Obituary: Alvin Edward Tinsley

Alvin Edward Tinsley, 81, of Inman, KS, and formerly of McPherson, Canton, and Great Bend, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 10, 2020, at Pleasant View Home, Inman.  He was a farmer and worked at Hesston Corporation as a maintenance technician.  He also served in the Army National Guard. Alvin was born on September 7, 1938, in Canton, KS the son of Charlie Alvin and May Ellen (Harmon) Tinsley.  He graduated from Canton High School and attended McPherson College. He was a member of Canton United Methodist Church and volunteered for Canton EMS. Survivors include: three children, Gina Davenport (Keith) of Hoschton, GA,

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Obituary: Eula Mae Gustafson

Eula Mae Gustafson, 84, of San Diego, CA, passed away Tuesday, August 4, 2020, in La Jolla, CA.  She was a registered nurse and later a homemaker and had been a resident of California since 1978. She was born January 14, 1936, in Springdale, AR, the daughter of James L. and Lucille R. (Areman) Sigmon.  Eula graduated from Springdale High School in 1954 and went on to attend Saint Edward Mercy Hospital Nursing School. Eula became a US Army nurse. After discharge from the Army she went to work at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Kansas City, MO where she met her future husband,

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Obituary: Suzanne Layne

Suzanne Layne, 84, of McPherson, KS, passed away at 9:48 p.m., Thursday, August 6th, peacefully, at Cedars Health Care Center. Suzanne was born in Elmira, New York on August 18, 1935, a daughter of Virginia (Stevens) and Donald Eugene Balcom. Suzanne attended schools in upstate New York. Suzanne was a member of the St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, McPherson, Kansas. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, and took great pride in providing for her family. She ministered to many people throughout her life and will be remembered as caring and loving to anyone she met. Suzanne spent her life

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Obituary: James Leo “Jim” Armer, Jr.

James Leo “Jim” Armer, Jr., 61, of McPherson, KS, passed away at 1:55 p.m., Friday, August 7th, while in the company of family members, at his sister’s home. James was born in Kingman, Kansas on November 28, 1958, a son of Wilma Jean (Mishler) and James Leo Armer. Jim attended Windom Elementary School, Windom, Kansas and Little River High School, Little River, Kansas. Jim was a truck driver and drove for several companies through the years. Jim enjoyed playing Farkel, fishing, target shooting, and enjoyed catching up with his friends through the years. He is survived by his two sons,

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Obituary: John Delbert Brockway

John Delbert Brockway, 77, of McPherson, Kansas, passed away at 5:40 p.m., Thursday, July 30th, 2020 at Via Christi Village, Wichita,  Kansas. John was born in Beloit, Kansas on February 17, 1943, a son of Ruth Arelyn (Dunckley) and Arthur Delbert Brockway. John attended Barnard Elementary School, and graduated from Barnard High School, Barnard, Kansas in 1961. John Delbert Brockway was united in marriage to Gladys Norene Thurston on February 24, 1963 in Hunter, Kansas.  The young couple established their first home together in McPherson, Kansas.  This union was blessed with the birth of three children, two sons and one

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Obituary: Toni Lea Bell

 Toni Lea Bell, 62, of Galva, died Monday, August 3, 2020 at her home in Galva.  She had worked as a certified nurses aide and had been a resident of Galva for the past year, moving from Butler, Missouri. She was born June 11, 1958 in Abilene, Kansas, the daughter of William H. and Zelda O (Graham) Martin.  On July 18, 1984 she married Gary Bell in Abilene and he survives. Other survivors include two sons, Trinity (Gena) Tyler, Abilene and Travis (Lindsay) Tyler, Galva; three daughters, Tricia (Thomas) Harrold, Assaria, Stephanie (Travis) McNeely, Washington and Michelle Strong, Kansas City,

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Obituary: Sondra Kay Lansaw

Sondra Kay Lansaw, 76, of McPherson, KS, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 1, 2020, surrounded by family at Hospice House, Hutchinson.  She was a homemaker, foster parent, store clerk, librarian, daycare provider, and bank teller. She was born on May 26, 1944, in St. Joseph, MO, the daughter of Cleatus Edgar and Frances Agnes (Protzman) Valentine.  She graduated from Bishop LeBlond High School, St. Joseph, MO and attended Bethel College, Newton, KS.  Sondra was united in marriage to William “Bill” L. Lansaw on September 5, 1962, in St. Joseph, MO.  He preceded her in death on December 12, 2006. Sondra attended St. Joseph

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Obituary: Janice Cathleen Smith

Janice Cathleen Smith, 55, of McPherson, KS, passed away at 4:05 p.m., Thursday, July 23rd, suddenly, at her home. Janice was born in Monterey, California on May 6, 1965, a daughter of John Reed Williams and Judy  (Thatch) Williams. Due to her dad in the military, Janice attended many schools all over the United States, and later got her GED from Emporia High School, Emporia, Kansas.  She then received her Nurse’s Aide Certificate from Hutchinson Community College, Hutchinson, Kansas. Janice was a homemaker and she took great pride in providing for her family in this manner.  Through the years Janice

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Obituary: Norma Jean Myers

Norma Jean Myers, 90, of McPherson, KS, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 22, 2020, at her daughter’s residence in Garnett, KS.  She was a homemaker, bookkeeper, and retired from Sterling Drug as a pharmaceutical assistant. Norma was born on June 29, 1930, in Geneseo, KS, the daughter of John William and Georgia Belle (Taylor) Stackhouse.  On April 9, 1955, Norma was united in marriage to Richard Eldon Myers in McPherson, KS.  He preceded her in death on September 17, 2009. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, McPherson. Survivors include: two sons, David Myers and wife, Jennifer, of McPherson,

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