Obituaries

Earl Dean Rogers

June 22, 1932 – Nov. 26, 2018

CLINTON, Mo. - Earl Dean "Bud" Rogers, Warsaw, Mo., died Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton, Mo. He was 86.

He was born on June 22, 1932, on Bessy Farm in Osage County, the son of Gilbert and Pearl Rogers.

He attended Bessy one-room school, Osage City and East Topeka Junior High School. He was a graduate of Kansas Highway Patrol Academy. He enlisted early in the U.S. Army and received an honorable discharge at the age of 19.

Beryl Braden Harris

June 30, 1915 – Nov. 27, 2018

FRONTENAC — Beryl Shurley-Braden Harris died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, at Oakview Estates Assisted Living Center, Frontenac. She was 103.

She was born June 30, 1915, in Cedar County, Mo., the daughter of Marion and Goldia Shurley. She was the oldest of seven children and grew up on a farm.

James Emil Rosetta

Feb. 23, 1941 – Nov. 24, 2018

TOPEKA — James Emil “Jim” Rosetta died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, at his home in Topeka. He was 77.

He was born Feb. 23, 1941, at Osage City, the son of Quinto Emil and Virginia Vietta Rosetta. He graduated from Topeka High School in 1959.

He married Susan Leigh Lombard April 8, 1967, at Topeka. She survived of the home. To this union two children were born, Emily and Todd.

Louellen Scheele Valentine

Died – Nov. 24, 2018

MELVERN — Louellen Scheele Valentine died Nov. 24, 2018.

Family will receive friends 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29 at Church of God, Melvern. Services will be 10 a.m. Nov. 30 at Church of God, Melvern, Burial will follow at Melvern Cemetery.

Bonita C. Clark

Feb. 23, 1931 – Nov. 22, 2018

VASSAR — Bonita C. “Bonnie” Clark, Vassar, died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018. She was 87.

She was born Feb. 23, 1931, at Du Bois, Neb., the daughter of Arthur Sr. and Alta Britt Moser.

She grew up in Nebraska, moving to Kansas in 1955. In 1962, she moved to California and back to Kansas in 1968. She moved to the Ottawa area in 1970.

She married Willis Henry Clark Feb. 26, 1947, at Seneca. He preceded her in death on July 11, 2015.

Howard D. Rowe

June 1, 1938 – Nov. 17, 2018

OVERBROOK — Howard D. Rowe, Carbondale, formerly of Scranton, died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, at Brookside Retirement Community, Overbrook. He was 80.

He was born June 1, 1938, at Topeka, the son of Clarence R. and Emma L. Nester Rowe. He graduated from Carbondale High School in 1956.

He was a farmer and stockman, worked for Osage County and retired from the City of Burlingame in 1998.

He married Lauretha Hase, March 24, 1961, at Lyndon. She survives of the home.

Katherine Shanks

Dec. 23, 1924 – Nov. 18, 2018

TOPEKA — Katherine Shanks died Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018, at Lexington Park Nursing Home, Topeka. She was 93.

She was born Dec. 23, 1924, at Mandan, N.D., daughter of John and Flora Friedt Eckroth. She lived in Lyndon for many years and has been at Lexington Park for the last year.

She worked as a nurse's aide at Hilltop Nursing Home, Lyndon, for many years. She was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church, Topeka.

She married James Shanks March 6, 1948, at Yakima, Wash. He preceded her in death on May 29, 1980.

Mary F. Miller Carlson

April 6, 1943 – Nov. 12, 2018

OSAGE CITY – Mary F. Miller Carlson, Osage City, died Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, at Brookside Retirement Community, Overbrook. She was 75.

She was born April 6, 1943, at Nyssa, Ore., the daughter of Patrick F. and Elenor Pyle Miller. She graduated from high school in Theodore, Ala., in 1961.

She married Charles R. Carlson April 22, 1962, at Osage City. He preceded her in death on Aug. 8, 2012. To this union two boys were born, Charles Kevin Carlson and Christopher K. Carlson.

Duane Robison

April 28, 1940 – Nov. 13, 2018

TOPEKA — Duane Robison, formerly of Lyndon, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, at Stormont-Vail Hospital, Topeka. He was 78.

He was born April 28, 1940, at Lawton, Okla., the son of T.B. and Cora Dell Pettijohn Robison. He grew up in Lawton, lived in Lyndon over 50 years and in Topeka for the last several months.

Bette Jean Hay Fowler

Dec. 12, 1934 - Nov. 10, 2018>/b>

WICHITA - Bette Jean Hay Fowler passed into eternity with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Nov. 10, 2018, at Wichita. She was 83.

She was born Dec. 12, 1934, at Arma, the daughter of Harold Peter and Ida Edith Iori Hay. Her older brother, William "Bill" Hay and younger brother, John Charles "Charley" Hay, also grew up in their Scottish - Italian home.

She attended Arma Public Schools through her high school graduation in 1952 and received her RN from Mount Carmel School of Nursing, May 1955, at Pittsburg.

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