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Therese Grimm Posted 4/16/15
Therese A. Grimm, 70, Wamego, passed away Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at the Newman Regional Health Center in Emporia, Kansas.
On October 5, 1944, Therese Grimm was born in West Point, Nebraska to Joseph and Agnes (Brehmer) Nacke. She graduated from Archbishop Bergen Catholic High School in Fremont, Nebraska. She was a waitress at the Friendly Cooker, Kirby’s in Manhattan, Johnnies Steakhouse and the Country Club in Columbus, Nebraska.
Therese enjoyed knitting, word search puzzles, reading and cooking. She was known around town for her beautiful flower garden in front of her house. She also loved dancing at polka festivals.
She is survived by two sons: Michael (Angie) Grimm, Amarillo, TX, and Shawn Grimm, Houston, TX; a daughter: Jessie Jordan and significant other, Johnny Whearty, Emporia, KS; four sisters: Loyola (Rich) Rosno, Grand Island, NE, Trilvian Cerny, Fremont, NE, Sally (Bob) Price, The Colony, TX, and Connie (Keith) Weinzetl, The Colony, TX; one brother: Hubert Nacke and significant other, Luisa, California; six grandchildren: Justin Jordan, Kellay Herrera, Shelby Jordan, Logan Grimm, Mallory Grimm, and Victor A. Lezama, Jr.; and one great-grandchild: Julie Jordan. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Daniel Nacke.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at the Stewart Funeral Home of Wamego. Therese will lie in-state Friday, April 17, 2015 from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. with visitation to follow from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. The family has suggested memorials to go to the National Breast Cancer Foundation and the American Heart Association and may be left in care of the Stewart Funeral Home, PO Box 48, Wamego, KS 66547. Condolences may also be left at www.stewartfuneralhomes.com
Delbert Lane Posted 4/16/15
Delbert Lee Lane, 82, of McFarland, Kansas, formerly of Topeka, died April 12, 2015, at the Alma Manor. He had been a resident of McFarland for fifteen years.
Delbert was born February 5, 1933, in Emporia, Kansas, the son of William and Lena Shields Lane. He attended local schools and graduated from Topeka High School.
Delbert was a bus driver for the Topeka Transit System. Prior to his driving, he was a salesman for Kamen Supply Company. He was a sergeant in the Topeka Police Reserves and also did security work at the Eastboro Shopping Center. He was dedicated to his work but loved spending time with his grandchildren.
He married LaRita Lewis on July 3, 1952, in Topeka. She survives at their home.
He is also survived by his sons; Talmadge Evans, McFarland, Danny Lane (Terri), Alma, Michael Lane (Tammy), Scranton; his sister, Arlene Scallet, Concord, California; grandsons, Troy Lane (Brandy), Scranton, Patrick Lane, Alma, Thad Martin (Natalie), Topeka, Aron Lane (Tabitha), Omaha, Nebraska; and great-grandchildren, Spencer Lane, Alexis Ralls, Alison and Alivia Lane, Destanie, Briaunna and Trae Martin, Shalee and Kaden Geren. Delbert was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Norma Tate.
Memorial services will be held at a later date and will be announced by the funeral home. Inurnment will be at Topeka Cemetery. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Alma Manor and those may be mailed to Campanella-Evans Mortuary in Wamego. Online condolences may be made at www.campanellafuneral.com.
Dwaine Mellies Posted 4/15/15
Dwaine L. Mellies, age 76 of Clay Center, Kansas, passed away Sunday, April 12, 2015 at the Clay
County Medical Center.
He was born on September 15, 1938 in Clay Center, the son of Lawrence and Isabelle (Robinson)
Mellies. He grew up in Morganville and graduated from Morganville High School.
On June 7, 1959 in Clay Center, he married Glenda L. Milligan. She preceded him in death on
February 27, 2004.
He farmed in the Morganville community and was a member of the Kansas Army National Guard. He
attended Clay Center United Methodist Church and was a member of the Konza Connection in
Manhattan. He enjoyed dancing, gardening and animals.
He is survived by four sons, Jeff Mellies and Connie of Silver Lake, Chris Mellies and Libby of Clay
Center, Rodney Mellies and Lisa of Benton, Kentucky and Patrick Mellies of Shawnee; 11
grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and his companion, Linda Broderson.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Jody Sue Mellies and one son,
Gregory Lynn Mellies.
Graveside inurnment services in the Greenwood Cemetery will be announced at a later date.
A memorial fund may be made to the Dwaine Mellies Memorial Fund and proceeds will be determined
at a later date. Contributions may be left in care of the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home in Riley,
Condolences may be left for the family at www.pfeifleyfuneralhome.com.
Margaret Pettle Posted 4/13/15
Margaret Marie Pettle passed away on Tuesday April 7, 2015 just 19 days short of her 100 birthday, at the Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community in Manhattan.
Marie was born on April 26, 1915 in Cordell, Oklahoma to Frank and Annie Rogers. After graduating Cordell High School in 1933, Marie attended Southwestern State Oklahoma University.
On July 17, 1937, Marie married the love of her life J Raymond Pettle. Together they had one son named Jerry. Marie and Raymond moved and lived in Chicago and Washington DC before settling in Manhattan, Kansas. While in Washington, D.C., Marie worked for the USDA Graduate School for 12 years before retiring in 1973.
Marie was a wonderful and whimsical person. She had a terrific sense of humor and often liked to play practical jokes on her grandson David. Marie kept her mind sharp and would work daily Crossword and Sudoku puzzles. She was an avid bridge player and would never turn down a game. Into her 90’s, she kept the Marathon Bridge scores and schedule of play for the Meadowlark group. Marie was very active and played golf with her friends until she was 85. Marie took a lot of pride in her appearance and was always dressed impeccably. She had beautiful blue eyes that complimented her silver white hair and radiant smile. Besides golfing and playing bridge, Marie liked to sew and made many beautiful blankets for friends and family including her great grandson and granddaughter.
Marie was very active in her community and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Manhattan Library Association, the Manhattan Country Club, and the Kansas Women’s Golf Association, and the Friends of McCain. Marie was a huge fan of Kansas State basketball and football and never missed watching a game.
Marie is survived by her grandson David Pettle of Dallas, Texas, his wife Shannon and their two children Blake and Lauren. Her stepdaughter-in-law, Katie Philp and her son Ben Trenary his wife Trish Gott and their two children Charlie and Leo, Manhattan, Kansas.
Preceding her in death were her husband Raymond and son Jerry.
A celebration of Marie’s life will be at 11:00 am on Wednesday April 15, 2015 at the First Presbyterian Church, 801 Leavenworth, in Manhattan, with the Rev. R. Cam McConnell officiating. Private inurnment will be held in the Sunrise Cemetery in Manhattan.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Manhattan Public Library. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.
Online condolences may be left for the family through the funeral home website at www.ymlfuneralhome.com
John Ramsey Jr. Posted 4/16/15
John Ramsey, Jr, age 71, of Ogden, Kansas, died Tuesday afternoon, April 14, 2015, at the St. Francis
Health Center in Topeka, Kansas.
He was born on February 17, 1944, in Grafton, Illinois the son of John and Alberta (Calvin) Ramsey, Sr.
John was raised in Grafton where he attended school.
John served with the United States Army for twelve years and later with the Army National Guard.
During his 22 years of military service he had served six years in Germany, one year in Korea and at
multiple duty stations throughout the United States. He retired at the rank of Sergeant.
John moved to Kansas and to Fort Riley in 1974 from Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. Following his
military retirement he went to work for the City of Ogden. While working for the city he helped excavate
the ground for the Ogden City swimming pool when it was constructed.
John was a 39 year member of the Ogden American Legion Post 207 and for many years helped as a
volunteer mowing the lawn at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Ogden. His hobbies included hunting,
fishing and mushroom hunting. He was also a collector and enjoyed his collection of antique and classic
cars. John was one of the original members of the Yard Art Classics Car Club in Manhattan. Above all his
true love was spending time with his family and friends, especially treasuring the time spent with his
On February 17, 2012, in Manhattan, Kansas, he was united in marriage to his longtime companion,
Nancy D. (Hunter) Stephens. She survives at their home in Ogden. Also surviving are two daughters:
Beth Dye (Gary), Waynesville, Missouri; Julia Olson (Dan), St. Robert, Missouri, two step sons: Tim
Stephens (Jennifer), Westmoreland, Kansas; Rick Stephens (Andrea), Manhattan, Kansas; and one sister:
Gladys Weed of Grafton, Illinois. Eight grandchildren: Brian Olson, Anjelica Olson, John Parker, Hunter,
Colby, Jacob, Ellie and Mya Stephens and numerous nieces and nephews also survive.
John was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.
In celebration of his life the family will receive friends during a visitation from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 18, 2015, at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home. Cremation is planned with
private inurnment to be held at a later date in the St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery in Ogden.
On-line condolences may be left for the family through the funeral home website located at
A memorial has been established for the Ogden Community Center. Contributions may be left in care of
the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.
Randall Reed Posted 4/18/15
Randall L. “Randy” Reed, age 58, of Tescott, Kansas, passed away Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at the
Salina Regional Health Center in Salina, Kansas.
He was born on October 29, 1956, in Appleton City, Missouri the son of Earnest Leroy and Beverly J.
His family moved from Missouri to Randolph, Kansas in 1969 where Randy would complete his
education, graduating from Blue Valley High School in 1975.
Following high school he went to work for Walters Morgan Construction Company in Manhattan as an
equipment operator. He then took a position in Topeka with BRB Construction and later Chronister
Construction. While with them he was a heavy equipment operator and foreman helping with various
water and wastewater projects throughout the country. He then moved to Salina where he went to
work for Stevens Construction and later returned to Chronister’s.
Randy loved the outdoors. From a very young age, Randy was fascinated with operating machinery
which would lead him to becoming a very talented equipment operator. He was also a skilled mechanic
and was always available to help a friend with a project whenever needed. Outside of his career he
enjoyed riding his four wheeler and loved to spend time with his family and friends. Two of his closest
companions were his Australian Shepherd dogs, Buster and later Rascal.
He was married to the former Marilyn R. Carver and she preceded him in death on December 31, 2013.
Randy was also preceded in death by his father, maternal grandfather and his paternal grandparents.
Survivors include his mother, Beverly J. Reed, Manhattan, KS, his sons: Dustin Dickerson, Olathe, KS and
Damon Dickerson (Alex), Lenexa, KS, and his four brothers: Ronald “Ron” Reed (Lisa Chamberlain),
Lawrence, KS; Robert “Joe” Reed (Joanne), Manhattan, KS; Richard “Rick” Reed (Laurie Schwerdt),
Manhattan, KS and Russell “Russ” Reed of Neodesha, KS. Also surviving is his maternal grandmother:
Lorelle Casperson of Manhattan, KS; his step mother: Judy Reed of Neodesha, KS and numerous nieces,
nephews, extended family and many friends.
In celebration of his life the family will receive friends during a visitation from 6:00 until 7:30 p.m. on
Friday, April 24, 2015, at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home. Cremation is planned with
private inurnment to be held at a later date in Clinton, Missouri.
To leave an on-line condolence for the family please visit the funeral home website located at
A memorial has been established for the KSU Johnson Center for Basic Cancer Research. Contributions
may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan,