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August 26, 1998

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Services for Jeanne C. O'Brien, 42, Lawrence, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Kansas City, Mo. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Raytown, Mo.

She died Sunday, Aug. 23, 1998, in Kansas City, Kan.

She was born Sept. 18, 1955, in Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of Ann Pemberton and Tom O'Brien.

She was a personnel technician for Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad in the Kansas City and Topeka offices for 21 years.

She was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Lawrence; and the Transportation Communications Union, Local No. 121.

Survivors include two sons, James and Stephan Vasquez, both of the home; a daughter, Vanessa Vasquez, of the home; her mother, Ann Pemberton, Kansas City, Mo.; her father, Tom O'Brien, Raytown, Mo.; and a brother, Joe O'Brien, Higginsville, Mo.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at D.W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Chapel, Kansas City, Mo., which is handling arrangements.

The family suggests memorials to the Parents Assn. Habilitation Center, Higginsville, Mo., and may be sent in care of D.W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Chapel, 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd., Kansas City, Mo. 64133.

RICHARD ALLEN FASCHING

Perry -- Services for Richard Allen Fasching, 58, Oskaloosa, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Theresa Catholic Church. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Perry.

Mr. Fasching died Sunday, Aug. 23, 1998, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

He was born Aug. 1, 1940, in Topeka, the son of John and Florence Thomas Fasching. He graduated from Kansas State University in 1974.

He was self-employed in the excavating field.

He was a veteran of the Navy.

He was a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church, Perry.

He married Velora ``Lori'' Smith on Sept. 5, 1964, in Topeka. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include his mother, Florence Fasching, Topeka; three sons, Christopher and Kevin, both of Oskaloosa, and Craig, Lawrence; two brothers, Harry Fasching, Edmond, Okla., and Paul Fasching, San Luis Obispo, Calif.; and three grandchildren.

Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday at the Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home, Topeka, where a wake service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday.

The family suggests memorials to St. Theresa Catholic Church or to the Bone Marrow transplant department at the University of Nebraska Medical Center at Omaha, and may be sent in care of the Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home, 800 SW Sixth St., Topeka 66603.

CHARLES N. HIGDON

Ottawa -- Services for Charles N. Higdon, 59, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Trinity United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Ruhamah Cemetery near Rantoul.

Mr. Higdon died Wednesday, Aug. 19, 1998, at the Good Samaritan in West Palm Beach, Fla.

He was born July 29, 1939, in Rantoul, the son of Earl N. and Delpha Pevler Higdon. He graduated from Williamsburg High School in 1957. He grew up in the Franklin County area and moved to West Palm Beach, Fla., in 1989.

He was a farmer and a self-employed truck driver before working construction as a foreman. He retired in 1997.

He married Lois Zook on Oct. 2, 1959. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include his mother, Delpha (Pevler) Higdon-Rogers, Ottawa; two sons, Timothy, Peculiar, Mo., and Matthew, West Palm Beach, Fla.; a daughter, Tamera Sutherland, Oklahoma City; a brother, Nelson Higdon, Grandview, Mo.; three sisters, Dora Davis, Mary Hughes, both of Ottawa, and Lola Peters, Winchester; two stepbrothers, Wayne and Phil Williams, both of Ottawa; a stepsister, Glenna Flakus, Lawrence; and 10 grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the Charles N. Higdon Memorial Fund and may be sent in care of the Intrust Bank, P.O. Box 57, Ottawa 66067.

HAROLD K. STEVENS

Ottawa -- Services for Harold K. ``H.K.'' Stevens, 79, Ottawa, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the First Christian Church. Burial will be in the Burden, Kan., Cemetery.

Mr. Stevens died Monday, Aug. 24, 1998, at the Ransom Memorial Hospital, Ottawa.

He was born March 12, 1919, in Wichita, the son of Ottis M. Stevens and Grace Key. He graduated from Sterling High School in 1937 and received his bachelor's degree in education from Southwestern College of Winfield in 1941. He received his graduate degree from Northern Colorado University at Greeley, Colo., in 1951. He moved to Lyons in 1945, to Kingman in 1949 and to Ottawa in 1953.

He taught high school and coached in Lyons. He also taught and coached at Kingman High School and at Ottawa High School. He retired in 1983 from full-time teaching and continued with substitute teaching in Ottawa and nearby schools.

He served in the 65th Armored Field Artillery Battalion of the Army in World War II.

He was a member of the First Christian Church and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 5901, both of Ottawa.

He married Genelle Feemster on Nov. 9, 1946, in Wichita. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include a daughter, Oleta Haynie, Louisville, Ky.; a son, Don, Martinsburg, W.Va.; three brothers, Edwin Stevens, Wichita, Lawrence Stevens, Norwalk, Calif., and O.M. Stevens Jr., Independence, Kan.; four grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Friends may call beginning at 5 p.m. today at Dengel & Son Mortuary, Ottawa. The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the mortuary.

The family suggests memorials to Ottawa High School H.K. Stevens Scholarship Fund or First Christian Church Memorial Fund, sent in care of Dengel & Son Mortuary, 235 S. Hickory, Ottawa 66067.

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