Obits

Gary Wayne “Sosah” Buskirk Sr., 67, Mayetta, died Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, at Rossville Manor. He was born Oct. 4, 1950, in Claremore, Okla., the son of Eugene and Ada Levier Mahkuk Buskirk. He attended Haskell Institute and Washburn Vocation School. Mr. Buskirk worked at Allis-Chalmers, Goodyear,...
Gerald William Ritenour, 82, Holton, died Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019, in Holton. He was born Dec. 25, 1937 in Martinsburg, W.Va., the son of John William and Mary Jane Wellen Ritenour. Mr. Ritenour served in the U.S. Marines and later retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1975, after 22 years of service...
Marie Beasterfield 1946-2019
Marie E. Beasterfield, 73, Hoyt, died Monday, Dec. 23, 2019, at her home. She was born Nov. 21, 1946 in Manhattan, the daughter of Henry and Dorothy Luebbe Blakley. She graduated from Mayetta High School in 1965 and had lived in Hoyt since 1971. Mrs. Beasterfield worked at Josten’s in Topeka from...
Debra Ann “Ceezan” Matchie-Wakolee, 64, Hiawatha, died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019, at Maple Heights Nursing Home. She was born Feb. 21, 1955 in Holton, the daughter of Amil and Regina McKinney Matchie. She graduated from Holton High School in 1973 and attended Haskell Junior College and Highland...
Anita R. Armstrong, 72, of Rossville, passed away on Friday, Dec. 13, 2019. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 21 at Rossville United Methodist Church where the family will receive friends one hour prior to service time. Cremation will follow the service and private inurnment will...
Debra Darlene Stone, 64, Olathe, died Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019. She was born Aug. 7, 1955, the daughter of Lloyd and Virginia Stone of Holton. She graduated from Holton High School in 1973. Survivors include a brother, Duane Stone, Topeka; and an uncle, George Stone and wife Wilma, Lee’s Summit, Mo...
Elizabeth McCourtie 1944-2019
Elizabeth Anne McCourtie, 75, died peacefully on Dec. 11, 2019, at her home in Mayetta. She is survived by her husband, John P. Huerter; her son, Thomas Michael Downs of Tyler, Texas; her daughter, Katharine Arroyo of China; and her sister Frankie Tims of Burleson, Texas. She is also survived by...
Cecil G. Bland, 87, of Topeka, passed away Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 19 at the Mount Hope Cemetery in the chapel, 4700 S.W. 17th St., Topeka. Interment with military honors will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery. The family will greet friends an...
Jack Horner, 78, Holton, passed away Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, at Holton Community Hospital. He was born March 18, 1941 in Holton, the son of Raymond Lee and Gertrude (Daniels) Horner. He graduated from Holton High School in 1960. Jack served in the U.S. Air Force, and while there he met and was...
Linda Darlene Borders, 56, Whiting, died Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, at her home. She was born Dec. 2, 1963, in Horton, the daughter of Keith and Mildred Wenger Bowser. She graduated from Jackson Heights High School in 1982 and attended NEK Technical College in Atchison. Mrs. Borders was a homemaker....

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