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Obituaries

Mary Ellen (Reid) Higby

KSAL StaffAugust 2, 2021

Mary Ellen Higby, 70, of Salina, Kan., passed away on Monday, July 26, 2021. She was born on May 9, 1951 in Salina to Harold and Felicia (Sander) Reid. Mary Ellen graduated from Salina High School. After high school, traveling abroad, and staying in Denver, she eventually came back to Salina where she met her husband. Mary Ellen and Clinton were married at Sacred Heart Cathedral in 1976. Mar...

Von E. VanMeter

KSAL StaffAugust 2, 2021

Von E. VanMeter, 70, passed away Wednesday, July 28, 2021.  He was born in Concordia, KS on March 14, 1951, to Ivan and Lela VanMeter. He was preceded in death by his parents and daughter, Vonda Kaye. Von was married to Alma Dean Johnson and to this union three daughters were born, Vonda (Mike) Hahne, Hastings, NE, Deana (Taitum) Wood, Salina, and Kelli (Shane) Bruce, Phoenix, AZ. Von is...

Walter Klaus Suhr

KSAL StaffAugust 2, 2021

Walter Klaus Suhr, 93, of Salina, was called to his eternal home Wednesday, July 28, 2021.  He was born to August and Margaret Suhr in Freiburg Elber, Germany, on December 10, 1927. Walter grew up in West Germany during World War II where he worked in several different fields: farming, steel construction work, and submarine building. He met his true love, Ingrid, in 1953 and they were married ...

Ruth J. (Rohr) Strecker

KSAL StaffAugust 2, 2021

Ruth J. Strecker, 83, Salina, passed away on Thursday, July 29, 2021. She was born January 18, 1938, in Topeka to Jacob and Amelia (Schiffelbein) Rohr. Ruth was a homemaker prior to working for Western Auto as a bin filler for 25 years.  She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.  She volunteered for several charities and organizations after retirement.  Some of those included Sacred ...

Cecil Leslie Haney

KSAL StaffAugust 2, 2021

Cecil Leslie Haney, 80, of Salina, passed away Saturday, July 31, 2021. He was born October 1, 1940 at Olney, Oklahoma, to Earlon Leslie Haney and Adel Haney.  Cecil graduated from Bromide High School, Oklahoma  in 1958, and moved to Johnson, KS after graduation. From 1961 to 1963 he served in the United State Army.   He was a police officer for the Garden City Police Department from 1966 to 1...

LARRY EUGENE MUMMERT

KSAL StaffAugust 2, 2021

Larry E. Mummert, 81 of Salina, passed away Wednesday, July 28, 2021. He was born April 7, 1940, in Pratt. Larry was a self-employed truck driver for 60 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert W., and Doris V. (Souder) Gros, and a stepbrother, Glen McPherson. Survivors include his loving wife of 44 years, Glenda Mummert, daughter, Sherri (Chris) Davis of Valley Center, and ...

Joshua Paul Stock

KSAL StaffAugust 2, 2021

On Tuesday July 27th, 2021, Joshua Paul Stock, beloved son, brother, uncle, nephew, grandson and friend to all passed away at the age of 31 at Via Christi Hospital in Wichita Kansas after a hard-fought battle with cancer. Joshua was born on January 30th, 1990, in Salina Kansas to Paul and Marcia Stock. Born and raised in Salina, Joshua attended and graduated from Salina South High School in 200...

Wilda J. Hustus

KSAL StaffAugust 2, 2021

Wilda J. Hustus, 84 of Salina, passed away Thursday, July 29, 2021.  She was born March 11, 1937, in Alcona Township, Rooks County, Kansas. Wilda worked as a bookkeeper for years at various businesses in the Salina area. She was preceded in death by her parents, Willis C., and Bertha A. (Stewart) Cook, her husband, Alfred Hustus, his brother, Lloyd Cook, a sister, Leona Kellogg, and a nephe...

Orin Ray Shogren

KSAL StaffAugust 2, 2021

Orin Shogren died July 29, 2021 surrounded by his family in his home. He was born September 10, 1931 to Howard and Berneice (Linderholm) Shogren in McPherson and grew up in Lindsborg, Kansas. He was one of eight siblings. Orin grew up in Lindsborg and joined the Marines in 1951 and was honorably discharged in 1953. Once discharged, he returned to Bethany, Kansas and attended Bethany College,...

Dan Wisbey

KSAL StaffJuly 29, 2021

Dan Wisbey, 58, of Salina, passed away Wednesday, July 27, 2021.  He was born March 25, 1963 in Concordia, to Gary and Theresa Wisbey. Dan was preceded in death by his brother Douglas. He is survived by his parent; sons, Douglas Wisbey, Trenton Wisbey, and Dyson Wisbey; sister, Leslie; brothers, Steve and Eric; three nieces; and many cousins. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Friday, August 6,...

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