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Shirley Hoppock

Oct 28, 1928 - Nov 13, 2023

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Salina, KS

passed away November 13, 2023, at Presbyterian Manor in Salina, Kansas. Shirley was born October 28, 1928, in Sterling Kansas, the daughter of Mark and Elsie Elliott. Preceding her in death was her husband of 64 years, Glenn Hoppock; her parents, Mark and Elsie Elliott; sisters, Erma Ringer, Bernese Taylor, Wilma Gossard, Evelyn Davis and brother, Everett Elliott. Survivors include her two sons; Michael (Polly) Hoppock of Salina, Douglas (Nancy) Hoppock of Overland Park; five grandchildren, Erin...Read More

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Janice Lynn Smart

Mar 21, 1941 - Feb 03, 2024

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Salina, KS

, 82, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 3, 2024 in her home at Reflections Retirement Resort in Salina, Kansas. She was born on March 21, 1941, to Lloyd V. and Una (Bailey) Rinker. Jan grew up in Solomon, KS and graduated from Solomon High School. She was a homemaker who also worked several part-time jobs over the years. One of those jobs was at the Wonder Bread Store where she met “that cocky young truck-driver” Roger Smart who drove for the Bread Store. He ended up being the love of her life and they married on March 24, 1978. Jan and Rog shared 35 wonderful years together before he passed away and she missed him tremendously. Jan would tell you that the most important job she ever had was raising kids and taking care of her family. Her kids couldn’t be more proud of the woman she was and are forever thankful they were lucky enough to have her for a Mom. Jan would tell everyone not to mourn her because she is finally with Rog. Jan’s favorite past-times included bowling, playing softball, coaching her daughters (and many other “adopted” daughters) in softball, and planting flowers. In addition to those, her love of sewing turned into a love of quilting which lasted her entire lifetime. She thoroughly enjoyed passing that love to everyone – whether through teaching the art of quilting or through gifting a quilt. She even taught her daughters to quilt! Loved family members left behind include son, Brett Sidles of Assaria, daughter, Jaelyn and husband Mike of Solomon, daughter Una Vincent of Salina; grandchildren Danielle and husband Dylan Schmidt, Dalton and wife Kara Ecton, Kinsey Ecton, Logan Ecton and partner Hannah Dautel; great-grandchildren Evan, Thea, Brexton, and Gavin Schmidt, Josie Barrow, Lucie Ecton. She is also survived by her sister Carol and husband Dave Siebert. Jan was preceded in death by her parents, Lloyd and Una Rinker, brothers Ronald and Keith and the love of her life, Roger. Cremation has taken place and, per her wishes, there will not be a memorial service. Cards to the family may be sent in care of Ryan Mortuary. Memorial contributions may be made to Salina Animal Shelter. To to the family or in memory of Janice Lynn (Rinker) Smart, please

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Stuart Garland Johannes

Nov 24, 1962 - Feb 18, 2024

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Salina, KS

, 61, of Salina, passed away Sunday, February 18, 2024. He was born November 24, 1962 in Truckee, California to Jack G. and J. Carolyn (Barnard) Johannes. He enjoyed his childhood in the Lake Tahoe area until his family’s move to Salina in 1969. During adolescence, he played brass instruments with the Salina Silver Sabres Drum and Bugle Corps and attended Salina Central High School where he was involved in the marching Mustangs, Free Spirit singers, and was an honor member of Thespian Troupe 634. He graduated in 1980. Stuart married Jeanette K. (Johnson) on October 25, 1986. There were two offspring born to this union: daughters Jannell Kaylynn and Stephanie Gayl, regularly referred to by Stuart as his two greatest wonders of this world. During his adult life he was a manager for Green Lantern Carwashes for 29 years and an owner of StuJo’s Carwashes for 7 years. Stuart was preceded in death by his father Jack G. Johannes, nephew Elliot Jacob Johannes, many dearly loved grandparents, and uncle James Lowell Johannes. He is survived by his mother J. Carolyn of Salina, sister Stacey (O’Shea) of Salina, brother Stephan of Manhattan, brother Jack II of Salina, daughter Jannell of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and daughter Stephanie of Salina. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, February 24 at Ryan Mortuary. Inurnment will take place at a later date. Memorials may be made to Keep Tahoe Blue or VFW of Salina, in care of Ryan Mortuary, 137 North Eighth Street, Salina, Kansas 67401. To to the family or in memory of Stuart Garland Johannes, please

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Joyce Gorton

Feb 24, 1945 - Feb 20, 2024

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Salina, KS

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Theodore Frederick Willard

Jul 30, 1957 - Feb 14, 2024

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Salina, KS

Theodore “Ted” Frederick Willard was born on July 30, 1957 in Fort Scott, Kansas toBertha M. and Paul F. Willard. He graduated from Fort Scott High School andattended North Central Kansas Technical College in Beloit, Kansas.Ted married the love of his life Cheryl Kay Wilson, who preceded him in death.Ted was a tower crane operator for 35 years and a member of the TeamstersUnion. He helped build most of the skyscraper buildings in downtown Kansas City,Missouri during this period.His brother, Leo Charles Willard and sister, Carol Sue Hall also preceded him indeath.He is survived by his beloved daughter, Capri Kay Willard (Rebekah); mother-in-law,Deloris Neumayer; sister, Gayle Lewis; bonus sister, Janice Anderson (Paul); andmany nieces, nephews, and cousins. Also, his caregivers, Dana Hill and DebLebreque who did a wonderful job caring for him the last few years.Ted loved monster trucks and car rallies but his favorite hobby was roller skatingwith Capri on the weekends.The family would like to thank Gentiva Hospice for their services.Visitation will be from 9:00 am - 10:00 am, Saturday, February 24, at Carlson-Geisendorf Funeral Home, 500 S. Ohio St., Salina, Kansas.Funeral Services will follow at 10:00 am, at the funeral home.Ted will be buried at Gypsum Hill Cemetery, Salina.Donations may be made to People in Need Payee Program or the American Cancer Society, in care of the funeral home.To send an online condolence, visit www.carlsonfh.net or on Facebook.

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Velma McLaughlin

Sep 09, 1947 - Feb 18, 2024

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Salina, KS

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Donald Abbott

Feb 27, 1958 - Feb 05, 2024

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Salina, KS

"On February 5, 2024, Donald “Donnie” Abbott, 65, died peacefully in his sleep at Salina Regional Hospital in Salina, Kansas with his wife and youngest son at his side. Donnie was born on February 27, 1958 in Frankfurt, Germany to Thomas and Jean Abbott. The Abbott’s moved back to the US where Donnie and his 9 other siblings attended Wakefield High School in Wakefield, KS. After graduating high school in 1976, he enlisted in the United States Air Force where he spent time back in Germany as a Mechanic for F-4 fighters. Upon leaving the Air Force he worked various jobs. This led him to eventually working as an electrician building mobile homes in McPherson, Kansas where he met his former spouse, Pamela Abbott. They got married and had their first child. Donnie then decided it was time to get ready to support a family and earned his HVAC certification. This certification took him to Topeka, where they had their daughter, onto Florida where they had their youngest son and then ultimately settling down back in Kansas. Life doesn’t always go as planned and Donnie and Pamela decided to part ways many years later. Donnie moved to Salina, Kansas and started working for Callabresi Heating and Cooling. It was while working here he saw a beautiful woman named Dana Miller who lived a few blocks away. She would run by his house on her daily route. He eventually got her to stop by on one of those runs. Donnie finally won her heart and got her to say “I Do” on October 22, 2016 in Salina, Kansas. He enjoyed the life he built with Dana and their pets. It didn’t matter if it was building new projects for Dana, sitting out by the fire, fishing, or helping a friend with whatever they may need, he was there for it with a smile on his face most of the time. Donnie was a proud and active member of the American Legion. He took pride in getting to help with funerals and anything they may need. After the initial diagnosis of the cancer there was no question in his mind what he wanted to do. He fought, and he fought hard for 2 years. He continued to work up until his body just wouldn’t allow it anymore. He got to enjoy many years of watching his grandkids grow up. He allowed Dana to give input, but he took pride in getting to be the one picking out all of the Christmas presents every year. Donnie is survived by his wife, Dana Miller; daughter Stephanie (Abbott) Burke and husband Jody Burke; son Cory Abbott and fiancé Hope Tanner. He leaves behind his grandchildren: Dalton Burke, Ryker Burke, Lakyn Burke, and Brantley Boyle. He is also survived by siblings Susan Gibson of Junction City, KS; Michael Abbott and wife Lori of Manhattan, KS; David Abbott of Manhattan, KS; and John Abbott and wife Lorie of Bellevue, NE; He is also loved and remembered by his former spouse Pamela Abbott and a host of nieces, great nieces, nephews, and great nephews. Donnie is preceded in death by his son Sean Abbott; Parents Thomas and Jean Abbott; and siblings Thomas Abbott Jr., Walter Abbott, Linda Abbott, Virginia (Abbott) Knopp, and Paul Abbott. The family has chosen to have a “Celebration of Life Memorial Service to be held at The American Legion Post #366, 405 Floral Dr. Hillsboro, Kansas on Saturday, March 2, 2024 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. He made an impact on many lives. He will be forever missed. Until we meet again. Memorials are to Veterans Affairs and they can be sent to Glidden-Ediger-Wiggins Funeral Home, 222 W. Euclid St., McPherson, KS 67460."

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Daniel Joe Verhoeff

Feb 14, 1983 - Feb 16, 2024

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Salina, KS

Daniel "Dan" Joe Verhoeff passed away peacefully at Salina Regional Health Center after a short battle with cancer on Friday, February 16, 2024, with his family beside him. He was born in Salina, KS, on February 14, 1983, to Bill Joe Verhoeff and Teresa Joann Gill. Dan graduated from Salina High School South and also Salina Area Vo-Tech in Auto Body. Dan worked in the parts business over 20 years, spending 13 years with an automotive parts company in Salina, then switched his parts career over to heavy duty trucks. He started with Freightliner in Salina as a parts counter salesman in 2013, soon realizing his knowledge and great qualities, he was promoted to Parts Manager in 2019 for Truck Center Companies. He was passionate about anything with moving parts, engines, and his valued customers. While Dan could be quiet and reserved, he was always concerned and cared about his customers and whatever needs they had and was always eager to help them. The satisfaction he got out of the parts business was that he could help solve someone's problems and get them back out onto the road while never taking anything in return. When he made up his mind that he was going to do something, he was extremely focused and determined to accomplish whatever task it was with whatever means it took. Dan was a very intelligent man and loved to research and read about everything. Being an all around handy man, he could fix anything! If you needed information about something, no need to ask Google, just ask Dan! He had a lot of hobbies which included vehicles, motors, watching football, and listening to AM radio. He spent a lot of time in his shop fixing vehicles, most of the time for other people at his own expense. Dan is survived by his father and stepmother, Bill and Lisa Verhoeff of Lone Jack, MO; mother, Teresa Gill of Salina; and sister, Kelly Verhoeff of Cleveland, OH. Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at Ryan Mortuary, 137 N. Eighth Street, Salina, KS 67401. A small reception will be held there following the service. Memorials can be made to Make-A-Wish as Dan generously donated to children's charities. To to the family or in memory of Daniel J. Verhoeff, please

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Robert W. Mathews

Sep 06, 1961 - Feb 15, 2024

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Salina, KS

, fondly known as Bob, passed away on February 15, 2024, at Salina, Kansas. He was born on September 06, 1961, in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania to Charles H. Mathews, Jr and Helen (Gindlesperger) Herber. Bob will forever be remembered by his son, Robert (Ann); his cherished grandson, Eli; his mother, Helen; his siblings, Charlie (Holly), Teresa, and Steve (Bing); his close friends, Kenny & Rayleen Wright and Doris Lauzara. He was predeceased by his father Charles and stepfather Richard Herber. He is survived by his mother, siblings, children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Robert was a Salina Central High School graduate, class of 1979. He was a devoted fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Robert’s departure leaves a gap in our hearts. May his spirit find tranquility and may those he left behind find comfort in the memories they shared with him. To to the family or in memory of Robert W. Mathews, please

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Richard Spracklin

Jan 20, 1943 - Feb 12, 2024

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Salina, KS

of Salina peacefully passed away at Salina Regional Health Center Monday February 12, 2024 Dick the son of Elroy and Violet (Naegele) Spracklin was born January 20, 1943, in Fort Riley, Kansas later moving to Sylvan Grove Kansas where he grew up and graduated from Sylvan High school. Dick had fond memories growing up in Sylvan Grove with all of his aunts, uncles and cousins, the Naegeles. Dick moved to Salina and was working at a gas station when he met the love of his life, Alma, who lived next door. The two were married and soon after had a son, Tom. Dick was very proud of his almost 30, year career with the Salina Fire Department as well as his off-duty job installing carpet with Alma working by his side. Dick had a passion (obsession) for cars. In the mid to late 70’s he began customizing vans then turning to street rods. Dick built from the ground up many old hot rods. He enjoyed traveling the country with Alma and countless friends going to car shows, showing off his amazing cars and winning many awards. He also enjoyed traveling the countryside with his trusty side kick Paul buying, selling whatever car treasures they could find and sharing his years of car wisdom. But his main passion was his family. Spending time with Alma, Tom and his grandkids. For their entire school years Dick could be found taking Emily, Lucas and Tanner to and from school and activities. After Alma’s passing in 2020 Dick took a part time job driving for Conklin’s. He loved his new job and the new Conklin friends he made. Dick was preceded in death by his loving wife Alma, parents Elroy and Violet Spracklin and sister, Leeann Nelson. He is survived by his children Brenda Mettlen, Cindy (Lee) Soldan and his son Tom Spracklin. Grandkids, Andrew and Logan Mettlen, Daryl Armstrong, Morgan Soldan, Emily, Lucas and Tanner Spracklin. A memorial service has been planned for Monday February 26 at 10 am at Ryan Mortuary. There will be no procession but if anyone would like to drive their hot rods to the service, I know Dick would have loved it! Please dress casually. Memorials may be made to the Salina Animal Shelter. To to the family or in memory of Richard “Dick” Spracklin, please

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Melvin L. Wood

Nov 14, 1947 - Feb 13, 2024

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Salina, KS

SALINA - , 76, passed away Tuesday, February 13, 2024. He was born in Battle Creek, Michigan to Donnie and Carol Wood. Melvin served three tours in Vietnam and retired from the National Guard. He met Karen while serving at Fort Riley in 1971. They have lived the last 52 years in Kansas. He worked in the manufacturing field as a painter and retired from Power Ad 14 years ago. Prior to his death, he worked part time at Dillons on Planet Avenue. Woody (as everyone knew him) loved bowling, fishing, golfing, hunting, corn hole and playing pool with family and friends. Survivors include his wife, Karen; sons, Tony Wood (Trisha) and Jamie Wood (Jenner) all of Salina; daughter, Lori Voight (Craig) of Freedom, Wisconsin; brothers, Maynard Wood (Darlene) of Wellington, Kansas, Dwain Wood (Karyn) of Helena, Montana; and sister, Dorothy Wagner of Paulding, Ohio; grandchildren, Carissa Sommerlund (Joe), Tyler Wood (Kelssey), Trevor Wood (Peyton), Trey Wood (Kashia), and Livianna, Alexia and Elizabeth all of Salina, Jacob Wood of Junction City, Trent Wood (Schai) of Chapman, Kansas, Alexis Liles and Allie Voight of Freedom, Wisconsin; great-grandchildren, Adlee and Wesley (Carissa), Axell and Axten (Tyler), Zaida (Trey), and Willow (Trent). He was preceded in death by his parents, Donnie and Carol Wood; brothers, Mike and Donnie; and sister, Mary. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Friday, February 16, 2024. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, February 17th all at Ryan Mortuary, Salina. Inurnment will follow in Gypsum Hill Cemetery, Salina. Memorials in his honor to Saline County Relay For Life. To to the family or in memory of Melvin L. Wood, please

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