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

1 June 26,2001 DEATHS AND FUNERALS THE KANSAS CITY STAR DAVID E. HARNED David E. Harned, 95, Kansas City, MO, passed away June 24, 2001, at Truman Medical Center. Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Thursday, June 28, at Muehlebach Funeral Home; interment at Memorial Park Cemetery, Friends may call 6-8 p.m.

Wednesday at the funeral home. Mr. Hamed was born March 8, 1906, in Keelville, KS. He was a hoisting engineer for George A. Shaw Hauling and retired in 1971 after 30 years of service.

He was a member of the Eastside Assembly of God Church and Union Local He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara E. Harned, and granddaughter, Lisa Harned, both in 1990. He is survived by his sons, Esten E. Harned of Kansas City, KS, and David Gary Hamed of Kansas City, MO; daughters, Margaret F. Henry of Plant City, FL, and Rose Marie Beymer of Enumclaw, WA; 10 grandchildren; and six (Arrangements: Muehlebach Funeral ai Home) HUBERT HARRISON Continued from B-4 Hubert Harrison, 72, Independence, MO, passed away Sunday, June 24, 2001, at Independence Health Care Center.

Cremation. Visitation will be 1- 2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 1, at George C. Carson and Sons Independence Chapel. (Arrangements: George C.

Carson and Sons, Independence, MO) LEO F. HOYLE Leo Francis Hoyle, 75, Blue MO (formerly of Independence, passed Sorting, away Sunday, June 24, 2001, at his home. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, June 28, at Royer Funeral Home, Oak Grove, MO; burial in Buckner Cemetery, Buckner, MO. Friends may call 6-8 p.m.

Wednesday at the funeral home. Leo was born on January 14, 1926, in Independence, MO, the son of Willard Lizzie (Spencer) Hoyle. He married Joan Montgomery in 1947, and she preceded him in death in 1988. He was also preceded in death by a son, Dana Hoyle, in 1996. Leo was a journeyman lineman for Independence Power Light for 35 years, retiring in 1978.

He had been a member of the IBEW for over 54 years. His survivors include one son, Monty Hoyle wife Terry of Council Bluffs, IA; daughter-in-law, Janet Hoyle of Independence, MO; sister, Mildred Oxley of Lee's Summit, MO; two brothers, Claude Spencer of Sparks, NV, and Carl Spencer of Oak Grove, MO; brother-inlaw, Dick Spencer of Mt. Juliet, TN; five grandchildren, Andy Trevor Hoyle, and Dan, Chris Maggie Kemp; and five great-grandchildren. EARL FRANCIS JOHNSON Earl Francis Johnson, 21, of Lawson, MO, died Sunday, June 24, 2001, Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, at Jarman Funeral Home, Lawson; burial will be in Lawson Cemetery.

The family will greet friends from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Earl was born on February 10, 1980, in Independence, MO, the son of Earl and Frances Grimes Johnson. He was working for Construction in Grandview, MO. He was a member of the Carpenters Union 938, Richmond, MO, and was a member of the Miami Indian Tribe of Oklahoma.

He was married to Shannon Duncan on September 1, 2000, in Richmond, MO. His family members include his wife, Shannon Duncan Johnson of Lawson, MO, his parents, Earl and Frances Johnson of Richmond, MO, a sister, Crystal Carter of Richmond, MO, his maternal grandmother, Hazel Grimes of Independence, MO, his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Kenny and Anita Duncan, and a sister-in-law, Sheila Kessler of Lawson, MO, three nephews, a niece, aunts, uncles and cousins. (Arr: Jarman Funeral Home, Lawson, MO) LEONA A. LESKOFF Leona A. Leskoff, 77, of Olathe, KS, passed away Sunday, June 24, 2001, in Shawnee, KS.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, June 28, 2001, at D.W. Newcomer's Sons Overland Park Chapel, 8201 Metcalf. Interment will be in Ft. Leavenworth National Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at the chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Broadway Baptist Church, 3931 Washington, Kansas City, MO 64111. Leona was born April 1, 1924, in Detroit, MI. She was in the dry cleaning industry for many years.

Leona married William E. Leskoff; he preceded her in death in 1979. Survivors include son William L. Leskoff, Blue Springs, MO, daughter Sandi Belt, Shawnee, KS, son Bruce E. Leskoff, Olathe, KS, daughter Sheryle Pickett, Overland Park, KS, daughter Soozi Tyler, Los Angeles, CA, Classified Funeral Notices In Memoriam 15 in Memory of Tony Marquez When I think of you all the sadness returns, but then I recall all the crazy things you got yourself Into; all the practical Jokes you played; but most of all your goodheartedness.

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Newcomer's Sons Overland Park Chapel, 913-648-6224) CHARLES EDWARD LEWELLEN Charles Edward Lewellen, 74, of Excelsior Springs, MO, born June 6, 1927, passed away June 24, 2001, at North Kansas City Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Lillian Lewellen, as well as eight children, 27 grandchildren, 12 greatgrandchildren, and three sisters. Services will be held Saturday, June 30, 2001, at 2 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Liberty, MO. LESTER E.

LONDON Lester Edmund London, 58, of Olathe KS, passed away on Monday, June 25, 2001, at home. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, June 28, at D.W. Newcomer's Sons Johnson County Funeral Chapel, 11200 Metcalf, Overland Park, KS; burial in Mt. Washington Cemetery, Independence, MO.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to Kansas City Hospice Lester was born on April 2, 1943, in Jackson Heights, NY. After graduating from Syracuse University with a degree in Wood Product Engineering, he joined the U.S. Air Force and served in the Vietnam War, stationed in Da Nang with the 15th Aerial Port Squadron.

He received his honorable discharge from the service with the rank of Sergeant in April of 1972. Les moved to the Kansas City area and worked for over 25 years for Schutte Lumber Company, most recently as their credit manager. Les was a member of the Dwight Cowles Post 370 of the American Legion, and a lifetime member of both the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society and the North American Fishing Club. He was preceded in death by his parents, Annabelle and John R. London, who were of Bethany, PA.

He is survived by his wife of 19 years, Betty J. London, their daughter, Lori Peterson and her husband Paul of Bonner Springs, KS. He is also survived by his two grandchildren, Rachel and Paul Peterson Lester's brother Wayne and his wife Peggy of Shawnee, KS, and their two sons, Matthew, also of Shawnee, and Christopher of Portland, OR. (Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer's Johnson County Funeral Chapel, 11200 Metcalf, 913-451-1860) NINA B.

MALONEY Nina B. Maloney, Independence, MO, died June 25, 2001, at Rosewood Health Center. Family and friends are welcome to attend graveside services at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 29, at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Kansas City, MO. Mrs.

Maloney was born January 17, 1909, in Pierre, SD. She had been a teacher for the Independence School District over 30 years. She was a member of Glendale Restoration Branch. Survivors include her husband, Richard Maloney, Independence, MO, son, John B. Maloney and his wife, Jean Ann, Independence, MO, granddaughters, Katheryn Wilson and Deboraugh Maloney, grandsons, Jared Maloney and Ben Maloney, and great Jessica Wilson, Mathew Wilson and Luke Wilson.

(Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer's Sons Noland Road Chapel) ETHA L. McGEE L. McGee, 81, passed away June 23, 2001, at Foxwood Springs Care Center, Raymore, MO. Funeral services will be 11 a.m.

Thursday, June 28, at Mt. Moriah Freeman Chapel, 1-435 at Holmes Rd. Friends may call from 10-11 a.m. before the service. Burial will be in Mt.

Moriah Cemetery. (Arrangements: Mt. Moriah Freeman Chapel, 816-942-2004) JUDGE JAMES ANDREW MOORE James AnMoore, 90, KanCity, MO, passed Sunday, June 2001, at St. Hospital. FuMass will be 10 Wednesday, 27, 2001, at Visitation Catholic Church; burial at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Friends may call p.m.

Tuesday at the church. The family requests no flowers, but suggests donations to Visitation Catholic Church or the UMKC Law Foundation. Judge Moore was a lifelong resident of Kansas City. He was a graduate of Southwest High School, Kansas City Junior College, the University of MissouriColumbia, and the University of MissouriKansas City School of Law. He was a member of Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity and The Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity, He was called to active duty in the U.S.

Army in 1941. He sailed from San Francisco in the first convoy after Pearl Harbor and served three and a half years in the Pacific, including Guadalcanal, New Georgia, and Philippine Liberation Campaigns. He received the appropriate ribbons and the Combat Infantryman's Badge, and reverted to the Reserves as a Lieutenant Colonel. He remained active in the Reserve and was President of the Kansas City Chapter, No. 1, of the Reserve Officers Association.

He was a founding member and first president of the Kay Cee Jay Cees. He was active in many civic and political affairs. He was manager of the Charter Party Headquarters in the 1939 recall petition campaign, President of the Democratic Association, and Co-Chairman of the United Democratic Association, Chairman of the Veterans' Committee for Good Government in 1946, and Chairman of the Liquor Control Board of Review. Admitted to the Bar in 1934 before graduation from law school, he was in the practice of law until he was appointed Circuit Judge in December 1963 by Governor John Dalton. He belonged to the American Bar Association, The Missouri Bar, the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, and the Lawyers Association of Kansas City (past president).

During this time, he was chairman of the 16th Circuit Bar Committee (the disciplinary arm of the Missour Supreme Court). Leaving his duties as managing partner of Gage, Hodges, Moore, Park Kreamer, he was installed as Judge of Division 9 of the Circuit Court of Jackson County in January 1964, where he was to serve until mandatory retirement in 1981. There he performed the duties of every possible assignment: civil, criminal, domestic, and juvenile. He was Presiding Judge for an unprecedented two full terms. During this period, he brought the Court under the then new County Charter with the Court's Administrator taking over the duties of the Circuit Clerk and the civil functions of the Sheriff.

For over a decade hu served on the Supreme Court Rules Committee. By its Order of September 25, 1980, this was described as "Hours of Selfless Public Service." Also, he was a "faculty advisor" at the National College of the Judiciary and later conducted seminars in Missouri, Kansas, and Kentucky, After retirement, Judge Moore continued to serve from time to time as a Senior Judge. He also was an arbitrator, mediator, and condemnation commissioner. These duties still left time for presidency of the 40 Years Ago Column Club, service to his church as Lector and Eucharistic Minister, and service to Shepherd's Center, as a Meals on Wheels driver, board member, and secretary. All of these activities were not as important to him as his family, The first thing which he did upon returning from overseas was to marry Frances, his law school classmate.

They lost little time in starting a growing family, so he is survived by Frances Kennedy Moore, his wife of over half a century; five children, the Rev. Lawrence W. Moore, S.J., of New Orleans, Stephen J. Moore of Kansas City, Kathryn Hardwick and her husband, T. James Hardwick, of Leawood, Barbara Nelson and her husband, Kurt O.

Nelson, of' Kansas City; Janice Elaine Moore of Kansas City; and five grandchildren. (Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer's Sons Stine McClure Chapel, 3235 Gillham Plaza, Kansas City, MO. 64109, 816- 931-7777) DAVID W. MORRIS David W.

Morris, 47, was born August 31, 1953, in Independence, MO, and entered into restful peace May 26, 2001, in Leavenworth, KS. Special memorial services and scattering of ashes will be held at a later date in Santa Monica, CA. Dave was raised in California a and graduated from high school in 1971. After graduation, he enlisted and proudly served his country in the US Army until 1977. He served in Vietnam, Korea, and at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.

He received numerous medals and awards during his service. After leaving the service, he went to work in the oil fields in Oklahoma. He was an avid fisherman, and other hobbies included archery, bowling, and hunting. He was preceded in death by his mother and father. He is survived by four sisters and two brothers.

NORMA LEE RAUP NASH Norma Lee Raup Nash, 65, Lee's Summit, MO, passed away Saturday, June 23, 2001, at Research Medical Center. Services will be 11 a.m. Friday, June 29, at D.W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Chapel; burial in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. Friends may call 6-8 p.m.

Thursday at the chapel. The family requests that any memorial contributions be made to the American Lung Association. Norma was born April 9, 1936, on a farm in Lowry City, MO. She was the youngest of three children. The family moved to Kansas City when she was just a toddler.

She attended Askew Elementary School in her early youth and went on to attend East High School, where she developed friendships that have lasted a lifetime. On August 23, 1952, she married her childhood sweetheart, Bill Raup. They were married for 45 wonderful years and had four children. Her beloved husband passed away in May of 1998, but sunshine once again came into her life when she married Richard Nash. They were married June 6, 2000, and recently celebrated their first wedding anniversary.

She worked at various jobs over the years, mostly in the area of bookkeeping, and she owned her own business at the time of her death. Norma was preceded in death not only by her husband, Bill, but also by her parents, Mildred and Clarence Snyder. She leaves behind her husband, Richard M. Nash; siblings, Roma J. Netherton and C.

Uel Snyder; four children, Debbie Betsher, Beckie Daley, Sandie Quijas, and Bill Raup three devoted sons-in-law, Steve Betsher, Dan Daley, and Robert Quijas; eight grandchildren who were the light of her life, Chace Daley, Matt Quijas, Deanna Betsher, Nick Quijas, Amanda Daley, Scott Betsher, Laura Quijas, and Alexa Daley; along with her faithful cat, Bell, Norma loved spending time at the lake. She cherished her children and grandchildren, relished a day of successful shopping, had a knack for decorating and an amazing passion for life. Christmas was her favorite holiday, and she always made it special for her family, She was a great wife, a devoted sister, a loving grandma, and the best mom her kids could ever ask for. Her irreplaceable spirit, spunk, and smile were treasured and will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. (Arrangements: D.W, Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Chapel) INGEBORG EILEEN NELSON.

Ingeborg Eileen Nelson, 91, Linwood, KS, died Sunday, June 24, 2001, at her residence. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 26, at Quisenberry Funeral Home, Tonganoxie, KS. Burial will be in Valhalla Cemetery, North Hollywood, CA. Family will receive friends from noon until service time Tuesday at the Quisenberry Chapel, Tonganoxie, KS.

EUGENIA DAVIS NORTH Eugenia Davis North, 83, a homemaker, died Saturday, June 23, 2001, in Dallas. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, June 28, in The Wynne Chapel of Highland Park Presbyterian Church, Dr. Sherwood M. Strodel officiating; burial.

11 a.m. Saturday in Mount Washington Forever Cemetery. The family will receive friends in The Church Parlor following the service. Eugenia Davis North was born December 25, 1917, in Kansas City, MO, to George Lovett and Ada Madeline Thompson Davis. She was a former New York resident for 25 years and a Dallas resident since 1989.

She was a member. of Highland Park Presbyterian Church, The Dallas Country Club, The Browning Club, and Kappa Kappa Gamma. She was a cousin of the late Blevins Davis, of Glendale Farm, Independence, MO. She was the widow of Frederick Lee Leibolt, M.D. and John Paul North, M.D.

Survivors include son, Frederick Lee Liebolt Jr. and his wife, Suzanne Lloyd Liebolt, of New York City: granddaughter, Cristina Walton Liebolt, of New York City, niece, Eugenia Hastings McDaniel, of Shreveport; and nephew. Raymond Lamar McDaniel, of San Antonio, (Arrangements: Thompson's Harveson Cole Funeral Horne) THERESA C. (TANCREDI) NOVAK Theresa C. (Tancredi) Novak, 86, resident of Overland Park, KS, for 26 years, died Sunday, June 24, 2001.

Born October 13, 1914, in Castelcivita, Italy, she was an election a worker for Johnson County, KS, and a member of the Satisfied Seniors Bowling League and the Overland Park Nutritional Center. She is survived by her daughters, Rosemarie (John) LaPaglia of Lenexa, and Frances (Willard) Bluemke of Overland Park. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Lisa (Bob) O'Connor, Michael (Stephanie) LaPaglia, Denise (Brent) Farthing, and Melissa and Christopher Bluemke; great-grandson, Sean O'Connor; brother, John sister, Nicolena Miller; and many loving nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were her husband, Edward and siblings, Virginia Vincenzo, Pat C. and Dominic C.

Visitation will be 3-9 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, at Hursen Funeral Home, Hillside, IL. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Divine Infant Church, Westchester, IL; interment in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Hillside, IL. (Arrangements: Hursen Funeral Home, 800-562-0082) HALEY NICOLE GRIMM PARKER Haley Nicole Grimm Parker, newborn daughter of Andrew Russell Parker and Keely Layne Grimm, Gardner, KS, died June 23, 2001, at Olathe Medical Center.

Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, at Gardner Cemetery, Gardner, KS. Memorial contributions may be made to Haley Nicole Grimm Parker Memorial Fund. (Arrangements: Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, KS) PAMELA G. PATTERSON Pamela G.

Patterson, 53, of Oak Grove, MO, passed away on Sunday, June 24, 2001, at the Medical Center of Independence. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 27th at the Royer Funeral Home, Oak Grove. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

(Arrangements: Royer Funeral Home, Oak Grove, MO, 816-690-4441) ERNA G. PREUSS Erna G. Preuss, 82, Prairie Village, KS, passed away Monday, June 25, 2001, at her son's home in Harrisonville, MO. Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, 2001, at Mt.

Moriah Freeman Chapel, I-435 at Holmes with visitation from 2-3 p.m. prior to the service. Burial will be in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Mrs.

Preuss was born May 9, 1919, in Ostpreussen, Germany, and immigrated to the United States in January 1957, with her two sons, and her husband, Wilhelm Preuss, who preceded her in death in December 1974. Survivors include her sons, Eckhard Preuss and wife, Luisa, Belton, MO, and Manfred Preuss, Harrisonville, MO, nephew, Siegfried Wenzel, Kansas City, MO, two nieces, Crystel Martin, Overland Park, KS, and Ruth Welch, Independence, MO, whom she helped and sponsored to immigrate to the United States, grandchildren, Erika Preuss, Michael Preuss, Andrea I Preuss, Michelle Rowan, Diana Estopare, and Joshua Frias; five great-grandchildren, and a sister, Lydia Dumash of Germany, She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. God bless her and may she rest in peace. (Arrangements: Mt. Moriah Freoman Chapel, 816-942-2004) MARY LOREESE RAYBOURN Mary Loreese Raybourn, 85, Appleton City, MO (formerly of Kansas City), passed away June 25, 2001, at Ellett Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 27, at Hill Son Funeral Home, Appleton City; burial in Myers Cemetery, Memorial contributions may be made to Myers Cemetery or Evelyn Brown Laney Hospice. (Arrangements: Hill Son Funeral Home) RICHARD L. REYNOLDS Richard L. Reynolds, 54, Wellington, KS (formerly of Kansas City, KS, and Merriam, KS), passed away June 20, 2001.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 27, at Prairie Lawn Cemetery, Wellington. Visiting hours will be 12 noon-9 p.m. Tuesday at Frank Funeral Home, Wellington. Survivors include his father, Lawrence R.

Reynolds, three brothers, and two sisters. WILHELMINA RUTH ROBINSON Wilhelmina Ruth Robinson, 70, Kansas City, MO, died on June 22, 2001, surrounded the love her family. Funeral services will be held Thursday, June at 12 noon at Christ Temple Church of Christ Holiness, USA, 801 N. 17th Kansas City, KS, with Bishop Emery Lindsay officiating and Bishop Lindsay E. Jones Eulogist; burial in Forest Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, MO.

Visitation 9 a.m.-12 noon Thursday at the church. Wilhelmina was born on February 8, 1931, in Pine Bluff, AR. She demonstrated very early in life a thirst for learning, a passion for language, and photographic memory, and a gift with the spoken word that would lead her to be an inspiring orator and thespian, and eventually an educator in her community and church. She accepted Christ at an early age, and was raised in the rich tradition of the Church of Christ Holiness, USA. Wilhelmina worked diligently to raise her children, Whether times were lean or bountiful, their lives were always enriched with poetry, drama, reading, and the wealth of a solid Christian upbringing.

After. persevering through the challenges of raising five children alone and triumphantly battling bipolar disorder, Wilhelmina pursued a long-held dream to return to school, completing her Bachelor's degree from the University of Missouri, Kansas City, in 1981. While studying at UMKC, she was selected to co-star with Ernie Hudson as "Mama" in the renowned play 'The Great White at the Missouri Repertory Theater. This was truly a highlight in her life as a thespian, and her family and friends, and many Kansas City patrons of the Arts cheered her on. She will always be remembered for pushing, prodding, and inspiring young people to try out their creative wings as she directed plays, dramatic readings, and oratory competitions for many years at church.

Her favorite artistic outlet through the years was to tear up with her sister, Janis, and grace audiences with awe-inspiring drama and song. A lifetime learner, Wilhelmina found herself thirsty again, and went on to pursue and complete her Master's Degree in Religious Education from the Nazarene Seminary in 1991 at the age of 60. She truly set an example for us all that it is never too late to start and never too late to finish the pursuit of one's educational dreams. After completing her Master's Degree, "Mama Robinson was dedicated solely to utilizing her skills and talents to assist her church, her community, her children, and her grandchildren. As a private tutor, she assisted many young people to conquer difficult subjects, and helped many to prepare for and successfully obtain their GED.

She was a charter member of First Church of Christ, Holiness, USA, and served there faithfully until her death. Wilhelmina was preceded in death by her parents, William Carroll and Leanna Corrine Hopkins; sister, Alma Pearson; brother, William Hopkins husband, Ernest Alvin Robinson; daughter, Brenda Joyce (Martin) Rogers; and grandson, Sean Lawrence Rogers. She leaves to cherish her life and remember her legacy: her children, Iness Rene' Irvin, Jeanette Vera Ighedosa, Kene' Martino (Joan), and Deborah Kay Robinson (Curly); grandchildren, Eldgin Victor Brown, Jason Maurice Robinson, Djuan Lance Shepherd, Eric Christopher Brown, DeAdrian Curl'e Robinson, lyobosa Jared Ighedosa, llani Joy Ighedosa, Tiffany Unique Robinson, Ese' Rene' Ighedosa, Enoma Austin Ighedosa, Brian Gregory Brown, Peggy Brown; brothers and sisters, Vern M. Hopkins Sr. (Christine), Tyrone E.

Hopkins Sr. (Lilburn), Nettie H. Jones, Grace C. Hopkins, Lajoy D. Scott, and Janis V.

Williams (Carl); and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. (Arrangements: Lawrence A. Jones and Sons Linwood Chapel) JAMES RALPH RUSSELL James Ralph Russell, age 85, of Lathrop, MO, died Monday, June 25, 2001, at the Cameron Community Hospital in Cameron, MO. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, June 28, 2001, at the Bailey Funeral Home, in Lathrop, MO.

Burial at the Converse Cemetery near Lathrop. Memorial contributions suggested to the First Christian Church Building Fund. Mr. Russell was born August 30, 1915, in Millville, MO, and had lived in Northmore, MO, where he was employed by the BK Supply Company. He then moved to Excelsior Springs, MO, and worked for the Kansas City Star as a deliverer.

Ralph moved to Converse, where he and his wife owned the Converse General Store. After a move to Lathrop, he owned and operated a Standard Service Station until his retirement. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Lathrop, an Army veteran of WWII, and a member of the American Legion in Lathrop, MO. On May 21, 1938, Ralph was united in marriage to Helen Louise Gow in Olathe, KS, and she preceded him in death in 1998. He was also preceded in death by his parents, James G.

and Mayme Thacker Russell, and one son, James Ralph Russell Jr. He is survived by several nieces, nephews, and cousins. (Arrangements: Bailey Funeral Home, Lathrop, MO) JOAN MARTIN RUSSELL Mrs. Joan Martin Russell, 61, Kansas City, MO, passed away June 24, 2001, at Research Medical Center. Funeral services will be 1 p.m.

Saturday, June at the United Church of the Living God, located in Fulton, KY; interment in Greenlea Cemetery, Fulton, KY. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Friday, June 29, at Vanderford Funeral Home, South Fulton, TN. MICHELLE LYNN SANTERLE Michelle Lynn Santerle, 17, Osawatomie, KS, died Jurie 2001, in Eldon, MO. Services will be 10:30 a.m.

Thursday, June 28, at Eddy-Birchard Funeral Home, Osawatomie; burial in Lane Cemetery. Visitation 7-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Osawatomie Nazarene Church Youth Group Fund. ANNA KATHRYN SCHIBSBY Anna K.

Schibsby, passed away June 25, 2001, at Timberlake Care Center at the age of 89. She was born March 15, 1912, to Ann and Frank Schibsby, and was a lifelong Kansas City resident. Ms. Schibsby was a graduate of Loretto Academy. She worked as a social worker before being employed at Research Medical Center.

She was an employee of Research for 40 years, eventually becoming the Supervisor of the Radiology Department. She is survived by cousins, J. Robert Reinhardt, M.D. and Kathleen Kapp of Kansas City, MO, and Maureen Antworth of Tallahassee, FL. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Our Lady of Mercy Country Home, 2205 Hughes Liberty, MO 64068.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, at Mt. OIlvet Cemetery. (Arr: D.W. Newcomer's Sons Stine McClure Chapel, 3235 Gillham Plaza, 816-561-0024) ETHEL H.

SCRIVNER Ethel H. Scrivner, 105, Kansas City, MO, passed away June 23, 2001, at (Kingswood Manor. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, June 28, 2001, at Mt. Moriah Freeman Chapel; burial in Mt.

Moriah Cemetery. (Arrangements: Mt. Moriah Freeman Funeral Home, 10507 Holmes Kansas City, MO 816-942- 2004) VAN R. "SMITTY" SMITH Van R. "Smitty" Smith, 74, Warsaw, MO (formerly of North Kansas City, MO), passed away June 24, 2001.

Services will be 12 noon Wednesday, June 27, at the First Baptist Church, Warsaw. Visitation will be 7-8 p.m. Tuesday at Reser Funeral Home, Warsaw. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.

WANDA LEE "LIDDELL" SUMMERS Wanda Lee Summers, 71, of Kansas City, KS, died Sunday, June 24, 2001, at the Providence Medical Center. Memorial services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, June 28, at the St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 18th Washington Kansas City, KS 66102. Cremation.

The family requests memorial contributions to St. Pauf's Episcopal Church Mrs. Summers was born July 31, 1929, in Kansas City, KS, where she was a lifelong resident. Wanda was a lifelong Episcopalian, and member at St. Pauf's Episcopal Church.

She had been a former member of the choir, Sunday School Teacher, Cub Scout Den Mother, and youth leader. She was a member of the Daughters of the King, member of the Altar Guild, and the Episcopal Church Women. Mrs. Summers is survived by her husband, Robert M. "Bob" Summers, of the home, daughter, Sue Jochens and husband, Tom, Shawnee, KS, two sons, David Joseph Summers and wife, Donna, and Ronald Dale Summers, both of Lenexa, KS, two sisters, June Lydon, Milton, MA, and Shirley Kieler, Parker, AZ, three grandchildren, Robert Daniel Summers, Jennifer Ann Summers, and Eric Daniel Jochens.

(Arrangements: Porter Funeral Home, 1835 Minnesota Kansas City, KS, 913-621-6400) LONNIE TEAL Lonnie Lee Teal, 51, Priest River, ID (formerly of Kansas City, MO), died Sunday, June 24, 2001, at a Spokane hospital due to heart failure. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday, June 29, at Valley Baptist Church, Spirit Lake Cutoff Road, Priest River, ID. (Arrangements: Sherman-Knapp Funeral Home, Newport, WA, 509-447-3118) FRANK BURNS THURMAN Frank Burns Thurman, 87, Archie, MO, died Monday, June 25, 2001, at Cass Medical Center, Harrisonville, MO. Funeral services will be 10 Thursday, June 28, 2001, at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church near Harrisonville; burial will be in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery near Harrisonville.

Visitation will be p.m. Wednesday, June 27, at Dickey Funeral Home, 2401 E. Mechanic, Harrisonville, MO. Memorial contributions may be given to the church memorial fund and may be left at the funeral home. He was born October 23, 1913, in independence, MO, the son of William D.

and Minna (Burns) Thurman. Frank was a lifelong area resident. He attended Prairie Grove School in Napoleon as a child. He graduated from Oak Grove High School in 1932. He was a WWII veteran and served in New Guinea and the Philippines in the Force of the South Pacific Theatre.

On September 26, 1948, he married Frances Irene Norton. They lived in rural Pleasant Hill before moving and establishing a dairy farm near Archie in 1956. Frank was active in his church and community and was an ordained deacon. He had a strong faith in the Lord and never let the daily struggles of life, get him down. For many years, he was a member of the Cass County Farm Bureau, Western Missouri Antique Tractor Association, Mid-America Dairy Association, on the Board of Directors at MFA Oil, a 4-H leader, and volunteered for the Cass County Extension office, along with many other agriculture-related associations.

He received numerous awards and recognitions for outstanding achievement in agriculture stewardship and dairy farming. He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Irene Thurman on October 19, 1992, and a brother, Gilbert Thurman. He is survived by six children and spouses, Virginia and Bill Snipes, Grandview, MO, Jim and Sue Thurman, Independence, MO, Frank D. and Michelle Thurman, Archie, MO, Mary and Rick, Silber, Camden Point, MO, Betty and Terry Hartwig, Blue Springs, MO, Bill and Lori Thurman, Archie, MO, 14 grandchildren, a sister and brother- Betty and Bill Huffman, Clinton, MO, sister-in-law, Dorothy Thurman, Harrisonville, MO, other relatives and many friends. (Arrangements: Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, MO, 816-884-6244) DON O.

WHITE drew sas away 24, Luke's neral a.m. June Donald Oliver White, 90, Blue Springs, MO, died Saturday, June 23, 2001, at his home. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 27th at the D.W. Newcomer's Blue Springs Chapel.

The service will be Thursday, June 28th at a.m. at the chapel; burial in Blue Springs Cemetery, In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Kansas City First Church of the Nazarene for their churches in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. Mr. White was born in Holt County, NE, February 24, 1911, As a young man, he enjoyed working as a cowboy in Nebraska and Colorado. He came to the Kansas City area in the mid-1930's, and in 1951, he founded White Tractor Parts.

He bought and sold construction equipment throughout the United States, Mexico, and Europe. He was an active member of the Blue Springs Christian Church for many years, and later became a very willing worker for the Kansas City First Church of the Nazarene. He is survived by his wife, Aurilla, four sons, Don Bates City, MO, Ron, Denver, CO, Roland, Blue Springs, MO, and Dwayne, Prairie Village, KS, and a daughter, Karen Weaver, Huntersville, NC. Other family members include, Bruce Clark, Lee's Summit, MO, Cindy Jones, Oak Grove, MO, Debra Greim, Norcross, GA, and Sherri Haupert, Kansas City, MO, as well as 16 grandchildren, two greatgrandchildren, and one great-greatgrandchild. DOROTHY M.

WICKHAM of on Dorothy M. Wickham, 73, of Olathe, KS, passed away at her home Sunday, June 24, 2001. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Olathe Memorial Cemetery. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m.

on Tuesday at the Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 143rd Blackbob 913-768-6777. C. D. "DEE" YODER "Dee" Yoder, 85, Harrisonville, MO, former owner of Dee Yoder Oil died June 23, 2001, at Research Medical Center, Kansas City, MO. Memorial services will be 2:30 p.m.

Sunday, July 1, at the United Methodist Church, Harrisonville. Cremation. Inurnment will be in Clearfork Cemetery, Garden City, MO. Visitation will be p.m. Sunday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the City Union Mission. (Arrangements: Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, MO, 886-884-6244) "The Truth About Funeral Prices" Complete With Funeral Metal Service Casket $988 RETURN THIS COUPON FOR MORE FREE INFORMATION MT. WASHINGION FOREVER FUNERAL HOME CEMETERY Kansas MO Name: Address City State: Zip Phone: CO FOREVER BEE Call Wise then 889-STAR, enter IMMUNIZE SHOT.

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