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Class of 1921


HOLLIDAY


        HERBERT HOLLIDAY SR., 100, BERRYTON, DIED SATURDAY, APRIL 3, 2004, AT A
        TOPEKA HOSPITAL. HE WAS BORN APRIL 11, 1903 IN BELLE PLAINE, THE SON OF
        ROBERT LINCOLN AND LUCINDA STURGIS HOLLIDAY. MR HOLLIDAY WAS THE OLDEST
        LIVING GRADUATE OF WASHBURN RURAL HIGH SCHOOL, GRADUATING IN 1921. HE
        TAUGHT SCHOOL IN HIS EARLY YEARS, AND BEGAN FARMING IN 1927 IN SHAWNEE
        COUNTY. HE LIVED ON THE SAME FARM NEAR BERRYTON SINCE 1946 UNTIL HIS DEATH.
        HE WAS A 78-YEAR MEMBER OF THE MASONIC LODGE, IN WHICH HE HELD NUMEROUS
        OFFICES. HE WAS A FOUNDING MEMBER OF THE ALBERT NEESE LODGE NO. 248, WHERE
        HE HAD BEEN A MEMBER SINCE 1948 AND A MEMBER OF THE SCOTTISH RITE BODIES.
        HE WAS A 78-YEAR MEMBER OF THE ORDER OF THE EASTERN STAR AND WAS A MEMBER
        OF WAKARUSA CHAPTER NO. 390 OES AT THE TIME OF HIS DEATH. HE WAS A MEMBER
        OF ELMONT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH AND IN EARLY YEARS, HAD BEEN ACTIVE IN
        THE MONMOUTH TOWNSHIP FARM BUREAU. HE WAS A MEMBER OF LAWRENCE CAMERA CLUB
        AND THE TOPEKA CAMERA CLUB AND HAD RECEIVED NUMEROUS NATIONAL AWARDS FOR
        HIS PHOTOGRAPHY. HE MARRIED IRENE STAPEL ON DEC. 24, 1922, IN ELMONT. SHE
        PRECEDED HIM IN DEATH ON NOV. 4, 1997. HE ALSO WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS
        SON, HERBERT E. HOLLIDAY JR., ON JUNE 19, 1999; HIS GRANDAUGHTER, DR BRENDA
        LOYD; TWO BROTHERS, A. OWEN HOLLIDAY AND ROBERT D. HOLLIDAY; AND HIS
        SISTER, RUTH HILTON. SURVIVORS INCLUDE A DAUGHTER, BARBARA LUE SIMMER,
        TOPEKA; SIX GRANDCHILDREN, 19 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN, AND 3
        GREAT-GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN.


Class of 1927


HANSON


        HOWARD E. HANSON, 94, TOPEKA, DIED MONDAY, JULY 21, 2003, AT WESTWOOD MANOR
        IN TOPEKA. HE WAS BORN JULY 9, 1909, THE SON OF JOSEPH AND ADA MAY RACKNOR
        HANSON. HE GRADUATED FROM WASHBURN HIGH SCHOOL IN 1927. HE COMPLETED THE
        FARMERS SHORT COURSE AT KANSAS STATE COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE AND APPLIED
        SCIENCE FROM 1931 TO 1933. MR. HANSON WAS A FARMER IN SHAWNEE COUNTY. HE
        RAISED HEREFORD CATTLE. HE ALSO WAS A LICENSED FUR DEALER FOR 32 YEARS. MR.
        HANSON WAS A MEMBER OF WANAMAKER 4-H CLUB WITH CROP AND LIVESTOCK PROJECTS.
        LATER HE WAS A CROP LEADER WITH THE DOVER 4-H CLUB. HE HAD WORKED WITH
        KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY TO PRODUCE HYBRID SEED CORN. HE SOLD CERTIFIED SEED
        FOR 25 YEARS. HE ATTENDED DOVER FEDERATED CHURCH. HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE
        OAK GRANGE AT MISSION CENTER AND THE SHAWNEE COUNTY FARM BUREAU. HE HAD
        BEEN ACTIVE WITH THE SHAWNEE COUNTY AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION OFFICE IN
        TOPEKA. HE SERVED ON THE DOVER GRADE SCHOOL BOARD AND HAD ATTENDED THE
        DOVER FEDERATED CHURCH SINCE 1989, AND HAD BEEN A MEMBER OF WILLIAMS CHAPEL
        WESLEYAN CHURCH WEST OF DOVER. HE MARRIED JULIA ATWOOD ON MAY 12, 1946,
        NEAR AUBURN. SHE PRECEDED HIM IN DEATH ON OCT. 5, 1995. SURVIVORS INCLUDE
        TWO DAUGHTERS, ZELMA GOULD, TOPEKA, AND JUDY SPRIGGS, HOUSTON; A SON, PAUL
        HANSON, OLATHE; AND FOUR GRANDCHILDREN, CHRISTY, JASON, AND TANYA, ALL IN
        TEXAS, AND KENNY SPRIGGS, LAWRENCE. INTERMENT WAS AT DOVER CEMETERY. TOPEKA
        CAPITAL-JOURNAL.


Class of 1929


SOUEL


        LILLIAN JANICE SOULE DANNY JACKSON, 100, OF TOPEKA, PASSED AWAY SUNDAY,
        MARCH 20, 2011 AT HER HOME SURROUNDED BY LOVED ONES. SHE WAS BORN JANUARY
        26, 1911 IN DODGE CITY, KS, THE DAUGHTER OF ARTHUR LOUIS AND EMILY FRANCES
        (MADISON) SOULE. SHE MARRIED CLARKE M. JACKSON AT HER PARENT


Class of 1936

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BAINBRIDGE
  Name: ELDEENE MILLER

        ELDEENE O. MILLER, 84, TOPEKA, DIED THURSDAY, JULY 17, 2003, AT A LOCAL
        NURSING HOME. SHE WAS BORN DEC. 22, 1918, IN TOPEKA, THE DAUGHTER OF ELMER
        AND ORPHIA BAINBRIDGE. HER MOTHER DIED WHEN SHE WAS 3 DAYS OLD. SHE WAS
        REARED BY MINNIE AND WALLIE BAINBRIDGE, HER AUNT AND UNCLE, IN TOPEKA. SHE
        GRADUATED FROM WASHBURN RURAL HIGH SCHOOL IN 1936, WHICH WAS THEN ON THE
        WASHBURN UNIVERSITY CAMPUS. SHE WORKED AT GOODYEAR TIRE & RUBBER CO. IN THE
        ACCOUNTING DEPARTMENT, THEN MOVED TO THE PERSONNEL DEPARTMENT. SHE RETIRED
        AROUND 1980. SHE WAS A MEMBER OF THE GOODYEAR SALARIED RETIREMENT CLUB AND
        THE GOODYEAR HOURLY RETIREMENT CLUB. SHE WAS A FORMER MEMBER OF THE GERMAN
        CLUB IN KANSAS CITY. SHE VOLUNTEERED AT THE VA HOSPITAL. SHE WAS PRECEDED
        IN DEATH BY HER HUSBAND, KENNETH RAYMOND MILLER, AND A BROTHER, ELMER
        BAINBRIDGE. BURIAL WAS AT MOUNT HOPE CEMETERY. TOPEKA CAPITAL-JOURNAL.


Class of 1939


ENGLER


        LYLE ENGLER, 82, ABILENE, DIED WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18, 2003, AT A CHAPMAN CARE
        FACILITY. MR. ENGLER AND HIS WIFE FARMED SOUTHWEST OF TOPEKA UNTIL MOVING
        TO ABILENE IN 1979. HE ALSO HAD BEEN A NON-DENOMINATIONAL MINISTER FOR MANY
        YEARS. HE WAS BORN FEB. 14, 1921, IN TOPEKA, THE SON OF CHESTER AND NETTIE
        COYLE ENGLER. HE WAS REARED IN TOPEKA AND GRADUATED FROM WASHBURN RURAL
        HIGH SCHOOL IN 1939. HE MARRIED BETTY DIETRICH ON DEC. 10, 1941. SHE
        SURVIVES. OTHER SURVIVORS INCLUDE A SON, GARREN ENGLER, ABILENE; TWO
        DAUGHTERS, CHERYL WALTHALL, JOPLIN, MO., AND MARLA LANDIS, ABILENE; TWO
        BROTHERS, LARRY ENGLER AND WARREN ENGLER, BOTH OF TOPEKA; NINE
        GRANDCHILDREN; AND 10 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN. MR. ENGLER WAS CREMATED. TOPEKA
        CAPITAL-JOURNAL.


Class of 1940


WILSON


        FRANCIS WILSON FRANCIS ORLA WILSON, 83, TOPEKA, PASSED AWAY SUNDAY, JULY
        23, 2006. FRANCIS WAS BORN SEPT. 28, 1922 IN BIG SPRINGS, KS THE SON OF
        CHARLES AND VENA MORRIS WILSON. HE GRADUATED FROM WASHBURN RURAL HIGH
        SCHOOL. FRANCIS SERVED HIS COUNTRY IN THE NAVY DURING WWII AS A COOK ON
        BOARD SHIP, PRIMARILY IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC. HE WAS A MEMBER OF SEABROOK
        CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH WHICH HE AND HIS PARENTS AND SONS HELPED TO BUILD. HE
        WAS A MEMBER OF THE CHURCHS SOFTBALL TEAM FOR 50 YEARS PLAYING WITH AS WELL
        AS COACHING HIS SONS AND GRANDSONS. FRANCIS AND HIS WIFE, BARBARA, OWNED
        AND OPERATED WILSON TURKEY FARM FOR 60 YEARS. SHE PRECEDED HIM IN DEATH IN
        2003. SURVIVORS INCLUDE HIS CHILDREN, LONNA HOUGH, TOPEKA, RAY WILSON,
        LENEXA, CHARLES WILSON, TOPEKA, AND SHERI BARKER, SARASOTA FL; TWO SISTERS,
        CHARLENE W. SMITH, TOLEDO OH AND CONNIE W. FRANKLIN, LEESVILLE TX; NINE
        GRANDCHILDREN AND NINE GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN. BURIAL WAS AT WEST LAWN
        MEMORIAL GARDENS. TOEPKA CAPITAL-JOURNAL


Class of 1947


EMMONS


        KIPP MAYTAG EMMONS, 82, OF TOPEKA, PASSED AWAY FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2012, AT A
        TOPEKA HOSPITAL. HE WAS BORN JANUARY 9, 1930, IN MANHATTAN, KANSAS, THE SON
        OF FOSTER N. AND GEORGIA E. CAREY EMMONS. HE GRADUATED FROM WASHBURN RURAL
        HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1947. KIPP SERVED IN THE U.S. NAVY AS A SEABEE FROM
        1948 TO 1952. HE WAS EMPLOYED IN HIS FAMILY'S BUTANE BUSINESS FOR 21 YEARS.
        HE RETIRED FROM THE CORPS OF ENGINEERS AFTER 20 YEARS WORKING AT CLINTON
        RESERVOIR. KIPP SERVED ON THE WASHBURN RURAL SCHOOL BOARD, WAS A MEMBER AND
        SERVED AS PAST MASTER OF THE WAKARUSA MASONIC LODGE #402 A.F. & A.M. AND
        WAS A MEMBER OF TOPEKA SCOTTISH RITE BODIES AND THE ARAB SHRINE. HE MARRIED
        CLARA L. MCCLELLAN SEPTEMBER 14, 1952, IN TOPEKA. SHE SURVIVES OF THE HOME.
        OTHER SURVIVORS INCLUDE A SON, KIM M. EMMONS AND WIFE, KARLA OF TOPEKA; A
        DAUGHTER, CONNIE L. LONG AND HUSBAND PATRICK OF CARBONDALE; FOUR
        GRANDCHILDREN AND FIVE GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN. KIPP WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY
        HIS PARENTS AND A BROTHER, JAMES W. EMMONS. PUBLISHED IN TOPEKA
        CAPITAL-JOURNAL ON APRIL 21, 2012


KINGMAN


        RICHARD E. KINGMAN, 74, TOPEKA, DIED SUNDAY, NOV. 2, 2003, AT A TOPEKA
        RETIREMENT HOME. HE WAS BORN SEPT. 5, 1929, IN TOPEKA, THE SON OF SETH P.
        KINGMAN AND LOUISE WATSON KINGMAN. HE GRADUATED FROM WASHBURN RURAL HIGH
        SCHOOL IN 1947 AND FROM WASHBURN UNIVERSITY IN 1952. MR. KINGMAN WAS AN
        OFFICER IN THE U.S. MARINE CORPS AND SERVED IN JAPAN AND KOREA. HE HAD BEEN
        EMPLOYEED BY PL DALE CONTRACTOR IN GARDEN CITY, ROBERT E. MCKEE
        CONSTRUCTION IN MANHATTAN AND ALLIED ENGINEERING IN TOPEKA. HE WAS PARTNER
        IN KRAMER ENGINEERING IN TOPEKA FOR 28 YEARS. HE ESTABLISHED HIS OWN
        SURVEYING BUSINESS IN 1984. MR. KINGMAN WAS A MEMBER OF BOTH THE KANSAS AND
        MISSOURI LAND SURVEYORS AND HAD SERVED AS PRESIDENT AND WAS A MEMBER OF THE
        BOARD OF DIRECTORS. HE WAS AND AVID AIRPLANE MODELER AND DEVOTED A LIFETIME
        ENJOYING AND SHARING HIS INTERESTS. HE WAS A LONGTIME MEMBER OF THE CAPITAL
        CITY RC MODLERS ORGANIZATION AND THE BLUE SKY SQUADRON OF IMAA SCALE
        MODELERS CLUB. HE WAS ALSO A BOY SCOUT ADVISER, A PREVIOUS MEMBER OF THE
        BREAKFAST OPTIMIST CLUB AND HE ENJOYED A LIFELONG INTEREST IN AMERICAN
        HISTORY AS A MEMBER OF THE SANTA FE TRAIL AND OREGON TRAIL ASSOCIATIONS. HE
        WAS A MEMBER OF COUNTRYSIDE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH FOR MANY YEARS. HE
        MARRIED BARBARA KRAMER ON JAN. 28, 1953, IN TOPEKA. SHE SURVIVES. OTHER
        SURVIVORS INCLUDE A BROTHER, HAROLD KINGMAN, SAFFORD, ARIZ.; A SON, MARK
        KINGMAN AND HIS WIFE, SHERYL, TOPEKA; A DAUGHTER, MELISSA AND HER HUSBAND,
        MARK RAU, TOPEKA; AND THREE GRANDCHILDREN.


Class of 1948


READY


        DARLENE ‘POLLY’ READY, 72, DIED FRIDAY, JAN. 9, 2004, IN TOPEKA. SHE WAS
        BORN MARCH 3, 1931, IN JEFFERSON COUNTY TO CLARENCE READY AND LAVERNE
        MARTIN READY, EASTON. SHE MOVED TO TOPEKA IN 1946 AND GRADUATED FROM
        WASHBURN RURAL HIGH SCHOOL IN 1948 AND ATTENDED CLARKS BUSINESS SCHOOL. SHE
        MARRIED DUANE BERGREN IN 1949. TWO SONS WERE BORN TO THIS UNION. THE COUPLE
        LATER DIVORCED. AFTER LEAVING TOPEKA IN 1965 TO RESIDE IN OMAHA, NEB., SHE
        WAS EMPLOYED AT UNMC AND RETIRED IN 1984. SHE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER
        PARENTS, CLARENCE AND LAVERNE. SURVIVING ARE A COMPANION, DR. DONALD E.
        CLARK, TOPEKA; AND SONS AND DAUGHTERS-IN-LAW RANDY AND COLLEEN BERGREN,
        GRETNA, NEB., AND DENNIS BERGREN AND JAN, OMAHA, NEB.; AND THREE
        GRANDCHILDREN, CHRISTINE, JAKE, AND KATIE BERGREN, ALL OF GRETNA.


SHORTHILL


        MARIAN E. EAKES, 74, TOPEKA, DIED FRIDAY, DEC. 17, 2004, AT MIDLAND HOSPICE
        HOUSE. MARIAN WAS BORN NOV. 24, 1930, IN TOPEKA, THE DAUGHTER OF ROLLO AND
        OLIVE REDMOND SHORTHILL. SHE GRADUATED IN 1948 FROM WASHBURN RURAL HIGH
        SCHOOL. ON JULY 22, 1950, MARIAN AND JOSEPH EAKES WERE MARRIED. MARIAN WAS
        A HOMEMAKER. SHE COACHED GIRLS BASKETBALL AT HOLY NAME SCHOOL AND
        VOLUNTEERED AT THE YMCA. SHE WAS A MEMBER OF HOLY NAME CHURCH AND OUR LADY
        OF MOUNT CARMEL CIRCLE. MARIAN IS SURVIVED BY HER HUSBAND, JOE; HER
        DAUGHTERS, MARILYN ANDERSON, MARCIA DEVLIN, PATTY KADLIECK AND BARBIE
        APPLEHANZ, ALL OF TOPEKA, TRESA BURGESS, FREDONIA, AND ANNETTE KELLY,
        HOLTON; HER SISTERS, MARILYN WITHMAN, TOPEKA, AND JEAN DORMAN, EL DORADO;
        19 GRANDCHILDREN; AND 11 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN. SHE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY
        HER SON, JOE, IN 1999, AND HER GRANDDAUGHTER, JENNIFER LYNN ANDERSON, IN
        1988.


Class of 1950

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WELLS
  Name: JAMES WELLS

        PUBLISHED IN TOPEKA CAPITAL-JOURNAL ON SEPTEMBER 21, 2010 JAMES EDWARD
        WELLS WAS BORN JULY 27, 1932 IN SEATTLE, WASHINGTON. HE GRADUATED FROM
        WASHBURN RURAL HIGH SCHOOL IN 1950. HE ATTENDED THE UNIVERSITY OF
        WASHINGTON AND RECEIVED A B.A. FROM WASHBURN UNIVERSITY IN 1954. IN 1963,
        HE RECEIVED HIS LEGAL DEGREE FROM THE WASHBURN UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW.
        JUDGE WELLS IS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS MOTHER, FLORENCE KIRKPATRICK,
        TOPEKA, AND HIS LOVING WIFE OF OVER 30 YEARS, LORENE WELLS IN 1985. HIS IS
        SURVIVED BY HIS FOUR CHILDREN, DOUG WELLS (JEANINE), TOPEKA, CHRIS DENNIS,
        OZAWKIE, SHERYL WELLS, LOWELL, MA AND WENDY WELLS (BOYD JANTZEN), TOPEKA; 6
        GRANDCHILDREN, 6 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN, AND HIS DEAR COMPANION OF MANY YEARS,
        MAXINE DEVER. JUDGE WELLS PROUDLY SERVED HIS COUNTRY AS A CAPTAIN IN THE
        UNITED STATES AIR FORCE FOR A SIX YEAR PERIOD. IN THIS COMMISSION HE
        SUPERVISED OVER 200 DEDICATED MEN STATIONED IN TOKYO, JAPAN. JUDGE WELLS
        HAD AN EXTENSIVE PROFESSIONAL CAREER BEGINNING WITH PRACTICING LAW FROM
        1963-1978. WELLS SERVED AS THE ASSISTANT CITY ATTORNEY FOR TOPEKA, KANSAS.
        IN 1964, WELLS WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN THE REVISION OF CITY OF TOPEKA
        ORDINANCES, AS WELL AS THE ANALYSIS OF ORDINANCES FOR CONSTITUTIONALITY.
        FROM 1965-1967, HE WAS THE ATTORNEY FOR SHAWNEE COUNTY WELFARE DEPARTMENT.
        HE ALSO PROUDLY SERVED AS A MEMBER OF THE SUPREME COURT ON JUDGES JUDICIAL
        TESTING, AS WELL AS THE PRESIDENT OF THE KANSAS MUNICIPAL JUDGES
        ASSOCIATION. THE JUDGE WAS A TIRELESS SERVANT OF THE PEOPLE THROUGHOUT HIS
        CAREER. HIS HIGH LEVEL OF COMMUNITY CONSCIOUSNESS, RESPONSIBILITY AND
        DEDICATION RESULTED IN MANY CONTRIBUTIONS OF HIS PERSONAL TIME AND LEGAL
        EXPERTISE IN MANY CAPACITIES. HE WAS EVEN CALLED SANTA JUDGE FOR HIS YEARLY
        VISIT TO THE JAIL ON CHRISTMAS DAY TO REVIEW RECORDS OF PRISONERS TO SEEK A
        MEANS TO RELEASE THEM FOR THE HOLIDAYS.


Class of 1951


MONTGOMERY


        PATRICK ARNOLD MONTGOMERY, 71, SPOKANE VALLEY, DIED JULY 3, 2004, IN
        SPOKANE VALLEY, WASH. HE WAS BORN DEC. 25, 1932, IN TOPEKA, AND GRADUATED
        FROM WASHBURN RURAL HIGH SCHOOL IN 1951. MR. MONTGOMERY WORKED AT VARIUS
        SALES JOBS AND THEN WORKED FOR GOODYEAR TIRE & RUBBER CO. IN TOPEKA FOR 23
        YEARS, MAKING HEAVY EQUIPMENT TIRES. MR. MONTGOMERY WAS A MEMVER OF MASONIC
        GOLDEN RULE LODGE NO. 90, AF&AM IN TOPEKA. HE MARRIED JOANN MCNEAL IN 1955.
        THEY HAD FOUR CHILDREN AND DIVORCED IN 1976. HE MOVED TO SPOKANE IN 1977,
        WHERE HE MARRIED MARLENE PHILLIPS. MR. MONTOGOMERY WAS SELF-EMPLOYEED IN
        HOME REPAIRS AND TILE SETTING BEFORE RETIRING IN 1987. HE ENJOYED
        WOODWORKING, RV CAMPING, COOKING AND VISITING WITH RELATIVES AND FRIENDS.
        HE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY A SON, TIMOTHY. SURVIVORS INCLUDE HIS WIFE OF
        27 YEARS, MARLENE; SONS, TED MONTGOMERY, AND HIS WIFE, CAROL, AND RICK
        MONTOGOMERY, AND HIS WIFE DAWN, TOPEKA; A DAUGHTER, BARBARA MONTGOMERY,
        MALVERN, PA; A STEPSON, DAN GRAY, SPOKANE VALLEY; SISTERS EFFIE, AND HER
        HUSBAND MERRILL LYTTLE, HENDERSON, NEV., AND MYRNA, AND HER HUSBAND, PAUL
        JONES, TOPEKA; AN AUNT, MARGUERITE, AND HER HUSBAND HIDDE HANENBURG,
        SPOKANE, WASH.; SIX GRANDCHILDREN; TWO GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN; AND NUMEROUS
        NIECES AND NEPHEWS.


Class of 1952

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ADAMS
  Name: DAVID ADAMS

        THE FOLLOWING WAS PUBLISHED ONLINE AT
        http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/cjonline MEADE DAVID STEWART ADAMS, AGE
        76, DIED THURSDAY AFTERNOON, OCTOBER 28, 2010 AT THE LONE TREE RETIREMENT
        CENTER, MEADE, KANSAS. HE WAS BORN JUNE 16, 1934, IN TOPEKA, KANSAS, THE
        SON OF RAYMOND E. AND JESSIE STEWART ADAMS. AS A YOUTH HE ATTENDED THE
        MAPLE HILL GRADE SCHOOL. FOR HIGH SCHOOL HE ATTENDED PEMBROKE COUNTY DAY
        SCHOOL IN KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI BEFORE GRADUATING FROM WASHBURN RURAL HIGH
        SCHOOL IN 1952. HE ATTENDED KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY AND THEN JOINED THE
        UNITED STATES ARMY, SERVING FOR SEVERAL YEARS. UPON HIS DISCHARGE, HE
        RETURNED TO KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY TO COMPLETE HIS EDUCATION. HE STARTED
        THE ADAMS RANCH AND FOCUSED HERFORD, SIMMENTAL, AND ANGUS CATTLE. DAVID WAS
        A MEMBER OF THE KANSAS CATTLEMAN'S ASSOCIATION, THE AMERICAN ROYAL,
        PEMBROKE HILL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION, AND SIGMA ALPHA EPSILON FRATERNITY. HE
        WAS AN AVID PILOT. ON SEPTEMBER 13, 1980, HE MARRIED JUDY ROBERT IN MAPLE
        HILL, KANSAS. THEY RECENTLY CELEBRATED THEIR 30TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY.
        DAVID WAS PASSIONATE ABOUT HIS 29 YEARS OF SOBRIETY. HE WAS COMMITTED TO
        HIS MINISTRY OF HELPING OTHERS WHO STRUGGLED WITH ALCOHOLISM AND IMPACTED
        HUNDREDS OF LIVES. HE AND JUDY FOUNDED THE MAPLE HILL AA AND AL-ANON GROUP
        AND BUILT THE BUILDING WHERE THEY HAVE CONTINUED TO MEET FOR 25 YEARS.
        SURVIVORS ALSO INCLUDE: HIS CHILDREN: SARAH ADAMS GUINN AND HUSBAND KENT OF
        OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS; AMY BERCKMAN AND HUSBAND BOBBY OF MOREHEAD CITY,
        NORTH CAROLINA; DAVID STEWART ADAMS, JR. AND WIFE CAROLINE OF SHAWNEE,
        KANSAS; HIS SISTER, ANN ADAMS RUSSELL OF LAWRENCE, KANSAS AND HER HUSBAND
        ROBERT (BOB) RUSSELL; SEVEN GRANDCHILDREN, ALEXANDER GUINN, GRACE GUINN,
        COLIN MCDONALD, KIRSTEN MCDONALD, ANDREW ADAMS, PAIGE ADAMS, AND AMANDA
        STEFFEN. THE FAMILY WOULD WELCOME MEMORIALS MADE TO: MEADE COUNTY
        HISTORICAL SOCIETY IN CARE OF FIDLER-ORME-BACHMAN MORTUARY, PO BOX 70,
        MEADE, KS 67864

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NEWELL
  Name: ARTHUR NEWELL

        ARTHUR E. "BUD" NEWELL, 71, OF LECOMPTON, DIED SATURDAY, JAN. 29, 2005, AT
        A TOPEKA HOSPITAL. HE WAS BORN JAN. 9, 1934, IN TOPEKA, THE SON OF ARTHUR
        ROBERT AND JUANITA ELIZABETH LEUENBERGER NEWELL. BUD GRADUATED FROM
        WASHBURN RURAL HIGH SCHOOL AND ATTENDED KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY, WHERE HE
        PLAYED FOOTBALL. HE SERVED HIS COUNTRY IN THE U.S. ARMY AND WAS STATIONED
        IN GERMANY. BUD RETIRED WITH MORE THAN 35 YEARS AS A DISTRIBUTOR OF MEDICAL
        SUPPLIES FOR ZIMMER. LATER, HE ESTABLISHED SERENTA FARMS SCHOOL OF
        EQUESTRIAN ARTS AND EQUINE-FACILITATED THERAPY PROGRAM FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH
        PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL DISABILITIES. HE WAS A FOUNDING MEMBER OF THE KANSAS
        HORSE COUNCIL AND THE KANSAS HORSE FOUNDATION. HE WAS A PAST PRESIDENT OF
        KAW VALLEY CATBACKERS AND INSTRUMENTAL IN ESTABLISHING THE BUD AND MARTI
        NEWELL POWERCAT STRENGTH COMPLEX AT KANSAS STAT UNIVERSITY'S WAGNER
        STADIUM. BUD WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS PARENTS AND A SISTER, ARNITA
        SELDERS. SURVIVORS INCLUDE THREE DAUGHTERS, KIM MERTZ AND HER HUSBAND, JOE,
        RURAL MANHATTAN, COURTNEY CUNNINGHAM AND HER HUSBAND, ROB, TOPEKA, AND SUZY
        ROUSEY AND HER HUSBAND, WAYNE, MATTHEWS, N.C.; A SON, CHRIS NEWELL, AND HIS
        WIFE, KAREN, TOPEKA; A SISTER, JANE ALLEN AND HER HUSBAND, MARVIN,
        LANESVILLE, IND.; AND 13 GRANDCHILDREN. TOPEKA CAPITAL-JOURNAL


Class of 1953

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BROWN
  Name: GARY BROWN

        GARY R. BROWN, 69, TOPEKA, DIED TUESDAY, AUG. 31, 2004 AT HIS HOME FROM
        COMPLICATIONS OF EMPHYSEMA. GARY WAS BORN APRIL 19, 1935, IN TOPEKA, TO C.
        ROY AND HELEN E. BROWN. GARY GRADUATED FROM WASHBURN RURAL HIGH SCHOOL IN
        1953. AFTER HIGH SCHOOL, HE WAS EMPLOYED FROM 1953 UNTIL 1956 AT MOSBY-MACK
        MOTOR CO. IN 1956 HE ENTERED A PARTNERSHIP BUSINESS WITH HIS FATHER, WHICH
        WAS NAMED BROWN'S SUPER SERVICE. HE LATER BECAME SOLE OWNER AND RETIRED IN
        2000. GARY WAS A CHARTER MEMBER OF WHITE LAKES OPTIMIST CLUB AND CAPITAL
        POST NO. 1 OF THE AMERICAN LEGION. GARY ALSO ENJOYED TRAVELING AND CAMPING
        AND WAS A MEMBER OF THE GOOD SAM CLUB AND LATER THE NEWMAR KOUNTRY KLUB. HE
        MARRIED SHIRLEY M. REED. THEY DIVORCED. SHE SURVIVES. HE LATER MARRIED
        JOYCE M. BECKER OF TOPEKA. SHE SURVIVES. OTHER SURVIVORS INCLUDE TWO SONS
        BY HIS FIRST MARRIAGE, KEITH L. BROWN AND KENT L. BROWN, BOTH OF TOPEKA; A
        STEPDAUGHTER, TAMMY JO GELLER, DESMOINES, IOWA; TWO BROTHERS, LARRY D.
        BROWN, LEAWOOD, AND JERRY L. BROWN, SALT LAKE CITY; TWO GRANDSONS; ONE
        GRANDAUGHTER; AND THREE STEPGRANDDAUGHTERS. BURIAL WAS AT THE MISSION
        CENTER CEMETERY. TOPEKA CAPITAL-JOURNAL 9/2/04


Class of 1955

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EDSON
  Name: DONALD EDSON



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HOOD
  Name: PATRICIA DEL HERRO



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LOGAN
  Name: SANDRA WEAVER




NICELY


        GENE DOUGLAS NICELY, SR., 69, OF OZAWKIE, KS PASSED AWAY FEBRUARY 7, 2006
        IN YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, WY WHILE ON A WINTER TOUR. HE WAS BORN ON A
        FARM IN AUBURN, KS ON JUNE 17, 1936 TO HAZEL CAYWOOD NICELY AND HARRY BASIL
        NICELY, SR. HE GRADUATED FROM WASHBURN RURAL HIGH SCHOOL IN TOPEKA AND
        ATTENDED KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY AND WASHBURN UNIVERSITY. HE STARTED HIS
        CAREER IN SALES AT HENRY MANUFACTURING. GENE THEN WORKED FOR ALLIS CHALMERS
        FOR 17 YEARS. IN 1978 HE MOVED TO GREAT FALLS, MONTANA AS THE GENERAL SALES
        MANAGER FOR CATERPILLAR TRACTOR. IN 1983 HE AND HIS FAMILY RETURNED TO
        KANSAS. HE BECAME A REAL ESTATE AGENT FOR HIGH PLAINS REALITY AND EARNED
        HIS PROPERTY APPRAISERS LICENCE. HE THEN WENT TO WORK AS AN APPRAISER FOR
        THE KANSAS DEPT. OF TRANSPORTATION IN THE RIGHT-OF-WAY DEPARTMENT UNTIL
        RETIRMENT IN JUNE OF 2002. AFTER RETIREMENT, GENE BECAME A MASTER
        REMODELLER OF HIS CHILDREN’’S HOUSES. HE WAS PROUD TO HAVE BEEN ABLE TO
        VISIT ALL 50 STATES, ALL OF CANADA AND ALL THE STATES AND TERRITORIES OF
        AUSTRALIA, ENGLAND, AND JAPAN. HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS WIFE SHIRLEY, HIS
        DAUGHTER, KATHI BARTLOW OF MERIDEN, KS; HIS SONS DOUG NICELY OF WILMINGTON,
        NC, JOHN NICELY OF WICHITA, KS, AND RANDY NICELY, OF TOPEKA; ONE SON-IN-LAW
        AND TWO DAUGHTERS-IN-LAW, 3 GRANDCHILDREN, 5 STEP-GRANDCHILDREN, ONE
        GRANDSON-IN-LAW AND 6 STEP-GREAT GRANDCHILDREN; THREE SISTERS, KAREN
        MCLAUGHLIN OF CHARLESTON, SC, JUDY TALBOT OF WAGNER, OK, AND LINDA
        BARRACLOUGH OF TOPEKA; TWO BROTHERS, GLEN NICELY OF TOPEKA AND CURT NICELY,
        ST. LOUIS, MO. GENE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY A DAUGHTER, SHERRY KAY, TWO
        BROTHERS, HARRY AND TERRY, A SISTER CHERYL, AND BOTH PARENTS.

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WILLIAMS
  Name: MARGARET PATTERSON




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LUELLEN
  Name: LARRY LUELLEN

        LAWRENCE (LARRY) LEE LUELLEN WENT TO BE WITH HIS LORD ON EASTER SUNDAY
        APRIL 8, 2007 AT MIDLAND HOSPICE. HE WAS BORN JUNE 21, 1937 IN SOLDIER, KS,
        THE SON OF GARLAND AND ETHEL (OWENS) LUELLEN. LARRY GRADUATED FROM WASHBURN
        RURAL HIGH SCHOOL IN 1956 AND MARRIED HIS HIGH SCHOOL SWEETHEART, DARLENE
        ZOOK, ON SEPTEMBER 16, 1956. HE WORKED FOR SANTA FE RAILROAD AS A SHEET
        METAL WORKER AND RETIRED AS A PIPE FITTER FROM GOODYEAR TIRE. LARRY AND
        DARLENE TRAVELED IN THEIR RV DURING RETIREMENT, SEARCHING FOR ANTIQUES AND
        GOOD SOUTHERN GOSPEL MUSIC. LARRY WAS QUICK TO LAUGH AND HAD A GREAT SENSE
        OF HUMOR. HE WAS A MEMBER OF NORTHERN HILLS BAPTIST CHURCH AND AN HONORARY
        MEMBER OF SPIRES CHAPEL IN ROGERSVILLE, TN. THE JOY OF HIS LIFE WAS HIS
        FAMILY. HE LOVED THE LORD, GOSPEL MUSIC, CAMPING WITH FRIENDS, MONDAY NIGHT
        BIBLE STUDY AT THE TOWNSENDS, MAKING CANDY AND GOODIES FOR FRIENDS AND
        FAMILY, AND HIS BELOVED BULLDOG, BOWSIE. BEFORE HIS HEALTH DECLINED, HE WAS
        AN AVID BICYCLIST. HE WAS A DEVOTED HUSBAND, FATHER, AND GRANDFATHER. LARRY
        WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS PARENTS AND A BROTHER, BOBBIE. HE IS SURVIVED
        BY HIS WIFE DARLENE, AND THEIR CHILDREN: DEBBI WILLIAMS AND HUSBAND JIM,
        TOPEKA, GREGG LUELLEN AND WIFE GRETCHEN, SPRING, TX, STACI LUELLEN OF
        TOPEKA, AND HIS SISTER, MAXINE MERRITT AND HUSBAND ED, TOPEKA.
        GRANDCHILDREN ARE CASEY FRISBY, SARAH YEAGER, RACHEL JORGENSEN, ERIN
        WILLIAMS, GARETT AND DARSEY LUELLEN. BURIAL WAS AT MOUNT HOPE CEMETERY.
        PUBLISHED IN THE TOPEKA CAPITAL-JOURNAL ON 4/10/2007


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FOX
  Name: JANET KERNS

        JANET M. KERNS  JANET M. KERNS, 66, OF AUBURN, PASSED AWAY WEDNESDAY, JULY
        12, 2006 AT A TOPEKA HOSPITAL. SHE WAS BORN OCTOBER 10 1939, IN OSKALOOSA,
        THE DAUGHTER OF HOLLAND AND EVELYN VENDEL FOX. SHE WAS A 1957 GRADUATE OF
        WASHBURN RURAL HIGH SCHOOL. SHE WAS A TEACHER AND ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF
        LAKESHORE LEARNING CENTER FOR MORE THAN TWENTY YEARS. SHE MARRIED KENNETH
        D. KERNS ON DECEMBER 1, 1957 IN TOPEKA. HE SURVIVES. SHE WAS PRECEDED IN
        DEATH BY TWO BROTHERS. OTHER SURVIVORS INCLUDE FIVE SONS, MICHAEL D. OF
        TOPEKA, TERRY J. OF WICHITA, DANNY J. OF SILVER LAKE, JEFFRY S. OF AUBURN
        AND JOEY A. KERNS OF PORTLAND, OR; HER MOTHER, EVELYN FOX OF TOPEKA; A
        SISTER, VICKI CORWIN OF TOPEKA; A BROTHER, GARY FOX OF DALLAS, TX; FOUR
        GRANDCHILDREN AND TWO GREAT GRANDCHILDREN. MRS. KERNS WILL LIE IN STATE
        AFTER 2:00 PM, FRIDAY, JULY 21, 2006 AT PENWELL-GABEL MID TOWN CHAPEL WHERE
        THE FAMILY WILL GREET FRIENDS FROM 6:30 TO 8:00 PM THAT EVENING. BURIAL WAS
        AT MISSION CENTER CEMETERY. TOPEKA CAPITAL-JOURNAL ON 7/15/2006.


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CONROY
  Name: DON CONROY

        PUBLISHED IN TOPEKA CAPITAL-JOURNAL ON OCTOBER 26, 2005 DONALD C. CONROY
        JR. AGE 63, A RESIDENT OF SAN CLEMENTE, PASSED AWAY OCTOBER 22, 2005. HE IS
        SURVIVED BY HIS WIFE; PAMELA B. CONROY. THREE SONS; JOHN HANLEY CONROY,
        DONALD C. CONROY III, AND BLAIR WALKER CONROY. ONE DAUGHTER; DANI LEE
        SWOPE. FATHER; DONALD C. CONROY SR. TWO BROTHERS; MONTE JOE CONROY AND
        RUSSELL JAMES CONROY. ONE SISTER; JESSICA YOLANDA FRASHIER. MR. CONROY IS
        ALSO SURVIVED BY HIS SEVEN GRANDCHILDREN. MR. CONROY HAD DEVOTED HIS CAREER
        TO MANAGEMENT, SYSTEMS ENGINEERING AND DESIGN IMPLEMENTATION, AND
        TROUBLESHOOTING ASSIGNMENTS IN THE DATA PROCESSING, TELECOMMUNICATIONS, AND
        INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING AREAS OF THE MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS FIELD.
        HE WAS AN ACTIVE MEMBER OF TOASTMASTERS INTERNATIONAL. HE WAS A MEMBER OF
        THE LAGUNA BEACH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH AND ACTIVE WITH THE METHODIST HIGH
        SCHOOL YOUTH PROGRAMS. FUNERAL SERVICES TO BE HELD THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27,
        2005 - 1PM. LAGUNA BEACH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, LAGUNA BEACH, CA. WITH
        REV. JAYE WATSON, OFFICIATING. THOSE WHO WISH MAY MAKE CONTRIBUTIONS TO:
        HABITAT FOR HUMANITY, OR THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY.

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HUHS
  Name: JUDY GRIGGS



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MCMASTER
  Name: ROD MCMASTER

        ROD MCMASTER, 64, OF TOPEKA, SUFFERED A HEART ATTACK ON SEPTEMBER 28, 2006,
        WHILE OFFICIATING A FOOTBALL GAME. HE WAS BORN JANUARY 24, 1942 IN TOPEKA,
        THE SON OF DELBERT AND JESSIE MCMASTER. ROD WAS RAISED IN PAULINE AND
        GRADUATED FROM WASHBURN RURAL HIGH SCHOOL IN 1960. HE WAS A 1964 GRADUATE
        OF EMPORIA STATE UNIVERSITY WHERE HE RECEIVED DEGREES IN PHYSICAL
        EDUCATION, POLITICAL SCIENCE AND BUSINESS. ROD HAD A DISTINGUISHED CAREER
        WITH STATE FARM INSURANCE AS A CLAIMS SPECIALIST FOR OVER 35 YEARS. HE
        MANAGED AUTO CLAIM SERVICES IN TOPEKA AND SERVED ON THE NATIONAL
        CATASTROPHIC CLAIMS TEAM UNTIL HIS RETIREMENT IN 1999. ROD WAS PASSIONATE
        ABOUT DEVELOPING AND MENTORING YOUNG ATHLETES. THIS WAS HIS 44TH YEAR OF
        OFFICIATING YOUTH AND COLLEGIATE SPORTS. HE WORKED FOR THE BIG 12 AND THE
        NFL. HE ALSO SPENT COUNTLESS HOURS COACHING HIS SONS' BASEBALL TEAMS. HE
        MARRIED HIS HIGH SCHOOL SWEETHEART JUNE MCCLURE ON AUGUST 31, 1963.
        SURVIVORS INCLUDE HIS WIFE JUNE, THEIR TWO SONS, TROY AND HIS WIFE SHELLY,
        TYLER AND HIS WIFE KATE, AND GRANDCHILDREN, THE LOVES OF HIS LIFE, TRENT,
        COURTNEY, CASSIDY AND KARSYN. IN ADDITION, HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS
        SISTER-IN-LAW AND HER HUSBAND, SUSAN AND DAN BAILEY AND THEIR CHILDREN
        ANDREW AND LARA. BURIAL Was AT MOUNT HOPE CEMETERY. PUBLISHED IN THE TOPEKA
        CAPITAL-JOURNAL ON 9/30/2006.


SHULTS


        WILLIAM G. SHULTS, 68, PASSED AWAY TUESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2010. WILLIAM WAS
        BORN IN TOPEKA ON JUNE 3, 1942, THE SON OF HOUSTON AND EDITH (RANDALL)
        SHULTS. HE GRADUATED FROM WASHBURN RURAL HIGH SCHOOL. WILLIAM WORKED FOR
        DEL MONTE FOR OVER 20 YEARS AND FOR THE LAST 23 YEARS WORKED AS AN
        OVERNIGHT STOCKER FOR WAL-MART. HE ENJOYED TINKERING WITH CARS AS A YOUNG
        MAN WHICH CULMINATED INTO A BUSINESS WITH HIS BROTHER MELVIN. SURVIVORS
        INCLUDE HIS EX-WIFE, NANCY SHULTS, MOTHER OF HIS SONS, WILLIAM SHULTS,
        ROBERT SHULTS, RUSS SHULTS; HIS TWIN SISTER, JUNE HUPP; SIBLINGS VIRGINIA
        BROWN, CHARLENE STEINBRECHER, DEAN SHULTS AND ANNE SOULE; GIRLFRIEND, BETTY
        PARRACK. HE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS BROTHER MELVIN SHULTS.

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WILLIAMS
  Name: DON WILLIAMS

        LARRY LONGHOFER OFTEN TELLS PEOPLE HOW WASHBURN RURAL ACTUALLY HAD TWO HEAD
        COACHES DURING ITS 1982 MARCH TO THE BOY'S STATE BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP.
        DON WILLIAMS WAS MORE THAN JUST AN ASSISTANT COACH, RECALLED LONGHOFER, THE
        JUNIOR BLUES' HEAD COACH AT THE TIME. THAT BECAME EVEN MORE OBVIOUS WHEN
        WILLIAMS WON HIS OWN STATE BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP AS COACH OF THE JUNIOR
        BLUES THREE YEARS LATER. WILLIAMS, WHO PLAYED ON RURAL'S 1960 STATE
        CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM AND TAUGHT AT THE SCHOOL FOR 32 YEARS, DIED FRIDAY AFTER
        A LONG FIGHT WITH CANCER. HE WAS ONLY FOUR DAYS AWAY FROM HIS 61ST
        BIRTHDAY.  "ONLY A COACH CAN APPRECIATE HOW MUCH A LOYAL AND TRUSTED
        ASSISTANT CAN MEAN TO A TEAM," LONGHOFFER SAID OF WILLIAMS. "HE JUST MADE
        THE WHOLE PROCESS A LOT MORE FUN. HE HANDLED ALL OUR DEFENSIVE SCHEMES, AND
        THERE WERE GAMES WE WON NOT JUST BECAUSE WE HAD BETTER PLAYERS, BUT BECAUSE
        WE HAD A BETTER GAME PLAN. "ALL OF US NEED SOMEONE WE CAN GET AN HONEST
        ANSWER FROM, TO TELL US THINGS WE MIGHT NOT WANT TO HEAR," LONGHOFER ADDED.
        "DON WAS THAT WAY FOR ME AND FOR HIS PLAYERS. HE WAS ALWAYS UPFRONT WITH
        ALL OF US." WILLIAMS SPENT 12 YEARS AS LONGHOFER'S ASSISTANT, AND THE
        JUNIOR BLUES PLAYED IN THREE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES IN THAT TIME. HE
        SERVED FOUR YEARS HAS RURAL'S HEAD COACH AND IN 1985 RETURNED THE CLASS 5A
        STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TO THE SCHOOL. HE ALSO RECORDED ON THIRD-PLACE FINISH.
        IN 1985 HE WAS NAMED THE 5A STATE COACH OF THE YEAR BY THE KANSAS BASKET
        BALL COACHES ASSOCIATION AND CITY COACH OF THE YEAR BY THE CAPITAL-JOURNAL.
        WILLIAMS ALSO SERVED AS THE SCHOOL'S GOLF COACH FOR 23 YEARS, AND HIS 1997
        TEAM WON THE CLASS 6A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP. AFTER TEACHING SOCIAL STUDIES FOR
        20 YEARS AND SPECIAL EDUCATION FOR 12, WILLIAMS RETIRED IN 2002. HE WAS
        INDUCTED INTO THE SCHOOL'S HALL OF FAME EARLIER THIS YEAR. TOPEKA
        CAPITAL-JOURNAL.


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BERBERICH
  Name: LEONARD BERBERICH



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COOPER
  Name: LYNN COOPER



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CRABTREE
  Name: JANIE THOMPSON

        PUBLISHED IN TOPEKA CAPITAL-JOURNAL ON JANUARY 4, 2011 JANET (JANIE)
        CRABTREE THOMPSON WAS BORN ON SEPTEMBER 4, 1943 IN COLORADO SPRINGS,
        COLORADO TO IVA AND RAY CRABTREE. THEY PRECEDED HER IN DEATH. SHE IS
        SURVIVED BY HER SISTER, ANITA CRABTREE; HER TWO CHILDREN, LORRI AND STEVE
        DESCH, SHELLY AND TIM DAVIS; A NEPHEW, BRIAN ROACH AND TWO GRANDCHILDREN;
        CHEYENNE AND COLE DAVIS. JANIE OWNED HER OWN SALON, THE HEADE SHOPPE IN
        TOPEKA AND HER OWN CONVENTION SERVICES BUSINESS IN ORLANDO, FLORIDA. SHE
        WAS THE CONVENTION SALES MANAGER FOR THE TOPEKA CONVENTION AND VISITORS
        BUREAU AND, MOST RECENTLY, A FURNITURE SALES ASSOCIATE AND CONSULTANT FOR
        DISCOVERY FURNITURE IN TOPEKA. SHE WAS AN AVID GARDENER AND LANDSCAPE
        DESIGNER, ENJOYED INTERIOR DECORATING AND HAD A DEEP LOVE FOR ANIMALS,
        ESPECIALLY TWO OF HER FAVORITE PETS, LUCY & SPOOKY. WHEN HER KIDS WERE
        YOUNG, SHE LOVED TO RIDE HER HORSE, DOLLY. HER KEEN SENSE OF HUMOR, QUICK
        WIT AND CARING NATURE WILL BE MISSED BY FAMILY AND FRIENDS. MEMORIAL
        CONTRIBUTIONS CAN BE MADE TO MIDLAND HOSPICE HOUSE OR HELPING HANDS HUMANE
        SOCIETY.

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DOERSCHLAG
  Name: JURL DOERSCHLAG



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GARCIA
  Name: MARVIN GARCIA

        GARCIA, MARVIN 67, OF SPRINGFIELD, OHIO PASSED AWAY WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 11,
        2009 IN HIS RESIDENCE. HE WAS BORN AUGUST 4, 1942 IN ALVIN, TEXAS, THE SON
        OF JOAQUIN L. SR. AND HELEN MARY (MCPETERS) GARCIA. HE WAS A MEMBER OF ZION
        LUTHERAN CHURCH. MARVIN SERVED HIS COUNTRY IN THE UNITED STATES ARMY DURING
        VIETNAM. HE LATER ATTENDED AND WAS A GRADUATE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS
        WITH A DEGREE IN ENGINEERING AND AN AVID KANSAS JAYHAWKS FAN. HE WORKED IN
        CIVIL SERVICE AT WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE AND RETIRED AFTER
        TWENTY-SEVEN YEARS OF SERVICE. HE WAS A SUBSTITUTE TEACHER FOR MANY SCHOOL
        DISTRICTS IN CLARK COUNTY AS WELL AS CAREER TECHNOLOGY CENTER (CTC).
        SURVIVORS INCLUDE HIS WIFE OF THIRTY-FIVE YEARS NORMA (OTT) GARCIA;
        DAUGHTER AND SON-IN-LAW, EVA AND TRAVIS POLACH OF SPRINGFIELD; TWO SONS AND
        DAUGHTERS-IN-LAW, ALVIN AND JACKIE BURGESS OF LITTLE ELM, TEXAS, ANTHONY
        AND CRYSTAL GARCIA OF SPRINGFIELD; SISTER, FRAN MIDDLETON OF PARKER,
        COLORADO; THREE BROTHERS, EDWARD GARCIA OF GLENDALE, ARIZONA, JOAQUIN L.
        GARCIA JR. OF CARBONDALE, KANSAS AND JOHN GARCIA OF SCRANTON, KANSAS; SEVEN
        GRANDCHILDREN, ALLIE, ADAM, AUBRIE AND AVERY BURGESS, ALEX GARCIA, AIDEN
        POLACH AND MADISON GARCIA AND NUMEROUS NIECES AND NEPHEWS. HE WAS PRECEDED
        IN DEATH BY HIS PARENTS AND BROTHER, RICHARD L. GARCIA. SPRINGFIELD (OHIO)
        NEWS-SUN

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GERDES
  Name: KAREN AKERSTROM

        KAREN K. AKERSTROM, 66, PASSED AWAY, SATURDAY, MAY 8, 2010 AT MIDLAND
        HOSPICE SURROUNDED BY FAMILY AND FRIENDS AFTER A COUREGOUS BATTLE WITH
        LEUKEMIA. KAREN WAS BORN JUNE 15, 1943 IN HORTON, KS. SHE GRADUATED FROM
        WASHBURN RURAL HIGH SCHOOL IN 1961. KAREN MARRIED LARRY G. AKERSTROM ON
        JUNE 25, 1961 AT ST. ANDREWS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. SHE MANAGED MEADOW LANES
        BOWL FOR MANY YEARS AND ALSO WORKED RIGHT ALONGSIDE HER HUSBAND AND SON IN
        THEIR BUSINESS, SUPERIOR CARPET AND CONSTRUCTION. KAREN BELONGED TO THE
        MOOSE LODGE AND THE AMERICAN LEGION. SHE ENJOYED HER FRIDAY NIGHT COUPLES
        GOLF, HER TUESDAY LADIES GOLF GROUP, HER BRIDGE GROUP, AND SHE BOWLED IN
        MANY LEAGUES. KAREN WAS PROUD TO BE THE CHRISTMAS ANGEL AT VALEO. SURVIVORS
        INCLUDE HER HUSBAND, LARRY; SON, BRENT AKERSTROM (TERRY); DAUGHTER, TAMMY
        FREED (CURT); BROTHER, WAYNE GERDES; TWIN SISTER, CAROLE NEWELL;
        GRANDCHILDREN, DON, AMBER, SCOTT, AND ANGELA AKERSTROM, JORDAN AND JARED
        FREED; GREAT GRANDAUGHTER, ARANA AKERSTROM AND MANY NIECES AND NEPHEWS;
        STEP FATHER, GENE GRBINSON. SHE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER MOTHER AND
        FATHER, CARL GERDES AND HELEN GERDES ROBINSON; NEPHEW BRYAN JOHNSON;
        IN-LAWS, JOHN AND LOLA AKERSTROM. BURIAL WAS AT TOPEKA CEMETERY TOPEKA
        CAPITAL-JOURNAL. MAY 9, 2010

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GLORVIGEN
  Name: LLOYD GLORVIGEN



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HAGEMANN
  Name: DENIS HAGEMANN

        DENIS A. HAGEMANN, 69, TOPEKA, DIED FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2012, AT HIS
        HOME.  HE WAS BORN MAY 2, 1943 IN TOPEKA, THE SON OF ALBERT R. AND ROBERTA
        E. OYLER HAGAEMANN. HE WAS A 1961 GRADUATE OF WASHBURN RURAL HIGH SCHOOL.
        HE ATTENDED WASHBURN UNIVERSITY AND EARNED A B.S. DEGREE IN BUSINESS
        ADMINISTRATION FROM FT. HAYS STATE UNIVERSITY IN 1969. HE WAS A U.S. ARMY
        VETERAN, SERVING DURING THE VIET NAM WAR FROM 1963 TO 1966. HE WAS
        STATIONED IN SOUTH KOREA 13 MONTHS. DENNIS WORKED AS A CONTRACTOR IN
        CONSTRUCTION, OWNING AND OPERATING DENNIS HAGEMANN REMODELING AND REPAIR IN
        TOPEKA FOR MANY YEARS.  HE HAD FORMERLY WORKED AT THE GOODYEAR COMPANY IN
        TOPEKA. HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE CAPITOL CITY GUN CLUB, A MEMBER OF N.R.A.,
        AMERICAN LEGION AND WAS AN AVID MOTORCYCLIST. HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS MOTHER,
        ROBERTA E. HAGEMANN, OZAWKIE, HIS COMPANION AND SWEETHEART OF 23 YEARS,
        DONNA K. KENNEY, TOPEKA, AND FOUR LITTLE FOUR FOOTED FRIENDS. HE WAS
        PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS FATHER, ALBERT R. HAGEMANN ON JUNE 24, 1989 AND
        HIS SON, TRAVIS HAGEMANN ON JUNE 19, 2005.

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HARRISON
  Name: JIM HARRISON



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HOLLIDAY
  Name: BENNIE HOLLIDAY



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MILES
  Name: DAVID MILES



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PALUBINSKI
  Name: JOHN PALUBINSKI

        JOHN PALUBINSKI DEPARTED THIS WORLD TO BE WITH HIS LORD AND SAVIOR ON
        NOVEMBER 13, 2011. HE WAS BORN ON MARCH 17, 1943 IN TOPEKA, KS TO TONY AND
        NYLA PALUBINSKI. HE MARRIED JANE MYSWONGER ON JUNE 10, 1967. JOHN IS
        SURVIVED BY HIS WIFE JANE; SISTER MRS. TONYA MCCLELLAN (DAVID); 3 CHILDREN:
         KETTI DAWSON (LEON), FAITH NOVAK (SCOTT), JEREMY PALUBINSKI (SARA), AND
        ONE NEICE AND THREE NEPHEWS. HE NOTED HIS MOST SIGNIFICANT TIMES IN THE
        PAST 50 YEARS INCLUDE TROUT FISHING WITH HIS DAUGHTER FAITH; BASS FISHING
        WITH HIS DAUGHTER KETTI; FISHING AND HUNTING WITH SON JEREMY, AND FISHING
        WITH HIS FISHING BUDDIES JANE AND SISTER MARJORIE. MOST RECENTLY, IT HAS
        BEEN WATCHING HIS BEAUTIFUL GRANDDAUGHTERS BROOKLYN, MAKENNA, KRYSTA, AVA
        AND ALIYAH PLAY. WE WERE BLESSED TO HAVE JANE AND JOHN ATTEND WRHS 50TH
        REUNION AND TO HAVE SOME TIME WITH JOHN TO SHARE CHERISHED SCHOOL AND LIFE
        MEMORIES.

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ROSS
  Name: KATHRYN ANDERSON

        KATHRYN KATHY ANDERSON, 65, OF TOPEKA, PASSED AWAY AT HER HOME OF NATURAL
        CAUSES, MONDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2008. KATHY WAS BORN JULY 17, 1943 IN ROCKFORD,
        ILLINOIS THE DAUGHTER OF DONALD AND ELSIE SMALL ROSS. SHE SPENT THE
        MAJORITY OF HER LIFE IN TOPEKA GRADUATING FROM WASHBURN RURAL HIGH SCHOOL
        IN 1961. SHE ATTENDED EMPORIA STATE UNIVERSITY AND WASHBURN UNIVERSITY. SHE
        HAD ATTENDED FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH AND WAS A MEMBER OF THE ABWA. SHE HAD
        WORKED FOR VICTORY LIFE INSURANCE AND H&R BLOCK. KATHY WAS CURRENTLY
        EMPLOYED BY THE STATE OF KANSAS SRS WORKING IN LAWRENCE, KANSAS. SHE WAS
        PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER FATHER. SURVIVORS INCLUDE HER MOTHER, ELSIE ROSS,
        TOPEKA; ONE SISTER, KANDY LEHMANN, TOPEKA; ONE BROTHER, KIM ROSS, HOLTON,
        KS; ELEVEN NIECES AND NEPHEWS, 20 GREAT NIECES AND NEPHEWS, AND THREE
        GREAT-GREAT NIECES. INTERMENT IS AT THE ZION LUTHERAN CEMETERY, EVEREST,
        KANSAS.

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STEVICK
  Name: JAMES STEVICK



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TUGGLE
  Name: DONNA TUGGLE




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AUMAN
  Name: RICTOR AUMAN



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CRITES
  Name: GEORGE CRITES



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DOERSCHLAG
  Name: BETTY DOERSCHLAG



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DUNCAN
  Name: JIM DUNCAN



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HAWKS
  Name: TOM HAWKS



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HOVEY
  Name: GAYLE HOVEY



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HOWELL
  Name: CHARLES (CHUCK) HOWELL

        ST. CHARLES, MO. - CHARLES EMERSON "CHUCK" HOWELL, 61, ST. CHARLES, MO.,
        FORMERLY OF ANKENY, IOWA, DIED PEACEFULLY SATURDAY, JUNE 11, 2005, AT
        BARNES JEWISH HOSPITAL IN ST. LOUIS. WIDOWED SINCE 1984, HE WAS THE HUSBAND
        OF THE LATE JOHNANN CATHERINE MCKITTRICK HOWELL. HE WAS BORN IN DEMING,
        N.M., THE SON OF BETTY EMERSON HOWELL AND THE LATE CHARLES EDWIN HOWELL. HE
        GREW UP IN TOPEKA AND GRADUATED FROM WASHBURN RURAL HIGH SCHOOL. HE
        ATTENDED CHURCH COLLEGE OF HAWAII AND EMPORIA STATE IN KANSAS. FROM KANSAS
        HIS CAREER TOOK HIM AND HIS FAMILY TO ANKENY, IOWA, WHERE HE LIVED FOR MANY
        YEARS BAFORE MOVING TO ST. CHARLES. CHUCK IS SURVIVIED BY HIS MOTHER, BETTY
        EMERSON HOWELL, ESTES PARK, CO.; A BROTHER, BOB HOWELL AND HIS WIFE, DIANE,
        ESTES PARK, CO.; A SISTER, SALLY AUSTIN RAY AND HER HUSBAND, JERRY, OLATHE,
        KAN.; TWO CHILCREN, CATHERINE LOUISE HOWELL, ALTOONA, IOWA, AND CHARLES
        EDWIN HOWELL AND TINA, CUMMING, IOWA; GRANDCHILDREN, COLTON CHARLES HOWELL,
        HALEY LYNN HOWELL AND DYLAN EDWARD STEIL; NIECES AND NEPHEWS; AND A
        LONGTIME FRIEND, DARLENE SPAFFORD, ST. CHARLES. BURIAL WAS AT
        PENWELL-GABEL'S MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY IN TOPEKA. TOPEKA CAPITAL-JOURNAL
        6/15/2005

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JOHNSTON
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LEWIS
  Name: DELVY LEWIS

        FORMER WASHBURN RURAL AND KANSAS BASKETBALL STANDOUT DELVY LEWIS PASSED
        AWAY MONDAY AFTERNOON. THE 68-YEAR-OLD’S DEATH ENDED A NINE-YEAR BATTLE
        WITH CANCER. LEWIS WAS NO. 24 ON THE CAPITAL-JOURNAL’S TOP 100 ATHLETES OF
        SHAWNEE COUNTY LIST, RELEASED THIS PAST SUMMER. A 1962 RURAL GRAD, LEWIS
        HELPED THE JUNIOR BLUES WIN A STATE BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP IN ’60 AND POST
        A 67-7 RECORD DURING HIS THREE HIGH SCHOOL SEASONS. LEWIS WENT ON TO EARN
        ALL-BIG EIGHT FIRST-TEAM HONORS HIS SENIOR YEAR AT KU IN 1966. LEWIS SERVED
        AS TEAM CAPTAIN HIS SENIOR SEASON, WHEN HE AVERAGED 10.9 POINTS. HE ALSO
        WAS A THREE-YEAR LETTERMAN AT RURAL IN FOOTBALL AS A QUARTERBACK AND A
        THREE-YEAR LETTERMAN IN TRACK AND FIELD AS A JAVELIN THROWER. LEWIS WAS A
        THREE-YEAR STARTER AT POINT GUARD FOR THE JAYHAWKS. HE HELPED KU TO THE
        1964 AND 1965 BIG EIGHT HOLIDAY TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIPS, WHERE HE WAS MVP
        OF THE 1965 TOURNAMENT. HE HELPED THE JAYHAWKS TO A 13-1 RECORD AND THE BIG
        EIGHT REGULAR SEASON CHAMPIONSHIP IN 1966. THE CAPITAL-JOURNAL

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MARK
  Name: CHERYL WATKINS

        CHERYL ANNE WATKINS, 69, OF PHOENIX, AZ PASSED AWAY ON MAY 29, 2013, JUST 8
        DAYS FOLLOWING HER 69TH BIRTHDAY. UNFORTUNATELY, SHE SPENT HER BIRTHDAY IN
        ST. JOSEPH’’S HOSPITAL BEING TREATED FOR SIDE EFFECTS OF THE CANCER THAT
        HAD AFFLICTED HER, ONCE IN 2006 AND AGAIN IN 2012-2013. FORTUNATELY, SHE
        WAS ABLE TO RETURN HOME WHERE SHE PASSED AWAY IN THE LOVING ARMS OF HER
        HUSBAND JIM. CHERYL ANNE MARK WAS BORN IN SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI, ON MAY 21,
        1944. BECAUSE HER FATHER WAS IN THE MILITARY, SHE ATTENDED A WIDE VARIETY
        OF SCHOOLS IN MISSOURI, GEORGIA, TEXAS & IDAHO BEFORE GRADUATING FROM
        WASHBURN RURAL HIGH SCHOOL IN TOPEKA, KANSAS. AT WRHS, SHE WAS HONORED AS
        QUEEN OF COURTS BY THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP BASKETBALL TEAM DURING HER SENIOR
        YEAR. AFTER GRADUATION, SHE ENROLLED AT WASHBURN UNIVERSITY WHERE SHE MET
        HER FUTURE HUSBAND JIM. THEY MARRIED AT THE END OF HER SOPHOMORE YEAR & SHE
        LEFT SCHOOL TO WORK & HELP HER NEW HUSBAND FINISH HIS LAST 1.5 YEARS OF
        SCHOOLING. HIS FIRST JOB TOOK THEM TO THE SEATTLE AREA WHERE THEY SETTLED
        IN BELLEVUE. 12 YEARS LATER A JOB TRANSFER TOOK THEM TO PHOENIX WHERE THEY
        HAVE RESIDED EVER SINCE. CHERYL RAISED 2 SONS WHILE STAYING VERY ACTIVE IN
        HER FAITH THROUGH CHURCH & IN-DEPTH BIBLE STUDIES WITH BIBLE STUDY
        FELLOWSHIP (BSF) AND COMMUNITY BIBLE STUDY (CBS). AFTER HER SONS LEFT HOME,
        SHE PURSUED A LIFELONG GOAL IN MEDICINE & GOT HER RN DEGREE FROM PHOENIX
        COLLEGE IN 1998. HER 2 YEAR WORK EXPERIENCE IN NURSING WAS FOR HOSPICE OF
        THE VALLEY AS A CRITICAL CARE NURSE, THE SAME GROUP THAT WAS JUST CALLED IN
        FOR ASSISTANCE ON HER FINAL DAY. CHERYL IS SURVIVED BY HER HUSBAND JIM,
        SONS JODY (JENNIFER) & MATT (LIZ), GRANDCHILDREN KAITLYN, JAKE, JIMMY &
        LIAM, MOTHER MARGIE MARK, BROTHER RICHARD MARK (SANDY) AND NIECES SARAH &
        EMILY MARK. CHERYL WAS A WONDERFUL WIFE, LOVING MOTHER & ADORING
        GRANDMOTHER. PUBLISHED IN THE ARIZONA REPUBLIC ON JUNE 2, 2013

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MCELHANON
  Name: WARREN MCELHANON




PARADIS


        PUBLISHED IN TOPEKA CAPITAL-JOURNAL ON DECEMBER 30, 2010. RON PARADIS, 66,
        TOPEKA, PASSED AWAY ON SUNDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2010 AT HIS RESIDENCE. RON WAS
        BORN JUNE 30, 1944 IN CASPER, WYOMING, THE SON OF ORVILLE AND VONDA
        (BENDRIX) PARADIS. HE WAS A 1962 GRADUATE OF WASHBURN RURAL HIGH SCHOOL
        WHERE HE WAS A FOUR YEAR BASKETBALL STARTER WHO HELPED LEAD THE JUNIOR
        BLUES TO THREE STATE BASKETBALL TOURNAMENTS INCLUDING A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
        IN 1960. IN 1962, HE WAS NAMED AS A SCHOLASTIC MAGAZINE FIRST TEAM
        ALL-AMERICAN. HE WAS A TWO-TIME ALL-STATE MEMBER AND REMAINS THE SCHOOL'S
        ALL TIME LEADING SCORER WITH 1,609 POINTS. RON THEN WENT TO KANSAS STATE
        UNIVERSITY WHERE HE WAS A THREE YEAR LETTERMAN IN BASKETBALL AND PLAYED IN
        THE 1964 FINAL FOUR. HE REMAINS ONE OF THE WILDCAT'S TOP 100 CAREER
        SCORERS. FROM 1969 TO 1997, RON WORKED AT WIBW IN BOTH RADIO AND TELEVISION
        DURING WHICH HE WAS NAMED KANSAS BROADCASTER OF THE YEAR ON FIVE OCCASIONS.
        HE DID PLAY BY PLAY FOR THE KANSAS STATE NETWORK, WAS A PIONEER OF THE
        SPORTS RADIO CALL-IN FORMAT AND CREATED PARADIS PRODUCTIONS WHICH PRODUCED
        MEMORABLE CHARACTERS SUCH AS THE KRISKENKO BROTHERS, ARGO SNERDBALL, AND
        BITS LIKE RON'S ROD AND REEL. MOST RECENTLY, RON WAS INDUCTED INTO THE
        TOPEKA-SHAWNEE COUNTY SPORTS COUNCIL HALL OF FAME. RON MARRIED BETTY R.
        STRICKLEN ON AUGUST 27, 1966 IN MANHATTAN, KS. THEY LATER DIVORCED. SHE
        SURVIVES. OTHER SURVIVORS INCLUDE SON, BROCK (STACEY) PARADIS, CHICAGO, IL;
        DAUGHTER, JENNA (VIC) RIGGIN, TOPEKA; GRANDCHILDREN, KYLE, MAXWELL, EMMIT,
        ; TWIN SISTER, YVONNE PARADIS, TOPEKA ; BROTHER, GREG (WENDY) PARADIS,
        GRAND ISLAND, NE ; NIECE KARA PARADIS, KANSAS CITY; AND NEPHEW JUSTIN
        PARADIS, KANSAS CITY. HE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS PARENTS, AND THREE
        BELOVED DOGS, GERONIMO, BERSHIVERS AND PANTHER. MEMORIAL CONTRIBUTIONS MAY
        BE MADE TO HELPING HANDS HUMANE SOCIETY, 2625 NW ROCHESTER ROAD, TOPEKA,
        KANSAS 66617.

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VINCENT
  Name: DARRELL VINCENT




Class of 1963

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AKERS
  Name: MARVIN AKERS

        PUBLISHED IN TOPEKA CAPITAL-JOURNAL ON JULY 8, 2010 MARVIN GLENN AKERS, 65,
        TOPEKA PASSED AWAY JULY 6, 2010. MARVIN WAS BORN NOVEMBER 9, 1944 IN
        TOPEKA, THE SON OF RALPH EUGENE AND OPAL MILDRED (SMALLEY) AKERS. HE
        GRADUATED FROM WASHBURN RURAL HIGH SCHOOL. MARVIN SERVED IN THE NATIONAL
        GUARD DOING AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE. HE MARRIED SHIRLEY MAE DOUGLAS ON APRIL
        4, 1965 IN TOPEKA. HE WORKED IN COMMERCIAL DRYWALL FOR MANY YEARS IN A
        SUPERVISOR POSITION AND WAS THE ALL AROUND GO- TO- GUY. AS WELL AS HIS
        CAREER IN CONSTRUCTION MARVIN WAS PASSIONATE ABOUT FARMING AND AGRICULTURE
        AND RAISED HIS FAMILY IN THAT ENVIRONMENT. HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE AMERICAN
        LEGION POST 0198, OSAGE CITY. MARVIN HAD A GREAT WORK ETHIC; HE WAS A
        SIMPLE MAN AND HAD A GREAT SENSE OF HUMOR. HE ENJOYED THE OUTDOORS,
        FISHING, WOODWORKING AND WAS A RACE CAR ENTHUSIAST. HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS
        WIFE, SHIRLEY AKERS, TOPEKA; DAUGHTER, LORI RAE AKERS, KANSAS CITY; SON,
        JARED AKERS AND HIS WIFE, EMILY, LEE SUMMIT MO; GRANDCHILDREN, AVA SIMONE
        HARRINGTON, KAI JACOB HARRINGTON, DALLAS AND SARAH CHATHAM; GREAT
        GRANDDAUGHTER, JUNIPER PEARL CHATHAM; BROTHERS, MONTIE MERLE AKERS AND HIS
        WIFE, LINDA, MYRON RALPH AKERS AND HIS WIFE, COLEEN, ALL OF TOPEKA; AND A
        TRUCKLOAD OF NIECES AND NEPHEWS. HE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS PARENTS.

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BILLINGSLEY
  Name: LEONARD BILLINGSLEY



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CALL
  Name: FRANCES CALL



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CASEBIER
  Name: RICHARD CASEBIER

        RICHARD LOUIS CASEBIER, 56, TOPEKA, DIED SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2001,
        SHORTLY AFTER ARRIVAL AT A TOPEKA HOSPITAL AFTER HE WAS STRICKEN AT HOME.
        HE WAS BORN SEPT. 15, 1945, IN TOPEKA, TO LOUIS JACOB AND RUTH COBURN
        CASEBIER. HE GRADUATED FROM WASHBURN RURAL HIGH SCHOOL IN 1963 AND ATTENDED
        WASHBURN UNIVERSITY. HE WORKED IN THE ACCOUNTING DEPARTMENT OF BURLINGTON
        NORTHERN SANTA FE RAILWAY. HE WAS A CO-OWNER OF CASEBIER FIREWORKS. HE WAS
        A MEMBER OF SEABROOK CONGERGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST. HE MARRIED JO
        ANN HARRIS ON AUGHUST 24, 1968 IN TOPEKA. SHE SURVIVES. OTHER SURVIVORS
        INCLUDE A SON, BRIAN EDWARD CASEBIER, TOPEKA; HIS PARENTS, LOUIS JACOB AND
        RUTH COBURN CASEBIER, TOPEKA; A SISTER, ROBERTA OESTREICH, WAKARUSA; AND A
        GRANDSON.

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CLUGSTON
  Name: MICHELE KELLEY

        MICHELE SUZANNE CLUGSTON KELLEY, AGE 56, DIED NOVEMBER 15, 2001 IN BOULDER,
        OF CANCER. MICHELE WAS BORN IN SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS ON MARCH 22, 1945, TO
        GERALD AND INGERID CLUGSTON. SHE WAS MARRIED TO TED FLYNN KELLEY JR. IN
        1967, IN LITTLER ROCK, ARKANSAS. MICHELE GRADUATED FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF
        KANSAS WITH A BA IN EDUCATION IN 1967. IN 1987 SHE RECEIVED HER MASTERS
        DEGREE IN EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION FROM FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY, BOCA
        RATON, FL. IN THE EARLY 70S SHE HELPED TO INITIATE THE ELEMENTARY SPANISH
        PROGRAM IN BOULDER. LATER SHE TAUGHT SPANISH IN THE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS WHERE
        SHE LIVED AND WORKED AS A SPANISH SPEAKING VOLUNTEER TO ASSIST THE MARIEL
        BOAT REFUGEES FROM CUBA WHILE IN ROCHESTER, MINNESOTA. AFTER RETURNING TO
        BOULDER IN 1989 MICHELE TAUGHT SPANISH AT FREDERIC JR. AND SR. HIGH SCHOOL,
        WESTMINSTER HIGH SCHOOL, AND FAIRVIEW HIGH SCHOOL WHERE SHE INITIATED THE
        INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE PROGRAM. SHE ADVANCED TO ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL AT
        ANGEVINE AND CASEY MIDDLE SCHOOL. IN 2000 MICHELE BECAME PRINCIPAL AT VIKAN
        MIDDLE SCHOOL IN BRIGHTON, WHERE SHE FINISHED THE SCHOOL YEAR DESPITE HER
        ILLNESS. MICHELE WAS DEDICATED TO HER CAREER IN EDUCATION. HER FIRST DUTY
        WAS TO HER FAMILY. HER INTERESTS INCLUDED LATIN CULTURE, THE ARTS, AND
        TRAVEL. SHE SKIED, HIKED, CAMPED AND LOVED THE MOUNTAINS OF COLORADO AND
        NEW MEXICO. MICHELE IS SURVIVED BY HER HUSBAN, TED KELLY, OF BOULDER, HER
        DAUGHTERS INGERID OF DENVER, AND MEGAN OF PORTAND, OR; MOTHER, INGERID
        CLUGSTON OF ALBUQUERQUE, NM; TWO SISTERS, INGRID DYE OF PHOENIX, AZ, AND
        CAROL MOYLE OF ST. PETERSBURG, FL; AND HER BROTHER, PETER CLUGSTON OF
        ALBUQUERQUE.

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SANSCHAGRIN
  Name: TOMMY SANSCHAGRIN




Class of 1964

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BOGAN
  Name: PEGGY SWANSON

        THE FOLLOWING IS FROM KAREN FRITTS ON 4/8/2009 (CLASS OF 1964): JUST A NOTE
        TO LET YOU ALL KNOW THAT PEGGY BOGAN SWANSON PASSED AWAY THIS MORNING ABOUT
        6:00 IN A COLUMBUS OHIO HOSPITAL. SHE PASSED PEACEFULLY IN HER SLEEP. SHE
        WAS SO LOOKING FORWARD TO COMING TO TOPEKA FOR THIS SUMMER'S REUNION.

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CEARLEY
  Name: KEITH CEARLEY

        H. KEITH CEARLEY, JR., 62, A RESIDENT OF FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS PASSED AWAY
        ON MONDAY, APRIL 27, 2009 AT THE HOME OF HIS SISTER, MARILYN MATHIS AND
        HUSBAND BILL IN DOYLESTOWN, PA. HE WAS BORN ON MAY 3, 1946 IN LITTLE ROCK,
        ARKANSAS AND WAS A BELOVED SON, FATHER, BROTHER AND FRIEND. HE GRADUATED
        FROM WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY WITH A DEGREE IN HOTEL AND RESTAURANT
        MANAGEMENT AND BEGAN HIS CAREER AS THE YOUNGEST INNKEEPER IN THE HISTORY OF
        THE HOLIDAY INN HOTELS. HE PURCHASED HIS FIRST BONANZA RESTAURANT IN
        FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS IN 1972 AND BUILT THE RESTAURANT BUSINESS INTO A
        MULTI-STATE ORGANIZATION. IN 1976, HE FULFILLED A LIFELONG DREAM AND OPENED
        THE OLD POST OFFICE RESTAURANT. THE RESTORATION OF THE OLD POST OFFICE,
        WHICH WAS PLACED ON THE NATIONAL REGISTRY OF HISTORIC PLACES, WAS A MAJOR
        FORCE IN REJUVENATING DOWNTOWN FAYETTEVILLE AND BECAME AN INTEGRAL PART OF
        THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY. HE WAS AN AVID FAN AND FINANCIAL SUPPORTER OF THE
        UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS BASKETBALL AND FOOTBALL PROGRAMS AS WELL AS LOCAL
        YOUTH SPORTS PROGRAMS. HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS MOTHER FRANCES AMBORT CEARLEY
        OF DALLAS, TX, SON SEAN AND GRANDDAUGHTER ANNA OF SEATTLE, WA, SON CHAD OF
        FAYETTEVILLE, AR, BROTHER DON, OF COLLEGE STATION, TX, AND  SISTER, MARILYN
        MATHIS, OF DOYLESTOWN, PA. A GRAVESIDE SERVICE CONDUCTED BY MEMORIAL
        GARDENS OF SHERIDAN WILL BE HELD AT 11:00 A.M. ON MAY 11TH AT GRAPEVINE
        CEMETERY IN GRAPEVINE, ARKANSAS. A MEMORIAL SERVICE IN CELEBRATION OF
        KEITH'S LIFE WILL BE HELD AT MOORE'S CHAPEL IN FAYETTEVILLE ON TUESDAY, MAY
        12, AT 10:00 A.M. IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, CONTRIBUTIONS IN HIS NAME CAN BE MADE
        TO CROSSROADS HOSPICE, 300 LAKESIDE DRIVE SUITE 120, HORSHAM, PA 19044.

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CHALMERS
  Name: ROB CHALMERS

        ROBERT EARL CHALMERS, 62 OF SCOTTSDALE, AZ., PASSED AWAY ON THURSDAY, JULY
        3, 2008 AT THE HOSPICE OF THE VALLEY'S SHERMAN HOME IN PHOENIX. HE WAS
        COMFORTED AT HIS BEDSIDE BY HIS WIFE, SON AND CLOSE FRIENDS. ROB WAS BORN
        ON FEBRUARY 6, 1946 IN EVERETT,  WA, THE SON OF DONALD AND LEONA CHALMERS
        OF TOPEKA. HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS BELOVED WIFE RITA, MOTHER LEONA AND SON
        BRETT AND WIFE STACY AND GRANDCHILDREN COLE AND RILEY. A GRADUATE OF
        WASHBURN RURAL HIGH SCHOOL AND THE UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS, ROB SERVED 31
        YEARS AS A FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENT, RETIRING IN 2002 FROM THE U.S.
        POSTAL INSPECTION SERVICE. HIS INVESTIGATIVE WORK INCLUDED ASSIGNMENTS IN
        SALT LAKE CITY, DENVER AND WASHINGTON. INERMENT WAS AT THE LYNDON CEMETERY.
        PUBLISHED IN THE TOPEKA CAPITAL-JOURNAL ON 7/15/2008.

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ECKHART
  Name: GREGG ECKHART



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EILENBERG
  Name: JON EILENBERG

        PER HIS WISHES, THERE WAS NO OBITUARY OR MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR JON. PER
        JON'S SON, JON HAD A MASSIVE STROKE ON WEDNESDAY MORNING THAT DESTROYED
        ESSENTIAL REGIONS OF HIS BRAIN. THERE WAS NO CHANCE HE WOULD EVER WAKE UP.
        LIFE SUPPORT WAS REMOVED ON FRIDAY MORNING AND HE PASSED QUIETLY.

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FINNERTY
  Name: WILLIAM FINNERTY

        BILL FINNERTY DIED SUDDENLY IN AN AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT SUNDAY, NOV. 9, 2003.
        BILL WAS BORN APRIL 5, 1946, IN OGDEN, UTAH, THE SON OF WILLIAM JOSEPH
        FINNERTY II AND ALBERTHA ANN (CLARK) FINNERTY. BEING FROM AN AIR FORCE
        FAMILY, BILL LIVED IN MANY PLACES WHILE HE WAS GROWING UP, INCLUDING NEW
        YORK, ALABAMA, NEBRASKA, TEXAS, AND MOROCCO, WHICH WOULD CERTINLY EXPLAIN
        HIS LOVE FOR TRAVEL. HE GRADUATED WITH DEGREES FROM BOTH KANSAS STATE
        UNIVERSITY IN BIOLOGY AND COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY IN BUSINESS. BILL MET
        HIS WIVE PAT GERARDY, WHILE IN COLLEGE, AND THEY MARRIED IN AUGUST OF 1969.
        THEY MOVED TO FORT COLLINS IN 1971 AND THERE RAISED THEIR DAUGHTER, JILL.
        BILL WORKED FOR THE USDA AS AN AUDITOR FOR THE PAST 18 YEARS. ALTHOUGH
        TRAVELING FOR WORK MEANT THAT HE WAS AWAY FROM THE FAMILY, BILL ESPECIALLY
        ENJOYED WORKING IN WASHINGTON, D.C., NEW ORLEANS, AND NEW YORK, WHERE ON
        OCCASION, PAT WAS ABLE TO GO WITH HIM AND SPEND TIME SIGHTSEEING. BILL WAS
        A WONDERFUL, PATIENT AND PROUD FATHER. HE AND JILL WERE VERY CLOSE. BILL
        LOVED HUMOR AND HAD AN INFECTIOUS LAUGH THAT GAVE ALL HIS FAMILY AND
        FRIENDS GREAT JOY. HE WAS SINCERE, HONEST AND A DOWN-TO-EARTH KIND OF GUY.
        TAKING ROAD TRIPS WITH HIS WIFE, PAT, VISITING SMALL TOWNS, DINING WITH THE
        LOCALS AND SEARCHING FOR ANTIQUES AND COLLECTIBLES PROVIDED MANY WONDERFUL
        MEMORIES. MAINE IN THE FALL; THE WEST COAST IN THE WINTER; UTAH IN THE
        SPRING; AND YELLOWSTONE IN THE SUMMER WERE SOME OF HIS FAVORITE PLACES.
        BILL WAS SPONTANEOUS. AT A MOMENT'S NOTICE, HE AND PAT WOULD PICK UP JILL,
        BRYAN AND THE GRANDKIDS FOR A NIGHT OF CAMPING AND GAZING AT THE STARS
        TOGETHER. BILL WAS ALWAYS INVOLVED IN SPORTS, PLAYING IN HIGH SCHOOL AND
        LATER AS A FAN ENTHUSIASTICALLY SUPPORTING HIS LOCAL TEAMS. HIS
        GRANDCHILDREN, GAVIN AND PAYTON, MEANT THE WORLD TO HIM. BILL IS SURVIVED
        BY HIS WIFE, PAT, OF FORT COLLINS; HIS DAUGHTER, JILL, HER HUSBAND, BRYAN
        DEVLIN, AND GRANDCHILDREN GAVIN AND PAYTON OF EATON.

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HUGHES
  Name: DAVID HUGHES

        DAVID J. HUGHES, 66, OF PORTSMOUTH PASSED AWAY ON APRIL 21, 2013 WITH HIS
        LOVING WIFE, BARBARA BURNS, BY HIS SIDE.DAVID WAS BORN IN ABERBARGOED,
        WALES IN 1946. DAVID WAS A GRADUATE OF MIT AND RECEIVED HIS MASTERS IN
        BIOLOGICAL OCEANOGRAPHY FROM JOHNS HOPKINS. AS AN OCEANOGRAPHER, DAVID
        WORKED AT BIGELOW LABS, WOODS HOLE AND THE UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE BEFORE
        MAKING THE TRANSITION TO TECHNOLOGY. DAVID WORKED AT DIGITAL EQUIPMENT
        CORPORATION AND HEWLETT PACKARD FOR TWENTY YEARS. ON HIS RETIREMENT, HE
        RETURNED TO HIS UNIVERSITY AND BIOLOGY ROOTS AT URI WHERE HE WORKED WITH
        THE CEEC, LECTURED IN THE MASTER GARDENER CERTIFICATION PROGRAM AND EARNED
        A PLACE IN THE URI MASTER GARDENER HALL OF FAME. DAVID WAS A RENAISSANCE
        MAN- A TRAVELER, MUSICIAN, AMATEUR ASTRONOMER, MODEL RAILROAD BUFF,
        GARDENER, CHEF, TEACHER, MENTOR AND BELOVED FRIEND.

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JONES
  Name: PATTI MAGATHAN

        PATTI MAGATHAN PASSED AWAY PEACEFULLY ON JUNE 23, 2012 AT MIDLAND CARE
        HOSPICE IN TOPEKA, AFTER A SHORT BATTLE WITH CANCER. PATTI HAS BEEN
        CREMATED. PATTI ENTERED THIS WORLD IN SAN ANTONIO, TX ON JANUARY 31, 1946
        TO PARENTS SCOTT DEAN JONES AND MABLE ESTELLE TAYLOR JONES. SHE SPENT HER
        EARLY YEARS IN TEXAS AND FLORIDA. THE FAMILY LIVED IN WICHITA TWO YEARS
        PRIOR TO MOVING TO TOPEKA. PATTI GRADUATED FROM WASHBURN RURAL HIGH SCHOOL
        AND KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY. SHE WORKED MOST OF HER CAREER FOR SOUTHWESTERN
        BELL, RETIRING IN 1998. PATTI WAS A MEMBER OF TELEPHONE PIONEERS, SHAWNEE
        COUNTY EXTENSION MASTER GARDENERS, TAKING STOCK (A WOMEN’S INVESTMENT
        GROUP), AS WELL AS SERVING IN VARIOUS OTHER VOLUNTEER CAPACITIES. IN HER
        SPARE TIME, SHE ALSO OWNED HER OWN COMPUTER BUSINESS AND WORKED IN THE I.T.
        DEPARTMENT AT THE STATE CAPITOL WHILE THE LEGISLATURE WAS IN SESSION. PATTI
        IS SURVIVED BY HER DAUGHTER JENNIFER MAGATHAN SANDERS (TOMMY),
        GRANDCHILDREN MORGAN AND TREY, ALL OF GAINESVILLE GA, HER SISTER SHARON
        JONES MEYER (MARK) OF WESTERVILLE, OH, AND BY SEVERAL NIECES AND NEPHEWS.


KNOLL


        BARBARA RAPOZA, 66, OF OSAGE CITY, LEFT THIS WORLD ON NOVEMBER 30, 2012 AT
        STORMONT-VAIL HOSPITAL. SHE WAS BORN ON JULY 18, 1946 IN QUINTER, KANSAS,
        THE ELDEST DAUGHTER OF GEORGE AUGUST AND EDNA MARIE (SCHECK) KNOLL. BARBARA
        WAS A HOMEMAKER. SHE ENJOYED READING, ESPECIALLY THE BIBLE, DOING CROSSWORD
        PUZZLES, PLAYING CARDS, KNITTING, CROCHETING AND COOKING. BARBARA WAS A
        LOVING WIFE, SISTER AND MOST OF ALL A LOVING MOTHER. SHE MARRIED EDWARD
        JUNIOR RAPOZA IN TOPEKA. HE SURVIVES. SHE IS ALSO SURVIVED BY HER CHILDREN,
        KEVIN, MARLA, MICHELLE AND THERESA, HER STEPCHILDREN, BUDDY, CHAD AND
        RENEE, A SISTER, MARY ORTEGA, AND A BROTHER, GEORGE KNOLL. SHE WAS ALSO A
        LOVING GRANDMOTHER TO 11 GRANDCHILDREN AND 6 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN. SHE WILL
        BE MISSED IMMENSELY. PUBLISHED IN TOPEKA CAPITAL-JOURNAL ON DECEMBER 2,
        2012

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KOELLING
  Name: LARRY KOELLING

        SURF CITY, NC -- LARRY ALLEN KOELLING, 59, OF SURF CITY, DIED SUNDAY,
        SEPTEMBER 17, 2006 AT ONSLOW MEMORIAL HOSPITAL IN JACKSONVILLE, NC. AT HIS
        REQUEST, THERE WILL BE NO MEMORIAL SERVICES. LARRY WORKED FOR GOODYEAR TIRE
        CO. FOR 32 YEARS BEFORE RETIRING AND FULFILLING HIS DREAM OF LIVING AT AND
        ENJOYING THE BEACH AND OCEAN IN SURF CITY, NC. HE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY
        HIS FATHER, HARRY KOELLING. SURVIVORS INCLUDE HIS WIFE, KAREN KOELLING; ONE
        DAUGHTER, HEATHER SMITH OF BERRYTON, KS; HIS MOTHER, MARLETA MOORE OF
        MURPHY, NC; ONE BROTHER, JOE KOELLING OF MURPHY, NC; ONE GRANDDAUGHTER,
        KOELL SMITH OF BERRYTON, KS; ONE GRANDSON, STEELE SMITH OF BERRYTON, KS;
        TWO STEP-DAUGHTERS, STEPHENY AMBROSE AND HER SON, MAX, OF TOPEKA, KS AND
        KRISTY DROEGEMEIER AND HER DAUGHTER, KATELYN, OF BURLINGAME, KS. INSTEAD OF
        SENDING FLOWERS, LARRY WOULD HAVE PREFERRED YOU TO REMEMBER HIM WITH
        HAPPINESS AND SHARING WITH YOUR FAVORITE CHARITY. FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS ARE
        BY JONES FUNERAL HOME, HOLLY RIDGE, N.C. PUBLISHED IN THE TOPEKA
        CAPITAL-JOURNAL FROM 9/20/2006 - 9/24/2006

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MELLIES
  Name: DONALD MELLIES

        FROM LYLA ACCARDI: WRHS ALUMS, I JUST RECEIVED THIS FROM A DEAR FRIEND WHO
        KNOWS THAT I KNOW DON MELLIES, WRHS 1964. DON HAD SEVERE ELEPISY ALL HIS
        LIFE, AND FOR SEVERAL YEARS HAD MANY HEART PROBLEMS. THE TOPEKA PAPER DID A
        STORY ABOUT DON AND HIS COMPANION DOG A FEW YEARS AGO. DON HAD LIVED AT
        DRURY PLACE FOR NINE YEARS. DON HAD MADE MANY INTERNET FRIENDS OVER THE
        YEARS, AND WE HAD STAYED IN TOUCH FOR THE PAST 15 OR SO YEARS TOO. DON WAS
        A NICE MAN. PS I DID CONFIRM THIS WITH THE MGR AT DRURY PLACE. THE
        FOLLOWING IS A NOTE RECEIVED BY LYLA: MY MOTHER JUST TOLD ME THAT DON (YOUR
        CLASSMATE?) WHO LIVED AND WORKED AT DRURY PLACE WAS FOUND DEAD IN HIS
        APARTMENT SUNDAY MORNING. HE HAD BEEN OUT OF THE APARTMENT EARLIER AND
        TAKEN HIS DOG JACK OUTSIDE. THE DOG, A DARLING DACHSHUND WHO WAS A TRAINED
        COMPANION DOG FOR SOMEONE WITH DON'S MEDICAL PROBLEM, STARTED BARKING
        FURIOUSLY MIDMORNING AND THEY WENT RIGHT IN AND FOUND DON. THOUGHT YOU
        MIGHT LIKE TO KNOW THIS.

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MUTUAL
  Name: CANDY MUTUAL



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OMAN
  Name: BRADLEY OMAN

        BRADLEY E. “BRAD” OMAN, 63, OF ALTAMONT, KANSAS, PASSED AWAY WITH HIS
        FAMILY BY HIS SIDE AT 10:45 P.M., WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10, 2010, AFTER A SHORT
        BATTLE WITH CANCER. HE WAS BORN MAY 8, 1946, IN TOPEKA, KS, TO VINCENT AND
        ALICE (YOUNGBLOM) OMAN. IN 1964, HE GRADUATED FROM WASHBURN RURAL HIGH
        SCHOOL IN TOPEKA, KS. HE RECEIVED A BS IN WOOD TECHNOLOGY FROM PITTSBURG
        STATE UNIVERSITY, PITTSBURG, KS, IN 1972. BRAD WAS MARRIED TO JULIE HESS ON
        AUGUST 26, 1967. THE COUPLE LIVED IN PITTSBURG BEFORE MOVING TO ALTAMONT IN
        1968 WHERE THEY HAVE SINCE LIVED. FROM 1967 TO 1971, HE SERVED IN THE U.S.
        NAVY ABOARD THE USS CORAL SEA AIRCRAFT CARRIER CV-43 AND WAS A LIFETIME
        MEMBER OF THE VFW. FOLLOWING HIS DISCHARGE FROM THE NAVY, BRAD WORKED FOR
        BOB DIVINE IN PARSONS AND THEN TAUGHT BUILDING AND TRADES AT LCHS IN
        ALTAMONT FROM 1973 TO 1976. AFTER TEACHING, HE STARTED OMAN CONSTRUCTION
        COMPANY BUILDING HOUSES AND DOING REMODELING, RETIRING IN 2007. HE WAS VERY
        INVOLVED IN ORGANIZING THE ALTAMONT JAYCEES. LATER HE JOINED THE MASONIC
        LODGE IN ALTAMONT. BRAD WAS ESPECIALLY CLOSE TO HIS FAMILY, PARTICULARLY
        HIS THREE GRANDCHILDREN WHO HE WAS VERY PROUD OF. HE ENJOYED HUNTING,
        FISHING AND CAMPING THROUGHOUT HIS LIFE. HE LOVED TO BE OUTDOORS AND WAS AN
        AVID BIRD WATCHER. PLANTING A GARDEN WAS THE FIRST THING HE DID IN THE
        SPRING. SURVIVORS INCLUDE HIS WIFE JULIE, TWO DAUGHTERS, JENNIFER RUSSELL
        AND HUSBAND, RAY, OF PITTSBURG, KS; AND JANA INGRAM AND HUSBAND, RYAN, OF
        CHENEY, KS; THREE GRANDCHILDREN, TATUM, KINSLEE AND BRODY INGRAM; AND HIS
        BROTHER, BRENT OMAN, AND WIFE, TWILLA, OF HOUSTON, TX . HE WAS PRECEDED IN
        DEATH BY HIS PARENTS, VINCENT AND ALICE, AND STEPFATHER, MELVIN SWAN.
        BURIAL WAS IN MOUNT PLEASANT CEMETERY IN ALTAMONT.

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RANKIN
  Name: JOHN RANKIN



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SALLEY
  Name: EILEEN SALLEY

        SPOKANE, WASHINGTON ~ EILEEN SALLEY, 57, SPOKANE, WASHINGTON, PASSED AWAY
        SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2003. EILEEN WAS A 1964 GRADUATED OF WASHBURN RURAL
        HIGH SCHOOL. SHE WAS BORN JANUARY 13, 1946, IN TAMPA, FLORIDA. SHE WAS
        MARRIED TO JIM FIORITO IN SPOKANE, WASHINGTON, IN 2003. HE SURVIVES. OTHER
        SURVIVORS INCLUDE A SON IN HOUSTON, TEXAS; HER MOTHER, MRS. DOROTHY
        DESHONG, FLORIDA; A BROTHER, BILL DESHONG, SPOKANE; HER SISTER, KATHY, AT
        THE TIME SERVING ON A NAVEL SHIP IN THE PERSIAN GULF; AND TWO
        GRANDCHILDREN. MEMORIAL SERVICES WERE HELD IN SPOKANE ON SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER
        28, 2003. TOPEKA CAPITAL-JOURNAL 9/30/2003

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THRASHER
  Name: RONNIE THRASHER



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WILLOUGHBY
  Name: MARTINA (MARTI) MILLER

        MARTINA M. MILLER, 63, OF TOPEKA, PASSED AWAY THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 2009 AT
        HER HOME. SHE WAS BORN SEPTEMBER 15, 1945 IN MUNICH, GERMANY THE DAUGHTER
        OF IMFRIED AND MARTINA (WIMMER) WOEHRL. MARTINA WAS EMPLOYED AT JOANN
        FABRICS FOR OVER THIRTY YEARS BEFORE SHE RETIRED. IT WAS AT JOANNS SHE WAS
        ABLE TO SHARE HER LOVE OF SEWING WITH OTHERS. SHE ALSO ENJOYED GARDENING
        AND CATS. SHE WAS OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC FAITH. MARTINA WAS MARRIED TO JOHN
        P. MILLER ON OCTOBER 6, 1964 IN AUBURN. HE PRECEDED HER IN DEATH ON
        DECEMBER 19, 2002. SURVIVORS INCLUDE; TWO BROTHERS, GERHART WOEHRL OF
        MUNICH, GERMANY AND HARTMUT FRED WOEHRL OF GRANITE CITY, IL, ONE SISTER,
        HELGARD KEMNITZER OF MUNICH, GERMANY AND THREE NIECES, CHRISTINE FAIRCHILD
        OF ST. LOUIS, MO, MELISSA CLEVENSTINE OF ST. LOUIS, MO AND SANDY ROBERTSON
        OF TAMPA BAY, FL. THREE GREAT NIECES ALSO SURVIVE. MARTINA WAS CREMATED. AT
        HER REQUEST NO SERVICES WILL BE HELD. MEMORIAL CONTRIBUTIONS MAY BE MADE TO
        THE HELPING HANDS HUMANE SOCIETY AND SENT IN CARE OF THE BRENNAN-MATHENA
        FUNERAL HOME, 800 SW 6TH AVE., TOPEKA, KS 66603.


Class of 1965

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CAVINESS
  Name: KATHLEEN RUEDIGER



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CONROY
  Name: RONALD CONROY



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COOK
  Name: GORDON COOK




CURRY


        KATHIE ANN CURRY, 66, OF BILLINGS, QUIETLY PASSED AWAY SUNDAY, MAY 19,
        2013, FROM A HEART ATTACK SHE HAD SUFFERED THE PREVIOUS AFTERNOON. KATHIE
        WAS BORN DEC. 8, 1946, IN PITTSBURGH, PA., THE FIRST CHILD TO ROBERT AND
        MABEL CURRY. KATHIE

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HEATHER
  Name: GEORGE HEATHER

        GEORGE E. HEATHER, 60, FORMERLY OF TOPEKA, PASSED AWAY ON THURSDAY, AUGUST
        9, 2007 AT A LAWRENCE, KS HOSPITAL. HE WAS BORN ON DECEMBER 21, 1946 IN
        BOONVILLE, MO, THE SON OF ROY E. AND GENEVA L. SIECKMANN HEATHER. HE
        ATTENDED WASHBURN RURAL AND TOPEKA WEST HIGH SCHOOLS. GEORGE WAS A MARINE
        VETERAN. SURVIVORS INCLUDE ONE DAUGHTER, DOVIAN WHITTAKER OF CARBONDALE,
        ONE SON, JONATHAN E. HEATHER OF OLATHE, FIVE GRANDCHILDREN AND TWO SISTERS,
        GAIL BABB OF TOPEKA AND JUDY LUBENESKY OF BATH, PA. GEORGE WAS PRECEDED IN
        DEATH BY ONE BROTHER, JIM HEATHER AND ONE SISTER, BECKY WARTA. MEMORIAL
        SERVICES WILL BE HELD AT 11:00 A.M. MONDAY, AUGUST 27, 2007 AT NEWCOMER
        FAMILY FUNERAL HOME. CREMATION IS PLANNED. PUBLISHED IN THE TOPEKA
        CAPITAL-JOURNAL ON 8/17/2007

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MOREHEAD
  Name: ILA MOREHEAD

        ILA DIED FROM CANCER IN 2003

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RANKIN
  Name: SCOTT RANKIN




Class of 1966


BRUNTON


        MICHAEL F. BRUNTON MICHAEL FRED BRUNTON, TOPEKA BANKRUPTCY ATTORNEY AND
        LIFELONG RESIDENT, PASSED AWAY MARCH 24, 2011, WHILE WORKING IN HIS LAW
        OFFICE. HE WAS BORN ON SEPT. 15, 1948, TO CHARLES RAY BRUNTON AND MARGARET
        JANE BRUNTON SMITH. MICHAEL ATTENDED SUNNY ELEVATION GRADE SCHOOL AND
        WASHBURN RURAL HIGH SCHOOL, GRADUATING FROM TOPEKA WEST HIGH SCHOOL IN
        1966. HE ENLISTED IN THE U.S. ARMY IN 1969 AND WAS STATIONED IN OKINAWA,
        JAPAN, DURING THE VIETNAM WAR BEFORE BEING HONORABLY DISCHARGED IN 1972.
        AFTER FINISHING HIS MILITARY SERVICE, HE EARNED A BACHELOR

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HINDSLEY
  Name: JONE HARRIS



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RHONE
  Name: TIMOTHY RHONE



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STONE
  Name: KEN STONE



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TOMSON
  Name: JOHN TOMSON

        LENEXA- JOHN S. TOMSON, 60, OF LENEXA, KANSAS, PASSED AWAY DECEMBER 12,
        2008, AT MEDICALODGES OF GARDNER. GRAVESIDE SERVICES WILL BE AT 10:00 AM
        MONDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2008, AT SHAWNEE CENTER CEMETERY, WAKARUSA, KS.
        SURVIVORS INCLUDE 2 BROTHERS, JAMES G. TOMSON III AND HIS WIFE CHERYL AND
        THOMAS K. TOMSON, ALL OF LENEXA, KS. JOHN GRADUATED FROM ST. JOHN'S
        MILITARY SCHOOL IN SALINA, KS, WITH HONORS AND FROM WASHBURN RURAL HIGH
        SCHOOL WHERE HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE CHAMPIONSHIP BASKETBALL TEAM. HE WAS A
        MEMBER OF NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY. JOHN ATTENDED THE UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS
        WHERE HE WAS A MEMBER OF PHI GAMMA DELTA FRATERNITY AND PLAYED ON THE KU
        BASKETBALL TEAM.


Class of 1967

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DOMME
  Name: CHARLES DOMME



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VANDYKE
  Name: BRUCE VANDYKE

        BRUCE E. "BEETLE" VANDYKE BRUCE E. "BEETLE" VANDYKE, 58, OF TOPEKA, PASSED
        AWAY ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2007 AT MIDLAND HOSPICE HOUSE IN TOPEKA. HE WAS
        BORN ON FEBRUARY 6, 1949 IN RURAL VALLEY, PENN., THE SON OF WARREN C. AND
        MARGUERITE C. DOWDY VANDYKE. HE LIVED MOST OF HIS LIFE IN TOPEKA. HE WAS AN
        ARMY VETERAN AND WAS A MEMBER OF THE KANSAS AIR NATIONAL GUARD RESERVE.
        BEETLE WAS EMPLOYED BY ALLIS CHALMERS AND LATER BECAME A LETTER CARRIER FOR
        THE U.S. POSTAL SERVICE FOR 25 YEARS BEFORE RETIRING. BEETLE MARRIED
        DEBORAH L. HAYBARKER ON SEPTEMBER 21, 1974 IN TOPEKA. SHE SURVIVES. OTHER
        SURVIVORS INCLUDE TWO DAUGHTERS, NICOLE E. VANDYKE AND JACQUELYN S. VANDYKE
        BOTH OF TOPEKA, FOUR GRANDCHILDREN, ANDREW, ARYONNA, GEIVONNII AND KOBI,
        HIS MOTHER, MARGUERITE C. "PEGGY" VANDYKE BROWN OF TOPEKA, TWO BROTHERS,
        JOSEPH S. VANDYKE AND MICHAEL C. VANDYKE AND WIFE, DONNA ALL OF TOPEKA AND
        SEVERAL NIECES AND NEPHEWS. SERVICES WILL BE HELD AT 1:00 P.M. THURSDAY AT
        PENWELL-GABEL MID TOWN CHAPEL. CREMATION WILL FOLLOW AND PRIVATE INURNMENT
        WILL TAKE PLACE AT A LATER DATE. PUBLISHED IN THE TOPEKA CAPITAL-JOURNAL ON
        12/4/2007.


Class of 1968

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CADY
  Name: DAVID CADY



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DYKES
  Name: DON DYKES



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GRIST
  Name: LINDA GRIST



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HUHS
  Name: RONALD HUHS

        RONALD EDWARD HUHS, 54, TOPEKA, DIED WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2005, AT HIS HOME.
        HE WAS BORN NOV. 9, 1950, IN TOPEKA, THE SON OF IVAN F. AND BERNADENE M.
        BIEGERT HUHS. HE GRADUATED FROM WASHBURN RURAL HIGH SCHOOL AND ATTENDED
        WASHBURN UNIVERSITY. HE SERVED IN THE NAVY FROM 1969 TO 1972. FOLLOWING HIS
        DISCHARGE, HE ENTERED THE CONSTRUCTION TRADE IN TOPEKA, AND LATER JOINED
        TWC CONSTRUCTION CO. OF WILLMAR, MINN. HE RETURNED TO TOPEKA IN 2004. IN
        1975 HE MARRIED CYNTHIA F. GREER, WHERE TOGETHER THEY HAD A SON AND TWO
        DAUGHTERS. THEY LATER DIVORCED AND HE MARRIED BONNIE LYN SWITHCH OF
        SUDBURY, ONTARIO, CANADA, ON OCT. 21, 2000, IN MINNESOTA. SHE SURVIVES.
        OTHER SURVIVORS INCLUDE HIS SON, BENJAMIN JACOB HUHS AND HIS WIFE,
        DANIELLE, HUTCHINSON; TWO DAUGHTERS, JESSICA RENEE HUHS, MIAMI, MO., AND
        KELLI JEAN HUHS, ST. LOUIS; HIS MON=THER, BERNADENE FAQUA, TOPEKA; TWO
        SISTERS, DIANNE MUSSO AND EILEEN BOYD, BOTH OF TOPEKA; AND FOUR
        GRANDCHILDREN. HE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY A SISTER, JUDITH E. GRIGGS, ON
        MAY 29, 2001. A FUNERAL SERVICE WILL BE AT 11 A.M. SATURDAY AT
        PENWELL-GABLE MID TOWN CHAPEL, 1321 S.W. 10TH AVE., TOPEKA.
        TOPEKA-CAPITAL-JOURNAL

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LIVGREN
  Name: LINDA LIVGREN



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MELLIES
  Name: RICHARD MELLIES



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NICKERSON
  Name: SUE HENDRIX



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SMITH
  Name: ANNETTE CONNER

        FROM ANNETTE'S DAUGHTER, MARIE, ANNETTE DIED ON 11/16/86 IN ROSSVILLE,
        KANSAS FROM OVARIAN CANCER.

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TETER
  Name: PAULA TETER

        PAULA A. TETER, 53, WAKARUSA, DIED WEDNESDAY, 2/19/2003, AT A TOPEKA
        HOSPITAL. SHE GRADUATED FROM WASHBURN RURAL HIGH SCHOOL IN 1968. SURVIVORS
        INCLUDE HER MOTHER, VELMA TETER, WAKARUSA; 2 SISTERS, PATRICIA
        RICHARDSOTETERJR.N, DEERING, ALASKA, AND PEGGY BEASTERFIELD, HARVEYVILLE;
        AND A BROTHER, JOHN TETER, JR. , OHIO. SERVICES ARE TO BE AT 1 P.M.
        SATURDAY AT PENWELL-GABEL MID-TOWN CHAPEL. BURIAL WAS AT SHAWNEE CENTER
        CEMETERY AT WAKARUSA. TOPEKA CAPITAL-JOURNAL


Class of 1969

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BAKER
  Name: LARRY BAKER



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BEHNER
  Name: BOB BEHNER



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COLE
  Name: BELINDA COLE



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RUTHERFORD
  Name: DANNY RUTHERFORD

        DANIEL EDWARD RUTHERFORD, 42, TOPEKA, DIED FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 1994, AFTER HE
        WAS SHOT WHILE WORKING AT A TOPEKA NIGHTCLUB WHERE HE WAS A DOORMAN. HE
        ALSO WAS A SOUND AND LIGHTING ENGINEER AND HAD WORKED FOR SEVERAL CIRCUS
        AND BROADWAY THEATER COMPANIES AND VARIOUS ROCK AND ROLL BANDS. HE WAS BORN
        MAY 29, 1951, IN SPRINGFIELD, MO., THE SON OF J. EDWARD AND HAZEL COMPTON
        RUTHERFORD. HE MOVED TO MIDLAND, TEXAS, WITH HIS FAMILY WHEN HE WAS
        1-YEAR-OLD AND HAD LIVED IN TOPEKA SINCE JULY 1955. HE GRADUATED FROM
        WASHBURN RURAL HIGH SCHOOL IN 1969, AND ATTENDED THE ELECTRONIC INSTITUTE
        IN KANSAS CITY ON A SCHOLARSHIP. SURVIVORS INCLUDE HIS MOTHER, HAZEL
        RUTHERFORD, AUBURN; A BROTHER, MARK RUTHERFORD, AUBURN, AND TWO NEPHEWS,
        JESS AND JAKE RUTHERFORD, BOTH OF AUBURN.


Class of 1970


COLE


        GARY DEAN COLE, 53, TOPEKA, PASSED AWAY MON., JUNE 26, 2006 AT HIS HOME. HE
        WAS BORN OCT. 24, 1952, AT NEODESHA, THE SON OF FRANCIS W. AND CECILE M.
        (HUMMEL) COLE. IN 1953, THE COLE FAMILY MOVED TO TOPEKA, WHERE GARY
        GRADUATED FROM WASHBURN RURAL HIGH SCHOOL. GARY WORKED AT FALLEYS-FOOD 4
        LESS FOR 16 YEARS; MILLERS PRODUCE; AND ADAMS. HE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY
        HIS PARENTS AND A SISTER, BELINDA. SURVIVING ARE A BROTHER: JIMMIE L. OF
        TOPEKA; AND 3 SISTERS: CATHERINE THOMPSON OF WICHITA, CHERYL LINDBURG OF
        TOPEKA, AND JOAN BELL OF WICHITA. INTERMENT WAS AT PENWELL-GABEL CEMETERY
        AND MAUSOLEUM. TOPEKA CAPITAL-JOURNAL ON 6/28/2006.


Class of 1971


MEWHINNEY


        RON C. MEWHINNEY, 51, TOPEKA DIED THRUSDAY, MARCH 18, 2004, AT THE VA
        HOSPITAL IN LEAVENWORTH. HE WAS BORN JANUARY 13, 1953, IN OTTAWA, THE SON
        OF CECIL C. AND JACQULINE ABNEY MEWHINNEY. RON GRADUATED FROM WASHBURN
        RURAL HIGH SCHOOL AND ATTENDED WASHBURN UNIVERSITY. RON WORKED IN PAINT
        SALES IN LAS VEGAS, NEV., AND AS A SELF-EMPLOYEED PAINTER. AT THE TIME OF
        HIS DEATH HE WAS EMPLOYED AS A GERIATRIC AIDE FOR COLMERY O’NEIL VETERANS
        HOSPITAL NURSING HOME IN TOPEKA. HE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS PARENTS.
        HE MARRIED PIPER RAYL IN 1972, THE DIVORCED. HE MARRIED BRENDA VAUGN IN
        1979. THEY DIVORCED. RON IS SURVIVED BY HIS SISTER, SHARON HOTCHKISS AND
        HER HUSBAND, GARY BLITSCH, TOPEKA; HIS NEICE, NATALIE HOTCHKISS, GRANADA,
        SPAIN; AND A NEPHEW, NEAL HOTCHKISS AND HIS WIFE, SHAWNA AND THEIR
        CHILDREN, ASHLEY, HAYDEN AND EMORY HOTCHKISS, TOPEKA.


Class of 1972


COPP


        DAVID M. COPP, 51, AUBURN, WENT TO BE IN THE PRESENCE OF HIS LORD AND
        SAVIOR, JESUS CHRIST, ON SUNDAY DECEMBER 4, 2005. HE WAS BORN IN TOPEKA,
        JANUARY 19, 1954, THE SON OF CHARLES E. “PETE” AND ROMONA N. ORNDOFF COPP.
        HE GRADUATED FROM WASHBURN RURAL HIGH SCHOOL IN 1972, BUTTLER COUNTY JUNIOR
        COLLEGE IN 1974, AND RECEIVED HIS BACHELOR’’S DEGREE FROM FORT HAYS STATE
        UNIVERSITY IN 1978. HE WAS A PRESSMAN FOR COPY CENTER OF TOPEKA, AND
        OPERATED A LAWN-MOWING AND FIREWOOD SERVICE. DAVID WAS A MEMBER OF AUBURN
        PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH WHERE HE TAUGHT THE YOUNG ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS. HE
        WAS A SPORTS ENTHUSIAST WHO ENJOYED LONG-DISTANCE RUNNING, BASKETBALL,
        FOOTBALL, BASEBALL, AND SOFTBALL. HE HAD A PASSION FOR NATURE AND TRAVEL.
        HE MARRIED LOA IRENE BURGER ON JULY 31, 1976 IN HAYS, KANSAS. SHE SURVIVES.
        OTHER SURVIVORS INCLUDE A SON, CHRISTOPHER COPP AND WIFE JESSICA, AUBURN; A
        GRANDSON, MICHA COPP, AUBURN; HIS PARENTS, PETE AND ROMONA COPP, AUBURN;
        HIS MOTHER-IN-LAW, HELEN BURGER, AUBURN; THREE BROTHERS, WAYNE COPP AND HIS
        WIFE JULIE, AUBURN, CHUCK COPP AND WIFE PAULA, TOPEKA, AND DALE COPP AND
        WIFE SANDY, GAITHERSBURG, MARYLAND. DAVID WAS WELL KNOWN FOR HIS KIND AND
        GENEROUS SPIRIT AND HIS SPIRITUAL WISDOM.


Class of 1975

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PALENSKE
  Name: ALBERT PALENSKE

        ALBERT P. PALENSKE, 56, OF TOPEKA, DIED NOVEMBER 8, 2013 AT ST. FRANCIS
        HOSPITAL. HE WAS BORN IN TOPEKA, KANSAS ON JULY 24, 1957, THE SON OF MELVIN
        BUSTER AND LILLIAN MAE (BODELL) PALENSKE. ALBERT RECEIVED HIS BACHELOR'S
        DEGREE FROM WASHBURN UNIVERSITY. HE WAS A CEMENT MASON FOR 20 YEARS BEFORE
        HE BECAME A PROFESSIONAL TRUCK DRIVER FOR SHAWNEE COUNTY REFUSE DEPARTMENT.
        HE ENJOYED SPENDING TIME WITH HIS FAMILY, ATTENDING SPORTING EVENTS AND
        PARTICIPATING IN VARIOUS OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES. HE LOVED NASCAR AND ATTENDING
        HEARTLAND PARK DRAG RACES. HE ALWAYS SAID, WHEN YOU'RE RACING YOU DON'T
        NEED BRAKES. BUT WHAT HE TREASURED THE MOST IN LIFE WERE HIS SONS. ALBERT
        MARRIED MARY VAUGHN IN TOPEKA IN 1988. THEY LATER DIVORCED. HE IS SURVIVED
        BY TWO SONS, NICKOLAS AND DYLAN, BOTH OF TOPEKA, TWO BROTHERS, TOM PALENSKE
        OF OSAGE CITY AND FRED PALENSKE (PAM) OF AUBURN, AND A SISTER, PAT GROS OF
        TOPEKA. HE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS PARENTS. CJONLINE


Class of 1980


HOWEY





Class of 1981


LOWERY


        ROBERT A. LOWERY DIED SUNDAY, AUG. 24, 2003 AT THE VETERANS HOSPITAL IN
        TOPEKA. ROBERT WAS BORN MARCH 19, 1963, IN SALINA, THE SON OF WAYNE LOWRY
        AND SANDRA BARRETT LOWRY. HE WAS A GRADUATE OF WASHBURN RURAL HIGH SCHOOL
        IN 1981. ROBERT ENLISTED AND SERVED IN THE US AIR FORCE FROM 1988 TO 1995.
        HE MARRIED MARY HOMEWOOD ON OCT. 20, 1985, AND LATER DIVORCED. SURVIVORS
        INCLUDE TWO SONS, MATTHEW R. LOWRY AND JOSHUA R. LOWRY, BOTH OF OVERBROOK;
        MOTHER SANDY FRISBIE; FATHER, WAYNE LOWRY; AND BROTHER, GILES SCOTT LOWRY.
        HE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY BROTHER DOUGLAS WAYNE LOWRY, ON CHRISTMAS 1995.


Class of 1983


SHREVE


        CYNTHIA SHREVE GODDARD, 38, DIED MONDAY, NOV. 10, 2003 AT A SAN ANTONIO,
        TEXAS, HOSPICE. SHE WAS BORN MAY 1, 1965 IN AKRON, OHIO, THE DAUGHTER OF
        JOHN AND PEGGY SHREVE. SHE GRADUATED FROM WASHBURN RURAL HIGH SCHOOL IN
        TOPEKA IN 1983 AND CAMERON UNIVERSITY IN LAWTON, OKLA., WHERE SHE RECEIVED
        HER DEGREE IN NURSING. CYNTHIA WORKED AS A REGISTERED NURSE FOR 13 YEARS,
        AT HOSPITALS IN OKLAHOMA AND TEXAS, WITH A SPECIALTY IN THE ICU AND
        NEONATAL ICU. SHE MARRIED DAVID GODDARD IN NOVEMBER 2002 IN SAN ANTONIO. HE
        SURVIVES. CYNTHIA ALSO IS SURVIVED BY HER THREE SONS, CARY MILLER, MICHAEL
        MILLER, AND MATTHEW MILLER AND A STEPSON TYLER GODDARD; HER PARENTS, JOHN
        AND PEGGY SHREVE, PALM COAST, FLA.; HER SISTER, SHERRY HUNSICKER AND HER
        HUSBAND, SCOTT, TOPEKA; AND HER BROTHER, J. MARK SHREVE AND HIS WIFE, KERI,
        OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLA.; THREE NEPHEWS, AND A NIECE.


Class of 1984


GLOTZBACH


        DIED MARCH 30, 2003


Class of 1994

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MURRAY
  Name: CHRISTOPHER MURRAY

        CHRISTOPHER DEAN MURRAY JR., 26, FORMERLY OF TOPEKA, DIED TUESDAY, AUG. 6,
        2002, AT A KANSAS CITY, KAN., HOSPITAL FROM BURNS HE SUFFERED IN AN
        ACCIDENT IN APRIL. MR. MURRAY HAD BEEN A DESIGN ENGINEER FOR INFRA-RED
        TECHNOLOGIES AND WAS A MEMBER OF THE MID-WEST OUTLAW LIGHTNING SPRINTS FOR
        THREE YEARS. HE WAS BORN FEB. 22, 1976, IN TOPEKA, THE SON OF CHRISTOPHER
        DEAN MURRAY AND CAROL DIANE PROBUSKY. HE ATTENDED SEAMAN HIGH SCHOOL AS A
        FRESHMAN AND SOPHOMORE AND GRADUATED WITH HIGH HONORS FROM WASHBURN RURAL
        HIGH SCHOOL IN 1994. HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY AND
        EARNED THE PRESIDENTIAL ACADEMIC AWARD. HE EARNED A BACKELOR'S DEGREE IN
        MECHANICAL ENGINEERING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS IN 1998, WHERE HE WAS A
        TEAM LEADER FOR THE FABRICATION OF THE FORMULA VEE CAR. HE MOVED TO KANSAS
        CITY, MO., FROM LAWRENCE IN 1998. SURVIVORS INCLUDE HIS FATHER AND
        STEPMOTHER, CHRISTOPHER DEAN AND GAYLA A. CHANCELLOR MURRAY SR., TOPEKA;
        HIS MOTHER AND STEPFATHER, CAROL DIANE AND HAL GRAY, TOPEKA; TWO HALF
        BROTHERS, ADAME KANE CHANCELLOR AND SHAWN TYLER GRAY, BOTH OF TOPEKA; TWO
        STEPBROTHERS, JOSHUA WILLIAM AND JARED ANDREW GRAY, BOTH OF KANSAS CITY,
        KAN.; TWO HALF SISTERS, APRIL ANN CHANCELLOR AND ASHLEY LORRAINE GRAY, BOTH
        OF TOPEKA; A STEPSISTER, MARTINA MARIE GRAY, DENVER; GRANDPARENTS, RUTH
        LORRAINE AND EDWARD G. PORUBSKY, PATRICIA LEE MURRAY AND FRANK HENRY
        MURRAY, ALL OF TOPEKA; AND GREAT-GRANDPARENTS, FRANK AND LORETTA MURRAY,
        TOPEKA. BURIAL WAS AT WEST LAWN MEMORIAL GARDENS. TOPEKA CAPITAL-JOURNAL
        8/11/2002.


Class of 63

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LANGFORD
  Name: DAVID LANGFORD

        DAVID J. LANGFORD, 66, OF OVERLAND PARK, KS, PASSED AWAY THURSDAY, JUNE 9,
        2011 AT ST. LUKE'S HOSPITAL IN KANSAS CITY, MO. DAVE WAS BORN ON OCTOBER
        15, 1944 IN ST. DAVID, ARIZONA, TO FLOYD J. AND IRENE MCRAE LANGFORD. HE
        MARRIED NANCY ANN BAKER ON JUNE 8, 1968 IN KANSAS CITY, KANSAS. DAVE WAS A
        MEMBER OF THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS. DAVE GRADUATED
        FROM KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY WITH A BACHELOR AND MASTER DEGREES IN NUCLEAR
        ENGINEERING. HE WAS A 3-YEAR STARTER ON THE KANSAS STATE OFFENSIVE-LINE IN
        FOOTBALL AND ALSO LETTERED IN TRACK. DAVE BECAME A PROJECT MANAGER IN THE
        POWER DIVISION OF BURNS & MCDONNELL AND RETIRED IN DECEMBER 2006. HE
        TRAVELED DUE TO HIS JOB TO AUSTRALIA, SAUDI ARABIA, JAPAN, ENGLAND,
        GERMANY, UTAH, TEXAS, VIRGINIA, AND MANY OTHER STATES. DAVE LOVED TO READ
        AND COLLECT BOOKS. DAVE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS FATHER AND MOTHER.
        SURVIVORS INCLUDE HIS WIFE, NANCY, OF THE HOME; 4 SONS: DOUGLAS ROY
        (NATALIE) LANGFORD, OF EVANS, GA, JEFFERSON ROBERT (MICHELLE) LANGFORD, OF
        HENDERSON, NV, MATTHEW MICHAEL (MICHELLE) LANGFORD, OF SAGINAW, TX, STEPHEN
        FLOYD LANGFORD, OF OVERLAND PARK, KS; 10 GRANDCHILDREN: ALISON, DEREK
        DOUGLAS, JOHN DAVID, JOSHUA ROY OF EVANS, GA; JEFFERSON CHASE, GRACIE
        KATHLEEN, JACKMAN KEITH, GRETA MICHELLE OF HENDERSON NV; AIDEN SAMUEL,
        ELSIE ANN OF SAGINAW, TX; 5 BROTHERS: RICHARD (JOLENE) LANGFORD, OF
        KAYSVILLE, UT, LARRY (TEVERLY) LANGFORD, OF MONTICELLO, UT, MICHAEL
        (CATHERINE) LANGFORD, OF LOOMIS, CA, RONALD (ANNE) LANGFORD, OF AZTEC, NM,
        LEONARD (HELENA) LANGFORD, OF KAYSVILLE, UT; 4 SISTERS: FRANCENE LANGFORD,
        OF WASHINGTON, UT, KATHLEEN (STEVE) RALPH, OF KENT, WASHINGTON, MAYRENE
        (WAYNE) STEWART, OF ST. GEORGE, UT, DARLENE LANGFORD, OF SALT LAKE CITY,
        UT; AND MANY NIECES AND NEPHEWS. PUBLISHED IN KANSAS CITY STAR ON JUNE 12,
        2011


Class of O

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NUSBAUM
  Name: HELEN NUSBAUM

        HELEN C. NUSBAUM, 81, TOPEKA, DIED FRIDAY, OCT. 18, 2002, AT A TOPEKA
        NURSING HOME. MRS. NUSBAUM HAD WORKED AT WASHBURN RURAL HIGH SCHOOL AND
        RETIRED AS A TITLE I READING AIDE AT OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE ELEMENTARY
        SCHOOL. SHE WAS BORN FEB. 4, 1921, IN DENVER, THE DAUGHTER OF TRUMAN AND
        GOLDIE STRATTON MARN. SHE GRADUATED FROM HIGHLAND PARK HIGH SCHOOL IN 1938.
        MRS. NUSBAUM WAS A LIFE MEMBER OF TOPEKA REFORMED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. SHE
        WAS A VOLUNTEER CUB SCOUT DEN MOTHER AND A VOLUNTEER FOR THE COLMERY-O'NEIL
        VA MEDICAL CENTER. SHE ALSO VOLUNTEERED AT THE TOPEKA AND SHAWNEE COUNTY
        PUBLIC LIBRARY. SHE WAS PAST PRESIDENT OF THE WOMEN'S AUXILIARY TO PHILIP
        BILLARD POST NO. 1650 OF THE VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS. SHE WAS ACTIVE IN
        WASHBURN UNIVERSITY WALKERS. SHE MARRIED NED A. NUSBAUM ON AUG. 3, 1940, IN
        ATCHISON. HE SURVIVES. OTHER SURVIVORS INCLUDE THREE SONS, NED A. NUSBAUM
        JR., TOPEKA, PAUL W. NUSBAUM, PLATTE CITY, MO., AND MARK NUSBAUM, LUBBOCK,
        TEXAS; A DAUGHTER, BEVERLY NUSBAUM JOHNSON, SAN RAFAEL, CALIF.; TWO
        BROTHERS, WILBUR MARN, TECUMSEH, AND CHARLES MARN, MARSHALL, MO.; A SISTER,
        SARA CUSTER, TOPEKA; AND 11 GRANDCHILDREN. BURIAL WAS IN MOUNT HOPE
        CEMETERY. TOPEKA CAPITAL-JOURNAL OCTOBER 2002

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STALLARD
  Name: BRYCE STALLARD

        DR. BRYCE D. STALLARD, 79, TOPEKA, PASSED AWAY ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 2006
        AT MIDLAND HOSPICE HOUSE. BRYCE WAS BORN NOVEMBER 17, 1926 IN TOPEKA, THE
        SON OF HOBART MCKINLEY AND LOTTIE GERTRUDE STALLARD. HE GRADUATED FROM
        LIBERTY MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL IN LAWRENCE IN 1944. BRYCE SERVED IN THE U.S.
        NAVY DURING WORLD WAR II. HE RECEIVED A BACHELORS DEGREE FROM BAKER
        UNIVERSITY IN 1950, AND A MASTERS IN EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION FROM THE
        UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS IN 1960, AND LATER HIS DOCTOR OF EDUCATION FROM
        OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY IN 1971. BRYCE TAUGHT MATHEMATICS AND COACHED
        HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL AT VARIOUS SCHOOLS AND WAS NAMED THE KANSAS STATE
        COACH OF THE YEAR IN 1960 WHEN HIS WASHBURN RURAL HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL
        TEAM WON THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP. HE SERVED AS A HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL AT
        GOODLAND AND OLATHE AND A SUPERINTENDENT IN WICHITA, NORTON, SATANTA,
        OMAHA, NEBRASKA AND FAIRBANKS, ALASKA. HE RETIRED IN 1991. AFTER RETIRING,
        HE CONTINUED TO SUBSTITUTE TEACH IN THE TOPEKA 501 SCHOOL DISTRICT UNTIL
        FEBRUARY 2006. HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE AMERICAN LEGION POST 400 IN TOPEKA,
        THE LIONS, ROTARY, OPTIMIST AND KIWANIS CLUBS, AND WAS A 32ND DEGREE MASON.
        BRYCE MARRIED LOIS M. JONES ON JUNE 5, 1949 IN FRANKFORT. SHE SURVIVES.
        OTHER SURVIVORS INCLUDE THEIR CHILDREN; SHERYL MATHIS AND SONDRA BLESSING,
        BOTH OF LAWRENCE, MARK STALLARD, OVERLAND PARK AND PENNY HELMICK, TOPEKA; 7
        GRANDCHILDREN AND 2 BROTHERS; ALVIS STALLARD, TOPEKA AND DAVID STALLARD,
        DERBY. HE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY 2 SISTERS; JEAN EVANS AND RUTH STALLARD.
        A FUNERAL SERVICE WILL BE HELD AT 10:30 A.M. ON SATURDAY, MARCH 4, 2006 AT
        FIRST SOUTHERN BAPTIST CHURCH IN TOPEKA. BURIAL WILL BE IN THE UNDERWOOD
        CEMETERY IN WILLIAMSTOWN. PUBLISHED IN THE TOPEKA CAPITAL-JOURNAL ON
        3/3/2006.


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BEASON
  Name: STEVEN BEASON

        STEVEN B. BEASON, 47, TOPEKA, DIED FRIDAY, AUG. 9, 2002, AT A TOPEKA
        HOSPICE HOUSE. HE HAD AMYOTROPHIC LATERAL SCLEROSIS, ALSO KNOWN AS LOU
        GEHRIG'S DISEASE. MR. BEASON TAUGHT AND COACHED AT QUIVIRA HEIGHTS HIGH
        SCHOOL IN BUSHTON FOR THREE YEARS AND THEN IN WHITTIER, CALIF., FOR TWO
        YEARS HE WAS HEAD COACH OF THE MEN'S BASKETBALL PROGRAM AT CALIFORNIA
        POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY IN SAN LUIS OBISPO, CALIF., FOR 10 YEARS AND HE HAD
        TAUGHT AND WAS HEAD COACH OF BOY'S BASKETBALL AT WASHBURN RURAL HIGH SCHOOL
        FOR THREE YEARS. HE WAS BORN JUNE 1, 1955, IN SAN DIEGO, THE SON OF STEVE
        CASS AND JOAN MULLEN BEASON. HE WAS REARED IN CALIFORNIA AND EARNED A
        BACHELOR'S DEGREE IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND A MASTER'S DEGREE IN POLITICAL
        SCIENCE AT EMPORIA STATE UNIVERSITY. HE HAD LIVED IN TOPEKA FOR THE PAST
        FOUR YEARS. HE MARRIED DENISE BEASON ON JUNE 25TH, 1983, IN EMPORIA. SHE
        SURVIVES. OTHER SURVIVORS INCLUDE TWO DAUGHTERS, ASHLEY D. BEASON AND LAURA
        B. BEASON, BOTH AT HOME; HIS FATHER, STEVE CASS BEASON, MANHATTAN; HIS
        MOTHER AND STEPFATHER, JOAN AND WERNER SITZ, CENTERVILLE, VA; AND THREE
        SISTERS, STACE NUNZ, MISSION VIEJO, CALIF., CANDANCE BEASON, LACANADA,
        CALIF., AND PAIGE WESLEY, IN MARYLAND. MR. BEASON WAS CREMATED. TOPEKA
        CAPITAL-JOURNAL  8/11/2002.

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BUTLER
  Name: MARGARET WOODS

        MARGARET L. MAMO WOODS, 88, OF TOPEKA, PASSED AWAY SUNDAY, MAY 23, 2010 AT
        MIDLAND HOSPICE HOUSE IN TOPEKA. SHE WAS BORN ON FEBRUARY 28, 1922 IN
        DARLINGTON, MO, THE DAUGHTER OF ELDA H. AND GOLDA V. FRY BUTLER. SHE
        GRADUATED FROM TOPEKA HIGH SCHOOL IN 1940 AND ATTENDED CLARKS BUSINESS
        SCHOOL. MARGARET WAS EMPLOYED AS A COOK FOR WASHBURN RURAL HIGH SCHOOL FROM
        1957-1968 AND AS A RECEPTIONIST FOR DR. GENE NELSON FROM 1969-1985 AND FOR
        DR. MIKE SMITH FROM 1985-1988. IN 1947, SHE BECAME AN ACTIVE MEMBER OF
        SEABROOK UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST WHERE SHE HELD SEVERAL OFFICES, WHICH
        LATER BECAME FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, SERVED AS A FOSTER GRANDPARENT
        FOR KNI THREE YEARS, WAS A MEMBER OF THE MOOSE LODGE WHERE SHE SERVED AS
        SENIOR OFFICE REGENT, THE V.F.W. AUXILIARY AND SERVED ON THE BOARD AT
        BREWSTER PLACE AND FOXRIDGE CONDOMINIUMS. MARGARET MARRIED CARL M. WOODS ON
        SEPTEMBER 20, 1942 IN TOPEKA. HE PRECEDED HER IN DEATH ON JANUARY 27, 1991.
        SHE WAS ALSO PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER GRANDDAUGHTER, LESLIE RICHARDS, HER
        GREAT-GRANDDAUGHTER, SHELBY RICHARDS AND STEP-GRANDDAUGHTER, TERRI SMITH.
        SURVIVORS INCLUDE ONE DAUGHTER; CAROL S. (KEN) TRIMBLE OF TOPEKA, CARL M.
        BUTCH WOODS, JR. OF WEST PALM BEACH, FL, FOUR GRANDCHILDREN, FOUR
        STEP-GRANDCHILDREN, TWO GREAT-GRANDDAUGHTERS, ELEVEN
        STEP-GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN AND NINE STEP-GREAT-GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN. PUBLISHED
        IN TOPEKA CAPITAL-JOURNAL ON MAY 25, 2010


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PEEL
  Name: ROBERT (BOB) PEEL

        BOB PEEL, A FORMER FOOTBALL AND TRACK COACH AT WASHBURN RURAL, DIED IN
        JUNEAU, ALASKA, ON JUNE 17 AT THE AGE OF 73 AFTER A BOUT WITH CANCER. PEEL
        COACHED AT RURAL FROM 1954-1965 AND COMPILED A 57-40-1 RECORD AS THE JUNIOR
        BLUES' FOOTBALL COACH. HE HAD A STRETCH OF SEVEN WINNING SEASONS IN EIGHT
        YEARS, INCLUDING TWO PERFECT 9-0 SEASONS.  PEEL WAS ALSO ASSISTANT
        BASKETBALL COACH FOR RURAL'S STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM IN 1959-1960. TOPEKA
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PIPER
  Name: WILMER PIPER

        WILMER RENWICK PIPER WAS BORN ON MAY 25TH, 1914 IN OAKDALE, ILLINOIS THE
        SIXTH OF SEVEN CHILDREN. HE PASSED AWAY ON JULY 30TH, 2011 AT AGE 97. HE
        ATTENDED A ONE-ROOM GRADE SCHOOL IN OAKDALE, ILLINOIS AND WORKED ON HIS
        FAMILYS FARM AND TAUGHT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DURING THE DEPRESSION. HE
        ATTENDED SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY FOR THREE YEARS AND GRADUATED FROM
        GENEVA COLLEGE IN BEAVER FALLS, PENNSYLVANIA IN 1937. THERE HE MET, AND
        LATER MARRIED, KATHERYN LATHOM ON JUNE 1ST, 1939. JUNE 2011, THEY
        CELEBRATED THEIR 72ND WEDDING ANNIVERSARY. IN COLLEGE, HE LETTERED IN TRACK
        ALL FOUR YEARS AND RAN AGAINST JESSE OWEN IN 1935. RUNNING JUST ONE MORE
        LAP TAUGHT HIM A LIFE LESSON IN PERSEVERANCE. AFTER WORLD WAR II, HE AND
        KATHERYN MOVED TO STREATOR, ILLINOIS WHERE HE TAUGHT IN THE HIGH SCHOOL. IN
        1948, THEY MOVED TO TOPEKA AND HE BEGAN TEACHING HISTORY AT WASHBURN RURAL
        HIGH SCHOOL WHERE HE TAUGHT UNTIL HE RETIRED IN 1979. AFTER HE RETIRED HE
        TUTORED INMATES HELPING THEM GAIN THEIR GEDS. HE ALSO LED BIBLE STUDIES AT
        RETIREMENT HOMES INTO HIS 90S. WILMER LOVED HIS BIG VEGETABLE GARDEN AND
        WON FIRST PLACE FOR HIS GARDEN IN TOPEKA WHEN HE WAS 88. HE WAS STILL
        PLANTING 90 TOMATO PLANTS WHEN HE WAS 92. WILMER WAS A LIFE-LONG MEMBER OF
        THE TOPEKA REFORMED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH WHERE HE WAS ALSO AN ORDAINED ELDER
        FOR MANY YEARS. HE CONSIDERED THE MEMBERS OF THE CHURCH HIS SECOND FAMILY.
        HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS WIFE, KATHERYN, AND FOUR CHILDREN, JUDIE RELF (JIM),
        DONALD PIPER (BONI), ROSALIE BEAN (LARRY), AND DAVID PIPER (JOLENE). HIS
        GRANDCHILDREN ARE JULIE, JANA, JAIME, AARON, KARLI, SARAH, EARL, AND MEGAN.
        WILMER ALSO HAD FIFTEEN GREAT GRANDCHILDREN. TOPEKA CAPITAL-JOURNAL
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WALLACE
  Name: SHARLYN WALLACE

        SHARLYN TOD WALLACE, AGE 71, OF TOPEKA, PASSED AWAY MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16,
        2009 IN TOPEKA FOLLOWING A STRUGGLE WITH CANCER. SHE WAS BORN JULY 31, 1937
        IN TOPEKA THE DAUGHTER OF ERNEST AND VIRGINIA JENKINS LESSER. AS A CHILD
        SHE LIVED IN THE JAY STREET COMMUNITY OF NORTH TOPEKA WHERE SHE ATTENDED
        LYMAN GRADE SCHOOL THROUGH THE EIGHTH GRADE. AS A STUDENT AT LYMAN SHE
        PLAYED BASKETBALL AND SOFTBALL COUNTY WIDE AS WELL AS PLAYING ON OTHER
        COMMUNITY TEAMS. SHE PLAYED BASKETBALL FOR SEVERAL YEARS FOR THE SANTA FE
        STREAMLINERS AND SOFTBALL FOR THE D-X JUNIORS AND LATER FOR THE OHSE MEATS
        WOMANS TEAM. SHARLYN STARTED HIGH SCHOOL AT SEAMAN. IN HER SENIOR YEAR, SHE
        WAS PRESIDENT OF THE STUDENT COUNCIL, EDITOR OF THE SCHOOL NEWSPAPER (THE
        CLIPPER) AND GRADUATED AS SALUTATORIAN OF THE CLASS OF 1955. IN THE FALL OF
        1955, SHE ENROLLED AT EMPORIA STATE UNIVERSITY AND RECEIVED HER BACHELOR OF
        SCIENCE DEGREE IN EDUCATION IN 1959. ON JUNE 21, 1959, SHE MARRIED DANIEL
        LEE WALLACE OF HONGA, MARYLAND. SHE WAS A TEACHER AT WASHBURN RURAL HIGH
        SCHOOL AND JAY SNIVELER JR. HIGH SCHOOL. IN 1965 SHE LEFT TEACHING TO JOIN
        HER HUSBAND IN THEIR PHOTOGRAPHY BUSINESS, WALLACE PHOTOGRAPHY. INTERMENT
        WILL BE AT THE ROCHESTER CEMETERY.


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BERRY


        THEA ALETA CRABTREE, 89, TOPEKA, PASSED AWAY SATURDAY, DEC. 27, 2003, AT
        TOPEKA, PRESBYTERIAN MANOR. SHE WAS BORN SEPT. 27, 1914, IN TOPEKA, THE
        DAUGHTER OF ALLEN AND ELVIA (MAY) BERRY. SHE WAS A GRADUATE OF WASHBURN
        HIGH SCHOOL. MRS. CRABTREE WAS A HOMEMAKER AND AN ACTIVE VOLUNTEER AT
        SUMNER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. THEA WAS A MEMBER OF FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD
        CHURCH. SHE MARRIED ORION FRANKLIN CRABTREE ON JUNE 22, 1935, AT FIRST
        ASSEMBLY OF GOD IN TOPEKA. HE PRECEDED HER IN DEATH ON JUNE 2, 2001. SHE
        ALSO WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER BROTHERS, ELTON, ROY, AND JOHN BERRY.
        SURVIVORS INCLUDE THREE SONS, LEONARD CRABTREE, PARIRIE GROVE, ARK., AND
        STEVEN CRABTREE AND RICK CRABTREE, BOTH OF TOPEKA; TWO DAUGHTERS, SHERYL
        STAFFORD, TECUMSEH, AND CAROL MUNOZ, TOPEKA; TWO BROTHERS, CLETUS BERRY,
        TOPEKA, AND THE REV. WILLIS BERRY, LOVELAND, COLO.; 11 GRANDCHILDREN; AND 9
        GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN.


PITTSENBARGER


        KYLE DAVID PITTSENBARGER, 30, TOPEKA, DIED SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2005. KYLE
        WAS BORN DECEMBER 11, 1974, IN THOUSAND OAKS, CALIFORNIA, THE SON OF JOYCE
        ILENE HURSH BILLINGS AND CLIFFORD MARION PITTSENBARGER. HE WAS A GRADUATE
        OF WASHBURN RURAL HIGH SCHOOL AND KANSAS CITY KANSAS COMUNITY COLLEGE WITH
        AN ASSOCIATES DEGREE IN FIRE SICENCE. HE COMPLETED EMERGENCY MEDICAL
        TECNICIAN AT WASHBURN UNIVERSITY AND HE HAD COMPLETED PARAMEDIC SCHOOL AT
        COFFEYVILLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE. HIS INSTRUCTOR WAS KACI ADAMS. HE BEGAN HIS
        FIREFIGHTING CAREER AS A VOUNTEER WITH MISSION TOWNSHIP FIRE DEPARTMENT
        FOLLOWED BY VOLUNTEERING WITH KENSINGTON, MARYLAND FIRE DEPARTMENT. HE WAS
        EMPLOYED BY THE TOPEKA FIRE DEPARTMENT ASSIGNED TO ENGINE #1. HE WAS A
        MEMBER OF THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FIREFIGHTERS, LOCAL 83. HE IS
        SURVIVED BY HIS MOTHER, JOYCE BILLINGS AND HER HUSBAND, RICHARD BILLINGS,
        CARBONDALE, KANSAS, HIS FATHER CLIFFORD PITTSENBERGER AND HIS WIFE,
        CYNTHIA, LAS CRUCES, NEW MEXICO, TWO SISTERS, KALA PITTSENBARGER & HER
        COMPANION, ERIC VAN DYKE, THEIR DAUGHTER MADISON RYLEA, ROCKVILLE,
        MARYLAND, KENDRA JACOBS & HER HUSBAND, DANIEL JACOBS, THEIR DAUGHTER
        MCKENZIE ILENE, SCRANTON, KANSAS, TWO AUNTS MARGE SOUTHERLAND, HER HUSBAND
        RED, LEROY, KANSAS AND JEANIE ABENDROTH, HER HUSBAND JIM, CARBONDALE,
        KANSAS, HIS SIGNIFICANT OTHER, JAMIE MCATEE, TOPEKA, AND MANY COUSINS AND
        FRIENDS.


STILSON


        TARA LEE STILSON LYMAN, 26, TOPEKA, DIED TUESDAY, FEB. 10, 2004, AT A
        TOPEKA HOSPITAL FOLLOWING COMPLICATIONS OF THE FLU AND PNEUMONIA. SHE WAS
        BORN SEPT. 5, 1977, IN TOPEKA, THE DAUGHTER OF TERRY AND CONNIE NORWOOD
        STILSON. SHE ATTENDED FAITH BAPTIST CHRISTIAN SCHOOL, CAIR PARAVEL LATIN
        SCHOOL, AND GRADUATED FROM WASHBURN RURAL HIGH SCHOOL. SHE THEN ATTENDED
        ALLEN COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE IN IOLA. TARA HAD WORKED FOR WAL-MART IN
        IOLA AND TOPEKA, AND CURRENTLY WAS EMPLOYED AT TARGET IN TOPEKA. SHE WAS A
        MEMBER OF SOUTHWEST TOPEKA BIBLE CHURCH. SHE MARRIED AARON SCOTT LYMAN ON
        SEPT. 23, 2000, IN TOPEKA. HE SURVIVES AT HOME WITH THEIR TWO SONS, TRENT
        DAVID, AGE 5, AND NICHOLAS ROBERT, AGE 3. OTHER SURVIVORS INCLUDE HER
        PARENTS, TERRY AND CONNIE STILSON, OF TOPEKA; TWO BROTHERS, JOHN STILSON
        AND WIFE, JACKIE, OF TOPEKA, AND PFC ZACH STILSON AND WIFE, JAMIE, OF FORT
        RIELY;