Obits

Robert Stapel 1932-2021
Robert H. “Bob” Stapel, 89, of Topeka, passed away Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, at Presbyterian Manor in Topeka. Bob was born on Jan. 20, 1932, to Claude and Lucretia (Dauber) Stapel in Topeka. Bob graduated from Hoyt High School in 1950. After graduation he was drafted into the United States Army in...
Betty Kolbek 1937-2021
Betty J. Wendt Kolbek, 84, Sabetha, formerly of Topeka and Holton, died Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, at Sabetha Community Hospital. She was born Aug. 1, 1937, in Holton, the daughter of Erwin R. and Louise Emma “Peggy” Alley Wendt. She graduated from Denison High School. Mrs. Kolbek worked many years as...
Garry Morris 1945-2021
Garry Lee Morris, 75, of Meriden, passed away Monday, Oct. 11, 2021, at the University of Kansas St. Francis Campus. Garry was born Dec. 17, 1945, in Topeka, one of 12 children born to William Frank and Cora E. (Butler) Morris. Garry served in the U.S. Army from 1963 to 1966. He married Wilma...
Galen Steward 1942-2021
Galen Ray Steward, 78, of Auburn, passed away Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, at Stormont-Vail Hospital in Topeka. He was born Dec. 20, 1942, in Mayetta, the son of Elizabeth Vivian (Moore) Gifford. He was raised by his foster parents, Bob and Lucille Shumway. Galen graduated Mayetta High School in 1963...
Mary Stevens 1937-2021
Mary Frances Stevens, 84, of Valley Falls, passed away Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, at Stormont-Vail Hospital in Topeka after a short battle with cancer. She was born July 20, 1937, in Topeka, the daughter of Pete and Mae (Coleman) Zeller. Mary graduated from rural Denison High School in 1955. She was a...
Dianna Wilson 1944-2021
Dianna Lee Wilson, 77, of Holton, passed away Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021, at her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born May 26, 1944, in Soldier, the daughter of Donald J. and Donna Gladys (Davis) VanDonge. Dianna grew up in Soldier and graduated from Soldier High School in 1962. Dianna...
Doug Schuyler 1936-2021
Doug Schuyler, 85, Holton, died Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021, at The Pines South in rural Holton. He was born May 21, 1936, in Kansas City, Mo., the son of Roy and Eleanor Shick Schuyler. Mr. Schuyler was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force Reserve. He had worked in pharmaceutical sales for many years,...
Melvene Oliver 1937-2021
Melvene Lois (Matchie) Oliver, “Chuk-sah,” 84, of Topeka, passed away Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021 in Topeka. She was born March 2, 1937, in Horton, the daughter of Matthew Matchie and Ida Bernice DuPuis.  She was a homemaker and licensed cosmetologist. Melvene was a member of the Drum Religion and Prairie...
Regina Modene Segrist Heckman was the daughter of John (Jack) and Inez Armstrong Segrist. She was born on Sept. 15, 1939. She passed away on Aug. 13, 2021, just 33 days shy of her 82nd birthday. Regina was the fifth child of eight children, born to Jack and Inez. She was born in Soldier and...
Bradford Gessner 1993-2021
Bradford Gessner, 27, Holton, died Monday, Aug. 9, 2021, in Holton. He was born Oct. 10, 1993, in Tulsa, Okla. Funeral services were held Thursday, Aug. 19 at Buchanan Funeral Service Chapel in Oklahoma City, Okla. Burial was held in Resurrection Memorial Cemetery, Oklahoma City, Okla.

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