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Ella P. Johnson »

Former Phillipsburg resident Ella P. Johnson passed away Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014 at the Redbud Village in Plainville, KS at the age of 98. She was born March 11, 1916 in Phillips County to Ralph & Laura (Schulke) Johnson.  Ella was a retired elementary school teacher. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne […]

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Viola M. Yost »

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Viola Mae Yost, age 99, passed away peacefully of natural causes on October 7, 2014, at Locust Grove Village in La Crosse, Kansas. She was born Viola Mae Wimmer in Harlan, Kansas, on July 25, 1915, to Harvey Lester and Mary Ann Zion Wimmer. Viola graduated from Portis High School, attended college at York College […]

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Ruby B. Barrows »

Ruby B. Barrows, 88, of Leawood, Kansas, passed away on October 7, 2014. Ruby was born on March 29, 1926, the daughter of Ralph and Pearl Black, in rural Ellsworth County, Kansas. As an infant, her parents and grandparents moved to Ness County, Kansas. She was a graduate of Ness City High School in 1944. […]

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Charles F. ‘Freddie’ Reed »

Charles F. “Freddie” Reed passed away Monday, October 7, 2014, at Hays Medical Center in Hays, Kansas, at the age of 87. He was born May 20, 1927, to Charles Frederic “Fred” and Mary Adolphene “Addie” (Griebel) Reed in rural Rooks County, Kansas. Freddie grew up in Rooks County and graduated from Webster High School […]

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Richard Harlan Tustin »


Richard Harlan Tustin was born September 22, 1936, at Hadley Hospital in Hays to Harlan and Lorane Elizabeth (Pearce) Tustin. He died October 7, 2014, at the Gove County Medical Center having just turned 78. Richard attended Liberty, Gove and Oakley grade schools and graduated from Oakley High School with the class of 1955, the […]

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Forrest K. Strecker »

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HAYS, Kan. — Forrest K. Strecker, age 84, died Wednesday, October 8, 2014, at Hays Medical Center Hays, Kansas. He was born February 6, 1930, in Russell, Kansas, to Julian and Anna (Steinle) Strecker. He married Phyllis (Hopkins) on September 4, 1954, in Wilson, Kansas. He started in the Hays Drivers License Examinations Office and […]

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Delwin L. Dougherty »

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Delwin L. Dougherty, 90, passed away Saturday, October 4, 2014 at the Catholic Care Center in Wichita, KS, surrounded by loving family. He was born July 9, 1924 in Plainville, KS to Floyd and Ethel Ardna (Edson) Dougherty. On February 15, 1943, he married Armella Pfannenstiel at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hays, KS. He was […]

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Richard H. Tustin »

Richard H. Tustin, age 78, of Gove, passed away Tuesday, October 7, 2014, at Gove County Medical Center in Quinter. Schmitt Funeral Home of Quinter is handling arrangements.

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Marilyn Jeanette (Lumpkins) Gibson »

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Marilyn Jeanette (Lumpkins) Gibson, age 77, Arvada, Colorado, entered into eternal life on October 4, 2014, at Wheat Ridge, Colorado. She was born December 12, 1936, northeast of Plainville, Kansas, the daughter of Marion and Nevella (Benedick) Lumpkins. On November 29, 1952, she married Charles Upton in Stockton, Kansas. On April 15, 1960, she married […]

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Wayne O. Fager »

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HAYS – Wayne O. Fager, age 74, died Sunday, October 5, 2014, at his home in Hays, Kansas. He was born May 3, 1940 in Hays, Kansas to Merle S. and Elfrieda (Bisterfeldt) Fager. He married Peggy L. (Staab) on October 15, 1960 in Catharine, Kansas. She died July 20, 2013. He owned and operated […]

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Marietta (Lintel) Coats »

Marietta (Lintel) Coats, 78, of Topeka, passed away October 4, 2014. She was born August 27, 1936, in Oakley KS, the daughter of Herman and Mary (Mader) Lintel. She graduated from St. Mary’s High School in Wichita. Marietta married James E. Snyder and to this union, four children were born. They later divorced. She then […]

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Victor Carl Luhman »


Victor Carl Luhman, age 85, of Hays passed away Friday, October 3, 2014 at his home. He was born October 14, 1928 in Natoma, KS to Carl and Amelia (Ahrens) Luhman. He was a graduate of Natoma High School. He married Sylvia L. “Sue” Matthews December 6, 1962. She preceded him in death September 3, […]

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Arbutus Topliff »

Memorial services for lifelong Sherman County, Kansas, resident Arbutus Topliff, 87, will be held Monday, October 6, at 10 AM MT at First United Methodist Church, Goodland, Kansas. Inurnment will be at Goodland Cemetery. Friends may share their respects on Sunday, from 4—7 PM MT, at Koons Chapel in Goodland. The family will be present […]

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