Obituaries

Kathleen "Kathy" Kessinger

Died – Jan. 13, 2019

LAWRENCE — Kathleen Kessinger, Lawrence, formerly of Burlingame, died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, at Lawrence. She was 71.

She, along with her husband, Kurt, were the owners of Osage County Chronicle newspaper for many years.

She was cremated. Service will be held at a later date. Information on services and a full obit will be published in The Osage County Herald-Chronicle, its website and Facebook page when information is provided.

Carey Funeral Home, Burlingame, is assisting the family.

Ronnie Dean Hase

April 9, 1943 – Jan. 12, 2019

TOPEKA — Ronnie Dean Hase died Jan. 12, 2019. He was 75.

A celebration of his life will be held at a later date at Delia Presbyterian Church. Inurnment and military honors will be held the same day at West Lawn Memorial Gardens, Topeka.

Jerry Dean Arb

Feb. 17, 1953 – Jan. 12, 2019

LINCOLN, Neb. — Jerry Dean Arb, Melvern, died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, at Lincoln, Neb. He was 65.

He was born Feb. 17, 1953, at Emporia, the son of Orville and Lois Kramer Arb. He graduated from Melvern High School in 1971 and lived the majority of his life in the Melvern community.

Warren L. Hallgren

Dec. 25, 1940 – Jan. 3, 2019

TOPEKA — Warren L. Hallgren, Topeka, formerly of Lyndon, passed away at his home Jan. 3, 2019. He was 78.

He was born Dec. 25, 1940, at Saginaw, Mich., the son of Lloyd L. and Ruth Alta Bell Hallgren. He moved to Kansas at age four and graduated from Republic High School in 1959.

He married Evelyn Masenthin June 23, 1963, at Zion Lutheran Church, Vassar. She survives.

Patty Doreen Brubaker

April 5, 1924 – Jan. 5, 2019

OSAGE BEACH, Mo. — Patty Doreen Brubaker passed away peacefully in her sleep Jan. 5, 2019, at her home in Osage Beach, Mo. She was 94.

She was born April 5, 1924, at Carbondale, daughter of William and Wilda Cain Waetzig. She grew up in the Carbondale community with six siblings, George Waetzig, Scott Waetzig, Delores Smith, Billee Waetzig and Phillip Waetzig, whom all have deceased. She graduated from Carbondale High School in 1942.

Reva Warren Purcell

July 22, 1920 – Dec. 24, 2018

TOPEKA — Reva Purcell died Monday, Dec. 24, 2018, at Midland Care, Topeka.

She was born July 22, 1920, in Osage County, the daughter of John James and Sarah Jane Basel Warren . She attended school in Osage County and graduated from Topeka High School in 1939.

She married Santford "Stan" M. Purcell June 27, 1941, at Lawrence. They enjoying 70 years together prior to his death on July 3, 2011.

Charles Beatty

Dec. 5, 1931 – Jan. 7, 2019

LYNDON — Charles Beatty died Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, at his home in Lyndon. He was 87.

He was born Dec. 5, 1931, at Lyndon, the son of David Carl and Vesta Burkdoll Beatty.

He lived most of his life in Lyndon, except for two years in Lawton, Okla. He graduated from Lyndon High School in 1951. He served in U.S. Army from 1952 to 1954 at Ft. Sill.

He married Viola Mickelson June 6, 1953, at Garnett. She survives.

Daniel Robert Towle

June 12, 1962 – Jan. 7, 2019

TOPEKA — Daniel Robert Towle, Hartford, died Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, at Rolling Hills Assisted Living, Topeka. He was 56.

He was born June 12, 1962, at Topeka, the son of James A. and Roberta A. Sparks Towle. He grew up in Osage City. He was disabled and lived in Hartford, under the care of Quest Services for many years. He was living at Rolling Hills Assisted Living for a few months.

He was preceded in death by a brother, James “Chris” Towle.

Lolita Lucille Laubach

Sept. 17, 1924 – Jan. 6, 2019

TOPEKA — Lolita Lucille Laubach, Topeka, formerly of Scranton, died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, at McCrite Care Center, Topeka. She was 94.

She was born Sept. 17, 1924, at Olsburg, the daughter of Le Roy and Elsie Toothaker Warthen. She moved to Wheaton when she was six months old. She graduated from Wheaton High School.

She attended Clark's Business School, Topeka and was employed by Mass Mutual Life Insurance Company as a cashier from 1943 to 1953.

Marilyn Adkins

Oct. 31, 1937 – Jan. 5, 2019

EMPORIA — Marilyn “Joan” Adkins died early Saturday morning, Jan. 5, 2019, at Emporia Place. She was 81.

She was born Oct. 31, 1937, at Brewster, the daughter of Marion A. and Vera J. Lowe Tucker. She attended high school in Hayward, Calif., and graduated from Hayward High School with class of 1955. Following high school, she joined U.S. Navy and received nursing training while serving.

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