Gary Jernigan

June 27, 1938 – Dec. 28, 2013

TOPEKA—Gary Jernigan, Lyndon, died Dec. 28, 2013, at a Topeka hospital. He was 75.

He was born June 27, 1938, at Topeka, the only child of Orville and Pearle Jones Jernigan. He grew up north of Dragoon Creek north of Lyndon. He had lived in Atlanta, Ga., Topeka, and then returned to Lyndon.

He graduated from Osage City High School in 1956. He attended Emporia State University where he received a bachelor’s degree in music education in 1960, and his master’s degree in music in 1961.

Elton Vaughn

Died Dec. 27, 2013

Junction City—Elton G. Vaughn, 90, formerly of Osage City, passed away Friday, December 27, 2013 at Geary Community Hospital in Junction City.

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, at the VanArsdale Funeral Chapel in Osage City with burial to follow at Osage City Cemetery. Family will receive friends an hour before service at the funeral home. Memorials can be made to the American Legion Post 198 and sent in care of VanArsdale Funeral Chapel, 107 N. Sixth, Osage City, KS 66523.

R.E. Phelps Jr.

Aug. 8, 1928 – Dec. 28, 2013

OVERBROOK—R.E. “Bud” Phelps Jr. died Dec. 28, 2013, at his home west of Overbrook. He was 85.

He was born Aug. 8, 1928, at Fredonia, the son of Robert and Marie McReynolds Phelps. He lived in California for many years before returning to the Overbrook area in 1994.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1950 to 1952. He worked as a lead man for TRW and Northrup-Grumman in California from 1957 to 1990.

He married Peggy Scott July 11, 1954, at Chanute. She survives.

Milton Carl Scheer

Feb. 10, 1930 – Dec. 23, 2013

LYNDON—Milton Carl Scheer died Dec. 23, 2013, at his home in Lyndon. He was 83.

He was born Feb. 10, 1930, at Maud, Okla., the son of David and Hazel Noe Scheer. He lived in McFarland before moving to Lyndon where he has lived for the past 36 years.

He graduated from Topeka High School in 1948 and served in the U.S. Navy from 1949 to 1950. He worked as a painter most of his life.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Eugene Scheer.

Marilyn Vaye Davis

June 13, 1936 – Dec. 20, 2013

TOPEKA—Marilyn Vaye Davis, Topeka, died Dec. 20, 2013, at a Topeka hospital. She was 77.

She was born June 13, 1936, on a farm in rural Eskridge. She was the daughter of James Ivan Sr. and Vera Lorene McMasters Bennett. She grew up in Eskridge, and graduated from Eskridge High School in 1955.

Betty A. Thornton

Aug. 19, 1945 – Dec. 25, 2013

SCRANTON—Betty A. Thornton, Scranton, died Dec. 25, 2013. She was 67.

She was born Aug. 19, 1946, at Harvard, Ill., the daughter of Herbert and Margaret Brim Stoner.

She married William “Bill” Thornton Sr. Oct. 16, 1965. He survives of the home.

She worked as a cook at Brookside Manor, Overbrook. She was a member of Overbrook United Methodist Church. She loved playing bingo and piano.

Earl Dean Satzler

July 11, 1935 – Dec. 21, 2013

FORT SCOTT—Earl Dean Satzler, rural McCune, died Dec. 21, 2013, at Mercy Hospital, Fort Scott, KS. He was 78. He had been a resident of Fort Scott Manor Nursing Home since May 11, 2011.

He was born July 11, 1935, in Wabaunsee County, the son of Earl Everett and Dorothy Gertrude Provost Satzler. He attended schools in Harveyville, and graduated from Harveyville High School in 1953. In 1955, he attended Bartlesville Christian College and worked in Bartlesville, Okla.

He was a member of the Church of Christ.

Dr. Lloyd Lee Dodson

Dr. Lloyd Dodson

April 20, 1924 – Dec. 21, 2013

TOPEKA—Dr. Lloyd Lee Dodson, Topeka, died Dec. 21, 2013, peacefully in his home with his loving family by his side. He was 89.

He was born April 20, 1924, the son of Stokes and Beulah Dodson. He grew up in Topeka, having attended Lowman Hill and Randolph grade schools, Boswell Junior High, and in 1942, he graduated from Topeka High School.

John Edward DeYoung

Sept. 5, 1947 – Dec. 21, 2013

TOPEKA—John Edward DeYoung, Osage City, died Dec. 21, 2013, at Stormont-Vail HealthCare, Topeka. He was 66.

He was born Sept. 5, 1947, at Homer, N.Y., the son of Hank and Charlotte DeYoung. He attended Cortland High School, Cortland, N.Y., and graduated in the class of 1965. He attended automotive mechanics school until being called to serve in the U.S. Army in 1967.

He retired from the State of New York utilities after 20 years of service in the maintenance department.

Nicole Michelle Anstaett

Nicole Michelle Anstaett

Dec. 29, 1986 – Dec. 1, 2013

GRESHAM, Ore.— Nicole Michelle Anstaett was born Dec. 29, 1986, at Riverside, Calif., the daughter of Brian Anstaett and Karen McAuthen. She was 26. She lived in Gresham, Ore., and Burlingame.

She was a member of the Kansas Army National Guard. She was a beautiful young woman and mother whose whole life was her son.



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