Our Obituaries

Nancy Louise Hopper

May 20, 1944 - September 16, 2017

Nancy Louise Hopper, 73, resident of Salina and Goodland, KS, Passed away peacefully at home. Saturday, September 16, 2017. She was born May 20, 1944 to James G. and Bertha M. (Stoll) Williams. She worked as a devoted employee of Dillons. She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, 1st Charles Davis, 2nd Patrick Hopper; brother, Donald Williams; sister, Sharon K. Williams and her...
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William "Bill" "Rocky" Edward Park, Jr.

December 1, 1968 - September 13, 2017

William "Rocky" "Bill" E. Park, Jr., 48, formerly of Abilene, passed away Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at his home in Republic, Missouri. Bill was born December 1, 1968 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He worked for Rickett Benckiser Logistics Center as a Warehouseman/forklift operator. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, William E. and Rosa G. Park, Sr.; 2 sons, Michael Park and Ryan Park; a...
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Richard Dick F. Brann

July 15, 1935 - September 11, 2017

Richard "Dick" F. Brann, 82, of Salina, passed away Monday, September 11, 2017. He was born July 15, 1935 in Detroit, Michigan to Reese and Catherine (Hoy) Brann. He worked for B&S Saw and Tool Service as a sales associate for 31 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Reese and Catherine Brann; his son, William Shane Brann; and his sister, Virginia Wjick. Survivors include his...
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Frances I Lay

January 7, 1927 - September 3, 2017

Frances I. (Dinsmoor) Lay, 90, of Salina, passed away Sunday, September 3, 2017. She was born January 7, 1927 in Russell County to Lloyd Michael and Viva America (Nichols) Dinsmoor. She worked as a retail clerk for numerous places. Frances had a love for bingo, bargains, and her dog, Maggie. She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Dean N. Dick, (1947) and Lynn W. Lay, (2007);...
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Timothy James Stone

October 1, 1967 - August 15, 2017

Timothy James Stone, 49, of Salina, passed away Tuesday, August 15, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. He was born October 1, 1967 in Amarillo, TX to Wendell and Belinda Stone. He worked for the Sunflower Taxi for approximately 10 years. He was preceded in death by his father; Wendell Stone in 1999, and a brother; Terry Stone in 1995; nephew, Alex Stone in 2016. Survivors include his...
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Sunee Cox

May 26, 1946 - August 12, 2017

Sunee Cox, 71, of Salina, passed away Friday, August 11, 2017. She was born May 26, 1946 in Bangkok, Thailand to Pong and Kunya Duangkaew. She worked in housekeeping at Asbury Hospital. She was preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include her son Jason Peck and wife, Angi; grandchildren, Mercedez Dickey and Quintin Peck; "granddogs", Dylan and Humphrey and "great granddog", Emma...
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Charlotte Ann Hall

February 22, 1947 - August 1, 2017

Charlotte Ann Hall, 70, of Salina, passed away August 1, 2017. She was born February 22, 1947 in Bernice, Louisiana to Fred and Lillian (Beaver) Briggs. She worked for USD 305 as a cafeteria employee. She was preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include her children, Shawn Hall of Topeka. KS, David Taylor of Scottsbluff, NE and Angela Roberts of Kansas City. KS; sister, Betty...
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Jean Anne Marie Beard

January 18, 1932 - July 23, 2017

Jean Anne Marie Beard, 85, of Salina, passed away Sunday, July 23, 2017. She was born January 18, 1932, at home, in Mentor, KS. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ray and Blanche Hepner; two husbands, John Wheeler and Willie Beard; her son, Dennis Wheeler; a granddaughter, Nicola Beard, sisters, Evelyn Wamser and Betty Lloyd; brothers, Virgil Hepner and Robert...
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Carla Ruthene Moore-Harris

April 15, 1957 - July 21, 2017

Carla R. Moore-Harris, 60, of Salina, passed away Friday, July 21, 2017 at her home. Carla was born in Salina on April 15, 1957. She was the daughter of Dorothy Dawine (Dickenson) Moore and Carl Franklin Moore. Carla lived a humble life, very loyal to all her family and friends. Content with what life brought her, she never seemed to have many wants and lived within her means. She was a...
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Willie V. Thomas

January 15, 1936 - July 15, 2017

Willie Vernon Thomas Sr, 81, of Salina, passed away Saturday, July 15, 2017. He was bornJanuary 15, 1936 in Flora, Missippi. He was a loyal and trusted employee of the Vanier family for over 20 years. He was preceded in death by his parents Virgil and Minnie Lou Thomas, wife Mary Lou, three brothers and four sisters. Survivors include his children, sons: Willie V Thomas Jr (Marcia) of...
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Harry Lee Burton

August 1, 1936 - July 12, 2017

Harry L. Burton, 80, of Salina, passed away Wednesday, July 12, 2017 in Hutchinson. Harry retired from the City of Salina after 28 years where he was a custodian at the City County Building. He was preceded in death by his parents, Everett F. and Anna F. (Jones) Burton; brothers, Thomas Dean Burton, Milford Burton, Harold Burton and Bill Burton; sisters; Jeanette Korbe, Ann Joyner,...
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Mary Lou Thomas

December 29, 1927 - July 4, 2017

Mary Lou Thomas, 89, of Salina, passed away Tuesday, July 4, 2017. She was born December 29, 1927 in Ellsworth, KS. She worked in production for Tony's Pizza for 14 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur Robert Lawler and Willie Lillian (Keesee) Lawler; a son, Jerry Smith; and brothers, Larry Lawler and Robert Lawler; Survivors include her loving husband, Willie V....
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Sharon Louise (Heatwole) Foiles

November 5, 1939 - June 30, 2017

Sharon L. (Heatwole) Foiles, 77 of Salina, passed away Friday, June 30, 2017 with her loving family by her side. Sharon was born November 5, 1939 to Chester and Ruth (Farber) Heatwole in Newton. Sharon retired from KP&L where she worked as a customer service representative. She loved music and playing the piano. Sharon was also a collector of antiques. Survivors include her daughter;...
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Carol Jean Rutz

August 10, 1928 - June 27, 2017

Carol Jean Rutz, 88, of Salina, passed away at her home, surrounded by her family, on June 27, 2017. She was born August 10, 1928 in Junction City, KS. Carol, and her husband Lee, owned L & C Floor Covering for many years. Survivors include children, Gayle (Rick) McKinney of Erie, KS, Jill (Ken) Scates and David (Cheryl) Rutz, both of Salina, and Beth Priddy (Gary) of Lawrence; a sister,...
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Carl H. Cockrell

May 6, 1922 - June 23, 2017

Cpl. Carl H. Cockrell, 95, of Smolan, passed away June 23, 2017. He was born May 6, 1922, in Barry Town, MO. On October 13, 1943, Carl entered into the US Army, where he was a specialist in airplane and engine mechanics. Carl was a decorated serviceman and served in the Air Offensive Japan and the Eastern Mandate Campaigns. He was honorably discharged on March 31, 1946. After Carl's...
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Richard "Dick" Dean Martin (Ret)

October 6, 1931 - June 20, 2017

TSGT Richard "Dick" D. Martin, (Ret) was born October 6, 1931 in Hugoton, KS. to John William "Bill" and Edith LaVerta (Brown) Martin. On June 20, 2017, Dick passed away in Salina. Dick enlisted in the Air Force immediately after graduating from Hutchinson High School. In 1974, he retired 24 years of service and moved in family to Salina. During his Air Force career, he served tours in...
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Karlene Rae (Rieger) Propst

March 9, 1942 - June 19, 2017

Karlene Rae (Rieger) Propst, 75, of Salina, passed away June 19, 2017. She was born March 9, 1942 in Clay Center, KS. She worked as a resource clerk for K-State for 36 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, John Rieger and Meldarose (Denny) Rieger; Survivors include her daughter, Julia (Dave) D'Albini of Salina; son, John Propst of Salina; brother, Mike (Sheila) Rieger of Butte...
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Claude L. Humphrey

July 12, 1932 - June 15, 2017

Claude L. Humphrey, 84, of Salina, passed away Thursday, June 15, 2017. He was born July 12, 1932 in Henderson, TX. He was an owner and operator of Humphrey Janitorial Service for many years. Claude was preceded in death by his wife; Juanita R, Humphrey, 2015, and son; Raymond Humphrey, 1994. Survivors include: sons; Allen Humphrey (Carmela) of Lawrence, Alfred Humphrey (Kris),...
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Lawrence Hardesty

February 26, 1961 - June 13, 2017

Lawrence V. Hardesty, 56, of Salina, passed away Tuesday, June 13, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Salina on February 26, 1961 to Lawrence and Mary (Breneman) Hardesty. He spent his career as an auto parts salesman, with the last 10 years at O'Reilly's Auto Parts. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, JoAnna Mauk. Survivors include his...
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Sharyl Doris Cavin

June 26, 1940 - June 7, 2017

Sharyl Doris (Tucker Shank) Cavin of Centennial, Colorado, passed away at the age of 76 on Wednesday, June 7, 2017. Sharyl was born on June 26, 1940 in Salina, KS, to Thomas Reed Tucker and Val Doris (Mattson) Tucker. She grew up on the family farm northwest of Salina and attended rural Shiloh School, Lincoln School, and Salina High School, where she graduated first in her class in 1958. She...
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Carmen Ana Martinez

October 1, 1921 - June 4, 2017

Carmen Ana Martinez, 95, of Salina, died June 4, 2017 at her home with family by her side. She was born October 1, 1921, in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico. Carmen was the ex-wife of US Army Master Sergeant Marcelino Martinez of North Carolina. At 68 years of age, she retired from Tony's Pizza after 15 years of service. At 90 years of age, she worked as a personal care attendant in...
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Orville "Lee" Rutz

November 5, 1927 - June 1, 2017

Orville "Lee" Rutz, 89, Salina, died at home on June 1, 2017 with his loving family by his side. Lee was born November 5, 1927 in Navarre, KS.to Roy and Lucille D. (Morris) Rutz. He and his wife owned L & C Carpet for many years. Survivors include his wife of 68 years Carol (Kirkpatrick) Rutz of the home; children, Gayle (Rick) McKinney, Erie, KS: Jill (Ken) Scates and David (Cheryl)...
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Carl Anthony "Rocky" Raccagno

April 13, 1956 - May 27, 2017

Carl Anthony "Rocky" Raccagno Jr, 61, of Salina, passed away Saturday, May 27, 2017. He was born April 13, 1956 to Carl Anthony and Betty Anne (Wilson) Raccagno in Belleville, IL. He was a dedicated employee at Solomon Corp for 18 years in the maintenance department. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Cherie Raccagno. Survivors include his sister, Annette...
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Nicola Ann Beard

December 29, 1979 - May 25, 2017

Nicola Ann Beard, 37, of Salina passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 25, 2017. She was born in Salina on December 29, 1979, to Joan (Moritz) Beard and Robert Beard. Nicola is survived by her two sons, Bretton Beard and Cole Tshudy; her father, Robert Beard, Salina; her brother, Adam Beard, Peabody; her grandmothers, Carol Moritz, Salina, and Jean Beard, Salina; her aunts, Kathy (Steve) Gasper...
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Terry Lee William

August 12, 1962 - May 18, 2017

Terry Lee William, 54, of Salina, passed away Thursday, May 18, 2017. He was born August 12, 1962 in Pratt, KS. He worked for Exline as an electrician for 10 years. He was preceded in death by his father, Jeremore W. Johnson. Survivors include his mother Jacqueline (Naasz) Johnson; sons, Ryan Johnson of San Diego, CA and Brian Johnson of Topeka, KS; sisters, Christina Johnson of Topeka,...
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Hazel E. (Burns) Lane

April 11, 1924 - May 13, 2017

Hazel E. "Burns" Lane, 93, of Salina passed away Saturday, May 13, 2017. Hazel was born April 11, 1924 in Fanshaw, OK., She retired from Sam's Club after 22 years. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Dennis Burns and Donald Lane; a daughter, Janet Swinney; and a grandson, SPC Brandon Buettner. Survivors include her three daughters, Sheila (David) Livingston of Missouri, Brenda ...
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Nedra Jean Vestal

May 20, 1934 - May 12, 2017

Nedra J. Vestal, 82, of Salina, passed away Friday, May 12, 2017. She was born May 20, 1934 in Jamestown, Kansas. She retired from Asbury Hospital after 25 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, David and Ruby Fees; husband, Francis Vestal; daughter, Elizabeth Lowe; and brother, Donald Fees. Survivors include her children, Richard Allen, Nancy DeLaney, Debra Allen...
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Tambrie J. O'Neal

October 15, 1957 - May 7, 2017

Tambrie J. O'Neal, 59, of Salina, passed away Sunday, May 7, 2017. Tambrie was born October 15, 1957 in Anderson, Indiana. Tambrie worked for KDOT for approximately ten years. She was preceded in death by her father, Jim Collins in 2008. Survivors include her mother, Peggy L. Collins; daughter, Jacqueline S. (Bronson) Farmer; three grandchildren, Zachary, Nathan and Kaitlyn, all of...
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Nedra May Rexroat

July 17, 1931 - April 27, 2017

Nedra M. Rexroat, 85, of Salina, passed away Thursday, April 27, 2017. She was born July 17, 1931 in Kendrick, OK. She worked for Bank of Tescott as a teller for several years. Nedra married Bill on August 6, 1950 in Downs, KS and spent almost 67 beautiful years together. She was a loving mother of four incredible children, a grandmother, and she had a love for cooking,...
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Nancy A. Boone

December 13, 1932 - April 24, 2017

Nancy A. Boone, 84, of Salina, passed away Monday, April 24, 2017. She was born December 13, 1932 in Minneapolis, Kansas to Frank and Letha Mae (Burns) Scheibeler. Nancy previously worked as a secretary for USD 475, Geary County. She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Loyd Farrington; and her step-daughter, Gayle Boone. Survivors include her husband,...
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Fredrick "Fred" M. Gamer

December 29, 1929 - April 21, 2017

Fredrick "Fred" M. Gamer, 87, of Salina, peacefully passed away Friday, April 21, 2017 with his loving and devoted wife of 59 years; Naomi R. Gamer at his side. He was born December 29, 1929 in Strong City, KS to Eugene F. and Sophie E. (Scheve) Gamer. Fred retired from Lucent Technologies after 30 years as an installer of computers into the telephone systems. He was preceded in death by...
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Debra R Coleman

May 15, 1956 - April 10, 2017

Debra R. Coleman, 60, of Salina, passed away, Monday, April 10, 2017 with her family by her side. She was born August 15, 1956 in Jesup, GA. She was preceded in death by her parents, William E. and Shirlene (Ogden) Reichert; Survivors include her loving husband of 43 years, Joseph Coleman; daughter, Casey (Jacob) Ogle; sisters, Barbara Reichert and Trisha Davis; brother, Charles (Sharon)...
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Zella LaJune Kane

April 23, 1927 - April 3, 2017

Zella LaJune Kane, 89 of Salina passed away Monday, April 3, 2017. She was born April 23, 1927 in White City, Kansas to William V. and Opal M. (Spangler) Mott. Zella was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband; Harland "Hal" M. Kane and one brother; Verbal W. Mott. Zella is survived by her son; Mitch A. (Monica) Kane of Colby, three grandchildren; Brandon,...
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Thomas Lawrence Cummings

December 20, 1946 - March 31, 2017

Thomas Lawrence Cummings, 70 of Salina, passed away Friday, March 31, 2017. He was born December 20, 1946 in Columbus, Nebraska to Robert E. and Tillie A. (Beridicko) Cummings. He was a nursing home administrator for Windsor Estates for five years. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife; Lynda M. Cummings in 2010 and a brother; Arthur G. Cummings. Survivors...
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Jesse Paul Adams

October 5, 1981 - March 19, 2017

Jesse Paul Adams, 35 of Salina, passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017. Jesse was born October 5, 1981 here in Salina. Jesse graduated from Salina South in 2001, attended Kansas State University and was employed at Exide in water management. Jesse was loved by many, but those left to mourn Jesse's passing include his father; Greg (Jan) Adams of Medina, Oh, mother; Beatrice R. ...
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Richard Garry Hoye II

July 15, 1971 - March 18, 2017

Richard G. Hoye II, 45, of Gypsum, passed away Saturday, March 18, 2017. He was born July 15, 1971 in Salina. He was an owner/operator of his construction company for 20 years. He was preceded in death by his father, Richard G. Hoye; Survivors include his mother, Barbara A. (Boyer) Hoye; sisters, Tammy Pritchard of Mt. Juliet, TN and Kimberly Boatman of Dallas, TX; Memorials may be...
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Cheri Lynn Crook

September 12, 1963 - March 5, 2017

Cheri Lynn Crook, 53, of Salina, passed away Sunday, March 5, 2017. She was born September 12, 1963, in Salina, to Donald and Judith (Erikson) Crook. Cheri dedicated 22 years as a housekeeper for the Holiday Inn to later become the supervisor of housekeeping. She was preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include her daughter, Christina Stanley, of Salina; grandchildren,...
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Anna Asperk

March 7, 1929 - February 27, 2017

Anna Katherina Asperk, 87, of Assaria, passed away Monday, February 27, 2017. She was born in Schauerheim, Germany to Conrad and Dorothea Reiss. Anna retired from the Southeast of Saline School District 306 after 30 years, where she worked as a secretary. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband; Felix Asperk , and an infant daughter; Maria Asperk. Survivors...
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Donald P. Betts

November 13, 1927 - February 21, 2017

Donald P. Betts, 89, of Liberty, MO, formerly of Salina, passed away February 21, 2017. He was born November 13, 1927 in Salina. He was preceded in death by his parents, Philip Betts and Mabel Laferriere; wife, Etta M. Betts; brothers, Nick Betts and James Betts. Survivors include his daughter, Donna Martin of Hilltop, AR; son, Ronald Betts of Liberty, MO; three grandchildren; five great...
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Phyllis Pearl Smith

September 17, 1927 - February 19, 2017

Phyllis P. Smith, 89 of Salina, passed away Sunday, February 19, 2017. She was born September 17, 1927 to Virgil and Emma (Riegle) Brown. She grew up in the Bennington area. On November 7, 1948, she married Elmer E. Smith of Apollo, PA. in the St. John's Lutheran Church in Salina. He preceded her in death in 2003. Phyllis was a graduate of Salina High School Class of 1945. Phyllis was...
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Anna Mae Larsen

January 29, 1933 - February 15, 2017

Anna Mae Larsen, 84, of Salina, passed away Wednesday, February 15, 2017. She was born January 29, 1933, in Salina. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jack L. McCumber, Roberta M. (Farmer) Boggs and step-father, Eldon N. Boggs; husband, Dale M. Larson; daughter, Deborah Stephens; and grandson, Chad Allen Turner. Survivors include her daughter, Julie Ann Cochran of Salina; 4...
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Patsy Francelia Pearletta Sutton

January 14, 1940 - February 14, 2017

Patsy Francelia Pearletta Sutton, 77, of Mount Hope, passed away Tuesday, February 14, 2017. She was born January 14, 1940 in Salina to Mildred and Leo Hardesty. She worked as an administrator for McPherson Nursing Facilities. She was preceded in death by her parents; and brothers, Cecil Hardesty, David Hardesty, and Gary Hardesty. Survivors include her husband, William...
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James Michael Elliott

August 10, 1956 - February 13, 2017

James Michael Elliott, 60, of Bethany Home in Lindsborg, formerly of Salina, passed away Monday, February 13, 2017. He was born August 10, 1956 in Kittery, Maine to Glen Lee Elliott, Sr., and Betty Joan (Crown) Elliott. He had a Master's Degree in nutrition, biology, kinesiology and studied in the Bible. James had worked as a registered dietician for the Citrus Memorial Hospital in...
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Virginia Mae Stetler

March 30, 1923 - February 10, 2017

Virginia Mae Stetler, 93, of Salina, passed away Friday, Feb 10, 2017. She was born Mar 30, 1923 to Colonel F.L and Mayme Ramsey in Brownell, KS. She married Lester E. Stetler in Washington on 1941. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband in 1997; and her son Gerold "Jerry" Stetler in 2003. Survivors include her sisters Frankee Huiett and Jackie Garrelts;...
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Virgil Thomas Lyne

August 29, 1922 - February 6, 2017

Virgil T. "Bud" Lyne, 94, of Salina, passed away Monday, February 6, 2017, at Salina Presbyterian Manor, where he had been a popular resident since 2006. Bud was born on August 29th, 1922, to Thomas T. and Maria Meili Lyne, in Lincoln County, Kansas. He graduated in 1942 from Vesper (KS) High School, where he starred in baseball. Later in 1942, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and...
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Thomas James McRae

November 29, 1925 - February 1, 2017

Thomas James McRae, 91, died Wednesday, February 1, 2017. He was born Nov. 29, 1925 in Florence, SC to David Delmus McRae and Gladys Grace (Martin) McRae. He graduated from Florence High School, Florence SC. He was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Amy Air Corps which brought him to Salina and his final duty assignment at Smoky Hill Air Force Base. After his discharge on May 11, 1946,...
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James Leon Phillips

August 17, 1947 - January 29, 2017

James L. Phillips, 69 of Salina, passed away Sunday, January 29, 2017. He was born August 17, 1947 in Texas. He worked a lifetime as a chef in various restaurants in Salina. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Frankie L. Johnson and Queen B. Brown. Survivors include his mother, Beatrice (Mims) Johnson; his wife; LuJuan Phillips; one daughter, Annikki Phillips; one son, Travis...
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Rachel Ann Wilson Holmes

November 1, 1946 - January 28, 2017

Rachel Ann Wilson Holmes, 70, of Salina, passed away Saturday Jan. 28, 2017 with loving family surrounding her. She was born Nov. 1, 1946 in Leavenworth to William and Cecelia (Gordan) Wilson. She worked for KFC as a cook for 15 years. She was preceded in death by her parents and her daughter, Missy Kaye Sprague. Survivors include her sons; Robert (Ana Lucy) Sprague, Ronald ...
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Robert William Sittig

October 11, 1927 - January 12, 2017

Robert W. Sittig, 89, of Salina, passed away Thursday, January 12,2017. He was born October 11, 1927 in Uniontown, Maryland. Robert served in the Merchant Marines, US Air Force, and the Army Reserves. He retired from Beech Aircraft after 25 years in the assembly department. He was a member of the American Legion. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Edeline E. Sittig; ...
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Dean H. Seim

April 4, 1931 - January 9, 2017

Dean H. Seim, 85, passed away Monday, January 9, 2017. He was born April 4, 1931 at home west of Kipp, son of Howard and Mildred Seim. Dean and Virginia Lacy were married May 3, 1953. Dean graduated from Kipp School and served in the Air Force during the Korean War. Dean and his wife, Virginia, operated a dairy farm west of Kipp for over 40 years and remained a wheat farmer and rancher to...
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Karen Kay Jackson

July 19, 1960 - January 2, 2017

Karen Kay Jackson, 56, a life-long resident of Salina, passed away, Monday, Jan. 2, 2017. She was born Jul. 19, 1960 to Darrel and Sylvia Armburst. Karen spent 30 years as a dedicated employee to the local McDonald's franchise. She was preceded in death by her mother, Sylvia Armburst; brother, Robert Armburst; and sister, Tammy Armburst. Survivors include her daughter, Rachel...
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Vivian Beatrice Hooper

June 29, 1930 - December 31, 2016

Vivian (Bean) Hooper of Cheyenne, WY, formerly of Salina, passed away Saturday, December 31, 2016 with her family by her side. Vivian was born on June 29, 1930 in Salina, to Stella (Ted) and Lawrence Bean. Vivian attended Marymount College in Salina for her bachelor's degree in education. Vivian's love for children was fulfilled in her teaching career around the globe, which began...
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Mary "Marie" M. Blaha

February 4, 1924 - December 30, 2016

Mary "Marie" M. Blaha, 92 of Salina passed away Friday, December 30, 2016. Marie was born February 4, 1924 in Tipton, to Nicholas and Barbara Schuetz. Marie was preceded in death by her parents, her husband; Dwayne Blaha, 1995 and son; Mike Blaha, 2015. Marie is survived by her sons; Rod (Irma) Blaha of Clifton, David (Kathy) Blaha of Leawood, 4 grandchildren; Emil Blaha, Amanda Blaha,...
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Morris Tabor

May 8, 1929 - December 29, 2016

Morris Tabor, 87, passed away Thursday, December 29, 2016 at the Kansas Veterans Home in Winfield. Morris was born May 8, 1929 in Homer, GA. to Roosevelt and Gracie Lee (Goss) Tabor. Morris retired from the United States Army after serving 23 years. He served in the 555th Parachute Infantry "Triple Nickles," Korean and Vietnam campaigns. Following his retirement, Morris became a parole...
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Patricia J. Ritchey

May 24, 1935 - December 27, 2016

Patricia Joan Ritchey, 81 of Salina, passed away Tuesday, December 27, 2016. She was born May 24, 1935 in Salina, KS to Everett and Edith (Hankinson) Braden. She retired in 1995 from Orschelin's after 20 years She was preceded in death by her father; Everett Braden and parents; Lawrence and Edith Lodermilk, her husband; Carl Ritchey, three brothers; Richard Braden, James Braden and Robert...
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John Marvin Heit

November 3, 1928 - December 22, 2016

John Marvin Heit, 88, of Dayton, OH, formerly of Salina, passed away, Dec. 22, 2016. He was born Nov. 3, 1928 in Kansas City. He worked at Dayton Typographic Service for 42 years as a plant manager and was a WWII veteran serving in the Army in the Aleutian Islands. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lee (Dandurand) Heit, parents, Jack and Genevieve (Seitz) Heit, and grandson...
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Jack Lynwood Miller

September 29, 1935 - December 13, 2016

Jack Lynwood Miller, 81 of Salina, passed away Tuesday, December 13, 2016. Jack was born September 29, 1935 in Salina, the son of Charles E and Mary L. (Hickey) Miller, and lived in Salina through 1968, moving to Herington in 1969 and back to Salina in 1996. He was a railroad engineer for 42 years, working for the Union Pacific Railroad and formerly for the Southern Pacific, Burlington Northern...
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Kayla Dawn Parret

September 25, 1995 - December 12, 2016

Kayla Dawn Parret, 21, of Salina, passed away Monday, December 12, 2016. She was born September 25, 1995. Kayla was a flutist in the Salina South Marching Band, earned her associate's degree, and was a CNA in host homes. Survivors include her husband, Jacob Ohnmacht; parents; Chasity Parret and Michael Tower; sisters, Mackenzie Johnson of Pawnee Rock and Hallee Tower of Salina;...
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Robert Thompson Highgate

August 13, 1933 - November 25, 2016

Robert "Bob" Thompson Highgate, 83, passed peacefully in his home in Salina on Friday, Nov. 25 2016, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Nancy A. (Frame) Highgate; parents, Robert I. and Mary T. Highgate; and sister, Jean Woodard. Bob was born in Memphis, TN on Aug. 13th, 1933. In youth, he achieved his Eagle Scout Badge and...
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Henry Lee "Black Hawk" Vinyard

February 21, 1943 - November 20, 2016

Henry Lee Vinyard (Aka Black Hawk) 317 NE 12th St of Abilene passed away on November, 20, 2016. He lived in Abilene for 13 years (2003 to 2016); prior to that he lived in Salina for 24 years. Henry was born February 21, 1943, in Fayette, MO. He was the son of Rhoda Mae Vinyard and Edward Vinyard Jr. In 1963, he joined the United States Army in which he served 3 years. He worked for the Salina...
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Elna "Faye" Breer

June 2, 1946 - November 16, 2016

Elna "Faye" Breer, 70, of Salina, passed away Wednesday, November 16, 2016. She was born June 2, 1946 in Smith Center, KS. She was preceded in death by her parents, Alfred and Elsie (McDonald) West; and a sister, Marilyn Rief. Survivors include her loving husband of 27 years, Michael Breer of the home; sister, Donna L. West; nieces, Anne Brown, Amee Rief, and Enita Larson; nephew, Edward...
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SSG Francis J. Wilcox

April 25, 1933 - November 9, 2016

SSG Francis J. Wilcox, 83, of Salina, passed away Wednesday, November 9, 2016. He was born April 25, 1933 in Coshocton Ohio to Charles F. and Sarah J. (Wright) Wilcox, whom precede him in death. Francis worked for Vidricksen Catering for many years as well as being a custodian for USD 305 and for Christ the King Church here in Salina. Of the many remarkable and memorable things about...
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Judith Annette Wieringa

February 17, 1940 - November 8, 2016

Judy Annette Wieringa, born February 17, 1940, of Salina, Kansas went to be with her parents Dorothy and Paul Mobley Tuesday, November 8, 2016. She is survived by her daughter, Diane (Wieringa) Milligan (Timothy) of Gum Spring, Virginia, son, Michael Wieringa (Michelle) of Hudsonville, Michigan, brother Richard Mobley (Karol) of Nixa, Missouri, sister Marilynn Mobley and just like a sister,...
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Gerald Eldon Hoover

January 30, 1939 - November 8, 2016

Gerald Eldon Hoover, 77, of Salina, passed away Tuesday, November 8, 2016. He was born January 30, 1939 in Leadville, Colorado. He retired from Robert's Dairy after 39 years of service. Preceding him in death were his parents, Jack and Margaret Hoover; brothers, Donald, Ronald and Cecil Hoover; and sister, Norma Lentz. Survivors include his companion and mother of his children,...
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William "Joe" Long

August 13, 1948 - November 7, 2016

Wm. "Joe" Long, 68 of Salina, passed away Monday, November 7, 2016. William was born August 13, 1948 in Enid, OK. to Lawrence and Beulah (Cox) Long. Joe proudly served 22 years in the United States Navy, retiring as a Master Chief. Following his retirement from the Navy he went to work for Hawker Beechcraft. Joe was an avid fisherman and enjoyed woodworking in his shop at home. Joe was...
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Robert Roy Moody

November 9, 1939 - November 4, 2016

Robert R. Moody, 76, of Salina, passed away Friday, November 4, 2016 with his loving family by his side. He was born November 09, 1939 in Chapman to Herbert and Alverta (Adam) Moody. He worked for the City of Salina as an operator in the water department where he retired in 2010. Robert had a love of cars and ran gas and service stations in several locations in Salina from 1965 ...
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Marie Phuc Thi Tran

November 1, 1948 - November 4, 2016

Marie Phuc Thi Tran, 68, of Salina, passed away Friday, November 4, 2016 with her loving family by her side. She was born November 1, 1948 in Soc Trang, Vietnam. She worked and retired after 15 years from Schwan's Frozen Foods, where she worked on the production line. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hong C. Tran, her parents; Van Nguyen Hoa and Tran Thi Hoa, and a brother; Giang...
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Harold Dean Pack

August 21, 1926 - November 1, 2016

Harold Dean Pack, 90, of Salina, passed away Nov. 1, 2016. He was born Aug. 21, 1926 in Munden. Harold worked at Sears for 15 years as a Sales Manager, was a devoted accountant for Graves Truckline for 20 years, and a veteran of the US Army. Harold enjoyed the beauty of photography and woodworking. Harold is survived by: his loving children, sons, Larry Pack and wife, Patricia, of...
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Roberta "Kay" Plante

March 22, 1962 - October 26, 2016

Roberta Kay Plante, 54, Salina, died Wednesday, October 26, 2016. Kay was born March 22, 1962 in Colby to Agnes E. Meissen Plante and Edmond F. (Pete) Plante, Damar, KS. Kay retired from UPS. She was preceded in death by her parents; and father; Fred E. Nurse. Kay enjoyed design and sewing gifts for the Children's Christmas Gift Program and for Catholic Charities. Survivors include...
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Gregory Morgan

March 3, 1964 - October 19, 2016

Gregory Morgan, 52, of Salina, passed away Wednesday, October 19, 2016. He was born March 3, 1964 in New Orleans. He worked for Walmart. He was preceded in death by his parents, James P. and Evelyn E. (O'Neil) Morgan; granddaughter, ShauTavia S.S. Burse. Survivors include his wife, JoAnn Morgan; children, Greonna L. Morgan, Gloria Burse-Hutchens, Bruce Burse, John Lee Burse, Anthony...
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Diana Lynne Boos

July 6, 1963 - September 30, 2016

Diana Lynne Boos, 53, of Salina, passed away Friday, September 30, 2016. She was born July 6, 1963 in Kimball, NE. She worked as a Personal Assistant for OCCK for 15 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond E and Erna J. Reddig Sr.; foster mother, Rose Vawter and grandson, Aiden Reddig. Survivors include her son, Aaron (Ashley) Reddig of Mulvane; daughter, Jennifer...
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Marlene J Caldwell

June 10, 1953 - September 17, 2016

Marlene Joanne (Elliott) Caldwell, 63 of Bennington, passed away Saturday, September 17, 2016 with her loving family by her side. Marlene was the second to the oldest of eight children born to Glen L. and Betty J. (Crown) Elliott, June 10, 1953 in Biloxi, Mississippi. Marlene babysat all through her high school years, which enabled her to move out of her parents' home at the age of 18....
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Michael David Gregory

September 15, 1953 - September 13, 2016

Major Michael David Gregory, 62, of Junction City, passed away Tuesday, September 13, 2016 in Wichita. He was born September 15, 1953 in Des Moines, Iowa. Michael served his country with pride. His first enlistment was in the Marine Corp from 1971 until 1973. Michael was honorably discharged from the Marines and enlisted in the United States Army in 1974. He proudly served as a...
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Larry Scott Heath

December 9, 1957 - September 8, 2016

Larry Scott Heath, 58, of Salina, passed away Thursday, September 8, 2016. He was born December 9, 1957 in Salina. Larry was the owner and operator of Heath Auto and Truck, West of Salina for nearly 22 years. Larry is preceded in death by his parents, Charley Ford Heath Sr. and Patricia Ann (Bell) Heath; brothers, Rick Heath and Charley F. Heath Jr.; former wife, Rhonda Lea Lowrey;...
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Verla Mae Cott

April 19, 1926 - September 7, 2016

Verla Mae Bernhardt Cott, 90, passed away, Wednesday, September 7th, 2016 with her loving family by her side. She was born April 19th, 1926 to German immigrants Henry F. and Mary Elizabeth Hill Bernhardt on the family farm by Tampa, Kansas. Verla was the youngest of eight children. Verla's dad passed away when she was 11 years old. Verla found her Savior as a member of the Stassburg Baptist...
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Kim "Bill" On Low

September 3, 1930 - August 27, 2016

Kim "Bill" On Low, 85, of Salina, passed away Saturday, August 27, 2016. He was born September 3, 1930 in Canton, China. He owned and operated Mar's Restaurant, where he retired in 1999. He was preceded in death by his parents, Guey Tong and Fung Tay Low; Kim's grandson, Rickey Lee Hoopes; and his brothers, Kim Q. Low and Bob Mar. He was also preceded in death by his sister ...
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Carole Maxine Barry

August 25, 1945 - August 22, 2016

Carole Maxine Barry, 70, formerly of Topeka, passed away Monday, August 22, 2016. She was born August 25, 1945 in Lincoln, KS. She worked for National Resource as a children's book editor for 3 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harley and Ilene (Peterson) Leach; husband, Cary Barry, 2009; daughter, Sara Aldridge; and her sister, Sherry Loretta Leach; ...
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Fern J Morgan

May 25, 1926 - August 21, 2016

Fern J. Morgan, 90, of Assaria, passed away Sunday, August 21, 2016. She was born May 25, 1926 in Salina. She worked for Tony's Pizza as a Line Attendant. She was preceded in death by her parents, Benjamin and Floy Herrington; her first husband, Vernie Burkett; second husband, Mayo E. Morgan; and sister, Hazel Myers. Survivors include her sons, Ernie Burkett and wife, Becky of Heath,...
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Susan Jane Corder

June 7, 1948 - August 20, 2016

Susan Jane Corder, 68, of Evanston, WY, formerly of Salina, passed away Saturday, August 20th at her home. She was born on June 7, 1948 in Salina, Kansas, to Richard and Norma (Stephenson) Carlson. She received her degree from Fort Hays State University and graduated Summa Cum Laude Susan married Michael Corder on June 15, 1968 in Salina, Kansas. After moving to Evanston,...
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Alan Jeffery Steinborn

February 25, 1992 - August 10, 2016

Alan Jeffrey Steinborn, 24, of Salina, passed away Wednesday, August 10, 2016. Alan was born February 25, 1992, here in Salina. Those who deeply loved Alan include; his parents; Ralph A. and Susan J. Steinborn; his brother, Ralph A. Steinborn III and wife, Kadie; two sisters; Crystal A. Leatherman, and Amanda J. and her significant other, Derek Ross, of Salina; his grandmother, ...
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Dora Anne Quathamer

April 13, 1941 - August 9, 2016

Dora A. (Criswell) Quathamer, 75, of Salina, passed away Tuesday, August 9, 2016. She was born April 13, 1941 in Odense, KS. Dora worked for 30 years as an RN around the Wamego and Alma area. Dora met the love of her life; Geard D. Quathamer and were married July 17, 1966 in Humboldt, KS. Out of this union came four children whom Dora loved and adored; Geard J., Jane, Tina and Jennifer. ...
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LeAnna Brooks

November 9, 1914 - August 5, 2016

LeAnna Brooks was born on November 9, 1914 in Admire, Kansas and went to be with her Lord on August 5, 2016 in Leawood, KS. She was the third child of Earl Nichols and Nora Stinson Nichols. She spent her childhood and youth on the family farm near Harveyville, KS, and graduated from Harveyville High School in 1933. While attending business school in Topeka, she accepted a job...
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Alberta Woodard

July 9, 1935 - July 28, 2016

Alberta McNeill Woodard, daughter of the late George McNeill and Idella McLean McNeill, was born July 9, 1935 in Raeford, North Carolina. She was the eldest of ten children raised on a farm. She accepted Christ at an early age and served faithfully in the church. She was an excellent student in school and always gave her best effort. After graduating from high school she moved to New York City....
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Ian R. Shuey

March 30, 1986 - July 28, 2016

Ian R. Shuey, 30, of Great Bend, passed away Thursday, July 28, 2016. Ian was born March 30, 1986 in Great Bend, KS to Paul Shryock and Kelley Shuey. Ian was employed with Chism's Trash Service in Great Bend as a truck driver. He was preceded in death by his father; Paul Shryock, grandfather; Raymond Shuey, grandmother; Darlene Wilhelm-Shuey and a grandfather; Jim Pettijohn. Survivors...
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Helen Marie Ahlman

October 16, 1934 - July 28, 2016

Helen Marie (Pokett) Ahlman, Mankato, born October 16, 1934 in Laurel, Nebraska to Paul and Campsa (Joslin) Pokett, entered into rest on Thursday, July 28, 2016 in Wichita, KS at the age of 81. Helen graduated from Laurel High School in Laurel, Nebraska. Helen married Fred Ahlman on October 4, 1962 in Fairbury, Neb. They moved to Mankato in 1963 and built the Crest Vue Motel. They sold the...
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Shirley Dean Cole

August 16, 1931 - July 26, 2016

Shirley Dean Cole, 84 of Salina, passed away Tuesday, July 26, 2016. She was born August 16, 1931 in Hendley, Nebraska to George S and Bertha L. (Lehn) Brubaker. She retired from the Salina Country Club where Shirley worked as a housekeeping supervisor for 12 years. She was preceded in death by her parents; her daughter, Sylvia L. Brummett; and her sister; Dorothy Schmidt. ...
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Rose Anna Ward

November 8, 1941 - July 13, 2016

Rose Anna Ward, 74 of Salina, passed away Tuesday, July 12, 2016. She was born November 8, 1941 in Salina to John M and Virginia J. Ludes, Sr., whom precede her in death. She retired after 25 years with the Bethel School District in Spanaway, WA. where she was the Director of Children's Nutrition. Following her retirement, Rose and her husband; Neal "Scotty" returned to Salina in 2003. ...
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Larry L. Nelson

March 26, 1958 - July 7, 2016

Larry L. Nelson, 58, of Salina, passed away Thursday, July 7, 2016. He was born March 26, 1958 in Rock Island, IL. He was an independent broker for 30 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond Nelson and Marion (Hoffman) Nelson; and granddaughter, Chloe Bunger. Survivors include his wife, Teresa M. (Fross) Nelson of the home; children, Jennifer L. Nelson, Jami M. (Brandon)...
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Kimberly Kay Bray

December 5, 1961 - July 4, 2016

Kimberly Kay Bray, 54, of Salina, passed away Monday, July 4, 2016. She was born December 5, 1961 in Salina. She worked as a receptionist for Sunflower Bank for eight years. She was preceded in death by her parents; Kenneth and Sharon (Larson) Brown and her sister; Debbie Thummel. Survivors include her husband, Nick; and son, T.J, of the home; Kimberly was also...
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John Joseph McGreevy

March 3, 1932 - June 16, 2016

John Joseph McGreevy, 84, of Salina, passed away Thursday, June 16, 2016 with his loving family by his side. John was born March 3, 1932 in St. Bridgett, KS to John and Mary (Miller) McGreevy. John retired from the Kansas Department of Transportation after 41years of service, where he was a technical engineer. John was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Emmett McGreevy,...
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Barbara Jo Dooley-Willis

May 2, 1936 - June 3, 2016

Barbara Jo Dooley-Willis was born in Exeter, Missouri to Edith and Cecil Dooley in 1936. Barbara died June 3, 2016, at the age of 80. Barbara and Edward had three children. After the death of Edward, Barbara and the kids moved to Tulsa. Barbara took a job as a Police Dispatcher for Tulsa Police Department. Her final home was in Collinsville, Oklahoma. Barbara is preceded in death by her...
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Tyrek Dalton Gill

May 29, 2016 - May 29, 2016

Tyrek Dalton Gill, of Salina, born and passed away Sunday, May 29, 2016 in Wichita, KS. Tyrek was preceded in death by great grandparents, Clara and Levertis Lowe, James and Ruby Cole and Phoebe Hamilton; aunts, Sheila Easley and Felicia Cole; uncle, DeWitt Wolfert. Tyrek is survived by his parents; Eric Gill and Takeyla Clark, of the home, brother; Nazerr Gill; sisters, Tyrionna Lowe,...
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Vicky Jean Hay

July 8, 1957 - May 27, 2016

Vicki Jean Hay, 58 of Lyons, passed away Friday, May 27, 2016 in Salina. She was born July 8, 1957 in Tabor, Iowa. She was preceded in death by her mother; Twyla Lawrence, her sister; Carla Biessene and her brother; Robin Lawrence. Survivors include her father; Robert E. Lawrence of Lyons, her loving husband of 38 years, Thomas Hay, children; Ginger Brunning of Ellsworth, Thomas (Gabrielle...
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Robert Leon Leiker

September 30, 1922 - May 22, 2016

Robert Leon Leiker, 93, of Salina, passed away, May 22, 2016. He was born September 30, 1922 in Kanopolis, KS. He retired from Crestwood Inc. as a cabinet maker. He was preceded in death by his parents; Adolph and Esther (Beighly) Leiker; His wife, Mae Leiker; sister, Sally Voeltz, and grandson, Jeremy Zimmer Survivors include his children; Diana Ingalsbe, of Destin, FL, Kathy Leiker,...
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Henry Diaz Martinez, Sr.

July 20, 1934 - May 21, 2016

Henry Diaz Martinez Sr., 81, of Salina, danced into Heaven, May 21, 2016. He was born July 20, 1934 in Stamford, TX. Henry was a loyal employee of J.S. Frank Construction for 20 years, as a heavy equipment operator. Henry and Dolores purchased, owned, and operated Dallas Cleaners for 38 years, providing first rate service for their clientele. Henry was preceded in death by his...
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Merce B Martinez

September 24, 1940 - May 17, 2016

Merce B. Martinez, 75, of Salina, passed away May 17, 2016. She was born September 24th, 1940 in Fashing, TX to Antonio and Caridad Benavidez. She retired in 2006 from King Windows in Salina. Her first employer in Salina was Tony's Pizza in 1970. She then took employment for the USD 305 Salina Central High School cafeteria. Following was REMA Bakeware in Salina, Russell Stover's of Abilene...
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Thomas J Jarvis

February 15, 1953 - May 10, 2016

Thomas Jarvis, 63, Salina, KS, passed May 10, 2016. He was born February 15, 1953, also in Salina. Following in his father's footsteps, he worked as a heavy equipment operator for most of his life. He always said he was just a grown up boy who still loved to play in the dirt. He was preceded in death by his parents Donald and Phyllis (Gibson) Jarvis; and his wife, Barbara. ...
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Connie Joyce Corby

May 8, 1948 - May 1, 2016

Connie J. Corby, 67, of Salina, passed away Sunday, May 1, 2016. She was born May 8, 1948 in Roscoe, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents, J. B. and Judy F. (Folmar) Dawson; and brother, David Dawson. Survivors include her daughters, Kristen Becker and Special Friend Wayne Schneider, and Kimberly J. (Shannon) Garrett; brothers, Marvin Dawson, Gary Dawson and Charles Dawson;...
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Mignon Susan Martin

January 24, 1944 - April 29, 2016

Mignon Susan Martin, 72, of Salina, passed away Friday, April 29, 2016. She was born January 24, 1944 in Rochester, MN. She was preceded in death by her parents, John Perry and Mignon Corwin (House) Whitlock; brothers, Raymond and Robert Whitlock; and sister, Mary Wenzel. Survivors include her, children, Mignon M. (Darren) Brown of Manhattan, Derrick C. Martin of Fayetteville, NC, Shawn S....
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Song Mi Horton

February 2, 1961 - April 28, 2016

The angels wept Thursday, April 28, 2016, as Song Mi Horton, 55, of Salina entered the gates of Heaven, leaving behind her beloved husband of nearly 35 years; Danny B. Horton, her only son; Thomas L (Julie) Horton of Salina, and her precious 18 month old granddaughter; Zola Grace Horton and her mother; Chong Hae Su of Salina. Song was born February 5, 1961 in Seoul, Korea to Chong Hae Su and...
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