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Retired Sgt. 1st Class Byron D. “Tom” Morgan

Glade, Kansas, resident, retired Sgt. 1st Class Byron D. “Tom” Morgan, age 79, passed away Dec. 24, 2018, at his home. He was born March 20, 1939 in Glade, the son of Byron “Barney” and Etta (Spicer) Morgan. He served in the U.S. Navy and retired from the Kansas National Guard. Morgan was united in marriage to Lela M. Bennett …

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Maj. George Mills Boyd

Col. George Mills Boyd Ph.D., was born in Teaneck, New Jersey, and passed away in Wichita, Kansas, where he resided with his wife, since retirement from the United States Air Force in 1971. George is survived by his wife, Mattie S. Boyd; daughter, Gertrude Boyd-Burns; grandchildren Brian, Larnie, and Alitta Boyd; nephew, Joseph Mitchell; sister-in-law, Annette Shepard Durham; and many …

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Death of Col (R) Al Raia

Al Raia was a navigator in the 190th ARW for several years before transferring to the Air Force Reserve. Col Al Raia, USAF Ret., died of cancer at McLeod Regional Hospital on January 1, 2019.  He spent the last 11 years of his life in Florence, South Carolina. He was born December 8, 1939 in the Bronx, New York, to …

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Death of Dr. Wesley Robert Clark

Dr. Wesley Robert Clark, 71, of Sevierville, TN, formerly of Holton, KS, passed away Thursday, December 6, 2018 at his daughter’s home in Fletcher, NC. Dr. Clark was born January 1, 1947 in Amarillo, TX, the son of William Henry and Muriel E. (Rabourn) Clark. Dr. Clark graduated from Topeka High School in 1965. He attended Washburn University and graduated …

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Retired Staff Sgt. Kenneth Adam Harred

Retired Staff Sgt. Kenneth Adam Harred died Nov. 26, 2018, at KU Medical Center, Kansas City, surrounded by his children. He was 52. He was born Dec. 13, 1965, at Topeka. He dedicated more than 20 years to the National Guard, both as a reservist and later as a full-time Guardsman. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, creating duck/goose calls, hand-carved decoys …

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