April 30, 2011
Saman Yothphoy, age 65, of Kansas City, Kansas, passed away April 30, 2011.
Funeral service will be 1:00 pm, Saturday, May 7, 2011, at the Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee. Cremation will follow the service.
April 30, 2011
Esther Kennaugh Terrill, 96, was born October 23, 1914, in Lawrence, Kansas, and died April 30, 2011.
She was the daughter of Rev. Charles M. Kennaugh and Edith Mann Kennaugh. She lived in the Argentine area of Kansas City, Kansas, for 71 years. She was an active member and leader of several organizations including P.E.O., Eastern Star, True Kindred, Washington Study Club, Women’s Society of Christian Service and Cancer Action. When her children were young, she was active in P.T.A., Cub and Boy Scouts, Bluebird and Campfire Girls, and Job’s Daughters. She was a lifelong Methodist and a devoted member of Metropolitan Avenue United Methodist Church for over 70 years. She was a homemaker most of her life, but worked part time at the Want Ad Department of the Kansas City Star from 1959 – 1979.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Curtis A. Terrill (1987), two sons, Charles Willis (1936) and George Irvin (1939), and her brother, Rev. Robert Q. Kennaugh (1995). She is survived by one son, Rev. Robert A. Terrill (Judy); one daughter, Martha Ann Terrill King (Fred); 8 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and 1 great, great grandchild.
For their dedicated and loving care, the family would like to thank Homestead of Olathe Assisted Living and Catholic Community Hospice.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Metropolitan Avenue United Methodist Church, 3730 Metropolitan Avenue, Kansas City, Kansas 66106 or to Catholic Community Hospice, 9740 W. 87th Street, Overland Park, Kansas 66212.
Visitation and Funeral Service
Visitation will be from 10-11:00 a.m., Friday, May 6, 2011, at Metropolitan Avenue United Methodist Church, 3730 Metropolitan Avenue, Kansas City, Kansas 66106. Funeral service will follow at 11:00 a.m. Burial in Maple Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, Kansas.
April 30, 2011
Leta Ann Flaggard, age 58, of Overland Park, Kansas, died on April 30, 2011 surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle against cancer.
Leta was born November 13, 1952, in Quincy, Illinois. She was the daughter of the late Viola M. and Jessie F. Graham o f Kansas City, Kansas.
Leta is survived by her three loving daughters: Ruth A. Peter (Craig) of Johnson County, Rhonda S. Pennington (Jason) of Johnson County, and Renee S. Baze (Derek) of Wyandotte County. Leta was blessed to have seven grandchildren: Jessica A. Pennington, Jacob A. Kurtzman, Courtney K. Kurtzman, Kyle R. Pennington, Taylor J. Pennington, Dalton J. Baze, Mattie L. Peter and one great grandchild” Peyton M. Kurtzman. Leta was also survived by three loving sisters: Janice K. Close, Pamela E. Baker (Tom), Sandra K. Moore; a loving brother, Jesse F. Graham; and a loving stepmother, Judy A . Graham. Leta was blessed with many lifelong friends who will miss her greatly.
She spent her life devoted to helping others as a nurse. She was a great role model for her daughters and a dedicated loving grandmother. Leta’s wisdom, courage, and strength will proceed on in the hearts of her family and friends.
Visitation and Funeral Service
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, May 5, 2011, at the Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee. Funeral service will be 10 a.m., Friday, May 6, 2011, at the chapel. Burial will follow at Shawnee Mission Memory Gardens.
April 24, 2011
Cheryl Burton-Bush, 64, of North Kansas City, Missouri, passed away at the home of her daughter in Shawnee, Kansas, on Sunday, April 24, 2011, after a long battle with cancer.
Cheryl was preceded in death by her mother, Bernice Burton. She is survived by her husband Harold Bush, Kansas City, Missouri; father Bill (Susie) Burton, Bozeman, Montana; two daughters Angie McCormick, Shawnee, Kansas and Michelle (Curtis) Nave, Olathe, Kansas; step-daughter Tania (Nick) Motto, O’Fallon, Missouri; three sons Tom (Heather) McAnerney, Shawnee, Kansas, Mike McAnerney, Kansas City, Missouri, and Scott (Brandi) Newman, Shawnee, Kansas; step-son Aaron (Jenny) Bush, Kearney, Missouri; sisters Linda (Bob) Zindler, Desoto, Kansas and Diane (John) Doolin, Shawnee, Kansas; sister in law Angela (Bud) Denner, Redondo Beach, California; brothers Don (Bev) Burton, Wichita, Kansas and Gary ( Mary) Burton, Pekin, Illinois; brother in law Allen Bush; 17 grandchildren, and 1 great grandchild.
The family suggests memorial contributions to Leukemia Lymphoma Society, 6811 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Suite 202, Mission, Kansas 66202 or online at www.leukemia-lymphoma.org
Memorial Service will be at 12:00 p.m., Saturday, April 30, 2011, at Crossroads Christian Church, 5855 Renner Road, Shawnee, Kansas 66217.
April 19, 2011
Kenneth Morgan Taylor, 85 of Lenexa, passed away Tuesday, April 19, 2011.
Ken was born May 17, 1925, to the late Huel and Almar Taylor in Comanche, Oklahoma. He served in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II. Ken married Roma M. Stayton on June 14, 1973. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Religion from Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho. Ken worked for Honeywell, formerly the Bendix Corporation as a Fabrication Technician for over 33 years before retiring in 1991. He was an active member of the Antioch Church of the Nazarene where he served for several years as a board member, caretaker and was active with the children’s ministry at the church.
Ken is preceded in death by his first wife Martha; daughter, Bonnie Wiese; three sisters; and four brothers.
Ken is survived by his loving wife Roma, of 38 years; three daughters, Joyce Ball and husband Ken, Gina Tanner and husband Anthony, and Joy Tallant; two sons, Glenn Taylor and wife Becky and Dean Stayton; three grandchildren, Laura Ball, John Ball, and Ryan Wiese; and a sister, Lula Mae Riggle.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Kansas City Rescue Mission, 1520 Cherry Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64108-1530.
Visitation and Services
Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 22, 2011, at the Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee. Funeral Service will be 2 p.m., Saturday, April 23, 2011, at Antioch Church of the Nazarene, 7600 Antioch Road, Overland Park, Kansas 66204. Burial with military honors will follow at Antioch Pioneer Cemetery.
April 19, 2011
Corliss A. Marriott, 58, of Merriam, Kansas, passed away April 19, 2011.
She was born October 23, 1952 in Kansas City, Missouri, to James and Jeane (Leslie) Harley. She graduated from Shawnee Mission West High School in 1971. Corliss was united in marriage to her husband of 40 years, Bob Marriott. Together they had four children. They also owned and operated Marriott Appliance Service for 22 years. Later she was a Home Economist for several appliance manufacturers.
Corliss is survived by her husband Bob; children, Melissa Strunk (Brenden), Tina Yount (Doug), Rob Marriott, and Angela Nielsen (Greg); and six grandchildren, Cassie, Nicholas, Robby, Samantha, Hunter, and A.J.
Corliss will be deeply missed by her loving family, friends and wiener dogs, Bonbon and Chifle.
Visitation and Funeral Service
A visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m., Monday, April 25, 2011, at the Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee. A Mass will be 1:00 pm, Tuesday, April 26, 2011, at the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Shawnee, Kansas, with burial following in Resurrection Cemetery, Lenexa, Kansas.
April 18, 2011
Emma A. Russell, 87, a loving wife, mother of four sons, Robert Thomas, William, and James, and grandmother to three granddaughters, passed away April 18, 2011.
Emma was born June 25, 1923 in South Chicago, Illinois,m to Anton and Anna Slobodnik. She was united in marriage to her husband of 64 years Robert C. Russell.
She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church for 63 years.
The family suggests donations to St. Joseph Catholic Church, 5901 Flint, Shawnee, Kansas 66203.
Visitation and Funeral Service
A visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m., Monday, April 25, 2011, at the Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee. A Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 26, 2011, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Shawnee, Kansas. Burial will follow the service in St. Joseph Cemetery, Shawnee, Kansas.
April 17, 2011
Matthew Hambelton Williams, 35, of Lenexa, KS passed away Sunday, April 17, 2011. Matt is survived by his wife, Amanda and his children Lillian, Madilyn, Franklin, Alex, Rachel and Caleigh, his parents Richard and Cassandra, and sister, Christina. Matt is also survived by grandparents Gene and Martha Williams and Wilma Hambelton, his mother and father-in-law, Jo Ann and George Armstrong and brother-in-law George T. Armstrong. He was preceded in death by his grandfather William Hambelton.
Matt was born in St. Louis, Missouri. He was a 1993 graduate of Shawnee Mission West High School. He attended the University of Kansas, earned his Bachelors degree from De Vry University, and worked as a Network Sales Engineer. Matt was a spirited husband, father and son, and will be lovingly missed and remembered.
Matt loved the outdoors – camping, boating, Lake of the Ozarks, water and snow skiing and Montana. He loved to do landscape gardening. He was a Boy Scout and prided himself in always “Being Prepared” and always had a tool for everything. Matt also fancied himself quite the cook, with experience from his days at the Hen House Bakery and Soup Exchange, to his excellent bar-b-que. He had a wonderful mechanical ability, and loved science and all things new and cutting edge. Matt attacked all of these interests with a vengeance – devoured information on every subject, always wanting to learn.
Matt was also a musician. He loved his trumpet and played in both the SM West and the University of Kansas marching bands. His musical tastes were very eclectic – everything from his Grandpa’s old albums, classical music and jazz, 60’s classic rock n’ roll, Bob Marley, and Pink Floyd to his daughter’s favorite band, My Chemical Romance. He loved vinyl, and wouldn’t give up his turn table. His first concert was the Monkees, and from then on there was nothing he liked better than live music.
Matt was a huge Chicago Bear’s fan and never forgot the exciting times of the 1985 Super Bowl. He was a proud Jayhawk. We can’t forget Matt’s fascination with anything with “wheels” and his “need for speed”. Many of you know him by the nickname of “Crash.” He’d been going to the Indy 500 every year since he was 7 with the Chicago neighborhood dads and sons. He lived in Hazelwood, a suburb of St. Louis, in Bolingbrook, IL, a suburb of Chicago and finally made his home here in Lenexa.
Visitation will be Friday, April 22, 2011 from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm at Amos Family Funeral Home, Shawnee, KS. Funeral services will be on Saturday, April 23, 2011 at 10:00 am at Amos Family Funeral Home, followed by internment at Maple Hill Cemetery in Kansas City, KS.
Donations in Matt’s memory may be made to “Matt Williams’ Family Fund”, Think Mutual Bank, Box 7437, Rochester, MN 55903-9894 for his children’s education.
April 14, 2011
James B. Dudley, passed into the arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, April 14, 2011, after a courageous and dignified battle with blindness and Alzheimer’s disease.
The second son of Bruce E. and Alice (Fling) Dudley, Jim was born in Oklahoma City, on September 10, 1924. As a young red headed boy, his family moved to Kansas City where Jim would make his home for the rest of his life, graduating from Paseo High School in 1942. A lifelong love of travel was developed at an early age through family vacations. At age 18, Jim joined the Navy and served in WWII as a torpedo man on the USS Barton for 3 years, seeing action at Iwo Jima, Okinawa, and Normandy.
After the war, Jim returned to Lawrence, Kansas and leveraged the GI Bill to earn an Engineering Degree from KU. He was certified as a Professional Engineer and worked for JF Pritchard on the Plaza for 33 years. While there, he met, courted and married Waneta Schroder and they remained devoted partners for 56 years. As the family grew, Jim personally designed and built their dream home in Overland Park. He spent the next few decades modifying and enhancing it, as he was the consummate handyman. Jim and Waneta were among the first members of Valley View United Methodist Church and enjoyed traveling and camping throughout the United States.
Jim’s career was thriving, sending him many times to Europe, Africa, Australia and Asia. He was a lifelong learner and loved to read history and biographies.
Jim is survived by his wife and children Julia (Angel) Rivera and Joe (Cathy) Dudley and grandchildren Craig Dudley, Stephanie Dudley and Jaime Rivera. He is preceded in death by his parents and brother Ray.
The family suggests donations be made to Valley View United Methodist Church, 8412 W 95th Street, Overland Park, Kansas 66212.
Visitation and Memorial Service
A visitation will be held from 2:00-3:00 p.m., Sunday, April 17, 2011, at Valley View United Methodist Church. A memorial service will follow at 3:00 p.m.
April 12, 2011
Chad Glenn Farrell, 39, of Overland Park, passed away Tuesday evening, April 12, 2011, in Kansas City, Kansas.
Chad was born March 3, 1972, in Kansas City, Missouri. Chad graduated from Miami-Dade College with an Associate’s degree in Psychology and Literature. Chad was ordained as a Baptist minister on December 13, 2009, from the First Baptist Church of Hialeah Gardens. Chad recently returned to the Kansas City area after 19 years in the Miami, Florida area. He worked at Kansas City Community Center as a Drug and Alcohol Abuse Counselor.
Chad is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Glenn and Martha Pratt. He is survived by his mother, Glenda; his father, Larry Farrell and wife Cathy; his beloved Jonni Hastings; an aunt, June; two uncles, Kelsey and Wayne; two great aunts, Ethel Cooper, and Bernice Fee and husband George; great uncle Roscoe West; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Kansas City Community Center, 1730 Prospect Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri 64127.
Visitation and Celebration of Life Service
Visitation will be 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 16, 2011, at the Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee. A Celebration of Chad’s life will follow the visitation at 12:30 p.m. at the funeral home.