Tyler Robert Rathbun

Tyler Robert Rathbun, beloved son of Theresa and Clay Rathbun and brother of Alexander, passed away Sunday, November 25, 2012. The world has been deprived of a sunny, talented and charming young man too soon. Tyler was born December 22, 1994 in Kansas City, MO. He attended Westwood View Elementary School; Indian Hills Middle School and Shawnee Mission East High School where he was a senior. At an...
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Heather Angel (Palmer)Gillum

Heather Angel (Palmer) Gillum Obituary Heather Angel (Palmer) Gillum, 74, of Overland Park, Kansas, passed away on November 18, 2012, at 11:10 AM.   Heather was born on March 3, 1938, in Lewknor, Oxfordshire, England.  She married James D. Gillum on July 23, 1960, while he was stationed in England with the United States Air Force.  Together they travelled the world, moving more than 15 times...
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Gwendolyn Kathlene Hazuka Hancock

Gwendolyn Kathlene Hazuka Hancock, age 36, died peacefully at home on November 3, 2012. Born May 4, 1976, she was a lifelong resident of the Overland Park, Kansa area. She attended Kansas State University and earned a master’s degree in business from the University of Kansas. Using that knowledge and her love of cooking, she created Zuk’s Delicious Delights, turning her recipes into...
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Fronalee Quirk

Fron Quirk, 92, long-time resident of Mission Hills, died October 25, 2012, in Kansas City. Known later in life as “Casey” to her family and friends, she was born in Lincolnton, NC, on Sept. 8, 1920, to Thomas and Katherine Palmer Eaker, and grew up in Lincolnton and later Charlotte. She met her husband, Robert James Quirk of Dubuque, IA, while working for the Federal Bureau of...
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Barbara T. Voelm

Barbara T. Voelm, 75, Mission, Kan., died October 21, 2012, after a hard fought recovery from a heart attack on Oct. 1. Memorial service to celebrate her life will be held 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at Village Presbyterian Church, 6641 Mission Road, Prairie Village. Barbara was born on March 29, 1937, to Fred and Dorothy Tiegs in Milwaukee, Wis. She graduated from Michigan State University with a...
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Helen Frank

Helen A. Frank, 88, passed into the loving arms of God on Oct. 20, 2012 surrounded by family after a short illness . She was born Jan. 11, 1924 in Kansas City, MO. Growing up in Osawatomie, KS as an only child, she was always proud of her father who was a dispatcher for the Missouri Pacific Railroad. She has many fond memories of taking the train for weekend trips to downtown Kansas City to shop...
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Virginia Morgan Westlake

Virginia Morgan Westlake, 96, died September 2, 2012, at the KC Hospice House in Kansas City, Mo. Virginia was born May 4, 1916, to Gertrude Cruzan Morgan and Roy L. Morgan at the Morgan family farm in Monroe County, Mo. She attended the local one-room school house nearest her home and then continued her high school education in Paris, Mo., while boarding with a local widow. She finished high...
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Grace Elizabeth Shaw

Grace Elizabeth Shaw, also known as mommy and daddy’s “little angel.” was born on January 31, 2006, and went to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 26, 2012. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 31, at the UM Church of the Resurrection, 13720 Roe, Leawood, KS 66224, in the Sanctuary (west building). Burial immediately following at Pleasant Valley Cemetery, 9500 W. 159th...
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Genevieve Eileen (Connor) O’Laughlin

GENEVIEVE EILEEN (CONNOR) O’LAUGHLIN Genevieve Eileen Connor O’Laughlin began her non-traditional life in a non-traditional way. She entered this world on Valentine’s Day, 1927. She was born on the dining room table at 3311 Jefferson, Kansas City, MO. Genny was the fifth of eight children born to Arthur and Ruby Connor. She was always fiercely independent. As a child, she was...
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C.C. McCartney

C.C. MCCARTNEY C.C. McCartney 70, of Lenexa, Kansas, passed away quietly August 11, 2012. C.C. was born May 30, 1942 to Jacob and Dorothea Schultz in Hardin, Montana. C.C. successfully DJ’d and programmed many great radio stations, including 96KX, KTLK in Denver and B- 100 in San Diego. He was one of the first PD’S to design and implement call-out research as an essential tool for...
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Lorne Buchner

LORNE BUCHNER Lorne Buchner, 82, passed away July 4, 2012. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 7, at Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church, 11100 College Blvd., Overland Park, KS 66210. Lorne was born July 26, 1929, in Kansas City, Mo., to Gustav and Hazel Buchner. He graduated from Southeast High School, joined the Marine Corps and then attended The University of...
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Jack Murta

JACK MURTA Jack Murta died Sunday, July 8, 2012. Born in Philadelphia, PA, in 1934, Jack was the youngest of Frank and Sarah Murta’s six children. His brothers Raymond, Joe and Paul, and sisters Doris and Mary predeceased him. He was well educated by the Christian Brothers who only rarely threw textbooks at his head to get his attention away from his bookmaking. As a young man, Jack joined...
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William Latz

WILLIAM A. LATZ William (Bill) A. Latz passed away June 9, 2012, surrounded by his family after a two year struggle with cancer. He was predeceased by his parents, Charles and Bernice Latz, his brother, Bob and sister, Ginny Wilkerson. Bill was a graduate of Bishop Hogan High School where he was class president and a Catholic League All-Star in basketball. He earned his college degree in business...
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Helen Rita Hart

HELEN RITA HART Helen Rita Hart, 85, of Kansas City, Mo., died June 15, 2012. Born in Kansas City, Kansas on October 20th, 1926, Helen was a lifelong Kansas City resident. She graduated with a degree in nursing from St. Joseph’s Hospital School of Nursing in 1947. In 1967, Helen established and directed the Student Health Services program at Rockhurst University, where she remained as the...
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Jack Nachman

JACK M. NACHMAN Jack M. Nachman, 90, of Mission, Kansas, passed away on June 13, 2012, after a graceful battle with cancer. Jack was born June 6, 1922, in Kansas City, Missouri. He attended Border Star elementary school, and graduated from Southwest High School in 1940, where he was an accomplished track star. He attended the University of Illinois until the outbreak of World War II. He enlisted...
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Marsha Grotjan Burton

MARSHA GROTJAN BURTON Marsha Grotjan Burton passed away June 9, 2012, after fighting a long and courageous battle with ovarian cancer. Marsha was born Jan. 10, 1949, in Marceline, Mo., to Harvey and Juanita Grotjan. Marsha graduated from Keytesville High School in 1967 where she was named valedictorian of her class. She attended the University of Missouri and later graduated from Webster...
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Bob O’Byrne

BOB O’BYRNE Bob O’Byrne was a man who never looked back, only forward. He passed peacefully at home surrounded by his family on June 2, 2012. Ask Bob of his life’s greatest accomplishment and he would eagerly tell you of his gracious wife and loving family. He and Mary Johanna Giudici enjoyed over 56 years of marriage, and Bob would count their four children as his greatest...
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Nathan “Ed” Beck

NATHAN “ED” BECK Nathan Edward Beck, 74, Olathe Kan., passed away peacefully in his home May 31, 2012. Visitation will be 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, June 4. Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 5. Both will take place at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Olathe. Ed was born March 2, 1938, in Balsam, NC. He lived most of his life in Olathe where he was an active member of the...
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Carol Susan Gleissner

CAROL SUSAN GLEISSNER Carol Susan Gleissner, 49, Bolingbrook, IL, passed away Wednesday, April 18, 2012. Funeral Services will be at St. Pius X Church in Mission, Kansas, on Friday, April 27, 2012. Friends may call from 9:30-11am at the church followed immediately by mass. She was born February 12, 1963 in Kansas City, MO. Carol graduated from Bishop Miege High School and Kansas State University...
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Glennon James Jennewein

GLENNON JAMES JENNEWEIN Glenn Jennewein of Overland Park, Kan., entered into eternal peace surrounded by his loving family on April 10, 2012. He was born in Saint Louis, Mo., to August H. and Thelma (Bisch) Jennewein. He graduated from Chaminade College Prep High School in St. Louis and earned his BBA at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas. Glenn enjoyed a career in the insurance...
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L.L. McAninch

LLOYD LEROY McANINCH Lloyd LeRoy McAninch, a man of great respect, whose life was well lived. Born on August 25, 1917, in Manhattan, Kansas to Lloyd and Ruth (Koger) McAninch, Salina, Kansas. LeRoy “Mac” McAninch passed away peacefully on Monday, April 9th, 2012, at the age of 94. After living in the small town of Zeendale, during his early life, he moved with his mother to Manhattan,...
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Matthew Robert Nagel

MATTHEW ROBERT NAGEL Matthew Robert Nagel, 35, Olathe, KS, passed away peacefully April 4, 2012, at KU Med Center, after suffering a major stroke. Memorial Services will be 4 p.m., Thursday, April 5, at Heartland Community Church in Olathe. Memorial Contributions may be made to The Hope Center – www.hopecenterkc.org – where Matt lived out his passionate faith. He is survived by his...
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William Oliver Player

WILLIAM OLIVER PLAYER William Oliver Player, Lenexa, KS, 70, passed away March 30, 2012. Funeral services will be held at Presbyterian Church of Stanley, 14895 Antioch Road, Overland Park, KS, on Saturday, April 7, 2012 at 2 p.m. The family will receive visitors at a one-hour visitation beginning at 1 p.m., as well as during a reception immediately following the funeral service. Memorial...
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Mary Jane Pointer

MARY JANE POINTER Mary Jane Pointer of Kansas City, Mo., died peacefully in her home on Monday, March 19, 2012. She was 79. Mary Jane was born March 1, 1933, to Agnes (Duffy) Payne and Stoney Payne in Kansas City. She was the third of four children and the second daughter. She adored her parents, and her siblings were some of her closest confidants. She grew up in Our Lady of Sorrows parish and...
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Richard Park

RICHARD R. PARK Richard R. Park, 73, of Overland Park, Kansas, and Georgetown, Texas, entered into eternal rest with his Heavenly Father on February 23, 2012. He passed away with his beloved family by his side in Georgetown, Texas, due to complications from pulmonary fibrosis. Richard was born in Centerville, Iowa, on October 1, 1938, the first born child of Zellan H. and Alice M. (Hickerson)...
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