Junior Atkinson, 71, Edwardsville, died Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2004, at Providence Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Alden-Harrington Funeral Home, Bonner Springs, with burial to follow in the Edwardsville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in care of the Alden-Harrington Funeral Home, 214 Oak St., Bonner Springs KS 66012 (913) 422-4074.
Mr. Atkinson was born July 30, 1933, in Fenners County, Tenn. Upon his return from serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean War he married his wife, Pansy. They moved to the Kansas City area in 1959. In 1960 he began his career with the railroad first with the Union Pacific, later with the Rock Island and lastly with the Union Pacific again, where he retired as a carman in July of 1995.
He was preceded in death by one brother and one sister. Survivors include his wife, Pansy Atkinson, of the home; two sons, Terry Atkinson (Sandy), Kansas City, Kan.; and Gary Atkinson (Julie), La Mesa, Calif.; a daughter, Debra Rhodes, Edwardsville; three brothers and two sisters as well as six grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
Arrangements by Alden-Harrington Funeral Home, (913) 422-4074.
Lily Belle Sterling
Kansas City, Kan.
Graveside services for Lily Belle Sterling, age three months, of Kansas City, Kan., were Tuesday at De Soto Cemetery. Lily Belle died Thursday, Sept. 16, at Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Mo.
She was born June 18, 2004, in Overland Park.
Survivors include the mother, Lisa Sterling, of the home; and a sister, Heather, and brother, Seth, all of the home.
The family suggests memorial contributions to the Cedar Crest Memorial, Box 101, De Soto KS 66018.
David Gene Quesenbury Sr.
Services for David Gene Quesenbury Sr., 51, Lawrence, were Friday, Sept. 17, at Lawrence Funeral Chapel.
Mr. Quesenbury died Monday, Sept. 13, 2004, in a three-vehicle accident in Edwardsville.
He was born Dec. 10, 1952, in Morris, Okla., the son of Elton Gene and Violet May "Jackie" Wilson Quesenbury. He graduated from Okmulgee High School in 1971 and received a degree in diesel mechanics from Oklahoma State Technical School in 1973. He moved from Okmulgee, Okla., and lived in Lawrence for 18 years.
Mr. Quesenbury worked as a diesel mechanic for many years. He worked for R.V. Vickers Trucking Co. in Kansas City, Kan., and formerly worked for Allied Oil Co. in Kansas City, Kan.
He married Judy Kay Bickford on Feb. 3, 1989, in Lawrence. They divorced.
Survivors include his mother, Beggs, Okla.; a son, David Gene Quesenbury Jr., Lawrence; a daughter, Chelsea Quesenbury, Lawrence; three brothers, John, Okmulgee, Phillip, Keller, Texas, and Mark, Broken Arrow, Okla.; two sisters, Nancy Ann Miller, Dennison, Texas, and Mary Russell, Sand Springs, Okla.; and a grandson.
The family suggests memorials to the Chelsea Quesenbury Education Fund, sent in care of the funeral chapel.
Richard Otis Jerome
Richard Otis Jerome, 66, Leavenworth, died Saturday, Sept. 18, 2004, at his home. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Resurrection Cemetery in Lenexa. Visitation was Tuesday at the Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee.
Mr. Jerome was born Sept. 9, 1938, in Goff, Kan., to Louis and Mary (Little) Jerome. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a mail handler with the U.S. Postal Service and retired in 2001. He was a past board member of the Johnson County Girls Athletic Association.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Marilee (Hasenkamp) Jerome, in December 1991. He is survived by her three daughters, DeAnn (Edward) Gabel, Kansas City, Kan.; Janet (Jeff) Tylicki, Shawnee; and Vicki (Chad) Lee, Lenexa; father and mother, Louis and Mary Jerome, Goff, Kan.; four sisters, Marilyn Fund, Grandview, Kan.; Helen Stattery, Mayetta, Kan.; Della Steinlage, Topeka; and RaEtta McKinnon, Kansas; two brothers, Kenneth Jerome, Circleville, Kan.; and Dean Jerome, Roeland Park; his friend, Irene Remy, Shawnee; and four grandchildren, Macie Lee, Brandon Lee, Marilee Tylicki and Jerome "J.J." Tylicki.
Arrangements by the Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee. (913) 631-5566.