Stephen David Cory

Stephen David Cory, 68, of Olathe, KS, passed away on Nov. 19, 2017, at Olathe Medical Center, following a battle with lymphoma. Steve was born on June 23, 1949, in Wiesbaden, Germany, son of Ward and Dorothy Cory. Growing up in a military family, Steve and his family lived in many places in the United States, including his favorite, Hickam Air Force Base in Honolulu, Hawaii.  His family later...
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P. John Owen

John Owen, 70, died November 4, 2017. He was born January 30, 1947, in Sedalia, MO to P. Cecil Owen and Marceille F. Owen. After graduating from Smith-Cotton High School in Sedalia, John obtained his BA in history in 1969 from Georgetown University and his Juris Doctorate in 1972 from Northwestern University. John’s legal career began in Kansas City, MO at Morrison Hecker LLP (now Stinson,...
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Isabel C. (Bolch) Helmuth

Isabel Carol Bolch was born 01/09/1935 in Kansas City, MO. She went to Westport High school and often talked of the fun times walking to and from school with her many neighborhood girlfriends. After high school she earned a teaching degree from Central Missouri State University (CMSU) in Warrensburg, MO. While at Warrensburg she met many sisters through her sorority, Sigma Kappa. CMSU was also...
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Jane Leo

Margaret Jane Stites Leo of Prairie Village, KS passed to a better place on November 2, 2017 following a prolonged illness at the age of 95. Jane was born on October 17, 1922 to Jack and Peg Stites and lived in Emporia, Ks and Bartlesville, OK during her childhood. She was a graduate of the University of Kansas. Jane was a longtime member of Kappa Alpha Theta (75 years), Mission Hills Country...
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Georgia Walker

Georgia Christine Walker (Bauer) Born July 8th 1955 to Lorraine Taylor Bauer and George Bauer in KCMO. Passed away November 6, 2017. Georgia grew up in Brookside and graduated from St. Theresa’s Academy in 1973. Georgia’s love for all animals, especially horses, began at a young age. As a girl she would take the bus from Brookside to Benjamin Stables to ride her favorite horse. Being the...
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Daniel Kennaley IV

Daniel John Kennaley, IV was the 3rd son and 5th child born to Daniel John Kennaley, III and Kathleen Mary (White)Kennaley on July 21, 1967. He had 7 siblings whose knowledge of books and trivia he persistently challenged. He was the proud father of Samuel Scott Schultz and loving “muncle” to (21) nieces and nephews. Although he’d insisted he didn’t want a party, he was joyfully feted...
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Robert L. “Duke” Ellington

On Oct. 16, 2017 Robert Leon (Duke) Ellington was called home. Robert Ellington was born in Sabetha, Kansas on July 28, 1927 to James and Mabel Ellington. He attended Sabetha schools and graduated in 1946 from Sabetha High School. On May 15, 1948 he married Fannie Louise Hopkins of Kansas City, Missouri. In 1951, Robert was drafted into the United States Army and served in the Korean War. ...
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Bob Sprenger

Bob Sprenger, a veteran sports public relations practitioner who won the admiration, respect and affection of media colleagues coast to coast, died Sunday at age 77, after a year-long battle with leukemia The Reno native spent his entire 50-year career “doing what I like to do more than anything else” he would like to say, which was diligently servicing an ever demanding, highly impatient...
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Nellie Brown

Nellie Lorraine Brown, 93, died peacefully at the home of her only daughter, Judith Lynn King, on Monday, October 16th, 2017. Born May 16th, 1924 in Salina, Kansas to parents Ibbie Fern Delilah Fazel and Ona Pearl Mosely. Preceding her in death were her WWII veteran husband, Robert Gene Brown, and youngest son, Dennis Patrick Brown. Besides her daughter, she leaves her son Robert Gene Brown, Jr.,...
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William (Bill) G. Wheeler

Bill went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 5, 2017. He was born September 30, 1926 to Joseph and Maude (Stevens) Wheeler in Sedelia, MO. His parents, two brothers and a sister proceed him in death. Bill’s wife and best friend of 42 years was Lavonne (Leonard) Wheeler, they were long time residents of Overland Park. Bill leaves behind Lavonne of the home, step-son, Charles Watts...
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Francis Alfred Unrein

Francis Alfred Unrein, age 90, passed away peacefully with his beloved, Bernice, by his side on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, in Overland Park, KS. Francis was born on May 8, 1927, to Dr. Gerard and Marguerite (Roberts) Unrein in Hays, KS. After graduating from St. Joseph Military Academy in 1945, he enlisted in the United States Navy and served his country in World War II. Upon his return from...
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Tom Poppe

Thomas Vernon Poppe, 67, passed away Saturday, October 7, 2017 at the University of Kansas Hospital after a short illness. Tom was born in Herington, KS and was the eldest child of Vernon and Ruth Poppe. He graduated top of his class from Centre High School in 1968. He was awarded a Summerfield Scholarship to the University of Kansas where he graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BS in Accounting. ...
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Mary Kathryn Strickland

Mary Kathryn Strickland, 93 of Lebanon, MO passed away Sept 20, 2017 in Prairie Village, KS. Mary K was born in Springfield, MO to James T. and Dona K. Carroll on December 30, 1923. She was a graduate of St. Cecelia’s Academy in Washington, D.C. and Drury College in Springfield, MO. She worked as a Registered Medical Technologist and served as the Laboratory Director at Breech Medical Center...
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Margaret Maley

Margaret Mary Maley left this world peacefully to be with Our Lord on September 14, 2017, at the age of 94. She passed away at Kansas City Hospice House, surrounded by family. Memorial services will be held on Tuesday, September 19, 2017, beginning with the recitation of the rosary at 9:30 am followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am at Church of Ascension 9510 W 127th St. OP KS....
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Judy Mullin

Judy Ann Mullin, of Lee’s Summit, MO left this world too soon. Kind and funny, with an ornery twinkle in her eye, Judy was the epitome of an indomitable spirit even as she fought her battle with early-onset Parkinson’s until her last breath. She peacefully passed away in the care of Crossroads Hospice at Beautiful Savior Nursing Home in Belton, MO surrounded by loved ones on Wednesday,...
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Gerald “Jerry” Booth

Gerald “Jerry” M. Booth, 71, of Olathe, KS died Saturday, September 9 after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease and dementia. Memorial services will be held Saturday, September 16 , 2017, 11:00 a.m. at Community Bible Church, 1304 N. Parker Street, Olathe, KS. Jerry was born April 22, 1946 in Gardner, KS to Richard and Jacqueline Booth of Blue Mound, KS. A gifted...
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Stacy Lynn Walker

Stacy Lynn Walker (Berry), of Olathe, KS, left this earth too soon. Beautiful and kind, with a warm smile and sparkling blue eyes, Stacy was the epitome of grace, faith, love and optimism throughout her life and especially during her hard fought battle with colon cancer. She passed away at home surrounded by family on August 30, 2017, at the age of 46. Born on May 24, 1971 in Kansas City, MO to...
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Ronald W. Gillette Sr.

Ronald Wayne (R.W.) Gillette Sr., age 85, passed away at St. Joseph Hospital, surrounded by his family on Friday August 11th, 2017. He was born on April 8th, 1932 in Kansas City, Missouri to T. F. and Madeline (Morris) Gillette. Ronald was awarded with a Certificate of Merit for Achievement in Industry Arts at the National Industry Arts Exhibition held at the Museum of Science and Industry, in...
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Sam R. Snoddy, Jr.

Sam R. Snoddy Jr, of Overland Park, Ks, age 86, passed away on August 29, 2017. Funeral services will be on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 10:30 am at Signature Funerals 8019 State Line Rd Kansas City, MO. 64114. Burial will follow in the National Cemetery, Leavenworth, Kansas. Sam was born July 11, 1931 in Armstrong, Missouri to Sam and Ruth Snoddy. Sam graduated from the University of...
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Eugene Edward Fibuch, M.D.

EUGENE Edward FIBUCH, M.D. – Eugene (Gene) E. Fibuch, M.D. peacefully passed away Sunday, August 20th, 2017 at the Hospice House of Kansas City after an arduous nine year battle with cancer. A visitation, funeral service and reception will be held Friday, August 25, 2017 at Cure of Ars Catholic Church, 9401 Mission Road, Leawood, KS 66206. The visitation begins at 9:00 a.m., followed by the...
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Bennie Eugene Stephenson Sr.

Bennie (Ben) Eugene Stephenson Sr. left this world peacefully to be with his Lord on August 17, 2017 at the age of 92. He passed away at the home. A visitation, funeral service and reception will be held Tuesday, August 22 at Church of the Resurrection 13720 Roe Ave., Leawood, KS 66224. The visitation begins at 2:00, followed by the service at 3:00 and a dinner reception from 4:00-5:00. ...
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Glen E. Davis

Glen E. Davis, 86, of Leawood, KS died Aug. 15, 2017 at his home. Glen was born, March 23, 1931 in San Diego, CA the son of D. Homer & Edith K. (Hibbs) Davis. He graduated with a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Kansas in 1954. He was a registered professional engineer in the State of Kansas. He married Catherine A. (Rutledge) Davis, Oct. 24, 1964 in St. Joseph, MO. Glen was...
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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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