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Obituaries

Cecilia Barbara Ataro “Cece” Kilat

KSAL StaffJanuary 17, 2019

Cecilia Barbara Ataro “Cece" Kilat, 32, of Chicago, passed away on Monday, December 17, 2018. Cece was born on May 6, 1986, in Uganda, the daughter of Christine Lanyero and James Kilat. She was raised in Salina, Kansas and graduated from Sacred Heart Jr./Sr. High School. She attended The University of Kansas before transferring to Columbia College in Chicago to study music. A lauded singer an...

Wanda Leigh Davenport

KSAL StaffJanuary 16, 2019

Wanda Leigh Davenport, age 88, passed away at the Hospice House in Hutchinson on Jan. 14, 2019. She was born on July 14, 1930 in Enid, OK to Leonard A. & Millie M. (Decker) Maphet. She graduated from Enid High School in 1948 and Phillips University in 1952. Wanda married Melvin R. Davenport on August 17, 1951. After moving to Concordia in 1971, she worked at the Concordia Middle School as a...

Nelsie Josephine McLaughlin

KSAL StaffJanuary 16, 2019

Nelsie Josephine McLaughlin, 70, of Salina, passed away, Wednesday, January 2, 2019 in Sterling, Kansas. She was born December 26, 1948 in Danville, VA. She worked for Elmore Center Cafe as a kitchen tech for 9 years. She was preceded in death by her brother, Moody E. McLaughlin; sisters Rosa McLaughlin, Beulha McLaughlin, Brenda A. McLaughlin. Survivors include her brothers, James C. Mc...

Robert D. “Bob” Nelson

KSAL StaffJanuary 16, 2019

Robert D. “Bob” Nelson, age 92, left this earthly life on Monday, January 14, 2019 at Sunset Nursing Home, Concordia. He was born on May 19, 1926 in Jamestown, Kansas to Harry and Violet (Nystrom) Nelson. He married Ruby Cordwell on June 27, 1947 in Concordia and she preceded him on Jan. 8, 2010. Bob was a lifelong area resident and farmer. He served on the Jamestown School Board and Jamest...

Rose M. Heinen

KSAL StaffJanuary 15, 2019

Rose M. Heinen, age 86, left this earthly life on Monday, January 14, 2019 at Cloud County Health Center, Concordia, KS. She was born on Oct. 29, 1932 in Hays, KS to Leonard A. & Kathryn M. (Karls) Spresser. Rose graduated from St. John’s Catholic High School in Beloit, KS and attended school at Cloud County Community College. Rose married John Heinen and they later divorced, but to this ...

Norman D. Reed

KSAL StaffJanuary 15, 2019

Norman D. Reed, 91, of Salina, passed away Monday, January 14th, 2019. Norman was born on October 29, 1927 to the late Harry and Leona (Walker) Reed in Ottawa County, Kansas. Norman attended Union #1 Grade School and Miltonvale High School. He was employed for 39 years at Stannard Construction in Wichita where he was a Paving Foreman. Norman was first married to Donna Foster in 1958. They...

Mary Ann Keil

KSAL StaffJanuary 14, 2019

Mary Ann Keil, 63, Salina, die Jan 13, 2019. She was born August 19, 1955 in Russell, KS the daughter of Rubin and Alvina (Miller) Keil. Mary Ann was preceded in death by her parents and her brothers, Eugene and Jerry. She is survived by her brother Gary Keil, Salina, her sister, Arlena Nickel, Kearney, NE, nieces and nephews and her many friends at OCCK. The family will receive friends a...

Lewis Hudson “Lew” Keith

KSAL StaffJanuary 14, 2019

Lewis Hudson "Lew" Keith, 67, of McPherson, Kansas, passed away at 8:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 18th, 2018 unexpectedly, at his home, McPherson, Kansas. Lew was born in Fargo, North Dakota on January 10, 1951, a son of the late Marion Allison (Steward) and Kenneth Monroe Keith. Lew attended up to the 4th grad at the Oak Knoll grade schools in Minneapolis, Minnesota and then Fergus Falls grad...

Linda J. LaPorte

KSAL StaffJanuary 14, 2019

Linda J. LaPorte, 66, Salina, passed away January 12, 2019. She was born April 23, 1952. She is survived by her daughter, Denise Luchsinger, Salina, sons, Tim Johnston and Brian Johnston, Salina, and Chris LaPorte, Chapman, a grandson, Ethan Johnston and her companion, Patrick Johnston. Memorial services will be private. Donations can be made to help the family with expenses to Patrick Jo...

John Phillip McClaskey

KSAL StaffJanuary 11, 2019

John Phillip McClaskey, 82, of Marion, Kansas, passed away at 8:48 a.m., Thursday, January 10th, 2019 peacefully, at St. Lukes Living Center. John was born in Belleville, Kansas on April 18, 1936, a son of Dr. Claget and Velna (Hallock) McClaskey. John attended the Cuba Kansas Public Schools, Kansas State University, Manhatten, Kansas and Kansas School of Barbering, Wichita, Kansas. He wa...

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