Sunday, April 26, 2015

Marilyn K. Parton, 70, Olathe, Kan., died Feb. 12, 2015. Visit. at 10 a.m., memorial service at 10:30 a.m. Sat., Feb. 21, at New Life Community Church, Gardner, Kan. Arr.: KC Funeral Directors, (913) 262-6310.


Terry Wayne Michael, 64, Olathe, Kan., died Feb. 17, 2015. Terry will be cremated. Memorial service 1 p.m. Sat., Feb. 28, at The Gathering Place, Charismatic Church - Assembly of God, 16515 W. 127th St., Olathe. McGilley & Frye Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Dignity Memorial. Life Well Celebrated.


Frederick Junior May, 87, Olathe, Kan., died Feb. 19, 2015. Service 10 a.m. Tues., Feb. 24, visit. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mon., Feb. 23, both at McGilley & Frye FH, Olathe. Burial Johnson County Memorial Gardens. McGilley & Frye Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Dignity Memorial. Life Well Celebrated.


Loretta Kelley passed away February 1, 2015, in Austin, Texas. She was born June 19, 1932, to Louis and Agnes Kelley in Kansas City, Kan. Loretta graduated from St. Teresa College (now Avila University, Kansas City, Mo.) with a major in Business and a minor in Education and Philosophy. Upon graduation, she taught business courses at St. Teresa's Academy and Loretta Academy. Loretta joined IBM in Kansas City in 1963 and retired from IBM in Austin in 1992. During her career in IBM, Loretta served in many positions in product and business management. While in Austin, Loretta became involved with a great passion of hers: basenji dogs. She became nationally recognized for breeding and showing them. Her last basenji, Champion Bandit (Itty) pre-deceased her by two months. On a regular basis she enjoyed meeting the "Golf Ladies." She had never played golf but she was readily accepted in the group. Loretta also had an interest in opera and would make trips to Houston for an opera weekend. Loretta was initially a member of St. Louis and later St. Theresa Roman Catholic Church where she ministered to members unable to get to church. More recently, she sang in the St. Theresa Occasional Choir. Loretta is preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Agnes Kelley and her brother, William. She is survived by an aunt, Louise Kelly of Leavenworth, Kan. She was a caring family member and friend who welcomed her family into her "Bed and Breakfast" whenever in Austin. Thanks goes to Dr. Frierson-Stroud for her companionship and professional help during the last months of her life. Other thanks go to the 7th floor staff at Seton Hospital and to Hospice Austin. Special thanks to the Monroy and Ortuno families who had been close to both her and her brother, William, since their arrival in Austin. They supported her in a variety of ways and sat with her constantly during the last few days. There will be a funeral Mass celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, at St. Theresa's Catholic Church, 4311 Small Drive, Austin, TX 78731. Interment will follow at a later date in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Kansas City, Kan. To leave condolences with the family please visit www.cook- Memorial donations may be made to St. Theresa's Academy, 5600 Main St. Kansas City, MO 64113.


Helen A. (Diers) Herrick, 83, formerly of Independence, Iowa, died February 9, 2015 at Stonehill Care Center, Dubuque, Iowa. Helen was born October 28, 1931 at Colesburg, Iowa, to William and Rose (Pottebaum) Diers. She married Robert Herrick of Independence, Iowa, on January 3, 1953, at St Patrick Catholic Church in Colesburg. He preceded her in death April 9, 2010. She is survived by her children, Roger Herrick of Cedar Rapids, Mary (Ron) Radloff of Dyersville, Dr. Michael (Mary) Herrick of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Judy (Matt) Haven of Cedarburg, Wisconsin, Dr. Patrick (Liz) Herrick of Olathe, Kansas, Anne (Dave) Tallett of Cedar Rapids, thirteen grandchildren, her first great- grandchild expected in July, her brother Charles Diers of San Ramon, California and her sister Mary (Curt) Smith of Mount Vernon. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, February 13, 2015, at St. John's Catholic Church in Independence. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery in Independence. Friends may call for visitation from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 12th, at the White Funeral Home in Independence where a Parish Rosary begins at 3 p.m. and a Vigil Service begins at 7 p.m. On line condolences may be left at


Freda Leona Yeager, 89, beloved mother, aunt and friend, passed Dec. 23, 2014. Visitation at 3:30 p.m., memorial service at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb 10, at Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, (913) 856-7111.


Maurine Tripkos, 88, De Soto, KS died Jan 25, 2015 in Lincoln, NE. Visitation 10am service 11 a.m. Jan. 30, De Soto Baptist Church. Burial De Soto Cemetery. Arr: Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, KS (913) 856-7111.


Ms. Brost of Belton, Texas, died Tuesday, January 27, 2015, in a Harker Heights nursing home. Ms. Brost was born Sept. 25, 1940, in Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of Edward Franklin Brost and Barbra Louise (Speicher) Brost. She worked as an accountant for many years. She also enjoyed selling Avon. Her hobbies included bowling and playing canasta. She was a member of Rolling Hills Presbyterian Church in Overland Park, Kan. She loved her cats. Ms. Brost was preceded in death by one son, Paul Edward Flynn. Survivors include her son, John Flynn of Belton, five grandchildren and one great grandchild. A quiet family memorial service for Maryann Brost, 74, of Belton, will be held at the family's home. Burial will be in Kansas City.


William Louis Kelley passed away on December 29, 2014 in Austin, Texas. He was born on October 6, 1938 to Louis and Agnes Kelley in Kansas City, Kansas. William attended Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI and went on to graduate from the University Of Chicago School Of Law. William also served in the National Guard. In 1972 William left his law firm in Chicago and moved to Austin to live with his sister Loretta and mother Agnes where he managed properties for his sister with whom he was very close. He was deeply involved with the Hispanic communities in Austin where he provided cultural instruction and taught ESL for over 20 years. William is preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Agnes Kelley. He is survived by his sister, Loretta Kelley and extended family. There will be a gathering for William Kelley at 9:30 a.m. prior to a Funeral Mass celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, the 17th of January 2015, St. Theresa's Catholic Church, 4311 Small Drive, Austin, Texas 78731. Interment will follow at a later date in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Kansas City, Kansas. To leave condolences with the family please visit


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

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