Obits

  Ora Patricia “Pat” Hennis, 92, Holton, died Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016, at Stormont-Vail Regional Medical Center in Topeka. She was born July 24, 1924, in Troy, the daughter of Kenneth and Fern Ward Brownlee. She attended school in Troy. Mrs. Hennis was a homemaker and also worked in the fabric de­...
  Quentin B. Spiker, 82, Horton, formerly of Holton, died Monday, Sept. 5, 2016, at Midland Hospice House in Topeka. He was born March 23, 1934 in Granada, the son of Ivan W. and Elva G. Kerr Spiker. Mr. Spiker worked for Topeka Metal Specialty as a shop foreman and as a supervisor at BMB in Holton...
  Gordon Kemmery Lowry, 98, Valley Falls, died Monday, Sept. 5, 2016, at Midland Care at Linwood Park Assisted Living in Valley Falls. He was born July 25, 1918, in Meade, the son of James C. and Ruby E. Kemmery Lowry. He lived in Meade until moving to Topeka in 1934 and graduated from Topeka High...
LaVerne Whelan 1921-2016
  LaVerne Whelan, 94, of Topeka, died Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016, at Kelly House. She was born in Hoyt on Nov. 27, 1921, the daughter of Harry Hansel and Eva (Stevens) Frazier. LaVerne attended Hoyt High School where she was a basketball star and also graduated in 1939. She graduated from Stricklers...
Leonard Gerhardt 1924-2016
  Leonard Gerhardt, 92, of Austin, Texas, formerly of Amarillo, Texas, died Aug. 28, 2016. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 31 in the Chapel of Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 3125 North Lamar Boulevard, Austin, Texas. Gravesid­e services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2 in...
Bill Jones 1944-2016
  Hugh William "Bill" Jones, 72, of Topeka, formerly of Holton, passed away Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, at Midland Hospice House in Topeka. He was born Aug. 7, 1944, in Holton, the son of Wayne D. and Lillie B. (Beamer) Jones. Bill graduated from Sabetha High School in 1962 and attended Ottawa...
Ruth Kneisel 1941-2016
  Ruth Ann Kneisel, 75, of Robin­son, passed away peacefully sur­rounded by family on Monday af­ternoon, Aug. 22, 2016, at Maple Heights Care Center, where she had been a short-term resident. Ruth was born in Robinson on July 19, 1941, one of four children born to Roy M. and Luverne Glenn. Ruth was...
Jeff Miller 1970-2016
  Jeff Miller, 46, of Topeka, passed away Friday, Aug. 19, 2016, at Lake Perry. Jeff was born June 8, 1970, in Topeka, the son of Jim and Sharon Miller. He graduated from Seaman High School in 1988 and the Uni­versity of Kansas in 1995. He then received his Master’s Degree from Baker University in...
  Larry Gene “Frenche” Knouft, 72, Wichita, died Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. He was born July 13, 1944, the son of Franklin and Nelda Knouft. Mr. Knouft worked in the con­cession business for 39 years. Survivors include an aunt, Floye Knouft, Holton; and numerous cousins, including Shirley and Mike...
Gene Larrison 1934-2016
  S. E. (Gene) Larrison, 82, of Topeka, passed away at Midland Care Hospice House on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016 after bravely battling cancer. Gene was born Feb. 18, 1934, in Axtell, the son of Edgar D. and Margaret M. Rogers Larrison. He was raised in the Holton commu­nity and started his lifelong...

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