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Joseph "Joe" A. Bilyew

Posted 1/22/2015

HALSTEAD – Joseph “Joe” A. Bilyew of Tulsa, Okla., retired aircraft Master Upholsterer, loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away Dec. 30 with his family by his side. He is preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Flora (Bailey) Bilyew. He is survived by his wife Colleen (Young) Bilyew; children, Richard (Lourdes) Bilyew of Stafford, Va.,  Robert Bilyew of Valley Center, Kim Bilyew Coslett (Kirt)  of Halstead, Shell Bilyew Royster (Rand), West New York, N.J.; Ronald (Kim) Bilyew, St. John's, Fla.; 8 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Jan. 24, 2 p.m. at Crossroads Community Church, 225 Main, Halstead. Memorial contributions may be sent to www.clarehouse.org.

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Doris (Allen) Boerger, 99

Posted 1/22/2015

BENTLEY – Doris (Allen) Boerger, 99, homemaker and farm wife, passed away Tuesday, January 20, 2015. She was born in Warren, Tennessee to Harry Myrtle Allen and Anna Melissa (Bunner) Allen. She was a graduate of Bentley High School, Bentley, Kansas. She is survived by her daughters Carol (David) Jacob, Marilyn Hanna and daughter-in-law Charlene Boerger, sons Kenneth Boerger and  Duane (Georgeann) Boerger; 10 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren, 6 great great grandchildren; brother-in-law Paul (Donita) Boerger; many nieces, nephews and friends. She is preceded in death by her husband John Charles Boerger, son LeRoy Boerger, granddaughter Deborah Gunther, son-in-law Wayne Hanna, parents H.M. and Anna Allen, brothers Tom Allen, Don Allen, Harry Allen, Dwight Allen and an infant baby sister. Visitation 5-7 p.m., Thursday, January 22, at Baker Funeral Home, 100 S. Cedar, Valley Center. Services will be held 11 a.m., January 23, at Pleasant Valley Church, 12002 W. 109th N., Bentley. Graveside following the service at Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Bentley, Kansas.  Condolences may be left for the family at www.bakerfhvc.com

 

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Rick Jay Brashear, 66

Posted 1/22/2015

HALSTEAD – Rick Jay Brashear, 66, died Jan. 2, 2015 in Camp Verde, Ariz. He was born Sept. 29,1949. Rick was a former resident of Halstead. 

Rick is survived by son Rick Brashear Jr. of Needles, Calif.; daughter Jessica Whisler of Leavenworth; two granddaughters, Morgan and Samantha; sister Terry Homewood of Newton; and brother Kim Brashear of Peabody.

A memorial service will be held Jan. 29 at Camp Verde Church of Seventh-Day Adventists, 1406 Boothill Dr., Camp Verde, Ariz.

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Norris Corneal McKinley, 90

Posted 1/22/2015

SEDGWICK – Norris Corneal McKinley, 90, beloved dad, grandpa and friend, passed away Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015. He was born in Westline, Ark., to Norris Harlan McKinley and Virgie Lee (Speck) McKinley.

After school, he joined the Navy and was a Veteran of World War II. On Dec. 12, 1949 in Bentonville, Ark., he married Helen Shields. Norris went on to work at Cessna Aircraft, KAKE TV, was owner and operator of Sedgwick Trailer Park, Lawn Service and Upholstery Shop. He loved his family and enjoyed the time he spent with them.

He is survived by his wife Helen McKinley; children Greta (Richard) Hagen of Divide, Colo., Loretta (Rick) Phillips of Mt. Juliet, Tenn., Norris (D’Ette) McKinley of Cleveland, Okla., Paul McKinley of Grove, Peggy (Rick) Brown of Sedgwick, Pamela (Chris) Freeman of Bentley and Robert (Ellen) McKinley of N.Y.; 20 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren; many other family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents Norris H. and Virgie McKinley, sisters Rosa Lee Wray, Oneida Ruth Beck, and two infant brothers. Services were held Monday, Jan. 19 at Sedgwick Senior Center, 107 W. Fifth, Sedgwick. Condolences may be left for the family at www.bakerfhvc.com.

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