Annette Marie Helus, 79, of Salina, passed away Wednesday, July 13, 2016. Annette was born in Salina, Kan., on Jan. 7, 1937, a daughter of the late Nellie Caroline (Moore) and Benjamin Franklin Brown. She worked as a registered nurse and EMT. On March 3, 1955, Annette married Fred Helus in Salina, Kan. He preceded her in death. Survivors include daughter, Linda Rosebrook, and husband Dan, of Lincoln, Kan.; son, Duane Helus and wife Diane, of Lincoln, Kan.; sister, Shirley Tiller, of Belleville, Kan. She is also survived by six grandchildren, Jennifer (Chuck) Dionne, Mike (Sara) Rosebrook, Stacey (Matt) Gawith; Ida Steinborn, Kimberly Helus, Chloe Helus, and seven greatgrandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, Fred Helus; infant son, Terry Helus; sisters, Barbara Combs, Jerri Wright, Nadine Vickery; brother, Benny Brown. At the family’s request there will be no visitation as cremation has been chosen. No services are planned at this time. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lincoln County EMS, 216 E. Lincoln, Lincoln, KS 67455. For more information or to send an online condolence, visit or on Facebook. Anette is in care of Carlson-Geisendorf Funeral Home service.

Virginia R. Liepitz, 81, Salina, died Tuesday, July 12, 2016. Mrs. Liepitz was born June 23, 1935 in Luray, Kan., to Henry and Ella Siemers. She married Donald L. Lieptiz on Oct. 7, 1956 in Vesper, Kan. She attended Brown-Mackie College and later worked and retired from Simpson Oil Co., and Plaza Style Shop. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and sister. Virginia was Past-President of the V.F.W. Auxiliary and member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles. She worked, called and played Bingo for several years. She enjoyed traveling the back roads of Kansas with family and friends. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Kenny Petty in 1955 and her second husband Donald Liepitz in 2004. She is survived by two sons, Damon Liepitz of Salina and Kevin (Ellen) Liepitz, of Spring, Texas; a daughter, Pamela (Al) Madrona of Spanaway, Wash.; two brothers, Wayne and Delbert Siemers; and three grandchildren, Damie Liepitz and Matthew and Markus Madrona and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Saturday, July 16, 2016 at Ryan Mortuary with Rev. Amy Truhe officiating. Graveside services followed at the Vesper Cemetery, Vesper, Kan. Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.