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  • Sign business entrepreneur Thomas dies

    Blaine Thomas, a prominent local businessman, died Friday in his home at age 90. Thomas owned Thomas Sign Service, a billboard business, at 1515 Fair Lane. He began operation in 1941. Thomas became a bit of civic activist throughout the years, continually bickering ..

  • BLAINE N. THOMAS

    Blaine N. Thomas, 90, a lifetime resident and active community member of Manhattan, died Friday at his home. Blaine was born on Aug. 18, 1923, in Manhattan, the son of Ora and Alta (Shields) Thomas. He grew up and attended schools in Manhattan, ..

  • PHYLLIS MARIE JACK

    Phyllis Marie Jack, 89, a long-time Manhattan resident, died Dec. 14 in Gainesville, Fla. She was born Jan. 4, 1924, in Burlington, Iowa. She was married to Lowell E. Jack on Oct. 10, 1948. He died in 2010. Surviving are Steven Allen Jack and his wife, Randi ..

  • JENNIE SCHMIDT

    Jennie M. Schmidt, 86, of Manhattan, died Friday at Autumn Hills in Riley. She was born April 27, 1927, in Altus, Ark., the daughter of Samuel Henry and Mattie Lou (McMinn) Wood. Mrs. Schmidt graduated from high school and then earned her teaching ..

  • SHARON K. FULTON

    Sharon K. ‘Shari’ (Meador) Fulton, 69, died Dec. 19. She was the daughter of Ione and Claude Meador, (both deceased), beloved wife of 46 years. She was a retired secretary of KMS in Wichita. Survivors include her husband, Glenn; son and daughter-in-law, Sean ..

  • HOBART PAUL BOLES

    Hobart Paul Boles, 95, of Huntsville, Ala., died Thursday. He was born in Brandsville, Mo., and was married to the former Donnie Hutchinson. She preceded him in death. He received an AB in biology and education in 1939, MS in biology from ..

  • KATHLEEN HUBBARD

    Kathleen L. Hubbard, 64, of Chanute, died Wednesday at the Heritage Care Center. The family provided some of the following information. Kathleen was born on Oct. 29, 1950, in Manhattan. She was the daughter of Vaughn and Donna (Funk) Kleiner. After high school, ..

  • BILLY JOE WEBB

    Billy Joe Webb, 31, of Riley, died Wednesday at his residence. The family provided some of the following information. He was born on June 21, 1982, at Clay Center. He was the son of Joe Bob and Alice Irene (Bolek) Webb. Billy was ..

  • DOROTHY A. STRAUB

    Dorothy A. (Hupe) Straub, 85, of Belvue, died Thursday in Manhattan at The Good Shepherd Hospice House. The family provided some of the following information. Dorothy was born Aug. 3, 1928, in Wamego. She was the daughter of Carl and Catherine “Dean” (Sackrider) ..

  • PAULINE JOSEPHINE DINGER

    Pauline Josephine Dinger, 94, of Manhattan, died Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center in Wichita.  She was a life-long resident of the area. Pauline was born Oct. 4, 1919, in Osborne, the daughter of George and Sadie Scott William. She ..

  • EVE GETTYS

    Eve Loleetta Grace Gettys, 63, of Manhattan died Sunday, Dec.29, 2013, at her home, with her family and friends at her bedside. The family provided some of the following information. She was born in Charleston, W. Va., and at age 1 moved to ..

  • WAYDE BYRD

    Wayde Byrd Sr. died on Dec. 29, 2013, at the age of 88. The family provided some of the following information. He was born on July 2, 1925 in Joes, Colo. His family moved to Manhattan when he was 8 years old. He attended Manhattan schools. ..

  • BILLY JOE WEBB

    Billy Joe Webb, 31, of Riley, died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, at his residence of natural causes. Funeral services are pending with the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home in Riley...

  • STANLEY SNODGRASS

    Stanley Lee Snodgrass, 65, of Alma, died Dec. 8 at his home. He was a life-long resident of the community. The family provided some of the following information. Stan was born May 28, 1948, in Fort Riley. He was the son of Doryl and ..

  • RANDY BILLINGS

    Chief Warrant Officer 2 Randy Lee Billings, 34, of Manhattan, died Dec. 17 in a helicopter crash while serving with NATO forces in Now Bahar, Afghanistan. Five of his fellow soldiers died in the same crash. The family provided some of the following ..

  • EVE GETTYS

    Eve Gettys, 63, of Manhattan, died Sunday at her home in Manhattan. She was born on March 17, 1950, in Charleston, W.Va. She was the daughter of Edwards and Edna (Surface) Hooks. Complete obituary information and service times are pending and will ..

  • JOSEPH BEAUDET

    Joseph J. “Joe” Beaudet, 91, of Manhattan, died Friday. The family provided some of the following information. Joe was born April 28, 1922, in Richmond, Minn. He was the son of Joseph and Libbie Beaudet. He grew up in Stillwater, Minn., and graduated ..

  • WAYDE BYRD

    Wayde Byrd, 88, of Manhattan, died Sunday at the Mercy Regional Health Center. He was born on July 2, 1925 in Joes, Colo. He was the son of Henry and Clara (Weaver) Byrd. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at the ..

  • I SUN MICKLE

    I Sun Mickle, 66, of Junction City, died Saturday at her home. The family provided some of the following information. I Sun was born April 19, 1947, at Chonpuk-do, Korea. She was the daughter of Dong Kon & Yang Sun Kang Yi. She ..

  • BILL RENCIN

    Bill Rencin, 83, of Hanover, died on Thursday at St. Elizabeth’s Regional Medical Center in Lincoln, Neb. He is survived by his wife, Marian, who was his high school sweetheart.  Billy and Marian were married June 13, 1953. He is also ..


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