Obituaries

George Hokanson

Feb. 6, 1951 – July 15, 2018

TOPEKA — George Hokanson, Osage City, died Sunday, July 15, 2018, at Stormont-Vail Hospital, Topeka. He was 67,

He was born Feb. 6, 1951, at Osage City, the son of Clarence and Freda Allison Hokanson. He grew up in Osage City and also lived in Dodge City and Hays before returning to Osage City several years ago.

He worked most of his life as a truck driver. He was a member of the Free Tomorrow Motorcycle Club, Hays.

He married Ivy Reed Oct. 31, 1980, at Hays. She survives of the home.

Margie L. Murphy

Died – July 13, 2018

TOPEKA — Margie L. (Dean Campbell) Murphy, Quenemo, died Friday July 13, 2018, at Stormont Vail Hospital in Topeka. She was 91.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard P. Murphy Sr.; two brothers, Carl and Kenneth Dean; and a daughter, Vickie (Campbell) Davisson; and a son-in-law, Dan Thompson.

Norman Lee Bloomquist

April 29, 1933 – July 11, 2018

TOPEKA — Norman Lee Bloomquist, Burlingame, died Wednesday, July 11, 2018, at Stormont Vail Hospital, Topeka. He was 85.

Margaret House

March 17, 1927 – July 11,2018

TOPEKA — Margaret House, 91, died Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at her home in Topeka. She was 91.

She was born March 17, 1927, at Blytheville, Ark., the daughter of Albert and Margaret Golden Shearer. She lived in the Vassar, Lyndon and Topeka communities since 1964.

She was an owner and bookkeeper for Washburn Optical and then later did seamstress work. She was a member of the Quivira Heights Church of Christ.

She married Robert House May 1, 1946, at Pacific Grove, Calif. To this union three children were born.

Linda Louise Henderson

April 22, 1964 – July 7, 2018

TOPEKA — Linda Louise Henderson, Topeka, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, July 7, 2018. She was 54.

She was born April 22, 1964, at Columbia, Mo., the daughter of George Herbert and Virginia Johnson Spencer. She was a certified clinical medical assistant for Dr. Robert Durst.

She was welcomed into Heaven by a son, Tony "T.J." Henderson; three and brothers, Ralph, Kenny Joe and Alfred "Boogie" (Nancy) Spencer.

Harriet Virginia Whiting

Feb. 17, 1920 – March 27, 2018

SPRINGDALE, Ark. — Harriet Virginia Whiting Tuesday, March 27, 2018, at Circle of Life Hospice Home, Springdale, Ark. She was 98.

She was born Feb. 17, 1920, the daughter of Joseph Samuel Dooty and Edna Mura McIntosh Dooty, Melvern.

Patricia Ann Hamner Waller

Oct. 20, 1935 - June 28, 2018

OVERBROOK - Patricia Ann Hamner Waller, Overbrook, died June 28, 2018, at Overbrook. She was 82.

She was born Oct. 20, 1935, at Manhattan, the daughter of Charles R. and Mary Hamner.

She married Albert J. Waller March 21, 1959, at Topeka.

She was preceded in death by her spouse and her parents.

She is survived by her two sons, Kirk and Doug Waller; a sister, Margaret Miller; a brother, Charles E. Hamner; five grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters.

Mary F. Vandevord

April 28, 1936 – July 4, 2018

OVERBROOK — Mary F. Vandevord, Scranton, died Wednesday, July 4, 2018, Brookside Retirement Community, Overbrook. She was 82.

She was born April 28, 1936, at Bazaar, the daughter of Tom and Inez Russell Fisher. She graduated from Burlingame High School in 1954 and from Clark's Business School.

She was a hard working farm wife and homemaker. She loved to travel, cook, go to casino's and work crossword puzzles.

She married Dale E. Vandevord Nov. 24, 1954, at Topeka. He survives of the home.

Dennis Dale Combes

Sept. 18, 1951 – June 30, 2018

TOPEKA — Dennis Dale Combes, Osage City, died Saturday, June 30, 2018, at Stormont Vail Hospital, Topeka. He was 66.

He was born Sept. 18, 1951, at Burlington, the son of Walter Clinton and Ethel Lorene Norris Combes. He graduated from Reading High School in 1969. He served with the Army Reserves after high school.

He married Colleen Ann Combes Feb. 19, 1971, Lebo. She survives of the home. To this union three children were born, Angela, Amanda and Lance.

Marvin Crumb

May 24, 1939 – June 21, 2018

HARVEYVILLE — Marvin Crumb died June 21, 2018, after a year-long battle with cancer. He was 79.

He was born May 24,1939. He was born and raised in Harveyville. His life took him to the west coast where he had a successful career in the electronics business. He served as president and CEO of NCR, Mannesman Tally and Opcon before eventually owning and running his own company Terra Technology that manufactured earthquake sensing devices.

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