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8 November 2011

Adams, Clarence Whitten died 10/29/2011 at Olathe, KS, buried at Pleasanton Cemetery, Pleasanton, KS
death notice published on the Osawatomie Graphic website on 11/8/2011

Cox, Patricia Ann "Patty" (Risley) born 11/3/1961 and died 11/4/2011 at Louisburg, KS
Parents: Kelly and Betty J. Risley
Spouse(s): Stoney E. Cox
Relatives: Shea E. Cox - son, Rusty Risley - brother, Charlie Risley - brother
obituary published on the Louisburg Herald website on 11/8/2011

Dunsworth, Harley Elbert died 11/1/2011 at Mound City, KS
death notice published on the Osawatomie Graphic website on 11/8/2011

Henesey, Doris L died 11/1/2011 at Olathe, KS, buried at Woodland Cemetery, Mound City, KS
death notice published on the Osawatomie Graphic website on 11/8/2011

Jones, Nellie E (Kern) born 12/3/1916 at Louisburg, KS and died 11/7/2011 at Louisburg, KS, buried at Louisburg Cemetery, Louisburg, KS
Parents: Loren and Daisy Belle Hittle Kern
Spouse(s): Orest Devere Jones (m 8 Nov 1939 Fort Scott, KS)
Relatives: seven brothers - unnamed, two sisters - unnamed, Geneva Roecker - sister, Ronald Jones - son (his wife Ellen), Rita Winburn - daughter (her husband Jerry), six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren
obituary published on the Louisburg Herald, Miami County Republic and Osawatomie Graphic websites on 11/8/2011

Menefee, James Arthur "Jim" died 11/6/2011 at Vanzant, MO, buried at Vanzant Cemetery
Parents: Dorrene Menefee - mother
Relatives: Max Menefee - brother
death notice published on the Miami County Republic (KS) website on 11/8/2011

Zoucha, Janette D (Burton) born 2/18/1967 at Iola, KS and died 10/31/2011 at Kansas City, KS, buried at Holy Cross Cemetery
Parents: Jackie Dean and Martha Cunningham Burton
Spouse(s): Joseph Zoucha (m 11 Jun 1989 Paola, KS)
Relatives: John Michael Zoucha - son, Joseph Anthony Zoucha - son, Jackie Diane Feuerborn - sister, Mark Dewayne Burton - brother (his wife Kelly)
obituary published on the Louisburg Herald and Osawatomie Graphic websites on 11/8/2011

11 November 2011

Knoche, Melvin born 10/18/1942 at Kenneth, KS and died 11/7/2011 at Bucyrus, KS, buried at Pleasant Valley Cemetery
Parents: George and Helen Knoche
Spouse(s): Marcia Shippy
Relatives: LeRoy Young - cousin, John Lee Knoche - son, Gary Lee Knoche - brother, Patty Lou Knoche - daughter, Larry Dale Knoche - son, Kevin Dwayne Knoche - son; grandchildren, Kenny and Lisa Johnson, Cheryl Johnson, Kaci and Parker John “Catfish” Knoche, Brittanie Nowell, and Savanah and Hunter Mitchell; Tyler Johnson - great-grandson, Chloe Johnson - great-granddaughter, Don Knoche - brother (his wife Janet), Susan Ray - sister (her husband John), Patty Knoche - sister-in-law, Lillian Shippy - mother-in-law
obituary published on the Miami County Republic Friday Edition website on 11/11/2011

Meek, Marlys Ann (Jensen) born 4/8/1932 at De Soto, KS and died 11/8/2011 at Olathe, KS, buried at Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens, Olathe, KS
Parents: Richard and Opal Jensen
Spouse(s): Vance "Bud" Meek Jr. (m 27 Dec 1948 De Soto, KS)
Relatives: William "Bill" Meek - son, Gerald "Jerry" Meek - son, Kevin Meek - son, Tim Meek - son, 9 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, Marie Allen - sister Jane Jensen - sister Dixie Green - sister, Sue Sundbye - sister
obituary published on the Miami County Republic Friday Edition website on 11/11/2011

Menefee, James Arthur "Jim" born 6/29/1952 at Ottawa, KS and died 11/6/2011 at Vanzant, MO, buried at Vanzant Community Cemetery, Vanzant, MO
Parents: Wilbur Debow and Dorrene Menefee
Spouse(s): Janice Prothe (m Dec 1971; div; 3 children), Malisha Curtis Brown (m 1 Apr 2005)
Relatives: Charles Delbert Menefee - brother, Max Menefee - brother, Jeffrey Menefee - son (his wife Autumn), Jennifer Lamb - daughter (her husband Brian), Jamie Ennett - daughter (her husband Jeff), Makesha Davis - daughter (her husband Jon), Tiffany Dale - daughter (her husband Justin), 11 grandchildren
obituary published on the Miami County Republic Friday Edition website on 11/11/2011

16 November 2011

Bauer, John Robert born 12/26/1925 at Louisburg, KS and died 11/10/2011 at Louisburg, KS, buried at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Louisburg, KS
Parents: George G. and Marie Auberger Bauer
Spouse(s): Betty J. McShannon (m 21 Oct 1950; d 2008)
Relatives: Elizabeth Hofacker - sister, George R. Bauer - brother, William Thomas Bauer - brother, Sister Susanne Bauer - sister, Marie Franklin Skeens - daughter (her husband Mark), M. John Bauer - son (his wife Marcia Bauer, Bob Bauer - son (his wife Laurie), Jim Bauer - son (his wife Sue Town),Margaret Keith - daughter (her husband W. Scott), Chuck Bauer - son (his wife Rhonda), Tina Walker - granddaughter, Rick Franklin - grandson, Chris Keith - grandson, David Keith - grandson, Ashley Dick - granddaughter, Joshua Bauer - grandson, Ryan Bauer - grandson, Tyler Bauer - grandson, Jackie Bauer - granddaughter, Emily Helms - granddaughter, Jordan Bauer - granddaughter, Charles Eric Bauer - grandson, Matthew Bauer - grandson, four great-grandchildren
obituary published on the Louisburg Herald, Miami County Republic and Osawatomie Graphic websites on 11/16/2011

Eichorn, Berma Opal ( ) died 11/12/2011 at Osawatomie, KS, buried at Osawatomie Cemetery, Osawatomie, KS
Relatives: Gary Eichorn - son, Steven Eichorn - son, Stanley Eichorn - son, Barbara Holmes - daughter, 12 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, 3 step-great-grandchildren
death notice published on the Miami County Republic website on 11/16/2011

Lawrence, Winfred Dow born 3/22/1922 at Jasper County, MO and died 11/8/2011 at Paola, KS, buried at Hillsdale Cemetery
Parents: Lorenzo Dow and Mary Ellen Kirby Lawrence
Spouse(s): Henrietta Theobald (m 1947 Paola, KS)
Relatives: Merwin Lawrence - brother, Elmer Lawrence - brother, Roy Lawrence - brother, Alfred Lawrence - brother, Ruth Davis - sister, Amanda Ensminger - sister, Henry D. “Bud” Lawrence - son, Shirley Smith - daughter, Mary Graham - daughter, Katie Scherman - daughter, 10 grandchildren, five step-grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren
obituary published on the Louisburg Herald, Miami County Republic and Osawatomie Graphic websites on 11/16/2011

McQueen, Michael D "Mike" died 11/12/2011 at Olathe, KS, buried at Parker Cemetery
Spouse(s): Bonnie Marie Snelling
Relatives: Ann Summers - daughter
death notice published on the Miami County Republic website on 11/16/2011

Morris, Franklin L born 7/13/1934 at Paola, KS and died 11/9/2011 at Florissant, MO, buried at St. Charles Memorial Gardens, Florissant, MO
Parents: Raymond and Margaret Morris
Spouse(s): Genevieve Larsen (m 25 Jun 1960)
Relatives: Cindy Flynn - daughter (her husband Ed), Tim Morris - son, Terry Morris - son (his wife Alice), John Morris - son (his wife Carol), Gene Morris - son, Ray Morris - son (his wife Ann), Eric Morris - son (his wife Diana), Edward O. “Buck” Morris - brother, Wesley “Gene” Morris - brother, 21 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren
obituary published on the Miami County Republic (KS) website on 11/16/2011

Pfaltzgraff, Norma Jean (Hawke) born 10/2/1932 at Clifton, KS and died 10/23/2011 at Apache Junction, AZ
Parents: Walter and Genevieve Hawke
Spouse(s): Loren Pfaltzgraff (m 1951)
Relatives: Mike Pfaltzgraff - son, Doug Pfaltzgraff - son, Tom Pfaltzgraff - son, nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren
obituary published on the Osawatomie Graphic (KS) website on 11/16/2011

Torkelson, John Allen born 12/17/1983 at Liberal, KS and died 11/12/2011 at Olathe, KS
Parents: Allen and Linda Johnson Torkelson
Relatives: Jimmy Torkelson - brother, Lucy Torkelson - sister
obituary published on the Louisburg Herald and Osawatomie Graphic websites on 11/16/2011

18 November 2011

O'Neil, Frank Glenn born 3/10/1926 at Wellsville, KS and died 11/15/2011 at Olathe, KS, buried at Wellsville Cemetery, Wellsville, KS
Parents: Paul John and Edith Mae Pearson O’Neil
Spouse(s): Phyllis Arlene Seyler (m 19 Apr 1946 Wellsville, KS; d 16 Sep 2009)
Relatives: Roger O’Neil - son (his wife Marcia), Rick O’Neil - son (his wife Colleen), Janine Dwyer - daughter (her husband Larry), 7 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren
obituary published on the Miami County Republic Friday Edition website on 11/18/2011

Ryszewski, Anthony V born at Brooklyn, NY and died 11/14/2011 at Pineville, NC, buried at St. Gertrude’s Cemetery, Colonia, NJ
Spouse(s): Nettie Yurchuk (d 1992)
Relatives: Vincent A. Ryszewski - son (his wife Jean), Diane S. Ryszewski - daughter, Jean Strzalkowski - sister, three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren
obituary published on the Miami County Republic Friday Edition (KS) website on 11/18/2011

23 November 2011

Eichorn, Berma Opal (Vaughn) born 6/20/1919 at Osawatomie, KS and died 11/12/2011 at Oswatomie, KS, buried at Osawatomie Cemetery, Osawatomie, KS
Parents: Elmer Orlan and Grace Griffith Vaughn
Spouse(s): Raymond Arthur Eichorn (m 22 Jan 1939 Holton, KS; d 2002)
Relatives: Lynn Eichorn - son, Gary Eichorn - son, Steven Eichorn - son, Stanley Eichorn - son, Barbara Holmes - daughter, 12 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, 3 step-great-grandchildren, Howard Vaughn - brother, Clarence Vaughn - brother
obituary published on the Miami County Republic and Osawatomie Graphic websites on 11/23/2011

Godard, Robert Lee died 11/14/2011 at Kansas City, MO, buried at Pleasanton Cemetery, Pleasanton, KS
death notice published on the Osawatomie Graphic (KS) website on 11/23/2011

Johnson, Melvin Luther born 3/9/1956 at Paola, KS and died 11/15/2011 at Olathe, KS, buried at Paola Cemetery, Paola, KS
Parents: Claude and Alice Harper Johnson
Relatives: Claude [surname not shown] - brother, Karen Sue Johnson - sister, Wanda Wilson - sister, Sharon Woody - sister, Gene Harper - brother, Edwin Johnson - brother
obituary published on the Miami County Republic website on 11/23/2011

Kessler, Clayton R born 3/17/1990 at Overland Park, KS and died 11/20/2011 at Paola, KS
Parents: David and Heidi Hartford Kessler
Relatives: Annie Kessler - sister, Mary Guenther - grandmother
obituary published on the Louisburg Herald, Miami County Republic and Osawatomie Graphic websites on 11/23/2011

Knoche, Melvin born 10/18/1942 at Kenneth, KS and died 11/7/2011 at Bucyrus, KS, buried at Pleasant Valley Cemetery
Parents: George and Helen Knoche
Spouse(s): Marcia Knoche
Relatives: John Lee Knoche - son, Patty Lou Knoche - daughter, Larry Dale Knoche - son, Kevin Dwayne Knoche - son; grandchildren: Kenny and Lisa Johnson, Cheryl Johnson, Kaci and Parker John “Catfish” Knoche, Brittanie Nowell, and Savanah and Hunter Mitchell; Tyler Johnson - great-grandson, Chloe Johnson - great-granddaughter; Gary Lee Knoche - brother, Patty Knoche - sister-in-law, Don Knoche - brother (his wife Janet), Susan Ray - sister (her husband John), LeRoy Young - cousin, Lillian Shippy - mother-in-law,
obituary published on the Louisburg Herald, Miami County Republic and Osawatomie Graphic websites on 11/23/2011

McQueen, Lola Lois ( ) died 11/19/2011 at Olathe, KS, buried at Pleasanton Cemetery, Pleasanton, KS
death notice published on the Osawatomie Graphic website on 11/23/2011

McQueen, Michael DeWayne born 2/16/1950 at Kansas City, KS and died 11/12/2011 at Olathe, KS, buried at Parker Cemetery, Parker, KS
Parents: Oliver Martin and Lola Lois Mitchell McQueen
Spouse(s): Bonnie Marie Snellings (m 16 Jun 1967 Kansas City, MO)
Relatives: Sophronia Elizabeth Anderson - daughter (d 2007), Michael S. McQueen - son, Ann Summers - daughter, Tammy Cherry - daughter, Donnie McQueen - brother, Kenny McQueen - brother, Marty McQueen - brother, Judy Everhart - sister, Jean Brown - sister, Peggy Greenfield - sister, 16 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren
obituary published on the Miami County Republic and Osawatomie Graphic websites on 11/23/2011

Smith, Donna Lea died 11/14/2011 at Olathe, KS, buried at Paola Cemetery, Paola, KS
Relatives: Linda Russell - sister
death notice published on the Miami County Republic website on 11/23/2011

Wakefield, Ross Allen born 7/15/1945 at Wichita, KS and died 11/18/2011 at Spring Hill, KS
Parents: Nolte and Henrietta Ross Wakefield
Spouse(s): Donna Robbins (m 10 Aug 1968 Wichita, KS)
Relatives: Jennifer Hammett - daughter, Christopher H. Wakefield - son, 2 granddaughters, 1 great-grandson, Bill Wakefield - brother, Jim Wakefield - brother
obituary published on the Miami County Republic website on 11/23/2011

Ambrose, Jeffrey L died 11/22/2011 at Shawnee, KS
death notice published on the Miami County Republic Friday Edition website on 11/25/2011

Croan, Ruby ( ) died 11/21/2011 at Wellsville, KS, buried at Garnett Cemetery, Garnett, KS
Relatives: LaVern Croan - son, John Croan - son, Kenneth Croan - son, LaVonne Chase - daughter Judy Gaddis - daughter Shirley Weems - daughter, Martha “Pete” Sumners - daughter
death notice published on the Miami County Republic Friday Edition website on 11/25/2011

30 November 2011

Ambrose, Jeffery Lane born 8/26/1961 at Wichita, KS and died 11/22/2011 at Shawnee, KS, buried at Louisburg Cemetery, Louisburg, KS
Parents: Eleanor McGuire and Norman Ambrose
Spouse(s): Trisha Ambrose, Molly Ost Ambrose
Relatives: Alicia Michelle Ambrose - daughter, Nathan Ray Ambrose - son, Lauren Ost - step-daughter, Heather Ost - step-daughter, Greg Ambrose - brother (his wife Debbie), Matthew Ambrose - nephew (his wife Melanie), Michael Ambrose - nephew
obituary published on the Louisburg Herald, Miami County Republic and Osawatomie Graphic websites on 11/30/2011

James, Albert G born 12/12/1927 at Osawatomie, KS and died 11/25/2011 at Olathe, KS, buried at Lane Cemetery, Lane, KS
Parents: Gard and Florence Farver James
Spouse(s): N. Faith Betz (m 19 Jun 1949 Rantoul, KS)
Relatives: George James, - son (his wife, Shelly), John James - son (his wife,Lynne), Victoria Hoke - daughter (her husband, Robert), Robin James - daughter (her spouse Susan Roberts), Anthony Hoke - grandson (his wife, Carly), Andrea Hoke - granddaughter, Drew James - grandson, Rachel James - granddaughter, Jordan Grotrian - granddaughter (her husband Nathan), Shannon James - granddaughter, Justin James - grandson, Maxson Hoke - great-grandson
obituary published on the Miami County Republic and Osawatomie Graphic websites on 11/30/2011

Kure, Wilma A died 11/28/2011 at Kansas City, KS, buried at Holy Rosary Cemetery, Wea, KS
death notice published on the Louisburg Herald and Miami County Republic websites on 11/30/2011

Roberts, James Leslie born 7/16/1933 at Abilene, TX and died 11/17/2011 at Abilene, TX
Parents: Leslie Lloyd and Verlee Goff Roberts
Spouse(s): Patricia Garner (m 20 Jan 1963 Abilene, TX)
Relatives: Leslie Roberts - son, Kelly Roberts - son, Tim Roberts - son, Renee Stickney - daughter, Leona Roberts - daughter; grandchildren: James Roberts, Elizabeth Roberts, Ray Quinn, Leslie Roberts Jr., Joseph Roberts Jr., Levi Roberts, Patrick Roberts, Brandy Dye, Derrick Roberts, Brody Roberts, Geremy Roberts, Rusty Roberts, Dustin House, Bryan House, Kenneth West, Regan House, Scott West, Mitch West, Robbie House, Shannon Griswold, Laura Tronscosco, Ryan Stickney, Michael Ramon, Gerald Ramon, Jamie Sloan, Trisha January, Felicia Roberts, TJ Roberts and Brittany Roberts
obituary published on the Miami County Republic (KS) and Osawatomie Graphic (KS) websites on 11/30/2011

Smith, Ruth H (Lang) died 11/18/2011 at Baltimore, MD
Spouse(s): Dr. Alan B. Smith
death notice published on the Louisburg Herald (KS) and Miami County Republic (KS) websites on 11/30/2011

Weaver, Louise G born 11/8/1957 at Queens, NY and died 11/23/2011 at Lawrence, KS, buried at Wagstaff Cemetery
Parents: Arthur Schwartz - father, Elise Zider Schwartz Nirenberg - mother
Spouse(s): Donald Weaver (m 17 May 1984 Houston, TX)
Relatives: Aaron Weaver - son (his wife Heather Nava), Nathan Weaver - son (his wife Maria), Bryan Weaver - son, Rose Rosenthal - aunt, Marla Schwartz - sister
obituary published on the Louisburg Herald, Miami County Republic and Osawatomie Graphic websites on 11/30/2011

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