Genevieve M. "Jennie" Cheatham
CHEATHAM Genevieve M. "Jennie" Cheatham, 81, of Shawnee, Kan., our loving mother, wife, grandmother and great grandmother, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, September 19, 2007. Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Saturday at the Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee, with burial in Shawnee Mission Memory Gardens. Visitation will be 10-11 a.m. Saturday, at the Chapel. Jennie was born in Kansas City, Mo. and lived in Shawnee, Kan. most of her life. She was employed by Macy's Department Store for 25 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Shawnee and a graduate of the Menninger Bible Course. She was also an avid volunteer for many church activities including vacation bible school and St. Mary's food kitchen. Survivors include her husband of 63 years, N. Flem Cheatham, Sr.; two sons, N. Flem Jr. and his wife, Vesta Cheatham, Bill and his wife, Karen Cheatham; a daughter, Brenda and her husband, Gregg Amos; seven grandchildren, Aaron Cheatham, Randy Cheatham, Chris Cheatham, Ashley Harms, Megan Amos, Melissa Amos and Parker Amos; and four great grandchildren. The Family would like to express their gratitude to the Sweet Life of Shawnee at Rosehill and Odyssey Hospice for the wonderful care they provided. The family suggests contributions to the Heart of America Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association or Odyssey Hospice.
Jeanne L. VanHercke
Jeanne L. VanHercke, 84, Shawnee, KS passed away Friday, September 21, 2007 at Shawnee Gardens Nursing Center, Shawnee, KS. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 AM, Monday, Sept. 24 at the St. Joseph Catholic Church; burial in the St. Joseph Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-7 PM, Sunday at the Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee, where a rosary recitation will be at 5:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to either, St. Joseph Catholic Church, 5901 Flint, Shawnee, KS 66203 or Catholic Charities, 2220 Central, Kansas City, KS 66101.
Jeanne was born Feb. 14, 1923 in Kansas City, MO to Camiel and Mary (VanOost) Braet. In 1958, Jeanne began working part-time at the Shawnee State Bank. After 29 years she retired in 1988 as vice president. Jeanne was an active member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. She was active in St. Margaret’s Circle, Keenagers and the Altar Society at the church. She was also a past member of the Belgium-American Club.
Jeanne was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters. Survivors include her husband, Edward VanHercke, of the home; son Gary VanHercke and his wife, Angie, Lenexa, KS; daughter, Jan Soetaert and her husband, Rick, Shawnee, KS; sister, Eva VanNieuwenhuyse, Merriam, KS; five grandchildren, Denise, Kristin, Jennifer, Matt and Gina; five great grandchildren, Jacob, Matthew, Riley, Nick and Luke; and many nieces and nephews.
DOROTHY M. HARNETT
Dorothy M. Harnett, 89, Olathe, Ks passed away Sunday, Sept. 23, 2007. Services will be 10;00 A.M., Thursday, Sept. 27, 2007, at the Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee with burial at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Kansas City, KS. Visitation Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M.
Mrs. Harnett was born in Kansas City, MO. She was a plant manager for Wee Winnie Wearables. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Genevieve Jester. Survivors include her husband, Maurice Harnett of Olathe, KS; a son, Fred Hand of Shawnee, KS; 5 grandchildren, Harold Edward Jester, William Earl Jester, Jordon Hillary Hand, Gunnar Hauser Hand and Hayden Benjamin Hand; 5 great grandchildren.
MERLE LEROY KUEKER
Merle LeRoy Kueker, 84, Merriam, KS passed away Sunday, September 23, 2007 at Delmar Gardens of Overland Park. Funeral services will be Wednesday, Sept. 26 at the Trinity Lutheran Church; interment in the Resurrection Cemetery Mausoleum. Friends may call from 1-2:00 PM, Wednesday at the church. Memorial contribution may be made to either Trinity Lutheran Church, 5601 W. 62nd St., Mission, KS 66202 or the Blue Mountain Project in Jamaica, c/o Denise Jefferson, Gordon Town P.O., St. Andrew, Jamaica, West Indies.
Merle was born Oct. 8, 1922 in Sweet Springs, MO to Louis and Martha (Kurtz) Kueker. He was a veteran of the US Navy and the battle of Le Tai Gulf. On June 29, 1947 in a double weding, Merle married Betty L. Meyer and Betty’s brother Virgil married Merle,s cousin, Alleen in Sweet Springs, MO. Merle was employed with Southwestern Bell for 35 years, retiring as an engineer in 1984 and was a member of the Telephone Co. Pioneers. Merle and Betty were past members of Zion Lutheran Church for 47 years and currently are active members of Trinity Lutheran Church. He enjoyed bowling, fishing, woodworking and gardening. Merle was preceded in death by his parents, cousin and brother-in-law. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Betty of the home; two sons, Terry Kueker and his wife, Lori, Overland Park, KS and Gregory Kueker and his wife, Lynn, Kansas City, MO; granddaughter Ashley Kittle and her husband, Dan, Jamaica; niece Carol Dana and nephew, John Meyer.
CAROLE KRISTIN JONES
C. Kristin Jones, 63, Shawnee, KS passed away Saturday, September 22, 2007 at the Overland Park Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be 1:00 PM, Wednesday, Sept. 26 at the Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee; burial in Pleasant View Cemetery. Friends may call from 12-1:00 PM, at the chapel.
Kris was born Jan. 4, 1944 in St.Joseph, MO to Kenneth and Louise E. (Boomer) Van De Veer. She earned her BA degree in Business Administration at Emporia State University. After working at Hallmark, Kris worked at Business Mens Assurance for 25 years, retiring in 1994. She is survived by her husband, Al Jones of the home; step-daughter, Kim McCarty, Plattsburg, MO; step-son, Scott C. Jones, Prior Lake, MN; two brothers, Kenneth L. Van De Veer, Jr., The Villages, FL and Willard A. Van De Veer, Overland Park, KS; and two grandchildren, Tyler and Emma Jean Jones.
MARY CECELIA (MAY) STOCKTON
Mary C. Stockton, 95, Roeland Park, KS passed away peacefully Thursday, February 24, 2005 at Shawnee Gardens Nursing Center where she had been since January 7, 2005. A funeral mass will be held at 10 AM, Monday, February 28, 2005 at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 5601 Woodson, Mission, KS. Burial in St. John’s Cemetery, Kansas City, KS. Visitation will be from 5-7 PM at the Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee, with a rosary at 6:30 PM. The family suggests contributions to Catholic Charities Hospice.
Mary was born November 6, 1909 to Edward and Elizabeth (Richardson) Lohr. She was a former member of Blessed Sacrament in Kansas City, KS and a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Stockton in 1992; sister Helen Lohr; and brothers, Edward and Harry Lohr. She is survived by her son, Bill Stockton (Kathy), Shawnee, KS and daughter Helen Downing (Jim), Roeland Park, KS; and sister-in-law, Edna Lohr; five grandchildren, Michael Stockton, Amy Stockton, Jay Downing (Joyce), Jon Downing (Becky), and Anne Kemp (Michael); and four great grandchildren, Emma, Anna and Jacob Downing and Addison Kemp who lovingly called her ‘Grandma Wheels’(Arrangements, Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee 913-631-5566)
JOHN J. SYKES
John J. Sykes, Overland Park, KS passed away Thursday, February 24, 2005 at Manor Care Health Services. Funeral services will be 10:30 AM, Monday, February 28, 2005, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Visitation will be held Sunday, February 27, 2005 from 2-5 PM at Amos Family Chapel of Lenexa. Cremation.
John is survived by his wife Shirlee of the home, his daughter Patricia Fliginger and her husband Brent, two sons John Jr. and his wife Anne, Kevin and his wife Patricia, his sister Constance Smigla and brother Leonard Skirock, and six grandchildren.