Andrew Sackrider

WAMEGO – Andrew Sackrider, 82, Wamego, KS passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at the Westy Community Care Home in Westmoreland, KS.

On February 22, 1937, Andy was born to Charles and Sophia (Ziegler) Sackrider in Wamego, KS. Andy attended St. Bernard Grade School and Wamego High School.

He was united in marriage with Phyllis Kuhn on September 1, 1956. They divorced in 1982. He was united in marriage with Barbara (Schane) Cook on March 18, 1983. Barb survives of the home.

Andy started helping his brother, Gerald, at his greenhouse when he was 8 years of age. In 1955, he started working for KDOT where he was employed for 43 years before retiring in 1998 as an Area Superintendent. When he retired, Andy continued working around the home and doing odd jobs for others.

Andy was a man that could not say ‘no’ to anyone in need. He enjoyed helping others in any way he could. Above all, Andy loved his family. He was a great husband and father, and looked forward to visiting grandchildren and attending their events. He also had a soft spot for animals and enjoyed the outdoors. Andy was an accomplished woodworker. He built several items for grandchildren, and helped build 5 homes for himself and his sons.

Andy is survived by six children, Steve Sackrider (Nancy), Rod Sackrider (Dawn), Mike Cook (Joni), Shana Rickstrew (Ron), Shari Mays (Ron), and Tami Cook; two sisters, Josephine Bisenicks and Joyce Knapp; thirteen grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Andy was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers, Gerald, Charles, Leonard, Harold and Clyde; two sisters, Genevieve Mayfield and Reva Witt; and a granddaughter, Lindsey Rickstrew.

Funeral service for Andy will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at Stewart Funeral Home of Wamego.

Burial will follow in the St. Bernard Cemetery in Wamego. Visitation will be from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Monday, July 15 th at the funeral home.

The family has suggested memorials to the T. Russell Reitz Animal Shelter or the Friends of the Park fund, and may be left in the care of Stewart Funeral Home of Wamego, PO Box 48, Wamego, KS 66547. Online condolences may also be left at

Conrad (Connie) Steinel

Conrad (Connie) P. Steinel, Emporia, passed away at his home on Friday, June 28, 2019 at the age of 92.

Conrad Philemon Steinel was born at Clarkdale, AZ on July 15, 1926, the son of Philemon Clarence and Marie (Schmidt) Steinel. He married Lois Josephine Danielson in Lindsborg, Kansas on October 7, 1949. Lois passed away on November 13, 2018.

He is survived by sons; Daniel (Lara) Steinel, Lenexa, KS, Michael (Beverly) Steinel, Denton, TX, daughters; Marcia (Richard) Lehrman, Manhattan, KS, and Carol Steinel, Emporia, grandchildren; Christopher Lehrman, Matthew Lehrman, Rebekah (Lehrman) Stowe, Natalie Steinel and Grace Steinel-Jones and their mother Dianna Robinson, great-grandchildren; Kayleigh & Olivia Lehrman, Parker & Sadie Stowe, and Robby & Elisha Lehrman. He was preceded in death by his parents, step-mother; Bernice (Bone) Steinel, and sister; Barbara Meidl.

Mr. Steinel was a veteran of the United States Navy serving in the Pacific during World War II, a HAM Radio enthusiast, active in the Army and Air Force Military Affiliate Radio Service (MARS), member of the Emporia Amateur Radio Society, Emporia Area Retired School Personnel, the National Education Association, Kiwanas, the Lions Club, and St. Mark’s Lutheran Church of Emporia.

He received his Bachelor’s degree in music education at Bethany College and a Master’s degree at Wichita State. He taught music for 39 years in a number of Kansas schools, beginning at Gaylord, then at Cawker City, Marion, and Emporia. He also tuned pianos.

A lifelong lover of music, his main instrument was trumpet, which he was still playing up until just two weeks before his death.

Cremation is planned. A memorial service will be held on Friday, July 19, 2019 at 10:30 AM at Saint Mark’s Lutheran Church, followed by a luncheon at the church. Inurnment will occur later.

Memorials have been established with Saint Mark’s Lutheran Church or Hand In Hand Hospice with contributions sent in care of Roberts-Blue-Barnett Funeral Home, PO Box #175, Emporia, Kansas, 66801.

Online condolences may be left at

Beverly Brown Page

Beverly Jane Brown Page passed away in Glendale, California, on June 13, 2019 with her children by her side.

She was born to the late Clarence and Jane Brown in Washington, D.C., on January 15, 1944.

She graduated from Wichita East High School and received her B.A. in History from UC San Diego and a M.S. of Library Sciences from the University of Tulsa.

Beverly is survived by her son, Peter Page, and daughters Dr. Kathleen Page and Cammie Palagonia and her four grandchildren: Alanna Palagonia, Caitlin Roehmholdt, Michael Palagonia, and Conor Roehmholdt. She is also survived by her brothers Jack Michael Brown and Robert Brown.

She was a voracious reader who enjoyed books along with a glass of wine. She had a natural curiosity and loved to pass on her love of learning to her children and grandchildren, especially regarding world history. She loved to travel and could spend hours wandering around The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens or gazing out onto the Pacific Ocean from the deck of a sailboat.

A memorial service was held on July 12, 2019, in the Wayfarer’s Chapel in Ranchos Palos Verdes, California.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations in her name to The Huntington Gardens.

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