DAVID E. LONG, DDS
David E. Long, DDS, 54, Merriam, KS, passed away Monday, November 29, 2004 after a long battle with cancer.
He was born January 7, 1950 to Dr. Edward E. Long and Dorothy Long of Humboldt, KS. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Peter’s Lutheran church in Humboldt where he began his teaching career teaching Vacation Bible School. He was also an Eagle Scout. While in high school David played football and basketball and also formed his own band called “The Night Watch”.
David graduated from Humboldt High School in 1968, from the University of Kansas in 1972 and obtained his teaching degree in 1973. After teaching at Hocker Grove Middle School in the Shawnee Mission School District for three years, he entered UMKC and obtained his degree in Dentistry. While practicing dentistry part time, he also taught at the Dental School. However, after he developed an eye sight problem which created challenges in his dental practice, he returned to Hocker Grove Middle School where he has touched the lives of many 8th grade students for the past 12 years. While at Hocker Grove, David was instrumental in developing the outdoor lab creating many opportunities for “hands on” learning. David was not just a teacher to his students, he supported and attended their many outside activities. The outpouring of admiration and love in the hundreds of cards David received from his students over the past few weeks warmed his heart. One card in particular from two former students said it all – “A good teacher is like a candle – it consumes itself to light the way for others” (anonymous) He will definitely be missed by many.
David was preceded in death by both of his parents. Survivors include one brother, Jerry Long, Fairway, KS and two sisters, Sherry Crane and husband, John, Overland Park, KS and Debbie Stewart and husband, Neil, Longmont, CO, one nephew, five nieces and one great nephew.
Visitation for family and friends will be 6 – 8 p.m., Friday at the Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee. Services will be 10 a.m., Saturday at the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 9100 Mission Rd. Graveside services will be 2 p.m., Saturday at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Humboldt. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to the Frank Mohesky Scholarship Fund in memory of David Long. He gave so much of himself while at Hocker Grove and his wish is to continue giving through this fund.
JOHN DAVID FULBRIGHT
John Fulbright, 21, of Overland Park, KS passed away Sunday, November 28th, 2004 in Olathe, KS. Services will be held 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 1st, 2004 at the Lenexa Christian Center. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, November 30th at the Lenexa Christian Center, 17500 W. 87th Street, Lenexa, KS.
John was born March 24, 1983 in Springfield, MO to John P. and Angie (Triplett) Fulbright. He was a graduate of Olathe East High School and was attending the University of Kansas. John enjoyed playing football, softball and was on the Olathe East Hockey team. He was an avid KU basketball and football fan. John especially enjoyed going to Chief’s games; however, John’s favorite pastime was attending his brother Steve’s baseball games. John was employed at Best Buy and the KU Rec. Center. He was preceded in death by his great grandparents, Paul and Zola Campbell, great grandfather, Garland Triplett, great grandmother, Clo Sparkman and very good friend, Steve Thompson. John is survived by his father and mother, John P. and Angie Fulbright; brother (and his best friend), Steve Fulbright, all of Overland Park, KS; grandparents, David and Bo Triplett, Springfield, MO, James and Susan Fulbright, Oak Grove, MO, and Bill and Martha Easterly, Strafford, MO; aunts, uncles and their families, Steve and Tricia Triplett and their children, Jake and Katie, Strafford, MO, Dan and Nami Fulbright, their son, Jason, St. Louis, MO, and Brenda and Marc McCorkle and their children, Christa, Matt, Louisa and Megan, Springfield, MO, Matthew D. Fulbright, Phoenix, AZ, James Walter and Sasha Fulbright, Kansas City, MO; and great grandparents, Almeda and Turner Minor, Strafford, MO.
DORRIS JEAN EDWARDS
Dorris Jean Edwards, 62, Lenexa, KS passed away Sunday, November 28, 2004 in Columbia, MO. Memorial services will be 6:30 PM, Thursday, Dec. 2 at the Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee. Visitation will follow the until 8:00 PM at the chapel. In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions to Animal Haven Animal Shelter, 9800 W. 67th St., Merriam, KS 66203.
Dorris was born Feb. 6, 1942 in Nashville, TN to David S. and Mary (Hooks) Gillem. She was a technician at Proctor and Gamble, retiring in 1998. Dorris was a member of the Proctor and Gamble Retirees Group and was an active volunteer at the Cancer Society Trift Store. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Juanita Dever and Elaine Hale and brother, David Sonny Gillem, Jr. Dorris is survived by her son, Steve Edwards, Oak Park, IL; sister, Linda Winnet, Nashville, TN and grandson, Kyle Edwards, Peoria, IL.
SUSAN MARIE SMITH
Susan Marie Smith, 52, Overland Park, KS passed away Saturday, March 5, 2005 at Shawnee Gardens Nursing Center with
services pending. Contributions May be made to Animal Haven in memory of Susan and Katy (Her pet dog) 9800 West 67th Shawnee Mission, KS or to Kansas City Hospice
9221 Ward Parkway Suite 100, Kansas City, MO 64114
Susan was born in Topeka, KS.
Survivors include her parents, William A and Peggy Jo Smith; a sister, Anna E. Merritt of Yucca Valley, CA; a niece Sarah Merritt and a nephew Brian Merritt.
Marjorie ‘Marge’ Swarts
Marjorie Swarts passed away March 5, 2005, at The Grand Court in Overland Park, Kansas. The family would like to invite all her friends to join them in celebrating her life. Friends may call from 6-8:00 p.m.with a rosary recitation at 5:30 p.m. at the Amos Family Chapel, 10901 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, KS on Wednesday, March 9. Mass of Christian burial will be Thursday at 10:00 a.m. at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 12800 W. 75th, Shawnee, Kansas; entombment in Resurrection Mausoleum, Lenexa, KS. The family requests no flowers and suggests donations to the Sisters Servants of Mary, 800 N. 18th St., Kansas City, KS 66102.
Marjorie was born in Bradford, in Yorkshire, England. She was preceded in death by her twin sister who died at birth and her husband of over 50 years, John L. Swarts who died in 1997. Marjorie and John met while he was stationed in England during WWII and she was a WREN serving with the Royal Navy. Marjorie became a US citizen in 1957. Working briefly at the Simmons Mattress Co. and selling Luzier’s cosmetics while teaching herself accounting and typing skills. Marjorie took a secretarial job at Veterans Quindaro Homes in October 1958 and very soon became the manager. While there she made many friends and gained the respect of residents as well as local and county officials not just for her tireless efforts in keeping The Homes an outstanding residential community but also for her compassionate support of the elderly as a Wyandotte County Legal Guardian. She retired in December 1994 and was recognized for her many contributions to local organizations and charities including being awarded honorary membership in the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #4 for her longtime support of the local police and their families.
Mourning her passing are her six children: son John Swarts, Prairie Village, KS; daughter Patricia Termini and husband, Stephan Johnson, Overland Park, KS; daughter Therese Iverson and husband, Michael, Shawnee, KS; daughter Jan Swarts, Overland Park, KS; son David Swarts and wife Ann, Lenexa, KS; and son Timothy Swarts and wife Anne, Lenexa, KS; her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; her sister, Joan Mansell, Bishop’s Stortfort, England; her brother, George Crabtree and wife Charlotte, Saratoga, CA; numerous nieces and nephews and many, many friends.
Marjorie enjoyed shopping with her daughters, long lunches with friends, reading and collecting antiques. She will be remembered for her character, wisdom, and her many kindnesses, her love of poetry, her witty newsletters during her 36 years at Qunidaro Homes, and her ‘very proper British accent’.
The family wishes to thank the staff of John Knox Village Hospice for their guidance and support. They would also like to especially thank Kathy and Traci of Gem Care for their loving and heartwarming care during her stay.
KATIE MAST CUTTING
Katie Mast Cutting, 100, passed away March 6th, 2005 at Lakeview Village Healthcare Center. Services will be held Friday, March 11th, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. at the Amos Family Chapel of Lenexa. Friends may call from 6-8:00 p.m. Thursday the 10th at the chapel.
Katie was born December 29th, 1904 in Jonesville, VA to Jacob C. and Rebecca (Orrick) Mast. She came to northwest Missouri by train in her early childhood years. She married Fred Mast and he preceded her in death in 1964. During World War II, Katie moved to Ft. Riley, Kansas where she worked as a buyer for the Ft. Riley Post Exchange. In 1969 she retired from the fort and moved to the Kansas City area. Katie is survived by her daughter, Dorothy Bennett and her husband Lester of Blue Springs; her sons, Roland Mast of Cherokee, OK, and William Mast of Kansas City, KS. She also leaves 10 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 8 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her daughter Betty Jean Mast in 1926 and her son Everett Mast in 2002.