Thursday, April 24, 2014

Edna M. Timmons, 94, Spring Hill, passed away March 24, 2014. Visitation 10 a.m., service 11 a.m. Saturday, March 29, at Bruce Funeral Home, Spring Hill, (913) 592-2244. Burial in Spring Hill Cemetery.


Helen "Cloris" (Knoche) Harris, 77, died Feb. 3, 2014. Services were Feb 4, 2014. She was laid to rest beside her husband, Harley Harris, at the Chongon General Cemetery, Chongon, Guayaquil.


Diane Elizabeth (Giles) Lang, 75, passed away March 13, 2014, at home in Olathe, Kan. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, March 24, at First Baptist Church of Olathe, 2024 E. 151st, St., Olathe, where the family will receive friends at 9:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Hospice of Olathe Medical Center, or the Clockwinder's Optimists Club. To leave a message for the family, please visit Diane was born Sept. 5, 1938, to Reuben and Selma Giles in Boiling Springs, South Carolina. She graduated from Winthrop College with her degree in education in 1960, and then accepted her first teaching position in Geraldine, Mont., where she met her husband, Donald L. Lang. Diane later went on to earn her Master's degree, as well, from Winthrop College. Don and Diane relocated to the Olathe area in 1963, and she began teaching full-time in the Olathe School District in 1969. Diane retired in 1994 after more than 30 years of teaching. She enjoyed volunteering with Hospice of Olathe Medical Center, and also participated in Clockwinder's Optimists Club. Surviving are sons, Keith (Mary) Lang, and David Lang, her grandchildren, Amee (Tony) Pacheco, Andrew and Max Pacheco, and Joshua (Stephanie) Bagshaw, and their mother, Jackie Lang. Also surviving are brother, Winston Giles and sister, Sandra Crist, and sisters-in-law, Doris Layton and Doris Giles. She was preceded in death by her husband, and an older brother and sister.


Maxwell J. Wilcomb, Jr., 90, Lee's Summit, Mo., passed away Mar. 15, 2014. He was born Nov. 28, 1923, in Missoula, Mont. He is survived by daughter, Kay Munoz, son, David Wilcomb, and grandson, Ben Munoz. No services. Arr.: Langsford Funeral Home, 115 SW Third St., Lee's Summit, MO 64063 (816) 524-3700.


Kenneth "Kenny" Allen Briscoe, 73, Gardner, died March 6, 2014. Cremation. Memorial service 11:30 am Sat., March 15, Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, KS. Visitation 10 am before the service at the funeral home.


Sidney "Sid" Sue Goffoy, 78, of Belton, MO, passed away unexpectedly March 5, 2014 at St. Joseph Medical Center, Kansas City, Mo. She is survived by her loving husband of 28 years, Arman Goffoy, sons, Robert J. Applebaugh of Wichita, Bradley D. Applebaugh and wife, Cindy, of Overland Park, Todd Goffoy and wife, Missy, of Belton, MO and daughter, Kim Muir and husband, Gordy, of Gilby, ND. Grand-children Matt, Melissa, Lindsay, Kel-sey, Andrea, David, Brian, Emily, AJ, Grant and Mason. Great Grandchildren Ethan, Rylan, Paxton, Rowan, Kenlie, Carson, Delaney, Colby, Aiden, Talon, Annabelle and one expected in September. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Danita Applebaugh and grandson, Ryan Applebaugh. Services will be held at Penwell Gabel Funeral Home, 14275 Blackbob Rd. Olathe, KS Sat-urday, March 8, 2014. Visitation begins at 9:30 am, followed by the Memorial Service at 10 am. Sid was born in Olathe, KS and remained in the area her entire life. She graduated from Olathe High School in 1953 and was a young church member with her grandmother, Mamie Norris, a master of cooking who taught Sid so much about baking. No family visit was complete with-out Sid's assorted baked goods in hand. She had multiple occupations, her proudest being an LPN and serving in an Olathe Nursing home. Her favorite occupation, however, was Mother and Grandmother. There was not a baseball, football, soccer game she would not attend. She was the 'glue' of the family, uniting grandkids and great grand-kids at every opportunity. Sid and Arman love to travel, from several trips to Hawaii and Florida, to annual trips to Las Vegas, Lake of the Ozarks and South Texas. She also enjoyed her movies, Old Settler's in Olathe, giving "Weiner Dog Cards" for every occasion, and cooking for her husband, Arman. Left here to watch over Arman is her favorite child of 4 legs, Holly, her dachshund, who brought her so much joy. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to Dreams Work, Inc. 11217 Strang Line Rd. Lenexa, KS 66215. To leave a message for the family, please visit


Richard Damon Maloney, 68, Gard- ner, KS passed Feb 22, 2014. Grave- side 11am Mar 3, Paola Cemetery, Paola, KS. Visitation: 5:00 – 7:00 pm Sun, Mar 2, 2014 at Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner (913) 856-7111.


Jerad Lee Bickford, 24, Olathe, Kan., died February 19, 2014. Visitation 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Olathe. Funeral Mass 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 24, at the church. To leave a message for the family, please visit


Shirley B. Kerfes, 78, of Kansas City, KS passed away Feb. 17, 2014. A visitation will be held Friday, Feb. 21stfrom 5 to 7 pm at the Amos Family Funeral Home. The funeral service will be 10 am Saturday, Feb. 22nd, also at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Pleasant View Cemetery. Shirley was born Jan. 30, 1936 to Ted and Clara Kling. She grew up in Kansas City, KS and graduated from Wyandotte High School in 1954. She was united in marriage to Gary Kerfes, Sr. on Nov. 5, 1954. He preceded her in death. Shirley is survived by her daughter Sharon Quer and husband Geoffrey, her son Gary Kerfes, Jr. and his wife Debbie, grandchildren; Meghan Boehm, Kyle Kerfes, Justin Quer, Tanner Kerfes, and three great-grandchildren. Condolences may be left at (Amos Family Funeral Home and Crematory 913- 631-5566) The Amos Family Funeral Home, Crematory, Chapels. 913-631-5566


Charles "Chuck" Franklin Lay, 81, Gardner passed February 11, 2014. Visitation 6-8pm Feb 17, Service 10am Feb 18, Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, KS (913) 856-7111.

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