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John P. Kriss

John P. Kriss, 63, of Tecumseh, passed away on Tuesday, July 24, 2018. He was born July 2, 1955 in Colby, Kansas, the son of John D. and Phyllis (Bedore) Kriss. John earned a bachelor’s degree in social welfare from Kansas State University, a master’s degree in social welfare from the University of Kansas and a Doctorate of Law degree …

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Rollin E. Sump

Rollin Ernest Sump, 80, passed away July 25, 2018, at home. He was born Feb. 12, 1938, at home near May Day to Norman and Ernestine (Rundle) Sump. He grew up on the family farm in the Green community and graduated from Green High School in 1956. He was born a farmer and died a farmer. He served in the …

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Harold D. Taylor

Harold Danny Taylor, known to his family and friends as Dan, passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by loved ones, on July 21, 2018, at the age of 71. He was born on Feb 1, 1947 in Beloit, Kansas, to Harold and Wanda Taylor. He was the second of their six children. His parents raised their family in Glen …

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Retired Sgt. 1st Class Roger “Butch” Matson

Retired Sgt. 1st Class Roger “Butch” Matson, age 78, a resident of Ft. Scott, Kansas, died Thursday, July 19, 2018, at his home, of stage IV esophageal cancer. Mr. Matson was born August 26, 1939, in Pittsburg, Kansas, the son of Glenn Matson (Kirkwood, Kansas) and Elsie Standley (Monmouth, Kansas). He was a lifetime resident of Southeast Kansas. He attended …

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Retired Staff Sgt. Dennis D. Schimmel

Retired Staff Sgt. Dennis D. Schimmel, 65, of Maple Hill, Kansas passed away July 9, 2018. He was born September 27, 1952 at Topeka, Kansas to Ralph and Helen (Obermeier) Schimmel. He graduated from Highland Park High School in 1970. He joined the Kansas Army National Guard and served 27 years. He was employed at Goodyear Tire & Rubber for …

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Promotions June 2018

Private 2nd Class — Devin Baldin, Briana Crossonkline, Jace Libal, Blane Plooster, Samuel Woolery Private 1st Class — Carlo Fernandezayala, Tiffani Montano, Irving Nevels, Ayden Twaddell Specialist — Michael S. Averett, Efrain Moraleschavez Sergeant — Chance Hinds Staff Sergeant — Shawna Bitts, Hannah Byun, Kevin Day, Meghan Hinkley, Heath Knight, Claudia McConville, Jorge Moraleschavez, George Nyakundi, Traci Schellhamer, Nicholas Taylor, …

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Robert A. Smith

Retired Chief Warrant Officer 3 Robert A. Smith, 73, died Wednesday, June 27, 2018, in Dallas.  A memorial service will be 11 a.m. July 19, 2018, at Texas State Veterans Cemetery, directed by Adams-Graham Funeral Home. Born November 15, 1944 in Topeka, Kansas, Bob was a son of the late Robert E. and Hazel (Lowry) Smith.  He was a U. …

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Robert Joseph Decker

Retired 1st Sgt. Robert Joseph Decker, 85, Burlington, died July 1, 2018, at the Coffey County Hospital. Bob was born on July 8, 1932, in Burlington, to Arthur and Sadie “Marie” Giffin Decker. Bob grew up in Burlington and graduated from Burlington High School in 1950. Bob retired from the Army after 43 years. He worked in construction. Bob was …

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Van John Whightsil

Van John Whightsil, 61, of Topeka, passed away Wednesday, June 27, 2018. He was born August 23, 1956, in Salt Lake City, Utah, the son of John H. and Harriet F. (Livingston) Whightsil. He was a graduate of Topeka West High School and attended Washburn University. He served in U.S. Marines and later retiring from the Army National Guard. Van …

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William Lee “Bill” Collins

William Lee “Bill” Collins was born March 15, 1947, in Winfield, Kansas, to Joe and Marjorie (Lewis) Collins. He passed away June 26, 2018 at Saint Francis Hospital in Wichita. Memorial services were held Monday, July 2 at the Kansas Veterans’ Cemetery in Winfield. In lieu of flowers, Bill had requested donations be made to the Cowley County Humane Society, …

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