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Frances Jane Wolken

Wherry Mortuary of Tecumseh

Humboldt, Formerly of Tecumseh, NE

Frances Jane Wolken was born August 7, 1927 to Clarence Michael and Anna Theresa (Christen) Wenzl on the farm north of Steinauer, Nebraska. She was the oldest of eleven children born to this union. Frances attended St. Anthony- Parochial School through the eighth grade, walking 3 miles each way to attend school. She worked hard on the family farm helping with chores and raising her sibling


John Patch

Mercer Funeral Home in Holton

Topeka, KS

John E. Patch, 86, of Topeka, KS, passed away Friday, October 27, 2023 at The Gardens at Aldersgate Village in Topeka. He was born May 24, 1937 to Alva and Virgie (Merritt) Bloom Patch of Goff, KS. He was the little brother of Katherine (Patch) Savage, Evelyn (Patch) Hittle, Betty (Patch) Huss, Jimmy Patch and the little-step-brother of Irvin Bloom and


Jere Lewis

Dorr and Clark Funeral Home of Falls City

Falls City, NE

Jere Lewis, 75, of Falls City, NE, passed away October 27, 2023 at Omaha, NE. He was born March 16, 1948 at Falls City to Wayne and Dorothy (Gebhardt) Lewis.

He married Margaret Swegler on October 15, 1966 at Falls City and they were divorced in December of 1996.

Jere was raised in rural Verdon, NE and graduated from Dawson Verdon High School in 1966. He then attended M


Karen Reinhart VanGilder

Lauer Funeral Home in Seneca

Centralia, KS

Karen Louise Reinhart VanGilder, 79, of Centralia, passed away on October 27, 2023 at Eastridge Nursing Home in Centralia.

Karen was born on September 14, 1944, in Centralia, to Ellery Lysle Katheryn Maureen Griffiths Reinhart. She grew up on a farm west of Centralia. She attended a one room school house northwest of the family farm. She later went on to graduate from Vermillion Hi


Rita Kay Haley

Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Hiawatha

Overland Park and Hiawatha , KS

Rita Kay Haley passed away on October 21, 2023, in Overland Park, Kan., at the age of 76.

Born on October 12, 1947, in Sabetha, Kan., Rita was the first child of Warren and Gertrude “Gert” Gatz of Hiawatha, Kan. Rita attended grade school, middle school and high school in Hiawatha, graduating from Hiawatha High School in 1965. After attending Emporia State University,


Helen I. Bowser (Bledsoe)

Mercer Funeral Home in Holton

Holton, KS

Helen I. Bowser (Bledsoe), 90, of Holton was called home to Heaven by her Lord and Savior on Monday, Oct. 23, 2023, at her home.

She was born on July 31, 1933, in Wichita, the daughter of Lee and Winnie Bledsoe. She graduated high school in Wichita, received her bachelor- degree from Friends University in music education and her master- degree from Washburn University in remedial r


James Moynagh

Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Hiawatha

Hiawatha, KS

James R. Moynagh, 90, of Hiawatha, KS, died at Amberwell Hiawatha Hospital on October 24, 2023 with his family by his side. He was born on June 10, 1933 to John Edward and Marie (Mueting) Moynagh in Sabetha, KS.

After farming in Nemaha County, he and his family moved to Brown County in 1949 to farm and raise livestock. He graduated from Powhattan High School in 1952 and joined his


Amy Lynn (Volkmer) Borrenpohl

Wherry Mortuary of Tecumseh

Tecumseh, NE

Amy Lynn (Volkmer) Borrenpohl was born to Keith and Marlene (Roos) Volkmer on November 1, 1967 in Crete, Nebraska. She began her schooling in Iowa and the family moved to Tecumseh, Nebraska when Amy was in the 4th grade. She graduated from Tecumseh High School in 1986. She furthered her education at SCC Beatrice where she received her Associates Degree in Accounting.

Amy was united


Margaret E. Utz

Mercer Funeral Home in Holton

Larkinburg and Arrington, KS

Margaret E. Utz, 103, who lived in the Larkinburg and Arrington, KS communities her entire life, passed away Monday, October 23, 2023 at the Holton Hospital.

She was born June 24, 1920 in Atchison, KS, the daughter of Clarence “Bud” and Margaret E. Whitcraft Bewley. Margaret taught school in the Pardee community for 3 years and in Larkinburg for 2 years. She


Bonnie Lee Wing (Coon)

Dorr and Clark Funeral Home of Falls City

Falls City, NE

Bonnie Lee Wing (Coon) spent most of her life in Falls City, the place where she was born. She died at the age of 97, and it is difficult to try to sum up nearly a century of life and living into just a few words.

The word “homemaker” is the closest we can come to describing the life of this exceptional woman and a word that truly honors the life she led. Bonnie created


Alicia Francis Burdick

Popkess Mortuary in Sabetha

Sabetha, KS

Alicia Francis Burdick, 90, of Sabetha, Kansas passed away on Tuesday, October 24, 2023, at the Sabetha Community Hospital in Sabetha.

Alicia was born on July 3, 1933, in Baileyville, Kansas. She was the sixth of fourteen children born to Ben and Anna (Wiltz) Deters.

Alicia married Clarence Burdick of Seneca, Kansas on April 25, 1956, at the Sacred Hear


Robert "Bob" Bruce

Rupp Funeral Home in St. Joseph, MO

St. Joseph, MO

Robert "Bob" Bruce, 86, of St Joseph, MO passed away Friday, October 20, 2023 at a local health care facility.

He was born March 24, 1937 in Junction City, KS, son of Geraldine and Robert Thomas Bruce. Bob enlisted in the US Navy, where he served on the USS Forrest Sherman during the Vietnam War. He retired from the US Navy after 18 years of service. Bob later worked at


Kristen Bailey Mellenbruch

Mercer Funeral Home in Holton

Holton, KS

Kristen Bailey Mellenbruch, 35, of Holton, KS, passed away Friday, October 20, 2023. She was born June 25, 1988 in Topeka, KS, the daughter of John and Sharon (Kathrens) Hochard.

Kristen graduated from Holton High School in 2007 and earned her Bachelor- Degree from Ottawa University.

She presently was a scientist for Colgate Palmolive, studying and producing enhancement


John H. Mize, Jr.

Atchison, KS

John H. Mize, Jr., 84, originally from Atchison, Kan., passed away on October 22 after a short illness. He was famous for his amazing sense of humor and quick wit until the last moments.

John graduated from Atchison High School, attended the University of Kansas, and later graduated from St. Benedict- College and served as a medic in The United States Air Force Reserves. In 1962, h


Janet Leigh Sauber

Carlson-Geisendorf Funeral Home & Crematory in Salina

Assaria, KS

Janet Leigh Sauber, 59, of Assaria, Kansas, passed away Wednesday, October 18th, 2023.

Janet was born in Winchester, Kansas on February 18, 1964, a daughter of Etta Mae (Jacobs) Matthias, of Rural Horton, Kansas, and the late Larry Carl Matthias.

She was the wife of Keith Edward Sauber. They met while going to school at K-State. After dating for 5 years, they marr


Helen Gyhra

Wherry Mortuary in Pawnee City

formerly of Steinauer, NE

Helen Rose (Sperfslage) Gyhra 90, formerly of Steinauer Nebraska, she passed away at the Life Center, Seneca, Kansas, on Friday, October 20, 2023. She was born on September 30, 1933 to Henry and Regina (Deters) Sperfslage in St. Benedict, Kansas. She attended Pleasant View Country School.

Helen married Joseph L. Gyhra on September 2, 1958 at St. Bede- Catholic Church, Kelly, Kansa


Merle Edward Surritt, Jr.

Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home in Atchison

Atchison, KS

Merle Edward Surritt, Jr., 82 of Atchison, KS died on Friday, October 20th, 2023, at the Atchison Senior Village.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, October 24th, 2023, at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home with Pastor Stephen Lucas officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Vernon Cemetery. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to services at the


Geneva Marie Dunster

Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home in Atchison

Atchison, KS

Geneva Marie Dunster, 94 of Atchison, KS, passed away Thursday, October 19, 2023, at the Medicalodge of Atchison.

Funeral service will be 10:30 AM on Monday, Oct. 23rd, 2023, at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, with Rev. Jeff Cochran officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memory Gardens, Atchison. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funera


Sandra Jean Hawkins (White)

Dishon Maple Chaney Mortuary in Horton

Horton, KS

Sandra Jean Hawkins (White), 66, passed away peacefully at her home in Horton Kansas on Monday October 9, 2023. Sandy was born in Horton, Kansas on February 13, 1957.

She was the daughter of Mary and Lewis White.

Sandy grew up in Muscotah Kansas and attended school in Effingham Kansas.

Sandy worked many of jobs from waiting tables, to running her own rest


Iva Kay Jacobson

Dishon Maple Chaney Mortuary in Horton

Horton, KS

Iva Kay Jacobson, 81, of Horton, Kansas, passed away on Tuesday, October 17, 2023 at the Amberwell Health in Hiawatha, Kansas.

She was born on December 24, 1941 in Horton, Kansas, the daughter of Willie and Audra Glenn Berry.

Iva was a homemaker and had also worked for the Brown County Treasures office, as a bookkeeper for three different car dealerships and in later

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