Notices

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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Promotions — February 2019

Private 2nd Class — Dylan Baetz, Zachary Baugher, Samuel Elder, Briana Gonzales, Shyler Heinitz, Evan Sigg, White Dominic Private 1st Class — Samuel Woolever Specialist — Kyol Blackburn, Darius Ward Sergeant — Keith Erving, Thomas Hawks

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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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Retired Col. Pamela (Luthye) Rodriguez

Retired Col. Pamela (Luthye) Rodriguez, 64, was born July 28, 1954, in Topeka, Kansas.  She passed away suddenly after a brief illness Friday, March 1, in Phoenix, Arizona. She was the daughter of Dale and Elma (Dryden) Luthye.  She graduated from Topeka High School in 1972 and from the University of Kansas.  She married 1st Sgt. Victor Rodriguez March 23, …

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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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Promotions announced

Private 2nd Class — Preston Allen, Tymber Allen, Christian Avitia, Michael Boll, Jacob Bond, Keegan Crotchett, Aaron Daniels, Phillip Delgado, Aspyn Fuller, Jared Green, Makenzie Green, Adam Guthrie, Brian Gutierrezarevalo, Brennon Hull, Ethan Istas, Joshua Johnson, John Jones, Jasmine Luna, Sidney Mason III, Mia Munoz, Quinten Poole, Juliana Ree, Nicholas Robertson, Andrew Sanchez, Brandon Scott, Christopher Williamson Private 1st Class …

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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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