Obituaries

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Ramona Kalivoda

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Marilyn Hanshaw

Marilyn Ann Hanshaw, 76, Washington, died at Stormont- Vail Hospital in Topeka on Wednesday, June 11, 2014. She was born Jan. 10, 1938 , to Carl and Urith Hardy. She graduated from Washington High School. She married Kermit Hanshaw on Feb. 16, 1957. She was a member of the Washington Christian Church. She was a co-founder of MarCon Pies, with partner Connie Allen. She had also worked for Washington Farm Bureau, Dr. Tom Parry’s dental office, and ran a home-based business making baked goods, jams and jellies. She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Mari Lyn; and sister, Shirley Pischer. Survivors include her husband, Kermit Hanshaw; daughters, Carla Dodd and husband, Allan, Washington, and Cally Hanshaw, Waterville; sister Lila Koch, Sterling, Colo.; and four grandchildren. A memorial service is at 4 p.m. on Friday, June 20 at the Washington Christian Church, followed by a dinner at the Christian Church Education Building.

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Jimmy Shepek

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Jimmy Jon Shepek, 42, Belleville, died unexpectedly at his home in Belleville on Tuesday, May 20, 2014. He was born May 17, 1972, at Fairbury, Neb., to Jimmy Joe and Joyce (Sorell) Shepek. Upon graduating with the class of 1990 at Fairbury High School, he was elected to the Board of Education for the Fairbury public schools. Four years later, he was elected to the Fairbury City Council. He was previously employed at Endicott Clay Products, Dempster Industries and most recently as a deputy with the Republic County sheriff’s department for the past 13 years. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Joe and Leota Shepek and John Sorell. Survivors include his parents, Jim and Joyce Shepek; brother and significant other, Jory Shepek and Deb Williams; and grandmother Bernice Sorell, all of Fairbury. Funeral services were Sunday, May 25 at the United Methodist Church, Belleville, with Pastor Roger Walls officiating. Burial was in the Belleville City Cemetery.

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Barbara Bruna

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Barbara Bruna, 70, of Hanover, Kan., died Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at the Nebraska Heart Institute in Lincoln, Neb. Mass of Christian Burial was Tuesday, June 3 at St. John’s Catholic Church with Father David Metz officiating. Janet Fritschi played the organ, while the church choir sang “Ave Maria,” “Amazing Grace,” “Angels Among Us,” “The Old Rugged Cross” and “On Eagles Wings.” The pallbearers were Darren Bruna, Brent Hynek, Ben Goeckel, Lance Bruna, Tom Rindom and Cody Koehler. The honorary pallbearers were Jim Bruna, Don Koehler, Doug Goeckel and Casey Koehler. Barbara was born April 15, 1944, to William and Grace (Poell) Riepen at Marysville, Kan. She attended St. John’s Catholic Grade School and graduated from Hanover High School in 1962. Barbara went to Beauty School in Lincoln, Neb. After a career in cosmetology, Barbara worked as a bookkeeper at the Pony Express Center, where she met Stanley Bruna and they married on Jan., 17, 1970. They made their home near Hanover.

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Duane Tegethoff

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Duane Tegethoff, 79, Topeka, died Thursday, May 29, 2014, at a local hospital. He was born Nov. 14, 1934, in  Washington, the son of Bernard and Naomi (Windhorst) Tegethoff. He graduated from Washington High School in 1952. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1956-58. He was employed as a police officer for the city of Topeka for 35 years, retiring at the rank of Captain in the patrol division in 1993. Mr. Tegethoff was a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police and a former board member of the Topeka Police Credit Union. He married Glenda Funke on May 27, 1956, in Washington. She survives. Other survivors include their children: Lisa Holmes and husband, David, Garnett, Brent Tegethoff, Ft. Scott, Carla Tegethoff, Topeka, and Lesli Ashburn, Topeka; three grandchildren; one greatgrandson; brothers, Richard Tegethoff and Vernon Tegethoff, both of Washington; and sister, Ileen Lummus, Arroyo Grande, Calif.

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Olinda Gross

Olinda Gross, 94, Washington, died Friday, May 30, 2014, at her home. Survivors include her husband, Merle; daughter, Myrna Skrabal and husband, Bill, Washington; son, Ronald Gross and wife, Loeda, Salina; four grandchildren, nine greatgrandchildren and three greatgreat-grandchildren. A funeral service was Tuesday, June 3, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Linn. Burial was in the church cemetery. A memorial fund has been established to St. Paul Lutheran Church. Contributions may be sent in care of Ward Funeral Home, Washington.

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Mary Lillibridge

Mary E. Lillibridge, 88, Topeka, died Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at Atria Hearthstone. She was born Oct. 7, 1925, in Greenleaf, the daughter of George and Gertrude (Diederich) Hellman. She was a member of Mater Dei Holy Name Catholic Church. She worked in the claims department for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas for 17 years before retiring in 1996. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Agnes L. Hellman and Anna Noyes. She is survived by a sister Marcellene M. Wilson, Topeka. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Monday, June 2 at Mater Dei Holy Name Catholic Church, Topeka. Interment was in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Greenleaf. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Mater Dei Holy Name Catholic Church sent in care of Brennan- Mathena Funeral Home, 800 SW 6th Avenue, Topeka, KS 66603. Fond memories and condolences may be left at www.brennanmathenafh.com.

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Bob Dula

Robert Mason “Bob” Dula, 84, formerly of Barnes, died Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, in Mesquite, Nev. He is survived by his wife, Virginia Cummins Dula, Mesquite, Nev.; daughter, Linda Britton and husband, Larry, Mesquite and Colorado; son, Michael Dula and wife, Gloria, Irvine, Calif.; sister, Betty Jo Kahler, Longmont, Colo.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Wednesday, Jan. 8 at Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 South 14th Street, Lincoln, Neb., with Pastor Kerry O’Bryant offi ciating. Interment was at Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery.
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Larry Alexander

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Dick Woods

Dick Athes Woods, 83, died Friday, May 23, 2014, at his home in Garden City. Survivors include his wife, Donis Huffman; a son, Dick Woods, Columbia, S.C.; daughters, Donna Harsh, Holcomb, and Denise Fenton, Wichita; sisters, Helen Berney and Lucille Zabokrtsky, both of Washington; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were Tuesday, May 27 at the Church of the Nazarene, Garden City. Interment was in the Valley View Cemetery, Garden City, with Military Honors. Price and Sons Funeral  ome, Garden City, was in charge of arrangements.

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