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Lois Hamilton, 2/18/1939 – 9/26/2022
Wyatt Allen Hundley, 1/5/1951 – 9/12/2022
Donald Victor Binns, 12/7/1947 – 7/2/2022
Earl E. Ryan, 8/18/1931 – 8/31/2022
Michael Rush Westheffer, 5/10/1990 – 8/31/2022
Thomas Joseph Cormack, 5/29/1940 – 8/23/2022
These articles were written, edited and/or reposted as news coverage of the deaths of influential community members.
Rep. Gail Finney’s colleagues mourned her death Saturday and remembered the Wichita Democrat as a fierce advocate for child welfare reform, a warrior for justice, a champion for her community, and a shining example of a public servant.
Kansas political icon Bob Dole, who represented the state for decades in Washington, D.C., and was the Republican nominee for president in 1996, died Sunday morning at age 98.
U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore served Kansas’ 3rd Congressional District from 1998 to 2010. Later, diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, he spoke out in support of more resources and research. Moore died Tuesday.
Burdett Loomis, known as “Bird,” died over the weekend at 76 after being a fixture on the Kansas political scene for decades.
In just 14 years of life, Nicholas Steven Parscale became a podcast host, a published author, and an inspiration to many far older than him.
Melinda Henderson was passionately involved in community affairs, most recently focusing on affordable housing and community issues. She died Tuesday at 68.