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James Francis Schmidt passed away peacefully on Jan. 22, 2020, in Scottdale, AZ. He was 97 years of age. 

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Mary E. Jones, 82,  Abilene, passed away Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020 at Memorial Hospital in Abilene. She was born April 6, 1937 in Wakefield, Kansas, the daughter of Lee and Anna (Bregan) Keener.

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Audrey L. Carson, 79, Bennington, passed away Saturday, Feb 15, 2020 at the Ottawa County Health Center, Minneapolis. She was born August 2, 1940 in Abilene to Jesse and Adelia (Bergmeier) Hamme.

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Michael (Mike) E. Hernandez, 67, Salina, formally of Abilene passed away Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020 at Salina Regional Health Center, Salina, KS. He was born on July 9, 1952 in Salina, Kansas, the son of Felix F. Hernandez, Sr. and Mary Louise Alvarez.

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“My sweet mom died Feb 7,” wrote Melissa Reed Dana Saberhagan. “We couldn’t wake her up in the morning and a couple hours later she just drifted off. She was peaceful and comfortable and didn’t suffer. Guess what day my dad died? Also Feb. 7 (two years ago). Isn’t that beautiful? They were m…

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Randall Duane “Randy” Biegert, 66, of Lindsborg passed away Monday, Feb. 10, 2020 at Lindsborg Community Hospital. Randy was born July 18, 1953 in Junction City, KS, to the late Harold Wesley and Reva Jane (Sellers) Biegert.

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Alice Marie (Hunsicker) Heine, 78, passed away into her Savior’s arms Friday morning Feb. 7, 2020, in Franklin, North Carolina.

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Patsy R. Nix, 85, of Topeka, formerly of Abilene, passed away Feb. 6, 2020 at the Presbyterian Manor in Topeka.

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Steven Anthony Gunter, Abilene resident and co-owner of Midway Bar and Grill in Detroit, KS passed away unexpectedly Tuesday Feb. 4, 2020 at the age of 38.

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Duane Kent Beltz, 72, of Ramona, KS, passed away Jan. 28, 2020 at Herington Hospital, Herington, KS.

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Gary Dean “Slick” Wilson, 56, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020 in Abilene. He was born Sept. 7, 1963 in Abilene, the son of George Keith and Elizabeth Ruth (Lind) Wilson.

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Edna Ruth “Eddie” Schumacher Morris was born on April 28, 1934 near Latimer, Kansas, to Leo and Laura Schumacher.

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John Dallas “J.D.” Gantenbein, 47, Abilene, KS, passed away on Wednesday Jan. 29, 2020 at Abilene Memorial Hospital. Cremation has taken place.

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Stanley Allan Lehman died Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019. He was born in Abilene, Kansas, on April 29, 1938.

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Donna Jean Nichols, 80, Longford, died Jan. 28, 2020 at the Ottawa County Health Center, Minneapolis.

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Vivian L. Detrich, 97, Chapman, passed away Jan. 27, 2020 at Village Manor in Abilene, KS.

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Marvin D. Mills of Chapman, 85, passed away Jan. 24, 2020 at Geary Community Hospital, Junction City, KS.

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Dixie Everson, 94, of Manhattan, died Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, at the Stoneybrook Retirement Community in Manhattan.

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Darlene A. Parker, 89, of Abilene passed away on Jan. 14, 2020.

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Alberta B. Zurmely, 85, passed away Jan. 18, 2020 at Memorial Hospital, Abilene, KS.

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Kimberly A. Land passed away Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020 at the Memorial Hospital in Abilene at the age of 62. She was born April 2, 1957 in Salina, Kansas, the daughter of Richard and Betty (King) Booth.

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Kenneth Eugene Conklin, Jr., 80, Topeka, Kansas, passed away Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020.

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Vernon M. Allen, 90, of Hutchinson, Kansas, went peacefully home to be with His Lord on Jan. 3, 2020.

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Funeral services for Carole L. Womochil, 75, of Detroit will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, 2020 at the Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home in Abilene with Reverend Jack Craig officiating.

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ROGERS, Ark. — Sandra J. Easley, 84, of Rogers passed away on Jan. 5, 2020 in Bentonville.

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With a heavy heart the family of Ryan Tyler Stout announces his passing on Dec. 30, 2019.

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Donna M. Zey of Abilene passed away peacefully Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019 at the Memorial Hospital in Abilene. She was born Nov. 30, 1928 in Newton, the daughter of Robert Victor “Vic” and Katherine (Burnett) Johnston.

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Gladys E. Bradberry, 85, passed away Saturday, Dec 28, 2019 in Abilene.

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Glenn Arden Wright, 77, of Manhattan, died Dec. 25, 2019 at the Ascension Via Christi Village in Manhattan.

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Maxine Darlene Meehan, 91, of Abilene passed away Friday, Dec. 20, 2019 at Enterprise Estates Nursing Center.

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Rosanlee “Rosie” Holt, 93, was born on August 15, 1926 at Keighley, KS (Butler County) to Solan and Lillian Holt.

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Jerry Robert Ponton, Sr., 90, of Manchester, Kansas, passed away Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019.

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George Wesley Easter II, 87, of Salina, passed into the presence of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019 at his home in Salina.

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Jon Chris Strunk, 69, of Neosho Rapids, KS, passed away Dec. 10, 2019 in his home. He leaves his wife Susan and sons Chase (Trisha) Lawrence, KS and Shawn, Kansas City, KS.

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Paul Darren Fischer, 51, passed away Dec. 17, 2019, at his home in Cheney, KS, surrounded by his family.

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Lila Faye Stout, 85, of Solomon, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019 at Village Manor Nursing Home in Abilene.

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Gerald “Jerry” Lee Karr, 83, passed away at the Holiday Resort in Emporia, Kansas, on Dec. 8, 2019 after several hospitalizations related to cancer. Jerry was born on Oct. 15, 1936 in Emporia, Kansas, the oldest of eight children born to Orren and Kathleen (Keller) Karr.

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“Bev” Beverly Jean Schmutz, 79, of Abilene passed away Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019 at Salina Regional Medical Center. She was born Nov. 24,1940, the daughter of Ralph “Pete” and Phyllis (Dobbins) Schmutz.

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Carolyn Elaine Lehner, 82, of Abilene passed away Monday, Dec. 9, 2019 at Village Manor Nursing Home in Abilene. She was born Jan. 23, 1937 in Junction City, the daughter of Ernest and Geraldine (Seubert) Norman.

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Lenora Ruth Buie, 88, of Manhattan passed away Dec. 4, 2019 at Ascension/Via Christi Village in Manhattan, KS.

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Judy A. Enyart, 79, of Abilene passed away Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019.

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Marilyn Revell, 57, of Topeka died Nov. 16, 2019, at the House at Midland Care, surrounded by her family.

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Mary Alice Waylan, age 82, passed away on Nov. 22, 2019. Mary Alice was born May 27, 1937 at Emporia, KS, St. Mary’s Hospital and was the daughter of Leonard and Marjorie (Bitler) Rossillon. She was the oldest of six children.

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Ruth Jana (Outler) Rogers, 89, entered the loving arms of her Lord and Savior, Nov. 24, 2019 at Mennonite Friendship Communities, South Hutchinson, Kansas. The daughter of Herman and Bessie Outler, she was born in Mankato, Kansas on September 7, 1930.

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On Nov. 22, 15-point bucks and 20-pound walleye took a collective breath. Hunting scopes and fishing poles owned by Jory rested patiently. Paint brushes, canvases and colored pencils stayed tucked into their holding places, and Jory’s musical and artistic works halted without completion.

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Jack A. Karraker, 84, of Kearney, died Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019 at Brookdale Northridge Assisted Living in Kearney. Celebration of Life services will be in the spring of 2020 with graveside services in Abilene, KS.

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.