Obituaries

Layton Long

Feb. 27, 2017 – Dec. 9, 2017>/b>

TOPEKA — Layton Long, Osage City, died Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, at Stormont-Vail Hospital, Topeka. He was 82.

He was born Feb. 27, 1935, at Iuka, the son of Gleason and Frances Shelinbarger Long. After living in Iuka and Emporia, he lived in Osage City most of his life.

Carol Sue Rendell

Sept. 6, 1952 – Dec. 7, 2017

TOPEKA — Carol Sue Rendell, Carbondale, died Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, at Stormont Vail Hospital, Topeka. She was 65.

She was born Sept. 6, 1952, at Topeka, the daughter of Willis and Shirley Dain. She was one of 18 children.

She married John Andrew Rendell Nov. 20, 1970. He survives of the home.

She was preceded in death by a son, Nathaniel Allen Rendell; her parents; and a sibling.

Leona Grace Warren

May 4, 1916 – Dec. 3, 2017

OVERBROOK — Leona Grace Warren, Lyndon, died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, at Brookside Retirement Community, Overbrook. She was 101.

She was born May 4, 1916, at Hamilton, the daughter of Eugene and Jessie Badsky Butterfield. She lived in Lyndon since 1960 and has been at Brookside since 2005.

She worked as a sales clerk at Pelletiers Department Store and Roach Hardware in Topeka and at McDaniel Hardware and Marv’s Variety Store in Lyndon. She was a member of the Lyndon United Methodist Church and past member of the Fairfax HDU.

Cynthia Lou Herr Booth

Feb. 3, 1951 – Nov. 30, 2017

Cynthia Lou Herr Booth
Feb. 3, 1951 – Nov. 30, 2017

CARBONDALE — Cynthia Lou Herr Booth died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, at her home in Carbondale. She was 66.

She was born Feb. 3, 1951, at Topeka, the daughter of Martin and Rosabelle “Pettie” Harris. She grew up in Scranton and Topeka and lived in Carbondale for the last 49 years.

She worked for Essex Wire in Topeka for 24 years and then worked for Party America.

She married Jerry Booth July 3, 1978, at Miami, Okla. He preceded her in death on March 31, 2013.

Margaret L. DeBaun

Dec. 25, 1922 – Nov. 28, 2017

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wisc. — Margaret L. DeBaun, formerly of Osage City, died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, at The Arboretum, Menomonee Falls, Wisc., where she had received exceptional care over for the past eight years. She was 94.

She previously resided in Osage City for over 40 years.

She was born Dec. 25, 1922, at Topeka, the daughter of John and Elizabeth Lacy Allison. She graduated from Washburn Rural High School in 1940 as salutatorian of her class and attended Dodd’s Secretarial School.

Benjamin J. Petterson

June 18, 1968 – Nov. 25, 2017

BENEDICT — Benjamin James “B.J.” Petterson died Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, at his home at Benedict, following a brief battle with cancer. He was 49.

He was born June 18, 1968, at Topeka, the son of Andrew B. and Gladys B. Kaseman Petterson. He grew up in New Strawn and graduated from Burlington High School in 1986. He completed Topeka Electrical JATC in 2010.

Deloris Jean Heilmann

June 9, 1928 – Nov. 22, 2017

TOPEKA — Deloris Jean Heilmann, Melvern, died Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, at Presbyterian Manor, Topeka. She was 89.

She was born June 9, 1928, on a farm near Olivet, the daughter of Clifford and Elizabeth Fisher Elder. She attended grade school at Valley, .25 miles from her home and graduated from Melvern High School.

She was a homemaker and one of the founding members of the Jobs Daughters Organization in Melvern. She was a member of Eastern Star, Melvern United Methodist Church and Melvern United Methodist Women.

Ardis Jeanette Johnson Williams

May 17, 1936 – Nov. 11, 2017

WAGONER, Okla. — Ardis Jeanette Johnson Williams, formerly of the Miller community, died Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, at her home at Wagoner, Okla. She was 81.

She was born May 17, 1936, at Osage City, the daughter of Edward Olaf and Nancy Fern Austin Johnson.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church.

Barbara Jean Britschge

June 30, 1956 – Nov. 16, 2017

TOPEKA — Barbara Jean Britschge, Burlingame, died Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, at a Topeka hospital. She was 61.

She was born June 30, 1956, at Emporia, the daughter of Melvin P. and Helen V. Kraus Britschge.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and five brothers, Ronald, Russell, Gary, Dean and Clifford Britschge.

Vernon L. Weimer

July 6, 1933 – Nov. 16, 2017

TOPEKA — Vernon L. Weimer died Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, at Stormont-Vail Hospital, Topeka. He was 84.

He was born July 6, 1933, at Olivet, the son of Louis and Dorothy Taylor Weimer. He spent his life in the Olivet, Melvern and Carbondale communities.

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