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Stephen “Steve” William Edmisten

Stephen “Steve” William Edmisten, 56, of Gardner, Kan., passed away Nov. 5, 2011 at St. Luke’s Hospital, Kansas City, Mo., after complications from a 1999 heart transplant. Steve was born June 22, 1955 in Billings, Mont. to Neil and JoAnne Elizabeth (Edwards) Edmisten. He grew up in Littleton, Colo. and graduated from Arapaho High School. As a teen he loved horses and showed them with his sister. He moved to Gardner eleven years ago from Overland Park. Steve married Rebecca Kay Grooters on May 26, 2004 in Olathe after an 18 year engagement. Steve was a stay-at-home Dad who lived for his kids activities. He coached soccer in Overland Park. He enjoyed reading and was an avid “Denver Bronco’s Fan”. He was preceded in death by his parents and son Neil Edmisten. Steve is survived by his wife Rebecca, of the home; children Nichole Edmisten of Philadelphia, Pa., Stephen Edmisten of Little Rock, Ark., Joshua Grooters of Boulder, Colo., Jordan Edmisten and Madison Edmisten both of Gardner; and siblings Susan Warf of Doyline, La., Danny Edmisten and Phillip Edmisten both of Highlands Ranch, Colo. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m., Nov. 11, 2011 at Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, KS (913) 856-7111 with burial at Gardner Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to the St. Luke’s Foundation for heart transplants, 4225 Baltimore Ave., Kansas City Mo., 64111. Condolences...

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Chloetta Marie Cordell

Chloetta Marie (Wiggin) Cordell, 90, of Gardner, Kan., passed away Nov. 3, 2011 at Medicalodge of Gardner. Chloetta, the daughter of Bill and Myrtle (Cavanaugh) Wiggin, was born Feb. 24, 1921 in Lawrence, Kan. In 1922, her parents moved to Johnson County, Kan. and in 1925 they moved to the Elmhurst Addition of Overland Park, Kan. Chloetta started school at Overland Park at the age of five. She attended Shawnee Mission Rural High School, riding the Strang Line, and graduated in 1938 at the age of 17. After working for three years, she married Howard Cordell on Sept. 12, 1941 in Olathe, Kan. To this union was born Larry Lee in 1942 and James Howard in 1944. She was active with their baseball teams. Chloetta worked for six years at Cramer Chemical Company and then for Bryant Enterprise of Gardner and McGrew Color Graphics in Kansas City, Mo. She retired to their home in the country in 1972 where she raised a garden, had flowers and enjoyed her grandchildren. She canned and froze vegetables and made various jellies. Chloetta was a member of the Gardner Chapter of Eastern Star since 1954 and served as Worthy Matron in 1959. She enjoyed doing genealogy and traced her father’s family back to 1630, when they came to New Hampshire, her mother’s family back to 1855 when they came from Ireland to New...

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First Published 11-2-2011 INVITATION TO BID

INVITATION TO BID Hillsdale Valve Vault Replacement 2011 Contract Sealed bids for the Hillsdale Valve Vault Replacement 2011 Contract will be received at the Gardner City Hall, Public Works Department, 120 E. Main Street, Attn: Jim Melvin, until 3:00 p. m., November 22, 2011. All bids will be publicly opened in the Community Development Conference Room immediately following the deadline. Prospective bidders should contact Jim Melvin, Water/Wastewater Manager, at 913-856-0914, for specifications or...

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First Published 11-02-2011 Invitation To Bid

NOTICE TO BIDDERS CITY OF EDGERTON, KS MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE COLLECTION AND DISPOSAL The City of Edgerton is requesting bid proposals for municipal solid waste collection and disposal services. All interested parties can receive a Bid Document from the City by writing or calling the address or phone number below. Bids must be received by 4:00 pm on Tuesday, November 22, 2011, at the Edgerton City Hall. Questions may be directed to Beth Linn, City Administrator at phone number below or [email protected] Edgerton City Hall 404 E. Nelson Street P. O. Box 255 Edgerton, KS 66021 (913) 893-6231 (913) 893-6232...

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Kathie Lee (Schasteen) Mellody

Kathie Lee (Schasteen) Mellody, 60, of Gardner, Kan., passed away Oct. 30, 2011 at Kansas City Hospice House. Kathie was born Oct. 9, 1951 in Fort Scott, Kan. to Charles “Charlie” Virgil and Mary Sue (Roberts) Schasteen. She moved to Gardner as a young child and was a 1969 graduate of Gardner High School, she also attended Johnson County Community College. She lived in Rome, N.Y. and moved back to this area in the late 70’s. Kathie married James J. Mellody, Jr. on July 25, 1998 in Kansas City, Mo. She was employed by the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department and an administrative assistant for Sprint for 19 years. She currently worked for the Johnson County Weatherization Program, retiring in July. She attended the Gardner Presbyterian Church. Kathie loved spending time with her grandchildren and nieces. She had a great sense of humor, enjoyed spending time at the local library, and from time to time enjoyed a lively board game. She was preceded in death by her parents. Kathie is survived by her husband Jim, of the home; step-children James J Mellody, III and wife Michelle of Lee’s Summit, Mo. and Lesley Clark of Gardner; grandchildren Jenna, Aiden and Mya; brothers Charles Steven “Chuck” and wife Beth of St. Louis, Mo. and Rob Schasteen and wife Brenda of Germantown, Tenn.; and nieces Brooke and Bridget. Memorial Service will be held...

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Ord 2380 First Published Oct 26, 2011

ORDINANCE NO. 2380 AN ORDINANCE LEVYING AND ASSESSING SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS ON CERTAIN LOTS, PIECES AND PARCELS OF LAND LIABLE FOR THE COSTS OF IMPROVEMENTS IN THE KILL CREEK DRAINAGE DISTRICT NO. ONE SANITARY SEWER BENEFIT DISTRICT IN THE CITY OF GARDNER, KANSAS, AND AUTHORIZING THE IMPOSITION OF A BENEFIT FEE FOR SUCH IMPROVEMENTS, ALL PURSUANT TO K.S.A. 12-6a01 ET SEQ. AND REPEALING ORDINANCE NO. 2312 OF THE CITY. WHEREAS, pursuant to Resolution No. 1669 of the City of Gardner, Kansas (the “City”), adopted on May 16, 2005, as amended by Resolution No. 1715 adopted on September 18, 2006, the City authorized the creation of an improvement district and the construction of the following improvements (the “Improvements”): Construction of a gravity sanitary sewer main, lift station, force main and all appurtenances related to serving the property generally described as lying south of 151st Street and north of 159th Street, from Four Corners Road to the east one mile, including engineering and easement acquisition. The proposed facilities will be designed and constructed to serve the entire watershed lying south of 151st Street that is not already being served by the existing treatment facility. The gravity sewer will include 13,400 lineal feet of 8” through 21” polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipe, extending from 151st Street on the north to Four Corners Road on the west and 159th Street on the south. The force...

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Ord 2381, First Published Oct 26, 2011

ORDINANCE NO. 2381 AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE ANNEXATION OF CERTAIN REAL PROPERTY LOCATED IN JOHNSON COUNTY AS REQUESTED BY THE PROPERTY OWNERS BY WRITTEN PETITION TO AND WITHIN THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE CITY OF GARDNER AS ZONED “A”, ALL AS PROVIDED BY AND UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF ONE OR MORE OF THE PROVISIONS OF KANSAS STATUTES ANNOTATED, 1991 SUPPLEMENT 12-520, AND ALL AMENDMENTS THERETO APPERTAINING; AND FURTHER PROVIDING FOR THE FILING OF A CERTIFIED COPY OF THIS ORDINANCE IN THE OFFICE OF THE REGISTER OF DEEDS, COUNTY ASSESSOR, COUNTY CLERK, AND COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSIONER OF JOHNSON COUNTY, KANSAS. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF GARDNER, KANSAS: SECTION ONE: Under the authority of one or more of the provisions of K.S.A. 1991 Supplement 12-520 and all amendments thereto appertaining, the following described property located in Johnson County, Kansas, is hereby annexed to and within the corporate limits as Zone “A” Agricultural District, of the City of Gardner, Kansas: Legal Description: All that part of the N1/2 of Section 25, Township 14, Range 22, now in Gardner Township, Johnson County, Kansas, more particularly described as follows: Commencing at the Southwest corner of the NW1/4 of said Section 25; thence N 88° 15′ 23″ E, along the South line of the NW1/4 of said Section 25, and along the South line of Lot...

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INVITATION TO BID First Published Oct 26, 2011

INVITATION TO BID GARDNER ENERGY 2012 TREE TRIMMING PROJECT Sealed bids for the 2012 Tree Trimming Contract will be received at the Gardner Energy, Administration Office, 1150 E. Santa Fe, Gardner, Kansas 66030 Attn: Brandon McCollum, until 2:00 p.m., November 22, 2011. All bids will be publicly opened immediately following the deadline. Bids received after this deadline will not be considered and returned unopened. Bid packets will only be available to pre-qualified contractors. To pre-qualify visit our web site at www.gardnerkansas.gov/electric or call 913-856-7256 ext 27. Prospective bidders should contact Brandon McCollum, Distribution Supervisor, at 913-856-7256 ext 26, for specifications or information. Pre-qualified contractors may pick up bid packets at the Gardner Energy, Distribution Office, 1450 E. Santa Fe or may receive an electronic copy by contacting Amy Hawkins at 913-856-7256 ext 27 or...

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Eugene M. Taylor

Eugene M. Taylor, age 88 of Williamsburg, Kan., died Oct. 21, 2011 at Olathe Medical Center in Olathe, Kan. Eugene was born June 02, 1923 in Greenfield, Okla. the son of Joseph Taylor and Ruth D. (Vanlehn) Taylor. He graduated from Greenfield (Oklahoma) High School with the class of 1941. He lived in Greenfield, Okla. until 1941 and after military service he moved with his construction work until moving to Gardner, Kan. in 1950 and to Williamsburg in 1987. Eugene served during World War II from June 9, 1943 until December 13, 1945 in the United States Navy, attaining the rank of Motor Machinist’s Mate, Third Class. Eugene worked forty years in highway construction through Operating Engineers Local 101. He worked for Amos Construction, Oklahoma City, Okla.; C.F. Lytle, Souix City, Ia.; Guy James, Oklahoma City, Okla.; Wonder Lake, Denver, Colo.; Reno Construction and Apac Construction, Ashland, Ky. On Nov. 5, 1942 Eugene was united in marriage with Celia “Pauline” Wosley at Kingfisher, Oklahoma. She preceded him in death on February 25, 2003. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through [email protected] He was preceded in death by his wife, Celia “Pauline” Wosley; parents, Ruth D. (Wanlehn) Taylor and Joseph Taylor; sister, Cordia Hyle and brother, Onis Taylor. He is survived by his son Rockey Carlton Eugene Taylor and his wife, Shirley, Wellsville, Kan.; grandson Aaron Presley Eugene Taylor...

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Robert Jay Blann

Robert Jay Blann, 58 of Spring Hill, Kan., passed away Oct. 20, 2011 at Menorah Medical Center, Overland Park, Kan. Robert was born July 6, 1953 to Charles Edward and Donnie Bea (Young) Blann in Kansas City, Kan. He graduated Enterprise Academy in Enterprise, Kan., attended JCCC and was the first in his graduating class at ECPI Technical School. Bob married Rhonda Lynne Ramesbothom on April 15, 1973 in Manhattan, Kan. He was a computer analyst for Walmart at the corporate offices in Arkansas. He was a member of the New Life Seventh Day Adventist Church. Bob’s greatest joy was spending as much time as he could with his grandchildren. He also enjoyed spending summers camping at the lake with family on his boat, waterskiing, scuba diving and riding 4-wheelers at the sand dunes. He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings Deann Trigg, Renee Roberts, Steven Blann and Bryan Blann. Bob is survived by his wife Rhonda, of the home; sons Matthew J Blann and Jennifer of Gardner, Kan. and Joshua L Blann of Paola, Kan.; brother Wesley Blann of Kansas City, Mo.; sister Alisa Hornbacher of Paola, Kan.; grandchildren Kassidy, Kaleb, Carter, and Easton; and many nieces and nephews. Memorial Services will be 10 a.m., Oct. 25, 2011 at New Life Seventh Day Adventist Church, 18475 W 159th St, Olathe, KS. Inurnment at Eudora City Cemetery,...

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James M. Page

James M. Page, 73, of Spring Hill, Kan., passed away Oct. 22 2011, at Hospice House of Kansas City, Mo. James was born Nov. 5, 1937 in Butler County, Kan. to Leland Noah and Leona Mae (White) Page. He graduated from Latham High School. He was a Sergeant serving in the U. S. Army and stationed in Germany, for four years. James married Mary J Aubert on June 19, 1961 in Marion, Kan. They lived in De Soto before moving to Spring Hill. He retired as a Heavy Construction and Bridge Superintendent in Miami County. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying fishing and hunting. James was an instructor for Hunter Safety courses. He assisted in the Miami County State Lake restoration project. James loved spending time with his grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents. James is survived by his wife Mary, of the home; sons Bart A Page and wife Susan of Wellsville, Kan., and Jimmie L Page and wife Wendy of Alma, Kan.; daughter Carrie J Page and husband Steve Sebasto of Spring Hill; and eight grandchildren, Ashley, Bradley, Cori, Cordell, James, Kaylee, Lanie and Carter. Cremation. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Oct. 27, 2011 at Bruce Funeral Home, 712 S Webster, Spring Hill, KS, (913) 592-2244. Memorial Contributions may be made to KC Hospice House. Condolences may be left at...

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Public Notice First Published Oct 19, 2011

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING. Notice is hereby given that the Planning Commission of Gardner, Kansas will hold a Public Hearing* on Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at 7:00 pm in the Council Chambers of City Hall, 120 E. Main Street in consideration of the following item to-wit: CASE NO. Z-11-06 /PDP-11-01, Rezoning from A (Agricultural District) to R-1 (Single Family Residential District) * (Pending annexation into the City Limits) Location: Approximately ½ mile east of Center Street and ½ mile north of 183rd Street; Legal Description: Detailed legal descriptions on file at the Community Development Department, 913-856-0913, 120 E Main Street, Gardner, Kansas. All persons interested in said matter shall be heard at this time for the public record. For additional information regarding this application, contact Amy Kynard in the Community Development Department at...

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Public Notice First Published Oct 19, 2011

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING. Notice is hereby given that the Planning Commission of Gardner, Kansas will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at 7:00 pm in the Council Chambers of City Hall, 120 E. Main Street in consideration of the following item to-wit: CASE NO. Z-11-05, Rezoning from M-2 (General Industrial District) to C-2 (General Business District); Location: 642 East Main Street; Legal Description: Detailed legal descriptions on file at the Community Development Department, 913-856-0913, 120 E Main Street, Gardner, Kansas. All persons interested in said matter shall be heard at this time for the public record. For additional information regarding this application, contact Amy Kynard in the Community Development Department at...

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Raymond Everett Eilenstine

Raymond Everett Eilenstine, 66, died Oct. 13th, 2011 at Mercy Hospice in Johnston, Iowa due to complications from brain cancer. Raymond was born in Paola, Kan. on July, 24, 1945, the son of Hubert Clark and Thelma Lee (Fruit) Eilenstine. Raymond graduated from Spring Hill High School, Spring Hill, Kan., in 1963. He attended Southwestern College in Winfield, Kan. and then finished his bachelor’s degree in psychology at Kansas State Teachers College in 1967. Later he earned his Master’s Degree in Counseling at NE Missouri State in Kirksville, Mo. A longtime teacher and counselor, Raymond taught 24 years at Burlington Community High School in Burlington, Iowa, where he was a classroom teacher, counselor and director of alternative education. Raymond also was a longtime teacher at Southeastern Community College in West Burlington, Iowa, where he taught Psychology and was department head of Arts & Sciences. While teaching at SCC, he earned two outstanding teacher awards from Western Illinois University. He retired this year after 46 years of teaching. In 1965, Raymond married his high school sweetheart, Alice Kathleen Wilson, and they were married 46 years. They have two daughters, Dawn Ekdom and Mindy Sherwood. Dawn is married to Steven Ekdom and they have three daughters, Madelyn, Joscelyn and Gracelyn. Mindy is married to Ben Sherwood, and they have a son, Ethan, and a daughter, Emma. Raymond loved his family, his...

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Steven Charles Blann

Steven Charles Blann, 59, of Paola, Kan., passed away Oct. 9, 2011 at his home. Steve was born May 17, 1952 in Lawrence, Kan. to Charles Edward and Donnie Bea (Young) Blann. He received his Associates of Arts Degree from JCCC and attended Enterprise Academy in Enterprise, Kan. Steve married Sandra Kay Miller on Sept. 14, 1975 in Lenexa, Kan. He was employed with Leawood Fire Department from 1977 until his retirement as Battalion Chief in 2002. He was then employed with the Jo Co Fire District #2 from 2004 until he retired as Battalion Chief in 2011. He was a member of the Olathe New Life, Seventh Day Adventist Church, a graduate of Executive Fire Officer Program, a member of the Swift Water Rescue Team, a life-long Triathlete, and a cyclist annually participating in the KS MS 150. Steve’s grandchildren were the highlight of his life. He enjoyed nature, gardening, bird watching and any outdoor activity with his sons. He enjoyed family outings to Beaver Lake, camping and boating. Steve will be greatly missed by his family, friends and community. He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings Deann Trigg, Renee Roberts, and Bryan Blann. Steve is survived by his wife Sandra, of the home; sons Andrew Blann of Lawrence, Kan. and Jacob Blann and wife Chanista of Olathe, Kan.; brothers Robert Blann of Spring Hill and...

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Ord 2379, First Published Oct 7, 2011

Ordinance No. 2379 An ordinance fixing certain standards of conduct for persons within the City of Gardner, Kansas; making violation of any such standards a public offense, subject to penalty; incorporating by reference the “Uniform Public Offense Code for Kansas Cities: Edition of 2011”, and all acts supplementary and amendatory thereto, prepared and published in booklet form by the League of Kansas Municipalities; and repealing all ordinances and parts of ordinances in conflict herewith, under the provisions of K.S.A. 12-3009 through 12-3012 and K.S.A. 12-3301 and 12-3302. BE IT ORDAINED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF GARDNER, KANSAS: SECTION ONE. That certain standard code known as the “Uniform Public Offense Code for Kansas Cities: Edition of 2011”, prepared and published by the League of Kansas Municipalities, 300 Southwest 8th Avenue, Topeka, Kansas 66063, is hereby incorporated by reference herein and made a part of this ordinance including supplements and amendments, thereto, save and except such portions as may hereinafter be deleted, added or amended, as authorized and in the manner prescribed by the Statutes of the State of Kansas. SECTION TWO. That Chapter 9.05 of the Municipal Code of the City of Gardner, Kansas 2008, be and the same is hereby amended to read as follows: CHAPTER 9.05 Uniform Offense Code. 9.05.010 UNIFORM OFFENSE CODE. The certain standard code known as the “Uniform Public Offense Code for...

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GARAGE SALE!

637 S. Hickory. Friday and Sat. Winter coats, sweatshirts, decor and lots of misc!

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LOST?

Prescription sunglasses, trifocals, in black hard case. Removed from tank bag on motorcycle Saturday morning in front of Gardner Library.Call 913-893-6892 or return to library.

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Howard Thomas

Howard Thomas, 85, of Gardner, passed away at his home Sept. 4, surrounded by his children and grandchildren. Howard was born Jan. 5, 1926 in Dallas County, Mo. to Riley and Lydia (Marks) Thomas. He grew up in Long Lane, Mo., moved to Kansas City, Kan. in 1948 and then to Gardner in 1960. He married Birdeen B Bowman Dec. 29, 1950 in Kansas City, Kan. Howard farmed and worked as a General Manager for Timberline, Inc. from 1948-1993. After retiring he returned to farming full time. Howard was a 50 year active member of First Baptist Church of Gardner serving as an usher and greeter until his health declined. He enjoyed being a lumberman, farming and spending time with family. Howard will be dearly missed by family and friends. Howard was preceded in death by his parents, wife Birdeen in 1999, grandson Andrew Smith, and brother Raymond Thomas. He is survived by his children Jeanne and husband Michael Smith, Edgerton, James and wife Carolyn Thomas, Gardner, and Joel and wife Jennifer Thomas, Edgerton; five grandchildren: Michael, Michelle, Katie, Kelly and Cole; siblings Loren Thomas, Tonganoxie, Kan. and Zelma Larimer, Buffalo, Mo.. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Sept. 9, at First Baptist Church of Gardner, 324 E Shawnee, Gardner, KS. Burial follows at Gardner Cemetery. Visitation also at the church 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Sept. 8,...

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Donna Jean Nibarger

Donna Jean Nibarger, 69, of Gardner, passed away Aug. 29, 2011 at her home. Donna was born Sept. 17, 1941, in Erie, Kan. to Ernest and Bertha Opal (Whitson) Triplett. She grew up in Parsons, Kan. Donna married Dannie L. Nibarger on May 29, 1959 in Parsons. They moved to Gardner in 1986. She was a retired housekeeper for Johnson County nursing homes with Meadowbrook in Gardner as her last position. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary and the Abdallah Shriners’ Lizziettes. She enjoyed puzzles and crocheting blankets for her family. Donna loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She will be dearly missed. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and a sister. Donna is survived by her husband Dannie, of the home; daughter Beverly Ann Nothnagel of Gardner; son Jerry L. Nibarger of Gardner; sister Leona Russell of Parsons, Kan.; three grandchildren, Daniel (Vicki) Nibarger, Tonya (Mike) Bennett, and Alycia Nibarger; and two great grandchildren Isaac and Tavin with one more on the way. Funeral Services will be 10 a.m., Sept. 2, at Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, KS, (913) 856-7111. Burial will be 3 pm, Sept. 2 at Oakwood Cemetery, Parsons, KS. Visitation was held Sept. 1, 2011 also at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to Olathe Hospice House Building Fund. Condolences may...

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