Obits

  Lillian Mae Spencer, 74, Holton, died Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015, at Holton Community Hospital. She was born Aug. 31, 1940, at Olathe, the daughter of Merle and Frances Pettyjohn Spencer. She graduated from Leavenworth High School in 1957. Ms. Spencer worked for the Atchison County Co-op for 11...
  Wayne K. Steinebach, 55, Hoyt, died Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015, at his home. He was born Nov. 8, 1959, in Rome, N.Y. He attended vocational technical school and received cer­tificates in welding, electronics and auto mechanics. Mr. Steinebach had worked as an auto electrician for Gosser’s Auto...
  Geneva J. "Ja-Blue" Upton, Peg-No-Kwe, 75, Mayetta, died Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015, at North Kansas City Hospital. She was born April 14, 1940, on the Potawatomi Reservation, the daughter of Tom Rhodd and Mary Moore Levier. Ms. Upton had worked at Brewster Place in Topeka, retiring in 2004.  She was...
  Sue Utterback Tucking, 74, Holton, formerly of Topeka, died Friday, Aug. 14, 2015, at Medi­calodges Jackson County in Holton. She was born Oct. 4, 1940, in Chanute, the daughter of Theodore H. and Luella M. Wanner Utter­back. She graduated from Holton High School in 1958. Ms. Tucking had worked...
  Loyd A. Pifer, 91, of Sabetha, died Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015, at Sabetha Manor, where he had re­sided for the past 10 years. Loyd was born Sept. 24, 1923, north of Wetmore, the son of Charles and Pauline (Muhlert) Pifer. He graduated from Wetmore High School in 1941 and served in the Army from 1944...
Orville DeLay 1922-2015
  Orville S. DeLay, 93, Holton, died Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015, at Holton Community Hospital. He was born July 10, 1922, near Odessa, Mo., the son of James and Bertie Pallette DeLay. He gradu­ated from Odessa High School in 1939. Mr. DeLay enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1942. He was engaged in 50...
  Karla Grau, 59, Mayetta, died Friday, Aug. 14, 2015, at her home. She was born Nov. 24, 1955, in Holton, the daughter of Elmer John and Ada Marie Boyce Winters. She graduated from Holton High School and later Topeka Barber School, then obtained her associ­ates degree from Topeka Technical College...
  A celebration of the life of Phyllis Watkins Tudor, 91, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, at the Overbrook United Methodist Church. She died Friday, Aug. 14 at Brookside Manor in Overbrook. She was born June 4, 1924, in Shelby County, Ohio, the fourth of five daughters of Philemon Allen...
Bill Calwell 1908-2015
  William Riley "Bill" Calwell, 107, of Topeka, passed away on Thursday, July 16, 2015, at Alders­gate Village in Topeka. He was born June 25, 1908 in Wetmore, and was the oldest man in Kansas at the time of his death. A celebration of Bill's life will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21, 2015, in...
Pat McMurphy 1963-2015
  Patricia Sue McMurphy of Holton ended her fight against can­cer on Aug. 12, 2015. She was born on Nov. 9, 1963, in Onaga. She graduated from Jack­son Heights High School in 1982. She did daycare and worked at a casino for several years. She en­joyed spending time with grand­children, gardening,...

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