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Marie C. Rall

Marie Carmella Rall, 66, of Russell, Kansas, died on Thursday, July 28, 2022, at her home in Russell, Kansas. Marie was born on December 10, 1955, in Bayshore Long Island, New York.  The family moved to Russell, Kansas for several years before Marie moved back to New York when she was 13 years old.  In 1971, she moved with her father to Tucson, Arizona where she graduated from high school.  She was united in marriage to Chuck Rall and from this union they were blessed with a daughter Megan.  Later the marriage ended in divorce but continued to have a

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Donald H. Burton

Donald H. Burton, 97, of Russell, Kansas, passed away Tuesday, July 26, 2022 at Main Street Manor of Russell. Donald was born June 2, 1925 in Hays, Kansas.  He was the son of Harold N. and Helen M. (Truan) Burton.  They lived in Hays and moved to Russell when he started school.  He graduated from Russell High School in 1943. Donald served his country in the U.S. Army Air Corp from 1943 to 1945.  He was a Bombardier Navigator and a Flying Warrant Officer.  After his tour of duty, he returned to Kansas and attended Kansas University School of Pharmacy

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Jimmy L. Bosch

James Lee “Jimmy” Bosch, 65, of Hays, Kansas, died on Saturday, July 23, 2022, at the Hays Medical Center in Hays, Kansas. Jimmy was born on November 15, 1956, in Russell, Kansas, the son of John Edward, Sr. and Gwendolyn LaRue (Briley) Bosch.  He grew up in Gorham, Kansas, and graduated from Gorham High School.  He was born with a disability and attended a special school in Wichita for several years. He was raised on the family farm and helped out as much as he was able.  His disability prevented him from having a conventional job but he always considered

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Betty Radke

Betty Ann (Schwien) Radke was born August 19, 1932 in Russell County, Kansas, the daughter of Sigmund and Lydia (Bender) Schwien. Betty passed away July 18, 2022 at the Hays Medical Center in Hays, Kansas at the age of 89 years and 11 months. Betty was baptized September 18, 1932 and confirmed April 14, 1946 in the Bender Hill Church. Betty was united in marriage with Hubert S. Radke at the United Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Milberger, Kansas on June 12, 1949. Betty was a dedicated farmer’s wife and devoted mother of four children. She worked along side her husband

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John H. Becker

John Henry Becker, 78, of Russell, Kansas, died on Saturday, July 09, 2022, at the Russell Regional Hospital in Russell, Kansas. John was born on August 07, 1943, in Osborne, Kansas, the son of Matt and Luise (Meier) Becker.  He grew up on the family farm in Osborne County, Kansas and attended Mt. Hope country schools in Osborne.  He met, fell in love and was united in marriage to Lillian Jean Graf, on April 23, 1966 in Victoria, Kansas.  From this union John and Lillian were blessed with a son Wayne and they made Russell, Kansas their home for over

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Dona M. Bender

Dona Marie (Fowler) Bender, 72, of Russell, Kansas passed away Thursday, July 7, 2022 at the Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas. Dona was born July 6, 1950 in Wichita, Kansas.  She was the daughter of Donald and Lyla (Bruner) Fowler.  She grew up in Wichita and graduated from North High School. Dona was united in marriage to Larry Bender on March 21, 1981 in Milberger, Kansas.  They made their home on a farm south of Russell. Dona was a devoted wife and homemaker.  When she was younger she worked as a Nurse’s Aid.  She attended the United

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Thomas L. Beatty

Thomas Lloyd Beatty, 74, of Luray, Kansas, went to Heaven with the Lord, on Sunday, July 03, 2022, at the Hutchinson Regional Medical Center in Hutchinson, Kansas after a valiant battle with numerous health issues. Thomas was born on May 25, 1948, in Salina, Kansas, the son of Lloyd R. and Bertha Maude (Reiss) Beatty.  He grew up in the Amherst area and graduated from Luray High School in the class of 1966 where he enjoyed playing football.  After high school, Tom attended Ft. Hays State University in Hays, Kansas where he played football.  He met, fell in love and

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Elaine S. Holmes

Elaine Savilla Holmes, 87, of Russell, Kansas, died on Thursday, June 30, 2022, at the Hays Medical Center in Hays, Kansas. Elaine was born on February 19, 1935, in Flint, Michigan, the daughter of Harvey and Doris (Bennett) Covington.  She grew up in Phillips, Texas and graduated from Phillips High School.  She met, fell in love and was united in marriage to Jack Holmes on November 01, 1953, in Phillips, Texas.  From this union Elaine and Jack were blessed with 3 children Tami, Julia and Tim.  The family lived in Sterling, Colorado, Cambridge, Nebraska and Farmington, New Mexico before moving

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Bonnie J. Kelly

Bonnie Jean (Coleman) Kelly, 90, of Russell, Kansas, passed away Monday, June 20, 2022, at Main Street Manor in Russell. She was born September 27, 1931 in Omaha, Nebraska, to Allen and Irma (Callahan) Coleman.  Bonnie grew up in Omaha, graduating from Technical High School and continuing on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Omaha University in 1953.  While attending the university, she was active in the modern dance company. In August of 1953, Bonnie married Joseph M. Kelly, in Omaha, and began teaching art in the Omaha Public School system before they were blessed with four children: 

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Barbara Scheck

Barbara J. (Gregwire) Scheck, 71, of Russell, Kansas passed away Saturday evening, June 18, 2022 at her home. Barbara was born October 1, 1950 in Russell, the daughter of Gordon and Marilyn (Flohr) Gregwire. She grew up in Russell and graduated from Russell High School in the Class of 68. She then attended Emporia State University for a year and then transferred to Ft. Hays State University where she obtained a Degree in Nursing. Barbara was united in marriage to Timothy F. Scheck on August 7, 1971. This union was blessed with two daughters, Mindie and Kristie. They made their

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