OPAL LORENE COY
Opal Lorene Coy, 85, Lone Jack, died April 1, 2003, at Pleasant Hill Rehab & Care Center. Funeral services are 10:30 a.m., April 5, at Lone Jack Baptist Church; burial at Floral Hill East Cemetery.
(Arrangements: Wallace Funeral Home, 816-987-2127)
GEORGE (GABBY) LEWIS HAYS
George (Gabby) Lewis Hays, 75, of Lee’s Summit, formerly of Sedalia, died Monday, April 7, 2003, at Lee’s Summit Hospital. Funeral services are 1 p.m. Thursday, April 10 at Langsford Funeral Home, Lee’s Summit. Graveside services are at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, at Crown Hill Cemetery, Sedalia. The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 9 at the funeral home.
George was born Dec. 21, 1927, in Sedalia, Mo., the son of Raymond and Goldie Hays.
He entered into active service in the U.S. Navy as a “Seabee” on Feb. 17, 1945. He was honorably discharged on July 25, 1946, after serving in the Philippines.
On Sept. 28, 1949, he was married to Vyvenne A. Jaros.
George moved his family to Lee’s Summit in 1970, where he served as an Alderman for Ward 2 from 1985 through 1989.
He was a member of the VFW Post 5789 and the American Legion Post 189. He is also an honorary retired member of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local Union 41.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Vyvenne; and two grandchildren .
Survivors include a son, James Hays Sr. of Blue Springs; three daughters, Patricia Young and Linda Bullard, both of Lee’s Summit, and Kathy Huffman of Pleasant Hill; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
(Arrangements: Langsford Funeral Home, 115 SW 3rd St., Lee’s Summit, MO 64063, 816-524-3700)
LISA GAYE HOORFAR
Lisa Gaye Hoorfar, 44, of Lee’s Summit, passed away Saturday, April 5, 2003, at her home from a cancerous brain tumor. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, April 13 at Langsford Funeral Home, Lee’s Summit; burial in Floral Hills East Cemetery, Lee’s Summit. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Saturday, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Lisa was born Nov. 10, 1958 in Kansas City, Mo. She was a graduate of Blue Springs North High School and UMKC with a double degree in Music Education and Music Therapy.
She married Jim Hoorfar on Sept. 22, 1979 and worked in the Blue Springs School District, Western Missouri Mental Health, and last managed the family business, a financial and insurance office of her husband’s. Lisa was involved with the PTA, Boy Scouts, Wave Soccer Club and Field Advisory Board with Prudential.
She is survived by husband, Jamshid Hoorfar; two sons, Camron Lee Hoorfar and Cyrus Ray Hoorfar; Father and Mother, Cloyse A. Herwegh and Julia A. Herwegh; sister and brother in law, Mandy and Clyde Fairbanks Jr.
(Arrangements: Langsford Funeral Home, 115 SW 3rd St., Lee’s Summit, MO 64063, 816-524-3700).
COLIN L. "CC" CORNETT
Colin L. "CC" Cornett, 73, of Greenwood, Mo., passed away on Nov. 6, 2006 at home.
Friends may call from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2006, at Langsford Funeral Home in Lee’s Summit.
Colin was born on July 15, 1933 in Pattonsburg, Mo.
Colin spent his entire life in the excavating business, which he loved. He also enjoyed hunting and spending time at the lake.
He was truly one of a kind and will be greatly missed by all.
(Arrangements: Langford Funeral Home, 115 S.W. Third St., 816-524-3700)
Ray Lednicky, 83, of Lee’s Summit, passed away on Nov. 5, 2006 in Lenexa, Kan. Memorial services will take place at 10:20 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2006 with visitation prior from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Langsford Funeral Home in Lee’s Summit.
Mr. Lednicky was born in Manila, Philippines on Sept. 15, 1923.
Ray was a proud World War II veteran. He graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in engineering, then lived and worked in the Philippines for eight years. He was married in 1948 to Jan M. Gemmell, and remained married for 57 years.
Ray enjoyed tending his property, animals, woodcarving, drawing, making wood projects and socializing at Neighbor’s restaurant.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Jan, earlier this year and a son, Richard Allen Lednicky who passed away in 1975.
He is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Jay and Marlene Lednicky, of Kansas City, Mo.; two grandchildren, Jackson and Claire; and one brother, John Lednicky of Lee’s Summit.
(Arrangements: Langsford Funeral Home, 115 S.W. Third St., 816-524-3700)
EVELYN ANN MULLINS
Evelyn Ann Mullins, 69, of Independence, passed away on Nov. 2, 2006 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Blue Springs, Mo., after her third courageous battle with cancer
Funeral services were Monday, Nov. 6, 2006 at Langsford Funeral Home, in Lee’s Summit; burial in Floral Hills East Cemetery in Lee’s Summit.
Evelyn was born on Feb. 16, 1937, in Sedalia, Mo., to Oscar H. and Ardith E. Harbit who preceded her in death.
She graduated from Windsor High School in Windsor, Mo., in 1955 after attending schools in Missouri and California. She attended a business college in Sedalia, and later received an AA degree from Longview College in Lee’s Summit.
Evelyn married Huston Wayne Mullins in Windsor on Sept. 3, 1955. A daughter, Rachel Gay, was born to this union.
Evelyn was an active employee of Western Electric/AT&T/Lucent in Lee’s Summit for 36 years, retiring in 1996. While a union representative of the Communications Workers of America Local No #6360, she dedicated 10 years as champion for the rights of her co-workers, also serving as president and executive vice president.
Always adventurous, Rachel and Evelyn made countless trips together, stretching from skiing in Colorado to exploring Puerto Rico. Other destinations included Lake Tahoe, Key West, Fla., and Cancun, Mexico.
Huston and Evelyn enjoyed their place at the Lake of the Ozarks, fishing with the Wecomo Bass Club and traveling.
Survivors include Huston Wayne, husband of 51 years, daughter, Rachel Gay and son-in-law, Roger Boessen of Independence; brothers, Dennis R. Harbit and wife, Dee, of Lee’s Summit, Larry L. Harbit and wife, Pat, of Urbana, Mo.; sister, Etta May Fowler, of Grain Valley; two aunts; numerous nephews; nieces; cousins; brother–in–law and sister–in–law Grover and Joan Mullins, of Windsor; sister-in-law Doris Mullins of Independence; sister-in-law Helen Jones of Lee’s Summit; sister-in-law Pauline and brother-in-law Harold Bingham of Springfield, Mo.; brother–in–law KC Mullins of Sedalia; and a host of longtime, faithful friends
Memorial contributions may be made to the Susan G. Komen Cancer Foundation, 1111 Main Street, Kansas City, MO. 64105
(Arrangements: Langsford Funeral Home, 115 S.W. Third St., 816-524-3700)
CATHERINE L. YATES
Catherine L. Yates, 85, of Lee’s Summit passed away on Friday, Nov. 3, 2006 at her home. Services were Monday, Nov. 6, 2006 at the Park Lawn Chapel; burial in Green Lawn Cemetery.
Catherine was born on July 8, 1921 in Kansas City ana was a lifelong resident. She was a member of St. Peter’s United Church of Christ and Order of Eastern Star where she served as their organist for many years.
She was preceded in death by her husband Emmett A. Yates in December 1997. She and her husband owned and operated Precision Tool and Engineering Company from 1950 to 1990 before retiring.
She is survived by daughters, Barbara M. Foley and her husband, Jerry, of Kansas City, Mo., Karen J. Aitkens and her husband, Terry, of St. Louis, and Vicki L. Cox and her husband, Lynn, of Kansas City; five grandchildren, Kim Nagel, Beck Mallen, Doug Aitkens, Erin Dugan and Jerrad Peterson; and two great–grandchildren, Reese Nagel and Lauren Peterson.
(Arrangements: Park Lawn Funeral Home, 816-523-1234)