Jeffrey Michael Long, 68, of Leawood, Kansas, took the hand of the angels on May 18, 2013 at the Kansas City Hospice House.
He was born March 26, 1945 in Los Angeles, CA, son of Connie and Gene Long. Growing up in California, he loved the ocean and the mountains.
Jeff married Karen Syverud, the love of his life on May 20, 1972 in California. They moved to Leawood in 1987 to open the Ringler Associates Kansas City Office. Jeff retired in 2010, turning the business over to his son, Ryan. He was President of the Board of Directors of Brookridge Country Club where he met friends who became a second family to Jeff and his family. Upon retirement, Jeff became a Starter and Marshall at Brookridge. He enjoyed golf, camping, traveling, fishing and sharing time with friends.
Jeff was predeceased by his parents and his sister, Kelly. He is survived by his wife, Karen, son Ryan and his wife, Kristin and their family, Parker and Connor of Overland Park and his daughter, Cori and husband Matt Gillispie and their family, Drew and Alli of Shawnee. He is also survived by his brothers, Gene of Boca Raton, Fl and Dan of Chico, CA, his sister, Kathy Long of Huntington Beach, CA and his extended family in California.
Jeff’s grandchildren were the twinkle in his blue eyes and they adored their Papa. He was a selfless person, always ready to help other people and listen to their needs. He had a wonderful sense of humor that lasted through out his courageous journey. Jeff and Karen were fortunate enough to travel the world, play golf in Scotland and watched many sunsets over several oceans.
A Memorial Mass will be held at 11 am, Thursday, May 23, 2013 at Church of the Nativity, 3800 West 119th St., Leawood, KS 66209. A Celebration of Life will be held immediately following the Mass at Brookridge Golf and Fitness, 8223 W. 103rd Street, Overland Park, KS 66212. In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to KC Hospice House, 12000 Wornall Rd or to the Prostate Cancer Foundation, www.pcf.org.
Judith “Judy” K. Loteckie, 53, of Raymore, Missouri, passed away May 17, 2013 at Kansas City Hospice House after a courageous battle with cancer.
She was born April 19, 1960 in Sioux City, Iowa, daughter of Larry B. and Beth A. Lindstrom.
Judy is survived by husband of 24 years, Greg, four children: Stacy Sullivan and husband Greg of Girard, KS, Corey Hite, Pittsburg, KS, Erica Warren and fiance Brandon Ray, Warrensburg, MO, and Shawn Loteckie, Overland Park, KS; two step-daughters, Melissa Loteckie, Overland Park, KS and Jennifer Loteckie, Lee’s Summit, MO; her parents, Larry and Beth Lindstrom, Belton, MO, her sister, Jan Hill, Raymore, MO and many grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
A private family celebration of Judy’s life will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to KC Hospice House, 12000 Wornall Road, KCMO 64145.
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
Bobilea Sue Skinner, 78, of Prairie Village, Kansas, loving mother, wife, grandmother and friend to many, continued her journey to heaven on April 9, 2013 at the Kansas City Hospice House. She will be greatly missed but her spirit and memory are with us forever.
Friends may send memorials to KC Hospice House, 12000 Wornall Rd., KCMO 64145 or to Animal Haven, 5428 Antioch Dr., Merriam, KS 66202.
Dawn Marie Arbogast-Engel 48, of Columbia, Missouri, passed away March 19, 2013 at the Kansas City Hospice House.
A celebration of her life will be held at 4 p.m. in Slater, MO Saturday, March 30. Donations to assist with memorial service and cremation expenses may be shared with the family at the dinner to be held at the Slater Volkfest Building or may be sent in care of Amanda Smith Memorial Fund at Columbia Credit Union Bank.
Dawn was born on December 2, 1964, in Philadelphia, PA to the late Theodore and Diana Arbogast.
Dawn was strong in her faith. She loved the outdoors, spending time with family and friends. Her loving spirit and touching heart will be deeply missed by all.
She is survived by her three children, Amanda and Andrew of Columbia MO, and Nicholas and Katie Smith of Jamestown, MO; one brother, Raymond and Jeannie Arbogast of Slater, MO; two sisters, Ginny Arbogast of Prairie Village and Veronica Arbogast of Columbia, MO; one niece, Ashton Bryson, and one nephew Joshua Bryson, great niece Kenzie Bryson, all of Slater, MO; and her aunt, uncle Gary and Marie Holland of Washington State.
Dawn was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, and brother Richard Arbogast.
Sandy Schupbach, 77, passed from this life to God’s embrace at Hospice House on March 12, 2013. She was a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet and stayed associated with that community her entire adult life. She adhered to their charism of universal love of God and love of neighbor without distinction. She continued her quest to know God throughout her life. She was always doing good for others and placing their needs before her own.
Sandy held many positions in Laboratory Medicine, including St. Joseph’s Hospital, the University of Kansas Medical Center, and was one of the founding members of Physicians Reference Laboratory in 1976. She loved music, especially Ragtime, refinishing antique furniture, cooking for others, reading, and a special love of her dogs, among many other things.
Her education was broad and diverse through college, graduate, and post graduate schools. She was interested in topics that ranged from other religious beliefs, theology, poetry, and history to science as it related to medicine.
She was preceded in death by her parents and younger brother. Those who cherish her life and memory are her sisters Sally and Harriet Bishop of Jasper AL, their children and grandchildren, and her dear friend Sr. Sharon Hayes and her family; as well as friends who date from her college years through to those who entered her life in the last several years.
A Memorial Mass celebrating Sandy’s life will take place, with the date yet to be determined. Notification will follow. Donations in her memory are suggested to Kansas City HOSPICE HOUSE or EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE FUND: St. Therese Little Flower Church, for those in need.
Jean Annette Henry, age 68, a resident of Lake Ozark, Missouri died March 3, 2013 at Kansas City Hospice and Palliative Care Center in Kansas City, Missouri. She is survived by two sisters, Louise Gann of Belton, Missouri, and Sarah Steimel of Gerald, Missouri, three step-daughters, five step-sons, and a host of step- grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was formerly married to Junior Shelton, and together they adopted Darren Paul Shelton, who predeceased her in 2003.
Jean attended Crocker High School and graduated as valedictorian of the class of 1963. She worked at Fort Leonard Wood during the 1960’s and 1970’s. In 1983 she began working for John Curran of Osage Beach, Missouri, and became his paralegal, where she continued until her illness in 2011.
Jean accepted Jesus Christ as her savior at an early age and was a member of Beulah Baptist Church of Richland, Missouri, where she taught, acted as church clerk, and played the piano.
Jean was a 2004 graduate of the University of Missouri Extension Master Gardener Course and a charter member and past president of Lake Area Master Gardeners. She enjoyed gardening, music, needlework, and painting and was a member of the Ozark Brush & Palette Club.
A memorial service will be held at Beulah Baptist Church, Richland, Missouri, beginning at 11 a.m.on Tuesday, March 12, 2013. The church will be open for visitation prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Kansas City Hospice and Palliative Care Center, Ozark Brush & Palette Club Scholarship Fund, or the Hawkeye Cemetery Fund.
Octavio B. (Obie) Bautista passed away February 18 at Kansas City Hospice House. A celebration of his life will be held at Country Club United Methodist Church, 400 W. 57 St., Kansas City, MO on Friday, March 1, 2013 at 3p.m. Visitation and a reception will follow in the Fellowship hall.
He was born October, 15, 1928 in the Philippines where he lived until 1962 when he and family moved to Norman, OK to pursue graduate studies. He retired as Professor of Economics and Finance from Central Missouri State University in 1992.
He married Leticia (Letty) in April 1950 and had 3 children; Orlando (Rachel), Edwin and Liza (Gary Crumley). He is also survived by his only sister, Nora B. Consunji, and 8 grandchildren, J.J., Mark, Susanna, Daniel and Catherine Bautista; Cara and Allison Crumlen; and Michael Bautista, and a lovely great-granddaughter, Nani Lee Mae.
He was a member of Country Club United Methodist Church for 50 years where he served on the Board of Trustees and as Treasurer for three terms. He was a valued member of the Chancel Choir. He was very active in the Heart of America Cursillo movement where he served as chief cook for many weekends. He volunteered at KU Medical Center and Trinity Lutheran Hospital.
Obie and Letty traveled extensively, most notably a 10-day trek in the Himalayas when they were in their early 70’s. They also took their entire family on 4 cruises in his later years when Parkinson’s Disease limited his mobility.
The family wishes to extend thanks to his church family and the wonderful, caring staff at Menorah Medical Center, KU Medical Center, and Kansas City Hospice House.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Country Club United Methodist Church, 400 W. 57 St., Kansas City, MO.
Elizabeth Isabell McNall, 94, of Overland Park, Kansas, passed away February 10, 2013 at the Kansas City Hospice House.
She was born April 3, 1918 in Janesville, Wisconsin, daughter of Otto and Mina Wilson Uehling.
Surviving are her husband, Preston, daughter, Anne E. McNall of Kansas City, Missouri and son, Bruce McNall, of Overland Park.
Services are pending.
Yvonne S. Harrison, 84, of Kansas City, Missouri passed away peacefully on February 3,2013 at Kansas City Hospice House.
She is survived by son, Mark P. Harrison; sister, Marillas Osterberg and daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Harrison. She was preceded in death by her parents and son Gordon.
Private graveside services will be held at a later date.