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Wednesday, December 11, 2013


Corner Hardware will be having a customer appreciation day on Thursday, December 19th. Storewide savings of 20% off (excluding hot water heaters and shovels) with cash or check only.
Corner Hardware will be serving a pulled pork lunch from 11 – 2. Stop in for goodies and storewide bargains all day long.
Stop by Corner Hardware at 1107 West Ohio in Butler, across from the Butler Post Office for Customer Appreciation day December 19th.

Obituary - Todd Alan Bowman

No public services are scheduled at this time. In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer donations to KU Alzheimer’s Disease Center online at: make checks payable to: KU Endowment-KU Alzheimer’s Disease Center and send donations to KU Endowment: c/o Ted Kimble, Mail Stop 3012, 3901 Rainbow Blvd, Kansas City KS 66160. Please add Todd Bowman’s name in the “for” line so the family may thank you for your contribution.
Todd Alan Bowman, 49, Overland Park KS, passed away Friday December 6, 2013 at 8:23 am of complications brought on by the consequences of suffering from frontotemporal dementia. He was surrounded by his loving and devoted family.

Todd was born September 7, 1964 in Shawnee Mission, KS to M. Bruce Bowman and Mona Dee Peters Bowman. He was the youngest of their three children and brother to Marla Ainsworth and Bob Bowman.

He was a tall, dark haired handsome man. Six foot four in stature, with an athletic build, beautiful brown eyes and big wide wonderful smile, you knew when Todd had entered the room! He was fun loving, very intelligent and ever thoughtful of his family, friends and employees.

Todd attended Turner High School his sophomore year and then graduated from Shawnee Mission Northwest High School in 1983. He excelled at football, basketball and baseball as well as academics. He attended Washington University in St Louis where he played football for the Bears at both tight end and quarterback positions. He was a member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. His junior year, he chaired the Thurtene Club Carnival.

After graduation in 1987, Todd’s career path began with Proctor & Gamble, next as a floor trader with The Chicago Mercantile and then finally back to Kansas City in 1996, where he found his perfect fit at the Ritz Carlton Hotel. It was at the Ritz that he met his future fiancĂ©, Shannon K. Garvey. Todd aided in the efforts for the Malcolm Baldrige award that was presented to the hotel in 1999. He was quickly promoted, and in 2000, he and Shannon left for Montego Bay, Jamaica to help open the new Rose Hall Ritz Carlton. In his position as Director of Quality and Productivity, the grand hotel was erected and Todd hired and trained the “quality ladies and gentlemen” of the beautiful island to welcome travelers to the new Ritz Carlton.

Evidence of its success, Rose Hall Ritz Carlton was granted AAA 5 Diamond status in its first year of operation. Todd’s position expanded to Director of Quality and Productivity of the Caribbean.  The family enjoyed many wonderful holidays in Jamaica where Todd was the perfect host. He had the “heart” of the Jamaican people and Todd and Shannon shared with us the many wonderful experiences of the culture. In 2006, they moved to the St Thomas Ritz Carlton. It was at that time Todd and Shannon were engaged. Again we were treated to Todd’s wonderful hospitality on the Island.

Todd was well traveled, played golf and even made a hole-in-one after his diagnosis. Horse racing was a passionate interest of his and he also enjoyed water skiing, hiking and was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution.

Todd came home to Kansas City for a visit in May of 2008 and never returned to the Islands. Eventually he was admitted to a long term care facility, Garden Terrace Life Care Center. He resided there for two days short of four years.  The Bowman family is forever thankful and grateful to the ladies and gentlemen of Garden Terrace for Todd’s tender care and the wonderful support we received. Todd was deeply loved and will be dearly missed. It was an absolute pleasure to have him in our lives.

Obituary - Norma Jean (Sullins) Mullen

Norma Jean (Sullins) Mullen, 79, Adrian, Missouri, died Monday, December 9, 2013 at Adrian Manor Nursing Home in Adrian. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, December 12, 2013 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Adrian with burial in Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian. Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 11 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: John's Care Fund, c/o Atkinson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 325, Adrian, MO 64720. 

Norma was born August 3, 1934 at her grandparents’ farm home, north of Adrian. She was the first child of Earlest Ely and Mabel N. (Pierce) Sullins. She lived all her life in and around Adrian with the exception of 1 and a half years in the state of Washington. She attended the Hess, Buckhorn and Crescent Hill Country Schools and the Adrian High School. 

She married Sylvester Franklin Mullen in Bethel, Kansas on September 18, 1953 and they were the parents of one adopted son, John Franklin Mullen. She professed her faith in Christ at an early age, becoming a member of the Crescent Hill United Brotheran Church. Later her membership was moved to the Methodist Church in Adrian and then to the First Baptist in Adrian where it remained. 

She worked very hard all her life at various places. Sewing factory, fire extinguisher company, several families, cared for many children, veterinarian assistant and Adrian School custodian. When her seven-month-old son came into their lives she remained home caring for him and keeping the books for her husband’s plumbing business. She was also dedicated to caring for family members whenever she was needed. She was a homemaker who loved her family. She loved working in her yard and flowers but her greatest joy was seeing the many trees she planted grow straight and strong. She received a certificate of honor from the Arbor Day Foundation for being an avid supporter for over thirty years. She was a member of the Humane Society and actively worked for the humane treatment of all of God’s animals. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband in 2010, her brothers, Richard and Robert Sullins and two nephews, Robert Dean Sullins and Phillip Renner Gilkeson. She is survived by her son, John of the home; one sister, Sandra Gilkeson and husband, Renner of Creighton, Missouri; sisters-in-law, Rose Sullins of Adrian and Beverly Sullins of Papinville, Missouri; brother-in-law, Glenn Mullen and wife, Carol of Peculiar, Missouri; a number of nieces, nephews, family and friends. She will be greatly missed by all.

Roeland Park Police Looking for Missing woman

Roeland Park Police are looking for a missing woman this morning. Her name is Sandra K Herron-Burns. She was last seen at a Price Chopper in Roeland Park on Monday. If you have any information or think you might have seen her, call Roeland Park Police at 913-677-3363.

Weather Update: Wintry Mix Expected Friday

Here's a first look at our current thoughts about the wintry weather for Friday and Friday night. There is A LOT of uncertainty with this system as temperatures, which dictate precipitation type, flirt with 32 degrees most of the day. But it does look like the highest snow amounts will be from central to eastern Missouri with a dusting to two inches in the Kansas City area. The greatest potential for a light glazing, mainly Friday morning, should be from the southern half of the Kansas City metro eastward along Interstate 70 and southward in southern and southeastern Missouri. With the large amount of uncertainty, this forecast is likely to change as we fine tune things. So those that are interested should definitely check back to get the latest forecasts.