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Raymond Miller, age 100, La Cygne, Kan., passed away on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015, at Miami County Medical Center, Paola, Kan. He was born Dec. 7, 1914, at New Lancaster, Kan., the son of David and Lula Schaefer Miller.
He married Beulah Marquis on Feb. 5, 1942. He worked as a farmer, rancher and dairyman. He served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Raymond was a member of the La Cygne United Methodist Church, American Legion and was a 4-H leader. Raymond will be fondly remembered for driving his John Deere Gator around La Cygne and giving his grandchildren rides.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; a sister Hazel; and an infant sister.
Raymond is survived by his daughter Joyce Stainbrook and husband, Terry; brother Thurman Miller and wife, Susie; two grandchildren Tara Allen and husband, Chad and Scott Stainbrook and wife, Heather; and five great-grandchildren Brooke, Bree, and Kate Allen and Benton and Brady Stainbrook.
Funeral service will be 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015, at the Schneider Funeral Home La Cygne Chapel. Burial in the Oak Lawn Cemetery. The family suggests contributions to the International Retts Syndrome Foundation (IRSF) or the La Cygne United Methodist Church. Online condolences for the family may be left at www.schneiderfunerals.com. Arrangements: Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, La Cygne Chapel.

OBITUARIES

Merle A. Beckman ~ 10-05-1935 to 08-03-2022

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Linn County News Published Aug. 10, 2022 Merle A. Beckman, age 86, Mound  City, Kan., passed away Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022. He was born in rural La Cygne, Kan., on Oct. 5, 1935, the son of Charles and Neeva (Neal) Beckman. He graduated from La Cygne Rural High School... [More]

Mary Jo Spencer ~ 11-13-1938 to 08-06-2022

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Linn County News Published Aug. 10, 2022 Mary Jo Spencer, age 83, of Mound City, Kan., passed away on Aug. 6, 2022, at Louisburg Healthcare, Louisburg, Kan. She was born Nov. 13, 1938, in Terrell, Texas, to James Downing and Claudie Flower. Mary Jo moved to Lubbock, Texas,... [More]

Larry Sumners ~ 08-16-1953 to 08-01-2022

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  Linn County News Published Aug. 10, 2022   Larry Sumners, age 68, of Centerville, Kan., passed away on Monday, Aug. 1, 2022, at the Overland Park Regional Medical Center in Overland Park, Kan. Laurence A. Sumners was born on Aug. 16, 1953, at McPherson,... [More]

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STARS technical academy ribbon cutting Friday

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County real estate taxes still under state value

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Demo Derby starts off Linn County Fair and Rodeo week

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The Linn County Fair and Rodeo started this past week with the traditional demolition derby. There were two nights of demo derby action as team derby, modified and figure eight races took place on Aug. 5 while the compact, semi-modified and bone stock took place on the evening... [More]

Total Effect Softball ready for action

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