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Obituaries

Charles Dean Bethe

KSAL StaffJuly 8, 2020

Charles Dean Bethe, 96, of Salina, passed away peacefully in his own home, with his family by his side, Wednesday, July 1, 2020. Our dad lived in the same home and gave 72 years to our community, working for Salina Concrete Products, supervisor for crew, building block silos on farms around the state. April 4th Dean called Kindred Hospice in McPherson and Comfort Keepers to help him control ...

Keila Haggard

KSAL StaffJuly 7, 2020

Keila Haggard, 48, of Salina, passed away June 21, 2020. She was born March 30, 1972 at St. John’s Hospital. She was preceded in death by her dad, Lewis Haggard. Survivors include her mother, Myrna Martinez; daughter, Tiara Nicole Harrison of Salina; plus, numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. Keila’s infectious smile, and generous heart, will be greatly missed. “We love you and m...

John Richard McEachron

KSAL StaffJuly 7, 2020

John Richard McEachron, 89, of Salina, passed away July 5, 2020. He was born April 4, 1931 in Dalhart, Texas. He served as a Seaman in the US Coast Guard then retired as a US Air Force Master Sergeant after 22 years. Then he worked as a clerk in the US Post Office for 18 years. John spent his years growing up in Speed KS and the Ozarks. He spent many retirement years living on The Lake of Th...

Rodney Lewis Smith

KSAL StaffJuly 7, 2020

Rodney Lewis Smith, 56, of Salina, Kansas, passed away Friday, June 26th, 2020. Rodney was born in San Jose, California on June 16, 1964, a son of the late Betty Raye (Wright) Nelson. He was the Co-owner and operator of Specialist Unlimited, a volunteer firefighter with SCFD#2, avid hunter and lover of all things outdoors. Survivors include his wife, Aimee Giroux-Smith; daughter, Tiffany ...

Allen Dee Brown

KSAL StaffJuly 6, 2020

Allen Dee Brown, age 60, of Salina, Kansas passed away on June 29, 2020 at Salina Regional Hospital after a brief illness. He was born on August 6, 1959 to the late Howard and Marlene (Panzer) Brown in Great Bend, Kansas. He grew up in Lincoln, Kansas and graduated from Lincoln High School in 1977. After high school he attended North Central Kansas Area vocational school where he received an assoc...

Merlin E. Middleton

KSAL StaffJuly 6, 2020

Merlin E. Middleton, 89, of Salina, Kansas, passed away Thursday, July 2nd, 2020. Merlin was born in Waukegan, Illinois on March 24, 1931, a son of the late Margaret Katherine (Duncan) and James Kent Middleton. On September 23, 1950, Merlin married Betty Clark in Kansas City, Kansas. Survivors include three daughters, Peggy Krummen, (Ralph), of Minneapolis, Kansas, Debbie Odell, of Overla...

Juanita (Nita) June Johnson Stevenson

KSAL StaffJuly 6, 2020

Juanita (Nita) June Johnson Stevenson went home to be with her Lord, March 27, 2020. Juanita was born June 1, 1931, in rural Saline County. She was preceded in death by her parents, John Johnson and Gladys Davis, and brothers, Clifford, Raymond, and John. She is survived by her children, Juanita (Craig) Stone, Joyce Buckland-Rohloff, Jill Buckland, Marty Buckland, Jan (Joe) Zinn, Judy Love a...

Gerda K. Tatro

KSAL StaffJuly 6, 2020

Gerda K. Tatro, age 81, Jamestown, KS, died Monday, June 22, 2020 at her home in Jamestown. She was born on April 23, 1939 in Weinheim, Germany to George & Margret (Gredel) Stephany. Gerda, the youngest of 7 children attended and graduated high school in Germany. She married a US serviceman, Charles Bussart in Germany and came to the United States at the age of 19. To this union was born 2 ...

James Curtis Herr

KSAL StaffJuly 2, 2020

James Curtis "J.C." Herr, 87, of McPherson, Kansas, passed away Wednesday, July 1st, 2020 while in the company of family members at McPherson Health And Rehab. James was born in Fayetteville, Arkansas on March 5, 1933, the son of Owen Curtis and Mary A. (Mondero) Herr. James attended Irving Elementary School in Winfield, Kansas, Arkansas City Junior High School and graduated from Arkansas Ci...

Anna May Reese

KSAL StaffJuly 2, 2020

Anna May Reese, 81, of Salina, Kansas, passed away Friday, June 19th, 2020. Anna was born in Fairfield, Iowa on April 15, 1939, a daughter of the late Ina Wilma (Armstrong) and Curtis C Reynolds. Survivors include three daughters, Pat Bussart, of Salina, Melody Ford, of Nebraska, Mary Smith, of Kansas; five sons, Harold Bailey, Steven Harder, David Reese, Jimmie Hart, all of Salina, Robert G...

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