Obits

Nema Brown 1976-2020
On Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, Nema Brown, loving wife and mother of four, passed away due to complications from lung cancer. She was 43 years old. Nema was a resident of Horton and worked as a registered nurse at Hiawatha Community Hospital until her cancer diagnosis in July of 2018. Nema was preceded...
Virgil Nichelson 1934-2020
Virgil Lawrence “Buddy” Nichelson, 85, Topeka, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. He was born Dec. 21, 1934, in Elmo, Mo., the son of Eli and Dolly Stilley Nichelson. Mr. Nichelson served in the U.S. Air Force until his honorable discharge on Oct. 3, 1960. He worked for Payless Shoe Source in Topeka...
Al LeDoux 1947-2020
Alan “Al” L. LeDoux, age 72, Holton, died suddenly on his farm doing what he loved, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. He was born Aug. 20, 1947, in San Diego, Calif., son of Ella (Piercy) and Clifford LeDoux. Al grew up in Topeka and was a graduate of Washburn Rural High School. He graduated from Baker...
Jerry Eck 1935-2020
Jerome “Jerry” F. Eck, 84, Mayetta, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, at Holton Community Hospital. He was born March 14, 1935, in Effingham, the son of Joseph J. and Sophia Agnes Budke Eck. Mr. Eck served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Alaska during the Korean War. He worked for Goodyear Tire...
David Owen McClacherty was born in Fort Worth, Texas, on Sept. 27, 1966, and died at his home in Fort Worth on Jan. 1, 2020. He had lived all his life in the Fort Worth area. He graduated from Mansfield High School in Mansfield, Texas, where he participated in sports, was an honor student in...
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)...

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