October 10, 2015


    Ruth Ellen Miller Lynch, 84, passed away June 25, 2015. Ruth Ellen was born August 5, 1930 in Gardner, Kan to Alice (Hedrick) and John Miller. Ruth graduated from Gardner High School in 1950 and attended Baker University. She had a loving heart. Ruth enjoyed visiting with her many “coffee” friends in the Continue Reading


  Mary Ann Hann, 60, of Gardner, Kan. passed away June 24, 2015 at Olathe Medical Center. Mary Ann was born Aug. 26, 1954 in Kansas City, Mo to Raymond Carl and Mary Ruth (Walker) Casey. She graduated from Gardner High School. Mary Ann retired from Southwestern Bell in Olathe, became a certified EMT, worked Continue Reading

Gary Eugene Yardley

Gary Eugene Yardley Gary Eugene Yardley, 67, of Gardner, Kan. passed away June 18, 2015 at Olathe Medical Center. Gary was born Feb. 12, 1948 at Bryant General Hospital in Lincoln, Neb. to Dorothy Ann (Hubl) and Paul Lawrence Yardley.  He graduated from St. Joseph Academy in Chillicothe, Mo.  Gary served six years in the Continue Reading

Beverly Ann Burgdorfer

  Beverly Ann Burgdorfer, 90, of Gardner, Kan. passed away June 13, 2015 at Brookside Retirement Community in Overbrook. Beverly was born November 3, 1924 in Kansas City, Mo. to Melvin Chester and Clarice (Waddell) Bohn.  She grew up in Kansas City, Mo. and graduated from Paseo High School.  She went on to receive a Continue Reading


    Jim Wiseman married Betty Klamm on June 20, 1965. This month they will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. Betty is the daughter of the late Oliver and Juanita Klamm. Jim is the son of the late Max and Louise Wiseman. The couple has been blessed with one son, Rod Wiseman and his wife Continue Reading

Jumpin Jive, Man Alive, We’re the Class of ’65

Members of the class of 1965 celebrated their 50 year reunion in May. The group joined the All-School Reunion luncheon. They were also recognized during the 2015 Gardner Edgerton High School graduation ceremony. BACK ROW: Lynn Anderson, Dennis Lawrence, “Skip” Paul Herbert, Charley Griffin, David McIntire, Charles Brite, Kim Bryan, Sharon Cloud Payne, Tom Payne, Continue Reading


  Nancy Jo Hamilton, 72, of Gardner passed away June 1, 2015 at Olathe Hospice House. Nancy was born June 10, 1942 in Topeka, KS to Harley Lawrence and Millie Emma (Peterson) Hamilton. She grew up in Topeka and lived there most of her life. Nancy graduated in 1960 from Carbondale High School, Carbondale, KS. Continue Reading

Lora Jane Dunmire Rhudy

    Lora Jane Dunmire Rhudy, 85 died May 27th 2015 at the Covington assisted Living Facility in Raleigh, N.C. She was born in Spring Hill, Kan. to Ray Allen Dunmire and Margaret Null Dunmire. Jane was a graduate of Spring Hill schools. She earned a degree in Education from the University of Kansas where Continue Reading


Nancy Marie Jones, 66, of Olathe, KS passed away May 19, 2015 at Olathe Hospice House. Nancy was born Feb. 26, 1949 in Wichita, Kan. to Lloyd and Mary (Cox) Walker. She first taught Sunday School when she was 16 at Bridgeport Friends Church with five little kindergarten boys.  She taught Sunday School from then Continue Reading


  Irene Elaine Kurtz, 83, of Gardner, KS passed away May 13, 2015 at Good Samaritan Center, Olathe, Kan. Irene was born March 25, 1932 in Kansas City, Mo. to Henry Earl and Elizabeth Henrietta (Lesmeister) Sparkes. She moved to Eudora when she was eight and graduated from Eudora High School. Irene married LeRoy Kurtz Continue Reading