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OBITUARIES

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Mary Jane Hill
...Mary Jane Hill, 86, of Newtown, PA, formerly from Pleasant Hill, passed away peacefully, September 25, 2014, at Chandler Hall, Newtown, PA after a long battle with Alzheimer's Disease.
...Mary Jane was the daughter of the late Rufus and Pearl Johnson of Walla Walla, Washington. Her husband, Dr. Jack Hill, passed away in August, 2000. She is survived by all six of her children, daughters, Margaret Hill Daniels and husband Jim, (OH); Laura Hill, (NJ); Patricia Schipoff Hill and husband Paul, (Netherlands), and sons, Greg and wife Vicki, (PA); Gordon and wife Nora, (MO), and Gary and wife Kelly, (NJ). She has 14 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
...Mary Jane was the "apple of her Dad's eye," a loving wife and a wonderful Mom. She was always involved in many community programs: Camp Fire Girls, Girl Scouts, Rainbow Girls and the United Way. The Pleasant Hill Presbyterian Church and activities in the Pleasant Hill community were always a big part of her life. She taught Sunday School, helped manage Summer Bible school and was integral in starting the Pleasant Hill Presbyterian Church's Clothes Closet. In addition, she helped with the recycling program and the community garden.
...Never one to be idle very long, Mary Jane loved traveling, cooking and entertaining. She started a catering business, owned and operated a craft shop and was a top salesperson at Saks Fifth Avenue.
...Even with all of these activities, family was always her top priority. She loved her husband, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held in the new year when she will be laid to rest next to her husband in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. A notice will be posted announcing the date.
...Donations to the Jack F. and Mary Jane Hill Scholarship Fund at the Pleasant Hill High School would be greatly appreciated.

Frank Bernard Saubers
...Frank Bernard Saubers, 57, died October 20, 2014, at his home in Lee's Summit. Frank was born on May 15, 1957, in Chadron, NE, the second of five children, born to Wilbert P. Saubers and Mary Jo (Scheer) Saubers who both preceded him in death. The family moved to Pleasant Hill in February,
1959.
...Frank attended the Missouri State Training School #21 from 1965 and graduated in 1978. He worked, for a time, at Casco Area Workshop in Harrisonville and lived in Harrisonville for a while as well.
...Frank was severely autistic and had many health issues in his adult life. After a lengthy and extremely serious illness in 2001, Frank went to live in the Austin Dooley Assisted Living facility in Lee's Summit, where he's been cared for and loved very much.
...Frank is survived by brother, Henry P. Saubers of Pleasant Hill; brother, Joe Saubers, Joe's wife, Melissa Mann Saubers of Kansas City; sister, Ellen (Saubers) Dobson of Kansas City; sister Mary (Saubers) Hejna, Mary's husband, Gregg Hejna of Kansas City; three nieces and many cousins. Services for Frank were at St. Bridget Catholic Church in Pleasant Hill, on October 28, 2014. Monsignor Robert Murphy officiated for the Mass of Christian Burial. Private family inurnment.
...The family suggests contributions to the St. Bridget Catholic Church Capital Campaign in memory of Frank B. Saubers in lieu of flowers.
...Arrangements by Wallace Funeral Home.

Ruth Evelyn Gardner

...Ruth Evelyn Gardner, 71, of Adrian, formerly of Kingsville, passed away October 25, 2014, at home.
...She was born April 17, 1943, in Holden, the daughter of Mont and Mary (Davis) Strate. Ruth graduated from Holden High School, and on February 10, 1961, she married Donald Ray Gardner.
...Ruth and her husband Donald owned and operated Gardner's Restaurant in Kingsville for many years. Donald preceded her in death March 9, 2014.
...She was a member of the Medford United Methodist Church near Holden.
...She leaves her three sons, John Gardner, Adrian; Robert Gardner, Holden; and Wayne Gardner, Kingsville; one brother, Gene Strate, Holden; two sisters, Elinor Woodring, Garden City; Marilyn Kuntz, Kansas City, and seven grandchildren.
...Funeral services will be October 29, 2014, at Ben Cast & Son-Wood Funeral Home, Holden. Friends may call 12:30 - 1:00 p.m., Wednesday. Interment will be in Holden Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Heart Association. Arrangements by Ben Cast & Son-Wood Funeral Home, Holden.