Obits

Vernice Cox 1919-2016
  Vernice A. Cox, 96, Mayetta, died Saturday, July 9, 2016 at Medicalodges Jackson County in Holton. She was born July 13, 1919, in Paola, the daughter of Vern and Oleita Christian Knoop. After her mother died, she was raised by her father and stepmother, Allie Knoop. Mrs. Cox had worked as a sub­...
  Mary Ann Nissen, 85, Wetmore, passed away Thursday, July 7, 2016. at St. Francis Hospital in Topeka. She was born July 27, 1930, in Holton, the daughter of John Mar­tin and Hazel V. (Ray) Schlodder. She attended Hazel Grove Ele­mentary School and graduated from Wetmore High School in 1948. On Feb...
Pat Hershey 1921-2016
  “Another member of the greatest generation slipped the surly bonds of earth and touched the face of God.” Harry J. “Pat” Hershey, 95, of Holton, passed away Wednes­day, July 6, 2016, at Midland Hos­pice House in Topeka. He was born Jan. 23, 1921, in Belvue, the son of Harry F. and Olive Louise...
  James Russell Bennett, 60, of Holton, passed away Thursday, July 7, 2016. He was born Feb. 18, 1956, in Seattle, Wash., the son of Marvin and Patricia (Welter) O'Dwyer Bennett. James grew up in Tulsa, Okla., and that is where he would meet his future wife, Diana M. Knight. James was employed by...
  Vernon C. Mitchell, 98, Holton, formerly of El Dorado, died Mon­day, July 4, 2016, at the Pines in Holton. He was born Jan. 28, 1918, in El Dorado, the son of William M. and Cora M. Dillman Mitchell. Mr. Mitchell had worked at Skelly-Getty Oil in El Dorado, re­tiring after 47 years of service. He...
Bill Jones 1939-2016
  William F. Jones, known to his friends as “Bill,” passed away Monday, July 4, 2016. The majority of Bill Jones’ life was lived in Missouri. He was born in McFall, Mo., on July 30, 1939 to Jerald and Wyvonne Jones. In 1957, he graduated from King City High School, King City, Mo. Bill was a hard...
  Susan Ann Denton, 62, Holton, died Monday, July 4, 2016, at her home. She was born Oct. 6, 1953, in Holton, the daughter of Gilbert L. and Lucile Brown Denton. She graduated from Holton High School in 1972 and later graduated from Brown Mackie School of Business in Salina. She had lived most of...
  Frederick A. “Fred” Kupfer­smith, 87, Home, died Sunday, July 3, 2016, at his daughter’s home in Manhattan. He was born Feb. 9, 1929, on the family farm near Home City, the son of Frank and Louise Wullschleger Kupfersmith. He at­tended Midway country school and graduated in 1946 from Marysville...
Leroy Ed Blocker 1921-2016
  Leroy Ed Blocker, 95, Holton, formerly of Wetmore, died Wednesday, June 29, 2016, at Vintage Park in Holton. He was born Feb. 1, 1921, at St. Benedict, the son of Clemens A. and Mary E. Levings Blocker. He graduated from Atchison County Community High School at Effing­ham in 1939. Mr. Blocker...
Evelyn Hutfles 1929-2016
  Evelyn Marie Hutfles, 87, of Auburn, Kansas, died Wednesday, June 29, 2016, at the House at Midland Care surrounded by her family. Evelyn was born March 22, 1929, in Kelly, to Bernard (Barnie) and Mary Agnes Knipper Niehues. She graduated from St. Bede’s High School in Kelly. On Aug. 21, 1947,...

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