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David Wayne Howell

David Wayne Howell, 53, of Gardner, passed away Sept. 30, at Olathe Hospice House. David was born May 28, 1963 in Lawrence, Kan to Marion Thomas and Sophia Joyce (Whitson) Howell. He grew up in Lawrence where he graduated from Lawrence High School in 1981. David married Sharon “Sherry” Christine Parrish on March 17, 1983 in Lawrence. After marriage they moved to Lenexa and then to Gardner in the 1990’s. David was a supervisor for Lenexa Parks and Recreation for 25 years. He enjoyed working, spending time with family and his special cat Snowball. He will be missed by family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Stephen R. Howell and sister, Jaime J. Howell. David is survived by his wife, Sherry, of the home; sons, David Howell, II and wife Faith, Germany; Michael Howell and girl friend Christina Kochanowski, Olathe, Kan; brothers, Thomas Howell and Andrew Howell and sister, Rebecca Howell all of Lawrence, Kan and grandchildren, Hayden and Breck. A Visitation was held Oct 4, at Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, 913-856-7111. Condolences may be left at...

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ROBERT JAMES SHIPPEE SR.

Robert James Shippee Sr., 95, of Gardner, Kan, passed away peacefully Friday, September 23, 2016 at Vintage Park Assisted Living in Gardner, Kan. Bob was born August 13, 1921 in North Kansas City, Mo. His family lived at Winwood Lake, Mo for a few years and later moved to a farm in Holt, Mo, where he graduated from Holt High School. Mr. Shippee entered the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1942 to receive flight training. Upon graduating from flight training, Lieutenant Shippee and his squadron, the 414th Fighter Group, were assigned to duty on Guam, Iwo Jima, Okinawa, the Philippines, Tinian. While serving in the Pacific Theatre, Lieutenant Shippee flew P-51’s and P-47 fighter aircraft. Bob joined the Air Force Reserve in 1956 and was stationed at Olathe Naval Air Station and later Richards Gebaur Air Force Base in Grandview, Missouri. At Richards Gebaur, Captain Shippee was a member of the 442nd Troop Carrier Wing, 304 Troop Carrier Squadron. Captain Shippee was a Command Pilot and flew frequent missions to the Azores, Germany, Japan, South America, Spain, and Vietnam, as well as humanitarian missions within the United States. Before his retirement from the Air Force in 1975, Bob achieve the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Lieutenant Shippee married Corporal JoAnn Wood on April 7, 1945, in Cherry Point, N.C. After his service, Bob and Jo returned to Holt, Mo. In...

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Police Report 9-29-2016

Gardner Police Daily Activity Report for 09/23/2016 through 09/30/2016 09/23/2016 08:18:50 TRAFFIC STOP MONTROSE ST/W 191ST ST 09/23/2016 09:26:55 CIVIL 30100 BLOCK OF W 187TH ST 09/23/2016 09:33:20 TRAFFIC STOP W 174TH ST/OSAGE ST 09/23/2016 09:39:09 JUVENILE CINC 1700 BLOCK OF E SANTA FE ST 09/23/2016 10:27:44 ASSIST 400 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 09/23/2016 10:57:27 MEDICAL NONLIFE 800 BLOCK OF E SADDLEWOOD ST 09/23/2016 10:59:59 ASSIST 400 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 09/23/2016 11:29:19 WELFARE 700 BLOCK OF E LINCOLN LN 09/23/2016 11:40:01 SCHOOL 300 BLOCK OF E WASHINGTON ST 09/23/2016 11:47:01 SCHOOL 400 BLOCK OF E GRAND ST 09/23/2016 12:12:45 MEDICAL NONLIFE 200 BLOCK OF N EVERGREEN ST 09/23/2016 12:24:37 TRAFFIC MOTORIST E SANTA FE ST/CONESTOGA ST 09/23/2016 12:25:27 ALARM RESIDENT 400 BLOCK OF E PAWNEE LN 09/23/2016 12:27:45 TRAFFIC STOP N I35 HWY/W 175TH ST 09/23/2016 12:49:36 TRAFFIC STOP W 186TH ST/GARDNER RD 09/23/2016 12:58:16 TRAFFIC STOP GARDNER RD/W 191ST ST 09/23/2016 13:07:37 TRAFFIC STOP W 186TH ST/GARDNER RD 09/23/2016 13:14:29 TRAFFIC STOP 18700 BLOCK OF GARDNER RD 09/23/2016 14:03:10 ASSIST 400 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 09/23/2016 14:19:44 TRAFFIC STOP 18700 BLOCK OF GARDNER RD 09/23/2016 14:26:15 SPECIAL 100 BLOCK OF S CENTER ST 09/23/2016 14:36:00 TRAFFIC STOP W 186TH ST/GARDNER RD 09/23/2016 14:44:46 TRAFFIC STOP 29500 BLOCK OF W 191ST ST 09/23/2016 15:07:44 TRAFFIC STOP E COTTAGE CREEK DR/MOONLIGHT RD 09/23/2016 15:16:52 TRAFFIC STOP...

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Talking Tombstones This Weekend

Gardner Historical Museum is presenting “Historical Talking Tombstones” at the Gardner cemetery on Saturday, October 1st, beginning at 5:00 p.m. and will continue about every 30 minutes until 8:30. This offers a way of learning history of Gardner as re-enactors portray persons from Gardner’s past. AS a fund raiser, tickets are $5.00 at the...

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Nickolas “Nick” Michael Brey

Nickolas “Nick” Michael Brey, 22, of Gardner, Kan passed away September 23, 2016 in Olathe. Nick was born November 4, 1993 in Kansas City, Kan to Vicky Lynn Stroud and Michael Barrett Brey. He attended Gardner Edgerton schools and enjoyed playing baseball, football, basketball and soccer. Nickolas had a large collection of ball caps. He worked as a crew member at the Gardner McDonalds. He will be missed by family and friends. Nick is survived by his father Michael Brey; mother and step-father, Vicky and Rodney James Pace of Gardner; siblings: Ashley Heartsill (Thomas Wood) of Lenexa, Brandon Pace of Greeley, Kan, Destiny Pace and Dana Pace both of Gardner; maternal grandfather LeRoy Stroud of Louisburg, Mo; maternal great grandfather John Paul Jones of Buffalo, Mo and step-grandma Ruby Freeze of Salisbury, Mo. Funeral Service will be 11:00 am Thursday, September 29, 2016 at Bruce Funeral Home, 712 S Webster, Spring Hill, KS, 913-592-2244, with burial following at Spring Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6–8:00 pm Wednesday, September 28, 2016 also at the funeral home in Spring Hill. Condolences may be left at...

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Police Report 9-23-2016

Gardner Police Daily Activity Report for 09/16/2016 through 09/23/2016 09/16/2016 08:18:51 TRAFFIC STOP E MADISON ST/N SPRUCE ST 09/16/2016 08:40:43 TRAFFIC STOP N I35 HWY/GARDNER RD 09/16/2016 08:58:36 STATION 400 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 09/16/2016 09:22:07 TRAFFIC STOP 18600 BLOCK OF GARDNER RD 09/16/2016 09:34:04 TRAFFIC STOP W 167TH ST/GARDNER RD 09/16/2016 10:22:30 LOCKOUT 300 BLOCK OF N LAUREL ST 09/16/2016 11:37:09 TRAFFIC STOP E WASHINGTON ST/N CENTER ST 09/16/2016 11:45:55 TRAFFIC STOP S CENTER ST/W KANSAS AVE 09/16/2016 11:57:53 TRAFFIC STOP E GRAND ST/S MOONLIGHT RD 09/16/2016 12:00:29 TRAFFIC STOP CONESTOGA ST/E SANTA FE ST 09/16/2016 12:10:27 SELF AREA 18900 BLOCK OF KILL CREEK RD 09/16/2016 12:27:29 SELF AREA 32100 BLOCK OF W 159TH ST 09/16/2016 12:36:14 TRAFFIC MOTORIST W 175TH ST/N I35 HWY 09/16/2016 12:37:48 OPEN 400 BLOCK OF N BIRCH ST 09/16/2016 13:04:24 STATION 400 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 09/16/2016 14:07:20 WARRANT 700 BLOCK OF N 7TH ST TFWY 09/16/2016 14:49:38 TRAFFIC STOP W 183RD ST/US56 HWY 09/16/2016 15:35:09 ACCIDENT NON 600 BLOCK OF S EVERGREEN ST 09/16/2016 16:38:46 ASSIST N I35 HWY/W 175TH ST 09/16/2016 16:46:13 JUVENILE CINC 400 BLOCK OF E GRAND ST 09/16/2016 17:23:26 TRAFFIC STOP N CEDAR NILES RD/US56 HWY 09/16/2016 17:23:31 TELEPHON 400 BLOCK OF E MAIN ST 09/16/2016 17:33:15 TRAFFIC STOP US56 HWY/N I35 HWY 09/16/2016 17:37:35 SCHOOL 400 BLOCK OF N WAVERLY RD 09/16/2016 17:38:17 SCHOOL 400...

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VIRGINIA H. WALLACE

Virginia H. Wallace, 61, of Olathe, Kan passed away September 17, 2016 at her home. Virginia was born June 14, 1955 in St. Louis, Mo to Lois May (Collins) and Lewis Forbes. She was a graduate of Climax Springs High School in Climax Springs, Mo. Virginia married James Kenneth Wallace on January 5, 1974 in Warsaw, Mo. She was a member of the College Church of the Nazarene. She ran a daycare for many years and helped Jim with all aspects of running the church. Through her time with the church she helped save many lives and was a faith servant. She planted God’s seed in so many families that will take hold. Virginia will be dearly missed. She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings Marjorie and John. Virginia is survived by her husband James of the home; children Michele Gamm and Ron, Aimee Wilkins and Shane and Joseph Wallace and Michelle, all of Gardner; siblings Nancy, Lew, Grace, Patricia and Barbara; 9 grandchildren: Christopher, Britney, Haley, Alexis, Brooklyn, Mackenzie, Isaiah, Jonah, and Victoria. Funeral Service will be at 1:30 pm Friday, September 23, 2016 at Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, Kan 913-856-7111. Burial will follow at Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Overland Park, Kan. Visitation will be from 6 – 8:00 pm Thursday, September 22, 2016, also at the funeral home. Memorial Contributions may be made to the...

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Laura Celia Rivera

Laura Celia Rivera, 62, of Gardner, Kan passed away Sept. 15, 2016 at Pinnacle Ridge Nursing Home. Laura was born April 15, 1954 in New York, N.Y. to Ralph Michael and Nina Sally (Floryan) Rivera. She graduated from George Washington High School in New York, N.Y. Laura will be remembered for her kind acts of generosity. She loved to cook, crochet and knit and enjoyed playing guitar and piano. Laura will be dearly missed by family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and son, Augie “Jr” Portugal. Laura is survived by her daughters, Debbie Portugal, Naughtuck, Conn and Elizabeth Portugal, Kingston, N.Y; son Antonio “Tony” and wife Marie Portugal; Liverpool, N.Y; brother, Michael and wife Sandy Kay Rivera, Gardner, Kan; three grandchildren, Alanna, Mason and Emma; nieces, Dacia Allen, Katie Rivera, Jessica Shrum, Amy Rivera, Jacquelyn Rivera and nephew, David Rivera. Funeral 7:00 pm Sept. 21, 2016 at Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, Kan (913) 856-7111. Visitation 6:00 pm before service. Cremation following service. Private inurnment at a late date at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, N.Y. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society. Condolences may be left at...

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Yard Sale

Sept 17-18 9am to 2 pm 630 East Lakota St. Gardner, Ks 66030 Clothes, collectibles and household items! Stop by and take a look!!

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Kansas School for the Deaf, Football stats

Kansas School for the Deaf Football Statistics 2016 (6-Man) Scoring Summary Teams 1 2 3 4 Final Iowa Deaf (0-1) 0 0 0 0 0 Kansas Deaf (3-0) 32 16 0 0 48 First Quarter KSD ISD Marcus Aiken ran 35 Yard Rush Raul Meglar ran for Two-Point Conversion 8 0 Zander Symansky ran 52 Punt Return for 52 yards Raul Meglar ran for Two-Point Conversion 16 Jayman Washington Pass from Raul Melgar for 16 yards Jayman Washington Pass from Raul for Two-Point Conversion 24 Zander Symansky ran 30 Yard Rush Raul Meglar ran for Two-Point Conversion 32 0 Second Quarter Marcus Aiken ran 35 Yard Rush Raul Meglar ran for Two-Point Conversion 40 0 Zander Symansky ran 17 Yard Rush Marcus Aiken Pass from Raul for Two-Point Conversion 48...

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JOYCE ARLENE SMITH

Joyce Arlene Smith, 78, passed away September 3, 2016 at Olathe Hospice House. Joyce was born February 4, 1938 in Muskegon, Mich to Vivian Goldie (Huff) and John Sagner Johnson. She was a graduate of Ravenna High School in Mich and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from CSUDH in 1985. Joyce retired as an accountant having worked for the General and local Nazarene Church. She lived in California from 1966 until 1991 when she moved to Olathe to be with her family. She was a member of the Gardner Church of the Nazarene. Joyce served as church pianist for many churches throughout her life. She was a Lay Counselor and enjoyed mentoring in her church. She will be dearly missed. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Arnold L Johnson. Joyce is survived by her children: Terrell Wayne Smith and Leora of Olathe, Kevin Lee Smith and Antoinette of San Pedro, Calif, and Linda Rae Massei and John of Torrance, Calif; eight grandchildren; one great granddaughter; siblings Barbara E Kiefer of Ft. Wayne, Ind, Richard E Johnson of LeRoy, Mich, and Linda R Weber of Olathe. Funeral Services will be 10:00 am Friday, September 9, 2016 at the Gardner Church of the Nazarene. Burial will follow at Gardner Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7 – 9:00 pm Thursday, September 8, 2016 at Bruce Funeral Home,...

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Bernard Eugene Cox

Bernard Eugene Cox, 81, passed away September 2, 2016 at Prairie Elder Homes in Overland Park. Bernard was born October 20, 1934 in LaCygne, Kan to Ruth F. (Worlein) and John Eugene Cox. He grew up in Paola and was a 1952 graduate of Paola High School. He served in the National Guard. Bernard married Agnes Mary Curtis on November 12, 1955 in Paola, Kan. They moved to Spring Hill in 1969. He retired from his position of Cost Engineer for Bendix in KcMo. He also farmed and raised cattle. He was continuously tinkering. Bernard enjoyed hunting, playing golf, and mushroom hunting, as well as antique cars. He was a charter member of the Knights of Columbus. He will be dearly missed. He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Jeanine, and brother Kenneth Cox. Bernard is survived by his wife Agnes; children: Jana Youngman and David of Olathe, Jon Cox of Spring Hill, James Cox and Shirley of Gardner, and Judy Nelson and Ron of Hernando, Miss; grandchildren: Justin, Derek, Tylor, Colten, Abby, Cooper, Jennifer and Jamie; and one great grandson, Thomas A. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 am September 8, 2016 at Divine Mercy Catholic Church, 555 W Main, Gardner, Kan. Burial will follow at 1:00 pm at the Ascension Shrine section of Resurrection Cemetery, Lenexa, Kan. Visitation will begin at 10:00 am before...

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Police Reports 9-1-2016

Gardner Police Daily Activity Report for 08/26/2016 through 09/02/2016 08/26/2016 08:01:45 INFO E MAIN ST/N MOONLIGHT RD 08/26/2016 08:08:03 TRAFFIC STOP GARDNER RD/W 191ST ST 08/26/2016 08:37:21 TRAFFIC MOTORIST N CEDAR NILES RD/E SANTA FE ST 08/26/2016 09:01:33 FOLLOW 900 BLOCK OF E PUMPKIN RIDGE ST 08/26/2016 09:49:12 ANIMAL WILD 800 BLOCK OF N EVERGREEN ST 08/26/2016 10:18:55 FOLLOW 1700 BLOCK OF E SANTA FE ST 08/26/2016 10:42:19 MEDICAL LIFE 400 BLOCK OF N WAVERLY RD 08/26/2016 11:15:48 911 DISCON 900 BLOCK OF CIMARRON TRL 08/26/2016 11:30:17 TRAFFIC STOP US56 TO I35 SB RAMP/S I35 HWY 08/26/2016 11:55:05 ANIMAL PICKUP 1100 BLOCK OF ESF 08/26/2016 12:33:42 CIVSERV 1100 BLOCK OF E SANTA FE ST 08/26/2016 12:40:18 CIVSERV 1100 BLOCK OF E SANTA FE ST 08/26/2016 12:45:47 CIVSERV 1100 BLOCK OF E SANTA FE ST 08/26/2016 12:52:27 CIVSERV 1100 BLOCK OF E SANTA FE ST 08/26/2016 12:57:34 CIVSERV 1000 BLOCK OF CIMARRON TRL 08/26/2016 13:02:34 CIVSERV 1000 BLOCK OF CIMARRON TRL 08/26/2016 13:08:27 CIVSERV 1000 BLOCK OF BUFFALO TRL 08/26/2016 13:19:08 CIVSERV 800 BLOCK OF E SADDLEWOOD ST 08/26/2016 13:25:02 CIVSERV 800 BLOCK OF E SADDLEWOOD ST 08/26/2016 14:44:18 LOCKOUT 300 BLOCK OF N MOONLIGHT RD 08/26/2016 14:53:05 TRAFFIC STOP GARDNER RD/W 191ST ST 08/26/2016 15:04:50 TRAFFIC STOP W 199TH ST/WAVERLY RD 08/26/2016 15:46:50 TRAFFIC STOP E SHAWNEE ST/N CENTER ST 08/26/2016 15:48:17 TRAFFIC COMPLAIN 1000 BLOCK OF WILDERNESS TRL...

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Peggy P. Deaton

Peggy P. Deaton, 81, of Gardner, Kan passed away on August 29, 2016 at her home. She was born on October 31, 1934 . Peggy enjoyed working for Towner Furry and caring for alzheimer’s patients as a home healthcare nurse for many years before retiring. On March 23, 1957, she married Harold Keith Deaton and they made their home in Olathe, Kan. She was a member of the Commission on Aging, the Athena Club and other various community organizations and educational committees. Peggy is survived by her loving husband, Harold Keith Deaton, sons, Nevin Deaton and Jason Deaton, daughter-in-law, Deanna, and grandchildren Daniel and Marie. She was preceded in death by her parents, Anna Barnes and Clarence Dunlap. Memorial services will be held on September 10, 2016, at 2:00 pm at Penwell-Gabel Olathe Chapel, where the family will receive friends an hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association. To leave a message for the family, visit...

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