January 13, 1966 - March 04, 2020
December 20, 1919 - February 01, 2020
How does one quantify a life that was a hundred years long? To tell everything about a man who lived such a lifetime is mind boggling. It is impossible to do justice to the life of a man who was so kind, caring, and hard working that he touched the lives of everyone he encountered in his hundred long years of life. Howard Ray Long, a husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend, left this earthly life Saturday, February 1, 2020 in Topeka, Kansas. Howard was born on December 20, 1919 to Henry and Ida Long. He was raised in Dover, Kansas, along with two sisters, Hazel and Ruby and three brothers, Paul, Lyle, and Elmer, all of whom have preceded him in death. He was an upholsterer by trade and worked for many years in the Santa Fe Railroad shops upholstering train cars. He also, for a time, co-owned and ran his own upholstery shop with his brother.
September 30, 1946 - February 11, 2020
August 01, 1934 - February 08, 2020
Charles Raymond Glaze, “Ray” died at home from Merkel cell cancer on February 8 th , 2020 surrounded by his family. He was born August 1 st , 1934 in Baltimore, Maryland to William LeRoy Glaze and Helena Gertrude Phelan Glaze. He was predeceased in death by his parents and his older brothers; Bill, Bobby, Jack, Gorman, Richard and his little sister Helene. He is survived by his loving wife Cicely Bennett Glaze, 7 Children; Caren, Ray Jr. (Brenda), Cyndi, Kelly, Corky, Bob (Kathy), Cristin (Chris) and grandsonn Mark
who was raised by Papa and Cis and 10 additional grandchildren; Ray III (Michelle), Corey, Catherine (Tanner), Cydney (Skyler), Morgan (Trevor), Tisha, Mitch(Heather), Michael, Taylar and Rylee as well as 13 great grand Children; Peyton, Rhyan, Eli, Asher, JJ, Leighton, Corbett, Kyla, Emma, Aivyn, Kaylee, Ava
and Maci and Brothers- in- law Mark L Bennett Jr (Charlanne) and Stephen Bennett.
September 21, 1933 - February 02, 2020
He grew up in Zenda, KS. Later, he worked at Pratt Well Service and in the oil fields around Pratt, KS. He married Patsy (Montgomery) Moore. They later divorced.
'Frankster' walked softly and wore a loud shirt. He accepted life on life's terms. With 40 years of continuous sobriety he shared his experience, strength, and hope helping many on the path to serenity in the rooms of Alcoholics Anonymous. He will be missed but his legacy will live on through his wise words and ancedotes.
May 30, 1929 - January 26, 2020
Walter P. Dreher, 90, gave us his last good story to share with family and friends on Jan. 26, 2020. He passed away peacefully sitting in his favorite spot in the sun just outside of Papa’s Playhouse. Walt was born May 30, 1929 to Joseph C. and Philomenia (Klaus) Dreher in Schoenchen, KS. He married Billie (Henage) Dreher on May 14, 1955 in Clayton, NM.
July 13, 1931 - January 22, 2020
Frederick Joel Nicholson, age 88, of Burlington, KS, went home to see his Lord and Savior Jesus on Wednesday, January 22, 2020. Fred was born on July 13, 1931 in Richland, IA the son of Raymond and Kathryn Nicholson. He married Marilyn Thornburg on July 10th, 1955 in Osborne, KS.
September 27, 1962 - January 15, 2020
Denise McClure-Saskowski passed away at her home on January 15, 2020 after a short fight with cancer. She was born in Buffalo, NY, was educated in the Buffalo public
schools and Kensington High School. She received an associate’s degree from Bryant and Stratton Business College. Upon moving to Kansas in 1991, Denise joined Security
Benefit and was employed in various positions there until December 2019. She married her husband Jerry in July 1996 and remained a loving wife until the end.
July 23, 1935 - December 11, 2019
Bobby Eugene Beers, Spring Hill, Kansas, passed away December 11, 2019 at his home with his family by his side. Born July 23, 1935, in Lawrence, Kansas, and christened at the Lawrence Free Methodist Church, August 11, 1935, Bob was a retired master cabinetmaker, an avid KU basketball fan, and a proud U.S. Marine Corp. veteran.