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Jerry Merl Hill of Marina Del Rey, California, passed away November 16, 2020 from complications of an accident.

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Edith May Anderson, 83, of Abilene passed away Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020.

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Rita Darlene Gilbreath, 78, died Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020 at the Riverview Estates in Marquette, Kansas with family at her bedside.  

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Tracy William Gatch, 76, passed away Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, in Salina, Ks. 

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Jason R. Zook, 96, passed away Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020 in Salina.  He was born April 24, 1924 in Abilene, Kansas, to Bruce and Susan Zook. 

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Frederick E. Dixon, 76, of Solomon, Kansas, passed away Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020.

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Larry J. Sims, 78, Herington, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020 at Legacy of Herington

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Martha Louise Lady was born on March 20, 1927 and raised in rural Abilene, Kansas, the daughter of Cornelius A. and Frances (Lenhert) Lady. Martha, the eldest of four, spent her early years in Kansas on the family farm. Her parents encouraged her education and she graduated from Chapman High…

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Linda Kay Hottman (Franks), 64, of Junction City, Kansas, formerly of Olathe and Abilene, passed from ongoing health problems at her residence and joined her Heavenly Father on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020.

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Vivianne L. Gary Baskins, 86, the eldest daughter of O.W. and Mary (Moman) Gary, passed away Nov. 12, 2020 in Gaithersburg, MD. Vivianne was born in Abilene, KS, on July 24, 1934.

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Sandra “Sandie” K. Fahey, a Chapman resident since 1979, passed away Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020 in her Chapman home.

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Robert Eugene “Bob” Dahl, 93, Peoria, Ariz., was called to his eternal home on Nov. 6, 2020. He was born March 24, 1927 in Garnett, Kan., the son of Carl Hansel Dahl and May (Sheldon) Dahl.

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Funeral services for Sherri L. Brock, 58, of St. George, Kansas, will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020 at the Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home in Abilene followed by burial at Mt. Hope Cemetery.  Sherri passed away Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020 at her home, surrounded by her family.

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Funeral services for Steven R. Wilson, 76, of Manhattan, formerly of Salina and Abilene will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020 at the Bethel Cemetery near Abilene.  Steven passed away peacefully with his loving family on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020.

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Dr. Rhonda A. Johnson, 62, of Abilene passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, Nov. 6, 2020 with her family surrounding her.

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Velda J. Root, 84, of Manhattan passed away on Nov. 8, 2020, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan.

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Carla Marie Hoffman was born on Jan. 12, 1936 to Carl and Violet Sleichter Hoffman at their home southeast of Abilene. 

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Marvin Joseph Weishaar, 88, of Liberty, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020.

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Karin Kathleen Ward (Burdick), of Abilene, 79, passed away peacefully Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020 with her family at home in Abilene, Kansas. 

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CULVER — Gordon Everett Walle, 80, of Culver, Kansas, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020.  Gordon entered into this world on Dec. 10th, 1939 and grew up in the Culver and Salina communities.

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Kimberly Thurston, 50, Abilene, formerly of Michigan, passed away Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020 at her home.

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Donna Lee Lawson, longtime resident of Abilene passed away at Meadowlark Hills in Manhattan, KS on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020.

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Graveside services for Marian E. Foutch, 92, of Salina, will be at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020, at the Abilene, KS Cemetery.

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Gordon E. Taylor passed away on Oct. 28 at the age of 89 after a long battle with dementia. Gordon was born at his home in Pearl, KS, the son of Leslie J. Taylor and Nina Grace (Huff) Taylor.

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Phyllis (Kugler) McCosh was born 100 years ago, on September 14, 1920, and died Saturday, October 24, 2020 in the Lakeview Village Rehabilitation Center in Lenexa, Kansas. Her good long life began as a child of John Musselman Kugler and Bertha Burkholder Kugler of rural Abilene.

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Beuford Putman, 82, of Abilene passed away Friday, Oct. 23, 2020 at his home. 

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Laurence (Larry) Clifton Wright, 64, of Abilene , formerly of West Virginia passed away Oct. 22, 2020.  He was born Feb. 4, 1956 in Washington, DC , the son of David and Janice (Shaulis) Wright.

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Lylah June (Blanken) McCosh, 86, of Manhattan, died Oct. 21, 2020, at the Good Shepherd Homecare and Hospice House in Manhattan.

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Funeral services for LaDell A. Riffel, 89, of Enterprise, will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Shadybrook, with Reverend Alan Stahlecker officiating. LaDell passed away peacefully Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020 at the home surrounded by family.

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Joan P. Rager died peacefully in her sleep of complications associated with a stroke on Oct. 14, 2020.

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Funeral services for Deborah A. “Debbie” Crable, 69, of Abilene will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020 at the Farmington-Pioneer Cemetery with Mr. Quentin Cole officiating.  Mrs. Crable passed away Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020 at the Salina Regional Health Center.

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After a long and well-lived life, Charlene (Dreiling) Herman was called home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, Oct.  21, 2020.

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Chester M. Smith, 81, left for Alaska, one last time on Oct. 19, 2020.

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Phyllis Ruth (Sanford) Steinford, 76, passed away peacefully at home on Oct. 18, 2020.

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Justin E. Freuck, age 36, of Enterprise, passed away Oct. 9, 2020. Justin was born Nov. 1, 1983 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. 

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Paul R. Hettenbach completed his earthly journey on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at his family home in Abilene, Kansas.

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Byrdene Ann Hall, 64, died Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Conroe Texas.

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Mary Frances Richards, 91, passed away Oct. 10, 2020 at Abilene Place. 

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James H. Guilfoyle, Abilene, Kansas, died on Oct. 8, 2020.  He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Mona Guilfoyle, his sons, Mark (Kathy), Stephen (Mary) and David as well as his grandchildren Elyse, Matthew and Ellen and sister Jo Anne Casetta.

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Jon Carl Londeen, 81, of Chapman, KS, died Oct. 8, 2020, at the Good Shepherd Homecare and Hospice House in Manhattan as the result of a 7-week battle with COVID-19.

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On Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, Judy Day, loving wife and mother, went to be with her Lord at the age of 75.  A public visitation will be held on Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Community Bible Church, 1400 N. Cedar, Abilene, KS. 

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Born on April 20, 1962, Lynn Allen Prichard departed us on Sept. 26, 2020 at his home in Northglenn, Colorado, due to natural causes.

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Verna I. (Beadleston) Cook passed away on Oct. 1, 2020. 

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Dale Harold Stein, 72, passed away peacefully at his home in rural Chapman on Sept. 29 ,2020.

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David E. Demars, 73, left this earthly life on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020 at the Cloud County Health Center, Concordia.  He was born on March 7, 1947 in Concordia, KS to Merle L. and Adele E. (Rheault) Demars.

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SFC (RET) Lee F. Berry, 79, of Enterprise, KS, passed away on Sept. 28, 2020. Johnson Funeral Home of Junction City is assisting the family with cremation arrangements. The family will be holding a private Celebration of Life.  

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Funeral services for Caleb T. White,  37, of Abilene will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020 at the Abilene Cemetery with Pastor Jack Keller officiating.  Caleb passed away suddenly Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020 at Gypsum, Kansas.

Funeral homes often submit obituaries as a service to the families they are assisting. However, we will be happy to accept obituaries from family members pending proper verification of the death.