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Recent Obituaries

Harriet Shalinsky Waldman,

Harriet Shalinsky Waldman, 82, affectionately known as “Baby” to her family, passed away on Nov. 23, 2014, in Louisville, Ky.


Phillip A. Kusnetzky

Phillip A. Kusnetzky, 75, died on Dec. 9, 2014, at home, with his daughters by his side, after a courageous battle with cancer.


Frances Jean Lerner

Frances Jean Lerner died on Monday, Dec. 8, 2014, at her home in Village Shalom, in Overland Park, Kan. She was 91. The funeral will be at Louis Memorial Chapel at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, with burial in Mount Carmel Cemetery. The family suggests contributions to Kansas City Hospice and Palliative Care or Congregation Ohev Sholom.


Beverly Polokoff

Beverly Polokoff, 84, died Nov. 28, 2014. She was born May 3, 1930, to Morris and Fanny Polokoff in Kansas City. 


Howard William Agron

Howard William Agron, a beloved man, died on Nov. 28, 2014. He was born on March 8, 1929, and was the youngest child of Casle and Sue (Zigelman) Agron.


Libby (Polsky) Farber

Libby (Polsky) Farber, 92, St. Joseph, Mo., passed away Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014. She was born Jan. 10, 1922, to Benjamin and Bessie (Galler) Polsky.

Libby graduated from Central High School and St. Joseph Junior College. After World War II, she met a returning veteran, Hymie Farber, who became her husband on Sept. 22, 1946.


Jacqueline S. Friedman

Jacqueline S. Friedman, our dear, beloved mother, grandmother, sister, cousin and friend passed away peacefully at Menorah Medical Center in Overland Park, Kan., on Dec. 9, 2014, surrounded by her family. Funeral services were held Dec. 12 at Louis Memorial Chapel; burial followed at Kehilath Israel Blue Ridge Cemetery.


Lillian Greenberg

Lillian Greenberg, 93, of Overland Park, Kan., passed away Dec. 16, 2014, at Village Shalom. Funeral services will be held at 12:30 p.m, Thursday, Dec. 18, at Louis Memorial Chapel. Burial will be at Kehilath Israel Blue Ridge Cemetery. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Allan I. Greenberg Youth Lounge at Kehilath Israel Synagogue or to Kansas City Hospice and Palliative Care.


Eleanor Pollack Lutzk died on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, after a difficult battle with Parkinson’s disease. Graveside services were held on Sunday, Dec. 14, at Mount Carmel Cemetery.  

Eleanor was a caring friend, a great wife and mother, and grandmother. She was a giving volunteer and a valuable employee. She grew up in Chicago, Ill., the daughter of Abe and Anna Tatz Pollack. She enjoyed school, her friends, her family and the Jewish home her mother and father provided. She attended Von Steuben High School.


Jeanette Studna

Jeanette Studna, 89, passed away Dec. 13, 2014, at her home at The Atriums in Overland Park, Kan. The funeral was held at Louis Memorial Chapel on Monday, Dec. 15; burial followed at Sheffield Cemetery.


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