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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


Ruth Elaine Meyer

Popkess Mortuary in Sabetha

Sabetha, KS

Ruth Elaine Meyer, 95, of Sabetha, Kansas died peacefully on Sunday, November 5, 2023, in her home at the Apostolic Christian West Village in Sabetha.

Ruth was born January 13, 1928, to Dewey and Susie (Ersham) Strahm. Ruth was raised on a farm in northern Nemaha County not far from Bern, Kansas. She attended school in Bern and graduated from Bern High School. Following graduation,


Jack Weaver

Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Hiawatha

formerly of the Hamlin area , KS

Jack Robert Weaver passed peacefully at Central Dupage Hospital in Winfield, Illinois on October 28, 2023 after a two week hospital stay and 4 year battle with lymphoma.

Born in Hiawatha, Kansas to Glenn and Shirley Weaver on June 23, 1956, he was the third child and second son of a Kansas farm family. Growing up on a farm east of Hamlin, Kansas, he had a happy childhood and lea


Alberta Garner

Mercer Funeral Home in Holton

Holton, KS

Alberta Ann Garner, 86, of Holton, KS, passed away peacefully Friday, November 3, 2023 at home surrounded by her family. She was born October 25, 1937 in Topeka, KS, the daughter of Henry Wallace and Anna Mary (Dietz) Pinger.

She graduated from Topeka High School in 1955. Shortly after graduation she took to the role as homemaker. In her spare time, she could be found gardening, or


Donald Thurn

Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home in Atchison

Benton , KS

Donald Francis Thurn, 91, of Benton, KS, passed away Thursday, November 2, 2023, at the Medicalodge of Atchison, KS.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 AM Monday, November 6, 2023, at the St. Louis Catholic Church, Good Intent with Fr. Hughes Sundeme as Celebrant. Burial will follow at the St. Louis Cemetery. A rosary will be recited at 2:00 PM Sunday, November 5, 2023, at


Lois Estes

Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home in Atchison

Atchison and St. Joseph,

Lois Estes parted this life, strong in faith and thankful for 99 years of life, on All Saints Day, November 1, 2023, at Cedarhurst Assisted Living in Topeka, Kansas. She was a long-time resident of Atchison, Kansas, and for the past decade had lived in St. Joseph, Missouri. Lois was born on March 4, 1924, in St. Louis, Missouri, to Erwin H. and Ruth


Neva Keller

Chapel Oaks Funeral Home Hiawatha

White Cloud, KS

Neva Marie (Richey) Keller, passed away October 31, 2023 at Community Medical Center, Falls City, NE surrounded by her children. Her final prayer was answered as Jesus took her home.

Neva was born on December 11, 1921, to Phillip Edward and Zula Mae (Fee) Richey in Doniphan County, KS. She began grade school in White Cloud. The family moved to a farm 6 miles northwest of White C


Vincent Francis Bertels

Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home in Atchison

Nortonville, KS

Vincent Francis Bertels, 97, of Nortonville, KS died on Monday, Oct. 30, 2023, at the Advent Health, Shawnee Mission, KS.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 am on Sat., Nov 4th, 2023, at St. Joseph- Church, Nortonville, KS with Fr. William Dun-Dery as Celebrant. Burial will follow in the St. Joseph Cemetery, Nortonville. A Knights of Columbus Rosary will be recited at 6

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