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KANSAS - Wyandotte Co. - Porter Funeral Home Obits - 3

Posted By: GenealogyBuff
Date: Monday, 19 May 2008, at 8:47 p.m.

Katie M. Smith
Date of Death: 03-15-2001
Service Information
Location: Porter Funeral Home
Date: 03-19-2001 Time: 10:00 AM
Katie M. Smith, 100, of Kansas City, Kansas, died Thursday, March 15, 2001 at her home. Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M. Monday, March 19, at the Porter Funeral Home, 1835 Minnesota Ave. Kansas City, KS. Burial in Highland Park Cemetery. Friends may call 2-4 P.M. Sunday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to Cancer Action, Inc. 1831 Minnesota Ave. Kansas City, KS 66102 or Central Avenue United Methodist Church . Katie was born April 12, 1900, in Pierce City, MO. She was a member of Central Avenue United Methodist Church, the American Legion, and the Kansas City, KS Election Board. She was preceded in death by her husband, son, and daughter Katie is survived by a son, Earl W. Smith, Las Vegas, NV, sister, Anna Sprang, Kansas City, KS, 8 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren. (Arrangements: Porter Funeral Home 1835 Minnesota Ave. Kansas City, KS 66102)

Margaret K. Burgard
Date of Death: 03-20-2001
Service Information
Location: St. Peter Cathedral Chapel
Date: 03-24-2001 Time: 10:00 AM
Margaret K. Burgard of Leawood, KS, died Tuesday, March 20, 2001 at the Overland Park Regional Medical Center. Memorial Mass will be Saturday, March 24, 2001 at St. Peter's Cathedral Chapel. Interment Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Burgard lived in Huntington Beach, CA from 1968 to 1988. She was a secretary in the Auditing Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, retiring in 1965. Her husband Otto B. Burgard died in 1985. She was a life member of the Adams, Peterson, Switala V.F.W. Auxiliary #111. Her survivors include nephews and nieces. (Arrangements: Porter Funeral Home 1835 Minnesota Ave. Kansas City, KS)

Dorothy E. Corbin
Date of Death: 03-23-2001
Service Information
Location: Porter Chapel
Date: 03-27-2001 Time: 1:00 PM
Dorothy Elizabeth Corbin, 79, of KCK, died Friday, March 23, 2001 at the home. Funeral services will be 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, March 27 at the Porter Funeral Home, 1835 Minnesota Ave. KCK 66102. Burial in Mt. Olivet, Kearney, MO. Friends may call from 6-8:00 P.M. Monday at the funeral home. Dorothy was born April 23, 1921, in Archie, MO and was a resident of KCK most of her life. She was a crystal cutter for Midland Manufacturing. She was a member of Ranch West Seniors Bowling League. She was preceded in death by her husband Dale Corbin in 1986. She is survived by 5 Children Linda & her husband Ed Brown, Billingham, WA, Donna Maestas, Kansas City, KS, Dennis Corbin, Kansas City, KS, Dean & his wife Connie Corbin, Kansas City, Ks, Denise & her husband Timothy Hill, Nowata, OK, 9 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren.

Paul Elliott Davis
Date of Death: 07-02-2001
Service Information
Location: Porter Funeral Home
Date: 07-07-2001 Time: 5:00 PM
Paul E. Davis, 83, of Kansas City, KS, died Monday, July 2, 2001 at the Manor of Kansas City. Memorial Services will be 5:00 P.M., Saturday, July 7 at the Porter Funeral Home, 1835 Minnesota Ave. Kansas City, KS. Cremation. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to Grandview Park Presbyterian Church . Paul was born April 6, 1918, in Tennis Point,, MO and had been in Kansas City area since 1936. He was a machinist/ tool & die maker for Shore Manufacturing for 50 years retiring in 1984 and he also worked at ACE Auto at 18th Street for a number of years. He was a member of Grandview Park Presbyterian Church. He was a Navy Veteran of WWII.He is survived by his wife, of 60 years, Clara Davis, of the home, 2 children John H. Davis, Coeuer d'Alene, ID, Paula Urquhart, Kansas City, KS, a grandson John Urquhart, Kansas City, KS sister Betty Sweem, Ellensburg, WA. (Arrangements: Porter Funeral Home 1835 Minnesota Ave. Kansas City, KS)

Eulah Long
Date of Death: 07-03-2001
Service Information
Location: Porter Chapel
Date: 07-06-2001 Time: 2:00 PM
Eulah Nichols Long, 88,of KCK. Funeral Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, July 6 at the Porter Funeral Home, 1835 Minnesota Ave. KCK Burial will be in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. Friends may call 1-2P.M. Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to The Lighthouse, or to Cancer Action, Inc. Mrs. Long died Wednesday, July 3rd, 2001 at Providence Medical Center. She was born April 11, 1913, in Rome, MO. and had lived in KCK since 1944. Eulah sold Avon for ten years. She was a Sunday School teacher and member for many years of the Covenant Baptist Church and above all she was a devoted Christian, wife, mother, and grandmother. She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry T. and Nettie F. Nichols; 4 brothers, Lester, Herb, Francis, and Jack Nichols. Her husband, Raymond L. Long, died in 1982. Survivors include one sister, Lou Walthall, of Tuscon, AZ; one daughter Frances K., and husband, Walter L. Windscheffel; and one son, Donald G. Long; all of Kansas City, KS; 4 granddaughers; and 5 great grandchildren. We will all miss her.

Vera Mae Darbonne
Date of Death: 07-07-2001
Service Information
Location: Porter Funeral Home
Date: 07-11-2001 Time: 10:00 AM
Vera Mae Darbonne, 70, of Kansas City, KS, died Saturday, July 7, 2001 at her home. Funeral Services will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday at the Porter Funeral Home, 1835 Minnesota Ave. Kansas City, Kansas 66102. Burial in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. The family suggests memorial contributions to Hillcrest Children's Home in care of Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church, 1315 N. 64th St., Kansas City, KS 66102. Mrs. Darbonne was born February 24, 1931, in Solomon, KS and has lived in Kansas City, KS since 1954. She was a secretary for the U.S. Department of Labor for 33 years before retiring in 1995. After retiring Vera was a substitute teacher for the Kansas City KS School District #500. She had been an active member of the Assembly of God Church for 54 years serving as a Sunday School and Children's Church teacher, Missionette leader, and member of Women's Ministry. Vera is survived by her husband of nearly 50 years, Ezeb Darbonne, of the home; 3 daughters, Patty J. Walter and husband Tom; Charlene L. Plotycia; Marilyn K. Beaird, and husband Robert; 1 son, Fred Darbonne, and wife, Rosemary; 2 brothers Kenneth W. Bledsoe, John Bledsoe; 4 sisters, Lucile Webber, Leveda Fancher, Nancy Kirby, Betty Gleason; 8 grandchildren, Nathan and Natalie Walter; Paul, Monica, and Rebekah Plotycia; David Darbonne; and Sophia, and Raquele Beaird. Vera loved the Lord Jesus. She served Jesus Christ with all her heart since she accepted him as her Lord and Savior at the age of 16. She loved all children, and especially her grandchildren, family and her husband. (Arrangements: Porter Funeral Home 1835 Minnesota Ave. Kansas City, KS)

Mary Lou Clark
Date of Death: 07-19-2001
Service Information
Location: Knox Presbyterian Church
Date: 07-23-2001 Time: 10:00 AM
Mary L. Sontheimer Clark, 44, Overland Park, KS, died Thursday, July 19, 2001 at her home. Funeral Services will be 10:00 A.M. Monday, July 23, at the Knox Presbyterian Church, 9595 W. 95th St. Overland Park, Kansas 66212; Burial in Resurrection Cemetery, Lenexa, Kansas. Friends may call 4-7 P.M. Sunday at the Porter Funeral Home, 8535 Monrovia, Lenexa, KS. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions to Knox Presbyterian Church . Mary was born May 22, 1957, in St. Joseph, MO and had lived in the Kansas City area since 1981. She was a 1975 graduate of Lafayette High School in St. Joseph, MO and received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Missouri Western State in St. Joseph, MO in 1979. She was a member of the Sigma Kappa Sorority. She had been employed with the United States Postal Service; the Internal Revenue Service; and the Marine Corps Finance Center before beginning her career with the Environmental Protection Agency in 1984. She was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church and its Stephen Ministry. She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Susie Bartlow Sontheimer, of St. Joseph, MO. Mary is survived by her husband of 18 years, Terry Clark; daughter Kelly; and son Kevin, all of the home; 2 brothers Tom Sontheimer and wife Cathy; and William Sontheimer, all of St. Joseph, MO.as well as aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and many friends. She will be remembered by her family and friends for her warm smile, and as a person who cared more, gave more, and loved more than was ever expected. (Arrangements: Porter Funeral Home 8535 Monrovia Lenexa, KS)

Rosella Fink
Date of Death: 09-05-2001
Service Information
Location: Memorial Park Cemetery
Date: 09-07-2001 Time: 1:00 PM
Rosella Fink, 97, of Kansas City, MO, died Wednesday, September 5, 2001 at the Saint Joseph Health Center. Graveside Services will be 1:00 p.m. Friday, September 7, at Memorial Park Cemetery, 3223 N. 18th St., K.C.KS. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Keystone Class at the Colonial Presbyterian Church, K.C.MO. Rosella was born May 4, 1904, to Charles and Rose Bash in Ferrelview, MO and was a lifetime Kansas City area resident. She was a member and active in many of the organizations at the Colonial Presbyterian Church and was a past president of the Central Grade School PTA in K.C.KS. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Fink in 1978 who had been an architect in the K.C. area and a son, Richard Lee Fink. She is survived by a son and his wife, K. William and Mary Ellen Fink, K.C.MO, grandson and his wife, Steven and Becki Fink, K.C.MO, granddaughter, Cynthia Nickel, Fayetteville, N.C., daughter in law, Diana Fink, Lee's Summit, MO, and 3 great grandchildren, Steven, Chelsea and Braxton. (Arrangements: Porter Funeral Home 1835 Minnesota Ave. Kansas City, KS)

Ronald E. Hillers
Date of Death: 09-16-2001
Service Information
Location: Christ the King Catholic Church
Date: 09-07-2001 Time: 11:00 AM
Ronald E. "Bud" Hillers, 85, of Kansas City, Kansas, died Wednesday, September 5, 2001 at his home. The Funeral Liturgy will be 11:00 A.M. Friday, September 7, at Christ the King Catholic Church, 3024 N. 53rd Kansas City, KS 66104. Burial in Mt. Calvary Mausoleum. Visitation will be from 10-11:00 A.M. Friday at the church. The family suggests memorials to the church. Bud was born March 14, 1916, in Kansas City, KS. and had been a lifelong resident of the Kansas City area. He was a switchman for the Union Pacific Railroad for 30 years, before retiring in 1981. He was an Army veteran, a member of the VFW and the Eagles Lodge, St. Anthony and Christ the King Parishes. He was preceded in death by a brother and a sister. Bud is survived by his wife, Frances Hillers, of the home., two daughters, Lee Jennings, Littleton, CO, Sharon Perkins, Littleton, CO, two brothers, Kenneth and Bill Hillers, both of Kansas City, KS, a sister, Mary Hillers, Kansas City, KS, two grandchildren, three great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild. (Arrangements: Porter Funeral Home 1835 Minnesota Ave. Kansas City, KS)

Blanche M. Mathas
Date of Death: 09-08-2001
Service Information
Location: Porter Chapel
Date: 09-11-2001 Time: 2:00 PM
Blanche May Mathas, 87, Bonner Springs, KS, died Saturday, September 8, 2001 at the CLC of Bonner Springs. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 11, at the Porter Funeral Home, 1835 Minnesota Ave. Kansas City, Kansas 66102. Burial in Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call 1-2 P.M. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Cancer Action, Inc. 1831 Minnesota Ave. KCKs 66102 or to First Presbyterian Church, 4000 Victory Dr., Kansas City, KS. . Blanche was born October 30, 1913, in Kansas City, KS and was a lifelong area resident. She had been a switchboard operator for 15 years with Montgomery Ward's before retiring in 1984. She was a member and former deaconness of the First Presbyterian Church of Kansas City, KS. Blanche was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Howard Mathas who died March 21, 1974. There are no immediate survivors. (Arrangements: Porter Funeral Home 1835 Minnesota Ave. Kansas City, KS 913-621-6400)

Lola L. Turner
Date of Death: 09-08-2001
Service Information
Location: Porter Chapel
Date: 09-17-2001 Time: 2:00 PM
Lola L. Turner, 88, of Oregon City, OR, formerly of Kansas City, KS died Sat., Sept. 8, 2001 at the Meridian Park Hospital in Tualatin, OR. Funeral services will be 2:00 P.m. Monday, Sept. 17th at the Porter Funeral Home, 1835 Minn. Ave., KCKs. 66102. Burial in Memorial Park Cemetery, KCKs. Friends may call from 1-2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, 2900 Minnesota Ave. KCKS 66102. Lola was born Sept. 16, 1912, in Lansing, KS. and had lived in KCKs for most of her life before moving to be near her daughter in Oregon in 1999. She was employed with the W.T. Grant Department Store in KCKs. for 16 years where she retired as the office manager in 1980. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert in 1967, and sister, Phyllis Pike in 1963. Survivors include her daughter, Alice Marie Sherwin, of West Linn, Oregon; 2 grandchildren; and 2 great grandchildren. (Arrangements: Porter Funeral Home, KCKs 913-621-6400)

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