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Mary Belle Peterson

Dishon-Maple-Chaney Mortuary in Horton

rural Whiting , KS

Mary Belle Peterson, 99, of Whiting, Kansas, passed away on Friday, December 22, 2023 at her home, in rural Whiting, Kansas.

She was born on October 29, 1924 in Oskaloosa, Kansas the daughter of Luther and Broox Moulder Oaks. Mary Belle was a housewife and helped her husband on the family farm. On August 22, 1948 she married Glenn Peterson in Everest, Kansas.

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Hazel Steely

Chapel Oaks Funeral Home Hiawatha

Hiawatha , KS

Hazel I. Steely, of Hiawatha, passed away peacefully at Vintage Park Assisted Living Apartments in Hiawatha, December 22, 2023, at the age of 87.

Hazel was born near Fairview, Kansas, November 16, 1936, the only child of Leonard and Edna Mae McCullough Gildhouse and was a lifelong resident of Brown County. She attended country school near Fairview, moving to Hiawatha in 1950 where


Laura “Jean” Zacharias

Dishon Maple Chaney Mortuary in Horton

Hiawatha, KS

Laura “Jean” Zacharias, 75, passed away peacefully on December 19, 2023 at her home in Hiawatha, Kansas.

Jean was born on September 14, 1948 in Atchison, Kansas the daughter of Harold William and Betty June (Monks) Zacharias. Jean grew up on a farm near Horton, Kansas with her siblings and many pets. She was introduced to her BCDS family in the 70- and moved to Hiaw


Larry Warren Kibler

Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home in Atchison

Atchison, KS

Larry Warren Kibler, 76, of Atchison KS, passed away peacefully in his home on Tuesday, December 19, 2023.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, December 23, 2023, at Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home with Rev. Marty Reed officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memory Gardens, Atchison. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 PM on Friday, December 22, 2023, at the B


Roy Rieschick

Dorr and Clark Funeral Home of Falls City

Falls City, NE

Roy Clyde Rieschick peacefully went to be with the Lord Jesus Christ on December 19, 2023 at the Apostolic Christian Home in Sabetha, KS. Roy was born on March 2, 1945 to Milton and Carol (Gerlt) Rieschick in Inglewood, CA.

Roy married Linda Shafer in 1966. They were blessed with two children, Lori and Ryan. Roy and Linda later divorced. Roy married Kathy Fischer on June 8, 1985 in


Gene J. King

Harman-Rohde Funeral Home in Wathena

Elwood, KS

Gene J. King, 92, of Elwood KS, died Tuesday December 19, 2023.

Gene was born September 11, 1931, in Elwood, KS to Emmett and Peggy King. He was a lifelong resident of Elwood and served in the National Guard. On March 18, 1955, he married Carol Ragsdale, she survives the home. For many years Gene owned his own business, King Radio and TV Lab in St. Joseph, MO. Although he had a kna


Sandra Denise “Sandi” Butler

Mercer Funeral Home in Holton

Holton, KS

Sandra Denise “Sandi” Butler, 61, of Holton, KS, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, December 19, 2023 at her home. She was born July 25, 1962 in Holton, KS, the daughter of Darrell D. “Dusty” and Marilyn Jane (Brownlow) May.

Sandi graduated from Holton High School in


Robert Gene Peak

Arensberg-Pruett Funeral Home in Atchison

Atchison, KS

Robert Gene Peak, of Atchison, Kansas, died Tuesday, December 12, 2023, at the Atchison Medicalodge, one week after celebrating his 84th birthday.

Robert was born on December 6, 1939, in Atchison, KS, the son of Walter and Sarah (Banker) Peak. He attended grade school in the rural schools and graduated from ACCHS in Effingham. He worked for Lockwood- in Atchison as a print press op


Roland "Rollie" Fisher

Dorr and Clark Funeral Home of Falls City

Falls City, NE

Roland “Rollie” Fisher, 89, of Falls City, NE, passed away December 15, 2023 at Lincoln, NE. He was born December 22, 1933 at Falls City to Edwin and Carrie (Watton) Fisher.

He married Lois Carlson on September 26, 1955 at Sabetha, KS. She passed away March 9, 2021.

Rollie graduated from Verdon High School in 1952, he excelled at football and track. Followin


Carole Baker

Arensberg-Pruett Funeral Home in Atchison

Atchison, KS

Carole Baker, age 79, of Atchison, KS, died peacefully on December 17, 2023, surrounded by family.

A visitation to celebrate her life will be Friday, December 22, 2023 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Arensberg-Pruett Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be left to the First Christian Church or Atchison Humane Society in care of the funeral home. Cremation care has been entrusted


Stephan “Steve” Ray Honeyman

Popkess Memorial Chapel in Seneca

Seneca, KS

Stephan “Steve” Ray Honeyman, 76, of Seneca, Kansas passed away on Saturday, December 9, 2023, at the Overland Park Regional Medical Center in Overland Park, Kansas.

Steve was born on July 11, 1947, to Raymond and Erma (Schober) Honeyman in Frankfort, Kansas.

Steve- father, Raymond, was in the U.S. Army and so, Steve lived in many different places around the


Anthony Arnold

Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Hiawatha

Hiawatha , KS

Anthony Arnold, of Hiawatha, passed away in his parent's home in Lancaster, on December 14th 2023. He was born February 1st 1999 in Hiawatha, just one minute before his twin sister.

Anthony was an avid fisherman and huntsman, he enjoyed his days at the lake with his dad, siblings, uncles, and grandparents. He loved children and often visited his grandmother's daycare, only


Gerald B. Winkler

Christie-Anderes Funeral Home in Waterville, Kansas

Seneca, KS

Gerald B. Winkler went home to his Heavenly Father on Wednesday, November 17, 2023 at Crestview Manor Nursing Home in Seneca, Kansas, where he had been a resident for the past 3 1/2 months. He was 95 years old.

Jerry was born on October 18, 1928, in the Sabetha Hospital to Leo L. & Agnes W. (Vondemkamp) Winkler. He grew up on the family farm south of Kelly. Jerry enjoyed play


Mary Lou Watkins Banks

Dishon Maple Chaney Mortuary in Horton

Powhattan, KS

Mary Lou Watkins Banks, 72, of Powhattan, KS died Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2023 at her home with her beloved husband Wesley, loving sisters - Diane & Kathy, and niece Haley by her side. She was born August 14, 1951 in Bartlesville, Okla., the daughter of Jack and Beatrice Watkins.

Growing up, Mary Lou


Beth MIller

Wherry Mortuary of Pawnee City

Pawnee City , NE

Beth Miller 75 of Pawnee City, Nebraska passed away on Friday, December 15, 2023 at the Olathe Medical Center, Olathe, Kansas with her family at her bedside. She was born on January 8, 1948 to Thomas and Merna (Schlick) Elson in McCook, Nebraska.

Services 10:30 a.m., Thursday, December 21, 2023, United Methodist Church, Pawnee City, Nebraska. Pastor Lauri Beach officiating. Visi


Robert “Bobby” Smith

Wherry Mortuary of Pawnee City

Pawnee City, NE

Robert “Bobby” Smith, 26 of Pawnee City, Nebraska passed away on Wednesday, December 13, 2023. He was born to Russell and Lisa (Jarrett) Smith on July 9, 1997, in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Survived by his wife Becky Smith & children of Pawnee City, father Russ & Nannette Smith of Pawnee City, brother Austin and Julia Smith of Pawnee City.

Services 10:00 a


Lynn “Rocky” Shafer

Dorr and Clark Funeral Home of Falls City

Falls City, NE

Lynn “Rocky” Shafer, 72, of Falls City, NE, passed away December 13, 2023 at Falls City. He was born October 20, 1951 at Falls City to Donald “Shorty” and Darlene (Norton) Shafer

He married Ann O’Grady on November 16, 1974 at Rulo, NE and they divorced in November of 2001.

Rocky served 6 years in the National Guard in Company B at Falls Cit


Stephen “Steve” George Whiteman

Mercer Funeral Home in Holton

Mayetta, KS

Stephen “Steve” George Whiteman, 75, of Mayetta, KS passed away Wednesday, December 13, 2023 at the Stormont Vail Hospital in Topeka. He was born March 13, 1948 in Holton, KS the son of Morris George and Laura “Maxine” (Rawlings) Whiteman.

Steve graduated from Holton High School and lived his entire life in the Jackson County area. He worked as a sanitation


Judith A. Smit

Harman-Rohde Funeral Home in Wathena

formerly Wathena , KS

Judith A. Smit, 81, formerly of Wathena, Kansas passed away Wednesday, December 13, 2023, at the Vintage Gardens Assisted Living in St. Joseph, Missouri.

Judi was born on December 15, 1941, in Chicago, Illinois to William Fred and Evelyn (Schofield) Schlack.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Wathena, Kansas. Judi worked in the healthcare system as an RN, i


Beverly Everett

Arensberg-Pruett Funeral Home in Atchison

Atchison, KS

Beverly Everett, age 94, of Atchison, Kansas, died Monday, December 11, 2023, at Vintage Park of Atchison.

No formal services are planned at this time. Cremation care has been entrusted to the Arensberg-Pruett Funeral Home.

Beverly was born June 4, 1929, in El Paso, Texas, the daughter of Ellsworth and Margaret (Carter) Phillips. She attended school in Brea, California.

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