Fred Tucker

Dec. 21, 1954 – Dec. 9, 2017

OSAGE CITY — Fred Tucker, Osage City, died Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, at his home in Osage City. He was 62.

He was born Dec. 21, 1954, at Murfreesboro, Tenn., the son of Johnnie and Dorothy Davis Tucker.

He lived in Osage City for many years and he worked mowing lawns around town. He enjoyed watching the Royals and Chiefs and playing Bingo.

He was preceded in death by his father, Johnnie on Feb. 4, 2005.

Layton Long

Feb. 27, 2017 – Dec. 9, 2017>/b>

TOPEKA — Layton Long, Osage City, died Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, at Stormont-Vail Hospital, Topeka. He was 82.

He was born Feb. 27, 1935, at Iuka, the son of Gleason and Frances Shelinbarger Long. After living in Iuka and Emporia, he lived in Osage City most of his life.

Carol Sue Rendell

Sept. 6, 1952 – Dec. 7, 2017

TOPEKA — Carol Sue Rendell, Carbondale, died Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, at Stormont Vail Hospital, Topeka. She was 65.

She was born Sept. 6, 1952, at Topeka, the daughter of Willis and Shirley Dain. She was one of 18 children.

She married John Andrew Rendell Nov. 20, 1970. He survives of the home.

She was preceded in death by a son, Nathaniel Allen Rendell; her parents; and a sibling.

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Burn ban permits suspended

No burning today Dec. 11

Bryce Romine, Osage County Emergency Management Director announced that all burn permits are suspended for today, Dec. 11, 2017. This is a no burn day. No outside burning allowed.

This is a red flag warning. Extreme fire danger today.

Very high fire danger today. The Rangeland Fire Danger Index will be in the extreme category.

Extreme fire danger means, that fires start quickly, spread furiously and burn intensely. All fires are potentially serious. All outdoor vurning should be avoided in areas with extreme fire danger.

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Leona Grace Warren

May 4, 1916 – Dec. 3, 2017

OVERBROOK — Leona Grace Warren, Lyndon, died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, at Brookside Retirement Community, Overbrook. She was 101.

She was born May 4, 1916, at Hamilton, the daughter of Eugene and Jessie Badsky Butterfield. She lived in Lyndon since 1960 and has been at Brookside since 2005.

She worked as a sales clerk at Pelletiers Department Store and Roach Hardware in Topeka and at McDaniel Hardware and Marv’s Variety Store in Lyndon. She was a member of the Lyndon United Methodist Church and past member of the Fairfax HDU.

Burn ban permits suspended

No burning today Dec. 5

Bryce Romine, Osage County Emergency Management Director announced that all burn permits are suspended for today, Dec. 5, 2017. This is a no burn day. No outside burning allowed.

Very high fire danger today. The Rangeland Fire Danger Index will be in the very high category.

Very high fire danger means, fire control will be very difficult and require extended effort. Outdoor burning is not recommended.

Cynthia Lou Herr Booth

Feb. 3, 1951 – Nov. 30, 2017

Cynthia Lou Herr Booth
Feb. 3, 1951 – Nov. 30, 2017

CARBONDALE — Cynthia Lou Herr Booth died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, at her home in Carbondale. She was 66.

She was born Feb. 3, 1951, at Topeka, the daughter of Martin and Rosabelle “Pettie” Harris. She grew up in Scranton and Topeka and lived in Carbondale for the last 49 years.

She worked for Essex Wire in Topeka for 24 years and then worked for Party America.

She married Jerry Booth July 3, 1978, at Miami, Okla. He preceded her in death on March 31, 2013.

Margaret L. DeBaun

Dec. 25, 1922 – Nov. 28, 2017

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wisc. — Margaret L. DeBaun, formerly of Osage City, died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, at The Arboretum, Menomonee Falls, Wisc., where she had received exceptional care over for the past eight years. She was 94.

She previously resided in Osage City for over 40 years.

She was born Dec. 25, 1922, at Topeka, the daughter of John and Elizabeth Lacy Allison. She graduated from Washburn Rural High School in 1940 as salutatorian of her class and attended Dodd’s Secretarial School.

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