Obits

  Shane Eugene Martin, 35, Hor­ton, died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017 at Horton Hospital. He was born Feb. 25, 1982, in Holton, the son of Eugene Walter Martin and Linda Kay Hopkins Marr. He attended Seaman High School. Mr. Martin had worked at the Crosswinds dog food plant in Hiawatha. He married Crystal...
  Donald F. Hodgson, DVM, 86, died on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, at Villa St. Francis in Olathe. Donald was born in Topeka to the late Louis and Rachel Hodg­son. The family moved to Man­hattan when Donald was young. His interest in animals started early as he grew up on a dairy farm. He graduated...
  Violet Marie Schafer, 96, Onaga, died Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, at Onaga Health and Rehabilitation. She was born March 8, 1921, in Axtell, the daughter of Dell and Thelma Larsen Benson. She spent most of her youth in Marshall County and graduated from Empo­ria High School. Mrs. Schafer was a...
Russell Baxter 1942-2017
  Russell Eugene Baxter, 74, Mayetta, died Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, at his home. He was born Oct. 3, 1942, in Holton, the son of Lawrence and Lillie Beth Ray Baxter. He graduated in 1960 from Mayetta High School. Mr. Baxter served in the U.S. Army from 1962 to 1965 during the Vietnam War era, and...
  Bernice Lucille Jones, 96, Holton, died Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017, at Medicalodges Jackson County. She was born Feb. 5, 1921, in Soldier, the daughter of Charles and Dolly Murphy Kranz. She earned her G.E.D. and attended Soldier schools. She was a life-long member of the Jackson County community....
  Peter T. Dougherty, 80, Law­rence, formerly of Prairie Village, died Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017, at his home surrounded by family. He was born in Kansas City, Mo., and was a graduate of Rock­hurst High School and College. Survivors include his wife, Ernestine, Lawrence; a son, Patrick Dougherty and...
  Anthony Glen Schmitz, 35, Sand Springs, Okla., died Friday, Aug. 4, 2017. Mr. Schmitz was a charge nurse. Funeral services will be held Friday at First Baptist Church, Rogers Campus in Skiatook, Okla. Johnson Funeral Home of Sperry, Okla. is in charge of arrangements.
Carolyn Wilson 1943-2017
  Carolyn Kay Leeper Wilson was born on May 23, 1943, to William (Bill) and Alberta Leeper in Holton. She had an older sister, Joyce Yvonne, and a younger brother, Robert William, both of whom she adored. She graduated from Holton High School in 1961 and attended Kan­sas State University. She...
  Vernon Bell, 65, Holton, died Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, at his home. He was born Dec. 17, 1951, at Boonesville, Mo., the son of Lloyd Vernon Bell Sr. and Treva Coble Bell. Mr. Bell was a heavy equipment operator for 28 years. He had worked for Ideker Construction in the Kansas City area,...
  Donna Lou League Tolliver Wharton passed away July 7, 2017, surrounded by loved ones in Georgetown, Texas. Donna grew up in Wetmore and was a graduate of WHS in 1944. She was the daughter of Lewis and Vera (Levick) League, the granddaughter of Daniel and Ethel (Porter) League, great-granddaughter...

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