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  • MARK L. BETTENCOURT

    Dr. Mark Laton Bettencourt, 54, of Wamego, died unexpectedly in a car accident in the Cayman Islands on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015. The family provided some of the following information. Mark was born Dec. 23, 1960, in Oakland, California, the son of Lee and Martha (..

  • DUANE O. ELSASSER

    Duane Orville “Butch” Elsasser, 88, of Clay Center, died Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015, at Presbyterian Manor in Clay Center. The family provided some of the following information. Butch was born June 9, 1927, in Clay County, the son of Herman and Sophia (Bletscher) Elsasser. He ..

  • JOHN R. HILL

    John Richard Hill, 64, of Manhattan, died Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015, in the Stormont Vail Intensive Care Unit, in Topeka, following a brief illness. The family provided some of the following information. John was born March 12, 1951, in Manhattan, the son of Floyd B. ..

  • LAURA L. SCHRAEDER

    Laura Lee Schraeder, 74, of Council Grove, died Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015, at her residence. The family provided some of the following information. Laura was born Nov. 29, 1941, in Marysville, to Maurice and Verna (Koepp) Greiveldinger. She moved to St. Marys in 1948, where met ..

  • RICHARD H. DURKIN

    Richard Henry Durkin, 81, of Westmoreland, died Friday, Nov. 27, 2015, at the Westy Community Care Home. The family provided some of the following information. Richard was born April 13, 1934, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Thomas and Louise Keys Durkin. For many years ..

  • VALLETTA DRAYER

    Valletta “Val” (Jones)  Drayer, 51, of Manhattan, died Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. Val was born July 23, 1964, in Salina. She is survived by her siblings, Ron Eubanks (Lori), of Salina, Robert Eubanks (Tina), ..

  • THOMAS M. WHITLOCK

    Thomas M. Whitlock, 21, of Manhattan, died Friday, Nov. 27, 2015, at the Salina Regional Health Center, following complications from diabetes. The family provided some of the following information. Thomas was born July 21, 1994, in Manhattan, the son of Ray A. Whitlock Jr. and ..

  • HAROLD D. MERTZ

    Harold D. Mertz, 88, of Wamego, died Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015, at his home. The family provided some of the following information. Harold was born Oct. 27, 1927, in Wamego, the son of Harold A. and Edna (Hutchinson) Mertz.  Harold married Jeanne Kueny on ..

  • ROBERT R. STRAUB

    Robert R. “Bob” Straub, 77, died on Friday, Nov. 27, 2015, at Midland Hospice House in Topeka, from an intracranial hemorrhage. The family provided some of the following information. Bob was born on July 1, 1938, at his farm home near Flush. He was the ..

  • HAROLD SMITH

    Harold Vincent “H.V.” “Smitty” Smith, 90, passed away on Friday, Nov. 27, 2015 at his home in Olsburg. The family provided some of the following information. He was born on Feb. 14, 1925, in Wetmore. He was the son of Harold Orvil and Zena ..

  • HAROLD MERTZ

    Harold D. Mertz, 88, of rural Manhattan, died Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015, at his residence. He was born Oct. 27, 1927, in Wamego. Complete obituary and service information will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home...

  • KENNETH THOMAS

    Kenneth Thomas, 91, of Clay Center, died Monday, Nov. 23, 2015, at the Medicalodge in Clay Center. The family provided some of the following information. Kenneth was born April 23, 1924, in Aurora, Nebraska, the son of Leo Charles and Eva Marble (Arritt) Thomas. He ..

  • M. ANN ARTHUR

    M. Ann Arthur, 94, of Manhattan, died Friday, Nov. 27, 2015, at Meadowlark Hills-Bramlage House in Manhattan. She was born on Dec. 2, 1920. Additional obituary information and service times will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan, KS 66502...

  • MICHAEL T. VAUGHN

    Michael Troy “Mike” Vaughn, 52, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. Mike was born Jan. 12, 1963, in Flint, Michigan, the son of James Derrick and Carol Ann (..

  • E. VERNON REDDING

    E. Vernon Redding, 51, died in his sleep Thursday, July 9, 2015, at Fort Scott. The family provided some of the following information. Vern was born Dec. 18, 1963, in Junction City. He grew up in Manhattan, where he attended USD 383 schools. While at Manhattan ..

  • KENNETH THOMAS

    Kenneth Thomas, 91, of Aurora, Nebraska, died Monday, Nov. 23, 2015, at the Medicalodge in Clay Center. The family provided some of the following information. Kenneth was born April 23, 1924, in Aurora, Nebraska, the son of Leo Charles and Eva Marble (Arritt) Thomas. He ..

  • ADELIA BROWN-MOEHLMAN

    Adelia Brown-Moehlman, 59, of Pomona, died Friday, Nov. 20, 2015. Visitation will be 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015, at the Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home in Ottawa. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, also at Lamb-Roberts. Burial will follow in ..

  • JOHN D. BRAUN

    John Doniat Braun, 64, died Friday, Nov. 20, 2015, at his home in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He died surrounded by loved ones, after a long battle with cancer. The family provided some of the following information. Mr. Braun was born Jan. 28, 1951, in San ..

  • EARL PARKHURST

    Earl LeRoy Parkhurst, 54, of Wamego, died Monday, Nov. 23, 2015, in Topeka. The family provided some of the following information. Earl was born April 19, 1961, in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, the son of George and Marjorie Lowry Parkhurst.  Earl was a truck driver, ..

  • JANICE L. GABLE

    Janice L. “Jan” Gable, 81, of Manhattan, died Monday, Nov. 23, 2015, at her home, following an extended illness. The family provided some of the following information.  Jan was born May 3, 1934, in Manhattan, the daughter of Ralph Orville and Virginia F. (Docking) ..


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