Obits

  Paul Eugene Hughes, 73, of Wetmore, passed away Monday, Aug. 10, 2015. He was born May 26, 1942, in Adair, Okla., the son of Milburn and Opal (Garner) Hughes. Paul was raised in Adair, Okla., and graduated from Adair High School in 1960. Following high school, Paul joined the United States Marine...
  Lyle Simpson, 86, of Hoyt, passed away Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015, at his home. He was born Aug. 6, 1929 in Miller, the son of George and Ma­bel Simpson. Lyle married Bernice Gerhardt on Feb. 3, 1951 at Topeka. She survives. Lyle is also survived by his daughters, Pat Flowers (Eddie) and Sue Welling (...
  Evelyn Hammersmith, 65, Hor­ton, died Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, at Vintage Park in Hiawatha. She was born Oct. 14, 1949, in Atchison, the daughter of Marvin and Alta Armstrong Cox. She graduated from ACCHS in 1967 and later attended cosmetology school in Topeka. Mrs. Hammersmith opened her own hair...
  Gary Michael Swindale, 21, Holton, died Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015, as the result of a single-car accident east of Circleville. He was born Oct. 15, 1993, in Onaga, the son of Eugene Duane Swindale and Nancy Annette Cat­trell. He graduated from Jackson Heights High School in 2012. Mr. Swindale had...
  Ruth N. Watkins, 88, Holton, died Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, at Vintage Park in Holton. She was born Jan. 27, 1927, in Wetmore, the daughter of William C. and Ola A. Burget Driscoll. She graduated from Wetmore High School in 1945. She had lived many years in the Muscotah and Larkinburg area. Mrs....
Gene Stallsmith 1925-2015
  Eugene Laverne “Gene” Stalls­mith, 90, of Topeka, passed away Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015, at the VA Community Living Center. He was born March 11, 1925, in Cherokee, the son of Frank and Georgia (Snow) Stallsmith. Gene was a Staff Sergeant in the Army Air Corp during World War II as an aerial gunner on...
Alice Ash 1924-2015
  Alice Sudlow Ash, 91, Holton, died Monday, Aug. 3, 2015 at Medicalodges Jackson County in Holton. She was born May 12, 1924, in Holton, the daughter of Fred and Adria Newton Sudlow. She gradu­ated from Holton High School in 1942. Mrs. Ash was a helicopter me­chanic for the U.S. Navy and later...
Carl Bohnenkemper 1928-2015
  Carl E. Bohnenkemper, 86, Denison, died Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015, at his home. He was born Nov. 16, 1928, in Holton, the son of Norman and Helen Sorg Bohnenkemper. He graduated from Willis High School in 1946. Mr. Bohnenkemper served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a carpenter and...
Pete Engelke 1923-2015
  Duane “Pete” Engelke, 91, passed away Friday, July 31, 2015, at Midland Hospice House in Topeka. He was born Dec. 15, 1923, in Mullen, Neb., the son of Glen and Adena (Johnson) Engelke. He moved to Tecumseh with his fam­ily after his mother’s death when he was 4. Pete attended the Milikan, Kreipe...
  Lois Jean Driver, 67, Holton, died Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, at her home. She was born Oct. 16, 1947, in Titusville, Pa., the daughter of Donald Leroy and Dollie Evangeline Stroup Hull. She graduated from Townville High School in 1965. Mrs. Driver was a seamstress for Blue Bell, now Wrangler, for...

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