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Dwilette Paulsen

Dec 10, 1929 - Oct 11, 2023

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Stafford, KS

Dwilette was born to Dwight and Irene Blakely on December 10, 1929, and was married to Dale J Paulsen on June 8th, 1952. From this 68 year union was born 5 children: Daniel, Deana, David, Dawn and Darla. She is survived by all 5 children, 2 daughters-in-law, Charlotte & Rebecca, 10 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. She grew up on a farm south of Beeler, Kansas. She attended grade school through 8th grade in a one room schoolhouse in Buda where she was the Ness County spelling bee cham...Read More

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Jeffrey Lynn Williamson

Dec 04, 1957 - Feb 27, 2024

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Stafford, KS

Jeffrey Lynn Williamson, 66, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on February 27, 2024 at Stafford County Hospital. He was born December 4, 1957 in Tulsa, Oklahoma to Jerry and Janice Williamson. In 1975 Jeff graduated from Macksville High School. He furthered his education at Goodland Vo-Tech and graduated with a degree in plumbing. On September 15, 1978 he married Shari Lynn Coen. He then returned to St. John and later began working for the City of St. John in 1980. He worked in various positions for the city and was currently employed as the Supervisor over the electrical department. Jeff loved doing electrical and plumbing work, tinkering in his shop, and playing golf. He enjoyed spending time with his Belgian horses, pulling various types of wagons and trolleys, watching baseball, attending classic rock concerts, and spending time with his kids and grandkids. In 2013 Jeff received the gift of life and was a liver transplant recipient which allowed him 11 more years with his family and friends. After his transplant he enjoyed planning his doctor appointments around the Kansas City Royals home games that he would attend with his daughter, Betsy. Jeff is survived by his wife: Shari, daughters: Gabrielle Roach (Aaron) and Betsy Williamson, grandchildren: Paityn, Carter, Cayson Roach, brothers: Bill (Cathy), Brian (Susy), sister; Lori Martin (Marty), several nieces and nephews and his beloved dog: Roxy. Jeff’s grandkids were his pride and joy. He enjoyed taking them to baseball and hockey games as well as watching them participate in wrestling, volleyball, baseball, and various other school activities. He was preceded in death by his parents. Celebration of Life service will be at 11:00am, Saturday, March 2, 2024 at IOOF Lodge, St. John, with Pastor Tom Harrison and Pastor Wade Russell presiding. Service will be viewable via Facebook Live at www.beckwithmortuary.com/beckwithmortuary. Family requests casual attire. Cremation has taken place and a private burial will take place at a later date. Memorials may be given for a Jeff Williamson Memorial Scholarship fund that will benefit local seniors who wish to pursue an education as an electrician, in care of Beckwith Mortuary, PO. Box 477, Larned, KS 67550. Personal condolences may be left at www.beckwithmortuary.com. To plant Memorial Trees in memory of , please .

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Jeffrey Lynn Williamson

Dec 04, 1957 - Feb 27, 2024

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Stafford, KS

Jeffrey Lynn Williamson, 66, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on February 27, 2024 at Stafford County Hospital. He was born December 4, 1957 in Tulsa, Oklahoma to Jerry and Janice Williamson. In 1975 Jeff graduated from Macksville High School. He furthered his education at Goodland Vo-Tech and graduated with a degree in plumbing. On September 15, 1978 he married Shari Lynn Coen. He then returned to St. John and later began working for the City of St. John in 1980. He worked in various positions for the city and was currently employed as the Supervisor over the electrical department. Jeff loved doing electrical and plumbing work, tinkering in his shop, and playing golf. He enjoyed spending time with his Belgian horses, pulling various types of wagons and trolleys, watching baseball, attending classic rock concerts, and spending time with his kids and grandkids. In 2013 Jeff received the gift of life and was a liver transplant recipient which allowed him 11 more years with his family and friends. After his transplant he enjoyed planning his doctor appointments around the Kansas City Royals home games that he would attend with his daughter, Betsy. Jeff is survived by his wife: Shari, daughters: Gabrielle Roach (Aaron) and Betsy Williamson, grandchildren: Paityn, Carter, Cayson Roach, brothers: Bill (Cathy), Brian (Susy), sister; Lori Martin (Marty), several nieces and nephews and his beloved dog: Roxy. Jeff’s grandkids were his pride and joy. He enjoyed taking them to baseball and hockey games as well as watching them participate in wrestling, volleyball, baseball, and various other school activities. He was preceded in death by his parents. Celebration of Life service will be at 11:00am, Saturday, March 2, 2024 at IOOF Lodge, St. John, with Pastor Tom Harrison and Pastor Wade Russell presiding. Service will be viewable via Facebook Live at www.beckwithmortuary.com/beckwithmortuary. Family requests casual attire. Cremation has taken place and a private burial will take place at a later date. Memorials may be given for a Jeff Williamson Memorial Scholarship fund that will benefit local seniors who wish to pursue an education as an electrician, in care of Beckwith Mortuary, PO. Box 477, Larned, KS 67550. Personal condolences may be left at www.beckwithmortuary.com. To plant Memorial Trees in memory of , please .

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Jeffrey Lynn Williamson

Dec 04, 1957 - Feb 27, 2024

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Stafford, KS

Jeffrey Lynn Williamson, 66, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on February 27, 2024 at Stafford County Hospital. He was born December 4, 1957 in Tulsa, Oklahoma to Jerry and Janice Williamson. In 1975 Jeff graduated from Macksville High School. He furthered his education at Goodland Vo-Tech and graduated with a degree in plumbing. On September 15, 1978 he married Shari Lynn Coen. He then returned to St. John and later began working for the City of St. John in 1980. He worked in various positions for the city and was currently employed as the Supervisor over the electrical department. Jeff loved doing electrical and plumbing work, tinkering in his shop, and playing golf. He enjoyed spending time with his Belgian horses, pulling various types of wagons and trolleys, watching baseball, attending classic rock concerts, and spending time with his kids and grandkids. In 2013 Jeff received the gift of life and was a liver transplant recipient which allowed him 11 more years with his family and friends. After his transplant he enjoyed planning his doctor appointments around the Kansas City Royals home games that he would attend with his daughter, Betsy. Jeff is survived by his wife: Shari, daughters: Gabrielle Roach (Aaron) and Betsy Williamson, grandchildren: Paityn, Carter, Cayson Roach, and beloved dog: Roxy. Jeff’s grandkids were his pride and joy. He enjoyed taking them to baseball and hockey games as well as watching them participate in wrestling, volleyball, baseball, and various other school activities. He was preceded in death by his parents. Celebration of Life service will be at 11:00am, Saturday, March 2, 2024 at IOOF Lodge, St. John, with Pastor Tom Harrison and Pastor Wade Russell presiding. Service will be viewable via Facebook Live at www.beckwithmortuary.com/beckwithmortuary. Family requests casual attire. Cremation has taken place and a private burial will take place at a later date. Memorials may be given for a Jeff Williamson Memorial Scholarship fund that will benefit local seniors who wish to pursue an education as an electrician, in care of Beckwith Mortuary, PO. Box 477, Larned, KS 67550. Personal condolences may be left at www.beckwithmortuary.com. To plant Memorial Trees in memory of , please .

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James Leo Churchill

Jan 23, 1944 - Feb 17, 2024

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Stafford, KS

James Leo “Jim” Churchill, 80, passed away February 17, 2024, in Stafford, Kansas. He was born January 23, 1944, in Great Bend, Kansas, to Lawrence and Ellie (Kramer) Churchill. On July 22, 1972, he married Rojean “Jeanie” Hoeme in Great Bend, Kansas. She passed on October 30, 2009.A lifetime central Kansas resident, Jim worked as a UPS driver until his retirement in 2002. He was also employed at Marlett Homes, Ford Tractor, and was owner of Ward Bar and Gas Station. Jim was a member of the American Legion Riders. In addition to motorcycles, he enjoyed wood working, hunting, camping, boating, fishing, dancing, playing pitch, and (very competitively) playing pool at the Eagles.Survivors include two sons, Todd Churchill and wife Michele of Hays, Kansas, and Larry Churchill and wife Angela of Mooreland, Oklahoma; two daughters, Amanda Reed and husband Dusty of Hutchinson, Kansas, and Miranda Tolin and husband Benny of Sedgwick, Kansas; 10 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; sister, Cheryl Muth and husband Jim of Eureka Springs, Arkansas; and companion, Vicky Harris of Stafford, Kansas.He is preceded in death by his wife; parents; stepfather, Elgie Wilkinson; and sister, Linda Renfro.Visitation will take place from noon to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 21, 2024, with the family receiving guests from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., all at Bryant Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, February 22, 2024, at Bryant Funeral Home with Pastor Larry Schumacher presiding. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park. Memorials have been designated to Leisure Homestead Association, in care of Bryant Funeral Home.

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Julia Ann Shanline

Mar 12, 1951 - Feb 01, 2024

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Stafford, KS

TURON – Julia Ann Shanline, 72, died February 1, 2024 at Leisure Homestead, Stafford. Born March 12, 1951 at Springfield, MO she was the daughter of Kenneth George and Joyce Elizabeth Turner Shanline. She is survived by her sister: Frances Marcocci and several nieces and nephews. There will be a graveside inurnment at Turon Cemetery at a later date. Minnis Chapel, Stafford is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be sent to the Reno County Humane Society in care of the chapel.To send a flower arrangement or to plant trees in memory of Julia Ann Shanline, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.

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Vicki Sue Hinds

Jul 04, 1962 - Dec 25, 2023

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Stafford, KS

Vicki Sue Hinds, 61, passed away December 25, 2023, at Stafford County Hospital, Stafford, Kansas. She was born on July 4, 1962, in Ft. Carson, Colorado, to Doral and Melva (Harrod) Julian. On January 4, 2013, she married Russell Hinds in Claflin, Kansas.A resident of Claflin, Vicki spent most of her working life as a caretaker, along with previously working at Fuller Brush and Venture Corporation. She was a member of the Zenith Community Church. Vicki loved animals, gardening, being at the lake, and spending time with friends and family.Survivors include her husband of the home; four brothers; Tim Julian and wife, Donna of Dighton, Tony Julian of Stafford, Gary Julian and wife, Amy of Stafford, and Andrew Julian and wife, Jennifer of Geneseo; sister, Pamela Larson of Spearfish, South Dakota; and good friend, Ramona Schwartz of Ellinwood.She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Allen Ray Julian and Kenneth Harrod; and sister, Anita Volker.Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 9:50 a.m. Friday, December 29, 2023, at Bryant Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, December 29, 2023, at Bryant Funeral Home, with Pastor Daniel Vandenburg presiding. Interment will follow at Pawnee Rock Cemetery. Memorials have been designated to the Golden Belt Humane Society or American Cancer Society, in care of Bryant Funeral Home. To send a flower arrangement or to plant trees in memory of Vicki Sue Hinds, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.

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Arlene Keener

Apr 03, 1939 - Nov 03, 2023

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Stafford, KS

Arlene Rae Keener, 84, died November 3, 2023, at Leisure Homestead Association in Stafford, Kansas. She was born April 3, 1939, in Butte, Montana, the daughter of Thomas Ray and Rhea (Vance) Lewis. Arlene graduated in 1959 from Stanfield High School, Stanfield, Oregon. She then went on to graduate from Capital Business College in Salem, Oregon. After college she worked for Farm Bureau in Pendleton, Oregon for two years, before meeting Darrell Edward Keener. They were married on May 21, 1960, in Stanfield, Oregon and then moved to Kansas. In Hoisington she worked at a bank for ten years but soon found her true calling was horses. Over the years she put on many horse clinics for all levels of riders. Many of those riders she coached have brought home national and world titles. Arlene and Darrell developed an extensive breeding program which encompassed the training and showing of multiple national and world champion horses and their bloodlines. She was there every step of the way from hauling her athletes across the country to sewing their outfits to compete in. Her leadership earned her multiple horse association judge cards, seats on various boards of directors, and eventually earning her Farm Bureau Woman Leader of the Year in 1973. She was able to achieve all of this while being a farm wife and raising four daughters that shared a love and compassion to compete and excel in equestrian competitions. Arlene and Darrell were lifetime members of the American Quarter horse Association, National Reining Horse Association, and Palomino Horse breeders of America. In 1990 Darrell and Arlene bought the bar in Olmitz and ran the Wagon Wheel from 1990-1996. She later worked as a cashier at Walmart. She is survived by her four daughters; DaLena Keener of Hoisington, Dana Stoss (Jerry) of Hoisington, Deana Trail of Lawrence, and Dawn Richardson (Terry) of Lawrence; brothers, Ted Lewis of Woodland, Washington and Daryl Smith of Vancouver, Washington; six grandchildren, Rantz Rowland (Katie) of Hoisington, Luke Keener (Joslyn) of Olmitz, Nakota Rae Allen of Russell, and Ashton and Hayden Ensley of Lawrence, and Eden Ensley of Great Bend; and 3 great grandsons. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Darrell. Visitation will be 9 a. m. to 8 p. m. , Wednesday, with family to greet friends from 6-8 p. m. , Wednesday at the funeral home. Funeral service will be 2 p. m. , Thursday, November 9, 2023, at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home with Pastor Don Fisher presiding. Burial will follow in Walnut Valley Cemetery, rural Barton County, Kansas. Memorials may be made to the Eureka Township for the benefit of the Walnut Valley Cemetery fencing project , in care of Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, PO Box 146, Hoisington, KS 67544. To send a flower arrangement or to plant trees in memory of Arlene Rae Keener, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.

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Dwilette Paulsen

Dec 10, 1929 - Oct 11, 2023

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Stafford, KS

Dwilette was born to Dwight and Irene Blakely on December 10, 1929, and was married to Dale J Paulsen on June 8th, 1952. From this 68 year union was born 5 children: Daniel, Deana, David, Dawn and Darla. She is survived by all 5 children, 2 daughters-in-law, Charlotte & Rebecca, 10 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. She grew up on a farm south of Beeler, Kansas. She attended grade school through 8th grade in a one room schoolhouse in Buda where she was the Ness County spelling bee champion and valedictorian. Then she went to Beeler HIgh School in Ness County where she was a cheerleader, played basketball and was valedictorian of her county and class of 6! She cringed when her children mispelled "misspelled" words and proofread their English papers with a wicked red pen. Dwilette graduated Summa Cum Laude from Kansas State University in Home Economics and was inducted into Mortar Board in 1952. She put her degree to great use cooking, sewing, gardening, canning, feeding hired hands, making potlucks for church and basket dinners for anybody in need in the community. She found creative uses to rock the rickrack and never wasted a scrap as she would put it on Barbie houses, Mommy and me dresses, pot holders and dish towels. She welcomed anyone to our table including hosting card parties, birthday celebrations and hosting many holiday gatherings with holy ham loaf, homemade rolls, pickles, jellies and pies. In 1956, Dwilette and Dale moved to the family farm south of Zenith. She was very active in the Zenith Presbyterian Church. For decades, she taught Young Adult Sunday School and Vacation Bible School. She was also actively involved in missionary, World Day of Prayer and accompanying the congregation on the piano. While raising her children, Dwilette worked as everybody's favorite substitute teacher for over 30 years in the Stafford and Fairfield school districts. She also interviewed hundreds of area farmers and gathered crop samples. She risked her life and a couple pairs of pants to guard dogs as she collected agricultural statistics for the USDA. Dwilette instilled a love of music in her children. She spent many years driving her kids to piano lessons and gave up her peace & tranquility to the sounds of her spawnlings banging on the ivories. She encouraged many children towards leadership, public speaking and community service as a Corn Valley 4H Club leader for 25 years. She helped build and decorate many fair booths. She was sought after for judging sewing and foods at county fairs all over central Kansas. She worked closely with the Kansas State Extension Services all of her life, even organizing and participating in Walk Across Kansas groups through age 89. For over 50 years, Dwilette was a beloved sister with her PEO pals and she hosted many EHU meetings at her home,Dwilette was the International Flying Farmer Queen and traveled extensively with this family oriented organization touring ranches in Costa Rica and all over the USA and Canada. With IFF, she learned to snow ski in her late 40's and took up snowmobiling in Yellowstone in her 80's. She learned how to take off and land an airplane at Pinky's Airstrip in Sylvia, Kansas. In 2008, Dale and Dwilette built their Colorado retirement dream house along a rushing mountain stream south of Rocky Mountain National Park. They spent many summers and delighted in the company of friends and family that would visit. They enjoyed hanging out on the front porch with the smell of the pine trees, the sound of the St. Vrain flowing by and all the little hummingbirds buzzing around the feeders. Dwilette was active with the Allenspark Community Church and spent many days picking fruit and making thousands of jars of jelly to sell for the Hilltop Guild local scholarships. The Area Club in Allenspark appreciated her fundraising activities and she enjoyed dining with friends at the Lunch Bunch at the Highlands Presbyterian Camp and playing dominoes afterwards. Dwilette was a bright, capable, educated woman. She was a woman who lived life to the fullest. She told Dale as he was dying that he had checked everything off her bucket list. She lived with joy, enthusiasm & infectious laughter. She loved people and never knew a stranger. She had a deep faith in our