October 7, 2015


    Ruth Ellen Miller Lynch, 84, passed away June 25, 2015. Ruth Ellen was born August 5, 1930 in Gardner, Kan to Alice (Hedrick) and John Miller. Ruth graduated from Gardner High School in 1950 and attended Baker University. She had a loving heart. Ruth enjoyed visiting with her many “coffee” friends in the Continue Reading


  Mary Ann Hann, 60, of Gardner, Kan. passed away June 24, 2015 at Olathe Medical Center. Mary Ann was born Aug. 26, 1954 in Kansas City, Mo to Raymond Carl and Mary Ruth (Walker) Casey. She graduated from Gardner High School. Mary Ann retired from Southwestern Bell in Olathe, became a certified EMT, worked Continue Reading

Gary Eugene Yardley

Gary Eugene Yardley Gary Eugene Yardley, 67, of Gardner, Kan. passed away June 18, 2015 at Olathe Medical Center. Gary was born Feb. 12, 1948 at Bryant General Hospital in Lincoln, Neb. to Dorothy Ann (Hubl) and Paul Lawrence Yardley.  He graduated from St. Joseph Academy in Chillicothe, Mo.  Gary served six years in the Continue Reading

Beverly Ann Burgdorfer

  Beverly Ann Burgdorfer, 90, of Gardner, Kan. passed away June 13, 2015 at Brookside Retirement Community in Overbrook. Beverly was born November 3, 1924 in Kansas City, Mo. to Melvin Chester and Clarice (Waddell) Bohn.  She grew up in Kansas City, Mo. and graduated from Paseo High School.  She went on to receive a Continue Reading


  Nancy Jo Hamilton, 72, of Gardner passed away June 1, 2015 at Olathe Hospice House. Nancy was born June 10, 1942 in Topeka, KS to Harley Lawrence and Millie Emma (Peterson) Hamilton. She grew up in Topeka and lived there most of her life. Nancy graduated in 1960 from Carbondale High School, Carbondale, KS. Continue Reading

Lora Jane Dunmire Rhudy

    Lora Jane Dunmire Rhudy, 85 died May 27th 2015 at the Covington assisted Living Facility in Raleigh, N.C. She was born in Spring Hill, Kan. to Ray Allen Dunmire and Margaret Null Dunmire. Jane was a graduate of Spring Hill schools. She earned a degree in Education from the University of Kansas where Continue Reading


Nancy Marie Jones, 66, of Olathe, KS passed away May 19, 2015 at Olathe Hospice House. Nancy was born Feb. 26, 1949 in Wichita, Kan. to Lloyd and Mary (Cox) Walker. She first taught Sunday School when she was 16 at Bridgeport Friends Church with five little kindergarten boys.  She taught Sunday School from then Continue Reading


  Irene Elaine Kurtz, 83, of Gardner, KS passed away May 13, 2015 at Good Samaritan Center, Olathe, Kan. Irene was born March 25, 1932 in Kansas City, Mo. to Henry Earl and Elizabeth Henrietta (Lesmeister) Sparkes. She moved to Eudora when she was eight and graduated from Eudora High School. Irene married LeRoy Kurtz Continue Reading


  Dorothy Irene Chism Eddleman, 83, of Paola and Osawatomie, passed away May 13, 2015. Dorothy was born February 13, 1932 near Dill City in Washita County, Okla. to Herbert and Opal (Lynch) Chism. She earned her BA in Education and her Masters of Library Science from Pittsburg State Univ. Dorothy married Bernard Dale “Bernie” Continue Reading


  Gail Alice Wallace, 72, of Gardner, KS, formerly of Grove, OK, passed away May 13, 2015. Gail was the daughter of Charles Joseph and Bertha Agnes (Evans) Ebeck and was born June 19, 1942 in Pontiac, Michigan. She grew up in Gardner, graduating from Gardner High School in 1960. Gail married Bob D. Wallace Continue Reading