JOAN F. (THOMAS) McGEOCH

 JOAN F. (THOMAS) McGEOCH
 Joan F. (Thomas) McGeoch, 64 years of age, of Concordia, passed away Monday, March 24, 2014, at Salina Regional Health Center in Salina. She was born on December 29, 1949, in Concordia to Archie and Irma “Darlene” (Collins) Thomas.
 Joan is survived by two daughters, Mary Thomas, Kearn McGeoch; granddaughter, Alice McGeoch, all of Concordia; mother, Darlene Thomas of Belleville; two sisters, Willeta Persinger and husband Gene of Hutchinson, Viola Thomas; two brothers, Howard Thomas and wife Carmen, Cotton Thomas and wife Sandy, all of Belleville; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father; and a brother, Paul Thomas.
Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, March 28, 2014, in the Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home with Pastor Jeff Nielsen officiating. Interment will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Concordia. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday, March 27, 2014, in the Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home in Concordia. Memorials are suggested to the family’s choice in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be left online at www.chaputbuoy.com. Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home in Concordia is in charge of arrangements.

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LORENA BRUNELL

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 LORENA BRUNELL  Lorena Brunell, 95 years of age, of Aurora, passed away Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at Sunset Nursing Center in Concordia. She was born on March 22, 1919, in Concordia to Clarence and Sadie (Empson) Hinson. Lorena married Frank Brunell on June 4, 1938,... [More]

RUBY "LORENE" SMITH

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RODNEY DAMMAN

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