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  • JANE L. PETERSON

    Jane L. Peterson, 56, of St. George, was found deceased on Friday in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. She was born June 26, 1957, in Wamego. She was the daughter of Mark and Isabel (Gros) Torrey, and had been ..

  • W. JOAN OLSON LARDNER

    W. Joan Olson Lardner, 83, of Topeka, died Tuesday at Midland Care Hospice House. The family provided some of the following information. Joan was born April 4, 1930, in Olsburg. She was the daughter of Victor Smith Olson and Rosa Catherine Lintz Olson. ..

  • DANIEL L. THOMAS

    Daniel L. “Dan” Thomas, 40, of Blue Rapids, died of natural causes March 1 at Community Memorial Health Care in Marysville. Survivors include his wife, Jenny Thomas, his son, Davis Thomas, his father, Bill Thomas, all of Blue Rapids; and sister Jancy ..

  • MARIE H. DAHL

    Marie H. Dahl, 77, of Kansas City, Mo., died Feb. 25. Marie was born May 23, 1936, in Kansas City, Mo. Marie was a member of St. James Lutheran Church, Sons of Norway, T.O.P.S. and Parents as Teachers. She was preceded ..

  • EDNA MAE GERDES SCHWARZ

    Edna Mae Gerdes Schwarz, 81, of Marysville, died Sunday at Cambridge Place in Marysville. The family provided some of the following information. Edna Mae was born Feb. 27, 1933 at Odell, Neb., to William R. and Grace (Tjaden) Gerdes. She was baptized, confirmed ..

  • STEVE EDWIN HEMPHILL

    Steve Edwin Hemphill, 71, of Wamego, died Sunday at the Valley Vista Good Samaritan Society in Wamego. The family provided some of the following information. Steve was born on March 17, 1942, in Madison to George and Florence (Ames) Hemphill. He attended local ..

  • HENRY MITCHELL BERG

    Henry Mitchell Berg, 82, of Topeka, died Sunday at Stormont-Vail Health Care in Topeka. He worked for over 20 years as an independent insurance agent, and owned and operated Berg’s IGA in Westmoreland. Henry married Kathryn Onek on April 4, 1954, in Hiawatha. ..

  • JANE PETERSON

    Jane Peterson, 56, of St. George, was found dead Feb. 28 at Tuttle Cove at Tuttle Creek Lake. She was born June 26, 1957.  Complete obituary information will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502...

  • EDWARD MacARTHUR

    Edward MacArthur, 82, of Alta Vista, died Feb. 27 at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. He was born on Oct. 25, 1931, on the family farm in Geary County, near Alta Vista, the son of Emery and Phoebe (Crowell) MacArthur. Services for ..

  • DORIS JEAN CHENEY

    Doris Jean Cheney, 79, died Monday at Meadowlark Hills in Manhattan. She was born March 18, 1934, in Alma. Doris graduated from Wamego High in 1952. She married Eldon D. Cheney in 1952, they later divorced. Doris worked for the City of Clay Center Public ..

  • RUBY M. BROMAN

    Ruby M. Broman, 102, of Seward, Neb., formerly of Blue Rapids, died March 1 in Seward. Survivors include her son, Carl E. Whitesell and wife, Ann, of Scranton; three daughters, Mary Lou Higgins of El Cajon, Calif., Beulah M. Spunaugle and husband, ..

  • MILDRED M. SANBERG

    Mildred M. Sanberg, 97, died Feb. 26 at Leonardville Nursing Home in Leonardville. The family provided some of the following information. Mildred was born Dec. 15, 1916, in Morganville, the daughter of James and Carrie (Burchard) Murphy. Mildred attended school in Clay Center. She ..

  • JOHN H. SCHMEAL JR.

    John H. “Jack” Schmeal Jr., 65, of Olsburg, died early Monday morning at the Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. He was born on Feb. 28, 1949 in Newton, N.J. Complete obituary information is pending and will be announced by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen ..

  • MARCIA ANN BOESE

    Marcia Ann Boese, 85, of Leonardville, died Feb. 25 at the Leonardville Nursing Home. Marcia was born on Feb. 17, 1929, in Lawrence, to the late William and Susan (Gallagher) Hail. On August 29, 1953, in Lawrence, Marcia married the love of her life, Ken Boese. ..

  • PENNY J. (VAUGHN) STREETER

    Penny J. (Vaughn) Streeter, 56, of St. George, died Wednesday at the Meadowlark Hills-Honstead House in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. She was born on Oct. 17, 1957, in Chanute.  She was the daughter of Donald E. and ..

  • JAMES CRAVENS

    James Cravens, 73, of Westmoreland, died Wednesday at his home.  Jim worked in commercial construction but is best known for his fourteen years working as a corrections officer at the Pottawatomie County Jail. He is also survived by his wife, ..

  • TIMOTHY EUGENE FINAN JR.

    Timothy Eugene Finan, Jr., 84, of Blaine, died Tuesday at the Westy Community Care Home. Gene served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict as a flight engineer on a B-29 Bomber. Later Gene worked as an aviation ..

  • JERRY BERGEN

    Dr. Gerald “Jerry” Bergen, 80, of Topeka, died at his home on Tuesday. Cremation has taken place and a celebration of his life will be at 1 p.m., on March 10 at Penwell-Gabel Southwest Chapel, 3700 SW Wanamaker Rd., Topeka...

  • MELVIN JOHNSON

    Melvin Johnson, 68, died Tuesday at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. He was born Nov. 16, 1945, in Manhattan. He was the son of Alvin and Eva (Smith) Johnson.  Melvin was a ..

  • GWENDOLYN STEVENSON

    Gwendolyn E. Stevenson, 99, died Sunday in Andover.  She had lived in Wichita since 2006. The family provided some of the following information. She was born Dec. 11, 1914, in Washington County. Her parents were Emamuel and Edith (Peterson) Erickson. Gwen received her ..


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