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Tamra Jo Arb Foster

Sept. 8, 1959 – Dec. 22, 2018

TOPEKA — Tamra Jo Arb Foster, Topeka, died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018. She was 59.

She was born Sept. 8, 1959, the daughter of Howard and JoAnn Fanning Arb. She graduated from Melvern High School in 1977, as the class salutatorian. She earned her bachelors degree in nursing from Washburn University, December 1982.

She married Dean Foster Sept. 3, 1993. He preceded her in death.

She worked as a nurse at St. Francis Hospital and Colmery-O’Neil VA Medical Center. She was a member of Junior Chamber of Commerce.

Christmas Celebration in Carbondale

Read about Carbondale's Christmas celebration and so much more, including Letters to Santa, in the December 20, 2018 edition of The Osage County Herald-Chronicle.

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Bonnie Marie Nelson

Dec. 27, 1957 – Dec. 17, 2018

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — Bonnie Marie Nelson, Independence, Mo., died Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, at her residence. She was 60.

She was born Dec. 27, 1957, at Wellington, the daughter of Glenwood and Bernice Hunt Barlow and was raised by her mother and stepfather, Walter Wyant. They later moved to Burlingame, where she graduated from high school in 1975 and receiving her LPN from Flint Hills Area Vocational Technical School, Emporia.

Janice Wright

Nov. 23, 1932 – Dec. 15, 2018

COUNCIL GROVE — Janice Wright, Osage City, died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018 at Diversacare Healthcare, Council Grove. She was 86.

She was born Nov. 23, 1932, at Osage City, the daughter of John and Eva Ricca Martin. She lived all of her life in Osage City, where she graduated from Osage City High School.

She worked at Supply Depot at Forbes Field. She also helped take care of many children over the years. She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Altar Society and was a Girl Scout leader for several years.

Donald Sloop

Jan. 28, 1930 – Dec. 18, 2018

TOPEKA — Donald "Don" Sloop, Lyndon, died Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, at Midland Hospice House, Topeka. He was 88.

He was born Jan. 28, 1930, in rural Lyndon, the son of Lyle and Berneita Fanning Sloop. He lived all of his life in and around the Lyndon community. He graduated from Lyndon High School in 1949.

He was a farmer and stockman and owned and operated Sloop Sales and Service near Lyndon for 30 years. Don served in the U.S. Army.

Don Sloop

Died – Dec. 18, 2018

TOPEKA — Don Sloop, Lyndon, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, at Midland Hospice House, Topeka. He was 88.

Funeral services are pending for Saturday, Dec. 22 at Feltner Funeral Home, Lyndon.

Eldridge Scott Berry

March 25, 1927 – Dec. 15, 2018

OVERBROOK — Eldridge Scott Berry, Scranton, died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, at Brookside Retirement Community, Overbrook. He was 91.

He was born March 25, 1927, at the family farm in Harveyville, the son of Eldridge Robert and Mattie Dorthea Brown Berry. He graduated from Harveyville High School. He served as a member of the U.S. Navy during World War II.

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Overbrook

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Overbrook located in Osage County. The advisory was issued because of two-line breaks resulting in losses of pressure in the system. Failure to maintain adequate pressure may result in a loss of chlorine residuals and bacterial contamination.

The boil water advisory affected the following two areas of town:
• All customers on Elm Street south of Market Street. This will also affect customers on 2nd Street one block west of Elm Street.
• All customers east of Maple Street between Highway 56 and 5th Street. This also includes customers along Highway 56 east of Maple Street to the city lake (including Casey’s General Store and Grace Community Church).

Public water suppliers in Kansas take all measures necessary to notify customers quickly after a system failure or shutdown. Regardless of whether it’s the supplier or KDHE that announces a boil water advisory, KDHE will issue the rescind order following testing at a certified laboratory.

Laboratory testing samples collected from the City of Overbrook indicate no evidence of contamination and all other conditions that placed the system at risk of contamination are deemed by KDHE officials to be resolved.

If you have questions, please contact the water system or you may call KDHE at 785-296-1317. For consumer information please visit KDHE’s PWS Consumer Information webpage:



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