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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Ann L. Meyer

Ann Loree (King) Meyer, 70 of Russell, Kansas, passed away on her birthday, Wednesday, January 15, 2020, at Via Christi St. Francis Hospital in Wichita, Kansas.  Ann was born January 15, 1950 in Enid, Oklahoma, the daughter of Frank Claude and Muriel Louise (Crouse) King.  Ann always enjoyed meeting new people, a skill that came in handy as she lived in 5 different oilfield towns in Oklahoma and Kansas during her grade school years. Ann spent her high school years in Chase Kansas. Ann was united in marriage to Douglas “Doug” Meyer on October 9, 1983 in Russell. Ann was

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Irene M. Luhman

Irene Mae (Zeigler) Luhman, 92, of Hays, Kansas, and formerly of Natoma, Kansas, departed this life and went to her heavenly home on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at the Hays Medical Center. Irene was born on November 17, 1927 on the family farm near Codell, Kansas.  She was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Natoma.  She graduated from high school in Natoma in 1945.  She then attended Cadet Nursing Training at Salina, Kansas.  Suffering from polio, she did not return to nurses training. Irene was united in marriage to Hugo Luhman on September 28, 1947 at St.

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Ethelyn L. Grow

Ethelyn L. Grow, 71 of Russell, Kansas, passed away Sunday, January 12, 2020 at the Mitchell County Special Care Unit in Beloit, Kansas. Ethelyn was born in Garden City, Kansas on November 14, 1948.  She grew up in Garden City and attended Garden City High School. Ethelyn had disabilities that limited her most of her life, but she tried to make the most of it.  She attended the Methodist Church. Ethelyn does not have any surviving family except her Guardian Carolyn Gnad of Russell, Kansas. A Graveside service will be held at 1:00 PM, Friday, January 17, 2020 at the

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Lois M. Kaufman

Lois Marion Kaufman, 89, of Salina, Kansas, and former Wilson, Kansas, resident died on Thursday, January 09, 2020 at the Salina Presbyterian Manor in Salina, Kansas. Lois was born on January 24, 1930, in Kanopolis, Kansas, the daughter of Joseph F. Janda, Jr. and Verna Muriel (Snart) Janda.  She grew up in the Wilson and Kanopolis area and graduated from Wilson High School in 1947.  After high school, she attended Ft. Hays University and graduated with her Bachelors and Masters Degree in Education.  She met, fell in love and was united in marriage to Orville L. Kaufman on April 26,

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Colleen K. Walizer

Colleen Kay Walizer, 84, of Russell, Kansas, died on Wednesday, January 08, 2020, at Main Street Manor in Russell, Kansas. Cremation has been selected by the family and a private family 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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Allen K. Weimaster

Allen Kent Weimaster, 71, of Russell, Kansas, passed away Monday, January 6, 2020 at the Hays Medical Center in Hays, Kansas. Allen was born October 21, 1948 in Russell, Kansas.  He was the son of Floyd and Berniece (DeWald) Weimaster.  He grew up in Russell and graduated from Russell High School.  He then attended Ft. Hays State University and Kansas State University. Allen served his country in the U.S. Marines during the Vietnam War.  He was stationed in Okanowa, Japan.  After his tour of duty, he returned to the Russell area for a short time before moving to Denver, Colorado.

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Donald W. Murphy, Jr.

Donald Warren Murphy Jr (Donnie) age 69 passed away Sunday, January 5, 2020, at Russell Regional Hospital, Russell, Kansas.  He was born to Donald Murphy (Don) and Isetta Tittel Murphy on July 25, 1950, at Russell Regional Hospital, Russell, Kansas.  He was a member of the 1968 graduating class of Russell High School, Russell, Kansas. Donnie was proud and honored to have served his country in the Army stationed in Vietnam early March 1970, through early October 1971.  After returning from Vietnam he worked at his parents’ business Don’s Excavating.  On April 22, 1977, he married Sue McKown at Cupid’s

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Jim L. Schoenberger

James Leon “Jim” Schoenberger, 72, of Russell, Kansas, passed away Saturday, January 4, 2020 at the Russell Regional Hospital in Russell. Jim was born February 15, 1947 in Larned, Kansas, one of eleven children born to Victor and Lydia (Kruetzer) Schoenberger. He grew up in the Collyer, Kansas area and graduated from WaKenney High School. Jim was united in marriage to Peggy Douglas on July 31, 1966 in Collyer.  This union was blessed with three children; Sharon, James, Jr. & Jason.  They made their home in Ellis until 1969 when they moved to Russell. Jim has been involved with the

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Eldora M. Cole

Eldora M. (Deneke) Cole, 87, of Russell, Kansas and formerly of Beverly, Kansas, passed away Friday, January 3, 2020 at the Russell Regional Hospital in Russell. Eldora was born December 18, 1932 in Beloit, Kansas, the daughter of Will and Justina (Gradig) Deneke.  She grew up on the family farm near Beloit, Kansas and graduated from St. John Catholic School.  She then obtained a Nursing Degree from Marymount College in Salina. Eldora was united in marriage to Bill G. Cole on October 8, 1955 in Beloit.  This union was blessed with seven children; Jim, Ken, Don, Bob, Maxine, JoAnn and

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Norma A. Snyder

Norma Ann (Campbell) Snyder, 92, of Salina, Kansas, and formerly of Russell, Kansas, passed away Wednesday, January 1, 2020 at Kenwood View Health & Rehab Center in Salina. Norma was born November 27, 1927 in Salina, the daughter of Joseph and Bernice (Mattingly) Campbell. She grew up in Wakeeney, Kansas and graduated from Wakeeney High School.  She then attended Ft. Hays State University. Norma was united in marriage to Robert W. Snyder on August 19, 1948 in Wakeeney.  This union was blessed with three children; Steve, Kent and Patricia.  They made their home in Pawnee Rock, Kansas until 1950 when

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