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Sunday, July 22, 2001 DEATHS AND FUNERALS THE KANSAS CITY STAR B.5 The Star runs obituaries for deceased residents of the Kansas City metropolitan area free of charge for the first 12' lines. Familles who choose to present more Information in the column may do so for an additional fee. For fees on obituaries for deceased residents outside of the metropolitan area or fees for subsequent runs of obituaries, please consult with your funeral director or call 816-234-4470. DEATHS Arth, Margaret Ann: Sloan Bolinger, Robert M.D. Bollinger, Glenn R.

"Ron" Borgman, William Spencer Burns, Hazel S. Carver, Patricia A. Crawford, Matthew C. Crawford, Mike Crutchfield, Timothy J. Culbertson, Layton F.

Davis, Lillian M. DeLeon, Cindy J. Duncan, Betty Joe Egerstrom, Marilyn Adell Faler, Nadine Mae Hollingsworth Fields, Blanche A. "Geechee" Foley, Frank E. Gibbens, Floyd Clancy Hensley, Bertha "Billie" Hervey, Dollie Mae Hines, Jimmy De-Ron Howard, L.

Dencil Johnson, Bessie Louise Kehl, Helen Giffin LaBrant, Gertrude "Pat" Featherstone Logan, Gertrude Alice: McClure, Ann Goodding McLaughlin, Glenn W. McMillian, Gloria A. Michael, Rosa Laura Moore, Thomas H. Munkirs, Jene A. Murphy, A.R.

"Bob" Noll, Hattie J. Overman, Bernita Marie Picone, Mary Potts, Florence Rambo, Mary D. Ramirez, Luis Albero Rue, Mary L. Rush, David O. Schmidt, John Jr.

Selle, Margaret M. Sheldon, Danny Southers, Maxyne Wolff Spears, Richard D. Spor, Jacob W. Spratt, Minnie E. Spry, Louise Stone, Earl T.

Topi, John A. Vanderman, Edith Irene Watts, Fred Andrew Williamson, Eugene O. Wiltshire, Lois McComas MARGARET ANN SLOAN ARTH Margaret Ann Sloan-Arth, 67, of Kansas City, MO died Sunday, July 15, 2001, swof cancer. An anatomical donation was made to the University of Kansas Medical a center. Mrs.

Arth was born in Cincinnati, OH and graduated from Our Mother of Mercy High School in Cincinnati. Before her marriage in the mid-1950's, she was a model in New York City. In the late 1980's until her retirement in 1999, she worked at Faith Village in Overland Park, KS. She is survived by her husband, Marvin Arth, a retired newsman who worked at the Kansas City Times in the mid-1960's, as news director of WDAF-TV in the late 60's and editor of the Kansas City Business Journal in the mid-80's; a son, Tony Anastasia of Kansas City, MO; a daugh-, ter, Christina Anastasia of Canon City, CO, and seven grandchildren. ROBERT E.

BOLINGER, M.D. Robert E. Bolinger, M.D., 82, Prairie Village, KS, died July 18, 2001, at his home. A memorial service will be held at the D.W. Newcomer's Sons Funeral Home at 8201 Metcalf, Overland Park, KS, on Friday, July 27, at 2 p.m.

His cremains will be interred at a 10 a.m. service at McPherson Cemetery, McPherson, KS, on Monday, July 30. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Kansas University Endowment Association for the Robert E. Bolinger Education Fund, 3901 Rainbow, Kansas City, KS 66160-7804. Dr.

Bolinger was born on May 31, 1919, in Independence, KS. Educated in Kansas City and at the University of Kansas, he received his M.D. in 1943. He was a medical officer in the US Army in Germany, 1945-1947. Dr.

Bolinger was Professor Emeritus at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, and continved working part-time at KUMC until his death. He had been on the faculty all of his professional life. Dr. Bolinger was the founder and Director of the Clinical Research Center at KUMC, and a Director of the Endocrine and Metabolism Division of the Department of Medicine. Active in patient care, research, and teaching at all levels, he had been honored with the KU Medical Alumni Association's Distinguished Medical Alumni Award, 1980, the Chancellor's Faculty Award, 1975, and the Jayhawker Medical Students' Teaching Award, 1963.

He was a member of numerous national and local professional societies, including the American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine which honored him with its Laureate A Professorship in Endocrinology in his name has recently been established at the University, He was a pioneer in the development of nuclear medicine, renal dialysis, computer programming, management of diabetes, and the understanding of insulin metabolism. He had numerous publications in these areas. As an educator, he inspired and shaped the lives of several generations of physicians and specialists in internal Medicine throughout the country. In addition to his medical pursuits, he mastered more than five languages, composed twe symphonies, one of which was performed by the Medical Arts Symphony, and was an accomplished pianist. He also found time for tennis, sailing, gourmet cooking, and extensive reading.

His wife, Doris Kubin Bolinger, M.D., preceded him in death. He is survived by his sister, Betty Haiderman (husband, Allan), niece, Amy Fonken (husband, Royce), nephew, Tim Halderman (wife, Helen), two great-nieces, four great-nephews, all of. Oregon, cousins in Ft. Scott, KS, sisters-in-law, Elenor Clark, McPherson, KS, and Deb Praeger (husband, Kenneth), Claffin, KS, nephew-in-law, Brian Praeger (wife, Mary), Claflin, KS, and cousin-inlaw, Kip Kubin (wife, Leigh Ann), Leawood, KS. (Arrangements: D.W.

Newcomer's Sons Overland Park Chapel, 913-648-6224) GLENN R. "RON" BOLLINGER Glenn R. "Ron" Bollinger, 48, of Grandview, MO, passed away Friday, July 20, 2001, at his home surrounded by his loving family and friends. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 24, at the Park Lawn Chapel; burial in Green Lawn Cemetery, Kansas City, MO.

The family will receive friends Monday from 6-8 p.m. at the chapel. Ron was born November 18, 1952, in Kansas City, MO, had lived in this area all of his life, and attended Northeast High School. He worked for the Ford Motor Claycomo plant and also drove a truck for JCPenney. He was a member of the United Auto Workers Union Local 249.

Survivors include his wife of over 30 years and his high school sweetheart, Carol Bollinger, four children, Ronnie, Michelle, Jay and Jeff, six grandchildren, McKala, Alisha, Sabrina, (Buffy) Marenda, Zach and Cory, an uncle, Steve and aunt, Jackie Fahnstock. Ron was a good Christian man who loved his family and friends. He was a great husband, father and grandfather. He was a wonderful provider for his family and a great supporter for his many friends. He will be missed by all of his family and all who knew him.

(Arrangements: Park Lawn Funeral Home) WILLIAM SPENCER BORGMAN Bill Borgman, age 66, passed away July 20, 2001. Bill lived in or around Lee's Summit all of his life, which began on December 17, 1934. Bill was a Christian who believed in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. He served his Lord in many ways as a member of the First Baptist Church, Lee's Summit. Bill was selected by the church to be a deacon in October of 1983.

Bill served in the United States Navy during the Korean War. He retired from the General Motor Leeds Plant after 31 years and retired again from Hoechst-Marion Roussel after seven years. Bill was also a member of the Lee's Summit Lodge No. 263. Bill loved camping, fishing and hunting with his wife, grandchildren and special friends.

Bill was preceded in death by his father and mother, Wally and Annie Borgman. He leaves his wife, Glenda of 46 years; two daughters, LuVenna Gessley and husband, David of Independence, MO, Carrie Minica and husband, Charlie of San Antonio, TX; three grandchildren, Heather and Brett Gessley and Angel Duncan; two great-grandchildren, Keanan Lee Taylor and Destiny Ann Reisen; two sisters, Mary Sue Leslie of Maryville, MO and Ruth Ann Clark of Lee's Summit, MO; and a host of loving nieces, nephews and wonderful friends. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Monday, July 23, at the First Baptist Church in Lee's Summit with funeral service to follow at 7 p.m. Graveside service will be 9 a.m.

Tuesday, July 24, at Floral Hills East Memorial Gardens, In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Baptist Church, Lee's Summit or the Parkinson Foundation of Greater Kansas City, in research for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy. Bill praised God from whom all blessings flow. (Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer's Sons Noland Road Chapel (816) 252-8900) HAZEL S. BURNS Hazel S.

Burns, 91, Kansas City, MO, passed away Friday, July 20, 2001, at St. Joseph Health Center. Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, at D.W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Chapel; burial in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Kansas City, MO.

6-8 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, at the chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the Memorial Fund at Countryside United Methodist Church, 7900 Blue Ridge Kansas City, MO. Mrs. Burns was born in Page County, IA.

She was a homemaker and a longtime member of the Countryside United Methodist Church in Kansas City. She is survived by a daughter, Hodges, Kansas City, MO. (Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Chapel) PATRICIA A. CARVER Patricia A.

Carver, 62, Edwardsville, KS, passed away July 20, 2001, after a courageous struggle with cancer. Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Monday, July 23, at the Maple Hill Funeral Home. Burial in Maple Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m.

Sunday, at the funeral home. Mrs. Carver is survived by her husband of 40 years, Mike Carver; her sons, Keith and Tony; her daughters, Patty and Kim; a stepson, Michael; 12 grandchildren; her parents, Arnold and Millie Gerber; her brothers; Sonny, Ronnie and Bill; her sisters, Janice and Pam; and many nieces and nephews. Pat retired from T.W.A. In 1999 after 27 years of service.

She loved traveling and working in her flower garden. Her greatest love though was her family. She was a devoted and loving wife, a caring and patient mother and a beloved "Hammy" to her grandchildren. No words can describe the love her family had for her or their sense of loss, but we take comfort in the certain knowledge that she is at peace and in the presence of the Lord. (Arrangements: Maple Hill Funeral Home (913) 831-3345) MATTHEW C.

CRAWFORD Matthew C. Crawford, 18, Kansas City, MO, passed away suddenly on Friday, July 20, 2001, at Cox Health Systems South, Springfield, MO. Matthew was born in Kansas City, MO, January 11, 1983, and was a lifelong area resident. He was a graduate of Ruskin High School, Class of 2001 and was a letterman in wrestling, captain of the soccer team, member of the orchestra and the acappella choir. He was employed at Home Depot on Bannister Rd.

and had enlisted and been accepted in the U.S. Air Force. Matthew leaves behind to cherish his memory his mother, Kimberly S. Peacher of the home; his father, Randy Crawford (Linda) of Springfield, MO; three brothers, Christopher Crawford, Kansas City, MO, Coy Crawford and Justin Crawford, Stockton, MO; paternal grandparents, Robert and Shirley Crawford, Weaubleau, MO; maternal grandfather, Michael Peacher (Marsha), Overland Park, KS; maternal grandmother, Carol Scott (Robert), Buckner, MO; paternal real Mable Satterfield, Weaubleau, MO; maternal greatgrandparents, Jack and Julia Colpitts, Tucson, AZ; maternal great-grandmother, Anna M. Bucklew, Lincoln, MO; two devoted friends, Eileen Mitricska and Jennifer J.

Hilde; and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 25, at Duane E. Harvey Funeral Directors Blue Ridge Blvd. Chapel.

Burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Friends may call 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, at the chapel. (Arrangements: Duane E.

Harvey Funeral Directors (816) 763- 9100) MIKE CRAWFORD Earl Michael Crawford, 85, of Kansas City, MO, died Friday, July 20, 2001, at the Woodbine Health Care Center, 2900 N.E. Kendallwood, Gladstone, MO 64119. Prior to his moving to Kansas City in 1994, Mr. Crawford lived in Quincy, IL. A longtime businessman, he was the owner of Dixie Cream Donut Shops, Quincy Beauty Academy and part owner of Gem City Electric.

He was one of the original Board of Directors of the First Bankers Trust of Quincy. A lifelong member of the Bethel Assembly of God Church, he served on the board for many years and participated in numerous overseas mission projects. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Eudora J. Crawford; his daughter, Beverly and her husband, Robert Ashcroft; two grandsons, Alex C. Ashcroft and his wife, Netti, Adam B.

Ashcroft and his wife, Shannan; and one great-granddaughter, Emma Grace Ashcroft, along with numerous nieces, nephews and many friends. An anatomical donation was made to KU Medical Center. A memorial service will be held at the Tiffany Fellowship Assembly of God church, 7315 N.W. Barry Road, Kansas City, MO on Monday, July 23 at 1:30 p.m. in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's unit at Woodbine Health Care Center or Odyssey Health Care, Inc.

(Hospice), 9229 Ward Parkway, Suite 350, Kansas City, MO 64114. A loving husband, father, grandfather and friend, he will be greatly missed. TIMOTHY J. CRUTCHFIELD Timothy J. Crutchfield, 38, of Olathe, passed away Monday, July 16, 2001, at Villa St.

Francis nursing home. Memorial service will be held 7 p.m. Monday, July 23, at the Christian Liberty Life Center, 572 E. Park, Olathe. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association and the National Kidney Foundation.

(Arr: W.L. Frye and Son Mortuary and Crematory of Olathe) LAYTON F. CULBERTSON Layton F. Culbertson, 80, Overland Park, KS, passed away Friday, July 20, 2001, at Medicalodge Post Acute Care. Funeral services will be 10 a.m.

Tuesday, July 24, at Mission Road Bible Church, 7820 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS; burial in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Monday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Layton was born June 28, 1921, in Kansas City, MO.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Imogene R. Culbertson, and brother, Calvin Culbertson. He is survived by five sons, Jerry and Judy Culbertson of Mission, KS, Byron and Francie Culbertson of Overland Park, KS, Michael and Vicki Culbertson of Atlanta, GA, Jeffrey and Janice Culbertson of Roland Park, KS, and Timothy Culbertson of Overland Park, KS, 12, grandchildren and four great-grandson. (Arrangements: Charter Funerals, 816-921-5555) LILLIAN M. DAVIS Lillian Murl Davis, 80, of Olathe, KS, passed away Friday, July 20, 2001 at the Royal Terrace Nursing Center.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 24, at the Johnson County Memorial Gardens, Overland Park, KS. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Monday evening at the W.L. Frye Son Mortuary and Crematory, Olathe, KS.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Lillian was a devoted mother, best friend and a loving grandmother. She enjoyed bowling, and being involved in her children and grandchildren's sports and activities. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cletus A. Davis, in 1983.

Survivors include her son, John P. Davis, Shawnee, KS; two daughters, Kerry Craig, Shawnee, KS and Darlene Jordan, Gallitan, MO; brother, Olie Cross, Portland, OR; and sister, Lois Frazier, McAllen, TX; five grandchildren and six greatgrandchildren. (Arrangements: W.L. Frye and Son Mortuary and Crematory (913) 782-0582) CINDY J. DeLEON Cindy J.

DeLeon, 50, of Kansas City, KS, passed away Thursday, July 19, 2001. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 24, at Highland Park Funeral Home. Burial in Highland Park Cemetery. Visitation 6-8 p.m.

Monday, at the funeral home. Memorials to the Cindy DeLeon Trust Fund, Commercial State Bank of Bonner Springs, PO Box 397, Bonner Springs, KS 66012-0397. BETTY JOE DUNCAN Betty Joe Duncan, 72, Holden and Kingsville, MO (formerly Lee's Summit, MO), died Friday, July 2001, at Lee's Summit Hospital. Graveside services will be 2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 22, at Duncan Cemetery, Kingsville.

(Arrangements: Ben Cast Son Wood Funeral Home, Holden, MO) MARILYN ADELL EGERSTROM Marilyn Adell Egerstrom, 71, Kansas City, MO, passed away Friday, July 20, 2001. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, at D.W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Chapel, Kansas City, MO. Burial in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be 12noon-1 p.m. Tuesday, at the chapel. Memorials may be made to Parkinson Resource Organization of Palm Desert, CA. Mrs. Egerstrom was born in Silver Creek, MN.

She was a member of the Blue Ridge Trinity Lutheran Church, Hillcrest Country Club, Ironwood Country Club in Palm Desert, CA, past president of A.F.S. and the Guides and Gals from the mid-70's to the early 80's. Survivors include her husband, Paul Egerstrom of the home; sons, Tom Egerstrom, Lee's Summit, MO and Mark Egerstrom, Manhattan Beach, CA; brothers, Donald Brunsell, Monticello, MN daughter, Debra Murphy, McCall, ID; and Marvin Brunsell, Annadale, MN; sister, Deloris Kaufert, Monticello, MN; grandchildren, Taylor, Matthew, Christopher, Andy and Elizabeth Egerstrom and Brook and Jesse Murphy. (Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Chapel (816) 353-1218) NADINE MAE HOLLINGSWORTH FALER Nadine Mae Hollingsworth Faler (91) was born September 9, 1909, to Robert Lee and Cora Lee (Vincent) died June 23, 2001 in Alamogordo, NM.

A Hollingsworth, in Golden 1 City, MO. She memorial Eucharist will be celebrated at Trinity Episcopal Church, 409 N. Liberty, Independence, MO on Saturday, July 28, at 10:30 a.m. Mrs. Faler attended Missouri Valley College and Springfield Teacher's College, teaching in country schools in the Golden City area.

She married Charles David Faler, December 18, 1932. He preceded her in death, September 23, 1986. She was a former member of the Junior Service League of Independence, MO, the Leisure Arts Guild of Kansas City, MO, a 29-year member of the Independence Pioneer Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and a member of Trinity Episcopal Church since 1943. She is survived by a son, David C. Faler and his wife, Mary Lee Faler; a daughter, Patricia Delhotal and her husband, M.R.

Delhotal; four grandchildren, Lisa Delhotal Dalin, Marc Delhotal, Jennifer Delhotal Engel and Denise Delhotal. Memorials may be made to Trinity Episcopal Church. BLANCHE A. "GEECHEE" FIELDS Mrs. Blanche A.

"Geechee" Fields. 48, Kansas City, MO, passed away Wednesday, July 18, 2001, at Trinity Lutheran Hospital. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, July 28, at Devine Temple Church, 7230 Prospect. Burlal in Blue Ridge Lawn Cemetery.

Visitation will be 9-11 a.m. Saturday, at the church. (Arrangements: Lawrence A. Jones and Sons Linwood Chapel) FRANK E. FOLEY Frank E.

Foley, 73, Overland Park, KS, passed away Wednesday, July 18,2001, at Shawnee: Mission Medical Center. Cremation. Mr. Foley was born in Bangor, ME. He is survived by his wife Mildred Ann Foley of Overland Park, KS.

(Arrangements: Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee, 913- 631-5566) CLANCY GIBBENS Floyd Clancy Gibbens, 84, of Prairie Village, KS, passed away Thursday, July 19, 2001, at Research Medical Center. Memorial services will be 7 p.m. Monday, July 23, at D.W. Newcomer's Sons Overland Park Chapel, 8201 Metcalf. Cremation.

Floyd was born June 7, 1917, in Chillicothe, MO. He was a member of Village Presbyterian Church, past president of Public Accountants of Kansas, a member of National Association of Public Accountants, and past president of Mission Rotary. Floyd was preceded in death by three children, Carol Ann Lehmann, David Thornton Gibbens, and Kathryn LaRue Olson. He married Ruth Ann Robbins; she survives of the home. Other survivors include daughter.

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