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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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Helen May (Whitesell) Warnica was born to George H. and Nina S. Lacy Whitesell on Sept. 5, 1928 at Waterville, Kansas, one of eight children. She is preceded in death by her parents, her brothers George Jr., Robert L., Melvin D., and Wayne L., and her sisters, Jean Fairchild, Marie Davis and…

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Carlene Rae Taylor, 77, passed away Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021 at Village Manor in Abilene. 

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Charlotte E. Jeffrey, 85, of Salina, formerly of Solomon, passed away Monday, Feb. 15, 2021 at the Salina Regional Health Center.

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Betty Riffel, 88, Herington, died Feb. 14, 2021 at Legacy of Herington. 

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Ardon Craig Snitker, infant son of Drew and Lindsay (Freeman) Snitker, passed away Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri.  He was born January 28, 2021 in Junction City.

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Barbara A. Hawk was born Feb. 15, 1935 to Ralph W. and Gladys (Roberson) Hilliard in Conroe, Texas.

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Doris Dawn (Didi) Davis died on Jan. 30, 2021, at the age of 70, still angry with her parents that she was not an only child. As she remarked to friends throughout her life (seriously, she told everyone), she had things just the way she wanted them by age 5 but it was all ruined by the arriv…

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Steven Lee Weis, 65, of Salina, passed away Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021.

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Dala Ann Weeks, 71, Abilene, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021 at the Memorial Hospital in Abilene.  She was born Jan. 29, 1950 in Abilene, the daughter of Elvin and Mary Ellen (Walters) Mikesell. 

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Margo Ann Ditto, 75, of Herington passes away on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021 at the Herington Municipal Hospital.

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Reva M. Smith, 95, of Abilene passed away Jan. 31, 2021 at Village Manor in Abilene.

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Funeral services for Della Lou Henkle, 87, of Abilene, will be 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 5, 2021 at the First Christian Church in Abilene with Pastor Jason Koehler officiating. Mrs. Henkle passed away Friday, Jan. 29, 2021 at Village Manor in Abilene.

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Mark Duane Gfeller was born Oct. 22, 1943 in JunctionCity, KS, the son of Orin Gfeller and Margaret Ann Tully Gfeller. He attended Fragrant Hill School through the 8th grade and graduated from Dickinson County Community High School. He then worked for D&D Mobil and Harold Higgs Construct…

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Duane Harvey Gugler, 97, Salina, passed away Jan. 27, 2021. He was born Nov. 21, 1923 in Junction City to Harvey Leroy and Jennie Esther (Knopp) Gugler. Duane graduated from Dickinson County Community High School in Chapman in 1943 and Missouri Auction School in 1964.

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Joseph Matthew Graves, born Feb. 5, 1980, passed away Jan. 22, 2021.  Joe was born and raised in Abilene, KS, attending Abilene schools until graduation. 

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Becky Jo Nielsen, 60, of Abilene, passed away Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021.

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John E. Wickman, 91, of Abilene, Kansas, passed away Jan. 22, 2021. He was born May 24, 1929 in Villa Park, Illinois, son of John E. and Elsie (Voss) Wickman.

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Dorothy May Bereznak, 94, of Abilene passed away Friday, Jan. 22, 2021 at Memorial Hospital. 

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Funeral services for Cecelia Helmke,  79, of Abilene will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021 at the Abilene Cemetery with Reverend Joseph Barlau officiating.  Mrs. Helmke passed away Saturday, Jan.16, 2021 at the Village Manor Nursing Home.

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Lydia Edda Leonard, 81, of Abilene, KS, formerly of Junction City, KS, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021 at Village Manor in Abilene, KS.

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Michael L. (Mike) Engle was born April 28, 1960 in Herington, KS, and went to his heavenly resting place at home in Abilene, KS, on Jan. 14, 2021.

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On Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, Teresa May Barten, loving wife, mother of two and grandma passed away at age 65.

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Keith Eugene Rogers was born Dec. 21, 1956 in Concordia, Kansas, the son of Keith H. and Doris (Lamb) Rogers . He graduated from Abilene High School and attended one year of Vo-Tech. 

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Louise A. Ryan was born May 8, 1944 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the daughter of James B. and Regina Cooper.

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Terry R. McGrath Sr., 66, of Abilene passed away Jan. 5, 2021 at Enterprise Estates Nursing Home in Enterprise.

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Leo Wayne Foster, 78, Abilene, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020.

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Leta Marie Meats was born March 24, 1935 in Westphalia, Kansas, the daughter of Roy and Helen (Roth) Hamilton. She graduated from Westphalia High School and married Gerald Meats on Nov. 13, 1954 in Westphalia. 

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Erika Lynn Rein-Mills was born April 11, 1985 in Salina, Kansas and died Jan. 3, 2021 in Abilene, Kansas.

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Merlin D. Riffel, 84, of Enterprise passed away Jan. 3, 2021 at Memorial Hospital in Abilene.

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Francis Gilbert “Frank” Knerr, 86, of Topeka, Kansas, passed away Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020 at his home. 

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Margaret “Maggie” Brunner, 83, of Abilene, formerly of Hope, passed away Jan. 5, 2021 at Enterprise Estates Nursing Home.

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Erika Lynn Rein-Mills, 35, of Abilene died Jan. 3, 2021.  Arrangements are pending by Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home.

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JAMESTOWN — Michele Elliott passed away Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Norma Head, her mother Pearl Eaton, her brother Michael Sadler, and her niece Crystal.

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Robert Murnahan, 77, of Abilene died Jan. 4, 2021.  Arrangements are pending by Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home.

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Merlin Riffel, 84, of Abilene died Jan. 3, 2021.  Arrangements are pending with Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home.

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Noreen Clark died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020 at Enterprise Estates at the age of 88. 

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Jeaneen Taplin age 84 of Abilene, Kan., passed away at KU Med Center in Kansas City on Dec. 30, 2020. 

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Loren L. Peck was born in Clay County, on June 10, 1931 at the farm home of his parents, Henry and Edna (Schweitzer) Peck. Loren passed away Friday, Jan. 1, 2021 at Enterprise Estates.

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Richard D. Blackburn passed away Monday, Dec, 28, 2020 at the Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. He was born Feb. 5, 1937 in Ellsworth, Kansas the son of Paul and Dorothy (Pohle) Blackburn. He graduated from Ellsworth High School and from the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy.

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Donald F. Brungardt was born July 15, 1940 in Studley, Kansas, the son of Adolph P. and Regina (Billinger) Brungardt. He graduated from Bogue High School in Bogue, Kansas. 

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Gladys F. Mansker, formerly of Abilene, passed away Dec. 15, 2020 at her home in Buckeye, AZ.

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Jack O’Brien, 92, of Abilene was born in Los Angeles, CA, Nov. 19, 1928 and left this Earth on Dec. 28, 2020. 

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Edith Arlene (Fouse) Scripter, 96, passed away Dec. 27, 2020, at the Presbyterian Manor in Clay Center.  She was born Sept. 19, 1924, to Leon and Lulu (James) Fouse at the home west of Industry, Kan.  She taught grade school in several one-room schools.  

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Donna Jean Daniel, 57, of Logan, Kan., died Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020 at her daughter’s home in Lawrence.

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Funeral services for Francis G. “Frank” Kneer, age 86, of Topeka, formerly of Abilene, are pending with Danner Funeral Home in Abilene. 

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Funeral services for Christopher L. Southwick MD, age 64, of Abilene, are pending with Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home in Abilene.  

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