In Memoriums

CW4 (R) Thomas E. “Tom” Cellers

CW4 (R) Cellers was the first shop chief for Organizational Maintenance Shop 2, now Field Maintenance Shop 2 in Iola, Kansas. CW4 (R) Thomas E. “Tom” Cellers, Sr., 94, of Iola passed away Wednesday, December 6, 2017 in Iola following a brief illness. Tom was born April 23, 1923 in Lebo, Kansas to Everett and Nola (Doherty) Cellers. He married …

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SGT (R) Kenneth Cramer

SGT (R) Cramer was a member of the 778th Transportation Company before his retirement. SGT (R) Kenneth “Papa Kenny” Cramer, age 60 of Leonardville, passed away Saturday, December 2, 2017 at the Clay County Medical Center. He was born on July 11, 1957 in Kansas City, Missouri, the son of Larry Dale and Dorothy Mae (Lanning) Cramer.  He was married …

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1SG (R) Ralph Edwin “Ed” French

1SG (R) Ralph Edwin “Ed” French, Jr., age 76, a resident of rural Redfield, Kansas, passed away unexpectedly, Friday, October 27, 2017, at the Mercy Hospital Emergency Room in Ft. Scott, Kansas. He was born August 11, 1941, in Ft. Scott, the son of Ralph E. French, Sr. and Goldie Abagail Campbell French. He married Mary Ann Biles on October …

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CW4 (R) Marvin Thompson

Marvin DeVere Thompson, 84, of Topeka, passed away on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at a Topeka hospital. He was born February 13, 1933 in Delia, Kansas, the son of Curtis and Eleanor (Simecka) Thompson. In 1951 after graduation from Delia High School, he registered for the draft in Holton. He was soon called in and was sent to Fort Lewis, …

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Ronald Gene Jacobson

Ronald “Ron” Gene Jacobson, resident of Towanda, Kansas, formerly of Everest, Kansas, passed away on Monday, October 23, 2017, at Wesley Medical Center, at the age of 75 years. Ron was born on September 19, 1942, to Lind and Martha (Greer) Jacobson. He was raised in Willis, Kansas, where he graduated from Willis High School, in 1960. After High School, …

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Dennis Lee Keehn

Dennis Lee Keehn, 53, of Topeka passed away October 22, 2017 at Stormont Vail Hospital. He was born April 25, 1964 in Onaga, KS the son of Frederick and Barbara (Armbruster) Keehn. He graduated from Jackson Heights High School in 1982. He served in the Army National Guard for six years. He co-owned a successful cleaning business, City Wide Janitorial …

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CSM (R) Viviano “Rev” Reveles

CSM (R) Viviano “Rev” Reveles, of Topeka, passed from this life on October 22, 2017. He was born October 13, 1929 the son of Andreas and Camilla (Alvarado) Reveles. Rev was active in the U.S. Army, serving in Germany during the Korean Conflict. He also served many years in the Kansas National Guard. He was promoted to the highest rank …

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MSgt (R) Kenneth Wayne “Jake” Elliott

MSgt (R) Kenneth Wayne “Jake” Elliott, 70, Tecumseh, passed away October 20, 2017. Kenneth was born January 8, 1947, in Hutchinson, the son of Henry and Vera Slifer Elliott. He graduated from Nickerson High School in 1965. On July 25, 1965, Kenneth married Nancy Horner in South Hutchinson United Methodist Church. They celebrated 52 wonderful years together. Kenneth, or Jake …

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SFC (R) Edwin E. Tatro

SFC (R) Edwin E. Tatro, 94, passed away Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at Pratt Regional Medical Center. He was born March 23, 1923 in Enid, OK to Lewis E. and Mary E. (Mercer) Tatro. On September 12, 1947, he married Mary L. Pohl. She survives. Edwin was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pratt and the Knights of …

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Norman Alexander Worden

Norman Worden deployed with the 714th SECFOR in 06-07. Norman Alexander Worden, 33, passed away October 15, 2017 at Pawnee Valley Community Hospital, Larned. He was born February 27, 1984 in San Antonio, Texas, the son of William F. and Nancy Gourdin Worden. A longtime area resident; he was a Military Veteran. He was of the Christian faith, was a …

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