Ruth Marie Opie, 97, died Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, at Via Christi in Manhattan. She was born Nov. 17, 1916, in Great Bend, the daughter of Robert and Helena (Otto) Essmiller. Ruth married Ralph E. Opie Jan. 30, 1938, in Great Bend. He died Jan. 19, 2005. A ..
Robert I. Chard, 92, died Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, at Mercy Regional Health Center, Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. He was born on Dec. 12, 1921, in Lincoln, the son of Henry A. and Clara E. (Howard) Chard. Robert graduated from ..
A celebration of the life of Steve Posler will be held at College Avenue United Methodist Church, 1609 College Ave., at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 8, 3014, with the Rev. Larry Fry officiating. A private family inurnment will be held at a ..
Fern Hageman, 83, of Leonardville, died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, at the Leonardville Nursing Home. Funeral services are pending with the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home...
Jill Ann (Frechette) Carlson, Manhattan, 52, died July 26, 2014, at Oklahoma State University Medical Center-Tulsa. The family provided some of the following information. Jill was born on June 29,1962, in Milwaukee, Wis., to James and Elois Frechette. She grew up in Overland Park ..
Jean E. Peterka died on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at Meadowlark Hills in Manhattan. The funeral mass was at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Wichita on Saturday, Aug. 2, at 9:30 a.m. with a burial following. Her grandson, the Rev. Peter ..
Warren V. McCracken, 90, of Belleville died July 31, 2014. He was born March 14, 1924, in rural Cuba, the youngest son of Thaddeus L. McCracken and Myrtle (Dorman) McCracken. He served with the United States Army during World War II. He was united in ..
Gabriel Richard Rayas, 71, Salina, died July 31, 2014, after a long battle with cancer. He was born March 24, 1943, in Kendall, the son of Jess and Dolores (Coronado) Rayas. Gabe was an army veteran serving from 1964 to 1966. He worked in the optical profession ..
Louise M. Winter, 92, died Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided the following information. Louise was born on Feb. 23, 1922, in Shields, the daughter of George and Maude (Kackley) Maddy. Louise earned her bachelor’..
Howard I. Kitterman,102, of Manhattan, died Sunday, July 27, 2014, at Homestead Assisted Living, Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. He was born on Sept. 6, 1911, in Durham, the son of William Lee & Ella (Knox) Kitterman. Howard was proud ..
Herman Wiard, 93, Manhattan, died Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. He was born on Oct. 25, 1920, in rural Riley County near Manhattan, the son of Herman Earl and Mary (Crider) Wiard. On May 14, 1942, he was married to Verna ..
Sophia Geneva (Gene) Davidson died Sunday, July 27, 2014. The family provided the following information. Gene was the daughter of George and Ruby Croft, and was born in Little Rock, Ark., in 1925. She moved to Manhattan after marrying Loren Irving Davidson (Dave) ..
Herman R. Wiard, 93, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at Mercy Regional Health Center. Arrangements are pending with Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home in Riley...
Paul Branson, 47, presentation editor of the St. Joseph News-Press, died Sunday, July 27, 2014, at his parents’ home in Osawatomie. He was there recovering from a serious motorcycle accident when he collapsed. Attempts to revive him by family members and EMTs were ..
Malakai Isaac Dean Rowland-Van Horn, 23, of Clay Center, died of cancer Friday, July 25, 2014, at the KU Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan. He was born on Oct. 13, 1990, at Fort Riley. On June 4, 2011, at Clay Center, he was married to Diamond ..
Howard I. Kitterman, 102, of Manhattan, died Sunday, July 27, 2014, at Homestead Assisted Living, Manhattan. He was born on Sept. 6, 1911, in Durham, the son of William Lee and Ella (Knox) Kitterman. Howard was proud of his service in the United States Army.&..
Pamela Jean Olson, 54, of rural Onaga, formerly of Albuquerque, N.M., and Loveland, Colo., died Sunday, July 27, 2014, after a battle with cancer. She lived the last 10 years in Albuquer-que and had recently moved to Kansas to be close ..
Morris Dozier, Sr., 92, of Junction City, died Thursday, July 24, 2014, at Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. Morris was born Nov. 30, 1921, in Leslie, Ga., the son of the late Charlie and Minnie (Frazier) Dozier. Morris attended schools and graduated from ..
Robert L. “Bob” Funk, 87, died Thursday, July 24, 2014 at Asbury Park in Newton. The family provided some of the following information. He was born Nov. 21, 1926, in Newton to Theo and Lydia (Hiebert) Funk. He lived in Hillsboro, where his father owned ..
Paul Lyndon Branson II, 47, St. Joseph, Mo., formerly of Manhattan, died suddenly Sunday, July 27, 2014, at his parents’ home. According to a family member, Mr. Branson died after suffering either a pulmonary embolism or a heart attack. Efforts to revive him ..
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