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  • EDWIN SORENSON

    Edwin Harold Sorenson, 65, died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, at his home in Tacoma, Washington. The family provided some of the following information: Edwin was born March 23, 1951, in Cottonwood Falls. He was the son of Virgil and Irene (Brandley) Sorenson. He was raised ..

  • MONTE B. HILDRETH

    Monte Bruce Hildreth, 70, of Kansas City, Missouri, died Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, in Knox County, Illinois. The family provided some of the following information: Monte Bruce Hildreth was born on July 9, 1946, in Jackson C o u n t y, Missouri to J. ..

  • HELEN E. JUDD

    Helen Elizabeth Kelley Judd, 95, a Council Grove native, died Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017. The family provided some of the following information: Helen was born June 19, 1921. Her parents were Glen P. Kelley and Stella E. Whiting Kelley, although she was raised by her ..

  • ROY STRIFLER

    Roy Strifler, 68, of Manhattan, died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, at Stormont- Vail Health in Topeka. The family provided some of the following information: Roy was born Feb. 26, 1948, in Westmoreland. He was the son of Bernard L. and Annabeth (Eversmeier) Strifler. Cremation is ..

  • JEANNE MERTZ

    Leola “Jeanne” (Kueny) Mertz, 87, died Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, at her farm home, east of Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information: Jeanne was born Nov. 7, 1929, in Kansas City, Kansas, and grew up in the town of Oskaloosa. She was ..

  • JANET DARDENNE

    Janet Elaine Dardenne, 65, of Wamego, formerly of Baxter Springs, died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017. The family provided some of the following information: Janet was born Jan. 14, 1952, in Picher, Oklahoma. She was the daughter of Willard and Peggy Redden Brown. Janet married Garry ..

  • INGEBORG TUTTLE

    Ingeborg Ruth Tuttle died on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. She is survived by her sons, Howard Tuttle and Larry Tuttle; her daughters, Shirley Tuttle and Sharon Tuttle-Werle; and also her six grandchildren. Private services ..

  • JAMES C. MITCHELL

    James C. Mitchell, Ph.D., 81, of Manhattan, died Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016, at the Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. He was born July 30, 1935, in Youngstown, Ohio. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Manhattan, 481 ..

  • PAUL L. CROSS SR.

    Paul LeRoy Cross Sr., 89, former longtime Manhattan resident, died Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. I n recent years Paul had been residing at Vintage Park Assisted Living in Wamego. The family provided some of the ..

  • LEONA BERG

    Leona Faye Berg, 75, of Wichita, formerly of Onaga, died Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017. She was born on Feb. 2, 1941, in Wheaton. She was the daughter of Lawrence and Faye Bosse Kuehl. Leona married Lawrence Emil Berg on April 23, 1967. He died on Jan 1, 1997. Leona ..

  • JEANNE MERTZ

    Leola “ Jeanne” Mertz, 87, of Manhattan, died Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, at her home. Jeanne was born on Nov. 7, 1929, in Kansas City, Missouri. She had been an area resident where she and her husband, Harold, farmed near Zeandale. Additional obituary information and service ..

  • RITA HEIGERT

    Rita M. (Glotzbach) Heigert, 94, of Paxico, died Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017. The family provided some of the following information. She was born Dec. 20, 1922 in Paxico. She was the daughter of Ben and Katherine (Buscher) Glotzbach. She attended Paxico schools, graduating from Paxico ..

  • AILEEN MARIE ENGELMANN CRAY

    Aileen Marie Engelmann Cray, 68, died Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016, after a yearlong battle with cancer. The family provided some of the foll owing information: Heaven’s choir added an extraordinary soprano when Ailleen beloved mother, sister, friend and colleague entered God’s ..

  • LOREN R. ALEXANDER

    Loren Ray Alexander, 86, of Manhattan, died Saturday morning, Jan. 7, 2017. The family provided some of the foll owing information: Loren was born on Aug. 9, 1930, near Nashville, Kansas, the son of Rev. Marion Joseph and Lenora Eva Maria (Poppe) Alexander. He graduated ..

  • EDNA BRYANT

    Edna Marguerite Dailey Bryant, 96, of Manhattan, died on the evening of the Epiphany, Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, in the home her father built in 1938. She was surrounded by family and loved ones. The family provided some of the following information: Edna was ..

  • BETSY BERGEN

    Betsy Bergen, 88, Topeka, died Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, at her home. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 16, at Penwell-Gabel Southwest Chapel, 3700 SW Wanamaker Road, Topeka. The family will greet friends one hour prior to the service. Burial will ..

  • FREDERICK WOHLER

    Frederick “Fred” Dale Wohler, 88, of Leonardville, died Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, at the Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information: Fred was born on Jan. 7, 1929, on the farm near Leonardville. He was the son of Laurin ..

  • BRENDA SUE BAKER-WILLIAMS

    Brenda Sue Baker-Williams, 61, of Valley Center, died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, surrounded by her loved ones at home. The family provided some of the following information: Brenda was born on April 15, 1955 in Manhattan. She raised her family in Killeen, Texas, where she ..

  • EDWARD EUGENE HAMILTON

    Edward Eugene Hamilton, 70, of Westmoreland, died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, in Manhattan. The family provided some of the foll owing information: Ed was born Dec. 20, 1946, in Concordia. He was the son of Clarence and Alice Ball Hamilton. He served in the U...

  • GEORGE R. COLTHARP JR.

    George “Buck” Coltharp, Jr., 65, Manhattan, died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016, surrounded by family at Stormont- Vail Hospital, Topeka. The family provided some of the following information: Buck was born on Dec. 5, 1951, in Manhattan, to George Riley and Pauline Marie (Siebold) Coltharp Sr. ..


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