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Timothy Charles Prock was born April 18, 1945, in Florence, Ariz. His family moved to Tulsa, Okla., when Tim was a child. He attended Central High School in Tulsa and St. Mary’s College in Lansing, Kan.
In 1963 he married Mary Oakley. Of this union, they had two children: Charles lives in Deerfield Beach, Fla., and Deneise lives in Owasso, Okla. Tim and Mary divorced in 1965.
In 1987 he married Donna Aripa of Independence, Mo. In 1992 Tim and Donna moved to rural La Cygne, Kan., where he resided at the time of his death on June 23, 2014.
Survivors include his spouse, Donna Prock of the home; son, Charles Prock and his wife Julie of Deerfield Beach; daughter, Deneise Fossler of Owasso, Okla.; stepson, Cameron Johnston of Linn Valley, Kan.; stepdaughters, Cari McHenry of Overland Park, Kan., and Mary Barksdale and her husband Mark of Independence, Mo.; grandchildren, Sarah Fossler, Dylan Prock, Garrett Prock, Hannah Prock, Rachel Prock, Lyndsey Johnston, Lachlan Johnston and Cheyenne McHenry; and great-granddaughter, Evalyn Prock.
Interment was to be by cremation. A memorial service will be at the La Cygne Library, Swan Room, on Saturday, June 28, 2014, at 1:30 p.m.


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


  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]

Michael Reinsch ~ 01-28-1947 to 06-22-2022


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Rosetta May Beard ~ 06-02-1923 to 08-03-2022


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