Two local vets revisit Vietnam

Two local Vietnam veterans, Fred Diver of Burlingame and George McCaskill of Eskridge, revisited Vietnam. Read their story and other articles in the Feb. 14, 2019 edition of The Osage County Herald-Chronicle.

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Jimmy L. Schirmer

Died – Feb. 10, 2019

OVERBROOK — Jimmy L. Schirmer, Overbrook, died Feb. 10, 2019 at home surrounded by his family. He was 68.

He is the son of George and Amelia Schirmer.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a half-brother, Frank Schirmer; and several half-sisters.

Alice Leland Cooper

Aug. 13, 1922 – Feb. 5, 2019

ST. JOHN — Alice Leland Cooper died Feb. 5, 2019, at Kenwood Plaza, St. John. She was 96.

She was born Aug. 13, 1922, at Cummings, the daughter of Walter and Daisy Jarrott Leland. She was a lifelong resident of St. John, where she was a homemaker and former Stafford County Extension Agent.

She graduated from Manhattan High School and received a bachelor’s degree in home economics from Kansas State University.

She married Carleton Cooper June 4, 1950, at Manhattan. He preceded her in death in 2007.

Hoops and Hooves at SFT

Hoops and Hooves was held at Wednesday, Jan. 30, at SFT. It was a fundraiser for scholarships held by SFT's National Honor Society. Read about the fundraiser and other happenings in Osage County in the Feb. 7, 2019 edition of The Osage County Herald-Chronicle.

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Mary Kay Rappard

May 11, 1945 — Feb. 2, 2019

FULTON, Texas — Mary Kay Rappard, Fulton, Texas, died Feb. 2, 2019, at her home after a very long battle with cancer. She was 73.

She was born May 11, 1945, at Emporia, daughter of James and Ermal Parre, Osage City. She lived and attended school in Osage City.

She married Jon Rappard Sept. 4, 1964. He survives.

Mary and Jon lived at Topeka, and Omaha, Neb., prior to moving to Fulton, Texas, in 2004.

Kathleen M. Kessinger

Nov. 21, 1947 – Jan. 13, 2019

LAWRENCE — Kathleen M. Kessinger, Lawrence, formerly of Burlingame, died Jan. 13, 2019. She was 71.

She was born Nov. 21, 1947, Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of Emmett M. and Margaret J. Burns Spain.

She married K. Kurt Kessinger, April 3, 1971, at Junction City. He preceded her in death on March 2, 2002.

Overbrook water main break

Water line break

Overbrook City Clerk, Jim Koger, has announced a water main break, east of Overbrook, near the city wells. Water break will be repaired today, Feb. 1, near the wells.

Country customers on the city four inch cast line will be affected beginning at 8 a.m. For more information, call city hall at (785) 665-7328.

Wanda Paxton

Nov. 13, 1922 – Jan. 29, 2019

TOPEKA — Wanda Paxton, Osage City, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, at St. Francis Hospital, Topeka. She was 96.

She was born Nov. 13, 1922, at Miller, the daughter of Ira and Helen Hoglund Smith. She grew up around the Miller community and lived in Osage City for many years.



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