Mary E. Bricker
April 24, 1905 - July 25, 2002
Mary Elizabeth Bricker, 97, Lee’s Summit, formerly of Pleasant Hill, died July 25, 2002, at John Knox Village Care Center.
She was born April 24, 1905, in Claiborne County, Tennessee, the daughter of Abigia C. and Mahala Samantha (Parris) Cope.
In June 1924, she married Harry E. Bricker in Pleasant Hill.
Mrs. Bricker moved to the Pleasant Hill area in 1912 and lived in this area until moving to Jackson County in 1965.
She had been employed at the old Western Electric plant in Lee’s Summit during the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Mrs. Bricker was a longtime member of the Pleasant Hill First Baptist Church, prior to transferring her membership to the First Baptist Church of Lee’s Summit.
Preceding her in death were her parents and her husband, Harry E. Bricker in January 1991.
Surviving are a son, Harry Stanton Bricker, Naples, Fla.; three daughters, Bernita Bricker Smith, Naples, Rosemary Buse, Bellevue, Wash., and Patricia Ann Pennock, Remond, Wash.; eight grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Jeremiah Bricker, Josiah Bricker, Benjamin Bricker, Caleb Bricker, Dick Colaw and Don King.
Services were July 29 at the Stanley & Son Funeral Home with the Rev. Wyatt Shanks officiating.
Burial was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery under the direction of the Stanley & Son Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.
The family suggests memorial contributions to the Pleasant Hill First Baptist Church.
John A. Gillen
Oct. 17, 1938 - July 25, 2002
John A. Gillen of Harrisonville, Missouri, was born October 17, 1938, in LaJunta, Colorado, the son of Ivan Morgan and Alice Elizabeth (Seamans) Gillen. He departed this life Thursday, July 25, 2002, at his home after a brief, but courageous battle with pancreatic cancer at the age of 63 years, 9 months and 8 days.
After graduating valedictorian from LaJunta High School in 1956, he attended Colorado State University on an athletic scholarship and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 1960. While at Colorado State University he met and married his college sweetheart, Barbara Jean Plank, on August 20, 1960 in Kansas City, Missouri. Later, he graduated from the University of Colorado School of Pharmacy in 1963.
In 1966, John opened Gillen Pharmacy in Harrisonville where he owned and operated the business until he became ill this past spring. He enjoyed coaching Little League baseball and spending time with his family and friends at the Lake of the Ozarks. John served as president of the Lions Club and was an active member of the Harrisonville United Methodist Church.
Besides his parents, Alice and Ivan, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Jennifer, on April 16, 2000.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Barbara, of the home; two sons, John A. Gillen II and wife, Kady, Leawood, Kansas, and Justin E. Gillen, and Melissa, Shawnee, Kansas; four grandchildren, John A. Gillen III, Jared A. Gillen, Jillian A. Gillen and John Tate Gillen; a sister, DeLora Lee Evenson, Colorado Springs, Colorado; a niece, Nancy Evenson Steedman, Los Altos, California; a nephew, Eric Evenson, Taos, New Mexico.
John will be remembered as a devoted family man, a husband who put his wife before himself, a father who cheered and encouraged his children and a wonderful grandfather.
Funeral services were held 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 28, 2002, at the United Methodist Church, Harrisonville, Mo., with interment in the Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville, under the direction of the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, with the Rev. Kyle Evans, officiating. Family suggests contributions may be made to the church memorial fund, Twin Lakes Hospice or the American Cancer Society.
C. Glenn Grantham
Sept. 5, 1914 - July 25, 2002
C. Glenn Grantham, 87, Pleasant Hill, died July 25, 2002, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Blue Springs.
He was born Sept. 5, 1914, the son of Claud H. and L. Pearl (Kennedy) Grantham. He was a lifelong resident of the Pleasant Hill vicinity.
On July 19, 1936, he married H. Lois Knorpp.
Mr. Grantham graduated from Pleasant Hill High School in 1933. He worked as a Jackson County Deputy Sheriff for several years and then worked in security at AT&T, retiring in 1979.
He was a member of the Pleasant Hill Presbyterian Church and the American Legion of Pleasant Hill.
Mr. Grantham served his country during World War II with both the Navy and marines as a pharmacist mate.
Preceding him in death were his parents; and a brother, Carl Grantham.
Surviving are his wife, Lois Grantham, and a son, Bill Grantham, both of the home.
Pallbearers were Bill Grantham, Neil Smith, J.C. McClintock, Jim Grantham, Larry McArthur and Doug McArthur.
Graveside services and burial were July 29 at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Jack Dawson officiating.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.
Delbert L. Kendrick
April 6, 1947 - July 26, 2002
Delbert LeRoy Kendrick, 55, Garden City, died July 26, 2002, at Cass Medical Center, Harrisonville.
He was born April 6, 1947, at Adrian, the son of Delbert Ray and Mary Margaret (Mooney) Kendrick.
On April 27, 1963, he married Karen Sue Payne in Paola, Kan.
Mr. Kendrick was employed as a supervisor for the Cass County Road and Bridge Department, Harrisonville. He had lived in Adrian and Harrisonville before moving to Garden City in 1971.
Preceding him in death were his parents.
Surviving are his wife, Sue Kendrick, of the home; a son, Delbert LeRoy Kendrick Jr., Harrisonville; and two daughters, Debbie Bird, Warrensburg, and Rebecca Lynn Christiansen, Archie; five sisters, Bonnie Siebrect, Woonsocket, S.D., June Withers, Marshfield, Verna Mills, Linda Guess and Mary Sue Stutzman, all of Garden City; and six grandchildren.
Honorary pallbearers were Mike Appleberry, John Cole, Paul Peterson and Joe Yoder.
Pallbearers were Ed Deardorff, Mark Deardorff, Rob Deardorff, Jeff Mills, Rusty Moles, Jimmy Dean Ross, Kelby Stutzman and Kyle Stutzman.
Services were July 30 at the Dickey Funeral Home with the Larry Terry officiating.
Burial was in the Crescent Hill Cemetery near Adrian under the direction of the Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City.
Delbert. G. Morris
Delbert Gray Morris, 73, Harrisonville, died July 31, 2002, at his home.
Visitation was Aug. 1, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, Harrisonville.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. today, Aug. 2, at the United Methodist Church.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church memorial fund, the Kansas City Hospice or the American Cancer Society.
Theda L. Potts
Sept. 27, 1918 - July 25, 2002
Theda Louise Potts, 83, Freeman, died July 25, 2002, at Crown Care Center, Harrisonville.
She was born Sept. 27, 1918, in Independence, the daughter of Henry Clifford and Virgie Marie (Nickles) Paris.
On Nov. 19, 1938, she married Walter Riley Potts in Blue Springs.
Mrs. Potts had lived in Freeman since 1950. she was a homemaker and a member of the Freeman Christian Church and the VFW Auxiliary Post 4409, Harrisonville.
Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Riley Potts, on Feb. 13, 1999; two brothers, Clifford Rae Paris and Melvin Lee Paris; and two sisters, Darlene Marie Tignor and Laura Bell Mason.
Surviving are three sons, Ernest Potts, Freeman, Walter Potts, Harrisonville, and Bill Potts, Waukita, Cleveland; three daughters, Mary Grosshart, Pleasanton, Kan., Doris Rogers, Warrensburg, and Georgia Grusing, Kona, Hawaii; three brothers, Namon Paris, Appleton City, Henry Paris, Colorado Springs, Colo, and Johnnie Paris, Independence; four sisters, Helen Searcy, Independence, Audra Edmondson, Independence, Virginia Warren, Anderson, and Carmeleta Easterla, Greenwood; 15 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren.
Honorary pallbearers were Herb Tate, Terry Smith, Mike Fisher, Kenny Smith and Tom Dossett.
Pallbearers were Eric Hatfield, Russell Hatfield, Curtis Turner, Clint Turner, David Rogers and Wade Potts.
Services were July 27 at the Atkinson Chapel with the Rev. Henry Green officiating.
Burial was in the Freeman Cemetery under the direction of the Atkinson Funeral Home, Harrisonville.
Terry L. Reynolds
July 10, 1053 - July 27, 2002
Terry Lee Reynolds, 49, formerly of Odessa, died July 27, 2002.
He was born July 10, 1953, in Odessa, the son of James Smith and Jo Nell (Campbell) Reynolds.
On Aug. 29, 1999, he married Joan Katherine (Chilcote) Browning at Powell Gardens, Kingsville.
Mr. Reynolds graduated from Odessa High School in 1971 and belonged to the Salem Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Robins.
He owned, managed and worked as a mechanic for Terry’s Repair Service in Odessa for the past 25+ years. He had lived in Independence for the past six years moving from Blue springs, Grain Valley from Odessa.
Surviving are his wife, Joan Browning, of the home; five children, Bryon Juliana Independence, Scott Browning, Blue Springs, Pam Juliana, Independence, Debbie Juliana, Kansas City, and Linda Coleman, Grain Valley; his parents, J.S. and Jo Nell Reynolds, Odessa; three brothers, Jim Reynolds, Harrisonville, Don Reynolds, Odessa, and Tom Reynolds, Lee’s Summit; his maternal grandmother, Margaret Campbell, Platte, City; and six grandchildren.
Honorary pallbearers were Harold Soendker, Brian Smith and Paul Hallier.
Pallbearers were Charlie Proctor, Andy Warren, Bryan Barker, David Gourley, Scott Browning, Jason Reynolds, Bryon Juliana.
Services were July 30 at the First Presbyterian Church with burial in Mt. Olivett Cemetery, Kansas City. Arrangements were under the Ralph O. Jones Funeral Home, Odessa.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Terry L. Reynolds Scholarship Fund OHS Alumni Association.