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Obituary- Bond, Marguerite
Obituary- Bond, Marguerite
Marguerite Bond Passes Away
Marguerite V. Bond, 96, passed away Monday, June 3, 2019 at the St. Marys Manor in St. Marys.

She was born January 19, 1923 at Emmett the daughter of James and Justina Coon Clark. She grew up in the Emmett community.

Mrs. Bond was a homemaker and a farm wife. She lived in the Delia community many years.

On November 21, 1946 she was united in marriage to Oren R. Bond at Holton. He preceded her in death on January 13, 1991. She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Thomas, Francis and George Clark; two sisters, Monica Doll and Agnes Stein.

Those left to cherish her memory are two sons, Robert Bond, Kingsville, MO. and Ronald Bond, Topeka; her daughter, Shirley Voight, Memphis, TN; a brother, John Clark, Emporia; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, June 7, 2019 at Piper Funeral Home in St. Marys. Interment will be in St. Clere Cemetery, Emmett. Mrs. Bond will lie in state and the family will receive friends from 12:30 until service time Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be given to and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple Street, St. Marys, Kansas 66536. To leave online condolences please go to 
  7 Sep 2019
Obituary- Downie, Linda
Obituary- Downie, Linda
Linda Downie Passes Away
Linda Downie, 80, of Topeka, passed away Friday, May 17, 2019.

She was born March 11, 1939, in Willard, Kansas, the daughter of Ralph and Geraldine (Frieson) Pitts. She graduated from Eskridge High School in 1957.

Linda married Darrell Downie on August 20, 1960 in Miami, Oklahoma.

Linda attended cosmetology school in 1971 and had her own beauty salon in her home. She enjoyed gardening, ranching, quilting and cooking.

Survivors include her husband, Darrell Downie; son, Bryan (Paula) Downie; daughter, Jodie (Zach) Allen, son, Jared (Beth) Downie; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and two sisters, Shirley Henderson and Nancy (Monty) Mercer.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Ralph Pitts, Jr.

Family will greet friends from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Tuesday, May 22, 2019 at Parker-Price Cremations, Funerals & Receptions, 245 NW Independence Ave. Topeka, KS. To share a memory of Linda or leave a message for her family, please click the Share Memories button pn the Parker Price web site--

A graveside service will be at 11:00 am, Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at the Prairie Home Cemetery, NW 35th & Menoken Rd., Topeka.
  6 Sep 2019
Obituary- Martz, June
Obituary- Martz, June
June (Eldridge) Martz Passes Away
June E Martz, 87 years old, of Topeka, Kansas passed over on May 12, 2019 in Baldwin, Kansas.

June was born in Valencia, Kansas on October 18, 1931 to Lynn Boyd Eldridge and Virgie Keeton Eldridge.

June was a Inventory Manager for over 40 years in Retail and Publishing. Recently, she worked as a Grandparent for KNI in Topeka. She was famous for her home grown tomatoes. June married Joe Martz and celebrated over 30 years of marriage prior to his death in 1999. She raised a daughter, June Louise Keener and loved her son-in-law Everett Keener and grandsons Logan Lee Keener, Cody Louis Keener and his wife Jamie M Keener.

She is survived by sister, Evelyn Anderson, brothers, Jack Eldridge and Harold Eldridge. June was preceded in death by her mother, her father and sisters: Marjorie, Mary Jane and Juanita Sue, brothers: Gene, Roy and Audry.

As per her wishes, June was cremated, A celebration of Life will be announced later. 
  6 Sep 2019
Obituary- Dutton, John
Obituary- Dutton, John
Reverend John William "Jack" Dutton, Jr., 73, of Topeka, died Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at St. Francis ER.
He was born January 8, 1946 at Warrensburg, MO, the son of John William Dutton, Sr. and Sophie Georgette Hust Dutton. Jack was a 1963 High School Graduate from Smithtown Central, St. James, NY, and attended KSU. He served in the US Army from 1968-1971. He worked for 34 years in retail management. He was also a Pastor for the last 14 years at various churches, serving nine of them at the United Methodist Church in Perry, KS, and was now the pastor of Rossville United Methodist Church.
Jack married Louvae Lorraine Gibson on January 29, 1967, at Manhattan, KS. She survives of the home. Other survivors include three sons, John "Jack" Dutton, III (Katie), Boerne, TX, Joshua Samuel Dutton (Carrie), Anderson, IN, Jeffery Drew Dutton, Denver, CO, a daughter, Krissa Louvae Schandelmaier (Nick), Berlin, Germany, a brother, Peter Alan Dutton, Green Cove Springs, FL and six grandchildren.
Church Services will be 10:00 AM Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at the Rossville United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Gypsum Hill Cemetery in Salina, KS. Visitation will be 6 to 8 PM Tuesday evening at the church. Memorials may be made to the Rossville United Methodist Church or the Topeka Rescue Mission, sent in care of Barnett Family Funeral Home, PO Box 602 Oskaloosa, KS 66066.
  6 Sep 2019
Obituary- Morford, William
Obituary- Morford, William
William Morford Passes Away
William E. "Bill" Morford, 58, passed away Friday, April 19, 2019 at Stormont Vail Hospital in Topeka.
He was born January 18, 1961 at Onaga, the son of Rey E. and Patricia A. Cassity Morford. Bill grew up in the Delia/Emmett communities and graduated from St. Marys High School in 1979.
Bill worked for the local COOP from 1979 until his retirement this year, working for Farmers Union COOP, Nemaha Valley COOP and then Ag Partners COOP. He played guitar and sang in the Wilson Flicker Band. Bill was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus Council 657 in St. Marys. He coached baseball and softball. He truly enjoyed fishing, woodworking and cars, and loved all of his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, David; and his daughter, Kristin Dee Morford on July 4, 2010.
On May 28, 1983 he was united in marriage to Nancy L. Flerlage at Immaculate Conception Church in St. Marys. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include his son, Daniel Morford, Wichita; a brother, Arthur Morford, Topeka; three sisters, Diana (Bob) Dolezilek, Holton, Deborah (Richard) Beasterfeld, Belvue and Jean Holt, Holton; several nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Johnson Cancer Research Center at KSU and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple St., St. Marys, Kansas 66536. To leave online condolences go to 
  5 Sep 2019
Obituary- Bawden, Nicholas
Obituary- Bawden, Nicholas
Nicholas Bawden Passes Away
Nicholas Michael Bawden, 18, passed away Monday, March 11, 2019 at his home.
He was born December 11, 2000 at Onaga, the son of Brian K. and Diane VandeVelde Bawden. Nick lived in the Emmett community all of his life. He had worked at St. Marys Lumber.
Nick was preceded in death by his father.
Survivors include his mother, Diane (future step-father, John Wehner); brothers Christopher David Bawden, Hoyt and Charles Alexander Bawden, Rossville; sisters, Stephanie Bawden Kerr, in Nebraska, Joanna Nicole Bawden, Rossville and Barbara Christine Bawden, New York, NY.
Burial will be at Noon on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Nicholas will lie in state and the family will receive friends from 6:30 until 8:00 P.M. Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at Piper Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made in Nick’s name and sent in care of the funeral home. 
  5 Sep 2019
Obituary- Reves, Janice
Obituary- Reves, Janice
Janice (Whittet) (59) Reves Passes Away
Reves, Janice L.
October 1, 1941 — February 24, 2019
Jan went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 24, 2019. We rejoice that she is now free from the body that held her so captive these last few years. We praise God that we will see her again in heaven.
A celebration of life will be 2-4:00pm Saturday, March 9 at the Blue Hills Room, Manhattan, KS. Private inurnment in the Wheaton Congressional Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Meadowlark Hills Parkinson Foundation, 2121 Meadowlark Rd, Manhattan KS 66502.
Jan graduated from RHS in 1959 
  5 Sep 2019
Obituary- Lloyd, Mary
Obituary- Lloyd, Mary
Mary Ann Lloyd was the wife of Ed Lloyd who graduated from RHS in 1958. They married soon after he graduated and lived in Rossville for many years where they attended church at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church. They would soon have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.

Mary Ann Lloyd, 77, of Silver Lake, KS, passed away on January 2, 2019.

She was born on March 21, 1941 in Pittsburg, KS the daughter of Desire and Margaret (McMahon) Fourmont.

She married Edward Lloyd May 8, 1959 in Topeka. He survives. Other survivors include a daughter, Kelley (Brian) Chilcoat; grandchildren, Jared, Maggie, and Sean; and a great-grandchild, Dillon.

She owned and operated Mary Ann Lloyd’s School of Dance in Topeka for many years. She enjoyed attending auctions with Eddy; together they collected art glass and other collectibles. They also spent many weekends dancing and enjoying time together with family and friends.

The rosary will be prayed at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 6, 2019 at Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Chapel, 1321 SW 10th Avenue, Topeka. The family will receive friends following the rosary until 8:00 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, January 7, 2019 at Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 3601 SW 17th Street, Topeka. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery, 6th & Gage.

Memorial contributions may be made to Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 1800 SW Stone Avenue, Topeka, KS 66604. You may leave condolences at the Penwell-Gable web site: 
  5 Sep 2019
Obituary- Corke, Glenn
Obituary- Corke, Glenn
Glenn Corke Passes Away
Glenn C Corke, 87, of Rossville, KS passed away, Friday, October 19, 2018 at Rossville Healthcare and Rehab.
Glenn was born February 19, 1931 in Quinter, Kansas to Clyde M and Sylvia G Corke. He grew up in Hoxie, Kansas. Glenn graduated from Seaman High school in 1949. Glenn served in the Army for 4 years. He was employed for Kansas Department of Transportation and retired 30 years. He was a member of North Topeka Baptist Church. He loved fast pitch softball and he loved Studebaker cars.
Glenn is survived by his two daughters Glenda (Jesse) Massek ; Clydena (Wade) Keitel and his son Kevin Corke, seven grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren with one due in January. He preceded in death by his parents, Clyde M and Sylvia G Corke, Brother Gene M. Cokre and Son D. Gene (Gno) Corke.
A celebration of life service will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, November 4th at Rossville Healthcare and Rehab, 600 E Perry St. Rossville, KS 66533. 
  5 Sep 2019
Obituary- Marstall, Norman
Obituary- Marstall, Norman
Norman F. Marstall, 82, lifelong St. Marys resident, passed away Wednesday, September 26, 2018 in St. Marys.
He was born January 1, 1936 at Wamego, the son of George H. and Nellie M. Van Hole Marstall. Norman graduated from St. Marys High School in 1953.
Norman worked for the St. Marys CO-OP in the seed corn division and drove part time for Kincaid Trucking. Norman retired as an E-8 from the Kansas National Guard in Topeka after nearly 34 years of service. After retiring Norman worked for J.B. Pearl and Pessemier Farms. Norman was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in St. Marys. He was a Honorary Life Member of the Knights of Columbus Council No. 657 and Thomas A. McNeive Fourth Degree Assembly where he held several offices including Grand Knight and Faithful Navigator. Norman served on the St. Marys Township Board, St. Marys Fire Department and Mt. Calvary Cemetery Board.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brothers George and James Marstall.
On October 1, 1960 he was united in marriage to Shirley Godfreson at St. Gregory Catholic Church in Marysville. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include his children, Tony (Amy) Marstall, Eskridge, , P.J. (Jana) Marstall, Emporia, Beth (John) Martinson, Maple Hill and Dave Marstall, Topeka; three brothers, Charles Marstall, Arlington, VA; Larry (Anita) Marstall, St. Marys and Ken Marstall, Topeka; sister-in-law, Roberta Marstall, Manhattan; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M. Monday, October 1, 2018 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in St. Marys. Interment will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, St. Marys. Norman will lie in state on Sunday, September 30, 2018 from 4:30 until 6:00 P.M. where a rosary will be recited at 6:00 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Marys High School Alumni Association or Mt. Calvary Cemetery and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple Street, St. Marys, Kansas 66536. Online condolences may be sent to 
  4 Sep 2019


 ID   Last Name, Given Name(s)   Born   Location   Last Modified 
Harkness, Charles 
   7 Sep 2019
Gresser Murphree Barber, Catherine Elizabeth 
   7 Sep 2019
Stockman, Robert M 
   7 Sep 2019
Stockman, Donald H 
   7 Sep 2019
Vanderwall Barnes, Marilyn J 
b. Nov 1928   7 Sep 2019
Ramer Peavler, Pearl V 
   7 Sep 2019
Colson Spiker, Janice M 
   7 Sep 2019
Hansen Teeter, Margie Ellen 
   7 Sep 2019
Clark, Gene 
   7 Sep 2019
Clark, Joe 
   7 Sep 2019

 ID   Father ID   Father's Name   Mother ID   Mother's Name   Married   Last Modified 
 I10855  James T Clark  I10856  Justina Coon Clark    7 Sep 2019
 I2128  Oren R Bond  I2130  Marguerite V Clark Bond  21 Nov 1941  7 Sep 2019
 I29418  Robert Pletcher, Sr.  I29414  Patricia L Cooper Pletcher, Sr.    6 Sep 2019
 I29415  Harry F Cooper  I29416  Nettie A Tillison Cooper    6 Sep 2019
 I29410  Darrell Downie  I26127  Linda Pitts Downie  20 Aug 1960  6 Sep 2019
 I5811  Ralph Lowell Pitts, Jr.  I5808  Geraldine Friesen Pitts, Jr.  20 Dec 1933  6 Sep 2019
 I29409  Joe Martz  I20537  June Eldridge Martz    6 Sep 2019
     I20537  June Eldridge Martz    6 Sep 2019
 I20536  Lynn Boyd Eldridge  I29399  Virgie Keeton Eldridge    6 Sep 2019
 I29397  John William Dutton, Sr.  I29398  Sophie Georgette Hust Dutton, Sr.    6 Sep 2019