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  • RAY M. BOMMELAERE

    Ray Madison Bommelaere, 82, Manhattan, died peacefully with family by his side on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 at the Stoneybrook Rapid Recovery Unit in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. Ray was born Dec. 20, 1933, in Springer, New Mexico, the son ..

  • MURT HANKS III

    Murt “Sam” Hanks III, 59, Manhattan, died Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. Sam was born Sept. 13, 1956, in Manhattan, the son of Murt Hanks Jr. and Barbara Jean (Starnes) ..

  • JOHN KEARNS

    John Kearns, 70, died Aug. 21, 2016. The family provided some of the following information. He is survived by his wife, Na; his sons, Dan (Carla) and Paul (Kim); six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and brothers, Jim and Bob. He was preceded in death ..

  • SARAH M. HAMILTON

    Sarah M. “Missy” Hamilton, 62, Lawrence, died Saturday, July 23, 2016, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. The family provided some of the following information. Missy grew up in Lawrence and attended Kansas State University, followed by graduate school at Oklahoma State University, where she ..

  • MERT HANKS III.

    Mert Hanks III, 59, died Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House. Arrangements are pending with Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home...

  • PHILLIP ALAN KNIGHT

    Phillip Alan Knight, 56, died on Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, at The Denver Hospice, Denver. He was born on April 4, 1960, to Kenneth E. and Jo Anna McCoy Knight at Scott City. He was a lifetime Lyons resident. He graduated from Lyons High School ..

  • MADELENE AUSTIN

    Madelene Louise Austin, 61, of Manhattan, died on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. Dove Cremation & Funeral Service, of Junction City, is assisting the family with cremation arrangements. Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association. She was born on Oct. 17, 1954, in Los Angeles, ..

  • TODD S. FARRAR

    Todd Stuart Farrar, 41, Manhattan, died Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, at his residence. The family provided some of the following information.  Todd was born Oct. 4, 1974, in Wichita, the son of Joe E. and Nancy S. (Barker) Farrar. Todd attended schools from kindergarten ..

  • KENNETH E. CARSON

    Kenneth Eugene Carson, 91, Leonardville, died Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016, at St. Luke’s South Hospital in Overland Park. The family provided some of the following information. Ken was born on Sept. 12, 1924 in Omaha, Nebraska, the oldest son of Walter F. and Ruth (..

  • MARGARET J. ROGERS

    Margaret J. “Shorty” Rogers, 83, Alma, died Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, at Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan.  The family provided some of the following information. Shorty was born Aug. 27, 1932, in rural Dwight, the daughter of Carl and Edith Ebbutt Best. She married ..

  • CHRISTOPHER W. FRANK

    Christopher William Frank, 33, Paxico, died Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016, in a car accident.  The family provided some of the following information. Chris was born on June 3, 1983, in Wamego, the son of Richard and Jennifer Woollard Frank. Chris worked as a Press ..

  • ARDITH E. SCHMUTZ

    Ardith E. Schmutz, 76, Junction City, died Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016, at St. Francis Medical Center in Wichita. The family provided some of the following information.  Ardith was born on Sept. 5, 1939, in Stockton, Missouri, to Virgil and Audry (McBride) West. On May 10, 1960, ..

  • JAMES E. RODECAP

    James E. Rodecap, 82, Pomona, died Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016, in Topeka. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016, at the Meriden Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the Barnett Family Funeral Home in ..

  • TODD S. FARRAR

    Todd S. Farrar, 41, Manhattan, died Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, at his residence in Manhattan. He was born on Oct. 4, 1974, in Wichita. Additional obituary information and service times will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home in Manhattan. ..

  • KENNETH CARSON

    Kenneth E. Carson, 91, of Leonardville, died Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016, at St. Luke’s South Hospital in Overland Park. Additional obituary and service information will be announced later by the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home...

  • BARBARA CLARK

    Barbara Ann Held Clark, 92, died Friday, Aug. 5, 2016 in Manhattan. She was born Aug. 5, 1924, in Clay Center to Ernest and Elsie (Cowell) Held. Barbara attended Kansas State University and graduated in 1946 with a degree in home economics education. She taught in ..

  • GEORGE A. EILERT

    George A. Eilert, 88, of Beloit died Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. Survivors include his wife, Anita of Beloit; children, Kathy Scott of Glen Elder, Marlene Jaso of Louisville, Kentucky, Darlene Fischer of Gardner, Sondra Richardson of Belleville, Diane Glauser of Glen Elder, Mary ..

  • RAGNAR M. EMRICH

    Ragnar Malcolm Emrich, 37, died in a plane crash Thursday, July 28, 2016, near David City, Nebraska. The family provided some of the following information. Ragnar was born Nov. 16, 1978, in Manhattan. On Sept. 9, 2006, Ragnar married Angela Faith Cabell in Gretna, Nebraska. Ragnar and ..

  • BERNICE G. OWENS

    Bernice G. Owens, 91, of Wamego died Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, at Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan with her dear daughter, Julie, and family by her side. The family provided some of the following information. She was born Oct. 5, 1924, in the Wells Creek ..

  • CHARLES G. NIERNBERGER

    Charles Gilbert Niernberger, 91, of Manhattan died Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016, at Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. Chuck was born Nov. 23, 1924 in Ellis County, the oldest son of Edgar and Nora Wasinger Niernberger. He ..


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