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Arlene Neukirch

September 17, 1938 ~ May 1, 2015

Arlene Mae (Turek) Neukirch passed from this life into heaven on May 1, 2015. Arlene was the eldest child of George and Lillian Turek, born September 17, 1938, one of three children, she was 76 years old at the time of her passing.

Arlene attended Belleview Country School until the 8th grade and graduated from Caldwell High School. She received a Bachelor of Science in Education from Kansas State Teachers College in Emporia, KS. She taught at the Institute of Logopedics and Furley Grade School. She became a nurse’s aid at Asbury Hospital after moving to Salina, KS.

After retiring from Salina Regional Health Center she became a Foster Grandparent, serving Franklin and Sunset Elementary Schools.

She was an active member of the Salina Baptist Church, enjoyed sewing, gardening, walking, caring for and serving others. She also got great enjoyment from spending time with and bragging about her grandkids.

Arlene was preceded in death by her parents; a granddaughter, Lauren Beige Guise and Grandma Stuffy.

She is survived by a brother Gene (Joy) Turek of South Haven, KS; sister Linda (Steve) O’Keeffe of Topeka, KS; two daughters, Carolyn Guise of Salina, KS; Becki (Tony) Neukirch- Fisher of Scandia, KS; a son Fred (Trina) Neukirch of Beverly, KS; five grandchildren; Colton Carlson of Courtland, KS, Mollie Carlson of Lake Wylie, SC, Aimee Guise of Salina, KS, Andrew Guise of Salina, KS, Izabelle Headlough of Anchorage, Alaska; Joan (Mike) Patterson, Lenexa, KS; nieces, nephews, many friends and her treasured puppy Daisy.

A memorial service for Arlene wil be held 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at the Salina Baptist Church, 600 W. Prescott Ave. Salina, Kansas 67401

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday, May 8, 2015 at the Schaeffer Mortuary Chapel, Caldwell, Kansas. Interment will be in the Caldwell City Cemetery, Caldwell, Kansas.

Memorials may be given in memory of Arlene to the SRL Inc. All Breed Dog Rescue or to Foster Grandparents.

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Pastor Jerry and Carolyn Stout

Family and Friends - 05/02/2015

Our love and prayers go out for all Ms Arlene's family. She was a loving, faithful Christian lady and Salina Baptist Church will miss her sweetness. Till we meet again at Jesus' feet!


Jim & Jolene Reed

Family and Friends - 05/03/2015

We just saw where Arlene had passed away, so sorry to hear this, can remember all the fun at Fellowship Baptist Church, when you lived right in the backyard. How the boys, Dave, Sean, & Freddie would get in trouble when Joe was preaching. Your mom, was always so pleasant, when she worked at the hospital, she always had a smile on her face. Our prayers are with all of you kids, Carolyn, Becki, & Freddie, you had a special mom. You know she is with her Heavenly Father. Jim & Jolene


Sandra (Ryland) Leight

Family and Friends - 05/03/2015

My deepest sympathy to Arlene's family. She was a classmate and a very nice person.


Marsha Slate, Jewell, Ks

Family and Friends - 05/04/2015

I'm so sorry to read about your loss. Mom's are treasures that are hard to say goodby to. Becki, Fred--I think of you guys often and miss seeing you. I've moved back to where I was raised and live in the farm home of my folks. My prayers are with all of you.



Mrs. Lois Cox

Family and Friends - 05/04/2015

I knew Arlene for many,many years and had the privilege of working with her in the frosterparent program. She will be missed greatly and was loved by us all. This lady was a wonderful person to know.


Judy Curran

Family and Friends - 05/04/2015

So sorry to hear of Arlene's passing. I had the privilege of working with her at SRHC. She was a very gentle and kind caregiver. May God Bless and Comfort her family and friends.


Mildred (Petrik) DelForge

Family and Friends - 05/04/2015

My sympathy goes to Carolyn, Becki, Fred, and all of Arlene's family. Arlene and I were very special friends from childhood and throughout all our lives. We both went through the 8th grade in country schools--Arlene at Belleview School and I went to Scott School and our 8th grade graduation ceremony was held at Bailey Country School--all in Sumner County, Kansas. We both graduated with the 1956 Caldwell High School Class. We even both graduated from Kansas State Teachers' College in Emporia, Kansas. Arlene was such a very, very special person. She had such a very good attitude. Carolyn, Becki, and Fred, you truly had a wonderful mother. My love goes to all of you.


Dan Goodman

Family and Friends - 05/07/2015

Our thoughts are with Arlene's children and grandchildren. Rarely got to see and visit Arlene except for annual extended family functions. However, Arlene was always welcoming and genuinely interested in others. One of the friendliest people I've known. Talking with her was a pleasure as she was very interested in civic matters and the common good of all.


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