John Resley


John Francis Resley, 80, of Russell, died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, at Russell Regional Hospital in Russell.

John Francis Resley, 80, of Russell, died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, at Russell Regional Hospital in Russell.

He was born Aug. 26, 1933, in Russell, to Raymond and Clara Banworth Resley.

Mr. Resley was the owner and operator of John's Welding and Machine Shop.

On July 4, 1955, he married Barbara Mintz in Russell. She survives. Other survivors include three sons, Paul Resley of Garden City, and Tracy and Kelly Resley, both of Salina; a daughter, Lisa Wrench of Hoisington; a brother, M.P. "Mars" Resley of Africa; a sister, Colleta Johnson of Salina; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Walter Resley; and a sister, Janice Johnson.

A celebration of his life will begin at 11 a.m. Monday at Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary in Russell. A private family burial will follow at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Russell.

Visitation hours are noon to 8 p.m. Sunday at the mortuary, with the family greeting friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Memorials are suggested to Russell County Emergency Medical Services. Contributions and condolences may be sent to the mortuary, 610 N. Maple, Russell, KS 67665.

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