Raymond Eugene Mabon

Died – Sept. 30, 2019

TOPEKA — Raymond Eugene Mabon died Sept. 30, 2019. He was 86.

He is survived by a daughter, Brenda Grimmett and husband, Cecil, Carbondale; a son, David Mabon, Topeka; a stepbrother, Mike Pfannenstiel, Auburn; two grandsons; and seven great-grandchildren.

Cremation has taken place and a celebration of life will take place at a later date.

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Nolan Duane Ogleby

June 5, 1922 – Sept. 23, 2019

TOPEKA — Nolan Duane Ogleby, Allen, died Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, at Midland Hospice Care, Topeka. He was 97.

He was born June 5, 1922, at Allen, the son of Clifford Earl and Zadie Fredricka Shafer Ogleby. He lived the majority of his life in the Allen and Admire area.

He graduated from Admire High School in 1939. He proudly served in the Merchant Marines during the Battle of Normandy.

He married Virginia L. Grecian June 13, 1943. She preceded him in death on Nov. 20, 1993.

Max C. Brecheisen

May 11, 1929 – Sept. 22, 2019

MANHATTAN — Max C. Brecheisen died Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, at Wroten House, Manhattan. He was 90.

He was born May 11, 1929. He grew up in Melvern, where he attended school and worked many jobs for his father. He graduated from Melvern High School in 1947.

He married Jean Vinton in 1949. They were together for 69 years.

John W. "Jack" Droege Jr.,

Oct. 11, 1942 – Sept. 24, 2019

AUBURN — John W. "Jack" Droege Jr., 76, Scranton, died Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, at Homestead of Auburn. He was 76.

He was born Oct. 11, 1942, at Topeka, the son of John William and Madge Pauline Phillips Droege. He graduated from Burlingame High School in 1960.

He married Linda L. Wagoner, Feb. 27, 1965. She preceded him in death on Sept. 5, 1994. He later married Norma Ruth Calcote, Oct. 3, 1998. She survives of the home.

Nolan Duane Ogleby

Died – Sept. 23, 2019

TOPEKA — Nolan Duane Ogleby, Allen, died Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, at Midland Hospice Care, Topeka. He was 97.

Funeral service will be 10 a.m., Monday, Sept. 30, at VanArsdale Funeral Chapel, Osage City. Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019 at the funeral home.

Condolences may be expressed at Vanarsdalefs.com.

Seymour Eylander

July 21, 1924 – Sept. 17, 2019

OVERBROOK — Seymour Eylander, Scranton, died peacefully surrounded by his family, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, at Brookside Retirement Community, Overbrook. He was 95.

He was born July 21, 1924, at Harvey, Ill., the son of Richard and Cora Van Deursen Eylander.

He was a World War II veteran. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1943 to 1946. He was eventually stationed at Forbes Field, Topeka, where he met the love of his life, Marge Quaney. They were married March 17, 1948. She preceded him in death on May 25, 2010.

Cora Mae Regnier Briggs

Nov. 24, 1924 – Sept. 19, 2019

OVERLAND PARK — Cora Mae Briggs, Osage City, died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, at Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Overland Park. She was 94. She went peacefully home to the Lord surrounded by her family.

She was born Nove. 24, 1924, at Offerle, the daughter of Peter and Martha Burkhart Regnier. She graduated from St. Teresa Catholic High School, Hutchinson.

She married Charles Alvin Briggs May 26, 1951, in Hodgeman County. Four sons and four daughters were born from this union.

Rick D. Arb

Jan. 21, 1959 – Sept. 21, 2019

TOPEKA — Rick D. Arb, Melvern, died Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, at Midland Hospice, Topeka. He was 60.

He was born Jan. 21, 1959, at Ottawa, the son of Earl Dean and Pauline Mason Arb. He spent all of his life in the Melvern community.

He attended Melvern schools, graduating in 1977. He was in the trucking business until he became disabled due to an injury. He attended True Grace Community Church and Church of God in Melvern.

He married Sonia Hurt. They later divorced. They had two children, Crystal and Jeffery.

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