The Kansas City Star from Kansas City, Missouri (2024)

KANSAS CITY STAR. Tuesday, July 16, 2002 DEATHS AND FUNERALS www.kansascity.com B5 Tuesday, July 16, 2002 Continued from B-4 KERRY J. KAELKIE, DDS Kerry J. Kaelke, DDS, 58, Leawood, KS, died Saturday, July 13, 2002, at St. Luke's Hospital of complications related to cancer.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, July 19, at Church of the Resurrection, 13720 Roe, with graveside service at 1:30 p.m. at Leavenworth National Cemetery. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at D.W.

Newcomer's Sons Johnson County Funeral Chapel, 11200 Metcalf. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Pouring from the Heart Fund, Oncology Department, UMKC School Dentistry, 650 E. 25th Kansas City, MO 64108. Kerry was born in Lockwood, MO, and grew up there. He graduated from the University of Missouri, Columbia, in 1966, with a Bachelor of Arts degree.

He received a Doctor of dental surgery from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry in 1970; and a diploma in orthodontics in 1975. From 1970 to 1973, he worked as a general dentist in Ft. Carson, CO. From 1975 to 1993, he served as a U.S. Army Dental Corps, Clinical orthodontist, and served as Chief of Orthodontics in Frankfurt, West Germany; Ft.

Knox, KY, Vicenza, Italy; Ft. Campbell, KY; and Seoul, Korea. In 1991, he became a Colonel in the U.S. Army Dental Corps. Kerry received the Meritorious Service Medal in 1982, the Meritorious Service Medal (first oak leaf cluster) in 1985, the Order of Medical Merit in 1988, and the Meritorious Service Medal and Oak Leaf Cluster in 1991.

He also received the Army Commendation Medal in 1993. He was certified by the Kansas State Dental License, the Missouri State Dental License, and the Missouri State Orthodontic Specialty Board. He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, the Phi Kappa Phi, and the Omicron Kappa Upsilon. He was a member of the American Association of Orthodontist, Military Association of Orthodontists and the 38th Parallel Dental Society. He was also a member of the University of Missouri Tiger Club of KC, Church of the Resurrection, Pouring from the Heart Steering Committee, Tweed Society Orthodontic Study Club and the UMKC School Dentistry Alumni Association.

Kerry is survived by his wife of 32 years, Donna of Leawood, KS; daughters, Kristen Kaelke, serving as an officer in the U.S. Army i in Korea, and Kindel Kaelke, currently attending Georgia Institute of Technology; brother, Karlos Kaelke, MO, and sister, Karen Matthews, Ft. Walton Beach, FL. (Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer's Sons Johnson County Funeral Chapel, 11200 Metcalf, 913-451-1860) JAMES D.

KERR James D. Kerr, 61, Peculiar, MO, died Monday, July 15, 2002, at his home. Memorial services will be 7 p.m. Thursday, July 18, at the Atkinson Chapel, Harrisonville, MO. Cremation.

Contributions may be made to Pancan. Mr. Kerr was a retired Master Chief in the U.S. Navy and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Princess Ann Masonic Lodge in Virginia Beach, VA, and Ararat Shrine, Kansas City, MO.

Survivors include his wife, Vicki of the home, one son, Bobby Kerr, Peculiar, MO, his father, Donald Kerr, Peculiar, MO, two brothers, and an aunt, Glenna Harshman, Lenexa, KS. (Arrangements: Atkinson Funeral Home, Harrisonville, MO) RITA LOUISE KRAMER Rita Louise Kramer, 47, Lee's Summit, MO, passed away July 13, 2002, in Lone Jack, MO. Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, at Lee's Summit United Methodist Church; burial in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m.

Tuesday, July 16, at D.W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to her children's fund, of Lee's Summit or Children's Mercy Hospital. Rita was bon in Dayton, OH. She was an elementary school teacher at Prairieview Elementary for six years.

Rita also taught at Westridge Elementary in Raytown for 18 years. She was a member of Lee's Summit United Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband, George Kramer, son, Travis B. Kramer, daughter, Jenna F. Kramer, all of the home, parents, Randall and Patricia Partee, Lee's Summit, MO, and sister, Ruth Varner, Independence, MO.

(Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Chapel) LILLIAN M. LOTT Lillian M. Lott, 95, formerly of Gladstone, passed away Monday July 15, 2002, in Birmingham, MI. She was the late wife of William D.

Lott. Funeral serv- Classified Funeral Notices Cemetery Lots Monuments 17 2 lots, lawn crypt, funeral plans, buy or selling. Call Joe Freels 816-761-0364. BLUE Springs 1 lot, $500. 816-690-8852 Chapel Hill-2 lots, Old Rugged Cross, $1200 each.

913-362-84591 MOUNT MORIAH Terrace Park North, companion for two, space, vault, marker. Beautiful, overlooks lake. 1-480-899-1686 Frank J. "Sonny" To Our Love God lent you to us for a brief time and for that brief moment your family life belonged to our world. But when you left, and we prayed you could stay, God wanted you with him to pray.

The pain and loss is so great since you are gone. How lucky we were to have your love and devotion to all of us the many years we all shared. Our lives will never be the same. We miss and love you always. Your family, Flo, Cara Mary Camille, Guy, Cara Nichole, P.J., Frank John, and Francesca Gianna, your namesakes Mes will be held at Park Lawn Funeral Nome 1 p.m.

Thursday, July 18, 2002. Pdends may call from 6-8 p.m. Wodnesday, July 17, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Lillian spent most of hr life in the Gladstone area moving in 1992, to be with her daughters, Gloria Cassells Patricia Kasiewiez.

Park Lawn Funeral Home, 8251 Hillcrest 816-523-1234) JOHN ALLIS MACHIR Allis Machir, 87, of Independence, passed away Sunday, July 14, 2002, at Independence Health Care Center. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 17, 2002, at George C. Carson Sons Independence Chapel; burial in Mt. Washington Cemetery.

Visitation will be p.m. Tuesday at the chapel. Memorials may be made to Northern Blvd. United Methodist Church Elevator Fund. John was born August 24, 1914, son of Vause Decker Machir and Maude Allis Machir.

He, graduated in 1932 from Northeast High School and attended Kansas State University. He served three years in the South Pacific in WWII basic training Honolulu, then the Gilbert Islands, Iwo Jima and Saipan as a Sergeant in the Quartermaster Branch of the Army Air Corps. He was Traffic Manager for ScoularBishop Grain Co. until 1972, then retired in 1984 as a Genealogy Research Clerk at the Mid-Continent Public Library's North Branch in Independence. He loved his church, family, traveling, reading, gardening and 1 square-dancing.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Martha, son James and wife Kathy, Escondido, daughter, Margaret and husband Cy Fields, Independence, and grand ones, Jenny and husband Robb Forsythe and Jill Fields, Independence, Jim Fields, Ft. Campbell, KY, and Kari and husband Mike Brady and their three sons, Escondido, CA. Our special thanks and appreciation for the tender loving care given these past months by each caregiver at Independence Health Care, and to Hospice for those peaceful closing days of his joyous life. (Arrangements: George C. Carson Sons Independence Chapel) JOHN EMMETT "JACK" MACKAY John Emmett "Jack" Mackay, 83, Kansas City, passed away July 12, 2002, at his home.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, at McGilley State Line Chapel, 12301 State Line Road; burial in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Monday at McGilley State Line Chapel, where a rosary will be said at 7:30.

In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, 3800 Elizabeth, Suite Independence, MO 64057. Jack was born January 18, 1919, in St. Louis, MO. He moved to Kansas City as a young child. He attended Southwest High School and the University of Missouri at Columbia, where he was a member of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity.

Jack served in the Army Air Corp during World War Il. His business career was devoted to the J.H. Mackay Electric a business established by his father in 1936. He served as President for many years until his retirement. Jack was a former member of Mission Hills Country Club, Kansas City Club, Blue Hills Country Club and the Garden of the Gods.

Jack will be fondly remembered as the gentleman who met his daughters for lunch every Tuesday, first at the Kansas City Club and in later years at the Mission Hills Country Club. Jack is survived by his wife, Dorothy Kelley Mackay; a son, John Hamilton Mackay and his wife, Patty; daughters, Kathleen Mackay Twyman and her husbnad, Tom, Marcia. Mackay Metzler and her husband, Rob, Jennifer Mackay Blumenthal and her husband, Jay; eight grandchildren, Kelley Twyman Hoefgen, Cynthia Twyman Hass, Andrew Metzler, Ryan Metzler, Brennan Metzler, Robin Metzler, Ashley Blumenthal, Mac Mackay; and four great-grandchildren; three siblings, Bobbi Petrie, Evelyn Carpenter, Morita Anderson. (Arrangements: McGilley State Chapel, 816-942- DUANE J. MANN, SR.

Duane J. Mann, passed away Saturday, July 13, 2002, following a lengthy illness. DJ "Pete" Mann was born June 6, 1930, in Onawa, IA, the son of Donald and Ethel Mann. He moved to Neosho three years ago from the Kansas City area. He owned and operated Fresh Water, survived DJ is by his loving JoAnn, of the home; and her children, Gretchen and David Wetendorf, of Ear Falls, Ontario, Canada, Valerie Pudil, of Austin, TX, and Corina and Douglas Merritt, of Cedar Rapids, IA.

Additional survivors include Agnes Torticill Mann, mother of their four sons; Duane Jr. and Terri Mann, of Nevada, MO, Don and Monica Mann, of Kansas City, MO, Michael and Connie Mann, of Overland Park, KS, and David and Kelly Mann, of Kansas City, MO; also their five daughters, Kathy and Richard Palmer, Regina and Dale Harden, Peggy and Jim Burr, Kelly and Bob Derringer, I Lorie and John Burr, all of the Kansas City area. He is also survived by his mother, Ethel Mann Uhl, of Harrisonville, MO. DJ was Grandpa to 34 grandchildren and four greatchildren. He leaves behind many friends and loved ones.

DJ has been cremated. Memorial services are planned for 11 a.m. Thursday, July 18, at the Church of the Nazarene, Highway 2, Harrisonville, MO, with a burial service Friday at 1 p.m. at the Onawa, IA Cemetery. Contributions may be made to St.

Johns Hospice or Pallative Care Unit. (Arrangements: MasonWoodard Mortuary, Joplin, MO) BERNICE MARCOTT Bernice Marcott, 71, Independence, MO, passed away July 13, 2002. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, July 17, at Speaks Midtown Chapel. Burial in Mound Grove Cemetery.

Visitation will be p.m. Wednesday at the chapel. Memorials to Kansas City Hospice of the Northland or American Lung Association. (Arrangements: Speaks Midtown Chapel) ABBIE C. MOSS Abbie C.

Moss, 89, Richmond, MO, formerly of the Old Union community Polo, MO, area, died July 13, 2002, at North Kansas City Hospital. Services 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, at Thurman Funeral Home, Richmond; burial Cowgill Cemetery, Cowgill, MO. Visitation 7-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorials to Shirkey Foundation. (Arr. Thurman Funeral Home, 507 E. Main, Richmond, MO 64085, 816-776-2233) Rosemary A. Nagle, 77, Overland Park, KS, passed away July 15, 2002.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. July 18, 2002, at Queen of the Holy Rosary Church, 71st Metcalf; burial in Holy Cross Cemetery, Paola, KS. Visitation will be 6 p.m. July 17, at McGilley Hoge Chapel, prayer service at 7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Queen of the Holy Rosary School.

Mrs. Nagle was born March 16, 1925, in Ottawa, KS, She graduated from Ottawa High School and obtained a B.S. in Chemistry from KU in 1948. She was married in 1951 to Bernard "Red" M. Nagle.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Worth Clemance Alderman, her husband, "Red," her son-in-law, Nick Kanatzar, and her sister, Louise Southerland. She is survived by her five children, Mary Lou Kantzar, Nancy Bolts and husband George, Jack Nagle and wife Mimi, Bill Nagle and wife Donna, and Tim Nagle and wife Amy. She also is survived by her grandchildren, Beau and wife Jackie, Matthew, John, J.T., Kelly, Olivia, Alex, Eric, Lauren and Allison. (A greatgrandchild is on the wayl) (Arrangements: McGilley Hoge Chapel, 8024 Santa Fe Overland Park, KS 66204, 913-642- 3565) RALPH LEROY "MIKE" NEWELL Ralph Leroy "Mike" Newell, 69, Wellsville, KS, passed away Sunday, July 14, 2002, at Olathe Medical Center. Memorial services will p.m.

Thursday, July 18, at the Wellsville Family Worship Center, 6th Locust with a dinner following at the Wellsville Community Center. Memorial contributions may be made to the church. Mike is survived by his wife, Colleen, two sons, five daughters, 17 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and one brother. He was a very special man who loved kids and will be dearly missed by all his family and friends. (Arrangements: McGilley State Line Chapel, 816-942- 6180) ANNA KATHRYN NEWKIRK ROSEMARY A.

NAGLE Kathryn Newkirk, 85, Bolivar, MO (formerly of Kansas City), died Sunday, July 14, 2002, at Citizens Memorial Hospital. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, July 18, at New Hope Cemetery, Liberty, MO. Friends may call after 9 a.m. Wednesday at Butler Funeral Home.

Bolivar. (Arrangements: Butler Funeral Home, Bolivar, MO) JULIA LEE NEWMAN Julia Lee Newman, 72, Kansas City, MO, passed away July 15, 2002, at Liberty Terrace Care Center. Graveside services 11 a.m. Thursday, July 18, at East Slope Memorial Gardens, Riverside, MO. Friends may call 6-8 p.m.

Wednesday at Charter Chapel, 77 NE 72nd Gladstone, MO. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation. Mrs. Newman was a lifelong resident and an avid bingo player. is area, survived by children, Larry Newman, Oklahoma, Valorie Bratcher, Michael 0g- den, Vickie Paul, Kimberly Taylor Julie Thompson, all of Kansas City, 13 and, grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.

(Arrangements. Charter Funerals, 816-921-5555) JODIE MAE OATES Mrs. Jodie Mae Oates, 88, passed away July 14, 2002, at Baptist-Lutheran Medical Center. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, July 18, at Swope Parkway Church of Christ, 5620 Swope Parkway; burial in Blue Ridge Lawn Cemetery.

Visitation will be 9-11 a.m. Thursday at the church. (Arrangements: Lawrence A. Jones and Sons Linwood Chapel) O'CONNOR (February 16, 1924 July 13, 2002) Gene O'Connor, 78, of Kansas City, MO, passed away July 13, 2002. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m.

on Monday, July 22, at the McGilley and Hoge Chapel, 8024 Santa Fe' Overland Park, KS, 913-642-3565. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery. Gene O'Connor was born in Hepler, KS, on February 16, 1924. He was the youngest of eight children. Gene married Betty Mae Foresberg at age 18.

He was a World War Il veteran. Gene and Betty sided in Ottawa, KS, with their four children. The family moved to Overland Park KS, where Gene became a shoe department manager. Gene was remarried to Jackie, upon Betty's passing, in 1976. Together they managed several businesses, the last being "Gene and Jackie's" on Womall in Kansas City, MO.

Jackie passed in 1995. Gene had been sick for a long time and fought a continuous good fight until his final loss to cancer. His family and children were his heart and soul and he cherished his 22 grandchildren and seven greatgrandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers; Butch and James O'Connor, sister, Doll Herlocker, his first wife Betty, and his second wife Jackie. He is survived by Susie and Lawrence Schwed of Overland Park, KS, Kelly and Betsy O'Connor of Kansas City, MO, Judy of Belton, MO, and Casey O'Connor of Kansas City, MO, Dana and Van Johnson of Tampa, FL, John and Lenna Cowan of Kansas City, MO, Bill and Jan Cowan of Kansas City, MO, Larry and Vye Bean of Phoenix, AZ, sister, Alice Rummell of Bullhead, AZ, sister, Helen Sterliper of Tucson, AZ, sister, Catherine Wormley of Vallejo, CA, and sister, Anne Ausmus of Katy, TX.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Animal Haven at 9800 West 67th Street, Merriam KS 66203-9933. (Arrangements: Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee, 913-631-5566) JOHN T. OTTEN John Thomas Otten, 63, Sedalia, MO, died July 14, 2002, at his home. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, July 18, at United Lutheran Church, Cole Camp with burial in Memorial Cemetery, Cole Camp.

Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, at Fox Funeral Home, Cole Camp where Masonic services will be at 8 p.m. Memorials may be given to Pettis County Chapter of the American Cancer Society, Bothwell Hospice or the donor's choice in care of Fox Funeral Home, P.O. Box 37, Cole Camp, MO 65325: Mr. Otten is survived by a daughter, Deborah York and her husband Ron of Kansas City, a son, John Michael Otten and his wife Christy of Trimble, three grandchildren, Brittney, Devin and Rachel York of Kansas City, and his mother, Roberta M.

Otten of Cole Camp. Ann E. Patrick, 82, Kansas City, MO (formerly of St. Charles, MO), passed away Sunday, July 14, 2002, Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 17, at Mt.

Moriah Freeman Chapel, I- 435 Holmes burial in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Visitation will be 10-11 a.m. Wednesday at the chapel. Mrs.

Patrick was born July 10, 1920, in Huntington, WV. She is survived by her daughter, Charlene Hawley and her husband, Ed; grandsons, Brett Hawley and his wife, Sherry, and Bart Hawley and his wife, Lisa; and great-grandchildren, Steven, Jeffry, Megan, Joseph and Jacob. (Arrangements: Mt. Moriah Freeman Chapel, 816-942-2004) ANN E. PATRICK EPHY U.

PAYNE Ephy U. Payne, 81, of Smithville, MO, passed away Sunday evening, July 14, 2002, at his residence. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 18, 2002, at the Mt. Moriah Terrace Park Cemetery Interment Chapel.

Burial will be in the Mt. Moriah Terrace Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to the American Diabetes Foundation or the Kansas City Hospice of the Northland.

Mr. Payne was born May 31, 1921, in Mountain Home, AR. He worked most of his lite as a heavy equipment operator. He was a certified heavy equipment instructor with the Operating Engineers Local 1 where he also was a member. He loved to go fishing.

He is survived by his wife, Maxine, one son, Ephy U. Payne Jr. (Sharon) of Cove Creek, AZ, one daughter, Barbara Kay Barnes (Len) of Wichita, KS, six grandchildren, four greatgrandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. (Arrangements: Mt. Moriah Terrace Park, 816-734-5500) MARY HELEN PEMBER Mary Helen Pembe born in KCMO on September 13, 1917, died Saturday, July 13, 2002.

Mary Helen was the daughter of Ann Frances (Marrs) and Willard Oliver Pemberton. She spent most of her life in the Kansas City area, where she was employed by before retirement in the mid '70s. Mary Helen also served with the WAC's during WWII with a tour of duty in Europe, and she spent time in Bogata, Columbia, Mexico City, working for the U.S. Embassy. Mary Helen was married to Lester Wright Belcher (deceased) in 1960.

She was survived by her brother, Willard Oliver Pemberton Jr. of Independence, MO, and six children, Judy Beaver, Garland Belcher, Harold Belcher, Madlyn Brewka, Dan Belcher and Marilyn Yokum. Mary Helen also had 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, 2002, at Mt.

Moriah Terrace Park Funeral Home and burial will be in the Mt. Moriah Terrace Park Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 16, 2002, at the funeral home. A memorial contribution may be made to the Salvation Army in Mrs.

Belcher's name. (Arrangements: Mt. Moriah Terrace Park Funeral Home, 801 N.W. 108th KCMO 64155, 816-734- 5500) JACQUELINE A. PIERCE Jacqueline A.

Pierce, 48, Kansas City, passed away July 13, 2002. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, July 18, 2002, at Memorial Park Cemetery, 7801 Hillcrest Road (enter Gate Jackie was born October 17, 1953, in Kansas City. She is preceded in death by her father, Jack E. Pierce.

She leaves her mother, lona Pierce, two brothers, Lance (Mary Lou) Pierce, and Jim (Patricia) Pierce, three nephews and one niece. (Arrangements: Park Lawn Funeral Home, 816-523-1234) JOHN C. "DONNIE" PRICE John C. "Donnie" Price, of Lake Tapawingo, MO, left his family and friends on July 13, 2002. Born October 31, 1936, a 1954 Graduate of Shawnee Mission North, he worked at the Merriam plant of Western Electric and transferred to in Pleasanton, CA, where he earned a degree in electronics and was promoted to management, he retired after 33 years of service.

He was a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary and the Elks. He was preceded in death by his wife, Kenda, and son, Michael. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Debra and Dennis Burks of Lenexa; son and daughter-in-law, Derek and Kristy Shepherd of K.C.K., brother and sister-in-law, Jerry and Julie Price, K.C. MO, sister and stepsister, Barbara Price and Jane Hurtig of Independence, MO. He had four grandchildren, Ashley, Emily, Sydney and Kynnedy.

The family requests, in lieu of flowers, donations are made to the Rainbow Farms, P.O. Box 115, Louisburg, MO 65685, in remembrance of John and his companion dogs, Mickey and Millie. Visitation will be at McGilley Hoge Chapel, 6-8 p.m. Friday, July 19, 2002, with services on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the chapel.

No Farewell Words Were Spoken, No Time To Say Goodbye; You Were Gone Before We Knew It, And Only God Knows Why. (Arrangements: McGilley Hoge Chapel, 8024 Santa Fe Overland Park, KS 66204, 913-642- 3565) IVA T. REED Iva T. Reed, 105, Lee's Summit, MO, died July 12, 2002. Iva was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Edward, and three sons, Ronald, Stewart and Robert.

Survivors include a daughterin-law, Elsie Reed, Kansas City, KS, three grandchildren and three greatgrandchildren. Services will be July 21 in Shelbyville, IL. Memorial contributions may be sent to First Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 264, Shelbyville, IL 62565. DR.

THOMAS D. SCHAAD 3-5 p.m. Wednesday at Mt. Freeman Chapel. The family lieu of flowers, donations may Odyssey Health Care, 9229 Suite 350, Kansas City, MO Dr.

Schaad was born in on July 13, 1922. He attended University, 1940-42, and Dr. Thomas D. Schaad, Overland Park, KS, died of natural causes on his 80th birthday, July 13, 2002. Private graveside services will be at Mt.

Moriah Cemetery. Visitation will be Moriah requests in be made to Ward 64114-3311. Columbus, OH, Ohio State served in the U.S: Coast Guard during WWII. He attended the University of Michigan, 1944. He was recalled to U.S.

Naval active duty for the Korean War, 1950-1952. He graduated from the UMKC Dental School, 1947. Dr. Schaad maintained a pediatric dental practice for 40 years, held the position of associate professor at the UMKC Dental School from 1978 until retirement In 1988. He was a resident of Kansas City from 1953-2002 (49 years).

He is survived by his spouse, Julianne; sister, Mary Louise Kirby; sons and spouses, Tom. Marianne, Fred and All, Dave and Becky; grandchildren, Andrew, Leslie, Christopher, Jonathan; greatgrandchild, Jacob; and extended family, Bob and Sue Minor, Tom and Margaret Welch. (Arrangements: Mt. Moriah Freeman Funeral Home, 816-942-2004) DONALD R. SPEERS Donald R.

Speers, 78, died Sunday, July 14, 2002, at Lakeview Village Health Center, Lenexa, KS. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 16, 2002, at Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens, Olathe, KS. Contributions are suggested to Lakeview Village Memorial Fund, 9100 Park, Lenexa, KS 66215. Don was the owner and operator of the Olathe Nursery for 27 years.

He is survived by his wife, Frances (Tripkos) of the home, and a nephew, Kent Speers of Blanchard, OK. (Arrangements: Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 913-768-6777) TONY SUMMERS Mr. Tony Summers, 58, passed away July 15, 2002, at Truman Medical Center. Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at Lawrence A.

Jones Sons Linwood Chapel; burial in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Visitation will be 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday at the chapel. (Arrangements: Lawrence A.

Jones Sons Linwood Chapel) REGINA C. SWANN Regina C. Swann, 91 years of age, Kansas City, MO, passed away at Liberty Terrace Care Center, Liberty; MO, on Saturday, July 13, 2002, after suffering a massive stroke. She was born in Edina, MO, August 25, 1910. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bert G.

Swann, who passed away in 1996. Regina was a Librarian and homemaker. She has lived with her daughter, Hazel Binkley of Kansas City, the past six years. She is survived by three children, Robert Swann, Independence, MO, Hazel Binkley and Kathleen Desaulniers, Kansas City, MO. Regina is also survived by nine grandchildren, 16 greatgrandchildren and one great-greatgranddaughter.

Funeral services are under the direction of Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home, Edina, MO. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated July 18 at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Edina, with Father Tom Alber officiating. Father Tom is a great of Regina.

GUISEPPA TAYLOR Guiseppa Taylor, 57, Blue Springs, MO, died July 5, 2002. Cremation. Guiseppa was born May 14, 1949, in Sicily. She had lived in the United States for the last 20 years. She had cared for children in her home for many years.

Guiseppa was a member of the Catholic Church. She is survived by her niece, Vanessa Hodges, Blue Springs, MO, and her nephew, Lorenzo Hodges, Los Angeles, CA. Speaks Suburban Chapel) EFFIE LEVENA RHOADES THOMAS Effie Levena Rhoades Thomas, age 91, passed away on Saturday, July 13, 2002, at Appleton City Manor in Appleton City, MO. Effie was born on April 7, 1911, in Butler, NE, the daughter of Benjamin and Sadie Rhoades. On July 27, 1932, Effie was united in marriage to Guy Ollie Thomas.

To this union, four children were born: Harlin Ray, Hershel Eugene, Raymond Guy and Darlene Carol. She was preceded in death by her husband, Guy, in 1989; two brothers, Floyd and Walter; a sister, Leauretta; and two great-great-grandchildren. After the passing of her husband, Effie continued to make her home in Appleton City, MO, where she was an active member of the Assembly of God Church. She was a kind and loving wife and mother who loved having her family around her. Left to mourn her passing are her four children, Harlin Ray Thomas of El Dorado Springs, MO, Hershel Eugene Thomas of Stockton, MO, Raymond Guy Thomas and Darlene Carol Wainstreet, both of Appleton City, MO; three brothers, Everett Rhoades of Harrisonville, MO, Richard Rhoades of Florida and Bennie Rhodes of California; three sisters, Mildred Miller of Kansas City, MO, Dorothy Easter of lowa and Gladys McCall of Florida; 12 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Effie Rhoades Thomas will be held on Tuesday afternoon, July 16, 2002, at 2 p.m., at the Hackleman Chapel in El Dorado Springs, MO, with Rev. Chris Loderhouse officiating. Interment will be in the Appleton City Cemetery under the direction of Hackleman and Sons Funeral Home. Pallbearers are Garry Thomas, David Connors, Raymond Connors, Tommy Wareham, Matthew Wareham, and Mike Wyrick. Honorary pallbearers are Adam McAiley and Raymond Thomas II.

MARIAN N. THOMSON Marian N. Thomson, 89, Springfield, MO (formerly of Raytown, MO), died July 14, 2002. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, First Christian Church, Maryville, MO; interment Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Fairfax, MO.

Mrs. Thomson will be removed from Meierhoffer Family Funeral Service to arrive at the Church one hour prior to the service. Memorials may be made to Kitchens 1630 N. Jefferson, Springfield, MO 65803. BARBARA B.

WALLOWER Friends across the country will be thankful for the life of Barbara Wallower, Overland Park, who died peacefully on Sunday, July 14, 2002, after a feisty stand against lung cancer. Her memorial service will be held at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, Kansas City, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 18. Barbara had a joyous, sometimes tough and never dull life. Born in Merkel, TX, in 1927, she spent her school years in Et Paso before moving to Dallas and later Colorado, where she married Ted Wallower.

Her two children, Becky and Rusty, were born there. The family later. moved to Texas, and Kansas City. While raising her children almost singlehandedly, Barbara's career in advertising spanned over 40 years. In Kansas City, she worked for Macy's and, up to 2000, for House of Lloyd, where she delighted in the wonderful friends made on her many trips to four continents.

Her energy was unbounded, her love of life insatiable, and her care for her family and friends unending. Bright, colorful, fun, unforgettable, one of a kind, she will be missed. She is survived by her daughter, Becky; daughter-in-law, Debbie; sister, Sue Williams; nieces and nephews; and her devoted puppies, Marilyn and Clark. Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee, 913-631-5566) JOSEPH R. "JOE" WALLY Joseph R.

"Joe" Wally, 85, died on July 13, 2002, at Liberty Hospital. Joseph was born in Chicago, IL, on July 14, 1916. Joe married the love of his life, Eleanore Anderson in Chicago on September 2, 1939. During World War Il, Joe was a member of the Army Air Corps, serving as a B-29 crew chief on Guam. He moved to the Kansas City area in the 1950s as a district passenger agent for the Rock Island Railroad.

In 1969, he founded the "New Sun" Newspapers, a Northland paper that grew into "The Clay County Sun," which he published until 1988. Joe retired in 1992 as executive director of the Gladstone Chamber of Commerce. The couple were longtime members of the First Presbyterian Church in Liberty. Generous with his time and resources, Joe was involved with the founding of the Fellowship of the Concerned, Gladfest, The Gladstone Teacher's Memorial and The Desert Storm Salute. Joe was a member and past president of many civic clubs and business organizations.

He received the Civic Leadership Award from the City of Liberty, the Look North Award, was named a Paul Harris Fellow and was the recipient of many other awards and recognitions for civic and cultural contributions in the Northland. Surviving are: Eleanore, his wife of nearly 63 years; brother, Bob and wife Claire Wally of Illinois; daughter, Diane and husband Wayne Tompkins, daughter, Pat and husband, Floyd Mulsoff; daughter, Gail and husband Harry Dugdale; daughter, Nancy and husband David Short; grandchildren, Ben and wife Yumiko Tompkins, Madeline Tompkins, Alex Mulsoff, Joey and wife Ann Douglas, Joshua and wife Erica Dugdale, Jessica Short and Anna Short; great-grandchildren, Jordan Dugdale, Josh Dugdale and Haru Tompkins. Visitation will be held Thursday, July 18, from p.m. with a memorial service at 2 p.m. at St.

James Catholic Church, 309 S. Stewart Liberty, with: Dr. Larry Wheeler officiating. The fantly suggests memorial contributions to The Fellowship of the Concerned, 138 N. Main, Liberty, MO 64068.

(Arrangements: Church-Archer-Pasley Funeral Home, 816-781-2000) GENE MARY W. WHITE Mary W. White, 62, Kansas City, KS, passed away Sunday, July 7, 2002, at Medicalodge North. Memorial services will be 12 noon Wednesday, July 17, at the Thatcher Funeral Home, 1520 N. 5th Kansas City, KS, 913-321-1211.

Cremation. (Arrangements: Thatcher Funeral Home) FRANCES (OWEN) WINFREY Frances (Owen) Winfrey of Lee's Summit, MO, passed away Sunday, July 14, 2002, at her home. Funeral services are pending. (Arrangements: Langsford Funeral Home, Lee's Summit, MO, 816- 524-3700). GEORGE E.

WINTERS George E. Winters, 71, of Kansas City, KS, passed away July 15, 2002, at his home. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 18, 2002, at Maple Hill Funeral Home. Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Family requests contributions to St. Luke'sShawnee Mission Hospice, 3100 Broadway, Kansas City, MO 64108. George was born in Eugene, MO, and.

had lived in the Kansas City a area most of his life. He worked as a millwright for Millwright Local for 10 years, retiring in 1970. George was preceded in death by a son, Charles E. Winters, a great-grandson, Dale Eugene Winters, and a brother, Robert L. Winters.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley J. Winters, of the home, two sons, Jim Winters, Kansas City, KS, Dale Winters, Wilda, KS, daughter, Shelley Davis, Lenexa, KS, a brother, Alfred Winters, Pleasanton, KS, a sister, Helen Nadine Selig, Centerview, MO, five grandchildren and four greatgranddaughters. (Arrangements: Maple Hill Funeral Home, 913-831-3345) "The Truth About Funeral Prices" Complete With Funeral Metal Casket Service I $988 RETURN THIS COUPON FOR MORE FREE INFORMATION 111. 11 IN It sees He st the a Name Address, Zipt Phone toll free (866) 630-7052 FUNERAL FOREVER www.forevernetwork.com CEMETERY at RELIGION Make it a part of your life. FOR ADVERTISING: Kansas: Cara Rasmus (816) 234-4172 Missouri South East: Clara Baker (816) 234-4156 Missouri North City: Nicole Woita (816) 234-4170 FOR RELIGION NEWS: (816) 234-4446.

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