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Obituaries

Mary Lana Johnson

KSAL StaffJune 14, 2021

Mary Lana Johnson, 56, of Salina, passed away Sunday, June 13th, 2021. Mary was born in Louisville, Kentucky on February 8, 1965, a daughter of Mary Phyllis (Ashcraft) Warner, and the late Herman Dotson. Survivors include her mother, Mary Warner of Georgia; daughter, Cierra Johnson, of Salina, two sons, Colby Johnson, of Salina, Collin Johnson, of Manhattan, Kansas; and brother, Tim Dotson, ...

Abigail Rae Hett

KSAL StaffJune 14, 2021

Abigail Rae Hett, 11, passed away on Sunday, May 30, 2021. Abby was born on January 5, 2010 in Salina, Kansas to Phillip and Kimberly Hett. She joined her big sister Jillian Louise making their family complete. Living her entire life in Lindsborg, Kansas, Abby attended St. Bridgett’s Little Kingdom Preschool/Pre-K, Soderstrom Elementary School, and Smoky Valley Middle School. In her short ...

Joyce Elaine (Dinsmoor) Cooper

KSAL StaffJune 14, 2021

LINCOLN, KS - Joyce Elaine (Dinsmoor) Cooper passed away May 27, 2021 at Lincoln Park Manor, Lincoln, Kansas.  A graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 26th in Lucas Cemetery. A memorial service will follow at 11:00 a.m. at Lucas United Methodist Church with a luncheon to follow. Joyce was born on February 17, 1929 in Lucas, Kansas the daughter of Lloyd and Viva Dinsm...

James “Jim” E. Cogar

KSAL StaffJune 11, 2021

James “Jim” E. Cogar, 85 of Salina, passed away Wednesday, June 9, 2021.  He was born June 19, 1935, in Evergreen, W. VA.   James retired from the US Army after serving 20 years. Following his retirement, Jim worked for Sears as a Service Technician, then as a truck driver for USD 305 for 4 years in the food service industry.   He was preceded in death by his parents; Ro...

Deborah Lynn Richter

KSAL StaffJune 9, 2021

Deborah Lynn Richter, 62, went to be with our Lord on June 5, 2021, at Bethany Home in Lindsborg. Debbie had been battling ALS since January 2019.   Debbie was born July 1, 1958, in Salina to Earl D. and Marylou Richter. She was a 1976 graduate of Salina South High School and 1992 graduate of Brown Mackie College with an Associate of Applied Science-Paralegal degree.   She wo...

James W. Spence

KSAL StaffJune 7, 2021

James W. Spence, 91, of Salina, passed away surrounded by his family on Saturday, January 23, 2021.  Jim was born in the Dry Creek Community near Willow Springs, Missouri on May 27, 1929, a son of the late Ira and Rhilda Spence. Jim retired as Resident Manager of Webster Conference Center in 1997.  Jim and Darlene traveled to many Camp Manager Conferences and loved to extend the time away by ...

Robert Eugene Wahaus

KSAL StaffJune 7, 2021

SALINA - Robert Eugene Wahaus, 85, of Salina passed away Monday, January 11, 2021. He was born September 2, 1935 to Eugene H. and Mabel R. (Meyers) Wahaus at Hoisington, Kansas. In his youth years Robert shined shoes and mopped stores. Robert married Judith Elaine (Arends) on November 23, 1973. Robert was in management for Safeway and Food Barn Stores for 38 years. He retired from Food Barn at...

Jesus “Jesse” Antonio Martinez

KSAL StaffJune 7, 2021

Jesus Antonio “Jesse” Martinez, 29, of Salina, passed away Friday, June 4, 2021. He was born November 19, 1991, to Marco Martinez and Aurora Salinas. Jesse was an automotive painter that had a true love for his work. His favorite hobby was fixing and riding his bike. Jesse genuinely loved helping his family and friends. He was a great father who also extended the exact same love, support,...

Christopher L. Giroux

KSAL StaffJune 7, 2021

Christopher L. Giroux, 24, of Salina, passed away Sunday, May 30, 2021. Christopher blessed this world with his arrival on January 17, 1997, forever wrecking his sister Kelci’s life. He was most well-known for his boujee ways, infectious smile and never-ending appetite for everything! Christopher was called friend by many. His very large group of friends each knew how special their presenc...

Norma Claire Carter

KSAL StaffJune 4, 2021

Norma Claire Carter, 91, of Salina, passed away Wednesday, May 19, 2021. She was born September 5, 1929 in Concordia, KS. She worked for South Western Bell as an office clerk/operator for 34 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Melvin Clyde and Delia Claire (Sewart) VanZandt; her beloved husband of 65 years, Clarence LeRoy Carter; twin brother, Norman VanZandt; and her sister, Jo...

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