November 25, 2015


  Bobbie Joyce Johnson, 83, of Wellsville, Kan. passed away Oct. 25, 2015. Bobbie was born May 15, 1932 in Kansas City, Kan to Earl Francis and Stella Merle (Aubuchon) True. She grew up in Merriam, Kan; graduating from Shawnee Mission Rural High School and attending Bob Jones Univ. She married Leon Johnson in Merriam, Continue Reading


    Kathleen Marie Draskovich, 80, passed away October 17, 2015 at Brookdale of Overland Park. Kathleen was born July 9, 1935 in KC, Kan to Thelma M. (Peters) and Leo T. Sanders. She was a 1953 graduate of Bishop Ward High School and St. Mary’s College.  Kathleen married John M. Draskovich Jr. on August Continue Reading

Alice M. (VanGoethem) Spellman

Alice M. (VanGoethem) Spellman Alice M. (VanGoethem) Spellman age 87, a resident of greater Pittsburg, Pa, passed away Sept 26, 2015. Alice was born in Gardner, Kan March 13, 1928 to the late Clare Harrington and Julien VanGoethem. She married William P. Spellman on June 17, 1950. He survives her. She is also survived by Continue Reading


  Kay Nila Jones, 81, of Gardner, Kan passed away Oct. 15, 2015 at Good Samaritan Nursing Home, Olathe, KS. Kay was born January 17, 1934 in Anthony, Kan to Robert Bentley and Doris Helene (Baker) Bray. She grew up in Gardner, KS where she graduated from Gardner High School in 1952. Kay had many Continue Reading


    Barbara “Barb” Savage, Olathe, passed away Oct. 8, 2015. Barb was born January 24, 1950 in Kansas City, MO to Benita “Jamie” (Nauman) and Paul Trower.  She grew up in Salina, Kan.  After graduating from Sacred Heart High School, she received a degree from the Kansas Technical Institute in Salina.  Barb married Russell Continue Reading


Linda Lafern Holly, 67, of Spring Hill, Kan passed away Oct. 9, 2015 at Olathe Hospice House. Linda was born Aug. 25, 1948 in Shelton, Wash. to Olin Eugene and Mary Alice (Pearson) Utter. She grew up in Exeter, Mo where she was Valedictorian of her 1966 graduation class. Linda moved to KC, Mo in Continue Reading


LEE VAN TYE   Lee Van Tye, 80, of Gardner, Kan passed away October 6, 2015 at ComfortCare Home, Baldwin City, Kan. Lee was born January 23, 1935 in Tiff City, Mo to Kenneth Franklin and Clara Alice (Seales) Tye.  He grew up in Missouri and then graduated from Spring Hill High School in 1953.  Continue Reading


  Elzie Alvin Willis, 82, passed away October 6, 2015 at Olathe Hospice House. Elzie was born April 17, 1933 in Hodge, Mo to Vona (Graham) and Theodore Willis.  He grew up in Lexington, Mo.  Elzie served in the U S Army from 1953-55.  Elzie married Marilyn Grace Bogue on April 23, 1966 in Independence, Continue Reading


    Leo Highfill Grindstaff, beloved infant son of Krystal Marie Highfill and Christopher Lee Grindstaff, passed away October 1, 2015 at Olathe Medical Center. Leo is survived by his parents, Krystal Highfill and Christopher Grindstaff; his grandparents, Stephen Lee Grindstaff and Peggy Pinder of Ozark, Mo, Carla Joyce Logan of NKC, Mo, Melinda Highfill Continue Reading


Earline (Lingwood) McGinnis, 92, of Wellsville, Kan, departed this life to be with her Lord on September 29, 2015 at Vintage Park in Baldwin City, Kan. Earline, daughter of Thomas and Ollie C. (Hodgson) Lingwood, was born Feb. 15, 1923 in Boicourt, Kan. She was raised on a farm in Linn County . On June Continue Reading