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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. 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.
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. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Camp Ascension, c/o Metropolitan Baptist Church, Washington Blvd. at 9th, Kansas City, KS 66101. (Arrangements: Thatcher Funeral Home) 

LOIS FAYE DITTY CHAMBERLAIN
Lois Faye Ditty Chamberlain, 74, of Lee's Summit, MO, (formerly of Warrensburg, MO), died Thursday, June 15, 2000, at the Lee's Summit Hospital in Lee's Summit, MO. Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Saturday, June 17, at the Warrensburg Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Warrensburg, MO. The Reverend George Hecker will be officiating. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Lupus Foundation and may be left in care of the funeral home. (Arrangements: Sweeney-Phillips & Holdren Funeral Home, 617 N. Maguire, Warrensburg, MO 64093) 

HAROLD H. "RED" COLLINS
Harold H. "Red" Collins, 83, of Kansas City, KS, died June 16, 2000, at his home. Funeral services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Monday, June 19, at the Maple Hill Funeral Home; burial will be in Leavenworth National Cemetery. Friends may call at 8 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Red was born September 16, 1916, in Kansas City, KS, and was a life long resident. He was a Switchman for the Sante Fe Railroad for 30 years retiring in 1979. He was a member of the United Transportation Union. He was a WWII Army Veteran. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Frank D. and Kay Collins, Kansas City, KS; son, Harold Collins, Kansas City, KS; daughter, Carol Melton, Weston, MO; sister, Edna Kurfman, Kansas City, KS; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. (Arrangements: Maple Hill 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 February 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. 

DR. AUBREY A. GENTRY
Dr. Aubrey A. Gentry, 80, was called to heaven on June 15, 2000, at Shawnee Mission Medical Cen- ter. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 20, 2000, at the Maple Hill Funeral Home; burial in Maple Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Turner, 701 S. 55th, Kansas City, KS, 66106 or the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of Kansas City, 2300 E. Meyer Blvd., Kansas City, MO, 64132. Dr. Gentry was born on August 7, 1919 to Dr. Aubrey (Sr.) and Rosalie Gentry in Kirksville, MO. He grew up in Trenton, MO. Dr. Gentry was an area dentist for 35 years, retiring in 1983. He remained active in his community and was currently serving as President of Trac East of the Woodlands Racing Commission. For the past 37 years, Dr. Gentry had been a member of the First Baptist Church of Turner, serving over the years as moderator and was currently a member of the Board of Deacons. He had previously been a member of Armourdale Baptist Church and was a member of the Triple M Bible Class there for many years. He was a Veteran of WWII in the Army Air Force. Giving back to the community was always very important to Dr. Gentry. He had been a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Argentine Activities, Turner Lions Club. He had been on the staff of the Kansas State Dental Board, the Bethany Medical Center and was a member of the Kansas State Dental Board of Examiners. He served on the Turner School Board for 16 years, serving several years as president. He also had been a member of the Kansas City, Kansas Board of Public Utilities and the Port Authority of Wyandotte County. Dr. Gentry was inducted into the Turner Walk of Fame in 1987. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Arlie, of the home. "Doc" and Arlie had five children, Dr. Donald A. Gentry and his wife, Dianne, of Kansas City, KS, Connie Baker and husband, Dr. Steve Baker, of Lenexa, Carol Blake of Shawnee, Lee Ann Broyles of Lenexa and Bruce Gentry and his wife, Ruth Ann, of Kansas City, KS. Dr. Gentry is also survived by 18 grandchildren, one great- grandson, and one brother, Dr. Wendell Gentry and his wife, Barbara, of Rialto, CA. Dr. Gentry will be greatly missed by all his family and friends. (Arrangements: Maple Hill Funeral Home) 

JOYCE ELAINE GIBSON
Joyce Elaine Gibson, 45, Kansas City, KS, died Wednesday, June 14, 2000, at her home. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday, June 19, at Butler-Fulton-Nickel Funeral Home, 22 South 18th St., Kansas City, KS 66102; burial in Chapel Hill Cemetery. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Sunday, June 18, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society. Joyce was born December 14, 1954, in Kansas City, KS. She was a Baptist. At the time of her death she was a custodian for the Piper School District since 1994. She had also worked for Providence Medical Center and Shawnee Mission Medical Center. She is survived by her father, John A. Frank and stepmother, Jenine of Lexington, MO; her mother, Elizabeth A. Frank of Kansas City, KS; her husband, George G. Gibson and son, Cory S. Gibson, both of the home; a brother, John E. Frank, Kansas City, KS; and two sisters, Debbie L. Williamson, and Kathy S. Frank, both of Kansas City, KS. (Arrangements: Butler-Fulton-Nickel Funeral Home, 22 South 18th St., Kansas City, KS 66102, (913) 321-2222) 

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) 

RUTH C. GRUNDY
Mrs. Ruth C. Grundy, 94, Kansas City, MO, passed away Wednesday, June 14, 2000, at Research Medical Center. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 20, at Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church; burial in Forest Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, MO. Visitation will be 10-11 a.m. prior to services on Tuesday at the church. (Arrangements: Watkins Brothers Memorial Chapel) 

BERTHA HAMMOND
Bertha Hammond, 80, passed away June 15, 2000, at Regency Health Center in Independence. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 20, at the Speaks Midtown Chapel, Lexington and Walnut, Independence, MO; burial in Platte City Cemetery, Platte City, MO. Friends may call 10 a.m. until service time Tuesday at the chapel. Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Diabetes Association. Bertha was born June 5, 1920, in Herrid, SD. She was a World War II Army veteran, a member of the VFW Post 1000, and the American Legion Auxiliary Post 21. She had worked for Lake City Army Ammunition Plant before she retired in 1975. She leaves two daughters, Wanda Hoover and Waneta Erb; a son, Wayne Hammond; four grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; and several great- grandchildren. She also leaves four sisters, Margaret Hutterer, Matilda Hamilton, Ella Flood and Edna Murto; and one brother, Eldon Delzer. (Arrangements: Speaks Midtown Chapel) 

ARNOLD F.E. HEMAN
Arnold Frederick Emil Heman, 80, of Stover, MO, (formerly of Levasy, MO), passed away Thursday, June 15, 2000, at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home, Cole Camp, MO. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, June 19, at the Fox Funeral Home, Cole Camp, MO; burial will be in Inman Memorial Cemetery, Cole Camp, MO. Visitation will be from 7-8 p.m. Sunday, June 18, at the Fox Funeral Home, Cole Camp, MO. Memorials may be given to the Missouri Baptist Children's Home in Peculiar, MO, in care of the funeral home. (Arrangements: Fox Funeral Home, Cole Camp, MO) 

DOLLIE ELIZABETH HENDRIX
Dollie Elizabeth Hendrix, 89, Marshall, MO (formerly of Independence, MO), died June 16, 2000, at The Living Center in Marshall. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday, June 19, at D.W. Newcomer's sons Noland Road Chapel; burial in Mound Grove Cemetery, Independence. Friends may call 12 noon-1 p.m. Monday at the chapel. Mrs. Hendrix was born September 29, 1910, in Independence, MO. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey O. "Tex" Hendrix; one son, James Richard; two daughters, Georgia and Carol Jane; six brothers; and three sisters. Survivors include three sons, Danny L. Hendrix, Oak Grove, MO, Dale C. Hendrix, Kansas City, MO, and William S. Hendrix, Nordland, WA; one daughter, Bobbie Jean Ragan, Marshall, MO; 10 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. (Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer's Sons Noland Road Chapel) 

NATALIE HINES
Natalie Hines, 90, Topeka, KS (formerly of Leavenworth, KS), died Wednesday, June 14, 2000, at Brewster Place, Topeka. A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 21, at the Brewster Place Chapel, Topeka with the Rev. Curtis Stowell of the Grace Episcopal Church, Topeka officiating. Private graveside services will be held at Mount Muncie Cemetery. Memorial donations are requested to the American Red Cross, 1221 S.W. 17th St., Topeka, KS 66044, or in care of the Belden-Sexton- Sumpter Funeral Chapel, 500 Oak Street Leavenworth, KS 66048. Miss Hines was born August 11, 1909, in Leavenworth, KS, the daughter of Arthur M. and Adah M. Gardner Hines. Miss Hines attended local schools in Leavenworth and went on to receive a B.A. degree from the University of Kansas, where she was a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority. She furthered her education with an M.A. degree from the University of Chicago. During WWII, Miss Hines served as a Red Cross social worker in France and Belgium in military hospitals. Later she was employed for 20 years by the State of California Department of Mental Hygiene as a psychiatric social worker until her retirement in 1973, when she returned to Leavenworth and later moved to Topeka, KS, in 1986. (Arrangements: Belden-Sexton-Sumpter funeral Chapel, Leavenworth, KS) 

BETTY GOLDING HULL
Betty Golding Hull, 72, Weston, MO, passed away Friday, June 16, 2000, at her home in Weston. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday, June 19, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Weston, MO; burial in Graceland Cemetery, Weston, MO. Friends may call from 1-3 p.m., with rosary services at 2:30 p.m. at Vaughn Funeral Chapel, Weston. The family suggests contributions to Holy Trinity Catholic Church of Weston, or American Cancer Society. Mrs. Hull was born December 31, 1927, in Kansas City, MO. She lived her entire adult life in the Weston, MO area. She married George Zimmerman Hull Jr. on September 24, 1955 in Kansas City, MO. She was owner/operator of Hull Lumber Co. in Weston for over 40 years. She was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church of Weston, Holy Trinity Altar Society, Weston, MO, Weston Study Club, and the Weston Historical Museum. She was a board member of Weston Development Co., a day camp leader for Winding River Girl Scouts Council of Northwest, MO, and a Weston Homes Tour Director. She was preceded in death by her father, George Francis Golding, 1938; mother, Nita Ellen (Hill) Golding, 1952; and husband, George Zimmerman "Sonny" Hull Jr., 1996. Survivors include two sons, Zim Hull, Weston, MO, and Jeff Hull, Arlington, VA; two daughters, Dr. Luellen Hull Malley, Kansas City, MO, and Sarah Hull Smith, Kansas City, MO; sisters, Virginia Chambers, Prairie Village, KS, Mary Kay Yeager, Overland Park, KS, and Marge Schafer, Overland Park, KS; seven grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. (Vaughn Funeral Home, Weston, MO) 

EMOGENE WADE JAMESON
Emogene Wade Jameson, 88, Platte City, MO, passed away Friday, June 16, 2000, at St. Luke's Northland Hospital - Smithville Campus. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday, June 19, at Rollins Funeral Chapel, Platte City, MO; burial in Platte City Cemetery, Platte City, MO. Friends may call one hour prior to the funeral service. The family suggests contributions to American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society. Mrs. Jameson was born December 22, 1911, in Platte County, MO. She married Cecil H. Jameson in Platte County, MO. She was a lifelong resident of the Platte City area and a member of First Christian Church of Platte City, MO. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her father, Robert Wade, in 1931; mother, Iva Ratliff Leipard, in 1986; husband, Cecil H. Jameson; three sisters, Mable, Marie, and LaVeta; and two grandchildren. Survivors include one son, Howard Lee Jameson, Westminster, CO; two daughters, Jeanette R. White, Joyce A. Duddy, both of Lakewood, CO; five grandchildren, five great- grandchildren, and two great-great- grandchildren. (Arrangements: Rollins Funeral Home, Platte City, MO) 

GENNIE "GENE" JARRETT JR.
Gennie "Gene" Jarrett, Jr., 64, of Edwardsville, KS, pas- sed away June 10, 2000, at Providence Medical Center, Kansas City, KS. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, June 17, at the Antioch Baptist Church, 1381 Quindaro Blvd., Kansas City, KS; burial in Chapel Hill Masonic Garden, Kansas City, KS, with Reverend B. R. Stephens officiating. Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, June 17, at the church. Gennie Jarrett, Jr. (was fondly known as "Gene"), 64 years old was born in Brownsville, TN, on November 22, 1935 to Gennie and Blanche (Outlaw) Jarrett, Sr. He was the oldest son of ten children. Gene graduated from Carver High School on May 7, 1954, in Brownsville, TN. He was united in marriage to Hattie Lue Coleman and to that union a son, Tony was born. Gene's father, mother, wife and brother, Melvin Jarrett preceded him in death. In November, 1978, Gene met Gracie Canady-Oden and they were married July 11, 1987. Gene began his employment at Haver-Lockart as a Custodian on January 3, 1961. On May 28, 1964, he was transferred to the warehouse. On September 25, 1967, Gene was promoted to Animal Caretaker. In 1974, the company merges and is now BAYVET. On June 26, 1974, Gene was promoted to Supervisor, Lab Animal Care Facility. A transfer establishes BAYVET as the Animal Health Division of Mobay Corporation, then in 1992 the company merges to become Miles, Inc. On September 16, 1993, Gene became Supervisor, Animal Care Services and obtained supervisory responsibilities for both Shawnee and DeSoto Research Farm. In 1995, Miles became BAYER. On March 1, 1996, Gene became Building Services Coordinator for Kansas Animal Health Sites until the time of his death. While working at BAYER Laboratories, he continued his education at KU in Lawrence, Rockhurst College, Michigan State University, University of Cincinnati, private companies in the medical and research fields, and graduated from Southwestern University. He received numerous certifications in Laboratory Animal Care; Supervision; Laboratory Animal Technician (through Kansas City AALAS in which he was a co-founder); Laboratory Animal Technologist; Animal Facility Cleaning & Sanitation; Basic Sterilization Fundamentals for Animal Care Laboratory; Rabbit/Rodent Technologist; Microbiology of Bacteria/Pathogens of the Rabbits & Rodents; Animal & Health Technician; Supervisory Training; First Line Management; Animal Environment & You; WATCO Maintenance & Custodial Training: Quality Circle Leadership Humane Care of Animals; Using Computers in Animal Care Facilities. Gene also pursued a second career in Law Enforcement while working at BAYER. He was General Manager & Security for Caprice Nine-K Enterprises; A Reserve Patrolman, KCK (later promoted to Captain); Deputy Sheriff Reserves, Wyandotte County; Security Supervisor for Aseptic Service; Co-founder & Executive Vice- president of United Special Police, in KCK, in which they had the opportunity to set up security measures in KCK & KCMO Airport Towers for President Ford in July, 1974 sponsored by Grove Contract Service; Sergeant of Reserve Police, in Bonner Springs, KS, (later promoted to commander). His continuing education in Law Enforcement included certifications in the following area: KCK Reserve Police Unit, Primary Training; Wyandotte County, Kansas Sherriff Reserves, Primary Training; Bomb Handling; Advanced Firearms Training; Jail Operations; U.S. Dept. Bureau of Prisons; Care & Maintenance of firearms; Pistol Expert; Kansas Highway Safety Training; First Line Supervisory Training; Crime Scene Investigations. Gene received numerous outstanding awards and certificates because of his active involvement in BAYER Laboratories; NAALAS; AALAS; NAACP; KPOA; Northeast Optimist Club; Cub Scouts; Boy Scouts; Mason's; Wyandotte County Park Rangers; Reserve Patrols; Rev. Jesse Jackson's OPERATION P.U.S.H. and E.O.F. with career educational programs, training of c0- workers and youth surrounding schools and colleges. He was a role model to young people, humorous, outgoing and never met a stranger. He was always volunteering to help others whenever he could. You could recognize him by the great big smile on his face and his deep bass voice. Gene was a God-fearing man and a "Man of Honor." Gene was on the Police Department Advisory Committee, Edwardsville, KS, and Planning Commission, City of Edwardsville, KS, at the time of his death. He enjoyed reading, music, carpentry, traveling, motorcycling, flying and sports. He leaves to mourn his passing: wife, Gracie M. Canady-Jarrett, Kansas City, KS; son, Tony (Dale Marie), Kansas City, KS; stepson, Andre' Oden, Kansas City, KS; three brothers, Willie T. (Joyce), Kansas City, KS, and Nelson (Annie Frank), Brownsville, TN; eight sisters, Mary Brown (Herman), Kansas City, KS, Emma Jean Minex-Stacker (Derrick), Chicago, IL, Brenda Muex (Ernest), St. Louis, MO, Amelia Dortch (Hayward), Detroit, MI, Darelen Jarrett, Chicago, IL, Lillie Taylor, Brownsville, TN, Irma Reed, Milwaukee, WI, and Wilma Mann, St. Louis, MO. He will be missed by his grandchildren, Jamal Jarrett, Joshua Oden and Alexis Oden and a host of in-laws, nieces, nephews and friends. Donations may be sent to Catholic Christian Hospice, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, KS, 66103 or The American Institute for Cancer Research, 1759 R. Street NW, P. O. Box 97167, Washington, D. C. 20090-7167. (Arrangements: Mrs. J.W. Jones Memorial Chapel) 

BLANCHE MAE JOYCE
Mrs. Blanche Mae Joyce, 86, Kansas City, MO, passed away Thursday, June 15, 2000, at Timberlake Nursing Center. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday, June 19, at Watkins Brothers Memorial Chapel; burial in Forest Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, MO. Visitation will be 12 noon until service time on Monday at the chapel. (Arrangements: Watkins Brothers Memorial Chapel) 

CLARA L. KEYTON
Clara L. Keyton, 80, Gardner, KS, passed away June 15, 2000, at Gardner Medicalodge East. Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 20, at the Thatcher Funeral Home Chapel. Cremation. (Arrangements: Thatcher Funeral Home, (913) 321-1211) 

KENNETH D. KING
Kenneth D. King, 39, Platte City, MO, died Wednesday, June 14, 2000, at his home. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 19, at Stony Point Church of Christ, 7920 Kansas Ave., Kansas City, KS; burial in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, 94th & State, Kansas City, KS. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Sunday, June 18, at Meyers Family Funeral Home, 6300 Parallel Pkwy., Kansas City, KS. Kenneth was born April 10, 1961, in Kansas City, KS, the son of Richard Dale and Hazel King. He graduated from F.L. Schlagel High School in 1979. Kenneth was united in marriage to Sherry F. Oliphant in 1986. In 1994, Kenneth moved to Platte City, MO. He owned and operated his own auto repair shop, American and Import Repair at 59th and Leavenworth Road from 1983-1998. He then started his own car dealership, K&S Auto Sales. Kenneth was raised in the Church of Christ and obeyed the gospel at the age of 15. He attended the Stony Point Church of Christ all of his 39 years. He was blessed with a beautiful singing voice and sang at numerous weddings and funerals. Kenneth wrote a song that is entitled "The Best I Can," and it is published in the Church of Christ's most recent hymnal "Tuneful Tidings." Kenneth was best known in the auto racing community as "Kenny King." He drove car #39 to 65 victories. He was track champion in the street stock division at Lakeside Speedway in years 1982, 1983, and 1985, and amassed 70 trophies for various racing events. He was a true sportsman and was willing to help any fellow racer who came to him for advice. Kenneth was preceded in death by two brothers, Kyle and Keith. He is survived by his wife, Sherry and their three children, Kyle, Kaylee and Kendal, all of the home; his mother and father, Dale and Hazel King of Kansas City, KS; four brothers, Kevin of Kansas City, KS, Kerry of Shawnee, KS, Kregg of Kansas City, KS, and Kirby of Platte City, MO; 14 nieces and nephews; and numerous other family and friends. The family would like to thank everyone for your prayers, support and generosity during Kenneth's battle with cancer. He has gone to see his Lord and awaits the day to see you all again. (Arrangements: Meyers Family Funeral Home, 6300 Parallel Pkwy.) 

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 stepson, Charles R. Lefholz, Blue Springs, MO; a brother, Harry Baker, Fulton, MO; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and friends, Jon and Jean Jacobson, Blue Springs, MO;. (Arrangements: Webb-Freer Funeral Home, Blue Springs, MO) 

BILLY LEE MILLER
Billy Lee Miller, 77, Pleasant Hill, MO, passed away Thursday, June 15, 2000, at Lee's Summit Hospital. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday, June 19, at the Stanley & Son Funeral Home; burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 7-8:30 p.m. Sunday, June 18, at the funeral home. The family suggests memorials to the Pleasant Hill Community Betterment Association, the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, or the Pleasant Hill Downtown Association. (Arrange- ments: Stanley & Son Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong, Pleasant Hill, MO, (816) 540-5550) 

NATHALIE NESMITH
Nathalie Nesmith, 76, of Lee's Summit, MO, passed away Friday, June 9, 2000, in Cannes, France. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday, June 19, at Our Lady of the Presentation Catholic Church, Lee's Summit, MO; burial in Lee's Summit Cemetery, Lee's Summit, MO. Friends may call from 9-10 a.m. Monday, at the church. (Arrangements: Langsford Funeral Home, Lee's Summit, MO) 

MABLE GERTRUDE NEWLAND
Mable Gertrude Newland, 89, Raytown, MO, passed away Thursday, June 15, 2000, at St. Luke's Hospital. Cremation. Mrs. Newland was born February 25, 1911, and had lived in the Kansas City area most of her life. She is survived by her daughter, Norma Hatfield, Kansas City, MO; four grandchildren, Althea Blankenship, Independence, MO, Lisa Gregory, Fred Shipers, and Clifford Shipers, all of Kansas City, MO; and three great-grandchildren, Stacie, Jason and Logan. (Arrangements: Park Lawn Funeral Home) 

JOSEPH RICHARD PETRO
Joseph Richard Petro, 66, Kansas City, MO, passed away June 15, 2000, at home. Cremation. (Arrangements: Morticians Service, Kansas City, MO) 

BRIAN J. REDMOND
Brian J. Redmond, 20, Independence, MO, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 14, 2000. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, June 19, at St. Bernadette Catholic Church; burial in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Sunday, June 18, at D.W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Chapel, where a prayer service will commence at 7 p.m. Brian was born in Kansas City, MO on July 28, 1979 the loving son of John Redmond and Marquita Redmond- O'Riley, and younger brother to Daniel Redmond. He also leaves behind his stepsister and stepbrother, Angela and Michael O'Riley. (Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Chapel) 

ROBERT LEE "BOB" RICHARDSON
Robert Lee "Bob" Richardson, 50, Independence, MO, died June 14, 2000, at the home. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Monday, June 19, at Woodlawn Cemetery, Independence. Friends may call 3-5 p.m. Sunday, June 18, at D.W. Newcomer's Sons Noland Road Chapel. (Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer's Sons Noland Road Chapel) 

MYRA T. RIERSON
Myra T. Rierson, 91, of Tampa, FL, passed away Wednesday, June 14, 2000, at Manor Care Nursing Home. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, June 17, at Blount, Curry, and Roel Funeral Home Chapel, with interment at Myrtle Hill Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Friday evening, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Forest Hills Presbyterian Church, 709 W. Linebaugh Ave., Tampa, FL 33618. Myra was a member of Forest Hill Presbyterian Church. Survivors include two daughters, Marilyn J. Peak, and husband Glen C. Peak, and Beverly A. Frandsen, all of Tampa, FL; one sister, Lula Wilcox, Cypress, CA; grandchildren, Patty Harvey, and husband Mike, Marjorie Ilie and husband Romeo, Linda Georgis, and husband Daoud, Larry Peak, and wife Kelly, Jeff Frandsen, and wife Diane, and Mike Frandsen and wife Jennifer; great-grandchildren, Kristin, Kevin, and Kenneth Harvey, Max and Theo Ilie, Stefan Georgis, Tyler M. Peak, Lauren and Aaron Frandsen, Taylor and Nicholas Frandsen, and James Dillingham. (Arrangements: Blout, Curry, & Roel Funeral Homes and Cemeteries, Carrollwood Chapel, 3207 Bearss Avenue, Tampa, FL 33618, (813) 968-2231) 

VIOLA "VI" G. ROWE
Viola "Vi" G. Rowe, 84, of Kansas City, MO, died Thursday, June 15, 2000, at the Meyers Nursing Home. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 20, at the Porter Funeral Home; burial in East Slope Cemetery, Riverside, MO. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Vi was born December 10, 1915, in Kansas City, MO, was raised in Parkville, MO, and lived in Arkansas for many years before returning to Kansas City. She was a co-owner and operator of Jack and Vi's Restaurant at 11th & Minnesota, Kansas City, KS, for 10 years with her late husband, Jack Rowe, before retiring in 1979. She was a member and Past President of the Ladies' Auxiliary Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge, Aerie #87, and former volunteer of Cancer Action, Inc. She was a member of Westgate Presbyterian Church. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Cloyd A. Baltimore; her second husband, Jack Rowe; daughter, Susan Garner; sisters, Opal Hon and Hazel Enright; her twin sister, Violet (Tiny) Greenwood; and three brothers, John Wesley Naylor, Jr., Millard M. Naylor and Leo Naylor. Survivors include her son, Cloyd M. Baltimore and his wife, Betty, of Harrison, AR; nieces, Judy Little and her husband, Bob, Kansas City, KS, Carol Smart and husband, Roy, Lathrop, MO; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. (Arrangements: Porter Funeral Home, 1835 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, KS, 66102) 

HELEN S. SCHNOOR
Helen S. Schnoor, Kansas City, KS, died Friday, June 16, 2000, at Indian Creek Nursing Center in Overland Park, KS. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Monday, June 19, at Memorial Park Cemetery, Kansas City, MO. (Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer's Sons Overland Park Chapel) 

CLOETA F. SIMMONS
Cloeta F. Simmons, 69, Marshall, MO (formerly of Excelsior Springs, MO), died Thursday, June 15, 2000, at Fitzgibbon Hospital, Marshall. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, June 17, at the Sweeney-Reser-Wills Funeral Home, Marshall. Visitation will be 10-11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Saturday at the Bethel Campground Cemetery, Edwards, MO. 

MARTHA "LOUISE" SMITH
Martha "Louise" Smith, 64, Independence, MO, passed away Thursday, June 15, 2000, at Regency Care Center. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 20, at George C. Carson and Sons Independence Chapel; burial in Floral Hills Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour before the service at the chapel. (Arrangements: George C. Carson and Sons, Independence, MO) 

MARIAN STEIN
Marian Stein of Kansas City, MO, passed away Wednesday, June 14, 2000, at Baptist Medical Center. No 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) 

NADYNE P. SWEARINGEN
Nadyne P. Swearingen, 89, Independence, MO, died Friday, June 16, 2000, at St. Mary's Manor in Blue Springs. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, June 19, at George C. Carson & Sons Independence Chapel; burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Independence. Visitation will be 10 a.m. Monday at the chapel. 

FLORENCE T. "TOT" TAYLOR
Florence T. "Tot" Taylor, 104, Mission Woods, KS, passed away Thursday, June 15, 2000, at her home. Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, July 1, at the Overland Park Christian Church, 75th and Conser. Burial was in the Memorial Park Cemetery, Kansas City, MO. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to the Overland Park Christian Church Memorial Fund. Mrs. Taylor was born February 13, 1896 in Pleasanton, KS to Joseph and Mary Elizabeth (Taylor) Thirlwell. She moved to the Kansas City area in 1927 and later moved to Mission Woods in 1950. Mrs. Taylor was preceded in death by Dr. Jesse A. Naylor, 1927; and her second husband, Fred E. Taylor, 1985. She was also preceded in death by two sons, USN ret. Capt. Jesse Naylor, 1979, and Robert G. Taylor, 1993; daughter, Betty Ann Naylor, 1936; and grandson, Kent Naylor, 1980. Survivors include three daughters, Rose Mary Taylor, Harlingen, TX, Marjorie F. Cash, and her husband, Bennett, Mission Woods, KS, and Charmaine Myers, and her husband James H., Dallas, TX; 11 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren. (Arrangements: Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee, (913) 631-5566) 

HADLEY H. VOIGHTS
Hadley H. Voights, 91, Overland Park, KS, passed away Friday, June 16, 2000, at Olathe Medical Center. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday, June 19, at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Olathe. Visitation will be 11 a.m. until service time on Monday at the church. Burial will be in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens, Olathe. Contributions may be sent to St. Mark's Lutheran Church or Olathe Medical Center. Mr. Voights was born December 5, 1908, in Overland Park, KS, the son of Emil E. and Carrie (Staver) Voights. He had been a lifelong resident of Johnson County, KS. He was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Olathe. He married Frances Ahlenstorf on May 1, 1938, in Olathe. He worked as a dairy farmer. He was involved with the Johnson County Extension work and the Johnson County Fair Board. He was a member of the Johnson County Farm Bureau, the Soil Conservation Board, the school board, and Kiwanis. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Myron and Elvin Voights; and an infant daughter, Rita, in 1939. Survivors include his wife, Frances, of the home; one son, Merle Voights and his wife, Carol, Ottawa, KS; two daughters, Edna Pitts and her husband, Martin, El Paso, TX, and Vaunda Palmer and her husband, Archie, Lenexa, KS; five grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and 10 stepgreat-grandchildren. (Arrangements: W.L. Frye & Sons Mortuary and Crematory, Olathe, KS) 

JOHN C. WALLACE
John C. Wallace, 64, Kansas City, MO, passed away Thursday, June 15, 2000, at Baptist Medical Center, Kansas City, MO. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday, June 19, at D.W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Chapel; burial in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Kansas City, MO. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Sunday, June 18, at the chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Mr. Wallace was born in Agency, MO. He was a senior production planner at AlliedSignal, retiring in1994. He was a member of the Longview United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Hazel L. Wallace, of the home; daughter, Patricia Myers, Freeman, MO; son, James Wallace, Drexel, MO; son, Rick Shatswell, Wylie, TX; daughter, Ronda Underhill, Kansas City, MO; brother, Roy E. Wallace, Raytown, MO; and five grandchildren. (Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Chapel) 

DAVID LEWIS WHELCHEL
David Lewis Whelchel, 55, Independence, MO, passed away Friday, June 9, 2000, at his home. Memorial services will be 6 p.m. Monday, June 19, at Faith Temple Family Worship Center, 34th & Woodend, Kansas City, KS. Cremation. (Arrangements: Park Lawn Funeral Home) 


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