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WWW.KANSASCITY.COMWEDNESDAY,MAY16,2012 A13 THE KANSAS CITY STAR. JOHN C. CORNETT John C. Cornett, 33, of Independence, passed away at his home May 11, 2012. John was born in Houston, Texas, but lived most of his life in the Kansas/Missouri area. He was a business owner, Entrepreneur & well known in the MMA world as “Lights Out” Cornett. John is survived by his wife of 19 years Natalie, daughters; Alyssa & Sophia, his mother Cynthia Lynch, step father Jeff Lynch, mother-in-law Margaret Ortega & Mr & Mrs Isaias Ortega, & his two sisters Amy and Melissa. Memorial services will be Thursday May 17th at 10am at Midtown Baptist Temple, 3953 Walnut Street Kansas City, MO 64111. Arrangements Cremation Society of KS and MO, 5561 NW Barry Rd. onlinecon- (816) 822-9888 DENA MAXINE COTTON Dena Maxine Cotton, 79, of Kansas City, Missouri, passed away on May 15, 2012. No services are scheduled at this time. To leave a condolence for the f amily, please visit LADONNA DAVIS LaDonna Davis, age 44, passed away May 14, 2012, at her home. She is survived by her children, Samantha and Tyler Davis; mother and father, Charles and Regina Sumler; 3 sisters, Penny Hays, Joanna Sumler, Martha Baer; 3 nephews, Justin Willis, Bryce Willis and Jesse Couch. Memorial service will be at a later date. (Arrangements: Park Lawn Funeral Home 816-523-1234) HELEN P. DEITCHMAN Helen P. Deitchman, Overland Park, KS, passed away Monday, May 14, 2012 at Delmar Gardens of Lenexa. The Funeral Liturgy will be at 11:00 am Friday, May 18, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church 11300 W. 103rd Overland Park, KS. Visitation will be from 10 - 11 a.m. Friday at the Church. Burial in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Kansas City, KS. In lieu of flowers contributions are suggested to: Sisters Servants of Mary, Catholic Community Hospice or to the Church. Helen was born in Kansas City, KS, the daughter of John and Ann Kemec. She attended St. John grade school, and secretarial school. She worked as a private secretary in the materials department at General Motors for 30 years. Helen was past president of the St. John Altar Society and Sisters Servants of Mary for which she was deeply devoted to. Helen is survived by her husband of 52 years, Richard C. Deitchman, and a sister, Elizabeth Turner, Lenexa, KS. (Condolences may be expressed at: Arrangements: Porter Funeral Homes & Crematory, 8535 Monrovia, Lenexa, KS (913) 438-6444) ROBERT (BOB) WAYNE DEMERITT Robert (Bob) Wayne Demeritt, 67, of Leawood, KS, died May 14, 2012, at his home after a long illness. Bob was born May 9, 1945 in Peabody, MA, the third child of Harold and Edythe (Castle) Demeritt. He attended Peabody schools and Northeastern University before graduating in 1967 from the University of Michigan with a degree in Far Eastern Languages and Literature. He received his Master’s Degree in Oriental Languages and Literature in 1975 from KU. In the 1970s he studied and taught in Taiwan and Japan. Upon his return to the United States, he worked as Director of International Relations and Continuing Education at JCCC. He married Mary Anne Vickery in 1978. He taught Chinese, Japanese, and history at the Barstow School for over 20 years. He brought enthusiasm, intellectual curiosity, and humor to the classroom. Bob was a man of many talents. Besides his mastery of several languages, he was a calligrapher, an excellent cook, an avid reader, a mentor to many, a wonderful listener, a great story teller, and a gracious host. Most of all, he was a steadfast friend and husband. Bob is survived by his wife, Mary Anne; a stepdaughter, Amy (Brian) Engel; two grandchildren, Graham and Quinn, all of Lee’s Summit; his brother, George Demeritt of Middleton, MA; two sisters, Susan Alesi of Chesapeake, VA and Beth Davidson of Peabody, MA. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Judy Marchesini. A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 19th, 1:00 PM, at D.W. Newcomer’s Johnson County Chapel. Fellowship and refreshments will follow. The family suggests contributions to Kansas City Hospice, 9221 Ward Parkway, KC, MO 64114. Fond memories and condolences for the family may be left at www.johnson (Arrangements by D.W. Newcomer’s Sons Johnson County Chapel, 11200 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park, KS 66210. (913) 451-1860) DAVID A. EATON September 19, 1951 - April 29, 2012 David A. Eaton passed away in his home on Sunday, April 29, 2012. A 1969 graduate of Center Senior High School, David joined the United States Navy and was promoted to Naval Intelligence, Fleet Intelligence Center based in Honolulu, Hawaii. David was born September 19, 1951 son of Joseph L. and Barbara J (Moon) Eaton. He leaves behind a daughter Michelle Gonzalez, her husband Angel and two granddaughters Emma and Chloe Gonzalez. In addition two brothers Mike and Mark Eaton, two sisters Roseann “Doozer” Mazur and Amy Cornwell along with numerous nieces and nephews: Laura, Maggie, Makaela, Matheson, Courtney, Chandler, Corey, Alex and Miguel. David was preceded in death by his mother, Barbara Eaton and sisters: Jolinda Lebentritt and Patricia Eaton. We’ll miss David’s wonderful sense of humor. The family will honor David in a private ceremony. Condolences may be offered at DOROTHY J. ESTEVEZ Dorothy Estevez, 74, of Overland Park, KS, passed away May 11, 2012 in Independence, MO. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Dawn and Rick Holler, 2 grandchildren & 4 great- grandchildren. RAVENNA “RAE” FEDO Ravenna “Rae” Fedo, 77, Independence, MO, passed away Monday, May 14, 2012. Visitation will be from 2:00-3:00 p.m. Saturday, May 19, 2012 at Speaks Suburban Chapel; 18020 E. 39th Street, Independence, MO 64055. A celebration of Rae’s life will be at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, at the funeral home. Rae was born August 24, 1934 in Missouri the daughter of Edward W. and Fanny F. (Whitsone) Forbes. She was a homemaker. Rae enjoyed bowling, painting, fishing at the lake, spending time at the casino and in her younger days she was a model. Survivors include her loving husband, Eugene Fedo, of 53 years; children, Greg Fedo and wife Patti; Todd Fedo and wife Denise; Gloria Alvey; Rhonda Skivers and husband Roy; and Brett Fedo and wife Melanie; 15 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one brother, five sisters, and her parents. Online condolences may be expressed at (Arrangements; Speaks Suburban Chapel) ROBERT J. “BOB” FREDRICKSON Robert J. “Bob” Fredrickson, 63, Parsons, KS, died Mon., May 14, 2012, at Labette Health. The Funeral Liturgy will be 10:00 a.m., May 17, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1086 N. 94th. St. Kansas City, KS, where friends may call from 9-10 a.m. Burial in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Leavenworth, KS. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions to the Activity Fund at the Parsons State Hospital and Training Center. Bob was born August 20, 1948, in Detroit, MI, and moved to Kansas City, KS, in the 1950s. He attended special classes with Mrs. Rainey in Leavenworth and at the Foundation School in KCMO. Bob lived at home until he was 22 years old and had lived at the Winfield and Norton State Hospitals and had resided at the Parsons State Hospital for 25 years. He was preceded in death by his father, Victor “Bud” Fredrickson in 1994. Bob is survived by his mother, Betsy Fredrickson, two sisters, Peggy Sumner and Vicki (Jerry) Gorman, all of Kansas City, KS, niece, Emily (Josh) Hunn, Silver Springs, MD, nephew, Pete (fiancee Christen) Gorman, Phoenix, AZ, and niece, Hattie Gorman, Omaha, NE. The family would like to give special thanks to the doctors, aids and staff at Ash Cottage at Parsons State Hospital and Labette Health. (Condolences may be expressed at: Arr: Porter Funeral Home & Crematory, 1835 Minnesota Ave. Kansas City, KS (913) 621-6400) BETTY SUE FUIMAONO Betty Sue Fuimaono passed away May 11, 2012. She was born November 9, 1946. Services 2pm May 16, Concordia Baptist Church. (Arr: Cremation Society of KS & MO, 8837 Roe, Prairie Village, KS 66207; 913-383-9888) BRENDA LEE GERTH Brenda Lee Gerth, 44, Bates City, MO, died May 12, 2012. Funeral 2 p.m. Thursday, May 17, at Ben Cast & Son-Wood Funeral Home, Holden, MO. Visitation 68 p.m. Wed. Burial Lone Jack Cemetery. Mem.: Brenda Gerth Memorial Fund. ian Universalist Church, 4501 Walnut Street, Kansas City, Mo 64111 at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, May 19. MARYANN KOROSAC Maryann Korosac, 83, Basehor, Kansas, passed away at the Life Care Center of Kansas City, Monday, May 14, 2012. A Funeral Mass will be held Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 10:00 AM, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 4th & Barnett, Kansas City, Kansas. Visitation will be from 9:00-10:00 AM at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to University of Kansas Hospital, Center for Advanced Heart Care. Donations may be mailed to: KU Endowment, University of Kansas Hospital, Fund Development, 2330 Shawnee Mission Parkway, #302, Westwood, KS 66205. Maryann was born on August 21, 1928 in Kansas City, Kansas, to Anna (Horvat) and Richard Gillespie. Both parents and her brother Don preceded her in death. Maryann married her husband of 62 years, Joseph G. Korosac on August 26, 1950. Together they raised three children: J. David Korosac (Debra), Carolyn Mayfield (Dan), and Becky Korosac. Maryann was a loving grandmother to: Jake Fuller (Jenni), Nick Fuller, Josh Korosac, Matthew Ulasien (Kristin), and Katie O’Connor. Maryann had three great-grandchildren: Raegan, Jackson, and Carter. She is survived by one brother Richard Gillespie. All will truly miss her including the family pet, Dixon. Maryann was a lifetime member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. She also was a parishioner of Holy Angels Catholic Church in Basehor. She and Joe enjoyed creating wood masterpieces sold at various craft shows. Maryann retired in 1993 from the former Commercial National Bank (UMB), as an executive secretary. Maryann was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and aides at the Life Care Center of KC and Odyssey Hospice who lovingly cared for Maryann throughout her final days. Arrangements: Skradski Funeral Home, Kansas City, KS 913-371-1404 EVELYN C. LAIR Evelyn C. Lair, 85, Braymer, Mo., died May 15, 2012. Family visit. 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., service 10:30 a.m. Friday, First Baptist Church, Breckenridge, Mo. Burial Rose Hill Cemetery, Breckenridge. Arr.: Pitts Funeral Home, Breckenridge. VELMA INEZ LUKER Velma Inez Luker, 96, of Raymore, MO, (formerly of Grandview) passed away May 13th, 2012 while under hospice care at Raymore Rehab, following a brief illness and surgery. Funeral service will be Saturday May 19th, 2012 at 2pm at Langsford Funeral Home with a visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial in the Lee’s Summit Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s PO Box 50 Memphis, TN 38101 or Continual Hospice 7611 State Line Rd. Kansas City, MO 64114. Velma was born Nov. 8th, 1915 in Beaver, AR, to Ollie and Ida Young Johnson. She retired from Remington Arms, Lake City Arsenal, in 1976 after 15 years of service. She was preceded in death by husband, James Harold Luker in 1973, 4 siblings (1 brother, 3 sisters). Survivors include son, Donald Luker and daughter Betty J. Fagan, 5 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, 10 great great grandchildren, 2 sisters, nephews and nieces and many friends. She was Mom and Grandma Luker to many. She will be missed by all. Online condolences may be left for the family at Arrangements by Langsford Funeral Home, 115 SW 3rd St. Lee’s Summit, MO 64063 RAYMOND A. MARTEL Raymond A. Martel, 80, passed May 15, 2012. Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 17, Speaks Suburban Chapel. Services at 10 a.m. Friday, May 18, at the Suburban Chapel. Burial at Blue Springs Cemetery. ALICE MAE MARTIN Alice Mae Martin, 60, Conway, passed away Monday, May 14, 2012. Her occupation was working in the Insurance field where she was Vice-President of Lockton Insurance. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Greenbrier. She was born Nov. 7, 1951, in Conway to Edward Gerald Robinson and Joy Fry Robinson. She is survived by her son, Billy McDaniel of Conway, her granddaughter, Adelaide Kathryn McDaniel of Conway, two sisters, Patsy Story of Greenbrier and Linda Keathley of Conway, one brother, Harold Robinson of Jacksonville and her mother, Joy Petty of North Little Rock. She was preceded in death by her father. A special thank you to her four nieces who cared for her during her illness, Joy Gray, Robin Noble, Mindy Allison and Jennifer Whitley. Per the request of Alice, no services are planned. Arr.: Roller-McNutt Funeral Home of Conway, (501) 327-7727. Online guestbook may be found at CONSTANCE MARIE MARTIN Constance Marie Martin, 38, passed away May 11, 2012. Visitation 11 a.m., services 1 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at City of Truth Church, 3810 E. 56. Burial in Memorial Park Cemetery. Arr.: Park Lawn Chapel, (816) 523-1234. from Tech High School in 1932. In 1934 Rose married Vernon J. Holmes in Omaha. He preceded her in death after 40 years of marriage in 1974. Rose was a very active member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Omaha where she was a member of the Church Lady’s Circle before moving to Overland Park in 1992. She was a member of the Mother’s Singers and later joined the Sweet Adeline’s where she enjoyed singing and whistling. Rose will always be remembered for her sweet nature and beautiful smile. She is survived by two daughters, Patricia Pray and Jerry Kaullen; Roxanne Bridgewater and husband Jay; son, Rory Holmes and wife Fran; four grandchildren, Brian Pray; Tyler Pray and wife Paula; Lisa Holmes; Gregory Holmes; a great grandson, Brandon Vernon Holmes. Rose was also preceded in death by her two sisters, Helen Selichar and Emma Schackneis and a brother, Henry Samuel. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Villa St. Joseph, 11901 Rosewood, Overland Park, KS 66209; or to Odyssey Hospice, 8735 Rosehill Rd., Lenexa, KS 66215. Online condolences may be expressed at DOTTIE S. HOUSTON Dottie S. Houston, 78, KCMO, died May 10, 2012. Services 11 a.m. Sat., May 19, Mt. Tabor Missionary Baptist Church, 4101 Indiana. Burial, Forest Hill Cemetery. Visitation 9-11 a.m. at the church. Arr.: LAJ, (816) 921-1800. JEFFREY A. HOUSTON Jeffrey Alan Houston, of Oak Grove, MO, died April 13, 2012. Survivors: mother, 3 brothers, 1 sister, & daughter. Preceded by father & 2 brothers. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Arr: Royer Funeral Home. JOHN T. “PINKY” JANES John T. “Pinky” Janes, 91, Parkville, Mo., passed away Sunday, May 13, 2012, in Lawrence, Ks., after proudly watching his grandson graduate from the University of Kansas. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m., Thursday, May 17 at St. Therese Catholic Church, 7207 N.W. Hwy 9, KCMo. Burial will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, KCK. Friends may call 5 - 8 p.m., Wednesday, at Joseph A. Butler & Son Funeral Home, 19th & Minnesota Ave., KCK, where the Rosary will be said at 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Northcare Hospice, 2900 Clay Edwards Dr., #2, N. Kansas City, Mo. 64116 or to Sisters, Servants of Mary, 800 N. 18th St., Kansas City, Ks 66102. Mr. Janes was born April 20, 1921, on Strawberry Hill, in Kansas City, Ks., to Anthony and Anna Janes. He attended St. John’s Grade School and Wyandotte High School. During the Depression, under President Franklin Roosevelt, he joined the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and helped to clear trees for the building of the Hoover Dam. Pinky served with the 5th Air Force of the Army Air Corps during WWII in Australia, New Guinea, Guam, the Philippines, where he was awarded the Bronze Star and Okinawa. He and Betty Lockwood were married in May 1948 and raised four children. During the years, Pinky was a great baseball player, who coached the KCK Police Dept- sponsored 3 & 2 Baseball team to three consecutive city championships. He loved his family, baseball, crossword puzzles, fishing and cheering for his beloved KU Jayhawks. He retired from Sambol Meat Packing after 30 years. Forever a people person, Pinky enjoyed life to its fullest and made instant friends wherever he went. Pinky lost his wife, Betty, in 2008 and their daughter, Linda Bishop, in 1982. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Tony and Joe Janes and his sister, Anna Janes. He leaves his sons, Craig (Denise) Janes, Lenexa and John Janes, Blue Springs, MO. and daughter, Vicki (Bill) Kinkade, KCMo; his brother Al Janes, KCK, sister, Mary Lou Romstad, sister and brother-in-law, Carol and Bob Wirthman, six grandchildren, nine great- grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. We love you Dad and will miss your “corny” jokes, our daily phone call and visits, your uplifting attitude and your love and support. (Arr.: Joseph A. Butler & Son, 913.371.7000; butlerandsonfuneral- ARLEY JOSLIN Arley Joslin, 84, KCMO, died May 15, 2012. Visit. 2 p.m., service 3 p.m. Friday, Chapel of Memories F.H., Grain Valley, Mo., (816) 463-4030. Burial Swan Lake Memorial Park, Grain Valley. Donations to family to help with arrangements. JAMES E. KELLY Born January 11, 1925, Watertown, Wisconsin; long time resident Independence, Missouri; passed away April 11, 2012 Chicago City, Minnesota. Former Executive Editor, “Midwest Contractor” magazine; Public Affairs Director for Heavy Constructors Association. Mayor Pro-Tem for the City of Independence, Missouri. Memorial and Remembrance Service at All Souls Unitar- Illinois; Catherine Shotick of Amherst, Massachusetts; Sarah Holovinsky of Spotswood, New Jersey; Kathleen Harper of Rancho Mirage, California; and many nieces and nephews. A visitation will be held at Mt. Moriah & Freeman Funeral Home, 10507 Holmes Road, Kansas City, Missouri, on Saturday, May 19, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., followed by a memorial service from 11:00 a.m. to Noon. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 1111 W. 22nd Street, #620, Oakbrook, Illinois 60523, www.wounded, or The Salvation Army, 3637 Broadway, Kansas City, Missouri 64111, Condolences may be left on Barbara Harper’s online guest book at ERMA L. HARTMAN Erma Lee Hartman, 70, of Kearney, MO, passed away May 11, 2012. She was born April 24, 1942 in Osceola, MO, the daughter of Dewey and Lydia (Myers) Ferguson. She was united in marriage to Wilbur Eugene Hartman in 1963 and they had two sons, Tony and Gary. The family moved to Pleasant Valley in 1965 and later to Kearney in 1972. Erma worked many years as an operator for the Jefferson Smurfit Box Corporation in North Kansas City. Along with her parents, Erma was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbur; two sisters, Wanda Friedman and Juanita Parton; and a brother, Charles Ferguson. Survivors include her sons, Tony Hartman (wife Ann) and Gary Hartman, and three grandsons, Nicholas, Cody and Tyler. Visitation will be held from 10 am to 11 am Saturday, May 19th, at Park Lawn Northland Chapel, I-35 at 291 Highway, Liberty. Interment will be in Gower, MO. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Arrangements: Park Lawn Northland Chapel (816) 781-8228. ESTHER HERNANDEZ HAYES Esther Hernandez Hayes, 65, of KCK, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family May 15, 2012. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, May 18, at Charter Funerals, 10250 Shawnee Mission Parkway, where visitation will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Survivors include children, Juan (Tammy) Hayes, Yvonne (David) Eckles, Anthony Hayes, and Jodie (Rigo) Avila, brothers, Victor and Guadalupe Hernandez and eight grandchildren. Esther was a great mother, grandmother, sister and friend who will be missed by many. Online condolences may be made at MARK HERNANDEZ Mark Hernandez, 72, of Kansas City, MO, died Monday, May 14, 2012 at his home surrounded by his family. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, May 18, 2012 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church. Interment will be in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the church. In Lieu of flowers, the family request contributions to the church. Mark was born August 27, 1939 in Lost Springs, KS, to Praxedes and Sarapia (Solis) Hernandez. He was a commercial screen printer, retiring as supervisor. Mark’s survivors include his wife of 52 years, Jeanne of the home; three sons, Steve, Mark and Victor; daughter Jenny Green, two brothers, five sisters, 12 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Online condolences may be left at JOHN B. HILLER John B. Hiller, 69, passed away May 13, 2012. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, at Muehlebach Funeral Home, 6800 Troost Ave., Kansas City, Mo., where the rosary will be prayed at 7:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 2552 Gillham Rd, Kansas City. Interment will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. John was born on Oct. 16, 1942, to George and Bertha Hiller. He was a 1959 graduate of Lillis High School and served in the Army Reserves. John retired from General Motors after 40 years of service. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his sister, Mary Healy and husband Jim; brother, George Hiller and wife Carol, and many nieces and nephews. Condolences may be offered at ROSE S. HOLMES Rose S. Holmes, 97, of Overland Park, formerly of Omaha, passed away Monday, May 14, 2012, at Villa St. Joseph in Overland Park, Kan. Rose was born Nov. 21, 1914, to the late Emil and Julia Samuel in Omaha, Neb. She graduated GERALD GRAEF Gerald Graef, 85, of Creighton, MO died May 14, 2012. Services 10:30 a.m., Thurs., May 17, Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City, MO. Burial, Blue Springs Cemetery. Visitation 9:30-10:30 a.m. Thurs. at the funeral home. BEVERLY RICKETTS GREEN Beverly Green, 81, of Indep., MO, passed away May 9, 2012. A Memorial Service will be Sat. May 19, 2012 at 2 PM at Floral Hills Funeral Home.(Arr: Floral Hills Chapel, 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd., 816-353-1218) ROBERT “ROB” GREEN Robert “Rob” Green, 48, of Platte City, Mo., passed away Monday, May 14, 2012. A visitation will be 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 17, at the First Baptist Church of Platte City. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 18, at the church. The family suggests contributions be given to The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center, DUMC, Box 3624, Durham, NC 27710. Rob was born Feb. 27, 1964, in Kansas City, Mo., to William Victor and Betty Marie (Butcher) Green. He was raised in the Riverside, Mo., area and has lived in Platte City for the last 20 years. Rob was a 1982 graduate of the Park Hill High School, afterwards studying diesel mechanics at the Northland Career Center in Platte City. He married Lisa La Na Tilley on Feb. 14, 1986, in Kansas City. Rob worked 28 years as a diesel mechanic for K.C. Diesel & Electric. He was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Platte City, where he served as 3rd and 4th grade Sunday school teacher for over 12 years. Rob also enjoyed restoring classic cars. He was preceded in death by his parents. Rob is survived by his wife, Lisa; his son, Michael; and his daughter, Rachel, all of the home; his brothers, Will E. Gibbs and his wife Mimi, Melvin L. Dockins and his wife Dela and his grandson, Dallas Robert Green. Arr.: Rollins Funeral Home, (816) 858-2129. DORIS JUNE HANNON Doris J. Hannon, age 80, of Warsaw, Mo., passed away Fri., May 4, 2012, at the Lincoln Community Care Center in Lincoln, Mo. She was born in Jacksonville, Ill., on June 23, 1931, the daughter of Lawrence and Estella Pate McDonald. She grew up in Kansas City, Kan., and graduated from Wyandotte High School. On Oct. 27, 1951, she began a 60-year marriage to Leo Hannon. Unto this union two daughters were born. She is preceded in death by her parents and three brothers. She is survived by her husband, Leo, of the home, two daughters, Cheryl Billings (Leon) of Kansas City, Mo., Susan Michalski (Rick) of Olathe, Kan., 5 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, one sister, Estella Jenkins of Kansas City, Mo., one brother Carl “Pete” McDonald of Ashland, Ohio, and other relatives and friends. Services and Inurnment will be at 11:00 am, Fri., May 18, at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Kansas City, Kan. Memorial contributions may be made to the Warsaw Senior Center or Benton County Hospice in c/o Reser Funeral Home P.O. Box 910, Warsaw, MO 65355. Online condolences: www.reserfuneral BARBARA ELLEN HARPER Barbara Ellen Stoerman Harper, 77, passed away on April 29, 2012, at South Bay Hospital in Sun City Center, Florida. She was born on December 21, 1934, in Kansas City, Missouri, to Martin John Stoerman and Irene Bossert Stoerman. Barbara grew up in Kansas City, Missouri. She attended Southeast High School and Bishop Lillis High School in Kansas City, Missouri. Barbara married Donald E. Harper in 1953 in Kansas City, Missouri. They were happily married and devoted to each other for 59 years. Barbara was a wonderful and loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and homemaker. Barbara and Donald raised their family in Overland Park, Kansas, before being transferred to Freehold, New Jersey, in 1975, then to Naperville, Illinois, where they owned Harper’s Hallmark store for almost 10 years. They retired to New Port Richey, Florida, in 1994. Barbara was an excellent seamstress and greatly enjoyed sewing everything from dolls and doll clothes to draperies and her daughters’ wedding dresses. She was always very thoughtful and generous and had a wonderful sense of humor. Barbara made the best fried chicken in the world. She and her beautiful smile will be greatly missed but never forgotten. Barbara was predeceased by her parents, Martin John Stoerman and Irene Bossert Stoerman, and one brother, Ivan (Butch) Stoerman. Barbara is survived by her loving husband, Donald, of Sun City Center, Florida, her daughters, Anne Shotick (George) of Peoria, Illinois; and Karen Holovinsky (Bohdan) of Spotswood, New Jersey; her sons Michael Harper (Robert Sblendorio) of Rancho Mirage, California; and David Harper (Sally) of Myakka City, Florida; her brothers Anton Jerome Stoermann of Helendale, California; Richard Stoermann (Joann) of Prairie Village, Kansas; Stanley Stoermann (Judy) of Carlsbad, California; her sister, Laura Stoerman Heinlein of Overland Park, Kansas; her grandchildren Sam Shotick (April) of Medina, Ohio; Emily Shotick of Indianapolis, Indiana; Claire Shotick of Peoria, SEE NEXT PAGE CONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE REMEMBRANCES EXPRESS CONDOLENCES | SHARE MEMORIES | SIGN A GUEST BOOK | INFORMATION ON DIRECTIONS TO FUNERAL HOMES | INFORMATION ON FLOWERS AND CHARITIES GO TO THE OBITUARY SECTION AT WWW. KANSAS CITY.COM and click on obituaries

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