Robert L. Meyers

It is with deep and heavy sadness that we announce the passing of our family patriarch, Robert (Bob) Meyers, 92. He passed up on Aug. 11, at Brookdale Rosehill in Shawnee, KS. Bob was told six weeks earlier he had double lung cancer. He picked out the place to spend the last weeks of his life. He knew KC Hospice and Rosehill would take great care of him. He was so right. Everyone was...
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Thomas J. Horner, Jr.

Thomas J. Horner Jr, age 84, of Overland Park, KS passed peacefully on August 12, 2017 with family members by his side.  He was lovingly called “Grit” by his family. The origin and meaning of the name are subject to much family debate. Tom was born and raised in Johnstown, PA to Thomas Horner, Sr and Mary Lape Horner, where he lived until leaving for college to play football at...
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Greg A. Neel

Gregory A. Neel, 51, of Lexington, MO passed away Aug 2, 2017 at his home. Greg is survived by his wife Krystal, children, Richard M, David M., Megan M., David B., Taylor V.N, Krysten V.N, Edward (Johnny) V.N, Ashley N, and Deborah N. and grandchildren JAylen, Ge’Markus, Anthony, Ariel, Envy, Caden, and Maddox. He was preceded in death by both parents, his sister, and 2 brothers. Greg loved...
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Jacki Schweiker

Lucille Jacqueline Schweiker passed away on August 5, 2017. She was born to John and Alma Scobee on March 12, 1926 in Des Moines, Iowa. Jacki graduated from Roosevelt High School in Des Moines, Iowa in January 1944. During WWII, she worked part time at Younker Brothers Department Store, while in high school. She was a Liberty Belle and wore a Czechoslovakia, (our ally) costume while selling...
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Vivian Karlin

Vivian Karlin passed away peacefully on August 2nd, 2017 at her home in Prairie Village, KS. A beloved mother, sister, teacher and friend – she was born January 5th, 1938 in Hays Kansas to Joseph and Mary (Sander) Schuster. She lived in Ellis, KS. and was especially blessed to have loving role models in her Parents and extended family. She met Cletus Karlin on a blind date, and they married on...
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Victoria Quinn

Victoria Quinn affectionately known as “Mama Toya,” joined her husband, Donald J. Quinn, in heaven on July 30th, 2017. Victoria died peacefully in her sleep at home, the way she wanted to, after a brief illness. During the days before her death, Victoria’s home was filled with music and laughter from the numerous family members who camped out to take turns caring and loving...
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Anne Marie Combs

Anne Marie Combs passed away peacefully at her home July 17, 2017, at the age of 63. A native of Kansas City, Anne spent her entire life caring for others. After graduating from St Teresa’s Academy and Avila University, she worked as a nurse for many years at St Joseph Medical Center, St Mary’s Medical Center and Dialysis Clinic Inc. After earning her M.B.A., she worked in hospital...
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Douglas John Leopold

Douglas John Leopold passed away in his sleep on July 19th, 2017 . He was born in Marceline Missouri on June 8th, 1957.He graduated from Marceline High School with the Class of 1975.He had attended college at CMSU in Warrensburg, and graduated in 1979 with an education degree. He taught history in Marceline, as well as in Holt County. He lived in Independence Missouri for most of his adult life....
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Dolores Setzekorn Eib

Dolores May Eib passed away on Friday, July 7, 2017 at the Kansas City Hospice House. She was born November 6, 1926 in St Louis, Mo to Harold Setzekorn. She graduated from University City High school and went to Nursing school at Missouri Baptist College for a RN degree. She started work at St. Luke’s in Kansas City around 1950. She earned her CRNA degree and worked at the VA...
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Charlotte Ayers Murphy

Charlotte Ayers Murphy, age 83, of Emerald Beach Village, Golden, Missouri was called to be with God on Sunday, July 2, 2017 in Kansas City, with her daughter by her side. She was born Charlotte Ann Ayers on August 9, 1933 in Springdale, Arkansas, daughter of Wilbur and Grace (Thompson) Ayers. She was a 1952 graduate of Carrier High School, Carrier, Oklahoma where she enjoyed playing...
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Virgil Valentino Bruno

Virgil Valentino Bruno April 28, 1922-June 29, 2017 Dad was a devout Catholic who volunteered in several capacities at St. Peters for over 50 years. He attended mass daily at 6:15 as the start of his day and was soon serving at that mass, a role he faithfully performed for decades until he could no longer stand or walk independently. Dad loved Big Band music from the 40’s and old movies and...
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James (Jim) Vollman

Jim Vollman, 87, died Monday, June 26, 2017 at Tallgrass Creek Retirement Community in Overland Park, Kansas. He was born May 5, 1930 in St. Louis, Missouri. Jim married Virginia Vollman in April, 1952. He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Vollman, his mother Laura (Schleif) Vollman and his brother, Lloyd Vollman. Jim is survived by his wife, his daughter, Patti Vollman and his...
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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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