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a a a a a a THE KANSAS CITY STAR. (THE www.kansascity.com/news FROM THE COVER Friday, March 1, 2002 Fri JAZZ: Scholars share music knowledge During their three-day stint in Kansas City, which ended Thursday, the scholars reached more than 3,000 students at more than 20 locations around the Kansas City area. Being a part of the 15-city tour, funded by the Ford Motor was a thrill for Brown, who wanted to show that jazz is not limited to sweet riffs and tight beats. "Jazz really does represent many cultures," he said. "It really is an important part of our American identity and culture." Nearly 50 students: and faculty members filled Shawnee Mission West's band room and listened as The Star runs obituaries for deceased residents of the Kansas City metropolitan area free of charge for the first 12 lines.

Families who choose to present more information in the column may do so for an additional fee. For fees on obituaries for deceased residents outside of the metropolitan area or fees for subsequent runs of obituaries, please consult with your funeral director or call 816-234-4470. 'DEATHS Andrews, Phyllis Joyce Beck, Alice A. Beymer, Ralph Oliver Boyd, Madison Leigh Breed, J.R. Clodfelter, Vera H.

Cohn, Pearle R. Crump, Leonard E. Dage, Esther H. Davidson, Betty Lou Davidson, Thressa Darlene (Smith) Endecott, Brennan "Brandy" Bugler Ericson, Helen E. Finucane, Nanette Murphy Foster, Patricia Lavonne Geier, Marion Pauline Gillen, Eola Kathern Smith Gillespie, Margaret Joan Tudor Gray, Ivan Hamilton, Herbie Jennett, Helen Marie Johnson, Stuart C.

Junge, David A. Kessler, Jean E. Kimmis, Clayton Carl Luton, Leon Lyon, M. Virginia Martin, Jack R. Meagher, Dorothy Jean Mills, Kathy L.

Morgan, Opal Lee Morgan, Opal N. Murray, Miki Nelson, Durese K. O'Hare, Maureen T. Oliver, Geraldine J. Palermo, Annette (Lapuma) Pruneda, Qorban Michael Rank, Lois M.

Ray, Margaret R. Reed, Virginia D. Ruble, Dan Rule, Elston C. Schelp, Nolan Grant Stout, Robert E. Thompson, Kenneth Craig "K.C" Thyer, Anna Laura Beuterbaugh VanSickle, J.

Mark Wendt, Reinhard "Reiny" Whelan, Edna Mae PHYLLIS JOYCE ANDREWS Continued from B-1 Phyllis Joyce Andrews, 77, Ness City, KS (formerly of Kansas City, KS), died Wednesday, February 27, 2002, at Hays Medical Center, Hays, KS. She was born May 15, 1924, in. Ottumwa, IA, to Paul and Madeline Johnson Erickson. She legal secretary for Watson, Ess, Marshall Engass Law Firm of Kansas City, MO. She was a member of St.

Lukes Lutheran Church, Bazine, KS, and Leisure Years of Ness City. She was a resident of Ness City since 1998, coming from Kansas City, KS, where she lived for many years. On April 16, 1945, she married David M. Andrews in San Antonio, TX; he survives. Other survivors include daughters Lisa E.

Flax, Ness City, and Kathryn J. Hernandez, Tulsa, OK; sisters, Janet Johnson, Tulsa, and Charlotte Hurst, Houston, TX; and seven grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Mark D. Andrews, and brother, Richard Paul Erickson. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m.

Saturday, March, 2, 2002, at St. Lukes Lutheran Church, Bazine, KS, with Rev. James Webster presiding. Friends may call 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday at Fitzgerald Funeral Home, Ness City, and at the church on Saturday until the service time.

Visitation with family present will be 9-10 a.m. Monday, March 4, at Fellowship Lutheran Church, Tulsa; graveside service will follow at 10:30 a.m. at Memorial Park Cemetery. ALICE A. BECK Alice A.

Beck, 82, of Independence, MO, passed away February 25, 2002, at her home. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday, March 1, 2002, at the Maple Hill Funeral Home, Kansas City, KS; burial in Maple Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be 12 noon-1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

(Arrangements: Maple Hill Funeral Home) RALPH OLIVER BEYMER Ralph Oliver Beymer, 79, Olathe, KS, passed away Thursday, February 21, 2002. Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, March 3, at Poplar Court, 519 E. Poplar, Olathe. He is survived by his lov- BISTATE: Tax likely to earn extra $1 million Brown, director of the Grammys.

nominated Asian American Orchestra, described his philosophy on jazz music. "It's symbolic of the democratic ideal Out of many, one," he said, pointing to a gold dollar inscribed with the Latin motto, Pluribus Unum, from which the translation is derived. "It looks at the concept of bringing different cultures together to make one unified voice." From New Orleans' swing to the cool jazz days of Miles Davis, Brown, along with bass player Tyrone Clark and pianist Chris Clarke, discussed and demonstrated the evolution of jazz. And while their silky perfor- ing family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family.

(Arrangements: W.L. Frye Son Mortuary (913) 782-0582) MADISON LEIGH BOYD Madison Leigh Boyd, age 2, born December 2, 1999, of Independence, MO, was called home by her creator, God, Sunday, February 24, 2002. Her passing was quite sudden and unexpected. Madison's visit among us was so short, but she had reached the hearts of so many people. Madison's love of singing, dancing and playing with her "babies" was most memorable.

Madison was a vibrant, healthy, happy child and so full of life and love. She is survived by her mother, Jennifer S. Martin and her father, Tony Boyd, maternal grandparents, Karen and Dan Martin, her brothers, Anthony Joseph, Klye Joseph, Gage Boyd and Jeffrey Anderson; godfather, Dean Manser, aunts, Shannon and Geanna Martin and uncle, Daniel Martin, all of Independence; maternal Terry and Larry Gosford, of Clarksville, GA; paternal great-grandparents, Earl and Mary Ruth Reddenbaugh, of Bolivar, MO; maternal great-great-grandfather, Robert Gosford; maternal grand uncles, Jimmy Gosfordof Clarksville, GA, Lennny Gosford, Floral City, FL, Eric Gosford, of Istachatta, FL; maternal grand aunt, Cindy Gosford, of Istachatta, FL; and paternal grand-uncle, John Cook, of Kansas City, MO. foundation stone of freedom of fear is that of faith; a faith that, despite all worldly appearance to the contrary, causes me to believe that I live a universe that makes sense." Page 51, "As Bill Sees It." J.R. BREED J.R.

Breed, 82, Gladstone, MO, passed away Tuesday, February 26, 2002, at Woodbine Healthcare. Funeral services will be 3:30 p.m. Sunday, March Heritage Funeral Home, Parkville, MO. Burial 11 a.m. Monday, March 4, at Garden City Cemetery.

Visitation will be 2- 3:30 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to American Diabetes Association. Mr. Breed was born April 1, 1919 in Garden City, MO.

He retired from TWA after 37 years. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran, serving during WWII. He was a member of the Platte Woods United Methodist Church, American Legion Post 498, Flying Farmers, VFW of Garden City, Experimental Aircraft Association, Antique Aircraft, Northland Garden Club and Confederation Airforce. He is survived by his wife, Adele Breed, sons, Bill Breed and Jim Breed, all of the Kansas City area; brother, Charles Breed, Tempe, AZ; and three grandchildren.

Tyler, Austin and Alec. (Arrangements: Heritage Funeral Home, (816) 741-0251) VERA H. CLODFELTER Vera H. Clodfelter, 90, Shawnee, KS, passed away Saturday, February 23, 2002. Graveside services will be 3 p.m.

Monday, March 4, at Covington City Cemetery, Covington, OK. Visitation will be 2:30 p.m. prior to service at the cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Willow View Methodist Church, Enid, OK. (Arr: McGilley Hoge Chapel, Overland Park, KS (913) 642-3565) PEARLE R.

COHN Pearle R. Cohn of Overland Park, KS, died Thursday, February 28, 2002. Services be held 3:00 p.m. Friday, March d1, at The Louis Memorial Chapel. Burial at Kehilath Israel Blue Ridge Cemetery.

Kindly omit flowers, family suggests contributions to the Lupus Foundation or the American Heart Association. Mrs. Cohn was a lifelong area resident. She taught in the Kansas City Elementary Schools and the Beth Shalom Sunday School. Mrs.

Cohn served as vicePresident of Beth Shalom Sisterhood, was a member of Congregation Kehilath Israel Synagogue, Beth Shalom and Temple B'nai Jehudah. She served as President of Junior Hadassah, Regional Youth Commission Chairman, past President of the K.C. Chapter of Hadassah and was a life member, past President of the Women's Committee of Brandeis University and a life member, past President of the Lupus Foundation and was a Honorary Board Member, past vice-President of the Women's Division of the Jewish Federation and served as a board member. She served on the Board of the Hebrew Academy Auxiliary, was a member of the Menorah Medical Center Auxiliary and served as a volunteer at the hospital. Mrs.

Cohn was a member of the Jewish Geriatric and Convalescent Center, National Council of Jewish Women, B'nai Brith Women and the Technion Society. She was honored by the Theodore Herzl Hadas ah and the Jewish Chronicle as a Woman of Valor. She was on the Board of Trustees for Ileitis and Colitis Foundations. Mrs. Cohn was preceded in death by her husband, William Cohn and brother, David and Erwin Rapoport.

Surviving are her husband, Alvin Cohn of the home; children, Linda G. Bernat, St. Louis, MO, Gary N. Cohn, Kansas City, MO, Connie D. Miller, Overland Park, KS; mance sounded like it was years in the making, Brown, of Berkeley, said that Tuesday was the first time he had jammed with Clark and Clarke, both of Kansas City.

"That's the great thing about jazz," said Brown, 48. "I can just turn to them and say, 'Blues in F' and that's it." The trio's talent opened the eyes and ears of several ninththrough 12th- band members. "I thought it was great," said senior Kristen Schnackenberg, 18, a member of the Overland Express Jazz Band. "(Brown) knows jazz like no one I've ever seen." For 14-year-old Christina DEATHS AND grandchildren, Andrea Punitz, Dr. Bryan Bernat, Robin Brody, Shawn and Kendra Miller; and four great-grandchildren.

(Arrangements: The Louis Memorial Chapel) LEONARD E. CRUMP Leonard E. Crump, 81, Kansas City, MO, passed away Monday, February 25, 2002, at Research Medical Center. Funeral services will be 12 noon Friday, March 1, 2002, at Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church, 3634 Brooklyn, Kansas City, MO, where visitation will be 10 a.m.12 noon; burial in Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, (Arrangements: E.S.

Eley Sons Funeral Chapel Inc.) ESTHER H. DAGE Esther H. Dage, 83, Gladstone, MO, passed away Wednesday, February 27, 2002, at White Oak Terrace. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, March 2, at Charter Chapel, 77 NE 72nd St.

Burial in Cook Community Cemetery, Cook, MN. Visitation a.m. Saturday, at the chapel. (Arrangements: Charter Funerals (816) 921-5555) BETTY LOU DAVIDSON Betty Lou Davidson, 70, of Kansas City, MO, passed away Wednesday, February 27, 2002, at St. Luke's Northland Hospital in Kansas City.

Betty is survived by one son, Dale Davidson Centralia, MO; one daughter, Vicky Lou Moore, Smithville, MO; three grandchildren; one greatgrandson; four sisters; one brother; numerous nieces and nephews; other relatives; and many friends. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, March 2, at Hixson-Klein Funeral Home, Smithville, MO; burial in New Hope Cemetery, Liberty, MO. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home in Smithville.

THRESSA DARLENE (SMITH) DAVIDSON Thressa Darlene "Reese" (Smith) Davidson departed this life on February 27, 2002, at 8:45 a.m., at KU Medical Center. Reese was a lifelong resident of Wyandotte County. Reese attended Wyandotte High School, the University of Northern lowa and A.T.S., where she received her LPN certificate. She also attended KCKCC before her illness. Reese worked at Bethany Medical Center and finished her career at Technology.

Reese leaves to mourn her passing her husband, Carl Davidson; mother, Roberta Smith; father, Lonnie Smith Sr. (Rosa Lee); sisters, Helen Mason, Sandra Smallwood (Charles) and Audrey Johnson (Ronald); brothers, Charles Lyman (Barbara), Lonnie Smith Jr. (Janice), and Leon Smith; and her three lifelong friends, Hilda Griffi, Susan Jackson and Marilyn Wayne, all still residents of the Kansas City area. She also leaves stepdaughters, Tara McShane, Baton Rouge, LA, and Crystal Davidson-Gomez, Houston, TX; stepson, Carl Davidson III, Atchison, KS; and a host of nieces and nephews who referred to her as "Auntie Boo." Reese will be missed by everyone who ever met her. Services will be 11 a.m.

Tuesday, March 5, at Pleasant Green Baptist Church, 340 Oakland, Kansas City, KS, where visitation will be 9-11 a.m.; interment in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. (Arrangements: Thatcher Funeral Home, Kansas City, KS) BRENNAN "BRANDY" BUGLER ENDECOTT Brennan "Brandy" Diane Bugler (Endecott, 27, Olathe, died Sunday, February 24, 2002. The Brennan Bugler Endecott Memorial Fund has been established for Brandy's daughters, Metcalf Bank, P.O. Box 4249, Overland Park, KS 66204-0249, attention: Vicki Fisher. A memorial service will be 10:30 a.m.

Friday at McGilley Hoge. McGilley Hoge Chapel, 8024 Santa Fe Over- HELEN E. ERICSON Miss Helen E. Ericson, 93, of Blue Springs, MO, (formerly of Kansas City, MO), died Wednesday, February 27, 2002, at St. Mary's Manor.

Funeral Services will be 1 p.m. Monday, March 4, at Ada Lutheran Church, Courtland, KS; burial in Ada Lutheran Cemetery, Courtland, KS. Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, March 3, at D. W.

Newcomer's Son's Blue Springs Chapel. The family suggests contributions to the American Diabetes Association. Helen was born in Courtland, KS. She was a graduate of Emporia State Teacher's College in 1941, and taught in the Kansas City School System for 35 years before her retirement. She was a member of the NEA and Delta Delta Gamma Sorority.

She was a charter member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church and formerly of Ada Lutheran Church, Courtland. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brothers, Carl Ericson and Arnold Ericson. She is survived by her sisters, Edna Ericson, Blue Springs, MO, Williams, the hourlong lesson in jazz was a new and welcome experience. "I didn't know that much about jazz before this, but now I do," said Christina, who plays in the school's freshman band.

Her reaction was exactly what John Selzer, the school's assistant director of bands and director of the jazz band, said he hoped Brown's visit would bring. "We do jazz history here, but not everyone is in it," he said. "And this is a music for all of us." To reach Karalee Miller, call (816) 234-4899 or send e-mail to FUNERALS Elsie Frayling, Mt. Vernon, WA; nephews and their wives, Robert and Francey Ericson, Lee's Summit, MO, Larry and Cheryl Ericson, Carrolton, TX; and nieces, Sharon and Sam Argiri, Clinton Township, MI, and Sue Ericson, Thornton, CO. (Arrangements: D.W.

Newcomer's Son's Blue Springs Chapel, NANETTE MURPHY FINUCANE Nanette Murphy Finucane, 78, passed away Tuesday, February 26, 2002, at St. Joseph's Health Center, Kansas City, MO. Nan was born October 2, 1923, in Kansas City, MO, to John Wall Murphy and Cecelia McCaffrey. Murphy. Nan's parents and siblings, John, Owen and Jim Murphy and T.

Jane Schockey and Eileen "Bebe" Murphy, all preceded her in death. Nan attended Bryant and Visitation grade schools and St. Teresa's High School. She then attended St. Teresa's college, where she was a member of the first accredited four-year graduating class in 1944.

From 1944 to 1948, Nan was a hostess for Trans World Airlines. During this time she lived in Wilmington, DE, New York City, and in Tel Aviv, Israel. On August 14, 1948, Nan married J. Bernard Finucane. They lived in Kansas City, MO, where they began to raise their family.

In September 1962, the family moved to Topeka, KS, where she was active in numerous religious and social activities. Nan was an avid golfer at Shawnee Country Club. For many years, she taught religious education classes for the CCD program at Most Pure Heart of Mary parish. In August 1978, Nan helped Bernard start Finucane Enterprises a medical supply distribution company. In May 1979, they moved back to the Kansas City area (Leawood), where she continued her involvement with the business until 1991.

During the 1990s, Nan served as president of the TWA Clipped Wings. Nan enjoyed traveling with her husband, family and friends. In 1998, the entire family traveled to Ireland, where Nan and Bernard celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. It was a trip of a lifetime. Nana will be missed greatly by her family and her huge circle of friends.

Nan is survived by her husband, Bernard, and children, Dennis Finucane and his wife, Debbie, of Leawood, KS; M. Eileen Loehr and her husband, Max, of Lenexa, KS, Pat Finucane and his wife, Maxine, of Bucyrus, KS, John Finucane of Kansas City, MO, Bill Finucane and his wife, Brenda, of Eudora, KS; her six grandchildren, Eric Loehr (Amy), Andy Loehr (Susie), Aimee Carson Boudreaux (Kyle), Meghan, Haley and Alexis Finucane; her two great-grandchildren, Madeline and Aidan Loehr; and numerous nieces and nephews. Services will be held at the Church of the Nativity, 3800 W. 119th Leawood, KS. The family will receive visitors in the church Hall from 4-7 p.m.

Friday, March 1, 2002. Memorial Mass to follow immediately. Burial will be 10 a.m. Saturday, March 2, at Calvary Cemetery, 6901 Troost, Kansas City, MO. The family suggests contributions to St.

Teresa's Academy, 5600 Main Kansas City, MO 64113, or Avila College, 11901 Wornall Kansas City, MO 64145. (Arrangements: McGilley State Line Chapel, 816-942-6180) PATRICIA LAVONNE FOSTER Patricia Lavonne Foster, 59, Lathrop, MO, died Thursday, February 28, 2002, at Liberty Hospital. Graveside Services will be 2 Monday, March 4, at White Chapel Memorial Gardens. Contributions may be given to St. Jude Hospital, 505 St.

Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. (Arrangements: D. W. Newcomer's Sons White Chapel, Gladstone MO) MARION PAULINE GEIER Shawnee, 913-631-5566) EOLA KATHERN SMITH GILLEN Eola Kathern Smith Gillen, 88, Blue Springs, MO, passed away Tuesday, February at St. Mary's Manor in Blue Springs.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday, March 4, at George C. Carson and Sons Independence Chapel. Burial in Mt. Washington Marion Pauline Geier, 92, Lenexa, KS, passed away Thursday, February 28, 2002, at Delmar Gardens of Lenexa.

Mass of Resurrection will be 10 a.m. Monday, March 4, 2002, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Lenexa, KS, with burial at Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee with a Rosary at 7 p.m. Contributions may be made to Kansas City Hospice or Holy Trinity Catholic Church.

Mrs. Geier was born in Dallas, TX. She was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by. her husband, Edward J.

Geier, and granddaughter, Paula Geier. Survivors include one son, Kenneth (Jeanette) Geier of Kansas City, MO; a daughter, Marianne Souders of Lenexa, KS; a brother, George W. Porter of Lee's Summit, MO; a sister, Virginia Popplewell of Kansas City, MO; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. (Arrangements: Amos Family of Mr. passer home.

Monda Sons ment theran lin. Vis at the receive Continued from B-1 what they would want," said Karen Holland, a Bistate Commission member from Kansas City. Union Station reopened in 1999 with Science City as its main new tenant. The renovation cost more than $250 million, of which $118 million was budgeted from the bistate tax. 4 The tax proceeds still being collected are paying off some of those construction obligations.

Stopping the tax exactly at $118 million would have required knowing exactly what purchase reached that level say, groceries, in Cemetery. Visitation 12noon until service time at the chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Carondelet Hospice, 201 W. R.D. Mize Blue Springs, MO 64014-9900.

Mrs. Gillen was born September 8, 1913 in St. Luke, MO. In the 50's she owned and operated a restaurant in Independence on Truman Road, "The Waffle Dog." She also managed Waid's Restaurant on 40 Highway in Kansas City, MO. She was preceded in death by her first Horace Smith in 1952; second husband, Wm.

F. Gillen Sr. in 1985; two sons, Jack and Bill Smith; two brothers and two sisters. She is survived by five sons, Stephen Smith, Flemington, MO, Fred Smith and wife, Jean, Independence, MO, Robert Smith and wife, Margaret, Kansas City, MO, Gary Smith, Blue Springs, MO and Larry Smith and wife, Ann, Kearney, MO; one daughter, Shirley Beasley and husband, Paul, Grain Valley, MO; stepson, Bill Gillen Jr. and wife, Jan, Blue Springs, MO; sister, Marge Hermah, Zephyrhills, FL; stepsister, Margaret and husband, Forest Eckhoff, Cole Camp, MO; two daughters-in-law, Frances Smith and Dorothy Smith; several grandchildren, great-children, nieces and nephews.

(Arr: George C. Carson and Sons)1 MARGARET JOAN TUDOR GILLESPIE Margaret Joan Tudor Gillespie, 85, Independence, MO, passed away Wednesday, February 27, 2002, at the Regency Care Center. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, March 2, at D.W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Chapel; interment at Floral Hills Memorial Garderis.

Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Friday at the chapel. The family requests memorial donations to Blue Ridge Boulevard Christian Church of Independence or Wayside Waifs, Kansas City, MO. Margaret was one of five children born to Margaret Salisbury and William Allan Tudor at the Salisbury home on Salisbury Road, Independence. The Salisbury home burned to the ground 30 years ago and was not rebuilt.

Margaret's brothers and sisters, Katherine, Walter, Laura and Albert Tudor, all preceded her in death. Margaret enjoyed the company of Uncle Spencer and Aunts Laura, Agnes, Ruth and Mary Salisbury throughout her childMargaret attended the old Staple School, now Wachter School, on Salisbury Road through the fifth grade. Each school day, Margaret walked through the pasture to Spring Branch School and completed her sophom*ore year at Pleasant Hill. During her junior year at William Chrisman, she walked four miles every day to school and began her senior year, but dropped out of school due to lack of money and clothes. Margaret worked at the private residence at the Teacher College, Warrensburg, MO.

Her father, William Allan Tudor, contracted tubercylosis and spent his final days in Joplin, MO. It was there that William met and married Frances Phillips and they had a daughter, Mary Lou Tudor, Margaret's half sister. Margaret attended Bill Erickson Comptometer School. When she was 19, she met her future husband, Edward Garrett Gillespie. Margaret visited Belen, NM, with her sister, Laura Tudor, where she and Laura were employed as Fred Harvey Girls.

Margaret returned to Independence to become the Edward's bride on June 13, 1937. Their first daughter, Judith Diane, was born at the Conley Clinic on May 14, 1939. Margaret lived in California for six months with her sister, Laura a Tudor Shivel, and Josephine Dahzier Way when Judith was an infant. She returned to Independence and she and Ed bought their first home on Overton. She and Ed moved from Overton to Perry Grandview or flowers in Fairway.

And the states' revenue departments don't do that. Jack Craft, a Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce board member who helped lead the 1996 bistate campaign, understands. "The Bistate Commission tried to honor the $118 million, and it wasn't possible to do it," he said. To reach Jeffrey Spivak, civic affairs reporter, call (816) 234-4416 or send email to Buy, sell and trade with Star classified ads. To place your ads dial (816) 234-4000.

Avenue, living there until 1947, when they moved to 38th and Phelps Road until 1961, when they took up residence at 64th and Sterling, Raytown. They inherited a French- country home on Main Street from her aunt Mary Bostian, and moved to that residence in 1988 and lived there until moving to their current residence in Independence. Her second daughter, Joyce, was also born at the Conley Clinic. Third and fourth daughters, Janice Marie and Mary Jane, were delivered at the Sanitarium on Truman Road. Margaret's mother and her favorite aunt, Mary Salisbury Bostian, attended Stephens College, Columbia, MO.

Margaret's half sister, Mary Lou Tudor, lived with Margaret and Ed from the of four until 13, when she moved to California with her aunt, Jesse, who raised her to adulthood. Margaret worked at the Montgomery Ward Store on St. John Blvd. and Russell Stover's Candy Shop on 63rd Street, Brookside. Margaret was a loyal and dedicated Harzfeld's employee for eight years.

She was also a cheerful employee at the Raytown Clinic for 10 years, from where she retired. Margaret has been a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution since 1950 and the Jackson County Historical Society. She and Ed have been dedicated and faithful members of the Blue Ridge Boulevard Christian Church since 1947, where she was a devout member of the Priscilla Group and the YOMACLS Class. Margaret served as a Jackson County Election Judge during national elections for 30 years. She volunteered at the Sanitarium Recovery Room for 10 years.

She was active in the PTA at the Oldham Elementary School when her four daughters were students. She and Ed spent quality time in Miami and Hollywood, FL, in 1953, visiting Uncle Kenneth and Aunt Mary Bostian at the Seacrest and Seaview Apartments. She and Ed were active with the Promenaders Square Dance Group in the 1950s. She helped raise $20,000 in 1980 for the Raytown High School Band, where 'her grandsons, Jesse Edward Brizendine, was a student. Margaret and Ed traveled to Europe in 1984 to visit their daughter, Joyce, and her son, Thaddeus Samuel, in Bremerhaven, Germany.

She and Ed toured Paris and enjoyed the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Museum and the Notre Dame Cathedral. They also traveled through London, visiting many local tourist attractions. Margaret enjoyed gaming trips to Las Vegas with Ed, where she enjoyed playing the slot machines. Margaret loved animals throughout her life and kept numerous cats and dogs at her home. Margaret enjoyed a full, long quality life with Edward and their children.

She was a willing, happy worker and pleasant to be with. She brought much joy to her family and friends and all who knew and loved her will sadly miss her lighthearted presence. Daughters, Judith Diane Sims, who transitioned in October 1980, 'and Mary Jane Brizendine, who transitioned in May 2000, precede Margaret. Her husband of 65 years, Edward Garrett Gillespie of the home, and daughters, Janice McClintock and son-in-law, Ronald A. McClintock, Albuquerque, Joyce Gillespie, Independence, and half sister, Mary Lou Tudor-Waterhouse, Naples, FL, survive Margaret.

Her grandchildren are Susan Obenshein, San Diego, Mark West, Rapid City, SD, Stacey West Benjamin, Searsmont, ME, Jesse Brizendine and Jamie Brizendine, Independence, Kristin Foster, Albuquerque, Matthew McClintock, Los Angeles, CA, and Lt. Thaddeus Samuel Withers, Honolulu; and 14 great-grandchildren. (Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Continued on 5B OBITUARY PRINTS The Kansas City Star now offers long obituary prints on heavyweight 80 Lb. paper.

These commemoratives are more durable than newsprint: THE KANSAS CITY STAR. Each copy includes The Kansas City MARY J. Mary GROVES J. Groves, 68, Star and date published. Eldon, MO, died Tuesday, December 22, 1998, at University Hospitals and Same type size and style as pubClinics, Columbia, MO.

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