Larry D. Blixt was born April 26, 1938 in Arnold, Nebraska. He passed away on November 27, 2020. His parents, Manfred and Ildie (Wheeler) Blixt had seven children of which Larry was the oldest. He attended Hazel Dell Grade School and graduated from Logan County High School in 1956. In 1958 he came to Chapman, Kansas to work on Interstate 70. He also worked on the Milford Dam Project and the Atlas Missile Bases.
Claire Runft, 86, passed away on November 19, 2020 at Avita Assisted Living after an extended struggle with Spina Cerebral Atrophy, SCA. Her adoring husband, Howard preceded her in death in 2016.
Paul Eugene Golden, age 88, passed away on November 6, 2020 at Wesley Medical Center. He was born August 16, 1921 in South Dakota and grew to manhood in Herington, Kansas. He graduated with the class of 1950, then served his country in the Navy aboard the U.S.S. Leyte. He retired from Boeing and USD 259.
Tracy William Gatch, 76 of Salina, passed away Monday, November 23, 2020, in Salina, KS. Tracy was born March 21, 1944, in Abilene, KS. He was the son of Dewain and Katharine (Lueker) Gatch and is survived by his sister, Connie Stevens, of Salina.
Elvira’s life began on August 10, 1946 in Herington. She was the daughter of Sam and Antonia (Mesa) Corona. Elvira graduated from Herington High School. She was united in marriage to Stephen C. Lewis on February 19, 1966 in Herington. Elvira was a homemaker and matriarch of her family. She enjoyed caring for her family. Elvira loved to play bingo any chance she was able. She also was a member of the Ladies Aid group in Herington. Her loving family includes her children Stephen (Deana) Lewis, Jr of Herington, Stephanie Lewis of Topeka and Sammi (John) Peterson of Topeka; grandchildren Brantin “Jake” Beeton, T.J. Peterson, Mia Peterson, Taylor Baldwin, Hunter Herrera, and Brandon Craig and siblings Lola (Miguel) Vasquez of Wichita, Ralph (Kathy) Corona of Salina, and Stella (Tom) Shupping of Morganton, NC. Elvira, age 74, passed away at her home in Topeka, KS on Saturday November 7, 2020 surrounded by her family. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, and brothers Alvin “David” Corona and Rudy Corona. No formal services are being planned and the family asks that you remember Elvira in your own special way. Yazel-Megli Funeral Home, Herington is serving the family. Memorial contributions in her name may be directed to Herington Community Hospital Foundation. Please sign her online guestbook and leave a memory of Elvira at www.ymzfh.com.