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DOROTHY M. "DOTTIE" ALDRICH
Dorothy M. "Dottie" Aldrich, 71, of Leawood, KS, passed away Tuesday, June 6, 2000, at St. Joseph Health Center. Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, at Mt. Moriah and Freeman Chapel with burial in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Visitation will be 7- 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 13, at the chapel. Dottie was born August 23, 1928, in Commanche, OK, to Ethel and Millard Morrison. She completed high school May 21, 1946, in Antlers, OK. She worked her way through college as an activity director for Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge in Deerwood, MN. In three years, May of 1949, Dottie earned her BA in education at Oklahoma A & M. Her first job as a teacher was at Hannibal- LaGrange in Hannibal, MO. There she met and married her husband, Glenn C. Aldrich, December 23, 1950. In 1952 they moved to Columbia, MO, where she taught at Hickman High School until 1954. Later that year they settled in Kansas City where she continued teaching, first in Kansas City, KS, and finally in Raytown, MO. Her education career concluded as Dottie became the Village Clerk for the Village of Lake Winnebago, MO. Later Dottie entered residential real estate as an agent for Hardin Stockton and truly found her calling. Dottie moved from consistently being among the cities highest producing agents to becoming the broker of her own firm, Dottie Aldrich & Associates. Dottie was additionally active as a Brownies leader, Cub Scout leader, Cherokee Christian Church member, Blue Valley High School Booster Club member, Leawood Welcomer's Club member, member of various bridge clubs and a bridge instructor. She was preceded in death by her parents, Millard and Ethel Morrison and a brother, Raymond Morrison. She is survived by her husband, Glenn, of the home; her daughter, Susan, Independence, MO; sons, Brad, Missoula, MT, and Brian, Prairie Village, KS. Additional survivors include her sister, Bertha Wren, Antlers, OK; brother, Howard Morrison, Arlington, TX; sister, Pat Townsend, Baton Rouge, LA; grandchildren, Drew, Maddie, Amanda, Derek, John, Michael and Katelin. Dottie was also survived by a large extended family of dear friends whom she considered kindred spirits. She was blessed and she was a blessing to all who knew her. Her gift was demonstrating love to all she met because Dottie knew no strangers. Each of us will carry our memories of her in our hearts forever. (Arrangements: Mt. Moriah and Freeman Chapel, (816) 942-2004) 

FRANCES ALLEN
Frances Allen, 68, of Lenexa, KS, (formerly of Paola, KS), passed away Monday, June 12, 2000, at the Shawnee Mission Medical Center. Wife of Burton and mother of Craig Allen. Cremation. (Arrangements: Wilson & Son Funeral Home) 

MARGARET ANN MACKEY ALLEN
Margaret Ann Mackey Allen, 56, Kansas City, MO, passed away June 9, 2000, at Truman Medical Center. Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 14, at the Lawrence A. Jones & Sons Linwood Chapel; burial in Forest Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be 9-11 a.m. Wednesday at the chapel. (Arrange- ments: Lawrence A. Jones & Sons Linwood Chapel) 

LYLE V. ATTERBURY
Lyle V. Atterbury, 83, Kansas City, MO, passed away June 12, 2000, at home. Mass of Christian Burial will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, at Christ The King Church; interment at Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 13, at Muehlebach Funeral Home where a rosary will be said at 7:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, family requests contributions to Christ The King Church. Mr. Atterbury was born February 19, 1917, in Mendon, MO. He retired from the Kansas City Power & Light Company on February 29, 1980, after 39 years of service. He was an Army veteran of WWII, and a member of Christ The King Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Frances M. Atterbury, of the home; son, Stephen Atterbury and wife, Michelle of Rochester, MY; daughters, Jean Meany and husband, John of Chula Vista, CA, Patty Brown, and Joyce Flemington and husband, Mark, all of Kansas City, MO; eight grandchildren, Steve Brown, Michelle Stevenson, Mark Flemington Jr. and Dan Flemington, all of Kansas City, Karen Williams and Debbie Sherwood, both of San Diego, CA, Jon Atterbury and Jeff Atterbury, both of San Jose, CA; and eight great-grandchildren. (Arr: Muehlebach Funeral Home) 

DeLORES E. BAKER
DeLores E. Baker, 76, of Overland Park, KS, passed away Sunday, June 11, 2000, at Shawnee Mission Medical Center. Memorial services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, at Community Covenant Church, 7230 Quivira Rd.; burial will be private. The family suggests contributions to the American Cancer Society or the Covenant Cedars in care of Community Covenant Church. DeLores was born May 20, 1924, in Meade, NE, and grew up in Randolph, KS. She attended Kansas State University and graduated from St. Mary's Hospital School of Nursing in Manhattan. She worked as a registered nurse for 40 years before retiring from Shawnee Mission Medical Center in 1985. She enjoyed volunteer work after retirement including making more than 3000 layettes for the Covenant World Mission. DeLores was a charter member of Hillcrest Covenant Church and, at the time of her death, she was a member of Community Covenant Church. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Cynthia Ann Baker, in 1948, and a son, Steven Wayne Baker, in 1994. She and her husband, James D. Baker of the residence, celebrated 50 years of marriage in 1996. Other survivors include her daughter, Loralee Baker-Rapue of Olathe, KS; son, J.D. Baker of Overland Park, KS, and daughter-in-law, Nancy Baker of Prairie Village, KS; grandchildren, Keene Saxon, Luke Saxon, Brian Baker, Shelly Baker, Erika Baker, and Cole Baker; and one great- granddaughter, Skylar Saxon. DeLores died after a courageous, 15-year battle with cancer. Despite illness, she continued to live joyfully, traveling gardening, sewing, helping family, friends, and strangers in need, and serving the Lord. She was an inspiration and role model to all who knew her. (Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer's Sons Overland Park Chapel, 8201 Metcalf) 

FRANK M. BARNES
Frank Merritt Barnes, 74, of Kansas City, MO (formerly of Lake Forest, IL), passed away Sunday, June 11, 2000, at his home. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, at Country Club Christian Church, 6101 Ward Parkway. Memorial contributions, in lieu of flowers, may be sent to the Network Trust, 2310 Holmes, Suite 735, Kansas City, MO 64108. Frank was born on September 29, 1925, in Newark, NJ. He served in the United States Navy during World War II, and received a Bachelor of Science in Bacteriology from Colorado State University in 1951. Frank worked for Johnson and Johnson in the Ortho Pharmaceutical Division from 1954-1972. From 1972- 1993, he worked for Abbott Laboratories, Abbott Park, IL, where he was Vice President of Corporate Licensing when he retired in 1993. Frank was President of Frank Barnes Associates from 1993 to the present. This Pharmaceutical/Health Care Consulting firm focused on business development strategies for pharmaceutical/diagnostic/biotechnology companies. He served on the Board of Directors for Network Trust. Frank is survived by his wife Kay Cronkite Waldo Barnes; one son, Jeff Barnes and his companion, Kathy Bresnahan, Vernon Hills, IL; two daughters, Debbie Barnes, Lake Bluff, IL, Robin Mattson and husband Bob, Lake Bluff, IL; two stepchildren, Kelly Dillman and husband Steve, Kansas City, MO, Fritz Waldo and wife Carol, Kansas City, MO; five grandchildren, Megan and Robin Leighty, Lake Bluff, IL, Tyler, Amanda, and Hannah Mattson, Lake Bluff, IL; three stepgrandchildren, Sydney Dillman, Kansas City, MO, Emelie and Jay Dillman, Overland Park, KS; one brother, Dick Barnes and wife Lucy, Bloomfield, NJ; his mother-in-law, Helen Cronkite, St. Joseph, MO; one niece; and two nephews. 

CHRISTIAN LOGAN BARNHART
Christian Logan Barnhart, infant son of Timmy and Leigh Ann Barnhart of Lenexa, KS, died June 8, 2000, at Shawnee Mission Medical Center. Graveside services will be 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 13, at Shawnee Mission Memory Gardens. Survivors include his parents and twin sister, Claire Blaine Barnhart; maternal grandparents, ElDora & E. Wheeler Schmidt of St. Joseph, MO; paternal grandfather, Wayne E. Barnhart, Independence, MO; and numerous aunts and uncles. Christian was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Edith Elizabeth Barnhart. The family suggests contributions to the Lee Ann Britain Infant Development Center at Shawnee Mission Medical Center. (Arrangements: Amos Family Chapel of Lenexa, (913) 888- 6611) 

L. MARIE (JACKSON) BAUER
L. Marie (Jackson) Bauer, 77, of Windsor, MO, died Sunday evening, June 11, 2000, at Fern's Care Center, Windsor. Funeral Mass will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 14, at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, Windsor, with Father Tom Hermes officiating; burial in Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor, at a later date. A rosary service will be 6:30-7 p.m. Tuesday at Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor, where the family will receive friends 7-8 p.m. Mrs. Bauer was born June 2, 1923, in Kansas City, KS, the daughter of John Martin Jackson and Junie Bell (Schiller) Jackson. On December 5, 1942, in Harrisonville, MO, she married Floyd Rhine- Heardt Bauer; he preceded her in death on April 16, 1994. Marie had worked as a keypunch and computer operator for the United States Department of Agriculture in Kansas City, MO, for 20 years, retiring in 1985. She was a member of St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, Windsor, the Altar Society of the church, and the Warrensburg Area Amateur Radio Club, Inc. She is survived by her father, John M. Jackson, Wheatland, MO; five sons, Floyd R. Bauer Jr., Windsor, MO, Martin Jackson Bauer, Houston, TX, Harley E. Bauer, Grand Junction, CO, Brent U. Bauer, Independence, MO, Charles R. Bauer, Windsor, MO; daughter, Verl Marie Green, Houston, TX; 16 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one great- great-grandchild; five brothers, Lloyd Jackson, Amsterdam, MO, Robert Jackson, Wheatland, MO, Deanie Jackson, Amsterdam, MO, Eddie Lee Jackson, Deepwater, MO, Clyde Jackson, Turner, KS; three sisters, Bernice Tolley, Clinton, MO, Dorothy Chaney, Wheatland, MO, Betty Ruth Jackson, Wheatland, MO. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her mother, Junie Bell Jackson, sister, Phyllis Jackson, and grandson, James Green. 

HAROLD DEAN BLACKMON
Harold Dean Blackmon, 63, Kansas City, MO, passed away Friday, June 9, 2000, at Providence Hospital, Kansas City, KS. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 14, 2000, at Pleasant Green Baptist Church, 340 David L. Gray Dr., Kansas City, KS; burial in Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Kansas City, MO. Visitation will be 9 a.m. Wednesday at the church. (Arrangements: Watkins Brothers Memorial Chapel) 

LORENE CALL
Lorene Call, 69, Eudora, KS, died June 10, 2000, at Eudora Nursing Center. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, at Cedar Crest Memorial Chapel, 32665 Lexington Ave., DeSoto, KS; burial in Shawnee Memory Gardens, Shawnee, KS. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, June 13, at the chapel. 

ALICE PAGE CALVERT
Alice Page Calvert, 95, of Kansas City, MO, died Friday, June 9, 2000, at Kingswood Manor. Memorial services were held Monday, June 12, at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church. Cremation. Page was born on February 20, 1905, in Sugar Creek, MO. Page went to junior college in Kansas City, MO, for two years. She became a librarian with the Kansas City School District. She worked at Mt. Washington High School and the Paseo High School for many years. She met George Calvert, who taught chemistry at Northeast High School in Kansas City. Page and George were married in 1937. Page went to UMKC and received a degree in literature in the late 1950's when she was over 50. She is survived by seven nieces and nephews. (Arrange- ments: D.W. Newcomer's Sons Overland Park Chapel) 

MARVIN E. CARLSON
Marvin E. Carlson, 75, Lake Wales, FL (formerly of Garden City, MO), passed away Saturday, June 10, 2000, at Lake Wales Medical Center Extended Care Facility, Lake Wales, FL. Graveside services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 14, at the Garden City Cemetery, Garden City, MO. Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, June 17, at the Golfview Baptist Church, Lake Wales, FL. Memorial contributions may be made to Good Shepherd Hospice, P.O. Box 7129, Winter Haven, FL 33883-7129. (Arrange- ments: Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City, MO 64747) 

NORA MARGUERITE CASH
Nora Marguerite Cash, 91, passed away June 10, 2000. Mass of Christian Burial will be 9 a.m. Wednesday, June 14, at Christ the King Catholic Church, 8510 Wornall, Kansas City, MO; burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 13, at the church where the rosary will be said at 6 p.m. Survivors include her son, John Edward Cash, his wife, Marilyn, and grandchildren, Michael D. and Laura M. Cash; brothers, Charles E. Hunt, Jr. and his wife, Thelma, Kansas City, MO, and John J. Hunt and his wife, Madgie, Missoula, MT. (Arrangements: Charter Funerals (816) 921-5555) 

DOROTHY M. COWGER
Dorothy Marie Duncan Cowger, 81, of Peculiar, MO, died Sunday, June 11, 2000, at Crown Care Center, Harrisonville, MO. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, June 15, at Antioch Southern Baptist Church, Harrisonville, MO; burial in Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville. Friends may call from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Thursday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Antioch Southern Baptist Church Piano Fund. Dorothy was born January 12, 1919, in Harrisonville, MO, the eldest child of Gene and Zadah (VanCamp) Duncan and was a lifelong resident of Cass County, MO. She married C.H. (Harold) Cowger, March 27, 1948. She was a legal secretary most of her life, working in banks and later, insurance offices. She had worked full time as office manager for Gross Insurance Agency in Harrisonville until three months prior to her death. She was a charter member of Antioch Southern Baptist Church and taught various ages of Sunday School her entire life. Until shortly before her death, she was president of the church board of trustees and was also president of Orient Cemetery Association. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Harold in December 1993, and a brother, Gene Calvin Duncan in June 1998. Survivors include a son, Steve Cowger, Peculiar, MO; and a daughter, Janet Mills and her husband, Stephen, Warrensburg, MO; and one sister, Ruth Parish, Wadsworth, OH. (Arrangements: Atkinson Funeral Home, Harrisonville, MO) 

ROBERT CHARLES COWLEY
Robert Charles Cowley, 80, Shawnee, KS, passed away Monday, June 12, 2000, at Shawnee Mission Medical Center. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, at the Porter Funeral Home; burial in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. Friends may call 12:30-1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. The family suggests memorial contributions to the organ fund of the Central Church of the Nazarene, Lenexa, KS, where he was a member. Bob was born September 12, 1919, in Nortonville, KS. He moved to Kansas City, KS in 1942, where he worked for North American Aviation/General Motors until his retirement in 1974. He was preceded in death by Edith Cowley after 50 years of marriage. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Cowley, of the home; two daughters, Nancy Wakefield of California and Gayle Whitney of Kansas City, KS; four granddaughters, Nanette Antcliff of California, and Nicole, Megan, and Shannon Whitney, all of Kansas City, KS; sister, Eileen Jarratt of Kansas City, KS; brother, Donald Cowley of Nortonville, KS; stepdaughter, Victoria Bryson of Texas; stepson, Don Hewitt of Bonner Springs, KS; and a host of friends and relatives. (Arrangements: Porter Funeral Home, 1835 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, KS 66102) 

MARGARET ADAH CRANE
Margaret Adah Crane, 89, of Kansas City, MO, passed away Sunday, June 11, 2000, at St. Luke's Hospital. Burial will be in Partlow Cemetery, Armstrong, IL. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, at McGilley Midtown Chapel. Mrs. Crane was born November 7, 1910, in Potomac, IL, to Carrie Baber and William Barnett. She worked much of her life as a nurse's aide and retired from the Independence Sanitarium and Hospital in 1970. For 15 years she volunteered in the Monday Sewing Group at the Greater Kansas City Chapter, American Red Cross with her dear friends Margaret Fay and Denise Northcutt. In later years, she enjoyed quilting, country music, and politics. Her husband, Earl D. Crane preceded her in death in 1998, after nearly 70 years of marriage, as well as her oldest daughter, Patricia Serafina in 1983. She is lovingly remembered by her son, Gary E. Crane and his wife, Yolanda, of Amarillo, TX; two daughters, Carol Lemke and her husband, Richard, Pinehurst, NC, and Mary Weston and her husband, John Rabich, Kansas City, MO. Her 13 grandchildren and their spouses also fondly recall their years with her. They are: Connie Norton, David and Teresa Serafina, Steven and Anne Serafina, Carrie and Michael Summerall, Edward Crane, Dennis and Mary Crane, Terri and Sam Orcutt, Leigh Ann Young, Matthew Lemke, Eric Lemke, Marsha and Joseph Moreno, Michael and Deborah Rabich and Patrick and Roxanne Rabich. She also leaves behind 22 great- grandchildren. (Arrangements: McGilley Midtown Chapel, (816) 753-6200) 

STELLA J. DAY
Stella J. Day, age 106, a resident of Chillicothe, MO, (former resident of Independence, MO), passed away at The Baptist Home, Chillicothe, MO, on Saturday, June 10, 2000. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 15, at the Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Kansas City, MO. There is no scheduled family visitation. Friends may call after 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Wednesday and from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. Thursday at the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe. Memorial contributions may be made to the North Missouri Baptist Home and may be left at the funeral home or mailed to the Lindley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 47, Chillicothe, MO, 64601. Mrs. Day was born on June 9, 1894, the daughter of Issac N. and Ida Florence (Butcher) Collison in Coffey, MO. On January 20, 1915, she married Ward Day in Coffey, MO. She was a homemaker and she sewed Tent and Draperies. She was a member of the Mt. Washington Baptist Church in Independence, MO. She is survived by two daughters, Reta Crandell, Vennita Flanagan and son-in- law, William, all of Oceanside, CA; a brother-in-law, Jack Markham of St. Joseph, MO; one sister-in-law, Doris Teel of Independence, MO; eight grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and 11 great- great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Silas "Ward" Day; three sons, Ellis, Richard, Clement Day; two sisters, Osta Handke and Ethel Teel. (Arrangements: Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, MO) 

JAMES STOKELY DUKELOW
James Stokely Dukelow, LTJG USN (retired), beloved husband of Pauline Houtz Dukelow, loved father of James S. Dukelow, Jr., daughters Doneta Crossland and Diane Mulanax, and granddaughter Anne Jeanette Dukelow, passed away on Friday, June 2, 2000 just as the sun streaming through his hospital window sank below the horizon. Death resulted from complications of a ruptured aortic aneurysm. James was born on October 27, 1915 at home on the family farm 10 miles NW of Hutchinson in Reno County, KS. His father, Elmer, was the oldest son of one of the pioneer farmers in Reno County, James Dukelow, who had emigrated to the U.S. from County Cork in Ireland at the time of the Fenian Uprising. His mother, Jeanette, had been raised on a ranch on the Staked Plains of Eastern New Mexico and educated at New Mexico Normal School. Elmer and Jeanette raised their seven children in a house filled with books on the latest in science and exploration and the classics of literature. As a boy in 4-H, "Stoke" (to his family) raised the first ton litter in Reno County - - a litter of pigs weighing more than a ton at six months of age. He graduated from Kansas State College with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 1937 and married Gwendolyn V. Oyer in 1938. After Pearl Harbor, he was a "90-day wonder" and served in the Navy as an engineering officer at the Bayonne Navy Yard in New Jersey. After the war, he returned to the Midwest and began a career in the infant air-conditioning industry, working for three years for the Airtemp Division of Chrysler Corporation and then beginning a 45-year association with the young firm of Truog & Nichols and its successor, Enviromental Mechanical Contractors. He was a Registered Professional Engineer, a member of the Board of Directors of the Johnson County Library from 1965 to 1972, a Director of the National Environmental Balancing Board from 1971 to 1974, President of the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors Association in 1961, and a Life Member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers. Starting in 1960, Jim owned a series of Porsches. He and Gwen were 30-year members of the Porsche Club of America and traveled many times to the Club's annual Porsche Parade. Beginning in 1957, they were "snowbird" visitors to South Padre Island in Texas, eventually building a rental fourplex and second home on the island. Like his grandfather James before him, he was a staunch Republican, serving as a precinct committeeman, and a Deacon, Elder, and Trustee of his church, the Village Presbyterian Church. He loved his family, the island, his Porsches, good friends, dixieland and swing, and the elaborate word play of the comic strip Pogo. After Gwen's death, he married Pauline Houtz in May 1999. He delighted in his new daughters Doneta and Diane and was bursting with energy and full of plans for the future. He was preceded in death by his father, Elmer R. Dukelow; his mother, Jeanette Holland Clapham Dukelow; his wife of 60 years, Gwendolyn V. Oyer Dukelow; his sister, Anne Dukelow Baldridge; and his brother, Thomas E. Dukelow. He is survived by his wife, Pauline; son, James Jr. (wife Kathryn Tominey) of Richland, Washington; daughter, Doneta Crossland (husband Sean) of Leawood; daughter, Diane Mulanax (husband Ken) of Derby, Kansas; his brothers, John (wife Novella) of Hutchinson, Kansas, and Sam (wife Evelyn) of Hutchinson; and sisters, Jeanette Foster (husband George) of Tulsa, Oklahoma and Louise Deitz (husband Dylce) of Ottawa, Kansas; granddaughters, Anne Jeanette Dukelow of Seattle, Washington and Lisa Blake of Abu Dhabi; grandsons, Michael Rogers of Leawood, Eric Rogers of Lenexa, Ryan Rogers of Lenexa, and Craig Mulanax of Derby, Kansas; and his dear friends, Gretchen and Bob Buchanan of Prairie Village. A Memorial Service and a Celebration of Jim's life will be held on Saturday, June 17, at 11 a.m. at the Village Presbyterian Church at 67th and Mission Road in Prairie Village, with a reception following the service. Memorial Gifts may be made to the charity of your choice. (Arrange- ments: Newcomer's Overland Park Chapel, 8201 Metcalf) 

CAROLYN JEAN DURNELL
Carolyn Jean (Baker) Durnell, 64, of Independence, MO, passed away Saturday, June 10, 2000, at her home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 15, at Hathaway-Peterman Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Harry Clifton officiating. Burial will follow in Durnell Chapel Cemetery, near Weaubleau, MO. Visitation will be 12:30-2 p.m. Thursday afternoon prior to the service at the funeral home. (Arrangements: Hathaway- Peterman Funeral Home, Wheatland, MO) 

J. CHARLES "CHUCK" EKEDAHL
J. Charles "Chuck" Ekedahl, 70, of Mexico, MO, died at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, June 11, 2000, at his home in Mexico. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the First Presbyterian Church in Mexico, with the Reverend Al Moreau officiating. Visitation was held Monday from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Pickering Funeral Home in Mexico. Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Park in Mexico. The family suggests memorials to the First Presbyterian Church or the Audrain Medical Center Charitable Foundation. Mr. Ekedahl was born June 14, 1929, in Rockford, IL, a son of John Alfred Robert and Harriett Emily Lundeen Ekedahl. He married Cathryn Ross on January 20, 1995, in Mexico. On April 4, 1953, in Chicago he married Patricia Gallagher. She died on July 22, 1993. Mr. Ekedahl graduated from Iowa State University with a B.S. degree in Ceramic Engineering. He received two U.S. patents on chemically-bonded refractories and was recognized for two award-winning papers by The Refractories Institute. He began working for A.P. Green Company in 1955 when he became Research and Quality Control Manager for Illinois Clay Products Co. in Morris, IL. He was named General Manager in 1963, the same year A.P. Green acquired Illinois Clay Products Co. In September 1965, he transferred to Mexico as Process Engineer, and was named Manager of Process Engineering in 1968. On May 16, 1978, he assumed his position as Technical Manager, International, from which he retired in 1991. In addition to his wife, Cathryn, survivors include one son, John Charles Ekedahl Jr. and his wife, Teresa, of Overland Park, KS; a daughter, Mrs. Jay (Suzanne Patricia) Seigfreid of Holdrege, NE; a brother, Kenneth Ekedahl of Rockford, IL; grandchildren, Katherine, Megan and John C. Ekedahl III, Ryan Patrick and Jordan Seigfreid. Also surviving are Cathryn's children, Thomas Christopher Ross, Mexico, Howard Ross, Columbia; and grandchildren, Jennifer Lynn, Katherine Elizabeth and Crystal Ann Ross. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Mexico where he had served as an Elder and a Deacon and was a member of the Choir. He was also a member of Mexico Elks Lodge 919, Audrain County Historical Society and served as an Ambassador for the Mexico Area Chamber of Commerce. He had served on the Kiwanis Club Board of Directors and was a Khoury League coach. He was founding president of the Audrain County Pachyderm Club and served as past national president of the National Pachyderm Federation. He was also a past chairman of the Audrain County Republican Central Committee. (Arrangements: Pickering Funeral Home, 403 North Western, Mexico, MO, 65265) 

FRANCIS J. "FRANK" FARNAN
Francis J. "Frank" Farnan, 56, Kansas City, MO, died June 11, 2000, at his home. Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 14, 2000, at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 900 Shady Dr., Gladstone, MO; graveside service will be 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. Columba Cemetery, Conception, MO. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at D.W. Newcomer's Sons White Chapel, Gladstone, where a prayer service will be at 7:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to NorthCare Hospice. Mr. Farnan was born August 9, 1943, in Kansas City, MO. He was a member of the Local Union 541, and a charter member of Crooked River Workin Horse and Mule Club. He was preceded in death by his father, Lawrence A. Farnan. Survivors include his wife, Linda Farnan, and daughter, Lisa Farnan, Kansas City, MO; mother, Teresa Farnan, Ravenwood, MO; brothers and sisters, Lawrence Farnan Jr., Arlington, TX, Rose Merchant, Kansas City, KS, Sharon Judy, Longwood, FL, Patricia Redden, Ravenwood, MO, Ronald Farnan, Elk Creek, MO; and numerous nieces and nephews. (Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer's Sons White Chapel, Gladstone, MO) 

MARY LORRAINE FRALICK
Mary Lorraine Fralick, 97, Kansas City, KS, died Sunday, June 11, 2000, at the Providence Medical Center. Graveside services will be 9 a.m. Wednesday, June 14, at the Mt. Hope Cemetery, Kansas City, KS. (Arrangements: Porter Funeral Home, 1835 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, KS 66102) 

JOHN GRANT GOLSON
John Grant Golson, 47, of Prairie Village, KS, passed away Monday, June 12, 2000, at his home. Memorial celebration will be 4 p.m. Thursday, June 15, at the United Methodist Church of Resurrection, 137th and Roe. Visitation will be at 2:30-4 p.m. Thursday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Keith Worthington Chapter of the ALS Association for Research. Mr. Golson was born June 9, 1953, in Columbia, MO, to John A. and Dorothy Davenport Golson. John was a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia with a BS in geology, and was a member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity and served on the Geology Development Board at the university. He was Vice President of KLT Gas, Inc. and was a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists and a Board member of the ALS Association-Keith Worthington Chapter. He was preceded in death by his father, John A. Golson in 1991. Survivors include his wife, Emily, of 24 years; children, Elizabeth, Grant and Miles Golson, all of the home; mother, Dorothy Golson, Columbia, MO; sister, Gayle Golson, Columbia, MO; and brother, Glenn Golson, Warrensburg, MO. (Arrangements: McGilley State Line Chapel, (816) 942- 6180) 

JOYCE KAY GOODWIN
Joyce Kay Goodwin, 55, of Independence, MO, passed away Monday, June 12, 2000, at Independence Regional Hospital. Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 14, at the Park Lawn Chapel; burial in Lee's Summit Cemetery, Lee's Summit, MO. Friends may call Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at the chapel. The family suggests contributions to the Swope Park Baptist Church Memorial Fund. Mrs. Goodwin was born December 20, 1944, in Kansas City, MO. She was a lifelong resident and a member of Swope Park Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Jimmy D. Goodwin, of the home; a son, David Goodwin of Kansas City, MO; a daughter, Susan Kennedy of Cleveland, OH; her parents, Earl and Elizabeth Plank of Kansas City, MO; two sisters, Karen Penticuff of Bolivar, MO, and Connie Clausen of Atlanta, GA; three grandchildren, Jimmer, Nicholas and Meganne. (Arrangements: Park Lawn Funeral Home, (816) 523-1234) 

DONALD JOSEPH GORMAN
Donald Joseph Gorman, 55, Independence, MO, passed away June 11, 2000. Memorial services will be 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, at St. Sabina Catholic Church, Belton, MO. Mr. Gorman was born February 7, 1945, in Kansas City, MO. He was a Navy veteran of the Vietnam era where he earned a Purple Heart. He is survived by his mother, Catherine Gorman ; a son, Donald J. Gorman Jr.; three daughters, Donna Morey, Doris Gorman and Denise Tippen; three brothers, David, Steve and John Gorman; two sisters, Kay Lewis and Trish Roberts; and five grandchildren. (Arrangements: Charter Funerals, (816) 921-5555) 

EDWARD TYREE HAWKINS
Edward Tyree Hawkins, 34, of Kansas City, KS, died June 10, 2000, at his home. Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, 2000, at Maple Hill Funeral Home. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Edward was born in Jackson County, MO, and was a lifelong area resident. He worked as a dump truck driver for Teamsters Local #541 for three years and was a member of the Gospel Tabernacle. Survivors include his wife, Denise Hawkins, of the home; son, Benjamin Naugle, Shawnee, KS; his mother and stepfather, Loretta and Ernest Short, Kansas City, KS; four sisters, Michele and her husband, David Houghtaling, Kansas City, KS, Desiree C. Girard, Seattle, WA, September Micarol Stidham, Sunrise Beach, MO, Billie Jo Lee, Kansas City, MO; his maternal grandparents, Millie and George Jordan, Lake Ozark, MO; his aunt, Juanita Berry, Pasadena, TX; and a cousin and her husband, Kristie and Michael Qualls, Kansas City, MO. (Arrangements: Maple Hill Funeral Home) 

RALEIGH K. HOEL
Raleigh K. Hoel, 78, Overland Park, KS, passed away Sunday, June 11, 2000. Memorial services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, at Village Presbyterian Church, 6641 Mission Rd., Prairie Village, KS; private burial in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Village Presbyterian Church. Mr. Hoel was born August 9, 1921, in Kansas City, KS. He was a member of Village Presbyterian Church where he served on the deacon and elder boards. He was an Army veteran of WWII. He worked for the First National Bank for 36 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse Adrian and Besse Fife Hoel; and brothers, Jay Adrian, John and Robert Hoel. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Verna Lay Hoel, of the home; three nephews, James, Donald and Lanny Hoel; and a surrogate daughter, Susan K. Files. (Arrangements: Mt. Moriah & Freeman Chapel, (816) 942-2004) 

PAULINE F. HOLMES
Pauline F. Holmes, 89, Bainbridge Island, WA (formerly of Kansas City, MO), died June 6, 2000, at her home. Memorial services were held Monday, June 12, on Bainbridge Island. Memorial contributions may be made to Kitsap County Humane Society, 9167 Dickey Road NW, Silverdale, WA 98383. (Arrangements: Kass Funeral Home, Bainbridge Island, WA) 

MARTHA L. HUTCHESON
Martha L. Hutcheson died June 12, 2000, at the Olathe Medical Center. Visitation is to be at the W.L. Frye & Son Mortuary in Olathe from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 13. The funeral service is to be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, at the Reformed Presbyterian Church of Shawnee, 6835 Pflumm Road; burial is to be at the Olathe Memorial Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Nurses Christian Fellowship, P. O. Box 7895, Madison, WI, 53707-7895. She was born October 14, 1936, in Beirut, Lebanon, the daughter of Chester T. Hutcheson of Sterling and the former Ada M. Wilson of Olathe. She spent much of her childhood in Syria where her parents were missionaries. She lived most of her adult life in Mission, KS. She was a 1954 graduate of Olathe High School. She attended Geneva College, Kansas State University, KU Nursing School, Columbia Bible College and the University of North Carolina, earning a BA, RN and MPH (Master of Public Health). Her career was with the Visiting Nurse Association and the Johnson County Health Department. She retired in 1999 as Director of Personal Health Services Division. Martha gave her heart to the Lord early in life, and made it her life goal to share Jesus Christ with her many acquaintances. She was a lifelong member of the Reformed Presbyterian Church, most recently in Shawnee. She was a member of the Board of Foreign Missions of that denomination. She was an active member of the Nurses Christian Fellowship, American Public Health Association, Kansas Public Health Association, American Nurses Association, Kansas State Nurses Association, Gamma Chapter at KUSN of the Sigma Theta Tau International Organization honor society, Maternity and Child Health Coalition of Greater Kansas City, Cedar House Board of Directors and Covenanter Daughters Women's Missionary Fellowship. Survivors are her brother, Harold of Olathe; brother, Norman of Kansas City, KS; and twin sister, Anna H. Duncan of Tallahassee, FL; as well as five nephews and one niece. (Arrangements: W.L. Frye & Son Mortuary and Crematory, 105 East Loula, Olathe, KS, 66061, (913) 782-0582) 

HOWARD M. "TEX" JACKSON
Howard M. "Tex" Jackson, 78, Grandview, MO, passed away June 11, 2000, at home. Cremation. Memorial service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, June 15, 2000, at the Fellowship Prayer Temple, 924 Osage, Kansas City, KS. Memorial contributions may be made to the church. (Arrangements: Kansas City Funeral Directors) 

MARGUERITE DUARDI JACOBSON
Marguerite Duardi Jacobson, Chesterfield, MO (formerly of Kansas City, MO), died Thursday, June 8, 2000. Military graveside service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 14, at Ft. Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, KS. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN. Marguerite was born in Kansas City, MO. She married Col. Arthur John Jacobson Jr. on December 24, 1948, in Kansas City, MO; he preceded her in death in 1975. Survivors include her sister, Carol DeFeo, brother, James Duardi, daughter, Patricia Walsh, son-in-law, Joseph Walsh, and one grandson, Sean Martin. 

ROSE L. JAFFERIS
Rose L. Jafferis, 74, Overland Park, KS, passed away Sunday, June 11, 2000, at Shawnee Mission Medical Center. Mass will be 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 11300 W. 103rd, Overland Park, KS 66214. Entombment will be private. Visitation will be 6-7 p.m. Wednesday prior to services at the church. Memorial contributions are suggested to Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Mrs. Jafferis was born in Madison, WI. She was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church and the National Association of Retired Federal Employees. Survivors include her husband, Ted C. Jafferis; three sons, James T. Jafferis, Peter M. Jaffaris and Christopher J. Jafferis; five daughters, Cynthia A. Oskroba, Deborah K. Molumby, Teresa M. Seeber, Mary Jane Barnett and Jeanne M. Gottschalk; two brothers, Victor Martinelli and Hubert Martinelli; one sister, Lucy Genin; and 16 grandchildren. (Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer's Sons Overland Park Chapel) 

ELSE KALLMANN
Else Kallmann, Naperville, IL (formerly of Leavenworth, KS), died Sunday, June 11, 2000, at the Manor Care Nursing Facility in Naperville. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 14, at the Barnett-Larkin-Brown Funeral Home, Leavenworth; burial will follow in Mount Zion Cemetery. Visitation will be 9-11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. The family suggests, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Congregation Beth Shalom or a charity of the donor's choice. (Arrangements: Barnett-Larkin-Brown Funeral Home, Leavenworth, KS) 

SISTER ALICE ANN KIEFFE
Sister Alice Ann Kieffe, 87, a Benedictine Sister, died at Mount St. Scholastica, Sunday, June 11, 2000. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 14, in the Choir Chapel. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 13, in the St. Lucy Chapel with a vigil service at 7 p.m. in the Choir Chapel. Burial will be in the monastery cemetery. Alice Lucille was born September 29, 1912, in St. Joseph, MO, the daughter of Emma M. Trausch and William Kieffe. She received her early education at the Cathedral school and joined the Benedictine Sisters in 1929, making her monastic profession in 1931. She was a graduate of Mount St. Scholastica Academy and College and held a master of arts degree from the Catholic University of America. She also took graduate courses at St. Louis University and at Azusa Pacific University in California. Her years of ministry in parish schools staffed by Atchison Sisters or the Benedictine Sisters of St. Lucy's Priory, Glendora, CA, a as teacher and for some years as principal, spanned 44 years in 18 parishes. She taught for one year at Mount St. Scholastica College and was librarian at St. Lucy High School in Glendora, also for one year. She was among the first group of Sisters to be missioned to California in 1943. In addition to teaching, Sister Alice Ann also served for brief periods as a rectory housekeeper and secretary and assisted in infirmary care at St. Lucy's and at Mount St. Scholastica. Since 1984, she had been in Atchison serving in various ways as long as her health permitted. Sister Alice Ann was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers. She is survived by one sister, Anna Kieffe of La Verna Heights Homes, Savannah, MO. Memorials are suggested to the Benedictine Sisters. Arensberg- Pruett Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

MERRY LYNN F. KLAASSEN
Merry Lynn F. Klaassen, 71, Parkville, MO, died June 12, 2000, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, MO. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 14, at Pleasant Hill Cemetery. A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the River of Life Church in Kansas City, 4214 NW Cookingham Road. No visitation. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the Samaritan's Purse. (Arrangements: Stanley & Son Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong, Pleasant Hill, MO (816) 540-5550) 

LINDA K. LEWIS
Linda K. Lewis, 52, of Liberty, MO, died Sunday, June 11, 2000, at the Liberty Terrace Care Center. Cremation. Mrs. Lewis was born October 3, 1947, in Liberty, the daughter of Harry E. and Frances Dalley Foster I. She was reared in Clay County and graduated from North Kansas City High School in 1964. She is survived by her husband of 24 years, Ron Lewis, of the home; a son, Jason Lewis, Liberty; daughter, Stacy Morrin, Gladstone; her parents, Harry and Frances Foster I, Liberty; brother and sister- in-law, Everett and Angel Foster II, Weatherby Lake; and a grandson, Miles Whited, Gladstone, MO. (Arrangements: Church-Archer-Pasley Funeral Home) 

MAY PEARL MAHANEY
May Pearl Mahaney, 81, Kansas City, MO, passed away June 11, 2000, at home of natural causes. Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, at Charter Funerals, 5000 Blue Ridge Cutoff, Kansas City, MO; burial in Mt. Washington Cemetery. Friends may call 2-2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the chapel. Mrs. Mahaney was born April 21, 1919, in Levasy, MO. She was a longtime member of Birchwood Baptist Church. She is survived by her daughter, Cathy Glor; two grandchildren, Sheila and James Glor; brother, Leonard Stock; two nephews, Dan and Tom Stock; and one niece, Pat Stock. (Arrangements: Charter Funerals, (816) 921-5555) 

RUSSELL E. MOORE SR
. Russell E. Moore, Sr., 69, of Osborn, MO, passed away June 10, 2000, at his home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 14, at Maple Hill Funeral Home; burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. (Arrange- ments: Maple Hill Funeral Home) 

MEL L. MORROW
Mel L. Morrow, 60, of Kansas City, MO, passed away Thursday, June 8, 2000, at North Kansas City Hospital. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, June 15, at Mount Moriah Terrace Park Chapel, 801 N. W. 108th St.; burial in Mount Moriah Terrace Park Cemetery. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, at the chapel. Mel retired after 30 years of service with General Motors Fairfax Plant. He is survived by his wife, Reba F. Morrow, of the home; three sons, Darrold Morrow, Donald Morrow and Dirk Morrow, all of Nora Springs, IA; two stepdaughters, Nancy Greathouse and her husband, William Greathouse, and Wanda Morrow; one stepgrandson, Matthew Adcock, all of Kansas City. (Arrangements: Mount Moriah Terrace Park, (816) 734-5500) 

STEVEN R. MYRICK
Steven R. Myrick, 52, St. Petersburg, FL (formerly of Prairie Village, KS), died Wednesday, June 7, 2000, as a result of an automobile accident. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, at Mapleton Cemetery, Mapleton, KS. Steve was born in Independence, MO, and moved to the Tampa Bay/St. Petersburg area in 1985. He was a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War. He was preceded in death by his father, Frederick. He is survived by two daughters, Alyssa and Amanda Myrick, East Lake, FL; his mother, Audrey Myrick, Kansas City, MO; two sisters, Diane Wiard and husband Bill, Clearwater, FL, and Joni Burroughs and husband Daniel, Overland Park, KS; a brother, Larry Vaughn, Kansas City, MO; and three nephews, Will, Brett and Bryson and a niece Baleigh. 

IDA FLORINA PARKER
Ida Florina Parker, departed this life to be with our Lord on June 11, 2000, at the Sunnyhill Nursing Home in Joliet, IL. Funeral services will be 9 a.m. Saturday, June 17, at Charter Funerals/Kansas Chapel, 10250 W. 63rd St., Merriam, KS; burial in Maple Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, KS. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Friday at the chapel. Ida Florina Moore Parker was born on April 10, 1922, to George Elmer Moore and Constance Maude Cronkite Moore in Bonner Springs, KS. She was the youngest of nine children. She married Samuel Wilson Parker Sr. on March 18, 1940, in Liberty, MO. They were blessed with six children, Julia Rose, Wanda Lee, Margaret Florina, Samuel Wilson Jr., Joyce Ann and Gary Eugene. Ida was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Wilson Parker Sr.; her parents, George and Constance Moore; four brothers, Elmer Moore, George Moore, Alva Moore and Millford Moore; two sisters, infant Moore and Verna Andrews; and stepgrandchild, Michael York. Survivors include her children, Julia Carter, Frohna, MO, Mrs. Norman Onstad (Rev. Wanda Lee) of Shorewood, IL, Mrs. Dominick Iacovone (Margaret) of Mingo Junction, OH, Samuel Wilson Parker Jr. of Olathe, KS, Mrs. Vandiver York (Joyce) of Channahon, IL, and Gary Eugene Parker of Kansas City, KS. She is also survived by her brother, Louis Franklin Moore of Bonner Springs, KS, and a sister, Alice Helen Frances of 29 Palms, CA; 17 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one great-great- grandchild; four stepgrandchildren; and numerous relatives and friends. Ida was a member of the Shekinah Church in New Lenox, IL, and The Rose of Sharon Auxiliary, a ministry to senior citizens in Joliet, IL. (Arrangements: Charter Funerals, (816) 921-5555) 

GEORGE CHARLES PHILLIPS
George Charles Phillips, 56, Kansas City, MO, died Sunday, June 11, 2000, at his home, of cancer, after a two-year illness. A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, June 16, at the North Overland Park Baptist Church, 7910 West 75th Street, Overland Park. The family suggests contributions to Cancer Action, 1831 Minnesota, Kansas City, KS 66102. George was born in Kansas City, MO, on September 28, 1943, and graduated in 1965 from the Kansas School for the Deaf. He attended Temple Deaf College as a student of theology. For several years he was a flower arranger for Leisfeld's and Flowers by Gladys, and later became employed at St. Luke's Hospital in the central supply department where he worked until health issues forced him to retire a few years ago. He was an active member of the Deaf Liberty Baptist Church, the Jackson County Chapter of the Deaf, where until recently he was secretary, and the Missouri Association of the Deaf. George was preceded in death by his mother, Marjorie Matthes Phillips who died in 1962, and by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George Kerr Phillips and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Freeman Fisk. He is survived by his father and stepmother, Mr. and Mrs. George Alonzo Phillips; his sister, Suzanne Phillips Theis and her husband, Jay; his stepbrothers, Joseph Haney Cochran III, and Christian Gambrel Cochran and his wife, Janna; a stepsister, Deirdre Elizabeth Cochran; and four nephews and one niece. 

NATHAN SCOTT MILES RAWLINGS 
Nathan Scott Miles Rawlings, 11, of Kansas City, MO, died Friday, June 9, 2000, at his home. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, June 15, at the Elmira Baptist Church; burial in Elmira Cemetery. The family will greet friends 7- 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Jarman Chapel in Lawson, MO. Memorials are suggested to the Nathan Scott Miles Rawlings Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home. Nathan was born June 7, 1989, in Kansas City, MO, to Lyndel Rawlings and Stacy Elliott. He was a lifelong area resident. He was Baptist. He had just completed the fifth grade at Gracemore Elementary School in Kansas City. He was a member of the Freedom of Road Riders Local #29 in Avondale, MO. He was a Cub Scout. His hobbies were collecting arrowheads, swimming, roller blading, and playing Nintendo. He especially loved playing with his sisters. Survivors include his father, Lyndel Rawlings of Kearney, MO; his mother, Stacy Elliott, of the home; his stepfather, Dale Miles of the home; two sisters, Krysta Miles and Jessica Miles of the home; stepbrother, Vincent Turner of St. Joseph, MO; two stepsisters, Stephanie Turner and Cassondra Zimmerman of St. Joseph, MO; paternal grandparents, Lindel W. and H. Loretta Rawlings of Roach, MO; maternal grandmother, Linda (Scobee) Dice of Excelsior Springs, MO; maternal grandfather, Stephen Lee Elliott of Excelsior Springs, MO; maternal great- grandmother, Melba Rouse of Excelsior Springs, MO; uncles, Charles Rawlings and Larry Rawlings, both of Holt, MO, and Terry Elliott of Excelsior Springs; and three aunts, Shanna Daugherty and Renee Thurston, and Andria Dice, all of Excelsior Springs. Preceding him in death were his paternal grandparents, Lois and Charles A. Rawlings and Thelma and John Blankenship; maternal stepgrandfather, Andy Dice; maternal great- grandparents, Peggy and Raymond Scobee; and stepgreat-grandfather, Ernest Rouse. (Arrangements: Jarman Funeral Home, Lawson, MO) 

DONALD JOE ROSE
Donald Joe Rose, 68, was found in his Springfield, MO, home on June 5, 2000. He died of natural causes. Cremation in Springfield; burial in Mt. Moriah Terrace Park, Kansas City North, MO. Mr. Rose was born in Springfield, MO, on April 22, 1932. He lived in Kansas City, MO, for most of his life. After 40 years of service, he retired from Southwestern Bell Telephone. He is survived by his wife, Marion Rose, Springfield, MO; two sons, Kin Rose, Kansas City, MO, and Richard Rose, Liberty, MO; daughter, Michelle Rose, Kansas City, MO; four grandchildren; sister, Lyn Rose, Grandview, MO; stepmother, Wonola Rose, Peculiar, MO. 

LORETTA J. SCHNITZ
Loretta J. Schnitz, 82, Quinton, OK (formerly of Kansas City), died Saturday, June 10, 2000. Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 14, at the First Baptist Church, Quinton, with Rev. Ray Smith officiating; burial in Quinton Cemetery. Mrs. Schnitz was born July 19, 1917, in Bluffton, IN, the daughter of John W. and Altha (Wilson) Payne. She was raised and attended school in Bluffton. She was married to Howard Schnitz on December 31, 1935, in Fort Wayne, IN. She went to Kansas City in 1949, where she was employed at Stuart Hall Stationary. She retired in 1976, and came to Quinton, OK, in 1977. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and sang in the choir. She was a member of the Eagles and the Quinton VFW Post #1099 Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed doing ceramics and quilting. Survivors include two daughters, Beverly King of Baton Rouge, LA, and Nancy Roberts and husband Gene of Kinta, OK; a son, James Howard Schnitz and wife, Sara of Kansas City; three sisters, Jeanetta Wagner of Fort Wayne, IN, Jennie V. McSorley of Zephyrhills, FL, and Mary Paddock of Grabill, IN; two brothers, Chuck Payne of Garland, TX, and Russell Payne of Grants Pass, OR; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two sons, David and Richard Schnitz; and three brothers, Johnny, Jim and Haldon Payne. (Arrangements: Black's Funeral Home, Eufala, OK) 

MARY JANE SCOTT 
Mary Jane Scott, 76, Grandview, MO, died June 12, 2000, at Life Care Center of Grandview. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 14, at D.W. Newcomer's Sons Longview Funeral Home; interment in Longview Memorial Gardens. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, June 13, at the funeral home. Mrs. Scott was born February 29, 1924, in Argentine, KS. She was a homemaker and a member of Marlborough Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond L. Scott Sr., in 1996. She is survived by daughters, Leilanie Reynolds, Blue Springs, MO, and Loretta Blair, Buffalo, MO; sons, Roger Scott, Blue Springs, MO, Raymond Scott Jr., Dublin, CA, and Marshall Scott, Blue Springs, MO; brothers, Harold Barnett and Bill Barnett, both of Buffalo, MO; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchil- dren. 

DOROTHY SHEFFIELD
Dorothy Sheffield, 78, Overland Park, KS, passed away Saturday, June 10, 2000, at her home. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, 2000, at Mt. Moriah and Freeman Chapel, 10507 Holmes Rd., Kansas City, MO; burial in Mt. Moriah Terrace Park, 108th & 169 Hwy. Friends may call 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 13, at the chapel. Mrs. Sheffield was born July 29, 1921, in Kansas City, MO. She was a lifelong resident of the Kansas City area, where she raised her four children. She was preceded in death by her husband, James A. Sheffield, and a daughter, Joan Bruns. Survivors include her daughter, Judy Santner, Overland Park, KS; sons, Jim Sheffield, Potomac Falls, VA, and Jeff Sheffield, Wilmette, IL; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Her loving spirit has and will continue to touch the lives of many. (Arrangements: Mt. Moriah and Freeman Chapel, 816/942- 2004) 

A. BLANCHE SHEPARD
A. Blanche Shepard, 80, Raytown, MO, passed away Monday, June 12, 2000, at Woodbine Health Care. Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, June 15, 2000, at George C. Carson & Sons Independence Chapel; burial in Mound Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be one before the service at the chapel. (Arrangements: George C. Carson & Sons Independence Chapel) 

DIANE ROSE (JAMES) STEVENSON
Diane Rose (James) Stevenson, 42, Kansas City, MO, passed away Sunday, June 11, 2000, at her home. Memorial services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, June 17, at Park Lawn Funeral Home. Cremation. Diane was born May 22, 1958, in Independence, MO. She was a graduate of Van Horn High School, and had been baptized at Budd Park Christian Church. She is survived by two daughters, Shawna and Nicole Stevenson, both of Liberty, MO; her parents, Delbert and JoAnn James, Kansas City, MO; two brothers, Larry D. James, Independence, MO, and her twin, Danny Thomas James, Kansas City, MO; two sisters, Janet L. Dines, Rockville, MO, and Karen S. Lovell, Independence, MO; and her grandmother, Opal Ham, Plattsburg, MO. (Arrangements: Park Lawn Funeral Home, 816/523-1234) 

JOHNNY SWARTZ
Mr. Johnny Swartz, 67, St. Joseph, MO (formerly of Kansas City, MO), passed away June 12, 2000. Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 14, at Heaton- Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, St. Joseph; interment in Savannah Cemetery, Savannah, MO. Visitation will be after 9 a.m. Tuesday at the chapel, where the family will receive friends 6-8 p.m., and Masonic Services will be 6 p.m. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society or the Family Worship Center, St. Joseph. 

SHANE SWEET
Shane Sweet, 24, Amsterdam, MO (formerly of Lexington, MO), passed away Sunday, June 11, 2000, at North Kansas City Hospital, as a result of an automobile accident. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 14, 2000, at the Atkinson Chapel, Adrian, MO; burial in Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian. Visitation will be 10-11 a.m. Wednesday at the chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the cemetery or MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving). (Arrangements: Atkinson Funeral Home, Adrian, MO) 

SARAH MARGARET TILLMAN
Sarah Margaret Tillman, 88, Clinton, MO (formerly of Leawood, KS), passed away Sunday, June 11, 2000, at Clinton Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, June 15, 2000, at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. Family will receive friends 7:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. Family suggests contributions to the American Heart Association in care of the funeral home. (Arrangements: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home, Clinton, MO)

JOHN JOSEPH TRAVALENT 
John Joseph Travalent, 87, Kansas City, MO, passed away Sunday, June 11, 2000. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 14, 2000, at St. Bernadette's Catholic Church; burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Visitation will be 9:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Mr. Travalent was born January 10, 1913, in Kansas City, MO. He was a salesman of institutional groceries for 30 years for companies in the Kansas City area. He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Anna, in 1997, and three brothers. He is survived by one son, John Travalent and wife Betty, Burnsville, MN; daughter, Diana Spare and husband, Ken, Kansas City, MO; two brothers, Sam Travalent, Conception, MO, and Louis Travalent and wife Agnes of Kansas City, MO; brother-in-law, Marion Mistretta; four sisters-in-law, Josephine Travalent, Elizabeth Travalent, Lena DiCapo, and Louise Monaco and husband, Louis; six grandchildren; and four great- grandchildren. John and Anna cherished their family and we will always be grateful for their love. (Arrangements: McGilley Midtown Chapel, 816-753-6200) 

CARL D. WARREN 
Carl D. Warren, 72, Independence, MO, died June 12, 2000, at Independence Regional Health Center. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, June 15, at St. Mark's Catholic Church; burial in Mount Washington Cemetery, Independence. Friends may call 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, at D.W. Newcomer's Sons Noland Road Chapel where a rosary will be said at 8 p.m. (Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer's Sons Noland Road Chapel) 

JOHN EDWIN WEST
John Edwin West, 69, died Thursday, June 8, 2000. Memorial services were held Monday, June 12, at Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, OR. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 1425 NE Irving, Suite 100, Portland, OR 97232-4201. John E. West was born on December 14, 1930, in Wheaton, MO, to Lawrence and Ruth Farrell. John was raised and educated in Missouri. In 1951, he entered into the United States Air Force in Kansas City, MO. John was stationed in Tillamook, OR, where he met and married Louise Christensen in 1952. He then moved to England where he was stationed for two years. After being honorably discharged, John returned to Kansas City, and then returned again to Tillamook, OR. John worked as an elevator repairman, and retired in the mid 1980s. John enjoyed traveling and fixing things. Survivors include sons, Doug West of Portland, OR, and Ted West of Troutdale, OR; daughter, Karen West of Palm Springs, CA; brother, Mike Farrell of Livermore, CA; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. (Arrangements: Bateman Carroll Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Gresham, OR) 

MICHAEL EUGENE WHITE
Michael Eugene White, 56, Blue Springs, MO (formerly of Joplin, MO), died June 9, 2000, at VA Medical Center, Kansas City, MO. Direct cremation; burial in Lowell, KS. (Arrangements: Ulmer Funeral Home, Carthage, MO) 

WILLIAM "BILL" WILSON
William "Bill" Wilson, 66, of Grandview, MO, died Sunday, June 11, 2000, at his home. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, at the Atkinson Chapel, Harrisonville, MO; burial in Wills Cemetery, Peculiar, MO. Friends may call from 1-2 p.m. Wednesday at the chapel. Survivors include his wife, Anna Wilson, of the home; children, Ellen Dennison, Harrisonville, MO, Randy Ray Wilson, Cleveland, MO, Judy Ann Wilson, Grandview, MO, Danny Ray Wilson, New Jersey, Betty Jo Ferro, Rome, Italy; two brothers, Frank Ray Wilson, Hermann, MO, and Alfred Masters, Lebanon, MO; three sisters, Lola Mersman, Grandview, MO, Lucille Fleeger and Mary Jean Masters, both of Waynesville, MO; and four grandchildren, Kristy April Wright, Jennifer Nicole Wilson, Gloria Marie Dennison and Matthew Leo Dennison. (Arrangements: Atkinson Funeral Home, Harrisonville, MO) 

SHUKURAH Z. "TOOTIE" YANCY
Shukurah Z. "Tootie" Yancy, departed this life on June 9, 2000, at home. Shukurah was born November 15, 1996, in Kansas City, MO. She attended Hosanna Missionary Baptist Church, where she sang in the Angel Choir, and had perfect attendance in Sunday School. She had a happy and glorious spirit, as she enjoyed playing with her friends/nieces, Shala, Jameria and Jameisha. Shukurah was a special and bright little girl who tested well for placement into Border Star Elementary School, where she was to begin this fall. She touched the life and hearts of many people and all will miss her joyful spirit. Shukurah leaves to cherish her memories her loving mother, Louise Yancy; maternal grandmother, Linda White; special aunt, Yvonne Hudson; sisters, Kathy Mays (Tim), Kansas City, MO; brothers, Kenneth Yancy (Viola), Overland Park, KS, James Yancy II (Caressia), Kansas City, MO, aunts, Sarah Artis-Matthews, Mozell Adams (Jimmy Lee), Ella Haysaw (Vernon), Opal Freeman (Frank), Kay Brown (John), Fay Johnson (Grady), Dyane Oliver, Shirley Brown; uncle, Melvin Brown (Royce); and host of other relatives, friends and loved ones. (Arr: Lawrence A. Jones & Sons Linwood Chapel)


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