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G. K. Chesterton wrote, "Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die." The men and women who served in the armed forces, whether during a time of war, or one of peace, are living examples of that contradiction. Each should be honored and remembered, so that our gratitude never fades.

Our Veterans' Memorial Wall includes the names of those individuals who served the nation, and are now entrusted to our care. If the veteran you are looking for is not here, please enter the name of the deceased or the next of kin in the search box below and click search. You may also view current and past listings to find the name of your veteran. Names are listed alphabetically.

Current Services

Dennis Tull

January 31, 1972 - - June 25, 2019

Dennis Dean Tull, 47, of Cummings, KS lost his battle of brain cancer on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family. Funeral services will be 10:00 am on Saturday, June 29th, 2019 at the Nortonville Christian Church with Rev. Jim Cormode officiating. Burial will follow in the Nortonville Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:30 pm on Friday ...

Wayne Rygaard

August 23, 1937 - - June 21, 2019

Wayne F. “Grizz” Rygaard, 81, of Effingham, KS died on Friday, June 21, 2019 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Memorial Celebration of Life services will be 7:00 pm on Friday, June 28th, 2019 at the Becker-Dyer- Stanton Funeral Home with Rev. David Burnworth, Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Hoyt officiating. The body has been cremated. The family will rec ...

Gerald Parker

January 19, 1938 - - June 21, 2019

Gerald Keith Parker, 81, of Lancaster, KS died Friday, June 21, 2019 as the result of an automobile accident on 286th Rd and 73 Highway in Lancaster, KS. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am on Wednesday, June 26th, 2019 at the Lancaster United Methodist Church with Rev. Seth Montgomery officiating. Burial will follow in the Lancaster Cemetery. The family will receive fr ...

Beulah Bowen

June 13, 1933 - - June 20, 2019

Beulah Mae “Boots” Bowen, 86, of Parkville, MO., formally of Huron, KS, passed away on Thursday, June 20, 2019 in Kansas City, MO, after a lengthy battle with heart failure. Funeral services will be held on Thursday June 27, 2019, at 2:00PM at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. Burial will follow services at Old Huron Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 12:30PM t ...

Goldie Smyth

August 05, 1923 - - June 19, 2019

Goldie Belle Smyth, 95, formerly of Atchison, KS passed away on June 19, 2019 in Pampa, TX. Memorial service will be 11:00 AM, Friday, June 28, 2019 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, Atchison, KS, with Rev. Jim Cormode officiating. Burial will follow at the Sumner Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Kansas Association for the Blind and may be sent in care of the ...

Francis Bennett

September 20, 1937 - - June 18, 2019

F.W. “Bill” Bennett, of Nephi, Utah, passed away Tuesday, June 18, 2019 in Tulsa,OK while visiting his son. Funeral service will be 1:30 pm on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at the Becker Chapel,402 3rd St. in Effingham, KS with Rev. Jerry Boaz officiating. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery, Effingham, KS. Family will receive friends from 12:30pm until time of service o ...

Juanita Jones

November 17, 1936 - - June 17, 2019

Juanita Marie (Noll) Jones, 82, passed away Monday, June 17, 2019 at Providence Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, June 20th, 2019 at the Corpus Christi Church, Mooney Creek, KS with Fr. Lazar Carasala as Celebrant. Burial will follow in the Corpus Christi Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 t ...

Edna Higley

October 20, 1932 - - June 15, 2019

Edna Louise Higley, 86, of Nortonville, KS, formerly of Lancaster, KS passed away Saturday, June 15, 2019 at the Village Villa Nursing Home, Nortonville, KS. Edna has been cremated and a private family burial of cremated remains will be at a later date. Memorials are suggested to Alpha Christian Children’s Home and may be sent in care of the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home ...

Marian Whitenack

January 19, 1927 - - June 13, 2019

Marian Eileen Whitenack, 92 of Atchison, KS, passed away Thursday, June 13, 2019 at Medicalodge of Atchison. At Marian's request, no formal services are planned. Marian has been cremated under the direction of Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. Memorials are suggested to UNICEF, the ASPCA or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and may be sent in care of the funeral home. Onli ...

Galen Hisey

October 08, 1935 - - June 07, 2019

Galen Doyle Hisey, 83, of Atchison, KS died at his home on Friday, June 7, 2019 surround by his family. Funeral services will be 2:00 pm on Wednesday, June 12th, 2019 at the Atchison United Methodist Church with Reverend Nancy J. Kollhoff officiating. Burial will follow at the Cummings Cemetery, Cummings. KS The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 pm on Tuesday, J ...

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