Elaine (Peggy) Lindsay Christesen

October 25, 1931 – February 22, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, Va. – Elaine Lindsay Christesen of Springfield, Va., passed away peacefully in the presence of family at Mary Washington Hospital, Fredericksburg, Va.

Connie Diamond

December 7, 1942 – February 21, 2017

COLUMBUS, Neb. — Connie Jo Diamond died Feb. 21 at the Cottonwood House in Columbus. She was 74.

Elizabeth Jane Meek

February 1, 1922 – February 17, 2017

OVERBROOK — Elizabeth Jane Meek, 95, formerly of Carbondale, passed away on Feb 17 at Brookside Manor in Overbrook.

She was born February 1, 1922, at Bogard, Missouri the daughter of Bertrand F. and Mary L. (Redding) Isaacs.

She was a charter member of Grace Bible Church in Topeka. Elizabeth was a baker, working in food service at the VA Hospital in Topeka.

Elizabeth was married to R. L. “Jake” Meek on Oct. 21, 1953 in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Jake died March 2, 1993.

Ida Mae Carlson Weltha

Ida Mae Carlson Weltha passed away after a long battle from the effects of dementia. She was with her family and staff at her home, Hillside Village Skilled Care Facility in DeSoto.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Feb. 22 at First Baptist Church, Reading. Visitation will be at 10 a.m. Burial will follow services at the Reading Cemetery.

Condolences may be expressed at

Robert D. “Bob” Kopp

Nov. 23, 1925 – Feb. 10, 2017

TOPEKA — Robert D. “Bob” Kopp, formerly of Harveyville, died Feb. 10, 2017, at a Topeka hospital. He was 91.

He was born Nov. 23, 1925, at Topeka, the son of Walter C. and Ethel E. Hendrickson Kopp. He graduated from Harveyville High School and was a member of the U.S. Army where he served during World War II.

He was an electrician from 1951 until his retirement, a proud member of Union Local 226, avid bowler and loved golf where he achieved two holes in one.

Max L. Hallgren

Dec. 11, 1935 – Feb. 9, 2017

OSAGE CITY — Max L. Hallgren, Osage City, died February 9, 2017, at his home. He was 81.

He was born Dec. 11, 1935, at Republic, the son of Lloyd L. and Ruth Alta Bell Hallgren. He graduated from Republic High School in 1955. He served in the U.S. Army.

He worked as a rural mail carrier until his retirement. He loved woodworking, especially making wood toys.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Anita Faulkner

Feb. 28, 1940 – Feb. 7, 2017

OSAGE CITY — Anita Faulkner died Feb. 7, 2017, at Osage Nursing Center, Osage City. She was 76.

She was born Feb. 28, 1940, on the family farm near Melvern, the daughter of Oscar and Hazel Goldsmith Beck. She graduated from Emporia High School in 1958.

She lived in Lyndon before moving to Osage City where she has lived for the last 40 years. She worked as a sales clerk for Venture, Topeka, and then for Jerry's Thriftway, Osage City.

Lynda Gayle Tincher

Jan. 30, 1950 – Feb. 2, 2017

TOPEKA — Lynda Gayle Tincher, Lyndon, died Feb. 2, 2017, at Midland Hospice House, Topeka. She was 67.

She was born Jan. 30, 1950, at Newton, the daughter of Walter and Mildred Martin Bradshaw. She grew up in Newton and moved to the Melvern and Lyndon area in 1975. She lived east of Lyndon since 1991.

She worked as a meat wrapper and grocery clerk at the Lyndon Thriftway for many years.

She married Tom Tincher March 30, 1975, at Wichita. He survives of the home.

Kenneth Greene

Feb. 22, 1928 – Feb. 1, 2017

TOPEKA — Kenneth Greene, Carbondale, died Feb. 1, 2017, at Stormont-Vail Hospital, Topeka. He was 88.

He was born Feb. 22, 1928, at Murray, Neb., the son of Joseph and Stella Pike Greene. He lived in Scranton and for the last 53 years in Carbondale.

He worked for Santa Fe Railroad for 23 years until he retired in 1972. He then started Greene Sanitation which became Osage Sanitation. He served in the U.S. Navy.

Donald Garland

Nov. 20, 1930 – Jan. 26, 2017

TOPEKA — Donald “Ike” Garland, Osage City, died Jan. 26, 2017, at Midland Hospice House, Topeka. He was 86.

He was born Nov. 20, 1930, at Hartford, the son of Sylvester and Irene Fish Garland. He grew up in Hartford, lived in Emporia when first married and has lived in Osage City since.



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