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  • LEWIS E. BROWDER

    Lewis Eugene Browder, 83, of Leonard, Texas, died Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015, at the Leonard Manor. The family provided some of the following information. Lewis was born Jan. 29, 1932, in Harmon County, Oklahoma, the son of Benjamin Carroll and Fannie Ethel Overall Browder. Lewis ..

  • MILDRED H. PULTZ

    Mildred Hoerner Pultz, 104, of Pasadena, California, died Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015, at her home in Pasadena. The family provided some of the following information. Mildred was born Sept. 13, 1911, in Manhattan, the daughter of lifelong Manhattan residents George and Helen Hoerner. Mildred moved ..

  • ROBERT LEONARD

    Robert Andrews “Bob” Leonard Jr., 97, died Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015, at Homestead Assisted Living in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. He was born on Oct. 26, 1918, in Pittsburg. Parents were Anna and Robert Leonard Sr. He was a veteran ..

  • DR. ROBERT EDWARD McCAUSTLAND, DVM

    Robert Edward “Bob” McCaustland, 86, Manhattan, died Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. Bob was born June 26, 1929, to George and Velma (Goddard) McCaustland in Dodge City. Bob was raised ..

  • MARILYN C. SHARP

    Marilyn C. “Mickey” Sharp, 88, of Manhattan, died Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015, at the Meadowlark Hills-Collins House in Manhattan. She was born on Aug. 12, 1927, in Parkerville and had been a longtime Manhattan resident. Additional obituary information and service times will be announced later ..

  • DARREL L. RUNDUS

    Darrel L. Rundus, 79, of Wakefield, died Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015, at the Golden Living Center in Wakefield. The family provided some of the following information. Darrel was born Dec. 4, 1935, in Blue Rapids, the son of Paul and Esther F. (Traxler) Rundus.  ..

  • DONALD L. JOHNSON

    Donald Lee Johnson, 89, of Wamego, died Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015, at his home. The family provided some of the following information. Don was born June 21, 1926, in rural Blaine, the son of Carl H. and Anna Schrader Johnson. He served in the U...

  • ROBERT A. LEONARD

    Robert Andrews Leonard Jr. died Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015, at Homestead Assisting Living in Manhattan. He was born Oct. 26, 1918, in Pittsburg. Complete obituary and service information will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home in Manhattan...

  • ROBERT McCAUSTLAND

    Robert “Bob” McCaustland, 86, of Manhattan, died Tuesday Dec. 1, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. He was born June 26, 1929, in Dodge City. Complete obituary information is pending and will be announced by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home in Manhattan...

  • KENNETH AREA

    Kenneth “Dale” Area, 84, of Westmoreland, died Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, at his home. The family provided some of the following information. Dale was born Nov. 7, 1931, to Arch and Doris (Anderson) Area. The family lived in the Sales community before moving to Olsburg ..

  • 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 ..


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