Obituary: Patricia Sue “Patti” Ladd

Patricia Sue “Patti” Ladd, of McPherson, Kansas, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, February 11, 2021. Patti was born in McPherson, Kansas on December 31, 1958, a daughter of Joyce (Duguid) and James Parker. Patti attended McPherson grade schools and graduated from McPherson High School in 1976. She then attended Emporia State University and then went on to Ottawa University where she graduated with her BS degree in education. She later went back to Emporia State University where she received her Master Degree in school counseling. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in McPherson. Patti was

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Obituary: James “Jim” Thomas Sykes

James “Jim” Thomas Sykes, 67, of Galva, KS, passed away on Wednesday, February 10, 2021, at his home in Galva.  He was born January 31, 1954, to Silas Utah and Lucy May (Thomas) Sykes in Martinsville, VA.  He was raised in Eden, NC during his school aged years. He joined the United States Army in 1974.  While stationed in South Korea, he was part of the Honor Guard for President Gerald Ford during an official visit. James was united in marriage to Diana Kaye Cyphers on October 9, 1976.  They made their home in McPherson, Elyria, and Galva.  James worked for CertainTeed for 29 years

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