Faith Esther Allen was born on Oct. 1, 2013, and went on to be with our Lord and Savior. Faith left behind her wonderful parents, Andrew and Josie (Henry) Allen. Faith is survived by her grandparents, Ed and Patty Allen, Darwin and Nadine Henry and Mary Lynn Henry. Faith also is survived by her aunts and uncles, Tammy and Troy McNeil, Tyler and Stacey Allen, Ryan and Melody Allen, Ron and Regina Henry and Marc Henry; her cousins, Tyler Henry, Jaden McNeil, Ashton Allen, Jessica Henry, Shaylee McNeil, Brynna Allen and Ryder Allen. Faith was preceded in death by her aunt, Jessye´ Lizabeth Allen.
 Funeral services will be held at The Baptist Church, Concordia, on Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, at 11 a.m. with Pastor David Fabarez officiating. Burial will be on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, at 3 p.m. at Price Cemetery, Lebanon. Visitation will be from 12-8 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, with family greeting friends from 7-8 p.m., at the funeral home.
 In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorials to the Faith Esther Allen Memorial Fund to be designated later by the family in care of the funeral home. For online condolences, please visit



 MARJORIE I. GATES  Marjorie I. Gates, age 94, died Monday, Nov. 23, 2015. at Cloud County Health Center, Concordia. She was born May 14, 1921, to Jordan and Alice (Barber) Rexroat. Marjorie graduated from Downs High School. She then attended Fort Hays State University... [More]



 Patricia “Pat” Ellen (Pryor) Cox was born on March 18, 1931 in Nebraska City, Neb., to Glendon and Nita (Dillon) Pryor. She passed away November 19, 2015, in Concordia, Kan.  As a young girl she spent many happy times with relatives and friends in and around... [More]


 Jack D. Burns, age 66, died Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015, at Cloud County Health Center, Concordia, Kan. He was born on July 8, 1949, in Concordia, Kan., to Hiram J. “Jack” and Clara L. (Seals) Burns.  Jack graduated from Concordia High School. He served in... [More]

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