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SHERMAN BRIAN OLSON

Published 1/6/2014

Sherman Brian Olson, 87, of Lenexa, Kansas, passed away Friday, January 3, 2014. Visitation: Tuesday, January 7, 2014 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM Penwell-Gabel - Olathe Chapel 14275 Blackbob Rd Olathe, KS 66062 913-768-6777 Service: Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 10:00 AM Community Covenant Church, 15700 W 87th St Pkwy, Lenexa, KS...

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GARY JACK PANNELL

Published 8/12/2013

Gary Jack Pannell, 79, of Olathe, KS passed away Aug.9, 2013. Funeral services will be held Aug. 16, at 10:00 AM at Countryside Church, 14150 W 175 St. Olathe, KS. Visitation will be held Aug. 15 from 6-8:00PM at Cedar Crest Memorial Chapel, 32665 Lexington Ave. De Soto, KS. Graveside services will be held Aug. 17 at 1:00 PM at Memorial Lawn...

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WAYNE EDWARD RINNE

Published 8/2/2013

Wayne Edward Rinne, 90, formerly of Gardner, KS, died Thursday, August 1, 2013 in Quincy, IL. Funeral Services will be 10:00 am Thursday, August 8, 2013 at Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, KS, 913-0856-7111. Burial will follow at Gardner Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8 pm Wednesday, August 7, 2013 with a Masonic Service at 8:00 pm, also at...

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HARRY WELCH

Published 7/11/2013

Harry LeRoy Welch of Springfield, MO, passed away at 8:40pm, July 5, 2013. Harry was born to Harry and Margaret Welch on October 4th, 1919, in Paola, KS. At age 17, he trained and served with the 114th Kansas Cavalry while attending Arma (Kansas) High School. Harry served in the US Army from 1936 – 1967 and held the rank of Captain. He...

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PATRICK E. MULCAHY

Published 7/8/2013

Patrick E. Mulcahy, 84, of Lenexa, Kansas, passed away on Sunday, July 7, 2013, at Kansas City Hospice House. Pat was born on August 11, 1928, in St. Paul, Minnesota, to Rudy and Leona (Wynn) Mulcahy. He attended South St. Paul High School where he played football, basketball and hockey, being voted the captain of the football team his senior...

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HAROLD “ALLEN” FRYE

Published 6/15/2013

Harold “Allen” Frye, 52, of Olathe, KS, passed away June 13, 2013 at his home. Funeral Services will be 11:30 am Monday, June 17, 2013, at Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, KS, 913-856-7111. Burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery, Lenexa, KS. Visitation will begin at 10:00 am before the service at the funeral home. Memorial Contributions...

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STANLEY HOSTETLER

Published 6/2/2013

Stanley G. Hostetler, 78, of Olathe, Kansas, passed away May 29, 2013. He was born June 8, 1934 in Kress, Texas, the son of Edgar and Helen (Finley) Hostetler. Stan graduated from Kress High School in 1952. He went on to Lipperts Business School where he studied court reporting. He was a court reporter for 49 years. He was owner and operator of...

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MAGNOLIA HARRIS

Published 6/2/2013

Magnolia Jean Harris was born January 29, 1937, to Julius Alfred and Elizabeth Carnation Banks. She was the second of four daughters – Naomi June Williamson, Shirley June Banks and the eldest sister Lillian Jean Thomas who preceded her in death. A Kanas City, Kansas, native, Magnolia began her career quest as an electronics assembler at...

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BRIAN BERG

Published 6/2/2013

Brian M. Berg passed away on June 1, 2013, surrounded by family. He spent the past three months at Villa St. Francis receiving hospice care. Brian was born July 7, 1939, in Superior, WI, to Mahlon and Jean Berg. Brian graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Wisconsin in Superior, WI, where he met his wife, Mary Lou, of...

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PATRICIA STEVENS

Published 6/2/2013

Patricia L. Stevens, 74, of Olathe, KS, passed away Friday, May 31, 2013. Memorial services will be at 3pm, Wednesday, June 5th at McGilley & Frye Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project. Patricia was born on June 8, 1938 to Harold and Maude (Worthington) New. She retired from BE...

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EVA BUMPERS

Published 6/2/2013

Eva Bryant Bumpers was born on August 22, 1919, in Mt. Vernon, AR to James and Mary Davis. She attended school at Mt. Vernon, AR and Arkansas State Teachers College in Conway, AR. She was married to Jarrell M. Bryant in 1939. They had one son, Lawrence D. Bryant. Jarrell was killed in action in Germany in 1945. Eva attended college and there...

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CHARLES B. “CHUCK” PETTY, JR.

Published 5/29/2013

Charles B. “Chuck” Petty, Jr., 82, of Olathe, passed away May 27, 2013 at Villa St. Francis, Olathe, KS. Funeral services will be held 10:00 am June 1, 2013 at Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, KS (913) 856-7111. Burial follows at Gardner Cemetery. Visitation 6:00-8:00 pm May 31, 2013 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to...

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SHERRY POST-PHILLIPS

Published 5/24/2013

SHERRY JEAN POST-PHILLIPS, 36, went home on May 22, 2013. Sherry was born January 13, 1977 in Olathe, KS to Richard and Irene Post. She lived in Spring Hill for most of her life before moving to Olathe in 1994. Sherry graduated from Olathe North High School in May 1995. Sherry has 3 wonderful boys, Noah Wayne, Brady Garrett, & William Chase. She...

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CAROL GRAVES

Published 5/24/2013

Carol Kirk Graves, 63, of Overland Park, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, May 20, 2013. She was born to the late Paul Kirk and Brooksie Baker Kirk on August 23, 1949, in Atlanta, GA. Carol was graduated from Headland High School, in East Point, GA, in 1967 and married Doug Graves in 1976 and they lived in Atlanta, GA, and in New Jersey...

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SHERRY VAN DORN

Published 5/24/2013

SHERRY L. VAN DORN, age 67, went home to be with her Lord on May 21, 2013. A memorial service will be held at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 15315 W 151st St. Olathe, KS on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 12:00pm with visitation an hour prior to service time. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society or to Aldersgate...

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JAQUELINE TOTTEN

Published 5/24/2013

Jaqueline “Jackie” Louise Totten, Age 71, of Olathe, Kansas passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 19, 2013. She will forever be remembered as a devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to everyone she met. Jackie was born on November 15, 1941 in Iowa City, Iowa to Charles and Elsie Jackson. Jackie...

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JOAN GERTRUDE

Published 5/24/2013

Joan “Trudy” Gertrude Rockers, 83, of Olathe, passed away on May 22, 2013. She was born on April 8, 1930 to Aloysios and Lenora (Kratzberg) Landwehr at Greeley, KS, KS. On October 11, 1950, she married Anthony “Tony” Rockers, and shortly thereafter made their home in Olathe, KS. She was a member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church, a...

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ISABELLA ROSALES

Published 5/24/2013

In memory of Isabella Marie Rosales; Born May 20, 2013 to Myranda H. Bohn and Julio R. Rosales. She also leaves behind maternal grandparents Cheryl and Steve Bohn and paternal grandparents Judy and Robert O. Hunter, and Julio E. Rosales, and great-grandparents, cousins, nieces, nephew, aunt’s and uncle’s. We thank all for your prayers...

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KATHRYN ELIZABETH KRAMER

Published 5/22/2013

Kathryn Elizabeth Kramer, 79 year old, Grove, OK resident passed away Mon., May 20, 2013 at Integris Grove Hospital. A visitation for Kathryn will be held from 5:00-6:00 pm. on Thur., May 23, 2013 at the Ellis Funeral Home in Grove, OK. A Kansas visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 pm Tues., May 28, 2013 at Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, KS (913)...

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LOIS FOOTE

Published 5/20/2013

Lois Foote, 62, of Bedford, IA, formerly Olathe, passed away May 16, 2013. Funeral service 11 a.m. Wednesday at Church of God, Council Bluffs. Visitation 6-8 Tuesday at the Church. Memorial service Thursday in Olathe Church of God of Prophecy. For more information call Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel, Clarinda, 712-542-4200.

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WAYNE ROBERTS

Published 5/13/2013

Wayne H. Roberts, 90, of Gardner, KS passed away May 12, 2013. Visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 pm, Wednesday, May 15 at Bruce Funeral Home, 106 S. Center, Gardner, KS, 913-856-7111, with a Masonic service at 7:30. Funeral services will be held 11:00 am, Thursday, May 16, also at Bruce Funeral Home. Graveside services with military honors will...

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ELDA ORNBURN

Published 5/13/2013

Elda M. Ornburn, 95, of Olathe, KS passed away Sunday, May 12, 2013 at Medical Lodge in Eudora, KS. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to the American Cancer Society or Olathe Medical Center. Elda was born May 17, 1917 in Omaha, NE to Charles and Ruth Stevens. She worked at Leader Clothing in Kansas City, KS before retiring...

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MARY LOU SURREY

Published 5/10/2013

Mary Lou Surrey, 88, Lenexa, KS, made her transition on May 6, 2013, at the home of her daughter. A celebration of her life will be held Monday, May 13, 2013, at 2:30 pm at Unity Church of Overland Park, 10300 Antioch, Overland Park, KS. Reception following at the church. Mary Lou was born October 29, 1924, to Lewis M. and Isabel N. Laravea...

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THELMA ELIZABETH COWDEN

Published 5/7/2013

Less than one day after celebrating her 97th birthday, Thelma Elizabeth Cowden of Gardner, KS went home to be with the Lord. Funeral services will be at 10:00 am Fri., May 10, 2013 at Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, KS (913) 856-7111. Burial following at Olathe Memorial Cemetery, Olathe, KS. Visitation 6:00 – 8:00 pm Thur., May 9, 2013 also at...

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GLEN HUSTON

Published 5/7/2013

Glen T. Huston, 95, of Gardner, KS passed away Friday May 3, 2013 at Pinnacle Ridge Nursing and Rehab. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to Grace Hospice c/o The Foundation for Hospice Care, c/o D. Paul Tyson, Blackwood, Langworthy & Tyson, L.C. 1220 Washington, Kansas City, MO 64105, 816-474-6200 Glen was born May 25, 1917...

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GLADYS JACKSON

Published 5/7/2013

Gladys was born in Stonewall, Oklahoma on October 6, 1926 to Cole and Josie Mack. She worked in the service of the Lord as a Chaplain for ten years in Sterling, Illinois. She was involved in missionary work in Oakland, California and loved singing in the Billy Graham Crusade Choir every year in Oakland. Gladys loved reading her bible and...

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NORBERT SMITH

Published 5/7/2013

Norb Smith, 75, died peacefully at home on Tuesday, April 30, 2013. Born on October 30, 1937 to Homer H. and Roselee (Fanning) Smith, Norb grew up in Olathe. He graduated from Olathe High School in 1955 and went to the University of Kansas where he earned a degree in Architecture in 1961 and lived a full life as an avid Jayhawks basketball fan....

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LEE WILLIAMS

Published 5/2/2013

Lee Williams May 9, 1940 – April 30, 2013 Graveside Service Saturday, May 04, 2013 10 am Olathe Memorial Cemetery

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CAROLINE LONGMOOR

Published 5/2/2013

Caroline “Kiki” Kemper German Longmoor, 80 of Overland Park, Kansas passed away on April 27, 2013. A private memorial service will be held to celebrate Caroline’s life. Caroline was born in Kansas City, Missouri on August 6, 1932. She graduated from Lee Summit High School and continued on to earn a BA in Art Education from Park College in...

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ROBERT BENTON

Published 5/2/2013

Robert Wayne Benton, 86, of Olathe, KS passed away Wed. May 1, 2013 at Olathe Medical Center. Robert was born Sept. 6, 1926 in Victor, IA to Elbert and Esther Benton. He was educated in Iowa schools before going to work as an Air Traffic Controller for 35 years. He served on Okinawa during World War II and is survived by his wife Joan Benton, and...

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JEFFRY O'BRIEN

Published 4/27/2013

Jeffry Scott O’Brien, 48, of Shawnee, Kansas, passed away Friday, April 26, 2013. Jeff was born in Vincennes, Indiana to David O’Brien and Barbara Adams on November 24, 1964. A visitation will be held on Monday, April 29th from 5 to 8 p.m. at Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home in Olathe, Kansas. A Celebration of his life will be held Tuesday, April...

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HELEN HAMILTON

Published 4/27/2013

Helen Catherine Hamilton went home to be with the Lord on April 25, 2013. Helen was born August 8, 1930 to Max and Vidalia Weiss. She was raised by her maternal grandparents, Edward and Winifred Schuster. On Dec. 24, 1948, Helen married Robert (Bob) Hamilton. They had two daughters, Theresa and Lisa. During her 50-year career. Helen worked...

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PATRICIA KING

Published 4/27/2013

Patricia King, 64, passed away April 25, 2013 in Kansas City, MO. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, May 4th at Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home, 14275 S Blackbob, Olathe, KS where the family will receive friends an hour prior to service time. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500...

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RICHARD HOUSLER

Published 4/24/2013

Richard Russell Housler, 87, formerly of Largo, Florida passed away Monday, April 22, 2013. Richard is survived by his wife: Gloria C. Housler. Richard was cremated according to his wishes. A private family memorial service will take place at a later date.

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MASTER SGT. JOHN ROBERT MATTHEWS

Published 4/23/2013

Master Sgt. John Robert Matthews, 83, passed away April 22, 2013 in Olathe, KS. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675. John is survived by his wife, three children, six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and his brother. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his...

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ERMA THOMPSON

Published 4/21/2013

Erma Clevenger Thompson, died April 21, 2013. Erma was born to Florence Smith Clevenger and Redmond Clevenger in Persia, IA Jan 25, 1937. She married William S. Thompson Sept. 17, 1955 at St. Bridgetts Catholic Church in Scammon, KS. They have six children Teresa Klous (Jim), Tom, Marshall (Michelle), Brian, Brad and Deana Funk (Byron). She is...

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JOYCE LEE (LYERLA) WORLEY

Published 4/21/2013

Joyce Lee (Lyerla) Worley, 74, passed away Friday morning, April 19, 2013 at the home. Joyce was born December 4, 1938, the youngest child of Holland and Delores (Koger) Lyerla. She was united in marriage to Fred Worley on May 9, 1959 in Galena, Ks. Fred was employed by Delco Battery in Olathe, Ks, where he later retired from. Their first home was...

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WILMA 'JEAN' MANESS

Published 4/17/2013

Wilma “Jean” Maness, 84, of De Soto, KS passed away April 17, 2013 at Medicalodges of Eudora. Funeral services will be held 11:00 am Sat., April 20, 2013 at De Soto Baptist Church, 8655 Church St., De Soto, KS. Burial follows at De Soto Cemetery. Visitation 10:00 am before the service at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the De...

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BONNIE COOPER

Published 4/16/2013

Bonnie L. Cooper, 79, of Olathe, KS passed away Monday April 15, 2013 at home. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to Hospice of Olathe Medical Center. Bonnie was born Feb. 25, 1934 to Ira and Linnie Alma Jones and was raised in Olathe, KS. She graduated from the Hayes School of Beauty, owned and operated the Cameo Beauty...

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ESTHER BUCKNER

Published 4/16/2013

Esther Buckner, 80 of Olathe, Kansas, was called home to be with her Savior on April 14, 2013. Our beautiful mother was born in Chicago on December 30th, 1932. She later moved to California and met and fell in love with our amazing dad, Bob. Dad preceded her in death in 2005 and is missed every single day. Mom’s welcoming smile, her...

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CHESTER C. BOLEN

Published 4/15/2013

Chester C. Bolen, 85, of Olathe, KS, passed away April 14, 2013. Graveside services with military honors will be 10am, Friday, at Leavenworth National Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice . Chester was a longtime employee of Holland Construction and thoroughly enjoyed camping, fishing, racing and KU...

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BRENDA S. BREWER

Published 4/15/2013

Brenda S. Brewer, 57, of Olathe, passed away on April 14, 2013. Memorials are suggested to the Cancer Care Center, Overland Park, KS or to Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Olathe, KS. Brenda was born November 7, 1955 in Dayton, Ohio to Hubert and Irene Brewer. She married Mark Horton on August 13, 1989 in Lamar, MO. Brenda was employed with...

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CURTIS G. SHOOP

Published 4/15/2013

Curtis G. Shoop Curtis G. Shoop, 81, of Olathe, passed away on April 13, 2013 at Royal Terrace Care Center. He was born on July 1, 1931 to Orrin and Myrtle Shoop. On April 13, 1975, he married Donna Doll, and they were long-time residents of Olathe, Kansas. Curtis lead a Prison Ministry for over ten years and was also employed with...

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CHARLES WILLIAM (BILL) BOWEN

Published 4/15/2013

Charles William (Bill) Bowen died Friday, April 12, 2013. Bill was an incredible husband, father, grandfather, and friend. After graduation from the University of Kansas, Bill served in the United States Navy from 1954 to 1957. Following his military service, Bill worked at IBM in St Louis and Kansas City for 40 years. Bill loved his family,...

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WILLIAM 'BILL' H. HOLLAND

Published 4/11/2013

William “Bill” H. Holland, 89, of Olathe, KS passed away Tuesday April 9, 2013 at his home. Bill was born June 18, 1923 in Lake Mills, IA to Henry and Edith (Johnson) Holland. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Monday, April 15 at the Penwell-Gabel Olathe Chapel, 14275 Black Bob Road, Olathe, KS (913-768-6777). Graveside service...

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CHARLES 'CHUCK' R. SHELTON

Published 4/10/2013

Charles "Chuck" R. Shelton, 54, of Olathe, Kan. passed away suddenly on April 4, 2013. Beloved husband and best friend of Terri, loving father of Lindsay Shelton, Kaitlin Shelton (finance Jeremy Beach) and Eric McClanahan, son of Richard "Dick" Shelton of Punta Gorda, FL (formerly of Kansas City, KS) and the late Mary Shelton, brother of Cathy...

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DONNA L. (ORR) KINNEY

Published 4/10/2013

Donna L. Kinney, 78, of Olathe, Kansas passed away surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, April 7, 2013. She will forever be remembered as a devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great-great grandmother, sister, aunt, niece and friend to everyone she met. Visitation is to be 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Friday, April 12,...

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ROBERTA “BOBBIE” ANN MEYERS

Published 4/8/2013

Roberta “Bobbie” Ann Meyers, 62, of Gardner, KS, passed away Sunday, April 7, 2013 at her home. A Memorial Service will be 2 pm Thursday, April 11, 2013 at Bruce Funeral Home, 106 S. Center, Gardner, KS 66030 (913)856-7111. Visitation will be 1 pm before the service. Memorial Contributions may be made to Kansas City Hospice House and...

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WILLIAM “BILL” FRANCIS SCHULZ

Published 3/28/2013

William “Bill” Francis Schulz, 82, of Gardner, KS passed away March 27, 2013 at Olathe Medical Center. Graveside services will be held 1:00 pm Tues., April 2, 2013 at Gardner Cemetery. Visitation will be held 6:00-8:00 pm, Mon., April 1, 2013 at Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, KS (913) 856-7111. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded...

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PAMELA SUE RANKIN

Published 3/25/2013

Pamela Sue (Hammond) Rankin, 65, of Overland Park, KS, went home March 22, 2013 at Shawnee Mission Medical Center. Graveside Service will be 3:30 pm Thursday, March 28, 2013 at Pleasant View Cemetery, Shawnee, KS. Visitation will be from 6 – 8:00 pm Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, 913-856-7111. Memorial Contributions...

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REV. HERBERT “HERB” KETTERLING

Published 3/13/2013

Rev. Herbert “Herb” Ketterling, age 87, went peacefully to be with his Lord in Heaven March 11, 2013. Herb was most recently an associate Pastor of First Church of the Nazarene, Greeley, Co. for several years. Herb is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Shirley Ketterling, residents of Greeley, Colorado. Herb is also survived by...

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JAMES “JIM” THOMAS ADAMSON

Published 2/7/2013

James “Jim” Thomas Adamson, 75, of Gardner, passed away February 4, 2013 at his home. Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 am Friday, February 8, 2013 at Divine Mercy Catholic Church, 555 W. Main, Gardner, KS. Burial follows at Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Olathe, KS. Visitation 6:00-8:00 pm Thursday, February 7, 2013 at Bruce Funeral Home,...

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