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James Agard (nee Agranoff)

- - February 19th, 2005


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Kansas City Star, The (MO) - February 21, 2005

Deceased Name: JAMES K. AGARD

James Kupper Agard, 60, Overland Park, KS, died Saturday, February 19, 2005, at Menorah Medical Center. Funeral services will be 11:30 a.m. Monday, February 21 at the Louis Memorial Chapel, 6830 Troost Ave. Burial at Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Kindly omit flowers, family suggests contributions to Great Dane Club of Greater KC Rescue, Inc., 6800 E. Pony Creek Rd., Freeman, MO, 64746. Jim was the owner of Agard & Associates Advertising in Leawood, KS. He did a lot of volunteer work in marketing and advertising. Mr. Agard was a former member of the Board of Directors of Jewish Family and Children's Services and the American Stroke Foundation. He was a former member of Beth Shalom Synagogue. He was a graduate of Southwest High School, where he was a member of the Zend-Avesta Literary Society, the National Honor Society, and attended Missouri Boys State. Jim received his undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri Columbia, MO, where he was a member of ZBT Fraternity, and then received his Masters in Physiological Psychology at UMKC. He was a lifelong Kansas City area resident. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Sylvia Sander Agard, of the home; son Michael Agard and daughter Alyssa Agard, both of New York, NY. Jim was a wonderful father, adoring husband, lover of all animals, and will be greatly missed. (Arr. The Louis Memorial Chapel, 816-361-5211)

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Linda Hatfield (Ampel)

March 19th, 1944 - February 24th, 2007


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Kansas City Star, The (MO) - February 26, 2007

Deceased Name: LINDA S. AMPEL

Linda S. Ampel, 62, Overland Park, KS, died February 24, 2007. Memorial services will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorials to the Scottish Terrier Rescue Fund. (Arrangements: Cremation Society of KS & MO, 8837 Roe Ave., Prairie Village, KS, 913-3839888).

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Christine Patterson (Billinger)

1944 - May 25th, 2003


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Christine Patterson Billinger, of Wingate, North Carolina, died at her residence on May 25, 2003.  --Charlotte (NC) Observer, May 27, 2003

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From Phyllis Clay on August 16th, 2012
Christine...loved singing with you! And always appreciated both your friendship and your integrity!
Phyllis Clay
 

Charles Blackmar

August 6th, 1944 - January 1st, 1944


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Charles A. Blackmar, 49, of Kansas City, died on January 1, 1944.  The son of former Missouri Chief Justice Charles B. Blackmar, Charles received a bachelor degree from Washington University in St. Louis before earning a law degree from the University of Missouri (Columbia) Law School in 1969.  He served as assistant attorney general of Missouri from 1969 to 1977.  He served as counsel to the Kansas City Board of Elections Commission from 1981-1989.  At the time of his death he worked for the Seigfried, Bingham, Levy, Seltzer and Gee law firm.  His profile appeared in Who's Who in American Law,  7th and 8th editions, 1992-93.  He was a member of the Kansas
City, Missouri Bar Association, the Lawyers' Association of Kansas City and the Rockhill Club.  He was an Eagle scout and a lifelong resident.  Survivors include his wife, Karen J., son Charles, two brothers, Thomas and George, and two sisters Lucy and Elizabeth.
--KC Star, 3 Jan. 1994

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Paul Bragg

April 21st, 1944 - November 2nd, 2002


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Salina Journal , Salina, Kansas , Wednesday, November 20, 2002

Paul G. Bragg

Paul G. Bragg, 68, Salina, died Nov. 2, 2002. Mr. Bragg was born April 21, 1944, at St. Louis. He was a truck driver for Salina Concrete Products, retiring in 1996. Survivors include his wife, Carol A. of Salina; a son. Michael LeRoy Duncan of Salina; three daughters , LeAnn Major of Culver, Beth Duncan of Salina and Cara Jo Bragg of Derby; two sisters, Jacqueline Bragg-Fagin of Chicago and Pamela Ann Eckert of Phoenix; and four grandchildren. The service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Grand Avenue United Methodist Church, 304 W. Grand, Salina. Inurnment will be private. Memorials may be made to the church. 

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Jean Ann Young (Brown)

October 23rd, 1944 - September 17th, 2002

 

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 Kansas City Star, The (MO) - September 22, 2002

 

Deceased Name: JEAN ANN BROWN

Jean A. Brown, 57, Independence, MO, passed away Tuesday, September 17, 2002. Per Jean's request an anatomical donation was made. Services will be at a later date. Jean is survived by daughter, Lisa Donovan, Shawnee, KS; son and daughter-in-law, Shawn and Rhonda Brown, St. Peters, MO; grandchildren, Krystal Donovan, Trent and Ali Brown; her mother, Virginia Young, Kansas City, MO. Mom you are in our hearts forever.

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Michael Bunch

December 28th, 1944 - November 13th, 2005


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Michael Frank Bunch, 62, of Kansas City, Missouri passed away November 13, 2007 at his home. Michael was born on December 28, 1944, the son of Frank and Ruby Bunch in Kansas City, Missouri. He was married to his wife Linda for 44 years. They had four children, David, Daniel, Angelia, and Matthew. He also leaves behind one brother, Donald, and seven grandchildren. He is buried at Bucyrus Cemetary. ---KC Star, 15 Nov. 2007

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Linda Greenbaum (Cole)

- - January 14th, 2008


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Linda Schlepphorst Cole

Linda Schlepphorst Cole, 63, passed away Monday, January 14, 2008 at St. Luke's Plaza. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 16 in the Yukon Chapel at Mt. Carmel Cemetery, 55th and Ditzler, Raytown, MO. Burial will follow. Kindly omit flowers. Linda was preceded in death by her parents: Sherman Price and Rosalind Greenbaum; brother Warren Greenbaum; sister: Ellen Greenbaum. Linda is survived by her husband Terry Cole; brothers: Jeffrey and Alan Harvey Greenbaum and their families; sister: Dorrie Greenbaum; stepchildren: Loren, Sherri, Claire, Leslie and their families. Online guestbook @ www.louis memorialchapel.com. (Arr: The Louis Memorial Chapel 816-361-5211)

Published in the Kansas City Star on 1/15/2008.  

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Jerry Lynn Courtney

March 26th, 1941 - March 5th, 2008

 

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 Raytown Post, The (MO) - March 5, 2008

Deceased Name: Jerry L. Courtney

Jerry L. Courtney, 66, of Raytown, died Feb. 24. Funeral services were held Friday, Feb. 29, at Park Lawn Chapel Jerry was a lifelong area resident. He worked as a jeweler at Green's Jewelry Company in Lenexa until his retirement. He is survived by his wife, Carol Courtney, of the home; two daughters, Marlo Burch of Round Lake, Ill., and Lynette Trammell of Overland Park; and three grandchildren.

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From Lynette Trammell on April 19th, 2013
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This is a picture of my dad. May he RIP.  March 26,1941- Feb 24, 2008
 

Paul Duffendack

June 13th, 1944 - March 24th, 2013

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J. Paul Duffendack, FAIA, passed away March 24, 2013, after a long illness. A memorial service is planned for 2 p.m. Friday, April 5, at the Church of the Resurrection Wesley Covenant Chapel with a reception following. A lifelong area resident, Paul was born June 13, 1944, the only child of Percy John and Helen F. Stout Duffendack. Paul attended Southwest High School in Kansas City where he was captain of the track team. He received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Kansas State University and was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon. Following graduation, he joined the US Army as a commissioned officer and was proud to serve his country; he spent a one-year tour of duty in Vietnam as a military advisor with the Military Assistance Command, Vietnam (MACV). Paul was a 1st lieutenant and graduate of the US Army Special Warfare School at Ft. Bragg. He received several medals including the Bronze Star; he also received the Honor Medal First Class from the Republic of South Vietnam. Over his career, Paul worked with several Kansas City architectural firms including Marshall and Brown, and Kivett and Myers. He was a founding principal of CDFM Architects, and later worked for HNTB and BWR, where he retired as a vice president. He served as board member and president of the Missouri Council of Architects, and in 1995 Paul was honored to be advanced to Fellow by the American Institute of Architects. Paul's profound appreciation for life called forth his leadership, initiative, skill, and artistry to accomplish works that mattered to him. For Paul, every day counted. Throughout his career, he was involved in numerous civic and professional organizations and was an active conservationist. He was a founding trustee of the National Park Trust, a not-for-profit land conservancy, and served on their board for 15 years, two of those as chair. He was instrumental in the creation of the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve and worked with the National Park Service as the park was planned and established. Bruce Babbitt, Secretary of the Interior, appointed Paul to the advisory board for the Preserve. Paul chaired the Leawood Planning Commission and served on the boards of the Symphony in the Flint Hills, Shawnee Mission Education Foundation, Children's TLC, the Dean's Advisory Board of the College of Architecture, Planning & Design at KSU, KC Plaza Rotary Club and Sertoma Club of KC. Paul had a rich appreciation for beauty, craft and the arts. He was an avid stamp collector, photographer, jazz music lover, K-State fan, fisherman, runner, cook, carpenter, reader, tennis player, and golfer. Paul's primary love was his family - his wife, Jan Duffendack and his two sons, Jon Duffendack and Steve Duffendack, Steve's wife Alise Dodds, and grandchildren, Spencer and Anna. He had many friends and loved them all; he knew that it was with their support that he was able to fight his illness for such a long time. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in Paul's honor to the National Park Trust or KSU College of Architecture, Planning & Design.

Read more here: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/kansascity/obituary.aspx?n=j-paul-duffendack&pid=163975422#storylink=cpy

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From Paul Pritchard on May 21st, 2013
When Jan asked me to say a few words about my lifelong friendship with Paul, my first reaction was that it would be impossible. How does one compress two lives and all the influences that surrounded them into five minutes.
 
And furthermore I realized that understanding the essence of friendship is something I had not given much thought. And so I began a parallel journey, one to understand the nature of the concept of friendship; the other to assess what it was that made Paul my lifelong friend.
 
What I found is that there are two extremes to the definition of Friendship. Permit me to explain.  Aristotle described FRIENDSHIP as "A single soul dwelling in two bodies.? On the other hand, Ayn Rand would have described FRIENDSHIP as two people who mutually benefit each other.
What made our friendship so special? Well, he was taller, and faster and had a sense of quiet confidence that reminded me of Gary Cooper, the John Cena (See na) of my generation.
 
There were our structured days at Border Star and Southwest High School and Second Presbyterian Church. And there were the unstructured times when Paul and I spent together, doing what boys do like playing pick-up football along Ward Parkway. Paul taught me one of my life lessons there. He was usually the quarterback and when I would run out for a pass, I kept on running on his right.  "Run to your strength"  he said, nodding to his left. That simple lesson was more than a clue about football. For a ?lefty? which I am, I always felt a little inferior, writing upside down, etc. But Paul saw it as a strength, an asset.
Why Paul went off to Kansas State University, I will never know instead of Mizzou with me. There was architecture.  He  went on with his life AND did not try to change my thinking. Paul accepted me for what I was. Elbert Hubbard said, ?A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.?
We both served our country as advisors in Vietnam. As an architect, Paul advised Vietnamese officers about many things architectual and engineering.
Just a few years ago, Paul and I took a trip to the Tallgrass Prairie, and I asked Paul what he felt had caused his health problems with Amyloidosis. He concluded that it was that experience of working with defoliants in the war. He never complained about the illness, just accepted the rigors of dealing with the trips to the Mayo Clinic, Jan always by his side, the dialysis treatment, and more that I was ever aware of.
It was Paul that I called when I started our journey to establish the tallgrass prairie national park unit. Many here wanted to see this missing place be added to the national park system. I had a wonderful job in Washington in which my staff and I got to dream about future parks and make them happen. And this one was very important to me, and it turned out to Paul.
So I would fly to KC, pick up a car, spend the night with Paul, Jan, John and OJ and then head down to the Emporia/Strong City area. And after I scout out the area for properties that might qualify, I would talk to Paul.
Now understand that he knew the area, he had walked and camped and hunted in this region, and he understood from the inside out what a historic building was. But like a true friend, he would listen to me, never criticize, never challenge. He would encourage me on.
When I needed to put this and other land acquisitions for national parks under one charity, Paul was one of the first that I asked to serve on the board. He served as chairman and his love for the parks, Rocky Mountain, Alaska--you name it, wherever the National Park Trust had a project, was I felt his highest priority. And all the while he gave so much time and energy to this charity, he seemed to never lose sight of his faith, his wonderful family and his community and my sanity.
 
At one point in the process of transferring the Z-Bar Ranch to the National Park Service, everyone from the President on down, except for Nancy Kassebaum, opposed the park for political reasons. I remember Paul saying, "I don't know much about what you have to do in Washington, but let's do it." I have no doubt that I might have faltered if it had not been for his support.
The wonderful TV role model Mr. Rogers, or Fred Rogers, talked about friends like Paul. ?When I say it's you I like, I'm talking about that part of you that knows that life is far more than anything you can ever see or hear or touch. That deep part of you that allows you to stand for those things without which humankind cannot survive.?
So today we gather to remember a man of great character and a true friend for so many of us. Friendship. Which is it? Aristotle or Ayn Rand. If I use my Friendship with Paul as a case study so to speak, it was both, and more. He set standards for life without imposing his way on others. He was there for me no matter what. He was devoted to his family, his faith and his friends without seeking recognition or reward.
 
But the one reason that Paul was my lifelong friend was because he was always there for me.
I will leave you with the words of that great philosopher, Winnie the Pooh.
?We'll be Friends Forever, won't we, Pooh?' asked Piglet.
Even longer,' Pooh answered.?
 

Nancy Turner (Eberhard)

December 27th, 1944 - July 20th, 2007


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Nancy Eberhard (nee Turner), 62, died Friday, July 20, 2007 in Albuquerque, New Mexico after a brief illness.  Nancy was a member of the Daughters of the Americam Colonials (DAC), signature member of the New Mexico Watercolor Society and a member of St. Michaels and All Angels Episcopal Church.  She is survived by her husband, Dr. Kenneth Eberhard, her children, Mark, Maureen, Ellen, Bradford,  Janice, Eric, and Rebecca, 15 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, her brother, Gene and many other family members and friends.  --Albuquerque Journal, 22 July 2007

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Keith Ellison

March 22nd, 1944 - December 1st, 1997


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Kansas City Star, The (MO) - December 3, 1997

Deceased Name: M. KEITH ELLISON II

M. Keith Ellison II, 53, Raytown, MO, passed away Monday December 1, 1997, at St. Luke's Hospital. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday, December 5, at Park Lawn Funeral Home; burial in Mount Moriah Cemetery, Kansas City, MO. Friends may call 11:30 a.m. until service time Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions to Lenexa Christian Church or to the Cancer Research Institute.

Keith was born on March 22, 1944, in Kansas City, MO. He was a Navy veteran, having served two tours in Vietnam. He was a member of the Boy Scouts of America and it's Tribe of Mic-O-Say. He was a member of Demolay and Lenexa Christian Church. He was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Alan Ellison in 1973. He is survived by his wife, Sandra L. (Tschannen) (Pisciotta) Ellison, of the home; son, Michael Ellison Jarman, Lawrence, KS; daughter, Elizabeth Ellison, Kansas City, MO; granddaughter, Madeline Rose Shipman, Kansas City, MO; his parents, Myron K. and Dorothy Erwin Ellison, Kansas City, MO; brother, Richard E. Ellison, Independence, MO; two stepsons, Mark Cipola, Hartford, CT, and Anthony Joseph Pisciotta, Phoenixville, P A; stepdaughter, Julie C. (Pisciotta) Holmwood, Phoenixville, PA; and stepgranddaughter, Rachel C. Holmwood, Phoenixville, PA. (Arrangements: Park Lawn Funeral Home)

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Sharon Hackett (Emisson)

September 2nd, 1944 - August 22nd, 2006

 

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 Kansas City Star, The (MO) - August 29, 2006

Deceased Name: SHARON (nee HACKETT) EMISON

 

Sharon (nee Hackett) Emison, 61, passed away on August 22, 2006 of Waldwick. Beloved mother of Stacey Franklin and husband Chuck, Robert Emison and wife Eileen, and Brian Emison and wife Kathy. Loving daughter of Wilma (nee McCrabb) Hackett and the late Virgil Hackett. Adored grandmother of Starlette, Abigail, Amelia and Julianna. Dear sister of Carol Gilbert and the late Robert and David Hackett. Sister-in-law of Patty Hackett. After raising three children, a job she took great pride in, she then gave her love for children to the Allendale Public School System for 20 years. Her most recent career was at Black Millwork Company, where she made many friends, who we, the family are most grateful to for their love and support they gave to our mom. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. Memorial visitation was held on Friday from 2-4 p.m., followed by a Memorial Service at 7 p.m. at the Van Emburgh-Sneider Funeral Home, 109 Darlington, Ave., Ramsey, New Jersey. In lieu of flowers, please send your thoughts and prayers. Any donations in memory of Sharon may be made to the Allendale Public Library, 500 W. Crescent Ave., Allendale, NJ 07401. 

 

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Carl Garrison

- - July 22nd, 2012

 

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 Carl M Garrison, 68, Olathe, KS, died on July 22, 2012. He is survived by his loving wife Rita, father, Bill, brothers Eric and Gerald., and his three children, Tara, Wendy and Chip. They will be having a private memorial on Sunday.


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Norphie Michael (George)

- - July 10th, 1944

 

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 Kansas City Star, The (MO) - July 12, 1994

Norphie Michael George, 50, southwest Kansas City, died July 10, 1994, at North Kansas City Hospital. Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Kansas City; burial in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Raytown. Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. today at the Passantino Chapel, where the rosary will be said at 6 p.m. Mr. George was a lifelong area resident. He was an Army veteran. He was a member of the church. Survivors include a sister, Carolyn L. George of the home.
 

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Larry Glass

August 9th, 1944 - May 4th, 2010


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Larry Glass, 65, of Shawnee Mission, Kansas, died Tuesday, May 4, 2010.  Born in Kansas City on August 9, 1944, Larry attended Southwest High School and graduated from UMKC.  He was a member of the Temple congregation B'nai Jehudah.  Larry is fondly remembered for his generous spirit, great sense of humor, kindness, integrity, and dedication to his family.  He was an avid golfer and an Ambassador at St. Joseph Medical Center.  He will be greatly missed by his family and  large circle of friends.  He is survived by his teenage love and wife of 43 years, Lindy, his sons,  Steve of Pompton, New Jersey and Mark of Overland Park, and two sisters, Janice Steinhauser of Denver and Barbara Manion of Kansas City.  He is buried at Rose Hill Cemetary.  --KC Star, May 2010

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From James Anderson on June 25th, 2012
Larry, we were classmates throughout grade school and high school. It is difficult to accept someone I have known since I was five years old has died. I am so sorry to learn that you will not be at the reunion.
 

Diane Lyn Cohen (Goldenberg)

April 2nd, 1944 - 1989


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Name: Diane Goldenberg
State of Issue: Missouri
Date of Birth: Sunday April 02, 1944
Date of Death: September 1989
Est. Age at Death: 45 years, 5 months
Last known residence:
City: Phoenix
County: Maricopa
State: Arizona
ZIP Code: 85022 

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David Hackett

September 2nd, 1944 - January 15th, 1974

 

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 Funeral services for David Hackett, 29, of Johnson City Were held Friday afternoon in the Plummer Funeral Chapels with Bishop Wm. J. Campion officiating. Burial was in the Garden of Memories. He died Tuesday evening In the Bexar County hospital from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident Sunday. He was born in Wichita, Kansas Sept. 2, 1944 and at the time of Ms death was owner operator of a Junction service station. He attended the University of Kansas and Missouri State University. He was a navy veteran and a member of the Country Club Christian and Unity Center in Anaheim, Calif. Among the survivors are his wife; a daughter, Jenifer Paige Hackett of Johnson City; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Virgil W. Hackett of Tierra Linda; two sisters, one brother and two grandparents.

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Nancy Mahley (Hiebl)

September 28th, 1944 - December 2nd, 2014

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Nancy J Mahley Rendigs Williams Hiebl passed away December 2, 2014 at University of Kansas Hospital. She was born September 28 1944 to Henry L and Elizabeth Ann Mahley. Nancy resided in Kansas City Mo and Merriam Ks her entire life. Nancy thoroughly enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and spent many years of her early life on a bowling league at King Louie, enjoyed traveling to many places and worked as an independent travel agent for Travelfare of Merriam, Ks. Nancy leaves behind her husband, Jim Hiebl of the home, two daughters, Stacy Oney of Creighton, Mo and Michele Rendigs of McKinney, Tx, step mother Carol Mahley, her beloved dog, Peewee, siblings Judy Isely, Jean Bradford, Henry L Mahley Jr and Chris Mahley, 7 grandchildren, Bryan Sears, Baylee Oney, Brianna Rendigs Goeller, Katie & Caroline Hiebl and James & Benjamin Crawford. The family gives thanks to all the doctors and nurses at University of Kansas Hospital in unit 62 and 63 for the care and concern they provided during Nancy's illness. A celebration of life was held at Mission Hills Country Club on December 4th for relatives and close friends

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Joseph Hirsch

April 9th, 1944 - August 28th, 2009


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The Very Reverend Joseph Hirsch, 65, of Denver, Colorado passed away on August 28, 2009.  Reverend Hirsch was the dean and rector of Holy Transformation Church OCA.  He is survived by wife Paulette Hirsch, sons Joseph, David and Benjamin, and seven grandchildren.  His burial is at Crown Hill Cemetary. --Denver Post,  August 28 & 29, 2009.

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John Howard

May 4th, 1944 - May 18th, 1944

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Neil Johnson

- - May 27th, 1993

 

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 Neil Edward Johnson graduated from the University of Kansas with a B.A. His interest in languages led him to enroll in Indiana University's School of Languages from which he graduated with a M.A., majoring in Russian. During the year he had the opportunity to visit Russia to practice the language.

 
For several years, Neil worked for American Airlines in their personnel department. He later moved to New York and was associated with Macy Department Store for ten years in employee and public relations.
 
At the time of his death he was the owner of a consulting firm named Ollander-Krane and Johnson. They specialized in training corporate executives on dealing with employees. 

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Timothy Jones

July 29th, 1944 - April 14th, 2010

 

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 Celebration of Tim's life will be held 1-5 p.m. Saturday, April 17, 2010 at Hume Legion Hall in Hume, Missouri. Arrangements, Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) Butler, Missouri.

Timothy “Tim” Albert Jones, age 65 of Hume, Missouri died Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at Research Medical Center in Kansas City. He was born July 29, 1944 to Ira Albert and Mary Elizabeth Ryals Jones in Kansas City.

Tim is survived by his wife, Florence Jones of Hume, Missouri; a son, Jason Jones of Overland Park, Kansas; two daughters, Amy Jones and spouse Nancy Williams of Hume, Missouri and Jessi Cox and husband Eric of Lee’s Summit, Missouri; one brother, Brad Jones and wife Viki of Overland Park, Kansas; and four grandchildren Kora Wright, Andrew Jones, Ella Cox and Owen Cox. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Susan Jones.

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Naomi Hacker (Klopper)

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William Krebs

- - March 25th, 1964


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From Margie Jost on March 10th, 2013
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Hello,
Bill Krebs was my older brother, 12 years my senior, and he died when I was 7 years old.  I know he faced a lot of issues in his short life, and after he died,  discussion about suicide and Bill in general was generally swept under the carpet.  It seemed too painful for Mom, Dad or our older sisters to talk about him throughout the years.  Lillian and I, his two little sisters heard bits and pieces, but not enough to know who he really was, other than troublemaker and rebel.  We don't care about that.  We witnessed, and had a sense of, certain of his troubles, but we also remember a brother who laughed and played with us, brought us dolls from Okinawa, and seemed genuinely happy to see us when he was home from Colorado.  I know many of you may not have had good experiences with him, or perhaps didn't even know him, but if you happen to see this and have any insights at all, good or bad, I would love to hear from you.  I am 56 years old now, live near Castle Rock CO, and raised 4 kids of my own.  My youngest son just surpassed that age of 19 that always makes my heart skip a beat, and my 24-year-old son lives right across the highway from the Air Force Academy where Bill took his life.  So, since I found this website, I thought I'd take a chance and put this inquiry out there. I hope you're all well and enjoying life.  Here's to Southwest (I'm class of '75) - and the GOOD memories it holds!
Margie (Clarkson) Jost
 
From Margie Jost on March 10th, 2013
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I put up the wrong picture - I wanted to put this one up.  Bill and his sisters. 
 
From Tom Boyle on June 15th, 2013
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Margie,
Bill is still the topic of conversation with several of us SW'ers. He, Ted Hodgson, Earl Broome,Rick Jeter, Hal Klee,Craig Lewis and excuse me for those not immediately coming to mind, and I made MANY a historical/hysterical event around SWHS and the surrounding unsuspecting community. If there was a quicker, funnier,more imaginative mind out there, I never saw it. He Broome,Hodgson and I were once suspended together for a week after we pranked some messages from his office closing the school cafeteria for " food deemed unfit for human consumption by the city heath board but went on to say that the faculty could eat there as usual". Mr Cannon the Principal, wanted to seperate us in different schools but wasnt able to do so, if that give you any idea of the mischief we brought to school every day. I went to see Mr Cannon regarding him during another dismissal event to express my concerns for him. His death and circumstances, while a shock, actually wasnt. Not much would have ever surprised me with him, and that didnt either. I often wonder what we would be doing today together, other than the possibility of time, had we had the opportunity to try adulthood together. We would definitely be a part of each other's life. His Mother was a wonderful lady.  I went to see her but once after his death as any more would have been torture for the both of us. I've thought of his sister Charlotte and hope she has been happy and well. I recall you but only in passing through your home. Yes, you had an absolutely one-of-a kind brother and I am sorry you didnt get to know him longer too.
 
From George Pickler on January 5th, 2014
Margie – just a note of remembrances on Bill.  He wasn’t the closest of friends, maybe just an acquaintance that unknowingly had a great effect on me.  His piloting of my first airplane ride was life altering.  I remember very much news of his death (On the radio, in my ’57 Chevy enroute from MU to home, got an immediate nose bleed – my wife can attest to that fact).  As luck would have it, I fell into some of the life he wanted so much.  I managed 28 years of the Air Force and nearly 10000 hours flying, but as a navigator, not pilot (eye/hand/brain coordination problem!).  I thought often of Bill, his dreams and goals, and the idea he planted with me.  Maybe he did get to share some of my experiences, and we just didn’t know it.
 
From Margie Jost on March 11th, 2014
Tom and George,
Thank you so much for those sentiments and stories.   I have a question for you.  Did either of you know Nick Nicholson?  The reason I found this website was because of a night I spent with him and his wife, Patty, who was/is one of my closest friends from college (MU Thetas).  Nick started talking about his high school days and mentioned some crazy experiences with SW boys.  When he mentioned "Krebs", I was both stunned and anxious to explore Bill's high school experiences. He proceeded to tell me a couple of stories, one involving some car abuse while driving through the streets of the Plaza and one about one of you (Hodgeson?)  taking a joy ride on a "borrowed" plane at the airport with Bill somehow directing him through the landing.  Nick went to a different school but somehow ended up joining some of you on a few of your "adventures".   Anyway, that small world experience blew my mind and prompted me to find out more about my brother.  Thank you again for sharing your memories with me. By the way, my three best friends in life were at SW with me, and when we get together once or twice a year, we still feel and act like we're 17 again.  Love those years. 

George, thank you for your service in the Air Force - what a noble calling and wonderful career.  

If any more stories pop up from your memory banks , I would love to hear them and you can share them directly with me at mecjinden@aol.com.  All the best to you and yours!  
 

John LaRose

December 26th, 1944 - April 7th, 1986


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John A. LaRose, 41, died in a one car auto accident on Blue River Road south of Kansas City. He was born in Butler, Missouri and lived in Kansas City since 1951.   John owned and operated Howard Automotive for twelve years.  He was a member of the Raytown Masonic Lodge, the Scottish Rite, Ararat shrine and Ducks Unlimited.  Survivors include his wife Linda M., son Jason Andrew, and five daughters, Julie, Cindy Mae Boege, Debbie hays, Judy Zahn and Maria Zahn, three grandchildren and brother, James LaRose.
--KC Star, 9 Apr. 1986

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From Casey Cain on August 29th, 2012
In the summer of '57, between grade school and high school, John and I shared an order of french fries at Joe's Diner at 79th and State Line. I don't remember what we talked about, but I remember it was time well spent. You see, John also always had a smile to share. 
 

Joe David Mason

October 23rd, 1944 - July 17th, 2001

 

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 Joe Mason, 56, of Olathe, KS, lost his fight against cancer at his home on July 14, 2001. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, July 19, at Mt. Moriah & Freeman Chapel, I-435 at Holmes Road. The family will receive friends at the chapel on Wednesday, July 18, from 6-8 p.m. Burial will be in Mt. Moriah Cemetery at the Garden of Faith Mausoleum.

He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers 124 and co-owner, with his wife, of Expressions Embroidery. He leaves behind his wife Shirley, daughters, Sheila Casali, Rachel Schoenfeld, Shannon Parmentier and Breanne Paul, sons, Brian and Barry Paul, grandchildren, Trey Casali, Garret and Justin Schoenfeld, Olivia and Madelyn Parmentier and Brayden Johnson. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 6700 Antioch, Shawnee Mission, KS 66204. (Arrangements: Mt. Moriah & Freeman Funeral Chapel, 816-942-2004) 

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Lacey Keller (Mathews)

January 9th, 1945 - August 11th, 2009


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From Jim Anderson on March 2nd, 2012
After graduation,Lacey and I both attended K. U. and would share rides to and from Kansas City on the weekends. I remember one night during October, 1962 when I asked Lacey if she would like to go to the Wagonwheel for a coke (honestly, a Coke) and she said O.K. I walked to Lacey's dormitory since I didn't have a car and we walked to the Wagonwheel.She was so pretty that night and I regret not saying it to her as we walked. She had a great sense of humor and I will miss seeing her at the reunion
 
From Penny Morris-Hatchell on May 24th, 2014
We were good friends in 8,9 & 10th grade.  I always thought I had time to visit KC and find you but it looks like time ran out. I will always remember our good times at the plaza.with love and riding home from school in the convertible with Leslie and/or Larry.
 
From Louie Beard on October 29th, 2016
Lacey and I dated in High School and I would say she was my first True Love. I will always remember the fun we had together and will hold you close in my heart forever.
 

Suzanne Morgan (Maughan)

November 4th, 1944 - April 10th, 1996


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Kansas City Star, The (MO) - April 12, 1996

 Deceased Name: SUZY MORGAN MAUGHAN

Suzy Morgan Maughan, born to Ralph and Jean Morgan on November 4, 1944, in Kansas City, MO, passed away April 10, 1996, at her home.

 Memorial services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, April 13, at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Meyer & Wornall.

 A reception will follow at the church. The family suggests contributions to the St. Paul's Episcopal Day School Scholarship Fund, 4041 Main St., Kansas City, MO 64111, or Hospice of Mid-America, 3100 Broadway, 300, Kansas City, MO 64111 or St. Andrew's Episcopal Church Choir Fund.

 Mrs. Maughan was born in Kansas City, MO, and had lived in the area all of her life. She graduated from Southwest High School and Drury College, where she was a member of Delta Delta Delta Sorority.

 Edition: METROPOLITAN

Page: C4

Copyright (c) 1996 The Kansas City Star

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Lowell (Larry) McCreight

July 12th, 1944 - October 9th, 2009

 

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 He was born in Olathe, the second of two children born to Leon G. McCreight and Arlene Keintiz. Larry's parents divorced and Arlene married a man named Foster. Larry's brother, Gerald, adopted his stepfather's last name. But Larry retained his father's last name. Larry spent his senior year at SWHS; the Sachem states that his activites were at West Covina High. So maybe he came for only one year to live with his father, who owned a house near Westport.

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Pamela Tennyson (Middleton )

April 20th, 1944 - March 25th, 2002


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Wilson Miller II

January 24th, 1945 - June 15th, 2005

 

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Wilson L. Miller II, 60, Sarasota, died June 15, 2005.

He was born Jan. 24, 1945, in Kansas City, Mo., and came to Sarasota 15 years ago from Laguna Niguel, Calif. He was president of Sample Research Group and was a Presbyterian.

Survivors include daughters Margot W. and Nicole W., both of Sarasota; and a son, Wilson L. III of Anaheim.

No visitation is planned. A memorial service will be later. Inurnment will be in California. Toale Brothers Funeral Home, Colonial Chapel, is in charge.

Memorial donations may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 2050 Oak St., Sarasota, FL 34237. 

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Thomas Morten

October 29th, 1944 - October 1st, 1990


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Thomas H. Morten, 45, of Kansas City in Clay County, died October 1, 1990 at North Kansas City Hospital.  Thomas was born in San Antonio, Texas on October 29, 1944 but lived most of his life in Kansas City.  Survivors include his wife Vicki, two stepchildren, Troy and Wendy, his mother, stepfather, two brothers, William of Parkville and James of Platt City, and one sister Susan Morten of Roeland Park.  --KC Star, 3 Oct., 1990

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Danny Murphy

March 24th, 1945 - July 8th, 2005

 

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 Daniel Murphy, of Fremont, has been active in real estate and property management throughout Alameda county for many years. He has been a dedicated member of the Southern Alameda County Board of Realtors for 30 years.

 
He is survived by his loving wife, Maureen Naughton Murphy; daughter, Amelia Murphy both of Fremont; brothers, Patrick (Charlotte, NC), Michael (Jacksonville, FL) and Timothy Murphy (Broken Arrow, OK) and sister, Kathleen Lackamp (Kansas City, MO).
 
A Mass will be held in his honor on October 20th, 2005 at 8:00 a.m. at Holy Spirit Church in Fremont.
 
Daniel has served on the board of directors of The Seventh Step Foundation for 25 years and the family requests that in lieu of flowers donations can be made in his memory to this organization at 475 Medford Ave., Hayward, CA 94541

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Marczella Nagelvoort

May 23rd, 1944 - September 20th, 2014

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Marcy Nagelvoort was born May 23, 1944 in Royal Oak, Michigan. After graduating from the University of Michigan, she came to Southern California, where she was employed for 37 years by Los Angeles County as a Children's Social Worker. Upon her retirement in 2004, Marcy loved life and lived each day to the fullest. She loved her family, friends and traveling. Marcy is survived by her husband, Mic; her sister and brother-in-law, Louisa and Cortney Halmi; her four daughters, Heather, Anne, Karie and Jennifer; her grandchildren, Persephone, Giselle, Lilly, Angie, Tony and Dylan; her niece, Mirja; her nephews, Ted and Dan; her grand-nephew, Randall; her grand-niece, Marczella and her sons-in-law, Brian, David and Tony. Marcy was truly a person of passion and commitment; the impact she left in our hearts will be ever lasting. 

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From Sandra Beaty on December 7th, 2014
Marcy was a joy to know - smart, funny and talented.
 

Mike Nolte

- - December 18th, 2003


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Michael Antone Nolte, 58, Montgomery, AL, passed away December 18, 2003, at home. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, December 23, 2003, at Calvary Lutheran Church, 7500 Oak, Kansas City, MO 64114. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.... More

Published in Kansas City Star on December 21, 2003  

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Vickie Rosenblum (Oliver)

May 9th, 1944 - January 14th, 1997


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Social Security Death Index

Name: Vicki M. Oliver

State of Issue: Missouri

Date of Birth: Tuesday May 09, 1944

Date of Death: Tuesday January 14, 1997

Est. Age at Death: 52 years, 8 months, 5 days

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Paul Pheffer

July 20th, 1944 - June 15th, 1994


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Paul L. Pheffer, 49, of Olathe, Kansas, died on June 15, 1994.  Paul was born in Kansas City and lived in Portland, Oregon before returning to Kansas City in 1987.  He was a district sales manager for the Chrysler Corporation.  He was a member of the Plain Ol' A's  chapter of the Kansas Model A Club.  Paul is survived by his wife Beverly J.,  a son Jeffrey and two daughters, Stephanie and Jill, all of the home, and one brother, Melvin Pheffer.  -- KC Star, 17 June 1994

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Judith Waisblum (Plotkin)

- - August 26th, 2010

 

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 JUDITH G. PLOTKIN

Published Thu, Aug 26, 2010

Judith G. Plotkin died on Friday, Aug. 20, 2010. She was born in Kansas City, Mo., to Bertha and Morris Waisblum. She is survived by her loving husband Justin Plotkin; beloved children, Anissa Leaseburg and husband Jason, Ari Plotkin and wife May; cherished grandchildren, Jocelyn and Morgan Leaseburg; and fond brother Jerry Waisblum. Judith will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010, in the Beth Israel Memorial Gardens. Rabbi David Lyon and Cantor Robert Gerber officiated. — Houston Jewish Funerals

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Beverly Bair (Ramsey)

- - January 14th, 2003


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Kansas City Star, The (MO) - January 17, 2003

Deceased Name: BEVERLY LYNN BAIR RAMSEY

Beverly Lynn Bair Ramsey, age 58, of Austin, TX, died peacefully on January 14, 2003, of an unexpected heart complication that resulted in an aneurysm. Beverly loved all of her family, and her grandson, Reese. was the joy of her life. She was generous to all that knew her, always thinking of others with personalized gifts and handwritten notes. She felt fortunate to have taken several wonderful travels with her father and two sisters over the past several years.

She was a long-time educator in the Round Rock community. Most recently she was on the staff of Pond Springs Elementary School where she worked with many close friends.

Beverly was an active member of the Jollyville Women's Club. She also played bridge with the same group of gals since 1978. Dedicated to her Sunday School class and to Ye Seekers Circle, she was a 25-year member of Bethany United Methodist Church. She will be dearly missed by her loved ones.

She was predeceased by her mother, Helen Bair of Kansas City, MO and is survived by her husband, Dan Ramsey of Austin; son, Lance Ramsey of Austin, TX; daughter, Emily Ramsey of Houston, TX; daughter-in-law, Erin Ramsey of Austin; grandson, Reese Ramsey of Austin; father, Sidney Bair of Kansas City, MO; sisters, Susie Egbert of Kansas City, MO and Linda Fisher of Denver, CO.

Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, January 17, at Bethany United Methodist Church, 10010 Anderson Mill Road, Austin, TX. A Reception will follow immediately after the Memorial service. The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 3846 W. 75th St., Prairie Village, KS 66208. (Arrangements: CookWalden Chapel of the Hills Funeral Home, 9700 Anderson Mill Rd., Austin, TX 78750 (512) 335-1155)

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From Caryn Carlson on September 19th, 2012
Bev was my very first friend when my family moved to KC when I was 10. She was always happy for good things that happened to others. She is thought of and missed.
 

Richard Ramsey

September 17th, 1944 - September 13th, 1999


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Richard Allen Ramsey, 54, of Kansas City passed away Monday, September 13, 1999.  Mr. Ramsey was born on September 17, 1944 in Kansas City, Missouri.  He was a member of Platte Woods United Methodist Church.  He was an army veteran and a former employee of the Davis Paint Company.  He is survived by his wife, Janice M. Ramsey and two daughters, Jenny and Mary, all of the home.  Additional survivors include his mother Edity Ramsey, his brother Laurence and his sister Anne.  Burial is at Mt. Moriah Terrace Park Cemetary. "Kansas City Star, September 14, 1999

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Donald C. Rappold

November 27th, 1943 - March 27th, 2012


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Donald Rappold, 68, Kansas City, Missouri, went to be with his Lord Tuesday, March 27, 2012. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m., Saturday, March 31, at Christ the King, 8510 Wornall Rd, Kansas City, Missouri. Visitation from 9-10 a.m., Saturday, at the church. Burial in Highland Park Cemetery, KCK. Mr. Rappold was born November 27, 1943, in Kansas City, Missouri, and worked for Ranch Mart Hardware for 18 years before retiring many years ago. Don was preceded in death by his parents, Ethel and Bud Rappold; and sister, Alice Gray Smith. He is survived by his partner of 23 years, Kevin Parker; sisters-in-law, Luella Davis, of Shawnee, Karen Summers, Linda McDonnell, Diana Jones, all of Kansas City, KS; niece, Jayne Allison Martin; great niece and nephew, Shannon and Joshua Martin, of Phoenix, AZ. Despite his rough exterior and set routine, Don had a caring and giving heart. His unique sense of humor and quirks made for many memories and stories that brought laughter. (Arr.: Highland Park Funeral Home & Crematory, 4100 State Avenue, Kansas City, Kansas 66102, (913) 371-0699. Online Condolences may be left at: www.highlandparkfh.com.)

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Joyce Howey (Reineke)

January 13th, 1944 - March 4th, 2002


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Joyce Reineke (nee Howey), 58, of Belton, Missouri died on March 4, 2002.  Joyce was born on January 13, 1944 in St. Joseph, Missouri, the daughter of Douglas and Dorothy Remley Howey.  She graduated from Southwest High School and Drury College.  Joyce was a teacher at Northeast High School for 16 years.  She was a member of Delta Delta Delta Alumni and board member of  the Greater Kansas City Family and Consumer Sciences.  She was also a great fan of the Belton baseball team.  Joyce is survived by her husband Dennis Reineke, two sons, Richard and Allen and one daughter, Christine, five grandchildren, her mother Dorothy and her sister, Gayle, Rushing.   She is buried at Memorial Park Cemetary in Raymore, Missouri.--KC Star, 5-7 March 2002

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From Jim Anderson on May 30th, 2012
Thank you, Joyce, for your wonderful company when we went to a movie thes Spring of 1962.
 

Carole Horine (Root)

March 30th, 1944 - August 23rd, 2009


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Carole Anne Root (nee Horine), 65, of Overland Park, Kansas, died on August 23, 2009.  Carole worked at Rolling Hill Presbyterian Church as their receptionist for twelve years.  She enjoyed fishing, was an excellent bridge player and was known for her infectious laugh.  She is survived by her son Thomas Root of Canton, Michigan,  her daughter Amy Wright of Seattle, Washington, and two grandchildren Carson and Addison Wright to whom she was known as "Grandma Scissors".  Carole is buried at Mt. Moriah  Cemetary.  
--KC Star, 25 Aug. 2009

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From Jim Anderson on May 30th, 2012
Carole, I am so sorry to learn of your death. You were  always so helpful to others and were a positive influence on your classmates.
 
From Bill Alden on August 8th, 2012
I hope it is Ok to share some thoughts about Carole from someone not in the class of '62.                                                          She was a real sweetheart  . . . she was my sweetheart for several years.  My immediate family at the time, on several occasions, indicated that she was a "real neat gal."
Carole relished in the humorous things that others would do in real life situations.  One night we were walking from the Plaza Theater headed to my car.  Ahead of us several people suddenly stopped and a woman was bending toward the sidewalk looking down.  The woman raised back up and with a strong accent said:  "Oy,  I thought I saw a penny."  Carole was still laughing about that when I walked her to her door later that night. I've always loved her for that wonderful quality.
To her family and friends, please know that she will always be pretty special to me !

Bill Alden
Class of '61
 
 
From Ginnie Job on September 17th, 2012
Carole and I first knew each other at church, and although I backslid over time, we maintained our friendship.  We'd meet for lunch every few weeks .  Sometimes she'd laugh until diet coke came out her nose!  Even as her health failed and her finances diminshed, she kept her positive attitude and sense of humor.   Visiting her in the hospital the day before she died, I gave her a chocolate candy (against the rules) and watched her smile, lift the oxygen mask, and pop it into her mouth.     
 
From Barbara Perry on August 28th, 2012
Carol worked with my mom for several years at Black and Veatch.  Carol made everyone laugh -- I loved her quick sarcastic sense of humor.  I am sad she is gone.
 

Paula Griffth (Schoolland)

January 30th, 1944 - May 20th, 1981


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Memorial services for Mrs. Paula Schoolland, 37, Overland Park, former co-owner and vice president of Air Distributors Inc., who was killed Wednesday [May 20, 1981] in a car accident near Wornall and Red Bridge roads, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Mount Moriah Chapel; burial in Mount Moriah Cemetery.

Mrs. Schoolland was former owner and had been vice president of the firm since 1976. She also had been marketing director for R.G. Wallace Inc., Los Angeles, six months.

She was graduated from Ohio State University, Columbus, and had attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City and the Kansas City Art Institute.

She was a member of the Village Presbyterian Church and the Saddle and Sirloin Club. She was a lifelong area resident.

She leaves her husband, John Schoolland of the home, and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. Frank Griffith, Prairie Village.

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Jim Schull

February 13th, 1944 - January 8th, 1998


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James Barton Schull, 53, died of a heart attack on thursday, January 8, 1998 at his home near St. Louis.  A 1962 graduate of Southwest High School, he earned a bachelor degree in music from the Kansas City Conservatory of Music and a PhD in mathematics from UMKC.  In addition of being a gifted scholar and athlete, Jim was an exceptional jazz pianist, admirer of impressionist art, enthusiastic world traveler, animal lover and true gentleman.  Jim enjoyed a thirty year career in flying as a TWA pilot and was a DC-9 captain at the time of his death.  He was a private person, yet one whose warmth, wit, and loyalty endeared him to co-workers and friends alike.  The kindness and genuine affection he shared so generously  will be remembered with gratitude.  He will be missed.  He is survived by his mother, Crystal Schull and his sister, Karen McGee. --KC Star, 11 Jan. 1998 

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From Jim Anderson on May 30th, 2012
Jim, you always seemed to see the best in others. The world needs more persons like you, and I am saddened by your death.
 
From Ginnie Job on September 17th, 2012
I didn't know Jim very well in high school, but we reconnected after my divorce.  He was a wonderful role model for my two sons, and was crazy about my dog, Sassy... the love between them stronger than any leash.  Even after he moved away and I married Jerry, Jim and I stayed in close touch until the night his mother called to say, "We've lost our Jim."  I never met a finer person -- brilliant, generous, thoughtful, talented, complex , sensitive, witty, and honest -- a real Jim Dandy!
 
From Sandy Beaty on August 28th, 2012
Jim - I treasured your visits to the Book Shop, drinking cokes and eating macadamia nuts. You brightened my days.
 

Robert Sharp

- - July 30th, 2011

 

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 Robert M. Sharp, age 66, of Hinsdale. US Air Force Veteran. Beloved husband of Roberta, nee Hucker; loving father of Michelle (Raphael Jones) Sharp and Suzanne (Jeffrey Williams) Sharp; dear brother of Frances Sharp; fond brother-in-law of Brian and Kathleen Hucker; uncle of Katherine, Daniel and Penelope. Visitation 3 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Hallowell & James Funeral Home, 1025 W. 55th St., Countryside. Family and friends to meet Wednesday at St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Church, 306 W. Fourth St., Hinsdale, for Mass at 10 a.m. Interment is private. In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Benedict's Abbey, 1020 N. 2nd St., Atchison, KS 66002 appreciated. For information 708-352-6500.

 

.Published in Chicago Tribune from July 31 to August 1, 2011

 

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Steve Skid

- - August 10th, 2002


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Jane Smith

June 21st, 1944 - November 28th, 2010


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Rev. Jane Carol Smith died November 28, 2010, in Lewistown, MT, where she served as Pastor of St. James Episcopal Church for the past eight years. Jane was born at the old Research Hospital in Kansas City, MO, on June 21, 1944. She attended elementary school and high schools in Kansas City and received a degree in secondary education from UMKC. In 1989 she moved to Wichita and later completed her education at Seabury Theological Seminary in Evanston, IL. She was ordained in 2001. After a two-year internship at St. John's Episcopal Church in Wichita, Jane was invited to become Pastor of a small congregation in Lewistown where she remained until her death. A memorial service will be held in Lewistown. Survivors include her father, Allen D. Smith, and wife, Ann; two children, Patricia Jane Johns and husband Charles, and Adam Jason Wray and wife Amanda; and three grandsons: Jason, Alexander, and Julian Wray. Jane's mother, Beverly, died in 1994. The family wishes to thank all of the staff at Central Montana Medical Center and Skilled Nursing Facility as well as Hospice for the care which they gave Jane in her final days.

 


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Mary M. Woodward (Stroh)

June 16th, 1944 - February 12th, 2008


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From Nancy (Mahley) Hiebl on March 18th, 2012
Mary Alice & I met our 8th grade year. We had a class together but I mostly remember talking & writing notes in that fun class.  We lived fairly close to each other, near Loose Park, so we walked to school & ran around together for years. I lost track of her when I moved on to college but she would periodicaly call me when we neared another reunion. At our 40th reunion, she had been reported as deceased however she stood up & let everyone know she was alive & kickin. She always had such a beautiful smile & a great laugh.
 
From Deborah Scanland on August 20th, 2016
We met at Junior Achivement and were friends for years. I have just found this site (August 20, 2016). This is the saddest news I have had in a LONG time. I have been searching for information about her for over two years. My husband died 6-1-14 and I thought I should look her up. It would have been wonderful to see her smile again. The last time we talked was when she had a baby boy. She had worked with my brother at Dunn & Bradsteet. He changed jobs and I lost touch with her. She was a beautiful person and I miss her.
 
From Deborah Scanland on August 22nd, 2016
We met in 1960 or 61. It was through Junior Achievement. We became close friends. I wish I could go back and give her a special hug. The last time I talked to her was when she had a baby boy. Time movess quickly when you haave children. Two years ago my husband died and I tried to find what Mary's last name was because I couldn't find it under Woodward. So I looked up her father's obituary and found her last name. I finally found this August 20, 2014, I was crushed whenI found this notice about her death. I will always keep her memory alive, but will continue to miss her forever.
 

Rex Thrasher

September 21st, 1944 - May 12th, 2006


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Rex Hugh Thrasher, 61, of Kansas City died Friday, May 12, 2006.  Rex was born on September 21, 1944 to Claude T. and Kheva (Conklin) Thrasher.  He is survived by his mother and is buried at Mt. Moriah. --KC Star, 17 May 2006

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Nancy Kincaid (Tower)

February 3rd, 1944 - April 28th, 2012


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Nancy J. "Jody" Tower, 68, Overland   Park, KS, passed away April 28, 2012.   Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, May 4th, at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church. Burial in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Visitation from 4:30-6:00 p.m. Thursday, May 3rd, at the church. Memorial  contributions to Holy Trinity Orthodox   Church, 11901 Pflumm, Overland Park,   KS, 66213.  Jody was born February 3rd, 1944 in Fresno, CA. She was a 1962 graduate of Southwest High School. She was employed by KU Medical Center Pathology   Dept. for many years. She was preceded in death by her parents Charles and Lucille Kincaid. Jody is survived by her husband of 26 years, Steven Tower of the home;   brother Charles K. Kincaid of Grandview, MO; sons Thomas Small of Olathe, KS and James Small of Melbourne, Australia; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Condolences:   www.mtmoriah-freeman.com. Mt Moriah & Freeman Funeral Home. 10507 Holmes Rd., Kansas City, MO 64131. (816) 942-2004 www.mtmoriah-freeman.com


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Jim Walters

February 20th, 1943 - February 17th, 2005


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Kansas City Star, The (MO) - February 20, 2005

Deceased Name: JAMES FRANCIS WALTERS

I, James Francis Walters, passed away Thursday, Feb. 17, 2005, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Kansas City, MO. I was born Feb. 20, 1943, the son of Bert and Margaret Joergens Walters. On Aug. 5, 1959, I suffered a spinal cord injury in a diving accident that left me completely paralyzed. On Jan. 10, 1976, I married Toni Quatmann. My wife, Toni and I served as instructors in the RCIA progam at St. Elizabeth's Parish for 33 years.. I am survived by my wife, brothers and sisters-in-law, Bert and Toni Walters Jr., Tom and Kathy Walters, sister-in-law, Cathy Walters and sister and brother-in-law Chuck and Peggy Gosselin and many nieces and nephews. I was preceded in death by my parents and brother, John. "See you in the kingdom! " Jim. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 20, 2005, St. Elizabeth's Church, with recitation of the Rosary at 4:45 p.m., followed by the Mass of Resurrection at 5 p.m. Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Monday, Feb. 21, 2005, at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Elizabeth's Parish, 2 East 75th St., Kansas City, MO, 64114, for either the new Crucifix fund or the St. Vincent de Paul Society fund. (Arr; McGilley State Line Chapel 816-942-6180).

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Robert Walters

July 30th, 1944 - September 8th, 2010


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ROBERT W. WALTERS
1944-2010

Robert W. Walters, 66, died Wednesday, September 8, 2010. A celebration of Bob's life will be held from 4-6 p.m. Sunday, September 12, at Carmen's Café, 6307 Brookside Plaza, KCMO. Contributions in Bob's memory may be made to Wayside Waifs.

Bob was born in Kansas City on July 30, 1944, to William Wesley Walters and Eleanor Beatrice (Lewis) Walters, who preceded him in death.

Bob was a graduate of Southwest High School and spent most of his life owning and operating nursing homes in the KC area, most recently Timberlake Care Center which he built in the mid 1980s. He was an avid horseman and particularly fond of quarter horses. He spent many happy hours attending horse shows in his motor coach and was a member of Saddle and Sirloin and the American Quarter Horse Association.

Survivors include his son, Reid Walters (Dave Butterworth) of Kansas City; his daughter, Christy Stewart (R.G. and grandson Matthew) of Raymore, MO; step-son Chris Romine (Stacey and grandchildren Nick, Natalie and Grace) of Fayetteville, AR; his sister Anna Landon (Al and nephews Todd, Chad and Joel) of Conrow, TX; sister-in-law Cathy Combs (David) of Olathe, KS, and his long-time personal friend, Lee D. McGraw. Fond memories and condolences may be left at www.mcgilleymidtownchapel.com

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From James Anderson on June 25th, 2012
We were both classmates and fraternity brothers in Kappa Alpha Pi. I wish you could be at the reunion. I was greatly saddened when Jack Gambill called in 2010 to say that you had passed. Jack, Mike and I attended your memorial service at Carmen's.
 
From James Anderson on July 12th, 2012
Bob, I attended your memorial gathering at Carmen's in Brookside upon learning of your death from Jack Gambill. I have since been in touch with Jack from time to time. Your death was the event which brought me back into contact with our mutual friend and fraternity brother, Jack, who also let me know about the 50th reunion when he called to say thyat i was listed as "missing". We will miss you at the reunion. JRA
 
From Lee McGraw on August 9th, 2012
Bob and I were buddies from grade school all the way through our lives.
I miss him.  When you see me ask me about his sense of humor, particularly regarding his great dane, Pearl. His son, Reid, lives here in KC and is doing well.
 

Ann Hinkle (Warner)

February 20th, 1944 - April 12th, 2002


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Ann Warner (nee Margaret Ann Hinkle), 58, died on April 12, 2002 of pancreatic cancer at her home in Fremont, California.  Ann was born on February 20, 1944, graduated from Southwest High School and received her BS degree in accounting from William Jewel College.  Ann had many wonderful qualities--a great sense of humor and could find the lighter side of any situation.  She faced and conquered many difficult situations with courage and dignity.  Ann worked at Envision Peripherals for more than ten years.  In her spare time she enjoyed traveling, reading and spending time with her family.  She is survived by her daughter Katherine Ann, sons Kevin and Mark, and brother Jon Hinkle.  --KC Star, 16 Apr. 2002

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From Casey Cain on September 9th, 2012
When I decided to attend C.M.S.U. in Warrensburg, Ann was kind enough to keep me company on the day I  enrolled. We toured the campus, visited with her aunt who lived in Warrensburg, and talked about the future. It was a memorable day.
 

Paul Weiss

December 28th, 1943 - April 22nd, 2005


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Weiss, Paul F born 12/28/1943 at Kansas City, MO and died 4/22/2005 at Paola, KS

Parents: Fred and Velma Tanner Weiss.

Relatives: Jim Weiss - brother, Richard Weiss - brother, David Weiss - brother, Mary Ann Simpson - sister, Martha Leisure - sister, Cathy Lighthizer - sister

Obituary published in the Osawatomie Graphic on 4/27/2005

 

Wife:

Charlene A Weiss

32896 Oak Grove Rd

Paola, KS 66071-8260

(913) 849-3619

 


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Nancy Billings (Weneck)

January 10th, 1944 - December 20th, 2012

 

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 Nancy Ann Weneck, 68, of Overland Park, passed away Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, surrounded by her loving family.

Nancy was born at Menorah Medical Center, in Kansas City, Mo., on Jan. 10, 1944, to Sadie and Herman Billings. With the passing of her mother at a young age, Nancy was raised by her dear aunt, Rose Gladstone.

Nancy was a dedicated educator, teaching at elementary through college levels. It was her creative talents, combined with her love of flowers and greenery, which fueled a wonderful career in floral design later in her life.

Above all, Nancy was a devoted and loving wife of 42 years to her beloved husband, Charles “Buddy” Weneck, and incredible mother to her three children, Spencer (Dana) Weneck, Sally (Brennan) Hensley and Todd (Lindsay) Weneck, and doting grandmother to her seven grandchildren, Jackson, Ava, Reagan, Cooper, Zoe, Madeleine and Grant.

Nancy lived life with great vigor, and awareness. She was passionate in her support of numerous charitable and civic endeavors. Our lives have been forever enriched by Nancy’s welcoming smile and embrace, cultured intellect, sharp wit, and her spirited sense of humor. We are eternally grateful of the values, courage and principles she instilled in all who knew her. To her family and friends, Nancy will be greatly missed, and forever loved.

Services were held Sunday, Dec. 23, at Congregation Beth Torah, with interment in the Congregation Beth Shalom section in Mount Moriah Cemetery South, 10507 Holmes Road. The family would kindly request donations be made to Kansas City Hospice House & Palliative Care, 9221 Ward Parkway, Suite 100, Kansas City, MO 64114 or Congregation Beth Torah.

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Vance (Buzz) Wengler

1944 - 1995

Buzzy lived half a block up from the library; he was our champion pole vaulter.  From 8th grade speach class through a successful law career in Colorado Springs, Buzz had an infectuous laugh  totally unique to him.  He moved to Desmoine for his senior year and went to KU, where I was privileged to be his roommate in undergrad and law school.  He was survived by his older brother, Tom and his family in the Springs.  Buzz died of Mad Cow Disease from elk.  He was an inspiration to me, a trusted friend;  and after all these years, his hearty laugh is still with me. 

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Gazette, The (Colorado Springs, CO) - Saturday, October 10, 1998

 Deceased Name: Vance Wengler, Springs attorney for 26 years, dies at age 54

 Vance W. "Buzz" Wengler, an attorney in Colorado Springs for 26 years, died Thursday at Pikes Peak Hospice. He was 54.

 Born in Wichita, Kan., on Oct. 7, 1944, Mr. Wengler grew up in Kansas City, Mo., and Des Moines, Iowa, where he was the Iowa state high school pole vault champion.

 A graduate of the University of Kansas, Mr. Wengler received his law degree from Washburn University in Topeka, Kan.

 He began his law career in Colorado Springs in 1972 as an assistant city attorney. The next year he opened a private practice and then joined the law firm of Cleveland, Wengler and Robbins. In recent years, he again had a private practice.

 Mr. Wengler was a member of the Broadmoor Golf Club, the El Paso County and Colorado bar associations, the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association and Phi Gamma Delta, his college fraternity. An avid biker and skier, Mr. Wengler was a volunteer for the National Sport Center for the Disabled in Winter Park.

 He is survived by his wife, Joan Wengler; a son, Brian; two daughters, Christine and Kate; and a stepdaughter, Leslie Haskell. He also is survived by his mother, Judy Shiffman, and a brother, Tom Wengler, both of California; his former wife, Diane Wengler Jordan; a sister-in-law, Jane Freeman; and a niece and nephew, Betsy and Michael Colvin.

 Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at First Presbyterian Church, 219 E. Bijou St. Burial will be private. Alternative Funeral Service, 3407 N. El Paso St., is handling arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Pikes Peak Hospice, 3630 Sinton Road, Suite 302, Colorado Springs 80907.

 

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Marshall Westburg

July 26th, 1944 - June 13th, 1965


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Judy Coe (Westmoreland)

March 11th, 1944 - June 24th, 2015

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Judy Coe Westmoreland passed away June 24, 2015, in Las Vegas, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born March 11, 1944, to Lucille and Harry Coe in Kansas City, Mo. Judy attended Southwest High School and Central Missouri State College. Judy, along with her twin sister, Sandy, started flying as a stewardess for American Airlines in 1965. This is where she met Wesley Westmoreland, a captain with American Airlines. They were married Sept. 6, 1974. Judy continued her career with American Airlines and retired in 2001 having flown for 37 years. Judy was a deacon with the Green Valley Presbyterian Church, a 25- year member of the Las Vegas Sail and Power Squadron and founding member and president of the Las Vegas chapter of the American Airlines KIWI Club. Judy and her husband moved to Las Vegas in 1972 and they continued flying for American Airlines out of Los Angeles. Judy's two favorite hobbies were flower arranging and showing her Shelties in obedience competition on the local and national level. Judy was a founding member of the Shetland Sheepdog Club of Southern Nevada. She was also a member of the Vegas Valley Dog Obedience Club and Black Mountain Kennel Club. Judy's Shelties were all registered therapy dogs which enabled her to do a lot of community service work here in Las Vegas and Henderson. Judy was preceded in death by her brother, Harry Coe. She is survived by her loving husband of 40 years, Wesley; stepson, Wesley Westmoreland IV of Long Beach, Calif.; twin sister, Sandy Coe of Henderson; sister, Sally Roady of St. Charles, Mo.; and nieces, Laurie Whittenberg of Richmond Hill, Ga., and Kristen Roady of Tampa, Fla. A visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, July 20, at Palm Mortuary, 7600 S. Eastern Avenue. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 21, at Green Valley Presbyterian Church, 1798 Wigwam Parkway (at Valley Verde), Henderson, NV 89074. A Celebration of Life is pending. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Shetland Sheepdog Club of Southern Nevada, c/o Karin Fastow, 755 Mikasa Point Port, Las Vegas, NV 89123 or NSPCA.org (no kill shelter) (702) 873-7722. -
 

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From Jody Swaffar/Younkin on July 23rd, 2015
Judy and Sandy Coe were good pals of mine in grade school, and I can remember many fun times with them!  Judy and Sandy continued to keep up communications with my mother, Xerlan Swaffar, throughout her lifetime.  Mother always kept me abreast of their interesting lives.  I know Judy will be missed by all!
 
From Suzanne( Suzie ) Siler ( Rowland ) on July 24th, 2015
Well..what can I say ? Just smiles that come to my face as I think about all the fun times we had running around as teenagers....many hours at their house and so much fun running around their neighborhood ...and then we all started driving! I sure did miss both Judy and Sandy at our 50th ...kept looking for them the whole evening ..... Much love and many hugs to Judy and her family .... Thanks for being my friend ! 
 
From Connie Loosli on January 5th, 2016
I also spent many wonderful times with both Judy and Sandy, and know that Judy is missed. She was fun, happy, creative and always supportive of friends and family. My love and sympathy go out especially to sister Sandy.   Connie Clay Loosli