In Memoriums

Retired Sgt. 1st Class Carl K. Horttor

Retired Sgt. 1st Class Carl K. Horttor, 79, of Paola, Kansas, passed away peacefully at the University of Kansas Medical Center the morning of July 26, 2019. He had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in May. He passed knowing he was going to be in the presence of the Lord with family at his side. Carl was born on Dec. …

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Retired Sgt. 1st Class Stephen Wayne Hall

Retired Sgt. 1st Class Stephen Wayne Hall, age 68, of Reeds Spring, Missouri, passed away Monday, July 1, 2019. He entered this life Sept. 9, 1950, in Kansas City, Missouri, the son of Elton and Kathleen (Raftery) Hall. His father has preceded him in death. Arrangements and cremation are under the direction of Cremations of the Ozarks. Steve proudly served …

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Janice Marie Elder

Janice Marie Elder, 61, Topeka, passed away Wednesday, July 3, 2019. She was born December 24, 1957, in Topeka, Kansas, the daughter of Ronald and Ione (Herr) Williams. She graduated from Seaman High School in 1975. Janice was a supply technician for the Kansas National Guard for 28 years, working in the Consolidated Property Book Office. She was a member of …

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Retired Master Sgt. William Bobby Gunnells

Retired Master Sgt. William Bobby Gunnells, 76,  Carbondale, Kansas, passed away peacefully at his home June 27, 201 after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. Bobby was born in Olar, South Carolina, April 12, 1943, the son of Shelley Gunnells and Judith Hair Gunnells. Bobby married his high school sweetheart, Margaret “Maggie” Sheddan,  Aug. 21, 1965, in a church at …

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Retired Chief Warrant Officer 4 Ronald E. Mullinax

Retired Chief Warrant Officer 4 Ronald E. Mullinax, 72,  Manhattan, Kansas, passed away Sunday, June 23, 2019. Ron was born Aug. 25, 1946, in Norton, Kansas, to Earl and Mary Posson and was later adopted by John and Ada Mullinax. He grew up in Lenora, Kansas, graduating from Lenora Rural High School in 1964. After completing a Denver Automotive Institute …

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Thomas R. Cox

Thomas R. Cox, 72, of Topeka, passed away June 15, 2019, in Lenexa, Kansas. Cox enlisted in the Air Force  October of 1963 and was first deployed as a photo systems technician with the 20th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron, supporting missions flown over North Vietnam. After returning for a brief stint with Strategic Air Command at Turner Air Force Base, he was …

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Robert Leland Grosfield

Robert Leland Grosfield, 74, of Eskridge,  passed away Sunday, June 9, 2019. He was born Sept. 24, 1944, to  Oscar and Eleanor Grosfield. He lived and farmed in Brown County, Kansas, until the early 1980s. Grosfield had a 32 year military career before retiring in 2000. He spent his remaining years on his hobby farm. He married Sandy Dunnaway Grosfield …

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Retired Sgt. 1st Class Richard C. “Dick” Polgreen

Retired Sgt. 1st Class Richard C. “Dick” Polgreen, 79, of Junction City, Kansas, passed away Saturday, June 15, 2019, at Geary Community Hospital. Richard was born Jan. 26, 1940, in Albany, New York. He was the oldest child of Waldron and Frances Polgreen. He attended high school in Schoharie, New York. Richard’s father was killed in World War II on …

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Retired Sgt. 1st Class Brian Eugene Sollers

Brian Eugene Sollers, 52, passed from this life on June 1, 2019. He was born Nov. 25, 1966, in Salina, the son of Albert E. ‘Gene’ and Marjorie L. (Johnson) Sollers. Brian graduated from Hutchinson High School and worked as a welder for Agco Corporation, Hesston, for over 30 years. He served in the Kansas Army National Guard for 32 …

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Sgt. 1st Class Kevin Lee Meyer

Sgt. 1st Class Kevin Lee Meyer, 58, passed away Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at his home in Hutchinson, Kansas. Kevin was born July 23, 1960, in Smith Center, Kansas, to Donald and LaVern (Lehmann) Meyer. He attended Gaylord Elementary School and Smith Center High School, graduating with the class of 1978. Following high school, he enrolled in carpentry classes at …

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