Helen M. Kenney
Helen M. Kenney, 75, Bonner Springs, died Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2004, at her home. Funeral services were Saturday, Dec. 11, at the Chapel Hill-Butler Funeral Home, 701 North 94th St., Kansas City, Kan. Burial followed in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Kansas City, Kan. Visitation and rosary were Friday at the funeral home.
The family requests contributions to Cancer Action or Kansas City Hospice.
Mrs. Kenney was born Jan. 1, 1929, in Hiawatha, Kan., to Ellis Applegate and Gladys Larkins Applegate. She lived in Horton, Kan., before moving to the Kansas City area in 1938. She was an admitting clerk for St. Margaret's Hospital, and then for Providence-St. Margaret's after the institutions merged, until she retired. She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, and a member of Holy Angels Catholic Church in Basehor.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. Kenny, in 1985. Survivors include three sons, Robert L. Kenney, Jr. and his wife, Lorraine, of Massapequa, N.Y.; Timothy J. Kenney of Basehor; and Jeffry A. Kenney and his wife, Kimberly, of the home; four grandchildren, Shannon L. Kenney of Lawrence; Daniel R. Kenney of Massapequa; Morgan A. Kenney of the home, and Sara A. Hoffman of Tonganoxie; and a sister, Deborah K. Hoffman of Tonganoxie. Arrangements by Chapel Hill-Butler Funeral Home, (913) 334-3366.
Lovey May Gumm
Lovey May Gumm, 93, Bonner Springs, died Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2004, at the Providence Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan. Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec. 11, 2004, at the Alden-Harrington Funeral Home with burial following in the Edwardsville Cemetery. Visitation was held prior to the funeral. The family has asked that memorial contributions be in her name to the Alden-Harrington Funeral Home to help the family with funeral expenses.
Mrs. Gumm was born May 18, 1911. in Fortney Mills, W. Va. She married John Gumm on Jan. 25, 1930, in Princeton, Ill. She was the last active charter member of the Mission Creek Baptist Church in Edwardsville, where she was a Sunday and Vacation Bible School teacher for many years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Gumm, on Dec. 8, 1982; an infant son, Harley Eugene Gumm, in 1932 and a son, Jack Gumm, in 1995.
Survivors include one son, George Gumm Sr. of Kansas City, Kan.; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren.
Donald Glen Gowler
Army Spc. Donald Glen Gowler, 22, Merriam, died Saturday, Dec. 11, 2004, in Overland Park. Funeral services were Wednesday at the Nall Ave. Baptist Church; burial in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Visitation was Tuesday at the Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to Youthfront Ministries, 4715 Rainbow Blvd., Kansas City KS 66205.
Spc. Gowler was born March 10, 1982, in Kansas City, Mo. to Randy E. and Alice J. (Gerred) Gowler. He graduated from Shawnee Mission North High School in 2000. He was active in sports during high school and later in the military. He was a member of the Nall Ave. Baptist Church. He was a soldier at Fort Riley, serving in the Big Red One. He had been stationed overseas, two years in Korea and 10 1/2 months in Iraq.
He is survived by his parents, Randy and Alice Gowler, Merriam; a sister, Rachel E. Ward and her husband, Jeff, Kearney, Mo.; grandparents, Marcella and Neal Raupp and Audrey Beckley, all of Kansas City, Mo.; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Arrangements by the Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee, (913) 631-5566.
Regina Louise Davis
Regina Louise Davis, 39, Manhattan, died Monday, Dec. 6, 2004, in Tonganoxie.
Funeral services were held Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Tonganoxie. Burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Visitation and a Rosary were held Thursday at Quisenberry Funeral Home, Tonganoxie.
Mrs. Davis was born Dec. 22, 1964, in Junction City, the daughter of Robert and Lucile (Kleinfehn) Knapp. She was a respiratory therapist for Mercy Regional Center, Manhattan. She was a graduate of Kansas State and Washburn Universities and a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Tonganoxie.
She is survived by a son, Devon Davis, of the home; her father, Robert Knapp, Tonganoxie; four brothers, Walter Knapp, Topeka; Robert Knapp, San Diego, Calif.; John Knapp, Houston, Texas; and James Knapp, Emporia; and seven sisters, Mary Knapp, Manhattan; Margaret Knapp, Pittsburg; Kathleen Stockman, Tonganoxie; Martha Palmer, Topeka; Donna Somers, Tonganoxie; Karen Bearden, San Diego, Calif.; and Laura McLoughlin, Riley, Kan.
Memorials are suggested to Leavenworth County Hospice, American Cancer Society or to Sacred Heart Church building fund in care of Quisenberry Funeral Home, P.O. Box 993, Tonganoxie KS 66086.