Kristen Lea Gilliland

June 20, 1981 – March 7, 2014

OSAGE CITY—Kristen Lea Gilliland died March 7, 2014, at Osage City. She was 32.

She was born June 20, 1981, at Emporia, the daughter of David L. and Linda K. Standiferd Gilliland. She graduated from Osage City High School with the class of 1999.

During high school, she was a member of the National Honor Society and the KAYS club. She went on to further her education at Allen Community College receiving her associates of arts degree.

Marcelline J. Ritz

Oct. 30, 1924 – March 9, 2014

OSAGE CITY—Marcelline Jesse Ritz died March 9, 2014, at Osage Nursing Center, Osage City. She was 89.

She was born Oct. 30, 1924, at Ottawa, the daughter of Homer Otto and Mattie O. Jessie Gibson. She graduated from Baldwin High School in 1942.

She served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a surgical technician. She later worked as a post office clerk and postmaster in Osage City for many years.

She married Louis Andrue Ritz Dec. 13, 1945, at El Paso, Texas. He preceded her in death on May 29, 2007.

Michie P. Slaughter

May 4, 1941 – March 7, 2014

OVERLAND PARK—Michie P. Slaughter, Overland Park, died March 7, 2014. He was 72.

He was born May 4, 1941, at Roxboro, N.C., the son of Valinda and William Slaughter. He grew up and attended schools in Roxboro with his sister, Nancy Slaughter Marston. He enjoyed playing football and singing in the barbershop quartet. He attended Davidson College on a full football scholarship.

David J. Swaim

March 12, 1957 - March 7, 2014)

TOPEKA—Staff and students at Santa Fe Trail, USD #434, of Carbondale, were saddened to learn of the death of their high school principal David J. Swaim. He died Friday, March 7, 2014, at his home in south Topeka. He was 56.

William Robert Dunn

Aug. 24, 1927 – March 6, 2014

TOPEKA—William Robert “Bob” Dunn, Topeka, died March 6, 2014. He was 86.

He was born Aug. 24, 1927, at Burlingame, the son of John and Mary Smith Dunn. After graduating from Burlingame High School in 1945, he joined the Merchant Marines and traveled the world. He was drafted into the Army and served from 1950-1952.

William A. Mathieu

Aug 26, 1920 – Jan 15, 2014

MIDWEST CITY, Okla.—William A. Mathieu died Jan. 15, 2014. He was 93.

Services will be 11 a.m. March 15 at the Osage City Cemetery .

Robert E. Herrick

March 1, 2014

BURLINGAME—Robert E. Herrick, Burlingame, died March 1, 2014, at his home. He was 60.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Hittle and a brother, Jerry Herrick.

He is survived by three daughters, Jackie Handlowich, Melinda Herrick and April Herrick; four sons, Michael Herrick, Nathan Herrick, Robert Herrick and Joseph Herrick; four sisters, Margaret Watts, Marie Preston, Nancy Simpson and Catherine Graham; three brothers, John Herrick, Hank Herrick and Melvin Herrick; and a special friend, Terri Masters.

Emma Ruth Shultz

Aug. 20, 2005 – March 2, 2014

BURLINGAME—Emma Ruth Shultz, Burlingame, died March 2, 2014, at her home in Burlingame. She was 8.

She was born Aug. 20, 2005, at Topeka, the daughter of Brett and Gina Ames Shultz. She had lived in Burlingame all of her life and was a member of the Burlingame Federated Church.

Kelsey Rae Gordon

Oct. 27, 1994 – March 1, 2014

COFFEY COUNTY—Kelsey Rae Gordon, Osage City, died March 1, 2014, in Coffey County. She was 19.

She was born Oct. 27, 1994, at Ottawa. She graduated from Osage City High School in 2013. She was a member of Osage City Baptist Temple. She had attended Ft. Scott Community College for a semester to be a beautician.

Juanita Jean Good Reutter

July 17, 1929 – March 2, 2014

GREGORY, S.D.—Juanita Jean Good Reutter left to join her husband and daughter and other family members March 2, 2014. She was 84.

She was born July 17, 1929, in Bennett County, S.D., the third of 10 children.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack; a daughter, Charlotte; her parents, Robert “Bob” and Velma Sharp Good; a sister, Maxine King; and four brothers, Thomas, Garold, Robert and Loren “John.”



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