Obituary: Devon Rene Bersuch

Devon Rene Bersuch, 37, of Roxbury, KS, passed away peacefully, in the presence of family members, on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at Harry Hynes Hospice Center, Wichita, KS.  She worked as an E.M. Data Reviewer at Pfizer of McPherson and as an assistant softball coach for Lindsborg Smoky Valley High School. Devon was born on June 1, 1983, in Lindsborg, KS, the daughter of Dennis Jeffrey and Jazell SusAnn (Scott) Bersuch.  She attended McPherson schools and graduated from McPherson High School in 2001. She participated in numerous sports, including volleyball, basketball, and softball throughout middle school and high school.  At an

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Obituary: Lois Ruth Neher

Lois Ruth Neher, age 92, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday, March 28, 2021 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Kansas. She died from a ruptured brain aneurysm. Lois was born in McPherson, KS on December 20, 1928. Her parents moved to Pampa, TX, where Lois grew up.  She attended McPherson College, graduating in 1951. She began her career teaching elementary school in Newton, KS. Lois married Gerald A. Neher on December 23, 1952. In 1954 the young couple went to the mission field in Nigeria with the Church of the Brethren, where they raised their four children.

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Obituary: Robert “Bob” G. Hoppes

Robert “Bob” G. Hoppes, 84, of Galva, KS, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 30, 2020, at Bethany Home, Lindsborg.  He managed the Co-Ops in Belmont and Durham and was a sales manager for Southeast Publications. Bob was born on April 5, 1936, in Longton, KS, the son of Ivan T. and Agnes B. (McConnell) Hoppes.  He graduated from Chase High School (Chase, KS).  On December 3, 1955, Bob was united in marriage to Lois Elaine Partington in Chase. Survivors include: his loving wife of 65 years, Lois of the home; three children, Robert, Jr. (Debbie) Hoppes of Land O’ Lakes, FL, Danny

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Obituary: James “Jim” Lee Anderson

James “Jim” Lee Anderson, 89, of McPherson, KS and formerly of Liberal, KS, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, March 26, 2021, at Glen Carr House Memory Care in Derby, KS.   He was the owner and operator of Jim Anderson Oilfield Service and Alpha Services and Production. Jim was born on February 17, 1932, in McPherson County, KS, the son of Myron Carl and Helen Leona (Ek) Anderson.  He graduated from McPherson High School in 1950.  On December 9, 1951, Jim was united in marriage to Marilyn I. Love at the First Baptist Church in McPherson. He was a member

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Obituary: Ralph Stecklein

Ralph Stecklein, 65, of Lindsborg, KS and formerly of McPherson, KS, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 28, 2021, at Salina Regional Health Center, Salina, KS.  He had previously worked in production at McPherson Industries at MCDS. He was born on October 31, 1955, at the St. Anthony Hospital in Hays, KS, the son of Steven and Louise Marie (Bieker) Stecklein.  He had two older brothers, Steven and Alfred.  As a child, Ralph lived in Ellis County, KS. Ralph was infatuated with water and loved to swim, bathe, and shower.  Basically, anything to do with water, he loved!  He also loved drinking water and milk.  He

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Obituary: Delano “Del” Schafer

Delano “Del” L. Schafer, 86, of McPherson, KS, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 24, 2021, surrounded by family at his home in McPherson.  He was a farmer and worked for NCRA Refinery for 37 years. He was a United States Army Veteran. Del was born on December 19, 1934, in McPherson, KS, the son of Benjamin Franklin and Agnes Alfreda (Ledell) Schafer.  He graduated from McPherson High School in 1952.  On March 7, 1954, Del was united in marriage to Glorice Helen Hanson at Trinity Lutheran Church, McPherson. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. Del was a loving husband and

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Obituary: Karl Ray Matz

Karl Ray Matz, 72, of McPherson, KS, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 22, 2021, surrounded by family at Ascension Via Christi St. Francis RMC, Wichita, KS.  He retired from Johns Manville where he worked for 30 years in the warehouse.  After retirement, he worked for U.S.D. #418 at the Park School warehouse and was a custodian at Washington Elementary. Karl was born on December 24, 1948, in South Bend, IN, the son of Rolland and Grace (Baker) Matz.  He graduated from Jackson High School (South Bend, IN) in 1967 and from McPherson College in 1971. On May 23, 1970, Karl was united

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Obituary: Marilyn Jane Stauffer

Marilyn Jane Stauffer, 80, of McPherson, KS, passed away peacefully in the presence of family on Monday, March 22, 2021, at Salina Regional Health Center.  She was a member of the First United Methodist Church. Marilyn was born in McPherson, KS on September 29th, 1940, the daughter of Axel ‘Bob’ and Bernice Fagerquist.  She was a lifetime resident of McPherson, attended Wickersham Grade School and graduated from McPherson High School in 1958.  She then received a secretarial degree from Wichita Business School in 1959. After a brief stay in Washington, D.C, she returned to McPherson, KS.  On September 25th, 1964, Marilyn Fagerquist was united

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Obituary: Mary Beth Goodson

Mary Beth Goodson, 57, of McPherson, KS, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 21, 2021, surrounded by family at Asbury Park Nursing Home, Newton.  She was a homemaker and worked in food service at The Cedars, McPherson. Mary was born on August 23, 1963, in Oklahoma City, OK, the daughter of John Earl and Nora Jean (Ward) Cravens.   Mary was united in marriage to Todd R. Goodson on January 30, 1999, in Ontario, CA.  He preceded  her in death on July 8, 2011. Survivors include: three children, Steven Cravens of Missouri, Pam Montenegro (Steven) of McPherson, KS, and Jessica Goodson (fiancé, Christopher Mathews) of

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