Nicholas "Nick" Jesus Aguirre

Sept. 13, 1937 ¬– March 9, 2018

MT. STERLING, KY — Nicholas "Nick" Jesus Aguirre, 80, of Mt. Sterling, died Friday, March 9, 2018. He was 80.

He was born Sept. 13, 1937, at Chicago Ill., to the late Inocente and Jesse Lira Aguirre.

He moved to Montgomery County from Kansas in 1981, was a graduate of St. Benedicts College and obtained his masters degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Floyd David Drown

Feb. 9, 1948 – March 8, 2018

HENDERSON, Texas — Floyd David Drown, known by his family and friends as Dave, heard the voice of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, March 8, 2018, and passed from this life to his eternal home. He was 70.

He was born Feb. 9, 1948, at Mountain Home, Ark., the son of Floyd Drown and Rosie Dillard. The family later moved to Overbrook, where he attended high school and graduated in 1966.

James Dean Chapman

Nov. 20, 1953 – March 10, 2018

LYNDON — James “Jimbo” Dean Chapman, Lyndon, died Saturday, March 10, 2018, at his home. He was 64.

He was born Nov. 20, 1953, at Emporia, the son of William Clifford Chapman and Ida Mae Neblong.

David Alexander Gordeuk

Jan. 12, 1949 – March 3, 2018

HOBE SOUND, Fla. — David Alexander Gordeuk died March 3, 2018, at his home in Hobe Sound, Florida. He was 69.

He was born Jan. 12, 1949, at Bellefonte, Penn., the son of Stephen and Jenny Zernov Gordeuk.

He received his bachelor of science and master of education degrees at Penn State University and his Ph.D. in Theology from Trinity Theological Seminary.

Alberta Ann Moore

Sept. 3, 1934 – March 11, 2018

OSAGE CITY — Alberta Ann Moore, Overbrook, died Sunday, March 11, 2018, at Peterson Health Care, Osage City. She was 83.

She was born Sept. 3, 1934 in rural Overbrook, the daughter of Albert H. Grove and Edna Lucille Shively Grove. She was a lifelong Overbrook resident graduating from Overbrook High School with the class of 1953.

She married James Henry Moore June 7, 1953, Richland. They shared 58 years of marriage until James death in 2012.

Geraldine Phillips

April 9, 1921 – March 10, 2018

CARBONDALE — Geraldine Phillips, 96, died Sunday, March 10, 2018, at her home in Carbondale. She was 96.

She was born April 9, 1921, at Hoyt, the daughter of Ray and Laura Tucker Shively. She lived most of her life around Scranton and Carbondale. She graduated from Carbondale High School in 1939.

Samuel Andrew Hutchinson

Nov. 17, 1930 – March 8, 2018

TOPEKA — Samuel Andrew Hutchinson, Topeka, died Thursday, March 8, 2018, at McCrite Plaza. He was 87.

He was born Nov. 17, 1930, at Strawn, the son of Samuel A. and Marian Hazel Baxter Hutchinson. He grew up at Strawn, attended rural school, and graduated from Strawn High School in 1948. He then studied industrial engineering, earning his bachelor’s degree from KSTC in Emporia.

Chance Ellis

Sept. 16, 1981 – March 7, 2018

TOPEKA — Chance Ellis died Wednesday, March 7, 2018, at Topeka. He was 36.

He was born Sept. 16, 1981, at Emporia, the son of Robert and Bonnie Abernathy Ellis. He earned his Eagle Scout and worked as a construction contractor.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Bonnie.

James Russell Moreland

Aug. 24, 1969 – March 7, 2018

OSAGE CITY — James Russell “Russ” Moreland died Wednesday, March 7, 2018, at his home. He was 48.

He was born Aug. 24, 1969, at Bellflower, Calif., the son of James Thomas and Barbara Ann Pannell Moreland. He had live in Chino, Calif., until moving to Osage City in 1992. He worked in auto body repair and paint.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Carl and Myrtle Moreland and Lee and Jean Pannell; his father, James Thomas Moreland; and a cousin, Dane Pannell.

Alexander O’Brien

June 5, 1996 – March 5, 2018

KANSAS CITY — Alexander O’Brien, Lawrence, died Monday, March 5, 2018, at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City. He was 21.

A celebration will be 10 a.m. Saturday, March 10 at Grace Community Church, 310 E. Eighth St., Overbrook.

Memorial contributions may be made in his honor to KSDS Assistance Dogs of Washington, KS or the FUSE Foundation of Dodge City, and sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

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