Paul K. Bryant Posted 10/7/15

Paul Kruger Bryant III, 61, of Manhattan, passed away, Saturday, October 3rd, at Stormont-Vail Healthcare in Topeka. Paul was a Biologist for the USDA.

Paul was born in Los Angeles, CA on October 7, 1953, the son of the late Josephine Frances (Alliett) Gysel and Paul Kruger Bryant, Jr.. He graduated from Central High in Cheyenne, WY in 1972 and from the University of Wyoming in Laramie, WY. Paul loved science, genealogy, camping in Yellowstone, he worked as a Forest Ranger and counselor in Wyoming and Utah. Paul loved his cats, dogs and fish and loved loved to grow orchids .

Paul was united in marriage to Greg West on July 23, 2008 in San Francisco who survives at their home in Manhattan. He is also survived by two brothers, Kevin R. Bryant, of Apache Junction, AZ; Joseph L. Bryant, husband of Pauline , of Sun City West, AZ; a step sister, Connie Holgersen, of Albin, WY.
two step brothers, Jimmy Gysel husband of Kathy, of Denver and Gary Gysel.

A Celebration of Life will be 6:30pm on Thursday, October 8th, at the Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home & Cremation,1317 W. Poyntz Ave. in Manhattan.

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Mary Evers Posted 10/10/15


Mary M. Evers, age 92, of Manhattan, died Friday October 9, 2015 at the Leonardville Nursing Home in Leonardville, KS.
She was born on July 30, 1923 in Manhattan, the daughter of John and Emma (Niemeier) Lewis. She grew up in the Manhattan and graduated from Manhattan High School in 1941.
On October 8, 1944 in Wichita, Kansas she was united in marriage to Floyd Evers. He preceded her in death on July 25, 2000.

Mary worked for Boeing during World War II, in Wichita, helping with the demand during the War. She also worked in the Student Union at Kansas State University as a cashier. Mary was known to people as the “Owl Lady”, for the collection she had gathered over the years of many owl figures, jewelry and other items.
She was a member of the St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Manhattan. Mary also was a member the Bridge Club and enjoyed fishing and being with her family and friends.

In addition to her husband she was also preceded in death by her son, Larry Evers; her siblings: Alta Carlson, Fred Lewis, Jean Hill, and Dorothy Lewis; and her son-in-law, John Burnett.

Mary is survived by her children: Patty Burnett, of DeSoto, Kansas, Rosie Murphy (Jim), of Manhattan, and Kenneth Evers, of Blue Rapids, Kansas. She is also survived by her 10 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life Service for Mary will be held at a later date. Private Inurnment will be held at the Sunrise Cemetery in Manhattan.

Memorial Contributions in memory of Mary made be made to the Leonardville Nursing Home. Contributions may be sent in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.
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Madilyn Mall Posted 10/9/15

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Madilyn “Madie” Rose Mall, age 6 of Riley, passed away Monday, October 5, 2015 in Manhattan.

She was born on September 1, 2009 in Manhattan, the daughter of Josh Mall and Mandy Schooler.

Madie was in kindergarten at Riley County Grade School and brought positivity and laughter to any room she entered. She enjoyed everything about life, and made even the most simple things the most fun. She loved to draw whether on paper or on the sidewalk with chalk, and loved to show off the new things she’d been learning in school, despite when being asked what she learned that day she’d always say “nothing.” She loved to go on family bike rides, watch movies, and play with her dolls. She had the most infectious laugh and smile that could light up any room she walked in to. It never mattered what was going on, she was always able to bring a smile and happiness to everyone she met. The thing that will be missed the most about her is the unconditional love she showed to each and every person she knew, from bonks with her grandpa, to hugs and kisses that felt like she’d never let go, Madie was an exceptionally beautiful little girl from inside, out.

She is survived by her parents Josh Mall and Mandy Schooler of Riley; her brother Kaden and her sister Taylor of Riley; her grandparents Mike and Janet Schooler of Riley, Patty and Burt Lovgren of Manhattan and Doug and Margaret Mall of Butte, Montana; her aunts and uncles, Jorey and Jackie Schooler of Sidney, Nebraska, Adam and Cassey Schooler of Leonardville, uncles Kevin Young of Manhattan and Colton Mall of Baton Rouge, Lousiana; her aunts, Andy Lewter of Boron California, Mariah Lovgren of Manhattan, Kaylie Lovgren of Manhattan and Maura Mall of Missoula, Montana, great grandparents, Glenn and Beulah Herbic of Alma; step great grandparents, Jim and Donna Lovgren of Manhattan, cousins and special family friends Dan, Sue, Andrew and Joel Garver.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Pat Schooler and paternal great grandmother, Ailene Rose Mall.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at the Sedalia Community Church with Pastor Kevin Larson officiating. Respect calls may be made Monday afternoon at the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home in Riley. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8:00 P.M. Monday. Burial will be in the Sedalia Cemetery.

Memorials may be left in care of the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home with designation to be determined at a later date.

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Keith Noll Posted 10/10/15


Keith Anthony Noll, age 58, of Manhattan, died October 9, 2015, at Stormont-Vail Healthcare in Topeka, following a brief illness.

He was born September 29, 1957, in Manhattan, the son of Donald L. and Kathleen Lucia Ann “Kathy” (Lenherr) Noll.

Keith had worked construction at Fort Riley, for A & R, Woolworths and for Geotsch Irvine prior to going to work for USD # 383 in 1993 and was currently the Director of Maintenance and Facilities and was also a licensed electrician.

He attended Manhattan Catholic Schools and graduated from Msgr. Luckey High School in 1975.

Keith loved his family and coached all of the children’s sports while they grew up.

On October 16, 1976, at Seven Dolors Catholic Church he was married to Diane Marie Jensen. Diane survives at their home in Manhattan. Additional survivors include his three children: Jeremiah Noll of Manhattan, Jessica Nelson and her husband Brent of Manhattan, and Sarah Pritchard and her husband Adam of Windsor Heights, IA; his parents of Manhattan; four siblings: Lucia Springer of Manhattan, Dean Noll of Lawrence, KS, Lisa Kirmer of Emporia, KS, and David Noll of Shawnee, KS; and five grandchildren: Finnegan, Lillian and Liam Nelson, Mia and Evelyn Pritchard.

Mass of the Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 A.M. Wednesday at the Seven Dolors Catholic Church with Father Kerry Ninemire as celebrant. Interment will follow in the St. Patrick’s Cemetery on Elbow Creek.

A Christian Vigil Service will be held at 6:00 P.M. Tuesday at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Chapel with the family receiving friends following until 8:00 P.M.

Online condolences may be left for the family through the funeral home website at

Memorial contributions may be made to the Seven Dolors Catholic Church or the Manhattan-Ogden Public Schools Foundation. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502.

Richard Powell Posted 10/9/15

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Richard “Dick” Dean Powell, 76, St. George, KS passed away Thursday, October 8, 2015 at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan, KS.

Richard was born on June 16, 1939 in Manhattan, KS to Harold and LaVera (Hupe) Powell. After high school, Dick went to plumbing school and then worked at Powell Brothers and Midstate Mechanical as a master plumber. He was united in marriage with Helen Dornbusch on June 26, 1960 at the United Methodist Church in Wamego. Helen survives at their home in St. George. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and loved teaching kids the art to the sports. Dick also liked to refurbish furniture and restore vehicles. Dick was a member of the National Wild Turkey Federation, the American Legion Post #17 and the VFW in Manhattan.

He is also survived by a sister: Sherry (Gary) Duncan, St. George, KS; two brother in-laws: Gus (Donna) Dornbusch, Lincoln, NE, and Harold Fritzson, St. George, KS; a sister in-law: Rita Dornbusch, Westmoreland, KS; and several nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial services for Dick will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at the Stewart Funeral Home of Wamego. Inurnment will follow at the Louisville City Cemetery. The family will be accepting friends from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Monday, October 12, 2015 at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the St. George United Methodist Church, Good Shepherd Hospice House, and the National Wild Turkey Federation, and may be left in care of Stewart Funeral Home, PO Box 48, Wamego, KS 66547. Online condolences may also be left at

Verna Wiard Posted 10/9/15

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Verna Alice Wiard, age 93 of Manhattan, Kansas, died Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at the Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan.

She was born on November 17, 1921 in Leonardville, Kansas, the daughter of Herbert C. and Mary V. (Hanson) Johnson.

On May 14, 1942, she was married to Herman R. Wiard at Leonardville, Kansas. He preceded her in death on July 29, 2014.

She was a homemaker and was a member of the Keats United Methodist Church, Keats United Methodist Women, Silver Creek Beneficiary Club, Keats Redirects and Eastern Star.

She is survived by two sons, Howard A. Wiard and wife Judy of Denver, Colorado and David C. Wiard and wife Nancy of Viola, Kansas; one daughter, Mary Alice Wiard of Wichita, Kansas; two brothers, Orland C. Johnson and wife Virginia and Gordon D. Johnson, both of Overland Park, Kansas; two sister-in-laws, Helen Crowl of Olathe, Kansas and Priscilla Johnson of Denver, Colorado; four grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by one brother, Richard Johnson, one sister and brother-in-law, Maxine and Jay Porter and one sister-in-law, Gretta Johnson.

Memorial services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Monday, October 12, 2015 at the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home in Riley with Rev. Bill Eisele officiating. A private family burial will be in the Leonardville Cemetery.

A memorial has been established for the Keats United Methodist Church. Contributions may be left in care of the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home in Riley, Kansas.

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