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Bruce Tomlinson

Bruce Tomlinson, 71, passed away on Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, at the Minneola District Hospital, Minneola, after a brief illness.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. John Lutheran Church, Meade. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. Friday at Fidler-Orme-Bachman Mortuary, Meade. Interment will follow in the Appleton Township Cemetery.
Memorials can be made to Minneola District Hospital or St. John Lutheran Church in care of the funeral home.

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Wade Fry

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Wade D. Fry, 76, Lansing, passed away Wednesday, April 27, 2016, at home from complications of Parkinson’s disease. He was born June 11, 1939, at Glendale, Calif., to Forrest and Ellen Fry and spent most of his young life in Iola, graduating from Iola High School. Wade... [More]

Jerry Gleason

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Former Iolan Jerry R. Gleason died Friday, April 22, 2016, in Aurora, Colo. A graveside funeral service is planned for 2 p.m. May 20 at Mount Olivet Cemtetery in Golden, Colo.   Memorials are suggested to The Denver Hospice.

Barbara Culbertson

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Barbara Sue (Thacker) Culbertson, 68, Iola, passed away on Monday, April 25, 2016, at her home. She was born on June 26, 1947, in Maywood, Calif., the daughter of Orville and Valta (Waters) Thacker. Barbara graduated from Excelsior High School in Norwalk, Calif., in 1965. Barbara... [More]

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