Rebecca Lynn Baer, 59, Russell, died Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, at Salina Regional Hospital.


She was born Aug. 8, 1961, in Phoenix to William P. and Iva Darlene (Gordon) Baer.


She was a switchboard operator for many years at Russell Regional Hospital.


Survivors include two sons, Jake Kossak, Mount Vernon, Ill., and Jeremy Kimmel, Russell; a sister, Donna Donnell, Russell; and eight grandchildren.


A celebration of life service will be held at a later date and cremation has been selected by the family.


Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, Russell, is in charge of the arrangements.