Obituaries

Brad Helberg

April 24, 1973 – Jan. 22, 2019

READING — Brad Helberg died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, at his home in Reading. He was 45.

He was born April 24, 1973, at Emporia, the son of Martin Merle and Joyce Marie Lawrence Helberg. He graduated from Northern Heights High School and graduated from Flint Hills Vo-Tech with a degree in auto mechanics.

He was employed with Williams Automotive since Nov. 20, 1989. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, trapping and riding his motorcycle. He loved spending time on the farm with his animals.

Dorothy Evarts

Jan. 28, 1929 – Jan. 21, 2019

OVERBROOK — Dorothy Evarts, Scranton, died Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, at Brookside Retirement Community, Overbrook. She was 89.

She was born Jan. 28, 1929, at Sparks, Ga., the daughter of Leonard and Jewell Hunter Lott. She grew up in Georgia and lived in Scranton since 1957.

She was a homemaker. Her hobbies included quilting, gardening, canning, cooking southern food and spoiling her nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

She married Rolo Evarts April 18, 1957, at Adel, Georgia. He survives of the home.

Fay Lucile Noah

March 13, 1928 – Jan. 15, 2019

SHAWNEE — Fay Lucile Noah, Osage City, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, at Shawnee Mission Medical Center, Shawnee. She was 90.

She was born March 13, 1928, at Cabool, Mo., the daughter of Paul Andrew and Rachel Esther Bray Altis.

She married Howard Warren Welch. They later divorced. She married James Noah, Feb. 27, 1982. He preceded her in death on July 12, 2012.

She lived in Osage City for 23 years. She owned and operated a restaurant.

Louis “Carl” Braden

May 13, 1951 – Jan. 17, 2019

CARBONDALE — Louis “Carl” Braden, Carbondale, died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019. He was 67.

He was born May 13, 1951, at Topeka, the son of Bert and Pauline Wendland Braden. He was a 1970 graduate of Highland Park High School.

He was employed by American Linen and retired from BRB Contractors. He was a member of Carbondale Lions Club and Carbondale Fire Department.

He enjoyed camping, fishing, having breakfast with friends, metal detecting and traveling all 50 states and Europe.

Kathleen "Kathy" Kessinger

Died – Jan. 13, 2019

LAWRENCE — Kathleen Kessinger, Lawrence, formerly of Burlingame, died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, at Lawrence. She was 71.

She, along with her husband, Kurt, were the owners of Osage County Chronicle newspaper for many years.

She was cremated. Service will be held at a later date. Information on services and a full obit will be published in The Osage County Herald-Chronicle, its website and Facebook page when information is provided.

Carey Funeral Home, Burlingame, is assisting the family.

Ronnie Dean Hase

April 9, 1943 – Jan. 12, 2019

TOPEKA — Ronnie Dean Hase died Jan. 12, 2019. He was 75.

A celebration of his life will be held at a later date at Delia Presbyterian Church. Inurnment and military honors will be held the same day at West Lawn Memorial Gardens, Topeka.

Jerry Dean Arb

Feb. 17, 1953 – Jan. 12, 2019

LINCOLN, Neb. — Jerry Dean Arb, Melvern, died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, at Lincoln, Neb. He was 65.

He was born Feb. 17, 1953, at Emporia, the son of Orville and Lois Kramer Arb. He graduated from Melvern High School in 1971 and lived the majority of his life in the Melvern community.

Warren L. Hallgren

Dec. 25, 1940 – Jan. 3, 2019

TOPEKA — Warren L. Hallgren, Topeka, formerly of Lyndon, passed away at his home Jan. 3, 2019. He was 78.

He was born Dec. 25, 1940, at Saginaw, Mich., the son of Lloyd L. and Ruth Alta Bell Hallgren. He moved to Kansas at age four and graduated from Republic High School in 1959.

He married Evelyn Masenthin June 23, 1963, at Zion Lutheran Church, Vassar. She survives.

Patty Doreen Brubaker

April 5, 1924 – Jan. 5, 2019

OSAGE BEACH, Mo. — Patty Doreen Brubaker passed away peacefully in her sleep Jan. 5, 2019, at her home in Osage Beach, Mo. She was 94.

She was born April 5, 1924, at Carbondale, daughter of William and Wilda Cain Waetzig. She grew up in the Carbondale community with six siblings, George Waetzig, Scott Waetzig, Delores Smith, Billee Waetzig and Phillip Waetzig, whom all have deceased. She graduated from Carbondale High School in 1942.

Reva Warren Purcell

July 22, 1920 – Dec. 24, 2018

TOPEKA — Reva Purcell died Monday, Dec. 24, 2018, at Midland Care, Topeka.

She was born July 22, 1920, in Osage County, the daughter of John James and Sarah Jane Basel Warren . She attended school in Osage County and graduated from Topeka High School in 1939.

She married Santford "Stan" M. Purcell June 27, 1941, at Lawrence. They enjoying 70 years together prior to his death on July 3, 2011.

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