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Connie Kline

Connie Kline, 76, born June 19, 1939, to Meyer and Ida Goldstein, passed away Jan. 5, 2016. Connie was a 1957 graduate of Southwest High School where she belonged to a sorority. She was past president of Mizrachi Women.

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Harriet Margolin died on Jan. 13, 2016, at Delmar Gardens in Lenexa, Kansas. Graveside services were held Friday, Jan. 15, at Rose Hill Cemetery. Donations are suggested to the Parkinson’s Foundation, Planned Parenthood, or a charity of your choice.

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Zelda Shalinsky Tasman

Zelda Shalinsky Tasman, 92, died Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015, at her home in Louisville, Kentucky. She was the fourth child out of eight children of the late Freda and Herman Shalinsky. The family lived in Kansas City, Kansas, attending Ohev Sholom Synagogue on Sandusky. Zelda was one of the few Jewish students to graduate from Argentine High School in Kansas City, Kansas. Zelda took pride in starting to work at an early age along with her siblings to help support the family. After she graduated high school, the family moved to Kansas City, Missouri, and were active members of Kehilath Israel Synagogue on 43rd and Prospect.

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Beatrice “Bea” Snyder Mattleman, passed away on Dec. 27, 2015, at her home in the Abramson Center for Jewish Life, North Wales, Pennsylvania. The funeral took place on Dec. 30, 2015, in Southampton, Pennsylvania.

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Rowena Dorothy Unger Turk

Rowena Dorothy Unger Turk passed away on Jan. 10, 2016, at Saint Luke’s Hospice House in Kansas City, Missouri. She was born on March 17, 1939, at the University Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa. She and her twin brother, Bernard, were the children of Dr. Harold Unger and Ruth Cohen Unger. Sister Phyllis was born in May of 1940. After several years of traveling for Dr. Unger’s military service during World War II, the family settled permanently in Kansas City, Missouri. Rowena graduated from Southwest High School in 1956, married in 1959, and earned her first college degree in 1960 from the University of Arizona in Tucson. She then taught for two years in the Garden Grove School District of Orange County, California.

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Burton M. Eisen

Burton M. Eisen, 80, Kansas City, Missouri, passed away suddenly Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, at Menorah Medical Center. Funeral services were held Sunday, Jan. 31, at The Louis Memorial Chapel; followed by entombment in the mausoleum at Rose Hill Cemetery.

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Ann Benjamin Kander

Ann Benjamin Kander passed away Jan. 26, 2016, at the age of 89. While her death was not exactly unexpected, it is a shock to imagine life without her heart, her courage, the love of her lifelong friends, and her joyful pride in family. Although her physical health was ever more challenging the last several years, her determination to make the best of it, and her never-ceasing wish to give back more than she received, only grew.

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Sophia Waldmann

Sophia Waldmann, 94, of Overland Park, Kansas, passed away Jan. 30, 2016.

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Morris Fishman

Morris Fishman, 73, of Merriam, Kansas, passed away Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016, at his home. Funeral services were to be held Wednesday, Jan. 27, at The Louis Memorial Chapel with burial to follow at Kehilath Israel Blue Ridge Cemetery. The family requests contributions to Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma Organization International, P.O. Box 112188, Tacoma, WA 98411 or ACCOI.org.

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BERTHA SHER ZUROVSKY

Bertha Sher Zurovsky, 99, passed away Jan. 23, 2016, at The Atriums. Funeral services were held Jan. 26 at The Louis Memorial Chapel; burial followed at Kehilath Israel Blue Ridge Cemetery. The family suggests contribution to Kansas City Hospice House, 12000 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO 64145.

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