Obituaries

Becky Jo Ard

Sept. 7, 1953 – July 6, 2018

LEAVENWORTH — Becky Jo Ard, Leavenworth, died Friday, July 6, 2018, with her family by her side. She was 64.

She was born Sept. 7, 1953, at Harveyville, the daughter of Dale and Lora Thompson Crisler.

She married Allen. K. Ard May 28, 1977, at Harveyville, on her parent’s farm. He survives of the home.

She was active and lived life to the fullest. She enjoyed mowing, fishing and four wheeling. Her four grandchildren were her true passion.

Nadine V. Bristow

Oct. 11, 1920 – July 14, 2018

BURLINGAME — Nadine V. Bristow died July 14, 2018. She was 97.

She was born Oct. 11, 1920, at Burlingame, the daughter of Henry W. And Naomi K. Snyder Bumford.

Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 19 at Amos Family Funeral Home. Burial will be 10 a.m. Friday, July 20 at Burlingame Cemetery, Burlingame.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.amosfamily.com.

George Hokanson

Feb. 6, 1951 – July 15, 2018

TOPEKA — George Hokanson, Osage City, died Sunday, July 15, 2018, at Stormont-Vail Hospital, Topeka. He was 67,

He was born Feb. 6, 1951, at Osage City, the son of Clarence and Freda Allison Hokanson. He grew up in Osage City and also lived in Dodge City and Hays before returning to Osage City several years ago.

He worked most of his life as a truck driver. He was a member of the Free Tomorrow Motorcycle Club, Hays.

He married Ivy Reed Oct. 31, 1980, at Hays. She survives of the home.

Margie L. Murphy

Died – July 13, 2018

TOPEKA — Margie L. (Dean Campbell) Murphy, Quenemo, died Friday July 13, 2018, at Stormont Vail Hospital in Topeka. She was 91.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard P. Murphy Sr.; two brothers, Carl and Kenneth Dean; and a daughter, Vickie (Campbell) Davisson; and a son-in-law, Dan Thompson.

Norman Lee Bloomquist

April 29, 1933 – July 11, 2018

TOPEKA — Norman Lee Bloomquist, Burlingame, died Wednesday, July 11, 2018, at Stormont Vail Hospital, Topeka. He was 85.

Margaret House

March 17, 1927 – July 11,2018

TOPEKA — Margaret House, 91, died Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at her home in Topeka. She was 91.

She was born March 17, 1927, at Blytheville, Ark., the daughter of Albert and Margaret Golden Shearer. She lived in the Vassar, Lyndon and Topeka communities since 1964.

She was an owner and bookkeeper for Washburn Optical and then later did seamstress work. She was a member of the Quivira Heights Church of Christ.

She married Robert House May 1, 1946, at Pacific Grove, Calif. To this union three children were born.

Linda Louise Henderson

April 22, 1964 – July 7, 2018

TOPEKA — Linda Louise Henderson, Topeka, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, July 7, 2018. She was 54.

She was born April 22, 1964, at Columbia, Mo., the daughter of George Herbert and Virginia Johnson Spencer. She was a certified clinical medical assistant for Dr. Robert Durst.

She was welcomed into Heaven by a son, Tony "T.J." Henderson; three and brothers, Ralph, Kenny Joe and Alfred "Boogie" (Nancy) Spencer.

Harriet Virginia Whiting

Feb. 17, 1920 – March 27, 2018

SPRINGDALE, Ark. — Harriet Virginia Whiting Tuesday, March 27, 2018, at Circle of Life Hospice Home, Springdale, Ark. She was 98.

She was born Feb. 17, 1920, the daughter of Joseph Samuel Dooty and Edna Mura McIntosh Dooty, Melvern.

Patricia Ann Hamner Waller

Oct. 20, 1935 - June 28, 2018

OVERBROOK - Patricia Ann Hamner Waller, Overbrook, died June 28, 2018, at Overbrook. She was 82.

She was born Oct. 20, 1935, at Manhattan, the daughter of Charles R. and Mary Hamner.

She married Albert J. Waller March 21, 1959, at Topeka.

She was preceded in death by her spouse and her parents.

She is survived by her two sons, Kirk and Doug Waller; a sister, Margaret Miller; a brother, Charles E. Hamner; five grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters.

Mary F. Vandevord

April 28, 1936 – July 4, 2018

OVERBROOK — Mary F. Vandevord, Scranton, died Wednesday, July 4, 2018, Brookside Retirement Community, Overbrook. She was 82.

She was born April 28, 1936, at Bazaar, the daughter of Tom and Inez Russell Fisher. She graduated from Burlingame High School in 1954 and from Clark's Business School.

She was a hard working farm wife and homemaker. She loved to travel, cook, go to casino's and work crossword puzzles.

She married Dale E. Vandevord Nov. 24, 1954, at Topeka. He survives of the home.

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