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Don E. Anschutz

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,

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Irvin D. Miller

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

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Robert G. Ulrich

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

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Garnett U. Angel

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

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Jack Holmes

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

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Virginia L. Eklund

Virginia Lee Eklund, 96, of Hutchinson, Kansas, and former Natoma, Kansas, resident, died on Saturday, November 09, 2019, at the Good Samaritan Village in Hutchinson, Kansas.  Virginia was born on February 28, 1923, in Hutchinson, Kansas, the daughter of Francis Marion and Louise (Meade) Gookins.  She grew up in Hutchinson and attended local schools in Hutchinson.  She met, fell in love and was united in marriage to Robert Grant Eklund on September 16, 1939, in Hutchinson, Kansas.  From this union, Robert and Virginia were blessed with two sons Ken and Bill.  Robert passed away on September 06, 2003.  Virginia was

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Ramona Hutchinson

Ramona Hutchinson, 78, of Russell, Kansas, died on Monday, November 04, 2019, at the Russell Regional Hospital in Russell, Kansas. Ramona was born on January 27, 1941, in Kansas City, Missouri, the daughter of Phillip and Ruth (Schooling) Lopez.  She grew up in Waldo, Kansas, and graduated from Waldo High School in the class of 1959.  After high school, she attended the University of Kansas and graduated in 1963, with a bachelor’s degree in Latin American Studies and Spanish.  She was united in marriage to Ralph Bauman in June of 1963, and from this union Ramona and Ralph were blessed

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Herman J. Bricker

Herman Joseph Bricker, 79,  passed away Sunday Nov 03, 2019,  at 1pm, from natural causes at the Drumright Nursing Home in Drumright Oklahoma.  He was born March 31st, 1940 to Paul Bricker and Christine (Berens) Bricker in Gorham Ks. He was the oldest of 4 boys.  In Herman’s early years he worked at the Gorham Co-Op. And later in life he was a hard worker in the Oilfield of Russell Ks, where he worked at a few different companies as a Roustabout hand.  On October 14th, 1972 he was united in marriage to Patricia Ann (Karst) Bricker. With this union

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Darrell H. “Hank” Hays

Darrell Henry “Hank” Hays, Jr., 66, of Alton, KS died on October 29, 2019 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, KS. Hank was born on September 5, 1953 in Osborne, KS, the son of Darrell H., Sr., & Shirley (Campbell) Hays. He grew up in the rural Natoma, KS area and graduated from Natoma High School in 1971. Hank worked for area farmers during high school and was a member of Belleview 4-H Club and FFA. For a brief time after high school, he worked as a custom cutter and at a gas station only to return to his Dad’s

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MaryAnna Anschutz

MaryAnna Anschutz, 91, of Russell, Kansas, died on Saturday, October 19, 2019, at the Redbud Village Court in Plainville, Kansas. MaryAnna, born on April 09, 1928, was the daughter of Henry and Leona (Boucek) Ward.  She grew up in Minneapolis Kansas and graduated from Minneapolis High School.  She, then, earned a Bachelor Degree in Education at the University of Kansas.  She taught elementary education with USD 407 in Russell, Kansas for many years, but she also taught in Concordia, Minneapolis and Dorrance, Kansas. Her professional development included a Master’s Degree in Education at Ft. Hays State University.  She actively promoted

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