Wednesday, January 28, 2015

On August 24, 1938, Barbara Ruth Henley was born in Lawrence, Kansas to Rev. Earnest and Ruth Henley. She was preceded to heaven by her parents and husband, Carroll Raines. She is survived by her son, Rick Raines of Lee's Summit, MO, daughter in-law Patti Raines, grandchildren Erica and Patrick Raines. Barbara moved to Caldwell, Kansas as a small girl and spent her younger years there. In 1954, her family moved to Olathe, Kansas where her father was the Pastor of the First Assembly of God. She was a graduate of the John P. St. John Memorial High School in 1956. It was then when she met the love of her life and "the only man I ever kissed", Carroll Raines. They were married on June 22, 1956 in Lawrence, Kansas (once a Jayhawk, always a Jayhawk!). She was a beloved mother and grandmother who devoted her life to her family. She was a worker bee with many hobbies and special interests including sewing, flower arranging, crocheting, shopping, bargain hunting at garage sales, and volunteering at the Salvation Army and Olathe Hospital. For over 50 years she was known as the church organist and also loved to sing. Barbara also loved traveling to all 50 states, around Europe, as well as the Bahamas and Panama in her later years. She was once asked if she could send a message to her grandchildren 20 years from now it would say, "To love God, love yourself, love others and do to others as you would have them do to you." For the past two years she struggled with dementia, but every now and then you could see the glimmer in her eye, knowing she wanted to go home to see her Savior Jesus Christ. Barbara passed away peacefully on January 21, 2015. Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 25 from 5-8 p.m. at Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home, 14275 S Blackbob, Olathe, KS followed by funeral services on Monday, January 26 at 10 am at Abundant Life Church, 124th and Antioch, Overland Park, Kansas. Interment, Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, Olathe, KS. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Assembly of God Foreign Missions, in care of AG World Missions, 1445 N. Booneville Ave., Springfield, MO 65802. To leave a message for the family, visit


Walter E. Cade, Jr., 82, died Jan. 22, 2015. Vis 10am, Svcs 11:30am Tues, Jan. 27, at Bruce FH, 712 S. Webster, Spring Hill, KS 913-592- 2244. Inurnment with military honors follows at Spring Hill Cemetery.


Eileen M. Brown, 92, of Olathe passed away at home on Tuesday, January 20, 2015. Eileen will be cremated according to her wishes. A memorial service will take place at a later date. McGilley and Frye Funeral Home, 105 E Loula St, Olathe, KS 66061, 913-782-0582


Cleda A. Morris, 87, of Olathe, passed away Jan. 5, 2015. Graveside service 10 a.m. Thur., Jan. 8, 2015 at Olathe Memorial Cemetery. Arrangements: Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, KS (913) 856-7111.


Elmer E. "Butch" Bretthauer, 72, Olathe, passed Dec. 31, 2014. Visitation 2-3 p.m., service 3 p.m. Jan. 11, First Christian Church, 200 E. Loula, Olathe. Internment at Hubbel Hill Cem. McGilley and Frye Funeral Home, 105 E Loula St, Olathe, KS 66061, 913-782-0582


Bill Ghean, beloved husband of Kathryn (Burlingame) Ghean, passed away December 20, 2014 with his wife at his side. He was a successful businessman, banker, artist and writer of fairy tales for family and friends. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a lifetime member of the Fargo N.D. Elks Lodge #260; vice-president of Citicorp, Borg Warner Corp., Olathe State Bank and other regional banks. He designed and operated a 5-star pet boarding facility in the Atlanta, GA area. Bill was born November 11, 1934 in St. Joseph, Missouri and a graduate of Westport High School. He fulfilled his dream of living on Maui in 1998. Always a statesman and a gentleman, he had a great "life- force" that inspired others to be the best they could be. He will be missed by family and friends. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Kathryn (Burlingame) Ghean; daughters Lyn (Ghean) Marshall and Sheryl (Ghean) Kidwell; two grandchildren and two great- grandchildren. Funeral services will take place at Mt. Moriah & Freeman Funeral Home, 10507 Holmes Rd, Kansas City, Missouri on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 11 a.m. with a reception following services. Burial in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to the University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX. Mt Moriah & Freeman Funeral Home. 10507 Holmes Rd., Kansas City, MO 64131. (816) 942-2004


Creed Vernon Garst, 48, passed away December 24, 2014, at home. Services will be held at a later date. Arr.: Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home, (913) 768-6777.


Margaret "Margie" Stuteville, 70, Spring Hill, Kan., died Dec 23, 2014. Visit. 6 -8 p.m. Mon., Dec. 29, service at 10 a.m. Tues., both at Bruce FH, Spring Hill, (913) 592-2244. Burial Aubry Cemetery, Stilwell, Kan.


Julia A. Reed, 85, Olathe, Kan., died Wednesday, December 18, 2014, at her home. She was born March 19, 1929, in Fairmont, Mo. She grew up in St. Joseph, Mo., and later moved to Kansas City, Kan. She attended Wyandotte High School. She married Roland Reed in 1944 while Roland was in the Air Force being trained as a pilot. During Roland's military service, they lived in Florida, Alabama, and Texas. After WWII, they settled in Topeka, Kan., where Julia was a homemaker and mother. In addition, she worked at J. C. Penney's and Topeka Public Schools. Julia and Roland moved to Olathe in 1994 several years after Roland retired from the Santa Fe Railroad. Julia was preceded in death by her husband, Roland Reed of 69 years. She is survived by son, Michael J. Reed and wife Kristi of Topeka; two daughters, Ann M. Reed of Topeka, and Kathleen R. Major and husband Mike of Olathe; eight grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. During her retirement years, she enjoyed traveling, spending time with family, and collecting dolls. Julia was a member of College Church of the Nazarene in Olathe. Visitation will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21 at the Penwell-Gabel Olathe Chapel, where the family will receive friends until 3 p.m. when the memorial service which begins. There will be no graveside services. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to either College Church of the Nazarene in Olathe or Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care. To leave a special message for the family please visit our website at


Harry L. Krout, 87, Spring Hill, Kan., passed away December 19, 2014, at Olathe Hospice House. Visitation from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 23, at Bruce Funeral Home, 712 S. Webster, Spring Hill, (913) 592- 2244. Private graveside service at Spring Hill Cemetery. Memorials to Olathe Hospice House. Condolences at Bruce Funeral Home, Funerals - Cremations - Monuments - Pre-planning, 913-856-7111, 913-592-2244,


NEVA CATHERINE CLARKSON Neva C. Clarkson, 53, Olathe, Kan., passed away Dec. 17, 2014. Visitation 10 a.m., service at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 22, Bruce Funeral Home, Spring Hill, Kan., (913) 592-2244. Cremation following service.


EVELYN MAXINE ARMITAGE Evelyn Maxine Armitage, 84, passed away December 6, 2014. Visitation was held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, at Penwell- Gabel Olathe Chapel. The funeral service was held at 10 a.m. Friday, at the funeral home. To view the full obituary, please visit our website at


Barbara Ann Melton, Olathe, KS. died Dec. 4th. Family & friends who wish to remember her may do so on Sat. Dec. 13. 10-12noon. 12135 Blackbob Rd. Apt. #107. Olathe, KS. Inurnment in Monticello Union Cem. McGilley and Frye Funeral Home, 105 E Loula St, Olathe, KS 66061, 913-782-0582


David Scott McCormack, 64, Midvale, Utah, passed away December 1st, 2014. A 1968, 17 year old, graduate of Olathe North High School, where he excelled in gymnastics, winning numerous medals. He also attended 2 years at Pittsburg State College, Pittsburg, Kansas. He was a cabinet maker. Survivors are: son Conan; parents, W.L. (Lee) and Betty; brothers, Rick, Casper, Wyoming, Barry/Connie, Grand Junction, Colorado, and Dennis/Dustine, Salt Lake City, Utah; several nephews and nieces. At his request, there will be no service.


JOSEPH LEROY WELDIN Joseph Leroy Weldin, 75, Olathe, KS passed November 11, 2014. Memorial Service 11 a.m., Sat, Nov. 15 at Community Covenant Church, 15700 W. 87th St. Pkwy., Lenexa. Joe was cremated according to his wishes. McGilley and Frye Funeral Home, 105 E Loula St, Olathe, KS 66061, 913-782-0582

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