Obituary

Valerie Ann "Val" Buck

Valerie Ann "Val" Buck, 49, of McPherson, Kansas, passed away at 6:05 p.m., Wednesday, March 4th, 2015 while in the company of family members, at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita, Kansas.

Valerie was born in Goodland, Kansas on July 29, 1965, a daughter of Ramona Mary (Esquivel) and Larry Lee Gates

Val attended Lincoln grade school, McPherson Junior High and graduated from McPherson High School, McPherson, Kansas in 1983.  She then attended and graduated from Brown Mackie College, Salina, Kansas with her Marketing and Business degree.

Val was a homemaker and she worked for FEMCO as a secretary in sales, worked for KNGL KBBE Radio Station and was the original Swap Shop girl and was a disc jockey.  Val was currently working for Daylight Donuts, all of McPherson.  

Val enjoyed all sports and played softball during her school years.  She was a huge KC Royal's and KC Chief's Fan.  She loved spending time with her children and spoiling her grandchildren.

Valerie Ann "Val" Gates was united in marriage to Phillip Wayne Buck on July 29, 1995 at Lakeside Park, McPherson, Kansas.

Val is survived by her husband Phillip Buck, of McPherson, Kansas; her children and step-children Deborah Gates, of McPherson, Kansas, Michael Wilson and his wife Adley, of Inman, Kansas, Matthew Wilson, of McPherson, Kansas, Amanda Buck, of Corrigan, Texas, Ashley Buck, of Beaumont, Texas, and Zachery Buck, of Beaumont, Texas; her parents Larry and Ramona Gates, of McPherson, Kansas; her brothers, Ray Gates and his wife Debra, of Topeka, Kansas and James Gates, of McPherson; her 19 grandchildren Brandon, Ella, Eden, Norah, Ava, Elizabeth, Noah, Keaton, twins Kaylee and Kylee, Kamryn, Elena, Trayson, Gracelynn, Amariana, Braylon, Bradley, Trinity, and Tyson; other relatives and a host of friends.  

Friends are invited to call Monday, March 9, 2015 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. with the Rosary at 7:45 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, McPherson, Kansas.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, McPherson, Kansas, at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 10th, 2015 with Fr. Hien Nguyen officiating.

The final resting place with be at the McPherson Cemetery McPherson, Kansas.

Family request donations to Mt Hope of McPherson and they can be sent in care of the Glidden - Ediger Funeral Home, 222 West Euclid Street; McPherson, Kansas.

Kenneth Wayne Robins

Kenneth Wayne Robins, Sr., 74, of Moundridge, Kansas, passed away at 10:00 a.m., Sunday, March 1st, 2015, peacefully, at his home.

Kenneth was born in Arkansas City, Kansas on January 8, 1941, a son of Nellie (Reeves) and Alfred Robins.

Through the years Kenneth attended the Arkansas City Schools in Arkansas City, Kansas.

Kenneth worked for McPherson Concrete Products, FEMCO, ChemStar, SG Diesel, MAC Diesel, and Premier Diesel all of McPherson, Kansas.

Kenneth enjoyed fishing, camping, and spending time with family and friends.

He is survived by his sons, Kenneth Robins, Jr. and wife Krista, of McPherson, Kansas, and C.J. Robins, of McPherson, Kansas; his grandchildren, Landon Coker, of McPherson, Kansas, Aaron Robins, of Grand Island, Nebraska, Kayla Curtis, of McPherson, Kansas, Mercedes Robins, of Little River, Kansas, Matthew Robins, of Hutchinson, Kansas; his 5 Great-Grandchildren; several nieces and nephews, other relatives, and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his ten siblings. 

Friends are invited to call on Friday, March 06, 2015, from 6-8 p.m., with family present, at Glidden - Ediger Funeral Home. 

Funeral Service will be held at Glidden-Ediger Chapel, McPherson, Kansas, at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 7th, 2015, with Pastor Martin Coon officiating.

The final resting place will be at McPherson Cemetery, McPherson, Kansas.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in memory of Kenneth, and they can be sent in care of Glidden-Ediger Funeral Home, 222 W. Euclid St., McPherson, Kansas 67460.

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