In Memoriums

William Thomas “Tom” McGinnis

William Thomas “Tom” McGinnis, 78, of Corning, Kansas, died in his home Sunday, March 17, 2019. He was born in Norton, Kansas, July 21, 1940, to Hugh and Christina Michaels McGinnis. He grew up in the Norton community and was involved in football and wrestling during his youth. He graduated from Norton High School with the class of 1958 and …

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Retired Chief Warrant Officer 4 Louis Boley

Retired Chief Warrant Officer 4 Louis Boley, passed away March 9, 2019, in Salina. He was born Dec. 8, 1929, to John F. and Margaret (Eyer) Boley in Topeka. On June 17, 1953, he was united in marriage to Juanita Strawn, their union lasting over 65 years. She survives along with their children John Boley (Diana), Wakefield; Mark Boley (Connie), …

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Dr. Stanley Dean “Stan” Wagstaff

Dr. Stanley Dean “Stan” Wagstaff, 71, of Topeka, passed away and reunited with his wife on Sunday, March 10, 2019. He was born May 24, 1947, in Topeka, Kansas, the son of George D. and Fern E. (Mossman) Wagstaff. He was a graduate and accomplished pitcher for the baseball team at Shawnee Heights High School. Wagstaff earned bachelor’s and master’s …

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Retired Master Sgt. Dan D. Anderson

Retired Master Sgt. Dan D. Anderson, 90, of Sabetha, Kansas, passed away Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at the Sabetha Manor. Dan was born Dec. 22, 1928, in Clay Center, the son of Herbert and Berta (Hundley) Anderson.  He was one of 10 children.  On Jan. 24, 1946, Dan was united in marriage to Frances Sandberg in Clay Center. They lived …

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Michael Joe “Cha-na-go” Shobney

Michael Joe “Cha-na-go” Shobney, 74, of Delia, KS, passed away Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, at his home after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born Sept. 29, 1944, in Holton, the son of Donald P. and Margaret (Matsapto) Shobney. Joe graduated from Topeka High School in 1965 and joined the Kansas Army National Guard, where he proudly served for …

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Harold L. Roesch

Harold L. Roesch, 85, of Hiawatha, Kansas(formerly of Reserve, Kansas), passed away peacefully in his sleep on Feb. 16, 2019, at the Apostolic Christian Home, Sabetha. He was born Oct. 23, 1933, at Falls City, Nebraska, to Henry and Mary (Idol) Roesch. He married Mary Ellen Gerdes on Sept. 6, 1959, at Falls City. Harold spent his childhood on a …

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Retired Senior Master Sgt. Robert Harvey

Retired Senior Master Sgt. Robert Patrick Harvey, age 39, of Shalimar, Florida, formerly of Derby, passed away Thursday, February 7, 2019. He retired from the Kansas Air Guard as a senior master sergeant last September and then moved to Florida. Visitation is from 1-8 pm Thursday, Feb. 14 with family receiving friends 5-7 pm at Smith Mortuary, 1415 N. Rock …

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William F. “Bill” Roets Sr.

William F. “Bill” Roets Sr., 81, Salina, passed away Monday, Jan. 28, 2019. He was born Aug. 6, 1937, in Wichita, the son of Joseph and Margaret (Gleeson) Roets. Bill worked as a parts clerk for Schwan’s Trucking for more than 20 years. He retired from the Kansas National Guard with more than 20 years of service. Bill volunteered as …

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Joseph F. Mulford

Joseph F. Mulford, 78, passed away Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, at St. Francis Hospital in Topeka. Joe was born May 22, 1940, to Lester and Mildred Aubert Mulford in St. Marys. He graduated from Emmett High School. On June 20, 1964, he was united in marriage to Minnie McAlexander at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Emmett. Joe retired from the Kansas …

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Retired Chief Warrant Officer 4 Gary L. Lawrence

Retired Chief Warrant Officer 4 Gary L. Lawrence, 75, Iola, Kansas, passed away peacefully Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, in Yates Center. Gary was born July 12, 1943, in Wichita, Kansas, to Alford Lawrence and Ermyl (Shirk) Lawrence. He graduated from Wichita Southeast High School in 1962. In that same year, he met the love of his life, Judith M. Gibson, whom …

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