Villa Cornwell, 91, Overland Park, KS passed away Thursday, Feb. 17, 2005 at The Indian Meadows Nursing Center. Graveside services will be held 10:30 AM, Tuesday, Feb 22, 2005 at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be sent to St. Mark’s United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Cornwell was born Sept. 22, 1913 to John and Rosetta Duncan in Scott City, Kansas. She was united in marriage on June 6, 1930 to Raymon Cornwell. She was a member of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by husband Raymon. She is survived by three daughters; Anna Westfall of OP, KS, Clara Pyles of Grain Valley, MO and Zelma Lary of KC, KS. two sons; Leroy Cornwell of Raymore, MO, and Thomas Cornwell of Lee’s Summit, MO. She also leaves behind 11 Grandchildren, 14 Great-grandchildren and 1Great-greatgrandchild.
KENNETH “KEN” JAMES MORRIS
Ken Morris, 56, Shawnee, Ks passed away Wed. Feb. 16, 2005, at Shawnee Mission Medical Center. Services will be 11:00 AM Saturday, Feb. 19, 2005 at the Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee with Visitation 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Friday at the Chapel with burial at the Oakland Cemetery, Montezuma, IN. In lieu of flowers the family request that contributions may be made to the Charity of Choice.
Ken received a BS in Chemistry from Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN. He was a director with the KC Chapter of NAIC and V.P. of the Computer Group of NAIC, and active member of the Kansas A.N.A., and a member of St Michael and All Angeles Episcopal Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roger and Thelma Morris and twin sister Kathy Rauckman.
Survivors include his wife, Suzanne three daughters, Richelle Carlisle of Beverly, MA, Sara Anne and Emily Marie Morris both of the home; two brothers, Larry Morris Folsom, CA and John Morris Anderson, IN; two grandchildren Mackenzie and Bailey Carlisle and many nieces and nephews.
CLELIA MURIEL BOUCHER
Clelia M. Boucher, 85 of Shawnee, KS passed away February 16, 2005 at Shawnee Mission Medical Center. Gravesides services will be held 10:00 am. Saturday at Mt Washington Cemetery. Friends may call Friday February 18, 2005 from 6-7:30 PM at The Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee. In lieu of flowers family suggest memorial contributions be given to the Merriam Christian Church.
Clelia was born January 9, 1919 to Alfred and Helen Stroud in Kansas City, KS. She was a co-owner of Shawnee Appliance with her husband Dick from 1961-1981. She was a member of The Merriam Christian Church. She is survived by her husband Dick of the home; two daughters, Sandra Beck and Sheryl Horwedel; two sons, Alfred Strohm and Ronald Boucher; a sister Donna Norman; a brother-in-law, Robert Watson; 8 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
LILY C. BUSH
Lily C. Bush, 89, of Shawnee, KS, passed away, Tuesday, February 15, 2005 at Garden Terrace of Overland Park. Services will be 1 p.m., Friday, February 18 at the Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee with burial in Chapel Hill memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 6 – 7 p.m., Thursday at the chapel.
Mrs. Bush was born in Kansas City, KS. She worked at Swift Meat Co. and later for Woolworth and Woolco Department Stores. She was a member of Bristol Hill United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Bush and a daughter, Ruth Venard. Survivors include a daughter, Betty Snider, of Shawnee, KS; two grandchildren, Staci Nipko and Mark Snider; three great grandchildren, Dakota William Nipko, Cheyenne Elizabeth Nipko and Chayton James Nipko.
JOYCE MYRTLE HOLTER
Joyce M. Holter, 65, Kansas City, MO was welcomed home by her heavenly father on Monday, Feb 14, 2005 at Delmar Gardens of Lenexa, KS. She was born on July 18, 1939 to Amzie and Pearl Mackes in Allentown, PA. She graduated from Govenor Miffin High School in Shillington PA and moved to Kansas City in 1962. She was a loving mother and grandmother; always willing to lend a hand to a friend, family or stranger—she always gave from her heart! She was a cleaning lady and nanny for many loving families over the years. Joyce was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, National Rifle Association, Docent at the Alexander Majors Museum, member of the Republican Campaign Committee and avid Rush Limbaugh fan. She is survived by her mother, Pearl Mackes, one daughter; Cynthia Sims and husband Andy Sims, two sons; Dan Holter and wife, Mary Holter, and son Dean Holter; three grandchildren; Danielle and Samantha Holter and Tyler Sims. Memorial services will be held 3 PM Monday, February 21, 2005 at the Heartland Church, 8301 Lamar. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Shepherd Center of Waldo, Hospice of Kansas; Angel Flight and the Heartland Church.
GAYLE MARIE HUNTER
Gayle Hunter, 88, Kansas City, KS passed away February 13, 2005 at Providence Medical Center. Graveside services will be at 3:00 PM, Thursday, February 17, 2005 at Antioch Cemetery. Visitation from 2-2:30 PM Thursday, at the Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee.
LESLIE W. DOBBINS
Leslie W. Dobbins, age 69, founder and CEO of Numerical Control Support, Inc died February 13th in his sleep while on a ski trip in Dillon, Colorado.
Les was born April 06, 1935 in Linn, Kansas to the late Robert E and Hazel Baker Dobbins. He graduated from East High School in Kansas City, Missouri and later worked as a machinist for Westinghouse Jet Engine Plant, Twin City Tool & Die and Growth Industries. In 1974, Les, along with his wife Mary, founded Numerical Control Support, Inc in their basement with one machine which has grown over 30 years to a 50,000 square foot facility, gaining a reputation as a premier high tech, precision manufacturer in the Midwest, serving aerospace, electronic and food industries. Les and his company have been featured in many trade publications and recognized by Fortune 500 companies for their excellence in quality, innovative technology and customer satisfaction. In 2000, former Kansas Governor Graves praised NCS’s contribution to Kansas industry.
Les met his best friend and wife of 52 years when they both worked at Parkview Drugs soda fountain. They later created an antique soda fountain in their home where they enjoyed entertaining family and friends. He was known for the best malt in Kansas City by those fortunate enough to sample his work. Les was an adventurous man who loved nature and enjoyed working outdoors, traveling, canoeing and skiing. He loved his family dearly and taught life’s most valuable lessons by quiet example.
Les was an active member of First Baptist Church of Shawnee, where he previously served as a deacon, youth leader and college-age leader. He was also a member of the Kansas Chamber of Commerce, Shawnee Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Manufacturers. He was known throughout the Shawnee area for sponsoring 3&2 baseball for over 20 years.
Les is survived by his wife, Mary, his two sons and their wives, Les, Jr. and Loretta of Suwanee, GA; Gary and Bonnie of Louisburg, KS; his two daughters and their husbands, Pam and Guinn Curtis of Olathe, KS; Brenda and Randy Briscoe of Matthews, NC; eight grandchildren, Jennifer Clower, Chris Curtis, Joshua Briscoe, Amber Bates, Amanda Dobbins, Jennifer Curtis, Brandy Briscoe, Casey Dobbins; eight great grandchildren; three brothers, Eddie, Ernie and Bobby; two sisters, Gladys Gibson and Doloris Edwards. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Delmar Baker, sisters Roberta Wagner and Lela Fern Dobbins.
Visitation will be 6:00 – 8:00 PM Thursday, February 17th at the First Baptist Church of Shawnee, 11400 Johnson Drive, Shawnee Kansas and a memorial celebration of his life will be held at 10:00 AM Friday, at the church. Pastors David Brown and Jim Conard will officiate. Entombment will be in Shawnee Mission Memory Gardens. Family and friends are welcomed.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Youth Fund at First Baptist Church of Shawnee, Kansas, JOA Ministries, Inc PO Box 3407, Shawnee, KS, DeSoto Youth Ministries, Inc Box 545, DeSoto, KS or the American Diabetes Association.
All who knew him will miss Les’s strong family values, clever wit and caring for others.