April 24, 2014

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 …

Norma Jean Swanson


SwansonNorma Jean Swanson, 80, of Gardner, passed away Jan. 7, 2014 at Olathe Medical Center.
Norma was born Dec. 5, 1933 in Kansas City, Kan., to Robley D. and Anne Guillaume Evans. She grew up in Kansas City, Kan., graduating …

Mabel I. Shippy

Mabel I. Shippy, 88, of Gardner, Kan., passed away Jan. 6, 2014, at her home.

Mabel was born March 8, 1925 in Clinton, Mo. to Harry B. and Floy Irene (Hunter) Kennedy. She grew up in Pleasant Hill, Mo.

Mabel …

Anna Lee Smith

Anna Lee Smith, 86, of Gardner, passed away Dec. 22, 2013 at Olathe Medical Center.

Anna was born Oct. 23, 1927 in Gardner to Edward Cornelius and Etta Estella (Stanley) Dolisi. She was a 1945 graduate of Gardner High School. …

Robert “Bob” O. “Red” Ellis

Robert “Bob” O. “Red” Ellis, 90, of Gardner, passed away Dec. 16, 2013 at Vintage Park.

Robert was born March 5, 1923 in Cuba, Ill. to Carl Miller and Winnie Flow (Harris) Ellis. He grew up in Illinois, graduating from …

Frances Miriam “Mimi” Hosch

Frances Miriam “Mimi” Hosch, 94, of Gardner, passed away Dec. 10, 2013. After a long struggle with Alzheimers’, she is now at peace with her Lord.
Mimi was born Nov. 22, 1919 to William Pierce and Edyth Fern (Smalley) Spence …

Charles Alva Paul

Charles Alva Paul, 78, of Gardner, passed away Dec. 3, 2013 at Olathe Medical Center.

A memorial service will be held 3 p.m., Dec. 10, 2013 at Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, KS (913)856-7111. Private inurnment will be held at Pleasant …

Martha Loretta Smith


Martha Loretta Smith, 72, of Gardner, Kan., passed away Dec. 2, 2013.

Loretta was the tenth of twelve children born to the late Stephen and Louise (Weaver) Smith, on June 10, 1941, in Swifton, Ark.

She graduated from Swifton High …

Helen Irene Hartegan


Helen Irene Hartegan, 97, of Gardner, passed away Dec. 2, 2013 at Olathe Medical Center.

Helen was born Jan. 25, 1916 in Oglesby, Okla. to Oliver O and Edna (Pugh) Topping. She graduated from Ramona High School where she was …

Dorothy Evelyn McKean

Dorothy Evelyn McKean, 88, of Gardner, passed away Nov. 30, 2013 at Kansas City Hospice House.

Dorothy was born Dec. 9, 1924 in Nortonville, Kan. to Cecil Raymond and Ethyl Faye (Green) Perkins. She grew up in Iola where she …