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LEILAH LORENE ALLEN 
Leilah Lorene Allen, 82, Liberty, MO, (formerly of Kearney and Kirksville, MO), died Tuesday, April 11, 2000, at Independence Regional Health Center. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, April 15, at Fohn Funeral Home, Kirksville, MO. Friends may call 12 noon- 2 p.m. Saturday, at the funeral home. Cremation with burial will be at a later date in Highland Park Cemetery, Kirksville, MO. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 8076, Prairie Village, KS, 66208-0076, or Odyssey Hospice, 9229 Ward Parkway, Suite 350, Kansas City, MO, 64114. (Arrangements: Fry Funeral Home, Kearney, MO) 
 

HELEN K. ARNOLD 
Helen K. Arnold, 82, of Butler, MO, passed away April 9, 2000, at the Willow Lane Nursing Center in Butler. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 15, at the Underwood-Steinbeck Funeral Home. Interment was in Oak Hill Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Butler Public Library in her memory. Survivors include her sons, Dr. Kirk Arnold and wife, Linda, of Overland Park, KS, and Tom Wesley Arnold III and wife, Barbara, of Ojai, CA; her sister, Mariam Kircher of Miami Shores, FL; her five grandchildren, Jessica Foster and husband, Sam, of Merriam, KS, Jacob Arnold and Abby Arnold, both of Overland Park, KS, Alyssa Arnold of San Francisco, CA, and Jenni Guillory and husband, Jason, of Portland, OR; and her two great- grandchildren, Jackson Foster and Sophie Guillory. (Arrangements: Underwood-Steinbeck Funeral Home) 
 

CLARENCE E. BARNHILL 
Clarence E. Barnhill, 83, of Sedalia, MO, died on April 12, 2000, at Veterans Hospital, Kansas City, MO. There will be private family services. (Arrangements: Kansas City Funeral Directors) 
 

ROY S. BENNETT JR. 
Roy S. Bennett Jr., 70, died Tuesday, April 11, 2000, at Overland Park Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, April 14, at the Shawnee United Methodist Church, 10700 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, KS. Family will receive friends at a celebration of life from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, April 13, at the Lake Quivira Clubhouse. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Professor O.F. Grubbs Scholarship Foundation, 11125 Johnson Dr., Shawnee, KS, 66203. Roy was born on October 14, 1929, in Falls City, NE, to Roy S. Bennett and Dorothy (Kipp) Bennett, who preceded him in death. He graduated from Parsons High School where he lettered in debate and achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. He obtained his B.S. degree from Pittsburg State University in 1951 and was a dedicated member of the Epilson Chapter of Sigma Tau Gamma Fraternity. He received his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Kansas in 1954, where he became a member of the Phi Delta Phi professional fraternity. Roy entered the private practice of law in Oswego, KS, where was also the assistant Labette County attorney for 2 1/2 years and the president of the Labette County Bar Association. He then returned to serve his fraternity as a field secretary for Sigma Tau Gamma for two years, and his college as Alumni Director for Pittsburg State University for one year. His service to his fraternity and the university continued throughout his life. Since 1957 he had been a member of the house corporation board of the Epilson chapter, having served as its president, and for the last 15 years as its secretary. In 1968 he incorporated the Professor O.F. Grubbs Foundation and has since been a director and the secretary-treasurer of that foundation. In 1983 he was designated a Wilson C. Morris Fellow of the Sigma Tau Gamma Foundation. He also received recognition for his outstanding service to both his fraternity and his alma mater as the 1972 recipient of the Winebrenner Award for the extraordinary service to Sigma Tau Gamma Fraternity and as the 1999 recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from Pittsburg State University. After working for the fraternity and university, Roy relocated to the Johnson County area initially as corporate attorney and treasurer of Commerce Savings and Loan Association and later as in-house counsel for Investors Title Co. He subsequently became an Incorporator of Security Title Company Inc. He re-entered the private practice of law in Shawnee, KS, in 1972. He was the attorney who handled the incorporation of the City of Lake Qivira in 1972 and had served as its city attorney since that date. He also had acted as the attorney for the incorporation of the City of Linn Valley, KS. He held the positions of General Council and Director of Shawnee State Bank. He also served as an Advisory Director and General Counsel for Argentine Federal Savings. He was a Fellow of the Johnson County Bar Association Foundation and was admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court. His service to his community included being a past president of the Shawnee Chamber of Commerce and the Shawnee Mission Rotary Club and a past member of the advisory board of the Adult Rehabilitation Center of the Salvation Army. Roy is survived by his wife, Karon Bennett of Lake Quivira; four children, Dorothy Hiatt, Laura Brown, Kevin Bennett, and Leslie Wolfe; and 12 grandchildren. (Arrange- ments: Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee, (913) 631-5566) 
 

DR. ROBERT F. "BOB" BROWN 
Dr. Robert F. "Bob" Brown, 52, Lawrence, KS, died Tuesday, April 11, 2000, at his home. Memorial services will be 1 p.m. Friday, April 14, 2000, at Plymouth Congregational Church, Lawrence; private inurnment in Oak Hill Cemetery. The family will greet friends from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary, Lawrence. The family suggests memorials to the Robert Brown Memorial in care of the mortuary. Dr. Brown was a longtime orthodontist and had established his practice in Lawrence 25 years ago, as well as maintaining an office in his hometown of Brookfield, MO. The son of Frank H. and Doris Peterson Brown, he was born November 30, 1947, in Brookfield. He was a 1969 graduate of the University of Nebraska. He was a member of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity and its Cornhusker Marching Band. He was a graduate of the University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Dentistry in 1973, where he was a member of Xi Psi Phi dental fraternity. He spent two years at UMKC, where he completed his orthodontics degree in 1975. He was a past member of the Noon Rotary Club, a member of the International Foundation of Orthodontic Research, where he was recently elected as a board member and editor of the newsletter. He was a member of the Southwestern Society of Orthodontics, the American Association of Orthodontists, and Plymouth Congregational Church. He was also a former board member and co- president of Friends of Music and had supported various other philanthropic and educational organizations in Lawrence. The Raintree Montessori Children's House of Lawrence's Annual Run is being run in memory of Dr. Brown on Saturday, April 15. He married Jennifer Williams on June 13, 1970, in Laclede, MO. She survives of the home. Also surviving are two daughters, Tiffany and Ashley Brown, Lawrence; one son, Kyle, Lawrence; his father, Frank H. of Lawrence (formerly of Brookfield, MO); one brother, Don E. Brown, Houston, TX; and his mother-in-law, Mrs. Edward E. "Naomi" Williams, Lawrence, KS (formerly of Laclede, MO). Loving husband, father, and friend. 
 

JOHN M. "JACK" BURKE 
John M. "Jack" Burke, 75, of Overland Park, KS, died April 10, 2000, at Delmar Gardens of Lenexa. Memorial Mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday, April 14, at Christ The King Catholic Church. Cremation. A visitation will follow the service at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association and/or the American Cancer Society. Mr. Burke was born September 4, 1924, in Kansas City, MO. He was a member of Pipefitters Local #533. He was a master Bridge player and loved to fish. Survivors include daughters, Cynthia Simpson, Overland Park, KS, Jennifer Gratto, Kansas City, MO, Lucy Coffey, Atlanta, GA; sisters, Virginia Wasson, Jean Maupin, Kathy Drummond, all of Kansas City, MO; and six grandchildren. (Arrangements: McGilley & Hoge Johnson County Chapel, (913) 642-3565) 
 

TERRENCE JOHN BUSH 
Terrence John Bush, 43, Independence, MO, passed away Tuesday, April 11, 2000, at his residence. Funeral Mass will be 11 a.m. Saturday, April 15, at St. Mark's Catholic Church, 3637 Lee's Summit Rd., Independence, MO. Cremation. Memorial contributions may be made to the church. Mr. Bush was born October 2, 1956, in Oklahoma City, OK. He was a pharmacist at Lee's Summit Hospital. He graduated from Del City High School in 1973, and Southwestern School of Pharmacy in Weatherford, OK, in 1977. He was a member of St. Mark's Catholic Church, and Phi Kappa Alpha Fraternity. He was a musician and played in several bands. He is survived by his parents, Dr. Oren D. & Agnes J. Bush, Del City, OK; brothers, Michael G. Bush, Pueblo, CO, and Patrick H. & his wife, Kathryn Bush, New Caney, TX; nephews, Christopher & his wife, Kristy Bush, Clifton, CO, Nicholas A. Bush, Murfreesboro, TN, Thaddius J. Bush, U.S. Navy, Norfolk, VA; and nieces, Kristin M., Kaitlyn M. Kortney M. Bush, all of New Caney, TX, and Virginia G. & her husband, Ryan Stowe & son Austin, Murfreesboro, TN. "T" lived a full and good life, never forgot a birthday, anniversary, a special occasion, and he will never be forgotten, either. He was a very loving and giving person and had many, many friends. (Arrangements: Webb- Freer Funeral Home) 
 

SAMUEL J. CRAIG 
Samuel J. Craig, 72, of Independence, MO, died on April 11, 2000, at Independence Regional Medical Center. There will be private family service held on Friday, April 15, at Mr. Craig's residence. (Arrangements: Kansas City Funeral Directors) 
 

LA TANYA R. CUBIT 
La Tanya R. Cubit, 24, of Kansas City, KS, passed away April 10, 2000, at Menorah Medical Center. Funeral services will be 12 noon Monday, April 17, at Mrs. J.W. Jones Memorial Chapel, 703 N. 10th St., Kansas City, KS; burial in Westlawn Cemetery. Friends may call 10 a.m.-12 noon Monday at the chapel. (Arrangements: Mrs. J.W. Jones Memorial Chapel) 
 

ROBERT L. CUMLEY 
Robert L. Cumley, 70, Prairie Village, KS, passed away Monday, April 10, 2000, at his home. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 13, at Village Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Kansas City Hospice or the American Cancer Society. (Arrangements: the Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee, (913) 631-5566) 
 

ALLEN A. DOAK 
Allen A. Doak, 91, Osborn, MO, passed away April 10, 2000, in Cameron, MO. Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, April 13, at Poland-Thompson Funeral Home, Cameron; burial in the Osborn Evergreen Cemetery, Osborn. Memorial contributions may be made to the Allen A. Doak Scholarship Fund at the Osborn High School. Allen was a lifelong resident of the Keystone community of Osborn, MO, where he farmed. He was a graduate of Osborn High School and Northwest Missouri State University. He served in the Navy during WWII and was discharged as a Lt. Commander. Allen was a school administrator, math teacher and a basketball coach for a total of 38 years at Turney, Lawson, Osborn and Cameron before his retirement in 1975. He then served as Clinton County 2nd District Commissioner for 12 years. Allen also served on the Clinton County Planning and Zoning Commission and the Board of Adjustments for several years. He was a member and a deacon of the Smith Fork Baptist Church, a charter member of the Bee Hive Lodge #393 A.F.&A.M. in Lawson, a 50-year member and finance officer of the American Legion Post #169, Osborn, a member of the Missouri Retired Teacher's Association and a former member of the Lawson and Cameron Rotary Clubs. He married Helen Schlorff on August 11, 1950, who survives of the home. He is also survived by a son, Greg, Kansas City North, MO; and a daughter, Cheryl Clark and her husband, Steve, Smithville, MO; and a stepgrandson, Rodney Clark. Allen was preceded in death by his parents, William and Grace; a sister, Ruby Dietzschold; two brothers, Forrest and Lloyd; a nephew; and a niece, Bill and Beverly Dietzschold; and a stepgrandson, Ryan Clark. (Arr- angements: Poland-Thompson Funeral Home, Cameron, MO) 
 

CATHERINE E. DOBSON 
Catherine E. Dobson, 96, of Independence, MO, passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2000, at Independence Regional Health Center. Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Speaks Midtown Chapel in Independence; burial in Mound Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be 7-8:30 p.m. Friday at the chapel. The family suggests contributions to the L. A. International Church Dream Center. Mrs. Dobson was born May 30, 1903, in Saranac Lake, NY. She grew up in Saranac Lake. In 1920, she moved to Independence, MO. She was co-owner of Dobson Realty with her late husband, Joseph. She was Director and Treasurer of the Eastern Jackson County Board of Realtors. She was past vice-president of Women's Council of the Missouri Real Estate Association. She was in Who's Who of American Business Women. She was instrumental in organizing the first Lioness Club in Independence. She was past president of Columbian School P.T.A. She was a member of the Order of Easter Star #327, Independence. She was past president of "The Social Order of the Beauceant", #150, Independence. She was a member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and attended the College Park Congregation. Mrs. Dobson was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Dobson, in 1970, and two sons, Robert Holman and Ronald Dobson. Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Gloria J. and Wm. B. Potter, Independence, MO; one granddaughter, Angela J. Freeman, Lebanon, MO; three grandsons, Robert Gary Holman, Independence, MO, W. Joe Potter, Fulton, MO, and Michael Todd Potter, New York City, NY; six great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. (Arrangements: Speaks Midtown Chapel) 
 

CARROLL E. DOLL 
Carroll E. Doll, 75, Independence, MO, passed away April 10, 2000, at Research Medical Center. Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Friday, April 14, 2000, at Mound Grove Cemetery. Memorial services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Ridgewood RLDS Church. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Sheil Colonial Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Kansas City Kidney Foundation. Carroll was born June 10, 1924, at Amorita, OK, the son of Roy and Elpha Doll. Carroll grew up with his three brothers on the family farm near the Oklahoma and Kansas border. Carroll served in the U.S. Army Air Force during WWII. He held positions with the Veterans Administration throughout the Midwest for 33 years, retiring in 1980 as chief medical administrator at the Kansas City V.A. Hospital. Carroll was a recipient of a kidney transplant in 1974 and was active at the Kansas City Kidney Foundation. He was a very loving husband, father, and grandfather. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Amanda Marie. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Marilyn E. (Cummings) Doll; his four sons, John & wife Anna Doll, David Doll, James & wife Aimee' Doll, Paul & wife Cheryl Doll; two brothers, Duane Doll and Vernon Doll; and six grandchildren. (Arrangements: Sheil Colonial Chapel) 
 

CATHERINE "KIT" FAULK 
Catherine "Kit" Faulk, 85, Kansas City, MO, died Sunday, April 9, 2000, at White Oak Terrace Nursing Center. Funeral services will be 12 noon Thursday, April 13, at Cleveland Avenue Baptist Church, 2835 Cleveland, Kansas City, MO; burial in Highland Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 10 a.m.-12 noon Thursday at the church. Mrs. Faulk was born in the Armourdale area of Kansas City, KS, in 1914, to the union of Lee Hopkins and Leona Moss Hopkins. She was the oldest of four children. Kit attended Kansas City, KS, public schools and graduated from Sumner H.S. in 1932. She attended Junior College after high school, later became an LPN, and worked at Children's Mercy Hospital. She was a lifelong member of the Baptist Church, beginning in 1929 with the First Baptist Church of Armourdale, and most recently was associated with the Cleveland Avenue Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lee and Leona Hopkins, her husband, Samuel Faulk Sr., a daughter, Carol Lee Johnson, and a son, Samuel Faulk Jr. She leaves one brother, Lee Hopkins (Josie), Kansas City, KS; one daughter, Joanne Wyatt (William), Kansas City, MO; three grandsons, Robert Johnson (Carmen), Independence, MO, Martin Johnson (Linda), Kansas City, MO, and Eldon Hughlon Jr. (Nina), Lee's Summit, MO; six granddaughters, Patricia Slaughter (Michael), Kansas City, MO, Jacqueline Johnson, Raytown, MO, Robin Gail Johnson, Kansas City, KS, Nancy Williams (Scott), Atlanta, GA, Angela Hughlon, Kansas City, KS, and Shanta Oates, Kansas City, MO; 14 great-grandchildren; three great-great- grandchildren; nieces; nephews; cousins; a host of relatives; and many good friends. 
 

AUZY HOBART FORD
Auzy H. Ford, 81, Gladstone, MO, passed away Saturday, April 8, 2000. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, April 14, at Charter Funerals/Northland Chapel, 77 N.E. 72nd St., Gladstone, MO. Cremation. Visitation will be 10-11 a.m. Friday at the chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 8076, Prairie Village, KS 66208. Mr. Ford is survived by his wife of 60 years, Helen M. Ford; son, Michael K. Ford; three daughters, Elaine Dieter, Deanna Carroll, and Carmen Norton; three brothers, Glenn Garland and Virgle Ford; two sisters, Gertrude Herndon and Helen McNabb; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. (Arrangements: Charter Funerals, 816-921-5555) 
 

RAYMOND E. FRY 
Raymond E. Fry, 48, of Independence, MO, passed away Tuesday, April 11, 2000, at his home. Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. Friday, April 14, at Oak Ridge Memory Gardens in Independence. (Arrangements: Speaks Suburban Chapel) 
 

ROY E. GIBBS SR. 
Roy E. Gibbs Sr., 69, Kansas City, passed away Saturday, April 8, 2000, at home. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, April 15, at Swope Parkway United Christian Church, 6140 Swope Parkway; burial in Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, April 15, at the church. 
 

RAYMOND C. GIBSON 
Raymond C. Gibson, 77, Ottawa, KS passed away Tuesday, April 11, 2000, at his home. Cremation. Private inurnment services will be at a later date at Highland Cemetery, Ottawa. Memorial contributions may be made to Midland Hospice Care Inc. and/or the Franklin County Chapter of the American Diabetes Association, c/o Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home, P.O. Box 14, Ottawa, KS 66067. Surviving family include his wife, Marguerite Gibson, of the home; one brother, Dudley E. Gibson, and one sister, Aurelia Johnson, both of Ottawa; father-in-law, Guy Monroe; two nephews, Phillip Gibson and Will B. Gibson, both of Ottawa; and three nieces, Pam Harris, Sally LaPrad, and Julie Adams. (Arrangements: Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home) 
 

PATRICIA RUTH HALL 
Patricia R. Hall, 86, of Olathe, KS, passed away Tuesday, April 11, 2000, at Johnson County Nursing Center in Olathe. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Friday, April 14, at Olathe Memorial Cemetery, Olathe, KS. Memorial contributions may be made University of Science & Philosophy, P.O. Box 520, Waynesboro, VA, 22980. (Arrangements: W.L. Frye & Son Mortuary and Crematory, Olathe, KS) 
 

JOYCE BEATRICE (CAUDLE) HENSEN
Joyce Beatrice (Caudle) Hensen, 66, of Lyndon, KS, died April 10, 2000, at her home in Lyndon, KS. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 14, at Feltner's Funeral Home, Lyndon, KS. Interment was at the Lyndon Cemetery. Mrs. Hensen was an avid genealogist for over one-half her life. She was co- founder of the Topeka Genealogical Society, and was the editor of the Missouri State Genealogical Association Quarterly & the Federation of Genealogical Societies Quarterly. She was a life long member of the United Methodist Church and was affiliated with the Lyndon Methodist Church at her death. She worked with the Jayhawk Area Council, Boy Scouts of America as a Cub Scout Den Leader and Den Leader Trainer for 16 years. She was employed in the insurance business for several years. She was Volunteer Coorindator for the National Archives Central Plains Research Center, Kansas City, MO, until she retired in 1993. Joyce was Treasurer of the Friends of Lyndon Carnegie Library and was head of the Osage County Genealogical Society. She was born June 20, 1933, at Ottawa, Franklin County, KS, the daughter of William Alva and Effie Rozella (McGinley) Caudle. She graduated from Lyndon High School in 1952. She left Lyndon in 1952 and spent time in Topeka, KS, St. Joseph, MO, N. Kansas City, MO, and then Topeka again, before returning to Lyndon where her husband retired in 1993. She was married November 16, 1952, to Robert Lee Lemon. They were divorced. She married Walter Scott Kline, March 23, 1958. He died February 23, 1970. She was married to Donald D. Hensen on May 21, 1971, at Forbes AFB Chapel, Yopeka, KS. Survived by her husband, Don Hensen, of the home; two sons, Robert Kline and Charles Kline of Shawnee, KS; two stepsons, Major Mark Hensen, stationed in Okinawa and Allen Hensen of Cameron, MO; one brother, Raymond of Wichita, KS; three sisters, Irene Walenta, Missouri City, TX, Dorothy Lottie and Helen Rake of Topeka, KS; 16 grandchildren; and five great- grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, and a younger sister, Margaret, who died March 1, 1997, and a brother, Norman, who died November 9, 1999. 
 

MILDRED L. HENSLEE 
Mildred L. Henslee, 90, of Independence, MO, passed away Tuesday, April 11, 2000, at Hillcrest Manor Nursing Home, Hamilton, MO. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, April 15, at McGilley Midtown Chapel; burial in Floral Hills Cemetery. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Mrs. Henslee was born April 18, 1909, in Pittsburg, KS. She was an avid bowler in her younger years, a published writer and the church historian, the church activities being the most significant to her. She was preceded in death her husband, Roderick in 1977. Survivors include son, Jerry Henslee, Stewartsville, MO; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; nephew and niece, Tom and Shirley Jones; as well as other loving family members. (Arrangements: McGilley Midtown Chapel, 816-753-6200) 
 

BIRDIS O. HERRING 
Birdis O. Herring, 72, of Kansas City, MO, passed away Tuesday, April 11, 2000, at Research Medical Center. Friends may call 12 noon Saturday, April 15, at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 2928 Summit, Kansas City, MO; burial in Blue Ridge Lawn Memorial Gardens. Friends may call 10 a.m.-12 noon Saturday at the church. (Arrangements: E. R. Morris Funeral Chapel) 
 

RALPH HENRY HIGHBERGER 
Ralph Henry Highberger, 80, of Kansas City in Clay County, MO, died on April 11, 2000, at North Kansas City Hospital. The Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Friday, April 14, at St. Gabriel Catholic Church; burial in White Chapel Cemetery. Friends may call 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the McGilley Antioch Chapel where a rosary will be prayed at 7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital. Mr. Highberger was born March 28, 1920, in West Phalia, KS. He had lived in this area for the past 50 years. He was a Catholic. Mr. Highberger was a transportation manager for National Beef. He was preceded in death by his parents, Theodore F. Highberger and Carla Tatiana Hoefler Highberger. Survivors include his wife, Lena Highberger, of the home; a son, Paul Anzalone, Kansas City, MO; a daughter, Anita Hoedl, Kansas City, MO; a brother, Gene Highberger, West Phalia, KS; sisters, Sr. Jean Highberger, SCL, and Mary Jo Ann Felts, Wichita, KS; seven grandchildren; seven great- grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. (Arrangements: McGilley Antioch Chapel, 816-453-7700) 
 

WILLIAM E. HUNT 
William E. Hunt, 77, of Independence, MO, passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2000, at Independence Regional Health Center. Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, April 15, 2000, at Salem Cemetery, Independence, MO. (Arrangements: George C. Carson & Sons Independence Chapel) 
 

JASEA IRVEN 
Jasea Irven, 79, of Kansas City, MO, passed away April 10, 2000. Graveside services will be 2:30 p.m. Thursday, April 13, at the Forest Hill Cemetery, with Pastor William F. Snorgrass officiating. Visitation will be from 12 noon-2 p.m. Thursday at the Lawrence A. Jones & Sons Linwood Chapel. (Arrangements: Lawrence A. Jones & Sons Linwood Chapel) 
 

CLARENCE L. JONES 
Clarence L. Jones, 67, Cameron, MO, passed away April 11, 2000, in Cameron. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday, April 14, at Poland-Thompson Funeral Home, Cameron; burial in Cameron Memory Gardens. Visitation will be 7-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Turney United Methodist Church in care of the funeral Home. (Arrangements: Poland-Thompson Funeral Home) 
 

BETTY SUE KNAPP 
Betty Sue Knapp, 68, Overland Park, KS, passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2000, at Sharon Lane Nursing Center. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, April 14, 2000, at the Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee with burial at Johnson County Memorial Gardens. Visitation 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the Chapel. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Mid-America Rehabilitation Hospital, Pulmonary Unit. Mrs. Knapp was born in Richmond, MO, and lived in this area since 1955. She was a Teacher's Aide for the Shawnee Mission School District. Betty Sue was a member of the Lenexa United Methodist Church and loved Cross Stitching and Sewing. Survivors include her husband of 49 years and eight months, John Knapp, of the home, and a daughter, Paula Knapp, also of the home, a son, Paul Knapp of Baldwin, KS, two brothers, J.B. McGinnis of Excelsior Springs, MO, and Bill McGinnis of Gallatin, MO, and a sister, Peggy Dooley of Hardin, MO. (Arrangements: Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee, 913-631-5566) 
 

MARY EUGENIA LANDON
Mary Eugenia Landon, 76, of Grandview, MO, passed away April 10, 2000, at Barry Care Center, Kansas City, MO. Graveside services will be 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 15, 2000, at Longview Memorial Gardens. Friends may call 10- 11:15 a.m. Saturday at E.K. George & Sons Chapel, Grandview. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. Mrs. Landon was born July 8, 1923, in Kansas City, MO. She was a bus driver for 32 years for Grandview schools. She is survived by a son, Ronald Landon, Grandview, MO, a daughter, Cheryl Sperry, Grandview, MO, six grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frederick E. Landon on June 29, 1982. (Arrangements: E.K. George & Sons, 12913 Grandview Rd., Grandview, MO) 
 

JASPER MADISON JR. 
Japser Madison, Jr., 56, of Kansas City, MO, passed away Saturday, April 8, 2000, at Research Medical Center. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, April 15, at Christ Temple Church, 3400 Paseo, Kansas City, MO; burial in Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call 9-11 a.m. Saturday, April 15, at the church. (Arrangements: E. R. Morris Funeral Chapel) 
 

RAYMOND MARSEE 
Raymond Marsee, 93, died at his home in Prairie Village on April 10, 2000. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at Saint Agnes Catholic Church, Fairway, KS, on Saturday, April 15, at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery. A visitation will be held Friday, April 14, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Saint Agnes Parish Center (lower level of the Church). A prayer service will follow in the main Church at 8:30 p.m. For memorial offerings, the family suggests donations to: The Ursuline Sisters, 901 E. Miami Street, Paola, KS 66071. A lifelong area resident, Ray was a contractor who grew up along with the development of Kansas City. To ride around the city with him was to experience a living history of the building of our town. He was a straightforward man who viewed change and progress with optimism. In his early years, he and his father moved houses with a team of horses. About 1926, he founded his construction business and for many years he owned and operated Raymond Marsee and Son Foundation and Repair Company with his son, Jim. At various times, all of his grandsons and two of his great- grandsons worked for the company. He was preceded in death by his parents and nine brothers and sisters. His oldest daughter, Barbara Ann Latenser, died in 1992. He is survived by his wife of 73 years, Agnes Engelhardt Marsee, of the home; son, James R. Marsee and wife Ellen; daughters, Mary Franzen and husband Ron, Sharon Marsee, and Judy Glynn and husband Kevin; son-in-law, John E. Latenser; sister-in-law, Harriet Marsee, all of the greater Kansas City area; and a niece, Kathleen Enfield of Kingman, AZ. Ray delighted in the lives and accomplishments of his 33 grandchildren and 53 great-grandchildren. His legacy to them is the example of a long and useful life. He was well-grounded in the past. With his curiosity and knowledge of the present, he looked to the future with confidence and optimism. (Arrangements: McGilley & Hoge Chapel, 8024 Santa Fe Dr., Shawnee, KS 66204, 913-642-3565) 
 

DONNA IVALENE McPHERSON 
Donna Ivalene McPherson, 76, of Louisburg, KS, passed away April 11, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital, Kansas City, MO. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 15, at the First Baptist Church, Louisburg, KS; burial in the Louisburg Cemetery. Friends may call from 7-8:30 p.m. Friday, April 14, 2000, at the Runyan Chapel, Louisburg, KS. Memorial contributions may be made to Sunrise Center at Lakemary, Paola, KS, or Louisburg Senior Citizens. Mrs. McPherson was born July 5, 1923, in Farlinville, KS. She was a clerk for Buy Rite Grocery, Louisburg, KS, before retiring. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Louisburg, KS. She was preceded in death by one son, Kenneth Marmon. Survivors include three sons, David Marmon, Louisburg, KS, James R. Cook, St. Joseph, MO, and Victor Cook, Garnett, KS; four daughters, Twila Lancaster, Alva, OK, Linda Kircher and Helen Rose, Louisburg, KS, and Judy Glenn, Jackson, MS; one brother, Marion Johnson, Eureka, CA; two sisters, Vivian Coon, Mound City, KS, and Helen Kegg, Myrtle Point, OR; 33 grandchildren; and 45 great-grandchildren. (Arrangements: Runyan Funeral Home, Louisburg, KS) 
 

EUGENE VINCENT MEINERS 
Eugene Vincent Meiners, 82, of Overland Park, KS, passed away Tuesday, April 11, 2000, at his home. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Saturday, April 15, at Queen of the Holy Rosary Church, 7023 W. 71st, Overland Park, KS; burial in Resurrection Cemetery. Friends may call 4-9 p.m. Friday at McGilley State Line Chapel, 12301 State Line Road with a rosary to be said at 7:30 p.m. (Arrangements: McGilley State Line Chapel) 
 

CAROL ANN (BLACKBURN) MELTON 
Mrs. Carol Ann (Blackburn) Melton, 55, of rural Excelsior Springs, MO, passed away Wednesday, April 12, at her home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 17, at the Prichard Chapel in Excelsior Springs; burial in New Hope Cemetery, Liberty, MO. The family will greet friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the Prichard Chapel. Memorials are suggested to the Ray County Hospital Hospice or the American Cancer Society in her memory in care of the funeral home. (Arrangements: Prichard Funeral Home, 217 W. Broadway, Excelsior Springs, MO, 64024, (816) 630-3131) 
 

REV. THURMAN N. MITCHELL JR.
Rev. Thurman N. Mitchell Jr., 55, of Kansas City, MO, passed away Monday, April 10, 2000, at North Kansas City Hospital in North Kansas City, MO. Funeral services will be 11:30 a.m. Monday, April 17, at the Sheffield Family Life Center, 5715 Winner Rd., Kansas City, MO; Pastor Gus T. Franklin officiating; burial will be private. Visitation will be from 9-11:30 a.m. Monday, at the Sheffield Family Life Center, and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 15 at Victory Temple Christian Life Center, 3301 E. 12th St., Kansas City, MO. A memorial service will be 4 p.m. Sunday, at the Youth Front Auditorium, 4715 Rainbow, Shawnee Mission, KS. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the Urban Youth Ministry, which Thurman Mitchell founded, and Urban Youth Leadership Inc., Thurman Mitchell Memorial, P.O. Box 2705084, Kansas City, MO, 64127-0584. Mr. Mitchell was born April 17, 1944. Survivors include his wife, Malvena E. Mitchell, of the home; two sons, Thurman N. Mitchell III (Lisa), Kansas City, MO, and Theron N. Mitchell (Stacy), Kansas City, MO; daughter, Deidra L. Knaff (Brian), Merriam, KS; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thurman N. Mitchell Sr., Wichita, KS; four brothers, Emmitt W. Mitchell, Overland Park, KS, Arnold L. Mitchell, Lake Mary, FL, Dwayne L. Mitchell, Oklahoma City, OK, and Denzel R. Mitchell, Guthrie, OK; sister, Marjorie E. Tenn, Grandview, MO; six grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends. (Arrangements: Lawrence A. Jones and Sons Linwood Chapel) 
 

AMMIE LEE MOORE 
Ammie Lee Moore, 83, of Kansas City, KS, passed away Sunday, April 9, 2000, at Bethany Medical Center. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, April 15, at St. Peter CME United Methodist Church; burial in Highland Park Cemetery. Friends may call 10-11 a.m. Saturday at the church. (Arrangements: Thatcher Funeral Home) 
 

ERMA PRAWITZ MOYER 
Erma Prawitz Moyer, 93, Leawood, KS, (formerly of St. Joseph, MO), died Tuesday, April 11, 2000, at a Kansas City, Missouri hospital. Services will be 1 p.m. Friday, April 14, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, St. Joseph; interment in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. The family will receive friends 11:30-12:30 p.m. Friday, at Meierhoffer Family Funeral Service. Mrs. Moyer retired from Jerre Anne Cafeteria in 1984 after 40 years of services. Born October 18, 1906, in St. Joseph, MO, she resided in St. Joseph for most of her life. She also resided in Leawood, KS. She was married to John P. Moyer. He preceded her in death in 1984. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Carolyn Ann Moyer- Pratt; two sisters, Verna Stock and Louise Stahlin; two brothers, Louis Prawitz and Robert Prawitz; and her parents, Felix and Emelia Prawitz. She was a member of Nativity Catholic Church of Leawood, KS, and a former 70 year member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church and Sisters of Charity. Survivors include two grandsons, Marcus D. Pratt and David G. Nielsen, both of Lake Mykee, MO; two granddaughters, Dara Pratt-Nielsen, Leawood, KS, and Dr. Lisa Geier, Springfield, MO; and four great-grand- children. 
 

JUDY E. KEMPER NICHOLS 
Judy E. Kemper Nichols, 49, of Burlington, KS (formerly of Kansas City, KS), passed away Tuesday, April 11, 2000, at the home. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, April 15, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church; burial in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Kansas City, KS. Friends may call 6-8:30 p.m. Friday at Simmons Funeral Home, where the Rosary will be said at 6:30 p.m. Mrs. Nichols was born March 1, 1951, in Kansas City, KS. Survivors include one son, Robert Kemper of Seattle, WA; two daughters, Carol VanNatta and Vanessa VanNatta, both of Lee's Summit, MO; and one grandson, Spencer VanNatta. (Arrangements: Simmons Funeral Home) 
 

LORAINE INMAN OFFUTT 
Loraine Inman Offutt, 94, of Lee's Summit, MO, passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2000, at Village Care Center, Lee's Summit, MO. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 15, at the Langsford Funeral Home in Lee's Summit, MO; burial in Forest Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, MO. Friends may call 10-11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. (Arrangements: Langsford Funeral Home, Lee's Summit, MO) 
 

RUBY (GENTRY) ORTEGA 
Ruby (Gentry) Ortega, 91, of Harrisonville, MO, passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2000, at Camden Health Center, Harrisonville, MO. Graveside services with burial will be 11 a.m. Saturday, April 15, at the Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville, MO. There is no scheduled visitation. Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association and may be left at the funeral home. Mrs. Ortega is survived by her daughter-in-law, Nadine Gentry, Harrisonville, MO; five grandchildren, Tim Gentry, Shawnee Mission, KS, Luke Gentry, Harrisonville, MO, Ronna Powers, Dallas, TX, Stephanie Gentry, Mission, KS, Jill Vahldick, Southaven, MS; three great- grandchildren; two sisters, Clara Wittersheim, Whitter, CA, Fern Bernick, Brea, CA. (Arrangements: Dickey Funeral Home, 2401 E. Mechanic, Harrisonville, MO, 64701) 
 

GLENN EDWARD PEER 
Glenn Edward Peer, 88, died Tuesday, April 11, 2000, in Wichita, KS, at the Wesley Medical Center. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, April 15, at the United Methodist Church, Edgerton, KS; burial in Edgerton Cemetery, Edgerton, KS. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Friday, April 14, at Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, KS. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Edgerton United Methodist Church or the Glenn and Genevieve Peer Scholarship at Pittsburg State University Foundation. Mr. Peer was born in Vinland, KS, January 30, 1912. In January 1999 he moved to Wichita to be near his daughter. He was a Johnson County and Miami County resident most of his life. He was a teacher and coach in Edna (1935-37); Spring Hill (1937-38); and Hoisington (1938-41). He returned to Spring Hill as elementary principal (1941-43); taught and coached at Edgerton (1943-47); and Gardner (1947-51); returning to Spring Hill a third time as elementary school principal until 1957. From 1957-59 he was a state auditor for the Department of Education in Topeka. He moved to a farm south of Gardner in 1959, and continued in education as coach and principal of the Bucyrus Grade School until 1968, ending his 37 years in education as principal at Fontana High School, retiring in 1972. He was a member of the United Methodist Church, Edgerton, KS, and taught Sunday school. He was a member and past president of Miami County Retired Teachers Association. He was a 1931 graduate of Edgerton High School, 1936 graduate of Pittsburg State University, and received a Masters Degree in Education from the University of Kansas in 1955. He married Genevieve G. Balch on October 13, 1931, in Olathe, KS, and she passed away on October 5, 1999, in Wichita. He was also preceded in death by his parents, Robert Carl Peer and Grace McQuiston Peer; two brothers, Claire and Marion Peer; and a sister, Esther Cochran. Survivors include sons, Carl G. Peer (and wife Pat), Gardner, KS, and Dr. Gary Peer (and wife Beverly), Mt. Pleasant, MI; daughters, Karen Robertson, Wichita, KS, and Marilyn Salyer (and husband Ron), Great Bend, KS; brothers, Raymond "Shine" Peer, Gardner, KS, and Jess Peer, Gardner, KS; nine grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren;. (Arrangements: Bruce Funeral Home) 
 

NORMA JEAN PHILLIPS 
Norma Jean Phillips, 73, San Diego, CA (formerly of Kansas City, MO, and Kansas City, KS), passed away March 28, 2000. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, April 29, 2000, at Delmar Beach, Delmar, CA. Memorial donations may be made to the family. 
 

GRACE ELIZABETH PORTER 
Grace Elizabeth Porter, 91, of Overland Park, KS, died on Monday, April 10, 2000, at Menorah Medical Center. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 15, at St. Mark's United Methodist Church, 6422 Santa Fe Drive, Overland Park, KS; burial in Johnson County Memorial Gardens. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 14, at McGilley & Hoge Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mark's United Methodist Church in her memory. Mrs. Porter was born August 13, 1908, in Hiawatha, KS, the daughter of the late John Monroe and Sadie Viola (Butts) Denton. She obtained an Associates Teaching Degree from K-State University. She married Robert D. Porter on August 23, 1931. She was a member of St. Mark's United Methodist Church. Family was the most important thing in her life and she included extended family and friends into this circle. She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Robert D. Porter, on February 27, 1998. She is survived by two sons, Robert L. Porter and his wife, Judi, Danville, CA, David A. Porter and his wife, Carol, Alamo, CA; a daughter, Janice E. Peterson and her husband, Gene, Wichita, KS; a brother, R. Harold Denton, Arlington, VA; 12 grandchildren; and 19 great grandchildren. (Arrangements: McGilley & Hoge Chapel, 8024 Santa Fe Drive, Overland Park, KS, 66204, (913) 642- 3565) 
 

LINDSEY NICOLE PRICE 
Lindsey Nicole Price, 8 month old daughter of Doug A. and Jennifer L. Price, of Kansas City in Platte County, MO, died on April 11, 2000, at the residence. The Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:30 a.m. Friday, April 14, at St. Therese Catholic Church, 7207 N. W. Highway 9, Kansas City, MO; burial in Resurrection Cemetery North. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the church where a prayer service will be at 7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Kansas City Hospice Carousel Program. Lindsey was born July 19, 1999, in Kansas City, MO. She was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church. Besides her parents, Doug and Jennifer, additional survivors include a sister, Madison A. Price, of the home; the maternal grandparents, Leonard and Judy Louth, Kansas City; and the paternal grandparents, John and Shelia Price, Emporia, KS; her maternal great-grandmother, Anna Mae Ford, Kansas City, MO; aunts and uncles, Jason and Amy Sprang, St. Louis, MO, and Joseph and Penny Smith, Emporia, KS; and cousins, Elliott, Allison and Shelby Smith, Emporia, KS. (Arrange- ments: McGilley Antioch Chapel, (816) 453-7700) 
 

GEORGE REED 
George Reed, 80, Brookfield, MO, died Monday, April 10, 2000, at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, MO. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, April 15, 2000, at the First Christian Church, Brookfield, with the Rev. Page Foster officiating; burial in Laclede Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 3 p.m. Friday at the church, where the family will receive friends 6:30-8:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Pershing Hospice Home Health Care, in care of Rhodes Funeral Home, Brookfield. 
 

RONALD G. REED JR. 
Ronald Gibson Reed Jr., 64, of Chanute, KS, (formerly of Kansas City, KS), passed away Tuesday, April 11, 2000, at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center. Memorial graveside services will be 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 14, at Lone Jack Cemetery, Lone Jack, MO. (Arrangements: Johnson Mortuary, 101 N. Highland, Chanute, KS, 66720, (316) 431-1220) 
 

VERNON W. RIES 
Vernon W. Ries, 69, of Springfield, MO, (formerly of Kansas City, MO), died Tuesday, April 11, 2000, in Springfield. Graveside services and burial will be 2 p.m. Friday, April 14, at White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Gladstone, MO. Friends may call at 7-9 p.m. Thursday, April 13, at D.W. Newcomer's Sons White Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or St. John's Hospice, Springfield, MO. Vernon was born August 27, 1930, in Red Bud, IL. He had lived in the Kansas City area for over 25 years, moving to Springfield in 1993. Vernon was preceded in death by his wife, Madonna, in 1989; and a son, Bradley, in 1954. He is survived by two daughters, Sabrina Robb, Springfield, MO, and Rachelle Wolford, San Antonio, TX; and three grandchildren. (Arrangements: White Chapel Funeral Home, Gladstone, MO) 
 

ANNA RHEA ROBBINS 
Anna Rhea Robbins, 91, of Kansas City, KS, passed away April 12, 2000, at Bethany Medical Center. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday, April 14, at Kansas City Funeral Directors, 4880 Shawnee Dr., Kansas City, KS, where visitation will be one hour prior to service; burial in Maple Hill Cemetery. Kansas City, KS. (Arrangements: Kansas City Funeral Directors) 
 

EDWARD M. "EDDIE" SCHALLERT 
Edward M. "Eddie" Schallert, 51, of Blue Springs, MO, passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2000, at the St. Mary's Hospital of Blue Springs, Blue Springs, MO. Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Saturday, April 15, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Montrose, MO; burial in St. Mary's Cemetery, Montrose, MO. A rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Friday, April 14, at the church. Memorial contributions to Blind National Federation of Kansas City. (Arrangements: Hill & Son Funeral Home, Appleton City, MO) 
 

ERNEST LEE SHARTZER 
Ernest Lee Shartzer, 86, of Mission, KS, died Tuesday, April 11, 2000, at his home. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, April 15, at D.W. Newcomer's Sons Johnson County Chapel, 11200 Metcalf, Overland Park, KS. The family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m. prior to the service. Cremation. Interment will be in Johnson County Memorial Gardens. The family suggests memorial contributions to Children's Mercy Hospital. Ernest was born September 29, 1913, in Kansas City, MO, the son of Oscar & Flora (Ellis) Shartzer. He was owner and operator of United Super IGA Grocery Stores and also worked in real estate investments, retiring in 1975. He was a member of the Unity Temple on the Plaza. Preceding him in death was his wife, Virginia Shartzer in 1988. Survivors include a daughter, Joyce Schlegel and her husband, Michael F., of Covina, CA; four grandchildren, Michael L. Schlegel, Bryan D. Schlegel, Laura K. Bauman, Shawn E. Schlegel; and three great- grandchildren, Amanda, Jacqueline and Bryanna. (Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer's Sons Johnson County Chapel) 
 

LOUIS EDWARD SHORES 
"Lou" Shores, 59, Kansas City, KS, passed away Saturday, April 8, 2000, at Shawnee Mission Medical Center. Memorial services will be 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 17, at Coronado Hills Kingdom Hall of Kansas City, KS, 6251 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, KS 66102. Memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation or Kingdom Hall Jehovah's Witness. (Arrangements: Alden-Harrington Funeral Home, Bonner Springs, KS) 
 

DOLORES "JUDY" KATHRYN STEPHENSON 
Dolores Kathryn Stephenson, 74, of Independence, MO, passed away April 12, 2000, at her home. Graveside services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 15, at The Saint Mary's Cemetery in Kansas City. Visitation will be 7-8:30 p.m. Friday at the Speaks Suburban Chapel. Family suggests contributions to the Liberty Hospital Hospice, 2525 Glenn Hendren Drive, Liberty, MO, 64068, or St. Mark's Catholic Church, 3736 Lee's Summit Rd., Independence, MO, 64055. (Arrangements: Speaks Suburban Chapel) 
 

GRACE (CALAHAN) STRICK 
Grace Calahan Strick, 80, of Fenton, MI, (formerly of Kansas City, KS), died Saturday, April 8, 2000, at Ann Arbor, Michigan Hospice. She was born March 15, 1920 in Kansas City, MO. She was a member of Christ the King Church in Kansas City, KS. She was married to Dr. Frank J. Strick in 1938, and he died May 24, 1980. Survivors include her daughter, Marsha Spellicy of Fenton, MI; sons, Frank Strick of Merriam, KS, and Richard Strick of Topeka, KS; sister, Rose Faus of Great Pass, OR; eight grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Friday, April 14, at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Kansas City, KS. 
 

GENE STUART SR. 
Gene Stuart, Sr., 71, of Kansas City, KS, died April 11, 2000, at the Shawnee Mission Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 15, at the Maple Hill Funeral Home; burial in Maple Hill Cemetery. Friends may call 7- 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, family suggests contributions to either the American Cancer Society or American Heart Association. Mr. Stuart was a lifelong Kansas City, KS, resident. He was a spring winder for Garage Door Group for 17 years before retiring in 1989. Gene was preceded in death by a son, Gene Stuart, Jr. Survivors include his wife, Norma M. Stuart, of the home; three sons, Patrick Stuart, Eudora, KS, Gary Stuart, Independence, MO, and Michael Stuart, of the home; three daughters, Peggy Wells, Overland Park, KS, Gail Brasfield, Independence, MO, and Sandra Hyde, Kansas City, KS; brother, George Stuart, Kansas City, KS; three sisters, Peggy Reel, Lincoln, MO, Lorraine Gippner and Lois Jones, both of Kansas City, KS; 21 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. (Arrangements: Maple Hill Funeral Home) 
 

PATRICIA F. SUNDERLAND 
Patricia F. Sunderland, 70, Gower, MO, passed away Monday, April 10, 2000, at St. Luke's Northland Hospital in Smithville, MO. Cremation; no services pending. (Arrangements: Rollins Funeral Home, Platte City, MO) 
 

CURTIS JAMAL THURMAN 
Curtis Jamal Thurman, 18, of Kansas City, MO, passed away April 2000. Graveside services will be held on 11:30 a.m. Friday, April 14, at the Forest Hill - Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m. Friday, at the Lawrence A. Jones and Sons Linwood Chapel. (Arrangements: Lawrence A. Jones and Sons Linwood Chapel) 
 

JOYCE L. TOTTEN 
Joyce L. Totten, 70, Portland, OR, (formerly of Kansas City), died April 10, 2000, in Portland, from causes related to many years of Multiple Sclerosis. At the families request there will be no formal services held. She will be buried at Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery in Portland, OR. Contributions may be made in her memory to the Multiple Sclerosis Association. (Arrangements: Lincoln Memorial Park & Funeral Home, Portland, OR) 
 

REGINALD M. TOWNSEND 
Reginald M. Townsend, 45, of Kansas City, MO, passed away Monday, April 10, 2000, at V. A. Medical Center. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, April 17, at E.R. Morris Funeral Chapel, 4316 Troost, Kansas City, MO; burial in Leavenworth National Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. Monday. Friends may call 9-11 a.m. Monday at the chapel. (Arrangements: E.R. Morris Funeral Chapel) 
 

RICHARD JAMES WELSH 
Richard James Welsh, 92, of Kansas City, MO, passed away Tuesday, April 11, 2000, at Villa St. Joseph. Funeral services will be 9 a.m. Friday, April 14, at Our Lady of Good Counsel, 3934 Washington. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, at the McGilley Midtown Chapel, where the rosary will be said at 5:30. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Catholic Charities, Our Lady of Good Counsel, or Stowers Institute. Mr. Welsh was born July 24, 1907, in Kansas City, MO. He was preceded in death by two brothers, three sisters, and his wife of 37 years, Eva Maxwell Welsh. He is survived by his four children and their spouses, Paul and Janice Welsh, Leawood, KS, Gary Welsh and Janice Best, Hamilton, IL, Keith and Nancy Welsh, Kansas City, MO, and John and Clair Welsh, Kansas City, MO; sister and brother-in-law, Loretta and Bill Heydon, Lee's Summit, MO; and nine grandchildren. He was a freight clerk at the Santa Fe Railroad for more than 40 years, and was a veteran of World War II. (Arrangements: McGilley Midtown Chapel, (816) 753-6200) 
 

LUKE WILSON III 
Mr. Luke Wilson, III, 51, of Kansas City, MO, passed away Monday, April 10, 2000, at Truman Medical Center-West. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, April 17, at Lawrence A. Jones & Sons Funeral Chapel, 1800 E. Linwood Blvd., Kansas City, MO; burial in Forest Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, MO. Visitation will be 9-11 a.m. Monday, April 17, at the chapel. (Arrangements: Lawrence A. Jones & Sons Funeral Chapel) 
 

HOWARD M. ZINN 
Howard M. Zinn, age 48, died as a result of injuries from a bicycle accident in Palo Alto, CA, on April 6, 2000. Howard was the beloved husband of Janis; the devoted father of Rachel and David; the loving son of Blossom Block of Overland Park, KS, and Roger Zinn of San Diego, CA; all who survive him. He was the supportive brother of Cheryl, Janet, and Kenneth Zinn, who also survive him. Howard grew up in Overland Park, KS, graduating from Shawnee Mission South in 1970. He obtained his aeronautical engineering degree from the University of Colorado and built his successful 24-year career as an aerospace engineer for Lockheed Martin in Sunnyvale, CA. Howard was an avid outdoorsman with an enthusiasm for tennis and cycling and was known for his complete devotion to his family and friends. His delightful spirit will be missed by all who knew him. Services for Howard were held in San Mateo, CA, on April 9, 2000. There will be a memorial service on Thursday, April 13, 2000, at 7:30 p.m. at the home of his mother. Memorial contributions can be made to the Trust Fund for Rachel and David Zinn, Janis Zinn trustee at the First Republic Bank, attention Andrea Jefferson, 1215 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA, 94025.


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