July 23, 2014

Joyce Pauline Higginbotham

Joyce Higginbotham

Joyce Higginbotham

Joyce Pauline Higginbotham, 62, of Qulin, Mo., passed away peacefully in her sleep and went to her eternal home on Feb. 23, 2014 at her residence.

Joyce was born June 7, 1951. She was formerly a teacher’s aide at Edgerton …

Robert “Bob” E. Abbott

Robert Eugene Abbott, 79, of Royal Palm Beach, Fla., formerly of Gardner, passed away Feb. 10, 2014 at Loxahatchee, Fla.

Robert was born Aug. 12, 1934 in Kansas City, Kan. to George and Merna M. (Uttinger) Abbott. He grew up …

Charles “Chuck” Franklin Lay

Charles Lay

Charles Lay

Charles Lay

Charles “Chuck” Franklin Lay, 81, of Gardner,Kan., passed away Feb. 11, 2014 at Good Samaritan Center, Olathe, Kan.
Charles was born Nov. 18, 1932 in Sedalia, Mo, to Cecil W. and Florence (LaRue) Lay. He graduated from Hutchinson …

Phyllis Leona Hermon


Hermon 70, of Gardner, Kan., passed away Feb. 7, 2014.

Phyllis was born Aug. 6, 1943 in Kansas City, Kan. to Harold and Clara (Miller) Bartlett. She grew up in Kansas City, Kan. and graduated from Wyandotte High School, but she …

Doris Jean Krout

Doris Jean Krout, 82, of Spring Hill, passed away Jan. 29, 2014 at North Point Care Center, Paola, Kan.

Doris was born March 31, 1931 in Harrison County, Mo. to Glen S. and Edith (Underwood) Doolittle. She grew up near …

Vickie Gail Lea

Lea obit

Vickie Gail Lea, 59, of Olathe, passed away January 29, 2014 at Olathe Medical Center.

Vickie was born July 14, 1954 in Kansas City, Kan., to Paul and Oma “Midge” Louise (McKay) Lea. She grew up in Gardner where she …

Bonnie Lee Craig

Bonnie Lee Craig, 85, of Spring Hill, passed away Jan. 27, 2014 at Good Samaritan Rehab in Olathe.

Bonnie was born June 26, 1928 in Rockville, Mo. to Gottlob Fredrick “GF” and Christine Mundinger Layher.

She grew up in Walker, …

Mabel Elizabeth “Betty” Corliss-Smith

Betty C-Smith

Betty C-Smith

Mabel Elizabeth “Betty” Corliss-Smith, 101, of Spring Hill, Kan., passed away Jan. 26, 2014 at Olathe Medical Center.

Betty was born Dec. 5, 1912 in Spring Hill to Homer H. and Susan (Crawford) Neff. She told many stories of her …

DaVise Outhier Thomson

DaVise Thompson

DaVise Thompson

DaVise Outhier Thomson, 88, died peacefully surrounded by the ones she laughed with, lived for and loved on Jan. 24, 2014.

DaVise was born at home in Barneston, Neb. on March 16, 1925 to Samuel E and Kitty (Wallace) Outhier. …

George Eugene “Gene” Upton

George Eugene “Gene” Upton, 86, passed away Jan. 13, 2014 at Olathe Medical Center.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m., Jan. 24, 2014 at Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, KS (913)856-7111. Graveside inurnment will be at a later …