April 19, 2014

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

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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 …

Francis Leroy “Shorty” Eastland

Francis Leroy “Shorty” Eastland, 90, of Spring Hill, Kan., passed away Jan. 12, 2014 at Golden Living in Spring Hill.

Shorty was born Oct. 22, 1923 in Olathe to Allan Morris and Ruby (Dunham) Eastland. He was a Gardner High …

Grace Ann McNaney


Grace Ann McNaney, 62, of Gardner, passed away Jan. 9, 2014 at Meadowbrook Skilled Nursing Hospital.

Grace was born Nov. 17, 1951 in Battle Creek, Miss. to Jesse Vincent and Welcome Beatrice (Hanes) Pollard. She grew up in Michigan, moved …

James Kenneth Kearney,


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James Kenneth Kearney, 84, of Gardner, passed away at his home on Jan. 9, 2014.

James was born Dec. 9, 1929 in Kansas City, Mo. to Harold and Katherine (Muehlebach) Kearney. He graduated from Rural Hartman High …

Donald “Butch” Freund


Donald “Butch” Freund, 69, of Gardner, Kan. passed away on Dec. 30, 2013 while visiting family and friends in Phoenix, Ariz. at John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital.

Butch was born April 20, 1944 in Gardner to Clyde R. and …