Theresa Fraizer Garcia

May 1, 1940 – April 30, 2019

TOPEKA — Theresa Fraizer Garcia, Carbondale, died Tuesday, April 30, 2019, at The University of Kansas Health System St. Francis Campus, Topeka. She was 78.

She was born May 1, 1940, the third born to Thomas Raymond and Helen Fraizer. She graduated from Hayden High School and received her RNBSN from St. Mary of the Plains College.

Her career was devoted to nursing and she worked in her field for 40 plus years with more than 30 of those years at St. Francis Hospital, Topeka.

Charles August Hutchison

Aug. 2, 1926 – April 30, 2019

OVERBROOK — Charles August Hutchison, Overbrook, formerly of Burlingame, died Tuesday, April 30, 2019, at Brookside Retirement Community, Overbrook. He was 92.

He was born Aug. 2, 1926, at Scranton, the son of Charles M. and Anna M. Sheall Hutchison. He graduated from Scranton High School in 1944.

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Highway Closure

K-31 Highway between Osage City and U.S. 75 Highway is closed due to water over the highway.

Rachelle Thurston

July 29, 1969 – April 28, 2019

LYNDON — Rachelle Thurston, Lyndon, died Sunday, April 28, 2019. She was 49.

She was born July 29, 1969, at Cleveland, Okla., the daughter of Floyd and Chris Goddard. She was a long time resident of Osage County and lived in Lyndon the last two years. She graduated from Prue High School, Prue, Okla., with the class of 1987.

Jerry “Goose” Dean Ormsby

July 29, 1953 – April 26, 2019

TOPEKA — Jerry “Goose” Dean Ormsby, Osage City, passed away peacefully with family at his side, Friday, April 26, 2019, at Healthcare Resorts, Topeka. He was 65.

He was born July 29, 1953, son of Alvin and Leota Ormsby, Osage City. He served Osage City community as a police officer for 20 years. He also volunteered his time with the fire department until health issues forced him to retire. He worked for COF, Osage City.

Jill Nicole Casten Downing

June 17, 1980 – April 23, 2019

MANHATTAN — Jill Nicole Casten Downing Tuesday, April 23, 2019, at her home in Manhattan. She was 38.

She was born June 17, 1980, at Ottawa, the daughter of the late, Joyce Stinson Casten and Jeff Casten.

She grew up in Quenemo and graduated from Marais des Cygnes Valley High School in 1998. She lived in Manhattan since 2014.

William “Bill” Smith Sr.

Nov. 1, 1925 – April 28, 2019

TOPEKA — William “Bill” Smith Sr., Topeka, died Sunday, April 28, 2019. He was 93.

He was born Nov. 1, 1925, at Franklin, Neb., the son of Francis and Daisie Baker Smith.

He married Julia Maus, July 30, 1946, at her parents’ home. She preceded him in death March 22, 2006.

He worked in construction as well as managed his own farm. He had a lifelong love for farming. He and his wife, Julia, purchased a farm in 1950 near Harveyville, that he actively farmed until two years ago, but was involved with until his death.



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