Norva Pruter, 87, of Great Bend, Kansas, and former Natoma and Russell, Kansas, resident died on Saturday, December 07, 2019, at the Harry Hynes Hospice in Wichita, Kansas. Norva was born on October 01, 1932, in Natoma, Kansas, the daughter of Joseph and Adeline (Stiverson) Weldon. She grew up in Natoma and graduated from Natoma High School in the class of 1950. After high school, she attended the Kansas City Bible College in Overland Park, Kansas. As a young lady, she worked at the Natoma Ben Franklin Variety Store and the Natoma Post Office. She met, fell in love and
Donald Wayne Schneider Sr., 84, of Natoma, Kansas, died on Friday, December 06, 2019, at the Red Bud Village in Plainville, Kansas. Don was born on November 11, 1935, in Beloit, Kansas, the son of Martin and Dorothea (John) Schneider. He grew up in Rural Osborne County, and graduated from Natoma High School in the class of 1953. He was drafted into the United States Army. He met, fell in love and was united in marriage to Berneita Jean Griffin on August 10, 1960, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, North of Natoma. From this union Donald and Berneita were blessed
Kathleen Ann (Rafferty) Foss, 67, of Great Bend, Kansas and formerly of Russell, Kansas, passed away at her home in Great Bend on November 25, 2019. Kathleen was born January 4, 1952 in Russell, the daughter of Clyde W. and Beulah (Cornwell) Rafferty. She grew up in Russell and Osborne, Kansas and graduated from Russell High School in 1970. Later she attended a Cosmetology School in Great Bend. Kathleen was united in marriage to Mark “Shorty” Dumler in June of 1970. This union was blessed with a daughter, Tracial. They made their home in Russell until they divorced in 1981.
Michael Warren Ridgley, 54, of Russell, passed away Monday, November 25, 2019 at the Hospice House of Hutchinson in Hutchinson, Kansas. Surviving family include his wife Lorrie of the home, two daughters, Alisha Livingston of Missouri and Carol Ridgley of Russell, Kansas; step daughter, Sommer Acheson of Russell, Kansas; father, Marvin Ridgley of Russell, Kansas; brother, James Ridgley, Sr. (Jolene) of Russell, Kansas; sister, Jill Jones (Dave) of Russell, Kansas; and 5 grandchildren. Michael was preceded in death by his mother, Joyce. A Memorial Service celebrating Michael’s Life will be held at a later date. The family has chosen cremation.
Agnes Helen Kindler, 95, of Hoisington, Kansas, and former Russell, Lakewood (CA), and Esbon, Kansas resident died on Friday, November 22, 2019, at the Country Place Senior Living Center in Hoisington, Kansas. Agnes was born on March 30, 1924, in Esbon, Kansas, on the family farm, the daughter of Samuel and Gertrude (Blattner) Mizner. She grew up in Esbon, helping her family work on the farm and graduated from Esbon High School. She met, fell in love and was united in marriage to Gail J. Kindler on May 28, 1943, in Mankato, Kansas. Gail preceded her in death on September
Don E. Anschutz, 68, of Russell, Kansas, passed away Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at the Salina Regional Hospital in Salina, Kansas. Don was born on January 18, 1951 to Harold W. and Helen E. (Bender) Anschutz in Russell. He attended school in Russell and graduated from Russell High School in 1969 and from Kansas State University in 1973. Don married Marlene K. Knoll of Garden City, Kansas in Hays, Kansas, on July 12, 1975. Don and Marlene made their home on their farm north of Russell. Don’s surviving family include his wife of 44 years, Marlene of the home; daughter,
Irvin Duane Miller, 81, of Russell, Kansas, passed away Sunday, November 17, 2019 at the Russell Regional Hospital in Russell. Duane was born January 12, 1938 in Fairport, Kansas. He was one of two sons born to Irvin Fred and Ruby Pearl (Finch) Miller. He grew up and attended schools in Fairport and Natoma, Kansas. He graduated from Natoma High School. Duane served his country in the U.S. Marines. After his service was completed he returned to the Russell area. Duane was united in marriage to Donnie Jean Martin on June 11, 1960 in Russell. This union was blessed with
Robert Glen Ulrich, 66 of Garden City, died Sunday, November 17, 2019 at his home in Garden City. He was born January 20, 1953 in Phillipsburg, Kansas the son of Glen Earl & Betty Loraine (Van Allen) Ulrich. Robert worked in the oilfield business in Kansas, Oklahoma, Colorado, and Nebraska for more than 30 years. He retired in 2019 from Helena Chemical in Garden City. Robert enjoyed NASCAR, NHRA racing, and college sports, especially KU. He loved animals, especially his cats Stubbs and Abby. Survivors include a son Derek Ulrich of Lawrence, Kansas; a sister Rhonda Williams and husband Steve
Garnett U. (White) Angel, 92, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, November 17, 2019 at home, her family by her side and all singing her into Jesus’ arms. Originally from Paradise, KS, she has resided the past 9.5 years in Olathe, KS. She was born, June 28, 1927, in the Great Divide, Colorado area near the town of Craig to Charles J W White and Ula A (Bartlett) White. She was the third of six children growing upon the frontier plains. At the age of six, the family moved back to Kansas on a farm near Paradise where she
Jack Holmes, 87, of Russell, Kansas passed away on Friday, November 15, 2019 at the Russell Regional Hospital in Russell. Jack was born October 26, 1932 in Wichita, Kansas. He was the only child of Earl and Anna (Singer) Holmes. At the age of 6, Jack and his parents moved to Russell. He graduated from Russell High School 1950. Jack was united in marriage to Elaine Covington November 1, 1953 in Phillips, Texas. This union was blessed with three children; Tami, Julie and Tim. They made their home in Sterling, Colorado; Cambridge, Nebraska; Farmington, New Mexico; Pratt, Kansas; and returned