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Vanessa Owens-Waller

July 16, 1969 – Aug. 31, 2014

OSAGE CITY—Vanessa Owens-Waller, Osage City, died Aug. 31, 2014 after a battle with cancer. She was 45.

She was born July 16, 1969, at Chanute, the daughter of George Bearden and Verna Owens. She attended Chanute High School.

She married Jeremy Waller in 1995. He survives.

She was a homemaker and devoted wife and mother. She loved spending time with her family. Her beautiful smile and warm heart will be missed.

She was preceded in death by her father; a sister, Regina Brooks; and a brother, Todd Owens.

L.D. Crumb

Aug. 29, 2014

WAVERLY—L.D. Crumb, Waverly, died August 29, 2014, at the Sunset Manor Nursing Home, in Waverly. He was 77.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Sept. 3 at Shelter House, Waverly Cemetery. There will be no visitation.

Memorial contributions may be made to Coffey County Cancer Support Group and sent in care of Jones Funeral Home, P.O. Box 277, Burlington, KS 66839.

Isabelle Irene Bruce

Sept. 13, 1926 ¬– Aug. 29, 2014

OSAGE CITY—Isabelle Irene Bruce died Aug. 29, 2014, at Peterson Nursing Home, Osage City. She was 87.

She was born Sept. 13, 1926, at Burlington, the daughter of William and Pearl Irene McGhann Germann. She was a graduate of New Strawn High School.

She married Woodrow “Woody” Bruce Oct. 12, 1946, at Cottonwood Falls. He preceded her in death on Sept. 3, 1968.

She was a switchboard operator for Southwestern Bell for over 50 years until her retirement in the mid 1980’s.

William Kenneth Verna

Feb. 8, 1928 – Aug. 28, 2014

TOPEKA—William Kenneth “Sonny” Verna, Topeka, died Aug. 28, 2014 at his home. He was 86.

He was born Feb. 8, 1928, at Topeka, the son of Alexander and Isabelle Curley Verna. He served in The U.S. Marine Corps from February 1946 to November 1947 and also served in the U.S. Army from April 1950, retiring as a Sergeant First Class in April 1969. During his military career, he served in China, three tours in Germany and during the Korean Conflict. He retired from the Santa Fe Railroad in 1986.

KHP requests assistance in fatality crash

This past Sunday, Aug. 24, the Kansas Highway Patrol investigated a collision outside of Overbrook on US-56 Highway, milepost 409, between Croco Road and Paulen Road, Osage County. It is believed that a vehicle struck and killed a pedestrian who was walking that particular part of the highway. The collision occurred at approximately 5:05 a.m. on Sunday.

Cause of infant death not yet determined

LYNDON—At 12:08 p.m. Aug. 25, the Osage County Sheriff’s Office 911 Communication Center received a call of a child not breathing.

Osage County EMS, Fire District No. 5, Lyndon Police Department and the Osage County Sheriff’s Office responded to a daycare located at 1020 Monroe St., Lyndon.

The child, Brody Johnston, 4 months, Scranton, was transported by Osage EMS to a Topeka hospital. He died while en route to the hospital.

The family of Johnston reports his organs were donated and as a result two infants lives have been saved.

Community breaks the ice, raises funds

OSAGE CITY—Those with social media and even those without, have most likely heard about the ice bucket challenge. That challenge is a call to donate to ALS, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Several local individuals, organizations and businesses have stepped up to that challenge.

Investigation ongoing in death of Carbondale man

OSAGE COUNTY—The last time TJ Kemble was seen alive, he was walking along the highway in the early morning hours of Sunday, Aug. 24.

At 5:03 a.m. Aug. 24, the Osage County Sheriff’s Office received a phone call in regards to a white male walking on US-56 Hwy near mile marker 410, a half mile west of Paulen Road. Minutes later, another call came to the Sheriff’s Office of a body in the road at the same location.

Upon deputies’ arrival at the scene, the body of Timothy J. Kemble, 20, Carbondale was found in the roadway. He was later pronounced dead.

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