Obituaries

Kale Jordan Cauthon

June 14, 1994 – Oct. 15, 2017

WAKARUSA — Kale Jordan Cauthon, 23, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017. He was 23.

He was born June 14, 1994, at Topeka, to Jim and Denise Brayton Cauthon. He graduated from Santa Fe Trail High School in 2012.

He participated in football, wrestling and golf, but his true love was wrestling and his wrestling family. He was skilled at welding, sheet metal work and working with his hands. He was a kind and loving person. His smile and big heart were his best traits.

Merle Marsh

May 5, 1926 – Oct. 15, 2017

TOPEKA — Merle Marsh, Carbondale, died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, at Stormont-Vail Hospital, Topeka. He was 91.

He was born May 5, 1926, at Brewster, Minn., the son of Clayton and Esther Kistner Marsh. He lived in the Overbrook and Carbondale communities since 1967.

He graduated from Sioux City Leeds High School in 1944. He was asked to come to St. Louis, Mo., to try out for the Cardinals, but he had already enlisted.

Arthur C. Casaert

Sept. 28, 1917 – Oct. 15, 2017

WELLSVILLE — Arthur C. Casaert, Stilwell, died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, at Wellsville Manor, Wellsville. He was 100.

He was born Sept. 28, 1917, at Lenexa, the third of six children born to Victor and Alida DeLaere Casaert.

He married Margaret Ceule Sept. 16, 1944, at Kansas City, Mo. She preceded him in death.

Thomas Anstaett

Aug. 20, 1940 – Oct. 15, 2017

TOPEKA — Thomas “Tommy” W. Anstaett, Topeka, died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, at Homestead of Topeka. He was 77.

He was born Aug. 20, 1940, at Osage City, the son of Frederick and Olive Hotchkiss Anstaett. He grew up in Burlingame and graduated from Burlingame High School in 1958.

He was a mechanic for the former Mosby-Mack Ford Dealership, later Noller Ford, Topeka, for 25 years. He later worked for Hallmark Card Company for 23 years until his retirement in 2002. He also worked for Honeyman Motors, Topeka, after his retirement.

Shirley Anne Davis Bosworth

Oct. 24, 1933 – Oct. 7, 2017

TOPEKA — Shirley Anne Davis Bosworth, Topeka, died Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, at Topeka. She 83.

She was born Oct. 24, 1933, at Harveyville. She was the youngest of five children born to Edd James and Annie Mae Trueblood Davis.

Jeffery D. Payne

March 23, 1959 – Sept. 13, 2017

TOPEKA — Jeffery D. Payne, Lyndon, died Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, at Midland Hospice House, Topeka. He was 58.

He was born March 23, 1959, at Gardner, the son of James and Helen Jenks Payne Sr. He lived in Lyndon most of his life.

He worked as a mechanic at Sloop Sales and Hook’s Repair south of Lyndon for several years.

He married Rebecca “Susie” Bruntmyer June 30, 1990, at Pomona Lake. She survives of the home.

Shirley A. Bosworth

TOPEKA — Shirley A. Bosworth, Topeka, died Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, at Topeka. She was 83.

Services are pending. Carey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Patricia Ann Peterson

Oct. 14, 1935 – Oct. 8, 2017

OSAGE CITY — Patricia Ann Peterson entered Heaven’s gates on Oct. 8, 2017. She was 81.

She was born was born Oct. 14, 1935 at Kansas City. Her top priority in life was loving and caring for her family.

She was an excellent homemaker and cook. She loved flower gardening and canning the goods from the homestead fruit trees and large vegetable garden. She also enjoyed reading and needle work. She was a caregiver to so many people in her life and was an intellect and an artist.

Iona Lorraine Smiley

Aug. 8, 1926 – Oct. 3, 2017

OSAGE CITY- Iona Lorraine Smiley, Osage City, died Oct. 3, 2017, at Osage Nursing Center, Osage City. He was 91.

She was born Aug. 8, 1926, Dodge City, the daughter of Ross Ray and Lillie Arline Bryan Evarts. She graduated from McPherson High School.

She married James Clifford Smiley Jan. 25, 1947, at Topeka. He preceded her in death.

Mary Marcella Walquist-Brewer

July 3, 1925 – Oct. 6, 2017

SYLVA, N.C. — Mary Marcella Walquist-Brewer, Osage City, died Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, at her home in Sylva, N.C. She was 92.

She was born July 3, 1925, at Marquette, the daughter of Amos Tandy and Julia Margaret Bohall Hall. She graduated from Barclay High School.

She married Lawrence Eugene “Bud” Walquist March 20, 1946, at Lyndon. To this union, two children were born, Anita and Charles. Bud died on Dec. 29, 1981. She married Daniel David Brewer on July 1, 1995, at Osage City. He preceded her in death in 2010.

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