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Obituaries

Charles Joseph Rhein

KSAL StaffJune 21, 2021

Charles Joseph Rhein, 78, passed away on June 15, 2021. He was born October 14, 1942, in Toledo, Ohio to Eulalia (Sovay) and Roland Rhein. He graduated from Marion College with a degree in Sociology in 1964 and obtained one-half of his master’s degree at Roosevelt University in Chicago, Illinois. He married Gerrie (Schmidlin) on February 20, 1965. He was an Army Veteran. Charley worked for Kr...

Ronald Walter Rodgers

KSAL StaffJune 18, 2021

Ronald Walter Rodgers, beloved husband and father, passed away June 17, 2021.  Born in Monroe, Michigan on September 24, 1934, Ron was a proud veteran and retiree of the United States Air Force, having enlisted when he was 17 years old.  He served in the Korean War.  While stationed at Smoky Hill Air Force Base in Salina, Kansas, he met his bride of 65 years, Mary Maybrier, whom he married in 1...

Kenneth H. Walters

KSAL StaffJune 17, 2021

SALINA - Kenneth H. Walters, 82, passed away June 13, 2021.  He was born May 22, 1939 to Harold and Joy Walters, Abilene, Kansas. Kenneth is survived by his sisters, Phyllis (Al) Miller of Abilene, Lois (Gary)  Fitzwater of Abilene and a brother, Robert (Becky) Walters of Salina, and many nieces and nephews. Kenneth worked at Memorial Art Company for 62 years. He was a model railroad enth...

Carl Dixon Sanders

KSAL StaffJune 16, 2021

Carl Dixon Sanders, 80, died June 13, 2021, at his home surrounded by family. He was born February 1, 1941, in Santa Fe, NM, to Jack Travis Sanders and Frances Louise Bryan Sanders. He married Kathleen Joan Cultron Sanders in 1978 and they enjoyed 43 years together. Carl is proceeded in death by his parents and son, Robert Dixon Sanders. He is survived by his wife, sister, Carole Travis Sanders...

Annie L. Cook

KSAL StaffJune 16, 2021

Annie Lee Cook, you left this world on June 2, 2021 to go be with your husband Zeno of 62 years, when he passed February 2008. Annie is preceded in death by her parents E.A. and Clytie Fisher of Salina, KS; a brother, Sherman Fisher of Salina, KS; and a sister, Frances Fisher of Mt. Hope, KS. Annie leaves behind her beloved son, Martin Cook and his wife Debbie of Salina, KS; two grandsons, D...

Gail Otto

KSAL StaffJune 16, 2021

Gail Otto, 66 of Salina, KS passed away Sunday June 13, 2021. Gail was born August 7, 1954, in Salina KS. She married to Randy Otto April 9, 1983. Together they raised 4 kids. Gail was a one of kind women, she knew no strangers. She was jack of all trades together with her husband Randy running their business Randys Auto Repair, her love of cooking and running restaurants that brought her pure ...

LaVerne (Leuchtenberg) McWhorter

KSAL StaffJune 16, 2021

On June 13th, LaVerne McWhorter left this world. She was born June 28, 1937, to George and Cleda (Cranfield) Leuchtenberg. She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Elaine Leuchenberg and Brazilla Vaughn. She leaves behind her children, William McWhorter, Bryan McWhorter, Chris McWhorter, Greg McWhorter, and Debra Dockter, and their spouses, Michel McWhorter, Michelle McWhorter, Carol McW...

Wanda (Reager) Augustine

KSAL StaffJune 16, 2021

  SALINA - Wanda Augustine, 89, passed away peacefully the afternoon of June 14, 2021 with the love of her family surrounding her. She was born in Oakley, Kansas to Ted and Foulata Reager. After graduating from high school, Wanda attended Brown Mackie Business College. Shortly thereafter, she met her life's partner, Leo Augustine. She will be lovingly remembered by her children, Diana Bak...

Mary Beth Dodge Engleman

KSAL StaffJune 16, 2021

What a Wonderful Life! Mary Beth Dodge Engleman… Born July 9, 1920, passed away June 14, 2021. Known as Besh, Beshie, and Nana, she was quite simply loved by anyone who met her. Preceded in death by her parents Clifton Blair Dodge Sr. and Marie Rickenbacher Dodge, her brothers C. B. Dodge Jr. and Allen R. Dodge, her infant twin brother, and her husband Howard George Engleman. Mary Be...

Donna Mae Burkholder

KSAL StaffJune 15, 2021

Donna Mae (Pancake) Burkholder of Salina, Kansas passed away on June 12th at the age of 90. Born on January 7, 1931 to Clarence and Ella Pancake, she was the youngest of six children. She grew up on a farm near Enterprise and graduated from Chapman High School. She spent most of her life in her home state of Kansas but also lived in Chicago and Puerto Rico. She was preceded in death by her pare...

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