Rock (Robert) Michael Amidei
Rock Amidei, 56, Shawnee, Kansas, passed away December 22, 2007 at his home. Visitation will be 6-8:00 p.m. Thursday, December 27, 2007 at The Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee. Services will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, December 28, 2007 at the chapel. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Sids Resources Inc. Western Region office 4051 Broadway, Kansas City, Missouri 64111.
Rock was born in Macon, Missouri on September 24, 1954 to Madalena and Bill Amidei. He was the youngest of four children. He played many sports during his childhood. He excelled in baseball getting the opportunity to play for what is now Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri. Rock received a degree in Political Science. Rock was preceded in death by his daughter Madelana Jean and his parents. Survivors include his wife of 28 years Debbbie, two sons Bill, Shawnee, KS; Drew and future daughter in law Kelly Roth; Shawnee, KS; two brothers Bill Amidei, Bonners Ferry, ID; and Joe Amidei, San Diego, CA; and one sister Mary Lou Amidei, Lewiston, ID;
Raymond L. Beedle
Raymond L. Beedle, 92, Kansas City, Missouri, passed away on Tuesday, January 8, 2008. Visitation will be 2-4 p.m., Thursday, January 10, 2008, at The Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee. Raymond was born in Ravenwood, Missouri, the son of Howard J. and Ola E. Beedle. Mr. Beedle graduated from Northwest Missouri State Teachers College with B.S. and A.B. degrees. He was a certified Public Accountant and co-owner of Francis A. Wright and Company, a Certified Public Accounting firm, when he retired in 1980. During life, Raymond was an avid hunter and skeet shooter. Upon retirement, he became an accomplished golfer with five holes-in-one with the last hole-in-one occurring just days before his 90th birthday. Raymond was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years Joann Carver Beedle. He is survived by two daughters, Sue Ann Childers and husband David A., of Ozark, Missouri; grandchildren, Matthew and Benjamin, Ellen Carver Beedle, and husband Bruce N. Diel of Overland Park, Kansas; grandchildren, Caitlin and Erin. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross or the charity of your choice
Randall J. Franek
Randy Franek, 61, Overland Park, KS, Passed away Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2007 at home. Memorial Services will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday Dec. 15, 2007 at the Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee. In lieu of flowers Memorial Contributions may be made to Olathe Hospice 20333 W. 151st. Street Olathe, KS 66201.
Randy was preceded in death by his parents Roy and Margaret Franek. Survivors include his wife Jane of the home, step daughter Michele (Kurt) Taylor, Lenexa, KS, two step sons Jeff (Liz) Corder, Overland Park, KS, Keith (Adriana) Corder, Greenville, NC, sister Nicki (John) Moore, San Antonio, niece Andrea Moore, Atlanta, GA, and eight step grandchildren, and Miss Kitty and Miss Pepper, his furry children. Randy is a Master Mason, Grand Lodge of Texas, Dallas, 32nd degree, Scottish Rite Valley of Dallas, Hella Shriners Temple of Garland, Texas, and the Royal Order of Jesters, Dallas.
Joy O. Barnett
Joy O. Barnett, 89, Shawnee, KS passed away Friday, December 14, 2007 at the Shawnee Gardens Nursing Center. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM, Tuesday, Dec. 18 at Lenexa Christian Center; burial in the Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from 10-12 PM, Tuesday at Church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lenexa Christian Center 180 Youth Ministry, 17500 W. 87th Street, Lenexa, KS 66219.
Joy was a native of Oklahoma. She was a member of the Lenexa Christian Center, International Grapho-Analyst Society and was an ordained minister with the Assembly of God Church in Kansas. Joy was preceded in death by her husband, Reverend H.W. Barnett, father and mother, Joseph Augustus and Ollie (Wolford) Graves. Survivors include her daughter, Vickie Cackler and her husband, James, Tonganoxie, KS; son, Rev. Tommy Barnett and his wife, Marja, Phoenix, AZ; six grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and three step-great grandchildren.
Opendra (Bill) Narayan, D.V.M., Ph.D
Opendra (Bill) Narayan, 71, of Shawnee, KS, passed away, Monday, December 24, 2007 at KU Medical Center. Visitation will be 5 – 8 p.m., Friday at the Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee. The family suggests contributions to:
Doctors without Borders
P.O. Box 5023
Hagerstown, MD 21741.
Bill was born in Essequibo, Guyana. He was a Distinguished Professor and Chairman, Department of Microbiology, Molecular Genetics and Immunology at the University of Kansas Medical Center School of Medicine since 1993. He previously had been a Director of Retrovirus Biology Laboratories, Division of Comparative Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD. He is survived by his wife, Moonie Narayan; son, Euan (Michelle) Narayan, Shawnee, KS; daughters, Brinda (Eric) Narayan-Wold, Eugene, OR and Allaina (Glenn) Mackay, Shawnee, KS; brothers, Jack Narayan and Robin Narayan; sisters, Paddy Naraine, Jassy Narayan and Kay Singh; grandchildren, Alec, Garrett, Conner, Aaron, Keb, Elizabeth and Dylan and many nieces, nephews and extended family members.
Norma E. Moore, 92, Overland Park, Kansas passed away Sunday, January 20, 2008 at the Sweet Life of Rose Hill. Memorial Services will be held at a later date.
Aunt Norma was a phenomenal woman. The eldest of four children born to George and Pauline Rothe, in the Greater Otis-Bison Metro Area of Rush County Kansas, Norma grew up on a farm which specialized in the production of dust (according to the stories). She emulated the traits of her parents and siblings...hard worker, wry Kansas humor, extremely literate and intelligent, and eager to do something of value out in the real world. Norma married Orland Moore and raised three hard-working, literate, intelligent kids, each with very wry Kansas humor. Norma proudly played an integral role in the Moore Rubber Company for most of her life, and was as equally proud of her children and grandchildren. Our Rothe family reunions were filled with humor and very clear stories from the past. I will miss my Aunt Norma, and offer my heartfelt condolences to her equally phenomenal sister (Elaine), to my wonderful cousins Tom and Kathleen, and to all of Norma's grandchildren.
Norene McDaniels, 82, of Lenexa, KS, passed away, Wednesday, December 19, 2007. Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Saturday at the Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee with burial in Shawnee Cemetery. Visitation will be 5 – 7 p.m., Friday at the chapel. Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the Suzan B. Komen Foundation.
Norene was born in Fulton, AR. She worked for Southwestern Bell for 30 years and retired in 1981 as a Chief Operator. She was a member of the Telecom Pioneers and the Red Hat Club. Her husband, Glen McDaniels, died Feb. 19, 1996. She is survived by a daughter, Karen (Ray) Wagner; a granddaughter, Brandy (Greg) Webber and a great grandson, Noah Webber.