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Jay Bruce VanNortwick

Mercer Funeral Home in Holton

Havensville, KS

Jay Bruce VanNortwick, 71, of Havensville, KS passed away Sunday, April 21, 2024, at The Pines of Holton with his loving family by his side. He was born February 25, 1953 in Lawrence, KS, the son of Cecil Lee and Alice Marie (Funk) VanNortwick.

Jay attended Holton High School. He served in the Kansas Army National Guard for 6 years. He was an avid sports fa


Doyle Ramer

Dorr and Clark Funeral Home

Falls City, NE

Doyle Ramer, 97, of Falls City, NE, passed away April 19, 2024 at Falls City. He was born February 28, 1927 northeast of Barada, NE to Leonard Levi and Ona Mae (Mount) Ramer.

He married Orma Marie Sailors on June 29, 1952 at her parent- home, west of Barada. She passed away September 30, 1999.

Doyle enlisted in the U. S. Army on December 19, 1948 and was honorably disch


Terri Busch Luckeroth

Lauer Funeral Home in Seneca

Centralia, KS

Terri Busch Luckeroth, 68, of Centralia, Kansas died on Thursday, April 18, 2024 at Stormont Vail Hospital in Topeka, with her family by her side.

Terri Lynn was born on August 31, 1955, in Marysville, Kansas to Havery and Norma Mandele Busch. She grew up and attended school in Marysville. She was employed at Stan Gudenkauf- Restaurant in Marysville during


Joan E. Steinlage

Lauer Funeral Home in Seneca

Seneca, KS

Joan E. Steinlage, aged 83, a devoted wife and mother, peacefully passed away on April 19, 2024, surrounded by her husband and children at Stormont Vail Hospital in Topeka, Kansas.

Joan was born on October 1, 1940. She spent her childhood on a farm north of St. Benedict along Turkey Creek, to Walter and Theresa (Fangman) Stallbaumer. She attended St. Mary-


Ronald Morris

Dorr and Clark Funeral Home

Falls City, NE

Ronald Morris, 44, of Falls City, NE, passed away April 16, 2024 at Falls City. He was born August 3, 1979 at Topeka, KS to Jerry and Cynthia (Kinkle) Morris.

Ron was raised in Ft. Worth, TX and graduated Aledo High School in 1998. He then started working construction with his father and brother. He also took great pride in being a volunteer fire fighter for the Aledo Fire Departme


Fred W. Brewer

Dorr and Clark Funeral Home

Falls City, NE

Fred W. Brewer. 80, of Falls City, NE, passed away April 18, 2024 at Falls City. He was born July 11, 1943 at Falls City to Frank and Rowena (Kentopp) Brewer.

He married Dorothy Scholl on July 15, 1967 at Falls City.

Fred served in the Nebraska National Guard 134th Infantry Company B located in Falls City

Fred was raised east of Falls City and graduated Fall


Paul Berton Whetstine

Harman-Rohde Funeral Home in Troy

Troy, KS

Paul Berton Whetstine, 68, of Troy, Kansas passed away Wednesday, April 17, 2024, at the Mosaic Life Care, St. Joseph, Missouri.

Paul was born on February 21, 1956, in St. Joseph, Missouri to William B. and Doreene (Deatherage) Whetstine.

He graduated from Troy High School in 1974. Paul was a heavy equipment operator. He was a m


Margaret "Leann" Goth

Rupp Funeral Home in St. Joseph, MO

Hiawatha, KS

Margaret "Leann" Goth, 61, of Hiawatha, Ks. passed away on April 12, 2024 with family by her side at her home.

She was born May 17, 1962, in Holton, Ks. to Albert Lee, Sr. and Betty Ann (Farley) Olds in Holton, KS. She was the oldest of six children.

Margaret attended Colorado and Central Elementary School, Holton, KS


Mary Louise Myers

Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home in Atchison

rural Atchison, KS

Mary Louise Myers, 84, of Atchison, Kan., was surrounded by her husband and children as she passed from her earthly life on Tuesday, April 16, 2024, after a courageous 3-year battle with ovarian cancer.

Mary was born on Dec. 28, 1939, to Francis and Esther Marie (Brown) Willey in Iatan, Mo. She was the second of six children. She graduated from West Platte High School in Weston, Mo


Dennis Carol Liggatt

Dishon Maple Chaney Mortuary in Horton

formerly Muscotah, KS

Dennis Carol Liggatt, 77, formerly of Muscotah, Kansas, passed away on April 15, 2024 at the Medicalodge in Holton, Kansas.

He was born on July 3, 1946 in Horton, Kansas the son of Roy and Lorene Rohlfs Liggatt.

He graduated from Whiting High School where he played baseball. After high school he attended Highland Jr. College a


Alma “June” Boyce

Mercer Funeral Home in Valley Falls

Valley Falls, KS

Alma “June” Boyce, 89, of Valley Falls, KS, passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2024, at F.W. Huston Medical Center in Winchester, KS. She was born June 30, 1934, in Dunavant, KS, the daughter of Clarence W. and Trilby Blanche (Manchester) Gaut.

June graduated from Valley Falls High School in 1952. After high school she attended Baptist Bible Colleg


Lawrence James Woods, Jr.

Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Hiawatha

Falls City, NE

Lawrence James Woods, Jr., of Falls City, Nebraska, died Sunday evening, April 14, 2024 at Falls City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Falls City, at the age of 66.

Larry, as he was known by family and friends, was born August 26, 1957, in Puyallup, Washington, to Lawrence Sr., and Mary Ferne (Trapp) Woods. At a young age the family moved to Lincoln, Nebraska where Larry was ra


Helen " Eileen" Wohletz

Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home in Atchison

Effingham, KS

Helen ‘Eileen’ Wohletz, 96, of Effingham, KS died on Monday, April 15, 2024, at her home surrounded by her family.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 am on Thursday, April 18th, 2024, at St. Ann- Church with Fr. Hughes Sundeme as Celebrant. Burial will follow in the St. Ann- Cemetery. A parish rosary will be recited at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, April 17th, 2024, at St A


Nancy Jean Scherer

Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home in Atchison

Atchison, KS

Nancy Jean Scherer, 81, of Atchison, KS died on Saturday, April 13th, 2024, at Mosaic Life Care, St. Joseph, MO.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, April 17th, 2024, at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home with Fr. Jeremy Heppler, OSB officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Atchison, KS. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to


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Alexander “Alex” J. Moore

Popkess Mortuary in Sabetha

Sabetha, KS

Alexander “Alex” J. Moore, 40, of Sabetha, Kansas, passed away on Thursday, April 11, 2024, after a battle with mental illness.

Alex was born on November 24, 1983, to Alfred Moore, Jr., and Denise (Baker) Moore in Topeka, Kansas. After graduating from Sabetha High School in 2002, he studied Psychology and Safety and Human Factors at Highland Co


Verna Lee Kalina

Wherry Mortuary in Pawnee City

Pawnee City , NE

Verna Lee (Freeman) Kalina passed away Saturday, April 13, 2024 at the Pawnee County Memorial Hospital at the earthly age of 93 years. She will be deeply missed by her family and all those who knew her.

Verna was born to Glenn and Gladys (Shields) Freeman on December 30, 1930 in Fairview, Kansas. She attended rural grade school 1-4th grades at Fairview, K


Otto Francis ‘Frank’ Lassen

Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home in Atchison

formerly Winthrop, MO

Otto Francis ‘Frank’ Lassen, 83, formerly of Winthrop, MO was peacefully called to our heavenly father- home, Wednesday, April 10, 2024, at his son- residence in Pensacola FL, surrounded by his loving children. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, April 20th, 2024, at Trinity Lutheran Church, with Rev. Tim Sowers officiating. Burial with military ho


Ruth Ann Sinclair

Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home in Atchison

Atchison, KS

Ruth Ann Sinclair, 92, of Atchison, KS, passed away Sunday, April 14, 2024, at Gran Villas of Atchison, KS.

The funeral service will be Thursday, April 18, 2024, at 2:30PM at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home with Rev. Russ Cooper and Fr. Jeremy Heppler, OSB, officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Vernon Cemetery. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1:30 PM


Sadie Ruth Wingert

Barnett Family Funeral Home in Oskaloosa

Winchester, KS

Sadie Ruth Wingert, 79, of Winchester, passed away peacefully at home with her family at her side on Tuesday, April 9, 2024. Sadie was born September 12, 1944 at Atascadero, CA, the daughter of William Archie and Elsie Dyck McKennon. She attended schools in Paso Robles, CA and college in Kansas. Sadie worked eight years at the Hallmark Card Company and another eight years wearing man

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