OSAGE COUNTY, KANSAS

OBITS

Bean, Betty J. JACKSON 1929-2010

Betty J. Bean, 81, Osage City, Kansas, passed away Friday, November 5, 2010, at Midland Hospice House, Topeka, Kansas. She was born January 12, 1929, in rural Osage County Kansas, the daughter of Everett C. and Bertha V. Widau Jackson. She grew up in Osage City, and graduated from Osage City Rural High School in 1947. Mrs. Bean was a laboratory technician for the State of Kansas, retiring in 1989, after 40 years of service. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Osage City, Kansas. She married Harold Bean, March 5, 1948, at Topeka, Kansas. He preceded her in death April 25, 2000. She also was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, Charles, John and Fred Jackson. She is survived by three sons, Pat (Gail) Bean, Mike (Debby) Bean, and Grady (DeAnna) Bean, all of Osage City, KS; a daughter, Becky (Karl) Brewer, Osage City, KS; two sisters, Kathryn Bronson and JoAnn Long, both of Osage City, KS; a brother, Clyde Jackson, Osage City, KS; eight grandchildren, Kristin and Patrick Bean, Amy (Chad) Sage, Matt and Mark (Laura) Brewer, Jamie, Tyler (Melissa), and Adam Bean; a step-granddaughter, McKenzie; two great-grandchildren, Jackson and Allyson Sage; and a step- great-granddaughter, Savannah. A funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at First United Methodist Church, Osage City, Kansas. Burial will be in American Cemetery, Osage City, Kansas. Mrs. Bean will lie in state and family visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday at the Church. Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church or the Osage Senior Center, and sent c/o Carey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 196, Burlingame, KS 66413. - submitted by Marcina Wall

Berkley, Vernon D 1930-2010

CARBONDALE Vernon D. Berkley, 80, Carbondale, Kansas, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, November 23, 2010, at his home. He was born May 22, 1930, at Shady Bend, Kansas, the son of Fred W. and Ruth Rittgers Berkley. He graduated from Tescott High School in 1948. He worked at the Tescott Bank following high School, before entering the United States Air Force, where he served as a Staff Sergeant. He married Shirley Maxine Werries, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Tescott, Kansas, March 18, 1951. They moved back to Tescott, following his military service where he farmed and worked in the grain elevator with his father. They moved to the Carbondale community in 1961, where Vernon continued to farm and managed several grain elevators in the area. After his retirement, he worked as a custodian at Santa Fe Trail elementary and high schools. He attended the Carbondale Church of Christian Fellowship, Carbondale, Kansas, and he and Shirley were members of a local card club. Survivors include his wife, Shirley Berkley, two sons, Ron (Shelly) Berkley, Lawrence, KS, and Royce (Christine) Berkley, Scranton, KS; a daughter, Renee (Shawn) Gideon, Paxico, KS; seven grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Sharon Berkley, and a grandson Garen Gideon. Cremation is planned. Inurnment in Maple Hill Cemetery will be at a later date. A Celebration of His Life will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 27, 2010, at the Carbondale Church of Christian Fellowship. Family visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday at the Church. The family asks that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Children's Christian Education Fund of the Carbondale Church of Christian Fellowship, the Opsoclonus-myoclonus Syndrome Research, to benefit Carter Berkley, or the Garen Gideon Memorial Scholarship Fund, and sent c/o Carey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 196, Burlingame, KS, 66413. - submitted by Marcina Wall

Bryant, Charles Richard 1943-2008

Topeka-Charles Richard Bryant, Vassar, died Nov. 22, 2008, at Stormont-Vail Regional Medical Center, Topeka. He was 65. He was born June 29, 1943, at Middletown, Ohio, the son of Denzel and Pauline (Triplett) Bryant. He lived in Vassar the past 10 years, moving from Colorado Springs. He graduated from Ottawa High School in 1961. He earned his college education while serving in the U.S. Air Force. He served 26 years in the Air Force, including three tours of overseas duty. He was a member and trustee of Vassar United Methodist Church; Air Force Sergeant's Association; North Carolina PTA; and zone chairman of MD17-O Lions Club. He was well known for building and showing antique autos and street rods. He married Margaret A. Dowdy, July 15, 1962, at Ottawa. She survives of their home. He was preceded in death by his father and mother. Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Venessa Bryant-Johnson, Omaha, Neb., Vicki Bryant, Denver, Colo.; and a granddaughter, Briana Johnson, Omaha, Neb. Services were Nov. 29, at Vassar United Methodist Church. Burial followed at Highland Cemetery, Ottawa. Memorial contributions may be made to Vassar United Methodist Church, and sent in care of Dengel & Son Mortuary, 235 S. Hickory, Ottawa, KS 66067. Condolences may be emailed to the family at dengelmortuary@sbcglobal.net. " published -Dec 4, 2008 Osage Co. Herald-Chronicle" - submitted by Marcina Wall

Charles R. "Chuck" Bryant, died Nov. 22, 2008. He was 65. Visitation will be 9 a.m. -9 p.m. Nov. 28, at Dengel & Son Mortuary, Ottawa. Services will be 10 a.m. Nov. 29 at Vassar United Methodist Church. They family will meet with friends at Vassar United Methodist Church from 9-10 a.m. Saturday, prior to the services. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery, Ottawa. Memorial contributions may be made to Vassar United Methodist Church, and sent in care of Dengel & Son Mortuary, 235 S. Hickory, Ottawa, KS 66067. "published Nov 27, 2008 in Osage County Herald-Chronicle" - submitted by Marcina Wall

Bryson, Janette B. 1939-2010

SCRANTON-Janette Bernice Bryson, 71, passed away Sunday, November 7, 2010, at Stormont Vail Hospital in Topeka. Services will be at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, November, 11, at the First Presbyterian Church in Osage City. Interment will follow at Highland Cemetery near Scranton. She will lie in state from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. Wednesday at VanArsdale Funeral Chapel with the family receiving friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Memorial contributions can be made to the First Presbyterian Church and sent in care of the funeral chapel at 107 N. 6, Osage City, KS 66523. "Published in Topeka Capital Journal" - submitted by Marcina Wall

TOPEKA-Janette Bernice Bryson, Scranton, died Nov. 7, 2010, at Stormont Vail Hospital, Topeka. She was 71. She was born Sept. 29, 1939, at Topeka, the daughter of Walter and Ruby Christesen Duwall. She graduated from Osage City High School in 1958. She and her husband farmed in the Scranton area. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Osage City, and the Kansas Agra Women. She married Eldon Bryson, May 25, 1958, at Osage City. He survives of the home. She was preceded in death by her father; and brother, Walter Bryson Jr.; and step-father, Dean Fillmore. Besides her husband, she is survived by her mother; Ruby Fillmore, Osage City; her daughter, Diana Quaney, Burlingame; her son, Creg Bryson, Scranton; her sister, Janice Dent, Commerce City, Colo.; two gandchildren, Erin Gibson and husband Brent, and Candace Stephenson and husband, Tuff; one great-grandson; and two step-grandchildren. Services will be at 10 a.m. Nov. 11 at First Presbyterian Church, Osage City. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery, Scranton. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church and sent in care of VanArsdale Funeral Chapel, 107 N. Sixth St., Osage City, KS 66523.
"Published in Osage Co Herald-Chronicle" - submitted by Marcina Wall

Crawford, Roy D. 1920-2008

OVERBROOK-Roy D. Crawford, Overbrook, died Nov. 21, 2008, at his home. He was 88. He was born May 28, 1920, at Centropolis, the son of Samuel and Effie (Harshman) Crawford. He was a lifelong Douglas County resident. He graduated from Appanoose High School in 1939. He was a farmer and dairyman. He also worked in the maintenance department of Baker University and was head of maintenance of USD No. 348 at Baldwin. He was a member of Centropolis Christian Church, serving as a board member and deacon. He married Helen Rhine Aug. 15, 1942, at Ottawa. She survives of the home. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Clyde Crawford; a grandson, Clifford Sudja; a son-in-law, Leonard Shuck; three brothers, Ivan and Earl Crawford and an infant brother; and two sisters, Lucille Emrich and Violet Bryan. Besides his wife, he is survived by four daughters, Dee Ann Shuck, Ottawa, Claudia Terrell, Lawrence, Nancy Sanders and husband, Tom, Overbrook, Lois Ardahl and husband, Jay, Overbrook; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Services were to be 10 a.m. Nov. 26, at Centropolis Christian Church, with burial to follow at Union Cemetery, Centropolis. Memorial contributions may be made to Centroplis Christian Church and sent in care of Dengel and Sons Mortuary, 235 S. Hickory, Ottawa, KS be sent by e-mail to the family at dengelmortuary@sbcglobal.net. - submitted by Marcina Wall

Croucher, Steve Peter 1947-2010

TULSA-Steve Peter Croucher, 63, died Tuesday morning in the St. John Hospital in Tulsa.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, Nov. 6 in the Redeemer Lutheran Church with Pastor Mark Carter officiating. Cremation arrangements were by the Stumpff Funeral Home & Crematory. Steve Peter Croucher was born on July 28, 1947 in Emporia, Kansas the son of Melvin and Pauline (Savianno) Croucher. He was raised in Osage City, Kansas and graduated from High School there. He later graduated from Emporia State Teachers College. He had worked as a manager for the Phillips Petroleum Company in the Credit Card Division. He married Wanda Clinton on August 24, 2010 at Bartlesville. He was a member of the Redeemer Lutheran Church. Steve is survived by his wife Wanda of the home, one son Marcus Croucher of Bartlesville, one daughter Angie Larison of Stillwater, his parents, Melvin and Pauline Croucher of Osage City, Kansas, two sisters, Donna Bridenstine of Tulsa and Nancy Weddle of Jefferson City, Missouri and five grandchildren, Keely, Hanna and alia Larison and Brant and Olivia Croucher. - submitted by Marcina Wall

Curley, Robert Francis 1929-2008

OSAGE CITY-Robert Francis Curley, Osage City, died Dec. 1, 2008, at Peterson Nursing Home in Osage City. He was 79. He was born Sept. 19, 1929, at Osage City, the son of James and Emma Martin Curley. He graduated from Osage City High School and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He owned and operated service stations in Osage City and Topeka, including the Topeka Truck Plaza. He retired from KanBuild in Osage City and had continued to work for Eldora Thompson in her rental business. He was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Osage City, and Robert Heizer Post No. 98 of the American Legion in Osage City. He married Rena Page, April 5, 1979, in Topeka. She survives. Besides his wife, survivors include his children from a previous marriage, Raylyn Miller, James Curley; step-daughter, Vicki Schaefer, Topeka; step-sons, Charles VanHoutan, Hoyt, William Peden, Topeka; sister, Jacquline Lindsay, Osage City; 13 step-grandchildren; and 21 step-great-grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial was to be 10 a.m. Dec. 3, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Osage City. Burial was to follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Osage City. Memorial contributions may be made to Midland Hospice House and sent in care of VanArsdale Funeral Chapel, 107 N Sixth, Osage City, KS 66523. - submitted by Marcina Wall

Green, Jesse D 1925-2010

MELVERN -- Jesse Dale Green Jr., 85 passed away Friday, November 12, 2010, at Stormont-Vail Hospital, in Topeka, Kansas. Jesse was born October 12, 1925, near Melvern, to Jesse Dale Sr. and Kathryn May Ryan Green. He graduated from Melvern High School class of 1943. Jesse married Sally Jane Hunsaker April 3, 1954, in Omaha, Nebraska. To this union two children were born. Jesse lived and was a farmer/stockman his entire life in the Melvern community, and was a member of the Melvern United Methodist Church and the Farm Bureau. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Diane Jones, Oct. 23, 2004, a son-in-law Steven J. Jones, a daughter-in-law Diana K. (Turner) Green, and his parents. He is survived by his wife Jane of the home, his son David (Mary) of Paola. His sisters, Julitte Burnett (Grover desc.), Margaret Patterson (Otis), Mary K. Jones (Bill), Phylis (Pat) Litch (Wayne), all of Melvern. His grandchildren, Jarred Green (Sheila) of Salina, KS., Lee (Nick) Green (Amy) of Beaumont, Texas, Nelson Green of Atlanta, GA. Step-grandchildren Erik Jones and Natalie Jones of Kansas City, MO. The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 16th, at the Melvern United Methodist Church. Interment will follow at the Melvern Cemetery. He will lie in state Monday, November 15, from 2-8 p.m. with family receiving friends from 6-8 at Feltner Funeral Chapel, in Lyndon. Memorials may be made to Melvern United Methodist Church or Melvern Community Building and sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, P.O. Box 160, Lyndon, KS. 66451. - submitted by Marcina Wall

Gray, Susan Anna SELLENS 1940-2010

QUENEMO Susan Anna Gray, 70, passed away on Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at the Olathe Medical Center. She was born on August 28, 1940 in Great Bend, the daughter of Roy and Gertrude Eagle Sellens. Susan had lived in Great Bend and Overbrook and had lived in Quenemo for the last 52 years. She was a Homemaker, member of the Quenemo Methodist Church, Quenemo U.M.W., was very active in Quenemo Community Group and the pitch card club. On June 15, 1958 Susan was married to Loren Gray in Quenemo. Susan was preceded in death by her father, Roy Sellens. She is survived by her husband, Loren of the home, her two daughters, Kathryn Zabel of Melvern and Melinda Anstaett of Lyndon, her mother, Gertrude Sellens, three grandsons, Jason Anstaett, Eric Anstaett and Mike Zabel. Funeral services for Susan will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 6, at the Feltner Funeral Chapel in Lyndon. Burial will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery at Pomona. She will lie in state from 5-8 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home where the family will receive freinds from 6:30-8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Osage County Relay For Life and sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451. - submitted by Marcina Wall

Howard, Sharian Kay 1947-2008

BERRYTON- Sharian Kay Howard died Nov 22, 2008, at her son's home in Berryton. She was 61. She was born Oct. 24, 1947, in Topeka, the daughter o Dale E. and Rowena J. Gifford Baxter. She graduated from Harveyville High School in 1966 and Clark Business School in Topeka. She worked as an office assistant for the Kansas Department of Health and Environment in Topeka. She was married to Jim Howard. They were later divorced. She is survived by a son, Adam Howard, Berryton; a sister Lois Hill, Osage City; a brother, Les Baxter, Auburn; and three grandchildren. She was cremated. A private burial will be at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Helping Hands Humane Society, Topeka and sent in care of VanArsdale Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 338, Eskridge, KS 66423. - submitted by Marcina Wall

Lester, Albert 1927-2010

LYNDON Albert Lester, 82, of Lyndon, KS died Oct. 13, 2010 at Americare Nursing Home in Osage City of heart failure. He was born Nov. 22, 1927 at Wamego, KS, the son of Charles & Ethel Wyker Lester. Albert served in the Air Force from 1948 to 1950. He retired from the Menninger Foundation where he worked for 26 years. He had also worked for the Lyndon schools as a custodian for several years. On May 19, 1952, he married Jo Ann Shumate. They later divorced. On Aug. 16, 1982, he married Geraldine Thompson. He is survived by his wife, Geraldine; two daughters, Connie Lester, Topeka and Cathy Larson (Don), Brentwood, TN; three sons, Terry Lester (Shari), Michael Lester (Annette) and Rocky Lester (Jennifer), all of Topeka; 6 step-children; two sisters, Arlene Edwards Maripose, California and Fern Conklin, Denver, CO; four brothers, Robert Lester (Ella), Kansas City, MO, Leo Lester (Agnus), Laird Lester (Josephine) and Eldon Lester (Linda), all of Topeka; 18 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Cynthia Lester in 1959, a grandson, Jason Lester in 1983, his father in 1977, his mother in 1985, and three brothers, Kenneth, William and Harold. Graveside services were held at 4 p.m. at Lyndon Cemetery on October 14, 2010. Feltner Funeral Home, Lyndon, was in charge of arrangements. - submitted by Marcina Wall

Lundren, Maizie S 1913-2008

LEE'S SUMMIT, MO. - Maizie S. Lundgren, Lee's Summitt, Mo., died Nov. 30, 2008, at Lee's Summitt Medical Center. She was 95. She was born April 30, 1913, at Burlingame. She was married to John Lundgren for 58 years. He survives of the home. She was a member of Eastern Star and participated in volunteer activities. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Raymond Spencer; sisters, Opal Westlund, Hazel Wilson and a brother, Roland Smith. Besides her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Patricia Lundgren and son-in-law Frederick Dischman, Kansas City, Mo.; a son, John Spencer, Tulsa, Okla.; nephews Dix Smith, Burlingame, John Westlund, Columbia, Mo., Richard Wilson, Huntington, W.V.; nieces, Dixie Smith, Tulsa, Okla., and Anne Kirk, Bend, Ore. Cremation was planned. Memorial contributions may be made to The Humane Society of the U.S. or the American Cancer Society. Condolences may be left at www.dwnewcomers.com. D.W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Chapel, 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64133, was in charge of arrangements. - submitted by Marcina Wall

Moon, Lyle Ray 1920-2010

HARVEYVILLE Lyle Ray Moon, 90, Harveyville, Kansas, passed away Wednesday, November 3, 2010, at Stormont-Vail Hospital, Topeka, Kansas. He was born August 22, 1920, at Burlingame, Kansas, the son of Otho and Edith Mary Fisher Moon. He graduated from Burlingame High School in 1938. Lyle served in the U.S. Army during WW II from September 1942 to October 1945, attached to the 3rd Army Medical Hospital under General George Patton. He was recalled to service in Korea, serving from December 1945 to October 1952. He retired from the Santa Fe Railway System in 1980. He was a life member of the Edward "Ted" Rowe, VFW Post 2709, Scranton, Kansas, and the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees. He married Barbara Ruth Jones, August 9, 1947, at Burlingame, Kansas. They later divorced and Barbara passed away April 19, 1986. To this union three children were born, Shelia (Bill) Hill, Harveyville, KS, Howard Moon, Harveyville, KS, and Thomas (Sharon) Moon, Topeka, KS. He later married Charlotte Mae Riggin Coleman, June 29, 1962, at Harveyville, Kansas. Charlotte passed away January 9, 2006. To this union one child was born, Jo Elaine (Denver) Erickson, Topeka, Kansas; also are surviving are 11 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Marion, Glenn and G. Wayne Moon. A funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 6, 2010, at the Wilmington Church of Christ. Cremation will follow. Inurnment will be in Wilmington Cemetery at a later date. Lyle will lie in state from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday, at Carey Funeral Home, Burlingame, where family visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Harveyville First Responders and sent c/o the funeral home, P.O. Box 196, Burlingame, KS 66413. - submitted by Marcina Wall

Neill, Thelma SCOTT 1923-2010

LOUISBURG-Thelma Scott Neil, Louisburg, died Nov. 23, 2010, at Louisburg Care Center. She was 87. She was born March 14, 1923, at Quenemo, the daughter of Edward and Mildred Ayrault Scott. She married Lewis Neill Jan. 8, 1942, at Centropolis. He preceded her in death. They lived at Quenemo until 1950, moving to Louisburg. She and her husband owned and operated of Neill Garage. She also worked various jobs throughout the Louisburg community. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, and two sons, Wesley and Dick Neill. She is survived by her daughter, Joyce Seuferling and husband, Jim, Drexel, Mo.; her son, David Neill and wife, Loree, Louisburg; three grandchildren, Eric, Chris and Amy Seuferling; two brother-in-laws, Larry Neill and wife Kathy, Kansas City, Mo.; and Maynard Cowan, Lyndon; and her sister-in-law, Audry Neill, Pueblo, Colo. Services were Nov. 27, 2010, at First Baptist Church, Louisburg. Burial followed at Louisburg Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to Louisburg First Baptist Church building fund or Louisburg Senior Center and sent in care of Penwell-Gabel Louisburg Chapel, 120 S Broadway, Louisburg, Ks 66053. To leave a message for the family online, visit www.PenwellGabelLouisburg.com. - submitted by Marcina Wall

Nelson, Neil Louis 1947-2010

THORNTON, Colo. -Neil Louis Nelson died Nov. 4 2010 at Thornton, Colo. He was 63. He was born Oct. 27, 1947, in Birchwood, Wisc., the son of Lawrence nelson. He owned his own liquor store. His interests were cribbage, golf, swimming and sports. He was a member and past president of Fraternal Order of Eagles in Osage City, Kan.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Lawrence and Lenora Nelson; son, Mitch Nelson; sister, Norma Gilstrap; and brother, Keith Nelson; numerous aunts, uncles and a cousin. He is survived by daughter, Jamie Annett of Olathe, Kan., his son, Curtis Nelson of Harrisonville, Mo.; two sisters, Lawreen Helbig and husband Scott of Thornton, and Kenna Lawson and husband Gary, of Pueblo; two brothers, Karl Parkos and wife, Teri, of Broomfield, and Kennye Parkos and wife, Lilly, of Germany; three grandchildren, Jesse, Nichole and Trey of Kansas; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews, and beloved dog, Muffin. At his request, no services will be held. Horan and McConaty Funeral Home, Thornton, Colo., was in charge of arrangements. - submitted by Marcina Wall

O'Dell, Georgia M. HILL 1917-2010

Georgia M. Waetzig Riley ODell, 93, of Topeka, passed away Friday, Oct. 15, 2010. She was born Sept. 30, 1917, in Carbondale, KS, the daughter of George S. and Elizabeth (Reid) Hill. She worked for Squat and Gobble for several years. She later worked for Memorial Hospital for 20 years. Georgia married James Waetzig on Dec. 31, 1938. He preceded her in death on Oct. 17, 1970. She married Harry L. Riley on July 1, 1972. He preceded her in death in October of 1988. She married Ralph ODell on May 30, 1992. He preceded her in death on Feb. 23, 1996. Survivors include her children, Beverly (Darrell) Vail, Topeka, KS Sharon (Floyd) Priddy, Silver Lake, KS, Karen (Billy) Schalk, Topeka, KS, Helen Brock, Topeka, KS, Harold (Susan) Waetzig, Carbondale, KS, Sally (James) Worsley, Tecumseh, KS; 15 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; a brother, Bill (Crystal) Hill, Berryton, KS, and a sister, Nellie Angle, Topeka, KS. She was also preceded in death by her son, James Waetzig, Jr. in 2004; two brothers and a sister. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010, at the Penwell-Gabel Parker-Price Chapel, 245 NW Independence Ave, Topeka, KS 66608. Interment will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Richland, KS. Mrs. ODell will lie in state after 3 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Helping Hands Humane Society, 2625 NW Rochester Rd., Topeka, KS 66617 or to Talking Books in care of Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, 1515 SW 10th Ave., Topeka, KS 66604. To leave a special message for the family online, please visit www.PenwellGabelTopeka.com. Georgia M. ODell - submitted by Marcina Wall

Ogle, Denise J. KERN 1958-2008

SCRANTON-Denise J. Ogle, Scranton, died Nov. 25, 2008, at Stormont Vail Hospital, Topeka, from injuries received in an automobile accident. She was 50. She was born July 22, 1958, at Topeka, the daughter of Bobbie G. and Marilyn I. Vine Kern. She grew up in Scranton and graduated from Santa Fe Trail High School. She worked for the Burger King Restaurant, Topeka. She married Gary Livingston. They later divorced. She married Ed Ogle. He preceded her in death, Aug. 30, 2008. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, and a sister, Christina Lee Kern. Survivors include three step children, Angela Logsdon, Carbondale, Eric Livingston, Topeka, Ryan Ogle; a brother, David Kern, Springfield, Mo.; a sister, Dawna Duhon, Anthony; and several step-grandchildren. She was an organ donor and cremation is planned. Memorial services were held Nov. 29 at Carey Funeral Home, Burlingame. Burial will be in Scranton Cemetery at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Denise Ogle Memorial and sent in care of Carey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 196, Burlingame, KS 66413. - submitted by Marcina Wall

Patterson, Jane O. HARRISON 1925-2010

Jane O. Patterson, 85, of Melvern passed away November 6, 2010. She was born March 13, 1925, to John and Goldie Harrison. She married Maurice C. Patterson on March 29, 1947 who preceded her in death. Survivors include her children, Cynthia Roberts, Topeka, Rebecca (Jim) Mitchell, Aurora, Colorado, Stephen (Elva) Patterson, Melvern, Ken (Betty) Patterson, Burlingame and Vicki (Bob) Potter, Emporia; one brother, George (Mary) Harrison, Topeka; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services will be at 10:30 AM, Friday, November 12, 2010, at the United Methodist Church in Melvern with visitation from 6:30 to 8:00 PM, Thursday at the church. Donations to the Melvern Community Center or Melvern United Methodist Church and sent in care of Jones VanArsdale Funeral Home, P O Box 43, Lebo, KS 66856. - submitted by Marcina Wall

Roush, Daniel O. Jr. 1928-2008

TOPEKA-Daniel O. Roush Jr., of Osage City, died Nov. 29, 2008, at a Topeka hospital. He was 80. He was born Oct. 10, 1928, in Kansas City, Kan., the son of Daniel and Clara Gray Roush. He married Vera "Babe" Wolfe on Nov. 26, 1949. She survives. He had lived in the Barclay community since 1980 but had moved to Osage City this year. He worked for Hills Pet Products in Topeka for 12 years as a maintenance supervisor. He served in the U.S. Army in 1951, and was a member of the Lyndon American Legion Post No. 125. He is survived by his wife; two sons, Danny Roush, Lyndon and Richard Roush, Burlingame; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Dec. 4, at Barclay Cemetery. Fort Riley will provide a military honor guard. Memorial contributions may be made to the Dan Roush Memorial Fund and sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, Lyndon. - submitted by Marcina Wall

Rowe, Helen M. BURKDOLL 1922-2010

TOPEKA- Helen M. Rowe died Oct. 12, 2010, at the Rolling Hills Health Center, Topeka. She was 87. She was born Oct. 24, 1922, near Lyndon, the daughter of Ben and Zella Vaughn Burkdoll. She graduated from Lyndon High School and lived most of her life in Topeka. She worked for Stormont-Vail Hospital in the business office. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Leroy Burkdoll. She is survived by her son, Dana Rowe and wife, Brenda, Nampa, Idaho; three daughters, Elaine Weilert and husband, Buster, Merritt Island, Fla., Debbie Clemmons and husband Gary, Topeka, and Vickie Orr and husband, Dennis, Topeka; her brother, Harold Burkdoll and his wife, Arlene, Topeka; her sister, Erma Houchins, Topeka; 14 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Services were Oct. 16 at Feltner Funeral Chapel, Lyndon. Burial followed at Lyndon Cemetery. - submitted by Marcina Wall

Schade, Dorothy Anna MEYER 1924-2008

OSAGE CITY-Dorothy Anna Schade, Osage City, died Nov. 27, 2008, at Peterson Health Care, Osage City. She was 84. She was born Nov. 19, 1924, at Palmer, the daughter of William and Lucy Keller Meyer. She was a homemaker and health care provider. She was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church, Emporia; ladies aid, and worked with he Eagle Creek Saddle Club as a volunteer. She married Paul Carl Schade March 7, 1943 at Emporia. He died on July 25, 1982. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Jeanette L. Schade; a brother, Paul Meyer, and a sister, Freda Hinrichs. She is survived by a son, Kenneth P. Schade, Olpe; three daughters, Betty I. Rust, Emporia, Geneva D. Campbell, Liberty, Mo., Donita M. Payne, Osage City; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Mabel Meyer, Garnett, Berniece Merkel and Arlene Wallace, both of Coca Beach, Fla. Services were Dec. 1 at Messiah Lutheran Church, Emporia. Burial followed at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Olpe. Memorial contributions may be made to messiah Lutheran Church or Eagle Creek Saddle Club and sent in care of Roberts-Blue-Barnett Funeral Home, 605 State St., Emporia, KS 66801. - submitted by Marcina Wall

Sloan, Thelma 1924-2008

TOPEKA- Thelma M. (Riggs) Sloan, Overbrook, died Nov. 25, 2008, at Stormont-Vail Hospital, Topeka. She was 83. She was born Feb. 27, 1924, at Hays, the daughter of Fred and Elsie (Thompson) Riggs. She married Jack Sloan, June 17, 1945, at Hays. He survives of the home. She was the city of Overbrook librarian for 18 years. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Diane Carlat. Besides her husband she is survived by two daughters, Cindy Whitham, Prairie Village, Michele Italino, Denver, Colo.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services were Nov. 29, at the United Methodist Church, Overbrook. Burial followed at Hillcrest Cemetery, Mullinville. Memorial contributions may be made to the Overbrook Library and sent in care of Greenwood-Roberts Funeral Home, P.O. Box 268, Overbrook, KS 66524. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.lamb-roberts.com. - submitted by Marcina Wall

Soper, Matthew C. 1986-2008

QUENEMO- Matthew Cole Soper, Manhattan, died Nov. 29, 2008, after a car accident near his home. He was 22. He was born May 15, 1986, in Lawrence, the son of Joe and Marcy Miller Soper. He lived most of his life in rural Quenemo, and was living in Manhattan while attending Kansas State University. He graduated from Pomona High School in 2004 and had been active in 4-H for 12 years. He had received and agriculture diesel mechanics degree from Hutchison Community College and was majoring in agriculture business at K-State. He had worked for the Judd Ranch and Flory Excavating, of Pomona, Walmart distribution center at Ottawa, and was currently working for the Harder Farms near Haven. He enjoyed riding four wheelers, motorcycles and spending time with his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Bob Soper, and a cousin, Codi Soper. Survivors include his parents; a sister, Jessica Soper, Topeka; a brother, Austin Soper and wife, Amanda, of Baldwin City; grandparents, Jim and Marilyn Eichinger, Dixie Soper, Melvin Miller and Darlene Radel; niece and nephews, Paige and Aiden Soper and Michael Eads. Services were planned for 1 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Ottawa University Chapel in Ottawa. Burial was to follow in Oak Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Matthew Soper Memorial Fund and sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home in Lyndon. - submitted by Marcina Wall

Stonequist, Randolph C. 1943-2010

Randolph "Stoney" C. Stonequist, 67, passed away at his home in Eskridge, KS, on Wednesday, November 10, 2010. He was born July 17, 1943, in Topeka, KS, to parents Jack Pierce Stonequist and Emma Lou Rumsey, who preceded him in death. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Bennington (CVS-20) from July 25, 1961, to July 15, 1965, and later worked as a correctional officer at the Kansas State Penitentiary in Leavenworth, KS. He was an avid fan of the K.C. Chiefs and the Kansas State University Wildcats, but his favorite activity of all was fishing. He was never happier than when he was sitting out on the creek bank waiting for the big one. He is survived by his daughter Erika Moore, Alexandria, VA; two sisters, Sarah Thomas, Cedar Falls, IA, and Ada Stephenson, Eskridge, KS; two brothers, Hal Haller, Wichita, KS, and Frank Haller, Bradford, KS; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Cremation is planned. Graveside inurnment services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 16, 2010, at Wilmington Cemetery, south of Harveyville, Kansas, where a Navy Burial Detail will conduct Military Graveside Honors. The family requests donations be made in his memory to the Randolph Stonequist memorial, a fund to be determined by the family, and sent c/o Carey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 196, Burlingame, KS 66413. - submitted by Marcina Wall

Tindell, John 1950

Funeral Held Here For John Tindell

Funeral services for John Tindell were held at the Burlingame Federated Church last Friday afternoon with Rev. Uttley of the Pentecostal Church in Topeka officiating. Burial was in the Burlingame cemetery. A former resident of this community. Mr. Tindell died at the home of his son, Nat, at Peoria, Illinois. He was 81 years old. He is survived by his wife, another son, A.F. Tindell of Ridgewood, Illinois. A daughter, Mrs. George Duree of Topeka and a sister, Mrs. Ernest Hamilton of Burlingame. 12-28-1950 - submitted by Marcina Wall

Whitesell, Spencer 1989-2010

Spencer D. Whitesell, 21, of Carbondale, passed away on Thursday, November 25, 2010, as a result of a vehicle accident. He was born on September 5, 1989, in Topeka, the son of Mike L. and Becky J. Morlan Whitesell. He graduated from Santa Fe Trail High School in 2008. He was employed by Lower Heating and Air and was a volunteer for the Carbondale Fire Department. Spencer was a member of the Carbondale United Church of Christ. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed riding his ATV. Survivors include his parents, Mike and Becky Whitesell of Carbondale, his siblings, Erica (Kenny) Wyatt of Burlingame, Logan Whitesell of the home, one nephew, A.J., and three nieces, Willow, Eva and York, his paternal grandparents, Gene and Ann Whitesell of Scranton, and his maternal grandfather, L.D. (Dorothy) Morlan of Carbondale. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Genieva Morlan, in 2002, his uncles, Danny, Doug and David, and his cousin, Jason. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Highland Heights Christian Church. Burial will follow in Zion Cemetery southeast of Topeka. Spencer will lie in state and the family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Penwell-Gabel Southeast Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the Carbondale Fire Department, 132 Main St., Carbondale, KS 66414. To leave a special message for the family online, visit www.PenwellGabelTopeka.com. - submitted by Marcina Wall

Whitmore, Dorothy ROBERTSON 1931-2010

OSAGE CITY Dorothy Dot Whitmore, 79, passed away Wednesday, November 24, 2010, at her home in Osage City. Dot was born March 25, 1931, in Emporia, the daughter of Cleo and Maude Hooper Robertson. She graduated from Admire High School. She married George F. Whitmore on June 9, 1951, at Osage City. He preceded her in death on July 19, 1978. Dot worked for Capper Publication in Topeka for 6 1/2 years and retired from Hallmark Cards in Osage City after 20 years of service. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post #198 and the Eagles Auxiliary Aerie #3890 and the Hallmark retirees. Survivors include a son, Steven R. Whitmore, of the home; a sister, Betty Whitmore, Emporia; nieces, Sammy Whitmore, Emporia, Shirley Jones (Richard) Fairbanks, Alaska and Stacie Ryman (Frank) and their son, Austin, Fairbanks, Alaska; and many good friends. Graveside services will be at 10:30 AM, Monday, November 29, at the Osage City Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 3:30 until 6:00 PM, Sunday at VanArsdale Funeral Chapel in Osage City. Memorial contributions can be made to the Warmth Fund in Osage City or Midland Hospice and sent in care of the funeral chapel at 107 N 6, Osage City, KS 66523. - submitted by Marcina Wall

Wiley, Ronald Ray 1944-2008

OLATHE- Ronald Ray Wiley died Nov. 29, 2008, at a care facility in Olathe. He was 64. He was born March 28, 1944, in Staten Island, N.Y., the son of Ray and Helen Cendrowski Wiley. He had lived in Canby, Ore., for many years before moving to Olathe two years ago. He graduated from Lyndon High School and served in U.S. Navy from 1963 to 1966. He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 1022 in Canby. He worked most of his life as an over the road truck driver as an owner/operator and a contract driver. He married Jeanne Smith and they had three sons; they later divorced. He had also been married to Ruth Peterson, Lois Phillips and Beverly Savalesky. He was preceded in death by his father Nov. 13, 2006. He is survived by his mother, of Lenexa; sons, Steve Wiley, Coos Bay, Ore., Denny Wiley, Chehalis, Wash., and Mike Wiley, Olathe; two brothers, Bill Wiley, Lyndon, and Jack Wiley, Silver Lake; two sisters, Mary Rankin, Manhattan, and Linda Huninghake, Overland Park; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Services will be 1 p.m. Dec. 5 at Feltner Funeral Home, in Lyndon. Burial will be in Alpine Cemetery. He will lie in state from 2-8 p.m. Dec 5 at the funeral chapel where the family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. - submitted by Marcina Wall

Wilson, Michael H. 1949-2010

Michael H. Wilson, 61, of Carbondale, KS, died Monday, November 8, 2010 at St. Francis Health Center. He was born May, 15, 1949 in Benton Harbor, MI, the son of Benton and Pearl (Carr) Wilson. Michael was a Graduate of Masters Degree in Civil Engineering from UMKC. At his time of death, he was a civil engineer for the Federal Aviation Administration. He retired from the State of Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks as Chief Engineer in 2008, and he previously spent twenty years as an engineer for the City of Kansas City, MO. He married Rochelle Renee (Mundy) Wilson on October 22, 2005 in Carbondale, KS. She survives. He is also survived by two daughters; Danielle and Samantha, of the home; and one son, Jamal Wilson, Texas. Besides his family, Michael especially enjoyed fishing, bowling, and traveling. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, November 13, at Dove Cremation and Funeral Service, 4020 SW 6th Ave., Topeka, KS 66606. A private family inurnment will take place at a later date. To leave a special message for the family online, please visit www.DoveCremation.com. Michael H. Wilson - submitted by Marcina Wall

Woodruff, LeOra M. BACHELOR 1920-2010

OVERBROOK LeOra M. Woodruff, age 90 years, passed away Saturday, November 20, 2010 at St. Francis Hospital. LeOra was born January 23, 1920 near Overbrook, Kansas, the daughter of Lloyd W. Sr. and Myrtle Burruss Bachelor. A brother, Lloyd Bachelor Jr., preceded her in death. She lived and worked her entire life in the Overbrook Community and graduated from Overbrook Rural High School in 1938. LeOra was an iconic woman in Overbrook, having worked at O'Bryhims Grocery Store, First Security Bank and the Overbrook Post Office for over 60 years. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles D. Garst of 24 years, Cecil D. Woodruff, husband of 13 years, granddaughter, Jamie Jean Kay and a grandson, David K. Dillon. Survivors include: daughters, Joyce C. & husband John Dillon and Marsha A. McKee, Overbrook; son, Douglas L. Garst and wife Julie of Salado, Texas; step-daughters, Carole Turner & husband Ray of Berryton, Barbara & husband Rod Harper of Overbrook and Susie & husband Rod Mohr of Lawrence; grandsons, Jeffrey E. Dillon of San Francisco, Calif. and Douglas B. Dillon & wife Tracey of Lawrence; great-grandchildren, Austin & Cameron Dillon of Lawrence, Meghan Dillon at Pittsburg State College and Molly Dillon at Missouri Southwest College; step-grandchildren, Becky Turner of Topeka, Ryan & Kristin Turner of Smithville, Mo., Elizabeth & Nolan Haire of Lawrence, Kathryn Mohr of Mission, Ks., Veronica Mohr and Christina Mohr of Lawrence; one step-great-grandson; sister-in-law, Betty Bachelor of Carbondale; aunt, Dorothy Jean Flory of Overbrook; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, November 23, at 11 a.m. at the Overbrook United Methodist Church, with visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Overbrook American Legion Auxillary in care of First Security Bank, 312 Maple, Overbrook, Ks. 66524. - submitted by Marcina Wall


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