Mary R. Cohen, 99, a lifetime area resident, passed away Nov. 18, 2015. Graveside service and interment were Nov. 22, 2015, at Sheffield Cemetery. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association or Kehilath Israel Synagogue.
Timothy Jon Peavler (Peav), 48, Overland Park, Kansas, died Nov. 16, 2015. Funeral services were held on Nov. 20, at The Temple, Congregation B’nai Jehudah; burial followed at Rose Hill Cemetery. The family suggests contributions to Trey Peavler’s Education Fund. Checks can be made payable to Susan Peavler, P.O. Box 23202, Overland Park, KS 66283.
Gloria Bernstein, 86, of Overland Park, Kansas, passed away Nov. 9, 2015. Gloria married Gilbert Bernstein and had three children. She was known for lighting up any room with her vivacious personality and kind heart. She loved to play bingo, laugh and eat matzah ball soup.
Bernice G. Cohen (also known as Bessie), died Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015. Bernice was born on June 3, 1919, to the late Lewis and Pauline Goldman in Boston, Massachusetts. She married the late Edward Cohen in 1949 and soon after they moved to Newton, Massachusetts, where she lived for over 60 years. She graduated from Simmons College and later in life received a master’s degree in education from Northwestern University.
John Berkowitz, 60, of Leawood, Kansas, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015, at his home. Memorial services were held Monday, Nov. 2 at Club 1000. Contributions may be sent to ABC2 — Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure, 1717 Rhode Island Avenue, NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036 (abc2.org) or Jewish Family Services, 5801 W. 115th St., #103, Overland Park, KS 66211.
Shirley Stein, 87, of Overland Park, Kansas, passed away quietly on Nov. 21, 2015, surrounded by her family. She was preceded in death in 1996 by her husband, Harry Stein. She is survived by sons Ross Stein and Barry Stein, and her partner of 12 years, Jimmie Kurz. Shirley was known by her many friends for her kind and generous heart and her great sense of style. Per her wishes, there was a private funeral service. Kindly omit flowers, her family suggests contributions to yoursisters.org (on the Web, or mail to Your Sisters, PO Box 80424, Portland, OR 97280) or a charity of your choice.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.louismemorialchapel.com.
Arrangements by The Louis Memorial Chapel, 816-361-5211.
Rita Elaine Bromberg, age 82, passed away peacefully on Nov. 5, 2015, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She is preceded in death by her husband, Arnold Bromberg; parents, Frieda and Morris Sorkin; sister, Sandy Asskanass. Rita is survived by three daughters, Jan Atlas, Mickey Appleman (Michael Appleman) and Lisa Mora (Bob Mora); five grandchildren, Alaina, Joshua, and Danielle Appleman; Jesse Atlas and Emily Mora.
Robert H. Rosenbaum, 85, passed away on Oct. 19, 2015, at Grace of Leawood. Robert was born April 28, 1930, in Chicago. He graduated from Roosevelt University and Loyola Law School. He served in the Army and was stationed in Korea. Robert worked for 30 years as comptroller of the Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City.