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Christopher R. Ames
Aug. 11, 1977 – June 9, 2021

Christopher “Chris” Ray Ames, 43, Peculiar, died June 9 at St. Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City, Kansas City. Chris was born Aug. 11, 1977, in Kansas City, the son of Larry and Patricia (Hermon) Ames.

He was a life-long resident of Peculiar and was a graduate of Raymore-Peculiar High School.

Chris was a self-employed painter and had worked as a painter for Billy Bob Painting in Lee’s Summit, Garry’s Painting in Peculiar and Larry’s Painting in Grandview.

Chris was a member of the Harrisonville Community Center.

Chris was preceded in death by his father; his uncle Garry; and his grandparents.

He is survived by a daughter, Mandelyn Ames, Peculiar, and her half-brother, Jacoby Johnson; his mother, Patricia Ames, Peculiar; a brother, Tom Ames, Belton, and his half-sisters, Bobbie Carson and Robin Ames.

Funeral services were June 14 at the Atkinson Funeral Home, Harrisonville.

Burial followed in the Garden City Cemetery, Garden City.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Atkinson Funeral Home, Harrisonville.

Roger N. Brackney
Feb. 24, 1948 – June 7, 2021

Roger N. Brackney, 73, Peculiar, died June 7 surrounded by his family. Roger was born in Sidney, Ohio, Feb. 24, 1948, the son of Wilfred Brackney and Marjorie (Redinbo) Brackney.

After graduating high school, Roger always had a job, whether it was working in a grocery store, doing mechanic work or constructing metal buildings.

Roger furthered his education when he enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1967. Roger proudly served his country as a flight engineer and lead mechanic.

Roger’s focus for 37 years was on the C -130 and A-10 Warthog. While serving his country, Roger received many decorations, medals and badges. Some of them included the Air Force Achievement Medal, the Air Force Commendation Medal, the Humanitarian Service Medal and the Air Force Training Ribbon.

Roger started serving his country at the age of 19 as an aircraft mechanic during the Vietnam War and ended his career as a Master Sergeant after serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was also a part of the 442nd Fighter Wing which is an Air Reserve Component of the United States Air Force. He very much enjoyed the camaraderie he had with his fellow soldiers.

Roger maintained his dedication after his service and was a commander of VFW Post 8220 in Belton. He was also a life member of the VFW in Lincoln. Roger was a member of American Legion Post 0217 in Sidney, Ohio.

One of the highlights of his life was traveling to Washington, D.C. on the Freedom Flight with his daughter, Michele.

Roger traveled all over the world and in life he enjoyed fishing, yard work and spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and he loved his little girl, Tyke.

Roger was preceded in death by his loving grandmother, “Mamie” Ivolou F. Miller, and his father, Wilfred Brackney.

Roger is survived by his mother, Marjorie Brackney; his wife Rosalie Brackney; children, Michele Crain and Bryce, Mike Brackney, Bill Cunningham and Shelly, Juline Norman and Robert, Jeff Cunningham and Andrea, and Christine Wilson and Chris; brother Ray Brackney and Sue; two sisters, Linda Valentine and Kay Lewis and Ray; 11 grandchildren, Bill Crain, C.J. Crain, Cory Cunningham and Becca, Cassie Schrock and Levi, Rebecca Dobson and Scott, Jake Norman, Jeffrey Cunningham and Julie, Gage Cunningham and Ashley, Megan Bloss and Justin, Josie Wilson and Paul Wilson; and 19 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name can be gifted to the organization of your choice or the DAV Disabled American Veterans at Ernistine Schumann-Heink, Chapter 2 14605 E. U.S. 40 Highway, Kansas City, MO 64136.

A memorial service was June 12 at Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore. Following the memorial service, a private family burial was at Wills Cemetery, Peculiar.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore.

Mary L. Delavan
Oct. 26, 1942 – Feb. 14, 2021

Mary Delavan, 78, Creighton, died Feb. 14 at St. Luke’s East Hospital, Lee’s Summit. Mary L’Nora Delavan was bornO ct. 26, 1942, in Glenwood, Iowa, to Darwin Edward and Lillian Norah Allbee Delavan.

She grew up in Glenwood and graduated from Glenwood Senior High School.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents; step-father Tommy Thompson; grandson, J.T. Coates; great-grandchild, Avery Hope Vandelvelde; and nephew, J.L. Lewis.

She is survived by her life partner, Tammy Zeiler; brother, Phil Delavan and wife Mary Jane; daughter, Susan Moecklia nd husband Ed; daughter, Lesa Vandelvelde and husband Ken; son, John Whitehead and wife Michelle; daughter, Becky McCoy and husband John; 22 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; three nieces; and by extended family members and friends.

Cremation, with a celebration of life to be held from 2 to 4 p.m. June 26 at the Harrisonville Community Center, 2400 S. Jefferson Parkway, Harrisonville.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society http://www.LLS.org.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Mullinax Funeral Home, Butler.

Roberta I. Emery
Feb. 25, 1934 – June 7, 2021

Roberta Emery, 87, Drexel, died June 7 at Carnegie Village Rehab, Belton. Roberta Irene Emery was born Feb. 25, 1934, in Rhoads, Iowa, the daughter of Leslie and Florence Miller Gearhart.

On April 9, 1950, she married Donald Emery. To this union four children were born.

Roberta worked for many years as an inspector at King Radio. She enjoyed being very active in her church and the Drexel community for many years.

Roberta was preceded in death by her parents; husband Don Emery; son Brian Emery; three sisters, Byrnadeen Failor, Linda Gearhart and Shirley Fifer; two brothers, Marvin Gearhart and Harry Gearhart.

She is survived by her son Gerald Emery and wife Pat, Peculiar; daughter Karla Ream and husband Ron, Paola, Kansas; daughter Sonja Burchett and husband Calvin, Freeman; daughter-in-law Amber Emery, Peculiar; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a sister Jane Wolfe; and sisters-in-law Dena Gearhart and Marsha Gearhart.

Funeral services were June 10 at the Mullinax Funeral Home, Drexel Chapel.

Burial followed in the Sharon Cemetery, Drexel. Memorial contributions may be made to Crossroads Hospice.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Mullinax Funeral Home, Drexel Chapel.

Wilma Lee Esteb
Nov. 26, 1929 – June 9, 2021

Wilma Lee Esteb, 91, Independence, died June 9 at Northcare Hospice House, North Kansas City Wilma was born Nov. 26, 1929, in Everett, a daughter of Roy and Mabel (Goddard) Reynolds. She grew up in Everett. She had lived in Peculiar and Belton before moving to Independence in 2014. Wilma had worked as a housekeeper at Foxwood Springs in Raymore before retiring in 1992. She was a member of the Assembly of God in Belton.

Wilma was preceded in death by her parents; one brother and two sisters.

She is survived by one son, Tim Dixon, Lee’s Summit; one daughter, Tammy Duncan, Independence; three grandchil-den, Susan Dixon, Brandy Souder and Ashley Wright; and four great-grandchildren, Cali-Lynn Oesterle, Justin Souder, Lili Hatcher and Abby Fields.

Funeral services June 15 at the Atkinson Funeral Home, Harrisonville, MO with burial in Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian.

Arrangements were under the direction of Atkinson Funeral Home, Harrisonville.

Richard L. Fugate
March 28, 1936 – June 3, 2021

Richard Lee Fugate was born March 28, 1936, the son of John and Ertha C. Fugate (Spoor) in Kansas City. Richard died peacefully at home June 3 in Harrisonville surrounded by his loved ones.

Richard leaves behind his wife of 65 years, Ruby J. Fugate. They married in 1956 and moved from Kansas City to Independence in 1962.

They were active for many years. They moved to Harrisonville in 2015.

Richard worked for American-Stairglide for 27 years. After leaving Stairglide, entrepreneur that he was, hestarted his own company, Action Engineering, where he was CEO for 10 years.

He then took a position as operations manager of the Housing Authority of Independence in 1994 and he retired from there in 2004.

He pursued many interests including cooking for his family, woodworking and maybe his most thrilling achievement was when he got his private pilot certificate. He loved staying current with the latest technology, including computers, flight simulators and home audio video equipment.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Ertha Fugate, and his sister, Alice Smith.

He leaves behind his wife; two daughters, Dianne L. Walker and spouse Charles, Harrisonville, and Pamela S. Clemens and spouse Chris, Lebanon; three grandchildren, Douglas G. Miller and spouse Susan, Harrisonville, Rachel S. Baker and spouse Jeremy, Springfield, and Erin E. Pavlish and spouse Ryan, Waco, Nebraska; seven great-grandchildren, Grant Martone, Conner Martone, Katelyn Miller, Clara Baker, Alistair Baker, Henry Pavlish, Findley Pavlish; and a great-great-granddaughter, Juno Martone.

As days, months and years go by, the life, love and memories we shared will never fade. Thankful for Jesus and the assurance of seeing you again one day.

Graveside service were June 9 at the Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Parkinson’s Foundation.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville.

Beverly J. McDonald
Dec. 22, 1940 – June 5, 2021

Beverly Jo McDonald, 80, Harrisonville, died June 5 at St. Luke’s East, Lee’s Summit. Beverly was born Dec. 22, 1940, in Kansas City, the daughter of Harry Virgil Oliver and Dorothy Gladys (Ryan) Armstrong.

Beverly attended school in Kansas City before moving to Harrisonville in the early 1970s. She married James “Jim” Robert McDonald in July 1960. She was a homemaker and enjoyed taking care of the home and her family.

Beverly was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her husband, Jim; two daughters, Jana Lynn Evans and Cynthia Ann Michael and her husband, Ron; a brother, Ron Armstrong; and two grandchildren, Mark Alden Evans and his wife, Katie, and Heather Marie Michael.

Interment was June 10 at Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Atkinson Funeral Home, Harrisonville.

Carolyn A. Stephens
March 18, 1944 – Jan. 31, 2021

Carolyn Anne Stephens, Harrisonville, was born March 18, 1944, in Kansas City, the daughter of Delbert Ivan and Margaret Edna (Huff) Cumpton. She died Jan. 31, 2021, at the Golden Years Care Services, Harrisonville at the age of 76 years, 10 months and 13 days.

On June 11, 1974, Carolyn married AlbertStephens in Miami, Oklahoma.

Carolyn was a dog breeder of Yorkies and Pekingese.

She was a member of the Drexel Christian Church where she was a board member and the VBS director for many years.

Carolyn enjoyed leading Bible studies at the church, her home and at the nursing home. She was an avid Chiefs fan.

Carolyn had lived in Drexel before moving to Golden Years in 2015.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Stephens, on May 3, 2012; two sisters, Marilyn Michael and Valla Cumpton.

Carolyn is survived by two daughters, Julie Osburn and husband, Mike, Neodesha, Kansas, and Chrystal Jones and husband, Brett, Harrisonville; three grandchildren, Brandi, Jordan and Jackson; two great-grandchildren, Brynlea and Breckin; other relatives and many friends.

Cremation. A celebration of life gathering was June 11 at the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Parkinson’s Foundation.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville.

Carol L. Welborn
March 18, 1929 – June 8, 2021

Carol L. (Decker) Welborn, 92, Loch Lloyd, died June 8 at her home. She was born March 18, 1929, in Kansas City, the daughter of Icie (Howell) Decker and Chester Bartley Decker.

Carol attended Switzer and Horace Mann grade schools and graduated from Central High School, Kansas City, in 1946.

until 1974. In 1975, Carol opened her private practice in Kansas City.

Jack and Carol traveled extensively for business and pleasure and enjoyed homes in Hawaii and Arizona. Carol was a truly gracious hostess for many festivities and the Welborn family get togethers. You always knew there would be good food, drink and entertainment.

Their family Christmas parties were a tradition that everyone looked forward to.

A favorite pastime of Carol’s was her genealogy. Education was also very important to her, so she and Jack began the Pleasant Hill Education Foundation/ Welborn Family Scholarship for the Pleasant Hill School District.

Both Carol and Jack were members of the Community of Christ Church of Pleasant Hill.

Carol was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jack, in January 2016; her daughter, Donna Karel, in July 2018 and her son-in-law, Danny Kolwyck, in September 2020.

She is survived by her daughter, Debra Kay Kolwyck, McAlpin, Florida; grandchildren, Shannon Quick and Jay, Odessa, Casey Heflin and Joy, Pleasant Hill, Natasha Stock and Chris, Loch Lloyd, Lane Farrar and Vanessa, Laguna Beach, California, Shaylynn Kolwyck, McAlpin, Florida, Seth Farrar, Bucyrus, Kansas, and Kassidy and Josiah Kolwyck, both of McAlpin, Florida; 11 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Funeral Services were June 14 at the Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill, with Seventy Bill Carlile, Elder Leonard Tucker and Elder Vickie Carlile officiating. Casket bearers were Lane Farrar, Seth Farrar, Casey Heflin, Austin Heflin, Calob Quick and Chris Stock. Honorary bearers were Jay Quick and Brant Farrar.

Burial was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Contributions are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Shriners Hospital for Children.

The family would like to give special thanks to her loving caregivers and Melinda Flanner of Harbor Hospice.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Shirley M. Caldwell
June 23, 1935 – June 2021

Shirley Mae Welch Caldwell was born June 23, 1935, to Vernon Wade “V.W.” and Mable Karr Welch in Blairstown where V.W. was superintendent of schools.

At age 9, the family moved to Adrian with younger sister, Ada Ruth, who survives her. She spent the formative years of her life playing basketball, cheer leading, fishing, participating in Girl Scouts and playing piano for her church’s Sunday School.

Living near Kansas City, her family also attended many of its cultural activities like parks, theater and professional sports. In 1953, she graduated from Adrian High School as valedictorian of her class.

In the fall of 1953, having received a small scholarship, Shirley entered the University of Missouri-Columbia, where her father had acquired his master’s degree.

As a freshman, she joined the Association of Women Students where she served on the hospitality committee. At a first event she met and spoke with President Harry Truman and later attended a speech by Eleanor Roosevelt.

As a junior, she was “capped” to the Mortar Board, a society of outstanding women students, and was treasurer her senior year. During summers she worked as a camp counselor to help pay for her school. She was a member of Delta Delta Delta social sorority and graduated with honors from the University of Missouri in 1957.

After graduation, Shirley secured a position as junior executive trainee with Titche-Goettinger to work in their main store in Dallas, Texas, as assistant buyer.

In Dallas, she met and married Clifton Caldwell. Together they had four boys, including a set of twins, before they moved to the Walker-Buckler Ranch in Shackelford County in 1962.

In 1968, their daughter, Marilyn, was born. She died in 2011.

Later, she returned to Dallas for a few years and was appointed to the Dallas County Historical Commission from 1982 through 1987, serving as chairman for four years. Among her numerous awards was one from the Dallas Chapter of the American Institute of Architects for her role in raising money to renovate and preserve the Old Red Courthouse in 1992.

Upon returning to Shackelford County, Shirley was appointed to the Texas Historical Commission by Gov. George W. Bush, serving as vice chairman for two years and was on the commission for nine years.

She was instrumental in initiating the Texas Historical Courthouse project, which has been responsible for renovating courthouses across the state. Shirley helped ensure the Shackelford County Courthouse was one of the first to be renovated. She also urged the responsibility for historic sites to be moved from the Parks and Wildlife Commission to the Historical Commission, which was later done.

During her tenure on the THC, she began promoting the preservation of historic courthouses, state historic sites like Fort Griffin and historic cemeteries. She developed a program to “pep up” the county historical commissions. In this effort she visited 64 counties, encouraging the county judges to have more active county historical commissions.

Earlier, Shirley had served as the Shackelford County Historical Commission Chairman, receiving several awards.

She also served on the board of the Albany Chamber of Commerce, later receiving the Cornerstone Award from the Albany Chamber of Commerce in 2001 for leadership and personal service in the economic development of Albany.

Her impact on Albany was considerable, from the Aztec Theater to the Lynch Building and Lynch Line Bookstore and the Archives Building at the Old Jail Art Center.

Shirley also single-handedly waged a successful campaign to get air conditioning for the Albany public schools. Among many awards, two of the most important recognitions were in 1986 she received the Ruth Lester Award, the highest award given by the THC for meritorious service in the field of historic preservation and in 2008, Shirley and Clifton were presented with the Texas Humanities Award (2007) in recognition of their extraordinary contributions to the humanities of Texas for financing the publishing of numerous books on Texas history through the establishment of the Clifton and Shirley Caldwell Texas Heritage Series at the University of Texas Press and other contributions during their combined 22 years of service on the Texas Historical Commission.

Shirley possessed a keen intellect and a fierce interest in politics and the world around her. This curiosity extended to the activities of her family and friends, as she was also interested in what interested you.

Shirley was preceded by her husband, Clifton; her beloved daughter, Marilyn; and her parents.

She is survived by her four sons, Wade and wife Lisa, San Antonio, John and fiancée Tisha Wilkins, Albany, Ray and wife Tina, McKinney, and Tom and wife Anne Marie, Keystone, South Dakota; her sister and next-door neighbor, Ada Ruth Cotter and husband Jim; niece, Julie Carlile and husband Jack, Lewisville; and nephew, Mike Cotter and wife Darla, Albany; nine grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren; as well as a niece and three nephews on the Caldwell side of the family.

A graveside service for family members and those living in the Alpine area was June 5 at Our Lady of the Mountains Cemetery, Mitre Peak Ranch, Jeff Davis County. A memorial celebration of her life was June 7 at the Aztec Theater, Albany.

The family gives special thanks to Carmen Alvarez, Lavina Fink, and Rosa Garcia for their love and care of Shirley for many years. Memorials may be directed to the Old Jail Art Center or Aztec Theater in Albany, or the recipient of your choice.

John E. Gutshall
Nov. 26, 1927 – June 6, 2021

John Edward Gutshall, 93, Adrian, died June 6 at his home in rural Adrian. He was born Nov. 26, 1927, the son of Charles Emery and Beulah Levon Scott in Bates County.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Jim and Clyde “Dub”; brother-in-law, Bob Abplanalp; sister-in-law, Charlotte Gutshall; and infant grandson, Joshua Gutshall.

John is survived by his wife, Wilma Gutshall, Adrian; two sons, Kevin Gutshall and wife, Cathy, Falls City, Nebraska, and Ed Gutshall and wife, Cheryl, Adrian; two daughters, Linda Fritts and husband, Ron, and Robin Reed and husband, Bill, all of Adrian; two brothers, Paul Gutshall and wife, Darlene, Lee’s Summit, and Charlie Gutshall, Liberty; two sisters, Levon Musgrave and husband, John, and Dee Ann Abplanalp, all of Lee’s Summit; two sisters-in-law, Ginger Gutshall, North Port, Florida, and Bonnie Gutshall, Adrian; 11 grandchildren, Tonya Decker and husband, Sterlon, Casey Franke and husband, Andy, Suzie Carpenter, Jacob Gutshall and wife, Lisa, Kayrin Vincent and husband, Troy, Alex Bragg, Zech Bragg, Tina Gaylord and husband, Eric, Randy Reed and wife, Tina, Garrett Gutshall and wife, Dallas and Makalyn Gutshall and fiance, Logan Mabary; 17 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson.

Funeral services were June 10 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel, Butler, with burial was in Scott Cemetery, Amsterdam.

Contributions are suggested to the Western Missouri Antique Tractor and Machinery Association.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel, Butler.

Carole S. Jones
July 12, 1954 – June 5, 2021

Carole Sue Jones’ wishes were to be cremated. Carole Sue Jones, 66, Amoret, died June 5 at her home in Amoret. She was born July 12, 1954, the daughter of Homer Jack and Veva E. (McNary) Edwards in Topeka, Kansas.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Michael Jones; father, Homer Jack Edwards; step-father, Benjamin Ortiz; and a brother, Homer J. Edwards, Jr.

Carole is survived by a son, Shawn Edwards and wife Tamara, Amoret; a step-son, Richard Jones and wife Alisha, Ozark, Alabama; a step-daughter, Cindy Jones, Independence; his mother, Veva Ortiz, Topeka, Kansas; mother-in-law, Fern Sliffe, Butler; four sisters, Dixie, Linda, Glenda and Cathy, all of Topeka, Kansas; and several grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon June 19 at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel, Butler. A celebration of life service will be at 1 p.m. July 17, at the Virginia United Methodist Church, Virginia. Contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel, Butler.

Ruby V. Kibler
Nov. 29, 1944 – June 5, 2021

Ruby Kibler, 76, Adrian, died June 5 at Bates County Memorial Hospital, Butler.

Ruby V. Kibler was born Nov. 29, 1944, in Amsterdam, the daughter of Charlie and Helen Kendrick McQuinn.

Ruby worked many years for Western Electric and then 3M before retiring. After retirement she worked part time at the B&P convenience store in Harrisonville.

Ruby enjoyed the small things in life. When she wasn’t working, she could be found at the nearest fishing hole enjoying her favorite hobby. She also liked to read and put together puzzles, but nothing kept her from cheering on her Kansas City Chiefs and Royals.

Ruby was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her sons, Mike McQuinn and wife Lisa, Terry Holmes and wife Robin, and Darren Moore; two grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; her brother, Dewey McQuinn; sister Patsy Page; along with nieces, nephews and extended family members.

Cremation. A celebration of life service was June 13 at Adrian City Park.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Mullinax Funeral Home, Butler.

Francis “Frank” K. Schultz
March 15, 1947 – March 22, 2020

Francis “Frank” K. Schultz, 73, passed away March 22, 2020, in Frisco, Texas, after a recent diagnosis of Glioblastoma (GBM) brain tumor cancer.

He was born on March 15, 1947, in Blue Springs, to Orlan F. Schultz and and Genevieve P. Smith.

Frank attended Blue Springs High School and graduated with the class of 1965. He attended college at UMKC, Kansas City,
later transferring to CMSU, Warrensburg, graduating in 1971 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He was active while on campus with CMSU Business Department organizations and related activities and Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity. Frank married Janelle Clark, of Butler, March 6, 1971, at the First Baptist Church, Butler.

After living in North Kansas City for several years, the couple moved to St. Louis where their son, Neal, was born. Frank was co-owner of a floor covering retail store there for several years before becoming involved in sales and wholesale distribution with General Felt Industries, working with many clients in the Midwest States and eventually continuing sales with the company in Florida. After 20 years in Missouri and Florida, the family moved to Dallas, Texas for an opportunity to work for Redi Carpet, a nationwide company with sales and distribution for floor covering products to multi-family apartment builders, heading the Dallas operation for 10 years until retirement. He worked the majority of his career in the floor covering industry and belonged to a number of professional organizations, earning many awards and achievements as well.

Frank was a golf enthusiast and enjoyed playing with his son, Neal, and grandson, Austin, teaching him the game. He cherished time attending Austin’s sports events, theater productions and other school events and especially trips and family vacations made each year with his wife and son’s family. He also enjoyed attending car shows with friends. Frank enjoyed a long accomplished career that was only outmatched by his love for his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Genny and Orlan Schultz; his mother- and father-in-law, Hap (Farroll) and Helen Clark; brother-in-law, Jerry Cook; and nephew, Brent Cook.

He is survived by his wife, Janelle Clark Schultz; son and daughter-in-law Neal and Johanne Schultz and grandson, Austin, all of Frisco; sister-in-law Gayle Cook, Butler; niece Gina Cook and daughter Tess, Lee’s Summit; Brian and Dana Cook and daughter Bailey, Leawood, Kansas, and Brenna and husband Austen McGuire, Lawrence, Kansas; family friend, Anthony Bennett, Frisco; and a host of cousins in Missouri and Florida. Frank is also leaving very special friends across Missouri, Texas, Kansas and Florida.

Cremation with graveside services to follow will be at 11 a.m. June 26 at Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler. If you would like to honor his memory, please consider a donation to the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Mullinax Funeral Home, Butler.

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