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Steven "Shippy" Shipman

Arensberg-Pruett Funeral Home in Atchison

Atchison, KS

Steven Shipman, who most knew by and called “Shippy” of Atchison, Kansas, died December 23, 2023 at Amberwell Atchison.

A visitation Celebration of Life will be Wednesday, January 3, 2024 from 5:30 until 7:00 P.M. at the Arensberg-Pruett Funeral Home. Memorial contributions are suggeste


Helen Lierz

Lauer Funeral Home in Seneca

formerly of Seneca, KS

Helen E. Lierz, formerly of Seneca, Kansas, passed away peacefully at LaVerna Village Nursing Care in Savannah, MO on December 30, 2023.

Helen was born in Kelly, Kansas on April 21, 1931, to Henry and Magdalen (Steinlage) Rottinghaus. After the death of her mother in 1944, Helen completed 8th grade and then helped on the family farm.

She was joined in marriage to Lester


Connie Rodvelt

Dishon-Maple-Chaney Mortuary, in Horton

Horton , KS

Connie Jean Rodvelt, 76, whose spirit resonated with the love of family and strong faith, passed away peacefully on December 26, 2023.

Born in Sabetha, Kansas, on June 11, 1947, Connie's journey began in the loving embrace of her family: Harold Eugene Kurtz and Mary Margaret Sprague (Mellenbruch


Hillis Bowen

Chapel Oaks Funeral Home Hiawatha

Hiawatha , KS

Hillis Duane Bowen, 95, Hiawatha, Kansas, peacefully passed away Saturday, December 30, 2023, at McCrite Plaza in Topeka, KS.

He was born July 9, 1928, to Phil and Edna Bowen. He graduated from Hiawatha High School in 1946 and went to college in Enid, Oklahoma, before returning to Hiawatha to marry the love of his life, Mary Beth Nottingham on September 3, 1950. They enjoyed 72 yea


Benjamin Smith

Mercer Funeral Home in Holton

Lenexa, formerly of Wetmore, KS

Benjamin Hayden Smith, 46, of Lenexa, KS, passed away unexpectedly Friday, December 29, 2023 at his home. He was born February 25, 1977 in Emporia, KS, the son of Terry Lynn Smith and Kathi Jo (Timbrook) Noe.

Benjamin graduated from Wetmore High School in 1995. He worked in maintenance for Price Bro


Marcia Potts

Mercer Funeral Home in Holton

Mayetta, KS

Marcia Faye Potts, 77, of Mayetta, KS, passed away Saturday, December 30, 2023 at her home with her family by her side. She was born February 1, 1946 in Holton, KS, the daughter of George Afton and Beatrice Faye (Cashman) Couch.

Marcia attended high school at Great Bend High School. She was a caretaker, florist and worked in construction management. Marcia, her husband, Vernon and


Jay Benson

Chapel Oaks Funeral Home Hiawatha

Sabetha native , KS

Sabetha, Kansas native Jay R. Benson, went home to the Lord October 24, 2023, at the age of 88. He was born on September 4, 1935, to Ritchie Fay Benson and Naomi Ruth Moore Benson. He was the loving father to Candace Okada, Marlys Emery, Martin Benson and Brian Benson. He is survived by his children and his brother Kay L. “Ben” Benson of Hiawatha, KS, six grandchildren: Aaron O


Angelica " Angel" Makie

Chapel Oaks Funeral Home Hiawatha

Topeka, KS

Angelica Lynn (Angel) Makie of Topeka, passed on December 20th, 2023, from complications of diabetes in a Topeka hospital which she fought her entire life.

Angel was born February 10, 1993 in Largo, Florida. The family then moved to Topeka in 1994 to be close to family. Her family then spent a short period in Seneca, moving to Sabetha where she attended Sabetha schools. Angel at


Rudolph " Rudy" Lehman

Popkess Mortuary in Sabetha

Sabetha , KS

Rudolph “Rudy” Michael Lehman, 79, of Sabetha, Kansas died on Thursday, December 28, 2023, at the Sabetha Community Hospital in Sabetha.

Rudy was born on June 10, 1944, at the family home outside of Bern, Kansas, to Edward and Leola (Locher) Lehman. He was one of six children born to this union. Rudy graduated from Morrill High School in the class of 1962. In 1966, he w


Eric L. “Fluf” Adams

Hemmingsen Funeral Home of Auburn

Auburn, NE

Eric L. “Fluf” Adams, age 62 of Auburn, passed away Thursday, December 28, 2023, at his home.

Survivors include his wife Pam of Auburn; son Lee and wife Kelsey of Council Bluffs, IA; daughters Joni and husband Andrew Falk of Auburn, Jeni and husband Nathan Seitz of Auburn; grandchildren Harley, Jack, Elle, Sophie, Casey, and our little angel Skye Seitz; mother Panzy Ada


Mark Richard Woolard

Wherry Mortuary of Humboldt

Table Rock, NE

Mark Richard Woolard, 58, of Table Rock, Nebraska was born on May 9, 1965 in Omaha, Nebraska and was adopted by his parents Richard and Margot (Greenlimb) Woolard. He was raised with his family in Ceresco, Nebraska and attended Raymond Central High School where he was a standout football player, wrestled, and competed in track and field. Mark graduated


Marilyn Lucille Moyer Petry

Popkess Memorial Chapel in Seneca

Centralia, KS

Marilyn Lucille Moyer Petry, 89, of Centralia, Kansas, died on Tuesday, December 26, 2023, at the Nemaha Valley Community Hospital in Seneca, Kansas.

Marilyn was born on September 26, 1934, at a midwife- home in Corning, Kansas to Clyde and Matilda (Thompson) Moyer. In 1936, during the Depression, her family moved to Corvallis, Oregon in search of work. In the early 1940-, they mov


Eben D. Estle

Popkess Mortuary in Sabetha

Sabetha, KS

Eben D. Estle, 97, of Sabetha, Kansas, died on Sunday, December 24, 2023, at the Apostolic Christian Home in Sabetha.

Eben was born on August 23, 1926, in Gordon, Kansas to Ozro and Daisy (Holden) Estle. He was one of nine children born to this union. When Eben was a young boy, the family moved to Dubois, Nebraska. It was here that Eben met Lola Jean Bowden. Eben and Lola Jean were


Gladys Katherine Wunder

Mercer Funeral Home in Valley Falls

Valley Falls, KS

Gladys Katherine Wunder, 98, of Valley Falls, KS, passed away on Monday, December 25, 2023, surrounded by her loving family at FW Huston Senior Living Center in Winchester, Kansas.

She was a long-time farm wife and supervisor of Wunder Farms. Gladys was born on November 8, 1925, in Valley Falls to Jacob Arnold and Genevieve Gertrude “Jennie” Brosa Senn. Her great gra


LaVonne Thieme

Popkess Mortuary, Sabetha

Bern, KS

LaVonne I. Thieme, 96, of Bern, Kansas, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 17, 2023, at the Apostolic Christian Home in Sabetha, Kansas. Her 96 years on this earth were a blessing.

LaVonne was born on September 9, 1927, to Roy and Esther (Minger) Ehrsam on the family farm near Bern. She was an only child. LaVonne loved exploring the timber on the farm with her dad. She was


Joseph Schuetz

Tecumseh, KS

Joseph E. Schuetz, age 39, of Tecumseh, KS, passed away on December 24, 2023.

Joe was born in Topeka, KS. He was a 2002 graduate of Hayden High School and graduated from Washburn University with bachelor and master Degrees. Joe was currently employed at PTMW, Inc., in Topeka, KS.

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Bill L. Green

Arensberg Pruett Funeral Home in Atchison

Effingham, KS

Bill L. Green, age 87, of Effingham, KS, passed away peacefully on December 23, 2023, at Mosaic Life Care, with his wife by his side.

A funeral service to celebrate his life will be on Friday, December 29, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at the Arensberg-Pruett Funeral Home with Rev. Jim Cormode as officiant. He will be laid to rest in Monrovia Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thu


Verlin David Green

Barnett Family Funeral Home in Oskaloosa

Perry, KS

Verlin David Green, 87, of Perry, KS, passed away on Wednesday, December 20, 2023 at his home.

Verlin was born March 27, 1936 at Williamstown, the son of Garland Elwin and Ruth Lorene Allen Green. Living in the Perry and Williamstown communities all his life, he attended Williamstown and Perry Grade Schools and was a 1954 graduate of Perry Rural High School. He served six years in


Randy Murphy

Dorr and Clark Funeral Home of Falls City

Falls City, NE

Randy Murphy, 60, of Falls City, NE, passed away December 21, 2023 at Lincoln, NE. He was born July 8, 1963 at Falls City to Donald and Patricia (Spurgin) Murphy.

He married Dawn Honea-Pearce on July 25, 1989 at Holt County, MO and they divorced on October 23, 2002.

Randy was raised in Falls City and played drums for the County Rockets which was a band consisting of him


Alvin " Dean" Remmers

Popkess Mortuary in Sabetha

formerly of Sabetha , KS

Alvin Dean Remmers (Dean), 71, of Tampa, Florida passed away peacefully on Friday, December 8, 2023, after a brief battle with cancer. Dean was able to spend his last few days surrounded by his family from Florida and Kansas.

Dean was born on March 10, 1952, in Pawnee City, Nebraska to Alvin and Gretchen (Grussing) Remmers. At an early age, the family moved to Sabetha, Kansas wher

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