The Kansas City Star from Kansas City, Missouri (2024)

a band, Francis William Magnenat died in 1992. She was born in Humboldt, and lived in this area before she moved to Mound City, in 1968. She later lived in Chetopa, Edna and Coffeyville in Kansas before moving to Olathe seven months ago. Survivors include four sons, Francis William Magnenat Paola, Robert L. Magnenat, Phoenix, Gerald C.

Magnenat, Stilwell in Johnson County, and David E. Magnenat, Bremerton, a daughter, Anna M. Sorebo, Holcombe, a sister, Edith E. De Weese, Wellsville, nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Alice C.

Reed and three great-great-grandchildren. Phillip A. Sollomi Alice C. Reed, 86, rural Freeman, former co-owner of nursing homes in Harrisonville, died Dec. 13, 1993, at the home.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Atkinson Chapel, Harrisonville; burial in the Freeman Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at the chapel. The family suggests contributions to Hospice Care of the Visiting Nurse Association.

Mrs. Reed co-owned nursing homes for 20 years, retiring as owner and administrator of the Harrisonville Retirement Home in 1976. She also owned the Pleasant View Rest Home in Harrisonville. She was a member of the Harrison ville Business Professional Women's Club. She was a member of the Freeman Presbyterian Church.

Her husband, Edward Joseph Reed, died in 1973. She was born in Sugar Grove, and lived in Kansas City, Freeman and Harrisonville before returning to Freeman in 1982. Survivors include a daughter, JoAnn Dobson, Dallas; a sister, Evelyn Leake, Aurora, eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; Phillip A. Sollomi, 82, Scottsdale, founder of the Wish-Bone Salad Dressing Co. and the Wish-Bone Restaurant in Kansas City, died Dec.

10, 1993, in a nursing home in Scottsdale. Services were Dec. 13. Mr. Sollomi owned the Wish-Bone Restaurant in Kansas City from 1948 to 1952.

He founded the Wish-Bone Salad Dressing using his mother's Italian dressing recipe, in 1951; he sold it to Thomas J. Lipton Inc. in 1957. He received doctorate in veterinary medicine from Ohio State University in Columbus and was a veterinarian for the Army during World War II. His wife, Theresa Sollomi, died in 1990.

He was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and moved to Kansas City 1942, to Phoenix in 1958 and to Scottsdale 1989. in Survivors include a son, Phillip A. Sollomi Scottsdale; four daughters, Linda Wilson, Margaret Stevens and Michelle Weslowski of Phoenix and Mary Rose Phetteplace, Seattle; and 16 grandchildren. Dr. Harry Werbin Dr.

Harry Werbin, 86, midtown Kansas City, a physician, died Dec. 11, 1993, at Research Medical Center. Memorial services are pending; the body was donated to the University of Kansas Medical Cetner. Dr. Werbin practiced osteopathy in Kansas City from 1941 to 1969 and also practiced in California before he retired.

He received a bachelor's degree from Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, where he was a member of the track and cross-country teams and the Hall of Fame. He was a graduate of the Kansas City College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery. He was born in London and lived in New York Kansas City and Long Beach, before returning to this area four years ago. Survivors include his wife, Anna Werbin of the home; two brothers, Milton Werbin, Levittown, N.Y., and Joe Werbin, Far Rockaway, N.Y.; and a sister, Fanny Dworken, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Danny E.

Williams Danny Earl Williams, 41, southeast Kansas City, co-owner of an auto repair shop, died Dec. 12, 1993, at Truman Medical Center East. Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Park Lawn Chapel; burial in Green Lawn Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

today at the chapel. Mr. Williams had co-owned Jay's Auto Service in Raytown for more than 20 years. He was a member of the Beacon Free Will Baptist Church. He was born in Lamar, and lived in this area most of his life.

Survivors include his wife, Betty J. Williams of the home; a daughter, Lisa Eaton, and his parents, J.E. and Jean Williams, all of Raytown; two brothers, Jim Williams, Raytown, and Mike Williams, Kansas City; two sisters, LuAnne Maggard, Lee's Summit, and Christy Hood, Ada, and a granddaughter. OLETA A. HAILE Oleta A.

Haile, 91, Pleasant Hill in Cass County, died Dec. 13, 1993, in the Golden Years Care Services nursing home, Harrisonville. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Stanley Son Chapel, Pleasant Hill; burial in Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville. Friends may call from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

today at the chapel. Mrs. Haile was born in Lexington, and lived in Pleasant Hill most of her life. She taught in rural Cass County in the 1920s and 1 1930s. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Pleasant Hill.

Her husband, Hubert Haile, died in 1992. Survivors include a son, Raymond Haile, Pleasant Hill; two sisters, Bessie Kochsmeier and Leona Monaghan of Lee's Summit; two grandchildren; two stepgrandsons; and seven greatgrandchildren. GLADYS G. ISON Gladys G. Ison, 90, Butler, formerly of this area, died Dec.

12, 1993, at a hospital in Butler. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Schowengerdt Chapel, Butler; burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler. Friends may call from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the chapel.

The family suggests contributions to the Double Branch Christian Church, near Butler. Mrs. Ison was born at Pleasant Gap, and lived in Kansas City before she moved to Butler in in 1979. Survivors include three sons, William E. Ison, Belgium, Oliver K.

Ison, Grandview, of the church. Her husband, Ervin Ison, died 15 great-grandchildren. and Roy V. Ison, Independence; two sisters, died Dec. 11, 1993, at Trinity Lutheran Hospital.

Cremation. Mr. Johnson was born in 1978. She formerly was a nurses' aide at rader, Rich Hill, 10 grandchildren; and Menorah Medical Center. She was a member Katherine Kauffman, Butler, and Joy HarkKEVIN JOHNSON Kevin Johnson, 36, central Kansas City, Kansas City, and lived in Anchorage, Alaska, for five years before he returned to this area carlier this year.

He formerly was a waiter at a cafe in Anchorage. Survivors include his father, Clifford Johnson Kansas City; a brother, Clifford Johnson III, Alaska; and a sister, Denise Johnson, Kansas City. GOTTFRIED KLEIN Gottfried Klein, 96, Overland Park, died Dec. 12, 1993, at Baptist Medical Center. Services will be at 11 a.m.

Thursday at Newcomer's Overland Park Chapel; burial in Johnson County Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the chapel. Mr. Klein was born in Sylvan Grove, and lived in Hutchinson, before moving to this area in 1974.

He owned G. Klein Auditing and Accounting in Hutchinson, retiring in 1974. He was an Army veteran of World War I. Survivors include his wife of 70 years, Lydia Major Klein of the home; two sons, Lane Klein, Prairie Village, and Noel Klein, Overland Park; a brother, Jake Klein, Lucas, two sisters, Mary Mueller, Sylvan Grove, and Minnie Klein, Santa Maria, three grandchildren; and two great -grandsons. SHAWN K.

KLEOPPEL Shawn Dillon Kleoppel, 16-month-old son of Ray Joe and Shawna Dee Ann Kleoppel of Blue Springs, died Dec. 13, 1993, at Children's Mercy Hospital. Services will be at p.m. Wednesday at the Royer Chapel, Oak Grove in Jackson County; burial in Sni Mills Cem- Deaths Funerals Tuesday, The December Kansas 14, City 1993 Star B-3 The Star runs death notices free of charge as a public service. They are edited for length, clarity and conformity to style.

For example, The Star customarily omits names of surviving grandchildren and limits most obituaries to list one job and two church or club memberships. To place a notice, call (816) 234-4300. The items under the "classified funeral notices" heading are paid advertisem*nts; to inquire about them, (816) 234- 4055. George Bowser George Bowser, 89, cast Kansas City, former owner of a mattress manufacturing company, died Dec. 12, 1993," at the Independence Regional Health Center.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Speaks Suburban Chapel; burial in Floral Hills Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the chapel. The family requests no flowers and suggests contributions to the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints temple endowment fund.

Mr. Bowser founded Home Comfort Products Inc. in Independence in 1946 and owned it until he retired in 1981. He was past president of the Independence Knife and Fork Club. He was an evangelist and patriarch of the Ridgewood RLDS congregation.

He was born in Arrington, and moved to Kansas City in 1924. Survivors include his wife, Mabel M. Bowser of the home; a son, George R. Bowser, Westminster, a daughter, Jean M. Sheffler, New Raymer, a brother, Leonard D.

Bowser, Fort Worth, Texas; and three grandchildren. Lester B. Foreman Lester B. of the Mortgage Bank- Foreman ers Association of America, the Agribusiness Executive Planning Council a of the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, the Real Estate Board of Kansas City and the Prairie Village Planning Commission. He was past vice president and 1 director of the Indian Fields Homes Association.

He was president of the board of directors of the Kansas City council of the Camp Fire Girls. He was a Red Cross volunteer at Veterans Hospital. He was a member of People to People International and the 40 Years Ago Column Club. He was an elder, former clerk of the session and a member of the executive committee of the church; he served on the boards of the Classic Citizens and the Memorial Committee at the church. He was born in Clarence, and this area most of his life.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Clarice McIntyre Foreman of the home; a daughter, Sandra Foreman Walker, Chesterfield, a sister, Ireta M. Davis, Warsaw, Lester B. Foreman, 83, Prairie Village, a former vice president of the Business Men's Assurance died Dec. 13, 1993, at St. Luke's Hospital.

Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Village Presbyterian Church; private burial. Friends may call from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Newcomer's Overland Park Chapel. The family requests no flowers and suggests contributions to the church.

Mr. Foreman worked for BMA for 41 years, retiring as vice president of investments in 1972. He was a former member Lester B. Lida L. Magnenat Lida Lucinda Magnenat, 83, of the Crystal Park Care Center, Olathe, former co-owner of Magnenat's Floral Shop, died Dec.

11, 1993, at the Olathe Medical Center. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, Coffeyville, burial in Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Coffeyville. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday the chapel.

The family suggests contributions to the Alzheimer's Association. Mrs. Magnenat and her husband owned the business in the Argentine area of Kansas City, from 1949 to 1968. She was a past member of the Argentine Baptist Church. Her hus- Continued from Page B-2 RUTH E.

GERHARDT Ruth E. Gerhardt, 66, southwest Kansas City, died Dec. 11, 1993, at the home. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. today at the Pohlman Chapel, Russell, burial in Mount Herman Cemetery, Paradise, Kan.

The family suggests contributions to the American Cancer Society. Mrs. Gerhardt was born in Russell and moved to this area 31 years ago. She formerly was a linen-room attendant at Research Medical Center. Survivors include her husband, Donald L.

Gerhardt of the home; two sons, Roger Lynn Harrall, Kansas City, and Lonnie Dean Harrall, Salina, a daughter, Linda Ruth Spiegel, Kansas City; three brothers, Lloyd Schneider, Coffeyville, Rueben Schneider, Donna, Texas, and John Schneider, Fort Dodge, seven sisters, Viola Meier, Norton, Edna Propp, Columbia, Alta Weigel, Littleton, Elinora Schwien, Bazine, Helen Stephens, Hays, Amelia Grace Michaelis, Russell, and Catherine Barnes, Dodge City; and three grandchildren. MYRTLE E. GIBSON Myrtle E. Gibson, 91, died Dec. 13, 1993, in the Holmesdale Convalescent Center, where she lived.

Services will be Friday in Milton, W.Va.; burial in Forest Memorial Cemetery, Milton. Mrs. Gibson was born near Milton and lived near Hurricane, W.Va., before moving to this area in 1987. She was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church, Hurricane. Her husband, Oney Gibson, died in 1991.

Surviinclude a daughter, Juanita Davis, Kanvors sas City; three sisters, Eleanor Cart, Texas, Helen Morrison, Huntington, W.Va., and Alzada Halfhill, Cheshire, Ohio; 13 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and a greatgreat-granddaughter. RICHARD R. GREAVES Richard R. Greaves, 58, Excelsior Springs, died Dec. 10, 1993, in the Excelsior Springs Convalescent Center.

Cremation. Mr. Greaves born near Plattsburg, and lived in was this area most of his life. He was a driver for Tollie Freightways Inc. for 10 years before he retired.

He was a Navy veteran. He was a Baptist. Survivors include two brothers, Bill Greaves, Excelsior Springs, and Harold Greaves, Plattsburg. FRANK E. GROSS Edward Gross, 75, Sugar Creek, died Frank 12, 1993, at the Medical Center of IndeDec.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednespendence. day at St. Cyril's Catholic Church, Sugar CemCreek; entombment in the Mount Olivet mausoleum, Raytown. Friends may Inde- call etery from 7 to 9 p.m.

today at the Carson Chapel, where the rosary will be said pendence at 8:15 p.m. The family suggests contributions the church. Mr. Gross was born in Cheroto and lived in Pittsburg, before kee, he moved to this area in 1948. He was a pipefitter for Mark Controls for 30 years, retiring in 1981.

He was a member of Local 533 of the Association. He was a member of Pipe Fitters the church. Survivors include his wife, Mary of the home; two sons, Lee Gross, LeGross nexa, and Gary Gross, Blue Springs; a daughter, Linda Patterson, Pleasant Hill in Cass three brothers, Mike Gross, Clinton, John Gross, Scammon, and County; Ignace Cherokee; two sisters, Mary Perello, West Mineral, and Rose Gross, Cherokee; and a granddaughter. etery, near Oak Grove. Friends may call from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

today at the chapel. Survivors also include a sister, Megan Christine Kleoppel of the home; his paternal grandparents, Ray and Gail Kleoppel of Independence; his maternal grandfather and stepgrandmother, Floyd and Sherry Herring of Kansas City; maternal grandmother and stepgrandfather, and Debbie and Ben Romans of Independence; maternal great-grandparents, Earl and Bernadette Hurshman of Missouri City in Clay County and Virdilla Moe, Blue Springs; and a maternal great-great-grandmother, Lavon Cox, Grain Valley in Jackson County. JOHN H. LANDERS SR. John H.

Landers 72, died Dec. 11, 1993, in the Windsor Estates Convalescent Center, Independence, where he lived. Cremation. The family suggests contributions to the American Cancer Society. Mr.

Landers was born in Nevada, and lived in this area most of his life. He was a grain mill worker for 15 years before he retired. He was an Army veteran of World War II. His wife, Mary V. Landers, died in 1980.

Survivors include four sons, Alden Lee Shemark, North Carolina, and John Landers Richard Landers and Charles Landers of Kansas City; five daughters, Vickey Landers, North Kansas City, Betty McQueen and Patty Harris of Independence and Becky McWilliams and Linda White of Kansas City; a sister, Ida Mae Lopez, Independence; and 22 grandchildren. FLORENCE E. LEE Florence Elizabeth Lee, 77, Ottawa, died Dec. 12, 1993, in Overbrook, Kan. Services will be at 11 a.m.

Wednesday at the Lamb-Roberts Chapel, Ottawa; burial in Highland Park Cemetery, Ottawa. Friends may call from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the chapel. The family suggests contributions to charity. Mrs.

Lee was born in Pomona, and lived in Ottawa most of her life. She was a machine operator for the Mode O' Day Co. Inc. in Ottawa before she retired. She was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and Veterans of Foreign Wars auxiliaries.

Her husband, Clifford Alvin Lee, died in 1985. Survivors include two daughters, Carolyn Roy, Ottawa, and Judy Strawn, Topeka; a sister, Isabel Woods, Ottawa; a brother, Alfred Hopkins, Williamsburg, six and four greatgrandchildren. LELAND D. LEIMKUEHLER Leland Dale Leimkuehler, 63, cast Kansas City, died Dec. 12, 1993, at the Barry Road Campus of St.

Luke's Northland Hospital. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Sheil Colonial Chapel; burial in Zion Cemetery, Corder, Mo. Friends may call from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the chapel.

Mr. Leimkuehler was born in Saline City, and lived in this area most of his life. He was a residential and commercial painter before he retired. He was a member of Local 9 of the Painters Union. He was an Army veteran and a member of the Fraas-Fain post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth E. Leimkuehler of the home; two sons, Larry D. Leimkuehler, Columbia Falls, and Roger D. Leimkuehler, Grain Valley in Jackson County; a daughter, Shereen L. Klemenz, Kansas City; five brothers, Clarence Leimkuehler, Marshall, Irvin Leimkuehler, Harrisonville, Edward Leimkuehler, Independence, Leroy Leimkuehler, Blue Springs, and Eugene Leimkuehler, Marshall, two sisters, Edna Burks, Slater, and Mae Thornton, Marshall; and seven grandchildren.

LORAINE M. LIBOLT Loraine M. Libolt, 65, Leavenworth, died Dec. 12, 1993, at Baptist Medical Center. Memorial services will be at 7:30 p.m.

Thursday at the Pilgrim United Church of Christ, Leavenworth; cremation. The family suggests contributions to the American Diabetes Association. Mrs. Libolt was born in Des Moines, Iowa, and lived in Kansas City before she moved to Leavenworth in 1973. She formerly was a nurse at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Leavenworth for 10 years.

She graduated from the Research Hospital School of Nursing in 1959. She was a member of the church. Survivors include cousins. WEBER LUEDERS Weber Lueders, 88, Blue Springs, died Dec. 11, 1993, at St.

Mary's Hospital of Blue Springs. Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Columbus (Neb.) Cemetery. Memorial services will be at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, Blue Springs.

The family requests no flowers and suggests contributions to the church. Mr. Lueders was born in Carrollton, and moved to this area in 1947. He worked in management for Montgomery Ward Co. for 38 years, retiring in 1966.

He was a member of the church. He was a member of the Elks Lodge. Survivors include his wife, Pauline "Fritzie" Lueders of the home; two daughters, Lynne Bowdish, Phoenix, and Connie Lutsenhizer, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho; five grandchildren; and five great-grand- children. LORA L. MANRING Lora Lee Manring, 101, Prairie Village, died Dec.

12, 1993, at the home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Newcomer's Overland Park Chapel; burial in Mount Moriah Cemetery. Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the chapel.

The family requests no flowers and suggests contributions to the Kansas City Hospice. Mrs. Manring was born June 25, 1892, in Kansas City and was a lifelong area resident. She was a former member of the Rockhill and Ivanhoe tennis clubs. Her husband, Harold Manring, died in 1959.

Survivors include a daughter, Jeanne Morey of the home; a son, Robert C. Manring, Phoenix; a sister, Betsy Cronkite, New York City; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson. ERIC N. MATHEWS Eric Narville Mathews, 18, central Kansas City, died Dec. 11, 1993, at Truman Medical Center.

Services will be at noon Thursday at the E.R. Morris Chapel; burial in Brooking Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday at the chapel. Mr.

Mathews was a lifelong area resident. He formerly was a sacker for the Country Mart grocery. He attended Van Horn High School. He was a member of the Sacred Mission Baptist Church. He was a member of the Positive Squad dancing group.

Survivors include his mother, Evelyn Owensby Mathews of the home; his father, Eric Wayne Mathews, Marion, his stepfather, Dennis LaGrone, and a brother, Minkah Eddie Makalani, both of Kansas City; two sisters, April LaGrone and Sheila M. LaGrone of the home; his maternal grandfather and stepgrandmother, Ocine and Legertha Owensby of Indianapolis; his maternal grandmother, Narvis Penn, Kansas City; maternal stepgrandparents, the Rev. Charles E. Penn and Ondra Penn of Kansas City, and his paternal grandmother, Willa Mac Mathews, Marion. CALVIN C.

McDANIELS Calvin C. McDaniels, 69, Lawson in Ray County, died Dec. 11, 1993, at Excelsior Springs Medical Center. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Lawson Cemetery.

Mr. McDaniels was a lifelong Ray County resident. He was a farmer before he retired. Survivors include his wife, Gertrude McDaniels of the home; a daughter, Sharon Graham, Excelsior Springs; two stepdaughters, Fern Oliver, Excelsior Springs, and Charlene Edwards, Scale, a stepson, Walter Sympson; a brother, Jesse McDaniels, Grain Valley in Jackson County; 12 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. DOROTHY I.

MEEKER Dorothy Ida Ellegard Meeker, 77, Pittsburg, formerly of this area, died Dec. 13, 1993, at a hospital in Pittsburg. Services are pending. The family suggests contributions to the American Cancer Society. Mrs.

Meeker was born in Kansas City and lived in Pittsburg for 30 years. She formerly was an executive secretary for Greyhound Bus Lines. Her husband, Vernon H. Meeker, died in 1982. Survivors include five sons, Danny Gene Meeker, Holden, Jerry Meeker and Clifford Meeker of Pittsburg, Evan Meeker, Antioch, and Grady Meeker, Georgia: a daughter, Irene Begran, Sweet Home, Ones, a sister, Lenora Chappelear, Kansas 16 grandchildren; and seven great PRESTON MILLER Preston Miller, 83, central Kansas City, died Dec.

6, 1993, at Truman Medical Center. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Mount Vernon Missionary Baptist Church; burial in Longview Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church.

Mr. Miller was born in Beulah, and lived in this area most of his life. He was a custodian for the Country Club Dairy before he retired. He was a deacon at the church and a member of its male chorus. Survivors include his wife, Jessie Miller, and a daughter, Phyllis Miller, both of the home; a brother, Leroy Miller, Chicago; two sisters, Estella Thomas and Cedilla Stiller of Kansas City; and a granddaughter.

TRESSIE M. MONTGOMERY Tressie May Montgomery, 91, Lawrence, formerly of this area, died Dec. 11, 1993, at the home. Memorial services will be at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the First Presbyterian Church of Lawrence; private burial.

The family requests no flowers and suggests contributions to the Good Samaritan Fund, in care of the Presbyterian Manor, Lawrence. Mrs. Montgomery was born in Kansas City, and lived in Lawrence most of her life. She formerly served on the Kansas state board of Presbyterian Manors and was past state president of the PEO Sisterhood. She received a bachelor's degree in Spanish from the University of Kansas.

Her husband, Fred S. Montgomery, died in 1969. Survivors include two daughters, Susan Morrison, Prairie Village, and Sally Horn, Highland Park, a son, Andrew Montgomery, Denver; and six grandchildren. LLOYD E. MOODY Lloyd E.

Moody, 66, Kansas City, died Dec. 11, 1993, at Bethany Medical Center. Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Fulton-Nickel Chapel; burial in Chapel Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m.

today at the chapel. The family suggests contributions to Cancer Action Inc. Mr. Moody was born in Mansfield, and grew up in Whitewater, he lived in this area most of his life. He was a supervisor for S.W.

Forest Industries, retiring in 1982. He was a member of the Stony Point Christian Church. He was a Navy veteran. Survivors include his wife, Mary E. Moody of the home; three sons, Bill Moody and Jim Moody of Basehor in Leavenworth County and Ron Moody, Kansas City, three daughters, Linda Oyer and Carol Gnazzo of Kansas City, and Marsha Salvoni, Basehor; two brothers, Robert Moody, Vernon, and Lowell Moody, Florence, three sisters, Leona Todd, Hartville, Lois Orr, Marshall, and Lila Baker, Glendale, 15 grandchildren; and two stepgrandchildren.

HELEN S. MOSS Helen S. Moss, 84, Grandview, died Dec. 13, 1993, at Baptist Medical Center. Services will be at 3 p.m.

Wednesday at Newcomer's Floral Hills Chapel; burial in Floral Hills Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at the chapel. The family suggests contributions to the First Baptist Church of Grandview. Mrs.

Moss was born in Alva, and had lived in this area since 1937. She was a member of the Grandview United Methodist Church and attended the First Baptist Church of Grandview. Her husband, William T. Moss, died in 1986. Survivors include two sons, Jerry Moss, Overland Park, and Thomas Junior Moss, Texas; two brothers, Charles Hatton, Iola, and Bill Troxel, Mission, Texas; a sister, Margaret Bachman, Ontario, eight grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

HUGH F. MURPHY Hugh F. Murphy, 86, south Kansas City, died Dec. 12, 1993, in the Oakwood Manor. Services will be at 11 a.m.

Wednesday at the Mount Moriah Freeman Chapel; burial in Mount Moriah Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the chapel. The family suggests contributions to the Randolph Memorial United Methodist Church. Mr.

Murphy was born in Muncie, and lived in this area most of his life. He worked for the Bendix Kansas City Division for 38 years, retiring in 1971. He was a member of the Bendix Men's Club. He was a member of the church. Survivors include his wife, Grace Murphy of the home; a daughter, Judy Shroeder, Muncie; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

E. LYNN NICHOLS Emmett Lynn Nichols, 46, Visalia, formerly of this area, died Dec. 5, 1993, at a hospital in Visalia. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Atkinson Chapel, Adrian, burial in Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian.

The family suggests contributions to the American Cancer Society. Mr. Nichols was born in Butler, and lived in this area and Adrian before he moved to San Diego in 1985. He moved to Visalia in 1990. He was a bowling-alley mechanic.

Survivors include his wife, Lynn Renee Nichols of the home; two sons, Brandon Nichols, Visalia, and Trevor Nichols, Jefferson City; two daughters, Tammy Ogren, Lee's Summit, and Laurie Nichols, Chesterfield, two brothers, Allen Nichols, Olathe, and Ken Nichols, Independence; and two grandchildren. HARRY C. PALMER JR. Harry Clarke Palmer 66, Clinton, died Dec. 12, 1993, at a hospital in Clinton.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Clinton; burial in Clinton Memory Gardens Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton, where the rosary will be said at 6 p.m. The family suggests contributions to the church's school.

Mr. Palmer was born in Albia, Iowa, and lived there and in Rock Island, before moving to Clinton 40 years ago. He was a meat cutter in Warrensburg, before he retired in 1990. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of the church and the Knights of Columbus.

Survivors include his wife, Lois Palmer of the home; three sons, Gary Palmer, Clinton, Bruce Palmer, Wichita, and David Palmer, Grandview; two brothers, Jim Thornton, Camden, S.C., and Jack Palmer, Orrick in Ray County; eight grandchildren; and four great HARRISTON PEDIGO Harriston Pedigo, 86, Shawnee, died Dec. 12, 1993, at the home. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Amos Family Chapel, Shawnee; burial in Johnson Covnty Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 8 p.m.

today at the chapel. The family suggests contributions to the Shriners Hospitals for Crippled Children. Mr. Pedigo was born in Ordway, and moved to this area in 1966. He was a dispatcher for the Missouri Pacific Railroad for 45 years, retiring in 1972.

He was a member of the Shawnee Presbyterian Church. He was a 35-year member of Abdallah Shrine. His wife, Margaret Martin Pedigo, died in 1992. Survivors include three sons, Charles R. Strnad, Canon City, Robert W.

Strad of the home and Victor M. Strnad, Lawrence; a daughter, H. Glenda Helm, Oceanside, a stepsister, Lucille Evans, Portland, 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a great daughter. NEWPAPER DELIVERY QUESTIONS? To start a subscription or report a delivery or billing problem, call your metro area carrier or the Star Company's Customer Service Department at 234-4545 for delivery of missed copiesMonday-Friday 6:30 am to 10:30 am Saturday 6:30 am to 11:30 am Sunday 8:00 to 12:30 pm THE KANSAS CHY STAR DEATHS Adams, Robert M. Klein, Gottfried Pedigo, Harriston Biggerstaff, Ollie A.

Kleoppel, Shawn D. Reed, Alice C. Bowser, George Landers, John H. Sr. Richter, Jerome J.

Brown, Jay B. Lee, Florence E. Romdall, Betty J. Campbell, Andrew J. Leimkuehler, Leland Ronksley, Irene A.

Cantine, Lillian M. Libolt, Loraine M. Sark, Frances P. Davis, Lueders, Weber Shoals, Jimmie William M. Sr.

Magnenat, Lida L. Smilie, Helen R. Dayton, Russell L. Manring, Lora L. Sollomi, Phillip A.

DeGroodt, George Mathews, Eric N. Stephens, William S. Evins, Nora McDaniels, Calvin Stivers, Nellie A. Fonseca, Demetria Meeker, Dorothy I. Super, Joseph W.

Foreman, Lester B. Miller, Preston Thomas, Emma J. Gerhardt, Ruth E. Montgomery, Tyhurst, Mary G. Gibson, Myrtle E.

Tressie M. Vickers, Alma M. Greaves, Richard R. Moody, Lloyd E. Wansing, Marion Gross, Frank E.

Moss, Helen S. Watson, Edith Haile, Oleta A. Murphy, Hugh F. Werbin, Dr. Harry Ison, Gladys G.

Nichols, Emmett L. White, Roy E. Johnson, Kevin Palmer, Harry C. Jr. Williams, Danny E.

Jerome J. Richter, 66, south-central Kansas City, died Dec. 12, 1993, near Leeton, Mo. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Christ the King Catholic Church, Kansas City; burial in Calvary Cemetery.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the McGilley State Line Chapel, where the rosary will be said at 7 p.m. The family requests no flowers and suggests contributions to the American Heart Association. Mr. Richter was born in Argyle, and lived in this area most of his life.

He worked for the Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. for 39 years, retiring as a sales manager in 1987. He was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a fourth-degree member of the Knights of Columbus.

Survivors include his wife, Anne B. Richter of the home; a son, Michael W. Richter, Lenexa; two daughters, Jean Marie Strode, Pittsburg, and Ellen Richter, Kansas City; two brothers, Jim Richter, San Jose, and George Richter, Kansas City; two sisters, Beatrice Mincher and Dorothy Jean O'Brien of Kansas City; and seven grandchildren. JEROME J. RICHTER BETTY J.

ROMDALL Betty J. Harmon Romdall, 69, formerly of this area, died Dec. 12, 1993, in a nursing home in Lathrop, where she lived. Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Sheil Independence Avenue Chapel; graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m.

Wednesday at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Kearney. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the chapel. The family suggests contributions to the American Cancer Society. Mrs.

Romdall was born in Kearney and lived in this area most of her life; she moved to Lathrop three months ago. Her husband, Paul Romdall, died in 1985. Survivors include a son, Paul Lee Romdall, Independence; a daughter, Catherine Arms, Liberty; five sisters, Hazel Munkirs and Geraldine Nelson of Kearney, Mary Irene Foley, Liberty, and Dorothy Riddle and Frances Harmon of Kansas City; four grandchildren; and a greatgranddaughter. IRENE A. RONKSLEY Irene Alma Ronksley, 83, Bakersfield, formerly of this area, died Dec.

6, 1993, at a hospital in Bakersfield. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Green Lawn Cemetery. Mrs. Ronksley was born in Johnson County, and lived this area and in Sacramento, before moving to Bakersfield six years ago.

Survivors include a son, George Charles "Bud" Ronksley, Elgin, Texas; a daughter, Geraldine Louise Loeb, Lakeport, five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a -grandson. FRANCES P. SARK Frances P. Sark, 79, Whitehall, Ohio, died Dec. 11, 1993, at a hospital in Circleville, Ohio.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Evans Chapel, Columbus, Ohio; burial in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Columbus. The family suggests contributions to the American Diabetes Association. Mrs. Sark was born in Jackson County, Ohio, and lived in the Columbus area most of her life.

Survivors include two sisters, Mary Ethel McMorris, Overland Park, and Jeanne Denney, Chillicothe, Ohio. JIMMIE SHOALS Jimmie Shoals, 75, central Kansas City, died Dec. 10, 1993, at the home. Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. today at the Leavenworth National Cemetery.

Friends may call from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today at the Lawrence A. Jones Linwood Chapel. Mr.

Shoals was born in Idabel, and lived in this area most of his life. He worked for Swift Co. before he retired. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include a son, Jerry Woods, Kansas City, and a grandson.

HELEN R. SMILIE Helen R. Smilie, 82, Independence, died Dec. 13, 1993, at the Independence Regional Health Center. Services will be at 1:30 p.m.

Wednesday at the Speaks Midtown Chapel; burial in Mount Moriah Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at the chapel. The family suggests contributions to the Northern Boulevard United Methodist Church. Mrs.

Smilie was born in Ash Grove, and moved to Independence 47 years ago. She was an order clerk for National Bellas Hess Inc. for six years, retiring in 1970. She was a former member of the Order of the Eastem Star. She was a member of the church.

Survivors include her husband, Harry R. Smilie of the home; a son, Scott Smilie, California, two sisters, Ruby Osborne and Alberta Evans of Springfield; and two grandchildren. WILLIAM S. STEPHENS William Scott Stephens, 30, rural Liberty, died Dec. 12, 1993, at the Liberty Hospital.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Church-Archer-Pasley Chapel; cremation. Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. today at the chapel, where the rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Mr.

Stephens was born in Denver and lived in Santa Ana, and Deadwood, S.D., before moving to Liberty in 1989. He had worked for the Tim Coleman Construction Co. for six months. Survivors include his father and stepmother, James A. and Harriet Stephens of Troy, his mother and stepfather, Shirley and Ralph Anderson of Denver; three brothers, Michael J.

Stephens, Pleasant Valley in Clay County, and Mark A. Stephens and Robert J. Stephens of Denver; and his paternal grandparents, Allen and Marion Stephens of Buena Vista, Colo. NELLIE A. STIVERS Nellie Althea Stivers, 93, Grandview, died Dec.

12, 1993, at the home. Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mount Mo- riah Cemetery. The family suggests contributions to charity. Mrs.

Stivers was born in Manhattan, and lived in this area most of her life. She was a telegraph supervisor for Western Union, retiring in 1954. Survivors include two sisters, Delpha Strawser, Buhl, Idaho, and Dorothy Richter, Wichita. died Dec. 13, 1993, in Kansas City, Kan.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Kansas City, burial in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Kansas City, Kan. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Skradski Chapel, where the rosary will be said at 7 p.m.

Mr. Super was a lifelong area resident. He had been a cook for the BLD Restaurant since 1985. He was a Catholic. Survivors include four brothers, Dennis M.

Super and Robert G. Super of Kansas City, Timothy P. Super, Monett, and Phillip J. Super, Pacifica, and four sisters, Gina C. Chaney and Karla K.

Alvarado of Kansas City, Dana M. Posey, Independence, and Mary Jane Churchwell of the home. EMMA J. THOMAS Emma J. Thomas, 94, died Dec.

9, 1993, in the St. Joseph Care Center, Kansas City, where she lived. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Mrs. J.W.

Jones Chapel; burial in Memorial Park Cemetery, Kansas City, Kan. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the chapel. Mrs. Thomas was born in Baxter, and had lived in this area since 1923.

She worked at a food-processing plant before she retired. She was a member of the Zion Traveler's Missionary Baptist Church and its missionary circle. Her husband, Robert E. Thomas, died in 1986. Survivors include a JOSEPH W.

SUPER W. Super, 30, Kansas City, MARY G. TYHURST Mary Grace Tyhurst, 69, Raytown, died Dec. 12, 1993, at a hospital in San Francisco. Services will be at 1 p.m.

Thursday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Raytown; burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Independence. Friends may call from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Muehlebach Chapel, where scripture services will be at 7:30 p.m. Mrs. Tyhurst was a lifelong area resident.

She was an optometric assistant for Benson Optical before she retired. She was past president of the MidAmerica chapter of the National Optometric Association. She was a member of the Seville chapter of the American Business Women's Association. Survivors include four sons, Robert W. Tyhurst, Overland Park, John J.

Tyhurst, Gladstone, Michael J. Tyhurst, Carrollton, Texas, and David H. Tyhurst, San Francisco; a daughter, Suzanne Tally, Raytown; two sisters, Margaret J. Cudhea, Harwich, and Joanne Sheehan, San Francisco; and 10 grandchildren. ALMA M.

VICKERS Alma Marie Vickers, 66, Kansas City, died Dec. 12, 1993, in Lenexa. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Amos Family Chapel, Shawnee; graveside services will be at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the Leavenworth National Cemetery.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the chapel. The family requests no flowers and suggests contributions to Cancer Action Inc. Mrs. Vickers was a lifelong area resident.

She was a member of the Crestview Assembly of God Church and its Women Aglow group. Her husband, Rex L. Vickers, died in 1983. Survivors include a son, Max Vickers, Overland Park; a daughter, Janee Vickers, Lenexa; a sister, Donna Hicks, Topeka; and four grandchildren. MARION WANSING Marion Rast Wansing, 87, Atlanta, formerly of Kansas City, died Dec.

12, 1993, in Lawrenceville, Ga. Services will be at 11 a.m. today at the Crowell Brothers Chapel, Norcross, graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Cemetery, Salisbury, Mo.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Berry Chapel, Salisbury. Mrs. Wansing was born in Sedalia, and lived in Kansas City before she moved to Atlanta in 1989.

She was a member of St. Benedict's Catholic Church, Atlanta. Her husband, Anton William Wansing, died in 1973. Survivors include a daughter, Jeanne Mileur, Atlanta; a brother, William Rast, Edmonds, four grandchildren; and five greatgrandchildren. EDITH WATSON Edith "Peggy" Watson, 90, died Dec.

13, 1993, in the Alpine North Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Riverside, where she lived. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Forest Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the Muehlebach Chapel.

Mrs. Watson was a lifelong area resident. Her husband, Clifford Watson, died in 1986. ROY E. WHITE Roy E.

White, 73, Independence, died Dec. 12, 1993, at the home. Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Newcomer's Floral Hills Chapel; burial in Floral Hills East Cemetery. Friends may call from noon to 1 p.m.

Wednesday at the chapel. The family suggests contributions to the East Gate Christian Church. Mr. White was born in Sheridan, and moved to Independence 34 years ago. He was a truck driver for the Midwest Precote Co.

for 23 years, retiring in 1981. He was a member of Local 541 of the Teamsters union. He was a member of the church. Survivors include his wife, Alberta J. White of the home; a son, Jerry L.

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