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Helen Marie Teague

Helen Marie Teague, 88, passed away June 22 at Black Hawk Assisted Living in Spring Hill, Kan. Helen was born December 14, 1927 in Knoxville, Tenn to Martha (Rogers) and E. B. Tolliver. She was a graduate of Elizabethton, Tenn High School and East Tenn State University. Helen was a Junior High School substitute teacher in Johnson City for 30 years. Helen married Reece Teague on June 2, 1951 in Elizabethton. She loved reading. Helen was a past member of the Civinettes. She sang in the Sweet Adelines for over 30 years, and attended the Solon Gentry Sunday School Class since 1951. She taught Sunday School classes at Munsey United Methodist Church. Helen was a very active mother and wife. She will be dearly missed. She was preceded in death by her husband Reece, her parents, and her brother Bill Tolliver. Helen is survived by her daughters Debbie Teague Jeffries and husband Bill of Spring Hill, Kan, and Susan Teague Wiley of Cartersville, Ga; sister-in-law Juanita Tolliver, three granddaughters, Melissa Jordan of Cartersville, Aubry Madison and Ashley Peterson of Spring Hill, and grandson Scott Barclay of Spring Hill; five great grandchildren; and special friend Leunah Tipton of Elizabethton. . Funeral Service was June 27at the Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church, Johnson City, Tenn. Visitation was before the service at the church. Burial at Monte Vista Burial Park, Johnson City,...

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Donald Dale Eastland

Donald Dale Eastland, 85, of Gardner, Kan, passed away June 19, 2016. Dale was born Jan. 5, 1931, in Olathe to Allen Morris and Ruby Blanche (Dunham) Eastland. He married Peggy Jo Brown in Ft. Scott on Dec. 19, 1951. Dale was a life-long area resident except while serving his country in the Navy. He retired from the Navy in 1968 after 22 years of service. Dale was a union laborer for Local #1290 in Kansas City, Kan; retiring in 1989. He was a 48 year member and past Commander of the LeRoy Hill Post #19 American Legion in Gardner. Dale loved to play “Texas Holdem” and enjoyed spending time with his family. He will be dearly missed by family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Peggy, in 2012; brothers: “Shorty” Francis Eastland, Morris Eastland and Harold Eastland. Dale is survived by daughters: Kay Sneed (Charlie), Lawrence, Kan., Nancy Bickley (Walt), Gardner and Brenda Davis (Eric Haney), Edgerton; sisters: Irene Peer, Gardner, Nadine Paulsen, Olathe, and Sue Pickell (Don), Las Vegas, Nev.; eight grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. Funeral service 10 a.m. June 24, 2016, at Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, (913) 856-7111. Burial follows at Gardner Cemetery with military honors. Visitation 6-8 p.m. June 23, 2016, also at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to American Legion LeRoy Hill Post #19 or Crossroads...

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Peggy A. Elliott

Peggy A. Elliott, 83, of Gardner passed away June 20 at Overland Park Regional Hospital. Peggy was born June 17, 1933, in Fort Scott. She was the daughter of Herman P. and Alice E. (Cowan) Ramsey. She lived with her family on a farm near Uniontown, Kan., most of her childhood. She graduated from Uniontown High School. Later she graduated from Central Missouri State University and, still later from the University of Kansas, School of Law. Peggy married Frank E. Elliott May 20, 1962. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Frank, in 2005. Survivors include: daughters, Janet L. Highfill and husband Jim “Spark” of Edgerton, Kan., Jane L. Rankin of Shoreline, Wash., son Jeff E. Elliott of Gardner, and daughter in law Jennifer L. Elliott of Gardner; ten grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and a sister, Cathleen Prescott of Corona, Calif. She taught elementary grades in schools in California, Kansas and Missouri prior to entering law school. She subsequently was in private practice a short time and then worked in the Shawnee County Kansas District Court Trustee’s office, and in the Johnson County Kansas District Court Trustee’s office where Peggy was appointed the Court Trustee. She was active in the Topeka Civitan Club, the national, state, and local Child Support Enforcement organizations and in Olathe Children’s Initiatives. Peggy was a member of the Uniontown Missionary Baptist Church...

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Gary Micheal Chadwick

Gary Micheal ChadwickGary Micheal Chadwick, 57, of Claremore, Okla., resident, passed away Wednesday, June 15. Gary was born Jan. 23, 1959, in Gardner to Lonnie Everett and Robinette Chadwick. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Gene Chadwick. Gary is survived by wife Cindy (Seifert) Chadwick; son Aaron and wife Hannah Chadwick of Belton, Mo; daughters Sara and husband David Waters of Verdigris, Okla., and Jessica Chadwick and fiancé Nic Williams of Owasso, Okla.; brothers Larry Chadwick, Sr. of Olathe, Jerry Chadwick of Spring Hill, Terry Chadwick of Nevada, Mo; sisters Kaye Chadwick of Paola, Kan., Connie Chadwick of Spring Hill, and Elaine Miller of Appleton, Kan.; grandsons Hunter Waters, and Aaron (AJ) Chadwick, Jr.; granddaughter’s Adalyn Waters and Gracelyn Waters. Services were June 18, at Rose Hill Church in Dewey, Okla. Services were also held June 21, at Bruce Funeral Home in Spring Hill, (913) 592-2244. A celebration of Gary’s life was held following services. Pastor Orville Moody officiated both...

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Clarence “Paul” Thomas

Clarence “Paul” Thomas, 85, Gardner, passed away June 9 at Olathe Medical Center. Paul was born July 26, 1930, in Bloomfield, Mo., to William Harvey and Ruby (Elmore) Thomas. He grew up in Argentine, Kan., where his family farmed, then Paul moved to Kansas City, Kan., where he spent most of his life and later followed family to Gardner. Paul married Joanne L. Hammons on Aug 21, 1952, in Arkansas. He was a retired painter and maintenance worker at Providence St. Margaret’s Hospital, Kansas City, Kan. Paul was a member of the Painter’s District Council #3. He was a member of Stony Point Christian Church, Kansas City, Kan., Masonic Lodge, Kansas City, Kan., and Optimist Club, Kingman, Kan. He loved playing cards, gardening and spending time with his grandchildren. Paul will be dearly missed by family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Joanne, in 2008; daughter, Kathy Lyn Woodson in 2003; siblings: Lucille, Charles, John, Lester, William, Estel, Barb and Anna Faye. Paul is survived by son, Keith and wife Rebecca Thomas, Gardner; six grandchildren: Jason, Laurie, Abigail, Gracie, Hanna and Riley; four great-grandchildren: Christian, Peyton, Haviland and Benjamin; brother-in-laws, Bob Shirley and Roscoe Davis; sister-in-laws: Carol Thomas and Mary Thomas and son-in-law, Tom Woodson. Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. June 25, 2016, at Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, (913) 856-7111. Private...

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Police Report

Gardner Police Daily Activity Report for: 06/10/2016 – 6/17/16 06/10/2016 08:15:53 TRAFFIC STOP KILL CREEK RD/W 172ND ST 06/10/2016 08:21:32 SELF BUSINESS 100 BLOCK OF S ELM ST 06/10/2016 08:38:04 TRAFFIC STOP 600 BLOCK OF E MADISON ST 06/10/2016 09:05:02 MEDICAL LIFE 18400 BLOCK OF ELM ST 06/10/2016 10:14:59 TRAFFIC STOP E PARMA WAY/N MOONLIGHT RD 06/10/2016 10:29:04 BUSINESS 700 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 06/10/2016 11:14:22 ANIMAL PICKUP 400 BLOCK OF W APACHEE ST 06/10/2016 11:17:29 TRAFFIC STOP N I35 HWY/GARDNER RD 06/10/2016 11:51:09 STATION 400 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 06/10/2016 12:01:47 THEFT 400 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 06/10/2016 12:53:45 MEDICAL NONLIFE 800 BLOCK OF E SADDLEWOOD ST 06/10/2016 14:19:38 SUSPICI PERSON 1700 BLOCK OF E SANTA FE ST 06/10/2016 14:46:38 FOLLOW 200 BLOCK OF N WALNUT ST 06/10/2016 15:56:51 CIVSERV 800 BLOCK OF E ROSEWOOD ST 06/10/2016 16:06:00 ACCIDENT INJURY N MOONLIGHT RD/E LINCOLN LN 06/10/2016 16:14:07 THEFT NON-PAY 18300 BLOCK OF GARDNER RD 06/10/2016 16:50:10 CIVSERV 600 BLOCK OF S EVERGREEN ST 06/10/2016 16:57:34 CIVSERV 500 BLOCK OF S WOODSON LN 06/10/2016 17:09:30 CIVSERV 29100 BLOCK OF W 186TH ST 06/10/2016 17:09:46 MEDICAL NONLIFE 800 BLOCK OF S JUNIPER TER 06/10/2016 17:12:08 ASSIST 400 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 06/10/2016 17:18:44 TELEPHON 400 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 06/10/2016 17:35:24 CIVSERV 200 BLOCK OF ASPEN LN 06/10/2016 17:49:57 CIVSERV 200 BLOCK OF E WESTHOFF...

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Clarence “Paul” Thomas

Clarence “Paul” Thomas, 85, of Gardner, Kan. passed away June 9 at Olathe Medical Center. Paul was born July 26, 1930 in Bloomfield, Mo to William Harvey and Ruby (Elmore) Thomas. He grew up in Argentine, Kan where his family farmed, then Paul moved to Kansas City, Kan where he spent most of his life and later followed family to Gardner. Paul married Joanne L. Hammons on Aug 21, 1952 in Arkansas. He was a retired painter and maintenance worker at Providence St. Margaret’s Hospital, Kansas City, Kan. Paul was a member of the Painter’s District Council #3. He was a member of Stony Point Christian Church, Kansas City, Kan, Masonic Lodge, Kansas City, Kan, and Optimist Club, Kingman, Kan. He loved playing cards, gardening and spending time with his grandchildren. Paul will be dearly missed by family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Joanne, in 2008; daughter, Kathy Lyn Woodson in 2003; siblings: Lucille, Charles, John, Lester, William, Estel, Barb and Anna Faye. Paul is survived by son, Keith and wife Rebecca Thomas, Gardner, Kan; six grandchildren: Jason, Laurie, Abigail, Gracie, Hanna and Riley; four great-grandchildren: Christian, Peyton, Haviland and Benjamin; brother-in-laws, Bob Shirley and Roscoe Davis; sister-in-laws: Carol Thomas and Mary Thomas and son-in-law, Tom Memorial service will be held at 11:00 am Sat., June 25, 2016 at Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner,...

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Stolen Property

The Johnson County, Kansas Sheriff’s Office (just south of KC) is currently investigating the theft from several construction vehicles at 7492 W. 191st Street, Stilwell, Kansas. Stolen from a vehicle at that location was a Central Electrofusion Processor, Serial Number 20136, valued at $3,000.00 This machine is used to fuse pipes together. Also stolen at the time was a DeWalt Air Compressor, Drill, and Hammer Drill (all DeWalt), a Milwaukee Sawsall and several other misc. items. The machine is kept in a small case about the size of a suitcase. Detective Brett Wilson #171 Property Crimes Unit Investigations Division Johnson County, KS. Sheriff’s Office Olathe, Kansas...

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50th Wedding Anniversary

Larry and Nancy Gretencord (Smith) will celebrate their 50th Wedding anniversary on June 11, 2016. They were married at the Holy Angels Catholic Church in Garnett. The couple have three sons: Darin and Stephanie Gretencord, Derek Gretencord and Ryan and Kelly Gretencord. They are blessed with five grandchildren. They have lived in Wellsville for 47 years. They will celebrate with family and...

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Police Report

Gardner Police Daily Activity Report for: 06/04/2016 – 6/10/16 06/03/2016 08:38:17 ANIMAL DOGBITE 600 BLOCK OF E COLLEEN DR 06/03/2016 08:48:28 TRAFFIC STOP 2000 BLOCK OF E SANTA FE ST 06/03/2016 09:01:15 LOCKOUT OTHER 600 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 06/03/2016 09:26:48 TRAFFIC STOP W 175TH ST/N I35 HWY 06/03/2016 09:40:14 TRAFFIC STOP 200 BLOCK OF S I35 HWY 06/03/2016 09:53:26 TRAFFIC SELECT W PARK ST/S OAK ST 06/03/2016 10:00:07 TRAFFIC STOP N I35 HWY/GARDNER RD 06/03/2016 10:36:01 TRAFFIC STOP N I35 HWY/GARDNER RD 06/03/2016 10:42:44 WELFARE 600 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 06/03/2016 10:53:15 ANIMAL PICKUP 31200 BLOCK OF W 172ND TER 06/03/2016 11:02:34 ANIMAL DEAD 300 BLOCK OF W MADISON ST 06/03/2016 11:04:15 ANIMAL DOGBITE 600 BLOCK OF E COLLEEN DR 06/03/2016 11:06:37 MEDICAL NONLIFE 300 BLOCK OF W MADISON ST 06/03/2016 11:20:46 SELF BUILDING 29500 BLOCK OF W 191ST ST 06/03/2016 11:28:53 TRAFFIC STOP E WARREN ST/S MOONLIGHT RD 06/03/2016 11:39:27 PROPERTY VANDAL 1100 BLOCK OF E SANTA FE ST 06/03/2016 12:06:38 CIVIL 1100 BLOCK OF E SANTA FE ST 06/03/2016 12:14:53 TRAFFIC STOP W 175TH ST/N I35 HWY 06/03/2016 12:28:55 TRAFFIC STOP 1700 BLOCK OF E SANTA FE ST 06/03/2016 12:51:46 TELEPHON 400 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 06/03/2016 13:19:05 ANIMAL PICKUP 500 BLOCK OF N EVERGREEN ST 06/03/2016 13:22:44 PHONE 31300 BLOCK OF W 174TH ST 06/03/2016 14:44:33 PHONE 31300 BLOCK OF W 174TH...

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Leroy A Chaney

Leroy A. Chaney, 47, of Kansas City, KS passed Sun. June 12, 2016. Visitation will be 3PM Fri. June 17 with funeral to follow at 4PM at Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home, Olathe Chapel. To view his obituary please visit...

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Ruth Pauline Osborn

Ruth Pauline Osborn 88, of Spring Hill, Kan passed away May 26 at Olathe Hospice House. Ruth was born Dec. 17, 1927 in Gardner, Kan to Joshua and Edna (Harding) Kingsley. She was a life-long area resident. Ruth graduated from Gardner High School in 1945. She married Robert James Osborn Oct. 6, 1951 at the First Methodist Church, Olathe, Kan. Ruth was employed as a secretary for Johnson County Title and Trust, the Gardner Presbyterian Church and Cramer Chemical. Her most recent job was as a medical transcriptionist at Olathe Hospital. Ruth enjoyed writing poems, attending the book club at Gardner Library. She liked cooking, baking pies and raising flowers. She was a “cat” person and a “doctor” to the injured little animals her boys would bring home. She will be dearly missed by family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Robert, April 22, 2016 and siblings: Ralph, Wayne, Ella, David, William, Elvin, and Edward. Ruth is survived by her sons: Robert and wife Sandy Lawless, Loveland, Colo and William and wife Paulette Osborn, Spring Hill, Kan; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She will be in state from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Tues., May 31, 2016 at Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, Kan(913) 856-7111. Graveside service and inurnment 1:00 pm Wed., June 1, 2016 Gardner Cemetery, Gardner, Kan. Memorial contributions may be made to...

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Police Report

Gardner Police Daily Activity Report for 05/14/2016 thru 05/20/2016 05/13/2016 08:35:28 ASSIST 400 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 05/13/2016 09:27:47 THEFT 400 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 05/13/2016 09:27:57 TRAFFIC STOP 300 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 05/13/2016 09:36:50 THEFT 400 BLOCK OF N WAVERLY RD 05/13/2016 09:42:12 DISTURB PENDING 500 BLOCK OF W MAIN ST 05/13/2016 10:21:00 ANIMAL LOOSE 32000 BLOCK OF W 172ND ST 05/13/2016 11:43:45 CIVSERV 200 BLOCK OF ASPEN LN 05/13/2016 11:53:35 TRAFFIC STOP 300 BLOCK OF E MADISON ST 05/13/2016 12:07:11 TRAFFIC STOP W 167TH ST/N CENTER ST 05/13/2016 12:10:16 TRAFFIC STOP E PAWNEE LN/S CENTER ST 05/13/2016 12:49:30 MEDICAL NONLIFE 1100 BLOCK OF E SANTA FE ST: @CONNESTO 05/13/2016 12:52:24 BATTERY 31800 BLOCK OF W 171ST ST 05/13/2016 12:52:32 CIVSERV 800 BLOCK OF E 167TH CT 05/13/2016 12:59:12 ASSIST 500 BLOCK OF E HAWTHORN ST 05/13/2016 13:02:19 ABAND 500 BLOCK OF E LAKOTA ST 05/13/2016 13:06:36 CIVSERV 500 BLOCK OF N MULBERRY ST 05/13/2016 13:14:37 CIVSERV 100 BLOCK OF E MADISON ST 05/13/2016 13:24:06 CIVSERV 400 BLOCK OF W CHEYENNE ST 05/13/2016 13:31:28 TRAFFIC PARK W SKYLARK CIR/N POPLAR ST 05/13/2016 13:38:47 FOLLOW 400 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 05/13/2016 13:40:14 CIVSERV 30100 BLOCK OF W 187TH ST 05/13/2016 13:56:07 CIVSERV 800 BLOCK OF E ROSEWOOD ST 05/13/2016 14:05:19 MEDICAL LIFE 32500 BLOCK OF W 172ND ST 05/13/2016 14:17:54 TRAFFIC STOP US56 HWY/N...

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GFWC Athena Club of Gardner Fundraiser

Beginning May 23, and ending July 7, 2016, the GFWC Athena Club of Gardner is partnering with a local food delivery company,to raise funds for their sponsorship of a multitude of community activities. GFWC Athena of Gardner is a proud supporter of GEHS scholarships, GEHS Project Graduation, Safe Home for women and children, Ronald McDonald House, the Gardner Historical and Edgerton Community Museums, Johnson County Christmas Bureau, community improvement programs, veterans and military, as well as GEHS student involvement in citizenship, crafts, arts, and music talents. These are but a few of the benefits GFWC Athena brings to the community and you can help, too! How to Participate: Use CAMPAIGN # 27042 when you order 1. Call 1-855-870-7208 and place your order by phone, or 2. Visit Schwans-Cares.com and place your order on-line. Shipping is FREE for orders over $50. Orders $49.99 and less have a $1.75 shipping...

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Jessie Jane Breitenstein

Jessie Jane Breitenstein, 96, of Wellsville, Kan, formerly of Gardner, passed away May 19 at Wellsville Retirement Community Jessie was born June 23, 1919 in Oklahoma City, Okla to Russell and Ethel (Herrod) Utz. She grew up in Kansas City, Kan and Topeka and then graduated from Wyandotte High School in Kansas City. Jessie married Alfred L. Breitenstein December 30, 1939 in Kansas City, Kan. She moved to Gardner Lake in 1978. She worked as a bookkeeper in Kansas City, Kan with her sister. Jessie did a lot of hand work, such as knitting and crocheting. She was a member of the Divine Mercy Parish and Friday Friends in Gardner. She will be dearly missed by family and friends. Jessie was preceded in death by her parents; husband Alfred in 1977 and siblings: Pauline Saxon, Naomi Signago and Emma Jean Shindler. She is survived by her children: Alfred Jr. and Sheila Breitenstein of Gardner, Kan, Nancy and Bill Sirridge of Basehor, Kan, Russell and Doris Breitenstein of Bentonville, Ark, Jane and Bob Wyckoff of Gardner, Kan and Francie and Bill Locke of Gardner, Kan; 16 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 am Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at Divine Mercy Catholic Church, 555 W Main, Gardner, Kan 66030. Burial 2:00 pm at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery, Lenexa, Kan. Visitation 9:30 am before the service...

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History of a Family in Bits and Pieces

BY Joan Dorsey Last week was the city wide garage sale. Depending on your age, it means different things to different folks. Under 30 is usually, drag it out of the garage or bedroom and throw it on the drive way. Buy sell or trade. 40-50 you get rid of your children’s stuff as they are leaving home (hopefully). 60 and up is a different crowd. You are trying to downsize, determine which is a family item or just an item or trash. I watched my father-in –law and my sister-in-law plow through lots of family items. Some were collectibles from the 70’s some were items needed by a family for everyday living. A number of them were hobby items for past times that had been popular here and there. While my mother could sew and create with cloth, my mother-in-law could do it all. Crochet, tole painting, ceramics, quilting, cake decorating and the list goes on. She has amazing talents. I would get so inspired by them I would head home and dig out one of my storage tubs to take stock of my saved stuff. Garage sale preps are usually filled with motion but the quiet moments occur. A box is opened to reveal letters written by a person now deceased. Birthday cards with handwriting that will never be signed by loved ones again. A heartfelt note...

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