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1. ''Coots'' Dye, 1912-1998 ''Coots'' Dye, 1912-1998 October/November, 1998 Obituary for Elbert James "Coots" Dye, a Kansas City jazz pianist. Dye moved to Kansas City in the 1930's, and later received the Kansas City Jazz Heritage Award.

2. ''I Loved Every Minute of Being a Senator'' ''I Loved Every Minute of Being a Senator'' August 1, 2004 Article reporting the death of Missouri Senator Harry Wiggins at age 71. Wiggins' political career spanned 28 years in the state Senate, where he represented a large portion of Kansas City, Missouri.

3. A KC Legend Dies A KC Legend Dies October 7, 2006 Article reports the death of John Jordan "Buck" O'Neil, at the age of 94, on October 6, 2006. O'Neil was a baseball legend who "came to symbolize the glory of the Negro Leagues" and the richness of Kansas...

4. A Loss for the Community A Loss for the Community September 25, 2013 Obituary for local philanthropist Marion Helzberg Bloch who died at the age of 83 of a brain tumor. Marion was a lifelong resident of Kanass City and the wife of H&R Block co-founder Henry Bloch. The Blochs'...

5. A Model of Commitment A Model of Commitment April 25, 2009 Photo and obituary Of Gertrude Hooker Keith (1915-2009), the first African American woman on the Kansas City school board and the first director of the Wayne Miner Housing Project. An active community...

6. A True Friend of Education A True Friend of Education September 2, 2011 Tribute to James Coen of Blue Springs who taught history at Fort Osage High School for many years and later served 13 years on the Blue Springs, Missouri, school board. Coen died August 6, 2011.

7. A Very Tough Act to Follow A Very Tough Act to Follow April 30, 2011 Tribute to Elizabeth Kostelac of Kansas City who died March 29, 2011. Kostelac taught ice and roller skating at the Pla-Mor Ballroom at Linwood and Main. She also performed at the Pla-Mor's water shows...

8. Activist Madeline Wrobley Dies at 74 Activist Madeline Wrobley Dies at 74 June 15, 2013 Obituary for Madeline Wrobley, described as an important leader in Kansas City politics and civic leadership. Wrobley once led both the Kansas City League of Women Voters as well as the local chapter of...

9. Alan B. Feingold Alan B. Feingold February 16, 2011 Obituary for Alan Feingold who died February 7, 2011. Feingold established his own architectural firm, Feingold Associates Architecture and Design, in 1971.

10. Alexander W. Doniphan Is Honored Alexander W. Doniphan Is Honored 2009 The majority of this issue is about Alexander W. Doniphan. It begins with a list of numerous places and things named for Doniphan and continues with transcribed extractions from newspapers about the Doniphan...

11. Andrew Jackson Higgins Obituary Andrew Jackson Higgins Obituary September 18, 2011 The Honorable Andrew Jackson Higgins, native of Platte City, Missouri, died September 14, 2011. Higgins practiced law from 1948-1960 at Platte City and served three terms as Prosecuting Attorney of Platte...

12. Arthur A. Jackson Sr. Arthur A. Jackson Sr. March 1, 2007 Obituary for Art Jackson, who died November 19, 2006. At the time of his death, Jackson was the oldest continuous member of the Scamps, and during his career he also played with Jay McShann, Gene Krupa,...

13. Arthur Jackson Arthur Jackson December 1-7, 2006 Obituary for Kansas City jazz musician Arthur Jackson. Jackson attended Douglass and Attucks Elementary Schools, Lincoln High School, and R. T. Coles Vocational School. He played the clarinet, tenor sax,...

14. Banker William Nelson Dies at 77 Banker William Nelson Dies at 77 August 9, 2014 Obituary for banker and civic activist William C. Nelson. Details of Nelson's long career in banking and finance as well as his many contributions to area civic and charitable organizations are provided....

15. Beloved Coach Remembered Fondly Beloved Coach Remembered Fondly February 1, 2013 Obituary for Dale Williams, head coach of the girls basketball program at Fort Osage High School. Williams' long coaching career is detailed. Former associates and students describe the ways he positively...

16. Bishop Boland Dies at Age 82 Bishop Boland Dies at Age 82 February 28, 2014 Obituary for Raymond James Boland, the fifth bishop and spiritual leader of the Catholic Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph. A summary of Boland's life and career is provided. Friends and colleagues of...

17. Busch Voigts Obituary Busch Voigts Obituary April 10, 2011 Busch Voigts died January 24, 2011, in Sun City, Arizona. Voigts was "the grandson of two pioneer Johnson County families." Voigts did barnstorming throughout the West during the 1934-35 Depression years,...

18. Car Dealer Was Area Fixture Car Dealer Was Area Fixture March 27, 2008 Local car dealer R. Lloyd Ketcham died March 8, 2008, at the age of 97. He opened his own car dealership in Liberty, Missouri, in 1950. Ketcham Oldsmobile then moved to Independence in 1958. It still remains...

19. Clark Redick Clark Redick October 24, 2011 Obituary for Clark Gerald Redick, attorney in the states of Ohio, Missouri, New York, and with the Supreme Court. He came to Kansas City in 1989 as Senior Vice President/Operations for the then Utilicorp...

20. Claude ''Fiddler'' Williams Claude ''Fiddler'' Williams June/July, 2004 Obituary for Claude "Fiddler" Williams, who died in Kansas City April 25, 2004 at the age of 96. Williams last performace was at the Club at Plaza III in December, 2003.