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Mary A. Herman

Mary Amanda Herman, 100, of Overbrook, Kansas and former Russell resident, died on Monday, June 10, 2019, at the Brookside Retirement Community in Overbrook, Kansas. Mary was born on December 29, 1918, in Iowa City, Iowa, the daughter of Joseph and Gertrude May (Poggenpohl) Boarts.  She grew up and attended school in Iowa City Public Schools.  She lived in California, Las Vegas, Nevada, and moved to the Russell County area in 1944.  She was united in marriage to Rudolph A. “Rudy” Herman on April 17, 1942 in Las Vegas.  From this union Mary and Rudy were blessed with two sons

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Joyce I. Langhofer

Joyce Irene Langhofer, 76, of Russell, Kansas, joined the Lord on Friday morning, June 28, 2019, at the Homestead Assisted Living Center in Russell, Kansas. She was the daughter of Samuel and Dolores (Sprinkle) Langhofer, born on June 30, 1942, on the family farm south of Bunker Hill, Kansas.  She attended school in Bunker Hill.  She later relocated to Towanda, Kansas, with her parents and brothers where she spent the majority of her life.  She was a caregiver to her mother for 21 years.  She enjoyed mowing the lawn, riding her bicycle and working on crafts.  She baked cakes and

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Catherine Holland

Catherine Holland, 76, of Russell, Kansas, passed away Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at the Russell Regional Hospital in Russell. Catherine was born January 14, 1943, in Russell.  She was one of three children born to Herbert N. and Helen M. (Shaffer) Holland.  She grew up in Russell and graduated from Russell High School.  She then graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in Physical Therapy. After graduation from KU, she worked a year in Scotland.  In 1975 Catherine began work as a Registered Physical Therapist at Stormont-Vail Hospital in Topeka, Kansas. She later joined the Physical Therapy staff

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Loretta M. McCall

Loretta May McCall, 52, of Russell, Kansas, died on Tuesday, June 04, 2019 at her home in Russell. Loretta was born on July 12, 1966, to Buford and LuCretia Croslin.  She moved to Kansas in 1976.  She enjoyed outdoors, spending time with her family and friends.  Loretta was a very good friend and proud mother.  She will be missed dearly. Loretta is survived by 4 sons Timothy L. Bridges (Cathy) of Russell, Kansas, Jonathon L. Bridges (Jessica) of Hays, Kansas, David A. Bridges of Nashville, Tennessee and Michael S. Bridges of Codell, Oklahoma; 2 sisters Barbara Demoret and Connie Carbajal;

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Betty J. Huxman

Betty Jane (Morehead) Huxman, 86, of Russell, Kansas passed away Saturday, June 1, 2019 at Main Street Manor in Russell. Jane was born May 21, 1933 in a sod house on the Morehead homestead in rural Alamota, KS to Ward and Rose (Norton) Morehead. Jane’s family moved from Kansas to western Colorado during the Dirty 30’s. In high school, Jane was a cheerleader, participated in track; running quick sprints, high jumping and received many medals. She and her sisters also packed peaches and worked in orchards. Their parents taught their four daughters the importance of hard work and responsibility at

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Bud W. Eulers

Lewis Wayne “Bud” Eulert, 87, of Hays and Paradise, Kansas, died on Friday, May 31, 2019, at the family farm in Paradise, Kansas. Bud was born on October 18, 1931, in Rural Paradise, Kansas, the son of Otto C. and Elsie (Reich) Eulert.  He grew up in Paradise and graduated from Paradise High School.  After high school he graduated from Ft. Hays State University.  After achieving his degree, he served his country by joining the United States Army.  He met, fell in love and was united in marriage to Kathryn A. Wolf on March 06, 1954, in Natoma, Kansas.  From

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Rita M. Maupin

Rita Mae (Wallace) Maupin, 86, of Paradise, Kansas, died on Sunday, May 19, 2019, at Hays Medical Center, Hays, KS. She was born on October 09, 1932 to Richard Theodore and Edria Mae (Gile) Wallace in Waldo, KS. Rita attended Waldo Public Schools. She had a love for the game of basketball and was the main rival of contention for the other teams. Her coach often said, pass Rita the ball, she can score! In 1950 she proudly graduated as a Waldo Warrior.Rita met Sam Maupin at a rural barn dance, fell in love and they were married on July

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Robert J. Olsen

Robert John “Bob” Olsen, 82, of Russell, Kansas, died on Friday, May 17, 2019, at the Russell Regional Hospital. Bob was born on April 29, 1937, in Jersey City, New Jersey, the son of John D. and Dorothy (Butler) Olsen.  He grew up in Jersey City and attended local schools in Jersey City.  He joined the United States Air Force and served his country from 1955 to 1964.  During this time he met, fell in love and was united in marriage to Ula Faye Keyes on June 01, 1961, in Russell, Kansas.  From this union Bob and Ula were blessed

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Betty J. Leerskov Brenner

Betty Juanita Leerskov Brenner, 99, of Russell, Kansas, died on May 06, 2019at the Brookdale East Senior Living Center in Wichita, Kansas. Betty was born on May 10, 1919, in Atwood, Oklahoma, the daughter of Oscar M. and Maggie (Slaten) Bishop.  Betty grew up in Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico.  She met, fell in love and was united in marriage to Leo Noble “Swede” Leerskov on December 02, 1939, in Bowlegs, Oklahoma.  From this union Betty and Leo were blessed with two daughters Yvette and Brenda.  Her great pleasure was being a wife, mother and homemaker.  She also enjoyed her

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Mabel I. Pruter

Mabel Irene Koelling Pruter, 98, of Cartwright, Oklahoma, and former Natoma, Kansas resident, died on Sunday, May 05, 2019, at the Texoma Medical Center in Denison, Texas. Mabel Irene Schneider was born at Laton, Kansas, December 18, 1920, to Emma (Rediker) and John A. Schneider.   She was baptized January 9,1921 in Immanuel Lutheran Church north of Natoma. Her father died when she was four and the family moved to Natoma.  She was confirmed at St. John’s in Natoma.  Mabel attended all twelve years of education in the Natoma school graduating in 1939. She married Walter Koelling on September 6, 1939 

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