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DON LESLIE ADAMS
Don Leslie Adams, 59, Shawnee, KS, passed away Monday, November 30, 1998, at the Shawnee Mission Medical Center, Merriam, KS. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, December 3, at the Drexel United Methodist Church, Drexel, MO; burial in the Sharon Cemetery. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee and 10:15-11 a.m. Thursday at the church in Drexel. Memorial contributions may be sent to either the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association. Mr. Adams was raised in Drexel, MO, and moved to the Kansas City area in 1965. He was employed with Hallmark Cards for over 34 years. Mr. Adams was preceded in death by his parents, Leslie and Lucile Adams. He is survived by his wife, Geraldine Manczuk Adams, of the home; son, Ronald Rupp and his wife, Sherri, Prairie Village, KS; and two granddaughters, Cynthia and Brittney Rupp. (Arrangements: the Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee)

DONNIE LOY ANDERSON
Donnie Loy Anderson, 40, Kansas City, MO, passed away Friday, November 27, 1998, at Bethany Medical Center. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, December 4, at Lawrence A. Jones & Sons Funeral Chapel, Kansas City, KS; burial in Blue Ridge Lawn Memorial Gardens. Friends may call 9-11 a.m. Friday at the chapel. (Arrangements: Lawrence A. Jones & Sons Funeral Chapels, Kansas City, KS)

THOMAS BRIAN ANDERSON
Thomas Brian Anderson, 52, Overland Park, KS, passed away Sunday, November 29, 1998, at his home. Memorial services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, December 2, at Church of the Ascension, Overland Park, KS; private family interment in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery, Lenexa, KS. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at D.W. Newcomer's Sons Johnson County Chapel, 11200 Metcalf, Overland Park, KS, where the rosary will be said at 6:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the ALS Association, 8340 Mission Rd, Suite B4, Prairie Village, KS 66206. Tom was born January 25, 1946, in Newport News, VA, to Marguerite and Lewis Anderson. Tom grew up while moving around western Colorado, the son of a mining engineer. He graduated from the University of Colorado in 1969, with degrees in civil engineering and business. He married Bonnie Jean McGlinn in Emporia, KS, on October 3, 1970. Tom had been employed by Proctor & Gamble since 1969, and had worked in Kansas City, New Orleans, and New Jersey. His last position was group manager for Folger's Coffee. He was a board member for Assistive Technology for Kansans, and was formerly on the board of directors for the ALS Association. Tom was an avid runner and bicyclist, and completed four marathons. He enjoyed coaching his sons in baseball, basketball, and soccer. He was a parishioner for the Church of the Ascension. Tom showed amazing courage in his eight-year battle with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, or Lou Gherig's disease. Even though he had limited movement, he had just completed a novel, soon to be published. He was preceded in death by his parents, Marguerite and Lewis. He is survived by his wife, Bonnie Anderson, and two sons, Brian Kile and Christopher Thomas, all of the home, and brother, Douglas, Clearwater, FL. He will also be missed by his aunts, uncles and cousins. Throughout his disease, Tom maintained his wit and humor. His courage and perseverance were an inspiration to all who knew and loved him. (Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer's Sons Johnson County Chapel)

MITCHELL A. BROWN
Mitchell A. Brown, 83, died Saturday, November 28, 1998. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, December 3, at the Mt. Moriah & Freeman Chapel; burial in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Friends may call 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at the chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Meyer Blvd. United Methodist Church, 815 E. Meyer Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64131 or the Landing Optimist Club, 210 Country Lane, Kansas City, MO 64114. Mr. Brown was born June 27, 1915, in Havere, MT. He was an Army veteran of WWII and received a Purple Heart. He was a member of the Optimist Club and was a 50-year member of the Ivanhoe Masonic Lodge. He was former owner of Allen's Drive-in. He is survived by two sons, Lance Brown, Olathe, KS, and Mike Brown, Everett, WA; one granddaughter, Lisa Bassan, Peachtree, GA; three great-grandchildren; and a sister, Wilma Catherwood, Springfield, IL. (Arrangements: Mt. Moriah & Freeman Chapel)

ROY L. BROWN JR.
Roy L. Brown Jr., 72, Pittsburg, MO (formerly of Kansas City, MO), passed away Sunday, November 29, 1998, at Citizens Memorial Hospital, Bolivar, MO. Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, December 3, at Hathaway-Peterman Funeral Home, Wheatland, MO, where Masonic Rites by the Hogles Creek Masonic Lodge #279 and Military Rites by the Galmey VFW Post #9638 will be held; burial will be in Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Kansas City, MO, at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to CMH Hospice, 1500 N. Oakland, Bolivar, MO 65613 or PDSC Travel Fund. (Arrangements: Hathaway-Peterman Funeral Home, Wheatland, MO)

VIOLA BROWN
Viola Brown, 91, Olathe, KS, passed away Monday, November 30, 1998, at the Villa St. Francis. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, December 2, at the George F. Porter and Sons Funeral Home; burial in Memorial Park Cemetery, Kansas City, KS. Memorial contributions may be made to Cancer Action, Inc. Mrs. Brown was born February 10, 1907, in Kansas City, KS. She was the co-owner of Brown Sheet Metal for 20 years retiring in 1970. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Walter, Allen; and sister, Katherine Allen. Survivors include a daughter, Barbara A Schuster, Olathe, KS; sister, Barbara Brewer, Kansas City, KS; two grandsons, Jeffrey Thornburgh, Lenexa, KS, and Jerold Thornburgh, Topeka, KS; and five great-grandchildren. (Arrangements: George F. Porter and Sons Funeral Home)

RODNEY S. BUEHRING
Rodney S. Buehring died November 29, 1998, in Roswell, GA. Memorial service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 2, at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 731 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta, GA. Memorial contributions may be made to the church. Mr. Buehring was the beloved husband of Delores, devoted father of Jeff and Debby, grandfather of Matthew, and brother of Warren and Dale Buehring and Beverly Nyhus. Mr. Buehring was a military veteran. He served as regional vice president of Lightoiler Inc., before becoming president and CEO of Illumination Plus Inc. He was an active member of the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer. A devoted family man and friend, he will be missed by all who knew him. (Arrangements: H.M. Patterson & Son Oglethorpe Hill, 45509 Peachtree Rd., Atlanta, GA 30319)

FREDERICK R. CHAPMAN
Frederick R. Chapman, 71, Bella Vista, AR, died November 29, 1998, at St. Mary's Hospital, Rogers, AR. He was born June 3, 1927, in Minneapolis, MN, to Dwight R. and Bertha P. Chapman. He was regional general manager for the USF&G Company before moving to Bella Vista in June, 1963. He was a veteran, having served with the U.S. Navy in World War II. He was an avid sportsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He is survived by his wife, Darlene Chapman, Bella Vista, AR; two daughters, Barbara Heffner, London, England, and Elizabeth Tomlin, Smithville, MO; three sons, Michael Oliphant, Wichita, KS, Patrick Ol-iphant, Collierville, TN, and Kelle Oliphant, Edmond, OK; two daughters, Cheryl Hoelscher, Lee's Summit, MO, and Dixie Cragg, Blue Springs, MO; son, Leonard Gardner, California; and 17 grandchildren. A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 2, at Bella Vista Lutheran Church, Bella Vista, AR, with Pastor Edward Swenson officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Bella Vista Lutheran Church. (Arrangements: Bella Vista Funeral Home & Crematory, Bella Vista, AR)

ELIZABETH GEROW CHOATE
Mrs. Elizabeth Gerow Choate, Jacksonville, FL, beloved wife of Leon T. Choate, died November 29, 1998. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, December 3, at Oaklawn Cemetery, Jacksonville, with the Rev. Fred Woolsey of First Christian Church of the Beaches officiating. Born in Raleigh, NC, Mrs. Choate had recently moved from Overland Park, KS, to Jacksonville. She is survived by her husband, also of Jacksonville, FL, and brother, James A. Gerow, niece, Anna Gerow, and nephew, David Gerow, all of Burlington, NC. (Arrangements: George H. Hewell and Son Funeral Home, 4140 University Blvd. South, Jacksonville, FL 32216)

THOMAS M. CHOLLET
Thomas M. Chollet, 72, Kansas City, MO, died Friday, November 27, 1998, at his home after a long illness. Funeral liturgy will be 7 p.m. Wednesday, December 2, at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Meyer Blvd. and Holmes Rd., where visitation will begin at 5:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Daybreak Adult Day Services Fund for Client Services. Mr. Chollet is survived by his wife, Regina H.; his children: daughter, Michele Chollet and son-in-law, Dan Devine, son, Greg Chollet and daughter-in-law, Jackie Springer, daughter, Annette Swem and son-in-law, Bob Swem, daughter, Catherine Chollet and son-in-law, Keith Crowder, daughter, Melissa Chollet and daughter, Jessica Chollet and son-in-law, Bob Cook. Tom was blessed with 13 grandchildren: Timothy Cummings, Tim and Joseph Devine, Christine Chollet, Desiree, Katherine, Antonia and Matthew Swem, Kyle Crowder, Matthew and Anthony Lero and Madeline and Benjamin Cook. He is also survived by two brothers, James Chollet and sister-in-law, Joyce, and Bob Chollet and sister-in-law, Lynn. Tom was a man of integrity who was true to himself and to those who loved him. He was a blessing to his family! (Arrangements: Kansas City Funeral Directors)

DAVID CONTRERAS
David Contreras, 61, formerly of Kansas City, MO, died on November 27, 1998, at his residence in Omaha, NE. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, December 1, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church; burial in St. John's Cemetery, Omaha, NE. Visitation was Monday at the Troia Funeral Home, Omaha, NE, with a Christian wake at 7 p.m. (Arrangements: Troia Funeral Home, Omaha, NE)

FRANCES E. DAVIDSON
Frances E. Davidson, 91, Independence, MO, passed away November 29, 1998, at St. Mary's Hospital, Blue Springs, MO. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, December 3, at St. Mark's Catholic Church; burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Raytown, MO. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, December 2, at Sheil Colonial Funeral Home, where a rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. Mrs. Davidson was born June 20, 1907, in Kansas City, MO. She was a former member of St. Stephen's Catholic Church and now a member of St. Mark's Catholic Church. She was a longtime member of the St. Stephen's Catholic Church Altar Society. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer L. Davidson, in July of 1998. Survivors include her sons, Kenneth A. Davidson, St. Joseph, MO, and Fred L. Davidson, Independence, MO; sister, Marie B. Kohnen, Independence, MO; seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. (Arrangements: Sheil Colonial Funeral Home)

LEONARD "DON" DeATLEY
Leonard "Don" DeAtley, 66, Bella Vista, AR, died Sunday, November 29, 1998, at Northwest Medical Center, Springdale, AR. Memorial services will be 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 1, at the Bella Vista Funeral Home Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Jean Tittle, #35 Tewksbury Circle Drive, Bella Vista, AR 72714; or a charity of the donor's choice. Mr DeAtley retired from the Kansas City division of General Motors after 25 years. Survivors include his wife of 18 years, Sherry DeAtley; eight children: Donna Didier, Pocola, OK, Rita Tharp, Lowell, AR, Donald A. Clewell, Lee's Summit, MO, Rick H. Clewell, Harrisonville,MO; Allison Ferrendelli, Chino Hills, CA, Kira DeAtley, Kansas City, MO, Shannon Gregory, Nashville, TN, and Chad Crawford, Kansas City, MO; and 11 grandchildren.

HAZEL MAXINE DODGEN
Hazel Maxine Dodgen, 78, Independence, MO, passed away Saturday, November 28, 1998, at the Regency Care Center, Independence. Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 2, at Blackman Chapel, where the visitation will be at service time; interment in Mt. Washington Cemetery. (Arrangements: C.H. Blackman & Son, Inc.)

HOWARD RAY ELROD
Howard Ray Elrod, 57, Lee's Summit, MO, passed away Saturday, November 28, 1998, at St. Luke's Hospital. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 2, at the First Church of the Nazarene, Kansas City, MO; burial in Leavenworth National Cemetery. Friends may call 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Speaks Suburban Chapel. Memorial contributions are suggested to Cancer Research, c/o Speaks Suburban Chapel. Howard was born April 28, 1941, in Halltown, MO, and had lived in the Independence and Lee's Summit areas for over 30 years. He was the owner and operator of Preferred Dental Resources for many years and until the time of his death was an equipment specialist with Patterson Dental Supply, Inc. Howard was active in sports and had coached several youth teams. He attended the First Church of the Nazarene. Surviving are his wife, Edie Elrod and a son, Brent Elrod, both of the home; a daughter, Jill Delk and her husband, Scott, Independence, MO; a brother, Glen Elrod, Clinton, MO; six sisters, Erma Misemer, Topeka, KS, Velma Goodrum, Lamar, MO, Helen Bailey, Carl Junction, MO, Betty Runion, Bethany, OK, Ruth Human, Tulsa, OK, and Rachel Elrod, Aurora, CO; two step-brothers, Howard Landess, Independence, MO, and Warren Landess, Mt. Pleasant, SC; and his stepmother, Dorothy Elrod, Lamar, MO. Howard was preceded in death by his parents, Everett and Sophia Elrod; a brother, Harvey Elrod; a sister, Vera Elrod; and a stepsister, Almetta Owen. (Arrangements: Speaks Suburban Chapel, 39th Street at M-291, Independence, MO)

JESSE W. FLEWELLING
Jesse William Flewelling, 65, Hardin, MO, died Monday, November 30, 1998, at Ray County Memorial Hospital. Graveside services will be 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 2, at Lavelock Cemetery, Hardin, MO. Friends may call 1-2 p.m. Wednesday at Snow Funeral Home, Richmond, MO.

MYRTLE G. GILSTAD
Myrtle G. Gilstad, 102, died Saturday, November 28, 1998. Memorial services will be 1:30 p.m. Friday, December 4, at the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 91st & Mission Rd. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the memorial fund at the church. Mrs. Gilstad was born November 3, 1896, in Wausau, WI. She was a member of the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection; a member of the Order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem in Wausau, WI; and a member of the Eastern Star Chapter #123. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Gilstad, in 1930; and a son, Nolan Gilstad, in 1997. She is survived by her daughter, Kathlyn Hudson and her husband, Thomas, Belton, MO; two sisters, Sue Kiefer and Edna Scott, both of Wausau, WI; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. (Arrangements: Mount Moriah & Freeman Chapel)

THOMAS LINDSAY GREENING
Tom passed away peacefully on Monday, November 30, 1998. A public memorial service will be 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, December, 2, at McGilley & Hoge Chapel; private inurnment at Leavenworth National Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the donor's choice. Tom was the beloved husband of Ruth Lamberson for 57 years; father of Joyce and her husband Bill Forson, Janice and her husband, Ron Jones, and James and his wife, Diana Greening; grandfather of Sherry and her husband, Alan Lightwine, and Stacy and her husband, Stuart Osborne, Robert Jones, Stephanie Jones, Elizabeth Jones, Laura Greening, and Jeffrey Greening; great-grandfather of Sarah Lightwine and Nicholas Osborne; brother of Kenneth Greening, Marion Winn, and Virginia Sands; and son of Nora O'Hara and Thomas L. Greening Sr. Tom was born on September 20, 1918, in Kansas City, KS, and was a lifelong resident of the Kansas City area. Tom owned and operated his own real estate company. He served in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of World War II. Tom was led by his faith in God, and he led his own family by setting an example of how we all should live. Tom was a quiet, gentle man, who could light up a room with his wonderful smile. He will be truly missed by his family and friends. (Arrangements: McGilley & Hoge Chapel, 8024 Santa Fe Dr., Overland Park, KS 66204)

HELEN ELIZABETH HESS
Helen Elizabeth Hess, 86, Clinton, MO, passed away Sunday, November 29, 1998, at Westwood Nursing Center, Clinton. Funeral services will be 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 2, at Holy Rosary Catholic church; burial in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. Visitation will be 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 1, at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, where the rosary will be said at 7:30 p.m. Mrs. Hess is survived by three daughters, Mary Lasswell and her husband, Joe, and Barbara Lasswell, all of Clinton, MO, and Suzanne Messer, Blue Springs, MO; one son, Mike Hess, Pope Creek, TX; 15 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. (Arrangements: Vansant-Mills Funeral Home, Clinton, MO)

JESSIE M. JACKS
Jessie M. Jacks, 100, Edwardsville, KS, died Saturday, November 28, 1998, at Parkway Care Center, Edwardsville. Memorial services will be 12:30 p.m. Sunday, December 20, at the Stony Point Christian Church; burial in Stony Point Cemetery. (Cremation). Memorial contributions may be made to the Stony Point Point Christian Church Library or Building Fund. (Arrangements: Fulton-Nickel Funeral Home, Kansas City, KS)

LEOLA IRENE (DOLLEY) JOHNSTON
Leola Irene (Dolley) Johnston, 84, Lexington, MO, passed away Sunday, November 29, 1998, at Smithview Manor, Lawson, MO. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, December 3, at Walker-Nadler Chapel, Lexington; burial in Machpelah Cemetery, Lexington. Visitation will be 10-11a.m. Thursday at the chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to Lawson United Methodist Church. (Arrangements: Walker-Nadler Funeral Home, Lexington, MO)

ELBRIDGE H. KRUEGER
Elbridge "Nubs" H. Krueger, 78, Gladstone, MO, died Monday, November 30, 1998, at St. Luke's Northland Hospital, Barry Road Campus. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, December 3, at Charter Funerals/Northland Chapel, 77 NE 72nd St.; burial in Barry Cemetery. Friends may call 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at the chapel. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. Nubs was born September 28, 1920, in Kansas City, KS., He was a member of Oakland Park Baptist Church. After retiring from Missouri Pacific Truck Lines, he moved to Warsaw, MO, where he loved to fish. He is survived by his wife, Wilma Krueger; two daughters, Linda Odom, McLouth, KS, and Marsha Westhoven, Kansas City, MO; sister, JoAnn Booth, Great Bend, KS; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. (Arrangements: Charter Funerals, 921-5555)

ROSE C. MAHONEY
Rose C. Mahoney, 93, Kansas City, MO, died Monday, November 30, 1998, at Villa St. Joseph Care Center. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Thursday, December 3, at Guardian Angels Church; burial will be Saturday, December 5, in Holy Family Cemetery, Hannibal, MO. Friends may call 4-9 p.m. Wednesday at McGilley Midtown Chapel, where the rosary will be said at 7:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests Mass offerings to the church. (Arrangements: McGilley Midtown Chapel)

ROBERT FLOYD MARTIN SR.
Robert F. Martin Sr., 93, Kansas City, MO, passed away Monday, November 30, 1998, at Holmesdale Nursing Center. Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, December 2, at D.W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Chapel; burial in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. Friends may call 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 1, or 12 noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, December 2, at the chapel. Contributions may be sent to the Roanoke Christian Church. Mr. Martin was born February 7, 1905, in Kansas City, MO. He was a grinder for Allied Signal for 21 years, retiring in 1972. He was a member of the Roanoke Christian Church and a charter member of the I.A.M. Local #314 and Local #990. He was preceded in death by his wife, Belva M. Martin, on February 1, 1989. He is survived by a son, Robert F. Martin Jr., Baldwin City, KS; two daughters, Robelle Watson and her husband, James, and Betty Brown and her husband, Dallas, all of Kansas City, MO; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren. (Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Chapel)

RONALD RAY MASON
Ronald Ray Mason, 44, Kansas City, MO, passed away November 23, 1998. Funeral service will be 6 p.m. Wednesday, December 2, at E.R. Morris Funeral Chapel, 4316 Troost, Kansas City, MO; burial in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-6 p.m. Wednesday at the chapel. (Arrangements: E.R. Morris Funeral Chapel)

MURREL "GENE" MATTINGLY
Murrel "Gene" Mattingly, Independence, MO, died Saturday, November 28, 1998, at his residence. Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, December 2, at George C. Carson and Sons Independence Chapel; burial in Mt. Washington Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the chapel, with a Masonic service at 7 p.m. In place of flowers, contributions may be made to the Shriners Children's Hospital Fund. Mr. Mattingly was born March 12, 1922, in the Independence Sanitarium and was raised in the Greater Kansas City area. He graduated from Benjamin Harris Grade School in Kansas City, MO, and William Chrisman High School, class of 1940. He attended Kansas City Junior College, University of Kansas, Lawrence, and the Kansas City Art Institute. He served 20 years in the U.S. Naval Reserve, serving on full active duty during WWII and the Korean Conflict. He retired after serving as chief hospital corpsman and was a member of the American Association of U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman. Mr. Mattingly worked at the Kansas City VA Medical Center in the Medical Administration Division and retired after 20 years of service. He was an artist, serving two terms as president of the Independence Art Association and one term as president of the Greater Kansas City Art Association. Mr. Mattingly was a Free Mason and member of the McDonald Lodge #324, A.F.&A.M., Independence, MO; Independence Chapter #12, Royal Arch Masons; Palestine Commandery # 17, Knight Templar, Independence Council #49; Cryptic Masons, Independence, MO, 32nd Degree Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Southern Jurisdiction of U.S.A.; and the Legion of Honor of the Ararat Shrine, Kansas City, MO. He followed the teachings of Unity. Mr. Mattingly leaves no family. (Arrangements: George C. Carson and Sons Independence Chapel)

MARY JACQUALINE MAYNARD
Mary Jacqualine Maynard, 69, Kansas City, MO, (formerly of Greenfield, IN), passed away Tuesday, November 24, 1998, at Summit Nursing Home. Services will be 3:30 p.m. Friday, December 4, at Cleveland Avenue Baptist Church, 2853 Cleveland, Kansas City, MO 64128.

SHIRLEY IRENE MILLER
Shirley Irene Miller, 72, originally of Independence, MO, died Wednesday, November 18, 1998, at Munroe Regional Medical Center, Ocala, FL. Cremation at Hiers Funeral Home, Ocala. Memorial donations may be made to Children's Mercy Hospital Cardiology Department, 2401 Gillham Rd., Kansas City, MO 64108. A native of Independence, Mrs. Miller graduated from Chrisman High School in 1944. She moved to Ocala in 1983. She is survived by her husband, Duane Miller, of the home; three sons, Gary Miller, Independence, MO, Terry Miller and his wife, Judy, Kansas City, MO, and Philip Miller, of the home; five grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. Mr. and Mrs. Miller had attended 39th St. RLDS in Independence for 18 years before moving to Ocala.

ANDREW C. "UNCLE BUS" O'NEAL
Andrew C. "Uncle Bus" O'Neal, USN (Ret.), 83, Clinton, MO, died Sunday, November 29, 1998, at his home. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 2, at White Chapel Cemetery, Kansas City, MO. Visitation will be 7-8 p.m. Tuesday at Consalus Funeral Home, Clinton. Memorial contributions may be made to Twin Lakes Hospice in care of the funeral home. Mr. O'Neil was born in Stanberry, MO. He was a veteran of the Navy and served during World War II and the Korean War. Following retirement from the Navy in 1961, he lived in Urich, MO, for 37 years and drove a school bus for the Ballard School for 18 years. He had made his home with his sister in Clinton for the past year. He was a member of the Montrose (MO) VFW, American Legion Post #371 of Urich, MO, and the National Association of Atomic Veterans. He is survived by three sisters, Marie Sayles, Clinton, MO, Marguerite Guinn, Kansas City, MO, and Ruth Paterson, Sugar Creek, MO, and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Charles Leo O'Neal and Kyle O'Neal; and two sisters, Mildred Wilson and Gertrude Tarwater.

LAWRENCE S. "SHORTY" PINE
Lawrence S. "Shorty" Pine, 85, Lee's Summit, MO (formerly of Lone Jack, MO), died Monday, November 30, 1998, at his home. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, December 3, at the Stanley & Son Funeral Home; burial in Lone Jack Cemetery. Friends may call 1-2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. (Arrangements: Stanley & Son Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong, Pleasant Hill, MO)

LEO I. PORTER SR.
Leo I. Porter Sr., 87, Warsaw, MO (formerly of Kansas City, MO), died early Monday, November 30, 1998, at Warsaw Health Care Center, Warsaw. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, De-cember 2, at St. Ann's Catholic Church, with Fr. Dennis Schaab officiating; burial in Riverside Cemetery, Warsaw. Family will receive friends 7-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Reser Funeral Home, Warsaw, with a rosary at 8 p.m. Family suggests memorials to St. Ann's Catholic Church, c/o Reser Funeral Home, Warsaw, MO.

EDWARD CLYDE "PEANUT" POSTON
Mr. Edward Clyde "Peanut" Poston, 58, Lawson, MO, died November 29, 1998, at his home. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, December 2, at the Community Alliance Bible Church in Lawson; burial in Mt. Ayers Cemetery, Altamont, MO. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Jarman Chapel in Lawson. Mr. Poston was born on January 23, 1940, in Winston, MO, to George M. and Frances (Eppard) Poston. He had lived most of his life in this area. He was employed for the past 36 years as a maintenance man at the Waste Water Treatment Plant for Trans World Airlines in Kansas City, MO. He had served his country in the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of the Community Alliance Bible Church in Lawson. He was married on December 27, 1962, to Sandra Caldwell. Preceding him in death were his father, George M. Poston, on December 5, 1989, and a sister, JoAnn Eaton, on December 4, 1995. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Sandra Poston, of the home; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Jeffrey and Stephanie Poston, Hamilton, MO, and William "Bill" Poston, Scottsdale, AZ; daughter and son-in-law, Janna and Jeffrey Myers, Lawson, MO; his mother, Frances DeBoer, Scottsdale, AZ; one brother, George Poston, Cave Creek, AZ; and a sister, Louise Stapp, Liberty, MO; five grandchildren. (Arrangements: Jarman Funeral Home, Lawson, MO)

DANIEL REED
Daniel Reed, 78, Independence, MO, died Sunday, November 29, 1998, at Independence Regional Health Center. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, December 2, at George C. Carson & Sons Independence Chapel; burial in Mound Grove Cemetery, Independence. Friends may call 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday at the chapel (Arrangements: George C. Carson & Sons Independence Chapel)

RETHA MAE RICHARDSON
Retha Mae Richardson, 95, Lawrence, KS (formerly of Shawnee, KS), died Sunday, November 29, 1998, in Lawrence. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 2, at the Monticello United Methodist Church, Shawnee; burial in the church cemetery. The family will greet friends 1-2 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Memorials are suggested to the Monticello United Methodist Church or the American Lung Association, c/o of Warren-McElwain Morturay, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.

MICHAEL KEITH ROGERS
Michael Keith Rogers, 10, Raytown, MO, passed away Wednesday, November 25, 1998, at Children's Mercy Hospital. Funeral services will be 9 a.m. Saturday, December 5, at the First Baptist Church of Raytown; burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Friends are invited to share their written thoughts of Michael by bringing them to a visitation from 5-8 p.m. Friday at the church. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Michael Rogers Memorial Fund, c/o Blue Ridge Bank, 6202 Raytown Trafficway, Raytown, MO 64133. Michael was born April 19, 1988, in Independence, MO, and had lived all of his life in this area. He was a fourth grade student at Spring Valley Elementary School of Raytown. Surviving are his parents, Michael and Linda Rogers, and brother, Jaime Rogers, of the home; two sisters, Linda Michelle Pritchett, Raytown, MO, and Christina Ford, Kansas City, MO; paternal grandparents, Larry and Joann Shideler, Clifton, CO, and George and Rita Rogers Fristoe, MO; maternal grandmother, LaVerne Hicks, St. Louis, MO; maternal grandfather, Leslie Lewis, St. Louis, MO; paternal great-grandmother, Helen Shideler, Drexel, MO; paternal great-grandfather, J.W. Freeman, Hardin, MO; maternal great-grandmother, Lula Helming, St. Louis, MO; and many other loving aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. (Arrangements: Speaks Suburban Chapel)

VIOLET R. RUTHERFORD
Violet R. Rutherford, 96, Olathe, KS (formerly of Lawrence, KS), died Saturday, November 21, 1998, at the Royal Terrace Care Center of Olathe. Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, December 3, at Grace United Methodist Church of Olathe. Private burial was at Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence, KS. (Arrangements: W.L. Frye and Son Mortuary and Crematory, Olathe, KS 66061)

ALTHEA L. SANBORN
Althea L. Sanborn, 60, Excelsior Springs, MO, passed away Sunday, November 29, 1998, at her home. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, December 3, at the First United Methodist Church, Excelsior Springs; burial in Hillcrest Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Excelsior Springs Hospice or the First United Methodist Church Building Fund. Althea was born December 23, 1937, in Kansas City, MO, and had lived in Excelsior Springs for 27 years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Excelsior Springs. She was a Sunday school teacher for many years, was in the choir and the bell choir. She served as chairperson of the Administrative Board and was on the Building Committee. She had been an active member of the Westview School, serving as president of the PTA and also as a teacher's aid. She was known as the "picture lady" at the school. She had also been a leader for the Cub Scouts and the Girl Scouts. She was married to Lawrence "Larry" Sanborn, on May 14, 1960. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ray W. and Lydia J. (Peterson) Burkhart. She is survived by her husband, Larry, of the home; two sons, James L. Sanborn, Excelsior Springs, MO, and Gerald L. Sanborn, Lawson, MO; one daughter, Sharon L. Barnes, Excelsior Springs, MO; two brothers, Louis Burkhart, Kansas City, MO, and Kenneth Burkhart, Big Springs, TX; two sisters, Carrie Ann Pelster, St. Louis, MO, and Janet Henry, Olathe, KS; and four grandchildren, Nichalas Sanborn, Brittany Sanborn, Katlynn Barnes and Rudy Geber. (Arrangements: Polley Funeral Home, Excelsior Springs, MO)

MAURINE H. SIMKINS
Maurine H. Simkins, 83, Overland Park, KS, died November 23, 1998, at Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Overland Park, KS. Services are private. (Arrangements: Kansas City Funeral Directors)

JASPER SMITH
Jasper Smith, 91, Kansas City, MO, died November 28, 1998, at Swope Park Ridge Nursing Home. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, December 4, at E.R. Morris Funeral Chapel, 4316 Troost; burial in Forest Hill Cemetery. Visitation will 9-11 a.m. Friday at the funeral chapel. (Arrangements: E.R. Morris Funeral CHapel)

MARY LOUISE SNYDER
Mrs. Mary Louise Snyder, 95, formerly of Kansas City, MO, died November 14, 1998, at the Manistee Medical Care Facilities in Manistee, MI. Memorial services were held Saturday, November 21, at the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Manistee, Cremation. Interment in the memorial garden of the church. (Arrangements: Johnson Funeral Home, Manistee, MI)

REV. KATHERINE STORER
Rev. Katherine Storer, 80, rural Osborne, KS (formerly of Lenexa, KS), died November 29, 1998, at the Osborne County Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, December 3, 1998, at Alton United Methodist Church, Alton, KS, with the Rev. Gary Davison officiating; burial in Osborne Cemetery, Osborne, KS. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alton United Methodist Church, Salvation Army or the charity of the donor's choice c/o Clark-Gashaw Funeral Home, Osborne, KS.

LEWIS STRICKLIN
Lewis Stricklin, 99, Kansas City, MO, passed away November 28, 1998, at the home. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, December 3, at the Gilbert Memorial AME Church, 3700 Topping; burial in Memorial Park Cemetery, Kansas City, MO. Friends may call 9-11 a.m. Thursday at the church. Mr. Lewis was born April 22, 1899, in Scott Station, MO. He moved to Kansas City, MO, when he was 19 years old. He was a steward emeritus in the AME church, where he served for more than 65 years. He joined the Local #555 Mason & Plaster Tenders Union. At the time of his passing he was the oldest surviving member. He worked on many of the old landmark buildings in Kansas City. He is survived by four daughters, Frances L. Pitts, Rosemary Calmes, Fannie Nelson and Viola G. Gillespie and one daughter-in-law, Edith Stricklin, all of Kansas City, MO; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grand-children; and 17 great-great-grandchild-ren. Mr. Stricklin's extended family includes Dr. Stanley L. and Dorothy Counts and their children; and many relatives and friends. (Arrangements: Lawrence A. Jones & Sons Linwood Chapel)

EDGAR WILLIAM WALTON JR.
Edgar William Walton Jr., 66, Kansas City, MO, passed away Sunday, November 29, 1998, at Research Medical Center. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 2, at Park Lawn Funeral Home; burial in Memorial Park Cemetery, Kansas City, MO. Friends may call 10-11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. (Arrangements: Park Lawn Funeral Home)

NOAH JEAN WANLESS
Noah Jean Wanless, infant son of Wendy Wanless, Shawnee, KS, passed away Saturday, November 28, 1998, at the Shawnee Mission Medical Center, Mission, KS. Memorial services will be 7 p.m. Thursday, December 3, at the First Baptist Church of Shawnee. Cremation. (Arrangements: the Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee)

ARIC L. WASHINGTON
Aric L. Washington, 27, Junction City, KS, passed away November 25, 1998, at Geary County Memorial Hospital. Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday, December 2, in Blue Ridge Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be 12:30-2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Lawrence A. Jones & Sons Linwood Chapel. (Arrangements: Lawrence A. Jones & Sons Linwood Chapel)

FRANK C. WEST
Frank C. West, 72, Independence, MO, died November 26, 1998, at Monterey Park Nursing Home. Funeral services will be 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 1, at Sheil Independence Ave. Chapel; inurnment at Mt. Washington Cemetery. Friends may call 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the Medical Center of Independence Auxiliary. Mr. West was born August 31, 1926, in Kansas City, MO. He was a lifelong area resident and volunteered his services at the Medical Center of Independence where he was a member of the hospital auxiliary. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and worked at Paul's BarBQue. He was also a spot welder for the Vendo Co. and machine operator for Guy's Foods. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Carrie West. Survivors include his wife, Judy, of the home; son and daughter-in-law, Sgt. Donald and Shannon West, U.S. Army, Anchorage, AK; brother, Harold West, Tavares, FL; and sister, Margaret Cox-Reed, Kansas City, MO. (Arrangements: Sheil Independence Ave. Chapel)

JAMES WRIGHT
James Wright, 75, Kansas City, MO, passed away November 27, 1998, at the home. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, December 4, at New Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church; burial in Forest Hill Cemetery. Friends may call 6-9 p.m. Thursday, at the Lawrence A. Jones & Sons Linwood Chapel. (Arrangements: Lawrence A. Jones & Sons Linwood Chapel)


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