Obits

Laurn Axlund 1937-2020
Laurn Axlund, 83, died Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, at Lexington Park Nursing Home in Topeka. Laurn taught in Topeka Public Schools, USD 501, for more than 30 years. He enjoyed coaching football and other sports at Highland Park Junior High. He was also a master gardener and landscaper and worked for the...
Jack Stephenson 1929-2020
Jackie “Jack” Doyle Stephenson, 91, of Smithville, Mo., formerly of Holton, passed away Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020, at St. Luke’s Hospice House with family by his side. He was born June 2, 1929, in Onaga, the son of Roy Edward and Eula Frances (Burdett) Stephenson. Jack graduated from Onaga High...
Jane Hawkins 1943-2020
A. Jane Hawkins, 77, Auburn, passed away Friday, Dec. 18, 2020. Jane was born Feb. 4, 1943, in Horton to Leo and Anna Bea West Conner. In 1962, Jane and Howard Hawkins were united in marriage enjoying 58 years together. The couple were American Paint Horse breeders, which included national and...
Mary Hartman 1956-2020
Mary Ann Hartman, 64, Topeka, died Monday, Dec. 14, 2020, in Topeka. She was born Aug. 28, 1956, in Holton, the daughter of Ned and Rosalie West. She graduated from Eureka High School in Eureka, Calif. Mrs. Hartman worked in data entry. She married Randall Hartman Sr. on July 31, 1986. He survives...
Warren Maier 1931-2020
Warren D. Maier, 89, passed away peacefully on Friday, Dec. 18, 2020, at the Bell Gardens Assisted Living in Hillsboro, Ohio. Warren was born on March 7, 1931, in Denison, the son of Edwin and Ethyl Maier. He grew up on the family farm and graduated from Denison High School in 1949. Warren joined...
Jack Shupe 1934-2020
Jackie “Jack” E. Shupe, 86, Topeka, passed away Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020. He was born May 14, 1934, in Netawaka, the son of Freeman and Josephine Eby Shupe. He was a truck driver with Wilson Freight, Churchill Truck Lines, Consolidated Freight, ABF and other lines in Topeka, retiring July 1, 1994,...
Dorothy Coder 1928-2020
Dorothy Lee Coder, 92, of Topeka, passed away Friday, Dec. 18, 2020, at Presbyterian Manor in Topeka. She was born Sept. 2, 1928, in Havensville, the daughter of Wallace and Lilah (Kroth) Huffman. Dorothy graduated salutatorian from Havensville High School in 1946. She taught at Lone Tree School,...
Wilson Korte 2020-2020
Wilson Lane Korte, age four months, Olathe, died Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020. He was born Aug. 6, 2020, the son of Zack and Lauren Brown Korte. Survivors include his parents, Zack and Lauren Korte, Olathe; grandparents, Lisa and Douglas Brown, Olathe, Greg and Debbie Korte, Ottawa, and Diane and Kent...
Connie Burke 1934-2020
Connie L. Burke, 85, of Holton, passed away Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020, at her home with family by her side. She was born Dec. 19, 1934, in Wallace County, the daughter of William Eli and Alberta Juanita (Bolen) Blackwell. The family left western Kansas when Connie was 17. They moved to a farm north...
Rex Hamlin 1964-2020
Rex Allen Hamlin, 56, of Holton, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, surrounded by his family, at his birth home. He was born May 23, 1964, in Holton, the son of Robert W. and Marjorie F. (Schmitt) Hamlin. He graduated from Holton High School in 1982 and had lived in Holton his entire life. Rex...

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