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ROBERT DALE BOWERY
Robert Dale Bowery, 50, of San Pedro, CA, passed away Tuesday, June 13, 2000, in an auto accident in Tipton, CA. Services will be 3 p.m. Saturday, June 17, at Bram Clark Funeral Home, Kingston, MO; burial in Kingston Cemetery, Kingston, MO. Visitation will be two hours before the service at the Bram- Clark Funeral Home, Kingston, MO. Mr. Bowery was born in Braymer, MO, and lived in California the past 30 years. He worked in home health care. Survivors include his parents, Jackie and Eleanor Bowery, Kansas City, MO; sisters, Carol Smith, Liberty, MO, and Sarah Bowery, Gallatin, MO; and brother, Darrell Bowery, Pleasant View, TN. (Arrangements: Bram Funeral Home, Hamilton, MO 64644, (816) 583-4423) 

MARY MAXINE BOYLE M.
Maxine Boyle, 87, Excelsior Springs, MO, died Wednesday, June 14, 2000, in Excelsior Springs. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, June 17, at the Lathrop Cemetery, Lathrop, MO. Mrs. Boyle was born October 23, 1912, in Oklahoma and had lived in Lathrop, MO and Anaheim, CA, before moving to Excelsior Springs. She was a secretary and a homemaker. Maxine was a member of the United Methodist Church in Lathrop. On April 7, 1932, she was united in marriage to Rupert "Jack" Boyle in Kansas City, KS; he preceded her in death in 1990. She was also preceded in death by one sister, Betty Bennett. She is survived by one son, Richard Boyle, Orange, CA; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. (Arrangements: Bailey Funeral Home, Lathrop, MO) 

RYAN DAVID BRECHEISEN
Ryan David Brecheisen, 20, Eudora, KS, died June 14, 2000, at the University of Kansas Medical Center as a result of complications related to his cancer treatment. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, June 18, at Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th St., Lawrence, KS 66044; burial in Deay Cemetery south of Eudora. The family will greet friends 7-8:30 p.m. Saturday at the mortuary. The family suggests memorials to the Ryan Brecheisen Memorial Fund and may be sent in care of the mortuary. Ryan was born December 3, 1979, in Springfield, MO. He is survived by his parents, Mark L. and Narji Brecheisen, and sister, Bethany, all of the home; maternal grandmother, Pearl Barrett, Eudora, KS; paternal grandmother, Antonette Brecheisen, Eudora, KS; two aunts; two uncles; and a large extended family. 

LOLA ANN (HUGHES) BURG
Lola Ann (Hughes) Burg, 73, Olathe, KS, died June 13, 2000, at Olathe Medical Center from respiratory failure. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, June 16, at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, Olathe; burial in St. Benedict's Cemetery, Allsip, IL. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lola Burg Memorial Fund, c/o First National Bank of Olathe, KS. (Arrangements: Morticians Service, 538 Campbell, Kansas City, MO 64106) 

GEORGE F. BURSON
George F. Burson, 66, Kansas City, MO, died Wednesday, June 14, 2000, at home. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, June 17, at Mount Moriah Terrace Park Chapel; burial in Mount Moriah Terrace Cemetery. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Friday at the interment chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to New Covenant Baptist Church or the American Cancer Society. George was born June 19, 1933, in Wheeling, WV, and was raised in Waynesburg, PA. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1953-1957, moved to Kansas City, MO, and married Martha Jane in 1957. They made their home here in Kansas City. He had a long career at Bendix/AlliedSignal. During a lay-off period he served as building and grounds director for the Park Hill R-5 School District. He then returned to AlliedSignal and retired from there after a total of 29 years. He was very active in the Lord's work, and was a member and a deacon at New Covenant Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Martha, of the home; son, Scott Burson of Gladstone, MO; daughter, Diane Wilson of Kansas City, KS; brother, Dave Burson of Allen, TX; sister, Linda Burson of Dallas, TX; granddaughters, Courtney, Brieanna and Amanda; and grandson, Steven. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Elizabeth Burson; and one precious grandson, Michael. (Arrangements: Mount Moriah Terrace Park, (816) 734-5500) 

WALTER CADE JR.
September 17, 1931 - June 13, 2000 Walter Cade Jr. passed away June 13, 2000. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, June 17, 2000, at the Eighth Street Baptist Church, 1420 N. 8th, Kansas City, KS, with pre-service review from 9-11 a.m. Wake services will be 5-8 p.m. Friday, June 16, at Salem Baptist Church, 1820 N. 11th, Kansas City, KS. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Camp Ascension, c/o Metropolitan Baptist Church, Washington Blvd. at 9th, Kansas City, KS 66101. Walter Cade Jr. was born in Bonner Springs, KS, on September 17, 1931, to Walter Sr. and Lena Cade. He attended public schools in Kansas City, KS, graduating from Sumner High School. He graduated from Tennessee State University in Nashville, did graduate work at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and at Central Baptist Seminary in Kansas City, KS. He became a member of the Eighth Street Baptist Church at an early age, and later became a member of and deacon in Salem Baptist Church, the church of his membership at the time of his death. Deacon Cade is best known as a national leader of Baptist men, holding for 24 years the presidency of the Laymen's Movement Auxiliary of the National Baptist Convention, U.S.A. Inc., an organization of some two million men. He was named as the first African American President of the Men's Department of the Baptist World Alliance, representing 147,000 churches with 38 million members. He had conferred up him hundreds of awards and citations, including two honorary doctorates, from Natchez College in Natchez, MS, and Western Baptist Bible College in Kansas City. He leaves to survive his memory his loving wife, Melinda; sons, Errol and Steven; daughters, Jyanna, Alechia, and Trechia; his mother, Mrs. Walter Cade Sr.; brother, William Lawson; sister, Cathryn Cruitt; eight grandchildren; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins; and other relatives and friends. (Arrangements: Thatcher Funeral Home) 

ADELLA DELFS
Adella Delfs, 94, Overland Park, KS, passed away June 15, 2000, at Altera Sterling House of Lenexa. Services will be 3 p.m. Sunday, June 18, at Meyers Family Funeral Home, 6300 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, KS. Friends may call from 1-3 p.m. at the funeral home. Private burial at White Chapel Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church. Adella was born February 15, 1906 in Sylvan Grove, KS. She spent her early years in Sylvan Grove, Humbolt, Clay Center, and Alma, KS. She graduated from Alma High School in 1924. She worked in her folks bakery in Alma and also went to beauty school, receiving her diploma in spring of 1926. She was a beautician in Alma. She married Walter Delfs in Topeka, KS on October 19, 1927. She had lived in Topeka and Kansas City and lived for 45 years in Overland Park, KS. She worked at the Friendship House in Mission and at the Don Bryan Studio in Kansas City, MO. She was a volunteer worker at Bethany Hospital for many years. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Delfs; sister, Hattie Richter; granddaughter, Denise Ash; and son-in-law, Harold Ash. Survivors include one son and daughter-in- law, Robert and Jackie Delfs, Lake Oswego, OR; two daughters and son-in- law, Janice Ash, Kansas City, MO, Lynda and Alan Crow, Leawood, KS. Other survivors include one brother and sister- in-law, Robert Schmidt, and wife Helen, Alma, KS; one sister-in-law, Grace Delfs, St. Joseph, MO; eight grandchildren, Steve Ash, and wife Denice, Mark Ash, and wife Bea, Karyn Madden, Jennifer De Walt, and husband, Rod, Dana Delfs, David Claflin, and wife Lauren, Brad Claflin, and wife Mary, and Kris O'Brian, and husband Joe; three stepgrandchildren, Mark Crow and wife Meg, Laurie Ann Beckwith, and husband George, and Ellie Crow; 13 great-grandchildren, and eight stepgreat-grandchildren. 

JIMMIE C. DORSEY
Jimmie C. "King-Fish" Dorsey, 79, Kansas City, KS, passed away June 12, 2000, at KU Medical Center. Cremation. Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, June 17, at Thatcher Chapel. (Arrangements: Thatcher Funeral Home, (913) 321-1211) 

ELIZABETH FAIRCHILD
Elizabeth Fairchild, 88, of Kansas City, MO, passed away Wednesday, June 14, 2000. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, June 17, at I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Smithville, MO. Mrs. Fairchild was preceded in death by one son, Colby Lee Laswell. Survivors include four children, Shirley J., and her husband Jim Sons, Marilyn Sue, and her husband Bill Mitchell, Jodine Portwood, and Jerry Lynn, and his wife Doris Laswell; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great- grandchildren. 

HELEN C. FISCHER
Helen C. Fischer, 91, Overland Park, KS, passed away Wednesday, June 14, 2000, at Indian Meadows Nursing Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be 9:30 a.m. Friday, June 16, at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church; burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Friends may call 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday at Muehlebach Funeral Home. Mrs. Fischer was born April 8, 1909, in Chula, MO. She was a statistician for General Mills Corporation for 25 years. She was a member of the Cencale. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mathias Fischer, in 1987. She is survived by two sisters, Mary Mildred Stewart of Kansas City, MO, and Eileen Koc of Arlington Heights, IL, five nieces, and three nephews. (Arrangements: Muehlebach Funeral Home) 

SISTER ANNA FRANZ
Sister Anna Franz, 97, a Benedictine Sister formerly known as Sister Walburga, died at Mount St. Scholastica, Atchison, KS, June 14, 2000. Mass of Christian burial will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 17, in the choir chapel of Mount St. Scholastica; burial in the monastery cemetery. Visitation will begin at 12:45 p.m. Friday, June 16, in the St. Lucy Chapel of Mount St. Scholastica. A vigil will be at 7 p.m. Friday in the choir chapel. Memorials are suggested to the Benedictine Sisters. Anna, born in Bavaria on June 20, 1902, was the seventh of nine children of Philomena Haselbeck and Joseph Franz. She came to the United States in 1923, joined the Benedictine Sisters in Covington, LA, that year, and made her monastic profession in 1925. She became a United States citizen in 1928. In 1987, she transferred to the Mount St. Scholastica community. For a number of years, she taught in schools staffed by the Sisters of Covington, serving as a teacher of various grade levels, as principal, and as librarian. In 1945, her community elected her prioress, a position she held for 12 years. She then joined the faculty of St. Scholastica Academy in Covington. Sister Anna held a baccalaureate degree from Loyola University, New Orleans. She also had a master certificate for teaching in the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD) program. Sister Anna was preceded in death by her eight brothers and sisters. She is survived by nieces and nephews. (Arrangements: Arensburg-Pruett Funeral Home, Atchison, KS) 

PHYLLIS MOBERLEY FREEMAN
Phyllis Moberley Freeman, 89, Leawood, KS, passed away peacefully Wednesday, June 14, 2000, at St. Joseph Health Center, Kansas City, MO. A Celebration of Life will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, June 17, at Leawood United Methodist Church, 2915 West 95th Street, Leawood, KS 66206. Cremation. Mrs. Freeman was born in Emerson, OK, July 3, 1910, and had resided most of her adult life in Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert Edward Freeman, and is survived by two daughters, Kaye Burger of Lake Quivira, KS, and Patricia Chisolm of Houston, TX; a grandson, Chris Burger of Shawnee, KS; a granddaughter, Susan Burger Hilliard of Boulder, CO; a great-grandson, Andrew Burger; and one sister, Sarah Sinex of Kerrville, TX. (Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer's Sons Overland Park, KS, 8201 Metcalf) 

JOE GOODFELLOW JR
. Joe Goodfellow Jr., 80, of Raytown, MO since 1952, a loving and devoted husband and father, died Thursday, June 14, 2000, in Gunnison, CO, while on vacation. Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Saturday, June 17, at Mt. Moriah and Freeman Chapel, I-435 at Holmes Rd.; burial in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Friday, June 16, at the chapel. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Raytown Building Fund. Mr. Goodfellow was born in Adrian, MO, and moved to the Kansas City area as a teenager. He worked as a lead mechanic at TWA for 40 years. He was a member of the Moose Lodge at Ridgeway, MO, and the Eagles Lodge at Shell Knob, MO. He leaves his wife of 60 years, Marian P. Goodfellow, of the home; sisters, Betty Barnes, Marco Island, FL, and Norma Jean Morrow, Las Vegas, NV; sister-in-law, Ethel Cross, Kansas City, MO; children, Joe Mike Goodfellow, Leawood, KS, Nancy Hardy, and husband Jim, Raytown, MO, Pat Goodfellow, and wife Stephanie, Independence, MO, Jim Goodfellow, Gunnison, CO, and Kelly Dooley, and husband Randy, Raytown, MO; grandchildren, Stacey Goodfellow, St. Charles, MO, Kelly Forbes, Raytown, MO, Krista Forbes, Raytown, MO, Tara Kelly, Raytown, MO, Brett Goodfellow, Independence, MO, and Alyssa Dooley, Raytown, MO. (Arrangements: Mt. Moriah & Freeman Chapel, (816) 942-2004) 

MINNIE F. GREEN
Minnie Florence Oshel Green, 98, Eudora, KS, died Tuesday, June 13, 2000, at the Center of Long-term Care in Olathe, KS. Graveside services and inurnment will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 19, at the DeSoto Cemetery, DeSoto, KS. Memorial contributions may be made to the Youth Group at First Assembly of God Church, 920 W. Spruce, Olathe, KS 66061. (Arrangements: Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, KS, (913) 856-7111) 

DALE-ANN HIBSCHLE
Dale-Ann Hibschle, 40, devoted mother, wife, and friend, died Thursday, June 15, 2000, at her home in Overland Park, KS, after a courageous eight-year battle with breast cancer. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 19, at D.W. Newcomer's Sons Johnson County Funeral Chapel, 11200 Metcalf, Overland Park, KS; burial in Johnson County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 4-6 p.m. Sunday at the chapel. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Susan G. Komen Foundation (Race for the Cure), 3409 Worth, Suite 320, Dallas, TX 75246. Dale-Ann was born March 31, 1960, in Oak Park, IL, the daughter of Roger D. Huebner and Barbara M. Heverly. She was an employee at Yellow Freight for 12 years before retiring to take care of her infant daughter, Alison. She married Jeff Hibschle on September 25, 1982, in Parkville, MO. She was a member of Church of The Resurrection in Leawood, KS, and also a volunteer for The American Cancer Society Reach and Recovery program. Survivors include her husband, Jeff, of the home; daughter, Alison Rebecca, of the home; her mother, Barbara M. Ryan of Radnor, PA; her father and stepmother, Roger D. and Kathy Huebner of Overland Park, KS; paternal grandmother, Muriel Huebner of Clinton, IA; brother, Edgar Saunders III and his wife, Donna, of Bixby, OK; stepbrother, Brian Cox of Overland Park, KS; stepsisters, Sheri Malcom and her husband, Brent of Edina, MN, Susan Cox of Overland Park, KS; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Dorothy and Bill Hibschle of Kansas City, MO; brother-in-law, David Hibschle of Kansas City, MO; sisters-in-law, Dianne Howell and her husband, Mark, of Kansas City, MO, Donna Hibschle of Kansas City, MO; and her beloved pet, Samantha. Dale-Ann's husband would like to thank the many physicians, nurses, and allied personnel of Carondelet Health for their efforts, expertise, and many kindnesses. (Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer's Sons Johnson County Funeral Chapel, (913) 451-1860) 

PAULA HOPSON
Paula Hopson, 24, Olathe, KS (formerly of Paola, KS), passed away Tuesday, June 13, 2000, in Kansas City, MO. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday, June 19, at the Wilson & Son Funeral Home, Paola; burial will follow the services in the Paola Cemetery. Friends may call 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Kansas Action for Children, c/o Wilson & Son Funeral Home, 305 North Pearl Street, Paola, KS 66071, (913) 294-2372. Paula Hopson was born December 28, 1975, in Kansas City, KS, to Paul and Wynona Lindsey Hopson. Paula grew up and attended Paola grade schools before her family moved to Olathe, KS, where she attended Olathe North High School. She later received her high school diploma from Salina High School. At the time of her death, Paula was attending Brown Mackie College in Olathe, KS, studying to be a dental assistant. Paula enjoyed being around children and spending quality time with her family and friends. Preceding her in death were her maternal grandparents, Lester and Thelma Lindsey. She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her father, Paul Hopson, Olathe, KS; her mother, Wynona Hopson, Olathe, KS; sister, Shelby Ross, Dallas, TX, brother, Nicholas Hopson, Conway, AR, sister, Chanda Hopson- Byers, brother, Jarion Hopson, sister, Stephanie Hopson, sister, Monica Burnett, brother, William Adams Jr., all of Olathe, KS; brother, Lexie Smith, El Reno, OK; and sister, Randa Everette, Olathe, KS; paternal grandmother, Louise Henderson, Olathe, KS; paternal grandfather, Robert Hopson, Chicago, IL; and a host of nieces, nephews and special friends who will miss her deeply. (Arrangements: Wilson & Son Funeral Home, Paola, KS) 

HELEN MERCEDES HUND
Helen Mercedes Hund, 79, Olathe, KS, died Wednesday, June 14, 2000, at her home. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, at Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens, Olathe. Mrs. Hund will lie in state after 12 noon Friday, at Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Olathe. 

ESTIL GRANT HUNT 
Estil Grant Hunt, 79, Hale, MO, passed away Tuesday, June 13, 2000, at the Life Care Centers of America in Carrollton, MO. Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 20, at the Hale Baptist Church; burial in the Hale Cemetery. There is no scheduled family visitation. Friends may call after 12 noon until 9 p.m. on Monday and 8-10 a.m. on Tuesday at the Lindley Funeral Home in Hale, and 10:30 a.m. until service time on Tuesday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hale Baptist Church or Children's Mercy Hospital and may be left at the funeral home or mailed to Lindley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 47, Chillicothe, MO 64601. Mr. Hunt was born on October 11, 1920, the son of Thomas Alex and Nancy Ann (Grant) Hunt in Huntsdale, MO. He served in the United States Air Force from 1941-1946. On April 24, 1949, he married Betty Avery in Kansas City, MO. He moved from Rocheport, MO to Hale, MO in 1958. He was a member of the Hale Baptist Church where he was a deacon and Sunday school director. He was also a member of the Hale VFW and the Hale Lions Club where he was a past president. He is survived by his wife, Betty Hunt, of the home; one son, Richard Hunt, Blue Springs, MO; two daughters, Susan Cowart, Loganville, GA, and Robin Smith, Hale, MO; two sisters, Grace Wilhite, Columbia, MO, and Dorothy Roddy, Kennett, MO; five grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and several great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, and seven sisters. (Arr: Lindley Funeral Home, Hale, MO) 

DOLORES A. "DODE" IRVIN
Dolores A. "Dode" Irvin, 72, Kansas City, MO (formerly of Kansas City, KS), died Wednesday, June 14, 2000, at the home. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Saturday, June 17, at Christ The King Catholic Church, Kansas City, KS; burial in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Friday at the Highland Park Funeral Home where the rosary will be said at 7:30 p.m. The family suggests contributions to Kansas City Hospice or St. Ann's Catholic Church Building Fund, Warsaw, MO. Mrs. Irvin was born in Kansas City, KS, and had lived there most of her life, spending the past nine years in Warsaw, MO, and returning to Kansas City in April. She had been a department manager for Montgomery Wards for five years and had also worked for the Kansas City, KS School District for 10 years. She was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church in Warsaw, MO, and a member of the TOPS Club, Warsaw. She was preceded in death by her son, Acie Irvin; and a granddaughter, Shelly Weers. She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Bill Irvin Sr., of the home; a son, Bill Irvin Jr. & his wife, Linda, Kansas City, KS; two daughters, Barbara Hagen & her husband, Jim, Kansas City, MO, and Mickey Weers & her husband, George, Smithville, MO; a sister, Irene McBratney, Kansas City, MO; seven grandsons, Jim Hagen Jr. & wife, Karen, Bill Hagen & wife, Kathy, Mark Hagen & wife, Rita, Todd Weers & wife, Heidi, Joe Weers & wife, Kristy, Kevin Weers & fiancee, Emily Branca, and Nick Irvin; three granddaughters, Kelly Heiman, Amanda Irvin and Erica Irvin.; five great-grandsons, Brandon Hagen, Brian Hagen, Brad "Moe" Hagen, Ryan Hagen and Jake Hagen; and seven great-granddaughters, Jamie Hagen, Alyx Hagen, Ashley Hagen, Marisa Hagen, Jordan Heiman, Peyton Heiman and Elizabeth Weers. (Arrangements: Highland Park Funeral Home) 

JOE WILLIE IVY
Mrs. Joe Willie Ivy, 77, Kansas City, KS, passed away Thursday, June 8, 2000, at Bethany Medical Center, Kansas City, KS. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, June 16, at Mrs. J.W. Jones Memorial Chapel, 703 N. 10th Street, Kansas City, KS; burial in Blue Ridge Lawn Memorial Gardens, Kansas City, MO. Visitation will be 9-11 a.m. Friday at the chapel. (Arrangements: Mrs. J.W. Jones Memorial Chapel) 

MARSHALL G. "JAKE" JACOBY
Marshall G. "Jake" Jacoby, 78, Kansas City, KS, passed away Wednesday, June 14, 2000, at his home. A memorial visitation will be 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 17, at the Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee. Cremation. Memorial contributions may be sent to St. Luke's-Shawnee Mission Hospice, 3100 Broadway, Suite 300, Kansas City, MO 64111. (Arrange- ments: the Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee, (913) 631-5566) 

LESTER E. JONES
Lester E. Jones, 90, Kansas City, MO, passed away Wednesday, June 14, 2000, at Independence Regional Health Center. Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, June 17, at the D.W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Chapel; burial in Floral Hills Cemetery. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Friday at the chapel. Lester was born December 3, 1909, in Bunker Hill, IL, and had lived in this area since 1910. He retired as a general foreman for Armco Steel in 1970, after 41 years of service. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, serving with the Sea- bees. He was a charter member of Birchwood Baptist Church. He was a 1929 graduate of East High School and a captain of the football team. He was a member of the Amaco Quarter Century Club, the Venturers Travel Club, the Hammond Organ Club, Friends of the Zoo, and People-to-People, and enjoyed square dancing. He was preceded in death by two brothers, George H. Jones, in 1997, and Elmer C. Jones, in 1999. Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Mrs. Florence M. Jones, of the home; and a sister-in-law, Mary F. Jones, Kansas City, MO. (Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Chapel) 

JOSEPHINE KATOWITZ
Josephine Katowitz, 78, Kansas City, MO, passed away June 14, 2000, at home. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, June 17, at Sheil Colonial Chapel; burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Friday at the chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Mrs. Katowitz was a lifelong resident of Kansas City. She is survived by her two sons, Donald Edward Katowitz, Blue Springs, MO, and Robert Bruce Katowitz, Kansas City, MO; grandson, Toby Michael Katowitz, Lee's Summit, MO; and sister, Angeline Soeborg, Kansas City, MO. (Arrangements: Sheil Colonial Chapel) 

HELEN L. KRITZER
Helen L. Kritzer, 80, Lee's Summit, MO, passed away Wednesday, June 14, 2000, at Truman Medical Center East. Memorial services will be 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 17, at Park Lawn Funeral Home. Mrs. Kritzer was born March 6, 1920, in Kansas City, MO. She was preceded in death by her father, Don Kanan; mother, Dorothy Mae Hughson; brother, Robert Vincent Kanan; and stepfather, Ernest Hughson. Survivors include her son, Robert M. Christian, Lee's Summit, MO; sister, Ruth Provance, Independence, MO, and two grandchildren, Shannon Marie Christian and Kelly L. Christian. The family wishes to thank the physicians and staff of Truman Medical Center East Care Center for their friendship and loving care. (Arrangements: Park Lawn Funeral Home, (816) 523-1234) 

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. (Arrangements: Passantino Bros. Funeral Home) 

ED (ALBERT EDWARD) LAMBERT
Ed Lambert, 81, Raymore, MO (formerly of Raytown, MO), passed away Wednesday, June 14, 2000, at Research Medical Center. Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 17, in the George Hamilton Combs Chapel of Country Club Christian Church; burial in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 12:30-1:30 p.m. Saturday at the church. Family suggests memorials to the Fellowship of John c/o Foxwood Springs Living Center, Raymore, MO, or Country Club Christian Church. Mr. Lambert was born September 3, 1918, in Joplin, MO. He was a graduate of Cowley County Community College, Arkansas City, KS. He received his B.D.A. and B.S. in education at Phillips University, Enid, OK, and an M.A. in speech at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He retired as a major from the U.S. Army after serving in WWII in the South Pacific and in Alaska during the Korean War. He continued on active reserve status until retirement. He taught speech and drama at Auburn University, Mt. San Antonio College in southern California, and Phillips University in Enid, OK. As an administrator, he served as educational coordinator for the Engineering Department at General Dynamics, Pomona, CA. he was director of development for Phillips University, director of training for Research Hospital, Kansas City, and retired as dean of continuing education and community services at Maple Woods Community College, KC. Following retirement, he went into professional acting, which included numerous radio and TV commercials, Starlight Theater, Missouri Repertory Theater, Dinner Theater, Coterie, as well as movies and TV mini-series. He was a member of the American Federation of Television and Radio Actors and the Screen Actors Guild. He was a lifetime member of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), and a member for the last 28 years of Country Club Christian Church, KCMO, where he was a life elder, teacher of Tri C's Class for many years, and served on numerous church councils. He also shared his talents with churches by writing, directing, and performing live theater productions. After moving to Foxwood Springs, he organized and directed a reader's theater and was on the committee for FSTV station. He leaves behind his wife of 57 years, Dorothy M. "Dottie" Lambert, of he home; daughters and sons-in-law, Lynda G. and Rod Engel, Huntington Beach, CA, Kathleen A. and Bill Jaeger, Lee's Summit, MO, and Di S. and Chuck Lupton, Olathe, KS; grandchildren, Scott and Dana Glascoe, Huntington Beach, CA, Derek Glascoe, Huntington Beach, CA, Travis Lupton, Olathe, KS, Kevin Lupton, Olathe, KS, Jesse Nichols, Lee's Summit, MO, and Maggie Nichols; and great-grandson, Luke Edward Glascoe, Huntington Beach, CA. He also leaves his siblings and their spouses, Donald and Anna Lambert, Prescott, AZ, Velma June and Tom Tucker, Longmont, CO, Lloyd and Martha Lambert, Raymore, MO, Joanne and Jim Spiller, San Antonio, TX, and Jim and Yvonne Lambert, Arlington, TX. (Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Chapel) 

LORA MARGARET LOCKHART
Lora Margaret (Redman) Lockhart, 96, Pleasant Hill, MO, formerly of Adams Township, DeKalb County, MO, died Wednesday, June 14, 2000, at a Pleasant Hill Nursing Home. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, at Bram Funeral Home, Maysville, MO, with burial in Shambaugh-Cope Cemetery near Weatherby, MO. The family will greet friends from 10-11 a.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the DeKalb County Historical Society, Maysville, MO 64469. Mrs. Lockhart was born June 15, 1903, on a farm in Sunny Side School District and the east Union Chapel area in Adams Township, DeKalb County. She was the daughter of Julia Ann (Hancock) and Worthy Hewitt Redman. She graduated from the Sunny Side Rural School, and received her diploma at the Old Maysville Chautauqua, August 10, 1914. She then graduated from Maysville High School in the Class of 1922. She earned a teacher-training certificate under the teaching of Mrs. Sylvia Ratliff Riggs and started teaching at Wamsley in the fall of 1922, when Mrs. Lou P. McAdam was County Superintendent. All together, she taught 19 years in the rural schools. John W. Edie and H.C. Holt served as County Superintendents during her tenure. Lora graduated from Kidder (MO) Junior College in 1926, and received a 60-hour teaching certificate from Central Missouri State College in 1928. On June 2, 1928, Lora married Lawrence Leonard Lockhart in Clarinda, IA. Mr. Lockhart died January 25, 1979. In 1945, she received a 4-H Leadership Award for her work with 4-H Clubs. In 1954, her name was added to the Honor Roll of individuals who had rendered outstanding service in the development of the program of the Agricultural Extension Service. During these years, she attended summer school, extension classes, and night classes and earned over 200 hours of college credits to receive her Bachelor of Science degree from Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville on August 1, 1955. Lora was very active in teachers' organizations and held various offices and worked on many committees. She was chairperson for two years of the Fine Arts Division for the Missouri District and served on the Art Council of "Show-Me Art," the official publication of the Art division of the Missouri State Teachers Association. Lora joined the Union Chapel Methodist Church in early life, and when it disbanded in the early 1940's, she joined the Maysville (MO) United Methodist Church. She served as a Sunday School teacher and was a member of the United Methodist Women. During her teaching career, Mrs. Lockhart influenced students at many schools. Among the rural schools were ones in Osborn, Stewartsville, and Cameron. She was even a Fine Arts Supervisor in the Maysville school system for one year. She taught at many Raytown Schools in the Consolidated District No. 2; Raytown Junior High School, Chapel Elementary, South Junior High School, and Northwood Elementary. After retiring from teaching, Lora helped organize and promote the Historical Society of DeKalb County. She was the first staff writer and researcher for the quarterly magazine, "Heritage," published by the Society. Nearly all the books published by the Society have been under her supervision. She was instrumental in organizing the research library and the museum. Lora was active all her life and contributed her talents in many areas: 1969-1970 Promoter of Centennials, DeKalb County, MO; 1969-1971 Cultural Arts Chairperson for Hedge Farm Home; 1969-1997 promoter, organizer, and former president of the DeKalb County Historical Society, Maysville; 1970-1997 staff writer, researcher, and editor of the DeKalb County Heritage quarterly magazine, Maysville; 1971-1997 organizer of County Museum and Resource Library, Maysville; 1972 manager of the DeKalb County Cemetery Census. Lora was a member of many organizations: Retired Teachers Association, Missouri Teachers Association, Women Society Christian Service, Methodist Church, and Hedge Farm Home. She was responsible for many publications: Layout Editor for the Fairport Centennial Book (1969), Adams Township Book (1970), Now and Then in the Amity Area (1975), Memories from Polk Township (1976), Clarksdale Area- Sherman Township (1978). Mrs. Lockhart is survived by a foster nephew, Glen R. True, Raymore, MO; a nephew, Ronald Redman; two nieces, Lavada Quick, Independence, MO, and Leola Sladebauer, Largo, FL; two stepnieces, Donna Sparks, Independence, MO, and Cleva (Dee) Corwin, Cameron, MO; and several grandnieces and grandnephews. 

MICHAEL McGEE
Michael McGee, 30, passed away Tuesday, June 13, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, June 17, at E.R. Morris Funeral Chapel, 4316 Troost Ave., Kansas City, MO; burial in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12 noon-2 p.m. Saturday, at the chapel. (Arrangements: E.R. Morris Funeral Chapel) 

MARIAN E. MILLS
Marian E. Mills, 87, Kansas City, KS, passed away Wednesday, June 14, 2000, at her home. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday, June 19, 2000, at Butler-Fulton-Nickel Funeral Home, 22 South 18th St.; burial in Highland Park Cemetery, Kansas City, KS. Visitation will be 3-5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the charity of your choice. Mrs. Mills was born October 20, 1912, in Mazeppa, MN. She was a homemaker and a member of the Eagles #87. She was preceded in death by her husband, J.W. "Bill" Mills in 1972, and a granddaughter, Janet McCormick, in 1999. She is survived by one son, Wayne Mills of Hot Springs, AR; two daughters, Dixie McCormick of Kansas City, MO, and Kay Kinsel of Riverside, MO; sister, Mildred Paine of Rochester, MN; 12 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. (Arrange- ments: Butler-Fulton-Nickel Funeral Home, (913) 321-2222) 

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. m Memorial contributions may be made to Ursaline Sisters, Paola, KS, or St. Peter's Catholic Church Anchor Fund. 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. (Arrangements: Muehlebach Funeral Home) 

BELVA AZALEE PAISLEY
Belva Azalee Paisley, 73, Kansas City, KS, died June 8, 2000, at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Memorial services will be 3 p.m. Monday, June 12, at the Maple Hill Funeral Home; private burial in Maple Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Paisley was born in Kansas City, KS, and was a lifelong resident. She was a nurse at the University of Kansas Medical Center for 15 years retiring in 1993. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Linda Faye Paisley Powers on June 3, 2000, in North Ft. Lauderdale, FL Survivors include son, James Paisley, Houston, TX; son-in-law, Jim Powers, North Ft. Lauderdale, FL; grandchildren, Amy McCune, Kansas City, MO, Todd McCune, Topeka, KS, and Brad Paisley, Houston, TX; great-grandson, Cree McCune, Topeka, KS; brother, Preston Yonts, Shawnee Mission, KS; and sister- in-law, Nancy Yonts, Kansas City, KS; (Arrangements: Maple Hill Funeral Home) 

CHARLES MICHAEL "FRENCHY" PETITE
Charles Michael "Frenchy" Petite, 55, northeast Kansas City, MO, died May 29, 2000, at the University of Kansas Medical Center, from cancer. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Cremation. Memorial contributions may be made to Midwest Missionair, 3006 S. 34th St., Kansas City, KS, (913) 432-5965, or Uplift Organization, Inc., P.O. Box 270175, Kansas City, MO, (816) 241-0060. (Arrangements: Morticians Service, 538 Campbell, Kansas City, MO, (816) 474-8831) 

MARY LOUISE PILSL
Mary Louise Pilsl, Kansas City, MO, died Thursday, June 15, 2000. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Saturday, June 17, at St. Francis Xavier Church; burial in Mt. St. Mary's Cemetery. Friends may call 9-10 a.m. Saturday at the church where the rosary will be recited at 9:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Francis Xavier Church Building Fund. Mary Louise was preceded in death by two brothers, Joseph Pilsl and John Pilsl; and one sister, Helen Helm. She is survived by four sisters, Teresa Soltis, Margaret Kohler, Agnes Stark and Rose Fasl. (Arrangements: McGilley Midtown Chapel, 20 W. Linwood, Kansas City, MO 64111, (816) 453-6200) 

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. 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) 

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 4-6 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) 

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) 

CHRISTINE S. SPERLING
Christine S. Sperling, 61, Independence, MO, passed away Thursday, June 15, 2000, at Independence Regional Hospital. Cremation. Visitation will be 3- 4:30 p.m. Saturday, June 17, at George C. Carson & Sons. 

CARL WESLEY "DUB" STAPP
Carl Wesley "Dub" Stapp, 61, Liberty, MO, passed away June 14, 2000, at Liberty Hospital. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, June 17, at Winston Cemetery, Winston, MO. Visitation will be 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday at Church-Archer- Pasley Funeral Home, Liberty. (Arrangements: Church-Archer-Pasley Funeral Home, Liberty, MO) 

MARIAN STEIN
Marian Stein of Kansas City, MO, passed away Wednesday, June 14, 2000, at Baptist Medical Center. So services. Ms. Stein had willed her body to KU Medical Center for scientific research. Family suggests memorial contributions to M'shoogy's Animal Rescue, 11519 Route C, Savannah, MO 64485. Ms. Stein was born in Rock Island, IL, and came to Kansas City in 1925. She is survived by her sisters, Sydel Stein and Rita Stein, both of Kansas City, MO. (Arrangements: Louis Memorial Chapel) 

DONALD E. TUCKER
Donald E. Tucker, 48, Kansas City, KS, passed away Wednesday, June 14, 2000, at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Cremation. There will be no services. (Arrangements: Joseph A. Butler & Son Funeral Home, 19th & Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, KS, (913) 371-7000) 

OPAL G. WEST
Opal G. West, 83, Gower, MO (formerly of Edgerton, MO), passed away Wednesday, June 14, 2000, at the Gower Convalescent Center. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, June 17, at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Edgerton; burial in Hebron Cemetery, Gower. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Friday at the church. Donations may be made to the Mt. Zion Baptist Church or the Hebron Cemetery. Mrs. West is survived by four sons, Charles E. West, Gower, MO, Jerry D. West, Trimble, MO, Larry W. West, St. Joseph, MO, and Carl G. West, Gladstone, MO; one daughter, Kay Jackson, Gower, MO; one sister, Ruby L. Johnson, Columbia, SC; 32 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. (Arrangements: Hixson-Klein Funeral Home, Edgerton, MO) 

HARRIETT WHEELER
Mrs. Harriett Wheeler, 62, of Kansas City, MO, passed away Sunday, June 11, 2000, at her home. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, June 17, at the New Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 8129 Paseo, Kansas City, MO; burial in Lincoln Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, at the church. (Arrangements: Lawrence A. Jones and Sons Linwood Chapel) 

ELLA MAE WHITE
Ella Mae White, 75, Vassar, KS, died June 15, 2000, in Topeka, KS. Graveside services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 19, at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Kansas City, KS, Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. Mrs. White was born April 14, 1925, in Kansas City, KS, where she had lived until 1981, when she moved to Lamont Hill Resort, Vassar. She was a homemaker. She was a past member of the Lyndon Eastern Star Chapter #466, and the Lyndon American Legion Post #125. She married Lewis Franklin White on November 23, 1968, in Kansas City, KS; he preceded her in death on December 7, 1993. Mrs. White is survived by two sons, William Hanson, Turner, KS, and Rickey Hanson, Topeka, KS; and three stepsons, Clifford Wade, Heidelberg, Germany, James D. White, Kansas City, KS, and David White, Independence, MO. 

ROBERT LEE WHITING
Robert Lee Whiting, 51, Elwood, KS (formerly of Hidden Timber, SD), passed away June 10, 2000, at St. Luke's Northland Hospital, Kansas City, MO, after an apparent heart attack. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, June 16, at Mason Funeral Home, Winner, SD; burial in Winner Cemetery. Robert was born January 26, 1949, in Winner, SD. He is survived by two daughters, Corine Zepeda and Shawna (Brian) Montgomery, an adopted granddaughter, Brianna Soto-Whiting, a grandson, Jacob Zepeda, and a granddaughter, Jordan Montgomery, all of Tuscaloosa, AL; his parents, Harold "Bud" and Evelyn Whiting, Hidden Timber, SD; two sisters, Patsy (Carl) Baker and June Jansen, all of Hidden Timber, SD; and a brother, Danny Whiting, Rapid City, SD. 

THELMA LUCILLE WOOLERY
Thelma Lucille Woolery, 77, Higginsville, MO, passed away Thursday, June 15, 2000, at Meyer Care Center, Higginsville, MO. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, June 17, at Central Christian Church, Higginsville; burial in the Higginsville City Cemetery. Friends may call from 7-8:30 p.m. Friday, at the Hoefer Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Kansas City Hospice. (Arrangements: Hoefer Funeral Home Inc., Higginsville, MO) 

BERNICE M. YORK
Bernice M. York, 80, Lenexa, KS, died Tuesday, June 13, 2000, at Trinity Lutheran Manor. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, June 19, at the Porter Funeral Home; burial in National Cemetery, Leavenworth, KS. Friends may call 1-3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the National Humane Society. Bernice was born April 8, 1920, in Russellville, MO, and lived in Kansas City for 38 years. She retired from Champ Service Line in 1985. She was preceded in death by her husband, Neill C. York, in 1993. She is survived by three sons and two daughters: Norman Carney, Grandview, MO, Jack Carney, Dickinson, ND, Betty DeShon, Littleton, CO, Dale Carney, Fairway, KS, and Linda Babbitt, Lenexa, KS; 14 grandchildren; 23 great- grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren. (Arr: Porter Funeral Home, KCKS) 


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