April 17, 2014

Alma Virginia Wittkopf

Alma Virginia Wittkopf, 93, of Gardner, Kan. passed away March 10, 2014 at Vintage Park at Gardner.

Alma was born Sept. 15, 1920 in Quincy, Ill. to Milo Bliven and Elsie (Meyer) Bliven. She married Frank J. Wittkopf on June …

Kenneth “Kenny” Allen Briscoe

Kenneth “Kenny” Allen Briscoe, 73, of Gardner, Kan. passed away March 6, 2014 at KC Hospice House.

Kenny was born June 12, 1940 in Kansas City, Mo. to Arthur Luther and Doris Pearl (Smith) Briscoe. He grew up in Rosedale, …

HOME TOWN HEROS: McCarthy family farm – 150 years old

WATCH VIDEO: Rick Poppitz, kcvideo.com
Special to The Gardner News
March 3, 2014 – In June of 2014 , the McCarthy family farm in Edgerton will be 150 years old.  John McCarthy (1812-1887) immigrated from Ireland in 1857 and …

Leona Margaret (McCarty) Holbert


HolbertLeona Margaret (McCarty) Holbert, 90, was received unto her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ early Sunday morning Feb. 23, 2014. A resident of Rolling Green Village since Dec. 9, 2013, Leona died of complications due to kidney failure.
Margaret was …

Richard Damon Maloney

Richard Damon Maloney, 68, of Gardner, Kan. passed away Feb. 22, 2014 at Olathe Medical Center.

Richard was born Dec. 22, 1945 in Kansas City, Kan. to Alexander F. “Pat” and Betty Maurine (George) Maloney. He grew up in the …

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 “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 High School …

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 …


Myers  - Locke

Kent and Marcia Myers, Edgerton, would like to announce the engagement of their daughter Taylor Catharine Myers, Kansas City, Kan. to Travis Cole Locke, Kansas City, Kan., son of Frank and Robyne Locke, Gardner.
The future bride is the granddaughter …