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 Greeley, Colo. He was a superintendent for the Evans (Colo.) Public Works Dept., retiring in 1994.
They moved back to Kansas in 1995 and lived on the Moll family farm in rural Olathe. In 2003 they moved to the Baldwin City area.
Don had a gift for gab and was quite a story teller. He was a lifetime member of the Evans Optimist club, a Mason in Greeley, a private pilot, a “world class” fisherman, and a fantastic wood craftsman. He enjoyed riding and taking care of horses. He will be deeply missed by family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother John Martin Moll, III. Don is survived by his wife Estella of the home; adult children Sandra K. Carrell and Douglas Moll, both of Camdenton, Mo.; three grandchildren; brother Kenneth G. Moll, Jr. and sister-in-law Pat of Olathe; two nieces and two nephews.
Memorial service will be 7 p.m. Friday, June 10, 2011, at Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, KS, 913 856-7111. Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. Friday before the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Kansas State University Equine Medical Center. Condolences may be sent to
William Arthur Tunison
William Arthur “Bill” Tunison, 64, of Olathe passed away June 4, 2011, at his home.
Bill was born May 31, 1947, in Gardner to Arthur Nellis and Nellie Frances (Dunn) Tunison. He graduated from Gardner High School in 1965. After high school he served in the United States Navy during Vietnam.
Bill married Terri L. Lattner on Oct. 12, 1971, in Las Vegas, and they lived in Olathe. Bill loved his work, being the owner, operator and master plumber for A Backhoe Co. Inc., an excavating construction company, since 1983, retiring in 2010. He was a member of the Gardner Presbyterian Church and the American Legion of Olathe. He leaves behind many dear, close friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents. Bill is survived by his wife Terri of the home; daughter Katie Tunison of Dallas; and brothers Bob Tunison of Spring Hill and Joseph Tunison of Gladstone, Mo.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project. Their website is
Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 9, 2011, at Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, KS, (913)856-7111. Private family graveside inurnment will follow at a later date.
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