Virgil Wayne Bowman, Sr. 83, of Leavenworth, Kansas, passed away June 12, 2013 at Cushing Memorial Hospital.
He was born October 7, 1929 in Kansas City, MO, son of Benjamin and Susie Bowman. He served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. Virgil was a good husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
He enjoyed fishing and watching Wheel of Fortune and wrestling.
Virgil was preceded in death by his parents, two daughters, Debbie Bartlett and Marsha Holler and ten siblings.
He is survived by his wife, Linda, Leavenworth, son, Virgil Wayne, Jr. and daughters Vicki Fellner and Denise Manuel, all of Belton, MO, two brothers, Charles, Purdy, MO and Bob, Odessa, MO, ten grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Graveside services with Military Honors will be held at 1 pm, Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at Higginsville State Military Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the VFW.
Ruby LaVaughan Campagna, 83, of Lenexa, Kansas, passed away June 16, 2013 at Overland Park Regional Medical Center.
She was born October 1, 1929 in Stoutland, MO, daughter of Charles and Ida Mae Justice. She was preceded in death by her parents and her nine brothers. Ruby is survived by her daughter, Regina Pinion, three grandchildren, Ronald R. Pinion, Jr., Robyn LaVaughan Pinion and Richard Nathan Pinion and four great-grandchildren.
Ruby was a flight attendant for TWA. She was the coordinator of the VFW Post 8100 in Grandview for many years and worked for the KC Chiefs as a parking attendant.
A memorial service will be held at 6:30 pm, Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at the VFW 8100, 3413 Main Street, Grandview, MO 64030.
Thomas Bray was taken gently to his heavenly home on June 15, 2013. He was preceded in death by his much loved son, Todd on April 4, 2012. Tom is survived by his forever love Sue Bray, their daughter, Laura Mullen, their sons, Marcus and Matthew Bray and daughter-in-law Tonya Bray and his grandchildren Kayleigh, Jordan, Nicholas, Alyssa and Isabella. He also leaves behind his brothers, Bob (Kathleen) and Ed (Marie), and sisters, Dorothy Eller, Mary (Richard) Grimit and Geralyn Bray. Tom is also survived by his father-in-law, Don Duncan, sister-in-laws Debby (Jim) Butz and Peggy (Ken) Tomberlin, brother-in-law Don (Patricia) Duncan, numerous aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews all who he loved very much.
A Celebration of his life will be held at 11 am, Thursday, June 20, 2013 at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 416 West 12th St., KCMO. The family suggests donations to Catholic Charities of KC, Children Fund, 3100 Main, #10, KCMO 64111.
John Patrick Stamp, 71, of Saint Joseph, Missouri, passed away June 5, 2013.
He was born April 14, 1942 in St. Joseph, son of Charles and Nora Stamp. He graduated from Christian Brothers High School and also from Missouri Western College with a degree in business. John served in the U.S. Marine Corp. He was employed by the Union Pacific Railroad as a conductor for more than 30 years.
John was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Elizabeth, his sister Mary White and brother Charles Stamp, Jr. He is survived by his daughter, Tara (Josh) Leighr, Liberty, five grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Services are pending. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Gentiva Hospice, 8735 Rosehill Road, Lenexa, KS 66215.
William Thomas “Tom” Morris of Kansas City, Missouri, passed away Sunday, June 2, 2013, in the Kansas City Hospice House at the age of 70.
He was born in Harrison, AR, on December 29, 1942, to Jewell and Dorothy Morris. He graduated from Harrison High School and from the Kansas City Art Institute. He was in the Naval Reserve during the Vietnam conflict and was active in several areas of Southeast Asia.
He worked in the field of art and photography. His work was featured in several exhibits and publications through the years.
Tom was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his sister, Mary Carolyn Rose and brother-in-law Jack Rose of Harrison; his nieces, Mary Anne Rose of Springfield, MO, Christy Conrad and husband Reece, Becky Borland and husband Hal of Harrison; and two aunts, an uncle and several cousins who mourn his passing. He is also survived by special friends Laura, Kevin, Alice, Kathleen and all his friends at Fric & Frac.
Cremation. A private memorial ceremony for family and friends will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to Kansas City Hospice House, 12000 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO, 64145.
Gregory Scott Ramsey, 56, of Kansas City, Missouri, passed away June 9, 2013.
Greg served in the U.S. Navy.
A private family memorial service will be held.
Ruth A. Bradbury, 88, of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, passed away May 26, 2013 at Good Samaritan Nursing Center. Graveside services will be held at Bonner Springs City Cemetery at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 11, 2013.
Ruth was born December 4, 1924 to Oscar and Blanche Schubert of Bonner Springs, Kansas. She graduated from Bonner Springs High School in 1941 and received an education degree from Kansas State University in 1945. Her registered nursing degree was from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, followed by a graduate degree from Case Western Reserve University in 1948. Ruth was an instructor/administrator at the St. Luke’s Hospital nursing school during the 1950′s. In 1966 she married Jack Bradbury and worked as a school nurse until the couple moved to Lake Winnebago in Lee’s Summit, MO. She retired in 1987 after working as an administrator at Higginsville State Hospital for 15 years.
Ruth was a proud member of Kappa Delta Sorority and belonged to First Presbyterian Church of Lee’s Summit. Survivors include three nieces, Bobbie Dall (Bob), Olathe KS; Cathy Burnett (Dave), N.C., Sandra Sprandl, Germany; and many friends and neighbors. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Luke’s College of Health Sciences, 624 Westport Road, Kansas City, MO 64111.
Condolences may be shared with the family at www.CremationCenterKC.com.
Michael Yankiver, passed away June 4, 2013 at Kansas City Hospice House. Born in the Bronx, NY, Michael lived for many years in Virginia and Texas before moving to Olathe, KS and then KCMO. He will be remembered as a kind, gentle and caring man who went out of his way to help others and was very proud of his children.
His parents, Abraham and Estelle Yankiver, preceded him in death. He is survived by his daughter, Lizabeth (Austin, TX); son, Josh (Lufkin, TX); brother, Joel; sisters and brothers-in-law, Ellen and Erland Suni and, Roberta and Mark Long (Austin) as well as a niece and three nephews. Memorial contributions may be made to the UMKC Law Foundation Solo and Small Firm fund. A memorial celebration will be held on Sunday, June 9, 2013 from 3 to 5 pm at the home of Ellen and Erl Suni.
Gary Lee Gregory, 63, of Kansas City, Kansas, died May 30, 2013 in Kansas City, KS. He was born December 16, 1949 in Kansas City, Missouri.
He was preceded in death by his father, Edward Leroy Gregory and his sister, Deborah Glassinger. He is survived by his wife, Wilma, mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Glassinger, son Jason Gregory, daughter Sharla Gregory, brother Darryl Glassinger, sister Cathy Lewis, step-son Lloyd Cox, step-daughter Penny Moore, 2 grandchildren, 5 step-grandchildren and 7 step-great-grandchildren.
A memorial gathering and pot-luck lunch will be held Monday, June 3, 2013 at 2 pm at Wyandotte County Lake Beach Shelter.