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Obituaries

Senator Don Steffes

KSAL StaffMay 29, 2018

Senator Don Steffes was born on January 13, 1930 to Bill and Marie (Dwyer) Steffes in Olpe, Kansas. He was the second of four children. His older brother Gene and spouse Pat live in Olpe and Gene died in 2011, his younger brother Dale and spouse, Sandy live in Houston, Texas and his younger sister Clarice and spouse Walter Dengel live in Ottawa, Kansas. He graduated from St. Joseph’s Grade and H...

Stephanie Renee Thach

KSAL StaffMay 29, 2018

Stephanie Renee Thach, 48, of Moundridge, Kansas passed away Friday, May 25th, 2018 suddenly at her home. Stephanie was born in McPherson, Kansas on May 6, 1970, a daughter of Sharon Gene (Burns) and Ted Junior Baxter. Stephanie attended Sante Fe and Lincoln Elementary School, McPherson Middle School and graduated from McPherson Senior High School in 1988, McPherson, Kansas. She then attende...

Elizabeth Irene Waymaster

KSAL StaffMay 24, 2018

Elizabeth Irene Waymaster, 84, of Salina, Kansas, passed away Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018. Elizabeth was born in Cedar Bayou, Texas on July 25, 1933, a daughter of the late Dorothy Mae (Cunningham) Maybin and Luther Estes Bennett Appelgate. Survivors include her daughter, Shirley Toney of Salina; many nieces and nephews; and she was blessed with many friends. She was preceded in death by so...

Gary R. Yocum

KSAL StaffMay 23, 2018

Funeral services for Gary R. Yocum, age 80 of Abilene, will be 10:30 am Friday, May 25, 2018 at the Community Bible Church in Abilene with Pastor Lindsey Brummer officiating. Mr. Yocum passed away Monday, May 21, 2018 at the Memorial Hospital in Abilene. He was born March 16, 1938 in Industry, the son of Sam and Hazel (Cairns) Yocum. Gary graduated from Abilene High School and received his bach...

Clifford Earl Karraker

KSAL StaffMay 22, 2018

Clifford Earl Karraker, 88, passed away at 12:41 p.m., Tuesday, May 15th, 2018 while in the company of family members, at Cedars House , McPherson, Kansas. Clifford was born on his parents farm, Rural Climax, on June 10, 1929, a son of May Bessie (Higbee) and Earl Leroy Karraker. Clifford attended the Greenwood County Schools, Quincy, Kansas. He was a member of Hopefield Mennonite Church ...

Orville Edward Nye

KSAL StaffMay 21, 2018

Orville Edward Nye, 94, of Salina, Kansas, passed away Saturday, May 19th. Orville was born in Clay Center, Kansas on August 11, 1923, a son of the late Edna May (Rundquist) and Arthur Roy Nye. He was retired as an auto mechanic. He worked at Warta Buick in Salina, for 21 years. Prior to that, he worked at various auto dealerships including Schoonover Motors in Clay Center, and Moorman Buick...

Leslie Hamilton “Les” Funk

KSAL StaffMay 21, 2018

Leslie Hamilton "Les" Funk, of Toronto, Ontario, Canada passed away January 30, 2018 at Trillium Mississauga Hospital Les was born in McPherson, Kansas on September 14, 1936, a son of Amanda Valentine (Nelson) and Corwin Hamilton Funk. Les attended the McPherson grade schools and graduated from McPherson High School, McPherson, Kansas in 1954. He then attended and graduated from McPherson Co...

Key Mar

KSAL StaffMay 21, 2018

Key Mar, 86 entered into eternal rest on May 17, 2018. He was born on January 14, 1932 in Canton, China. He was preceded in death by his mother, and his father Henry, a sister and a brother. Key immigrated to the United States at the age of 9 years old, with his father Henry. Key participated in football, basketball, wrestling, and track in high school. He was a 1951 graduate of Salina High. So...

Lula RaMona Parks (Stamper)

KSAL StaffMay 21, 2018

Lula RaMona Parks (Stamper) was born on December 26, 1929 in Optima, Oklahoma. She passed away on Saturday, May 19, 2018 in Russell, KS at the age of 88. She was the daughter of Howard & Irene Stamper of Optima, Oklahoma. She graduated from high school in 1948 from Guymon, Oklahoma. During this time, she was a Mother Advisor for the Rainbow Girls in Guymon, Oklahoma. She then attended the Secr...

John (Jack) Howard Christie

KSAL StaffMay 20, 2018

John (Jack) Howard Christie, 82, of Jefferson City, passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at Oak Tree Villas. He was born March 29, 1936, in Jamestown, Kansas, the son of the late Buford Raymond and Florence Gertrude (Ensign) Christie. A 1954 graduate of Simpson High School in Kansas, Jack also attended Kansas State University and Fort Hayes State University. He was united in marriage ...

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