Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Obituaries
ROSEMARY WOLFF PIERRON

osemary Wolff Pierron of Olathe, died July 18, 2015, surrounded by family at the Good Samaritan Nursing Center. Rosary will be at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, with visitation to follow until 8 p.m. at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 16000 W. 143rd St., Olathe. Funeral Mass will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 21, also at the church. Rosemary will be interred at Resurrection Cemetery, 8321 Quivira Road, Lenexa, Kan., next to her beloved husband, Dr. G. Joseph Pierron. Born Nov. 10, 1925, in Everest, Kan., Rosemary attended Highland Community College and, subsequently, the University of Kansas, where she met pre-medical student Joe Pierron. Rosemary and Joe were married June 29, 1946, in Kansas City, Mo., at St. Stephen's Catholic Church. Upon Joe's graduation from the University of Kansas Medical School the couple returned to the Kansas City area and settled in Olathe, where Joe joined Dr. C.W. Jones in General Practice. Rosemary and Joe would later spend several years touring Europe during Joe's enlistment in the U.S. Army. Rosemary was an enthusiastic member of St. Paul's Catholic Church and Grade School, Olathe, where she was a room mother for nearly 20 years. She was active in the church's Altar Society and Parent Teacher Organization. She belonged to the Chrysantas Club and Culture Club in Olathe and served as a volunteer for the Olathe Red Cross and Olathe Medical Center. She was a Republican Party precinct committeewoman and precinct election judge. Rosemary was preceded in death by her husband's passing in 1985, as well as the untimely death of her daughter-in-law, Amy Pierron. Surviving her are her nine children, George Joseph Pierron, Jr., and wife Diana, Lawrence; Michael Pierron and wife Ardis, Spring Hill; Donald Pierron and wife Judy, Frisco, Texas; Dr. Mary Lou Pierron, Needham, Mass; Thomas Pierron of Houston, Texas; Dr. Kathy Chartrand, Olathe; David Chartrand, son-in-law, Olathe; Richard Pierron and Lori Winningham, Olathe; Patricia Beavin and husband Bill, Webster Groves, Missouri; Nancy Reynolds and husband Eric, Overland Park; 12 grandchildren, Sam, Abby, Dan, Alex, Teddy, Tim, Max, Matthew, Ava, Rose, Laura, Matthew and four great- grandchildren, Charlie; Amy, Ari, and Autumn Grace. She also is survived by sister, Fern Nettleton, Lawrence, Kan., and two sisters-in-law, Maxine Pierron, Kansas City, Mo.; and Dee Williams, Colorado Springs, Colo. Many nieces and nephews also grieve Rosemary's passing. The family thanks Dr. James Ruhlen, the Good Samaritan Nursing Center and Olathe Hospice for their loving care. Special thanks to Ms. Connie Riggs, Rosemary's caregiver and close friend of 40 years. The family requests donations to the Good Samaritan Center of Olathe and Olathe Hospice. To leave a special message for the family please visit www.PenwellGabelOlathe.com

SAMUEL HERBERT LENNOX

Samuel Herbert Lennox, 72, passed away on June 26, 2015 in Olathe, Kan. He was born on November 25, 1942 to Samuel and Pearl (Barker) (Lennox) Fitzgerald in Munising, MI. A belief of God, family, and country brought to him the quiet, loving, laughing man that all who knew and met him steps away with an immediate positive memory. Samuel is survived by his loving wife Margaret Louise (Wise) Lennox; children Susan Renae (Lennox) (Gillam) Quick married to James Eugene Quick, Samuel Herbert Lennox III; grandchildren Jesse Adam, Lyndsay Kate, Ashleigh Jordan, and Zachary Lee Gillam. He was preceded in death by his parents Samuel Herbert Lennox and Pearl Fitzgerald; step-father Eugene Fitzgerald; and sister Marjory Loraine (Lennox) Lee. The family will receive guests for a visitation on July 18, 2015 from 10:00 - 11:00 AM at Curtis Baptist Church in Curtis, MI. Followed by a funeral service at 11:00 AM. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Curtis, MI.

DANIEL PAUL WICKOREN

Daniel Paul Wickoren, 43 of Olathe, passed away June 20, 2015. He was born Aug. 20, 1971, to Dean and Marjorie Wickoren in St. Paul, Minn. Daniel is survived by his loving parents Dean and Marjorie, the love of his life, Renee Victoria, his beloved children, Nathaniel Dean, Jacob Paul and Sarah Rose. He is also survived by his cherished stepson, Matthew as well as his beloved stepchildren, Samantha and Jesse. He has five brothers, Mark, Joel, Martin, Richard and Eric as well as two sisters, Aida and Carmen, and his dedicated dog, Spencer. Services to honor this wonderful man were held Friday, June 26. To view the full obituary, please visit www.PenwellGabelOlathe.com.

J. WALLACE "WALLY" GREEN

J. Wallace "Wally" Green was born to Olive McVay Green and Lionel L. Green on January 5, 1937, in Kansas City, Mo. Wally passed away June 10, 2015, in Lee's Summit, Mo. He is preceded in death by his wife of 38 years, Carol, and his brother, Jim. He is survived by his daughter, Mary Schnebly of Eudora, Kan., and his sister, Gail.

SHIRLEY A. MESSERSCHMIDT

Shirley Ann Messerschmidt, 71, of Gardner, KS died May 26, 2015. Visitation: 2-4 pm, May 31 at McGilley & Frye FH, 105 E. Loula St., Olathe, KS. Service 10 am, June 1 at the funeral home with burial in Olathe Memorial Cemetary. McGilley & Frye Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Dignity Memorial.

IRENE ELAINE KURTZ

Irene Kurtz, passed away May 13, 2015. Private family graveside at Gardner Cemetery. Arrangements: Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, KS (913) 856-7111.

PATRICIA ANN "MURPH" MURPHY

Patricia Ann "Murph" Murphy, 84, Olathe, Kan., passed away Wednesday, May 6, 2015. She was born July 18, 1930, in Lincoln, Neb., the daughter of Frank and Bessie Whitlow McKay. She graduated from Lincoln High School. She worked in the hotel industry for over 30 years, the majority managing the Olathe Holiday Inn. She never knew a stranger and made friends with everyone she met. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Jerry Custer and Patrick Murphy and son, Michael Custer. She is survived by her daughter, Sheri Custer, dog Roscoe and cat Magic. Sheri wishes to thank Good Samaritan and Olathe Hospice for the kind care given to her mother during her illness. A gathering of friends and family to celebrate the life of "Murph" will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, July 5, at the Overland Park Arboretum-Pavilion. Contributions are suggested to Wayside Waifs or Good Samaritan. Online condolences at www.schneiderfunerals.com

LEROY H. WYCOFF, JR

LeRoy Hayse Wycoff, Jr., 70, Spring Hill, passed May 12. Services: Visitation: 6 - 8pm Fri, May 15, 2015, Funeral: 11:00 am Sat, May 16, 2015 at Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, 913- 856-7111. Burial De Soto Cemetery.

HARRY EDWARD LACERTE

Harry Edward LaCerte, 85, Olathe passed April 29, 2015. Harry will be cremated according to his wishes. Memorial service 4pm May 9, McGilley & Frye F.H. 105 E. Loula St. Olathe, KS. Private Burial McGilley & Frye Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Dignity Memorial.

NANCY SHIPMAN-BROWN

Nancy Shipman-Brown, 85, of Olathe, KS, died Dec. 14, 2014. Mother of Carol Burnett, Nancy Whitt, Connie Gallentine, and William Shipman. Services were private.

WOODROW W. WILLIAMS

Woodrow W. Williams "Woody," 84, Osawatomie, Kan., passed away March 25, 2015. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 2, at Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens, 13901 Blackbob Ave., Olathe, Kan. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to American Heart Association, www.heart.org. Fond memories and condolences for the family may be left at www.johnsoncountychapel.com Woody was born Sept. 27, 1930, in Douglas County, Mo. He was married to Luella Rausch on Oct. 27, 1951. Woody retired from the Johnson County Roads and Bridges after 26 years. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 63 years, LuElla. He was preceded in passing by his parents, Harrison and Rosa (Simpson) Williams; brothers, Lonnie Williams, Cecil Williams, Leo Williams, William Williams and Wallace Williams; and sisters, Louise Hayes and Beulah Robison. Arr.: Johnson County Funeral Chapel, (913) 451-1860. Johnson County Funeral Chapel, 913-451-1860, www.johnsoncountychapel.com

DEBRA LYNN SCHLEIF

Debra Lynn Schleif, 57, passed March 22, 2015 at her home in Olathe. Graveside Service 1:00 pm Thur, Mar 26, 2015, at Memorial Park Cemetery, Hutchinson, KS. Arr: Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner 913-856-7111.

DORIS JOHNSON LANE

Doris Johnson Lane, 105, of Olathe, Kan., passed March 24, 2015. Visit. 10 to 11 a.m., service 11 a.m. Monday, March 30, at Grace United Methodist Church, 11485 Ridgeview Rd., Olathe. Burial Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens. McGilley & Frye Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Dignity Memorial.

KIRK MCLELLAN DODGE

Kirk McLellan Dodge, 84, of Des Peres, Mo., formerly Overland Park and Gardner, died Feb. 20, 2015. Visit. 10 a.m., memorial service 11 am Sat, April 4, Bruce FH, Gardner, (913) 856-7111. Private family interment.

NORMA L. TAYLOR MEREDITH

Norma L. Taylor Meredith, age 82 of Wellsville, KS passed away Wednesday, April 29th, 2015 at the Wellsville Retirement Community. Funeral services will be 3 PM, Sunday, May 3, 2015 at the Wellsville Baptist Church. Visitation will be 6- 8PM, Saturday evening at Wilson's Funeral Home. Interment will follow services in the Wellsville Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be ade to Vitas Care or the Wellsville Library in care of Wilson's, PO Box 486, Wellsville, KS 66092. Norma L. Taylor Meredith was born June 19, 1932 near Keeleville, Kansas the daughter of Leslie Elmer and Fern Pauline (Harrington) Smith. She attended Morrow and Stoney grade schools near Columbus and graduated from Cherokee County Community High School in 1949. On February 4, 1951, she married Carl R. Taylor, and to this union, two sons were born. They later divorced. Norma was a stenographer and held several positions in Olathe, including being the first Deputy Election Commissioner for Johnson County. In 1982, she took a position with North Supply in Gardner and after several years became the Marketing Communications Department secretary. She retired from there in January of 1992. She had been in Wellsville since 1970. She was a member of the Wellsville Baptist Church where she organized the Girls Guild program, was church clerk, and served as the church wedding coordinator for over 16 years. On September 19, 1998, Norma married George W. Meredith. He preceded her in death. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Olathe where she was their representative for the Church Women United and also served as their Vice President. Norma enjoyed Bible study and serving on the mission committee. Norma is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Ken and Sue Taylor of Wellsville; son and daughter-in- law, Kevin Lee and Lisa Taylor of Colorado Springs, Colorado; 4 grandchildren , Jeff (Emily) Taylor, Kyle Taylor, Ryan Taylor and Christa Taylor; 3 great-grandchildren, Nora, Landon and Hazel Taylor; and one sister, Pauline Dickens. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, two brothers, Joe Smith and Gerald Smith, and two sisters, June Edwards and Amelia Peterson

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