Helen L. Moore

Helen L. Moore, 95, of Kansas City, MO since 1999, passed away on December 31, 2014. She was born and lived in Ankeny, IA until moving to Sun City, AZ from 1979 to 1999. She loved her family and was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Helen had many varied interests but cooking was her favorite, especially baking pies and cookies. She liked to do all kinds of arts and...
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Howard Larcom

Howard Larcom, 81, of Overland Park, Kansas, passed away on December 27, 2014. Howard was born on July 28, 1933, in Denver, CO the son of Byron C. and Geneva E. Larcom. He grew up in Denver with his brother, Frank Larcom. He graduated from the University of Colorado with a degree in Chemical Engineering. Howard spent his career in manufacturing working as a chemical engineer as well as an...
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Helen DeMarea

Helen Marguerite DeMarea, 91, passed away on December 27, 2014, at Kingswood Senior Living Center. She was born in Holt, MO on June 24, 1923, the daughter of Paul & Catherine (Anderson) Curd. Helen lived in Kansas City most of her life. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 63 years at the time of his death, Frank August DeMarea, her son, David Paul DeMarea, brothers,...
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Carl Edward (Ed) Larcom

Edward Larcom, 57, of Overland Park, Kansas, passed away peacefully on December 23, 2014, in his home surrounded by family. Ed was born on Oct. 6, 1957, in Gary, IN, the son of Howard and Marion Larcom. He grew up in Decatur, IL and Morrisville, PA with his sister, Joyce Wright. He graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Industrial Engineering in 1980 and an MBA from Rockhurst...
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Donald Arthur Webb

Donald Arthur Webb 84, formerly of Florissant MO, died December 13, 2014. He was preceded in death 69 days earlier by wife Margaret (Targy) Webb. Services to be held at 10:30 a.m., December 27th, 2014 at St. Columbkille Church, 200 East 6th Street, Papillion, NE. 68046 Korisko Larkin Staskiewicz Funeral Home, Omaha. –
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Donna Eileen Maroney Grant

Donna Eileen (Maroney Drovdal Thoene) Grant passed away on Monday, December 15, 2014 after a long battle with Cancer at the NorthCare Hospice House at North Kansas City Hospital. Donna Eileen Maroney was born on October 6, 1940 to the late Farril and Viola (nee Walker) Maroney on a farm near Lebanon, South Dakota. Donna was the 8th of 10 children born to the Maroney clan. She gave birth to her...
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Martha Kathryn (Souder) Nolte

Martha “Marty” Nolte died December 10, 2014 at Village House in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, after a long illness. Marty was born April 12, 1930, in Mexico, Missouri, to Cannon and Kay Souder. She moved with her parents to Kansas City, Missouri, when she was a small child. Marty met Murray Nolte at church in Kansas City, Missouri, when she was 18 and fell in love. They married within a year of...
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John Jason Biro

“It’s so much darker when a light goes out than it would have been if it had never shone.” –John Steinbeck, Author John Jason Biro, 38, of Blue Springs, MO, passed away at his residence Thursday, November 27, 2014. He was born September 25, 1976, in Alton, IL. He leaves behind two beautiful daughters; Brynn Gayla Biro; 10 and Reese Jordan Biro; 6, both of Lee’s Summit,...
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Connie White

5/22/47 – 11/23/14 Feed the birds, pet the cats, and don’t forget to have treats for the doggies. They were her children, creatures of God sent to her for her compassion kindness and love.Connie was preceded in death by grandparents Robert White and Wanda Spencer, loving husband Kenneth (Sonny) White, Connie is survived by a daughter Maria and Scott Bachtel, son Kenneth...
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Mary Ella Maiden

Mary Ella Maiden, age 76, of Leawood, KS, passed away peacefully on November 18, 2014 in Kansas City, MO surrounded by family. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Mary and Richard Heldt; her grandson, Jake Heldt; and a large extended family originally from Madisonville, TX. She also had many close friends she considered her family from all aspects of her life. Services will be held...
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Dr. Jeffrey Manning Piehler

Jeffrey Manning Piehler of Prairie Village, Kansas, passed away on November 14th, 2014, in his home surrounded by family and friends. Jeff was born on June 11, 1947, in New York City, the son of Edmund O. Piehler, M.D. and Martha C. Piehler. He grew up in Worcester, MA with his three siblings Edmund Jr. (Ned), Jennifer, and Lisa, to whom he stayed close throughout his life. He graduated from...
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Gayle Crick

Tootsie Gayle Crick, lifelong resident of Kansas City, Missouri, died on Monday, November 10 with her dear Australian Shepherd, Holly, sitting sentinel by her side. Tootsie Gayle was born October 22, 1948 and grew up a fervent child of the 60’s. She protested injustice, sat-in, and stood up for what she believed was right. She loved people and did not know prejudice. She was a voracious...
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Betty Jeanne Laughlin Major

Betty Major, 94, of Kansas City passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 12, 2014. Betty was born in Kansas City, Missouri on February 7, 1920 to Melissa and Leonard Laughlin. She was raised in Independence and Liberty, Missouri, graduated from Liberty High School and attended William Jewell College where she was a member of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority. Memorial services will be held at 1:00...
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Jane V. Clemons

Jane V. Clemons, 98, of Prairie Village, KS, died on November 10, 2014 after a long illness. Jane is survived by her daughters, Nelle Garrecht (Robert) of Kirkwood, MO and Ann Sutherland (Will) of Toronto, ON; her son, James Clemons (Carolyn) of Leawood, KS; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. The family will hold a graveside service in Lincoln at a later date. Despite living in...
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Darrell Watts

Darrell Watts, 71, passed away on Sunday, November 2nd. Darrell was born on April 18, 1943, to Pierce and Edyth Watts on their farm in Wyandotte, OK. During his time on the farm Darrell developed his love for horses, having several while growing up, including his favorite, a Palomino horse named Bonnie. His early years in school were spent in a one room school house, and then he moved on to the...
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Michael Robert Drinane, Sr.

Michael Robert Drinane, Sr. 72, of Overland Park, Kansas, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 1, 2014 surrounded by family. He was born on June 9, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois to Clare and Robert Drinane and spent his childhood days being doted on by his aunts, playing football with the boys, swimming in Gage’s Lake, and sledding down dead man’s hill with his younger brother, David. He...
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Elizabeth Ellen Quirk O’Brien

Elizabeth (Betty) O’Brien, 93, of Kansas City, MO, died peacefully at home, October 16, 2014. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 21, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1800 SW State Route 150, Lee’s Summit, MO. Visitation will be from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the church. Betty was born November 18, 1920, the firstborn child of John W. Quirk and Aileen...
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Mary Elizabeth Cole Gencur

Mary Elizabeth Cole Gencur, 91, of Leawood, Kansas passed away October 12, 2014. Her life will be celebrated Friday, October 17th at Village Presbyterian Church; 6641 Mission Rd, Prairie Village, KS 66208. A visitation will be held at 1:00 PM with the funeral service immediately following at 2:00 PM. She will be laid to rest after the service at Mt. Moriah Cemetery, alongside her beloved husband...
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Jim Donnelly

Jim Donnelly died at home on September 12, 2014. He will be sorely missed by those who loved him. He leaves his wife, Mary, son Sam, extended family and many dear friends. Jim was always a giver. Frequently he would say he’d be on an elevator with a dozen people, and invariably a person who needed help or directions would turn to him. We’d joke about his invisible, neon sign that...
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Julie Koehn

Julie Ann Koehn, age 50, of Prairie Village, Kansas, passed away unexpectedly on September 3, 2014. Julie is survived by her two sons, Johnathan Maxwell “Max” Koehn and Anthony Thomas Koehn, both of Kansas City, KS. She is also survived by her large and extended family: her mother, Theresa Wolfe of Kansas City, MO, her father Thomas Saul and his wife Veronica of Tarpon Springs, FL, and her...
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Thomas M. Raimo

A sun sets; a sun rises…Thomas M. Raimo, born the son of Frank and Zora Raimo on October 5, 1938 in Kansas City, Mo., beloved husband, father, brother and grandfather, passed from this earth to his new home with the Lord on Sunday the 17th of August, 2014. He is survived by his wife Mary Francis of 53 years, and his children Mike Raimo, 53 (and his spouse Susan); Lisa Edelman, 52 (and her...
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Dr. Charles H. White

Dr. Charles Herbert White’s extraordinary life ended peacefully on August 17, 2014, at the age of 109. Born August 16, 1905, in Galesburg, IL, Charlie savored a life full of adventure and caring for others. After his father, a minister, was killed in a freak elevator accident, Charlie was inspired to become a physician after meeting medical missionaries his mother took into their home as...
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Stephen Adlington

Stephen Adlington 74, of Overland Park, Kansas went to be with His Heavenly Father on August 11th 2014. He died peacefully at home in the arms of his loving wife, Jeannie Matson Adlington. He enjoyed a long successful career in the automotive industry with Kenning Car Mart Ltd (London), from which he retired in 1999 when he moved to America. In his free time, Stephen enjoyed listening to and...
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Doris Fulghum

Doris Vaughan Fulghum died August 6, 2014.  She was the only child of Blanche Jones Vaughan and Roy Vaughan.  She was born November 20, 1922 in Buckner, Missouri and was a 1940 graduate of William Chrisman High School.  A descendent of the earliest settlers in Jackson and Clay Counties, she loved the family farm in the Missouri River bottoms near Atherton, Missouri. Doris married Gale Fulghum...
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Patricia Nelson

Patricia M. (Doyle) Nelson, 91, of Lenexa, Kansas passed away peacefully on August 2nd, 2014 in the presence of her family. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, August 9th at 10:30 AM in the stone chapel, 91st Terr. & Pflumm Rd., Holy Trinity Church, Lenexa, KS. Visitation will begin at 9:00AM, Rosary at 10:15AM. “Pat” will forever be remembered as a loving mother,...
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