February 11, 2016


Murray-Lumley Wayne and Joyce Murray of Gardner, and Paula and the late David Lumley of Olpe, announce the engagement of their children, Julie Murray and Mike Lumley. Julie is a graduate of GEHS ,Gardner, and Emporia State University. She is employed at the Johnson County Heath Department in Olathe. Mike is a graduate of Olpe Continue Reading


    Brent Allen Lawrence, 51, of Edgerton, Kan. passed away Feb. 9, 2016. Brent was born Sept. 16, 1964 in Olathe to Dale Jason and Naomi Lucille (Kenton) Lawrence. He grew up in Gardner where he graduated from GEHS in 1983. Brent attended JCCC. He served in the US Army in Germany from 1984-1986 Continue Reading

Jerome Crandall King

Jerome Crandall King, 79, previously of Scottsdale, Ariz. passed away February 1st at Royal Terrace Nursing Home and Rehab in Olathe, Kan. Jerome was born November 30, 1936 in Bellevue, Pa. to Boyd Walker and Lela Vivian (Crandall) King.  He grew up in Bellevue, where he graduated from high school.  Jerome then went on to Continue Reading

Nanette F. Doolittle

  Nanette F. Doolittle, 84, passed away, January 30, 2016 at Villa St. Francis Nursing Home in Olathe. Nan was born July 5, 1931 at Stuart, Neb. to Harry L. and Ethel Cowles. She graduated from the University of Nebraska in 1952, was a member of Delta, Delta, Delta, and was a teacher before marrying Continue Reading


  Dub Doles, 70, of Rantoul, Kansas, passed away January 26, 2016 at the Olathe Hospice House. Dub served his country in Vietnam from 1968-1970. He was employed at Gill Studios for 34 years, retiring in 2010. He enjoyed time with his family and friends, cooking, old cars, the lake home, his motorcycle and Kesslers. Continue Reading

Dennis Patrick Brown

  Dennis Patrick Brown passed away Jan. 22, 2016 at his home. Dennis was born September 29, 1951 in Salina, Kan to Nellie and Robert G. Brown.  He was a graduate of Ft. Hays State University with a degree in Business.  He was a right handed star pitcher for their baseball team.  Dennis married his Continue Reading


  Mary Katheryn Benson, 82, of Gardner, passed away January 16, 2016 at Olathe Hospice House. . Mary was born October 14, 1933 in Marshall, Mo to Minnie Marie (Brucks) and Paschal Early Smith. She grew up in KCMO, was a graduate of Central High School in Kansas City Mo, attended Beauty School and earned Continue Reading

Virginia Julia Hurley Terhune Frey

  After nearly years 97 , Virginia Julia Hurley Terhune Frey died peacefully, surrounded by her family on January 16, 2016 in her home in Spring Hill, Kan. Virginia was born June 7, 1919 in Coffeyville, Kan. Virginia graduated from Field Kindley High School in 1937 and married her sweetheart, James Eugene Terhune, in 1938.  Continue Reading


  Payton Anthony Cohen, 13, of Gardner, Kan passed away January 7, 2016 at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Payton was born April 9, 2002 in Clinton, Md. to Paul Anthony and Akilah (Rickett) Cohen. He was an 8th grade student at Wheatridge Middle School in Gardner.   Payton enjoyed playing video games, sports Continue Reading


    Lorne William Rawlins, 73, of Gardner, Kan. passed away Jan. 9, 2016. Lorne was born April 10, 1942 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada to Lorne Westlake and Ida Selina (Mellen) Rawlins. He grew up in Canada. Lorne moved to Detroit, Mich. where he married Linda Kay Scott on Aug. 16, 1963. Many job transfers Continue Reading