Obituaries

Ronald K. Ewing

Jan. 3, 1957 – May 6, 2019

HERMITAGE, Mo. — Ronald K. Ewing, Hermitage, Mo., died May 6, 2019, at his home. He was 62.

He was born Jan. 3, 1957, at Topeka, the son of Claud William and Patricia Renfro Ewing. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Dutch and Pat Ewing; and a grandson, Charles Ewing.

Margaret Marie Rudolph Colman

Aug. 17, 1939 – May 5, 2019

OSAGE CITY — Margaret Marie Rudolph Colman died Sunday, May 5, 2019, at her home surrounded by family. She was 79.

She was born Aug. 17, 1939, at Stanley, N.D., the daughter of Oscar Charles and Edith Fenstermacker Rudolph. She graduated high school in Stanley, N.D.

She worked as a human resource manager for the U.S. Postal Service. She was a member of Red Hats and Club 15.

Carl William “Bill” Spicer

March 1, 1955 – May 5, 2019

OSAGE CITY — Carl William “Bill” Spicer died Sunday, May 5, 2019, at his home surrounded by family. He was 64.

He was born March 1, 1955, at Emporia, the son of Clarence Edward and Claire Jean Asklund Spicer. He graduated from Osage City High School in 1973. He played JUCO basketball one year and then attend Emporia State University for a year.
He married Jeri Patton June 3, 1992. She survives of the home.

He worked as rural mail carrier and worked many years doing carpentry with Dave Hafenstein.

Donald w. Parks

Feb. 27, 1933 – Feb. 5, 2019

OSAGE CITY — Donald W. Parks died Feb. 5, 2019, at an Osage City nursing home. He was 85.

A graveside service will be held 1 p.m. May 11 at Rapp Cemetery, Osage City.

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.

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