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A Mass of Christian Burial for Iris E. Sanders, 94, of Junction City will be held at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, February 4, 2023 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Junction City. Father Sam Etim will officiate. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Junction City. Iris passed…

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Raeford W. Lewis, 80, of Manhattan, Kansas passed away Sunday morning, January 22, 2023, at the Via Christi Village.

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Carolyn Huber Pulford, 84, of Manhattan Kansas, passed away Thursday, January 19th at Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan.

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Alvin R. Ferguson of Junction City, Kansas, passed away on January 16, 2023. Al is survived by his loving wife of sixty-two (62) years, Julia Maule Ferguson, who resides in the home. Al is survived by a daughter Jill Ferguson of Santa Monica, CA, and of the last couple years residing in Junc…

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Venice Facklam, 89, Topeka, Kansas, passed away Thursday, January 12, 2023. Venice was born February 10, 1933, in El Dorado, Kansas, the only daughter of Orville and Janie Clarkson Bellman. At the age of 17, Venice and Harold Facklam, a schoolteacher, were united in marriage on October 8, 19…

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Diana L. Gauntt, 75, of Atchison, Kansas, passed away on January 8, 2023. A celebration of life service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church in Junction City on January 21 st at 11:00am. Memorial contributions are suggested to be made to Geary County 4-H, 119 E 9 th St, Junction Cit…

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Donald C. Bush of Emporia, Kansas went to be with his wife Norma on their 73rd wedding anniversary on Friday, January 13, 2023 at Emporia Place in Emporia. He was 94.

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Norma M. Ford, 80, of Junction City, Kansas, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 30, 2022. Visitation will be held on Friday, January 20, 2023, at Johnson Funeral Home at 12:30 p.m. Following visitation, a graveside will be held at 2:00 p.m. at Kansas Veterans’ Cemetery at Fort Riley.

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Donna Evelyn (Bleily) May passed away suddenly Monday, January 9, 2023, as a result of an automobile accident. She and her beloved husband were returning to their home in Milford, Kansas, after fulfilling her lifelong dream of visiting Ireland. A visitation will be on Thursday, January 19, 2…

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Mary Lou Crites, 95, of Junction City, Kansas, passed away on Friday, January 6, 2023, surrounded by her family at her home. A funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. Friday, January 27, 2023, at First United Methodist Church with Pastor Dirk Weiss officiating. Burial will follow the fune…

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Wayne A. Jaecke, 89 of Junction City, Kansas, passed away on Friday, January 6, 2023, at Stormont Vail Hospital in Topeka, after a brief battle with cancer. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 18, 2023, at Johnson Funeral Home from 5:00 p.m. — 7:00 p.m. A funeral service will be …

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Joseph “Joe” G. Vansciver, III, 66, Junction City, formerly of New Jersey, died Tuesday, January 10th. He was the father of Erica (Paul) Alfaro of Junction City. There will be no services at this time. Inurnment at a later date in New Jersey. Carlson’s Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home, Manhattan.

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Carson Everett Simon, age 18, died January 6, 2023. He was born April 5, 2004, to Patrick and Lindsay (Christian) Simon, in Manhattan, Kansas. Carson was raised in the Wakefield community. He loved hunting, fishing and just being outdoors. Carson loved talking sports with his dad and was an …

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Hildegunde M. “Hilde” Folwell, 90, of Junction City, Kansas, passed away on Tuesday, January 3, 2023. Following cremation, a private ceremony will be planned at a future date. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to St. Xavier Catholic Church, 281 N. Washington Street, Junction Cit…

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Kathleen Louise Headley, 79, passed away on Thursday, November 3, 2022, in Junction City, Kansas. Cremation has taken place. Kathleen was born in Niagara Falls, New York on July 5, 1943 to George and Mary Louise Perdue. She graduated from Falconer, High School in Falconer, New York. She bega…

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Edward Seaton, who died late Monday night, Dec. 26, at age 79, wouldn’t have wanted to bury the lede. He was, first and foremost, a man who wanted all the facts, wanted them unvarnished; he wanted to face the tough problems head-on, believing in his core that there was always a solution if y…

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William Otto Straus, 96, of Junction City, Kansas, passed away on Wednesday, December 28, 2022. A visitation was held on Friday, December 30, 2022. A funeral ceremony was held on Saturday, December 31, 2022, at Immanuel Lutheran Church. Burial took place at Highland Cemetery.

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Willard “Dug” Elmer Dugger, 94, of Junction City, KS passed away December 24, 2022 in Junction City.

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Sonja Marie (Blackwood) Risetter, age 74, of Junction City, Kansas, passed away in her home with her loving husband and children by her side. She was born in Concordia, Kansas on May 27, 1948 to Dean and Madeleine (Kegle) Blackwood.

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Dr. Marjorie J. Ward (Judy), 76, formerly of Junction City, KS, passed away peacefully on December 7, 2022 in Nashville, AR. A Celebration of Life will be held at the First Christian Church, 1429 St. Marys Rd, Junction City, KS 66441, on December 30, 2022 at 3:00pm. The family requests that …

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Edwin L. Bowers, CW3, U.S. Army (Ret) 90, of Junction City, Kansas passed away on Thursday, December 8, 2022 at Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan, Kansas. A visitation was held Tuesday, December 13, 2022 at Johnson Funeral Home.

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Shelly Kay Witt, age 49, of Junction City, Kansas, passed away on Monday, December 12, 2022, in the care of Good Shepherd Homecare and Hospice in Manhattan, Kansas.

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Carol A. Schrader, 63, passed away unexpectedly December 6, 2022, at Abilene Memorial Hospital. She was born January 14, 1959 in Junction City, KS, the daughter of William G. and Faye Ione (Pearson) Matthews.

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Ardis Peterson, 73, of Junction City, Kansas, passed away on November 18, 2022 in Lawton, Oklahoma.

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Helen L. Bauer, 79, of Junction City, passed away on Friday, November 25, 2022. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 7, 2022, at Johnson Funeral Home from 5:00 — 7:00 p.m. A graveside service will be held at Kansas Veterans’ Cemetery on Thursday, December 8, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. M…

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Marilyn “Lynn” Wickstrom died peacefully in her Boulder home on November 21, 2022 not long after celebrating her 90th birthday. On many occasions when someone would ask her how she was doing, she would grin and say, “I’m in good shape for the shape I’m in.”

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Ramona Lee Schierbaum Printz-Smith, 93, passed away on Monday, November 21, 2022, at her home. Cremation will take place. A visitation will be held at Johnson Funeral Home on Friday, December 02, 2022, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. A memorial service will be held at First Presbyterian Church on Sat…

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Marion Lee Foster Jacques, age 92, passed away November 4, 2022 in Overland Park, Kansas. A Celebration of Life will be held for Lee on Saturday, December 10, 2022 from 11am to 3pm at the Gramercy Park Clubhouse in Overland Park, Kansas. To read the full obituary or leave a message for the f…

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Larry Francis Devane, age 76, of Mustang, Oklahoma passed away on Wednesday, November 16, 2022.

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Charles M. Avery, 82, of Shell Knob, Missouri, passed away on Friday, November 4, 2022 at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri. A graveside service was conducted on Saturday, November 12, 2022 at Highland Cemetery. The United States Air Force provided military honors.

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Beloved mother and grandmother, Betty Jean McCullough, 95, of Leesburg, Florida, died November 3, 2022 in Leesburg. She was born October 7, 1927 in Junction City, Kansas, the daughter of Harlan and Lillian Bragg. She graduated from Junction City high school and Emporia School of Nursing. She…

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Lee R. Mills of Abilene, age 96 years, passed away on November 8, 2022, at Stormont Vail, Topeka, KS.

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Maxine Kern Miller, formerly of Junction City, passed away on October 23, 2022, at the age of 102. She was born at home in Junction City, the daughter of Nellie and Clinton Kern, and sister of Kenneth, Russell, and Carol Kern. She graduated from St. Xaviers High School in 1938. She was senio…

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Kathleen A. Nemeth, 79, of Manhattan, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on Monday, November 7, 2022. A graveside service with military honors will be held on at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, November 18, 2022 at Kansas Veterans’ Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Good Shepher…

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Gary Wayne Miller, 79, of Fort Mill, SC, passed into eternal rest on August 31. 2022 after a long battle with cancer. Preceding him in death were his parents Dale and Evelyn Miller, long time residents of Geary County. He is survived by his wife Lois, four children, Gary, Troy, Farrah, Trent…

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Frances Darlene Moritz, resident of Chapman, Kansas, passed away on October 24, 2022 at the age of 90.

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CHARLINE JOAN BAPTISTA, 77, was born May 24, 1945, in Winfield, KS, the daughter of Raleigh and Eulalia (Wallace) Greer. Joan passed away October 16, 2022, at the home of her daughter, surrounded by family. Joan was raised and educated in Winfield, graduating from Winfield High School in 196…

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Barbara Elaine Page Cross, 78, of Castle Pines, Colorado passed away peacefully on September 28, 2022, with her family by her side. She was born to the late Henry “Dale” and Mildred Page on June 26, 1944, in Junction City, Kansas. Barbara graduated from Junction City High School in 1962. Bar…

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Wakefield, Kansas – Mildred Almetta Fehlman, age 96, died October 10, 2022, at the Chapman Valley Manor, Chapman, KS. She was born October 24, 1925, to Albert and Selma (Sylvester) Nitsche in Riley, KS. Mildred spent her childhood in the Riley area. She graduated from Riley High School in 19…

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Eldon Lorein Hoover was born on April 26, 1929 and passed away October 1, 2022 at Ascension Via Christi Village in Manhattan, Kansas. Eldon was the eighth of nine children born to David Breckbill Hoover and Susan Page Hoover on the family farm in rural Detroit, Kansas northeast of Abilene, K…

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Sumiko Mitsui was born on March 20, 1926 in Harbin, Manchukuo (now Manchuria, China) to Jitsuo and Jitsue Mitsui. Due to a typographical error, her legal birthdate was recorded as March 2 and for more than 50 years that is when she celebrated it. But in her 50s she decided that a birthdate o…

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Sharon K. (Karmann) Kitchens, 80, of Bonner Springs (lifetime Dickinson/Geary County resident), passed away on Wednesday, September 21, 2022, from an aggressive battle with AML (Acute Myeloid Leukemia). Visitation will be held at Johnson Funeral Home on Thursday, October 6, 2022, from 5:00 p…

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William G Kramer, 76, of Topeka, passed away on September 13, 2022 at his home, surrounded by his family.

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Randall Robert “Randy” Chaffee, 71, Junction City, died Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at Overland Park Regional Medical Center.

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Margaret “Colleen” Hollingsworth, 93, a resident of Blue Springs, MO passed away Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at Ignite Medical Resort St. Mary’s in Blue Springs. On July 11th, 1929 in Pittsburg, Kansas, Lloyd and Lois Ausemus welcomes their stunning baby girl into the world, who they named…

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Linda Irby, 59, of Ogden, formerly of Junction City and Manhattan, passed away Thursday morning, September 8th, at Research Medical Center, Kansas City, MO. To send email condolences to the family go to the funeral home website.

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James C. Dean, 90, of Junction City passed away September 6, 2022 at Valley View Nursing Home after a period of declining health.