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Obituaries

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...

Michael Woodrow Ross

KSAL StaffDecember 30, 2021

Michael Woodrow Ross, 81, passed away December 24, 2020 in Waukee, Iowa. He was born July 11, 1940 in Salina, Kansas, the son of Ola M. Hull and Woodrow A. Ross. Mike attended Salina High School before leaving to serve in the United States Navy for four years. Upon his return, Mike owned and operated Ross Truck Line in Salina for the next 47 years while also having his own cattle operation. Mik...

Travis Wade Rathbun

KSAL StaffDecember 29, 2021

Travis Wade Rathbun, 53, of Salina, Kansas, passed away December 21, 2021. Travis was born February 9, 1968, to Jerry and Darlene (Droegemeier) Rathbun in Lyons, Kansas. He attended schools in Lyons, Geneseo, and Ellsworth, Kansas and Brooklyn, Iowa. He was a long time employee at Pestinger Heating and Air Conditioning, Salina, Kansas. Travis enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, and harvesti...

Dianne Judith (Platt) Ott

KSAL StaffDecember 29, 2021

Dianne Ott, 82, of Salina, Kan., passed away December 17, 2021 at the Salina Presbyterian Manor. She was born April 12, 1939 in San Antonio, Texas. Dianne married Bob Ott on January 23, 1960. They would have celebrated 62 years of marriage. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Freda Platt, stepmother “Dot” Platt, sisters Carolyn Platt and Patricia (Platt) Montgomery. D...

Sam Henry

KSAL StaffDecember 29, 2021

Samuel “Sam” Arthur Henry, 74, of Concordia passed peacefully at home in the care of family on Thursday, December 23rd in Salina, Kansas. Sam was born January 4,1947 in Belleville, the youngest child of Edna and Elbert Henry, both of whom preceded him in death. Sam graduated from Concordia High School in 1965 and earned a PhD in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Kansas in 1...

Elaine T. (Everette) Carter

KSAL StaffDecember 28, 2021

MANHATTAN - Elaine T. (Everette) Carter, 48, passed away December 24, 2021. She was born in Bangkok, Thailand to Mali Tankard on September 27, 1973. She was faithfully dedicated to Asurion for 19 years. She loved music, singing, spending time with her family and friends, dogs, cooking, and being a wife and mother. Her number one priority in life was being a mother. She was raised in Salina her ent...

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