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Virgil P. Gastinger, Jr. of Gardner

Virgil P. Gastinger, Jr. Virgil P. Gastinger, Jr. of Gardner took flight July 23, 2010. Virgil was born Dec. 1, 1924 in Montgomery, Ala. and had lived in the Kansas City area most of his life before moving to Gardner five years ago. He served in the US Army Air Corps during WWII. He worked for Hobart kitchen equipment before retiring. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Gardner and was very active at the Senior Center in Gardner. He was honored to be chosen to take the WWII Veterans Honor Flight in 2009. Virgil was preceded in death by his first wife Lona Lee Gastinger in 2004. He is survived by his wife Clara; children, Kirk (Joan) Gastinger, Jeff Gastinger, Tracy Gastinger, Tim (Cindy) Gastinger; step children, Ellen Morgan, Chester (Julia) Smith, Karen (Jeff) Wade, and Curtis (Linda) Smith; five grandchildren and 13 step-grandchildren, three great grandchildren and 13 step-great grandchildren. Please join us for a Celebration of his Life at the Gardner Community Center, 128 E. Park St. on July 30 from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Memorial Services were held July 26, 2010 at Park Lawn Chapel. Contributions may be made to the Gardner Senior Center, 128 E. Park St., Gardner KS, 66030 or to the First Presbyterian Church of Gardner, or at...

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Juanita “Snooky” Thomas, 62, of Edgerton

Juanita “Snooky” Thomas Juanita “Snooky” Thomas, 62, of Edgerton, passed away July 22, 2010, at her home after a long battle with cancer. Juanita was born Sept. 30, 1947 in McArthur, Ark., to Oliver L. and Regina (Keeton) Ingle. She was a graduate of Shawnee Mission West. Juanita married Vernon Charles Thomas on Nov. 21, 1966 in Olathe. They moved to Edgerton in 1966. She helped her husband with the family business, “Pumpkins and Pines”, selling many Christmas trees over the years at the farm as well as selling produce at the Farmer’s Market. Juanita was a loan processor for seventeen years, starting with The Farmers’ Bank, First Kansas Bank and now Metcalf Bank. She worked at both the Gardner and Edgerton locations, retiring last year. She was a member of the Gardner Baptist Church. Juanita enjoyed country music and loved her Bunko group. She will be dearly missed. She was preceded in death by her father Oliver Ingle, and siblings Betty Carrea, Wanda Conkling and Kenneth Ingle. Juanita is survived by her husband Vernon, of the home; mother Regina Ingle of Gardner; son Steven C. Thomas and wife Cindy; daughter Laura L. and husband Scott Bailey all of Edgerton; six grandchildren, Megan, Morgan, Danielle, Denise, Jason, and Brendan; sister Linda J. Main of Olathe; brothers Timothy S. Ingle of Olathe; and Johnny L. Ingle of Ft. Scott. Graveside...

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Thelma Lucille White Plank, 96, of Gardner, Kan.

Thelma Lucille White Plank, 96, of Gardner, Kan., passed away July 15, 2010 at Meadowbrook Hospital in Gardner. Thelma was born to William Thomas and Nellie Mary Edwards White on Sept. 4, 1913 in a house that was removed to build Gardner Lake. She lived in town with her Grandma White so she could attend Gardner school and later attended Four Corners school with her sister Helen. She graduated from Gardner High School. Thelma married Ulysses Samuel Grant Plank on March 10, 1936 in Olathe. She was the bookkeeper for the family business, W.T. White Truck Line, a homemaker, and a nanny to Dr. A.S. Reece’s children. She also was a part time worker at Gardner Hospital and worked the 160 acre family farm. Thelma was a life long member of the Gardner Presbyterian Church and a past Aids Society Leader for the church. She was a 4-H Leader, active with the Gardner Senior Center, and a founding member of the Docey Dandies Square Dance Club. She enjoyed crafts and leatherwork. She will be dearly missed. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Ulysses in 1963, son Myron Plank in 1993 and sister Mary Helen Gay Hempel in 1998. Thelma is survived by daughter in law Vivian Plank of Gardner; three grandchildren, Gregg, Jeff and Steve Plank all of Gardner; eight great grandchildren; and nephew Bill Gay...

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Robert Dean McRae

Robert Dean McRae, Sr., 87, of Spring Hill, Kan., passed away July 17, 2010 at Golden Living Center, Spring Hill. Robert was born Nov. 23, 1922 in Belmont, Mississippi, to Robert Bruce and Jessie Dean McRae. He graduated from high school in Luka, Miss. He served as a Machinist’s Mate, Second Class in the U S Navy during WWII. Robert married Suzanne Louise Miller on Dec. 11, 1965, in Orlando, Fla. They lived in Vicksburg, Miss. before moving to Spring Hill 31 years ago. Robert loved to work. He was a member of St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church in Olathe. Robert enjoyed fishing and reading. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and one brother. Robert is survived by his wife Suzanne, of the home; children Linda Sankey of Safety Harbor, Fla., Vickie Akins of Alpharetta, Ga., David Oberholtzer of Dickinson, Texas, Dena Cade of Olathe, Robert D McRae, II of Spring Hill; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Cremation. There will be a Family Memorial Service in Florida at a later date. Arrangements: Bruce Funeral Home, PO Box 7, Spring Hill, KS 66083, (913)592-2244. Memorial Contributions may be made to Asera Care Hospice in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to...

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TAMI GRACE RAND HURLEY

Tami Grace Rand Hurley, 42, of Drexel, MO formerly of Olathe passed away July 2, 2010 at her residence. Memorial Celebration of Life Service will be held 2:00 pm Fri., July 9, 2010 at Bruce Funeral Home, 106 S Center, Gardner, KS (913) 856-7111. Visitation will follow the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Watkins’ Children Memorial Fund. Condolences may be sent to www.brucefuneralhome.com Tami was born May 16, 1968 in Huntsville, AR to Jerry Lee and Connie Louise Ball Rand. She grew up in Olathe and later moved to Edgerton. She had lived in Drexel for one year. Tami married Edward James Hurley on Dec. 18, 1999 in Olathe, KS.   She was a homemaker who had previously worked as a CNA in nursing homes. Tami loved being a grandmother and enjoyed cooking, baking, poetry, photography and shopping. She enjoyed traveling and was in love with the ocean. Tami is survived by her husband Edward; children: Lekendyl Ryan Kee Watkins, Wellsville, KS, twins Chrystian Alexandre Watkins and Jhapyn Adam Watkins, Ft. Leonard Wood, MO; parents: Connie Louise Baker, Oak Grove, AR and Jerry Lee Rand, Omaha, AR; Grandmother, Mabel Rand, Omaha, AR; siblings: Crystal Lea Chaney, Edgerton, KS, Carlena Anderson, and Jason Rand, Omaha, AR; grandchildren: Zyon and...

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Linda Marie Sides

Linda Marie Sides, 58, of Overland Park passed away June 30, 2010 at Kansas City Hospice House. Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 am on Tue., July 6, 2010 at Bruce Funeral Home, 106 S Center, Gardner, KS (913) 856-7111. Burial at Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens, Olathe, KS. Visitation from 6-8 pm Mon., July 5, 2010. Memorial contributions may be made to KC Hospice House or National Kidney Foundation. Condolences may be sent to www.brucefuneralhome.com Linda was born Jan. 29, 1952 in Dearborn, MI to Murrel L and Louise M Barley Sides. As a child, she moved frequently, moving to Lyons, KS as a teenager, then moved to Gardner in 1971. She graduated from Lyons High School in 1970. Linda worked as a Medical Records DRG Coordinator/Coder for Health Midwest. She belonged to local and state medical records  associations. Linda loved to read, enjoyed movies – especially “Wizard of Oz” – and collected teddy bears. Linda was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Craig. She is survived by her niece, Tina Sigman; nephew, Danny Sides; great nieces and nephews: Jeremy, Lindsey, Katelyn, Harper, William, and one on the...

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Lee Wayne Sparks

Lee Wayne Sparks, 68 years old of Hermitage Mo. went to be with the Lord on July 4, 2010.  Lee was born to Willard Lee and Claudine Mae Sparks in Robinson, Ill. on May 5, 1942 in Robinson, Ill.  Lee grew up in Palestine, Ill. & graduated from Palestine High School in 1960.  He served in the National Guard for 4 years then went to work on a missile base in Altas Ok. where he met Madge Elaine Stuart of Wakita, Ok.  They were married on October 20, 1961 and spent the next few years working on missle bases throughout the United States.  In 1969 they settled in the Kansas City area where Lee spent the next 40 years in the underground construction industry, first selling equipment then as a manager for construction companies.  Lee retired in 2008 at Pomme de Terre Lake in Hermitage, Mo.  Lee was preceded in death by his parents. Lee is remembered by his wife Madge, of the home, son’s Randy & Scott, daughters in law Audrey & Peggy, grand kids Cassie, Drake, Ashley & Lindsey, brother Joe, sister-in-law Darla, numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Funeral services will be held at Lakeside Assembly of God in Pittsburg, Mo. on Saturday July 10th at 10:00am. Graveside services will be at Gardner Cemetery in Gardner, Ks.  on Sunday July 11th at 2:00pm. A...

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

First Published June 18, 2010 Notice is hereby given that the Edgerton Planning Commission will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, July 13, 2010 at 7:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as can be heard, at the Edgerton City Hall, 404 E. Nelson Street, Edgerton, Kansas 66021. At said hearing all interested parties will be heard regarding a proposal to rezone property located at approximately 1,450 feet south of US-56 Highway on Waverly Road, from the A-G, Agricultural Zoning District to B-P, Business Park Zoning District, on the following described tract: All that part of the SE ¼ of Section 27, Township 14, Range 22, in Johnson County, Kansas, more particularly described as follows: Commencing at the Southeast corner of SE ¼ of said Section 27; thence N 2° 08’ 36” W, along the East ling of the SE ¼ of said Section 27, a distance of 853.01 feet, to the true point of beginning of subject tract; thence S 87° 19’ 31” W, a distance of 97.54 feet; thence S 56° 49’ 51” W, a distance of 859.57 feet; thence S 75° 19’ 31” W, a distance of 140.95 feet; thence N 2° 10’ 04” W, a distance of 1,293.75 feet, to a point on the Southerly right-of-way of North Backer Road, as now established; thence N 63° 09’ 19” E, along the Southerly right-of-way line of said...

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

4837-6216-8324.1 First Published June 30, 2010 Public notice is hereby given that the Governing Body of the City of Edgerton, Kansas (the “City”), will conduct a public hearing on Thursday, July 8, 2010, at 7:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as may be heard, at the Edgerton Community Building, 404 E. Nelson Street, Edgerton, Kansas, in regard to the proposed issuance by the City of its Industrial Revenue Bonds in multiple series, the maximum aggregate principal amount of all series not to exceed $500,000,000 (the “Bonds”) and in regard to an exemption from ad valorem taxation for property constructed or purchased with the proceeds of the Bonds. The Bonds are proposed to be issued in multiple series under authority of K.S.A. 12-1740 et seq., as amended, to provide funds for acquiring, constructing and equipping a logistics park (the “Logistics Park”) adjacent to the planned BNSF Railway Company intermodal project. The Logistics Park will consist of numerous distribution, warehouse and office facilities built in multiple phases over approximately ten years. The Logistics Park will be located on approximately 560 acres of land surrounded by 191st Street to the south, Waverly Road to the east, and US-56 Highway to the west, and a parcel of land located on the northeast corner of 183rd Street and Waverly Road. The City intends to own each building in the Logistics Park and further intends...

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