Obits

Ronald Dick 1932-2021
Ronald Keith Dick, 89, Holton, died Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021, at Vintage Park in Holton. He was born Feb. 2, 1932, in Circleville, the son of William Green and Goldie Mae Freel Dick. He graduated from Wetmore High School in 1949. Mr. Dick served in the U.S. Air Force from 1952 to 1956 during the...
Larry Maxwell 1948-2021
Rarely in life, do you come across an individual who doesn’t have a bad day. Larry Maxwell was one of those few — his glass was always half full (sometimes with Bud Light). He lived his life to its fullest and made those around him feel better about their lives, just because that’s what he did....
Martha Lois Visser 1934-2021
Martha Lois (Stowell) Visser, 86, of Goff, passed away at Country Place Assisted Living in Seneca on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021. Lois was born Dec. 20, 1934, to Percy and Cecile (Williams) Stowell of Olsburg, KS. She attended Oak Grove School and Olsburg High School, and earned bachelor’s and master’...
Marie Scheid 1923-2021
Frances “Marie” Scheid, 98, of Holton, passed away Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, at The Pines in Holton. She was born May 28, 1923, on a farm east of Mayetta, the daughter of Walter Dean and Bertha Estella (Frantz) Marriott. Marie attended South Cedar Grade School and graduated from Mayetta High School in...
Faron Lee Shoptese, 61, Tulsa, Okla., formerly of Topeka and Kansas City, died Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, in Tulsa. He was born March 4, 1960, in Dallas, Texas, the son of Peter Joseph Shoptese Jr. and Kathleen Mae Ross Pomani. He attended Royal Valley High School and graduated from trade school in...
Aurora Kay “Pegsha” Knoxsah, 68, Mayetta, died Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, at Stormont-Vail Hospital in Topeka. She was born Dec. 24, 1952, in Lawrence, the daughter of Henry and Leona Mzhickteno Knoxsah. Ms. Knoxsah was a homemaker. She was a member of Native American Church and Prairie Band...
Viola Groves 1938-2021
Viola “Kay” Groves, 83, Aurora, Colo., died Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021. She was born Sept. 26, 1938, in Holton, the daughter of Harry and Alberta Walsh Zirger. She grew up in the Circleville community, graduated from Circleville High School and earned her nursing degree at St. Joseph’s in St. Joseph,...
Ruby Elizabeth Bentley Behrends, 91, Burlington, formerly of Holton, died Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, at Life Care Center of Burlington. She was born Jan. 17, 1930, in Hazlehurst, Miss., the daughter of Henry and Ruth Chancellor Brent. Ms. Behrends was a waitress for Willy’s Café, Sharp’s Diner and...
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...

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