610 N. Maple
Russell, KS 67665
785-483-2212​

 701 N. First Street
Natoma, KS 67651
785-885-4221​

610 N. Maple

Russell, KS 67665
785-483-2212

701 N. First Street

Natoma, KS 67651
785-885-4221

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Maxine E. Scheck

Maxine Elizabeth Scheck, 86, of Russell, Kansas, died on Sunday, February 18, 2024, at the Good Samaritan Society in Ellsworth, Kansas. Maxine was born on November 13, 1937, in Arma, Kansas, the daughter of John and Eulett (Nahon) Wyant.  She grew up in the Russell and Gorham areas most all her life and graduated from Gorham High School in Gorham, Kansas.  She met, fell in love and was united in marriage to Melvin Joseph Scheck on August 10, 1955, in Arma, Kansas.  From this union Maxine and Melvin were blessed with 3 sons Charles, Kenneth and Christopher.  She worked for

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Clara C. “Connie” Tuzicka

Clara Constance “Connie” Tuzicka, 94, of Russell, Kansas, died on Monday, February 12, 2024, at the Russell Regional Hospital. Connie was born on December 28, 1929, in New York City, New York, the daughter of William John and Irma Grace (Miller) Hewitt.  She grew up in Ocean Side Long Island, New York and attended local schools.  She met, fell in love, and was united in marriage to Floyd Charles Tuzicka on November 17, 1963, in Medicine Lodge, Kansas.  They made their home in Olmitz, Kansas and moved to the Russell area the last several years.  She worked as a certified

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Eunice E. Prediger

Eunice Elizabeth (Schempp) Prediger, 91, of Russell, Kansas and formerly of Dorrance, Kansas, passed away Monday, February 5, 2024 at the Hays Medical Center in Hays, Kansas. Eunice was born June 14, 1932, in Brunsville, Iowa.  She was one of three children born to Rev. Andrew and Ida (Henne) Schempp.  In 1948 the family moved to Dorrance. She graduated from Dorrance High School in 1950. Eunice was united in marriage to Gerald Prediger on May 17, 1953 in Dorrance.  This union was blessed with five children; Joel, John, Susan, Kay, and James.  They made their home in Dorrance.  Gerald preceded

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Betty Ann Driscoll

Betty Ann Driscoll, 77, of Russell, Kansas, died on Friday, January 12, 2024, at her home in Russell. Betty was born on April 30, 1946, in Russell, Kansas, the daughter of Elton A. and Winifred E. (Benton) Teppe.  She grew up in the Russell and Dorrance, Kansas, areas and graduated from Dorrance High School.  After high school she graduated from Brown Mackie Business College in Salina, Kansas.  She was formerly married to Jack Driscoll and from this union they had a daughter Annette.  She was a former employee of the Russell City Policy office and worked as a dispatcher.  Surviving

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Lindsay Homeier

Lindsay Homeier, a radiant soul whose life was a symphony of love, laughter, and dance, left our world too soon, but her spirit and legacy continue to inspire and uplift all who knew her. Born on May 14, 1988, in Hays, Kansas.  Lindsay was the cherished daughter of Jim and Jaci Feil. From the very beginning, she captivated her father Jim’s heart, forging a bond of love and mutual admiration that was truly special. Lindsay’s love for dance was evident at the age of 3.  She would leap throughout the house and in the yard.  We were always afraid she

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Ada L. Glick-Wanamaker

Ada L. (Dougherty) Glick-Wanamaker, 102, of Winfield, Kansas and formerly of the Russell and Plainville, Kansas area, passed away Saturday, January 27, 2024 at the Cumbernauld Village in Winfield. Ada was born on January 26, 1922 in the Codell, Kansas area.  She was the youngest of nine children to Arthur Louis and Bertha (Camp) Dougherty.  She grew up on the family farm and graduated from Plainville High School in the Class of 1939. Ada was united in marriage to Henry Eugene Glick on July 9, 1940 in Hays, Kansas.  This union was blessed with three children; Barbara, Anita and Tom. 

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Ruth Ann Betts

Ruth Ann (Brown) Betts, 80, of Russell, Kansas, passed away Thursday, January 25, 2024 at Wheatland Nursing Center in Russell. Ruth Ann was born December 5, 1943 in Russell, Kansas.  She was one of two children born to George W. and Clarissa L. (Miller) Brown.  She grew up in Russell and graduated from Russell High School in 1961. Ruth Ann was united in marriage to Gene D. Betts on April 21, 1963 in Russell.  This union was blessed with a daughter, Vickie.  They made their home in Russell. Ruth Ann was a devoted wife and homemaker.  She also worked as

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Jason A. Liederbach

Jason Anthony Liederbach, 51, of Russell, Kansas, passed away Sunday, January 21, 2024 at the Hays Medical Center in Hays, Kansas. Jason was born December 28, 1972 in Hayward, California.  He was one of two sons born to Gary K. and Delores A. (Crow) Liederbach.  At the age of five, the family moved to Russell.  He grew up and attended schools in Russell until his senior year when he attended and graduated from Wilson High School. Jason worked for NexTec Wireless as a site surveyor.  He worked with computers and performed computer maintenance.  Earlier he worked for the Russell County

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Dean V. Keil

Dean Vernon Keil, age 82, of Russell, Kansas, passed away, surrounded by his family, on Monday, January 15, 2024, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Kansas. Dean was born on October 20, 1941, in Great Bend, Kansas to the late John and Anna (Krug) Keil. The fifth of five children, Dean grew up on a farm in southern Russell County. He graduated from Russell High School with the Class of 1959. On January 6, 1962, Dean was united in marriage to Margaret Winter in Russell. This union was blessed with two daughters, Cheryl and Kathy. They made their home in

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John M. Strobel

John M. Strobel, 69, of Great Bend, Kansas, passed away Saturday, January 13, 2024 at the Kansas City Hospice House in Kansas City, Missouri. John was born December 19, 1954 in St. John, Kansas.  One of three sons and a daughter to Jerome C. and Norma Lee (Schmidt) Strobel.  He grew up in Radium, Kansas until the age of eight when he moved to Winfield, Kansas.  Then in 1985 moved to Russell for six years before moving to Great Bend. John has been handicapped his whole life, but he loved listening to music, being around cats and dogs and being

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