Obituary: Kelly Michelle Brooks

Kelly Michelle Brooks, 57, of McPherson, KS, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 9, 2021, surrounded by family at her home in McPherson. Kelly was born on May 6, 1962, in Wellington, KS, the daughter of Michael Fulton and Judy Alice (Jones) Brooks. Survivors include: her father, Dr. Michael Brooks (Berna) of Howell, MI; sisters, Julie Brooks of Ann Arbor, MI and Kim Brooks Patrick (Gordon) of Woodstock, GA; aunt, Merrillyn Kloefkorn of Lakewood, CO; two uncles, Dr. David Brooks (Peggy) of Ann Arbor, MI and Robyn Brooks (June) of Waleska, GA; numerous cousins; and her MCDS family. She was

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Obituary: Theodore “Ted” Clinton Schletzbaum

Theodore “Ted” Clinton Schletzbaum, 86, of McPherson, KS, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 6, 2021, with family by his side at McPherson Hospital.  He retired from NCRA Refinery and also was a photographer. Ted was born on February 7, 1934, in McPherson, KS, the son of Fayne Edsil and Elsie Alberta (Ring) Schletzbaum.  He graduated from McPherson High School in 1952.  On May 13, 1955, Ted was united in marriage to Genevieve L. Bradley in McPherson, KS. He served in the National Guard and attended King’s Hiway Baptist Church, McPherson. Survivors include: his loving wife of 65 years, Genevieve; a brother, Robert

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Obituary: Dorothy Opal Casebeer

Dorothy Opal Casebeer, 99, of McPherson, KS, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 3, 2021, at Pleasant View Home, Inman.  She was a homemaker. Dorothy was born on July 2, 1921, in Meno, OK, the daughter of Bernard and HeLena (Ratzlaff) Becker.  On February 26, 1944, Dorothy was united in marriage to Charles Henry Casebeer in McPherson, KS.  He preceded her in death on January 12, 2014. She was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church where she had been a Sunday school teacher.  She was also the co-founder of the first Al-Anon Chapter in McPherson. Survivors include: four children, Pat Anderson (Ron)

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Obituary: Marvin L. Daniel, Sr.

Marvin L. Daniel, Sr., 53, of Hutchinson, KS, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 2, 2021, at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center, Hutchinson.  He was a truck driver for Sun Valley Trucking. He was born November 17, 1967, in Cheyenne, Wyoming, the son of Chester “Chet” S. and Patricia “Pat” K. (Cushing) Daniel.  Marvin was known as Messy Marvin by family and friends.  He was a truck driver all his life.  He had been to all 48 states plus parts of Canada during his travels.  He could give directions to almost anywhere you wanted to go without even looking at a map.  Marvin enjoyed taking his boys

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Obituary: Mary Lois Kenton

Mary Lois Kenton, 99, of McPherson, KS, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 1, 2021, with family by her side at her home in McPherson.  She was a pharmaceutical operator, retiring in 1995, from Sterling Drug/Sanofi Winthrop. Mary was born on October 9, 1921, in Groveland, KS, the daughter of Frank G. and Hessie (Fritz) Stansel.  She received her education from Groveland School. On January 24, 1948, Mary was united in marriage to Eugene Cecil Kenton in McPherson, KS.  He preceded her in death on January 6, 1981. She was a member of McPherson Hospital Volunteer Services. Survivors include: her children, Sheryl Railsback

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Obituary: William Lynn Owens

William Lynn Owens, 75, of McPherson, KS, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 29, 2021, at McPherson Health & Rehab. William was born on March 2, 1945, in Tacoma, Washington.  At the age of nine months, William was placed in the foster home of Mr. and Mrs. William Owens.  Prior to this, he had been in nine different foster homes.  William and Edith Owens adopted William when he was 3 ½ years old.  He had one sister who was also adopted by the Owens family.  After completion of eighth grade, he was employed in a number of different occupations including dishing washing and construction.  William lived

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Obituary: John Matthew Hein

John Matthew Hein, 46, of El Dorado, Kansas passed away Friday, January 1st, 2020 suddenly at his residence. John was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma on October 17, 1974, a son of Melinda L. (Tucker) Grisham and Bobby C. Hein John attended Lincoln grade school, McPherson Middle School and McPherson High School, McPherson, Kansas. John Matthew Hein was united in marriage to Danielle Frazier in May of 1994. The young couple established their first home together in McPherson. This union was blessed with the birth of two sons, Gunnar and Brendan. John enjoyed playing fantasy football and cheering for the Oklahoma

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Obituary: Neil Dykes

Neil Ernest Dykes, 42, of McPherson, Kansas., passed away at 5:22 p.m., Thursday, January 28th, 2021 while in the company of his wife and mother-in-law, at Ascension Via Christi, St. Francis, Wichita, Kansas. Neil was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico on March 9, 1978, a son of Lorraine J. (Griego) and Rex Duane  Dykes, I. Neil attended Lincoln and Washington grade schools, McPherson Middle School, and graduated from McPherson High School, McPherson, Kansas. He was a member of New Hope Evangelical Church McPherson, Kansas. Through the years Neil worked for Kansas Cylinder Head, McPherson Concrete, Central Plastics, Midway Motors as

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Obituary: Evelyn Marie Jacobson

Evelyn Marie Jacobson, 82, of Salina, KS and formerly of McPherson, KS, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 31, 2021, at Kenwood View Health & Rehabilitation Center, Salina.  Evelyn and her husband, Jim, owned “Jakes Place” in Marquette, KS.  She also worked at Walmart in the automotive department and was a bus monitor for the Durham School Services. Evelyn was born on November 23, 1938, in Los Angeles, CA, the daughter of Oris Leon and Marie (Schilling) Butcher.  She graduated from high school in La Crosse, KS.  On December 23, 1971, Evelyn was united in marriage to James “Jim” Andrew Jacobson in McPherson, KS.  Jim

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