Obituary: Joshua Clayton Wilkinson

Joshua Clayton Wilkinson, 37, of Kansas City, KS and formerly of McPherson, KS, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 27, 2020, surrounded by family at Saint Luke’s Hospice House, Kansas City, MO.  Joshua was born on June 13, 1982, in Jacksonville, FL, the son of Angela C. (Luke) Wilkinson and David C. Wilkinson, Jr.  He graduated from McPherson High School in 2003. Survivors include: his loving parents, Angela & Stacy Lees of Kansas City, MO and Gary, Jr. & Bobbie Clifton of Wichita, KS; grandparents, Gary, Sr. & Cher Clifton of McPherson, KS and Anna & George Piner of Jacksonville, FL;

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Obituary: Walker A. Davis

Walker A. Davis, age 72, of Inman, Kansas, passed away peacefully January 19, 2020.  After years of battling Parkinson’s disease against his body and mind, he has beat it by transcending to a higher plane where he can finally be at peace. Walker was a loving son, brother, uncle, father, husband, mentor, veteran, and friend. Walker was born June 25, 1947, to Helen and Walker Davis.  He enjoyed time spent with his family and meeting new friends. He is preceded by his father, Walker Davis, Sr., mother, Helen Ragusi, step-father, Arthur Ragusi, and brother, Ronald Davis. Walker received a degree in Cultural

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Obituary: Rutha (Hunter, Spinden) Teter

Rutha (Hunter, Spinden) Teter, age 79, formerly of El Dorado, KS, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 26, 2020, in McPherson, KS due to complications associated with a long battle with Coronary Artery Disease.  Rutha, affectionately known a “Granny”, will forever be remembered as a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, friend, and neighbor. Rutha was born Rutha Hunter on August 25, 1940, to Lemeul LeeRoy Hunter and Rutha Florence (Howard) Hunter in a small cabin in Fairland, OK, a rural community on the north side of The Grand Lake of the Cherokee.  Rutha’s twin brother, Robert (Bob), was born first,

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Obituary: Ruth J. Brandt

Ruth J. Brandt, 75, of McPherson, KS passed away peacefully on Friday, January 24, 2020, surrounded by family at McPherson Hospital.  Ruth was born on August 27, 1944, in Ottumwa, Iowa. She was the daughter of John and Cora McCall and was the youngest of five children. Ruth attended Central College in McPherson, Kansas where she met the love of her life, Eugene Brandt. She graduated from Central College in the summer of 1964, and they were married on July 5. They were blessed with three daughters, Anita, Debbie and Jeanne. They celebrated their 55th anniversary this last summer. Ruth

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Obituary: William “Bill” Wayne Snyder

William “Bill” Wayne Snyder, 71, of McPherson, KS and formerly of Buhler, KS, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 24, 2020, at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita. Bill owned and operated Seams Unlimited, a custom embroidery business. Bill was born on April 30, 1948, in Hutchinson, KS, the son of Charles E. and Marian Louise (Teter) Snyder.  He graduated from Buhler High School in 1966.  On March 3, 1967, Bill was united in marriage to Sharon Elaine Smith in Hutchinson, KS. He was a member of Light Capitol Kiwanis Club, Mid State Car Club of Hutchinson, and Wheat State Road Riders.  He attended Countryside

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Obituary: Kevin P. Gordley

Kevin P. Gordley, 58, of Pratt, KS and formerly of McPherson, KS, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family members, on Saturday, January 25, 2020, at The Cedars, McPherson.  He was employed in the oil industry for Halliburton Services and most recently was an area manager for Basic Energy in Pratt. Kevin was born on November 2, 1961, in Great Bend, KS, the son of Dennis and Shirley Gordley.  Kevin attended school in Great Bend, Ness City, and graduated from McPherson High School in 1980.  He received an associate’s degree from Barton County Community College. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was an avid

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Obituary: Dr. Reverend Robert (Bob) W. Dell

Dr. Reverend Robert (Bob) W. Dell went to be with God two days after his 81st birthday, early afternoon on January 16, 2020. He was surrounded by his wife and children and other loved ones. Bob will be remembered by all as a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.  He was a gentle servant of the Lord and shared his gifts with many throughout his years as teacher and pastor. Bob was born January 14, 1939, to Samuel Milton (S.M.) and Miriam Dell and raised in McPherson, KS. Bob’s parents both worked at McPherson College for a combined 83

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Obituary: Berniece Krause

Berniece Krause, 99, of McPherson, KS, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 18, 2020, surrounded by her loving family at The Cedars, McPherson. Berniece was born on March 23, 1920, in Hartville, MO, the only child of Guy and Ora (Campbell) Sellers.  She graduated from Hartville High School.  Berniece was united in marriage to Elmo Edison Krause on May 2, 1942, in Hartville.  This union was blessed with five children, Ronald, Roger, Robert, Randal, and Renee’.  Elmo preceded her in death on July 29, 1970. Early in married life, Berniece and Elmo co-owned and operated a diner.  She was a homemaker and became a Certified

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