Obituary: Kelly G. Peterson

Kelly Gene Peterson, 63, of McPherson, KS, passed away Monday, February 24, 2020, at his home in McPherson. He was a pipeline welder and had lived in McPherson County most of his life. He was born October 17, 1956, in Hutchinson, KS, the son of LeRoy and Audrey (Lackey) Peterson. He graduated from Inman High School in 1974. Survivors include: his son, George Morgan Peterson of McPherson, KS; two sisters, Angela Peterson of Hutchinson, KS and Nattalee Vickers of Wichita, KS; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Lowell. A private

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Obituary: Alberto Garcia

Alberto  Garcia Alberto Garcia, 26, of McPherson, Kansas, passed away at 7:49 a.m., Tuesday, February 25th, in the 2300 Block of 14th Avenue, in McPherson County, Kansas as a result of a weather related automobile accident. Alberto was born in San Pablo, California on May 14, 1993, a son of Norma Edith Martin, of McPherson, Kansas and Luis Alberto Garcia, of Guadalajara, Jalisco. Alberto attended grade school at Colegio Ninos Heroes of Tepatitlan de Morelos, Jalisco Mexico, McPherson Middle School and graduated from McPherson High School, McPherson, Kansas in 2011.  He then attended Hutchinson Community College, Hutchinson, Kansas. He was

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Betty Ann Buhrman Obituary

Betty Ann Buhrman, 83, of McPherson, KS, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, surrounded by her family at Brookdale in Salina, KS.  She had been a hairstylist/licensed cosmetologist for over 50 years and owned and operated Betty’s Beauty Salon in Wisner, NE and Magic Mirror in McPherson, KS. She was born December 22, 1936, in Beemer, NE, the daughter of Orville W. and LaVern H. (Engelhardt) Young.  She graduated from Beemer High School in 1954 and also from the school of cosmetology in Norfolk, NE that same year. In 1955, she married Clarence R. Buhrman in Beemer, NE. Betty was

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Obituary: Peggy Anderson Watts

Peggy Anderson Watts, 97, died Saturday, February 15, 2020, at Pleasant View Home, Inman, Kansas. Peggy was born June 7, 1922, in Hill City, Kansas, to Flora Charlotte Sickler and Frederick Steiner. Her mother remarried Oba Braxton “Jack” King and Peggy used King as her surname throughout her adult life. She attended Roosevelt Grade School, McPherson Junior High and in 1940 graduated from McPherson High School, McPherson, Kansas. Peggy and Irvin M. Anderson were married January 1, 1941, in McPherson and enjoyed their 44 years together. They lived in Salina, Hutchinson and Russell, Kansas. After retirement, they moved from Russell

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Obituary: Edward Dwayne Hackleman

Edward Dwayne Hackleman, 68, died February 17, 2020, in Cornwall, Pa. He was born June 17, 1951, in Humansville, Mo., son of Roy Edward and Charleen Groves Hackleman. He married Kathy Whitesell on June 3, 1972, in El Dorado Springs, Mo. Survivors include Kathy, Cornwall, Pa.; son and daughter-in-law, Jeremy and Emily Hackleman, North Cornwall, Pa.; grandsons, Andrew and Tyler Hackleman, North Cornwall, Pa.; and brother, Ray Hackleman, El Dorado Springs, Mo. He was preceded in death by parents, Roy and Charleen Hackleman; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Paul and Della Whitesell; sister, Ann Hackleman Fender; and brother, Kent Hackleman. A 1969

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Obituary: John Jesus “Jay” Abasolo

McPherson, Kan. John Jesus “Jay” Abasolo John “Jay” Abasolo, 67 of Wellington, Kansas passed away at 11:55 p.m., Sunday, February 9th, 2020 peacefully at home with his daughter in McPherson, Kansas. Jay was born in North Platte, Nebraska on March 27, 1952, a son of Jesus Jay and Mary Ruth (Rodriguez) Abasolo. Jay attended Madison Elementary School, Wellington Junior High and graduated from Wellington High School, Wellington, Kansas in 1971. He attended St. Anthony Catholic Church in Wellington, Kansas. He served in the Kansas Air National Guard. Through the years Jay worked for the State of Kansas as a laborer,

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Obituary: Pamela Kay Norstrom

Pamela K. Norstrom, 72, passed away at 9:30 p.m. on February 10, 2020, surrounded by her family after a nearly three year battle with cancer. Pam was born on December 2, 1947, in McPherson, Kansas.  She was the daughter of Wallace and Marie (Nelson) Lindberg. Pam grew up on a farm northeast of Galva, Kansas and attended Prairie Queen and Peaceful Prairie country schools.  In 1959, she transferred into the Galva school system as a 7th Grader. Pam was active in high school, participating in plays, music and cheerleading. She graduated high school in 1965. Pam and her brother, Steve,

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Obituary: Melvin Irving Tarum

McPherson, Kansas Melvin Irving Tarum, 92, of McPherson, KS, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 9, 2020, with his children by his side at Brookdale in McPherson.  He was born July 7, 1927, in Opheim, MT, the son of Atle and Jennie (Hanson) Tarum.  Melvin graduated from Opheim High School in 1944 and received a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from Montana State in 1949.  He served in the United States Navy during WW II from 1945 to 1946.      On June 27, 1954, Melvin was united in marriage to Eunice Emily Bentson at Trinity Lutheran Church, McPherson.  Together, they raised three children,

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