OSAGE COUNTY, KANSAS

OBITS

Beck, Barbara Mary HAFFNER Jan. 13, 1926 - Oct. 29, 2008
TOPEKA - Barbara Mary Haffner Beck died Oct. 29, 2008. She was 82. She was born Jan. 13, 1926, in Springfield, Ill., to Ray and Lorena Haffner. She was a graduate of the University of Kansas, earning a bachelor's degree in psychology. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta social sorority. After graduation, she worked briefly as a social worker in Topeka. She served on the Northeast Kansas Library Board for many years. She was a member of the Countryside Methodist Church in Topeka. She was preceded in death in 1996 by her husband of 48 years, John W. Beck Sr. They owned Beck Lumber Company, Burlingame, from 1954-1981, when they moved to Topeka. From 1996-2006, she lived at Brewster Place after which she moved to Overland Park where she resided until her death. She is survived by a sister, Nancy Pratt and husband, Richard, Topeka; a sister-in-law, Betty Beck Favreau, Overland Park; and three children, Laurie Beck, Reno, Nev., John W. Beck Jr. and wife, Paula, Scottsdale, Ariz., Kenley Beck and wife, Karen, Prairie Village; and six grandchildren, John, Lisa, David, Elizabeth, Hallie and Caroline. Services were Nov. 3, at Penwell-Gabel Mid Town Chapel. Burial followed at Dwight. Memorial contributions may be made to the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, 1515 SW 10th Ave., Topeka, KS 66604. (Osage County Herald-Chronicle, November 13, 2008, submitted by Marcina Wall)

Blakley, John Edward Sept. 26, 1927 - Nov. 2, 2008
ESKRIDGE-John Edward Blakley, Eskridge, died Nov. 2, 2008. He was 81. He was born Sept. 26, 1927, in St. Louis, Mo., the only son of Loraine Blakley and Josephine Shular Blakley. He began his career as an electrician apprenticing in the Vallejo, Calif., shipyards and retired after almost 30 years of service with the State of Kansas as an electrician. He served in the U. S. Navy and in the U. S. Army signal corps, stationed with occupation forces in Germany following WWII. He married Elvadine "Dean" Matern, Sept. 9, 1950 at Afton, Mo. She survives of the home. They lived in the St. Louis area, and in July of 1958 they moved to Harveyville, where they resided until last year. His community service and activities included the position of Harveyville City Deputy, cub scout leader, and a member of the Harveyville Church of Christ. Besides his wife, he is survived by his four children, Cathy Brown and husband, Bob, Eskridge, Lynn Larson and husband, Scott, Hartland, Wis., Lee Blakely and wife, Fredda, Eureka, and Jeri Logan and husband, Bill, Eskridge; his grandchildren, Rachel Logan and Miguel Hernandez, Jeremy Logan, Andrea Larson, Trent Blakley, Lowell Blakley and Paige Blakley; and a greatgrandson, Samuel Logan Hernandez. Services were to be 11 a.m. Nov. 6 at Harveyville Church of Christ. Burial was to follow at Harveyville Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Harveyville Church of Christ or Heart of America Hospice and sent in care of VanArsdale Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 338, Eskridge, KS 66423. (Osage County Herald-Chronicle, November 6, 2008, submitted by Marcina Wall)

Bryant, Charles R. Nov. 22, 2008
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. The 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. (Osage County Herald-Chronicle, November 27, 2008, submitted by Marcina Wall)

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. (Osage County Herald-Chronicle, December 4, 2008, submitted by Marcina Wall)

Bunker, Frances A. HUBBS Dec. 9, 1911 - Nov. 3, 2008
LYONS-Frances A. Bunker died Nov. 3, 2008, at Good Samaritan Center, Lyons. She was 96. She was born Dec. 9, 1911,
at Victoria, the daughter of Nelson and Acelia Weaver Hubbs. She graduated from Dorrance High School. She married Thomas W. Bunker, April 21, 1935, at Ellsworth. He died Dec. 19, 1986. She had lived in Lyons since 1993, and formerly at Abilene and Dorrance. She was a homemaker. She was a member of United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, Bon Ami Sunday School Class, Lyons Senior Center, all in Lyons; and the World War I Auxiliary. She was preceded in death by five brothers, Clifford, Victor, Ralph, William and infant Vivian Hubbs; two sisters, Irene Lundgrin and Lois Voos; and a grandson, Tommy Bunker. She is survived by three sons, Keith W. Bunker, Macon, Ga., Kenneth D. Bunker, Salina, Lynn T. Bunker, Houston, Texas; a daughter, Arlene W. White, Lyons; seven grandchildren, Tammy
Hermesch, Coweta, Okla., Bill Bunker, Larned, Matthew Bunker, Spring Hill, Timothy Bunker, Chicago, Ill., Sheryl
Clifford, Hutchinson, Wayne White, Scranton, Sue Jean White, Houston, Texas; and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Nov. 7 at United Methodist Church, Lyons. Burial followed at Dorrance Cemetery, Dorrance. Memorial contributions may be made to the United Methodist Church and sent in care of Birzer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 89, Lyons, KS 67554. (Osage County Herald-Chronicle, November 13, 2008, submitted by Marcina Wall)

Chavez, Primo G. Nov. 10, 2008
OSAGE CITY - Primo Chavez, Osage City, died Monday, Nov. 10, 2008, at his home. He was 77. Rosary and visitation will
be 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Osage City. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Saturday,
Nov. 15, at the church. Burial will follow at Osage City Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Patrick Catholic Church and sent in care of VanArsdale Funeral Chapel, 107 N. 6th, Osage City, KS 66523. A complete obituary will appear in next week's newspaper. (Osage County Herald-Chronicle, November 13, 2008, submitted by Marcina Wall)

OSAGE CITY-Primo Gonzales Chavez, Osage City, died Nov. 10, 2008, at his home. He was 77. He was born June 9, 1931, at Osage City, the son of Ramon and Josepha Gonzales Chavez. He graduated from Osage City High School in 1950. He served in the U.S. Navy from April 3, 1952 until March 23, 1956 during the Korean War. He was a Yeoman 3rd Class and served on the USS Yorktown. He was a warehouse technician for the Air National Guard in Topeka before retiring in 1991 after 20 years of service. He was a member of the St. Patrick Catholic Church in Osage City. He married Carmen Gallardo, April 2, 1955, at Moline. She survives of the home. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and three brothers. Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Josie Shaughnessy, Iola, Selina Chavez, Elgin, S.C.; two sons, Thomas J. Chavez, Leavenworth, Michael E. Chavez, Jacksonville, Fla.; two sisters, Emily G. Pearson, Topeka, Elizabeth G. Mock, San Antonio, Texas; two brothers, Salvadore Chavez, Oklahoma City, Okla., Tony Chavez, Texas; 10 grandchildren; and four great- grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial was Nov. 15 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Osage City. Burial followed at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Osage City. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Patrick Catholic Church and sent in care of VanArsdale Funeral Chapel, 107 N. Sixth, Osage City, KS 66523. (Osage County Herald-Chronicle, November 20, 2008, submitted by Marcina Wall)

Clapp, Lillian Rae MUNDY March 6, 1945 - Oct. 28, 2008
CANTON, Ga. - Lillian Rae "Lilly" Clapp died Oct. 28, 2008. She was 64. She was born March 6, 1945, at Burlingame, the
daughter of Jesse and Eva Mundy. She graduated from Wichita West High School. She married Percy L. Clapp Feb. 8, 1964. He survives of the home. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Beth and Joyce Ann and a brother, Raymond Dale. Besides her husband, she is survived by a son, Timothy Clapp, Fairfax, Va.; a daughter, Pamela, Miami, Fla.; three grandsons, Michael, Austin and Timothy Lee Jr.; three sisters, Evelyn Williams, Osage City, Judy Billings and husband, Rod, Colorado Springs, Colo., and Kathy Mizer and husband, Steve, Forsythe, Illinois; and a brother, Jess Mundy and wife, Carol, Scranton. Private cremation was effected and no services were held. Inurnment will follow at a later date. (Osage County Herald-Chronicle, November 6, 2008, submitted by Marcina Wall)

Crawford, Roy D. May 26, 1920 - Nov. 21, 2008
OVERBROOK - Roy D. Crawford, Overbrook, died Nov. 21, 2008, at his home. He was 88. He was born May 26, 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-inlaw, 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 Centropolis Christian Church and sent in care of Dengel & Son Mortuary, 235 S. Hickory, Ottawa, KS 66067. (Osage County Herald-Chronicle, November 27, 2008, submitted by Marcina Wall)

Curley, Robert Francis Sept. 19, 1929 - Dec. 1, 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; stepdaughter, 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. (Osage County Herald-Chronicle, December 4, 2008, submitted by Marcina Wall)

Donley, Kaydan Dean Oct. 31, 2008
WELDA - Kaydan Dean Donley, son of Tylor Dean Donley and Dynae Nichole Streeter, Welda, was stillborn Oct. 31, 2008, at Allen County Hospital, Iola. Besides his parents he is also survived by grandparents, Melissa and Eric W. Seabolt, Welda, Waylon Wichert, Enid Okla., Dyneta Streeter-Cheatham, Topeka, Ray Clark and Jamette Streeter, Vassar; great- grandparents, Linda D. Donley, Colony, Larry and Cherry Donley, Sterling, Bill and Loretta Seabolt, Colony, Glen and Glenna Wichert, Enid, Okla., Joy Wichert, Enid, Okla., Dyvonna and Jim Turner, Derby, Ben and Glady Streeter, Vassar; and great-great grandparents, H. Kenneth Miller, Welda, Dorothy and Everett Stute, Benkelman, Neb., Frieda Seabolt, Wakeeney. A memorial service was held Nov. 8 at St. Lutheran Church, Aliceville. Waugh-Yokum and Friskel Memorial Chapels, Iola, was in charge of arrangements. (Osage County Herald-Chronicle, November 13, 2008, submitted by Marcina Wall)

Dunnaway, Connie Lou SEIMEARS Dec. 19, 1940-Nov. 13, 2008
KISSIMMEE, Fla.-Connie Lou Dunnaway, Kissimmee, Fla., died Nov. 13, 2008, at her home. She was 67. She was born Dec. 19, 1940, at Sun City, to John and Helen Simmons Seimears. She retired from Wal-Mart in Kissimmee as pharmacy
manager. Survivors include daughters, Sherry Dunnaway, North Kansas City, Mo., and Angie Escobar, Kissimmee; a son,
Bret Dunnaway, Brandon, Miss.; grandchildren, Chelsea and Dalton Kindle, and Charlie Dunnaway; sisters, Betty Seimears, Topeka, and Nancy Taylor, Lyndon; and a brother, Frank Seimears, Norfolk, Neb. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gail Howard Dunnaway, on Feb. 19, 2002, and two brothers, John Robert Seimears and Martin Seimears. Services were Nov. 19 at Scranton United Methodist Church. Burial followed in Scranton Cemetery, Scranton. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, a contribution be made to Libby's Legacy, an organization that helps people living with stage four breast cancer. Donations may be sent to Carey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 196, Burlingame, KS 66413. (Osage County Herald-Chronicle, November 20, 2008, submitted by Marcina Wall)

Feeback, Jeannette WALLS Nov. 26, 1925-Oct. 29, 2008
OVERBROOK-Jeannette "Nettie" Frances (Walls) Feeback, Overbrook, died Oct. 29, 2008, at Brookside Retirement
Community. She was 82. She was born Nov. 26, 1925, to Chester A. and Iona V. (Butte) Walls in Toledo, Ohio. She attended Waite High School through the 10th grade in Toledo. She married Frank F. Feeback on May 24, 1952, in Toledo, and they had three children. He preceded her in death on Nov. 23, 1969. She resided in Waterville, Ohio, until 1977, when she moved to Knoxville, Tenn. There she was employed at the Fred Astaire Dance Studio as a receptionist and bookkeeper until moving to Tulsa, Okla., in 1979. She was employed at Oral Roberts Ministry in the correspondence department until retirement in 1985. She lived in Vassar until moving into the nursing home. She enjoyed sketching and painting, and was a published poet. She was a founding member of the Michigan Valley Community Church and conducted the card outreach ministry. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and sons, Dale C. Feeback and Kyle D. Feeback, a sister, Virginia Evans, and sister in-laws Kathryn Lintner and Virginia Albring. Surviving are her daughter Pamela Bilyeu and husband, Jerry, of Vassar; sisters Margaret Manteuffel and husband, Richard, and Charlotte Roush and husband, Ronald, all of Toledo, Ohio; sister-in-law Lois Clouse and husband, Claude, of Bowling Green, Ohio; grandchildren Jason and Aaron Bilyeu, Denver, Colo.; Travis Bilyeu, Vassar; Chelsey Farmer and husband, Jeremy, of Sapulpa, Okla., and Amanda Feeback, Lyndon, one greatgrandchild, and many nieces and nephews. Graveside services were Nov. 7 at Amboy Township Cemetery, Fulton County, Ohio. A celebration of life service was Nov. 15 at Michigan Valley Community Church, Quenemo, with Pastor Dennis Gardner officiating. Feltner Funeral Home provided local services. Memorial contributions may be made to the Michigan Valley Community Church, Brookside Retirement Community, or Midland Hospice. (Osage County Herald-Chronicle, November 20, 2008, submitted by Marcina Wall)

Fields, A. Steven July 21, 1947 - Oct. 29, 2008
HARVEYVILLE-A. Steven Fields, Harveyville, died Oct. 29, 2008, at his home. He was 61. He was born July 21, 1947,
at Onaga, the son of Roscoe and Viola Baker Fields. He grew up in the Onaga and Havensville communities. He worked at many jobs until his health began to fail. He was preceded in death by his father in July 2007. He is survived by his mother, of Topeka; three brothers, Richard, of Netawaka, Robert, of Osage City, and Terry, Topeka; and his close friend of 38 years, Charles Shirley, Harveyville. Private graveside inurnment services will be at Burlingame Cemetery at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Steve Fields Memorial and sent in care of Carey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 196, Burlingame, KS 66413. (Osage County Herald-Chronicle, November 6, 2008, submitted by Marcina Wall)

Fine, Ola Opal FAILOR Nov. 16, 1904 - Oct. 31, 2008
JUNCTION CITY - Ola Opal Fine died Oct. 31, 2008, at a Junction City hospital. She was 103. She was born Nov. 16,
1904, in Melvern, the daughter of John and Rosa Kingery Failor. She lived in Lyndon and Wichita before moving to
Junction City seven years ago. She and her husband farmed in the Lyndon area. She was involved in the Pleasant Run Grange, 4-H and was a member of the Mt. Pleasant church. On Feb. 24, 1925, she married Frank Everett Fine in
Ottawa. He died Oct. 6, 1995. She was also preceded in death by a son Earl; a grandson, Joey Bozeman; two daughters-in-law, Roberta and Vonna; and four brothers, Lauren, Roy, Ray and Lee. She is survived by her son, Ralph Fine, Junction City; a daughter, Mary Lou Bozeman and husband, James, Ft. Valley, Ga.; a sister, Ina Arnett, Lawrence; a brother, Glenn Failor, Lyndon; a daughter-in-law, Bonnie Fine, Wichita; eight grandchildren, 14 greatgrandchildren and three
great-great-grandchildren. Services were to be Nov. 5 at Feltner Funeral Chapel in Lyndon. Burial was to follow at Lyndon Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the 4-H Foundation and sent in care of Feltner Funeral Chapel, 822 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451. (Osage County Herald-Chronicle, November 6, 2008, submitted by Marcina Wall)

Flowers, Eldora Dody Marion REECE July 9, 1928 - Oct. 30, 2008
SCRANTON - Eldora Dody Marion Flowers, Scranton, died at home on Oct. 30, 2008. She was 80. She was born July 9, 1928, in Topeka, the daughter of Grover Cleveland and Hazel Eldora Franklin Reece. She attended Topeka public schools. She was a member of the ladies auxiliary of Post 2709 V.F.W. She worked as a certified nurse and medication aide since 1964 until her retirement in 1992. She married Ronald Ted Flowers Dec. 24, 1946, at Topeka. He preceded her in death on Dec. 14, 1987. She was also preceded in death by a sister and one grandchild. She is survived by a son, Ronald F. Flowers, Colona, Ill.; three daughters, Doris Mohler, Topeka, Teddy Ann Flowers, Scranton and Nettie Haney, Mount Pleasant, Texas; two sisters, Darlene Quinney, Nashua, N.H. and Marylou Bess, Topeka; two brothers, Donald Reece, Meriden and G.C. Butch Reece, Topeka; eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. At her request, there will be no memorial service. She chose to donate her body to The University of Kansas medical center for research purposes. Memorial contributions may be made to the Eldora Flowers Memorial Fund and sent in care of State Bank of Carbondale, 530 W. Main St., Carbondale, KS 66414-9564. (Osage County Herald-Chronicle, November 6, 2008, submitted by Marcina Wall)

Flynn, Thomas W. May 6, 1927 - Nov. 2, 2008
SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Thomas W. Flynn died Nov. 2, 2008, at San Antonio, Texas. He was 81. He was born May 6, 1927.
He graduated from St. Michael's High School in Chicago, Ill., and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy during World War II, having served aboard the heavy cruiser U.S.S. Fall River. He attended Drake University. He was a sales representative and manager for Love Box Co., Inc., Lenexa. He married Donna Jean Holmquist, Feb. 14, 1953. She survives of the home. He was a member of the Catholic Church, and a volunteer. He was a marshal at Heritage Park Golf Club for many years after his retirement. He is also survived by three sons; Michael, of Long Beach, Calif., Eric Mark and wife, Janet, Lees Summit, Mo., Matthew and wife, Kimberly, Lees Summit, Mo.; a daughter Margaret Anne, San Antonio, Texas; a granddaughter, Alexandra Flynn; and a sister-in law, Grace Flynn, Des Plaines, Ill. The funeral mass was Nov. 7, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Lenexa. Burial followed at Osage City Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Trinity Church or the Salvation Army. Porter Funeral Home, Lenexa, was in charge of arrangements. (Osage County Herald-Chronicle, November 13, 2008, submitted by Marcina Wall)

French, Louis Dwayne May 19, 1933 - Oct. 28, 2008
CARBONDALE - Louis D. French, Carbondale, died Oct. 28, 2008, at his home. He was 75. He was born May 19, 1933,
in Walnut, the son of Earl and Carrie Erma Misner French. He graduated from Walnut High School in 1951, attended Coffeyville Community College and joined the Marines in 1952. He was a veteran of the Korean War. He received a bachelor's degree from Washburn University and began a teaching career that lasted 27 years, including coaching track, baseball and basketball. He was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers, Donald and Bill French. He is survived by his wife, Beverly Ann French, of 42 years; five sons, Lonnie, James, Dwayne Sr., Michael and Gregory; six daughters, Dorthy, Mary, Julie, Michelle, Sherri and Leita; 26 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a brother, Ray Varnell. A memorial service was held Nov. 2 in Overbrook. (Osage County Herald-Chronicle, November 6, 2008, submitted by Marcina Wall)

Green, Ruby MOSS March 10, 1937-Oct. 23, 2008
TOPEKA-Ruby Joan Green died Oct. 23, 2008, in Topeka. She was 71. She was born March 10, 1937, in Ottawa, the
daughter of William and Mary Riggs Moss. She lived in the Ottawa and Pomona areas for most of her life and in Topeka for the last several years. She worked at the Royal Manor Hotel in Ottawa for 12 years and attended the Baptist church. She married Ralph Green Feb. 8, 1963, in Ottawa. He survives. Funeral services were held Oct. 28, 2008, at Feltner Funeral Chapel, Lyndon. Inurnment will follow at a later time at Oak Hill Cemetery, Quenemo. (Osage County Herald-Chronicle, October 30, 2008, submitted by Marcina Wall)

Hahn, Joan FAGER June 21, 1930 - Nov. 2, 2008
MANHATTAN - Joan Hahn, Manhattan, died Nov. 2, 2008. She was 78. She was born June 21, 1930, in Osage City, the
daughter of Rudy Fager and Lilly Anderson Fager. She married Richard Hahn in 1953. He survives of the home. She attended Bethany College, and taught elementary and junior high art in Clay Center. She received her master's degree from Kansas State University, where she was an instructor in art. She was a member of the Christian Children's Concern Society. She was secretary at Wesley Foundation before moving to Plainveiw, Texas where she taught art in high school and became a youth leader at St. Paul Lutheran Church. She was a charter member of the Plainview Art Association. She and her husband moved to Decatur, Ill., in 1967. She was a youth counselor at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, was on the Mt. Zion Recreation Committee, and taught private art lessons. She and her family opened their home to foreign exchange students and she became an AFS Area Representative. In 1989, they moved back to Manhattan. She was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church and the Town and Country Garden Club in Manhattan. Besides her husband, she is survived by two sons, David Hahn and wife, Cheryl, Thomasville, Ga., and Donald Hahn and wife, Tammy, Zionsville, Ind.; two daughters, Carol Hahn and husband, Victor, Normal, Ill., and Kathleen Hutton and husband, Rick, Richmond, Va.; two brothers, Alden Fager, Osage City, and Charles Fager, Tampa, Fla.; and nine grandchildren. Visitation will be 6:30-8 p.m. Nov. 7 at Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Nov. 8 at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Manhattan. Graveside service will be at 3 p.m. in Elmwood Cemetery in Lindsborg. Memorial contributions may be made to CCCS (cccskids. org), Bethany College (bethanylb.edu), or Manhattan Homecare and Hospice (homecareandhospice.org) or sent in care of Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, Manhattan. (Osage County Herald-Chronicle, November 6, 2008, submitted by Marcina Wall)

Hulsopple, Chris LeRoy Jan. 23, 1956 - Oct. 24, 2008
TOPEKA - Chris LeRoy Hulsopple died Oct. 24, 2008, at a Topeka care facility. He was 52. He was born Jan. 23, 1956,
at Scranton, the son of James LeRoy and Judith Ann Shepard Hulsopple. He married Patricia K. Johns on Oct. 29, 1977. They were later divorced. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Velma J. Hulsopple, and Marsha J. Hargis, and a daughter, Kristina Hulsopple, from a previous marriage. Survivors include two daughters, Whitney Leigh Shoemaker, Topeka, and Bridgette Jean Hulsopple, Topeka; a brother, Randy Hulsopple, Overbrook; and two grandchildren, Xavier and Lexi Nelson, Topeka. Services were Oct. 28, 2008 at Carey Funeral Home, Burlingame. Burial followed at Scranton Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Heart of America Hospice, 3715 SW 29th, Topeka, KS 66614. (Osage County Herald-Chronicle, October 30, 2008, submitted by Marcina Wall)

Kaff, Lee W. May 30, 1913-Nov. 19, 2008
OVERBROOK-Lee W. Kaff, Overbrook, died Nov. 19, 2008, at Brookside Nursing Home in Overbrook. He was 95. He was born May 30, 1913, at Fountain Ridge near Carbondale. In his high school years at Carbondale Rural High School. He and four classmates rode horseback to high school, graduating in 1931. He was a graduate of Bakersfield (California) Junior College in 1933, where he also played football. At the age of 20, he returned to Carbondale to work on the family farm with his parents and four siblings. This resulted in the family surviving the Great Depression. On Dec. 5, 1940, Lee and Geraldine Belle Royer were married at her parents' home in Carbondale. They drove to Kansas City for their honeymoon and en route were stopped for speeding. The couple valued academic achievement and community service. He held memberships on the board of education for Carbondale Schools and USD No. 434 for more than 20 years. He was board president in 1970 for the dedication of Santa Fe Trail High School. While farming, he also directed the ASCS office in Osage County for 17 years. He served on the Osage County Soil Conservation District Board for 26 years. In 2005, he received a Century Farm Award from Kansas Farm Bureau. He was an initial investor and member of the board of directors for Carbondale State Bank. Also in 2005, he was awarded a certificate for 65 years of membership in the Masonic Lodge #70 of Carbondale. He was preceded in death by his wife in May 2001. Survivors include four children, Wayne, of Overbrook, Phyllis, of Colorado Springs, Colo., Joanne, of Yankton, S.D., and Charles, of Carbondale; eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Nov. 22 at Community United Church of Christ, Carbondale, with burial in Carbondale Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Community United Church of Christ, Carbondale, and sent in care of Carey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 196, Burlingame, KS 66413. (Osage County Herald-Chronicle, November 27, 2008, submitted by Marcina Wall)

McCain, Floyd George Nov. 30, 1919 - Oct. 28, 2008
LAWRENCE - Floyd George McCain, Perry, died Oct. 28, 2008, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. He was 88. He was born Nov. 30, 1919, at Michigan Valley, the son of George Albert and Elsie Maria Jensen McCain. He had lived in Perry, Lawrence and Meriden. He was a farmer in the Meriden area for 22 years until Lake Perry was built. He worked for Paul Smart Hog Farms, Hupe Farms, and McGrew Realty. He was a 1938 graduate of Michigan Valley High School and had formerly played semi-pro baseball for two years. He was a member of Perry United Methodist Church and was a former
member of the Meriden United Methodist Church where he served on the church board and as a Sunday school teacher.
He also served on the Meriden School District Board and was past president of the Meriden Cooperative. He served as president of Farm Management Area No. 9 and was a member of the Shawnee County Farm and Home Loan Association, both in Topeka. He was a member and past master of the Masonic Lodge A.F.& A.M. No. 236, in Meriden,
Perry Lodge No. 415, and Lawrence Lodge No. 9., where he served as district deputy. He held membership in the Abdallah Shrine in Kansas City, the York Rite and Scottish Rite Bodies of Kansas and the White Shrine. He was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Chapter No. 399, Meriden, and Oskaloosa Chapter No. 62. He was a member and Past Noble Grand of IOOF Odd Fellows Lodge No. 4, in Lawrence. He was a member and past-president of the Knife and Fork
Club of Douglas County. He married Dorothy Lea Engle on June 24,1944, at Topeka, She survives of the home. He is also survived by a son, Lee McCain, Virginia Beach, Va.; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded
in death by a daughter, Kay Blodgett, in 1995 and a sister, Laura Lois Dowen. Services were Oct. 31 at Perry United Methodist Church. Masonic Rites followed the service at the church. Graveside services followed at Valley Brook
Cemetery, Overbrook. Memorial contributions may be made to the church and sent in care of Barnett-Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, P.O. Box 416, Oskaloosa, KS 66066. (Osage County Herald-Chronicle, November 6, 2008, submitted by Marcina Wall)

Reece, Dorothy MILLER Oct. 1, 1928-Nov. 19, 2008
OVERBROOK-Dorothy Eldine Reece, of Overbrook, died Nov. 19, 2008. She was 80. She was born Oct. 1, 1928, east of Overbrook in Douglas County, the daughter of Alva Robert and Mary Velma (Ingle) Miller. She attended Centennial Grade School, Overbrook Rural High School, Washburn University, and graduated from Christ Hospital School of Nursing in 1949. She had worked at the Veterans Administration Hospital and the Topeka State Hospital where she organized the medical and surgical unit. She served as director of nursing at Brookside Manor, at Overbrook, for 12 years and retired from the Stormont-Vail post-surgery unit in 1990. She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, Coleen Babbitt, and granddaughters, Madison Gray and Bayley Spillman. She is survived by her husband, Victor D. Reece, of Overbrook; sons, Michael and wife, Wendy, Overbrook, William, of Hamilton, Timothy, Overbrook, Edward and wife, Terry, Udall, Kevin and wife, Lisa, Overbrook, and James and wife, Renee, Ottawa; a daughter, Mary Kathleen Lee, Ottawa; brother, Alva L. Miller, Tecumseh; sisters, Ada Bishop, Topeka, and Vada Smith, Sister Lake, Mich.; 20 grandchildren and 11 great
grandchildren. Services were held Nov. 22 at the United Methodist Church in Overbrook. Memorial contributions may be made to the Overbrook Library or Mid-America Hospice and sent to Greenwood-Roberts Funeral Home, P.O. Box 268, Overbrook, KS 66524. (Osage County Herald-Chronicle, November 27, 2008, submitted by Marcina Wall)

Roush, Daniel O. Jr. Oct. 10, 1928-Nov. 29, 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. (Osage County Herald-Chronicle, December 4, 2008, submitted by Marcina Wall)

Ruth, Thomas Lee July 8, 1945 - Nov. 9, 2008
MELVERN - Thomas Lee Ruth Sr., Melvern, died Nov. 9, 2008. He was 63. He was born July 8, 1945, in Ottawa, the son of William and Zetta Smith Goings. He had lived in Washington and Pomona before moving to Melvern. He had worked as a
mechanic. He married Sylvia McAlexander, June 16, 1966, at Ottawa. They divorced in 1992. He married Teresa Supernaw, Dec. 5, 1995, at Osage City. They divorced in 1996. He is survived by four sons, David McAlexander, Thomas Ruth Jr., Sunny Ruth and James Copp; four daughters, Tammy O'Brien, Barbara Ruth, Rebecca Ruth-Copp and Jaclyn Ruth; four brothers, Glenn Ruth, Billy Ruth, Frank Dickey and Dennis Licktieg; five sisters, Carol Williams, Robin Ruth, Bonnie Turner, Dixie Ruth and Marilyn Licktieg; 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Graveside services will be 12 p.m. Nov. 14 at Woodlawn Cemetery, Pomona. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Nov. 13 at Feltner Funeral Chapel, Lyndon. Memorial contributions may be made to the Thomas Ruth Memorial Fund and sent in care of Feltner Funeral Chapel, 822 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451. (Osage County Herald-Chronicle, November 13, 2008, submitted by Marcina Wall)

Schoepflin, Deloris Marie JENKINS April 15, 1946 - Oct. 27, 2008
MICHIGAN VALLEY - Deloris Marie Schoepflin died Oct. 27, 2008, at her home in Michigan Valley. She was 62. She was born April 15, 1946, in Osage City, the daughter of David and Eldora Wright Jenkins. She was raised in Osage City. She graduated from Osage City High School in 1964 and attended Emporia State for a year. She was a homemaker and had worked at the Appanoose School as a kitchen supervisor for 18 years. She was a member of Grace Community Church, Overbrook and a 4-H Leader. On May 30, 1965, she married Dewayne Schoepflin in Osage City. He survives of the home. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Billy Jenkins. Besides her husband, she is survived by four sons, Kenneth Schoepflin, Basehor, Bruce Schoepflin, Osage City, Steven Schoepflin, Cincinnati, Ohio, Timothy Schoepflin, Kansas City, Mo.; four brothers, Tom Jenkins, Lewis Jenkins and Clifford Jenkins all of Osage City, Roy Lee Jenkins, Admire; a sister, Linda Croucher, Osage City; and nine grandchildren. Services were Nov. 1 at Grace Community Church, with burial at Valley Brook Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Deloris Schoepflin Memorial Fund to be designated at a later date and sent in care of Feltner Funeral Chapel, 822 Topeka, Lyndon, KS 66451. (Osage County Herald-Chronicle, November 6, 2008, submitted by Marcina Wall)


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