February 11, 2016

Ginger Lee Chaves

    Ginger was born on September 6, 1945 to Farrell “Dude” Cordell and Deloris Springer. She grew up in Gardner, Kan. She married Thomas Chavez on April 21, 1999, in Amarillo, Tex. Ginger was an administrator in the farm equipment industry. Ginger is survived by her husband, Thomas, of the home; 2 daughters, Kelly Continue Reading


    Dale Frederick Sawyer, Sr., 95, of Gardner, passed away Nov. 17, 2015 at Eudora Medical Lodge. Dale was born October 25, 1920 in rural Gardner to Fred S. and Lola M. (Kennedy) Sawyer. He was a life-long area resident who graduated from Gardner High School in 1939. Dale married Hildred Pauline Hittle on Continue Reading


  Lonna Faye Gargus, 63, of Spring Hill, Kan. passed away November 12, 2015 in  the arms of her husband, daughter, and sisters in her home. Lonna was born March 7, 1952 in Medford, Ore. to Robert and Maxine (Helm) Dawson. She grew up in Kennewick, Wash. and graduated from Kennewick High School. Lonna married Continue Reading


  John Harold Anderson, 58, of Gardner, Kan. passed away peacefully on Nov. 7, 2015 at Olathe Hospice House surrounded by his family. John was born September 27, 1957 in Olathe, Kan. to John Roy and Gloria Fern (Steele) Anderson. He grew up in Gardner and was a life-long area resident. John served in the Continue Reading


    Charles Smith Rodman, 79, of Lincoln, Mo. passed away October 29, 2015 at Olathe Hospice House. Charles was born November 27, 1935 in De Soto, Kan. to George Dewey and Helen Margaret (Taylor) Rodman. He spent most of his years in Spring Hill where he graduated from high school. Charles married Ellen Elizabeth Continue Reading


  Robert “Bob” Errol Page, 87, of Gardner, Kan, passed away Oct. 29, 2015 at Lakeview Village, Lenexa, Kan. Bob was born Sept. 30, 1928 in Holt, Mo to John Ross and Joyce Carolyn (Bowling) Page. He grew up in Gardner where he graduated from Gardner High School in 1947. Bob served in the US Continue Reading


Kathleen Marie Draskovich, 80, passed away October 17, 2015 at Brookdale of Overland Park. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 am Thursday, October 22, 2015.   Entombment will follow at the Mausoleum at Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, KC, KS. A Rosary will be said at 5:00 pm Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at Bruce Continue Reading


  John Allen Andrew, 77, of Spring Hill, Kan passed away Oct. 26, 2015. John was born June 24, 1938 in Dayton, Ohio to Elwood and Mary Ellen (Somers) Andrew. He graduated from Chaminade High School in Dayton, Ohio. John served in the US Army Reserves for eight years. He married Mary Jo Walsh in Continue Reading


  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