In Memoriums

SFC (R) Jackson Charles Robinson, Sr.

SFC (R) Jackson Charles Robinson, Sr., was born on August 18, 1943, in Kansas City, Missouri to the union of Jackson Charles Robinson, Sr. and Essie Marie Robinson. Jackson departed this life on October 6, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jackson Charles Robinson, Sr. and Essie Marie Robinson, and two grandchildren, Carl Payne and Edward C. …

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Jack C. Rathbun

Jack C. Rathbun, 92, passed away, Saturday, September 30, 2017 at his home in Ellsworth. He was born March 7, 1925 in Ellsworth County to M.M. “Lank” and Lulu (Stull) Rathbun. Jack was a lifetime resident of Ellsworth County where he was a farmer and stockman as well as a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Ellsworth County Coop board, …

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William Ray Trueblood

William Ray Trueblood, 77, passed away Sunday, September 17, 2017 at the Osage Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born October 13, 1939 in Barclay, Kansas the son of Claude L. and Ellen Marconett Trueblood. Bill attended Osage City High School and graduated with the Class of 1957. He would later attend Emporia State Teachers College.  Bill joined the Kansas …

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Col (R) Donald McEachern

Donald W. McEachern, Ret. Col. USAF, 90, Valley Falls, formerly of Hermann, MO, died Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, at a Topeka hospital. He was born April 9, 1927, at Perth, the son of William and Hazel C. Wilson. He graduated from Wichita State University and Kelly Air Force Base. Don served for 33 years, first in the US Air Force …

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MAJ (R) Jimmy Max Plummer

MAJ (R) Jimmy Max Plummer, 72, of Hutchinson, died September 14, 2017, in Hutchinson. Jim was born in Hays, January 27, 1945, to Ben Ellis Plummer Jr. and Ellen Elizabeth (Wilson) Plummer during the last months of World War II while Ben was deployed with the U.S. Army in India. Jim lived the great majority of his life in Kansas. …

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SGT. Casey Cummings

Casey was with Company C, 2nd Battalion, 137th Infantry Casey Cummings passed away from a tragic accident at home on Saturday, September 9th, at the age of 39. He was born on September 3, 1978 in Wichita, KS to Curtis and Cathy Cummings. Casey graduated from Southeast HS in 1996. He joined the Army National Guard in 2004, quickly rising to …

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MAJ (R) Merrill “M.J.” Straight

Merrill “M.J.” Straight, 86, died Monday, September 4, 2017 at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita. He was born September 4, 1931 at Dodge City, the son of Merrill Denver and Margaret (Baker) Straight. He was a lifetime Dodge City resident. He was a graduate of Dodge City High School and received his Associates Degree form Dodge City Junior College. He owned …

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Lt. Col. (R) David Kent Pitman

David Kent Pitman, 71, was born on November 7, 1945, the son of J. Frank and Modena Helen (Porter) Pitman. He passed into heaven on August 27, 2017, in Loudon, TN. His early years were spent in Minneola, KS until the family moved to Haven, KS in 1954. David graduated from Haven High School where he was a star basketball …

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Joseph T. (Joe) Flerlage, Jr.

Joseph T. (Joe) Flerlage, Jr., 78, Hardy, AR; died August 22, 2017 in the comfort of his home after an extended illness. He was born April 22, 1939 in St. Louis, MO. to Joseph Flerlage, Sr. and Margaret Morgan.  His family moved to St. Marys from Florrisant, when Joe was six years old. He attended Immaculate Conception Church and Elementary …

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