Obituaries

Marilyn Miller

Aug. 16, 1935 – May 4, 2017

OTTAWA — Marilyn Miller, Pomona, died May 4, 2017, at Ottawa Retirement Village, Ottawa. She was 81.

She was born Aug. 16, 1935, at Garnett, the daughter of Hubert “Slim” Feuerborn and Maude Bowman. She grew up in Garnett, and lived in Ottawa, Vassar and Pomona.

Ralph M. Hamilton

Jun 22, 1928 – May 2, 2017

GARNETT — Ralph M. Hamilton, formerly of Pomona, died May 2, 2017, at Anderson County Hospital Residential Living Center, Garnett. He was 88.

He was born June 22, 1928, at Vassar, the son of Milt and Bertha Wadsworth Hamilton. He was a lifelong Osage and Franklin county resident.

He graduated from Michigan Valley High School with the class of 1946. He served in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1956.

He married Della Louise Garber March 19, 1952, near Centropolis. She preceded him in death on March 26, 2013.

Signal Garry Douglas

May 16, 1940 – May 2, 2017

AUBURN — Signal Garry Douglas, Auburn, formerly of Burlingame, died May 2, 2017, at Homestead of Auburn. He was 76.

He was born May 16, 1940, at Bucklin, Mo., the son of Archie and Opal Rusher Douglas. He graduated from Topeka High in 1959.

He was a meat cutter for Suttons and Falleys for over 42 years. He loved smoking meats, BBQ, as well as decorating cakes.

He married Judith Ann Douglas Feb. 27, 1960, at Topeka. She preceded him in death on Oct. 24, 2008.

Travis Jay Johnson

June 4, 1978 – April 27, 2017

BURLINGAME — Travis Jay Johnson, Burlingame, died April 27, 2017. He was 38.

He was born on June 4, 1978, at Topeka, the son of Jerry Johnson and Tammy Palmer. He spent many years in the Osage County area growing up.

He married Christina Bacon in 1996. They divorced in 2016. From this marriage, he had two children, Kendall and Haley.

Terri Lynn Jackson

Died – April 25, 2017

SCRANTON — Terri Lynn Jackson died April 25, 2017, at Scranton.

She is survived by her two daughters, grandchildren, brother and sister and other family. She will be loved and missed by all.

A short service will be 2 p.m. May 4 at Cross Roads Church, Scranton.

Duane Young

April 7, 1929 – April 30, 2017

WAVERLY — Duane Young, Melvern, died April 30, 2017, at Sunset Manor, Waverly. He was 88.

He was born April 7, 1929, on the family farm southeast of Melvern, the son of Vincent and Agnes Andre Young. He lived all of his life near Melvern and graduated from Melvern High School in 1947.

He was a farmer and stockman all of his life. He also worked at Osage Products for a time and was a field assistant for ASCS in Lyndon. He was a member of the Melvern United Methodist Church.

Margaret Lucille Regenold Morehead

Aug. 2, 1921 – April 25, 2017

OSAGE CITY — Margaret Lucille Regenold Morehead, a life long resident of Osage County, died April 25, 2017, at Vintage Park, Osage City. She was 95.

She was born Aug. 2, 1921, in Osage County, the daughter of William M. and Eva Harrison Regenold. She graduated from Osage City High School in 1939 and attended business school in Topeka.

She married Winston W. Morehead Feb. 24, 1945, in Osage County. He preceded her in death on Dec. 13, 1999.

She was a housewife and homemaker.

John Douglas Fletcher

June 9, 1929 – April 25, 2017

OSAGE CITY — John Douglas Fletcher, Osage City, died April 25, 2017, at his home in Osage City. He was 87.

He was born June 9, 1929, at Kirksville, Mo., the son of John Dee and Rose Frances White Fletcher. He graduated high school in 1948, at Independence.

He married Alice Marie Meyer on Jan. 12, 1958, at Independence. She survives of the home.

Linda K. Kurtz

Sept. 28, 1947 – April 21, 2017

MESA, Ariz. — Linda K. Kurtz, formerly of Burlingame and Scranton, died April 21, 2017, at Mesa, Ariz. She was 69.

She was born Sept. 28, 1947, at Topeka.

She married Bob Kurtz July 2, 1973 at Burlingame. He preceded her in death.

She worked at many jobs over the years but her love was owning and running her various antique stores over the years.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Della Pennington; and a brother, Terry Pennington.

Steven Ray Kolbaba

May 24, 1955 – April 14, 2017

TOPEKA — Steven Ray Kolbaba, Osage City, died April 14, 2017, at St. Francis Health Center, Topeka. He was 61.

He was born May 24, 1955, at Emporia, the son of John Henry and Juanita M. Hogan Kolbaba.

He was a truck driver for many years. He drove for Tommy Whalen, Shears, Blacktop and for his father, J&J Hauling, until he bought his own business. He was able to do about anything he put his mind too.

He married LaRae Eller. They divorced. He married Terri Bruce. They latter divorced.

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