Arlan Kay Colman
Graveside services for Arlan Kay Colman, 50, Shawnee, were Friday, Oct. 1, at Eudora Cemetery. A memorial service will be at a later date at Bethesda's Faith Village in Shawnee.
Miss Colman died Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2004, at Royal Terrace Nursing Home in Olathe.
She was born Aug. 7, 1954, in Lawrence, the daughter of Keith and Janice Guenther Colman. She was a resident of Bethesda's Faith Village Campus in Shawnee for the past 16 years. She formerly resided at the Kansas Neurological Institute in Topeka.
Miss Colman was a production worker for JDS Workshop in Shawnee. She also participated in Special Olympics most of her life.
Survivors include her parents, Eudora, and a sister, Carolyn Rogers, Lawrence. The family suggests memorials to Bethesda's Faith Village, sent in care of the Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. E-mail condolences may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, subject: Colman.
Ernest Fredrick Waitzmann
Ernest Fredrick Waitzmann, 76, Olathe, died Sunday, Sept. 26, 2004, at his home. Funeral mass will be at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Paul Catholic Church; entombment in the Resurrection Cemetery Mausoleum. A rosary recitation will be at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Amos Family Chapel of Lenexa; visitation will follow until 8 p.m.
Mr. Waitzmann was born Sept. 28, 1929, in Milwaukee, Wis., to Frederick and Alma Waitzmann. He married Judith Larkins on June 19, 1955, in Kansas City, Mo. He worked for 43 years as a lithographer (printer) and he was a member of the GCIU Local 235.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1950 to 1953. He was stationed in Germany. He was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church, Olathe, and a member of the Olathe/Eastern Kansas Right to Life for 15 years. He loved being outdoors in the garden and fishing, and he was an avid woodworker and a great help to many people.
He was preceded in death by his four sisters. He is survived by his wife, Judy, of the home; five children, Deborah Ann Gardner and Gary Stone, Olathe; Denice Bradfield and Mark, Olathe; Michael Chad Waitzmann, Hutchinson, Kan.; Steve Allen Waitzmann and Sharon, Baldwin City, Kan.; and Diane Renee Swanson and Michael, Olathe; seven grandchildren, Brian, Rachelle, Dustin, Christopher, Ashley, Jennifer and Joshua; one great-granddaughter, Kathlynn; two brothers, Kenneth and Franklin Waitzmann; and two sisters, Anita Shafer and Carol McNally.
Arrangements by The Amos Family Chapel of Lenexa, 913-888-6611.
William F. Small
William F. Small, 63, of Basehor, died Thursday, Sept. 23, 2004, at the University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, Kan.
Services were held Monday at the Alden-Harrington Funeral Home in Bonner Springs with burial in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Kansas City, Kan. The family suggests memorial contributions to K.U. Cancer Center c/o the funeral home.
Mr. Small was born Dec. 13, 1940, in Kansas City, Kan. He lived most of his life in the Kansas City, Kan., area and had lived briefly in Montana and Colorado. He was a truck driver most of his working life. He worked for Safeway in Kansas City, Kan. for 10 years and more recently he enjoyed working for Jim Cannon Trucking for the last seven years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Mildred Small. Survivors include the wife, Sande Small, of the home; a son, Bubba Small and wife Tobi of Maysville, Mo.; a daughter, Brandy Downey and husband Tim of Bates City, Mo.; a step-son, Robert Walker and wife Trish of Kansas City, Kan.; two stepdaughters, Tonya Rahija of Kansas City, Kan., and Crystal Vervaecke and husband Michael of Linn Valley, Kan.; a sister, Nancy Sphar and husband Shelby of El Dorado, Kan.; and seven granddaughters.
George A. Newton
Kansas City, Mo.
Services with military honors for George Abraham "Fig" Newton, 77, Kansas City, Mo., will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.
Mr. Newton died Saturday, Sept. 25, 2004, at Carondelet Manor in Kansas City, Mo.
He was born Dec. 11, 1926, in Lebanon, Ky., the son of Sylvestor and Consuelo Hill Newton. He graduated from Shawnee Mission Rural High School. He graduated in 1951 from Kansas University, where he was a member of the football team and Sigma Chi fraternity.
He lived primarily in the Kansas City area and briefly in Washington, D.C., and Tallequah, Okla., until he retired in Lawrence.
Mr. Newton served in the Merchant Marines during the Korean War. He also served in the Coast Guard and its reserves until 1989, when he retired with the rank of commander.
Survivors include two daughters, Elizabeth Newell, Prairie Village; and Susan Newton-Rhodes, Chestertown, Md.; a sister, Ruth Malay, Aspen, Colo.; and five grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials to the KU Endowment Association, sent in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 1260, Lawrence 66044.
Jeffrey E. Schmidt
Jeffrey E. Schmidt, 49, of Bonner Springs, died Sunday, Sept. 26, 2004, at Providence Medical Center. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Bonner Springs United Methodist Church with burial to follow in Bonner Springs Cemetery.
Mr. Schmidt was born Aug. 14, 1955, in Edwardsville, Ill. He moved to the Kansas City area in 1963. He was a 1973 graduate of Shawnee Mission South and then graduated with a B.S. in Industrial Psychology from Kansas State University. Later he married Audrey Miller in 1982. He previously worked as a manager for Heartland Vending Co. in Kansas City, Mo. for many years before becoming a supervisor for U.S. Maintenance.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Dick and Bunny Schmidt. Survivors include the wife, Audrey Miller, of the home; two sons, Joey and Mark Schmidt, both of the home; three brothers, Ron Harris, East Alton, Ill.; Rick Schmidt, Shawnee; and Lance Schmidt, Webster Grove, Mo.