Gordon Dean Hoy, 71, passed away peacefully February 25, 2014 at Kansas City Hospice House surrounded by his wife, family, and friends.
Gordon was born February 11, 1943 in Kansas City, MO. He is survived by his wife, Charlene, 4 daughters, 3 step children, 2 brothers, 1 sister, their families, and hundreds of friends. He served as an MP in the Army for 10 years and was a Vietnam veteran.
Family and friends are planning a Celebration of Life in May. Donations in Gordon’s memory may be made to Kansas City Hospice House, 12000 Wornall, Kansas City, MO 64114.
Mildred Laverne Gamphor, 76, Lee’s Summit, Missouri, went to be with the Lord on February 21, 2014. She passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family and under the care of Kansas City Hospice.
She will be greatly missed.
Leslie Teegarden, 72 of Kansas City, Missouri passed away February 18, 2014 at Truman Medical Center.
He was born January 9, 1942 to Edward and Cora Teegarden. Les enlisted in the Navy and faithfully served his country during the Vietnam conflict for 6 years. He later worked for the Social Security Administration, working in the IT field. He retired in May of 2013.
Les was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by half brothers Randy Teegarden of Pacific Junction, Iowa, Rod Teegarden of Council Bluffs, Iowa and Tony Teegarden of Glenwood, Iowa. He is also survived by half sisters Julie Teegarden of Omaha, Nebraska and Jan Torok of Council Bluffs, Iowa.
A memorial service will be scheduled in the near future.
Brian J. Harwick, 50, Roeland Park, Kansas, passed away February 21, 2014.
He was born August 2, 1963 in Kansas City, Kansas, son of Harold & Sue Harwick.
Brian is survived by his children, Madison & Braden, his parents and his sister, Susan & husband Joe.
Private family services.
Joan Southard Silver was one cool lady who pursued her passion for art, both creating it and teaching it, her entire life and shared her delight in the world around her with everyone she met. Joan died Tuesday, Feb. 18, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. She was 87 and painting just days before she suffered a stroke.
An artist who created many distinguished pieces in oil, ceramics, sumi ink, photography and mixed media, Joan showed her work all over the world and had been active in the Lawrence Art Guild. She had a number of one-woman shows at various venues. Among the other places where she exhibited her work were:
- The 20th Anniversary Celebration of the 1977 Spirit of Houston Conference in 1997 in Washington DC.
- The National Woman’s Satellite Conference in 1996
- “Global Focus: Women in Arts and Culture,” at the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, China, in 1995. That work is now in the collection of the Museum for Women in the Arts in Washington, DC
- Hancock, Mich., Arts Center Gallery
- Lawrence Art Guild Summer Show, 1994, at the KU Memorial Union in Lawrence, Kan.,
- “Womanart,” Taos, NM, Fine Arts Center
- Paint 85, a traveling exhibit of Central Michigan University
- 14th Annual Exhibit, Arts Council, Traverse City, Mich.
- The Michigan Art Train, 1972
- Plymouth House Gallery, Plymouth, Mich., 1972
- 5th Annual Birmingham Arts Festival, Birmingham, Mich., 1972
Joan also worked closely with the late Lorraine Chambers McCarty, a nationally known muralist, consulted with importer Yang-Tri International, served as an independent Ceramic Tile Consultant and Designer in Kansas and Michigan, worked with Midland Brick and Tile in Overland Park, Kan., and started a custom tile studio for ceramic tile importer, TJ Ceramic Tile Sales in Southfield, Mich. Joan lectured in many places including Kansas City Community College, Johnson County Community College, Northwestern Michigan University and the Northwood Institute in Michigan. She was listed in the Who’s Who American Women 21st Edition and Millennium Edition.
Joan attended the Center for Creative Studies (formerly the Society of Arts and Crafts) in Detroit, Mich., 1945-46, and studied with Sarkis Sarkisian, Guy Palazzolo, Gwen Luxe and Jay Borsma. She often liked to tell the story of how her favorite teacher, Sarkis, once praised a painting. Joan replied enthusiastically that she had been inspired. Sarkis said, “When you can do that when you’re not inspired, then you’ll be an artist.”
Joan graduated from Dearborn High School in Dearborn, Mich., and appeared in many plays. One of her fellow students was the late actor George Peppard, who also appeared on stage with her.
She was formerly married to the late artist Robert Silver. The late Nub Snow was her beloved companion.
Joan was born in Port Huron, Mich., and lived her adult life in Plymouth and Traverse City, Mich., and De Soto and Lawrence, Kan. She is survived by her son, Mark Silver of Chassell, Mich. (wife Mary Hindelang), daughter Diane Silver, of Lawrence, Kan., grandson Tony Doria, of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, and her beloved spaniel, Nina.
Martin Douglas Cleland, 64, of Olathe, Kansas, passed away February 19, 2014.
He was born July 12, 1949 in Franklin, MA, son of George Douglas and Flora Edna Cleland. Martin served proudly for six years in the US Navy. He worked in the restaurant business for many years until he retired in 2009.
Martin is survived by his sisters, Lexa (Paul) Alley and Mary (Jon) Meriwhether and other family members.
Memorial service at a later date.
Justin was born on May 17, 1984 and passed away in his sleep on Friday, February 14, 2014.
Justin graduated from Parkway South High School in 2002, received his Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Missouri Baptist University, and married his partner in crime Miss Jill on January 19, 2013.
He enjoyed working for Fox Sports Nascar, watching old school WWE dvd’s, eating chips and salsa, hanging out with Miss Jill, and buying anything as long as it was a good deal.
Justin is survived by his wife, Jill Atkinson, mother, Brenda L. Godin, father, Bertrand R. Godin, step-mother Andrea Cook-Godin, his sister, Casey, step-sister, Mykala, and step-brother, Nick. Also his paternal grandfather, “Pepere”, Louis Bert Godin, his two favorite Nuggets-Oliver and Clark and many family members.
Visitation will be held at the John L. Ziegenhein & Sons South County, 4830 Lemay Ferry Road, St. Louis Mo, 63129 on Friday, February 21, 2014 from 4-8 pm and Saturday 1-5 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made online to the Justin Godin Memorial Fund for a donation to be made to charities of their choice; http://
justingodinmemorialfund. mydagsite.com/#.UwNTpDjyNTg. gmail
Rick was born July 6, 1949 in Benton Harbor, Michigan and moved to Kansas City, Missouri in the late 1970′s. He passed away at his home on Monday, February 17, 2014. Rick was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Mary Lou Newhouse. He leaves his brother and sister-in-law, Steven and Cheryl Newhouse, Boone, NC, his nephew, Grant Newhouse and niece Rebecca Newhouse, his many friends and his furry companion, Chou.
Rick attended the University of Indiana and graduated from paralegal training at Penn Valley Community College. He worked for many years in the restaurant and liquor business before taking a position as a paralegal at the law firm of Bryant & Associates. For the past ten years he has been employed as a manager for American Cash Advance.
Rick was an avid activist and supporter of many causes, including Missouri NARAL, Planned Parenthood and the ACLU. He was a wonderful chef, made the best martinis, an avowed history buff, a passionate Frankophile and above all, a great friend to everyone who knew him.
He will be cremated and his ashes taken to Paris by his family to be sprinkled on the Seine River. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Memorial donations to ACLU or Humane Society are requested.
William Joseph Hill III, went to live with the Lord on February 9, 2014. He passed away peacefully surrounded by family. He was a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and friend. Bill has a son, Roger William, born in 1967 and a daughter, Jennifer Michelle, born in 1973.
Bill was born on July 13, 1945, in Lawrence, Kansas, to his parents, Nell and William Joseph Hill Jr. The family moved to Kansas City, KS in 1957 where Bill attended Christ the King Elementary School, graduated from Bishop Ward High School in 1963 and later attended Donnelly College and UMKC. Bill was a proud combat veteran of the Viet Nam war serving with the Kansas National Guard 69th Infantry Brigade – 169th Support Battalion. Bill was honored to serve his country and bravely defend freedom. Bill continued to serve his country after his military service working for the Social Security Administration for over 45 years until his retirement in 2012.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Diane, and his brother, Patrick. He is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Roger and Angie Hill and daughter and son-in-law Jennifer and Ernest Hafner, all of Kansas City. He is also survived by grandchildren; Kelsey, Andrea, Ryann and R.J. Hill and Adria, Anna and Natalie Hafner and great granddaughter, Sophia. Also surviving are his brother and sister-in-law Chris and Joan Hill of Leawood, KS. He leaves many nieces and nephews and his best friend and brother-in-arms Steve “Cowboy” Parcell of Overland Park, KS.
Bill was an amateur presidential historian and cigar aficionado. He enjoyed football, classical music, the Kansas Jayhawks and a good joke; his quick sense of humor made everyone laugh. Bill was an intelligent and giving man with a deep love for animals and strays often found a home with him. We rest in the hope and peace of Jesus and are thankful for the life hereafter, the one Bill is now enjoying.
Visitation will be at St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church at 4737 N. Cleveland Ave., KCMO, on Tuesday, Feb. 18, from 6:00 -8:00pm. The rosary will be prayed at 6pm. The funeral mass will be at 11:00 am on Wednesday, Feb.19, at the church. Gravesite military honors and burial will be at Leavenworth National Cemetery on Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 2:30pm. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to Wayside Waifs, 3901 Martha Truman Rd., KCMO 64137.
Barbara Ann Zuber, of Lee’s Summit, MO, died peacefully in her home February 12. She fought a valiant fight against Parkinsons, serving as an inspiration for all who knew her. She is survived by her loving husband, Charles Zuber, her children Gary Hill and Cathy Morrison, her step-children Tammy Kennedy, Cheryl Brownfield, Alan Zuber and Kristi Dryden, and eleven beloved grandchildren. We all cherish memories of her strength and determination, and her love of family, friends, music, dancing and playing cards. Visitation at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1800 Missouri 150, Lee’s Summit, MO on Saturday, February 15, at 7:00 pm, Memorial Service at 8:00. Donations can be made to The National Parkinson Foundation, www.parkinson.org.