Our Obituaries

Bernard E. Martin

October 30, 1923 - January 24, 2018


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Matthew Caleb Suttee

December 5, 1989 - January 22, 2018

Matthew "Caleb" Suttee was born in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma on Dec 5, 1989. Caleb loved Peter Pan Peanut Butter Pancakes more than anything. As a teenager, Caleb loved music and hanging out with friends. He graduated high school early and attended classes at Johnson County Community College. Caleb was excellent at his work. He was amazing at sales. From selling items at trade shows to phone...
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John Denis Albers

December 16, 2000 - January 20, 2018

Valery Alexandrovich Zhemchugov was born December 16, 2000 in Minsk, Belarus. He came home with his parents, Steve and Sheila Albers, and became a U.S. citizen on May 24, 2002. He was named John Denis Albers after his grandfathers, Bernard John Albers and Denis Vincent Birrane. John was active in BVNW wrestling, BVNW soccer and club sports; he particularly enjoyed TOCA F.C. and TOCA City. TOCA...
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Marilyn J. Soph

June 6, 1927 - January 20, 2018


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Theresa Mary Ortiz Soltero

October 23, 1954 - January 19, 2018

Theresa Mary Ortiz Soltero, age 63 of Leawood, KS passed away peacefully at home on January 19, 2018. Funeral services will be 11am Thursday, January 25 at Church of the Nativity, 3800 W. 119th St., Leawood, KS. Burial at Forest Hill and Calvary, KCMO. Visitation 6pm - 8pm, Rosary - 7:30pm, Wednesday January 24 at McGilley State Line Chapel, 12301 State Line Rd., KCMO. She was lifted up by God's...
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J. Robert Fiscella

February 14, 1931 - January 17, 2018

J. Robert (Bob) Fiscella (86) passed away quietly at home on January 17th, 2018. He was born February 14th, 1931 in Philadelphia. Bob is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Rosemary; children Kristy (Jeff) Fiscella, Lisa (Joe) Krstulic, Jim (Maria) Fiscella, and Doug (Ginny) Fiscella; seven grandchildren Emily and Abby Krstulic, Jessica (Josh), Jon (Kelly), Jake, Caroline and Molly Fiscella...
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Donald Robert Willems, Jr.

September 28, 1966 - January 17, 2018

Donald Robert Willems, Jr. of Kansas City, MO passed away January 17, 2018 at the home. Celebration of Life services will be held Tuesday, January 23, 2018, at 4:00 pm, Village Presbyterian Church, 6641 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS. Don will be interred at Leavenworth National Cemetery, Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 11:00 am with full Military Honors. For those who are attending and have...
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Margaret Nelson

September 12, 1918 - January 10, 2018


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Margaret Palmer Nelson

September 12, 1918 - January 10, 2018


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Michael A. LARGO

August 5, 1932 - January 8, 2018

Michael A. Largo, 85, of Kansas City, MO passed away Monday January 8, 2018. Rosary Recitation will be at 5:30 p.m. followed by visitation from 6-8 p.m. Friday, January 12 at St. Catherine of Siena Church located at 4101 East 105th Terrace, Kansas City, MO 64137. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, January 13, 2018 at the church with the burial including full military honors...
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Lucia Smith Smart

April 8, 1929 - January 7, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of McGilley State Line Chapel, Kansas City, MO.
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John Gonzalez

December 5, 1949 - January 6, 2018


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Charles Michael Wilson

January 21, 1956 - December 30, 2017

Charles Michael "Mike" Wilson, 61, formerly of Batavia, Illinois passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 30th, 2017, surrounded by his family after a long battle with Superficial Siderosis. Mike was born January 21st, 1956 in Kansas City, Missouri to Mary Esther (Bolger) Wilson and the late Ernest Wilson. He graduated from Kansas State University in 1980, and worked for 35 years as a plant...
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Mary Josephine Reed

October 31, 1930 - December 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McGilley State Line Chapel, Kansas City, MO.
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Nels Arthur Lindgren

May 6, 1952 - December 25, 2017

Nels Arthur LindgrenMay 6, 1952 to December 25, 2017Nels Lindgren, beloved husband, father, brother, uncle, and friend, passed away peacefully on December 25 at age 65. Nels, of Leawood, Kansas, leaves behind the love of his life, wife of 41 years, Patty Duffy Lindgren, son Corey (Mandy), daughter, Shannon, two sisters, Karen Frey and Linnea Doors, and countless friends. Transplanted from...
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Mary Catherine Huppe

May 16, 1931 - December 25, 2017

Mary Catherine Huppe, 86, passed away peacefully December 25, 2017 at Villa St. Francis. Mass of Catholic Burial will be held at 11:00am Friday, Dec. 29, 2017 at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 5250 Mission Rd., Roeland Park KS. Rosary Recitation will be at 9 am Friday with visitation immediately following. Burial will be at Mt Olivet Catholic Cemetery.Mary was born in Kansas City, MO and lived in...
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David Vincent Andes

November 24, 1952 - December 24, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McGilley State Line Chapel, Kansas City, MO.
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Pauline E. Zendejas

June 28, 1919 - December 24, 2017

PAULINE E. ZENDEJASJune 28, 1919 - December 24, 2017Pauline E. Zendejas, 98, passed away peacefully surrounded by her beloved family on Sunday, December 24, 2017. Born in Wellsville, KS on June 28, 1919, Pauline attended Wellsville High School and graduated in the class of 1939. She attended Kansas City Business School. She worked a number of years for National Bellas Hess and Elko Photography...
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Mary B. GREEN

April 20, 1921 - December 18, 2017

Mary Elizabeth "Bahl" Green, 96, passed away December 13, 2017 in Lehi, Utah. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 am Friday, December 29, 2017 at St. Peter's Catholic Church, 701 Meyer Blvd., Kansas City, MO. Private entombment at Forest Hill-Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Teresa's Academy, 5600 Main St., Kansas City, MO 64133 or to Avila University Heritage,...
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Megan Anne Kopp

July 3, 1948 - December 15, 2017

MEGAN ANNE KOPP1948 - 2017Megan Anne Kopp, 69, passed away peacefully surrounded by her beloved family on Friday, December 15th, 2017. Born in Kansas City, Missouri on July 3rd, 1948, Megan attended St. Agnes grade school, Bishop Miege high school and St. Mary College in Leavenworth, KS. A couple years after college Megan met her future best friend, life partner and husband Jim Kopp. They were...
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David L. Niehaus

August 22, 1949 - December 14, 2017

David, L. Niehaus, 68, passed away Dec. 14, 2017. Visitation 6-8 pm Thursday, Dec. 21 at McGilley State Line Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial 10 am Friday, Dec. 22 at Queen of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Overland Park, KS. Burial in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery.
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Jon Michael Finley

September 26, 1942 - December 12, 2017

DR. JON M. FINLEY Dr. Finley received his dental degree from the University of Illinois, College of Dentistry, and his Certificate of Prosthodontics from the University of Missouri - Kansas City, School of Dentistry in 1972. He was a worldwide lecturer and author in the field of dental implantology. Dr. Finley was a Fellow in the Academy of Osseointegration, Diplomate of the International...
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Nancy Jane Barnes

February 8, 1916 - December 11, 2017

NANCY JANE MARTIN BARNES Nancy Jane Martin Barnes passed away peacefully surrounded by family early Monday, December 11, 2017. She was born Feb. 8, 1916, at German Hospital in Kansas City, MO, to Edward Lowe and Vivien Lois Springer Martin. She, her brother Edward Lowe Martin and parents spent a few years living with her grandmother Nancy Beauchamp Springer in Independence in the "Springer...
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Cynthia Yvonne Newstrom

June 21, 1958 - December 11, 2017

Cynthia "Cyndi" Newstrom, 59, of Overland Park, passed away on Monday, December 11, 2017 at home. She was born June 21, 1958 in Brookings, South Dakota, the daughter of Newt and Shirley (Buckland) Newstrom. After moving to Topeka with her family in 1966, Cyndi grew up in the Westboro area, attending Topeka Public Schools and graduating from Topeka West High School in 1976. She spent several...
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Janice M. Tapper

December 5, 1940 - December 8, 2017

Janice M. Tapper, 77, of Leawood, KS passed away December 8, 2017. Visitation will be from 6:30pm - 7:30pm Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at McGilley State Line Chapel. Visitation will also be held from 9:30am - 10:30am Thursday, December 14 at Nativity Catholic Church, Leawood, KS with Mass of Christian Burial beginning at 10:30. Burial will be in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery, Lenexa, KS. In...
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Sally Meehan

May 30, 1925 - December 6, 2017

SARAH (SALLY) A. MEEHAN Sarah (Sally) A. Meehan of Leawood, KS passed away on December 6th, 2017. A visitation will be held between 6-8 pm on Friday, December 15th, 2017 at McGilley Memorial Chapel. A graveside service will be held at 10 am on December 16th, 2017 at Mount Olivet Cemetery with a funeral procession from McGilley Memorial Chapel to the cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the...
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Eugene Francis Gray

December 22, 1923 - December 5, 2017

EUGENE F. (GENE) GRAYDecember 22, 1923 - December 5, 2017Eugene F. (Gene) Gray, 93, passed away peacefully on December 5, 2017. He was preceded in death by his beloved children Kevin, Nancy and Daniel, his brother Dale and parents Dale and Lena (Kotzman) Gray. Born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, he attended Central High School.Gene was a veteran of World War II. He served three years of...
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Harlan L. Berland

October 2, 1935 - December 5, 2017

Harlan Berland, 82, Olathe, passed away on December 5, 2017 surrounded by family. Harlan was born in Damar, KS to Alverize and Blanche Berland.He grew up and attended school in Damar, then continued on to further his education at Fort Hays State where he met his wife, Sandra. He was an active member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity and graduated with a bachelor's degree. Harlan and Sandra...
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Phyllis J. Ossie

March 27, 1930 - December 3, 2017

Phyllis Ossie, 87 passed into the hands of our Lord peacefully on December 3rd, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband Edward L. Ossie and her brother Stuart Venable. Survivors include her daughter Mary Ossie, sons James and Edward, her daughter in law Gail Ossie and grandchildren Jon Edward, Luke and Arrington Ossie. She was born in Roxana, Illinois, attended the University of Illinois...
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Mary Frances Textor

June 3, 1942 - December 3, 2017

Mary Frances Textor, 75, of Leawood, KS, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at home.Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, December 7th at 2:00 PM at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Parish, 14251 Nall Avenue in Leawood, Kansas 66223. There will be a visitation and reception immediately following the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions...
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Margaret I. Brumbaugh

February 1, 1943 - December 2, 2017

Margaret I. Brumbaugh passed away December 2, 2017. Visitation will be from 11am-1pm Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 at St. Thomas More Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 1pm at the church.Margaret was a lifelong area resident. She was a member of the church and worked as a homemaker. Margaret was preceded in death by her mother and father and a brother, Billy. Survivors include her...
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John Michael Marlotte

May 18, 1941 - December 1, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McGilley State Line Chapel, Kansas City, MO.
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Kaycie JoAnn Johnson

July 8, 2000 - November 24, 2017

Kaycie was born July 8th, 2000 in Ottawa Kansas to Lucus Johnson and Corinne Hiles. She was a Senior at Blue Valley Northwest High School. She loved her family and friends and was passionate about animals. Kaycie unexpectedly passed away on November 24th 2017. She is survived by her parents, Lucus and Brooke Johnson of Overland Park; and Corinne Hiles of Ottawa, Ks. Kaycie was a proud big...
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Dolores Cornejo

October 14, 1922 - November 22, 2017

Dolores Cornejo, 95 years old, passed away peacefully on November 22, 2017 in Rogers, Arkansas, after a short illness. Dolores was a devoted Christian, mother, grandmother & great grandmother. She was born in Kansas City, MO on October 14, 1922 to Guadalupe and Maria de Jesus Gomez. She grew up on Kansas City's west side, part of a very large family with seventeen brothers and sisters. She...
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Daniel Ervin

June 9, 1950 - November 21, 2017

Daniel Ervin, 67, of Overland Park, passed away peacefully Tuesday, November 21st. Dan was a strong Catholic, a proud descendant of Irish immigrants, and a lover of music, which he broke into easily at family gatherings and with friends, providing joy and smiles to those who loved him. Dan was generous with his clever wit, always fast to make a friend, and maintained many close, lifelong...
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James Joseph Bodine

November 28, 1932 - November 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McGilley State Line Chapel, Kansas City, MO.
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Angela Marlo Browne

January 14, 1945 - November 19, 2017

Angela Marie (Marlo) Browne passed away peacefully on November 19, 2017 surrounded by her family. She will be deeply missed and forever remembered by her family, friends, and the Kansas City Community to whom she dedicated so much of her life.Angela was born in Kansas City, Missouri on January 14, 1945 to Paul and Constance Marlo. After attending Holy Rosary, she graduated from Bishop Hogan...
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Jim Joseph Bodine

November 28, 1932 - November 19, 2017

Jim Bodine, of Kansas City, passed away Sunday, November 19, 2017. A memorial Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, November 25, 2017 at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 11822 Holmes Rd., KCMO, with a visitation and Rosary prior from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. The family suggests contributions to www.Bishopsullivan.org Jim was born in Kansas City, KS November 28, 1932 to Katherine and Jesse Bodine. He...
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Stella Cleo Turnbull

February 25, 2008 - November 14, 2017

Stella Cleo Turnbull, 9, Overland Park, KS passed away November 14, 2017. Visitation will be from 9-11 am Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at United Methodist Church of the Resurrection, Leawood, KS with funeral services beginning at 11 am. Her family is asking that instead of sending flowers that contributions be left in Stella's memory at www.youcaring.com/StellaCleo.Stella was born in Liberty, MO...
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Robin A. Greenlee

March 19, 1958 - November 14, 2017

Robin Allen Greenlee, 59, formerly of Nevada, MO, passed away at his home in Kansas City on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer. A small memorial will be held on Saturday, November 25th, at McGilley State Line Chapel from 1:00-3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Water Island Civic Association (waterislandwica.com). Robin is survived by his beloved...
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George William Shore

April 19, 1939 - November 14, 2017

George William Shore, 78, of Leawood, KS and Lawton, MI passed on November 14th. In celebration of and in thanksgiving for the life of George, the family will be receiving friends Saturday, November 18th from 3-5pm at McGilley Memorial Chapel, 12301 State Line Road, Kansas City, MO.George was born in Kansas City, MO. George graduated from Southwest High School and the University of Arizona...
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Frank Camplone

February 24, 1930 - November 13, 2017

Frank Camplone, 87, passed away November 13, 2017. Visitation will be from 11am-12pm Saturday, November 18, 2017 at the Church of the Ascension, Overland Park, KS with Mass of Christian Burial beginning at 12pm.Frank was born in Greenspoint, NY and had lived in the Houston area for over 30 years before moving to this area six years ago. He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War. Frank worked...
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Twila W. Broockerd

February 20, 1928 - November 6, 2017

Twila (Tracy) Broockerd born Feb 20, 1928, in Amsterdam, MO, died at the home on Nov. 6, 2017. Twila married August Broockerd in 1948 and has resided in Martin City since that time. Growing up near La Cygne, KS, she went on to graduate from the high school there. She worked at the Martin City School library for many years as well as being a bus driver for the Center School District. She held...
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Jeffrey Dale Novak

August 20, 1964 - November 4, 2017

Our son Jeff passed away peacefully in his sleep on November 4, 2017, on one of his cherished days away from caring for others.Jeff was a gentle giant with a compassionate, caring and loving spirit. His passion for providing counseling and medical care to others defined his educational pursuits in earning multiple BS degrees, along with his RN, MSN and Family Nurse Practitioner degrees and...
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Joan Maureen Johnson

December 16, 1932 - November 4, 2017

JOAN MAUREEN JOHNSON, 84, of Leawood, KS, passed away at home on Saturday, Nov. 4. Visitation will be on Nov. 9 from 5-7pm at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 1086 North 94th Street, KCK with Rosary at 6:30pm. The funeral mass will also be at St. Patrick's the next morning, Nov. 10 at 10am. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. She was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in...
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Lucille Ann Trossen

July 25, 1936 - October 30, 2017

Lucy Baby, Mom, Grammie, Grandma, Great Grammie, Auntie Lou, Aunt Lou, Lou, 81 years of age, passed away October 30, 2017. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 at McGilley Memorial Chapel, State Line. Recitation of the Rosary at 7:45 p.m. will conclude visitation. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday, November 3rd at the Church of the Ascension, Overland...
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Kenneth Wayne Fry

March 22, 1945 - October 29, 2017

Kenneth Wayne Fry, known to family and friends as Ken or Kenny, passed away on October 29, 2017 at the age of 72. A native of Kansas City, Kenneth graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in Journalism in 1968 and was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. Following graduation, Kenneth served as a first lieutenant the United States Army and was a decorated veteran of the...
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Christopher M. Winger

August 29, 1953 - October 28, 2017

Christopher M. Winger, 64, passed away on October 28th. Chris was born on August 29, 1953 to George & Mary Jo Winger, on their 3rd anniversary. Chris was a lifelong Kansas City resident, attending Rockhurst High School and University of Missouri Kansas City. He married the love of his life, Joyce, in 1980 and together raised two sons, Christopher II & Matthew. He had the joy of two wonderful...
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Jess D. Paul, Jr.

January 17, 1957 - October 26, 2017

Jess D. Paul, Jr., 60, passed away Oct. 26, 2017. Visitation will be from 10-11 AM Monday, Oct. 30th at McGilley State Line Chapel with funeral services at 11 AM. Private family burial. An avid lover of animals, Jess would appreciate a donation to Wayside Waifs in lieu of flowers.Jess had lived in the Kansas City area since 1984 coming from Lawrence, KS. He was the owner and operator of Mortgage...
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Mary Ann Meiners

February 25, 1931 - October 25, 2017

Mary Ann Ryan Meiners, age 86 of Leawood, KS passed away Wednesday, October 25, 2017. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8pm on Thursday, November 2nd at McGilley State Line Chapel at 12301 State Line Road in Kansas City, MO. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, November 3rd at St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family...
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Patrick Lysaught

September 12, 1949 - October 24, 2017

Patrick Lysaught, 68, of Overland Park, KS passed away on October 24, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Tuesday, October 31, at Curé of Ars Catholic Church, 9401 Mission Road, Leawood, KS. Visitation will be on Monday, October 30, at 6:00 pm at McGilley Memorial Chapels, 12301 State Line Road, Kansas City, MO 64145.Pat was born September 12, 1949 in Kansas City, KS. He graduated...
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Robert Emmett Clune

August 28, 1926 - October 24, 2017

Robert Emmett Clune, 91, passed away on October 24, 2017. Bob was born in Kansas City, KS on August 28, 1926 to Patrick J. & Mary (Ryan) Clune. Bob was proud that his father had emigrated from Barefield, County Clare, Ireland and valued his family there.He graduated from Our Lady of Good Counsel grade school. While in school there Bob served the daily early morning Mass for the Sisters of...
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George Arthur Kornis

April 2, 1923 - October 22, 2017

George A. Kornis, 94, passed away October 22, 2017. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. with rosary at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 26, at McGilley State Line Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 27, at St. Thomas More, 11822 Holmes Rd, KCMO. Burial with military honors to follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery. George was born April 2, 1923, and has been a lifelong Kansas...
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Hector Gustavo Rodriguez

May 16, 1931 - October 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McGilley State Line Chapel, Kansas City, MO.
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Jerry D. Gentry

February 13, 1935 - October 19, 2017

Jerry D. Gentry, 82, passed away October 19, 2017. Visitation will be from 4-6 PM Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017 at McGilley State Line Chapel with memorial services beginning at 6:00 PM. In lieu of flowers contributions are requested to The COPD Foundation at https://www.copdfoundation.org/About-Us/Who-We-Are/JW-Walsh-Fund-to-Cure-COPD.aspxJerry was a lifelong area resident. He was a Navy veteran....
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Constance Marie Tobin

April 14, 1944 - October 17, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McGilley State Line Chapel, Kansas City, MO.
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Constance Marie Marie

April 14, 1944 - October 17, 2017

Constance 'Conni' Marie Tobin, 73, of Kansas City, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, October 17, 2017. Praying of the Rosary followed by the Visitation will be Monday, October 23rd at McGilley State Line Chapel from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, October 24th at 2:00 p.m. at St. Margaret of Scotland Church, 777 NE Blackwell Road, Lee's Summit, MO, with burial...
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Lacey Renee Talley

December 19, 1987 - October 17, 2017

Lacey Renee Talley, 29, passed away October 17, 2017. Visitation will be from 1-3:30 PM Saturday, October 28, 2017 at McGilley State Line Chapel followed by a Celebration of Life service. In lieu of flowers, contributions are requested to Cristo Rey Kansas City or Midwest Transplant Network.Lacey was a lifelong area resident. She worked as a Client Services Liaison for DST for 5 1/2 years. Lacey...
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Michael A. Brocato, Sr.

January 12, 1957 - October 12, 2017

Michael Anthony Brocato Sr., 60, passed away on October 12th, 2017. Michael was the owner of City Wide Remodelers in Kansas City, Missouri. Michael was known for his outgoing personality and contagious smile. His greatest passions in life were his family, his work, and his BBQ. He was a member of NARI, the Tribe of Mic-O-Say, an active member of the St. Joseph's Table at St. Thomas More...
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Geraldine Ellen Scanlon

October 31, 1941 - October 12, 2017

Geraldine "Jeri" Scanlon passed away at Kanas City Hospice House on Oct. 12, 2017. She was born on Oct. 31, 1941 in Kansas City to Flaven and Mildred Welch. She will be fondly remembered for her sense of humor and abundant generosity. She graduated from St. Teresa's Academy and received a bachelor's degree from Avila College. Jeri took great pride in her work as a medical technologist and...
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Larry K. Symonds

December 9, 1952 - October 9, 2017

Larry Kay Symonds, 64, passed away October 9, 2017. A celebration service will be held at St. Michael's and All Angels Church in Mission, KS on Saturday, October 14 at 11 am, visiting in the library at 10 am.Larry was an avid runner and had ran in the New York City Marathon. He loved books and spent his free time writing. He spent many hours working as an advocate for children with autism....
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Donald R. Keegan

November 22, 1934 - October 9, 2017

Donald R. Keegan, 82, passed away October 9, 2017. Rosary recitation will be at 4pm Thursday, October 12, 2017 at McGilley State Line Chapel with visitation following from 4:30-6:30. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10am Friday, October 13, 2017 at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions are requested to St....
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Patricia M. BEARD

November 2, 1941 - October 3, 2017

Patricia M. "Pat" Beard, 75, passed away October 3, 2017. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10am Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017 at St. Regis Catholic Church with burial following in Forest Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions are requested to Little Sisters of the Poor.Pat was a lifelong area resident. She worked as a master programmer for TWA, retiring after 30 years of service. Pat...
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Victor Lee King

April 3, 1925 - October 2, 2017

VICTOR LEE KINGVictor Lee King, beloved husband and father, passed away peacefully on October 2, 2017 at Sunrise Senior Living in Overland Park, KS. He was 92 years of age. Victor was born on April 3, 1925 in Grain Valley, MO to Robert and Ethel King. After graduation from William Chrisman High School, he served in the Army during WWII, based in the South Pacific. After his military service...
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Terri Elaine Johnson

May 5, 1959 - October 2, 2017

Terri E. Johnson, 58, passed away October 2, 2017. Visitation will be from 10am to 12pm Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017 at McGilley State Line Chapel with funeral services beginning at 12 pm. Burial will be in Mt. Moriah South Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, her family requests contributions to Dad's Drivers, 604 Canter St., Raymore, MO 64083.Terri was a lifelong area resident. She was a registered...
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Jeanette Elaine Fitzsimmons

September 27, 1938 - September 27, 2017

Jeanette Elaine Fitzsimmons, 79, passed away Wednesday, September 27, 2017. Visitation will be from 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 2, 2017 at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 11822 Holmes Rd., KCMO with Mass of Christian Burial starting at 11 a.m.; entombment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. The family suggests contributions to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.Jeanette worked as a nurse, taking...
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Catherine Elizabeth Scanlon

December 10, 1920 - September 25, 2017

Elizabeth Scanlon, 96, of Kansas City, MO passed away September 25, 2017. Funeral services will be October 16th, 10 am at Christ the King Church, 85th and Wornall. Friends may call prior to the funeral service at Christ the King - from 9 am to 10am. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a contribution to Alzheimer's research - alz.org/donate or the charity of your choice. Elizabeth was born...
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Mary J. Adams

January 28, 1930 - September 25, 2017

Mary J. "Jody" Adams, age 87, of Overland Park, passed away peacefully at home on September 25th, 2017. She was surrounded by her loving family and lifted up in prayer as God called her home. Jody was born Mary J. Powers on January 28, 1930 in Kansas City, MO and became a lifelong area resident. Jody met her true love, Frank Adams, in 1949. They were married on October 1, 1951 and together they...
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Roy L. Thornton

July 26, 1932 - September 24, 2017

Roy L. Thornton, 85, passed away Sunday, September 24, 2017. A visitation will be from 1-2 p.m. Saturday, September 30, 2017 at the McGilley State Line Chapel with a Celebration of Life starting at 2 p.m.; burial in Mt. Moriah Cemetery.Roy was born July 26, 1932 in KCMO. He graduated from Northeast High School and from Pittsburg State University. Roy was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He...
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Elmer Gerken

August 12, 1924 - September 24, 2017

Elmer Gerken bought a 1929 Ford coup. The purchase price was a jersey cow and $75 saved from the $30 a month earned working on his Uncle's farm. Elmer, 93, was born in Cole Camp, MO. Tuberculosis took his Mom when he was 3. He lived with different relatives when his Dad left to work the harvests. He attended a one room grade school. His Dad was able to buy a small farm and begin to save a little...
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Verda Mae Salberg

January 12, 1970 - September 23, 2017

Verda passed away peacefully early Saturday morning, September 23rd 2017, surrounded by family and friends at her side. Visitation will be held from 6:00pm - 9:00pm, Wednesday, September 27th at McGilley Memorial Chapel, 12301 State Line Rd Kansas City MO 64145. Celebration of Life will be held at 3:00pm Thursday, September 28th at the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection, Student Center...
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James D. Craig

December 3, 1946 - September 21, 2017

James D. Craig, 70, passed away Sept. 21, 2017. Visitation will be from 6-8pm Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017 at McGilley State Line Chapel. Funeral services will be at 10:30am Friday, Sept. 29 with burial following in Leavenworth National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions are requested to the Boy Scouts of America.James grew up in the Kansas City area before entering West Point and graduated...
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Stephen Conley

March 31, 1954 - September 20, 2017

Stephen Noel Conley of Lee's Summit, MO passed way September 20, 2017 in the care of KC Hospice House, surrounded by his loving wife Leann, his daughter Rachel Evans, and his dear friend Michael Blankowski. Stephen was born in Kansas City MO, March 31, 1954 to Relda Rummans Conley Philips and Leslie Noel Conley. Stephen was employed by SPX Cooling Technologies, (formerly Marley Cooling Tower) for...
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Joseph George Demand

August 3, 1949 - September 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McGilley State Line Chapel, Kansas City, MO.
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Elizabeth Marie Berg

May 29, 1931 - September 18, 2017

Elizabeth "Betty" Marie (Sullivan) Berg, 86, Overland Park, KS, died Monday September 18, 2017.Betty was born in Kansas City, on May 29, 1931 to Leo J. Sullivan and Sadie (Cookson) Sullivan. She attended St. Therese Little Flower Church and grade school where she often played the organ. Betty attended St. Teresa's Academy and Hogan High School and Avila College for two years. She married...
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Mark L. Cornwell

April 16, 1957 - September 11, 2017

Mark "Cornman" Cornwell died unexpectedly at his home on 11th September 2017 in Leawood Kansas at the age of 60.Mark is survived by his wife Martha and step daughter Maggie McGilley along with his three sisters Carole, Connie and Kristi and his two beloved dogs Abbie and Marley, who will miss having Mark to play with them.Mark was born on April 16, 1957 in Kirksville, Missouri to Clifton and...
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Florence Marie Lyon

January 11, 1927 - September 10, 2017

Florence (Suzie) Marie Lyon, 90, passed suddenly from this life Sunday morning September 10, 2017. Funeral services will be held Friday morning September 15 at 11:00 AM at McGilley State Line Chapel, 12301 State Line Road, Kansas City, MO. Entombment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery. Suzie was born on January 11, 1927, the middle child of Samuel and Marie Golden. She attended Sinai...
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Kathleen Joan Hardgree

March 20, 1945 - September 7, 2017

Kathleen Joan Hardgree was welcomed into the arms of God on September 7, 2017. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, September 14 at Church of the Nativity, 3800 W. 119th Street, Leawood, KS, at 11a.m. Friends may visit from 10a.m. until the time of service. Inurnment will be at Resurrection Cemetery in Lenexa, KS at a later date.Kathy was born March 20, 1945, to Celia and Raymond...
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Stephen Cort Wesselmann

January 11, 1976 - September 7, 2017

Stephen Wesselmann, 41, passed away on September 7, 2017. He was born January 11, 1976 in Kansas City, MO. After graduating high school from the American Community School in Cobham, England, he attended Texas A & M University earning a degree in Political Science. He then attended Texas Tech and earned his Law Degree.He practiced law as an Asst. D.A. in Houston before joining his parents to...
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Jeanne Lillig-Patterson

July 10, 1958 - September 4, 2017

Jeanne Lillig-Patterson passed away into the arms of the Lord on Monday, September 4th, surrounded by family and friends after a decade-long battle with cancer. Her life was marked by strength, humor, and tremendous love. The daughter of Paul and Frances Lillig, Jeanne grew up in Kansas City, Missouri. She liked to recall that she was "born backwards" and felt that this had some bearing on her...
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James Hallingquest

November 24, 1962 - September 3, 2017

Life ReflectionsFor James Hallingquest III James Hallingquest III, 54, passed away Sunday, September 3, 2017 at home in Overland Park, Kansas after a brief illness. James was born November 24, 1962 in Newark, New Jersey to James Walter Hallingquest Jr. and Flossie Mae Keitt Hallingquest. James was the grandson of the late Minnie Lee and James Hallingquest Sr. and the late Lizzie May Keitt....
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Harold Palmer

September 24, 1944 - August 31, 2017

Everyone leaves footprints on the world and, while they're important, a few deepen and broaden, becoming highways for the rest of us. Those are people like Skip Palmer, who passed on August 31st surrounded by his loving family. 5'6" of perennially fit and clear-eyed energy, Skip entered rooms and lives in the same way-with a purposeful stride, a sense of mission and a smile so genuine that it...
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Grace Rosalind Sommer Wagner

December 28, 1922 - August 27, 2017

Grace Rosalind Sommer WagnerBorn December 28, 1922 in St. Louis, Missouri and died August 27, 2017 in Olathe, KS.Grace created a home full of love and kindness and was devoted to her husband Fran and her children. She maintained a smooth-running and calm household despite a couple of unruly dogs and 8 kids. She was an astute bridge player, a foe to be reckoned with on the tennis court, a loyal...
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James Cornelius Shay

September 10, 1935 - August 24, 2017

JAMES CORNELIUS SHAY James Cornelius Shay, 81, of Overland Park, KS, went home to the Lord August 24, 2017. He was born September 10, 1935 in Brooklyn, New York to James and May Shay. Jim married his loving wife, Carol, on October 22, 1960. They were married for 56 years and she was at his loving side when he passed away. They are blessed with five children. He moved to Kansas City with his...
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Jane Ann Davis

March 16, 1940 - August 24, 2017

Jane Ann (Dey) Davis, Prairie Village, KS, passed away Thursday, August 24, 2017 in the care of KC Hospice House. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 28, at Cure of Ars Catholic Church, 9401 Mission Rd, Leawood, with visitation from 1-2 p.m. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery. Jane was born March 16, 1940 in Kansas City, MO, the only child of Jim and Lillian Dey. Before...
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Michael Patrick McGill

March 14, 1952 - August 23, 2017

Michael Patrick McGill passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at the age of 65. The only son of Joseph and Mary Louise, Michael grew up with four younger sisters, Therese, Joan, Erin and Mary. He had a unique, special relationship with each, but was a protective big brother to them all. He always kept them laughing and on their toes. Michael graduated from Wichita State...
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Virginia I. Clark

March 6, 1928 - August 22, 2017

Virginia Iona Geiger Clark passed away on August 22, 2017 after an extended battle with Alzheimer's disease. Her devotion to her family and her firm belief in God supported her throughout her life and gave her both purpose and peace.Virginia was born to the late John and Louisa Geiger in Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin on March 6, 1928. She grew up on her parent's dairy farm and attended a one-room country...
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Kathleen Anne Neff

August 22, 1943 - August 18, 2017

Kathleen Anne (Kunkle) Neff, 73, of Kansas City, MO, passed away peacefully on Aug. 18, 2017. Kathy was an award-winning educator and a dedicated advocate for persons with disabilities.She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward Bruce Kunkle and Martha Kunkle. She is survived by her children Leigh Anne Guminger, Kansas City, MO, Matthew Neff and wife Melissa, Overland Park, KS, and Zachary...
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Timothy John Winne

December 9, 1957 - August 18, 2017

Timothy John Winne was a father of four, granddad of one, avid Chiefs and Royals fan, friend, and an Army veteran. Tim passed away peacefully on August 17 2017. Arrangements under the direction of McGilley State Line Chapel, Kansas City, MO.
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Shirley Emaline Mueller

September 9, 1917 - August 18, 2017

Shirley Emaline Smith Mueller was born on September 9, 1917 to Arthur Raymond Smith and Renia Avis Hollar Smith in Hamilton, Kansas. She passed away in Lee's Summit, Missouri on August 18, 2017. Visitation will be Friday, August 25th from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Presentation Catholic Church (130 NW Murray Road, Lee's Summit, Missouri) followed by Mass. Burial will be held following...
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Donald L. Weissinger

November 4, 1942 - August 9, 2017

Donald L. "Don" Weissinger, 74, passed away Aug. 9, 2017. Visitation will be from 10-11:30am Tuesday, Aug. 15th at McGilley State Line Chapel. Graveside services will be at 12:00 pm Tuesday at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. Don was a lifelong area resident. He worked as a civil engineer for Kansas City, Missouri for 38 years, retiring in 2000. Don was an avid golfer who enjoyed spending time with...
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Joan Ellen McCabe

December 2, 1932 - August 8, 2017

Joan Ellen McCabe (nee Hoy) age 84, passed away peacefully August 8, 2017 surrounded by her family. Joan was born in Yonkers, NY on December 2, 1932. A 1950 graduate of Yonkers Roosevelt High School, she then attended The Washington School for Secretaries in New York City. This prepared her for subsequent work at American Arabian Oil Company in Manhattan. Joan married Robert McCabe on July 13,...
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Dede DeSoto Shannahan

April 26, 1946 - August 5, 2017

Dede DeSoto Shannahan, 71, went to be with the Lord on August 5, 2017. Please join the family at McGilley State Line at 12301 State Line Road, Kansas City, MO 64145 where services will begin 5:30 p.m. on August 10, 2017. Visitation will follow. In honor of her wishes, she will be cremated. There will be an inurnment of her cremated remains the follow morning, August 11th at 10 a.m. at Calvary...
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Jim Mills

May 11, 1933 - August 4, 2017

James Earl Mills, 85, of Overland Park, KS passed away August 4th, 2017 at his home after a hard fought battle with cancer. "Jim", son of Hazel Black and Harmon Berford "HB" Mills Sr., is survived by his loving wife, Marjorie Chaney Mills, and daughter Brenda (Phillip) Sanders of Leawood, KS. He is also survived by his two grandchildren Kirk (Kari) Wood of Excelsior, MN and Kylie (Eric) Owens...
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Janet Sue Donahoo

November 16, 1939 - August 2, 2017

Janet Sue Donahoo, 77, passed away August 2, 2017. Janet graduated from Loretto Academy and Webster University and worked as a property manager for Harwood Properties, Regency House.Janet's friends greatly appreciate the care and support she received from Healthcare Resort of Leawood and Phoenix Home Care and Hospice. She will be missed by many. Condolences may be left online at www...
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Robert Lee Mosely

November 29, 1945 - August 2, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McGilley State Line Chapel, Kansas City, MO.
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Jean Ann Bruce

November 21, 1934 - August 2, 2017

Born in Brookfield, MO Jean Ann was the oldest child of James and Jeannette (Anderson) McNamara; younger siblings included Sharon, Martha and Joe. Raised in Mexico, MO she attended St. Brenden's grade and high school, graduating in 1952 as the Salutatorian of her class. She received her diploma in 1955 from the College of St. Teresa, Department of Nursing. After graduation she worked in Kansas...
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Tommy L. Cooper

February 13, 1927 - August 1, 2017

Tommy L. Cooper, 90, of Lee's Summit, MO, passed away on August 1, 2017 at St Luke's Hospital (Plaza), surrounded by his loving family. Visitation will be held from 6-8 PM on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at McGilley State Line Chapel, 12301 State Line RD, Kansas City, MO. Funeral services will be at 10 AM on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at St. Matthew Presbyterian Church, 2217 High Grove RD, Grandview,...
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Robert A. Kelley

February 16, 1940 - July 30, 2017

Robert A. Kelley, 77, Overland Park, KS, passed away July 30, 2017. Visitation will be from 9:30-10:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m., Monday, August 7 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 11300 W. 103rd Street, Overland Park, KS. Lunch will be provided following. Memorial contributions may be made to The American Liver Foundation or Holy Spirit Catholic Church.Bob was a...
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Mary Ellen Lobb

August 1, 1929 - July 30, 2017

Mary Ellen Lobb peacefully left this world on July 30. 2017, to join the love of her life surrounded by her family, three days before her 88th birthday. A woman beyond labels, she was a daughter, sister, wife, mother, Granny, great Granny, friend, political and community activist, fervent bridge player, daily crossword puzzler and lifelong Republican. Her life was defined by her devout Catholic...
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