Obits

Randy Harshaw 1950-2018
Randy E. Harshaw, 67, of Topeka, formerly of Holton, passed away Friday, March 9, 2018, at Midland Hospice House after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born Dec. 19, 1950 in Seneca, the son of Francis and Ruth (Bolen) Harshaw. Randy graduated from Holton High School in 1969. Randy was a...
Eleanor M. Sadowski, 89, Holton, died Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at her daughter’s home. She was born Nov. 7, 1928, in Newton, the daughter of Cecil and Velna Cummings McFarlane. She graduated from Newton High School in 1947. Mrs. Sadowski was a member of St. Dominic Catholic Church in Holton, the...
Lester E. Shupe, 79, of Circleville, passed away Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at Onaga Community Hospital. He was born Aug. 22, 1938, in Topeka, the son of Oscar Curtis and Lela Frances (Myers) Shupe. Lester graduated from Circleville High School in 1957. He worked for more than 40 years for Strader...
Randy Whelpley 1949-2018
Randall A. “Randy” Whelpley, 68, Topeka, passed away Saturday, March 3, 2018, at Midland Hospice House. Randy was born Sept. 3, 1949, in Manhattan, the son of Robert and Mary Whelpley. He graduated from Holton High School in 1967 and attended McPherson College. He was employed as a project manager...
Richard Gale “Ben” Longberg, 91, died peacefully Saturday, March 3, 2018. He was born Sept. 9, 1926, on the family farm in Soldier and graduated from Sabetha High School in 1944. He married Shirley Leta Fiske, raising their nine children in Sabetha. He was a man of few words. He liked to tease and...
Denise K. Pippert Willits, 46, Netawaka, died Feb. 16, 2018, with her husband Richard in a house fire in Netawaka. She was born Sept. 29, 1971, in Lawrence, the daughter of the late Albert and Betty Pippert. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Allan Pippert. Survivors include her brothers...
Dorothy Rodman 1937-2018
Dorothy Helen Rodman, 80, Hoyt, died Sunday, March 4, 2018. at her home. She was born Aug. 26, 1937, at Winner, S.D., the daughter of Joseph and Mary Sedlmajer Cerveny. She graduated from Todd County High School in Mission, S.D., and later from business college. Mrs. Rodman had worked for Josten’s...
Helen Rita Kramer Keeler, 81,  Whiting, died Friday, March 2, 2018, at her home. She was born Aug. 31, 1936, in Seneca, the daughter of Frank and Rose Buessing Kramer. She graduated in 1954 from Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Schools in Seneca. Mrs. Keeler worked at Hallmark Cards in Topeka for about...
Ida Marie Boyles, 94, of Denison, passed away Thursday, March 1, 2018, at Midland Hospice in Topeka. She was born March 11, 1923 in Clay Center, the daughter of Henry E. and Grace Laurel (Edison) Anderson. Ida was a lifelong resident of Denison. Alongside her husband, she owned and operated A&B...
Mike Christian 1953-2018
Michael “Mike” Allen Christian, 64, of Mayetta, passed away Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, at his home with family by his side. He was born March 11, 1953 in Holton, KS the son of William C. and Betty J. (Nott) Christian. Mike attended Bancroft Schools. He graduated from Wetmore High School in 1970 and...

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