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Georgina Gabel
Georgina Gabel, 75, Olathe, died Thursday, May 25, 2000, at Royal Terrace Care Center in Olathe. She was born Oct. 8, 1924, in Leibenthal, Kan., and had lived in Olathe since 1957. She attended Beeler Grade School and Ness City High School. She formerly owned the Gabel Liquor Store in Olathe from 1967 to 1982. She then worked at Olathe North High School in food service for 14 years, retiring in 1995. She was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church for 41 years, and also was a member of the Salvation Army Auxiliary. She was a former den mother for the Boy Scouts of America at the Kansas School for the Deaf, and was a former member of the KSD Mother's Club. She was preceded in death by her husband, Adam Gabel, in 1981; and a brother, Charles Kreutzer, also in 1981. Survivors include a son, Dennis L. Gabel, Olathe; two daughters, Pamela J. Krueger, Kearney, Mo., and Linda Franko, Stilwell; two brothers, Jerome Kreutzer, Odessa, Texas, and Robert Kreutzer, Leota, Kan.; and two sisters, Clara Dechant and Wilma Riebel, both of Ness City, Kan.; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., with the rosary at 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 30, at the Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, Olathe. The mass of Christian burial will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 31, at St. Paul's Catholic Church, Olathe. Burial will be at Resurrection Cemetery in Lenexa. Memorial contributions may be made to the Kansas School for the Deaf PTO, 450 E. Park St., Olathe, KS 66062; the Salvation Army Auxiliary, 420 E. Santa Fe, Olathe, KS 66061; or St. Paul's Catholic Church, 900 S. Honeysuckle Drive, Olathe, KS 66061.

Nancy Gabriel
Nancy Ann Charles Gabriel, 54, died Aug. 8, 2000, at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan. She was born Nov. 28, 1945, in Superior, Neb., the daughter of Don and Jean (Kendig) Charles. She was reared in Republic, Kan., where she graduated from high school in 1963. She received a bachelor's degree in education from Kansas State University in 1970, and was a member of the Kappa Delta sorority. She taught for 35 years in the Emmett, St. Mary's, DeSoto and Olathe school districts. She belonged to numerous professional educational organizations and received several awards, including an Excellence in Teaching award in 1992 from the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City. Survivors include her husband, Arlen Gabriel, Eudora; a son, Dane Petersen, Richmond, Va.; a daughter, Christie Petersen Eubank, Portland, Ore.; her parents, Don and Jean Charles, Republic; two brothers, Michael Charles, Republic, and John Charles, Hays. The memorial service will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the DeSoto Baptist Church in DeSoto. An additional service will be 11 a.m. Monday at the Lake Cemetery in Republic, Kan. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Nancy Charles Gabriel Memorial, c/o the DeSoto State Bank. Arrangements are by the Amos Family Funeral Home, Shawnee.

Leo Gamache
Leo Robert Gamache, 59, Osawatomie, Kan., died Wednesday, May 30, 2001, at the home of his daughter near Osawatomie. He was born June 4, 1941, in Worcester, Mass., to Leopold and Anita Rivard Gamache. The family lived in Worcester until his teen years and then moved to Monrovia, Calif., where he attended high school. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and served aboard the USS Constellation. He married Frances Amelia Stevenson on May 8, 1967, in Auburn, Mass. They moved to California in 1975, to Kansas in 1980, to Massachusetts in 1984 and back to Kansas in 1988. He was a machinist and had worked for Harrington-Richards in Charlton, Mass., McDonnell-Douglas in California and for Taylor-Forge in Paola. He was a member of the Boilermakers Union. He was also a carpenter and enjoyed working with wood. He had not been able to work since 1996 because of failing health. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, a sister, and his daughter, Paige Gamache. He is survived by his wife, Frances, of the home; five daughters, Mary Ritch, Wagstaff, Kan., Lisa White, North Oxford, Mass., Jennifer Kalvinek, Webster, Mass., Renee Lofing and Sharon Hansen, both of Osawatomie; a son, Leo Robert Gamache, Jr., Osawatomie; two brothers, Ronald Gamache, Sturbridge, Mass., and Rene Gamache, Los Oso, Calif; and twenty-one grandchildren. Cremation. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at the graveside in the Osawatomie Cemetery with the Rev. Glenn Layton officiating. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Children's Mercy Hospital or the Veteran's Hospital at Leavenworth, Kan.

Maynerd Gardner
Maynerd Gardner, 92, DeSoto, died Thursday, Oct. 19, 2000, at Eudora Nursing Center. He was born Sept. 6, 1908, in DeSoto. He was born and raised in DeSoto. He married Inez Hiddleston, Oct. 23, 1937, who preceded him in death. He also was preceded in death by one son, Paul Gardner; and a twin brother, Bernerd Gardner. Survivors include one son, Delbert Gardner, Kansas City, Kan.; two daughters, Judith Weese, DeSoto, and Barbra Ott, Eudora; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 23, at Cedar Crest Memorial Chapel, DeSoto. Burial will follow at DeSoto Cemetery. Visitation will at 10 a.m. Monday until service time at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Abbot Hall Museum, P.O. Box 112, DeSoto, KS 66018.

Theda Gardner
Theda M. Gardner, 83, died Sunday, March 25, 2001, at Olathe Medical Center in Olathe, Kan. She was born Feb. 10, 1918 in Hugo, Okla., the daughter of Vernon Beacher and Clara Ann (Gilmore) Atteberry. She lived in Olathe for 33 years after moving from Pasadena, Calif. She was a member of the College Church of the Nazarene. She married George Gardner on December 24, 1936. She graduated with a Master's Degree from the University of Kansas, and with an AB from the University of Los Angeles, Calif. She taught grades kindergarten through eighth in the Olathe School District for 22 years, retiring in 1987. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Alton Atteberry. Survivors include her husband, George, of the home; two sons, Steve Gardner, of Vancouver, Wash. and David A. Atteberry, of Kingwood, Texas; two sisters, Edith Williams, of Bothell, Wash. and Zola Johnson, of Gladewater, Texas; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at the College Church of the Nazarene, Olathe. Burial will follow at Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens, Olathe. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday at W.L. Frye and Son Funeral Home, Olathe. Contributions may be made to the church or to the donor's choice.

John Garrison
John Wesley Garrison, 60, Olathe, died Thursday, May 3, 2001, at his home. Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Olathe Bible Church. Burial will be in the Worsley Cemetery in Bronaugh, Mo. Visitation is scheduled from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Countryside Baptist Church Building Fund, 12805 S. Mur-Len, Suite C-5, Olathe, KS 66062. Arrangements by Charter Funerals, (816) 921-5555.

Angel Garza
Angel Alexandra Micaela Garza, 5 months, died Sunday, March 4, 2001, at Children's Mercy Hospital. She is survived by her parents, Antonio and Rebecca Ramos, Fort Riley, Kan.; brother, Xavier Neal, of the home; maternal grandparents, Linda Navarrette, Olathe, and Ramiro Garza, Kansas City, Kan.; paternal grandparents, Danielle and Robert Lewis, Virginia Beach, Va.; and godfather, Jaime Oliveros, Fort Riley. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. March 8 at W.L. Frye and Son Mortuary and Crematory, Olathe. Burial will take place in the Olathe Memorial Cemetery. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Children's Mercy Hospital Pediatric ICU, 2401 Gillham Rd., Kansas City, Mo.

Marie Gaynor
Marie G. Gaynor, 69, Olathe, died Friday, June 23, 2000, at the Olathe Medical Center. She was born August 22, 1930, in Brooklyn, N.Y. She had lived in Olathe the past year, after coming from the Colonia and Woodbridge, N.J., areas. She was an assembler for General Dynamics in Avenel, N.J., where she worked for many years before retiring. Survivors include two sons, Norman Gaynor and Edward Gaynor, both of Colonia, N.J.; a daughter, Sharon Klima, Olathe; and five grandchildren. The funeral will be in New Jersey. Arrangements are by the Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, Olathe.

Velda Gerth
Velda L. Gerth, 101, Olathe, formerly of Ottawa, died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001, at the Good Samaritan Center in Olathe. She was born Jan. 25, 1900, just South of Lane, Kan., the daughter of William and Leona May (Luzadder) Doman. She grew up at Lane and attended public schools there through the 10th grade. On Dec. 24, 1918, she married Cecil Monroe Gerth of Greeley, Kan., at Garnett, Kan., in a double wedding ceremony with Gladys and Ray Koontz. Her husband died on Sept. 17, 1936. She and her husband lived in Lane following their marriage until moving to Ottawa in 1940. She was employed at Ogg's Grocery, Madtson's Jewelry, Mildred McKee Childrens Clothing and at O.K. Photo at the time of her retirement in 1968. She moved to Olathe in 1978. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting and playing cards with her friends. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Olathe and a former member of the First United Methodist Church in Ottawa. She had also been a member of the Royal Neighbors of America for more than 60 years. Survivors include two daughters, Bernice I. Patterson and her husband, Dick, of Olathe, and Virginia Mary Phillips and her husband, Leslie, of Phoenix, Ariz.; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-granddaughters. Friends and family will meet at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, at the Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home in Ottawa before proceeding to the Lane Cemetery for graveside services at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Joyce Kochersperger officiating. Friends may call from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. The family suggests memorial contributions to the charity of the donor's choice and may be sent in care of the funeral home.

Margaret Gibbons
Margaret Gibbons, 98, Olathe, died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2000. She was born June 27, 1901, in Olathe, the daughter of Charles and Jennie (Martin) Gibbons. Her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Gibbons, were among the original settlers of Olathe. From childhood, she was a parishioner at Grace United Methodist Church, and had taught Sunday-morning Bible classes. Early in her writing career, she was a social reporter for the Olathe Mirror and also served as a financial assistant to the publisher. She was a member of the national journalistic sorority, Beta Sigma Phi. She was a member of the Olathe Republican Club and had attended a national party convention in Washington, D.C., during the Eisenhower years. She was preceded in death by a sister, Goldie Gibbons Brown; and an aunt, Maude Gibbons. Survivors include two nephews, Charles Brown, Charleston, S.C., and Kendall Brown, Hillsdale, N.J. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11, at Olathe Memorial Cemetery. Arrangements are by W.L. Frye and Son Mortuary of Olathe.

Dale Gigstad
Dale C. Gigstad, 69, Olathe, died Friday, March 24, 2000, at his home, of cancer. He was born July 28, 1930, in Farmington, Kan. He was a veterinarian and worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He donated his body to the University of Kansas Medical Center. Survivors include his wife, Patricia, of the home; a son, Michael Gigstad, Ames, Iowa; three daughters, Martha Taylor, Boulder, Colo., Joyce Stanton, Aurora, Ill., and Mary Gigstad, Olathe. The memorial service will be 11 a.m. Friday, March 31, at the United Methodist Church, 8760 Kill Creek Road, DeSoto. The family requests no flowers. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Ste. 100, 5960 Dearborn, Mission, KS 66202; Cancer Action of Kansas City, 1831 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, KS 66102; or the United Methodist Church of DeSoto, Box 400, DeSoto, KS 66018.

Kristy Gillespie
Kristy Lea Evans Gillespie, 24, Edgerton, died April 15, 2000, at Olathe Medical Center. She was born in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Sept. 30, 1975. She moved to Edgerton in 1998. She grew up in Baldwin and lived in Lawrence in her youth. She was a records clerk for the Johnson County Sheriff's Department. She had also worked at K-Mart in Topeka. She was a member at Light House Baptist Temple in Baldwin. She was a 1993 graduate of Baldwin High School and also attended Johnson County Community College. Survivors include her husband, Kenneth Russell Gillespie of the home; her father Dale R. Evans and stepmother Kathy C. Evans, Lyndon; and her mother, Ronda R. Sanders and stepfather John Sanders, Topeka; a brother, Heath J. Evans, White River, S.D.; two sisters, Jessica M. Evans, Lawrence, and Amanda R. Evans, Topeka; her maternal grandparents, Raymond Spriggs, Wellsville, and Audry Spriggs, Topeka; her stepgrandmother, Virginia R. Sanders, Topeka; and paternal grandparents, Glenn and Mildred Evans, Calhan, Colo. Services will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, 2000, at Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner. Friends may visit from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be on Wednesday, April 19, at Calhan Cemetery, Calhan, Colo.The family requests memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society, in care of Bruce Funeral Home.

Edwin Gillihan
Edwin "Wayne" Gillihan, 79, of Gardner, died Monday, Jan. 8, 2001, at Meadowbrook Rehab Hospital, Gardner. He was born Aug. 18, 1921, in Spring Hill, the son of Floyd Gillihan and Addie C. Fraser Gillihan. He was a lifelong area resident. He had lived in Olathe for 30 years. He moved to Gardner in 1984. He was a graduate of Spring Hill High School. He married Florence L. McCann Gillihan on April 11, 1942, in Paola. He was a Civil Service employee at the Veteran's Administration Medical Center, Kansas City, Mo., where he worked as an electrician. He retired in 1976. He was a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1945 during World War II. He was in the U.S. Navy from 1949 to 1966, reaching the rank of E-6. He was involved in aviation electronics for 11 years. He attended the United Methodist Church. He was also a member of the Olathe Masonic Lodge No. 19 and Gardner American Legion. He was preceded in death by three sisters, Helen, Lois and Ruth; and one brother, Glenn Gillihan. Survivors include three daughters, Sharon E. and husband, Ron Murphy, Estero, Fla., Shirley J. and husband, Kieth Spielbusch, Gardner, and Candy S. and husband, Steve Robinson, Omaha, Neb.; two sisters, Beatrice Triebel, Olathe, and Billie Barr, Belton, Mo.; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. The visitation will be 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, at the funeral home Burial will be at Olathe Memorial Cemetery. Memorial contributions maybe made to the American Cancer Society.

Joanna Gilliland
Joanna Gilliland INDEPENDENCE, Kan.-Joanna C. Gilliland, 95, Independence, Kan., died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2000, at the Manor Nursing Home, Arkansas City, Kan. She was born April 19, 1905, in Ringgold County, Iowa, to A. Lincoln and Rosetta (Johnson) Case. She was raised in Newkirk, Okla., where she graduated from high school in 1926. She married Vernon D. Gilliland on Feb. 28, 1930, in Ottawa, Kan. He preceded her in death in 1980. She was a homemaker as well as a farmer. She moved to Independence after her husband's death and later moved to Arkansas City. She also was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters. Survivors include a son, Ronald Gilliland, Olathe; a sister, Alpha Talley, Bartlesville, Okla.; and two grandchildren. Cremation. The graveside memorial service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Oak Lawn Cemetery in Olathe. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Presbyterian Manor Nursing Home, 1711 N. 4th, Arkansas City, KS 67005. Arrangements are by the Webb & Rodrick Funeral Home, Independence, Kan.

Keith Gilmore
Keith E. Gilmore, 41, Olathe, died Monday, Nov. 13, 2000 at the Olathe Medical Center, Olathe. He was born Jan. 2, 1959, in Mount Holly, N. J. He lived in New Jersey and Olathe from 1997 until his death. He was a 1977 graduate of Lenape High School, Medford, N. J., and a 1981 graduate of MidAmerica Nazarene (College) University, Olathe. He received a master's degree in counseling in 1993 from Rider University in New Jersey. He was a senior mental health counselor for the Johnson County Mental Health Center's Community Support Services, where he was a substance abuse specialist with the intensive treatment team. He also was a part-time counselor with Temporary Lodging for Children, Olathe. He was a member of College Church of the Nazarene where he was a Sunday school teacher, teen choir director and a member of the musical ensemble "Celebration." Survivors include his wife of 19 years, Beth A. Berguist Gilmore; sons: Christopher M., Nathan P., and Kory R. Gilmore, of the home; a daughter: Alyssa B. Gilmore, also of the home; parents: Rev. Cecil P. and Carole A. Gilmore, Marlton, N. J.; brothers: Kevin P. Gilmore, Olathe, Gerald G. Gilmore, Charlotte, N. C., Richard C. Gilmore, Miami, and Rev. Kenneth D. Gilmore, Saline, Mich.; a sister: Sarah E. Krueger, Saginaw, Mich.; and a paternal grandmother, Rev. Virginia H. Gilmore, Marlton, N. J. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the College Church of the Nazarene, Olathe. The funeral will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the College Church of the Nazarene, Olathe. He will be buried at the Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens, Olathe. Memorials may be sent to the Gilmore Children Education Fund, care of Security Savings Bank, 11599 Ridgeview Road, Olathe, Kan., 66061.

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