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Geraldine Dorr, 93, Burlingame: Sept. 6, 1928 – Oct. 7, 2021

BURLINGAME, Kan. – Geraldine “Gerri” Dorr, 93, of Burlingame, Kan., died Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021, at Osage City Nursing Center, Osage City, Kan. She was born Sept. 6, 1928, in Eldorado, Kan., the daughter of Harold Davis and Norma (Schrader) Davis.

Gerri grew up in the Burlingame area, graduating from Burlingame High School with the class of 1946.

On Sept. 6, 1947, Gerri was united in marriage to Dale Dorr, at Burlingame. They celebrated 60 years of loving marriage prior to Dale’s death in 2008.

Gerri and Dale owned and operated DalGer Dog Kennel. Gerri was dedicated to her dogs, making sure all the breeds that she bred and sold over the years were top quality dogs. She took great pride in how far her kennel reached throughout the country. Her dogs were sought after by many people.

Dan Karr, 87, Overbrook: May 21, 1934 – Oct. 8, 2021

OVERBROOK, Kan. – Dan Karr, age 87 of Overbrook, Kan., passed away Oct. 8, 2021, at Ruble Ranch, Overbrook. He was born May 21, 1934, in rural Miami County, Kansas, the son of Ira Karr and Flo (Litson) Karr.

Dan grew up in the Paola, Kan., area graduating from Paola High School with the class of 1952.

On Aug. 8, 1954, Dan was united in marriage to Shirley Knowles, at Emerson Park Christian Church, Kansas City, Kan. They shared 65 years of loving marriage until Shirley’s death in 2019.

Donald D. “Don” Remington, 84, Carbondale: Feb. 22, 1937 – Oct. 10, 2021

CARBONDALE, Kan. – Donald D. “Don” Remington, 84, passed away Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021, at Stormont Vail Hospital, Topeka, Kan. Don was born Feb. 22, 1937, at Carbondale, Kan., the son of Noble C. and Florence E. Rowe Remington.

He had lived in the rural Carbondale community all of his life. Don was a farmer and had worked at Gregg Tire, in Topeka. He later was a custodian for USD 434, at Santa Fe Trail High School, Carbondale.

Don was married to Anita L. Barbro, Sept. 5, 1970, at St. Louis, Mo. She survives of the home.

Anna K. Smith, 92, Mason, Iowa: Sept. 5, 1929 – Oct. 5, 2021

BURLINGAME, Kan. – Anna Kathryn Masters was born Sept. 5, 1929, to Thomas Henry Masters and Emma Frances Streeter Masters, at home eight miles southwest of Burlingame, Kan.

Anna attended a one room schoolhouse in District 98, and graduated from Burlingame High School in 1947.

Anna had two brothers, Daniel Thomas, and George Franklin.

Tara Susanne Azwell, 78, Olathe: June 10, 1943 – July 20, 2021

A celebration of life will be held in memory of Tara Susanne Azwell, 78, former resident and elementary school teacher of Osage City, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, in the ARC building, 132 E. Main St., Gardner, Kan.

A brief presentation of thoughts and remembrances will be presented by long time friend Harvey Foyle, followed by a social time with refreshments served.

Having earned degrees from Pittsburg State University, Kansas University, Emporia State University and K State University, Tara was a long time teacher, who taught for 20 years in elementary schools in Overland Park, Berryton, Tecumseh and Osage City, Kan. Following her stint at the elementary level, she became a teacher of teachers as a professor of early childhood education at ESU for 23 years. Following her retirement, she continued teaching online classes for ESU for several years.

Robert Allen Zimmerman, 31, Osage City: Feb. 20, 1990 – Sept. 27, 2021

OSAGE CITY, Kan. – Robert Allen Zimmerman, 31, of Osage City, Kan., passed away Monday, Sept. 27, 2021, from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident in Topeka, Kan. Robert was born Feb. 20, 1990, in Topeka.

At the time of his passing, he worked at Goodyear Tire and Rubber as a tire builder. Robb loved his family and family gatherings; he especially loved sitting with the older generations listening to their stories. His hobbies were fishing, hunting and woodworking. He loved riding his motorcycle and mudding in his truck. He lived life to the fullest, as if each day were his last. He was loving, kind, generous, helpful, and had never met a stranger.

Robert met his best friend and soul mate, Autumn Zimmerman (Woodyard), on Oct. 12, 2014. They married on June 27, 2015.

Lucas James Baseley, 32, Marietta, Ga.: Services Oct. 9, 2021

ARVONIA, Kan. – Lucas “Luke” James Baseley, 32, of Marietta, Ga., passed away Monday, July 19, 2021. He was born May 8, 1989, in Maryland, to Jim and Eva Baseley.

A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, at Arvonia Church, Arvonia, Kan. The family invites those in attendance to join them after the service for a light meal at Arvonia Townhall.

The service will be live-streamed on Facebook. Vaccinations are recommended and masks will be required at the service. Directions from Interstate 35, turn north on Hoch Road, then west on 325th Street, then north on Arvonia Road.

Rodger Kent Wilson, 76, Olivet: July 24, 1945 – Sept. 28, 2021

OLIVET, Kan. – Rodger Kent Wilson, 76, of Olivet, Kan., passed away Sept. 28, 2021, in Emporia, Kan. Rodger was born July 24, 1945, in Anthony, Kan., to Glen and Opal (Angle) Wilson.

Rodger attended elementary school in Anthony until moving to Madison, Kan., where he graduated from Madison High School in 1963. After high school, Rodger earned his bachelor’s degree in engineering from Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kan.

After college, Roger was drafted into the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He served as a drill instructor. For anyone who knew Rodger, it was hard for them to imagine such a kind, caring man as a drill sergeant.

Rodger met the love of his life, Carolyn Pockrus, while stationed in Ft. Bragg, S.C. They were united in marriage Nov. 2, 1967.

Ursula Friedel Toni Landis, 87, Carbondale: July 5, 1934 – Sept. 30, 2021

CARBONDALE, Kan. – Ursula Friedel Toni Landis, 87, passed away Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, at Brookside Retirement Community, Overbrook, Kan. She was born July 5, 1934, in Stettin, Germany, the daughter of Fritz and Friedel (Mesow) Krueger.

Ursula grew up in Germany and came to the United States in 1958, and she became a naturalized citizen March 23, 2004. She had lived near Carbondale, Kan., for more than 50 years.

Ursula worked as a cleaning lady for several people through the years. She was a member of Grace Chapel, Carbondale, where she was a part of Bible study and was always there to help with any function in the church.

Sandra L. Casey, 74, Vassar: July 25, 1947 – Oct. 1, 2021

VASSAR, Kan. – Sandra L. Casey, 74, passed away Friday, Oct. 1, 2021, at Stormont-Vail Hospital, Topeka, Kan. She was born July 25, 1947, in Lawrence, Kan., the daughter of Ernest and Elizabeth (Edmonds) Duncan.

Sandy grew up in Perry, Kan., and had lived near Vassar, Kan., since 2009.

Sandy worked as a secretary for Maupitour and Harry McClure for several years, and then worked at and retired from Heetco, Lawrence. She had attended the Christian Church, in Perry.

Melvin Robert Bauck, 81, Ottawa: July 18, 1940 – Sept. 27, 2021

OTTAWA, Kan. – Melvin Robert Bauck, 81, passed away on Monday, Sept. 27, 2021, at Olathe Hospice House, Olathe, Kan. He was born July 18, 1940, to Robert and Ella (Wigger) Bauck.

He grew up in the Vassar, Kan., community and graduated from Lyndon High School, Lyndon, Kan. He received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Emporia State University, where he was a member of Delta Pi Epsilon, a graduate fraternity for business teachers.

He began his teaching career at Welda High School, and retired from Anderson County High School, Garnett, Kan., after 43 years of teaching. He was a sponsor of the Hi-Y Club and later the Octagon Club. As sponsor of these clubs, he led numerous trips to Model Legislature at the state capitol in Topeka.

Janelle Lynn Arb, 57, Eudora: Oct. 11, 1963 – Sept. 25, 2021

EUDORA, Kan. – Janelle Lynn Arb, 57, passed away Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021, at KU Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan. She was born Oct. 11, 1963, in Topeka, Kan., the daughter of Howard and JoAnn (Fanning) Arb.

Janelle grew up in Melvern, Kan., and had lived in Eudora, Kan., for the last 30 years. She graduated from Marias des Cygnes Valley High School in 1982, where she had been a junior high and high school cheerleader, and was very active in 4-H, showing cattle and cooking. She graduated from Emporia State University in 1986 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. She was a cheerleader for ESU, was a member of the Tri Sigma Sorority, and sang with the Prairie Fire Band of Emporia for 10 years. Janelle taught preschool special education at Eudora and Baldwin City, Kan., schools for more than 30 years. She was the cheerleading sponsor for junior high and high school at Eudora for several years.

Michael Wayne McAnarney, 62, Raleigh, N.C.: March 11, 1959 – Sept. 24, 2021

RALEIGH, N.C. – Michael Wayne McAnarney passed away Sept. 24, 2021, in Raleigh, N.C. Mike was born March 11, 1959, in Topeka, Kan.

He grew up in Osage City, Kan., and attended Osage City schools. He graduated from Osage City High School in 1977. He attended the University of Kansas, where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Land Use and a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning. He spent his career in retail real-estate with various companies and as an independent broker. He lived in Raleigh since 1988.

Ramona Amanda Johnson, 94, Overbrook: Aug. 3, 1927 – Sept. 22, 2021

OVERBROOK, Kan. – Ramona Amanda Johnson, 94, of Overbrook, Kan., died Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021, at Brookside Retirement Community, Overbrook. She was born Aug. 3, 1927, in Vliets, Kan., the daughter of Carl David Kasper and Agnes Marie (Sanderson) Kasper.

Ramona grew up in Marshall County, Kansas, and graduated from Vermillion High School, Vermillion, Kan., with the class of 1945.

On Nov. 22, 1950, Ramona was united in marriage to Richard C. Johnson, in Topeka, Kan. They shared 32 years of marriage until Richard’s death Oct. 30, 1982.

Ramona loved her church family at Cross Road Community Church, Scranton, Kan. She had attended there since 1978, and continued until she was no longer able to get out. She was an active member of the women’s group and enjoyed many friendships there.

Linnea (Rock) Turner, 70, Overbrook: Dec. 6, 1950 – Sept. 20, 2021

OVERBROOK, Kan. – Linnea “Lynn” Turner, 70, of Overbrook, Kan., passed away at her home on Sept. 20, 2021, following a brief illness. Lynn was born Dec. 6, 1950, in Clay Center, Kan., to Norman Rock and Mary Guance.

Lynn enjoyed animals, the ocean, and her family and friends.

She is survived by two sons, Gary Knobbe Sr., Burley, Idaho, and Dennis Bowen, Topeka, Kan.; two daughters, Constance Glore, O’Fallon, Mo., and Michelle Henrichs, New Strawn, Kan.; and 11 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Lynn is also survived by her dear friends Roseann and Bob McCann, Overbrook.

Marcina Lynn Wall, 62, Overbrook: March 22, 1959 – Sept. 22, 2021

OVERBROOK, Kan. – Marcina Lynn Wall, 62, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021, at Stormont Vail Hospital, Topeka, Kan. Marcina Lynn was born March 22, 1959, in Topeka, the daughter of Clarence Leroy Adolph Jr. and Dorothy Irene Tucker-Adolph. She was adopted in 1978 by her stepfather, Duane Lee White.

Marcina married Chris Leroy Hulsopple, June 8, 1974, and to this union a daughter was born, Kristina Lynn Hulsopple. They divorced in October 1976. Marcina Lynn Adolph-White and Merlin Jay Wall were united in marriage, April 2, 1977, at the Baptist Church, Carbondale, Kan. To this union three children were born. They made their home in Scranton, Kan., and later moved to Overbrook, Kan., where they remained until her death.

Marcina had been a member of the Scranton United Methodist Church, the National Wild Turkey Federation, Kaw Valley Turkey Chapter, and The Cherish Teddy Association.

Wilma Pauline Moody, 95, Burlingame: Sept. 22, 1925 – Sept. 19, 2021

BURLINGAME, Kan. – Wilma Pauline Moody, 95, Burlingame, Kan., died Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, at Brookside Retirement Community, Overbrook, Kan. She was born Sept. 22, 1925, in Toledo, Kan., the daughter of Ivan and Mae Finuf.

Wilma graduated from Chase County High School, and business school, in Wichita.

She married Jack E. Bechelmayr. They later divorced. On Sept. 17, 1949, Wilma was united in marriage to Oscar W. Moody.

Wilma was a telephone operator and later worked for the ASCS office while she lived in Dighton, Kan. Wilma and Oscar moved to Osage County, Kansas, in 1975, and she then worked for the Kansas State Department of Education, Topeka, Kan., until her retirement in 1986.

Frank E. Jaynes, 50, Burlingame: July 9, 1971 – Sept. 18, 2021

BURLINGAME, Kan. – Frank Eugene Jaynes III, 50, of Burlingame, Kan., passed away Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, at Stormont-Vail Hospital, Topeka, Kan. Frank was born July 9, 1971, in Topeka, the son of Frank Jr. and Sandy (Blodgett) Jaynes.

Frank attended and graduated from Highland Park High School.

He met his wife, Kayla when they were 15 and 16 years old. They married on June 15, 1991, in Topeka. They spent a lifetime together as soulmates, best friends, business owners, and loved and cherished one another each and every day!

He owned three businesses, Jaynes Automotive Repair and Car Sales, and was co-owner of Auburn Odds & Ends Antiques and Furniture.

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