Mary “Beth” (Dinges) Staab, 66, died Monday, Dec. 25, 2017.

A celebration of life service will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Feb. 17 at Eberly Farms, 1311 W. 21st N. Wichita, KS.

James Joseph “Jim” Thomson, 63, Osborne, died Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, at his home.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Paradise United Methodist Church, Paradise; cremation has been selected, with inurnment in Natoma City Cemetery. Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary of Russell and Natoma is in charge of the arrangements.

Michael L. Jones, 67, Hays, died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, at Hays Medical Center.

Services are entrusted to Cline’s-Keithley Mortuary of Hays, 1919 E. 22nd, Hays, KS 67601. Condolences can be left by guestbook at or can be sent via email to

Eleanor M. Schippers, 92, Victoria, died Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, at Via Christi Village Care Center, Hays.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Basilica of St. Fidelis, Victoria; burial in St. Fidelis Cemetery, Victoria. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Saturday, both at Cline’s Mortuary, Victoria. A vigil will be at 6:30 p.m. Friday, followed by a Daughters of Isabella/Christian Mothers and VFW Ladies Auxiliary memorial service at 7 p.m., all at the mortuary.

Patricia Diane (Kilian) Walker, 84, Russell, died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, at Main Street Manor, Russell. Services will be at 10 a.m., Saturday at St. John Lutheran Church; burial in St. John Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary of Russell, with family present to greet friends from 6 to 7 p.m.

Donald James Wasinger, 59, Wichita, died Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, in Wichita.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church, 11000 SW Blvd. Schulte. A rosary will be at 9 a.m. Monday at the church.

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