Vernon L. Weimer

July 6, 1933 – Nov. 16, 2017

TOPEKA — Vernon L. Weimer died Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, at Stormont-Vail Hospital, Topeka. He was 84.

He was born July 6, 1933, at Olivet, the son of Louis and Dorothy Taylor Weimer. He spent his life in the Olivet, Melvern and Carbondale communities.

Donald Cullen Bryant

Sept. 4, 1977 – Nov. 7, 2017

OVERBROOK — Donald Cullen Bryant, Overbrook, died Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. He was 40.

He was born Sept. 4, 1977, at Lawrence. He graduated from Santa Fe Trail High School in 1996 and attended Kaw Area Vocational School and Allen Community College. He served in the Kansas National Guard.

He was employed as the maintenance superintendent for the city of Overbrook. Donald “Ratchet” was a member of the Boozefighters Motorcycle Club and served as a sergeant-at-arms.

He married Jennifer Toyne in August 2001. They later divorced.

Ellis Linwood Swarts

May 11, 1922 – Nov. 2, 2017

OSAGE CITY — Ellis Linwood Swarts, Osage City, died Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, at Osage City. He was 95.

He was born May 11, 1922, the son of Harry and Jessie Benton Swarts. He graduated from Osage City High School in 1940.

Mary T. Stockman

May 19, 1926 – Nov. 11, 2017

TOPEKA — Mary T. Stockman passed from this world to her new journey with the Lord, Nov. 11, 2017, at Midland Hospice, Topeka. She was 91.

She was born May 19, 1926, at Topeka, the sixth of seven daughters of Leo A. and Loretta Erbacher.

She grew up in St. Marys, where she attended and graduated from Immaculate Conception Catholic School. After high school graduation, she attended St. Marys College, Leavenworth, before moving to Denver to join the workforce.

Sandra Thurman

May 15, 1938 – Nov. 13, 2017

LYNDON — Sandra Thurman died Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, at her home in Lyndon. She was 79.

She was born May 15, 1938, at Verona, Mo., the daughter of Oren and Irene Ohlhausen Mann.

She lived at Pomona Lake, Perry, and at Lyndon for the last 15 years. She was a homemaker and was a member of Overbrook Bible Church.

She married to James Thurman May 11, 1956, at Aurora, Mo. He survives of the home.

Don Ray Faust

May 10, 1937 – Nov. 12, 2017

OVERBROOK — Don Ray Faust, Overbrook, died after a struggle with COPD, Sunday, November 12, 2017, with his wife of 57 years by his side. He was 80.

He was born May 10, 1937, at Lincoln, Neb., the son of Earl and Alma Norris Faust. Shortly thereafter, the family moved to Des Moines, Iowa, where he attended grade school, junior high, high school and Iowa State University. He was a member of the Iowa National Guard until he joined the U.S. Air Force.

Alfred Spencer

Died – Nov. 13, 2017

SCRANTON — Alfred R. “Boogie” Spencer Sr., Scranton, died Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, at home. He was 61.

Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Nov. 20 at Carbondale Church of Christian Fellowship, Carbondale.

Hazel Lou Rethorst Herron

June 11, 1925 – Nov. 9, 2017

SPEARVILLE — Hazel Lou Rethorst Herron went to be with the Lord Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017. She was 92

She was born on June 11, 1925, at Hutchinson, the daughter of Louis and Hazel Ott Rethorst. She attended school in Spearville, graduating from high school in 1943.

She attended college at Emporia, graduating in 1947 with a home economics degree. She taught for two years in Lyons.

She married Cecil Herron June 5, 1949. He preceded her in death.

Ida Jo Haag Swisher Jones

April 21, 1936 – Nov. 6, 2017

EMPORIA — Ida Jo Haag Swisher Jones died Monday, Nov. 6, 2017 at Presbyterian Manor, Emporia. She was 81.

She was born April 21, 1936, at Emporia, the daughter of Albert Joseph and Helen Rose Brown Haag. She attended elementary school at St. Joseph’s at Olpe and graduated from Reading High School with the class of 1953.
She married Lowell “Dean” Swisher Oct. 30, 1954, at Assumption Catholic Church, Reading. They were later divorced.

Virginia L. Getsinger

Aug. 19, 1928 – Nov. 8, 2017

OSAGE CITY — Virginia L. Getsinger, Burlingame, died Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, at an Osage City nursing home. She was 89.

She was born Aug. 19, 1928, at Perry, the daughter of Leo Michael and Laura Alice Collett Werner.

She married James Michael Getsinger Feb. 10, 1948, at Topeka. He preceded her in death on Feb. 9, 1995.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Joseph Michael Getsinger on Oct. 22, 1973.



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