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KAPPERMAN, Luella D. (Poppe)

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KARST, Violet Fern

            b.  9 Jan 2008 - Emporia, Kansas

            d.  12 Feb 2010 - Russell, Kansas

From obituaries of Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary of Russell 

Violet Fern Karst, age 2, of Russell died on Friday, February 12, 2010 at the Russell Regional Hospital E.R.. Violet was born on January 9, 2008 in Emporia, Kansas the daughter of Jared Steven and Lisa Dianne (Howell) Karst.  Those she leaves behind are her father Jared Karst of Emporia and mother Lisa Karst of Emporia, brother Lucien Walter Karst of Emporia, grandparents Judy Howell of Goddard, Kansas and Steve and Deb Karst of Russell; great grandfathers Leonard H. Major of Dorrance and Gene D. Karst of Russell, great grandmother Janice E. Jack of Benton, Kansas. Preceded in death by her grandfather.




            b.  abt 1905

            d.  23 Dec 2010

From Wichita Eagle - Monday,  December 27, 2010

Kaufman, Doris I., 95, passed away December 23, 2010. Doris was born the daughter of Rudolph and Carolina Kaufman in Kingman County.   Preceded in death by her brothers, Gilbert, Clifford and Everett Kaufman and sisters, Dora Kaufman and Viola Albrecht.   Survived by sister, Evelyn Meisenheimer of Kingman and numerous nieces and nephews.



KAUFMAN, Helen Louise

            b.  9 Sep 1919 - Ellsworth County, Kansas

            d.  14 Jan 2010 - Russell, Kansas

From Hays Daily News - Sunday, January 17, 2010

Helen Louise Stickney, 90,  died Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010, at Wheatland Nursing Center, Russell.    Born Sept. 9, 1919, in Ellsworth County to Carl and Carrie (Cook) Kaufman.    Married JUDSON WILLIAM STICKNEY on May 14, 1938.  He preceded her in death in 1967.   Survivors include a daughter, Ronda Pasek, Russell; four sisters, Leona Champion, San Jose, Calif., Carol Herber and LaFern Prediger, both of Salina, and Dorothy Bay, Russell; a granddaughter; and a great-granddaughter.   Preceded by her husband and a son, Roger Stickney. 



KAUFMAN, Herbert

            b.  4 Sep 1927 - Pretty Prairie, Kansas

            d.  23 Sep 2010 - Hutchinson, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Saturday, September 25, 2010

Herbert Kaufman, 83, of Pretty Prairie, died Sept. 23, 2010, at the Reno County Hospice House.   Born Sept. 4, 1927, in Pretty Prairie, the son of Joseph J. and Frances Graber Kaufman. On July 30, 1948, he married DONA SIVILS. She died Oct. 5, 2005. Survivors include: three sons, Daniel and wife Elizabeth, Castleton, and Joseph, and Jeffrey, both of Pretty Prairie; daughter, Jana Zimmerman and husband Mike, Partridge; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by three brothers, Lawrence, Ralph, and Ed Kaufman, and a sister, Evadna Meisenheimer.




            b.  19 Jan 1913 - Murdock, Kansas

            d.  20 Jan 2010 - Newton, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Monday, January 11, 2010

NEWTON – Marie Kaufman, 96, died Jan. 20, 2010.  Born Jan. 19, 1913, in Murdock, to John J. and Anna Ratzlaff Kaufman.  Survivors include: a brother, Marvin Kaufman; a sister, Elda Kaufman; sisters-in-law, Esther Kaufman, and Helen Kaufman Klaassen; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Peceded in death by her parents, three brothers, and three sisters.



KAUFMAN, Marlys Mae

            b.  25 Mar 1929

            d.  21 Mar 2010

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Tuesday, March 23, 2010

GOESSEL - Marlys Mae Voran, 80, died March 21, 2010.   Born March 25, 1929, to Peter E. and Anna Graber Kaufman.  On June 8, 1952, she married TED R. VORAN.  He died April 19, 2005. Survivors include: sons, Gene, Kent and Randal; daughter, Denise Goertzen; and nine grandchildren.



KAUFMAN, Marvin J.

            b.  21 Oct  1920

            d.  7  Jul 2010

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Friday, July 9, 2010

NEWTON - Marvin J. Kaufman, 89, died July 7, 2010. Born Oct. 31, 1920, to John and Anna Kaufman.

Survivors: wife, Doloris; one sister; children, Marvin E., Karolyn Atchison, Luella Vance, Burdett; many grandchildren and step-grandchildren. His wife Elsie preceded him in death in 1992.



KAUFMAN, Marvin J.

            b.  31 Oct 1920 - Alta Mills, Kansas

            d.  7 Jul 2010 - Newton, Kansas

From Newton Kansan - July 9, 2010

NEWTON — Marvin J. Kaufman, 89, died Wednesday  (July 7, 2010).  Born on Oct. 31, 1920, near Alta Mills, south of Moundridge, to John J. and Anna (Ratzlaff) Kaufman.  Married ELSIE (KREHBIEL) in 1943, and was blessed with four children, Marvin E., Karolyn, Luella and Burdett. His wife Elsie passed away in 1989 and Marvin married DELORIS KRUG in 1992.  Preceded in death by his parents, John J. Kaufman and Anna (Ratzlaff) Kaufman; his wife, Elsie (Krehbiel) Kaufman; brothers, Ed Kaufman, Jake Kaufman and Wilbert Kaufman; and his sisters, Martha Kaufman, Marie Kaufman, Hulda (Kaufman) Schrag and Bertha Kaufman. His survivors include his wife, Doloris Krug Kaufman of Newton; sister, Elda Kaufman of Newton; sister-in-law, Helen (Entz) (Kaufman) Klaassen of Newton; sons, Burdett Kaufman of Newton, and Marvin E. Kaufman and his wife Marilyn of Newton; daughters, Karolyn (Kaufman) Atchison and her husband Johnny of Omaha, Ark., and Luella (Kaufman) Vance and her husband Glen of Augusta; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two stepchildren, Debbie and Terry Maier of Las Vegas, and Ted and Taunya Lindall of Ulysses; five stepgrandchildren; five stepgreat-grandchildren.



KAUFMAN, Marvin Lavern

            b.  3 Dec 1936 - Gering, Nebraska

            d.  18 Jun 2010 - Raleigh, North Carolina

From  The Star-Herald, Scottsbluff, NE  -  on June 21, 2010

RALEIGH, N.C. - Marvin Lavern Kaufman, 73,  died Friday, June 18, 2010.  Born December 3, 1936, to the late Katherine Kaufman Ross and Conrad Kaufman in Gering.   Survivors are two daughters, Sheila Kaufman Smith and husband Ronald of North Augusta, S.C., and Katherine Kaufman Moncol and husband David of Raleigh, N.C.; three granddaughters, Charity Lavern Christensen and husband Dana of Raleigh, N.C., Denise Moncol of Raleigh, N.C., and Kaitlin Moncol of Raleigh, N.C.; great-grandchildren Abby and Sam Christensen; four sisters, Betty Sommer and husband Harold of Scottsbluff, Violet Whaley of Port Orchid, Wash., Elaine Steege and husband Leroy of Kennewick, Wash.; Pat King and husband Alden of Mitchell.  Preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, SHIRLEY SUTTON KAUFMAN.


KAUTZ, Theodore Jack

            b.  13 Jun 1963

            d.  12 Nov  2010 - Anchorage, Alaska

From The Star-Herald, Scottsbluff, NE  - December 11 to December 13, 2010

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Theodore Jack "Ted" Kautz, 47, perished as a result of an acute heat failure on the afternoon of Nov. 12, 2010, while performing his craft of master floor worker at the army base on the outskirts of Anchorage, Alaska. Ted's ashes were distributed by his wife, PATRICIA  (mnu) to various family members for disbursement at various locations he held dear during his too short of time of grace.  Born June 13, 1963.  Ted leaves behind his wife of 20 years, Patricia; mother, Rose; siblings, Michael, Eric, Robert, Joseph and Heidi Argov; their spouses, Rhonda, Julie, Tracey and Shachar Argov respectively; nine nieces and nephews; step-daughters, Miriha Scalt and Karla Hurn and three grandchildren.  Preceding him in death was his father Raymond in 2007.


KECKLER, Virginia L. Brack (Wyatt)

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KEELEY, Ruthe C. (Meier)

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KEHN, Emma (Schnell)

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KEJR, Anna M.

            b.  16 Apr 1918 - Wilson, Kansas

            d.  11 Dec 2010 - Abilene, Kansas

From Salina Journal - Monday, December 13, 2010

ABILENE -- Anna M. Kejr, 92, died Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010 at Enterprise Estates Nursing Center. Born April 16, 1918, in Wilson, the daughter of C. Joe and Anna (Hampl) Kejr.  Preceded in death by: stepmother, Margaret Kejr; sister, Ruth Harmon; and niece, Marsha Heckes. Survivors: niece, Sylvia Chancellor, of Concordia; nephew, Tim Harmon, of Arkansas City; and six great-nieces and -nephews.




            b.  abt 1928

            d.  14 Jun 2010 - Colby, Kansas

From Salina Journal - Tuesday,  June 15, 2010

PAGE CITY -- Ben Keller, 82, died Monday, June 14, 2010, at the Citizen Medical Center, Colby.  Funeral service is at 2 p.m. Friday at Oakley High School Auditorium.




            b.  23 Oct 1927 - Thomas County, Kansas

            d.  14 Jun 2010 - Colby, Kansas

From Hays Daily News - Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Ben L. Keller, 82, Page City, died Monday, June 14, 2010, at Citizens Medical Center.  Born Oct. 23, 1927, in Thomas County to David and Sophia (Busch) Keller.  He married ELSIE UHRICH.   Survivors include his wife, Colby; two sons, Leo Keller and wife, Betty, Oakley, and Les Keller and wife, Jeraldine, Windsor, Colo.; four daughters, Brenda Thompson and husband, Tom, Parker, Colo., Lana Johnson and husband, Mike, Colby, Leanne Dempewolf and husband, Mike, Irving, Texas, and Amy Patrick and husband, Jack, Honeygrove, Texas; two sisters, Rebecca Keller, Edmond, Okla., and Esther Bedore, Colby; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.  Preceded in death by his parents; a son, David Keller; a brother, Daniel Keller; and two sisters, Ruth and Mary Keller. 




            b.  23 Oct 1927 - Thomas County, Kansas

            d.  14 Jun 2010 - Colby, Kansas

From Salina Journal - Thursday, June 17, 2010

COLBY — Ben Keller, 82, of Colby, formerly of Page City, died Monday, June 14, 2010, at the Citizens Medical Center. Born Oct. 23, 1927, in Thomas County, to David and Sophia (Busch) Keller.   Married to ELSIE UHRICH.  Preceded in death by his parents, David and Sophia Keller; son, David Keller; brother, Daniel Keller; and sisters, Ruth and Mary Keller.  Survivors include his wife, Elsie, of the home in Colby; daughters, Brenda Thompson and husband Tom, of Parker, Colo., Lana Johnson and husband Mike, of Colby, Leanne Dempewolf and husband Mike, of Irving, Texas, and Amy Patrick and husband Jack, of Honeygrove, Texas; brothers, Leo Keller and wife Betty, of Oakley, and Les Keller and wife Jeraldine, of Windsor, Colo.; sisters, Rebecca Keller, of Edmond, Okla., and Esther Bedore, of Colby; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. 



KELLER, Benjamin Lorance

            b.  23 Oct  1927 - Thomas County, Kansas

            d.  14 Jun 2010 - Colby, Kansas

From Hays Daily News - Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Benjamin Lorance Keller died  June 14, 2010.  Ben was the fourth child of David and Sophia (Busch) Keller, born on October 23, 1927, in Thomas County on the family farm near Mingo, Kansas.  Married ELSIE UHRICH.   Preceded in death by his parents, David and Sophia Keller, son David L. Keller, sisters Ruth and Mary Keller, brother Daniel Keller, brothers-in-law Leo Keller and Paul Bedore, and sister-in-law Wanda Keller.  He is survived by his wife Elsie of Colby, his daughters Brenda (Tom) Thompson of Parker, CO, Lana (Mike) Johnson of Colby, KS, Leanne (Mike) Dempewolf of Irving, TX, and Amy (Jack) Patrick of Honey Grove, TX.  Grandchildren who survive are: Jada (Luke) Tubbs, Jerad (Brittney) Johnson, Jenna Johnson, all of Colby; Tatum Woerpel-Borges of Denver, CO; Chase Keller of Manhattan, KS; Audrey Keller of Los Angeles, CA; Carter, Page, and Ben Patrick of Honey Grove, TX. Great grandchildren are Liv, Guy and Fia Tubbs of Colby, brothers: Leo W. (Betty) Keller of Oakley, Les (Jeraldine) Keller of Windsor, CO; sisters: Rebecca Keller of Edmond, OK and Esther Bedore of Colby, and many nieces and nephews.  (Note:  Obituary tells the story of his life.)



KELLER, Darrell

            b.  23 Oct 1936  - Pratt, Kansas

            d.  21 July 2010 - Hutchinson, Kansas

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Saturday, July 24, 2010

HUTCHINSON - Darrell "Dee" Keller, 73, died Wednesday, July 21, 2010  Born Oct. 23, 1936, at Pratt, the son of Edgar and Verma Beach Keller.   On Sept. 4, 1959, he married D. LUCILLE ROUSH. She survives. Other survivors include: their children and spouses, Lyn and Bill McLaurine, Sault Sainte Marie, Mich., Jeff and Patty Keller, Haven; a brother, Glenn, Wichita; two sisters, Doris Breeze, South Hutchinson, Carmen Barnes, Denver, Colo.; six grand-children, Daniel, Jamie and Andrew Keller, Michael and Katie Keller and Jack McLaurine.   Preceded in death by: his parents; brothers, Everett, Paul, Ernest, Lowell and infant Kenneth; and sister, Nadine.



KELLER, Dixie Lee (Walters)

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KELLER, Donald Carl

            b.  8  Dec 1923 - Wauseon, Ohio

            d.  19 Oct 2010 - Toledo, Ohio

From The Toledo Blade, Toledo, Ohio, October 21, 2010 

KELLER,  Donald Carl  - Donald C. Keller, of Toledo, passed away on October 19, 2010.  Don was born in Wauseon, Ohio, on December 8, 1923, to Phillip and Eva (Lichtenwald) Keller.  Surviving him are his  wife, MARIE (WOLTMANN) KELLER of 58 years; children Karen (Frank) Shirley, Mark (Donna) Keller, and Kathy Keller (Virginia Borrusch); grandchildren: Heather (Christopher) Bierlein, Ryan (Rebekah) Shirley, Michelle Keller, Kristine Keller, and Charlotte Keller; and great grandchild Eva Marie Bierlein. Also surviving are brothers, Victor Keller and Phillip (Lillian) Keller, as well as an aunt, nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends.   Preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Ruth Ann.


KELLER, Dorothy Lee (Stauffer)

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KELLER, Jimmie A.

            b.  20 May 1946 - Lyons, Kansas

            d.  8 Jan 2010 - Wellton, Arizona

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Wednesday,  January 13, 2010

WELLTON, Ariz. - Jimmie A. Keller, 63, passed away Jan. 8, 2010, at his winter residence in Wellton, Ariz.  Born May 20, 1946, in Lyons, to Alex and Linda Keller.  Survivors include: a brother, Dick Keller; a nephew, Kevin Keller; a niece, Janice Williams; a great nephew, Alec Keller; sisters-in-law, Allison Keller and Corrine Keller.  Preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Jerry Keller.



KELLER, Jimmie A.

            b. 20 May 1946 - Lyons, Kansas

            d.  8 Jan 2010 - Wellton, Arizona

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Saturday, May 22, 2010

LYONS - Jimmie A. Keller, 63, passed  Jan. 8, 2010, at his winter residence in Wellton, Ariz.   Born May 20, 1946, in Lyons, Kan., to Alex and Linda Keller. He proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps in Vietnam.  Survived by: his brother Dick Keller, Payson, Ariz.; nephew, Kevin Keller, Cottonwood Falls, Kan.; niece Janice and her husband Bryan Williams, Shawnee, Kan.; great-nephew, Alec Keller, Cottonwood Falls, Kan.; sisters-in-law, Allison Keller, Shawnee, Kan., and Corrine Keller, Cottonwood Falls, Kan.  Preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Jerry Keller.



KELLER, Jon Ramon

            b.  18 Aug  1939

            d.  10 Feb 2010 - Marshall, Michigan

From Hutchinson (Kan) News - Sunday, February 14, 2010

MARSHALL, Mich. - Jon Ramon Keller, 71, died Feb. 10, 2010.   Born Aug. 18, 1939. On Feb. 13, 1960, he married GLORIA GWEN WHEELER. They divorced. On June 17, 1969, he married MERYLE LYNN BIGHAM. They divorced. On Dec. 5, 1970, he married MARIE CHARITY BOYD. They divorced. On Aug. 20, 1977, he married KATHRYN FAYE SMITH. Survivors include: his wife; daughters, Brenda Hamilton, Audrey Thornburg and Tanya Smith; son, Kristofer; brother, Melvin Joe; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.


KELLER, Josephine (Zimmerman)

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KELLER, Linda R. (Lind)

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KELLER, Melvin L.

            b.  14  May 1937 - Hunter, Kansas

            d.  23 Mar 2010

From Salina Journal - Friday, March 26, 2010

BELLEVILLE -- Melvin L. Keller, 72, of Belleville, formerly of Hunter, died Tuesday, March 23, 2010.    Born May 14, 1937, near Hunter to John and Lena (Schoen) Keller. He married GRACE KRALICEK. She survives.   Other survivors include his two daughters, Kerry (Kevin) Johnson, of Belleville, and Konnie Williams, of Overland Park; three grandchildren, Kelby and Kale Johnson and Jaylee Williams; a sister, Dorothy Reiter, of Evergreen, Colo.; and a brother, Richard (Evelyn), of Hunter. 



KELLER, Melvin L.

            b.  14 May 1937 - Hunter, Kansas

            d.  23 Mar 2010

From Lucas-Sylvan News - Thursday, April 1, 2010

Melvin L. Keller, 72, of Belleville,  died Tuesday, March 23, 2010.  Born May 14, 1937, near Hunter to John and Lena (Schoen) Keller.   Married GRACE KRALICEK on September 3, 1961  Melvin is survived by his wife, Grace, of the home; daughters, Kerry and husband Kevin Johnson of Belleville, Konnie Williams of Overland Park; three grandchildren, Kelby and Kale Johnson and Jaylee Williams; his brother, Richard and wife Evelyn of Hunter; sister Dorothy Reiter of Evergreen, Colorado.   Preceded in death by his parents; sister Ruby Zimmerman; and his brothers, Harold and Leonard.



KELLER, Richard

            b.  abt 1931

            d.   21 Aug 2010 - Sioux Falls, South Dakota

From Salina Journal - Wednesday, August 25, 2010

HUNTER -- Richard Keller, 79, of Hunter, passed away Saturday, Aug. 21, 2010, in Sioux Falls, S.D.
Survivors include his wife, Evelyn "Jake" Keller, of Sioux Falls; one daughter, Kathy Kelly, of Sioux Falls; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one sister, Dorothy Reiter, of Denver.   Richard was born north of Hunter on the family farm May 11, 1931 to John and Lena (Schoen) Keller.  He was the second youngest of six siblings.   Married  EVELYN "JAKE" THOMAS.  Together they were blessed with a son, Rick and daughter, Kathy.  Richard served his country for four years in the National Guard.  Thankful for having shared his life are his wife, Evelyn "Jake" Keller of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; daughter, Kathy (Wesley) Kelly of  Sioux Falls, South Dakota; granddaughters, Kendra (James) Johnson of Brandon, South Dakota, Kelsey Kelly of Kansas City, Kansas, and Rachel (He Chris) Hlad of Hesston, Kansas;  grandson, Rich Keller of Sylvan Grove, Kansas; great-grandchildren: Kaylee, Carter asnd Cooper Johnson and one sister, Dorothy Reiter, Denver, Colorado, his three sister-in-laws and many nieces, nephews and friends.  Preceded in death by his son, Richard (Rick) Keller; his parents, brothers, Leonard, Harold and Melvin and one sister, Ruby Zimmerman.



KERBS, Alta M. (Scott)

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KERR, Florence A. (Gabel)

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            b.  20 Oct 1938 - Wichita, Kansas

            d.  29 May 2010

From Wichita Eagle, Monday, May 31, 2010

Kerschen, Gerard J., 71, passed away May 29, 2010.  Born to Sylvester and Pauline Kerschen on Oct. 20, 1938 in Wichita.  Survived by wife, Shirley son, Brian (Candra) Kerschen; daughters, Kristi (Nate) Prewitt, Melissa Gonsalves and Kimberly Kerschen; brother, Paul Kerschen; sisters, Kathy (Tom) Borniger and  Mary Beth (Ken) Johnson; grandchildren, Whitney, Aaron, Seth, Madison, Zachary, Kaley, Sydney, and Carley, Kelsey (deceased).



KERSHNER, George, Jr.

            b. 28 Dec  1920 - Nekoma, Kansas

            d.  24 Jun 2010 - Great Bend, Kansas

From Great Bend (Kan) Tribune, - Saturday, June 26, 2010

George Junior Kershner, 89, died June 24 (2010) at Central Kansas Medical Center, Great Bend.   Born Dec. 28, 1920, at Nekoma, the son of George E. and Maude (Wells) Kershner.   Married MARJORIE EILEEN KUEFFER on Dec. 7, 1941.  Survivors include his wife, Marjorie, of the home; two daughters, Jann Sherman and husband Dennis of Great Bend and Susanne Price of Wichita; one brother, Frank Kershner and wife Dorothy of Rush Center; one sister, June Moeller and husband Alvin of Loveland, Colo.; three grandchildren, Julia Davis of Wichita, Jill Sherman of Manhattan and Todd Sherman of Olathe; and numerous nieces and nephews.   Preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Dwight Kershner and his wife, Ada.