Robert Cox Posted 8/27/14

Robert Glen Cox, 80, of Westmoreland, KS passed away Monday, August 25, 2014 at Westy Community Care Home in Westmorland.

He was born on March 1, 1934 in Corning, KS, the son of Terrance and Wilma (Ward) Cox. After he attended Seaman High School, he was united in marriage with Mary “Kathyrn” Browning on June 15, 1955 in Topeka. He was a 3rd Degree member of the Knights of Columbus Council #902 out of Flush with St. Joseph Catholic Church, active in 4-H, loved to wood work, play cards, go to his children’s and grandchildren’s events, and to square dance with Kathyrn. Robert was a man that met you with a smile and a firm handshake and didn’t know a stranger.

He was survived by his wife Kathryn of Westmorland, two sons, Jerry and wife Kandie of Wamego, and Jim and wife Jane of Wamego, two daughters, Susie Rouse and husband Dan of Meriden, KS, and Sara Brummett and husband Brian of Westmorland, three brothers, Ray and Terry of Topeka and Charles of Fairview, a sister, Maxine Byler of Topeka, 6 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 6, 2014 at Stewart Funeral Home of Wamego, with burial following at the St. George Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested memorials go to the Westy Community Care Home Alzheimer’s Wing and maybe be left in care of the Stewart Funeral Home, PO Box 48, Wamego, KS, 66547. Online condolences may b left for the family at

Frederick Doza Posted 8/25/14

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Frederick Muriel Doza, age 84 of Leonardville, KS died Sunday, August 24, 2014 at the Mercy

Regional Health Center in Manhattan, KS. He was a resident of the Leonardville Nursing
Home and was a long time member of the Leonardville community since 1969. He was a
charter member of the Leonardville Lions Club and a member of American Legion Post 40.
He was born March, 28, 1930 at St. Louis, MO. the son of Almont Francis and Gertrude Rachel
Rogers (Nee) Doza.

He married Alberta Marie Dyle (Nee) Doza and they divorced in 1956. He then married Leona
Spradling and they divorced in 1968. On March 1, 1969 he married Pauline (Polly) Hays
Larson. She preceded him in death on October 19, 2005.

Mr. Doza worked at the Pittsburgh Plate & Glass factory at Crystal City, MO prior to entering
his military career in February 1948. He retired from the U.S. Army at the rank of CW3 from Ft.

Riley, KS in 1969. He had a wide range of jobs ranging from foreman, equipment operator,
electrical supervisor, salesman and service station attendant after his retirement from the
service. After retirement, he furthered his education in Air Condition/Refrigeration &
Computers. His hobbies included collecting coffee cups, reading mysteries and spending KS
winters in Zapata, TX.

During his military career, he was stationed in France, Germany, Korea & Vietnam. He
received several awards and medals: Occupation Medal, National Defense Medal, Good
Conduct Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Armed Forces Reserve
Medal, Army Commandment Medal and Bronze Star.

He is survived by his two daughters, Barbara Sue Peoples and husband William (Bill) of
Syracuse, MO and Charlotte Marie Doza (Nee) Lee and husband Robert of Clay Center, KS;
stepdaughter Vonnie Bryant of Junction City, KS; stepson Larry Larson and wife Gena of
Randolph, KS, 12 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; 2 sisters Betty Haverstick of Willis,
TX & Donna Vest of GA and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three sons Frederick Leroy, Francis Eugene, Russell Andrew; a
stepson Loren Larson; two grandsons Joseph Frederick & Corey Lee; a great grandson James
David Peoples; three brothers Eddie, Robert, Jim Doza; one sister Charlotte Roth and two son-
in-laws, Bob Bryant and Chuck Johnston.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Thursday, August 28, 2014 at the Anderes-Pfeifley
Funeral Home in Riley, KS with Pastor Kevin Larson officiating. Respect calls may be made
anytime Wednesday where the family will receive friends from 7-8:00 P.M. Wednesday. Burial
will be in the Kansas Veteran’s Cemetery at Manhattan, KS.

A memorial has been established for the Wounded Warrior Project. Contributions may be left
in care of the Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home in Riley, KS.
Condolences may be left for the family at

Rosa Jones Posted 8/26/14

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Rosa Lee Jones, 69, Manhattan, KS, Monday, August 25th, at Mercy Regional Health Center.

Rosa Lee Kleinschmidt was born in Herington, KS on September 14, 1944, the daughter of the late Clemens Karl Ernest and Esther Viola (Schlesener) Kleinschmidt. Rosa was united in marriage to John H. Jones on July 22, 1962 at the St. John’s Lutheran Church at Lyons Creek, rural Herington.

Rosa was a graduate of the Herington High School where she was a member of the alumni and a Herington Home Coming Queen, she graduated from Ft. Hays St. University receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in Home Economics; she received her Masters Degree from Kansas State University in Early Childhood Education and attended Oklahoma State University in Consumer Education while working on her Doctorate. She currently was the WIA Grant coordinator for USD 383 Manhattan and she had worked as a Para Educator, a Substitute teacher. In the past she taught at Moundridge, Ks, Ft. Hays State University, McPherson High School and developed and taught the Outreach courses program for many public & private schools in Kansas (KWU, Bethany, McPherson, etc.). She was a member of College Avenue United Methodist Church, Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, PEO Chapter IL, KSU Teacher Ambassador and Riley County Council of Social Service Agencies

Rosa is also survived by a daughter, Jacqueline B. (Brad S.) Palmateer, of Manhattan, KS; a son,John C. Jones, of Manhattan, KS; a sister, Marjorie (Barry) Thacker, of Herington; two brothers, Jerry Kleinschmidt, of Herington; Dale Kleinschmidt, of Herington; a grandson: Monty Palmateer and a granddaughter: Hunter Palmateer both of Manhattan as well as many many nieces & nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Wednesday and Thursday from 9am-8pm at Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home & Cremation. The family will be present on Thursday evening, Aug. 28 from 6-8pm at the funeral home.

Services will be at 10:00am on Friday, August 29th at the College Avenue United Methodist, with Rev. Larry Fry officiating. Burial will follow at the St. John’s Lutheran Church Cemetery at Lyons Creek, Herington, KS.

The family request donations to College Avenue United Methodist Church Building Fund 1609 College Ave Manhattan, KS 66502 or St. John’s Lutheran Church at Lyons Creek, rural Herington. For more information, to send an email condolence or gift, visit the funeral homes website

Kimberly Nations Posted 8/27/14

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Kimberly S. “Kim” Nations, age 37, of Ogden, Kansas, died August 26, 2014, at Kansas
University Medical Center.

She was born May 8, 1977, in Manhattan, the daughter of Ward D. and Sharon R.

Falder) Nations.

Kim had been a lifetime area resident and graduated from Manhattan High School.

She enjoyed participating in Special Olympics, plays at Manhattan Arts Center,
bowling, art work and tracing, playing Bingo, and was a friend to everyone and never met
a stranger.

Kim had worked at Kentucky Fried Chicken, Vista Restaurant and at Big Lakes
Developmental Center.

She is survived by her parents of Ogden; two brothers: Ward Nations and his wife
Rebecca of Ogden, and Doug Nations and his wife Shelly of Lawrence; and eight nieces
and nephews: Kody, Kasey, Kaitlyn, Kyler, Kamryn, Lane, Blake and Jordan.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Saturday at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen
Funeral Chapel with Reverend Diana Chapel officiating. Interment will follow in the
Ogden City Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 7:00 until 8:00 P.M. Friday at the Yorgensen-
Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the Big Lakes Foundation. Contributions may
be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue,
Manhattan, KS 66502.

Delbert Simon Posted 8/24/14

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Delbert Harlan Simon, 85, of Alma, Kansas, died Saturday, August 23, 2014, at Stormont-Vail Health Care in Topeka. He was a life-long resident of the area.

Delbert was born January 9, 1929, in rural Alma, Kansas, the son of Harlan and Florence Maas Simon. He attended local schools and graduated in 1947 from Alma High School. He then served in the United States Army.

Delbert married Virginia Mae Anderson on June 18, 1950, in Alma. She preceded him in death on July 12, 2007.

Delbert operated the family dairy and farm until his retirement in 1993. He was an active member of St. John Lutheran Church and held various positions at the church. He also served as an usher for many years. He had also been a member of the St. John Lutheran School Board. He loved his family and the time he spent with them. Delbert was a tinkerer and enjoyed being outdoors. He also enjoyed working puzzles, puzzle books and playing cards. He was a member of the Open Door group. In his earlier years he enjoyed square dancing.

Delbert is survived by his daughters, Vicki Kraus (Bob), Harveyville, Carol Peterson (Dale) Alta Vista and Shelly Corp (Jim), Alta Vista; brother, Ray Simon (Marilyn), Alma; sister, June McLain (John), Council Grove; brother –in-law, Robert Anderson, Emporia; grandchildren, Travis Kraus, Jason Kraus, Kayne Kraus, Jeremy Kraus, Jeffrey Peterson, Shandi Andres, Kevin Brabb, Shantel Corp and Koby Corp; and great-grandchildren, Jayden, Rykin, Madisyn, Laney, Journey, Jeremiah, Castyn, Cooper, Kolten, and Payten.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, August 27, 2014, at St. John Lutheran Church in Alma. Reverend Robert Grimm will be officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in St. John Lutheran Cemetery. Mr. Simon will lie-in-state on Tuesday, beginning at 2:00 p.m., at Campanella-Gentry Funeral Home in Alma, where the family will greet friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. They suggest memorial contributions to St. John Lutheran Church, and those may be sent in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at

G. Earl Slagle Posted 8/28/14


G. Earl Slagle, age 88, of Manhattan, Kansas, died Tuesday evening, August 26, 2014, at the Good
Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan.

He was born on December 23, 1925, in rural Beeler, Kansas the son of Vern and Ivy (Prose) Slagle.

During WW II, Mr. Slagle served as a Merchant Marine until his honorable discharge in 1945.

On September 16, 1945, in Dighton, Kansas, he was united in marriage to the former Wanda I. Orrell.

They made their home in Manhattan for over 60 years. Mrs. Slagle preceded him in death on March 12,

Mr. Slagle was a longtime employee of Kansas State University where he worked as a Forestry
Technician, prior to his retirement in 1990. Following his retirement he went to work for Winrock
International which was working on a reforestation project in Pakistan.

Mr. Slagle was a member of the United States Merchant Marine Veterans of World War II, the Yard Art
Classics Car Club of Manhattan and founding member of CREST (Citizens Radio Emergency Standby
Team) in Manhattan. Outside of his memberships he was an artist with a permanent exhibit of his
artwork at the Grassroots Art Center in Lucas, Kansas. Other areas of interest were being a poet,
inventor, private pilot, world traveler, gardener, beekeeper and wood and metal worker.

He is survived by three sons: Tom Slagle and his wife Tammy, Lincoln, Kansas; Gary Slagle and his wife
Rhonda, Belvue, Kansas; Stacy Slagle and his wife Norma, Wamego, Kansas and one daughter: Julie
Slagle and her partner M.L. of Manhattan, Kansas. Also surviving are four grandchildren: Shannon
Showalter and his wife Tawnia, Perry, Kansas, Jared Slagle and his wife Jessica, St. Marys, Kansas,
Matthew Slagle, Wamego, Kansas, Melissa Janulis and her husband Wade, Manhattan and three great
grandchildren: Tate and Hailey Showalter and Cooper Slagle. He is also survived by one brother: Eldon
Slagle, Manhattan, Kansas and a sister-in-law: Gertrude Slagle of Pratt, Kansas.

In addition to his wife Wanda, he was also preceded in death by one daughter: Ronda Bassett, a
grandson: Strider Showalter, three sisters: Velma Slagle Stout, Bernie Slagle Sculley Nauerth, Neva Slagle
Bollinger and a brother: Floyd Slagle.

The family will receive friends during a visitation from 6:00 until 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 2, 2014,
at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home.

Memorial services will be held 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 3, 2014, at the Yorgensen-Meloan-
Londeen Funeral Chapel with Reverend Wesley Paddock officiating. Inurnment of the cremated remains
will be held at a later date in the Buda Cemetery near Beeler, Kansas.

On-line condolences may be left for the family through the funeral home website located at

Memorials have been established for the Manhattan Arts Center, Manhattan, Kansas and for the
Grassroots Art Center, Lucas, Kansas. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-
Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.

Olive Wille Posted 8/24/14

Olive Maurine Wille, 94, of Wamego, KS passed away Friday, August 23, 2014 at her residence in Vintage Park of Wamego.

She was born September 22, 1919 in Crawfordsville, IA, the daughter of James and Maude (McKee) Martin. Her family moved to Eskridge, KS in 1929, where she graduated from high school in 1936. Olive received her teaching certificate from Emporia State Teacher’s College in 1939, and began teaching in school district 58 near Paxico, and then taught at district 56 south of Belvue, KS near Wells Creek. She then took time off teaching to raise her family and take care of the home. She also worked for the Kansas Insurance Department’s Agents Licensing Division until 1982. Olive was united in marriage to Harold G. Wille on May 1, 1941. He preceded her in death in 1987.

She was a member of the First Congregational Church of Topeka, a former member of the Wells Creek Immanuel U.C.C. and former member of T.O.P.S. She enjoyed traveling and camping, embroidering, was an avid book reader, and baked wonderful pies.

She is survived by her two children: Wayne Wille (Lynn) , Topeka, KS, Sandra Thowe (Delmar), Alma, KS; 5 grandchildren: Gina, Tara, Sean , Jay, Dustin, 14 great-grandchildren: Justin, Kacey, Kaylyn, Ashley, Peyton, Ryan, Tiffany, Jessica, Reid, Ryleigh, Trayton, Sadie, Taryn, Dacey; a great-great grandson, Korben. She was also preceded in death by her two sisters: Eula Dillon and Jemima Ruble, five brothers: Tom, Eugene, William, Robert and Bruce.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at Stewart Funeral Home of Wamego, with burial following in Wamego City Cemetery. Mrs. Wille will lie in-state at the funeral home beginning at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, where the family will greet friends during a visitation from 7:00 until 8:30 p.m.. Memorials are suggested to Vintage Park of Wamego, 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