Archive for Friday, May 29, 1998


May 29, 1998


— Services for George A. Meyer, 86, Oskaloosa, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the McLouth United Methodist Church. Burial will be at the McLouth Cemetery.

Mr. Meyer died Wednesday, May 27, 1998, at a Lawrence hospital.

He was born May 28, 1911, in Oskaloosa, the son of Joseph Antone and Roby Caroline Gross Meyer. He was a 1929 graduate of McLouth High School.

He spent most of his life in the McLouth and Oskaloosa areas, working as a farmer and blacksmith for Santa Fe Railroad, Topeka. He and his wife owned and operated restaurants, including Country Kitchen, Oskaloosa.

He was a member of McLouth United Methodist Church; a 50-year member of Henry Masonic Lodge No. 190, A.F. & A.M., Tonganoxie; a 50-year member of Order of Eastern Star Chapter No. 62, Oskaloosa; and Grand Lodge of Kansas A.F. & A.M.

He married Madonna Katherine Harding on Sept. 5, 1931, in Westmoreland. She died Dec. 5, 1994.

Survivors include a daughter, Janice Artman, Oskaloosa; a foster daughter, Myra McHenry, McLouth; 12 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at the Barnett Funeral Home, Oskaloosa.

The family suggests memorials to the McLouth United Methodist Church or to the Organization of the donor's choice. Memorials may be sent in care of the Barnett Funeral Home, 820 Liberty, Oskaloosa 66066.


Topeka -- Services for Steven Edwin Thompson, 50, Topeka, will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Davidson Funeral Home, Topeka. Burial will be at Rochester Cemetery.

Mr. Thompson died Saturday, May 24, 1998, at a Holton hospital.

He was born Sept. 15, 1947, in Topeka, the son of Ivan Dale and Fannie Rene Morrison Thompson Sr.

Mr. Thompson graduated from Meriden High School in 1965. He had lived in Topeka until moving to Lawrence in 1974. He returned to Topeka in 1983.

He worked for Exhibitor's Film Delivery in Topeka. Later, he worked for Graves Truck Line which later became American National Resources. He owned and operated Thompson Auto Supply in Meriden, and was formerly an independent drag racer. He was a pit crewman for Dean Anderson Racing and Renyer Racing, both of Topeka, and Baxter's Inc. of Lawrence.

He was a member of Local No. 696 of the Teamsters Union of Topeka; the American Legion Post No. 225 in Ozawkie; and was former vice president and treasurer of Mid-American Quarter Midget Assn. of Lawrence. He was a former coach and assistant coach for the Douglas County Amateur Baseball Assn.

He married Stephanie Jane Brown on Dec. 7, 1979, in Lenox, Iowa. She survives.

Other survivors include a son, Travis, Lawrence; two brothers, Ivan Jr., Topeka, and Gary, Oskaloosa; his father, Ivan Sr., Topeka; and two sisters, Doris Cole, Topeka, and Darlene Thompson, Worchester, Mass.

The family suggest memorials to the Steven Thompson Memorial Fund, to be designated later by the family, and may be sent in care of Davidson Funeral Home, 1035 N. Kansas, Topeka 66608.

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