Gail Losier, 60, of Holden, Missouri, passed away May 14, 2013 at St. Joseph Medical Center, Kansas City, Missouri.
A Memorial Service will be held at 2 pm, Saturday, May 18, 2013 at Church of Christ Restored, 553 NW 1511th Road, Holden, Missouri.
Jack F. Horn, 87, Olathe, KS passed away May 12, 2013. Interment at a later date at Leavenworth National Cemetery. Cremation Center of Kansas City, 913-384-5566, CrematioCenterKC.com
Robert (Bob) L. Schumacher (Schu), 73, of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, passed away peacefully at home and surrounded by family on May 8, 2013. Schu was born February 6, 1940, in Kansas City, Missouri, to Marion Ruth Holtcamp / Schumacher and Emil Earnest Schumacher.
He was a loving father and grandfather to three sons and three grandsons. Sons James Robert of Cape Coral, FL, Michael Lee (wife Renee) of Kansas City, MO, and Lawrence Andrew of Lee’s Summit, MO. Grandsons Tommy, Lee’s Summit, MO, Nick, Kansas City, MO, currently stationed in Pensacola, FL with the US Navy, and Sam, Kansas City, MO. He would be disappointed if his dogs, Itchy and Stubby, were not mentioned here as well.
He was a passionate man who enjoyed diverse hobbies, including farming, genealogy, gardening, cooking, boating and raising animals as if they were his children. He managed the family farm since 1993, while finishing his long and proud career at IBM. After an early retirement, Schu took a brief break from the family farm and owned and operated Nick and Sam’s Restaurant in Truman, Minnesota.
Schu was preceded in death by his wife Catherine Woekel / Schumacher in 1992. He is survived by many loving cousins, aunts, uncles, neighbors, and friends. The journey would have been tougher without them.
The family will receive friends at a Celebration of Schu’s Life on June 2, 2013, from 1:00 until 4:00 PM at the Boulevard Brewing Company, Brew House Bar, 2501 Southwest Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108. No flowers please. Donations may be made to the to the American Cancer Society.
Mary Knoxsah, of White Cloud, Kansas, passed away at 6:45 p.m. on May 8 at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City.
Mary was preceded in death by her husband, David “Skup” Knoxsah from Horton, who passed away in 2005. They married in the early 1980s. She has five children: Aaron Shaad, Independence, Missouri, Quanna Shaad and Shona Knoxsah, Overland Park, Alex Knoxsah, Horton, Kansas and Armando Knoxsah, White Cloud and six grandchildren.
She preceded in death by her mother, Wynema Conklin, her father, Ted Conklin and her brother Teddy Conklin Jr.
Her living siblings include John Conklin, Horton, Jean Conklin, Wellsburg, N.Y., Nancy Schlichting, Hiawatha and Cindy Kelly, Lawrence. Mary was very close to all of her family including her nieces and nephews;: John Conklin Jr., Jason Wandell, Jeremy Wandell, Chala Wandell, Josh Wandell, Quintin Wandell, Nova Deckman, Rebekka Schlichting, Mara Schlichting, Julie Kaniatobe and Samuel Kelly.
Mary graduated from Haskell Indian Nations University in the early 1980s. She was very active with the surrounding Native American communities. She worked for the Kansas City Indian Center, Kickapoo Housing, Sac & Fox Housing and more. She was the chairwoman of the Iowa Tribe Powwow Committee, a volunteer foster parent to many Native American children and a volunteer at many community events. She is an enrolled member of the Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska, as well as a descendant of the Wichita, Caddo and Delaware Tribes.
The family and the Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska will host a memorial dinner for Mary at 1 p.m. this Saturday at the George Ogden Building, 3345 Thrasher Road, White Cloud, Kan.
Felicita Rivera, 92, of Lenexa, Kansas, passed away May 7, 2013 at Shawnee Mission Medical Center.
She was born November 2, 1920 in Aibonito, Puerto Rico, daughter of Jose and Eleticia Rodriguez Rivera. A Memorial Service will be held at 7 pm on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at the Antioch Church of the Nazarene, 7600 Antioch Road, Overland Park, KS 66204
Patrick L. Bohan, 64, of Pacific Grove, CA, passed away on May 7, 2013 in Emporia, KS after a brief illness. He is survived by his son, Matthew (Lori) Bohan of Everett, WA; father, Robert Bohan, Lexington, KY; sister, Mary (Robert) Houlihan, Lexington, KY and granddaughter, Brooke Bohan, of Everett, WA. Services will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation at jdrf.org, or to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals at aspca.org/donate.
Grace Marie Burns, 82, of Moran, Kansas, passed away May 8, 2013 at the Allen County Hospital in Iola, Kansas. She was a residcnt of Moran Manor in Moran.
Grace was born August 3, 1930 in The Bronx, NY, daughter of George and Grace A. Lange.
The unusual snow on May 2, 2013 came to gather Rosalea Snow to heaven. During her 5 year battle with cancer she never complained.
Rosalea was born February 26, 1930 in Chase County, Kansas. One of six children, she moved to Emporia. KS and graduated from EHS in 1947, and in 1951, from Emporia State University. A master’s followed in 1954.
At ESU she was president of Iota Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, member of Xi Phi, Omega Literary Society, Who’s Who Among Students, and on the Honor Roll each semester while working her way through college.
Rosalea taught English at Rosedale High School and Harmon High School until 1989, when she retired to marry Walter N. Snow. While teaching, she was active in NEA and National Council of Teachers of English. Her beloved husband died in 2004.
Rosalea was a member of Senior Barn Players, Playwright Circle of Greater Kansas City, TNT Guild, Dramatists Guild of America, Inc, The Writer’s Place, church, SWA and Shawnee Mission AAUW (president 2003-2005). She also volunteered at the Nelson Atkins Museum and Art Gallery.
An avid reader, Rosalea read mysteries to relax. After retiring, she started her writing career. She has written several plays and three books.
Rosalea leaves three children, Karmen Shepard, Roeland Park, Dr. Scott Shepard, Louisiana, and Kim Berberian, Washington, granddaughter Christy Williams and family and granddaughter Ashley Mathie and family. Rosalea also leaves Paul Snow and family and Jean Kessinger and family.
Services will be at 10:00 am, Thursday, May 9, 2013 at Village Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to American Association of University Women or Cancer Action.
Lee Jean Meyers, 91, of Olathe, Kansas, passed away April 28, 2013 at Olathe Medical Center.
She was born July 12, 1921 in Missoula, Montana, daughter of Victor and Stella Mae Morris.
She is survived by two daughters, Clayetta Taylor and Cheri Brinkman.
Michael Ray Glenn, 56, of Kansas City, Missouri, made his transition on April 26, 2013.
He is survived by his son, Ian, his mother, Virginia Hutchison and his father, Bob Glenn. Michael was preceded in death by his brother Monte, his sister, Rhonda, and Ian’s mother, Paige.
A private family scattering of the cremains will be held at Unity Village Rose Garden at a later date.