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Retired Maj. William (Bill) Armstrong Smyth

Retired Maj. William (Bill) Armstrong Smyth, 79, of Raleigh, North Carolina, passed away Jan. 30, 2021. Bill was born Jan 8, 1942, in Topeka, Kansas. He graduated from Washburn University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1965. Bill married Karen Elizabeth Sprague May 16, 1987. He is survived by his wife 33 years; son Jason Philip Smyth, and his …

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Michael Eugene Lewis

Michael Eugene Lewis,  72, retired Kansas Air National Guard hydraulic technician, passed away Feb. 17, 2021. No services. Preceded in death by parents, Delbert and Maxine Lewis, and brother, Jessie Lewis. Survivors: daughter, Deva Robinson; brothers, Terry L. (Sharon) Lewis, Richard (Pam) Lewis; grandchildren, Mason Jenkins and Haleigh DeLong. Downing and Lahey Mortuary West. Online condolences can be left at …

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Retired Senior Master Sgt. David Allen Butler

Retired Senior Master Sgt. David Allen Butler, 63, air quality control Inspector for the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and retired senior master sergeant of the Kansas Air National Guard, passed away at home surrounded by family after a long courageous battle with cancer Feb. 13, 2021. David started his very full life on Oct. 3, 1957, in Ames, …

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Retired Sgt. 1st Class George B. Mergenmeier

Retired Sgt. 1st Class George B. Mergenmeier, 84, Topeka, Kansas, passed away peacefully Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, at his home with his spouse by his side. George was born July 23, 1936, south of Seneca in Nemaha County, Kansas, to George W. and Stella (Lierz) Mergenmeier. He graduated from St. Peter and Paul Grade School in Seneca. He worked several …

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Dean Henry Kipp

Headstones at Arlington National Cemetery

Dean Henry Kipp, age 53, of Piqua, Kansas, passed away Feb. 3, 2021, at Neosho Regional Medical Center, Chanute.  Dean was born Dec. 9, 1967, in Iola, Kansas, to Henry C. Kipp and Jane (Lierz) Kipp. Dean graduated from Iola High School and Johnson County Community College.  Dean worked in construction.  He served his country in the Kansas Army National …

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