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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Janice I. Dickinson

Janice I. Dickinson, 86, of rural Gorham, Kansas, died on June 20, 2024, at the Russell Regional Hospital in Russell, Kansas. Janice was born on July 23, 1937, in Manhattan, Kansas, the daughter of James Frank and Buleau (Silkman) Miller.  She grew up in Manhattan, Kansas, and graduated from Manhattan High School in the class of 1956.  She met, fell in love and was united in marriage to Robert Louis Dickinson on October 21, 1956, in Manhattan.  From this union Janice and Robert were blessed with 4 children, Kirk, Sheryl, Valerie and Cathy.  She worked with her husband on the

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John R. Fletcher

John Rabun Fletcher, 59, of Russell, Kansas, passed away Thursday, June 20, 2024 at his home. John was born July 4, 1964 in Amarillo, Texas.  He was one of three children born to Dick and Betty (Rabun) Fletcher.  He grew up in Goodland, Kansas, and graduated from Goodland High School in the Class of ’82. John was united in marriage to Heather Werner on June 11, 2004 in Russell.  They made their home in Russell. John served the citizens of Russell County as a civil servant for forty years, most recently as the former Russell County Administrator from 2013 to

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Mamie R. Huxman

Mamie R. (Mravinec) Huxman, 95, of Russell, Kansas, passed away at the Harry Hynes Hospice in St. Francis Hospital in Wichita, Kansas. Mamie was born June 3, 1929 on the family farm in Osborne County, Kansas.  She was the daughter of Frank and Ruby (Boyd) Mravinec.  She grew up in Osborne County and graduated from Natoma High School in the Class of ’47.  She then attended Ft. Hays State University for a year and a half before getting marriage.  She was united in marriage to Joseph Huxman on April 14, 1950 in Russell.  They made their home in Natoma, before

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Sylvia Jo Hopkins

Sylvia Jo Hopkins, 85, of Salina, Kansas, and former Russell, Kansas, resident died on Tuesday, June 11, 2024, at the Kenwood View Health and Rehab Center in Salina, Kansas. Sylvia was born on December 07, 1938, in Russell, Kansas, the daughter of Marie and Lloyd Houdyshell.  She grew up in Russell and graduated from Russell High School in the class of 1956.  She met, fell in love and was united in marriage to Ronald George Hopkins on August 04, 1957, in Russell, Kansas.  From this union Sylvia and Ron were blessed with 3 children, George, Greg and Grant.  The family

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Martin E. Dumler

Martin E. “Marty” Dumler, 74, of Russell, Kansas, passed away Sunday, June 9, 2024 at the Russell Regional Hospital in Russell. Marty was born March 8, 1950 in Russell, Kansas. He was the son of Elroy George and Fern M. (Bloom) Dumler. He grew up in Russell and graduated from Russell High School in the Class of ’68 and served as FFA chapter president his senior year. He attended Kansas State University briefly before transferring to the Beloit Welding School. Marty was united in marriage to Constance S. “Connie” Brown on January 22, 1993. They made their home in rural

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Bernard N. Hoeg

Bernard Nick Hoeg, 93, of Natoma, Kansas, died on Thursday, June 06, 2024, at the Rooks County Medical Center in Plainville, Kansas Bernard was born in Missoula, Montana, May 4, 1931, to William and Mabel (Olsen) Hoeg.  He grew up there and graduated high school in 1950.  After high school he joined the Air Force and was stationed in Greenland and Washington.  Bernie was a licensed mortician, his career for many years.  Later he became a convenience store owner in Stevensville, Montana and worked in a boat shop in Florida.  He did many other jobs, including handyman, volunteer fireman, ambulance

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Arlene D. Hamel

Arlene D. Hamel, 87, of Russell, Kansas, died on Sunday, June 02, 2024, at the Wheatland Nursing Center in Russell, Kansas. Arlene was born on August 10, 1936, in Clyde, Kansas, the daughter of Harvey E. & Marie Rose (L’Ecuyer) Harper.  She grew up in Cloud County, Kansas on the family farm, located on the Republican River.  She attended country schools until 6th grade, then attended Clyde Grade School and graduated from Clyde High School in 1954.  She met, fell in love and was united in marriage to Joseph Ernest Hamel on November 12, 1955, in Clyde, Kansas.  From this

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Terri L. Moreland

Terri Lynn Moreland, 65, of Russell, Kansas, died on Sunday, May 19, 2024, at the Ellsworth Medical Center in Ellsworth, Kansas. Terri was born on August 11, 1958, in Lamar, Colorado, the daughter of Mel and Mary Lou (Harmon) Polson.  She was raised by her mother and stepfather Ron Moreland who adopted her at a young age.  She grew up and lived most of her life in Colorado.  She was blessed with a son Justin R. Morland and they moved to Russell, Kansas in the late 1990’s.  She worked for several years in Russell at Myers Furniture as a salesperson

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Evelyn I. Kee

Evelyn Irene Kee, 96, of Natoma, Kansas, died on Monday, April 22, 2024, at the Redbud Village in Plainville, Kansas. Evelyn was born on May 13, 1927, in Pasadena, California, the daughter of Melvin and Berniece (Manley) Griffin.  She was very young when the family moved to Natoma, Kansas, and she graduated from Natoma High School in the class of 1944.  She was united in marriage to Raymond P. Luhman.  He passed away in March of 1950. To this marriage one son, Ray Luhman was born.    She worked as a secretary for Natoma Grade School for several years.  Later, she

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Lois E. Cooper

Lois E. Cooper, 90, of Lucas, Kanss, died on Saturday, April 20, 2024, at the Hospice House of Reno County in Hutchinson, Kansas. Lois was born on November 20, 1933, in rural Osborne County, Kansas, the daughter of Ray and Mildred (Smith) Robinson. She grew up on the family farm north of Lucas, Kansas, and graduated from Lucas High School in the class of 1951 and attended one year of college at Ft. Hays State University. She was united in marriage to M. Francis “Sonny” Cooper on August 10, 1952, in Lucas, Kansas. From this union Lois and Sonny were

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