December 1, 2015


   James “Jim” Elliott Guilinger, 85, of Olathe, KS died September 28, 2015 at Olathe Hospice House. Jim was born November 26, 1929 in Grant County Oklahoma to James Reuben and Bernice Pearl (Fisk) Guilinger. He graduated from Arkansas City Kansas High School in 1947. Jim also attended Johnson County Kansas Community College. He married Continue Reading

Wendell Burden

Wendell Leroy Burden, 69, died Saturday, September 19, 2015 at Olathe Medical Center of lung cancer. His loving wife of 35 years, Kathleen (Rogers) Burden was by his side. Born in Presque Isle, Maine to Guy and Alta Burden, Wendell was the youngest of three sons. He was predeceased by his parents and two older Continue Reading


    Brenda K. (Hicks) Wells, 69, of Gardner, Kan, formerly of Tucker, Ga, passed away September 7, 2015 at Olathe Medical Center. Brenda was born April 4, 1946 in Nashville, Tenn to Charles D. and Lillian Keene. She grew up in Georgia. Brenda was the owner/hairdresser of her own salon, “Sly, Slick and Wicked,” Continue Reading

Joan E. (Dugger) Rothwell

l Joan E. (Dugger) Rothwell 81, of Gardner, passed away August 17th, 2015. Born the youngest of 7 children on April 20, 1934 to Aubrey Dugger & Florence (Watson) Dugger. Joan grew up in Olathe, Kan, resided in Ottawa, Kan and finally in Gardner, Kan. Joan was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church Continue Reading

Rhonda Ann (New) McDonald

Rhonda Ann (New) McDonald, age 50, of Gardner, Kan, formerly of Paola, passed away August 30, 2015. Rhonda was the youngest of four children born to Kenneth Dean and Marilyn Jean (Roush) New.  She was born in Ottawa, Kansas on November 28, 1964.  She grew up in Paola and graduated from Paola High School with Continue Reading


    Betty Lou Smith, 75, of Gardner, Kan. passed away August 27, 2015 at Olathe Hospice House. Betty was born February 21, 1940 in Monticello, Ky. to Harlan L. and Bertie M. (Perdue) Foster.  She grew up in Monticello, Ky. and graduated from Monticello High School. Betty married Robert Glenn Smith on September 20, Continue Reading


  Jessica Lynn Hayes, 29, of Lawrence, Kan. passed away August 22, 2015. Jessica was born December 30, 1985 in La Jolla, Calif to Katherine Anne Rager (Yeamans). She grew up in Olathe, graduating from Olathe South in 2004.   She went on to attend Johnson Co. Comm. College and then the University of Kansas, Continue Reading


    William Michael “Mike” Thompson, of Gardner, passed away Aug. 25, 2015 at Olathe Medical Center. Mike was born December 8, 1953 in Kansas City, Kan to William Robert and Betty Lee (Vaughn) Thompson. He grew up in Kansas City, Kan where he graduated from Washington High School and attended Kansas City Kansas Community Continue Reading

Terry William Bryan

  Terry William Bryan, 61, of Newton, formerly of Gardner (Class of ’72), passed away August 19, 2015 at Bethesda Home, Goessel, Kan.   Terry was born July 5, 1954 in Kansas City, Mo to Louis and Imogene (Meyer) Bryan. He attended Southwestern Assemblies of God College in Waxahachie, Texas.   He married Olivia Amburn Continue Reading


    Mark Alan Trammell, 57, of Edgerton, passed away Aug. 23, 2015 at Royal Terrace Nursing Home. Mark was born Dec. 16, 1957 in Olathe, Kan to Leroy and Helen (Jones) Trammell. He served Edgerton as a self-employed handyman for 20 years. Mark was the Gardner City Fire Department. Captain from 1985-1990. He will Continue Reading