Robert Vanderslice

Aug. 9, 1930 – Feb. 7, 2014

LANSING—Robert “Bob” Vanderslice, Lyndon, died Feb. 7, 2014, at a Lansing nursing home. He was 83.

He was born Aug. 9, 1930, at Lyndon, the son of Jacob and Mary Johnston Vanderslice. He grew up in Lyndon, graduating from Lyndon High School in 1948. He lived in Lyndon until 1985, when he moved to Phoenix, Ariz., where he lived until moving back to Lyndon in 2001.

Carl E. Clear

Oct. 28, 1942 – Feb/ 6. 2014

OSAGE CITY—Carl E. Clear, Osage City, died Feb. 6, 2014, at his home in Osage City. He was 71.

He was born Oct. 28, 1942, at Denver, Colo., the son of Ralph and Mildred Kerby Clear. He was raised in Bennett, Colo., and lived in Osage City for many years.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1964 to 1967. He had worked as an over the road truck driver for most of his life.

He married Rebecca Jones. She preceded him in death on July 23, 2008.

Janet Kay Lichtenauer

Nov. 16, 1943 – Feb. 8, 2014

TOPEKA—Janet Kay Lichtenauer, Melvern, died Feb. 8, 2014, at Stormont-Vail Regional Health Center, Topeka. She was 70.

She was born Nov. 16, 1943, at Galesburg, Ill., the daughter of Gaylord and Louise Sweigert Eldridge. She graduated from the Roseville High School, Roseville, Ill.

She worked as a key punch operator for American Hereford Association, Kansas City.

She married John P. Lichtenauer Oct. 27, 1972, at Olathe. He survives of the home.

Glenn Dale Croucher

Aug. 4, 1931 – Feb. 1, 2014

TOPEKA—Glenn Dale Croucher, Osage City, died Feb. 1, 2014, at Midland Hospice House, Topeka. He was 82.

He was born Aug. 4, 1931, at Peterton, the son of Fred and Mable Croucher. He lived all of his life in the Osage City community. He graduated from Osage City High School in 1949.

He married Dolores Didier Feb. 27, 1949 at Osage City.

Dorothy J. Berberich

Dec. 15, 1922 – Jan. 30, 2014

OVERBROOK—Dorothy J. Berberich died Jan. 30, 2014, at Brookside Retirement Community, Overbrook, with her family by her side. She was 91.

She was born Dec. 15, 1922, at Ottawa, the daughter of Arthur M. and Frances Andrews Chambers.

She married Thomas C. Berberich May 29, 1942. He preceded her in death.

John “Jack” Hess

May 29, 1935 – Jan. 25, 2014

BURLINGAME—John Arthur “Jack” Hess, Burlingame, died Jan. 25, 2014. He was 78.

He was born May 29, 1935, at Waverly, the son of Ernest “Beano” and Florence Nadine LaRue Hess. He graduated from Waverly High School in 1953. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

He married A. Ann Boyer Dec. 20, 1959, at Melvern. She preceded him in death on July 19, 2009.

Richard Gene Peterson

March 6, 1950 – Jan. 17, 2014

SHAWNEE MISSION— Richard “Dick” Gene Peterson died Jan. 17, 2014, at a Shawnee Mission nursing home. He was 63.

He was born March 6, 1950, at Burke, S.D., the son of Gerald and Dorothy Ady Peterson. He graduated from DeSmet High School, S.D., and attended Watertown, S.D. vocational technical school were he graduated from auto mechanics.

Robert Howard Bethell

June. 30, 1931 – Jan. 25, 2014

OVERBROOK—Robert Howard “Bob” Bethell, Pomona, died Jan. 25, 2014, at Brookside Retirement Community, Overbrook. He was 82.

He was born June 30, 1931, at Pomona, the son of Ralph and Callie Grimes Bethell. He graduated from Pomona High School with the class of 1949.

He was a near lifelong resident of Pomona, living also in Ottawa and Baldwin City.

Lorena G. Gifford

Jan. 28, 1919 – Jan. 19, 2014

COUNCIL GROVE—Lorena G. Gifford, Council Grove, formerly of Burlingame, died Jan. 19, 2014, at a Council Grove nursing center. She was 94.

She was born Jan. 28, 1919, at Burlingame, the daughter of Orville Smith and Elizabeth Catherine Murray Maple. She attended Burlingame schools.

She worked as an operator for Burlingame Telephone Company for several years. She retired from the State of Kansas after 17 years of service.

Garry R. McPherson

Died Jan. 17, 2014

OVERBROOK—Garry R. McPherson, 65, of Overbrook, passed away Jan. 17, 2014, in a Topeka hospital surrounded by family. Garry was born in 1948 to Denzel and Carmel McPherson in Topeka.

He was preceded in death by both parents and a brother, Laurence, of Carbondale. He is survived by his sister Donna Teehee, of Oskaloosa; brother Ronnie McPherson, of Newman; and six children, Virgilene Hildebrandt, Kelly McPherson, Darrell McPherson, Raymond McPherson, Misty Brown and Matthew McPherson.



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