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Obituaries

Maryellen (Justice) Batt

KSAL StaffMay 19, 2022

Maryellen Batt, 94, of Salina, Kansas, died May 17, 2022. She was the only child of Walter and Alice Justice born on November 20, 1927. The family moved to Salina from Canton in 1935. She went through the Salina school system, graduating from Salina High School in 1945. She earned an AA degree in Design Merchandizing from Christian College, a 2-year girl’s school in Columbia, Missouri, and a BA ...

Patricia Ann (Helmick) Christy

KSAL StaffMay 19, 2022

Patricia Ann Christy, 88, of Salina, Kansas, died on May 18, 2022, after a long and rewarding life. She was born in Sargent, Nebraska, on June 1,1933 to Harold and Lottie (Stockham) Helmick. In her final years she struggled with dementia but maintained her joyful spirit. Pat graduated from high school in Ottumwa, Iowa in 1951. After high school she married Mac Christy, Jr. and spent many yea...

Dylan “Dilly” Eugene Garman

KSAL StaffMay 18, 2022

Dylan "Dilly" Eugene Garman of Salina, KS, at the young age of 25 was murdered, unarmed and shot four time in the chest, a victim of a violent crime, has been viscously been taken away from us far to soon on Saturday May, 7, 2022. A loving son, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend. He was a young man turning his life around with everything being taken away in the blink of an eye, by this hear...

Dr. James “Jim” L. Holder

KSAL StaffMay 18, 2022

Dr. James “Jim” L. Holder, age 88, passed away on May 16, 2022. He was born on February 22, 1934, in rural Dacoma, Oklahoma to James Lee and Edith (Thomas) Holder. Being a child of pastors/teachers, brought several relocations in Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, and Iowa before returning to western Oklahoma. Jim’s younger brother was born while they lived in Kansas. Jim married Lilas Flanagan ...

Bonnie June Cooke

KSAL StaffMay 17, 2022

Bonnie June Cooke, 90, Salina, passed away Sunday May 15, 2022. She was born August 3, 1931 in Gypsum, KS. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Cooke; parents, Frank and Nora (Knapp) Kitterman; brothers, Neil Kitterman and a baby who died at birth; and sisters, Ketha Cline and Arlene Guthrie. She is survived by her daughter, Cynthia (Cooke) Arvelo, Salina; two sons, Craig Cooke, ...

Robert “Bobby” Albers Jr,

KSAL StaffMay 17, 2022

Robert "Bobby" Albers Jr, 67, passed away Saturday, May 14, 2022. He was born May 12. 1955, Holdrege, NE., to Robert and Lorraine (Winberg) Albers. He was a carpenter, cement finisher, remodeled homes and helped his mother with rental properties. He enjoyed riding motorcycles and hanging out with friends. Bobby is survived by his Mother, Lorraine Albers, of Salina, Kansas., Father, Robert (B...

Shirley Ann Holcomb

KSAL StaffMay 17, 2022

Shirley Ann Holcomb, 81, of Salina, passed away Friday, May 13, 2022. She was born June 11, 1940, in Forest City, IA. She worked as a linen attendant for Salina Regional Health Care for 32 years. Shirley also served in the United States Navy. She was preceded in death by her parents; Melvin and Cornelia (Lura) Haraldson a brother; Clair Haraldson, and a granddaughter; Joslyn Kejr. Surv...

Patricia “Kay” Commerford

KSAL StaffMay 16, 2022

Patricia “Kay” Commerford, 72, of Salina, passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2022 in Butler, MO. Kay was born at St John’s hospital in Salina on September 7, 1949. On her 19th birthday, she married her soulmate, William Richard “Dick” Commerford at Sacred Heart Cathedral (September 7, 1968). She graduated Sacred Heart High School in 1967 in the same class as Dick. Kay went on to achieve an Ass...

Todd Lewis Wedgewood

KSAL StaffMay 13, 2022

Todd Lewis Wedgewood, 45, passed away, Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at his home in Salina, surrounded by family. Todd was born January 6, 1977 in Aurora, Colorado, to Ralph and Wanda Wedgewood. He had the brightest smile and could wrap his doting grandparents and parents around his little finger. Todd started school in Aurora, then moved with his family to Warrensburg, Missouri, finally moving to...

Todd Walter Koers

KSAL StaffMay 12, 2022

SALINA - Todd Walter Koers, 57, passed away on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 after a four year battle with cancer. Todd was born a ranch baby to Walter (Wally) and Virginia (Ginny) Koers on October 9, 1964 in Rapid City, South Dakota. Todd primarily grew up in Salina, KS and was a 1983 graduate of Salina South High School. Throughout his childhood, Todd was a competitive swimmer and part of the 1983 Sa...

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