Obituary: Jim Boyer

On Wednesday April 14th Jim Boyer (78) passed away.  He was a devoted husband, father, and friend. He met the love of his life Edee (Hansen) in high school. They have been the model for a loving, supportive marriage.  Without a doubt, the greatest gift he gave to his three kids and his six “grands” was the profound love he had for their mom/NaNa. Jim is survived by his wife of 57 years and their three children and six grandchildren: Bret and wife Kristin, daughter Joslyn (of Round Rock, TX) Jason and wife Dana, sons Hunter, Brodie (of Meriden, KS)

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Obituary: Jo Ellen Cooper

Jo Ellen Cooper, 69, of McPherson, KS, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita.  She worked as a middle school special education teacher for 11 years. Jo Ellen was born on September 28, 1951, in Los Angeles, CA, the daughter of Marvin Edison and Joan Lillian (Johnson) Cooper. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from Emporia State University. She was a former member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and loved to travel in her spare time. She is survived by a son, Clinton Rife, II (Skylar) of Bogue, KS; a brother, Jerry

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Obituary: Ruby “Jean” Clark

Ruby “Jean” Clark, 89, of McPherson, KS, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 13, 2021, surrounded by family at The Cedars, McPherson.  She was the co-owner of A-C Rentals and worked as a bookkeeper at the Red Coach Restaurant. Jean was born on September 20, 1931, in Rockwall, TX, the daughter of Charlie Oscar and Pearl Lena (Mooney) Howell.  She graduated from Central Academy and Central College.  On May 2, 1967, Jean was united in marriage to Laurence “Larry” A. Clark in McPherson, KS.  He preceded her in death on June 30, 2009. She was a member of the  McPherson Free Methodist Church, Red Hat

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Obituary: Jim Batson

James “Jim” B. Batson, 87, of McPherson, KS, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 12, 2021, surrounded by family at McPherson Hospital.  He worked for over 35 years at Kansas Power & Light where he was a welding supervisor. Jim was born on June 21, 1933, in Wellington, KS, the son of William Lee and Erma Fae (Turpin) Batson.  He graduated from McPherson High School and attended McPherson College.  On July 5, 1952, Jim was united in  marriage to Lucille W. Flory in McPherson. He was a member of the McPherson Church of the Brethren.  He was an avid golfer and was the first member

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Obituary: Bonnie Josephine Boyle

Bonnie Josephine Boyle, 87, of McPherson, KS and formerly of Lindsborg, KS, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 12, 2021, at The Cedars, McPherson.  She was a homemaker and school teacher.  She also worked in the school libraries in Dodge City, KS. She was born on February 23, 1934, in Glenville, Minnesota, the daughter of Willard and Ruth Young.  She graduated from Wessington Springs College (South Dakota) and from Greenville College (Illinois).  On July 21, 1956, Bonnie was united in marriage to John E. Boyle in Glenville. She was a member of the McPherson Free Methodist Church and attended Trinity United Methodist Church, Lindsborg.

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Obituary: Mark Patrick Miller

Mark Patrick Miller, 62, of Marquette, KS, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita.  Mark was a lifetime McPherson County resident. Mark was born on March 17, 1959, in McPherson, KS, the son of Leonard Leo and Lois Mae (Hufferd) Miller.  He graduated from McPherson High School in 1978.  He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying  hunting and fishing. He also loved photography and astronomy.  He spent most of his working years as an HVAC technician. Survivors include: seven siblings, Leonard “Lenny” Miller, Jr. (Sharyl) of McPherson, KS, Mary Beavers (David) of Republican City, NE, Ronald Miller (Colleen) of Marquette,

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Obituary: Samuel Nelson Darrah

Samuel Nelson Darrah, 51, of McPherson, KS, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 5, 2021.  He worked at AGCO in Hesston and City Ice in McPherson. Samuel was born on November 29, 1969, in Toledo, OH, the son of Bryson James and Winnie (Voth) Darrah. Survivors include: three children, Bryson Darrah, Joey Darrah, and Ashton Demaio, all of McPherson, KS; and former wife, Maria Demaio of McPherson, KS. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bryson Darrah and Winnie Cline. No service will be held at this time. Memorial donations may be made payable to Stockham Family Funeral Home (to

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Obituary: Phyllis June Goering

Phyllis June Goering, 90, of McPherson, KS, passed away at 10:35 p.m., Wednesday, March 31st, peacefully, at Pine Village, Moundridge. Phyllis was born in McPherson, Kansas on August 1, 1930, a daughter of Mildred Helene (Casstevens) and Lester A. Brown. Phyllis attended Roosevelt grade school, McPherson Junior High, and graduated from McPherson High School, McPherson, Kansas, in 1948.  She then attended one year at McPherson College, McPherson, Kansas, before transferring to Kansas State University at Manhattan, Kansas, where she was a member of Delta Delta Delta Sorority. She was a member of First Mennonite Church, McPherson, Kansas. Phyllis was baptized

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Obituary: Curtis Keith Crough

Curtis Keith Crough, 63, of McPherson, Kansas, passed away at 10:04 a.m., surrounded by family, on Friday, April 2nd, 2021 at The University of Kansas Health System, Kansas City, Kansas. Curtis was born in Salina, Kansas on May 9, 1957, a son of Maxine (Moses) and Curtis V. Crough Curtis attended the Salina grade schools and graduated from Salina Central High School, Salina, Kansas in 1975? Curtis Keith Crough was united in marriage to Lisa Jo Kaiser on October 15, 1983 at McPherson, Kansas.  The young couple established their first home together in McPherson.  This union was blessed with the

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