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Obituaries

Debra Lynn Johnstone

KSAL StaffApril 5, 2022

Debra Lynn Johnstone, 67, of Salina, Kansas, passed away Thursday, March 31st, 2022. Debra was born in Clay Center, Kansas on January 20, 1955, a daughter of James Forrest Brown and the late “Jo Ann” (Pfizenmaier) Brown. She was a graduate of Clay Center High School class of 1973. After high school she served in the United States Navy from 1973-1977 and then enrolled and graduated with a...

Joanne Holland

KSAL StaffApril 5, 2022

SALINA -- Joanne Holland, 68, of Salina, passed away Monday, March 28, 2022. She was born May 2, 1953 in St. Louis, Missouri. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 2 p.m. Monday, April 4, at St. Mary Queen of the Universe Catholic Church with Fr. Brian McCaffrey as celebrant. Burial will follow in Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please donate to either Catholic Charities o...

Ellaina Marie Brightbill

KSAL StaffApril 4, 2022

Ellaina Marie Brightbill, 42, passed away on Thursday March 31, 2022. She was born on July 29, 1979, in Salina, the daughter of Bernard and Theresa (Roesner) White. She graduated from Ell-Saline HS in 1997and attended Colby Community College where she was an active cross-country and band member. She earned a BS degree from Kansas Wesleyan University. Ellaina met her husband, Jason Brightbill...

Patricia Ann Tyler

KSAL StaffApril 1, 2022

Patricia Ann Tyler (Patti), 61, passed away at Salina Regional Health Center on 3/28/2022. Patti passed away in the ICU surrounded by her loving family. She was a loving, beautiful, and kind soul. She would also be a little spitfire at times, when she needed to be. Patti was not afraid to call it like she saw it. Patti was forced to retire approximately 5 yrs. ago due to health conditions. H...

Brian Alan Dietsch

KSAL StaffApril 1, 2022

Brian Alan Dietsch, 46, of Phoenix, Arizona, passed away peacefully in his sleep February 1, 2022. He was born April 21, 1975, in Wichita, Kansas. Brian worked in the medical field as a salesman and trainer. He was preceded in death by his father, John Dietsch. Survivors include his Mother, Jacqulyn Lay, Salina, Kansas, Brother, Brad Dietsch, Uncle, Tom Dick, Salina, Kansas, Aunt, Sue Bas...

Orise Halford

KSAL StaffMarch 30, 2022

Bessie "Orise" Halford, 94, of Salina, Kansas, passed away Sunday, March 27th, 2022. Bessie was born in Bridgeport, Kansas on June 17, 1927, a daughter of the late Bessie Maybelle (Milleson) and Carl Vernon Nelson. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Donald, of 50 years, and son, Jerald Dean Halford. Orise married Donald Halford, June 1, 1946 and to this union 2 sons we...

Leon Troy Cook

KSAL StaffMarch 29, 2022

Leon Troy Cook passed away in his home surrounded by his family on March 26, 2022, at the age of 69, after a year-and-a-half battle against gastro-esophageal cancer. He was born on January 7, 1953, to Lillian and Louis Cook, in Bismarck, ND, and was raised in Norman, OK with his three sisters and twin brother. From 1971-1973, Troy served his country in the U.S. Army and in the Vietnam War. He m...

Ellen Marie Price

KSAL StaffMarch 29, 2022

Ellen Marie Price, Salina, died March 24, 2022, one day before her 93rd birthday. Ellen was born in Xenia, Kansas, on March 25, 1929, to Dale and Mary Jane (Janie) Delavan. She graduated from Blue Mound High School, taught one year in a one room schoolhouse and then went to Kansas City Bible College as part of her preparation to become a missionary. Her studies included going to the University ...

Ralph “Wayne” Crowder

Todd PittengerMarch 29, 2022

Wayne Crowder was born on Sept. 2nd, 1969 in Alexandria, VA. He passed away at the age of 52 at his home in Salina, KS, on March 17th, 2022. Wayne was raised by his loving Grandma Grace I. Crowder (Igo). Wayne attended school at Oakdale; Worth Jr. High, and Central High. He later attended Vo Tech in Salina twice, for Carpentry Nov. 1994-April 1995 and Machine Shop in 2003. He worked at Beech...

Virgil A. Bowman

KSAL StaffMarch 28, 2022

SALINA - Virgil A. Bowman passed away on February 20, 2022, at the age of 95 years, 9 months and 3 days, at Dignity Care Home in Salina, Kansas. He was born May 17, 1926, in Ellis, Kansas to John and Elizabeth Bowman. He spent his early years in Ellis and Salina attending school and, according to the stories, having lots of fun. He was drafted into the Army during WWII and served from 1944 to 1946...

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