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Janet S. McAdoo

Janet Sue McAdoo, 69, of Russell, Kansas, died on Friday, January 15, 2021, at the Wilson Rehabilitation and Care Center in Wilson, Kansas. Janet was born on August 28, 1951, in Hays, Kansas, the daughter of Wilford E. and Henrietta (Eberle) Ross.  She grew up in Hays and graduated from Marian High School in the class of 1970.  She met, fell in love and was united in marriage to Stewart Edward McAdoo on May 26, 1971, in Hays, Kansas.  From this union Janet and Stewart were blessed with three sons, Doug, Mike and Curt.  She worked as a loving wife,

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Mark J. Paschal

Mark Johnson Paschal, 67, of Luray, Kansas, passed away Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at his home after a courageous battle with cancer with his family by his side. Mark was born December 18, 1953 in Russell, Kansas.  He was the son of Willis Albert “Bill” and Wilma Joyce (Johnson) Paschal.  He grew up in Luray and graduated from Luray High School.  He then attended and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from Kansas State University in Animal Science and Industry. Mark was united in marriage to Joann Amelia Loflin on July 24, 1982 in Ogallah, Kansas.  This union was blessed

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Donald James Vonfeldt

Donald James Vonfeldt, 89, of Russell, Kansas, passed away Sunday, January 10, 2021 at the Hays Medical Center in Hays, Kansas. Donald was born March 5, 1931 in Russell, Kansas, the son of Peter G. and Teresa (Wittman) Vonfeldt.  He grew up in Russell and graduated from Russell High School. Donald met, fell in love, and was united in marriage to Viola Katherine Kuhn on April 11, 1951 in Victoria, Kansas.  This union was blessed with three children; Bonnie, Gary and Peggy.  They made their home on a farm south of Russell.  Viola preceded him in death on November 10,

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Don W. Hull

Donald “Don” Wayne Hull, age 84, of Omaha, NE died Wednesday, January 6th at Methodist Hospital in Omaha. Don Hull was born February 2nd, 1936, in Lincoln, Kansas, and while he lived in many small Kansas towns during his childhood, he spent from 8th grade until High School Graduation in Waldo, Kansas.  He graduated from High School in 1954, and married his High School sweetheart, Wanda Kay Ward, on August 7th, 1955.  Don and Wanda were married at the Waldo KS United Methodist Church and remained married until the end, with over 65 years together. He continued his education at

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Mary Jane Steinle

Mary Jane (Major) Steinle, 83, of Dorrance, Kansas, passed away Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at the Sunshine Meadows Assisted Living in Buhler, Kansas. Mary Jane  was born to Benjamin and Freda (Kaps) Major on May 3, 1937, in Ellsworth, Kansas. She passed away peacefully at the age of 83, on January 6, 2021. It was in a conversation with her mother during a Vacation Bible School that Mary Jane, as a young girl, invited Jesus to be her Savior and made a commitment to follow Him. She stayed true to that commitment throughout her life. A lifelong resident of Dorrance,

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Carla L. Batt

Carla Laurann (Phillips) Batt, 70, of Russell, Kansas, passed away Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at the Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas. Carla was born August 21, 1950 in Russell, Kansas.  One of three children born to Kenneth Franklin and Ruth Elizabeth (Motzner) Phillips.  She grew up in Russell County close to Amhearst and graduated from Paradise High School in Paradise, Kansas.  She then attended the McPherson Practical Nursing School and obtained a degree in Nursing. Carla was united in marriage to Larry Dean Batt on December 9, 1973 in Russell, Kansas.  This union was blessed with two

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John R. Farrell

John Reynold Farrell, 91, of Russell, Kansas, died on Wednesday, December 30, 2020, at the Russell Regional Hospital in Russell, Kansas. John was born on October 11, 1929, in Abbeyville, Louisiana, the son of James and Eunice (Herbert) Farrell.  He grew up in Graham County, Kansas and graduated from Palco High School in the class of 1947.  After high school he graduated from Fort Hays State University with a bachelor’s degree in education.  He moved to Russell, Kansas, in 1955, to take a job with the USD 407 school district, teaching elementary education.  He met, fell in love and was

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K Ronald Somers

K Ronald Somers, 87, of Russell, Kansas, passed away Sunday, December 27, 2020 at the Russell Regional Hospital. K was born September 27, 1933 in Fredonia, Kansas.  He was the son of Rhea Moore and Thelma Doris (Davis) Somers.  His dad was a Teacher so during his childhood the family moved many times.  He graduated from Bloom High School and attended a couple of years at Ft. Hays State University. K was united in marriage to Nancy Jo Brooks on May 22, 1953 in Dodge City, Kansas.  They made their home in many locations including Ensign, Paradise, Natoma, and Waldo,

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Opal L. Bunting

Opal Louise Bunting, 85, of Russell, Kansas, died on Thursday, December 24, 2020, at the Main Street Manor Care Center in Russell, Kansas. Opal was born on July 26, 1935, in Partridge, Kansas, the daughter of Edmond and Ethel (Nelson) Blew.  She grew up in Sylvia, Kansas, and graduated from Sylvia Rural High School.  After high school she met, fell in love and was united in marriage to Conrad Eugene Bunting on August 28, 1955, in Sylvia, Kansas.  From this union they were blessed with 3 children Cindy, Curtis and Chris.  She worked as a secretary and bookkeeper for Buckeye

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Frances M. Wagner

Frances Mae (Laubhan) Wagner, 91, of Russell, Kansas, passed away Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at Homestead Assisted Living in Russell. Frances was born March 14, 1929 in Russell, the daughter of Gottfred and Eva Elizabeth (Ehrlich) Laubhan.  She grew up in Russell and graduated from Russell High School in the Class of ’47.  During high school, she worked at the Duckwall’s Store in Russell. Frances was united in marriage to Clarence B. Wagner on August 29, 1948 at the St. John Lutheran Church in Russell.  This union was blessed with two sons; Steve and Brad.  They made their home in

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