Jessie May Corpening

May 31, 1931 – Feb. 19, 2014

OSAGE CITY—Jessie May Roseanna Claypole Webb Corpening, formerly of Topeka, went to be with her Lord and Savior Feb. 19, 2014, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born May 31, 1931, at Orrick, Mo., the daughter of William Franklin and Eugenia May Jones Claypole.

Barney Buchanan

Jan. 15, 1928 – Feb. 13, 2014

LEAVENWORTH—Barney Buchanan, Tonganoxie, died Feb. 13, 2014, at Veterans Administration Hospital, Leavenworth. He was 86.

He was born Jan. 15, 1928, at Eldon, Mo., the son of Barney and Roberta Cooper Buchanan. He graduated from high school and immediately joined the Navy. After his honorable discharge, he worked for Sealrite Corporation for 19 years, TWA security 23 years, and retired in 1989. He served as a reserve police officer at several Johnson County police departments and Osage County Sherriff’s Department.

Anna Louise “Ann” Hauber

Feb. 24, 1922 – Feb. 15, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo.—Anna Louise “Ann” Hauber, Osawatomie, died Feb. 15, 2014, at Kansas City Hospice House, Kansas City, Mo. She was 91.

She was born Feb. 24, 1922, at Burlingame, the only child born to Edward and Anna Rosetta. The family moved to Osage City, when she was a baby. She graduated from Osage City High School with the class of 1940.

She married William F. “Bill” Hauber June 27, 1944, at Osage City. He preceded her in death in 1984.

Everett W. Criqui

March 29, 1922 – Feb. 13, 2014

BURLINGTON—Everett W. Criqui, Olivet, died Feb. 13, 2014, at Coffey County Hospital, Burlington. He was 91.

He was born March 29, 1922, at Olivet, the son of Ralph and Ruey Allison Criqui. He was a graduate of Olivet High School class of 1939.

He married Darlene “Connie” Joss Feb. 9, 1942, at Osage City. She preceded him in death on April 7, 2001.

As a young couple they lived briefly in Butler, Mo., before moving back to Olivet in 1944, where he operated a dairy farm. They enjoyed over 50 years of marriage.

Clair Gene Smith

Dec. 24, 1933 – Feb. 12, 2014

OSAGE CITY—Clair Gene Smith passed from this life on Feb. 12, 2014. He recently celebrated his 80 birthday.

He was born Dec. 24, 1933, at Osage City, the youngest child of Adam and Hattie Wikle Smith. He lived his entire life in Osage City, and graduated from Osage City High School with the class of 1952.

He married Helen Taylor. She preceded him in death on Dec. 24, 1994.

He worked for the U.S. Postal Service at the Supply Depot, Topeka, retiring in 1991.

Robert Vanderslice

Aug. 9, 1930 – Feb. 7, 2014

LANSING—Robert “Bob” Vanderslice, Lyndon, died Feb. 7, 2014, at a Lansing nursing home. He was 83.

He was born Aug. 9, 1930, at Lyndon, the son of Jacob and Mary Johnston Vanderslice. He grew up in Lyndon, graduating from Lyndon High School in 1948. He lived in Lyndon until 1985, when he moved to Phoenix, Ariz., where he lived until moving back to Lyndon in 2001.

Carl E. Clear

Oct. 28, 1942 – Feb/ 6. 2014

OSAGE CITY—Carl E. Clear, Osage City, died Feb. 6, 2014, at his home in Osage City. He was 71.

He was born Oct. 28, 1942, at Denver, Colo., the son of Ralph and Mildred Kerby Clear. He was raised in Bennett, Colo., and lived in Osage City for many years.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1964 to 1967. He had worked as an over the road truck driver for most of his life.

He married Rebecca Jones. She preceded him in death on July 23, 2008.

Janet Kay Lichtenauer

Nov. 16, 1943 – Feb. 8, 2014

TOPEKA—Janet Kay Lichtenauer, Melvern, died Feb. 8, 2014, at Stormont-Vail Regional Health Center, Topeka. She was 70.

She was born Nov. 16, 1943, at Galesburg, Ill., the daughter of Gaylord and Louise Sweigert Eldridge. She graduated from the Roseville High School, Roseville, Ill.

She worked as a key punch operator for American Hereford Association, Kansas City.

She married John P. Lichtenauer Oct. 27, 1972, at Olathe. He survives of the home.

Glenn Dale Croucher

Aug. 4, 1931 – Feb. 1, 2014

TOPEKA—Glenn Dale Croucher, Osage City, died Feb. 1, 2014, at Midland Hospice House, Topeka. He was 82.

He was born Aug. 4, 1931, at Peterton, the son of Fred and Mable Croucher. He lived all of his life in the Osage City community. He graduated from Osage City High School in 1949.

He married Dolores Didier Feb. 27, 1949 at Osage City.

Dorothy J. Berberich

Dec. 15, 1922 – Jan. 30, 2014

OVERBROOK—Dorothy J. Berberich died Jan. 30, 2014, at Brookside Retirement Community, Overbrook, with her family by her side. She was 91.

She was born Dec. 15, 1922, at Ottawa, the daughter of Arthur M. and Frances Andrews Chambers.

She married Thomas C. Berberich May 29, 1942. He preceded her in death.



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