Obits

Virgel Allen Slocum, 96, formerly of Hoyt, died Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, at the Mission Village Nursing Home in Horton. He was born Nov. 5, 1925, on the family farm in Mayetta, the son of Samuel and Margaret “Nellie” Lease Slocum. Mr. Slocum had worked for Western Resources Inc. (Westar Energy) in...
Lora Ray-Karlin 1964-2021
Lora Ray-Karlin of Topeka passed away on Dec. 1, 2021, surrounded by her loved ones. Lora was born on Dec. 9, 1964, in Holton, the daughter of Roy and Rexanna Ray. Lora was an ambitious, determined and captivating person from a young age; these characteristics only grew as she got older. In 1982...
Earl Cordell 1933-2022
Sanford “Earl” Cordell, 89, of Soldier, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022, at Eastridge Nursing Home in Centralia. He was born June 30, 1933, in Holly, Colo., the son of Sanford “Glenn” and Gladys (Hickman) Cordell. Earl graduated from Soldier High School in 1951. After high school, Earl served in...
Eula Oxandale 1930-2022
Eula Elisabeth Oxandale, 91, passed away Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022, in Salina. Eula was born Dec. 28, 1930, in Sabetha. She was the first of two children born to Howard and Theda Bixby. She married Warren Oxandale on Oct. 23, 1948. Together they raised four children on a farm south of Wetmore. Eula...
Barbara Howes 1937-2022
Barbara Alice Howes (née Parmentier), a 47-year resident of Golden, Colo., and former attendance secretary of Golden High School, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022. She was surrounded by her loving husband and doting children. Barbara is survived by her husband, Terry Gene Howes; her...
Milton Leon Snyder, 90, Holton, died Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022, at Holton Community Hospital. He was born Feb. 21, 1932, in Circleville, the son of Walter Parrin and Grace L. Clemetson Snyder. He graduated from Circleville High School in 1950. He earned his associate degree in criminal justice at...
Joe Utara 1937-2022
Joe Sigitas Utara, 85, of Rio Rancho, N.M., passed away Wednesday, June 29, 2022, at Presbyterian Rust Hospital after a short fight with cancer. He was born near Vilkaviskis, Lithuania, on Jan. 6, 1937. His parents were the late Charles Utara, formerly of Vilkaviskis, Lithuania, and the late Ona...
Lois Flewelling 1926-2022
Lois Mary Flewelling, 95, Horton, formerly of Holton, died Thursday, July 28, 2022, at her home. She was born Dec. 4, 1926, in Augusta, the daughter of Forrest Clifton and Ethel May Boucher Broomfield. She attended Augusta High School and later earned her GED. She worked for the United States Post...
Melvena Ingels 1931-2022
Melvena Mae Vandervort Ingels, 91, of Netawaka, passed away Thursday, July 28, 2022, at The Pines in Holton. She was born April 18, 1931, in Holton, the daughter of Melvin and Hazel Mae (Wilson) Young. Melvena attended Lonestar Country School and graduated from Holton High School in 1949. She...
Linda Allen 1948-2022
Linda F. Allen, 73, of Hillsboro, formerly of Topeka, passed away Wednesday, July 27, 2022, at Salem Home in Hillsboro. She was born Dec. 4, 1948, in Amarillo, Texas, the daughter of Arville Derwood and Estelline H. (Fine) Brandon.  Linda earned her G.E.D. at Allen Community College in 2000.  She...

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