Obituaries

Lorn V. McNabb

June 24, 1929 – Feb. 6, 2018

TOPEKA — Lorn V. McNabb, 88, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, at Stormont-Vail Hospital, Topeka. He was 88.

He was born June 24, 1929, at Melvern, the son of Lester and Clara Patterson McNabb. He grew up in Melvern and graduated from Melvern High School in 1947. He lived in Topeka for many years.

He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He worked for Goodyear Tire and Rubber in Topeka for 35 years. He was a member of Local No. 307 and a 65-year member of the Melvern Masonic Lodge No. 22.

Ruth Watkinson Tosone

May 19, 1929 – Jan. 30, 2018

OVERLAND PARK — Ruth Watkinson Tosone, Overland Park, died Jan. 30, 2018. She was 88.

She was born May 19, 1929, at Burlingame, the daughter of Henry and Hazel Dunn. She was raised in Burlingame.

She married Sam Watkinson. He preceded her in death in 1971. She then married Hugh Tosone. He preceded her in death.

She loved gardening and travel. Her and her husband, Hugh, were very active in the Berlin Airlift Historical Foundation.

She is preceded in death by her parents and both husbands.

Roger LeRoy Gustafson

Jan. 24, 1932 – Jan. 22, 2018

TOPEKA — Roger LeRoy Gustafson, Topeka, received his permanent set of wings on Jan. 22, 2018. He was 85.

He was born Jan. 24, 1932, the son of Fred and Mary Gustafson. He grew up in Topeka, graduating from Highland Park High School. He attended Kansas State University where he earned his bachelor of science degree in animal science in 1954.

Shirley Jean Best

March 6, 1935 – Feb. 4, 2018

SCRANTON — Shirley Jean Best, Scranton, died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, at her home. She was 82.

She was born March 6, 1935, in Jefferson County, the daughter of Loyd Ray and Irene Iva Barnard Angel.

She lived in Oskaloosa before moving to Scranton in 1989. She was a member of Cross Road Community Church.

She married Bennie D. Best Sr. Feb. 26, 1953, at Topeka. He preceded her in death on Oct. 6, 1997.

Harold W. Meneley

Aug. 5, 1923 – Feb. 2, 2018

OTTAWA — Harold W. Meneley, Quenemo, died Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, at Ottawa Retirement Village, Ottawa. He was 94.

He was born Aug. 5, 1923, Maxon, the son of J.C. and Eva Kimes Meneley. He lived most of his life in and around the Melvern and Quenemo communities. He graduated from Melvern High School.

He worked for Goodyear Tire and Rubber, Topeka, until his retirement in 1983. He farmed the family farm near Melvern where he spent countless hours and loved so much. He was a member of the Quenemo Baptist Church.

Cecilia Crummey

Died – Feb. 1, 2018

LYNDON — Cecilia Crummey, Lyndon, lost her four-year battle with breast cancer Feb. 1, 2018. She was 76.

A funeral mass will be 10:30 a.m. Feb. 10 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Osage City. A rosary will be prayed at 10 a.m. prior to the mass.

David Frank Butler

Aug. 13, 1938 – Jan. 26, 2018

AUBURN — David Frank Butler, Auburn, formerly of Harveyville, died Jan. 26, 2018. He was 79.

He was born Aug. 13, 1938, at Harveyville, the son of J. Willis and Clyda Fouts Butler.

He married Irma Dryden April 17, 1964, at Topeka. She survives. They resided in Harveyville most of their married lives until moving to Auburn seven years ago.

He was a lifelong contractor in the concrete business in the surrounding towns and countryside. He and a partner, Chris Lister, owned their own concrete business for 23 years.

Garlena Grace Bartz Anstaett

Oct. 10, 1922 – Jan. 25, 2018

LYNDON — Garlena Grace Bartz Anstaett died Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, after a brief illness. She was 95.

She was born Oct. 10, 1922, on the family farm north of Lyndon, the daughter of Walter and Grace Basel Bartz.

After graduating from Lyndon High School and attending Normal Training to obtain her teaching certificate, she taught from 1940 to 1946.

She married Roger E. Anstaett Dec. 18, 1942. He preceded her in death on Sept. 7, 2006.

Virgil L. Patrick

Died – Jan. 25, 2018

TOPEKA — Virgil L. Patrick, Burlingame, died peacefully in his sleep Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, at McCrite Health Center, Topeka. He was 89.

He was born the son of Luther J. and Vergie V. Peterson Patrick. He lived his entire life in Burlingame and was a 1946 graduate of Burlingame High School. After high school, he worked 11 years for Santa Fe Railroad and later became a paint contractor. He retired in 1990.

Robert “Bob” Dale Lane

1936 – Jan. 23, 2018\b/>

COFFEYVILLE — Robert “Bob” Dale Lane, Tyro, died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, at Windsor Place, Coffeyville. He was 81.

He was better known as “Rocky” to those he went to high school with. He leaves behind a mountain of what he considered to be valuables and treasures. He loved garage sales and an avid auction goer.

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