Jackson County, Kansas
2005 Obituaries
 

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Janet Louise Ackors

Janet Louise Ackors, 61, Topeka, died May 26, 2005, at her home. She was born Aug. 21, 1943, in Topeka, the daughter of Roscoe Curtis and Alice Louise McFarland Hawkins. She graduated from Topeka High School in 1961. She married Donald Lee Ackors on June 2, 1962, in Miami, Okla. He survives. Other survivors include five daughers, Donna Pflaum, Osawatomie, Renee Edwards, Carbondale, Sondra Keith, Topeka, Paula Wathen, Mayetta, and Tina Myrick, Holton; five sons-in-law; 15 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Memorial services were held May 31 at Penwell-Gabel Parker-Price Chapel, 245 N.W. Independence Ave., Topeka. Memorial contributions may be made to the Janet L. Ackors Memorial Fund, sent in care of Credit Union One of Kansas, P.O. Box 1128, Topeka, KS 66601. Online condolences may be sent to www.penwellgabel.com

Holton Recorder

May 2005
 


Judie Adams

Judie Adams, 63, of Milan passed away Tuesday, October 4, 2005 at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, OH. She was born March 25, 1942, the daughter of Paul and Edna (Wininger) Collins who preceded her in death. She married William H. Adams on January 9, 1960, and he also preceded her in death. Mrs. Adams is survived by three sons Mark of Cross Plains, Ronald of Osgood and Andrew of Richmond, KY; three daughters Kim Prather of Milan, Ann Adams of Rising Sun and Lisa Collins of Versailles; four brothers Richard of Seattle, WA; David of Versailles; Robert of Vevay and John of Holton; five sisters Trudy Savage of Greendale, Margie Bleier of Erlanger, KY, Eileen Oliver of Anchorage, AK, Susan Walker of Versailles and Sally Brogan of Vevay; 25 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Adams was a former driver for Head Start, a cake decorator and worked the past 16 years for Charlie and Janet Moore. She was a member of the Hope Missionary Baptist Church. Funeral services were Saturday, October 8, 2005 at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home in Milan with Pastor Tom Holt officiating. Burial was at the New Craven Cemetery, Milan. Memorial contributions may be made to the family.

Versailles Republican, Versailles, IN

Oct 12 2005


Daniel K. Allen

 

Daniel K. Allen, 31, Topeka, died May 23, 2005, at a Kansas City, Mo. hospital. He was born Aug. 11, 1973, in Winchester. Mr. Allen was a member of the Kickapoo Nation and lived all his life in the Topeka community. Survivors include his mother, Marsha Wabaunsee Ferrari, and his stepfather, John Ferrari, Mayetta; two brothers, Henry L. Allen, Topeka, and Steven C. Allen, Yuma, Ariz.; and grandparents, Lou Wabaunsee, Mayetta, and Ruby Allen, Winchester. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Freda Wabaunsee, and his grandfather, Ira Allen. Graveside services were held May 27 at Prairie Peoples Cemetery on the Potawatomi Reservation.

Holton Recorder

May 2005



S. "Edith" Allen


S. "Edith" Allen, 89, Holton, died Sept. 14, 2005, at Holton Manor. She was born Nov. 27, 1915, near Mayetta, the daughter of George E. and Phoebe N. Watson. She attended Wigwam Grade School and graduated from Holton High School in 1933. Mrs. Allen was a homemaker and secretary, working for the Gossip Printery in Holton, the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Horton, and the FHA, Veterans Administration Hospital and U.S. Postal Service, all in Topeka. She and her husband were lifelong residents of the Holton area. She was a member of Evangel United Methodist Church in Holton. She also was a member of Columbian Chapter OES, NARFE, Crusader Sunday School Class, Faith Circle UMW and the Holton Hospital Auxiliary. She married George M. Allen on March 5, 1935. He preceded her in death. She also was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Neva; and a brother, Harold. Survivors include three sons, David G. Allen and wife Evelyn, Circleville, Dale R. Allen and wife Connie, Holton, and Stanley W. Allen and wife Allie, Montgomery, Ala.; a daughter, Mary E. Magnusson and husband Keith, Bismarck, N.D.; six grandchildren, David Ross, Aaron Todd, Scott, Steve and Carrie Allen and Monica Gainsforth; and 13 great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Sept. 24 at Evangel United Methodist Church in Holton. Friends may call on the family at 9 a.m. in the church parlor prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be sent to Evangel United Methodist Church, 227 Pennsylvania Ave., Holton, KS 66436; or to Jackson County Nursing Home Van Fund, 1121 W. Seventh St., Holton, KS 66436. Online condolences may be sent to www.penwellgabel.com

 

Holton Recorder

Sept 2005


Mary E. Anderson
(October 1, 1920 - February 20, 2005)

HOLTON - Mary E. Anderson, 84, of Holton, died Sunday, February 20, 2005, at the Jackson County Nursing Home. Mary was born October 1, 1920 south of Denison, the daughter of Charles and Edith Coleman Barrow. She attended schools in Jackson County.

She worked in a dress shop in Michigan, and at the Slimaker Dress Factory and Mode-O-Day in Holton.

Mary was a former member of the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Onaga and Onaga Chapter No. 71 of the Order of Eastern Star.

She married Wilbur H. “Rocky” Anderson December 16, 1941 in Topeka. He died October 5, 1998.

Mary was also preceded in death by two brothers; Vernon Barrow and Willis Barrow and two sisters, Elsie Zacharias and Ruth Barrow.

Survivors include a daughter, Helen M. Anderson, Pueblo, Colorado; a brother, Marion J. “Pete” Barrow, Holton; four sisters, Vera Blanton, Homestead, Florida, Florence Hutchins, Holton, Doris Clemons, Topeka, Carole Martell, Hoyt; three grandchildren, G. C. McClintock, Derek McClintock and Kimbra Blackmore, five great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 4th at the Denison Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Jackson County Nursing Home and may be sent in care of Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, 524 Pennsylvania, Holton 66436.

 

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Donald D. Anderson


Donald D. Anderson, 66, Topeka, died July 28, 2005, at a Topeka care center. He was born April 23, 1939, at Depew, Okla., the son of Samuel J. and Nannie M. Taylor Anderson. He attended school at Depew, Okla., Corona, Calif., Roundrock, Texas, and Mayetta. Donald worked at Thompson Hardware Store in Topeka and later at Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company. He served in the U.S. Army from 1961 to1963, stationed at Fort Riley. After his discharge, he returned to work at Goodyear for a short time until he became disabled. He attended the Methodist Church and was a member of Rubber Workers Local 307. He married Diana Dooley in 1967. They divorced in 1969. He married Barbara Nolan in 1971. They divorced in 1973. Survivors include four brothers, Jim Anderson and Freddie Anderson, both of Prague, Okla., Charles Anderson, Riverside, California, and David Anderson, Houston, Texas; five sisters, Verna Ramage, Hoyt, Kathryn Donn, Puyallup, Washington, Glenda Grant, Hoyt, Betty Holt, Holton and Mary Stickman, Everett, Washington; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Robert Anderson; and two sisters, Maggie Frances Anderson, who died at birth, and Jacquita Ann Anderson, who died in infancy. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Aug. 3 at Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Hoyt. Burial with military honors will follow in Hoyt Cemetery. Mr. Anderson will lie in state after 9 a.m. Aug. 2 at the funeral home, where visitation will be held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Donald D. Anderson Memorial Fund, to be used for residents at Brighton Place West, sent in care of Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, 100 Apache Drive, Hoyt, KS 66440. Online condolences may be made at www.chapeloaksfuneralhome.com

 

Holton Recorder

July 2005
 


Fletcher A. Anderson


Fletcher A. "Fletch" Anderson, 57, Wamego, died Aug. 29, 2005, at his home after a long illness. He was born March 10, 1948, in Manhattan, the son of Nels A. Anderson III and Shirley Jane Fletcher Anderson. He graduated from Topeka High School and attended Washburn University. Mr. Anderson worked for the parts departments at Laird Noller Ford in Topeka and Clark Chevrolet in Holton before opening a NAPA Auto Parts store in St. Marys in 1989. He relocated his business to Wamego in 2000. He married Melody Ann Gibson on June 9, 1980, at Cheyenne, Wyo. She survives. Other survivors include a son, David Robert Allen Anderson, Wamego; a daughter, Whitney Carol Ann Anderson, of the home; three brothers, Nels A. Anderson IV and Charles Anderson, both of Topeka, and Kim Anderson, Atlanta, Ga.; and several brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Mr. Anderson was cremated. Graveside inurnment will be held at 2 p.m. Sept. 29 at Wamego City Cemetery, with Pastor Pat Green officiating. A memorial service and celebration of life will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. that evening at Stewart Funeral Home in Wamego. Memorial contributions may be made to the Fletcher Anderson Memorial Fund to be designated later, sent in care of Stewart Funeral Home, P.O. Box 48, Wamego, KS 66547.

 

Holton Recorder

Sept 2005
 

 


Reatha Nadine Argo


Reatha Nadine Argo, 79, Olathe, died Sept. 3, 2005. She was born Aug. 15, 1926, in Mulberry. She lived most of her life in Olathe, and had lived in Holton for about six years. Mrs. Argo was a homemaker and a bank teller. She married Bernard Argo. He died in 1998. She also was preceded in death by a brother, Irvin Endecott. Survivors include four daughters, Vicky Matulonis and husband Bob, Mary Wilhelm and husband Gene, Paula Alters and husband Paul "Tony," and Barbara Fields and husband LaVern; a son, Dennis Argo and wife Ginna; a sister, Isabelle Kruep; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Sept. 8 at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Olathe. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, sent in care of Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home in Olathe.

 

 

Holton Recorder

Sept 2005

 




Alan Atwater


Alan Atwater, 92, Netawaka, died March 9, 2005, at a Topeka hospital. He was born Feb. 14, 1913, in Netawaka, the son of Maurice and Alice Gill Atwater. He graduated from Netawaka High School in 1930. Mr. Atwater was a farmer and stockman in the Netawaka community all of his life. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Netawaka. He was an elder and held many offices within the church. He married Hulda Zwonitzer on April 30, 1938, in Netawaka. She survives. Other survivors include a son, Charles Atwater and wife Terry, Ottawa; a daughter, Mary Reimer and husband Daryl, Tulsa, Okla.; a daughter-in-law, Kaye Keltner, Bartlesville, Okla.; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Alan Atwater Jr., in 1986 and a brother, Charles Atwater, in 1987. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. March 12 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Netawaka. Burial will be in Netawaka Cemetery. Family will greet friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. March 11 at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. Memorial contributions may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church, Lutheran Hour Ministries or the charity of the donor's choice, sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436.

 

 

Holton Recorder

Feb 2005

 



Melvin E. Bailey


Melvin E. Bailey, 88, Topeka, died May 25, 2005, at his home after an extended illness related to heart failure. He was born May 18, 1917, near Sabetha, the son of F.M. and Olive May Moats Bailey. He graduated from Morrill High School and received his graduate and undergraduate degrees in education from Kansas State Teachers College. He also earned a specialist degree in education from the University of Illinois, Chicago. Mr. Bailey was a lifelong educator and public school administrator, beginning his career teaching at Clover Hill Country School near Whiting. He later taught at elementary schools in Whiting, Scott City and Stafford, and he served as principal at elementary schools in Garden City, Prairie Village and Park Forest, Ill. He moved to Topeka in 1962 as principal of Eisenhower Jr. High School and completed his career in public education as vice principal at Highland Park High School. He retired from USD 501 in 1980, after more than 40 years in public education, and continued as a tutor for Highland Park High School students after retirement. He was a deacon at First Christian Church in Prairie Village and Rochester Community Church of the Brethren in Topeka, and a church council member and treasurer at Rochester Community Church of the Brethren. He sang in church choirs in Morrill, Garden City, Prairie Village, Topeka and Park Forest, Ill. He also was an active member of First United Methodist Church. He was an active member of local Topeka Kiwanis Clubs, holding elected offices in several of the clubs. He was past treasurer of the Topeka Retired Teachers Association, past president of the Kansas Elementary Principals Association, and he was certified to help retired people with their income taxes. He was a 32nd degree Blue Lodge Mason and served as a Civil Defense air warden during World War II. He married Alfreda Marie Owen on Aug. 28, 1938, at her parents' home near Emporia. She died in 1985. He married Lois Burkett on Oct. 24, 1987, in Topeka. She survives. Other survivors include a son, Fred Bailey, Alameda, Calif.; two daughters, Terry Dianne Bernatis and husband Bob and Debra Sue Brown and husband Bill, all of Soldier; two grandchildren, Eric Watts and wife Cheryl, Great Bend, and Jennifer Bernatis, Las Vegas, Nev.; three brothers, Lester Bailey, Sabetha, Carol Bailey and wife Neva and Harlan Bailey and wife Virginia, all of Morrill; a sister, Lila Eisenbise and husband Bill, Morrill; two stepsons, Bryce Burkett and wife Kathleen, Charlotte, N.C., and Niles Burkett and wife Julie, Overland Park; three stepgrandchildren, Tara, Bryan and Mitchell, all of Overland Park; and 15 nieces and nephews and their spouses and children. In addition to his first wife, Mr. Bailey was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Judith Kay, in 1944. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. June 3 at First United Methodist Church. Family will receive friends at the church after the service. Private inurnment will be at a later date in Morrill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be sent to First United Methodist Church, 600 S.W. Topeka Blvd., Topeka, KS 66603. Online condolences may be sent to www.penwellgabel.com

 

Holton Recorder

May 2005
 

 


David Alan Barrett


David Alan Barrett, 46, Fairview, died July 25, 2005, at his home. He was born March 25, 1959, at Seneca, the son of Joseph Alfred and Vauncille Margaret Brunner Barrett. He was a lifelong resident of northeast Kansas, growing up near Powhattan and attending schools there, including Powhattan High School. Mr. Barrett worked for several businesses at various occupations through the years, including hanging drywall, working for tree and lawn services and roofing companies, and working for area farmers during spring planting and fall harvest. Survivors include his mother, Vauncille Pooch Barrett, of the home; three sisters, Wanda Barrett, Topeka, Vikki Broxterman and husband Lyle, Sabetha, and Diane Davis and husband Greg, Hiawatha; three brothers, Lewis Barrett and wife Rosie, Mayetta, Dennis Barrett and wife Evalyn, Oneida, and Douglas Barrett and wife Lynda, Fairview; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father. Funeral services were held July 28 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Fairview with Pastor Rick Twenhafel officiating. Interment followed in the Isely Cemetery northwest of Fairview. Memorial contributions may be made to the David Barrett Memorial Fund to be designated later and sent in care of Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, 124 S. Seventh St., Hiawatha, KS 66434. Online condolences may be sent to www.chapeloaksfuneralhome.com

Holton Recorder

Nov 2005
 


Orville Bays


Orville Bays, 92, Onaga, died Nov. 8, 2005, at an Onaga hospital. He was born Oct. 14, 1913, at Onaga, the son of Lloyd and Lillie Zabel Bays. He graduated from Onaga High School in 1933. Mr. Bays owned and operated Bays Motor Company, a Chrysler/ Plymouth dealership in Onaga, and earned Chrysler's Outstanding Sales Award numerous times in the 1970s. He also was an Allis-Chalmers implement dealer and farmed in the Onaga area. He was a member of First Congregational United Church of Christ in Onaga. He also was a 60-year member of Onaga Masonic Lodge 188, AF&AM and a member of Columbian Chapter 152 of the Order of Eastern Star at Holton. He married Elsie Marie McKee on June 2, 1935, near Onaga. She died Jan. 27, 1998. Survivors include a son, Larry Bays and wife Jane, Florissant, Colo.; a sister, Annabelle Thomas, Virginia, Minn.; two grandsons, Todd Bays and wife Claire and their children, Abbey and Nathan, and Scott Bays and wife Kim and their daughters, Allison and Madison; and two stepgrandchildren, Josh and Arianne Burger. Funeral services were held Nov. 12 at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Onaga. Burial with Masonic rites was in Onaga Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to First Congregational UCC or the Onaga Senior Center, sent in care of Tessendorf-Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, 218 Leonard, Onaga, KS 66521. Online condolences may be sent to www.chapeloaksfuneralhome.com

 

Holton Recorder

Nov 2005
 

 



Elnora Marie Beam


Elnora Marie Beam, 93, Holton died Sept. 12, 2005. She was born Sept. 26, 1911, in Netawaka, the daughter of Charlie and Mary Heers Beaman. She graduated from Netawaka High School in 1930 and moved to Holton in 1944. Mrs. Beam worked at J.C. Penney in Holton for 19 years and also worked for several years as a receptionist for Dr. Griffith Veterinary Clinic. She also was a farmwife. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Maple Grove Club and the Lutheran Women's Missionary League, and she taught Sunday School for many years. She married Harold Raymond Beam on Dec. 2, 1934, in Topeka. He died Oct. 31, 1995. Survivors include a son, Lyle Beam and wife Betty, Holton; a foster son, Don Becker and wife Anne, Melvern; two grandchildren; three foster grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and four foster great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sept. 16 at Trinity Lutheran Church. Burial was in Holton Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church Scholarship Fund, sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436.

Holton Recorder

Sept 2005

 


Lloyd H. Bleidissel

Graveside services for Lloyd H. "Grandpa" Bleidissel, 90, Scranton, were Tuesday, May 31, in Scranton Cemetery. Mr. Bleidissel died Thursday, May 26, 2005, at his home. He was born Oct. 2, 1914, in Holton, the son of Herman Lewis and Ethel Viola Raboul Bleidissel. He attended school in Holton. Mr. Bleidissel was a warehouse manager for Del Monte Foods in Topeka and retired in 1977. He manufactured nitroglycerine for Hercules Powder Co., in Bessemer, Ala., and later worked at Sunflower Ordnance Plant in De Soto during World War II. He served on the Scranton City Council and Scranton School Board for several years. He was a past Osage County treasurer of the Democratic Party. He was a member of Scranton United Methodist Church and Carbondale Lodge, A.F.& A.M. Mr. Bleidissel was a member and past worthy patron of the Carbondale Chapter of O.E.S. He was a member of the Scottish Rite Bodies, Arab Shrine Temple and DeMolay Knights Unit of the Temple in Topeka. He was also a member of the Trinity White Shrine of Jerusalem 7 in Topeka. He married Lora Mae Nash. She died. He married Lois Maxine Brackman on Aug. 16, 1952, in Bentonville, Ark. She died March 4, 2001. A son, Ron Bleidissel, died earlier, as well as two daughters, Darlene Langdon and Louise Murren, and a grandson. Survivors include two stepsons, Don Magnuson, Manhattan, and Jerry Magnuson, Lawrence; two sisters, Thelma McGuire, Topeka, and Rose Curtis, Holton; 16 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and special friend, Anita Beasley. The family suggests memorials to the Arab Shrine Transportation Fund, sent in care of the Carey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 196 Burlingame 66413.

The DeSoto Explorer, KS

Jun 2 2005


Geraldine Faye Bolin

 

Geraldine Faye Bolin, 83, Onaga, died Sept. 5, 2005, at an Onaga hospital. She was born Jan. 13, 1922, at St. Clere, the daughter of Ivan D. and Ethel B. Robbins Stuver. She grew up in the St. Clere community and had lived in Onaga for several years. Ms. Bolin worked at several different jobs, including as a telephone operator at Edison, Neb. She operated a café in Eva, Okla., and worked in a restaurant in Holton for several years. She later worked for Campbell Soup Company in Tecumseh, Neb., retiring in 1984. She married Lee Roy Bolin. They divorced. Survivors include a daughter, Darlene Rice and husband Louis, Havensville; a son, Stanley Bolin and wife Joan, Elkhart; a brother, Kenneth Stuver, Topeka; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Arlene Stauffer. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sept. 8 at Piper Funeral Home in St. Marys. Interment will be in St. Clere Cemetery north of Emmett. Ms. Bolin will lie in state for an hour before service time on Sept. 8. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple, St. Marys, KS 66536. Online condolences may be sent to www.piperfuneralhome.com

Holton Recorder

Sept 2005
 


Mary Marie Bowling


BLACKWELL -- Mary Marie Bowling, resident of Blackwell, died Monday afternoon, Jan. 31, 2005, at her home. She was 89. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, in First Baptist Church in Blackwell with the Rev. Rick Longcrier, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Blackwell Cemetery under the direction of Roberts and Son Funeral Home. Mary Marie Bowling was born Feb. 14, 1915, in Holton, Ind., the daughter of Everett E. and Hallie Marie Penny Blair. At the age of three, she moved with her family to Tonkawa, where she attended Three Sands schools and then Tonkawa public schools, graduating in 1932. On July 8, 1932, she married Marvin Clay Bowling in Perry, and they settled in Tonkawa for a year. In 1933, they moved to Blackwell, where she served her family as a homemaker. Her husband preceded her in death on Nov. 9, 1990, and she continued to make Blackwell her home. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Blackwell. Survivors include two daughters, Jo Ann Stone and husband Karl of Blackwell and Linda Rowan and husband Merle of Salina, Kan.; a son, Ray Bowling and wife Loretta of Blackwell; 13 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Mabel Little; and a brother, Frank Jeffries. Casket bearers will be Jeff Stone, Randy Bowling, Ray Alan Rowan, Kevin Stone, Cody Rowan and Justin Pappan. Honorary bearers will be the grandchildren of Marie Bowling. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to First Baptist Church Television Ministry, c/o Roberts and Son Funeral Home, 120 W. Padon, Blackwell, Okla. 74631.

 

The Ponca City News, OK

Pg A-3

February 2, 2005
 


 

Andrew E. Bradford

Mayetta, Kan., resident Andrew E. Bradford, 66, died Sunday, Oct. 9, at a Topeka Kan., hospital. A wake will be held Wednesday evening at the church hall with a rosary at 7 p.m. He will lie in state until 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church west of Mayetta. Burial will be at Shipshee Cemetery under the direction of Mercer Funeral Home in Holton.

 

The Shawnee News-Star, Topeka, KS

Oct 11 2005
 

 

Andrew Edward Bradford
( 11/19/1938 - 10/09/2005)
Mayetta – Andrew E. Bradford, 66, Mayetta, died Sunday, October 09, 2005, at a Topeka hospital.
Mr. Bradford was a high school basketball coach at Marty, S.D. He had worked at Ball Steel & Pipe and McCalls Pattern, both at Manhattan and the Manhattan Mercury. He was a member of the Citizens Band of Potawatomi Nation, the Fraternal Order of Eagles at Manhattan and the American Legion in Ogden. He served in US Marine Corps. He was born Nov. 19, 1938, at Mayetta, the son of James M. and Josephine Lewis Bradford.
He was married to Arlene Hartwig. They were divorced. Survivors include two sons, Michael Bradford of Lawrence, James
Bradford and his wife, Jill of Fairview; two daughters, Debbie Shoptese and her husband, Tony Guadaloupe of Boston, MA, Rebecca Wheeler and her husband, Gary of Concordia; a brother, Emery A. Bradford, Mayetta; and seven grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, October 13, 2005 at Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church west of Mayetta. Burial will be at Shipshee Cemetery. A wake will be held Wednesday evening at the church hall with a rosary at 7:00 p.m. There will be a meal served at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday evening prior to the wake. He will lie in state until 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Mercer Funeral Home in Holton.

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Helen M. Brown


Helen M. Brown, 92, Salina, died Feb. 28, 2005. She was born Helen Marie Smith on Oct. 7, 1912, near Hoyt. Mrs. Brown was a rural school teacher and a homemaker. Her husband, the Rev. Harold B. Brown, died in 1979. Survivors include a son, Robert Brown and wife Beverly, Salina; a daughter, Linda McCarty and husband H.D., Derby; a brother, Marvin Smith and wife Shirley, Topeka; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A memorial service was held March 4 at Salina Presbyterian Manor. Burial was in Hoyt Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Salina Presbyterian Manor or Hospice of Salina, sent in care of Ryan Mortuary, 137 N. Eighth St., Salina, KS 67401-2686. Online condolences may be left at www.ryanmortuary.com

Holton Recorder

Mar 2005


Margaret Anna Butler
( 01/22/1924 - 10/06/2005)

TOPEKA—Margaret Anna Butler, 81, of Topeka, died Thursday, October 6, 2005 at Plaza West Health Center in Topeka. She was born January 22, 1924 in Marshall County, on a family farm, the daughter of William and Elizabeth Whaley Riley. She graduated from Axtell High School. She was a certified med-aide for many nursing homes and with her husband she owned and operated Marlo Cleaners in Holton in the early 50’s and 60’s, Parkview Dry Cleaners in Oskaloosa and also cleaners in Effingham. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Oskaloosa and a member of the Grace United Methodist Church in Topeka. Mrs. Butler married Samuel Merlin Butler on August 3, 1943 in Marysville. He died August 21, 1999. She is also preceded in death by a daughter Margaret Juanita Butler and a brother Leonard Riley. Survivors include 2 daughters Marjorie Heston of Oskaloosa and Martha Butler of Topeka; a sister Alta Wickless of Lincoln, NE and 2 grandchildren Duane Barnes of St. Augustine, FL and Danna Barnes of Lawrence. Funeral Services for Mrs. Butler will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, October 10, 2005 at the Grace United Methodist Church in Topeka. Burial will be 1:00 p.m. in the Fairview Cemetery at Goff. Memorials may be given to the Margaret Butler Memorial Fund c/o Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, Kansas 66436.

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Ralph D. Cattrell
 

Ralph D. Cattrell, 82, Holton, died March 3, 2005, at Jackson County Nursing Home. He was born Dec. 6, 1922, north of Circleville, the son of Clarence William and Myrtle L. LaFever Cattrell. He attended Pea Ridge Country School northeast of Circleville. Mr. Cattrell was a lifelong resident of Jackson County. He worked for Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. for 33 years and also was a farmer and stockman. He also was in the Army during World War II. He was a member of Local 307 Rubber Workers, Post 400 American Legion for 13 years, a member of Pea Ridge Church in Circleville and later attended the First United Methodist Church in Holton. He married Florence E. Burton on Dec. 25, 1943, in Holton. She survives. Other survivors include four daughters, Phyllis Tannahill and Mary Alley, both of Holton, Wilma Mosher and husband Melvin, Topeka, and Connie Woltje and husband Ernie, Circleville; two sons, Larry Cattrell and wife Rita, Circleville, and Charles Cattrell and wife Ardeth, Topeka; a brother, Roy Cattrell, Whiting; 14 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson. Three sisters, Rosella Snavely, Alice Morse-Schmit and Hazel Starr, and four brothers, Harry "Pat" Cattrell, Vernon Cattrell, Lloyd Cattrell and Ernest Cattrell, preceded him in death. Funeral services were held March 7 at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. Burial was in Holton Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Holton Community Hospital Hospice or Jackson County Friends of Hospice, sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436.

Holton Recorder

Mar 2005


 

Roy L. Cattrell


Roy L. Cattrell, 85, Whiting, died Sept. 15, 2005, at his home. He was born Feb. 11, 1920, at Circleville, the son of Clarence William and Myrtle L. LaFever Cattrell. Mr. Cattrell was a farmer-stockman and was a bus driver for Jackson Heights USD 335. He also worked at Atchison Casting in Atchison. He was a former member of Pea Ridge Methodist Church near Circleville. He married Juanita Mae Uber on Nov. 29, 1939, at Holton. She died Aug. 26, 1998. He also was preceded in death by a daughter, Bonita K. Cattrell, in 1951. Survivors include a son, Kenneth Cattrell and wife Darlene, Nortonville; two daughters, June Fund and husband Jim, Horton, and Deloras Fields and husband, Richard, Netawaka; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; six stepgrandchildren; and 14 stepgreat-grandchildren. A funeral service was held Sept. 19 at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. Burial was in Larkinburg Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Larkinburg Christian Church, sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436.

Holton Recorder

Sept 2005


Marilyn Dean Carker


Marilyn Dean Carker, 78, Holton, died May 22, 2005, at the Jackson County Nursing Home in Holton. She was born May 2, 1927, in Circleville, the daughter of Walter and Emma Pauline Morrow Pool. She graduated from Circleville High School, lived for 42 years in Kansas City and later moved to Holton. Mrs. Carker was a waitress and had many other duties with her daughter at the Home Place Café in Circleville. She also was a "Foster Grandparent" at NEK-CAP. She married Laurence Hay on Aug. 22, 1946. He preceded her in death. She then married Carl Carker on Jan. 29, 1973. He died in 1979. She also was preceded in death by her stepmother, Dorothy Pool, in 2003; a son Larry Hay, in 1982; a daughter, Pam Goodgion, on March 10, 2005; and two brothers, Tommy Pool and Bob Pool. Survivors include a grandson, John "Tony" Mark and wife Jenny; and three great-grandchildren, John, Dayla and James Mark. Funeral services were held May 25 at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. Burial was in Circleville Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Marilyn Carker Memorial Fund, sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436

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May 2005


Jared Michael Cheek

 

Jared Michael Cheek, 23, St. Marys, died Sept. 16, 2005, at a Park Ridge, Ill. hospital from injuries received in an auto accident. He was born Nov. 25, 1981, in Topeka, the son of Joan Martin and Rick Cheek. He had lived in the St. Marys community for many years, growing up in the Emmett and St. Marys communities and graduating from St. Marys High School in 2000. He received a bachelor's degree from Benedictine College in Atchison after transferring from Baker University for his final year. Mr. Cheek was a scholarship golfer, a member of the student senate and an officer in the Sigma Phi Epsilon national fraternity at Baker University. He was attending seminary at the University of St. Mary of the Lake in Mundelein, Ill., where he was in his first year of theology. He was studying to become a priest for the Archdiocese of Kansas in Kansas City. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in St. Marys. Survivors include his parents, Joan and Brandon Magette, St. Marys, and Rick Cheek, Belvue; two sisters, Emily Cheek, Manhattan, and Erin Magette Miller, Topeka; a brother, Lucas Cheek, St. Marys; and his grandparents, John and Agnes Martin, Emmett, Karen Cheek, Topeka, and Don and Jan McGrannahan, Rossville. Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Sept. 22 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in St. Marys. Interment will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery at St. Marys. He will lie in state after 3 p.m. Sept. 21 at the church, where a vigil service will be held at 7 p.m., followed by a rosary. Memorial contributions may be made to the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas for Vocations and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple, St. Marys, KS 66536. Online condolences may be sent to www.piperfuneralhome.com

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Sept 2005


Margaret Lucille Childs
( 02/17/1928 - 10/28/2005)
HOLTON—Margaret Lucille Kent Childs, 77, of Holton, formerly of Netawaka, died Friday, October 28, 2005 at the Holton Community Hospital.
She was born February 17, 1928 in Hoyt, the daughter of Hamilton Dill and Ruth Colhouer Kent. She was a graduate of Hoyt High School. Mrs. Childs was a homemaker and a member of the Netawaka United Methodist Church. She married Gene Leonard Childs on April 12, 1947 in Lone Star, Kansas. He died November 5, 1995. She was also preceded in death by a sister Mildred Ostrander. Survivors include a son James L. Childs and his wife Candace of Holton, 3 daughters Beth Pagel and her husband Wayne of Holton, Mary Williams and her husband Dave of Netawaka, Margie Grace of Soldier, 2 sisters Helen Winter and JoAnn Knight both of Topeka, 12 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Services for Mrs. Childs will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, October 31, 2005 at the First United Methodist Church in Holton. Family will greet friends from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Sunday evening at the Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. Burial will be in the Hoyt Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the Holton Community Hospital and sent c/o Mercer Funeral Home P.O. Box 270, Holton, Kansas 66436.

 

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Edmund Davis
( August 4, 1925 - August 13, 2005)
Edmund M. “Ed” Davis, 80, of Seneca died Saturday, August, 13, 2005 at Life Care Center of Seneca. He was born August 4, 1925 in Cornish, CO. He was the son of Vinson Ramsey and Josephine Pier Davis. He was a retired truck driver. Ed was a member of the Word of Life Church in Seneca. Ed married Virginia L. Davis on May 23, 1983 in Miami, OK. She survives. Other survivors include a son Norman M. Davis, a daughter Tina L. Davis both of Topeka, five grandchildren, and thirteen great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 16, 2005 at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. Burial will be in Ontario Cemetery. The family will greet friends 7:00 – 8:00 Monday evening at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the Word of Life Church and can be sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, Box 270, Holton, KS 66436.
 

 

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James Francis Davis


James Francis Davis, 76, Denton, died March 8, 2005, at his home. He was born Jan. 7, 1929, in Holton, the son of Frank L. and Josephine McColgin Davis. Mr. Davis was a U.S. Army veteran. He also was a farmer for most of his life and retired in 1993 from Triad Industries. He was a member of Masonic Lodge 449, the Moonshiner's Shrine Unit and a 50-year member of Banner Grange of Holton. He married Sarah A. Schulsky on Oct. 16, 1954, in Topeka. She survives. Other survivors include two sons, Thomas L. Davis and wife Amy and Steven Davis and wife Pat, all of Denton; a daughter, Ruth Forney and husband Dane, White Cloud; four grandchildren, Shiloh, Shelby, Scarlett and Brennan Davis; three sisters, Emily Jane Stoll and Marianne McClintock, both of Holton, and Harriett Patton, Salida, Colo.; a sister-in-law, Emma Walsh, Denton; a brother, John E. Davis and wife Rose, Holton; a brother-in-law, William Patton, Fort Dodge; and numerous nieces and nephews. His parents preceded him in death. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. March 11 at Denton United Methodist Church, with Pastor Trudy Kenyon Anderson officiating. Burial will be in Denton Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. March 10 at Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home in Atchison. A Masonic service will be said at 7 p.m. March 10. Memorial contributions may be made to Denton United Methodist Church, Shriner's Children Hospital or Hands of Hope Hospice. Online condolences may be left at www.beckerdyer.com

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March 2005



Nathan Doughty


Nathan Doughty, 47, formerly of Mayetta, died May 18 in St. Louis, Mo. He was born Nov. 9, 1957, in Harve de Grace, Md. the son of Mary Alta Robinson and Gerald N. Doughty. He lived many years in Huntsville, Ala., before moving to Humboldt, where he graduated from Humboldt High School in 1977. He attended Kansas State University, Pittsburg State University and Western Illinois University, graduating with a degree in electrical engineering. Mr. Doughty was a member of the 69th Brigade in Topeka as a tank recovery specialist in the late 1980s and early 1990s. He also served in the Illinois Guard at Macomb, Ill. Survivors include a brother, Neil Doughty, Pittsburg; three sisters, Rachael Doughty, Birmingham, Ala., Leah Doughty Griffies, Topeka, and Marta Doughty, Mayetta; a brother-in-law, Willie Christian, Mayetta; and a niece and three nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Alta Robinson Doughty, in Huntsville, Ala.; and his father, Gerald N. Doughty, in Humboldt. A celebration of life service was held May 30 by the family in Mayetta. Private burial followed. Memorial contributions may be made to Topeka Rescue Mission or a similar charity to benefit the homeless.

 

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May 2005


Cedric J. Durst
( 5/19/1924 - 10/18/2005)
SOLDIER- Cedric J. Durst, 81, of Soldier, died Tuesday, October 18, 2005 at Red Bud Plaza in Onaga, where he had been living for the past 2 years. He was born May 19, 1924 in Concordia, KS, the son of John and Bernice Taylor Durst. He graduated from Morrowville High School in 1942. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII as a Pharmacists Mate on the USS Mount Vernon and taught school in Morganville for a year.
Cedric was a farmer and stockman all of his life and worked for Goodyear for 30 years. He had lived in the Soldier community for 54 years. He was a member of the Soldier Christian Church, was an elder for over 50 years and was currently Elder Emeritus at the church. Cedric was also a member of V.F.W. Post #1367 in Holton, American Legion Post #282 in Wetmore, Circleville Masonic Lodge #20 A.F. & A.M. and Kansas Prairie Pickers. He was married to Ellen McKenzie on June 10, 1949 in Fremont, NE. She survives. Other survivors include 2 sons, Rodney Durst of Soldier and Dr. Dennis Durst of Raceland, KY, a daughter, Karen Ohlsen of Netawaka, 4 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
Services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, October 22, 2005 at the Soldier Christian Church. Burial will be in Holton Cemetery. Family will greet friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. Memorials may be given to the Soldier Christian Church c/o Mercer Funeral Home, Box 270, Holton, KS 66436.


 

 

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Robert L. Ernzen
( 9/26/1924 - 9/20/2005)
CIRCLEVILLE—Robert L. Ernzen, 80, of Circleville, died Tuesday, September 20, 2005 at the Community Hospital in Onaga. He was born September 26, 1924 in Easton, KS. He was the son of John Henry and Ethel Agnes McCourt Ernzen. He was a welder for Rockwell in Atchison for 31 years. Robert married Irene L. Lindsey on November 29, 1947 in Atchison. She survives. Other survivors include daughters Catherine Wilson and husband Wilbur of Holton, Lynette McCollum and husband Frank of Soldier; sons Clifford Ernzen and wife Alvirda of Cedar Vale, Robert E. Ernzen of Leadville, CO, Michael Ernzen and wife Diana of Hattiesburg, MS, Richard Ernzen and wife Denise of Troy, David Ernzen and wife Debbie of Atchison, daughter Elizabeth Ernzen and a son Matthew Ernzen and wife Jeanie both of Atchison; sisters Florence Brubacker and husband Jim of Livingston, TX, Frances Sanders of Potter; brothers Albert Ernzen and wife Delores of Topeka, Raymond Ernzen of Nortonville, John Ernzen and wife Pauline of Damascus AR, Gerald Ernzen of Atchison and Alfred Ernzen and wife Sharon of Richmond, IN; 29 grandchildren, and 31 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m., Friday, September 23, 2005 at St. Dominic Church in Holton. Burial will be in the Holton Cemetery. Family will greet friends from 7 – 8 p.m. Thursday evening at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the Community Hospital in Onaga and can be sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, Kansas 66436.


 

 

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Barbara Fairfield

 

Barbara Fairfield, 69, Hoyt, formerly of Holton, died Sept. 3, 2005, at her home. She was born Oct. 29, 1935, at Holton, the daughter of Roy and Frances McGrath McBroom. She attended school in Holton and at Stewart's Beauty Academy in Topeka. Ms. Fairfield worked at several beauty salons in Holton and Topeka. She also worked for United Telephone Company in Holton for 17 years, and for the Menningers in Topeka for 16 years. She married Gary Fairfield on Jan. 10, 1956. They divorced. Survivors include a daughter, Linda Watkins, Hoyt; two sisters, Joann Dittemore, Holton, and Mildred Baldwin, Muscotah; and two grandsons, Joel Fairfield and Mike Watkins. She was preceded in death by two brothers, John "Bud" McBroom and Marvin McBroom; and two sisters, Helen Ellis and Mary Medlock. Mrs. Fairfield was cremated. Graveside inurnment services were held Sept. 6 at Mount Calvary Cemetery west of Holton. Memorial contributions may be made to Heart of Jackson Humane Society, sent in care of Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Holton or Hoyt. Online condolences may be made at chapeloaksfuneralhome.com

 

 

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Sept 2005



Paul Ferris


Paul Ferris Jr., 70, Effingham, died July 24, 2005, at a St. Joseph, Mo. hospital. He was born April 11, 1935, in St. Joseph, Mo., the son of Paul and Sylvia Higbe Ferris. Mr. Ferris retired at an early age from Rockwell after 22 years. He farmed for a number of years on the family farm between Muscotah and Effingham, and was later self-employed, cutting and selling hedge posts. He was a member of the Catholic faith. He married Carol Martin on July 3, 1954, in Hiawatha. She survives. Other survivors include a son, John P. Ferris and wife Pam, Eudora; three daughters, Karen Gerhardt and husband Charles, Rogers, Ark., Janet Hamill and Dana Hare and husband Walter, all of Atchison; four brothers, Tom Ferris, Charles Ferris, Bill Ferris and Herbie Ferris; a sister, Mary Lou Felton; seven grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and three great-granddaughters. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Stephen Paul; three brothers, James Ferris, Leroy Ferris and David Ferris; and his parents. Funeral services were held July 28 at Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home in Atchison. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, sent in care of Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, 800 Kansas Ave., Atchison, KS 66002. Online condolences may be sent to www.beckerdyer.com

 

 

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July 2005




Lewis C. Fisher


Lewis C. Fisher, 89, Holton, died Oct. 29, 2005, at an Onaga hospital. He was born Aug. 20, 1916 near Salem, Neb., the son of Frank and Edith Mozenna Fisher. Mr. Fisher was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, having served in the Pacific during World War II. He worked for the Michigan-Wisconsin pipeline near Havensville for more than 30 years, retiring in 1976. He was baptised in the Lutheran church. He was a member of Holton Memorial Post 1367 of Veterans of Foreign Wars and Mary L. Bair Unit 44 of the American Legion. He married Mildred G. Duncan on May 28, 1938 at Falls City, Neb. She died Sept. 30, 1994. Survivors include three sons, Keith Fisher, Bennington, Kenny Fisher, Pleasant Hill, Mo., and Paul D. Fisher, Hoyt; a sister, Izetta Roberts, Spokane, Wash.; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Nov. 2 at Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Holton. Burial with military honors was in Holton Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Holton Memorial Post 1367 of the VFW, sent in care of Chapel Oaks Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to www.chapeloaksfuneralhome.com

 

 

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Nov 2005


Benedict A. "Ben" Fox
(July 11, 1926 - October 24, 2005)

HOLTON - Benedict A. “Ben” Fox, 79, of Holton, died Monday, October 24, 2005 at his home.
He was born July 11, 1926 at Seneca , the son of Albert and Elizabeth Bokern Fox.

Ben was a farmer and stockman. He had farmed near Seneca and worked in a filling station at Baileyville. In 1960 he and his family moved to a farm southwest of Holton. They moved to a farm in the Banner Grange area in 1966, then moved into Holton several years ago.

He was a member of St. Dominic Catholic Church in Holton, Holton Knights of Columbus Council No. 4219, and a U.S. Army veteran, having served in the Korean War.

Ben married Julia “Marge” Lundin on June 28, 1950 at St. Marys. She survives.

He was preceded in death by six brothers, Vincent Fox and Ignatius Fox, who were stillborn, Don Fox, Raymond “Butch” Fox, Sylvester Fox, Sr., and Albert Fox, Jr.

Other survivors include three sons, Robert E. Fox, and wife Gin, Holton, Don A. Fox, and wife Cindy, and Terry L. “Pete” Fox, and wife Jocylene, all of Mayetta; one daughter, Sharon A. Ybarra, and husband Frank, Topeka; three sisters, Mildred Oenbring, Seneca, Sister Aurelia Fox, O.S.B., Atchison, and Loretta Jurko, in Oklahoma, eleven grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, October 28th at St. Dominic Catholic Church. Burial with military honors will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery west of Holton. Ben will lie in state after 10:00 a.m. Wednesday at the Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Holton. A Knights of Columbus and Parish Rosary will be said at 7:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, followed by visitation. Memorials are suggested to the St. Dominic Building Fund or Jackson County Friends of Hospice, and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
 

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Irma Ruth Freed


Irma Ruth Freed, 79, Topeka, died Sept. 11, 2005, at a Topeka hospice. She was born July 11, 1926, in Circleville, the daughter of Gaylon Raymond and Mary Leona Casebeer Stanton. She married Charles L. Freed on March 14, 1949, in Reno, Nev. He survives. Other survivors include two sons, Daryl Freed, Topeka, and Dennis Freed, Lecompton; a daughter, Susan Kerwin, Ozawkie; a sister, Louise Ball, Topeka; a brother, William L. Stanton, Kansas City; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sept. 14 at Penwell-Gabel Parker-Price Chapel. Interment was in Rochester Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Midland Hospice Care, 200 S.W. Frazier Circle, Topeka, KS 66606. Online condolences may be sent to www.penwellgabel.com

 

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Sept 2005



Pearl L. Fulkerson
(August 7, 1925 - April 25, 2005)

HOLTON - Pearl L. Fulkerson, 79, of Holton, died Monday, April 25, 2005 at the Holton Community Hospital.
Pearl was born August 7, 1925, at Silver Lake, the daughter of Waller P. and Lena V. Banks Spiker.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Waller Christy, who died in infancy, and John Fulkerson, who died May 18, 1980, and one brother, Bernard Spiker.

Survivors include three sons, Russell L. Fulkerson, Goff, Marvin Fulkerson, Kansas City, Kansas, and Daniel Fulkerson, Holton; three daughters, Lois Ackerman, Netawaka, Virginia A. Fulkerson, Goff, and Janet Fulkerson, Holton, two brothers, Dorman Spiker, Klamath Falls, Oregon, and Waller P. Spiker, Jr., Holton; ten grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, April 28th at Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Holton. Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery at Goff. Mrs. Fulkerson will lie in state until service time at the funeral home where family and friends will meet from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday. Memorials are suggested to Northeast Kansas Parkinson’s Disease Association and sent in care of the funeral home, 524 Pennsylvania, Holton 66436.
 

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Juanita Cleo Germann


Juanita Cleo Germann, 94, Sabetha, died Sept. 5, 2005, at the Apostolic Christian Home in Sabetha, where she had been a resident since November 2004. She was born March 30, 1911, in Longton, the daughter of Marshall and Bertha Bell Hoopes. She attended Sunnyside Country School in Montgomery County, graduated from Independence High School, graduated from Independence Junior College and graduated from Kansas State University with a bachelor's degree in education. Mrs. Germann taught country schools in Montgomery County, Oneida grade school, Reserve grade school, and Hiawatha Elementary School for a total of 36 years before retiring. She had lived at the Apostolic Christian Home Apartments for 17 years. She was a member of the Bethany United Church of Christ in Hiawatha and an associated member of Trinity Church of the Brethren in Sabetha. She married Henry Isely Germann on May 27, 1939, in Lincoln, Neb. He died in 1990. She also was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Malcolm Germann; four sisters; and a brother. Survivors include two sons, Mike Germann and wife Vicki, Andover, and Mark Germann and wife Siddy, Lawson, Mo.; a daughter-in-law, June, Wichita; a sister, Viola Baker, Wichita; three grandsons; a granddaughter; four great-grandsons; and two great-granddaughters. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Sept. 8 at Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Hiawatha, with Pastor Barry Robinson officiating. Interment will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery, Hiawatha. Friends may call at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends one hour prior to services on Sept. 8. Memorial contributions may be made to Apostolic Christian Home, Bethany United Church of Christ in Hiawatha, Trinity Church of the Brethren, or to the charity of the donor's choice, sent in care of Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, 124 S. Seventh St., Hiawatha, KS 66434. Online condolences may be sent to chapeloaksfuneralhome.com

 

 

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Sept 2005



Hubert Dean Gier


Hubert Dean "Lucky" Gier, 82, Richmond, died May 22, 2005, at Onaga Community Hospital. He was born March 16, 1923, at Valley Falls, the son of John Henry and Emma LaFonta Rose Gier. He had lived in the Lawrence, Ottawa and Richmond areas for many years. Mr. Gier was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and the Korean War, where he earned many awards, including the Bronze Star. He was a truck driver for many years, working for Francis Truck Line in Wilsey and for Johnnie Ross Trucking in Perry. He was a member of American Legion Post 14 in Lawrence. He married Bonnie Jean Hunt. They divorced. He married Vivian Marie Farris Stone on April 13, 1961, in Tonganoxie. She preceded him in death on Sept. 20, 2000. He also was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters. Survivors include a son, David Gier, Wichita; two daughters, Sarah Harkelroad, Elkhart, Ind., and Sandra Barnett, Soldier; two stepsons, Dennis Stone, Lawrence, and James Stone, Princeton; a stepdaughter, Sharon Hensley, Reed Springs, Mo.; a brother, Robert "Bob" Gier, Valley Falls; a sister, Leona Rossell, Girard, Ohio; 20 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Graveside services were held May 26 at Lawrence Memorial Park Cemetery in Lawrence. VMemorial contributions may be made to the Onaga Community Hospital Nurses Fund or to Ransom Memorial Hospital of Ottawa Nurses Fund, sent in care of Barnett Funeral Home, P.O. Box 416, Oskaloosa, KS 66066.

 

 

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May 2005




N. Dean Gordon


N. Dean Gordon, 72, Denison, formerly of Valley Falls, died July 29, 2005. He was born April 21, 1933, in Valley Falls, the son of Eldon A. "Parker" and Nona Montgomery Gordon. He was a graduate of Valley Falls High School. Mr. Gordon was a Longhorn cattle breeder and a retired construction worker. He was a member of the Kansas Building and Trades Union and the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association. He married Nancy Ann Henry in Rulo, Colo. She died in 1989. He married Karen Champlin Burris on Nov. 24, 1990, in Holton. She survives. Other survivors include a son, Shawn M. Gordon, Olathe; a stepson, Thomas Dixon Taylor, Kansas City, Mo.; a stepdaughter, Sylvia Skinner, Cabot, Ark.; two brothers, Don Gordon, in Texas, and Daryl Gordon, Valley Falls; and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Aug. 2 at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. Burial will be in Valley Falls Cemetery. Family will greet friends from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 1 at the funeral home.Memorial contributions may be made to the Jefferson County Hospice or the Jefferson County Memorial Hospital, sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436.

 

 

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July 2005


 
Edna Elizabeth Grundeman

( 10/6/1913 - 9/23/2005)
HOLTON—Edna Elizabeth Persons Grundeman, 91, of Holton, died Friday, September 23, 2005 at the Jackson County Nursing Home in Holton.
She was born October 6, 1913 in Whiting, the daughter of Euclid Harrison and Christina Belle LeFever Persons. She was a housewife, and also served as secretary for Grundeman Construction Co. She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church being confirmed on June 30, 1935. She was also a member of the LWML, Altar Circle and Mary Circle. She served as organist for the church and helped with acolyte preparation. Mrs. Grundeman had lived in Whiting and Netawaka before moving to Holton in 1931. She married Walter Grundeman on June 8, 1935 in Netawaka. He died May 14, 2003. She is also preceded in death by 4 sisters Addie Board, Elsie Van Sweringen, Gladys Rindom, Vivian Belden and 1 brother, Floyd Persons. Survivors include one son, Donald W. Grundeman and his wife, Marilyn of New Brighton, MN, one granddaughter Jeanette Bruening and her husband, Joe of Mound, MN, 2 great grandchildren Annalise Christina Bruening and Luca Joseph Donald Bruening both of Mound, MN.
Funeral services for Mrs. Grundeman will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, September 29, 2005 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Holton with a visitation from 9:30 to 10:30 at the church prior to service time. Burial will be in the Holton Cemetery. Memorials may be given to The Lutheran Hour Ministries and sent care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, Kansas 66436.

 


 

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Frank G. Hagenbuch


Frank G. "Corky" Hagenbuch Jr., 74, Lawrence, died Aug. 24, 2005, at his home. He was born Nov. 16, 1930, in Lawrence, the son of Dr. Frank G. and Lanore Scrivner Hagenbuch. He was active in 4-H and other agricultural organizations. Mr. Hagenbuch joined the U.S. Army in 1951 and served through 1954. He later worked for Farmland Industries, retiring in 1990 after 32 years. He was a member of Tonganoxie Christian Church, the Tonganoxie VFW post, American Legion Post 14, an honorary member of the Kansas Angus Association and a charter member of the Leavenworth County Beef Improvement Association. He married Alberta June Wiley on May 17, 1953, in Lawrence. She survives. Other survivors include two sons, Larry D. Hagenbuch and wife Shari, Lewistown, Mont., and Lyle E. Hagenbuch, Baldwin City; two daughters. Lori J. Fink and husband Galen, Manhattan, and Lynn M. Rinkes and husband Bruce, Holton; a brother, Ralph D. Hagenbuch and wife Betty, Pateros, Wash.; and six grandchildren. Funeral services were held Aug. 29 at Tonganoxie Christian Church, with the Rev. Dirk Scates officiating. Quisenberry Funeral Home, Tonganoxie, was in charge of arrangements.

 

 

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Aug 2005


Raymond Lyle Hart Jr.


Raymond Lyle Hart Jr., 77, Augusta, formerly of Wetmore, died Aug. 30, 2005. He was born Oct. 4, 1927, in Sabetha, the son of Raymond Lyle and Ione J. Mell Hart Sr. He graduated from Wetmore High School in 1945. Mr. Hart retired after 35 years with Mobil Pipeline, where he was head of scheduling and dispatching. He was a member of American Legion Post 282 in Wetmore. He married Margaret E. Kunkler on Aug. 31, 1950, in Wetmore. She survives. Other survivors include a son, Bill Hart and wife Julie, Columbia, Mo.; grandchildren, Michael and Ashley Hart, both of Columbia, Mo.; a sister-in-law, Suzanne Biggs and husband Gale, Boulder, Colo.; two cousins, Phyllis Searles and husband Ansel, Holton, and Lawrance De Forest and wife Jean, Kansas City, Mo.; an aunt, Loretta Mell, Macon, Mo.; a niece, Roxanne Biggs-Bennis and husband Cyril, Stratford-Upon-Avon, England; and a nephew, Bruce Biggs and wife Karla, Boulder, Colo. He was preceded in death by a brother, Loren Hart; a sister-in-law, Joan Hart; two nieces, Terri and Nancy Hart; and a nephew, Bob Hart. Funeral services were held Sept. 2 at Wetmore United Methodist Church. Burial was in Wetmore Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Wetmore United Methodist Church, Wetmore Lions Club or American Legion Post 282 in Wetmore, sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436.

 

 

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May 2005



Becky Jo Hayden


Becky Jo Hayden, 52, Quincy, Ill., died Sept. 14, 2005, at her home. She was born Sept. 7, 1953, in Pittsfield, Ill., the daughter of James "Jack" and Winnifred "Winnie" Dial Hayden. She graduated from Payson Seymour High School in 1971 and from Illinois College in Jacksonville in 1975. While in college, she was a member of Gamma Delta Literary Society, the Hilltoppers Theatrical Society, the national theater fraternity Alpha Psi Omega, and played in the college band. Miss Hayden worked in nursing home administration in Jacksonville, Ill., before returning to John Wood Community College to pursue her LPN degree, which she earned in 1983. She was a certified pharmacy technician and had worked for 23 years in the Blessing Hospital Pharmacy. She was a member of Payson United Methodist Church. Survivors include her mother, Winnie Hayden, Quincy, Ill.; a sister, Beth Vortman and husband Allan, Kewanee, Ill.; a niece, Jennifer Vortman, Arlington, Va.; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Miss Hayden was preceded in death by her father, Jack; her grandparents; a sister, Sherry Hayden; a niece, Erica Vortman; and several aunts and uncles. Funeral services were held Sept. 18 at Payson United Methodist Church, Payson, Ill., with the Rev. Ron Cox officiating. Graveside services were held Monday afternoon in Holton Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Payson United Methodist Church or the Blessing Foundation for Hospice, sent in care of Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home, 1435 State Ave., Quincy, IL 62301.

 

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Sept 2005



Eugene L. Heineken


Eugene L. Heineken, 89, Valley Falls, died Nov. 9, 2005, at a Topeka hospital. He was born Jan. 9, 1916, north of Valley Falls, the son of Walter Lester and Charlotte Brown Heineken. He attended Nortonville High School. Mr. Heineken was a custodian for Jefferson County Memorial Hospital at Winchester. He also was a custodian at schools in Denison and Valley Falls, and he farmed and operated a milk route. He was a member of Valley Falls United Methodist Church and a member and past president of Valley Falls Senior Citizens. He married Inez Harmon on May 26, 1937, at Atchison. She died Dec. 8, 1969. He married Pauline Head on June 1, 1972. They divorced. He married Eileen Rathert on July 17, 1992. She died Dec. 6, 1998. Survivors include a daughter, Shirley Lockhart, Valley Falls; a sister, Pearl Heineken, Nortonville; two grandsons; five great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Nov. 11 at Valley Falls United Methodist Church. Burial was in Valley Falls Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Valley Falls United Methodist Church or to Jefferson County EMS District 11 at Valley Falls, sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 6, Valley Falls, KS 66088.

 

 

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Nov 2005


Donald K. Horr
(October 23, 1937 - April 27, 2005)

HOLTON - Donald K. Horr, 67, of Holton, died Wednesday, April 27, 2005 at St. Francis Hospital in Topeka.
He was born October 23, 1937 at Oskaloosa, the son of Gilbert K. and Pauline M. Ross Horr. He graduated from Oskaloosa High School in 1955.

Don was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in Germany in the early 1960’s.

He had worked in construction and as a mechanic, and owned and operated Don’s Auto Salvage since the early 1970’s.

He married Shirley A. Brownlow on October 25, 1968 at the First Christian Church in Holton. She survives.

Don was preceded in death by his father and two brothers, Gerald Horr and Robert Horr.

Other survivors include two sons, Brian K. Horr and his wife, Jessica and Kevin R. Horr and his wife, Heather, all of Holton, one grandson, Alec Horr, and one granddaughter, Bobbi Horr, and his mother, Pauline M. Horr, of Holton.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 30th at the Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Holton. Burial with military honors will follow in the Holton Cemetery. Don will lie in state until service time at the funeral home where family and friends will meet from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday. Memorials are suggested to the Donald K. Horr Memorial Fund, and may be sent in care of Holton National Bank.

 

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Regina Lynn Hubach
( Jan. 19, 1974 - Oct. 16, 2005)
Regina Lynn Hubach, 31, of Holton, died Sunday, October 16, 2005. She was born January 19, 1974 in Elkin, NC, the daughter of J.W. and Millie Freman Smoot. She was employed at the Annie L. Johnson Child & Family Development Center in Holton. Regina had lived in Holton since 1995.
She is survived by her mother, Millie Smoot of Elkin, NC, 2 daughters, Tosha Duncan and Jessica Hubach both of the home, her fiancé, John Chiles, III of Holton, sisters, Tracy Spicer and Phyllis Blevins both of Elkin, NC, Cynthia Darnell of Austin, NC and Vonda Trexler of Ronda, NC, a brother, Willie Smoot of Elkin, NC. Services will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, October 20, 2005 at the Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. Burial will be in Holton Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday evening at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the Tosha Duncan and Jessica Hubach Education Fund c/o Mercer Funeral Home, Box 270, Holton, KS 66436.

 

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Richard Roy Huffman


Richard Roy Huffman, 73, Sun City, Ariz., died Nov. 6, 2005. He was born March 6, 1932, in Havensville, the son of Wallace Roy and Lilah Kroth Huffman. He graduated from Havensville High School and received his bachelor's degree from Kansas State University. Mr. Huffman taught school at Scott City and obtained a doctorate of optometry from Pacific University of Oregon, then opened an optometry practice in Kinsley. He later moved to Arizona, where he was an optometrist and owner of a chain of optical stores. He also was involved in real estate development. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Huffman, Sun City, Ariz.; his first wife, Norma Jean Huffman, Phoenix, Ariz.; a daughter, Mary Lynn Tunberg, Chandler, Ariz.; a son, Richard S. Huffman, Peoria, Ariz.; two stepchildren, Julie Raney, Wenatchee, Wash., and Jesse Widby, Chelan, Wash.; two sisters, Fannie Talbott and Dorothy Coder, both of Topeka; six grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Nov. 12 in Sun City, Ariz. Graveside memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Nov. 26 at Bucks Grove Cemetery west of Holton.

 

 

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Nov 2005


Paul E. Huston
(July 5, 1937 - February 2, 2005)

DENISON - Paul E. Huston, 67, of Denison, died Wednesday, February 2, 2005 at the Lexington Park Nursing Center in Topeka. Paul was born July 5, 1937, near Mayetta, the son of Osel E. and Mildred L. Nickels Huston. He graduated from Denison High School in 1955.

He worked and lived in Topeka for several years before moving to Valley Falls where he worked at Mel’s Hy-Klas Grocery Store. He later purchased the Hy-Klas store in Nortonville, naming it Tall Paul’s Hy-Klas Grocery. He also owned and operated Huston Construction. He retired in 1984 due to health reasons.

Paul was a former member of Denison Lodge No. 372, A.F.&A..M. and currently was a member of Mayetta Lodge No. 393, A.F.&A.M. He was a former member of the Denison United Methodist Church. He had been mayor of Denison for about sixteen years.

He married June Colhouer November 9, 1957 at Valley Falls. They were divorced. Paul was preceded in death by his parents, Osel and Mildred Huston Robison, and a son, Alan R. Huston, who died in September of 2004.

Survivors include his son, Todd Huston and wife Angie, Topeka; a brother, Ronald Huston and wife Doreen, San Antonio, Texas; a sister, Lorma Hladky and husband J.R., Holton; a daughter-in-law, Joyce Huston, four grandchildren, Damien Huston, Topeka, Tiera Huston and Ezra Huston, North Pole, Alaska, and April Huston; two step-grandsons Kyle Cazee, Topeka, and Wyatt Keehner; a step-great grandson, Carnell Watkins, Topeka, and nieces and nephews.

The old gray mayor is dead. Cremation is planned. Memorial services with Masonic Rites will be at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 8th at the Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Holton. Private inurnment will be later in the Denison Cemetery. A register book will be available to sign at the Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Holton where family and friends will meet from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Monday. A celebration of life gathering will be at the Ireland Pub in Denison at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday. Refreshments will be served. Memorials are suggested to the Heart of America Hospice and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
 

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Holice Lorene Jacobs


Holice Lorene Jacobs, 88, Holton, died March 3, 2005, at Holton Community Hospital. She was born Aug. 6, 1916, in Holton, the daughter of Charles M. and Dora Edith Myers Alley. She was a 1933 graduate of Holton High School and attended Clark's Business College in Topeka. Mrs. Jacobs was a lifelong resident of the Holton community, briefly living in San Francisco from 1941 to 1945. She worked at the Slimaker Dress Factory for five years, and was the office manager for Kansas Gas Service in Holton for 15 years and in Hiawatha for seven years. She was a member of VFW Auxiliary 1367, OES Chapter 152 and past member of the Rebecca Lodge, all of Holton. She married William C. Jacobs on Sept. 4, 1937 in Holton. He survives. Other survivors include a son, William Robert Jacobs, Las Vegas, Nev.; and a grandson, Christopher William Jacobs, Sacramento, Calif. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Helen Clowe and Louise Wendt; and seven brothers, Herbert Alley, Frank Alley, Lonnie Alley, Charles Alley, Marion Alley, Herschel Alley and Roy Alley. Funeral services were held March 7 at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. Burial was in Holton Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Holton Community Hospital, EUM Church in Holton or the American Diabetes Association, sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436.

 

 

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March 2005


Alta Janicke
(August 15, 1906 - May 21, 2005)

Alta “Mae” Janicke, 98, of Hiawatha died Saturday morning, May 21, 2005 at the Oak Ridge Acres Nursing Home where she had been a resident since March 2002.
She was born August 15, 1906 near Denton, KS, daughter of Charles and Lulu Hall Roberts. She graduated from Denton High School and taught primary grades in Denton and Leona for 15 years. She married Donald “Kelly” Janicke June 15, 1939. He preceded her in death in 1981.

She graduated from Highland Jr. College in 1955 and Peru State Teacher’s College in 1964. She returned to teaching for another 15 years retiring in 1971.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Hiawatha, the Retired Teachers Association, and the Hiawatha Chapter of the HU PEO.

She is survived by a daughter, Mary Sue Hirsch of Hiawatha, KS, two grandsons, Michael Taylor of Los Gatos, CA, Steven and wife Angie Taylor of Golden, CO and their children Becky, Katie and Will, and a brother, Charles Roberts of Creston, Iowa.

A brother, Lloyd Roberts, two sisters, Hilda Ensley and Elva Klaber also preceded her in death.

Funeral Services are planned for 2:00 p.m., Monday, May 23, 2005 at the First Presbyterian Church in Hiawatha. Pastor Roxie Sullivan will officiate. Interment will follow at the Mt. Hope Cemetery in Hiawatha.

Friends may call the Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Hiawatha after 3:00 p.m. Sunday. The family will receive friends one hour prior to services at the Church on MONDAY. Memorials contributions are suggested to the First Presbyterian Church, Cottey College, or the Reading is Fundamental Program at the Hiawatha Elementary School all of which may be sent in care of the funeral home, 124 S. 7th St. Hiawatha, KS 66434.
 

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Diana M. Keller


Diana M. Keller, 49, rural Havensville, died Nov. 4, 2005, in Hiawatha. She was born June 6, 1956 at Stafford, the daughter of Chester and Marjorie Canaday Hildebrand. She graduated from Stafford High School in 1974. Mrs. Keller and her family moved to Jackson County 10 years ago. She had worked for the Sac & Fox and Golden Eagle casinos as a bookkeeper. For the last eight years, she worked for the Department of Agriculture in Topeka, where she was honored for her work with an award from the Environmental Protection Agency. She previously handled bookkeeping for the Atlanta Braves minor league baseball team in Idaho Falls, Idaho. She married Steve Keller in 1991 at Idaho Falls, Idaho. He survives of the home. Other survivors include two sons, Seb (Noel) Reed, Hiawatha, and Zack Reed, Holton; her parents, Chester and Marjorie Hildebrand, Stafford; and two sisters, Susan Pye, Englewood, Colo., and Julie Blea, Hutchinson. Cremation is planned. Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Nov. 10 at Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Holton. Family and friends willl meet from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 10 prior to services. Memorial contributions may be made to the Diana M. Keller Memorial Fund to be designated later, sent in care of Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, 524 Pennsylvania Ave., Holton, KS 66436. Online condolences may be made at www.chapeloaksfuneralhome.com

 

 

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Nov 2005



Claude L. King


Claude L. "Les" King, 81, Havensville, died March 6, 2005, at an Onaga hospital. He was born Sept. 18, 1923, east of Highland, the son of Benjamin Franklin and Grace Olive Roseberry King. Mr. King was a U. S. Navy veteran of World War II, having served on the USS John Rogers. He worked at the Michigan-Wisconsin Pipeline Station at Havensville for 34 years as a control room operator. He was a school board member for both the Havensville and Onaga communities and served on the Havensville City Council. He was a member of the VFW and Havensville American Legion Post 333, and he recently earned his 50-year pin at Onaga Masonic Lodge 188 AF&AM. He married Frances "Pat" Campbell on March 14, 1950. She survives. Other survivors include two sons, Jimmy D. King, Derby, and Douglas R. King, Belle Plaine; a daughter, Claudia J. Beck, Havensville; a sister, Rachel Trimble, Longmont, Colo.; and 12 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Gary L. King; a grandson, Cody Alyn Beck; five brothers; and five sisters. Funeral services were held March 8 at Tessendorf-Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Onaga. Burial with flag presentation was in Havensville Cemetery.. Online condolences may be left at www.chapeloaksfuneralhome.com

 

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March 2005



Dr. Leland A. Latham


Dr. Leland A. "Doc" Latham, 81, Holton, died Feb. 28, 2005, at his home. He was born August 28, 1923, in Baldwin, the son of Albert and Faye Holmes Latham. He attended grade school in Haddam and graduated from Washington High School in 1941. He served as a Standby Reservist for the Veterinary Corp of the U.S. Army in 1943 and 1944 while attending college. He graduated from Kansas State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1945. Dr. Latham practiced with his father in Washington before establishing his own practice in Wetmore in 1948. He operated the Wetmore Veterinary Clinic for 35 years. In retirement, he and his wife spent winters in Texas and summers at their lake home in Minnesota. He was a member of Wetmore United Methodist Church. He was a charter member of both the Wetmore Lions Club and Kiwanis Club and served on the Wetmore school board. He also served on the Kansas Farm Bureau Board and was active in the Kansas Veterinary Association. He married Margaret Ann Pfrang on April 29, 1944, in Manhattan. She died May 4, 2002. He also was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters; and a granddaughter, Lisa Nicole Latham, in 1972. Survivors include two daughters, Janet Stuke and husband Jim, Tonganoxie, and Lila Krainbill and husband Milton, Holton; a son, John Latham and wife Cathy, Wetmore; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held March 5 at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. Burial was in Wetmore Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Wetmore Lions Club, sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436.

 

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Mar 2005



Lorene Ruth Lewis


Lorene Ruth Lewis, 88, Circleville, died Oct. 30, 2005, at Jackson County Nursing Home. She was born June 13, 1917, in Topeka, the daughter of Emmett and Nellie George Schafer. She attended Lyman Elementary School and Seaman High School. Ms. Lewis had lived in Circleville since 1989 and previously lived in Oregon and California. She worked in electronics for NASA on the Apollo 13 in Seal Beach and Downey, Calif. She also was a nurse's assistant for Veterans Administration hospitals in Topeka and California. She retired from a V.A. hospital in California. She married Lawrence J. Lewis. They divorced. She later married Leonard M. Lewis. He preceded her in death. She also was preceded in death by a twin sister, Lois Nisbeth. Survivors include a son, Roger Lewis, Topeka; a daughter, Jeanette McWilliams, Circleville; five grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren. Graveside services were held Nov. 3 in the Circleville Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Circleville Christian Church, sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436.

 

 

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Nov 2005



Eula Elizabeth Lisher


Eula Elizabeth Lisher, 91, Topeka, died May 31, 2005, at a Topeka care center. She was born Dec. 11, 1913, in Soldier, the daughter of Fred and Nellie Schoonover Nuzman. She graduated from Soldier High School in 1930 and from Stormont Nursing School in 1933. Mrs. Lisher worked as a registered nurse for Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company and for Dr. Floyd Beelman. She had been a member of Helena Chapter 210 O.E.S. since 1945. She also was a member of Kansas Avenue United Methodist Church and Arema Star Club. She married Claude G. Lisher on June 27, 1936, in Horton. He died Dec. 23, 1986. She also was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Neil Nuzman. Survivors include two sons, Jim Lisher, New Canaan, Conn., and Ray L. Lisher, Topeka; three grandchildren, Lori Lisher Simpson, Dallas, Texas, Erik Lisher, New York, N.Y., and Lauren Lisher, Washington, D.C.; and four great-grandchildren, Robert and Andrew, Katherine and Caroline Simpson. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Juune 2 at Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Chapel in Topeka, where Eastern Star services will be conducted by Helena Chapter 210 O.E.S. Interment will be in Mount Hope Cemetery. Mrs. Lisher will lie in state after 3 p.m. June 1 at the funeral home, where family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Good Samaritan Fund, sent in care of Topeka Presbyterian Manor, 4712 S.W. Sixth St., Topeka, KS 66606; or Helping Hands Humane Society, 2625 N.W. Rochester Road, Topeka, KS 66617. Online condolences may be sent to www.penwellgabel.com

 

 

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June 2005



Shirley J. Logan
(May 31, 1922 - August 20, 2005)

HOLTON - Shirley J. Logan, 83, of Holton, died Saturday, August 20, 2005 at the Holton Manor Nursing Home.
She was born May 31, 1922. Her parents were Wallace C. and Edith J. Brown Canfield. She graduated from Holton High School in 1940.

Shirley was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Holton where she volunteered in the library. She was a Cub Scout and Brownie Scout Troop Leader and enjoyed playing in various bridge clubs. She also took care of her grandchildren after school for many years.

She married John G. Logan, Jr. on June 22, 1940 in St. Joseph, Missouri. Together they operated Holton Transport, Inc., along with Al and Alline Hann. He died August 22, 1969.

Survivors include one son, Greg Logan and his wife, Patty, Topeka; three granddaughters, Lesley Harris and J.J. Cashier, both of Holton, and Jenny Daniel, Wichita; one grandson, Shawn Beatty, Kansas City, Missouri; six great grandsons and three great granddaughters.

Cremation is planned. A graveside memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 23rd at the Holton Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday at the Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Holton. Family and friends will also meet at the funeral home on Tuesday and go in procession to the cemetery at 10:20. Memorials are suggested to the Heart of Jackson Humane Society, and may be sent in care of the funeral home, 524 Pennsylvania, 66436.

 

 

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Justin Longenecker


Justin Longenecker, 88, Waco, Texas, died Sept. 14, 2005, at a Waco care center. He was born May 4, 1917, in Birmingham, southeast of Holton, the son of Irvin Brubaker and Della Gooderl Longenecker. He attended Central College in McPherson, graduated from Seattle Pacific University in 1939 and received a master's degree from Ohio State University and a doctorate degree from the University of Washington. Mr. Longenecker moved to Waco, Texas in 1955 to pursue his career as a professor at the Hankamer School of Business at Baylor University. He retired from teaching in 1985 but maintained an office on campus and continued to write and conduct research until his death. His book, "Small Business Management: An Entrepreneurial Approach," first published in 1961, is now in its 13th edition. It is the leading textbook for small business courses at the university level worldwide, holding more than 50 percent of the market. He was a member of Alliance Bible Church in Waco for more than 45 years. He received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the United States Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurs (USASBE) in January, and in June, he was awarded the Outstanding Empirical Research Paper by the International Council of Small Business. He married Frances Pickeriing on July 11, 1942. She died in 2004. He also was preceded in death by two brothers, Howard Longenecker and Homer Longenecker. Survivors include three daughters, Lynda Currie and husband Kevin, McAllen, Texas, Nancy Mendez and husband Al, La Habra Heights, Calif., and Jane Edgington and husband Jim, Lake Zurich, Ill.; seven grandchildren, Justin, Chelsea, and Lyndsie Currie, Mark and Tim Mendez, and Jeff and Jori Edgington; two brothers-in-law, Dr. Wesley Walls, Seattle, Wash., and Gordon Pickering and wife Rose, Honolulu, Hawaii; a sister-in-law, Beulah Longenecker, Pasadena, Texas; a cousin, Esther Gooderl, Georgetown, Texas; and a niece, Leah Joan Hale, Topeka. Funeral services were held Sept. 17 at Alliance Bible Church in Waco, with the Rev. Richard Koskela officiating. Burial was in Waco Memorial North Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be sent to Alliance Bible Church, 7201 Country Club Drive, Waco, TX 76710. Online condolences may be sent to www.wilkirsonhatchbailey.com

 

 

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Sept 2005



Mildred M. Lukens


Mildred M. Lukens, 99, Sierra Vista, Ariz., died Feb. 23, 2005, at a nursing facility at Sierra Vista. She was born Dec. 26, 1905, east of Holton, the daughter of William D. and May E. Casper Kathrens. Mrs. Lukens was a rural schoolteacher in Jackson County and worked at Slimaker Dress Factory in Holton for 15 years. She was a former member of Larkinburg Christian Church and Denison Union Church. She married C. Merle Lukens on Aug. 24, 1930, at Netawaka. He died April 3, 1981. She also was preceded in death by a son, Merle Wayne Lukens, in 2001; a daughter, Marbeth Bartlett, in 1984; and a grandson, Roger Bartlett, in 1997. Survivors include a daughter-in-law, Muriel Lukens, Huachuca City, Ariz.; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. A graveside memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. March 12 in Denison Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Larkinburg Christian Church or Denison Bible Church, sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436.

 

 

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Mar 2005




Frances K. Martin


Frances K. Martin, 86, Winchester, died March 6, 2005, at a Winchester care center. She was born Jan. 2, 1919, at Mayetta, the daughter of Edward Henry and Monaka Nicoll Johnson. She was a 1937 graduate of Mayetta High School. Mrs. Martin was a homemaker. She had lived in Winchester for 30 years, moving from Leavenworth. She was a member of Mayetta Christian Church. She married Harold LeRoy Martin on March 22, 1941, at Oskaloosa. He died Jan. 11, 2000. She also was preceded in death by two brothers, two sisters and a grandson, Travis Hall. Survivors include three sons, George D. Martin and Michael E. "Mike" Martin, both of Winchester, and David A. Martin, Imperial, Mo.; three daughters, Carol Ann Briggs, Winchester, Lois E. Martin-Beard, Deltona, Fla., and Dawn M. Hall, Wichita; a brother, John Henry Johnson, Berryton; three granchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Funeral services were held March 9 at Barnett Funeral Home in Oskaloosa. Burial was in McLouth Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Jefferson County Historical Society, the Winchester Public Library or Jefferson County Hospice, sent in care of Barnett Funeral Home, P.O. Box 416, Oskaloosa, KS 66066.

 

 

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Mar 2005



Roy J. Maxfield


Roy J. Maxfield, 69, Holton, died Sept. 18, 2005, at a Topeka hospital. He attended Atchison County Community High School at Effingham. Mr. Maxfield was a platoon sergeant in the 137th Infantry of the Kansas National Guard. He later worked at Atchison Casting in Atchison for 37 years, retiring in 1998. He also farmed and was caretaker of the Coal Creek Church and Cemetery. He attended Coal Creek United Methodist Church. He married Mary Lee Ann Cox on Aug. 17, 1957, at Oskaloosa. She survives. Other survivors include a son, Charles Wesley Maxfield, Butler, Mo.; a daughter, Nedra Jane Boyce, Valley Falls; five grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Sept. 22 at Coal Creek United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Coal Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 21 at Mercer Funeral Home in Valley Falls. Memorial contributions may be made to Coal Creek United Methodist Church or the Jefferson County EMS District 11 at Valley Falls, sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 6, Valley Falls, KS 66088.

 

 

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Sept 2005



Harvey William McAlexander


Harvey William McAlexander, 93, Denison, died Sept. 14, 2005. He was born July 13, 1912, in Denison, the son of Lena McAlexander. Mr. McAlexander worked as a stone mason and a bricklayer for 50 years. He was a member of Denison Bible Church. He married Lucy L. Linnell on April 7, 1934, in Holton. She died March 29, 2004. He also was preceded in death by a daughter, Patricia Wallisch, on April 2, 2000; a son, LaVerne McAlexander, in January 1937; and three brothers, Charles Twombly, Clarence Twombly and a twin brother, Heriman, who died as an infant. Survivors include two daughters, Shirley Robertson, Denison, and Virginia Turner, Davenport, Iowa; two sons, Harvey "Butch" McAlexander, Ozawkie, and Fred McAlexander, Topeka; three brothers, Edward Twombly, Highland, Harlan Twombly, Hemet, Calif., and Alfred Twombly, Holton; and a total of 70 grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sept. 17 at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. Burial was in South Denison Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Denison Bible Church or the South Denison Cemetery, sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436.

 

 

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Sept 2005




Vivian B. McCauley


Vivian B. McCauley, 81, Mayetta, died Oct. 31, 2005, at her home. She was born April 21, 1924, in Wetmore, the daughter of Jack and Edna Porter Bontrager. She attended school in Wetmore and Holton. Mrs. McCauley was a homemaker and also worked for the State of Kansas. She was a 4-H leader and a member of the Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church. She married J.R. McCauley on Oct. 3, 1942. He died July 6, 2000. Survivors include five daughters, Mary E. Tessendorf and husband Larry, Circleville, Margaret L. Lutjemeier and husband Everett, Washington, Kathryn A. Collins and husband Gerald, Lyons, Karolyn J. Collins and husband Troy, Salina, and Laura J. McCauley, Manhattan; three sons, Charles R. McCauley and wife Anne and James C. McCauley and wife Rowena, all of Mayetta, and Walter J. McCauley, Holton; two sisters, Thelma Newman, Galesburg, Mich., and Evelyn Colhouer, Holton; a brother, Jack Bontrager, Whiting; 23 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson. A funeral service was held Nov. 3 at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. Burial was in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Holton. Memorial contributions may be made to Jackson County Training Center, sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436.

 

 

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Nov 2005



Virginia Ellen McKim
 

Virginia Ellen McKim, 87, Morrill, died March 6, 2005, at a Sabetha hospital. She was born March 4, 1918, at Siloam Springs, Ark., the daughter of James C. and Asa Ellen Harmony Clark. She grew up in the Hutchinson area, where she attended school and graduated from Hutchinson High School and Hutchinson Junior College. She received her teacher certificate from Emporia Teachers College. Mrs. McKim taught school with her husband in the Union 5 near Sterling for two years. They moved to the family farm near Morrill, where they worked for many years. She also taught piano lessons to many students and 10 of her 11 grandchildren. She was a member of Ayore Church in Morrill, where she taught Sunday school for 50 years. She married Richard "Dick" Glen McKim on Dec. 24, 1941, in Hutchinson. He died Oct. 24, 2003. She also was preceded in death by her parents and a granddaughter, Tara Ploeger. Survivors include a son, James R. "Jim" McKim and wife Karla, Morrill; three daughters, Connie Baldridge and husband Gary, Holton, Vicki Ploeger and husband Warren, Morrill, and Brenda Wertenberger and husband Rixey, Sabetha; a brother, James C. Clark Jr., South Gate, Ky.; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held March 9 at Popkess Mortuary Chapel in Sabetha. Interment was in Morrill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Ayore Church, sent in care of Popkess Mortuary.

 

 

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Apr 2005



Jackie W. McNary


Jackie W. "Jack" McNary, 52, Ozawkie, died Nov. 7, 2005, at his home after a long illness. He was born Oct. 21, 1953, in Topeka, the son of Lewis Wayne and Lois Jean Hurst McNary. He had lived in Ozawkie since 1991. He was a 1971 graduate of Oskaloosa High School. Mr. McNary had been a warehouseman for Innovia Films Company in Topeka since 1997. He was a volunteer firefighter for the Ozawkie Fire Department, where he served as fire chief for a year, served as a trustee on the Fire Board and coached boys baseball for many years. He was a member of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in Nortonville and also attended Rock Creek Bible Church in Meriden. He married Deborah R. "Debbie" O'Roke on July 25, 1981, at Nortonville. She survives. Other survivors include two sons, Brian McNary and Brad McNary, both of the home; his father and stepmother, Wayne and Theresa Ann Askren McNary, Ozawkie; his mother-in-law, Shirley O'Roke, Winchester; three brothers, Rodney McNary, Oskaloosa, John McNary, Topeka, and Mike McNary, Meriden; a sister, Wanda Clark, Topeka; four stepbrothers, Donald Askren Jr., Leon, David Askren, Netawaka, Greg Askren, Concordia, and Clifton Askren, Holton; and three stepsisters, Mary Pat Wilson, Holton, Sally Jo Alley, Circleville, and Pamela Holaday, Wamego. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Nov. 10 at Rock Creek Bible Church north of Meriden. Burial will be in Ozawkie Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 9 at Barnett Funeral Home in Oskaloosa. Memorial contributions may be made to Jefferson County Hospice, 1212 Walnut St., Oskaloosa, KS 66066, or sent in care of Barnett Funeral Home, P.O. Box 416, Oskaloosa, KS 66066.

 

Holton Recorder

Nov 2005


Margaret Ann Meier
(October 12, 1928 - March 18, 2005)

HOLTON - Margaret Ann Meier, 76, of Holton, died Friday, March 18, 2005 at her home.
Mrs. Meier was born Margaret Ann Beavers, October 12, 1928 in Junction City, the daughter of Edmund and Hattie Beavers. She grew up on a farm on Humboldt Creek near Junction City and began her education at a nearby country school. She completed her elementary and secondary education at St. Xavier, Junction City, in 1947. As a young girl she was very active in 4-H as a cattlewoman showing Champion Herefords. After high school she went to Marymount College, Salina, and completed her nurses training at St. John’s Hospital, Salina, in 1950.

Margaret spent her life caring for others and worked in many rural hospitals across Kansas before settling in Holton at the Jackson County Health Department in 1972. While working there she started many programs and was recently recognized as a Pioneer for the Jackson County Friends of Hospice. She retired in 1989 and continued to volunteer for Hospice. She enjoyed spending her summers fishing in Canada with her husband and friends. She was a member of St. Dominic Catholic Church, and the Altar Society and Mary Ann Circle at the church.

She married Marvin Meier on January 22, 1953 at St. Xavier in Junction City. He survives of the home.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Harry Beavers, of Elmo, Raymond Beavers, of Wakefield, and John Beavers, of Junction City; and two sisters, Mary Ellen Gustafson, of Junction City and Teresa Mary Beavers, who died in infancy.

Other survivors include one daughter, Mary Kay White and husband, Ronald, Lawrence; three sons, Dr. Michael Meier and wife, Cheryl, Salina, Mel Meier and wife, Teresa, Topeka, and Shane Meier and wife, Patty, Newton; two sisters, Mildred McLaughlin, Chapman, and Edna Green, Chino, California; a brother, Jim Beavers, Junction City; ten grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, March 21st at St. Dominic Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery west of Holton. Margaret will lie in state at the Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Holton where family and friends will meet from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday. A parish rosary will be at 7:00 p.m. Memorials are suggested to Jackson County Friends of Hospice, and may be sent in care of the funeral home, 524 Pennsylvania, Holton 66436.

 


 

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James E. Moberly


James E. Moberly, 55, Circleville, died Sept. 12, 2005, at his home. He was born Nov. 13, 1949, in Kansas City, Mo., the son of Billy E. and Kathyrne L. Taylor Moberly. He graduated in 1969 from Rosedale High School in Kansas City. Mr. Moberly worked at Mac's Little Banquet in Kansas City for 15 years and later for Midwest Chandelier in Kansas City for two years. He retired due to a medical disability and moved to Circleville in 1989. He was a member of the Sheriff's Reserve and was in the Civil Air Patrol, both in Kansas City. Survivors include his father, Billy E. Moberly Sr., Circleville; two brothers, Billy E. Moberly Jr., Overland Park, and Robert L. Moberly, Kansas City; three sisters, Melisse Richtarik, Havensville, Kathy Tiras, Forest Falls, Calif., and Melinda Moberly-Hanks, Bonner Springs; eight nieces and nephews; and a grandniece and a grandnephew. Cremation is planned. A memorial service was held Sept.17 at Soldier United Methodist Church. Inurnment was in Ontario Cemetery north of Circleville. Memorial contributions may be made to Jackson County Friends of Hospice, sent in care of Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, 524 Pennsylvania Ave., Holton, KS 66436. Online condolences may be sent to www.chapeloaksfuneralhome.com

 

 

Holton Recorder

Sept 2005



Cedric Carl Theodore Moege


Cedric Carl Theodore Moege, 91, Topeka, died July 29, 2005, at a Topeka hospice. He was born Jan. 28, 1914, in Topeka, the son of Herman and Freida Nieman Moege. He was a lifelong resident of the Topeka area. Mr. Moege lived on the family farm near Rossville with his parents before they moved to Topeka to open a grocery business. They ran the IGA Store on 22nd and Buchanan Street. After the death of his father, he, his mother and his sister ran the grocery store. His wife joined in the business after their marriage. He later worked at Sunflower Ordinance Works from 1943 until after World War II. The family ran a variety store at the grocery store location from 1951 to 1955. He sold Chevrolet cars for Scott-Puffer Chevrolet for a short time before selling investments with Investors Diversified Services. In 1957, he began working for Aid Association for Lutherans (now Thrivent) where he remained until he retired. He became politically active after his retirement. He was a member of The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod and attended Hope and St. John's Lutheran churches. He was active in the Lutheran Layman's League and the Lutheran School Foundation. He was a 55-year member of Shawnee Country Club. He also was a member of the Life Underwriters Association and received many awards, including Man of the Year. He married Wilma Virginia Lane on June 20, 1937. She died May 20, 2005. He also was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Nancy Moege Zeller. Survivors include a son, Lee Moege and wife Sally, Holton; two daughters, Alicia Donnelly and husband Patrick, Topeka, and Virginia Ginger Chang and husband Ruu, Wakarusa; a sister, Berlene D. Stolte, Big Timber, Mont.; seven grandchildren, Elizabeth, Kevin, Jesse, Logan, Andrew, Teresa and Darcy; and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Aug. 3 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Topeka. Burial will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery. He will lie in state at Penwell-Gabel Mid Town Chapel after noon Aug. 2 and one hour before services at the church. Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home or directly to St. John's Lutheran Church, 901 S.W. Fillmore, Topeka, KS 66606; Topeka Lutheran School, Seventh and Roosevelt, Topeka, KS 66606; or Midland Hospice, 200 S.W. Frazier Circle, Topeka, KS 66606. Online condolences may be sent to www.penwellgabel.com

 

 

Holton Recorder

July 2005



A. Duane Moore


A. Duane Moore, 78, Holton, died Sept. 11, 2005. He was born Oct. 20, 1926, on the family farm at Holton, the son of Albert E. and Edna Patterson Moore. He graduated from Holton High School in 1944. Mr. Moore was a technician for Soil Conservation Services and a farmer. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Holton. He married Betty Scheidegger on Aug. 21, 1949, in Soldier. She survives. Other survivors include three daughters, Sandra Biber, Topeka, Kathleen Stephen, Ponca City, Okla., and Janis Tapley, Holton; a son, Gregory Moore, Jenson Beach, Fla.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandsons. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Warren Moore and Merle Moore; and a sister, Rose Kabance. Funeral services were held Sept. 15 at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. Burial was in Holton Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church or the National Kidney Foundation, sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436.

 

Holton Recorder

Oct 2005



David Wright Morford


David Wright Morford, 54, St. Marys, died Aug. 29, 2005, at his home. He was born June 27, 1951, in Topeka, the son of Rey E. and Patricia Cassity Morford. He was raised in the Delia and Emmett communities, graduating from Rossville High School in 1969. He later attended Kaw Valley VoTech School in Topeka and had lived in St. Marys for many years. Mr. Morford served in the U.S. Army and the Army National Guard for more than 20 years. He also worked as a mechanic at Denton's Auto Salvage in St. Marys. He married Tomi Farrell in Rossville. They divorced. Survivors include a daughter, Brandi Vigneron, Topeka; a stepson, Todd Perry, St. Marys; his father, Rey Morford, Delia; three sisters, Diana Dolezilek and Jean Holt, both of Holton, and Deb Beasterfeld, Paxico; two brothers, Art Morford, Topeka, and Bill Morford, St. Marys; three grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother, Patricia Morford, on May 27, 2004; and a stepson, Shawn Perry. Military graveside services were held Sept. 3 at Mount Olive Cemetery in Emmett, where inurnment was held. Memorial contributions may be made to the David W. Morford Memorial Fund, sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple, St. Marys, KS 66536. Online condolences may be sent to www.piperfuneralhome.com

 

 

Holton Recorder

Sept 2005


 

Phyllis V. Mumaw
(July 2, 1929 - June 24, 2005)

HOLTON - Phyllis V. Mumaw, 75, formerly of Holton, died Friday, June 24, 2005 at an Englewood, Colorado hospital. She was born July 2, 1929 at Holton, the daughter of John W. and Maude B. Powell Van Vliet. She graduated from Holton High School in 1947, and from Kansas State University with a degree in Home Economics in 1951.

Phyllis was a substitute school teacher for twenty-two years. She taught kindergarten through high school ages in the Holton, Royal Valley and Effingham school systems.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women and the Four Seasons Garden Club, all of Holton. She was also a member of the Jackson County Farm Bureau, a Jackson County Extension Unit, and a life member of the Jackson County Historical Society. Phyllis married Dean T. Mumaw August 28, 1949 at Holton. He died July 31, 2002. She was also preceded in death by a son, J. Kent Mumaw, who died in 1989.

Survivors include two daughters, Lynne Marie Mumaw Black, Eugene, Oregon and Rebecca Miller, Conifer, Colorado, and two grandchildren.

Memorial services will be at 11:00 Monday, June 27th at First United Methodist Church. Family and friends will meet from 9:30 until service time at the church. Inurnment will be in Holton Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to First United Methodist Church or the American Diabetes Association and may be sent in care of Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, 524 Pennsylvania, Holton 66436.

 

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Mary Murphy


Mary "Margaret" Murphy, 86, Soldier, died March 5, 2005, at a Sabetha hospital. She was born March 24, 1918, on the Ioway Indian reservation in Brown County, the daughter of Thomas and Dora McKown Murphy. She attended Catholic convent schools in Rulo and Falls City, Neb. Miss Murphy had been a Soldier area resident since 1945. She helped her family on the farm and later at the Soldier Rest Home. She had lived at the Apostolic Christian Home for the past two years. She was a member of the Ioway Tribe. She also belonged to the So and So Club in Soldier. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Rulo, Neb., and later attended St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Corning and St. Dominic's Catholic Church in Holton. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Alice Borgeson and her twin sister Margery Murphy; and a brother, Jean Murphy. Survivors include a brother, John Murphy, Sabetha; a niece, Rosemarie Eagle and fiancé Fritz Keehn, Soldier; a great-nephew, Kent Miller and wife Vicki, Soldier; a great-niece, Gia Mallory and husband Arnold, Kansas City; a great-great-nephew; and two great-great-nieces. Mass of Christian burial will be held at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Rulo, Neb., at a later date, as will a celebration of life ceremony at the Ioway community building on the reservation. Inurnment will be in Partlow Cemetery on the Ioway reservation. Memorial contributions may be made to Apostolic Christian Home, sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436.

 

Holton Recorder

Mar 2005



W. H. Nelson


W. H. Nelson, 91, Muscotah, died Aug. 29, 2005 at Holton Manor Nursing Home. He was born Nov. 27, 1913, at Plattsburg, Mo., the son of Raymond E. and Nora Forsen Nelson. He graduated from Atchison County Community High School at Effingham in 1933. Mr. Nelson was a farmer and a stockman. He also operated a road grader for Atchison County. He was a member of Larkinburg Christian Church. He married Helen N. Keifer in June 1933 at Whiting. She died May 15, 1983. He married Mary A. Ryan Sullivan in March 1984 at Effingham. She survives. Other survivors include a son, Dwight Eugene Nelson, Wheaton; a daughter, Jo Rae Krogman, Holton; a brother, Melvin R. Nelson, Atchison; four grandchildren, Ronald E. Nelson, Nancy Kathrens, Gary Krogman and Janet Gilliland; eight great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter. Funeral services were held Sept. 2 at Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Holton. Burial was in Muscotah Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Larkinburg Christian Church, sent in care of Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, 524 Pennsylvania Ave., Holton, KS 66436. Online condolences may be made at www.chapeloaksfuneralhome.com

 

 

Holton Recorder

Sept 2005


Sheryl Dianne Norton
 

Sheryl Dianne Norton, 47, Mayetta, died May 28, 2005, at her home. She was born Oct. 26, 1957, at Topeka, the daughter of Doris Arylene Gadelman Norton and James Stanton Norton Sr. Ms. Norton worked for the State of Kansas Motor Vehicles Department. She was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Mayetta. Survivors include a son, Michael J. Norton, Horton; her father and stepmother, James S. (Sr.) and Brigitte Norton, Mayetta; and two brothers, James S. "Stan" Norton Jr., Fort Worth, Texas, and William Patrick Norton, Overbrook. Mass of Christian burial was held June 1 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Mayetta. Interment will be in Mayetta Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Holton Community Hospital Hospice, 1110 Columbine Drive, Holton, KS 66436. Online condolences may be sent to www.penwellgabel.com

 

Holton Recorder

Mar 2005


Thomas Joseph Ogden
( 07/31/1961 - 10/22/2005)
MAYETTA—Thomas Joseph Ogden, 44, of Mayetta died Saturday, October 22, 2005 at his home. He was born July 31, 1961 in Falls City, NE the son of Charles and Cora Humm. He graduated from Waverly High School and Southeast Community College in Milford, NE. He was a gaming inspector for the Potawatomi and Kickapoo Tribes. Mr. Ogden has lived in Mayetta for two years and previously lived in Hiawatha. He was a member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation and a life member of the National Rifle Assoc. He married Barb Boberg, they later divorced. He married Louise Ashawasegai-Ogden on September 14, 2000 in Hiawatha. She survives. Other survivors include his parents Charles and Cora Humm of Elmwood, NE; a son Tap-See “Jubal” Ogden of Mayetta; a daughter Aurora Ashawasegai of Henvey Inlet First Nation in Canada; 2 stepsons Michael Ashawasegai of Mayetta, Jason Ashawasegai of Afton, Nova Scotia; a stepdaughter Jennifer Ashawasegai of Mayetta; a sister Mary Humm of Shonto, AZ; 4 brothers Tim Humm, Dennis Humm, Dan Humm all of Eagle, NE, Ira Humm of Lincoln, NE; and many grandchildren.


Native Traditional Services will be held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 26, 2005 at his home, 12417 142nd Rd., Mayetta. There will be a wake Tuesday Evening at the home. Burial will be in the Prairie Peoples Cemetery in Mayetta. Mercer Funeral Home in Holton is in charge of arrangements.
 


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James Anthony Olvera, Sr.
(July 10, 1963 - August 21, 2005)

HOLTON - James Anthony Olvera, Sr., 42, died Sunday, August 21, 2005 west of Holton as the result of a car accident. James was born July 10, 1963 the son of Ines and Jo Ann Olvera of Carrollton, Missouri. He attended Carrollton public schools and graduated in 1981.

As a teenager James worked at Faith Quality Market at Carrollton. He worked for the U.S.D.A. for the past twenty-one years as a federal meat inspector.

James was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Carrollton.

He married Nicki Jean Lunyckins in 1986. They were divorced.

Survivors include two sons, James Anthony Olvera, Jr. and Jonathan Brock, both of Higginsville, Missouri; one daughter, Sarah Jean Olvera, Higginsville; his fiancee, Michele Malloy and her son, Dylan, Holton; two brothers, Ines “Frank” Olvera and Gary J. Olvera, both of Carrollton, three sisters, Tina A. Olvera and Jo Anna Wells, both of Marshall, Missouri, and Susan A. Riley, Carrollton, several aunts and uncles, nieces nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Funeral services in Missouri are pending. A memorial service will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. Memorials are suggested to his children’s education fund.

 

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Mildred M. "Swede" Pasley
(May 10, 1929 - October 6, 2005)

MERIDEN - Mildred M. “Swede” Pasley, 76, of Meriden, formerly of Hoyt, died Thursday, October 6, 2005 at her home. She was born May 10, 1929 near Hoyt, the daughter of Roy and Blanche Francis Zachariasen. She graduated from Hoyt High School.

Mildred and her husband owned and operated Russ’s Motor Service in Hoyt for over fifty years.

She was a member of the Hoyt Women’s Study Club and the Hoyt Senior Citizens.

Mildred married Russell G. Pasley on September 13, 1947. He died May 8, 2003. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Vada Fordice.

Survivors include two daughters, Vicky Pasley and companion, Mike Cote, and Theresa Campbell and husband, Donnie, all of Meriden; two brothers, Delbert Zachariasen, Meriden, and Vernice Zachariasen, Topeka; one sister, Frances Brown, Topeka; and four grandchildren, Aleah, Sarah, Levi and Josh Campbell.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, October 10th at the Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Hoyt. Burial will follow in the Hoyt Cemetery. Mildred will lie in state after 10:00 a.m. Sunday at the funeral home where family and friends will meet from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Memorials are suggested to a Hoyt family who were victims of Hurricane Katrina, or God’s Storehouse in Meriden, in care of the Denison State Bank in Hoyt.

 

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Gloria Ann Peterson


Gloria Ann Peterson, 69, Atchison, died Nov. 1, 2005, at an Atchison care center. She had cancer. She was born Jan. 23, 1936, the daughter of Wesley and Maxine Helton. She graduated from Atchison High School. Mrs. Peterson worked for KPL for 23 years. She also was a homemaker. She married Richard Peterson on July 17, 1954. He survives. Other survivors include a son, Robert Peterson and wife Joyce, Edwardsville; a daughter, Lesley Shoenfelder and husband Ron, Atchison; three grandchildren, Ryan Peterson and wife Brenda, Topeka, Sheena Shoenfelder, Kansas City, and Paige Peterson, Hollywood, Calif.; a great-grandson, Tyler Peterson, Topeka; her mother, Maxine Helton, Holton; a brother, Danny Helton and wife Darlene, Topeka; and a sister, Carol (Mouse) Reichle, Denison. She was preceded in death by an infant son, Ricky; and her father, Wesley Helton. Funeral services were held Nov. 5 in Atchison.

 

 

Holton Recorder

Nov 2005



Frances E. Plankinton
 

Frances E. Plankinton, 89, Hiawatha, formerly of Holton, died July 31, 2005, at a Hiawatha care center. She was born July 1, 1916, near Everest, the daughter of Lars Anders and Lona Shell Jensen. She graduated from Atchison County Community High School in 1934. She received an associate degree from Highland Community College in 1987. Mrs. Plankinton lived in Holton for about 40 years after moving from Everest. She moved to Hiawatha five years ago. She taught Red Cross Swimming Classes at Holton for many years. She also gave piano lessons, taught art classes, and worked at Beck-Bookman Library. She was a member of First Christian Church in Holton, where she taught Sunday School. She also taught Sunday school in Everest and was a member of the Holton Art Guild. She married Lee T. Plankinton on Feb. 26, 1938, at Horton. He died February 17, 1992. She also was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Sheila Rowan; two grandsons, Rick Plankinton and Ron Plankinton; four great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Harold Jensen and Leroy Jensen. Survivors include four sons, Robert Plankinton and wife JoAnn, in Wyoming, Raymond Plankinton and wife, Betty, Columbus, Neb., David Plankinton, Tulsa, Okla., and Boyd Plankinton and wife Helen, Holton; a daughter, Karen Rowan and husband Don, Hiawatha; a brother, Kenneth Jensen, Madison, Wis.; a sister, Betty McClurg, Leavenworth; 12 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Aug. 2 at Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Holton. Burial will follow in Netawaka Cemetery. Mrs. Plankinton will lie in state Aug. 1 and until service time Tuesday at the funeral home, where family and friends will meet from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 1. Memorial contributions may be made to Beck-Bookman Library, sent in care of Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, 524 Pennsylvania Ave., Holton, KS 66436. Online condolences may be made at www.chapeloaksfuneralhome.com

 

Holton Recorder

Aug 2005


James Ivan Pollock
(October 18, 1915 - January 24, 2005)

HOLTON - James Ivan Pollock, 89, of Holton, died Monday, January 24, 2005 at the Jackson County Nursing Home in Holton. Ivan was born October 18, 1915, at home in the Cedar Hill community, four miles south of Soldier, the fourth child of Thomas Francis and Effie Alice Fairbank Pollock.

He attended school at Cedar Hill Grade School before moving to Topeka where he attended Oakland Grade School, Holiday Junior High and Topeka High School.

Ivan served in the maintenance department in the U. S. Army Air Force during World War II. He worked at Beech Aircraft in Wichita, where he was an expert sheet metal worker, before moving to Holton. He worked for Jayhawk Music Company from 1951 until 1959 when he and Wayne Marshall purchased Jayhawk TV and Appliance. Ivan retired from this business in 1978. Mr. Pollock helped with Cub Scouts and was a member of the Holton Country Club and Eagles Aerie Lodge No. 3417, Holton.

He married Barbara Gifford January 2, 1940 in Atchison. She survives. Ivan was preceded in death by his parents, siblings Aileen Pollock Barnes, Allen Pollock, Vada Pollock Short, Kenneth Pollock and a grandson, Richard Eugene Earhart.

Other survivors include two sons, James Robert Pollock and wife, Mary, Thomas Lee Pollock and wife Barbara, all of Holton; two daughters, Patricia Pollock Earhart and husband, Gene, Anaheim, California and Marcia Pollock Blenden and husband, Gary, Topeka; nine grandchildren, Michael Pollock, Lisa Pollock Strube, Patrick Pollock, Kelly Pollock Hale, Angela Pollock Sutter, Deena Blenden Robinson, Sheila Pollock Peterson, Jason Blenden, and Andra Blenden Smith; eighteen great-grandchildren and a sister, Barbara Pollock Pendleton, Topeka.

Mr. Pollock was cremated. A memorial service will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 29th at the First United Methodist Church in Holton. Private family inurnment will be later in Olive Hill Cemetery west of Holton. A register book will be available to sign at the Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Holton. Memorials are suggested to the Jackson County Nursing Home, 1121 W. 7th Street, Holton, 66436.
 

 

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Wesley Powers
 

Wesley "Wes" Powers, 72, Holton, died Sept. 9, 2005, at Holton Community Hospital. He was born March 27, 1933, at Danville, Ill., the son of Mahlon and Alma Hogue Powers. He attended Danville schools. Mr. Powers served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He worked as a test pilot and maintenance manager for TWA and retired after 30 years. He later retired from US Air. He constructed his own home, built and flew airplanes and competed in aerobatic air shows, receiving many awards. He lived in Kansas for 60 years, including Leavenworth and Lansing. He had lived in Holton for nine years. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Holton. He married Lillian Dierking Deady on May 1, 1996, at Lake Tahoe, Nev. She survives. Other survivors include a son, Dennis Powers and wife Lori, St. Marys, Ga.; three stepsons, Steve Holliday, Enid, Okla., Dennis Holliday, Holton, and Gary Holliday, Topeka; a daughter, Pat Powers McGrady and husband Steve, Palo Alto, Calif.; four grandchildren, Melissa and Tiffany Powers and Patrick and Erin McGrady; seven stepgrandchildren, Brandi Moseley and Chad, Cheri, Steve, Paige, Sarah and Sam Holliday; two great-grandchildren; and two stepgreat-grandchildren. Graveside services were held Sept. 11 in Holton Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church or Jackson County Friends of Hospice, sent in care of Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, 524 Pennsylvania Ave., Holton, KS 66436. Online condolences may be sent to chapeloaksfuneralhome.com

 

 

Holton Recorder

Sept 2005



Darrel Eugene Price


Darrel Eugene Price, 64, Hoyt, died Nov. 11, 2005, at his home. He was born Jan. 3, 1941, at Topeka, the son of Raymond Eugene and Helen Louise Price. Mr. Price was a self-employed auto mechanic. He was a member of The Ol' Buzzards' Car Club. He married Leslie M. Salsbury on June 30, 1973, in Topeka. She survives. Other survivors include a son, Jesse R. Price and fiancee Katy, Topeka; a brother, Jude R. Price, Topeka; four sisters, Sheryl Lynn Price and Janet Rusher, both of Hoyt, Peggy R. Price, Holton, and Debbie Cook, Topeka; five nephews, Dusty, Steven, Kaleb, Darren and Sam; four nieces, Kimberly, Courtney, Stacey and Charlotte; and two great-nieces, Kacie and Karlie. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Nov. 16 at Penwell-Gabel Parker-Price Chapel, 245 N.W. Independence, Topeka. Interment will be in Rochester Cemetery. Mr. Price will lie in state after 3 p.m. Nov. 15 at the funeral chapel, where family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Darrel E. Price Memorial Fund, sent in care of Commerce Bank and Trust, Attn. Bookkeeping Dept., 3035 S. Topeka Blvd., Topeka, KS 66611. Online condolences may be sent to www.penwellgabel.com

 

 

Holton Recorder

Nov 2005


Patricia Ann Quimby
 

Patricia Ann Quimby, 56, Mayetta, died May 31, 2005, at her home. She was born Feb. 27, 1949 in St. Joseph, Mo., the daughter of Melvin and Lillian Howard Gardner. She graduated in 1967 from Craig High School in Craig, Mo. Mrs. Quimby was a homemaker. She also worked as a claims processor for Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Topeka for 10 years. She married Ray Quimby on July 22, 1967, in Craig, Mo. He survives. Other survivors include a son, Frank Quimby and wife Rhonda, Hoyt; a daughter, Barbara Shields and husband Cory, Holton; two sisters, Martha Smith, of St. Joseph, Mo., and Alice Plummer and husband Kenny, Forest City, Mo.; a brother, Butch Gardner and wife Susan, Louisville, Neb.; and six grandchildren, Zachery, Joshua and Nathan Shields, Chris and Haley Nocktonick and Dalton Quimby. She was preceded in death by an infant brother, Jesse Gardner. Services for Mrs. Quimby will be held at 10 a.m. June 3 at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. Burial will be in Brick Cemetery southeast of Holton. Visitation will be from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. June 2 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Pat Quimby Memorial Fund, sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436.

 

 

Holton Recorder

Jun 2005


Annette Robinson
(July 31, 1944 - January 25, 2005)

LARKINBURG - Annette Robinson, 60, of Larkinburg, died Tuesday, January 25, 2005 at the Holton Community Hospital. She was born July 31, 1944, at Sabetha, the daughter of Byrl and L’Dene Hollister Rostetter. She graduated from Holton High School in 1962.

Annette had worked for many years at the Slimaker Dress Factory in Holton, and after it closed at the Onaga Garment Factory. She was currently employed with Luce Press Clippings in Topeka, where she had worked for 22 years.

She married Dan Robinson February 4, 1964 at Holton. He survives.

She was preceded in death by her father and one brother, Keith Spring. Other survivors include her mother, L’Dene Rostetter, Holton, one son, Dan J. Robinson and his wife Shelly, Holton; one daughter, Lisa Abramovitz and her husband David, Valley Falls; two brothers, Randy Rostetter, Ft. Worth, Texas and Ed Rostetter, Circleville; three sisters, Layna Conley, Chapman, and Roberta Crook and Kathy Hall, both of Topeka; and eight grandchildren, Miki, Josh & Matt Abramovitz, Colette, Whitney & Michael Robinson, Kyle Amon and Zach Amon.

Funeral Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, January 28th at the Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Holton. Burial will follow in the Larkinburg Cemetery. Annette will lie in state until service time at the funeral home where family and friends will meet from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday. Memorials are suggested to the Heart of Jackson Humane Society and may be sent in care of the funeral home, 524 Pennsylvania Ave., 66436.
 

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John Moffett Robson


John Moffett Robson, 70, Baldwin City, died Nov. 1, 2005, at a Lawrence hospital. He was born Sept. 24, 1935, in Denison, the son of John Wallace Robson and Vera Moffett Robson. He grew up and attended high school in Denison, graduating in 1953, then attended Baker University, where he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon and graduated in 1957. Mr. Robson worked as a milk tester in Nemaha County. He also worked for Mann Kline and American Fore Loyalty Insurance Companies in Topeka. He owned Baldwin Insurance from 1962 until retiring in 1995, and served as Baldwin City Treasurer and as a member of the Baldwin City Council during that time. He continued to work after retirement at Wasson Car Wash. He was a member of the Jaycees, the Baldwin Rotary Club, where he was part of the Rotary International Exchange Program that went to Australia representing Kansas, Youth Baseball (Pee-Wee to Babe Ruth), Maple Leaf Festival Committee Treasurer, Knights of Columbus, the Elks Club and a church lector at Annunciation Catholic Church, all in Baldwin City. He was named Baker Business Person of the Year for 1987. He married Loretta Kathleen Splichal on June 1, 1960, in Munden. She survives. Survivors also include a son, Mark Robson and wife Rachel, Baldwin City; a daughter, Lori Robson, Lawrence; two sisters, Eleanor Phillips and husband Harlan, Mayetta, and Mary Belle Keys, Holton; and many nieces, nephews and relatives. Funeral services were held Nov. 4 at Annuciation Catholic Church in Baldwin City. Graveside internment services were held Saturday at St. George's Catholic Cemetery in Munden. Memorial contributions may be made to Annuciation Catholic Church or to Catholic Charities, sent in care of Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, P.O. Box 64, Baldwin City, KS 66006.

 

 

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Nov 2005



Robert D. Rogers
 

Robert D. "Bob" Rogers, 80, Topeka, died July 23, 2005, at a Topeka hospice. He was born July 17, 1925, in Elmont, the son of William Paul and Hazel F. Layman Rogers. Mr. Rogers served in the U.S. Army and had retired from Goodyear after 30 years of service. He also was a pedal steel guitar player, playing with numerous country bands through the years. He was a member of Hoyt Lodge 327, AF&AM and Capital City Daylight Lodge 454, AF&AM. He was a member of Topeka Scottish Rite Bodies and had received the honorary 33rd Degree. He also was a member of Arab Shrine Temple, Legion of Honor Unit and Capitol Post 1 of the American Legion. He married Eileen M. Myers on Jan. 18, 1947, at Ottawa. She survives. Other survivors include a brother, Donald Rogers, and a sister, Marie Wright, both of Topeka; a brother-in-law, Melvin E. Myers, Kansas City, Mo.; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Mr. Rogers was cremated. Masonic services were conducted by Hoyt Lodge 327, AF&AM, and Rose Croix services were conducted by Topeka Scottish Rite Bodies July 26 at Penwell-Gabel Parker-Price Chapel, 245 N.W. Independence, Topeka. Inurnment was in Penwell-Gabel's Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Arab Shrine Temple, Children's Hospitals Transportation Fund, 1305 Kansas Ave., Topeka, KS 66612. Online condolences may be sent to www.penwellgabel.com

 

 

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Aug 2005


David T. Roush
( 10/22/1956 - 9/7/2005)
HOLTON – David T. Roush, 48, of Holton died Wednesday, September 7, 2005. He was born October 22, 1956 in Topeka. He was the son of Loren and Martha Ralston Roush. He graduated from Lawrence High School in 1974 and the University of Kansas in 1978 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. David worked for Mac Equipment Inc. in Sabetha for 15 years and was a part time farmer. He was a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. David married Sandra “Sandy” Hanenkrat on August 2, 1975 in Lawrence. She survives. Other survivors include 2 sons Brian Roush, wife Loretta and their sons, Christopher and Kolby of Circleville, Michael Roush of Holton, daughter Alison Noland and her husband Kojohn of Holton, sisters Lisa Clark and her husband Elza of Valley Falls, Susan Roush-White of Tecumseh, many nieces and nephews and his assistance dog, Tux. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 10, 2005 at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. Burial will be in the Holton Cemetery. The family will greet friends from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to C.A.R.E.S. Inc and sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, Box 270, Holton, KS 66436.

 


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Dusty Lane Ruffcorn
 

Dusty Lane Ruffcorn, 19, Holton, formerly of Missouri Valley, Iowa, died May 27, 2005, from injuries sustained in a vehicle accident near Netawaka. He was born Feb. 25, 1986 at Evanston, Wyo., the son of Ron and Susan L. Evans Ruffcorn. He graduated from West Harrison and Unity High School in Mondamin, Iowa, in 2004. Mr. Ruffcorn was on his way to work at Sac and Fox Casino at the time of his accident. He previously had worked at Holton Country Mart. He was a member of Circleville Christian Church. Survivors include his fiancee, Kimberly Michele Manchester, Holton; his father, Ron Ruffcorn, Missouri Valley, Iowa; his mother, Susan L. Ruffcorn, Holton; maternal grandmother, Dorothy Evans, Gordon, Neb.; three brothers, Rocky Ruffcorn and wife Amy, Kansas City, Mo., Rusty Ruffcorn and fiancee Jess, Council Bluffs, Iowa, and Clifford Ruffcorn, Holton; a stepbrother, Scott Ruffcorn, Council Bluffs, Iowa; and four stepsisters, Lori Ruffcorn, Omaha, Neb., Annette Ruffcorn, Nashville, Tenn., Brenda Bostwick, Missouri Valley, Iowa, and Trish Platzer, Fontanelle, Iowa. Funeral services were held May 29 at Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Holton. Services also were held May 31 at Logan Memorial Chapel in Logan, Iowa. Burial was in Magnolia Cemetery at Magnolia, Iowa. Memorial contributions may be made to the Dusty Lane Ruffcorn Memorial Fund, sent in care of Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, 524 Pennsylvania Ave., Holton, KS 66436. Online condolences may be sent to www.chapeloaksfuneralhome.com

 

 

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May 2005


Anna Brown Rundle


Anna Brown Rundle, 86, Axtell, died Nov. 3, 2005, at a Seneca care center. Survivors include a daughter, Sharon Brown Lackey and husband Gary, Axtell; three sons, John Allen Rundle and wife Connie, Hoyt, Willis Craig Rundle and wife Linda, Farmington Hills, Mich., and Lynn David Rundle and wife Jean, Manhattan; two brothers, Joe Bernasek Jr., Summerfield, and Frank Bernasek, Manhattan; 13 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Charles Bernasek, Donald Bernasek and John Bernasek; a granddaughter; and a great-granddaughter. Funeral services were held Nov. 5 at Axtell United Methodist Church. Burial was in Rosehill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Anna B. Rundle Memorial Fund, sent in care of Landreth-Popkess Funeral Home in Axtell.

 

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Nov 2005



Richard H. Sawyer
 

Richard H. "Dick" Sawyer, 85, Topeka, died March 6, 2005. He was born Jan. 8, 1920, in Holton, the son of Richard S. and Laura B. Patch Sawyer. Mr. Sawyer worked for Dupont in Topeka, retiring on Sept. 30, 1982. He attended Berryton United Methodist Church, was a member of Golden Rule Lodge 90 AF&AM and Moose Lodge No. 555, and was a charter member of the Top-Kan Twirlers. He married Delia Yuvonne "Dee" Edwards on April 15, 1938, in Topeka. She survives. Other survivors include three sons, John R. Sawyer, Mound City, Larry L. Sawyer, Laurie, Mo., and Gary R. Sawyer, Wichita; a daughter, Marilyn K. Nash, Topeka; 12 grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Kenneth and Max Sawyer. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. March 10 at the Croco Square Dance Hall. Mr. Sawyer will lie in state until 9 p.m. March 9 at Davidson Funeral Home, where the family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. March 9. Masonic services will be conducted by Golden Rule Lodge 90 AF&AM. Interment will be in Topeka Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be sent to Midland Hospice, 200 S.W. Frazier Circle, Topeka, KS 66606.

 

 

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Mar 2005


Emeline R. Ingels-Scheidegger
( 09/12/1913 - 10/12/2005)
HOLTON—Emeline R. Ingels Scheidegger, 92, of Holton, died October 12, 2005 at the Holton Community Hospital. She was born September 12, 1913 in Enid, OK, the daughter of John Robert and Cordelia Jane Stuart McClaskey. Mrs. Scheidegger lived in Holton since 1940 and previously lived in St. Joseph, MO. She was self-employed at Ingel’s Produce Store, she also worked at Ben Franklin’s and The Hamburger Inn (“The Dump”) all in Holton. She was also a member of the Presbyterian Church. She married Frank Charles Ingels on September 17, 1930 he died January 23, 1966. She later married George N. Scheidegger on October 14, 1978 he died October 3, 1986. She is also preceded in death by a son Marvin Ingels in 1987, 2 sisters Pearl Down and Lillie Rowe, 2 brothers Bill and Bryan McClaskey and a step-son Fred Scheidegger. Survivors include a son Kenneth Ingels and his wife Mary Beth of Canton, KS; 2 daughters Darlene Cattrell and her husband Kenny of Nortonville and Joyce Parrett and her husband Keith of Circleville; a daughter-in-law Elsie Ingels of Topeka; 2 step- daughter Betty Moore of Holton and Lois Johnson and her husband Don of Topeka; a step-son Dale Scheidegger and his wife Corky of Holton; 12 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren. Services for Mrs. Scheidegger will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, October 15, 2005 at the Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. Burial will be in the Netawaka Cemetery. Family will greet friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the Jackson County EMS and sent c/o Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, Kansas 66436.
 


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David Eugene Schirmer
 

David Eugene Schirmer, 82, of Holton, died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2005, at a Topeka hospice. He was born July 26, 1923, in Holton, the son of Clarence Charles and Hannah Rebecca Haag Schirmer. He attended Maple Grove Grade School and graduated from Holton High School in 1941. Mr. Schirmer enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Force while a freshman at Kansas State University. He flew 30 missions as a tail gunner on a B-24. He was in the 491st Bombardment Group of the 854th Squadron. He was stationed at North Pickingham, England. He returned to KSU, where he played football for three years, was a member of Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity and served on the K-State Alumni & Endowment Committee. He was a member of the K-State Foundation for 55 years. He later was a farmer and stockman and worked on the family farm west of Holton. He helped build one of the area's first conservation ponds and helped start the Rural Water District. He was a member of Evangel United Methodist Church and the Volunteer Sunday School in Holton. He also served as Young District Chairman of the Second District Republican Party. He was KLA District Chairman, a member of Farm Bureau and past Farm Bureau Leader of the year. He was also a member of the Kansas Rural Development Committee and the Holton Lions Club. He married Ellen Hoppas on Aug. 26, 1948, in Colby. She survives. Other survivors include two sons, Charles Schirmer and wife Susan and Henry Schirmer and wife Charlotte, all of Holton; a daughter, Mary Ellen Schirmer Estrada and husband B.J., Topeka; a brother, Gerald C. Schirmer and wife Nancy, Las Vegas, Nev.; and 12 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Sept. 20 at Evangel United Methodist Church in Holton. Burial will be in Holton Cemetery. Family will greet friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 19 at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. Memorial contributions may be made to Evangel United Methodist Church or the K-State Endowment Association for Ag Education, sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436.

 

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Sept 2005



Glenn L. Sherwood


Glenn L. Sherwood, 90, Circleville, formerly of Larned, died Sept. 6, 2005, at an Onaga hospital. He was born Nov. 19, 1914, in Larned, the son of Benjamin and Eda Kruger Sherwood. He graduated from Larned High School in 1933 and lived much of his life in the Larned community. He had been in Circleville for the past two years and had also lived in Sublette and Lyons. Mr. Sherwood worked for Enron for many years. He was a member of Larned Baptist Church and the Larned Lions Club. He married Zelda Yates on June 30, 1935, in Larned. She died June 18, 1999. He married Mildred Cochren on July 7, 2001, in Circleville. She survives. Other survivors include two sons, Brent Sherwood, Baldwin City, and Bart Sherwood, Searcy, Ark.; two daughters, Sheila Schmidt, Springfield, Mo., and Sherry Fortmeyer, Bartlesville, Okla.; a sister, Erma Atteberry, Larned; a brother, Dale Sherwood, Great Bend; 13 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Sept. 9 at Beckwith Mortuary in Larned. Burial will be in Larned Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Larned Baptist Church, sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436.

 

 

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Sept 2005



Robert P. Pan Wa Tak Shuckahosee


Robert P. Pan Wa Tak Shuckahosee, 47, Mayetta, died March 6, 2005, at a Topeka hospital from injuries sustained in a vehicle accident on Friday. He was born Sept. 6, 1957, in Topeka, the son of Isaac Shuckahosee Jr. and Ruby Wahbnum Shuckahosee. He attended Royal Valley schools and graduated from Sequoiah High School in Tahlequah, Okla. He attended Highland Community College and Washburn University and received his certified nurses aide certificate in 1990. Mr. Shuckahosee worked for the Topeka Independent Resource Center until 1999 and later for the American Indian Disability Technical Assistance Center at the University of Montana until 2002. He was currently in charge of the Independent Living Center for the Prairie Band Potawatomi. He was a member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation and the Drum Religion. He served on the National Council on Independent Living and the Prairie Band Boys and Girls Club board. He was a consultant for the National Council on Disabilities and a member of the Johnson O'Malley Program parent committee. He received the Martin Luther King "Living the Dream" Humanitarian Award in 1997. He married LaDonna G. Kirkaldie Fowler in 2000. She survives. Other survivors include his father, Isaac Shuckahosee Jr., Tama, Iowa; his mother, Ruby Shuckahosee, Mayetta; two sons, Sos-ti Witch-e-wah, in Michigan, and Kyle Fowler, Nespelem, Wash.; two daughters, Ahshani Witch-e-wah, Topeka, and Andrea "Mouse" Fowler-Shuckahosee, Mayetta; six brothers, Robin Shuckahosee, Topeka, Leslie Shuckahosee, Mayetta, Leroy Pelkey, Jr., Holton, Charlie Shuckahosee, Tama, Iowa, Joe Garcia, Emmett and Wilson Garcia, Jr., Junction City; six sisters, Alexis Bailey, Mesquite, Texas, Leatrice Noriega, Topeka and Hattie Whitebreast, Mary Sanatche, LaDonna Shuckahosee, and Annie Shuckahosee, all of Tama, Iowa. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Wilson Garcia, Sr., Terry Shuckahosee and Lauren Dale Wahbnum. Drum services were held March 8 at the Dance Ground west of Mayetta. Burial was March 9 in Mitchell Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Robert P. Shuckahosee Memorial Fund, sent in care of Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, 524 Pennsylvania Ave., Holton, KS 66436. Online condolences may be left at www.chapeloaksfuneralhome.com

 

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Mar 2005


Carl F. Sigg
 

Carl F. Sigg, 95, Topeka, died Aug. 27, 2005, at a Topeka care center. He was born Jan. 18, 1910, in Soldier, the son of Henry and Mary Sigg. He graduated from Soldier High School in 1928 and attended Washburn University. Mr. Sigg farmed and was owner-operator of the Soldier grocery store and locker plant. He and his wife moved to Topeka in 1951 with their three children and lived in the Seaman district. The majority of his career was spent in the farm implement business representing several lines over the years. He retired in 1990 from Westendorf Manufacturing, where he was a salesman. He and his wife had recently moved to Brewster Place. He married Lina M. Shoyer on Feb. 29, 1936, in Holton. She survives. Other survivors include two daughters, Kitty Cooper and husband Steve, Overland Park, and Nancy Stous and husband Ron, Topeka; a son, Steve Sigg and wife Paula, Lexington, Ky.; nine grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Mr. Sigg was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Mary Sigg; and by two brothers, Paul Sigg and Raymond Sigg. A memorial service was held Aug. 30 at the Brewster Place Chapel. Committal services were held Aug. 30 in Rochester Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Brewster Place, 1205 SW 29th, Topeka, KS 66611; or Midland Hospice Care Inc., 200 SW Frazier Circle, Topeka, KS 66606. Online condolences may be sent to www.penwellgabel.com

 

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Aug 2005



Velda L. Sims


Velda L. Sims, 96, Hoyt, died Oct. 30, 2005, at Jackson County Nursing Home. She was born Jan. 12, 1909, in Tobias, Neb., the daughter of William and Elsie Stetson Mead. Mrs. Sims was a farmwife and homemaker. She married Galen Rollie Sims on March 10, 1932, in Lincoln, Neb. He died Sept. 9, 1990. She also was preceded in death by a sister, two brothers and a stepgrandson. Survivors include a daughter, Marilyn Childs, Niceville, Fla.; two sons, Wendell Sims, Hoyt, and William Sims, Topeka; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren and their families. Funeral services were held Nov. 2 at Hoyt United Methodist Church. Burial was in Hoyt Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hoyt United Methodist Church or the Jackson County Nursing Home Van Fund, sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436.

 

 

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Nov 2005



Mary Helen Smith
(October 25, 1913 - June 26, 2005)

WHITING - Mary Helen Smith, 91, of Whiting, died Sunday, June 26, 2005 at the Jackson County Nursing Home in Holton. She was born October 25, 1913 at Holton, the daughter of Harry and Catherine Grannell Berridge. She attended school at Holton and Mt. Saint Scholastica in Atchison.

Mary Helen was a member of St. Dominic Catholic Church in Holton and the Altar Society at the church.

She married Cecil E. Smith October 11, 1951 at Oakland, California. He died December 26, 1998. She and her husband managed apartments in California and moved to Whiting in 1979.

Mary Helen was preceded in death by one brother, Harry Berridge, one sister, Edna Berridge, two half-brothers, James Doyle and Thomas Doyle.

Survivors include a sister-in-law, Mabel Burrows, Holton.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 7:00 p.m. Monday, June 27th at St. Dominic Catholic Church. Burial will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday at Spring Hill Cemetery in Whiting. Mary Helen will lie in state at the Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Holton until 4:00 p.m. Monday. She will lie in state at the church from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. where a rosary will be said at 6:00 p.m. Memorials are suggested to Jackson County Friends of Hospice, and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
 



 

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Eunice Maria Sproul
 

Eunice Marie Sproul, 91, Clay Center, died May 30, 2005, at a Clay Center care facility. She was born Feb. 10, 1914, at Soldier, the daughter of Walter J. and Elsie M. Starr Johnson. She attended Rosebud Rural Grade School and graduated from Soldier High School in 1931. Mrs. Sproul worked on the family farm until moving into Soldier, where she operated a hardware business with her husband in 1945. They moved in 1947 to Clay Center, where she worked as a service clerk for Kansas Power and Light, retiring in 1978 after 26 years of service. She was a member of United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, Modern Arts Club, past Matron of the O.E.S., Leisure Center and a charter member of the Good Sam Camping Club, all in Clay Center. She married Lyle E. Sproul on Aug. 10, 1933, in Soldier. He survives. Other survivors include three sons, Maurice Sproul and wife Betty, Amarillo, Texas, Merrill Sproul and wife Carrie, Big Flats, N.Y., and Lyle Sproul and wife Erika, Round Rock, Texas; a sister, Alta Mae Conner, Clay Center; a brother, Keith Johnson and wife Mary Beth, Poulsbo, Wash.; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. June 2 at United Methodist Church in Clay Center. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. June 2 in Soldier Cemetery at Soldier. The Rev. Gerald Martin will preside over the services. Visitation will be until 8 p.m. June 1 at Neill-Schwensen-Rook Funeral Home in Clay Center. Memorial contributions may be made to Clay Center United Methodist Church or Clay Center Leisure Center, sent in care of Neill-Schwensen-Rook Funeral Home, 918 Seventh St., Clay Center, KS 67432.

 

 

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Jun 2005



Wanda S. Stallard


Wanda S. Stallard, 76, Onaga, died March 1, 2005, at an Onaga hospital. She was born Jan. 21, 1929, in Emporia, the daughter of Ward W. and Gertrude M. Pratt Bacon. She attended Emporia State Teachers College. Mrs. Stallard was a school teacher for 12 years, mostly teaching kindergarten in Onaga. She was a member of First Congregational Church of Christ in Onaga, a 50-year member of the Pottawatomie County Extension Unit, a 4-H Leader, Past President of USD 322 Board of Education, a member of Onaga Chapter 71 of the Order of the Eastern Star, the Vermillion Valley Girls Red Hat Society, and a strong supporter of the Onaga Senior Center. She married Wayne M. Stallard on Aug. 22, 1948, at Emporia. He died March 6, 2002. She also was preceded in death by two sons, Gregory Eugene Stallard, who was stillborn, and Bruce Wayne Stallard, in 1985; two brothers, William P. Bacon and Lewis J. Bacon; and a sister, Doris Monti. Survivors include two daughters, Deborah Stallard, Wamego, and Carol Hudler and husband Ad, Fort Myers, Fla.; and a granddaughter, Haley Hudler. Funeral services were held March 5 at First Congregational UCC. Burial was in Onaga Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to First Congregational UCC or to the Bruce Wayne Stallard Fund, sent in care of Tessendorf-Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, 218 Leonard, Onaga, KS 66521. Online condolences may be sent to www. chapeloaksfuneralhome.com

 

 

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Mar 2005



Robert L. Steele
 

Robert L. "Bob" Steele, 67, Havensville, died May 23, 2005, at his home. He was born July 22, 1937, at Denver, Colo., the son of Clarence R. and Bessie L. Ellis Steele. He graduated in 1955 from South High School in Denver and in 1959 from Dartmouth College in New Hampshire with a degree in mathematics. Mr. Steele was a mathematics teacher at Punahou School in Honolulu, Hawaii, for 26 years. After moving to Havensville, he taught for two years in the Frankfort school system and later tutored children from his home and via the Internet with America Online. He was a former member of the Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Kailua, Hawaii. He was a self-taught musician and was the organist at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Onaga for the last 15 years. He also played monthly at Redbud Plaza and Golden Acres Nursing Center in Onaga. He married Cynthia M. Rowe on Aug. 1, 1968, in Honolulu. She survives. Other survivors include two daughters, Adelyn G. Soellner and husband Ron, Hutchinson, and Laura L. Bottom, Onaga; two sons, Peter R. Steele, Wichita, and Andrew R. Steele and wife Nicki, Grain Valley, Mo.; a brother, R. Dwayne Steele, Honolulu; a sister, Mary Simmons, Hiawatha; and three grandchildren, Alicia M. Bottom, Michael R. Bottom and Paul R. Steele. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Andrea Steele, who died in infancy; and a brother, Walter E. Steele. Services were held May 27 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Onaga. Burial was in America City Cemetery north of Havensville. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Church Organ Fund, sent in care of Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, 218 Leonard, Onaga, KS 66521. Online condolences may be made at www.chapeloaksfuneralhome.com

 

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May 2005


Regan Rae Taylor
(September 30, 2005 - September 30, 2005)

SILVER LAKE - Regan Rae Taylor, infant daughter of Kimberly Gibbs and Gregory Taylor, of Silver Lake, was stillborn, September 30, 2005 at the Holton Community Hospital.
In addition to her parents, survivors include maternal grandmother, Debbie Paps, Murrieta, CA; maternal grandfather, Michael Gibbs, in Kansas; maternal great grandparents, Gail Kirtley, Sun City, CA, and Jack & Donna Fortney, Platteville, WI; paternal grandparents, Perry & Marjorie Taylor & family, Topeka; paternal great grandparents, Bob & Betty Kern, Topeka; and great aunt & uncle Vineta & John Smith & family, Holton.

Regan was preceded in death by her paternal great grandfather, Gene Hainline and maternal great grandfather, Bill Kirtley.

A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, October 4th at the Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Hoyt. Burial will follow in the Hoyt Cemetery. Regan Rae will lie in state Monday at the funeral home where family and friends will meet from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
 

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John Roy Tinklin
 

John Roy Tinklin, 53, Goff, died Nov. 2, 2005, at his home. He was born Feb. 24, 1952, in Topeka. He graduated from Wetmore High School in 1970 and attended Kansas State University for 1 1Ú2 years. He had lived in the Goff area since 1961. Mr. Tinklin worked for MAC Equipment in Sabetha for 25 1Ú2 years. He also was a farmer and stockman for many years. He was a member of Word of Life Church in Seneca. He also was a lifetime member of the Hereford Association, the Businessman Fellowship in Seneca, Full Gospel Businessman Fellowship in Seneca and a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association. He married Donna Ruth Erlenmaier on Aug. 4, 1984, in Wetmore. She survives. Other survivors include a brother, Jerry R. Tinklin, Lubbock, Texas; two aunts, Wilma Allen, Fort Worth, Texas, and Wanda Lightburn, in Florida. Funeral services were held Nov. 5 at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery in the Woodlawn community south of Sabetha. Memorial contributions may be made to Nemaha County Home Health and Hospice, sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436.

 

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Nov 2005


 

Josephine Sophia Tipps


Josephine Sophia Tipps, 96, of Topeka died May 29, 2005 at Presbyterian Manor in Topeka. She was born July 12, 1908, in Holton, the daughter of William E. and Hannah Boettcher Blank. She attended Lower Banner Grade School and graduated from Holton High School in 1928. She moved to Topeka from Holton in 1943. Mrs. Tipps worked for the Kansas State Highway Department for 10 years. She also was employed in the Office of Grand Secretary, Order of Eastern Star for 16 years, retiring on Jan. 31, 1986. She was a member of Countryside United Methodist Church in Topeka. She had been a member of First Presbyterian Church while in Holton. She was past Worthy Matron of Chapter 462 Order of Eastern Star in Topeka. She married Harold R. Tipps on Jan. 1, 1931, in Holton. He died in 1969. She also was preceded in death by a sister, Rose E. Harrold, in 1996; and a nephew, Richard Harrold, in 1996. Survivors include three nieces, Joan Martin, Eskridge, Janice Pletcher and husband Rex, Boise, Idaho, and Anita Harrold, Pratt; and several great-nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held May 31 at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. Burial was in Holton Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436.

 

 

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Jun 2005



Terry A. Brazzle Thomas


Terry A. Brazzle Thomas, 48, Onaga, died Nov. 7, 2005, at an Onaga hospital. She was born Aug. 21, 1957, in Manhattan, the daughter of Bobby E. and Helen Umscheid Brazzle. Survivors include her father and stepmother, Bobby E. and Mary Ann Brazzle, Onaga; five children, including two sons, Jason Wheeler, Corning, and Jamie Wheeler, address unavailable; three brothers, Larry Brazzle and Ronnie Brazzle, both of Kansas City, Mo., and Brian Keith Brazzle, Virginia Beach, Va.; and a sister, Karen Eichem, Westmoreland. She was preceded in death by her mother. Cremation is planned. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 11 at the Lakeview Faith Chapel Pentecostal Church south of Holton, where family and friends will meet from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. that day. A register book will be available to sign at Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Holton or Onaga. Memorial contributions may be made to The Huntington's-Korea Foundation, sent in care of either funeral home. Online condolences may be made at chapeloaksfuneralhome.com

 

 

Holton Recorder

Nov 2005



George S. Tracy


George S. Tracy, 86, Manhattan, died Nov. 6, 2005, at a Manhattan hospital. He was born Nov. 20, 1918, in White Cloud, the son of Sullivan and Theresa Overman Tracy. Mr. Tracy served in the U.S. Naval Air Corp in World War II with service in the South Pacific. He worked in the Division of University Facilities Department at Kansas State University from 1947 until his retirement in 1980. He was a member of First Christian Church in Manhattan. He was a member of American Legion Post 17 and B.P.O. Elks 1185, both in Manhattan, and was a Past Exalted Ruler, Past District Deputy, Past State President and Past State Secretary of the Elks. He also was a member of Masonic Lodge 1 in Highland, secretary of the Manhattan Men's Bowling Association for 25 years, secretary of the Kansas Elks Bowling Association for 40 years, Past President of the Mid-West Elks Bowling Association and secretary for 33 years, Past President of the Kansas State Men's Bowling Association, a charter member of the Kansas Bowler's Hall of Fame and secretary of the Golden Oldies Bowling League. He married Mary Jo Gleason on Jan. 4, 1953, in Manhattan. She survives. Other survivors include many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Gerald Tracy and Kenneth Tracy; and two sisters, Wilma Barrons and Marilyn Whitaker. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Chapel in Manhattan. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Nov. 10 at the funeral home, with the Rev. Neil Engle officiating. Interment will follow with an Elk graveside service at Sunrise Cemetery in Manhattan. Memorial contributions may be made to the Elks National Foundation, the Veterans Hospital in Topeka or the charity of the donor's choice, sent in care of Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan, KS 66502. Online condolences may be sent to www.ymlfuneralhome.com

 

 

Holton Recorder

Nov 2005


Lucy P. McDonald Ulry
(August 24, 1910 - March 12, 2005)

DELIA - Lucy P. McDonald Ulry, 94, of Delia, died Saturday, March 12, 2005 at the Holton Manor.
She was born August 24, 1910 at Fairmont, Nebraska, the daughter of Bert and Millie Baugh Kness.

Lucy was a former member of the Rebekah Lodge at Fairmont, Nebraska.

She married Claude McDonald on May 12, 1927. He died in September of 1981. She married Glen Ulry on January 28, 1982. He died in 1991.

Lucy was also preceded in death by two sisters, Florence Knox and Louise Kness, and two brothers, Charles Kness and Ralph Kness.

Survivors include a daughter, Pearl Jacobsen and her husband John B., Delia, two grandchildren, Bonita Stum and her husband Wilbur, Jr., Rossville, and Dale Jacobsen and his wife Carolyn, Delia, four great grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren.

Cremation is planned. Inurnment will be at a later date in the Fairmont Cemetery in Fairmont, Nebraska. A register book will be available to sign at the Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Holton where family and friends will meet from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, March 18th. Memorials are suggested to Holton Manor and may be sent in care of the funeral home, 524 Pennsylvania, Holton 66436.
 

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Wilma Irene Vaught
(August 31, 1925 - January 21, 2005)

Wilma Irene Vaught, 79, of Hiawatha died Friday, January 21, 2005 at Gran Villas where she had been a resident for the past 3 ½ years.

She was born August 31, 1925 in Denison, KS the daughter of Charley and Mabel Way Renfro. She was a graduate of Mayetta High School in 1943.

Wilma married Carl Vaught December 27, 1948 in Topeka, KS. They owned and operated Vaught Truck Lines in Hiawatha for about 50 years until their retirement. He preceded her in death September 4, 2000.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl and Jim Lippold of Hiawatha, KS, a son and daughter-in-law, Eugene and Cherry Vaught of Mayetta, KS, three grandchildren, Brian Vaught of Mayetta, KS, Miranda Lippold of Topeka, KS, and Casey Vaught of Mayetta, KS, Lacey Larkin of Mayetta, KS, two great-grandchildren, Clayton and Abbey Vaught, one brother, Charles Renfro of Mayetta, KS, and one sister, Ruby Chase of Grantville, KS.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Walter Renfro.

Graveside Services are planned for 10:30 a.m., Monday, January 24, 2005 at the Hiawatha Cemetery. Pastor Jim Akins will officiate.

Friends may call the Chapel Oaks Funeral Home after 12 Noon Sunday where the family will meet with friends from 7-8:30 p.m. that evening.

Memorial contributions are suggested to NEK Multi-County Hospice, which may be sent in care of the funeral home, 124 S. 7th Hiawatha, KS 66434.
 

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Dominic Vitrano
( 2/8/1986 - 10/24/2005)
HOLTON—Dominic Vitrano, 19, died Monday, October 24, 2005 at Holton Community Hospital. He was born February 8, 1986 in Chicago, IL the son of Carmello and Laura Lang Vitrano. He has lived in Holton since 2003 and previously lived in Chicago. He was a member of the Kingdom Hall in Holton. Survivors include his parents, grandparents Guy and Rita Moriello of Mayetta, a brother Thomas Vitrano of the home and several aunts and uncles. Visitation will be 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 26, 2005 at the Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. Cremation is planned after the visitation with a service at a later date.


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Raphael "Corky" Wabaunsee
(March 12, 1929 - September 8, 2005)

MAYETTA - Raphael F. “Corky” Pen Noz Wa, Wabaunsee, 76, of Mayetta, died Thursday, September 8, 2005 at the Holton Manor Nursing Home
He was born March 12, 1929, on the Potawatomi Reservation at Mayetta, the son of Louis and Catherine Shopteese Wabaunsee. He attended school at Marty School in Marty, South Dakota.

Corky did drywall and carpentry work in Topeka.

He was a member of Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church and the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation.

Corky was preceded in death by his parents, four sisters, Angeline Wabnum, Veronica Wabaunsee, Norma Jean Evans, and Rita Wabaunsee; and one brother, Basil Wabaunsee.

Survivors include two brothers, Llewellyn Wabaunsee, Mayetta, and Louis Wabaunsee, Topeka, one sister, Anita Goslin, Rosalie, Nebraska, and many nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, September 12th at Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church, west of Mayetta. Burial will follow in Shipshee Cemetery. Mr. Wabaunsee will lie in state at the Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Holton where a parish rosary will be said at 6:00 p.m. Sunday evening, followed by visitation. He will also lie in state an hour before service time at the parish hall on the church grounds. Memorials are suggested to Catholic Charities, to be used for the New Orleans Relief Effort, and may be sent in care of the funeral home, 524 Pennsylvania, 66436.
 

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Alice R. Wamego
 

Alice R. Wamego, 99, Holton, died Oct. 31, 2005, at Jackson County Nursing Home. She was born March 4, 1906, in Denison, the daughter of Thomas R. and Agnes Bagley Marshall. She lived her entire life in the Mayetta and Holton communities. Mrs. Wamego and her family handled the Mayetta route for a Topeka newspaper for more than 10 years. She later was employed as a clerk at Jones Grocery Store and also worked at the Mayetta Post Office. Alice was a long-time member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Mayetta. After moving to Holton in 1990, she attended St. Dominic Catholic Church. She also was a member of the Jackson County Historical Society. She married George G. Wamego on June 5, 1937, at Mayetta. He died Nov. 4, 1976. She also was preceded in death by two brothers, Thomas R. Marshall and Charles E. Marshall; and four sisters, Mildred Neft, Margaret Sanderson, Vera Hudson and Gertrude Robinson. Survivors include her daughter, Theresa M. Eberly, Topeka; a granddaughter, Diane Norwine and husband Don, Plano, Texas; a sister, Helen Kilian, Topeka; a brother, Richard Marshall, Shawnee Mission; and many nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian burial was held Nov. 4 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Mayetta. Burial will be in Shipshee Cemetery west of Mayetta. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church or to the Jackson County Nursing Home Van Fund, sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436.

 

Holton Recorder

Oct 2005



Erma Irene Liggatt Williams
 

Erma Irene Liggatt Williams, 83, Horton, died Oct. 31, 2005, at a Horton care center. She was born July 6, 1922, at Muscotah, the daughter of Ernest and Lona Wiley Hollenbeck. Mrs. Williams was a seamstress at the Horton Garment Factory for several years. She later was a cook at Horton Hospital. She married Cecil Liggatt in 1938 in Atchison. He died in 1958. She married George Henry "Hank" Williams in 1965 in Grove, Okla. He died in 1987. Survivors include two sons, Larry E. Williams, Bentonville, Ark., and Lowell Liggatt, Muscotah; an adopted son, Joe Williams, Horton; an adopted daughter, Gwendolyn Edwards, Gilford, N.H.; a sister, Deloris Howder, Horton; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Nov. 2 at Dishon-Maple-Chaney Mortuary in Horton. Burial was in Muscotah Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Erma Williams memorial fund to be designated later, sent in care of Dishon-Maple-Chaney Mortuary, 909 Central Ave., Horton, KS 66439.

 

 

Holton Recorder

Nov 2005


Walter Scott Wortman
( 01/22/1960 - 10/09/2005)
WHITING- Walter “Scott” Wortman, 45, of Whiting, died Sunday, October 9, 2005 in an auto accident in Wetmore. He was born January 22, 1960 in San Jose, CA, the son of Raymond Bruce and Flora Kathryn McFall Wortman. He had lived in Campbell, CA before moving to Whiting 10 years ago. Scott was a machinist and mechanic and was most recently employed by Alamo Group in Holton. Survivors include a daughter, Tanna Renee Wortman of Whiting, 2 sisters, Brenda Kathryn Avilla of Campbell, CA and Dee McCord of San Jose, CA, 2 brothers, John Pat McFall of Portland, OR and Darrin McFall of San Jose. Cremation is planned. Memorial services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 12, 2005 at the Whiting Baptist Church. Family will greet friends from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the church. Memorials may be given to the Tanna Wortman Education Fund c/o Mercer Funeral Home, Box 270, Holton, KS 66436.
 


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Dale Zinn
( 1/19/1915 - 10/21/2005)
DENISON- Dale Zinn, 90, of Denison, died Monday, October 21, 2005 at Jackson County Nursing Home. He was born January 19, 1915 in Denison, the son of Samuel W. and May V. Ewing Zinn. Dale was a farmer and stockman and lived all of his life on the same farm. He was a member of Jackson Farmers COOP and was an honorary life member of Seed Savers of northeast Kansas. He is survived by a niece, Beverly White and her husband, Joe, of Denison. He was preceded in death by a sister, Faye Viola Zinn in 1982 and a brother, Paul Stuart Zinn in 1991. Graveside services will be 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 26, 2005 at the Denison Cemetery. He will lie in state until 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. Memorials may be given to the Denison Bible Church c/o Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436.

 


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Chester Lyle Zwonitzer


Chester Lyle Zwonitzer, 88, Cheyenne, Wyo., died Oct. 29, 2005, in Cheyenne. He was born Oct. 9, 1917, in Netawaka, the son of Henry and Sophie Zwonitzer. Mr. Zwonitzer served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II. He had lived in Cheyenne for 50 years. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. He married Heloise Zwonitzer on May 2, 1947, in Topeka. She survives. Other survivors include four sons, Dennis Zwonitzer, Coleville, Wash., the Rev. Rodney Zwonitzer, Dearborn, Mich., and David Zwonitzer and Roger Zwonitzer, both of Cheyenne, Wyo.; a brother, Leonard Zwonitzer, Reno, Nev.; 14 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, six brothers, two sisters, a grandson and a great-grandson. Mr. Zwonitzer was cremated at Cheyenne Memorial Gardens. Memorial services were held Nov. 3 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cheyenne, with the Rev. David Caspersen officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church or Hospice.

 

Holton Recorder

Nov 2005



Judith Ann Zwonitzer
( 06/24/1942 - 10/12/2005)
HOLTON—Judith “Judy” Ann Zwonitzer, 63, of Holton died Wednesday, October 12, 2005 at the Holton Community Hospital. She was born June 24, 1942 in Springfield, MO, the daughter of A.D. and Gertrude Gosnell Moret. She graduated from Holton High School in 1959. Following high school graduation she worked for the Kansas State Highway Commission in Holton. She later worked as a bookkeeper for Holton Transport and in 1970 she became Executive Director of the City of Holton Housing Authority until retirement in 1999. In 1975 Judy and her husband Larry founded Zwonitzer Propane Inc. She served as bookkeeper and vice-president. She was a member of the Evangel United Methodist Church in Holton, a member of OES #152, Pilot Club, Jackson County Nursing Home Board of Directors, St. Cecelia Music Club, she taught Sunday School, and was the organist for 27 years at the EUM Church in Holton. Judy married Larry Eugene Zwonitzer on August 11, 1960 in Holton. He survives. Other survivors include one son Eugene M. Zwonitzer and his wife Janet of Holton; her father A.D. Moret of Topeka; a sister Katie Holliday of Topeka; 6 grandchildren Leah Zwonitzer of Manhattan, Emily Zwonitzer of Holton, Jay Summers of Topeka, Mark Summers of Manhattan, Brett Summers and his wife Allie of Holton, Ross Summers of Chandler, AZ; 2 great grandchildren Olivia Summers of Holton and Jackson Summers of Topeka. A private family graveside service is planned. Family will greet friends Friday evening from 7-8:30 p.m. at Mercer Funeral Home. Memorials may be given to EUM Music Dept. or Jackson County Nursing Home sent c/o Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, Kansas 66436.

 


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