Rena Louise Irwin

Feb. 25, 1934 – Sept. 15, 2014

TOPEKA—Rena Louise Irwin, Topeka, died Sept. 15, 2014, at Topeka. She was 80.

She was born Feb. 25, 1934, at Reading, the daughter of Alfred H. and Esther Willits Steen.

She was employed at Southwestern Bell Telephone Company for 36 years.

She married Edward F. Irwin Feb. 20, 1954, at Osage City. He preceded her in death.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and a son, Kirk Irwin.

Betty Lou Miller

Feb. 7, 1927 – Sept. 15, 2014

OSAGE CITY—Betty Lou Miller, Lyndon, died Sept. 15, 2014, at Peterson Nursing Home, Osage City. She was 87.
She was born Feb. 7, 1927, on the family farm northwest of Lyndon, the daughter of Chester and Frances King Nichols. She lived all of her life in the Lyndon community. She graduated from Lyndon High School in 1945.

She worked for the State of Kansas in the Department of Revenue. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and United Methodist Church, both in Lyndon.

LETTER: We are not boggin down…..

The Osage County board members have made the final decision that will band all future mud runs in Carbondale. As citizens, we have the right to voice our opinion. These events are family oriented. Our children love them, charities benefit from them and the proceeds from the concession stand support our local educational funding. Is that not enough reason in itself to keep these events around? According to the board members, the answer is “no.”

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Dawnette Gaul Hoerner

Aug. 31, 1962 – Sept. 15, 2014

VASSAR—Dawnette Gaul Hoerner, Quenemo, died Sept. 15, 2014, near Vassar. She was 52.

She was born Aug. 31, 1962, at Kittanning, Penn., the daughter of Donnel and Joanne Hileman Gaul. She was born in Pennsylvania, grew up in Missoula and Montana, had lived in Florida for 18 years and had lived near Pomona Lake since 2001.

She graduated from Hope Sound Christian Academy in Florida. She had been in clerical work in the medical field for many years. She attended the Michigan Valley Community Church.

Quenemo woman killed in head-on accident

QUENEMO—Dawnette Sue Hoerner, 52, of Quenemo, was killed in a head-on collision Monday morning on State Highway 268, two-tenths of a mile east of the K-368 turnoff.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol report, at 7:19 a.m., a 2004 Dodge Grand Caravan driven by Bradley John Ruppert, 34, of Garnett, was traveling eastbound when it crossed the center line, colliding with a 2002 Toyota Camry, driven by Hoerner.

Hoerner, who was wearing a safety restraint, was pronounced at 9:20 a.m. Her body was taken to Frontier Forensics, in Kansas City.

Paul L. Trueblood

Feb. 7, 1943 – Sept. 13, 2014

BARCLAY—Paul L. Trueblood died Sept. 13, 2014, at his home in Barclay. He was 71.

He was born Feb. 7, 1943, at Emporia, the son of Claude and Ellen Marconett Trueblood. He attended Osage City High School where he was very active in the FFA program. He went on to graduate with the Class of 1961.

He served in the Army reserve for six years following high school. He spent his entire life in Barclay working as a rancher and running a Cattle Fitting Service.

Nathalee Forrest Linden

Oct. 23, 1930 – Sept. 12, 2014

OVERBROOK—Nathalee Forrest Linden died Sept. 12, 2014, at Brookside Manor, Overbrook. She was 83.

She was born Oct. 23, 1930, at Ottawa, the daughter of Fred Forrest and Hazel Ely Harrison. She attended Ottawa High School with the class of 1948.

She married Donald Linden July 10, 1947. He survives. They made their home in Overbrook for over 54 years, proudly sharing over 66 years of marriage.

Harry Bodden Prim

Dec. 14, 1928 – Sept. 12, 2014

TOPEKA—Harry Bodden “Junior” Prim died Sept. 12, 2014, at Midland Hospice House, Topeka. He was 85.

He was born Dec. 14. 1928, at Lawrence, the son of Harry W. Prim and Marie McGeeney Prim. He graduated from Overbrook High School with the class of 1946. He was a lifelong Overbrook resident.

He served his country in the U.S. Army from 1952 to 1954 in the Signal Corp primarily in Alaska. He attained the rank of corporal.

Carmen Chavez

Aug. 10, 1934 – Sept. 11, 2014

TOPEKA—Carmen Chavez, Osage City, died Sept. 11, 2014, at Stormont-Vail Hospital, Topeka. She was 80.

She was born August 10, 1934, at Howard, the daughter of Enrique and Josefina Fabian Gallardo. She graduated from Howard High School in 1952.

She married Primo Gonzales Chavez on April 2, 1955, at Moline. He preceded her in death in 2008.



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