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Jeannine C. Truan

Jeannine C. Truan, 84, of Russell, Kansas, passed away Saturday, February 20, 2021 at the Wilson Nursing Center in Wilson, Kansas. Jeannine was born December 26, 1936 in Hays, Kansas.  She was one of five children born to Gilbert and Elizabeth (Kippes) Truan.  She grew up a short time in Hays before her family moved to the family farm and she attended Hope Valley schools.  She graduated from Gorham High School in the Class of 1954.  Then after high school she moved to Russell. Jeannine started out working for Kessler Cleaners for six years before helping take care of patients

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Patricia L. Peck

Patricia Lucille (Kurtz) Peck, 90, of Bunker Hill, Kansas, passed away Friday, February 12, 2021 at the Hays Medical Center in Hay, Kansas. Patricia was born January 18, 1931 in Burlington, Colorado.  She was one of four children born to Frank and Alma (Kerr) Kurtz.  She grew up and attended schools in Alton, Kansas until her senior year of high school when her family moved to Salina and she graduated from Salina High School.  She then attended Kansas Wesleyan College and graduated with a Teaching Degree.  Later she attended Ft. Hays State University and earned a degree in Education. Patricia

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Norma Jean Anderson

Norma Jean (Gagna) Anderson, 92, of Russell, Kansas, died on Thursday, February 11, 2021, at theRussell Regional Hospital. Norma Jean was born on February 10, 1929, on the family farm near Rice, Kansas, the daughter of Elzear H. and Ida Maude (Hanna) Gagna.  Her family attended St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Aurora where she was baptized.  The family lived on farms in the Aurora and Concordia areas and attended country schools through the eighth grade.  Her family moved to Concordia, Kansas, in April 1943, and she graduated from Concordia High School and Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic High School. 

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Donna K. Albrecht

Donna Kay (Schmidtberger) Albrecht, age 75, of  Russell, Kansas, died Thursday, February 11, 2021 at Hays Medical Center. Donna was born March 22, 1945, in Russell, Kansas to Luetta May (Turner) and Herman Francis Schmidtberger. Donna grew up in the Fairport and Paradise area. Her family moved to Gorham, Kansas her Junior year where she graduated from Gorham High School in 1963. She was married to her high school sweetheart, and the love of her life Dennis Albrecht on July 7, 1963 in Paradise, Kansas. They made their home in Russell and moved into their current home in 1969. They

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Paul E. David

Paul Ellsworth David, 79, of Russell, Kansas, passed away Tuesday morning, February 2, 2021 at the Russell Regional Hospital in Russell. Paul was born April 7, 1941 in Holdrege, Nebraska.  He was one of thirteen children born to Everett and Retha B. (Geer) David.  He grew up in Holdrege and Phelps County, Nebraska and graduated from Loomis High School in the Class of 1958. Paul served his country in the U.S. Army as Military Police at Ft. Benning, Georgia. After his service was completed, he lived in Denver, Colorado a few years before moving to Loomis, NE to work on

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Ruby M. Atkinson

Ruby Mae Atkinson, 75, of Russell, Kansas, died on Friday, January 29, 2021, at her home in Russell. Ruby was born on November 19, 1945, to Mrs Wanda (Bean) Pickering in Polk County, Missouri. She is survived by her children son Robert Atkinson of Russell, Kansas; daughters Barbara Ortiz of Oxnard, California and  Rita Cordova of Colorado; 2 granddaughters, 5 grandsons, 5 great grand kids; Sisters Liz Simmons of Russell, Kansas, Vickie Goodwillie of Eugene, Oregon and Debbie Milam and Mary Hulett both of Russell, Kansas and one brother Tom Pickering of Mobile, Alabama. She was preceded in death by

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Jaclyn L. Burton

Jaclyn Louise (Lewis) Burton, 91, of Russell, Kansas, passed away Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at Russell Regional Hospital. Jaclyn was born July 9, 1929 at her parent’s home in Hominy, Oklahoma, the daughter of Harold M. and Juanita S. (Winters) Lewis.  Jaclyn’s family moved from Oklahoma to Madison, Kansas in her early years.  Her parents bought a jewelry store where she enjoyed working.  The Lewis family bought a Russell, Kansas Jewelry store and moved there in 1945.  After graduating from Russell High School in 1947, she attended two years at Ft. Hays State College  where she became interested in drawing

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Steven B. Reed

Steven Bradley Reed, 54, of Russell, Kansas, died on Sunday, January 24, 2021, at his home. Steven was born on October 12, 1966, in Wichita, Kansas, the son of Thomas Milton and Keitha Ann (Morgan) Reed.  He grew up in central Kansas, where he went on to work primarily in the oil and manufacturing industries. He moved to Russell in 1983, where he would remain for the next two decades. During this time, he was married and raised two children, Clinton and Katie. He later resided in Hoisington, Lindsborg, and Great Bend, eventually returning to Russell. He was in his

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Chester L. Goodheart

Chester Lee (Chet) Goodheart, 80, met Jesus on Wednesday, January 20, 2021, in his home.  He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Norma Jean Goodheart, and their two daughters and their families – Teresa and Mike Gates of Fairplay CO and Colleen Jensen of Loveland CO, four grandchildren, Jennifer Jensen of Westminster, CO, Ryan (Cassie) Gates of Gunnison, CO, Megan Jensen of Thornton CO, David (Erin) Gates of Denver, CO.  He also took great joy in his two great-grandchildren, Amelia Ouedraogo and Henry Gates.  He is also survived by his two brothers, Loren (Clarene) Goodheart of Stockton, KS,

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Raymond Curtis Mader

Raymond Curtis Mader, 55, of Russell, Kansas passed away Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at the Hays Medical Center in Hays, Kansas. Curtis was born June 15, 1965 in Emporia, Kansas, one of four children born to Marvin Eugene and Vicky Sue (Landis) Mader.  He grew up in Emporia until 1981 when his family moved to Russell and graduated from Russell High School. Curtis was united in marriage to Kristine L Kreier on June 20, 1987 in Russell.  This union was blessed with three daughters: ZoAnn, Hayle, and Emily. They made their home in Russell. Curtis was known for many positions

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