Obits

Pat Bailey 1945-2020
Patricia Ann Bailey, born May 12, 1945 in Rolla, Mo., departed her Earthly shell on Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, at Stormont-Vail Hospital in Topeka. She was eagerly greeted by beloved family members, John (father) and Erma (mother); six brothers, Walter, Everett, Jimmy, Roger, Johnny and LeRoy; and...
John Mellies Jr. 1943-2020
John “Johnny” Carl Mellies Jr., Kansas City, passed away Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020. He was born Nov. 18, 1943, in Clay Center, the son of John Carl Sr. and Virgie “Mae” (Kennedy) Mellies. John attended Bateman Grade School and graduated from Netawaka High School in 1961. After graduation he farmed...
John Huff 1951-2020
John Alford Huff, 68, of Canton, passed away at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, while holding his wife’s hand as he went to the Lord at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center in Hutchinson. John was born in Denver, Colo. on April 22, 1951, a son of Rudy A. and Florence E. (Morris) Huff. He was a...
Maxine Schumaker 1924-2020
Maxine Schumaker, 95, of Holton, passed away at home on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. Mary Maxine Eames was born July 17, 1924, at Whiting, the fourth daughter and the fourth of seven children born to Charles Augustus and Ethel Frances (Woodward) Eames. She grew up on a farm two miles south of Whiting...
Norman H. Myer, 93, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020.  He was born in Soldier on May 6, 1926, the son of Herman and Ellen Myer. On his 18th birthday he was drafted into the Army for World War II, where he served for two years.  Norman is survived by his wife, Sallie; children, Debbie (Craig)...
Sandra “TeNes” Mitchell, 59, Mayetta, died Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, at The University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City. She was born Oct. 24, 1960, in Holton, the daughter of Melvin Twin and Alberta Marie Nagmo. She graduated from Royal Valley High School in 1978 and later graduated from...
Harold Bontrager 1938-2019
Harold Bontrager, 81, of Sedona, Ariz., passed away Friday, Dec. 27, 2019, in McCordsville, Ind., surrounded by his family. He was born Nov. 1, 1938, in Holton. He was the son of Donald L. and Helen M. Meers Bontrager. Harold graduated from Holton High School in 1957, Kansas State University and...
Robert “Bob” Jackson Bowser, 87, Emmett, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, at Tanglewood Health and Rehab in Topeka. He was born June 2, 1932, in rural Mayetta, the son of Lloyd Jackson and Sarah Bostwick Bowser. He graduated from Soldier High School in 1950. Mr. Bowser served in the U.S. Air Force...
Marjorie B. Durham, born June 2, 1925, in Hartford, Conn., died Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, in Schertz, Texas. “Marge” was married to Robert “Bob” Durham on Sept. 21, 1945. They were blessed with five children: John Durham and wife Jan, Cibolo, Texas, Kathy Vacek and husband Mike, Cibolo, Texas, Linda...
Dr. James Sherbon 1936-2020
Dr. James Weston Sherbon, Ph.D., passed away Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020 at his home in Lenexa. He was 83. The son of Ora J. and Bessie (Coulter) Sherbon, James (Jim) was born Aug. 3, 1936 in Arkansas City. He grew up helping his dad in the garage at the family O.J. Sherbon Motor Company Desoto-Plymouth...

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