Obituaries

Tyler James Baker

August 2, 1993 – March 7, 2017

Tyler James Baker, 23, formerly of Carbondale passed away Tuesday, March 7, 2017, in Lakewood, WA.

Tyler was born to Brent Baker and Barbara (Hill) Baker on August 2, 1993, in Topeka.

He attended Santa Fe Trail High School and Washburn Rural High School and received his General Education Degree from Washburn Institute of Technology in 2011.

He enlisted in the U.S. Army on August 11, 2015 and was currently assigned to the “A” Company, 610 Engineer Support BN, 555th Engineer Group, Ft. Lewis, WA.

Billie D. Berry

December 26, 1950 – February 25, 2017

Billie D. “Bill” Berry, 66, of Florence, passed away on February 25, 2017, at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita, after a battle with cancer.

Bill was born on December 26, 1950, on the family farm near Harveyville to Chet and Flora Berry. Bill graduated from Harveyville High School in 1968. During his life, Bill worked a variety of jobs but his two favorites were logging and driving trucks for ranchers. One of his biggest attributes was his willingness to help family and friends any way he could.

Randall Finlay

July 20, 1952 – March 7, 2017

CARBONDALE — Randall Finlay, Carbondale, entered peacefully into the Lord’s arms on March 7, 2017, with family at his side, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 64.

He was born July 20, 1952, the son of Richard “Dick” and Jean Robbins Finlay. He graduated from Santa Fe Trail High School in 1970.

He married Cindy Eylander Finlay May 13, 1973. She survives.

Phyllis Mae Carley Shelton

Jan. 25, 1936 – March 8, 2017

CARBONDALE — Phyllis Mae Carley Shelton, Carbondale, went to be with her Lord and Savior March 8, 2017. She was 81.

She was born Jan. 25, 1936, at Wamego, the daughter of Charles Franklin Carley and Mildred Irene Gafford Carley. She graduated from Wamego High School in 1954.

She was a homemaker. She was involved with Girl Scouts, 4-H, and women’s fellowship groups. She was a member of Community UCC Church in Carbondale.

Linda Ann Miles Sisney

Dec. 31, 1945 – March 6, 2017

Linda Ann Miles Sisney, Springfield, Mo., died March 6, 2017, at home after a long battle with cancer. She was 72.

She was born Dec. 31, 1945, at Osage City, the daughter of Francis and Gladys Miles, Osage City. She graduated from Osage City High School in 1963.

She married Dale Smitha, Harveyville. They later divorced. She married Jerry Huffman, Osage City. He died in 2009. She latter married Larry Sisney.

Robert R. Brozovich

Jan. 28, 1957 – Feb. 24, 2017

CARBONDALE—Robert R. Brozovich, Carbondale, died Feb. 24, 2017. He was 60.

He was born Jan. 28, 1957, at San Bernardino, Calif., the son of Raymond and Arilla Chris Hensley Brozovich.

He graduated from high school in 1975, at Dadeville, Mo. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served nearly seven years.

He was a self-employed horticulturist. He enjoyed playing pool and darts, karaoke, fishing, riding motorcycles, and spending time with his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Dolores Wanda Richman Winans

June 30, 1937 – Feb. 28, 2017

SCRANTON—Dolores Wanda Richman Winans peacefully passed away on Feb. 28, 2017, at her home near Scranton. She was 79.

She was born June 30, 1937, in Waterford Township, Mich., the daughter of Malinda Martin Richman and Harold Richman.

She attended Milford Schools and later obtained her GED. She worked as a medical assistant and receptionist for Dr. Robert Durst in Topeka for over 30 years. She was a lifetime member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post No. 2709.

Calvin “Fred” Rosetta

November 5, 1941 – February 22, 2017

OSAGE CITY — Calvin “Fred” Rosetta, 75, went home to be with his Lord Jesus Christ on Wednesday, Feb. 22.

Fred was born November 5, 1941 north of Osage City on the Rosetta Farm. He was the son of Victor F. Sr. and May Kinney Rosetta. He attended Osage City High School and graduated with the Class of 1960.

Greg P. Dorr

June 7, 1949 – February 21, 2017

BALDWIN CITY — Greg P. Dorr, 67, Ottawa, Kansas, passed away February 21, 2017, at Baldwin City.

He was born June 7, 1949, at Emporia, Kansas, the son of Walter Dale and Geraldine Davis Dorr. He grew up in Burlingame, and graduated from Burlingame High School in 1967. He also attended Mesa Community College, Mesa, Arizona for two years.

Karen Lee (Bowin) Horinek

July 3, 1959 – February 23, 2017

ATWOOD — Karen Lee (Bowin) Horinek, 57, of Atwood, passed away February 23, 2017. She was born on July 3, 1959 in Emporia, Kan. To Rufus and Irene (Harris) Bowin-Leech. She was the youngest of four children.

Karen was raised in Osage City, Kan. and graduated high school in 1977. Karen joined the Air National Guard in 1978 and was honorably discharged in 1994 as a Master Sargent.

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