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Patsy Colleen Moyer, age 89, died on Saturday, March 31 at Geary Community Hospital. She had been a resident of Valley View Senior Care Center since November 2013. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 7, at 10:30 a.m. at Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home, 203 N. Washington Street in J…

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Ruby Virgina Stevens, age 85, died March 29, 2018 in Topeka. She was born in Tuskegee, Alabama on May 8, 1932 to Napoleon and Callie Williams. She graduated from Richmond Senior High School in Richmond, Ind., in 1950, and was married to Thee Stevens in Richmond in 1952.

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Frederick T. “Ted” Burnett, Jr., 97, of Goddard, formerly of Junction City, died Sunday, March 18, 2018 at Dove Estates in Goddard. Ted was born July 9, 1920 in Junction City, the son of Frederick T. Burnett, Sr. and Minnie (Hudson) Burnett. Until recent years and his military service, Ted w…

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Mary Jeanne (Jones) Stavish, 75, of Novato, Calif., passed away Sept. 22, 2017 after a brief illness. Cremation has taken place and inurnment will take place at a later time. 

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Richiko Laster, known as “Cookie”, 89, of Junction City, died Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at Geary Community Hospital. Richiko was born Dec. 15, 1928 in Tochigi-ken, Japan.  

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LaVina Marie Keating passed away Tuesday, March 6, 2018, in Manhattan at the age of 80. LaVina was born in Liberal, Jan. 13, 1938, to Ernest and Opal Kidd. The family moved to Junction City where she attended Washington Elementary, Junction City Middle School, and Junction City High School.

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Leon L. Johnson, 90, of Junction City, passed away on Feb. 17 at Valley View Senior Life Center.

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Lola R. Steffens, 82, of Junction City, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 at Salina Regional Health Center. A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, at the Kansas Veterans’ Cemetery. Pastor David Meier will officiate. Memorial contributions are suggested to be given t…

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Dana (Reed) Hayes, 64, of Wakefield, died Feb. 3, 2018 at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan. She was born June 28, 1953 in Clay Center to Clayton and Betty (Phelps) Reed of Oak Hill. She attended grade school in Oak Hill and high school in Longford and Clay Center.

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Genevieve Ann Junghans, 100, of Junction City, died Jan. 30, 2018 at Geary Community Hospital. Genevieve was born Oct. 16, 1917 at Bala, the daughter of Harrison (Tom) and Bernice N. (Thomas) Woodbury. She graduated from Milford High School and in 1939 completed her Registered Nursing degree…

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Harvey Duane Elsasser, age 82, of rural Chapman, passed away on Jan. 31, 2018.

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Lester Lavern “Les” Elliott, 87, of Manhattan passed away on Jan. 27, 2018 at Good Shepherd Hospice House. Services to be announced at a later date. Memorials are suggested to the Good Shepherd Hospice House, 3801 Vanesta Drive, Manhattan, KS 66503 or the American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org).

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Donna Lee Bowers, 86, of Junction City, died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018 at Stormont-Vail Hospital in Topeka. Donna was born Dec. 20, 1931 at Fairview, the daughter of Charles and Maude (Mink) Burnett. She attended schools in Hiawatha and graduated from Hiawatha High School in the Class of 1948. S…

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Command Sergeant Major (Retired) Adams B. Robbins Sr. 91 of Junction City, died Saturday Jan. 20, 2018 at Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. Adams B. Robbins was born July 1, 1926 in Live Oak, Texas to Marcus and Lucille (Bouldin) Robbins.

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Janice Darlene “Dar” Robertson age 78, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018 at Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. “Dar” was born March 3, 1939 in Kansas City, Mo., to Marion T. and Irma E. Wallace.

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Nicholas “Nick” Gregory Fisher, 37, of Junction City, died Jan. 13, 2018. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday at Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home, 203 N. Washington St. Graveside services with full military honors will be at 2 p.m., Monday at the Kansas Veterans’ Cemetery, Manhattan. …

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Pierina J. Zeiger, 95, of Junction City, died Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 at Valley View Senior Life. Pierina was born Dec. 5, 1922 in Morano Sul Po, Italy, the daughter of Giovanni and Josephine (Frankino) Vanni.    

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Bruce V. Collins, age 83, of Junction City, Kansas passed away on December 29, 2017 at Valley View Senior Life Center in Junction City, Kansas.

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Verta M. Riniker, age 93 of Manhattan, passed away Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018 at the Lyle House at Meadowlark Hills.

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Penny Jo Hauserman, 73, of Junction City, passed away on Saturday, December 30, at Geary Community Hospital. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place 10:30 a.m. Friday. January 5, at St. Xavier Catholic Church with Fr. Kyle Berens officiating. A visitation will be held 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday…

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Stephany Lynn Walker, 73, of Milford, passed away Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017 at Geary Community Hospital in Junction City. Stephany was born April 3, 1944 in Junction City, the daughter of Lester F. and Vera L.(Schultz) York. Stephany grew up in Junction City and attended Junction City Schools, g…

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Shirley Jean Ehm, 77, of Manhattan, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 31. Shirley was a beloved wife, mother, and grandmother. 

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Yasuko “Jeannie” O’Neal, 79, of Junction City, died Dec. 24, 2017 at Geary Community Hospital. Jeannie was born in Japan, the daughter of Hedji Harada and Yoshiko Kijima. Jeannie did all of her schooling in Japan.

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Jerrald E. Smith, age 77, passed away Dec. 8 2017 at Good Shepherd Hospice House, Manhattan. Jerry was born in Kansas City, Mo April 30, 1940 to Ralph and Flora (Murrison) Smith.

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Louisa T. “Lou” Nelson, 68, of Junction City, passed away Dec. 18, 2017, at Stormont-Vail Healthcare in Topeka. A funeral service will be 9 a.m. Dec. 29 at the Penwell-Gabel Funeral Chapel in Junction City. A graveside service will follow the funeral service at 11 a.m. at Kansas Veterans’ Ce…

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Virgilio Zenon Wright, 62, of Rockledge, Fla. and formerly of Junction City, passed away in New Orleans, La., Dec. 5, 2017.

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Morris “Mo” Greenwood, 80, of Milford died at Good Shepherd Hospice House, Manhattan, Dec. 10 2017. His wake will be Friday at 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at St. Xavier Catholic Church. A vigil service will take place at 6:40 p.m. with Fr. Gale Hammerschmidt presiding and Judy Rosa will lead the Rosary…

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Dean Edward Hampton, 73, passed Nov. 23, 2017, in Hospice in Kansas City. Dean had been in poor health for a number of years and COPD final stage was the cause of his death.

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William A. Gustafson, 95, of Junction City, KS, passed away Dec. 9 at Valley View Senior Life Center in Junction City. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Xavier Catholic Church with Fr. Kyle Berens officiating. The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Wedn…

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Rex Swim, 89, San Diego, died Dec. 2, 2017 peacefully in his sleep. Rex was born on July 3, 1928 in Marshfield, Wisc. to James and Henrietta Swim. He graduated from Marysville High School in 1946 and enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corp. He married Mary Biberstein on Sept. 3, 1949 in Perry. He…

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Nancy J. Asche, 78, of Junction City, passed away Nov. 23, 2017 at Menorah Medical Center in Overland Park. A funeral service will be 11 a.m. Dec. 8 at the First Christian Church. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Pastor B.J. Solander will officiate. Buri…

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Viviano Chincarini Rodriguez, a San Antonio native, was a realtor, Master Mason, member of the Alzafar Shrine, Antioch Shrine of Dayton, Ohio, Director of the San Antonio Tea Party, former board member of the Genealogy Society of Texas and a commercial pilot. Passed away after battling ALS f…

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Thula Roberts, 96, of Junction City, died Nov. 24, 2017 at her home in Junction City. Thula was born Nov. 4, 1921 in Wharton, Texas the daughter of Willie L. and Bessie (Paul) Brown. Thula grew up in Wharton and attended Wharton schools.

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Virginia Iola Cynova, 89, of Junction City passed away Nov. 22, 2017 at Valley View Senior Life Center. Visitation will be held Nov. 26 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home, 203 N. Washington St., Junction City.

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Ernest (Ernie) Wofford, passed over to his spiritual world on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23, 2017 at his residence north of Abilene.

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Verna M. Meyer, 76, of Junction City, died Nov. 9, 2017 at Via Christi Regional Health Center in Manhattan. Verna was born Feb. 22, 1941 in Junction City, the daughter of Loyal and Pauline (Moody) Belin. 

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Margaret Gfeller Boyer, 90, of Junction City passed away Nov. 8 in her home in Destin, Florida.  Cremation burial will take place at the Highland Cemetery in Junction City.  Mrs. Boyer was born Feb. 12, 1927 in Junction City to Irvin and Gladys Gfeller. She had one sister, Virginia Lee Glass…

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Barbara A. Booth, 69, of Manhattan passed away on Nov. 6, 2017 at Good Shepherd Hospice House. Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will be held at the Church of Christ, 2510 Dickens Ave., Manhattan, Nov. 12 at 1:30 p.m. A private family increment will take place at a later da…