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Edward C. Herman

Edward Carlyle Herman, 86, of Russell, Kansas, died on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, at the Main Street Manor in Russell. Edward was born on March 29, 1935 in Omaha, Nebraska, the son of Boyd and Elsie Merle (Bennett) Herman.  His family moved to Sylvan Grove, Kansas, where he grew up as a young boy and graduated from Sylvan Grove High School in the class of 1953.  After high school, he proudly served his country by joining the United States Marines.  After completing his military service, he came back home and met, fell in love and was united in marriage to

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Earl L. Chesney

Earl L. Chesney, 71, of Natoma, Kansas, passed away Sunday, January 16, 2022 at the Redbud Village in Plainville, Kansas. Earl was born May 27, 1950 in Hays, Kansas. He was one of five sons born to Homer Bruce and Eileen (Meyers) Chesney.  He grew up in Natoma and graduated from Natoma High School. Earl served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.  After his tour of duty, he returned to the Natoma area. Earl worked with his brothers helping local farmers as a farmhand.  He enjoyed being outdoors, riding a four wheeler while pulling his nieces

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Carly M. Mudd

Carly Marie Mudd, 43, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, peacefully  passed away Saturday, January 15, 2022 in Colorado Springs with her family by her side.  Carly courageously battled medical issues, but sadly it was too much to overcome and she left us much too soon. Carly was born August 21, 1978 in Great Bend, Kansas.  She was one of two daughters born to Carroll and Colleen (Driscoll) Mudd.  She grew up in Russell and graduated from Russell High School.  She moved to Colorado Springs in 2012 with her son to enjoy everything Colorado has to offer.  They especially enjoyed spending quality

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Roderic E. Deines

Roderic E. Deines, 90, of Russell, Kansas died on Friday, January 14, 2022, at Pioneer Ridge Nursing Home in Lawrence, Kansas. Rod was born on October 18th, 1931, in Russell, Kansas, the son of Herman and Marcella (O’Grady) Deines. He spent most of his younger years in Russell but for a short time lived in Chicago, Illinois.  Growing up he worked the family business at the Deines Furniture Store. He worked for a brief time in the oil field but decided to join the Army and served from February 15,1952 to January 27, 1954, during the Korean War. After serving

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Eric M. Steinert

Eric Matthew Steinert, 36, of Russell, Kansas, died in a tragic car accident on Thursday, January 13, 2022, 2 miles south of Claflin, Kansas. Eric was born on July 01, 1985, in Russell, Kansas, his mother being Debora (Birzer) Steinert.  He grew up in Russell and graduated from Russell High School in 2004.  After high school he graduated with an associate’s degree in Ag Diesel Industries from Southeast Community College.  He worked for Ace Lease Service Inc. as a tank truck driver and also did some farming.  He was a supporter of Pheasants Forever and a member of the National

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Billie J. Beck

Billie Jean Beck, 77, of Russell, Kansas, died on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, at the Hays Medical Center in Hays, Kansas Billie was born on November 25, 1944, in Russell, Kansas, the daughter of Marvin and Mary Ann (Evans) Zimmerman.  She grew up in Russell and attended Russell Public Schools.  She was married to Kenneth Mitchell in 1961, and from this union they were blessed with a daughter Tammy, but their marriage ended in divorce.  She was married to Bruce Cleavenger in 1966, and from this union they were blessed with a son Joel and daughter Janet, but their marriage

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Billie J. Beck

Billie Jean Beck, 77, of Russell, Kansas, died on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, at the Hays Medical Center in Hays, Kansas Billie was born on November 25, 1944, in Russell, Kansas, the daughter of Marvin and Mary Ann (Evans) Zimmerman.  She grew up in Russell and attended Russell Public Schools.  She was married to Kenneth Mitchell in 1961, and from this union they were blessed with a daughter Tammy, but their marriage ended in divorce.  She was married to Bruce Cleavenger in 1966, and from this union they were blessed with a son Joel and daughter Janet, but their marriage

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Christopher L. Weigel

Christopher Lee “Chris” Weigel, 57, of Gorham, Kansas, passed away Sunday, January 9, 2022 at the Hays Medical Center in Hays, Kansas. Chris was born October 22, 1964 in Russell, Kansas, the son of Cecil & Ruth (Dreiling) Weigel.  He grew up and attended schools in Gorham.  He graduated from Gorham High School and then attended classes at Barton County Community College, where he was a member of the BCCC baseball team. Chris was united in marriage to Donna Hammersmith on February 25, 1984 in Gorham.  This union was blessed with two children: Cassandra and Justin.  They made their home

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Donita Mae Seirer

Donita Mae Seirer, 90, of Russell, Kansas, died on Saturday, January 08, 2022, at the Main Street Manor in Russell. Donita was born on June 19, 1931, in Hays, Kansas, the daughter of Donald and Esther (Peterson) Sellens.  She grew up in Russell, Kansas, and graduated from Russell High School in the class of 1949.  After high school she graduated with her teaching degree from the University of Northern Colorado.  She was united in marriage to Floyd Ray Johnson on July 4, 1955. He preceded her in death in 1966.  Donita found love a second time and was united in

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Paul D. Satchell

Paul D. Satchell, 83, of Bunker Hill, Kansas, passed away Sunday, January 2, 2022 at the Russell Regional Hospital in Russell, Kansas. Paul was born March 13, 1938 in Centerville, Kansas, the son of Ellsworth Paul and Lilly (Bickerstaff) Satchell. He grew up in Centerville and graduated from Parker High School. He then served his country in the U.S. Air Force from 1958 to 1962. After serving his country, he made his home in Topeka, Kansas. Paul was united in marriage to Judy (Wilson) Satchell on September 10, 1982 in Olathe, Kansas. They made their home in Edgerton, Kansas for

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