Obituaries

William A. Mathieu

Aug 26, 1920 – Jan 15, 2014

MIDWEST CITY, Okla.—William A. Mathieu died Jan. 15, 2014. He was 93.

Services will be 11 a.m. March 15 at the Osage City Cemetery .

Robert E. Herrick

March 1, 2014

BURLINGAME—Robert E. Herrick, Burlingame, died March 1, 2014, at his home. He was 60.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Hittle and a brother, Jerry Herrick.

He is survived by three daughters, Jackie Handlowich, Melinda Herrick and April Herrick; four sons, Michael Herrick, Nathan Herrick, Robert Herrick and Joseph Herrick; four sisters, Margaret Watts, Marie Preston, Nancy Simpson and Catherine Graham; three brothers, John Herrick, Hank Herrick and Melvin Herrick; and a special friend, Terri Masters.

Emma Ruth Shultz

Aug. 20, 2005 – March 2, 2014

BURLINGAME—Emma Ruth Shultz, Burlingame, died March 2, 2014, at her home in Burlingame. She was 8.

She was born Aug. 20, 2005, at Topeka, the daughter of Brett and Gina Ames Shultz. She had lived in Burlingame all of her life and was a member of the Burlingame Federated Church.

Kelsey Rae Gordon

Oct. 27, 1994 – March 1, 2014

COFFEY COUNTY—Kelsey Rae Gordon, Osage City, died March 1, 2014, in Coffey County. She was 19.

She was born Oct. 27, 1994, at Ottawa. She graduated from Osage City High School in 2013. She was a member of Osage City Baptist Temple. She had attended Ft. Scott Community College for a semester to be a beautician.

Juanita Jean Good Reutter

July 17, 1929 – March 2, 2014

GREGORY, S.D.—Juanita Jean Good Reutter left to join her husband and daughter and other family members March 2, 2014. She was 84.

She was born July 17, 1929, in Bennett County, S.D., the third of 10 children.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack; a daughter, Charlotte; her parents, Robert “Bob” and Velma Sharp Good; a sister, Maxine King; and four brothers, Thomas, Garold, Robert and Loren “John.”

Warda Mae Gilbert

Nov. 2, 1918 - Feb. 25, 2014

OMAHA—Warda Mae (Powell) Gilbert passed away peacefully in her home Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, in Omaha, Neb. She was 95 years old.

Warda was preceded in death by her husband, Frederick, and her brothers, Robert and William Powell. She is survived by her daughter, Barbara of Evergreen, Colo., her granddaughters Laura, Jennifer and Michelle, and her great-grandchildren Zane, Jack, Norah May, James, Liana, Corbin & Ashley, of Colorado.

Edith M. Stowe

Aug. 27, 1923 – Feb. 20, 2014

TOPEKA—Edith May (Cropp) Stowe, 90, of Topeka, died Feb. 20, 2014.

Edith was born on Aug. 27, 1923, in northern Lyon County, near Miller Kansas, the daughter of James Albert and Nellie Elizabeth Atkins Cropp. She graduated from eighth grade in Osage County, Kansas.

Edith worked at the Remington Army Ammunition Plant during WWII and for Packing Products Inc. in Kansas City, Missouri. She married Willis Ernest Stowe on June 12, 1959. He died on Jan. 27, 1980.

James S. Stinebaugh

Sept. 29, 1925 – Feb. 26, 2014

QUENEMO—James S. Stinebaugh, Quenemo, died Feb. 26, 2014. He was 88.

He was born Sept. 29, 1925, at Princeton, the son of Elmer E. and Ava Morris Stinebaugh. He graduated from Princeton High school in 1943.

He enlisted into the U.S. Army Air Corp, April 1944, now known as the U.S. Air Force. He achieved the rank of corporal, was decorated with a World War II Victory Medal, and received an honorable discharge on April 21, 1948.

Beverly S. Wilkin

Feb. 22, 2014

OVERBROOK—Beverly “Bev” S. Wilkin, Burlingame, died Feb. 22, 2014, at a Overbrook nursing home. He was 100.

Cremation is planned. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Corinthian Lodge No. 79 A.F.&A.M., Grace Hospice, or Burlingame First Responders and sent in care of Carey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 196, Burlingame, KS 66413.

Bryon Franklin Black

Nov. 17, 1959 – Feb. 26, 2014

SHAWNEE, Okla.—Bryon Franklin Black, Shawnee, Okla., died Feb. 26, 2014, at Shawnee, Okla. He was 54.

He was born Nov. 17, 1959, at Kansas City, Mo., the son of Glen N. and Helen Harris Black. He graduated from Osage City High School in 1977, and Kansas State University in 1983, with a degree in horticulture and agronomy.
He married Dianna March 17, 2001. She survives.

He saw the true value in people and served selflessly and generously with his time and talents. He saw needs and quietly took care of them.

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