Obituaries

Lois Nadine Wagner

Feb. 27, 1937—May 18, 2014

MELVERN—Lois Nadine Wagner died May 18 at her home in Melvern. She was 77.

She was born Feb. 27, 1937 at Topeka, the daughter of Willard and Margaret Kelch Sims.

She lived in Burlingame for many years before moving to Melvern four years ago.

She was a seamstress, working at the Burlingame Sewing Factory for many years and then at the Venture department store. She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church at Vassar.

She married William Dean Wagner Sept. 15, 1952, at Topeka. He preceded her in death April 18, 1973.

Ludella "Susie" McCann

April 12, 1925 – May 22, 2014

LYNDON—Ludella "Susie" McCann, died May 22 at a Topeka hospital. She was 89.

She was born on April 12, 1925 at Quenemo, the daughter of Ludell and Cora Leonard Stitt.

She grew up in Lyndon and Eskridge and had also lived in Topeka and Tucson, Ariz.

She was a homemaker most of her life and was also a member of the Good Sams Camping Club.

She married Weldon Perry. They later divorced. She married James “Jim” McCann Sept. 4, 1984. He survives of the home.

Loyola Catherine Hutchison

1926 – May 14, 2014

TOPEKA—Loyola Catherine Hutchison, Scranton, passed away May 14 at St. Francis Hospital, Topeka. She was 87.

Loyola was born in Valley Falls in 1926, the daughter of Raymond Edward and Agatha (Schulte) Turner. Loyola moved with her family to Ottawa in 1932.

Charlotte Marie Taylor

Oct. 28, 1943 – May 20, 2014

MILLER—Charlotte Marie Taylor passed away May 20 at her home in Miller. She was 70.

She was born Oct. 28, 1943 in Tonopah, Nev., the daughter of Virgil Leander and Mary Madolene McCallister Bays.

Charlotte was joined in marriage to William “Tom” Taylor on May 1, 1980 in Chula Vista, Calif. They spent the early years of their marriage traveling with Tom during his naval career. They settled in their current home near Miller in 1996.

Christene G. Ford

Aug. 1, 1926 – May 20, 2014

OSAGE CITY—Christene G. Ford died May 20, 2014, at Peterson Nursing Home, Osage City. She was 87.

She was born Aug. 1, 1926, at Evergreen, Texas, the daughter of Sherman H. and Elizabeth Lillard Risner.

She married Joe Herman Ford, Dec. 23, 1944, at Kountze, Texas. He preceded her in death on Dec. 25, 2011.

They traveled a lot during the early years of their marriage due to his occupation as a logger. They settled down in Osage City in 1968.

Margaret Ordonez

May 18, 2014

OSAGE CITY—Margaret Ordonez, Osage City, died May, 18, 2014, at Osage Nursing Center, Osage City. She was 63.

A private family graveside will be held at a later date.

Condolences to the family can be expressed at vanarsdalefs.com.

May Frances Ryan

Oct. 10, 1919 – March 10, 2014

IOWA CITY, Iowa— Mary Frances Nicolay Ryan, Iowa City, Iowa, formerly of Lyndon, died March 10, 2014. She was 94.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. May 31 at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, 4525 N.W. Button Rd., Topeka.

Lois Jean Kendall

Nov. 6, 1950 – May 17, 2014

OSAGE CITY—Lois Jean “Jeanie” Kendall, Osage City, died May 17, 2014. She was 63.

She was born Nov. 6, 1950, at Fowler, the daughter of the late Bernard Marvin and Alice Mae Salmon Hoffman. After graduating from Fowler High School, she attended Emporia State University and earned a degree in education.

She married Brooke Kendall Nov. 3, 2003, at Baldwin. He survives.

Leona Mae Shaffer

Sept. 1, 1923 – May 15, 2014

WICHITA—Leona Mae Shaffer, Burlingame, departed this life May 15, 2014, at Wichita, with her sons at her side. She was 90.

She was born Sept. 1, 1923, at Melvern, the daughter of Edward and Annie Knight. She attended Melvern public schools and graduated in 1941 as a honor student.

She married Ray W. Shaffer Nov. 29, 1940, at Burlington. He preceded her in death on Dec. 23, 1983.

Bernice L. Price

Jan. 1, 1921 – May 16, 2014

TOPEKA—Bernice L. Price, Melvern, died May 16, 2014, at Midland Hospice House. Topeka,. She was 93.

She was born Jan. 1, 1921, at Elenton, Ga., the daughter of William and Mabel Clifton Chafin. She lived in Melvern since 1951.

She worked at different jobs through the years, but had always considered being a homemaker the most important. She was a very active member of Melvern Church of God.

She married Charles “C.A.” Price July 23, 1939, at Moultrie, Ga. He preceded her in death on Feb. 2, 2006.

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