Gordon Dean Hoy, 71, passed away peacefully February 25, 2014 at Kansas City Hospice House surrounded by his wife, family, and friends.
Gordon was born February 11, 1943 in Kansas City, MO. He is survived by his wife, Charlene, 4 daughters, 3 step children, 2 brothers, 1 sister, their families, and hundreds of friends. He served as an MP in the Army for 10 years and was a Vietnam veteran.
Family and friends are planning a Celebration of Life in May. Donations in Gordon’s memory may be made to Kansas City Hospice House, 12000 Wornall, Kansas City, MO 64114.
Leslie Teegarden, 72 of Kansas City, Missouri passed away February 18, 2014 at Truman Medical Center.
He was born January 9, 1942 to Edward and Cora Teegarden. Les enlisted in the Navy and faithfully served his country during the Vietnam conflict for 6 years. He later worked for the Social Security Administration, working in the IT field. He retired in May of 2013.
Les was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by half brothers Randy Teegarden of Pacific Junction, Iowa, Rod Teegarden of Council Bluffs, Iowa and Tony Teegarden of Glenwood, Iowa. He is also survived by half sisters Julie Teegarden of Omaha, Nebraska and Jan Torok of Council Bluffs, Iowa.
A memorial service will be scheduled in the near future.
Brian J. Harwick, 50, Roeland Park, Kansas, passed away February 21, 2014.
He was born August 2, 1963 in Kansas City, Kansas, son of Harold & Sue Harwick.
Brian is survived by his children, Madison & Braden, his parents and his sister, Susan & husband Joe.
Private family services.
Rick was born July 6, 1949 in Benton Harbor, Michigan and moved to Kansas City, Missouri in the late 1970′s. He passed away at his home on Monday, February 17, 2014. Rick was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Mary Lou Newhouse. He leaves his brother and sister-in-law, Steven and Cheryl Newhouse, Boone, NC, his nephew, Grant Newhouse and niece Rebecca Newhouse, his many friends and his furry companion, Chou.
Rick attended the University of Indiana and graduated from paralegal training at Penn Valley Community College. He worked for many years in the restaurant and liquor business before taking a position as a paralegal at the law firm of Bryant & Associates. For the past ten years he has been employed as a manager for American Cash Advance.
Rick was an avid activist and supporter of many causes, including Missouri NARAL, Planned Parenthood and the ACLU. He was a wonderful chef, made the best martinis, an avowed history buff, a passionate Frankophile and above all, a great friend to everyone who knew him.
He will be cremated and his ashes taken to Paris by his family to be sprinkled on the Seine River. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Memorial donations to ACLU or Humane Society are requested.
William Joseph Hill III, went to live with the Lord on February 9, 2014. He passed away peacefully surrounded by family. He was a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and friend. Bill has a son, Roger William, born in 1967 and a daughter, Jennifer Michelle, born in 1973.
Bill was born on July 13, 1945, in Lawrence, Kansas, to his parents, Nell and William Joseph Hill Jr. The family moved to Kansas City, KS in 1957 where Bill attended Christ the King Elementary School, graduated from Bishop Ward High School in 1963 and later attended Donnelly College and UMKC. Bill was a proud combat veteran of the Viet Nam war serving with the Kansas National Guard 69th Infantry Brigade – 169th Support Battalion. Bill was honored to serve his country and bravely defend freedom. Bill continued to serve his country after his military service working for the Social Security Administration for over 45 years until his retirement in 2012.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Diane, and his brother, Patrick. He is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Roger and Angie Hill and daughter and son-in-law Jennifer and Ernest Hafner, all of Kansas City. He is also survived by grandchildren; Kelsey, Andrea, Ryann and R.J. Hill and Adria, Anna and Natalie Hafner and great granddaughter, Sophia. Also surviving are his brother and sister-in-law Chris and Joan Hill of Leawood, KS. He leaves many nieces and nephews and his best friend and brother-in-arms Steve “Cowboy” Parcell of Overland Park, KS.
Bill was an amateur presidential historian and cigar aficionado. He enjoyed football, classical music, the Kansas Jayhawks and a good joke; his quick sense of humor made everyone laugh. Bill was an intelligent and giving man with a deep love for animals and strays often found a home with him. We rest in the hope and peace of Jesus and are thankful for the life hereafter, the one Bill is now enjoying.
Visitation will be at St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church at 4737 N. Cleveland Ave., KCMO, on Tuesday, Feb. 18, from 6:00 -8:00pm. The rosary will be prayed at 6pm. The funeral mass will be at 11:00 am on Wednesday, Feb.19, at the church. Gravesite military honors and burial will be at Leavenworth National Cemetery on Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 2:30pm. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to Wayside Waifs, 3901 Martha Truman Rd., KCMO 64137.
Barbara Ann Zuber, of Lee’s Summit, MO, died peacefully in her home February 12. She fought a valiant fight against Parkinsons, serving as an inspiration for all who knew her. She is survived by her loving husband, Charles Zuber, her children Gary Hill and Cathy Morrison, her step-children Tammy Kennedy, Cheryl Brownfield, Alan Zuber and Kristi Dryden, and eleven beloved grandchildren. We all cherish memories of her strength and determination, and her love of family, friends, music, dancing and playing cards. Visitation at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1800 Missouri 150, Lee’s Summit, MO on Saturday, February 15, at 7:00 pm, Memorial Service at 8:00. Donations can be made to The National Parkinson Foundation, www.parkinson.org.
Charles Ray Hanson (Chuck), 67, Prairie Village, Kansas, passed away from complications of frontotemporal dementia on Sunday, February 9, 2014 at the Missouri Veteran’s Home in Warrensburg.
Chuck was born June 7, 1946 in Jefferson, Iowa, the son of Gerald Hanson and Lois Truman Hanson. He graduated from high school in Wichita, Kansas in 1964 and from University of Kansas in 1973. He served in the United States Navy from 1964-1968. He married Pamela Lynn States in 1971. To this union were born two sons. He married Jean Emmerson Hernandez on May 5, 1990. She survives of the home. He is also survived by his children, Mark Hanson of Kansas City, MO, Paul (Stacie) Hanson of Springfield, MO, Nick Hernandez of Lincoln, NE, Chris (Nikki) Hernandez of Gardner, KS and six grandchildren; Logan and Katelynn Hanson, Mariana, Nicholas, and Ella Hernandez, and Julia Rollings-South. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Chuck retired from the United States Postal Service as a mail handler in 2008. He was a member of the Roeland Park United Methodist Church, Roeland Park, KS where he served as an usher for many years. He had also served on the Board of Trustees and he had sung in the choir. He always enjoyed the United Methodist Men activities as well as bowling on a men’s bowling team from church.
Chuck was a Johnson County Master Gardner volunteering to help in the gardens at the Shawnee Indian Mission. He was a member of the Johnson County Bicycle Club for a number of years and enjoyed participating in many bicycle rides. Chuck especially enjoyed planning and taking active vacations with his wife Jean to various national and state parks.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at the Roeland Park United Methodist Church, 5110 Cedar, Roeland Park, KS. A visitation will precede the service at 10:00 a.m. at the church. The family asks that contributions in Chuck’s memory may be made to Roeland Park United Methodist church, 5110 Cedar, Roeland Park, KS 66205 or to the Alzheimer’s Association, Heart of America Chapter, 3846 W. 75th St., Prairie Village, KS 66208 (web site www.alz.org/kansascity).
Leroy Hodges Frisbie, 83, of Olathe, Kansas, passed away February 6, 2014. A memorial service will be held at 11am, Saturday, Feb. 15 at St. Paul’s Nazarene Church, 8500 E. 80th Ter., KCMO. Visitation at 10 am. The family is asking that instead of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to: Pioneer Legacy Fund
2030 E. College Way
Olathe, KS 66062
Ursula Ann Burns died on Sunday, February 9, 2014. She was born in Kansas City, MO on January 1, 1926 to Alice Dickey McGinniss and William McGinniss. She graduated from St. James Grade School and St. Vincent’s Academy, also in Kansas City. She attended St. Mary’s College in Leavenworth, KS.
On April 24, 1954 she married Francis Michael Burns at St. James Church. They had five children; Loretta Ellen, Michael Francis, Alisa Marie, Patricia Anne, and Mary Therese. Ursula and Francis loved each other and loved their children and taught them to stick together.
After Francis died in 2003, Ursula lived with Mary and her children in Overland Park. Patty also lived with them and her two youngest daughters cared for with great attention. In the last weeks of her life, Lisa, Mike and Mike’s wife, Karen were also day-to-day caregivers.
Ursula’s husband, parents, siblings, and many of her close friends were waiting for her in heaven. Surviving her are Lori Burns Bucklew (Ed), Michael Burns (Karon), Lisa Phipps (Brough), Patty Werkowitch, and Mary Burns Klos. Grandchildren surviving her are Gregory Burns, Christopher Burns, Nathan Sumstine, Allison Bucklew, Matthew Burns, Sean Bucklew, Zachary Werkowitch, Emily Robinson, Terry Klos, Rachel Werkowitch, Taylor Klos, Roni Klos, and eight great-grandchildren.
The Burn’s kids invite friends and loved ones to visit them at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 6415 Holmes Rd., Kansas City, MO from 5-7pm on Tuesday, February 11, 2014. Recitation of the Rosary will be at 6 pm. A Mass celebrating Ursula’s life will be held at the Church at 10 am, Wednesday, February 12, 2014 with a luncheon to follow.
The family requests no flowers. If anyone wishes to honor Ursula, the family would appreciate contributions in her name to Operation Breakthrough, 3039 Troost Ave, Kansas City, MO 64109; St. Peter’s Parish Food Pantry, 6415 Holmes Rd., Kansas City, MO 64131; or to Catholic Community Hospice, 9740 W. 87th St., Overland Park, KS 64109.
Betty Jane Thomas Howell, 95, of Shawnee, Kansas died January 28, 2014 at Shawnee Heartland Assisted Living. “I think to myself what a wonderful life…to be surrounded by such love and fierce protection as one transitions. No regrets, many blessings.” Her entire family was with her as she took her last breath.
Betty lived a precious live. She was a graduate of the Cincinnati Conservancy of Music and taught piano for over fifty- years to scholars of all ages. She grew up in Oklahoma and was treasured by her Mom and Dad who adopted her at the age of eight.
Betty was preceded in death by her father Walter Thomas 1934, her mother Mary Thomas 1951, her husband Red Howell 1995 and her son Tom Bezzi 1995. Betty is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Kathy and David Disney of Kansas City, Missouri; her grandsons, Elliott Disney of Oakland, California and Louis Disney of Lawrence, Kansas.
Family and friends will gather for a Celebration of Life, February 15, 2014 at 10 a.m., with Catholic service at 11 a.m. the family’s home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Catholic Community Hospice, 9740 W. 87th St., Overland Park, Kansas 66212.
“What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes part of us.” – Helen Keller.