Friday, February 24, 2017

Barbara Savage, Olathe, passed Oct. 8, 2015. Mass 1:30 pm Oct. 14, 2015 Divine Mercy Catholic Church, Gardner, KS. Burial St. Columbia Catholic Cemetery. Arr: Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner (913) 856-7111.


Brenda J. Boehm died Oct. 11, 2015. Visit. 5-8 p.m. vigil prayer 5 p.m., Rosary 8 p.m. Thurs., Mass 10 a.m. Fri., Oct. 16, all at St. Paul CC, Olathe. Burial St. John Catholic Cem., Lenexa. Arr.: Bruce FH, Gardner, KS (913) 856-7111


Jerlene E. Blue, 79, of Olathe, passed away October 15, 2015, at Olathe Medical Center. She was born on Sept. 15, 1936, to Virgil and Elda Faught in Wild Cherry, Ark. Jerlene is survived by her loving husband, Bob; children, Jerrianne Crawford, Mendy Crawford, Dana L. Vavricek; mother, Elda Faught; six grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by father, Virgil Faught; and brothers, Ronald Faught and Ronnie Faught. The family will receive friends for visitation 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19, at Penwell Gabel Funeral Home in Olathe. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, at Faith Baptist Church, Olathe, Kan. Burial will follow in Johnson County Memorial Gardens. To leave a message for the family, visit our website at


Anthony Mahoney, 42, Oak Grove, Mo., passed Sept. 16, 2015. Memorial service 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sat., Oct. 3, Overland Park Church of Christ, 13400 119th St., OPKS. Arr.: KC Funeral Directors, (913) 262-6310.


William Thomas Churchman was born Saturday, September 5, 2015, at 2:15 p.m. at Community Medical Center in Missoula, Mont. He visited us for only a moment before passing on, but for that moment we are forever grateful. William weighed 4 pounds 3.5 ounces and was 16 inches long. He was held, snuggled, kissed and loved upon by his mother and father, Laura and Matthew Churchman, his big sister, Ella Bea, his grandmothers, Nancy Churchman, Olathe, Kan., and Paula McNeill, Valdosta, Ga., his auntie, Ann Quirk, Missoula, and dear friend, John Herzer, Missoula. William is also survived by his grandfathers, William "Bill" Churchman III, Olathe, and Thomas "Tom" Quirk, Columbia, Mo., his grandmother, Catherine Parke Columbia, his aunts and uncles, Becky and Brian Seidler, Olathe, Alex and Lindsey Churchman, Overland Park, Kan., uncle, James Quirk, Warrensburg, Mo., great grandmothers, Bea Churchman, Olathe, Gladys Rand, Paola, Kan., and Arlevia Snyder, Florence, Ariz. He was preceded in death by his great grandfathers, William Churchman II, Floyd Rand, Richard McNeill and Ed Quirk, and great grandmother, Virginia Carter Quirk. William's life was celebrated with family and friends Wednesday, Sept. 9, on the banks of the Clark Fork River with osprey and heron gracing the sky, a precursor for the vibrant sunset that closed the evening like a swelling encore, a composition of love that William inspired. That love will continue on for our family and the many people that William's life touched. His footprints remain for us as a physical reminder of William's presence here - tiny feet that never had the chance to jump in puddles, chase wily pheasant through the tall grass, cross a trout stream, kick a soccer ball, climb a tree. . . or a mountain. In William's memory, take a moment and make your presence felt on this wild and all-too- quickly spinning planet.


George Roe, passed Sept. 14, 2015. Private family Graveside at Gardner Cemetery, Gardner, KS. Arrangements: Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, KS 913-856-7111.


Margaret Eilene Gifford, 92, passed away Aug. 25, 2015, at Cedar Lake Village, Olathe, Kan. Visitation at 10 a.m. with service at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1, at the Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, Kan., (913) 856-7111. Burial at Edgerton Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cedar Lake Village "Memory Unit." Condolences may be left at Margaret was born June 17, 1923, in Kansas City, Mo., to Edwin Percy and Edith Jane (Steele) Allen. She grew up in many Kansas towns as her father worked for Phillips Petroleum on pipelines. Margaret's family moved to Edgerton where she graduated from high school. After graduation she attended secretarial school. During WWII she worked at the Sunflower Ordinance in De Soto. She married Eugene Edwin Gifford on July 9, 1945, in Kansas City, Kan. They moved to Olathe in 1965. Margaret was the personal secretary for Johnson County Sheriff Fred Allenbrand for 19 years. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church. Margaret loved dancing, visiting with and attending her grandchildren's activities and traveled all over the United States with favorite friends, the Fosters. She was an avid KU basketball fan. Margaret will be dearly missed by family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Sarah Harbour Shultz. Margaret is survived by Gene, her loving husband of 70 years; son, Michael and wife Pamela Gifford, Olathe; daughter, Jeanne and husband Richard Staker, Kansas City, Mo.; sisters, Irene Davis, Kimberling City, Mo., and Evelyn Ellsworth, Olathe; six grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Bruce Funeral Home, Funerals - Cremations - Monuments - Pre-planning, 913-856-7111, 913-592-2244,


Charles Glen Gardiner, 80 Olathe passed August 18, 2015. Visitation 12 p.m. Funeral service 1 p.m. Aug 22, McGilley & Frye Funeral Home 105 E. Loula St. Olathe, KS. Charlie will be cremated according to his wishes. McGilley & Frye Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Dignity Memorial.


Lois Nadine Stewart, 88, of Olathe, Kan., went home to her Lord on Wednesday, August 12, 2015, at Good Samaritan Center. Lois was born Nov. 1, 1926, in Wilder, Kan., the daughter of Otis and Pearl Reed. She graduated from Olathe High School in 1944. She was employed by the Federal Aviation Administration, where she met her husband, Robert Stewart. She was always an active member of her church, most recently New Hope Presbyterian Church in Olathe. She enjoyed puzzles, board games, weekly bible study meetings and hosting family get-togethers. Lois was the dear mother of Robert Montgomery; grandmother of Robert Masterson, Sara Thompson (Sydney), Ashley Billam (Andrew), and Neal Montgomery (Emily); and great grandmother of Jordan, Jacob, Shania, Joshua, Emme, and Owen. Other survivors include her sister, Rebecca Sheeks; 10 nephews and nieces; and lifelong friend, Juanita Turner. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert, daughter, Melanie Hays; brother, Buford Reed; and two sisters, Roberta Magers and Ruby Mahaffie. Service 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 17, at Penwell Gabel Olathe Chapel. Family will receive visitors 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16, at Penwell Gabel. Memorials can be made to the food pantry at New Hope Presbyterian Church, 13310 S. Blackbob Rd., Olathe, KS 66062. To leave the family a message, visit


Chief Wilbur Lloyd "Red" Finders died July 30, 2015. Visitation, 2 pm. Service following at 3 pm Mon, Aug. 3 at Bruce FH Gardner, KS (913) 856-7111. Burial at Antioch Cemetary, Spring Hill, KS


Opal Katharine Bishop, 89, Olathe, Kan., passed away July 24, 2015. A visitation will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, at Penwell Gabel Funeral Home in Olathe followed by a memorial service at 3 p.m.


Enid Louise Boyd, 90, of Olathe, passed away July 24, 2015. She was born May 2, 1925, to Paul and Ella Blanche Acree in Meadville, Mo. On May 6, 1940, she married Raymond Boyd. They celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary in 2015. Enid was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother; a business owner; active in her church; and, an enthusiastic volunteer. Enid is survived by her loving husband, Raymond; daughters, Debra Zook and Vickie Sizemore; three grandchildren; and, seven great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Brenda Donovan. Visitation and services were held Wednesday, July 29, at First Baptist Church of Olathe. Burial took place in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens in Olathe. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the First Baptist Church of Olathe or to a charity of your choice. To leave a message for the family, visit We will miss you and love you forever.


Marvin G. Allen, 83, of Olathe, KS passed away at his home on Tuesday, July 28, 2015. Visitation will be 5:00 to 8:00 pm Friday, July 31, 2015 at Bruce Funeral Home, 712 S. Webster, Spring Hill, KS (913) 592- 2244. Funeral Services will be 1:30 pm Saturday, August 1, 2015 in the Main Sanctuary at College Church of the Nazarene, 2020 Sheridan Street, Olathe, KS. Burial will follow at Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens, Olathe, KS. Memorial contributions may be made to Pathway to Hope, Olathe, KS. Condolences may be left at Marvin was born April 6, 1932 on a farm in Miami County near Paola, KS to Eugene and Adeline Hinkle Allen. Marvin graduated from Olathe High School in 1950. He attended Kansas State Univ. for a year and returned home to start his own farming operation. He married Marie C. Jensen on June 21, 1952. Marvin owned and operated Marvin G. Allen Builders, Inc. constructing commercial buildings, offices, churches and schools. He also founded the Olathe State Bank and served as chairman of the board. Marvin is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Marie of the home; children: Annette Thurlow and Bill of Bedford, TX, Marvin Allen, Jr. and Cindy of Baldwin, KS, Karin Brownlee and Doug of Olathe, KS, Tina Allen of Olathe, KS, Debbie Kling and Jim, of Nampa, ID, and B. Doug Allen and Beth of Olathe, KS; 17 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; brother, Dale Allen and Beth of Wichita, KS; sisters: Christine Chalendar, Manhattan, KS and Lois Park and Gil, Manhattan, KS. Marvin was preceded in death by his parents; brothers: Earl, Ghormley and Floyd and infant sister, Joyce. Bruce Funeral Home, Funerals - Cremations - Monuments - Pre-planning, 913-856-7111, 913-592-2244,


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


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.

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