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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Kathleen A. Foss

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. 

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Michael W. Ridgley

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.

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Agnes H. Kindler

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

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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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