Obituaries

Ruth Lisenby
B: 1933-02-22
D: 2017-12-11
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Lisenby, Ruth
Arnold Brown
B: 1932-07-05
D: 2017-11-28
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Brown, Arnold
Francis Tauber
B: 1937-10-14
D: 2017-11-23
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Tauber, Francis
Elsie Bryan
B: 1927-10-22
D: 2017-11-18
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Bryan, Elsie
Mary Ann Porter
B: 1934-04-11
D: 2017-11-10
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Porter, Mary Ann
Duane Beckley
B: 1924-04-02
D: 2017-11-10
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Beckley, Duane
Wilbern Rex Wilson
B: 1949-08-06
D: 2017-11-08
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Wilson, Wilbern Rex
Michael Hake
B: 1959-06-13
D: 2017-11-04
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Hake, Michael
Betty Behring
B: 1944-05-07
D: 2017-10-29
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Behring, Betty
Mary Oard
B: 1921-02-24
D: 2017-10-29
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Oard, Mary
Pauline Zerr
B: 1927-11-24
D: 2017-10-23
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Zerr, Pauline
Richard Mann
B: 1938-03-15
D: 2017-10-23
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Mann, Richard
John Moore
B: 1933-03-16
D: 2017-10-22
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Moore, John
James Boeger
B: 1956-05-06
D: 2017-10-13
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Boeger, James
Robert Novak
B: 1934-12-10
D: 2017-10-07
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Novak, Robert
Elmer Holthus
B: 1927-06-24
D: 2017-10-07
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Holthus, Elmer
Arlene Billington
B: 1938-01-21
D: 2017-10-04
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Billington, Arlene
Lenard Ribordy
B: 1926-08-29
D: 2017-09-29
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Ribordy, Lenard
Joni Garrison
B: 1957-01-25
D: 2017-09-22
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Garrison, Joni
Wilfred Gallion
B: 1932-10-16
D: 2017-09-19
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Gallion, Wilfred
Frank Tartaglia
B: 1942-04-15
D: 2017-09-19
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Tartaglia, Frank

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Jason A. Baalmann, Owner/ Funeral Director/ Embalmer

Jason Baalmann grew up in Oakley, KS, graduated from Oakley High School and then attended Kansas City Kansas Community College where he received a degree in mortuary science.  After college he served his apprenticeship and worked as a funeral director and embalmer at Ryan Mortuary in Salina, KS. While there he met his wife Shane, a native of Grainfield, KS, and they were married. In 2010, they moved back to Western Kansas and opened Baalmann Mortuary.  Jason and Shane have three children, Liam, Elan and Audra.

Taron J. Davis, Funeral Director/ Embalmer

Taron Davis grew up in Rock Port, MO and graduated from Rock Port R-II. He attended Northwest Missouri State University before deciding to enter into the funeral profession.  He received his mortuary science degree from Kansas City Kansas Community College. Taron served his apprenticeship and started his career as a funeral director and embalmer at Ryan Mortuary, Salina. He also worked for Warren-McElwain Mortuary, Lawrence, where he furthered his career before joining Baalmann Mortuary in 2015. Taron is licensed by the state of Kansas to sell life and health insurance. In his spare time he enjoys being with family and friends, weightlifting and playing sports.

Joshua M. Whyte, Assistant Funeral Director

Josh grew up in Wichita, KS and graduated from Wichita West High School. Before entering the funeral industry he worked as an aircraft mechanic.  He is currently attending Amarillo College of Mortuary Science and graduates in December, 2017. Josh and his wife Lori moved to Northwest Kansas in 2016, when he joined Baalmann Mortuary.