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Becky Jo Davis-Nielsen born Dec. 11, 1960, the daughter of William (Sonny) C. Davis deceased 2002 and Lucia Marie Anguiano Davis, lost her battle with life and went home to be in the arms of our Lord on Jan. 17, 2021.

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Services for Patricia J. “Pat” Holt, age 76, of Abilene, are will be 10 a.m. Saturday, May 8, 2021 at the Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home in Abilene with Pastor Lindsey Brummer officiating.  Pat passed away Thursday, April 29, 2021 at her home in Abilene.

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PARKER, Colo. — Robert Wayne Bistline, age 83, passed at his home on April 24, 2021.

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Roween Ruth Runnalls, age 96, died at Memorial Hospital in Abilene, Kan., on April 27, 2021.

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TOPEKA — Earlene F. (Doggett) Heimiller, age 86, passed away on April 27, 2021, at Aldersgate Village, Topeka, Kan.  

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Kenneth D. Bebermeyer, 89, died on Sunday, April 25 at Abilene Memorial Hospital. 

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Duane Vawter passed away April 23, 2021, at Pinnacle Park in Salina at the age of 81. He was born August 8, 1939, in Burlingame, Kan. to Leslie and Clara (Henry) Vawter. He later married Betty Lister in Abilene, Kan. on April 21, 1969, making their home in Solomon, Kan., and becoming the ste…

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William J. “Bill” Muckenthaler, 82, of St. Marys, passed away Monday, April 19, 2021, at Stormont Vail Hospital in Topeka.

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Thelma Dean, 94, formerly of Abilene, died on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at the home of her daughter, April, in Poplar Bluff, Missouri.  She was born on April 8, 1927, in Minneapolis, Kansas, to Leo and Rachel Forsberg, the third of four children.  

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Funeral services for Stephen Cass Kirkbride, age 81, of Chapman, will be 11 a.m. Saturday, April 24, 2021, at the Good Hope Cemetery north of Chapman. Lunch will follow at the American Legion Post #240 in Chapman, Kan. 

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Brandon Michael Shirack, age 39, of Junction City, formerly of Solomon, passed away Saturday, April 10, 2021. He was born June 2, 1981 in Salina, the son of Joseph and Rita (Nowlin) Shirack. He graduated from Solomon High School and was currently a salesman for a telemarketing company.

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Caren J. Gross, 74 of Solomon, passed away Sunday, April 18, 2021. at Salina Regional Hospital in Salina. She was born Aug. 5, 1946, in Salina, the daughter of William and Estelle (Johnson) Crowdus. 

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Geneva “Genny” Dawson, the daughter of Harold, Jr. and Margaret (Murphy) Connet, took her first breath into this world, Oct. 15, 1937, in Manhattan, Kan. Genny took her last breath on earth after enduring 9 long years of dementia and laboring her breathing all day in her home, surrounded by …

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Our much beloved father, grandfather, brother and friend, Raymond “Ray” LeRoy Smith, 88 1/2, of Abilene, Kan., passed away on April 17, 2021, at home, in the presence of family.

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Ruth Elaine (Heller) Beetch was born July 28, 1935, on the coyote ranch in Morris county east of Woodbine, Kan., the daughter of Herbert L and Vera M (Adam) Heller. 

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Nathan J. Montgomery was born April 30, 1965 in Wamego, Kan., the son of David G. and Nancy (Blanka) Montgomery.  He had been in Abilene most of his life, marrying his high school sweetheart Mary Steinhauser on Feb. 11, 2006 in Abilene.

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Troy Lee Hoffman, 47, of Abilene Kan., passed away on April 8, 2021.

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Ronald Dale Everett, age 77 of Abilene, passed away April 8, 2021, at Memorial Hospital.  

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John Dean Reynolds was born on Nov. 24, 1951, in Belleville, Kan., to Vernon Lee and Barbara Joan (Lawson) Reynolds. John was one of four children born to Vernon and Barbara. 

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James L. “Jim” Bettles was born May 7, 1942, near Delavan Kan., the son of Jessie and Marjorie (Platz) Bettles.  He grew up in the Wilsey area and graduated from Wilsey High School.

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Wilma Mall, 90, passed away Tuesday, March 30, 2021, in Ellsworth. 

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Rena M. Renz went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, March 30, 2021.

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Joyce Louise Puderbaugh, 75, passed away Saturday, March 27, 2021, at Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center in Denver, Colo. Born June 21, 1945, at Abilene, Kan., she was the daughter of Carl and Velma (Crider) Baldwin.

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Anna Mae Goertz, 90, of Durham, Kan., passed away on Monday, March 29, 2021 at Newton Medical Center in Newton.

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E. Allen “Preacher” Course, Jr., born June 18, 1928, to Ellwood A. Course, Sr. and Jessie (Wormser) Course in Lincoln, Kan., peacefully passed away in his sleep March 29, 2021 in Stockton, Kan., at the age of 92.

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Dale Vincent Eis, 85, died Thursday, March 25, 2021, at the Arkansas State Veteran’s Home in Fayetteville. He was born Oct. 14, 1935, in Manhattan, Kan.

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Ernie “Big Ern” Hough 71, affectionately called Ernie, a resident of Solomon, Kan., died on March 6, 2021 from complications of an acute heart attack and open heart surgery.  He was born Nov. 7, 1949, the son of Guy Ernest Hough, Sr. and Cora Faye Lamb Hough, also of Solomon.  

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Jerald (Nub) Acker, 74, of Junction City, Kan., passed peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on March 19, 2021. Johnson Funeral Home of Junction City is assisting the family with arrangements. 

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Covert A. Bolliger, 83, of Abilene passed away Feb. 11, 2021.  

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Jeff Doyle, 56, of Abilene passed away Saturday, March 13, 2021.  

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Westerly, RI — Gary G. Engler was called to be with his Lord and Savior on March 8, 2021.  

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Walter Carl “Buddy” Barnes, Jr., 71, of Alma, Kan.,, died Thursday, March 11, 2021, at Stormont-Vail Heath Center in Topeka.  He was a long-time resident of the community.

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Wayman (Earl) Shackelford, 72, passed peacefully from his home into his heavenly home on March 4, 2021.  

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Gordon Lee Steffek of Pahrump, Nevada passed away Jan. 17, 2021, in a Las Vegas hospital after a battle with lung cancer. Probably one of the few fights he ever lost.  

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Keith Henry Lauer ascended to his heavenly home on Thursday, March 4, 2021, at Abilene Memorial Hospital.  He was born on July 15, 1936, to Clarence and Alma (Nagely) Lauer in Abilene.   

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Maxine (Mustard) Perkins of Abilene, died peacefully on March 6, 2021. She lived a full life of 92 years. She was born August 27, 1928, at the family home in Talmage, Kan., to Esther (Brown) and Hugh Mustard. She attended Talmage elementary schools and graduated from Chapman High School in 1946.

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Imogene “Jean” Hutcherson went to be with the Lord on March 6, 2021.  She was born in Milford, Kan., on July 21, 1929, to Lee and Dorothy Head.  She graduated from Milford High School in 1947.  

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Andrea Lynn (Gaddy) Spaur, 60, of Topeka, Kan., passed away Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, after a short stay at Midland Hospice House of Topeka. 

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Donna Jo Schmutz was called to her forever home in the Kingdom of Heaven on Feb. 8, 2021.

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Doc Banion passed away peacefully in his home in Boonville, Missouri surrounded by family on Feb. 27, 2021. Doc was born in South Charleston, Ohio on May 8, 1928, to parents Leroy and Bertha (nee Ellars) Banion.

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Master Sergeant Edward John Bock, age 69, from Medford, Okla., entered into his heavenly home on Feb. 8, 2021, in a Leesburg, Fla., hospital. 

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Ronald “Peanuts” Jamison, 77 of Abilene passed away peacefully at his home on Feb. 19, 2021, surrounded by his loving family.  

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Gerald Bernard Taylor was born June 29, 1928 in Abilene, Kan., the son of Leroy ‘Dutch’ G. Taylor and Avis R. (Rodgers). He left this earth Feb. 24, 2021 at the age of 92. 

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Michael Paul Smith, 80, of Arkansas City died Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021 at the South Central Kansas Medical Center.

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