Gladys Rose Burrous
May 25, 1926 – Sept. 17, 2011
Gladys Rose Burrous, 85, Nevada, Mo., died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, at her residence.
She was born May 25, 1926, in La Cygne, Kan., the daughter of Samuel Terry and Bertha Kirkendall Terry. She was married to Arvil Leroy Burrous, and he preceded her in death January 1979.
Mrs. Burrous was raised in La Cygne. She had lived most of her in Linn County until coming to Nevada, where she had lived for the past 15 years.
Others preceding her in death included her two sisters and two brothers.
Survivors include four children, Linda Switlik of Nevada, Howard Burrous of Tifton, Ga., Terry Burrous of Adrian, Mo., and Verna Devine, Rich Hill, Mo.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. today, Sept. 21, in Ferry Funeral Home, 301 S. Washington, Nevada, Mo.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today, Sept. 21, in Coffel-Schneider Funeral Home in La Cygne. Burial will be in Jingo Cemetery in rural La Cygne.
Memorials are to Heartland Hospice in Butler, Mo., in care of the Ferry Funeral Home, 301 S. Washington, Nevada, MO 64772.
March 28, 1938 – Sept. 10, 2011
Robert “Bob” Pennock, 73, Paola, a former Osawatomie businessman, died Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, in Life Care Center of Osawatomie.
He was born March 28, 1938, in Kansas City, Kan. He was the first of three children of Roy Charles and Anna Eve Zemaites Pennock. He graduated from the Wyandotte High School in the class of 1956.
In January of 1961 Bob joined the U.S. Army Reserves and served until his discharge in 1967.
Mr. Pennock was united in marriage to Betty Buchanan in Kansas City, Kan., on May 6, 1961. They made their home in Kansas City and became the parents of two children. In 1971 they moved to Osawatomie. Their marriage ended in divorce in 1983.
His second marriage, to Connie Keast, also ended in divorce.
On March 5, 1998, he and Linda Vanhorn were married and they made their home in rural Lane southwest of Osawatomie. Mrs. Pennock preceded him in death in 2009.
Mr. Pennock worked for Safeway Grocery Stores for 28 years and in 1989 he opened his own store, Bob’s Family Grocery. He owned and operated the store in Osawatomie for 10 years before retiring in 1999.
Besides sacking groceries, he loved to bowl, hunt and fish. When he wasn’t out hunting and fishing he could tell stories for hours of the numerous trips he took with his two sons and many friends. He was also an avid Kansas City Chiefs fan.
Others preceding him in death included a sister Mary Pennock.
Survivors include his two sons, Robert Darin Pennock of Wichita and Bret Alan Pennock of Osawatomie; one brother Harry Pennock of Bonner Springs; one great-grandchild; five step grandchildren; and one step great-grandson.
Graveside services were held Saturday in Osawatomie Cemetery with military honors. Eddy-Birchard Funeral Home of Paola cared for the arrangements.
Beulah Lorene Ricketts
Oct. 26, 1928 – Sept. 17, 2011
Beulah Lorene Ricketts, 83, Osawatomie, died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, in Villa St. Francis in Olathe.
Known as Lorene, she was born Oct. 26, 1928, in Paola, the daughter of Clifford and Stella Henness Ray. She was a 1946 graduate of Paola High School.
On Nov. 23, 1947, she and Wilbur A. Ricketts were married in Kansas City, Mo. They made their home in Osawatomie. Mrs. Ricketts was a homemaker and also worked as a pharmacist technician at the Osawatomie State Hospital before retiring in 1994.
She enjoyed working on her parents’ farm, taking part in the lives of her children and grandchildren, bird watching and loved animals. She was a University of Kansas sports fan.
Those preceding her in death included her husband Wilbur A. Ricketts and a sister Joy Brooks.
Survivors include her two daughters, Jody Slayman of Osawatomie and Cathy Raymond of Overland Park; a sister Irene Meinig of Paola; two brothers, Ralph Ray of Osawatomie and Bill Ray of Broken Arrow, Okla.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. today, Sept. 21, in Osawatomie Cemetery. A celebration of her life will be held at 412 16th St. in Osawatomie after the service.
Memorials are to the Catholic Community Hospice in care of Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home, 305 N. Pearl St., Paola, KS 66071.
Doris Jane Sechrest
March 5, 1934 – Sept. 11, 2011
Doris Jane Sechrest, 77, of Overland Park, Kan., died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011 in St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Mo.
She was born on March 5, 1934, in Kansas City, Kan., to Wayne and Lenarue Sechrest. She grew up in Osawatomie and graduated from Osawatomie High School in 1952.
She worked for Missouri Gas Energy in Kansas City, Mo., for many years until she was forced to take early retirement due to failing health.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Shawnee, 11400 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, KS 66203.
She was preceded in death by her parents and an infant brother.
She is survived by two brothers, Edwin Sechrest of Houston, Texas, and Lee Sechrest of Tucson, Ariz.
A memorial service was held in the church at 10:30 a.m. Friday.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, Kansas City Chapter, 1900 W. 75th St., Prairie Village, KS 66208 or to First Baptist Church of Shawnee.
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