Obituaries

Marvel E. Fisher

Nov. 16 1925 – Oct. 1, 2014

OTTAWA—Marvel E. Fisher, Ottawa, formerly of Overbrook, passed away peacefully at Ottawa Retirement Village Oct. 1, 2014. She had been a resident of ORV for the past three years. She was 88.

She was born Nov. 16, 1925, the daughter of Edward and Eva McCain, Michigan Valley.

She married John D. Harmison October 1945, at Washington D.C. They later divorced.

Mildred Lou Lininger

May 10, 1942 – Sept. 28, 2014

TOPEKA—Mildred Lou Lininger, Melvern, died Sept. 28, 2014, at Stormont-Vail Hospital, Topeka. She was 72.

She was born May 10, 1942, at Canton, Ill., the daughter of George and Mildred Carley. She lived in Melvern since 1980.

She was a hairdresser and a security deputy. She was a member of the Melvern City Council. She loved to crochet and sew.

She married Charles “Bud” Lininger in May 1980. He survives of the home.

She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Mildred; and a brother, George Carley.

Harold C. Brecheisen

March 8, 1928 – Sept. 28, 2014

OSAGE CITY—Harold C. Brecheisen, Vassar, died Sept. 28, 2014, at Osage Nursing Center, Osage City. He was 86.

He was born March 8, 1928, on the family farm south of Vassar, the son of Vivian and Verna Redenbaugh Brecheisen.

He grew up on the family farm with nine siblings, expecting to farm the rest of his life. He lived in Osage City, New Mexico and Sierra Vista, Ariz., then returned to Osage City.

Douglas Lee McGrew

Sept. 26, 2014

CARBONDALE—Douglas Lee McGrew, Carbondale, died Sept. 26, 2014, from health complications. He was 54.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Mary Francis McGrew; and a brother, John Daniel McGrew.

He is survived by two daughters, Jennifer Garst and Lesley McGrew; a son, Bryan McGrew; and a nephew, Michael McGrew.

A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Oct. 2 at Church of Christian Fellowship, Carbondale.

Memorial contributions may be made to Church of Christian Fellowship, 403 Commercial St., Carbondale, KS 66414.

Marie Anne Laue

Aug. 10, 1928 – Sept. 26, 2014

OSAGE CITY—Marie Anne Laue, Vassar, died Sept. 26, 2014, at Osage City Nursing Center. She was 86.

She was born Aug. 10, 1928, on the family farm near Vassar, the daughter of R.C. and Elsa Peimann Bauck. She grew up near Vassar and lived in Overland Park for over 30 years before moving to Osage City.

Duane G. Rowe

Aug. 18, 1944 — Sept. 22, 2014

TOPEKA—Duane G. Rowe, Topeka, died Sept. 22, 2014. He was 70.

He was born Aug. 18, 1944, in Osage County, the son of George Earl and Gracie McPhail Rowe. He graduated from Scranton High School and obtained a bachelor’s degree from Baker University in 1966.

He was employed as a systems analyst for Blue Cross Blue Shield for 30 years before retiring in 1999. He was a member of Christian Lord Ministries.

He married Kay L. Lanter Aug. 5, 1966, at Everest. She survives.

Leonard O. Rucker Sr.

Jan. 27, 1931 – Sept. 22, 2014

BURLINGAME—Leonard O. Rucker Sr., Burlingame, died Sept. 22, 2014. He was 83.

He was born Jan. 27, 1931, at Wichita, the son of Ormal Randolph and Clara Suzanne Koeppen Rucker. He was a graduate of Wichita High School. He served in the U.S. Air Force until retiring in May 31, 1975.
He was also employed and later retired from the Veteran’s Hospital, Topeka.

Ruth Marie Kuhnhausen

Dec. 24, 1927 – Aug. 2, 2014

VANCOUVER—Ruth Marie Kuhnhausen died Aug. 2, 2014, at Ray Hickey Hospice Center, Vancouver, Wash. She was 86.

She was born Dec. 24, 1927, the daughter of William and Edith Lindsay, Lyndon. She graduated from Lyndon High School in 1945.

She married Vic Kuhnhausen at Vancouver, Wash. He preceded her in death in 1990.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Nicolas, in 1981; four brothers, Dean, Dale, Duane, and Homer Lindsay; and a sister, Ilo Mercer.

Wilma A. Carlson

Nov. 21, 1929 – Sept. 21, 2014

TOPEKA—Wilma Agnes Hasty Carlson, Osage City, died Sept. 21, 2014, at Stormont-Vail Hospital, Topeka. She was 84.

She was born Nov. 21, 1929, at Red Cloud, Neb., the daughter of William Franklin and Stella L. Lane Hasty.

She married Robert Lee Carlson Sr. Dec. 14, 1948, at Lyndon. He preceded her in death.

She was a homemaker the majority of her life. She had worked for Hallmark for 10 years. She loved cooking, baking, singing, doing crafts, her flowers and was an avid KU basketball fan.

Ruth Edna McNabb

Oct. 21, 1924 ¬– Sept. 17, 2014

TOPEKA—Ruth Edna DeWeese McNabb died Sept. 17, 2014, at Topeka. She was 89.

She was born Oct. 21, 1924, at Paola, the daughter of Earl and Edith Mickelson DeWeese.

She married Charles E. McNabb Sept. 11, 1944, at Portsmouth, Va. He preceded her in death on Aug. 7, 1992. God blessed their marriage with three daughters, six grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Shannon DeWeese.

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