• Garden City

    Alvin Johnston

    Dighton- Alvin C. Johnston, 84, died on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at Scott County Hospital in Scott City. He was born on December 3, 1934 in Lane County the son of James Clark & Bessie Gladys (Edmundson) Johnston. He married Janie Wilson on February 3, 1968 at Dighton. She died on July 9, 2013. Alvin graduated from Dighton High School in 1953. He attended the farm management program at Kansas State University. He then served in the United States Army and was stationed in California. After his discharge he returned to the family farm and was a lifelong farmer- stockman. He was a member of the United Methodist Church, Kansas…

  • Garden City

    Joel Salazar

    Joel Salazar, 31, died February 16, 2019 at the University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, Kansas. He was born February 25, 1987 in Garden City, Kansas, the son of Nora (Vega) & Jesus Salazar. Joel was raised in Garden City and graduated from Garden City High School. He was a talented pool and softball player, enjoyed listening to country music and rooting for the Denver Broncos. His kind heart and smile will be missed by his friends, family, significant other, and his beloved “Oso”. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Ramon Benita (Griego) Vega and paternal grandparents, Jose & Romalda (Ibarra ) Salazar. Survivors include His…

  • Atchison,  Effingham,  Nortonville

    Courtney Underwood, III

    Courtney Newlin Underwood, III, 66, of Atchison, KS died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019 at his home surround by his family. Funeral services will be 11:00 AM on Wednesday, Feb. 20th, at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home with Rev. Matt Broxterman officiating. Burial will follow in the Alderson Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 9:30 to 11:00 am on Wednesday at the funeral home. Casual attire is requested for attendance at the service. Memorial contributions are suggested to the music department at St. Benedict’s Grade School or for the Alderson Cemetery and they may be sent in care of the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be left online at…

  • Atchison,  Effingham,  Nortonville

    Martha Kelley

    Martha Ann Kelley, 72, of Atchison, KS formerly of Kansas City, died on Sat. Feb. 16, 2019 at the Country Square Care Home, St. Joseph, MO Funeral services will be 2:30 pm on Wednesday, Feb. 20th, 2019 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home with Rev. Joseph Hansen, Pastor of the Carol Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Vernon Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, Feb. 19th at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Carol Baptist Church or the Mt. Vernon Cemetery and may be sent in care of the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be…

  • Parsons

    Macy Ann Carson

    Macy Ann Carson, 75, former longtime Parsons resident, passed away at her home in Lake Charles, Louisiana, on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019.

  • Kansas City

    Benoyd Ellison

    Benoyd Ellison Kansas City Reflection of The Life of Benoyd Myers “Butch” Ellison “Love Thy Neighbor As Thyself” “Butch” was born at home on April 20, 1939 in Kansas City, Kansas to Benoyd and Margaret Soto Myers.  To this union two sons, Benoyd “Butch” Myers and Nolen Myers were born.  Later Margaret married Tavern Ellison who adopted both boys giving them the Ellison name. Growing up in Kansas City, Kansas Butch and brother, Nolen explored their… Reflection of The Life of Benoyd…

  • Lyons,  Sterling

    Charlene Marie Lawson

    Charlene Marie Lawson Charlene Marie (Downing) Lawson, 87, of Los Gatos, California, formerly of Little River, Kansas, passed away February 12, 2019 at Redwood Cove Healthcare Center in Ukiah, CA. She was born on December 26, 1931 in Little River, Kansas, the daughter of Cecil Burdette and Bernice LaRue (Smith) Downing. She graduated from Little River High School with the class of 1950, and later received her Registered Nursing Degree from Grace Hospital School of Nursing in Hutchison, Kansas…

  • Wellington

    June Lucille Hearlson

    June Lucille Hearlson September 9, 1930 – February 15, 2019 June Lucille Hearlson, of Wellington, Kansas, died Friday, February 15, 2019 at Botkin Care and Rehab in Wellington, Kan… View Details  |  Send Flowers

  • Pratt County

    Walter “Gerald” Bales, d. Feb. 14, 2019

    PRATT, KANSAS — Walter “Gerald” Bales, 82, passed away Thursday, February 14, 2019 at Pratt Rehabilitation and Residence Center. He was born June 29, 1936 in rural Iuka to Walter Gaston and Ruth (Toland) Bales. He married Lula Joyce (Lambright) Bales on June 2, 1958 in Greenville, Illinois. She survives. Gerald was a lifetime resident of rural Iuka. He attended the Free Methodist Church in Pratt. He was in the United States Navy. He was a lifetime farmer and loved […]

  • Pratt County

    Eddie “Thumper’ Tharp, d. Feb. 14, 2019

    Eddie Tharp “Thumper”, 71, passed away Thursday, February 14, 2019 at Kansas Heart Hospital in Wichita. He was born August 14, 1947 to Raymond Lee and Doris Dovie (Smith) Tharp in Deport, Texas. On June 28, 1969, he married Jean Marie (Brady) Tharp.  She survives.Thumper served on Township 12 Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department for more than 20 years. He was a member of Kilwinning Masonic Lodge #265. He was the owner/operator of Central Glass. He was an avid bowler for […]

  • Pratt County

    Larry G. Ruckle, d. Feb. 14, 2019

    CUNNINGHAM — Larry G. Ruckle, 78, died February 14, 2019, at his home in Cunningham. He was born March 20, 1940, the son of Everett and Elsie Foust Ruckle Hergert, and step-father G.L. “Bill” Hergertt. A longtime resident of the Cunningham community, he retired from the U.S. Postal Service after thirty-six years of service.Larry was a member of the United Methodist Church; the Pratt Lodge A.F.&A.M., the Scottish Rite Bodies, the Pratt Shrine Club, and the […]

  • Garden City

    Gilberto Cruz

    Gilberto Cruz “Mexican Joe,” 85, died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, at the Kearny County Hospital in Lakin.He was born Feb. 4, 1934, in Providencia, Durango, Mexico, to Jorge Cruz and Margarita Chavez.He married Ignacia Ramirez on Feb. 10, 1953, in Cd Juarez, Mexico. They later moved to Leviland Texas in 1967 and later to the Garden City/Deerfield area. He had worked as a cowboy for most of his adult life.He was preceded in death by his wife, Ignacia Cruz; […]

  • Salina

    Andrea M. Gibson

    ABILENE — Andrea M. “Andy” Gibson, 56, of Abilene, died Thursday, February 14, 2019, at the University of Kansas Health System, Kansas City. Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home, Abilene, is handling arrangements.

  • Salina

    James Edgar Haley

    James Edgar Haley, 82, of Salina, passed away Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, at Salina Regional Health Center. James was born in Salina, May 22, 1936, a son of the late Virginia N and Isaac J. Haley. James married Martha Ann (Armstrong) Haley, Feb. 22, 1957, in Aurora, Colo. He worked in food service for the Army and Air Force Exchange at various times and places, and retired after 35 years.Survivors include: daughter, Tamela Sue Sitbon (Richard) of Palmer, Alaska; son, James E. […]

  • Salina

    Terry Osgood

    HAHNBILLE, La. — Terry Osgood, 81, formerly of Lincoln, Kan., passed away Feb. 8, 2019, at the home of his granddaughter, Riki Zammit, in Louisiana, where he has lived the past four years. He was born Aug. 17, 1937, in Minneapolis, Minn., to Robert and Louise Osgood.He is survived by: daughters, Teri Brown and Barbara Bergman; sons, Michael and Timothy Osgood; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and siblings, Ruth and Donald Osgood. He was preceded in death by his wife, […]

  • Salina

    Ned Devine Norris

    PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico — Ned Devine Norris, 82, passed away Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. Ned was born in Topeka, Kan., Dec. 25, 1936, to the late Edna Lee (Gutsch) and Devine Arthur Norris. Survivors include: daughters, Cynthia Norris of Albuquerque, N.M., and Amanda Gould (Mick) of Corpus Christi, Texas; son, Kevin Norris (Tammy Stramel) of Salina; and grandchildren, Rachel Norris, Erik Norris, Emma Norris, Brett Norris, Eulee Gould, and Dagney Gould. He was […]

  • Salina

    Bernard Joseph Donovan

    NORTON — Bernard “Ben” Joseph Donovan, 94, passed away Feb. 14, 2019, at his home. He was born March 27, 1924, to Leo and Helen (O’Conner) Donovan. He married Wava Shaw, May 12, 1944.  Survivors: son, Patrick Donovan (Linda) of Norton; daughter, Carol Leighton (David) of Wichita; sister, Mary Jean Mueller (Larry); six grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; caregiver and friend, Bobbie Stewart; and other relatives and […]

  • Salina

    Johnnie L. Mosher

    CONCORDIA — Johnnie L. Mosher, 100, passed away Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. He was born Dec. 5, 1918, to William and Lula (Winegar) Mosher. He married June L. Swihart in 1939. Johnnie was a U.S. Navy WWII veteran.Survivors: sons, Michael Mosher (Barbara), and Lynn Mosher (Patty) all of Concordia; daughter, Janice Beneda (Gary) of Sunrise Beach, Mo.; brother, Gene Mosher (JoAnn); 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. […]

  • Salina

    Angela M. Whitman

    BENNINGTON — Angela M. Whitman, 74, of Bennington, passed away Feb. 15, 2019. Wilson Family Funeral Home, Minneapolis, is handling arrangements. 

  • Salina

    Julie Ann Jensen

    MORGANVILLE — Julie Ann Jensen, 56, passed away Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, in Manhattan. She was born April 13, 1962, in San Diego, to Terry Neil Turpening and Donna Stone. She married Jimmy Jensen, Feb. 28, 2007, in Clay Center. Survivors include: her children, Amber Reynolds (Ricky) of Lincolnton, N.C., Kaytie Roughton (Jeremy) of Wichita, Jeremy Jensen of Morganville, and Jamie Jensen of Clay Center; four grandchildren; sisters, Kathy Walke, Audrey […]

  • Salina

    Amelia Kathryn Kaiser

    GRAINFIELD — Amelia Kathryn “Emma” Kaiser, 90, passed away Feb. 13, 2019. Emma was born April 20, 1928, to Adam and Kathryn (Zimmerman) Hartman. She married George Kaiser, Aug. 28, 1950.Survivors: children, David (Louella) of WaKeeney, Norma Weber (Tom) of Grainfield, Alan (Phyllis) of Grainfield and Duane (Karen) of Littleton, Colo.; and grandchildren, Lee, Adam, Eric, Ryan, Janneke, Ty, Alexandra, and Dylan; and five great- […]

  • Salina

    Mary Catherine Wellbrock

    BROKEN ARROW, Okla. — Mary Catherine “Kay” Wellbrock, 81, formerly of Hays, Kan., passed away Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, at Select Specialty Hospital in Tulsa. She was born Dec. 15, 1937, to Louis and Louise (Leikam) Wellbrock.Survivors: husband, Dave; brother, Richard “Dick” Wellbrock (Kim) of Hays; many nephews, nieces, great-nephews, great-nieces, great-great-nephews, and great-great-nieces.Preceded in death […]

  • Ottawa


    Troy L. Evans, 54, passed away suddenly and naturally at home on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, and went to be with the Lord.A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, at the Community Foursquare Chapel, Ottawa, Kansas.Troy was born July 24, 1964, in Paola, Kansas, to Lawrence and Connie Evans.Throughout his life, Troy loved playing baseball, football, working out, fishing, was an avid bowler and enjoyed family vacations. He loved spending time with […]

  • Ottawa


    John R. Milton, 82, of Nokomis, Florida, passed away on Feb. 14, 2019.Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18., at Farley Funeral Home, Venice Chapel. A funeral service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, at Grace United Methodist Church. The Illinois services will be 12:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 at Burnett-Dane Funeral Home, 120 W. Park Ave., Libertyville, Illinois with visitation from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Burial is 1:30 p.m. at Lakeside Cemetery. The family requests […]