Brenda L. Counts Wright, 69, made her transition from earth to Glory at her Kansas City, Missouri home on Tuesday morning, December 10, 2013.Brenda is survived by her son, Carl Green, and other family.A private family ceremony of the cremains will be held; and a Memorial Celebration of Life.Arrangements and full obituary are pending.
James Frederick Chritton, 62, of Mission, Kansas, passed away December 10, 2013 at his home.
He is survived by his three children, Jacqueline, Charleen and Douglas Chritton and his brother, Gary Chritton and wife, Kathy.
No services are planned.
Kathleen Ann Eberle, 72, Shawnee, KS, passed away on December 9, 2013 after a long fought battle with cancer.
Kathleen was preceded in death by her mother, Marie Toeneboehn.
She spent most of her life raising and loving her children and grandchildren but pursued interests in hair design, floral arranging and as a dental assistant. She loved flowers and to her family she was known affectionately as the “flower lady.” She was a leader and trailblazer for her family and always looked for challenges; her zest for life was contagious.
Kathleen is survived by her loving husband of 41 years, Donald; son, Patrick (Amanda) Eberle; daughters, Lisa (Barry) Schellhorn and Erin Williams. She is also survived by brothers; Richard Toeneboehn and Ron Tenebehn; sisters, Patty Maurer and Maureen Mills; grandchildren, Jack, Dylan, Lexie, Kaylee and Logan.
A memorial mass will be held at 11:00am, on Monday, December 16, 2013 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 11525 Johnson Dr., Shawnee, KS. with visitation preceding at 10:00am. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to Catholic Community Hospice, 9740 W. 87th St., Overland Park, KS 66212.
Snowdean Iris Arnold, 85, of Eudora, Kansas, passed away December 9, 2013.
Services will be held at 6pm, Thursday, December 12, 2013 at the DeSoto Baptist Church, 8655 Church St., DeSoto, Kansas.
Donations to http://friends.wish.org/100-000/page/Deborah-Kester/In-Memory-of-Snowdean-Arnold.htm
Sandra Lee (Leskoff) Belt, 64 years old, passed away peacefully at home on December 7, 2013. She was surrounded by her beloved family, all of whom were dear to her heart. She was an amazing mother, cherished sister, and an unconditionally loyal friend. Sandi worked at Southwestern Bell for 34 years and USA Baby for 8 years. She will be remembered as an extremely hard working person, admired by her employers and co-workers.
Sandi is survived by her son, Bradley, daughter-in-law, Carina, her dedicated partner of 35 years, Bill Belt, sisters, Lulu and Soozi, brothers, Bill and Bruce, in addition to her niece, Nicole Griffith, and other numerous nieces and nephews. Sandi leaves four “bonus” children, Mike, Pat, Billy, and Kelly.
A celebration of Sandi’s life will take place on December 12th at the Marriott Country Club Plaza, 4445 Main Street in Kansas City, Missouri from 6-9 pm.
In lieu of flowers, Sandi asked that donations be made in her name to the ALS Foundation (www.alsa.org <http://www.alsa.org>).
Sandi will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Nancy Lynn Towner, 44, of Shawnee, Kansas, passed away December 5, 2013 at home.
She was born September 2, 1969 in Wichita, Kansas, daughter of Keith and Marjorie Chamberlain, who survive her. She is also survived by her husband, Craig, daughter Chinelle Custer, son Diamond Wills, and brother Brad Chamberlain.
Nancy loved to go camping and make candles.
A Celebration of Nancy’s life will be held at 2 pm, Saturday, December 14, 2013 at the First Baptist Church of Gardner, 324 East Shawnee, Gardner, Kansas 66030.
Charles William Hentzen, 56, of Kansas City, Missouri, passed away November 24, 2013.
He is survived by his brother, Steven Hentzen, Kansas City, MO and sister Sandra Fox, Las Vegas, NV.
A memorial service will be held at 6:30 pm, Friday, December 13, 2013 at Clara Manor Nursing Home, 3621 Warwick Blvd, KCMO. In lieu of flowers, donations to the family for cremation expenses.
Martha Loretta Smith, 72, of Gardner, Kansas passed away December 2, 2013.
Loretta was the tenth of twelve children born to the late Stephen and Louise (Weaver) Smith, on June 10, 1941, in Swifton, Arkansas
She graduated from Swifton High School.
Loretta’s enjoyed spending time with her family, friends, and many social activities. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Gardner. Loretta will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Her last years in Gardner were with partner Roy Sylva, by whom she is survived.
She was predeceased by her siblings: Vernice Schanfish, Velma Potts, Lucille Winemiller, Marvin Smith, Ernest Smith, Helen Keeley and Gladys Smith.
Survivors include her sons, Gregg Smith and wife Teresa; Frank Bell and girlfriend Jackie Brooks; daughter Kim Fesenmeyer and husband David; grandchildren: Joshua Smith, Jessica Smith, Ivy Bell, Montana Bell, Coleman Wenger and Hunter Fesenmeyer; sisters: Retha Runsick, Wanda New, Linda Black and Patricia Smith; and Brother-in-law R.W. Winemiller.
Visitation will be held at the First Baptist Church of Gardner on Monday, Dec.. 9 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Memorial services will be held from 6:30p.m. to 7 p.m., also at the church.
Oather Wesley Shirley was born in Conway, Arkansas on February 12, 1919 and passed away at his home with his Bible on Wednesday, November 27, 2013. He was one of 10 children and at the age of 94, he was the longest living member of his family.
Oather married Velma L. Barnett on January 4, 1946 and they shared 67 loving years together with five generations of family members. He was a great farmer who loved to work the ground, drive his tractor and his Willy’s jeep in snow and mud. He started several missions in Arkansas and Kansas City and was a member of the Berean Baptist Church, serving as a deacon for many years. His favorite Bible verse was John 3:16.
Oather loved life in general. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and pulling pranks! He lived in Stuttfart, AR, the “Rice & Duck Capital” for 44 years and transferred to Kansas City in 1963 with Fairbanks Morse as a machinist. He retired in 1981.
He served in the US Army from September, 1941 – November, 1945. Oather drove a truck according to military regulations and transported supplies, equipment, and personnel as well as cleaned, serviced and maintained trucks. He served in the Aleutian Islands and in the European Theatre of Operations.
Oather is survived by his wife, Velma, two daughters, Linda Webb and husband, Dennis, Mission, KS and Suzette Moss and husband, Tom, Mission, granddaughter Raenelle (Warren) Gardner, Mission, grandson Michael (Jessie) Lillard, Mission and great-grandsons Blake West, Kansas City, KS and Corey West, Mission. He is also survived by his great-granddaughters Alyssa Gardner and Savana Lillard, one great-great-granddaughter, Haley West, step-grandchildren Christopher Moss and Shelley Davis, all of Mission, three sisters, Cora Slaton, Huphrey, AR, Louvene Kirkpatrick, Sheridan AR and Onamae Lane, Huphrey, AR and one brother, JW Shirley of Kansas City, KS. He is the uncle of many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, John Wesley and Linnie Shirley, brother Leonard Shirley, sisters Stella Bohanon, Marie Sinclair, Louise Givens, and Estelle “Pete” Clevenger. He was also preceded in death by his favorite horses, Prince and Jenny.
A memorial service will military honors will be held at 6:30 pm, Monday, December 2, 2013 at the Amos Family Funeral Home, 10901 Johnson Dr., Shawnee, KS. A visitation will precede the service beginning at 5:30 pm. The family suggests memorial donations to Kansas City Hospice, 9221 Ward Pkwy #100
Kansas City, MO. 64114.
Pat Ervin, 78, Rolla, Missouri, passed away November 26, 2013 at Villa St. Francis Nursing Center in Olathe, Kansas under the care of Crossroads Hospice.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Patty and Paul Garrett, grandson, Joe Pacheco and his wife, Sharon, two great-grandchildren, A.J and Ashlyn and her brother, Donald.
Pat was preceded in death by her son, Kenny Turner.