Wilford Dean Croucher

Aug. 2, 1935—July 9, 2014

OSAGE CITY—Wilford Dean Croucher, Osage City, died July 9, 2014, south of Osage City. He was 78.

He was born August 2, 1935 at Burlingame, the son of William Earl and Ethel V. (Davis) Croucher.

He worked for Carl and Earl Meyer for the majority of his life.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister and seven brothers.

He is survived by a sister, Evelyn Edelen, Scranton, and many nieces and nephews.

Clyde Richard Files

Sept. 3, 1929—July 7, 2014

LYNDON—Clyde Richard Files died July 7, 2014 at the Olathe Medical Center. He was 84.

“Dick,” as he was known to most, was born Sept. 3, 1929 at Dennison, Ill., the son of Clyde and Juanita Snedeker Files.

He had lived in Augusta, Ga. for 39 years before moving to Lyndon.

Winifred J. Lambeth

June 16, 1922 – July 8, 2014

OSAGE CITY—Winifred “Winnie” J. Spicer Lambeth, 92, Osage City, died July 8, 2014 at an Osage City nursing home.

She was born June 16, 1922 in the Buttermilk Lane area, south of Harveyville, the daughter of Knute E. and Anna E. Fisher Newton. She spent all of her married life in the Osage community.

Ted Davis

May 1, 1923 – July 4, 2014

CENTRAILIA—Ted Davis, 91, Osage City, died July 4 at the Eastridge Nursing Facility in Centralia.

He was born May 1, 1923, on the family farm near Osage City, the son of Lawrence and Madge Hurle Davis. Ted attended the Elkahira School as a young boy and later went on to attend Osage City High School where he lettered in football.

He was joined in marriage to Patricia Leighty in 1942. They moved to the family farm south of Osage City where they remained until 2003 when they moved into Osage City due to health concerns.

Evelyn Lucille Lawhorn

Oct. 29, 1937 – June 29, 2014

TOPEKA—Evelyn Lucille Lawhorn, Melvern, died June 29, 2014, at the Stormont-Vail Hospital in Topeka. She was 76.

She was born on Oct. 29, 1937, on the family farm near Lyndon, the daughter of Charles and Esther Odor Lininger. She lived most of her life in or near the Melvern community.

She graduated from Melvern High School in 1955. She worked for Capper’s Weekly, Hallmark Cards, Jostens and was a homemaker. She attended the Melvern United Methodist Church and the True Grace Community Church.

Nelden Dale Cain

Aug. 17, 1958 – June 27, 2014

TOPEKA—Nelden Dale Cain, Osage City, died June 27, 2014, at Stormont-Vail HealthCare, Topeka. He was 55.

He was born Aug. 17, 1958, at Holton, the son of Stella Holler and John Cain Sr. He lived in Topeka, Lyndon and Vassar before moving to Osage City two years ago.

He graduated from Seaman High School. He worked for Brad Ragan Tire, Topeka, and had been a floor covering installer for Marv’s and Feltner Floors and Furniture, Lyndon, for many years. He was a member of Lyndon Baptist Church and then Flint Hills Baptist Church, Osage City.

James E. Briggs

July 28, 1958 – June 27, 2014

LAWRENCE—James E. Briggs, Lawrence, died June 20, 2014, of complications from over 50 years of diabetes. He was 55.

He was born July 28, 1958, at Topeka, the son of Dean E. and Lyla Rae Leishman Briggs. He graduated from Santa Fe Trail High School in 1976.

He married Donna Duncan in 1980. They later divorced.

Mary E. Evans

March 11, 1915 – June 18, 2014

OSAGE CITY—Mary E. Evans, Osage City, died June 18, 2014, at Osage City Nursing Center, Osage City. She was 99.

She was born March 11, 1915, south of Burlingame, the daughter of Anna Agnes Gray and Richard Williams. She moved to Barclay community in 1919 and attended Barclay Rural School and graduated from Barclay High School in 1932.

She married Claude Evans Feb. 9, 1936, at Osage City. He preceded her in death on Sept. 3, 1980.

Raymond Chauncey Stevens

Aug. 12, 1931 – June 13, 2014

SPRING HILL—Raymond “Arch” Chauncey Stevens, Spring Hill, formerly of Gardner, ascended to heaven June 13, 2014. He was 82.

He was born Aug. 12, 1931, at San Diego, Calif., the son of Abram and Flossie Mae Canon Stevens. Due to his dad’s naval service, he lived in Panama Canal Zone, Hawaii, New Mexico, South Carolina, New York and California.

He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean conflict.

He married Beverly Carol McCoy May 29, 1954, at Moran. She preceded him in death in 2008.

Martha Issinghoff

July 30, 1925 – June 14, 2014

OSAGE CITY—Martha Issinghoff died June 14, 2014. She was 88.

She was born July 30, 1925, at St. Anthony’s Hospital, Hays, the daughter of Anton and Anna Sauer Stremel. She received her primary education at St. Mary’s Catholic School, Loretto, Rush County, and graduated from Windthorst High School, Windthorst.

She married Linus Clinton Issinghoff Jan. 28, 1947, at Immaculate Heart of Mary, Windthorst. He preceded her in death.



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