May 27, 2024

Russel H. Speer
Age: 85
Died: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at Cedar Village in Ness City
Born: March 10, 1931 in Pawnee County
Parents: Alton A. & Luella Mae (Gibson) Speer
Marriages: to Lena Ruth Durr on October 23, 1949 at Dighton
Later to Shari L. Fox on November 15, 1997 at Reno, Nevada

Membership: United Methodist Church of Dighton

Russel graduated from Dighton High School in 1949. He was a lifelong farmer and stockman in Lane County. Russel was involved in his community by serving as a Lane County Commissioner for 16 years, board member of Southwest Kansas Mental Health and PCA Board. He enjoyed reading and watching western movies and especially attending his Grandchildren’s athletic events. He was preceded in death by his Parents & 2 Brothers- Richard Speer & Marion Speer.

Survivors: Wife Shari L. Speer Home
3 Sons Mike Speer (Terri) Wichita
Curtis Speer Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Alan Speer ( Tiffany Songvilay) Houston, Texas
4 Daughters Nancy Thomas (Curt) Dodge City
Annette Speer (Bill McLeish) Ness City  
Gina Fisher (Brooks Fowler) Libertyville, Illinois
Alonna Speer Home
4 Step-Sons Curtis Triplett Nebraska
Chris Triplett Dighton
Cory Triplett (Brittanie) Topeka
Chad Triplett Hays
Brother Verl Speer (Lucille) California
15 Grandchildren
9 Great-Grandchildren  

Funeral Service: 1:30 PM Saturday
Place: United Methodist Church in Dighton
Officiating: Rev Berniece Ludlum
Burial: Dighton Memorial Cemetery
Memorials: Alonna Speer Education Fund
In care of Boomhower Funeral Home
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