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Rudolph Hiram, Broadnax, Jr. (Lil Rudy)

Rudolph Hiram, Broadnax, Jr. (Lil Rudy), died peacefully at the Olathe Health Medical Center, Olathe, Kansas on May 15, 2021, surrounded by his mother and sister and the Critical Care Staff on duty. Lil Rudy was born to Rudolph H. Broadnax, Sr. and Carolyn T. Broadnax on June 6, 1967, in Washington, DC.  Lil Rudy grew…

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Dr. Thomas Magstadt

Dr. Thomas Magstadt, bestselling author, professor, and beloved member of the community, passed away at his home in Westwood Hills, Kansas on Wednesday, June 9, 2021. He was 76 years old.   Dr. Magstadt was born in Parkston, South Dakota on July 23, 1944, and grew up in the nearby town of Tripp. He earned…

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Jill Earnestine Sherman

Jill Earnestine Sherman passed away peacefully on June 11th after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was born December 27th, 1958 to Earnest and Rosemary Sherman in Hannibal, Missouri. Jill was beloved by all who knew her for her kindness, resilience, and unwavering sense of humor. She is lovingly remembered by her wife,…

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Mark Douglas Clardy

Mark Douglas Clardy, a friend to so many, passed away peacefully at his home in Overland Park, Kansas on January 4th, 2021.  He was 67. Mark was born on November 23, 1953 with big brown eyes and an instant smile, and was welcomed home by Marion “Sonny” and Mildred Swenson Clardy, in Savannah, Missouri, where…

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Jeffrey Mark Curtis

Jeffrey Mark Curtis, age 64, passed away on June 12th, 2021 after a short battle with Pancreatic Cancer. He was born in Topeka, Kansas on December 15th, 1956 to the late James & Jacqueline Curtis. Jeff graduated from Washburn University and later moved to Kansas City to pursue a career in business. He eventually started…

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Wilma Dean Oxley

Wilma Dean Oxley, 86, passed away on Tuesday, June 8, 2021, at her home, in Merriam, KS. She was born on January 8, 1935, in Jay, OK to Riley and Leola (Hastings) Gann. She married the love of her life, John P. Oxley on August 23, 1956.   She attended cosmetology school and opened, Wilma’s…

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Kelly McMasters

Kelly McMasters, age 57, passed away peacefully on May 10th, 2021, at Olathe Medical Center in Olathe, KS.  Kelly was born on May 22nd, 1963 to Bobby and Cheryl (Guinn) McMasters in Springfield, Missouri. He graduated from University of Missouri-Rolla with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Management in 1987. He worked as an application…

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Doris Crawford

Born in  West Monroe, LA, August 15, 1946 to Savella Crawford Carter, Doris Crawford was a beloved friend and a perpetual student. After her high school graduation in May, 1964, from West Monroe’s Richardson High School, Doris continued her education with a move to Kansas City where she acquired a Bachelor’s Degree for business administration…

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Mark Bretches

Mark Bretches died peacefully at the Olathe Health Hospice House in Olathe, Kansas, on May 22, 2021. He was born to Bill and Alice Bretches on February 6, 1964, in Santa Barbara, CA. He was the truly beloved youngest of six sons and grew up in Santa Maria, CA. He lived in Overland Park, KS.…

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Barbara Louise Copps Oliver

Barbara Louise Copps Oliver, 88, KCMO passed peacefully at home 6.1.21 of Alzheimer’s disease. She was born in Richmond CA, 9.19.1932 to Daniel Joseph Carroll Copps and Mary Louise Scott Copps.  Her family moved around due to her father’s career, but she considered Joplin, MO her home, as her Mother’s family was from there. Her…

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Obituaries & Condolences

Rudolph Hiram, Broadnax, Jr. (Lil Rudy)

Dr. Thomas Magstadt

Jill Earnestine Sherman

Mark Douglas Clardy

Jeffrey Mark Curtis

Wilma Dean Oxley

Kelly McMasters

Doris Crawford

Mark Bretches

Barbara Louise Copps Oliver

Michael John Onderko

Betty Jean Cockburn (Osborn)