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Lois Ann (Johnson) Long 

KSAL StaffOctober 3, 2022

Lois Ann (Johnson) Long of Salina passed away Saturday, September 24th at Salina Regional Health Center. Lois was born at the McPherson Hospital on April 2, 1940 to Lester and Arlene (Lindquist) Johnson. She was baptized and confirmed at Bethany Lutheran Church in Lindsborg. Lois attended grade school at North Diamond, a one room school house near Galva and Lindsborg Rural High School. She wor...

Dickie Darrel Nily

KSAL StaffSeptember 30, 2022

Dickie Darrel Nily, 89, of Salina, Kansas, passed away Saturday, September 24th, 2022. Dickie was born in Hunter, Kansas on June 6, 1933, a son of Ida Bertha (Seehafer) and Charles Nily. He served in the Korean War in the United States Army. Survivors include his daughter, Lora Anderson (Randy Hawkins), of Salina, Kansas; daughter-in-law, Marilee Nily, of Louisville, Kentucky; grandch...

Carol Jane Hansen

KSAL StaffSeptember 30, 2022

Carol Jane Hansen, 98, of Salina, Kansas, passed away Wednesday, September 28th, 2022. Carol was born on the family farm near Carlton, Kansas on June 17, 1924, a daughter of Mary (Karr) and Walter Wilson. She attended a rural country school and graduated in 1942 from Abilene High School. On June 28, 1942, Carol married Paul B. Hansen in Wichita, Kansas in the dress she will be buried in ...

Carol A. Stewart

KSAL StaffSeptember 30, 2022

Carol A. Stewart was called home on September 22, 2022 in Salina, KS. She was born on December 24, 1950 in Beloit, Kansas to Clare and June Nelson. The family later settled in Denver, Colorado. Carol remained in Denver until 2015 when she moved to Salina. During her work life, she had several jobs that she always excelled at. These included a Deputy Sheriff, Secretary, and ultimately worked fo...

Ida Forristal

KSAL StaffSeptember 30, 2022

Ida Forristal passed away on September 17, 2022, at the age of 97. She was born on the family farm in Trego County, Kansas, on January 8, 1925, to Nicholas and Anna (Stadelman) Dreiling. She was the youngest of nine children, was raised on the farm, and attended school in WaKeeney. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ellis, where she was united in marriage to William L. Forristal o...

Carolyn Jean Heald

KSAL StaffSeptember 28, 2022

Carolyn Jean Heald, 87, of Wichita, Kansas, passed away Sunday, September 25th, 2022. Carolyn was born in Kansas City, Missouri on November 4, 1934, a daughter of Doris Jean (Dobson) and John Roe Fenton. Her family moved around many times as a child, but her home was in Mountain Home, Arkansas. On February 14, 1954, Carolyn married Ray E. Heald in Salina, Kansas and to this union came th...

Earnest L. Patrick

KSAL StaffSeptember 28, 2022

Earnest L. Patrick, St., 68 of Salina, passed away, Saturday, September 17, 2022.  He was born September 15, 19454 in Jackson, Tennessee. He worked for Kenny’s Body Shop as a Mechanic. He was preceded in death by his parents Floyd, Lottie Patrick, sister Mary Greer, and his loving wife Carolyn Y. Patrick. Survivors include his children, Earnest Patrick of Salina, and Erik Patrick of Sa...

Johnathan “John” Lee Ahlvers

KSAL StaffSeptember 27, 2022

Johnathan Lee "John" Ahlvers, 39, of Salina, passed away Wednesday, September 14th, 2022. Johnathan was born in Denver, Colorado on February 5, 1983, a son of Karen (Melvin)Ahlvers and the late Dennis Lee Ahlvers. He worked for the Salina Journal. Survivors include his mother, Karen Ahlvers; daughters, Jasmine Ahlvers, Lily Ahlvers; son, Cameron Frayling; 1 grandchild; and sister, Jol...

Kay Donna Savage

KSAL StaffSeptember 26, 2022

Kay Donna Savage, 79, of Salina, Kansas, passed away Thursday, September 22nd, at Salina Regional Health Center. Kay was born in Plainview, Texas on April 13, 1943, a daughter of Gayle Anise (Leachman) and Paris Vance Cargill. On August 24, 1961, Kay married Roy Eldridge Savage, Jr. She is a former missionary with the Foreign Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. She was a...

Paul Wayne Rader

KSAL StaffSeptember 26, 2022

Paul Wayne Rader, 75, of Falun, Kansas was born on May 13, 1947 and passed away September 21, 2022 at Salina Regional Health Center. Paul was preceded in death by his grandparents, both his mother and father, several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Mr. Rader is survived by his wife, Joyce; two sons, Edward and Clinton Rader; one uncle, Wallace Rader; brothers, Dennis L. Rader, William G. Rader, Je...

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