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Week of Thursday, May 17, 2007

Rosemary Kelly

Rosemary Kelly, 87, Topeka, formerly of Nortonville, died May 7, 2007, at St. Francis Health Center in Topeka following a short illness.

Mrs. Kelly was born Jan. 25, 1920, in Winchester, one of 10 children of John and Minnie Haag Funk. She graduated from Winchester High School in 1938 and worked in Atchison for several years.

She married Bernard Kelly Feb. 20, 1949, at St. Benedict’s Church, Atchison. They lived and farmed for many years in the Effingham and Nortonville communities. Mr. Kelly died Sept. 7, 1976, and Rosemary continued living in rural Effingham until she moved to Topeka in the fall of 1998.

Survivors include her son, Steve Kelly, Lawrence; a daughter, Sharon Kelly, Effingham; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Irene Dinwiddie and Dorothy Noll.

Mass of Christian Burial was May 11 at St. Joseph’s Church, Nortonville. Burial was at the St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Nortonville. Memorials can be made to the Shawnee County Library Audio Department and sent in care of O’Trimble Funeral Home, PO Box 267, Nortonville, 66060.

Elmer Moore

Elmer Dean “Bud” Moore, 84, McLouth, died May 10, 2007, at his home. He was born Oct. 20, 1922, in Rosedale, the son of Lawrence and Christine Meyer Moore.

He was a World War II Army Air Corps veteran and a third generation carpenter and builder. He married Frances Graham Jan. 15, 1948. She preceded him in death Dec. 19, 2006.

Survivors include three sons, Robert Moore, Johnson, James Moore, McLouth, and Larry Moore, Oskaloosa; a daughter, Janeice Smoots, Emporia; a brother, William Moore, McLouth; three sisters, Mildred Hausner, Mamie Moore, and Ruth Butler, all of McLouth; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life and Masonic service will be held 7 p.m. Friday, May 18 at his home at 402 S. Olive Street, McLouth. The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. until service time at the home. Memorials are suggested to Jefferson County Hospice or American Heart Association and can be sent in care of Quisenberry Funeral Home, PO Box 993, Tonganoxie, 66086.

LaVelle Anderson

Lillian LaVelle Anderson, 89, died May 11, 2007, at the Comfort Care Home in Wichita.

She was born Oct. 14, 1918, at Grenola, to Charles Joseph and Mollie Tom Sweet Carter. She lived her early years in the Grenola area and graduated from Grenola High School. She married Benjamin Clark Anderson July 25, 1937, at the First United Presbyterian Church in Wichita. He preceded her in death Aug. 23, 2004. She made a home for her family in Kansas City, Mo., and was employed for several years by Dr. C. Richard Friedley of Raytown, Mo.

The couple moved to Howard where she was employed at the Elk County Abstract Office and served as treasurer of the city of Howard. She was a life member of Oskaloosa Chapter No. 62 Order of the Eastern Star, Oskaloosa, and was a member of the P.E.O. Sisterhood Chapter in Augusta. She was a member of the United Methodist Church at Howard.

She is survived by her daughter, Sonya M. Sayler, Wichita; three grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Lucille Fern Best, Grenola. She was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Henderson Carter, and a sister, Betty Jean Best.

Graveside services were May 15 at Greenlawn Cemetery in Grenola. Zimmerman Funeral Home, Howard, was in charge of arrangements.

Henry L. Rouse

With deep regrets due to the timing of publications, the following obituary did not appear at the proper time.

Henry Lee Rouse passed away May 9, 2007, at Select Specialty Hospital from a long battle with heart disease.

Henry was born December 10, 1938, in Circleville, Kansas, the son of Hobart Lee Rouse and Mabellee Griffiths Rouse. He lived in the Circleville community from 1938- 1956. He graduated from Circleville High School in 1956 and moved to Topeka. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Wilma Jean Olson.

Henry was a member of the United Methodist Church, Local 307 United Steelworkers Union, United States Army National Guards from 1957-1963, Kansas National Guards Reserve from 1963-1965. He was a charter 4-H member. He was a 10-year active volunteer at the Stormont-Vail Heart Center, Seaman PTA, Seaman Booster Club, and Jefferson West Booster Club.

He was a coach for seventeen years for his sons’ ballteams. He coached T-ball, Suburban League Baseball teams, Roughriders, PAL, and Rebels; Bath Ruth League, Semi-Pro Topeka Owls, YMCA Football, YMCA Basketball, umpired Optimist baseball, and recently helped with his grandsons’ teams.

Henry married Bonnie Miller November 29, 1959 in Circleville, KS. They lived in the Topeka area all their married life. She survives.

Henry was employed at Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company for 35 years until he had to retire in 1996 because of health problems.

Survivors include his three sons, David Lee Rouse and Linda, Daniel Lynn Rouse and Susie, Topeka; Dennis Lane Rouse and Beckie, Meriden; his five grandchildren, Joshua Rouse, Shelby Rouse, Cheyenne Rouse, Topeka; Hunter Rouse and Corbin Rouse, Meriden.

Services were May 12 in Topeka and interment followed at West Lawn Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to Jefferson West High School Athletic Department, 601 E. Wyandotte Street, P.O. Box 267, Meriden, Kansas 66512 or to Seaman High School Band Department, 901 N.W. Lyman Road, Topeka, Kansas 66608. Penwell-Gable Parker-Price Chapel, Topeka, was in charge of arrangements. 37-1tc

Robert Smith

Robert James Smith, 80, Ozawkie, died at his home of Alzheimers on Sunday, May 13, 2007.

He was born Oct. 22, 1926, at Onaga, the youngest of 5 children born to Bertrand Guy and Eunice Oliva (Truitt) Smith. Bob attended Onaga public schools and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He lived in Oskaloosa from 1952 to 1979. He worked at Luster Motors in Oskaloosa and Burkhart Battery & Electric in Topeka.

In Oskaloosa he owned and operated Smith Motor Service and Standard Station in the former Luster Motor Building and later purchased the Sinclair Station operated as Smith Service. He was Chief of the Oskaloosa Volunteer Fire Department for many years.

He moved to Ottawa in 1979, and with his son owned and operated B & G Auto Supply Co. for 7 years before retiring. He moved to Ozawkie in 2000. Bob was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church of Ottawa and attended the Rock Creek Bible Church.

Bob was married to Charlotte Nadine Coltharp on Jan. 24, 1947, at Olathe. She survives. Also surviving are children: Teresa A. “Terry” and Jerry Wofford of Lenexa, Gordon Robert and Mary Lou Smith of Ozawkie, Loretta R. and Jeff Hurst of Topeka, and Edgar Warren Smith and Gloria of Dodge City; siblings: Gail Falk of Des Moines, IA, Hazel Richards of Bardstown, KY, Edgar Walton “Bus” Smith of Limon, CO, and Betty Eisenbarth of Onaga; grandchildren: Christopher B. and Stephanie Wofford, DeAndra D. Smith, Tyece M. Wofford, Quentin A. and Ilene Hurst, Jay Robert and Cortni Hurst; and Sarah Jane and Daniel Duckworth; and great-grandchildren: Haley Wofford, Garrhett Hurst, Cameron Wofford, Cecily Hurst, Julia Rivera, and Cole Wofford.

Graveside services will be at 11:00 AM, Thurs., May 17, 2007, at Pleasant View Cemetery, Oskaloosa. Bob will lie in state after 3:00 PM, Wednesday, at Penwell-Gabel Parker-Price Chapel, 245 NW Independence, Topeka, where the family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:00 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to Friends of Hospice of Jefferson County, 1212 Walnut, Oskaloosa, KS 66066. To leave a special message for the family online, visit PenwellGabel.com. 37-47-1tc

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