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  • DWIGHT W. McCLURE

    Dwight Wesley “Deek” McClure, 80, of Topeka, died Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015, at his home. The family provided some of the following information. Dwight passed away peacefully surrounded by family. He was born Sept. 20, 1935, in Manhattan, to Ulis Vaughn McClure and Stella (Bach) ..

  • DEWAIN A. ACHENBACH

    Dewain Arnold Achenbach, 97, of Manhattan, died Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015, at Meadowlark Hills Collins House. He was born Sept. 1, 1918, in Goodland. Complete obituary and service information will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan, KS 66502...

  • ANNE J. PUETT

    Anne J. Puett, 76, of Manhattan, died Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015, at the Geary County Community Hospital in Junction City. She was born on July 24, 1939, in Martinsville, Virginia, the daughter of Moier and Anne Mae (Willis) Joyce.  She attended schools in the ..

  • BRYAN DEAN ROHN

    Bryan Dean Rohn, 54, of Wamego, died Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015, at his home. The family provided some of the following information. Bryan was born on Oct. 1, 1961, in Goodland, to Eldon and Eleanor (Gfeller) Rohn.  He worked for USDA Rural Development as ..

  • WILLIAM LEE ASBURY

    William Lee Asbury, 67, of Gladstone, Missouri, died Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015, at NorthCare Hospice House. The family provided some of the following information. William was born on April 24, 1948, in Charleston, West Virginia. He served in the Army’s 101st Airborne Division in ..

  • WILLIAM CHARLES GAGNON

    William Charles “Charlie” Gagnon, 82, of Manhattan since 2000 and formerly of Salina, died Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015, while in the company of family members at his residence.  He formerly owned the Ballou Construction Company in Salina, retiring in 1995. Charlie was born in ..

  • ROSS IRWIN PAULI

    Ross Irwin Pauli, 96, of Manhattan, died Friday, Aug. 7, 2015, at Via Christi Village in Manhattan. A celebration of Ross’s life for family and friends will be at 11 a.m. Saturday November 7, 2015, at the Trinity Presbyterian Church, Manhattan. Graveside inurnment with ..

  • ANNE J. PUETT

    Anne J. Puett, 76, of Manhattan, died Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015, at the Geary County Community Hospital in Junction City. She was born on July 24, 1939 in Martinsville, Virginia, the daughter of Moier and Anne Mae (Willis) Joyce. Complete obituary information is pending and ..

  • JONEL L. HOUGHTON

    Jonel L. Houghton, 76, of Manhattan, died Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015, at the Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. Jonel was born Dec. 3, 1938, in Argos, Indiana, the daughter of John and Garnett (Saygers) Chaplain. On April 10, 1958, ..

  • JAMES A. ROSS

    James Ashley Ross, 48, of Wamego, died Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015, at his home following a long illness. The family provided some of the following information. James was born April 25, 1967, in Tawas City, Michigan, the son of Dallas Lee and Betty Hudson Ross. ..

  • FRANCES M. HILL

    Frances Marie Hill, 78, died Sunday Oct. 18, 2015, at the Wamego Hospital in Wamego. Graveside Memorial Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 2, 2015, at the St. George Cemetery in St. George. The family will gather at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, ..

  • ROBERT D. ZIEGENHIRT

    Robert Dean Ziegenhirt, 66, of Alta Vista, died Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. The family provided some of the following information. Bob was born July 1, 1949, in rural White City, to Carl and Edith (Coltharp) Ziegenhirt, Sr. He graduated ..

  • GAIL J. SWEANY

    Gail Johnson Sweany, 97, of Roeland Park and formerly of Belvue, died Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015, at Brighton Gardens in Prairie Village. The family provided some of the following information.  Gail was born March 26, 1918, in Belvue, to David and Goldie Johnson. She ..

  • DENNIS A. SCHURLE

    Dennis Alan Schurle, 64, of Alma, died Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015, at his home following an illness. The family provided some of the following information. Dennis was born Dec. 14, 1950, in Manhattan, the son of Wayne E. and Irene Whitaker Schurle.  Dennis served ..

  • CONNIE D. DEPEW

    Connie Dean Depew, 83, of Westmoreland and formerly of Wheaton, died Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015, at Via Christi Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. Connie was born Sept. 20, 1932, in Greenleaf, the son of Charles L. and Genevieve Spence Depew. Connie ..

  • WILLIAM H. RICHARD

    William Henry Richards, 90, of Manhattan, died Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015, in Laguna Woods, California. The family provided some of the following information. Bill Richards was born Nov. 2, 1924, in St. Joseph, Missouri, the fourth son of James Cornelius and Virginia (Kindig) Richards.  ..

  • BERNICE SCHONEWEIS

    Bernice LaVon (Brown) Schoneweis, 84, of Manhattan, died Monday, Oct. 26, 2015, at the Stormont-Vail Hospital in Topeka, following an extended illness. The family provided some of the following information. Bernice was born April 26, 1931, in the family home near Americus, the daughter of ..

  • LAWRENCE AND CATHERINE SCHUETZE

    Lawrence “Roger” Schuetze, 82, of Columbus Junction, Iowa, and formerly of Paxico, died June 23, 2015, and Catherine “Kay” Cummings Schuetze, 80, of Columbus Junction, Iowa, and formerly of Kansas City, died Sept. 11, 2015. Roger and Kay are survived by their two sons, Charles Schuetze (..

  • MADELINE F. ROWLEY

    Madeline Florine Rowley, 93, formerly of Manhattan, died Friday, Oct. 23, 2015, at the Leonardville Nursing Home. The family provided some of the following information. Madeline was born on July 13, 1922, in Riley, the daughter of Edward and Goldie (Mugler) Debus. She attended grade ..

  • JEAN E. ROHRIG

    Jean Elizabeth Rohrig, 61, of Lincoln, Kansas, died Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015, at Via Christi Hospital in Wichita. The family provided some of the following information. Jean was born Sept. 30, 1954, in Beloit.  She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Beloit ..


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