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1 May 2009

Guenther, Terri Lee (Tooley) died 4/26/2009 at Hays, KS, buried at Fontana Cemetery, Fontana, KS
Parents: Jerry and Mary Tooley
Relatives: Timothy Guenther - son, Rachel Brown - daughter, Matthew Guenther - son
death notice published on the Miami County Weekend Edition web site on 5/1/2009

Rhea, Ruth Agnes (Garner) born 1/31/1913 at Drexel, MO and died 4/27/2009 at Paola, KS, buried at Paola Cemetery, Paola, KS
Parents: Ulysses Grant Garner and Caroline Haefner Garner
Spouse(s): John Lyman Rhea Sr. (m 31 Dec 1938 Paola, KS)
Relatives: John Lyman Rhea - son, Lois Ann Higgins - daughter, eight grandchildren - unnamed, twelve great-grandchildren - unnamed
obituary published on the Miami County Weekend Edition web site on 5/1/2009

6 May 2009

Bonner, Mary Lorraine (Bauer) born 1/28/1941 at Baltimore, MD and died 4/30/2009 at Osawatomie, KS, buried at Holy Cross Cemetery, Paola, KS
Parents: Joseph and Evelyn Bauer
Spouse(s): Thomas G. Bonner (m 21 Dec 1965 Sykesville, MD)
Relatives: Stephanie Bonner - daughter, Gary Bonner - son, Laura Waltrip - daughter, five grandchildren -unnamed
obituary published on the Louisburg Herald, Miami County Republic and Osawatomie Graphic web sites on 5/6/2009

Boyett, Woodrow Jones born 11/29/1920 at Henson Springs, AL and died 4/29/2009 at Osawatomie, KS, buried at Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, KS
Parents: Howard and Effie Boyett
Relatives: Ron Boyett - son, Linda Greeve - daughter, Richard Boyett - son, Anita Boyett-Voke - daughter, Randy Boyett - son
obituary published on the Osawatomie Graphic web site on 5/6/2009

Buzzard, Shirley E (Montgomery) born 9/14/1930 at Milan, MO and died 5/2/2009 at Olathe, KS, buried at Foster Cemetery, New Hampton, MO
Parents: William Glenn and Marvaline Reece Montgomery
Spouse(s): Reuben Buzzard Jr. (d 1967)
Relatives: Michael Buzzard - son, Frieda Montgomery - sister, Billy Montgomery - brother, Monty Buzzard - son, Marty Buzzard - son, Mona Mull - daughter, two grandchildren - unnamed, Robert Montgomery - brother
obituary published on the Miami County Republic web site on 5/6/2009

Guenther, Terri Lee (Tooley) born 11/3/1957 at Paola, KS and died 4/26/2009 at Hays, KS, buried at Fontana Cemetery
Parents: Jerry Glen and Mary Margaret McClintock Tooley
Spouse(s): Kurt Girard Joseph Guenther (m 17 Mar 1978 Fontana, KS; div 9 Mar 1993)
Relatives: Timothy Guenther - son, Matthew Guenther - son, Rachel Brown - daughter, Steve Tooley - brother, Janet Green - sister, three grandchildren - unnamed
obituary published on the Louisburg Herald, Miami County Republic and Osawatomie Graphic web sites on 5/6/2009

Norris, Walter Eugene "Gene born 8/14/1929 at Independence, MO and died 5/1/2009 at Louisburg, KS, buried at Louisburg Cemetery, Louisburg, KS
Parents: Glen W. and Hazel M. Himes Norris
Spouse(s): Virginia Renner (m 17 Sep 1950 Louiburg, KS)
Relatives: Janice Norris - daughter, Jennifer Mallory-Stewart - daughter, Glenna Norris - daughter, five grandsons - unnamed (1 died 2 Apr 1996), three great-grandchildren - unnamed
obituary published on the Louisburg Herald, Miami County Republic and Osawatomie Graphic web sites on 5/6/2009

Prothe, Damon William born 12/31/1020 at Miami Co, KS and died 5/3/2009 at Paola, KS, buried at Block Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Block, KS
Parents: Herman and Nora Ohlmeier Prothe
Spouse(s): Ione Lois Miller (m 12/29/1946 Netawaka, KS)
Relatives: Irma Prothe Debrick - sister, Rolland Prothe - son, Phyllis Trickett, - daughter, Janice Cook - daughter, Leslie Prothe - son, Keith Prothe - son, Marcia Prothe - daughter, 14 grandchildren - unnamed, 19 great-grandchildren - unnamed
obituary published on the Louisburg Herald, Miami County Republic and Osawatomie Graphic web sites on 5/6/2009

Ross, Helen (DeHart) born 7/23/1926 at Osawatomie, KS and died 4/30/2009 at Paola, KS
Parents: Frederick Alfred and Pearl Ethel Innes DeHart
Spouse(s): Ralph M. Ross (m 28 Jun 1947 Paola, KS; div 1975)
Relatives: Jack DeHart - brother, one sister Peggy DeHart - sister, Jimmy Ray Ross - son, Linda Marie Stevens - daughter, Betty Miller - sister, Nina Evert - sister, four grandchildren - unnamed, one great-grandchild - unnamed
obituary published on the Miami County Republic web site on 5/6/2009

Staten, Donald Ernest born 11/2/1932 at , and died 4/29/2009 at , , buried at Pleasant Valley Cemetery
Spouse(s): Mina Staten - first wife, Karon Staten - second wife (m 33 years)
Relatives: Philip Staten - brother, Alice Staten - sister, onnie Staten Jr. - son, Dale Staten - son, Sarah Staten - daughter, Jeff Staten - son, one grandson - unnamed, Jeanie Janssen - sister, Rosalie Lowe - sister
obituary published on the Louisburg Herald and Miami County Republic web sites on 5/6/2009

8 May 2009

Kratzer, Barbara A ( ) died 5/5/2009 at Olathe, KS, buried at Holy Angels Cemetery, Garnett, KS
Spouse(s): Joe Katzer
Relatives: Angela Marie Plumb - daughter, Rita Jean Williams - daughter, Sharon L. Wiley - daughter, Margaret ÒPeggy" Gardner - sister, ten grandchildren - unnamed
death notice published on the Miami County Weekend Edition web site on 5/8/2009

Morgan, Joan E (Cox) born 1/16/1932 at Wellsville, KS and died 5/5/2009 at Kansas City, MO, buried at Wellsville Cemetery, Wellsville, KS
Parents: Ora and Mettie Crist Cox
Spouse(s): Jack Morgan (m 25 Jun 1948 Paola, KS)
Relatives: Wilbur Cox - brother, Thirston Cox - brother, Clifford Cox - brother, Bruce Morgan - son, Richard Morgan - son, Kenny Morgan - son, Jackie Ruiz - daughter, Dona Ponsness - sister, 19 grandchildren - unnamed, 18 great-grandchildren - unnamed
obituary published on the Miami County Weekend Edition (KS) web site on 5/8/2009

13 May 2009

Case, Richard "Chad" born 3/23/1977 at Iredell Co, NC and died 5/6/2009 at La Cygne, KS, buried at Greenwood Cemetery, Loxley, AL
Parents: Terry Case - father, Vonnie Case Ryals - mother, Willard Ryals - stepfather
Spouse(s): Lori Gutierrez (m 1 Aug 2008)
Relatives: Amanda Williams - sister, Tiwanna Hoitt - sister, Tonya Compton - sister, Amy Gregory - sister, Angela Parsons - sister, Jennifer Wilcox - sister, Jessica Wilcox - sister
obituary published on the Osawatomie Graphic web site on 5/13/2009

Gilmore, Carol Faye (Baker) [Edwards] born 12/9/1937 at Tarboro, NC and died 4/28/2009 at Louisburg, KS
Spouse(s): John O. Gilmore Jr.
Relatives: Denise Book - daughter, Curtis Edwards - son, Erin Kay Edwards - granddaughter
obituary published on the Louisburg Herald web site on 5/13/2009

Luedke, Robert Justin born 5/28/1917 at Scott City, KS and died 5/6/2009 at Colony, KS, buried at Colony Cemetery, Colony, KS
Parents: Charles and Estella Niswonger Luedke
Spouse(s): Ruth E. Finley (m 12 Sep 1942 Pittsburg, KS)
Relatives: Gary Luedke - son, Clara Luedke - sister, Leslie Luedke - brother, Ron Luedke - son, Jerry Luedke - son, Glen Luedke - son, Joyce Collins - daughter, 12 grandchildren - unnamed, 7 great grandchildren - unnamed, Doris Finley - sister, Kenneth Luedke - brother, Keith Luedke - brother, Wayne Luedke - brother, Norman Luedke - brother, Morris Luedke - brother, Stanley Luedke - brother
obituary published on the Osawatomie Graphic web site on 5/13/2009

Lutzow, Wayne H born 4/14/1944 at Chicago, IL and died 5/7/2009 at Olathe, KS
Spouse(s): Jan Lutzow
Relatives: Bob Lutzow - brother, Lorraine Carberry - sister, Vivian Barille - sister, Christy Zahnter - step-daughter, three grandchildren - unnamed, Beverly Dusing - sister
obituary published on the Miami County Republic web site on 5/13/2009

Obermeier, Wesley Wayne born 10/5/1935 at La Cygne, KS and died 5/6/2009 at Hot Springs Village, AR, buried at CedarVale Cemetery
Parents: Frederic K. Obermeier and Jesse Mae Cook Obermeier
Spouse(s): Leona Carole Longley Obermeier
Relatives: Karen Block - sister, Wesley Wayne Obermeier Jr. - son, Gregory Duane Obermeier - son, Sheryl Leona Linville - daughter, Frederic Obermeier Jr. - brother, Roger Carl Obermeier - brother, Oona Woodhead - sister, three grandchildren - unnamed, 1 great-grandchild - unnamed
obituary published on the Miami County Republic (KS) on 5/13/2009

Salomon, Lucia Ann (Naylor) born 3/30/1949 at Paola, KS and died 5/5/2009 at Overland Park, KS, buried at Osawatomie Cemetery, Osawatomie, KS
Parents: Delbert William and Frances Earlene Hanlin Naylor
Spouse(s): Jim Salomon (m 1974 Wichita, KS; div 1996)
Relatives: Lindsay Salomon - daughter, Stephanie Newland - daughter, Crysta Snow - daughter, Steven Naylor - brother
obituary published on the Miami County Republic and Osawatomie Graphic on 5/13/2009

Stifter, Frank William born 7/16/1914 at Kansas City, MO and died 5/7/2009 at Garnett, KS, buried at St. JohnÕs Cemetery, Greeley, KS
Parents: Frank and Catherine Sokel Stifter
Spouse(s): Rosemarie Hastert (m 18 Nov 1941 Lawrence, KS)
Relatives: Dennis Stifter - son, Fred "Fritz" Stifter - brother, Ed Stifter - son, Roy Stifter - son, Danny Stifer - son, John Stifter - son, Kay Pedrow - daughter, Connie Wittman - daughter, Rita Hughes - daughter, Dorothy Morrell - daughter, Mary Jo Stifter - daughter, Theresa Dalton - sister, 22 grandchildren - unnamed, 33 great-grandchildren - unnamed, 1 great-great-grandson - unnamed
obituary published on the Miami County Republic and Osawatomie Graphic web sites on 5/13/2009

Windler, Virgil E died 5/7/2009 at Garden City, MO
Parents: Lawrence and Mildred Koelsch Windler
Relatives: Laura Ohlmeier - aunt
death notice published on the Miami County Republic (KS) web site on 5/13/2009

15 May 2009

Lilly, Shirley Sue died 5/10/2009 at Osawatomie, KS
death notice published on the Miami County Weekend Edition web site on 5/15/2009

Whitney, Wallace H born 7/9/1921 at Spring Hill, KS and died 5/12/2009 at Louisburg, KS, buried at Louisburg Cemetery, Louisburg, KS
Parents: Herman and Jesse Anna McDaniel Whitney
Spouse(s): Mary Frances Boyd (m 20 Mar 1944 Spring Hill, KS)
Relatives: Mary Rarick - sister, Bill Whitney - brother, Eloise Whitney - sister, Wallace Witney Jr. - son (d 11 Feb 2009), Norman Whitney - son, John Whitney - son, Beatrice Barlow - suster
obituary published on the Miami County Weekend Edition web site on 5/13/2009

20 May 2009

Benjamin, Douglas Leon born 4/6/1928 at Garnett, KS and died 5/15/2009 at Overland Park, KS, buried at Garnett Cemetery, Garnett, KS
Parents: Homer and Alice Hartman Benjamin
Spouse(s): Dorothy Owens (m 1 Jun 1952)
Relatives: Lucille Hardman - sister, Leonard Benjamin - brother
obituary published on the Osawatomie Graphic web site on 5/20/2009

Hackathorn, Ernest Lee died 5/14/2009 at Osawatomie, KS
death notice published on the Osawatomie Graphic web site on 5/20/2009

Jones, Gary Leonard died 5/10/2009 at Fort Scott, KS
Relatives: Joseph E. Jones - son, Janice M. Jones - daughter, Vince Jones - brother, Wendell Jones - brother, Sharon Kenocke - sister, Roxy West - sister
death notice published on the Louisburg Herald and Osawatomie Graphic web sites on 5/20/2009

Saunders, Robert K Sr born 6/6/1925 at Springfield, MO and died 5/13/2009 at Linn Valley, KS, buried at Holy Cross Cemetery, Paola, KS
Parents: Joseph and Hettie Smith Saunders
Spouse(s): Inez I. Hillyer (m 17 Jan 1947 Olathe, KS; d 1984; 2 sons); Phyllis Krause (m 17 Jan 1986)
Relatives: Lulu Saunders - sister, Helen Saunders - sister, Viola Saunders - sister, Marie Saunders - sister, Maxine Saunders - sister, Charlie Saunders - brother, Bill Saunders - brother, Frank Saunders - brother, Robert Saunders Jr. - son, Mark A. Saunders - son, Vince Krause - stepson, Chad Krause - stepson, five grandchildren - unnamed, one great-granddaughter - unnamed, Henry Saunders - brother
obituary published on the Louisburg Herald and Miami County Republic web sites on 5/20/2009

Saunders, Robert K Sr born 6/6/1925 at Springfield, MO and died 5/13/2009 at Linn Valley, KS, buried at Holy Cross Cemetery, Paola, KS
Parents: Joseph and Hettie Smith Saunders
Spouse(s): Inez I. Hillyer (m 17 Jan 1947 Olathe, KS; d 1984; 2 sons); Phyllis Krause (m 17 Jan 1986)
Relatives: Lulu Saunders - sister, Helen Saunders - sister, Viola Saunders - sister, Marie Saunders - sister, Maxine Saunders - sister, Charlie Saunders - brother, Bill Saunders - brother, Frank Saunders - brother, Robert Saunders Jr. - son, Mark A. Saunders - son, Vince Krause - stepson, Chad Krause - stepson, five grandchildren - unnamed, one great-granddaughter - unnamed, Henry Saunders - brother
obituary published on the Osawatomie Graphic, Miami County Republic (KS) and Osawatomie Graphic (KS) web sites on 5/20/2009

Waterman-Miner, Ginny born 3/2/1958 at Kansas City, KS and died 4/21/2009 at Waco, TX
Parents: Frank R. Waterman - father, Shirley Robinson Waterman Watson - mother, Harold Watson - step-father
Relatives: Frank R. Waterman III - son, Laurie Mills - sister, Shawn Sherry - sister, Christie Storey - sister
obituary published on the Miami County Republic (KS) and Osawatomie Graphic (KS) web sites on 5/20/2009

22 May 2009

Bresee, William "Bill" born 1/2/1962 and died 5/19/2009 at Fontana, KS
Parents: Ruth and Carl Bresee
Spouse(s): Rita Bresee
Relatives: Sarah McHorney - daughter, William Bresee - son, four grandchildren -unnamed, Randy Bresee - brother, Mark Bresee - brother, Sherry Sanders - sister, Hattie Miller - sister, Pam Tackett - sister
obituary published on the Miami County Weekend Edition web site on 5/22/2009

Brock, Owen Keith born 12/17/1934 at Harper Co, OK and died 5/18/2009 at Louisburg, KS, buried at Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian, MO
Parents: Laura Hamilton Brock and Robert William Brock
Spouse(s): Leora Mary Beeman (m 4 Jun 1959 Drexel, MO)
Relatives: Pearl J. Brock - brother, Leonard Brock - brother, Basil Brock - brother, Howard Brock - brother, two brothers - unnamed, three sisters - unnamed
obituary published on the Miami County Weekend Edition web site on 5/22/2009

Brown, A E "Brownie" Jr born 1/28/1925 at Rich Hill, MO and died 5/18/2009 at Olathe, KS, buried at Fort Scott National Cemetery, Fort Scott, KS
Parents: A. E. Brown Sr. and Etta Day Woodfin Brown
Spouse(s): Ethel Goins (m 22 Oct 1943 NV)
Relatives: Terry Brown - son, Donna Bruner - daughter, Bernice Wood - sister, five grandchildren - unnamed, four great-grandchildren - unnamed, two brothers - unnamed, four sisters - unnamed
obituary published on the Miami County Weekend Edition web site on 5/22/2009

Harvey, Edith Rose (Fort) born 2/1/1925 at La Cygne, KS and died 5/18/2009 at Osawatomie, KS, buried at Elm Grove Cemetery, Cadmus, KS
Parents: Arthur Clement and Emma Grace Smith Fort
Spouse(s): Fred Harvey (m 20 May 1944; div)
Relatives: John E. Harvey - son, Clement ÒBud" Fort - brother (d WW II), Harvey Fort - brother, Richard Fort - brother, Billie Fort - brother, Thelma Hewitt - sister, Katherine Conner - sister, Helen Houston - sister, Janet Hetzer - daughter, Donna Cushing - daughter, seven grandchildren- unnamed, ten great-grandchildren - unnamed, Hazel Lile - sister, Betty Oberhiede - sister
obituary published on the Miami County Weekend Edition web site on 5/22/2009

Murrow, Alice May died 5/20/2009 at Ottawa, KS, buried at Sunny Slope Cemetery, Blue Mound, KS
death notice published on the Miami County Weekend Edition web site on 5/22/2009

Rinehart, Robert D born 2/20/1941 at Humboldt, KS and died 5/20/2009 at Kansas City, KS, buried at Fort Scott National Cemetery, Fort Scott, KS
Parents: Albert Lee and Mary Frances Williams Rinehart
Spouse(s): Lora Richardson (m 16 Jul 1966 Kansas City, KS)
Relatives: Terri Rinehart - daughter (d Oct 1986), Albert Rinehart - brother, Richard Rinehart - brother, Betty Wilson - sister, Mendy Durham - daughter, Andra Taylor - daughter, two grandsons - unnamed, Jim Rinehart - brother
obituary published on the Miami County Weekend Edition web site on 5/22/2009

27 May 2009

Downs, Gracie Marrie born 5/19/2009 at Drexel, MO and died 5/19/2009 at Drexel, MO
Parents: Eric and Molly Downs
Relatives: Sandra Whalen - grandmother, Margaret Powlas - great-grandmother, Elmer Downs - great-grandfather, Whalen Downs - brother, Kenny Downs - brother, Abby Downs - sister, Katie Downs - sister, McCartney Downs - sister, Mike Downs - grandfather, Mike Whalen - grandfather, Jan Woods - grandmother, Elsie Downs - great-grandmother, Ken Powlas - great-grandfather
obituary published on the Louisburg Herald (KS), Miami County Republic (KS) and Osawatomie Graphic web sites on 5/27/2009

Hruska, Ethel B (Abney) born 2/19/1915 at Louisburg, KS and died 5/20/2009 at Overland Park, KS, buried at Osawatomie Cemetery, Osawatomie, KS
Parents: Charles A. and Margaret Boyd Abney
Spouse(s): Frank Hruska (m 25 Dec 1938 Paola, KS)
Relatives: John Delbert Abney - brother, William Gloyd Abney - brother, Benjamin Charles Abney - brother, Merle Oliver Abney - brother, Cheri Ross - foster daughter
obituary published on the Louisburg Herald, Miami County Republic and Osawatomie Graphic web sites on 5/27/2009

Russell, Carl Eugene born 8/11/1935 at Osawatomie, KS and died 5/22/2009 at Paola, KS, buried at Osawatomie Cemetery, Osawatomie, KS
Parents: George Tyler Russell and Ollie Katherine Wingfield
Spouse(s): Nola Stanchfield (m 11 May 1977)
Relatives: Richard Russell - brother, Obidiah Russell - brother, Harold Russell - brother, Raymond Russell - brother, Roy Pinneo - brother, Betty Hendrickson - sister, Doris Jean Prosser - sister, daughters, Carla Bivins - daughter, Kathy Tracy - daughter, Judy Cross - daughter, Ty Russell - son, Tracy Russell - son, Mary Ellen Dick - sister, Charles Pinneo - brother
obituary published on the Louisburg Herald, Miami County Republic and Osawatomie Graphic web sites on 5/27/2009

West, Marian E (Hoover) born 9/7/1931 at Miami Co, KS and died 5/21/2009 at Drexel, MO, buried at New Lancaster Cemetery, New Lancaster, KS
Parents: Thoburn T. and Marjorie Benson Hoover
Relatives: Charles Hoover - brother (d 1984), Steven West - son
obituary published on the Louisburg Herald (KS) web site on 5/27/2009

West, Marian E (Hoover) born 9/7/1931 at Miami Co, KS and died 5/21/2009 at Drexel, MO, buried at New Lancaster Cemetery, New Lancaster, KS
Parents: Thoburn T. and Marjorie Benson Hoover
Relatives: Charles Hoover - brother (d 1984), Steven West - son
obituary published on the Miami County Republic web site on 5/27/2009

29 May 2009

Crowl, Joyce Dee (Davis) born 9/1/1944 at Ogden, UT and died 5/26/2009 at Olathe, KS
Parents: Edward and Ella Holt Davis
Spouse(s): Leland Kenneth Crowl
Relatives: Edwina Sue Moore - sister, Mary Allen - sister, William Powell Davis - brother, Cecil Junior Stacey - brother, Judy Dee Nighswonger - daughter, Leland Scott Crowl - son,Robert Allen Crowl - son, Judy Lee Overcash - twin sister, Myrna Kay Hoffman - sister, three grandchildren - unnamed
obituary published on the Miami County Weekend Edition web site on 5/29/2009

Moorman, Orrell Austin "Bud" died 5/26/2009 at Louisburg, KS
Spouse(s): Joetta S. Moorman
Relatives: Woodrow Bates - stepson
death notice published on the Miami County Weekend Edition web site on 5/29/2009

Nickell, Velda D (Black) born 5/17/1928 at Fulton, KS and died 5/26/2009 at Louisburg, KS, buried at Prescott Cemetery, Prescott, KS
Parents: Harry and Hazel Purviance Black
Spouse(s): Clyde Robert "Bob" Nickell
Relatives: Kenneth Black - brother, Connie Miller - daughter, Carol Sullivan - daughter, Daryl Nickell - son, eight grandchildren - unnamed
obituary published on the Miami County Weekend Edition web site on 5/29/2009

Volland, Nedra Evelyn (Dennerline) [Emmart] born 3/6/1922 at Paola, KS and died 5/22/2009 at Gillette, WY, buried at Miami Memorial Garden Cemetery, Paola, KS
Parents: John Edward and Mattie Pearl Endicott Dennerline
Spouse(s): Harold E. Emmart (m Nov 1944; div 1970; 2 children), Harry Volland (m 6 Dec 1975)
Relatives: Eddie Emmart - son (d 1968), Ronnie Emmart - son (d 1977), Neva Mae Gambrellsister, Harry Louis Volland - stepson, Veronica Corlew - stepdaughter, Loretta Caine - stepdaughter, Rebecca Ralston - stepdaughter, Tom Volland - stepson, Deborah Volland - stepdaughter
obituary published on the Miami County Weekend Edition (KS) web site on 5/29/2009

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