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Obituaries

Stacy Jean (Swartz) Weis

KSAL StaffJanuary 7, 2022

Stacy Jean (Swartz) Weis, 58, of Aurora, Colorado passed away on Thursday, December 30, 2021 after a yearlong battle with cancer. Stacy was preceded in death by her father, Don Swartz, Sr. of Salina, KS. She is survived by her mother, Jeanne Miller of Jackson, WY., her son, Cameron Weis and grandson, Cooper of Shawnee, KS as well as five brothers and sisters: Don Swartz (Laura) of Shawnee, KS.; Ja...

Ricky Lee Singleton

KSAL StaffJanuary 6, 2022

Ricky Lee Singleton, 63, passed away peacefully in his home in Solomon, Kansas, on Monday, January 3, 2022, after a courageous battle with leukemia. Ricky is survived by his wife, Paula; his children, Kasey Hanney (Devin) and Kirstie Withrow (Joey); his brother, Ron Jones (Fran); his grandchild, Scarlett Withrow; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends that will honor his memory by liv...

Barbara Jean Frazier-Sparks

KSAL StaffJanuary 5, 2022

Barbara Jean Frazier-Sparks, 84, of Salina, passed away Sunday, January 2, 2022. Barb was born to James and Margaret Pierce in Iowa on May 18, 1937. She was an only child, which she wasn’t fond of, but God blessed her with 7 beautiful children, 14 grandchildren, and 11 great grandchildren that she loved so deeply. Although she had many trials and tribulations that she lived through, she never...

Lloyd T. Smith

KSAL StaffJanuary 5, 2022

Lloyd T. Smith passed away January 1, 2022. He was born October 29, 1926, to Thomas and Lulu Smith in Chillicothe, IL. The family, including Lloyd's older sisters, Oneta, Irma, and Bessie lived in Illinois several years before moving to Hanibal, Missouri. Two more siblings, Shirley and Kenneth were born in Missouri. Lloyd worked on the family farm when he was young, and attended school in Mt. V...

Harry Michael “Mike” Cotton

KSAL StaffJanuary 5, 2022

Harry Michael “Mike” Cotton, 88, of Newton, KS, died Jan 1, 2022. He was born Nov. 29, 1933 in St. Paul, MN the son of Willard and Ruth (Swanson) Cotton. Harry in law enforcement his entire career, first as a 25 year U.S. Air Force law enforcement veteran and then for the Saline County Sheriff Dept. for 20 years. He is preceded in death by his 1st wife, Kay and his second wife, Norma. “Mi...

Orena G. (Voeltz) Allen

KSAL StaffJanuary 4, 2022

Orena G. Allen, 76, of Salina, Kan., passed away Friday, December 31, 2021. She was born on November 8, 1945, in Ellsworth, Kan., to Robert and Rosa (Schlesener) Voeltz. Orena spent more than 25 years caring and loving on the kids in her childcare. She and her husband, Papa Larry, enjoyed all the kids through the years. They also loved taking care and spending time with their grandchildren. The...

Gary J. Weathers

KSAL StaffJanuary 4, 2022

SALINA, KS - Gary J. Weathers, 67, passed away on December 28, 2021 in Salina, Kan. He was born on July 24, 1954, in Great Bend, Kan., to Winton and Winifred (Watson) Weathers. He is survived by two children, Mollie Weathers and Miles Weathers, both of Salina; three sisters-in-law, Mary Kohr (Mike), of Norwood Young America, Minn., Mardella Chambers (Blaine), and Betsy Beadleston, both of Salina; ...

Norbert L. Laue

KSAL StaffJanuary 3, 2022

Norbert L. Laue, 67, of Salina, passed away December 28, 2021. He was born December 12, 1954 in Washington, KS, to Norbert H. and Kathryn L. (Laflen) Laue. Norbert was baptized at Bethlehem Lutheran Church on December 26, 1954. He moved to Salina when he was a year of age and lived in Salina the remainder of his life. He attended Trinity Lutheran Church. Norbert graduated from Salina South High...

Sharon (Niles) House

KSAL StaffJanuary 3, 2022

Sharon House, 77, of Salina, passed away Thursday, December 30, 2021. She was born in Smith Center, Kansas to Dillon and Sylvia Niles on April 7, 1944. She was a homemaker. Sharon was united in marriage to William R. Graham in 1961. Four children were born to this union, Billy Joe, Terry Ray, Barbara Leigh, and Brenda Jo. This union was later dissolved. Sharon was later united in marriage to Jo...

Samuel R Moler

KSAL StaffJanuary 3, 2022

Samuel R Moler, 82, of Salina,KS died December 27, 2021. He was born July 19, 1939 in Garden City, KS to Myron and Christabell Moler. He graduated from the Garden City Schools and continued his education to earn his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. He used this education in capacities such as building roads, a dam in Jetmore, KS, and serving as County Engineer. He was a business partne...

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