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Clay Center Dispatch On-Line: Obituaries

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Friday 08/28/2015
Judy Ann Woodworth
Posted: August 28, 2015 - 10:19 am

MANHATTAN-- Judy Ann Woodworth, 74, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015.

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Wednesday 08/26/2015
LAWRENCE J. LEACH
Posted: August 26, 2015 - 11:33 am

WATERVILLE-- Lawrence J. Leach, 91, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015 at the Blue Valley Senior Living Center in Blue Rapids.

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Tuesday 08/25/2015
ALMA FAYE DECKER
Posted: August 25, 2015 - 11:55 am

CLAY CENTER-- Alma Faye Decker, 103, died Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015 at Presbyterian Manor, Clay Center.

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Friday 08/21/2015
WILHELMINA “BILLIE” MAYER
Posted: August 21, 2015 - 11:18 am

CLYDE-- Wilhelmina “Billie” Mayer, 97, died Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015 at Park Villa Nursing Home, Clyde.

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Tuesday 08/18/2015
GERTRUDE LARSON
Posted: August 18, 2015 - 1:39 pm

MORGANVILLE-- Gertrude Larson, 98, died Friday, Aug. 14, 2015 at Reflection Living in Wichita.

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DEAN GRANT
Posted: August 18, 2015 - 1:38 pm

MILTONVALE-- C. Dean Grant, 78, died Monday, Aug. 17, 2015 at his home in Miltonvale.

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Monday 08/17/2015
BILL WHEARTY
Posted: August 17, 2015 - 2:23 pm

RANDOLPH-- William “Bill” Thomas Whearty, 85, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015 at the Leonardville Nursing Home.

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BERNADINE L. KINDEL
Posted: August 17, 2015 - 2:22 pm

CONCORDIA-- Bernadine L. Kindel, 87, died Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015 at her home in Concordia, Kan.

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Thursday 08/13/2015
RAYMOND “RAY” LORAN LUTHI
Posted: August 13, 2015 - 2:03 pm

Raymond “Ray” Loran Luthi, a resident of rural Abilene, Kan. passed away at his home Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, at the age of 33.

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LEAH HARVEY
Posted: August 13, 2015 - 2:03 pm

LEONARDVILLE-- Leah Harvey, 100, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015 at the Leonardville Nursing Home.

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Wednesday 08/12/2015
LARRY “CHAPPY” CHAPMAN
Posted: August 12, 2015 - 11:32 am

BELLEVILLE-- Larry “Chappy” Chapman was born on Jan. 9, 1940 at Medford, Ore. and died Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015 in Belleville, Kan., at the age of 75.

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GRACE CAROLYN SIEBOLD
Posted: August 12, 2015 - 11:32 am

CLAY CENTER-- Grace Carolyn Siebold, 95, died Monday, Aug. 10, 2015 at Linn, Kan.

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Monday 08/10/2015
DELLA MAE RUDOLPH
Posted: August 10, 2015 - 4:30 pm

RILEY-- Della Mae Rudolph, 99, passed away Friday, Aug. 7, 2015 at the Leonardville Nursing Home.

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JOHN WILLIAM ALTON
Posted: August 10, 2015 - 4:27 pm

CLAY CENTER-- John William Alton, 44, died Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015 at Clay Center.

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Friday 08/07/2015
MAURICE W. MARTIN
Posted: August 07, 2015 - 1:05 pm

Maurice W. Martin, 89, of Junction City, passed away on Aug. 4, 2015 at the Medicalodge Nursing Home, Clay Center, Kan.

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Thursday 08/06/2015
OPAL MAE SPRECKER HUMBERT
Posted: August 06, 2015 - 2:10 pm

WAMEGO-- Opal Mae Sprecker Humbert, 89, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015 at the Wamego Health Center.

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DONNA RAE HITSMAN
Posted: August 06, 2015 - 2:09 pm

TOPEKA-- Donna Rae Hitsman, 64, passed away Friday, July 24, 2015.

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Wednesday 08/05/2015
WALTER SVENKESEN JR.
Posted: August 05, 2015 - 1:24 pm

WAKEFIELD-- Walter Svenkesen, 60, died Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at Mercy Regional Health Center, Manhattan.

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KATTIE HARTLEY
Posted: August 05, 2015 - 1:23 pm

MILTONVALE-- Kattie Hartley, 30, died Wednesday, July 22, 2015 in Clay County.

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ELDON G. “BUTCH” HARTLEY JR.
Posted: August 05, 2015 - 1:23 pm

MILTONVALE-- Eldon G. “Butch” Hartley Jr., 61, died Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at Salina, Kan.

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WADE ARLEN BAUER
Posted: August 05, 2015 - 1:21 pm

CLAY CENTER-- Wade Bauer, 91, died Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015 at Clay County Medical Center, Clay Center.

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JIMMY CHRISTIANSEN
Posted: August 05, 2015 - 1:22 pm

RANDOLPH-- Charles James “Jimmy” Christiansen, 56, passed away Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015 at the Good Shepherd Hospice House.

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Tuesday 08/04/2015
REBECCA R. LINDER
Posted: August 04, 2015 - 4:13 pm

Rebecca R. Linder, age 52, passed away July 31, 2015, at home.

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Monday 08/03/2015
JAMES LELAND EISENMAN
Posted: August 03, 2015 - 2:23 pm

CLAY CENTER-- James Leland Eisenman, 46, died Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015 at Clay Center.

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Thursday 07/30/2015
ROBERT STEPHEN GRIFFITH
Posted: July 30, 2015 - 4:02 pm

MANHATTAN-- Robert Stephen Griffith, 54, passed away in Topeka, Kan.

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NAOMI TATE
Posted: July 30, 2015 - 8:54 am

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.-- Naomi Tate, 94, died Friday, July 24, 2015 at Traditions of Solana in Inianapolis, Ind.

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FIRMAN EUGENE MALL
Posted: July 30, 2015 - 8:53 am

GALLATIN, Mo.-- Firman Eugene Mall Sr. passed away Tuesday July 21st at the Liberty Hospital. Memorial services will 10:30 a.m. Thursday August 6, 2015 at the St. Phillips Episcopal Church in Trenton. Inurnment will be at a later date in Clay Center, Kansas. Cremation completed by McWilliams Funeral Home in Gallatin.

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HAZEL C. WEIR
Posted: July 30, 2015 - 8:57 am

CLAY CENTER-- Hazel C. Weir, 104, died Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at Clay County Medical Center.

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JOSEPH JUNIOR KUBICK
Posted: July 30, 2015 - 8:48 am

CLAY CENTER-- Joseph Junior Kubick, 91, died Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at Clay County Medical Center.

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Tuesday 07/28/2015
CAROL MAURICH
Updated: July 28, 2015 - 1:35 pm

WAKEFIELD-- Carol Maurich, 51, died Saturday, July 25, 2015 at Salina Regional Health Center, Salina.

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Monday 07/27/2015
ANDREA RICHTER
Posted: July 27, 2015 - 3:38 pm

GREEN-- Andrea Caroline Richter, age 77 of Green, passed away Saturday, July 25, 2015 at the Clay County Medical Center.

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KENNETH L. JOHNSON
Posted: July 27, 2015 - 3:36 pm

OVERLAND PARK-- Kenneth L. Johnson, 73, formerly of Lincoln, Nebraska passed away July 14, 2015.

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Friday 07/24/2015
MERLIN KOPFER
Posted: July 24, 2015 - 1:35 pm

CLAY CENTER-- Merlin Dale Kopfer, 89, passed away Thursday, July 23, 2015 at Medicalodge in Clay Center.

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Wednesday 07/22/2015
ROBERT “BOB” MITCHELL CULBERTSON
Posted: July 22, 2015 - 11:50 am

CLAY CENTER-- Robert “Bob” Mitchell Culbertson, passed away Saturday, July 18, 2015 at the Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan.

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Tuesday 07/21/2015
RONALD “RON” GRUMME
Posted: July 21, 2015 - 11:54 am

Ronald “Ron” Grumme, 73, of Tallahassee passed away on July 9, 2015 after a brief illness.

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Monday 07/20/2015
LAURENCE D. COX
Posted: July 20, 2015 - 3:01 pm

Laurence D. Cox was born on June 12, 1928 and passed away on July 11, 2015 at his home. He was born to Earl and LaVerta Cox in Nehawka, NE. He was a graduate of Nebraska University in Civil Engineering and served in the U.S. Navy during WWII.

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FREDERICK N. FRITZ
Posted: July 20, 2015 - 3:02 pm

RILEY-- Frederick N. Fritz, 79, passed away Thursday, July 16, 2015 at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan.

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Friday 07/17/2015
HELENA ROSINE CAROLINE STALEY
Posted: July 17, 2015 - 1:05 pm

LEONARDVILLE-- Helena Rosine Caroline Staley, 96, formerly of Manhattan, passed away Saturday, July 11, 2015 at the Leonardville Nursing Home.

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Tuesday 07/14/2015
NAOMI “NONNIE” JEAN LEONARD
Posted: July 14, 2015 - 12:15 pm

JUNCTION CITY-- Naomi “Nonnie” Jean Leonard, 81, died Friday, July 10, 2015 at Brookdale Senior Living, Junction City.

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MARY A. PETEE
Posted: July 14, 2015 - 12:16 pm

NEWARK, Calif.-- Mary A. Petee, born May 23, 1920, died July 10, 2015. She served in the United States Navy for over 22 years; during World War II and the Korean and Vietnam wars. She obtained the rating of Storekeeper First Class Petty Officer. She then worked at Stanford Research Institute International in Palo Alto as expediter until her retirement when she become very active as a volunteer worker with many organizations.

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Monday 07/13/2015
SUSAN LIBY
Posted: July 13, 2015 - 3:03 pm

CLAY CENTER-- Susan Liby, 56, died Wednesday, July 8, 2015.

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LILYAN DORIS OMAN
Posted: July 13, 2015 - 3:03 pm

LEONARDVILLE-- Lilyan Doris Oman, 94, passed away Friday, July 10, 2015 at the Leonardville Nursing Home.

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Friday 07/10/2015
TWILA MAE ERICSON
Posted: July 10, 2015 - 1:01 pm

MANHATTAN-- Twila Mae Ericson, 87, passed away Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at Via Christi Hospital.

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LADONNA A. OBERHELMAN
Posted: July 10, 2015 - 1:02 pm

MESA, Ariz.-- LaDonna A. Oberhelman, 83, died Sunday, June 28, 2015 at Banner Baywood Hospital, Mesa, Ariz.

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Tuesday 07/07/2015
O.M. ALLEN
Posted: July 07, 2015 - 2:30 pm

CLAY CENTER-- O. M. ALLEN, 88, died July 6, 2015 at the Presbyterian Manor at Clay Center, Kan. He was born Nov. 7, 1926 in Russett, Okla., the son of Oscar and Edna (Clifton) Allen. His growing up years were spent in Russett. After graduating from high school, O.M. joined the US Navy in 1945 and served in Japan for 15 months at the end of WWII. After the war, he returned to Blackwell, Okla. It was there that he met and started dating his future wife, Joyce Burton. They were married in July 1949 and were married 66 years.

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RAYMOND L. KUJAWA
Posted: July 07, 2015 - 2:32 pm

Raymond L. Kujawa, 49, passed away on Friday July 3, 2015 at the Via Christi Hospital, Manhattan, Kan. after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

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Friday 07/03/2015
LELA FLORENCE BAKER
Posted: July 03, 2015 - 12:55 pm

CLAY CENTER-- Lela Florence Baker, 93, died Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at Clay County Medical Center, Clay Center.

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GARY LOVENDAHL
Posted: July 03, 2015 - 12:56 pm

KNOB, Mo.-- Gary Lovendahl, 78, died Thursday, July 2, 2015 in Stone County, Mo.

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Wednesday 07/01/2015
DOUGLAS WAYNE SNODGRASS
Posted: July 01, 2015 - 2:15 pm

Douglas Wayne Snodgrass, 52, of Temecula, California died Friday, June 19, 2015. He was born in Lawrence, Kansas on April 9, 1963, the son of C.L. Snodgrass and Lita Mathews. The family moved to Clay Center in August of 1967 where Doug attended schools and graduated with the class of 1981. He attended the University of Kansas and moved to New York City where he worked for the Village Voice and met his wife Catherine. The family moved to Temecula, California in 2007 where he worked as a computer engineer for a medical device manufacturing company in San Diego. He was preceded in death by his brother Larry in 1987 and is survived by his parents and 4 children, Matthew, Jesse, Miles, Olivia, one granddaughter, two sisters, Laddi Oliphant of Manhattan and Libby Cohn of Venice, California and one brother, Luke Mathews of Lawrence. The funeral was held in Temecula on June 27th and a memorial service will be held in Clay Center at a later date.

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Tuesday 06/30/2015
ALLEN DEAN KING
Posted: June 30, 2015 - 1:06 pm

Allen Dean King, 89, passed away on June 29, 2015. He was born on September 27, 1925.

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Friday 08/28/2015

CCCHS grad named High School Principal of the Year Race for Parkison's this weekend at Tuttle Creek ‘Honey Dewdrops’ to perform in Manhattan Sept. 11 Author tells husband's war stories better than he did Judy Ann Woodworth

Thursday 08/27/2015

June sales tax collection sets new record for tax collected in a month 11 wanted on outstanding city warrants Greenleaf Riders to host 9/11 ride Electronic hunter tracking required at Milford Lake Support animal shelter by shopping Drawing for deer hunting archery permits set on Saturday

Wednesday 08/26/2015

‘Growing Rural Businesses’ kicks off Sept. 3 USD-379 enrollment drops by 8 Summer construction wraps up at schools LAWRENCE J. LEACH Lady Tiger golf opens season Judge acquits councilman on all charges

Tuesday 08/25/2015

SRO crowd backs improving park zoo Tiger Bike Night ALMA FAYE DECKER

Monday 08/24/2015

Councilman on trial Tuesday over sign theft Guild’s prized, award-winning quilt actually quite valuable

Friday 08/21/2015

2016 CCCHS Hall of Fame nominations due Oct. 31 Figure drawers visit the Square for Third Thursday WILHELMINA “BILLIE” MAYER Knights of Columbus Golf Tournament results

Thursday 08/20/2015

Potential entrepreneurs are everywhere

Wednesday 08/19/2015

Floro: Girls State turned into an experience of a lifetime Group remains ‘thrifty’ as progress is made on new animal shelter 12th & Prospect Street rebuild possibly delayed until Spring EMS Service receives award at conference

Tuesday 08/18/2015

GERTRUDE LARSON DEAN GRANT Court services officer aims to make a difference Clay Co. Democrats reorganize, Wilson chosen as chair OPINION AND POLL: Fate of our zoo

Monday 08/17/2015

BILL WHEARTY Orange and Black Pack membership drive BERNADINE L. KINDEL Lutheran Church to hold concert Saturday night Council to approve budget, sewer line extension Divine, early intervention critical to surviving cancer

Friday 08/14/2015

Back to School contest set for August ‘Third Thursday’ Tootlefest set Aug. 21-23 ‘Riverrock’ to perform at Miltonvale TootleFest

Thursday 08/13/2015

RAYMOND “RAY” LORAN LUTHI LEAH HARVEY Coach: CCCHS football team ‘hungrier’ for wins Dental student travels to Jamaica to provide dental care for kids Businesses donate many items for Relay For Life auction