Obituaries 2019

John William Weber

John William Weber passed May 10th. He was born Jan. 16, 1932 to John and Wilhelmina Weber. He was a graduate of Glennon HS class of ’49. KC Junior College & Stevenson Electric. John also served as a Navy Seabee for 4 yrs. He was employed by TWA for 36 yrs. John’s involvement with Aerospace Community included President of International Association of Machinists &...

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Ellen Marie Jiskra

Ellen Marie Jiskra was born 12-10-1943 in Seward, NE Hospital and died 05-07-2019 in Kansas City, MO at Armour Oaks surrounded by her loving family. Her parents were Edward A. Hladky and Theresa M. Kunašek and they lived on a farm near Bee, NE. Ellen attended a one-room country school until the 8th grade before going to Seward High School for three years. She then graduated...

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Debra Ann Elizabeth Bemiller Robertson

Debra Ann Elizabeth Bemiller Robertson went home to God on April 25, 2019. She was born on January 14, 1953 in Mansfield, Ohio to Carlton and Evelyn Bemiller. She is survived by her Mother, Aunts: Marjorie Roush Davis and Lena Rose Holzworth. Her four children: Tara Rhodus (Greg), Kevin Robertson (Chelsea), Charissa Mallery and Bryan Robertson (Angela), sister Diane Bemiller, two brothers: Dale...

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Barbara Jane Clancy

Barbara (Babs), 84, of Shawnee passed away surrounded by family on March 29th. She was wholly dedicated to her family and nursing career. Her nursing career extended 41 years, during which she earned a Bachelor of Nursing Science, Masters of Nursing Science, and a Doctorate in Education. Babs served as a faculty member in the School of Nursing at the University of Kansas Medical Center for...

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Marilyn Ward

Marilyn Ward, 88, of Overland Park, KS passed Friday, March 29, 2019 surrounded by her loving children. A celebration of her life will first be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 6 at Asbury United Methodist Church, 5400 West 75th Street, Prairie Village, KS with the service following at 11:00 a.m. The family requests memorial contributions to Asbury United Methodist Church or Kansas City...

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Esther J. Loschke

Esther J. Loschke, of Leawood, KS passed away Mar 26. Funeral service will be on Tue Apr 2 at 10am at Cure’ of Ars Catholic Church, 9401 Mission Rd. Visitation will begin at 9:30. Burial at Green Lawn Cemetery. Esther is survived by her son John Lee and Grandsons Michael Lee and Jordan Lee. Assistance by Funeral Advocates,...

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Dennis P. McCurren

Mr. Dennis Patrick “Denny” McCurren, age 69 of Lee’s Summit, MO, died peacefully in the embrace of loved ones Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at Saint Luke’s Hospice House in Kansas City, MO.​ Mr. McCurren was born July 7, 1949 in Hannibal, MO, the son of Robert H. McCurren, Jr. and Margaret Jane Williams McCurren, both deceased. ​He was married on April 1, 1978, at Jefferson...

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Ferman Dwight Fowler

Ferman Dwight Fowler, 81, of Topeka Kansas, surrounded by family, passed away Saturday, March 23, 2019. Ferman was born July 8, 1937 in Holden, MO to Thomas Isaiah and Lillian Josephine Fowler. He had four brothers, Tom, Tim, Gene, Edwin and one sister, Gladys. Ferman met Sammy Sue Senseney in 4th grade then married her after her high school graduation, June 7, 1957. Ferman worked in sales...

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Audrey Ellen Zimmer

Audrey Ellen Zimmer, 87, passed away surrounded by her girls on March 23, 2019 at Santa Marta retirement community in Olathe. Audrey was born February 16, 1932 in Madison, South Dakota. She was third of 13 children born to Luella and Achille Minnaert. After graduating from high school Audrey worked as a bookkeeper in Sioux Falls. She met her husband, Paul, while living with his sister, Rita...

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Donna (Dianne) Maple Cox

Donna (Dianne) Maple CoxOn Saturday, March 9, 2019, Dianne Cox, wife, sister, friend, mother, and loving grandmother passed away at home.Dianne was born in Kansas City, Missouri, January 8, 1936. ...

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Bill B.   

You made the whole experience of losing my Dad so much more bearable thank I could have imagined. Thank you so much for everything.

Paula H.   

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Linda S.   

I want to thank you and the friend that is making these wonderful white cloths ... whenever I see it it reminds me of a shroud and brings a very pleasant peace.

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I'm Speechless, you are so kind. You made Richard's celebration of Life and awesome experience. Richard and I shared our life together for 45 years and you have put my life in a happier place.
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Robert S.   

Your service (and that of the other team members at Signature Funerals) was so helpful to my family throughout the aftermath of my dad's death. Thank you again for your sensitive but wide-ranging help and advice. The service and celebration of his life went smoothly and was cathartic to everyone, due in large part to all of you at Signature Funerals.

Katie C.   

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Vicki and family   

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Jill H.   

Cathy Boomer has a very calming influence and sense of peacefulness about her, even in the most emotional situations. She handled all the details of my mother's passing and funeral with professional dignity. She was unobtrusive but in control of all the little details and we, as a family, relied on her with immense satisfaction.

Nancy H.   

"Just a note to say how pleased I was with your funeral services for Judy. It made the situation much more tolerable."

Ralph F.   

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Genanne D.   

"We appreciate all that you did to make my mother's visitation simple and elegant. Your staff helped all of our family feel very comfortable. Your place was perfect for honoring and celebrating my mother's life."

Sue and Bernie   

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Mark R.   

"Thank you for all you did to make Dallas' memorial and celebration of his life a good day for our family. Your kindness will never be forgotten."

Eleanor P.   

I want to thank you, on behalf of my family, and father in particular, beginning with your presence with us the night of mom's passing in her room. You were a calming presence throughout. Your funeral space is lovely and uplifting. It was, indeed, the perfect space for such a somber, but also celebrated gathering. Thank you for your guidance throughout.

Rebecca B.   

"Thanks so much for all you did to make our son's service so beautiful so that we could touch the lives of many through him."

Jim and Leslie   

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Holly G.   

"Thank you so much for your care for me and my family after mom's death. Your love and attention was so helpful and you made it easy for me and my siblings to have fun with each other."

Brian O.   

"I want to thank Signature Funerals and yourself for everything you have done during this hard time. You made this nightmare into something for us to be proud of. The kindness and love you showed us from day one was truly amazing. God Bless."

Ned and Kimberly   

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Anne E.   

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Debbie Brown   

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Mabel B.   

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Marta Reber Warren   

"I feel so lucky to have been able to know you a little and work with you for the funeral of our mom. You were everywhere and it was a comfort to us to turn her over to you, knowing you would treat her with loving kindness. Thank you so much."

Susan W.   

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Bryan C. Nelson M.D.   

"Even though the passing of my father was a traumatic experience as would be expected, working with Cathy Boomer and the team at Signature Funerals, made the entire experience one to be cherished and remembered in only the most positive of lights. From the time hospice was called in to assist my father and our family through his final transition, to the planning and actual day of his service Signature Funerals handled every detail. In particular Cathy Boomer displayed an innate and unique ability to explain each and every step, being very careful not to overwhelm us during a very fragile time for our family. Looking back on this, it is evident that this is not only an important piece if ensuring a pleasant experience, but that it is a fine line that I believe is not necessarily shared by all that provide the type of service as Signature Funerals. The time that Cathy and the spent with us in the days leading up to my father’s service was focused on anticipating things we may not have thought of, things we needed to know as well as understanding what was important to our family and my father to ensure the service truly did honor his life."

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