Funeral Notices

Kathryn “Kats” Apollonia (Kinsella) Reece

Kathryn “Kats” Apollonia (Kinsella) Reece passed away at 79 years old on December 28, 2021 in Olathe, KS. She was born June 20, 1942 to Frances Gertrude (Moylan) and Joseph Lawrence Kinsella in Chillicothe, MO. She graduated in 1960 from St. Joseph Academy and attended Northeast Missouri State Teachers College. As vice president of her class at St. Joseph she organized reunions and kept in touch with her schoolmates. She married her teenage sweetheart James “Jim” Vernon Reece on June 9, 1962 and they went on to have four children together. She began her working career as a real estate agent for Real Estate 100 eventually retiring in 1992 from United Telecom (Sprint) to care for her mother. She was known for welcoming new neighbors and planning activities in her Prairie Highlands neighborhood. She enjoyed being active, family get-togethers, and winter trips to Fort Myers, Florida. As a cherished wife, mother, grandmother, and friend she provided generous amounts of love, a can-do anything attitude, and moral support.

Kathryn was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years Jim and her parents. She leaves her children: Jacqueline Stecher and husband Dave, Kathleen Danahy and husband Mark, Joe Reece, and John Reece, grandchildren: Sarah (Stecher) Plumberg and husband Ross, Tyler Stecher, Thomas Stecher, Jamie Reece, Connor Danahy and wife Emily, and Ryan Danahy, greatgrandchildren: William Reece, Henry Plumberg, Aspen Stecher, and June Plumberg, siblings: J.R. Kinsella, Frances Ann Hayes and husband, the late Dr. L.George Hayes, and Lawrence Kinsella, and thirteen nieces and nephews.

Kathryn bravely fought against anaplastic thyroid cancer for the past 17 months. The family would like to express their gratitude to everyone for their support during her battle especially her Prairie Highlands neighbors, and Dr. Gregory Gan at KU Medical Center. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in Kathryn’s name to St. Paul Catholic Church in Olathe.

The funeral is Friday, January 28, with visitation at 10 am, Rosary at 10:45 am, Mass at 11:00 am followed by lunch at St. Paul Catholic Church, 21650 W. 115th Terrace, Olathe, KS 66061. Private interment at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery, 8300 Quivira Rd., Lenexa, KS 66215, The Holy Family Mausoleum, Saint Joseph, Tier B, Niche B6.

Arrangements are under the direction of Penwell-Gabel – Funeral Home

 

Susan Marie Greenway

Susan Marie Greenway, age 70, a resident of Chillicothe, Missouri, passed away on Saturday, January 15, 2022, at Grand River Health Care, Chillicothe, Missouri.

Susan was born the daughter of Glen and Deloris (Conway-Grube) Johnston on August 26, 1951, in San Rafael, California. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church, Chillicothe.

Survivors include one son, Travis Greenway and wife Amy of Peoria, Illinois; one daughter, Tassie Elkins and husband Jeff of Purdin, Missouri; two grandchildren, Alyssa Allnutt and husband Luke and Dillon Elkins and significant other Patricia Rodriguez; five great grandchildren; one brother, John Stefancik of Independence, Missouri; and one sister, Mary Smith of Chillicothe, Missouri. She was preceded in death by her parents; and two sisters, Carol Banes and Paulette Stefancik.

Funeral services will be held at the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Missouri, on Thursday, January 20, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. A scheduled visitation will be held at the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Missouri, on Thursday, January 20, 2022, one hour prior to the service from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Friends may call at the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Missouri, on Wednesday, January 19, 2022, from 12 noon until 7:00 p.m. Burial will be held at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Chillicothe, Missouri. Online condolences may be made at www.lindleyfuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Missouri.

Diane Marie Hicks

Diane Marie Hicks, age 62, a resident of Chillicothe, Missouri, passed away on Saturday, January 15, 2022, at Hedrick Medical Center, Chillicothe, Missouri.

Diane was born the daughter of Hugh and Delores Marie (Feeney) Cook on December 15, 1959, in Chillicothe, Missouri. She was a 1978 graduate of Chillicothe High School. She then attended North Central Missouri College, graduating as Valedictorian, earning her nursing degree. Diane was united in marriage to David Hicks on March 23, 1979, in St. Joseph, Missouri. He survives of the home. She worked as a Registered Nurse for Hedrick Medical Center for 34 years. She was a member of St. Columban Catholic Church, Chillicothe, Missouri. Diane loved the beach and vacationing. Most of all, Diane loved spending time with her family, especially the love of her life, her granddaughter, Macey.

Survivors include her husband, David Hicks of the home; three sons, Jeremy Hicks and wife Kara, Joshua Hicks, and Jacob Hicks, all of Chillicothe, Missouri; one granddaughter, Macey Hicks; two brothers, William B. DeVaul, Jr. of Clinton Township, Michigan, and David DeVaul of Lee’s Summit, Missouri; two sisters, Karen Surber and husband Jerry of Wheeling, Missouri, and Theresa DeVaul of Kansas City, Missouri; and nephew, Nick DeVaul and wife Mandie, and their children, Alexis, Autumn, Braxton, and Harper DeVaul. She was preceded in death by her parents; stepfather, William “Bill” DeVaul; and one sister, Beverly Webb.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Columban Catholic Church, Chillicothe, Missouri, on Thursday, January 20, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. A Parish Rosary will be held at the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Missouri, on Wednesday, January 19, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. with visitation to follow. Friends may call at the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Missouri, on Wednesday, January 19, 2022, from 12 noon until 8:00 p.m. Burial will held at Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Chillicothe, Missouri. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and may be left at or mailed to Lindley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 47, Chillicothe, Missouri 64601. Online condolences may be made at www.lindleyfuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Missouri.

Paul Dean Oder

Paul Dean Oder, age 75, a resident of Chillicothe, Missouri, passed away on Thursday, January 13, 2022, at Hedrick Medical Center, Chillicothe, Missouri.

Paul was born the son of James Leon and Evelyn (O’Tool) Oder on September 20, 1946, in Sac City, Iowa. He was a 1964 graduate of Milan High School. He served in the United States Air Force during Vietnam. Paul was united in marriage to Cheryl “Sherry” Hayes on September 21, 1969, in Dallas, Texas. She survives of the home. He worked Burlington Northern Railroad for many years. He was a member of the St. Columban Catholic Church, Chillicothe, Missouri. Paul was also a member of the Chillicothe Elks Lodge #656. He loved golfing and spending time with his family and friends.

Survivors include his wife, Cheryl Oder of the home; two sons, Troy Oder and wife Kristen of Odessa, Missouri, and Tim Oder and wife Dianne of Meadville, Missouri; five grandchildren; six great grandchildren; two brothers, Larry Oder and wife Linda of Milan, Missouri, and Doug Oder and wife Jenial of Milan, Missouri; and one sister, Cindy Oder of Milan, Missouri. He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Lynn Oder.

A private family Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the St. Columban Catholic Church, Chillicothe, Missouri, on Tuesday, January 18, 2022. There is no scheduled visitation. Friends may call at the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Missouri, on Monday, January 17, 2022, from 12 noon until 7:00 p.m. Burial will be held at Oakwood Cemetery, Milan, Missouri. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Columban Catholic Church Ladies Auxiliary and/or Oakwood Cemetery and may be left at or mailed to Lindley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 47, Chillicothe, Missouri 64601. Online condolences may be made at www.lindleyfuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Missouri.

Kim Renee Milner

Kim Renee Milner, age 60, a resident of Chillicothe, Missouri, passed away on Wednesday, January 12, 2022, at Liberty Hospital, Liberty, Missouri.

Kim was born the daughter of Roy and Alberta (Pulse) McKee on June 14, 1961, in Excelsior Springs, Missouri. She was a 1979 graduate of Braymer High School. She worked as a cashier and waitress at P.C. Elkhorn for many years. Kim was a member of Highview Baptist Church, Chillicothe, Missouri. She enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, and talking with her friends and family. Kim loved her cat, Sadie.

Survivors include one son, Andy Harbert of Chillicothe, Missouri; one daughter, Brandy Warren of Chillicothe, Missouri; four grandchildren, Brittney, Chloe, Gabbie, and Bryer; one great granddaughter, Raelynn; two brothers, Randy McKee of Chillicothe, Missouri, and Terry McKee and wife Kim of Hollister, Missouri; one sister, Tammy Murdock of Chillicothe, Missouri; and Kim’s significant other, Rob Trantham of Chillicothe, Missouri. She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Brandon Clevenger; and an infant brother.

Funeral services will be held at the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Missouri, on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. A scheduled visitation will be held at the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Missouri, on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, one hour prior to the service at 12 noon until 1:00 p.m. Friends may call at the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Missouri, on Monday, January 17, 2022, from 12 noon until 7:00 p.m. Inurnment will be held at a later date at Cowgill Cemetery, Cowgill, Missouri. Memorial contributions may be made to Forest O. Triplett Animal Shelter and/or the Kim Milner Memorial Fund, to go towards the funeral expenses, and may be left at or mailed to Lindley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 47, Chillicothe, Missouri 64601. Online condolences may be made at www.lindleyfuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Missouri.