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Obituary- DeVader, Richard
Obituary- DeVader, Richard
Richard J. "Dick" DeVader, 82, of Holton, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 9, 2019, in Topeka.

He was born Nov. 11, 1936, at Delia, the son of Henry and Ines Hladky DeVader.

Dick was a farmer and a stockman and had owned and operated Dick's Service in Holton from 1977 to 1993.

He was a member of St. Dominic Catholic Church in Holton.

Dick was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Katherine Rose DeVader, who died in infancy; and a brother, Raymon DeVader.

Survivors include three daughters, Linda Reino (Tim), Holton, Barbara Kathrens (Ed), Circleville, and Thelma Jean Wilson (Jeff), Mayetta; three brothers, FranŽcis DeVader and Roger DeVader (Sarah), all of Holton. and Robert DeVader (Doris), Rancho Cordova, Calif.; three sisters, Ramona Robinson (Dean) and Renetta Vaught, all of Mayetta, and Rosealee Boling (Delbert). Hoyt; and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Cremation is planned. No services are scheduled. Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Holton is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at
  4 Jan 2020
Obituary- Barber, Catherine
Obituary- Barber, Catherine
Catherine E. (Gresser) Barber
Catherine E. (Gresser) Barber, 67, died Friday, June 9, 2019 in Colorado Spring, CO.

She was born October 27, 1951 in Topeka, to Joe M. and Ruth McCurry Gresser. She grew up in Rossville and graduated from Rossville High School in 1969. She later attended Emporia State University and Kansas University.

She married Dale F. Barber March 17, 1976 in Rossville. He survives of the home.

She is also survived by her son, Matthew J. Barber (Andrea), Fruita, CO; her daughter, Courtney E. Gregory (Jeremy), Arvada, CO; a brother, Michael J. Gresser (Hannelore), Ojai, CA; a sister, Carolyn R. Gresser, Rossville; 5 grandchildren, Isaac, Samara, Elijah, Clara and Xander Barber.

A private memorial service was held June 29, 2019 in Rossville.
  4 Jan 2020
Obituary- Barnes, Marilyn
Obituary- Barnes, Marilyn
Marilyn J. (Vanderwall) Barnes
TOPEKA- Marilyn J. Barnes, 89, of Topeka, KS passed away Thursday, June 27, 2019 at Midland Hospice House in Topeka. She was born November 23, 1929 in Soldier, the daughter of Forest and Mary (Wykert) Vanderwall.

Marilyn attended Soldier High School, graduating in 1947. She worked for the State of Kansas, Board of Agriculture and Kansas Museum of History for 25 years. She was a former member of the Soldier Christian Church, Delia Presbyterian Church and Rolling Hills Christian Church, Topeka.

Marilyn married Ronald "Ronnie" Barnes on March 14, 1948 in Soldier, KS. They shared 57 years of marriage before Ronnie passed away on February 21, 2005. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Doris Vanderkolk; three brothers, Richard, Wayne and Harold Vanderwall and also a great granddaughter, Courtney Marie Makie.

Survivors include a daughter, Vicki Lesser (Bill) of Topeka; three sons, Jack Barnes (Darla) of Morrill, KS; Terry Barnes (Debi) of Topeka; and Ray Barnes (Julie) of Topeka. She is also survived by her 12 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 10:00 am Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. Burial will follow at the Soldier Cemetery. Family will greet friends from 5 - 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Rolling Hills Christian Church or the Midland Hospice c/o Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436. To leave a special message for the family, please visit
  4 Jan 2020
Obituary- Eaton, Amy
Obituary- Eaton, Amy
Amy K. (Elliott) Eaton

Amy K. Eaton, 50, of Nickerson, died July 6, 2019, at Hospice House, Hutchinson. She was born September 18, 1968, to Richard and Jane (Johnson) Elliott at Fort Riley, KS.

Amy grew up in the Delia, KS, community and was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Delia. She graduated from Rossville High School in 1987 and Kansas State University in 1991 with a Bachelor of Arts in Human Development and Family Studies with a major in Early Childhood Development. Amy was a preschool teacher at Thatcher Learning Center in Pueblo, CO, for three years, and a District Manager for the Kansas Lottery for 23 years before retiring due to her health.

On November 15, 1997, she married Richard L. Smith in Hutchinson. They later divorced. Amy married Toby Eaton and they divorced.

She is survived by: her parents, Richard and Jane Elliott, Delia; twin children, Tanner and Carly Smith, Nickerson; and brother, Kirk Elliott, Emporia.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Friday, July 12, 2019, at Church of the Holy Cross, 2631 Independence Road, Hutchinson, with Father Michael Kerschen officiating. Burial will follow in Wildmead Cemetery, Nickerson. Friends may call from 9 am. to 8 p.m. with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Elliott Mortuary.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Tanner and Carly Smith Educational Fund, in care of Elliott Mortuary, 1219
N. Main, Hutchinson, KS 67501.
  4 Jan 2020
Obituary- Kelly, Karleen
Obituary- Kelly, Karleen
Karleen D. Kelly
Karleen D. Kelly, 88, of Topeka, formerly of Maple Hill, passed away Saturday, July 27, 2019.

She was born November 15, 1930, in St. Marys, Kansas, the daughter of Bill and Blanch (Fauerbach) Wild. She was a graduate of Rossville High School.

She was a member of Maple Hill United Methodist Church.

Karleen married Bob Kelly. He preceded her in death. SurŽvivors include four children, Denise Taylor, Lebanon, MO, Angela Brokmann, Louisville, KY, Roger (Kim) Brokmann, Steve Brokmann, Kathy Murrow, all of Topeka; six grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and her brother, Bill (Kay) Wild, St Mary's, KS.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Karleen enjoyed spending time with family and sewing.

Cremation is planned. A graveside ceremony will be held at 10 am, Today, July 31, 2019 at Maple Hill Cemetery, Maple Hill, KS. Dove Cremations and Funerals, Southwest Chapel in Topeka is assisting the family. To leave a special message for the family online, visit
  4 Jan 2020
Obituary- Marney, Golda
Obituary- Marney, Golda
Golda "Faye" Marney
Golda "Faye" Marney, 96, Topeka, passed away Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at Legends at Capital Ridge.

Faye was born December 14, 1922 in Rossville, the daughter of Kenneth and Nora Tomson. She graduated from Rossville High School.

She was employed as a clerk with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas for 30 years, retiring in 1988.

She was an active member of the Berryton United MethodŽist Church and enjoyed volunteering at Let's Help and I Care.

Faye married Oliver Dale "OD" Marney on September 29, 1941 in Lawrence. He died August 12, 1976. Survivors inŽclude sons, Larry (Aurel) Marney, Barry Marney, Terry (Jan) Marney, Jerry (Kathy) Marney, Perry (Donna) Marney, all of Topeka; 10 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-granddaughter. She was also preceded in death by daughter-in-law, Brenda Marney; and brothers, Wilbur and Harold Tomson.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, AuŽgust 31, 2019 at the Berryton United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Dove Southeast Chapel, 2843 SE Minnesota from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, August 30, 2019.

Memorial contributions may be made to Berryton United Methodist Church, 7010 SE Berryton Rd, Berryton, KS 66409.

To leave a special message for the family online, visit
  4 Jan 2020
Obituary- Teeter, Margie
Obituary- Teeter, Margie
Margie Ellen Teeter
Rossville-Margie Ellen Teeter, 84, passed away Sunday, June 9, 2019 at Oakley Place at Rossville.

She was born March 3, 1935 at Benkelman, NE. the daughter of Marvin M. and Velma Miller Hansen. Ellen graduated from Parks High School, Parks, NE. Ellen worked for Hallmark Cards in Topeka for 29 years. She was a member of the Rossville Christian Church.

She was united in Marriage to Delbert Eugene "Gene" Teeter on June 25, 1955 in Colorado Springs, CO. They shared over 55 years of marriage until his death on April 8, 2011. Ellen was also preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Wilford and Lyle Hansen.

Those left to cherish her memory are, three daughters, Peggy (Rick) Gentry, Rossville, Sheryl Nix, Belvue, and Janet (Randy) Leffel, Rossville; a brother, Duane Hansen, Wichita; a sister, Elaine Damrow, Lincoln: NE; 6 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be at 1:00 P.M. Saturday, June 15, 2019 at the Rossville Christian Church. Inurnment will be in the Rossville Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Rossville Christian Church or Midland Hospice and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple Street, St. Marys, 66536.
  4 Jan 2020
Obituary- Baker- John W.
Obituary- Baker- John W.
John W. Baker died at his home in the south part of town Monday afternoon from a stroke of paralysis.

The funeral was held yesterday afternoon in the Presbyterian Church, conducted by the pastor, Rev. Nelson, after which the body was interred in the city cemetery.

Mr. Baker was stricken with a paralytic stroke at about 9 o'clock last Friday evening at his home. Medical aid was unable to give relief and he lingered in a semi-unconscious condition until Monday afternoon when death came to his release.

Mr. Baker was one of the pioneers of Rossville and had an extensive acquaintance. He was an old soldier and the members of the post here were in attendance at the funeral.

Mr. Baker leaves a wife, 2 children and 3 step-children to mourn his death. A brother, Thomas B., arrived from Martinsville, Ill., in time for the funeral.

[From the Rossville Reporter, November 23, 1906] 
  27 Dec 2019


 ID   Last Name, Given Name(s)   Born   Location   Last Modified 
DeVader, Richard J (Dick) 
b. 11 Nov 1936  Delia, Jackson County, Kansas  4 Jan 2020
Marney Homan, Elzora 
b. 23 Oct 1935  McFarland, Wabaunsee County, Kansas  4 Jan 2020
Jenkins Shear, Edith L 
b. 7 Dec 1929  Delia, Jackson County, Kansas  4 Jan 2020
Bent Wyatt, Edna Marie 
b. 4 Jan 1929  Norman, Kearney County, Nebraska  4 Jan 2020
Viergever, Anthony John 
b. 9 Jan 1946  Silver Lake, Shawnee County, Kansas  4 Jan 2020
Gresser Murphree Barber, Catherine Elizabeth 
b. 27 Oct 1951  Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas  4 Jan 2020
Vanderwall Barnes, Marilyn J 
b. 23 Nov 1929  Soldier, Jackson County, Kansas  4 Jan 2020
Elliott Smith Eaton, Amy K 
b. 18 Sep 1968  Fort Riley, Geary County, Kansas  4 Jan 2020
Wild Brokmann Kelly, Karleen D 
b. 15 Nov 1930  St. Marys, Pottawatomie County, Kansas  4 Jan 2020
Tomson Marney, Golda Faye 
b. 14 Dec 1922  Rossville, Shawnee County, Kansas  4 Jan 2020

 ID   Father ID   Father's Name   Mother ID   Mother's Name   Married   Last Modified 
     I9973  Della Dexter    28 Dec 2019
 I3374  Reuben William Denton  I3375  Zoa Sarah Denton  1880  28 Dec 2019
 I29616  Columbus W Brashear  I29617  Ella M Shute Brashear Davis  28 Jan 1880  28 Dec 2019
 I2118  Samuel Eli Brashear  I2119  Matilda Farver Brashear  30 Jun 1842  28 Dec 2019
 I2120  Walter Clay Bond  I2117  Barbara F Brashear Bond  22 Jan 1884  28 Dec 2019
 I12140  Horace Mann Binns  I1718  Martha V Kirby Binns    28 Dec 2019
 I23312  George Morstorf  I29612  Iva Goldie (Donna) Sewell Morstorf    28 Dec 2019
 I26180  Jonathan Betzer  I29608  Clarissa W Bunn Betzer  23 Mar 1851  27 Dec 2019
 I26180  Jonathan Betzer  I28292  Pamelia (Pamela) Hall Betzer    27 Dec 2019
 I8463  Gene W Klein  I8462  Karen Elaine Kovar Klein  30 Nov 1968  27 Dec 2019