In Memoriums

18-053 Kansas National Guard soldiers to be honored during Run for the Fallen

Kansas National Guard soldiers who died while serving during the War on Terror will be recognized April 7 to June 5 during the America’s Run for the Fallen (http://runforthefallen.org/) America’s Run for the Fallen is a nationwide relay foot run in tribute to every military service member who has died while serving or as a result of serving during the …

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Gregory L. Hopper

Gregory “Greg” Lynn Hopper, age 68 of Leonardville, passed away Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at his residence. He was born on March 11, 1950 in the Marysville, the son of Kenneth Earl and Marian Laverne (Shineman) Hopper. On April 20, 1974 in Hanover, he was married to Janet Marie Bruna. She survives of the home. Greg was a cattleman and …

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Retired Staff Sgt. Kelly McCormack

Retired Staff Sgt. Kelly “Mack” McCormack, age 55 , of Bolivar passed away Thursday, April 5, 2018 at Mercy Hospital after a short illness. Kelly was born January 22, 1963 in Springfield, MO to Roy and Louise McCormack. He was a 1981 graduate of Hillcrest High School. Kelly retired from the United States Army after over twenty years of service.. …

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Retired Master Sgt. Raymond L. Bell

Retired Master Sgt. Raymond Leo Bell, 86, Topeka, passed away Thursday, March 22, 2018. He was born September 10, 1931, in Ogden, Kansas, the son of James Bell, Sr. and Bessie (Eaton) Bell Patrick. He graduated from Manhattan High School in 1952 and obtained his Bachelor’s degree from the GI Bill. Raymond joined the Kansas National Guard in 1948 and …

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William E. Abrams

William E. Abrams, 72, of Salina, passed away Thursday, March 29, 2018. He was born Nov. 18, 1945, in Wichita, to William and Virginia (Gabelman) Abrams. He married Janet R. Buchenau, May 2, 2003. Bill was a former member of Co B 2-635th Armor After graduating Salina Central High School, Bill joined the United States Army in Sept. 1965 and …

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William E. Abrams

William E. Abrams, 72, of Salina, passed away Thursday, March 29, 2018. He was born Nov. 18, 1945, in Wichita, to William and Virginia (Gabelman) Abrams. He married Janet R. Buchenau, May 2, 2003. Bill was a former member of Co B 2-635th Armor After graduating Salina Central High School, Bill joined the United States Army in Sept. 1965 and …

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Retired Sgt. Maj. Richard L. Kelley

Retired Sgt. Maj. Richard L. Kelley, age 69, of Sunrise Beach, passed away Sunday, March 4, 2018, at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach. He is survived by his family. Wife, children, grandsons, step-sons, step-grandsons, sister, brother and nephews. He was veteran of the United States Marine Corps and retired from the Army Reserves. He served in Vietnam, Desert …

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Retired Sgt. 1st Class Richard G. Longberg

Retired Sgt. 1st Class Richard Gale “Ben” Longberg, 91 died peacefully March 3. He was born Sept. 9, 1926 on the family farm in Soldier, KS, and graduated from Sabetha High School in 1944. He married Shirley Leta Fiske on Jan. 14, 1950. They raised their children in Sabetha, KS and later moved to Wichita to be closer to their …

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Retired Lt. Col. John M. McAuley

Retired Lt. Col. John Michael “Mike” McAuley, age 66 of Wellsville, Kansas passed away Sunday, February 18, 2018 at Ransom Memorial Hospital in Ottawa, Kansas. Funeral services will be 10AM, Friday, February 23, 2018 at Wilson’s Funeral Home in Wellsville. Visitation will be 6-8 PM, Thursday evening, also at the funeral home. Interment with military honors will follow services at …

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Death of SSG (R) Earl Richard Castleberry

  SSG (R) Earl Richard Castleberry was born on December 20, 1931 and passed away on Saturday, February 10, 2018. Earl was a resident of Kansas at the time of passing.  He was born December 20, 1931, at Osawatomie, the son of Clarence Edgar and Beulah Malease (Cole) Castleberry Earl graduated from Osawatomie High School in 1951. He served in …

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