Chris L. VanAtta
1950 — 2022
Chris L. VanAtta, 71, of Salina, passed away Monday, February 21, 2022. He was born October 31, 1950, the son of Harold and Inez (Higgs) VanAtta. He graduated from Ponca City High School in 1969. He later went on to further his education at Northern Oklahoma College. Chris was employed by Hobby Lobby for 28 years, retiring in 2017. During his time at Hobby Lobby he was blessed to work with wonderful people and many became his friends. Mr. VanAtta was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church of Topeka. For 38 years Chris enjoyed working beside his wife, Cathy teaching 1st Grade Sunday School Class. Chris married Cathy Kay Martin on September 17, 1971 in Ponca City, Oklahoma. She...