Obituaries

Larry Dean Lancaster

Larry Dean Lancaster, 79, Gardner, Kan. passed away Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022 at his home. Private Graveside Service will be Oct. 21, 2022 at Gardner Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Phoenix Hospice. Condolences may be left at www.brucefuneralhome.com
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Raymond “Ray” Lowell McIntire

Raymond “Ray” Lowell McIntire, 79, of Edgerton, Kansas passed away at home with his family on Saturday, October 1, 2022. Ray was born August 26, 1943 in Carbon, Iowa to Roy E.
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Rhonda Kaye Humble

Rhonda Kaye Humble, 66, Olathe, peacefully passed away Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022, at Olathe Medical Center.
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William “Willie” Allen Schulz

William “Willie “Allen Schulz, 66, Gardner, Kansas passed away September 29, 2022 at his home. Visitation will be 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Thursday, October 20, 2022 at Bruce Funeral Home, 106 S. Center, Gardner, Kansas 66030 (913) 856- 7111. Memo-rial service will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, October 21, 2022 at First Presbyterian Church, Gardner, Kansas. Memorial contributions may be given to Gardner American Legion Post 19 or Bruce Funeral Home to help with service expenses. Condolences may be left at www.brucefuneralhome.com Willie was born on September 1, 1956 in Olathe, Kansas to Glenn Dale and Nancy Dean (Millbern) Schulz. He was a lifelong area resident, growing up in Gardner and graduating from Gardner High School in 1974. Willie was a United States Army Veteran. He worked for West Roofing, then, as a carpenter for Jim Bigelow Construction. Willie loved to play chess and poker. He enjoyed crossword puzzles and watching Jeopardy. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Gardner, Kansas. Willie was preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law Patrick Connaghan. He is survived by his siblings: Roxie (Schulz) Dillard, Kansas City, Kansas, Gary (Diana) Schulz, Olathe, Kansas, Glenna Connaghan, Gardner, Kansas and Ginger (Darius) Crist, Edgerton, Kansas; many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
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Franklin Husted, Jr.

John Franklin Husted, Jr., 91, Gardner, Kansas passed away Sunday, September 18, 2022 at Wellsville Health & Rehab, Wellsville, Kansas. Visitation will be 9:00 a.m. Saturday, September 24, 2022 with funeral service and Military Honors to follow at 10:00 a.m. at Bruce Funeral Home, 106 S. Center, Gardner, Kansas 66030 (913) 856-7111. Burial at Osawatomie Cemetery, Osawatomie, Kansas. Memorial contributions may be made to Antioch Baptist Church Youth Group. Condolences may be left at www.brucefuneralhome.com John was born on August 12, 1931 in Beagle, Kansas to John Franklin Husted, Sr. and Viva Gertrude (McDaniel) Husted. He was a lifelong area resident who graduated from Osawatomie High School in 1949. John was a Veteran of the United States Army, serving from 1953-1955. On March 27, 1955 John married Sandra Castor in Paola, Kansas. They were constant companions. He was a farmer, raising cattle and hogs as well as growing row crops. In 1976, John began his own company, Husted Electric, operating for 49 years. He was a member of Antioch Baptist Church, Spring Hill, Kansas, Cole-Smith Post 350 American Legion, Spring Hill, Kansas and Lions Club, Gardner, Kansas. John and Sandra enjoyed square dancing with the Docey Dandies club. He loved to visit with friends and strangers anywhere he went. For many years, John was involved in 4H as a project leader and helped start the Hillsdale Hustlers 4H club. In his spare time, John liked to garden, do yard work, raise flowers, fish and care for his cats. John was preceded in death by his parents; wife Sandra; daughter Malea; brother Clifford Husted and sister Lorene E. Alexander. He is survived by his grandchildren: Layne, Ellie, Evan and Kyle; foster grandchild, Mariah; foster great-grandchild, Oakleigh; foster daughter Skye Starner; son-in-law Milton(Carol) Lutz; brother-in-law Bill Castor (Therese); nephews Carl Bickham and Ronald Husted and niece Christa Kellogg.
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LILLIAN LOUISE MURRAY

Lillian Louise Murray, 88, Gardner, Kansas passed away on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at Nottingham of Olathe. Visitation will be 10:00 a.m.
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Reverend Joseph Patrick Jude Cramer

Beloved Pastor Reverend/ Father Joseph Patrick Jude Cramer died August 30, 2022 at his home in Las Vegas, Nevada at the age 72. A Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated on Friday, September 30, 2022, at 10:00 a.m.
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Robert (Bob) Willard Newton

Springfield, Missouri, to Jay Paul Newton, Sr. and Frances (Willard) Newton. When he was 12 years old his family moved to Gardner, Kansas. Bob graduated from Gardner High School in 1961. He attended Kansas City Business College and Emporia State University where he received his degree in business. Bob Married Beverly Goldman onApril 2, 1976. He owned Robert Newton’s Farmers Insurance Agency in Olathe for over 40 years until his retirement. Bob enjoyed his work as an agent and loved spending time with his family. He will be missed by family and friends.
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Laura Janet (Edemann) McKaig

Laura Janet (Edemann) McKaig died September 1, 2022 in Newton, KS. Services will be September 12, 2022 at 1 pm at the First Presbyterian Church, 138 E Shawnee St, Gardner with family greeting prior to and following the service. A private family interment will take place. The family requests memorials to the church, or to Gardner Historical Museum, 204 W Main St, Gardner, KS 66030. Arrangements: Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, KS (913) 856-7111. Condolences may be left at www.brucefuneralhome.com She was born to Thomas Jefferson “Jeff” and Bertha Mae (Doss) Edemann at home in rural Brookfield, MO on April 29, 1926, where they lived until 1939. After a few moves, they eventually settled in Gardner, KS where Laura graduated from the High School in 1943. Laura married Donald “Babe” McKaig on September 4, 1945 in Olathe, KS and they lived in the Gardner-Olathe area their entire married life of 59 years. Babe preceded her in death in 2004.
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