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Obituaries

Doris Lee Nothern

KSAL StaffSeptember 21, 2022

Doris Lee Nothern, 79, of Salina, passed away Monday, September 19, 2022.  She was born November 11, 1943, in Beloit to Dorothy A.  (Burge) and Clifford L. Burks.  In her younger years, her father had a crop-dusting business and she enjoyed flying the airplanes.  Doris worked as a PBX operator for Salina Regional Health Center.  She was a proud member of the Eastern Star and loved dogs, cats ...

Barbara Marie Smischny

KSAL StaffSeptember 20, 2022

Barbara Marie Smischny, 90, of Salina, Kansas passed peacefully with family present on September 17, 2022 after a brief illness. Barbara was born in Kansas City, Missouri on May 21, 1932 to Victor and Mary (Guarino) Passiglia. She attended North High School, Kansas City, Missouri and graduated from Park College, Parkville, Missouri in 1952 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education. After grad...

Keo Rosine (Helmke) O’Rourke

KSAL StaffSeptember 20, 2022

Keo O’Rourke, née Keo Helmke, was born August 17, 1932 to George Helmke and Rosa Bergner in a farm house 3 miles northeast of Iuka, KS. She was the youngest of five siblings, Dorothy Bales, Florence Curley, Flossie Ukena, and Ruth Lord, all deceased, and Benjamin Helmke of Ann Arbor, MI. She was raised during the depression on the family farm where she enjoyed singing hymns with her family and ...

Iuma Dylan Lucas Thornhill,

KSAL StaffSeptember 20, 2022

Iuma Dylan Lucas Thornhill, 22, of McPherson passed away Wednesday September 14th, 2022. Dylan was born August 11th, 2000, in Hutchinson, Kansas to Travis Thornhill and Jessica (Phillips) Thornhill. Dylan is survived by his son, Liam Douglas (2) of Salina; his brothers, Dakota Thornhill and Tyray White; and sisters, Hailey and Taylor Thornhill; his parents, Travis and Jessica; his grandparents,...

James “Jim” C. Carrigan

KSAL StaffSeptember 20, 2022

James "Jim" C. Carrigan, age 82, of Salina, passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by family, on Friday, September 16th, 2022. Jim was born November 16, 1939 to his parents, Mike and Minnie Carrigan, in Chicago, Illinois. He met his wife, Diane, in 1959 on a blind date.  His twinkling blue eyes and contagious laugh sealed the deal. They were married for 61 years. Jim worked as an En...

Marian Elizabeth Larson

KSAL StaffSeptember 20, 2022

Marian Elizabeth Larson, 93, of Salina Kansas left us on September 10, 2022, following a 4-month illness. Marian is survived by her daughters Nancy Rectenwald of Salina, Sandra (Bill) Needle of Bonner Springs, grandson Brandon Rectenwald of Manhattan, a sister Jean Glenn of League City, Texas and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years Graham, and her parents ...

Rosalie Covert

KSAL StaffSeptember 20, 2022

Rosalie Covert of Minneapolis, Kansas peacefully passed away on September 16th, 2022, at Ottawa County Health Center. Rosalie had a personality bigger than life itself. She loved her family and never met a stranger. Rosalie was born to Robert Paige and Isabel Mann Paige on March 31, 1945. Rosalie had two daughters Colleen Louise and Kathy Jo. She had seven grandchildren and seven great grandch...

Edna Marie Rossiter

KSAL StaffSeptember 16, 2022

Edna Marie Rossiter was a precious lady to many and lifelong resident of Kansas, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 12, 2022, at the age of 91. She was born May 23, 1931, in Bennington, KS., and grew up in Minneapolis, later, making her life in Abilene. Edna was a CNA, and restorative aide for 28 years in nursing homes in and around the Abilene area. She was preceded in death by ...

Cong Quoc Pham

KSAL StaffSeptember 14, 2022

Cong Quoc Pham, 74, of Salina, Kansas, passed away Monday, September 12th, 2022. Cong was born in Nam Dinh, North Vietnam on July 20, 1948, a son of Xuan (Nguyen) Nguyen and Phan Pham. He served in the Vietnamese Army in Special Services. Survivors include his wife, Thom (Nguyen) Pham; a daughter, Christine (Jason) Jeong, of Irving, Texas; son, Alex Pham, of Salina, Kansas; and granddaugh...

Gerry “Goose” Lee Gosselin

KSAL StaffSeptember 13, 2022

Gerry “Goose” Lee Gosselin, age 74 entered rest on Saturday, September 3rd, 2022, in Salina, Kansas. He was born on September 22nd, 1947, in Concordia, Kansas to Zella (Comeau) and Almer Gosselin. He was the third child out of eight children and attended Notre Dame High School in Concordia. After high school, he joined the Navy and after serving a little over a year he was honorably dischar...

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