October 2015 People News

Sympathy
Sympathy is extended to Kim Kruse on the death of her brother, Kevin O'Riley, who passed away Friday, Oct. 30, after a 2 1/2 year battle with lung cancer. Kim's family is thankful for the 2 1/2 years, because his original prognosis was 6 weeks.  He was 48 years young and not a smoker.  His corneas were donated to help two other people. A celebration of life service was held Nov. 5. The body was cremated. Kim is a teacher and coach at Ray-Pec High School.

Birth announcement
Cottingham baby
Clover Jade
Congratulations to Charles and Mia Cottingham on the birth of their daughter, Clover Jade Cottingham, who was born Oct. 22. She weighed 7 pounds, 2.5 ounces, and was 21 inches long. Charles is the night lead custodian at Ray-Pec East Middle School.

Birth announcement
Congratulations to Dennis and Mary Roth on the birth of their grandson, Windsor Roe Gammon, who was born on Oct. 20 to Bethany (Roth) Gammon and Roe Gammon. Windsor weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Mom Bethany is a Ray-Pec grad. Mary Roth is a teacher at Eagle Glen Intermediate School.

Sympathy
Sympathy is extended to Kate Zeysing on the death of her father-in-law, Glenn Richard Zeysing, 58, of Raymore, on Oct. 19. The family plans a private memorial service. Arrangements are by Reflections Memorial Services, 14 Wesport Rd., Kansas City, MO 64111. Kate is the wellness coordinator for the District. Obituary

Sympathy
Sympathy is extended to Michele Stidham on the death of her mother-in-law, Mary Stidham of Pleasant Hill, on Oct. 12. The visitation was Oct. 15 at Langsford Funeral Home in Lee’s Summit, and the funeral service was Oct. 16 at Our Lady of the Presentation Catholic Church, Lee’s Summit. Michele is the Director of Communication.

Birth announcement
Congratulations to Luke and Cortney Reimnitz on the birth of their daughter, Lexi Ann Reimnitz, who was born on Oct. 5. She weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces, and was 20 inches long. She joins big sister Lily. Cortney teaches kindergarten at Peculiar Elementary School.

Thank you!
Pink pumpkins
Pink pumpkin surprise
"From the bottom of our hearts, we want to thank everyone for the outpouring of support and love we have received from so many people as I battle metastatic breast cancer. We came home from my very first chemotherapy infusion to a yard full of pink pumpkins and a group of 20 people. Some of the pumpkins were used to make a big pink ribbon. We have also received several cards and gift cards for gas, and of course, my all-time favorite – Sonic. Thank you to my Ray-Pec family and friends. We couldn’t get through this journey without each and every one of you.”Sharon and Andy Findley family

Sympathy
Sympathy is extended to Steven Miller on the death of his mother, Marilyn Miller, 75, of Butler, Mo., who passed away on Oct. 4, 2015. Visitation is 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler. The funeral service is at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, at Ohio Street United Methodist Church in Butler. The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society. Steven Miller is principal at Ray-Pec High School. See the obituary here: https://www.meaningfulfunerals.net/home/index.cfm/obituaries/view/fh_id/11288/id/3338705