Betty Jo Curtis
Betty Jo Curtis, 69, formerly of Basehor, died Friday, Nov. 12, 2004, at her home in Wellington, Fla.
A memorial service to celebrate and remember her life will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, at Quisenberry Funeral Home, Tonganoxie. Private inurnment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery, Basehor.
Mrs. Curtis was born May 20, 1935, in rural Basehor, the first of three children born to Joe and Olive (Owens) Carney. She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Faye Gehl.
She and her husband, Russell, enjoyed nearly 30 happy years together, living in Lawrence, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Miami, Fla. and Wellington, Fla. During this time, she was active in the Head Start program in Lawrence, the U.S. Navy school system in Puerto Rico, and serving as executive secretary to the director of the Doral Country Club, Miami. She volunteered at the American Cancer Society, the American Orchid Society and the Tropical Orchid Society in Florida.
She is survived by her husband, Russell E. Curtis, Jr., of the home; a brother and sister-in-law, Orin and Sally Carney, Rustic, Colo.; two stepdaughters, Deborah Fritts of Ottawa and Nancy Curtis, San Antonio, Texas; a stepson, Steven Curtis, Lawrence; six nieces, Chris Dinnin, Beth Staley, Pam Carney, Lori Ferris, Katherine Gehl and Susan Jo Newman; four nephews, Brian Carney, Daren Carney, Andy Gehl and Michael Gehl; three step-grandsons and 14 great-nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: American Cancer Society or Hospice of Palm Beach County, Inc., in care of Quisenberry Funeral Home, P.O. Box 993, Tonganoxie KS 66086.
Lloyd D. Richardson
Lloyd D. Richardson, 79, McLouth, died Thursday, Dec. 2, 2004, at Olathe Medical Center.
Funeral services were Monday at Quisenberry Funeral Home, Tonganoxie. The family received friends Sunday at the Quisenberry Chapel. Burial was in McLouth Cemetery, McLouth.
Mr. Richardson was born Feb. 22, 1925, in Lebanon, Mo., the son of Hansel G. and Mary (Dingee) Richardson. He was a member of the Eagles Club, Oskaloosa, and of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local No. 41, Kansas City, Mo. He was retired from McClean Truck Lines in Kansas City, Mo.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Violet Mae (Toothman) Richardson on Aug. 20, 2003.
Survivors include a son, Lloyd Dennis Richardson, Excelsior Springs, Mo.; three daughters, Brenda Carter, Dunnegan, Mo., Sharon Simmons, Humansville, Mo., and Deborah Pycior, Shawnee; eight grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
Alf T.H. Oleson
Alf T.H. Oleson, 88, Eudora, died Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2004, at his home. Cremation. No public services are planned.
Mr. Oleson was born Nov. 15, 1916, in Independence, Mo., the son of Arild and Eva (Ohleson) Oleson. He was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran, serving as a corpsman with the 72nd Seabees. He was the owner of Oleson Pharmacy in Eudora from 1946 to 1970 and was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Eudora.
He was a 1940 graduate of University of Kansas School of Pharmacy. He was instrumental in securing a doctor and building Eudora's first medical facility. He started Eudora Development, which paved the way for Eudora Nursing Center. He was a member of Kansas State Board of Pharmacy (64 years), Kansas Pharmacist Association, American Legion Post #14, Lawrence (59 years), Charter Member of Eudora Lions Club (53 years), Board of Director of Kaw Valley Bank and Eudora Nursing Center, Eudora School Board President (19 years), Eudora C.P.A. Committee, Eudora Zoning & Planning Board, organized the Avenue of Flags at Eudora Cemetery and was Eudora's Citizen of the year in 1997. On June 1, 1941, he was united in marriage to Dorothea Davidson.
Two brothers, Harold and Bud Oleson and sister, Ruby Henshaw, preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothea Oleson, of the home; son and daughter-in-law, Trig and Donna Oleson, Eudora; daughter and son-in-law, Vicki and Trent Downing, Henderson, Nev.; two grandsons, Brian and Mike Oleson, a grand daughter-in-law, Christine Oleson, and great-granddaughter, Mara Oleson, all of Eudora.
Quisenberry Funeral Home, Tonganoxie, is in charge of arrangements.
Karron K. McKay
Kansas City, Kan.
Karron Kay McKay, 57, of Kansas City, Kan., formerly of the Muncie area, died Saturday, Dec. 4, 2004, at her home. Graveside services were Tuesday at the Mt. Sidney cemetery in Linwood. Visitation was Tuesday at the Alden-Harrington Funeral Home, Bonner Springs.
Memorial contributions may be made to Karron McKay Fund in care of the funeral home.
Ms. McKay was born Dec. 1, 1947, in Kansas City, Kan. She previously worked for Procter & Gamble in Kansas City, Kan. For the past 10 years she worked for Quick-Crete in Edwardsville. She enjoyed her grandchildren and their many activities.
Survivors include a son, Frank L. McKay Jr., Kansas City, Kan.; two daughters, Tanna Rush, Kansas City, Kan.; and Christine Alonge, Independence, Mo.; a brother, Paul Jones, Linwood; two sisters, Sharon Morrison and Glenda Beaumont, both of Montreal, Mo.; eight grandchildren; and her close friend of many years, Keith Mull, Kansas City, Kan.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Earl in 2002, and Lucille Jones in 2001; two brothers, David Jones in 1949 and Michael Jones in 1995; one sister, Arlenia Bobrukiewiez in 1998.