Matthew Kevin “Zero” Magee, 58, of Shawnee, Kansas passed away November 15, 2013. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, November 23, 2013, 4-6 pm at Longbranch Saloon, 9095 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, Kansas.
Affectionately known as “Zero”, Kevin was born on June 27, 1955 in Kansas City. He achieved the rank of Eagle Scout and was a proud member of the Tribe of Mic-O-Say. He graduated from Shawnee Mission East High School in 1973.
Kevin graduated from Kansas State University in 1979 with a degree in Elementary Education. He logged thousands of miles as a devoted fan of the Kansas State Women’s basketball program in the 1970’s.
His journey as a Kansas City sports fan began as a youngster in the Chiefs Huddle Club at Municipal Stadium in the mid ‘60s. As an adult he was a season ticket holder for the Royals, Chiefs, Blades and Sizzlers.
Kevin devoted his work life to the hotel, pool and restaurant industry, He had a deep appreciation and respect for people in the service industry. He loved his interaction with customers.
Kevin played softball, frisbee golf and was an accomplished juggler. He enjoyed music and attended hundreds of concerts. A tuxedo wearing Kevin would sing the National Anthem at fantasy football drafts.
Kevin “Zero” Magee lived life to the fullest. He had a heart of gold and a steel trap for a mind and will be remembered by everyone that crossed his path.
Kevin is survived by his sister, Maura Mae Schroeder (Loren) of Lynn Haven, FL and his nephews, Shamus (Hillary) of Jacksonville, FL and Ian of Yokoska, Japan and niece Caylen Schroeder Williams (Robbie) and their daughter Marlee of Asheville, NC.
Gary Richard Vaughn, 72, of Kansas City, passed away November 15, 2013 in Olathe, Kansas. Gary was born in Kansas City to James and Lorene Vaughn on January 26, 1941. He went to high school at Bonner Springs High School and went on to earn a degree in business from Emporia State University. He worked in the automotive business and enjoyed family, friends, sports and boating. Gary is preceded in death by his parents, James and Lorene, brother Ray and wife Patricia. Gary is survived by his daughter Lisa, sons Rick and Brett; grandchildren, Rick, Justin, Courtney, Madi, Jacob and Jessica; and great-granddaughters Grace, Kaylee and Aubree. A Memorial Service will be held at Evergreen Community of Johnson County on November 24th at 2:00 pm. Memorial donations may be made to Evergreen Community of Johnson County, 11875 S. Sunset Drive, Suite 100 Olathe, Kansas 66061.
Chris Huck, 47, passed away on November 19, 2013 following a courageous battle with Prostate cancer.
He is survived by his loving wife of 18 years Nancy, and their daughters, Lauren and Emma. Chris is also survived by his mother Jeanne Huck, siblings Mark, Michael (Kim), and Kathleen (John), Nancy’s parents Gordon and Carol Rosenthal, siblings Lon, Lori, Leanne Knutson (Kurt),and nieces and nephews: Jonathon Huck, Tina Huck, Rebecca Rosenthal, Katie Knutson and Jack Knutson. Also, several Aunts, Uncles and Cousins. Chris was recently predeceased by his father Clemence Huck.
Chris graduated from Union-Endicott High School in Endicott, New York and the University of Illinois at Chicago, receiving his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, majoring in Marketing. He was employed as a Systems Analyst with Ascend Learning in Leawood Kansas.
Chris was a wonderful father and husband who loved spending time with his wife and girls. Among their many fun trips were the annual treks to Clear Lake, Iowa to celebrate the 4th of July with Nancy’s family. Chris encouraged the girls’ love of sports, cheering them on from the sidelines, practicing with them in the backyard, and teaching them to ski which he loved throughout his life. He also enjoyed watching The Royals and Chiefs and Nancy’s alma mater, Iowa State. He loved an underdog.
Chris lived his life with enthusiasm and a great sense of humor. His friends and family will miss his casual, carefree spirit and fierce determination and grace in spite of an aggressive cancer diagnosis and difficult course of treatment.
Two organizations that gave Chris’ life meaning during the past 18 months are Faith, Hope, Love,Win(flhw.org), an organization founded by David Emerson to raise funds and awareness to battle advanced metastatic prostate cancer and Church of the Resurrection’s Congregational Care ministries. The family suggests either of these organizations for anyone wishing to make a memorial.
A funeral service will be held at The Church of the Resurrection, 13720 Roe Avenue, Leawood, KS on November 23rd at 2:00PM. The family will greet friends immediately following in the youth center at the church.
Jerry Lee Studna, 72, of Olathe, Kansas, passed away November 19, 2013 at Delmar Gardens of Overland Park.
He was born June 21, 1941 in Kansas City, MO, son of Harry and Christina Studna. Jerry loved to sing and sang in a gospel group, “The New Beginnings”. He loved his family and his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
He is survived by his son, Harry Studna and Harry’s mother, Penny, his brothers, Regan (Chris) and Dennis Studna and his sister, Shawna Lee (Phil) Brewster and nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 7 pm, Friday, November 22, 2013 at The Church of the Harvest, 14841 S. Black Bob Road, Olathe, KS 66062. The family suggests donations be made in Jerry’s name to Ascera Care Hospice, 3320 Clinton Parkway Court, #120, Lawrence, KS 66047.
Shannon Earnest, 54, of Merriam, Kansas, died comfortably in his home on November 14, 2013 surrounded by his loving family and under the care of St. Luke’s Hospice.
He is survived by his wife, Kelly his son Charlie Earnest and wife, Alisyn, daughter Jenny Earnest, and son Braxton Bray. He is also survived by his mother, Gloria.
Shannon’s cremated remains will be scattered in Gulf Shores where he and his family loved to spend time together.
Ken M. Robinson died Nov. 13, 2013 at his home in Shawnee, Kansas. He was born Oct 19, 1949 in Amarillo, Texas to Ferris M. and Gladys and Robinson who preceded him in death.He was a graduate of Shawnee Mission East High School, Class of ’68 and worked for the City of Overland Park Kansas until his retirement in 2005.Kenny loved motorcycles and began riding at the age of 16. He took many road trips and loved discovering new eateries and vistas. Kenny could talk for hours telling you about the workings of any motorcycle! In his retirement, when health prevented him from riding, he took joy in following the International Motorcycle Competitions and reading his many motorcycle magazines.Uncle Kenny never missed a birthday or holiday celebration with his family and he never met a stranger. He will be remembered for his generosity and kind, gentle personality.He is survived by his brother Gary Robinson of Independence, Missouri, sister Gail (Ray) Lee of Riverside, California, sister Kay (Larry) Kepler of Shawnee, Kansas and many nieces, nephews and extended family.A Memorial “Celebration of Life” for Kenny will be held at his sister’s home, 5731 Westgate, Shawnee, KS 66216 at Saturday, December 14, 2013 from 4-6 pm. Light refreshments and lots of stories about Kenny are to be shared.Contact information is at…. firstname.lastname@example.orgFamily suggests memorials to radio station KKFI.
Norman Morris, 75, Stover, MO, passed away November 13, 2013 at Beautiful Savior Nursing Center in Belton, Missouri.
He is survived by his sons, Chris, Craig and Curt, eight grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.
Private family services are planned.
Edna Lucille Roseberry-Helling, 87, of Leavenworth, Kansas, passed away November 9, 2013 at home under the care of Good Shepherd Hospice.
She was born January 14, 1926 in Dunklin County, MO, daughter of Albert & Vera Presley Fisher. Lucille lived many years in Florida. In 2009 she moved to Leavenworth to be with family.
Lucille is survived by her daughter Cathy (John) Mason, three granddaughters, Esther Heintzelman, Edgerton, KS, Sarah Laundy, Tonganoxie, KS, Anna Mason, Overland Park, KS, 17 great grandchildren & her sister Vera Scism, Farmington, MO. She is also survived by extended family members whom she loved. She was proceeded in death by her first husband, George Roseberry, her second husband, Ray Helling and her daughter, Sandra Spaulding.
A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday December 7, 2013 at Cornerstone Community Church, 2400 N. 81st. St. Kansas City, KS 66109. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Good Shepherd Hospice 11253 Strang Line Rd., Lenexa, KS 66215 or the church.
Jordan Michael MacDonald, 21, of Prairie Village, Kansas, died October 30, 2013 in De Soto, Kansas.
He was born May 15, 1992 in Overland Park, Kansas.
He will be missed by many.
A Memorial Service will be held at Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 9100 Mission Road, Prairie Village, 66208 at 10 am, Friday, November 8, 2013.
All are welcome.
Albert Mitchell, 79, of Kansas City, Kansas, passed away November 4, 2013 at home with his loving family by his side.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Shirley, his children; Jean, Pat, Mike, Dave, Steve and Gary, three siblings, Darlene, John and Dorothy, 12 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
A celebration of Leo’s life will be held from 2 pm – 5 pm on Sunday, November 10, 2013 at the Arts Tech Building, 1522 Holmes, 2nd Floor, KCMO 64108.
Please send flowers and cards to the Mitchell family home.