Wilma Francis, 73, of Lee’s Summit died Monday, July 10, 2000, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Kansas City, Mo. Visitation was noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 12, at D.W. Newcomer’s Sons Floral Hills Chapel, Kansas City. Services followed at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the chapel, burial in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.
She was born in Humansville, Mo.
She is survived by her husband, George Francis, of the home; and a sister, Pauline Campbell, Kansas City.
(Arrangements: Floral Hills Memorial Gardens)
EDWARD W. HAMMOND
Edward Hammond, 58, of Blue Springs passed away Sunday, July 9, 2000, at St. Mary’s Hospital of Blue Springs. Services are 3:30 p.m. Thursday, July 13, at Spickard Christian Church, Spickard, Mo., with burial in Harris Cemetery, Harris, Mo. The family receives friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 12, at Speaks Suburban Chapel, Independence.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army.
Mr. Hammond was the co-founder, in 1974, of K.C. Bobcat, and served on the Melroe Dealer Advisory Council.
He enjoyed time with his family, and many activities including farming and wood-working.
Mr. Hammond is survived by his wife, Sharon K. Hammond, of the home; a son, Ken Hammond, Olathe, Kan.; a daughter and son-in-law, Mona and Scott Anderson, Independence; grandchildren, Mackenzie and Maxwell Anderson; a brother, Steve Hammond, Trenton, Mo.; a sister, Louise Rogers, Princeton, Mo.; and his mother, Katherine Hammond, Spickard. He was a wonderful husband, son, father and grandfather; he touched many lives and will be greatly missed.
(Arrangements: Speaks Suburban Chapel)
EDWIN E. “GENE” STOLBERG
Edwin E. “Gene” Stolberg, 88, of Kansas City, Mo., died Monday, July 10, 2000, at Wilshire at Lakewood. Graveside services are 10 a.m. Thursday, July 13, at Floral Hills East Cemetery, Lee’s Summit. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 12, at Langsford Funeral Home, Lee’s Summit.
Mr. Stolberg was born Dec. 11, 1911, in Sweet Springs, Mo.
He was post commander for the Kiely Kaney Hayes American Legion Post in Kansas City. He worked for the Interstate Motor Freight Systems, retiring in 1969.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Marjora Stolberg, of the home; a daughter, Margene Bahm, Kansas City; a granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Kirsten and Shaun Lovelace, Lee’s Summit; a great-grandson, Connor Lovelace; two nieces, Dee Cherry and Karen Pattison; and a nephew, William Pattison.
(Arrangements: Langsford Funeral Home)
JEANNIE T. VOLKER
Jeannie T. Volker, 63, of Lee’s Summit went to be with the Lord Monday, July 10, 2000, at the John Knox Village Care Center. Funeral services were Wednesday, July 12, at the First Baptist Church of Kansas City, 1000 W. Red Bridge Road. A private graveside service was held at the Stafford Cemetery, Stafford, Kan. Visitation was 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 11, at the Langsford Funeral Home, 115 S.W. Third, Lee’s Summit.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to the scholarship fund at Central Baptist Theological Seminary, 741 N. 31st, Kansas City, KS 66102.
Jeannie was born Oct. 7, 1936, to the late Harley W. and Margaret Kyle Twogood, in LaCygne, Kan. She married Robert Lionel Volker in 1958.
She graduated from LaCygne High School in 1954; Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, Kan., in 1958; and completed graduate work in child/ youth care administration at Nova University in 1990.
Mrs. Volker dedicated her life to serving the Lord and others. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Fort Scott, Kan., and was commissioned as a national missionary of the American Baptist Convention in 1984.
Mrs. Volker served as the administrator of the Louisburg Community Health Center, Louisburg, Kan. from 1974 to 1979, where she expanded existent medical services and created dental and mental health offices. She was the director of Senior Citizens, Inc., Louisburg, from 1979 to 1982.
In 1983, she and her husband moved to Kodiak, Alaska, to become teaching-parents at the Kodiak Baptist Mission. She was appointed director of the Kodiak Baptist Mission in 1984, and served until she retired in 1993. In 1994 she became the director of Volunteer Services at Central Baptist Theological Seminary, Kansas City. She was responsible for recruiting and matching volunteers from across the country with seminary needs. In the six years she served, $1.5 million was gifted to the seminary through the volunteer program.
In 1971, she received the Arc of Epsilon Pi, a national honor for outstanding Alpha Gamma Delta alumni leadership. She was given the People Helping People Award by five Beta Sigma Phi chapters in 1981. Ottawa University, Ottawa, Kan., honored her with their highest award, The Meeker Award, in 1996.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1988; and grandson, Bret Volker in 2000. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Todd and Kim Volker; grandchildren, Rachel, Jamie, Megan and Denise, Overland Park, Kan.; a daughter and son-in-law, Wendy and Ray Eaton; grandchildren, Melissa, Bryce and Annie, Liberty, Mo.; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Warren and Phyllis Twogood, Fullerton, Calif., Jerry and Mary Twogood, Dellwood, Minn., and Kelly and Jane Twogood, Lee’s Summit; and two sisters and a brother-in-law, Naida and Don Ewbank, Kansas City, Mo., and Kathy Strickland, Phoenix, Ariz.
(Arrangements: Langsford Funeral Home)
ORVILLE M. BAKKEN
Orville M. Bakken, 80, of Lee’s Summit passed away Thursday, July 13, 2000, at Beautiful Savior Nursing Home. Funeral services are Monday, July 17, at Peace Lutheran Church, 8240 Blue Ridge Blvd., with burial in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, July 16, at D.W. Newcomer’s Sons Floral Hills Chapel.
Contributions may be made to the church.
Mr. Bakken was born April 22, 1920, in Coalfax, N.D. He was a member of Peace Lutheran Church. Mr. Bakken was an avid hunter and fisherman.
He owned and operated Rayview Builders until retiring in 1985. He passed the business on to his son Steven.
He is survived by his wife, Elsie Bakken, of the home; a son, Larry Bakken, Gonzales, Texas; a second son, Steven Bakken, Raytown; a daughter, Lori Sunderland, Lee’s Summit; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
(Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer’s Sons Floral Hills Chapel)
JOHN FRANCIS MURPHY
John Francis Murphy, 87, of John Knox Village in Lee’s Summit, died Tuesday, July 11, 2000, at John Knox Village Care Center. Mass of Christian Burial was 11 a.m. Friday, July 14, at Our Lady of the Presentation Catholic Church, Lee’s Summit, burial in Peter and Paul Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo. Visitation was 10 a.m. to service time Friday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Kidney Foundation, Kansas City Hospice or the Diabetes Association.
(Arrangements: Carson Funeral Home, Blue Ridge Chapel, 9100 Blue Ridge Blvd.)
ERLA MAY ADAMS
Erla May Adams, 67, of Lee’s Summit died Thursday, July 13, 2000, at Lee’s Summit Hospital, Lee’s Summit. Memorial services were 3 p.m. Sunday, July 16, at the First Baptist Church, Lee’s Summit. Anatomical donation to the University of Kansas, Kansas City, Kan.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Lee’s Summit, Parkinson’s Association of Greater Kansas City, John Knox Village Foundation, or Oklahoma Baptist University, 500 W. University, Shawnee, OK, 74801.
Erla May was born Aug. 9, 1932, in Reydon, Okla., to Walter Earl and Lillie May (Goodwin) Butler. She graduated from Durham High School in Oklahoma in 1950. She received a bachelor of science degree from OBU in 1962, and a master of business administration from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 1968.
She was employed by Durham Telephone Company from 1947 to 1950. From 1951 to 1962 she worked for Sylvania Electric Company, and moved to Lee’s Summit in 1962 for her job with Western Electric. She retired from AT&T in 1988.
She married David W. Adams on Feb. 12, 1977.
She was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Lee’s Summit, and the Telephone Pioneer’s of America. She received Pioneer of the Year in 1992.
After being diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 1991, she moved herself and her mother to John Knox Village in 1993. Then they moved the Village Care Center in 1995.
She enjoyed traveling and visiting relatives across the United States and abroad. She loved to sing in the church choir and served on many church committees. She also liked studying family genealogy.
She was preceded in death by her husband, David W. Adams, on Jan. 3, 1978; her parents, Walter and Lillie May Butler; two brothers, Paul Butler and George Butler; and a sister, Laurellen Barnhart. She is survived by three brothers and two sisters-in-law, John Albert Butler, Augusta, Ga., Charles and Polly Butler, Bodfish, Calif., and Cecil and Joan Butler, Jackson, S.C.; a sister-in-law, Helen and Lester Oman, Kansas City, Mo.; a step-daughter, Deanna and Bill Driskell, Lee’s Summit; and seven step-grandchildren, Dwight, Todd, Elaine, Gayle, Joanna, Craig and Nathan Driskell.
(Arrangements: Langsford Funeral Home)
GLENN D. BROWN
Glenn D. Brown, 42, of Lee’s Summit passed away Saturday, July 15, 2000. Mass of Christian Burial is 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 18, at St. Matthew The Apostle Catholic Church, 8001 Longview Road, Kansas City, Mo., with burial in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 17, at the church with a Rosary at 7 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Glenn D. Brown Memorial Fund, in care of Charter Funerals, 10250 W. 63rd St., Merriam, KS 66203.
He is survived by his wife, Amy Brown; two sons, Jesse Brown and John Brown; a daughter, Amy Brown; two brothers, David Brown and Steven Brown; a sister, Karen Askew; and parents, Ted and Helen Brown.
(Arrangements: Charter Funerals)