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Richard Bailey

Richard A. Bailey, 79, of Washington, died Nov. 4. He was born May 27, 1939, at Fort Worth, Texas, to Jay and Jacqueline (Labricquis) Bailey. When he was 17, he met the love of his life, Mary Ray, at Phipps Store in Hebbville, Maryland. They were married Aug. 8, 1959, in Ellicott City, Maryland.
He served in the U.S. Army for 7 years.
Survivors include his wife, Mary; five children, Debbie (John) Karpiak, of Corsicana, Texas, Tami (Vince) VanSant, of Belleville, Kan., Terry (Ruth) Bailey, of Corsicana, Texas, Lisa (Larry) Kehne, of Charlestown, W.V., and Michele Morris, of Greenleaf; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
A funeral service was Nov. 7 at Ward Funeral Home in Washington. Ron Brown officiated. “In the Garden,” “How Great Thou Art” and “Far Side Banks of Jordan” was played.
A memorial fund has been established and will be designated later. Contributions may be sent in care of Ward Funeral Home.

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Leroy Pearson

Major Leroy M. Pearson, USAF (Retired), 85, of Clifton, died Oct. 28, 2018, at his home. He was born March 16, 1933, on his family’s farm near Brantford to Roy and Dorothy (Weckwerth) Pearson.
He joined the U.S. Air Force as a pilot and served in the Vietnam War where he flew multiple missions as part of the 906th AREFS Global Refueling Squadron. In 1974 he retired and moved back to the family farm.
Funeral Services were Nov. 1 at Brantford Covenant Church, Clyde, with Pastor Michael Ostermann officiating. There was a graveside service with full military honors by McConnell AFB, Wichita, at the Brantford Covenant Cemetery.

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Mary Weber

Mary A. Weber, 77, died Nov. 7, 2018.
Funeral Service are at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, at the United Methodist Church, Barnes.
The family will greet friends one hour prior to the service at the church.
A memorial fund is established and will be designated later. Contributions may be sent in care of Ward Funeral Home.

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LeRoy Neal Jr.

LeRoy Edward Neal Jr. died Nov. 5, 2018, at Washington County Hospital.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth, five children, three step-children, 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

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William Mayer

William F, Mayer, 82, died Nov. 6 at Menorah Medical Center in Overland Park.
He was born Sept. 1, 1936, in Manhattan to Francis and Evea Mayer. He started his career in the Operating Engineers 101 as heavy equipment operator. He retired in 1998 from Clarkson after 40 years of service with the Union.
He was preceded in death by his wife, M. Patricia Mayer.
He is survived by son William Fields; three daughters, Toni Ray, Debora, and Anna Aldridge; four granddaughters, and six great-grandsons.
Services will be at Langsford Funeral Home in Lee’s Summit, Mo., at 7 p.m. on Nov. 15. Visitation will be at 6 p.m.
Arrangements are by Langsford Funeral Home, Lee’s Summit, Mo.

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Lawrence Lehman

Lawrence Lee Lehman, 88, died Nov. 6 at Clay Center.
He was born Aug. 1, 1930, in Goodland to Herman and Christina (Boerger) Lehman. He was united in marriage to Lola Schumock on Feb. 11, 1951, at Palmer. They made their home in Linn until 1978 when they moved to Clay Center.
Lehman worked for the dairies at Linn and area farmers. He worked 29 years for Kuhlman Motor Company, Linn, then Hutch-Mayrath and Clay Center Public Utilities after he retired.
He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Clay Center.
He enjoyed his Bike Shop at Linn, woodworking and crafts, fishing, spending time with his family, and he especially loved mowing lawns and helping his kids on the farms.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Herman and Christina Lehman, sisters Dorothy Long, Betty Long, Lillian Rippe, Jeanette Hoerner, Mary Banninger, Helen Lehman, Ida Jane Lehman, brothers Robert, Terry, Leonard and grandson Ellis Lehman.

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Eileen Loges

Eileen Anne Loges, 90, of Hanover, died Nov. 9, 2018, at the Salina Regional Health Center.
She was born July 21, 1928, at Hanover to Herman and Martha (Wilken) Allerheiligen. She lived with her parents at the Pony Express Station for 12 years before moving into the home she grew up in. After graduating from Hanover High School in 1946, she attended Brown Mackie in Salina.
After returning she worked for Eddy & Eddy Abstract in Marysville, in the lunch room for Hanover schools, and also Schwartz’s Store in Hanover.
On Oct. 30, 1949, she was united in marriage to Elmer Henry Loges at Zion Lutheran Church at Hanover.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and sons Michael Dean Loges and Gordon Gary Loges.

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Melvin Lohse

Melvin Eugene Lohse, 83, died Oct. 29, 2018, at the Hanover Hospital. He was born Jan. 23, 1935, on the family farm near Hanover to Martin and Verna Rettig Lohse. He was baptized Feb. 3, 1935, at Trinity Lutheran Church of Hanover by the Rev. Dr. William Mahler. His sponsors were August Hartig, Herman Lohse and Edwin Lohse. He was confirmed in the Christian faith on April 10, 1949, at Trinity by the Rev. Theo. Kauffeld. He was a lifelong member of Trinity Lutheran and was elder of Trinity, a member of The Church Building Committee and was the financial secretary for Trinity. On Aug. 18, 1957, he married Donna Parscal at Grace Lutheran Church, of El Dorado. He was a farmer and carpenter and served on the board of directors of the Farmer’s Coop filling station and on the board of directors of the Farmer’s Coop elevator, both of Hanover.

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Dale Oelschlager

Dale R. Oelschlag-er, 71, of Barnes, received the gift of eternal life in heaven on Oct. 30, 2018, at Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. He was born Sept. 26, 1947, at Clay Center, the son of Lester C. and Novella K. (Wichman) Oelschlager. He was baptized into the Christian faith on Oct. 19, 1947, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church south of Barnes by Reverend B.W. Habratschk. His sponsors were Clarence Wichman and Minnie Wichman. On March 26, 1961, he was confirmed in his faith at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church by Reverend E. H. Temme. On Feb. 27, 1969, he married Karen K. Weaver at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. He graduated from Barnes High School in 1965. He was a farmer, rural mail carrier for Barnes and had served in the Kansas Army National Guard where he served a tour in Korea. He was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church and had served as Barnes Township treasurer. He was a member of John Doerr Post 145 of the American Legion where he served as commander.

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Shirley Ericson

Shirley A. Ericson, 82, died Nov. 3, 2018, at Park Villa Nursing Home, Clyde. She was born Jan. 7, 1936, in Salina to Claude L. Smith and Frances R. (Johnson) Smith. She married Clifford E. Ericson on Oct. 27, 1957, at Salina. She was a former registered nurse. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Clyde Historical Society, Sunshine Ladies Club, E.H.U., Women of the Word, and former member of the Helping Hands Club. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and her brother, Charles “Butch” Smith.

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