Dale M. Carter, a.k.a. "Coach", 70, of Garden City, Mo., passed away May 7, 2010, at Menorah Hospital after a long battle with cancer. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 15, at the McGilley State Line Chapel. Dale was born October 29, 1939, in Kansas City, Mo.; he graduated from Shawnee Mission High School. Dale spent most of his working life in sales. He owned C&C Auto sales. His specialty was wholesaling vehicles. Dale loved to play golf, and did until an elbow injury prevented him from playing; he still watched every tournament on TV. Dale loved to pheasant hunt and did most of his hunting in South Dakota. His number-one hobby was antiques. He started buying and collecting in 1969. Dale discovered Brimfield, Mass., was a great place to buy, and he fell in love with the beautiful country, back east Maine especially. He is survived by wife Nancy Carter; children Martie Carter, Debra Tharp, Cindy Carter, Chris Mosbauer, Michele Sherrow; grandchildren Shane Craig, Dustin Carter, Dustin Titus, Amanda Thurman, Alesha Carter, Tiffany Titus, Briley Carter; great grandchildren Zachary Thurman, Ryan Craig, Michael Thurman; sister-in-law Mary Carter; nephew Jim Carter; best pal, "Buster", a year-old Westie. Condolences are at www.mcgilleystatelinechapel.com McGilley State Line Chapel, 12301 State Line Rd, Kansas City, MO 64145, 816-942-6180athe, KS 66061, 913-782-0582
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Charles (Chuck) Evers III
died May 16, 2014   Chuck lived in Modesto, California.  He attended Merriam Grade School.  His ashes will be scattered in the Ocean.   
Charles (Chuck) Scott Jr.
Died October 2013
Sharon Lee Shettler Vann
SHARON LEE VANN 1939 - 2013 | Obituary Sharon Lee Vann, 74, Lee's Summit, MO, passed away October 28, 2013. Family will hold a celebration of her life in the spring. Mrs. Vann was born April 27, 1939 in Kansas City, MO, daughter of Oliver A. and Mabel Angeline (Dixon) Shettler. She was an avid lover of children and animals, and was a stranger to no one. She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Ed Vann in 2006. She is survived by her sons Victor Vann (Marilyn) of Lenexa, KS and Bradley Vann (Chris) of Greenwood, MO; granddaughter Lauren Vann; brother-in-law Bill Vann; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins; and her beloved dog, Chelsie. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lee's Summit Animal Shelter or Kansas City Hospice House. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt who will be missed by all who knew her. Mt Moriah & Freeman Funeral Home. 10507 Holmes Rd., Kansas City, MO 64131. (816) 942-2004 www.mtmoriah-freeman.com
Thomas Allan Colaw  1939 - 2013
 
Colaw, Thomas Allan born Sept 1, 1939 and passed away April 25, 2013 in Dallas.  He is survived by his wife Polly M  son Christopher of Chicago and sister Carolyn Norberg of Leawood.
 
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Barbara Holm Wetzler
Barbara Holm Wetzler

Barbara Ann Holm Wetzler, 73, of Overland Park, KS, passed away on Dec. 7, 2012 in her home surrounded by her family and friends. She finally was able to beat the hideous ocular melanoma cells that invaded her body more than six years ago by soaring away from them. Barbara was born on Nov. 5, 1939 in Hays, KS, to Eugene and Louise Holm. Her family moved to Prairie Village, KS, in 1953, and she attended Prairie Grade School and graduated from Shawnee Mission High School (now Shawnee Mission North). She attended the University of Kansas where she was a member of Chi Omega sorority and Mortar Board. She earned a degree in Physical Therapy. While attending KU, she met the love of her life, Charles E. Wetzler. They were married in September of 1961 and shared their lives together for over 51 years. Initially Barbara worked as a physical therapist and helped Charlie complete his law degree also at the University of Kansas. During the next decades they raised three children and Barbara worked tirelessly in the community in many capacities. Although she was a member of many organizations and clubs and received many awards, her real interest was helping people at the grass roots level by providing food for the needy; tending a garden for others to enjoy or her healing touch. Public recognition was not important to her. She also had a great love for the family pet, which was usually a dog. All who knew her could easily see that her greatest passions were her faith in God, her family, supporting her husband in his career, and helping others. Her favorite times were family vacations in Colorado and Arizona and family cruises to Alaska, and the Caribbean and Mediterranean seas. However, her most special trips were taking grandchildren Sam and Sophie to Disney World. In mid-life, she obtained a Master's Degree in Special Education also at the University of Kansas. By combining her two degrees, she was able to assist and encourage the physically impaired children, first in the Kansas City, KS, School District and then in the Shawnee Mission School District. Many young students received assistance and comfort from her healing touch. With colleagues at Claude Huyck School, she started Wheels for Freedom, a nonprofit organization whose purpose was to provide motorized wheel chairs for needy and physically impaired children. She was a member of the Junior League of Wyandotte and Johnson Counties where she acquired training and encouragement to create projects in the community. At Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, she taught Sunday school; served on the altar guild; helped establish and maintain the church garden through the Gardening Angels; did outreach ministries and served on the church Vestry. Her friends made through her church were her closest lifelong friends and provided her inspiration and support during her life's journey. The last three years of her life were consumed with many trips to the Thomas Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia, PA, where she participated in clinical trials to cure her disease; to Hutchinson, KS, to participate in a trial drug program and to the University of Kansas Cancer Institute for radiation and consultation. She accepted these treatments and the interruption to her life with dignity and grace and without complaint. Her treatments allowed her to participate in her 50th wedding anniversary, the marriage of her daughter, Molly, and many family trips and gatherings. Her participation in these trials will also benefit others who have this dreaded disease. Barbara was preceded in death by her father, Eugene V. Holm, and her mother, Louise Holm. She leaves behind her husband, Charles of Overland Park, KS; her son, David Wetzler (wife Lisa), and grandchildren, Sam and Sophie, of Prairie Village, KS; her son, Brad (wife Andrea), of Santa Fe, NM; her daughter, Molly Ann (husband Jim), and granddaughter Allie of Phoenix, AZ; her brother, Ken Holm (wife Nancy), of Prairie Village, KS; her brother, Steven Holm, of Deming, NM; her daughter-in- law, Dianna Delling of Santa Fe, NM. Barbara will always be remembered by her family and friends for her beautiful smile and her willingness to always lend a hand. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012 from 5 until 7 p.m. at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, 6630 Nall Avenue, Mission, KS. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. in the church followed by a reception in the parish hall. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a donation be made in Barbara's name to any of the following: St. Michael and All Angels Foundation for Outreach, 6630 Nall Avenue, Mission, KS 66202; KU Cancer Center, Melanoma Research Fund, 2330 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Westwood, KS 66205; Thomas Jefferson University, with notation showing that it is for the Kimmel Cancer Center Uveal Melanoma Research Fund, 233 South 10th Street, Suite 310, Philadelphia, PA 19107 or you can donate online at http://www.kimmelcancercenter.org/kcc/kccnew/help/development/waystogift.htm. Fond memories and condolences for the family may be left at www.overlandparkchapel.com (Arrangements by D.W. Newcomer's Sons Overland Park Chapel, 8201 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, KS 66204, 913- 648-6224) D
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Mike Carter
Mike Carter
Michael L. Carter, 73, Carrollton, Mo., passed away Sunday, September 23, 2012, at his home in Carrollton. Mike was born Feb. 11, 1939, in Lawrence, Kan., the son of H. Houston and Fern R. (Lynn) Carter. He graduated from Shawnee Mission High School and attended Kansas State University for one year. On Aug. 8, 1958, he married Carol S. Henry in Shawnee, Kan. She survives at the home. Mike had farmed in Shawnee and Everest, Kan. Mike started his broadcast career in the 60's at 940 AM KIOA in Des Moines, Iowa. Not long after that, he landed at KMBZ in Kansas City. Mike and fellow KMBZ employee Bill Bilyeu then decided to form their own radio station in Hiawatha, Kan. KNZA went on the air in August of 1977. Four years later Mike purchased what was then known as KAOL AM & FM in Carrollton, the FM being re-branded as KMZU in 1982. He sold his interest in the Hiawatha station in June of 1983. After almost a decade in Carrollton, KANZA Communications acquired 93.5 FM KTRX in Tarkio and WHB in Kansas City. In 1996, a new station formed on the dial at 103.9 FM KRLI, which will be forever known to the faithful listeners as "Curly." He was a member of the Methodist Church in Horton, Kan. In addition to his wife, Carol, Mike is survived by his children, Christina Kiehl, Anita Mertz, Lynn Hammond, Miles Carter, Kathleen Kirzeder; one sister, Suzann Maloney; 28 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. His parents and one daughter, Carrie Miller, preceded him in death. Visitation will be from 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, at Gibson Funeral Home, Carrollton, with a memorial service following at 4 p.m. The family suggests contributions be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or H.E.L.P. Services Cancer Fund in memory of Mike. They may be left at or mailed to Gibson Funeral Home, 201 S. Main, Carrollton MO 64633. Condolences may be sent to the family via Gibson Funeral Homes, Inc. website at www.gibsonfunerals.com and clicking on the obituaries link.
Published in Kansas City Star on September 25, 2012

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Terril H. Hart M.D.

Hart, Terril H., M.D. Age 73, of Minnetonka, MN passed away on August 30, 2012. Born in Kansas City, Kansas in 1939, Terril attended medical school at the University of Kansas and was the Chief Resident in Pediatrics at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, MO and the Chief of Pediatrics for the United States Navy at the Naval Hospital in Corpus Christi, TX before moving to Minnesota. In 1971, he co-founded the Wayzata Children's Clinic and was a beloved pediatrician for many families for over 20 years. Also a well-respected manager, Terril was the VP of Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer at Children's Hospitals and Clinics, the CEO of the Indian Health Board of Minneapolis and served as the Chairman of the Board of Allina during the early, crucial merger era. An avid sailor, woodworker and reader, Terril was a man of many interests and talents. He died suddenly of melanoma, a devoted husband, loving father, and grand- father. He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Janet Hustad; daughter, Sarah Hart; son, Michael Hart (Angela); grandchildren, Max, Julia, Anne, Olivia and Victoria; and brother, Michael Craig Hart (Patty). He was preceded in death by his parents, Ken and Helen Hart. Services are on the 11th of September at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Edina at 11 AM. Burial at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Memorials are preferred to Melanoma Research at the Mayo Clinic.

Derrell Jones, of Blue Springs, Mo., passed away July 7, 2012, in Independence, Mo. Derrell was 72 years old. His Celebration of Life service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 21, at Meyers Funeral Chapel, 1600 West Main Street, Blue Springs, (816) 229-3276. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in memory of Derrell to Focus on the Family, 8655 Explorer Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80995 (800) 232-6459 www.focusonthefamily.com. Memories and condolences to the family may be left at www.meyersfuneralchapel.com. Derrell was born Nov. 12, 1939, in Reyno, Ark., to Charles and Gladys (Barclift) Jones. He graduated from Shawnee Mission North High School in Merriam, Kan., and he was a Salesman with White Tractor Parts for over 33 years. He was preceded in death by his parents. Derrell is survived by his daughters, Debbie Walker of Sammamish, Wash., and Cindy Glennon of Columbia, Mo.; sons, Mike Jones of Jefferson City, Mo., and Chris Jones of Pleasanton, Kan.; brothers, Rick Jones of Batesville, Ark., George Jones of Lincoln, Mo., and Jim Jones of Warsaw, Mo.; and nine grandchildren, Amanda Glennon, Jennifer Glennon, Eric Glennon, Megan Jones, Bryan Jones, Lola Jones, Macila Jones, Rhiannon Jones and Ian Jones. Meyers Funeral Chapel Blue Springs, family owned and operated. meyersfuneralchapel.com (816) 229-3276
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Laurence L. Keltner
Laurence L. Keltner

Obituary for Laurence L. Keltner

Laurence Keltner, of Shawnee, KS, passed away, Thursday, June 7, 2012 at Shawnee Mission Medical Center at the age of 72. On May 27, 1960, Laurence married Barbara McGrew and together they celebrated 52 years of marriage. They both enjoyed long hours of singing karaoke, country dancing and being with family and friends. He is survived by his loving wife Barbara, daughter, Donna Corbett and her husband John, son, Bill Keltner, 3 grandchildren, Heather Cutshall, Stephanie Culala, Tori Fraizer and 2 great-grandchildren, Ethan Cutshall and Ayden Mosley, sister, Gayle Lohmeyer and her significant other Sam Milholland, Diane Keltner as well as his beloved dog Wendy. He was preceded in death by his parents, Orville and Grace Keltner, brother, Gary and great-grandson, Lucas Cutshall. Memorial services will be held Wednesday, June 13, 2012. Visitation will be held at 6:30 with the service to follow at 7:30 p.m., at the Shawnee Park Christian Church, Shawnee, KS. To share a memory or leave condolences, please visit Laurence's memorial website at www.maplehillfuneralhome.com.

EDWARD EUGENE BUTTS 

 
Edward Eugene Butts passed away May 26, 2012, at his beloved farm near Norborne, Mo. Eddie was born Aug. 27, 1938, in Wea Township, near Louisburg, Kan., to Edward Levi and Dora Lorraine Duncan Butts. He lived on a farm near Cleveland, Mo., until 1947 when the family moved to Lenexa, Kan. He graduated from Shawnee Mission Rural High School in 1957. He was very active in Boy Scout Troop 186 in Lenexa and earned his Eagle in 1955 and was a member of the Order of the Arrow. After high school he joined the U.S. Air Force Reserves 442nd Supply Squadron and was called to active duty during the Cuban Missile Crisis. In 1958 he began working for Business Men's Assurance Company and met the love of his life, Dorothy F. Linville of Norborne. They were married at the United Methodist Church in Norborne on Aug. 30, 1958. He continued to work at BMA and retired as a Vice President in 1995. After retirement from BMA he and his beloved wife Dorothy retired to Norborne and their lifelong dream of returning to the farm. Eddie was an active board member of the Trustees of the Carroll County Memorial Hospital, board member of the Rural Water District #1 of Carroll County, and board member of Freedom Retirement Center. He was preceded in death by his parents. Eddie is survived by his wife, Dorothy, his son, Daniel Edward Butts (Cathy) of Overland Park, Kan., and three grandchildren, Lauren Elizabeth Butts, William Edward Butts, and Robert Andrew Butts, two sisters, Amy Lee Roberts (Fred) of Olathe, Kan., and Lou Etta Wilson (Lee) of Lenexa, Kan., and a sister-in-law, Doris Jean Beebe (Dave) of Norborne, an aunt, Golda Ferne Butts Hendrickson of Paola, Kan., and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made to the United Methodist Church of Carrollton, Mo., the United Methodist Church of Norborne, or United Methodist Church of Lenexa. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 30, at the Norborne United Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Fairhaven Cemetery in Norborne. Arr.: Thurman Funeral Home, Norborne.
Published in Kansas City Star on May 30, 2012

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Wesley "Jay" Davis died at his home in Grove, Okla., April 25, 2012, after a long and courageous battle with melanoma. There will be a memorial service at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 3, at St. Michael's and All Angels Church, 67th and Nall, Mission, Kan. Jay was born Nov. 6, 1939, in Kansas City, Mo., to Nolan and Mary (Hubach) Davis. He lived in the Johnson County area most of his life. He graduated from Shawnee Mission High School and attended The University of Kansas, and was an avid KU fan. He owned NAPA auto parts stores in Mission, Shawnee, Overland Park, Lenexa and Olathe. He was preceded in death by his parents and two granddaughters, Lauren and Grace. Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Nancy (Crocker) Davis of the home, his daughters, Julie (Kevin) Dunn of Centennial, Colo., Jennifer (Rod) Ford of Olathe, Kan., Susan Chambers of Leawood, Kan., and Sara (Dan) Cady of Overland Park, Kan., his sister, Liz Brandenberg of Northville, Mich., and grandchildren, Rachael, Davis, Ellie, Jackson, Katherine, Mac and Sean. A reception will be held from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. immediately following the service at The Lakeside Tavern, 10551 Mission Road. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to KU Endowment/KU Cancer Center, PO Box 928, Lawrence, KS 66044 or KC Hospice, 9221 Ward Parkway, #100, Kansas City, MO 64114.
Published in Kansas City Star on April 29, 2012

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GARY S. JONES  

 
Gary S. Jones, age 73, of Olathe, Kansas, passed away April 12, 2012 at his home. Graveside services will be held at 1:00 pm, Friday, April 20, 2012 at D.W. Newcomer's Sons Johnson County Memorial Gardens with visitation to be held one hour prior in the chapel. Gary was born April 9, 1939 to Charles and Virginia Jones. He graduated from Shawnee Mission North High School in 1957. He served in the US Army from 1959 - 1961. Gary retired from General Foods in 1997. He was a long time member of Wolf Creek Golf Club and continued pursuing his passion of golf in Whitney, TX, for the last 10 years. Gary was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Virginia Jones. Survivors include brothers; Charles A. Jones (Jean), Roger Jones, Kevin Jones (Juliet), sons; Dan Jones (Laura), David Jones (Amy), and daughter Dee Dee Jones. He is also survived by his grandchildren Tiffany Warnes, Kalie Jones, Madison Jones, Alexis Jones, Aliyah Jones, Emma Jones, and Brett Jones. Fond memories and condolences for the family may be left at www.johnsoncountychapel.com (Arrangements by D.W. Newcomer's Sons Johnson County Chapel, 11200 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park, KS 66210. (913)451-1860) dwnewcomers.com
Published in Kansas City Star on April 17, 2012

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Elizabeth Petersen (nee Ewert) passed away March 2, 2012 at her home in Palatine, Ill. She was born February 24, 1939 in Kansas City, Mo., to Bernie and Claire Ewert. Beth graduated from Shawnee Mission High School, attended Kansas State University and was a member of the Village Presbyterian Church in Prairie Village. After moving to Barrington, Ill., she worked with the Barrington SITE Committee beautification and education projects and owned the Pampered Plant floral shop. An active member of Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Ill., she volunteered with hunger and shelter ministries. She is survived by her sons: Brent, of Hope Valley, RI, Chris, of Philadelphia, and Scott, of Los Angeles, and granddaughters, Sadie and Ella, of Philadelphia. She is also survived by her siblings: Jess, Bern, Steve, and Jeff; and her former husband, Gary. A memorial service will be held at Willow Creek's chapel on Monday, March 12, at 11 a.m. She will be laid to rest in the Johnson County Memorial Gardens in Overland Park.
Published in Kansas City Star on March 11, 2012

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Barbara Lee Price Davis  was born on May 31, 1938 and passed away on Sunday, April 10, 2011.

Barbara was a resident of Irving, Texas.


Virginia "Ginger" Glauber

 
Glauber, Virginia "Ginger" Age 72, of Mpls, passed away on July 14, 2011. Preceded in death by parents Victor and Helen Stromsted and brother Richard. Survived by daughters Ann Jeanette, Juliet, and Elizabeth Glauber; grandchildren Theo and Lana Zuckerman; sister Diane Kepner; brother Kent Stromsted. Interment will be at the Stromsted family gravesite, The Corinth Cemetery, Prairie Village, KS, on July 23. A gathering in her memory will be held at a later date in Mpls. The family would like to thank her supportive friends at Second Church of Christ Scientist and, especially, the devoted and loving staff at Evensong Manor, Ginger's home this past year. Twin Cities Cremation 612-866-6711

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Janet Mary Landis

April 8, 1939 - February 27, 2012
Obituary

Janet Mary Landis passed away on February 27, 2012 in her home peacefully. A Memorial Mass will be held Thursday, March 8th at 10:30 a.m. with a visitation from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at St. Ann Catholic Church, 7231 Mission Rd., Prairie Village, KS. Inurnment to follow Mass. Janet was born in Sheboygan, WI, on April 8, 1939. Her family moved to Prairie Village, KS in 1949. She was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church. Janet graduated from St. Mary's School of Radiology Technology and later became certified in sonography. She worked at St. Mary's Hospital until it closed and then worked at Research Medical Center until her retirement in...


 

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ORANGE CITY, Iowa -- Marietta Vandersall, 72, of Orange City passed away on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011, at the Orange City Area Health System Hospital.

Memorial services will be 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Trinity Reformed Church in Orange City, with the Revs. Jonathan Opgenorth and Robert De Boer officiating. Interment will be in West Lawn Cemetery in Orange City. Visitation will be after 4 p.m. today, with the family present 5 to 7 p.m., at the church student center. Arrangements are with the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City. Please share greetings to the family and thoughts and stories about Marietta at www.oolman.com.

Marietta Ann was born on Feb. 16, 1939, in Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of Luther A. and Etta Mary (Thomasson) McCullough. She was raised in Kansas City and Johnson County, Kan., where she graduated from Shawnee Mission High School in 1957. In 1961, she received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Sterling College in Sterling, Kan.

On Dec. 30, 1961, she married Stanley James Vandersall in Shawnee, Kan. They lived in Amsterdam, N.Y., Cleveland, Ohio, and Des Moines, Iowa, while serving Reformed churches. In 1981, they moved to Orange City. She was administrative assistant at the Maurice-Orange City Elementary School from 1981 to 1991 and administrative assistant to the academic dean at Northwestern College in Orange City from 1991 to 2001.

Marietta was a committed Christian, loving mother, unselfish grandmother, active church member and an involved community person. She belonged to the Trinity Reformed Church, where she served several terms as elder. She wa




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GEORGE ELWOOD BAILES

 
George Bailes, 73, of KC, MO passed away on Jan. 20, 2012. He is preceded in death by 4 brothers. He is survived by his wife, Nora Bailes; son, Steve Bailes; daughters Terrie Broyles and Teresa Seaman; 2 brothers and 2 sisters. Service will be held at a later date.
Published in Kansas City Star on January 22, 2012
 

 


FRANKLIN - Marsha A. Franklin, 71, resident of Bosque Farms passed away Friday, June 4, 2010 after a long illness of lung cancer. She is survived by her husband, Fred R. Franklin of Bosque Farms; granddaughter, India Fawn Franklin, who lives in Eastern Pennsylvania with her mother and step-father. Marsha had only one child, a son, Fred E. Franklin, who passed away in July 2001. She was a good homemaker, wife, mother, and grandmother. Marsha will be missed by all who knew her. A visitation will be held Thursday, June 10, 2010, 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., at French - University Location
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Don Leslie Lewis 

    Don Leslie Lewis, son of Archie and Sallie Lewis, passed away peacefully at Sweet Life of Rosehill on Jan. 22, 2012.     

    Born Feb. 4, 1937, Don came from a family of school teachers.  He earned a BS in chemistry and an MS in physics, and for 35 years he taught math, chemistry and physics in several Texas high schools and at Coastal Bend College in Beeville, TX.  Students remember him for his witty good humor and intelligence.     

    Survivors include his wife Waverly of Shawnee, KS; daughter Amy of Ventura, CA; brother Hugh and his wife Hazel, Los Angeles, CA; niece Sarah, San Antonio, TX; and nephews, David and John and their families of Austin, TX.  Between Don and Waverly they have 7 nephews, 1 niece, 3 great-nieces and 8 great nephews.    

     A life-long Methodist, Don was a loving and compassionate husband, father, and friend.  Since Don and Waverly recently moved from Bandera, TX, a memorial service is planned in Bandera for early spring.     

     Memorial donations may be made to the following:  Bandera United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 128, Bandera, TX 78003; Pettus United Methodist Church, Drawer B, Pettus, TX 78146; or Odyssey Hospice, 8735 Rosehill Rd., Suite 200, Lenexa, KS 66215.     

    Visitation and Services 

    Visitation will be 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, January 28 at the Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee.  Services will follow at 10:30 a.m. at the chapel with burial at Shawnee Mission Memory Gardens.


Judith Gayle Janssen
[Judith Gayle Swart
Social Security #: 091245976
Sex: Female
Birth Date: 17 Aug 1939
Birthplace: Kansas
Death Date: 11 Sep 1985
Death Place: Santa Barbara
Mother's Maiden Name: Swaim
Father's Surname: Swart

Carol A. Roy
SSN: 521-46-7707
Last Residence: 80222  Denver, Denver, Colorado
Born: 7 Oct 1938
Died: 18 Sep 2009

Celia Brown (Cecilia Newcorn)
SSN: 515-38-9376
Last Residence: 90048  Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
Born: 19 Sep 1939
Died: 20 Oct 2011
State (Year) SSN issued: Kansas (1956)

Dwight L. Spencer, Emporia

1924 - 2011

Dwight Spencer of Emporia died on Friday, Nov. 25, 2011 in Emporia. He was 87.
A graveside service will take place at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 2 at Maplewood Memorial Lawn Cemetery, with military honors provided by the American Legion Ball-McColm Post #5.
The family requests that instead of flowers, memorial contributions can be sent to the Mary F. and Kenneth A. Hutton Field Biology Scholarship at Emporia State University.
Online condolences can be sent to www.charterfunerals.com.

NELLIS DALE "RED" GREER

 
Nellis Dale "Red" Greer, 71, KCK, died July 16, 2011. Funeral services 11 a.m., Wed., July 20, Highland Park Funeral Home & Crematory, KCK, (913) 371- 0699. Burial in Shawnee Mission Memory Gardens. Visit 10 a.m., Wednesday.
Published in Kansas City Star on July 19, 2011
 

 

 

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Clarence A. Baker Jr.

January 28, 1939 - September 22, 2010
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Clarence A. Baker, Jr., 71 of Leawood, Kansas passed away September 22, 2010 surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Baker touched the lives of many people with his kindness, generosity, sharp wit and wonderful sense of humor.
After graduation from Shawnee Mission North High School, Mr. Baker earned his Bachelors degree from The University of Missouri-Kansas City and Transportation degree from Rockhurst University. He was president and Co-Owner of All Points, Inc. in Kansas City, Missouri for 40 years before retiring. Mr. Baker held numerous civic and professional positions including President of Traffic and Transportation Club, President of Japan American Society and President of Jaycees. He served on the agent councils for both Allied and Bekins Van Lines. He also served on the Carrier Counsel for the Xerox Corporation nationally. Mr. Baker was instrumental in the development of Johnson County Community College. In 1996 his company, All Points Inc., was recognized as one of the Top 10 businesses in Kansas City. Mr. Baker was an Eagle Scout and a DeMolay with the Chevalier Award. He was a member of the Gulf Coast Church of Christ Ft. Myers, Florida. Mr. Baker is survived by his wife Suzanne, son Jeffrey and his daughter-in-law Tammy, granddaughters Elizabeth and Brittney and two great grandchildren James and Brooklyn, all of Leawood Kansas. Other survivors include his sister Jorgeann Hiebert (Harry) Boulder, Colorado, sister-in-law Diane Weible ( David) Champaign, Illinois. He was preceded in death by his parents Clarence and Georgia Baker and his son Kenton Baker. Mr. Baker enjoyed summers fishing on the lakes in Perham, Minnesota. He wintered in southern Florida, fishing, playing golf and entertaining many visitors his favorite being Raul of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Mr. Baker had a passion for cruising and traveling the world. A special thank you to Dr. Keith Jantz and Debi Chambers of Kansas City Internal Medicine. Honoring Mr. Baker's request there will be a private family service. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations in Clarence Baker's name to his favorite charity that grants wishes for terminally ill children, Make A Wish Foundation-Kansas City, 7000 W. 105th Street, Overland Park, Kansas 66212. Condolences may be made at www.mtmoriah-freeman.com. Arrangements under the direction of Mount Moriah & Freeman Funeral Home, Kansas City, MO.

vocal music teacher Shawnee Mission High School
vocal music teacher Shawnee Mission High School

Jess Clayton Rose

Jess was born on February 20, 1922 and passed away on Monday, October 5, 2009.

Jess was a resident of Keller, Texas.


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Tony La Pides passed away June 2009.  I talked to his wife Carol in Atlanta, Georgia today (9-21-2011) and she said she would love to hear from any that remember Tony.  If you wish to email or telephone please contact Peggy Willis Sherard thru the Contact Us page on this web site and I will get you Carol's information. 

Barbara Sue Wilkinson Lovelace (1939 - 2011)

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Barbara Sue Lovelace, 71, of Granbury died peacefully at home on Monday, March 21, 2011, surrounded by her husband and children, and now God has received another angel. Memorial service: 11 a.m. Friday at Granbury Church of Christ, 1905 W. Pearl St., Granbury. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Physicians Cancer Research Foundation, 12221 Merit Drive, Suite 500, Dallas, Texas 75251. Barbara was born June 8, 1939, in Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of the late Dr. E.A. and Verna Wilkinson. On July 30, 1959, she married Bill Lovelace. She attended college at Abilene Christian College, and spent many years working with special-needs children in the Vernon ISD. Bill and Barbara lived in Dallas and Vernon before retiring to Granbury. Survivors: Her husband, Bill; sons and daughters-in-law, Danny and Dona Lovelace and Mickey and Kathy Lovelace; and daughter and son-in-law, Missy and Scott Taylor, all of whom reside in the Fort Worth area. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, three sisters and one brother.
Published in Star-Telegram on March 24, 2011

 

Judy A Moore McCully died October 29, 2008    She only attended Shawnee Mission North her freshman year (we believe) and then moved to California.  She died in Texas.  No obit has been located.

Many of us from Hickory Grove and Girl Scout Troup 47 remember Waverly Anderson's Mother helping Sandy Grubb's mother Thelma with out troup.  Our hearts go out to Waverly and hope her husband Don will find better health in 2011!!

 

VIRGINIA R. ANDERSON

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Virginia R. Anderson, 95, of Shawnee, Kan., passed away, Monday, December 20, 2010, at Shawnee Mission Medical Center. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m., Thursday, with funeral services following at the Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee. Burial will be in Shawnee Mission Memory Gardens. The family suggests contributions to the Shawnee Mission Medical Center Foundation or Odyssey Hospice. Virginia was born in Prairie Village, Kan. She was a member of the Monticello United Methodist Church. Her husband, George D. Anderson, preceded her in death in 1988. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Stephen Morris, and a grandson, Kevin Mai. She is survived by three daughters: Waverly (Don) Lewis, Bandera, Texas, Georgeann (Kenneth) Mai, Shawnee, Kan., and Jana Rae (the late Bud) Corbin, Shawnee; six grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren. Condolences may be left at www.amosfamily.com. The Amos Family, 10901 Johnson Dr, 913-631-5566
Published in Kansas City Star from December 21 to December 22, 2010


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We were sorry to learn that Alice Campbell  lost her brother Wm. in December and Joyce Talbot Wiedenmann also lost her brother Thomas.  Our class of 57 wishes to express our condolences.
JUDITH (JUDY) ANN LEE SEGRAVES  5-4-1939 3-1-1998   (was married to Carl Segraves  class of 55) 
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C. Robert Keeley

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KEELEY C. Robert Keeley, of Upper Arlington, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, May 6, 2010 following a long illness. He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on March 19, 1938 and graduated from Shawnee Mission High School in Kansas City, KS. He was an active member of the Free Mason's Goodale Lodge #372, the Ohio Republican Party and a volunteer at Riverside Methodist Hospital. He is survived by his wife of forty-four years, Pamela; daughters, Wendy (James) Brown, Kara Keeley; granddaughters, Keeley, Sophia and Shannon. Funeral arrangements by EGAN-RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 4661 Kenny Road. Visit www.egan-ryan.com for condolences.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on May 16, 2010

Dale M Carter
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Dale M. Carter, a.k.a. "Coach", 70, of Garden City, Mo., passed away May 7, 2010, at Menorah Hospital after a long battle with cancer. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 15, at the McGilley State Line Chapel. Dale was born October 29, 1939, in Kansas City, Mo.; he graduated from Shawnee Mission High School. Dale spent most of his working life in sales. He owned C&C Auto sales. His specialty was wholesaling vehicles. Dale loved to play golf, and did until an elbow injury prevented him from playing; he still watched every tournament on TV. Dale loved to pheasant hunt and did most of his hunting in South Dakota. His number-one hobby was antiques. He started buying and collecting in 1969. Dale discovered Brimfield, Mass., was a great place to buy, and he fell in love with the beautiful country, back east Maine especially. He is survived by wife Nancy Carter; children Martie Carter, Debra Tharp, Cindy Carter, Chris Mosbauer, Michele Sherrow; grandchildren Shane Craig, Dustin Carter, Dustin Titus, Amanda Thurman, Alesha Carter, Tiffany Titus, Briley Carter; great grandchildren Zachary Thurman, Ryan Craig, Michael Thurman; sister-in-law Mary Carter; nephew Jim Carter; best pal, "Buster", a year-old Westie. Condolences are at www.mcgilleystatelinechapel.com McGilley State Line Chapel, 12301 State Line Rd, Kansas City, MO 64145, 816-942-6180athe, KS 66061, 913-782-0582
Published in Kansas City Star on May 12, 2010

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DONNA LYNN HINTON AMEY

71, of Phoenix, Ariz., passed away February 17, 2010. Her illness did not defeat her spirit, silence her laughter or alter her positive attitude
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Published in Kansas City Star on March 11, 2010

Lawrence Vernon "Larry" Osgood (1939 - 2010)

Larry Osgood passed away of natural causes Saturday Jan. 30, 2010, in Caldwell.
Larry was born May 25, 1939, in Worthington, Minn., to Esmond Vernon Osgood and Donna Lucille Lawrence-Osgood. He attended school at Shawnee Mission, Kan., and graduated from Yankton High School in South Dakota. He attended Boise State University and graduated from the University of Idaho with a degree in mechanical engineering. He was named the Outstanding Graduating Engineering Student of 1975.
Larry worked as a draftsman for FMC early in his career. From there he went to work for Alpha Engineers, moving to Caldwell in 1970.
He was made a partner in the company and was the manager of the Caldwell office.
After a car accident which left him in a wheel chair he went to work for the state of Idaho as an engineer for the state of Idaho and was eventually appointed by then Governor Andrus, as the Director for the Division of Public Works. He remained in this role through several governors until his retirement from the state in 2005.
After a weekend of enjoying retirement he began his second career for the city of Caldwell, serving in several capacities including the Director of Public Works. He was well respected by all of his employees and coworkers.
Larry was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He loved to spend time with his family playing board games. He especially enjoyed playing video games and could be found playing the newest games late into the night.
Larry loved computers and was always up on the latest technology. He spent many hours helping us with our projects no matter how short of notice we gave.
Larry also loved to spend time bass fishing with his son and of course, the best fisherperson in the family - his daughter.
He was preceded in death by his parents Vernon and Donna Osgood and Linda his wife of 49 years.
He is survived by his son Jeff and wife Renee, daughter Lori Moser and husband Keith; grandchildren Brandi Wilbur, Ashley Wilbur-Hoobery, Brooke Osgood- Fukuoka, Tyler Osgood and Logan Moser; brother Bob Osgood and wife Susy; sister Marj Osgood-Martines and husband Jeff, and sister-in-law Judi Osgood.
Larry lived his life believing that life is not measured by the breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath. He will be greatly missed by his family as well as all those whose lives he has touched.
A celebration of Larry's life will be held on May 1, 2010 - the location and time to be announced.
In lieu of flowers donations should be sent to City of Caldwell Mayor's Youth Advisory Council Scholarship Fund.
Published in Idaho Press Tribune on February 3, 2010
 

From  View message header detail leon phillips <leonsibby@gmail.com> 
Sent  Saturday, January 9, 2010 11:58 pm
To  "Willis, Peggy" <jsherard@kc.surewest.net> 
Subject  Leon Phillips

Peggy; I thought you would want to know, Leon passed away Friday 8th. At 7:30 A.M. I want to thank you for the prayers and kindness shown him during his fight with cancer. Hopefully we can still meet one day. I'm sorry we could not make it when you were down this way.His funeral is at Adams Funeral Home at 255 Walnut. Ozark Mo. It will be at 12:00 noon. Visitation will be on Mon.11th at 6:00 to 7:00.It would be greatly appreciated if you could spread the word. Thank you.
 
                                                                                          Sylvia Phillips
 
 
P.S. We would have celebrated our 50th anniversary on August 12th this year.That's a long time but you know I would do it again in a heart beat.


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W. Leon Phillips, age 70, of Sparta, went to be with his Lord and Savior Friday, January 8, 2010. He was born January 27, 1939 in Princeton, Kansas, the son of Floyd Harley and Mary Elda (Yerkes) Phillips.

He served his country in the U. S Army in the 357th Artillery Detachment. On August 12, 1960 he and Sylvia Ann Rockwell were united in marriage in Shawnee, Kansas, where they lived until 1995.

He retired from AT&T after 31 years. Mr. Phillips was a member of First Baptist Church of Ozark. He was a member of the Pioneer Club in Springfield and Rotary Club in Shawnee.

He had many talents including woodworking, restoring old cars, and gardening. He enjoyed golf, and playing the harmonica and guitar. He was a supporter of Least of These.

Survivors include: His wife, Sylvia; a daughter Tara Lea Jenkins and husband Andrew, Sparta; a granddaughter, Kaelin Ann Jenkins; and a brother, Evan Joel Phillips, Wellsville, Kansas.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Warren Dale Phillips.

Funeral services will be 12:00 noon Tuesday, January 12, at Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Burial with military honors will follow at Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield.

Visitation will be from 6:00 – 7:00 PM Monday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Bill Elstun died Saturday November 21st, 2009 at his home in The Villages, Florida

George Elstun

THE VILLAGES --George William "Bill" Elstun, 70, died Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009.

Mr. Elstun was born in Kansas City, Mo., and moved to The Villages from Atlanta, Ga., this year.

He was a computer salesman and consultant, traveling the world for business and pleasure; of the Methodist faith; member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity; Fellowship of Christian Athletes; Porsche Club of America; and the University of Kansas Alumni Association.

Survivors include his wife, Margie; daughter, Melinda Elstun Lockhart, Llano, Texas; son, Gregory William, Richmond, Va.; and four grandchildren.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 28, at Lady Lake United Methodist Church, Lady Lake, with Pastor Chris Sanders officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association, 1101 North Lake Destiny Road, Suite 415, Maitland, FL 32751 or a charity of the donor's choice.

 



Herb Ashner's Wife Rajenia Ann (Gina) Ashner

ASHNER Rajenia (Gina) Ann Feagan Ashner, 67, Overland Park, KS, passed away surrounded by family and friends on July 31, 2009. Born on July 17, 1942, in Clovis, New Mexico, Gina enjoyed a career in real estate in Overland Park with Ashner Brothers Realtors and Reece & Nichols. Devoted to Christ, she was a member of Nall Avenue Baptist Church, faithfully serving as a Sunday school teacher. Gina was preceded in death by her father, Jack R. Feagan, Sr. She is survived by her mother, Ernestene Feagan; Herbert Ashner, beloved husband of 39 years; three children, Kelley Patterson, Leslie Crocker, and Chris Ashner; six grandchildren; and three siblings, Jack R. Feagan, Jr., Dr. L.T. Feagan, and Nicki Jo Gullickson. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m., on Wed., August 5, at Nall Avenue Baptist Church, 6701 Nall Avenue, Prairie Village, KS. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Nall Avenue Baptist Church. Arr.: McGilley & Hoge, 913-642-3565.
Published in Kansas City Star on August 3, 2009
 

Myrna Taliaferro Westmoreland  b 11-5-1939  died 7-4-2009  She was an Overland Park Grade School Student and her last residence was Bossier City, La. 71112
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Robert Allen Moore, 70, of Honolulu, died March 14, 2009. Born in Coffeyville, Kan. Retired city planner with City & County of Honolulu. Survived by daughter, Alanna Aiko; sister, Pat Viets. Private services held. Arrangements by Nuuanu Memorial Park & Mortuary.
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Wilbert W. "Sonny" Miller, 69, of Lenexa, KS, passed away, Tuesday, June 23, 2009 at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Saturday at the Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee with burial in Lenexa Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m., Friday at the chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Salem Lutheran Church, 9143 Haskins, Lenexa, KS 66215. Mr. Miller was born in Kansas City, KS. He served in the Air Force during the Berlin crisis in 1961. He was a mechanical contractor and was last employed by The MCC Group in Metarie, LA. He was a member of Salem Lutheran Church, the Sons of the American Revolution, SMACNA, and the Marrs Racing Team. Mr. Miller is survived by his wife of 49 years, Judy L. Miller; his children, Christina (Michael) Hahn of West Des Moines, IA, Mark (Thomas) Miller of Mainz, Germany, Shannon (Cornelia) Miller of Camas, WA, Morten Malmros of Copenhagen, Denmark and Simone Reinhard of Bern, Switzerland; grandchildren, Alexis, Kylie, Katja, Ben and Finn; and brothers, Joseph Miller of Littleton, CO and Ronald Miller of Chicago, IL. Condolences may be expressed at www.amosfamily.com (The Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee, KS, 913-631- 5566)
Published in Kansas City Star on 6/25/2009

Catherine ANNE Phillips Alvarez  died March 8, 2004 (age 64) Overland Park Regional Medical Center   She was art teacher North East High School.  
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Elizabeth Ann Gandy (in 8th grade did not graduate with us in 1957)
     Married Wayne E. Schoepke
Died about 1982   while on vacation in Florida was crossing street with another lady  Elizabeth died instantly other lady lived.
We heard from Wayne Schoepke 2-7-09 and he said her children will enjoy looking at the grade school pictures. 

John Frederic Marshall

John Frederic Marshall, age 68, passed away on January 18, 2007 in Provo, Utah of cancer. He was born September 5, 1939 in El Centro, California to Carl J. Marshall and Martha Zoe Emerson. He married Bonnie Brown in the Los Angeles Temple in 1965 and they are the parents of five children.

A convert to the LDS Church, John served a mission to Norway 1963 -1965 and together they served in Hawaii 2006 - 2007. John attended Kansas City Art Institute, Art Center School-CA, and obtained his BFA and MA Degrees at BYU. John created the Industrial Design program at BYU in 1967, and taught there for 41 years, first in the Art Dept, then in the College of Engineering. He is proud of the fact that his students are successful Industrial Designers all over the world. He also taught at design schools in Hong Kong, Israel and Switzerland and was a designer with Hewlett Packard. John served in many callings in the LDS Church, as well as Bishop and Branch President at BYU, the MTC and abroad. He loved the Lord and had a solid testimony of the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ. John was known for helping his neighbors, his sense of humor, and his love for cars. He loved his family, and was so proud of his children, ten grandchildren, and one great-grand child.

He is survived by his wife Bonnie, their children: Stephanie (Tom) Felt, Susannah Marshall, John E. Marshall (Iris), Sarah (Rhett) Longman and Meredith (Nathan) Simpson; and sisters Sally Henley, Judith Marshall and Elizabeth Carleton.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 23 at 11:00 a.m. at the Oak Hills LDS Chapel, 2000 N. 1500 E, Provo, UT ., with a viewing starting at 9:00 a.m. Interment at Provo City Cemetery. Online condolences may be given at www.serenicare.com

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the: John F. Marshall Industrial Design Scholarship fund, Brigham Young University , PO Box 24101, Provo, UT 84602-4101
ROBERTA  A. GAUSNELL  (OUR ROBERTA SCHULTZ) was married to our classmate Carl Gausnell
KANSAS CITY STAR, TUESDAY OCTOBER 21, 2003

     Roberta A. Gausnell, 64, Overland Park, Ks. died Saturday, October 19, 2003, at her home.  Memorial Mass will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 22 at the St. Pius X Catholic Church, 5801 Woodson Ave., Mission, Ks. 66202.  Friends may call  10-11 a.m. Wednesday at the St. Pius X Catholic Church.  Burial of remains will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.  In Lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions in her memory to Mid-American Heart Institute. c/o St. Luke's Hospital Foundation, 800 W. 47th St. Suite 204, Kansas City, Mo. 64112
     Roberta was born June 25, 1939, in Kansas City, Mo. and had lived most of her life in Overland Park, Ks.  She was a Customer Service Rep. for Quality Control and attended St. Pius X Catholic Church.  She was preceded in dead; by her parents Robert and Leona Schultz.  She is survived by daughter Carla S. Palmer, Grand Junction, Co; two sons, Seth and his wife Susan Gausnell, Naples, Italy; two sisters, Sue Kahle, Mission, Ks. and Pat O'Hagan, Overland Park, Ks.; brother Josey Schultz.  Helena, Mt.; and two grandchildren, Rebecca and Graham Gausnell, St. Louis, Mo. (Arr. Porter Funeral Home, 8535 Monrovia, Lenexa Ks.
     
Jo Anne Parker Carriger, 69, of Kansas City, MO, passed away August 6, 2008. A Memorial Service will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, August 8, at Mt. Moriah & Freeman Funeral Home, 10507 Holmes. Memorial contributions may be made to Kansas City Hospice House. Jo Anne is survived by her sons Thomas, Mark, Jeffrey and David Vaughan, all of the Kansas City area; brother Bruce Parker and wife Kristi; sister Joyce Quilty and husband Thomas; along with five grandchildren, four nieces and nephews, 10 great nieces and nephews, and two great great nieces and nephews. She was a friend to all. (Arr.: Mt. Moriah & Freeman, 816- 942-2004.)
Published in the Kansas City Star on 8/7/2008
Nancy Streeter Drury died 4-27-08 of complications from MS.  Nancy did not graduate with our class but we have found her picture in the 1955 class year book.  We send our condolences out to her husband William and her family. 
DRURY, Nancy Nancy Lynne Drury died at Emory Hospital at 3:15 AM on April 27, 2008. She had been in Wesley Wood Hospital (Emory system) last week trying to recover from a shift in her mental state and weakness. In addition to her present state, she experienced a hemorrhage in her brain stem that shut down her vital organs. She was comfortable and was comforted by the presence of her loving family in her last moments. Nancy is survived by her husband, William Drury; Son, Thomas Drury of Los Angeles, CA; Son & Daughter-in-Law, John & Ann Drury & their children Kyle and Caroline, of Roswell; Daughter & Son-in-Law, Jill & Griffin Talbott & their children Jamie and Kadie of Ashland, KY. A Memorial Service Celebrating Nancy's Life will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, May 1, 2008 at Dunwoody United Methodist Church, 1548 Mount Vernon Road, Dunwoody, GA 30338. The family will receive friends at the Church 1 hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Dunwoody United Methodist Church Fund in Memory of Nancy Drury. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC 770- 963-2411 www.wagesfuneralhome.com

Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on 4/29/2008.
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Karen Elaine Clayton Taylor 

Miss me - But Let Me Go

When I come to the end of the road,
And the sun has set for me,
I want no rites in a gloom-filled room,
Why cry for a soul set free?
Miss me a little - but not too long,
And not with your head bowed low.
Remember the love that we shared,
Miss me - but let me go.
This is a journey that we all must take,
And each must go alone.
This is all part of the Master's plan,
A step on the road to home.
You are lonely and sick at heart,
Go to the friends we know,
And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds.

Miss me - but let me go.

         ~ Anonymous~

Dear Members of the Class of '57,

There aren't really adequate words to express how much we appreciate 
the outpouring of cards and hugs we have received from the wonderful 
people of the Shawnee Mission High School Class of 1957.  Kansas City 
Hospice just informed us of the very kind and generous contribution 
the Class of 1957 has made to them in memory of our wife and mom, 
Karen (Clayton) Taylor.   We are honored and humbly say "THANK YOU!"  
Mom would be totally speechless :)

Kansas City Hospice is an excellent organization and they were 
definitely there for us during a very difficult time.  If you haven't 
had a chance to tour the Kansas City Hospice House, we urge you to do 
so.  It's a beautiful and peaceful facility, full of compassionate 
people.

Thank you again and you have our sincere gratitude and admiration.

Fondly,
The Family of Karen Clayton Taylor - David W. Taylor, and daughters 
Sheryl Bolton and Janet Goss
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Karen's Original Poem  

To my parents - the givers of life;

To my children - the meaning and continuation of life;

To my grandchildren - the joy of life;

To my great-grandchildren - the pure delight of life;

To my relatives - the threads of life;

To my friends - the spice of life;

And, to my beloved husband, David - 
My heart's breath, the light of my life.

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KAREN E. TAYLOR 


      Karen E. Taylor, age 68, of Overland Park, Ks, died on March 22, 2008 of cancer, surrounded by her family.  A resident of Johnson County since 1948, she was born July 13, 1939 in Creston, Iowa to Walter Dean and Ramona (Van Velsan) Clayton. She graduated from Shawnee Mission High School in 1957 and enjoyed several careers throughout her life, retiring in 2007.

      Karen is survived by her loving husband of almost 48 years, David W. Taylor; two daughters and their husbands, Sheryl and Gordon Bolton of Creston, IA, and Janet and Gary Goss of Leawood, KS. Karen is also survived by two sisters and their husbands, Raidene and Donald Sticken of Creston, IA and Jeannie and Bill Boothe of Climax Springs, MO.  She leaves 4 grandchildren, Brian (wife Amy) Bolton, Rachael (husband Clint) Travis, Kevin (wife Stacie) Bolton, all of Creston, IA and Scott Goss of Alexandria, VA; 7 great-grandchildren, Kaden, Gavin and Emma Bolton and Jacob, Gracie, Luke and Caleb Travis, all of Creston, IA, and several nieces and nephews. Karen was preceded in death by her parents.  She loved her family and friends dearly!

      Karen was a lady in every way with a very kind heart and modest manner.  She had a passion for life and set a wonderful example of how to live life and treat others.  Karen was committed to serving others as a tutor for Literacy Kansas City, serving on the Board of Directors for Oakshire in Overland Park, Kansas, and as a member of the Hand Bell Choir and volunteer at Church of the Resurrection. She was an avid learner who believed in keeping young by learning new things, such as tap dancing, tai chi, playing the recorder, and wool rug hooking.  She loved music, reading, shopping for shoes, spending time with friends and family and thought it was fun to be a girl!

      Karen's accomplishments include playing the Mormon Tabernacle pipe organ in 1976, receiving the Highest Award for Achievement from the Dale Carnegie Course in 2005, and she was an important member of the Shawnee Mission High Class of 1957 50th Year Reunion Committee where she took great pride in creating and maintaining the class reunion web site.

      Karen was a precious wife, a cherished mother, a very loving grandmother and great-grandmother, and a dear friend.  Our loss will never be overcome but we will carry her spirit with us and she will help guide us through each new day.

      Karen was a member of The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection, where a memorial service will be held at a later date.  Details of the service will be announced in the Kansas City Star.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Karen's memory to Kansas City Hospice House, 12000 Wornall, Kansas City, MO or to The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection - Karen Taylor Memorial Fund for Church Camp and Retreat Center, 13720 Roe Avenue, Leawood, KS 66224. Cremation, with private interment in Graceland Cemetery, Creston, IA, at a later date. 




William "Bill" Harper  (attended freshman, soph, junior year at Shawnee Mission High School  
   
William 'Bill' Harper, age 69, of Camdenton, Missouri, passed away on Monday, March 10, 2008, at his residence, after a six-month battle with brain cancer. He was born June 18, 1938, in Kansas City, Mo., a son to William Ralph and Cora Myrtle (Day) Harper. On July 6, 1958 in Kansas City, Kan., he was united in marriage to Ruth Crews. Bill attended Shawnee Mission North High School until his senior year. He then attended and graduated from Rosedale High School, Kansas City, in 1957. Bill worked several years for the United States Post Office and later worked for Rigby Printing in Lenexa, Kan. He was the national sales manager for G & H Decoy from 1971 to 1979 in Henryetta, Okla. From 1979-1989, Bill owned and operated Lohman Bill Harper Manufacturing and Game Call Company in Neosho, Mo. He hosted two television series programs: 'Sarita Safaris' and 'Outdoor Hunting and Cooking with Bill Harper' in Texas and Missouri. He also owned the Cookshack BBQ in Neosho, Mo. Bill and Ruth moved to Camdenton in 1983 and opened Bill Harper's BBQ restaurant. The last project Bill was involved in was manufacturing custom game calls with business partner Matt Bentz. He hosted the annual Bill Harper Youth Turkey Hunt and regularly held seminars on hunting and game calling. He was a life-member of the National Wild Turkey Federation, a member of the NRA, Ducks Unlimited and Custom Call Makers Association of America. Bill loved hunting, fishing and the outdoors. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Surviving are his wife, Ruth, of the home; three daughters: Tami Freeman and husband Billy of Camdenton, Mo., Sherry Pogue and husband Grover of Neosho, Mo., and Debbie Rolando and husband Tim of Kansas City, Mo.; eight grandchildren: Michael Freeman, Emily Freeman McGuire and husband Ryan, Billy Freeman, Stephanie Pogue, Ethan Pogue, Drew Pogue and wife Angela, Gabriella Rolando and Lilly Rolando, and two great grandchildren, Carter Pogue and Colten Pogue along with several nieces and nephews. Bill was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters: DeAnn Claiborne and Charlotte Faught. Memorial services were held on Saturday, March 15, 2008, at 2 p.m., at the Hedges-Scott Funeral Home, Camdenton, Mo. The family received friends from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. prior to service time at the funeral home. Memorials to honor Bill's life are left to the discretion of the donor. Arrangements are under the direction of the Hedges-Scott Funeral Home, Camdenton, Mo.
Published in the Kansas City Star on 3/16/2008.
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It is with deep sorrow we have to tell you that Elwin has passed away!  He will be so missed by all of us!!  Kay our hearts go out to you and your family!!  

  Kay Page Thomas
E-mail: klt1939@aol.com
Telephone: 970 278 9054
3963 Blackstone Court
Loveland, Colorado 80537

The week was tough, but the memorial service was lovely and I got so many notes from SM classmates, which meant a lot to our family
 
Comments: Thank you all for your prayers.  Elwin passed away very
peacefully Friday evening.  Services will be next Saturday, February 2, in
Loveland, at the United Methodist Church at 11:00 AM. 

Elwin H. THOMAS
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THOMAS, Elwin H., of Loveland. Husband of Kathryn “Kay” Thomas. Memorial service 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2 at First United Methodist Church. Memorial contributions to Hospice of Larimer County, 305 Carpenter Road, Fort Collins, CO 80525, or Larimer Humane Society, 6317 Kyle Ave., Fort Collins, CO 80525.

 

 

Publish date: 1/27/2008

Elwin H.THOMAS , 69, of Loveland, passed away peacefully at McKee Hospice in Loveland on Friday, Jan. 25, 2008.

Elwin was born in Oberlin, Kan., on Oct. 25, 1938, to Geoffrey Leroy and Lenora (Klawonn) Thomas. Elwin was raised in the Kansas City, Kan., area and graduated from Shawnee Mission High School, 1957.

Elwin married Kathryn ‘Kay’ Page in Shawnee Mission, Kan., on Feb. 14, 1959. They made their home in the Los Angeles, Calif., area where Elwin had begun his career with DeLuxe Check Printers. The company transferred them to Portland, Ore., St. Paul, Minn., Kansas City, Kan., and to Colorado in 1975. Elwin was with the company for 32 years, retiring on Dec. 31, 1990. They moved to Loveland in 1999 from Littleton.

Elwin was a member of the Loveland Elks B.P.O.E. No. 51 and former member of the Loveland Lions Club. Elwin loved his family and loved to travel with Kay in their RV. Since Elwin’s retirement they traveled to 48 states, and spent most of their winters as snowbirds.

Elwin is survived by his wife, Kay Thomas of Loveland; son, Bill Thomas and wife Robin of Castle Rock; daughter, Lori Moore and husband Kyle; and granddaughter, Stefanie Tilton of Littleton.

Elwin was predeceased by an infant daughter, Wendy Michelle.

Cremation has been conducted.

A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, at First United Methodist Church, Sixth and Grant.

Memorial contributions to Hospice of Larimer County, 305 Carpenter Road, Fort Collins, CO 80525 or to the Larimer Humane Society, 6317 Kyle Ave., Fort Collins, CO 80525.



  


 

Briggs Twyman
Briggs Twyman
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Bay Benton Boothe b Sept. 7, 1939 D Aug. 1968 Buried in Pennsylvania 

I was only 15 months old when my father was killed in Vietnam. I spent a lifetime trying to figure out who he was and why he kept going back to Vietnam. I eventually ended up serving in Desert Storm and the friendships that I made there seemed to be the answer. Info on dad. He was serving with the 199th LIB when he was killed. He was awarded the Silver Star and Purple Heart for some of the actions that he performed on the day he died. 

Vietnam Wall Information BAY BENTON BOOTHE SSGT - E6 - Army - Regular 199th Light Infantry Brigade Length of service 8 years His tour began on Mar 24, 1968 Casualty was on Aug 15, 1968 In GIA DINH, SOUTH VIETNAM HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY MULTIPLE FRAGMENTATION WOUNDS Body was recovered Panel 48W - Line 16 

Bay Booth Jr. would love to hear from any of his Dad's friends. 

bboothejr@comcast.net 

Thank you Bay for sharing pictures with us!! Please use the email contact link above and let Bay Jr. know how much we admire his Dad!! 

Please friends let us each in our own way remember our loved ones and friends that are not with us now.
Bay B. Booth Sr.
Bay B. Booth Sr.
Bay B Booth Jr (got home from Afghanistan in Nov. 2002  holding Brandon born in February
Bay B Booth Jr (got home from Afghanistan in Nov. 2002 holding Brandon born in February
Bay B. Booth Sr. (left back row)
Bay B. Booth Sr. (left back row)
Bay B. Booth
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Tony La Pides (Hickory Grove student) passed away June 2009.  I talked to his wife Carol in Atlanta, Georgia today (9-21-2011) and she said she would love to hear from any that remember Tony.  If you wish to email or telephone please contact Peggy Willis Sherard thru the Contact Us page on this web site and I will get you Carol's information.

Helen Ro Haren
     Died Overland Park, Kansas  Aug. 29, 2013 at the Sweet Life at Brookdale Place.