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Week of Thursday, Nov. 16, 2006

Mildred F. Weishaar

Mildred Frances Weishaar, 86, Nortonville, died Nov. 8, 2006, at St. Francis Hospital, Topeka.

She was born May 24, 1920, on the family farm near Nortonville, the daughter of John Joseph and Cecelia Helen Bertels Weishaar.

She attended St. Joseph Catholic Grade School in Nortonville. She had worked as a seamstress for the Horton Garment Factory in Atchison for many years. She also worked as a cook at the Youth Center in Atchison, Village Villa Nursing Home in Nortonville, and at Bub O’Trimble’s Restaurant in Nortonville.

She was a member of St. Joseph Church, Nortonville, and the Altar Society of the church, taught CCD classes and has served for many years by taking care of the sacristy of the church.

Miss Weishaar is survived by two brothers, Jack Weishaar and William Weishaar, both of Nortonville; and three sisters, Ruth Forge, Leavenworth, and Marcelline Weishaar and Geri Weishaar, both of Atchison. She was preceded in death by a brother, Harold Weishaar, and one sister, Dorothy Domann.

Mass of Christian Burial was Nov. 11, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Burial was in St. Joseph Church Cemetery, Nortonville. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Joseph Church. The O’Trimble Funeral Home in Nortonville was in charge of the arrangements.

Jeffery Dale Gibbons

Jeffery Dale Gibbons, 25, Hiawatha, died Nov. 5 at the Hiawatha Community Hospital.

He was born Aug. 16, 1981, in St. Joseph, Mich., to Vernon and Janice DuBois Gibbons. They lived in Three Oaks, Mich., until 1983 when he moved to Lamoni, Iowa, with his family. He graduated from Lamoni Community High School with the class of 2000. He relocated to Robinson in Novemer of 2001 He attended Vatterot College and worked for Renzenberger Inc. in transportation. He was a self-employed carpenter in his spare time.

He married Melinda Salter in Hiawatha March 31, 2006. She survives of the home. Other survivors include two sons, Tyler and Jordan; a daughter, Lindsey; his parents; and sisters, Debra Allen, Hiawatha, Danita Bourland, Columbia, Mo., and Deanna Beckmann, Robinson.

Services were Nov. 8 at the Christian Center in Hiawatha. Interment was at the Rose Hill Cemetery, Robinson. Memorials are suggested in his name to be designated at a later date and can be sent in care of the Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, 124 S. 7th St. Hiawatha, 66434.

Dorothy Bracken

Dorothy Louise Bracken, 85, Perry, died Nov. 12, 2006, at Lexington Park Nursing Center in Topeka.

She was born Aug. 5, 1921, in Carbondale, the daughter of Henry and Bertha Winans Kramer. She married Everett Bracken July 17, 1937, in Leavenworth. He preceded her in death Aug. 17, 1982. She was also preceded in death by a son, Charles Bracken. Survivors include a brother, Albert Kramer of Kansas City, Mo.; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Nov,ember 16 at the Perry Christian Church. Interment was in the Buster Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the Perry Christian Church and sent in care of the Davidson Funeral Home, Topeka.

Matilda Buckley

Matilda M. “Tillie” Buckley, 77, Ozawkie, died Nov. 13, 2006, at her home. She was born Dec. 3, 1929, at Chelsea, Okla., the daughter of Earl and Verdie Mason Johnson. Mrs. Buckley was a homemaker. She previously worked for Beech Aircraft, Wichita. She also worked as a part-time cook in Bonner Springs and was the secretary for Lakeshore Improvement District for many years. She was a member of the First Missionary Baptist Church, Perry.

She married Herbert Wayne Buckley May 9, 1953, at Bentonville, Ark. He survives at the home. Other survivors include two daughters, Katy Clark, Ozawkie, and Patty Buckley, Basehor; two sisters, Earline Coleman and Connie Musgrave, both of Wichita; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons, Bill Boykin and Tony Buckley; one sister, Roberta McIntire; and two brothers, Bob Johnson and Johnny Johnson.

Services were held November 16 at the Barnett-Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, Oskaloosa. Burial followed at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Perry. Memorial contributions can be made to Jefferson County Hospice and sent in care of the funeral home, PO Box 416, Oskaloosa, 66066.

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