Obits

Troy Moppin 1956-2019
Troy Edward Moppin Jr., 63, of Leavenworth, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, at his residence surrounded by family. He was born Oct. 9, 1956, in Los Angeles, Calif., the son of Troy E. Sr. and Neva (Wright) Moppin. Troy joined the U.S. Army on Dec. 6, 1973, and was honorably discharged on Dec....
John Hollander 1934-2019
John Franklin Hollander, 85, of Holton, passed away Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, at his home. He was born Sept. 20, 1934, in Holton, the son of Frank Joseph and Louise Christine (Wagner) Hollander. John attended grade school at Ontario and Lawn Ridge and graduated from Whiting High School in 1952. He...
Mary Ann Phillips 1963-2019
Mary Ann (Brazda) Phillips, 56, of Denison, peacefully passed away Monday, Dec. 2, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. She was born Nov. 23, 1963, in Dodge City, the daughter of Edward and Ann (Schuetz) Brazda.  Mary grew up in Topeka and graduated from Shawnee Heights in 1982. She was office...
Jim Birkbeck 1940-2019
James (Jim) Samuel Birkbeck, 79, Holton, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019, at Stormont-Vail Regional Medical Center in Topeka.  Jim was born on Aug. 5, 1940, to Howard and LaVerne Birkbeck in Burlington. He grew up on a farm in rural Burlington, graduating from high school there in 1958. He...
Dorothy Irene Simon, 87, Netawaka, died Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, at her home. She was born Jan. 20, 1932, in Mayetta, the daughter of Charles M. and Goldie Irene Stewart Pappan. She attended Circleville High School and later earned her G.E.D. Mrs. Simon worked in the library at Powhattan High School...
Doris Ione Hall, 87, of Holton, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019, at a Topeka hospital. She was born Sept. 18, 1932, near Holton, the daughter of Ira L. and Rosa Morris Hollenbeck. Doris attended Holton schools and lived much of her life in northeast Kansas. She had spent a few years in Texas...
Chuck Norris 1945-2019
Chuck Norris, 74, Mayetta, died November 25, 2019. Chuck Norris was born after an urgent bumpy ride from Ozawkie to St. Francis Hospital on March 1, 1945, to Mildred and Charles Norris. He grew up in the Sunflower Ammunition community (Eudora), where he was able to fish and hunt. He was a mail...
Billie Jean Homan 1927-2019
Billie Jean Homan, 92, of Holton, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019 at Medicalodges Jackson County in Holton. She was born July 8, 1927, in Peabody, the daughter of Louis and Alice (Wheeler) Hargett.  Billie Jean graduated from Peabody High School in 1945. She married Richard Eugene Homan on June...
Benjamin Franklin “Mzhickteno” Nioce, 56, Topeka, died Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, from complications with diabetes. He was born July 17, 1963, in Holton, the son of Donald Eugene Nioce and Myra Lee Matchie. He graduated from Royal Valley High School in 1981 and attended a few years of college. Mr....
James Hale 1934-2019
James O. Hale, 85, Mayetta, died Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, at The University of Kansas Health System St. Francis Campus in Topeka. He was born May 16, 1934 on the Potawatomi Reservation at Mayetta, the son of James and Elizabeth Kegg Hale. He graduated from Chilocco Indian High School in Chilocco,...

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