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Alice Marie (Kratochvil) Wehmhoener, 75, Raytown, Mo., passed away August 23, 2014. Alice was born Sept. 30, 1938, to Milo Anton and Elbine Libbie (Stritesky) Kratochvil in Waterville, Kan. She graduated from Blue Rapids High School, Blue Rapids, Kan. She married the love of her life, Earl Wehmhoener, on June 16, 1962, in Blue Rapids. They recently celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary. She worked at Swift Company and several other companies as a bookkeeper. She was a member of Blue Ridge Boulevard United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women. Alice spent the majority of her life involved in researching genealogy and volunteer work. She was a member of the Stark County, Ill., Genealogy Society, the Jackson County Genealogy Society, and Gasconade County Historical Society. She was also a member of the Spofford Auxiliary, Jackson County Hospital Auxiliary, American Legion Auxiliary Post 596, VFW Auxiliary Post 4288, Della Lamb Auxiliary, Friends of Chicago Alton Railroad, and Shepherd's Center of Raytown. She was past president of Shepherd Center of Raytown (six years), Truman Medical Center (Lakewood) Auxiliary (four years), Jackson County Genealogical Society (four years) and UMW Blue Ridge Boulevard United Methodist Church (five years). Alice was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Milo and Marion Kratochvil. She is survived by her husband, Earl, and by niece, Linda Norris (Richard) and nephews, Michael Kratochvil (Andrea), Terry Kratochvil (Susan), Mitchell Kratochvil (Lara), Larry Kratochvil (Christina), Paul Wehmhoener, Dale Wehmhoener (Melodye) and several great nieces and nephews. She also leaves many friends to mourn her passing. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, at Blue Ridge Boulevard United Methodist Church and at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 28. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, at the church with burial in Blackburn, Mo., Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the or the United Methodist Women's group. Condolences may be left at www.floralhillsfuneralhome.com Arr. D.W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Funeral Home, 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd., KCMO, (816) 353-1218. D. W. Newcomer's Sons Funeral Homes, Cemeteries, Crematories 816-353-1218 www.floralhillsfuneralhome.com
Published in Kansas City Star on Aug. 26, 2014
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