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1 April 2011

Massey, Robert "Gary" born 3/15/1934 at Miami County, KS and died 3/30/2011 at Lenexa, KS, buried at Oak Lawn Cemetery, La Cygne, KS
Parents: Walter D. and Fern Hutton Massey
Relatives: Walter Bernard Massey - brother, four nephews, two nieces, four great-nieces and -nephews, four great-great-nieces and -nephews
obituary published on the Miami County Republic Friday Edition website on 4/1/2011

6 April 2011

Benedict, Arlene Catherine (Holtz) [Spalding] born 1/9/1924 at Hoskins Wayne, NE and died 3/25/2011 at Phoenix, AZ
Parents: George William and Ruth Leona Grimm Holtz
Spouse(s): Keith Elliott Spalding
Relatives: Norman Holtz - brother (his wife Lois), Harold Holtz - brother (his wife Patty), Damon Wesley [surname not given] - son, Timmy Lynn [surname not given] - son, Kenneth [surname not given] - son, Daryl [surname not given] - son, Everett [surname not given] - son, Billy [surname not given] - son, Shirley [surname not given] - daughter, Esther [surname not given] - daughter, Valentena [surname not given] - daughter, Robin [surname not given] - daughter, Herbert Holtz - brother, Dorothy Brandt - sister, Alice Kester - sister, 18 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren
obituary published on the Miami County Republic (KS) website on 4/6/2011

McCoy, Nellie (Brewer) born 11/17/2010 at Louisburg, KS and died 3/31/2011 at Osawatomie, KS, buried at Paola Cemetery, Paola, KS
Parents: Thuda Russell and Carrie Nell Wright Brewer
Spouse(s): Buster Murton McCoy
Relatives: Buster McCoy - son, Kenneth McCoy - son, Nellie Louise Brandt - daughter, Harold Eugene McCoy - son, Adelaide Herline Masenthin - daughter, Lester Virgil McCoy - son, 27 grandchildren, Henry Brewer - brother, nine brothers - unnamed, Pauline Mitchell - sister, three sisters - unnamed
obituary published on the Louisburg Herald and Miami County Republic websites on 4/6/2011

Rohrer, Isabel born 2/23/1919 at Stanton Twp, Miami Co, KS and died 3/31/2011 at Osawatomie, KS, buried at Paola Cemetery, Paola, KS
Parents: Frederick E. and Pearle Lane Rohrer.
Relatives: Frederick E. Rohrer, Jr. - brother, Daryl D. Rohrer - brother, Rebecca Rohrer - sister, Helen Barnett - sister, a great-niece.
obituary published on the Miami County Republic and Osawatomie Graphic websites on 4/6/2011

Spire, Fern (Miller) [Rader] born 8/17/1921 at New Lancaster, KS and died 4/3/2011 at Manhattan, KS, buried at Wellsville Cemetery
Parents: George and Lena Ellsworth Miller
Spouse(s): Wilmer Rader (m 17 Nov 1940; d 1985), Ken Spire (m 9 Oct 1989; d 2002)
Relatives: Kathy Rader - daughter, Lola Jones - sister, Leslie E. Rader - son, Gary L. Rader - son, Pamela Kay Monroe - daughter, Mark Spire - step-son, Daune Miller - brother, Kenneth Miller - brother, Beulah Baker - sister, 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren
obituary published on the Miami County Republic website on 4/6/2011

Wittenbrink, Janella Lane (Dever) born 2/16/1950 at Paola, KS and died 3/30/2011 at Olathe, KS
Parents: Rod Dever and Frances Rowzee
Spouse(s): Bill Wittenbrink
Relatives: Carl Wittenbrink - son, Staci Flanagan - daughter (her husband Steve), Lanie Curtis - daughter (her husband Brandon0, Chase Crenshaw, - grandson, Ella Flanagan - granddaughter, Marian Curtis - granddaughter, Ava Curtis - granddaughter, Stella Curtis - granddaughter
obituary published on the Osawatomie Graphic website on 4/6/2011

8 April 2011

Alpert, Carl Ray born 2/17/1925 at Paola, KS and died 4/4/2011 at Olathe, KS
Parents: Ernest W. and Ella M. Hollinger Alpert
Spouse(s): Betty Peckman (m Feb 1952)
Relatives: Blinda Alpert - daughter, Karl Alpert - son, Burl Alpert - brother
obituary published on the Miami County Republic Friday Edition website on 4/8/2011

Eckel, Kurt Bradford born 7/31/1950 at Wichita, KS and died 4/3/2011 at Cleveland, MO
Spouse(s): Kathie Eckel
Relatives: David Richardson - son, one grandson, Diane Selbe - sister, Kris Rauenzahn - sister
obituary published on the Miami County Republic Friday Edition (KS) website on 4/8/2011

Johnston, Donna M (Hensley) [Clark] born 1/20/1934 at Wayne, NE and died 4/4/2011 at Paola, KS
Parents: Cecil and Erma Countryman Hensley
Spouse(s): Donald R. Johnston (m 3 Sep 1993 CA)
Relatives: Dwight Hensley - brother, Darren Clark - son, Donald G. Johnston - step-son, Cindy Campbell - step-daughter, Myla Dunn - sister, one grandchild, one great-grandchild, seven step-grandchildren, six step-great-grandchildren
obituary published on the Miami County Republic Friday Edition website on 4/8/2011

Lathrop, Robert "Bob" born 8/27/1934 at Danbury, CT and died 4/4/2011 at Overland Park, KS, buried at Holy Rosary Cemetery, Wea, KS
Parents: Robert Alvin and Helen Elizabeth Murphy Lathrop
Spouse(s): Cecily McConnell (m 9 Aug 1958 Prairie Village, KS)
Relatives: Helen Mahoney - sister, Tim Lathrop - son, Bob Lathrop - son, Pat Lathrop - son, Kelly Ames - daughter Joan Hamilton - sister, Mary Stewart - sister, nine grandchildren, one great-granddaughter
obituary published on the Miami County Republic Friday Edition website on 4/8/2011

13 April 2011

Day, Phyllis Jean (Day) [Ward, Gates] born 8/27/1933 at Osawatomie, KS and died 4/6/2011 at Kansas City, KS
Parents: Gladys and Clarence Day
Spouse(s): Joseph Ward (m 1954; 1967), Bill Gate (1967; div)
Relatives: Lois Day - sister, Aaron Ward - son, Amy Ward - daughter, Bruce Ward - son, Becky Ward - daughter, eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren
obituary published on the Osawatomie Graphic website on 4/13/2011

Eckel, Kurt Bradford born 7/31/1950 at Wichita, KS and died 4/3/2011 at Cleveland, MO
Spouse(s): Kathie Eckel
Relatives: David Richardson - son, one grandson, Diane Selbe - sister, Kris Rauenzahn - sister
obituary published on the Louisburg Herald (KS) and Miami County Republic (KS) websites on 4/13/2011

Franklin, Margaret M (Davis) born 6/1/1924 at , and died 4/7/2011 at Prescott, KS, buried at Louisburg Cemetery, Louisburg, KS
Parents: Roy M. Davis and Edna Irene Schooling Davis
Spouse(s): Lee Franklin (m 21 Jul 1946 Olathe, KS)
Relatives: William (Billy) Davis - brother, Edward (Buddy) Davis - brother, Dorothy Bowman - sister, Gary Franklin - son, Ricky Franklin - son, Larry Franklin - son, Patti Endecott - daughter, Margarie Nolker - sister, Roy Davis - brother, six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren
obituary published on the Louisburg Herald, Miami County Republic and Osawatomie Graphic websites on 4/13/2011

Hinkle, Claude Henry Jr born 8/10/1930 at Lowry City, MO and died 4/8/2011 at Overland Park, KS
Parents: Claude and Arlie Hinkle
Spouse(s): Joyce Schad (m 1953 Kansas City, MO)
Relatives: Melody Moore - daughter, Barry Hinkle - son, Steven Hinkle - son, CH Hinkle III - son, John Hinkle - son, 17 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren. Herman Hinkle - brother
obituary published on the Louisburg Herald and Miami County Republic websites on 4/13/2011

Lee, Darlene Virginia (Pope) born 7/30/1923 at Paola, KS and died 4/6/2011 at Kansas City, MO, buried at Louisburg Cemetery, Louisburg, KS
Parents: Thelma Bigham and Henry August Pope
Spouse(s): Joseph "Joe" M Lee (m 7 Apr 1940 Somerset, KS; d ca 2000)
Relatives: Pearl Town - sister, August “Bud" Pope - brother, Etta "Peggy" Barden - sister, David Lee - son (his wife Donna), Shirley Knappenberger - daughter (her husband Tom), Cliff Lee - son (his wife Sherry), Cindy Squire - daughter (her husband Mark), 13 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandsons
obituary published on the Louisburg Herald (KS) and Miami County Republic (KS) websites on 4/13/2011

Shaffer, David Loid born 9/29/1921 at Nevada, MO and died 3/28/2011 at Kansas City, MO, buried at Osawatomie Cemetery, Osawatomie, KS
Parents: William Henry and Ethel Lee (Hatten) Shaffer
Spouse(s): Marian Mae Hughes (m 2 Jun 1940 Nevada, MO; d 29 Jul 1998)
Relatives: William Joseph Shaffer - brother, Beatrice West - sister, Bonnie Couch - sister, Edith Quall - sister, Betty Gamble - sister, Mary Howard - sister, Margaret Powell - sister, David Shaffer - son, Bennie Shaffer - son, Bert Shaffer - son, Julia Hurt - daughter, Albert Shaffer - brother, 12 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandchild
obituary published on the Miami County Republic (KS) and Osawatomie Graphic (KS) websites on 4/13/2011

15 April 2011

Ketzner, Mitchell Jerome born 1/31/1958 at St Francis, KS and died 4/3/2011 at Paola, KS, buried at Holy Cross Cemetery, Paola, KS
Parents: James and Peggy Ketzner
Spouse(s): Lisa Williams (m 1983)
Relatives: Lacey Kane - daughter, Tyler Ketzner - son, one granddaughter, Greg Ketzner - brother, Doug Ketzner - brother, Curt Ketzner - brother, Kim Kudlacik - sister, Debbie Ketzner - sister
obituary published on the Miami County Republic Friday Edition website on 4/15/2011

Massey, Robert "Gary" born 3/15/1934 at Miami County, KS and died 3/30/2011 at Lenexa, KS, buried at Oak Lawn Cemetery, La Cygne, KS
Parents: Walter D. and Fern Hutton Massey
Relatives: Walter Bernard Massey - brother, two nieces, four great-nieces and -nephews, four great-great-nieces and -nephews
obituary published on the Miami County Republic Friday Edition website on 4/15/2011

Schuman, Thomas Bradley "Brad" born 5/1/1954 at Clinton, MO and died 4/11/2011 at Paola, KS, buried at Sutton Cemetery, Baldwin, KS
Parents: Theodore Schuman - father, Aletrice Briggs Schuman Downing - mother, Don Downing - stepfather
Spouse(s): Mary Jean Schuman
Relatives: Barbara Dryden - daughter, Angela Hale - daughter, Brenda Eitel - daughter, Belinda McClelland - daughter, Brenna Mcghee - daughter, 15 grandchildren, Jennifer Schuman - sister, Kim Schuman - sister, Pam Schuman - sister, Donita Schuman - sister, Jim Schuman - brother, Greg Schuman - brother
obituary published on the Miami County Republic Friday Edition website on 4/15/2011

20 April 2011

Akers, Doris Louise (Stein) born 3/16/1918 at Valley Falls, KS and died 4/16/2011 at Olathe, KS, buried at Osawatomie Cemetery, Osawatomie, KS
Parents: William Bernard Stein and Anna Kelly Stein
Spouse(s): Lawrence Edward Akers (m 14 Oct 1940 Osawatomie, KS; d 1974)
Relatives: Patrick Lawrence Akers - son, Mary Ann Stewart - daughter, Katherine Newman - daughter, Joan Elizabeth Koup - daughter, one brother, Frank Stein - brother, six brothers - unnamed, Rita Stein - sister, Joan Stein - sister, Judy Reichart - sister, two sisters - unnamed, seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren
obituary published on the Miami County Republic and Osawatomie Graphic websites on 4/20/2011

Hickcox, Robert Floyd died 4/12/2011 at Olathe, KS
Spouse(s): Juanita Hickcox
Relatives: Robert Wayne Hickcox - son, Martha Trunnell - daughter, IBeverly Sylva - daughter, IBarbara Hickcox - daughter, Irene Fetters - sister, seven grandchildren, one great-grandchild
death notice published on the Osawatomie Graphic website on 4/20/2011

Holmberg, Bernice "Blondie" (McKinney) born 7/15/1932 at Osawatomie, KS and died 4/13/2011 at Fremont, NE
Parents: Jess and Hattie Evans McKinney
Spouse(s): Hugo E. Holmberg (m 6 Oct 1961 Fremont, NE; d 19 Jul 2005)
Relatives: Lou McKinney - brother, LD McKinney - brother, Jess McKinney - brother, Francis McKinney - brother, Florence McKinney - sister, Fern McKinney - sister, Emily McKinney - sister, infant son - unnamed, Rose Kuhns - daughter, Eileen Holmberg - daughter, Mark Scott - son, Richard “Sky" Schenck - son, Loreen Hinze - sister, 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren
obituary published on the Osawatomie Graphic (KS) website on 4/20/2011

Kern, Marceline Marie (Shea) born 11/15/1923 at Paola, KS and died 4/13/2011 at Louisburg, KS, buried at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Louisburg, KS
Parents: Charles and Mary Shea
Spouse(s): James L. Kern
Relatives: James L. Kern Jr. - son, Leonard Shea - brother, Gilbert Shea - brother, Edna Karstetter - sister, Janet Trower - daughter, Charles J. Kern - son, Gerald E. Kern - son, five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren
obituary published on the Louisburg Herald website on 4/20/2011

Kohler, Alton Roy born 11/12/1919 at Cheney, KS and died 4/14/2011 at Cheney, KS, buried at Pioneer Cemetery, Cheney, KS
Parents: August and Anna Guetschow Kohler
Spouse(s): Margaret Watson (m 5 Nov 1943 Aberdeen, WA)
Relatives: Chester Kohler - brother, Lloyd Kohler - brother, Elaine Kohler - daughter, Janet Kohler - daughter, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild
obituary published on the Miami County Republic website on 4/20/2011

Maynard, John Edward born 10/10/1929 at , and died 4/13/2011 at Overland Park, KS, buried at Louisburg Cemetery, Louisburg, KS
Parents: Frank E. and Elsie R. Huffman Maynard
Relatives: Paul Maynard - brother, Winfred Maynard - brother, Charley Maynard - brother, Junior Maynard - brother, Irene Spears - sister, Stella Barnes - sister, Alberta Whitaker - sister, Edna Kircher - sister
obituary published on the Louisburg Herald, Miami County Republic and Osawatomie Graphic websites on 4/20/2011

McCoy, Nellie (Brewer) born 11/17/1910 at Louisburg, KS and died 3/31/2011 at Osawatomie, KS, buried at Paola Cemetery, Paola, KS
Parents: Thuda Russell and Carrie Nell Wright Brewer
Spouse(s): Buster Murton McCoy (m 7 Jul 1930 Kansas City, KS)
Relatives: Buster McCoy - son, Kenneth McCoy - son, Nellie Louise Brandt - daughter, Harold Eugene McCoy - son, Adelaide Herline Masenthin - daughter, Lester Virgil McCoy - son, 27 grandchildren, brother, Henry Brewer - brother, nine brothers - unnamed, Pauline Mitchell - sister, three sisters - unnamed
obituary published on the Louisburg Herald and Miami County Republic websites on 4/20/2011

Mitchell, Mildred (Frazier) born 4/30/1922 at Ault, CO and died 4/13/2011 at Paola, KS, buried at Louisburg Cemetery, Louisburg, KS
Parents: Samuel and Bertha Wilkinson Frazier
Spouse(s): Johnie Mitchell (m 22 Oct 1938 Ozark, MO)
Relatives: Leon Mitchell - son, Howard Frazier - brother, Carol Patrick - daughter, Howard Mitchell - son, Margaret Cottrell - daughter, Donnie Mitchell - son, Vinita Willars - daughter, Calvin Mitchell - son, Johnie Mitchell - son, Lonnie Mitchell - son, Marvin Mitchell - son, 17 grandchildren
obituary published on the Miami County Republic website on 4/20/2011

Stanley, T Nancy (Nelson) born 10/21/1923 at Glasco, KS and died 4/6/2011 at Chandler, AZ
Parents: George and Jewell Nelson
Spouse(s): Dr. Rex C. Stanley (m Lawrence, KS)
Relatives: two sisters and two brothers, three daughters, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren
obituary published on the Miami County Republic (KS) website on 4/20/2011

22 April 2011

Belcher, Mary Louise (Kurzweil) born 9/18/1925 at Lee's Summit, MO and died 4/19/2011 at Paola, KS, buried at Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Olathe, KS
Parents: Herman Solomon and Eleanor Efferts Kurzweil
Spouse(s): Robert M. "Bob" Belcher (m 19 Apr 1941 Paola, KS)
Relatives: Gary Dean Belcher - son, Mary Lisa Belcher - daughter, Maxine Kurzweil - sister, Lorene Kurzweil - sister, Judith Elaine James - daughter, Robert Clark Belcher - son, Larry Mitchell Belcher - son, Martin L. Belcher - son, David H. Belcher - son, Bernie I. Belcher - son, John R. Belcher - son, Terrie Louise Rist - daughter, Jim Kurzweil - brother, Harold Kurzweil - brother, Annie Seba - sister, 17 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren
obituary published on the Miami County Republic Friday Edition website on 4/22/2011

27 April 2011

Clark, Marvin B born 12/21/1921 at Wheaton, KS and died 4/20/2011 at Centennial, CO
Parents: John R. and Mabel Brown Clark
Spouse(s): Blanche Larson (m 14 Jan 1945 Beltrami, MN; d 2008)
Relatives: Phyllis Hobbs - sister, Hazel Flinn - sister, John Clark - son, Betsy Murray - daughter, Donna Howard - daughter, Retta Huston - daughter, Jean Parker - sister, 10 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren
obituary published on the Louisburg Herald (KS), Miami County Republic (KS) and Osawatomie Graphic (KS) websites on 4/27/2011

Duethman, Alfred E born 5/19/1921 at Westphalia, KS and died 4/20/2011 at Paola, KS, buried at Holy Cross Cemetery
Parents: Joseph A. and Mary A. Osterholt Duethman
Spouse(s): Rita Mae Ruby (m 13 Feb 1947 Garnett, KS)
Relatives: Joseph Duethman - brother, Theonilla Lutz - sister, Catherine A. Henderson - daughter, Clare March - daughter, Barbara Hohenstein - daughter, Jeanne Kistler - daughter, 13 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, Wilfred Duethman - twin brother, Mary Agnes Drum - sister, Eileen Highburger - sister
obituary published on the Miami County Republic and Osawatomie Graphic websites on 4/27/2011

Stevens, Harold Rex born at Louisburg, KS and died 4/20/2011 at Kansas City, MO, buried at Louisburg Cemetery, Louisburg, KS
Parents: Clifford and Mary Hazel Stevens
Spouse(s): Carol Suess Stevens (m 1966)
Relatives: Jason Stevens - son (his wife Amy), Dea Stevens - daughter, Jakob Werner - grandson, Piper Werner - grandson, Gene Stevens - brother (his wife Bessie), Debbie Blasiar - sister-in-law, Lainie Suess - sister-in-law
obituary published on the Louisburg Herald (KS) website on 4/27/2011

Walters, Patience ( ) born at , and died 4/23/2011 at Micco, FL
Spouse(s): Hugh Walters
Relatives: Chuck Peckman - son-in-law, Rener Trumbly - great-grandson, Lacy Penn - great-granddaughter, Wendy Peckman - daughter, Nancy Aspergren - daughter, Jay Walters - son (his wife T.J. ), Jeffrey Walters - son (his wife Ginger), 7 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren
obituary published on the Miami County Republic (KS) website on 4/27/2011

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