610 N. Maple
Russell, KS 67665
785-483-2212​

 701 N. First Street
Natoma, KS 67651
785-885-4221​

610 N. Maple

Russell, KS 67665
785-483-2212

701 N. First Street

Natoma, KS 67651
785-885-4221

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Della D. Post

Della Dean Post, 94, of Russell, Kansas, died on Friday, May 01, 2020, at the Wheatland Nursing Center in Russell, Kansas. Della was born on October 02, 1925, in Dorrance, Kansas, the daughter of Frank E., Sr. and Rachel Pearl (Warehime) Sanders.  She grew up in Dorrance and graduated from Dorrance High School in 1944.  She met, fell in love and was united in marriage to Dale R. Post on May 26, 1945, in Russell, Kansas, and they were married for 66 years.  From this union Della and Dale were blessed with 3 children Kenneth, Glenda and Gerald.  Dale preceded

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Ann E. Gilbreath

Ann Elizabeth (Stoppel) Gilbreath, 90, of Russell, Kansas, passed away Sunday, April 26, 2020 at Main Street Manor in Russell. Ann was born January 12, 1930 on a farm south of Dorrance Kansas.  She was one of five children born to Alexander and Bertha (Galyardt) Stoppel.  The family then moved to Lucas Kansas where she attended school and graduated from Lucas High School. Shortly after graduating from High School, Ann moved to California where she went to school and lived in Southern California until 2015, when she moved back to Kansas to be near family. Ann was united in marriage

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Viola R. Dumler

Viola Rosetta (Niedens) Dumler, 94, of Salina, Kansas and formerly of Russell, Kansas, went to her Heavenly home, Friday, April 17, 2020 at Brookdale Assisted Living in Salina. Viola was born March 3, 1926 in Hodgeman County, Kansas. She was one of six children born to John Henry and Bertha (Bitter) Niedens. She grew up in the Hodgeman Co. area and attended school there until moving to Barton County, Kansas as a teenager. Viola was united in marriage to Victor Leroy Dumler on December 8, 1946 in Milberger, Kansas. This union was blessed with three children; Donna, Wanda and Darrell.

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Mark D. Rein

Mark David Rein, 55, of Overland Park, Kansas, died on Monday, April 13, 2020, at the Cox Medical Center in Springfield, Missouri. Mark was born on April 17, 1964, in Enid, Oklahoma, the son of Marlin L. Rein and Dianne R. Colhour-Farmer.  He grew up in Topeka, Kansas, and graduated from Topeka West High School in the class of 1982.  Later, he graduated from DeVry University with a BS degree in Telecommunications.  He worked for Gateway and Sprint. Mark loved coming to Russell, Kansas, visiting his former grandparents, Bruce and Ruth Colhour, Olinda Rein and his many Rein cousins.  He

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Wayne Windholz

Wayne Edward Windholz, 72, of Victoria, Kansas, passed away Saturday, April 11, 2020 at the Russell Regional Hospital. Wayne was born October 20, 1947 in Hays, Kansas. He was the first of two sons born to Edward and Virginia (Weigel) Windholz. He grew up in the Gorham area and graduated from Gorham High School, Class of 1965. Wayne was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army, enlisting in 1966. He served two tours of duty in Vietnam with the 27th Artillery Unit, reaching the rank of SP5. Upon completion of his service, he returned home to Gorham in 1969. He

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Mary L. Holliday

Mary L. Holliday, 70, passed away on April 2nd, 2020, at UKMC Hays Campus in Hays, Kansas. Mary was born on January 21st, 1950, at Russell City Hospital, Russell, Kansas, the daughter of Clarence and Virginia (Steinert) Boxberger.  She grew up in the Milberger community south of Russell. She attended Lincoln Township School north of Milberger for the first 8 grades, and finished her education at Russell High School. She was a retired registered nurse. She enjoyed cooking and baking and was accomplished at crocheting and knitting. Surviving family members include son, Matt Langhofer, Bunker Hill, Kansas; four grandchildren, Matthew

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Lucille M. Riedel

Lucille M. Riedel, 95, of Russell, Kansas, died on Tuesday, March 31, 2020, at the Main Street Manor in Russell Regional Hospital in Russell, Kansas. Services are pending at this time and cremation has been selected by the family. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary of Russell, Kansas, is in charge of the funeral service arrangements.

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Fredrick A. Ernst

Fredrick Adam Ernst, 82, of Russell, Kansas, died on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, at the Russell Regional Hospital in Russell, Kansas. Fred was born on April 08, 1937, in Otis, Kansas, the son of Joseph and Bertha (Schneider) Ernst. He grew up in Russell, Kansas and attended local schools and served his country joining the United States Army. He met, fell in love and was united in marriage to Darlene Marie Karlin on July 14, 1962 in Victoria Kansas. From this union Fred and Darlene were blessed with 3 sons Mark, Michael and Matthew. He provided for his family by

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Janice M. Friebus

Janice Marie (Prediger) Friebus, 85, of Russell, Kansas, passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at Main Street Manor of Russell. Janice was born March 5, 1935 in Hays, Kansas. She was the only child born to Edward L. and Edith M. (Steinle) Prediger. She grew up in Dorrance, Kansas and graduated from Dorrance High School. Janice was united in marriage to Leo V. Friebus on July 4, 1954 at the First Lutheran Church in Dorrance. This union was blessed with two sons, Dwight and Drew. They made their home in Dorrance. Janice was a devoted wife and homemaker. She also

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Thomas L. Taggart

Thomas Logan Taggart, 72, of Bunker Hill, Kansas, passed away Sunday, March 22, 2020 at Russell Regional Hospital in Russell, Kansas. Thomas was born December 4, 1947 in Manhattan, Kansas, the son of Richard H. and Margaret (Parham) Taggart. He grew up in Hays, Kansas, and graduated from Hays High School in the Class of 65. He then attended two years at Ft. Hays State University before joining the U.S. Army. He served his country in the Vietnam War. Thomas was united in marriage to Janet Marie Dolan on June 2, 1976 in Russell. This union was blessed with two

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