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Donna Vanier

KSAL StaffMay 25, 2020

A woman known for her philanthropy is being remembered. Donna Vanier, who was a big supporter of Kansas State University and St. John’s Military School, passed away on Saturday. The scriptures say, “To whom much is given, much will be required.” Luke 12:48. To Donna Vanier, this was much more than Biblical council. It was a way of life. Born in Salina, Kansas, on October 24, 1934, to W...

Char Dooley

KSAL StaffMay 22, 2020

Char Dooley, age 57, of Concordia, Kansas, entered into rest on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, surrounded by her family at the Salina Medical Center, Salina, Kansas. She was born on April 27, 1963 in Concordia, Kansas to Charles and Georgia Burch. Char was a 1981 graduate of Concordia High School. She married Jim Dooley on Feb 1, 1984 in Concordia, Kansas. Char worked in Concordia at the Pawnee...

Daniel Eugene Foiles

KSAL StaffMay 22, 2020

Daniel Eugene Foiles, age 88, died in his home in Smolan, Kansas from natural causes on May 19, 2020. Dan is survived by three children, their spouses, and eight grandchildren: Tim and Holly Foiles of Groveland, California and their son, Ben; Deni and Mark Duncan of Yreka, California and their children, Shyla, Mariah, Julie, and Will; Ken and Shelley Foiles of Warner Robins, Georgia and their chil...

Patricia Ann (Bigge) Guthrie

KSAL StaffMay 21, 2020

Patricia Ann (Bigge) Guthrie passed away at home on Friday, May 15, 2020. She was born on October 27, 1954 in St. Louis, MO to Earl and Ruth (Peterman) Bigge. She had one brother, Stephen Bigge (Cindy) of Topeka; one sister, Janet Hedine (John) of Alexandria, MN; one son, James Walle of Wichita, KS; one step-son, Dustin Stovall (Christen) of Salina; one daughter, Christy Negus (Slade) of Salina; ...

James Purnell “Tree” Hamilton

KSAL StaffMay 21, 2020

James Purnell “Tree” Hamilton, 56, of Concordia, KS, and previously of Dallas, TX, and Atlantic City, NJ, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 9, 2020, at Salina Regional Hospital. He was born September 22, 1963 in Vinland, New Jersey, to Gyrene (Tennant) and James Purnell Williams Sr. Tree was trained as a chef and loved to cook for people. He was a good man, hard worker and would ...

Maria de la Luz Martinez-Arias

KSAL StaffMay 21, 2020

Maria de la Luz Martinez-Arias, 76, passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2020, in Salina. She was born December 25, 1943 in Abrego, Fresnillo, Zacatecas to Enrique Arias and Maria Guadalupe Jasso. Maria is survived by her husband Tomas Martinez Escobedo, daughter Oralia Martinez (Pascual) of Monterrey, son Jamie Martinez, son Pedro Martinez (Elvira), daughter Fransisca Martinez (Cesar), son Tomas Marti...

Nancy L. Weathers

KSAL StaffMay 21, 2020

On April 18, 2020 Nancy L. Weathers passed away at the age of 61 in Salina, KS. She was born on August 7, 1958 in Salina to Alvin and Barbara Beadleston of Salina. She is survived by spouse, Gary Weathers and two children, Mollie Lindsey and Miles Weathers of Salina; three sisters, twin Mary (Mike) Kohr of Norwood Young America, MN, Mardella (Blaine) Chambers, and Betsy Beadleston of Salina; niec...

Geard Don Quathamer

KSAL StaffMay 20, 2020

Geard Don Quathamer, 79, of Salina, passed away Monday, May 18, 2020. He was born February 4, 1941 in Parsons, KS to Geard and Hazel (Vitousik) Quathamer. He worked for Alma Manor for 25 years in Maintenance. He was preceded in death by his parents Geard and Hazel (Vitousik) Quathamer; wife Dora Anne; sisters Joan Hoefler and Lavina Cole; grandson Jaustin Riley. Survivors include his chil...

Sara Collins Medina

KSAL StaffMay 20, 2020

Sara Collins Medina, 77, of Wakefield, died Monday, May 18, after a short illness. She was born in in Bridgeport, Connecticut, on July 21, 1942, to the late Owen and Sara Collins of Fairfield. A product of Fairfield Public Schools, Sara attended Vassar College in Poughkeepsie New York, graduating in 1963 with an AB in Russian and Economics. Making her home in New York City, Sara was a writer/re...

Cartha I. Malone

KSAL StaffMay 19, 2020

Cartha I. Malone, 75, Smolan, died May 17, 2020. She was born March 21, 1945 in Lake Lotrobe, PA, the daughter of William and Dorothy (Wagner) Myers. She is survived by her husband, Leland, of the home. No funeral services are planned at this time. The Ryan Mortuary, Salina, is in charge of arrangements....

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