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Tuesday 06/18/2019
Gregory W. “Greg” Peck 1954-2019
Posted: June 18, 2019 - 7:02 pm

Gregory W. “Greg” Peck, 64, of rural Erie, longtime cattle rancher, passed away at 2:03 pm Friday, June 14, 2019 at his home surrounded by his loving family. 

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Monday 06/17/2019
Spencer Fickel 1940-2019
Posted: June 17, 2019 - 9:40 pm

Spencer Fickel died on June 5, 2019, in Gunnison, Colorado. Born near Chanute, Kansas, on May 4, 1940, to Leo F. and Ella Beth (Nichols) Fickel, Spencer lived the life of a farm boy with his sister and brothers. He began his education in a one-room schoolhouse and later graduated from Chanute High School. Spencer completed his undergraduate degree at Pittsburg (KS) State College. Shortly thereafter he moved to Hill City, Kansas, working as a social worker.  

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Bernard L. Waldschmidt 1933-2019
Posted: June 17, 2019 - 9:41 pm

Bernard L. Waldschmidt, 85, of Chanute, passed away Friday, June 14, 2019. Mr. Waldschmidt was born August 1, 1933, in Hays to John G. and Hermenia (Younger) Waldschmidt. He served in the United States Army from 1953 to 1955. He worked for the City of Salina retiring in June of 1995. He married Sylvia J. Leiker on October 27, 1962, at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Salina. 

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Friday 06/14/2019
Randy Allen Simpson 1950-2019
Posted: June 14, 2019 - 7:13 pm

Randy Allen Simpson, 68, passed away on June 10, 2019 at NMRMC in Chanute, KS. He was born November 14, 1950 in Chanute, the son of Carl and Evelyn (Venus) Simpson. He graduated from Chanute High School. On September 23, 1994, he married Mary Perkins in Bartlesville, OK. Randy was a friend to all and will be greatly missed.

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Shawn Steven Koester 1969-2019
Posted: June 14, 2019 - 7:13 pm

Shawn Steven Koester, 49, passed away on June 12, 2019 in Chanute, KS. He was born October 14, 1969 in Chanute, the son of Gene and Sheryl (Tasche) Koester. He graduated from Chanute High School in 1988. On October 3, 1992, he married Denise Westerman in Piqua, KS.

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Death notice: Gregory "Greg" Peck
Updated: June 17, 2019 - 9:42 pm

Gregory W. “Greg” Peck, 64, of Erie, passed away at 2:03 pm Friday, June 14, 2019 at his home. His wife, Susie, survives of the home.

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Wednesday 06/12/2019
Gene Francis Johnson 1927-2019
Posted: June 12, 2019 - 8:00 pm

Gene Francis Johnson, 92, entered into rest with his Lord and Savior at 4:20 am on June 11, 2019 in Chanute, Kansas. He was born on March 7, 1927, in Belleville, KS, the youngest child of Charles Floyd Johnson, Sr., and Donna Pearl (Howell) Johnson.  

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Death notice: Randy Simpson
Posted: June 12, 2019 - 8:01 pm

Randy Alan Simpson, 68. of Altoona, passed away on Monday, June 10, 2019. Cremation has been requested. Full obituary and funeral arrangements will be published at a later date. Online condolences may be left at:  www.countrysidefh.com

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Tuesday 06/11/2019
Don R. Sailors 1928-2019
Posted: June 11, 2019 - 7:38 pm

Don R. Sailors, 91, lifelong Erie area resident, died at 11:13 am Monday, June 10, 2019 at Diversicare of Chanute.  

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Death Notice: Don R. Sailors
Posted: June 11, 2019 - 9:28 am

Don R. Sailors, 91, of Erie, died at 11:13 a.m., Monday, June 10, 2019 at Diversicare of Chanute. His wife, Shirley, survives of the home.

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Lamar E. Whitson, III 1971-2019
Posted: June 11, 2019 - 9:12 am

Lamar E. “LEW” Whitson, III, age 48, of Blue Rapids, Kansas, passed away in a car accident on Friday, May 31, 2019.

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Velva (Johnson) Hall 2019
Posted: June 11, 2019 - 9:09 am

Velva (Johnson) Hall passed away in Chanute on June 7th, 2019. She is survived by her husband Jim Stephens of the home, daughter Cynthia and her husband Roy See of Chanute, son Craig Voigt and wife Sue of Wichita and 2 grandsons. Private burial was held Monday at Toronto Cemetery. Graveside service will be Saturday June 15th at 2:30pm at Toronto Cemetery.

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Karen Kinzer 1941-2019
Updated: June 11, 2019 - 9:04 am

Karen Kinzer, 78 of Chanute passed away June 3, 2019. She was proceeded in death by her husband Robert, both parents, two sisters and one brother. She is survived by her children Kim Rogers and Deborah Rodenberg of Chanute. Robert of Lansing Ks as well as Jeffery and his wife Nicky. She had 10 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren. She was very involved in the Zion Lutheran Church. Her service will be at the Zion Lutheran Church on June 12th at 11:00am. Any monetary funds may be sent to Country Side funeral home or to the Zion Lutheran Church to help with the funeral.

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Charles Jeff McCorkendale 1964-2019
Posted: June 11, 2019 - 9:04 am

Charles Jeff McCorkendale passed away on May 25th 2019 at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center.

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Wednesday 06/05/2019
Woodrow Wayne “Woody” Holland 1924-2019
Posted: June 05, 2019 - 8:50 pm

Woodrow Wayne “Woody” Holland, DVM, 94, of Erie, passed away at 8:40 am Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at Prairie Mission Retirement Village in St. Paul, Kansas. 

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Tuesday 06/04/2019
Robert Eugene Dickerhoof 1963-2019
Posted: June 04, 2019 - 8:52 pm

Robert Eugene Dickerhoof, 56, went to be with his Lord on June 3, 2019 in Chanute KS. Rob was born April 9, 1963 in Modesto, California to George and Dorothy (Thornton) Dickerhoof. Rob moved to Chanute in 1967 with his parents and two siblings. Rob remained in Chanute through his school years and graduated from Chanute High School in 1981. Rob then continued his education in Manhattan, KS and graduated from Kansas State University with a business degree.

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Death notice: Woodrow Wayne “Woodie” Holland
Posted: June 04, 2019 - 8:53 pm

Woodrow Wayne “Woodie” Holland, D.V.M, 94, of Erie, passed away at 8:40 am Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at Prairie Mission Village in St. Paul, Kansas. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Holland. 

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Thursday 05/30/2019
Ronald Wayne Peebles 1936-2019
Posted: May 30, 2019 - 7:18 pm

On May 26, 2019, Ronald Wayne Peebles joined our Heavenly Father. Ron was born August 28, 1936 to Frank and Lois Peebles, joining older brother Lester Lee and followed by younger brother Nathan Ray. He grew up in Houston attending Marshall Junior High, Jefferson Davis High School and University of Houston. Ron married Sherri Uden Peebles in 1983. He liked to say that was the best decision he ever made!

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Wednesday 05/29/2019
Linda Sue Harvey 1947-2019
Posted: May 29, 2019 - 6:22 pm

Linda Sue Harvey, 72, of Benedict, died Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at her home. Linda was born on April 7, 1947 in Elk City, KS the daughter of Howard Franklin and Dorothy Cecil (Ford) Johnson.

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Tuesday 05/28/2019
Warren E. Hazen 1926-2019
Posted: May 28, 2019 - 8:07 pm

Warren E. Hazen, Sr., of Parsons, Kansas, died at 6:25 am Monday, May 27, 2019 in the Prairie Mission Retirement Home in St. Paul, Kansas.

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Bill Reeves 1941-2019
Posted: May 28, 2019 - 8:08 pm

Bill Reeves, 77, Navy veteran, Derby, passed away Saturday, May 25, 2019. He was born November 30, 1941 to Chester and Addie (Showalter) Reeves in Winfield, KS. Bill worked as an Electrical Contractor for Shelley Electric in Chanute, KS. He volunteered his time to help people and was an active member of Hillside Christian Church. Bill enjoyed reading and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

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Monday 05/27/2019
Death notice: Warren Hazen
Posted: May 27, 2019 - 4:29 pm

Warren E. Hazen, Sr., 93, of Parsons, formerly of Erie, died at 6:25 am Monday, May 27, 2019 at the Prairie Mission Retirement Village at St. Paul. Among survivors is his wife, Margie, of the home.  

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Wednesday 05/22/2019
Sharon Elizabeth Broeder 1943-2019
Posted: May 22, 2019 - 7:50 pm

Sharon Elizabeth Broeder, Mansfield, Ohio, formerly of Chanute, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, May 12, 2019. Sharon was born February 28, 1943 in Chicago, Illinois, to Valear (Henry) and Louis Malnassy. She is survived by her husband, Clifford Broeder, of the home and her children, Thomas Broeder of St Louis, MO, Lynne (Shawn) Mack of Oak Park, IL and Stephen Broeder of Columbus, OH. Sharon was a doting and much loved grandmother to Claire and Paige Mack and Madelyn Broeder. She is survived by her sister, Valerie Hopkins and brother, Louis (Kathy) Malnassy, as well as many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and a daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Broeder. 

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Monday 05/20/2019
Ronald Lee Chandler 1938-2019
Posted: May 20, 2019 - 7:37 pm

SALINA – Ronald Lee Chandler, 81, died Saturday, May 18, at Salina Regional Health Center.

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Francine Rosemarie Neyer
Posted: May 20, 2019 - 7:38 pm

Francine Rosemarie Neyer, 72, lost her struggle with cancer on May 12, 2019. She was preceded in death by her parents, siblings and her husband of 47 years, Lt. Commander Ronald C. Neyer, USN (retired). She is survived by her children, Ronald Neyer II and his wife Margaret of Gerard, KS, Leo Neyer, presently on United Arab Emirates, Katrina Neyer of Wales, Cassiopeia Neyer of Wichita, Raymond Neyer of Houston, TX, many grand and great-grand kids, and her brother-in-law Bernard J. Neyer of Chanute, KS.  Her funeral Mass will be held on June 8, 2019 at 11 am at the Church of the Resurrection, 333 Terrace Way, Lakeland, FL. Interment will be alongside her husband’s remains at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Wounded Warrior Foundation.

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Friday 05/17/2019
Melba C. Laetsch 1913-2019
Posted: May 17, 2019 - 8:38 pm

Melba C. Laetsch, 105, of Tucson, AZ, died, May 09, 2019, at Tucson, AZ. She was born December 06, 1913, St. Louis, MO. On January 14, 1939, she married Willis E. Laetsch at St. Louis, MO. She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church, Tucson, AZ.

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Thursday 05/16/2019
Eva Louise Moulton 1928-2019
Posted: May 16, 2019 - 7:51 pm

Just five days after her husband of 71 years went home to be with the Lord, Louise Moulton joined him in glory.

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Wednesday 05/15/2019
Betty E. Yoho 1950-2019
Posted: May 15, 2019 - 8:22 pm

Betty E. Yoho, 68, of Humboldt, KS, passed away on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at Diversicare in Chanute, KS. Betty was born on July 16, 1950 to Carl and Pauline (Madison) Grogan in Iola, KS. She married James Yoho in July of 1975 and they were married for 10 years before he passed away in 1985. She then was with Melvin Steele for over 23 years.  

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Monday 05/13/2019
Fred C. Moulton 1923-2019
Posted: May 13, 2019 - 8:43 pm

“Well done, thou good and faithful servant…enter into the joy of thy Lord.” Matthew 25:21.

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Tuesday 05/07/2019
Ramona Kathleen “Mona” Herder 1940-2019
Posted: May 07, 2019 - 8:18 pm

Ramona Kathleen “Mona” Herder, 78, of Humboldt, KS passed away on May 5, 2019 at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute, KS. She was born on August 2, 1940 to Ernest and Alpha (Huffman) Smith in Independence, KS. She married Gordon Clark Herder on August 21, 1960 in Independence. He preceded her in death on July 3, 1988.

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David James Anderson 1934-2019
Posted: May 07, 2019 - 8:19 pm

David James Anderson, 84, of Arlington, Kansas passed away on May 4, 2019 surrounded by his family.  

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Nadine Mae Winters
Posted: May 07, 2019 - 8:20 pm

Nadine Mae Winters, 98, of Nowata, Okla. passed away 2 pm Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at her home in Nowata. Funeral service will be held at 11 am Saturday, May 11 at Nowata United Methodist Church, 109 West Shawnee Ave., with Pastor Jeffrey Rickman officiating. Arrangements have been entrusted to Benjamin Funeral Service.

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Monday 05/06/2019
Hal V. Davis 1927-2019
Updated: May 06, 2019 - 8:01 pm

Hal V. Davis, 91, passed away on May 2, 2019 at Country Place Senior Living, Chanute, KS. He was born November 17, 1927 in Temple, OK, the only child of Vern and Muriel (Minter) Davis. He grew up in Enid, OK and attended schools there.

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Robert Ray McCready 1930-2019
Posted: May 06, 2019 - 8:02 pm

Robert Ray McCready, 88, of Chanute, KS passed away on May 5, 2019 at Heritage Health Care in Chanute. He was born in Brazilton, KS to Arthur James and Lucy Mae (Johnson) McCready on June 15, 1930. Robert married Leora Louise Swink in Bentonville, AR on June 20, 1949. She preceded him in death on August 25, 2002.

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Lynne Rose Kustanborter 1944-2019
Posted: May 06, 2019 - 8:03 pm

Lynne Rose Kustanborter, 75, of Chanute, KS passed away on May 3, 2019 at University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, KS. She was born on February 23, 1944 to Winfield Raymond and Irene (Rose) Garrison in Logan, UT. She married Jarrell F. “Jerry” Kustanborter in Garden Grove, CA on July 6, 1963. He survives at their home.

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Marion Arthur Bogle 1938-2019
Posted: May 06, 2019 - 8:04 pm

Marion Arthur Bogle, 81, of Wellsville, KS passed away Saturday, May 4, 2019 at the Wellsville Retirement Community. Graveside services will be 11 am Friday, May 10, 2019 at the Altoona Cemetery in Altoona, Kansas. Visitation will be 6-8 pm Thursday, May 9, 2019 at Wilson’s Funeral Home in Wellsville, Kansas. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wellsville Retirement Community Activities Fund in care of Wilson’s, PO Box 486, Wellsville, KS 66092.

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Friday 05/03/2019
Joseph Bonilla Godinez 1927-2019
Updated: May 04, 2019 - 11:52 am

Joseph Bonilla Godinez, 91, died on May 2, 2019 at Diversicare Nursing Facility in Chanute, KS. He was born August 8, 1927 in Chanute, the son of Juan and Henriqietta Bonilla Godinez. He was raised and attended school in Chanute. On September 24, 1949, he married Fidela Quirarte. She survives at their home.

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Thursday 05/02/2019
Robert “Robb” Gary Tucker 1967-2019
Posted: May 02, 2019 - 8:14 pm

Robert “Robb” Gary Tucker, 52, passed away April 26, 2019, in Chanute, Kansas. He was preceded in death by his parents Ronald Gene Tucker and Linda Lee Mitchem Tucker of Chanute, KS.

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Wednesday 05/01/2019
Susan Jeanine Bailey 1949-2019
Updated: May 02, 2019 - 2:03 pm

Susan Jeanine (Coots) Bailey, 69, of Sierra Vista, Arizona, formerly of Chanute, Kansas, passed away on April 27, 2019 in Sierra Vista.

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Tuesday 04/30/2019
Michael Dean Serpan 1944-2019
Posted: April 30, 2019 - 7:58 pm

Michael Dean Serpan, 74, of Chanute, KS, passed away on Sunday, April 28, 2019 at Diversicare of Chanute. He was born on June 22, 1944 to Marvin and Bonnie (Talbot) Serpan in Wichita, KS. He married Delores (Barker) on July 30, 1965 in Chanute. Michael worked at various places such as the Overall Factory, ILC, and Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center. In 1968 he started employment for the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) in Chanute, KS. In 1977, he transferred to KDOT in Wichita, KS, where he retired after 30 years of service as a heavy equipment operator. Michael enjoyed bowling and actually met his wife, Delores in a bowling league. He enjoyed camping, fishing, singing, dancing and spending time with his family. He loved doing jig saw puzzles, and attending sport activities of his children/grandchildren. He loved to go to church and was a member of the Chanute Church Of God In Christ. Michael was a very social person and had a great sense of humor. He loved being active and serving as a Resident Council President at Diversicare.   

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Jack D. Byers 1936-2019
Posted: April 30, 2019 - 7:59 pm

Jack D. Byers, 82, resident of Owasso, OK passed away April 24, 2019. Jack was born October 4, 1936 in Chanute, KS to Maxine Byers. He was raised by his grandparents, Lonnie and Ora Byers. He attended Chanute schools and graduated from CHS in 1955. 

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Carol L. Throckmorton 1961-2019
Posted: April 30, 2019 - 7:59 pm

Carol L. Throckmorton, 57, of Altoona, Kansas passed away Sunday evening at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Kansas.

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Friday 04/26/2019
Max L. Hare 1940-2019
Posted: April 26, 2019 - 7:53 pm

Max Lynn Hare was born January 14, 1940 in Fredonia, Kansas, son of Herbert S. Hare Sr. and Elva Ruth McPherson Hare. He grew up in Fredonia, Chanute and Yates Center. Following high school, Max joined the Army National Guard.  

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Thursday 04/18/2019
Mary A. McMillen 1921-2019
Posted: April 18, 2019 - 7:09 pm

Mary A. McMillen, 98, passed away April 17, 2019 at Country Place Senior Living in Chanute, KS. Mary was born on January 5, 1921 in rural Neosho County, Kansas the daughter of Warren and Mame (Duffy) Irwin. She married Wilbur McMillen on September 24, 1939 in Chanute, KS. Mary worked at Neosho Memorial Hospital as a cook for 20 years before retiring to farm with her husband. They were married 76 years until his death in September 2016.   

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Tuesday 04/16/2019
Sherrie Lynn Carmer 1960-2019
Posted: April 16, 2019 - 8:50 pm

Sherrie Lynn Carmer, 59, of Chanute, KS passed away unexpectedly at her home on April 15, 2019. She was born on February 20, 1960 in Atwood, KS to Richard Clay and Nora Ann (Hughes) Clements. On October 27, 2001, she was united in marriage to Lawrence Carmer and he survives at their home.

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Monday 04/15/2019
Twyla Joy Forslund 1943-2019
Updated: April 16, 2019 - 1:37 pm

Twyla Joy Forslund, 75, of Neodesha, Kansas, passed away on Monday, April 15th, 2019 at her home. She was surrounded by her family and friends.  

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Claude Marvin Markham 1926-2019
Posted: April 15, 2019 - 8:09 pm

Claude Marvin Markham, 93, of Buffalo, KS, passed away on Saturday, April 13, 2019 in Chanute, KS. Claude was born on January 28, 1926 in Buffalo, KS, the son of Glen and Geneva (Newton) Markham. Claude was oldest of five boys.  

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Glenna M. Erbe 1930-2019
Posted: April 15, 2019 - 8:10 pm

Glenna M. Erbe, 88, of Altoona, died Saturday, April 13, 2019 at the Neodesha Care and Rehab Center. Glenna was born on November 19, 1930 in rural Earlton, the daughter of Claude and Mabel (Wiles) Carter. After graduating from High School, Glenna worked for Sinclair Oil Company until her marriage on March 4, 1955 in Independence, KS, Glenna married Monte Erbe. Glenna and Monte were married for 63 years until his death of February 15, 2019. After their marriage Monte was called for active duty, Glenna continued to run the family farm and raise their children until his return. Glenna enjoyed a large flower garden, and taking care of her family.

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Walter L. “Butch” Wheeler 1942-2019
Posted: April 15, 2019 - 8:11 pm

Walter L. “Butch” Wheeler, 76, formerly of Thayer, Kansas, passed away in his home in Great Falls, Montana on March 21, 2019.  He was born in Thayer, Kansas to Ellice Louise “Welch” Wheeler and Rex Albert Wheeler on October 5, 1942. His service is April 27, 2019 at 2 pm with just graveside in Thayer Cemetery.

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Death notice: Sherrie Carmer
Posted: April 15, 2019 - 8:11 pm

Sherrie Lynn Carmer, 59, of Chanute, KS passed away unexpectedly at her home on April 15, 2019. Full obituary pending. 

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