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Obituaries

Steve (Burger) Schmidt

KSAL StaffOctober 5, 2022

Steve (Burger) Schmidt, 77, passed away on Sunday, October 2, 2022 at his home in Salina, KS surrounded by family and friends.  A Celebration of Life service will take place with Ryan Mortuary on Friday October 7th at 2pm.  Refreshments and time to visit with family  will start at about 1pm.  Memorial contributions are suggested to be given to Interim Health and Hospice Care of Salina. Stev...

 Kathryn Jane (Basinger) Driver

KSAL StaffOctober 3, 2022

Kathryn Jane (Basinger) Driver, 90, passed away Sept 28, 2022.  She was born in Wichita KS, Sept 14, 1932. She attended elementary and junior high schools in Wichita.  After her father returned home from WWII the family moved to Garden City; while there, she completed high school.  She ultimately received her BA degree in Business Administration – Public Administration from the College of ...

Dorothy (Maltbie) Gerdes

KSAL StaffOctober 3, 2022

Dorothy (Maltbie) Gerdes, 93, Salina, passed away on Wednesday September 28, 2022. She was born to Bessie and Ernest Maltbie, of Amorita, OK on March 4,1929 and graduated from Amorita High School. She had 2 brothers, both preceded her in death.  Dorothy married Robert N. Gerdes of Amorita, OK on May 28, 1947. They had been married 71 years when Bob passed away on August 21, 2018. They have 3 c...

Lois Ann (Johnson) Long 

KSAL StaffOctober 3, 2022

Lois Ann (Johnson) Long of Salina passed away Saturday, September 24th at Salina Regional Health Center. Lois was born at the McPherson Hospital on April 2, 1940 to Lester and Arlene (Lindquist) Johnson. She was baptized and confirmed at Bethany Lutheran Church in Lindsborg. Lois attended grade school at North Diamond, a one room school house near Galva and Lindsborg Rural High School. She wor...

Dickie Darrel Nily

KSAL StaffSeptember 30, 2022

Dickie Darrel Nily, 89, of Salina, Kansas, passed away Saturday, September 24th, 2022. Dickie was born in Hunter, Kansas on June 6, 1933, a son of Ida Bertha (Seehafer) and Charles Nily. He served in the Korean War in the United States Army. Survivors include his daughter, Lora Anderson (Randy Hawkins), of Salina, Kansas; daughter-in-law, Marilee Nily, of Louisville, Kentucky; grandch...

Carol Jane Hansen

KSAL StaffSeptember 30, 2022

Carol Jane Hansen, 98, of Salina, Kansas, passed away Wednesday, September 28th, 2022. Carol was born on the family farm near Carlton, Kansas on June 17, 1924, a daughter of Mary (Karr) and Walter Wilson. She attended a rural country school and graduated in 1942 from Abilene High School. On June 28, 1942, Carol married Paul B. Hansen in Wichita, Kansas in the dress she will be buried in ...

Carol A. Stewart

KSAL StaffSeptember 30, 2022

Carol A. Stewart was called home on September 22, 2022 in Salina, KS. She was born on December 24, 1950 in Beloit, Kansas to Clare and June Nelson. The family later settled in Denver, Colorado. Carol remained in Denver until 2015 when she moved to Salina. During her work life, she had several jobs that she always excelled at. These included a Deputy Sheriff, Secretary, and ultimately worked fo...

Ida Forristal

KSAL StaffSeptember 30, 2022

Ida Forristal passed away on September 17, 2022, at the age of 97. She was born on the family farm in Trego County, Kansas, on January 8, 1925, to Nicholas and Anna (Stadelman) Dreiling. She was the youngest of nine children, was raised on the farm, and attended school in WaKeeney. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ellis, where she was united in marriage to William L. Forristal o...

Carolyn Jean Heald

KSAL StaffSeptember 28, 2022

Carolyn Jean Heald, 87, of Wichita, Kansas, passed away Sunday, September 25th, 2022. Carolyn was born in Kansas City, Missouri on November 4, 1934, a daughter of Doris Jean (Dobson) and John Roe Fenton. Her family moved around many times as a child, but her home was in Mountain Home, Arkansas. On February 14, 1954, Carolyn married Ray E. Heald in Salina, Kansas and to this union came th...

Earnest L. Patrick

KSAL StaffSeptember 28, 2022

Earnest L. Patrick, St., 68 of Salina, passed away, Saturday, September 17, 2022.  He was born September 15, 19454 in Jackson, Tennessee. He worked for Kenny’s Body Shop as a Mechanic. He was preceded in death by his parents Floyd, Lottie Patrick, sister Mary Greer, and his loving wife Carolyn Y. Patrick. Survivors include his children, Earnest Patrick of Salina, and Erik Patrick of Sa...

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