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Susie Raynolds

Susie Alice Raynolds, 92, died Saturday, June 30, 2018, at the Centennial Homestead Nursing Home. She was born July 29, 1925, in Nail, Ark., the daughter of Thomas and Fuchsia Bauer. Susie grew up during the Great Depression and World War II. After the war, she married Jerrold F. Simpson in Neosho, Mo. They later divorced, She later married Merlin Peck in Nevada. They also divorced. She then married Ray Raynolds. Mrs. Raynolds was a dancer and worked as a dealer in Nevada for many years. She managed mobile home parks or small storage units until she retired. She moved to Washington to be near a granddaughter and grandson and resided at the Centennial Homestead. Survivors include a sister H. Marie Daniels; a brother, John Viney; six children and eight grandchildren. A memorial service will be later.

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Ruth Flagle

Ruth A. Flagle, 92, Fairbury, Neb., formerly of Mahaska, died July 14, 2018, in Fairbury. She was born April 6, 1926, at Bethany, Neb., the daughter of George and Dorthea (Smith) Rose. Survivors are a daughter, Georgie Mueller and husband, Veryl Mueller, Palmer; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 18, at the Presbyterian Church at Mahaska. Burial will be at the Mahaska Cemetery, Mahaska. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury is in charge of arrangements.

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Nathalia Gonzalez-Sanchez

Nathalia Gonzalez-Sanchez, 16, Linn, died July 11, 2018, at KU Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan., from injuries sustained in a car accident near Linn. Funeral service will be at 5 p.m., Wednesday, July 18, at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church in Washington. Nathalia was born Feb. 6, 2002, at Wichita, the only child of Luis and Carmen Gonzalez-Sanchez. She attended Linn High School and was going to be in the junior class at Washington County High School in Washington. She currently was working at Jack’s Food Market in Linn. Survivors include her parents, Luis and Carmen Gonzalez-Sanchez, Linn; grandparents, Juan Sanchez and wife, Teresa, Oceguera Manuel Gonzalez, and Rosario Herrara. A memorial fund has been established for the family. Contributions may be sent in care of Ward Funeral Home.

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Jack Nabors

A memorial for Jack W. Nabors, who died June 7, will be at 10 a.m., July 28, at the First Christian Church in Manhattan.

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Diana Fell

Diana Rose Fell, 75, of Climax Springs, Mo., died Thursday, July 12, 2018, at her home. She was born Aug. 7, 1942, in Clyde, the daughter of Roland and Edna (Girard) Ouellette. On Jan. 20, 1986, she married Greg Fell in Las Vegas, Nev. Survivors include her husband, Greg, her children, Rodney Eaton and wife, Michelle, Angela Eaton Balman and husband, Richard, Randy Eaton and wife, Michelle, Julie Foster and husband, Brent, and Travis Fell and wife, Marcie; 12 grandchildren; sisters, Sharon Keeler and husband Garry, and Loretta Hinkle; brothers Larry Ouellette and wife, Diane, Dean Ouellette, and James Ouellette and wife, Peg. She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter Stephanie Jo Fell; a sister; Leona Sand and husband, William; a brother-in-law, Walt Hinkle; and a sister-in-law Delores Ouellette. Funeral service was Monday, July 16, at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Washington. Father Rathinam Soosaimari officiated.

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Richard Tuma

Richard Louis Tuma, son of Louis and Lillie (Goebel) Tuma, was born July 1, 1929, in Mahaska. He passed away July 7, 2018, at Bryan West Medical Center in Lincoln, Neb., at the age of 89. Richard was raised on a farm south of Fairbury, by Rose Creek and was united in marriage to Ruth (Cunningham) Tuma on May 27, 1950. After serving time in the Army during the Korean War, Richard and Ruth moved to a farm north of Morrowville, in 1954, where they had a dairy for many years. Richard loved farming and taking care of the soil. Richard’s favorite pastime included trapping and fishing, which he enjoyed his entire life. Richard is preceded in death by his parents; and brother-in-law, George Wurm.

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Dennis Bokelma

Dennis L. Bokelman, 81, Linn, died July 9, 2018, at the Washington County Hospital. He was born March 30, 1937, to Henry and Clara (Lohmeyer) Bokelman in Linn. He attended Zion Lutheran School and graduated Linn High School in 1955. On Sept. 29, 1957, he married Marcellene Herrs at Immanuel Lutheran Church. He had joined the U.S. Air Force in 1956, and they lived in Waco, Texas, until May 1960. After returning to Linn, he worked for the Washington County Creamery, Linn Locker and for 26 years was a meat inspector for the Kansa Department of Agriculture. Mr. Bokelman was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church, served as head usher, was chairman of the finance board and was on the Linn Lutheran School Board. He was also on the Linn City Council and Wholmoor Legion Board. Preceding him in death were his parents; infant son, James; brother, Jerry Bokelman; sister, LaDonna Rahe; and brother-in-law, Robert Rahe.

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Jack Nabors

Jack Wayne Nabors, 69, died June 7, 2018, at the Hospice of the Valley Home in Surprise, Ariz., after an 8-year battle with cancer. He was born Aug. 1, 1948, in Belleville, the son of Jack A. and Betty Nabors. He attended school in Washington and graduated in 1966. He attended Concordia Community College, Concordia. Mr. Nabors enlisted in the United States Army on Jan. 18, 1971. He served in Germany for two years and was honorably discharged Jan. 21, 1974. In 1974, he moved to Manhattan, and lived there until 2016 when Jack and his wife, Pam, moved to Arizona. Mr. Nabors worked for Schwab-Eaton engineering firm from 1976 to 2014 when he retired. He was a member of Jack Disciples of Christ Christian Church, Lions Club and the American Legion.

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Merle Gross

Merle M. Gross, 97, Washington, died July 3, 2018, at the Linn Community Nursing Home in Linn. He was born July 22, 1920, to Louis and Clara (Kloth) Gross. In 1939, he graduated from Linn High School. On Sept. 8, 1940, he married Olinda Schultz at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hoisington. They lived and farmed near Linn. In 1984, they moved to Washington. Mr. Gross also worked at Bob’s Locker part-time. He was in card clubs in Washington. Survivors include his daughter, Myrna (Bill) Skrabal, Washington; son, Ronald (Loeda) Gross, Salina; four grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Olinda, on May 30, 2014; parents; and sister, Berniece Holtgren. A funeral service was Friday, July 6, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Linn. Pastor Tom Sahl officiated.

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Dennis Bokelman

Dennis L. Bokelman, 81, Linn, died July 9, 2018, in Linn. Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m., Wednesday, July 11, at Ward Funeral Home in Linn. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 12, at Zion Lutheran Church in Linn. Burial will be in Zion Lutheran Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Linn Lutheran School or Linn American Legion and sent in care of Ward Funeral Home which is in charge of arrangements. Washington County News • July 12, 2018

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