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Robyn Motl, 57, of Sergeant Bluff, IA passed away on Monday, November 22, 2021 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Sioux City, IA.

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Sherry Kay Mullen 84 of Solomon passed away Sunday, November 21, 2021. She was born October 30, 1937, in Abilene, Kansas, the daughter of Gladys L.L. (Cain) Reynolds Raymond “Dude” Reynolds and Audeen Reynolds. Sherry grew up in the Dickinson County area and graduated Abilene Ks. high school…

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Clell Otto Reschke was born on September 5, 1924, in a dugout house near Campo, Colorado, on land homesteaded by his father.  The family stayed in the Campo area until 1935, in the midst of the Dust Bowl, when they moved to Dexter, Kansas.  At the age of 13, he worked on his uncle’s farm; hi…

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As a boy, Leon Mills spent hours riding his horse, Bob, up and down wooded hills and ravines in hot pursuit of outlaws and bandits. Years later, as a consulting veterinarian for feedlots, he spent hours driving through western Kansas and the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles. His independent spi…

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Dixie L. Kracke, 87 of Abilene passed away Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at Memorial Hospital in Abilene surrounded by family.  She was born September 22, 1934 in Onaga, Kansas the daughter of Marvin and Lillian (Rockwell) Kelly.  She grew up in the Abilene area, attended the local schools and …

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Reva Jane (Thurlow) Hoffman, 96, of Chapman, Kansas, passed away Nov. 10, 2021, with family by her side. 

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Shirley M. Reese, age 94, went home to be with the Lord on November 8, 2021.  She was born at home in Roxbury, KS on March 9, 1927, to Harry and Geraldine Nirider.  She spent her youth in the Roxbury area, graduating from Roxbury High School.

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Roger Lynn Hansen, age 68, of Glendale, Arizona passed away peacefully in the early morning of Monday, November 1st, 2021, with his family by his side, in Phoenix, Arizona.  Roger was born on November 17, 1952, to the late Lawrence Marion Hansen and Doris Lucille (Turner) Blecha in Concordia…

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Funeral services for David E. Moore, age 74, of Abilene, will be 10:00 am Monday, November 15, 2021 at the Abilene Cemetery with military honors provided by the United States Air Force Honor Guard.  Mr. Moore passed away Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at the Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.

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NORFOLK -- Funeral service for Michael David “Mike” Himburg, 45, of Norfolk will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at the Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk. Rev. Randy Rasmussen will be officiating the service. Interment will be at the Prospect Hill Cemetery, Norfolk. Visita…

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Sally Ann Olson entered paradise on Sunday, November 7th, 2021 at the age of 68. She was born July 1st, 1953 to parents Charles Orton Shrader and Mary Jane (Shaw) Shrader in Abilene, KS at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital. She graduated from Chapman High School (class of 71’) and attended …

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Kathryn Clarissa Houlton, age 88, died Nov 6, 2021.  She was born in Abilene on June 24, 1933 to Earl V & Helen (Picking) Martsolf; the youngest of 7 children.  Her schooling was at Central Buckeye Grade School, Abilene Junior High & High Schools graduating in 1951.  August 31, 1952 …

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Kenneth (Kenny) Arthur Strauss passed away suddenly on November 5th, 2021. He was born on January 6, 1943 to Felix and Kathleen Strauss at home in Chapman Kansas. Later joined by sister Sue (Feeney).  At a young age his family bought a farm south of Abilene, Kansas were he grew up. Kenny att…

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Dale Alvin Knopf was born April 2, 1948, in Cherokee, Oklahoma to Samuel and Bernice Knopf. Dale left this world to be in the arms of his savior on Nov. 4, 2021. He was surrounded by his loving family. 

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Funeral services for Elizabeth “Ruth” Wilson, age 90, of Abilene, will be 1:00 pm Saturday, November 6, 2021 at the First Christian Church in Abilene with Pastor Jason Kohler officiating.  Mrs. Wilson passed away Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at Memorial Hospital.

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Elinor was born January 6, 1935 in Solomon, Kansas, the daughter of Mildred Watt Wiley and Harry A. Wiley.  She graduated from Enterprise High School in 1953 and from Kansas Wesleyan College in 1957. She married Wayne C. Haas on August 12, 1962.

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Carol Ann Engelhaupt, 69, of Carlton passed away Saturday, October 30, 2021.  She was born in Wakefield, Virginia, December 10, 1951 the daughter of Gene and Hazel (Garber) Neely.  On December 14, 1976 she was united in marriage to Bill Engelhaupt in Fremont, Nebraska.  Carol earned her Bach…

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Charlene E. Potter, 72 of Abilene passed away November 3, 2021 at Memorial Hospital in Abilene.  She was born in Abilene, November 7, 1948 the daughter of Claude & Dorothy (House) Vaughn.  She grew up in the Dickinson County area and graduated from Chapman High School in 1966.  On Januar…

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Margaret Ann Martinitz, 84 of Abilene passed away Wednesday, November 3, 2021.  She was born September 25, 1937 in Burlington, Kansas, the daughter of George and Ada Macoubrie.  She grew up in the Burlington area, attended the local schools and graduated from Burlington in 1955.  On February…

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John F. Ray, 77, a longtime resident of Abilene, passed away October 29, 2021 in Overland Park, Kansas.  

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Douglas Gene Schlesener came into this world on October 8, 1965 to Gene and Evelyn Schlesener of Hope, Kansas. Doug became a proud big brother to younger brother Bradley in 1972 and little sister Kimmy in 1977, both of whom he helped raise following the sudden death of his beloved mother Eve…

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BONNER SPRINGS, KS - It is with profound sadness and sorrow that the family of Jordan Swarts announce her passing on October 26, 2021, at the age of 29 years.

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Charles Kenneth Gawith, 83, of Abilene, Kansas, passed away Saturday, October 16th, 2021.

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Pamela Jean Kury (Tighe), age 65, of Abilene, passed away at Salina Regional Health Center on Friday October 15th, 2021. 

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Anna Mae “Binkie” Miller was born January 17, 1941 in Philadelphia, PA. She was the daughter of George M. and Anna May (Beck) Gastiger.  She was a longtime Abilene and Solomon area resident.  She passed away Monday, October 25, 2021 at the Salina Regional Health Center in Salina at the age of 80.

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Juan Curtis Sexton, 71, Topeka, Kansas, passed away Friday, October 22, 2021.  

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Reverend Richard “Dick” Near, 85, of Central City, Nebraska died Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at Litzenberg Memorial Long-Term Care in Central City. Memorial Services will be Saturday, October 30, 2021 at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Bucklin, Kansas, with Rev. Brad Zimmerman o…

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Don A. Vieta, 87, of Abilene, KS passed Sunday, October 17, 2021 at Village Manor, Abilene, KS.

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Palm Springs-Tim C. FOUTCH, 62 of Palm Springs passed away September 7. Tim was the founder and co-owner of Gaymart, a unique clothing store on Arenas Road for over 25 years.

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Timothy Cartwright Foutch, 62, of Palm Springs passed away September 7, 2021. Tim was the founder and co-owner of Gay Mart, a unique clothing store on Arenas Road for over 25 years. Tim was a pioneer in the gay community with the first national chain of gay-themed retail stores in Laguna Bea…

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Darrell Lynn Swinney’s life began on May 15, 1935.  He was born in Lometa, Texas, to Charles Milton Swinney and Lela Faye Townsend Swinney.  Darrell was a 1953 graduate of Carlsbad High School in New Mexico.  After graduation Darrell joined the Army with basic training at Ft. Bliss, Tx.  He …

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Jack Lee Wilson, 79 of Abilene passed away October 16, 2021 at Salina Regional Hospital.  He was born October 9, 1942, the son of Lawrence and Lucile (Murphy) Wilson.  Jack grew up in the Abilene area, attended the local schools and graduated from Abilene High School in 1960.  He farmed for …

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Ronald Eugene Garten, 80, passed away Oct 9, 2021 at Good Shepherd Hospice, Wichita, KS.

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Marsha Sue Korthanke Weaver, 71, Cocoa Beach, FL, passed away in the early morning hours on Sunday, October 10, 2021, after a 3-year battle with cancer.

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Arlie L. Janzen, 90 of Abilene passed away October 8, 2021 surrounded by his family.  He was born September 12, 1931 in Marion County, the son of Paul and Lillie (Sween) Janzen.  Arlie enlisted in the United States Navy in 1952, serving four years in the Korean War on the USS Merrick.  He wa…

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Mary Jane Moore passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on September 30th. She was born July 23rd, 1935 in Abilene, Kansas and was intensely proud of her Abilene roots. She often referred to Abilene as ‘God’s Country’.

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Michael Carpentier, 54, of Salina, Kansas, passed away Sunday, September 12th, 2021.

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Ronald Bass, 77, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Sunday, October 3, 2021.  

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Donald Elvin Shorman, age 94, of Harrison, passed away at his home on Saturday, September 25, 2021.  

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Ronnie W. Platkus, 55, of Colorado Springs and recently of Abilene, Kansas passed away September 23, 2021 in Kansas City, Missouri.

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It is with deepest sorrow that we announce our beloved River Wilson Millner passed away on October 3, 2021. He was born in Abilene, KS to David and Chalsea Millner on January 7, 1995.  

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Henry E. Brackney was born January 5, 1944 in Dayton, Ohio, the son of Ellsworth and Edith (Heiser) Brackney.  Henry passed away Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at this home in Chapman. 

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Nathen A. Bailey was born February 13, 1927 in Chanute, Kansas the son of James and Anna (Lee) Bailey.  He attended local schools until serving his country in the United States Army during World War II. 

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John William Chamberlin, 84 of Chapman, Kansas passed away peacefully September 28, 2021 at Enterprise Estates Nursing Home. He was born in rural Chapman in 1936 the son of Ralph and Frances (Hill) Chamberlin.  He attended Fragrant Hill one room grade school and graduated from Dickinson Coun…

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WICHITA - Evelyn “Pat” Houston, 94, retired medical records technician, passed away Friday, Sept. 17, 2021. She was also a preschool teacher, newspaper proofreader and church secretary in several churches. In addition, she sang with the Gospelaires Quartet for 23 years and traveled throughou…

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ABILENE - Pierre R. Carpentier, 84, passed away Friday, September 24, 2021.  He was born in Troyes, France to Emil and Suzanne (Prieur) Carpentier. 

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