Obituaries

Sharon Ann Moon

Dec. 9, 1955 – Sept. 17, 2017

TOPEKA — Sharon Ann Moon, Topeka, died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at a Topeka hospital. She was 61.

She was born Dec. 9, 1955, at Fort Worth, Texas, the daughter of William Harold and Billie Jo Davis Forkner.

Sharon worked as a medication aide for several local nursing homes. She loved to sew and crochet but most of all she loved spending time with her grandkids.

She married Jimmy Peterson, they were later divorced. She married Thomas L. Moon June 25, 1984, at Odessa, Texas. He survives of the home.

Phyllis Ann Sluder

July 23, 1930 – Sept. 15, 2017

OTTAWA — Phyllis Ann Sluder, Quenemo, died Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, at the Ottawa Retirement Village. She was 87.

She was born on July 23, 1930, at Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of John and Grace Scherer Rusk. She grew up in Kansas City and lived in Tonganoxie before moving to rural Quenemo in 1970.

She graduated from the University of Missouri and worked for AT&T as an assistant engineer. She then earned a teaching degree from Emporia State University and taught elementary school for 15 years at USD 456.

Nona Maurine Adams

Dec. 22, 1923 – Sept. 13, 2017

LAWRENCE — Nona Maurine Adams, Osage City, died Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Lawrence. She was 93.

She was born Dec. 22, 1923, at Manhattan, the daughter of Albert Edward and Mary Lee Turner Waterstradt. She graduated from Chapman High School in 1941. She earned a degree in mathematics from the University of Kansas in 1945 and a master’s degree in library science from Emporia State University in 1972.

Peggy Ann Schreiber

Feb. 23, 1941 ¬– Sept. 13, 2017

LAWRENCE — Peggy Ann Schreiber died Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. She was 76.

She was born Feb. 23, 1941, at Osage City, the daughter of William and Neva Karnes Mathieu. She grew up in Osage City. She lived in Hoyt before moving to Lyndon in 1982 and lived there until 2012 when she moved to Lawrence. She graduated from Osage City High School in 1959.

She worked for the State of Kansas on the Board of EMS for 26 years until her retirement in 2003. She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church, Vassar.

Shawn Campbell Harmon

Died – Sept. 8, 2017

CARBONDALE — Shawn Campbell David Harmon, Carbondale, finished his final lap Friday, Sept. 8, 2017. He was 20.

He graduated from Santa Fe Trail High School. He was working at Hayden Tower Service, a job most would be terrified to do but one he absolutely loved.

Esther I. Hollar

May 3, 1939 – Sept. 10, 2017

SCRANTON — Esther I. Hollar, Scranton, died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, at her home. She was 78.

She was born May 3, 1939 at the family farm in Scranton, the daughter of Clarence and Emma Nester Rowe. She graduated from Carbondale High School.

Thomas P. Quaney

Feb. 24, 1936 – Sept. 10, 2017

TOPEKA — Thomas P. Quaney, Burlingame, died Sunday, September 10, 2017, at Midland Hospice, Topeka. He had been battling cancer. He was 81.

He was born Feb. 24, 1936, at Scranton, the son of Eugene Jerome Quaney and Anna Ida Heise. He attended Elevation Grade School, Mission Center School and graduated from Washburn Rural High School in 1954.

While in High School he was active in the FFA Program. After high school, he was in the Army National Guard, 35th Infantry.

Harold F. Lister

Dec. 25, 1939 – Sept. 7, 2017

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — Harold F. Lister, St. Joseph, Mo., died Sept. 7, 2017, at a local nursing facility. He was 77.

He was born Dec. 25, 1939, the son of Loren and Gertrude Scobee Lister, at home, in rural Elk County,

Darlene E. Powell

April 12, 1921 – September 2017

LEAWOOD — Darlene E. Powell died at Healthcare Resort, Leawood. She was 96.

She was born April 12, 1921, at Osage City, the daughter of Monroe and Gertrude Lindbloom Runyan. She attended Central Grade School and graduated from Osage City High School in 1939.

She married the person she calls the “special” man in her life, William F. Powell Dec. 31, 1944, at the Methodist Parsonage, Osage City. He preceded her in death.

Robert Dean Smith

May 22, 1951- August 27, 2017

OVERBROOK — Robert Dean Smith passed away peacefully Aug. 27, 2017, at home, with family and friends by his side, after battling brain cancer for a short time. He was 66.

He was born May 22, 1951, at Topeka, the son of Ambrose Dean and Georgia Rose Martin Smith.

He graduated from Topeka High School in 1970. He went on to make a career in over-the-road truck driving for over 30 years.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ambrose in 1989; and all of his aunts and uncles.

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