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Viola Rowe

Viola Rowe

Viola C. Rowe, 102, of Russell, Kansas, passed away Monday, June 1, 2020 at Main Street Manor in Russell.The daughter of Jesse L. “Tobe” and Eula (McDonald) Robinson. Viola was born on October 23,1917, in Drumright, Oklahoma. On August 24, 1940, she married Ivan E. Rowe in McAlester, Oklahoma.Preceding her in death were her parents, husband Ivan on December 01, 2000; two sisters Frankie Davis Ruble and Joyce Lee Yandell.Surviving family include several nieces and nephews.At her request there will be no viewing of the body or no funeral service. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the

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Clyde Michel

Clyde Dean Michel, 77, of Peoria, Arizona, passed away Sunday, May 31, 2020 at his home with his family by his side.Clyde was born May 14, 1943 in Russell, Kansas, the son of Rueben and Emma (Ruf) Michel. He grew up in Russell and graduated from Russell High School.Clyde served his country in the U.S. Navy during 1962 to 1966.He was united in marriage to Fanny Cecilia on January 10, 1976. He was blessed with three daughter Ranae, Lisa and Elina. They made their home in California, Texas and Arizona.Clyde was an Accountant for AZ Department of Quality Control in

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Theodore “Ted” Gepner

Theodore “Ted” Gepner, Jr, 92, of Russell, Kansas, passed away Saturday, May 23, 2020 at his home in Russell. Ted was born May 9, 1928 in Clay Center, Kansas, the son of Theodore, Sr. and Sara (Middleton) Gepner. He grew up and attended school in Clay Center. Ted was united in marriage to Helen Kurtenbach in July of 1952. This union was blessed with two daughters, Jody and Wava. Later in life, he was united in marriage to Carol Newman in February of 2011. Ted worked in the highway construction business for over 36 years as a heavy equipment operator.

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Donald L. Kilian

Donald Lee Kilian, 89, of Russell, Kansas, passed away Thursday, May 21, 2020 at his home in Russell. Don was born April 16, 1931 in Russell.  He was one of five children born to Sam and Alma (Mai) Kilian.  He grew up in Russell and graduated from Russell High School with the class of 1949. Don was united in marriage to Mary Ann Weigel on January 13, 1950 in Newkirk, Oklahoma.  This union was blessed with six children; Sheila, Sam, Sonya, Don, Jr., Christopher and Dwight.  They made their home in Russell.  Mary preceded him in death in 2005. Don

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Glenda R. Tiffin

Glenda Rae Tiffin, 84, of Russell, Kansas, died on Tuesday, May 19, 2020, at the Smoky Hill Health and Rehabilitation in Salina, Kansas. Glenda was born on January 14, 1936, in Blue Rapids, Kansas, the daughter of Harry and Mildred (Fletcher) Nance.  She grew up in Marysville, Kansas, and graduated from Marysville High School in 1954.  She met, fell in love and was united in marriage to Donald Glen Tiffin on September 01, 1979, in Lincoln, Kansas.  They made their home in Russell, Kansas, and lived in Russell for 34 years.  Donald preceded her in death on May 04, 2014. 

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Mural Eileen Fisk

Mural Eileen Stubblefield Fisk , 93, of Russell, Kansas, died at Main Street Manor on Thursday, May 14, 2020. She was born August 11, 1926 at Dry Lake Keystone,  Oklahoma. Mural was the fifth of eight children born to James Oscar Stubblefield and Bessie Naomi Peck Stubblefield. Mural attended grade school at Keystone, Broken Arrow, and Sand Springs Oklahoma. She went to high school at Cleveland, Oklahoma graduating in 1944. After high school, she worked at Commander Mills in Sand Springs. Mural was united in marriage to Lee R. Fisk on April 27, 1946, at Bristow Oklahoma. The union was

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Jaide T. Lawson

Jaide Therese Lawson, 18, of Russell, Kansas, passed on Wednesday, May 13, 2020, at the Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. Services are pending at this time and cremation has been selected by the family. Please check back later for funeral service date and time. Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary of Russell, Kansas, is in charge of the funeral service arrangements.

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Howard R. Northcutt

Howard Roland Northcutt, 69, of Hays, Kansas and formerly of Hutchinson, Kansas, passed away at his residence in Hays. Roland was born June 7, 1950 in Vincent, Alabama.  He was one of eight children born to Ras Howard and Ruthie Thelma (Abbott) Northcutt.  He grew up in Vincent and graduated from Vincent High School.  He then attended a Welding Trade School. Roland traveled around the country working as a Pipefitter and Welder most of his life.  He worked for S & R Steel in Harpersville, Alabama and Hondai also in Alabama.  While living in Hutchinson, he worked for Space Works

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Marilyn R. Barrett

Marilyn Rhea (Somers) Barrett, 90, of Pratt, Kansas, and formerly of Paradise, Kansas, passed away Saturday, May 9, 2020 at the Pratt Health & Rehabilitation Center in Pratt. Marilyn was born August 25, 1929 in Altoona, Kansas.  She was one of five children born to Rhea Moore and Thelma Doris (Davis) Somers.  She grew up in Altoona, Paradise, Bird City, Kansas, Spring, Kansas and Ensign, Kansas.  She attended and graduated from Ft. Hays State University with a degree in Education. Marilyn was united in marriage to Harry W. Barrett on January 10, 1953 in Clayton, New Mexico.  This union was

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Della D. Post

Della Dean Post, 94, of Russell, Kansas, died on Friday, May 01, 2020, at the Wheatland Nursing Center in Russell, Kansas. Della was born on October 02, 1925, in Dorrance, Kansas, the daughter of Frank E., Sr. and Rachel Pearl (Warehime) Sanders.  She grew up in Dorrance and graduated from Dorrance High School in 1944.  She met, fell in love and was united in marriage to Dale R. Post on May 26, 1945, in Russell, Kansas, and they were married for 66 years.  From this union Della and Dale were blessed with 3 children Kenneth, Glenda and Gerald.  Dale preceded

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