Duane G. Rowe

Aug. 18, 1944 — Sept. 22, 2014

TOPEKA—Duane G. Rowe, Topeka, died Sept. 22, 2014. He was 70.

He was born Aug. 18, 1944, in Osage County, the son of George Earl and Gracie McPhail Rowe. He graduated from Scranton High School and obtained a bachelor’s degree from Baker University in 1966.

He was employed as a systems analyst for Blue Cross Blue Shield for 30 years before retiring in 1999. He was a member of Christian Lord Ministries.

He married Kay L. Lanter Aug. 5, 1966, at Everest. She survives.

Osage Lions Club to celebrate 75th anniversary

OSAGE CITY—The Lions of Club of Osage City will celebrate the 75th anniversary of its Charter Night, with a banquet at 6 p.m. Sept. 27 at St. Brigid’s Hall, in Osage City.

Several dignitaries from the International Lions Club will be present in addition to civic dignitaries. Past International Director, Ernest Young Jr., will be the featured speaker at the celebration and Lion President Will Kerns will serve as Master of Ceremonies for the evening. The celebration takes place on the exact date the club’s charter was signed, which originated Sept. 27, 1939.

Leonard O. Rucker Sr.

Jan. 27, 1931 – Sept. 22, 2014

BURLINGAME—Leonard O. Rucker Sr., Burlingame, died Sept. 22, 2014. He was 83.

He was born Jan. 27, 1931, at Wichita, the son of Ormal Randolph and Clara Suzanne Koeppen Rucker. He was a graduate of Wichita High School. He served in the U.S. Air Force until retiring in May 31, 1975.
He was also employed and later retired from the Veteran’s Hospital, Topeka.

Ruth Marie Kuhnhausen

Dec. 24, 1927 – Aug. 2, 2014

VANCOUVER—Ruth Marie Kuhnhausen died Aug. 2, 2014, at Ray Hickey Hospice Center, Vancouver, Wash. She was 86.

She was born Dec. 24, 1927, the daughter of William and Edith Lindsay, Lyndon. She graduated from Lyndon High School in 1945.

She married Vic Kuhnhausen at Vancouver, Wash. He preceded her in death in 1990.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Nicolas, in 1981; four brothers, Dean, Dale, Duane, and Homer Lindsay; and a sister, Ilo Mercer.

Governor makes appointment to the 4th District Court

TOPEKA—Kansas Governor Sam Brownback today announced the appointment of Douglas P. Witteman to the 4th District Court of the State of Kansas. Witteman will fill a vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Thomas H. Sachse on the court.

“Douglas brings both a breadth and depth of legal knowledge and experience that will make him a strong asset to the 4th District Court,” said Governor Brownback. “I am confident that he will serve the community well.”

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Wilma A. Carlson

Nov. 21, 1929 – Sept. 21, 2014

TOPEKA—Wilma Agnes Hasty Carlson, Osage City, died Sept. 21, 2014, at Stormont-Vail Hospital, Topeka. She was 84.

She was born Nov. 21, 1929, at Red Cloud, Neb., the daughter of William Franklin and Stella L. Lane Hasty.

She married Robert Lee Carlson Sr. Dec. 14, 1948, at Lyndon. He preceded her in death.

She was a homemaker the majority of her life. She had worked for Hallmark for 10 years. She loved cooking, baking, singing, doing crafts, her flowers and was an avid KU basketball fan.

Ruth Edna McNabb

Oct. 21, 1924 ¬– Sept. 17, 2014

TOPEKA—Ruth Edna DeWeese McNabb died Sept. 17, 2014, at Topeka. She was 89.

She was born Oct. 21, 1924, at Paola, the daughter of Earl and Edith Mickelson DeWeese.

She married Charles E. McNabb Sept. 11, 1944, at Portsmouth, Va. He preceded her in death on Aug. 7, 1992. God blessed their marriage with three daughters, six grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Shannon DeWeese.

Donald Dwight Snoddy

Nov. 10, 1947 – Sept. 12, 2014

OMAHA, Neb.—Donald Dwight Snoddy, 66, died Friday, Sept. 12, at his home in Omaha, Neb., surrounded by his family.

Services were Sept. 16 at St. James Catholic Church, Omaha, Neb. Burial followed at Fort Calhoun Cemetery, Fort Calhoun, Neb.

Heafey-Hoffmann-Dworak and Cutler Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

Ross Andrew Olson

Aug. 26, 1942 – Sept. 14, 2014

DWIGHT—Retired Pastor, Ross Andrew Olson, Dwight, died Sept. 14, 2014, at his residence. He was 72.

He is survived by his wife, Cher, of the home; four children, Ezra Olson and wife, Shawna, Kingman, Spencer Olson and wife, Michelle, Emporia, Michelle Green and husband, Paul, Kansas City, Mark Olson and wife, Kelly, Lenexa; five grandchildren; and a brother, Victor Olson and wife, Frances, Burlingame.

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