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HARVEY B. ADCOCK 
Harvey B. Adcock, 76, Lamar, MO, died June 9, 2000, at Freeman Hospital, Joplin, MO. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday, June 12, at the Park Lawn Chapel; burial in Green Lawn Cemetery, Kansas City, MO. Friends may call 5-7 p.m. Sunday at the chapel. Mr. Adcock was born November 10, 1923, in Atwood, KS. He was a member of Lamar Assembly of God and belonged to Teamsters Local #41. He is survived by his wife, Selma Adcock, Lamar, MO; daughter, Marilyn Adcock, Kansas City, MO; sons, Howard Adcock, Butler, MO, Kenneth Adcock and Richard Adcock, both of Kansas City, MO; sister, Unice Killingsworth, Greenfield, MO; brother, Lester Adcock, California; 17 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. (Arrangements: Park Lawn Funeral Home)

KENNETH E. ALEXANDER
Kenneth E. Alexander, 93, Lee's Summit, MO, passed away Friday, June 9, 2000, at Lee's Summit Hospital. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 13, at the Highland Park Mausoleum; entombment will follow. Friends may call 12 noon-1 p.m. Tuesday at the Highland Park Funeral Home. Contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. Mr. Alexander was born in Kansas City, KS, and was a lifelong resident of the Greater Kansas City area. He was an electrical engineer for Armco Steel for 31 years retiring in 1970. He was also a retired commander in the U.S. Navy Reserves serving in WWII. He was a former member of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers, was past president of the Armco Steel Workers Federal Credit Union and later served on its board for many years. He was a past member and instructor in the U.S. Power Squadron on Celestial Navigation. He was a past member of the Perry Yacht Club and an alderman for several years at Lake Waukomis. He is survived by a niece, Carolyn Thompson of Shawnee, KS. (Arrangements: Highland Park Funeral Home)

JAMES H. AMOS 
James H. Amos, 85, of Cameron, MO, died June 10, 2000, in Cameron, MO. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday, June 12, at the Poland-Thompson Funeral Home Chapel; burial in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Gladstone, MO. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, June 11, at the funeral home chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to Western Masonic Home or Bible Baptist Church. Mr. Amos was born in Sedalia, MO, where he attended Smith-Cotton High School. He moved from Kansas City to Lake Viking then to Cameron for the last 15 years. He was employed by Armco Steel in Kansas City and had worked there for 27 years. Mr. Amos belonged to Hillside Christian Church in Kansas City and attended Bible Baptist Church in Cameron, MO. He was a member of Masonic Lodge #644 of Grain Valley, MO, and Eastern Star #428 of Blue Springs, MO. James married Ruthette Bohon on February 29, 1936. He was preceded in death by his parents, James H. and Louise Amos, and a daughter, Sandra Lea Moon. Survivors include his wife, Ruthette Bohon Amos, of the home; sons, James Amos and wife, Cynthia, of Gravios Mills, MO, Russell Amos and wife, Jane Drury of Shawnee, KS; daughter, Donna and husband, Clayton Stowell, of Kansas City, MO; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. (Arrangements: Poland-Thompson Funeral Home, Cameron, MO)

ELLA ARMSTRONG
Ella Armstrong, 87, of Emporia, KS, died June 8, 2000, at the Newman Memorial County Hospital, Emporia, KS. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 12, at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Pleasant Hill, MO. Ella Gaston was born in Garden City, MO, on February 3, 1913, the daughter of Albert and Mae (Odell) Gaston. She married Joe Armstrong in April of 1929. He died in June of 1978. She was employed at McGonigles Grocery in Kansas City, MO, until 1964, and she was manager of the restaurant at Gaston's Resort, Lakeview, AR, until she retired in the 1970's. She is survived by her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, and sisters, Jewell Thomas and Dola Fagg; and brothers, Al Gaston, Glen Gaston and C.E. Gaston. (Arrange- ments: Roberts-Blue-Barnett Funeral Home)

CAPTAIN DALE M. BOWEN
Captain Dale M. Bowen, 86, of Lake Wildwood, Penn Valley, CA, died on May 30, 2000, after a short illness. He was born in Fountain City, IN. He served as Captain in the Merchant Marine during World War II. Captain Bowen owned and operated Bowen Navigation School, 11 Broadway, NYC for 30 years. He owned and operated large farms in Goshen, NY, and Parnell, IA. Since 1985 he had resided in Lake Wildwood, Penn Valley, CA. He is survived by his first wife, Ellen Berger Bowen; three daughters and families, Vanessa Coats of Aurora, CO, Suzanne Bowen Aunan of Iowa City, IA, Barbara Bowen Eidt of Overland Park, KS, and his present wife, Cleo Aberli; four step sons and their families, Perry W. Aberli of South Carolina, Walter P. Aberli, Donald A. Aberli, and David A. Aberli, Louisville, KY; and his brother, Vaughn Bowen of Corpus Christi, TX. He is also survived by eight grandchildren, Johanna Coats of Boulder, CO, Elizabeth, Jeffrey, Katherine, and Jill Aunan of Iowa City, IA, Natalie and Christina Eidt of Overland Park, KS, and Nicholas Sorosky of Winnetonka, IL. He was preceded in death by his brother, Maurice Bowen; brother, Edwin Bowen; his sister, Vivian Bowen Love; his father, Gideon Shaw Bowen; his mother, Ursula Mae Anderson Bowen; and his daughter, Nancy Bowen Sorosky. He will be missed greatly by his family and friends. Notes to the family may be sent to Cleo Bowen, 20664 Chaparral Circle, Penn Valley, CA 95946.

MARTHA HAZEL BRANDES 
Martha Hazel Brandes, 57, Kansas City, MO, died Friday, June 9, 2000, at Truman Medical Center East. Memorial services will be 3 p.m. Friday, June 16, at Mt. Moriah and Freeman Chapel. Martha was born July 17, 1942 in Kansas City, KS and was a lifelong resident of the Kansas City area. She graduated from William Chrisman High School in 1960. She was preceded in death by her father, Earl Erter, in 1980; and a son, Gerald Douglas Carlson, in 1986. Survivors include her son, Dean E. Carlson, and wife Debi, Grandview, MO; mother, Ella Erter, Kansas City, MO; brothers, Earl A. Erter Jr., and wife Lisa, Independence, MO, and Sonny Kirkendoll; and three grandchildren, Eric Michael Carlson, Adam Dean Carlson, and Alyssa Marie Carlson. (Arrangements: Mt. Moriah and Freeman Chapel, (816) 942- 2004)

JAMES PAUL CAIN
James Paul Cain, 67, of Lexington, MO, passed Saturday, June 10, 2000, at his residence. Services will be 11 a.m. Monday, June 12, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church; burial in St. Louis Catholic Cemetery, Bonnets Mill, MO. Visitation will be 9:30-10:30 a.m. Monday, at the church, where there will be a rosary at 10:30 a.m. (Arrangements: Webb-Freer Funeral Home, Blue Springs, MO)

CECIL L. CAMPBELL
Cecil L. Campbell, 82, of Higbee, MO, (formerly of Kansas City), died June 10, 2000, at the Moberly Regional Medical Center from heart failure. Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 13, at Cater Funeral Home Chapel, Moberly; interment will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Forest Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, MO. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Monday at the Cater Funeral Home in Moberly. Memorial contributions may be made to the Bales Baptist Church, Kansas City, or the Alzheimer's Association. (Arrangements: Cater Funeral Home, Moberly, MO)

ELIZABETH L. CASEY
Elizabeth L. Casey, 86. Independence, MO, passed away Friday, June 9, 2000, at Independence Regional Health Center. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 13, at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. Friends may call 6:30-8 p.m. Monday, June 12, at D.W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Chapel. Mrs. Casey was born June 8, 1914, in Eudora, KS. She was preceded in death by her husband, James W. Casey on September 19, 1988. Survivors include a daughter, Elizabeth A. Thomas and husband, Ed, Sugar Creek, MO; a brother, Leon Cairns and wife, Vi, Basehor, KS; a sister, Lois Martin and husband, Bill, Lansing, MI; two granddaughters, Angela Madsen and husband, Terry, Oak Grove, MO, and Julie Cope and husband, Travis, Bonner Springs, KS; and two great- granddaughters, Hannah and Hattie Madsen, Oak Grove, MO.

BARBARA ANN "ROCKERS" COOMER
Barbara Ann "Rockers" Coomer, 63, of Grandview, MO, passed away Saturday, June 10, 2000, at her home. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 13, at Coronation of Our Lady Catholic Church, Grandview, MO; burial in Leavenworth National Cemetery. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Monday, at the church, with a rosary at 7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to K.C. Hospice or American Cancer Society. Mrs. Coomer was born September 25, 1936, in Kansas City, MO. She was an accounting technician for the Department of Agriculture, and a member of Coronation Catholic Church where she was a choir member. Survivors include her husband, Robert Coomer, of the home; two sons, John C. Coomer, Overland Park, KS, and James E. Coomer, Lee's Summit, MO; and four grandchildren. (Arr: E.K. George - Grandview, MO)

JEWELL T. COOPER SR. 
Jewell T. Cooper Sr., 83, Kansas City, MO, passed away June 8, 2000, at home. Funeral services will be 12 noon Thursday, June 15, at Swope Parkway United Christian Church, 6140 Swope Parkway, Kansas City, MO; burial in Southside Cemetery, Fulton, MO. Visitation will be 10 a.m.-12 noon Thursday at the church. (Arrangements: Charter Funerals, (816) 921-5555)

LOLA A. CORRAL 
Lola A. Corral, 89, of Kansas City, MO, passed away Friday, June 9, 2000, at Trinity Lutheran Hospital. Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 13, at the Newcomer's Floral Hills Chapel; burial in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the chapel where a rosary will be said at 7 p.m. The family suggests contributions to the American Cancer Society. Mrs. Corral was born January 1, 1911, in Broken Arrow, OK, and had lived in this area most of her life. She was the co- owner and operator of Los Corrals Restaurant in Kansas City for 45 years with her husband, before retiring in 1994. She was preceded in death by her husband, Philip J. Corral, Sr. in 1988. Survivors include two sons, Philip J. Corral, Jr. of Houston, TX, and James A. Corral of Kansas City, MO; a daughter, Josie M. Ortega of Kansas City, MO; a brother, Louis Guevara of Topeka, KS; a sister, Carmen Gonzales of Kansas City, KS; five grandchildren, James Cervantes, Janet Cervantes, Justine Cervantes, Suzie Zepeda and Philip J. Corral, III, and 11 great-grandchildren. (Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Chapel)

VERA LELA DILKS 
Vera Lela Dilks, 93, formerly of Indianola, IA, passed away in her home in Leavenworth, KS, with her family near. Funeral services will be held at 5 p.m. Monday, June 12, at the Marjorie Powell Chapel in the Powell Gardens, 1609 NW US Highway 50, Kingsville, MO, 64061- 9000, Exit 240. Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. Monday at the Marjorie Powell Chapel. Following the funeral services the body will be sent to the Overton Funeral Home in Indianola, IA, for graveside services to be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Indianola, IA. The family ask that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the First United Methodist Church of Leavenworth, Hospice of Leavenworth of Powell Gardens, 1609 NW US Highway 50, Kingsville, MO, 64061-9000. Mrs. Dilks was born on November 8, 1906. She was married to H.F. "Bud- Gus" Dilks on May 17, 1934, who preceded her in death. Vera had shared the home of the couples only child, S. Darlene Dilks Runyan and son-in-law, Merrill D. Runyan for the last six years in Leavenworth, KS. Other survivors besides her daughter and son-in-law include a brother, Estel Andruss and sister-in-law, Etha, of Centerview, MO, and sister-in- law, Wilma Andruss of Higginsville, MO. vera had three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, Tracie A. Runyan Hoover and Brant of Monroe City, MO, and children, Shelby, Ethan & Morgan, Tonya S. Runyan Gasteneau and Kevin of Smithville, MO, Terrill L. Runyan and Anita and children, Kurtis, Kole, Korian and Kloe. There are also many nieces and nephews. (Arrangements: Davis Funeral Chapel, 531 Shawnee St., Leavenworth, KS, 66048)

ROBERT LAVEY "BOB" DONEGAN
Robert Lavey "Bob" Donegan, 74, of Leawood, KS, passed away Friday, June 9, 2000, at St. Joseph Health Center. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 13, 2000, at the Church of the Nativity Catholic Church, Leawood, KS. Burial will be at Resurrection Cemetery. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Monday evening at McGilley Funeral Home, 12301 State Line Road, where the rosary will be said at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Mr. Donegan's name to The Eye Foundation of Kansas City, 2300 Holmes, Kansas City, MO, 64108, Attn: Sue Dunphy, (816) 881-6100. Mr. Donegan was born to Jane E. and Joseph J. Donegan, Sr. on July 11, 1925. He was a United States Marine in World War II and served in the South Pacific. Mr. Donegan was co-owner and founder of Donegan Optical Company, Inc., where he was Vice President until he retired in 1997. He was a member of Milburn Golf and Country Club and a parishioner of the Church of the Nativity since it's founding. From 1964 to 1986 he was an active member of Queen of the Holy Rosary parish, serving on the liturgy committee and as an usher. Mr. Donegan is survived by his wife, Ann and his two daughters, Lisa Donegan, of the home, and Mary Donegan Singh of Leawood, KS, as well as three grandchildren, Paul Singh, Angelia Singh and Katie Singh. Four brothers, one sister, also survive Mr. Donegan, as well as many loving brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be James H. Hare, Steven Carrington, Garry Hammes, Bill Davis, Jerry Shreve and Phil Hientzleman. (Arrangements: McGilley State Line Chapel, (816) 942- 6180)

ARTHUR R. DONOHO 
Arthur R. Donoho, 90, Overland Park, KS, passed away Friday, June 9, 2000, at Manor Health Care Center. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 12, at Muehlebach Funeral Home; interment at Floral Hills Cemetery. Friends may call 4-6 p.m. Sunday, June 11, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Crossroads Hospice, 7611 State Line, Kansas City, MO 64114. Mr. Donoho was born August 17, 1909, in Kansas City, MO. He was a plumber and owner of Johnson County Plumbing, retiring after 40 years. Art was a member of Nall Ave. Baptist Church, which he and his wife, Irma Donoho, and three other families founded on August 30, 1953. He was a also a member of Plumbers Local #8 for 65 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Irma N. Donoho, in 1988. Survivors include sons, Arthur Allen Donoho of Overland Park, KS, and Ray Donoho of Lenexa, KS; daughters, Linda L. Keeny of Mission, KS; grandchildren, Mark Donoho, Renee Donoho, Kimberly Keeny, and Kristen Gonterman; and great-grandchildren, Jeremy Gonterman and Andrew Gonterman. (Arr- angements: Muehlebach Funeral Home)

CARL L. DOUGLAS
Carl L. Douglas, 84, of Liberty, MO, died Friday, June 9, 2000, at the Liberty Hospital. Services will be 11 a.m. Monday, at the Church-Archer-Pasley Chapel, Liberty, MO. Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Monday, at the Hunter Cemetery, Rockport, MO. Friends may call from 10-11 a.m. Monday, at the funeral chapel. Mr. Douglas was born November 15, 1915, in Langdon, MO, the son of D.E. and Jessie M. Hunter Douglas. He moved to Liberty at the age of eleven. Mr. Douglas was a retired concrete truck driver for Housman Ready Mix. He was an Army veteran of WWII, a member of the American Legion, Liberty VFW Post 4043, and the Liberty United Methodist Church. He married Vivian Todd on September 19, 1941. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, and two sisters, as well as his wife, Vivian, who died in July 1999. He is survived by a brother, Raymond Douglas, Hemet, CA; and several nieces and nephews.

DOROTHY "DODY" (HIXSON) DuBOIS
Dorothy "Dody" (Hixson) DuBois, 79, of Trimble, MO, passed away Friday, June 9, 2000, at North Kansas City Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 13, at the Hixson-Klein Funeral Home, Gower, MO; burial in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Smithville, MO. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home in Gower. Donations may be made to the Paradise Baptist Church Building Fund. Mrs. DuBois was born on December 23, 1920, to Frank and Lena (Hawkins) Hixson, in Gower, MO, where she graduated from high school. On July 12, 1941 she was united in marriage to William Calvin "Bill" DuBois. After their marriage they lived in Trimble where they made their home. Her husband, Bill, passed away June 26, 1989. Dody worked at Spelman Memorial Hospital in Smithville, as an L.P.N., for over 25 years. She was a member of the Paradise Baptist Church. She is survived by one brother and sister-in-law, Eldon and Mary Hixson, Gower, MO; several nieces and nephews, other relative and many friends. (Arrangements: Hixson-Klein Funeral Home, Gower, MO)

DOROTHY (WYATT) EISMAN
Dorothy (Wyatt) Eisman born December 26, 1929, passed away June 8, 2000, in Crystal River, FL. She was a resident of Shawnee, KS, until she retired from the Shawnee State Bank in 1991 and moved to Flemington, MO. She leaves five children, Roy Eisman, VA, Judy Parsons, KS, Phillip Eisman, NV, Joyce Caffey, FL, and Jill Springer, CA. She also leaves 12 grandchildren and seven great- grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Bud Eisman, in 1998. Family requests donations to the Alzheimer's Association.

G. LaREE FRANSE
G. LaRee Franse, 73, of Olathe, KS, passed away Saturday, June 10, 2000, at Meadowbrook Rehabilitation Hospital, Gardner, KS. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 13, at W.L. Frye & Son Funeral Home in Olathe; burial in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens, Olathe, KS. Memorial contributions may be made to Olathe Senior Center or Meadowbrook Rehabilitation Hospital. (Arrangements: W.L. Frye & Son Mortuary and Crematory, Olathe, KS, 66061)

LILLIAN D. (OLSON) GALLAGHER
Lillian D. (Olson) Gallagher, 85, of Stillwater, MN, (formerly of Roseville & Edina, MN, and Overland Park, KS), died June 9, 2000. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Roseville, MN; burial in Sunset Cemetery. Memorials preferred to American Heart Association. Mrs. Gallagher was born June 24, 1914, in Minneapolis, MN, and attended the University of Minnesota. A Standard Oil/Amoco employee for 33 years, she retired in 1974. She was preceded in death by husband, William Gallagher; parents, Adolph & Esther Olson; and brother, Harvey A. Olson. Survivors include a brother, Harold L. Olson of Petaluma, CA; brother, Harlan G. Olson of Marine on St. Croix, MN; stepson, William Gallagher of Williamsburg, VA; stepdaughter, Katherine Gallagher of Chicago, IL; and also one nephew, five nieces and numerous other relatives and friends.

DORA PLUMMER HERBST
Dora Plummer Herbst, 98, Kansas City, MO, died Friday, June 9, 2000. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 14, at Floral Hills Cemetery. Friends may call 4-5 p.m. Wednesday at Oak Hall. Memorial contributions may be made to Herbst House Restoration, Box F, Salem Station, Winston-Salem, NC 27108. Mrs. Herbst was born in Walnut Shade, MO, and lived in Beagle, KS, and Bluffton, IN, before coming to Kansas City in 1918. She graduated from Northeast High School in 1919, and later that year married Fred Herbst who died in 1972. They were dedicated lifelong members of railway employee lodges and other fraternal organizations. She was particularly proud of her PTA work at Scarritt School. She was affiliated with Melrose and Central Methodist churches. During World War II, she worked at the Lake City Arsenal, and later for the Jackson County Welfare Office retiring in 1963. Dora and Fred loved to travel and spent much time on the gulf beaches in Florida. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Marguerite Herbst Feekays. She is survived by her son, John F. Herbst, Kansas City; grandchildren, Sue and Jim Roberts, Charlotte; great-grandchildren, Renee and Eric Carpenter, Charlotte, and Robin and John Steinmeyer, Jacksonville; great-great- grandchildren, Wil Carpenter, Kelly Durham and John and Lauren Steinmeyer. (Arrangements: Charter Funerals, (816) 921-5555)

CLEOMAE HOWELL
Cleomae Howell, 81, Kansas City, MO, died June 9, 2000, at North Kansas City Hospital. Cremation Memorial contributions may be made to Unity Temple on the Plaza, 707 W. 47th St., Kansas City, MO 64112. Mrs. Howell is survived by two sons, Ron Bartels, Lincoln, NE, and Don Bartels, Berkeley, CA; and two grandchildren, Lauren Iris Bartels, Winston-Salem, NC, and Christopher Bartels, Berkeley, CA. (Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer's Sons White Chapel Funeral Home, 6600 N. Antioch Rd., Gladstone, MO 64119)

JENELL IRENE HURLBURT-FORNESS
Jenell Irene Hurlburt-Forness, 21, Overland Park, KS, passed away Friday, June 9, 2000, at Shawnee Mission Medical Center. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Monday, June 12, at Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens, Olathe, KS. Friends may call 12 noon-2 p.m. Monday at the Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 143rd & Blackbob Rd., Olathe, (913) 768-6777. The family suggests contributions to the Humane Society of Greater Kansas City, 316 Minnesota, Kansas City, KS 66061. Jenell was born June 25, 1978, in Niagara Falls, NY, and lived in Johnson County most of her life, where she attended Olathe East High School. She was a graduate of Superior School of Hairstyling in Olathe, KS. She was a stylist at Deluxe Hair Cuts in Leawood, KS, for the past two years. We love her and will miss her presence very much. She leaves her husband, Matthew T. Forness, of the home; her father, David A. Hurlburt, Overland Park, KS; her mother and stepfather, Carol and Joe Hancock, Olathe, KS; a brother, Todd D. Hurlburt, Olathe, KS; and an aunt and uncle, Brenda S. and Chuck Pergrim, Bemus Point, NY.

LILLIAN B. KENNEDY
Lillian B. Kennedy, 88, Kansas City, MO, passed away Friday, June 9, 2000, at Research Medical Center. Graveside services will be 12:30 p.m. Monday, June 12, at Resurrection Cemetery, Lenexa, KS. Friends may call 10 a.m.-12 noon Monday at the Simmons Funeral Home, Kansas City, KS.

JOHN WESLEY MAYER
John Wesley Mayer, 74, Mission, KS, passed away Saturday, June 10, 2000, at Trinity Lutheran Manor. It was Mr. Mayer's wishes that there be no service but contributions be made to the American Cancer Society. (Arrangements: Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee, (913) 631-5566)

PATRICIA MEANS
1927 - 2000
Patricia Means, 72, St. Joseph, MO, died Friday, June 9, 2000, at a St. Joseph Hospital. Services will be 10 a.m. Monday, June 12, at Christ Episcopal Church; interment in Ashland Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, at Meierhoffer Family Funeral Service, where friends may call after 9 a.m. Sunday. The family suggests memorial gifts to the Arthritis Foundation or Christ Episcopal Church. Mrs. Means worked for IBM in Kansas City, MO for five years prior to her marriage in 1956. Born December 21, 1927 in Detroit, MI, she resided in Kansas City, MO and then moved to St. Joseph, MO in 1957. On October 20, 1956, she married William Means. He survives of the home. She was preceded in death by her parents, Osmond "Joe" and Winifred (MacQueen) Pierce. She was a member of Christ Episcopal Church of St. Joseph. She was a member of the Altar Guilds of Trinity Episcopal of Independence, MO and Christ Episcopal Church of St. Joseph, MO. She attended the University of Iowa, and was president of Chi Omega Social Sorority. She served as president of State Hospital Auxiliary, Chairman of St. Joseph's Children's Theaters Program, and a worker with Great Books and United Way. Additional survivors include three daughters, Katherine Means, Odessa, DE, Susan Means, St. Joseph, MO, and Rebecca Schneidewind, Kansas City, MO; and her brother, Ernest M. Pierce, Vacaville, CA. (Arrangements: Meierhoffer Family Funeral Service)

DAVID L. OLSEN
David L. Olsen, 43, of Kansas City, MO, passed away Friday, June 9, 2000, at his home. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 13, 2000, at Park Lawn Northland Chapel. Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, at the Winston Cemetery, Winston, MO. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Monday, at Park Lawn Northland Chapel. Mr. Olsen was born May 22, 1957 in Kansas City, MO, and had lived all of his life in this area. He was an auto body repairman and had worked for several auto body repair shops. He had also worked for General Motors for 15 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd and Mildred Olsen; and a brother, Tony. Survivors include one son, Kevin Olsen, Kansas City, MO; a brother, Randy Olsen, Liberty, MO; and a sister, Peggy Pruessner, Platte City, MO. (Arrange- ments: Park Lawn Northland Chapel)

JAMES "JAMIE" ANTHONY RADER
James "Jamie" Anthony Rader, 60, Glendale, AZ (formerly of Holden, MO), passed away Thursday, June 8, 2000, at Bergan Mercy Hospital, Omaha, NE. A Celebration of Life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 12, at Williams Funeral Chapel, Holden with Rev. James E. Johnson officiating; burial will follow in the Pisgah Cemetery north of Chilhowee, MO. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the chapel. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Magnolia Baptist Church and these may be left at or mailed to the chapel. Jamie was born Friday, March 29, 1940, in Clinton, MO, the son of James Delbert and Anna Lee Hager Rader. He went to elementary school at Magnolia and graduated from Holden High School in 1958. Jamie had been in the Missouri Army National Guard for 20 years. He had been a machinist for ATT/Lucent Technologies for 30 years, and was a member of the First Christian Church, Holden. He had been married to Lula Clapper and then married Joyce Sue Wilcox on May 13, 1984, in Glendale, AZ. He is survived by his wife, Joyce, of the home; one daughter, Laura Heider and husband, Bret, Raton, NM; one stepdaughter, Donna Sue Little and her fiance, Billy Pinson, Phoenix, AZ; one son, Jim Rader and wife, Delores, Larkspur, CO; five grandchildren, Darik and Alissa Heider, Nicholas Tagbering, Max Little, and Valerie Sandoval; his mother, Anna Lee Rader, Holden, MO; four sisters, Mina Hanson and husband, Larry, Woodhull, IL, Linda Greene and husband, Mac, Clinton, MO, Marianne Rhoades and husband, Gary, Raytown, MO, and Sandy Erisman and husband Steve, Warrensburg, MO. He was preceded in death by his father, Delbert Rader; and a nephew, Bryan Michael Greene. (Arrangements: Williams Funeral Chapel, 609 E. 10th St., Holden, MO 64040, (816) 732-4188)

RAYMOND G. REYNOLDS
Ray Reynolds, 78, Overland Park, KS, died on June 8, 2000, from complications following a stroke. A memorial service will be 4 p.m. Monday, June 12, at D.W. Newcomer's Sons Johnson County Funeral Chapel, 11200 Metcalf. Memorial contributions, in lieu of flowers, may be sent to either the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation or the American Cancer Society. Ray, son of George and Martha Reynolds, was born on March 13, 1922, in Streator, IL. He served as an officer in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a blimp pilot. He graduated first in his class from Babson Institute in 1949, receiving a bachelor of science degree in business administration. Ray worked for Owens- Illinois for over 30 years, primarily as a marketing and sales manager. Ray's passion was golf and he was a member of Inverness C.C. in Toledo, OH, and Leawood South C.C. in Leawood, Ks. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Lucille Cullen, Georgene Cullen and Evelyn Cain; his wives, Barbara Morgan and Suellen Wilhite; and two children, Larry and David. Ray is survived by sons, Dale of Lenexa, KS, and Doug and his wife, Rebecca of Marlboro, MA; and grandson, Alexander. (Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer's Sons Johnson County Chapel)

RODOLFO T. RODRIGUEZ
Rodolfo T. Rodriguez, 69, of Kansas City, KS, passed away Thursday, June 8, 2000, at the Trinity Lutheran Manor. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 13, at the St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church; burial in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Kansas City, KS. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday with a rosary at 7 p.m. at the Simmons Funeral Home. Mr. Rodriguez was born January 23, 1931, in Monterrey, Mexico. He retired from the Cargil Corporation in 1990. Survivors include his wife, Cecilia Rodriguez, of the home; one son, Rodolfo "Ronnie" and daughter-in-law, Helen Rodriguez, of Gladstone, MO; one brother, Ricardo Rodriguez of Monterrey, Mexico; one sister, Emma Florez of Mission, TX; two grandchildren, Ryan and Rudy Rodriguez. (Arrangements: Simmons Funeral Home)

LEAH M. "BILLIE" SCHIRMER
Leah M. "Billie" Schirmer, age 93, of Leawood, KS, passed away June 5, 2000, at the residence. Private memorial services will be held Wednesday at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, with inurnment in Forest Hill Cemetery. Friends may call 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, June 13, at D.W. Newcomer's Sons Overland Park Chapel, 8201 Metcalf. The family suggests contributions to St. Andrew's Episcopal Church or the G.J. Chapter of the P.E.O. Sisterhood for any P.E.O. educational project. Mrs. Schirmer was born on December 23, 1906, in Ft. Dodge, IA, and graduated from the University of Iowa. She came to Kansas City in 1932, and became an office manager for Interstate Bakeries. She later served as secretary at Sunset Hill School and then Pembroke Country Day School. She was married to John Alexander Schirmer for 65 years; he preceded her in death in 1998. She was an active member of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, where she served as directress of the Jr. Altar Guild. She was also a member of St. Luke's Hospital Auxiliary, Chapter G.J. of the P.E.O. Sisterhood, the Woman's City Club, Dividend Dames, the Mu Mu Alumnae Chapter of Alpha Chi Omega, Friends of Art, and a volunteer at the Nelson-Atkins Museum. Billie was a board member of the Nettleton Home and the Girl Scout Council. With her husband, she was a member of the UMKC Associates and a charter member of the Carriage Club. She is survived by two daughters, Sallie McCarthy of Albuquerque, NM, and Alexandra Colbert of Kansas City, MO; one son, John P. Schirmer of Columbia, MO; five grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. (Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer's Sons Overland Park Chapel)

MILDRED M. GOODLOE SCHOOLER
Mildred M. Goodloe Schooler, 87, of Leawood, KS, passed away Saturday, June 10, 2000, at the Ray County Memorial Hospital in Richmond, MO. Graveside services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, at Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Kansas City, MO. Friends may call from 7-8 p.m. Monday, at the Walker-Nadler Funeral Home, Lexington, MO. (Arrangements: Walker-Nadler Funeral Home, Lexington, MO)

JOHN ARTHUR SCHUMANN
John Arthur Schumann, 66, died Thursday, June 8, 2000, at Sabetha Community Hospital, Sabetha, KS. He had resided at the Apostolic Christian Home in Sabetha since June, 1998, following the sudden death of his sweetheart and full-time caregiver, Fran Schumann, in March 1998. He will be remembered by those who knew him as an incredibly courageous man with a sweet spirit who quietly endured enormous suffering for over 25 years. Funeral services are planned for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 13, 2000, at the First Congregational Church in Sabetha with Pastor Charlie Robinson officiating. Inurnment will follow at a later date. Family visitation will be from 7-8:30 p.m. Monday at Popkess Mortuary. Mr. Schumann requested that memorial contributions be directed to the First Congregational Church Building Fund. They can be sent in care of Popkess Mortuary, 823 Virginia, Sabetha, KS, 66534. Mr. Schumann was born February 26, 1934, in Horton, KS, to John and Alma Kowert Schumann of Powhattan. He graduated from Powhattan High School in 1952 and attended the University of Kansas. In 1955 he married Frances Torkelson of Everest. They resided in Powhattan for over one year and then moved to Lawrence. In 1966, and four children later, they moved to Emporia where he and his wife started their own electrical contracting company, Schumann Electric, Inc. Mr. Schumann was a well respected, highly organized, master electrician whose quality work remains in numerous commercial and residential structures in Emporia and the surrounding area. He was also involved in Kiwanis and enjoyed traveling to other towns giving speeches and meeting other Kiwanis members. In 1974, at the age of 40, he survived a massive stroke, which left him paralyzed and severely, permanently disabled. Subsequently, in 1975, he and his wife had to dissolve their business. In 1980, John made the most important decision he would ever make and committed his life to Christ. As a result of that decision, his surviving daughters have a peace that transcends their sorrow. Mr. Schumann's surviving daughters are Sharee A. Wiggins of Overland Park, KS, and Cindy Coupal of Clay Center. Surviving siblings include, Gwendolyn Pace of Hermitage, TN, Robert Schumann of Sabetha, KS, and Steven Schumann of Overland Park, KS. Surviving grandchildren are Shannon Coupal of Wichita and Aaron Coupal of Clay Center. Mr. Schumann was preceded in death by Frances "Fran" Schumann and two of their four children, Tonya Lauree Schumann and Mark Allan Schumann, as well as one grandchild, Jacob Michael Coupal. John's parents also preceded him in death. His mother lived at the Apostolic Home until her death in December 1999. (Arrangements: Popkess Mortuary)

JEANNE ANN (CRUSE) SILVERBERG
Jeanne Ann (Cruse) Silverberg, Merriam, KS, passed away June 10, 2000, at home. Cremation. No services. (Arrange- ments: McGilley & Hoge, (913) 642-3565)

VIVIAN H. SUTHERLAND
Vivian H. Sutherland, 80, Windsor, MO, died Friday, June 9, 2000, at his home. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Monday, June 12, at Warrensburg Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, St. Louis, MO. Mr. Sutherland is survived by his wife, Mary, of the home; a daughter, Connie Robbins, Warrensburg, MO; three stepsons, Ed See, Warrensburg, MO, Ronnie See, Seneca, MO, and Jerald See, Independence, MO; three stepdaughters, Connie Barker, Windsor, MO, Judy Helm, Odessa, MO, and Karen Bannister, Olathe, KS; two grandchildren; two great- grandchildren; 14 stepgrandchildren; and nine stepgreat-grandchildren. (Arrange- ments: Sweeney-Phillips & Holdren Funeral Home, Warrensburg, MO)

MARJORIE LEMIRA TERRILL
(November 21, 1923 - June 7, 2000) 
Marjorie L. Terrill, 76, formerly of Kansas City, died June 7, 2000, in Grand Junction, CO. Services were held Saturday, June 11, at Muehlebach Funeral Home; burial in Forest Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions, in lieu of flowers, may be sent to the Alzheimer's Association, 761 Rood Ave., Grand Junction, CO 81501. Mrs. Terrill was born in Indianapolis, IN, to Donald and Marion Millholland. She earned her B.A. degree from Butler University and her library science degree from (Case) Western Reserve University. She was elected to Who's Who American College and University Students on 1945- 1946. On June 14, 1947, she married Robert S. Terrill in Indianapolis. He died in January 1973. Marjorie resided in Leawood and Prairie Village, KS until 1994. She was employed as the medical librarian at Menorah Medical Center from 1968-1989, and was a member of Cherokee Christian Church and Village Presbyterian Church. She loved her family, reading, dancing, and gardening. Survivors include two sons, Robert S. Terrill of Overland Park, KS, and Georges Bolcamba of Urbana, IL; two daughters, Nancy Terrill of Grand Junction, CO, Lynda Harter of North Bend, OR; a brother, Donald Millholland of North Carolina; and seven grandchildren, Gracey Ann Terrill, Jordan E. Welborn, Cullen Eisner-Terrill, Jessica Eisner-Terrill, Rhett Harter, Rachel Harter, and Robin Harter. (Arrangements: Muehlebach Funeral Home)

STELLA M. WILEY
Stella M. Wiley, 93, Liberty, MO, passed away Friday, June 9, 2000, at Ashton Court Care Center, Liberty. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Monday, June 12, at Missouri City Cemetery. (Arrangements: Muehlebach Funeral Home)

JUDITH DAWN WOLFF 
Judith Dawn Wolff, 43, Kansas City, MO, passed away Friday, June 9, 2000, at Overland Park Regional Medical Center, after a three year battle with cancer. Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 13, at the Langsford Funeral Home, Lee's Summit, MO; burial in Greenwood Cemetery, Greenwood, MO. Friends may call from 6:30-8 p.m. Monday evening, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Angel Flight Central, 10 Richards Rd., Kansas City, MO 64116. Judi was born December 28, 1956 in Cherokee, IA to George W. and Marilyn Litterick Hill. She graduated in 1975 from Shawnee Mission West High School. Judi had worked as a dental assistant for many years before starting her own catering business in 1988, Heartland Catering. She then acquired the Greenwood Tearoom in Greenwood, MO in 1990. Shortly thereafter her cookbook, Hand Picked from the Heartland, was published. Although cancer had an impact on Judi's life, Judi's life had an impact on many people. She was a volunteer of Angel Flight Central and assisted in the screening for the arrangement of transportation for the purpose of access to medical care. Survivors include her parents, George and Marilyn Hill, DeSoto, KS; two brothers, Richard, and his wife Kimberly Hill, Shawnee, KS, and Norman Snell, Denver, CO; three nephews, J. Aaron Hill, Andrew Hill, and Bryon Hill; and one niece, Hannah Hill, all of Shawnee, KS; two uncles and their wives, Gaylord and Iris Litterick, Beatrice, NE, and John and Sandy Litterick, Excelsior Springs, MO; two aunts and their husbands, Linda and Donnie Brown, Greenville, SC, and Pat and Jim Crocker, Pelzer, SC; and several cousins. Throughout her life, Judi was blessed with many special friends. She loved all of you and will miss you, just as she was loved by you and will be dearly missed. Memories survive, goodness lives, and love is immortal. (Arr: Langsford Funeral Home, Lee's Summit, MO)

JOHN D. WOODS
John D. Woods, 53, Kansas City, MO, died Saturday, June 10, 2000, at Research Medical Center. Memorial services will be 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 13, at McGilley State Line Chapel, 12301 State Line Road, with visitation from 5:30-7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the "Lane and Andy Education Fund" at First National Bank of Olathe, 7800 College Blvd., Overland Park, KS 66210. John was born on September 27, 1946, in Austin, MO. He graduated from Archie High School, Archie, MO, and obtained his bachelor's degree in education from Central Missouri State University. After graduating from college he taught speech and debate at Mexico High School, Mexico, MO. He later moved to Columbia MO, where he worked in property management. He met Marilyn L. Johnson and they were married in 1973. They relocated to Breckenridge, CO, where John worked as a ski patrolman for the Breckenridge Ski Corporation and earned his EMT. In 1978 they relocated to Kansas City, MO, where John established Blue Valley Express, a warehousing and distribution business. After 10 successful years, he started Blue Valley Productions, a video and sound production company doing freelance work for America's Most Wanted, National Geographic and other network shows. John had a passion for music and was an accomplished musician on various instruments. He loved vintage automobiles, invested in real estate and was well known for his spin on midwestern vernacular. John was preceded in death by his father, Frank Garner Woods, his mother, Gladys Kenagy Williams and stepfather, Dubby Williams. He will be greatly missed by his friends and family and is survived by his daughter, Lane, 17, his son, Andy, 15, and their mother, Marilyn. Also surviving are his brother, R. Deane Woods and his wife, Sharon, Grainger, IN; sisters, Elaine Pool, Kempner, TX, Vivian Moudy and husband, Paul, Adrian, MO, Freda Durbin and husband, Robert, Kansas City, MO, Jackie Davidson, Kempner, TX, and Jeanie Richards and husband, Wayne, Garden City, MO; and nieces and nephews. (Arrangements: McGilley State Line Chapel, (816) 942-6180)


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