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Elvin E. Gerard

KSAL StaffApril 29, 2019

Elvin E. Gerard, 99, of Salina, passed away Friday, April 19, 2019 at Bethany Home in Lindsborg KS. He was born October 17, 1919, in Ottawa County to Elmer and Effie (McFarlane) Gerard. Mr. Gerard was a WWII veteran who began his active military career in November of 1941 when he enlisted in the Army Air Corps. He received his navigator wings and a 2nd lieutenant’s commission July 1, 1944. Duri...

Marjorie Jean Graham

KSAL StaffApril 29, 2019

Marjorie Jean Graham (née Mattison) passed away Sunday, April 21, 2019, Easter morning at sunrise, at 94 years and 5 months to the day. She was a longtime resident of Salina, Kan., and more recently resided in Albuquerque, N.M. Marjorie was born at the Mattison family farm home near New Cambria on Nov. 21, 1924. She graduated from Solomon High School in 1943 and attended Brown-Mackie Business Sc...

Letha G. (Long) Kraus

KSAL StaffApril 29, 2019

Letha G. (Long) Kraus died with her husband, Dennis, on April 14, 2019, in Grand Chute, Wis., near Appleton. She was born on Nov. 12, 1945, in Abilene to Verden and Doris Long. She graduated from Hope High School in 1963. Letha and Dennis were married on April 4, 1965. They spent the next 54 years together, almost entirely in the Appleton area. They enjoyed traveling, camping and spending time wit...

Mary Virginia Frederick

KSAL StaffApril 24, 2019

Mary Virginia Frederick, 92, of Salina, passed away Friday April 19, 2019. She was born, Keytesville, Mo., to Robert and Mary (O’Bryan) Hurt. Mary owned the Frederick Gift Shop, and wrote the Salina Journal food column for many years. She enjoyed cards especially playing with her many bridge groups. She married Robert Frederick in 1946, at the First Presbyterian Church in Salina. She is surv...

Robert “Lynn” Griffiths

KSAL StaffApril 24, 2019

Robert “Lynn” Griffiths, 59, of Salina, passed away Friday, April 19, 2019, after a valiant battle with cancer. He was born June 5, 1959, in Salina, to Robert I. and Donna M. (Walker) Griffiths. Lynn spent his early childhood in Talmage and Rural Center. His family moved to Bentonville, Arkansas where he attended high school. His senior year of high school, his family moved to Indiana where h...

Barbara Mansfield

KSAL StaffApril 24, 2019

Barbara Mansfield, age 82, of Concordia, KS died on Wed., April 24, 2019 at Sunset Home Inc., Concordia, Kansas. Barbara was born to Orville and Vera (Dyson) Crum on March 29, 1937 in Lyon Township near Glasco, Kansas. She was the oldest of 8 children. Barbara attended schools in Republic County and Belleville High School. She worked as a Medication Aide at the Republic County Hospital Long ...

Patrick Leo Rexroad

KSAL StaffApril 24, 2019

Patrick Leo Rexroad, 65, of Wichita, Kansas, passed away Thursday, April 18th, 2019. Patrick was born in Salina, Kansas on January 21, 1954, a son of the late Joan Frances (Siler) Rexroad and Jay Myers Rexroad. Survivors include his sister, Lynn Grabner (Rodney) of Salina; Nephew, Matthew Grabner of Austin, Texas; Niece, Emily Johnson (Dylan) of Salt Lake City, Utah; and numerous cousins. ...

Carol May Sendelbach

KSAL StaffApril 24, 2019

Carol May Sendelbach, 87, of McPherson, Kansas, transitioned peacefully, Monday April 22, while in the company of her children at The Cedars House. Carol was born in Great Falls, Montana on January 27, 1932, daughter of Catherine (Hays) and Harry E. Noel of Montana. The family moved to Missoula, Montana while she was in elementary school, and they spent many joyous times at the family cabin on ...

Betty A. Wallace

KSAL StaffApril 23, 2019

Betty A. Wallace, age 81, of Concordia, died Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at Salina Regional Health Center, Salina, KS. She was born on December 4, 1937 in Cloud County, KS to Lester N. & Millie Z. (Evert) Bronson. She was a graduate of Concordia High School. Betty was the manager for Gibson Department Store for many years and retired as the purchasing agent for then the St. Joseph Hospital b...

Jeremy Lee Watkins

KSAL StaffApril 23, 2019

Jeremy Lee Watkins, 42, of Gypsum, Kansas, passed away Sunday, April 21st, 2019. He was born in Salina, Kansas on September 21, 1976, a son of Kathy (Young) Allison, of McPherson and the late James Watkins. Jeremy was a Sergeant and a 20 year veteran of the Salina Police Department. Survivors include his wife, Jennifer (Kasper) Watkins; children, Kaitlyn and Kolton Watkins; and brother, B...

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