In Memoriums

Charles L. Branch

Charles L. Branch, 78, of Willis, Kansas, passed away on Nov. 1, 2018, at Mission Village Living Center in Horton. A graveside service, with military honors, was held Nov. 6 at the Horton City Cemetery with Dan Maltby, officiating. Charles was born in Arkansas City, Kansas, to Kenneth Merle Branch and Fay Alsip Branch on April 11, 1940.  He married …

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Jamie Lee Jones

Jamie Lee Jones, age 47, of Moran, Kansas, passed away Saturday, March 23, 2019, at his home. Jones was born Sept. 2, 1971, in Iola, Kansas, and spent his childhood years in La Harpe. He attended elementary school in La Harpe and high school in Iola. He joined the Kansas Army National Guard on the split option during his junior …

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Alex Decker

Alex Decker, Mulvane, 32, passed away Monday, March 25, 2019. Alex Decker deployed to Northern Iraq with the 714th Maintenance Company, Kansas Army National Guard, as part of the 714th Security Forces 2006-2007. Visitation will be Thursday, March 28, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. at Mulvane Christian Church, 502 Highland Park Dr., Mulvane. There will be a memorial service …

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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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