Many we love have passed away too soon…without reason. We remember them often in a thousand different ways…In the morning…In the night…When we look at the stars…A date…A song…A place…A smell…In memory of all those who have left us too soon…
Daily Oklahoman, The (Oklahoma City, OK) - Saturday, June 27, 1987
Deceased Name: Georgia Rae Lundy Stevens
Georgia Rae Lundy, born Jan. 16, 1950 in Omaha, NE., died June 25, 1987 at Presbyterian Hospital in OKC. She is survived by her husband, Ronald S. Stevens; 2 children, Sean J. Stevens and Jason T. Stevens; parents, Eugene T. and Dorothea G. Bird; a sister and her husband, Diane A. and Michael M. D'Amore; a niece, Tracy L. White, and nephew, Joshua B. D'Amore, all of Lenexa, KS.; grandparents, Swan O. and Otelia D. Anderson of Oakland, NE.; several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Georgia graduated from high school at Salina Central in Salina, KS. She attended Bethany College in Lindsborg, KS. and graduated from Tulsa University in Tulsa, OO. with a B.A. in Social Work. She received an M.A. in Geography from the University of Okla. in Norman, OK. Ms. Lundy-Stevens worked for several government and private agencies including the Tulsa County Social Services Agency, Okla. College of Osteopathic Medicine and, most recently, was the Assistant Director of the Fiscal Staff for the Okla. State Senate. She had published numerous articles on health care needs, computer based geographic information systems, geo coding, survey design and analysis and data management. Georgia was a graduate of the 1986 class of Leadership Okla. City. She was on the Board of Directors of the OKC Chapter of American Assn. of University Women, a member of Alpha Beta Chi sorority and Assn. of American Geographers. Her personal interests included her family, travel, skiing and bridge. The family requests no flowers. Contribution s may be sent in Georgia's name to the Cancer Support and Education Center (a non-profit center for support of cancer patients), 275 Elliott Dr., Menlo Park, CA. 94025.
Memorial services will be held Sunday, June 28, 1987 at 2:30 p.m. in the Resthaven Mortuary Chapel. Graveside services will be held Monday, June 29, 10:00 a.m. at Memorial Park Cemetery, Tulsa, OK.
Marian V. Bieber, 67, of Salina, passed away Monday, March 12, 2018, at Salina Regional Health Center. She was born in Salina, to Alex and Olga (Benbas) Alexenko, on Dec. 20, 1950. She graduated Salina High in 1968. She married Louis Bieber on Nov. 20, 1976.
She was a loving wife and mother. Loved sharing gospel music with her harp and voice, she sang in the Messiah in Lindsborg. Mary died peacefully and is with her savior and rejoined the love of her life.
She is survived by: her mother, Olga, of Salina; stepson, Cory Bieber (Brandy), of Kansas City, Mo.; brother, Mike Alexenko (Susan), of Denver; and five grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by: her husband; father, Alex; brother, Johnny Alexenko; sister, Olga Alexenko; and stepson Chris Bieber.
Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 15, at Emmanuel Foursquare Church, with Loren Houltberg as officiant. Burial will follow in Gypsum Hill Cemetery.
Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. at the church, prior to the service.
Memorials may be made to Emmanuel Foursquare Church, in care of Ryan Mortuary, 137 N. Eighth, Salina 67401.
Dorothy Marie Divelbess, 68, of Salina, passed away Saturday, June 22, 2019. She was born July 27, 1950, in Topeka, to Lloyd and Dorothy (Nelson) Anderson. She married Philip Divelbess, Oct. 1, 1971, in Salina.
Dorothy worked for the USD 305 Lunch Program as a bookkeeper until her retirement. She was a member of the United Methodist Church of the Cross and VFW Auxiliary. Dorothy loved keeping track of her grandkids and spending time with family.
She is survived by: her sons, Philip Jr. (Lynda) of Grand Junction, Colo., and Michael (Jonnie) of Marquette; grandchildren, Jarrod Divelbess (Carly), Tyler Divelbess, Robyn Divelbess (Blake Nichols), Aaron Divelbess (Ali), Nick LeFevre, Josh LeFevre (Areli), and Katie Colon (Marcus); and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by: her parents; husband, Philip; brother, Lloyd Bradley Anderson; and sister, Sandra Emig.
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, at Ryan Mortuary, Salina, with family present from 6-8.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, at Ryan Mortuary. A private burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, Salina.
Memorials may be made to Interim Hospice or Salina VFW, in care of Ryan Mortuary.
LINDSBORG — Donald R. Ash, 70, of Lindsborg, died Friday, June 21, 2019, at Bethany Home. Donald was born April 1, 1949, in Lindsborg to the late Earl McCoy and Gloria E. (Soderburg) Ash.
Don was a retired United States Marine and a Vietnam War veteran. He was an avid golfer. Don also loved to walk.
He is survived by his twin brother, Ronald Ash (Jackie), and brother, Steve Ash (Nancy); his sisters, Lori Baxter and Mary Henry; and by six nieces and two nephews.
Don was preceded in death by his parents; nephew, Marc Henry; and nieces, Faith Allen and Heather Ash.
Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, at Crick-Christians Funeral Home, Lindsborg. Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 26, at Crick-Christians Funeral Home, with Chaplain Phillip Hett officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to Kindred Hospice, in care of Crick-Christians Funeral Home, 103 N. Washington, Lindsborg, KS 67456.
Ronald Baird, 66, of Salina, passed away Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, with his family at home.
He is survived by his daughters, Susan, and Toni, of Georgia, and Nicole and grandchildren, Jaida and Justin, all of Florida; his mother, LaVerna Weber, of Salina; brother, Jeffrey Baird, of Solomon; and sister, Rebecca Roe, of Salina.
He was preceded in death by his father, Darrell Baird; and brother, Rodney Baird.
His wish was to be cremated and laid to rest with his father in Hunter in a private family service. Baker Funeral Home, Wichita, handled the arrangements.
Barry, John A., 64, passed away June 27, 2015. Visitation will be 6:00-8:00 pm, Thursday with Funeral Service 10:00 am, Friday, both at Broadway Mortuary. Graveside services will follow at 1:30 pm at the Spring Grove Cemetery in Anthony, KS. Survivors include wife, Karen Mapstone; son, Shawn Barry; daughters, Jeanine Holmes and Lauren Barry; step-son, Charlie Miller; and step-daughters, Ashley Miller and Jamie Mapstone. Memorials may be sent to: www.GoFundMe.com/y2q4bh9. Share online condolences at www.CozineMemorial.com. Services by Broadway Mortuary.
I had Vo-Ag class with John at Salina High, and we were both officers in the local F.F.A. Chapter. John was always a gentleman, and a stabilizing influence among his fellow students. We took a yearly trip to the American Royal Livestock Show, and numerous field trips, where it was good to have someone who would help to maintain order! I also started work at Cargills at the same time John did. I quickly moved on, but John made a career of it. A man among men was John!
Richard Harold Bishop was born January 6, 1950 in Stockton, KS. He was the son of Harold M. and Wanda (nee Osborne) Bishop. He passed on February 1, 2018 at Baisch Nursing Center in De Soto, MO at the age of 68 years. He is survived by his step-brothers, Rick (Terry) Ponzar and George (Cheryl) Ponzar; step-sister, and Regina (Earl) Casey.He is preceded in death by his parents and step-mother, Geraldine “Jackie” (Wood) Ponzar Bishop.
Ricky and I were best pals back when my family lived in Salina 1957-61. Since we were an Air Force family Salina was just another stop in our travels but one we always held dear. Every time we crossed the country between assignments we would stop in Salina and see our friends. In the attached pic Ricky (Upper right) and myself (upper left) were joined by the Bethe's (Perry, Dannis, Peggy, Mary Kay) and my two brothers (Bob & Steve) for what appears to be a birthday parrty for my brother Bob. Ricky and I were very close and we even traveled by Greyhound bus one 4th of July to Nebraska to stay with his grandparents for a week and fire off fireworks. What a great time! I had hoped to track him down earlier but with no luck. He was a great friend and I'll miss him.
LARNED - Wayne Levon Brewer, 54, Larned, died Nov. 30, 2004.
Mr. Brewer was born Jan. 20, 1950, in Fort Coffee, Okla., the son of Ella Mae (Blocker) and Eugene Marion Brewer. He was a graduate of Hutchinson Community College. He worked as a cook and had worked at the Holiday Inn and Bosselman's in Salina. He was a member of Loyd Memorial Church of God in Christ in Salina.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Ella Mae Brewer.
Survivors include his father, Eugene, of Fort Coffee; a brother Edwin Brewer of Salina; and an uncle, Carl Blocker of Salina.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mount Triumph Baptist Church, Fort Coffee. Burial will be in Fort Coffee Cemetery.
There will be no visitation. Carlson-Ford-Geisendort Funeral Home, 500 S. Ohio, Salina 67401, is handling arrangements. Condolences may be sent to www.carlsonford.com .
The Salina Journal Gary L. Burmaster, 41, 2022 W. North, died Thursday, April 30,1992, at St. John's Regional Health Center.
Mr. Burmaster was born Sept. 29,1950, at Salina and was a lifelong resident of the area. He owned and operated G&L Services of Kansas for 15 years and served int he National Guard. He was a member of the Independent Baptist Church, a former member of Salina and Hutchinson Chambers of Commerce and the Saline County Sheriff's Association.
Survivors include his wife, Sandi of the home; two daughters, Tanya Victoria Burmaster of Bethany, OK, and Rachel Eilene Burmaster of Salina; his father, Harold of Salina; a brother, Dennis of Tescott; and a sister, Jeanette Puthoff of Arvada, CO.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Ryan Mortuary, the Rev. Bob Aills officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Salina.
Visitation will be at the funeral home, 137 N. Eighth, Salina 67401.
Beaumont, CA - The funeral for Ralph "Eddie" Byington, 25, formerly of Salina, will be at 2 PM Ednesday at Weaver Mortuary, Beaumont, the Rev. Bob McCone officiating. Burial will be in Stewart Sunnyslope cemetery, Beaumont.
Mr. Byington died Saturday in Banning, CA, from injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident. He was born April 7, 1949 in Salina where he went to school. He moved to Beaumont 9 years ago.
He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and was employed as a sheet metal worker.
Surviving are the widow, Karen, of the home in Beaumont; a son, Donald, of the home; his mother, Mrs. Doris Byington, Sunnymead, CA; his father, Floyd Byington, Chicago, IL; a brother, Michael Heizer, Salina; and a sister, Mrs. Betty White, Banning, CA.
Carol Colleen Claussen, 67, of Salina, is now free of pain, no longer a prisoner in a failing body. She slipped away Oct. 19, 2017, after a long illness. Colleen was born April 23, 1950, to Leo and Grace Claussen, the first of six children.
After high school Colleen attended vocational school and became a welder, a profession she worked lifelong. Colleen was a friend to all animals, nursing several wild babies until they could be returned to nature. She had many friends, enjoyed the outdoors, and loved old movies.
Colleen’s passing is mourned by: her mother, Grace; step-father, Gerald Rufener; sisters, Kathleen Livingood (Rich), Lynn Cochran, Therese Claussen, and Anne Hill (Lonnie); auntie, Tina Claussen; and many nieces and nephews. She is also greatly missed by Mouse, her beloved feline companion.
Colleen was preceded in death by: her father, Leo; and brother, James Claussen.
Graveside service for family and friends will be held in Dorrance at a later date.
MANKATO — Jerry Elton Conn, 69, passed away July 13, 2019 at his home. He was born July 28, 2019, at Phillipsburg, to Jewell James and Nellie Irene (Wheeler) Conn. He was a U.S. Army Vietnam veteran.
Jerry is survived by: daughters, Ginger Garcia of Salina,and Rebecca Standingrock (Evan) of Billings, Mont.; son, William “Bill” Conn of Mankato; sister, Patricia Rasch of Abilene; brother, Mike Conn of Centralia, Mo.; and four grandchildren. Preceded in death by: his parents; and daughter, Brooke Conn.
Jerry’s requested that he would be cremated. His cremains will be inurned in Fort McPherson Cemetery, Maxwell, Neb. at a later date. Melby Mortuary, Mankato, is handling arrangements.
Pam Kay Carnes, 62, of Salina, died May 23, 2013. She was born July 4, 1950, in Salina, the daughter of Verne and Anna (Pfeiffer) Cross.
Pam worked for Westinghouse, Pettle's Flowers and The Flower Nook. She was a graduate of Salina Central High and Marymount College. She was a member of First United Methodist Church and was accompanist for the children's choir. She enjoyed caring for her horses and dogs.
Pam is survived by her husband, Carl; two sons, Jeremy and wife Sarah, and Shawn and wife Christi; two grandchildren, Ian and Anna; and her horse, Hildago.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 19, at Ryan Mortuary. Family visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at the mortuary.
Memorials are to the American Cancer Society or The Wild Horse and Burro Association.
The Salina Journal Vicki Lee Cyphers 26, Salina, died Sunday April 4, 1976, as a result of a motorcycle accident. Mrs. Cyphers was born March 29, 1950, at Colby, and had lived in Salina for about 7 years. She was employed by Tony's Pizza Service, and was a member of the Colby Baptist Church.
Surviving are the widower, Dannie Lee and 2 children, Rhea LeAnn and Michael Duane, all of the home; her parents Joseph D. Lour, Cherryvale, and Mrs Vera Laurent, 510 W South; 2 brothers, Terry Lour, 315 S Ohio, and Ronald C. Laurent, Chanute; 3 sisters, Mrs. Barbara Long, 902 Garden; Mrs. Connie Smith, 815 Custer, and Mrs. Sharon Hanson, 912 Seneca.
The funeral for Mrs. Cyphers will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Chapel funeral home, Dr. Everett R. Mitchell officiating.
Burial will be in Gypsum Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Steven Kent Davis, 66, of Springfield, Missouri passed away Friday, February, 24, 2017.
He was a lifelong K-State fan wearing purple daily. Steve enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and was known for his sense of humor.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Kent and Phyllis (Hamrick) Davis.
He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Jolene (Boyer) Davis; son, Brice Davis; daughter, Corry Gellner and husband Irvin Gellner; grandchildren Keegan William Gellner, Logan Davis Gellner, Rylee Jo Gellner; and sister, Carry Martin and husband Larry Martin.
A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at GreatLife, 1800 S. Marymount Rd., Salina.
Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children.
The Salina Journal David Wayne Dickey, 53, Salina, died Friday Nov. 28, 2003.
Mr. Dickey was born Oct. 11, 1950, in Salina. He was a truck driver for Western Auto, Salina, for 17 years, retiring in the mid-1990's. He also had worked for Dickey Import Cycles and Jim Sullivan Body Shop.
Survivors include five sons, Derek Dickey of Alaska, David Henry of Minnesota, Clifford Dickey and Jeff Dickey, both of Salina, and James Gukeisen of Florida; a brother, Steven of Salina; two sisters, Marva Coltrain-Druft of Fargo, ND and Sarah Starling of Salina; and seven grandchildren.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church, Salina. Inurnment will be at a later date in Gypsum Hill Cemetary, Salina.
There will be no visitation.
Carlson-Ford-Geisendorf Funeral Home & Crematory, 500 S. Ohio, Salina 67401 is handling arrangements.
Clifton S. Dodge Sr., 69, of Salina, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018. He was born July 29, 1949, in Salina to Allen and Barbara (Simpson) Dodge.
He graduated from Salina High School in 1969. Clif was in the restaurant business most of his working career. He owned and operated the Sands Restaurant and Clif’s Place in Salina. The motto in his restaurants was “There are no strangers here . . only friends we haven’t met.”
Survivors include: his wife, Cathy; sons, Clif Jr., of Salina, Chris (Jessica), of Topeka, and Charles (Kristy), of Nesbit, Miss.; stepsons, Mark Scheck (Stephanie), of Wichita, and Matt Scheck (Katy), of Tacoma, Wash.; sister, Susan Csikos, of Denver; stepsister, Gwyn Mellinger Auchard, of Rockingham, Va.; stepbrother, Dick Mellinger, of North Kansas City, Mo.; 13 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and sisters, Judy Platts and Joanne Robinson.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, at St. Mary’s Church with inurrnment in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Salina.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to: the Oley Foundation, or KU Med Center Foundation–School of Otolaryngology, in care of Ryan Mortuary, 137 N Eighth, Salina, KS 67401.
Just ran across this and really brought back many great memories of the time we spent hanging around and helping my best friend at his bar the Village Gate. We had one of the best mens slow pitch team in the city from 1972 untill 1975. Miss the hell out of Jim. RIP Friend!!!!!!
From Jan Daily Everhart on August 15th, 2013
You were the best lab partner. You held onto those dang grasshoppers & worms for me and didn't jab my finger too hard when we were taking blood samples.
The Salina Journal Alan Lewis Ecton, 58, lost his battle with cancer Feb. 27, 2008. He was born Feb. 11, 1950, in Norton, KS. He had worked as a printer and, when his daughters were growing up, he worked for the City of Salina Flood Control Dept. He was the Sno wizard of SNO-Wizard Shaved Ice Co., with his wife of 35 years, Mary. He is preceded in death by his grandparents and a sister, Connie Reeve. Surviving him are his spouse, Mary Hoover Ecton of the home; his parents, Howard and Dorothy Brown Ecton, Salina; his daughters Julie Ecton and Layla Peppers and spouse Lyn, Salina; his brother Steve Ecton, McAllen, TX; and 3 grandchildren, Lexy, Logan & Alyssa Peppers. Funeral services will be Monday afternoon at 2 p.m. at Ryan Mortuary, where friends may call from 9 a.m. until the hour of the service Monday. Burial will be private in Prairie Mound Cemetery, Solomon. Memorials are suggested to KU Medical Center. For information or condolences, visit www.ryanmortuary.com.
There was no obituary for Sharon so the above information is all that we had. I did talk to her sister, Linda, and she told me Sharon had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in July of 2010 and she passed away on June 3, 2011. Linda told me that right up to her passing, Sharon was laughing about how she wanted to live long enough to collect her 1st social security check.
She was survived by 2 daughters, 1 son and her husband Michael. Sharon was cremated and her husband has her ashes.
The Salina Journal Kenneth W. Espinosa , 29, 811 Osage, died Wednesday in the Saline County Jail, an apparent suicide.
Mr. Espinosa was born Sept. 22, 1950, in Detroit, MI, and had lived in Salina since 1961, moving here from Topeka. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and a Catholic.
Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Isadore John Espinosa, 811 Osage; four brothers, Dennis Ray, 305 Scott; Richard, 515 Harold; Carl William, Sundowner West; and Preston J, 811 Osage; a sister, Mrs. Magdaline Kuxhouse, Ranchero Trailer Court; his grandmother, Mrs. Alice Espinosa, Topeka.
The funeral for Mr. Espinosa will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, the Rev. John Lahey officiating. A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Thursday at Geisendorf Rush Smith Funeral Home.
Martha L Rogers, 63, of Salina, passed Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013 at her home. She was born Sept. 4, 1950 in Clinton, Okla.
She was a certified medical lab assistant and worked for Drs. Harris, Hodges, and Marshall, COMCARE and Salina Clinic. In 1978 she married Michael K. Rogers in Philipsburg. She loved to spend her time fishing, camping with family and getting lost in a good book. Her heart was always open and she truly was a mother to all.
Martha was preceded in death by her parents, Wayne and Eleanor Fender and an infant son, Theodore James. Survivors include her husband, Michael; son, Jonathan Rogers and wife Clarissa of Salina; daughter, Stephanie Nelson and husband Justin of Stoughton, Wis., and three grandchildren, Evan, Aiden and Jaxon.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at Ryan Mortuary with the Rev. Dr. Joe Hughes officiating. Burial will follow in Gypsum Hill Cemetery, Salina.
The family suggests memorials to the Michael J. Fox Foundation, to assist in Parkinson's disease research.
Robert Harrison Fink, 61, of Salina, passed away peacefully at the Kaye Pogue Hospice Center on Friday, Dec. 2, 2011, surrounded by loved ones. Robert, the fourth child of Leroy and Ruby (Montgomery) Fink, was born in Salina on Sept. 29, 1950.
He served proudly in the Marines and owned his own parts supply business. Robert had a real love for Kansas and the outdoors, especially fishing. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Patrick Montgomery Fink.
Survivors include his daughter, Vesta Garcia and husband Jan; granddaughter, Ella Garcia, of Seattle; his son, Timothy Fink Boos, of Warrensburg, Mo.; his daughter, Brittny Wisong, of North Kansas City, Mo.; three sisters, Linda Mitchell and husband Breon, of Ellettsville, Ind., Nancy Mitchell, of Lawrence, and Rita Macioce, of Pittsburgh; and seven nieces and nephews.
A gathering to celebrate Robert's life will be scheduled at a later date. Memorials are to the Kaye Pogue Hospice Center. Ryan Mortuary, Salina, is in charge of arrangements.
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Gary Stiefel Freeman, 57, Oklahoma City, died Saturday, Aug. 4, 2007.
Mr. Freeman was born Aug. 4, 1950, in Salina, Kan. He received a Bachelor of Arts in theater from Drake University and a Master of Arts in theater from Fort Hays State University. He was a Oklahoma University fan, gardener and cat lover.
He is preceded in death by his adoptive father, Dr. Raymond Savageau Freeman; his father, Ralph Arthur Smith Jr.; a brother, Eric; and a sister, Ann.
Survivors include his wife, Teresa, of Oklahoma City; four brothers, William Bradley II of Des Moines, Iowa, Raymond Jr. and wife Jenny of Englewood, Colo.; Scott and wife Cassi of Leawood, Kan., and Peter and wife Gail Rich of Paradise Valley, Ariz.; and his mother, Babette S. Freeman, of Salina.
A memorial Mass will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Christ Cathedral Episcopal Church, Salina, with the Very Rev. Jerry S. Jones officiating. Inurnment will be in Christ Cathedral Episcopal Church Columbariam.
Memorials may be made to the Salina Community Theatre, Ray & Babette Student Nursing Scholarship-Salina Regional Heath Center or the church.
The Salina Journal
The funeral for Marine Pfc. Eddie Gadson, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Gadson, 818 N 2nd, will be at 2 pm Monday at St. John's Baptist Church, the Rev. J. E. Jones officiating.
Pfc. Gadson was killed May 8 by artillery fire near Quang Tri, South Vietnam.
Pfc. Gadson was born March 9, 1949. He attended Salina High School until enlisting in the U.S. Marine Corps on July 31, 1967. He went to Vietnam in January and was awarded a Purple Heart for wounds before the fatal wounds caused by enemy artillery fire.
He was a member of the 3rd battalion of the 3rd Marine regiment of the 3rd Marine division.
Pfc. Gadson had lived in Salina since 1958 and was a member of the St. John's Baptist Church.
Surviving are the parents; six brothers, Pfc. William, Fort Bragg, N.C., and Charles, Curzie, Johnny, Bobby, and Jimmy; two sisters: Rosa M. and Carol A, all of the home; grandparents, the Rev. and Mrs. Richard Gates, Moro, AR.
Burial will be in the Gypsum Hill Cementery where the Marine Corps will render military honors.
Friends may call at the Chapel funeral home from 8am Saturday until 10am Monday.
The Salina Journal
The funeral for Gordon A. Gardiner Jr., 19, 736 S. 5th, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation, the Rev. Willys E. Neustrom officiating.
Burial will be in Gypsum Hill cemetery, with military honors conducted by the U.S. Naval Reserve Unit, Hutchinson.
Mr. Gardiner died Saturday at the U.S. Naval Hospital, San Diego, CA, from injuries suffered in an automobile accident. He enlisted in the Navy May 15, 1969, and was a recent graduate of a radio school as a seaman apprentice.
He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon A. Gardiner Sr. Gardiner was the clinical psychologist at the Central Kansas Mental Health center until April1, when he became director of the Southwest Guidance center, Liberal.
The family suggests memorials to the Church of the Incarnation.
Friends may call at the Rush Smith funeral home until Thursday morning.
OLATHE — Mark Elmer Gerhardt, 68, of Olathe, passed away Friday, July 26, 2019, at home after a courageous battle with esophageal cancer. Mark was born Aug. 9, 1950, in Salina to Alma and Elmer Gerhardt.
Mark attended Kansas State University where he received his MBA in accounting. Mark began his accounting career at Paul Steele in Colby. He made his way back to Salina where he worked for Kennedy and Coe. Mark later moved to Kansas City, working for McDonald, Napshin & Shedd. In 1981 he began his own accounting firm, Mark E. Gerhardt Chartered, where he built his business and retained many clients over more than thirty-seven years of practice. He retired from his tax practice in November 2018, but continued to service small business clients.
Mark had a passion for his family and had many loyal friends. His favorite pastime was riding his Harley with his wife, Kathy. Mark was a very socially active member of the community. He was charter president of the Overland Park Sertoma Club, with which he was involved in many community service activities throughout the years. Mark was a member of United Methodist Church of the Resurrection and was a man of great faith.
Mark was preceded in death by his father and mother, Elmer and Alma Gerhardt.
Mark is survived by his wife, Kathy, and daughters, Kim (husband, Jason and grandchildren, Jaymes, Jayden and Jaymilynne) Gerhardt-Whiddon, Kelly (husband, Ryan and grandchild, Beckett) Good, and Jenny (husband, Mat) Edwards. He is also survived by his brother, Brian (wife, Robin); sister, Pam (husband, Bob) Knott; sister-in-law, Karen (husband, Mark) Bruns; mother-in-law, Dixie Hill; and many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his loyal furry companion, Marley, the goldendoodle.
Visitation will be held from 9-11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 2, followed by Celebration of Life service at 11 a.m., all at Mount Moriah, Newcomer and Freeman Funeral Home, 10507 Holmes Rd., Kansas City, Mo. Casual attire is preferred.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, in care of the funeral home.
SALINA- Dennis Michael Giersch,69, passed away on Thursday, April 2, 2020. A life-long resident of Saline County, Dennis was born on May 5, 1950 and grew up on the Giersch Family Farm with his four brothers and three sisters. As a young man, he developed a life-long interest in hunting and fishing and was an active 4-Her, participating in folk dancing and raising cattle for the Saline County Fair each year.
Dennis graduated from Salina Central High School in 1968. He was an officer in the local Future Farmers of America chapter and competed in Cross Country and Track & Field. After high school, Dennis enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served at Camp Pendleton in California from 1968 to 1969.
Dennis was extremely hard-working and inspired others with his determination and dependability. He worked in the iron foundry at Wyatt Manufacturing and as a machinist at Great Plains Manufacturing for over 35 years. He also served as a Salina Journal delivery carrier for nearly 40 years. He had the longest tenure of any home delivery carrier at the Journal upon retirement and drove nearly a million miles throughout his career. He never missed a single day of his rural Ottawa County route, battling 12 foot tall snowdrifts, flat tires and the occasional deer to ensure each customer received their paper.
Dennis had a life-long passion for running and completed many notable distance runs in his youth, jogging from Salina to Hutchinson and even to Manhattan. He was eager to introduce others to the sport and often gifted friends and acquaaintances with a new pair of running shoes so they could join him on his next run. He continued running in retirement and competed in dozens of 5ks, fun runs and races across Kansas. He was an enthusiastic motorcyclist and was active in the American Legion and American Legion Riders.
Dennis was a friend to everyone and eager to help both friends and strangers alike. He was a devoted father, brother and friend who will be missed immensely.
Dennis is survived by his daughter Sarah Shier; brothers Joseph, Richard, Stephen, and William (Bill); sisters Evangeline, Mary, and Annelle; nephews Tom, Tim, Joey, Kyle, and Patrick; niece Ashley; daughter’s mother Jane Shier and her son Mark, as well as many other family members, friends and loved ones. He is preceded in death by his parents; Carl and Nellie Giersch, and nephew; William Carl.
Visitation will be held at Ryan Mortuary on Friday, April 10, 2020 from 2-7 PM, followed by a private burial service at Shiloh Cemetery on Saturday, April 11, 2020. A public memorial service and celebration of life will be held at a future date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Legion Riders (A.L.R.) Chapter 62, 1108 W. Crawford, Salina, KS 67401.
The Salina Journal Charles T. Glazier, 52, Sallina, died Friday, Oct. 11, 2002.
Mr. Glazier was born Oct. 21, 1949, at Salina. He was magazine merchandiser for Anderson News, worked for Salina Roofing for 18 years and was property manager and co-owner of Glazier Apartments, Salina.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack Desmond Glazier Sr. and the former Ruth Virginia Thompson.
He married the former Debra Kay Ronning on March 5, 1971. She survives of the home.
Additional survivors include two daughters, Laura Glazier of Los Angeles and Nikolas Glazier of Pittsfield, Mass.; a brother, Jack Glazier Jr. of Emporia; and a cousin, Joe Vachal of Omaha, Neb.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Ryan Mortuary, 137 N Eighth, Salina 67401. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park, Salina.
Memorials may be made to Salina Animal Shelter or American Cancer Society.
Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. Monday at the mortuary, where the family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday.
LINDA S. McCULLOUGH, 61, Salina, passed away Saturday, February 11, 2012 at Kay Pogue Hospice of Salina.
She was born June 24, 1950 in Onaga, KS.
She was a homemaker who loved her family, granddaughters and fishing.
She was preceded in death by her father; Eugene Griggs.
Survivors include her husband; Keith of Salina, son; Brian (April) McCullough of Salina; daughter; Kristi (Jeremy) Hager of Morganville, KS, granddaughters; Courtney and Claire McCullough of Salina, mother; Irene Griggs of Salina, brother; Don (Nancy) Griggs of Wichita, Special Sister-in-law through marriage; Lila Griggs of Arkansas.
Family will receive friends Tuesday, February 14, 2012 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at Roselawn Heights Memorial Chapel, 1920 E Crawford, Salina.
A memorial service will be held 10:30 am, Wednesday, February 15th at Trinity Lutheran Church, 702 S 9th, Salina. An inurnment will be at Roselawn Memorial Park immediately following.
Memorials may be made to Kay Pogue Hospice or Linda McCullough Memorial Fund in care of Roselawn.
Annette LaVon Dapp, 66, passed away Friday, Sept. 16, 2016. She was born Aug. 22, 1950, to Robert and Olive Grospitch in Bossier City, La.
She is survived by her son, Chad Dapp (Cindy); brothers, Ernie Grospitch (Sandy) and Steve Grospitch (Mary); sister, Bette Sue Wachholz (John); niece, Theresa Grospitch; nephews, Eric Grospitch (Shelly) and Bo Grospitch (DeSha); granddaughters and great-grandchildren, Kylee Dapp and son Brently (Leighton), Marquia Potter and children Gage and Harlow, Stephanie Hester (Alex) and Tiffanie Gray; and great friend, Dorothy Francis.
Preceeded in death by: great-granddaughter, Haley Gray.
The family wishes to extend heartfelt gratitude to the many health professionals who cared for Annette with love and kindness throughout her life, especially Dr. Chad Schroeder and the staff at Comcare, and in her final days, the staff and residents of Windsor Estates for extending such love!
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Chad Dapp for the benefit of Annette's great-grandchildren.
A celebration of Annette's life will be from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 4 at Holiday Inn Salina, 3145 S Ninth. Online: www.greatfulgathering.com
David Michael Hazelwood, age 66, entered into rest on November 14, 2016, at Via Christ-St. Francis, in Wichita, Kansas. He was born September 21, 1950 in Salina, Kansas to Henry U. and Shirley M. (Marott) Hazelwood.
He graduated from Salina Central High School. He was a US Navy Vietnam Veteran. He also was called to work the Apollo 14 and 16 recovery team.
He worked in Sales and management for his fathers Box Company in Salina, and later Mankato, Kansas.
His memberships include American Legion Post # 76 where he served as 6th District Commander, Post Commander For 2 years and also served as area west Commander.
Survivors include his, partner, Teresa Benson, Concordia, KS.; 6 grandchildren.
David was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers.
Cremation has taken place and a graveside memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m., on Monday, November 21, 2016 at Pleasant Hill Cemetery. The American Legion Post #76 will be conducting military rites and service.
Memorial contributions may be given to American Legion Post #76 in c/o Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home.
Bradley Warren Hines, age 67, of Fayetteville, died Wednesday, November 8, 2017. He was born March 30, 1950 in Salina, Kansas, the son of Howard and Marilyn Watkins Hines. He was preceded in death by a son, Christopher Warren Hines and a brother, Richard Hines. He was a plumbing contractor and served in the United States Army. He is survived by his son, Aaron Hines and his wife Tisha of Bentonville; his wife for 41 years Julie M. Hines of Rogers; a sister, Sarah Hines of Overland Park, Kansas and two grandchildren, Christopher Hines and Abigail Hines. Visitation will be 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Monday November 13, 2017 at Moore’s Chapel in Fayetteville. Funeral service will be 1:00 pm Monday at Moore’s Chapel with burial to follow in the Fayetteville National Cemetery. Memorials contributions may be made to Celebrate Recovery Fellowship Bible, 1051 West Pleasant Grove Road, Rogers, Arkansas 72758.
Christian Nissley “Chris” Hoffman III, 69, of Salina and Lindsborg, passed away peacefully in Salina in the early hours of Jan. 24, 2019, after a brief battle with cancer. Chris was many things to many people, including banker, farmer, rancher, friend, son, brother, husband, and community advocate. Chris had countless friends and business associates from all walks of life, and he always had a helping hand and kind word for each and every one of them.
Chris graduated from Salina High School in 1968, and earned degrees from the University of Kansas in business administration and accounting. He was employed by the Bank of Montreal, initially in San Francisco, Calif., and subsequently in Los Angeles. After several years, he returned to Salina to work for the National Bank of America (NBA) with his father, Nick Hoffman, and his brother Bill. When NBA merged with UMB Financial Corp., Chris continued in the Salina bank, now known as UMB-NBA, for a number of years before retiring, having served as bank president and CEO. He also served as president of Farmers and Ranchers Livestock Commission Company, Inc.
During his career with NBA and UMB-NBA, Chris contributed a great deal of time and energy to his community. His involvement included participation in the Salina Business Improvement District Advisory Board, Asbury-Salina Regional Medical Center, and Salina Regional Health Center (trustee and treasurer), the Salina Public Library (treasurer and president of the library board), the Salina Area Chamber of Commerce (chairman), Salina Downtown, Inc. (secretary-treasurer, president), and the UMB Financial Corporation (board of directors).
Chris served multiple terms as a trustee and treasurer of Asbury-Salina Regional Medical Center and Salina Regional Health Center. After his tenure as a trustee expired, he continued to serve on the hospital audit committee for many years. While serving as a trustee, Chris was instrumental (“along with hundreds of other people,” he would certainly insist) in the merger of Asbury and St. John’s hospitals to create our community’s superb Salina Regional Health Center.
Chris is survived by: his mother, Amy Hoffman; brothers, Bill Hoffman (Melinda), and Tom Hoffman (Lee) of Lawrence, and their children and grandchildren; his former wife, Cynthia Woodard; and by his beloved black Angus cattle herd. He was preceded in death by his father, Nick Hoffman.
In lieu of a funeral or memorial service, Chris requested that his family hold a gathering during which his ashes will be scattered on his farm and native-grass-prairie ranch that his great-great-grandfather, J.W. Bean, established in 1871, and where Chris’s cattle herd now grazes.
The family would like to express its thanks to the Salina Presbyterian Manor, which graciously found room for Chris during his final days so that he could be near his mother, who resides in the Manor.
Finally, we cannot adequately express our gratitude to the Salina Regional Health Center for the excellent care that Chris received during his short struggle with late-stage cancer. We especially wish to thank the personnel of the SRHC’s fourth floor. Everyone we encountered there treated Chris with a kindness and tenderness that we will never forget. Thank you.
Anyone wishing to make a memorial gift may do so in Chris’s name to the Salina Regional Health Foundation, P.O. Box 618, Salina, KS, 67402.
Joyce and I were really good friends towards the end of high school and she was a part of my wedding. As life goes, we lost communication when I moved out of state and really didn't reconnect until just a few months ago. It was fun catching up.
Many of you know that she was married to a fellow classmate, Fred Gray, and they divorced after 10 years. The first part of April, Joyce was diagnosed with very progressive pancreatic cancer. She just couldn't survive it. I'm glad I got to visit with her a few times before she died and was able to say my last goodbyes at the hospital. She will be missed by many!
Joyce M. Holle, 65, of Salina, passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2016. She was born in Salina and previously worked at Salina Central High School for many years prior to retirement. Joyce enjoyed watching sporting events especially basketball, as well as reading, knitting and gardening.
She is survived by her daughter, Lynsie (Jeff) Tanking, and grandson, Kort Tanking, all of Holton; sister, Esther Meston, of Oregon; brother, Roger (Denise) Holle, of Tonganoxie; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, Gerhardt “Pete” and Mildred (McDonald) Holle.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday, May 13, at Ryan Mortuary, Salina. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 14, at Ryan Mortuary.
Memorials are to the family to help with funeral and medical expenses, in care of Ryan Mortuary, 137 N. Eighth, Salina.
The Salina Journal Pfc. Rodger Lee Jameson, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Jameson, 205 E. Jewell, has been killed in action in Vietnam, his parents learned Saturday.
Jameson was attached to Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 196th Light Infantry Brigade, American Division, which for several days has been battling the enemy in the rolling hills of the Song Chang Valley 31 miles southwest of Da Nang. Jameson was killed Wednesday during a combat operation in the area.
He was born June 16, 1950, in Salina and was a lifelong resident. He graduated from Salina High School in 1968.
He volunteered for the draft and entered the Army Nov. 18, 1968. He went to Vietnam May 18.
He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church.
Also surviving are a brother, Richard, McPherson; a sister, Rhonda, of the home; and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Humbarger, 332 N. Oakdale.
From Rhonda Dittmar (Lambert) on August 22nd, 2013
I remember watching Rodger wait on cars at the gas station across from Sandy's. He rode his skateboard out to the pumps almost everytime to wait on someone. Those images kept running through my head when I heard he had been killed in Vietnam. It just didn't seem like it could be real.
From Rhonda Dittmar (Lambert) on August 22nd, 2013
I remember watching Rodger wait on cars at the gas station across from Sandy's. He rode his skateboard out to the pumps almost everytime to wait on someone. Those images kept running through my head when I heard he had been killed in Vietnam. It just didn't seem like it could be real.
The Salina Journal J.C. Jarvis, 61, of Salina, died Friday, Jan. 28, 2011. He was born Dec. 27, 1949, in Salina, the son of Mel Jarvis and Mary Cheney Jarvis. J.C. worked as a construction contractor. He was a United States Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He was an avid outdoorsman and fisherman, and was a car and motorcycle enthusiast. J.C. cherished his many friendships. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Jeff. Survivors include his brother, Mark and wife Cathy, of Lenexa; sister, Joan Brown, of Prairie Village; and many nieces and nephews. A graveside inurnment service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, in Roselawn Memorial Park, Salina, with the Rev. Loren Houltberg officiating. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be given to VFW Post 1432 Auxiliary. Ryan Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
CHILLICOTHE, OHIO - Neysa Lee Ballein, 57, Chillicothe, died Wednesday May 2, 2007.
Mrs. Ballein was born Neysa Lee Jennings on Jan. 12, 1950, in Salina, the daughter of Robert L. and Mary Alice (Bolby) Jennings. She was a former dispatcher for Life Ambulance and an advanced EMT.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include her husband, Monty Shain Ballein, of the home; a son, Robert Michael Anthony Radabaugh and wife Kristen of Marysville, Ohio; a daughter, Carri Ann Radabaugh Frederick and husband Rick of Piketon; two brothers, David Jennings and Terry Jennings, both of Salina; five sisters, Annetta Holcom and husband Ace, Debbie Hayden and husband Peck, Susan Sweat and husband Roger, Diane Peterman and husband Delvin, all of Salina, and Judy of Oklahoma; and a granddaughter, April Rene Frederick.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Boyer Funeral Home, Waverly, the Rev. Steven Ray officiating.
Memorials may be made to the Ballein Family, in care of Monty Ballein, 1963 Trego Creek Road, Chillicothe, OH 45601.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral home.
After texting with Gary's brother, Steve Keith, Steve told me that Gary passed away about 3 years ago. He said, "there was no funeral or obit. It was a sad ending for someone who could of had a great future. He was in Mesa AZ when he passed."
Augusta, GA - Sharon Ann Ketron Davenport, 56, Augusta, died Saturday, Aug. 5, 2006.
Mrs. Davenport was born in Kansas City, MO, to Dorene Ivy Ketron and the late Kenneth Scott Ketron. She graduated from Salina High School in Salina, KS. She was an accountant and attended St Mary's On The Hill Catholic Church in Augusta.
Survivors include her husband, Richard D.; two daughters, Camille Fields and husband Bernie of Woodbridge, VA, and Aimee Davenport and husband Andrew Scholtz of Columbia, MO; a son, Eric Richard Davenport of Augusta; a brother, Ron Ketron of Minneapolis, KS; three sisters, Linda Deatz of Springfield, MO, Bonnie Newman of Reeds, MO, and Kathy Covey of Lee's Summit, MO; and two grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Gabriel Catholic Church, 4737 N Cleveland Ave, Kansas City, MO, 64117, the Rev. Aiden McSorley officiating.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P. O. Box 2680, North Canton, OH 44720, or the American Heart Association, 1105 Furys Ln, Suite D, Augusta, GA 30907.
Elliot Sons Funeral HOne, 4255 Columbia Rd, Martinez 30907, is handling arrangements.
Julie Ann Cochran 68, of Salina, passed away Tuesday, January 22, 2019. She was born May 20, 1950 in Salina, KS.
She worked for Gibson Discount Store as a Soft Goods Manager for 30 plus years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Dale M. and Anna M. (McCumber) Larsen; sister Debbie Stephens.
Survivors include her children, Kevin E. Cochran of Salina, Brandon W. Cochran of Bennington; Grandchildren, Jaime I. Ryan (Devin) of Tescott, Logan K. Cochran (Kendra) of Salina, Alexis R. Murillo (Victor) of Bennington, Jacob M. Cochran of Bennington; great grandchildren, Joanna Ryan, Rebecca Ryan, Emmalee Ryan, Adalynn Ryan, Jaiden Ryan, Cambria Cochran, Elena Murillo, Manny Murillo, Conner Cochran.
Funeral services will be held Friday, 2:00pm, March 1, 2019 at Roselawn Heights Memorial Chapel, 1920 E. Crawford, Salina. Burial will be held at Roselawn Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to Ride for Hope in care of Roselawn Mortuary, PO Box 2322, Salina, 67402.
Kimbel Funeral Home - Christine L. Wright (Tina), 65, passed away peacefully at her home in Princeton on Wednesday, February 17th, 2016 after a brief illness.
Born in Goodland, Kansas, Tina moved to Princeton in 1990 to take up a position at the Educational Testing Service, where she worked for twenty two years before her retirement in 2012. As a leader in the Assessment Development English Language Learning Department, she worked in test development and administration.
Always the adventurer, Tina moved to Laramie, Wyoming, to earn a Bachelor's degree in sociology from the University of Wyoming, where she met her husband Ashley W. Wright, an English and journalism major. Their travels in the Pacific and Asia together took them to Hawaii, where Tina earned a Master's degree at the University of Hawaii in teaching English as a Second Language and then on to Hong Kong, where she and her husband lived for 14 years before moving to Princeton. Tina taught specialized English as a second language at Hong Kong University.
Tina loved language and music and was a voracious reader, passions she instilled in her Hong Kong-born twin daughters, Ashley and Leslie.
Tina was predeceased by her father, Dr. David Lasley, her biological mother and her brother David Lasley Jr. She is survived by her husband Ashley W. and their two daughters, Dr. Leslie L. Wright and Ashley E. Wright; her stepmother Ina Katherine Wells and her husband Bob Wells; her brother Spencer Lasley and his wife Ann, and her brother Rod Lasley and his wife Kimberly.
At Tina's request, no services were held. Her family will gather to scatter her ashes in the Rocky Mountains at a later date.
Memorial contributions in her memory to Medecins Sans Frontieres (DoctorsWithoutBorders.org/donate) are appreciated.
Marla M Byquist, 63, of Salina, died Saturday April 5, 2014. She was born May 30, 1950 in Salina, the daughter of Richard and Bernice (Johnson) Leander.
Marla was a homemaker, antique collector and restorer, animal lover and gambler. She loved family and friends and gatherings during the holidays. She also helped her husband, Stan, manager their apartments and real estate.
Survivors include -
Three brothers: Kenneth (Linda) Leander of Assaria
Larry and Jeanette Leander of Gypsum
Keith Leander of Assaria
Two sisters: Jaron Lewis of Loveland, CO
Katherine (Paul) Queen of Wichita
Many nieces and nephews
Memorial service for Marla wil be 1:00 PM Saturday, April 12, 2014, at the Assaria Lutheran Church, Assaria, with burial of ashes in the Rosehill Cemetery near Bridgeport.
There will be no visitation.
Memorials are to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation or the Assaria Lutheran Church.
I am very sorry to hear of the loss of Marla, my friend and roommate in the early '70s. We became friends meeting at Transport Clearing House, my first job after graduating. We were roommates for awhile and she was a great friend. I saw her about 15 years ago while traveling near Salina and stopped to see her. I was just thinking about her and thought I would search for her on Facebook and connect again and was surprised to see her obituary. May she rest in peace and my sincere condolences to Stan and the rest of her family.
Funeral services for Dawn Lorraine Linder, age 65, of Arlington, Texas, formerly of Hope, will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 18, 2016 at the Baptist Cemetery #4 of DK county near Hope. Dawn passed away Thursday, June 16, 2016 at her home in Arlington. Dawn worked for Safran Turbomeca USA in Grand Prairie, TX as an accountant for 12 years.
She was born September 15, 1950 in Abilene, Kansas the daughter of Robert and Naomi Linder (divorced).
Survivors include her father Robert and stepmother Leola Linder of rural Hope; brother Dwight Linder of Topeka, KS; sisters Denise Wilson of Keller, TX, Darla Linder of Arlington, TX; step- brother Marty; and step-sister Nancy, half-brother Thomas, half-sister Roberta, and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends. She was preceded in death by her mother Naomi in 2011.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Gideon Bibles and may be sent in care of the Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home, 414 NW 3rd, Abilene, Kansas 67410.
Michael D. Lynch, 67, of Tallahassee, FL passed away on September 4, 2017. Mike was born in Topeka, Kansas to George and Julia Lynch, the second of four children. He attended Kansas State University, then relocated to Tallahassee to serve as an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer. He also directed the Okaloosa-Walton Community Action Agency, helped to create and manage the United Labor Agency with Florida AFL-CIO, and served as a planner & administrator for 33 years with the State of Florida's Departments of Labor and Economic Opportunity.
Mike Lynch was a devoted husband to L. Dawn Lynch, his wife of 14 years, and father to his beloved daughter M. Dawn Lynch of Atlanta, GA. He is also survived by his mother Julia Lynch of Salina, KS; siblings Kathi Baenig and David Lynch of Topeka, KS; Karyn George and her husband Jim of Manassas, VA; as well as 3 nieces, 2 nephews, and their 7 children.
A Midwestern guy at heart, Mike was known for his handyman skills and was generous with his time and talents. Since his retirement last year, he has enjoyed traveling, attending FSU football games, grilling outside, and walking his Cardigan Welsh Corgis, Diva and Tailor.
A memorial service honoring Mike's life will be held at Holy Comforter Episcopal Church on Friday the 22nd of September 2017 at 3 pm, followed by a brief reception. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Team Rubicon (https://teamrubiconusa.org) or an organization of your choice in his memory.
Published in Tallahassee Democrat from Sept. 15 to Sept. 20, 2017
TOPEKA — Douglas McAdams, 68, passed away peacefully Feb. 8, 2018. He was born Jan. 4, 1950 to Robert and Marjorie McAdams. He grew up in Salina, and graduated from Salina Central High School. He entered the U.S. Navy in 1968. He graduated from K-State, and worked for KPL for many years.
He leaves behind: his daughter, Shelby Kelley (Michael) and grandson, Alex, of Salina; his brothers, Rodney McAdams (Linda) of Georgia, Michael McAdams of Florida, and Greg McAdams (Trish) of Olathe; many nieces and nephews; and companion, Janet Mitchell. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorial service will be at noon, Saturday, Feb. 17, at the Veterans Administration Chapel, 2200 SW Gage Blvd., Topeka.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions made to the Veterans Administration Hospital, in care of Dove Cremation and Funeral Services.
Cathy J. Johnson was born Cathy J. Monroe on January 11, 1950, at Salina. She was a lifelong Salina resident. She died August 10, 1997, at Salina.
Mrs. Johnson worked for Salina Senior Center for seven years, serving as director the last two years. She was a member of Emmanuel Foursquare Gospel Church, advisory council for Retired Senior Volunteer Program and League of Women Voters. She was active in Salina United Way and Big Brothers and Big Sisters. She was a former board member of Salina Christmas Fund, Salvation Army, Smoky Hill Museum and Emmanuel Christian School.
Survivors included her husband, Douglas; a daughter, Amy Ankrum; two stepsons, Christopher Johnson and Jeremy Johnson; her parents, Herbert and Jean Monroe; a brother, Chuck Monroe; and a special friend, Carol
Nuss, Melanie Ayle The world lost a smart, witty and eminently creative woman on January 30, 2017, in Wichita. Melanie Ayle Nuss, 66, was born August 20, 1950 in Hays, the daughter of Hubert and Erma Lee (Krumrey) Nuss. She was a graduate of Salina High School and Patricia Stevens Career College in Wichita. Melanie put her creative talents to work at the Design Centre in Wichita. Eventually she formed her own business, SoNu Events. During her career, she planned and worked on numerous events for the Wichita area as well as out of state from the Miss USA pageant to corporate parties, weddings, bar mitzvahs, proms, and birthday celebrations. Melanie is survived by her mother, Erma Lee Nuss of Topeka; brother, Lawton Nuss and wife, Barbara of Topeka; nephew, Ethan Nuss of Minneapolis, MN; niece, Anastasia Garruss and husband, Alex of Cambridge, MA; nephew, Arthur Nuss and wife, Holly of Apollo Beach, FL; niece, Rachael Nuss of San Marcos, TX; nephew, Graham Nuss of Loveland, CO; and 1 grandniece and 2 grandnephews. She loved them all dearly. A celebration of Melanie's life will be held from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, February 25, at SoNu Events, 1650 E. Central, Wichita. A formal memorial service will be held in March at the chapel in Brewster Place, 1205 SW 29th, Topeka, at a date and time to be announced. Melanie requested she be cremated and memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society .
WICHITA - Capt. Stephen H. Olsen, 56, died April 1, 2007. Capt. Olsen was born in Salina to the late Thomas and Mildred (Lacy) Olsen. He taught sailing and marine sciences at Saddleback College, worked as a sea captain in the U.S. Coast Guard and was general manager of Nielson Beaumont Marine, San Diego.
Survivors include his wife, Florence E. Jansen-Olsen; a brother, Thomas Olsen and wife Jody; two sisters, Suzie Sweeney and LuAnn Olsen; and his nieces and nephews, Megan Sweeney, Rachel Stowell, Jennifer Michael and Paige and Kristen Olsen, all of Wichita.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. A rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Friday at the church.
Memorials may be made to the Lord's Diner, 520 N. Broadway, Wichita 67214 and Guadalupe Clinic, 940 S. St. Francis, Wichita 67211.
Downing & Lahey Mortuary West, Wichita, is handling arrangements. Condolences may be sent via www.dlwichita.com.
WICHITA — Barbara A Harris, 69, passed away Thursday, July 4, 2019. Barbara was born, in Salina, Dec. 15, 1949, to the late Omar Luebbert.
Survivors include: her sons, Bennie C. Harris Jr. of Wichita, and Jeffrey J. Harris of Virginia Beach, Va.; brothers, Johnny Olson of Penrose, Colo., and George Olson of Colorado Springs, Colo.; sisters, June Eichen of Colorado Springs, Cindy Hanadel of Noxen, Pa., and Ingrid Mobley of Colorado Springs. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Russell and Nolan Olson.
Visitation will be 1-7 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, with the family present 5-7 at Carlson-Geisendorf Funeral Home, 500 S. Ohio Street, Salina.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 10, at the funeral home. Friends are invited to call. Burial will follow in Roselawn Cemetery, Salina.
Memorials to: Hospice of Salina, in care of the funeral home.
Eugene Outland, 64, of Salina, formerly of Flora, MS, died Wed. June 12, 2013. He was born March 17, 1949 in Mississippi, the son of Ida Burse and Jessie Thompson.
He was a fabricator for Premier Pneumatics for over 20 years and later worked for Grain Belt Supply.
Eugene was preceded in death by his father, one sister, Ida Bell Burse, and one brother, Alvin Thompson.
He leaves to cherish his memory -
Wife: Birdie Outland of Salina
Daughter: Angelique Outland of San Antonio
Step-daughter: Shannon Poole (Delano)
Step-sons: Marquis Richarson and Anthony Richardson both of Salina
Eight brothers: James Burse (Patricia)
Harvey Burse (Stephanie)
Larry Burse (Pat)
O.D. Burse (Sandra)
Bruce Burse (Pam)
Four sisters: Claudette Davis of Salina
Charlotte Mosley (Charles)of Salina
Annie Atkinson of Edwards MS
Arlene Thompson of Edwards MS
Host of nieces and nephews
Special friends: Steve and Dianna Stockham
Funeral services will be 1:00 PM Saturday, June 15, 2013, at the St. Johns Missionary Baptist Church, with burial in the Gypsum Hill Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at the Ryan Mortuary, with the family greeting visitors from 6:00 to 8:00.
Memorials are to the Tammy Walker Cancer Center or The Kaye Pogue Hospice Center.
DES MOINES, IA - Linda Kay Williams, 48, Des Moines, died Thursday, July 30, 1998, at Hospice Kavanagh House, Des Moines, of natural causes. Mrs. Williams was a native of Manhattan, KS, and was a resident of Salina, KS, before moving to Des Moines 30 years ago. She was a case manager with Traveler's Insurance and was a former member of the University United Methodist Church, Salina.
Survivors include her husband Jim of Des Moines; a daughter, Lisa Renee Williams of Des Moines; a son, Jamie Lee of Des Moines; her parents, Harold and Lois Pack of Salina; two brothers, Larry Pack of Orlando, FL, and Loren Pack of Wichita, KS; and a sister, Lona Foust of Manhattan.
The funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Hamilton's Funeral Home, 605 Lyon St., Des Moines 50309. Cremation will follow. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Central Iowa. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Charlotte Irene Hardesty, 60, of Salina, passed away Sunday, December 19, 2010. Mrs. Hardesty was born January 12, 1950, in Salina, the daughter of Richard and Delores (Hunter) Palmer. She greatly loved her family, friends, kids at school and trips to Cancun. Charlotte was preceded in death by her mother, Delores, and her grandparents, Erv and Lucille Hindman.
Survivors include her husband, Carl; daughter, Jennifer Babcock and husband Troy, two sons, Jason and wife Melissa, and David and wife Renee; sister Linda Graves and husband Jay; brother, Delbert Palmer and wife Deb; sister Shirley Palmer and husband Larrel Krehbiel; father, Richard; and seven grandchildren, Jessie, Amanda, Caden, Dylan, Jordan, Greyson and Gage.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 pm Sunday, December 26, at Ryan Mortuary, 137 N Eighth, Salina 67401. A memorial service will be at 11 am Monday, December 27, at Webster Conference Center, 2601 N Ohio, with Pastor Ed Mathis officiating. In Lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Higher Praise Church, in care of the mortuary.
Salina Journal Michael L. Parks, 33, Eureka, died Saturday at St. John's Hospital Emergency Room following a cardiac arrest.
He was born Feb. 21, 1950, at Salina and had been pastor of the Eureka Church of the Nazarene since 1980.
Mr. Parks graduated from Salina Central High School in 1968, the Mid-America Nazarene Seminary in Kansas City in 1980. He was a member of the Ministerial Association of Eureka and the Eureka Church of the Nazarene.
Surviving are his wife, Lynette, of the home; his mother, Mrs. Della Driscoll, 602 Maple; a son, Jason Michael, of the home; a grandmother, Mrs. Martha Parks, Phoenix, AZ; a stepgrandmother, Mrs. Ed VanNess, Ocean City, Texas; and a brother, James L. Driscoll, 819 Willis.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Belmont Boulevard Church of the Nazarene, Dr. Marcelle Knight officiating. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Eureka Church of the Nazarene with Dr. Knight officiating. Burial will be at the Gypsum Hill Cemetery.
The family suggests memorials to the Nazarene Theological Seminary, Kansas City. The Ryan Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Mike was such a good, decent man and it was natural that he became a minister. My favorite memory of him is, of course, in his roles on the Salina HIgh school stage, and especially in his leading role of King Arthur in Camelot. He was so kind and left this world much too soon.
ROSE HILL - Danny Ray Perry, 52, Rose Hill, died Monday, Feb. 10, 2003.
He was a sales representative.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce of Rose Hill; two sons, Ryan of Wichita and Brandon of Rose Hill; a daughter, Lindsey Perry of Rose Hill; a brother, Russell Perry of Winterhaven, Fla.; Larry Baker of Wichita; a sister, Anita Rainsberry of Canada; a stepsister Karen Bender of Wichita; and one grandchild.
The funeral was Feb. 13 at Hillside Christian Church, Wichita. Burial was in Gypsum Hill Cemetery, Salina.
Memorials may be made to Rose Hill Baseball Association, in care of Mark Conway, 540 E. Showalter, Rose Hill 67133, or Rose Hill EMS, P.O. Box 394, Rose Hill 67133.
DeVorss Flanagan-Hunt Mortuary, 201 S. Hydraulic, Wichita 67211, handled arrangements.
Randall Burton Phinney, 66, of Salina, died Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016. Randy, a longtime Salina resident, was born in Junction City. He was the second of four children of Al and Lavina Phinney.
Randy had many passions in life. He was an inventor and a skilled woodworker. Even as a child, there was nothing he liked better than taking something apart and trying to put it back together, starting with a television at age ten. He could fix anything. An avid music lover, he grew up with a jukebox in his basement.
He worked for Central Music Company, owned and operated Rangers Bar and Grill and was employed by Union Pacific Railroad as a yardmaster for the past 21 years. He was the beloved and devoted father to Troy Phinney and a grandfather to Holly and Brynn. He cherished his relationship with Troy and was dedicated to Judy Phinney and his brother Brad, as well.
Survivors include his son, Troy; brother, Brad; and sister, Connie Venuso. Nieces and nephews include Jason Jackson, Bret Venuso, Tracy Venuso, Sybil Kaspar and Robbie Stryker; and close relationships include Troy’s fiancée Sabrina, Sydney and Drew Storey, and Steve and Delicia Haly.
His sister Barbara and his parents preceded him in death.
He was adored and loved by all who knew him and will be deeply missed.
Memorial service will be at Ryan Mortuary, Salina, at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 27. Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. Thursday. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park, Salina. Memorial donation can be made to ASPCA or the Saline County Humane Society.
Memories of Bob: Kind, charming, creative, funny, multi-talented, caring, reflective.
My mother, who was a critical judge of any of my friends, thought Bob was the "finest young man"-his charisma easily won her over. That was classic Bob-he won you over. Everytime he comes to mind I remember his killer smile, his wit and his presence on our Salina High stage. Yet I also think of his sadness, his wondering why he didn't seem to fit in, of being out of sync with "Salina-ism".
That college year, when he came out, some accepted and some rejected him, yet Bob knew he had nothing to hide anymore, now he had a clearer future. He could move forward, find his niche, and eventually that would lead him far away from Kansas. Memories of that era include questioning of so much-the war, civil rights, sexual morals, where we were heading in the changing world of the 60's and 70's. Bob memorialized that questioning for me. Sadly, his life ended too soon for our culture to change as quickly as needed for him, and for those people who rejected his declaration of being gay to understand, and not fear, what that meant for him.
Bob left me with this: he impelled me to trust my inner voice, validating that being "outside-the-box" is fulfilling. Embrace your "YOU-ness" Acceptance and joy in self-he worked hard for it and prompted me to appreciate diversity- there is no ONE-WAY in humanity.
Thank you Bob, you were a wonderful person and friend-supportive and always willing to listen to me. Your heart was so big, perhaps because it would beat for only a short time? Your example spoke volumes-use your talents, accept yourself just the way God made you and it will bring you peace. You were witty and talented; your empathy towards others was a point of light. You made school and drama club so much fun. People liked you because you put them at ease and they sensed how your truly cared about what was happening to them. Acceptance of individuality brought joy and I will always be grateful for your example of individual courage and the willingness to think the best about people. camecesounounoungougnrientrient ,
Wichita Eagle, The (KS) - Sunday, November 14, 1993
Deceased Name: Redman, William F. "Willie
Redman, William F. "Willie," 43, Wichita Area Vocational and Technical School student, died Saturday, Nov. 13, 1993. Service pending.
Survivors: wife, Ola; daughters, Bea Bea Pickett, Dawn, both of Wichita; parents, George and Janie of Salina; brother, Thomas of Independence, Mo.; sister, Debra Johnson of Lincoln, Neb.; grandmother, Alice Robinson of Ellsworth; five grandchildren. Cochran Mortuary.
Copyright (c) 1993 The Wichita Eagle
CHOCTAW, OK - Cory Lee Sarvis, 47, Choctaw, died Sunday Sept 28, 1997, at Baylor Medical Center, Dallas.
Mrs. Sarvis was born May 23, 1950, at Kansas City, MO. She worked at Tinker Air force Base for 13 years and was a Girl Scout leader. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Oklahoma City, where she was a deacon, in the choir and a Sunday School teacher.
Survivors include two daughters, Adriene Stephens of Carrollton, TX, and Rachel Anne Miller of Choctaw; her parents, James D. and Viola Sarvis of Salina, KS; a brother, Barry Sarvis of Manhattan, KS; and two granddaughters.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the First Presbyterian Church, 1001 NW 25th.
Memorials may be made to the Deacon's Fund at the church.
Bill Eisenhour Funeral Home 8805 NE 23rd, Oklahoma City 73141, is handling arragnements.
I'm so sorry if some of you were misinformed about my grandmother's death. She did not die of cancer as previously stated by a friend. She died much, much too soon of liver failure in 1997.
From Christy Walter on August 17th, 2013
Cory and I were members of West Chester Presbyterian Church so I knew her as a Sunday-school acquaintance from elementary on. We both loved pretend play- especially to act like Princesses! She was a natural beauty with her lovely red hair and big( green?) eyes. When we reconnected in high school in drama club she had the confidence to sing and act that I didn't and she took roles on stage. The Drama Club was a joy for her. She died much, much too soon with cancer.
From Jan Daily Everhart on August 15th, 2013
At the 1993 reunion we all said "see ya in 5!" Little did we know it would be our last goodbye.
Mass of Christian Burial for Peter Bradford Schneider, 63, Lawrence will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, January 23, 2014 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Lawrence. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery with military honors.
He died January 20, 2014 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Peter was born on August 28, 1950 in Fort Clayton, Panama Canal, the son of Melvin Andrew and Willa Mae (Bowers) Schneider. Peter served in the U.S. Marine Corp from 1968 to 1978. Peter worked as a technician for Time Warner Cable, where he retired in 2010.
He was a member of the Corpus Christi Catholic Church, where he was a Eucharistic Minister, and served as part of the Art and Environment Committee, and Retired Guys Ministry. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus and assisted with Family Promise. Pete and Cathy were a lead couple with Catholic Engaged Encounter for 22 years, where they ministered to over 2,000 engaged couples.
He married Catherine Sue O'Renick on May 21, 1977 in Sugar Creek, MO. She survives of the home. Other survivors include his mother, Willa Mae Swanson, Olathe, KS; two sons, Ryan Schneider, Kansas City, MO; Danny Schneider, Omaha, NE; two brothers, John Schneider, Grandview, TX; George Schneider, Texas; and six sisters, Helen Brown, Salina, KS; Linda Vogan, Olathe, KS; Deborah Scruggs, Westmoreland, TN; Kris Mitchell, Key Largo, FL; JoAnn Snow, Lee's Summit, MO; Anita Brown, Grand Island, NE.
A rosary will be recited at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church with a visitation to follow until 8:00 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made in his name to Corpus Christi Catholic School or Lawrence Memorial Hospital Endowment Association and may be sent in care of Warren- McElwain Mortuary.
SPRING HILL - Donald D. Seim, 40, Spring Hill, died Friday, July 20, 1990, at Humana Medical Center, Overland Park, as the result of an industrial accident.
Mr. Seim was born May 31, 1950, in Salina and was an Army veteran of Vietnam. He had been a slitter/foreman for Steel Benders, Inc., Lenexa, for six years.
Survivors include his wife, Judy of the home; a son, David of the home; a stepson, Matt Bell of the home; a stepdaughter, Jennifer McCloud of the home; his father, Oscar D. Seim of Gardner; his mother, Mildred L. Seim of Edgerton; three brothers, Harvey L. Seim of Edgerton, Jerry R. Seim and Kenneth J. Seim, both of Salina; and a sister, Norma Jean Pangrac of Loveland, CO.
A memorial service will be at 9 a.m. Monday at the W.L. Frye and Son Mortuary and Crematory, Olathe. A service will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Roselawn Memorial Park, Salina.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
The body was cremated.
The Salina Journal William D. "Bill" Sharp, 46, Salina, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 1997, at Salina Regional Health Center, as a result of a farm tractor and train accident west of Salina.
Mr. Sharpwas born Dec. 19, 1950, at Salina and was a lifetime area resident. He had worked for Federal Express as a courier for more than 10 years and farmed west of Salina. He was a member of Church of the Cross United Methodist Church, where he had been a Sunday School teacher, and Quail Unlimited.
He was preceded in death by a son, Shannon David, in 1977.
Survivors include his wife, Vicki, of the home; two sons, William Jr. and Travis, both of the home; a daughter, Amber Sharp of the home; his father and stepmother, Duane and Jean Sharp of Salina; his mother and stepfather, Margaret and Everett Gardinier of Concho, AZ; three sisters, Darla Jean Corcoran and Linda Sue Benoit of Houma, LA; Carol Jayne McLaughlin of Pinedale, AZ; two half brothers, Bryan Gardinier of Concho, AZ and Mike Gardinier of Salina; a half sister Roxanne Gomez of Show Low, AZ.
The funeral will be 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Ryan Mortuary, the Rev. Paul Wilke officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Salina.
Memorials can be made to the William Sharp Children's Educational Fund in care of the family.
Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. today and 9 a.m. until the service Tuesday at the mortuary, 137 N Eighth, Salina 67401.
CELESTE, Texas — William Dale “Bill” Siebert, 64, of Celeste, passed away Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014. He was born July 3, 1950, in Salina, Kan., to William Dean and Teresa Lucille (Breault) Siebert.
Bill grew up in Salina, Kan., and graduated from Salina High School in 1968. He then earned his degree in architecture from Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kan. Bill was an architect for Stephen B. Chambers Architects, in Dallas.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Teresa Siebert; brother, Tim Siebert; maternal grandparents, Hector and Rose Breault; and paternal grandparents, Ooze and Sue Siebert. Bill is survived by his wife, Debbi Conley Siebert (married Aug. 9, 1975); son, Matt Siebert and wife Amanda, of Edmond, Okla.; daughter, Bethany Siebert, of Dallas; grandson, Zachary William Siebert, of Edmond, Okla.; father, Bill Siebert, of Salina; and sister, Cindy Tubbs and husband Steve, of Salina.
Janet Kay Conner, 66, of Salina, passed away Thursday, April 14, 2016. She was born Jan. 24, 1950, in Lucas.
She married Charlie Conner on Feb. 9, 1969. Survivors include three children, Teresa (Brian) Sheridan, Chad (Shelley) Conner and Michelle (Matt) Lloyd; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; seven sisters; one sister-in-law; many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and -nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Everette and Aurlie Sigle; one brother; and two brothers-in-law.
Cremation has taken place. There is no visitation.
Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 20, at Grand Avenue United Methodist Church, 304 W. Grand, Salina.
Memorials may be made to the family of Janet Conner, in care of Teresa Sheridan, 1252 N. Hedville Road, Salina 67401.
David Joseph Spies made contact with his family on July 3, 1997, from Omaha, NE, saying he was returning to Salina and no one has heard from him since. Missing persons reports were filed with the Salina, KS and Omaha, NE, police departments but he has never been located. There have been no earnings reported with the Social Security Administration and no one in the family has heard from him since 1997.
"David had a rough life and the struggles he had, kept him from having a good life."
He drifted around Sturgis, SD, Omaha, NE, WY, CO and KS. We are asking all of you to think back. Were any of you ever close to David? Did any of you have any contact with him or have any clues as to where he might have been living? He was close to his family and they would like to know what happened to him. After talking with his sister, Judy, the family is again hopeful that he might be found and is considering contacting the PD's again.
Here is what we know:
David Joseph Spies
Place of Birth: Hays, KS
5 ' 9" / 185 lbs
Dark brown hair & eyes
Enlisted in the USMC approx. 1970
Went missing in 1997 at the age of 47
Feb '97 - in the Denver, CO area
Mar '97 - in a Veteran's Administration center in Ft Mead, SD for 33 days right before it closed down.
1997 ?? - employed at a computer company in Sturgis, SD
Apr '97 - in Wichita, KS
1997 ?? - living at a rooming house in Rapid City, SD
Jun '97 - in a Veteran's Administration facility in Hot Springs, WY/went through rehab in Sheridan, WY
July 3, 1997 - Omaha, NE......?? Disappeared
Send any information you might have and we will forward it to his family.
Frank H. "Sook" Thompson IV, 68, of Salina, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017. He was born Oct. 27, 1948, in Bermuda to Frank H. Thompson III and Kathryn (Ritter) Sheridan.
Frank worked for the Union Pacific Railroad for 30 years. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.
Surviving family include his wife of 43 years, Betty; daughter, JoAnn Newton (Randy), of Salina; grandsons, Brently Newton and Easton Newton, of Salina; brothers, John Thompson, of Leavenworth, and Glynn Sheridan (Jan), of Lawrence; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by: his parents and stepfather, Stanley.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, Sept. 18, at First Baptist Church, 843 Lewis, Salina.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, Saline County Animal Shelter or Lewy Body Dementia Association, all in care of Ryan Mortuary, 137 N. Eighth, Salina 67401.
Hal T. Thompson Jr., 61, of Salina, died Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011. He was born Saturday, April 29, 1950, in Flora, Miss., to Hal T. Sr. and Jessie Mae (Thomas) Thompson. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Paulette Samuel. Hal moved from Canton, Miss., to Salina in 1958, where he married Ava Lewis and had three children. He graduated from Salina Central High School and worked for Wyatt Foundry and Federal Mogul. He was an outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing and hunting.
Hal is survived by his children, Vincent Thompson, of Oklahoma City, Antoinette Thompson, of Lafayette, La., and Sonia Chief, of Salina; brothers, Vernel Thompson, of Salina, Calvin Thompson, of Longview, Texas, and Roosevelt Thompson, of Topeka; sisters, Laura Hill, of Salina, and Shelly Thompson-Collier, of Longview, Texas; 11 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 26, with the family receiving friends from 6-8 p.m., at Ryan Mortuary, Salina. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the mortuary.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hal Thompson Jr. Memorial Fund and may be left at or sent in care of the mortuary, 137 N. Eighth, Salina 67401.
Rebecca J. Todd, 62, of Salina, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012. She was born Jan. 1, 1950, in Denver, the daughter of Horace and Lucille (Elher) Todd. Rebecca was preceeded in death by her parents, Horace and Lucille. She is survived by her brother, Greg (Thea) Todd, of Salina; three nephews, Harry Todd, of St. Louis, MO, Charlie Todd of Salina and Willie Todd, of Manhattan; and numerous cousins.
Visitation: 4-8 p.m. today, Aug. 30, with the family receiving friends from 6-8 p.m. at Ryan Mortuary, Salina. Funeral: 2 p.m., Friday, Aug. 31, at Ryan Mortuary, Salina. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
The Salina Journal Vella Ruth Sippel, 62, of Salina, died Monday, Feb. 6, 2012. She was born July. 1, 1949, in Salina to Sheldon and Ruth (Wakefield) Turner. Vella was preceded in death by her brother, Ernest Turner.
She was a member of Salina Heights Christian Church. She love quilting and roller-skating. Vella is survived by her son, Darren Sippel, of Assaria; daughter, Trena Hoppock and husband Marty, of Salina; brother, Clarence Turner and wife Vivian, of Catati, Calif.; two sisters, Edythe Tisdale and husband Walt, of Idaho Falls, Idaho, and Lola Nelson and husband Barry of Salina; and five grandchildren.
Celebration of life service will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at Salina Heights Christian Church. Donations can be made to Hospice of Salina, and may be sent in care of Ryan Mortuary, 137 North Eighth St., Salina.
Cheryl Lynn Umphrey, 64, of Salina, was born June 11, 1950, in Kansas City, Mo., and died Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, at Good Shepherd Hospice House, Manhattan.
She is survived by her husband, Stephen Renich; her parents, William R. “Cork” and Ella Umphrey, of Salina; brother, Ray Umphrey and wife Linda, of Lenexa; sister, Elizabeth Jankord and husband Steve, of Manhattan; sister-in-law, Rebekah Lynch, of Fort Collins, Colo.; brother-in-law, Tom Renich and wife Janet, of Shawnee; and her nieces and nephews.
Private graveside services will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery, near Culver. Memorial services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20, at Belmont Boulevard Christian Church, Salina, with the Rev. Tara Thompson officiating. Following the service, there will be a visitation in the church fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers or memorials, an unplanned gesture of kindness is suggested. Ryan Mortuary is handling arrangements. For more information or to leave online condolences, visit www.ryanmortuary.com.
Cheryl was in Mrs. Sample's 7th grade English class and was, in my then youthful mind, the smartest student in that class. Our family moved to Atchison, Kansas after 7th grade, but I still remember her. Condolences to her family and friends.
From Mark Parscale on January 22nd, 2016
So sorry to hear of Cheryl's death. She was my girlfriend from the 6th grade through the 9th grade. We only lived about a block away from each other. I took her to the 'Cherokee' dance on Saturday night in my Dad's car - 1st time having the car on my own for a date. When I picked her up at her house that evening, I went to open the passenger door for her to get in but that door was locked. She accused me of 'planning' that so she would have to get in the driver's door with me - it was funny ! She has always been in my school years memories and I'm sad she has passed. My condolences to Stephen and the rest of her family.
LIBERAL - Rana Marie Richardson, 45, Liberal, died Friday, April 28, 1995, at her home.
Mrs. Richardson was born Rana Marie Walker on Dec. 26, 1949, at Clay Center. She had lived in Liberal since 1971, moving from Luray. She was a dental assistant for Dr. Howard Cummins and a member of the First Christian Church and the Alpha Rho Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, both of Liberal.
Survivors include her husband, Gary of the home; a son, Cary D. of the home; her mother, Georgia M. Walker of Salina; a brother, Lanny R. Walker of Reno, NV; and a sister, Kay D. Larson of Wichita.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Kitch Funeral Home, Liberal, Pastor Michael Ide of the Lutheran Church of the Good Shephard officiating. Burial will be at the Liberal Cemetery.
Memorials my be made to the American Cancer Society.
Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. today at the Kitch Funeral Home, 1212 W. Second, Liberal 67901.
Patty always "cracked me up"! She was so funny and happy. We used to clown around in P.E. with Lentz. She was always amazed at how clumsy I was because she was naturally so graceful. And no one, absolutely no one, could roll their eyes any better than Patty Washington.
Bob Wolfe, 59, of Salina, died Thursday, July 9, 2009. He was born Sept. 21, 1949, in Salina, the son of Frank and Maxine (Yancer) Wolfe. Mr. Wolfe was a member of the Sons of the American Legion.
Survivors include his wife, Sharon Wolfe, of the home; sons, Matt Wolfe and wife Gretchen, of Osawatomie, and Scott Gebhart and wife Billie, of Blue Springs, Mo.; daughters, Julie Ward, of Axton, Va., Charity Glass and husband Tim, of Martinsville, Va., and Kimberly Gebhart and John Mirales, of Long Beach, Calif.; sisters, Madonna Stephens and husband Merlin, of Salina, and Marilyn Canon, of Commerce City, Colo.; brother, Richard Wolfe and wife Liz, of Brighton, Colo.; brother-in-law Jerry Peterson and wife Judy, of Peoria, Ariz.; and seven grandchildren.
Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, July 13, at Ryan Mortuary.
Memorial gifts may be given to Hospice Care of Kansas and may be sent to or left in care of Ryan Mortuary, 137 N. Eighth, Salina 67401.
Richard Woodcock, 58, of Belton, MO, went to be with the Lord on Monday, May 11, 2009. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Leslie Woodcock, son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Sharon Reach of Houston, TX, son and daughter-in-law, Ryan and Nikki Reach of Wichita, KS, son and daughter-in-law, Bryn and Marz Lochman of Okinawa, Japan; grandchildren, Kati Reach, Bryanna Lochman, Cameron Reach, Jacob Lochman, and Addison Reach. Memorial services to be held at 3 p.m., Monday, May 18, with visitation held one hour prior. Both will be held at Park Lawn Funeral Home, 8251 Hillcrest Rd., Kansas City, MO, 64138. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Richard's memory to City Union Mission, 1100 E. 11th St., Kansas City, MO, 64106. (Arrangements: Park Lawn Funeral Home, (816) 523-1234).
Janet Lee Strickland-Collins, 66, of Platte, SD, formerly of Salina, KS passed away unexpectedly on Friday, July 7, 2017 at her home. Memorial Services are 10:30 A.M. Thursday, July 13, 2017 at Mount Funeral Home in Platte. A Prayer Service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 7:00 P.M.
Janet Lee (Woolverton) Strickland-Collins was born on September 3, 1950 to Eldred Jesse and Margaret Louise (Roscoe) Woolverton in Salina, KS. She graduated from Salina High School in 1968 and became a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) at Asbury Hospital in Salina. On July 11, 1973 she married Harold Fleming. She was employed in Sales with Tony’s Pizza and then for The Schwan Food Company when they purchased it.
In 1991, Janet was united in marriage to Michael Strickland-Collins in Salina. She was a self taught artist, loved crafts, had a gift for growing beautiful flower and vegetable gardens and could always find a bargain. Janet was loving and kind with a big heart, she could talk to anyone – you were never a stranger for long and she enjoyed her adventures. Janet had been a resident of Platte, SD since November 2004.
Grateful for having shared in Janet’s life: her daughter, April (Michael) Griffith of Caldwell, Idaho; three grandchildren: John, Michael and Jesse; a sister, Jill (Steve) Westendorf of Sturgis, SD; a sister-in-law, Linda Woolverton of Salina, KS; a niece, Shawn Woolverton-Cox of Salina, KS; along with many other relatives and friends.
Janet was preceded in death by her husband, Michael (2007); her parents; and a brother, David L. Woolverton.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Janet’s honor may be directed to: Lyric Theatre, PO Box 242, Platte, SD 57369.