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IRENE "NINE" ALKIRE 
Irene "Nine" Alkire, 81, Butler, MO, passed away Thursday, January 13, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital, Kansas City. Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, January 15, at Underwood-Steinbeck Funeral Home, Butler; burial in Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be 7-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to Immanuel Baptist Church. Survivors include her sister, Betty Wood, St. George, UT; nieces and nephews, Barbara Herrell and husband, Cameron, Ann Ratje and husband, George, all of Butler, David Alkire and wife Sherry, Adrian, MO, Willis Alkire and Wanda Wasson, both of Ft. Smith, AR, Roger Seeley and wife, Betty, Asbury, MO, Craig Wood, San Diego, CA, Mike Magers, Pat Magers, and Susan Magers, all of Whittier, CA, and Donald Magers, Torrance, CA; sisters-in-law, Loretta Magers, Apple Valley, CA, Virginia Smith, Lucerne Valley, CA, and Marian Magers and Lucille Magers Wilson, both of Whittier; great-nieces, great-nephews, and cousins. She was united in marriage to Iley Willis "Buck" Alkire on October 15, 1935; they were married for 56 years. (Arrangements: Underwood-Steinbeck Funeral Home, Butler, MO) 
 

MAXINE ALLSUP 
Maxine Allsup, 85, of Lee's Summit, MO, died January 13, 2000, at St. Joseph Health Center in Kansas City, MO. Funeral services will be 9:30 a.m. Monday, January 17, at Our Lady of the Presentation Catholic Church, Lee's Summit; burial in Lee's Summit Cemetery. Visitation will be 6:30-7:30 p.m. Sunday at Langsford Funeral Home, where a rosary will be said at 7:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. Mrs. Allsup was born November 18, 1914, in Manhattan, KS. She was one six children. Her grandfather came to this country from County Cork, Ireland. She worked for Graybar Electric Co., where she met her sweetheart, Raymond Allsup. They were married on August 31, 1957, in Kansas City, MO. Before she retired, she was a bookkeeper for A.E. Smiley Electric Co., for about 10 years. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, and a volunteer at Lee's Summit Hospital and John Knox Village. She is survived by her husband, Raymond Allsup, of the home, and one sister, Elizabeth Armstrong, Grand Island, NE. (Arrangements: Langsford Funeral Home, Lee's Summit, MO) 
 

BONNIE F. POWELL AMANN 
Bonnie F. Powell Amann, 68, Kimberling City, MO, passed away Wednesday, January 12, 2000, at the St. John's Regional Hospital. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, January 15, at the D.W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Chapel; burial in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from 12 noon-1 p.m. Saturday, at the chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cape Fair Baptist Church. (Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Chapel) 
 

CARL ANTHONY ARTESE 
Carl Anthony Artese, 80, North Kansas City, MO, passed away January 13, 2000, at North Kansas City Hospital. Services will be 10 a.m. Monday, January 17, at Holy Rosary Church; burial in St. Mary's Cemetery. Friends may call 3-8 p.m. Sunday, at the Sebbeto Chapel, where the rosary will be said at 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the American Heart Association. (Arrangements: Sebbeto Funeral Home) 
 

PAUL WHITTMANN BAKER 
Paul Whittmann Baker, 93, Knoxville, IA (formerly of Kansas City and Holden, MO), passed away Wednesday, January 12, 2000, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center, Des Moines. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Monday, January 17, 2000, at Fairview Cemetery, Holden, MO. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Sunday at Ben Cast & Son-Wood Funeral Home, Holden, MO. 
 

RUTH M. BARNES 
Ruth M. Barnes, 86, Topeka, KS (formerly of Clinton, MO), passed away Thursday, January 13, 2000, at St. Francis Hospital, Topeka. Funeral services will be 11:30 a.m. Saturday, January 15, at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton; burial in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. The family will receive friends 7-8 p.m. Friday at the chapel. The family suggests contributions to First Christian Church of Clinton and may be left at the funeral home. Ruth was married to George Barnes on November 14, 1937. He preceded her in death on January 27, 1985. She was a 50-year member of the Hope Chapter of Eastern Star in Pleasanton, KS. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Topeka and the Clinton Christian Church. She previously had been active in CWF and her Sunday School Class at Clinton Christian Church. She is survived by three daughters, Judy Williams, Lee's Summit, MO, Jane Newton, Fenton, MO, and Diane Hall, Topeka, KS; her caregiver and grandson, Chris Williams, Topeka, KS; six other grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Alberta Smith, Lee's Summit, MO; a half brother, Robert Terrill, Kansas City, MO; and number of nieces and nephews. 
 

ELIZABETH ANN BECKER 
Elizabeth Ann Becker, 88, Kansas City, MO, passed away January 12, 2000, at St. Joseph's Hospital. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, January 15, at St. Thomas More Church; burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Visitation will be 6:30- 8:30 p.m. Friday, January 14, at McGilley State Line Chapel, where a rosary will be said at 7:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Elizabeth was born November 11, 1911, in Wien, MO. She was a registered nurse, a graduate of the St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing. For many years, she worked for Dr. H.A. Underwood in his office at 24th & Denver, where she had a large and devoted following. She was at her best when she cared for others. We will always appreciate her nursing her mother and so many of her sisters and brothers in their last days. She was a member of St. Michael's and Our Lady of Lourdes parishes. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Mary Becker, Kate Seidel, Carrie Brown Giudici; brothers, John, Paul (who both died in infancy), Joseph, Francis, Herman, and Carl; niece, Loretta Frances Becker; nephews, William Becker S.J., Jimmy Becker; and great-nephew, P.J. Becker. She is survived by her nephews, Michael, John, and Gerald Becker of Kansas City, Richard Becker of State College, PA, Bob, Don, and Jim Becker of Houston, TX, Joe Becker of Arlington, TX; nieces, Catherine Giudici of Kansas City, Mary Giudici McDaniel of Brooklyn, NY, Barbara Pollard of Houston, TX, Carol Cartwright of Kent, OH, and Marilyn Meier of Washington, NJ. 
 

HARRIETT PATTIE BECK 
Harriett Pattie Beck, 83, Harrisonville, MO, passed away Wednesday, January 12, 2000, at Camden Health Care Center, Harrisonville. Mass of Christian Burial will be 1 p.m. Saturday, January 15, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Harrisonville; burial in Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville. Friends may call 7-8 p.m. Friday at Atkinson Chapel, Harrisonville, where a rosary will be said at 6:30 p.m. Mrs. Beck was born October 8, 1916, at Bellefarm in Catharpin, VA, the fifth of 10 children. She was preceded in death by her parents, Luther J. and Bertha J. (Polen) Pattie, five brothers, and three sisters. Survivors include her beloved husband, Frank, of 56 years of the home; one son, Frank C. Beck Jr. and his wife, Debra, of Norco, CA; one daughter, Cheryl Colwell and her husband, George, Boise, ID; one sister, Bertha Carpenter, Manassas, VA; six grandsons; brother-in- law, Bill Beck and his wife, Lou, Harrisonville, MO; and sisters-in-law, Virginia McClain and her husband Jim, Harrisonville, MO, and Eula Pattie, Triangle, VA. (Arrangements: Atkinson Funeral Home, Harrisonville, MO) 
 

RODNEY EUGENE BEST 
Rodney Eugene Best, 46, Olathe, KS, passed away Wednesday, January 12, 2000, at Olathe Medical Center. Funeral services will be 11:30 a.m. Saturday, January 15, at College Church of the Nazarene, Olathe; burial in Green Lawn Cemetery, Kansas City, MO. Friends may call 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Ron Best Memorial Fund, set up by Fairview Elementary School, to benefit Rod's son, Cooper. Contributions may be sent to the Credit Union of Johnson County, 13001 W. 95th Street, Lenexa, KS 66215. Mr. Best was born May 31, 1953, in Pontiac, MI, and had lived in the Kansas City area since 1980. He was a member of the College Church of the Nazarene. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn K. Best, and son, Cooper J. Best, both of the home; sister, Joetta K. Shipley, San Diego, CA; and aunt, Sandra Paisley, Edmond, OK. (Arrangements: Park Lawn Funeral Home) 
 

MARIE F. BOREL 
Marie F. Borel, 78, Overland Park, KS, died Thursday, January 13, 2000, at Grandview Care Center, Grandview, MO. Memorial services will be 12 noon Saturday, January 15, at D.W. Newcomer's Sons Johnson County Chapel, 11200 Metcalf, Overland Park. Cremation. Inurnment will follow services in Johnson County Memorial Gardens. There will be a visitation and time of remembrance from 6-8 p.m. Friday, January 14, at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to Children's Mercy Hospital, 2401 Gillham Rd., Kansas City, MO 64108. Marie is survived by her husband, John Borel, of the home; four sons, Colonel John Borel and wife, Sharon, Ft. Leavenworth, KS, Gary Borel and wife Cindy, Lenexa, KS, Robert Borel and wife, Mary Jo, Randy Borel and wife Sally, all of Overland Park, KS; a sister, Shirley Langenhahn, Saint Petersburg, FL; 13 grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren. (Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer's Sons Johnson County Chapel) 
 

PHILLIP WESTLEY BROWER 
Phillip Westley Brower, 23, Kansas City, MO, passed away Saturday, January 8, 2000. Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, January 15, at Community Christian Church, 4601 Main St., Kansas City, MO. (Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer's Sons Stine & McClure Chapel) 
 

LOUISE S. BROWN 
Louise S. Brown, Pleasant Valley, MO, died January 12, 2000, at Liberty Hospital. Funeral services will be 11:30 a.m. Saturday, January 15, at Church-Archer- Pasley Funeral Home, Liberty; burial in Lock Springs Cemetery, Lock Springs, MO. Friends may call 7-8:30 p.m. Friday, January 14, at the chapel where an Eastern Star service will be at 7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, Ararat Shrine Temple, 5100 Ararat Drive, Kansas City, MO 64128. (Arrangements: Church- Archer-Pasley Funeral Home, Liberty, MO) 
 

ROSEMARY BROWN 
Rosemary Brown, 86, Kansas City, KS, passed away January 12, 2000, at her home. Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 18, at Mrs. J.W. Jones Memorial Chapel, Kansas City, KS; burial in Chapel Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, KS. Visitation will be 1-2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the chapel. (Arrangements: Mrs. J.W. Jones Memorial Chapel) 
 

JEAN BULLARD 
Jean Bullard passed from this life January 12, 2000, surrounded by her two sons, Randy R. and M. Scott Bullard and his wife, Kathy. She also leaves four grandsons, Kelly M., Chris S. Adam M., and Kevin W. Bullard, and her sister, Dottie Llafet, niece, Dr. Linda Snow, and nephew, Tom Snow. In the '50s and '60s, Jean sang with the "Twilighters," a vocal group with recordings and TV appearances, including the "Ed Sullivan Show." She sold real estate for 30-plus years, beginning with R.E. Grafton, then Hardin Stockton-Coldwell Banker and most recently J.D. Reece. She was a member of the Million Dollar Club. Jean was a volunteer for St. Joseph Hospital Auxiliary for several years. She was a member of the Blue Ridge United Methodist Church. She traveled extensively, spending much time in Maui, Hawaii. Jean's zest for life, her contagious smile and spirited nature brightened many a room. God will smile knowingly as he answers the knock on the gate and hears the familiar -- "Bullard here." Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Friday, January 14, at D.W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Chapel. Friends and family are invited to attend graveside services 12 noon Saturday at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. (Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Chapel) 
 

SANDRA FAYE BURRESS 
Sandra Faye Burress, 61, of Merriam, KS, died January 11, 2000, at Trinity Lutheran Manor. (Arrangements: Maple Hill Funeral Home) 
 

GUY BURRISS 
Guy Burriss, 98, Gower, MO, passed away Wednesday, January 12, 2000, at the Gower Convalescent Center. Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Monday, January 17, at Ozarks Memorial Park Cemetery, Branson, MO. The family will receive friends 3-5 p.m. Sunday at the Hixson-Klein Funeral Home, Gower. On October 2, 1926, Guy married Cora Bell McFadden. They lived in Kansas City until 1973, when they moved to Branson, MO. His wife died in 1974, and Guy moved to Gower, MO in 1998. Guy worked for the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority in Kansas City, MO, as a switchman for over 40 years. He is survived by a stepson, Clifford McFadden, Gower, MO; two stepgrandchildren; six stepgreat-grandchildren; nine stepgreat-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Delia Burriss, Kansas City, MO. 
 

DAVID E. CAFFEY 
David E. Caffey, 61, Independence, MO, passed away Wednesday, January 12, 2000, at Crescent Health Care. Funeral services will be 12 noon Saturday, January 15, at Charter Funerals/Blue Ridge Chapel, 5000 Blue Ridge Cutoff; burial in Swan Lake Cemetery. Visitation will be 11 a.m.-12 noon Saturday at the chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Crescent Hill Health Care, 2108 South Mitchell St., Oak Grove, MO 64075, or Hospice of Blue Springs. David was born May 7, 1938, in Kansas City, MO. He served in U.S. Navy from 1956-1959. He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church. He is survived by two sons, Ken Caffey, Lee's Summit, MO, and Keith Caffey and his wife, Suzette of Houston, TX; sister, Pat Horn, and mother, Eileen Caffey, both of Independence, MO; and two grandchildren, Alan and Jessica Ann Caffey. (Arrangements: Charter Funerals, 816- 921-5555) 
 

JOHN KENNETH DIXON 
John Kenneth Dixon, Schulenburg, TX, died Monday, January 10, 2000. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, January 15, at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. (Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Chapel) 
 

MAY ERICKSON 
May Erickson, 57, Peculiar, MO, died Monday, January 10, 2000, at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls, ID. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, January 15, at the Atkinson Chapel, Harrisonville, MO; burial in Scott Cemetery, Amsterdam, MO. Friends may call from 6:30-8 p.m. Friday, at the chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hope Haven, Harrisonville, MO, or to the charity of your choice. (Arrangements: Atkinson Funeral Home, Harrisonville, MO) 
 

ROSE MARIE FRANKLIN 
Rose Marie Franklin, passed away Wednesday, January 12, 2000. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, January 14, at St. Louis Catholic Church. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until service time at the church. Rosary will be at 10 a.m. Interment will be 1 p.m. in Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, KS. The family suggests donations be made to the American Heart Association, 6800 W. 93rd St., Overland Park, KS, 66212, Born December 25, 1932, in St. Louis, MO, Rose Marie graduated from Webster College, St. Louis, MO, in the early 50's with a major in music and voice and a minor in science. After graduation, she accepted a position as music director at Laboure High School. In 1954, she married Dr. Curtis U. Franklin Jr., Curtis III, Vicki, and Lisa were born prior to moving to Kansas City , MO, three years later William, Valerie, and Rose Marie Jr. were born in Kansas City. For almost 20 years, she parlayed her education and God-given talents into rearing six children and planting seeds for an appreciation of music, dance, and mastering. In 1974, she started performing again, and participated in several local "Theatre Under the Stars" productions under the direction of C. Richard Pond. In 1989, she lost her mate, Curtis Jr., but Mama Franklin, as she was called, continued to mentor, practice, and perform until 1991. During this time she also shared her talents with the Charlie Parker Foundation. She watched the birth of her first grandchild, DeFrancis Curtis Young, in 1992. four years later, Ciru Marie Franklin, her granddaughter, was born. Over the last 8 years she spent many hours loving, correcting, kissing, and hugging her grandchildren… and they her. She is survived by all six of her children; son-in-law, Mark D. Young; and daughters-in-law, Carma Franklin and Wambui Ngotho-Franklin; two aunts, Roberta "Rosie" Bell and Elsie Thompson. Her extended family includes nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Her face will be missed, but her spirit lives in each of those she has touched and those they will touch. 
 

WENONA "NONIE" R. (HOLLINGER) FULLER 
Wenona "Nonie" R. (Hollinger) Fuller, 35, died January 8, 2000. Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, January 16, at Rowland Heights Church of the Nazarene, Rowland Heights, CA, (626) 935-8807. In lieu of flowers, donations may go to Josiah Aaron Fuller, c/o Whittier Area CU, P.O. Box 200, Whittier, CA 90608. Mrs. Fuller is survived by her husband, Glenn; two-year-old son, Josiah Aaron; father, Michael Hollinger; sister, Paula Williams; brother, Michael Hollinger; and many others. Nonie was truly a Proverbs 31 woman, with a gentle spirit, quiet strength, and a passionate love for God, Glenn, and Josiah. Her faith is reflected in her quote, "I love you, Lord. Your spirit is my strength. Your love carries my burden. I will praise you with all that I am and all that I have." We will miss you, Nonie! 
 

JAMES H. GARLET JR.
James H. Garlet Jr., 87, Kansas City, MO, died Wednesday, January 12, 2000, at the Indian Meadows Nursing Center in Overland Park, KS. Graveside services will be 2:30 p.m. Monday, January 17, at the Highland Park Cemetery. Friends may call 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the Highland Park Funeral Home. The family suggests contributions to the City Union Mission. Mr. Garlet was born in Kansas City, KS, and was a lifelong area resident. He was a maintenance foreman for the Bendix Company for 28 years, retiring in 1975. He was a member of the Colonial Presbyterian Church where he had served as a deacon. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of WWII, and was also a member of the Toastmasters. He is survived by his wife, Myra Garlet, of the home; a daughter, Judy Walden, Kansas City, MO; three grandchildren; and three great- grandchildren. 
 

ALEACE D. GIBBS 
Aleace D. Gibbs, 80, Kansas City, MO, passed away Monday, January 10, 2000, at Truman Medical Center West. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, January 18, 2000, at Canaan Missionary Baptist Church, 3745 Chestnut St., with the Rev. Tony Cobbins officiating; burial in Forest Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, MO. Visitation will be 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday at the church. (Arrangements: Lawrence A. Jones & Sons Linwood Chapel) 
 

VIRGINIA J. GIBBS 
Virginia J. Gibbs, 77, Peculiar, MO, passed away Wednesday, January 12, 2000, at Medicalodge of Butler, Butler, MO. The family will receive friends 3:30-4:30 p.m. Saturday, January 15, at the Wallace Funeral Home, 422 N. Lake, Pleasant Hill, MO. Cremation. Burial in the National Cemetery, Fort Leavenworth, KS, at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the American Cancer Society or to a charity of your choice. (Arrangements: Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill, MO) 
 

ESTELLA BERNICE GARNER "SKINNY" GUINN 
Estella Bernice Garner Guinn passed away January 10, 2000. She was born May 4, 1931, to Joseph Garner and Bessie Holland Garner of Kansas City, MO. Her mother, father, seven brothers, and five sisters, preceded her in death. She married Edward T. Guinn, May 23, 1975; they celebrated 24 years of marriage. He also preceded her in death. Bernice attended Wendell Phillips and Booker T. Washington Elementary School and Lincoln High School, graduating in May 1948. She also attended Avila College, training as a surgical nurse. Bernice joined St. Stephen Baptist Church in March 1939 and was baptized by the Rev. R.J. Jordan. She was active in Sunday school and Baptist Training Union. She was a member of the first young people's choir with Mrs. C. Anna Lee Wright, director, and later with Charles Love, director. She was an active member of the Lincoln High Choir, with John S. Williams, director. She was an active member of the American Business Women's Association, serving as secretary and other committee chairman. At the time of her death, she was president of the VFW 2069 Ladies Auxiliary. She was also a member of the AARP and Palestine Activity Center. She is survived by her daughter, Glenda Guinn of Kansas City; son, Edwin Earl Hamilton of Silver Springs, MD; grandsons Edward Thomas Dexter and Derrick Lawrence Guinn of the city; granddaughters, Domonique Alexandra Hamilton of Silver Springs, MD, and Rayvaughn Latrice Guinn of the city; sisters, Mildred Cannon, Pauline Garner of the city; special niece, Maudedith Johnson; nieces, Roxanne Pope, Hazel Mansell; nephews, James Garner, San Jose, CA, Edward Guinn, Kansas City, KS, James Garner Jr., California, Dexter R. Garner, Miliptas, CA; special neighbors, Earl and Elizabeth Crain; and special friend, Christine Brown. Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Friday, January 14, at Lawrence A. Jones Linwood Chapel. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Stephen Baptist Church, with the Rev. Eric Belt officiating; burial in Leavenworth, KS. (Arrangements: Lawrence A. Jones & Sons Linwood Chapel) 
 

WILLIS R. HALL 
Willis R. Hall, 80, Clinton, MO, died Wednesday, January 12, 2000, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital. He will lie in state 12 noon-8 p.m. Friday, January 14, at Consalus Chapel, Clinton, where funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. on Saturday. Mr. Hall was a farmer and worked for Crowe Coal Company, retiring from Rock Island Railroad where he was a truck driver for 19 years. Preceding him in death are his parents; a brother, Jack Hall; a sister, Pauline Nielsen; and grandson, Bill Hudson. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy, of the home; two sons, Jerry Hall and Richard Hall, Clinton, MO; a daughter, Nancy Hudson, Leeton, MO; and one brother, Clark Hall, Raymore, MO. (Arrangements: Consalus Funeral Home, Clinton, MO) 
 

MARY LOUISE HAMBY 
Mary Louise Hamby, 80, Shawnee, KS, passed away January 10, 2000, at Overland Park Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, January 14, at Savior of the World Pastoral Center, 12601 Parallel Pkwy., Kansas City, KS; burial in Bonner Springs Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sacred Heart Building Fund, 103 East Insley, Bonner Springs, KS 66012. Mary Louise was born on December 12, 1919, in Edgerton, KS. She was the daughter of William F. and Vincentia McCarthy Braun. She graduated from Edgerton High School in 1937 and from Saint Francis School of Nursing in 1940. She received her Bachelor of Science from Saint Mary College in 1942. She attained the rank of Lt. Colonel in the United States Army Nurse Corps Reserves. During World War II, she served on hospital ships and on Leyte Island. Following the war, she was employed at Wadsworth V.A. Hospital. From 1956 to 1968, she was the Head Nurse in the women's building at the Topeka VA Hospital. Louise married Edgar J. "Ted" Hamby on June 1, 1968. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Sacred Heart Altar Society. Louise is survived by her husband, Ted, of the home; daughter, Dianna McKenzie, Lawrence, KS; three grandchildren, Scott McKenzie, Fort Collins, CO, Amanda and Erin McKenzie, Lawrence, KS; one brother, Ray Braun, Edgerton, KS; two sisters, Florence Lewis, Gardner, KS, Lois Roberts, Bonner Springs, KS; and many devoted nieces and nephews. (Arrangements: Alden-Harrington Funeral Home) 
 

BOYD LINDSEY HARLAN 
Boyd Lindsey Harlan, 48, Port Charlotte, FL, died December 28, 1999. Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, January 15, at the Federated Church in Hamilton, MO, and at 4 p.m. Sunday, January 16, at the Belton Presbyterian Church, 122 Main St., Belton, MO. Burial will be private. A Memorial Fund has been established at the Mazuma Credit Union to help with funeral expenses. If you would like to contribute to this fund, you may contact Ron Brasfield or Dr. Sam Gulino at the Jackson County Medical Examiner's Office, (816) 881-6600, or checks can be mailed to Mazuma Credit Union, 9300 Troost Ave., Kansas City, MO 64131-3000. Please make checks payable to the Boyd Harlan Memorial Fund, Account Number 131128-30. Boyd was born May 26, 1951, in Houston, TX. He moved to Port Charlotte, FL, in January 1998. He was an investigator for the Charlotte County Medical Examiner's Office. He had worked 10 years for the State of Missouri in Investigations, and before moving to Florida had worked eight years for the Jackson County Medical Examiner's Office, Kansas City, MO. He moved to a small farm in Hamilton, MO, in 1993, to be with all of the animals that he loved to care for. He was a member of the Hamilton Federated Church. Survivors include his wife of nine years, Pamela Cochran-Harlan; parents, William Marion Harlan and Erma Rose Harlan, Columbia, MO; son, Joshua Andrew Harlan, Columbia, MO; daughter, Lindsey Jo Harlan, Independence, MO; and brother, Stanley Ray Harlan, Columbia, MO. (Arrangements: Bram Funeral Home, Hamilton, MO, (816) 583-4423) 
 

COURTNEY M. HARRIS 
Little Miss Courtney M. Harris, four- year-old daughter of James Harris, Kansas City, KS, and Leola L. Williams, of the home, passed away January 11, 2000, at KU Medical Center. Graveside services will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday, January 15, at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be 12:30-2:30 p.m. Saturday at Mrs. J.W. Jones Memorial Chapel. (Arrangements: Mrs. J.W. Jones Memorial Chapel) 
 

CLAUDINE (WILKERSON) HOLMBERG HAWKINS 
Claudine (Wilkerson) Holmberg Hawkins, 88, N. Fort Myers, FL, (formerly of the Kansas City area), passed away Monday, November 29, 1999, at the home. No funeral services will be held, the body has been cremated; burial in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. (Arrangements: Mt. Moriah and Freeman Funeral Home, 816- 942-2004) 
 

CLETIS V. HAYES 
Cletis Viola Hayes, 71, northeast Kansas City, MO, died Thursday, January 13, 2000, at Regency Care Center. Cremation. (Arrangements: C.H. Blackman & Son, Inc., (816) 241-4040) 
 

DON HUTSON 
Don Hutson, 68, Lebanon, MO, died Tuesday, January 4, 2000, at St. Johns Regional Health Center, Springfield, of kidney failure. Services will be 7 p.m. Saturday, January 15, 2000, at Cowan Civic Center Theater, Lebanon, with Fredrick J. Weitkamp officiating. Don's personal preference was that donations be given to promote worthy causes. Therefore, the family requests donations in his memory be made to the Lebanon Arts Council or Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity in lieu of flowers or plants. Mr. Hutson is survived by one son, Eric Hutson and his wife, Christine, Lebanon, MO; three daughters, Sheila Hutson, Springfield, MO, Robin Hutson-Montoya, Kansas City, MO, and Heather Daye and her husband, Gary, Columbia, MO; five grandchildren, Cooper Lewis Hutson, Justin Linn Bentley, Nikolai Ariel Hutson Montoya, Dominica Pilar Hutson- Montoya, and Nicolas Dagaberto Alvardo. Mr. Hutson was an attorney and resided in Kansas City for 25 years before beginning his practice in Lebanon, MO. Mr. Hutson was born November 4, 1931, in Kansas City, MO. He graduated from Oak Grove (MO) High School (1949), and graduated with honors from Central College, Fayette, MO (A.B., 1953). He did graduate study at the University of Missouri (1954), and graduated with honors from George Washington University (J.D., 1958). He married Betty Switzer of Brunswick, MO, on September 7, 1952. In addition to being an attorney, Mr. Hutson was a teacher and ordained minister. He taught and coached in Higbee, MO, and Centralia, MO, 1952-54. He was also staff assistant to Senator Stuart Symington (D-MO), 1955-1959; assistant prosecuting attorney for Jackson County, MO, 1959-1963; member of the Christian Church, American Trial Lawyers Association, Missouri Trial Lawyers Association, American Bar Association, American Judicature Society, Missouri Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, Kansas City Bar Association, Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity; admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States; twice named in "Who's Who in American Universities and Colleges"; presently listed in "Who's Who in America," "Who's Who in the Midwest," "Who's Who in the United States," "Who's Who in American Law," and "Personalities of the West and Midwest". As a trial attorney, Mr. Hutson was engaged in private practice with Hutson, Hutson, & Hutson, L.L.C., with offices at 211 E. Commercial, Lebanon, MO 65536. Mr. Hutson was founder of the Lebanon Arts Council and was involved with the Lebanon Area Chamber of Commerce and Lebanon Concert Association. He was a member of the Laclede County Bar Association. Since 1955, Mr. Hutson had been an active member of Phi Alpha Delta Fraternity, one of the world's largest organizations. From 1976-78, he served as International Justice (president) of that organization. He was known for being perhaps that organization's finest leader ever, helping to pioneer Phi Alpha Delta's merger with the leading women's legal fraternity (Phi Delta Delta), expanding membership to lawyers and law students outside the United States, and pioneering pre-law, ethics and juvenile justice programs. (Arrangements: Colonial Funeral Chapels, Lebanon, MO) 
 

CLARA H. KOCH 
Clara H. Koch, 89, Leawood, KS, passed away Tuesday, January 11, 2000, at the Sharon Lane Nursing Home. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, at D.W. Newcomer's Sons Johnson County Funeral Chapel, 11200 Metcalf; burial in Johnson County Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from 10-11 a.m. Monday, at the chapel. If desired, contributions are suggested to the donor's favorite charity. Clara was born in Bessie, OK, and had lived in this area since 1951. She retired from Katz Drug Store in 1972 after working for 12 years. She was a former member of Trinity Lutheran Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Koch, in 1983; and a grandson, David Koch, in 1996. She is survived by three sons and their wives, James and Alice Koch, Leawood, KS, Charles and Ellen Koch, Everett, WA, and Tom and Helen Koch, Sydney, Australia; grandchildren, Linda Bonewits and her husband Curt, Jeff Koch and his wife Rebecca, and Deanne Koch; and four great- grandchildren. (Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer's Sons Johnson County Chapel) 
 

GARY R. KRAMER 
Gary R. Kramer, 49, Emporia, KS, died Tuesday, January 11, 2000, at the home. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Saturday, January 15, at the Cathedral of St. Peter; burial in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call 9-11 a.m. Saturday at the Cathedral. The family suggests memorial contributions to Bishop Ward High School or the Cathedral of St. Peter. Gary was born January 16, 1950, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, MO. He attended St. Peter's School and graduated from Bishop Ward High School in 1968. He attended Oklahoma State and Emporia State Universities. He had lived in Denver, CO, and Phoenix, AZ, before returning to Kansas. He is survived by his loving parents, Betty and Bill Kramer, Kansas City, KS; his brother and his wife, Bill and Pat Kramer, Lenexa, KS; sister and her husband, Nancy and Jim Amundson, San Diego, CA; a daughter, Sara Shapiro, Palm Harbor, FL; nieces and nephew, Katie Kramer, twins, Annie and Cassie Amundson, Joey Kramer; and aunt, Marie Smith, Prairie Village, KS. He was loved and will be missed by all who loved him. (Arrangements: Porter Funeral Home) 
 

ANNA REBEKAH LEIBENGOOD 
Anna Rebekah Leibengood, 103, Lawrence, KS, passed away Wednesday, January 12, 2000, at the Lawrence Presbyterian Manor in Lawrence, KS. She donated her body to science at KU Medical Center. Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, January 15, at the Lawrence Presbyterian Manor. Memorial contributions may be made to Good Samaritan Fund or Becky's Garden Fund, both of the Lawrence Presbyterian Manor, in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1260, Lawrence, KS, 66044. Miss Leibengood was born March 9, 1896, near Hiawatha, KS, to Christopher Elmer Leibengood and Estella Isola (Osgood) Leibengood. She was one of eight children. Miss Leibengood graduated from the School of Education at the University of Kansas in 1923 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education and Biology. She earned a Master of Science degree form the University of Kansas in 1939. She was a charter member of the Torch Chapter of Mortar Board. She taught physical education and zoology at Central High School in Kansas City, MO. She began teaching in 1923 and retired in 1964. She worked as a volunteer for Meals on Wheels, for Head start, and as a volunteer for Douglas County Historical Society. She was a member of the Lawrence Color Camera Club, Retired Teachers Association of Kansas City, MO, the Retired Teachers Association of Lawrence, KS, and the Daffodill Club. She is survived by her sister, Mrs. Dorothy Koch, Lawrence, KS; and several nieces and nephews. 
 

JOHN JESSUP LOTT JR. 
John Jessup Lott Jr., 81, Leawood, KS, passed away Tuesday, January 11, 2000. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, January 15, at Red Bridge Christian Church, 10842 McGee, Kansas City, MO; burial in Grayson Cemetery. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Friday, at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. Mr. Lott was born August 9, 1918, in Grayson, MO. He was a graduate of Northwest Missouri State University. He worked for Armour and Co. for 41 years both in St. Joseph and Martin City, MO. During WWII he served with the U.S. Army in the South Pacific. Mr. Lott was a Thirty Second degree Mason, a member of Moila Temple in St. Joseph, and a member of the Red Bridge Christian Church. He was preceded in death by both his wives, Edythe Downey Lott and Cleojeane Robertson Lott; two brothers, and one sister. Survivors include his son, Jon Michael Lott and his wife, Patricia, Belton, MO; daughter, Melanie Lott Adams, London, England; stepson, Clio Robertson, Tulsa, OK; stepdaughter, Beth Kaparich, Missoula, MT; sister, Ida Jean Albee, St. Joseph, MO; one granddaughter, four stepgrandsons, one great- grandson, and two stepgreat- grandchildren. 
 

TIMOTHY L. MARTIN 
Timothy L. Martin, 46, formerly of Kansas City, KS, passed away Saturday, January 8, 2000, in Houston, TX. Cremation. Memorial services held Saturday, January 29, at the Friend's Church in Carlisle, IA. 
 

ROSE S. MURPHY 
Rose S. Murphy, 88, passed away January 12, 2000. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, January 15, at Park Lawn Funeral Home; burial in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call 4-7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Rose was born January 6, 1912, in Kansas City, KS, and was a lifelong area resident. She worked for Cities Services for 21 years, and the Plumbers Local #8 for 12 years. An active member of the Starlight Chapter of American Business Women's Association, she was proud of her 30 years perfect attendance record. In 1990, she was selected as "Woman of the Year" and represented the chapter at the ABWA National Convention. She was a member of the Truman Medical Center Auxiliary, Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, and was an avid Bingo player. She was preceded in death by her parents, Stella and Filip Ergovich; her brothers, Nicholas, Joseph and Michael; and sister, Tillie Tryon. Survivors include her brother, William Ergovich and his wife, Mary; sister-in-law, Doris Ergovich; daughter, Mary Saggart, Kansas City; grandchildren, Michele Belson and her husband, David, Tallahassee, FL, Jan Burkhart and her husband, Dennis, Santa Ana, CA, and Jay Saggart and Heidi, Overland Park, KS; six great-grandchil- dren; nieces; nephews; great-nieces; great-nephews; her faithful companion, Dude; and a multitude of friends. Rose was dearly loved and will be sorely missed. (Arrangements: Park Lawn Funeral Home) 
 

EDNA M. NISSER 
Edna M. Nisser, 86, Independence, MO, died Wednesday, January 12, 2000. Funeral services will be 11:30 a.m. Saturday January 15, at Charter Funerals/Earp & Sons Chapel, 4707 Truman Rd., Kansas City, MO; burial in Mount Washington Cemetery. Friends may call 10:30 a.m. until service time on Saturday at the chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Children's Mercy Hospital. Mrs. Nisser was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Nisser; a son, Fred Nisser; three brothers; and two sisters. She is survived by daughters, Mickey Curtis and Roberta Oliver; daughter-in- law, Barbara Nisser; sister, Dorothy Hamell; seven grandchildren; 15 great- grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchil- dren; and many nieces and nephews. She was dearly loved by all. (Arrange- ments: Charter Funerals, (816) 921-5555) 
 

ROBERT H. OWEN 
Robert H. Owen, 56, Lenexa, KS, passed away Wednesday, January 12, 2000, at Shawnee Mission Medical Center. Funeral service will be 7 p.m. Friday, January 14, at McGilley & Hoge Chapel; cremation following services. Friends may call 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia Society of America, Mid-America Chapter, 6811 W. 63rd Street, Suite 202, Shawnee Mission, KS 66202. Mr. Owen was an entrepreneur, started a restaurant business, later a grocery business and in 1995 founded Elite Courier Service. Robert had a love for square dancing, and Robert had a loving dog, Bogart. He is survived by his father, Alfred Owen, Ohio; his mother, Helen (Reis) Adams, Florida; three sons, Stuart Owen, Overland Park, KS, Christopher Owen, Shawnee, KS, and Andrew Owen, Shawnee, KS; two brothers, Dave Adams, Florida, Chuck Adams, Dallas, TX; girlfriend, Glenda Danner, Independence, MO; ex-wife, Shirley Owen, Shawnee, KS; and two grandchildren. (Arrange- ments: McGilley & Hoge Chapel, 913- 642-3565) 
 

JAMES F. POE 
James F. Poe, 88, Grandview, MO, passed away Thursday, January 13, 2000, at his residence. Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, January 15, at Faith Presbyterian Church, 8301 James A. Reed Road, Raytown, MO; a private burial will be held at a later date at Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to any Hospice organization. Mr. Poe was born September 23, 1911, in St. Joseph, MO. He retired as an internal auditor at Armour & Co. after 47 years. He was a deacon at Faith Presbyterian Church. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Linda Marie Poe. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Lemmah Lee Poe, of the home; daughter, Sylvia Nolte and husband, Maurice; son, James D. Poe; and grandchildren, Kurt Nolte and Baya Clare. (Arr: Mt. Moriah & Freeman Chapel, (816) 942-2004) 
 

HARRY C. PRINDS 
Harry C. Prinds, 83, Overland Park, KS, passed away Wednesday, January 12, 2000, at his home. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, January 15, at the Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee; burial will follow in the Monticello Union Cemetery. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Children's Center for the Visually Impaired, 3101 Main, Kansas City, MO 64111. Mr. Prinds was born June 6, 1916, in Johnson County, KS, to Hans Prinds Sr. and Emma (Christoffersen) Prinds. He was a member of the Danish Brotherhood, Westwood Lutheran Church, and was a past member of the Sunflower Sam's Camping Club. Mr. Prinds is survived by his wife of 60 years, Esther; his two sons, Gary C. and his wife, Julianne Prinds and Jerry K. Sr. and his wife, Edith Prinds; his brother, Hans Prinds Jr.; and his four grandchildren, Karly, Kelley, Holly and Kevan. (Arrangements: Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee, (913) 631-5566) 
 

CLAIRE AUGUST PULLIAM 
Claire August Pulliam, two-month-old daughter of David Pulliam and Adina Sutmiller, died Wednesday, January 12, 2000, at her home in Kansas City, MO. Graveside services will be 2:30 p.m. Friday, January 14, at the Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Eisenhower & DeSota Road, Lansing, KS. The Rev. Gary Applegate of the Scared Heart Church will officiate. Claire was born November 10, 1999, in Kansas City, MO. She is survived by her mother and father, David Pulliam & Adina Sutmiller, of the home; sisters, Maddie and Selena Sutmiller, of the home; maternal grandparents, John & Linda Lintner, Atchison, KS; paternal grandparents, Art & Joyce Pulliam, Clearwater, KS; maternal great-grandparents, Dorothy & Lee Leavitt, Denver, CO; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. (Arrange- ments: Davis Funeral Chapel, 531 Shawnee St., Leavenworth, KS). 
 

LUCILLE BIGGS REECE 
Mrs. Lucille Biggs Reece, 73, Kansas City, MO, passed away January 11, 2000, at home. Funeral services will be 12 noon Monday, January 17, at the Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church, 2310 E. Linwood, Kansas City, MO; burial in Blue Ridge Lawn Memorial Gardens, Kansas City, MO. Visitation will be 10 a.m.-12 noon Monday at the church. (Arrangements: Lawrence A. Jones & Sons Linwood Chapel) 
 

JOSEPH F. RICHTER 
Joseph F. Richter, 76, Grandview, MO, passed away Wednesday, January 12, 2000, at Vencor Hospital, Kansas City, MO. Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Saturday, January 15, at Mt. Moriah & Freeman Chapel, I-435 at Holmes Rd.; burial in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Visitation will be 2-3 p.m. Saturday at the chapel. Mr. Richter was born July 27, 1923, in Montrose, MO. He was a veteran of WWII where he served as staff sergeant in the U.S. Army. Mr. Richter worked for General Motors for 30 years and retired in 1978. He was Vice-President of Local Union #93 for two terms. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ben and Johanna Richter; brothers, Bud and Frank Richter; and sister, Rose. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Thelma, of the home; son, David J. Richter and his wife, Shelia; grandchildren, Daniel, Darren, Melisa and Melanie; 10 grandchildren; and sisters, Sis, Marie, Kat, Fern, Ruth and Marge. (Arrangements: Mt. Moriah and Freeman Chapel, 816- 942-2004) 
 

FORESTINE M. RIGDON 
Forestine M. Rigdon, 91, Higginsville, MO, died Thursday, January 13, 2000, at Meyer Care Center, Higginsville. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, January 15, at Hoefer Chapel, Higginsville; burial in Higginsville City Cemetery. Friends may call 1 p.m. until service time at the chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to Higginsville Ambulance Fund. (Arrangements: Hoefer Funeral Home, Higginsville, MO) 
 

LYLE ROBARDS
Lyle Robards, 86, Kansas City, MO, passed away Wednesday, January 12, 2000. Funeral services will be 9 a.m. Saturday, January 15, at Mt. Moriah and Freeman Chapel, I-435 at Holmes Rd.; entombment in Mt. Moriah Mausoleum. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Friday, January 14, at the chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Redbridge United Methodist Church. Mr. Robards was born January 27, 1913, in Bates County, MO. He was a homebuilder in the Kansas City area for over 50 years. He was a member of Red Bridge United Methodist Church. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge #614 AF&AM, Scottish Rite, Shriners, and was active in the Boy Scouts for many years and belonged to the tribe of Mic-O-Say. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Faye; and son, Raymond. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Mildred; daughters, Joyce Osborne, Diana McConnell and husband Kevin; grandchildren, Andrea and Larry Riggs, Derek and Ryan Granzella, and Erin and Philip Osborne; and brother, Harold Robards. (Arrangements: Mt. Moriah and Freeman Chapel, (816) 942-2004) 
 

EXTER ROSS 
Mrs. Exter Ross, Kansas City, MO, passed away January 11, 2000, at Trinity Lutheran Hospital, Kansas City, MO. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, January 17, at the Canaan Missionary Baptist Church, 3745 Chestnut, Kansas City, MO; burial in Green Lawn Cemetery, Kansas City, MO. Visitation will be 9-11 a.m. Monday at the church. (Arr- angements: Lawrence A. Jones & Sons Linwood Chapel) 
 

MADELINE L. COPELAND ROTH 
Madeline L. Copeland Roth, 83, Kansas City, MO, died January 13, 2000, at North Kansas City Hospital. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, January 15, 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. Friday, January 14, at the chapel. Mrs. Roth was a homemaker and is survived by her husband of 61 years, Frank Russell Roth, of the home; sister, Margaret Clark, Kansas City, MO; brother, W.T. Copeland, Excelsior Springs, MO; seven nieces and four nephews. (Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer's Sons White Chapel, 6600 N. Antioch Rd., Gladstone, MO 64119) 
 

HELEN MARIE SCOTT 
Ms. Helen Marie Scott, 63, Excelsior Springs, MO, died Thursday, January 13, 2000, at Excelsior Springs Medical Center. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, January 15, at the First Assembly of God Church, Excelsior Springs; burial in Crown Hill Cemetery. The family will greet friends 7-8 p.m. Friday at the Prichard Chapel in Excelsior Springs. Contributions may be given to the First Assembly of God Church in Excelsior Springs in her memory. Helen was born on November 15, 1936, in Clay County, MO, to Elza and Elzene (Willey) Carroll. She was a lifelong area resident. She had worked the past 10 years at the Hallmark Liberty Distribution Center as a zone maintenance person. Earlier she had been a hairdresser for 35 years, having worked at various hair salons in Excelsior Springs. Helen was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Excelsior Springs. Preceding her in death were her parents; and a sister, Bonnie Ganzer. Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Sherry and Brian Nulsen, Smithton, MO, and Lea Shea, Excelsior Springs, MO; one brother, Bill Carroll, Lawson, MO; and a sister, Nissia Mae Traylor, Excelsior Springs, MO; four grandchildren, Tara and Scott Teegarden and Brianna and Ryan Nulsen; and two stepgrandchildren, Rodney Edwards and Brandon Nulsen. (Arrangements: Prichard Funeral Home, 217 W. Broadway, Excelsior Springs, MO 64024, (816) 630-3131) 
 

RONALD RAY SHROPSHIRE 
Ronald Ray Shropshire, 56, of Lee's Summit, MO, passed away January 12, 2000, at his home after a long fight against brain cancer. Memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, January 15, 2000, at Langsford Funeral Home, Lee's Summit. Cremation. Visitation will be 10-11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions are preferred to Kansas City Hospice or Block Cancer Support Center. Ron was born August 22, 1943, in Buckner, MO, to Arnold and Anna Shropshire. He grew up in the Independence area and graduated from Van Horn High School in 1961. He served as a Medical Corpsman in the Navy from 1961-64. He attended Central Missouri State University and graduated with a B.S. degree in 1974. He was employed by the Food and Drug Administration for 22 years as a Consumer Safety Officer, specializing in biologics and blood bank safety. Through the years, he received numerous awards, including two Commendable Service Awards and two Special Citations from the FDA Commissioner. He is survived by his wife, Joyce Shropshire; a son, Ryan Shropshire, of the home; a stepdaughter, Lara Hampton, of Lee's Summit, MO; two granddaughters; two sisters, Patty Jo Sportsman of Clinton, MO, and Janice Corlies of Benbrook, TX; and a brother, William Shropshire, of North Kansas City, MO. (Arrangements: Langsford Funeral Home, Lee's Summit, MO) 
 

GERTRUDE J. O'NEAL STEPHENS 
Gertrude J. O'Neal Stephens, 87, Prairie Village, KS, died Sunday, December 19, 1999, at Delmar Gardens of Overland Park. Cremation. Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, January 16, at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, 6630 Nall. Burial of the urn will be 4:15 p.m. Sunday, at the Graceland Cemetery, Weston, MO. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Humane Society, P.O. Box 9791, Kansas City, MO, 64134-0791. (Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer's Sons Johnson County Funeral Chapel, 11200 Metcalf) 
 

ELDON ARDYCE STERNE 
Eldon A. Sterne, 82, of Independence, MO, passed away Wednesday, January 12, 2000, at his residence. Services will be 3 p.m. Saturday, January 15, at the Newcomer Floral Hills Chapel; burial in Floral Hills Cemetery. Friends may call 6- 8 p.m. Friday at the chapel. Mr. Sterne was born March 10, 1917, in Brunswick, MO, and had lived in this area most of his life. He was a graduate of the University of Kansas. Eldon had served in the Navy during WWII as a chief specialist and was a physical instructor during part of his tour. After returning from the service, he worked as a high school teacher and coach and then returned to KU to study for his master's degree. Eldon donated many years to coaching Little League football and baseball, in which his sons participated. He left teaching after several years and retired as a director of Kansas City Parks and Recreation, after 25 years in 1980. He was a member of the Mt. Washington United Methodist Church and a member of both VFW Post #1000 and American Legion Post #0021. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rachel A. Sterne, a son, David Sterne, and his mother, Gladys Sterne Kuhn. Survivors include two sons, William A. Sterne of Kansas City, MO, and John A. Sterne of Denver, CO; four daughters, Kathryn Shepherd and Marilyn McKenzie, both of Liberty, MO, Marcia Heiman of Linstrom, MN, and Ellen Steele of Kansas City, MO; sister, Monzelle Reed of Raytown, MO; 16 grandchildren; and three great- grandchildren. (Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Chapel) 
 

VICTOR J. STUBLER, SR. 
Victor J. Stubler, Sr., 86, Kansas City, KS, passed away Wednesday, January 12, 2000, at Bethany Medical Center. Mass of Christian Burial will be 12:30 p.m. Saturday, January 15, at the Cathedral of St. Peter. Entombment in Mt. Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Friday, at the Skradski Funeral Home, where the rosary will be said at 6:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorials to the Cathedral Building Fund. Mr. Stubler was born in Kansas City, KS, and was a lifelong resident. He had been employed as a machine foreman for the Board of Public Utilities, retiring in 1980. He was a member of the Cathedral of St. Peter, a former member of Holy Family Catholic Church and the Retires Club of BPU. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Anna Marie Stubler, of the home; son and daughter-in-law, Victor J., Jr., and Ramona Stubler, Katy, TX; four brothers, Joseph Stubler, Overland Park, KS, Raymond George Stubler, Smithville, MO, Edward Stubler, Independence, MO, and William Stubler, Basehor, KS; five sisters, Angela McDaniel, Riverside, CA, Agnes Saunder, Overland Park, KS, Helen Laundy, Kansas City, KS, Gertrude Bondank, Kansas City, KS, and Bernice Ruth, Edwards, MO; three grandchildren, Christina, Joseph and Angela Stubler, Katy, TX. (Arrangements: Skradski Funeral Home, Kansas City, KS) 
 

ROBERT G. STUTZMAN 
Robert G. Stutzman, 83, Lee's Summit, MO, died January 11, 2000, at the Lee's Summit Hospital. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, January 15, at Mt. Moriah and Freeman Chapel, I-435 at Holmes Rd.; burial in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Robert was born November 10, 1916, and reared in Bryan, OH. He was a graduate of Ohio State University and received his masters degree from Columbia University, New York City. He taught high school in Ohio for two years before entering pilot training for the Army Air Forces. He was assigned to the 8th Air Force in England where he piloted a B-17 Flying Fortress in missions over Europe during WWII. Robert was awarded the Air Medal and three Oak Leaf Clusters, the American Distinguished Flying Cross, the British Distinguished Flying Cross, and the French Croix de Guerre. He retired from the USAF in 1963 as a Lt. Colonel and with his family moved to Grandview, MO, where he taught science for 12 years at Grandview Junior High School. Robert Stutzman was preceded in death by his daughter, Bobbye Stutzman Dodge. He is survived by his wife, Bonnie, of the home; daughter, Gayle Stutzman Evans and her husband Ed; his granddaughters, Larkin Evans, Allyson Evans, and Aubrey Dodge; and great- granddaughter, Breana, all of Lee's Summit, MO. He is also survived by his brothers, Charles Stutzman, Troy, OH, Kenneth Stutzman, La Habra, CA; and two sisters, Beaulah Beach and Helen Scharp, Winter Haven, FL. (Arrange- ments: Mt. Moriah and Freeman Chapel, (816) 942-2004) 
 

GRACE SWINTON 
Mrs. Grace Lucile Thompson Swinton, 74, Kansas City, MO, passed away Wednesday, January 12, 2000, at Research Medical Center. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, January 17, at Swope Parkway United Christian Church, 6140 Swope Pkwy.; burial in Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Kansas City, MO. Visitation will be 4-6 p.m. Sunday at Watkins Brothers Memorial Chapel. (Arrange- ments: Watkins Brothers Memorial Chapel) 
 

BEULAH M. TOYNBEE 
Beulah Maida Johnson Toynbee, 92, Gardner and Edgerton, KS, died Wednesday, January 12, 2000, at Villa St. Francis, Olathe, KS. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Friday, January 14, at Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Stanley, KS. Memorial contributions may be made to Faith Baptist Church, Olathe. (Arrange- ments: Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, KS) 
 

JOHN O. TRAVIS 
John O. Travis, 31, passed away January 11, 2000, at his home in Pittsburg, KS. Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, January 15, at The Butler Funeral Home, 22 South 18th Street, Kansas City, KS. Cremation. The family requests that any contributions be made to the Kansas Special Olympics. John was born November 17, 1968, in Little Rock, AR. He had lived in the Kansas City area most of his life. Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Bobbie & Raymond Asher, Kansas City, KS; one brother, William Travis II, Olathe, KS; and his maternal grandmother, Loretta Beatty, Kansas City, KS. (Arrangements: The Butler Funeral Home, (913) 321-2222) 
 

RUTH "NANA" TREANOR 
Ruth "Nana" Treanor, 104, Kansas City, MO, peacefully passed away Wednesday, January 12, 2000, at Baptist Medical Center. Graveside memorial services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, January 15, at Lee's Summit Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Overland Park Host Lions Club Endowment Fund are suggested by the family. Ruth was born in 1895, in Columbia, MO, with her life blessing the entire 20th Century. She was employed for more than 35 years in the Kansas City area, including work at the North American Aviation assembly plant during World War II. Ruth was preceded in death by one of her twin daughters, Carolyn Louise Canaday, Lee's Summit, MO. Survivors include daughter, Olivia Ann Bueche, Kansas City, MO; daughter, Carol Lou Ashburn and son-in-law, Ed Ashburn, Overland Park, KS; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by her family. (Arr- angements: Langsford Funeral Home, Lee's Summit, MO) 
 

PATRICK ROBERT TREINEN 
Patrick Robert Treinen, 77, Kansas City, MO, passed away Tuesday, January 11, 2000, at a Kansas City, MO, Medical Center. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, January 15, at St. Gregory's Catholic Church, Marysville, KS; Rev. George Bertels officiating; burial in St. Gregory's Cemetery, Marysville, KS. A wake service will be 7 p.m. Friday, at the church. Visitation will be from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, at the Kinsley Mortuary, Marysville, KS, and one hour prior to service time Saturday, at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the church. 
 

RUTH ERNESTINE TULEY 
Ruth Ernestine Tuley, 85, of Independence, MO, passed away Wednesday, January 11, 2000, at the Independence Health Care Center. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, January 15, at Woodlawn Cemetery, Independence, MO. Contributions are suggested to the First United Methodist Church of Independence. (Arrangements: Speaks Suburban Chapel) 
 

VERNA VIETS 
Verna Viets, 88, passed away Thursday, January 13, 2000, at Delmar Gardens Nursing Home, Lenexa, KS. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, January 15, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Boonville, MO, with the Rev. Kenneth Frerking officiating; burial in Walnut Grove Cemetery, Boonville. Friends may call 9:30 a.m. until time of service on Saturday at the church. Memorials are suggested to the Immanuel Lutheran Church, the Bethany Lutheran Church or the Olathe Hospice. (Arrangements: Thacher Funeral Home Boonville, MO) 
 

JAMES S. VOSSMER
James S. Vossmer, 79, Lake Bruce, IN (formerly of Edwardsville, KS), died Thursday, January 13, 2000, at Providence Medical Center, Kansas City, KS. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday, January 17, at the Alden-Harrington Chapel, Bonner Springs, KS; burial in Glenwood Cemetery, Basehor, KS. Friends may call 3-5 p.m. Sunday, January 16, at the chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to Edwardsville Christian Church. Mr. Vossmer was born July 17, 1920, in Leavenworth, KS. He was a linotype operator, retiring in 1982. He was formerly a member and an elder of the First Presbyterian Church in Kansas City, KS. He was an Army veteran of WWII, attaining the rank of technical sergeant. He was formerly active in the Boy Scouts, the Eagles Lodge and the Kaw Valley Rock Club and served as vice-president of the Kansas City Typographical Union #80/M7. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Charlotte Vossmer, in 1994. Mr. Vossmer is survived by his wife, Jean Vossmer, of the home; two sons, Steven Vossmer, Kansas City, MO, and Thomas Vossmer, Beatrice, NE; two brothers, Eugene Vossmer, Stockton, CA, and John Vossmer, Leavenworth, KS; and six grandchildren. (Arrangements: Alden- Harrington Funeral Home, Bonner Springs, KS) 
 

MARJORIE M. WAGGONER 
Marjorie M. Waggoner, 73, Osawatomie, KS, died Thursday, January 13, 2000, at her home. Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, January 15, at the Coffel- Schneider-Torneden Chapel, Pleasanton, KS. Friends may call from 12 noon until service time Saturday, at the chapel. The family suggests contributions to the Shriner's Transportation Fund. Interment will be in the Trading Post Cemetery, Pleasanton, KS. (Arrangements: Coffel- Schneider-Torneden Funeral Home, Pleasanton, KS) 
 

DAVID FORSYTHE WEAVER 
David Forsythe Weaver, 83, passed away January 11, 2000, at St. Luke's Hospital. Memorial services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, January 17, at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, 13th and Broadway, Kansas City, MO. Friends may greet the family at the church following the service. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial gifts to the Music Ministry of the Cathedral, where David sang as a paid member of the Boy's Choir for a number of years. Sometime later he joined the adult choir. Mr. Weaver was born July 22, 1916, in Joplin, MO. Shortly thereafter the family moved to Kansas City, where he attended Paseo High School, and was graduated from Park College in 1968. As a Naval pilot during WWII, he served with the distinction as Lt. Comdr., flying missions in Europe as well as in the Pacific Theater. His great love of flying inspired a request that the ashes of his remains be cast into the waters near Pensacola, FL, where he was trained - a request that will be honored at an appropriate time. A lifelong theater enthusiast, he, with the help of friends, installed a pipe organ in his Kansas City home. He also was instrumental in moving the theater organ once housed in the Midland Theater into the Music Hall, where today it serves as a fine instrument for concertizing by gifted theater organists. Mr. Weaver served many years as a Metallurgist for the Armco Steel Co., where he retired in 1983. Survivors include an aunt, Letha Babb; several cousins; and his life long companion of the home, Bill Wilson. Loyalty and integrity were hallmarks of his character. He was greatly loved and will be sadly missed. (Arr: Mt. Moriah and Freeman Chapel, (816) 942-2004) 
 

NORMAN F. WESTHEIMER 
Norman F. Westheimer, 88, Kansas City, MO, passed away January 13, 2000, at St. Luke's Hospital. A private memorial service will be held for the family. Friends are welcome to call at the home on Saturday, January 15, from 2-5 p.m. Norman Westheimer was born in Kansas City and was a lifelong resident. He attended Bryant Elementary School, was a member of the first graduating class of Southwest High School, and attended the University of Illinois, where he was a member of Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity. Mr. Westheimer was an owner, with his father, Arnold, of the Shawnee Dairy Cattle Company, located in the stockyards district. In 1956, he became the general manager of the first Government Employees Mart (GEM) in Kansas City, and became a vice-president of its parent corporation as the company expanded nationally. Since his retirement, Mr. Westheimer was active in the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE), an organization sponsored by the Small Business Administration. With other SCORE volunteers, he counseled many area small businesses. Mr. Westheimer is survived by his wife of 62 years, Rhea; a son, Stephen, and a daughter, Nancy, both of Santa Fe, NM; and a sister, Betty Berns, San Antonio, TX. 
 

ELIZABETH L. WHIFFEN 
Elizabeth L. Whiffen, 88, Leawood, KS, passed away peacefully January 11, 2000. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, January 15, at Mt. Moriah andFreeman Chapel. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Friday, January 14, at the chapel. Memorials may be made to the Overland Park Church of Christ. (Arrangements: Mt. Moriah and Freeman Chapel, 816- 942-2004) 
 

DAVID ROY WINBIGLER 
David Roy Winbigler, 49, Burleson, TX (formerly of Kansas City, MO), died on January 11, 2000, in Burleson. Memorial services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, January 15, 2000, at D.W. Newcomer's Sons White Chapel Funeral Home, Gladstone, MO, where a rosary will be said at 1:45 p.m. Cremation. In lieu of flowers, contributions may made to the American Heart Association. Mr. Winbigler was born August 13, 1950, in Kansas City, MO. He was a graduate of North Kansas City High School and owner/manager of an automobile dealership in Texas. He is survived by his parents, Roy and Jonell Winbigler; sisters, Lynne Mills and her husband, Gary Mills, Mary Jane Gorbet and her husband, Eldon Gorbet, and Whitney Harris and her husband, Mike Harris; children, Karl David Winbigler and wife, Melissa, of Kansas City, MO, Jessica, Amy, and Michael Winbigler of Arlington, TX. (Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer's Sons White Chapel, 6600 N. Antioch Rd., Gladstone, MO 64119) 
 

EDWARD PATRICK "PAT" WIXTED JR. 
Edward Patrick "Pat" Wixted Jr., 84, passed away Wednesday, January 12, 2000, at Bethany Medical Center. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Monday, January 17, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church; burial in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call 5-8 p.m. Sunday at Skradski Funeral Home, where the rosary will be said at 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, St. Mary/St. Anthony Catholic Church or to the Strawberry Hill Museum. Mr. Wixted was born in Cedar Rapids, IA. He moved to Newport Beach, CA, at the age of 13, then to Denver, and after serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps. moved to the Kansas City area. He received a B.A. in engineering from the Kansas State Agricultural College, and a master's in business administration from Northwestern University of Illinois. He was a member or St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, a lifetime member of Strawberry Hill VFW Post #7026, and the Flying Tigers during WWII. He received the Distinguished Flying Cross and one Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster, and many other service connected ribbons and three bronze service stars. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Jean (Delich) Wixted, of the home; one daughter, Jane L. Wixted, Scottsdale, AZ; one brother, Lawrence "Bud" Wixted, Placentia, CA; one sister, Annellen Mattice, Bremerton, WA; and many nieces and nephews. (Arrange- ments: Skradski Funeral Home, Kansas City, KS) 
 

ILYA ZASLAVSKIY 
Ilya Zaslavskiy, 90, of Olathe, KS, passed away Wednesday, January 12, 2000, at Johnson County Nursing Home. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Friday, January 14, at Kehilath Israel Blue Ridge Cemetery. Kindly omit flowers, family suggests contributions to Kehilath Israel Synagogue. (Arrangements: Louis Memorial Chapel)


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