Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Melvyn Beiman, 82, Lee's Summit, Mo., died Wednesday, July 24, 2014, at the Village House on the campus of John Knox Village. Funeral service 1 p.m. Sunday, July 27, at The Louis Memorial Chapel, 6830 Troost Avenue. Burial will be in Elmont, NY. Kindly omit flowers; contributions are suggested to Village House at John Knox Village or the American Cancer Society. Born in Manhattan, New York City, Mel grew up in Brooklyn, New York. When he and his wife, Frances, also of Brooklyn, married they moved to New Jersey where they lived for 54 years. They moved to Lee's Summit, four years ago to be near family. Melvyn leaves his wife of 57 years, Frances; daughters: Nancy Beiman and Paula Vanderstel (Gregory); granddaughters: Christy Liebert (Heinz), Hayley Buss (Joshua); great-grandson: Asher Buss; sister: Ceil Kenigsberg (Allen); brother: Elliott Beiman (Phyllis); two nephews, two nieces and a number of cousins. Mel was a professional symphonic musician for many years, changing careers at age 47 to work as a computer programmer for AT&T. He continued playing oboe and English horn up until a few months before his death.
Condolences may be shared at Arr.: The Louis Memorial Chapel, (816) 361-5211.


Barbara Ann Cordell James, 72, of Lenexa, KS passed away August 24, 2014 at Covenant Place of Lenexa. Funeral Service will be 10:00 am Thursday, August 28, 2014 at Bruce Funeral Home, 106 S. Center, Gardner, KS 66030 (913) 856-7111. Burial will follow at Gardner Cemetery, Gardner, KS. Visitation will be 5:00 - 7:30 pm Wednesday, August 27, 2014 also at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Council of Indian Nations, a program of national relief charities, PO Box 1800, Apache, Junction, AZ 85117 or go to Condolences may be left at Barbara was born July 2, 1942 in Kansas City, MO to Vorden Dale and Rose Pauline (Wiggin) Cordell. She grew up in Gardner, graduating from Gardner High School in 1960. She married John Robert James on September 21, 1961 in Gardner, KS. They then moved to Olathe on the James' family farm. Barbara later in life went on to JCCC and received her Associate's Degree in paralegal. For seventeen years, Barbara worked as a Clerk for the Johnson County District Court as a Trustee for child support. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Olathe and the Good Sam RV Club. Barbara enjoyed being active by playing softball, bowling, playing cards and traveling. Her favorite thing to do was "eat out". Barbara also enjoyed visiting with family and friends; she was a real people person. She will be dearly missed. Barbara was preceded in death by her husband; parents, Vorden Cordell and Pauline Cordell Atwood; brother, Jerry Cordell and sister, Jeanne Porter. She is survived by her children; John Dale (Angie) James of Orlando, FL and Stacy Leigh James of Lenexa, KS and eight grandchildren. Bruce Funeral Home, Funerals - Cremations - Monuments - Pre-planning, 913-856-7111, 913-592-2244,


Daniel Elyachar, loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, passed away peacefully on July 21, 2014, at his home in New York City. Daniel's career spanned many decades in real estate development and management of commercial and residential properties in the New York metro area and Sarasota, Fla. Born Nov. 4, 1927, in Jerusalem, Israel, he was a graduate of the University of Michigan and served in WWII. He is survived by his children: David, Ann, Jonathan and wife Jodie, Matthew and wife Gloria, Adam and wife Stephanie, and Joshua; as well as 11 grandchildren and two great- grandchildren. Funeral services and shiva were held in New York City. May Daniel's memory be a blessing to his family and to the community. In lieu of flowers, please send any donations to the charity of your choice. Condolences may be left at KC Arr.: Louis Memorial Chapel, (816)


Michael Dean Biamont, 64, Independence, MO passed away Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Michael was born November 2, 1949 in Pendleton, OR the son of Thomas Joseph and Betty Lou (Grove) Biamont. He was a United States Marine Corp. Veteran serving in the Vietnam War. Michael worked for Cosentino's since 1995 as produce manager. He enjoyed collecting baseball and football cards and spending time with family. Survivors include his loving wife, Gwenevere Biamont of 30 years; sons, Bryan Aulbaugh and Tony Jones and his wife Karen; grandchildren, Taylor and Morgan Jones; twin brother, Mark Biamont and wife Jan; sisters, Debbie Custis and husband Leonard, Cheri Shea and additional nieces, nephews and family. He was preceded in death by his parents. Visitation will be from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Sunday, July 27, 2014 at Carson- Speaks Chapel; 1501 W. Lexington Ave., Independence, MO 64052. Graveside services will be at 1:00 p.m. Monday, July 28, 2014 at Missouri
State Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville, MO. Memorial contributions may be made to the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews. Online condolences may be
expressed at (Arrangements: Carson- Speaks Chapel (816) 252-7900) Carson-Speaks Funeral Home, 1501 S. Lexington Avenue, Independence, MO 64052, 816-252-7900


Robert "Bob" Hilger, 80, passed away Monday August 25, 2014 from complications of diabetes. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11AM Friday Aug. 29th at Divine Mercy Catholic Church, Gardner, KS. The family will receive friends from 6-8PM Thurs. at Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home, Olathe Chapel, where the Rosary will be said at 5:30PM. Private burial will be at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contribution to Wayside Waifs. Bob was born Nov. 15, 1933 in David City, NE to Harold and Frances Hilger. He was a Sgt. in the US Marine Corp. during the Korean War and retired from Tyson Foods in 2001 after 27 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, his beloved son Michael Robert Hilger, his sister Jane Juarez and her husband Rome, his brother in law Merlin Franzen and 3 nephews. He is survived by his wife of 56 years Sharon Hilger, their children; Susan and James Bohr, John and Yvonne Hilger, Julie and Devin Heese, and Anthony and Jennifer Hilger. 13 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister Diane Franzen. The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Aberdeen Village for their exceptional care for Bob, a special thank you to Jay for being a wonderful caregiver and true friend. To leave a special message for the family please visit


James Peter "Pete" Breitenstein, 78, KCMO, died July 24, 2014. Visit. 4-6 p.m., rosary 4 p.m. Sun., White Chapel FH, Gladstone, Mo. Mass 11 a.m. Mon., St. Charles Borromeo, 900 Shady Lane Drive, KCMO.

ROLAND REED Feb. 29, 1924 - Aug. 13, 2014

Roland Reed, 90, of Olathe, Kansas died Wednesday, August 13, 2014, at his home. He was born February 29, 1924, in Topeka, and was the son of Charles C. and Francis R. Reed. Roland was a veteran of WW II, serving his country as a fighter pilot. He graduated from Topeka High School and Washburn University. He was employed by the Santa Fe Railway for 41 years in the Accounting Department, retiring in October 1983. Roland is survived by his wife of 69 years, Julia Ann of Olathe; a son Michael J. Reed and his wife, Kristi, of Topeka; two daughters, Ann M. Reed of Topeka, and Kathleen R. Major and her husband, Mike, of Olathe; a sister, Charlene Peterson of Grapevine, Texas; eight grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Roland was a member of College Church of the Nazarene in Olathe, The Retired Employees Santa Fe Club in Topeka, and American Legion Post #153 in Olathe. Visitation will be at Penwell- Gabel Olathe Chapel on Sunday, August 17, at 2pm where the family will receive friends until the Memorial Service which begins at 3pm. Graveside services will be at Memorial Park/Penwell-Gabel Cemetery in Topeka at 11am on Monday, August 18. 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 message for the family, please visit

GLORIA GYLLBERG BOND Dec 13, 1929 - June 25, 2014

Gloria Gyllberg Bond passed away Wednesday afternoon 25 June 2014 at her residence at the Good Samaritan in Olathe after spending the morning with friends. She was laid to rest at Olathe Memorial Cemetary with the gathering of friends and family to wish her well on June 7th. Gloria was born in Pomona, California on 13 December 1929 to Audrea James of Washington State, and Martin Gyllberg of Harnos, Sweden. She was the youngest of two girls. She and her older sister Sylvia remained best friends the whole of their lives. She grew up in Pomona and attended Pomona High School and later attended Pomona Junior College where she studied to be a dental assistant. In 1949 she married Charles Bond of Burbank California, an Air Force pilot. She bore him two sons, Steven in 1952 and Timothy in 1956. She loved being the wife of an Air Force officer traveling across the county making a home for her family in cities and outposts throughout for 18 years. Their career moved them from southern and northern California, to Alabama, Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and eventually to Redondo Beach, California. In 1966 she divorced Charles and became a working single mom raising her two boys, seeing them through high school and university. She worked as the practice manager of a dental office and later for Hughes Aircraft. In 1979 she her met her life companion, Wendell, who she lived with until his death in 1991. Together, they enjoyed their retirement taking tropical vacations and ocean cruises. After Wendy passed away, she moved to Shawnee-Mission Kansas, and eventually to Olathe to be close to her Son Timothy and his family, to be the grandma to Drew and Katie, a role she loved very much. She belonged to the Episcopal Church. In Kansas she was a member of the Tabitha Foundation, and worked part-time as a elder-helper and personal assistant. In the last decade of their lives she and Charles became friends again and spoke and wrote to each other often until his death in 2010. She is remembered for her zest for life, and her generosity, her love of opera and music. She was a kind, considerate, and a caring, devoted friend and mother. Gloria was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Sylvia, and by her son Timothy. She is survived by her son Steven of Santa Cruz, CA and grand children Andrew and Kathleen of Olathe, KS, her niece Karen and grand niece Cyndi of Palm Springs, CA.


Leone M. Edmondson passed away July 9, 2014. Leone was cremated according to her wishes. Visitation 10 to 11a.m. Friday, July 18, McGilley- Frye F.H., 105 E. Loula St., Olathe, Kan. Inurnment Olathe Memorial. McGilley and Frye Funeral Home, 105 E Loula St, Olathe, KS 66061, 913-782-0582


Carl Dean "Pete" Mustain, 76, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and brother, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, July 6, 2014, at Olathe Medical Center. Pete was born Oct. 6, 1937, to William Shadrach and Ada Nichols Mustain in Dearborn, Mo. He was the youngest boy of 11 siblings. Pete graduated from Olathe High School in 1955. He married Mary Ann Pinales on April 25, 1959. They raised three children, Gloria "Dee Dee," Kevin, and Darryl in Olathe, Kan., and enjoyed celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary in 2009. Pete was a member of Blue Valley Baptist Church. Pete owned and operated Mustain Construction for 40 years. Besides his family, Pete's passion and greatest hobby has always been his love of restoring "street rods." He was a member of the American Street Rod Association, holding various leadership positions, and the National Street Rod Association, serving as state representative for 17 years. Pete was preceded in death by his parents, William and Ada Mustain, and siblings, William Jr., Lloyd, Donald, Irene, Cathy, and Laura. He is survived by wife, Mary Ann of the home, children, Dee Dee (Joe), Kevin (Kim), and Darryl (Kathy), grandchildren, Calvin (Monica), Cody (Jenna), Courtney, Megan (Chris), Toni, DJ, Hayley, Kayla (Tom), Krista, and Karson, great grandchildren, Hannah, James, Chloe, Avery, Callie, and Corie. He is also survived by sisters, Shirley Herring, Linda (Jim) Foley, Judy Pitts- Young, and Joan Mustain-Brooks, numerous nieces and nephews, extended family, and friends. The funeral service was at 10 a.m. Friday, July 11, at Blue Valley Baptist Church. To leave the family a message, please visit our website at

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