Sunday, May 29, 2011



 I sent an email to Charles & Don and heard back from Don.  He gave us an update on Charles. . . .

"Charlie, continues to become stronger, but it is a slow process.
He remains in a skilled nursing facility and I don't know how much longer he will be there.
You asked about the tornadoes last week, the storms that contained them went north and south of us about 20 to 30 miles apart.  We dodged them again thankfully.

Thanks for writing and inquiring about Charlie."

Charles & Don, we continue to pray for both of you.
We realize that it IS a slow process to recover, but we are very Thankful that Charles is recovering and that you, Don,  are close enough to be with him during this time. 

It is good to hear that the tornadoes went around you and you were safe during that time.


Thursday, May 19, 2011


Gene and Lois Bonar
(Lois Rounkles - Class of 1960)
will be celebrating their
50th Wedding Anniversary
Sat., May 28 - 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
at the home of
Gina and Mitch Ramey's home
 (daughter and son-in-law)
Parsons, KS

They were married at the
Paradise United Methodist Church
June 3, 1961

Lois and Gene have 3 children:
Daughter - Gina Ramey and husband, Mitch.
Son - Warren and his wife, Sarah.
Son - Greg

Gina & Mitch have one son - Jay.
Jay's children are Layla & Ivan.
Warren & Sarah have 3 children - Keelyn Marie, Braden and Brett.
Greg has one daughter - Olivia Lynn
Congratulations Lois and Gene


Sunday, May 15, 2011


Sharon Leiker
(Class of 1960)

We received an email from Sharon's granddaughter, Nicole, saying that Sharon passed away May 14, 2011.

Nicole requested prayer for their family and said that it was a great comfort to know that her grandmother is with "Our Savior & Redeemer in heaven."
You can send condolences to Sharon's daughter,
Richelle Leiker
1106 State St.
Salina, KS  67401

SUN CITY WEST, Ariz. -- Sharon A. Leiker, 69, of Sun City West, Ariz., formerly of Salina, passed away Saturday, May 14, 2011. She was born April 11, 1942 in Paradise, the daughter of Ray Max and Edith Viola (Paxton) Dwinelle.

Sharon was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Marvin Dwinelle; and sister, Betty McNeal. Survivors include two daughters, Deb Leiker, of Minneapolis and Richelle Leiker, of Salina; son, Josh Leiker, of Pittsburg, Kansas; special friend, Keyton Barker, of Sun City West, Ariz.; five grandchildren, Travis Leiker, Steven Watkins, Nicole Krob and husband Cody, Dustin Boatright and Zach Leiker; and five great-grandchildren, Elijah, K’lee, Ashlyn, Camrin and Natasha.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 21, 2011 at Ryan Mortuary, 137 N. Eighth. Memorials may be made to the Paradise Methodist Church or Grand Avenue United Methodist Church, Salina in care of the mortuary.

043742 - 043979

Saturday, May 14, 2011


Garnett Angel
will be having surgery
Tues - May 17th - 9:30 am
Olathe Medical Center

Although this has been termed a minor surgery, we are all aware that every surgery is major to most of us..

Please pray for Garnett and her family at this time as she prepares for her surgery these next two days,  that she will feel God's strength and His peace within her heart.

Sunday, May 8, 2011