Deaths (December 30, 2015)


of Elmdale, died Saturday, Dec. 19 at Stormont Vail Health Center in Topeka.

The service was Dec. 23 at the First Presbyterian Church at Cottonwood Falls. Burial was at Prairie Grove Cemetery, west of Cottonwood Falls.

She was born July 2 1929, to Frank Shipman and Hazel Lucille (Talkington) Frey in Chase County. On Dec. 21, 1950, she was married to Robert R. Mushrush, who survives.

Other survivors include son Joe and wife Connie Mushrush of Elmdale; daughter Barby and husband Rick Hanschu of Ramona; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Sjogren?s Syndrome Foundation Inc. or to the Chase County Fair Association and sent in care of the Brown-Bennett-Alexander Funeral Home, P.O. Box 220, Cottonwood Falls, KS 66845.

Online messages may be sent to



a secretary and later employee at the Marion County Sheriff?s office, died Dec. 22 at Newton Medical Center.

A graveside service was at Hillcrest Cemetery in Florence.

She was born Feb. 28, 1936, to John and Margaret Stephenson Harbison at Cottonwood Falls. On June 5, 1955, she was married to Delano O?Dell, who survives.

Other survivors include son Michael and daughter Dianne Burnett, all of Marion; brothers Howard Harbison of Muskogee, Okla., and John Harbison Jr. of Florence; sister Margaret Callen of Salina; two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Marion County Toy Run and sent in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, 205 Elm St., Marion, KS 66861, also in charge of arrangements.

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