August 30, 2015

Local funeral director installed as head of association

Shane Brown, Gardner, was installed as the President-Elect of the Kansas Funeral Directors Association (KFDA) during a convention in Topeka last month.
Brown and his family own Bruce Funeral Homes in Gardner and Spring Hill. He bachelor’s degree in history …

City vacates alley for funeral home

Mark Taylor
The Gardner City Council vacated an alley Aug. 6 that will allow for a parking lot expansion for Bruce Funeral Home.
Council members were told that neighboring residents will still have access to the alley via an …

Funeral home re-zoning crosses hurdle

Mark Taylor
The Gardner City Council approved a re-zoning request for Bruce Funeral Home on June 18.
The re-zoning includes the removal of two existing single residences and the addition of a 54-space parking lot and a three-car garage …

Funeral home, neighbors face off

Danedri Thompson
The neighborhood showdown isn’t over, but round one is complete.
Park Street residents expressed their concern about Bruce Funeral Home’s plans to build a 54-space parking lot on the northwest corner of Park and Center Streets.
The …

Bruce Funeral Homes secures $1,000 grant

Through their relationship with York Casket Company, Shirley Brown Van Arsdale and Bruce Funeral Homes have secured a $1,000 grant for Gillis Center an area non-profit.
Gillis helps several children from Gardner, Eudora, Spring Hill and De Soto every year. …

Mark Allen Haubein

Mark Allen Haubein, 56, of Spring Hill, passed away at his home June 1, 2011.
Mark was born Jan. 2, 1955, in Warrensburg, Mo., to Theodore and Marilyn Jean (Horton) Haubein. He grew up in Shawnee Mission, graduating from Shawnee …

Nancy June Moore

Nancy June Moore, 64, beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister and aunt, went to be with her Lord and Savior on June 2, 2011, from her home in Gardner.
Nancy was born on June 2, 1947 to Sam and June Scott …

Donald Richard Moll

Donald Richard Moll, 71, of Baldwin City passed away June 3, 2011, at Olathe Medical Center.
Don was born May 29, 1940, in De Soto, Kan., to Kenneth G. and Garnett Arlean (Warsop) Moll. He attended Gardner High School and …

Raymond Joseph Gerdes

Raymond Joseph Gerdes, Sr., 52, passed away from cancer on June 12, 2010, at Olathe Medical Center.

Raymond was born Sept. 18, 1957, in Worthington, Minn., to Alfred and Marlene Gerdes.

He married Ruth Kiner on Dec. 5, 1975, in …

Michael Joseph Youngken

Michael Joseph Youngken, 62, of Gardner passed away June 12, 2010, at Olathe Medical Center.

Michael was born Aug.1, 1947, in Philadelphia, Pa., to Joseph Vrbonic and Ida Youngken.

He married Belinda Kay Church on June 5, 1987, in Wichita, …