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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Joan Taubin

Joan Taubin, 81, passed away on February 3rd, 2017 at her home in Overland Park, Kansas, surrounded by her loving family. Joan was born in Liberal, Missouri and resided in the Kansas City metropolitan area her entire life. She was raised in a family that enjoyed a wealth of love and happiness together. Joan exuded a very kind and peaceful presence. She was an accomplished musician and gave...
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Alice Pauline Judy

Mrs. Alice Pauline (Grace) Judy, 102, died February 2, 2017, in Overland Park, Kansas. Alice was born on March 4, 1914 in Delia, Kansas. Her parents, Tom and Ella Grace, were of Irish descent and she was proud of it. Alice was the second of eight children. Alice learned responsibility at a young age — when she was only eight years old, her mother gave birth to a set of twins and a set of...
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Elizabeth Louise (Jaster) Gregory Finney

Betty Finney, 100, passed away Sunday, January 29, 2017, at Kansas City Hospice House, Kansas City, MO. Visitation and the Mass of Resurrection were held Feb. 1, 2017, at the Church of the Ascension, Overland Park, KS. Burial will be at the Monticello (Ill.) Cemetery Saturday, Feb. 4th. 2017 at 1PM. Betty was born Nov. 3, 1916, at Edina, MO. She was the daughter of Henry H. Jaster and...
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Ray Hailey, Jr.

Ray Hailey, Jr. passed away peacefully on December 18, 2016 in Overland Park, Kansas. He is preceded in death by his parents Ray and Ombra (Perkins) Hailey. Ray was born July 26, 1923 in Springfield, Mo. He spent most of his early years in Ava, Mo. He then moved Kansas City, MO. where he graduated from East High School. Ray attended Kansas State University and the University of Missouri,...
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Jacqueline A. Horner

Jacqueline A. Horner, age 84, of Overland Park, KS slipped peacefully into the arms of Jesus on January 12, 2017. She was lovingly called “Whitey” by most friends and family, a nickname given to her by Tom Jr, her husband of 60 years. Jackie was born and raised in Colorado Springs, CO where she lived until she met an Army boy from Pennsylvania, Tom Jr., who swept her off her feet and...
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John Myers

John Robert Myers passed away on Friday, January 13, 2017 at the age of 78 after a brief illness. John was born and raised in Kansas City, MO. After graduating from Northeast high school, he joined the Army and was stationed in Germany for three years. When he returned, he worked at the Hotel Continental in downtown Kansas City where he met and married Margie Bonen, together they had six...
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Andrew Erker

Andrew Elliott Erker, 30, of Overland Park, KS, born on May 1, 1986, passed away at his home on Wednesday, January 11, 2017. He is survived by his wife – Hannah, parents – Thomas and Barbara, his “wolf-pack”: Ryan, his wife Stephanie and their three children: Emma, Madeline, and Thomas, Lauren, Katie and her husband Doug Reorda, Erin, and Alex. Also surviving are Charlie and Carolyn...
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David E. Hoskins, Sr.

David E. Hoskins, Sr. 72, of Overland Park, KS passed Jan. 3, 2017. A celebration of David’s life will be Sat. Jan. 7 from 3-5 at Signature Funerals, 8019 State Line Rd. Kansas City, MO 64114. Memorial contributions may be made to City Union Mission, 1700 E. 8th St., Kansas City, MO 64106. David Hoskins Sr was born March 3, 1944 in Auburn New York. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy...
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Ruth C. Potter

Ruth C. Potter, age 87, of Independence, passed away peacefully on December 31, 2016. Ruth was born and raised in Fort Collins, Colorado. She graduated from Fort Collins High School, and then attended Graceland College where she earned her Associates Degree. She then moved to Independence Mo where she attended Nursing School at the Independence Sanitarium and Hospital. Ruth was an avid...
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Dee Moe

Delores A. Moe, aged 87, slipped peacefully into the arms of Jesus at home on December 31, 2016 after a courageous battle with cancer. God’s grace, her phenomenal attitude and the lovely staff at the Sarah Cannon Cancer Center gave us the gift of much more time with her than we thought possible. Dee loved her family fiercely and enjoyed making the world a more beautiful place through her love...
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