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Anthony H. “Tony” Witt

Anthony Henry “Tony” Witt, Jr., 90, of Russell, Kansas, passed away Thursday, October 21, 2021. Born in Hays, Kansas on September 23, 1931, to parents, Anthony Henry, Sr. and Ethel Mae (Waudby) Witt, Tony grew up in Russell, Kansas and graduated from Russell High School in 1949.  Following high school, he received his Bachelor of … Read more

Gladys L. Baird

Gladys Louise Baird, 87, of Bunker Hill, Kansas, died on Thursday, October 14, 2021, at her home in Bunker Hill. Gladys Louise (Lange) Baird was born August 12, 1934, at the family home North of Bunker Hill, Kansas. Her parents were Frank and Alma (Frick) Lange. Her elementary school years were at the Success and … Read more

Dora I. Purvis

Dora Imogene (Chain) Purvis, 68, of Russell, Kansas, passed away Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at Wheatland Nursing Center in Russell. Dora was born September 11, 1953 in Hominy, Oklahoma.  She was the daughter of Fredrick Henry and Alberta Jula May (Byrom) Chain.  She grew up and attended schools in Cleveland, Oklahoma.  She graduated from Cleveland … Read more

Tianna D. Bays-Broils

Tianna Dawnae Bays-Broils, 44, of Russell, Kansas, passed away Monday, September 20, 2021, at the Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Tianna was born June 9, 1977, in Russell, Kansas.  She was the daughter of Henry and Shayne (Humes) Reinhardt.  She grew up and attended schools in Russell and graduated from Hays High School.  … Read more

Mary Ann Mahoney

Mary Ann Mahoney of Arvada, Colorado passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family and friends on February 17, 2020 from lung disease. She taught physical education and coached at Westminster High School, retiring in 1985. Mary Ann was born in Hays, Kansas to Joseph Martin Mahoney and Marie Cecelia Antoinette Pivonka on July 25, … Read more

Marj Dusay

Marj Dusay, actress, mother, grande dame of life and homegrown daughter of Russell, Kansas died peacefully of natural causes on January 28, 2020 at her home in New York City. She was 83. Ms. Dusay, known for her sharp wit, sophistication, and beauty, had a long career in the public eye that began with modeling … Read more

Mary Elizabeth Young

Mary Elizabeth (Betty) Young, 97, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, September 16, 2021 at Homestead of Auburn, Kansas.  Betty, as she was known to everyone, was born May 5,1924 in White City, Kansas to Lester and Mildred Dean. She was the second child to this union as her brother … Read more

Donald R. Farmer

Donald Ray “Don” Farmer, 53, of Russell, Kansas and formerly of Colorado, passed away Wednesday, September 15, 2021, at the Pratt Regional Medical Center in Pratt, Kansas. Don was born July 11, 1968, in Cincinnati, Ohio.  He was the son of Ron, Sr., and Dianne (Vaughn) Farmer.  He grew up in Ohio and graduated from … Read more

Dorothy J. Nielsen

Dorothy Jane Nielsen, 80, of Russell, Kansas, died on Tuesday, September 14, 2021, at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Lawrence, Kansas.  Dorothy was born on February 18, 1941, in Russell, Kansas, the daughter of Herman and Ella (Wasemiller) Steinert.  She grew up in Russell, Kansas and graduated from Russell High School and lived in Russell … Read more

Betty M. Jane Gibbs

Betty M. Jane Gibbs, 98, of Russell, Kansas, died on Friday, September 10, 2021, at the Wheatland Nursing Home in Russell. Betty was born on September 09, 1923, in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania the daughter of Walter and Mary (Chambers) Mason.  As a young girl she moved to Jamestown, New York, where she attended local schools and … Read more