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JOSEPH THOMAS ALLIN, JR.
Joseph Thomas Allin, Jr., 76, Raytown, MO, passed away Sunday, January 16, 2000, at his home, after a courageous battle with cancer. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, January 19, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church; with burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, January 18, at McGilley State Line Chapel, where a rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Memorial contributions to the Kansas City Hospice. Mr. Allin was born August 11, 1923, in Kansas City, MO, to Joseph T., Sr. and Margaret Allin. He graduated from Central High School in 1941, where he played football. He valiantly and proudly served his country in WWII as a Lt. JG Navy Pilot. Upon returning from the war, Joe married Patricia Ann on August 21, 1948. he retired from Santa Fe Railroad in 1983 as Superintendent of the car department after 32 years of employment. He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Joe enjoyed traveling, family vacations to the lake, Chiefs tailgating, and spending time with his family of 12 children, 18 grandchildren, and his wife of 51 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Margaret Allin. Survivors include his wife, Pat Allin, of the home; his children, Joe Allin, Susie Biggerstaff, Chuck Allin, Laura Knott and Christy Poe, all of Lee's Summit, MO, Pam Kerr of Leawood, KS, Patti Davey and Matt Allin, of Kansas City, MO, Jeannie Wallis, of Minneapolis, MN, Debbie King, of Overland Park, KS, Gary and Larry Allin, of Raytown, MO; his brothers and sisters, Ann Hart, of Kansas City, MO, Margaret Jakobe, of Leawood, KS, Dorothy Lee, of Cleveland, MO, George Allin, of Wichita, KS, Catherine Wessing and John Allin, of Drexel, MO, James Allin, of Lee's Summit, MO, and Jean Davidson, of Independence, MO; and 18 grandchildren. Joe was a happy, hardworking, dedicated and loving husband, father and grandpa, who will be greatly missed by his family and friends. His loving legacy of virtue, diligence and pride will always remain in the hearts of his family. (Arrangements: McGilley State Line Chapel, 816-942-6180) 

MERLYN F. ANKRUM 
Merlyn F. Ankrum, 76, Raytown, MO, passed away Sunday, January 16, 2000, at St. Joseph Health Center. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, January 20, at St. Luke's United Methodist Church; burial in Green Lawn Cemetery, Kansas City, MO. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Park Lawn Funeral Home. The family suggests contributions to St. Luke's United Methodist Memorial Fund. Mr. Ankrum was born August 18, 1923, in Clarkville, IA. He was a WWII veteran of the Coast Guard, and had worked for Hallmark Cards, Inc. He was a charter member of St. Luke's United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Lela R. Ankrum, of the home; brother, James Ankrum, Albuquerque, NM; two sisters, Carol Ankrum, Raytown, MO, and Janice Carroll, Ava, MO; mother-in-law, Zella West, Raymore, MO; two aunts; 12 nieces and nephews; 16 great-nieces and great-nephews; five great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews; and numerous cousins. (Arr- angements: Park Lawn Funeral Home) 

CECELIA BINAGGIO BATES 
Cecelia Binaggio Bates, 78, Lake Lotawana, MO, passed away January 16, 2000, at Research Medical Center. Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, January 18, at Holy Rosary Church; burial in St. Mary's Cemetery. Friends may call 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Sebbeto Chapel, where the rosary will be said at 5:30 p.m. Ceil was born in Kansas City, MO, and moved to Lake Lotawana 47 years ago. She was a member of the Community Club of the lake as well as the Missouri Yacht Club. Ceil was a graduate of St. Theresa Academy. She enjoyed working the elections for Jackson County. Ceil was a caring mother, a devoted and loving grandmother. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Binaggio, of 11 years; and her husband, Joseph Bates of 20 years; daughter, Anita Marie. Ceil is survived by son, John Binnagio Bates; "sister," Josephine Cello; "niece," Cindy Cordsen; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Ceil was an active member of the lake's community and loved the many friends she made there. (Arrange- ments: Sebbeto Funeral Home) 

JOSEPH W. BAUER
Joseph W. Bauer, 89, Kansas City, MO, passed away Sunday, January 16, 2000, at Baptist Medical Center. A private family graveside service will be held at Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Guardian Angels Parish or the charity of your choice. Mr. Bauer was born December 11, 1910, in Kansas City, MO. He is survived by daughter, Diana Jo Bauer; grandsons, Geno Poarch, and Joe Poarch and his wife, Shelley, and his beloved dog, Hogan, all of Kansas City, MO. (Arrangements: Mt. Moriah & Freeman Chapel, (816) 942-2004) 

RAYMOND L. BEACH 
Raymond L. Beach, 79, Leavenworth, KS, died Sunday, January 16, 2000, at Providence Medical Center, Kansas City, KS. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, January 19, at Quisenberry Chapel, Toganoxie, KS; burial in Fall Creek Cemetery, Jarbalo, KS. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, January 18, at the Quisenberry Funeral Home. (Arr- angements: Quisenberry Funeral Home) 

MARGARET FRANCES (STANLEY) BECKER 
Margaret Frances (Stanley) Becker, 68, passed away January 16, 2000. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, January 22, at Lone Jack Cemetery, Lone Jack, MO. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, January 19, at Charter Funerals/Earp & Sons Chapel, 5000 Blue Ridge Cutoff, Kansas City, MO. Margaret was born January 22, 1931, in Lone Jack, MO. She lived in Jackson County most of her life. She retired from Montgomery Ward after 36 years. Margaret was a member of Optimist International, Sugar Creek, Optimist International, Blue Ridge, and a member of Eagles Fraternity, Sugar Creek. She was preceded in death by her father, Harry Stanley; mother, Sarah Frances Burnett; and sisters, Loretta Gregg and Donna Wright. She is survived by her husband, Michael; sons, Wilbur E. and Jerry C. Porter; daughters, Wilma Pugh and Connie Dungan; stepdaughters, Jean M. Barker and Michelle and Robin Becker; brothers, James A., Raymond, Larry and Ronnie Stanley; sisters, Thelma Robinson, Barbara Priestmeyer, Alice F. Reed and Patricia Booyer; 12 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. (Arrange- ments: Charter Funerals, (816) 921-5555) 

LOIS MAY BRATCHER BECKETT 
Lois May Bratcher Beckett, 90, of Liberty, MO, died Friday, January 14, 2000, at the Ashton Court Care Center. Funeral services were Monday at Church-Archer- Pasley Chapel, Liberty; burial in Glenridge Cemetery, Liberty. Mrs. Beckett was born April 12, 1909, in Diaz, AR, and had lived in Liberty for 65 years. Mrs. Beckett worked in the Food Service Department of the Liberty Public Schools until she retired in 1975. She was preceded in death by her first husband, DeWitt Bratcher; her second husband, Wilbert Beckett; a son, Harold Beckett; and a grandson, Michael McFadden. She is survived by a son, James Bratcher, Liberty; daughter, Dorothy Dye, Raytown; a sister, Ethel Jarvis, Jonesboro; five grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great- grandchildren. 

DONALD L. BELL 
Donald L. Bell, 84, Rich Hill, MO, died January 16, 2000, at Bates County Memorial Hospital, Butler, MO. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 19, at Sheldon-Booth Funeral Home, Rich Hill; burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler. Visitation will be 7-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. 

JOSEPHINE LEONA BRADLEY 
Josie Bradley, 82, Bonner Springs, KS, passed away Sunday, January 16, 2000, at Edwardsville Convalescent Center, Edwardsville, KS. Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 19, at the Alden- Harrington Chapel, Bonner Springs; with burial in Bonner Springs Cemetery. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, January 18, at the chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to Rehms Park Baptist Church. Mrs. Bradley was born on July 23, 1917, in Kansas City, KS. She was an avid bird watcher and loved gardening and raising flowers. Her family was her proudest accomplishment. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Carol Bradley Meeker in 1979. Survivors include her husband John Bradley, of the home; one son, John W. Bradley, of Orrick, MO; four daughters, Patricia Bradley, of the home; Kathy Benson, of Edwardsville, KS; Margaret Chapman, of Bonner Springs; Gloria Chambers, of Leavenworth, KS; one sister, Julia Bellm, of Linwood, KS; four grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. (Arrange- ments: Alden- Harrington Funeral Home) 

HENRY CARTER 
Henry Carter, 88, Ottawa, KS, (formerly of Rantoul, KS), passed away Sunday, January 16, 2000, at Ransom Memorial Hospital, Ottawa, KS. Funeral services will held 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 19, at Eddy-Birchard Funeral Home, Osawatomie, KS; burial in Stanton Cemetery, rural Miami County. He will lie in state from 1-8 p.m. Tuesday, January 18, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Lane Masonic Lodge. (Arrangements: Eddy Birchard Funeral Home, Osawatomie, KS) 

HERMAN W. CAW 
Herman W. Caw, 76, Kansas City, MO, (formerly of St. Joseph, MO), died Sunday, January 16, 2000, at his home. Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, January 19, at the Heaton-Bowmen- Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel with the Reverend Bill Bridgewater officiating; burial in Memorial Park Cemetery, St. Joseph, MO. Friends may call after 12-noon Tuesday, January 18, at the chapel, where the family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. that evening. Memorial contributions may be made to the Northland Hospice, 3100 NE 83rd Street, Ste. 2300, Kansas City, MO, 64119. (Arrangements: Heaton- Bowman- Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel) 

CHARLES C. "CHICK" CHANDLER 
Charles C. "Chuck" Chandler, 41, Parsons, KS, died Sunday, January 16, 2000, at his home. He had been in ill health for several months. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, January 19, at the St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Parsons, KS, with Father Michael Schemn officiating; with burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. The rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Parsons High School Vikings Scholarship Fund in his mane. He was born December 19, 1958, in Parsons, KS, a son of William F. and Joann K. (Clifford) Chandler. He graduated from Parsons High School in 1977, and was employed as a trainman with the Union Pacific Railroad. He and Victoria Stamps were married June 6, 1992, at the former St. Mary's Catholic Church in Parsons. Survivors include his wife, Victoria Chandler, of the home; two step sons, Jason Hammett, Pittsburg, KS, and Reece Hammett, of the home; his parents, Bill and Joann Chandler, of Parsons, KS; five brothers, Joe Chandler, of Colorado Springs, CO, John Chandler, of Bridgeton, MO, Tom Chandler, of Nixa, MO, Frank Chandler, of Parsons, KS, Donal Chandler, of Parsons, KS; three sisters, Marie Vickery, of Wichita, KS, Rosemary Duling, of Wichita, Rita Dunn, of Muskogee, OK. A sister, Kathleen Bussinger, preceded him in death. (Arrangements: Carson- Wall Funeral Home, Parson, KS) 

CARLA S. COFIELD 
Carla S. Cofield, 20, Kansas City, KS, passed away Saturday January, 15, 2000, at Kansas University Medical Center. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, January 20, at the Crossroads Church, 2500 S. 44th Street, Shawnee, KS; burial in Highland Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 9-11 a.m. Thursday at the church. (Arrangements: Mrs. J.W. Jones Memorial Chapel, 913-321-0253) 

MARY R. CONLAN 
Mary R. Conlan, 58, Overland Park, died Saturday, January 15, 2000, at her home after a courageous struggle with ovarian cancer. Memorial services will be 4 p.m. Wednesday, January 19, at the Village Presbyterian Church, 6641 Mission Rd., Prairie Village, KS 66208. A reception and time of fellowship will follow the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Village Presbyterian Church Food Pantry or St. Luke's Shawnee Mission Hospice, 3100 Broadway, Suite #300, Kansas City, MO 64111. Mary was born April 21, 1941, in Lyons, Ks., the daughter of Lawrence and Georgia Waggoner Longwell. Mary was an outstanding and dedicated Kansas educator who worked tirelessly in that profession for over 30 years. A longtime member of the local, state, and national Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), she served many years as president of the local chapter and Governor for the Kansas CEC. She touched the lives of literally thousands of students and families across the state and in the Kansas City area before her retirement in 1995 as Director of Special Education for the Shawnee Mission School District. It was typical of her to know the name of every classroom staff member and most of the students in the special education programs. She had the ability to make each one of them feel special, and had both a vision for the future and the ability to guide the department. Her work on behalf of students with special needs will be continued by the many people she inspired. Mary was a faithful member of the Village Presbyterian Church, where she was active in the Christ Care Small Group Ministry. Mary embraced all of life, especially enjoying nature, music, dance, drama, art, camping, fishing, and people with whom to share these things. As wife, sister, aunt, and friend, she gave us the gift of love. Survivors include her husband, Douglas Conlan, Overland Park; two sisters, Martha Lusk and husband, Stephen, Pleasanton, Ca., Jane Randall and husband, Chris, Topeka, Ks.; father- in-law and mother-in-law, Col. Douglas M. and Margaret Conlan, Dallas, Tx.; sister- in-law, Carol Dee Hamilton and her husband, Franklin D., Ft. Myers, Fl.; nieces and nephews, Ryan Randall and Megan Randall, Topeka, Ks., Rhett and Jill Francis, Dallas, Tx., Tammy Green, Aptos, Ca.; and an aunt, Ruth Hassler, Washington, Ks. (Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer's Sons Johnson County Chapel) 

GEORGIA DOLPH 
Georgia Dolph, Kansas City, KS, passed away Sunday, January 16, 2000, at The Manor of Kansas City. Funeral mass will be 10 a.m. Friday, January 21, at Holy Cross Catholic Church; burial in Brooking Cemetery. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Thursday, at Sheil Independence Avenue Funeral Home, where the rosary will be said at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Holy Cross Catholic Church or the Downs Syndrome Guild, 8340 Mission Road, Overland Park, KS, 66206. Georgia was born on July 1, 1909, in Kansas City, MO. She was preceded in death by her husband, Francis Dolph. She is survived by her son, Michael Dolph of Kodiak, AK; daughter, Mary Raney of Kansas City, KS; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. (Ar- rangements: Sheil Independence Avenue Funeral Home) 

IRIS G. (CROFT) DOUGHERTY 
Iris G. (Croft) Dougherty, 82, Kansas City, MO, passed away Friday, January 14, 2000, at Menorah Medical Center. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, January 19, at Charter Funerals/Earp & Sons Chapel, 4707 Truman Rd., Kansas City, MO; burial in Elmwood Cemetery. Friends may call 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at the chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, Ararat Shrine and Zonta International, Zonta Kansas City Club 1 of Kansas City, MO, P.O. Box 300320, Kansas City, MO 64130. (Arrangements: Charter Funerals, (816) 921-5555) 

JACK DOWNING 
Jack Downing, 79, Neodesha, KS (formerly of Shawnee, KS) died Sunday, January 16, 2000, at St. Johns Medical Center, Tulsa, OK. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, January 22, 2000, at the Loran Fawcett Funeral Home, Neodesha; burial in Neodesha Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. (Arrangements: Loran Fawcett Funeral Home, Neodesha, KS) 

ROSE ROUNTREE ELLINGTON 
Rose Rountree Ellington, 92, Blue Springs, MO, died Sunday, January 16, 2000, at St. Mary's Hospital of Blue Springs. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, January 20, at D.W. Newcomer's Sons Blue Springs Chapel; burial in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. Friends may 12 noon until service time on Thursday at the chapel. Rose was born January 31 , 1907, in Springfield, MO, to George and Anna (Dial) Vansant. She was a sales clerk for Sears Roebuck prior to her retirement. She attended First Baptist Church of Blue Springs and was a member of 15th Street Baptist Church. She was a Sunday School Teacher for many years. She was a longtime member of the VFW Auxiliary. Rose was preceded in death by her daughter, Gwendolyn Jones, in 1947; her first husband, Esta Rountree, in 1957; and her second husband of 28 years, Carl O. Ellington on September 29, 1999. Rose is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Milton and Olive Rountree, Mountain Home, AR; her stepson and his wife, Carl D. and Shirley Ellington, Farmington, MI; her sisters, Edna M. Meier, Independence, MO, and Thelma Beaman, Boise, ID; a brother, Clarence Perkins, Cudhay, CA; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. (Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer's Sons Blue Springs Chapel, (816) 229-3276) 

AGATHA B. "GAY" FAJEN 
Agatha B. "Gay" Fajen, 86, Ft. Wayne, IN, (formerly of Kansas City, KS), died Sunday, January 16, 2000, in Ft. Wayne. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 19, at Maple Hill Funeral Home; burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery. Friends may call 12-1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Faith Baptist Church, Ft. Wayne, IN. (Arrangements: Maple Hill Funeral Home) 

HARRISON GIBSON 
Harrison Gibson, 49, Kansas City, MO, passed away Saturday, January 15, 2000, at St. Luke's Hospital. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, January 21, at Linwood United Church, 3151 Olive, Kansas City, MO; burial in Forest Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be 9-11 a.m. Friday at the church. (Arrangements: E.R. Morris Funeral Chapel, 4316 Troost Ave.) 

JOSEPH L. GRANT 
Joseph L. Grant, 79, Independence, MO, passed away Saturday, January 15, 2000, at Independence Regional Health Center. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, January 20, at Speaks Midtown Chapel; burial in Mound Grove Cemetery. Friends may call 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the chapel. Memorial contributions are suggested to the charity of choice. Mr. Grant was born February 12, 1920, in Humansville, MO, the son of Stanley and Mae Bell Street Grant. He moved to Topeka, KS, with his family, where he graduated from high school. He was an Army veteran of WWII. In 1951, he moved to Independence, MO. Mr. Grant was an executive secretary for The Kansas City Star for 33 years, retiring in 1989. He was an institutional representative for Boy Scout Troop 278 for many years. Mr. Grant was an Elder in the Farview Restoration Branch. Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Betty Jo Grant, of the home; a son, David J. Grant, Roseville, MI; two daughters, Deborah Grant, Plano, TX, and Rebecca Hicks, Ottawa, KS; four granddaughters, Heather and Hannah Grant, Amber and Sarah Hicks; and two stepgrandsons, Ryan and Zachary Hicks. (Arrangements: Speaks Midtown Chapel) 

FRANK L. HAMILTON 
Frank L. Hamilton,57, of Kansas City, MO, passed away Wednesday, January 5, 2000, at his home. Graveside services were held 11:30 a.m. Monday, January 17, in Forest Hill Cemetery with Reverend Ledrue Williams officiating. (Arrange- ments: Lawrence A. Jones & Sons Linwood Chapel) 

ROSALIE M. HEADLEY 
Rosalie M. Headley, 86, Independence, MO (formerly of Blue Springs, MO), died January 15, 2000, at The Groves. Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Friday, January 21, at Graceland Cemetery, Webster City, IA. Visitation will 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, January 20, at Webb-Freer Funeral Home, Blue Springs, where a rosary will be said at 7:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John La Lande Catholic Church Building Fund or Rosewood Care Center at The Groves. (Arrangements: Webb-Freer Funeral Home, Blue Springs, MO (816) 229-2101) 

DIANNE MARIE (SCHWAB) HECKMAN 
Dianne Marie (Schwab) Heckman, 49, passed away January 15, 2000, at home after a courageous battle with cancer. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, January 18, at St. Therese Catholic Church, Parkville, MO; burial in Mt. Moriah Terrace Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Dianne's name may be made to Kansas City Hospice or the American Cancer Society. Dianne was born in Kansas City, KS, on December 26, 1950, and had lived in the Kansas City area her entire life. She was preceded in death by her father, John A. Schwab, who passed away in 1988. She graduated from Bishop Ward High School in 1969, and started working at Commerce Bank. Later she worked for AT&T in the Engineering Department. She worked for Members America Credit Union (now Community America Credit Union) from 1991 until she became ill early in 1999. She married Ted Heckman in 1972, at Holy Family Catholic Church. From that union came two children, Michael and Stephanie. She loved to travel but wasn't able to travel as much as she wanted. Even though she was sick, her last trip, a trip to Hawaii with her husband and best friends she said "was her most favorite trip of all." Her free time was dedicated to helping her family and friends any way she could. She was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church, and a member of the Holy Family Altar Society. She leaves her husband, Ted Heckman, of the home; a son, Michael Jeffrey Heckman, St. Louis, MO; a daughter, Stephanie Marie Heckman, of the home; her mother, Dorothy J. Schwab, Kansas City, MO; her best friend since kindergarten who was as close as a sister, Mary Lou Salamon; and many other friends and relatives. God watched you as you suffered And knew you'd had your share He gently closed your weary eyes And took you in His care God has you in His keeping We have you in our hearts Your memory is our keepsake With that we'll never part God saw you getting tired And a cure was not to be He put His arm around you And whispered, "Come with Me." With tearful eyes we watched you And saw you fade away Although we loved you dearly We could not make you stay A golden heart stopped beating Hard working hands now rest God broke our hearts to prove To us He only takes the best. (Arrangements: Mt. Moriah Terrace Park, (816) 734-5500) 

DARRELL WAYNE HENRY 
Darrell Wayne Henry, 11, Kansas City, MO, son of Darryl Townsend and Rhonda Henry, passed away Sunday, January 16, 2000, at Research Medical Center. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, January 20, at Watkins Brothers Memorial Chapel; burial in Blue Ridge Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be 9-11 a.m. Thursday at the chapel. (Arrangements: Watkins Brothers Memorial Chapel) 

EDDIE V. HERN 
Eddie V. Hern, 69, Belton, MO, passed away January 16, 2000, at Research Medical Center. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, January 19, at E.K. George & Sons Belton Chapel; burial in Glenwild Cemetery, Cleveland, MO. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, January 18, at the Belton Chapel. Mr. Hern was born September 16, 1930, in Kansas City, MO. He retired as supervisor for Clay Bailey Mfg. Co. He was a longtime member of Blue Lodge in Drexel, MO. He was preceded in death by a stepson, Kevin Cunningham, in 1997. He is survived by his wife, Betty Hern, of the home; a son, Henry Hern, Harrison, AR; a daughter, Judy Horton, Green Forest, AR; a stepson, Bill Cunningham, Cameron, MO; a stepdaughter, Mary Collins, Kansas City, KS; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. (Arrangements: E.K. George & Sons, 611 Chestnut, Belton, MO) 

JO A. (HUDELSON) HEROLD 
Jo A. (Hudelson) Herold, 64, Merriam, KS, passed away peacefully on the evening of January 14, 2000. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 19, at the Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee; graveside services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Osage City Cemetery, Osage City, KS. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society or to Kansas City Hospice. (Arr- angements: Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee, (913) 631-5566) 

VIRGINIA G. (SNELSON) HOOVER 
Virginia G. (Snelson) Hoover, 81, Blue Springs, MO, (formerly of Independence, MO), passed away Sunday, January 16, 2000, at St. Mary's Hospital, Blue Springs, MO. Funeral will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, January 19, at Carson Funeral Home Blue Ridge Chapel; burial in Floral Hills Cemetery. Visitation will be 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 18, with the VFW Auxiliary Post 1000, services at 7:30 p.m. and rosary to be said at 8 p.m. at the Carson Funerals Blue Ridge Chapel Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, or to the American Diabetes Association. (Arrangements: Carson Funeral Home, 9100 Blue Ridge Blvd., Kansas City, MO) 

DOROTHY HOSTETTER 
Dorothy Hostetter, 82, Independence, MO, passed away Monday, January 17, 2000, at Blue Springs Care Center. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, January 20, at Blue Springs Cemetery, Blue Springs, MO. Visitation will be 12:30-1:30 p.m. Thursday at Geo. C. Carson & Sons Independence Chapel. 

WILLIAM "BILL" S. HUFF 
William "Bill" S. Huff, 77, Kansas City, MO, passed away Sunday, January 16, 2000, at the VA Medical Center. Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 19, at D.W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Chapel; burial in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. Friends may call 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 18, at the chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Kansas City, MO VA Medical Center. Bill was born November 25, 1922, in Marceline, MO. He was an analyst for Kansas City Power & Light Company, worked for General Electric Company, and was owner and operator of Huff Tax/Bookkeeping Service along with being co-owner and operator of several motels in Missouri and Kansas before retiring in 1999. He was an Army WWII veteran and went to Carnegie Institute of Technology, Pittsburgh, PA, where he was trained in communications. He then spent several years in China as a negotiator with the Truce Team. He is survived by his son, Douglas W. Huff, of the home; his partner and prior wife, Ruth H. Huff, Kansas City, MO; two sisters, Juanita Scott and her husband, Howard, Kansas City, MO, and Joan M. Finney and her husband, Winson, Overland Park, KS. (Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Chapel) 

VIOLET D. INNIS 
Violet D. Innis, 67, Kansas City, MO, passed away Saturday, January 15, 2000, at Truman Medical Center-West. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, January 20, at Lawrence A. Jones & Sons Linwood Chapel, 1800 E. Linwood Blvd., Kansas City, MO, with Rev. Willie Varner officiating; burial in Brooking Cemetery, Raytown, MO. Visitation will be 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday at the chapel. (Arrangements: Lawrence A. Jones & Sons Linwood Chapel) 

PAULINE R. JOHNSON 
Pauline R. Johnson, 86, Kansas City, MO, passed away Sunday, January 16, 2000, in the presence of her of her loving family. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, January 20, at Charter Funerals/Earp & Sons Chapel, 4707 Truman Rd., Kansas City, MO. Friends may call 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at the chapel. Mrs. Johnson is survived by her son, Larry A. Johnson and his wife, Betty; sister-in-law, Bessie Steele; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. (Arrange- ments: Charter Funerals, (816) 921-5555) 

GILBERT B. "GIB" KELLEY, M.D. 
Gilbert B. "Gib" Kelley, M.D., 87, Savannah, MO, died Sunday, January 16, 2000, at a Savannah health care facility. Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, January 19, at the First Baptist Church, Savannah, MO; interment in Savannah Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, January 18, at the Meierhoffer Family Funeral Service, Savannah, MO. The family suggest memorial gifts to First Baptist Church of Savannah, MO, the Dr. Gilbert B. Kelley Scholarship Fund c/o Savannah School District R-III or Boy Scouts of America, Pony Express Council. Gib was a physician practicing for over 50 years in the Andrew County Clinic of Doctors, Kelley, Long, Baker and Villahermosa. Survivors include six sons, David Byron Kelley of High Point, NC, Terrance Gilbert Kelley of Ledgewood, NJ, Timothy McKee Kelly of Savannah, MO, Reverend Patrick Michael Kelley of Lee's Summit, MO, Kevin Noel Kelley of Savannah, MO, and Kim O'Brian Kelley of Camdenton, MO; 18 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. (Arrange- ments: Meierhoffer Family Funeral Service, Savannah, MO) 

JOHN WILLIAM KENNEDY 
John William Kennedy, 70, Higginsville, MO, passed away January 16, 2000, at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, MO. Funeral service will be 10:30 a.,m. Thursday, January 20, at the First Baptist Church, Higginsville; burial in Missouri State Veterans Cemetery, Higginsville. Friends may call 2-5 p.m. Wednesday at Wiegers Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the church memorial fund. (Arrangements: Wiegers Funeral Home, Higginsville, MO) 

ELLA P. KIMBALL 
Ella P. Kimball, 73, Independence, MO, died January 16, 2000, at Independence Regional Health Center. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 19, at CSKC Assured Care Funerals, I-35 & Lamar; burial in Floral Hills Cemetery. Visitation will be 9-11 a.m. prior to the services on Wednesday. Mrs. Kimball was born January 1, 1927, in Kansas City, KS, daughter of James F. Reaves and Norma Eugene Dummit Reaves. She was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband, Robert Kimball; and a son, Paul Kimball and his wife, Ruth. (Arrangements: CSKC Assured Care Funerals, (913) 722-4555) 

GERTRUDE L. KING 
Gertrude L. King, 90, Blue Springs, MO (formerly of Independence, MO), passed away Saturday, January 15, 2000, at her son's residence in Paola, KS. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Thursday, January 20, 2000, at St. Mary's Catholic Church; graveside services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery, Brunswick, MO. Visitation will be 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday at George C. Carson & Sons Independence Chapel, where a rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Ann's Catholic Church. Mrs. King was born November 6, 1909, in Newton, KS. She was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church and had worked as a nurse's aid. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur King, in 1974. She is survived by two sons, Michael A. King, Paola, KS, and Stephen N. King, Whiting, IN; one daughter, Phyllis E. Rockers, Blue Springs, MO; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. (Arrangements: George C. Carson & Sons Independence Chapel) 

GEORGINA M. LAMORE 
Georgina M. Lamore, 72, Kansas City, MO, passed away January 17, 2000, at University Towers Medical Pavilion. Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, January 20, at Holy Rosary Church; burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Friends may call 4-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Sebbeto Chapel where the rosary will be said at 6:30 p.m. Georgina was a lifelong resident of Kansas City, MO. She was a waitress at the Red Front for many years. Georgina was a caring wife, devoted mother, loving grandmother and great-grandmother. She was preceded in death by her son, Jeffrey Lamore. Georgina is survived by husband, William E. Lamore; sons and their wives, Robert Hutsell, Jay and Debbie Hutsell, Bill and Rose Ann Lamore, Darrell Lamore; sisters and brothers-in- law, Lucy and Frank Arnone, Tina and Frank Spinello; brother and sister-in-law, Tom and Carol DeMartino; sister-in-law, Margaret Meo; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. (Arrangements: Sebbeto Funeral Home) 

BILLY C. LEE 
Billy C. Lee, 44, Kansas City, MO, passed away Friday, January 14, 2000. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, January 21, at E.R. Morris Funeral Chapel, 4316 Troost, Kansas City, MO; burial in Forest Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be 9-11 a.m. Friday, January 21, at the chapel. (Arrangements: E.R. Morris Funeral Chapel) 

L.H. "PARD" LEWIS 
L.H. "Pard" Lewis, 81, Excelsior Springs, passed away Sunday, January 16, 2000, at his home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 19, at the First Baptist Church in Lawson, MO; burial in the Lawson Cemetery with full military honors. The family will greet friends from 7- 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Jarman Chapel in Lawson. Mr. Lewis was born February 19, 1918, in Lawson, MO, the son of Albert and Maggie Lewis. He was united in married to Carlene Pohl on December 20, 1941. He was a member of Siloam Baptist in Excelsior Springs where he was a deacon. Mr. Lewis served his country in World War II as a Sergeant in the United States Army and received the Purple Heart. He had worked for Evans Oil Co. in Lawson for 17 years, and had been employed as the manager for the Pepsi Cola Bottling Plant in Excelsior Springs where he retired from in 1983. Since that time, he worked part time for the City of Excelsior Springs driving the Omni Bus. He was past director of the Chamber of Commerce in Excelsior Springs, and a member of the Excelsior Springs Optimist Club. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Raymond Lewis and a sister, Thelma Smith. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Carlene Lewis, of the home; five sons, Donald Lewis of Excelsior Springs, MO, Ronald Lewis of Lawson, MO, Larry Lewis of Excelsior Springs, MO, Stephen Lewis and David Lewis, both of Lawson, MO; and a sister, WillEtta Lewis of Kansas City, MO; 12 grandchildren; two step grandchildren, 17 great- grandchildren; and five step great- grandchildren. (Arrangements: Jarman Funeral Home, 214 N. Pennsylvania, Lawson, MO, 816-580-3212) 

AGNES L. LOCKE 
Agnes L. Locke, 90, Grandview, MO, passed away Sunday, January 16, 2000, at Life Care Center of Grandview. Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, January 18, 2000, at Forest Hill Cemetery. Friends may call 12 noon-1 p.m. Tuesday at Muehlebach Funeral Home, Kansas City, MO. Mrs. Locke was born in Jayton, TX. She was a member of the Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rufus H. Locke, in 1991. She is survived by her daughter, Joy R. Gregg, of Kansas City, MO; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. (Arrangements: Muehlebach Funeral Home) 

MARION MALINDA MARTIN 
Marion Malinda Martin, 86, of Carrollton, MO, died January 16, 2000, at Carroll County Memorial Hospital in Carrollton. He was born June 5, 1913, in Chariton County, MO, the son of William Ruban and Henrietta Baxter Martin. He attended rural school in Chariton County and was a farmer. He was a member of the Rich Hill Baptist Church. On August 30, 1932, he was married to Viola Amanda Martens in Carrollton; she preceded him in death on November 29, 1995. Survivors include four sons, Emil William Martin, Liberty, MO, Marion Donald Martin, Excelsior Springs, MO, Melvin Eugene Martin, Carrollton, and Rodger Wayne Martin, Kansas City, MO; a sister, Fontell Henningsen, Brunswick, MO; 12 grandchildren; and 19 great- grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, six brothers, and two sisters. Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 19, 2000, at Gibson Funeral Home, Carrollton, with the Reverend Ted Davis officiating; burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Carrollton. Visitation will be 7-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. The family suggests contributions to the Alzheimer's Association in memory of Mr. Martin. 

KENNEDY E. McLEOD II 
Ken McLeod, 58, Kansas City, MO, passed away Friday, January 14, 2000. Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, January 22, at New Salem Funeral Home, 24 Hi-way and North Blue Mills Road, Independence, MO, 816-796-8600. Burial will be 1 p.m. in Brooking Cemetery, 10004 East 53rd, Raytown, MO, 64133. Friends may call 10-11 a.m. prior to services at New Salem Chapel. In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations to Cancer Action, Inc., 12401 East 43rd, Independence, MO, 64055, or to the charity of your choice. Ken lived in the Kansas City area in his youth and graduated from East High School in 1959. Ken was a musician and played in the bay area of California and Las Vegas, NV, before returning to the Kansas City area in 1986 where he was involved in security work. Ken was a member of the Leeds Baptist Church. Ken is survived by his daughter, Kendra Watson and granddaughter, Summer, both of Las Vegas, NV; his mother Marguerite McLeod, of Kansas City, MO; a brother and family, Bill and Donna McLeod, Kelly Lee McLeod, all of Overland Park, KS; William C. and Angela McLeod and Will and Megan, all of North Kansas City, MO. (Arrangements: New Salem Funeral Home, Independence, MO) 

BETTY J. MEYER 
Betty J. Meyer, 74, Overland Park, KS, died Sunday, January 16, 2000, at her home. Visitation will be 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, January 18, at the D.W. Newcomer's Sons Johnson County Funeral Chapel, 11200 Metcalf. Private family services and burial in Johnson County Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 6701 W. 64th Street, Shawnee Mission, KS, 66202. Betty was born April 10, 1925, in Kansas City, MO, the daughter of Catherine and Claude Hill. Betty was a 1942 graduate of Redemptorist High School and attended St. Theresa's College. She was employed by the Farmer's Insurance Company for 10 years. Betty leaves behind her husband of 49 years, H. Chris Meyer; daughter, Elaine and her husband, Dennis Kellerman, Overland Park, KS; two grandchildren, Devin and Nora Kellerman; brother, Dr. John J. Hill and his wife, Lelia, Lee's Summit, MO; and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Dr. Richard Meyer and his wife, Wanda, Prairie Village, KS. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother and will be deeply missed by her family. (Arrange- ments: D.W. Newcomer's Sons Johnson County Funeral Chapel, 11200 Metcalf) 

MARVIN MOYER 
Marvin Moyer, 79, south Kansas City, MO, died Sunday, January 16, 2000, at Trinity Lutheran Hospital. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, January 19, at Mt. Moriah & Freeman Chapel, I-435 at Holmes Rd.; burial in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Friends may call 12 noon-1 p.m. Wednesday at the chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. Mr. Moyer was born November 4, 1920, in Carthage, MO. He graduated from Carthage High School in 1938. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII with the Sixth Armored Division. After his discharge he moved to Kansas City, MO, returning to A&P where he worked for 15 years. He worked for Kraft Foods for 15 years, Isis Foods for 13 years, and retired from Sysco Foods. After retirement Marvin was active in the Sixth Armored activities and annual reunions. Marvin was a member of the Masonic Lodge #197, Carthage, MO, Chapter and Council, K.C. Commandery #10, Eastern Star, Westport Chapter #345, and Ararat Temple. He received his 50-year pin in all orders. He was preceded in death by his mother and stepfather, Maurine and George Reed. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Audrie; daughter and son-in- law, Denise and Bob Staker, Hernando, FL; son, Marc, Arlington, TX; aunt, Mildred Williams, Florida; and cousins, nieces and nephews. (Arrangements: Mt. Moriah & Freeman Chapel, (816) 942- 2004) 

HAZEL MARIE PAUL 
Hazel Marie Paul, 89, Belton, MO, a lifelong resident of Raymore and Belton, passed away Monday, January 17, 2000. at Research Belton Hospital. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, January 20, at E.K. George & Sons Belton Chapel; burial in Raymore Cemetery. Visitation will be 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 19, at the Belton Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 2007 Broadway, Kansas City, MO 64108. Mrs. Paul was born September 16, 1910, in Raymore, MO. She was a member of Belton United Methodist Church. She graduated from Raymore High School in 1929. She married Hugh T. Paul on August 28, 1932. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh T. Paul on January 27, 1988; two daughters, Elaine Paul and Carol Ann Boone; a brother, Ray Shipley; and a sister, Fern Paul. She is survived by her daughter, Linda Hoye, Belton, MO; a sister, Wilma Lash, Lathrop, MO; a brother, Willard Shipley, Smithville, MO; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. (Arrangements: E.K. George & Sons, 611 Chestnut, Belton, MO 64030) 

JOHN C. PETERSON 
John "Pete" Clair Peterson, 81, Osawatomie, KS, died Sunday, January 16, 2000, at Great Plains Rehabilitation Center, Gardner, KS. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, January 19, at Eddy-Birchard Funeral Home, Osawatomie; burial in the Osawatomie Cemetery. He will lie in state after 1 p.m. Tuesday, January 18, at the funeral home, where visitation will be 7-8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Olathe Hospice or the Humane Society. (Arrangements: Eddy-Birchard Funeral Home, Osawatomie, KS) 

RICHARD M. PHOENIX, SR. 
Richard M. Phoenix, Sr., 80, St. Joseph, MO, died Monday, January 17, 2000, at a St. Joseph, MO, hospital. Services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday, January 19, at the Heaton- Bowman- Smith and Sidenfaden Chapel; with the Reverend Jim Stuck officiating. Burial in Memorial Park Cemetery, St. Joseph, MO. Visitation will be after 10 a.m. Tuesday, January 18, at the chapel, with the family to receive friends from 7- 8:30 p.m. that evening. (Arrangements: Heaton- Bowman-Smith and Sidenfaden Chapel, St. Joseph, MO) 

BETTY L. PITTMAN 
Betty L. Pittman, 68, Ava, MO, died Saturday, January 15, 2000, at Hillcrest Specialty Hospital, Tulsa, OK. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, January 19, at D.W. Newcomer's White Chapel Funeral Home; burial in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Gladstone, MO. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, January 16, at D.W. Newcomer's White Chapel, Gladstone, MO. Mrs. Pittman was born in Nashville, TN, and worked as a Realtor. She was a member of American Business Women's Association, and Missouri Reality Association. She was preceded in death by husband, Edwin and daughter, Margaret "Peggy" Muzingo. Survivors include her mother, Margaret J. Potts, Ava, MO; two daughters, Celeste Schmidt, Parkville, MO, and Estelle L. Keele, Sarasota, FL; a brother, John Potts, Sr., Ava. MO; and sister, Delores Barnum, North Port, FL; friend, Lonnie Denney, Ponca City, OK; seven grandchildren; and five great- grandchildren. (Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer's Sons White Chapel, 6600 N. Antioch Road, Gladstone, MO, 64119 

MARGARET E. RANSONE 
Margaret E. Ransone, 89, Fairfax, VA, died January 2, 2000. Memorial services were held on Saturday, January 22, at Corinth Cemetery, Prairie Village, KS. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to Hospice of Northern Virginia, P.O. Box 1576, Merrifield, VA 22116-1576. She was the beloved wife of D.C. Ransone, who preceded her in death in 1974. She was the mother of Dee Ann Schmidt and Dennis Ransone. She is also survived by three sisters, Clela Stewart, Jerry LeQuire and Charlene Skypeck; six grandchildren, Ellie Schmidt, Rick Schmidt, Bridget Shepard, Jessica Ransone, Marisa Ransone and Jared Ransone; and two great-grandchildren, Ricky Schmidt and Jessica Schmidt. (Arrange- ments: Everly Funeral Home, Fairfax, VA) 

ERIC M. REYNOLDS 
Mr. Eric M. Reynolds, 48, Kansas City, MO, passed away Saturday, January 15, 2000, at Vencor Hospital of Kansas City. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, January 22, at the Lawrence A. Jones & Sons Linwood Chapel, Kansas City, MO; burial in Brooking Cemetery, Raytown, MO. Visitation will be 10-11 a.m. Saturday at the chapel. (Arrangements: Lawrence A. Jones & Sons Linwood Chapel) 

BROOKS CRAIG RICKARD, SR. 
Brooks Craig Rickard, Sr., 83, Overland Park, KS, passed away Sunday, January 16, 2000, at Baptist Medical Center, Kansas City, MO. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 19, at the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 9100 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS; burial in Highland Cemetery, Medicine Lodge, KS. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, January 18, at McGilley and Hoge Funeral Chapel, The family requests memorial contributions to the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection. Mr. Rickard was one of 12 children born to Charles and Mima Jane Rickard. He was born near Zenda, KS, and attended public school in Medicine Lodge, KS, and received a degree in psychology from Fort Hays State College. He was a member of the Kansas Academy of Science and Phi Kappa Phi Fraternity. He owned a Singer sewing machine shop in Rock Springs, WY. He then entered the United States Army teaching psychology to the troops at the University of Hawaii. In 1946 he began working for Northwestern National Life where he built their 2nd largest agency in the State of Wisconsin. He was president of the Wisconsin General Agents and Manager's Association. In 1967 he moved the family to Kansas City and became the general manager of the Kansas City agency. He served on the board of directors of the City Union Mission for 25 years, and on the membership committee of the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce. He was a member of Blue Lodge, Consistery, and Abdallah Shrine Temple, Boy Scout leader, and Scoutmaster. Active in his church all of his adult life, he taught Sunday school and was superintendent of Church school. Synod responsibilities included Delegate Chair and special projects for the church. He was a member of the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection since 1967. He had many interests, writing, painting, leatherwork, assemblages, teaching, traveling and was a family historian. He co-authored a book on Rickards which is in the Johnson County and Sedgwick County libraries. He married Bessie Margaret Crum in 1939, who passed away in 1976. In 1984, he married Mary Louise Lunceford. He is survived by his wife, Mary Lunceford Rickard, of the home; sons, B. Craig II, Olathe, KS, and Robert Alan, Denver, CO; daughters, Jeanne Garrison, Olathe, KS, Nancy Jo Rickard, Denver, CO, Jan McConnell, Overland Park, KS, and Sue Kilgore, Lenexa, KS; two step-children, James Lunceford, Hilton Head Island, SC, and Edith Lorenz, Overland Park, KS; He is also survived by 20 grandchildren, 10 great-grand- children; brothers, L.O. "Sam" Rickard, Medicine Lodge, KS, F.D. Rickard, Fort Collins, CO, Dorcil "Andy" Rickard, Los Alamos, NM, and L.H. "Dub" Rickard, Medicine Lodge, KS. (Arrangements: McGilley and Hoge Funeral Chapel) 

ANNIE L. RODGERS 
Annie L. Rodgers, 68, Kansas City, MO, passed away Sunday, January 16, 2000, at Research Medical Center, Kansas City, MO. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, January 22, at Paseo Baptist Church, 2501 Paseo Blvd., Kansas City, MO, with Dr. Charles Briscoe officiating; burial in Forest Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Friday, January 21, at Lawrence A. Jones & Sons Linwood Chapel, 1800 E. Linwood Blvd., Kansas City, MO. (Arrangements: Lawrence A. Jones & Sons Linwood Chapel) 

FRANK KNOX ROGERS 
Frank Knox Rogers, 82, Lenexa, KS, passed away Saturday, January 15, 2000, at the Shawnee Mission Medical Center, Merriam, KS. Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 19, at the Lenexa United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Save the Children, 54 Wilton Road, P.O. Box 950, Westport, CT 06881. Mr. Rogers was born July 2, 1917, in Rathwell, Manitoba, Canada, to Clifford and Ethel (Hanson) Rogers. He had a 40- year career as a chemical engineer in the Research and Development Department at Gulf Oil Chemicals Company and predecessor companies. His education included a bachelor of science degree from the University of Manitoba and a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from McGill University, Montreal, Canada. He is survived by his wife, Pamela (Newcombe) Rogers; his children, Lynn Simpson, Estelle Walling, Timothy Rogers and Angela Byrne; and eight grandchildren. (Arrangements: Amos Family Chapel of Lenexa. (913) 888- 6611) 

FRANCES D. SANTOS 
Frances D. Santos, 85, Kansas City, MO, daughter of the late Antonio and Emilia Fernandez Santos, who were of New Bedford, MA, died Saturday, January 15, 2000, at St. Joseph Health Center. Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, January 18, at Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Friends may call 12 noon- 1 p.m. Tuesday at Mt. Moriah & Freeman Chapel, I-435 at Holmes Rd. Frances went to the Silvian & Howland School in New Bedford and worked as a sewing machine operator in the Monarch Wash Suit Co. She was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII enlisting on August 9, 1943, in Boston, MA. She served with the Signal Corps of the Ninth Air Force Service Command in England, France, Luxembourg, and Germany as a telephone operator and also worked in the Intelligence Office. She received the Good Conduct Medal, WAAC Service Ribbon and the European Theatre Ribbon with two Bronze Stars. She was honorably discharged on October 21, 1945. She retired from the Ethyl Development Corp. in Kansas City. She was preceded in death by Raoul Santos, Antonio Santos and Mary Santos Arrura. She is survived by two sisters, Aurora Ferreira, New Bedford, MA, Lydia Pimentel, Gulfport, FL; and brother, Daniel Santos, New Bedford, MA. (Arrangements: Mt. Moriah & Freeman Chapel, (816) 921-5555) 

ANDREW T. SAPPENFIELD 
Andrew Toll Sappenfield, 97, Blue Springs, MO, passed away Monday, January 17, 2000, at his home. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 19, at the First Baptist Church of Blue Springs, 15th & Main, with the Rev. Thomas Sharp and the Rev. Paul Bazelgett officiating; burial in Blue Springs Cemetery. Friends may call 8:30- 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church, prior to the service. Mr. Sappenfield was born Mary 22, 1902, in Kansas City, KS, and moved to Blue Springs in 1932. He was the owner/operator of a filling station and garage on Main Street, and also owned and operated the Blue Springs Creamery and Blue Springs Ice Company. He worked for 32 years as the Chief engineer at Adam's Dairy in Blue Springs. He was a member and Deacon and Former Trustee of the First Baptist Church of Blue Springs. Andrew was also an avid fisherman. Andrew was preceded in death by his wife, Agnes Brooks Sappenfield, six brothers, and three sisters. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, James Kent and Ginger Sappenfield, Blue Springs, MO; one daughter and son- in-law, Roma Lee and Bill Mullenioux, Lexington, MO; one sister, Ruby Weakley, Kansas City, KS; five grandchildren, Mark, Michael, and Marsha Mullenioux and Amanda and Tiffany Sappenfield; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. "Dad has looked forward to this journey for a long time -- Bon Voyage! Catch a big one!" (Arrangements: Webb-Freer Funeral Home, Blue Springs, MO, (816) 229-2101) 

ANNA IRENE "MICKEY" SHINKLE 
Anna Irene "Mickey" Shinkle, 78, Mound City, KS, passed away January 15, 2000. Cremation memorial services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, January 22, at the Coffel-Schneider-Fairchild Chapel, Mound City, KS; inurnment will be in the Woodland Cemetery. The family suggests contributions to the Mound City Library. Mickey was born March 21, 1921, in Plainsville, KS, the daughter of Patrick and Mary Mallery McConigly. She married William C. Shinkle September 8, 1944, in Lawrence, KS. She graduated from Kansas University Under Graduate School and received her Doctorate from Kansas University Medical School. She earned her law degree from Drake University in Des Moines, IA. She was a member of the Kansas and Iowa Bar Association, and was a member of the Law Review at Drake University, the American Legion Auxiliary, PEO of Des Moines, the Delta Gamma Sorority. She President of the Mound City Library, and a member of the Mound City Township Cemetery Board. Anna was a member of the St. Timothy Episcopal Church in Des Moines. She practiced Law in Fort Scott for a short time during part of 1969-1970. She then returned to Des Moines and practiced in her own firm of Shinkle and Shinkle, with her son. Mickey was preceded in death by five brothers. Survivors include her husband, Dr. William Shinkle, of the home; two sons, William Michael Shinkle, of Davenport, IA, and David Chapman Shinkle of West Des Moines, IA; one daughter, Margaret Jane Goodison, of Mound City, KS; five grand children; and two great- grand children. (Arr- angements: Coffel- Schneider- Fairchild Funeral Homes, Mound City, KS) 

REX H. SPAUR
Rex H. Spaur, 75, Knoxville, IA, (formerly of Kansas City), passed away Saturday, January 15, 2000, of cancer at the Knoxville Area Community Hospital. Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 18, at the Assembly of God Church in Knoxville, IA; burial in Graceland Cemetery in Knoxville. Friends may call 9 a.m. Monday and the family will be present from 6-8 p.m. that evening, at the Bybee & Davis Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Central Iowa or the Assembly of God Church. (Arr- angements: Bybee & Davis Funeral Home, 301 N. Second Street, Knoxville, IA, 50138) 

HOLLIE NEAL STOKES 
Hollie Neal Stokes, 71, Kansas City, KS, passed away January 9, 2000, at Bethany Medical Center. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, January 19, at Lawrence A. Jones & Sons Funeral Chapel, 2065 N. 5th St., Kansas City, KS; burial in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Kansas City, KS. Visitation will be 12 noon-1 p.m. Wednesday at the chapel. (Arrange- ments: Lawrence A. Jones & Sons Funeral Chapel, Kansas City, KS) 

SHIRLEY M. SWISHER 
Shirley M. Swisher, 73, Overland Park, KS, died Sunday, January 16, 2000, at Bethany Medical Center. Memorial services will be 7 p.m. Thursday, January 20, at Park Lawn Funeral Home. (Arrange- ments: Park Lawn Funeral Home) 

JOHN TAUSEN 
John Tausen, 90, Kansas City, MO, passed away Sunday, January 16, 2000, at St. Joseph Health Center. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 19, 2000, at St. Thomas More Church; interment at Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Friends may call 9:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the National Shrine of St. Jude, 205 W. Monroe St., Chicago, IL 60606, or St. Joseph Health Center Foundation. Mr. Tausen was born in Verau, Germany. He was the owner of Tausen Dairy Farm. He was a member of St. Thomas More Church and the Friendship Club for Seniors. Survivors include his wife, Mary K. Tausen, of the home, and nieces and nephews. (Arrangements: Muehlbach Funeral Home) 

PAULA NOVAK THOBURN 
Paula N. Thoburn, 71, passed away at 9:21 a.m. January 15, 2000, at Menorah Medical Center with her son and two close friends at her bedside. She was born in Chicago, IL, on April 1, 1929, to Genevieve and Bruno Nowakowski and the family moved to St. Louis. Paula attended the University of Missouri and received a B.S. in Education in 1950. While at MU, she met Charles K. Dorman and they were married in August of 1950 and lived in Prairie Village. Paula was a teacher at Longfellow Elementary School for 10 years. Son Richard Scott Dorman was born on August 9, 1962. Paula married James Thoburn in June of 1988. Paula was very committed in the Kansas City Community. She was a member of the Johnson County Young Matrons, established the Zoo docent program with seven others at the Kansas City Zoo, was co-chair of the Ballet Ball, co-chair of the 50th celebration of the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, where she had been a docent for over 20 years. She served as president of the Kansas City Chi Omega Sorority Alumni Association, served on the Kansas City Ballet board, was a volunteer at the Second Fiddle thrift shop to benefit the Kansas City Symphony. The last few years she served on the Steering Committee for the Ribbon of Hope, a major fund-raising event for the AIDS Council of Kansas City. She, with her son Scott, served on the board of Foundation of Hope, the fund-raising arm for Hope Care Center, a skilled nursing center for men and women with HIV/AIDS. Paula was an avid bridge player and played in several clubs. She had been a longtime member of the Brookridge Country Club and played golf regularly. She enjoyed singing with Sweet Adeline's and the Leawood Singers. She was a floral designer and had worked part-time at Ranchview Floral and Tobler's Flowers during the holiday rush. She enjoyed annual summer vacations to Aspen and Snowmass Village, CO, a tradition that her mother started in 1969. Paula loved to travel. Her most recent trip was to China and she really enjoyed that trip. She is survived by her husband, James T. Thoburn, of the home; her son, R. Scott Dorman, Kansas City, MO; her sister and husband, Dr. Charles and Lucia Jenney of Durango, CO; her niece, Michelle and Dan Jordan and their sons, Graham and Evan of Evanston, IL, Linda and Gary Vance and their son, Charles, of Rapid City, SD; nephew, Charles and Melanie Jenney and daughters, Zora and Anna of Wichita, KS; stepsons, James and Gloria Thoburn and grandchildren, Amy and Kenny of Tacoma, WA, and John and Suzanne Thoburn and grandchildren Luke and Laura of Woodinville, OR; stepbrother, Chuck Hail and his companion, Charlene Fowler of Kansas City, MO, and many dear friends. Memorial Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, January 20, at D.W. Newcomer's Sons Johnson County Funeral Chapel, 11200 Metcalf. Visitation will be 10-11 a.m. Thursday at the chapel. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Paula's name to either Southwest Boulevard Family Health Care, 340 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City, KS 66103, or Hope Care Center, 115 E. 83rd St., Kansas City, MO 64114. (Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer's Sons Johnson County Chapel) 

CECIL EUGENE THOMASON 
Cecil Eugene Thomason, 74, Greenwood, MO, passed away January 16, 2000, at Lee's Summit Hospital, Lee's Summit, MO. Cremation. Visitation will be 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday at Langsford Funeral Home, Lee's Summit, where a Military Service will begin at 8 p.m. The family requests that donations be made to Lee's Summit Dialysis Center in his name. Cecil was born March 18, 1925, in Norris, MO. He moved to Chilhowee, MO, as a teen. In 1944, Cecil answered the call to arms and joined the U.S. Navy. He was a Third Class Sonar Man on the U.S.S. Scuffle until 1946. He returned to Chilhowee and worked in the family- owned mercantile as well as working on his mother's farm. Cecil moved to Greenwood in 1966, where he worked at AT&T, and retired from there in 1986. He spent his retirement camping, fishing, and traveling with friends. Cecil was preceded in death by his mother, Fern, father, Willie, sister, Lucille Baer, grandson, Michael Rice, and an infant son. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Marjorie Thomason of Greenwood; sister, Mildred Sexton of Gridley, CA; brother, Wayne Thomason of Chilhowee, MO; son, Tommy Thomason of Kenner, LA; daughter, Charlotte Pulse of Greenwood; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Cecil was a world-class character and all will miss his incredible sense of humor and contagious laughter. (Arrangements: Langsford Funeral Home, Lee's Summit, MO) 

HENRY "EDDIE" TRIMBLE 
Henry "Eddie" Trimble, 84, Sparta, TN (formerly of Raytown, MO), died December 16, 1999, at NHC Health Care of Sparta. Services were held on December 18, 1999, at the Thurman Funeral Home, Sparta; burial in Oaklawn Cemetery, Sparta. He was a WWII veteran. He was a retired Chicago Northwestern Railroad conductor. He was a member of Swope Park Lodge, Country Club O.E.S., and was past president of the Cookeville, TN Camera Club. Survivors include his wife, Gladys; one son and daughter-in-law, Eddie Don and Coleen Trimble, Rancho Santa Fe, CA; and two grandchildren, Kris and Blake Trimble. 

CARRIE TRUMBLE 
1927----2000 
Carrie Beagle Trumble, 72, Atchison, KS, passed away Friday, January 14, 2000, in Branson, MO. Funeral services will be 12- noon Wednesday, January 19, at the Arensberg Pruett Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow in the Platte City Cemetery, Platte City, MO. Family will receive friends for one hour preceding the services at the funeral home. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Carrie Trumble Memorial Fund and may be sent in care of the funeral home at 208 N. 5th Street, Atchison, KS, 66002. Carrie is survived by one son, Art Trumble, Branson, MO; three daughters, Sharon Rae Overfield, Leavenworth, KS, Dee Trumble, Kansas City, MO, and Glenda (Sue Bee) Hundley, Branson, MO; six grandchildren; six great-grand- children; and her faithful companion, her dog, Midnight. (Arrangements: Arensberg- Pruett Funeral Home) 

JACK ELAM TUSHER 
OCT. 1, 1928 - JAN. 14, 2000 
Jack Elam Tusher, 71, Overland Park, KS, passed away January 14, 2000, at Overland Park Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 19, 2000, at Mt. Moriah and Freeman Chapel, 10507 Holmes, Kansas City, MO; burial in Mt. Muncie Cemetery, Leavenworth, KS. Visitation will be 10 a.m. until service time on Wednesday, January 19, 2000, at the chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Jack Tusher Memorial Fund, c/o First National Bank of Kansas, 8800 W. 135th, Overland Park, KS 66221. Mr. Tusher was born in Lawrence, KS. Mr. Tusher was a graduate of the University of Kansas, where he received a master's degree. He was a member of the Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity and received its Man of the Year Award in 1984. He was also a member of the University Club. Jack was employed by the H.D. Lee Co., the National Belles Hess Life Ins. Co., Waddell & Reed and the Sealright Co. He was a charter member of the Kansas City Direct Mail Club and president of the National Direct Mail Assn. He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean war, serving as an intelligence officer and was stationed in London, England. He continued his service with the Mo. Air Nat'l Guard. He was preceded in death by his parents, Herman F. and Edith Tusher and his stepmother, Esther H. Tusher. Survivors include his wife, Mildred Jornayvaz Tusher, daughters, Marcie Tusher and Jennifer Tusher, aunt, Dorothy Tusher, Leavenworth, KS, brothers, Richard Tusher, Wichita, KS, and Donald Tusher, Gadsten, AL, and their families. (Arrangements: Mt. Moriah & Freeman Funeral Home, 816-942-2004) 

FRANK A. TYLER 
Mr. Frank A. Tyler, 93, Kansas City, MO, passed away Wednesday, January 12, 2000, at VA Medical Center, Kansas City, MO. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, January 20, at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, 2455 Benton Blvd., Kansas City, MO, with Rev. John L. Brooks officiating; burial in Forest Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be 9-11 a.m. Thursday, January 20, at the church. (Arrangements: Lawrence A. Jones & Sons Linwood Chapel) 

HARDIN FRANCIS WATSON 
Hardin Francis Watson, 100, Leawood, KS, lived into his third century before peacefully succumbing to pneumonia on Saturday, January 15, 2000, at Shawnee Mission Hospital in Merriam, KS. His funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, January 19, at the Cure of Ars Catholic Church, 9345 Mission Rd., Leawood, KS; burial at Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery, 7601 Blue Ridge Blvd., Kansas City, MO. The family will receive friends 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, January 18, at McGilley State Line Chapel, 12301 State Line Rd., Kansas City, MO, where the Rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Donations may be made in his memory to Cure of Ars Church. Hardin was predeceased last March 14 by his beloved wife of 73 years, Emma Bridget (Bessenbacher) Watson. The two had been inseparable throughout their long and loving marriage and he missed her terribly. He is survived by their two children, Mary Catherine (Watson) Huppe, of Roeland Park, KS, and Robert James Watson of Overland Park, KS, and his wife, Caroline; by five grandsons, Joseph A. Huppe III, Mark T. Huppe, Gary S. Huppe, Christopher A. Huppe, and Douglas M. Huppe, all of Johnson County, KS; and by sixteen great- grandchildren. He was born the last of five children to Frank Watson and Mary (Kramer) Watson on December 14, 1899, in Marshall, MO. The family moved to Kansas City soon thereafter. He attended St. Joseph's Grade School, then near 15th & Lydia, and one year at Manual Training High School before entering the work force as the sole supporter of his widowed mother. He and Emma were married at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church at 26th & Madison on Kansas City's West Side on June 17, 1925. The couple lived and raised a family at 29th & Michigan in the heart of Kansas City. They were involved parishioners at St. Vincent's Catholic Church at 31st & Flora until 1954, when they built and moved to their Leawood home. Thereafter, they were members of St. Ann's Catholic Church and then Cure of Ars Catholic Church. He was preceded in death by all of his brothers and sisters and their spouses and by his devoted son-in-law, Joseph A. Huppe Jr. In his younger days, he was one of Kansas City's finest Irish tenors. He sang at innumerable weddings and funerals around the city and was a member of the choir at both St. Vincent's and Visitation Catholic Churches. He also sang in several barbershop quartets and was a longtime practicing member of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America (SPEBSQSA). He was an insatiable bridge player to the end. He spent his entire professional career working in Kansas City's transportation industry, having been employed by several railroads and the Federal Barge Line before becoming Transportation Director of Farmland Industries, from which he retired in 1965. He was an avid genealogist of the Watson family history, with a vast storehouse of memories from early Kansas City. He vividly recalled being in the crowd as a teenager, at the original dedication of the Union Station on October 30, 1914. He was a sweet and gentle man who attained his great age with a life devoted to his wife and children. Like his deceased wife, Emma, he is irreplaceable. Requiescat in pace. (Arrangements: McGilley State Line Chapel, 816-942- 6180) 

JOHN R. WEDDLE 
John R. Weddle, 58, Bonesteel, SD, (formerly of Kansas City), passed away Monday, January 10, 2000. A funeral mass was held January 13, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Bonesteel. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the church at P.O. Box 376, Bonesteel, SD, 57317, in memory of John R. Weddle. John served 27 years on the Kansas City, MO, Police Department, retiring at the rank of Captain. He is survived by his wife, Sue; son, Allen and granddaughter, Jennifer of Chesapeake, VA; son, Rodney and grandson, John Bronson of Maui, HI; mother, Ada of Raytown, MO; sister and brother-in-law, Debbie and Bill Krawczyk of Independence, MO; and numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends. 

CLARENCE A. WIER 
Clarence A. Wier, 82, La Cygne, KS, passed away Sunday, January 16, 2000, at Country Haven Nursing Center, Paola. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 19, at La Cygne Christian Church, with the Rev. Tim Pohlman and the Rev. Howard Curry officiating; interment in Oak Lawn Cemetery. La Cygne. Visitation will be 7-8 p.m. Tuesday at Mangold Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the church. (Arrangements: Mangold Funeral Home, La Cygne, KS)


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