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  • MELISSA M. STAUFFER

    Melissa Marie Stauffer, 47, of Topeka, died Satu r d a y , Dec. 31, 2016, at her residence. Melissa was born in Olathe on April 8, 1969, the daughter of the late John D. and Delphine B. (Woodson) Stauffer. She graduated from Olathe South High ..

  • KENNETH L. FOX

    Dr. Kenneth Lee Fox of Robinson, Texas, died Thursday morning, Jan. 5, 2017, at the age of 90. He left this world peacefully and was joyously welcomed into his heavenly home. The family provided some of the foll owing information. Ken was born ..

  • WILMA J. LUND

    Wilma Jean Lund, 91, of Clay Center, died Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017, at Medicalodge of Clay Center. The family provided some of the following information: Wilma was born on March 27, 1925, in the Hayes Township, north of Clay Center. She was the daughter of ..

  • MELISSA M. STAUFFER

    Melissa Marie Stauffer, 47, of Topeka, died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016, at her residence. The family does not yet know the cause of death. The family provided some of the following information: Melissa was born in Olathe on April 8, 1969. She was the daughter ..

  • GILLES PELLETIER

    Gilles (Joe) Pelletier, 69, of Alta Vista, died Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016, at Saint Luke’s Heart Health Center in Kansas City, Missouri as the result of open heart surgery. The family provided some of the following information: He is survived by Carol (..

  • SUE GREIG

    Bettie Sue Greig, 89, of Manhattan, died on Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, in her home, in the care of her sons. The family provided some of the following information: Sue was born in Stamps, Arkansas, in 1927, to the late Gladys (Smith) and Jesse ..

  • LOU GRIMES

    Mary “Lou” Grimes, 65, died on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House, Manhattan. The family provided some of the foll owing information. She was born on Feb. 16, 1951 in Hanover. She was the daughter of Clarence and Marie (Brychta) Benda. ..

  • WILMA JEAN LUND

    Wilma Jean Lund, 91, of Clay Center, died Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017, at Medicalodge of Clay Center. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7 at the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home in Riley with the Rev. Kevin Larson officiating. Respect calls may be ..

  • JEAN WHERRELL

    Jean (Kotrous) Wherrell, 55, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, at the Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. She was born on Oct. 6, 1961, in Norfolk, Nebraska. She was the youngest of four children of Vac ..

  • ROBERT M. ‘BOBBY’ MASSIEON

    Robert “Bobby” Massieon, 67, of Wamego, died Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, in Overland Park. The family provided some of the foll owing information. Bobby was born Aug. 30, 1949 in Wamego. He was the son of Robert L. and Patricia L. (White) Massieon. He graduated ..

  • ELIZABETH STIEBE

    Elizabeth M. Stiebe, 90, died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, at her home near Kinsley. She was born on Sept. 8, 1926, to Joseph and Katherine Bernatzki in Kinsley. She attended school in Kinsley and graduated high school in spring of 1944. After high school she worked ..

  • FORREST L. BUTLER

    Forrest Lynne Butler, of the Wamego/St. George area, died Jan. 1, 2017, at the Topeka VA, Cotton wood CLC Unit. The family provided some of the following inf orma- tion. Born Sept. 9, 1946, in Boston, Massachusetts, he lived in Bangor, Maine, prior ..

  • BETTY LOU BAILEY

    Betty Lou Bailey, 83, died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, at Delmar Gardens in Overland Park. The family provided some of the foll owing information: Betty was born Oct. 11, 1933, in St. Joseph, Missouri. She graduating from Rosedale High School in 1951 Kansas City, Kansas. Betty ..

  • GERALD E. UMBARGER

    Gerald Eugene Umbarger, 92, of Chanute, died Friday, Dec. 30, 2016, at home in Chanute. The family provided some of the foll owing information: Gerald was born on Aug. 20, 1924, in Earlton, the son of Wi n n i e and Flossie (Miller) Umbarger. ..

  • SUE GREIG

    Sue Greig, 89, of Manhattan, died Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, in her home, in the care of her sons. The family provided some of the foll owing information: Sue was born i n Stamps, Arkansas, in 1927, to the late Gladys (Smith) and Jesse ..

  • JEANETTA CHART

    Jeanetta Rose Mullins Chart, 74, of Merritt Island, Florida, formerly of Manhattan, died Dec. 21, 2016. The family provided some of the following information: Jeanetta was born April 26, 1942, in Logan, West Virginia. Preceding her in death were her husband of 48 years, Harold G. ..

  • RALPH MULLET

    Ralph Mullet, 83, died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016, at Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. He was born Jan. 10, 1933, in New Orleans to Victor and Jennie Mercier Mullet. He served in the Army two years and was honorably discharged from active duty Nov. 22, 1955, ..

  • JERRY JOSEPH FINK

    Jerry Joseph Fink, 63, of Paxico, died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan after a brief journey with cancer. He was born February 4, 1953, in Junction City, to Clarence and Anneliese ( Kaiser) Fink. He is preceded in death ..

  • IRA M. RICHTER

    Ira M. Richter, 91, died Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, at the Good Shepherd Hosp ice House, Manhattan. The family provided some of the foll owing information: Ira was born on March 9, 1925, in Alta Vista. He was the son of Reinhold & Ida Bella (..

  • CATHERINE ALLEN

    Catherine Victoria Allen, 80, of Westmoreland, died Jan. 3, 2017, at W e s t y Community Care Home in W e s t more- land. The family provided some of the following information: Catherine was born Dec. 29, 1936, in Flush. She was the ..


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