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Billie Page
Billie Jean Page, 64, Olathe, died Saturday, May 13, 2000, at Olathe Medical Center. She was born Nov. 30, 1935, in Claremore, Okla., the daughter of Wayne Edward and Ruby Edith (Molder) Mitchell. She was raised by her grandparents in Osawatomie where she graduated from high school in 1953. On June 14, 1953, she married Richard Dale Page in the First Methodist Church in Osawatomie. They made their home in Olathe. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara Jean Newton, Feb. 13, 1998, and a granddaughter, Jennifer Page. Survivors include her husband, Richard Dale Page, of the home; two sons, Alan Richard Page, Olathe, and Roger William Page, Independence, Mo.; a half-brother, Larry Mitchell, Hilltop Lakes, Texas; two half-sisters, Patricia A. Gaddie, Plainsfield, Ind., and Mary M. Schwindt, Rossville, Kan.; her stepmother, Helen Mitchell, Topeka; and five grandchildren. The funeral will be 2 p.m. today at W.L. Frye and Son Funeral Home, Olathe. Burial will follow at the Olathe Memorial Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Norma Pait
Norma Jean (Cornwell) Pait, 74, Weatherby Lake, Mo., died Saturday, July 15, 2000, at St. Luke's Northland Hospital. She was born Aug. 29, 1925, in Kansas City, Kan., the daughter of Clyde E. and Elizabeth (Peake) Cornwell. She lived in the Kansas City metropolitan area all her life, including Liberty, Mo. She was a 1943 graduate of Central High School, Kansas City, Mo. She married Arley Pait on May 8, 1947; they later divorced. She was a "tiny Rosy the Riveter" at North American during World War II, then was a clerical worker at Massachusetts Bonding and Insurance Company (later the Hanover Group) for 22 years and at United States Steel. After retirement, she worked as a pharmacy assistant at Wal-Mart. She was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters. She is survived by two daughters, Arlene Hampton, of the home, and Elizabeth Blesie, Olathe; a brother, Melvin Cornwell; a sister, Laura Couch, Evening Shade, Ark.; four grandchildren; a step-granddaughter; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the McGilley Antioch Chapel, Kansas City, Mo. The funeral will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at the chapel. Burial will be at the White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Kansas City, Mo. Memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Association, Ste. 310, 1900 W. 47th Place, Westwood, KS 66205.

Haley Parker
Haley Nicole Grimm Parker, newborn, died Saturday, June 23, 2001, at the Olathe Medical Center. She was born June 23, 2001, in Olathe, the daughter of Andrew Russell Parker and Keely Layne Grimm of Gardner. Survivors include her parents; maternal grandparents, Carmen Grimm and Tommie Bradford, both of Gardner; paternal grandparents, Edward Parker and Darlene Parker, both of Gardner; five aunts and four uncles; and 11 cousins. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, at the Gardner Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Haley Nicole Grimm Parker Memorial Fund in care of Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner.

Roy Parks
Roy Edgar Parks, 73, Olathe, died Saturday, July 1, 2000, at Olathe Medical Center. He was born Feb. 17, 1927, in Madison, Ill., the son of Edgar and Ella Parks. He was employed at Smith & Loveless in Lenexa for 30 years, retiring in 1989. He was a member of the College Church of the Nazarene in Olathe. He was preceded in death by his father, Edgar, and brother, Orval, and a son, Stanley Parks. Survivors include his wife, Lillian Parks, of the home; his son, Gene Parks, Palo, Iowa; two daughters, Joyce Bodine, Mesa, Ariz., and Caryle Parks, Olathe; his mother, Ella Parks, Clarence, Mo.; two sisters, Lorene Thacker, Sylmar, Calif., and Donna Barton, Clarence, Mo.; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, July 6, 2000, at the Memorial Chapel Funeral Home in Olathe. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 5, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens, Olathe. The family suggests contributions to the Roy Edgar Parks Memorial Fund in care of First National Bank of Olathe, 444 E. Santa Fe, Olathe, KS 66061.

Darlene Patterson
V. Darlene Patterson, 98, of Bonner Springs died Tuesday, May 8, 2001, at Royal Terrace Care Center in Olathe. She was born Feb. 27, 1903, in Wagner, S.D., living in Bonner Springs since 1929. She was a graduate of the University of Kansas, where she received her teaching degree. She taught school in Wyandotte County for 25 years. She took a leave from Stony Point Elementary to teach U.S. military children in both Frankfurt, Germany and Tokyo, Japan. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star in Bonner Springs. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles R. Patterson, in 1948. Survivors include a son, Dick and wife Bernice Patterson of Olathe; three grandchildren, Philip and wife Carol Patterson, and Robert and wife Ardis Patterson, all of Overland Park, and Kathleen and husband Mark Sutter, Las Cruses, N.M., eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren. Private services. Cremation. The family suggests contributions to Odyssey Healthcare of Kansas City, 9229 Ward Pkwy., Kansas City, MO 64114; or Children's Mercy Hospital, c/o Resource Development Office, 2401 Gillham Road, Kansas City, MO 64108. The Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Olathe is in charge of arrangements.

Edwin Patterson
Edwin Fussell "Ed" Patterson, 54, of Paola, died Sunday, Dec. 10, 2000, at the Miami County Medical Center, Paola. He was born April 28, 1946, in Upland, Pa., the son of George and Frederica Wilson Patterson. In 1955, the family moved to the Kansas City area where he attended Westport High School, graduating in 1964. In 1966, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, and was honorably discharged in 1972. He worked for Midwest Honda Shop in Lenexa. His last employment was the JC Penney Distribution Center, Lenexa, where he worked for 13 years as a maintenance man before retiring. He moved to Paola in 1990. He was a member of the Paola Presbyterian Church. His hobbies include fish and collecting military service memorabilia. He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Fred Patterson, in 1976. Survivors include two sons, Louis and Frederick Patterson, Lenexa; two brothers, Walter Patterson, Grandview, Mo.; and David Patterson, Kansas City, Mo.; one sister, Caroline Wright, Kansas City, Mo.; and his half-brother, Robert Patterson, Wilmington, N.C. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, at the Wilson and Son Funeral Home, Paola. Burial will follow at 12:30 p.m. at the Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth. Friends may call 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the World War II Memorial Fund in care of Wilson and Son Funeral Home, 305 North Pearl St., Paola, KS 66071.

Nora Patton
Nora V. Towner Patton died Wednesday, June 13, 2001, at the Medicalodge of Gardner. She was born March 27, 1903 on a farm near Steelville, Mo., the daughter of Estella M. (Adams) Towner and Nathan D. Towner. The family moved to Johnson County in 1914. She was the granddaughter of John and Catherine Towner, a pioneer Johnson County family, and lived on the farm that was purchased from the Blackbob Indians in 1854. The farm is now a development of homes called Towner Place at 119th and Pflumm Road. She was a graduate of Olathe High School. She was married to Ora A. Patton. She was a bookkeeper and worked for several companies before retiring in 1970. She was a member of the Overland Park Christian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; a sister, Veralee Schlagel, Olathe; two brothers, Nathan C. Towner and Marion Townerl and two sons, Nathan T. Apple and infant Gerald Apple. She is survived by a daughter, Geraldine Roberts, Gardner; two sons, Chauncy W. Apple, Montgomery, Texas, and Donald M. Apple, Humble, Texas; a step-daughter, Nadine Jennisch, Nashville, Tenn.; a brother-in-law, Paul Schlagel, Olathe; 11 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and four stepgreat-grandchildren. Friends may call from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 143rd and Black Bob Road. Services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Oak Lawn Memorial Garden, Olathe. The family suggests memorials may be made to Overland Park Christian Church, 7600 W. 75th Overland Park, KS 66204 or the American Cancer Society, 6700 Antioch Road, Suite 100, Merriam, KS 66204-1200, in lieu of flowers.

Thomas Patton
Thomas Edward Patton, 58, Linn Valley, Kan., died Friday, Nov. 17, 2000, at his home. He was born Feb. 11, 1942, in Kansas City, Kan. He graduated from Turner High School. He was a truck driver for Groendyke Transport. He was a member of Linn Valley Community Church. Survivors include his wife, Betty Patton, of the home; his aunt, Doris Howard, Overland Park; two sons, Thomas Patton Jr., Olathe, and Scott Patton, Overland Park.; two stepdaughters, Tammy Bryant and Tina Smith, both of McLouth; and five step grandchildren. Visitation will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, at Cedar Crest Memorial Chapel, DeSoto. Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, at the chapel. Burial will be at the DeSoto Cemetery.

Ronald Pearce
Ronald "Ron" Dean Pearce, 53, Gardner, died May 23, 2000, at his home. He was born Feb. 1, 1947, in Gardner, Kan., and was a lifelong area resident. He was a 1965 graduate of Gardner High School. He was a truck driver for Batesville Casket Co. in Kansas City, Mo., for several years. He also had worked for several security firms in the Kansas City area. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Gardner. Survivors include his mother, Helen Grace Snell Pearce, Gardner; a brother, Larry L. Pearce, Gardner; two nieces, Connie Mayberry, Gardner, and Sue Pearce, Edgerton; and uncles and aunts. Visitation is from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 27, at the First Baptist Church, Gardner. The funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday, May 27, at the church. Burial will be at Gardner Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church or the Diabetes Association, c/o Bruce Funeral Home, P.O. Box 192, Gardner, KS 66030. Arrangements are by Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner.

Mark Peasley
SALINA - Mark E. Peasley, 47, died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001, at his home in Salina. He was born Nov. 21, 1953, in Atchison. He lived in the Salina area for 26 years after moving from Junction City. He was a 1974 graduate of Kansas School for the Deaf. He was a painter and body worker for Eldorado Industries. He was a member of the Deaf Club in Salina. Survivors include his parents, Rollin and Shirley Peasley, Leavenworth; brothers, John S. Peasley, Memphis, Tenn., Kevin E. Peasley, Myrtle Beach, S.C., and David Peasley, Leavenworth; and two sisters, Kathy Schlick, Leavenworth, and Kim Carner, Edgerton. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, at Roselawn Heights Memorial Chapel, Salina, where the family will receive friends from 5 to 6 p.m. Funeral service will be at 6 p.m. Thursday at the chapel. Burial will be at Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Leavenworth. Memorials may be sent to the KSD Endowment Fund for student needs, 450 E. Park St. Olathe, KS, 66061.

Margaret Pearson
Margaret E. Pearson, 86, of Huntington Park, Calif., died Feb. 26, 2001. She was born Feb. 27, 1914, in Oklahoma. Survivors include her son, John Melcolm, Downey, Calif.; three daughters, Helen Cass, Sun City, Calif., Wanda Bjorgaard, Bonner Springs, and Florence Marsh, Huntington Park, Calif.; one brother, John Dean, Fredonia, Kan.; one sister, Phoebe Ashe, Thousand Oaks, Calif.; 10 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; and 20 great-great-grandchildren. The visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Cedar Crest Memorial Chapel, DeSoto. Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Saturday, March 3, at the chapel. Burial will be at Lenape Cemetery, Linwood, Kan.

Glenn Peer
Glenn Edward Peer, 88, of Antioch died Tuesday, April 11, 2000, at the Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. He was born Jan. 30, 1912, in Vinland, the son of Robert Carl Peer and Grace McQuiston Peer. He was a Johnson County and Miami County resident most of his life. He was a 1931 graduate of Edgerton High School. He married Genevieve G. Balch Oct. 13, 1931, in Olathe. He was a 1936 graduate of Pittsburg State University; in 1955, he received a master's degree in education from the University of Kansas. He was a teacher and coach in Edna (1935-37), Spring Hill (1937-38) and Hoisington (1938-41). He was an elementary principal at Spring Hill (1941-43); taught and coached at Edgerton (1943-47) and Gardner (1947-51); returning to Spring Hill a third time as elementary school principal until 1957. From 1957-59, he was a state auditor for the Department of Education in Topeka. He moved to a farm south of Gardner in 1959. He was coach and principal of the Bucyrus Grade School until 1968. He was then principal at Fontana High School, retiring in 1972. In 1999, he moved to Wichita to be near his daughter. He was a member of the United Methodist Church, Edgerton, and taught Sunday school there. He also was a member and past president of the Miami County Retired Teachers Association. He was preceded in death by his wife, Genevieve, Oct. 5, 1999, in Wichita; a sister, Esther Cochran; and two brothers, Claire and Marion Peer. Survivors are two sons, Carl G. Peer, Gardner, and Dr. Gary Peer, Mt. Pleasant, Mich.; two daughters, Karen Robertson, Wichita, and Marilyn Salyer, Great Bend, Kan.; two brothers, Raymond (Shine) Peer and Jess Peer, both of Gardner; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 14, at Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner. The funeral will be 1 p.m. Saturday, April 15, at the United Methodist Church, Edgerton. Burial will be at the Edgerton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Edgerton United Methodist Church, or the Glenn and Genevieve Peer Scholarship at Pittsburg State University Foundation.

Grace Pembleton
Grace Pembleton, 84, Olathe, died June 18, 2001, at Delmar Gardens, Overland Park. She was born Dec. 12, 1916, in Hutchinson, Kan., the daughter of Harry L. and Edith Laura (Newberry) Epperson. She graduated from Hutchinson High School in 1934. She was a long time member of Zion Lutheran Church in Hutchinson, and was currently a member of Faith Lutheran Church, Prairie Village. She worked as a real estate agent for several different companies, including Bob Owens and J.D. Reece. She was preceded in death by a brother, Donald L. Epperson, and a sister, Ruth Coons. Survivors include her husband, Leonard Pembleton, of the home; two sons, Wayne Clinton Witcher, Leawood, and Lowell Howard Witcher, Overland Park; a daughter, Elaine Unfred, Lawrence; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Faith Lutheran Church, 4508 W. 67th Street, Prairie Village. Visitation will be prior to the service at 1 p.m. Burial will be at the Fair Lawn Burial Park, Hutchinson. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association. Arrangements by W.L. Frye and Son Funeral Home, Olathe.

Pansy Penner
Pansy Fay Dent Penner, 95, DeSoto, died Thursday, April 6, 2000, at Eudora Nursing Home in Eudora. She was born Jan. 28, 1905, in Linwood, the daughter of William Harvey and Nellie May Turner Dent. She moved to DeSoto as a child and spent all of her life there. She was a 1924 graduate of DeSoto High School, and had attended Baker University and the University of Kansas. On May 12, 1926, she married Louis R. Penner, in Topeka. He died June 17, 1981. She taught elementary students, first in Cedar Junction, and then at Morning Star Rural School in DeSoto. Beginning when World War II started, she taught at Sunflower Village for 15 years. She taught in DeSoto for 10 more years. From 1944-1971, she wrote a column, "This 'n' That" community news, for The DeSoto News, and later for The Journal Herald in Shawnee. She also later wrote DeSoto history for The Olathe Daily News. She was a member of the United Methodist Church until 1988, then attended the Clearview City Village Church. She also was a member of the Liberty Rebekah Lodge No. 631 for 75 years; a member of the DeSoto Chapter of the Eastern Star for 50 years, and was the organist there for 45 years; the secretary for Lexington Grange for more than 45 years; a member of the Cemetery Board; a member of the Y.W. Club; a member of the Museum Board; and a member of the Economic Development Committee. Survivors include a son, Louis Leland Penner, DeSoto; a sister, Oma Girsch, Gardner; a grandson, Paul Lee Penner, DeSoto; a granddaughter, Gail Louise Funk, Lawrence; seven great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. Visitation is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, April 10, at Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at DeSoto Cemetery. There will be an Eastern Star ceremony by the DeSoto Chapter. Memorial contributions may be made to the Eudora Nursing Home.

Linda Perkins
Linda Marie Perkins, 43, of Stanley, died Saturday, Feb. 17, 2001, at her home. She was born July 7, 1957, in Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of Joseph J. and Vera L. (Burns) Kellerman. She was employed by Dodson Insurance Company as a commercial underwriter for 15 years. She was employed by McKeever Price Chopper as a pricing coordinator from December 1997 to the time of her illness in 2000. She was preceded in death by one son, Jeffery Perkins, who died at age 7 months in 1977, and her father. Survivors include her husband, James Dwight Perkins, of the home; one daughter, Jennifer Perkins, who attends the University of Kansas; her mother, Vera Kellerman, of the home; one brother, Jim Kellerman, Kansas City, Mo.; one sister, Theresa Bruns, of Branson, Mo.; and many nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 24, at Southwoods Christian Church, 16110 Metcalf Ave.

Dorothy Perkins-Cordell
Dorothy "Dot" Perkins Cordell, 91, Houston, Texas, died Wednesday, June 7, 2000, at Herman Memorial Hospital in Houston. She was born Aug. 2, 1908, in Gardner, the daughter of Bert Reuben Perkins and Lulu Elizabeth Cramer Perkins. She lived in Gardner until she married William E. Cordell in Edgerton. The couple then moved to Texas. They returned to Gardner in the 1970s to be with her mother. She moved back to Texas several years ago, to be with her son. She was a 1925 graduate of Gardner High School, and attended Emporia State Teacher's College. She was a teacher in a one-room school in rural Gardner. She also was assistant postmistress for the city, with her mother and grandfather, J.M. Cramer, who were both postmasters in Gardner. She was the first employee at Cramer Chemical Co. She was a member of the former Gardner United Methodist Church and the TTT Bridge Club in Gardner. She was preceded in death by her husband, William E. Cordell, in 1971; a daughter, Nancy Cordell, in 1949; a brother, Bert Perkins Jr.; and a sister, Betty Lou Stephens. Survivors include a son, William Cordell Jr., and his wife, Lisa Cordell, both of Houston; and a granddaughter, Ashley. Visitation will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner. The funeral will be 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at the Gardner Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the church of the donor's choice.

Metta Persinger
Metta L. Persinger, 60, Olathe, died Monday, Sept. 25, 2000, at home. She was born April 15, 1940, in Portmouth, Ohio. She had lived in Olathe the past four years, having come from Grove City, Ohio, where she had lived most of her life. Survivors include a daughter, Debbie L. Graves, Olathe; two brothers; two sisters; and three grandchildren. The graveside service will be 4 p.m. Friday at the Olathe Memorial Cemetery in Olathe. The family requests memorial contributions to be made to the Lenexa Christian Center, 17500 W. 87th St., Lenexa, KS 66219. Arrangements are by the Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, Olathe.

Geraldine Peters
Geraldine "Gerry" Peters, 87, Gardner, died Monday, May 14, 2001, at Olathe Medical Center. She was born June 30, 1913, in Poplar Bluff, Mo., the daughter of T.L. and Metta (Cravins) Moore. She has also lived in Overland Park. She was a secretary for Pyramid Products in Kansas City, Mo., for 30 years. She retired in 1981. She married C.C. Bowers of Poplar Bluff, Mo., on June 9, 1934; he died Nov. 23, 1961. She then married Oscar (Pete) Peters, Prairie Village, on Jan. 15, 1966. He died Sept. 22, 1984. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Gardner, Kan. She was preceded in death by her parents, two husbands, and one brother, Victor L. Moore. Survivors include a daughter, Judy (Bowers) and husband, Jack Kitteringham, Sun City, Ariz.; two granddaughters, Gerry Ann Julien, San Diego, Calif., and Jody High, of Kentucky; a grandson, J.B. Wilson, Concordia, Mo.; and three great-grandchildren. There will be no funeral services. Anatomical donation is planned to the KU Medical Center for research. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Center for Basic Cancer Research, 1500 Hayes Drive, Suite B., Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66502-9909.

Geraldine Peters
Geraldine "Gerry" Peters, 87, Gardner, died Monday, May 14, 2001, at Olathe Medical Center. She was born June 30, 1913, in Poplar Bluff, Mo., the daughter of T.L. and Metta (Cravins) Moore. She has also lived in Overland Park. She was a secretary for Pyramid Products in Kansas City, Mo., for 30 years. She retired in 1981. She married C.C. Bowers of Poplar Bluff, Mo., on June 9, 1934; he died Nov. 23, 1961. She then married Oscar (Pete) Peters, Prairie Village, on Jan. 15, 1966. He died Sept. 22, 1984. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Gardner, Kan. She was preceded in death by her parents, two husbands, and one brother, Victor L. Moore. Survivors include a daughter, Judy (Bowers) and husband, Jack Kitteringham, Sun City, Ariz.; two granddaughters, Gerry Ann Julien, San Diego, Calif., and Jody High, of Kentucky; a grandson, J.B. Wilson, Concordia, Mo.; and three great-grandchildren. There will be no funeral services. Anatomical donation is planned to the KU Medical Center for research. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Center for Basic Cancer Research, 1500 Hayes Drive, Suite B., Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66502-9909.

Gerald Peterson
Gerald N. Peterson, 73, Spring Hill, died Thursday, Dec. 14, 2000, at St. Joseph Health Center, Kansas City, Mo. He was born Feb. 2, 1927, the son of Boyd and Helen (Dailey) Peterson in Iowa. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He married Virginia Temple in September 1963. He was a member of the Kansas Saddle-Horse Association, American Saddle Association and the International Arabian Horse Association (IAHA). He served as a Large R judge and was on the board of directors for IAHA. He was also a long-time member of the North American Trail Ride Conference. Survivors include his wife, Virginia; a son, Joseph Peterson; stepson, Stanley Peterson; two brothers, Darwin and Wayne Peterson; a sister Lois Coltran; a foster sister, Theda Wilson; and six grandchildren. A visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20, at the Amos Family Chapel of Lenexa. The funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. Following the service, a reception will be at Amos Activity Center. Graveside services for the family will be held at Shawnee Mission Memory Gardens. The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Heart Association or National Kidney Foundation.

Marjorie Peterson
Marjorie Peterson, 75, of Basehor died Sunday, June 24, 2001, at Villa St. Francis in Olathe. She was born March 15, 1926, in Leavenworth County. She was a member of the Holy Angels Catholic Church and was a lifelong resident of the Basehor area. She helped on the family farm. She loved to garden, and can fruits and vegetables. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey Peterson Jr., in 1991, and a son, Larry Peterson, in 1958. Survivors include two sons, Earnest Peterson and wife, Marilyn, Olathe, and Garry Peterson and wife Jillene, Loveland, Colo.; two daughters, Irene Hudgins and husband Jack, Spring Hill, and Joyce Bowlin and husband, Steve, Tonganoxie; a sister, Earlene Ebert and husband John, Kansas City, Kan.; 20 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Mass will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 27, at Holy Angels Catholic Church, Basehor. Burial will be in Holy Angels Cemetery, Basehor. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Alden-Harrington Funeral Home, Bonner Springs, with a rosary being said at 7 p.m. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Catholic Charities Hospice, Holy Angels Catholic Church Building Fund or Villa St. Francis in care of the funeral home.

Frances Petree
Frances D. Petree, 89, LaCygne, Kan., died Friday, June 9, 2000, at the Long Term Care Nursing Home, Olathe. She was born Sept. 18, 1910, in Jasper, Ark. Her parents were Frank Wilson and Florence Boomer Reves. When she was a child the family moved from Jasper to Oklahoma. She married Garvin C. "Pete" Petree in Dillon, S.C. They lived in North Carolina, Oklahoma, Olathe, Hillsdale and LaCygne. During World War II, she worked for the Hercules Powder Ammunition Plant in the magazine department in DeSoto. She also worked for Olathe Medical Center before retiring in 1973. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in LaCygne and Happy Homemaker's Club of Hillsdale. She was preceded in death by her husband, four brothers and a sister. Surviving are three daughters: Frankie Fay Camp, Okarche, Okla.; Debbie Magers, Osawatomie; and Florence Ann Fowler, Lee's Summit; one sister: Louise Thompson, Belleville, N.C.; nine grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren. Services are to be at 11 a.m. Monday at the First Baptist Church, Paola. Burial is to be at Hillsdale Cemetery. The family requests memorial contributions to Paola First Baptist Church or LaCygne Calvary Baptist Church, care of Wilson & Son Funeral Home.

David Peuser
David E. Peuser, 34, Olathe, died Feb. 14, 2000, at his home. He was born Jan. 2, 1966, at Kansas City, Kan., the son of James Anthony and Mary Ann (Spielbusch) Peuser. He married Kelly S. Young Feb. 3, 1996, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Wea, where he was a member. He was an electrician for R.F. Fisher and a member of the Electrical Union Local No. 124. He had graduated from DeVry Institute of Technology and was working on a master electrician degree. He was preceded in death by a brother, Gary D. Peuser, in 1980. Survivors include his wife, Kelly, of the home; his parents, Spring Hill; a brother, Steven Peuser, Olathe; and two sisters, Brenda Wempe, Gardner, and Teresa Graue, Overland Park. The rosary will be 7 p.m. today at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Wea. The funeral mass will be 10 a.m. Thursday at the church. Burial will be at the Holy Rosary Cemetery, Wea. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital or to Shawnee Mission St. Luke's Hospice. Arrangements are by Runyan Funeral Home, Louisburg.


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