Overland Park Chapel

Choosing a funeral home or cemetery can be an overwhelming decision, especially at an emotional time. That's why it is important to know that there really is a difference. Overland Park Chapel has been under the management of the D.W. Newcomer's Sons family since 1963, when D.W. Newcomer, III opened a chapel at 8201 Metcalf Avenue, in Overland Park, Kansas, to better serve the community's needs. Today, we continue to provide families with quality, compassionate care. The funeral arrangers at Overland Park Chapel offer families strength and comfort during a difficult time.

At Overland Park Chapel, we offer complete funeral services and options for all faiths. We are proud to also offer grief services including literature and community resources. Our spacious funeral home has two arrangement rooms, three visitation rooms and a chapel that can accommodate up to 170 family and friends. Ample parking is also available to all guests.

Families can be assured that they will receive personalized, individual attention when making arrangements with Overland Park Chapel. Our professional and caring staff members understand that the loss of a loved one is a very personal experience, and are here to help. At Overland Park, we believe that every life is unique, and every funeral should be too. We celebrate life. And for those who like to plan ahead, we offer The Simplicity Plan® prearrangement program - an easy way to handle an important responsibility.


Our Obituaries

Mary R. Black

July 14, 1938 - May 22, 2014

Mary R. Black, 75, of Overland Park, KS, passed away Thursday, May 22, 2014, at Shawnee Mission Medical Center, surrounded by her family. Mary was born July 14, 1938, in Bolivar, MO, to Samuel and Ellen Stevens. She was a homemaker raising 5 children who served her family tirelessly for years. She also worked part-time and retired from Sears. She attended Heartland Community Church and...
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Elizabeth Sjolander Johnston

July 18, 1916 - May 8, 2014

Elizabeth (Betty) Johnston of Overland Park, KS, passed away on May 8, 2014. Celebration of her life will be at 3:30 p.m., May 29, in the Fireside Room at Colonial Presbyterian Church, 9500 Wornall Rd, KCMO. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Wayside Waifs, 3901 Martha Truman Rd., KCMO 64137. Born July 18, 1916 in Topeka, KS to Fred and Verna Nims, Elizabeth went on to graduate with...
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Floyd H Irlbeck

July 1, 1940 - May 2, 2014

Floyd Irlbeck, 73, of Olathe, KS passed away on Friday, May 2, 2014 at the Kansas City Hospice House. He was born on July 1, 1940 to Anselm and Minnie Irlbeck in Auburn, IA. He graduated from Manning Highschool in Manning, IA, he went on to the University of Nebraska of Omaha where he received his bachelor's degree in accounting. On July 20, 1963 he married Carol Miller. They made their...
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Thelma Louise Willhite

September 19, 1929 - April 30, 2014

Thelma Louise Willhite, 84, of Overland Park, KS, passed away April 30, 2014 in her home. Services will be 11:00 AM Monday, May 5th, with visitation 10-11 AM, at Overland Park Chapel, 8201 Metcalf Ave. Thelma was born September 19, 1929 in Parsons, Kansas. Thelma was an accomplished salesperson. Through the years, she held many sales positions. Her most recent was with Pyramid Life Insurance,...
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Josephine Andrea Shawver

January 9, 1925 - April 29, 2014

Josephine Andrea Shawver, 89, died on April 29, 2014, in Shawnee, Kansas. She was born in Los Angeles on January 9, 1925, to Joseph and Nell Kirkham, and raised in Kansas City, Missouri. In 1959 she married Frank L. Shawver and assumed the role of step-mother to his two young sons and teenage daughter. A career woman at Union Carbide when she inherited her new family, she helped them bridge a...
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Keith James Paterson

January 22, 1923 - April 28, 2014

Keith James Paterson, died Monday, April 28, 2014 at the age of 91. Keith was born January 22, 1923 in Albert Lee, MN to Charles and Mabel (Nelson) Paterson. Keith is survived by his wife Odean (Hockersmith) Paterson of 61 years; his children James Grissom, Donna Hudson, husband Benny and Yvonne (Paterson) Dow, husband Steve; one sister, Barbara Skroupan. Eight Grandchildren, Seven Great...
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Mary Mildred Hollister

October 9, 1912 - April 24, 2014

Mary Mildred Whitley Hollister passed away peacefully in Mission KS on April 24, 2014. She was 101 years young. Mildred, as she was known to her friends, was born in Elk City KS on October 9, 1912. She was the daughter of Amy and Charles Whitley. She attended high school in Wellsville and then Baker University and subsequently taught elementary school in Wellsville KS. In 1936, she...
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Robbie Caldwell Cox

July 14, 1923 - April 21, 2014

Robbie Caldwell Cox, 90, of Mission Woods, KS, passed away on April 21, 2014. She was born in Skidmore, TX on July 14, 1923, and married Melville Eugene "Gene" Cox on July 8, 1949. She was preceded in death by Gene. A visitation will be held on Friday morning April 25th, 2014 from 11AM – 12 Noon, at Newcomer's Overland Park Chapel, 8201 Metcalf Overland Park, KS. A private burial will...
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Grace P. "Kittie" Regennitter

March 30, 1930 - April 17, 2014

Grace P. "Kittie" Regennitter, 84, of Overland Park, KS, went to be with our Lord and Savior on Thursday, April 17, 2014. Kittie was born on March 30, 1930 in White Springs, FL. She was married to Kenneth G. Regennitter for 62 years. Kittie was a mom and grandma to many and everyone was welcomed into her home with a smile. Although she will be missed here on Earth, her influence will never be...
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Helen Irene Dougan Lucas

August 25, 1920 - April 10, 2014

Helen Irene Dougan Lucas, 93, of Overland Park, KS, went to be with the Lord on April 10, 2014. Helen was born August 25, 1920 in Traskwood, AR to the late David Arthur and Mary Alice Dougan. She was preceded in death by her husband, David Robert Lucas, her four brothers, Gleason, Coy, Milburn, and Eugene Dougan, and her two sisters, Cloy Johnson and Una Davis. Loving memories are left to her...
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Norma J Ege

August 26, 1925 - April 9, 2014

Norma J. Ege, 88, of Merriam, KS, died peacefully in her sleep on April 9, 2014. She is survived by her husband of 67 years, William B. Ege, of the home, three children, William E. (Lien) Ege of Longview, TX, Susan (Jim) Scott of Overland Park, KS, and Stephen (Christine) Ege of Kingwood, TX, seven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. A private inurnment at Chapel Hill Cemetery will...
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Jerolyn Mae "Jeri" Saathoff

December 30, 1931 - April 8, 2014

Jerolyn Mae "Jeri" Saathoff, 82, of Overland Park , KS, died April 8, 2014. The family will receive friends on Friday, April 11th, 12-1:00 PM, with a 1:00 PM funeral service, at Bethany Lutheran Church, 9101 Lamar Ave, Overland Park, KS. The family would prefer that instead of flowers, please make a contribution to the Bethany Foundation Fund or to KC Hospice House, 1200 Wornall Rd., KC, MO.. ...
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Darrell "DJ" Jay Good

March 28, 1941 - April 5, 2014

Darrell "DJ" Jay Good 1941-2014 Darrell "DJ" Jay Good, age 73, of Shawnee, KS, passed away at home on Saturday, April 5, 2014. He was born on March 28, 1941 in Waynoka, Oklahoma to his parents Douglas and Francis Good. Darrell was the youngest of seven children. Darrell graduated from Waynoka High School in 1959 and continued his education at Garden City Community College. He married...
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Dorothy J. Pruitt

July 19, 1925 - April 2, 2014

No Local Services are Scheduled. Obituary is pending.
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A. Bernard Ruckh

October 23, 1920 - April 1, 2014

A. Bernard Ruckh, 93, of Overland Park, KS, and formerly of Emporia, KS, passed away on April 1, 2014. Bernard was born on October 23, 1920 in Kansas City, MO. He was diagnosed early in life with Polio and overcame all the challenges that the disease presented. He wed Margaret Grannan and they were happily married for over 70 years. He had a successful career in baking with Dolly Madison and...
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August B Schanze

September 5, 1926 - April 1, 2014

August B (Gus) Schanze passed away at home on April 1, 2014 at the age of 87. Gus is predeceased by wives, Rosemary Schanze, Peggy Schanze and Ruby Schanze. Gus is lovingly remembered by his children: Kathy Jonas, Melissa Schanze, Lynn Poplin and Mark Schanze; sons-in-law: Robert Jonas and David Poplin; grandchildren Matthew Jonas, Tim Jonas, Dara McGreal, Alex Poplin, Max Schanze and Oliver...
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Wyatt McDowell Wright

March 28, 2014

Wyatt McDowell Wright, age 58, passed away at home on March 28, 2014. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Pamela Jean (Fleenor) Wright, his sons, Bryan and Nolan, his parents, Morgan and Joann (McDowell) Wright, his sister, Beth Wright, and numerous relatives. Visitation will begin at 10:00 AM with funeral services following at 11 AM on Thursday, April 3 at The United Methodist Church of the...
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Richard Carlander

April 24, 1931 - March 20, 2014

No services scheduled.
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G. Conkright

March 15, 1917 - March 19, 2014

Floyd G. Conkright, 97, of Wichita, formerly of Overland park, KS, passed away on March 19, 2014. A funeral service will be held on Sunday, March 23rd, 5:30 PM, at Prairie Baptist Church, 7416 Roe Ave, Prairie Village, KS.A longer obituary will follow. (Arr. by D.W. Newcomer's Sons OP Chapel, 8201 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, KS 66204, 913-648-6224)
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Carolyn Neptune

March 18, 2014

Carolyn Fruit Neptune, 71, passed away March 18, 2014 at home. Carolyn grew up in Edwardsville, IL and lived in Prairie Village, KS for 47 years. She received a BA and MA from Purdue University, where she met and married Harold Neptune in 1965. They enjoyed many decades of love, laughter, and adventures together. In 1977, Carolyn began teaching math at Johnson County Community College,...
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Clifford Eisele

June 17, 1913 - March 11, 2014

Clifford E. Eisele, 100, passed away on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at Lakeview Village in Lenexa. He was born on June 14, 1913 in Eudora, KS, to Alfred and Emma Eisele. He attended schools in Eudora, and the University of Kansas. He married Lois Cramer on January 1, 1938. They made their home in the Kansas City area. He was a member of the Lenexa United Methodist Church and Overland Park...
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Lloyd P. Pope

February 18, 1925 - March 9, 2014

Lloyd P. Pope, 89, of Overland Park, Kansas passed away peacefully and with dignity at his residence 09 March 2014. He was surrounded by his family at his final flight into glory. Lloyd was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on 18 February 1925 to Robert F. Pope, Sr. and Fannie Lee Bridges. He was preceded in death by his father from an automobile accident in 1940 leaving his mother and aunt,...
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Margaret Helen (Rios) Aguilar

July 9, 1943 - March 9, 2014

Margaret Helen (Rios) Aguilar, age 70, Kansas City, KS passed away Sunday, March 9, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, John W Aguilar, and her son, Richard Aguilar. She is survived by her daughters, Mary Margaret Aguilar (KCK), Lisa Orozco (Merriam, KS), Emily (Rudy) Cisneros (KCK), Yolanda Aguilar (Gladstone, MO), Nicole (Larry) Chavez (Overland Park, KS), son-in-law Thomas Krisko...
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Tracy Lynn Strubbe

November 28, 1972 - March 8, 2014

Tracy Lynn Strubbe, 41, Shawnee, KS. Our special angel was sent to us on November 28, 1972, and she departed from Kansas City Hospice House for her heavenly home on Saturday, March 8, 2014, while in the peaceful presence of her loving family. The sunshine and happiness that her unconditional love, joyful spirit, and sweet innocence brought to our lives, and to the lives of everyone who knew her,...
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Marjorie B. Luckey

September 17, 1923 - March 4, 2014

The rock of our family, Marjorie Luckey, 90, died March 4, 2014, at the Health Center of Claridge Court in Prairie Village, KS. Marge was born on September 17, 1923 to Fred and May Bueker in Newton, KS. She graduated as class Vice President. She played in the band and orchestra (piano & clarinet). While attending KU Marge join the Alpha Chi Omega sorority and remained an active alum for...
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Karyn S. Winstead Hoener

March 2, 1946 - February 28, 2014

Karyn Sue Winstead Hoener, 67, of Leawood, KS, passed away on February 28, 2014 in her home. Karyn was born on March 2, 1946 in Kansas City, MO to Boyd and Bette Winstead. She was raised in Prairie Village and was a 1964 graduate of Shawnee Mission East. After high school she attended the University of Kansas, earning a BA in Education, and she taught first grade at Muncie Elementary School in...
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Byron F. Eicher, Ph.D.

August 10, 1934 - February 27, 2014

Dr. Byron, F. Eicher, Ph.D. Age 79, of Olathe, KS passed away Feb 27, 2014 from a cardiac arrest. A memorial service will be held Wed, March 5th, 6:30, at Reach in the Village, 7501 Belinder Ave., Prairie Village, KS, 66208. Byron was born Aug10, 1934 in St. Louis, MO. Byron led an extraordinary and passionate life. His accomplishments are far too many to list individually. He spent his...
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Robert J. Platter

August 3, 1926 - February 24, 2014

ROBERT J. PLATTER, 87, Prairie Village, KS passed away Feb. 24, 2014. Bob served as a Naval Aviator during the Korean War. He retired from Marsh & McLennan in 1992 where he was Vice President/Account Executive and held the designation of C.P.C.U.. Bob was a Master Mason, Knights Templar, Shriner and was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Overland Park. During his retirement...
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Fred Petzold

March 30, 1940 - February 22, 2014

Fred Petzold, age 73, a longtime resident of Kansas City passed away February 22, 2014. A Memorial service will be held Thursday, March 6, 2014 beginning at 11 am at D.W. Newcomer's Sons Overland Park Chapel, 8201 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, KS. Fred was born on March 30, 1940 in Joplin, MO to his parents Joe and Doris Petzold. He attended Shawnee Mission High School and went on to attend The...
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George M. Bay

November 29, 1938 - February 22, 2014

George M. Bay, 75, passed away peacefully on February 22, 2014 at his home. Visitation will be on Thursday, February 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Newcomer's Overland Park Chapel, 8201 Metcalf, with a Trisagion service at 7 p.m. Funeral Services will be at 10 a.m., Friday, February 28 at St Dionysios Greek Orthodox Church, 8100 W. 95th St., Overland Park, KS., 66212 and interment to follow at Mt....
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Esther Yoder

August 25, 1913 - February 21, 2014

Esther Yoder, 100, of Lenexa, KS passed away on February 21, 2014 at Lakeview Village. Esther was born on August 25, 1913 in Macon, MO to Algernon "Hood" and Vallie (White) Shearon. Esther lived in Overland Park, KS, and retired with her husband, Rollin Yoder, to Lakeview Village in 1993. Esther was preceded in death by her husband, Rollin, her parents, two brothers, Arnold and Paul Shearon,...
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William Woodson

November 9, 1921 - February 18, 2014

William "Bill" Woodson, 92, of Mission Hills, died peacefully in his sleep at Bishop Spencer Place on February 18, 2014, where he enjoyed his later years. Bill was born on November 9, 1921 in Kansas City, MO to Martha Allen Woodson and Winston Hamilton Woodson. He lived in the area his entire life, except for his college years at Mizzou, followed by a stint as an officer in the Navy during World...
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Athelia Clingan

October 10, 1930 - February 16, 2014

Athelia Sweet Clingan, 83, passed away peacefully in her sleep February 16, 2014 after a decade-long journey through Alzheimer's disease. She will be known as a lady who embodied her name of "Sweet," kind to all she encountered. She was born Oct. 10, 1930, in Kansas City to Louise Annette Van Dervoort Sweet and Robert Lockwood Sweet. She graduated from Southwest High School in 1947, attended...
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Jack Vinyard

December 11, 1929 - February 12, 2014

Jack Vinyard 1929-2014 (84), died peacefully February 12th, 2014 at the Kansas City Hospice House after a battle with heart disease. Born December 11th, 1929, Jack spent his youth in St Louis, Missouri, enlisting in the military at age 17. Jack served his country for 20 years, and retired from the Air Force as a Technical Sergeant. He was stationed all over the world and especially loved to tell...
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Ronald L. "Ron" Johnson

August 23, 1929 - February 12, 2014

Ronald L. "Ron" Johnson, 84, of Overland Park, KS, died on February 12, 2014 at KU Medical Center. Ron was born on August 23, 1929 in Newhall, IA to Lester and Margaret (Olson) Johnson. He was a 1947 graduate of Newhall High School and he served in the U.S. Army as a PFC, Field Artillery Unit. After being honorably discharged, he took a position with the FBI in Washington DC. In 1952, Ron...
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Thomas J Manning, Sr.

May 16, 1921 - February 11, 2014

Thomas J. Manning, 92, passed away February 11, 2014, at Aberdeen Village in Olathe, KS. A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, February 22, at 11:00 am at Community Christian Church, 4601 Main, K.C. MO., with a luncheon immediately following. He leaves behind his loving wife of 61 years, Ivy, sons Tom (Susan) of Lenexa and David (Reta) of Manhattan, 3 grandsons (T.J, Christopher,...
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Jacqueline C. Tigges

August 14, 1941 - February 10, 2014

Jacqueline C. Tigges, 72, of Lenexa KS, passed away peacefully in her home on February 10th surrounded by her family. She was born to Neil and Agnes Peterson on August 14, 1941 in Davy, Nebraska. She spent many years as a Registered Nurse before her retirement. She enjoyed playing golf, bowling and was an avid KU basketball fan. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ken, her brothers...
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Gaylord (Jeff) Clyde Bedell

October 5, 1938 - February 10, 2014

Gaylord (Jeff) Clyde Bedell, born October 5, 1938, to Clyde W. and Gatha (Needham) Bedell, died on February 10, 2014. He was predeceased by his parents and a brother, Gerald Bedell and survived by a sister, Clida Blythe and brother, Gayle Bedell. He grew up in Carthage, Missouri and served in the National Guard. He worked many years for Kansas City Power & Light and was a collector of art and...
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David Wooton

August 27, 1943 - February 3, 2014

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Wanda King Anderson

February 3, 1920 - February 3, 2014

Wanda King Anderson Wanda was born on February 3, 1920, in Jerome, Iowa. She passed away on February 3, 2014. She spent most of her adult life in Kansas City. She married Harold Anderson in June of 1942. He preceded her in death in December, 1976. She leaves behind twins, James Anderson of Overland Park, KS, and Lynne Davies of Concord, CA. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church since 1942...
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Samuel Sam Cacioppo

October 27, 1949 - February 1, 2014

Samuel "Sam" T. Cacioppo, 64, of Overland Park, KS, passed away on Saturday, February 1, 2014. He was born on October 27, 1949, in Kansas City, MO, to Nancy (George) and Sam Cacioppo. Sam graduated from Shawnee Mission High School; he continued his education at Kansas University where he graduated with a Bachelor's degree. He then went on to Wichita State University where he received his...
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Evelyn Bartlow

May 10, 1919 - January 28, 2014

EVELYN A. BARTLOW Evelyn Ann Bartlow, 94, Kansas City, MO, passed away on January 28, 2014 at Overland Park Nursing and Rehab Center. A celebration of life service will be held at 10 AM, on February 10th at Unity Church of Overland Park, 103rd & Antioch, Overland Park, KS. Since Evelyn and her family were florists, flowers are welcome; or, being a family of volunteers, we encourage donations...
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Dennis R. Lindley

November 9, 1944 - January 22, 2014

Dennis R. Lindley, 69, of Olathe, passed away on January 22, 2014 in Overland Park, KS, after a courageous battle with liver cancer. Dennis was born November 9, 1944 in Kansas City, Kansas to Milton and Virginia (Hashman) Lindley. He was baptized on January 6, 1963 at Shawnee Methodist Church in Shawnee, KS. Dennis was a graduate of Shawnee Mission North High School; he attended Kansas State...
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Edytha "Eddy" Singleton

June 6, 1926 - January 17, 2014

Edytha Ann "Eddy" Singleton (Nielsen, Burke), age 87, of Overland Park, KS, passed away on Friday, 01/17/2014 at Sharon Lane Nursing Home in Shawnee KS. She was born on 06/06/1926 in Wood, SD to her parents, Andrew and Edith Nielsen. Edytha was the second of four children. She married Don Singleton in Tulsa, OK on 11/02/1971. She attended Blair Nebraska High School and graduated in 1943. She...
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Evelyn Glueck

July 23, 1927 - January 11, 2014

Evelyn Glueck, 87, passed away at her home on January 11, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband Alvin Glueck and her daughter Patricia Glueck. She is survived by her sons John (Marcia) Glueck and Bill Glueck, three grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Burial in Johnson County Memorial Gardens.
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Helen Benjes

February 12, 1926 - January 10, 2014

Helen C. Benjes, 87, of Hilton Head Island, SC, and formerly of the Kansas City area, passed away peacefully on January 10, 2014. Helen was born on February 12, 1926 in Piedmont, SC to Bryan and Mildred O'Neal (White) Crosby. She was predeceased by her second husband Henry H. Benjes, her step-daughter Evelyn F. Benjes and grandson Paul J. Benjes. Her first marriage was to Lewis A. Dysart. Helen...
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Donald Dean Mattox

November 6, 1936 - January 10, 2014

Donald Mattox, 77, of Savonburg, KS, passed away on Friday, January 10, 2014 at St. Luke's Hospital on the Plaza. Donald was born on November 6, 1936 in rural St. Paul, KS to George Erven Mattox and Bertha Lucille Fickess Mattox. Donald is survived by his wife, Janet, five children, Ronald D. (Kathy) Mattox of Olathe, KS, Donald G. (Roberta) Mattox of Erie, KS, Susan K. (Steve) Geier of Erie,...
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Karen K. Peters

January 11, 1946 - January 5, 2014

Karen K. Peters, 67, passed away peacefully on Sunday evening, surrounded by family, after a brief but valiant battle with cancer. Karen was born January 11, 1946, the only child of Robert N. and Maxine E. Kirk. She attended Santa Fe Trail Elementary, Milburn Junior High School and Shawnee Mission North. Her family relocated to California during her high school years, and she graduated from...
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Mary Lou McClain

November 26, 1930 - December 29, 2013

Mary Lou McClain, age 83, of Overland Park, KS passed away on December 29, 2013. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 4, 2013 beginning at 12:30 pm at D.W. Newcomer's Sons Overland Park Chapel, 8201 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, KS 66204 with a visitation beginning at 11 am. Interment will follow in Shawnee Mission Memory Gardens, 23215 W 75th St, Shawnee, KS 66227. Memorial...
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Patricia A. Renn-Scanlan

July 16, 1951 - December 27, 2013

Patricia Renn-Scanlan, 62, of Topeka, KS, passed away on December 27, 2013, after an extended illness. She was born Patricia Ann Renn on July 16, 1951 in Sellersburg, Indiana. Patricia graduated in 1969 from of Our Lady of Grace High School in Beech Grove, Indiana and from Indiana University in 1973 with a B.A. in English and a minor in Zoology. Patricia received her Masters in Library Studies ...
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Thomas J. "Tom" Poulos

November 11, 1933 - December 25, 2013

Thomas "Tom" J. Poulos, Sr., 80, of Olathe, KS, passed away unexpectedly on December 25, 2013. Tom was born on November 11, 1933 in Malamata, Greece to Dimitri and Aggeliki Chrysanthopoulos, one of 11 children. Tom migrated to the U.S. with three of his siblings in his late teens. Tom was a hard-working man, retiring after 46 years of service in 1999 from Imperial Eastman as Shop Foreman. He...
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Loenard A. Wall, M.D.

March 20, 1921 - December 24, 2013

Dr. Leonard A. Wall, M.D., 92, of Leawood, KS, passed away on December 24, 2013, holding his younger son's hand. Leonard was born on March 20, 1921 in Domby, OK to Sammie and Virgie (Woods) Wall. Dr. Wall served his country in the Army Air Corps as a B17 pilot during WWII, and he was a German prisoner of war. He was a well-known OB-Gyn in the Kansas City area before his retirement. He was a...
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Harold Mansur

August 21, 1945 - December 22, 2013

Harold "Tom' Mansur, 68, of Overland Park, Kansas passed away Sunday, December 22, 2013 at his home. He was born on August 21, 1945 to Harold and Genevieve (Roberts) Mansur in Atascadero, CA. He lived in California for most of his life. He was a Wildland Fire Captain for California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection for 21 years. He is preceded in death by his parents. He is...
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Esther Silva

September 1, 1911 - December 11, 2013

The family of Esther (Contreras) Fernandez Silva sadly announces her passing on December 11, 2013. She resided in Kansas City, KS and lived a beautiful life for 102 years. Born September 1, 1911 in Zamora, Michoacān, Mexico, Esther was the youngest of Francisco and Refugia Gomez Contreras's five children. At the age of 12, she came to the United States with her mother and siblings to join her...
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Robert "Bobby" Quinn Biesik

August 6, 1960 - December 10, 2013

Robert "Bobby" Quinn Biesik, 53, of Overland Park, passed away on December 10, 2013 at home. Bobby was born on August 6, 1960 in Rhinelander, WI to Robert Biesik and Marion (Bauman) Moore. He was a 32-year resident of the Kansas City area. Bobby worked for Envelope Express for over 20 years and for Blue Chip Printing for 6 years. Additionally, Bobby worked for Rippetoe Liquors in Overland Park...
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Stephen Marshall Matthys

November 5, 1962 - December 6, 2013

Stephen Matthys, 51, of Kansas City, KS passed away on December 6, 2013, at KU Medical Center, after a short battle with brain stem cancer. Stephen was born on November 5, 1962 in Kansas City, MO to Carol Creamer and Harry Matthys. Stephen was a graduate of Oak Park High School. He worked in the printing industry for 35 years, having worked for ITW Labels for the past several years. He enjoyed...
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Michael James Nemeth

May 8, 1951 - December 5, 2013

Michael James Nemeth, 62, of Overland Park, passed away December 5, 2013. Visitation will be on Sunday, December 8th, 5-7 PM, with Rosary at 6:30 PM, at D.W. Newcomer's Sons Overland Park Chapel. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, December 9th, 10:00 AM, at Queen of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 7023 W. 71st Street, Overland Park, KS. A longer obit will follow.
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Jeannine Margaret Horner

December 16, 1930 - November 29, 2013

Obituary is PendingJeannine Margaret Horner, 82, passed away November 29, 2013. Jeannine was born in St Louis to Oliver and Margaret Valerius. She moved to Kansas City as a youth and graduated from Central High School. She married Robert H Horner Jr. on October 25, 1952. She worked in the home as she raised her three sons and then worked for the Chevrolet Division of General Motors from 1966...
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Mary Ann B. "Bitsey" Jefferies

May 29, 1931 - November 28, 2013

Mary B. "Bitsey" Jefferies, 82, of Prairie Village, Kansas, passed away on November 28th, 2013 at Brighton Gardens of Prairie Village. Bitsey was born on May 29, 1931 in Philadelphia, PA. She graduated from Lower Merion High School in Ardmore, PA and then from Harcum Junior College in Bryn Mawr, PA. Bitsey is survived by Hugh Jefferies, who was just graduating from the University of...
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Rubie Anderson

May 25, 1925 - November 26, 2013

Rubie M. Anderson, 88, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Tuesday morning, November 26th, 2013. Rubie was a lifelong R.N., receiving her R.N. diploma through the cadet nurses training program at Trinity Lutheran Hospital in 1946. She became the first employee of the year at Trinity Lutheran in 1969. Rubie received her B.S.N. from Avila College in 1991. She was a wonderful mother...
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Betty Boone

March 30, 1926 - November 26, 2013

Betty L. Boone of Lenexa, Kansas, passed away November 26, 2013. Services will be at Lakeview Village in the Heritage Activity Room, 9000 Park, Lenexa, 66215 on November 29, 2013 at 2:00 pm. Her continuous efforts since 1958 helped improve lives of developmentally disabled persons including promotion of early special education classes. She was one of the key players in initiating Special...
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Mabel Stallings Stafford

December 7, 1920 - November 20, 2013

Mabel Stallings Stafford, age 92 born December 7, 1920 in Nashville, TN, residing at her son's and daughter-in-law's residence in Fairway, Kansas (formerly of Columbia, SC from 1971-2012) passed to our Lord at 4:55 am on November 20, 2013 in her bed at home with her husband and best friend of 68 years, son, daughter-in-law and Hospice Chaplin. Mabel had resisted her colon/rectum cancer through 4...
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Carolyn R. Howard

March 7, 1929 - November 20, 2013

Carolyn R. Howard, of Prairie Village, passed away on November 20, 2013. Mrs. Howard taught physical education at Shawnee Mission East High School for 36 years. Prior to that, she taught at Shawnee Mission North and North Kansas City High School. She served as head tennis coach for 24 years, won 3 state championships and never lost a regional tournament. She served as head swimming coach for 10...
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Gregory Foster "Greg" Howard

February 11, 1956 - November 17, 2013

Gregory Foster "Greg" Howard, 57, passed away Sunday, November 17, 2013, at his home in Overland Park, KS, surrounded by his family. Greg was born on February 11, 1956, in Kansas City, MO, to Kenith, Jr. and Jean Howard. He graduated from Shawnee Mission North in 1974 and K-State with a degree in Horticulture in 1988. Greg spent many years with Gabler's Nursery and also Family Tree...
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Joyce Hamilton

August 12, 1925 - November 15, 2013

Aug. 12, 1925 - Nov. 15, 2013 Always known by "Jo" and rarely by Joyce, our mother passed away into sunny skies and balmy breezes at the Kansas City Hospice House in the very room that she and Stan funded. Born to a Swedish mother, Florence Hermione Sealander, and a French-Canadian father, Albert Ira White, in Hartford, Conn., on Aug. 12, 1925, -- Jo was an only child, and she would not let a...
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Brant William Tidwell

August 4, 1960 - November 15, 2013

Brant William Tidwell, 53, of Prairie Village, KS passed peacefully on November 15, 2013 with his wife and two sons at his side after a 3 ½ year battle with brain cancer. A memorial service for Brant will be held on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at Village Presbyterian Church, 6641 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS. A reception will follow at the church. In lieu of flowers, the...
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Keith Owen Hodgson

October 25, 1923 - October 24, 2013

Keith Owen Hodgson, 89, of Prairie Village, passed away on October 24, 2013. Keith was born on October 25, 1923 in Little River, Kansas to Frederick Earl and Lulu Vastie Hodgson. He served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII as an engineer for three years. Keith graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in Architectural Engineering and worked for Mann and Company and Hutchinson...
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Wayne Severson

December 13, 1927 - October 23, 2013

Wayne Edwin Severson, aged 85, passed away peacefully in his sleep at the Sweet Life at Brookdale, Overland Park, KS on October 23, 2013 from complications due to long term Diabetes. He was a devoted husband and father, raising three children. He was born at home on December 13, 1927 in Des Moines, IA to Leonard and Ethel Severson. The youngest of four, he grew up on a family farm, riding...
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Edwin Peck

June 16, 1926 - October 22, 2013

Edwin Peck, 87, passed away Tuesday, October 22, 2013, at Overland Park Place. Edwin was born June 16, 1926, in Caldwell, KS to Mary (Milbourn) and Frank Peck. He grew up in Caldwell, where he attended elementary school and graduated from Caldwell High School. After high school he continued his education by attending Wichita State University, and Kansas State University where he earned his...
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Daniel A. "Danny" Harkins

October 10, 1931 - October 22, 2013

Daniel A. "Danny" Harkins, 82, of Overland Park, passed away on October 22, 2013. Danny owned Harkins Oil Company for 39 years. He retired and became employed at Country Club Bank for 20 years. He is survived by his wife LaDonna Owens Harkins, son David Harkins OP, KS, daughters Karen Scarboro OP, Alyce Yoksh Olathe, KS, and Elizabeth Kelley Portland, OR; grandchildren Samantha, Bridget, and...
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Richard C. Fitzwater

September 6, 1932 - October 22, 2013

Richard C. Fitzwater, 81, of Osage Beach, MO, passed away on October 22, 2013. Richard was born on September 6, 1932 in Kansas City, KS to Clarence and Georgia Fitzwater. Survivors include his three children, Richard S. Fitzwater of Olathe, Brad Fitzwater of Austin, TX, and Nicci Netter and her husband, David, of Olathe, five grandchildren, Dennis, Shannon, Tyler, Cameron, and Lauren, and two...
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Kathleen Butterfield

October 30, 1944 - October 21, 2013

Kathleen Butterfield, age 68, of Prairie Village, KS passed away on October 21, 2013. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on October 30, 2013 at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 4501 Walnut Street, Kansas City, Mo. 64111. Memorial contributions can be made to Kansas City Hospice House, American Cancer Society, All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church or All Souls Racial Justice...
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Harry Kupfer Newby

June 14, 1931 - October 9, 2013

Harry Kupfer Newby, 82, of Lenexa, passed away on October 9, 2013. Mr. Newby was born June 14, 1931 in Kansas City, MO and lived in the area for most of his life. He attended J.C. Nichols School, Southwest High School, and the University of Kansas. At KU, he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity and served on its Alumni Board. He was also a member of Delta Sigma Pi Business Fraternity and...
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Jeanne M Morey-Harper

July 13, 1918 - October 3, 2013

Jeanne Morey-Harper, 95, of Prairie Village, KS, passed away Oct 3, 2013. Services will be on Saturday, Oct 19th, 10:00 AM, at DW Newcomer's Overland Park Chapel, 8201 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, KS. Longer Obit at a later date.
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Saline S Gafney

June 27, 1917 - September 27, 2013

Saline Slaughter Gafney Saline was born on June 26, 1917 on farm in Queen City, MO to Victor L. and Louise Blake Slaughter. Graduating from Queen City High School in 1935 she remained on the farm until 1942, when she married George Johnson of Queen City. Upon George's leaving for service in World War II with the U.S. Army, she moved to Kansas City. In 1943, he was killed in action. She...
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Donna Walker

November 20, 1946 - September 26, 2013

Donna Walker, 66, of Overland Park, passed away on September 26, 2013. Donna was born on November 20, 1946 in Kansas City, MO to Virgil and Dorothy Day. Donna's Grandmother Mae Lehman was an active part of her formative years, as she lived with the family. She was a 1966 graduate of Shawnee Mission East, where she was Swimmer of the Year for the Meadowlake Swim Team. After High School, Donna...
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Mary Margaret "Maggie" Risley

June 29, 1934 - September 23, 2013

Mary Margaret Risley, 79, of Overland Park, passed away on September 23, 2013. Services are pending.
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Nancy (Longenecker) Lamb

May 4, 1928 - September 17, 2013

Nancy (Longenecker) Lamb, Overland Park, was born in Norwich, Kansas to Charles and Mamie Longenecker. She grew up in Kingman, Kansas and attended public schools there. She received a B.A. from Ottawa University in Ottawa, Kansas and a Masters in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Kansas. Nancy was a Speech Language Pathologist in the Shawnee Mission School District for 29 years and...
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Robert Reid Parker

September 23, 1916 - September 13, 2013

Robert Reid Parker, 96 passed away on September 13, 2013 in Cutler Bay, Florida. Reid was born on September 23, 1916 in Pleasant Hill, Missouri to Robert Wallace and Emma Jane (McArthur) Parker Reid grew up in Kansas City, Missouri. He graduated from Northeast High School. After high school he attended the University of Missouri in Columbia where he received a degree in chemical engineering in...
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Edward "Bulldog" Remler

March 10, 1924 - September 11, 2013

Edward "Bulldog" Remler, 89, of Prairie Village, passed away on September 11, 2013. Edward was born on March 10, 1924 in Sand Springs, OK to August and Grace Remler. Edward was a 1942 graduate of Shawnee Mission North High School. He served his country during WWII in the U.S. Navy, USS Nashville, which was a common theme throughout his lifetime. Edward was a member of the Fraternal Order of...
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Betty "Bee" Marcason

December 14, 1919 - September 4, 2013

Betty "Bee" Marcason, 93, of Overland Park, died peacefully at home on September 4, 2013. Bee was born on December 14, 1919 in Wichita, KS to Charlotte and John Carpenter. The family moved to Kansas City shortly after Bee graduated from high school. Bee met and married John Marcason in 1941. Bee's life centered around her Baptist faith and family. Additionally, she was a pioneer for women,...
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Phoebe Kennedy Popham

October 15, 1920 - September 2, 2013

Phoebe lived life to its fullest until its end on Monday, September 2, 2013, when she succumbed to bone marrow cancer at the age of 92. She was an accomplished artist especially with water colors, an enthusiastic tennis player at the Carriage Club, a sailor on Lake Quivira and the Great Lakes, an intrepid world traveler, and, late in life, a student of piano. Phoebe was born October 15, 1920 in...
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Raymond F. Zawicki

January 28, 1920 - September 1, 2013

Raymond Francis Zawicki, 93, passed away peacefully at home in Mission, KS. Ray was the patriarch of his family and until his passing the oldest charter member of the Overland Park Church of Christ. Ray was born Jan 28, 1920 to Joseph and Elizabeth Zawicki in Pittsburgh, PA. He was a caring big brother to his sister, Ruth Heisler, checking on her faithfully after her husband's passing. Ray...
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Mary L. Alexander

November 2, 1925 - August 30, 2013

Mary L. Alexander, 87, of Overland Park, KS, passed away on August 30, 2013. Mary was born on November 2, 1925 in Apache, OK. Mary leaves behind her daughter, Janet Dowling, Overland Park, a granddaughter, Carla (Jeremiah) Hall of Overland park, and a great-grandson, Kyle Hall. A memorial service will be held on Friday, September 20th, 7:00 PM, at D.W. Newcomer's Sons Overland Park Chapel....
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Ruth N Powers

September 19, 1913 - August 24, 2013

Ruth N. Powers died Saturday, August 24, 2013, just a few weeks short of celebrating her 100th birthday. She was born September 19, 1913 and lived a long and gracious life. She had a kind, generous and thoughtful spirit and in the latter years of her life was enriched by the kindness of so many caring people. Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Harold (Hal) Powers, MD. She is...
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Elaine Joy Cowles Dean

August 20, 1928 - August 24, 2013

Elaine Joy Cowles Dean, 85, of Overland Park, passed away peacefully on Aug 24, 2013. She was born and raised in Wichita, KS. She attended Northwestern University where she was a member of Chi Omega Sorority. Upon graduation with a degree in Biology, she married William (Bud) Dean and returned to Wichita where she worked at Boeing. She then managed the home while raising son Bill and...
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Robert Merle Sperry

July 30, 1957 - August 23, 2013

Robert Merle Sperry, 56, of Mission Hills, Kansas passed away Friday August 23, 2013 in the home. Memorial Services will be held on Friday August 30, 2013 (reception following at the church), 10:00 A.M. at Cure of Ars Catholic Church located at 9401 Mission Road, Leawood, Kansas. A cremation burial at Resurrection Cemetery will take place at a later date. Bob was a born July 30, 1957 in Kansas...
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Patricia M. Ogren

December 10, 1936 - August 17, 2013

Patricia Mary Granger Ogren, 76, beloved wife and mother, died on August 17, 2013. She was born on December 10, 1936 in Denver, CO to Ben and Eleanor Granger. She grew up in Mpls, MN and graduated from the Academy of Holy Angels in 1955. She attended the College of St Teresa in Winona, MN and graduated with a BS in Elementary Ed in 1959. Patty was married to her soul mate, Richard Ogren in...
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James Hubert King

January 27, 1935 - August 17, 2013

James Hubert King, 78, passed away on August 17, 2013 in Sarasota, Florida. He was born on January 27, 1935 in Holcomb, Missouri, the son of June and Elizabeth King. He served in the U.S. Air Force in the wake of the Korean War and was a graduate of Mid-America Nazarene University in Olathe, Kansas. He spent 30 years of his career working in Air Traffic Control for the Federal Aviation...
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Arthur G. McLoughlin

July 26, 1923 - August 17, 2013

Arthur G. McLoughlin Art died peacefully August 17, 2013 at the age of 90 with his family by his side. Born July 26, 1923 in Kansas City, Kansas to Charles and Gertrude York McLoughlin, Art graduated from Southeast High School in Kansas City, MO in 1941, then enlisted in the Army in 1942 in the darkest days of WWII. He served for three years in the Southwest Pacific Theater including Australia,...
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Muriel G. Glick

October 2, 1923 - August 14, 2013

Muriel Grace Glick, 89, passed away Wednesday, August 14, 2013, at her home in Overland Park, Kansas. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 17, 2013, at D.W. Newcomer's Sons – Overland Park Chapel, 8201 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park, KS 66204. Muriel was born the fifth of five children, on October 2, 1923, in Berlin Wisconsin, to Samuel and Rebecca Cookson. She was...
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Dorothea L. Johnson

December 11, 1915 - August 10, 2013

Dorothea L. Johnson went home to be with the Lord on August 10, 2013 at 11:35 am with two of her daughters at her bedside. She had much peace because she knew where she was going. Dorothea was born December 11, 1915 in Kansas City, MO to Otto A. Krueger and Gladys P. Patton Krueger. Dorothea was a secretary for 42 years at Calvary Lutheran Church, Kansas City, and became a member at Bethany...
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Ivan C. Risley

December 7, 1929 - August 6, 2013

Ivan C. Risley passed away gently while holding the loving hand of his devoted wife, Maggie, on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at Freedom Pointe Senior Care Living Center where they have been residents for over three and a half years. Ivan was born in Nickerson, Kansas in 1929 on what would become Pearl Harbor Day. He could describe the events of that infamous day well. He could also describe the...
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Duane J. Flaherty

August 18, 1914 - July 29, 2013

Duane J. Flaherty, survivor extraordinaire, nevertheless caught the eye of Divine Providence on July 29, 2013 to give up this earthly life and journey to the next. Mass of Christian Burial at Duane's longtime parish Church of St. Ann, 7231 Mission Rd., Prairie Village, KS, will be at 11am on Thursday, August 1st. Visitation will precede Mass at 10am. Burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery,...
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Don H. Fisher

March 12, 1922 - July 25, 2013

Don H. Fisher, 91, of Prairie Village, Kansas, passed away Thursday, July 25, 2013, at home. Funeral services will be held Friday, August 2, 2013, 1:00 P.M. at D. W. Newcomer's Sons Overland Park Chapel, 8201 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, KS. Friends may visit August 1, 2013, from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the chapel. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Asbury United Methodist Church or...
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Mary E. Myrick

July 26, 1920 - July 22, 2013

Mary E. Myrick, 92, of Bonner Springs, passed away on July 22, 2013. Mary was born July 26, 1920 in Topeka, KS to John and Clara (Rathburn) Richardson. She married Luther E. Myrick on August 11, 1938. Mary worked various jobs as a cook, retiring after 10 years from the KCK Venture Store. Mary is survived by her husband of 75 years, Luther, of Bonner Springs, two sons, Charles Myrick, Cheney...
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Gary Alan Boyd

March 15, 1950 - July 20, 2013

Gary Alan Boyd, 63, passed away Saturday, July 20, 2013, at Kansas City Hospice House. Gary was born March 15, 1950, in Kansas City, MO, to William and Jessie Lee Boyd. He grew up in Overland Park, KS and graduated from Shawnee Mission West High School and Pittsburg State University with a bachelor's degree in Auto Technology. Gary worked for several auto dealerships in Kansas City and then...
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Donald Eugene Schowengerdt

December 23, 1935 - July 20, 2013

Donald Eugene Schowengerdt, 77, of Olathe, KS, died on July 20, 2013. He was born December 23, 1935 to Opal and Raymond Schowengerdt in Independence, MO. Don was a graduate of Liberty High School and Rockhurst College. Don's career began at Panhandle Eastern Pipeline, followed by positions at Colorado Interstate Gas, and DeZurik Corp. The majority of his career was spent at Arthur Young and...
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Trey Wiley Perry

July 13, 2010 - July 19, 2013

Trey Wiley Perry, 3, passed away at home on July 19, 2013. Sweet Trey was patient and strong. He was adored by his big brothers who loved to snuggle him and give him kisses, and he was loved dearly by his parents. A dedicated and compassionate group from Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City Hospice's Carousel Team, and private caregivers provided Trey with the very best care. Trey will be...
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John O Hughes

December 28, 1924 - July 15, 2013

John Othal Hughes, 88, of Prairie Village, KS died Monday, July 15, 2013. Memorial services are Saturday July 20, 2013, 1:00 pm at Village Presbyterian Church in Prairie Village, with interment at Pinecrest Memorial Park in Little Rock. John was a lifelong resident of Overland Park and Kansas City, KS, graduating from Washington High School in 1942. John served honorably in the U.S. Marine...
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