Duane R. Mahin

MILTONVALE, Kan. – Duane R. Mahin, 82, former Salem area resident, died Dec. 31, 2013, at Salina Regional Health Center in Salina, Kan.

Born Jan. 29, 1931, in Smith County, Kan., he was the son of Ross and Fern (Haines) Mahin.

Duane grew up in Smith County, Kan., Webster County, Neb., and Longford, Kan.

He graduated from Miltonvale Wesleyan School. Duane graduated from Chanute Junior College and married Barbara Townsend on May 15, 1954. He earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Washburn University and a master’s degree in education from the University of Kansas. He taught and coached in Shawnee County. Duane became a pastor with the Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection and pastored in Missoula, Mont., and Sacramento, Calif. He was the president of the Northwest Indian Bible School in Alberton, Mont. from 1972-1978. He was the director of the Pioneer Supervisor World Mission from 1982-1991. He then returned to Sacramento until 2002 when retired due to health reasons and moved to Miltonvale.

He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Rene Mahin, brother, Franklin Mahin and sister, Leila Cox.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Mahin, Miltonvale, Kan.; son, Duane Scott Mahin, Concordia, Kan.; son, David and wife, Diane, Miltonvale, Kan.; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a sister, Marguerite Tasker, Topeka, Kan.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, at the F.C. Hill Memorial Wesleyan Church in Miltonvale, Kan. Burial will be in Miltonvale Cemetery, Miltonvale, Kan.

Respect calls will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, at the Phelps Funeral Home, Miltonvale, Kan.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Allegheny Connection Peruvian Missions and sent in care of the Phelps Funeral Home, 918 Seventh St., Clay Center, Kan. 67432.

Online condolences may be made at www.nsrfh.com.


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