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Nancy Jolene (Smith) Perry

Mercer Funeral Home in Holton

Rossville, KS

Nancy Jolene (Smith) Perry, 79, of Rossville, KS passed away Tuesday, November 14, 2023 at Midland Hospice in Topeka, KS. She was born April 14, 1944 in Horton, KS the daughter of Ralph P. and Mary Josephine (Brun) Smith. Nancy grew up in the Muscotah, KS area before moving to Arizona where her father was in the military.

Nancy graduated from Rincon High School in Tucson, AZ in 19

Jennifer Marie Wortham

Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home in Atchison

Tucson, AZ

Jennifer Marie Wortham, 76, of Tucson, Arizona, passed away peacefully November 5, 2023, at home.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday, November 18, 2023, at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home in Atchison, Kansas, with Rev. Tim Dement officiating the service. Following the service, burial will take place at Muscotah Cemetery in Muscotah, Kansas.


Lori Jolene ( Hoffman) Van Winkle

Wherry Mortuary of Pawnee City

Steinauer , NE

Lori Jolene (Hoffman) Van Winkle 65 of Steinauer, Nebraska passed away at home on Monday, November 13, 2023. She was born on January 06, 1958 in Lincoln, Nebraska to John “Jack” and Donna (Campbell) Hoffman.

She is survived by her husband, Mark Van Winkle of Steinauer, NE, daughters, Lindsay (Brad) Bernadt of Steinauer, NE, Kylie (Matt) Rosenbohm of Missouri, father,

Rose Mary (Winsor) Abel

Barnett Family Funeral Home in Oskaloosa

Winchester, KS

Rose Mary (Winsor) Abel, 85, of Winchester, Kansas, passed peacefully surrounded by the love of her family on November 11, 2023 - or, as she would have pointed out, “11/11. That- good luck.”

Rose Mary was born in Easton, Kansas, on October 27, 1938, to her parents Rosa (Zorn) and Frank Winsor. She played basketball, was head cheerleader, and graduated Valedictorian of t

Sallyann Goldie Strawn

Mercer Funeral Home in Holton

Denison, KS

Sallyann Goldie Strawn, 89, of Denison, KS, passed away Sunday November 12, 2023 at her home in Denison, KS. She was born July 4, 1934 in Netawaka, KS the daughter of George P. and Lola M. (Streeter) Cashman.

Sallyann graduated from Wetmore High School in 1952. After high school, she worked as a seamstress for Slimaker Dress Factory. Sallyann also worked for Knouse & Sons Accou

Stephen Otte

Arensberg Pruett Funeral Home in Atchison

Atchison, KS

Stephen Charles Otte, age 69, of Atchison, Kansas, passed on November 10, 2023, at the Atchison Medicalodge.

A funeral service to celebrate and remember Stephen- life will be on Thursday, November 16, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. at the Arensberg-Pruett Funeral Home. A visitation will begin at 1:00 p.m. prior to the service. He will be laid to rest at Mt. Vernon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers

Martha Gail Gilleece

Mercer Funeral Home in Valley Falls

Valley Falls, KS

Martha Gail Gilleece, 84, of Valley Falls, KS, passed away Friday, August 25, 2023 at Stormont Vail Hospital in Topeka. She was born April 19, 1939 west of Holton, KS, the daughter of Jesse Miles Laverne and Loreen (Elkinton) Hayden.

Martha graduated from Valley Falls High School in 1957 and attended Stewart College of Cosmetology in Topeka where she graduated in 1958. Martha worke

Shirley Sue Speer

Dishon-Maple-Chaney Mortuary in Horton

rural Horton, KS

Shirley Sue Speer, 74, of rural Horton, Kansas was called home with her husband by her side on November 11, 2023 at the Holton Community Hospital.

Shirley was born on January 29, 1949 in St. Joseph, Missouri the daughter of Roy and Donna Smith. She had five brothers, Sidney, Sam, Steve, Dale and Roy

Ruth ( Frederick) Mullins

Hall Funeral Home in Falls City

Salem, NE

Ruth (Frederick) Mullins, 87, of Salem, Nebraska was born on June 13, 1936, on a farm near Rulo, Nebraska to Charles E. and Alice (Bowhay) Frederick. She graduated from Sacred Heart High School with the class of 1954. Ruth worked for Southeast Nebraska Telephone Company, Mabel Johnson Insurance Company and other insurance companies in Denver, Colorado and Omaha, Nebraska. After returning to Sa

Glenda Lynn Wilhelm

Lauer Funeral Home in Seneca

Seneca, KS

Glenda Lynn Wilhelm, 69, died unexpectedly on Thursday, November 9th, 2023, in her home in Seneca with her husband, Dale, by her side.

Glenda was born August 26,1954 to Glen and Marilyn (Heideman) Conley in Kansas City, Kansas. She was the oldest of six children. The family moved to Seneca, Kansas in 1955. G

Wendell William Mercer, Jr.

Mercer Funeral Home in Holton

Holton , KS

Wendell William Mercer, Jr., 61, of Holton, KS, passed away Wednesday, November 8, 2023 loving his family and friends. He was born June 29, 1962 in Syracuse, N.Y., the son of Wendell William Mercer and Sharon Elizabeth (Stark).

Bill, Jr. graduated from Holton High School in 1980; excelling in sports, especially track and cross country. He held multiple long distance running records

Alvin R. Wenger

Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Hiawatha

rural Powhattan, KS

Alvin R. Wenger, of rural Powhattan, died November 4, 2023, at Medicalodges of Jackson County at Holton, at age of 96.

Alvin was born at home on the family farm near Powhattan, April 5, 1927, the son of Ernest and Ethel Warner Wenger. Alvin had twin sisters 10 years his senior, both now deceased. During high school, he received the Union Pacific Scholarship.

He farmed w

Glen Frederick Becker

Lauer Funeral Home in Seneca

Seneca, KS

Glen Frederick Becker, 80, of Seneca, Kansas died Thursday, November 9, 2023 at Nemaha Valley Community Hospital surrounded by family and friends.

He was born November 23, 1942 on the family farm east of Seneca, the son of Arthur and Marcedes Melcher Becker. Glen graduated from Saints Peter & Paul High School in 1960 and joined the Army and was stationed at Ft. Leonard Wood in

Chad Alan Stoddard

Lauer Funeral Home in Seneca

Topeka, KS

Chad Alan Stoddard, 54, of Topeka, Kansas, passed away on November 7, 2023 at Stormont Vail Hospital in Topeka, KS with his son and sister by his side.

Chad was born January 1, 1969 to Earle and Karyn (Harbottle) Stoddard in David City Nebraska. The family moved to Clay Center, Nebraska in 1970 and Seneca, Kansas in 1976. He attended grade school in Clay Center and Seneca Public Sc

Gerald W. “Jerry” Joyce

Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home in Atchison

Denton, KS

Gerald W. “Jerry” Joyce, 77, of Denton, KS, passed away Thursday, November 9, 2023, at his home, surrounded by his family.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, November 14, 2023, at St. Benedict Catholic Church, Bendena, KS, with Father Jeremy Heppler, OSB as Celebrant. Burial will follow at St. Benedict Catholic Cemetery, Bendena, KS. A Parish Rosar

Agnes Marie Lohman

Arensberg-Pruett Funeral Home in Atchison

Atchison, KS

Agnes Marie Lohman, of Atchison, KS, who lived a long full life of 98 years, passed peacefully on November 7, 2023, surrounded by loved ones.

Mass of Christian burial will be Monday, November 13, 2023, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Church with Rev. Jeremy Heppler, OSB as celebrant. A parish rosary will be Sunday, Nov. 12th at 4:00 p.m. with visitation to follow until 5:30 at the Aren

Wesley Leroy Barnett

Rupp Funeral Home in St. Joseph, MO

Falls City, NE

Wesley Leroy Barnett, 82, of Falls City, Nebraska, passed away Monday November 6, 2023 at his home.

He was born August 26, 1941 in Bethany, Missouri son of Verna & Wesley Barnett. He graduated from Benton High School. Wesley worked for the United States Postal Service as a Mail Handler, retiring after 25 years of service.

Wesley proudly and faithfully served his cou

Sharon A. McElfresh

Arensberg-Pruett Funeral Home in Atchison

Atchison, KS

Sharon A. McElfresh, of Atchison, Kansas, died November 3, 2023, at St. Luke- Hospital at the age of 79.

Sharon was born on May 8, 1944, at her home in Troy, KS, the daughter of Howard Vance Ramsey and Etta Mae (Boatwright) Ramsey. She attended schools in Troy.

Sharon- most important and favorite part of life was being a mother and grandmother. She loved being with her

William " Bill" Cross

Popkess Memorial Chapel in Seneca

Centralia , KS

William “Bill” A. Cross, 85, of Centralia, Kansas passed away on Monday, November 6, 2023, at the Nemaha Valley Community Hospital in Seneca, Kansas. He was surrounded by his family and lifted up in prayer.

Bill was born on a blustery-cold day, December 8, 1937, on the family farm west of Seneca. He was the son of Raymond and Thelma (Flentie) Cross and was the second ch

Kathryn ( Wittrock) Thomas

Dorr and Clark Funeral Home of Falls City

Falls City, NE

Kathryn Lucille (Wittrock) Thomas went to her eternal home on November 3, 2023. She was born on November 25, 1925 in Richardson County, NE to Reuben and Johanna (Krueger) Wittrock. She was baptized at home on December 27, 1925. Her education began at rural district number 81 and ended upon graduation from Falls City High School in 1943. In July of that year, she took employment as an office cl

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