Lou Relda Carter
April 3, 1931 - Jan. 29, 2002
Lou Relda Carter, 70, Kansas City, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2002, at the home of her daughter.
Ms. Carter was retired from North Kansas City Pro Bowl.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Lorenzo D. and Edith M. Vansandt; and three brothers.
Surviving are her children, Ed Hipple, Darlus Johnson, Regina Henson, Douglas Carter, Donna Carter and David Carter; two brothers; three sisters; 13 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, 2002, at Charter Funeral Home, 77 NE 72nd St., Gladstone.
Mary Esther Catron
Dec. 19, 1905 - Jan. 31, 2002
Mary Esther Catron, 96, Ad-rian, died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2002, at Adrian Manor, Adrian.
She was born Dec. 19, 1905, in Burdette, the daughter of William and Ida Elizabeth (Long) Dal-getty.
Mrs. Catron graduated from Adrian High School in 1925. She began working as a beautician when she was a senior in high school. At that time beauticians had to be apprenticed for one year before becoming operators. She took her apprenticeship from Lila Wilhite.
Later, she married Troy Catron and moved to Kansas and passed a test for her Kansas license. After four years they returned to Adrian.
In 1931, she opened the Dar-lene’s Beauty Shop. In 1951, she and her husband bought the building on Main Street in Adrian and she added a line of gift items.
Mrs. Catron was a member of the First Baptist Church of Adrian where she taught children’s Sunday school for 74 years.
She is survived by two sisters, Helen Clark and Zoe Rexroad.
Casketbearers were Mike Lem-on, Mark Lemon, Jerry Cook, Morris Lemon, Brock Neil and Bill Neil.
Services were Saturday, Feb. 2, 2002, at the First Baptist Church, Adrian, with the Rev. Ben-jamin Chapman officiating. Warren Dizney and Raelynne Kershner provided the music.
Burial was in the Crescent Hill Cemetery under the direction of the Atkinson Funeral Home, Adrian.
Ellen G. Enloe
July 24, 1914 - Feb. 3, 2002
Ellen G. Enloe, 87, Harri-son-ville, died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2002, at her home.
She was born July 24, 1914, in Pratt, Kan., the daughter of Sam and Kate (Studdard) Kittrell.
In the early 1940s, she married Ernest T. Enloe in Las Vegas.
Mrs. Enloe had been a high school teacher and had taught in Cherryvale, Kan., and Burden, Kan.
She was of the Presbyterian faith.
Preceding her in death were her parents; and her husband, Ernest T. Enloe, on Sept. 26, 1978.
Surviving are her son, Jim Enloe, Pleasant Hill; a brother, Raymond Kittrell, Arkansas City, Kan.; and a sister, Bernita Roller, Bartlesville, Okla.
Graveside services were Fri-day, Feb. 8, 2002, at Mt. Olive Cemetery, Pittsburg, Kan., with the Rev. Robert Bardeen officiating.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Stanley & Son Funeral Home.
Boyd H. Erickson
Boyd H. Erickson, 59, Pe-cu-liar, died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2002, at his home.
Visitation will be today, Feb. 8, 2002, at the Atkinson Chapel, Harri-sonville.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Satur-day, Feb. 9, at the Atkinson Chapel.
Burial will be in Scott Ceme-tery, Amsterdam, under the direction of the Atkinson Funeral Home, Harrison-ville.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hope Haven or to the charity of choice.
Doris Marie Fellers
Jan. 30, 2002
Doris Marie Fellers, 71, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2002, at Middle Tennessee Medical center.
Mrs. Fellers lived in the Kansas City area most of her life until she retired in 1995 and moved to Murfreesboro, Tenn.
She had been employed by the government and had worked for the Defense Finance and Ac-counting Center in Kansas City.
Mrs. Fellers was active in ministry and church work and started and led the Cass-Midway Youth for Christ Club. She received certification for ministry from Rhe-ma Bible College. She had been attending and was an active member of the House of Prayer and Praise in Murfreesboro.
Preceding her in death were her parents, Attrell and Gertrude Gragg; and a son, Bobby Fellers.
Surviving are a daughter, San-dra S. Campbell, and a son, Ken-ny Fellers, both of Kansas City; a son Jeff Fellers, Mur-frees-boro, Tenn.; a sister, Dorothy Rob-er-tson, Bolivar; two brothers, Rob-ert Gragg and Richard Gragg, Princeton, Kan.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Services were Monday, Feb. 4, at Park Lawn Funeral Home, Kansas City.
Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Arthur D. Gilmore
July 26, 1957 - Feb. 2, 2002
Arthur Dean Gilmore, 44, Lee’s Summit, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2002, at St. Luke’s Hospital.
He was born July 26, 1957, in Kansas City, the son of Howard W. and Alberta Gilmore, Harrisonville.
Mr. Gilmore was a plumber through the Plumber’s Union Local 8. He was a member of the New Beginnings Church of the Nazarene in Lee’s Summit.
Preceding him in death were his father, Howard Gilmore, and a sister, Beverly.
Surviving are a daughter, Ra-chel Irvin, Independence; two sons, Adam Gilmore, Lee’s Summit, and Matthew Gilmore, Gladstone; his mother, Alberta Gil-more, Harrisonville; two brothers, Wayne Gilmore, Harrisonville, and Roger Gilmore, Kansas City; two sisters, Mary Redell, and Betty Rivas, both of Blue Springs; and his former wife and friend, Donna McCoy, Independence; and seven grandchildren.
Services were Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2002, at Park Lawn Chap-el, Kansas City.
Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of the Park Lawn Funeral Home.
Maxine June Hibbs
Sept. 9, 1921 - Jan. 28, 2002
Maxine June Hibbs, 80, Chesterfield, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2002, at Chesterfield.
She was born Sept. 9, 1921, in Kansas City, the daughter of Mur-ray M. and Merle (Sloan) Dun-ham.
On July 7, 1951, she married Ralph Kenneth Hibbs at the Broadway United Methodist Church, Kansas City.
Mrs. Hibbs attended grade school in Raytown and was a graduate of Rich Hill High School, Rich Hill. She was a graduate of Kansas City Business College.
She had been employed at Southwestern Bell as a telephone operator through the 1940s and Illinois Bell during the early 1950s.
Mrs. Hibbs and her husband were partners in Kelly-Hibbs Buick, a car dealership in the Boston suburb of Worcester, Mass, from 1959 until 1967.
She was a member of the Rich Hill Christian Church and served in many volunteer roles, including various church circles and the American Diabetes and Heart Association.
Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Ralph H. Hibbs, on March 9, 1998.
Pallbearers were her nieces and nephews.
Services were Friday, Feb. 1, 2002, at the Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City, with the Rev. Sally DeMasters officiating.
Burial was in the Grant Cemetery near Creighton under the direction of the Dickey Fu-neral Home, Garden City.