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Sgt. Shawn S. Lay

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Sgt. Shawn S. Lay, 46, of Topeka, passed away Sunday, June 7, 2020. A full obituary will be available soon. Please check back. Sgt. Lay is a member of Company D, 1st Battalion, 108th Aviation The family will greet friends during a visitation from 12 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Sunday, June 14, at Penwell-Gabel Chapel, 1321 SW 10th Ave, …

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2nd Lt. Branden Tyler Leupold

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2nd Lt. Branden Tyler Leupold left this earth to rest easy with his Lord and Savior on June 5, 2020. Branden was born on October 11, 1994, and has been touching the lives of those he came in contact with ever since.  He is survived by his parents, John and Megan Leupold;  sister, Rylee Henningson (Ganon); brother, Camron Leupold; fiancé, …

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Kansas National Guard becomes a family tradition

It’s not unusual for young men to follow their fathers into the family business. That’s what Sgt. 1st Class David C. Miller did in 1990 when he joined the Kansas Army National Guard. To get a better picture of that decision, we must back up to the military history of Miller’s father, retired Command Sgt. Maj. Robert G. Miller. Robert …

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Retired Lt. Col. Eddie Wilber “EW” Whitney

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Retired Lt. Col. Eddie Wilber “EW” Whitney was born on March 8, 1924, and died on May 22, 2020, at the age of 96 at the Norton County Hospital in Norton, Kansas. He was born in Almena, Kansas, to Charles Edwin and Emma Teaford Whitney and was the youngest of nine children. He attended school in Almena and Norton and …

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Retired Senior Master Sgt. Jean M. Robinson

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Retired Senior Master Sgt. Jean M. Robinson, 66, of Topeka, passed away Thursday, May 21, 2020. She was born January 5, 1954, in Topeka, Kansas, the daughter of Vernon and Marguerite (Miller) Robinson. She was a retention office manager for the U.S. Air Force, while also active with the Kansas Air National Guard, retiring in July 2010. She was a …

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