Obituaries

Mary Lou Adkins

Jun 14, 2022

 

Mary Lou Swager Adkins died peacefully Tuesday June 14, 2022 at Rolling Hills Nursing Home in Topeka, Kansas.

She was born July 29, 1939 in Kansas City, Kansas. The daughter of Leon J Swager and Rachel R (Gragg) Swager.  She grew up in the Topeka area and graduated from Washburn Rural High School in 1957.

Mary Lou was a member of the Willard...

Joseph M. Conley

Jun 29, 2022

 

Joseph M “Joe” Conley passed from life into eternity on Wednesday, June 29, 2022, at the St. Marys Manor in St. Marys, Kansas.  He was 88 years old.  Joe spent most of his life farming north of Delia in southwest Jackson County.

Joe was born to James Lewis and Bess (Mercer) Conley on December 21, 1933.  He was their...

Robert J. Wyer

Jun 18, 2022

 

Robert J. Wyer, 79, passed away Saturday, June 18, 2022, at his home in St. Marys.

He was born June 15, 1943, in Kansas City, Missouri.  He was raised in Miami, OK, the son of Charles O. and Beulah B. Cupp Wyer.  Robert graduated from Miami High School.

Robert lived in Miami for many years, moving to Missouri and...

Leonard J. DeVader

Jun 15, 2022

 

Leonard Jules DeVader, 90, of Topeka, passed away June 15, 2022.  He was born November 10, 1931, in Delia, Kansas.  He was the seventh of ten children of Edward, Sr. and Marie (DeWilde) DeVader and grew up in Emmet/Delia area.  Leonard was a veteran of the Korean War, having served in the United States Air Force. After discharge, he...

Carolyn J. Zerbe

Jun 11, 2022

 

Carolyn J. Zerbe, 88, passed away Saturday, June 11, 2022, at her daughter’s home in rural Burlingame.

Carolyn was born September 26, 1933, in the Chalk community, the daughter of Horace J. and Pearl C. Massey Paul.  Carolyn was raised in the Chalk and Eskridge communities, where she attended Parkdale Grade School and graduated from Eskridge High School in...

Teresa C. Miller

Jun 11, 2022

 

Teresa C. Miller, 90, Rossville, passed away Saturday June 11, 2022, at the University of Kansas St. Francis Campus in Topeka.

Teresa was born March 21, 1932, in Delia the daughter of Oscar H. and Charlotte Hurla Bixby.  She graduated from Rossville High School with the class of 1950.

Teresa was a homemaker and caregiver to her son Timothy. ...

Margaret B. Kasprzak

Jun 6, 2022

 

We celebrate the life and mourn the death of our beloved Margaret B. Kasprzak, who passed away Monday, June 6, 2022 at the age of 86.

She was born June 26, 1935, in Boston, MA; the daughter of Albert and Agnes (Sargent) Kenney.  Margaret lived in Boston for 40 years before moving to Maine at great personal sacrifice for...

Elda M. Stephenson

May 28, 2022

Elda M. Stephenson, 82, passed away Saturday, May 28, 2022, at Stormont Vail Hospital in Topeka.

She was born October 3, 1939, in Powers, CO, the daughter of Frank J. and Doris M. Davis Greeve.

In her early life, Elda worked in nursing homes and was a waitress.  She later was the office manager of C & E Motors in...

Ronald L. Arand

May 22, 2022

Ronald L. Arand, 75, Belvue, passed away Sunday, May 22, 2022, at his home.

He was born May 19, 1947, at Wamego, the son of Lyle and Ruth Ross Arand.  Ron graduated from Wamego High School in 1965 and attended Butler County Community College, where he played football.  Ron joined the Kansas National Guard and served with the United States...

Paul Lees

May 17, 2022

Paul A. Lees, 72, passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2022, at his Paxico home.

On April 8, 1950, he was born the son of Charles “Buck” and Martha Lees.  Paul was raised in Kansas City, Kansas, where he attended school.  After high school, he entered the United States Navy, serving during the Vietnam Conflict as a jet mechanic, both in...

Steven C. Scott

May 2, 2022

Steven C. Scott, 71, passed away Monday, May 2, 2022, at his home in Rossville.

 

He was born February 17, 1951, in Norton, Kansas the son of Carl and Joyce Gibson Scott.  Steve lived in Eudora before moving to St. Marys at an early age.  He attended St. Marys Grade School and graduated from St. Marys High School in...

Joan Mary Van Wamel

Apr 25, 2022



Joan Mary Van Wamel, 82, passed away Monday, April 25, 2022, at her son’s home near Emmett.She was born June 10, 1939, in Liverpool, England the daughter of Joseph Johnson and Elizabeth Cochran Maxwell.  She and her family immigrated to New Zealand when Joan was 12.Joan was a nurse. She and her family moved to the United States and...

Marilene Stockman

Apr 15, 2022

Marilene F. Stockman, 80, passed away Friday, April 15, 2022, at her home in Rossville.

She was born August 15, 1941, in Topeka, the daughter of Warren and Naomi Masters Pendelton.  Marilene grew up in the Willard and Rossville Communities.

Marilene worked at the St. Francis Cancer Center as a Radiation Dosimetrist.  She and her...

Vaughndlee Caudill

Apr 14, 2022

Vaughndlee Caudill went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, on Thursday, April 14, 2022.

She was born in Lincoln County, Missouri, on June 1, 1939, the daughter of Howard and Roberta Colbert.

Vaughndlee trusted Jesus Christ as her personal Savior on May 1, 1966.

She was married to Edward A....

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