Harvey R. Hyken, 74, passed away Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, at Menorah Medical Center. Funeral services were held in the chapel at Kehilath Israel Blue Ridge Cemetery Oct. 27, followed by burial. The family suggests contributions to the National Kidney Foundation.
Anne Jacobs, 80, formerly of Kansas City, Mo., passed away Oct. 21, 2014, in Aurora, Colo. Funeral services were held Oct. 23 at Feldman Mortuary followed by burial in Emanuel Cemetery, both in Denver.
Former Kansas Citian Barbara H. Ledgin passed away Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, with daughter Stephanie at her side. Born Betty Tomsky in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Dec. 28, 1929, she was the fifth child of Morris and Dora Tomsky, poverty-stricken immigrants from the Ukraine. Given up for adoption to Dr. Max and Jeanne Levine at birth, she was renamed Harriet Barbara, later preferring Barbara or "Bobby."
Joe Zenitsky, age 96, passed away peacefully at his home in Leawood, Kansas on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. He was born to loving parents, Mary and Ben Zenitsky, in Kansas City on Dec. 11, 1917. Despite his long and event-filled life, he leaves a grieving family who will miss his humor, quirkiness, curiosity, optimism and affection.
Mrs. Lillian Pollock, nee Swerdloff, died on Oct. 15, 2014, on Simchat Torah, in Israel where she had lived since she made Aliyah in 1993. She was buried the following day, her 98th birthday, on Har HaZeitim-Mt. of Olives in Jerusalem.
Jo Ann Smith, 87, Shawnee, Kan., died Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, at her home. Funeral services were held Monday, Nov. 3, in the Yukon Chapel at Mt. Carmel Cemetery. The family suggests contributions to B’nai B’rith or a charity of the donor’s choice.
Tea Stiefel died peacefully on Nov. 2, 2014, at Village Shalom. Born in Dinslaken, Germany, on June 8, 1920, she immigrated to America in 1938, and moved to Kansas City to marry in 1942. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Erwin Stiefel, and her two sons-in-law. She is survived by her treasured family: daughters, Joan Greenbaum and Marsha Pinson, seven grandchildren, two great grandchildren, plus innumerable friends of all ages, and loving caregivers.