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Recent Obituaries

Dorothy Ashner Parness

Dorothy Ashner Parness, 86, of Overland Park, Kansas, passed away Thursday, April 21, 2016, at Menorah Medical Center. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 26, at The Louis Memorial Chapel; burial followed at Sheffield Cemetery. The family suggests contributions to Congregation Ohev Sholom or the National Kidney Foundation.

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Gene Salvay

Gene Salvay, 96, passed away on April 8, 2016, at his home in Encino, California, surrounded by family and loving friends. Gene was born Nov. 15, 1919, in Kansas City, Missouri, to Israel David Salvay (born Soloveichik in Veisiejai, Lithuania), pattern-maker at FashionBilt Garment Co., and Anna Salvay (born Brudner [Kiansky] in Starodub, Russia). Interment was at Eden Memorial Park, Mission Hills, California.

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Ferne Searles

Ferne Searles, 82, of Leawood, Kansas, passed away April 24, 2016. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 28, 2016, in the Yukon Chapel at Mt. Carmel Cemetery, with burial to follow. Kindly omit flowers; the family suggests memorial contributions to the Ronald McDonald House or to Wayside Waifs.

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Zdenko “John” Bergl, 86, of Kansas City, Missouri, passed away April 15, 2016, at his home. Funeral services were held April 18 at Louis Memorial Chapel; burial in Rose Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Midwest Center for Holocaust Education or Wayside Waifs.

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Sam Fried

Sam Fried, 87, passed away on Monday, April 11, in Omaha, Nebraska. Memorial services were held April 14, at Beth El Synagogue in Omaha.

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'Lonesome' Bill Fields

Lonesome Bill Fields, age 81, of Las Vegas, Nevada, died Friday, April 22, 2016. Bill was born Dec. 29, 1934, in Sedona, Arizona, to the late W.C. and the late Betty (Schumacher) Fields. His family ran Wild West shows.

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Sarah M. Galapo

Sarah M. Galapo, presently of Dayton, Ohio, previously of Overland Park, Kansas, passed away peacefully the morning of April 15, 2016, after living 84 years of life.

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Nedwyn R. Nelkin, 89, of Leawood, Kansas, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 24, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. Funeral services were set to be held Wednesday, April 27, at The Louis Memorial Chapel, with burial to follow at Rose Hill Cemetery. In honor of his memory, contributions may be made to an organization of one’s choice.

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Freda Neuberger

Freda (born Elfriede) Neuberger, 93, of Overland Park, Kansas, passed away on April 18, 2016. Freda was born in Germany and immigrated to the U.S. when she was a young girl. She came directly to Kansas City where she had an uncle and grandparents. Freda traveled by herself; without being able to speak English. She left for the U.S. via France on a ship, was met in New York by an escort arranged through a social service agency to be put on a train bound for Kansas City. Freda’s mother, father, brother and sister later also immigrated to Kansas City.

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Sylvia Minnie (Weise) Oberstein was 94 years old when she passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 16, 2016. Members of the local Jewish community are invited to a memorial service that will take place at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 1, at the home of Ace Allen and Donna Oberstein, 5607 W 125th St., Overland Park, KS.

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