OSAGE COUNTY, KANSAS

OBITS

Allen, Patricia A. WARREN Nov. 23, 1930 - Feb. 4, 2009

TOPEKA -Patricia A. Allen, Burlingame, died Feb. 4, 2009, at Midland Hospice House, Topeka. She was 78. She was born Nov. 23, 1930, at Topeka, the daughter of Sprague and Sadie Prockish Warren. She grew up in Topeka, and attended the Topeka schools. She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Osage City; the altar society of the church; and the Ladies Auxiliary of Edward Rowe VFW Post No. 1650, Scranton. She was preceded in death by a son, Robert Motto, in 2008. Survivors include daughters, Carol Myers, Topeka, Madge Allen, Burlington; a son, Richard Motto, Topeka; a sister, Dolores Senior, Hutto, Texas; a brother, John Warren, Hemet, Calif.; five grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial was Feb. 11, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Osage City. Burial followed at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Flush. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Patrick's Catholic Church or Midland Hospice Care, and sent in care of Carey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 196, Burlingame, KS 66413. (Osage County Herlad-Chronicle, February 12, 2009, submitted by Marcina Wall)

Bartee, Charles Steven Sept. 28, 1955 - Feb. 13, 2009

OSAGE CITY - Charles Steven Bartee died Feb. 13, 2009, at his home in Osage City. He was 53. He was born Sept. 28, 1955, in Osage City, the son of Charles and Barbara Sturm Bartee. He lived all his life in Osage County. He graduated from Osage City High School in 1973. He was a welder for Sauders Custom Fabrication in Emporia for 15 years. He later went to nursing school in Emporia, becoming a nurse in 1991. He worked in several nursing homes and had currently worked at Kansas Neurological Institute, in Topeka, for 10 years He was married to Lorene Davis for 20 years and they divorced. He married Rita Faye Wainwright, Sept. 9, 1998, in Osage County. She survives of the home. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, parents, and a grandson, Jackie Lee Jenkins. Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Julie Marie Jenkins, Osage City, and Christina Sue Gatewood, Harrisburg, Pa.; two sons, Benjamin Andrew Bartee, Lyndon, and Charles Lee Gatewood, Mobile, Ala.; a sister, Norma L. Prost, Carbondale; three grandchildren, JuLinda Lee Jenkins, Osage City, Gabreil Andrew Bartee-Beck and Allyssa Marie Beck, both of Americus. Services were to be 10 a.m. Feb. 19, at the South Knollwood Baptist Church, Topeka. Burial was to follow at Alpine Cemetery, north of Melvern Lake. Memorial contributions may be made to Midland Hospice and sent in care of VanArsdale Funeral Chapel, 107 N. Sixth, Osage City, KS 66523. (Osage County Herlad-Chronicle, February 19, 2009, submitted by Marcina Wall)

Bolene, Reva Frances MARSHALL Aug. 7, 1914 - Feb. 18, 2009

OSAGE CITY-Reva Frances (Marshall) Bolene died Feb. 18, 2009. She was 94. She was born Aug. 7, 1914, the daughter of James Arthur and Mary Frances (Boisson) Marshall. She attended rural schools in Kansas, graduating from Reading High School. She attended Emporia State Teachers College. She taught in rural schools in Kansas including Osage County Rural 81, Wabaunsee, and Leavenworth counties and Wichita USD 259. During World War II, she was employed at the Boeing Aircraft Company, Wichita, as a foreman in the functional test laboratory for B-29's. She was a charter member and participated in many mission and ministries of the Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church, Wichita. She married Leon A. Bolene, July 3, 1941. He died Jan. 8, 1997. Survivors include two sons, Max E. Bolene, Charlotte, N.C., and Bruce M. Bolene and wife, Cynthia, Santa Fe, N.M.; granddaughter, Julie, Los Angeles, Calif.; brother, James E. Marshall and wife, Virgini, Topeka; and a sister, Irene (Marshall) Martin, El Paso, Texas. Memorial services will be held at a later date at Osage City Cemetery. (Osage County Herlad-Chronicle, February 26, 2009, submitted by Marcina Wall)

Bowers, Roy Edward Dec. 25, 1940 - Feb. 13, 2009

TOPEKA-Roy Edward Bowers, Eskridge, died Feb. 13, 2009, at Stormont Vail Hospital, Topeka. He was 68. He was born Dec. 25, 1940, at Topeka, the son of George Thomas and Rosalie Margaret Jacob Bowers. He grew up in the Eskridge community and graduated from Eskridge High School in 1959. He had lived all his life in Eskridge. He worked for the Kansas Department of Transportation, at Eskridge, for 37 years. He and his wife, Shery, delivered the Topeka Capital Journal in Eskridge. He was a member of the Catholic faith and served many years on the Eskridge Volunteer Fire Department and Eskridge City Council. He married Sheryl Gunterman, Sept. 15, 1978, at Emporia. She survives of the home. He was preceded in death by his parents; a. brother, Pat; sister, Cecelia; and by two grandchildren, Christopher and Allison Masters. Besides his wife, he is survived by four sons, Bruce Bowers, Harveyville, James Masters, Council Grove, Calvin Masters, Lebo, and Alan Bowers, Waverly; two daughters, Marce Quaney, Burlingame, and Margaret Bayless, Topeka; three brothers, George Bowers, Montana, Lawrence Bowers, Idaho, and Robert Bowers, Eskridge; three sisters, Frances Eastman, Colorado, Katie Willard, Idaho, and Helen Converse, Texas; and 16 grandchildren. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Feb. 21, at the Eskridge Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple St., St. Marys, KS 66536. (Osage County Herlad-Chronicle, February 19, 2009, submitted by Marcina Wall)

Brock, Fannie LANE Aug. 12, 1914 - March 4, 2009

EUREKA - Fannie E. Brock died March 4, 2009, at Greenwood County Hospital, Eureka. She was 94. She was born Aug. 12, 1914, at Peterton, the daughter of Clarence Eugene and Bessie Sue (Thomas) Lane. She attended school at Peterton. She married Ray F. Brock, March 7, 1935. He preceded her in death on Sept. 30, 1997. They made their farming homes in the Osage City and Burlington areas and retired in Osage City. In 2000, she moved to the Gran Villas in Osage City and then in 2005 moved to Medical Lodge, Eureka. Besides her husband, she was also preceded in death by a son, Larry Brock; a grandson, Robert Brock; and three brothers, Lawrence Lane, Albert Lane and Clarence James Lane. She is survived by her daughter, Bonnie Shelton and husband, Jerry, Shell Knob, Mo.; a daughter-in-law, Joneal Brock, Eureka; a grandson, Brian Brock, Independence, Mo.; a granddaughter, Joanne Waldner and husband, Bruce, Waverly; a great-grandson; a great granddaughter; two greatgreat- grandchildren; a sister, Judy Lawrence, Dardenne Prairie, Mo.; and a brother, Donald Lane, Eagan, Minn. Services were March 7, at VanArsdale Funeral Chapel, Osage City. Memorial contributions may be made to the Fannie E. Brock Memorial Fund to be designated at a later date and sent in care of VanArsdale Funeral Chapel, 107 N. 6th, Osage City, KS 66523. (Osage County Herlad-Chronicle, March 12, 2009, submitted by Marcina Wall)

Bryan, Charles E. Jan. 10, 1928 - Jan. 5, 2009

LAFAYETTE, Ind.-Charles E. Bryan died Jan. 5, 2009, at Lafayette Home Hospital. He was 80. He was born Jan. 10, 1928 in Melvern, the son of William J. and Sylvia F. (Sell) Bryan. He married Evelyn E. Claar May 28, 1948, at Topeka. She survives of the home. He was an Army veteran, serving in Korea in communications and was discharged in 1953. He received his bachelor of education in 1954 from Kansas State University, a masters of education in 1962 from Montana State and a PhD of education in 1975 from Purdue University. He was active in the National Education Association and was past president of the Tippecanoe Teachers Association. He taught the last 19 years of his 42-year career at Battle Ground Elementary until retiring from teaching in 1990. He began his teaching career in Kansas in 1945 at age 17 in a one-room schoolhouse. He was a participant in an ongoing study of the impact of Celiac disease on Alzheimer's. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Carl Bryan; and a sister, Nina May Kiefer. Besides his wife, he is survived by sons and spouses, Charles S., and Jan Bryan, West Lafayette, Ind., and David and Natasha Bryan, Lafayette, Ind.; a daughter and husband, Donna and Larry Akers, Clarksville, Ohio; and brothers and spouses, Bill and Eugenia Bryan, Lawrence, and James D. and Laurel Bryan, Scranton. Services were Jan. 10, 2009, with private family burial. Memorial contributions may be made to Mayo Clinic Alzheimer's Disease Research Center and sent to the Hartzler-Clapper Funeral Home, P.O. Box 509, Brookston, Ind. 47923. (Osage County Herlad-Chronicle, February 12, 2009, submitted by Marcina Wall)

Button, Jean Stodard -Feb. 2, 2009

BETHESDA, Md.-Jean Stodard Button died Feb. 2, 2009, at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Md. She was 83. She was born in Topeka, and received a master's degree from the University of Kansas. She served as a Foreign Service spouse with her husband, the late Jack Blair Button in Baghdad, Iraq, Berlin, Germany, Tel Aviv, Israel, and Tokyo, Japan. She is survived by a sister, Edith Stodard Weigand; four children and spouses, Alexander and Hanna Button, Cambridge, England, Van Tries and Kerry Button, Kensington, Md., Margaret Button Nosco, San Pedro, Calif., Jonathan Button, San Diego, Calif.; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. (Osage County Herlad-Chronicle, February 12, 2009, submitted by Marcina Wall)

Carlson, Robert Sr. Aug. 21, 1929 - Feb. 27, 2009

TOPEKA - Robert L. "Bob" Carlson, Sr, Osage City, died Feb. 27, 2009, at St. Francis Hospital, Topeka. He was 79. He was born on Aug. 21, 1929 in Osage County, the son of Fred and Jessie L. Newman Carlson. He graduated from Osage City High School in 1947. He received a certificate in small engines from Kaw Valley Vo Tech. He worked in construction and ran Carlson and Sons yard mowing business. He lived all his life in Osage County. He married Wilma Agnes Hasty, Dec. 14, 1948, in Lyndon. She survives. He was preceded in death by a grandchild, Conrad Carlson; three great-grandchildren, Emma and Gracie Dorr and Angel Brown; three brothers, Fred, Bill, Paul; and three sisters, Ruth Carlson, Wilma Gilliland and Judy Magnuson. Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Stella Dorr and Bernadine and husband, Phil Faulkner, both of Osage City; four sons, Larry and wife, Deb Carlson, Danny and wife, Betty Carlson, both of Topeka, Alan Carlson, and fiancée, Patty, Robert and wife, Julie Carlson, Jr., both of Osage City; seven sisters, June Workman, Burlingame, Anna Lane and Ida Weltha, both of Osage City, Mary Morris, Rose Hill, Sue Droegemeier, Reading, Jennie Benton, Bullard, Texas, Sharon Coats, Crowley, Texas; three brothers, Jerry Carlson, Olathe, Charles Carlson and Richard Carlson, both of Osage City; sixteen grandchildren; nineteen greatgrandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. Services were March 3, at the First Presbyterian Church, Osage City. Memorial contributions may be made to the Robert L. Carlson, Sr. memorial fund and sent in care of VanArsdale Funeral Chapel, 107 N. 6th, Osage City, KS 66523. (Osage County Herlad-Chronicle, March 5, 2009, submitted by Marcina Wall)

Colley, Vera V. CORBOLOTTI April 19, 1911 - Feb. 3, 2009

TOPEKA-Vera V. Colley, Topeka, died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009, at Plaza West Regional Health Center. She was 97. She was born in Osage City, April 19, 1911, the daughter of Abraham and Mary Milano Corbolotti. She attended Osage City Schools and Strickler's Business College, Topeka. She was employed as a secretary in Lincoln, Neb., Detroit, Michigan, and Topeka. She retired from Farmers Home Administration, in Topeka. She was a member of Central Church of Christ in Topeka; American Legion Auxiliary of Robert Heizer Post 198, Osage City, and National Association of Retired Federal Employees. She married James Colley July 24, 1943, at Troy, Mich. They moved to Osage City in 1944, and she assisted her husband in several business ventures. They moved to Topeka in 1970. She was preceded in death by her husband; two sisters, Helen Reifschnedier, Madeline Hulse; and two brothers, Joseph Corbolotti and Frank Corbolotti. Survivors include three sons, James Colley Jr., Manhattan, Robert Colley and Michael Colley, Topeka; one brother, Ralph Corbolotti, Dayton, Ohio; five granddaughters; three grandsons and 10 great-grandchildren. Services were Feb. 6, 2009, at Penwell-Gabel Mid Town Chapel, and burial followed at Osage City Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Central Church of Christ, 1250 College, Topeka, Kansas 66606, or to the charity of one's choice. (Osage County Herlad-Chronicle, February 12, 2009, submitted by Marcina Wall)

Combs, Arlie Glen Sept. 3, 1946 - Feb. 9, 2009

TOPEKA-Arlie Glen Combs, Auburn, died Feb. 9, 2009, at Midland Hospice House, Topeka. He was 62. He was born Sept. 3, 1946, at Holton, the son of Howard and Dorothy Hiner Combs. He graduated from Soldier High School in 1964 and worked for Sellers Equipment for 35 years before retiring in August 2008. He was a member of the Auburn Lions Club and Auburn Helping Hands. He coached Auburn girls' softball, and enjoyed woodworking, fishing, and helping other people. He is survived by his wife, Karen Sue Combs, of the home; three daughters Kathie Ross, Topeka, Kris Roberts, Mustang, Okla., and Nicole Baker, Wamego; three sisters, Vi Sklenicka, Burlington, Charlotte Baker, Electra, Texas, and Charolene Callahan, Mt. Vernon, Wash.; three brothers, Kenny Hiner, Holton, Lyle Combs, Burlington, and Richard Combs, Tulsa; and seven grandchildren. His parents and an older brother, Willard Combs, preceded him in death. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 12, and funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 13, both at the Auburn Community Center. Burial will be in Auburn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Midland Hospice Care or Auburn Helping Hands, in care of Carey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 196, Burlingame, KS 66413. (Osage County Herlad-Chronicle, February 12, 2009, submitted by Marcina Wall)

Cooper, Harold Jan. 9, 1915 - Feb. 2, 2009

TOPEKA-Harold Cooper, Overbrook, died Feb. 2, 2009, at Stormont-Vail Hospital, Topeka. He was 94. He was born Jan. 9, 1915, at Overbrook, the son of Blair N. and May (Penn) Cooper. He graduated from Overbrook Rural High School. He was involved with the North Osage 4-H Club during his youth. He farmed west of Overbrook before moving to Colorado in 1945. He worked for Gates Rubber and Tire Products in Colorado. He retired in 1978, moved to Arizona, and lived in the Mesa area before returning to Overbrook several years ago. He married Edith Casebier Jan. 9, 1940, at Council Grove. She died in 1998. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Kenneth and Dean. He is survived by numerous nieces and nephews who include Connie Fairchild, Topeka. He was cremated. Burial will be held at a later date at Overbrook Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Overbrook Library and sent in care of Davidson Funeral Home, Topeka. (Osage County Herlad-Chronicle, February 12, 2009, submitted by Marcina Wall)

Davis, Georgia E. Tyson GRIFFIN Feb. 22, 1929 - Feb. 2, 2009

TOPEKA -Georgia E. Tyson Davis, Burlingame, died Feb. 2, 2009, at a Topeka hospital. She was 79. She was born Feb.22, 1929, at Burlingame, the daughter of Granville and Ethel McMurdo Griffin. She attended the Burlingame and Pomona schools. She was a homemaker and a caregiver and had worked at the Santa Fe Trail Nursing Center, Burlingame. She attended Grace Assembly Church, Burlingame, where she was song leader and taught Sunday school. She did volunteer gospel singing at area nursing homes and volunteered as a grandma at the Burlingame grade school. She was a member of the MI Group of Singers, and the Fairplain Grange. She married James Willis Tyson in 1947. He died in 1975. She married Charles Davis in 1977. He survives of the home. She was also preceded in death by two grandsons, Todd Allen Mundy and Troy Allen Tyson, and a brother, Gary Griffin. She is also survived by two daughters, Helen and Calvin Mundy, and Ilene Tyson Reid, both of Burlingame; three sons, James and Alice Tyson, Americus, Randy Tyson, Osage City, and Steven and Amy Tyson, Burlingame; two step-daughters, Cindy McAdoo, Muskogee, Okla., and Nancy Rose, Delia; a step-son, Michel Davis, Topeka; six sisters, Marie, Doris, Lola, Iva Jean, Lelia, and Patsy; two brothers, Granville Jr. and David Griffin; 18 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, and six step-great grandchildren. Services were held Feb. 6 at Grace Assembly Church, Burlingame, with burial at Burlingame Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Assembly Church or Burlingame First Responders, and sent in care of Carey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 196, Burlingame, KS 66413. (Osage County Herlad-Chronicle, February 12, 2009, submitted by Marcina Wall)

Elmore, Marlie "Nikki" Rae KAIN July 18, 1960 - Feb. 10, 2009

TOPEKA-Marlie Rae Elmore, Osage City, died Feb. 10, 2009, at Stormont Vail Hospital, Topeka. She was 48. She was born July 18, 1960, at Sutherland, Neb., the daughter of Edwin Charles Kraft and Ruth Florence Kain. She married Timmy Allen Elmore, Oct. 15, 1983, at Chanute. He survives of the home. She was a member of the St. Patrick Catholic Church, Osage City. Besides her husband she is survived by two daughters, Jessica Williams, Topeka, and Jennifer Elmore, Osage City; one son, Danny Elmore, Burlington; her mother, Ruth Gartner, Great, Neb.; father, Ed Kraft, Roscoe, Neb.; one sister, Kim and Calvin Fraser, Brule, Neb.; one brother, Dean Kraft, Cheyenne, Wyo.; and five grandchildren, Angel, Ivy and Jada Elmore and Emma and A.J. Williams. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Feb. 20, at VanArsdale Funeral Chapel, Osage City. Burial will follow at Barclay Cemetery south of Osage City. Memorial contributions may be made to the Marlie Rae Elmore Memorial Fund and sent in care of the VanArsdale Funeral Chapel, 107 N. Sixth, Osage City, KS 66523. (Osage County Herlad-Chronicle, February 19, 2009, submitted by Marcina Wall)

Germonprez, John Aug. 9, 1939 - Feb. 26, 2009

OSKALOOSA - John Thomas "Jack" Germonprez, 69, Topeka, died Feb. 26, 2009, at Hickory Pointe Care and Rehabilitation. He was 69. He was born Aug. 9, 1939, in Topeka, the son of Joseph H. and Dorothy I. Ingenthron Germonprez. He was a master sergeant in the Kansas Air National Guard before he retired. He was a member of St. Matthew Catholic Church. He married Louise Ann Pepper, Oct. 6, 1962, in Bedford, Mass. She survives of the home. Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Mark Adam Germonprez, Huntsville, Ala., three daughters, Deborah Ann Bodine and husband, Bob, Lyndon, Patricia Jean Powell and husband, John, Gardner, Karen Lee Brown and husband, Kevin, Moorpark, Calif.; three brothers, Raymond Germonprez and wife, Judy, Neenah, Wisc, Gerald Germonprez and wife, Sharon, Topeka, Robert Germonprez and wife, Lois, Jesup, Ga.; two sisters, Barbara Boatwright and husband, Marvin, Greenwood, S.C., Rebecca Germonprez, Acton, Mass.; and 11 grandchildren. He donated his body to The University of Kansas Medical Center for medical research. A memorial service with military honors by the Kansas Air National Guard was March 2, at Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home. Burial will be at a later date at Mount Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research and sent in care of the Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home, 800 SW 6th Ave, Topeka, KS 66603. (Osage County Herlad-Chronicle, March 5, 2009, submitted by Marcina Wall)

Graika, Rodney Flinn Dec. 7, 1957 - Feb. 18, 2009

OTTAWA-Rodney Flinn Graika, Ottawa, died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009, at his home. He was 51. He was born Dec. 7, 1957, in Hettinger, N.D., the son of David and Ruth Feather Graika. He lived in Quenemo from 1984 until 1990, when he moved to Ottawa and worked as a roofer. He is survived by his parents, Ottawa; one sister, Sally Carson, Salem, Ore.; and five brothers, Murlin Graika, Jeff Graika, Garrett Graika, Tavis Graika, all of Ottawa, and Avery Graika, Topeka. He was preceded in death by one sister, Valerie Kay Graika, and one brother, Darius Graika. Graveside services were Feb. 20 at Highland Cemetery, Ottawa. Feltner Funeral Home, Lyndon, was in charge of arrangements. (Osage County Herlad-Chronicle, February 26, 2009, submitted by Marcina Wall)

Grant, George Feb. 2, 1926 - Feb. 22, 2009

KANSAS CITY-George Grant died Feb. 22, 2009. He was 83. He was born Feb. 2, 1926, at Kansas City, the son of Richard and Mary Grant. He served in the U.S. Navy in World War II and the Korean Conflict. He married Mary Ann Bundy, Sept. 2, 1950, at Jacksonville, Fla. She survives of the home. He retired from the Kansas Department of Transportation. He and his wife owned and operated M&G Products and Sunflower Trading, Lyndon. He was a member of Holy Name Catholic Church, American Legion, the Topeka Bowling Association, and was inducted into the Topeka Bowlers Hall of Fame. He was a Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus and a charter member of Council No. 8059. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Jeri Nine; a brother, Richard; and three sisters, Elizabeth, Margaret, and Catherine. Besides his wife, he is survived by his children, Allyson Morand and husband, Michael, League City, Texas, Carla Ervin and husband, Wayne, Alma, Teri Warner and husband, Steve, Topeka, Christine Santy and husband, Allan, Concord, Vt., Greg Grant and wife, Retia, Fontana, Mary Beth Grant and husband, Ray King, Topeka; son-in-law, Terry Nine, Philippi, W.V.; brothers, James Grant and wife, Elizabeth, Overland Park, John Grant and wife, Maria, Junction City; 18 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial was to be Feb. 26, at Mater Dei Holy Name. Burial was to follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Catholic Hospice or Shriners Children's Hospital and sent in care of Kevin Brennan Family Funeral Home, 2801 S.W. Urish Road, Topeka, KS 66614. (Osage County Herlad-Chronicle, February 26, 2009, submitted by Marcina Wall)

Keller, Roger Wesley Dec. 25, 1943 - Feb. 24, 2009

EMPORIA-Roger Wesley Keller, of Elmdale, died Feb. 24, 2009, at Newman Regional Health, Emporia. He was 65. He was born Dec. 25, 1943, in Reading, the son of Charles Mingle and Marie Isabel (VanSickle) Keller. He married Selma Thompson on Aug. 1, 1964, in Elmdale. She survives of the home. Other survivors include his mother, Marie Isabel Keller, Emporia; daughters, Sandy Dorsey and her husband, Matt, Cottonwood Falls, and Roxie Sneath and her husband, Brent, Inman; brothers, Melvin Keller, Meriden, and Marvin Keller, Osage City; and grandchildren, Gabe, Eli and Mayah Dorsey, Cottonwood Falls, and Flint, C.K. and Kassie Sneath, Inman. He was preceded in death by his father and a brother, Charles G. Keller. He was a pipeliner for 32 years with Cities Service Gas Company and Williams Natural Gas before he retired 10 years ago. He was a member of the Emporia First United Methodist Church. He served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam in the 1011th Supply and Service Company 1968-1969. He also was a member of V.F.W. Post 1980 and American Legion Post #5, both in Emporia. Service was held at the Saffordville United Methodist Church Feb. 28, conducted by Pastor Lori Schwilling and Pastor Frank Dorsey. Burial and military honors were at Cottonwood Cemetery, west of Emporia. Memorials have been established for the VFW Post No. 1980 and can be sent in care of Roberts-Blue-Barnett Funeral Home, 605 State St., Emporia, KS 66801. (Osage County Herlad-Chronicle, March 5, 2009, submitted by Marcina Wall)

Kivitter, DeeAnn CAREY June 23, 1940 - Feb. 6, 2009

HOYT-DeeAnn Kivitter died Friday, Feb. 6, 2009, at her home in Hoyt. She was 68. She was born June 23, 1940, at Sheridan, Wyo., the daughter of Bernard R. and Gladys I. Dill Carey. She graduated from Billings Central High School, in Billings, Mont. She had worked at the Youth Center at Topeka (YCAT), and later in the dietary department at St. Francis Hospital. She married Richard Theodore Kivitter, December 1966, at Burlingame. He died in 1998. Survivors include a daughter, Theo D. Barger, and her husband, Tom, Hoyt; a brother, Michael Brookshire, Hoyt; and two grandchildren, Courtney and Cody Barger. Services were Feb. 11, at Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, Hoyt. Burial followed at Hoyt Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Second Chance Animal Rescue Society (SCARS), and sent in care of Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, P.O. Box 280, Hoyt, KS 66440. (Osage County Herlad-Chronicle, February 12, 2009, submitted by Marcina Wall)

Jones, Dona Irene NETTLETON May 31, 1930 - March 6, 2009

OVERBROOK -Dona Irene Jones died March 6, 2009, at Brookside Manor, Overbrook. She was 78. She was born on May 31, 1930, in Lyndon, the daughter of Eugene and Mildred Duff Nettleton. She lived most her life in Lyndon. She was at Brookside Manor for the last two years. Dona worked as a telephone operator from 1948 to 1962, worked for the Gas Service Company from 1962 to 1971 and for the U.S. Postal Service from 1972 until 1992. She was a former member of the Lyndon United Presbyterian Church, the Order of the Eastern Star and the Home Demonstration Unit. She married Orbin Jones on Oct. 10, 1949, in Lyndon. She is survived by a son, Lance Jones and wife, Jeannine, Vassar; a daughter, Linda Jones and husband, Fred, Parkville, Mo.; a brother, Frank Nettleton and wife, Lee, Lyndon; two sisters, Verna Greer, and Lorraine Stevens and husband, Al, all of Lyndon; five grandchildren, Morganne and Tedi Jones-Sanchez, and Brandon, Ryan and Travis Jones; and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Orbin, on May 17, 1999, and by a sister, Joanne Tipton. Memorial services were held March 10 at Feltner Funeral Chapel, Lyndon. Burial was at Lyndon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Disease Foundation, American Cancer Society or the American Diabetes Association and sent in care of the funeral home. (Osage County Herlad-Chronicle, March 12, 2009, submitted by Marcina Wall)

Moore, Alma Mary ALFRED May 12, 1925 - March 4, 2009

BALDWIN CITY - Alma Mary Moore, Overbrook, died March 4, 2009, in a Baldwin City nursing home. She was 83. She was born May 12, 1925, in Pensacola, Fla., the daughter of William and Rita Marie (Jourdan) Alfred. She graduated from Pensacola High School in 1943. She married Ronald Moore on June 3, 1949, in Pensacola. As a military wife, she lived in several cities until moving to Kansas in 1966. She moved to the Overbrook area in 1969. She worked several years at the University of Kansas, where she transported handicapped students. She was an avid Jayhawk fan. She was an accomplished bowler, receiving many awards and trophies. She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church and the Altar Society. She is survived by her husband, of the home; a daughter, Jane Gunther and her husband, Sam, Lawrence; two sons, Ron Moore Jr. and his spouse, Debbi, Olathe, and John Moore and his spouse, Karen, Monument, Colo.; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Thomas Alan Moore, in 1974. Services were March 7 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, northeast of Overbrook. Burial was at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Ottawa. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Francis of Assisi Church and can be sent in care of Greenwood-Roberts Funeral Home, P.O. Box 268, Overbrook, KS 66524. (Osage County Herlad-Chronicle, March 12, 2009, submitted by Marcina Wall)

Newton, Helen M. GERAGHTY Oct. 18, 1925 - Feb. 24, 2009

EMPORIA-Helen M. Newton, Reading, died Feb. 24, 2009, at Presbyterian Manor, in Emporia. She was 83. She was born Oct. 18, 1925, at Osage City, the daughter of William and Mary Watson Geraghty. She graduated from Reading High School in 1943. She married Kenneth E. Newton Sr. Aug. 4, 1946, in Reading. He died July 12, 2005. They worked at Newton Service Station, Reading. She worked at KCP&L and Winter Furniture during World War II. She worked over 30 years for the U.S. Post Office in Reading, and was postal officer in charge at Americus and Hartford. She was a 4-H leader, Reading Alumni officer, and member and officer of Reading Civic Club. She was active in the Altar Society and member of Church of the Assumption, in Reading, and later attended Sacred Heart Catholic Church, in Emporia. Survivors include a son, Kenneth E. Newton Jr., and his wife, Mary Ann, Reading; two daughters, Teresa Arb and her husband, Rex, Melvern, and Cheryl Welch and her husband, Dan, Osawatomie; two sisters, Kathryn Mounkes and her husband, Ken, Phoenix, Ariz., and Margaret Greer and her husband, Jack, Emporia; a brother, Pat Geraghty and his wife, Betty, Emporia; eight grandchildren and their spouses, Janell and Bill Kewley, Mark and Janella Newton, Jill and Brian Barnhardt, Jaime and Paul Haessig, Joe and Heidi Arb, Amanda and Todd Applegate, Wade Welch and Greg Welch; and five great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Wayne and Jim. Mass of Christian Burial was Feb. 28, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Osage City. Burial followed at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, in Reading.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or for Alzheimer's research and can be sent in care of Jones VanArsdale Funeral Home, P.O. Box 43, Lebo, KS 66856. (Osage County Herlad-Chronicle, March 5, 2009, submitted by Marcina Wall)

Perry, William J. Nov. 18, 1925 - Feb. 21, 2009

TOPEKA - William J. "Bill" Perry, Wakarusa, died Feb. 21, 2009, at a Topeka care facility. He was 83. He was born Nov. 18, 1925, at Scranton, the son of William G. and Laura Laidler Perry. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a tech sergeant and saw duty in Rhineland and Central Europe. He was a rural letter carrier for the Wakarusa Post Office, and retired after 23 years of service with the U.S. Postal Service. He also farmed. He served eight years on the Auburn-Washburn USD 437 Board of Education, and was Sexton of Shawnee Center Cemetery for over 50 years. He was a member of the Wakarusa Presbyterian Church, the Rural Letter Carriers Association, American Legion Post No. 1, Topeka, and the Edward Rowe VFW Post No. 2709, Scranton. During his retirement was been a volunteer for Pauline Central Elementary School, and was awarded the J.C. Penny Volunteer Award. He married Helene Cazier June 8, 1947, at the Wakarusa Presbyterian Church. She survives of the home. He was preceded in death by a sister, Elaine Wilson. Besides his wife he is survived by three children, Greg and Kathy Perry, Plano, Texas, Don and Chris Perry, Wichita, and Ruth Ann and Tom Marstall, Wakarusa; a brother, Bruce and Sharon Perry and wife, Sharon, Webster City, Iowa; a sister, Sherry and Morris Mercer, Carbondale; and five grandchildren, Traci Perry, Drew Perry, Lindsey Perry, Clinton Marstall, and Bethany Marstall. Cremation is planned. Inurnment will be in Shawnee Center Cemetery, Wakarusa. A celebration of his life will be 11 a.m. Feb. 28, at the Wakarusa Presbyterian Church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wakarusa Presbyterian Church and sent in care of Carey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 196, Burlingame, KS 66413. (Osage County Herlad-Chronicle, February 26, 2009, submitted by Marcina Wall)

Pinick, Mary E. STROHM Feb. 3, 1928 - March 3, 2009

TOPEKA - Mary E. Pinick, formerly of Burlingame, died March 3, 2009, at a Topeka hospital. She was 81. She was born Feb. 3, 1928, near Auburn, the daughter of William H. and Nina E. Faust Strohm. She graduated from Burlingame High School in 1945. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Burlingame Federated Church, and attended Lakeview Church of the Nazarene, while in Topeka. She married Marion Pinick June 19, 1946, at her parent's home, near Auburn. He survives of the home. They moved to Topeka in 2005. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Lester Strohm, and a granddaughter, Kimberly Pinick. Besides her husband, she is survived by two sons, Gary Pinick and wife, Jean, Basehor, and David Pinick and wife, Marie, Topeka; a brother, Dean Strohm and wife, Carolyn, Burlingame; four grandchildren, James and Melissa Pinick, Brian Pinick and wife, Rachael, and Stacy Canfield and husband, Bryce; and two step-grandchildren, Brian and Heath O'Campo. Services were March 6, at the Burlingame Federated Church. Burial followed at Burlingame Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Burlingame Federated Church or the Burlingame Historical Preservation Society, and sent in care of Carey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 196, Burlingame, KS 66413. (Osage County Herlad-Chronicle, March 12, 2009, submitted by Marcina Wall)

Richardson, Dale Dec 20,1936 - Feb 28,2009

CARTHAGE, Mo. - Dale Lester Richardson died Feb 28, 2009, at his home. He was 72. He was born Dec 20,1936, at Melvern, the son of Marvin Booker and Mary Inez Holloway Richardson. He grew up in the Melvern community and graduated from Melvern High School. He worked for Santa Fe Railroad offices for 33 years and also farmed near Scranton for 42 years. He married Lorraine Barbara Booth on May 4,1958 at Osage City. She survives of the home. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Thayer; a sister, Evelyn; and a daughter, Kim Banks. Besides his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Julie Richardson Lassley, Lawrence; a son-in-law, Richard Banks, Denver, Colo.; a brother, Gaylord Richardson, Scranton; four sisters, Betty Bumgardner, Plattville Wisc. Addie Hoffsommer, Overbrook; Lois Maine, Olivet, Cheryl Valliquett, Ozark, Ark.; and four grandchildren, Jessica Chamberlin, Kansas City, Justin Chamberlin, Andrea and Nathan Lassley, Lawrence; two greatgrandchildren, Alexis Ediger and Mason Chamberlin, Lawrence. A celebration of life service was March 7. His remains were donated to medical science. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice. (Osage County Herlad-Chronicle, March 5, 2009, submitted by Marcina Wall)

Rieck, Wilma Marie HUSTON May 25, 1930 - Feb. 5, 2009

ROLLA-Wilma Marie Rieck, formerly of Overbrook, died Feb. 5, 2009. She was 78. She was born in Topeka May 25, 1930, the daughter of Earl and Zetha (Wray) Huston. She grew up as a farm girl in rural Franklin and Douglas counties. She attended Centennial Grade School and graduated from Appanoose High School. She married Thomas W. Rieck April 21, 1963, at Chapman. He died Sept. 27, 2003. She worked as a short order cook, waitress and store clerk. She was president of the Anderson-Raible Post No. 239 American Legion Auxiliary. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Howard Huston. Survivors include a daughter, Dawn Hart and her husband Robert, Rolla; a brother, Kenneth Huston; a sister, Virginia Taylor; and a sister-in-law, Adelia Huston, all of Overbrook; two granddaughters, Ashly Hart and Alexandra Hart; and a grandson, Krystufer Hart. Graveside services were held Feb. 10 at Appanoose Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Appanoose Museum and sent in care of Greenwood-Roberts Funeral Home, Box 268, Overbrook, KS 66524. (Osage County Herlad-Chronicle, February 12, 2009, submitted by Marcina Wall)

Schrader, Stephen Gerald July 11, 1938 - Feb. 8, 2009

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -Stephen Gerald Schrader, Madison, died Feb. 8, 2009, at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, Mo. He was 70. He was born July 11, 1938, in rural Osage County, the son of Helen Irene Markley and Homer Leroy Schrader.He taught at Leon, Eureka, The College of Emporia and Madison High School. He earned a Bachelor of Science in education, May 1960, and a Master of Science degree, in August 1966, from the Teachers College of Emporia. He married Dorothy Ann Schwab on Aug. 21, 1960. She survives. He was preceded in death by two siblings, Leroy Schrader and Eva Lee Alvis. Besides his wife, he is survived six children, Stephen Schrader Jr., Wichita, John Schrader, Wichita, James Schrader, Greenwood, Mo., Marla Goddard, Salina, Maria Bahr, Ft. Scott, Matthew Schrader, McPherson; two siblings, Wayne Schrader, Osage City, Margaret Kerr, Emporia; and 14 grandchildren. Services were to be Feb.12, at the Lamont Apostolic Christian Church. Burial was to follow at Lamont Apostolic Christian Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Madison Educational Assistance Fund and sent in care of Jones Funeral Home, P.O. Box 277, Burlington, KS 66839. (Osage County Herlad-Chronicle, February 12, 2009, submitted by Marcina Wall)

Schrempp, John L. Aug. 24, 1952 - Feb. 10, 2009

TOPEKA - John L. Schrempp, Topeka, died Feb. 10, 2009, at his home. He was 56. He was born Aug. 24, 1952, at Topeka, the son of Donald and Clara (Ellis) Schrempp. He was a carpenter for various construction companies in the Topeka area. He was a member of Mater Dei Parish's Assumption Church. He married Christine M. Tasset Dec. 2, 1978, at Assumption Church. She survives of the home. He was preceded in death by his father, Donald Schrempp, and stepfather, Harry Reece. Besides his wife, he is survived by his mother; two sons, Joseph Schrempp and his wife, Trevi, Topeka, and Dominic Schrempp of the home; two daughters, Jennifer Schrempp, and her fiancé, Fred Davis, Columbia, Mo., and Anna Schrempp and her companion, Jordan Perkins, Topeka; two brothers, Gerald Schrempp, Topeka, and Wally Schrempp, Maple Hill; a sister, Mindee Reece, Topeka; and eight grandchildren, Parker, Joey Jr., Kailee, Xavier, Dakota, Maxwell, Gage and Miriam. He was cremated. Inurnment was at Lynn Creek Cemetery at Berryton. Memorial contributions may be made to Midland Hospice Care and sent in care of Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home, 800 SW 6th Ave., Topeka, KS 66603. (Osage County Herlad-Chronicle, February 26, 2009, submitted by Marcina Wall)

Sherry, Helen Louise CARLAT Sept. 22, 1918 - Feb. 7, 2009

ALLIANCE, Neb. - Helen Louise (Carlat) Sherry died Feb. 7, 2009. She was 90. She was born Sept. 22, 1918, in Auburn, the daughter of Lee Roy and Martha Rebecca Carlat. She was a long time resident both of Burlingame, and Manhattan. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Louis Carlat; a daughter, Carolyn Louise (Sherry) Crow; her husband, Tom W. Sherry; and husband, Clifford Bronson. She is survived by two daughters, Kathleen (Sherry) Wilcoxson, Inverness , Fla., and Norma Jean (Sherry) Lutz, Tulsa, Okla.; a son, Thomas Michael Sherry, Scottsbluff, Neb.; a brother Russell Dale Carlat, Tecumseh; and seven grandchildren. Services will be 2 p.m. March 14, at Auburn Presbyterian Church, Saturday. Memorial contributions may be made to Prairie Haven Hospice, Two West 42nd, Suite 2300, Scottsbluff, NE 69361. (Osage County Herlad-Chronicle, February 19, 2009, submitted by Marcina Wall)

Smith, Doloris Nadine BLAND June 23, 1929 - Feb. 23, 2009

OTTAWA - Doloris Nadine (Bland) Robson Smith, Ottawa, died Feb. 23, 2009, at Ottawa Retirement Village. She was 79. She was born June 23, 1929, in Robinson, the daughter of Sylvia Esther (Davidson) and Orville C. Bland. She attended elementary school and two years of high school in Robinson. She moved to Topeka and graduated from Topeka High School in 1947. She married Burt Amos Robson, an Army officer who lost his life in the Korean War. She married Floyd Franklin Smith on Sept. 10, 1955, in Topeka. She worked for Hallmark Cards, Topeka, in the 1940s. She was a fulltime mother, wife and homemaker for 25 years. She worked at the Clinic Pharmacy in the 1970s, and was deputy register of deeds, Franklin County, for nine years. In recent years, she was employed by the Haley Abstract Company and Croucher Abstract Company. She played bridge, and spent time with her grandchildren. She was a Cub Scout den mother and a Franklin County Cancer Foundation volunteer. She is survived by her husband, of Ottawa; a daughter, Jane Ann Chako and her husband, Andrew, Bar Nunn, Wyo.; two sons, Mark Smith and his wife, Wanda, Ottawa, and Brian Smith and his wife, Nancy, Shawnee Mission; a sister, Alice McMurdo, Topeka; five grandchildren, Casey Cole and his wife, Tracey, Tyler Smith and his wife, Michelle, Sarah Jean Smith, Dane Frank Smith and Rory Manning Smith; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Creed Max Bland and Tom McConnell. A memorial service was held Feb. 28 at the Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, Ottawa. Burial was in Burlingame Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Franklin County Cancer Foundation, or to Midland Hospice and sent in care of Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, P.O. Box 14, 325 S. Hickory, Ottawa KS 66067. (Osage County Herlad-Chronicle, March 5, 2009, submitted by Marcina Wall)

Snethen, Jack L. March 28, 1932 - Feb. 25, 2009

TOPEKA - Jack L. Snethen, Scranton, died Feb. 25, 2009, at the Topeka Veterans Hospital. He was 76. He was born March 28, 1932 at Pond Creek, Okla., the son of Roy and Ethel Snethen. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a painter for the Santa Fe Railway System, retiring after 44 years of service. He married Doris Irene Gale, in 1952, at Wichita. She survives of the home. Besides his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Paula Stephens, League City, Texas; a son, Donald Lee Snethen, Topeka; and seven grandchildren, Traci, Daniel, Kendra, Jackie, Brittany, Devin and Marina. Services were March 2, at the Scranton United Methodist Church. Burial followed at Scranton Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, and sent in care of Carey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 196, Burlingame, KS 66413. (Osage County Herlad-Chronicle, March 5, 2009, submitted by Marcina Wall)

Viets, Maurice May 24, 1918 - Feb. 27, 2009

TOPEKA - Maurice Charles "Kelly" Viets died Feb. 27, 2009, at Aldersgate Village, Topeka. He was 90. He was born on May 24, 1918, Jefferson County, the son of LeRoy and Charlotte Huckett Viets. He had lived in Kansas City, Mo., and then on a farm between Stilwell and Stanley for many years. He moved north of Lyndon in 1983 and lived there until last year when he moved to Topeka. He was a professional engineer and owned his own firm in Johnson County for 30 years. He served in the National Guard from 1935-1938. He served in the U.S. Army from 1943-1944, with the 110th Engineers, Medical Detachment. He was a member of the Lyndon United Methodist Church, Lions Club, and served on the Experimental Aircraft Aviation foundation board from 1974-1983. He served as director of the Antique and Classic board and served four years as vicepresident. He was inducted into the Antique and Classic Hall of Fame on Nov. 10, 1995. He married Edna Felt, Sept. 3, 1938, in Kansas City, Mo. She survives. Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons, Kelly Viets, Topeka, and John Viets, Kansas City, Mo.; a daughter, Barbara Haberstroh, Olathe; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Services will be 2 p.m. March 5, at Feltner Funeral Chapel, Lyndon. Memorial contributions may be made to the Experimental Aircraft Aviation or the Lyndon American Legion Post #125 and sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451. (Osage County Herlad-Chronicle, March 5, 2009, submitted by Marcina Wall)


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