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a THE KANSAS CITY STAR. SUNDAY, MAY 24, 2009 B5 REM REMEMBRANCES CONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE GLADYS ELIZABETH GAIGNAT, (HALE) Gladys Elizabeth Gaignat, born June 7, 1918, passed away May 21, 2009 at Wilshire at Lakewood Nursing Home. Funeral services will be at 11:00 am Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at Maple Hill Funeral Home. Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from Tuesday at the funeral home.

Gladys was preceded in death by her husband Cecil W. Gaignat. Survivors include son and daughter in law: Dwayne and Lola Moore; Granddaughters: Diana and Joe Magerl, Marsha and Jerry Allen, Connie and Chris Damico, Bonnie and Dan Bruns; 10 Great Grandchildren; 9 Great Great Grandchildren. (Arrs: Maple Hill Funeral Home, (913) 831-3345) DONNA K. GAMBLE Donna K.

Gamble, 50, of Raytown, MO passed away May 20, 2009. Funeral services will I be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday May 27, 2009 at D.W. New-comer's Sons Floral Hills Chapel; burial in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 6 p.m.

to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the chapel. The family suggests contributions to the American Heart Association. Donna was preceded in death by her parents, Kenneth and Mildred Stewart; sister, Barbara Hibdon; brothers-in-law, Harold Roper and Jim Reed and niece Kelly Peek. She leaves to mourn her death her husband, Guy Gamble; daughter, Dawn Altis and her husband Richard; grandson, Alexander Altis; dogs, Pudgie and Scruffy; granddogs, Buddy and Max; brothers, Kenneth Stewart, Jr.

and his wife Elaine; Wilbur Stewart and his wife Debbie; her twin brother Danny Stewart; sisters, Laura Mae Roper, Shirley Reed and Lila Duncan; mother and father-in-law, John and Pat Gamble; brother-in-law, Jeff Gamble as well as dozens of nieces and nephews. Donna is a member of First Baptist Church of Raytown. Her ministry in life was as a nurse in geriatrics. She also enjoyed motorcycle riding with her husband, Guy, fishing and last but not least the love of her grandson. Fond memories and condolences for the family may be left at www.dwnewcomers.com (Arrangements: D.W.

Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Chapel, 7000 Blue Ridge, W. NEWCOMER'S KCMO 64133, 816-353- SONS 1218) PHYLLIS C. GLADMAN Phyllis C. Gladman, of Leawood, Kansas, passed away peacefully after an eight year courageous battle with lung cancer with her family at her side at the KC Hospice House in the early morning on Friday, May 22, 2009. Phyllis was a loving daughter to her parents, Edith and Deacon Cohen, who preceded her in death and with whom she is now reunited.

Phyllis was a life time resident of Kansas City, Leawood and Overland Park. She is survived by her children, Sharon Choikhit, Beverly Plost and Howard Plost. She was a devoted mother who always did her very best to provide, care and love for her children. They will always remember Phyllis as their beautiful, smart, funny, caring, loyal and fiercely protective mother. They will love and miss having her in their lives each day talking and spending time with her.

Phyllis was a loving grandmother to her two granddaughters who she adored and treasured, Gabrielle Choikhit and Alycia Choikhit, both of whom will deeply miss respectively their Grams and Grammy. She always provided a safe and loving place for them in her heart and arms. She was a successful business owner of the prestigious Phyllis Gladman Associates Real Estate Company; as a broker she achieved numerous times the "Four Million Dollar Club" award. Her clients were friends and she did not sell houses, but rather helped them find homes to build their lives. She always did the right thing for her family, friends and clients.

Phyllis was raised in Kansas City, graduated from Paseo High School and attended Oklahoma University in Norman, Oklahoma, where she was a member of the Sigma Delta Tau sorority, Phyllis enjoyed playing golf, watching movies, cooking with her grandchildren and adored her animals, especially her dog, Gus. Phyllis leaves her many family and friends with wonderful memories, funny stories and a lifetime of love. Rest in peace; you will be missed Phyllis. Please join Phyllis's family on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 to celebrate her life with a visitation from 1-2pm and a memorial service at 2pm to be held at D.W. Newcomer's Sons Johnson County Chapel, 11200 Metcalf, and Overland Park Kansas.

In of flowers, please make memorial contributions to Kansas City Hospice and Palliative Care, 10100 W. 87th Street, Suite 100, Overland Park, KS 66212 or the Make-a-Wish Foundation of America, Gift Processing Center, P.O. Box 29119, Phoenix, AZ 85038-9119. Arr: D.W. Newcomer's Sons Johnson County Chapel, 913-451-1860.

D.W. SONS LARRY WAYNE GLASS Larry Wayne Glass, of Kansas City, passed away May 16, 2009, in Aurora, Colo. Funeral services will be 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, Charter Funerals, Mission Parkway, Merwill be from 7 to 9 chapel. Burial will National Cemetery.

EXPRESS CONDOLENCES After graduating from High School in Kansas City, Larry joined the United States Army. During his six years in the Army he served three tours in Iraq and attained the rank of Sergeant. Larry was preceded in death by his grandparents, Nelly Glass and Orville Compton. He is survived by his father, Larry L. Glass (Catherine); his mother, Belinda L.

Isabell (Kurt); his wife, Danielle Glass; sister, Michelle L. Glass; stepbrother, Dustin Wrisinger (Amber); stepsisters, Mashea Voyles and Courtney Voyles; grandfather, Wayne Glass; grandmother, Daisy Compton; and two godchildren. Charter Funerals (816) 921-5555. KINDRA McCLAIN HAWK Kindra McClain Hawk, 31, of Kansas City, MO, died suddenly Thursday, May 21, 2009. Memorial services will be 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at the McGilley Midtown Chapel, 20 W. Linwood Blvd; where visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to the Piper Nann McClain Scholarship Fund, Susan McClain. Kindra was born April 16, 1978, in Merriam, KS, to Charles W. and Susan Lee (Haertling) McClain, II.

She was a hair stylist at Salon Beau Monde She graduated from Olathe South High School in 1997. Her survivors include daughter, Piper Nann McClain of the home; her parents Charles W. McClain, Il and Susan Lee McClain; her brother, Justin Levi McClain, US Army, Iraq; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Mel Haertling and paternal grandparents Mr.

and Mrs. Charles McClain. (Arr. McGilley 816-753-6200.) Midtown Dignity) Chapel, MARVIN LEE HAYES Marvin Lee Hayes, 87, went to be with our Lord and Savior on May 18, 2009 at Foxwood Springs Living Center in Raymore, MO. Marvin was born on March.

28, 1922 in Murrayville, IL. He was a World War veteran, serving in the U.S. Navy for 20 years and another 10 years in 1 the Naval Reserve. After retiring from the Navy, Marvin graduated from Illinois State University with degrees in mathematics and psychology. Marvin was employed by the Waukegan, IL, Public School District for 18 years as a school psychologist.

Marvin served as a deacon, treasurer and Sunday School teacher at numerous churches including Lewis Ave. Baptist Church in Waukegan, IL, and Missoula Southern Baptist Church in Missoula, MT. A devoted husband, father, and grandfather, Marvin always placed God, country, and family before anything else. He was preceded in death by his parents Charles Hayes and Charlotte Blackford Hayes and six brothers and sisters. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, the love of his life and best friend, Betty Ellison Hayes; brother, Earl Hayes of Ledyard, CT; children: David Hayes (Peggy) of Worthington, OH; Mark Hayes (Mike) of Kansas City, MO; Lisa Hayes Meyerhoff (Jim) of Houston, TX; and Christopher Hayes (Anne) of Springfield, VA.

Marvin was very proud of his 6 grandchildren: Chris, Alex, Christina, Sarah, Ben, and Hannah. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews and friends. The Memorial Service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 30, 2009 at Foxwood Springs Living Center, 500 N. Mott Raymore, MO 64083.

The service will be followed by a reception. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Marvin's memory to either the Fellowship of John, a benevolence nonprofit organization for the residents of Foxwood Springs (P.O. Box 701, Raymore, MO 64083), or the Alzheimer's Association. BILL E. HAYNES Bill E.

Haynes, 81, of Olathe, KS, died of cancer on May 22, 2009 at home. He was born in Henry County, IN, on May 20, 1982, to Harold and Helen (Apple) Haynes, who named him Billy Eugene Haynes. He grew up with three younger brothers, Paul, Bob, and Jerry. Bill and his brother Paul were cheerleaders for the Spiceland, IN, high school Stinger Basketball Team. Bill graduated early from Spiceland High School.

In 1945, he enlisted in the Navy V5 program, which was canceled several months later, and he was discharged. He graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington, IN, in 1952, with his B.S. degree. He was employed by General Motors in 1952, He was transferred to Olathe, KS, when Delco Battery was built in 1956. He attended night law school at UMKC for 4.5 years, graduating with his J.D.

Degree in 1965. Bill left Delco Battery after 10 years in June 1965, and was in private law practice until 1968, He was an Assistant Johnson County Attorney for approximately 2 years; in 1971, he became a Kansas District Judge in Johnson County, retiring in August 1993. Bill was a Mason in Indiana for 60 years, a 32nd Degree Mason, a member of the Scottish Rite, Johnson County Bar Association, American Legion, Henry County Indiana Historjcal Society, Spiceland Preservation and Tourism Society, a former member of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges and a past member of the Abdallah Shrine. Bill married his wife of 62 years, Betty Lou Reece, on December 1, 1946 at her parent's home in Spiceland, IN. His is survived by his wife Betty; 3 sons Mark (Gwen) of Denver, CO, Eric (Jeannie) and Scott (Terri) of Olathe, KS; 8 grandchildren, Alexis, Bobby, Sarah and Andy Haynes of Denver, CO, Kala (Cory)Niccum of Olathe, KS, Nathan Haynes of Raytown, MO, Michael and Garrett Haynes of Olathe; 1 great grandson, Drake Niccum, 1 month old of SHARE MEMORIES SIGN GO TO Olathe, KS; 5 sisters-in-law, Patti.

Haynes, Chris Haynes, Juanita Reece, Lesley Reece and Mary Brown, all of IN; cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, 3 brothers, 2 sisters-in-law, Ramona Haynes and Donna Haynes, 3 brothers-in-law, Paul Reece, Jr. Max Reece and Johnnie Brown. Also preceding him in death were his furry canine friends, Missy, Bengy, Judi, and Pebbles. Visitation for Bill will be at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home, 14275 Blackbob Olathe, KS; followed by a Memorial Service at 1 p.m.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Hospice of Olathe Medical Center, 20333 West 151st st TDB 2, Suite 301, Olathe, KS 66061, or the Spiceland Preservation and Tourism Society (S.P.A.T.S. for short), P.O. Box 453, Spiceland, IN 47385. The Haynes family wishes to thank Dr. John Freehan, Lesley, all his other staff, Olathe Medical Center Hospice, especially Sandy Clarence, Kitty Mikhaelle, and Darcy for their kindness and caring.

To leave a message for the family please visit www.penwellgabel.com. LUCILLE GERTRUDE (LEONARD) HEMRICH (Arrangements: Chapel. Hill-Butler 913-334-3366) Funeral Home, (Dignity) JIM HESS Lucille G. Hemrich, 92 of Gardner, KS, passed away on May 21, 2009. Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m.

on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at the Chapel Hill-Butler Funeral Home, 701 N. 94th Street, Kansas City, KS. Burial In Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, prior to the service. Lucille was born on January 1, 1917 in Omaha, NE, to Norman and Laura Anna (Lyman) Leonard.

She worked in sales and the accounting dept. for the Russell Stover Candy Co. Lucille is preceded in death by her parents, husband; John Franklin Hemrich, sons; Leonard and John Norman Hemrich, and her sister; Ruth Mathewson. She is survived by her niece; Mary Kimball and her husband, Larry Kimball, one granddaughter; Annetta Criger, and two great grandson's; David and Christian Criger, daughter in-law; Donna Hemrich, along with her extended family, who were her care givers; Carolyn and Vernon Leiker, and families, and the Montgomery Families. Pallbearers; Randy Poletis, Vernon Leiker, Randy Leiker, Steve Leiker, Richard Montgomery, Monty Montgomery, Honorary Pallbearer Larry Kimball.

Jim Hess, 36, formerly of Leawood, KS, passed away May 14, 2009 at his home in Raleigh, NC, after an eight year journey fighting a brain tumor. He was surrounded by those who loved Jim graduated from Blue Valley North High School and Kansas State University where he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. Loving husband, son, brother, and friend, he will always be remembered for his huge, infectious grin, quirky sense of humor, kind heart, and strong belief that tomorrow will be a better day. Jim is survived by his wife, Michele Alishahi of Raleigh, NC, mother, Karen Hess of Prairie Village, KS, father, Jerry Hess and step-mother, Donna of Las Vegas, NV, brother, John and sister-inlaw, Tami of Leawood, KS, and nieces, Kate, Lauren, and Annie. Friends and family are invited to a celebration of Jim's life on the 4th of July from 1 p.m.

to 5 p.m. For more information and to RSVP, contact or by June 18th. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to www.caringbridge.org or www.cancer.duke.edu/btc. FREDA M. HESTAND Freda M.

Hestand, 96, of Grandview, MO, passed away Thursday, May 21, 2009. Visitation will be p.m. Monday, May 25th at Park Lawn Chapel, 8251 Hillcrest Road, KCMO. Services will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 26th at the chapel.

Burial will be in Wills Cemetery. Freda was born February 8, 1913 in Afton, OK, to Alonzo N. Jarvis and Bertha L. Harvey. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil in 1977 and her grandson, Matthew Hestand in 2008.

She leaves her sons, Herbert (Billie) Hestand of Lee's Summit, MO, and Larry (Janell) Hestand of Grove, OK, four grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Arrangements: Park Lawn Funeral Home, 816-523-1234. BETTY L. HICKS Betty L. Hicks, 75, Kansas City, KS, passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at Providence Medical Center.

Funeral services will be Thursday, May 28. at Charter Funerals, 10250 Shawnee Mission Parkway. Burial in Shawnee Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday at the chapel.

Betty is survived by daughters: Mary Nellie Ward, Betty Lou Rhodes, and Mary Lou Hadi; 16 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren; 3 brothers and one sister. (Arr: Charter Funerals, 816-921- 5555) DANIAL DAVID HILL Danial David Hill died May 6, 2009 after a long battle with cancer. Dan was a 1954 graduate of Southeast High School, Kansas City, MO, and graduated from Southwest Baptist College, The Army Language School, and The George Washington University. Graduate work was done at the University of Chicago. Among his professional efforts were: both government and retail purchasing; Commodity Analyst for the U.S.

Tariff Commission; for the Chicago Board of Trade; Executive Director of the Dental Assisting National Board; and IT Project A GUEST BOOK INFORMATION OBITUARY SECTION AT WWW. for the State of Washington. He also served as a Russian linguist with the United States Air Force. In retirement, he developed his talents for painting and sculpting. He was preceded in death by his partner of 28 years, William H.

Barr; father, Oscar L. Hill; mother, Verna P. Hill; and brothers, Melvin M. Hill and LaClede (Buster) L. Hill.

He is survived by his sisters, Joyce M. Clark and husband Howard of Kansas City, MO; Susan A. Plaxco and husband Jerry, of Muscle Shoals, AL; brother Arthur (Jack) E. Hill and wife June, of St. Louis; sister-in-law Eva J.

Hill, of Lee's Summit, MO; and a multitude of nieces and nephews, covering three generations. A Memorial Service will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, May 31, 2009 at the McGilley State Line Chapel, 12301 State Line Kansas City, MO 64145. Visitation will be at the chapel an hour preceding the Memorial Service at 1:00 p.m. A second Memorial Service will be held in the Seattle area.

Those interested in attending the Seattle service should contact Carol Brandt, 253-941-9203. In lieu of flowers, Dan has requested that any memorials be in the form of donations to the Family Health Care Clinic, 341 Southwest Boulevard, Kansas City, KS, or to the charity of the giver's choice. (Arrangements: McGilley 942-6180) State Line Chapel, 816-( (Dignity) DR. JEROME EDWARD HOLTZMAN Dr. Jerome Edward Holtzman, 82, of Olathe, Kansas, passed away on Tuesday, May 21, 2009 surrounded by his loving family.

Visitation will be on Tuesday, May 26th, from p.m. at Mount Moriah and Freeman Chapel, 10507 Holmes Rd, KCMO. Services will be on Wednesday, May 27th at 11:00 a.m. at Queen of the Holy Rosary, 22779 Metcalf Ave, Bucyrus, KS. Burial in Mount Moriah Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Joan; children, Deborah Jones (Bill) of Ft. Collins, CO, Carol Parker (Scott) of Olathe, KS, Jerome Holtzman (Angela) of Olathe, KS, Andrea Margolis (Tom) of Oconomowoc, WI, and Susan Charles (Jim) of Overland Park, KS; 10 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Dr. Holtzman graduated from U.M.K.C. in 1956, with a D.D.S.

degree and practiced dentistry in Prairie Village for 51 years, prior to his retirement in 2007. In 1 2006, Jerome received a 50 year service award from the Missouri State Senate for the practice of dentistry. He will be sadly missed by family and friends. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Rinehart Foundation, 650 E. 25th KCMO 64108 (Jerome E.

Holtzman Scholarship Fund). (Arr. Mount Moriah Freeman, 816-942-2004.) ETHEL B. HRUSKA Ethel B. Hruska, age 94, of Prairie Village, formerly of Paola, KS, passed away Wednesday, May 20, at Sunrise of Overland Park.

Services were Sat. May 23, 2009 at the Penwell-Gabel Paola Chapel, Paola, KS. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. To leave a special message for the family please visit our website at www.PenwellGabel.com. PATRICIA ANN HUFFMAN Patricia Ann Huffman, 73, Belton, passed away May 23, 2009.

She is survived by her husband Grant Huffman of 51 years; children Michael, Raymond Dean Teresa A. Parcell; 8 grandchildren. Services 2 p.m. Cullen Funeral Home; visitation 1-2 p.m. (Arr.

Cullen Funeral Home, 816-322-5278) MARILYN K. HUTCHISON, M.D. Marilyn K. Hutchison, M.D., 90, of Lee's Summit, passed away quietly at home on May 17, 2009. Dr.

Hutchison was born in Philadelphia, Pa. in December 1918 but spent most of her school life in Kansas City, Mo. She was admitted to Park College at the age of fifteen and attended for two years before entering the School of nursing at St. Luke's Hospital. After the start of World War 11, she worked as a registered nurse for a short time before enlisting in the Army Nurse Corps as a commissioned officer.

As an army nurse, Lt. Hutchison had assignments varying from helping to set up a hospital at Fort Riley, Kansas, working with the ski troops in the mountains of Colorado and serving at Schofield Barracks in Okinawa, On that island Marilyn worked long hours caring for wounded soldiers in difficult circ*mstances for many months under enemy fire until the bombing of Hiroshima ended the war in the Pacific. She and her brother Bob had planned to study medicine together, but he was killed when his plane was shot down while she was recovering from post-war traumatic- illness following her discharge from the service. Her parents finally encouraged her to continue her education alone. Marilyn received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Missouri at Kansas City and her Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Kansas.

After. her internship at Menorah Hospital, she spent several years as a resident in internal medicine, anesthesiology, and physical medicine and rehabilitation. While working and teaching a the KU Medical Center, Dr. Hutchison was recruited to the U.S. Public Health Service, Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, and resumed her assignment in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Hutchison was active in promoting continuing medical education and helped to develop a national program to increase physician manpower. She was Clinical Assistant Professor, International Medi- ON DIRECTIONS TO FUNERAL KANSAS CITY.COM and click on cine and Community Health at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. and served on the Secretary of Labor's Advisory Committee on Marine Terminal Facilities. She represented the United States in medical conferences of the World Health Organization held in Geneva, Switzerland.

At the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, she research into pulmonary diseases. Later, on loan from the Public Health Service to the Department of the Interior, she served as medical director of the Bureau of Mines, where she worked to promote better health and safety of coal miners and reduce the incidence of black lung disease. Dr. Hutchison was Assistant Division Director of the National Institute of Occupation al Safety and Health and chaired several national committees dealing with worker health. She was the author of a number of medical and scientific articles and was listed in the 12th edition of American Men and Women of Science.

Marilyn always loved to write and after her retirement, she was president of a longstanding writers' organization, The Kansas City Quill Club. She wrote many books of poetry and short stories, which she presented as gifts to her many friends. She chaired the Plaza chapter of AARP for several years and was a member of the Women's City Club. Marilyn was a lifelong member of the Unity church and was active in the Course in Miracles group at Unity Temple and various church activities. Dr.

Hutchison survived several episodes of cancer and surgery over several decades and battled valiantly throughout the final period of pulmonary cancer. Throughout her professional and private life, Marilyn was happiest when in the company of friends and will be long remembered for her generosity, ready smile and sense of humor. She was a silversmith and a member of the Kansas City Silver Guild. She and a friend jointly operated a booth and sold jewelry at the Mission Road Antiques Mall. She designed and made quilts for teen-age children with cancer and enjoyed other crafts, including woodcarving, weaving, painting, ceramics and decoupage.

A poem she wrote called "Epitaph" is a fitting memory of her life. When have gone from this familiar plane into the next, grant that I leave in memory a pleasant face. Let remembrance be of one who looked on beauty reverently, and loved all brothers, linked in spirit through the web of God. Let no one know that as I smiled and listened, inner battles waged to keep the pain from view. Let there be not a hint of hours of dark despair when only assurance of Heaven eased the lonely way.

Let none remember sadness or a frown, recalling only laughter, jokes we shared and times I tried to help a friend in need. Ah! The joy of friends whose love meant more than they will ever know. Let them remember songs and laughter and times we talked about the wonders miracles and inner peace. And let those, Lord, who do recall my face, remember me smiling. Dr.

Marilyn Hutchison will be greatly missed by her many friends. She is survived by cousins Carman Hutchison of Marysville, WA, Mickey Nelson Everett, WA, and Dolores Wagner of Houston, TX, dear friend, Sarah McMillin and many care giving friends. She requested cremation and burial near family members in Mt. Moriah Cemetery, 10507 Holmes Road, Kansas City, MO 64131. Donations may be made to Kansas City Hospice, 9221 Ward Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64114, John Knox Village Foundation, 400 NW Murray Road, Lee's Summit, MO 64081 or Wayside Waifs, 3901 Martha Truman Road, Kansas City, MO 64137.

Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at Unity School of Christianity Fillmore Chapel, 1901 NW Blue Parkway, Unity Village, MO. Arrangements: Mt. Mor- Dignity, iah and Freeman 816-942- 2004. FRED A.

JEWETT, JR. Fred A. Jewett, 70, Lexington, MO, passed away Friday, May 22, 2009. Funeral Services 11 a.m., Wednesday, May 27, Kolkmeyer Funeral Home, 401 Walnut Street, Wellington, MO; burial in City Cemetery, Wellington. Friends may call 7-8 p.m., Tuesday, at the Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions are suggested to MDA the Funeral Home. ROY JONES 1931 ---2009 Roy Jones, 77, Plattsburg, Missouri, passed away, May 21, 2009 at Liberty Hospital in Liberty, Missouri. He was born November 22, 1931 in Grayson, Missouri, to Frank and Bonnie Jones. He lived most of his life in the Plattsburg Area. He was married to Charlotte Rae Crone for fiftysix years, who survives of the home.

Mr. Jones retired from TWA. He was a member of the American Legion and V.F.W. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers; and a grandson, Korey Mick. He is survived by his daughters, Kathy Luna, and her husband, Ruben, Arlington, TN, Vicki Jones, Plattsburg, Missouri, Rita Mick, and her husband, Wayne, Kearney, Missouri; grandchildren, Erica Luna Dunba, Brian Luna, Derek Carder, Darren Carder, Kirby and Barry Mick; ten great grandchildren; his brother, Joe Jones, and his wife, Irene, auburn, Nebraska; and his sister, Margaret Johnston, Dearborn, Missouri.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, at Bailey Cox Family Funeral Service, Plattsburg, Interment Stoney Point Cemetery, Trimble, Missouri. The Family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Monday, at Bailey Cox Family Funeral Service, Plattsburg. The family suggests memorial gifts to Korey Ray Mick Memorial, Kearney Trust Bank, Stoney Point Church, or Stoney Point Cemetery. HOMES INFORMATION ON FLOWERS obituaries DELMAR OLAF KAUFFMAN Delmar Olaf Kauffman, 93, passed away Wednesday, May 20 at Carmel Hills Living Center, Independence, where he lived for three years. Del was born August 12, 1915 in Blue Island, Illinois, to Kendall and Agnes (nee Ericson) Kauffman.

He graduated high school in 1933 and joined the Civilian Conservation Corps. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1940-46 and saw combat in the South Pacific on Guadalcanal and Bouganville. He married Grace Mary Fletcher of Chicago, Illinois on May 2, 1942. They raised five children: Ruthanne Rathbun (deceased); Malcolm Kauffman of Wroxham, Norwich, England; Lynne Smith, James Kauffman and Mark Kauffman, all of Independence.

Del was a loyal friend, a loving father and a proud patriot. In latter years his failing eyesight curtailed his weekly bridge games, but he main-tained his interest in sports. He loved baseball, especially the Chicago Cubs and the Kansas City Royals. He is survived by 13 grandchildren: Laurie Kroenke, Oak Grove; Brent Austin, Mesa, Arizona; Brad Austin, Harrisonville; Jami Gomez, Independence; Jennifer Davis, Moline, Illinois; Jeremy Kauffman, London, England; James Kauffman, Tel Aviv, Israel; Christopher Smith, Independence, Paul Smith, Kansas Michael Kauffman, Sarah Wischropp and Jackie Redmond, Kansas City; Justin Kauffman, Washington State; and 23 great-grandchildren. Internment will be May 27th, 1p.m., at Mound Grove Cemetery where he will be reunited with the ashes of his dearest Grace to lie with him in perpetuity.

The family suggests contributions to Crossroads Hospice, the American Cancer Society or the Vet- erans of Foreign (arr. Heartland CremaHEARTLAND tion Burial Society, CAFMATION RURAL ROC PTS 816-313-1677) EUGENE P. KAUFFMANN Eugene P. Kauffmann, 64, Riverside, Mo, passed away May 23, 2009. Visitation p.m.

May 26 at Park Lawn Funeral Home 8251 Hillcrest Road, KCMO, 816-523-1234. Funeral Services 10:00 a.m. Wed. May 27, at Park Lawn Chapel. Interment in Memorial Park Cemetery.

KCMO. ETHEL MAY KOVACHEVICH Ethel May Kovachevich, born in at' 10250 Shawnee riam, Kan. Visitation p.m. Tuesday, at the be in Leavenworth Brooklyn, N.Y., on February 18, 1923 to Cecil and Ethel Babco*ck Barnett, Ethel became a Kansas resident at the age of 3. On May 20, 2009 she traveled to her heavenly resting place leaving Olathe, KS.

Ethel was a longtime member of 1st Southern Baptist Church in K.C., KS, where she served faithfully until she moved to Johnson County because of health to be closer to family. She rejoins her husband Mike who preceded her in death in 1997. She leaves behind many extended family members and some dear friends. Visitation will be from a.m., Tuesday, May 26 at the Porter Funeral Home, 1835 Minnesota Ave. Kansas City, KS, followed by Funeral Services.

Burial at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made to 1st Southern Baptist Church of K.C., KS or Gideon's International, in memory of Ethel. (Condolences may be expressed at: www.porterfuneralhome.com Arrangements: Porter Funeral Home Crematory, 1835 Minnesota Kansas City, KS, (913) 621-6400) BETTY J. LANCE Betty J.

Lance, 82, of Excelsior Springs, passed away May 22, 2009 at Liberty Hospital. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, May 28, 2009 at White Chapel Funeral Home. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. May 27 at the Chapel.

Burial in White Chapel Memorial Gardens. (Arr. White Chapel, 816-452- W. SEWE OMER' 8419) SONS GINGER LEMON Ginger Lemon, 72, of Raytown, MO, passed away Friday, May 22, 2009. Visitation will be p.m., Wednesday, May 27, at Park Lawn Chapel, 8251 Hillcrest KCMO.

Services will be 10 a.m., Thursday, at the chapel. Burial in Green Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Crossroads Hospice, 9237 Ward Pkwy, Suite 300, KCMO 64114. Ginger was born, Virginia Carol Vaughn, on July 4, 1936 in Mt. Washington, MO, to Lyle Vaughn and Aline Clifton.

She leaves her husband, Derold of the home, four sons, Mark Jackson of Raytown, MO, Mike Jackson of Bates City, MO, Darin Lemon of Port St. John, FL, and Deroid Lemon of Raytown, MO, daughter, Diana Taylor of Independence, MO, brother, Jim Vaughn of Emporia, KS, sister, Joan Ratzlaff of Mission, KS, nine grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren. Arrangements: Park Lawn Funeral Home, 816-523-1234. HAROLD C. "MUTT" "SCOOP" LITCHFIELD Harold C.

Litchfield, 96, Overland Park, KS, passed away May 22, 2009. Memorial services will be at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 28, at Charter Funerals, 10250 Shawnee Mission Parkway in Merriam, where a visitation will begin at 6:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Cancer Action. Mr.

Litchfield was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma, and his daughter, Carol Stuart. He is survived by his sonin-law, Ronnie Stuart; 3 granddaughters: Angela Webb, Natalie Steed and her husband, Michael, and Brandy Wood; 6 grandchildren: Cassie Hardwick, MaKenna Steed, Chase Webb, David Steed, Allie, Bethel, and Abigail Steed; one brother, Richard Litchfield and his wife, Norma of Palmyra, MO; and many nieces and nephews. (Arr: Charter Funerals, 816-921-5555) SEE NEXT PAGE AND CHARITIES.

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In February 2020, McClatchy filed for bankruptcy and Chatham Asset Management LLC bought it at auction. On November 10, 2020, the Star reported, "Printing of The Star will move up Interstate 35 to the Des Moines Register".

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Kansas City (abbreviated as KCK) is the third-most populous city in the U.S. state of Kansas, and the county seat of Wyandotte County. It is an inner suburb of the older and more populous Kansas City, Missouri, after which it is named.

Why is Kansas City called Kansas City? ›

City founders derived the name from the Kansas, or Kaw, River which was named for the Kansa Indians. The state of Missouri then incorporated the area as the City of Kansas in 1853 and renamed it Kansas City in 1889.

Who worked for the Kansas City Star? ›

Its alumni include Ernest Hemingway and Edgar Snow. In 1977 the Star was purchased by New York-based Capital Cities Communications, the first of several corporate owners including the newspaper publisher McClatchy Company, which acquired the paper in 2006.

What is the largest newspaper in Kansas City? ›

The Kansas City Star is the city's primary newspaper, published daily.

What is Kansas City best known for? ›

With its rich history and thriving arts scene, Kansas City draws visitors to world-class museums like the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. The city's jazz heritage, showcased in lively venues along 18th and Vine, offers a unique musical experience.

Which is bigger, Kansas City, KS or Kansas City, MO? ›

While KCK is included in the bi-state Kansas City Metropolitan Area, KCMO is a much larger city.

Are the Kansas City Chiefs considered from Kansas or Missouri? ›

Recent News. Kansas City Chiefs, American professional gridiron football team that is based in Kansas City, Missouri, and plays in the American Football Conference (AFC) of the National Football League (NFL).

Why is Kansas City split between Kansas and Missouri? ›

Those divisions reach back as far as the early 1800s, as pro-slavery Missourians and abolitionist Kansans politically and physically clashed. Since that time, streetcars, sports stadium renovations and bistate tax initiatives have divided and occasionally brought together both Kansas City, Mo., and Kansas City, Kan.

Is it cheaper to live in Missouri or Kansas? ›

Cost of Living: Missouri vs. Kansas. The cost of living in Missouri and Kansas are relatively similar. In Missouri, the overall cost of living is 85.9% of the national average, while in Kansas, it is 83.1% of the average.

What food is Kansas City known for? ›

So, what food is Kansas City known for? While there are plenty of incredible dining options to choose from, Kansas City is a barbecue destination. Dive into tenderly smoked brisket or ribs, or try the juicy chicken doused in the perfect sauce.

What is someone from Kansas City called? ›

People from Kansas City are often referred to as “Kansas Citians.” This applies to residents of both Kansas City, Missouri, and Kansas City, Kansas, which are two separate municipalities that make up the larger Kansas City metropolitan area.

Who was the boss of Kansas City? ›

Thomas Joseph Pendergast (July 22, 1872 – January 26, 1945), also known as T. J. Pendergast, was an American political boss who controlled Kansas City and Jackson County, Missouri, from 1925 to 1939. St.

Who brought the Chiefs to Kansas City? ›

Roe Bartle, the mayor of Kansas City in the early 1960s. Nicknamed "Chief," Mayor Bartle was instrumental in attracting Lamar Hunt's American Football League franchise, the Dallas Texans, to Kansas City in 1963.

What company owns the Kansas City Star? ›

Both Kansas City Star and KansasCity.com are affiliates of McClatchy.

Where is the KC Star printed now? ›

The Star is now printed at the facilities for The Des Moines Register, which are almost as new. Omaha also opened a state-of-the-art press facility, the Freedom Center, just north of downtown in August 2001.

What happened to the Kansas City Club? ›

It was built as the clubhouse of the Kansas City Club, a private club. It remained the clubhouse until 2001, when the club merged with a nearby smaller club. In 2002, a developer bought and renovated the building. The first six floors were a banquet facility called The Clubhouse on Baltimore.

Did Walt Disney work for The Kansas City Star? ›

In 1919, Walt Disney was fired from one of his first animation jobs at the Kansas City Star newspaper because his editor felt he "lacked imagination and had no good ideas."

What happened to the Kansas City Blades? ›

The DeVos family chose to move the Griffins to the AHL and the Blades ceased to exist. Hockey is still popular in Kansas City. NHL exhibition games are held regularly in the city. The Blades were replaced by the Kansas City Outlaws of the United Hockey League for one season, before they closed operations.

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