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Veronica Barry Posted 9/12/14
Veronica Ann Barry, age 84, of Manhattan, died September 11, 2014, at Meadowlark Hills
She was born February 9, 1930, in Manhattan, and had been a lifetime area resident.
Veronica attended grade school in the country school on McDowell Creek and graduated from
Msgr. Luckey High School.
She was a member of Seven Dolors Catholic Church, the Ladies Altar Society, St. Mary
Hospital Auxiliary, and volunteered in the Budget Shop.
She was married to Melvin R. Barry, and they later divorced.
Survivors include her three children: Melvin Barry, Jr. of Manhattan, KS, Virginia Linenberger
and her husband Roger of Hays, KS, and James Barry of Manhattan; one brother, Alfred Heidel
of Manhattan; 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Veronica was preceded in death by her parents; eight siblings: Edwin, Glenn, Wayne, Dennis,
Bernie, Mary Ann Heidel and two in infancy; one granddaughter and one great-granddaughter.
Mass of the Christian Burial will be held at 1:30 PM Monday at Seven Dolors Catholic Church
with Father Joseph Popelka as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery
southeast of Manhattan.
A Parrish Vigil will be held at 3:30 PM Sunday at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral
Chapel, the family will receive friends following the Vigil until 5:00 PM.
Online condolences may be left for the family through the funeral home website at
Memorial contributions may be made to the Seven Dolors Budget Shop. Contributions may be
left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan,
Tessie Bussart Posted 9/17/14
Tessie Myrtle Bussart, 79, of Wamego, Kansas, died Tuesday, September 16, 2014, at the Westy Community Care Home. She was a member of the area for nearly 50 years.
Tessie was born February 4, 1935, in Kalamazoo, Michigan, the daughter of Norman E. and Lucy (Kipp) Grovenburgh. She attended local schools.
Tessie worked many years cleaning houses for private families in the Manhattan area. She was a homemaker and cared for her mother in her later years. Living on the home acreage west of Wamego, she enjoyed babysitting her grandchildren, gardening, pulling weeds in the yard, bird watching and playing Bingo.
Tessie married Morris Holloway. They were later divorced. Then in September of 1972, she married Leon Bussart, Sr. He preceded her in death on January 9, 2004.
She is survived by her daughters: Sheryl Cease (Larry), Wamego, Wendie Harris, Clay Center, Wanda Tabb (Steve), Westmoreland, Toni Stiles, Rossville; sons, Wendell “Bud” Holloway and Morris “Tip” Holloway (Lorrie), both of Wamego; step-children, Audrey Finch (Alan), Hays, Robert Bussart, Salina, Leon Bussart, Jr. (Toni) Auxvasse, Missouri, Roger Bussart (Barbara), St. George; sister, Florence Swindell (Delton), Portage, Michigan; and numerous grand, great-grand and great-great grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her parents, a grandson Brandon Bussart, a great-grandson, Dereck Holloway, siblings, Lloyd Grovenburgh, Dottie Sare, Eunice Silva and Flossie Scofield.
Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, September 22, 2014, at Campanella-Evans Mortuary in Wamego. Reverend Jim Kiker will be officiating. Inurment will be held at 3:00 p.m., Monday, at Bala Cemetery near Riley Kansas. The family suggest memorial contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association, and those may be sent in care of the mortuary. Online condolences can be made at www.campanellafuneral.com.
Dan Fath Posted 9/14/14
Daniel “Dan” D. Fath, 60, a lifetime resident of Wamego, KS, passed away Sunday, September 14, 2014 at The Good Shepherd Hospice House of Manhattan, following a long battle with cancer.
Dan was born Sept. 13, 1954 in Manhattan, KS, the son of Donald Joseph and Mary Elizabeth Kelly Fath. He attended Wamego schools and graduated from Wamego High School. Following school, he worked at Jeffrey Energy Center as a construction worker from 1976 until 1982. He then began farming full-time from 1982 until having to retire from it in 2011 due to his illness. His two sons continue his farming operation today. He married Debra Elaine Eichem on June 3, 1978 at Wells Creek Church, Belvue, KS. She survives of the home.
Dan was a member of the Immanuel Faith Community Church Wells Creek, and a past member of the Kansas Builder’s Association. He enjoyed being a farmer and everything about it. He was a proud father and grandfather, loving his family very much. His personality attracted many friends and he always had a smile when saying hello.
Survivors also include his two sons: Joseph Fath and his wife Rachel, of Wamego, Jay Fath of Wamego; his mother, Mary Fath of Topeka, KS; two sisters: Janet Messing (Doug) and Kelly Dunn (Brad) all of Hutchinson, KS; one brother: Kevin Fath (Kelli) of Topeka; two grandchildren: Hailey and Caiden Fath of Wamego. He was preceded in death by his father, and a sister, Judy Hageman.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, September 18, 2014 at Stewart Funeral Home of Wamego, with burial following in Wamego City Cemetery. Mr. Fath will lie in-state at the funeral home beginning at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, where the family will greet friends during a visitation from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m. Memorials are suggested to: The Good Shepherd Hospice House of Manhattan, or, Immanuel Faith Community Church Wells Creek, and may be left in care of the Stewart Funeral Home, PO Box 48, Wamego, KS, 66547. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.stewartfuneralhomes.com
Brenda Morgan Posted 9/12/14
Brenda Dawn (Allen) Morgan, age 49 of Riley, Kansas, passed away Wednesday, September 10, 2014
at the Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan.
She was born on September 15, 1964 in Chula Vista, California, the daughter of Jon Howard Allen and
Marcia E. (Graham) Maxwell.
On July 23, 2011 she was married to Chris Morgan. He survives of the home.
Brenda was a custodian for the Riley County School District. Her greatest achievements were her
children, Ryan, Shy and Marco and felt extremely blessed to have a husband like Chris. She loved
animals and working in the yard, especially with her flowers. She adored the winter snow and the
In addition to her husband, she is survived by three children, Ryan Allen, Marco Flores and Shy Flores;
her mother, Marcia Maxwell; her father, Jon Allen and wife Alice; six brothers, Charles Allen, Johnny
Graham, Shannon Graham, James Graham, Daniel Allen and Shane Allen and two sisters, Jayme
Thomas and Tina Flores.
The family will receive friends for a celebration of her life from 7-8:00 P.M. Monday, September 15,
2014 at the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home in Riley.
Memorial services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at the Alert Covenant
Church, north of Leonardville, with Pastors Dwight Diller and David VanBebber officiating. Burial will
follow in the Leonardville Cemetery.
A memorial has been established for the Brenda Allen Morgan Memorial Fund. Contributions may be
left in care of the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home in Riley, Kansas.
Condolences may be left for the family at www.pfeifleyfuneralhome.com.
Ray Mulleneaux Posted 9/13/14
Ray C. Mullenaux, age 87, of Manhattan, died Friday September 12, 2014 at the Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community in Manhattan.
He was born on April 30, 1927 in Bluefield, West Virginia. After graduating high school he joined the United States Army and served for over 20 years until he retired.
In July of 1968 in Seoul, South Korea he was united to Oki Kim. She preceded him in death on April 30, 2011.
Ray is survived by his three sons: Ray Mullenaux Jr, of Grand Island, Nebraska, John Mullenaux, of Concordia, Kansas and Jimmy Mullenaux, of Junction City.
At his request he bequeathed his body to the University of Kansas School Of Medicine. No services are planned at this time. Inurnment will be held at a later date in the Fort Riley Post Cemetery.
Online condolences may be left for the family through the funeral home website at www.ymlfuneralhome.com
The Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502, is assisting the family with the funeral arrangements.
Donna Reuter Posted 9/16/14
Donna Marie Reuter, 80, of Alma, Kansas, died Tuesday, September 16, 2014, at the Alma Manor. She was a life-long resident of the community.
Donna was born September 12, 1934, in rural Alma, the daughter of Harvey John and Lillian Augusta Metzger Sommer. She attended school at Hessdale District #14, St. John Lutheran School and graduated from Alma High School in 1952.
Donna worked in her early years as a secretary to the County Attorney, for Farm Bureau Insurance and Victor Hergenreter, attorney. She then became a Licensed Abstractor and Title Agent and owned and operated the Wabaunsee County Abstract Company from 1960 until her retirement in 2010.
Donna was an active member of St. John Lutheran Church in Alma. She served as a Sunday School Teacher and the Volunteer Church Treasurer for sixteen years. She was a member of the Spring Creek Community Club and the Alma Open Door Club. After she retired she enjoyed volunteering at the Wabaunsee County Historical Society.
She married LeRoy H. Reuter on June 29, 1952, in Alma. He preceded her in death on December 5, 1982.
Donna is survived by her siblings, Ray Sommer (Lazon), Topeka, Robert Sommer (Judy), Alma, Marlis Dagg (Bill), Georgetown, Texas and Edward Sommer, Topeka; Her special friend, Don Dieball and his family; nieces and nephews, Debra Proffitt (Harry), Kenn Sommer (Nancy), Arlene Degenhardt (Jim), Angela Aune (Jason), Brenda Schumaker, Kyle John Sommer, Ronda Krause (Leroy), and Rodney Sommer (Janet); 12 grand and 6 great-grand nieces and nephews, numerous cousins and friends. She was also preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, September 20, 2014, at St. John Lutheran Church in Alma, Kansas. Reverend Robert Grimm will be officiating. Burial will follow in St. John Lutheran Cemetery. Ms. Reuter will lie-in-state beginning at 2:00 p.m., on Friday, at the church, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, they suggest memorial contributions to St. John Lutheran Church or the Wabaunsee County Historical Museum, and those may be sent in care of Campanella-Gentry Funeral Home in Alma. Online condolences may be made at www.campanellafuneral.com.
Sarah Stubby Posted 9/14/14
Sarah Elizabeth Stubby, 62, of Wamego, KS, passed away Saturday, September 13, 2014 at her home.
Sarah was born July 22, 2952 in Yakima, WA, the daughter of Andrew Elias and Marguerite (Schnoor) Ashby. She was raised in Osage City, KS and graduated from Osage High School. She has been a resident of the Wamego area since 1980.
She worked at Jeffrey Energy Center as a Control Room Operator beginning in 1980 until she retired in 2001. She married David Alan Stubby on October 6, 1982 in Westmoreland, KS. He survives of the home.
Sarah was a devoted mother and grandmother. She loved spending time with her family and especially enjoyed spoiling her grandchildren during Christmas. She was very good cook and also enjoyed sewing, quilting, her gardening, and a round or two of golf.
Survivors also include: one son, Colby Brummett and his wife Kelly, of Wamego; two daughters: Patricia Nichols and husband Lonnie, of Pocasset, OK, and Beth Bryson, Abilene, KS; her mother, Marguerite Ashby, of Osage City, KS; two brothers: Richard Ashby and John Atchison, both of Kansas City, MO; one sister, Vanessa Burkdoll, Beloit, KS; and nine grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father.
Mrs. Stubby was cremated. A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Stewart Funeral Home of Wamego. A private burial will be held at Burrton Cemetery, Burrton, KS at a later date. Memorials are suggested to Manhattan Homecare and Hospice, or, Wamego Public Library, and may be left in care of the Stewart Funeral Home of Wamego, KS, PO Box 48, 66547. Online condolences may also be left at www.stewartfuneralhomes.com
Linda Wiley Posted 9/13/14
Linda R. Wiley, age 66, of Manhattan, died Thursday September 11, 2014 at the Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan.
She was born on April 2, 1948 in Manhattan the daughter of David “Jack” and Betty (Plummer) Mathies. She attended schools in Manhattan and graduated from Manhattan High School with the class of 1966.
Linda was married to Woodrow “Bud” Wiley for 32 years. She was a homemaker and enjoyed spending time with her family, she a lifetime resident of Manhattan.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and also her sister, Edith Carnes.
Linda is survived by her three children: Angela Burton, of Manhattan, Kevin Wiley, of Frankfort, and Jimmy Wiley, of Manhattan. Additional survivors include her two grandchildren: David Padgett and Conner Burton both of Manhattan; her son-in-law, Sean Padgett, of Manhattan; her brother, Charles Mathies, of Basehor, KS, her sisters: Betty Loop, of Manhattan, Darla Lightsey and her husband Jonnie of Killeen, Texas; and her nine nieces and nephews: Sam Carnes, Lucy Ann Lightsey, Christopher Lightsey, Kelly Johnson, Brian Loop, Lori Mathies, Mark Mathies, Sara Hodges, and Sandi Neill.
Memorial Services for Linda will be held on Wednesday September 17, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Ben Duerfeldt officiating. Inurnment will follow in the Sunset Cemetery in Manhattan.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home to assist the family with the funeral expenses. 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