Miscellaneous Cass County, Missouri Obituaries

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Eugenia Abernathy
Sept. 30, 1938 - Jan. 28, 2002 Eugenia "Tabby" Abernathy, 63, Kansas City, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2002, at North Kansas City Hospital. She was born Sept. 30, 1938, in Detroit, Mich., the son of Eugene and Katherine (Sweto-patrick) Hackett. Mrs. Abernathy was self-employed and cleaned offices and churches. She was a member of the Philadelphia Church of God and Beta Sigma Phi. She moved from Detroit to the Kansas City area in 1970. Surviving are two sons, David P. Moore, Memphis, Tenn., and Mike A. Moore, Pleasant Hill; and three grandchildren. Pallbearers were Doug Hart-mann, Mike Hodges, Bill Hart-mann, Mark Schnelle and Steven Abernathy. Services were Monday, Feb. 4, 2002, at the First Baptist Church in Pleasant Hill with Dr. Brad Dixon officiating. Burial was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery under the direction of the Stanley & Son Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Lou Relda Carter
April 3, 1931 - Jan. 29, 2002 Lou Relda Carter, 70, Kansas City, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2002, at the home of her daughter. Ms. Carter was retired from North Kansas City Pro Bowl. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lorenzo D. and Edith M. Vansandt; and three brothers. Surviving are her children, Ed Hipple, Darlus Johnson, Regina Henson, Douglas Carter, Donna Carter and David Carter; two brothers; three sisters; 13 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, 2002, at Charter Funeral Home, 77 NE 72nd St., Gladstone.

Mary Esther Catron
Dec. 19, 1905 - Jan. 31, 2002 Mary Esther Catron, 96, Ad-rian, died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2002, at Adrian Manor, Adrian. She was born Dec. 19, 1905, in Burdette, the daughter of William and Ida Elizabeth (Long) Dal-getty. Mrs. Catron graduated from Adrian High School in 1925. She began working as a beautician when she was a senior in high school. At that time beauticians had to be apprenticed for one year before becoming operators. She took her apprenticeship from Lila Wilhite. Later, she married Troy Catron and moved to Kansas and passed a test for her Kansas license. After four years they returned to Adrian. In 1931, she opened the Dar-lene’s Beauty Shop. In 1951, she and her husband bought the building on Main Street in Adrian and she added a line of gift items. Mrs. Catron was a member of the First Baptist Church of Adrian where she taught children’s Sunday school for 74 years. She is survived by two sisters, Helen Clark and Zoe Rexroad. Casketbearers were Mike Lem-on, Mark Lemon, Jerry Cook, Morris Lemon, Brock Neil and Bill Neil. Services were Saturday, Feb. 2, 2002, at the First Baptist Church, Adrian, with the Rev. Ben-jamin Chapman officiating. Warren Dizney and Raelynne Kershner provided the music. Burial was in the Crescent Hill Cemetery under the direction of the Atkinson Funeral Home, Adrian.

Ellen G. Enloe
July 24, 1914 - Feb. 3, 2002 Ellen G. Enloe, 87, Harri-son-ville, died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2002, at her home. She was born July 24, 1914, in Pratt, Kan., the daughter of Sam and Kate (Studdard) Kittrell. In the early 1940s, she married Ernest T. Enloe in Las Vegas. Mrs. Enloe had been a high school teacher and had taught in Cherryvale, Kan., and Burden, Kan. She was of the Presbyterian faith. Preceding her in death were her parents; and her husband, Ern-est T. Enloe, on Sept. 26, 1978. Surviving are her son, Jim Enloe, Pleasant Hill; a brother, Raymond Kittrell, Arkansas City, Kan.; and a sister, Bernita Roller, Bartlesville, Okla. Graveside services were Fri-day, Feb. 8, 2002, at Mt. Olive Cem-etery, Pittsburg, Kan., with the Rev. Robert Bardeen officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of the Stanley & Son Fu-neral Home.

Boyd H. Erickson Boyd H. Erickson, 59, Pe-cu-liar, died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2002, at his home. Visitation will be today, Feb. 8, 2002, at the Atkinson Chapel, Harri-sonville. Services will be at 10 a.m. Satur-day, Feb. 9, at the Atkinson Chapel. Burial will be in Scott Ceme-tery, Amsterdam, under the direction of the Atkinson Funeral Home, Harrison-ville. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hope Haven or to the charity of choice. A complete obituary will be published in next week’s Demo-crat-Mis-sourian.

Doris Marie Fellers
Jan. 30, 2002 Doris Marie Fellers, 71, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2002, at Middle Tennessee Medical center. Mrs. Fellers lived in the Kansas City area most of her life until she retired in 1995 and moved to Murfreesboro, Tenn. She had been employed by the government and had worked for the Defense Finance and Ac-counting Center in Kansas City. Mrs. Fellers was active in ministry and church work and started and led the Cass-Midway Youth for Christ Club. She received certification for ministry from Rhe-ma Bible College. She had been attending and was an active member of the House of Prayer and Praise in Murfreesboro. Preceding her in death were her parents, Attrell and Gertrude Gragg; and a son, Bobby Fellers. Surviving are a daughter, San-dra S. Campbell, and a son, Ken-ny Fellers, both of Kansas City; a son Jeff Fellers, Mur-frees-boro, Tenn.; a sister, Dorothy Rob-er-tson, Bolivar; two brothers, Rob-ert Gragg and Richard Gragg, Princeton, Kan.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services were Monday, Feb. 4, at Park Lawn Funeral Home, Kansas City. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Arthur D. Gilmore
July 26, 1957 - Feb. 2, 2002 Arthur Dean Gilmore, 44, Lee’s Summit, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2002, at St. Luke’s Hos-pital. He was born July 26, 1957, in Kansas City, the son of Howard W. and Alberta Gilmore, Harri-son-ville. Mr. Gilmore was a plumber through the Plumber’s Union Local 8. He was a member of the New Beginnings Church of the Nazarene in Lee’s Summit. Preceding him in death were his father, Howard Gilmore, and a sister, Beverly. Surviving are a daughter, Ra-chel Irvin, Independence; two sons, Adam Gilmore, Lee’s Sum-mit, and Matthew Gilmore, Glad-stone; his mother, Alberta Gil-more, Harrisonville; two brothers, Wayne Gilmore, Harrisonville, and Roger Gilmore, Kansas City; two sisters, Mary Redell, and Betty Rivas, both of Blue Springs; and his former wife and friend, Donna McCoy, Independence; and seven grandchildren. Services were Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2002, at Park Lawn Chap-el, Kansas City. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of the Park Lawn Funeral Home.

Maxine June Hibbs
Sept. 9, 1921 - Jan. 28, 2002 Maxine June Hibbs, 80, Ches-ter-field, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2002, at Chesterfield. She was born Sept. 9, 1921, in Kansas City, the daughter of Mur-ray M. and Merle (Sloan) Dun-ham. On July 7, 1951, she married Ralph Kenneth Hibbs at the Broadway United Methodist Church, Kansas City. Mrs. Hibbs attended grade school in Raytown and was a graduate of Rich Hill High School, Rich Hill. She was a graduate of Kansas City Business College. She had been employed at Southwestern Bell as a telephone operator through the 1940s and Illinois Bell during the early 1950s. Mrs. Hibbs and her husband were partners in Kelly-Hibbs Buick, a car dealership in the Boston suburb of Worcester, Mass, from 1959 until 1967. She was a member of the Rich Hill Christian Church and served in many volunteer roles, including various church circles and the American Diabetes and Heart Association. Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Ralph H. Hibbs, on March 9, 1998. Pallbearers were her nieces and nephews. Services were Friday, Feb. 1, 2002, at the Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City, with the Rev. Sally DeMasters officiating. Burial was in the Grant Cemetery near Creighton under the direction of the Dickey Fu-neral Home, Garden City.

Joshua Aaron Leach
July 26, 1985 - Jan. 30, 2002 Joshua Aaron Leach, 17, Ad-ri-an, died Jan. 30, 2002, at his home. He was born July 26, 1985, in Fort Scott, Kan., the son of Richard and Lori (Payne) Leach. Mr. Leach had lived in Pres-cott, Kan., and Pleasanton, Kan., before moving to rural Adrian. He played football and was a junior at Miami High School. Survivors include his father, Richard Leach, of the home; his mother and stepfather, Lori and Douglas Edward Frazier, Joplin; a brother, Jeremy Leach, of the home; two half brothers, Douglas M. Frazier and Dylan C. Frazier, both of Joplin; paternal grandmother, Pat Leach, Harrisonville; maternal grandparents, Donald and Lois Payne, Pleasanton, Kan.; and his maternal great-grandmother, Rebecca Weller, Pleas-anton, Kan. Pallbearers were John R. Leach, Aric Leach, Sam Morlan, Josh Morlan, Bob Dennis, Danny Spears and Jonathan Leach. Services were Saturday, Feb. 2, 2002, at the Nazarene Church in Pleasanton, Kan., with Pastor Tom Long and the Rev. Roy Dare officiating. Burial was in the Pleasanton Cem-etery, Pleasanton, under the direction of the Atkinson Funeral Home, Harrisonville

Chris Dwayne Moles
Dec. 19, 1960 - Jan. 31, 2002 Chris Dwayne Moles, 41, Harrisonville, died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2002, at his home. He was born Dec. 19, 1960, in Harrisonville, the son of Larry and Joyce (Spurgeon) Moles. On Aug. 11, 1995, he married Glenda Guthrie. Mr. Moles grew up in Garden City and graduated from Sherwood High School in 1979. He was a lifelong Cass County resident. He had served as a Boy Scout Leader. He was of the Baptist faith. He was a fabrication engineer for M-C Fabrication in Olathe, Kan. Surviving are his wife, Glenda Moles, two sons, Kyle Lee Moles and Daniel Ray Moles, all of the home; his parents, Larry and Joyce Moles, Garden City; two sisters, Karen Bryant and Kim Jones, both of Harrisonville. Honorary pallbearers were Daymond Moles, Keith Moles and Greg Guthrie. Pallbearers were Clint Moles, Shawn Bryant, Brad Jones, Randy Miller, Dave Gibson, Rusty Moles and Don Beckerdite. Services were Sunday, Feb. 3, 2002, at the Atkinson Chapel with the Rev. Ernie Cecil of the Antioch Southern Baptist Church, Harrisonville, officiating. LeeAnn McKee was the soloist and Debbie Walker was the pianist. Burial was in the Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian, under the direction of the Atkinson Funeral Home, Harrisonville. Memorial contributions may be made to the Moles Education Fund.

Mary Jane Penrose
Sept. 18, 1923 - Jan. 29, 2002 Mary Jane Penrose, 78, Pe-cu-liar, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2002, at Research Belton Hospital, Bel-ton. She was born Sept. 18, 1923, in Kansas City, the daughter of Perry Marshall and Mildred Lil-lian (Morris) Sanders. Mrs. Penrose was a lifelong resident of Peculiar. She was an antique dealer and a member of the First Baptist Church, Peculiar. Preceding her in death were her father, Perry Marshall Sand-ers; and her husband, Rex Pen-rose, on Feb. 12, 1995. Surviving are a son, Rex Pen-rose, a daughter, Connie Branic, her mother, Mildred Sanders, two brothers, Perry Sanders and Larry Sanders and a sister, Bernice Sterling, all of Peculiar; seven grand-children; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandsons. Pallbearers were Rick Eason, Jim Daber, Cole Stine and Justin Cherry. Graveside services and burial were Friday, Feb. 1, 2002, at Wills Cemetery, Peculiar, with Dr. Jack Inman, Harrisonville, officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of the Atkinson Funeral Home, Harrisonville.

Darryl W. Perkins
Jan. 9, 1962 - Jan. 25, 2002 Darryl Wayne Perkins, 40, Harrisonville, died Friday, Jan. 25, 2002, in Harrisonville. He was born Jan. 9, 1962, in Independence, the son of Harold and Gladys (Dailey) Perkins. Mr. Perkins Grew up in El Dorado Springs, and was a 1980 graduate of El Dorado Springs High School. On Dec. 19, 1981, he married Sarah Elizabeth Moler. Mr. Perkins owned and operated Perkins Transmission in Harrisonville for the last nine years. Surviving are his wife, Sarah Perkins, and a daughter, Sarah Fae Perkins, both of the home; his parents, Harold and Gladys Perkins, El Dorado Springs; a brother, Harold Perkins Jr., El Dorado Springs; and a sister, Debra Richter, Fort Collins, Colo. Casketbearers were David Cox, Jason Ogle, Randy Richter, Bill Moler, Harold Perkins Jr. and Matthew Moler. Services were Friday, Feb. 1, 2002, at the Atkinson Chapel, Harrisonville, with the Rev. Charles Kaighan of the Grace Baptist Church, Harrisonville, officiating. Music was by Hannah Kaighan, Susanna Kaighan and Hannah Kaighan as vocalists and Elaine Kaighan, pianist, and Carla Hargis and Vonda Savage playing clarinets. Burial was in the Orient Cem-e-tery, Harrisonville, under the direction of the Atkinson Funeral Home, Harrisonville.

Thomas E. Roberts
April 28, 1930 - Feb. 1, 2002 Thomas "Tom" Edward Rob-erts, 71, Butler, died Friday, Feb. 1, 2002, at Willow Lane Nursing Center in Butler. He was born April 28, 1930, in Heppler, Kan., the son of Grover and Lillie (Shields) Roberts. Mr. Roberts started in the printing business at an early age, working for the Bates County Democrat. He later worked for the Midwest Envelope Company in Kansas City, and for Cass Coun-ty Publishing Company in Harrisonville, before health forced his retirement in 1987. Preceding him in death were his son, Barry Stephen Roberts; and grandchildren, Lyle Henry Herman Jr. and Misty Nickel. Surviving are four sons, Tom-my Roberts and Mike Roberts, Butler; Terry Roberts, Harri-son-ville, and Jimmy Roberts, Garden City; two daughters, Karen Cham-berlain, Archie, Vickie Her-man, Butler; his ex-wife, Evelyn Darlene Roberts, Butler; a brother, Bill Roberts, Galena, Kan.; a sister, Betty Roberts, Carthage; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Services were Monday, Feb. 4, 2002, at Steinbeck Funeral Home with Brother Bill Perkey officiating. Burial was in the Oak Hill Cemetery under the direction of the Underwood-Steinbeck Fu-ne-ral Home, Butler. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in his memory.

Helena M. Shughart
April 2, 1910 - Feb. 1, 2002 Helena M. Shughart, 91, Warsaw, formerly of Kansas City, died Friday, Feb. 1, 2002, at her home. She was born April 2, 1910, in Fort Dodge, Iowa, the daughter of Harry E. and Sarah (Stokes) Wilcox. Mrs. Shughart attended Robi-doux School in St. Joseph and col-lege at Camden Point Acad-e-my. She was in nurses training at General Hospital in Kansas City and later became supervisor at Lakeside Hospital. She did private duty nursing for physicians. On Feb. 21, 1931, she married Roy Edward Shughart. She was active in Quindaro Homes Association where she was editor of the Quindaro Homes newspaper, Bluebirds, March of Dimes, United Way and was a district director for the Red Cross. Preceding her in death were her parents; and her husband, Roy Shughart. Surviving are two daughters, Lovie Joy Henggeler, Stansberry, and Marilyn Oldfield, Hardy, Ark.; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Casketbearers were Steve Old-field, Joe Henggeler, Dan Heng-geler, Karl Henggeler, Henry Henggeler, Cletus Henggeler, Robert Oldfield and Tom Eads. Graveside services and burial were Monday, Feb. 4, 2002, at Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian, with the Rev. Bob Clyde of the Adrian United Methodist Church officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of the Atkinson Funeral Home, Adrian.

Violet P. Spears
Jan. 1, 1910 - Jan. 30, 2002 Violet Pauline Spears, 92, Harrisonville, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2002, at Crown Care Cen-ter, Harrisonville. She was born Jan. 1, 1910, in Glencoe, Okla., the daughter of Everett T. and Viola Louise (Hag-gard) Hilsabeck. On Aug. 23, 1963, she married Elwin V. Spears in Douglas Coun-ty, Nev. Mrs. Spears and her husband owned and operated a Western Auto Store in Crane. While living in Crane she attended the Baptist Church, was a member of the Or-der of the Eastern Star, was on the library board and volunteered at the senior complex. She had lived in Kansas City, California and Crane before moving to Harrisonville. Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Elwin V. Spears; and a sister, Mary Geneva Lunceford. Graveside services and burial were Saturday, Feb. 2, 2002, in the Sharon Cemetery near Drexel with the Rev. Gil Brown officiating. Sherrie Roberson was the soloist. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Cross-roads Hospice in Kansas City. Arrangements were under the direction of the Dickey Funeral Home in Harrisonville.

Roxie E. Arnold
March 9, 1902 - May 8, 2002 Roxie E. Arnold, 100, Harrisonville, died May 8, 2002, at Golden Years, Harrisonville. She was born March 9, 1902, in Clinton. Mrs. Arnold had been employed as a seamstress for Kansas City Boys Wear. Preceding her in death were her husband, Robert J. Arnold, Dec. 9, 1965. Surviving are two sons, John H. Arnold, Shawnee, Kan., and Robert D. Arnold, Clinton; a daughter, Rose Adams, Harrisonville; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Graveside services and burial were May 11 at Forest Hill Cemetery under the direction of the Muehlebach Funeral Home.

K. Lloyd Berryman
Aug. 16, 1933 - May 17, 2002 Kenneth Lloyd Berryman, 68, Harrisonville, died May 17, 2002, at Research Medical Center, Kansas City. He was born Aug. 16, 1933, near Cross Timbers, the son of James Henry and Velma O. (Raymer) Berryman. On April 11, 1953, he married Jeanne Bernadette Riley in Kansas City. Mr. Berryman had been employed as a truck driver for Wilcox Trucking Company, Springfield, until his retirement. Earlier he had been employed as a tool and die designer for Bendix Corp., Kansas City. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Harrisonville. Preceding him in death were his parents; a brother, James Berryman; and a sister, Hazel Helms. Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Bernadette Berryman, of the home; five children, Gloria Phillips, Harrisonville, Karen Caldwell, Aurora, Ken Berryman Jr., Holden, Jim Berryman, Piedmont, Okla., and Susan Amberson, Independence; three brothers, Warren Berryman, Kansas City, Raymer Berryman, Hermitage, and Jerry Berryman, Warsaw; 15 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Dustin Berryman, Jake Berryman, Kenny L. Berryman III, Tim Berryman, Zebulynn Berryman, Joshua Lawson and Randy Phillips. The funeral mass was May 20 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church with the Rev. Bradley S. Offutt officiating. Soloists were Donna Overcast, Cindy Dunham and Christina Dickey. Burial was in the Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville, under the direction of the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville. The family suggests memorial contributions to the church building fund.

James L. Colclasure
Nov. 24, 1917 - May 14, 2002 James Lawrence Colclasure Sr., 85, died May 14, 2002, at the VA Hospital in Kansas City. He was born Nov. 24, 1917, in Coffeyville, Kan., the son of Arthur R. and Etta M. (Hill) Colclasure. In 1971, he married Gretta Louise Newport-Maude. Mr. Colclasure moved to Kansas City in 1925 and graduated from Argentine High School in 1935. He served in the United States Army Air Corps and was discharged on May 14, 1946. He had lived in Kansas City, Independence, Adrian; and Mound City, Kan., since 1992. Mr. Colclasure had been employed as a color photo technician at Roland Jeanerette for 25 years. He served on the executive board of the Silver Haired Legislature, District III AAA of Missouri and as voluntary long-term care resident ombudsmen for nursing homes. He was active in the senior centers in Butler and Mound City; and was a member of the VFW for 30 years. He attended the First Baptist Church of Mound City. He attended several old fiddlers conventions as a member of the Marmaton Valley Chapter. Preceding him in death were his parents; a stepson, Fred Maude; and a grandson, Chris Orpin. Surviving are his wife of the home, Gretta Colclasure; four children, Gloria Hickerson, Sylvia Hartsoe, Larry Colclasure and Pat Pesci; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Dennis Ammerman, Jason Wysong, Lee Ferris, Rick Colclasure, Gary Newport, Todd Newport, Ed Newport, David Morgan, Dewayne Babylon, Brad Hartsoe and David Colclasure. Services were May 17 at the Atkinson Chapel with the Rev. Joe Perkins officiating. Music was provided by Larry Colclasure and Sylvia Hartsoe. Burial was in the Higginsville City Cemetery, Higginsville, under the direction of the Atkinson Chapel, Adrian.

Rose C. Cook
Jan. 11, 1912 - May 19, 2002 Rose Carroll Cook, 90, Harrisonville, died May 19, 2002, at Cass Medical Center, Harrisonville. She was born Jan. 11, 1912, in Bland (Gasconade County). In August 1942, she married Robert H. Cook in Lee’s Summit. Mrs. Cook moved with her family to Raytown in 1918 and resided in the area for the 83 years. She received her degrees in education from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, formerly the University of Kansas City. Her 42 years of teaching spanned the one-room schoolhouse, where she taught all eight grades for 11 years, to the Raytown Public School system where she taught elementary school and substituted in junior high and high school from 1952 to 1980. Mrs. Cook was a member of the Missouri and Raytown Retired Teachers’ associations, as well as the UMKC Alumni Association. Preceding her in death were her parents; and her husband, Robert Cook, in March 1983. Surviving are a son, Walter L. Cook of the Raytown area; a daughter, Rose Mary Smith, Colorado Springs, Colo; two sisters, Marie L. Turner, Overland Park, Kan., and Joan N. Brunsvold, Oskaloosa, Kan.; a brother, Raymond C. Carroll, Warrensburg; many grandchildren and many great- and great-great-grandchildren. Services were May 23 at the D.W. Newcomer’s Sons Floral Hills Chapel, Kansas City.

William H. Ferkenhoff
Oct. 10, 1935 - May 14, 2002 William “Bill” Henry Ferkenhoff, 66, Peculiar, died May 14, 2002, at his home. He was born Oct. 10, 1935, in Kansas City, the son of William T. and Marion H. (Wynne) Ferkenhoff. Mr. Ferkenhoff was a technical adviser at the time of his retirement from Sears Logistic Services on June 30, 1993. He also had served on the board of directors and was president of the Sears Credit Union for several years. He had been with Sears for more than 40 years. Preceding him in death were his parents; and a granddaughter, Jessica Marie Jackson. Surviving are his wife of almost 50 years, Brigetta Ferkenhoff, of the home; two children, Pamela Ann Jackson, Peculiar, and William T. “Ted” Ferkenhoff, Missouri City, Texas; a sister, Marion Jean Kelly, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.; and two grandchildren. Pallbearers were Kevin Green, Steve Myers, Trent Myers, Michael O’Brien, Patrick O’Brien and Tim O’Brien. Services were May 17 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Harrisonville, with the Rev. Bradley Offutt officiating. Ron Strong was the vocalist and Cindy Dunham was the organist. Burial was in the Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville, under the direction of the Atkinson Funeral Home, Harrisonville.

Michele C. Galloway
Dec. 16, 1969 - May 16, 2002 Michele Christine Galloway, 32, Kansas City, died May 16, 2002, at St. Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City. She was born Dec. 16, 1969, in Savannah, Ga., the daughter of Jim and Linda Pope. Surviving are her husband, Sean Galloway, a daughter, Peyton Galloway, her parents, Jim and Linda Pope and a sister, Jennifer Pope, all of Kansas City; her paternal grandmother, Earline Pope, Lathrop; her maternal grandmother, Betty Iraschko, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; and her father and mother-in-law, Sherman and Betty Galloway, Peculiar. Services were May 20 at Mt. Moriah Terrace Park Funeral Home with burial at Mt. Moriah Terrace Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in the name of Peyton Galloway for her future education.
Katy Page Gough Katy Page Gough, 95, Garden City, died May 20, 2002, at Golden Years in Harrisonville. Funeral services were May 23 at the Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City. Burial was in the Grant Cemetery, Creighton, under the direction of the Dickey Funeral Home. The family suggests memorial contributions to Friendship Meals in Garden City. A complete obituary will be published in next week’s Democrat-Missourian.
Genevieve E. Hanson
Jan. 26, 2002 - May 20, 2002 Genevieve “Eve” Elizabeth Hanson, 3-month-old daughter of Shane and Jennifer M. (Albright) Hanson died May 20, 2002, at Cass Medical Center, Harrisonville. She was born Jan. 26, 2002, in Kansas City. Surviving are her parents and a brother, Samuel Hanson, all of the home; Her paternal grandparents, Stephen and Shirley Hanson, Harrisonville; her paternal great-grandmother, Elizabeth Burns, Overland Park, Kan., her maternal grandmother and stepgrandfather, Vicki and Charles Sisson, Harrisonville, her maternal grandfather and stepgrandmother, David and Jane Albright, Kansas City; her maternal great-grandfather, Conrad VanCamp, Harrisonville; and maternal great-grandparents, Wayne and Mildred Albright, Raytown. A memorial visitation was May 22 at the Atkinson Chapel. Cremation. Arrangement were under the direction of the Atkinson Funeral Home, Harrisonville.

Gregory S. Hill
Feb. 15, 1960 - May 12, 2002 Gregory S. Hill, 42, Olathe, Kan., died May 12, 2002, in an automobile accident in Topeka, Kan. He was born Feb. 15, 1960, in Overland Park, the son of Jack and Alice Hill. Mr. Hill was a Farmer’s Insurance agent and owner of Hill Insurance Company. Prior to being an agent, Hill practiced law in both Kansas and Missouri. Surviving are his wife, Kathy Hill; four children, Kaitlyn, Shawn, Maggie and Jack Hill; his parents, Jack and Alice Hill; two sisters, Kathy Tarbutton, and Suzy Carter; and a brother, Kevin Hill. The funeral mass was Monday, May 20, at the Prince of Peace Catholic Church of Olathe. Burial was in the Resurrection Cemetery of Lenexa, Kan., under the direction of Memorial Chapel of Olathe. Memorial contributions may be made to the Gregory S. Hill Memorial Funds at the First National Bank of Olathe, 444 E. Santa Fe, Olathe, KS 66061 or at Commerce Bank & Trust, 3035 S.W. Topeka Blvd., Topeka, KS 6611. The memorials will be used as a trust fund for his children.

John J. Masoner
July 5, 1930 - May 13, 2002 John Junior Masoner, 71, Creighton, died May 13, 2002, at his home. He was born July 5, 1930, at Freeman, the son of John B. and Alice Fay (Prettyman) Masoner. On Sept. 15, 1968, he married Frances Audrey Sieker in Creighton. Mr. Masoner and his wife owned and operated Masoner’s United Super Grocery Store in Garden City from 1962 until 1997. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Creighton and the American Legion Post 498, Garden City. He attended the First Baptist Church in Garden City. He was a lifetime resident of Cass County. Mr. Masoner was an Army veteran of the Korean War. Preceding him in death were his parents; two brothers, William Masoner and Elmer Masoner; and four sisters, Edna Coleman, Ruth Shineman, Sue Heard and Helen Masoner. Surviving are his wife, Frances Audrey Masoner, of the home; a daughter, Audrey Faye Bateman, Independence; and a brother, Paul Masoner, Weableau. Honorary pallbearers were Bill Dickey, Johnny Pulliam, Richard Riffle, Luke Scavuzzo, John D. Schrock, Bob Schumacher, Daryl Sloan and Jim Welborn. Pallbearers were Evan Bateman, Sam Fuller, Brad Jones, Jim Kenagy, Jerry McCulloh, Steve Riffle, Jim Sieker and Michael Smith. Services were May 17 at the First Baptist Church, Garden City, with The Rev. George Quillen officiating. Calvin Yoder and Gwen Meeks were the soloists and Helen Kenney was the pianist. Burial was in the Garden City Cemetery under the direction of the Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City, with military honors under the auspices of the Harrisonville Honor Guard. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Garden City Cemetery or the American Legion Post 498, Garden City.

Edward L. Powers
Jan. 29, 1918 - May 19, 2002 Edward Lee Powers, 84, Harrisonville, died May 19, 2002, at Research Medical Center, Kansas City. He was born Jan. 29, 1918, in Springfield, Ill., the son of William A. and Edith (Hurst) Powers. On May 27, 1976, he married Lucille Worel in Harrisonville. Mr. Powers retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1962. He was a cook and technical sergeant and served his country during World War II and the Korean War. He lived in Kansas City several years before moving to Cass County. He was baptized at the Baptist Church in Springfield, Ill. He was a member of the American Legion. Surviving are his wife, Lucille Powers, of the home; a daughter, Carol Stafford, Harrisonville; and a grandson. Pallbearers were Blake Mills, Von Stafford, David Chilson, Terry Smith, Steven Shipley and Terry Hoenshell. Services were May 22 at the Atkinson Chapel with the Rev. Andy Smart officiating. Burial was in the Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville, under the direction of the Atkinson Funeral Home, Harrisonville.

Eugene F. Tierney
July 21, 1929 - May 20, 2002 Eugene Frances Tierney, 72, Pleasant Hill, died Monday, May 20, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Kansas City. He was born July 21, 1929, in Kansas City, the son of Richard John Sr. and Catherine Joyce Tierney. Mr. Tierney graduated from Sacred Heart Elementary, Lillis High School in 1947 and attended Rockhurst College. He served in the U.S. Army’s 5th AAA Battalion from 1951 through 1953. On Feb. 18, 1956, he married Lucille Batman. Mr. Tierney was active in farming for nearly 45 years and owned and operated a grain elevator in Grain Valley. Later he farmed near Harrisonville. He was a member of VFW Post 4409 and Stanley Pack Post 0499 of the American Legion. He was also a Fourth Degree Member of the Knights of Columbus Fr. Puetz Council 6550 in Harrisonville. Preceding him in death were his parents; and a brother, Richard Tierney Jr. Surviving are his wife, Lucille Tierney, Pleasant Hill; three sons, John, Daniel and Christopher; three daughters, Jane Pohlod, Ann Kirk and Susan Barr; a brother, James E. Tierney; three sisters, Marie Winkler, Patricia Gregg and Kathleen Tierney; and two grandchildren. The funeral mass was May 24 at the Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Lee’s Summit. Burial was in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery under the direction of the Langsford Funeral Home, Lee’s Summit. Memorial contributions may be made to the Eugene F. Tierney Endowment Trust Fund for Catholic Education.

John T. White
March 18, 1931 - May 14, 2002 John Thomas White, 71, Harrisonville, died May 14, 2002, at Cass Medical Center, Harrisonville. He was born March 18, 1931, in West Monroe, La., the son of Jim and Elizabeth Maye (Frazier) White. Mr. White had lived in West Monroe and Amarilla, Texas, before moving to Harrisonville in 1968. In 1956, he married Anna Martha Herrman in Lawton, Okla. He was a Korean War Army veteran. He had worked for Consolidated Freightways for 30 years, retiring in 1998. He was a former member of Local 41 of the Teamsters. Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, Anna White, Nov. 12, 1992; and four brothers, Melvin, Herman, Thelbert, J.B. Surviving are two sons, Johnnie White and Tommy White, both of Harrisonville; four brothers, Ray White, Vicksburg, Miss., Henry White, Huntsville, Ark., Benny White, Bosco, La., and Wayne White, Junction City, Kan.; and a sister, Lillian Cochrell, Bastrop, La. Cremation. Services were May 20 at the Atkinson Chapel with the Rev. Henry Green officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of the Atkinson Funeral Home, Harrisonville.


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