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Evelyn Sebaugh
NORCATUR, KS-Evelyn R. Sebaugh, 77, Norcatur, died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2000, after a long illness. She was born June 9, 1923, in McCook, Neb., the daughter of Frank and Minnie (Betts) Frewen. She lived all her life in Norcatur. She married Lowell Sebaugh on Aug. 10, 1941. She was a housewife, mother and grandmother. She was preceded in death by a brother, Francis Frewen; and a sister, Patricia Frewen Montieth. Survivors include her husband, Lowell Sebaugh; four daughters, Janice O'Hare, Linda Hunt, Terry Cross and Mary Lough; a sister, Dorothy Frewen Clarson; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. The funeral is 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at the United Methodist Church, Norcatur. Burial will be at the Norcatur Cemetery, Norcatur. Memorial contributions may be made to the memorial fund at the Norcatur Cafe. Arrangements are by the Pauls Funeral Homes, Oberlin and Selden, Kan.

Lucille Sellers
Lucille Lena Lipp Sellers, 84, Leavenworth, Kan., died Saturday, March 31, 2001, at her home. She was born December 22, 1916, in Leavenworth, Kan., the daughter of Ernest Adam and Lena Katherine Haas Lipp. She married David Thomas Lindsay. He preceded her in death in January of 1941. She later married Arthur Sellers. He preceded her in death on April 16, 1966. She graduated from Leavenworth High School. She then graduated from St. Mary College. She taught school in rural one-room schools and Leavenworth Schools, teaching at North Broadway School and Third Avenue School and retiring in 1980. She was a lifelong member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, Leavenworth, the Leavenworth Retired Teachers and the Graham Chapter 395 O.E.S. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Clarence Lipp; and a sister, Dorothy Bogner. She is survived by a daughter, Laura Jane Dyson, DeSoto, Kan.; a son, Col. David Olcott Lindsay, St. Maries, Idaho; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held 10 a.m. Friday at the Davis Funeral Chapel. Burial was in the Mt. Muncie Cemetery.

Catherine Serpico
Catherine M. Serpico, 70, Eudora, died Thursday, April 6, 2000, at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Lawrence. She was born June 8, 1929, to Frank W. and Esie Holland Lencinger, in Staten Island, N.Y., where she had lived most of her life. She was a 1947 graduate of St. Peter's Girl's High School in Staten Island. She had done clerical work for Hanover Insurance Company in New York. A widow, she had moved to Eudora recently to be with her daughter. Survivors include four sons, C.J. Morgan, Ocean, N.J., William F. Morgan, Staten Island, N.Y., Robert P. Morgan, Gardner, and Brian J. Morgan, Olathe; a daughter, Barbara E. Horton, Eudora; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. The funeral will be a private family memorial service at a later date. Arrangements are by Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner. James R. Garrett Jr. James R. Garrett Jr., 63, Olathe, died Thursday, April 6, 2000, at the Shawnee Mission Medical Center, Merriam. He was born Jan. 9 1937, in Kansas City, Mo., to James R. and Lula (Slusher) Garrett. He was a lifelong area resident. In his youth, he was a DeMolay member. He had worked for the Santa Fe Railroad, Gordon Transport, Pinkerton Guards and the Kansas City Bureau of Investigation. Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Marilyn (Kimberling) Garrett, of the home; a son, James K. Garrett, DeSoto; a daughter, Debra A. (Blake) Redfern, Olathe; two brothers, Kenneth E. Garrett, Louisville, Ky., and Finas Albert Garrett, Olathe; a sister, Carol Ann Garrett, Topeka; and six grandchildren. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 9, at the Amos Family Chapel, Shawnee. The funeral will be 1 p.m. Monday, April 10, at the chapel. Burial will be at the Johnson County Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Amerian Diabetes Association.

Donald Shaffer
Donald L. Shaffer, 80, Kinsley, Kan., died Saturday, Jan. 6, 2001, at Pratt Regional Medical Center in Pratt, Kan. He was born Jan. 3, 1921, in Kinsley, Kan. He married Ruth Maxine (Lowery) Shaffer on Sep. 8, 1946. He worked as a county appraiser. He was a member of the First United Congregational Church of Christ, the Rotary, VFW Post No. 7349, and U.S. LST Association. His parents, Vere R. and Alice (Goodwin) Shaffer, preceded him in death. Survivors include three daughters, Susan S. Rudoy, Pleasant Valley, N.Y., Marsha J. Wilson, Merriam, and Phyllis A. Wright, Olathe; one brother, Robert Shaffer, Ann Arbor, Mich.;and four grandsons. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday. Jan. 10, at Congregational Church, Kinsley, Kan. Memorial contributions may be made to the Kinsley Library in care of McKillip Memorial Funeral Home, Kinsley, Kan.

Richard Shaffer
Richard N. Shaffer, 73, of Olathe, died Thursday, Feb. 1, 2001. He was born Nov. 20, 1927, in Newton, Kan., the son of Ralph and Gladys (Weston) Shaffer. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in World War II. He was honorably discharged in 1948. He was a member of the Teamsters Local No. 41 and worked for Pacific Intermountain Express (P.I.E.), retiring in 1988. He retired to Lusk, Wyo., until moving back to Olathe in 1997. He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 153, VFW, and the Elks. He enjoyed fishing and loved all animals - especially dogs. Survivors include one daughter, Lydi Payne, Olathe; one stepdaughter, Kim Eastman, Olathe; two brothers, Harold Shaffer, Modesto, Calif., and Glenn Shaffer, Eugene, Ore.; one sister, Ruth Stucky, of Fort Myers, Fla.; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 6, at W.L. Frye and Son Funeral Home, Olathe. Burial will follow at Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, with the American Legion Post No. 153 providing military honors. Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 5, at the funeral home. The family suggests contributions to American Legion Post No. 153 or to the VFW.

Margaret Sheafer
Margaret Ann Cumley Sheafer, 81, died Thursday, May 3, 2001. She was born Jan. 5, 1920, in Kansas City, Kan., and had lived most of her life in Olathe. She worked 15 years for the Hyer Boot Company of Olathe as a stitcher. She also worked at Puritan-Bennett in Lenexa, retiring in 1982. She married Gene Sheafer on Feb. 22, 1941, in Olathe. Survivors include nine children, Mickey Sheafer and wife, Cindy, Olathe; Patty Gates and husband, John, Olathe; Peggy Dunavin and husband, Dan, Winter Haven, Fla.; Tim Sheafer and wife, Jana, Olathe; Denny Sheafer and wife, Sheri, Oskaloosa; Mary Briar and husband, Jack, Olathe; Donny Sheafer and wife, Marie, Olathe; Tony Sheafer, Olathe; and Tina Lenz, Olathe. Other survivors include three sisters, Bette Jane Mahaffie, Olathe, Della Toplikar, Gardner, and Joanne Smith, Olathe; 35 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gene, in 1994; her parents, Davis Lee and Anna C. (McTamney) Cumley; a granddaughter, Barbara Lynn Sheafer; a brother, "Red" Cumley; and a sister, "Shug" Hutton. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner. The rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Paul's Catholic Church, Olathe. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Olathe. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to Kansans for Life, P.O. Box 4448, Overland Park, KS 66204 or to the American Indian Relief Council, P.O. Box 6200, Rapid City, S.D. 57709-6200.

Lee Sheldon Sr.
Lee T. Sheldon Sr., 89, Olathe, died Monday, May 29, 2000, at Royal Terrace Care Center, Olathe. He was born in Lee's Summit, Mo., and had lived in Olathe since 1940. He was a mail handler for the Kansas City Terminal Railway at Union Station and had retired in 1973, after 25 years of service. He was preceded in death by three sisters and a brother. Survivors include a son, Lee T. Sheldon Jr., Spring Hill; a daughter, Betty J. Mitchell, Olathe; a brother, Marion Sheldon, Belton, Mo.; six grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, Olathe. The funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday, June 1, at the funeral home. Burial will be at Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens, Olathe.

Margie Sheldon
Margie Frances Sheldon, 93, DeSoto, died Thursday, Sept. 7, 2000, at her home. She was born May 11, 1907, in Monticello, Kan., the daughter of Wallace C. Randall and Luevicy (Ross) Randall. She was a lifelong DeSoto area resident. She married Herbert L. Sheldon on Aug. 2, 1940, in St. Joseph, Mo. She was a homemaker. She attended DeSoto United Methodist Church. She was a 35-year member of the DeSoto Chapter of the Eastern Star and a lifetime member of Baldwin City Rebekah Lodge. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Sheldon, on Oct. 21, 1991; three brothers, Harry, Albert and Anos Randall; a sister, Gertrude; and a granddaughter, F. Jeanene Lawhead. Survivors include two daughters, Frances E. Lawhead, DeSoto, and Ella J. Warren, Wichita; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; and her care giver, Vanessa Gee. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, at Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner. The graveside service will be 1 p.m. Monday at the DeSoto Cemetery in DeSoto. Memorial contributions may be made to the Kidney Foundation, in memory of her granddaughter, F. Jeanene Lawhead.

William Shepard
William A. Shepard, 66, Olathe, died Tuesday, May 1, 2001, at the Olathe Medical Center. He was born July 22, 1934, in Emporia, the son of Andrew Deforest and Erma Lee (Courtney) Shepard. He lived in Olathe for the past 30 years, coming from Grandview, Mo. He was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church, Olathe. He graduated from Emporia High School in 1952. He then entered the U.S. Navy and served for 212 years. He married Paula Parker on Nov. 10, 1957, in Kiowa, Kan. He graduated from Emporia State University in 1959 with a business degree. He worked for Commercial Credit in Kansas City, Mo., for two years. He then worked for the Grandview Police Department in 1959 for 12 years. He then moved to Olathe and started working for the Olathe Police Department as the chief of police in 1971, retiring in 1993. William was a member of the the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and he was a past President of Metropolitan Police Chiefs Association. He was a past president for two terms and a past secretary of Kansas Peace Officers Association. He was also the 1980 Gold Award winner of the KMBC Award for Valor, and he was the Director of Public Safety in Olathe from 1983 to 1986. He also was a former member of the Rotary Club in Olathe. William enjoyed traveling in his RV with his wife and friends to south Texas for the winter. He also was an avid Chiefs fan. William Shepard served as a Police Chief with distinction and honor. He will be remembered as a true professional in every meaning of the word. He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Paula Shepard, of the home; a son, Sean Shepard, Prairie Village; a daughter, Sherri Shepard, Glendale, Ariz.; and a grandson, William W. Shepard. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday at the W.L. Frye and Son Mortuary and Crematory, Olathe. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at the College Church of the Nazarene, Olathe. Burial will follow at Lincoln Cemetery, Lebo, Kan. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 5960 Dearborn Suite 100, Mission, KS 66202, or the American Heart Association, 6800 W. 93rd St., Overland Park, KS 66212.

Louise Sherwood
Louise Mary Sherwood, 79, Olathe, died Tuesday, March 28, 2000. She was born Dec. 13, 1920, in Kansas City, Kan. She attended elementary and junior high school at St. Rose of Lima, and was a 1938 graduate from Wyandotte High School. She was an employee of Union Pacific Railroad from 1941 to 1956. She later worked at the Mid-Continent Public Library, Gladstone Branch, from 1965 to 1977. She was preceded in death by four brothers, Joseph, John, Matt and Frank Leverich; and a granddaughter, Shelby Louise Sherwood. Survivors include her husband of 49 years, Norman E. Sherwood, of the home; two sons, Lawrence E. Sherwood, Olathe, and John M. Sherwood, Kansas City, Mo.; a daughter, Michele Sanderson, Gladstone; and eight grandchildren. The mass of Christian burial will be 10 a.m. today at St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church, 6415 N.E. Antioch Road, Kansas City, Mo. Burial will be at Resurrection North. Arrangements are by Mount Moriah Terrace Park, Kansas City, Mo.

Eska Shindler
Eska Faye Shindler, Olathe, died Thursday, Nov. 23, 2000. She was born Dec. 23, 1912, in Ozark County, Mo. She and her husband ran their family farm in Almartha, Mo. She was an avid gardener, and enjoyed canning and cooking. She was a member of the North Ozark Church of Christ. Survivors include her husband, Obrey Shindler, Olathe; two daughters, Pat Smidt and husband Larry of Pauline, Neb., and Earlene Roberts and husband, Bill, of Olathe; daughter-in-law Nadine Shindler , Lee's Summit, Mo.; two sisters, Mrs. Ray Bushong, Gainesville, Mo., and Lucille Duren, Macomb, Mo., two brothers, Hubert James Springfield, Mo., and Vernon James, Gainesville, Mo. ; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Orvil and Emily James; one son, Jimmie Ray Shindler; and a grandson, Michael Leon Roberts. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. today at the Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava, Mo. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery, Wasola, Mo. The family suggest contributions to the Olathe General Baptist Church.

Lucille Shipley
LENEXA - Lucille Shipley, 86, Overland Park, died Sunday, June 10, 2001, at Delmar Gardens of Lenexa. She was born Feb. 11, 1915, in Kenneth, Kan. She lived in Johnson County most of her life. She was a chief timekeeper for the Missouri-Pacific Railroad for 35 years before her retirement. She was a member of the Stanley Bible Church, The Railway Business Women's Association, Westport Eastern Star and was a charter member of the Blue Valley Quilt Guild. She was preceded in death by her husband, James B. Shipley, in 1984. She leaves a cousin, Mary DeSchepper of Kansas City, Mo.; and a sister-in-law, Maxine Shipley of Kansas City, Mo. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on tonight at the Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 143rd and Black Bob Road. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Stanley Bible church, 14800 Metcalf Avenue. The family suggests contributions to the Stanley Bible Church.

Wilma Shipley
Wilma J. "June" Shipley, 76, of Topeka, died Monday, Dec. 11, at Topeka Care Center. She was born Sept. 18, 1924, in Pleasanton, the daughter of James Fred and Edythe Mane (Sterling) Endecott. She had been a resident of Topeka for 36 years. She was married to Claude Arthur Shipley on May 8, 1940, in Columbus, Kan. She was a pastor's wife of the Church of God of Prophecy for many years. She was a supervisor of housekeeping at Brewster Place retiring in the late 1980s. She attended the Church of God of Prophecy in Topeka. She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Arthur Shipley, and one daughter, Judith Elaine Brobst. She is survived by her son, James Arthur Shipley, Columbus; and John Shipley, Sr., Oskaloosa; one daughter, Claudia J. Hennessey, Topeka; two sisters, Wilbe Chadwick, Olathe; and Shirley Cunningham, Olathe; one brother, Clayton Endecott, Olathe; 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. today at the Parker-Price Chapel; burial at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Topeka. Memorial contributions may be made to Capper Foundation, 3500 SW 10th Avenue, Topeka, Kan. 66604-1195 or to Midland Hospice Inc., 200 SW Frazier Circle, Topeka, Kan. 66606-2800. Parker-Price Mortuary, 245 NW Independence, Topeka, KS 66608, in charge of arrangements.

Donal Shipman
Donal Lee Shipman, 75, Olathe, died Monday, Aug. 14, 2000, at the Olathe Medical Center. He was born Nov. 8, 1924, in Olathe, the son of Harry and Lida (Blacksten) Shipman. He was a lifelong resident of Olathe. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, and later was trombone player in the USO band. He married Louise Marie Rowland in 1946. He worked for Butternut Bread, Coca-Cola, and for many years at Dennis Chevrolet before retiring in the late 1980s. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Olathe and of American Legion Post No. 153. He was preceded in death by his wife, Louise, in 1990. Survivors include two daughters, Donna M. Mitchell and Lindy L. Darby, both of Olathe; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the W.L. Frye and Son Funeral Home, Olathe. Private family service. Private entombment at the Johnson County Memorial Gardens, Overland Park. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Leukemia Society of America, in memory of Louise M. Shipman, c/o W.L. Frye and Son Mortuary, 105 E. Loula St., Olathe, KS 66061.

Ruth Shrimplin
Ruth Shrimplin, 82, of Olathe, died March 13, 2001, at the Overland Park Regional Hospital. Shrimplin is preceded in death by her parents, Zane and Ruby (Quant) Reynolds; brother, Al Reynolds; and two husbands, Joseph Hundley and Robert Shrimplin. Survivors include three sons, Jeff Hundley, of Kansas City, Mo.; Larry Hundley, Glendale, Ariz.; and Keith Hundley, of Shawnee; two daughters, Barbara Reecher, of Exeter, Mo.; and Cindy Mellott, of Chamberburg, Pa.; brother, Harold Reynolds and sister, Helen Wilson, both of California; 16 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m., Saturday at the W.L. Frye and Son Mortuary and Crematory, Olathe.


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