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Gardner Police Report for 12/29/2017 -01/05/2018

Gardner Police Daily Activity Report for 12/29/2017 through 01/05/2018 12/29/2017 08:25:32 FIRE 700 BLOCK OF S EVERGREEN ST 12/29/2017 08:30:52 JUVENILE RUNAWAY 1100 BLOCK OF E SANTA FE ST 12/29/2017 09:17:22 TRAFFIC STOP W 183RD ST/S CENTER ST 12/29/2017 10:10:49 TRAFFIC COMPLAIN S I35 HWY/US56 HWY 12/29/2017 10:50:48 ASSIST 400 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 12/29/2017 10:59:18 STATION 400 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 12/29/2017 11:00:33 STATION 400 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 12/29/2017 11:29:15 TRAFFIC STOP N I35 HWY/GARDNER RD 12/29/2017 11:34:30 TRAFFIC INSPECT W 175TH ST/S AGNES ST 12/29/2017 12:14:37 ACCIDENT NON S MOONLIGHT RD/E WARREN ST 12/29/2017 12:44:47 ANIMAL 400 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 12/29/2017 13:58:15 TRAFFIC INSPECT US56 HWY/N CEDAR NILES RD 12/29/2017 13:58:53 JUVENILE CINC 400 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 12/29/2017 14:01:27 ANIMAL PICKUP 100 BLOCK OF BEECH LN 12/29/2017 14:23:55 CIVSERV 400 BLOCK OF N WAVERLY RD 12/29/2017 14:26:23 ASSIST 400 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 12/29/2017 14:26:55 CIVSERV 500 BLOCK OF N POPLAR ST 12/29/2017 14:35:22 CIVSERV 100 BLOCK OF W PARK ST 12/29/2017 14:37:34 FOLLOW 300 BLOCK OF E COLLEEN DR 12/29/2017 14:39:32 CIVSERV 500 BLOCK OF S PLUM CREEK DR 12/29/2017 14:45:14 CIVSERV 29700 BLOCK OF W 188TH ST 12/29/2017 14:48:45 TRAFFIC INSPECT N CENTER ST/E SHAWNEE ST 12/29/2017 14:58:26 DRUGS 200 BLOCK OF N EVERGREEN ST 12/29/2017 14:58:53 FOLLOW 400 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 12/29/2017 15:18:51...

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Esther M. Poe- Cox- Spano

Esther Spano 87, of Edgerton, Kan. Passed away on Jan. 01,2018 surrounded by her children. Esther was born in the Rosedale area of Wyandotte. Co. Kan in 1930. She was #8 of 10 kids. She was married and widowed twice, leaving her to raise her 3 kids alone. She was the Best Waitress at many places over the years; including The Trails Café, in Gardner, Kan. Family was of foremost Importance to her and loved having them all around as much as possible. She is survived by: daughter Vicki and Joe Stauch of Roach, Mo.; son James and Theresa Cox, Jr. of the home; daughter Tamara and Steve O’neil of Edwards, Mo. ; and the many loves of her life: Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren, Great~Great Grandchild. and Many Extended Family and Friends. Esther was preceded in death by her Parents; Two Husbands; 3 Sisters; 5 Brothers; and her Dog Annie. Funeral services were at Maple Hill cemetery, Shawnee, Kan. Jan.05,2018 Condolences may be left at:...

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Police Reports 12-22 to 12-29-2017

Gardner Police Daily Activity Report for 12/22/2017 through 12/29/2017 12/22/2017 09:09:40 TRAFFIC STOP / 12/22/2017 09:12:24 CIVSERV 1100 BLOCK OF E SANTA FE ST 12/22/2017 09:19:09 CIVSERV 1100 BLOCK OF E SANTA FE ST 12/22/2017 09:20:12 HARASS 300 BLOCK OF N EVERGREEN ST 12/22/2017 09:21:39 CIVSERV 1100 BLOCK OF E SANTA FE ST 12/22/2017 09:25:22 TRAFFIC STOP 200 BLOCK OF N I35 HWY 12/22/2017 09:25:32 CIVSERV 800 BLOCK OF E ROSEWOOD ST 12/22/2017 09:30:23 CIVSERV 900 BLOCK OF E WILDCAT RUN ST 12/22/2017 09:34:39 CIVSERV 18400 BLOCK OF SPRUCE ST 12/22/2017 09:42:54 CIVSERV 18500 BLOCK OF ELM ST 12/22/2017 09:43:59 TRAFFIC STOP N I35 HWY/GARDNER RD 12/22/2017 09:46:13 CIVSERV 200 BLOCK OF E PEACH TREE LN 12/22/2017 09:58:54 CIVSERV 500 BLOCK OF N POPLAR ST 12/22/2017 10:05:26 CIVSERV 300 BLOCK OF W MCKINLEY LN 12/22/2017 10:10:17 CIVSERV 300 BLOCK OF N PINE ST 12/22/2017 10:14:58 CIVSERV 800 BLOCK OF N COTTONWOOD ST 12/22/2017 10:21:21 CIVSERV 16400 BLOCK OF BLAIR ST 12/22/2017 10:24:59 CIVSERV 800 BLOCK OF E 167TH CT 12/22/2017 10:29:30 CIVSERV 700 BLOCK OF N MCCAFFREE CIR 12/22/2017 10:29:33 TRAFFIC STOP W 175TH ST/CLARE RD 12/22/2017 10:32:30 CIVSERV 700 BLOCK OF E LINCOLN LN 12/22/2017 10:40:24 CIVSERV 400 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 12/22/2017 10:48:52 TRAFFIC STOP W 191ST ST/MONTROSE ST 12/22/2017 10:55:07 FOLLOW 1500 BLOCK OF ROLAND AVE 12/22/2017 11:41:21 FOLLOW 400 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST...

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Police Report 12-15 to 12-22 2017

Gardner Police Daily Activity Report for 12/15/2017 through 12/22/2017 12/15/2017 08:28:23 TRAFFIC STOP N I35 HWY/GARDNER RD 12/15/2017 08:49:17 TRAFFIC STOP 26000 BLOCK OF US56 HWY 12/15/2017 08:53:04 TRAFFIC STOP GARDNER RD/W 191ST ST 12/15/2017 09:00:02 TRAFFIC STOP GARDNER RD/N I35 HWY 12/15/2017 09:30:30 TRAFFIC INSPECT W 191ST ST/MONTROSE ST 12/15/2017 09:32:15 ANIMAL LOOSE 31300 BLOCK OF W BARBARA CT 12/15/2017 10:08:49 ALARM RESIDENT 500 BLOCK OF N POPLAR ST 12/15/2017 10:38:18 911 DISCON 100 BLOCK OF W CHEROKEE ST 12/15/2017 10:38:43 TRAFFIC STOP W 191ST ST/MONTROSE ST 12/15/2017 10:49:59 TRAFFIC MOTORIST N I35 HWY/W 175TH ST 12/15/2017 10:51:37 TELEPHON 900 BLOCK OF WILDERNESS TRL 12/15/2017 10:52:17 FOLLOW 400 BLOCK OF E GRAND ST 12/15/2017 11:07:08 TRAFFIC STOP N I35 HWY/W 175TH ST 12/15/2017 11:11:40 ACCIDENT NON N ALDER ST/E LINCOLN LN 12/15/2017 11:31:50 FOLLOW 16200 BLOCK OF KILL CREEK RD 12/15/2017 11:36:06 BATTERY 32600 BLOCK OF W 171ST CT 12/15/2017 12:01:27 BATTERY 32600 BLOCK OF W 171ST CT 12/15/2017 12:06:40 BATTERY 32600 BLOCK OF W 171ST CT 12/15/2017 11:54:35 SUSPICI ACTIVITY E SANTA FE ST/COBLE DR 12/15/2017 11:54:35 SUSPICI ACTIVITY E SANTA FE ST/COBLE DR 12/15/2017 11:58:32 SUSPICI ACTIVITY E SANTA FE ST/COBLE DR 12/15/2017 11:58:22 INFO E SANTA FE ST/COBLE DR 12/15/2017 12:17:02 TRAFFIC STOP N CEDAR NILES RD/E SANTA FE ST 12/15/2017 12:22:58 SPECIAL 1200 BLOCK OF ENERGY CENTER DR 12/15/2017 12:24:05 TRAFFIC STOP W 175TH...

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Sr. Chief Richard “Rich” Martin Canaan

Sr. Chief Richard “Rich” Martin Canaan, 71, of Kansas City, Mo passed away December 21, 2017. Rich was born October 29, 1946 in Ottumwa, Iowa to Billy Jean and Doris Mae (Travis) Canaan. He grew up in Gardner, graduating from Gardner High School in 1964. After high school, he joined the United States Navy. He retired as Sr. Chief after serving for 22 years. After retirement, he worked for United States Civil Service, DOD from 1987-2012. Rich married Donna “Gayle” Harp on December 31, 1989 in Las Vegas, Nev. Rich was a life-time member of the Olathe VFW. He enjoyed computers, photography and working on his Family Tree. He will be missed by family and friends. Rich was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Mary Canaan and nephew, Travis Canaan. He is survived by his wife Gayle, of the home; son, David and Amy Canaan of Kyle Texas; daughter, Wendy and Jason Cooper of Ocoee, Fla; step-sons: Steve Harp of Kansas City, Kan, Kurt and Kim Harp of Topeka, Kan and Jason and Kelli Harp of Kansas City, Mo; siblings: Roger and Alice Canaan of Linn Valley, Kan, Ron and Deb Canaan of Paola, Kan, Randy and Jewell Canaan of Chillicothe, Mo, Billie Kaye and Mark Damet of Edgerton, Kan, Marvin Canaan of Lansing, Kan and Peggy Canaan of Kansas City, Mo; grandchildren: Madison Canaan and Anderson, Garrison...

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Deborah “Deb” Wallace

Deborah “Deb” Wallace, 52, of Funk, Neb died Dec. 7, 2017 at her home surrounded by loved ones. Deb was born to Marlene (Lemberger) and Robert Crowell on July 25, 1965, in South Bay, Calif. She graduated from Gardner Edgerton High School in 1983 and attended Central Community College. She graduated with her bachelor’s degree in Health Information Management. Deb married Dave Crist in 1983. They had four children together before divorcing in 1991. Deb loved spending time with her grandchildren, antiquing and vacationing in Florida. Her favorite place in the world was Cocoa Beach, Florida. She will be dearly missed by family and friends. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents and her aunt Marilyn Carrico. She is survived by her parents, her three sons, Jason Crist and wife Amber, Josh Crist and Justin Crist, all of Gardner, Kan; daughter Jessica Etheridge and husband Ben of Hastings, Neb; six grandchildren, Jalyn, Blaize, Ashlynn, Remi, Kenzo, McKinley, with a seventh on the way; three siblings and spouses; Denise Breen and Tom of Houston, Texas, Bob Crowell and Paula of Ottawa, Kan, and Tim Crowell and Brandi of Edgerton, Kan; seven nieces and nephews; and long-time life partner and best friend, Steve Just of Funk, Neb. A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 pm Dec. 30, 2017 at Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, Kan (913) 856-7111. In...

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Irene Roesha DeMiyt

Irene Roesha DeMiyt, age 63 of Gardner, passed away November 24, 2017 at Olathe Medical Center. Irene was cremated and a memorial service will be held at 10AM, Saturday, December 16th, 2017 at Wilson’s Funeral Home in Wellsville. A memorial gathering of friends and family will also take place, Sunday, December 17th, 3 PM, at the Gardner American Legion. Memorial contributions may be made to the Irene DeMiyt Memorial Fund or another organization of your choice, in care of Wilson’s Funeral Home, PO Box 486, Wellsville, Kansas 66092. Irene Roesha DeMiyt was born April 15, 1954 in Garnett, Kansas the daughter of Glenn Edward and Anna Marie (Cruey) Head. She attended and graduated from Wellsville High School in 1972. On October 1, 1988, Irene married Daniel Paul DeMiyt in Stilwell, Kansas. They were married 32 years before her passing. He survives at the home in Gardner. Irene worked for King Radio and later Honeywell for 45 years doing repair and overhaul. She enjoyed reading, shopping, being at the lake, spending time with her family and was also very excited to be a grandma! Irene is survived by her husband of the home, Daniel Paul DeMiyt; and her children, Daniel Thorton DeMiyt and Ashley Roesha DeMiyt . She is preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Anna Marie Head....

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Opal Ellen Chambers

Opal Ellen Chambers, 85, of Glendale, Ariz, formerly of Gardner, Kan, passed away Dec. 8, 2017 at Rejoice Assisted Living, Glendale, Ariz. Ellen was born Sept. 23, 1932 in Neodesha, Kan to Daniel Obediah and Hazel Mae (Coe) Redington. She grew up in Neodesha where she graduated from high school in 1952. Ellen earned a BS in Nursing from Mt. Carmel Academy, Wichita, Kan. Ellen married Russell Chambers on Aug. 3, 1957 in Neodesha. They lived in Caney, Kan and moved to Gardner in 1963 where Russell served as high school principal and Ellen served as a nurse at Gardner Community Medical Center. They moved to Glendale, Ariz in 1995. Ellen was a registered nurse who worked in hospitals and for the Magellan Corp. as a nursing instructor while in Arizona. She was a member of Gardner Baptist Church. Ellen was an avid reader, enjoyed sewing, creative crafts and traveling all around the world. She will be dearly missed by family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Russell, in 1996 brother, Lester Redington and sister, Irene Lindsey. Ellen is survived by son, Dan and wife Melody Chambers, Mayetta, Kan; daughters: Mary Ellen and husband Scott Schneider, Phoenix, Ariz and Lynne Chalmers, Gilbert, Ariz; three grandchildren: Kevin and wife Sunni Davidson, Allison Schneider and Lauren Schneider and one great-grandchild, Kirsten. Funeral service will be held...

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Legal Notice

CITY OF GARDNER INVITATION TO BID Sealed bids for a one year contract for Janitorial Services will be accepted by the City of Gardner, Kansas, at the Public Works Department, City Hall, 120 E. Main Street, Gardner, Kansas, 66030, until 10:00 A.M. (local time) on January 17, 2018. All bids so received will be opened and publicly read aloud at the Gardner City Hall. Any bid received after the designated closing time will not be considered and will be returned unopened. A mandatory site visit of each facility will be conducted on January 10, 2018, starting at 9:00 a.m., at City Hall. Bid packets may be obtained at the Gardner City Hall Public Works window for $10, or via e-mail at no charge by contacting Julie Sumner at [email protected] For specific bid or site visit information, contact Dean Kerr, at 913-856-0960, or...

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Legal Notice

ORDINANCE NO. 2562 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE 2017 BUDGET OF THE CITY OF GARDNER, KANSAS. WHEREAS, following proper notice as prescribed by law, the Governing Body of the City of Gardner, Kansas held a public hearing for the purpose of answering questions, hearing objections and receiving feedback regarding the City’s proposed amendment of the 2017 budget; and WHEREAS, said public hearing was properly held before the Governing Body on December 4, 2017. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF GARDNER, KANSAS: SECTION ONE: Amendment of Budget. The City of Gardner hereby amends its budget for the year 2017. Copies of said budget shall be open for inspection in the office of the City Clerk during business hours. Upon filing of the budget with the County Clerk of Johnson County, Kansas, said budget shall constitute an appropriation for each fund, and the appropriations thus made shall not be used for any other purpose, pursuant to K.S.A. 79-2934. SECTION TWO: This ordinance shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage, approval and publication as provided by law. PASSED by the City Council this 4th day of December, 2017. SIGNED by the Mayor this 4th day of December, 2017. CITY OF GARDNER, KANSAS (SEAL) ______________________________ Chris Morrow, Mayor Attest: ______________________________ Amy Waller, City Clerk Approved as to form: _______________________________ Ryan B. Denk,...

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Dorothy Marie “Grandma” Beard

Dorothy Marie “Grandma” Beard, 96, of Gardner, Kan, passed away Dec10, 2017 at Delmar Gardens. Dorothy was born Nov. 23, 1921 in Shawnee, Kan to Clyde and Bertha Lee (Ebberts) Clarrey. She lived in Merriam, Kan for 33 years, then spent 21 years in Edgerton, Kan and moved to Gardner, Kan in 1985.She married James Beard on Dec. 3, 1942 in Merriam, Kan. Dorothy was a member of Shawnee Baptist Church. She loved shopping, garage sales and going out to lunch but most of all she loved being with her family. She will be dearly missed. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James, in 1992; siblings: Steve Clarrey, James Clarrey, Donald Clarrey and Mary Ambrose. Dorothy is survived by her children: James Beard, Jr., Gardner, Kan, Eric and wife Wendy Beard, Edgerton, Kan, Joyce Winfree, Lenexa, Kan, Janice and husband Woody, Sr., Farmer, Warsaw, Mo, Judy and husband Chuck Hartman, Kansas City, Kan and Juanita Long, KCMO; fifteen grandchildren and many great-grandchildren and sister, Alberta Greenwell, Lenexa, Kan. Funeral service will be held 11:00 am Dec. 16, 2017 at Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, Kan (913) 856-7111. Burial follows at Edgerton Cemetery, Edgerton, Kan. Visitation 6:00 to 8:00 pm Fri., Dec. 15, 2017 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Encompass Hospice. Condolences may be left at...

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Carole Stockmyer Peterson

Carole Stockmyer Peterson, 71, of Kincaid, Kan, passed away Dec. 10, 2017. Carole was born March 24, 1946 in Gardner, Kan to Robert Kirkland and Geraldine (Heien) Stockmyer. She grew up in Gardner where she graduated from Gardner High School in 1965. Carole married James W. Peterson on Jan. 29, 1994 in Osawatomie, Kan. She and Jim lived many places and moved to Kincaid, Kan one and one-half years ago. Carole had worked as a cashier at TrueValue Hardware and K-Mart in Olathe, Kan and most recently as a cook at Newman’s Grocery in Warsaw, Mo. She was a professional gardener and an avid animal lover. She had many pets which included her special dog, Antoinette, her chickens, other dogs and ducks. Carole liked to fish, especially at her home and at Lake of the Ozarks. She loved watching the stock car races at Wheatland, Mo and enjoyed listening to Indian flute music. She will be dearly missed by family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents. Carole is survived by her husband, James, of the home; sons: Rick Smith, Parker, Kan and Duane and wife Sally Smith, Gardner, Kan; siblings: Joan and husband Jim Baird, Olathe, Kan and Bob Stockmyer, Gardner, Kan and Suzanne and husband Tom Weaver, San Antonio, Texas; three grandchildren: Jessika, Kimberly and Eric; one great-grandchild and former husband, Ron Smith, Prairie...

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Gardner Police Report for 12/01/2017 – 12/07/2017

Gardner Police Daily Activity Report for 12/01/2017 through 12/07/2017 12/01/2017 08:09:44 FOLLOW 400 BLOCK OF N WAVERLY RD 12/01/2017 08:30:08 TRAFFIC STOP 19500 BLOCK OF GARDNER RD 12/01/2017 09:01:39 MEDICAL LIFE 400 BLOCK OF N CENTER ST 12/01/2017 09:12:17 TRAFFIC STOP N I35 HWY/W 175TH ST 12/01/2017 09:50:00 TRAFFIC STOP S I35 HWY/GARDNER RD 12/01/2017 10:39:10 MEDICAL LIFE 400 BLOCK OF N CENTER ST 12/01/2017 11:22:55 TRAFFIC STOP 200 BLOCK OF S I35 HWY 12/01/2017 11:27:06 TRAFFIC COMPLAIN W 191ST ST/US56 HWY 12/01/2017 12:53:06 HARASS 400 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 12/01/2017 13:21:41 ASSIST 400 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 12/01/2017 13:24:05 TRAFFIC STOP N MOONLIGHT RD/E MAIN ST:WEST OF 12/01/2017 13:26:18 WELFARE 700 BLOCK OF E LINCOLN LN 12/01/2017 13:42:05 SCHOOL 400 BLOCK OF E GRAND ST 12/01/2017 14:00:01 TRAFFIC STOP W WARREN ST/S OAK ST 12/01/2017 14:28:00 FOLLOW 400 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 12/01/2017 14:45:28 TRAFFIC STOP W FOUNTAIN CIR/N CENTER ST 12/01/2017 15:03:45 TRAFFIC STOP 29500 BLOCK OF W 191ST ST 12/01/2017 15:15:42 ACCIDENT HR S POPLAR ST/W APACHE ST 12/01/2017 15:42:41 TRAFFIC STOP E MAIN ST/N WHITE DR 12/01/2017 15:48:52 TRAFFIC SCHOOL 800 BLOCK OF W MADISON ST 12/01/2017 15:57:31 TELEPHON 400 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 12/01/2017 16:22:13 MEDICAL NONLIFE 800 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 12/01/2017 16:24:08 TRAFFIC MOTORIST W 175TH ST/CLARE RD 12/01/2017 16:30:27 THEFT ID 400 BLOCK OF E MAIN...

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GREGORY “GREG” THOMAS HERMON

Gregory “Greg” Thomas Hermon, 73, of Gardner, KS passed away Dec. 2, 2017 at his home. Visitation 10:00 am Fri., Dec. 8, 2017 followed by an 11:30 am service at Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, KS (913) 856-7111.Burial follows at Gardner Cemetery, Gardner, KS. Honor guard will be provided by the Overland Park Police Dpt. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Great Plains SPCA or to Wayside Waifs. Condolences may be left at www.brucefuneralhome.com Greg was born Jan. 15, 1944 in Kansas City, MO to Thomas Frederick and Gloria (Gerstenberger) Hermon. He lived in KCMO until he was five years old. At that time his family moved to Roeland Park, KS. Greg graduated from Shawnee Mission North in 1962 and attended Kansas City Metropolitan Jr. College and UMKC. He married Phyllis Leona Bartlett on Nov. 28, 1970 in Prairie Village, KS. After marriage they moved to rural Olathe in 1970 and finally to rural Gardner in 1978. Greg was an Overland Park, KS police officer from 1966 to 2006. He attained Sergeant position in Oct. 1989 and retired in 2006. Greg was the traffic reporter on the KUDL and KCNW radio stations in 1977. His honors included: 1976 Outstanding Young Law Enforcement Officer by the OP Jaycees, the 1988 Merit Award from the KS Assoc. of Chiefs of Police and the 1989 Award for Valor-Life...

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Cindy LeeAnn Richards

Cindy LeeAnn Richards On November 30, 2017 a bright light was extinguished suddenly and entirely too soon, leaving a dark void in the lives of her family and friends. Cindy gave the biggest, and best bear hugs in the world. Her bright smile and infectious laughter will be with us always. Cindy worked as a Vet Tech for Mariposa Veterinary Wellness Center. Her love and compassion for animals showed in everything she did. Cindy loved to skydive, and loved the many friendships she made there, as well as her special friendships at Mariposa. Cindy was born in Olathe Kansas ,March 22, 1973 to Raylene and Tom Richards. She was preceded in death by her father, Tom, grandfathers Ray Reynolds and Lloyd Richards, and niece Ali Richards. Surviving her is her daughter Kayla and mother, Raylene of Gardner, Ks, brother Tom of Cassville, Missouri, nephew Marshall of Springfield, Mo, grandmothers Katherine Reynolds, Gardner, Ks and Sue Kraft, Eureka Springs, Arkansas, and life partner, Scott Confer. A gathering and celebration of Cindy’s life will be held at Mariposa, 13900 Santa Fe Trail Dr, Lenexa Ks, Thursday December 7, 2017 from 11:00 to 2:00. A gofundme memorial has been set up to help with Cindy’s end of life expenses or can be sent directly to...

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LINDA GLORIA SHIPLEY-GRAHOVAC

LINDA GLORIA SHIPLEY-GRAHOVAC Linda Gloria Shipley-Grahovac, 63, of Olathe, KS passed away Dec. 2, 2017. Visitation will be held at 1:00 PM Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 with a Memorial Service at 2:00 PM. Both will be held at Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, KS, (913) 856-7111. The Rosary will be said at the end of the service. Memorial contributions may be made to support the Olathe Public Schools Special Education program through the Olathe Public Schools Foundation. Checks may be sent to: OPSF, 315 N. Lindenwood, Olathe, KS 66062. Gifts may also be made online at www.olathepublicschoolsfoundation.org. Select “Area of Greatest Need” under the pull-down menu and include Linda’s name in the Tribute Gift section. Condolences may be left at www.brucefuneralhome.com Linda was born July 24, 1954 in Gardner, KS to Jesus “Jessie” (Ayala) and Juan Velasquez. She grew up in Gardner where she graduated from Gardner High School in 1972. Linda earned a Bachelor of Science in education, and was one course short of a master’s degree in special education, from the University of Kansas. She worked in the Olathe District starting in 2000, and taught in the special education program at Olathe South High School from 2005 to 2013. Linda married Paul Grahovac on August 8th, 2003 in Olathe, KS. Linda’s caring for others and love for teaching persisted throughout nine years with breast cancer, teaching at Olathe...

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