Wilma B. Smith

Nov. 1, 1919 – Aug. 7, 2014

CARBONDALE—Wilma B. Cronn Smith, Lyndon, died Aug. 7, 2014, in a Carbondale nursing home. She was 94.

She was born Nov. 1, 1919, at Ellsworth, the daughter of Charles and Elizabeth Bailey Reed.

She worked as a nurse for Brookside Nursing Home. She was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Lyndon. She enjoyed quilting, knitting and was an avid reader.

Arlie L. Hallowell

Sept. 16, 1925 – Aug. 7, 2014

TOPEKA—Arlie L. Hallowell, Osage City, died Aug. 7, 2014, at Stormont-Vail Hospital, Topeka, surrounded by family. He was 88.

He was born Sept. 16, 1925, at his parents farm, the son of Fred and Lizzie Satterman Hallowell. He lived in the Osage City area all his life and farmed until a few days prior to his death.

Dorothy Allen Gibbs

Dec. 16, 1920 – July 15, 2014

OLATHE—Dorothy Allen Gibbs, most recently residing in Olathe, died July 15, 2014, after a brief struggle with pneumonia. She was 93.

She was born Dec. 16, 1920, in Harrison County, Mo., and was the only child of Fred and Lila Smith Allen. She graduated from Fulton High School in 1939.

Delmer Jene Wymore

Dec. 2, 1929 – July 31, 2014

OSAGE CITY—Delmer “Del” Jene Wymore, Osage City, Kansas, died July 31, 2014, at Osage Nursing Center. He was 84.

He was born Dec. 2, 1929, at Allen, Kansas, the son of James William and Mary Julia Cole Wymore. His family moved to Osage City by hayrack and team when he was just a toddler.

He worked for the railroad as a young boy until his family moved to Los Angeles in 1945. He graduated from Belmont High School in Los Angeles and soon after joined the United States Navy.

Edrie Leona Peimann

Nov. 28, 1926 ¬– Aug. 2, 2014

OSAGE CITY—Edrie Leona Peimann, Vassar, died Aug. 2, 2014, at Osage Nursing Center. He was 87.
She was born Nov. 28, 1926, on the family farm south of Vassar, the daughter of Clarence and Hallie McCreight Brecheisen. She lived all of her life in and around the Vassar community.

She worked at Vassar Tea Room, was a homemaker and babysitter. She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church and the L.W.M.L.

She married Dean Peimann Dec. 2, 1949, at Vassar. He preceded her in death on May 20, 1993.

Roland H. Ullery

Jan. 26, 1950 – Aug. 1, 2014

TOPEKA—Roland “Herbie” H. Ullery, Scranton, passed from this life to be with Jesus, his Savior, Aug. 1, 2014, at Topeka. He was 64.

He was born Jan. 26, 1950, the son of Herbert and Helen Eklund Ullery. The youngest of six children, he attended Scranton High School and graduated in 1968.

He married Terri Croucher, Burlingame, Feb. 5, 1972. They were married 42 years. They raised two daughters, Michele and Miranda, together in Scranton.

Alice Wilkins

Oct. 7, 1927 - July 28, 2014

Osage City—Alice Wilkins, 86, passed away July 28, 2014, at Peterson's Nursing Home in Osage City. She was born on Oct. 7, 1927, in Osage City, the daughter of Olin and Thersa Rice Oveson.

Alice had lived all of her life in the Osage City community.

She was a homemaker and had worked for Hallmark Cards as a Napkin Packager. She was a Girl Scout Leader and was an avid Bowler.

Alice was married to Clayton Wilkins April 14, 1945, in Ottawa.

Fred Bond, Jr.

June 14, 1953 – July 27, 2014

Overbrook—Fred Bond, Jr., 61, died July 27, 2014 at the Brookside Retirement Community in Overbrook. He was born on June 14, 1953 in Topeka, KS., the son of Fred and Edna Trendel Bond, Sr.

Fred had lived all of his life around the Overbrook community.

He had worked for the Kansas Department of Transportation in Topeka for many years. He graduated from Santa Fe Trail High School in 1971, was an avid Coon Hunter and attended the Methodist Church.

Jimmie Stevenson Franey

March 10, 1934 – July 25, 2014

LAKE CITY—Jimmie Stevenson Franey, 80, Lake City, Fla., went to be with our Lord and Savior July 25, 2014, after an extended illness. He was 80.

He was born March 10, 1934, at Henderson, Ky. He worked as a union painter in Paducah, Ky., beginning in 1964 and then moved to Florida in 1971. He was employed by Walt Disney World, Gene Nelson Inc. and MCPA out of Texas.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Evelyn; and his parents, Benjamin and Evelyn Franey.

Edwin Earl Waller

August 18, 1934 – July 24, 2014

OVERBROOK—Edwin Earl Waller, 79, of Overbrook, passed away Thursday, July 24, 2014, at his home. He was born August 18, 1934 in Garnett, Kansas the son of Chester Albert and Margaret Irene (Manspeaker) Waller. Edwin moved with his family in his youth to Overbrook and was a near lifelong resident graduating from Overbrook High School with the class of 1954.

He was a longtime propane gas truck driver for Toucher’s and eventually Heat Co. He was also a 46 year volunteer firefighter for the Osage County Fire District No., 4 retiring in 2006.



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