Helen E. Kraus
Services for Helen Eugene Kraus, 86, De Soto, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at De Soto Baptist Church. Burial will be in De Soto Cemetery.
Mrs. Kraus died Saturday, Sept. 11, 2004, at Olathe Medical Center.
She was born Oct. 5, 1917, in Linwood, the daughter of Lee Clarence and Mina Belle Dent Brannock. She graduated from Linwood High School. She spent most of her life in De Soto. After her retirement she moved to Buchanon, Texas, and also lived in Shawnee before moving back to De Soto.
Mrs. Kraus worked at Hercules Powder Plant as a secretary. She then was city clerk for the City of De Soto for 25 years and retired in 1976.
She was a member of De Soto Baptist Church and a Past Worthy Matron of the De Soto Eastern Star.
She married Lloyd M. "Butch" Kraus on Jan. 3, 1937 in Richmond, Mo. He died July 8, 2004.
Survivors include two sons, Larry L. Kraus, Shawnee, and Phillip R. Kraus, Overland Park; a brother, Ronald Brannock, Perry; a sister, Dorothy Lynn, Topeka; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Her twin sister, Nellie Dean Brannock; another sister, Edna Maxine Brannock, and a great-grandson died earlier.
The family suggests memorials to the De Soto Baptist Church Building Fund, sent in care of Bruce Funeral Home, P.O. Box 192, Gardner KS 66030.
Frances J. Hanfelt
Frances "Fran" J. Hanfelt died Friday, Sept. 2, 2004, at her home in Pittsburg, Kan. after a lengthy illness, surrounded by her family. Visitation and rosary were on Saturday, followed by the funeral service at Holy Name Catholic Church, 1001 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City, Kan., with burial in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
Mrs. Hanfelt was born June 5, 1939, in Tecumseh, Neb. and moved with her family to Bonner Springs at an early age. She attended St. Anthony Grade School and Bishop Ward High School. Fran will be remembered for her gentle nature and kind heart. Although she suffered great pain during her extended illness, she never complained and was always cheerful. She was an example of love and courage to all who knew her, and she will be greatly missed.
Fran is survived by five daughters: Joan Hennessy, Kansas City, Kan.; Elizabeth Feola (Vincent) of Miami Beach, Fla.; Theresa Blood (Bill), Piper; Meghan Brown (Brandon), and Josephine Paluch Waugh (Eric) of Pittsburg, Kan.; seven grandchildren; one brother, John Hanfelt (Jean) of Salida, Colo.; three sisters: Margaret Moses, Basehor; Kay Jennings (Clayton), Edwardsville; and Mary Hanfelt, Fairway; 12 nieces and nephews and 14 great nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to Colgan Grade School, Pittsburg, Kan., or Holy Name Church, Kansas City, Kan.
Joyce Ann Bond
Services for Joyce Ann Bond, 57, Perry, Kan., were Monday, Sept. 13, at Perry Christian Church. Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Perry.
Mrs. Bond died Thursday, Sept. 9, 2004, in a two-vehicle accident in rural Ozawkie.
She was born Sept. 9, 1947, in Independence, Kan., the daughter of Clifford Berry and Jynell Jones Jones.
Mrs. Bond graduated from Perry High School in 1966 and attended the School of Floral Design in Lawrence. She had lived in the Perry area since 1964, when her family moved from Cleveland, Okla.
Mrs. Bond worked as a waitress at Sharon's Billtown Cafe and as a cook, waitress and bartender at American Legion Post No. 225 in Ozawkie.
She was a member of Perry Christian Church, American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 225 and American Bikers Aimed Toward Education.
She married Vernon Lee Bond in September 1984 in Perry. He died May 18, 2002.
Survivors include her mother, Perry; a son, Ronnie D. Jones, Topeka; three sisters, Cindy S. Spreer, Perry; Cathy L. Perron, Topeka, and Nancy E. Jones-Sanford, Lecompton; and four stepsons, James B. Bond and Bobby Bond, both of Kansas City, Kan.; Christopher Bond, Nebraska, and Brian Bond, Germany.
The family suggests memorials to the Joyce A. Bond Memorial Fund, sent in care of Barnett Funeral Home, P.O. Box 416, Oskaloosa 66066.
Mary L. Anderson
Mary L. Anderson, 79, Basehor, died Monday, Sept. 13, 2004, at Providence Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Slater Funeral Home, Trenton, Mo., conducted by the Rev. Mike Moore. Burial will be in Edinburg IOOF Cemetery, Edinburg, Mo. Visitation was Wednesday at the Slater Funeral Home, Trenton.
Mrs. Anderson was born Nov. 25, 1924, in Trenton, the daughter of Rhal and Rosa Rea Shaw. She graduated from Trenton High School in 1942. Her lifelong desire to finish college was accomplished on May 12, 2001, when she received an Associate of Arts degree from North Central Missouri College of Trenton at the age of 76.
She was a member of Union Baptist (Coon Creek) Church in Edinburg, Mo. She also was a member of Trenton Rebekah Lodge No. 15.
She married Robert Anderson on March 12, 1955, at Trenton. He died June 19, 1994. Her parents and one nephew also preceded her in death.
Survivors include a son, Leon Cunningham (Loretta), Basehor; two grandsons, Lee Cunningham (Lisa), Shawnee; and Rob Cunningham (Leesa), Bonner Springs; two sisters, Barbara Vandevender, Spickard, Mo.; and Nadine Bennett, Camden Point, Mo.; five great-grandchildren, Allison, Carli, Alex, Maegan and Tyler; and five nieces and nephews.