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.
William R. “Bill” Hale, born in Mankato, Kansas, who raised his family and lived his life in Topeka, Kansas, passed away on October 31, 2013, just two weeks shy of his 90th birthday. He lived a full life attending K-State, working as an architect, serving as the Kansas State Architect and was Kansas AIA President. He served in the US Army Air Corps. He was an active member of United Methodist Church in Topeka and was a fixture at the Shawnee Country Club on the golf course. He was an Elk and was active in the 20/30 Club. Della Kathleen (Petterson), mother of his children, with whom he enjoyed 51 years of marriage; and Jane Schirmer, with whom he enjoyed a sweet, but too short, marriage; predeceased him. He is survived by: his three sisters, Betty Jean Johnson of Overland Park, KS; Pat Scoggan and Beverly Beardmore, both of West Sun City, AZ.; his three children: Susan Greve and her husband, Thurston Watts of Grandview, MO, Martin Hale and his wife Patty of Topeka, and Cynthia Hale and her husband, Luis Mata of Overland Park; his five grandchildren: Chad Hale of Topeka, Lindsey Bray, Lenexa, KS, and Teresa Mata, Carlos Mata, and Daniella Mata of Overland Park; and his two great grandchildren, MacKenzie and Madison Hale of Topeka. Memorial service to be held at 5:30 pm, Saturday, November 23, 2013 at Lowman Methodist Church, 15th and Gage Blvd., Topeka, KS. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Kansas City Hospice.
Betty J. Fayne, Kansas City, MO, passed away peacefully on October 27, 2013 at Kansas City Hospice House after a long illness. She is survived by sons, Fred Fayne, Jr., James Fayne and Charles Fayne; daughter, Ella; two sisters and one brother; 8 grandchildren and a great-grandson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Fred Fayne; daughter, Helen Desiree Fayne Grosse and sister, Clara (Cookie) Nabors. A memorial service will be held at 10:00am, Saturday, November 2, 2013 at St. Theresa Little Flower, 5814 Euclid Ave., Kansas City, MO.
Jean Irene Maher of Belton, Missouri, born January 16, 1927 to Beulah and Emil Thomas in Troy, Kansas, passed peacefully from this life on October 7, 2013.
A graduate of Southeast High School, she spent most of her life in Kansas City and married the love of her life, James E. Maher on October 6, 1946. Jean was a loving homemaker and her house was always welcoming to family and friends, a center of joy and laughter. She retired in 1987 from the Treasury Department.
Jean was preceded in death by her husband, James, her twin sister, June Etzenhouser and her husband, Earl. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Sylvia Maher, her daughter and son-in-law, Vickie and Fred Abbott, grandsons Jason Maher and Joshua (Jennifer) Maher, granddaughter Andrea (Daniel) Sanchez, great-grandchildren Jacqueline and Isabel Sanchez and Ella Nicole Maher and many dear nieces and nephews.
We thank God for her life, the love of family, friends and the care of the Kansas City Hospice House.
She is greatly missed and will live in our hearts forever.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Memorial services for Marcia Louise Stoneburner, 72, a resident of Lake Quivira, will be held at Valley View United Methodist Church, 8412 W. 95th Street, Overland Park, Kansas at 1:00 PM, Friday, October 18. 2013. Family will be available to greet visitors at 12:30 PM.Marcia passed away peacefully October 13, 2013 at Kansas City Hospice House. She was born in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Letha Wanamaker and her sister Carol Pekrun. Marcia graduated from Kenston High School and attended Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.Marcia worked as a legal secretary and as an Administrative Assistant for former Congressman Dennis Moore. She loved attending musical theater, painting in watercolors, knitting and traveling, especially going on many cruises including a 69 day cruise around the world in 2007. She also loved to travel to the Outer Banks beaches of North Carolina to be with close friends.Marcia was married to her beloved husband of 47 years, Dwight Stoneburner, who survives. Other survivors are son, David Stoneburner of Omaha, his wife, Kimberly and grandchildren Katie, Will and Ally.In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of your choice are welcome.
Cheryl Lynn Yonts, 54, passed away September 22, 2013 at the Kansas City Hospice House.
She is survived by her sister and husband, Shelly and Billy Pappan and her niece and nephew, Saber and Sash Pappan, all of Parker, Kansas.
George Elmer Minnis, 81, of Overland Park, Kansas, passed away September 9, 2013 at the Kansas City Hospice House.
He was born February 28, 1932 in Henderson, Kentucky. He served in the National Guard and worked as a Land Surveyor.
George is survived by his wife, Jacqueline, three children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Joan Sussman Miller, 80, of Olathe, Kansas, passed away August 31, 2013 at the Kansas City Hospice House after a courageous 2 1/2 year battle with cancer.
She was born December 8, 1932 in Baltimore, Maryland, daughter of Louie and Ruth Sussman. Joan taught High School English and History in Maryland for many years. She married James (Jim) Robert Miller in 1965 and together, they raised two daughters.
Joan was preceded in death by her parents and her husband. She is survived by her daughters, Rondi and Steve Furgason of Raleigh, NC and Marci and Dave Walker of Bradenton, FL, two grandchildren, Samantha Furgason and Dylan Walker and extended family.
The family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to Unity of the Heartland, 720 South Rogers Road,, Suite A, Olathe, KS 66062.
Jung Hee Moon, 78, of Leawood, Kansas, passed away August 15, 2013 at the KC Hospice House.
Jung was born February 3, 1935 in Suwon City, Korea.
She is survived by three sons, Ji, Do and Tae Young Moon.