February 11, 2016

Adam Joseph Bates

Adam Joseph Bates, 29, of Girard, Kan passed away Jan. 8, 2016.  Adam was born August 12, 1986 in Birmingham, Ala. to Joseph and Sue (Clark) Bates.  He grew up in Gardner and graduated from Gardner-Edgerton High School.  He is an Eagle Scout and member of Troop 494 of Olathe and Mic-O-Say.  Adam received certification Continue Reading


    Ramon Ayala, 96, of Gardner, Kan. passed away Jan. 4, 2016 at his home. Ramon was born Nov. 11, 1919 in Juarez, Mexico, the third child of Jose Macedonio del Refugio and Domitila (Contreras) Ayala. He grew up in Clare, Kan, which was a railroad town built for migrant workers to live in. Continue Reading

Barbara Ann (Nunnink) McAtee

76, of Gardner, KS, formerly of Parsons, died at 10:27 P.M., Friday, December 25, 2015 at her home.  Her death was unexptected. She was born July 21, 1939 at Shreveport, LA, a daughter of Anthony J. and Juanita Leah (Hardman) Nunnink.  The family moved to St. Paul, KS when she was five years old.  She Continue Reading


Lisa Michelle Zimmerman, 36, of Gardner, Kan. passed away Dec. 22, 2015. Lisa was born Nov. 21, 1979 in Olathe, Kan. to Robert Ray and Wanda May (Noland) Grigsby. She grew up in Gardner and graduated from Gardner Edgerton High School. She was employed by K-Mart where she started working as a high school student Continue Reading


    Tyler Matthew Knudsen, 23, passed away December 19, 2015. Tyler was born February 7, 1992 in Olathe, Kan. to Tina Marie Knudsen Campbell and Richard Dean Campbell.  He graduated from Olathe North.  He was a machinist for Marley Cooling Technology in Olathe for the last five years.  Tyler was a real outdoorsman, enjoying Continue Reading

GEHS students to receive laptops

Dell Chromebooks are scheduled to be distributed to all USD 231 students in January, if parents have attended the required meeting. According to the technology report reviewed by the board of education at their Dec. 7 meeting, over 50 percent of Gardner Edgerton High School School parents have attended the required 1:1 meeting. Additional meetings Continue Reading

Nancy Louise Kearney

Nancy Louise Kearney, 85, of Gardner, KS passed away December 9, 2015 at Olathe Medical Center. Nancy was born September 20, 1930 in Kansas City, Mo to Olen E. and Nellie (Stewart) Brown.  She graduated from Shawnee Mission High School, where she played basketball and then she attended Research Nursing School.  Nancy married James Kenneth Continue Reading

Delores Joan Cleek

  Delores Joan Cleek, 82, of Olathe, passed away Dec. 7, 2015 at Olathe Medical Center. Delores was born Oct. 31, 1933 in Kansas City, Mo. to John Franklin and Hazel B. (Woodson) Mitchell. She grew up in Kansas City and graduated from Bishop Hogan High School in KCMo. Delores married Donald Carl Cleek in Continue Reading


  Gerald Tavis, 59, Gardner, Kan, died November 24, 2015 at the Olathe Hospice House. He is survived by wife Karen, children Dawn & Jeremy, brother-in-law, Jeff (Traci) McHenry and father-in-law, Reginald McHenry. Arr: Cremation Center of KC; 913-384-5566. 


  Donald Eugene Lehman, 83, of Gardner, KS, passed away Dec. 3, 2015 at Delmar Gardens of Lenexa. Don was born April 3, 1932 in Meridan, Kan to Karl Edmund and Dorothy R. (Cordonnier) Lehman. He grew up in Meridan, Kan where he graduated from high school. Don was an Eagle Scout who also served Continue Reading