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Obituaries

Rosalee Farmer Olson

KSAL StaffApril 16, 2018

Rosalee Farmer Olson, age 90 , left this earthly life on Friday, April 13, 2018 at Sunset Nursing Home, Concordia. She was born in Solomon Rapids, KS to Earl D. & Lucretia L. (Barklow) Senters. Rosalee married Buddy L. Farmer on Oct. 6, 1946 in Belleville, KS and he preceded her in death on July 23, 1989. During their marriage, she graduated from Jamestown High School in 1964. She operated he...

Marianne Spencer

KSAL StaffApril 16, 2018

Marianne Spencer, 85, of McPherson, Kansas, passed away at 3:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 10th, 2018 while in the company of family members, at Cedars House. Marianne was born in McPherson, Kansas on December 24, 1932, a daughter of Iris Anna (Neilsen) and Carl Fredrick Anderson, Sr. Marianne attended the Washington grade school, McPherson Junior High, and graduated from McPherson High School, Mc...

Tamyra (Tammy) Thaxton

KSAL StaffApril 16, 2018

Tamyra (Tammy) Thaxton , 45, of Salina, passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2018. She was born August 19, 1972, in Denver CO, to Marvin and Karen (Miller) Mann. She married Casey Thaxton on June 1, 1996. Tammy spent her life in service as a mother, teacher, coach, mentor, and care giver to our community. She graduated from Southeast of Saline High School, Barton County Community College and Bethany ...

Virgil Eugene Blacker

KSAL StaffApril 11, 2018

Virgil Eugene Blacker, 90, of Kingman, Kansas, passed away at 1:15 a.m., Saturday, April 7th, 2018, at Cheney Golden Age Home, Cheney, Kansas. Virgil was born in Wray, Colorado on March 24, 1928, a son of Edith Lola (Peavler) and Roy E. Blacker. Virgil attended Wray elementary  schools and graduated from Wray High School, Wray, Colorado in 1946. He honorably served in the U.S. Navy as a ...

Addai G. Dexter

KSAL StaffApril 11, 2018

Addai G. Dexter, age 12, left this earthly life on Monday, April 9, 2018 in Andover, KS.  He was born on Oct. 20, 2005 in Concordia, KS to Michael Dexter & Christy Stringer. Addai attended schools in Concordia and Rose Hill.  Addai was a voracious writer and enjoyed spending time with his family.  He played trombone, soccer, loved shooting & was an avid gamer. He is survived by his...

Marianne Spencer

KSAL StaffApril 11, 2018

Marianne Spencer, 85, of McPherson, Kansas, passed away at 3:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 10th, 2018 while in the company of family members, at Cedars House. Marianne was born in McPherson, Kansas on December 24, 1932, a daughter of Iris Anna (Neilsen) and Carl Fredrick Anderson, Sr. Marianne attended the Washington grade school, McPherson Junior High, and graduated from McPherson High School, Mc...

Barbara Bader

KSAL StaffApril 10, 2018

Sister Barbara Bader died April 7, 2018 at Mount Joseph Senior Village in Concordia, KS. She was 95 years old and a Sister of St. Joseph for 75 years. She was born in Rhineland, MO on January 13, 1923 to Leo and Pentronella Buecker Bader, the seventh of nine children, and was baptized Aurelia Marie. She entered the Sisters of St. Joseph, Concordia, KS on May 9, 1942. On March 18, 1943, Aurelia rec...

Edward M. Boyce

KSAL StaffApril 10, 2018

Edward M. Boyce, 97, of Salina, passed away February 9, 2018. He was born July 26, 1920 to Howard E. and Lillian V. (Johnson) Boyce in Des Moines, Iowa. He graduated from Roosevelt High School in Des Moines, Iowa and attended Drake University in Des Moines. Edward was a Navy Veteran from 1941 to 1945. He served 27 months in the Solomon Islands while in active duty as a pharmacist's mate first c...

Ruby Lou Eickbush

KSAL StaffApril 10, 2018

Ruby Lou Eickbush, 89, of McPherson, Kansas, passed away at 10:48 a.m., Wednesday, April 4th, suddenly, at McPherson Hospital. Ruby was born in Braman, Oklahoma on August 12, 1928, a daughter of Celesta Etta (Jameson) and Norris Edward Tickel. Ruby attended elementary schools in Braman, Oklahoma and graduated from Hays High School, Hays, Kansas. She then attended Fort Hays State Teachers Col...

Wanda L. Fredrickson

KSAL StaffApril 10, 2018

Wanda Lacy Bruens Carlgren Fredrickson, age 94, passed away on Sunday, April 8, 2018 surrounded by her family at Sunset Nursing Home, Concordia. She was born on Dec. 29, 1923 in Eldorado, Oklahoma to William Lacy and Lillian Lawrence. By the time she was 8 years old, both of her parents had passed away. She was then adopted by her half-sister Exie and her husband Harry Bruens. They gave her a good...

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