• Parsons

    Lawrence R. Cretcher

    CHERRYVALE — Lawrence R. Cretcher, 87, of Cherryvale died Friday, May 11, 2018, from injuries sustained from a motor vehicle accident south of Cherryvale.

  • Shawnee

    Ruth Marie Portell

    Ruth Marie Portell, 92, died Tuesday May 15, 2018 in her home at Mission, Kansas.  She was born October 8, 1925 in Columbia, Missouri, daughter of Earl Nicholas Kurtz and Grace (Brady) Kurtz.  She was a graduate of Columbia’s Hickman High School and attended the University of Missouri one year.  Ruth married Franklin Vincent Portell June 30, 1945 in Columbia.  He preceded her in death on December 7, 1981 at the age of 58.  They enjoyed 36 years of marriage.  Ruth worked as a switchboard operator for Mid-Continent Paint Co. in Kansas City, Missouri and later for Macy’s and Dillard’s in Mission.  In the interim, she was a stay at…

  • Wellington

    Billy Ray Williams

    Billy Ray Williams, 65, of Wellington, died Tuesday, May 15, at Via Christi – St. Francis in Wichita.Billy was born the son of Clifton Dean and Christeen F. (Taylor) Williams on Wednesday, February 25, 1953 in Hobart, Oklahoma.On August 19, 1972, Billy and Barbara Ann Shobe were united in marriage in Wellington.  Together they celebrated nearly 20 years of marriage before her  passing on May 20, 1991.Following his graduation from Wellington High School, Billy […]

  • Topeka

    Joan Hahn

    Joan Hahn Send Flowers April 04, 1936 – May 13, 2018 Joan Elizabeth Hahn, 82, of Topeka and Kansas City passed away Sunday May 13, 2018 at her home surrounded by family. Joan was born View full obituary

  • McPherson County

    Obituary: Margaret Ann Ash

    Margaret Ann Ash, 72, of Parsons, passed away at 8:32 a.m., May 4, 2018 at the Parsons State Hospital and Training Center.She was born on February 24, 1946 at Wichita, she chose John Oliver and Margaret (Pankratz) Ash to be her parents. She grew up at Roxbury, and attended schools there and graduated from Salina High School.She resided at the Westview Nursing Center at Peabody and the Topeka State Hospital before moving the Parsons State Hospital and Training Center in […]

  • McPherson County

    Obituary: Evan L. Jones

    LINDSBORG — Evan L. Jones also known as Lenny Jones, 46, of Lindsborg, passed away 26, 2018 in Hays, Kansas. Born to Evan J. and Lynette A. (Polson) Jones on April 29, 1971 in Lindsborg. He was a Denver Bronco Fan but most of all a Chicago Cub Fan.He was general manager for Hull Broadcasting and program director and DJ for 96.9 KIFX in Hays. Lenny spent over 20 years in broadcasting in Hays. He is survived by his father, Evan Jones, Lindsborg; son, Banner Raevan Jones, Hays; […]

  • McPherson County

    Obituary: Melva Tabetha Ulsaker

    Melva Tabetha Ulsaker, passed away peacefully on May 14, 2018, surrounded by family at the age of 83.She was born Melva Tabetha Alleman on Nov. 25th, 1934, in Americus, to Lloyd and Harriet (Packard) Alleman.Melva was united in marriage to Samuel D. Ulsaker on April 9, 1955, in Angola, Indiana.She was a member of the McPherson Free Methodist Church.She is survived by: her husband, Samuel Ulsaker of the home; children, Sherri Horun of McPherson, […]

  • McPherson County

    Obituary: V.E. “Skip” Skipton

    V.E. “Skip” Skipton of McPherson, passed away on April 22, 2018 at his home in Sun City West, Arizona.He was born on April 29, 1932 at his parents farm in Washington County, one of seven brothers and one sister born to Jesse O. Skipton and Florence E. (Congleton) Skipton.Skip attended Tebo Grade School and graduated from Haddam High School.After serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean War he attended and graduated from Peru State Teachers College, Peru, […]

  • Manhattan

    William G. Orr

    William G. Orr, age 70, of Blue Rapids, passed away on Monday, May 14, 2018, at Stormont Vail Hospital in Topeka. Celebration of Life services are at 2:00 pm, Saturday, May 19, 2018, at Terry-Christie Funeral Home in Waterville. www.terrychristiefuneralhome.com.

  • Winfield

    Steve Maynard

    Stephen Bradley Maynard, 65, formerly of Arkansas City, passed away Sunday, May 13, 2018, in McLoud, Okla., after a lengthy battle with Parkinson’s disease.

  • Winfield

    Pat Newman

    Services were held for James “Pat” Newman at 10 a.m. May 15, 2018, at Arkansas City First Assembly of God Church. Pastor James Newman officiated. Burial ceremonies were at Tannehill Cemetery in Winfield.

  • Lyons,  Sterling

    Wanda Lee Earle

    Wanda Lee Earle Wanda Lee Earle, 78, of Sterling, passed away May 14, 2018 at Diversicare of Hutchinson. She was born February 8, 1940 in Sterling, Kansas, the daughter of Steven C. and Flossie Redford Elliott. She graduated from Sterling High School with the class of 1958, and from Cliff Mann Floral Institute in Denver, CO. Wanda has been a lifelong Sterling resident. She was owner of the former House of Flowers in Sterling, and was a receptionist for Continental Phone Company, Farmers State…

  • Burlington

    Glenna Jean Parmely

    Glenna Jean Parmely Send Flowers January 15, 1924 – May 14, 2018 Glenna “Jean” Parmely, 94, of rural LeRoy, Kansas, passed away Monday night, May 14, 2018, at her home. Funeral services will be held 11:00 A.M. View full obituary

  • Highland,  Holton

    Esther Koerperich

    Esther Koerperich July 01, 1940 – May 14, 2018 full obit at later dateFamily visitation: 6 p.m. -8 p.m., Sunday, May 20, 2018Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Hiawatha View full obituary

  • Olathe

    Carl Henry Klusman

    Carl Henry Klusman Visitation: Friday, May 18, 2018 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm Service: Friday, May 18, 2018 at 2:00pm Interment: Resurrection Catholic Cemetery Carl’s obituary will be posted soon, please check back. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the Alzheimer’s… More

  • Garden City

    Betty Finuf

    Book of Memories –> Obituary/Death Notice Maps & Directions Tributes/Condolences Place a Memorial Candle Family Login Betty Finuf December 07, 1921 – May 16, 2018 Betty Lou Finuf, 96, died Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at her home in Garden City. She was born December 7, 1921 in Knowles, Oklahoma the daughter of Conan Othel & Vivian Eunice (Chavis) Buck. A …

  • Lacygne

    Jack DeWaard

    Book of Memories –> Obituary/Death Notice Maps & Directions Tributes/Condolences Place a Memorial Candle Online Memorial Donations Jack DeWaard August 11, 1938 – May 16, 2018 Jack Lee DeWaard, 79, Blue Mound, Kansas passed Wednesday May 16, 2018 at his home. He was born at Grand Rapids, Michigan on August 11, 1938 the son of John and Marjorie Cosgrove DeWaard. He pro …

  • Columbus,  Frontenac,  Pittsburg,  Weir

    Carol Ann Goddard

    Carol Ann Goddard May 16, 2018 Carol Ann Goddard 73, of Frontenac, KS died 3:40pm Wednesday May 16, 2018 at the Freeman Hospital in Joplin, MO following an illness. Carol was born April 22, 1945 in Pittsburg, KS the daughter of Allen and Annabell (Green) Cox. She has lived in this area most of her life and was a graduate of Pittsburg High School. She later earned a degree in Social Work at Pittsburg State University. Carol served her country in the United States Navy. Carol married Harold F. …

  • Liberal

    Merle Wilfred Staats,

    Merle Wilfred Staats, May 16, 2018 Merle Wilfred Staats, age 96, died Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at Homestead Estates Home Plus in Liberal, KS. He was born January 23, 1922 in Hutchinson, KS, the son of Gasper Gordon and Mary J. (Casteel) Staats. He grew up on a farm near Woodward, OK, where he attended school and graduated from High School. He attended Business College at Wichita, KS. He entered the U. S. Coast Guard and served overseas in the Pacific area during WWII from 1942-1946. Upon his d…