Steven Jay Brown
Oct. 14, 1943 - Nov. 2, 2000
Steven Jay Brown, 57, Harrisonville, died Thursday, Nov. 2, at Cass Medical Center, Harrisonville.
He was born Oct. 14, 1943, in Archie, and was a lifelong area resident.
Mr. Brown was a 1962 graduate of Archie High School, an Army veteran and a member of the Disabled American Veterans.
Preceding him in death was his mother, Avis Barnard Thomas. Surviving are his daughter, Regina Lee Kuffel, Georgia; a brother, Leroy Johnson, Kansas City; and a grandchild.
Services were Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Atkinson Chapel, Harrisonville, with the Rev. Charles Kaighen of the Grace Baptist Church, Harrisonville, officiating.
Burial was in the Freeman Cemetery under the direction of the Atkinson Funeral Home.
Theresa E. Carroll
Theresa E. Carroll, 87, Harrisonville, formerly of Garden City, died Tuesday, Nov. 7, at Golden Years, Harrisonville.
Visitation was from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, at the Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City.
Graveside services and burial will be at 10:30 a.m. today, Nov. 10, at the Garden City Cemetery.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society and may be left at the funeral home.
Robert "Red" Lee Drake
Dec. 15, 1937 - Nov. 2, 2000
Robert "Red" Lee Drake, 62, Independence, died Thursday, Nov. 2, at his home.
He was born Dec. 15, 1937, in Nevada, the son of James Earl and Bertha (Sewell) Drake.
Mr. Drake lived in Nevada until moving to Independence 21 years ago. He was an over-the-road truck driver for Landstar Ranger out of Jacksonville, Fla.
Preceding him in death were his parents and a sister, Barbara Harner.
Surviving are his wife, Donna Drake, of the home; two sons, Robert L. Drake Jr. and Derrick A. Drake, Lathrop; two daughters, Phyllis Moeller, Saginaw, Mich., and Beckie Mahoney, Meridian, Idaho; three brothers, James Drake, Nevada, Raymond Drake, Sheldon, and Sherwood Drake, Nevada; three sisters, Martha Thoele, Franklin, Kan., Delores Stewart, Kansas City, and Earlene Randall, Arcadia, Kan.; 11 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Honorary casket bearers were James Drake, Raymond Drake and Sherwood Drake.
Casket bearers were Larry Harrelson, Jim Darby, Justin Shaw, Travis Shaw, John Shaw and Steven Yancy.
Services were Sunday, Nov. 5, at Atkinson Chapel, Harrisonville, with the Rev. Bob Kaps of Heart of God Fellowship, Buckner, officiating.
Burial was in the Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville, under the direction of the Atkinson Funeral Home, Harrisonville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Kansas City Hospice or to the American Cancer Society.
Curtis Franklin Jackson
Nov. 27, 1958 - Nov. 4, 2000
Curtis Franklin Jackson, 41, Belton, died Saturday, Nov. 4, near Peculiar, due to an automobile accident.
He was born Nov. 27, 1958, in Kansas City.
Mr. Jackson served in the Marines. He was employed as a line locator for S.M.P. Utility Company.
He was a member of the Miracle United Pentecostal Church in Lee's Summit.
Surviving are a daughter, Sarah Nicole Jackson, Raymore; his father, Curtis Henry Jackson, Versailles; his grandmother, Vera E. Jackson, Stover; two half brothers, Robert Jackson, Bonner Springs, Kan., and Curtis Dale Jackson, Kansas City, Kan.; and a half sister, Vera Connell, Sunrise Beach.
Services were Wednesday, Nov. 8, at E.K. George & Sons Belton Chapel.
Burial was in the Belton Cemetery under the direction of the E.K. George & Sons Belton Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sarah Jackson Education Fund, P.O. Box 182, Belton, MO 64012.
John David Kidd
Dec. 3, 1933 - Nov. 1, 2000
John David Kidd, 66, Harrisonville, died Wednesday, Nov. 1, at his home.
He was born Dec. 3, 1933, in Pineville, the son of James William McGlade and Velma Leona (Toliver) Kidd.
On May 3, 1957, he married Vivian M. Bennett in Harrisonville.
Mr. Kidd operated several service stations around the county, including stations in Harrisonville, Freeman and Pleasant Hill. He worked in the maintenance department for the Cass R-IX Schools in Harrisonville from 1981 until his retirement in 1996, when he was presented the golden bell.
He was involved in the Cub Scouts and the Boy Scouts for approximately 32 years. He received many awards including scouters' training award; scouters' key; commissioners arrowhead honor and basic leadership training; and received a certificate of appreciation for outstanding service. He served as scoutmaster and was selected an assistant district commissioner.
Mr. Kidd was a member of the Tribe of Mic-O-Say. His tribal name was Lone Stajotie. He attended scout camp 26 years as a tribesman. He helped found the Harrisonville Wrestling Club and worked as a surrogate parent for youth in group homes.
Preceding him in death were his parents; five brothers, Teddy Mack Kidd, Tommy Olin Kidd, Robert Kidd, Richard Kidd and Bennie Kidd; and a sister, Twyla Simpson.
Surviving are his wife, Vivian Kidd, of the home; four sons, John David Kidd Jr., Gary Dale Kidd, Timothy George Kidd and Troy Dan Kidd, all of Harrisonville; four brothers, James E. Kidd, Hutchinson, Kan., Arthur Kidd, Beaver, Ore., Clyde Kidd, Haven, Kan., and Donald Kidd, La Mirada, Calif.; a sister, Imogene Trammell, Hutchinson; and four grandchildren.
Honorary casket bearers were Greg Price, Harrisonville Scout Troop 240 and Jordan Love, Harrisonville Wrestling Club.
Casket bearers were John David Kidd Jr., Gary Dale Kidd, Timmy George Kidd and Troy Dan Kidd.
Services were Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Atkinson Chapel, Harrisonville, with the Rev. Charles Sutton officiating. Susan Holden was the vocalist.
Burial was in the Orient Cemetery under the direction of the Atkinson Funeral Home, Harrisonville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Harrisonville Boy Scout Troop 240 or to the Harrisonville Wrestling Club.
Richard R. Lang
March 22, 1922 - Nov. 1, 2000
Richard R. "Dick" Lang, 78, Ellinwood, Kan., died Wednesday, Nov. 1, at his home.
He was born March 22, 1922, in Ness City, Kan., the son of Adam A. and Katherine (Meis) Lang.
On Aug. 9, 1947, he married Louise A. Erny in Hutch.
Mr. Land served in World War II in the United State Army during the Battle of the Bulge in the European Theater.
He retired in 1987 as a production foreman with W.L. Hartman Oil Company after 37 years of employment.
Mr. Lang was a member of the St. Joseph's Catholic Church, American Legion and VFW, all in Ellinwood.
Preceding him in death were a son, Michael Lang; three brothers, Paul Lang, Herman Lang and Arthur Lang; and three sisters, Florence , Martina and Lora Jean.
Surviving are his wife, Louise Lang, of the home; two sons, Donald V. Lang, Ellinwood, and Robert E. Lang, Piedmont, Okla.; two daughters, Barbara Chulufas, Harrisonville, and Laura Fickel, Garden City, Kan.; two brothers, Alden Lang, Hutchinson, Kan., and Ernie Lang, Oklahoma City, Okla.; three sisters, Albertina Albracht, Tilden, Neb., Virginia Lindsey, Wichita, Kan.; and Mildred Ensz, Hutchinson.
Services were Saturday, Nov. 4, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Ellinwood, with Father David Flagor officiating. Rosarie was by the altar society at the Kimple Funeral Home, Ellinwood, Friday.
Burial was in the Lakin-Comanche District Cemetery, Ellinwood, under the direction of the Kimple Funeral Home.
Memorial may be made to the Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice.
Beulah Irene Sawyer
July 3, 1918 - Nov. 6, 2000
Beulah Irene Sawyer, 82, a resident of Medica Lodge Fort Scott, Kan., died Monday, Nov. 6, at Mercy Hospital.
She was born July 3, 1918, in Harrisonville, the daughter of James and Bertha Bingaman.
On Dec. 18, 1983, she married Robert Duane Sawyer in Harrisonville.
Mrs. Sawyer owned and operated a restaurant in Harrisonville called Beulah's 71 Cafe. She also had an antique store prior to moving to Fort Scott in October 1973.
After moving to Fort Scott she rant the bus station for 15 years and later delivered newspapers for the Fort Scott Tribune.
Surviving are her husband, Robert Sawyer, Fort Scott; a son, Bennie Rice, Joplin; two stepsons, Chad Sawyer, Hutchinson, Kan., and Douglas Sawyer, Fort Scott; a stepdaughter, Robyn Sawyer, Fort Scott; two sisters, Melvina Coleman, Harrisonville, and Velma Konicy, St. Joseph; three grandchildren; four step grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Services were Wednesday, Nov. 8, at the Cheney Witt Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Bill Ripley, pastor of Saint John's United Methodist Church officiating.
Burial was in the U.S. National Cemetery, Fort Scott, under the direction of the Cheney Witt Memorial Chapel, Fort Scott.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation and may be sent to Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott, Kansas 66701.