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John Ray Perret

KSAL StaffFebruary 15, 2022

John Ray Perret, 71, of Salina, passed away Tuesday, February 8, 2022, in Manhattan, KS. He was born July 22, 1950, in Concordia, Kansas. John retired as a Sergeant Major in the United States Army. He began his 26-year career in 1968 with service in Korea, Germany, Fort Knox (drill sergeant) and the Kansas Army National Guard. His last assignment was with the 2 BN 635 Armor Regiment in Salina a...

Leora Jane James

KSAL StaffFebruary 14, 2022

SALINA – On Thursday, February 10, 2022, Leora Jane James, loving mom, grandma, great-grandma and friend, went to be with the lord at the age of 95. Leora was born on May 2, 1926 in Lexington, Nebraska to Jacob and Mable (Ulm) Owens. Leora married Arthur James in 1949 and they began their life together in Eureka, Kansas. They later moved and settled in Salina, Kansas. They raised two daughter...

Louise Marie (Cloud) Godsey

KSAL StaffFebruary 14, 2022

Louise Marie Godsey, 74, of Salina, passed away at her home Thursday, February 10, 2022. She was born in Hutchinson, to Earl and Alma (Davis) Cloud on March 26, 1947. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 51 years, Daniel Godsey. Louise is survived by daughters Tammy Wright (Dan) of Bucyrus,KS, Shelley Stegman of the home; grandchildren Whitney Fischer (Erich) of Minneapolis, Lo...

Eric Lee Warkentine

KSAL StaffFebruary 14, 2022

Eric Lee Warkentine, 44, of Salina, Kansas, passed away on Sunday, February 6th, 2022, of Covid-19. Eric was born in Wellington, Kansas, on June 3, 1977, a son of Janet (Landes) Warkentine-Marker, and Robert Warkentine. Eric grew up in Salina, KS, where he was an outstanding athlete, excelling as a Kansas State High School Wrestling Champion. He went on to wrestle at the University of Nebras...

Dee Ann Kettula

KSAL StaffFebruary 14, 2022

Dee Ann Kettula, 67, of Salina, Kansas, passed away Saturday, January 22nd, 2022. Dee was born in WaKeeney, Kansas on May 14, 1954, a daughter of Ethel Louise (Owen) Starns, and Gayle Wilbur Pembleton. On December 22, 1973, Dee married Vernon Kettula in Iron River, Michigan. Survivors include her husband, Vernon; mother, Ethel Starns, (Tom) of Ellinwood, Kansas; son, Philip Kettula (Steph...

Elizabeth “Betty” Lou Morrow

KSAL StaffFebruary 11, 2022

Elizabeth, “Betty”, L Morrow, 82, of Salina, passed away January 28, 2022. She was born December 25, 1939, in Iantha, Missouri. She worked for Knights Sporting Goods as a Seamstress for many years. Betty was preceded in death by her father Raymond and her mother Thelma (Timmons), Talbott, her husband Clarence who passed away in 1997, and a son Ray. Survivors include her daughter Thelm...

Karen Kay Wolf

KSAL StaffFebruary 10, 2022

February 7, 2022 - Karen Kay Wolf passed into the presence of her Lord and Savior in Salina, KS at the age of 74. Karen was born to Chester Wilcox Sr. and Vivian Spencer Wilcox in Davenport, IA October 6, 1947. She was the middle child of nine siblings. Karen was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Chester Wilcox Jr., Alfred Wilcox, and Ivan Wilcox and sisters Donna Mae Frenell, and Shir...

Margie Floi Johnson

KSAL StaffFebruary 10, 2022

Margie Floi Johnson passed away February 6th, 2022 at Salina Reginal Medical Center following surgical complications for cancer. Margie was born September 29th, 1937 and graduated from Kipp High School in 1955. She attended Emporia State College and Fort Hays State College. She worked for Smoot Grain Company for one year. She met her husband Don A. Johnson in Kipp and they were married Decem...

Jo Anne Marie “Jo” (Salvie) Olson

KSAL StaffFebruary 8, 2022

Jo Anne Marie "Jo" Olson, 68, of Salina, passed away Monday, January 31, 2022. She was born in Jacksonville, NC on August 2, 1953 to Mary and William Salvie. She lived her childhood years in the San Diego area and graduated from Santana High School in Santee, CA. In her 20s, she moved to Houston where she worked for 27 years at an engineering firm and a valve supply company. She married her hus...

James Maitland Johnson, Jr.

KSAL StaffFebruary 8, 2022

Lindsborg, Kan. -- James M. (Maitland) Johnson, Jr. passed away Sunday, January 30th, 2022, with Sally, his wife of 59 years and loving caregiver by his side. Jim, as he preferred to be called, was born in Wichita, Kansas, May 23rd, 1942 to parents James Maitland and Lucille (Sole) Johnson, both of whom preceded him in death. He is his survived by his wife, Sally (Harmon), whom he married on...

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