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HARRY F. ALLEN JR. 
Harry F. Allen Jr., 84, Kansas City, MO, passed away Monday, February 14, 2000, at the home. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, February 18, 2000, at George C. Carson & Sons Independence Chapel; burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. Visitation will be 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday at the chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to North Care Hospice, 6501 E. Commerce, Kansas City, MO 64120. (Arrangements: George C. Carson & Sons Independence Chapel) 

ROSENDO GARCIA AMOR JR. 
Rosendo Garcia Amor, Jr., 67, Blue Springs, MO, passed away Saturday, February 12, 2000, at his home. Mass service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, February 17, at St. John La Lande Church, 805 NW RD Mize Road, Blue Springs, MO; burial in Swan Lake Memorial Gardens, Grain Valley, MO. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, February 16, at the Chapel of Memories, Grain Valley, MO. (Arrangements: Chapel of Memories, 816-847-5972) 

CLIFFORD W. ANDERSON 
Clifford W. Anderson, 70, Blue Springs, MO, died February 11, 2000, at his home. Memorial services will be 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 16, at George C. Carson & Sons Independence Chapel. Visitation will be one hour prior to services on Wednesday at the chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. Mr. Anderson was born June 1, 1929, in Kansas City, MO. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was retired President of Independence Savings & Loan and former Chairman of the Board of the Financial Information Trust in Des Moines, IA. He is survived by his wife, Doris Anderson; two daughters and their husbands, Whitney & Harvey Sommers and Linda & Leon Shelton; son, Paul Anderson; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a sister and her husband, Barbara & Bob Berg, Horseshoe Bay, TX; two nieces, Terri Berg Smith and her husband, Brian Smith and their children of Denver, CO; and Robin Berg of Washington, D.C.; and a nephew, Greg and his wife, Sandi Anderson and their children of Pleasant Hill, MO. Cliff will be lovingly remembered for his zest for life and will be sadly missed. 

MARY L. BOWERS ANDERSON 
Mary L. Bowers Anderson, 82, Olathe, KS, passed away February 13, 2000, at Villa St. Francis. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 16, at Charter Funerals/Kansas Chapel, 10250 W. 63rd St., Merriam, KS; burial in Star Valley Cemetery, La Cygne, KS. Friends may call 10-11 a.m. Wednesday at the chapel. Contributions in her name may be made to Monticello United Methodist Church, 23860 W. 75th St., Shawnee, KS 66227. Mrs. Anderson was born November 2, 1917, in Kansas City, KS. She was baptized at Mission Creek Baptist Church in 1951 by Rev. Wilbur Noble. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Charles Everett Bowers Sr., in 1950; and her second husband, Fred E. Anderson. She is survived by one sister, Bessie Stojkovich, Kansas City, KS; children, Charles Everett Bowers Jr., Lenexa, KS, Mary L. Kane, Shawnee, KS, George R. Adams, Olathe, KS, Virginia L. Yoke, Hutchinson, KS, Cathy Anderson and Gerald Anderson; 11 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. (Arrangements: Charter Funerals, (816) 921-5555) 

GEORGIA B. ASHENFELTER 
Georgia B. Ashenfelter, 82, Lawson, MO, passed away Saturday, February 12, 2000. Services will be at a later date. (Arrangements: Charter Funerals, 816- 921-5555) 

DOUGLAS H. BANKS
Mr. Douglas H. Banks, 78, Kansas City, MO, passed away Saturday, February 12, 2000, at his home. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, February 18, at St. Stephen Baptist Church, 1414 Truman Rd., Kansas City, MO, with Rev. Eric D. Belt officiating; burial in Forest Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, MO. Visitation will be 9-11 a.m. Friday at the church. (Arrangements: Lawrence A. Jones & Sons Linwood Chapel) 

HELEN B. BARRETT 
Helen "Bea" Barrett, 87, of Parsons, KS, (formerly of Osawatomie, KS) passed away Saturday, February 12, 2000, at Elm Haven Nursing Home, Parsons, KS. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 16, at the Osawatomie Cemetery, Osawatomie, KS. She will lie in state from 9-10 a.m. Wednesday morning at the Eddy- Birchard Funeral Home, Osawatomie, KS. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church of Osawatomie, KS. (Arrangements: Eddy-Birchard Funeral Home, Osawatomie, KS) 

MAUD E. BRADSHAW 
Maud E. Bradshaw, 92, Kansas City, MO, passed away Friday, February 11, 2000, at Baptist Medical Center. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, February 17, at Park Lawn Funeral Home; burial in Memorial Park Cemetery, Kansas City, MO. Friends may call 10-11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. (Arrangements: Park Lawn Funeral Home) 

MARGARET LENORE BREEDEN 
Margaret Lenore Breeden, 84, Kansas City, MO, passed away Monday, February 14, 2000, at Bridgewood Nursing Home. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, February 17, at Park Lawn Chapel; burial in Calvary Cemetery, Kansas City, MO. Friends may call 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. (Arrangements: Park Lawn Funeral Home) 

RICHARD BROWN 
Richard Brown, 83, of Kansas City, KS, passed away Saturday, February 12, 2000, at the home. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 19, at the Lawrence A. Jones and Sons Funeral Chapel; burial in Highland Park Cemetery. Friends may call 9-11 a.m. Saturday, February 19, at the chapel prior to the service. (Arrangements: Lawrence A. Jones & Sons Chapel, Kansas City, KS, 913-371-2823) 

ELSIE A. BRUNE 
Elsie A. Brune, 89, Lee's Summit, MO, passed away February 14, 2000, at Lee's Summit Hospital. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 16, at Newcomer's Noland Road Chapel; burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Independence, MO. Visitation will be 1-2 p.m. Wednesday at the chapel. Family requests contributions to St. Luke's United Church of Christ, Independence, MO. (Arrange- ments: D.W. Newcomer's Sons Noland Road Chapel) 

BARBARA M. BUENING 
Barbara M. Buening, 78, Kansas City, KS, passed away Monday, February 14, 2000, at her home. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Thursday, February 17, 2000, at the Cathedral of St. Peter; burial in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at Joseph A. Butler & Son Funeral Home, 19th & Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, KS, where the rosary will be said at 5:30 p.m. The family suggests memorials to Sisters, Servants of Mary, 800 N. 18th St., Kansas City, KS 66102, or North Kansas City Hospice, 2701 Rock Creek Pkwy., #200, Kansas City, MO 66117. Mrs. Buening was born in Kansas City, KS, and was a lifelong resident. She was a Navy veteran of WWII. She was very active in St. Peter's parish, serving as president of its Altar Society and the Parent Teacher Council. She leaves her husband, Vincent "Gene" Buening, of the home; son, Mark Buening, Upland, CA; three daughters, Paula McGlone, Kansas City, KS, Donna Williams, Kansas City, KS, and Joyce Daneke, Topeka, KS; sister, Irene Buening, Upland, CA; eight grandchildren; and four great- grandchildren. (Arrangements: Joseph A. Butler & Son, 913-371-7000) 

LOLA JANE BUTLER 
Lola Jane Butler, 68, Gladstone, MO, passed away Sunday, February 13, 2000. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 15, at Charter Funerals/Northland Chapel, 77 N.E. 72nd Street, Gladstone, MO; burial in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Gladstone. Visitation will be 10-11 a.m. Tuesday prior to services at the chapel. She was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Hicks. Survivors include daughters, Cathy Kimbrough and Lynna McManus; brother, John Hicks; sisters, Betty Smith, Frances Ryan and Mabel Gaines; grandchildren, Shannon, Collin and Meghan McManus and Sara and Matthew Kimbrough. (Arrangements: Charter Funerals, (816) 921-5555) 

DUANE R. BYROM 
Duane R. Byrom, 78, Overland Park, KS, passed away Sunday, February 13, 2000, at his home. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 16, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1700 Westport Rd., Kansas City, MO, 64111. Burial in Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Kansas City, MO. Friends may visit from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday at the church prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Immanuel Lutheran Church Endowment Fund or Kansas City Hospice, 12006 W. 87th St. Parkway, Lenexa, KS, 66215. Duane was born May 29, 1921, in Rock Port, MO. He married Dorothy Johnson on November 4, 1945 in Kansas City, MO. Duane served in the Army in WW II for three and a half years in the South Pacific. He is a 1949 graduate of Kansas State University with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. For 17 years he was facilities manager for Vendo Company, then he worked for Allied Signal (Bendix) until retirement in 1988. One of Duane's most enjoyable activities was coaching his sons in YMCA Basketball and Johnson County 3 & 2 Baseball. Among his other hobbies was hunting and fishing. After retirement, Duane throughly enjoyed playing in Overland Park's Senior Golf League and Senior Bridge Activities. He was preceded in death by his beloved daughter, Nancy I. Hoiting in 1999. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy of the home; three sons, Larry Byrom and his wife, Gay of Liberty, MO; Dean Byrom and his wife, Beth of Lenexa, KS, Kent Byrom and wife, Phyllis of Charlotte, NC; son-in-law, Tim Hoiting of Overland Park, KS; a sister, Dorothy Douglas of Parkville, MO; ten grandchildren; two step grandchildren; nieces, nephews, and many cousins. (Arrange- ments: D.W. Newcomer's Sons Johnson County Chapel) 

JAMES MICHAEL CADLE SR. 
James Michael Cadle Sr., 91, Grain Valley, MO, passed away Sunday, February 13, 2000, at the Medical Center of Independence. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, February 15, at Webb-Freer Funeral Home, Blue Springs, MO, where a Masonic Service will be at 7 p.m. Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church of Blue Springs, with the Rev. Jerry Craig officiating; burial in Blue Springs Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the church or the 2000 Jubilee. (Arrangements: Webb- Freer Funeral Home, Blue Springs, MO) 

JERRY LEE CASSADAY 
Jerry Lee Cassaday, 39, Sparks, NV (formerly of Raymore, MO), passed away Friday, February 11, 2000, at the home of friends in Odessa, MO. Funeral services will be 4 p.m. Tuesday, February 15, at St. Paul United Methodist Church, Raymore, MO. Cremation to follow funeral service. Friends may call 2-4 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Children's Mercy Hospital Counseling Center . Jerry was born October 6, 1960, in Kansas City, MO. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police and a past member of the Cass County Junior Athletic Association having served as a football coach. He had been a police officer for the Marshall (MO) Police Department and the Cass County Sheriff's Department and most recently he was a Gaming Supervisor for Harrah's Casino's in Sparks, NV. He is survived by his wife, Barbara, Raymore, MO; three sons, Jeremy and his wife, Cristyl Cassaday, Pleasant Hill, MO, Matthew Cassaday and James R. Cassaday II, both of Raymore, MO; his parents, James R. and Charlene Cassaday, Donna, TX; three brothers and their wives, Roger and Cyndy Cassaday, Orange, TX, J. Michael and Peggy Cassaday, Lee's Summit, MO, and Steve and Tonia Cassaday, Elizabeth City, NC; 11 nieces and seven nephews. (Arrangements: Snow- Kolkmeyer Funeral Home, Wellington, MO) 

DWIGHT A. COOPER 
Dwight A. Cooper, 43, of Kansas City, MO, died on February 14, 2000, at North Kansas City Hospital, North Kansas City, MO. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 16, at the D.W. Newcomer's Sons White Chapel Funeral Home; burial in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Gladstone, MO. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, February 15, at D.W. Newcomer's Sons White Chapel, Gladstone, MO. Mr. Cooper was born in Kansas City, MO, and was a self-employed painter. He is survived by his son, Joshua Cooper of Kansas City, MO, and his mother, Marjorie L. Rose of Walsh, CO. (Arrange- ments: D.W. Newcomer's Sons White Chapel, 6600 N. Antioch Rd., Gladstone, MO 64119) 

R. WAYNE CROWLEY R. 
Wayne Crowley, 71, Lawson, MO, passed away Sunday, February 13, 2000, at his home. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 16, at Bailey Funeral Home, Polo, MO. Cremation. Visitation will be 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. (Arrangements: Bailey Funeral Home, Polo, MO) 

EMILY LORENA DeCLEMENTS 
Rena DeClements, 84, Overland Park, KS, died peacefully early Saturday morning, February 12, 2000, in the home of her granddaughter, Carol Macias, in Overland Park, She died from lung cancer, as did her son, Wellington "Will" DeClements, one year ago. She was formerly a resident of Oak Grove, MO. Rena was born December 17, 1915, in Lexington, TN. She will go back home to be buried at 10 a.m. Saturday, February 19, 2000 at Hare Cemetery. Survivors include her sister, Willie Lemmings, Lexington, TN; two sons, Edward DeClements and wife Ethel, Oak Grove, MO, and Bill DeClements, Overland Park, KS; grandchildren, Carol Macias, Lisa Hamilton, Tom DeClements, Debbie DeClements, Terry DeClements, Misty Hicks, Kenitha Beard, and Kevin Canada; 19 great-grandchildren; and one great- great-grandchild. She was a wonderful mother who adored her children and grandchildren and, most of all, her great- grandchildren. She was a wonderful, caring, and loving woman who had many friends who adored her. Wake will be 12 noon-9 p.m. Friday, February 18, at Reeds Chapel Funeral Home, Lexington, TN, where the funeral service will be 10 a.m. Saturday. 

LOTTIE T. DIETRICK 
Lottie T. Dietrick, Kansas City, MO, passed away Saturday, February 12, 2000, at her home. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, February 16, 2000, at Mount Moriah and Freeman Chapel; entombment in the Chapel of Hope at Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the Scholarship Fund for Lower School Students at Pembroke Hill School. Mrs. Dietrick was born in Martinsburg, MO. She joined the staff at Pembroke Country Day School in 1943. She remained as First Grade Teacher until 1976, when she was appointed as Reading Specialist. She retired from Pembroke Hill in May of 1988. She was a co-author of the Puzzle Pages Series first published in 1942 and presently owned by McGraw-Hill Book Company. Mrs. Dietrick was a member of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church and served for 23 years in the Hospital Auxiliary Gift Shop of St. Luke's Hospital. (Arrangements: Mt. Moriah & Freeman Funeral Home, 816/942-2004) 

THOMAS F. DORAN 
Thomas Francis Doran, 80, Kansas City, MO, passed away Monday, February 14, 2000, at Baptist Medical Center. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, February 17, 2000, at Christ the King Catholic Church, 85th & Wornall; burial in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, February 16, 2000, at McGilley State Line Chapel, where a rosary will be said at 7:30 p.m. Tom Doran worked for almost 40 years as a locomotive engineer, first with the Chicago & Alton Railroad, and then with the Gulf, Mobile & Ohio and finally the Illinois Central Gulf, before retiring in 1983. Railroad men he worked with called him "Young Si" after his father, Simon F. Doran, who also worked on the railroad. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. Following retirement, Mr. Doran also operated the Worlds of Fun railroad engine. Mr. Doran was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church. He graduated from Rockhurst High School in 1936, and received a B.S. in Economics from Rockhurst College in 1940, before entering the U.S. Navy during World War II. Mr. Doran received his military training at the University of Notre Dame before serving his country as a Navy Lieutenant in the Pacific Theater on LST 483, including General MacArthur's liberation of the Philippines. Mr. Doran then served in the U.S. Naval Reserve until 1955. With his wife of 48 years, Mary Helen Doran, of Kansas City, MO, Mr. Doran traveled extensively, including numerous trips to county courthouses and cemeteries researching genealogy. The couple formerly square danced with the Sunflower Squares and enjoyed bird watching. Mr. Doran also had been a member of the Kansas City Woodworkers Guild and built many wood toys and furniture for his family, especially his grandchildren. Besides his wife, Mary Helen Doran, Mr. Doran is survived by his brothers, Joseph H. Doran of Kansas City, MO, and his wife, Lorene, Brother John Doran, C.S.C., of Sherman Oaks, CA; his sisters, Mary Catherine Tobin and Alice R. Bowling, both of Kansas City, MO; his daughters, Kathleen Doran- Norton of Northfield, MN, and her husband, Alan Norton, Peggy Doran of Kansas City, MO; his sons, Timothy Doran of Grandview, MO, and his wife, Judy, Patrick Doran of Kansas City, MO, and his wife, Kim; and grandchildren, Melissa Gabriel of Independence, MO, and her husband, Ryan, Joseph Doran of Grandview, MO, Michael Norton and Elizabeth Norton, both of Northfield, MN, and Grace Doran, Peter Doran, and Gwyneth Doran, all of Kansas City, MO. (Arrangements: McGilley State Line Chapel, 816-942- 6180) 

MELVIN E. DOWDEN 
Melvin E. Dowden, 81, Middletown, OH (formerly of the Kansas City area), died Saturday, February 12, 2000. Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 15, at the First Presbyterian Church, Middletown. The family suggests memorial contributions to a charity of choice. Mr. Dowden had been employed by the Sheffield Steel Co. and later with Armco Steel before leaving the Kansas City area in 1965 and relocating to Middletown, OH. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Eleanor Faunce Dowden; daughter, Sharon Dowden; son and daughter- in-law, Tom and Judi Dowden; two granddaughters, Melanie and her husband Michael Kercsmar, and Emily Dowden, all of Middletown, OH; sister and her husband, Billie and Carl Golden of Bastrop, TX; a brother-in-law, Tom Harker of Kansas City, MO; and nieces, a nephew, a great-nephew, and many cousins. 

MARJORIE L. FINCH 
Marjorie L. Finch, 78, Independence, MO, died Sunday, February 13, 2000, at the home. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, February 17, at George C. Carson & Sons Independence Chapel; burial in Mt. Washington Cemetery. Visitation will be 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 16, at the chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church of Independence, 125 S. Pleasant, Independence, MO 64050, or Shriners Hospitals for Children. Mrs. Finch was born August 26, 1921, in Clinton, MO. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Independence, MO, Past Matron of Independence Chapter #329 of the Order of the Eastern Star, a member of Chapter #150 of the Social Order of Beauceant, #96 of the Daughters of the Nile, #83 of the Ladies Oriental Shrine, and the Ladies Golden V.I.P. Shrine Club. She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd R. Finch and daughter, Linda A. Selvey. She is survived by son, Floyd R. Finch Jr., Independence, MO; three granddaughters; four grandsons; and four great-grandchil- dren. (Arrangements: George C. Carson & Sons Independence Chapel) 

JULIO L. FORD
Julio Leonard Ford, 80, Pittsburg, MO (formerly of Kansas City, MO), passed away Sunday, February 13, 2000, at his home. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, February 16, at Hathaway- Peterman Funeral Home, Wheatland, MO, with Rev. Daniel Bock and Rev. Dan Roye officiating; burial with military honors will follow in Antioch Cemetery, Pittsburg, MO. Visitation will be 12:30-1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral Home. (Arrangements: Hathaway-Peterman Funeral Home, Wheatland, MO) 

JOHN W. FREEMAN SR. 
John W. Freeman Sr., 90, Lexington, MO (formerly of Hardin, MO, and Kansas City, KS), died Sunday, February 13, 2000, at Lexington Care Center. Graveside services will be 1:30 p.m. Thursday, February 17, at the Hardin Cemetery. Visitation will be 12:30-1:30 p.m. Thursday at Thurman Funeral Home, Hardin, where Masonic services will be conducted at 1:15 p.m. by the Carrollton Masonic Lodge. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. (Arrangements: Thurman Funeral Home, Hardin, MO) 

WILLIAM ROBERT FREEMAN 
William Robert Freeman, 75, Parkville, MO, passed away February 14, 2000, at home. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 16, at Heritage Funeral Home, Parkville; burial in Fort Leavenworth Cemetery. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, February 15, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the North Kansas City Hospice. Mr. Freeman was born May 23, 1924, in Lawrence, KS. At the time of his retirement he had attained the rank of major and was serving in the C.I.D. His 30 years of service included tours in WWII, Korea and Vietnam. After retirement, he was self-employed as a certified forensic law enforcement polygraph examiner serving 13 police departments in the metropolitan area, He was a life member of the American Legion #318, VFW and DAV. Survivors include his beloved wife, Thu-Tam, of the home; two daughters, Irene McIntosh and Tina Williams; two stepdaughters in Germany; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. (Arrangements: Heritage Funeral Home, Parkville, MO, (816) 741-0251) 

ALVIN FRIEDMAN 
Alvin Friedman, 89, of Fairway, KS, passed away Sunday, February 13, 2000, at Manorcare of Overland Park. Services will be 12 noon Wednesday, February 16, at Louis Memorial Chapel, 6830 Troost; burial in Rose Hill Cemetery. Kindly omit flowers, family suggests contributions to Odyssey Health Care of Kansas City or Temple B'nai Jehudah. Mr. Friedman was President of Western Chandelier Co., Kansas City, MO, for 14 years before retiring in 1990. He was born in Omaha, NE, and came to Kansas City in 1947. Mr. Friedman graduated from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1932, and received his Masters in Chemistry from the University of Nebraska, Omaha, in 1934, where he also taught. He was a member of the Chemistry Honor Society, Science Honor Society and was further recognized for his published work. Mr. Friedman was a member of social fraternity, Zeta Beta Tau. He was a chemist for F & F Cough Drop Co., Omaha, NE, and Chicago, IL, in the late '30s. During WWII, he worked as a chemist with Phillips Petroleum Co., Bartlesville, OK. Alvin was a member of Congregation B'nai Jehudah, and was a Charter and former member of Meadowbrook Golf and Country Club. He was an avid player of Contract Bridge. Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Irma Lebrecht Friedman, of the home; daughter and son-in-law, Dorothy and Eric Bron, of Phoenix, AZ; granddaughter, Joanna Bron, of New York, NY; and a brother and sister-in-law, Lloyd and Lois Friedman, of Omaha, NE. 

DEREK GRANZELLA 
Derek L. Granzella, 26, of the Kansas City area, passed away Friday, February 11, 2000. Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday, February 16, at Mt. Moriah and Freeman Chapel, I-435 at Holmes Road; private entombment in Mt. Moriah Mausoleum. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, February 15, at the chapel. Derek was born August 14, 1973, in Kansas City, MO. He graduated from Center High School. He was an avid golfer and loved all water sports. Survivors include his mother, Diana McConnell and her husband, Kevin; brother, G. Ryan Granzella; father, Daryl Granzella and his wife, Fran; stepbrother, Mark Rawson; maternal grandparents, Mildred Robards; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. V. Granzella, Jr.; aunts, uncles, cousins, many, many friends, and his dog, "Duke". (Arrangements: Mt. Moriah and Freeman Chapel, 816-942-2004) 

PEGGY ELIZABETH GREER 
Peggy Elizabeth Greer, 38, Adrian, MO, died Monday, February 14, 2000, at her home in rural Adrian. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, February 17, at Atkinson Chapel, Adrian; burial in Austin Cemetery, Archie, MO. Friends may call 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the Peggy Greer Memorial Fund. (Arr- angements: Atkinson Funeral Home, Adrian, MO) 

ESSIE M. HOSMAN 
Essie M. Hosman, 100, Raytown, MO, died February 12, 2000, in Norfolk, VA. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, February 17, at Hinton-Gibson Funeral Home, Raytown; burial in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Friends may call 10-11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Raytown. Miss Hosman was born October 6, 1899, in Warrensburg, MO. She was a postal clerk and postmaster in Kansas and retired as a file clerk for the IRS. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Raytown. She is survived by a sister, Mary Elma Harrell, Buffalo, MO, many cousins, nephews, nieces, a great- nephew, Mark Barten, Norfolk, VA; and great-great-nephews, Johnathan Barten and Joshua Martin. (Arrangements: Hinton-Gibson Funeral Home, Raytown, MO) 

FLORENCE L. "LU" HURST 
Florence L. "Lu" Hurst, Independence, MO, passed away Sunday, February 13, 2000, at St. Mary's Hospital of Blue Springs. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, February 16, at the D.W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Chapel; burial in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. Friends may call 12 noon-1 p.m. Wednesday at the chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Salvation Army. Miss Hurst was born in Holden, MO, moving to Kansas City as a young adult. She was employed by National Bellas Hess, Thompson Hayward Chemical Co. and later worked in the payroll department of the Skelly Oil Company, both in Kansas City and Tulsa, OK. She retired in 1976 from Skelly and moved to Independence, MO. Miss Hurst was a member of the Methodist church. Survivors include two nieces and their husbands, Sandra and Frank Wheeler, and Dona and Wayne Bear, all of Independence, MO; three nephews, James Hurst, Edward Hurst and Gary Hurst, all of California, as well as nine great-nieces and nephews and four great-great-nieces and nephews. (Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Chapel) 

ALVARINE FRANCES JACKSON 
Mrs. Alvarine Frances Jackson, 81, Kansas City, MO, passed away Wednesday, February 9, 2000, at VA Medical Center, Kansas City, MO. Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday, February 16, at the Lawrence A. Jones & Sons Linwood Chapel, Kansas City, MO; burial in Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Kansas City, MO. Visitation will be 1-3 p.m. Wednesday at the chapel. (Arrangements: Lawrence A. Jones & Sons Linwood Chapel) 

REV. DWIGHT H. JOHNSON 
Rev. Dwight Johnson went home to be with the Lord on Sunday morning, February 13, 2000, at Shawnee Gardens Nursing Home. He was born February 7, 1905, to Swedish immigrant parents, Charles and Hulda Swanson Johnson. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elna McKimens Johnson in 1965, and later by Ellen Mitchell Johnson in 1993. He is survived by six children, D.H. Johnson Jr. & wife Norma of Kansas City, KS; Rev. Thomas Johnson & wife Evelyn, now of Arizona although they had served as missionaries in Bolivia for over 40 years, Mrs. Alice Hutcheson & husband Norman of Kansas City, KS, Timothy Johnson & wife Vickie of Arizona, Jon Michael Johnson of New York, Mrs. Betty Chugg & husband Allan of Kansas City, KS; and his stepson, Jamie Mitchell of Pleasanton, KS. He is also survived by 14 grandchildren, Mrs. Cindy Huebert of Henderson, NE, Chris Johnson of Kansas City, KS, Sheri Johnson of Overland Park, KS, Patty Iwaniuk, Rio Rico, AZ, Steven Johnson, Odessa, MO, Bruce Hutcheson, Tampa, FL, Brad Hutcheson, Glen Allen, VA, Kevin Hutcheson, Indianapolis, IN, Capt. Bryan Hutcheson, Whiteman Air Force Base, MO, Michael Johnson, Safford, AZ, Sgt. Brandon Johnson, Norfolk, VA, RaeAnn Johnson, Three Hills, Alberta, Canada, Jamie Chugg, Kansas City, KS, and Jeremy Chugg, Kansas City, KS; stepgranddaughter, Christina Mitchell, Pleasanton, KS; and 18 great-grandchildren. Rev. Johnson was founder of and pastored Crest Bible Church in Kansas City, KS, for over 30 years. Previously, he had pastored in Salina and Moundridge, KS. He also co-founded both the Kansas City Bible College and Midwest Bible & Missionary Institute, both of which comprise the present day Calvary Bible College. He was instrumental in forming the Kansas City Christian School & Academy. Dwight was an accomplished musician whose talents as a pianist were perfectly complemented by his creative and prolific legacy of poetry and songs. His consuming passion was for missions, and he spent his life promoting, supporting, and preaching missions, offering his pulpit to hundreds of missionaries through the years and providing support for many of them. In lieu of flowers, contributions should go to Bible Missionary Fellowship, Country Club Station, P.O. Box 7165, Kansas City, MO 64113, where he attended to his death and was a founding member. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, February 16, at Crest Bible Church, 4835 Gibbs Rd., Kansas City, KS, where funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday; burial in Forest Hill Cemetery. (Arrangements: Charter Funerals, 816- 921-5555) 

MARLENE JOYCE 
Marlene Joyce, 69, formerly of Mission, KS, died Friday, February 11, 2000, at Overland Park Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, February 16, at the Porter Funeral Home; burial in Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society, 5960 Dearborn, Suite 100, Mission, KS 66202. Marlene was born November 28, 1930, in Kansas City, KS, and had lived most of her life in Mission, KS. She was an employee at Dillard's in Mission Center and an insurance agent for Gutzman, Haenni & Broome Insurance Company. Marlene was preceded in death by her husband, James Patrick Joyce, in 1982. She is survived by a son, Jerry and his wife, Janet, Olathe, KS; one granddaughter, Kayla Rachelle Joyce; sister, Dorothy Lane, Olathe, KS; and many nieces and nephews. (Arrangements: Porter Funeral Home) 

FRANK C. LASKOWSKI 
Frank C. Laskowski, 69, Bonner Springs, KS, passed away Thursday, February 10, 2000, at his home. Memorial services will be 7 p.m. Wednesday, February 16, at the Skradski Funeral Home. Cremation. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, 340 North 6th Street. (Arrangements: Skradski Funeral Home, Kansas City, KS, (913) 371-1404) 

HAROLD "CURLY" LEAVITT 
Harold Francis "Curly" Leavitt, 82, Overland Park, KS, passed away Sunday, February 13, 2000, at Life Care Center of Overland Park. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 16, at Mt. Moriah & Freeman Chapel, I-435 at Holmes Rd.; burial in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Visitation will be 10-11 a.m. Wednesday at the chapel. The family requests memorials be made to Heartland Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association, Prairie Village, KS 66208. Curly was born March 12, 1917, in Kansas City, MO, to Theodore S. and Almaretta Morgan Leavitt. He was a Baptist. He was an Instructor of Small Arms with the 6834th Re-Armament Regiment attached to the French Army serving in North Africa and France during WWII. He was a 45-year member of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers LU #124, a member of Dwight Cowles Post of the American Legion and the Carroll- Greene Post #1659 VFW. He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Carol Smith Leavitt; children, Kathleen Gayle Gee, Ralph Russell Leavitt, Paul Morgan Leavitt and wife, Marilyn, and Ted Ray Leavitt; grandchildren, Steven Jaso, Robert Jaso and David Gee, Brian Anders Leavitt, Jennifer Leavitt, Carol Ann Leavitt, Curtis Leavitt and Jazmine Leavitt; and great-grandchildren, Darion, Zachary and Alyssa Jaso. The family would like to express their appreciation for the kindness and loving care provided by the staff of Life Care Center of Overland Park. (Arrangements: Mt. Moriah & Freeman Chapel, (816) 942-2004) 

HELEN MARIE LOCKINGTON 
Helen Marie Lockington, 79, Kansas City, MO, passed away Sunday, February 13, 2000. Graveside services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, February 17, at Brooking Cemetery, 10004 E. 53rd Street, Raytown, MO. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Charter Funerals/Earp & Sons Chapel, 5000 Blue Ridge Cut-Off, Kansas City, MO. Memorial contributions may be made to Home Health Plus Hospice, One Main Plaza, 4435 Main Street, Suite 100, Kansas City, MO 64111-1825. Mrs. Lockington was born January 18, 1921, in Kansas City, MO, the daughter of George and Rosa Limpic. She married Edward "Sparky" Lockington in 1950. He preceded her in death in 1998. She worked at Phelps Tool & Die for 15 years and retired in 1990. She was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, great- grandmother, and special friend to all her knew her, and will be dearly missed. Survivors include sons, Steve Lockington and his wife, Jenny, and Jeff Lockington; brother, John Limpic; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. (Arrange- ments: Charter Funerals, (816) 921-5555) 

PAUL L. LONNECKER 
Paul L. Lonnecker, 81, Mission Hills, KS, passed away Sunday, February 13, 2000, at Research Medical Center. Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 16, 2000, at Village Presbyterian Church, 6641 Mission Road. Cremation. There will be a reception at the church following the service. Honorary pallbearers are Henry Bunting, Ray Fitzgerald, Willis Hart, Robert Mann, George Owens, and Carl Seagraves. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Alcoholics Anonymous, 1804 Swift, Kansas City, MO 64116. Paul was born May 31, 1918, in Labette County, KS. He graduated from Kansas University in 1940 with a degree in chemical engineering. Paul enlisted during WW II and served as a Captain in the chemical warfare division. After the war, Paul returned to Thompson-Hayward Chemical Company where he spent his entire professional career of 40 years before retiring as president. Thompson- Hayward expanded greatly during his presidency. After retiring he taught business at Rockhurst College and also spent time as a consultant for the Arrow Forklift Company. Paul was highly regarded throughout the company and amongst his peers as a leader in the chemical industry and spoke as an expert quite often at the national conventions. Paul and his wife, Mildred were married in 1974. He and Mildred were members of several dinner clubs in the Kansas City area. Paul was very active in the Sales and Marketing Executives Club. He was also a member of the Sigma Nu Fraternity. Paul loved jazz, and played the trumpet with the Pinky Tomlin Orchestra in college. He was a member of the Village Presbyterian Church, Wolf Creek Golf Club, Piscators, Ducks Unlimited, Rotary Club 13, and Kansas City Club. He was also a gourmet cook. He worked very hard and dedicated a lot of time to Alcoholics Anonymous. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Leila Marks; and two sons, Paul L. Lonnecker, Jr., and Joseph "Adrian" Lonnecker; and his brother, William Lonnecker. Paul is survived by his wife, Mildred of the home; his daughters, Georgia Lonnecker, Aachen, Germany, Sara Dreiling, Toronto, Canada, and Gwendolyn Chappelle, San Diego, CA; his sons, Thomas Lonnecker, Houston, TX, and Daniel Johnson, Chicago, IL; and 10 grandchildren. Paul was a devoted family man and loved his children dearly. (Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer's Sons Overland Park Chapel) 

H. JAY LOVELADY H. 
Jay Lovelady, 76, of Pittsburg, MO, (formerly of the Kansas City area), passed away Saturday, February 12, 2000, at the Cox Medical Center South, Springfield, MO. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 20, at the Pomme de Terre United Methodist Church, Hermitage, MO. Memorial contributions may be made to the Pomme de Terre United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 345, Hermitage, MO 65668. (Arrange- ments: Pitts Chapel, Bolivar, MO) 

VELMA M. MATTHEWS 
Velma M. Matthews, 79, Excelsior Springs, MO, passed away Sunday, February 13, 2000, at the Liberty Hospital, Liberty, MO. Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Thursday, February 17, at Pisgah Baptist Church, Excelsior Springs, MO; burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Excelsior Springs, MO. Visitation will be 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, February 18, at the Polley Funeral Home, Excelsior Springs, MO. However, friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday and anytime on Wednesday. Velma was born December 4, 1920, in Excelsior Springs, MO, to Franklin and Sarah (O'Dell) Duncan. She had spent her lifetime in this area. On July 16, 1938, she was married to Okley Matthews. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Velma was a member of the Pisgah Baptist Church in Excelsior Springs. She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister and one brother. She is survived by her husband of the home; a son, Larry Matthews of Kansas City, MO; and two daughters, Gayle L. Smith, Smithville, MO, and Dianne Dean, Vonore, TN; two brothers, Thomas Y. Duncan and Ronald Duncan both of Excelsior Springs; three sisters, Frances Werle, Orrick, MO, Ruth Robb and Norma Ellerman, both of Excelsior Springs; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grand- children. (Arrangements: Polley Funeral Home, 5951 East Highway 10, Excelsior Springs, MO, 816-630-3388) 

WILLIAM BRADLEY "BRAD" MATTHEWS 
William Bradley "Brad" Matthews, 48, of Lee's Summit, MO, passed away Sunday, February 13, 2000, at his home. Services will be 9 a.m. Thursday, February 17, 2000, at D.W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Chapel; burial in Floral Hills East Memorial Gardens, Lee's Summit, MO. Friends may call 6-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 16, at the chapel. Brad was born May 3, 1951, in Holden, MO. He was a corrosion engineer for Missouri Gas Energy Company in the Lee's Summit Division and was highly respected for his knowledge and judgment in his chosen field. He was a dedicated employee, well-known for his work ethics and diligence. Of all of Brad's numerous achievements in life, he was most proud of his sons, Brandon and Jason. He was a caring and nurturing father and provided them with a solid foundation of absolute love and faith upon which to build their lives. He relished every moment of their childhood and, as they grew to adults, he was always ready to celebrate their ups and share in their downs. He was a wonderful brother and friend to all -- Brad didn't know a stranger. Always placing others before himself, his personality, candor, integrity, and wit earned him a wide circle of friends. He was a caring and compassionate person with the utmost respect for life. He never forgot to dream his dreams and respect the dreams of others, always trying to make them come true. He was truly a warm, kind, loving person who enriched the lives of family and friends. Brad always found something to celebrate in every season, in every day. His cup was always half full, never half empty. Now at God's good side, he will join his loving parents and he will forever be in peace and loved for all eternity. He was preceded in death by his parents, Billy Porter Matthews, in 1997, and Mary Alice Matthews, in 1998. Brad is survived by his two sons, Brandon Matthews, Kansas City, MO, and Jason Matthews, of the home; four brothers, George and Elizabeth Matthews, David Matthews, all of Raytown, MO, Timothy Matthews, Shawnee Mission, KS, Chuck and Kim Matthews, Kansas City, MO; two sisters, Nancy Redfern, Independence, MO, and Marilyn and John Parkinson, Kansas City, MO; four nieces; four nephews; his "second family" at Sue's Kitchen; and many other relatives and friends. (Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Chapel) 

CECIL B. McBEE 
Cecil B. McBee, 67, Bonner Springs, KS, died February 13, 2000, at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, February 16, at the Maple Hill Funeral Home; burial in Maple Hill Cemetery. Friends may call 6-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Cecil was born December 28, 1932, to Harry F. and Elma (Purinton) McBee. He attended Argentine High School. Cecil served as superintendent for National Fire Sprinkler from 1970-1981 and then served as superintendent and vice- president for Century Fire Sprinkler from 1981 until his retirement in 1995. He belonged to Local #101, Sprinkler Fitters #669 and #314, and was a member of the United Association. Cecil loved to fish and cook and spend time with his family and many friends. Survivors include his wife, Betty J. McBee, of the home; his mother, Elma McBee, Kansas City, KS; son, Cecil Michael and Heather McBee, Gunnison, CO; daughters, Carol and David Woolworth, Shawnee, KS, Karen and Walter Klepikow, Kansas City, KS, Diane and Mike Woods, Kansas City, KS, and Kathy Irvin and Todd Craft, Roeland Park, KS; grandchildren, Kristi Maurer, Andrea Herrin, Kelley Woolworth, Crystal Klepikow, Jarred Woods, Jason Woods, Jeffery Woods and Abigail McBee; great- grandchildren, Dustin Maurer, Gunter Maurer and Aubree Herrin; brothers, Harry L. McBee, Kansas City, KS, and Jack E. McBee, Raytown, MO; and sisters, Betty Skubal, Warsaw, MO, and Nancy McBee, Kansas City, KS. (Arrangements: Maple Hill Funeral Home, 3300 Shawnee Drive, Kansas City, KS 66106) 

HARVEY EUGENE "GENE" McCRACKEN 
Harvey Eugene McCracken, age 74, a resident of Warsaw, MO, passed away at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, MO. Gene went to his heavenly home at 4:10 a.m. Sunday morning, February 13, 2000. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 15, at the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, MO; burial will be in the Blue Mound Cemetery, Blue Mound, MO. There is no scheduled family visitation. Friends may call after 12 noon until 9 p.m. Monday and from 8 a.m. until service time on Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Blue Mound Cemetery and may be left at the funeral home or mailed to the Lindley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 47, Chillicothe, MO, 64601. (Arrangements: Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, MO) 

EMILY GLADYS McCULLOH 
Emily Gladys McCulloh, 101, Garden City, MO, died Sunday, February 13, 2000, at Cass Medical Center, Harrisonville, MO. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, February 16, at the Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City; burial in Garden City Cemetery. Visitation will be 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, February 15, at the funeral home. (Arrangements: Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City, MO) 

EDNA L. McKEE 
Edna L. McKee, 71, Kearney, MO, passed away February 13, 2000, at home. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, February 16, at Church- Archer-Pasley Chapel, Liberty, MO; burial will be 3 p.m. Wednesday in Oakwood Cemetery, Neosho, MO. Visitation will be 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave., Suite 400, Kansas City, MO 64105-1336. (Arrangements: Church- Archer-Pasley Funeral Home, Liberty, MO) 

JAMES H. McMECHAN D.O.
James H. McMechan D.O., 63, of Lawrence, KS, died Monday morning, February 14, 2000, at his home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, February 17, at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence; burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence. Dr. McMechan will lie in state from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, February 16, where the family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Southern Baptist Church in Oskaloosa and may be sent in care of the mortuary. He was born November 10, 1936, in Joplin, MO, the son of Earl and Elnore Pickett McMechan. He grew up in Kansas City, went to high school at William Chrisman and graduated from KU in 1958 with a B.S. in Chemistry. He was a 1963 graduate of the University of Nebraska with a M.S. and a Ph.D. in Chemistry, and had taught for 10 years at Fort Hays State University leaving in 1974. He was also a graduate of the University of Health Sciences-College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kansas City, MO, in 1978. Dr. McMechan has lived in Lawrence since 1990 since moving from Oskaloosa. Dr. McMechan was a doctor of osteopathy and operated clinics in Perry and Oskaloosa since 1979 until his death. He was also on staff at Lawrence Memorial Hospital and was the Chairman of the Department of Family Practice at LMH. He was also at the time of his death serving as the Coroner of Jefferson County. He was a member of First Southern Baptist Church in Oskaloosa, where he was a Deacon and had taught Sunday school. He was also a member of Oskaloosa Lions Club, former member of the Kiwanis Club in Hays, KS, a member of the American Osteopathic Association, the Kansas Association of the Osteopathic Medicine, Kansas Medical Society and the Douglas County Medical Society. Dr. McMechan was a collector of Lionel O gauge toy trains, and had rebuilt computers to give to less fortunate people. He married Mary E. Griswold on January 26, 1958, in Lawrence. She survives of the home. Other survivors include, a daughter, Jeanne E. Furst of Oskaloosa; a son, Reverend James L. McMechan of Baxter Springs, KS; a sister, Joanne Trainor of Kansas City, MO; six grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. (Arrangements: Warren-McElwain Mortuary) 

HAZEL J. MILLER 
Hazel J. Miller, age 82, Covington, OK, passed away Friday, February 11, 2000, in Enid, OK. Funeral services were held Monday, February 14, at the Covington United Methodist Church. Memorials may be made to the Covington Methodist Church Building Fund. Hazel was born in Kiowa, KS, on January 15, 1918. She is survived by her husband Leland, of the home; two sons, Larry Miller and wife, Toni, of Perry, OK, and Roger Miller of Covington and his wife, Nancy Logan Miller, formerly of Argentine; two daughters, Carol Kegin and husband, Joe of Perry, and Cathy Weinkauf and husband, Larry of Orlando; one sister, Elsie Miller of Wakita; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grand- children. (Arrangements: Anderson- Burris Funeral Home, Enid, OK) 

WILMA GRACE MILLS 
Wilma Grace Mills, 76, McLouth, KS, died Sunday, February 13, 2000, at home. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 16, at Quisenberry Chapel, Tonganoxie, KS; burial in Hubbel Hill Cemetery, Tonganoxie. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the chapel. The family suggests memorials to Riford Senior Citizens Center, Tonganoxie, c/o Quisenberry Funeral Home, P.O. Box 993, Tonganoxie, KS 66086. 

BARRY W. MOORE 
Barry W. Moore, 37, Kansas City, KS, whose body was discovered in Kansas City, KS, after having disappeared on May 5, 1999, was pronounced dead on Friday, February 11, 2000. Memorial services will be 7 p.m. Thursday, February 17, at the Maywood Community Church, 11201 Parallel Ave., Kansas City, KS 66109. Cremation with committal services at 10 a.m. Friday, February 18, at Chapel Hill Cemetery. The family will be receiving friends from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at the church prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Barry Moore Family Fund, c/o Mercantile Bank, 110th & Parallel, Kansas City, KS 66109. Barry was born June 19, 1962, in Kansas City, KS, and was a lifelong resident of the city. He was a 1980 graduate of Piper High School. Barry was a pressman for 16 years with the J-2 Printing Company, and co-owned Monchil's Floral in Kansas City, KS with his family. Barry was an avid golfer and loved the outdoors. He loved to participate with his daughters and watch their sports and school activities. He is survived by his wife, Amy Jo Moore, and their three daughters, Jennifer C. Moore, Rachael L. Moore and Jessica P. Moore, all of the home; parents, Hugh and Sharon Moore, Kansas City, KS; two sisters, Kathy K. Phillips, Boulder, CO, and Debra Moore, Lee's Summit, MO; mother-in-law, Dee Robben, Kansas City, KS; father-in-law, Jack Anderson, Kansas City, MO; and brother-in-law, Jack Anderson Jr., Kansas City, KS. Barry will be greatly missed by family, friends, and by all those he touched. (Arr: Porter Funeral Home) 

RUSSELL ALLEN MOORE 
Russell Allen Moore, 62, Kansas City, MO, died February 14, 2000, at Independence Regional Health Center. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, February 18, at Hinton-Gibson Funeral Home, Raytown, MO; burial in Brooking Cemetery. Friends may call 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Mr. Moore was born September 24, 1937, in Zanesville, OH. He is survived by his wife, Leila Moore, of the home; children, Leila L. Smith, Covington, KY, James A. Moore, Thomas L. Moore and David A. Dobbins, all of Kansas City, MO; seven grandchildren; and seven great- grandchildren. (Arrangements: Hinton- Gibson Funeral Home, Raytown, MO) 

RUSSELL H. MORGAN JR. 
Russell H. Morgan Jr., 69, Lenexa, KS, passed away Monday, February 14, 2000, at his home. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 16, at the Amos Family Chapel of Lenexa; burial in the Paola Cemetery, Paola, KS. Visitation will 1 p.m. until service time on Wednesday at the funeral home. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Leukemia Society. (Arrangements: Amos Family Chapel of Lenexa, (913) 888-6611) 

DARRELL E. MYERS JR. 
Darrell E. Myers Jr., 60, Gardner, KS, passed away Sunday, February 13, 2000, at the Medical Lodge of Gardner. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, February 16, at D.W. Newcomer's Sons Johnson County Chapel, 11200 Metcalf; burial in Johnson County Memorial Gardens. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the chapel. Contributions are suggested to the Friends of Johnson County Mental Health Center, 6440 Nieman, Shawnee, KS 66203. (Arrange- ments: D.W. Newcomer's Sons Johnson County Chapel) 

IRENE S. NEWSOM 
Irene S. Newsom, 92, Overland Park, KS, passed away Sunday, February 13, 2000, at the Life Care Center of Overland Park. Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, February 17, at D.W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Chapel; burial in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. Friends may call 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday at the chapel. Mrs. Newsom was born August 14, 1907, in Lowry City, MO, and had lived in this area most of her life. She was a homemaker and a member of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse G. Newsom, in 1974. Survivors include her daughter, Candace I. Torrey, Merriam, KS; three granddaughters, Jodi Snell, Roeland Park, KS, Julie Torrey, Houston, TX, and Sgt. Jill Quick, Columbia, MD; a great-grand- daughter, Claire Quick; and a great- grandson, Bobby Quick. (Arr: D.W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Chapel) 

DOROTHY E. NORMAN 
Dorothy E. Norman, 76, Kansas City, MO, passed away Sunday, February 13, 2000, at Trinity Lutheran Hospital. Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, February 17, at Lawrence A. Jones & Sons Linwood Chapel, with Rev. John Modost Miles officiating. Cremation. (Arrange- ments: Lawrence A. Jones & Sons Linwood Chapel) 

ANDREW LOUIS PEDROW 
Andrew Louis Pedrow, 88, Greenwood, MO, passed away Monday, February 14, 2000, at Research Medical Center, Kansas City, MO. Graveside services and interment will be 11 a.m. Thursday, February 17, at Floral Hills East Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, February 16, at the Wallace Funeral Home, 422 N. Lake, Pleasant Hill, MO. in lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the American Heart Association, 6800 W. 93rd. Overland Park, KS 66212-1460. (Arrangements: Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill, MO) 

MARGARET PERDUE 
Margaret Perdue, 70, Strasburg, MO, passed away Sunday, February 13, 2000, at Reseach Medical Center, Kansas City, MO. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 16, at the Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill, MO; burial in Strasburg Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, February 15, at the Wallace Funeral Home, 422 N. Lake, Pleasant Hill, MO. (Arrangements: Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill, MO) 

DAVID E. PEUSER 
David E. Peuser, age 34, of Olathe, KS, died February 14, 2000, at his home. Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Thursday at the Holy Rosary Church in Wea, KS; burial in the Holy Rosary Cemetery. The rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Memorials may be given to St. Jude's Children's Hospital or St. Luke's Shawnee Mission Hospice. David worked for R.F. Fisher as an electrician and was a member of Electrical Union Local #124. He graduated from DeVry Institute of Technology and was working on his master electrician degree. He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Kelly, of the home; his parents, James A. and Mary Ann (Speilbusch) Peuser of Spring Hill, KS; brother, Steven Peuser of Olathe; sisters, Brenda Wempe of Gardner, KS, and Teresa Braue of Overland Park, KS; and nieces and nephews. 

HELEN L. PFOST 
Helen L. Pfost, 75, of Warrensburg, MO (formerly of Westwood, KS), passed on Monday, February 14, 2000, at Western Missouri Medical Center, Warrensburg. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, February 17, 2000, at Williams Funeral Chapel, Warrensburg; cremation will follow. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, February 16, at the chapel. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Don C. and "Road Dog" Pfost Children's Memorial Fund in care of the chapel. Helen was born Saturday, February 16, 1924, in Wamego, KS, the daughter of Leo C. Huggins and Emma B. Schreiber Huggins. She was a 1942 Wamego High School graduate, an active member of the Al-Anon Family Group in Kansas City and Warrensburg for 42 years, and a member of Westwood Christian Church. Helen married Garold A. "Chub" Pfost on May 1, 1948, in Drexel, MO; he survives of the home. Helen was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. During World War II, she was a glider builder at the American Royal building in Kansas City and then a ship welder in Portland, OR. From 1972 to 1984, she co-owned NAPA Auto Parts in Warrensburg with her husband. Also surviving are a daughter, Barbara Bryan & husband Jerry, Liberty, MO; son, Gary Pfost, Warrensburg; daughter-in-law, Joanne Pfost, Warrensburg; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was greeted in Heaven by her parents, a son, Don C. "Road Dog" Pfost, and three sisters, Alma, Alice, and Della. (Arrangements: Williams Funeral Chapel, 1400 S. Hwy. 13, Warrensburg, MO 64093, 660-747- 6800) 

GRACE FERRARA PHILLIPS 
Grace Ferrara Phillips, 92, Kansas City, MO, passed away Sunday, February 13, 2000, at St. Joseph Health Center. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, February 16, at Christ the King Catholic Church, 8510 Wornall Rd.; burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Friends may call 3-8 p.m. Tuesday at Passantino Bros. Chapel, 2117 Independence Blvd., where the rosary will be said at 6 p.m. Grace was born September 13, 1907, in Gonzales, LA. She was a member of Christ the King Parish. She was preceded in death by her husband, Pete Phillips, in 1986; brothers, Tony and Frank Ferrara; sisters, Vita Pisciotta and Mariann Carleton. Survivors include her sister, Nancy Pivonka, Stoneham, CO; sisters-in-law, Netta Phillips and Lucille Phillips; grandchildren, Frank L. Ferrara, Elena Ferrara; great-granddaughter, Alexis R. Ferrara; nieces and nephews, Victor F. & Roseann Ferrara, Victor & Lenore Ferrara, Vince & Betty Pisciotta, Frank & Anna Mae Pisciotta, Mary Orlando, Rita DeAngelo, Caroline Ferrara; and many great-nieces and great- nephews. (Arrangements: Passantino Bros. Funeral Home) 

JOSEPH POJE JR. 
Joseph Poje, Jr., 78, of Roach, MO, passed away Friday, February 11, 2000, at St. Luke's Hospital. A Memorial Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, February 16, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Kansas City, KS; burial in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. There will be no visitation. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wolfner Library for the Blind, Jefferson City, MO 65101. Mr. Poje was born on November 4, 1921, in Kansas City, KS. He was a lithographer- printer for Vile-Goller & McWhirter Companies. He had been a member of the St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Kansas City, KS, before moving to Roach in 1984. At the time of his death he was a member of St. Patrick's Shrine in Laurie, MO. He was preceded in death by one grandson, Joshua Poje. Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Augusta Poje, of the home; five sons, Philip Poje, Leawood, KS, Timothy Poje, Olathe, KS, Thomas Poje, Kansas City, KS, Patrick Poje, Overland Park, KS, Daniel Poje, Kansas City, KS; one sister, Bernice Klamet, Bonner Springs, KS; and ten grandchildren. (Arrangements: Meyers Family Funeral Home) 

OLLIE RHONE JR. 
Ollie Rhone Jr., 85, Kansas City, MO, passed away Saturday, February 12, 2000, at St. Joseph Medical Center, Kansas City, MO. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, February 17, 2000, at Lawrence A. Jones & Sons Funeral Chapel, 1800 E. Linwood Blvd., Kansas City, MO, with the Rev. Issac Cameron officiating; burial in Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Kansas City, MO. Visitation will be 9-11 a.m. Thursday at the chapel. (Arrangements: Lawrence A. Jones & Sons Linwood Chapel) 

CHARLES A. RONSLEY 
Charles A. Ronsley, 51, Oak Grove, MO, passed away Monday, February 14, 2000, at his home. Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 16, at the Royer Funeral Home, Oak Grove; burial in Oakland Cemetery, rural Independence, MO. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Royer chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the ALS Association. (Arrangements: Royer Funeral Home, Oak Grove, MO) 

KAHTEA M. SAWYER 
Kahtea M. Sawyer, 23, Kansas City, MO, passed away Sunday, February 13, 2000. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, February 17, at Carson Funeral Home, 9100 Blue Ridge Blvd., Kansas City, MO; burial in Mt. Washington Cemetery, Independence, MO. Visitation will be 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. 

ERNEST SCHNEITER 
Ernest Schneiter, 87, Kansas City, MO, died February 13, 2000, at Hidden Lake Care Center, Raytown, MO. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 16, at D.W. Newcomer's Sons White Chapel Funeral Home; burial in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Gladstone, MO. Friends may call 1-2 p.m. Wednesday at the chapel. Mr. Schneiter was born in Wathena, KS, and was in the Coast Guard during WWII. He was employed by the Missouri Department of Transportation. He is survived by wife, Phyllis G. Schneiter, of the home; son, David D. Schneiter, Liberty, MO; daughter, Sharon L. Hillestad, Independence, MO; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. (Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer's Sons White Chapel, 6600 N. Antioch Rd., Gladstone, MO 64119) 

MARGARET FRANCES SCHOONOVER 
Margaret Frances Schoonover, 87, Lathrop, MO, died Sunday, February 13, 2000, at Liberty Hospital. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 16, at the First Assembly of God Church, Lathrop; burial in Lathrop Cemetery. Friends may call 7-8 p.m. Tuesday at Bailey Funeral Home, Lathrop. (Arrangements: Bailey Funeral Home, Lathrop, MO) 

JAMES E. "ROSIE" SHOUSE 
Mr. James E. "Rosie" Shouse, 91, of Excelsior Springs, MO, died Sunday, February 13, 2000, at the Excelsior Springs Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 15, at the Prichard Chapel in Excelsior Springs, MO; burial in Lawson Cemetery, Lawson, MO. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until service time at the chapel. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory are suggested to the Excelsior Springs Convalescent Center. (Arrangements: Prichard Funeral Home, 217 W. Broadway, Excelsior Springs, MO, 816-630-3131) 

DEAN C. SIMMONS 
Dean Calvin Simmons, 81, Lee's Summit, MO, died Sunday, February 13, 2000, at Lee's Summit Hospital. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 16, at Atkinson Chapel, Harrisonville, MO; burial in Freeman Cemetery, Freeman, MO. Friends may call 7-8 p.m. Tuesday at the chapel. (Arrangements: Atkinson Funeral Home, Harrisonville, MO) 

LUETTA JUNE SINGMASTER 
Luetta June Singmaster, 73, Prairie Village, KS, died unexpectedly but peacefully February 11, 2000, at her home. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, February 17, 2000, at Cherry Grove Baptist Church, Fort Scott, KS; burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Fort Scott. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, February 16, at McGilley State Line Chapel, 12301 State Line Rd., Kansas City, MO, with a service at 7 p.m. June was born June 5, 1926, in Fort Scott, KS, the daughter of Charles Herbert and Sylvia Luetta Ogle Kitchen. She graduated from Fort Scott High School in 1943, where she was an honor roll student and a member of the Greyhound & Tiger News staff. A graduate of Fort Scott Community College, she lived in Fort Scott, where she raised her family, returning to work at the Western Insurance Company in 1967. In 1968, she moved to Prairie Village, KS, and worked at Puritan Bennett Corporation from 1969-71. She began a successful career at the Department of Housing and Urban Development in 1971, working as a financial analyst until her retirement in 1995. Following her retirement, she continued to work as a consultant to public housing authorities in Kansas and Missouri. During her career, she received national awards but, more importantly, she was proud of her ability to lend her knowledge and support to clients and she developed lasting relationships with her colleagues. During her life in Fort Scott, she was a 4- H leader, a member of the Clarksburg Club, a community leader in the Diamond community, a Sunday school teacher, and, above all, an energetic and inspiring mother. She taught her children to have high aspirations and to enjoy life, and she gave generously to them. Her life in Prairie Village was filled with the joy brought to her by her neighbors and her beloved neighborhood children, who spent many wonderful hours at "June Bug's" house. She enjoyed many hours with her pinochle club and her swimming group, and she loved to sail in stiff breezes. She is survived by her daughter, Judy Barrow and husband, Ron, of Leawood, KS; sons, Gary Singmaster and wife, Margie, Rick Singmaster and wife, Carol, all of Fort Scott, KS; and her sister, Geraldine Black of Porterville, CA. She also leaves her devoted grandson, Justin Barrow, and granddaughters, Nicole and Sylvia Singmaster, grandson, Barry Rice, several great-grandchildren; two nieces and several nephews. She was preceded in death by a stillborn son, Roy William Singmaster, a son, Donald R. Singmaster Jr., and her parents, and will join her two sisters, Nadine Eastman and "Toppie" Kirby in "the greatest pinochle game in heaven." (Arrangements: McGilley State Line Chapel, 816-942-6180) 

CECILE E. SMITH 
Cecile E. Smith, 96, Lexington, MO, died Monday, February 14, 2000, at Lafayette Regional Health Center, Lexington. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 16, at Walker- Nadler Chapel, Lexington; burial in Lexington Memory Gardens. Friends may call 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cecile E. Smith Memorial Fund. (Arrangements: Walker-Nadler Funeral Home, Lexington, MO) 

WILLIAM T. SUTCLIFFE 
William T. Sutcliffe, 86, of Raytown, MO, died Monday, February 14, 2000, at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, MO. There will be no services. (Arrange- ments: Langsford Funeral Home, Lee's Summit, MO) 

WARREN DUSTON THURSTON 
Warren Duston Thurston, 91, of Independence, MO, passed away Sunday, February 13, 2000, at his home. Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Friday, February 18, 2000, at the First United Methodist Church of Raytown; burial will be in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. Friends may call 6-7 p.m. Thursday, February 17, at D.W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Chapel and also from 1-1:30 p.m. Friday at the church prior to the service. The family suggests contributions to Odyssey Hospice, 9229 Ward Parkway, Suite 350, Kansas City, MO 64114. Warren was born December 5, 1908 in Tallapoosa, GA. He was a computer specialist for the Federal Aviation Administration. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Raytown. He was also a Morse Club Member. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ara Lee Thurston in 1996; two sisters, Ina Mae Thurston of Atlanta, GA, and Eloise Thurston, Atlanta, GA; four brothers, Tom and Jim Thurston, of Jackson, GA, Bill Thurston of Tocca, GA, and Charles Thurston of Trenton, NJ. Survivors include a son, Gary Jack Thurston of Independence, MO; grandson, Shawn Thurston of Independence, MO; three granddaughters, Judy, Patty, Debbie, all of California; and his care givers, Paula Dennis Schanuth and family. (Arrange- ments: D.W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Chapel) 

OLIVE L. (HANNA) TODD 
Olive L. (Hanna) Todd, 89, of Kansas City, MO, passed away Monday, February 14, 2000, at Park Place Care Center. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, February 16, at D.W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Chapel; burial will be in Floral Hills Cemetery. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, February 15, at the chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Shrinner's Hospital's for Children Fund. Mrs. Todd was born February 3, 1911, in Bonner Springs, KS. She worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse for several area hospitals. She was a member of the Victory Free Will Baptist Church. Survivors include two brothers, Mancel Hanna, of Kansas City, MO, and Wilfred Hanna of Raytown, MO; two sisters, Barbara Dehoney, Raytown, MO, and Geraldine Williams, Warsaw, MO. (Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Chapel) 

AUDREY I. TRACY 
Audrey I. Tracy, 87, northeast Kansas City, MO, passed away Sunday, February 13, 2000, at Glennon Place Nursing Home. Memorial services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, February 16, at the Blackman Chapel. Cremation. Mrs. Tracy was born in Eldon, MO. She is survived by her husband, Edwin Tracy, of the home; one son, Hershel L. Britton, Independence, MO; and one granddaughter. (Arrangements: C.H. Blackman & Son, Inc., (816) 241-4040) 

ALBERT B. TUGGLE 
Mr. Albert B. Tuggle, 78, Kansas City, MO, passed away Friday, February 11, 2000, at Park Place Care Center. Cremation. Burial in Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, KS. (Arrange- ments: Watkins Brothers Memorial Chapel) 

RICHARD EUGENE TURNBOW 
Richard Eugene Turnbow, 62, Kansas City, MO, passed away Valentine's Day, February 14, 2000, surrounded by the presence of his family. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, February 17, at Speaks Suburban Chapel; burial in Oak Ridge Memory Gardens. Friends may call 6:30- 8 p.m. Wednesday, at the chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society. Mr. Turnbow was born February 18, 1937, in Independence, MO, son of C.O. and Fern Turnbow, and lived in this area his entire life. He was an iron worker for the Bratton Corporation for 31 years, retiring in 1999. He was a member of Ironworkers Local Union 520 and the Blue Ridge Baptist Temple. Surviving are his wife, Donzetta of the home; his children, Richard C. Turnbow and his wife Jan, Stillwell, KS, Lauri Burkhardt, and her husband Ted, Naples, FL, Joe Turnbow and his wife Bonni, Independence, MO, Michelle Oberbroeckling and her husband Dannie, Grain Valley, MO, Jerrod Turnbow, of the home, Becky Boynton and her husband Frank, Kansas City, MO; three brothers, Toby Turnbow, Plymouth, CA, Gary and Ken Turnbow, Independence, MO; a sister, Judy Haney, Fayetteville, AR; 10 grandchildren; and his mother-in-law, Kathryn Downey, Kansas City, MO. Richard was preceded in death by his sons, Donnie and Bobby Weaver. (Arrangements: Speaks Suburban Chapel) 

EVERETT F. "SLIM" WARE 
Everett F. "Slim" Ware, 79, Warsaw, MO, passed away Sunday, February 13, 2000, at his home. An anatomical donation was made to KU Medical Center. An open house will be held from 4-7 p.m. Friday, February 18, at the Ware's home in Warsaw for family and friends. Memorials may be made to the Benton County Hospice, 1234 Commercial St., Warsaw, MO 65355. Everett was born on March 24, 1920, in Independence, MO, the son of Charles Nelson and Ethel Mae Houk Ware. He was a long time carpenter and resident of Independence, MO. Since March of 1993, they had made their home in Warsaw. He served in the United States Army during World War II and was one of the first to receive a battlefield commission with the 34th Division in Italy. He was preceded in death by his parents; a grandson, Chris Durbin; and two sisters, Annabelle Geer and Irene Hill. Everett is survived by his wife of 58 years, Betty, of the home; one son, E. Frank Ware, Belton, MO; one daughter, Kathy Chavez, Knob Noster, MO; two granddaughters, Shelly Ives, Cole Camp, MO, and Angela McCown, Sedalia, MO; and four great-grandchil- dren. (Arrangements: Reser Funeral Home, Warsaw, MO) 

ROBERT EARL WHEELER 
Robert Earl Wheeler, 87, Norborne, MO, died Friday, February 11, 2000, at Ray County Hospital, Richmond, MO. Graveside services were held on Monday, February 14, at Machpelah Cemetery, Lexington, MO. Memorial contributions may be made to the Baptist Children's Home. (Arrangements: Walker-Nadler Funeral Home, Lexington, MO) 

LOYS DAIL WHITE 
Mr. Loys Dail White, 86, Kansas City, MO, passed away Monday, February 14, 2000, at Truman Medical Center. Funeral services will be 12 noon Thursday, February 17, at Morning Star Baptist Church; burial in Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, KS. Visitation will be 10 a.m.-12 noon Thursday at the church. (Arrangements: Watkins Brothers Memorial Chapel) 

CAITLYN WREN WICKE 
Caitlyn Wren Wicke, one-year-old infant daughter of Steve Wicke of Oalthe, KS, and Karisti A. Wicke of Platte City, MO, passed away February 12, 2000, at her home in Platte City. Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, February 16, 2000, at Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 143rd & Blackbob Rd., Olathe, KS, (913) 768- 6777, where friends may call 6-8 p.m. Tuesday; burial in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens. The family suggests contributions to Children's Mercy Hospital, 2401 Gillham Rd., Kansas City, MO 64108. Other survivors include two brothers, Carson Wade Wicke, of the home, and Ben Wicke of Olathe, KS; paternal grandparents, Ivan & Betty Wicke of Olathe, KS; paternal grandmother, Toni Wicke of Minneapolis, MN; and maternal grandparents, Bill & Becky Wagner of Destin, FL. 

IRMA J. WILBORN
Irma J. Wilborn, 59, Kansas City, MO, passed away Thursday, February 10, 2000, at Trinity Lutheran Hospital. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 16, at Greenwood Missionary Baptist Church, 1750 Belleview, Kansas City, MO; burial in Blue Ridge Lawn Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 9-11 a.m. Wednesday at the church. (Arrangements: E.R. Morris Funeral Chapel, 4316 Troost Ave.) 

AGNES L. WILLIAMS 
Agnes L. Williams, 84, Lenexa, KS, died Sunday, February 13, 2000. Memorial services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday, February 16, at Charter Funerals/Kansas Chapel, 10250 W. 63rd St., Merriam, KS. (Arrangements: Charter Funerals, (816) 921-5555) 

CORA M. WILSON 
Cora M. Wilson, 70, Kansas City, MO, passed away Saturday, February 12, 2000, at the Baptist Medical Center. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, February 18, at the Friendship Baptist Church; burial in Leavenworth National Cemetery. Friends may call 9-10 a.m. Friday, February 18, before the service at the church. Mrs. Wilson was preceded in death by her husband, Harold F. Wilson, Sr.; her parents; one brother; one sister; and two nephews. Survivors include her five sons, Harold F. Wilson, Jr., Louis G. Wilson, Ernest L. Wilson, Gregory C. Wilson, and Timothy L. Wilson; and six daughters, Lillian A. Garner, Carolyn L. Williams, Brenda J. Jones, Lois M. Malone, Frances Y. Strode and Kathy S. Humphrey. (Arrangements: E.S. Eley & Sons Funeral Chapel) 

DOLORES K. WRIGHT 
Dolores K. Wright, 85, Gladstone, MO, died February 14, 2000, at North Kansas City Hospital. Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 16, at Northgate Baptist Church; burial in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Gladstone, MO. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, February 15, at D.W. Newcomer's Sons White Chapel. Dolores was married to Earl M. Wright and they celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on January 15, 2000. Dolores is survived by her husband, Earl; a daughter, Deanna and her husband, Keith Spurgeon; a son, Jack M. Wright and his wife, Carolyn; a sister, Jewel Timmerman; nine grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Rozine Summers Patton; three nieces and numerous cousins. She was preceded in death by her father, Jack O'Bryan; stepmother, Oma; and her mother, Anna Pearl Spotts O'Bryan. Dolores worked 25 years for the Missouri Division of Family Services. She was a member of the IJ Chapter of P.E.O. and also a member of Northgate Baptist Church. (Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer's Sons White Chapel, 6600 N. Antioch Rd., Gladstone, MO 64119) 

EVERLENER WRIGHT 
Everlener Wright, 78, Kansas City, KS, passed away Friday, February 11, 2000, at Villa St. Francis Nursing Home, Olathe, KS. Cremation. Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, February 15, 2000, at Mrs. J.W. Jones Memorial Chapel, 703 N. 10th St., Kansas City, KS. (Arrangements: Mrs. J.W. Jones Memorial Chapel) 

JOHN VERNARD YOUNG 
John Vernard Young, 94, departed this life Thursday, February 10, 2000, at Baptist Medical Center in Kansas City, MO. Graveside service will be at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 16, at the Brooking Cemetery. Visitation will be 11 a.m. -12- noon, at the Lawrence A. Jones and Sons Linwood Chapel, 1800 Linwood Blvd., Kansas City, MO. He was born in Kansas City, KS, the youngest of three children. His parents and brother and sister preceded him in death. He received his education in Kansas and Missouri schools. He enjoyed boxing and was also active in politics in the 40's and 50's. He was the owner of the chartered Gay Fad Club located on 22nd Terr. and Vine and a delicatessen at 26th and Woodland. He left Kansas City in the late 60's to reside in Chicago, IL. Returning to Kansas City, MO, in the later years due to declining health. Leaving to mourn, daughter, Loretta Harry, Carona, CA; two sons, LeRoy A. Young and Paris B. Young, Kansas City; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. (Arrangements: Lawrence A. Jones and Sons Linwood Chapel)


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