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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Joyce Eileen Hemphill

Joyce Eileen (Boatright) Hemphill, 80, of Russell, Kansas, passed away Tuesday, August 22, 2023 at the Russell Regional Hospital in Russell. Eileen was born February 14, 1943 in Junction City, Kansas.  The daughter of Lawrence M. and Beatrice (Deines) Boatright.  Lawrence worked in the oil fields in central Kansas so they moved around during her childhood.  She graduated from Russell High School in the Class of ’61. Eileen was united in marriage to Earl M. Hemphill on September 2, 1962 in Russell.  This union was blessed with three children; Larry, James and Audra.  They made their home in Russell.  Earl

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Gene D. Karst

Eugene Donald “Gene” Karst, 88, of Russell, Kansas, passed away, Friday, August 18, 2023 at the Russell Regional Hospital in Russell. Gene was born April 4, 1935 in Galatia, Kansas.  He was the son of Theodore and Rebecca (Morgenstern) Karst.  At the age of 10, his family moved to Russell where he attended schools.  He graduated from Russell High School in 1953.  He then attended two years at Ft. Hays State University. Gene was united in marriage to Janice (Langhofer) Jack on March 22, 1953.  This union was blessed with three sons; Steven, Darrell and Audie. Later on, Gene and

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Dean H. Boxberger

Dean Henry Boxberger, 92, of Russell, Kansas passed away on Wednesday August 16th 2023 at Main Street Manor in Russell.  Dean passed peacefully with family by his side, 24 days after the passing of his wife of 69 years, Betty. Dean was born on October 22, 1930, in Russell, the son of Solomon and Elfreda (Reinhardt, Boxberger) Stenzel.   He grew up and attended schools in Russell, graduating from Russell High School in 1948.  Dean was baptized in the Lutheran church in Milberger and confirmed in St John Lutheran Church, Russell.  He met and fell in love with Betty Ann

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Mikala L. Peterson

Mikala Lynn Peterson, 24, of Russell, Kansas, died on Tuesday, August 15, 2023, at her home in Russell. Mikala was born on April 15, 1999, in Russell, Kansas, the daughter of David Muilenburg and Samantha Phillips and was raised by her guardian/mom Robyn Congrove.  She grew up and spent most of her life living in Russell and attending Russell Public Schools.  She was blessed with her daughter Kenlee Peterson and enjoyed being a mother and homemaker.  She enjoyed caring for her daughter Kenlee, fishing, spending time at the lake country cruising and most of all she enjoyed spending time with

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Michael Hopper

Michael Alan “Mike” Hopper, 63, of Russell, Kansas passed away Saturday, July 29, 2023 at his home. Mike was born February 24, 1960, in Hays, Kansas. The son of James David, II and Dorothy M. (Teppe) Hopper. He grew up in Russell and was a 1978 graduate of Russell High School. He then attended Kansas State University and Fort Hays State University. Mike was united in marriage to Mary Elizabeth “Beth” Baird on July 6, 1985 in Hays, Kansas. This union was blessed with two children; Cameron and Brianne. They made their home in Russell. Mike was the General Manager

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Nick H. Von Lintel

Nicholas “Nick” Henry Von Lintel, 72, of Russell, Kansas, died on Saturday, July 29, 2023, at the Russell Regional Hospital in Russell, Kansas. Nick was born on April 16, 1951, in Hays, Kansas, the son of Lawrence and Theresa Marie (Rohleder) Von Lintel.  He grew up in the Quinter area and graduated from Quinter High School in 1969.  He met, fell in love, and was united in marriage to Mary Gayle Meier, on August 23, 1969, in St. Peter, Kansas.  From this union they were blessed with 2 daughters Tana and Trina.  They moved to Russell, Kansas in 2006, where

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Floyd C. Tuzicka

Floyd Charles Tuzicka, 85, of Russell, Kansas, and formerly of Hoisington and Olmitz, Kansas, passed away Monday morning, July 24, 2023 at the Russell Regional Hospital. Floyd was born April 25, 1938 in rural Olmitz.  He was the son of Charles George and Barbara Janice (Dome) Tuzicka.  He grew up in Hoisington and attended Hoisington schools. Floyd served his country in the U.S. Army.  He was stationed in Beirut and Lebanon.  After his tour was done, he returned to the Olmitz area. Floyd was united in marriage to Clara Constance “Connie” Hewitt on November 17, 1963 in Medicine Lodge, Kansas. 

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Betty A. Boxberger

Betty Ann (Balloun) Boxberger, 90, of Russell, Kansas, passed peacefully Sunday, July 23, 2023 at the Hays Medical Center in Hays, Kansas, with her family by her side. Betty was born on March 1, 1933, in Russell.  She was the daughter of Rudolph George and Mabelle (Britt) Balloun.  She spent the first year of her life in Gorham, Kansas.  Thereafter, her family moved to Russell.  Betty was baptized in Trinity United Methodist Church.  She grew up and attended schools in Russell; graduating from Russell High School in 1951.  Betty then attended and graduated from Central Business College in Denver, Colorado. 

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Darlene F. Woelk

Darlene Francis Woelk, 90, went to be with her Lord on Friday, July 21, 2023, at The Pratt Health and Rehab in Pratt, Kansas. Darlene was born on May 12, 1933, in Mason City, Iowa, the daughter of Francis Newton and Eva Gretchen (Hogue) Davis.  She was raised by her mother and would recall her adventures in her mom’s restaurant growing up in Beloit, Kansas.  She graduated from Beloit High School and began working the summer of 1951, for Woelk Implement in Russell, Kansas.  She met, the love of her life and was united in marriage to Donald F. Woelk

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Helen I. Zimmerman

Helen Irene Zimmerman, age 102, passed away on Thursday, July 20,2023, in Lakewood, Colorado, She was born in Russell, Kansas May 4,1921 to Adam Fose and Kathrine Schneider.  She worked as clerk and bookkeeper for several businesses in Russell and was Worthy Matron of Eastern Star. Helen married Dean Zimmerman June 6, 1939. They were married for 68 years. Dean and Helen ran the Sky-Vu Drive In theater in Russell for 32 years. She was preceded in death by husband, Dean, daughter, Gwen Writer and son, Fred Zimmerman. Helen is survived by daughter, Mitzi (Leo) Stambaugh of Denver, four grandchildren

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