Category Archives: Obituaries

Robert ‘Bob’ William Trendel, 86, Topeka: Jan. 17, 1932 – March 15, 2018

TOPEKA, Kan. – Robert “Bob” William Trendel, 86, of Topeka, Kan., formerly of Wichita, Kan., passed away on Thursday, March 15, 2018. He was born Jan. 17, 1932, in Quenemo, Kan., the son of William Clifford Trendel and Dorothy O. (Tyner) Trendel.

He graduated from Washburn Rural High School in 1950. Bob later served his country in the United States Air Force from 1951 until 1955; his overseas station was at Fairbanks, Alaska. Bob was a sales person for a variety of companies during his career.

Barbara Jean Linsey, 80, Emporia: Nov. 30, 1937 – March 18, 2018

EMPORIA, Kan. – Barbara Jean Linsey, 80, passed away early Sunday, March 18, 2018, at her home in Emporia, Kan. She was born Nov. 30, 1937, in Lebo, Kan., the daughter of Harvey C. and Nellie Opal Childers Arb.

Barbara attended school in Waverly.

Barbara joined in marriage to Arthur Linsey on Feb. 6, 1955. They spent most of their lives together, raising, training and racing quarter horses.

Larry G. Thompson Sr., 66, Ottawa: May 18, 1951 – March 17, 2018

Larry Gene Thompson Sr., 66, of Ottawa, Kan., passed away March 17, 2018, at Baldwin Healthcare and Rehab. He was born in Ottawa on May 18, 1951, the son of William Ralph Thompson and Eva Marjorie (Herrill) Thompson.

Larry graduated from Pomona High School, Pomona, Kan., with the class of 1969. Larry worked in the construction field all of his working life. For 25 years Larry worked for the University of Kansas, eventually attaining the position of lead concrete finisher, retiring from his job in 2012. He was also a member of Local Union No. 1290.

Alberta Ann Moore, 83, Overbrook: Sept. 3, 1934 – March 11, 2018

OVERBROOK, Kan. – Alberta Ann Moore, 83, of Overbrook, Kan., passed away Sunday, March 11, 2018, at Peterson Health Care, Osage City, Kan.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 15, 2018, at the Overbrook United Methodist Church, Overbrook. Burial will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Berryton, Kan. The family will meet with friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, at the church.

She was born Sept. 3, 1934, in rural Overbrook, the daughter of Albert H. Grove and Edna Lucille (Shively) Grove. Alberta was a lifelong Overbrook resident, graduating from Overbrook High School with the class of 1953.

David Alexander Gordeuk, 69, Hobe Sound: Jan. 12, 1949 – March 3, 2018

HOBE SOUND, Fla. – David Alexander Gordeuk was born on Jan. 12, 1949, in Bellefonte, Penn., to Stephen and Jenny Zernov Gordeuk. He departed this life on March 3, 2018, at his home in Hobe Sound, Fla.

Dave received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Education degrees at Penn State University, and his Ph.D. in Theology from Trinity Theological Seminary.

James ‘Jimbo’ Dean Chapman, 64, Lyndon: Nov. 20, 1953 – March 10, 2018

LYNDON, Kan. – James “Jimbo” Dean Chapman, 64, of Lyndon, died Saturday, March 10, 2018, at his home.

Visitation will be held 6-7 p.m. Friday, March 16, at Feltner Funeral Home, Lyndon. A memorial service will immediately follow.

James Dean Chapman was born Nov. 20, 1953, in Emporia, Kan., the son of William Clifford Chapman and Ida Mae Neblong.

Jimbo spent the majority of his career working as an oil hand on an oil rig and as an over-the-road truck driver.

Geraldine Phillips, 96, Carbondale: April 9, 1921 – March 11, 2018

CARBONDALE, Kan. – Geraldine Phillips, 96, passed away on Sunday, March 11, 2018, at her home in Carbondale, Kan. She was born on April 9, 1921 in Hoyt, Kan., the daughter of Ray and Laura Tucker Shively.

Geraldine lived most of her life around Scranton, Kan., and Carbondale. She graduated from Carbondale High School in 1939. She worked for the state of Kansas in the Employment Division, was the bookkeeper for her husband at Phillips Garage, and was the Carbondale city treasurer. She was a past member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary and was a founding member of the Carbondale Church of Christian Fellowship.

Chance Ellis, 36, Topeka: Sept. 16, 1981 – March 7, 2018

TOPEKA, Kan. – Chance Ellis, 36, passed away on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, in Topeka, Kan. He was born on Sept. 16, 1981, in Emporia, Kan., the son of Robert and Bonnie Abernathy Ellis.

Chance earned his Eagle Scout and worked as a construction contractor.

James Russell Moreland, 48, Osage City: Aug. 24, 1969 – March 7, 2018

OSAGE CITY, Kan. – James Russell “Russ” Moreland, 48, passed away on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, at his home. He was born on Aug. 24, 1969, in Bellflower, Calif., the son of James Thomas and Barbara Ann (Pannell) Moreland.

He had lived in Chino, Calif., until moving to Osage City, Kan., in 1992. Russ had worked in auto body repair and paint.

Thelma Louise (Parton) Hoss, 90, Overbrook: June 25, 1927 – Feb. 24, 2018

OVERBROOK, Kan. – Thelma Louise Hoss, 90, passed away Feb. 24, 2018, at Brookside Assisted Living, Overbrook, Kan. Thelma was born to John W. Parton and Bertha M. (Higgs) Parton on June 25, 1927, in Topeka, Kan.

Thelma grew up in Topeka, and attended Topeka High School. Thelma worked in retail and as a housewife and stay at home mother.

On Oct. 9, 1945, Thelma was united in marriage to William Thomas Hoss. The couple shared the next 65 years until Bill’s passing in 2010.

Rev. Paul Wesley Iwig, 85, Lyndon: Sept. 28, 1932 – Feb. 27, 2018

LYNDON, Kan. – Rev. Paul Wesley Iwig, 85, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, at Midland Hospice House, Topeka, Kan. He was born on Sept. 28, 1932, in Huscher, Kan., the son of Rev. Herbert and Ethel Jones Iwig.

Paul graduated from Longford High School in 1950, and then attended Kansas State for two years before attending North Central Illinois University. He received his Master of Divinity in 1956. Paul served churches as an E.U.B. and later as a United Methodist minister in Coal Creek, Alida, Emporia, Olpe, Madison, Big Springs, Stull and Lyndon, Kan. He was a member of the Lyndon United Methodist Church and the Lyndon Lions Club.

Ben F. DeMoss Jr., 83, Overbrook: Nov. 23, 1934 – Feb. 24, 2018

OVERBROOK, Kan. – Benjamin F. DeMoss Jr., 83, of Overbrook, Kan., passed away Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018, at his home. He was born Nov. 23, 1934, in Indianapolis, Ind., at Methodist Hospital, the son of Benjamin F. DeMoss Sr. and Grace Ann (Reel) DeMoss.

Benjamin grew up in Indianapolis and graduated from Indianapolis Public School No. 38 with the class of 1952. After graduation Benjamin enlisted in the United States Navy, serving his country for the next four years of his life. During his service to his country he was a gunner on the USS Los Angeles CA135, earning the National Defense Medal, Korean Service Medal with two stars, United Nation Service Medal, and a Purple Heart for wounds received in Wonson, Korea. 

Mary Helen McNabb, 95, Topeka: Oct. 16, 1922 – Feb. 21, 2018

TOPEKA, Kan. – Mary Helen McNabb, 95, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, at Lexington Park Assisted Living, Topeka, Kan., surrounded by family and friends. Helen was born on Oct. 16, 1922, in Syracuse, N.Y., the daughter of Alexander and Anna Melnic Davidowski.

Helen married Leslie Dwane Turner in 1942, in Syracuse, N.Y., while Dwane was serving in the U.S. Army. They had one daughter, Maureen Turner Elder.

Lorn V. McNabb, 88, Topeka: June 24, 1929 – Feb. 6, 2018

TOPEKA, Kan. – Lorn V. McNabb, 88, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, at Stormont-Vail Hospital, Topeka, Kan. He was born on June 24, 1929, in Melvern, Kan., the son of Lester and Clara Patterson McNabb.

Lorn grew up in Melvern, Kan., and graduated from Melvern High School in 1947. He had lived in Topeka for many years. Lorn served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He worked for Goodyear Tire and Rubber, in Topeka, for 35 years. He was a member of Local No. 307, and a 65-year member of the Melvern Masonic Lodge No. 22.

Harley Merle Ard, 88, Topeka: Feb. 22, 1929 – Feb. 4, 2018

TOPEKA, Kan. – Harley Merle Ard, 88, of Topeka, Kan., passed away Feb. 4, 2018, at his home. He was born in Osage City, Kan., on Feb. 22, 1929, to Elmer and Marie Ard.

He grew up in Osage City and married Iva Jean Griffin, on Dec. 8, 1948. They have lived in the Osage County area most of their lives.

He worked at the Lyndon, Kan., broom factory for many years. He was employed at Ohse Meat Products when he moved to Topeka in 1967.

Harold W. Meneley, 94, Quenemo: Aug. 5, 1923 – Feb. 2, 2018

QUENEMO, Kan. – Harold W. Meneley, 94, passed away on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, at Ottawa Retirement Village, Ottawa, Kan. He was born on Aug. 5, 1923, in Maxon, Kan., the son of J.C. and Eva Kimes Meneley.

Harold had lived most of his life in and around the Melvern and Quenemo, Kan., communities. Harold graduated from Melvern High School. He worked for Goodyear Tire and Rubber, in Topeka, Kan., until his retirement in 1983. He also farmed the family farm near Melvern, where he spent countless hours and loved so much. He was a member of the Quenemo Baptist Church.

Garlena Grace (Bartz) Anstaett, 95, Lyndon: Oct. 10, 1922 – Jan. 25, 2018

LYNDON, Kan. – Garlena Grace (Bartz) Anstaett, 95, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, after a brief illness. Garlena was born on Oct. 10, 1922, on the family farm north of Lyndon, Kan., the daughter of Walter and Grace Basel Bartz.

After graduating from Lyndon High School and attending Normal Training to obtain her teaching certificate, Garlena taught from 1940 to 1946.

On Dec. 18, 1942, Garlena married Roger E. Anstaett. When Roger returned to Osage County after World War II, they established and operated a successful farming operation for nearly 60 years. Garlena’s passions included gardening, sewing, cooking, genealogy, travel and first and foremost, her family. Garlena was a member of the Lyndon United Methodist Church, and for the last three years of her life, part of the Vintage Park community, at Osage City, Kan.

Jacob ‘Clint’ Davies, 94, Arvonia: Dec. 21, 1923 – Jan. 16, 2018

ARVONIA, Kan. – Jacob Clinton Davies, 94, of Arvonia, Kan., passed away on Jan. 16, 2018. He was born to Welsh parents Jacob and Olive Davies on Dec. 21, 1923, at Newman Hospital, in Emporia, Kan.

He was appreciative of his grandfather coming from Wales in early 1880s to start the five-generation farm. His grandfather was a Welsh immigrant settling the area of Lyon and Osage counties. Clinton spent his whole life as a farmer in the Welsh community of Arvonia in Osage County, just few miles from Reading, Kan.

William F. White Jr., 71, Osage City: Feb. 7, 1946 – Jan. 20, 2018

OSAGE CITY, Kan. – William F. White Jr., of Osage City, Kan., died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, at Midland Care Hospice House, Topeka, Kan. He was 71 years of age. Family and friends lovingly surrounded him in the days prior to his death. Bill was born Feb. 7, 1946, in Chanute, Kan., to his parents, William F. White Sr. and Marguerite F. White.

After living in Emporia during his early childhood, he went to Osage City public schools, and graduated from Osage City High School in 1965. Bill served in the United States Marine Corps Reserves for six years. Additionally, he was an employee of Union Pacific Railroad for more than 25 years. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, and enjoyed coaching baseball for his three sons in their youth. In retirement, Bill was an expert woodworker and refurbished numerous antique pieces. Bill was a devout Catholic, and was proud of his membership in the Knights of Columbus. He served as an officer on several occasions, including as a Grand Knight.

Gerald V. Wagoner, 95, Scranton: June 20, 1922 – Jan. 18, 2018

SCRANTON, Kan. – Gerald V. Wagoner, 95, of Scranton, Kan., formerly of Doniphan-Brown counties, died Thursday evening, Jan. 18, 2018, at Brookside Manor, Overbrook, Kan. Gerald was born June 20, 1922, at Severance, Kan., one of three children born to Herman and Minnie Townley Wagoner.

Gerald grew up near Leona, Kan., where he attended country school, later graduating from Leona High School with the class of 1940 prior to attending Highland Junior College. Gerald farmed for 18 years near Leona before going to work for Streib and Son, a plumbing and heating business in Hiawatha, Kan., for which he worked for 19 years. His last place of employment was for the Brown County School District No. 415, in maintenance, for nine years before retiring.

Michael Wayne Everhart, 39, Osage City: Aug. 28, 1978 – Jan. 11, 2018

OSAGE CITY, Kan. – Michael Wayne Everhart, 39, passed away at home on Jan. 11, 2018. Michael was born and raised in Ottawa, Kan. He lived there for part of his adult life.

He is survived by his three daughters, Cherokee Everhart, Osage City, Kan., Bianca Everhart and Kayliana Everhart, of the home; also of the home, his significant other, Sarah White and her son, Levi; mother, Christine (Miller) Houghton and stepfather, Richard, Osage City; father, Harvey Joe Everhart his significant other, Debbie, of Texas; sister, Kelsey Jones and her significant other, Josh, Osage City; along with several cousins, aunts, uncles, niece and nephew; and his beloved dog, Gracie.

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