Obituaries

Janet Douglas

Nov. 17, 1935 – May 2, 2019

OSAGE CITY — Janet Douglas died Thursday, May 2, 2019, at Osage Nursing Center, Osage City. She was 83.

She was born Nov. 17, 1935, Augusta, the daughter of Glenn and Bessie Richie Markley. She grew up in Augusta and lived in Neodesha and Emporia before moving to Osage City in 1987.

C.D. Olsen

Oct. 8, 1951 – May 1, 2019

LYNDON — C.D. Olsen died Wednesday, May 1, 2019, at his home in Lyndon. He was 67.

He was born Oct. 8, 1951, at Holdrege, Neb., the son of Eggert and Gevon Carlson Olsen. He lived in Lyndon since 1989.

He opened Sports-Mart in 1986, near Lake Pomona, then in Perry and then north of Lyndon. He served in the U.S. Army and Kansas National Guard.

He married Sue Edwards Nov. 26, 1977, at Concordia. She survives of the home.

Theresa Fraizer Garcia

May 1, 1940 – April 30, 2019

TOPEKA — Theresa Fraizer Garcia, Carbondale, died Tuesday, April 30, 2019, at The University of Kansas Health System St. Francis Campus, Topeka. She was 78.

She was born May 1, 1940, the third born to Thomas Raymond and Helen Fraizer. She graduated from Hayden High School and received her RNBSN from St. Mary of the Plains College.

Her career was devoted to nursing and she worked in her field for 40 plus years with more than 30 of those years at St. Francis Hospital, Topeka.

Charles August Hutchison

Aug. 2, 1926 – April 30, 2019

OVERBROOK — Charles August Hutchison, Overbrook, formerly of Burlingame, died Tuesday, April 30, 2019, at Brookside Retirement Community, Overbrook. He was 92.

He was born Aug. 2, 1926, at Scranton, the son of Charles M. and Anna M. Sheall Hutchison. He graduated from Scranton High School in 1944.

Rachelle Thurston

July 29, 1969 – April 28, 2019

LYNDON — Rachelle Thurston, Lyndon, died Sunday, April 28, 2019. She was 49.

She was born July 29, 1969, at Cleveland, Okla., the daughter of Floyd and Chris Goddard. She was a long time resident of Osage County and lived in Lyndon the last two years. She graduated from Prue High School, Prue, Okla., with the class of 1987.

Jerry “Goose” Dean Ormsby

July 29, 1953 – April 26, 2019

TOPEKA — Jerry “Goose” Dean Ormsby, Osage City, passed away peacefully with family at his side, Friday, April 26, 2019, at Healthcare Resorts, Topeka. He was 65.

He was born July 29, 1953, son of Alvin and Leota Ormsby, Osage City. He served Osage City community as a police officer for 20 years. He also volunteered his time with the fire department until health issues forced him to retire. He worked for COF, Osage City.

Jill Nicole Casten Downing

June 17, 1980 – April 23, 2019

MANHATTAN — Jill Nicole Casten Downing Tuesday, April 23, 2019, at her home in Manhattan. She was 38.

She was born June 17, 1980, at Ottawa, the daughter of the late, Joyce Stinson Casten and Jeff Casten.

She grew up in Quenemo and graduated from Marais des Cygnes Valley High School in 1998. She lived in Manhattan since 2014.

William “Bill” Smith Sr.

Nov. 1, 1925 – April 28, 2019

TOPEKA — William “Bill” Smith Sr., Topeka, died Sunday, April 28, 2019. He was 93.

He was born Nov. 1, 1925, at Franklin, Neb., the son of Francis and Daisie Baker Smith.

He married Julia Maus, July 30, 1946, at her parents’ home. She preceded him in death March 22, 2006.

He worked in construction as well as managed his own farm. He had a lifelong love for farming. He and his wife, Julia, purchased a farm in 1950 near Harveyville, that he actively farmed until two years ago, but was involved with until his death.

Rick J. Harper

Feb. 6, 1952 – March 20. 2019

ELLSWORTH — Rick J. Harper died March 20, 2019. He was 67.

He was born Feb. 6, 1952, at Salina, the son of Harland and Marcelyn Davis Harper.

He married Kim Lindburg April 24, 1982, at Lindsborg. She survives.

He was deputy sheriff for Ellsworth County Sheriff’s Department for many years. He was a sports enthusiast, bowled for many years, enjoyed cheering for KSU Wildcats and Kansas City Royals and loved fishing with his fishing buddy, Ken.

Brenda L. "Aunt B" Dorr

May 28, 1959 – April 17, 2019

TOPEKA — Brenda L. "Aunt B" Dorr, Burlingame, died Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at a Topeka hospital. She was 59.

She was born May 28, 1959, at Topeka, the daughter of Gerald "Shot" and Patty Whitmore Harr. She graduated from Burlingame High School in 1977 and attended Emporia State University.

She owned and operated her own businesses in Burlingame, The Craft Shop for 10 years and Aunt B's for the last 20 years. She was a member of the Burlingame City Council and was the first female mayor of Burlingame.

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