June 24, 2024

Obituaries

Roy McCulley

Roy McCulley, age 77, of Pleasanton, Kansas passed away at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri on June 23, 2024.  Roy was born the son of Oscar Alvin and Clara D. Culbertson McCulley on November 27, 1946 in Pleasanton, Kansas.  Roy was a jack of all trades kind of guy, he spent approximately twenty years touring with carnivals and circuses, and was also a mechanic working mostly on automobiles.  He was preceded in death by his parents and a

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James (Jim) L Mooney

James L. Mooney, age 65 died June 20, 2024 at his home in La Cygne, Kansas.  Jim was born on November 16, 1958 in Independence, Missouri to Bobby and Barbara (Spendal) Mooney.  Jim grew up in La Cygne graduating from Prairie View High School in 1977.  In 1979, Jim went to Kansas Horseshoeing School in Girard, Kansas where he received his diploma.  He did horseshoeing for a few years as a business and then for himself and friends and family.

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Edwin Eugene Walker

Edwin Eugene Walker age 73 of Kansas City, Kansas passed away on June 17th surrounded by loving family at home. Edwin was born on April 6, 1951, in Glendale California to Orville and Margie Arnold Walker. On February 14, 1996, he was united in marriage to Shirley Ross. Edwin worked as a forklift driver for a warehouse in Kansas City for many years before retiring. His hobbies were watching pro wrestling and westerns. Survivors are his wife Shirley of the home,

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Mary Alexandria McMahon

Mary Alexandria McMahon, 104, of Ottawa, Kansas, passed away Tuesday, June 18, 2024, at AdventHealth Ottawa, Ottawa, Kansas. Graveside service will be held 2:00pm, Saturday, July 13, 2024, at Bellevue Cemetery, Larimore, North Dakota. Inurnment Bellevue Cemetery, Larimore, North Dakota. Mary was born Wednesday, May 12, 1920, in Bemidji, Minnesota, the daughter of Telesphore and Marie Elizabeth (L’Allier) Martin. She lived in Ottawa, Kansas for the last five years moving there from Park Rapids, M…

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Joe Betzen

Joseph Anthony “Joe” Betzen died June 17, 2024, in Iola, after a brief hospital stay. His final days were spent at Medicalodges Nursing Home where his wife JoAnne is a resident. She was holding his hand when he died. He was 88 years old. Joe was born July 5, 1935, in Scott City, Kansas, to William and Anna (Koetting) Betzen. When he was 9 years old, the family moved from his boyhood home at Marienthal to a farm in West

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Nila Marie Olmstead

Nila Marie (Yokum) Olmstead, 79, of Baldwin City, KS died Wednesday, June 12, 2024 at Olathe Medical Center in Olathe, Kansas. She was born September 28, 1944 in Ottawa, KS the daughter of Winston Churchill Yokum and Mary Grace (Brown) Yokum.  She graduated from Ottawa High School with the class of 1962.  On December 7, 1963, Nila was united in marriage to Gary Olmstead.  They later divorced. Nila worked as a manager of K-Mart until her retirement in 1992.  After

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Ralph “Pops” W. Anderson

Ralph W. “Pops” Anderson, Jr., 79, of Ottawa, KS died Wednesday, May 29, 2024 at AdventHealth Hospital in Ottawa, Kansas.He was born July 6, 1944 in Kansas City, Kansas the son of Ralph W. Anderson, Sr. and Mary (Bauer) Anderson.  He grew up in De Soto, Kansas and graduated from De Soto High School with the class of 1962.  On June 1, 1970, Pops was united in marriage to Margaret Doreen Beatty.  They enjoyed 48 years of loving marriage together

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Lora Marie White

Lora Marie White, 75, of Ottawa, Kansas, passed away Wednesday, May 22, 2024 at Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Overland Park, Kansas. Memorial Graveside Service will be held 10:00am, Saturday, June 29, 2024, at Highland Cemetery, Ottawa, Kansas. Lora was born Saturday, June 26, 1948, in Hillsdale, Kansas, the daughter of Wilbur and Nadine (Barkley) White. She lived in Denver, Colorado for several years along with Point of Rocks, Maryland and Holly Springs North Carolina, before moving to…

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