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KANSAS CITY STAR. Friday, September 3, 2004 DEATHS AND FUNERALS www.kansascity.com B5 Continued from B4 CLARENCE "BUD" FRENCH JR. Services for Clarence Nelson (Bud) do French, who passed away August 31, 2004, at 81, will be held on Saturday, September 4, at 3 p.m. at the Park Lawn Funeral Home. Burial to follow in Green Lawn Cemetery.

Visitation will be held prior to the service at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Bud was born on August 3, 1923, in the back seat of a taxicab to Blanche and 1 Clarence N. French, Sr. Tumbling from the with a broken arm, he started young establishing his ability to withstand physical pain.

He was the middle son of three boys and grew up in the Kansas City area during the Great Depression, moving often as a child and receiving little other than love. He attended Central High School in Kansas City, MO where he was a three sport athlete and received the "Nigro" award in 1941 for the areas best football player. He set many track records at Central, in particular the high hurdles, which stood for many years. He served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II, as did his brothers.

His older brother, Bob, gave his life in the Army during the war. Bud was injured in a bombing attack but recovered after weeks in a military hospital and received the Purple Heart; he returned home in 1946, as did his younger brother, Don. Home on a leave, he married Marilyn Hall, July 2, 1945 three day in Chicago. Upon completing his military service, they returned to Lawrence, KS, where Bud completed his scholarship at Kansas University, and graduated with a Masters Degree in Secondary Education in 1950, Marilyn worked as a secretary to Coach "Phog" Allen. Bud was a record setting half-back for the Jayhawk football program in 'those years, playing under Coach George Sauer on the 1947-48 Orange Bowl team and still remains number four in career punt returns at Kansas.

Drafted by a professional football team, Bud and Marilyn chose to return to Kansas City in 1950 where he taught history and coached football with his former High School Coach, Harry Slaymaker, at his Alma Mater, Central High School. He gave thirty-three years to the Kansas City, MO School District as a teacher, coach, and counselor, all of that time at Central and Westport High Schools. During that time, and Marilyn raised three sons together. Upon his retirement from counseling, Bud spent nine years at Boone Elementary School, in the Center School District, before retiring again in 1992. In 2001, Bud moved to the Town Village Leawood retirement complex, and in June of this year, he moved to Grace Gardens Assisted Living.

Bud's death came from complications from an aortic aneurysm. Bud is survived by his wife of 42 years, Marilyn; brother, Don and wife, Louise French; his older brother Bob's widow, Kathleen and her husband, John Bush; brother-in-law, Bert Hall and wife, Jackie; five nieces, Janet, Marsha, Allison, Arlene and Jodi; and three nephews, Bob, Steve and Donny and their families. And by his three sons, Barry, Alan and Dan, who are proud to carry his name and will miss him greatly. And by their wives, Jackie and Cindy and his grandchildren, Adam, Sean, Katie, Jacob and Danielle, who will carry his smile, generosity and tenacity to the generations to come. love you Papi.

Pallbearers: Alan Davidson, Adam French, Bob French Donny French, Jacob French, Sean French. Honorary Pallbearers: Marsha Davidson, Danielle French, Katie French, Janet McGinnis and Arlene Hirae. In lieu flowers, make a contribution to a charitable organization in his memory (Arrangements: Park Lawn Funeral Home (816) 523-1234) TRAVIS JEREMY GADINO Travis Jeremy Gadino, 21, of Lake Winnebago, MO, passed away Wednesday, September 1, 2004, at his home. Memorial services will be 6 p.m. Sunday, Sep- Classified Funeral Notices Cemetery Lots burial spaces together lot 72 block 3.

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816-252-6310 Memorial Park Cem, lots, 1000 each. 417-348-0437 Jasper "Jay" Calcara 1919 2002 It has been two years that you have left us, Dad. We still think you'll be coming home anytime now. We miss you so much. Mom misses you more than you can imagine.

We know you are home with Jesus and his angels. Your laughter apd mischievous ways are truly missed. Until we are all together again. Your Loving Family, Wife, Children, Grandchildren, Great-Grandchildren tember 5, 2004, at Lee's Summit Jefferson, Lee's MO 64081. Community 1440 S.W.

Cremation. Viewing will be 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Lee's Summit. contributions Saturday at Langsford Funeral Home, may be made to Lee's Summit Community Church Benevolence Fund he Travis was born March 25, 1983, in Overland Park, KS. He was Assistant Mgr.

at True Value Hardware. He was preceded in death by grandparents, Oneida Eugene Ziegler of Emporia, KS. Survivors include parents, Geri Rene Gadino; one sister, Erin Nicole (Gadino) La Madrid and husband, Lorenzo, of Burbank, CA; one brother, Gadino, Lee's Summit, MO; grandmother, Josie Gadino, Tom's River, NJ; loving aunts, uncles cousins. Travis always lived life to the fullest. He expressed a contagious enthusiasm to everyone he knew through his vibrance wit.

The family rests in the assurance that Travis is with Jesus and is now the free spirit that God created him to be. (Arrangements: Langford Funeral Home, 115 S.W. 3rd Lee's Summit, MO 64063, 816-524-3700) OLIVER C. GARDNER Oliver Gardner, 70, passed away at 9:18 a.m. Friday, September 1, 2004, in the Christian Health Care, Republic, MO.

He was born February 17, 1934, in Jamesville, MO, to Marion Christopher and Maude (Bader) Gardner. He was a Nixa High School graduate and was active in planning for the school's 100th Anniversary celebration. Oliver served his country in the U.S. Army in the 8th Army Headquarters, U.N. Command, Seoul, Korea.

He retired from Knopke Brothers Contractors Supply, Kansas City, MO, after 42 years of service. At that time he returned to the family farm southeast of Clever, where he enjoyed gardening and country living. He was coadministrator of the Jamesville Cemetery. Three brothers and five sisters survive him. Funeral services will be 10 a.m.

Saturday, September 4, in Meadors Funeral Homes Chapel, Clever, MO, with Rev. Leeroye Maples officiating. Burial will follow in Jamesville Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. MARGARET ELIZABETH (STEELE) GOETSCH Margaret Elizabeth (Steele) Goetsch of Leawood, KS, died August 20, 2004, at the University of Washington Medical Center from complications of chronic myleomonocytic leukemia. Services will be held September 4, 2004, at 10:30 a.m. at Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and the Susan G.

Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Margie was born July 14, 1944, in Pittsburg, KS. After briefly living in Arcadia, KS, she moved to Salina, KS. Margie moved to the Kansas City area in 1965. She graduated from the University of Kansas with a B.A.

in art history in 1966. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma and P.E.O. She was employed by Employers Reinsurance Corporation, retiring in 1999. Margie was a member of Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church. She served on many committees including Altar Guild and the stewardship committee.

She participated in Small Group and Bible study, which she dearly loved. Margie was preceded in death by her mother, the former Elizabeth Cannon, and her father, Harry Steele. Survivors include husband, Leo Goetsch of the home; brother, Mac Steele, Salina, KS; sister, Barbara Steele, Denver, CO; children, John Gamble, Lawrence, KS, Anne and Tondo Waldron, Leawood, KS, Chris and Vela Goetsch, Wichita, KS, Brad and Linda Goetsch, Fallon, NV. Tracey Goetsch, North Kansas City, MO; and eight beloved grandchildren, Andrew, Benjamin, Aubrey, Ellery, Jessie, Conor, and Darla. Margie loved cooking, needle pointing, her church, gardening, KU basketball, reading, friends but most of all her family.

JILL LAVERNE HASSELBRING Jill Laverne Hasselbring, 73, passed away Sept. 2, 2004. Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 5, at Kent Memorial Lutheran Church, Old Hwy.

5, Sunrise Beach, MO. In lieu of flowers, family suggests contributions to the church building fund. Park Lawn Funeral Home, 816-523-1234) MARY ELIZABETH HEINZ Mary Elizabeth "Libby" Heinz, 76, of Overland Park, KS, passed away September 1, 2004 at her home. Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, September 5, 2004, at the Rolling Hills Presbyterian Church, 9300 Nall Overland Park, KS 66207.

Private family burial in Johnson County Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to the Kansas City Hospice, 12006 West 87th Street Parkway, Lenexa, KS 66215, Sister Servants of Mary, 800 North 18th Street, Kansas City, KS 66102, or the Rolling Hills Presbyterian Church Board of Deacons. Libby was born December 1, 1927 in Mulberry, KS to Thomas and Ester Reed. Libby lived in Overland Park for over 33 years, working at the Jones Store in Prairie Village from 1972-1984. She was a member of PEO, Lady Greeter for Abdallah Shrine, a Volunteer for ALS and a member of the Rolling Hills Presbyterian Church.

Libby took much delight in taking part in her grandchildren's lives and accompanying her husband on many foreign travels. Through Libby's illness, she displayed strength, courage and faith to her family, she met adversity head on and with great determination and dignity. We have lost a wonderful Daughter, Sister, Wife, Mother, Aunt, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother. Libby is survived by her mother, Ester Reed; a loving husband of 54 years, Dean Heinz; brothers, Tom and Ron Reed; sister, June Edgar; son, Terry and his wife, Gretchen Heinz; daughters, Janet Heinz, Jewel and her hus- band, Stan Neher, Suzi and her husband, Mark Ponchur; eight grandchildren and one greatgranddaughter. She will be dearly missed.

(Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer's Sons Johnson County Chapel (913) 451-1860) EARL LESTER Earl Lester, 75, formerly of KCMO and Blue Springs, passed away August 31, 2004. Services 2 p.m. Sept. 4, at Davis Funeral Home, Tarkio, MO (660) 736-4195.

Burial Home Cemetery, Tarkio. Visitation 7-8 p.m., Masonic Rites 6:30 p.m., Fri. funeral home. Memorials Shriners Children's Hospital. DALE W.

LINEBAUGH Dale W. Linebaugh, 67, Hardin, MO, died Sept. 1, 2004, at home. Memorial gathering will be 2 p.m. Sept.

4, at the home, where a memorial gathering will be 2-4 p.m. Contributions may be made to Ray County Hospice or American Cancer Society. Thurman Funeral Home, Hardin, MO) LORI ANN LISMAN Lori Ann Lisman, 40, Kansas City, MO, passed away Thursday, September 2, 2004, at the Greens at Creekside. Visitation will be 11 a.m.-12 noon Sept. 4, 2004, at D.W.

Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Chapel, Kansas City, MO, where services will begin at 12 noon; burial in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Lori Ann was born in Kansas City, MO. She was a leading sales executive and vice president for All Pro Advertising. She was a member of B'nai Brith Youth Organization.

Lori Ann had a good business sense and she was an avid music collector and listener. She is survived by her father, Burton O. Lisman, Overland Park, KS; brother, Stephen Lisman, Kansas City, MO; nieces and nephews, Michael and Kerry Lisman. She was preceded in death by her mother, Marcia G. Lisman.

(Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Chapel) VERNON M. LOGAN Vernon M. Logan of Kansas City, MO (formerly of Slater), died Wednesday, September 1, 2004, at his home in Kansas City. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m.

Saturday, September 4, at the St. Paul Freewill Baptist Church in Slater. Burial will be in the Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Slater. Friends may call from 9-10 a.m.

Saturday at H.T. May and Son Funeral Home in Marshall, and 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at the church. Vernon was born in Slater, MO, the son of John and Nannie Mae Logan Miller. He graduated from Slater High School and also received an Associate Degree in applied science from the Maplewood Community College in Kansas City, and a Bachelor of Science in electronic engineering technology from Missouri Western State College.

He was a member of Second Baptist Church in Slater. Survivors include a longtime friend, Mark Thurman of Kansas City, MO; three brothers, Raymond Hockaday of Kansas City, MO, Norman Miller and Linda Brown of Marshall, MO, and Larry Miller and his wife, Maureen, of Columbia, MO; two sisters, Barbara Hill of Slater and Catherine Moore and her husband, Sam Moore, of Slater; three uncles, Sam Logan, Jesse Logan and Oscar Logan; and one aunt, Victoria Tumey; eight nephews; three nieces; four great-nephews; two great-nieces; and his extended family, Rev. and Mrs. Wallace Thurman of Higginsville, and Donnie and Lessie Calvert of Slater. MARY M.

McWILLIAMS Mary M. McWilliams, 82, Harrisonville, MO, died September 2, 2004. Services 7:30 p.m. Friday, September 3, at Atkinson Chapel, Harrisonville with visitation at 7 p.m. Burial Forest Lawn Cemetery, Glendale, CA.

Contributions to Alzheimer's Association. (Arr: Atkinson Funeral Home, 816-380- 3268) JOHN R. MIER February 28, 1919 August 31, 2004 John R. Mier died at his home in Prairie Village, KS on August 31, 2004. He was 85.

He was born on February 28, 1919 in Cleveland, OH. He married Dorothy Oppenheimer on October 3, 1942 in Kansas City, MO." John attended the University of California at Berkeley where he helped to organize and became the first president of the Men's Dormitory Association. During WWII he served with the U.S. Maritime Commission as Assistant to the General Manager of the Richmond Shipyards in Richmond, CA where he conducted the demographic study that resulted in the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan for shipyard workers, the prototype for the nation's first HMO. He moved to Kansas City in 1946 and began his career in business with Oppenheimer Brothers Insurance and Franklin Life Insurance companies.

Subsequently, he joined the Mercantile Bank Trust Company in Kansas City where he served as Senior Vice President, Commercial Lending Division for 33 years. John was known for his leadership, vision and dedication to community service. He served as Executive Vice President of the Menorah Medical Center Board of Directors for many years. He was Vice Chairman Emeritus of the Menorah Medical Center Board of Trustees and was a Trustee of the Menorah Medical Center Foundation. He was Director Emeritus of the Menorah Legacy Foundation Board.

He was former Vice President of the Board of Directors for the Mid-America Comprehensive Health Planning Agency and a former board member of the Missouri Independence Bankers Association. He was active in the Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City as a member of the Jewish Loan Fund Committee and the Council on Aging. He was a tutor for Johnson County Community College Project Finish and Literacy Program classes. Survivors include his beloved wife of sixty-two years; his daughter, Sally Mier of Boulder, CO; his son, J.D. Mier of Leawood, KS; his sister, Elizabeth Polen of Los Angeles, CA; his niece, Lisa Myers of Burbank, CA; his grandchildren, Carolyn Hustedde, Brenda Mier, David Mier, Jessica Mier and Jackson Mier; four great children; a great-niece and great-nephew.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, September 6, 2004 at 10 a.m. at the New Reform Temple, 7100 Main Street, Kansas City, MO. In lieu of flow- ers, contributions may be made in his memory to the Menorah Legacy Foundation, One Ward Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64112, or to the organization or charity of one's choice. (Arrangements: Mt. Moriah Freeman Chapel( (816) 942-2004) Dignity EFFIE EVYLIN SCOTT MUDD Effie Evylin Scott Mudd, age 88, of Higginsville, MO, formerly of Lexington, MO, passed away Wednesday, September 1, 2004, at Lafayette Regional Health Center in Lexington.

Effie was born May 4, 1916 in Alman, MO, to Elwood Frank and Naomi Lucy Glor Scott. She married Charles Matthew Mudd, October 12, 1933. Effie was a member of the Lexington First Christian Church. worked at Dunhill Shirt Factory. She also had worked for United Telephone Company as an operator and supervisor for 15 years and sold Avon for 15 years.

Effie was a foster grandparent and a companion for the elderly in their homes. Survivors include a daughter, Evalyn Charlene Mudd McFadden of Waverly, MO and a granddaughter, Thomasina Dianne Duffett Shipman, also of Waverly, MO. Effie was preceded in death by her husband, Charles "Chuck" Mudd, March. 22, 1983, a son, George Mudd, her parents, a brother, Ernest Franklin Scott and two sisters, Myrtle Scott and Ethel Mariah Scott Barrel.m Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, September 4, 2004, at the WalkerNadler-Fuller Funeral Home in Lexington.

Burial will be in Lexington Memory Gardens. Visitation will be p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church of Lexington, MO. (Arrangements: Walker-Nadler-Fuller Funeral Home, 1720 South Street, Lexington, MO 64067 (660) 259-2245) RALPH EARL OBERMAN Ralph E.

Oberman, 79, Raytown, MO, passed away August 31, 2004, at home. Funeral services 11:30 a.m. Saturday, September 4, at Faith Presbyterian Church, 8301 James A. Reed Rd. Burial Mt.

Moriah Cemetery. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Friday at Mt. Moriah Freeman( )ignity Chapel, 10507 Holmes Rd. JUDITH A.

PEMENT Judith A. Pement, 64, Sugar Creek, MO, passed away August 31, 2004. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, September 4, 2004, at Muehlebach Funeral Home, 6800 Troost Kansas City, MO. Interment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 3, p.m. Friday, September 3, 2004. Memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans. Judy was born May 17, 1940 in Kansas City, MO and was a lifelong area resident. She worked as Office Manager for the Disabled American Veterans for 15 years.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Jared Sere and her second husband, Paul Pement. She was also preceded in death by her parents, an aunt and uncle, one daughter and two grandsons. She is survived by her children, Jerri Lynn Dickens, Gladstone, MO, Kevin Sere, Independence, MO, Lisa Forest and husband, Dan, Pierre, SD, Daniel Sere, Centerville, SD, Curtis Sere, I Independence, MO and Scott Sere, Independence, MO. Judy is also survived by nine grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren; three brothers, Raymond Holloway, Renton, WA, Edward Holloway, Lee's Summit, MO and Charles Holloway, Grandview, MO; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. (Arrangements: Muehlebach Funeral Home (816) 444-2060) LEROY DALE RAINES LeRoy D.

Raines, 71, of Westwood, KS, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, September 1, 2004. Memorial services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, September 4, Antioch Church, 5201 Antioch Road, at the corner of 1-35 and Antioch, Overland Park, KS. Friends and family are welcome to attend a visitation one hour prior to the service. The family suggests donations to the Keith Worthington Chapter of A.L.S.

LeRoy loved to sing and worship the Lord with his wife Dorothy. They raised five children in the way the Lord while faithfully attending church. LeRoy was active in the Shawnee Mission Radio Control Club where he enjoyed building and flying model airplanes. He served his country from 1955 to 1959 in the Air Force obtaining the rank of Staff Sergeant. He was also active in the Christian Motorcycle Association and United Side Car Association, where he proudly rode and displayed his motorcycle with a custom built sidecar.

He is survived by his sons, Bill and Karen Raines of Liberty, MO, Tom and Debbie Raines of Liberty, MO, Jim and Susan Raines of De Soto, KS, Bob and Shannon Raines of Linwood, KS and daughter, Karen and Dennis Carnal of Merriam, KS; his brother, Carroll and Barbara Raines of Olathe, KS; his sister, Joy and Don Shewchuck of Las Vegas, NV; 15 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; and a host of brothers- and sisters-in-law; as well as nieces and nephews who loved him. He was preceded in death by Dorothy, his beloved wife of 42 years, in 1999, and his parents Ruth Raines and Thurston Crose. (Arrangements: Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore, MO (816) 322-5278) ELMER D. REDWINE Elmer D. Redwine, 74, of Raymore, MO, passed away August 31, 2004.

Private family services. Memorials maybe made to Kansas City Hospice. Elmer is survived by his wife, Mary and son, Mark. He was a retired Air Force veteran. (Arr: Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore, MO (816) 322- 5278) MARY ELLEN RIDDLE Mary Ellen Riddle, 56, Overland Park, KS, passed away August 28, 2004, at Manor Care Health Services.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4, in Smithland, IA. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Ms.

Riddle was born March 26, 1948, in Des Moines, IA. She grew up in Mission, KS, and attended UMKC, where she graduated with a B.A. in History. She received a Master's in Library Science from Emporia State University and a teaching certificate from Mid America Nazarene University. She was a Christian.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Gladys Riddle. She is survived by a sister, Constance Riddle of Hilo, HI; a brother and sister-in-law, Lawrence and Sue Riddle of Republic, MO; a sister and brotherin-law, Roger and Chris Larson of Prairie Village, KS; a nephew and wife, David and Lori Riddle of Blue Springs, MO; nieces, Susan Stewart of Prairie Village, KS, Julie Larson of Ostrava, Czech Republic, and Kara Larson of Prairie Village; great-nephews, Daniel, David and Sam Stewart, all I of Prairie Village, KS. EVA W. ROBISON Eva W. Robison, 61, Garden MO, died September 2, 2004.

Visitation 2-3 followed by Funeral services at 3 p.m. Saturday, September at Dickey Funeral Home, Garden MO (816) 862-6345. Burial in Garden City Cemetery. Memorials to American Cancer Society. FELIX RODRIGUEZ Felix Rodriguez, 57, of Kansas City, MO, passed away September 1, 2004, at home.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 1 p.m. Saturday, September 4, 2004, at Guardian Angels Church, 1310 Westport Kansas City, MO, followed by cremation. Friends may call from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at the church. Contributions are suggested to the church.

Felix was born in Puerto Rico, raised in New York and created his family in Kansas City, MO. He was an Air Force veteran, a electrician and an IBEW member. He could play any instrument you gave him and fix anything you left him. Felix was preceded in death by his grandson, Edward F. Valdivia, his brother, Luis Rodriguez and his sister, Teresa Morales.

He is survived by his wife, Yolanda Rodriguez; his daughters, Celia Rodriguez, Rena Rodriguez and Marisa Sparks and her husband, Raymond; his granddaughters, Alina Ruiz, Jaclynn Sparks, Haley Sparks and Erita Valdivia; and his "boy" Chuy. Felix was a dedicated and loving person who will be forever missed but never forgotten. you Felix Cat. (Arrangements: McGilley Midtown Chapel (816)( Dignity 753-6200) CHARLENE ROSE ROLLHEISER Charlene Rose Rollheiser, 82, Kansas City; MO, died Wednesday, September 1, 2004. Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m.

Saturday, September 4, at St. John Francis Regis Catholic Church, Kansas City, Burial in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Kansas City, KS. Friends may call 6-8 Friday at the church, where the Rosary will be said at 7:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St.

John Francis Regis Catholic Church, 8941 James A. Reed Kansas City, MO 64138. Charlene was born July 4, 1922 in Kansas City, KS. She was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, Frank B. Rollheiser in 1984.

Charlene is survived by her six children, Frank "Rocky" and his wife, Sheri, Lisa, June and her husband, Tim, Charie and her husband, John, Liz her husband, Brendan, and Daryl and her husband, Tim, 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was our loving mother and grandmother and will be deeply missed by, all. (Arrangements: Joseph A. Butler Son (913) 371-7000) MARY M. TACKETT Mary M.

Tackett, 89, passed away Thursday, August 26, 2004, at La Hacienda Nursing Center. Mary was born February 22, 1915 in Kansas City, MO, to Arthur B. and Maude Kauffman. Mary was a member of the First United Methodist Church and a longtime volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America. Mary is survived by her loving husband, Buford D.

Tackett, Harlingen, TX; children, Larry (Bernice) Stouse of Shawnee, KS, Phyllis (James) Alter of Boise, ID, Buford D. (Melissa) Tackett Ill of Colorado Springs, CO and Margaret E. Tackett of Kansas City, MO; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Memorial services were held August 30 in Texas. For those desiring to do so, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church.

(Arrangements: Buck Ashcroft Funeral Home, Harlingen, TX (956) 423-3636) RONALD JAMES THORNTON Ronald James Thornton, 54, Appleton City, MO, passed away Sept. 1, 2004, at his home. Funeral services will be 7 p.m. Friday, September 3, 2004, at Hill Son Funeral Home, Appleton City, visitation; friends may call at the funeral home. Donations to Evelyn Brown Laney Hospice.

MARY MARGARET WALSH, Mary Margaret Walsh, 92, died following her battle with cancer on September 1, 2004, surrounded by her family at her home in Plattsburg. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Walsh, who passed away in 1979. at She leaves behind two daughters, Sharon Carson of Kansas City and Linda Heitman of Plattsburg; five grandchildren, Robin Elliott of St. Charles, MO, Jacqueline Thomas of Kansas City, MO, Shari Greene of Plattsburg, MO, Lindsey Heitman of Leawood, KS, and Grant Carson ef Kansas City, MO; six greatgrandchildren, Brett Devling of St. Joseph, MO, Lauren Elliott and Katelin Elliott of St.

Charles, MO, Tiffany Zimmerman of Plattsburg, MO, Mylee Greene and Quintin Greene of Plattsburg, MO; one greatgranddaughter, Brittany Grable of St. Joseph, MO. Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, September 4, 2004, at the First Christian Church of Plattsburg, MO. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m.

Friday at the church. The family suggests memorials to the First Christian Church or Comfort Care Hospice in Mary Margaret Walsh's name, 314 W. 4th, Cameron, MO 64429, The family wishes to thank the Hospice Organization for their tremendous help and support during these last few weeks. (Arrangements: Bailey Cox Family Funeral Service, Plattsburg, MO) TRAVIS T. WILKINS, SR.

Travis T. Wilkins, 31, of Kansas City, MO, passed away Wednesday, September 1, 2004, in Kansas City, MO. A "Celebration of Life" in honor or Travis will be 6-8 p.m. Friday, September 3, 2004, in Mt. Washington Forever Mausoleum Chapel, Independence, MO.

Cremation. Travis was born November 15, 1972, in Kansas City, MO, to George C. and Lila A. (Jamison) Wilkins. He married Jami Marie Ladd on July 17, 1992, and they made their home in the Kansas City area.

Travis is survived by his wife, Jami, of the home; four sons and one daughter, Aaron Ladd, Dylan Windie, Travis Wilkins, Patrick Douglas and Terrah Wilkins, all of the home; parents, George and Lila Wilkins of Kansas City, MO; six brothers, Craig Wilkins of Blue Springs, MO, Jeff Wilkins of Kentucky, Erick Wilkins of Independence, MO, Monte Wilkins of Independence, MO, Justin Wilkins of Kansas City, MO, and Waylon Wilkins of Independence, MO; four sisters, Carla Smith of Independence, MO, Lisa Cook of Ft. White, FL, Tammy Wilkins of Kansas City, MO, and Tinnelle Wilkins of Independence, MO; paternal grandmother, Delores Wilkins of Ottumwa, IA. (Arrangements: Mt. Washington Forever Funeral Home, 816-252-4141) RUBYE FAYE WILLIAMS Rubye Faye Williams, 57, formerly of Columbus, TX, died Aug. 29, 2004, at Providence Place, K.C., KS.

Services and burial will be Sept. 4, in Columbus, TX. Ben Davis Funeral Home and Lawrence A. Jones Sons Linwood Chapel) LEOTA MARIE WILSON Leota Marie Wilson, 81, Kansas City, MO, passed into the waiting arms of her Heavenly Father with her family by her side on Tuesday, August 31, 2004, at St. Joseph Health Center, Kansas City.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, September Altona Baptist Church, Adrian, MO. Burial in Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Friday at the Atkinson Chapel, Harrisonville.

Leota was born April 17, 1923 in Wisdom, MO, the daughter of Luke and Mary Elizabeth (Copenhaver) Scott. As a youth, Leota enjoyed playing music with her friends and family. She sang. played the banjo, mandolin and harmonica. On July 2, 1942 she wed Royce Reynold Wilson.

Together they made beautiful music for 62 years. She had a great love for children and worked as a teacher's aide. Leota was also a homemaker and enjoyed gardening, reading and always wrote in her journal. In Heaven, Leota reunites with her parents, her son, Roy Wilson, two brothers, Shelby and Dumont Scott. granddaughter, Elizabeth Cates and son-in-law, Gene Kimble.

She is survived by her husband, Royce, Adrian, MO; children, Elizabeth Cates, Kansas City, MO, Joyce Kimbie, Adrian, MO, Royce Wilson Kansas City, MO and Emma Leach, Lee's Summit, MO; brothers, Raymond and Luther Scott; grandchildren, Cora and Roy Lee Wilson, Kim Howell, James. Rachel, Patricia and Joshua Cates, Wilbur, Timothy and Lisa Engelhardt. Randy, John, Christine and Patrick Leach; 23 great-grandchildren; and sons-in-law, James Cates and George Leach. Leota will be greatly missed and always loved. (Arrangements: Atkinson Funeral Home, Harrisonville, MO (816) 380-3268) Sign a guestbook.

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