Kristina Diane Dumler, 55, of Gorham, Kansas, died on Friday, November 13, 2015, at the Salina Regional Hospital in Salina, Kansas.
Kristina was born on January 06, 1960, in Wichita, Kansas, the daughter of Troy and Roz (Yost) Thomas. She grew up in the Russell area, attended Russell Schools and graduated from Russell High School in the class of 1978. After high school she attended Fort Hays State University for a couple of years. Later she married Keith Wagner on June 20, 1981 in Russell, Kansas. From this union they were blessed with two sons Tyler and Jordan. Kris and Keith's marriage ended in divorce, but Kris found love again. She was united in marriage to Mark L. "Shorty" Dumler on August 24, 1999 in Russell. Kris lived in Kansas her whole life, living in Kinsley, Dodge City, Hays, Russell and to Gorham in her final years. Kris had several jobs throughout her life but is mostly know as the former owner/operator and head cook of the Russell's Inn Restaurant in Russell, Kansas. She was a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed cooking, caring for animals, being on the farm and spending time with family. She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.
Surviving family include her sons Tyler Wagner and wife Kim of Gorham, Kansas and Jordan Wagner and wife Jen of Wilson, Kansas; step daughter Tracial Dumler in Hutchinson, Kansas; brothers Troy Lee Thomas of North Dakota and Tim Zellner of Denver, Colorado; sister Patty Anderson of Strong City, Kansas; 4 grandchidlren Ryleigh, Taylar, Taytn and Jaxson.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Mark Dumler and ex husband Keith Wagner; sisters Billie Jean Pyles.
A celebration of Kristina's life will be held at 11 A.M. on Friday, November 20, 2015, at the Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary of Russell with Pastor Roger Dennis officiating. Visitation will be from 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. on Thursday, November 19, 2015 at the mortuary. Family will greet guests from 9 A.M. to service time (11 A.M.) Friday morning November 20th. Memorials can be given to the Kris Dumler Grandchildren's Fund and can be sent to the mortuary. Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary of Russell is in charge of the funeral service arrangements.