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Malcolm L. Marshall

Malcolm Lee Marshall, 94, lifetime resident of Russell, Kansas, passed away Thursday, August 25, 2022 at his home with his family by his side. Malcolm was born April 29, 1928 in Russell, the son of Martin “Cleve” and Myrtle (Mitchell) Marshall.  He was a 1948 graduate of Russell High School.  He served his country during the Korean Conflict entering the  U.S. Army  in 1952, stationed at various locations throughout the US and later in Newfoundland.  After his Duty was completed, he returned to Russell. Malcolm was united in marriage to Janice Rae Stewart on September 7, 1958.  This union was

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Iris Emma Schafer

Iris Emma Schafer, 69, of Gorham, Kansas, died on Tuesday, August 23, 2022, at the Russell Regional Hospital E.R. in Russell, Kansas. Iris was born on July 29, 1953, in Mesa, Arizona, the daughter of Louis A. and Emma (Hardt) Schroeder.  She lived in Mesa at an early age and spent most of her childhood living in Yates Center, Kansas, graduating from Yates Center High School.  She met, fell in love and was united in marriage to Geary Schafer on October 04, 2001, in Russell, Kansas.  He preceded her in death on October 31, 2021.  She enjoyed cooking and worked

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Larry L. Bernard

Larry Laverne Bernard was called to his Heavenly Home on August 17th, 2022 with family by his side.  He was born on August 15, 1953, in Imperial, NE to Marlin & Pat Bernard.    Larry was a lifelong educator who enjoyed his roles as a teacher, coach, and principal.  He graduated from Osborne High School and continued his studies in education graduating from Fort Hays State University.  He retired from Russell High School as the principal in 2017 after over 40 years in education.  Outside of serving his community, Larry also had a passion for riding horses, flying his plane,

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Connie L. Eulert

Constance Lucille “Connie” Eulert, 81, of Russell, Kansas, and former Paradise, Kansas resident, died on Saturday, August 06, 2022, at the Hays Medical Center in Hays, Kansas. Connie was born on July 11, 1941, in Great Bend, Kansas, the daughter of Donald and Nova (Alderson) Stamey.  She grew up in and attended school in Great Bend, Kansas.  She met fell in love and was united in marriage to Harold Otto “Harry” Eulert on January 23, 1960, in Hays, Kansas.  Connie and Harry made their home in Paradise, Kansas and from this union they were blessed with 2 daughters Corianne Lea

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Larry D. Kilian

Larry Dean Kilian passed away July 31, 2022, at 85 years of age at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Lawrence, Kansas.  Larry was born February 21, 1937, in Ellsworth, Kansas. Larry competed in shot put in Junior High track and field and was on the 440 relay team, posting a new school record with a 51.4 run. He also played varsity football all 4 years of high school, played men’s basketball, and ran track. In 1955 he was part of the Russell Broncos Men’s Basketball team State Class A Champions.  Larry met Donna Lee Franklin at a band trip to

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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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