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Obituaries

Jeremiah Lee Jackson

KSAL StaffFebruary 18, 2021

Jeremiah Lee Jackson, 24, of Galva, Kansas, passed away at 11:31 p.m., Tuesday, February 16th, 2021 at his residence. Jeremiah was born in Milton, Florida on November 16, 1996, a son of Karentha Marie Ratzlaff and Jesse Jackson. Jeremiah attended Roosevelt Elementary School, McPherson Middle School, McPherson, Kansas and the Barton County Community Learning Center, Great Bend, Kansas. Jer...

Charlotte E. Jeffrey

KSAL StaffFebruary 18, 2021

Charlotte E. Jeffrey, age 85, of Salina, formerly of Solomon, passed away Monday, February 15, 2021 at the Salina Regional Health Center.   She was born July 12, 1935 in Lincoln, Kansas the daughter of Earl and Helen (Brockett) Lane.   Charlotte was a homemaker and enjoyed spending time with her family especially her grandchildren.   On April 18, 1953 Charlotte was...

Adrian M. Nava

KSAL StaffFebruary 18, 2021

Adrian M. Nava, 32, passed away Monday, February 15, 2021. He was born March 24, 1988, in Amarillo, Texas. Adrian attended Palo Duro High School in Amarillo. He enjoyed video games, family and friends. He is preceded in death by: his father-in-law, James O’Rorke; Aunt Suzi; and Grandpa Nava. Survivors include: his wife, Rebecca; daughter, Autumn Hair; father, Mario Nava (Norma); mother,...

Roger Gilbert Black

KSAL StaffFebruary 18, 2021

Roger Gilbert Black, 87, of McPherson, Kansas, passed away, Thursday, January 21st, 2021, with his wife Rosalie at his side, in the Cedars Health Care Center, McPherson. Roger was a loving and beloved husband, father, stepfather, grandfather, and great-grandfather who will be greatly missed. Roger was born in Melrose, New Mexico, on July 11, 1933, the son of Eva (West) and Roger Marvin Black. H...

Elizabeth “Libby” Ann Spaht

KSAL StaffFebruary 18, 2021

Elizabeth “Libby” Ann Spaht died February 17, 2021 at home with her loyal companion Sam laying in bed with her providing comfort. Libby was born in Memphis, TN on 1/16/45 to John W and Ruth McShan Wright. She spent her childhood in Memphis, TN and Pennsylvania before her mother settled in Marion AR where she grew up until moving to McPherson, KS.   After graduating from McPherson Hi...

Gary Wayne Davis

KSAL StaffFebruary 17, 2021

Garry Wayne Davis, 61, passed away peacefully on February 13, 2021, with family by his side, of liver disease and complications of paraplegia. He was born May 1, 1959 in Lawrence to Bobby and Barbara (Mitchell) Davis. Garry joined the Navy in 1978 and then became an electrician in 1982, joining the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 661 in 1994. He dedicated his entire...

John Joseph “Jay” Graves

KSAL StaffFebruary 17, 2021

John Joseph "Jay" Graves, 81, passed away February 14, 2021. He was born May 9, 1939 in Salina. Jay dedicated his life's work to the trucking industry. He had many roles in family owned Graves Truck Line in Salina. Following the sale of Graves Truck Line Jay was involved with several local trucking companies until moving to Kansas City. In Kansas City he represented unionized trucking companies in...

Barbara A. Hawk

KSAL StaffFebruary 17, 2021

Barbara A. Hawk, was born February 15, 1935 to Ralph W. and Gladys (Roberson) Hilliard in Conroe, Texas. Barbara was united in marriage to Herman F. Hawk of Abilene, Kansas on February 17, 1953 in Galveston, Texas.  They were married for 58 years. Barbara is survived by her nephew Deane L. and wife Marilyn S. Moore of Abilene and her cat Sofee Louise Hawk of the home. Barbara enjoyed li...

Jerry K. Olson

KSAL StaffFebruary 17, 2021

Jerry K. Olson, passed on Friday, Feb. 5, 2021. He was born Dec. 16, 1939 in Salina to Lucille and Chester Olson. He was a long-time employee of The Salina Journal. He was a paper carrier at the age of 10, worked part-time in the mail room at age 16. Became full time in the mail room upon graduation from Salina High School in 1957, moving to the composing room the next year and experienced the ...

Roger Kemp Scott

KSAL StaffFebruary 17, 2021

Roger Kemp Scott, 57, of Mcpherson, Kansas, passed away at 2:14 a.m., Monday, February 15th, 2021 suddenly at his residence.   Roger was born in Pratt, Kansas on November 29, 1963, a son of Maedellee R. (Mock) Scott and Robert K. Scott.   Roger attended Fairfield High School, Langdon, Kansas and then attended and graduated from Brown Mackie, Salina, Kansas.   Roger...

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