David Lewis Akers "Dave", was born march 24, 1949 in Alameda, CA. He worked in various positions at Coffeyville Resources refinery. Survivors: a son Jeffof Tulsa, his fiance, Sherry Strong of the home; two sisters, suzanne Smith of Olathe and Jay Jackson of Anthony, brother Mark, Omahaa, NE, sister Jamie Raines, Hastings, NE, mother Bobbie Akers, Salina. David served in the US Army during the Viet Nam war earning a Bronze star, purple heart and Army Commendation metal. Bruial: Floral Haven Memorial Gardens, Broken Arrow, OK
David Hugh Antrim, 66, Kansas City, Mo., passed away December 7, 2015. Dave was a long time real estate broker in Salina, Ks, he retired to Kansas City in 2009. He volunteered with Habitat for Humanity & St Paul's Episcopal Church food pantry. He is survived by his wife Donna, daughter Amy Antrim(husband Mark Stuart), son Jonathan Antrim(fiance Stacey Million), step-son David Baudoin, granddaughters, Sophia & Elowyn Antrim-Stuart.
Cremation with private services are planned for Joanne Cloud "Jody" Aussem, 58, Lawrence.Ms. Aussem died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008, at her home.She was born Nov. 28, 1949, in Salina, the daughter of Joseph Carl and Ruth Elaine Dragoo Cloud. She graduated from Salina High School in 1967. She graduated summa cum laude from Kansas University.Ms. Aussem was the owner of P.E. Aussem Co. She was a member of the Kansas City Junior League and Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority.Survivors include her mother; a sister, Mary Mar Olson; three nieces, Jody Mintken, Katy Matthai and Beth Colon; and many friends.The family suggests memorials to the St. John's Military
Richard Edward (Eddy") Austin passed away Oct 27, 2011. He was born March 18, 1949 in Salina, KS, son of James and Leona Austin. He is survived by his wife Marilyn and children J.J Austin and Megan Brown. Burial Roselawn Memorial Park, Salina, KS.
Warren E Ayers was born November 28, 1949. He died as the result of a jeep accident on March 29, 1972. He graduated from Salina High School in 1967 and Kansas State University in 1971. Warren was a member of Beta Sigma Phi. He was survived by his father Harvey and mother Annadene. He is buried in Gypsum Hill Cemetary, Salina, Ks
Rodney D. Baird, 66, passed away July 9,2015, at his home in Bisbee, Arizona.
He graduated from Salina High School in 1967 and attended Marymount College. He served in the US Air Force for four years and graduated from a two-year college in California. He was a flute maker and traveled the renaissance fairs in four states.
His father, Darrell, preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife, Ginger; mother, LaVerna Weber; brothers Ronald Baird, Jeffrey Baird and sister Rebecca; daughters Heidi Kulberg & Amanda Marquis, one granddaughter. two grandsons and one great-grandson.
Celebration of Life will be held in Novemver in Bisbee. Condolences to LaVerna Weber, 315 W Ellsworth, Salina, Ks 67401
Joan Louise Barhydt 66, of Salina, passed away Jan 30, 2016, she was born April 27,1949 to Rev Walter Brant and Euna Vaye (Ukena) Brant. Joan graduated from Salina High School in 1967 and from Fort Hays State in 1971. She received a BS in psychology and a master's in Education. She met and married Bob Barhydt at Fort Hays, they married on Aug 22, 1970. Joan was active in the Trinity Methodist Church where she was the "go to" person in the church kitchen.
Joan was preceded in death by her father, Rev Walter Brant, she is survived by her husband Bob of the home a son Rob and daughter Amy Wolfmule and the love of her life grandson Gavin Wolfmule, all of Salina, her mother of Topeka, sisters, Marilyn Spatz of Overland Park, Ks andElaine Schrader (LeRoy) of Lancaster and Nita Zeit (David) of Fairview, brother David Brant (Deba) of Topeka.
Robert Lloyd Basye, 65 of Salina passed away Thursday Jan 15, 2015. Robert was born June 22, 1949 in Ellsworth, Ks to Faye(McCall) & Lloyd Basye. He worked in many restaurants in Salina.
Robert is survived by his brother Michael Basye of Salina, he was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Edith.
Jerry was a veteran of 2 tours of Army duty in Vietnam, he was a specialist 5th class. He was survived by his parents Mr & Mrs Warren L Berquist, Salina, 2 sisters, Julie and Cheryl both of the home and grandparents Albert Berquist, Lindsborg and Perley Stevens, Eustis, ME. Burial Rose Hill cemetery, Bridgeport. Sadly, Jerry's death was ruled a suicide.
PERRY J BETHE, 62, SALINA, was found at home, Tuesday, February 21, 2012.
He was born August 10, 1949 in Salina.
Perry was employed for the Iron Workers Union for more than 30 years.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy E Bethe (Schrader) in 1986, and a brother Dennis Dean Bethe in 2009. Survivors include his father, Charles Dean Bethe, Salina, so Matthew Dean Bethe, Ft Worth, TX, daughter Mary Katrina Bethe KC KS, sisters, Peggy Ann Gottschalk, Salina & Donna Kay Murnen of Toledo, OH and former wife and devoted friend, Paula J Bethe and step-mother, Arvetta Bethe. Buried in Roselawn Memorial Cemetery, Salina, KS
Michael F. Betts, 65, of Salina, passed away Saturday, Nov 2, 2013. He was born Jan 1, 1948, in Salina, the son of Philip Frank and Rocal Arthola(Taylor)Betts.
He is survived by his brother Terry E (Josephine) Betts, of Tracy, California.
Curtis A Boaz, 63, of Salina, died Tuesday July 2, 2012. He was born Oct. 13, 1949, in Quonset Point, R.I.,. For many years, he lived in California and was a truck driver. After retiring, he returned to Salina.
He is survived by a son, Daniel Boaz of North Hollywood, CA, two grandchildren, Nicole and Justin Boaz, his parents Kenneth E and Betty Boaz of Salina, two brothers, Karl Boaz (Rebecca) and Mitchell Boaz (Jewels), both of Salina, six sisters, Elizebeth Polly of Olathe, Cathy Boaz & partner Aloha of Brentwood, Ca, Genie Boaz of Watsonville, Ca, Rose Davied of Shawnee, Marla DeCelles (Jeff) of Novato, Ca and Denise Boaz of San Francisco, Ca, and his special friedn Rosalie (Smith) Hawk of Salina, five nieces and seven nephews.
William was born feb 10,1949 in Lakin, Ks. He graduated from Salina High School in 1967 and was drafted into to Army where in served in the Vietnam War. He graduated from Tabor College with a bachelor's degree in Social Work. He worked as a probation officer, a social work at SRS and a family therapist for St Francis Academy. He was active in his church and community activities,
He is survived by his wife of 41 years Elizabeth (Mora) Bonilla, daughters Rosalie Dalme(Craig), Anna Gordon (Destin), Julie Acheson (Mark) & Linda Anderson (Alan) all of Salina. He was preceded in death by his parents Fortunato Sr & Noberta (Baeza) Bonilla, brothers Arcadio, Benito, Bernardo, Francisco, Joe, Josepy, Oliver, Bidal & Antonio and sisters Petra Bonilla and Carmen Montoy.
Bill Carlin, 64, of Sallina, died Wednesday Jan. 15, 2014. He was born April 8, 1949, in Salina to Ardith & Berniece Carlin. Bill was a lifelong resident of Salina, graduating from Salina High School in 1967. He worked at Westinhouse/Philips Lighting as a linesman from 1967 - 1987. He then moved to Great Plains Mfg and wored in the Land Pride division from 1987 to the present. Outside of work, Bill enjoyed hunting, fishing and cars, esprcially his 1973 Corvette. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Ardith & Bermiece and a sister Kathryn Petri of Longmont, Co. He is survived by four children, Stephanie (Shawn) Werner, of Austin, Tx, Mike (Stephanie) Carlin of Salina, Ryan (Danielle) Carlin of Timerlake, NC and Kendra Carlin of Key Largo, FL.
Cheri was married to William Robert Cheatham of OK City, she passed away in Sacramento, CA - Citrus Heights. Cheri graduated from Kansas State University, she was a past honored queen of Job's Daughters.
Elizabeth passed away on June 4, 2008. She was survived by her father Willie J., two brothers John Cockman of Salina and Calvin Cockman of Raleigh, Mass, Burial most likely in Beverly cemetery, but we could not confirm that.
Kathleen (Kathy) passed away on Novermber 8, 1991 in Detroit, MI. Survivors: One son, Sid Young (Sid later died in May 2012), two daughters, Eva young and Patty Norwood, Salina. Four brothers, Gilbert, Gordon, Gary and Gerald and one granddaughter Sara Norwood
Grady Franklyn Elder, 58. died Aug. 21, 2007 at his home in La Cygne, Kan. In 1971 Grady graduated from Fort Hays State University with a degree in Art Education. He played football and wrestled while earning his degree. He taught art and coached wrestling at Prairie View HS from 1972 until he retired in 2003. After his retirement, he remained busy as a real estate agent, licensed in KS and MO. An avid bowhunter and fisherman, he enjoyed the outdoor sports and was a long time member of the KS Bowhunter's Assoc. & Whitetails Unlimited. He is survived by his wife, Linda(Wicke) Elder of the home. Two daughters, Erica Elder, Austin, TX and Frankie Howard, and his "best buddy" grandson Ashton Howard, LaCygne, KS, sisters, Faye Clements, Hutchinson, Carol Doran, Harlan, Iowa, Lynne Anderson, Smolan, Ks, brothers Bryan Elder, Yukon, OK and Lyle Elder, Independence, KS 6 nieces and 15 nephews. Burial Oaklawn Cemetery, LaCygne, KS.
A Memorial Party will be held at the LaCygne Community Building on Saturday, Aug. 25 at 6 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made in Grady's name to "Kids In Need," a community fund, of which he was a founder.
Shirley Jean Farrow passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of March 7, 2017 after battling illness for several years. Shirley was born September 1, 1949 in Salina, Kansas and moved to Springfield, Missouri in 1974.
Shirley was a fun, loving, energetic, caring, and witty woman who never met a stranger. Her smile would light up a room and her laughter was contagious. She was full of positive advice for her family and friends in need and always followed it up with a big hug.
Shirley was an avid and excellent pool player in the 1980's and 1990's, playing in many tournaments and leagues. She was a fierce opponent and supportive team member.
Shirley touched many lives over the years at her various occupations: Elaine Powers Figure Salon, Syntex, SW MO Credit Union, Players Club, and Cresent Feed Mill.
Shirley is survived by her husband Eddie Farrow, brother Terry Thomas (spouse Martha), daughter Traci Hutchings (spouse Denny and sons Jesse and Chase), bonus son Nathan Farrow (spouse Sarah and kids Alexander, Abigail, Natalyn, and Chevy) bonus son Zachary Farrow (spouse Naomi and kids Nick, Juna, and William) and a host of other family and many friends.
Shirley did not want a formal service, she wanted a celebration of life party that will be held on Sunday, March 12,2017 at Marty's Restaurant and Sports Bar from 12:00 to 4:00. Come and go as you please - kid friendly.
Published in the News-Leader on Mar. 11, 2017
Fred Foster 27, Topeka who grew up in Salina, died late Saturday October 1st after an accidental gunshot wound to the chest. Fred was hunting with 2 friends just north of Delia, KS, when one of the companions attempted to place a 12-gauge shotgun in a gun rack behind the seat of a pickup and the gun discharged, the blast going through the truck cab wall and striking Fred who was standing outside the vehicle. Survivors: parents Mr & Mrs R.W Foster, Salina, wife Susan, Topeka, a daughter Cassie Foster and a son Charles Foster, Marceline, Mo and 2 sisters, Susan Holgerson, Colorado City, Co and Denise Lovett, Salina. Burial Mt Hope cemetery, Topeka.
Leslie passed away in Salina on Jan 10, 1991. She is buried in Milo Cemetery, Barnard, KS. She was survived by her father Leslie H "Catfish" Mastellar, mother Morna M nee Stussy, sisters, Cindy Gosselin, Marietta Mastellar and Karen Watts, one daughter Raquel Franch, son Leslie Harvey Franch (died 10/31/2011 in Abilene) predeceased by one brother Glen Mastellar.
June 2, 1949 - Jan 9, 2014 OKLAHOMA CITY Jane was born June 2, 1949, at the Florence Crittenton Home in Kansas City, MO, the daughter of Lavon Marie Tyson. She was adopted at the age of three months by Bill and Helen Ekstrand, of Salina, KS, and they named her Nancy Jane Ekstrand. She graduated from Salina H.S. in 1967. She attended Fort Hays State College before moving to Oklahoma City in 1969. She married Don Gardner on May 5, 1972, in New Orleans, LA. Jane was Food and Beverage Comptroller for the Fairmont-Roosevelt Hotel, and they lived in the French Quarter with their beloved Old English Sheepdog, Willoughby D'ane. Don and Jane also lived in Enid, Tulsa, and Kansas City before returning to Oklahoma City in 1984. Jane was predeceased by Bill and Helen, her adoptive parents. She is survived by her husband, Donald; her daughters, Heather Gardner and Laurel Newsom (Matt); her beloved and adored grandson, Braden Newsom; and four stepchildren, whom she loved as her own, Don Gardner, Jr., Dorothy Roden (Bruce), John Gardner (Tasha), and Judith Prudhomme (Tad); who collectively blessed her with 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She and Don rode their roller coaster of life with passion. The ride was simply too short. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18 at Crown Heights United Methodist Church, 1021 NW 37th St. (& Western). In lieu of flowers, please consider donating blood to Oklahoma Blood Institute or making a donation to St. Jude or other charity of your choosing. My candle burns at both ends; It will not last the night; But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends — It gives a lovely light. - Edna St. Vincent Millay - See more at: http://legacy.newsok.com/obituaries/oklahoman/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=169028495#sthash.06KMRaFe.dpuf
Gary Michael (Mike) was a business and technical writer. He graduated from Kansas University in 1971. Survivors include his father Byrl Glendening of Salina, his mother Maxine Wallace of salina and a sister Terry Brightbill of Salina. Burial in the Bridgeport Cemetery.
Ronald W Hanzlicek, 47, Salina, Ks died Saturday December 23, 1995 at the Salina Regional Medical Center after being hit by an automobile. Ronald was born April 13, 1948 in Salina, Ks and was a life long resident of the area. He was a laborer at OCCK, and a member of the Trinity Methodist Church.
Survivors include his parents, Ernest and Arlene Hanzlicek of Salina and one brother Dale Halzlicek of Newton, Ks.
Funeral will be held at 10 am on Tuesday at Geisendorf-Rush Smith Funeral Home, Rev.
Kenneth Trickle officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park. Memorials to OCCK.
Ron Hanzlicek was a long-time client of services at OCCK, Inc. While I was a director at OCCK, Ron worked for me in a couple of positions. He was a long-time employee of Sparkle Car Wash and was always anxious to get to work every day........even his days off!
Ron was struck and killed one frosty morning crossing the street from his group home to the Dillons store on South Ohio by a fellow who hadn't bothered to scrape his windshield. The sun prevented him seeing Ron. So Ron paid a price for a lesson learned to ensure you scrape your windows before you drive anywhere.
Michael W. Hawk, 53, Salina, died Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2002. He was born April 14, 1949, at Abilene. Mike was owner/operator of hawk Vending Co and also owner of Maggie Mae's Tavern, Salina. He was a member of the Grace Baptist Temple, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1432, American Legion Post 62, Moose Lodge, Alcoholics Anonymous and the Fraternal Order of Eagles. Survivors: wife, Rosalie, two sons, Adrian and Tracy, two daughters, Lisa Jackson and Tiffany Sanchez, two stepdaughters, Amy Horst and Susan Eberwein and 10 grandchildren. He is predeceased by his parents Verlyn W and Elaine M Hawk. Burial Roselawn Memorial Park, Salina.
Sam was born in Salina, KS and was a lifelong resident. He worked at the Provision Co. and was a member of Christ Cathedral and Phi Delta Theta. Survivors: his mother Rachel of Salina, two sisters, Alison Carter of Shawnee Mission, KS and Rae Hederstedt, Hutchinson, KS. and several nieces and nephews. Buried in Roselawn Memorial Park, Salina, KS
Linda M Holgerson, 67, of Fishers, IN, passed awa Sunday February 1, 2015, after a courageous battle with breast cancer. Linda worked for 41 years in the Indianapolis Public School system as a teacher, principal and instructional coach. She was passionate about improving education and she gave tirelessly of herself in that area. Linda was a strong woman of faith and her life reflected that faith. She is survived by one sister and 7 brothers. Services were held in Salina, KS at Ryan Morturary on Sunday February 8, 2015. Donation to the Susan G Kohman Foundation.
Steven B. Holm, 61, of Salina, died Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2010, after a long battle with cancer. Steven was born Feb. 15, 1949, in Salina to C.C. “Swede” Jr. and Evelyn Holm. Steve served in the Army in Okinawa & Korea, and then in the Kansas National Guard and Army Reserve for approx. 16 years, leavng the services as a Reserve Army major. Steve spent most of his adult life working as a plumber and reopened Holm Plumbing in Salina in 2000, making him a third generation Holm Plumbing Co. owner.
Steve was preceded in death by an infant son, Bradley Dale, in 1970, and his father C.C Holm Jr In 1996. Survivors include his daughter Jennifer Roberts, grandchildren Nathan & Courtney, his mother Evelyn Holm and brother Randall, sister Brenda Garcia and friend June Kendall.
Courtney Charles "Corky" Hopkins, 61, of Salina, died Thursday, March 4, 2010.
Corky was a very easy-going person who loved God, his friends and Coca-Cola! He loved to laugh and joke and could always lighten your mood with his kind smile and a sympathetic ear. He attended Salina schools and was formerly employed at Morrison Building Center and Gibson's Discount. He was preceded in death by his mother Rita. He is survived by his father Charles "Chuck" Hopkins, and a brother Paul Hopkins, both of Tennessee. Burial in Roselawn Memorial Park, Salina.
Pfc Robert M Hudson died while on duty at the Fort Devers, Mass, hospital where he was a surgical technician. Robert was born in Salina and lived there all of his life. He was a student at kansas State Teachers College of Emporia before entering the Army. He was a member of the First Baptist Church. Surviving are his mother and step-father Mr & Mrs Glenn Lorenson, Salina, 2 brothers, Charles F and Gary N, his father James of Griffen, Ga and grandparents Mr & Mrs Pew, salina and Mrs Florie Mask, Griffen, Ga and Mrs Niels Lorenson, Salina. Burial Roselawn Memorial Park, Salina.
Don Lee Ingram December 20, 1948 - February 29, 2008 Don Lee Ingram, of Grand Junction, passed away on February 29, 2008. He was 59. Don was born on December 20, 1948 in Salina, Kansas to Ralph and Dorothy (Cline) Ingram. He spent his childhood in Salina, Kansas, and later graduated from Central High School. Don has previously lived in Fairbanks, Alaska, and Wyoming. He also served for the National Guard. Don was a chef, taxi driver, and also owned and operated a local trucking company. He enjoyed NASCAR, drag racing, cooking, and watching sports, especially the Kansas Jayhawks. Survivors include his mother, Dorothy (Bill Crawford) Ingram of Pahrump, Nevada; a son Brent Ingram of Grand Junction; two daughters Jennifer Renollet of Lions, Kansas and Briana Ingram of Grand Junction; a brother Preston Ingram of Denver; and a sister Kathleen Ingram of Grand Junction; as well as five grandchildren. Don was preceded in death by a brother Dan Ingram. A funeral service will take place on Friday, March 7, 2008, at Martin Mortuary at 1:00 p.m. Visitation will be held from 12 noon to 1:00 p.m. before the service. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Martin Mortuary.
Debbie age 19, daughter of Mr & Mrs John Irwin died of injuries suffered in a head-on collision near New Cambria on old US40. Debbie had just completed her freshman year at Kansas State University. She and her date Jerry France, were returning to Salina after attending the fair in Abilene. A drunk driver crossed the center line and hit them hear-on. in addition to her parents she was survived by a sister Janice Irwin of the home and her grandparents JF Irwin sr and Mrs Ruby Foss, Beloit. Burial in Roselawn Memorial Park, Salina
Debbie was one of my very best friends and my roommate at KSU our freshman year. We met in the 2nd grade and were brownies together as well. I remain close to her parents. She will never be forgotten to me.
Christie W (Kirk) Kuntz, 65, passed away Wednesday March 25, 2015. She was born August 31, 1949 In Neodesha, Ks, daughter of William H and Luella M (Myers) Kirk.
She graduated from Salina High School and attended Cloud County Community College. She married Gene Leonard and lived in Concordia where she owned and operated a stained glass shop and was a licensed insurance agent. They later divorced.
On January 4, 1996, Christie married Roland Kuntz. All of their married life has been spent in the Abilene, KS area. She enjoyed traveling, spending time with family and friends, and church work.
She is preceded in death by her father, she is survived by her husband Roland Kuntz of Abilene and three daughters, Julie Dillon of Louisville, Co, Toni Carpenter of Stillwater, Ok, and Shane Kuntz of Lawrence. 13 grandchildren, her mother Luella Kirk of Salina and two sisters, Andrea Kirk, and Jaimie(Ben)Treece both of Salina.
Ronald Dale Lane, 66, died Friday February 26, 2016. He was born March 30, 1949. He retired after 36 years of federal service. He is survived by his wife, Patricia and two children, Joshua and Stacy. Originally from Kansas, he spent more than 30 years in Oklahoma.
Christopher Lewis Manns, 67, of Salina Ks, passed away Friday January 20,2017. He was born September 7, 1949, to Joseph L. & Mildred A(Yent) Manns.
Christopher graduated in 1967 from Salina High School, Salina. He then joined the U.S. Navy in 1968 and then entered the National Guard in 1974. Christopher was employed with Smedley's & Ashton's grocery stores for several years assisting in different departments, but mainly in the meat department.
He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers Nick & Larry Manns.
Survivors include sisters, Theresa(Tim) Johnson & Jane(Del) Peterson, best friend Leroy(Bob) Hill & nieces & nephews, Tara Bartholomew, Cara Ivey, Jimmy Ryan, Heather Ryan, Amanda Entz, Jeremy Manns, Samatha Finster, Jessica Sullins, Zach Manns, Jeff Wiebe & Joey Manns. Cremation was chosen/ no services.
Paul Eugene Marfise died May 22, 1996 in Salina, Ks. He was born June 4, 1949 in Salina and lived most of his life in the area. He served eight years in the military. He worked in several machine shops and drove a truck for Salina Concrete Products and Hahn Truck Line, OK City. Survivors: wife Karen of the home, two sons, Shawn & Tyson, both of the home, a daughter Amy marfise of Kansas City, Ks, his parents Paul and Adeline Marfise of Salina, a brother Michael of Hope, two sisters Carolyn Metzgar of Smolan and Debra Marfise of Staten Island NY, his grandmother, Florence Nelson of Minneapolis and two grandchildren. Burial in Delphos Cemetery.
Lt. Craig Lee McFarlane, 25, US Navy jet pilot, Lemoore naval air station, Calif, was killed in a plane crash at Lemoore. He was a 1971 graduate of the Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD and received his wings in 1973. He was born Sept 28, 1949 in El Dorado, KS. Surviving are the widow, Nancy of Lemoore: his parents Mr & Mrs Richard McFarlane, Wichita, 2 sisters, Brenda and Cheryl, of his parents home, and his grandparents, Mr & Mrs Cecil Mayberry, West Plains, Mo. Burial in the Hesston Cemetery, Hesston, KS
My memory is sketchy about this but I'll tell you what I remember. Craig and I were friends at SHS and talked about our aspirations for careers in military aviation. Craig went to the Naval Academy out of high school and we did our best to stay in touch. I saw him twice during our post-SHS years. The first time was when we met under the north goalpost at Soldier Field in Chicago after the AF-Navy game in 1968 and we had a brief opportunity to catch up with each other. In 1970, I was a guest of Craig's at the USNA for a weekend, attended a formal ball with him that Saturday night and had the opportunity to meet his future bride-to-be. In '73 or '74 I was in Germany in the armed forces and was told that I had a message in the base communications center. I don't know how she tracked me down, but Craig's wife had sent me a communication through military channels informing me of Craig's unfortunate death. He died in an aircraft accident, a night instrument flight out of Lemoore Naval Air Station, CA, flying the A-4 Skyhawk. I know no other details and there was no contact information for his widow. Craig was a patriot, a fine person, and a good friend. I will always remember him fondly as I do other fallen warriors who have tragically lost their lives in defense of this great nation of ours.
Kay E Montgomery was born Kay Ellen Montgomery on Jan 24, 1949. She was a homemaker. she was preceded in death by her father, William Kenneth Montgomery and a brother Wayne Montgomery. Survivors include: her mother, Pearl Elenor Montgomery, Salina, a brother Richard Montgomery, OK City, a sister Susan Bailey of Germany, and many nieces and nephews. Inurnment in Roselawn Cemetery, Salina, KS
Darrell Dane Montoy was born Oct 8, 1947 in Salina, KS. He died jan 31, 1970 in an automobile accident near Ft Hood, Texas where he was Sp-4c with the US Army. He had recently returned from a tour of duty in Viet Nam.
Funeral held at Our Lady of Guadaupe Catholic Church, Salina. Survivors included: his parents, Mr & Mrs Ismael Montoy, brothers Ismael Jr and Vincent, five sisters, Bernadette Vargas, Sanjuana Montoy, Phyllis Montoy, Eloise Montoy, and Claudia Anaya, grandmother Celeste Vargas and grandfather Ralph Montoy. Burial Mount Calvary Cemetery.
Paulette Faye Oliver, 63 of Overland Park, Ks, passed away Thursday April 18, 2013, at the University of Kansas Medical Center after her long battle with cancer. Paulette was diagnosed with chronic lymphoma leukemia in 2011 and was re-born in February 2013 after a bone marrow transplant. She was first born on Aug, 14, 1949 in Salina and moved to the Kansas City area in 1970.
Timothy Christopher Oniki, 51, Givsonton, Florida, died Saturday, September 15,2001. Tim was a communications equipment salesman. He was born October 17, 1949 In Omaha, Nebraska, the son of Joe and Rosemary Oniki. He had lived in Florida since 1983. He is survived by his father, Joe Oniki, Sarasota, FL, and two brothers, Steve Oniki, Sarasota, and Scott Oniki, Topeka, KS.
Patricia A. Ransom, 62, of Salina passed away, Tuesday at her home. She was born May 16, 1949 in Chattanooga, TN to Ezra Robinson and Laura L. (Davis) McDuffie. Patricia earned a bachelor's degree from Emporia State University in 1971. She then went on to earn her master's degree from Nebraska University. She worked as a school teacher and as a counselor for Social and Rehabilitative Services.
Survived by cousins Greg & Darryl Tiller of Salina and Reginald & Belinda Tiller, Cynthia Dupree, Pete Davis Jr, Dewayne Davis, John Davis, Wanda Brooks and Shirley Davis all of Chattanooga, TN.
Kenny was killed in an auto accident on W State St Rd. He was living in Brookville at the time of his death. He was survived by his wife, Denise, and son Ryan, his parents Mr & Mrs George Rassette, a brother Jerry of Salina and a sister Cindy Jackson, Euless, TX. Burial Gypsum Hill Cemetery, Salina.
L. Fred Redmond Jr, 55, Salina, died Wednesday January 19,2005. He was a training supervisor for Exide Technologies and a sales clerk for Sears. Survivors: wife Debra S, Salina, two sons, Michael of Salina and Christopher of Tucson, AZ, a daughter Ellen Redmond, Salina and his parents Leslie F and Lorene Redmond of Billings, Montana, two brothers, Steve of Billiggs and Larry of Rapid City, SD and five grandchildren.
Rosemary Matheson Rice, 34, Aurora, Co, died Wednesday Mar 2, 1983 in Honolulu, HI. Rosemary and her husband were on a delayed honey-moon on the island of Maui when she was stricken with a cerebral hemmorrage. She never regained consciousness. The couple had married in August. Survivors: husband Jim, son Christopher Freeman, her mother Marilyn Matheson, Salina and father Noble Matheson, Hays, three sisters, Sandy Plummer, Salina, Denise Matheson, Tulsa, OK and Lisa Matheson, Salina. Burial in Littleton. CO.
I am sorry to learn that Rosemary is gone. I knew her and her family in the early 60's while living in Salina. I attended Salina High School 1961-1962. She was a friend and fellow church member. Our families were friends. She was a very shy girl when I met her. Had a great sense of humor (and a little mischievious). Though I haven't seen her for years, she is still a part of my life, and I am sure a very inportant part of many people's lives. At my age, most of your life is made of memories. All those I have of Rosemary are pleasant.
Larry S. Rupert March 16, 1949 - April 4, 2017 Larry S. Rupert, 68, of Salina, passed away Tuesday, April 4, 2017. He was born March 16, 1949 in Ellsworth to George and LaVonne Rupert.
Larry is a Vietnam Veteran of the United States Army and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1432. He was a long time employee of Raytheon/ Hawker Beechcraft and had a love for airplanes and flying. In his spare time he enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing bluegrass and country music on his guitar.
Survivors include his daughters, Chelsie Grogg of Salina, Allison (Josh) Krone, of Brookville; mother, LaVonne Rupert, of Salina; former wife, Janice Rupert, of Salina; siblings, Sherry Rupert, Jon (Gaylene) Rupert, Conee (Kim) Brown, all of Salina; grandchildren, Reese Krone, Carson Krone, Colton Grogg, Braden Grogg, and Carlie McMichael.
He is preceded in death by his father, George; grandson Reed Krone.
A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, April 7, 2017 at First United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to Presbyterian Manor Samaritan Fund and VFW Post 1432 in care of Ryan Mortuary 137 North Eighth Street, Salina, Kansas 67401.
Ronald Martin Schneeman, 67, of Salina, Ks passed away May 19,2016 at the Bethany Home in Lindsborg, Ks. He was born Jan 28, 1949, son of Albert & Katherine (Jensen) Schneeman.
Ron was a 1967 graduate of Salina High School. He served in the US Air Force from 1968-1972. For moren than 40 years Ron worked in the auto glass industry in Salina. He owned and operated RMS Enterprises, a lawn service which he retired from in 2015.
Ron is survived by two daughters, Leslie Scheier & Alison Schneeman, a sister, Joyce Bunting, 4 grandchildren, Connor, Ava, Bennett, & Jensen Scheier, and many other beloved family members. Ron was preceded in death by his parents.
A cremation memorial service/ Ryan Mortuary, Salina. Burial Franklin Cemetery, Tescott, Ks. Memorials to the Bethany Home, Lindsborg, Ks
Dale Alan Sparks, 67, of Salina, passed away April 18, 2017. He was born in Middletown, Ohio, to Leroy and Catherine (Chrisman) Sparks.
Dale served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. He was employed by B&S Saw and Tool for more than 45 years. He was a beloved uncle and friend.
He is survived by: his niece, Shawn McClanahan (Monte); nephew, Joe Hanchett; great-nieces and nephew, Jessica Roesch, Robert Hicks and Dayna Beachel; nine great-great-nieces and -nephews; and many close friends.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 28, at Ryan Mortuary, Salina.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the veterans organization of the donor’s choice, or Ryan Mortuary to help the family with funeral expenses.
P. Renee Spellman-Lewis, 42, Topeka, died Sunday, May 12, 1991, at St Francis Hospital Medical Center, Topeka, Ks.
Mrs Spellman-Lewis was born Patricia Renee Spellman on March 5, 1949 in Oil, Pa. She lived in Salina and was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Salina. She was a child support enforcement specialist II for the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services.
Survivors include her husband, Michael B Lewis of the home, her father and stepmother, Daniel F & Charlene Spellman of Salina, three sisters, Carla S Burnett of Appleton, Wis, Tracy Spellman of Kansas City, Mo and Jackie Faris of Topeka.
The funeral will be at 10am Thursday at the Parker-Price Mortuary, Topeka. the Rev. James E Kirtdoll officiating. Burial will be in the Topeka Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
Davey L "Dave " Tucker, 63, of Salina, died Tuesday, Aug 6, 2013 after a short battle with cancer. He was born Oct. 29, 1949 in Salina, the son of Donald and Dolores (Davey) Tucker. Dave was a rural mail carrier for 31 years. He retired in 2010.
A loving husbanc, father, grandfather and friend, Dave graduated from Salina High School and Fort Hays State University. He was an avid golfer, having two holes-in-one.
Survivors include his wife, Connie, daughter Terri (David) Novak, of Westfield, Ind, mother Dolores Tucker of Salina, two brothers, Doug (Marilyn) Tucker of Omaha, Ne and Damon (Collene) Tucker of Topeka, sister Danita (Dave) Demin, of Hutchinson and two beautiful granddaughters, Emily and Madison Novak.
Creta Ann Urquhart, 59, Salina, died Tuesday, May 20, 2008. She was employed in document, imaging & storage at Sunflower Bank in Salina.
Mrs. Urquhart was born in Concordia, KS on February 23, 1949, the daughter of the late Francis Lee "Bud" Hauck and Dora M. (Marcotte) Graham.
She was a member of the Catholic Church, VFW Auxiliary, Knights of Columbus Auxiliary, all of Salina; and was active in the "Walk For Life".
Survivors include her sons, Ron Dockstader and his wife Lisa of Salina, Tony Cianciolo and his wife Heather also of Salina., mother, Dora Graham of Salina, her sisters, Pat K. Burt and her husband Gary of Bennington, Betty Schooley and her husband Bart of Cambridge, KS; a brother, Allan E. Hauck and his wife Patty of Oklahoma City, a stepbrother Gary Graham and his wife Patti of Arizona; stepsisters, Betty Graham of Wichita and Judy Cote and her husband Tom of Meriden, KS. She is also survived by 9 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are her special friends/family, Jayme and Mark, along with her co-workers and associates from Sunflower Bank in Salina.
Dennis was born October 12, 1949 in Salina, KS and died May 5, 1987 in Salina, KS.
Dennis was a counselor at the Trehaus and a member of the First United Methodist Church.
Survivors include:two daughters Kholett Wamser of Wakefield, KS and Jeannie Wamser of the home, his mother Khholene Severson, Salina. His father and stepmother, Mr & Mrs Lloyd H Wamser, Salina. brother George of Pertales, NM, sister Wallene Price, Salina sister Gayle Martin, Gypsum.
Dennis was an avid bowler. He is buried in Roselawn Cemetery, Salina, KS
Dennis R Weddle, 55, Fort Collins, Co died Friday Oct 7, 2005. Dennis was born in Salina, KS on October 23, 1949. He served in the US Army during the Viet Nam war. He married Debbie Flager in 1975. Survivors include a son Michael, a daughter Krystle and recent ex wife Debbie. Inurnment will be in Gypsum Hill Cemetery, Salina, KS.
Mary AnnWhite, our loving Mother, Grandmother, and Sister went home to be with the Lord after a short bout with Leukemia on Saturday, July 6, 2013. Mary was born January 13, 1949 in Salina to Clarence A. and M. Madaline (Rand) Gragg.
Mary served the Lord as a caregiver, doll maker and a seamstress for many years. She also taught Sunday school and played the organ and piano.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Allen R. White.
She is survived by her daughter; Joy McMichael & husband Jeff of Salina, sons Timothy White & wife Michelle and Daniel White both of Olathe. Her brothers; Robert Gragg & wife Kim of Clinton, IL., Gary Gragg & wife Connie and Russell Gragg, both of Salina, her grandchildren Secandra & Cole McMichael of Salina and Jordan & Evan White of Olathe.
Visitation will be from 1:00PM to 7:00PM with the family from 5:00PM to 7:00PM on Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at Roselawn Height Memorial Chapel, 1920 East Crawford, Salina, KS. 67401
Funeral services will be held at the Central Baptist Church, 2026 Starlight Dr, Salina at 10AM on Thursday, July 11, 2013.
Memorials may be made to Harden Hospice or to the family in care of Roselawn Mortuary, PO Box 2322, Salina, 67402.