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Choral D. Unger
Choral D. Unger, 67, Oberlin, died Nov. 27 at Sumner Regional Medical Center.
She was born April 8, 1931. Survivors include two brothers, Doyle Morton, Manhattan, and Luther Morton, Dodge City, a daughter, Karla Wilson, Wellington; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Oberlin Cemetery. Memorials can be made to Decatur Community High School.
[Posted Dec. 1, 1998]

Edith Martha Bush
Edith Martha Bush, 96, Wamego, died Nov. 28 at Wamego City Hospital in Wamego.
She was born Jan. 15, 1902 in Wamego. She was a longtime resident of Wamego. She owned and operated with her husband the East Side Market in Manhattan for 30 years. The couple retired and moved to St. George and for the last nine years have resided in Wamego. She was a member of First Baptist Church and Ladies Auxiliary VFW No. 1786, both of Wamego. She married Ray Walker on Dec. 8, 1920. They divorced. She later married William McKinly Bush on Nov. 1, 1926. He preceded her in death. She was preceded in death by a son in September 1976. Survivors include several nieces and nephews and three grandchildren.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Wamego City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at R.J. Evans Mortuary in Wamego, where a procession will be formed at 9:45 a.m. to the cemetery. Memorials can be made to the Heart Fund in care of the mortuary.
[Posted Dec. 1, 1998]

Carolyn J. "Susie" Rand
Carolyn J. "Susie" Rand, 56, Manhattan, died early Sunday morning at her residence following an extended illness.
She was born Jan. 7, 1942 in Wamego. Mrs. Rand graduated from Wamego High School in 1960. Following her high school graduation she went to Crums Beauty School in Manhattan, graduating in 1961. Mrs. Rand was a cosmetologist in Topeka, Wamego and Hiawatha. She later worked as a veterinary assistant at Northside Animal Hospital in Wamego for many years until her illness forced her to retire in April 1997. She was a member of Sedalia Community Church, north of Manhattan. She married Dean Rand on July 13, 1963. Survivors include her husband; a son, Jared D. Rand, Topeka; a daughter, Laura Lee Rand, Topeka; her mother and step-father, Evelyn Hupe Hawley and James R. Hawley, Manhattan; two step-sisters, Marsha Baylor, Arlington, Texas, and Leslie Cowley, Park City, Utah; and two granddaughters.
Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Sedalia Community Church. Cremation is planned with burial to be at a later date at Sunset Cemetery in Manhattan.
Memorials can be made to Sedalia Community Church, Homecare and Hospice Inc., and the St. Luke's Lutheran Church in care of Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home in Manhattan. [Posted Dec. 1, 1998]

Fahim Abdel Shaheed
Fahim Abdel Shaheed, 74, 1524 Harry Road, died Saturday at Mercy Health Center in Manhattan.
He was born Sept. 8, 1924 in Berlin, Germany. At age four, he moved with his family to Egypt where he grew up and attended schools. He graduated from Alexandria University in Egypt with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering.
He married Christa Schlag on Sept. 5, 1956 at Nuernberg, Germany.
Mr. Shaheed lived in Egypt for many years before moving to Salina in January 1968 to become an instructor at the Kansas Technical Institute.
In 1974, he moved to Manhattan and worked as a mechanical engineer for the civil service at Fort Riley. He retired in 1988. He was a member of NARFE.
Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Miriam Clark, Manhattan, and Hania Hower, Blue Springs, Mo.; two sons, Peter Shaheed, Lawrence, and George Shaheed, Manhattan; a half-brother, Ried Abdel Shaheed, Vancouver, B.C., Canada; and five grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home in Manhattan. Burial will follow in Sunrise Cemetery in Manhattan.
Memorials can be made to the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill in care of the funeral home. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. [Posted Dec. 1, 1998]

Wilma P. Davis
Wilma P. Davis, Alma, died at her home Monday. Services are pending and will be announced later by R.J. Evans-Gentry Funeral Home in Alma.[Posted Dec. 1, 1998]

Gail Frey
Gail Frey, 92, Manhattan, a former resident of Riley, died Monday at Mercy Health Center in Manhattan.
She was born Oct. 20, 1906 at American Falls, Idaho, the daughter of Otto and Carrie Jane (White) McAninch. Mrs. Frey received a bachelor's degree in music education from Kansas State University, and had been a classroom teacher and music teacher in several different schools in Riley and Clay counties.
She was a member of the Riley Presbyterian Church, a 50-year member of the Order of Eastern Star, and a member of the Riley American Legion Auxiliary.
She was married June 10, 1933 to Donald A. Frey. He preceded her in death on Jan. 12, 1989. She also was preceded in death by a brother, Robert McAninch, and a sister, Gelene Shenk.
Survivors include a son, David Frey and wife Patricia, of Wamego; a daughter, Rev. Donna Frey DeCou and husband Robert, of Seattle, Wash.; two sisters, Carrie Ann Allen, of Sequim, Wash., and Hazel Reese, Manhattan; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Riley Presbyterian Church in Riley with Rev. Margaret Wooten officiating. Burial will be in Riley Cemetery. Friends may call anytime at Holmes-Pfeifley Funeral Home in Riley.
Memorials can be made to Riley Presbyterian Church. [Posted Dec. 1, 1998]

Annabelle Harvey
Annabelle Harvey, 93, Leonardville, died Monday at Leonardville Nursing Home in Leonardville.
She was born Oct. 12, 1905 in Walsburg, the daughter of Albert and Jenny (Pelischek) Isaacson. She was a domestic cook and housekeeper, and had worked for the J.C. Penney Company in Santa Monica, Calif. She was a member of Faith Tabernacle in West Los Angeles, Calif. She married John Harvey. He preceded her in death on March 12, 1979.
Survivors include a daughter, Janet Harvey, Burbank, Calif.; a stepson, Ed Harvey, Malibu, Calif.; a stepdaughter, Vicky Harvey Bye, West Los Angeles; and six grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Walsburg Lutheran Church, northeast of Leonardville, with Rev. Jeffery L. Carpenter officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, northeast of Randolph. Friends may call anytime at Holmes-Pfeifley Funeral Home in Riley.

Alice Elizabeth (Grandfield) Manuel
Alice Elizabeth (Grandfield) Manuels, 78, Manhattan, died Sunday at Mercy Health Center in Manhattan.
She was born May 26, 1920 in Maize, the daughter of Edwin H. and Jessie B. (Kiser) Grandfield.
Mrs. Manuel had been a Manhattan resident since 1935, and was a graduate of Manhattan High School. She attended Kansas State University and later after her family was grown, returned to earn her bachelor's degree in home economics, graduating in 1976. Mrs. Manuel was a homemaker.
She was an active member of First United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women and was a Sunday school teacher. Other memberships include the Konza Prairie Quilters Guild, Deep Creek Needle Club, WTL Club, former volunteer for both Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, Riley County Seniors' Service Center volunteer, KSU Social Club, Bridge Clubs and the Manhattan Day Care, of which she was on the board of directors. Mrs. Manuel also was an avid KSU sports fan and loved attending all the games.
On May 26, 1941, in Manhattan, she was married to Milton L. Manuel. He survives of the home. Other survivors include two daughters, Maureen Hemphill and her husband Andy, of Kansas City, Mo., and Mona Culver and her husband Jim, of Tarkjo, Mo.; a son, Kent Manuel and his wife Bonnie, of O'Fallon, Ill.; two sisters, Twylah (Grandfield) Mader of Shenandoah Junction, W.V., and Ora Mac (Grandfield) Kirkendall, Manhattan; a brother, Keith Grandfield, Ogden Dunes, Ind.; nine grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Manuel was preceded in death by a daughter, Onita Faye Manuel, who died at birth in 1943.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church in Manhattan, with Rev. Jim Reed and Rev. Frank Pritz officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church.
Memorials can be made to First United Methodist Church in care of Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home in Manhattan. [Posted Dec. 1, 1998]

Geraldine Kay "Geri" Walker
Geraldine Kay "Geri" Walker, 50, Manhattan, died Feb. 8, 1999 at her home following a 10-year struggle with cancer.
She was born Oct. 29, 1948 in Denver, Colo., the daughter of Gerald Eugene and Ines Mae (Holtzclaw) Summers. She grew up on a farm near Byers, Colo. and graduated from Byers High School in 1966. She had lived in Fort Collins, Colo., and then Ulysses for 22 years before moving to Manhattan in 1993.
Mrs. Walker attended Colorado State University. She was a homemaker and was a substitute teacher in Ulysses for several years. She most recently owned and operated Confetti's Party Shop with her husband, Terry.
Mrs. Walker attended Westview Community Church, and was a Sunday school teacher for many years and also helped with church youth groups in Ulysses. She had also been active with 4-H while her children were young. She collected stamps and angels, and enjoyed gardening and cooking.
She participated with the Mrs. Kansas Pageant and was second runner-up in the 1990 pageant. She had also been the traveling companion of Miss Southwest Kansas for three years.
On June 23, 1968 in Denver, she was married to Terry P. Walker. He survives of the home. Other survivors include her mother, Ines M. Summers, Byers; three sons, Troy P. Walker and his wife Shonda, Marion, Matthew B. Walker and his wife Sara, Mountain Home, Ark., and Adam G. Walker of the home; four sisters, Imogene Musso, Thornton, Colo., Susan McCoy, Yuma, Colo., Pamela Ochsner, Colorado Springs, Colo., and Lori Summers, Bennett, Colo.; and two grandchildren, Celeste and Izak Walker, both of Marion.
The family of Mrs. Walker will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home in Manhattan. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Westview Community Church in Manhattan with Pastor Dave Thompson officiating. Burial will follow in Sunrise Cemetery in Manhattan.
Memorials can be made to the Geri Walker Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home.

Violet M. Hodges
Private inurnment services for Violet M. Hodges, 88, formerly of St. George, are planned with burial in St. George Cemetery.
Mrs. Hodges died Jan. 26, 2000 in Linn, Mo. She was born Feb. 15, 1911 in Owens Mill, Mo. She married Edwin M. Hodges on July 25, 1942 in Neosho, Mo. They owned and operated the Arena Roller Rink in Barberton, Ohio until their retirement in 1981. They returned to her husband's hometown of St. George in 1981 and lived there until his death in 1987.
Survivors include many nieces and nephews.
Memorials can be made to the charity or organization of the donor's choice and may be left in care of Stewart Funeral Home of Wamego.

Elnore Rybolt
Elnore Rybolt, 87, Lenexa, passed away May 9, 2000, at Lakeview Village in Lenexa.
She was born Dec. 24, 1912, in Bonner Springs, the daughter of George and Gussie (Haffner) Peters.
She had lived in Johnson County since 1939, and was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Olathe where she was very active in Ladies Circle, and Bible study groups. She grew up in Kansas City and attended Central High School. She graduated from Kansas City Teacher's College in 1933 and began her teaching career in the KC school district. On April 22, 1939, she married Dean Rybolt; they moved to Olathe where they raised Black Angus cattle. When her children were in school she returned to teaching in 1959, and taught kindergarten in the Shawnee Mission and Olathe school districts until her retirement in 1971. She was a member of chapter HL PEO and did volunteer work at Havencroft and Broughm elementary schools, the church office and the hospital gift shop. She was also active in the Oxford Homemakers Extension Unit, and played in several bridge groups.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dean, who passed away May 13, 1984. Survivors include one son, Gary Rybolt and his wife Kathy of Mesquite, Texas; one daughter, Deanna Moeder and her husband Larry of Manhattan; one granddaughter, Leanna Wartburg and husband Mikey of Mesquite, Texas; two grandsons, Dean Rybolt, Pompano Beach, Fla., and Paul Rybolt, Mesquite, Texas; one great-grandson, Michael Wartburg; and many nieces, nephews and lifelong treasured friends.
Memorial services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 13, 2000, at Grace United Methodist Church on Ridgeview in Olathe. At the family's request, burial services will be private. Memorials can be made to Crossroads Hospice, 12815 87th Parkway, Shawnee Mission, 66215, or the Lakeview Village Foundation, 9100 Park, Lenexa, 66215. W.L. Frye and Son Mortuary and Crematory in Olathe are handing funeral arrangements.

Ruth Elizabeth Stadel
Ruth Elizabeth Stadel, 91, Manhattan, died Tuesday evening, June 6, 2000, at the Stoneybrook Retirement Community where she had been residing in recent months.
She was born on Feb. 14, 1909, at the family home in rural Manhattan, the daughter of Luther S. and Anna A. (Secrest) Parks.
Mrs. Stadel was a lifetime area resident where she was a homemaker. She also was the bookkeeper for the Stadel Motor Company in Manhattan for many years. Mrs. Stadel enjoyed spending time with her family and flower-gardening.
On Aug. 8, 1928, in Junction City, she was married to Clarence H. Stadel. He preceded her in death on May 5, 1983. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Chester and Earl Parks.
She is survived by two daughters, Marie Umscheid and her husband Julius of Flush, and Shirley M. Feightner and her husband Chuck of Overland Park; one brother, Ralph Parks, Manhattan; six grandchildren, Sharon Monaco, Linda Heinrich, Gregg Feightner, Daniel Umscheid, Ruth Ann Pralle, David T. Umscheid; and 19 great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Chapel with Rev. Jim Reed officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Cemetery. Friends may call anytime tonight, all day Friday and until service time on Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials can be made to the Manhattan Community Foundation and may be left in care of the funeral home.
[Posted Sunday, June 18, 2000]

J.W. Turnbow
J.W. "Jack" Turnbow, 75, Wamego, died early Saturday morning at Mercy Health Center in Manhattan.
He was born July, 19, 1924 in Cohoma, Texas, the son of J.A. and Georgia (Moore) Turnbow and had been a longtime Manhattan area resident.
At 18, Mr. Turnbow joined the U.S. Army during World War II, where he became a member of one of the nation's last real cavalry units at Fort Riley. He served in India, China and Burma, and helped train men to handle horses and pack mules.
Following his discharge, he moved to Topeka, where he was employed with Brinks Armored Truck Service, the first in Topeka. He later returned to the military and became a military police officer. He received training for this at the FBI building in Carlisle Pa. After four years as a military police officer, he returned to Topeka, where he worked in the old courthouse, serving warrants. In the early 1960s, he moved to Manhattan, and became an officer with the Manhattan Police Department.
He later served as a bail bondsman, until a disability forced his retirement in 1977.
Mr. Turnbow was a life member of V.F.W. Post 1786 and American Legion Post 17, both of Manhattan. He was also a member of the C.B.I. (China, Burma, and India) Group in Kansas City.
On Aug. 4, 1948, in Topeka, he was married to the former C.I. "Tess" Tessendorf. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include a son, Eldon W. Turnbow and his wife Marla, St. George; two grandsons, Scott Turnbow, Clovis, N.M. and Travis Turnbow, San Antonio Texas; three brothers, John, Marvin and Wayne, and three sisters, Ruth, Idoma and Joyce, all of Texas.
Mr. Turnbow was preceded in death by three brothers and a sister.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Chapel in Manhattan, with the Rev. Frank Pritz officiating.
Interment will follow with full military honors at the Wamego City Cemetery.
A memorial has been established for the national World War II memorial. Contributions may be left in care of the funeral home.
[Posted Sunday, June 18, 2000]

Sierra Catherine Bergmann
Mass of Christian Burial for Sierra Catherine Bergmann, 212, will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Lawrence.
Graveside services will be at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Lillis.
She died Thursday at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo.
She was born Oct. 20, 1997 in Lawrence.
Survivors include her parents, David and Kimberly (Charowhas) Bergmann of the home; grandparents Pete and Linda Charowhas, Manhattan, and Edward and Marjorie Bergmann, Lillis; and great-grandparents Stan and Lillian Kristoff, Englewood, Fla. and Bud Schmedemann, Dwight.
She will lie in state from 3 to 5 p.m. today at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. A parish Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today at the church, and the family will greet friends until 8:30 p.m. following the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Sierra Bergmann Memorial Fund. Contributions may be sent in care of the mortuary.
[Posted Sunday, June 18, 2000]

Constance Helen Chickowsky
Constance Helen Chickowsky died on June 6, 2000 at the age of 92 in Fort Worth, Texas.
A member of the Senior Center Board, she was a charter resident and president of Manhattan's senior high rise council. Community spirited, she supported the building of the senior center, encouraging a place for social interaction and meals.
She was part of the world of work (outside of the home) where co-workers became friends and joined in an ever-widening circle. She initiated the Memorial Day Flag Service, first at the high rise and then at the center, recognizing seniors who served in our armed forces to remember what America is all about.
A member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church, she served as Picture Lady and frequently had breakfast with the children, with her grandsons - volunteered for Meals on Wheels, worked with the "Product Patrol" - a Manhattan Mercury series - assisted university foreign students in learning English, worked with the political candidates and was active in local and state elections.
She served where needed and sought out those in need.
Survivors include daughters, Marilyn Clark, Juneau, Alaska, Caroll Chickowsky, Fort Worth, Texas, and Patricia Cargill, Beaumont, Texas; and five grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held at a later date in Detroit, Mich. Memorials can be made to the local Hospice.
[Posted Sunday, June 18, 2000]

Minnie L. Cunningham
Minnie L. Cunningham, 86, Topeka, died Saturday at the Midland Hospice House.
She was born Aug. 27, 1913 in Manhattan.
Mrs. Cunningham was a member of Purest Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Topeka, the Spalding Club, the Women's Club, the Leisure Club, St. Bridget's Club and AARP, and was a Girl Scout Leader and church volunteer.
She married George J. Cunningham Aug. 23, 1932 in Salina. He preceded her in death July 17, 1992.
Mrs. Cunningham was also preceded in death by a daughter, Judith A. Cunningham in April of 1940, and by two grandsons.
Survivors include three daughters, Patricia C. Schwingle, Concord, Calif., Mary K. Langer, Topeka and JoAnn M. Hadel, Lenexa; two sisters, Opal Wuckowitsch and Kathryn Whitley, both of Manhattan; and seven grandchildren.
Mrs. Cunningham will lie in state after 2 p.m. Monday at the Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home in Topeka A Spalding Club Rosary will be recited at 3 p.m. and a parish Rosary will be recited at 6 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Purest Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Elbo Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Midland Hospice House.
[Posted Sunday, June 18, 2000]

Gwendolyn Betty Farley
Memorial services for Gwendolyn Betty Farley, of Huntington Beach, Calif. will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at College Avenue United Methodist Church.
She died May 20 in Huntington Beach at age 69. She was born Oct. 22, 1930 in St. Johns.
Mrs. Farley was preceded in death by her husband, Maurice E. Farley in 1994, and by a brother, Lyle Batchman.
She is survived by four children, Kay Farley, Manhattan, Gerald Farley, Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., Kathleen Espitallier, Huntington Beach and Timothy Farward, Kalispell, Mont; a brother, Leslie Batchman Jr.; three sisters, Gloria Batchman, Leslie Smith and Sue Allen, and two grandchildren.
Mrs. Farley retired from the Golden West Bookstore.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Gwen Farley Scholarship Fund, C/O CSREF, National Association of College Stores, 500 E. Lorraine, Oberlin, Ohio 44074. Contributions can be brought to church at the time of the service.
[Posted Sunday, June 18, 2000]

Dale R. Wilson
Dale R. Wilson, 83, Russell, died Friday morning at Russell Regional Hospital.
He was born Jan., 1, 1917 in rural Waldo. He was married to Lila M. Harshbarger May 12 1941 in Stockton. He lived his entire life in Waldo, Luray, Paradise and since 1965 in Russell. Mr. Wilson was a farmer and stockman, and also owned and operated an auto-mechanic business.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and the American Legion Post, both of Russell.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; a son, Richard D. Wilson, Russell; a daughter, Carolyn Lea Funk, Manhattan; two grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Pohlman's Funeral Chapel in Russell, with the Rev. Glenn Tombaugh officiating.
Interment will be at the Russell City Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday and from 9 a.m. until service time Tuesday at the mortuary.
A memorial has been established for Trinity United Methodist Church. Contributions may be left in care of the mortuary.
[Posted Sunday, June 18, 2000]

Lillie May Rousch
Lillie May Rousch, 88, Blue Rapids, Died Saturday at Blue Rapids Nursing Home.
Service times and complete obituary information are pending with the Terry Chapel and Funeral Home of Blue Rapids.
[Posted Sunday, June 18, 2000]


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