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Martha Ann Burr

KSAL StaffSeptember 11, 2018

Martha Ann Burr, 74 passed away peacefully on September 8, 2018 at Presbyterian Manor. She was born in Jetmore to Deborah (Blattner) and Raleigh (Puck) Taylor on January 3, 1944. Martha married Gary Burr on May 12, 1963, and they had three sons. Martha called many towns home as Gary’s career in city administration took the family to Wichita, Goodland, Hesston, Wickenburg, AZ, Ulysses, Plattsm...

Ruby Alice Howie

KSAL StaffSeptember 11, 2018

Ruby Alice Howie was born November 9, 1922 in Hope, Kansas the daughter of L.B. and Myrtle May (Thomas) Stants. She graduated from Abilene High School and was the office manager for Memorial Hospital for several years and then a bookkeeper of Modern Plumbing before retiring. On December 6, 1941 Ruby married Wilbur L. Maddy. They later divorced. She then married James E. “Jim” Howie on July ...

Gary Lynn Melroy

KSAL StaffSeptember 10, 2018

Gary Lynn Melroy, 66, of McPherson, Kansas, passed away at 10:44 p.m., Sunday, September 9th, while in the company of family members, at McPherson Hospital . Gary was born in Quinter, Kansas on January 7, 1952, a son of Velva Pauline (Higgason) and Gean Gordon Melroy. Gary attended elementary school, Quinter, Kansas and high school, North Platte, Nebraska. Gary then attended Mid Plains Vo-Te...

Jose Ignacio Esparza-Perez

KSAL StaffSeptember 10, 2018

Jose Ignacio Esparza-Perez, 26, of Salina passed away Monday Sept 3rd, 2018. He was born October 3rd 1991 in orange county California, the son of Guillermo and Graciela Silverio. Jose is survived by his mother Graciela Perez-Silverio and companion Brain Metzger, father, Guillermo Esparza-Banuelos and the Esparza family as well as one brother Isaac Perez and three sisters, Cassandra Esparza-Pe...

Joyce E. Rathbun

KSAL StaffSeptember 10, 2018

Joyce E. Rathbun, 82, of Salina, Kansas, passed away Friday, September 7th, at Smoky Hill Rehabilitation Center. Joyce was born in McPherson, Kansas on February 16, 1936, a daughter of the late Myrtle (Ellwood) and Ted Rathbun. Survivors include her sister, Connie Kreider; niece, Aimee Kvasir; many cousins, and their families. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 am, September 10th, ...

Louis M. Reynolds

KSAL StaffSeptember 7, 2018

Louis M. Reynolds, 90, died peacefully in his home on September 4, 2018. He was born October 15, 1927, in Salina, to F.L. and Eva Reynolds. Louis graduated from Salina High School in 1946 and served in the U.S. Navy from 1946 to 1948. After graduating from Ottawa University in 1952, he taught in schools in Humboldt and Chanute. After earning a graduate degree from Kansas State, he became an ele...

Shirley W. Barboza

KSAL StaffSeptember 7, 2018

Barboza, Shirley W. Age 61 passed away peacefully on September 4, 2018 at home surrounded by family in Salina, Kansas. She was born October 2, 1956 in Charleston, West Virginia but grew up in Dunbar, West Virginia. Shirley is preceded in death by her parents, Winford J. and Garnett M. (Holley) Withrow, husband Manuel Barboza, brother Alfred Clarkston Adkins, Sister Charlie Swecker and 12 other bro...

Clifton S. Dodge, Sr.

KSAL StaffSeptember 7, 2018

Clifton S. Dodge, Sr., 69, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018. He was born July 29, 1949 in Salina, KS to Allen and Barbara (Simpson) Dodge. He graduated Salina High School in 1969. Clif was in the restaurant business most of his working career. He owned and operated the Sands Restaurant and Clif’s Place in Salina. The motto in his restaurants was “There are no strangers here . . only fri...

Brian Hammond

KSAL StaffSeptember 7, 2018

Brian Hammond, age 69, of Concordia, KS, passed away on Wed., Sept. 5, 2018 at Salina Regional Health Center, Salina, KS. He was born on Oct. 11, 1948 in Clay Center, KS to Howard “Salty” & Lois M. (Houdashelt) Hammond. Brian attended school in Agenda and graduated from Hillcrest High School in Cuba, KS. He attended Cloud County Community College. Brian worked as an auctioneer with Gieber...

Kim Harlow

KSAL StaffSeptember 7, 2018

It is with great sorrow that the family of Kim Harlow announces her passing on September 3rd, 2018 at the age of sixty after a long, courageous battle with kidney disease. Kim will be forever loved, missed, and remembered by her son Travis, granddaughter Bay, mother Janice, and siblings Bill (Kim), Johnna, Steve (Mary), and Melissa (Rodney), nieces and nephews Teran, Megan, Cait, Jordan, Max, a...

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