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Wilma June Kogler

June 1, 1944 — May 20, 2021

Wilma’s life began on June 1, 1944 in Salina. She was the daughter of Paul and Flossie (Luckey) Taylor.  Wilma was united in marriage to Fred Kogler on May 5, 1988 in Abilene.  Wilma worked as a waitress and bartender for several area restaurants and was an active volunteer for Hospice and Home Health of Dickinson County.  She was a member of First Christian Church in Herington and loved visiting with her friends. 

Wilma’s loving family incudes her children William (Kimberley) Emerson of Pawtucket, RI, Julie (Russell Vahscholtz) Richmond of Woodbine, and Terry (Tina) Malek of Mendon, NE; stepsons Walter and Tim Null; grandchildren Sara Emerson, Alicia Rives, Roscoe Richmond,  Meghan (Zaine) Mather, Kelsey ( Skyler) Vaught, Terran and Tyler Malek; great grandchildren Mackenzie, Madison, Zoey Lynn, Amelia, Reid, Kian, Shayne, Xavier and Emersyn; sisters Lola Hunter and Kathy (Jack) Arbogast, brother Danny Taylor and sister in law Helen Taylor. 

Wilma passed away at her home on Thursday May 20, 2021.  She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Fred, and brothers Darrel, Donald and Larry. 

Her family will gather with friends on Tuesday from 5-7 p.m. at Yazel-Megli Funeral Home, Herington.  Her funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the First Christian Church, Herington.  Memorial contributions in her name may be directed to Hospice and Home Health of Dickinson County or the First Christian Church.  Please sign her online guestbook and leave a memory of Wilma at

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Tuesday, May 25, 2021

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Hurst Cemetery

, Flippin, AR

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Memorial Service

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Sawyer Funeral Home & Crematory

137 N Union St, Council Grove, KS 66846

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