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CHESTER B. BARANOWSKI 
Mr. Chester B. Baranowski "Chet" of Overland Park, KS, passed away Saturday, January 22, 2000, in Phoenix, AZ. Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, February 3, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Contributions can be made to Parkinson's Disease Foundation, William Black Medical Research Building, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, 650 W. 168th St., New York, NY, 10032- 2982, and St. Vincent DePaul Society, P.O. Box 13600, Phoenix, AZ, 85002. Mr. Baranowski was born October 11, 1920, in New Kensington, PA. He served as a Captain Navigator in the U.S. Army during World War II in which he flew B- 29's. He attended Grove City College receiving his degree in Chemistry and Math. He also loved the stars and Astronomy. He retired in 1980 with Holsum Foods as Vice-President. He was a member of St. Vincent DePaul Society and a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Overland Park, KS. He is survived by his wife, Patty; sons, Joseph Vaughn and James Baranowski; stepsons, David, Mark, and Matt Summerour; daughters, Margaret Pointelin and Candy Connealy; stepdaughter, Ann Freed; sisters, Jane Stuben and Julia Trojanowski; and 12 grandchildren. He was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather, loved by many and will be missed by all. 
 

JAMES DOUGLAS BELLEW 
Correction: James Douglas Bellew, 78, Kansas City, MO, passed away Friday, January 14, 2000, at his home. Services were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, January 18, at D.W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Chapel; burial in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. Visitation was from 12 noon-1 p.m. Tuesday at the chapel. Mr. Bellew was born March 28, 1921, in Bluffton, AR. He was a longtime employee of Stuppy's Floral and a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of WWII. He is survived by his wife, Florence E. Bellew, of the home; daughter, Dorothy Adams, Olathe, KS; four brothers; one sister; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. (Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Chapel) 
 

MARY GIANCERELLI BONURA 
Mary Giancerelli Bonura, age 85, passed away on Thursday, January 27, 2000. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Monday, January 31, at St. Thomas More Church. Interment at St. Mary's Cemetery. Friends may call at the church from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, January 30, where the rosary will be said at 3 p.m. Mary was a lifelong area resident. She was a Catholic. During her lifetime, Mary together with her now deceased husband, Louis Bonura, owned and operated several popular lunch time restaurants in the downtown K.C. area. Probably, Mary's greatest accomplishment in life was rearing her three children with an unselfish devotion to each of them, always sacrificing and putting their wants and needs before her own. Now as Mary joins her late husband, her parents, her brothers, and sister in God's heavenly kingdom, we say goodbye to the most loving unselfish devoted mother and grandmother God ever put on earth. She leaves behind her son, Nicholas Bonura, of the home; son, Marion Bonura; daughter, Rosemary Bonura Carvan; sisters, Frances Spaeth and Lucy Barker. Mary also leaves six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; a son-in-law, Douglas Carvan; and a daughter-in-law, Marian Bonura. She will be greatly missed by all as she leaves this earthly life to join God and all the angels and saints in her greatest of all rewards, everlasting life. Mother, Grandmother we love you dearly and will all be with you again someday, but for now you are in our hearts. (Arrangements: Muehlebach Funeral Home) 
 

DOROTHY A. BURBANK 
Dorothy Althea Burbank, 91, formerly of Smithville, MO, died January 24, 2000, in Tucson, AZ. Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 2, at the First Baptist Church of Smithville; interment at Rose Hills Cemetery, Whittier, CA. The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society or the First Baptist Church of Smithville. Mrs. Burbank was a member of the First Baptist Church of Smithville, MO, where she served as a pianist for 23 years. Prior to that she served as pianist for the Salvation Army for 35 years in both Kansas and California. Mrs. Burbank and her husband Charles were both active in the Salvation Army. Survivors include her daughters, Dixie Tanner of Kansas City, Mary Meyers of Tucson, Leora Burbank and Patsy Green, Smithville, and Bonnie Reid of Seattle; her sons, Skip Burbank and Gene Burbank of Washington, and Bill Burbank of California; 32 grandchildren; 50 great- grandchildren; and three great-great- grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles, sons, Linford Lyle, KayeDon, and Darrell Duane; grandsons, Steven Curtis and Ronald Burbank; and great-grand- daughter, Amanda Parker. 
 

GERALDINE T. "GERI" CARLTON 
A 78 year old resident of Liberty, MO, Geraldine T. "Geri" Carlton died Friday, January 28, 2000. Funeral services will be 1 :30 p.m. Tuesday, February 1, at the Norman-Wagy-Gordon Funeral Home, Chillicothe, MO, officiated by the Rev. Ross Fulton Jr. Friends may call from 12 noon-8 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home. There is no scheduled family visitation. Burial will be in the Avalon Cemetery, Avalon, MO. Survivors include husband, Donald, of the home; one daughter, Kelly Steffen, Chillicothe, MO; one son, Kevin Carlton, Kansas City, MO; one sister, Judy Coonce, Des Moines, IA; and five grandchildren. (Arrangements are under the direction of the Norman-Wagy-Gordon Funeral Home) 
 

JOSEPH PAUL CARR
Joseph Paul Carr, 72, Lenexa, KS, passed away Thursday, January 27, 2000, at the Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Overland Park, KS. Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Monday, January 31, at the Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 11300 W. 103rd ; burial in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Kansas City, KS. Friends may call from 4-6 p.m. Sunday at the Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee, where a rosary recitation will be at 5:30 p.m. The family suggests in lieu of flowers, donations to the American Heart Association or the American Lung Association. Mr. Carr was born June 25, 1927, in Kansas City, KS. He was a comptroller from Armour and Company for 20 years and Sambol Meat Packing Company for 22 years, both in Kansas City, KS. He was member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Overland Park. He was also a member of Spirit Movers. He was active in his parish choirs. Mr. Carr graduated from Bishop Ward High School, where he started the Joe Carr Orchestra. He played trumpet and loved Jazz music all his life. He was also and avid golfer and photographer and loved to travel extensively. After retirement he worked part time for International Tours and the Claridge Court. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mildred Carr, and eldest son, Joseph Jr. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Shirley J. Carr, Lenexa, KS; his daughters, Kathryn Bentch, Celeste Carr and Lisa Carr; sons, Thomas Carr and Michael Carr; five grandchildren; one great-grandson; three sisters, Catherine Krall, Frances Williamson and Jeanne Breitenstein, all of Kansas City, KS. (Arrangements: Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee, 913-631- 5566) 
 

HOWARD E. VANDER CLUTE, JR. 
Howard E. Vander Clute, Jr., 70, Kansas City, MO, passed away Saturday, January 29, 2000, at his home. Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, February 2, at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 9349 East 65 in Raytown, MO; graveside services will be at 12:30 p.m. at Leavenworth National Cemetery in Leavenworth, Kansas. Visitation will be 4- 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 1, at Speaks Suburban Chapel in Independence. In lieu of flowers at the family's request, please make donations to the VFW National Home for Children, 3573 South Waverly Road, Eaton Rapids, MI 48827. Howard was born October 27, 1929, to Howard and Viola Vander Clute in Hackensack, NJ. Howard graduated Park Ridge High School in New Jersey and attended Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, NJ. Howard entered the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers in 1951 and was stationed in Germany. After serving his country, Howard was a mason contractor and along with his partner, Neil Zabriskie, started their own company, Van-Brisk Construction. After Van-Brisk, Howard was employed by Celetex and Allied Roofing. He joined the Veterans of Foreign Wars and served in every elective office at the Post, County Council and Department levels. He is a past All- American district Commander and was named All-American Department Commander of NJ in 1974-75. During his term as Commander-in-Chief and Senior and Junior Vice Commander-in-Chief, he made the fact-finding trips to Europe, the Far East, Middle East and Central America. He also appeared on national television programs including "Good Morning America", "Today" and the "Tomorrow Show" to represent the VFW on major issues of interest to veterans. Following his tenure as Commander-in-Chief, he served the VFW as National Adjutant General from 1981 until his retirement in 1994. In May 1999, Howard was called out of retirement to perform the duties of Acting Executive Director to the VFW National Home for Children in Eaton Rapids, MI. In this capacity, Howard devoted his time and energies in Michigan to manage the National Home; a facility dedicated to children of veterans' families. This project brought great pleasure and commitment for Howard. The National Home has just renamed their Administration Building to the Howard E. Vander Clute, Jr. Administration Building. Howard is survived by his wife, Susan Vander Clute of Kansas City, MO; son, Richard G. Vander Clute of Mahwah, NJ; daughter, Lynn A. Higgins and her husband, John, of St. Helena, CA; step son, Aaron Ambrose of Raytown, MO; and step daughter, Andrea Cravens and her husband, Theron, of Greenwood, MO. Also surviving are his three grandchildren, John Howard Higgins and Kelly Higgins of St. Helena, CA, and Amy Vander Clute of Mahwah, NJ. (Arrange- ments: Speaks Suburban Chapel) 
 

JOSHUA WESLEY DAVIS 
Joshua Wesley Davis, 14, Kearney, MO, passed away Friday, January 28, 2000, at home. Memorial service will be 6 p.m. Monday, January 31, at Holt Fire Station, Holt, MO; private burial in Fairview Cemetery, Kearney, MO. Memorial contributions may made to Carousel, 1625 W. 92nd Street, Kansas City, MO, 64114. (Arrangements: Fry Funeral Home) 
 

CONCEPCION DIAZ 
Concepcion Diaz, 68, of Overland Park, KS, passed away Friday, January 28, 2000, at his home. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, February 1, at the Church of the Ascension; burial in Resurrection Cemetery, Lenexa, KS. Friends may call after 9 a.m. Tuesday at the church where the rosary will be said at 9:30 a.m. (Arrangements: Skradski Funeral Home, Kansas City, KS, 913- 371-1404) 
 

MACK DILLINGHAM 
Mack Dillingham, 91, Kansas City, MO, Passed away Thursday, January 27, 2000. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday, January 31, at Antioch Community Church, 4805 N. Antioch Road; cremation following service. Friends may call 1 hour prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family strongly suggests contributions to the church. Mack was born July 3, 1908, in Platte City, MO. He was a member of the Antioch Community Church for 60 years, New York Central Railroad for 40 years, a member of Alpha Lodge #659 for 50 years, a member of the Scottish Rite of Free Masonry, and Traffic Club. Survivors include his wife, Victoria Dillingham, of the home; sons, David Dillingham, Gladstone, MO, William C. Dillingham, Kansas City, MO; daughter, Barbara Landingham, Lake Tapawingo, MO; brother, Jay B. Dillingham, Kansas City, MO; five grandchildren; and six great- grandchildren. (Arrangements: Mt. Moriah Terrace Park, 816-734-5500) 
 

JOSEPH V. DOLINAR 
Mr. Joseph V. Dolinar, 83, of Kansas City, KS, passed away Friday, January 28, 2000, at the Alzheimer's Center. Mass of Christian will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 1, at Christ the King Catholic Church. Private burial service at Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, KS. Friends may call from 5- 7:30 p.m. Monday, January 31, at the Skradski Funeral Home, where the rosary will be said at 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate contributions to Christ the King Catholic Church. Mr. Dolinar was a lifelong area resident. He was a furniture salesman at many local furniture stores. He worked the last ten years at Davidow's before his retirement in 1976. He was a WWII veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church, the VFW Post #111, and AARP. He is survived his wife of 56 years, Barbara L. Dolinar, of the home; three sons, Joseph Wayne Dolinar and David P. Dolinar, both of Shawnee, KS, and Michael Anthony Dolinar, Bonner Springs, KS; two daughters, Barbara A. Keefer, Olathe, KS, and Elizabeth Dolinar, Kansas City, KS; two sisters, Anna Kvaternik, Overland Park, KS, and Catherine Decota, Loveland, CO; seven grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren. (Arrangements: Skradski Funeral Home, Kansas City, KS) 
 

GENEVIEVE DOWNEY
Genevieve Downey, 89, Tulsa, OK (formerly of Kansas City, MO), died January 27, 2000, at University Village, Tulsa. Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, February 1, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Harrisonville, MO; burial in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Monday at the church, where a rosary will be said at 7 p.m. (Arrange- ments: McGilley State Line Chapel, (816) 942-6180) 
 

EARL W. "BILL" EDDY 
Earl W. "Bill" Eddy, passed away January 25, 2000, in Manhattan, KS. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 1, at Park Lawn Funeral Home, Kansas City, MO. The family will receive friends 7-8:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Mr. Eddy was born September 8, 1923, in Kansas City, MO. He was married to Jo Ann Pugh. She preceded him in death. He worked as a lithographer for Kansas City Poster Display Co. of Kansas City for 22 years. He was a veteran of WWII. He graduated from Shawnee Mission North and attended Kansas State University. He was a member of the Graphic Communications International Union #235. He is survived by his son, Brock R. Eddy, Orlando, FL; and his daughter, Terri L. Eddy, Manhattan, KS. (Arrange- ments: Park Lawn Funeral Home) 
 

CLARENCE "SONNY" M. EDGERTON 
Clarence "Sonny" M. Edgerton, 59, died January 28, 2000, at Research Medical Center from a stroke. Funeral services will be 12 noon Tuesday, February 1, at E.K. George & Sons, Grandview, MO; burial in Raymore Cemetery. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Monday, January 31, at the Grandview chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to Boy Scout Troop #338 of Grandview. (Arrangements: E.K. George & Sons, 12913 Grandview Rd., Grandview, MO, (816) 966-0250) 
 

MYRTLE KATHRYN ERICKSON 
Myrtle Kathryn Erickson, 94, died Saturday, January 29, 2000, at Park Place Care Center. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, February 1, 2000, at Muehlebach Funeral Home; interment in Osawatomie Cemetery, Osawatomie, KS. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Monday, at Muehlebach Funeral Home. It is requested there be no flowers, but contributions may be given in her memory to the Endowment Fund of Swope Park Baptist Church, Kansas City, MO. Myrtle was born in Osawatomie, KS. After graduating from the Osawatomie High School, she become a member of the Alumni Association. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from the Kansas State University, Pittsburg, KS. Graduate work was done at the University of Kansas City, MO. She taught 22 years in the Osawatomie Schools and served as President of that organization. In Osawatomie she served as a president of the Business and Professional Women's Club. She retired from teaching in 1971 after teaching her last 25 years in the Prairie District Schools which merged with the Shawnee Mission District, completing in all, 47 years in Kansas Schools. She served as president of the Prairie District Teachers Association. She was a charter member of the Alpha Alpha Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa, honorary teachers sorority, local, national and international. She was a charter member of Johnson County Retired Teachers Association of northeast Johnson County, and also a member of the AARP National Retired Teachers. She was a member of Swope Park Baptist Church of Kansas City, MO, and a member of the affiliated XYZ Club of the church. Her husband, Dell Erickson preceded her in death in 1978. She leaves one niece, Myra Lemon, Raytown, MO; and three nephews, Eugene Lundy, Kansas City, MO, Dr. Park Wayne Wagers, Pasadena, CA; and Ronald Wagers. (Arr- angements: Muehlebach Funeral Home) 
 

RUTH J. GARRETT 
Ruth Jane Garrett, 86, northeast Kansas City, MO, died Friday, January 28, 2000, at Woodbine Health Care Center. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Monday, January 31, at Green Lawn Cemetery, Kansas City, MO. (Arrangements: C.H. Blackman & Son, Inc., (816) 241- 4040) 
 

MARGARET GILBY 
Margaret Gilby, 71, Lathrop, MO, passed away Friday, January 28, 2000, at Cameron Manor Care Center in Cameron, MO. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Monday, January 31, at the Lathrop Cemetery, Lathrop, MO. Friends may call before the service on Monday, January 31, at the Bailey Funeral Home, Lathrop, MO. (Arrangements: Bailey Funeral Home, Lathrop, MO) 
 

FANNETTE GOODHEART 
Fannette Goodheart, 94, Overland Park, KS, died Friday, January 28, 2000, at St. Joseph Health Center. Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Sunday, January 30, at Rose Hill Cemetery, 69th & Troost Ave. Kindly omit flowers, family suggests contributions to Temple B'nai Jehudah. Ms. Goodheart was a keypunch operator for Skelly Oil Co. on the Plaza for 35 years, retiring in 1965. She was a member of Congregation B'nai Jehudah, Jewish Women International, and Hadassah. Fannette was born in Liverpool, England and came to Kansas City in 1921. Surviving are her brother and sister-in-law, Harry and Margaret Goodheart, Las Vegas, NV; nephews, Alan and Bruce Goodheart, Overland Park, KS. (Arrangements: Louis Memorial Chapel) 
 

MYRIAM M. GORDON 
Myriam M. Gordon, age 90, of Rich Hill, MO, passed away Friday, January 28, 2000, at the Willow Lane Care Center in Butler, MO. Funeral services for Myriam M. Gordon will be 2 p.m. Monday, January 31, at the Sheldon-Booth Chapel in Rich Hill, with burial in the Green Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until service time Monday, at the Sheldon-Booth Chapel. She is survived by one daughter, Betty Ross, Rich Hill, MO, one son, Bill Gordon, and wife Connie, Kansas City, KS; seven grandchildren, and 13 great-grand- children. (Arrangements: Sheldon-Booth Funeral Home, 4th & Walnut, P.O. Box 42, Rich Hill, MO, 64779, (417) 395-2213) 
 

MARGARET JEANETTE HARTLEY 
Margaret Jeanette Hartley, 78, Kansas City, KS, died Friday, January 28, 2000, at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, MO. Funeral services will be 2:15 p.m. Tuesday, February 1, at Bruce Funeral Home, Spring Hill, KS; burial in Spring Hill Cemetery. Friends may call 1 p.m. until service time on Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children. (Arrangements: Bruce Funeral Home, Spring Hill, KS) 
 

MARIE HASTY 
Marie Hasty, 89, Lee's Summit, MO, passed away Friday, January 28, 2000. Graveside services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, February 1, at Memorial Park Cemetery, Kansas City, MO. Friends may call 9:30-10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Park Lawn Chapel. Mrs. Hasty was born November 14, 1910, in Bagnell, MO, to Walter and Della (Bowlin) Harvey and had spent most of her life in the Kansas City area. She was an inspector for Bendix/AlliedSignal for 25 years before retiring in 1975. She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Della; her husband, Joe Hasty Sr.; and a daughter, Jeannine Hasty. Survivors include a daughter, Marcella Hedges, Lee's Summit, MO; two sons, William "Bill" Hasty, and Joe "Jack" Hasty Jr., both of Kansas City, MO; seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. (Arr- angements: Park Lawn Funeral Home) 
 

ALVIN G. HAUSE 
Alvin George Hause, 107, Hendersonville, TN (formerly of the Kansas City area), died Friday, December 24, 1999, in Tennessee. Burial was December 30 in Bradenton, FL. Mr. Hause was born April 27, 1892, in Nicholsville, KY, and had lived in Topeka, KS, in his early childhood. He moved to Argentine, KS, where he graduated in 1912 from Argentine High School with honors. He pursued a journalism degree at Kansas City Junior College, then worked as a reporter for The Kansas City Star. He joined the Argentine Baptist Church in 1913. He then accepted a position as assistant secretary of the YMCA in Argentine. In 1915, he became licensed to preach and entered the Kansas City Baptist Theological Seminary. In 1916, he served as student pastor at the Wolcott (KS) Baptist Church. In 1917, he was ordained by the church and became correspondent for the Baptist Denominational papers. He graduated from the seminary in 1918 with honors and accepted the call from Maywood Baptist Church, Independence. He married Bertha "Smiles" Hunter on July 25, 1920. While at Maywood, he was secretary/treasurer of the Baptist Ministerial Alliance, chairman of several committees of the Southern Baptist Convention, president of the Englewood-Maywood Improvement Association, was a regular contributor to all the church and secular papers, and was known as "The Children's Preacher" for his story and object sermons and chalk talks. In 1933, he was called to Bales Baptist Church in downtown Kansas City. His book, "A Church at Work," on principles of church administration and leadership, was published in 1936. The doctor of divinity degree was conferred upon him by the Western Baptist Seminary in 1953. He was president of the Missouri Baptist Minister's Association and was Missouri representative on the Southern Baptist Convention Radio and TV Commission. He also served on the Kansas City Ministerial Alliances' Board, on the Board of Governor & Executive Committee, Citizen's Association, Kansas City. He also served on the board of trustees of the College of Osteopathy and Surgery and Lakeside Hospital, and on the executive board of the Missouri Baptist General Association for many years. He served the Armour Heights Baptist Church in south Kansas City in 1995. In 1961, he moved to Orlando, FL, where he served the Florida Shores Baptist Church and was active in the Wekiwa Baptist Association. He was elected pastor emeritus of the Bales Church in Kansas City in 1965. He moved to Bradenton, FL, in 1967 and later served as interim pastor at the West Bradenton Baptist Church, where he continued to teach a large senior couples Sunday School Class until 1990. He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Bertha "Smiles" Hause, on February 12, 1988. They had four children, Truett Alvin Hause, David George Hause, Dwight Hunter Hause, and Lois Elaine Hause. Mr. Hause is survived by three children, 11 grandchildren, and 12 great- grandchildren. 
 

MARY VIRGINIA HENDERSON 
Mary Virginia Henderson, 72, Blue Springs, MO, passed away Friday, January 28, 2000, at St. Joseph Health Center. Funeral mass will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, February 2, at the St. John LaLande Catholic Church; burial in Blue Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, February 1, at the Webb- Freer Funeral Home, 205 S. 17th Street, Blue Springs, MO, 64015. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's Hospice. Mary was born on July 30, 1927 in Kansas City, MO. She was a homemaker and belonged to the St. John LaLande Catholic Church and their Altar Society. She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Mary Peters. Survivors include her husband Charles Henderson, of the home; daughter, Kathryn Burge, Ingleside, TX; son, Charles T. Henderson, Columbia, MO; daughter, Jennifer Townsend, Ashland, MO; sister, Johanna "Dolly" Growney, Kansas City, MO; and two brothers, George Peters, and John Peters, both of Kansas City, MO; She is also survived by six grandsons. (Arr- angements: Webb-Freer Funeral Home) 
 

WILLIAM S. HUFF 
William S. Huff died Sunday, January 16, 2000, at the V.A. Hospital in Kansas City, MO. He was buried January 19, in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens after services in the same chapel where his visitation was held Tuesday evening. Bill rests in the family plot in the Garden of the Sermon on the Mount. He is sadly missed by all. 
 

WILLIAM H. JEWELL 
Bill Jewell, 89, Indianapolis, IN, died Friday, January 28, 2000, in Indianapolis. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 2, at D.W. Newcomer's Sons Johnson County Funeral Chapel, 11200 Metcalf; burial in Johnson County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will begin 1 p.m. on Wednesday prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Johnson County Library Fund. Bill was born May 10, 1910, in Ann Arbor, MI. He grew up in the Cleveland, Ohio area. Bill spent his career with Western Auto, working 46 years in Cleveland, Detroit, Pittsburg, Baltimore and then Kansas City. He retired from Western Auto in 1975. He was a resident of Overland Park since 1970. He was a member of the Chapter of the Free Masons in Cleveland, OH. He had been a long time stamp collector and enjoyed walking. He was a 20-year volunteer with the Johnson County Library. He was also a volunteer for the Village Presbyterian Church in Prairie Village. Bill was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth H. Winklejohn Jewell, in 1983. He is survived by a nephew, Richard Sievert, Indianapolis, IN. (Arr: D.W. Newcomer's Sons Johnson County Funeral Chapel) 
 

DAVID MICHAEL LAMBIRD 
David Michael Lambird, 7, of Blue Springs, MO, passed away Friday, January 29, 2000, at his home. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, at the Coventry Estates Baptist Church, 17133 E. 39th St., Independence, MO. Friends may call 10-11 a.m. prior to the service. David was born December 14, 1992, in Springfield, MO, and had lived in Blue Springs most of his life. He is survived by his parents, Rev. Richard and Dr. Elizabeth Lambird; two brothers, Jonathan Edward Lambird and Matthew Isaac Lambird; one sister, Carmen Elsie Lambird, all of Blue Springs, MO; his grandparents, Dr. Dwight and Jeanne Billingsly, St. Louis, MO; and his great- grandparents, Dr. Clyde and Elsie Billingsly, and Bob and Jean Holsey, all of Wichita, KS; and by several aunts, uncles, and cousins. (Arr: Speaks Suburban Chapel) 
 

PASCHAL S. LaTESSA 
Paschal S. LaTessa, 56, passed away Friday, January 28, 2000, after a long battle with cancer. Cremation; a private memorial service will be held for the family. Mr. LaTessa was born November 13, 1943, in Syracuse, NY, and had lived there until moving to the Kansas City area in 1978. He was preceded in death by his father, Pasquale Celestino LaTessa. He is survived by his wife, Janice, of the home; a daughter, Laurie; and four sons, Douglas, Scott, Brent, all of the Kansas City area, and Zachary, of the home; mother, Teresa Felice (Senise) LaTessa, Syracuse, NY; a sister, Penelope Louise, Lancaster, CA; and five grandchildren. (Arrangements: Northland Funeral Care, 1209 Swift Ave., North Kansas City, MO, 64116, 816-472-6688) 
 

BEVERLY C. LIPPS 
Bev "Mom" Lipps, 65, Kansas City, KS, passed away Saturday, January 29, 2000, at Providence Medical Center in Kansas City, KS. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 2, at Riverview General Baptist Church, 7924 Riverview, Kansas City, KS; burial in Stony Point Cemetery, Kansas City, KS. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday evening, February 1, at the Alden- Harrington Chapel, Bonner Springs, KS. Memorial contributions may be made to Riverview General Baptist Church. Beverly was born October 20, 1934, in Bethany, MO. She was married to Andy Anderson for 22 years and they had seven children and 11 grandchildren. She then was remarried to Clarence Lipps Sr. She was formerly an office manager at the Agricultural Hall of Fame, retiring in 1999. She was a member of the Riverview General Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph G. and Mable L. Hayes; and her brother, Roger A. Hayes. Survivors include eight children: seven sons, Brad Anderson, Raytown, MO, Tim Anderson, Pittsburg, KS, Hayes C. Anderson, Topeka, KS, Adam Anderson, Clay Anderson, and Pete Lipps, all of Kansas City, KS; one daughter, Dorice Anderson, Topeka, KS; her aunt, Evalee Bergman, Kansas City, KS; and 11 grandchildren. (Arrangements: Alden-Harrington Funeral Home, Bonner Springs, KS) 
 

NOLA F. LUKENS 
Nola F. Lukens, Kansas City, MO, departed this life peacefully on January 27, 2000, at a hospital in Jacksonville Beach, FL, where she was visiting her daughter, Judy. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, February 2, at Holy Cross Catholic Church; entombment in Mt. Olivet Mausoleum. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Sheil Independence Avenue Chapel where a rosary will be said at 6:30 p.m. Mrs. Lukens was born April 30, 1912, in Anabel, MO. She was a homemaker and was active in the Altar Society and her Circle at Holy Cross Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Cecil R. Lukens who died in February, 1997, and brothers Stanley and Hugh Graves. She was a loving wife and mother and enjoyed traveling, doing so at every opportunity. She will be deeply missed by her family and her many friends at Holy Cross and UNICO. Nola is survived by her only son Charles and wife, Jill Lukens, Kingsville, MO; daughters, Sarah Martino, Colorado Springs, Mary "Mitzi" and husband, Dave Owens, Independence, MO, and Judith and husband, John Galen, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL; 14 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren, one of whom, Nola Anne Galen, 3 months, is her namesake. (Arrangements: Sheil Funeral Home, 6606 Independence Ave., Kansas City, MO, 64125) 
 

MARY SAKELLAR MANUEL 
Mary Sakellar Manuel, 84, Shawnee, KS, (formerly of Boulder, CO), passed away Saturday, January 29, 2000, at Villa St. Joseph, Overland Park, KS. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, February 1 at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation, 12001 Wornall Rd.; burial in Resurrection Cemetery, Lenexa, KS. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Monday, at the Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee, where the Trisagion Service will be at 7:30 p.m. The family requests contributions to the Kansas City Hospice. Mrs. Manuel was born in Kendallville, IN. She and her family moved to Boulder, CO, in 1957 and lived there until March, 1998. She and her husband owned and operated the Manuel Sweet Shoppe from 1957-1973. She was a member of the St. Peter and St. Paul Greek Orthodox Church. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Stanley Manuel, September 14, 1998; and her son, George Manuel, September 5, 1998. Survivors include her daughter and son- in-law, Cassandra and Paul D'Agostino, Shawnee, KS; sister, Ellen Watson, Pinehurst, NC; four grandsons, Matthew D'Agostino and Nickolas D'Agostino, both of Shawnee, KS, David and Kristy Manuel, Anchorage, AK, and James and Alicia Manuel, Longmont, CO; and two great-grandsons, Joshua and Jeremy Manuel, Anchorage, AK. (Arrangements: Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee, (913) 631-5566) 
 

MELVA R. MARINO 
Melva R. Marino, 70, Overland Park, KS, died Friday, January 28, 2000, at Delmar Gardens of Overland Park, KS. Mass of Christian Burial will be 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, February 1, at the Church of the Ascension, 9510 W. 127th Street, Overland Park, KS; burial in Resurrection Cemetery, Lenexa, KS. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Monday, January 31, at McGilley State Line Chapel, 12301 State Line Road, where the Rosary will be said at 6:30 p.m. Mrs. Marino was born in Knob Noster, MO, and graduated from Paseo High School in 1947. She was a resident of the Kansas City area all of her adult life. She was first and foremost dedicated to the health, safety and well being of her family. She was a PTA President, Cub Scout den leader, and Circle leader in St. Pius X Parish in Mission, KS. She and her husband John were devout Catholics. She enjoyed many accomplishments during their partnership of 49 years, but the one of which they were most proud was the successful completion of college degrees and post-graduate degrees by their children. Melva truly lived for her children. When they had all departed for college, she went to work at the Westin Crown Center Hotel in the communications department. She then worked at The American Bank in a similar capacity. She was a woman of great warmth and kindness; all that met her carried away a lasting impression of her wealth of spirit and generosity. She leaves her son Michael and his wife, Judy, and daughter, Lauren, of Overland Park, KS; her son, Greg and his wife, LeAnn, of Overland Park, KS, daughters Debby and Marcia of Fairhope, AL, and Milwaukee, WI, respectively, and many other relatives and friends who were richer for having known her. Melva has now rejoined her husband in heaven. Sleep with the angels, dearest, Mom, (Arrangements: McGilley State Line Chapel) 
 

NONA W. McGEE 
Nona W. McGee, 95, of Kansas City, KS, died January 29, 2000, at the Medicalodge North. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 1, at the Maple Hill Cemetery. Friends may call 6- 8 p.m. Monday, at the Maple Hill Funeral Home. Mrs. McGee was the first child born of Walter Levi Robinett and Charlotta Jane Garrett on May 4, 1904, in Eureka Springs, AR. She lived most of her life in the Kansas City area. Nona owned and operated Nona's Café for 25 years before retiring in 1969. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dalton McGee, in 1944; son, Robert M. McGee; and two sisters, Bonnie Lambeth and Verlie Fain. Survivors include four daughters, Geraldine S. House, Wanda June Luttrell, both of Kansas City, KS, Joan D. Shannon, Seattle, WA; and Barbara J. Stauch, Camdenton, MO; brother, Hubert Robinett, Richmond, KS; sister, Vivian Schaible, Titusville, FL; 20 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren, and 24 great-great- grandchildren. (Arrangements: Maple Hill Funeral Home) 
 

MARY (MITCHELL) MELLOWAY 
Mary (Mitchell) Melloway, 93, Kansas City, MO, passed away Thursday, January 27, 2000, at North Kansas City Hospital, North Kansas City, MO. Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Monday, January 31, at D.W. Newcomer's White Chapel Funeral Home; burial in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Gladstone, MO. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. on Sunday, January 30, at the chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. Mary (Mitchell) Melloway was born on April 3, 1906, in Columbia, MO. She was a member of the Gracemor Christian Church. She was preceded in death in 1997 by her loving husband of 72 years, Cecil Melloway. She is survived by three daughters, Virginia Testorff, Kansas City North, MO, Betty Ann and son-in-law, W.R. Sears, Kansas City North, MO, and Mary Margaret and son-in-law, Clifford Sims, Fremont, CA; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and 10 great- great-grandchildren. She was a loving caring mother and Nana and a great cook. (Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer's Sons White Chapel, 6600 N. Antioch Rd., Gladstone, MO, 64119) 
 

ELEANORE D. MONSON 
Eleanore D. Monson, 77, Overland Park, KS, passed away Friday, January 28, 2000, at Shawnee Mission Medical Center. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Monday, January 31, at St. Pius X Catholic Church; burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery, Lenexa, KS. Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. Sunday, at the Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee, where a prayer service will be held at 6:30 p.m. (Arrangements: Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee, (913) 631-5566) 
 

JACK H. MONTROSE, JR. 
Jack H. Montrose, Jr., 65, Douglasville, GA, (formerly of Kansas City, MO), passed away Friday, January 28, 2000. Cremation. Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 5, at the Unity Temple on the Plaza, Kansas City, MO. In lieu of flowers, family requests donations be made to the Wellstar Community Hospice, 4040 Hospital West Drive, Austell, GA, 30106. Jack is survived by his wife, Sandy Montrose,of the home; three sons, Jack Montrose III, Washington, D.C., Neil Montrose, Belton, MO, Steve Montrose, Grandview, MO; daughter, Cindy Smith, Lee's Summit, MO; brother, Grant Montrose, Barnesville, GA; three sisters, Jacqueline Parmanter, San Antonio, TX, Rosemary Logan, Barnesville, GA, Saundra Montrose, Overland Park, KS; three grandchildren, Rick, Jenny and Brant. 
 

THOMAS O. MORROW 
Thomas O. Morrow, 93, Lee's Summit, MO, passed away January 28, 2000, at John Knox Care Center. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 1, at Sheil Colonial Funeral Home; burial in Forest Hill Cemetery. Friends may call 1-2 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Lee's Summit or Trinity Presbyterian, Independence. Mr. Morrow was born June 11, 1906, in Lindsay, NE. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Lee's Summit, formerly of Trinity Presbyterian Church of Independence. He served in the U.S. Navy in WWII. He was a garage manager for Commerce Bank, KCMO, and was a member of the Quarter Century Club at Commerce Bank; also worked for Central Parking Systems and Crown Center and retired from both; was a scout master for Troop #50, KCMO; Explorer Post #363, Raytown, MO; member of the Tribe of Mic-O-Say, and was very active in Boy Scouts. He was preceded in death by his wife, Cora E. Morrow; and brothers, Don Morrow, Glen Morrow, and Bill Morrow, and brother-in-law, Horace Owells. Survivors include his son, Bill, and his wife Brenda Morrow, Lee's Summit, MO; daughter, Patty, and her husband Lloyd Bybee, Odessa, MO; sisters- in-law, Nora Morrow, Dorothy Sengir, Apache Junction, AZ, Martha Owells, Radford, VA; cousin, Dorothy Beal, Lenexa, KS; grandchildren, Tom and Stephanie Bybee, Mayview, MO, Paul Bybee, and his girlfriend Melissa Ferrall, Independence, MO, Lori Bybee, and her boyfriend, Mike Hanavan, Bates City, MO, Cheri Morrow, Lee's Summit, MO; one great-granddaughter, Courtney Bybee, Mayview, MO. (Arrangements: Sheil Colonial Chapel) 
 

EVELYN M. PFLUMM 
Evelyn M. Pflumm, 68, Merriam, KS, passed away Friday, January 28, 2000, at her home after a courageous battle with cancer. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, January 31, at Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee; burial in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Shawnee, KS. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Sunday, January 30, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Shawnee Mission Special Olympics c/o Marty Crosby, 6501 Antioch, Shawnee Mission, KS, 66202. Evelyn Pflumm was co-owner of Shawnee Mission Builders for 43 years. She was a life long area resident. She was preceded in death by her husband Frank and oldest daughter Pamela. Survivors include three daughters, Tammy Pflumm-James, Shawnee, KS, Patricia Stock, New Castle, CO, and Kay Baxter, Eureka, IL; three sons, Frank Pflumm, Jr., Overland Park, KS, Larry Pflumm, Olathe, KS, and Don Pflumm, Lenexa, KS; two brothers, Bernie Kuse, Prairie Village, KS, and Larry Kuse, Overland Park, KS; 13 grandchildren. The Pflumm family would like to thank Rosa, Gina, Kansas City Hospice and a host of relatives and friends for their love and support. She was a loving mother, doting grandmother and a woman who loved life. She will be greatly missed. (Arrange- ments: Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee, 913-631-5566) 
 

FELIX J. "PHIL" PILEGGI 
Felix J. "Phil" Pileggi, 73, Independence, MO, passed away Friday, January 28, 2000, at North Kansas City Hospital. Services will be 10 a.m. Monday, January 31, at Holy Cross Church, 5601 St. John; burial in St. Mary's Cemetery. Friends may call 2-8 p.m. Sunday, January 30, at the Sebbeto Chapel, where the rosary will be said at 5 p.m. In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations to the American cancer Society. Phil was a lifelong resident of Missouri. He spent the majority of his life in the northeast area of Kansas City, MO. Phil was a graduate of the University of Kansas, receiving a bachelor's degree in architectural engineering. He owned and operated Pileggi Construction Company. He was an Eagle Scout with troop 70 of Holy Rosary Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Antonio and Mary Pileggi; his wife of 37 years, Elizabeth Ann Piranio Pileggi. He was a WWII veteran, serving in the European Theatre. He is survived by his wife of seven years, Maria Pileggi, of the home; children, Rev. Anthony J. Pileggi, Maria and Jack Stasi; Cecilia Ann Gagliano, Lisa Pileggi; grandchildren, Alicia and Luke Bailey, Joseph, Philip, and Michael Stasi, Melissa and Charles Gagliano; great- granddaughter, Elaina Elizabeth Bailey; sister, Elizabeth Cipolla, several in-laws, nieces, nephews, and many friends. Phil was a loving husband, caring and devoted father, grandfather, and great- grandfather and will be greatly missed by all. (Arrangements: Sebbeto Funeral Home) 
 

HELEN RAHIJA
Helen Rahija, 85, of Downey, CA, (formerly of Kansas City, KS) passed away Thursday, January 27, 2000. Graveside services and burial will be held Wednesday, February 2, in Rose Hills Memorial Park Cemetery, Whitter, CA. Flowers and memorials may be sent to the Rose Hills Mortuary, 3888 South Workman Mill Road, Whitter, CA, 90601. 
 

CHARLES FRANKLIN REISINGER 
Mr. Charles Franklin Reisinger, 61, of Laclede, MO, (formerly of this area), died Saturday, January 29, 2000, at Liberty Hospital. Cremation with services to be announced at a later date. Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society in his memory. (Arrange- ments: Jarman Funeral Home, 214 N. Pennsylvania, Lawson, MO, 64062, #816-580-3212) 
 

PAUL Q. RICHARDSON 
Paul Q. Richardson, 81, Kansas City, MO, died Saturday, January 29, 2000, at the Regency Care Center in Independence, MO. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 1, at the Scrivner- Morrow Funeral Home in Stover, MO, with Rev. Orval F. Woolery officiating; interment in the St. John's United Church of Christ Cemetery in Florence, MO. Friends may call 12 noon until service time on Tuesday at the funeral home. (Arrangements: Scrivner-Morrow Funeral Home, Stover, MO) 
 

CARROLL A. RIPPERGER SR. 
Carroll A. Ripperger Sr., 83, Blue Springs, MO, passed away Friday, January 28, 2000, at VA Medical Center, Kansas City, MO. Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, February 1, at Speaks Suburban Chapel, Independence, MO; graveside services will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at Kipp Memorial Cemetery, Stover, MO. Visitation will be 7-8:30 p.m. Monday at the chapel. (Arrangements: Speaks Suburban Chapel) 
 

JOHN R. "JACK" RIPPEY JR. 
John R. "Jack" Rippey Jr., 80, Kansas City, MO, died January 23, 2000, at Plaza Manor Nursing Home, with Parkinson's disease. Memorial service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, February 19, at All-Souls Unitarian Church, 4500 Warwick Blvd., Kansas City, MO. Anatomical donation to KU Medical Center. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Simpson House Fund of the church. 
 

HARVEY ROBINSON JR. 
Mr. Harvey Robinson Jr., 71, Kansas City, KS, passed away Wednesday, January 26, 2000, at the home. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 1, at Second Metropolitan Baptist Church, 1824 S. 37th St., Kansas City, KS; burial in Chapel Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, KS. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Monday, January 31, at Watkins Brothers Memorial Chapel. (Arrangements: Watkins Brothers Memorial Chapel) 
 

GUY L. ROSS 
Guy L. Ross, 67, Lee's Summit, MO, died Wednesday, January 26, 2000, at his home. Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, February 1, at the Langsford Funeral Home, Lee's Summit. Cremation. Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army. Mr. Ross was born October 31, 1932, in Oberlin, KS. He was a graduate of Bonner Springs High School and served his country in the Air Force for four years after high school. He worked for Western Electric and was an electronics technician with GE and RCA for 13 years, retiring from GE. He had a love of music, water skiing, scuba diving and sailing, and he had his pilot's license. He is survived by his friend and companion, Donna Loveall, Lee's Summit, MO; former wife, Jo Ann Ross, Lee's Summit, MO; stepdaughter, Debi Bennett and stepgranddaughter, Danielle, both of Lee's Summit, MO; brother, Robert Ross, Colby, KS; sisters, Virginia Toohey and Anice Nixon, both of St. Louis, MO, Ellen and Frank Harrington, Bonner Springs, KS, Frances and Charles Simkins, Summerville, SC, and Rosemary and Roy O'Neill, Topeka, KS; and many nieces and nephews. (Arrangements: Langsford Funeral Home, Lee's Summit, MO) 
 

LAURA M. SAMBURSKY 
Laura M. Sambursky, 78, Blue Springs, MO, died Friday, January 28, 2000, at St. Mary's Hospital, Blue Springs, MO. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, February 1, at the D.W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Chapel; burial in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Kansas City, MO. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Monday, January 31, at the chapel. (Arrange- ments: D.W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Chapel) 
 

ESTIL RAYMOND SHARP THELMA MAE SHARP 
Estil Raymond Sharp, 84, died on Thursday, January 27, 2000, and Thelma Mae Sharp, 82, died on Wednesday, Jan- uary 26, 2000, both of Kansas City, MO, at North Kansas City Hospital, North Kansas City. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Monday, January 31, at D.W. Newcomer's Sons White Chapel Funeral Home; burial in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Gladstone, MO. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Sunday, January 30, at the chapel. Mr. Sharp was born in Jackson County, MO. He retired in 1970 as a truck driver with the Air Cargo Terminals and the Teamsters Local #41. He had worked for General Box Co. until 1951. Mrs. Sharp was born in Buffalo, MO. She had been an Auditor for the National Bellas Hess Co. She retired from Midland International, where she had been a Dis- Assembler. Mrs. Sharp had attended the Sunset Hills Baptist Church. Mr. and Mrs. Sharp are survived by their daughters and son-in-law, Betty Sue Cliff of North Kansas City, MO, and Barbara J. and Dan Jones of Kansas City, MO. Their grandsons and spouses, John Raymond and Susanna Lyn Cliff, Joseph Daniel and April Jean Jones, Timothy Joseph Jones, and Matthew Raymond Jones; great-granddaughters, Tabatha Sue Cliff and Michelle Lyn Cliff. Mrs. Sharp is also survived by a sister, Louise Albi; sisters- in-law, Rose Breshears and Mary Breshears. Mr. Sharp is further survived by a nephew, Buford Ottens, of California, and a niece, Naomi Davis. As they walked together with the Lord in this life. He drew them closer to him to continue their walk together in a new life, where they wait to greet us all as we each arrive. (Arrange- ments: D.W. Newcomer's Sons White Chapel, 6600 N. Antioch Rd., Gladstone, MO, 64119) 
 

MARION J. "ROCKY" SHORES 
Marion J. "Rocky" Shores, 82, of Urbana, MO, passed away on Thursday, January 27, 2000. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 1, at Mt. Moriah Terrace Park Interment Chapel; burial in Mt. Moriah Terrace Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 2021 S. Waverly, Suite 100, Springfield, MO, 65804. (Arrangements: Mt. Moriah Terrace Park, 816-734-5500) 
 

ARITA D. STARK 
Arita D. Stark, Kansas City, MO, passed away on Friday, January 28, 2000, at her home. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 1, at Mt. Moriah Terrace Park Chapel; burial in Mt. Moriah Terrace Park Cemetery. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Monday, January 31, at the chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Arita was born September 23, 1940, in Ellsworth, KS. She was a very loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and devoted her life caring for her family and friends, and will be greatly missed. She was preceded in death by her father, Robert Sneath. Survivors include her husband, Eulan D. Stark, of the home; son, Nathan J. Stark, Missouri City, MO; two daughters, Cherie D. Austin, Kansas City, MO, and Melanie Boerio, Columbia, MO; mother, Doris Sneath, Lyons, KS; one brother, Loran Sneath, Hutchison, KS; sisters, Glenda Sue Talbot, Pennalosa, KS; and two grandchildren, Hailey and Adam Austin. (Arrangements: Mt. Moriah Terrace Park, 816-734-5500) 
 

ALTA MAY TAYLOR 
Alta May Taylor, 75, Belton, MO (formerly of Hermitage, MO), passed away Thursday, January 27, 2000, at her son's home. Memorial services will be 7 p.m. Monday, January 31, at E.K. George & Sons Belton Chapel; burial in Nemo Cemetery, Nemo, MO. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Monday at the Belton chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to Kansas City Hospice. Mrs. Taylor was born June 26, 1924, in Macks Creek, MO. She was former owner/operator of McCoy Hotel and Chicken Shack in Hermitage, MO. She was a Baptist and a former member of the Macks Creek Eastern Star. She loved to quilt and crochet and was an avid card player. She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester Taylor on April 2, 1981. She is survived by son, Duane and his wife, Peggy Taylor, Belton, MO; daughter, Vicki Orth, Shawnee, OK; brother, Keith Bonner, Maryland; sister, Nadine Worlein, Oregon; five grandchildren, Andy, Stephanie, Christy, Jolee and Cathy and her beloved great-grandchil- dren. (Arrangements: E.K. George & Sons, 611 Chestnut, Belton, MO 64012, (816) 322-2995) 
 

BOB LEWIS WARD 
Bob Lewis Ward, 74, Warsaw, MO, passed away Thursday, January 27, 2000, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton, MO. Cremation. After a private family service, burial will be in Mount Moriah & Freeman Cemetery, Kansas City, MO. Arrangements for a memorial celebration for family and friends are pending. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital Intensive Care Unit, 1600 North 2nd, Clinton, MO, 64735. Mr. Ward was born on February 7, 1925, in Drumright, OK. He grew up in Tulsa, OK, and moved to the Kansas City area in the late 1940's. He served in the United States Navy during WWII from 1943-1945. He was self-employed as a masonary contractor. He belonged to the International Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Union, the Tulsa Local #9 Masonary Union and the Tulsa Masonic Lodge #71 for over 50 years. He and his wife, Judy, operated the Hickory Hut BBQ in Lee's Summit, MO, for 7 years. They moved to Warsaw, MO, in 1988. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Kelly Robin Ward in 1991; two brothers, Harold Ward and Jack Ward; one sister, Ethel Briscoe and his parents, Glen and Mary Ward. He is survived by his wife, Judy Ward, Warsaw, MO; three sons, Bob L. Ward II, Pleasant Hill, MO; Rodney Ward, Lee's Summit, MO, Robert Dean Ward, Houston, TX; three daughters, Delores Adair and Patricia Walker, Tulsa, OK, and Laura Sunday, Leawood, KS; two brothers, Glen Ward and Lloyd Ward, Tulsa, OK; one sister, Mary Brown, Columbia, SC; 14 grandchildren; and his mother-in-law, Metta Moore, Wichita Falls, TX. (Arrangements: Mt. Moriah and Freeman Chapel, 816-942-2004) 
 

ROBERT DEAN WARREN 
Robert Dean Warren, 66, Odessa, MO, died January 28, 2000, at North Kansas City Hospital. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday, January 31, at Timothy Lutheran Church, Blue Springs, MO; burial in Holy Cross Cemetery, Emma, MO. Friends may call 12:30-2 p.m. Monday at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Timothy Lutheran Church or Timothy Lutheran Early Childhood Center in care of Berg Mortuaries or the church. Mr. Warren was a retired Kansas City police officer and had worked for Yellow Freight Systems in Kansas City. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War. He is survived by his wife, Lois (Bergmann) Warren, of the home; his mother, Lela Warren, North Platte, NE; two sons, both of Omaha, NE; and one brother, Charles, Pittsford, NY; and three grandchildren. (Arr: Berg Mortuaries, Concordia, MO) 
 

JEREMY LEE WATKINS 
Jeremy Lee Watkins, 18, Kansas City, MO, passed away Thursday, January 27, 2000, at North Kansas City Hospital. Memorial services will be 7 p.m. Tuesday, February 1, at Beaumont Baptist Church, 8319 Independence Ave., Kansas City, MO, with a Mic-O-Say service at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Tuesday prior to the services. The family suggests memorial contributions to a fund for Jeremy's daughter, Annessa, in care of Charter Funerals, 10250 W. 63rd Street, Merriam, KS 66203. Jeremy was a recent graduate of Excelsior Springs Vocational High School and attended Englewood Christian Academy where he leaves many friends. He was a member of Beaumont Baptist Church, an Eagle Scout from Boy Scout Troop #201 at Maywood Baptist Church, and a member of the Tribe of Mic-O-Say. He was preceded in death by a brother, Kelly Watkins, December 1999. Survivors include his parents, Lee and Chris Watkins, daughter, Annessa Marie Ortiz Watkins and her mother, Clarissa Ortiz, brothers, Lynn Butler, Chad Butler and Marcus Watkins, and sister, Veronica Watkins, all from the Kansas City area; grandparents, Joseph and Alice Shea, Kansas City, MO, Richard and Kathy Watkins, McNeal, AZ; maternal grandfather, Chris Ulmer, Maryville, MO; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and a nephews. (Arrangements: Charter Funerals, (816) 921-5555) 
 

MARJORIE ERMALEE WEST 
Marjorie Ermalee West, 80, Belton, MO, died Friday, January 28, 2000, at St. Joseph Health Center, Kansas City, MO. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, February 1, at the Belton Church of Christ; burial in Belton Cemetery. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Monday at Langsford Funeral Home, Lee's Summit, MO. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Bible Association or the American Diabetes Association. Mrs. West was born October 31, 1919, in Humboldt, KS, the daughter of George William and Edith Hattie Maye Scott Anderson. She was a resident of the Belton (MO) area for 35 years and a member of the Belton Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert L. West Sr., on April 29, 1980. She is survived by one son, Herbert L. West Jr., Rich Hill, MO; three daughters, Louella M. Roper, Peculiar, MO, Connie J. Whittlesey, Rich Hill, MO, and Debbie Z. West, Belton, MO; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. She will be missed by all her family and friends. (Arrange- ments: Langsford Funeral Home, Lee's Summit, MO) 
 

MARK GENE WHITE 
Mark Gene White, 37, Independence, MO, died January 27, 2000. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, February 1, at George C. Carson & Sons Independence Chapel; burial in Mt. Washington Cemetery. Visitation will be 9:30 a.m. until service time on Tuesday at the chapel. Mark was born October 15, 1962, in Kansas City, MO. He is survived by daughter, Ashley N. White; son, Aaron D. White; parents, Jack and Helen White, Independence, MO; sister, Robin Freeman, Merriam, KS; brother, Don White, Independence, MO; maternal grandmother, Charlotte Sibert; two uncles, David Sibert, Olathe, KS, and Les Sibert, Overland Park, KS; and several nieces and nephews. (Arrangements: George C. Carson & Sons Independence Chapel) 
 

DRANE W. "TOBY" WILKINSON 
Drane W. "Toby" Wilkinson, 81, of Prairie Village, KS, passed away Thursday, January 27, 2000, at his home. Private memorial services will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Carondolet Hospice. Mr. Wilkinson was born in St. Louis, MO. He was owner of Wilkinson Men's Clothing of Kansas City and St. Louis for many years, retiring in 1971. He was an instructor in the Woodbage Training program for the Boy Scouts of America and a leader of both Cub Scout Pack 66 and Boy Scout Troop 66. He attended Washington and Lee University and was a member of Delta Upsilon. He was preceded in death by his wife Elizabeth Hill in 1964 and son Drane W. Wilkinson, Jr., in 1996. Survivors include two daughters, Elizabeth Gore and Lucy Miller, both of Kansas City, MO; two sons, Douglas A. Wilkinson, wife Donna, St. Louis, MO, and Robert B. Wilkinson, wife Aileen, Pittsburg, KS; grandchildren, Drane W. Wilkinson III, Elizabeth Lewis, Cheryl Davis, Mindy Madison, Shannon Madison, Tillie Wilkinson, and Ian Wilkinson; nine great-grandchildren; and longtime friend, Dorothea Hellon. 
 

JIM WINANS 
Jim Winans, 80, Overland Park, KS, passed away Friday, January 28, 2000. Memorial contributions may be made to the National Parkinson's Foundation, 1501 NW 9th Ave./ Bob Hope Rd., Miami, FL, 33136. Jim was born April 24, 1919, in Chicago, IL. He was a graduate of the University of Chicago and Northwestern University. Jim served as a Lieutenant in the Navy during World War II. He worked for Macy's and Marshall Fields' as a retail manager and later as an administrator for UMKC. Jim was a member of the Abdallah Shrine Oriental Band, Delta Sigma Pi, and Sons of the American Revolution. Mr. Winans is survived by his wife, Maxine, of the home; and his sons, Rick Winans, Overland Park, Jim Winans, Bonney Lake, WA, John Winans, Boulder, CO, Rocky Winans, Pensacola, FL; 7 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild. (Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer's Sons Overland Park Chapel) 
 

STANLEY RAY WISEMAN 
Stanley Ray Wiseman, 44, Lee's Summit, MO, passed away Saturday, January 29, 2000, at Lee's Summit Hospital. Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, February 1, at the Grandview Assembly of God Church. Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Climax Springs Cemetery, Climax Springs, MO. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Monday at the church. The family suggests contributions to the Grandview Assembly of God Church Building Fund. Mr. Wiseman was born February 5, 1955, in Kansas City, MO, and had spent all of his life in this area. He was a production manager for the House of Lloyd. He was a member of the Grandview Assembly of God Church. He authored a book entitled "Cody's Ride" which was published in 1993. Survivors include his wife, Amy L. Wiseman, of the home; a son, Jake T. Wiseman, two daughters, Rachel L. Wiseman and Laura A. Wiseman, all of the home; his parents, Jeannine and Josh D. Wiseman Sr., Lee's Summit, MO; two brothers, John David Wiseman Jr., Lee's Summit, MO, and Timothy D. Wiseman, Belton, MO; a sister, Tina J. Peter, Lee's Summit, MO; a paternal grandmother, Gladys Wiseman (formerly of Climax Springs, MO), Belton, MO; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. (Arrangements: Park Lawn Funeral Home)


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