Our loving Mom, Elaine “Lainie” Choikhit, spent one final day with her adoring family on Dec. 21, 2016. Never was there a doubt that she felt revered and loved, not only by family but by the friends she would have the pleasure of meeting along the way. She would joke and carry on in her down-to-earth style that came to define her.
Morris Bortnick, 87, of Kansas City, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016 at Armour Oaks Senior Living. Graveside services were set to take place Wednesday, Dec. 21, at Mount Moriah Cemetery, The New Reform section. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Autism Society The Heartland, PO Box 4455, Olathe, KS 66063.
Jeanette Wayne passed away Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016, at Village Shalom. Funeral services were held Dec. 19, at Louis Memorial Chapel; burial followed at Mount Carmel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to Village Shalom, Congregation Beth Shalom or Great Plains SPCA.
Erwin LaPine passed away peacefully at his home with family members at his bedside on the second night of Hanukkah, Dec. 25, 2016. His Hebrew name was Yisroel ben Shmuel Ha’Cohen. Graveside services were held Monday, Dec. 26, 2016, at Kehilath Israel Blue Ridge Cemetery.
Mildred Zedek Reichelt, 104, of Overland Park, Kansas, passed away Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, at Village Shalom. A memorial service was held Jan. 3 at Village Shalom, then a graveside service will be held Jan. 5 at Ohav Sholom Cemetery in Albany, New York.
Eva Zahony Rice, 79, passed away Dec. 31, 2016, surrounded by her family and dogs. Graveside services were held Jan. 3, 2017, at Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Overland Park, Kansas. Memorial contributions may be made to Kansas City Hospice and Palliative Care, Alzheimer’s Association Heart of America Chapter, or Little Orchards Montessori of Stilwell, Kansas.
Victor U. Siegel, of Overland Park, Kansas, passed away Friday, Dec. 30, 2016, at Stratford Commons. Funeral services were held Jan. 2, 2017, at The Louis Memorial Chapel; burial followed in the Rose Hill Cemetery. The family suggests contributions to the American Heart Association, Alzheimer’s Association, or a charity of your choice.
Alegre Tevet, a champion of telling the little-known story of the Holocaust in Greece during World War II, passed away Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016, in Dallas, Texas, after a brief illness at age 94. She was buried Jan. 1, 2017 in Portland, Oregon.