Obits

Bob Biester 1945-2021
Robert Karl “Bob” Biester, 76, of Atchison, passed away Monday, Dec. 13, 2021, at Wathena Healthcare and Rehab in Wathena. He was born June 18, 1945, in Onaga at 6:18 p.m., the son of Karl Julius and Lucille Elizabeth (Peck) Biester.  He married Linda K. Byrns on July 31, 1964, at Carol Baptist...
Joseph Anthony Mendez, 78, Topeka, died Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021, at Hillsdale Place in Topeka. He was born May 17, 1943, in Topeka. His adoptive parents were Joseph and Antonia Hernandez Mendez. He graduated from Topeka High School and was a lifelong member of the Topeka community. Mr. Mendez worked...
Ron Martin 1937-2021
Phillip Ronald “Ron” Martin, 84, of Holton, passed away Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021, at Medicalodges Jackson County. He was born May 6, 1937, in Hoyt, the son of Christopher and Mildred (Winter) Martin. Ron lived most of his life in Jackson County. He worked as fuel manager for Jackson Farmers Co-op...
Georgia Arlene Ross, 81, Mountain View, Calif., died Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021 at her home. She was born April 23, 1940, in Mayetta, the daughter of Samuel Joseph and Florence L. Wahwassuck Ross. She graduated from Haskell High School and attended two years of college at Haskell. Miss Ross was a...
Joseph Kralicek 1973-2021
Joseph Arthur Kralicek, 48, Hoyt, died Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021. He was born Jan. 16, 1973, the son of Bill and Gail Flanigan Kralicek, of Montrose, Colo. He graduated from Grand Junction High School in 1991 and received a bachelor’s degree in physical education from Fort Hays State University. Mr....
Matt Murphy 1971-2021
William Matthew “Matt” Murphy, 50, of Hardtner, formerly of Hoyt, passed away Monday, Dec. 6, 2021, at his home surrounded by family. He was born Oct. 30, 1971 in Topeka to Norma and Jeff Murphy. Matt graduated from Royal Valley High School. After receiving his associate’s degree from Cloud County...
PJ McKinney 1966-2021
PJ “Ttigwas” McKinney, 55, of Horton, passed away unexpectedly at Hiawatha Hospital on Monday, Dec. 6, 2021. He was born Nov. 10, 1966, in Dallas, Texas, the son of John V. and Valburg “Val” Kay (Masquat) McKinney. PJ graduated from Lawrence High School in 1985. In 1990 he proudly joined the U.S....
Berniece Tilton 1927-2021
Berniece L. Tilton, 94, Hoyt, died Monday, Dec. 6, 2021, at Medicalodges Jackson County Nursing Home in Holton. She was born Sept. 10, 1927, at Westmoreland, the daughter of Edward and Ida Grace May Wege. She graduated from Westmoreland High School in 1945 as class valedictorian. Mrs. Tilton was a...
Herbert Alley 1944-2021
Herbert C. Alley, age 77, of Frankfort, went to be with his Lord on Monday, Dec. 6, 2021. He was born Nov. 8, 1944, at the family home near Bancroft, the son of Charles and Lois (Cordon) Alley. Herbert attended grade school at Bancroft and graduated high school at Wetmore. After graduation he lived...
Nancy Louise Wilmoth, 59, of Holton, passed away Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021, at her home. She was born Feb. 23, 1962, in Atlanta, Ga., the daughter of Robert E. and Constance “Connie” L. (Zimmerman) Budd. Nancy graduated from Topeka High School. She worked at the State of Kansas as a secretary for KDOT....

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