February 7, 2016

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 from the University of Kansas and a mortuary science degree from Kansas City Kansas Community Continue Reading

City vacates alley for funeral home

Mark Taylor mtaylor@gardnrenews.com 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 easement granted to the city. The council in June approved a re-zoning request for the Continue Reading

Funeral home re-zoning crosses hurdle

Mark Taylor mtaylor@gardnrenews.com 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 on Park Street. The approval is subject to three conditions recommended by the planning commission Continue Reading

Funeral home, neighbors face off

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com 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 plans would eliminate two homes and install an asphalt parking lot and a three-car garage Continue Reading

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. Some children travel every day to Gillis Center for specialized treatment for trauma symptoms or Continue Reading

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 Mission North High School. Mark married Cheryl L. Talkin on June 19, 1976, in Kansas Continue Reading

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 in Chanute, KS. She married Ted Moore on March 2, 1968. They raised two daughters, Continue Reading

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 moved to Colorado in 1974. Don married Estella M. Hoke on May 14, 1984, in Continue Reading

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 Sioux Falls, S.D. For the past 10 years he was the General Superintendent for Garney Continue Reading

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, Kan.  They lived in Wichita before moving to Gardner 23 years ago. He retired as director Continue Reading