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Paul Nelson

Aug 29, 1952 - Nov 22, 2023

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Overland Park, KS

Paul William Nelson, MD, FACS (8/29/1952 -11/22/2023 ) died this week following a battle with Alzheimer’s disease.A well-respected transplant surgeon, Dr. Nelson devoted his life to medicine. After graduating from Dartmouth College, he attended medical school at the University of Kansas, where he first felt called to surgery. He completed his internship and residency at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, then a fellowship in organ transplantation with Mass General Hospit...Read More

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Patricia "Patty" Honas

Apr 12, 1929 - Feb 23, 2024

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Overland Park, KS

Patricia "Patty" Honas, age 94, of Overland Park, Kansas passed away on Friday, February 23, 2024. A visitation for Patricia "Patty" will be held Tuesday, March 12, 2024 from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM at Church of the Holy Cross, 8311 W. 93rd Street, Overland Park, KS 66212. A rosary will occur Tuesday, March 12, 2024 at 10:30 AM, 8311 W. 93rd Street, Overland Park, KS 66212. A mass of christian burial will occur Tuesday, March 12, 2024 at 11:00 AM, 8311 W. 93rd Street, Overland Park, KS 66212. A burial will occur Tuesday, March 12, 2024 at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery, 8321 Quivira Road, Lenexa, KS 66215.

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Irvin Louis Scarlett

Jul 19, 1930 - Feb 26, 2024

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Overland Park, KS

Irvin Louis Scarlett, 93, Gardner, Kansas passed away Monday, February 26, 2024 at Sunrise of Overland Park, Kansas. Cremation with a service at a future date. Condolences may be left at www.brucefuneralhome.comIrvin was born July 19, 1930 in Denison, Kansas to Homer F. and Olive L. (Gilliland) Scarlett. He grew up in Valley Falls, Kansas and was a 1949 graduate of Valley Falls High School. Irvin married Meda C. Blundell on April 6, 1951 in Valley Falls, Kansas. Irvin was a United States Air Force Veteran, serving from 1950-1953. While in the military, he was a parachute technician.After Irvin’s discharge, he owned three different petroleum service companies in Independence, Humboldt and Olathe, Kansas. He was additionally, the assistant manager of Gibson’s Discount Center in Olathe, Kansas. After moving back to Independence, Irvin became an instructor for the Verdigris Valley Vocational school and then retired in 1992 as a purchasing agent for the Montgomery County Highway Department.He was involved in several community organizations, including VFW, Belton, Missouri, Gardner Lion’s Club, Elk City Masonic Lodge and Flying Club, Independence, Kansas. Irvin was a member of the Olathe United Methodist Church, Olathe, Kansas.Irvin was preceded in death by his parents; son Daryl A. Scarlett and brothers: Richard, Warren and Donald Scarlett. He is survived by his wife Meda; sons Dennis Scarlett, Leawood, Kansas and Carlton Scarlett, Gardner, Kansas; five grandchildren; one step-grandchild; 11 great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren and brother Dana Scarlett, Burlington, Kansas.Arrangements: Bruce Funeral Home, 106 S. Center, Gardner, Kansas (913) 856-7111

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Donna J. Hayes

Sep 17, 1936 - Jan 31, 2024

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Overland Park, KS

Donna J. Hayes, 87, Overland Park, KS, passed away peacefully on January 31, 2024 at her home. There will be a Visitation at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Saturday, February 10th, 2024 at St. Pius X Catholic Church, Mission, KS; burial at Floral Hills Cemetery, Kansas City, MO.Donna was born in Kansas City, MO and was a lifelong area resident. She grew up in the grocery business where her father was a butcher and owner of a grocery store in the East Bottoms, Monteil’s Market. She worked at the family store as a cashier and later as a manager at the Monteil’s Market in Overland Park which was owned by her Uncle, Arthur Monteil. She was a long-time member of St. Agnes Catholic Church where her children attended grade school, later attended Cure of Ars and eventually landed at St. Pius X. She was active in the Booster Club and Mother’s Club at Bishop Miege High School where all her children and grandchildren attended high school. Her greatest joys were anything to do with her grandchildren - she rarely missed an event; family weekends at The Lake of The Ozarks, watching KU basketball and Kansas City Chiefs football games; and traveling to various states making sure to visit casinos along the way.Donna was preceded in death by her parents, Louis Sr & Nadine Monteil, husband Robert Crews, husband Jerry Hayes, brother Louis Monteil Jr and great-grandson Noah Crews.She is survived by her four children: son Mike Crews (Elizabeth); son Jim Crews (Kathy); daughter Cathy McConniff (Joe); daughter Terry Orrick (Tom); step-daughter Shelly King; step-daughter Stacey McClure; brother Bill Monteil, six grandchildren - Tommy Orrick, Michelle Portilla (Guillermo), Nicole Thiede (Josh), Bob Crews (Libby), Brett McConniff (Abbey), Emily McConniff (Zach); five great-grandchildren – Anthony Portilla, Damon Portilla, Elena Portilla, Emmett Crews, Annie Crews; four nieces and nephews – Mike Monteil, Beth Knight (Justin), Sue Stewart (Brent), Cindy Ross and seven great-nieces and great-nephews

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Father Robert Rost

May 26, 1948 - Feb 26, 2024

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Overland Park, KS

Father Robert Rost, age 75, of Overland Park, Kansas passed February 26, 2024 at Brookdale of Overland Park. Detailed obituary and service information to be posted when available.

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Erma Lee Glasnapp

Oct 20, 1925 - Jan 27, 2024

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Overland Park, KS

Our mother, Erma Lee Glasnapp, passed away on Saturday evening January 27, 2024, of natural causes. She was born in Kansas City, MO in October 1925 and raised in Iowa near Cedar Rapids by William and Dora Burrell. She married Ensign Raymond Glasnapp, US Navy of Ringsted, IA in February 1946. She raised four children Cheri Wright, Randy (Pam), Larry, and Peggy White. Erma Lee had five grandchildren Erin Wright, Ryan Glasnapp, Sarah Herrington, Xerxes "Z" Herrington III, and Vincent Herrington. Erma Lee enjoyed her four great-grandchildren Renna and Annika Wright-Ghandi, and Xerxes "Jax" and Ezra Herrington. Erma Lee was preceded in death by her parents Will and Dode, husband Raymond and son, Larry.Erma Lee, who also went by her middle name, Lee, worked alongside her husband in their many and varied businesses which included private investigations, dry cleaning shops, venture capital funding, motel management, banking and many more. One of her children commented that her organizational skills were critical to her husband’s and children’s successes. She was a kind and giving person and will be greatly missed by all. She reflected the characteristics of the Solomon’s Proverbs 31 woman, " Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised." In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Parkinson’s disease research. A memorial service will take place on March 17th at 1pm at Trinity Lutheran Church. Following the service, visitation with the family and a luncheon will take place in the Fellowship Hall.

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John Bennett Riley

May 21, 1949 - Jan 19, 2024

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Overland Park, KS

John Bennett Riley, 74, of Overland Park, Kansas, passed away on January 19, 2024, at Overland Park Regional Hospital.John was born to Edmund and Corinne Riley on May 21, 1949, in Omaha, Nebraska. He grew up in Liberty, MO with his three sisters.He graduated from Liberty High School in 1967 and went on to receive his Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Missouri Rolla (now Missouri S&T). It was during his time at Rolla that he met the love of his life, Sally (Shunk) at a sorority party. John married Sally on June 27, 1970 in Springfield, MO. Together, they raised their two sons, Brandon and Travis. John was extremely active in his boys’ lives, leading many Scout adventures, coaching soccer, and attending school activities. He was often deemed the fun dad and relished any opportunity to be goofy. In 2018, John earned his proudest title of grandfather to Bennett. John jumped at every opportunity to exchange knock-knock jokes, play games, shoot hoops, play and watch soccer games, and trade bear hugs with Bennett.John had a successful career as a Mechanical Engineer working for Black & Veatch (B&V) in Overland Park, KS. While at B&V, he returned to school to earn his Master’s Degree from the University of Kansas in 1991. He was active in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).John was involved with the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) since the mid-1990s. He participated in various technical committees, even serving as Chair of the Industrial Air Conditioning Committee. He provided technical input in ASHRAE’s Application Handbook. He participated in various Standards Committees, and even dedicated his free time during his retirement to work on standards that are nationally adopted in the design of industrial facilities. In retirement, John stayed involved in ASME, found a passion for genealogy, enjoyed the Kansas City Lyric Opera, volunteered at the Folly Theater, and attended KC Current, Sporting KC, and Royals games. John submerged himself in the world of roses, becoming very active in the American Rose Society (ARS). He served in various board positions for the Kansas City Rose Society and had been the ARS Central District Director for the past three years. In addition to his own rose garden, he was often helping with the care of the Municipal Rose Garden in Loose Park in Kansas City, MO.John was preceded in death by his parents; his sister and brother-in-law, Sandy and Charlie Tibbets; his brother-in-law Kenneth Shunk.He is survived by his wife, Sally; son Brandon of Overland Park; son Travis (Cara) and grandson Bennett of Olathe, KS; sister Karen (Steve) Powlesland of Tucson, AZ; Robin (Mark) Fulcher of Tucson, AZ; and numerous nieces and nephews.John was a friend to all. He will be missed for his love, his sense of humor, and his constant willingness to give time, energy, and advice to anyone who asked. A Celebration of Life will be held from 2:00pm - 4:00pm on Friday, March 8 at Johnson County Funeral Chapel in Overland Park, KS.In lieu of flowers, memorials can be given to the ASME Foundation, Kansas City PBS, or Kansas City Rose Society.

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Andrew Howard Happ

Jan 08, 1938 - Feb 21, 2024

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Overland Park, KS

Andrew Howard Happ, 86, passed away on February 21, 2024.Howard was born to Andrew and Ellen (Chase) Happ in Palmer, Kansas on January 8, 1938. He graduated from Linn High School in 1956, earned a BS in Education at Emporia State University in 1960, continued his education at Louisiana State University through a National Science Foundation grant and eventually obtained his Master’s degree from Emporia State in 1965.Howard taught for 38 years beginning in Wellington, Kansas in 1960. After three years he moved to Shawnee Mission West high school in Overland Park, KS and continued to teach math for 35 more years retiring from his rewarding career in 1998. During his tenure he coached the Girls High School golf team.He met his one true love, Linda Fluke Happ, at a church Sunday school party. They were happily married for 58 years.In his spare time, Howard loved fishing, golfing and gardening. He competed in the 1977 Bass Masters Classic. He and Linda spent a portion of every summer in Ontario, Canada enjoying north-country fishing adventures starting in the late 1960’s. He was an accomplished gardener as the neighborhood would attest to his amazing tomato harvests.He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Rhea, brother-in-law Calvin Wilgers, and nephew Brad Wilgers.He is survived by wife, Linda, son Drew(Amy Manhart) of Jackson, Wyoming, daughter Renee of Smithville, Missouri, granddaughter Taylor Charbonneau of Lacrosse, WI, granddaughter Lauren Charbonneau, great-grandson Cayden of Smithville, MO, and niece Jayne Wurtz of Greenleaf, KS and great nephews" Jerin Wurtz of Seneca, KS and Chad Wurtz of Washington, KS.He was a lifelong Methodist and a member of Church of the Resurrection Overland Park.His Celebration of Life will be on April 6, 2024 at 11:00 AM at the Church of the Resurrection Overland Park at 8412 W 95th Street.Memorial contributions can be made to the Sunday evening meals program in care of The Church of the Resurrection Overland Park.

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Mason Alexander Thome

Aug 17, 2023 - Feb 25, 2024

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Overland Park, KS

Mason Alexander Thome passed peacefully in the arms of his loving parents on Sunday February 25, 2024. Mason was born on August 17, 2023. During his six short months here on Earth he touched many lives and was loved deeply by family and friends. His life was a brief gift to us that will live on as he is part of the Genomic Answers for Kids. This is a research initiative with the Children's Mercy Research Institute to build a first-of-its-kind pediatric data repository to facilitate the search for answers and novel treatments for pediatric genetic conditions.Mason is the son of Alexander and Delaney Thome of Overland Park, KS. Mason is survived by his twin sister Madison and big sister Riley. His paternal grandparents are Jim and Janice Thome of Overland Park; and maternal grandparents Jeff and Lisa Pieper of Leawood. Mason is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. A visitation will be held from 9:30- 11:am followed by an 11:00am funeral service to celebrate Mason's life on Friday, March 1, 2024 at Church of the Resurrection 13720 Roe, Leawood, KS in the Wesley Chapel. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Children's Mercy Hospital:            Donate to Children's Mercy (childrensmercy.org)  A GoFundMe account has been established for Mason's family:            https://gofund.me/f319abdf

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Walter Allen Matthes

Aug 03, 1945 - Feb 27, 2024

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Overland Park, KS

Walter Allen Matthes, 78, of Lee’s Summit, was born August 3, 1945, in Pleasant Hill, the son of Walter F. and Adabel E. (Roush) Matthes. He departed this life Tuesday, February 27, 2024, at the Advanced Health Care of Overland Park.Allen grew up in Pleasant Hill. While attending school he was an active member of the 4-H Club and the F.F.A. He was a 1963 Pleasant Hill High School graduate.On February 8, 1964, he was united in marriage to Sharon R. Burton at the Hickory Grove Baptist Church near Pleasant Hill. They enjoyed over 60 years of marriage.Allen was employed at Associated Wholesale Grocers for 32 years where he was also a member of the Teamsters. Following retirement, he worked at the Herndon Career Center of Raytown as a Maintenance Supervisor for over 20 years. During the time he worked he also owned and operated his family farm near Pleasant Hill. He was a member of the Hickory Grove Baptist Church. He was Past Master of Cass Lodge #147 Ancient Free and Accepted Masons in Harrisonville and was a 50 year member. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, working outdoors, and was an exceptional cook. He especially enjoyed time spent with family.Allen was preceded in death by his parents; one son, James Matthes; and one grandson, Travis Kanies.He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Renea (and Raj) Matthes Mitra of Lee’s Summit; daughter-in-law, Theresa Matthes of Pleasant Hill; four grandchildren, Pamela (and Nathan) VanMeter, Alex (and Angela) Matthes all of Pleasant Hill, and Jacob Matthes and Teri Kanies both of Lee’s Summit; four great grandchildren, Lillian Matthes, Adonis Matthes, Jax VanMeter, and Lucas VanMeter; his brother, Bill Matthes of Lee’s Summit; other relatives and friends.Visitation will be held 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 2, 2024, at the funeral home.Funeral services will start at 2:00 p.m. with a Masonic Funeral service followed by traditional funeral service with Pastor Mark Conway officiating. Interment will be in the Strasburg Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Masonic Home of Missouri and may be sent in care of the funeral home.Oline condolences may be sent to the family at www.StanleyEdenburn.comArrangements: Stanley-Edenburn Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong St., Pleasant Hill, Missouri 64080 (816) 540-5550

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Charlotte Frank

Jan 30, 1923 - Feb 19, 2024

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Overland Park, KS

"Charlotte Frank, 101, of Overland Park, died Monday, February 19, 2024. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, February 26 at Rose Hill Cemetery, 6900 Troost Ave, KCMO. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Great Plains SPCA, 5428 Antioch Drive, Merriam, KS 66202. Charlotte was born in Dortmund, Germany to the late Louis and Gerda Baum. She immigrated to Kansas City, MO via Cuba in 1940. She married the late Larry J. Frank in 1947, and was a lifelong Johnson County, Kansas resident. Charlotte loved her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She enjoyed needlepointing and crocheting, and her beloved dachshunds. She was preceded in death by her husband, Larry J. Frank and son-in-law Wesley Cain. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Jackie and Bruce Klein; her daughter, Debbie Cain; four grandchildren, Elayne and Josh Klein, Stacy Heinen and Jeremy Cain, as well as five great grandchildren, Justin and Max Klein; and Madeline, Nick, and Luke Heinen."

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