Gene Patton

WHAT HAPPENED 29 SEPTEMBER 1936 TO MAKE SOME FOLKS VERY HAPPY? Well , if you are Miss Piggy or Oscar the Grouch you are delighted because Jim Henson, the Muppet Master, was born on that day!! If you were Doris Lorraine or William (Bill) C. Patton, you were pretty happy, too… on that day, Gene Clifford Patton was born in Shreveport, Louisiana. For the next twelve years, Bill (an oil patch...
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Georgia Slack

Georgia Lea (Wilson) Slack, 65, died peacefully on June 18, 2017 after a long illness, surrounded by her family at her home at The Forum in Overland Park, Kansas. Georgia was born July 9, 1951, in Kansas City Missouri, to George F. and Norma Lea Wilson, who preceded her in death. Surviving are Georgia’s 4 children, Steven Slack, Jr. (Jenny) of Willard, MO, Gina Slack (Suzie Buchman), KCMO,...
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Sondra Talavera

Sondra Joyce Brandt Talavera,61, of Prairie Village ,Kansas, died April 9, 2017 in St Luke’s Hospital South in Overland Park, Kansas. Born in McKeesport on October 12, 1955, she was a daughter of the late Richard Barclay Brandt and the late Nancy Rader Brandt. Sondra was raised in White Oak and had attended the Wesley United Methodist Church. She was a graduate of McKeesport Area High...
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Faye Margaret Sexton

Faye Margaret Sexton, 93, was born July 6, 1923 in Winkler, Kansas to Arthur and Dora (Baird) Wohler and passed away on June 3, 2017 at the Olathe Hospice House in Olathe, Kansas She grew up on a farm in northeast Kansas. She attended a one-room schoolhouse through the eight grade and graduated from high school in Barnes, Kansas. There were many fond memories of growing up on the farm in spite...
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John V Parks

John Vernon Parks, 91, of Lenexa, KS passed away quietly and peacefully on May 24, 2017. John (JV) was born on February 14, 1926 on a farm in Pomona, KS. He was the son of Beth Kuebler Parks and Vernon Parks. The best way to describe John is to say that he was a sweet man. Everyone always said that about him. At age 17, John enlisted in the Army Air Corps and served his country proudly. ...
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George Moulton

George Edward Moulton 93, of Overland Park, KS died, May 15, 2017 with his loving wife of almost 65 years at his side. George was the son of Willard A. and Ella H. (Sibley) Moulton of Boston MA. George entered the Navy at age 19 and served three years including service in Guam. George graduated from North Eastern University and earned his Masters Degree in Engineering from Notre Dame University....
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William C. “Bill” Smith

William C. “Bill” Smith of Kansas City, Missouri, died on May 18, 2017. He was a Professor Emeritus of the UMKC School of Education. Bill was born on November 16, 1931 to Charles H. Smith and Katherine Elaine (Hall) Smith. After graduating from Atchison High School, Bill attended and graduated from St. Benedict’s College, Atchison, KS in 1953. He then pursued a Master’s Degree in...
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Mary Anne Bisbee (Shoebrook)

Mary Anne Bisbee (Shoebrook) passed away at her home on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She is survived by her husband of 25 years Bill; her daughters, Amy Morales (Joe) and Grace Bisbee; granddaughter Susanna; and brother, John Shoebrook (Rosalina). She is preceded in death by her parents, Clifford and Peggy Shoebrook and older sister, Connie Gulley. Mary...
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Ruth Laverne Scott

Ruth Scott, 92-year-old resident of Excelsior Sprints, Missouri, passed away May 13, 2017 after a brief battle with cancer. Mrs. Scott was born November 10, 1924 in Sterling, Colorado to Walter and Mabel Browner. She graduated from high school at 16 and went on to attend the University of Colorado in Boulder. She graduated with a degree in Pharmacy in 1947 at a time when the field was dominated...
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Jeanette “Tootie” K Martin

Jeanette “Tootie” K Martin passed away peacefully on May 9, 2017 at the age of 75. Tootie, a nickname her mother gave her at an early age, was born on April 12, 1942 in Omaha, NE and after several moves throughout her life resided the last 30 years in Overland Park, KS. She met her husband John Martin at a dance the second week of her freshman year at the University of Nebraska. They had a...
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Donald Henry Roth

With love and admiration for a life well-lived, the family of Donald Henry Roth announces his passing on April 27, 2017 at the age of 78. Born on August 26, 1938 in Vicksburg, Mississippi, Don was the only child of William and Alice Roth. Don obtained a BA in Political Science, and a MBA at Mississippi State University, where he was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity and the ROTC. Don then...
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Johnhenry Schweiker

Johnhenry Schweiker passed away on April 23, 2017. He was born to Henry and Ada Schweiker on July 18, 1926 in Des Moines, Iowa. He graduated from West Technical High School and was president of his senior class and Mayor of Des Moines for a day. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy and while in boot camp, sang in the Blue Jackets Choir. He served aboard the U.S.S. Moreno, ATF87 during WW II. He...
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Ian Matches

Ian Matches passed away on April 16, 2017. He was born on October 8, 1996. Ian was very active in the Boy Scouts of America, having achieved the rank of Eagle Scout as well as being a Vigil Honor member of scouting’s Order of the Arrow and a Firebuilder in the Tribe of Mic-O-Say. He loved taking on opportunities to lead and serve, and to give back to scouting. He served on staff at the...
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Carolyn Fay Decker

Carolyn Fay Decker, 73, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at Research Medical Center. She leaves her husband of 51 years and lifelong friend, Ray Decker; her daughter, Sandra Sigman and her husband, Michael; her brother, Roger “Steve” Gleason; her sister-in-law, Jane Zumwalt; and two grandchildren: Morgan Sigman and Matthew Sigman. The daughter of Paul and Hazel Gleason, Fay...
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Harrison T. Rupp

Harrison Thomas Rupp, July 23, 2001 – April 10, 2017, was born in Overland Park, KS to Megan Clem of Mission Woods, KS and Seth Rupp of Lenexa, KS. Harrison was a freshman at Rockhurst High School in Kansas City, MO. Harrison, who lettered in both varsity swimming and hockey as a freshman, was an admired team player both on and off the field. He enjoyed playing against his childhood friends in...
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Lawrence O. French

Lawrence O. (Larry) French, 83, passed away on April 6, 2017. Larry was born in Springfield, Missouri to Omar and Pauline French. He graduated from Aurora High School, in Aurora Missouri, attended Drury University and was a member of the Sigma Nu fraternity. He later served in the US Army and was stationed in South Korea. He moved to Kansas City and later to Prairie Village, Kansas. He...
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Robert Sigman

Robert Eugene Sigman, 86, passed away Saturday, April 1, 2017 in Overland Park, Kansas after many hard-fought battles with his health. He leaves his wife of 62 years, Corinne (Corky); his eldest son, Michael Sigman and his wife, Sandra; his daughter, Sheri Coffin and her husband, Bruce; his youngest son, Jay Sigman and his wife, Keri; and four grandchildren: Brent Sigman, Chase Coffin, Morgan...
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Therese Eileen Grohman

Therese Eileen Scanlon Grohman, a sweet and loving Grand Mother, Mother, Wife, Aunt, and Friend to many, passed away today, March 31, 2017. She was 86. A devout Catholic, Therese always said that her prayer was to keep God in your life always, and then in happy or sad times, God will be there to hold your hand and guide you. Born May 27, 1930 in Kansas City, Missouri, she was the daughter of...
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Tom Johnson

Tom Johnson, 58, passed away Wednesday, March 22 at KU Med. Tom was born in Breckenridge MN Feb 21, 1959 to Donald and Sylvia Johnson. Tom graduated Beckman High School in Dyersville, IA in 1977. Tom moved to Washington where he met Mindi Murphy and got married April 1, 1989. Tom and Mindi moved to Texas where they gave birth to their 2 children Zachary Thomas Johnson and Samuel Patrick Johnson....
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Randall R. Carr

Randall R. Carr, 65, passed away March 13, 2017, of cancer. Randy was born August 5, 1951, the son of Gerald H. Jr. and Louise (Russell) Carr. Surviving him are his son, Thad (Tanya), two grandchildren, Randi Lee and Jaxon, and several brothers and sisters. He was born in Emlenton, Pa., played baseball for and graduated from Arizona State University, and called Kansas City home for the past 17...
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Bernard Ashner

Bernard “Barney” Ashner, 81, of Leawood, KS passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Sunday, March 5, 2017 at Menorah Medical Center. Funeral services will be at 12:00 pm noon Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at the Temple, Congregation B’nai Jehudah, 12320 Nall Ave., Overland Park, KS with burial to follow at Rosehill Cemetery. Kindly omit flowers. The family suggests contributions to The...
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Thomas P. Doyle

THOMAS P. DOYLE Thomas P. Doyle, 67, Mission Hills, KS passed away March 3, 2017 peacefully at his home. On Wednesday March 8, a visitation will be held at 10:30AM followed by a funeral Mass at 11:00AM at St. Ann Catholic Church – 7210 Mission Road. A luncheon will follow the service in the Parish Hall. Burial service will be at 1:30 PM at Resurrection Cemetery – W. 83rd and Quivira Road...
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Rita Marie Crossland

Rita Marie Crossland, age 88, of Kansas City, Kansas, who formerly lived in Denver, Colorado, Overland Park, Kansas, and more recently lived in Andover, Kansas, passed away on Sunday, February 26, 2017, where she was surrounded and celebrated by those who loved her most. Born on November 10, 1928 to James Daniel Cheesman and Susan Rosetta Cheesman, Rita was a playful soul from the start, and she...
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William A. Pointer

William Augustus Pointer, “Bill”, of Kansas City, Mo., died in his home on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. He was 87. Bill was born Aug. 21, 1929, to Genevieve (Packwood) Pointer and Gus Pointer in Osawatomie, Kan. He was the youngest of three children. His family later moved to Kansas City, Mo., and he graduated from De LaSalle Academy. Bill married the love of his life, Mary Jane, on Nov. 16,...
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Dorothy “Deedee” L. Vickrey Watson

Dorothy “Deedee” Lucille Vickrey Watson passed away peacefully on her birthday, Jan 28, 2017. She was born in Kansas City on Jan. 28, 1932 and was a lifetime resident except for a few years when she taught school in Guam and was a State Social Caseworker in Bozeman, Montana. During her lifetime, she was very active in the Kansas City Young Matrons, Heart of America Riding Club, Saddle &...
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