Obituaries

Raymond Chauncey Stevens

Aug. 12, 1931 – June 13, 2014

SPRING HILL—Raymond “Arch” Chauncey Stevens, Spring Hill, formerly of Gardner, ascended to heaven June 13, 2014. He was 82.

He was born Aug. 12, 1931, at San Diego, Calif., the son of Abram and Flossie Mae Canon Stevens. Due to his dad’s naval service, he lived in Panama Canal Zone, Hawaii, New Mexico, South Carolina, New York and California.

He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean conflict.

He married Beverly Carol McCoy May 29, 1954, at Moran. She preceded him in death in 2008.

Martha Issinghoff

July 30, 1925 – June 14, 2014

OSAGE CITY—Martha Issinghoff died June 14, 2014. She was 88.

She was born July 30, 1925, at St. Anthony’s Hospital, Hays, the daughter of Anton and Anna Sauer Stremel. She received her primary education at St. Mary’s Catholic School, Loretto, Rush County, and graduated from Windthorst High School, Windthorst.

She married Linus Clinton Issinghoff Jan. 28, 1947, at Immaculate Heart of Mary, Windthorst. He preceded her in death.

Frank E. Prost

Feb. 23, 1934 – June 13, 2014

OVERBROOK—Frank E. Prost, Carbondale, died June 13, 2014, at Brookside Retirement Community, Overbrook. He was 80.

He was born Feb. 23, 1934, at Osage City, the son of Frank and Alvera Woolery Prost. He grew up in Osage City, and lived in Topeka, then near Carbondale for the last 41 years.

Elmer Earl Lindell

Jan. 23, 1922 – June 13, 2014

LAWRENCE—Elmer Earl Lindell, Lawrence, died June 13, 2014, at his home after fighting a short battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 92.

He was born Jan. 23, 1922, at Lone Star, the son of August and Mattie Lutz Lindell. After graduating from Liberty Memorial High School in 1941, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, where he served at Leyte Island and Okinawa during World War II.

Ruth Ann Gruver

Aug. 20, 1943 — June 12, 2014

TOPEKA—Ruth Ann Gruver, 70, Centropolis, died June 12, 2014, at Stormont-Vail HealthCare.

She was born Aug. 20, 1943 at Richland, the daughter of Hyluard and Chrystyne (Benander) Maichel.

She is survived by her husband, Calvin Gruver of the home; a daughter, Michelle Brown and husband, Rob, Overbrook; a son, Bob Gruver and wife, Lori, Centropolis; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; siblings, Nelson Young, Sandra Simmons, Wayne Maichel, Bonnie Keim and Carl Maichel.

John Louis Smith

Oct. 25, 1996 – June 9, 2014

TREG COUNTY—John Louis “Bubba” Smith, Ottawa, died June 9, 2014, in Trego County. He was 17.

He was born Oct. 25, 1996, at Ottawa, the son of John Smith and Veronica Lawrence Powell. He grew up in Osage City moving to Ottawa in 2012. He was a junior at Ottawa High School.

He worked as a handyman for Main Street Antiques, for the past year and a half, and also as an auto detailer for Ottawa Chrysler.

Gregory W. Perry

Jan. 8, 1951 – June 9, 2014

VASSAR—Gregory W. Perry died June 9, 2014, at his home near Vassar. He was 63.

He was born Jan. 8, 1951, at Topeka, the son of William and Helene Cazier Perry. He grew up in Wakarusa, graduated from Washburn Rural High School and Washburn University. He worked in sales most of his life.

He married Kathy Karr Aug. 22, 1971, at Vassar. She survives of the home.

He was preceded in death by his father, William.

Lucille M. Winsor

Feb. 18, 1925 – June 8, 2014

BURLINGAME—Lucille M. Winsor, Burlingame, died June 8, 2014. She was 89.

She was born Feb. 18, 1925, near Burlingame, the daughter of Elmer and Catheryn Morris Seastrom. She attended Sharon Rural School.

She was a homemaker. She loved her family, cooking, children, singing and watching the birds.

She married Harold Winsor in 1947. He preceded her in death.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Dora Couch and Dorothy Scheer; and four brothers, Earl, Wayne, Carol Art, and Garold Seastrom.

Lucile Cummings

March 11, 2014

Lucile Cummings died March 11, 2014, at Wellsville Retirement Community. She was 98.

She was cremated. The family will receive friends 2-3 p.m. June 12 at Feltner Funeral Home, Lyndon. Inurnment will follow at Alpine Cemetery at Melvern Lake.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lyndon Carnegie Library, sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home.

Jean Lois Ingersoll

Jan. 3, 1920 – June 4, 2014

TOPEKA—Jean Lois Ingersoll died June 4, 2014, at Topeka. She was 94.

She was born Jan. 3, l920, at Topeka, the daughter of John Daneke and Genevieve Petereck Daneke.

She taught school at Cargy School in Douglas County and Overbrook Grade School before her marriage to Phillip Ingersoll in 1942 in Topeka. He preceded her in death in 1952.

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