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WILMA JUNE ASHLEY
Wilma June Ashley, 79, Tonganoxie, KS, passed away Wednesday, June 14, 2000, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, June 17, at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Kansas City, KS, with the Rev. Ben Saathoff officiating. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday at Quisenberry Funeral Home, Tonganoxie. The family suggests memorials to Friendship Valley Get Together Club, c/o Quisenberry Funeral Home, P.O. Box 993, Tonganoxie, KS 66086. 

GREG L. BEHRENDS
Greg L. Behrends, 46, Buckner, MO, passed away Tuesday, June 13, 2000, at St. Mary's Hospital of Blue Springs, MO. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, June 17, at the Ralph O. Jones Chapel, Odessa, MO, with the Rev. Larry Stacy officiating; burial in Mt. Tabor Cemetery, Odessa. Friends may call 7-8 p.m. Friday at the chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the family to be given to a charity of their choice. (Arrangements: Ralph O. Jones Funeral Home, Odessa, MO) 

FLOREADA M. BILLUPS
Floreada M. Billups, 86, Kansas City, KS, passed away Saturday, June 10, 2000, at Providence Medical Center. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, June 17, at Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church, 1226 Armstrong Ave., Kansas City, KS; burial in Chapel Hill. Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, at the church. (Arrangements: Mrs. J.W. Jones Memorial Chapel) 

DEANNA GAIL BIRMINGHAM 
Ms. Deanna Gail Birmingham, 38, of Kansas City, MO, died Monday, June 12, 2000, at her home. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, June 16, at Jarman Chapel in Lawson, MO; burial in Lawson Cemetery. The family greet friends 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday at funeral home. (Arrangements: Jarman Funeral Home, 214 N. Pennsylvania, Lawson, MO 64062, 816-580-3212) 

JEAN V. BOUTROSS
Jean V. Boutross, 79, of Kansas City, MO, passed away Tuesday, June 13, 2000. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Friday, June 16, at Christ The King Church; interment at Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Thursday, June 15, at Muehlebach Funeral Home where a wake service will be at 7:30 p.m. Memorial contributions to Notre Dame DeSion School, 10631 Wornall Rd., Kansas City, MO 64114. Mrs. Boutross was born March 10, 1921, in Brooklyn, NY. She was the first female steel broker in the U.S. and worked for Lobby Steel, Artco Steel and Pete & Jean Boutross Steel Co. She was a member of Christ The King Church. She was a member of the Auxiliary at St. Joseph Health Center, Menorah Medical Center and Research Medical Center, and a member of the Women's American Lebanese Club of Kansas City. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Peter Boutross, in 1994. Survivors include daughters, Emily Modeer of Kansas City, MO, and Julie Clarkson of Leawood, KS; brother, Albert Boutress of Yorktown Heights, NY; sisters, Ann Boutross and Claire Gabriel, both of Brooklyn NY, and Elaine Atiyeh of Avon, CT; six grandchildren; and three great- grandchildren. (Arrangements: Muehlebach Funeral Home) 

LEONARD L. BRADSHAW
Leonard L. Bradshaw, 86, Pleasant Hill, MO (formerly of Holden and Kingsville, MO), passed away Tuesday, June 13, 2000, at Research Medical Center, Kansas City, MO. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday, June 16, at the Wallace Funeral Home, 422 N. Lake, Pleasant Hill, MO; burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Mr. Bradshaw was born in Chilhowee, MO, and lived the early years of his life in Holden and Kingsville, MO. He was a farmer and also had worked for Lake City, retiring in 1979. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers; two sisters; one son, Kenneth Harold Bradshaw; one granddaughter, Carol Larson; one great-granddaughter, Justine Larson; and one son-in-law, George Brooks. He is survived by his wife, Annabelle Bradshaw, of the home; one son and his wife, George and Peggy Bradshaw, Archie, MO; one daughter and her fiance, Mary Anna Brooks and Steve Bokonich, Lee's Summit, MO; one sister, Hallie Rhoads, Warrensburg, MO; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and many other relatives. (Arrangements: Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill, MO) 

LANCE BROWN JR.
Lance Brown Jr., 66, of Kansas City, KS, passed away Monday, June 12, 2000, at his residence. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 16, at the Thatcher Funeral Home Chapel; burial in Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, KS. Friends may call from 8- 10:30 a.m. Friday, at the chapel. (Arrangements: Thatcher Funeral Home, (913) 321-1211) 

WILLIAM P. "BILL" BUCKER
William P. "Bill" Bucker, 80, of Kansas City, MO, passed away Tuesday, June 13, 2000, at Woodbine Care Center in Gladstone, MO. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday, June 16, at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, Broadway and 13th St.; private burial will be in Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, KS. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, June 15, at D.W. Newcomer's White Chapel, Gladstone, MO. Memorial contributions may be made to Park Hill School District Education Foundation or the Grace and Holy Trinity Music Fund. Bill was born February 11, 1920 in Elmo, MO. He served in the United States Army during World War II as a light tank driver in the 3rd Armored Field Artillery Batallion, 9th Armored Division. He was awarded three Battle Stars in the Rhineland, Ardennes, and Central Europe campaigns. He was awarded a B.S. in Education degree from Northwest Missouri State University in 1948. He later studied at the University of Colorado and earned a Master of Music Education degree from the UMKC Conservatory of Music. In 1952, after teaching for four years in Iowa public schools, he returned to Missouri. He taught music at Park Hill High School for the next 28 years, retiring in 1980. He coached the high school golf team at Park Hill from 1959-1970. From 1960-1967 he was Minister of Music at Platte Woods Methodist Church. Bill is survived by his wife of 52 years, Barbara J. Bucker, of the home; one son, Dr. Wm. Robert Bucker, Duluth, MN and New York City; one sister, Lilybell Gray, Rockwell City, IA; two nieces and one nephew, and a host of friends and former students. (Arrangements: White Chapel) 

DERRICK BURCH
Derrick Burch, 24, of Kansas City, MO, passed away Friday, June 9, 2000, at Truman Medical Center. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, June 19, at E.R. Morris Funeral Chapel, 4316 Troost Ave.; burial in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m. Monday, at the chapel. (Arrangements: E.R. Morris Funeral Chapel) 

ESTHER C. BURKS
Esther C. Burks, 94, of Kansas City, MO, passed away Sunday, June 11, 2000, at Baptist Medical Center. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, June 16, at Floral Hills Funeral Home; burial in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until service time on Friday at the chapel. (Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer's Sons Stine & McClure Chapel) 

MARTHA JOAN CAMPBELL
Martha Joan Campbell, 67, Blue Springs, MO, died Wednesday, June 14, 2000, at her home. Cremation. Memorial services to be announced. (Arrange- ments: Webb-Freer Funeral Home, Blue Springs, MO) 

SCOTT AARON CLARK
Scott Aaron Clark, 31, Shawnee, KS, passed away Monday, June 12, 2000. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, June 16, at Mt. Moriah & Freeman Chapel, I-435 at Holmes Rd.; burial in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday, June 15, at the chapel. (Arrangements: Mt. Moriah & Freeman Chapel, (816) 942-2004) 

VIRGINIA L. "GINGER" CONAWAY
Virginia L. "Ginger" Conaway, 53, Richmond, MO (formerly of the Kansas City, MO area), died Tuesday, June 13, 2000, at Liberty Hospital, Liberty, MO. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday, June 16, at the Thurman Funeral Home, Richmond. Cremation following the service. Visitation will be 1-2 p.m. Friday, June 16, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Virginia L. "Ginger" Conaway Memorial Fund. (Arrangements: Thurman Funeral Home, 507 E. Main, Richmond, MO 64085, (816) 776-2233) 

RALPH CROAN
Ralph Croan, 87, Paola, KS, passed away Tuesday, June 13, 2000, at Shawnee Mission Medical Center, Merriam, KS. Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Friday, June 16, at the First Baptist Church of Paola; burial in Paola Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Wilson & Son Chapel, Paola. Memorials may be made to the church or the Senior Center. Ralph Croan was born August 18, 1912, in Paola, KS, to Earl and Beulah Ricketts Croan. On January 18, 1935, Ralph married Edna Vanhorn in Osawatomie, KS. Ralph farmed most of his adult life in the Miami County area before moving to Paola in 1952, where he was employed at the Washburn Hatchery until 1959. He then opened his own business called the Croan Feed and Seed Store in Paola from 1959-1961. In the mid 60s he drove a gravel truck for the Miami County road maintenance crew. After a few years he was employed at the Buy-Rite Grocery Store. After retirement he enjoyed driving the school bus and the senior citizens bus for many years. Ralph was a member of the First Baptist Church of Paola, and the Paola Senior Citizens Center. Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, Edna, in 1994; one granddaughter; and two brothers, Dale and an infant. Survivors include a daughter, Carol Kay Johnston, Paola, KS; sons, Robert LeRoy Croan, Livonia, MI, Roger Earl Croan, Paola, KS, Donald Wayne Croan, Liberty, MO, and Carl Ray Croan, Kansas City, MO; 12 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. (Arr- angements: Wilson & Son Funeral Home, Paola, KS) 

GLENN ARTHUR DILLE
Glenn Arthur Dille, 92, Harrisonville, MO, died Tuesday, June 13, 2000, at Golden Years Nursing Center, Harrisonville. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, June 17, at the Atkinson Chapel, Adrian, MO; burial in the Cloud Cemetery, Adrian. Memorial contributions may be made to Baptist Children's Home Byrne Campus, Peculiar, MO; or Gideons Bible Society. (Arrangements: Atkinson Funeral Home, Harrisonville, MO) 

LAURA LEE ZIMMERMAN DONNELLY 
Laura Lee Zimmerman Donnelly, 76, Liberty, MO, died Tuesday, June 13, 2000, at Liberty Hospital. She was born June 8, 1924, in Kansas City, MO. She was a member of St. Stephen Lutheran Church, where she was instrumental in establishing various organizations, including the Women's Missionary League, Bible Study, and Church Choir. She was an Administrative Assistant at Douglas Chemical Co. in Liberty for over 30 years and continued to assist them in various ways until the time of her death. She received an Exemplary Award for her commercial artwork, which was used worldwide for Douglas Chemical Co. Lee was well-known in her neighborhood for her walks, where she continually made an effort to help the environment by keeping the roadways clean. She loved the outdoors, where her hobbies included fishing and gardening. She was an avid Royals and Chiefs fan. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lawrence Clyde Zimmerman and Zola L. Zimmerman. Lee's life was dedicated to her family, especially her two sons. Survivors include her two sons, Terry Donnelly and his wife, Joy, Lathrop, MO, and Tim Donnelly, Springfield, MO; two brothers, Neal Zimmerman and his wife, Betty, Kansas City, MO, and William "Bill" Zimmerman and his wife, Shirley, Raytown, MO; seven grandchildren; and one great- grandchild. Her former husband and father of her sons is John Donnelly, Liberty, MO. Visitation will be 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, June 15, at St. Stephen Lutheran Church, Liberty, MO. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, June 16, at the church; burial in Resthaven Cemetery, Osceola, MO. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Stephen Lutheran Church, 205 N. Forest Ave., Liberty, MO 64068. 

BERNADINE R. DUNN
Bernadine R. Dunn, 85, Kansas City, MO, passed away Tuesday, June 13, 2000, at Carondelet Manor. Funeral Mass will be 11:30 a.m. Friday, June 16, at St. Elizabeth Church, 75th & Main; burial in Mt. Moriah Cemetery, I-435 at Holmes Rd. Visitation will be 10:30-11:30 a.m. Friday at the church. Memorials may be made to St. Elizabeth Church, 2 E. 75th, Kansas City, MO 64114. (Arrange- ments: Mt. Moriah & Freeman Chapel, (816) 942-2004) 

DR. W.H. FOSTER
Dr. W.H. Foster, 90, of Clovis, NM, (formerly of Warrensburg, MO), died Sunday, June 11, 2000, in Clovis. Memorial services will be held 4 p.m. Saturday, June 17, at the First Christian Church, Warrensburg. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church Building Fund. (Arrange- ments: Husman-Sparks-McDowell Funeral Home, Odessa, MO, (816) 633- 5323) 

CHARLIE EDWARD GRAY
Charlie Edward Gray, 23, of Kansas City, KS, passed away Sunday, June 11, 2000, at Bethany Medical Center. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, June 19, at Antioch Baptist Church; burial in Mt. Hope Cemetery. Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. Monday, at the church. (Arrangements: Lawrence A. Jones and Sons Kansas Chapel) 

BEN GREENBAUM
Ben Greenbaum, 79, of Kansas City, MO, passed away Tuesday, June 13, 2000, at Olathe Medical Center. Graveside services will be 2:30 p.m. Thursday, June 15, at Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Kindly omit flowers, family suggests contributions to Jewish Community Center. Mr. Greenbaum worked with his son, Alan Harvey Greenbaum, in the Strictly Seam Carpet Cleaning Co., Kansas City, MO, for 20 years before retiring in the mid 1990s. Previously, he worked with his brother, Louis Greenbaum, in their Auto Sales Business, in Kansas City, for many years. Mr. Greenbaum was a former member of Congregation Beth Shalom. He was a member of the Jewish Community Center, B'nai Brith, and the Jewish War Veterans. Mr. Greenbaum was preceded in death by his wife of 11 years, Rosiland Greenbaum, in 1963. He is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Jeffrey C. and Venita Greenbaum and Alan Harvey and Brenda Greenbaum, all of Kansas City, MO; brother and sister-in- law, Louis and Ann Greenbaum of Overland Park, KS; three grandchildren, Vanessa, Ryan, and Andrea Greenbaum. (Arrangements: Louis Memorial Chapel) 

BESSIE HAILEY
Bessie Hailey, 83, of Kansas City, MO, passed away Saturday, June 3, 2000, at Truman Medical Center. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, June 17, at E.R Morris Funeral Chapel, 4316 Troost, Kansas City, MO; burial in Blue Ridge Lawn Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, at the chapel. (Arrangements: E.R. Morris Funeral Chapel) 

VICKIE HOLLINSHED-DEW
Vickie Hollinshed-Dew, 46, Kansas City, KS, passed away Saturday, June 10, 2000, at Bethany Medical Center. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, June 16, at New Horizon Missionary Baptist Church, 1928 N. 47th, Kansas City, KS; burial in Sunset Gardens Cemetery. Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. Friday, at the church. (Arrangements: Mrs. J.W. Jones Memorial Chapel) 

ROBERT B. HUGGINS
Robert B. Huggins 83, passed away June 13, 2000, at Continuous Long Term Care, Olathe, KS. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, June 16, 2000, at St. Mark's Lutheran Church; burial in Olathe Memorial Cemetery. Friends may call 6- 8:30 p.m. Thursday at W.L. Frye & Son Funeral Home, Olathe. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 515 S. Ridgeview Rd., Olathe, KS 66061. Mr. Huggins was born July 2, 1916, in La Cygne, KS, the eldest child of Daisy and Floyd Huggins. They moved to Olathe in 1920. He received a B.S. degree from KU in 1951, taught eighth grade in Bonner Springs, KS, traveled for Certified Chemicals, and was a bricklayer. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy as a Malariologist (a specialist in tropical diseases), attached to the Seventh Fleet and to the U.S. Marines. He was elected to the Olathe City Commission and later to the Olathe City Council. He was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church and a member of the VFW, American Legion, and the Kiwanis Club. Survivors include his wife, Laura M. "Peggy" Smith Huggins of the home; son, Robin J. Huggins, Springfield, VA; three brothers, Ted Huggins, Shawnee, KS, Floyd Huggins, Leawood, KS, and Larry Huggins, Kearney, MO; three sisters, Vivian Jurgens, Olathe, KS, Peggy Young, Spring Hill, KS, and Shirley Sanders, Pensacola, FL; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great- nephews. (Arrangements: W.L. Frye & Son Mortuary and Crematory) 

GENNIE "GENE" JARRETT JR.
Gennie "Gene" Jarrett Jr., 64, Edwardsville, KS, passed away Saturday, June 10, 2000, at Providence Medical Center in Kansas City, KS. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, June 17, at Antioch Baptist Church, 1381 Quindaro Blvd., Kansas City, KS; burial in Chapel Hill Masonic Garden, Kansas City, KS, with Rev. B.R. Stephens officiating. Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, at the church. (Arrangements: Mrs. J.W. Jones Memorial Chapel) 

JOHN A. JENKINS
John Jenkins, 66, Shawnee, KS, passed away Monday, June 12, 2000, at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, MO. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, June 16, 2000, at Alden-Harrington Chapel, Bonner Springs, KS; burial in Monticello Union Cemetery, Shawnee. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Mr. Jenkins was born October 1, 1933, in Louisburg, KS. He was an Army veteran and a member of the American Legion Post, Shawnee, KS. He was also a member of the First Christian Church in Bonner Springs. He had served as a volunteer for the Delaware Township, Bonner Springs, and Monticello Township Fire Departments. He was employed by the Gas Service Company of Kansas City, MO, retiring in 1992, after 41 years. He began work for the Gas Service on June 12, 1951, and died exactly 49 years later. He is survived by his wife, Edna Jenkins of the home; two sons, Steve Jenkins of Gardner, KS, and Steve VanTasell of De Soto, KS; four daughters, Sherry Moll and Brenda Davis of Gardner, KS, Peggy Wilson of Kansas City, KS, and Debbie VanTasell of De Soto, KS; two brothers, Edward Jenkins of Manhattan Beach, CA, and Charles Jenkins of Springhill, KS; two sisters, Alice Wilson of Kansas City, KS, and Amelia Long of Overland Park, KS; 11 grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren. 

HAROLD E. JENSEN
Harold E. Jensen, 77, Horton, KS (formerly of Kansas City, KS), died June 12, 2000, at Hiawatha Community Hospital, Hiawatha, KS. Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, June 17, at Dishon-Maple-Chaney Mortuary, Horton; burial in Kennekuk Cemetery, Horton. The family will greet friends one hour prior to the service. Memorials may be made to Everett Christian Church and may be sent in care of Dishon-Maple- Chaney Mortuary, 909 Central Ave., Horton, KS 66439. 

LOTTIE KEESAMAN
Lottie Keesaman, 92, of Lee's Summit, MO, passed away Tuesday, June 13, 2000, at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, June 15, at the Newcomer's Floral Hills Chapel; burial in Floral Hills Cemetery. Friends may call from 12 noon to 1 p.m. Thursday at the chapel. Mrs. Keesaman was born July 13, 1907, in Oakland City, IN, to Albert Logan and Millie Florence (Shoaf) Masters and had lived in the Independence area most of her life. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Guy Keesaman in 1982. Survivors include a son, Bobby Dean Campbell of Sunrise Beach, MO; two daughters and sons-in-law, Elizabeth Joan and George Hays of Greenwood, MO, and Donna and Michael Loftus of Independence, MO; a brother, Albert Masters of Grand Rapids, MI; ten grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and two great-great- grandchildren. (Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Chapel) 

MARY LOU KELLETT 
Mary Lou Kellett, 83, of Kansas City, MO, passed away June 13, 2000, at Carondelet Manor Nursing Home after a lengthy illness. Mrs. Kellett, the daughter of Delbert A. Martin and Delia Aileen Baggarly Martin, was born on September 1, 1916, in Odessa, MO. She graduated from Christian College in 1936, and from the University of Missouri at Columbia in 1938. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority. She was a longtime member of Blue Hills Country Club, and was active in the Retriever Club. She was employed for many years as a secretary at Nelly Don Garment Company. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leo L. Kellett, in 1982. It was Mary Lou's request that no memorial services be held. Memorials may be made to a charity of choice. Cremation. (Arrangements: Mt. Moriah & Freeman Funeral Home, 816-942-2004) 

KARL WILLIAM KIMES
Karl William Kimes, Overland Park, KS, passed away June 14, 2000. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, June 17, at the Park Lawn Chapel, Hillcrest Road at 83rd Street; entombment in Johnson County Memorial Gardens. Friends may call 6:30-8 p.m. Friday at the chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the ALS Association, Keith Worthington Chapter, 8340 Mission Road, Leawood, KS 66206. Karl was born in Kansas City, MO. He was a U.S. Navy veteran. He was Senior Sales Associate for Package Service Company where he was employed 33 years. He was a born-again Christian and a member of Great Plains Community Church. He was also a member of Lake of the Ozarks Yachting Association. He leaves his wife, Shirley, of the home; his daughter, Karen, Orlando, FL; his son, Dr. Charles Kimes and his wife, Tamera, Overland Park, KS; and three grandchildren, Arica, Kevin and Jaclyn. (Arrange- ments: Park Lawn Funeral Home) 

NANCY GIMMARRO LaBELLA
Nancy Marie Gimmarro LaBella, 74, Independence, MO, passed away Wednesday, June 14, 2000, at Independence Regional Health Center. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, June 16, at St. Mark's Catholic Church, 3736 Lee's Summit Rd., Independence, MO; entombment in Mt. Olivet Mausoleum. Friends may call 5-8 p.m. Thursday, at the church, where a rosary service will begin at 6:30 p.m. Nancy was born July 26, 1925 in Kansas City, MO. She was a member of St. Mark's Parish and its Women's Club, and St. Joseph Table Committee. She had also worked for the Kansas City Credit Bureau. Survivors include her husband of 50 years, Carl LaBella; daughter and son-in-law, JoAnn and Tim Walkenhorst; grandchildren, Katie and Christopher Walkenhorst; brothers and sisters-in-law, Carl and Geraldine Gimmarro, Joseph and Adeline Gimmaro, Jay and Vesta Gimmaro, Paul and Annamarie Gimmarro; sister and brothers-in-law, Margaret and Steno DeGrado, Ed Roberts; and many nieces and nephews. (Arrangements: Passantino Bros. Funeral Home) 

EDNA LOUISE "EDDIE" LEFHOLZ
Edna Louise "Eddie" Lefholz, 77, Independence, MO, died Wednesday, June 14, 2000, at Medical Center of Independence. Graveside services will be 9 a.m. Saturday, June 17, at Blue Springs Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association of Western Missouri, 2007 Broadway, Kansas City, MO 64108. Eddie was born August 26, 1922, in California, MO. She was a line supervisor at Harmon Electric. She was preceded in death by her husband, Boyce "Lefty" Lefholz, in 1994. Survivors include a brother, Harry Baker, Fulton, MO; and friends, Jon and Jean Jacobson, Blue Springs, MO. (Arrangements: Webb- Freer Funeral Home, Blue Springs, MO) 

ROY LOWE BERNICE (DOHRMAN) LOWE
Roy Lowe, died May 2, 1999, and Bernice (Dohrman) Lowe, died January 29, 2000. They were both of Cincinnati, OH (formerly of Blue Springs, MO). Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, June 17, at St. John's United Church of Christ in Florence, MO, with Rev. Mike Miller officiating; inurnment will follow in the St. John's United Church of Christ Cemetery, Florence. (Arrangements: Scrivner- Morrow Funeral Home, Stover, MO) 

GROVER "MARTY" McGUIRE
Grover "Marty" McGuire, 54, of Kansas City, MO, passed away Tuesday, June 13, 2000, at his home from complications of an ongoing illness. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, June 16, at Sheil Independence Avenue Chapel; burial in Madison, KS. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Thursday, at the chapel. Mr. McGuire was born May 17, 1946 in Kansas City, MO. He was a lifelong northeast resident. He worked at Duane's Grub & Pub for 11 years, and eventually became owner. He was preceded in death by one son, Grover McGuire. Survivors include his wife, Mary McGuire, of 10 years; children, Anna Clinton, Madison, KS, Kevin McGuire, Madison, KS, and Michael McGuire, Burilngame, KS; stepson, J.W. Mason, of Florida; stepdaughter, Angela Gentry, Tulsa, OK; sister and brother-in- law, Rozella and Raymond Zorn; and 8 grandchildren. Grover will be greatly missed by all who knew him. (Arrange- ments: Sheil Independence Avenue Chapel, (816) 241-6665) 

STELLA S. McNAY
Stella S. McNay, 82, of Belton, MO, passed away Wednesday, June 14, 2000, at her home. Graveside services will be 9 a.m. Friday, at Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, KS. Visitation will be 8-9 p.m. Thursday, at Cullen Funeral Home. (Arrangements: Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore, MO, (816) 322- 5278) 

GLENDA MAY COLGROVE McWILLIAMS
Glenda May Colgrove McWilliams, 58, Kansas City, MO, died June 13, 2000, at Woodbine Care Center, Gladstone, MO. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, June 17, 2000, at D.W. Newcomer's Sons White Chapel Funeral Home; burial in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Gladstone, MO. Friends may call 1-2 p.m. Saturday at the chapel. Glenda grew up on a farm near Endicott, NE, graduated from Endicott High School in 1960, then attended the Beatrice Beauty Academy, Beatrice, NE, from which she graduated as a licensed cosmetologist. She worked as a beauty operator in Fairbury and Auburn, NE, before moving to Kansas City, MO, in 1965, where she worked for Hartford Insurance Co. for 32 years, before retiring in 1997. She was preceded in death by her father, Harry Colgrove. She married Roy McWilliams in Kansas City in 1970. Glenda is survived by her husband, Roy; two sons, Randall Hand of Lincoln, NE, and Paul McWilliams of Peoria, AZ; daughter, Teresa Winters, Sherman, TX; granddaughters, Tanya Hand of he home, Jennifer Eller, Eudora, KS, and Jessica Eller, Sherman, TX; mother, Betty Colgrove of Fairbury, NE; sisters, Lorraine Boden of Nebraska City, NE, and Phyllis Cooke of Brashear, MO; and brother, Bill Colgrove, Burleson, TX. (Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer's Sons White Chapel, Gladstone, MO) 

LAVERN TONIO MEEKS
Lavern Tonio Meeks, 60, Kansas City, KS, passed away Friday, June 9, 2000, at Providence Medical Center. Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 17, at Mrs. J.W. Jones Memorial Chapel, 703 N. 10th St., Kansas City, KS; cremation. Friends may call from 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday, at the chapel. (Arrangements: Mrs. J.W. Jones Memorial Chapel) 

MICHAEL H. MEYER
Michael H. Meyer, 43, Spring Hill, KS, died June 12, 2000, from injuries suffered in an automobile accident. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday, June 16, at Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home, Topeka, KS; burial in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Topeka. Friends may call after 8 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Casket will remain closed. Memorial contributions may be made to Registered Greyhounds as Pets (REGAP), c/o Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home, 800 W. 6th, Topeka, KS 66603. 

JOHN JOSEPH MULLOY
John J. Mulloy, 52, of Northglenn, CO, died Saturday, April 29, 2000, at Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center in Denver of pancreatic cancer. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 17, 2000, at Saint Agnes Church, 5130 Mission Road, Roeland Park, KS, with a reception and lunch following in the parish social hall. Memorial contributions may be made to the John J. Mulloy Memorial Fund (a college fund for John's children), c/o Peoples Bank, 2220 Harper Street, Lawrence, KS, 66046, or to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, P.O. Box 4809, Palos Verdes, CA, 90274. 

ALAN J. NESS
Alan J. Ness, 62, Edgerton, KS, died Tuesday, June 13, 2000, at work in Kansas City North, MO. Memorial services will be 10 a.m. Monday, June 19, at King of Kings Lutheran Church, 306 E. Madison St., Gardner, KS. Cremation. (Arr- angements: Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, KS) 

LORETTA MARY FETTERS O'CONNOR
Loretta Mary Fetters O'Connor, 87, Kansas City, MO, passed away June 14, 2000, at St. Luke's Hospital. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, June 17, at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Meyer Blvd. and Holmes; burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Friday at Muehlebach Funeral Home, where the rosary will be said at 6:30 p.m. Loretta was a lifelong resident of Kansas City, MO. She was the daughter of William and Martha (Linehan) Fetters. She was the sister of Harold and William Martin Fetters. She attended Ursaline Academy in Paola, KS, and was a graduate of the high school class of 1929. She continued her college education at Ursaline, receiving an associate's degree as a member of the class of 1931. She married John Joseph O'Connor on October 18, 1938, in the Log Chapel at his alma mater, the University of Notre Dame. Loretta and John had eight children and resided in the Brookside area. She was widowed on March 24, 1959. Loretta and John believed the one thing in life that could not be taken away from one was an education. This carried over into the lives of their children. Her life was devoted to her children and she encouraged them in all their pursuits. She was a longtime member of St. Peter's Catholic Parish. Loretta enjoyed life and lived it to the fullest. She is fondly remembered for her wit, graciousness and faith. She was proud of her Irish heritage and enjoyed participating in Kansas City's St. Patrick's Day events. She was predeceased by two of her children, James Peter O'Connor in 1977, and Kathleen O'Connor Tangeman in 1980. She is survived by three daughters and three sons, Mary Ann O'Connor of Kansas City, Julie O'Connor Nelson (Bob) of Granger, IN, John Joseph O'Connor (Marsha) of Mission, KS, Edward Patrick O'Connor of Kansas City, William Martin O'Connor (Elaine) of Overland Park, KS, and Loretta Mary O'Connor of Kansas City. She had eight grandchildren, Joseph (Anne) and Robert (Stephanie) Nelson of Denver, CO, Tricia, Chris, Anna, and Caitlin O'Connor of Overland Park, KS, Claire and Jack O'Connor of Mission, KS. She had two great-grandchildren, Connor Nelson of Denver, CO, and Mia Nelson of Denver, CO. 

ALICE JANE O'DELL
Alice Jane O'Dell, 85, Orrick, MO, died Tuesday, June 13, 2000, at Liberty Hospital, Liberty, MO. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 17, at Thurman Funeral Home, Richmond, MO; burial in Richmond Memory Gardens. Visitation will be 7-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Orrick Fire and Rescue Squad. (Arrangements: Thurman Funeral Home, 507 E. Main, Richmond, MO 64085, 816-776-2233) 

ESTHER M. OHLER
Esther M. Ohler, 82, Kansas City, MO, passed away June 13, 2000, at St. Luke's Hospital. Memorial services will be 7 p.m. Friday, June 16, at Mt. Moriah Terrace Park Chapel, 801 N.W. 108th St. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Friday at the chapel. Mrs. Ohler is survived by her children, Harold R. and his wife, Ava Ohler, Brenda J. and her husband, Leon Thompson, David B. and his wife, Priscilla Ohler, and Daniel L. and his wife, Nikki Ohler; 13 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. (Arrangements: Mt. Moriah Terrace Park, 816-734-5500) 

BETTY L. ORLANDO
Betty L. Orlando, 78, El Dorado Springs, MO, passed away June 13, 2000, at home. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday, June 16, 2000, at Muehlebach Funeral Home, Kansas City, MO; interment in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Mrs. Orlando was born March 21, 1922, in Hiawatha, KS. She was a seamstress for Midwest Embroidery. She was a member of St. Elizabeth Church, El Dorado Springs, MO, the Optimist Club, and the United Commercial Travelers. She was preceded in death by her husband, Anthony Orlando, in 1986. She is survived by her brothers, Thomas D. Barlow of Kansas City, KS, and Robert L. Barlow of El Dorado Springs, MO. (Arrangements: Muehlebach Funeral Home) 

DUKE OSCAR PALMER SR.
Duke Oscar Palmer Sr., 86, Kansas City, KS, passed away Friday, June 9, 2000, at Bethany Medical Center. Funeral services will be 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 17, at Mrs. J.W. Jones Memorial Chapel, 703 N. 10th St., Kansas City, KS; burial in Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call from 9:30-11:30 a.m., Saturday, at the chapel. (Arrangements: Mrs. J.W. Jones Memorial Chapel) 

CLEO ELIZABETH RAMSEY
Cleo Elizabeth Ramsey, 80, Lee's Summit, MO, passed away Monday, June 12, 2000, at John Knox Care Center. Memorial services will be 3 p.m. Friday, June 16, at D.W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Chapel. Cremation. Mrs. Ramsey was born March 15, 1920, in Russell, KS. She retired from the Social Security Administration after 30 years of service. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jewel Ramsey, in 1988. She is survived by a daughter, Julia Tuttle, West Covina, CA; son, James Hamblet, Altoona, IA; son, Brad Hamblet, Alma, KS; stepdaughter, Charlotte Ramsey, Independence, MO; stepdaughter, Janet Downs, Kansas City, MO; brother, Roy Mai, Columbia, MO; brother, Russell Mai, Houston, TX; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. (Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Chapel) 

MARGARET JOSEPHINE "PEGGY" RICE
Margaret Josephine "Peggy" Rice, 78, passed away at the Kingswood Health Center, June 11, 2000, after a prolonged illness. A memorial service will be held at Mount Moriah & Freeman Chapel, 10507 Holmes Rd., Kansas City, MO, 64131, on Saturday afternoon, June 17, at 1 p.m. There will be no visitation at this time. The family suggests that memorials may be made to the Margaret Rice Memorial Fund, Attention Mike Dirlam, c/o Kings- wood Health Center, 10000 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO, 64114. Peggy was born in Lincoln, NE, daughter of Frank and Laura McDermott. She lived in Chicago, then moved to Kansas City, MO, in 1925 with her parents. Peggy met her husband, Harold, while they were both attending Paseo High School. They were married in 1943. She attended the Kansas City Junior College and the University of Kansas City before joining the Business Men's Assurance Company, where she worked until 1948. While raising two children, caring for elderly parents and managing a household, she was very active in civic work. As a volunteer, she gave vision tests to young, sick children at Kansas City University Medical Center. Also, her time was given to the Children's Mercy Hospital and the "Dosent" program at the Kansas City Zoo. In addition to her church work she was a Girl Scout leader. For many years she was active as a member of the Johnson County Young Matron's Society. She developed the original concept for the City of Fountains Foundation and helped her husband start that, still active, organization in 1974. She was a member of the Village Presbyterian Church. She leaves her husband, Harold D. Rice of Kingswood; a daughter, Bonnie Ann Kelly of Kansas City, MO; a son, Dr. David H. Rice of Everett, WA; six grandchildren; and four great-grand- children. (Arrangements: Mount Moriah and Freeman Chapel, (816) 942-2004) 

EDNA PAULINE ROBBINS
Edna Pauline Robbins, 96, Kansas City, MO, passed away Sunday, June 4, 2000, at Colorado Lutheran Home, Arvada, CO. Graveside services were June 4 in Arvada Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Exempla Colo. Lutheran Home, 7991 W. 71st Ave., Arvada, CO 80004. (Arrangements: Newcomer Family Mortuary, Lakewood, CO) 

BARBARA BURGER NEE ROSA
Barbara Burger Nee Rosa, 92, Blue Springs, MO, passed away Tuesday, June 13, 2000, at Monterey Park Nursing Center. Cremation. There will be an informal visitation from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, June 17, at her daughter's home in Blue Springs. Contributions may be made to Odyssey Hospice, Kansas City, MO. Barbara was born August 1, 1907, in Kansas City, MO. She worked as a secretary for many different companies. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Luella and Frank Diecidue, Blue Springs, MO; grandson, Frank Diecidue III, Blue Springs, MO; grandson, Llew Diecidue, Camdenton, MO; granddaughter, Barbara Gardner, St. Petersburg, FL; and five great-grandchildren. (Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Chapel) 

OLIVER JOHN SAMUEL
Oliver John Samuel, 74, Emporia, KS, passed away June 12, 2000, at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, MO. Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, June 15, at the First Congregational Church, Emporia; private inurnment. No visitation. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the University of Kansas Endowment Association or Phi Delta Theta Educational Foundation, c/o Carlson Funeral Home, 501 W. Sixth, Emporia, KS 66801. Mr. Samuel was born November 28, 1925, in Emporia, KS, and was a lifelong Emporia resident. He was a mechanical engineer and owned and operated Emporia Plumbing and Heating. He later was a branch manager for Eureka Federal Savings and Loan in Emporia. He married Mary Gayle Marsh on June 13, 1948, in Emporia; she survives of the home. He is also survived by his son and daughter-in- law, Ray and Andrea Samuel of Shawnee Mission, KS; daughter, Elaine Booth of Olathe, KS; granddaughter, Maddie Samuel of Shawnee Mission, KS. He was preceded in death by his parents, Owen Samuel and Mamie Varner Samuel, and half brother, Owen Samuel Jr. Mr. Samuel was a member of the First Congregational Church, Emporia. He was a former member and past president of the Kiwanis Club. He was a member of the Masons, Arab Shrine, Rotary Club, American Legion Ball-McColm Post #5, served on the board of the Emporia Country Club, Life member of the University of Kansas Alumni Association, served on the board of the Chamber of Commerce, served on the Boy Scouts Jayhawks Council, Province President of Phi Delta Theta. He was a 1943 graduate of Emporia High School, and a 1948 graduate of the University of Kansas School of Engineering. 

MARTHA L. SERVISS
Martha L. Serviss, 96, Gladstone, MO, died June 13, 2000, at home. Funeral services will be 9 a.m. Saturday, June 17, at D.W. Newcomer's Sons White Chapel Funeral Home; burial in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Gladstone. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Friday, June 16, at the chapel. Mrs. Serviss was born October 19, 1903, in Orrick, MO. Survivors include four sons, Ronald C. Serviss, Olathe, KS, Dr. David C. Serviss, Reno, NV, Dr. Thomas I. Serviss Jr., Gladstone, MO, and James R. Serviss, Kansas City, MO. (Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer's Sons White Chapel, 6600 North Antioch Road, Gladstone, MO 64119) 

JOHN R. "JACK" SHEARER
John R. "Jack" Shearer, 84, died June 12, 2000, at Shawnee Mission Medical Center. He was a resident of Overland Park, KS. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Friday, June 16, at D.W. Newcomer's Sons Johnson County Funeral Chapel, 11200 Metcalf. Memorial services will be 3 p.m. Saturday, June 17, at the chapel. The family suggests contributions to the Children's Mercy Hospital or the charity of your choice. Mr. Shearer was born in Chicago and started his career with Deluxe Corporation in 1935. He moved to this area in 1945 to be the manager of the Kansas City plant of Deluxe Corporation. He became vice president and regional manager in 1967 and was elected to the Board of Directors in 1974. Mr. Shearer retired in 1979, having served the company with dedication and enthusiasm for 44 years. He served on the board of Blue Cross and Blue Shield from 1964-1992. He was a member of the board of The Children's Mercy Hospital. He was a member of Indian Hills Country Club, Mission Hills, KS, the Imperial Golf Club, Naples, FL, and a past Commodore of the Missouri Yacht Club, Lake Lotawana, MO. He was a member of the Rolling Hills Presbyterian Church and the Leawood Lions Club. Survivors include his wife, Georgia Saunders Shearer, of the home; two sons, John R. Shearer II, Prairie Village, KS, and Thomas W. Shearer, Olathe, KS; and five granddaughters, Nicole Rhoades, Stephanie White, Lea Ann Shearer, Natalie Shearer, and Amanda Shearer. His family, friends, and co- workers at Deluxe will miss his caring nature, his sense of humor, and his integrity. (Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer's Sons Johnson County Funeral Chapel, 11200 Metcalf, (913) 451-1860) 

MILDRED SHEPARD
Mildred Shepard, 82, of Liberty, MO, passed away Tuesday, June 13, 2000, at Ashton Court Nursing Home in Liberty, MO. Services will be 2 p.m. Friday, June 16, at Bram Funeral Home, Hamilton, MO; burial in Highland Cemetery, Hamilton, MO. Visitation will be one hour before the services Friday, at the funeral home. Mildred was born August 20, 1917, in Hutchinson, KS. She married Marvin Shepard on July 8, 1939, and he preceded her in death in December of 1996. She lived most all of her married life in Caldwell County and was a member of United Methodist Church in Hamilton, MO. She was also preceded in death by one son, Ronald Shepard. Survivors include her son, Marvin Shepard, Excelsior Springs, MO; daughter, Diana Gaume, Hamilton, MO; four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. 

AUDREY EUGENE SHIPMAN
Mr. Audrey Eugene Shipman, 69, Springfield, MO (formerly of Kansas City, MO), went home to be with his Lord on Monday, June 12, 2000, at his daughter's home in Findlay, OH. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, June 17, at Banks & Beals Funeral Home, LaHarpe, IL, with the Rev. D.W. Wartenbee and the Rev. Charles Shipman officiating; burial with military rites in Webster Cemetery, Webster, IL. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, where the family will meet with friends 6-8 p.m. Memorials may be made to Bethel Assembly of God Church or a charity of the donor's choice. 

EARNEST D. SNEAD
Earnest D. Snead, 77, Independence, MO, passed away Tuesday, June 13, 2000, at Independence Regional Hospital. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday, June 16, at Lone Rock R.L.D.S. Church; burial in Payne Cemetery, both in Harrison County, MO. Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m. Friday, at the church. Earnest was born March 29, 1923, in Hatfield, MO. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, in Italy. He was wounded in action and received the Purple Heart. He was a life time member of Disabled American Veterans, and had worked as a caretaker at Mt. Washington Cemetery, before retiring several years ago. He is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Harlin L. and Anna Snead, Troy, KS; nieces and nephews, Hilma K. McNew, Caldwell, AR, Deborah F. Snead, Independence, MO, Damon L. Fair, Douglas L. Snead, Harlin John Snead, Charles D. Snead, Russell D. Snead, and Timothy A. Snead; and numerous great-nieces and nephews, and great-great-nieces and nephews. (Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Chapel) 

MAGGIE E. STANPHILL
Maggie E. Stanphill, 97, Smithville, MO, passed away Tuesday, June 13, 2000, at Beverly Health Care. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday, June 15, at Heritage Funeral Home, Parkville, MO. Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home; burial will be 3 p.m. Friday at Clintonville Cemerery, El Dorado Springs, MO. Mrs. Stanphill was born February 22, 1903, in Plattsburg, MO. She was a member of the Randolph Baptist Church and the Vrooman Dusters. She is survived by her brother, Earl J. Farris, sister, Gertrude E. Harmon, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marion "Blackie" Stanphill, in 1983. (Arrangements: Heritage Funeral Home, Parkville, MO) 

MARY FRANCES (CRENSHAW) STEPHENSON 
Mary Frances (Crenshaw) Stephenson, 81, of Kansas City, MO, passed away Tuesday, June 13, 2000, at Independence Regional Health Center. Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, June 17, at Blue Ridge Boulevard Christian Church, Independence, MO. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Independence. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday evening, at Speaks Suburban Chapel, Independence. Mrs. Stephenson was born October 27, 1918 in Jackson County, MO, and was a graduate of William Chrisman High school, Independence. She was secretary-treasurer of Stephenson's Orchards Inc., and a member of the Jackson County Historical Society, the Friends of the Old Jail, Friends of Vaile Mansion, the Palateers, the Independence Saturday Club, Lee's Summit Women's Federated Club, and a member of Blue Ridge Boulevard Christian Church. Mrs. Stephenson is survived by her sons, Norman L. Stephenson, Nashville, TN, and Ronald R. Stephenson, Kansas City; daughter, Janice Stephenson Stallings, Kansas City; grandchildren, Brian G. Stephenson, Nashville, TN, Amy C. Stephenson, Rachel E. Stephenson, Caitlin M. Stallings, and Niall E. Stallings, all of Kansas City; brothers and sisters-in-law, Nell Liddle Crenshaw, Independence, MO, Shirley W. Crenshaw, Blue Springs, MO, Myra Harreld, Kansas City, MO, Loyd and Wanda Stephenson, Leslie W. and Mabel Stephenson, of Independence, and Naomi Stevens, New York, NY. (Arrangements: Speaks Suburban Chapel) 

GENEVA LUCILE STEVENSON
Geneva Lucile Stevenson, 84, Overland Park, KS, passed away Tuesday, June 13, 2000, at Beverly Nursing Center. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, June 16, at Meyers Family Funeral Home, 6300 Parallel Pkwy., Kansas City, KS; burial in Evergreen Cemetery, De Witt, MO. Visitation will be 9-10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. (Arrangements: Meyers Family Funeral Home) 

HELEN LEOTA UHLIG
Helen Leota Uhlig, 71, Overland Park, KS, passed away Tuesday, June 13, 2000, at Somerset Nursing Home. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, June 16, 2000, at St. Mark's United Methodist Church; burial in Maple Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday at McGilley & Hoge Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mark's United Methodist Church. Mrs. Uhlig was born August 14, 1928, in Denison, KS, the daughter of Archie and Lois L. (Davis) Asher. She married Robert L. Uhlig in Effingham, KS. She was a member of the Eastern Star, Daughters of the Nile, Mustang Square Dance Club, United Methodist Women, and Meals on Wheels. She was preceded in death by her parents, Archie and Lois Asher, and husband, Robert Uhlig, who passed away on February 24, 1981. She is survived by two sons, Lee Uhlig and wife Sharon, Overland Park, KS, and Ted Uhlig and wife Michele, Choctaw, OK; daughter, Jane Stotts and husband Larry, Hutchinson, KS; two brothers, Allen Asher, Paola, KS, and Kenneth Asher, Mound City, KS; six grandchildren, Christopher Uhlig, Paul Stotts, Ashley Stotts, Kathleen Uhlig, Kenny Uhlig, and Blake Uhlig. (Arrangements: McGilley & Hoge Chapel, 8024 Santa Fe Dr., Overland Park, KS, 913-642-3565) 

ROSE M. VETTER
Rose M. Vetter, 85, Raytown, MO, passed away Wednesday, June 14, 2000, at Research Medical Center, Kansas City, MO. Graveside services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 17, at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Kansas City, MO. Visitation will be 9-10 a.m. Saturday at Hinton- Gibson Funeral Home, Raytown, MO. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association. The family requests no flowers. Rose was born September 19, 1914, in Kansas City, MO, and was a resident of the Raytown area for 42 years. She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers. She is survived by her daughter, Rose Thorp, Kansas City, MO; grandson, Peter Kennedy, Belton, MO; great-granddaughter, Elizabeth Ashley Kennedy; and sisters, Mary Giambartolome, Kansas City, MO, and Geraldine Stewart, Pomona, CA. 

RUTH E. SAMUEL WARTMAN
Mrs. Ruth E. Samuel Wartman, 81, Prairie Village, KS, passed away June 13, 2000, at ManorCare Health Services. Services will be 10 a.m. Friday, June 16, at D.W. Newcomer's Sons Overland Park Chapel, 8201 Metcalf; burial in Leavenworth National Cemetery. Friends may call 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday at the chapel. Contributions to charity of choice. Ruth was born August 13, 1918, in Pilot Mountain, NC, to Conrad & Stella (Hendrix) Samuel. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Pilot Mountain. She attended the Women's College of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She was employed in the military intelligence division of the Pentagon during WWII. She was preceded in death by son, Robert Thomas Wartman III; sister, Lois Catherine Samuel; brother, George Robert Samuel. Survivors include her husband, Robert W. Wartman, of the home; daughter, Betty Gail McGehe & husband, Bruce, Des Moines, IA; grandsons, Robert Jason McGehe & wife, Piper Sargent McGehe & Ryan Christopher McGehe; great-grandchild, Sage Whitney McGehe; sister, Mazie S. May, PiIot Mountain; niece Bette C. Wagoner & husband, Charles, Mt. Airy, NC; sister-in- law, Christine Lawson Samuel. 

MIRIAM P. WEINSAFT
Miriam P. Weinsaft, 68, of Lenexa, KS, died Tuesday, June 13, 2000, at Delmar Gardens of Lenexa. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday, June 16, at Louis Memorial Chapel, 6830 Troost; burial at Rose Hill Cemetery, 69th & Troost. Kindly omit flowers, family suggests contributions to Temple B'nai Jehudah or the American Cancer Society. (Arrange- ments: Louis Memorial Chapel) 

ETHEL LORRAINE WHITTON
Ethel Lorraine Whitton, 82, passed away June 14, 2000. Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, June 17, at Rogers Cemetery, Kansas City, MO. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Friday, June 16, at Charter Funerals/Northland Chapel, 77 NE 72nd St., Gladstone, MO. (Arrange- ments: Charter Funerals, (816) 921-5555) 

AUDREY J. WITTHOEFT
Audrey J. Witthoeft, 73, Lenexa, KS, died Monday, June 12, 2000, at home. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday, June 16, at Amos Family Chapel of Lenexa; entombment at Johnson County Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. Visitation will be 12:30-2 p.m. Friday, prior to the service at the chapel. Audrey was born August 27, 1926, in Sioux City, IA. She was a Lutheran. Survivors include her son, Orville J. Witthoeft and his wife, Mary and grandson, Michael, all of Overland Park, KS; brother, Clifford Crumrine and his wife, Betty, Sun City, AZ; and sister, Beverly Frederick and her husband, Donald, Sioux City, IA. (Arrangements: Amos Family Chapel of Lenexa, (913) 888-6611) 


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