Obituaries April 4th

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Kenneth Dean Sipes
1949 – 2019

Kenneth Dean Sipes, 69, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, April 3, 2019.

He was born November 3, 1949 in St. Joseph, Missouri. Kenneth married Donna “Jeannie” Maddox August 21, 1987. She survives of the home.

He enjoyed traveling, painting, sewing, crafts and spending time with his family.

He was preceded in death by his father, Delbert Sipes; step-father, Timothy Alkire; and half-brother, Shannon Alkire.
Additional survivors include mother, Velda “Deane” Alkire;son, Randy Maddox (Michelle); grandchildren, Kurstin Langston (Tommy) and Kendy Dafford (Robert); great-grandchildren, Dacie, Robert, Alex, Andrew and Deacon; half-brother, Timmy Alkire (Alice); half-sisters, Tisha Scobee (Keith), Cinda Barquist; several aunts, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Farewell Services 3:00 P.M. Wednesday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. The family will gather with friends 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Tuesday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the American Cancer Society. Online guest book and obituary at


Ishmel Evans, Jr.
1994 – 2019

Services pending, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory.


Marlene Anne Watts
1941 – 2019

Marlene Anne Watts, 78, of Hiawatha, KS died Wednesday, April 3, 2019 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Survivors include sons; Jeff Watts of Hiawatha, KS and Randy (Donna) Watts of Topeka, KS, brother; Jerry (Ruth) Miller of Topeka, KS, 7 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren.

Graveside Memorial Services are planned for 10 A.M. Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at the Mt. Hope Cemetery in Hiawatha. Rev. Shane Spangler will officiate.

Memorials are suggested to the Trinity United Methodist Church or the Doniphan County American Legion Post #55 for the baseball program, which may be sent in care of the Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, 124 S. 7th St. Hiawatha, KS 66434.