Our Obituaries

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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Ruth E. Abrams

April 27, 1932 - April 27, 2016

Ruth E. Abrams, 84, of Culver, passed away Wednesday, April 27, 2016. She was born April 27, 1932 in Arkansas City, KS. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Grace (Myers) Barton; husband, Leslie R. Abrams; daughters, Linda Baxter and Anita Johnson; brother, Robert Barton; and sister, Betty Robertson. Survivors include her daughters, Angela Abrams of Culver and Tessa (Patrick...
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Jadin Marie Ellyson

May 14, 1990 - April 26, 2016

Jadin Marie Ellyson, 25, of Missouri, passed away Tuesday, April 26, 2016. She was born May 14, 1990 in Searcy, Arkansas. She is survived by her fathers, Gerald and Doug Ellyson; mother, Julie Johnson; three children, Clara Renae Schmutz, Arabella Ellyson and Aiden Orion Jipson; and siblings, Jastin Ellyson, Jessy Dismukes and Trevor Johnson; She will forever be in our hearts and dearly...
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Janice Marie Lewis

August 16, 1943 - April 18, 2016

Janice M. Lewis, 72, of Salina, passed away Monday, April 18, 2016. She was born August 16, 1943 in Fort Riley, KS. She worked for Salina Regional Health Center in Clerical work for over 40 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Marvin and Beverly (Weaver) Fetter; husband, Robert K. Lewis. Survivors include her sons, Kenneth Lewis and Tod Lewis both of Salina; brother, Marvin...
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Robert G. Goodwin

February 25, 1925 - April 14, 2016

Robert G. Goodwin, 91 of Salina, passed away Thursday, April 14, 2016. He was born February 25, 1925 in Belleville, KS to Robert M. and Mary A. (Nixon) Goodwin, who precede Robert in death. Robert retired from S.W. Bell in 1987 after 40 years of service. Robert started out as a linesman and later to become a teletype repair man. Robert was very proud of his military service, joining...
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Dennis P. King

April 6, 1947 - April 6, 2016

Dennis P. King, 69, of Salina, passed away Wednesday, April 6, 2016 with his family by his side. Dennis was born April 6, 1947 in Monett, MO to Paul and Betty (Branham) King, whom precede him in death. He was a lifelong machinist in his own business; High Velocity Cams, and had never really retiring. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his sister, Carol Booker. Survivors...
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Fern Marie Klameth

December 2, 1931 - March 29, 2016

Fern Marie Klameth was born Dec. 2, 1931 in Westphalia, Kansas to Clarence & Frieda Henkle. She married James Klameth, Jr. on June 12, 1949 in Ellsworth, Kansas. She passed away on March 29, 2016 at the age of 84. Fern lived in Salina, Kansas around 60 years, attending Trinity Lutheran Church until she moved to Edmond, OK and attended Holy Trinity Lutheran Church until her death. She was...
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Bonnie R. Long

June 30, 1936 - March 28, 2016

Bonnie R. Long, 79, of Salina, passed away Monday, March 28, 2016. She was born June 30, 1936 in Topeka, KS. Bonnie retired from Salina Regional Health Center as an RN after 38 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy L. and Norma R. (Clark) Fritz; brother, Daniel G. Fritz; and half-sister, Naida (Morris) Rake. Survivors include her loving husband of 60 years; Gaylen L. Long...
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Ilene Edna Rice

April 9, 1933 - March 26, 2016

Ilene E. Rice, 82, of Salina, passed away Saturday, March 26, 2016. She was born April 9, 1933 in Ottawa, Kansas. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Dora (Rush) Glenn; and a sister, Peggy Hobbs. Survivors include her children, Tina (Brian) Hamilton and Debbie Harman, both of Salina, Cindy Goff of Topeka, and Toni (Greg) Thompson of Bastrop, Texas; her sister, Della...
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Sandra Joann Miller

May 6, 1952 - March 14, 2016

Sandra J. Miller, 63, of Salina, passed away Monday, March 14, 2016. She was born May 6, 1952 in Abilene, KS. She worked for Josten Artex for 9 years. She was preceded in death by her mother, Esther Mae (Rider) Enger; sister-in-law, Kelle Enger, and brother-in-law, Charles Keating; Survivors include her loving husband of 45 years, Thomas W. Miller, Jr. of the home; father, Sanford J....
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Freda Froelich Maher

July 22, 1920 - March 13, 2016

Freda Froelich Maher, 95, of Fort Scott, KS, longtime resident of Salina passed away March 13, 2016. She was born July 22, 1920 in Abilene, KS. She was a farmer & business owner. She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Estella (Amann) Froelich; her husband Leo Maher; brothers, FM and Loring Froelich; and one twin sister Fern Muller. Survivors include her nieces, Pauline...
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Lois Ann Venable

May 10, 1943 - March 10, 2016

Lois Ann Venable, 72 of Assaria, passed away Thursday, March 10, 2016. She was born May 10, 1943 in Blacksburg, Virginia. She had worked as a nurse for White Cross Nursing Home. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband; Jerry Venable in 2002. Survivors include her 3 sons, Charles F (Angie) Venable of Ostrander, OH., Robert L. (Deanna) Venable of Greeley, CO. and William...
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Anna Carol Little

July 19, 1929 - March 3, 2016

Anna "Carol" Little, 86, passed away Thursday March 3rd, 2016 at Heritage Health Care, Chanute KS. She was born July 19th, 1929 to Rex and Beulah McKibben in Ponca City, OK. Carol was united in marriage to Jack Wesley Little September 19th 1948 in Winfield, KS. She was a beloved mother to their two children, Jacqueline and Michael. As a family they enjoyed life in many states throughout...
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Ruby Jane Fox

March 24, 1943 - February 25, 2016

Ruby J. Fox, 72, of Salina, passed away on Thursday, February 25, 2016 at Windsor Estates with her loving family by her side. Ruby was born March 24, 1943 to Hubert C. and Hulda F. (Killman) Tiemeyer at their home along with her beloved twin sister Ruth. She was baptized April 15, 1943 in Clay Center, KS at the home of her grandparents by Rev. George Lehenbauer. She was confirmed April 14...
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Keree'on Lee Hargrove

October 9, 2012 - February 24, 2016

To donate toward Keree'on's funeral expenses through Paypal, click on the link below. Donations may also be brought to Roselawn, 1920 E. Crawford, Salina. DONATE TO THE FAMILY Keree'on Hargrove, 3, of Salina, passed away Wednesday, February 24, 2016. He was born October 9, 2012 in Garden City, KS. Survivors include his mother, Shardyna Johnson; father, Tyron Hargrove; siblings, Heaven...
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Robert Allan Stockamp

August 31, 1945 - February 23, 2016

Robert A. Stockamp, 70, Salina, passed away Tuesday, February 23, 2016. He was born August 31, 1945 in Salina. Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Betty (Wilson) Stockamp and son, Barry Stockamp. Survivors include his wife, Janene Stockamp; son, Ward Stockamp; sister; Bonnie (Bob) Hansen and two grandchildren, Zachary and Wryder Stockamp. Memorial services will be...
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Pauline "Bea" Rodriguez

April 28, 1938 - January 31, 2016

Pauline "Bea" Rodriguez, 77, of Salina, passed away Sunday, January 31, 2016. She was born April 28, 1938 in Kanopolis, KS. She was employed several years by the county and state. Pauline was an active member with her local and Hispanic churches. She did ministry work at the Ellsworth prison, a mission to the Dominican Republic and ministry outreach to those in need. She held state...
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Mark Clyde Metz

February 23, 1950 - January 20, 2016

Mark Clyde Metz, 65, of Plainville, KS passed away Wednesday, January 20, 2016. He was born February 23, 1950 in Omaha, NE. Mark retired from Cars Counselors in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, as a car salesman in 1997. He was preceded in death by his parents, Betty and Cecil Metz; and grandparents, Carl and Iolyne Richards; and his brother, Jay Metz. He is survived by his wife, Margaret; sister,...
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Doris Annette Waeldin

June 20, 1919 - January 10, 2016

Doris A. Waeldin, of Wichita, passed away Sunday, January 6, 2016. She was born in Peabody, KS to Dr. M.L. and Mary Brakebill. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Wilber; and her husband of 49 years, Maurice E. Waeldin; and one sister, Mary (Orville) Walker of Independence, MO; Doris and Maurice made their home in Salina, KS where she was a homemaker and he a grain...
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Julieann Rairdon

May 12, 1949 - January 6, 2016

Julieann Rairdon, 66, of Salina, passed away Wednesday, January 06, 2016. She was born May 12, 1949 in Everett, WA. She was self-employed as a CNA. She was preceded in death by her parents, Maurice and Nancy; son, Shannon; brothers, Doug, Tim and Kevin; and granddaughter, Alyssa. Survivors include her husband, Gary; son, Donavon and his fiancé and best friend Laurie; Sisters, Sherri,...
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John "Jack" Bailey

August 21, 1950 - January 5, 2016

John "Jack" Kendall Bailey, III, 65 of Wichita, passed away Tuesday, January 5, 2016. He was born August 21, 1950 in Oak Park, Illinois. He worked Star Lumber as a saw operator for 15 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, John K. and Joan Bailey, II; Survivors include his wife, Kristina (Tina) Bailey of the home; daughters, Corie Tarello and fiancé Michael of Mulvane, and...
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Alfa Gene Brockelman

September 14, 1937 - December 26, 2015

Alfa G. Brockelman, Sr., 78, of Salina, passed away Saturday, December 26, 2015. He was born September 14, 1937 in Salina. He worked for Koch Truck Line as a transport driver for over 10 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde and Irene (Lindermuth) Brockelman; wife, Thelma D. Brockelman; sons, Dan and Tom Green; grandsons, Michael Kyler and Ronald Bacon; brothers, Alvin,...
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Margarete W Harrison

November 6, 1933 - December 17, 2015

Margarete W. Harrison, 82, of Salina, passed away Thursday, December 17, 2015. She was born November 6, 1933 in Darmstadt, Germany. She was a school bus driver before retiring in 1995. She was preceded in death by her parents, Fredrich and Katharina (Katzenmayer) Vollhardt; one brother, Claus D. Vollhardt. Survivors include her loving husband of 52 years, Marvin Harrison; five children,...
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Patricia Jean Dayen

August 22, 1937 - December 13, 2015

Patricia Jean Dayen, 78, of Salina, passed away Sunday, December 13, 2015. She was born August 22, 1937 in Oakland, CA. She worked as a clerk for the San Bernardino County Hospital before retiring in 1999. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Amy (Ash) Graham, her husband, Theodore Dayen and her son, Robert Dayen. Survivors include her son, Stephen (Linda) of Klamath...
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Leona "Nona" Madeline Malone

May 23, 1925 - December 13, 2015

Leona "Nona" Madeline Malone, 90, a longtime resident of Salina, died Sunday the 13th of December at Ashbury Park, Newton, KS. Nona was born May 23, 1925 in Junction City, KS to Robert and Madeline Steele. She graduated from Junction City High School in 1943. She married Gene Malone, her high school sweetheart, on July 29, 1944 in Santa Ana, California. After World War II they lived in...
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Berniece Marie Keehner

September 28, 1933 - December 10, 2015

Berniece Marie Keehner, 82, of Salina, passed away Thursday, December 10, 2015. She was born September 28, 1933 outside of Ellsworth, KS. She worked for USD 305, as the head cook for 30 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Georgia (Hoffman) Campbell; husband, Karl Keehner; daughter-in-law, Pamela Keehner (Kenneth); six brothers, Jack, Marvin, Charles, Kenneth, and...
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Linda Louise Butler-Woods

August 5, 1940 - December 8, 2015

Linda Louise Butler-Woods, 75 of Salina, passed away, Tuesday, December 8, 2015. She was born August 5, 1940 in Hebron, Nebraska. She worked for Dillard's in Salina for 12 years as a sales clerk. She was preceded in death by her father; Harold G. Richardson, her first husband; Robert E. Butler, a son; Tod E. Butler and a granddaughter; Hailey Butler. Survivors include her mother;...
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Loretta Annette Troxel

September 19, 1968 - December 4, 2015

Loretta A. Troxel, 47, of Salina, passed away Friday, December 4, 2015. She was born September 19, 1968 in in Chanute, KS. Loretta left behind her brother, Harold Felkins; sister, Tammy Felkins Waller; five children, Brett Troxel, Brittany Troxel Delzell, Kirk Troxel, Kayla Troxel and James Troxel; and nine grandchildren, Raquel, Dade, Tanner, Lily, Bailey, Maddison, Braxton, Maya and Rylan. ...
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Roberta Evelyn Bowden

May 27, 1927 - November 28, 2015

Roberta Evelyn Bowden, 88, of Salina, passed away (Saturday, Nov 28, 2015. She was born May 27, 1927 in Brookfield, N.H. She worked for Salina Asbury Hospital before retiring in housekeeping. She was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Robert L. Bowden, her mother and father, Myrtle (Libby) and Raymond Cate; brother, Harry M. Cate; 3 sisters, Edith Horne, Phyliss Menard, and...
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Glen Everett Eaton

June 26, 1928 - November 27, 2015

Dr. Glen Everett Eaton, 87, of Salina, passed away Friday, November 27, 2015. He was born June 26, 1928 on a farm in Logan County, KS, to Benjamin Everett and Velma Frances (Miller) Eaton. Dr. Eaton and the love of his life, Pauline Lorrine Jennings were married February 3, 1950 in Hunter, KS. Dr. Eaton graduated from Kansas Wesleyan University in 1950 and from the University Of Kansas...
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