Obits

Stacy D. “Pierce” Etzel-Johnson, 65, Mesa, Ariz., formerly of Mayetta, died Thursday, March 17, 2022, at her home. She was born Aug. 12, 1956, in Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of Eugene and Barbara Pierce. Survivors include two sisters, Deborah Johnson, Mayetta, and Renee Azari and husband Essy,...
Donald Oliverius 1970-2022
Donald Lee Oliverius, 51, died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022, in Topeka. A celebration of Mr. Oliverius’ life will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 18 at Linscott Park in Holton. Please bring your favorite memory of Donald to share.
Robert Karl “Bob” Biester, 76, Atchison, died Monday, Dec. 13, 2021, at Wathena Healthcare and Rehab in Wathena. He was born June 18, 1945, in Onaga, the son of Karl Julius and Lucille Elizabeth Peck Biester.  Memorial graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 18 at Buck’s Grove...
Lawrence “Keith” Parrett, 83, Holton, formerly of Circleville, died Monday, June 6, 2022, at his home with family by his side. He was born July 10, 1938, in Topeka, the son of Lawrence Preston and Mary Willie Keithline Parrett. He graduated from Circleville High School in 1956. He lived most of his...
Clarence Todd 1931-2022
Clarence David Todd, 91, of Effingham, died on Saturday, June 4, 2022, at the Pines South, Holton. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 7 at the Becker Chapel, 402 Third St., Effingham, with the Rev. Jeff Cochran officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Effingham....
Jeffrey Scott Youngbear, 37, Mayetta, died Thursday, June 2, 2022, in Topeka with family by his side. He was born Feb. 1, 1985, in Topeka, the son of Henry R. Alex and Carla Yvonne Youngbear. He graduated from Penn Foster in 2012 and from Washburn Tech. Mr. Youngbear was a heavy equipment operator...
**UPDATED - service time added** Frederick Joseph “Fred” Shea, 84, Holton, died Thursday, June 2, 2022, at his home with family by his side. He was born Oct. 6, 1937, in Lynn, Mass., the son of Frederick and Arlene Douglas Shea.  Mr. Shea served in the U.S. Army from 1957 to 1963, during the...
Shirley Stauffer 1942-2022
Shirley A. Stauffer, 79, of Mayetta, passed away Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at her son Kevin’s home surrounded by her husband, her sons and daughters-in-law. She was born Dec. 21, 1942, in Holton, the daughter of Clayton and Doris (Bohnenkemper) Bontrager.  Shirley attended Bateman elementary school...
Carol Norris, 65, of Hoyt, died Saturday, May 28, 2022, at Stormont-Vail Regional Health Center in Topeka.  She was born July 14, 1956, in Oklahoma City, Okla., the daughter of Louis and Wanda Benge Spurlock. Mrs. Norris was a member of the Non-Denominational Christian Church. Survivors include her...
Barbara Niemeyer 1938-2022
Barbara Ann Bessett Niemeyer, age 83, of Yatesville, Ga., passed away on Sunday, May 29, 2022. She was born Sept. 28, 1938. She grew up in Kansas, daughter of the late Wilford Bessett and Lena Baker Bessett. Barbara met and married her husband, Walter, while he was in the military. They moved to...

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