Atkinson, Madeline K. June 15,1914 - Aug. 9, 2009

TOPEKA-Madeline K. Atkinson, formerly of Overbrook, died August 9, 2009. She was 95. She was born June 15, 1914, at Brookville. Survivors include a daughter, Mary Louise Martel, Topeka; a grandson, Mike Martel and wife, Julie, Larned; a granddaughter, Melinda Dalby and her husband, Rick, Riley; and two great-granddaughters, Lisa and Lauren Martel, Larned. Services were Aug. 12, at Overbrook United Methodist Church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Overbrook Library and sent in care of Greenwood-Roberts Funeral Home, Box 268, Overbrook, KS 66524. (Osage County Herlad-Chronicle, August 20, 2009, submitted by Marcina Wall)

Bongard, Lois Sue WATSON Nov. 1, 1945 - Aug. 17, 2009

TOPEKA - Lois Sue Bongard, Lyndon, died Aug. 17, 2009, at Stormont-Vail Hospital, Topeka. She was 63. She was born Nov. 1, 1945, at Emporia, the daughter of Loris and Susie Buckle Watson. She graduated from Lyndon High School in 1964. She lived most of her life in Lyndon and Osage City. She attended Clark's Business School. She was preceded in death by her father, "Short" Watson in 1997, and a brother, Thomas Watson in 1965. She is survived by two children, Theron Woolery, Topeka, and Teresea McGuire, Lyndon; her mother, Susie Watson, Lyndon; a brother, Robert Watson, Lyndon; and four grandchildren. Services were Aug. 21, 2009, at Feltner Funeral Chapel, Lyndon. Burial will be at Lincoln Cemetery, Lebo, at a later date. (Osage County Herlad-Chronicle, August 20, 2009, submitted by Marcina Wall)

Brown, Irene E. SCHRANT Oct. 4, 1922 - Aug. 17, 2009

VICTORIA - Irene E. Brown, Victoria, died Aug. 17, 2009, at St. John's Health Care Center, Victoria. She was 86. She was born Oct. 4, 1922, at Walker, the daughter of William and Margaret (Hefner) Schrant. She married Alfons A. Brown, Nov. 11, 1950, at Walker. He died March 23, 1996.She was a housekeeper at Fort Hays State University, and cleaned homes in the area. She was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church and St. Ann's Christian Mothers, both of Walker. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; three half-brothers, Ben Thomas, Lawrence Thomas, Edward Schrant; and a brother, Bill Schrant. Survivors include a son, Bob Brown and companion, J. Krase, Moundridge; a daughter, Mary Jo Caudill and husband, Richard, Miller; a brother, Paul Schrant and wife, Alice, Walker; a sister, Stella Sander, Victoria; and three grandchildren, Travis Brown and wife, Erica, Mandy Brown and Cody Caudill. Services were Aug. 21, 2009, at St. Ann's Catholic Church, Walker. Burial followed at St. Ann's Cemetery, Walker. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Ann's Catholic Church, St. John's Health Care Center, Hospice of Hays Medical Center, or Midland Hospice Adult Day Care, and sent in care of Cline's Mortuary of Hays and Victoria, P.O. Box 252, Hays, KS 67601-0252. (Osage County Herlad-Chronicle, August 20, 2009, submitted by Marcina Wall)

Cunningham, Devon Leigh October 2, 1995 - August 18, 2009

Devon Leigh Cunningham, 13, Carbondale, passed away Wed., Aug. 18, 2009. She was born Oct. 2, 1995 in Topeka. Devon fought cystic fibrosis for all her 13 years and did a wonderful job! She conquered living daily life with it. Devon was a student at Overbrook Attendance Center. On Aug. 26, 2004 she received a new liver and was an exceptional success story. She recovered with remarkable speed. Devon received her new lungs on May 1, 2009. She was released to the St. Louis area 17 days after her transplant. She had five short weeks out of the hospital until an acute rejection finally ended her life on earth. Devon loved family, her friends and her dogs. Survivors include her mother, Chastity Cunningham; her dad, Chad Masters; brothers and sisters, Kurstin, Shaylea, T.J., Kayleigh, Caleb and Hubie Slagle; cousins, Hayden, Chaysen, Jacob, Sierra, Josh and Jada; aunts, Chelsie, Michelle, Driesst, Wendy, Jody, Glenda, Tonya and Bobbi Jo Harriss; uncles, Shane, Colby, Paul and Joe; grandparents, Hazel and Sam McAdams, Richard and Debra Cunningham, Sr.; great-grandparents, Ruby and Dean Nelson, Ben McAdams and Imogene Cunningham; and all those whose lives she touched. Devon was preceded in death by her uncle, Richie Cunningham. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be Sat., Aug. 29, at 1 p.m. at Kevin Brennan Family Funeral Home, 2801 SW Urish Rd, Topeka KS 66614. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Dollars for Devon and can be left at the State Bank of Carbondale or with the funeral home. (Osage County Herlad-Chronicle, August 20, 2009, submitted by Marcina Wall)

Jungmann, Arlene L. CHITWOOD Nov. 25, 1919 - Aug. 10, 2009

WALLA WALLA, Wash.-Arlene L. Jungmann, formerly of Carbondale, died Aug. 10, 2009, at her home in Walla Walla, Wash. She was 89. She was born Nov. 25, 1919, at Cashion, Okla., the daughter of Simeon and Mabel Anderson Chitwood. She attended grade school in Oklahoma and later moved to Perry, where she graduated from high school. She married William H. Jungmann, July 6, 1939. He preceded her in death. Shortly after their marriage, the family moved to Carbondale, where they raised their family. In 1962, they moved to Walla Walla. She enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a founding member of the Carbondale Sportsman Club. She was a Girl Scout leader for many years. She was an expert seamstress and enjoyed
working with textiles. She enjoyed music and was able to play several instruments by ear; she also taught friends and family members to play music. Besides her husband, she was also preceded in death by a daughter, Kay. She is survived by a sister, Ardis Watson, Mannford, Okla.; three daughters, Judy Smith, Snohomish, Wash., Vicki Nelson and Connie Jungmann, both of Walla Walla, Wash.; three grandchildren and three great-grandsons. (Osage County Herlad-Chronicle, August 20, 2009, submitted by Marcina Wall)

Leighty, Gloria Mae LACEY March 12, 1941 - Aug. 12, 2009

CASSODAY-James R. Lacey, Melvern, died Aug. 2, 2009, near Cassoday. He was 63. He was born on Aug. 11, 1945, at Melvern, the son of Clarence and Mary Burnett Lacey. He lived all of his life around the Melvern community. He graduated from Melvern High School in 1963. He was a machine operator for the Kansas Gas Service for 38 years until his retirement. He was a member of the United Steelworkers, past member of the Lincoln Township Board and the Methodist church, founding member of the Melvern Jaycees and coached basketball, baseball and football through the Williamsburg Recreation Center. He was active in the Friends of the Trail at Melvern. He married Joyce Starosta, Jan. 11, 1964, at Ottawa. She survives of the home. He was preceded in death by his father and a nephew, Rick McDaniels. Besides his wife, he is survived by three sons, Steve Lacey and wife, Dawn, Leavenworth, Brian Lacey and wife, Susan, Melvern, and Craig Lacey and wife, Trina, Melvern; his mother, Mary Lacey, Waverly; two brothers, Jack Lacey and wife, Joyce, Melvern, and John Lacey and wife, Carolyn, Waverly; four sisters, Phyllis Bitts and husband, Ron, Melvern, Sharon Shaffer and husband, Ralph, Williamsburg, Linda Johnson and husband, Gary, Waverly, and Dawn Bartlett and husband, Ron, Waverly; six grandchildren, Justin, Daniel, Emma, Klayton, Dalton and Michaela; and a sister-in-law, Janice Carter and husband, Allen, St. Joseph, Mo. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Aug. 22, 2009, at Marais des Cygnes Valley High School gymnasium. Burial will follow at Pleasant View Cemetery, east of Melvern. Memorial contributions may be made to the Jim Lacey Memorial Fund and sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Avenue, Lyndon, KS 66451. (Osage County Herlad-Chronicle, August 20, 2009, submitted by Marcina Wall)

Montgomery, James W. -Aug 196, 2009

Montgomery, James W., 87, of Wichita, retired Boeing foreman, passed away Sunday, August 16, 2009. Visitation with family 6:30 - 7:30 Friday, August 21 at Downing and Lahey East Mortuary. Services 10:00 A.M., Saturday, August 22 at SunnysideBaptist Church. Graveside service to follow at 3:00 P.M. Burlingame Cemetery, Burlingame, KS. Preceded in death by parents, Watson and Esther Montgomery, brother, Rolla, sisters, Jean Satzler and Julia Satzler, granddaughter, Amie Kristine Montgomery. Survivors: wife, Dorothy; children, James Watson Montgomery, Jr. (Jean Anne) of Anchorage, AK, Marilyn Sue Montgomery-Chellette (Gene) of Streetman, TX, Robert Thomas Montgomery (Dawn) of Arkansas City, KS and John Charles Montgomery (Jessica) of Wichita, KS; sisters, Annabelle Curry of Salisbury, MD and Georgia Widau of Burlingame, KS; 9 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Memorials have been established with Sunnyside Baptist Church, 2618 E. Morris, Wichita, KS 67211. WSU Foundation, c/o Amie Montgomery Student Ambassador Society Scholarship, 1845 Fairmont, Wichita, KS 67260 and Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, 313 S. Market, Wichita, KS 67202. (Osage County Herlad-Chronicle, August 20, 2009, submitted by Marcina Wall)

Sergeant, Vernon K. Oct. 22, 1927 - Aug. 24, 2009

TOPEKA - Vernon K. "Sarge" Sergeant, Lebo, died Aug. 24, 2009, at Stormont-Vail Hospital, Topeka. He was 81. He was born Oct. 22, 1927, at Lebo, the son of Charles C. and Virgie Shaffer Sergeant. He graduated from Lebo High School in 1945. He served in the United States Army. He received a bachelor of science degree in education from Kansas State Teachers College, Emporia. He taught and coached at Lamont and Lebo high schools. In the late 1950s, he returned to the family farm and worked with his brother, Odean. He served on Lebo City Council, Lincoln Township Board, U.S.D. No. 243 Board of Education, Coffey County Fair Board, R.C.D. and as Coffey County Commissioner. He was a member of Lebo United Methodist Church and church board and Lebo American Legion and Lebo Masonic Lodge No. 152 AF&AM. He was preceded in death by five sisters, Colene DeFalla, Leta Spielman, Edith Evans, Carma Jean Young, and Lennis Laird; and three brothers, Howard, Elvin and Ralph Sergeant. He is survived by his wife, Betty, of the home; a daughter, Gretta Hug and husband, Ed, Carbondale; a son, Curt Sergeant and wife, Karen, Lebo; five grandchildren, Lincoln Babler, Dayna Babler, Kyle Hug, Kelsey Hug and Sarah Sergeant; a sister, Gladys Newkirk McAllister, Emporia, and a brother, Odean Sergeant, Lebo. Services were to be 10 a.m. Aug. 27 at Lebo United Methodist Church. Burial was to follow at Lincoln Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sergeant Memorial Scholarship Fund and sent in care of Jones VanArsdale Funeral Home, 107 W. Sixth, Lebo, KS 66856. (Osage County Herlad-Chronicle, August 27, 2009, submitted by Marcina Wall)

Short. Eric Scot Aug. 24, 1983-July 27, 2009

TOPEKA-Eric Scot Short died July 27, 2009, at Topeka. He was 25. He was born Aug. 24, 1983, at High Point, N.C., the son of Thomas C. Short and Gail Willis Short. He was a graduate of Trinity (N.C.) Senior High School, and was an Eagle Scout. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving several tours of duty in Iraq. Following his military duty, he was employed by Davis-Martin-Powell and Associates. He was preceded in death by his father. He was survived by his mother, Gail Short, of Trinity, as daughter, Jessie Short, Osage City, two sisters, Catherine Short, Greenville, S.C., and Ashley Short, Trinity, N.C.; two brothers, Anthony Short and wife Susan, Thomasville, N.C., and Travis Short, Trinity and his grandmother, Nancy Willis, Jamestown, N.C. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's or the Juvenile Diabetes Associations. (Osage County Herlad-Chronicle, August 20, 2009, submitted by Marcina Wall)

Waetzig, Florence Marie REMINGTON Dec. 22, 1914-Aug. 8, 2009

LAWRENCE-Florence Marie Remington Waetzig died Aug. 8, 2009, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. She was 94. She was born Dec. 22, 1914, the daughter of Noble and Esther Remington. She lived in the Carbondale area until moving to Pioneer Ridge Assisted Living in Lawrence. She was preceded in death by an infant son, Gary Dean Waetzig; her husband, Marion A. Waetzig; two brothers, Marvin and Raymond Remington; and three sisters, Idell Piper, Pearl Moore and Lucille Addington. Survivors include two daughters, Billie Jean Crow, Topeka, and Wanda Bilsing and husband, Sam, Lawrence; and four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and sisters, Helen Boaz, Jean Gish, Erma Trowbridge and Hazel Mae Owens; and brothers, Bob Remington and wife, Viola, and Don Remington and wife, Anita. She was cremated. Burial will be at a later date in the Carbondale Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. Piper Funeral Home, St. Marys, in charge of arrangements. (Osage County Herlad-Chronicle, August 20, 2009, submitted by Marcina Wall)

Ward, Kerensa Kaye April 26, 1993- Aug. 11, 2009

LYNDON- Kerensa Kaye Ward, Vassar, died Aug. 11, 2009, near Lyndon. She was 16. She was born April 26, 1993, in Bullhead City, Ariz., the daughter of James "Rock" Sosebee and Carol Sue Ward. She lived around Lyndon for more than 10 years and was to be a sophomore at Lyndon High School this year. She was a member of Girl Scouts for eight years and dance class for six years. She is survived by her parents; a brother, James Lee Sosebee, Rensselaer Falls, N.Y.; and maternal grandmother, Loukie Ward, Iron Station, N.C.; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Memorial services were Aug. 15, 2009, at Mt. Pleasant Community Church. Memorial contributions may be may to the Kerensa Ward Memorial Fund and sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451. (Osage County Herlad-Chronicle, August 20, 2009, submitted by Marcina Wall)

Westphal, Dalton Lee July 3, 1993 - Aug. 22, 2009

CARBONDALE - Dalton Lee Westphal died Aug. 22, 2009. He was 16. He was born July 3, 1993, the son of Darryl and Paula Westphal. He was a student at Shawnee Heights High School, Survivors include his parents; a sister, Shawna Westphal, Carbondale; grandparents, Don and Vi Westphal, Eldridge, Iowa, and Fred and Susan Marshall, Overbrook; and a great-grandmother, Doris Marshall, Overbrook. Services will be 2 p.m. Aug. 27 at the Shawnee Heights United Methodist Church, Topeka. Memorial contributions may be made to the Dalton Westphal Memorial Fund to be designated at a later date and sent in care of Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, 730 Western Heights Drive, Overbrook, KS 66524. (Osage County Herlad-Chronicle, August 27, 2009, submitted by Marcina Wall)

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