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    Barbara Coleen Comfort

    Barbara Coleen (Werhan) Comfort, 86, of Salina, passed away peacefully Sept. 19, 2019, at her home. Coleen was born Oct. 7, 1932, to Jeanne and Glenn Werhan, at her parent’s home in Bennington.She was a perpetual “beacon in the night” for her five children, Steven Comfort, Gregory Comfort, Sheryl Alsbury, Charles “Brent” Comfort and Troy Comfort.She is survived by her five children; brother, Larry Werhan (Carolyn); niece, Cindy Compeau; nephews, Rod and Craig […]

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    Diane Alice Weddington

    Diane Alice (Justus) Weddington, 72, of Salina, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, at Kenwood View Health and Rehabilitation Center under hospice care. She was born April 7, 1947, to Eunice (Wheeler) and William Wade Justus in Lawrence. Diane grew up in Hill City, with her three sisters. She attended Fort Hays State University, where she excelled in graphic arts. She used that talent during her career in an independent advertising agency, as well as […]

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    Angela Annette Abrams

    CULVER — Angela Annette “Angie” Abrams, 57, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. She was born Aug. 22, 1962, in Salina.Angie is survived by her brother, Terry Abrams (Cindy) of Culver; sister, Tessa O’Brien (Pat) of Salina; sons, Kevin, Christopher and Colt Hardesty; daughter, Lindsey Holub (Jamey); and five grandchildren whom she loved dearly; and married in the eyes of God to Steve Reed.Angie was preceded in death by […]

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    Petronella “Nellie” McMahon

    GILTNER, Neb. — Petronella Leola “Nellie” (Bader) McMahon, 93, of Giltner, died Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, at CHI St. Francis Medical Center in Grand Island.Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 25, at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Grand Island, with the Rev. James Golka officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery, Giltner.Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, at St. […]

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    Carolyn R. Elder

    OVERLAND PARK — Carolyn R. Elder, 73, of Overland Park, died Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019. Carolyn was born Aug. 29, 1946, in Wichita, the daughter of Samuel R. and Betty L. Elder.She was a graduate of Sacred Heart College with a bachelor’s degree in education, and Kansas State University with a master’s in children’s special education. She worked for the U.S. Postal Service for more than 35 years.Carolyn was a member of Queen of the […]

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    Mary D. Mead

    RUSSELL — Mary D. Mead, 103, of Russell, died Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019. Mary was born Jan. 15, 1916, in Johnston, R.I., to Germano and Anastasia (Girardi) Torrice.Survived by: sons, Stephen Mead, of Hesston, Allen Mead (Sandy), of Kismet, and Mark Mead (Patty), of Russell; daughter, Jackie Brown (Kevin), of Oberlin; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and sister, Yolanda DePalo.Visitation will be 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, […]

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    Stella Marie Vonfeldt

    AURORA, Colo. — Stella Marie Vonfeldt, 90, of Aurora, passed away Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019. She was born Jan. 1, 1929, in Antonino, Kan., to Joseph J. and Anna (Speier) Dechant.Survivors include her children, Sherry Estrello, of Aurora, Neal VonFeldt, of Westminster, and Greg VonFeldt, of Sullivan, Ind.; siblings, Mabel Reidel, of Walker, and Walter Dechant, of Hays; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two great-great- […]

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    Monroe Lyle Funk

    HESSTON — Monroe Lyle Funk, 85, most recently of Hesston, passed away Sept. 12, 2019 in Wichita. Monroe and his wife Carol (Muller) lived in Salina since 2002 before moving to Schowalter Villa in Hesston. He was born Sept. 23, 1933, at Hillsboro, to Benjamin and Esther (Leppke) Funk.He is survived by: his wife, Carol, of Hesston; son, Brad Funk (Sharon) of Colby; daughters, Bev Friesen (Joel) of Wichita, and Deb Brubacher (Dale) of Hesston; eight grandchildren; one […]

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    Michael Paul Ouderkirk

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. — Michael Paul Ouderkirk, 64, passed away Sept. 16, 2019 in El Paso, Texas. He was born Sept. 28, 1954 in Hays, Kan., to Milton and Nona (Bouchey) Ouderkirk.  He served in the U.S. Navy. Mike married Susie Whelpley (Eichstaedt) in 2014 after a seven-year partnership.Mike is survived by: his wife, Susie Eichstaedt Ouderkirk; children, Layla Migliori, of Perry, Utah, Joni Sanchez, of Price, Utah, Charles Ouderkirk of Salt Lake City, […]

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    Virginia Lee Hooper

    BOGUE — Virginia Lee Hooper, 88, of Bogue, Kan., passed away Friday, Sept. 20, 2019 at her home.  Stinemetz Funeral Home, Hill City, is handling arrangements.

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    Alice M. Heckethorn

    MCPHERSON — Alice M. Heckethorn, 84, passed away Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019. She was born June 20, 1935, to H.J. and Calista Kerneghan. She married Harry Heckethorn Jr. June 6, 1959.Survivors: children, Susan Heckethorn of Los Alamos, N.M., Dale Heckethorn of Cheney, Dean Heckethorn of Salina, and Judy Noller (Don) of Marion; grandchildren, Lauren Heckethorn (Jack), Brant Heckethorn (Christina Beckwith), Erin Heckethorn (Adam Miltner), […]

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    Ashley Ann Hudson

    LINDSBORG — Ashley Ann Hudson, 29, formerly of McPherson, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019. Ashley was born April 25, 1990, to Bruce Erwin and Rebecca “Becky” D. (North) Hudson.Survivors include: her mother, Rebecca “Becky” Hudson of Lindsborg; brother, Zachary Hudson of Wichita; grandmother, Mary North of Lindsborg; aunt, Cynthia “Cyndy” North of Hamilton, N.J.; and cherished friend, Eric Peterson of […]

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    Donald Lee Coleman

    RUSSELL — Donald Lee Coleman, 60, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019. Donald was born Nov. 17, 1958 to Robert and Sharon (Jones) Coleman. He married Tina Raye Grubbs, Aug. 20, 2016 in Russell.  Survivors: his wife, Tina; sons, Donnie Coleman (Kalena), and Stephan Coleman (Cassie) both of Russell; daughter, Stacey Holley (Dungan) of Hays; stepson, Tom Hinds (Chelsey) of Oklahoma City, Okla.; stepdaughter, Lyndie Murillo (Michael) of Oklahoma City, […]

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    Betty Dixon

    SUPERIOR, Neb. — Betty Dixon, 52, passed away Sept. 17, 2019, in Omaha. She was born Aug, 13, 1967, in Beloit, Kan., to Philip and Margean (Mills) Garcia. She married James Dixon in June of 1997.Survivors: her husband James; children, Lisa Garcia of Belvidere, Quentin Colwell (Kim) of Hastings, Willie Simkins Jr., of Superior, Weslee Dixon (Ashley) of Superior, and Tasha Imler of Hastings; brother, Ronald Garcia of Salina; and 10 grandchildren: Anhelica, […]

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    Haerle L. Bergman

    MINNEAPOLIS — Haerle L. Bergman, 91, of Minneapolis, Kan., passed away Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019. Wilson Family Funeral Home, Minneapolis is handling arrangements.  

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    Ralph Leon Larson

    LINDSBORG — Ralph Leon Larson, 94, passed away peacefully at home, with his son, Laird, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, where he had lived for the past seven years. Ralph was born Feb. 14, 1925, in Tucson, Ariz., to Elmer and Anna (Blomgren) Larson.He was a proficient trombone player early in his life, and gave the first solo in the band shell at Swensson Park. He also played in the Messiah Oratorio Orchestra. Ralph attended Bethany College. After his second year, he enlisted in the U. […]

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    Robert Daise

    GOODLAND — Robert “Bob” Daise, 92, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019 at Topside Manor. He was born Oct. 17, 1926 to George and Frances Daise.He enlisted in the Maritime Service in 1944 and served on active duty until 1961.Survivors: his brother, Father Richard; sister-in-law, Caroline Daise; and many nephews, nieces, and other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by: his parents; brothers, Eugene and Francis Theodore; and sister, Kathryn Fay (Jack). […]

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    Amy M. Morehead

    BELLEVILLE — Amy M. Morehead, 86, of Belleville, Kan., passed away Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019.  Tibbetts-Fischer Funeral Home, Belleville, is handling arrangements.

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    Marlin Dale Smith

    KENSINGTON — Marlin Dale Smith, 77, of Kensington, Kan., passed away Sept. 5, 2019 in Smith Center.  Simmons-Rentschler Mortuary, Smith Center, is handling arrangements.

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    Lila Marie Atwell

    NORTON — Lila Marie (German) Atwell, 88, passed away Sept. 15, 2019 in Salina. She was born Aug. 1, 1931 to Delmar and Birdie (Neff) German, in Glen Elder. Lila married Leroy Atwell, Sept. 7, 1952. Survivors: daughter, Linda Ziegler (Ken) of Oakley; sons, Leon (Treva) of Norton, and Lance (Christine) of Garner, Iowa; five grandchildren, Amber (Russ Wolters). Brett (Kylie Shoemaker), Leron, Kallie, and Lindsey, and three great grandchildren, Elizabeth, […]

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    William Vinton Weaverling

    William Vinton Weaverling, 85, of Salina, passed away due to pulmonary fibrosis, Sept. 17, 2019. Bill was born in Johnstown, Penn., Sept. 14, 1934, the son of William and Florence (Lohr) Weaverling. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran.Bill is survived by: his wife, Betty; brother, Richard (Mary) of Johnstown, Penn.; son, William Doug (Rebekah) of Salina; daughter, Lori Preston of Longmont, Colo.; stepsons, Dr. Garrick Rettele (Mary) of Coffeyville, […]

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    Richard Benton Hayes

    ATWOOD — Richard Benton Hayes,  80, passed away Sept. 17, 2019. Rich was born March 28, 1939, C. A. “Jack” and Virda Hayes. He married Janice Kay Vernon, Aug. 13, 1960. Rich owned and operated the Atwood Sale Barn.Survivors: his wife Janice; daughters, Machelle Brown (Ron) and Melissa McCoy (Mike); son, Rocky Hayes (Lisa); eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister, Carolyn Sue Hayes of Colby; brother, Chester Hayes (Nina) of […]

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    Donald Clayton McClelland

    NORTON — Donald Clayton McClelland,79, passed away Sept. 17, 2019 at his home. He was born Feb. 22, 1940 to Orland and Eunice (Jarvis) McClelland. Don married Phyllis Marlene Vanover, Sept. 23, 1962. He served in the Kansas Army National Guard,Survivors: daughter, Robin Rutland (Russ) of Charlotte, N.C.; his significant other, Rita Ham, of Hastings, Neb. along with her daughter and granddaughter, Amber Ham and Alexis Ham; sister, Darlene Paynter; and other […]

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    Edna M. McCall

    BAVARIA — Edna M. McCall, 91, of Bavaria, Kan., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. Ryan Mortuary, Salina, is handling arrangements.  

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    Charles Leslie Hanson

    TOPEKA — Rev. Charles Leslie Hanson, 96, formerly of Axtell, passed away Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019 at St. Francis Campus, Topeka. Visitation will be from noon until 8 p.m., Monday, Sept. 23, at Axtell-Landreth Funeral Home, Axtell, with the family receiving friends 5-8 p.m. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24 at Salem Lutheran Church, Axtell, with burial in the church cemetery. A memorial fund is established and will […]

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    Beverly Jeane Davis

    Beverly Jeane (Lethem) Davis, 72, of Salina, passed away peacefully at her home  Sept. 15, 2019.  Bev was born to Bill and Vera Lethem, Oct. 27, 1946.Bev attended District 4 Country School, Glade Grade School and graduated from Phillipsburg High School in 1964. Bev attended Fort Hays State University and graduated with a B.S. in Education from Kansas State University. She taught 8th grade English at Salina South Junior High, retiring in 1990. She enjoyed writing […]

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    Jason L. Monty

    SIMPSON — Jason L. Monty, 45, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, at the Mitchell County Hospital.Survivors include: his wife, Becky; son, Austin; parents, Doug and Dee Monty of Beloit; brother, Jeff of Beloit; and mother-in-law, Berta Lou Siegrist.Visitation will be 1-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, at Roberts Family Funeral Home.Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at Beloit First Christian Church. […]

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    Winifred Scarrow

    Mrs. Winifred (Arnold) Scarrow, 82, of Salina, passed away Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, of natural causes. She was born Dec. 31, 1936 in Monte Vista, Colo. the daughter of Wilfred and Jessie Arnold of Eskridge, Kan. She lived the past 36 years in Salina. Winnie worked 34 years as a manager for a courier company, retiring in 2012. She is survived by: daughter, Ronda Kraus of Marion; son, Eric Sommer of Solomon; sister, Margret Velharticky of Topeka; four grandchildren; […]

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    Barbara G. Rietcheck

    HOXIE — Barbara G. (Bange) Rietcheck, 86, passed away Sept. 17, 2019. She was born April 28, 1933 to Joseph Herman and Anna Mary (Schwarz) Bange.  She married Alfred John Rietcheck, Aug. 25, 1956.Survivors: husband, Alfred; 11 sons, Donald, Ronald, Gerald (Cynthia), David (Lori), Daniel (Charlene), Roger (LaDonna), Gregory (Kriste), Terrance, Richard, Andrew (Denise), and Brian Rietcheck; 26 grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; two brothers; and two sisters. […]

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    Leta Dameron

    BELOIT —  Leta Dameron, 94, passed away Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, at Mitchell County Hospital. Survivors include: her sons, Tom and Bob; daughter, Pam Fogo; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.Visitation will be 1-8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, with family present 6-7:30 p.m. at Roberts Family Funeral Home, Beloit.Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at Roberts […]

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    Helen Elizabeth Holston

    CLAY CENTER — Memorial Services for Helen Elizabeth Holston, 93, will be at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 18, 2019 at the Clay Center Presbyterian, with visitation prior. Mrs. Holston passed away Sept. 15. Neill-Schwensen-Rook Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

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    Phyllis Trautwein

    CLAY CENTER — Graveside services for Phyllis Trautwein, 89, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019 at Greenwood Cemetery, Herb Mugler will officiate. Celebration of Life luncheon will follow at the Family Life Center at the United Methodist Church. Family and friends are welcome to attend.  Phyllis Trautwein, 89, passed away July 20, 2019. Memorial contributions may be given to: the Clay Center Zoo, Clay County Animal Rescue and […]

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    Scott Kimbrough

    GREEN — Scott Kimbrough, 62, passed away Sept. 6, 2019. He was born Nov. 5, 1956 to Leon and Cheryl (Dugan) Kimbrough. Scott was raised in Kansas City. He married Nancy Lund, April 17, 1982.Survivors: wife, Nancy; mother, Cheryl Kimbrough; sons, Aaron Kimbrough, Caleb Kimbrough, Micah Kimbrough, and Jeremy Lund; four grandchildren; and sisters, Susan Ford, Kally Bryant and Laurie Carter.  Preceded in death by: his father; and a grandson, Emri. […]

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    Lenora Mae Blaylock

    COPPELL, Texas — Lenora Mae Blaylock, 100, formerly of Mankato, Kan., passed away Sept. 12, 2019 in Coppell. Lenora was born Feb. 6, 1919 to Steve and Maggie Wilkins. She married Wayne Blaylock, March 14, 1940. To this union two children were born, Sharon Lynn and Arden Lyle. Lenora’s daughter, Sharon, passed away unexpectedly just hours earlier on the same day.Survivors: son, Arden Blaylock (Dotsie); Sharon’s sons, Kent Lynch […]

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    Leroy Paul Christner

    HERINGTON — Leroy “Whitey” Paul Christner, 70, passed awaySaturday, Sept. 14, 2019, at Herington. He was born Dec. 13, 1948, to Simon “Sipe” and Gertrude Irene (Steely) Christner. He retired from the U.S. Post Office of Herington in 2013. Survivors: sons, Paul Christner of Augusta, and James Christner (Kate) of Herington; brother, Wendell Christner (Debbie) of McPherson; sister, Ella Kresky of Salina; and three […]