|Remembering Dr. Bernard Butterworth, Former Head of Anatomy
Remembering Dr. John R. McFarland
Remembering Mark Merriweather
Remembering Dr. William Gronniger
Honoring the Passing of Dr. Felix Quiason
Remembering Dr. Glenn Soesbe
In Memoriam : Dr. Sanford Plainfield
In Memoriam — Dr. Gary J. Newman
The family welcomes the dental school community to attend a celebration of his life and career Saturday, March 20, at 2 p.m., New Walnut Park Congregation, 1137 S Pearl St., Independence, MO 64050-4553. Phone: 816-521-4072
Donations in memory of Dr. Butterworth can be made to the UMKC School of Dentistry’s general scholarship fund. Call: (816) 235-2095.
To read more about Dr. Butterworth’s life and career, visit http://www.examiner.net/obituaries/x228089808/Dr-Bernard-Butterworth
In the most recent edition of the Explorer, Dr. John R. Ward, Class of 1978 was MISTAKENLY listed as deceased.
We would like everyone to know that Dr. Ward is alive and well and still practicing in Hugoton, KS.
The School of Dentistry sends it’s most sincere apology for this error.
Dr. John R. McFarland, 75, died of cancer December 26 at his home in Topeka, Kan. Dr. McFarland graduated from the University of Kansas City, School of Dentistry in 1961. He began his practice in Topeka in June 1961 and in 1977 collaborated with three other dentists to form the Gage Dental Group.
To read an obituary honoring Dr. McFarland visit:
Mark Merriweather, 62, passed away in Frisco, Texas, on December 22, 2009, after a 10-year battle with cancer. He was born April 4, 1948 in New Haven, Conn. He graduated from Smith Center High School and the University of Kansas. A 1972 graduate of the UMKC School of Dentistry, Dr. Merriweather also earned an MBA degree from the University of Dallas, Graduate School of Management. He was a member of the American Dental Association, the Texas Dental Association, the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and the American Academy of Implantology. In addition to his professional dental career, Dr. Merriweather was vice president of operations for Bright Now Dental, Inc., Dallas-Fort Worth market, the company's largest market segment. Dr. Merriweather was formerly senior dental director and market manager for Monarch Dental Corporation, which was acquired by Bright Now! in 2003. He collected classic cars and loved his Saluki dogs. Mark was preceded in death by his father Nyrle K. Merriweather and his stepfather, Linton C. Lull. He is survived by his wife, Patrice Wheeler; daughter, Lindsay Mack; mother, Betty Lull; and two brothers, Tim and Chris Merriweather. Private family services were held.
To read touching tributes to Dr. Gronniger’s life, visit:
To read the obituary for Dr. Quiason, visit the Kansas City Star website:
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Dr. Gary J. Newman passed away December 2, 2006. He was born August 14, 1940 in Topeka, Kan. Gary leaves his loving wife Wanda; two sons: Jon, and his wife, Linda, and Todd, and his wife, Mary; and three grandchildren: Lolly, Ivy and Theodore.
A selfless man of limitless compassion, Gary gave of himself and expected nothing in return. Above all, he loved his family. “His life was gentle, and the elements of nature so mix'd in him that nature might stand up and say to all the world, ‘This was a man!’” William Shakespeare.
A graduate of Washburn University in Topeka, Dr. Newman received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 1966. Dr. Newman practiced dentistry in Topeka for over 40 years, and was a cattle rancher for many years. He belonged to the American College of Dentists, the International College of Dentists, and the Pierre Fauchard Academy of Dentists. A member of the Topeka and Kansas Dental Associations and the American Dental Association, he served as president of the Topeka Dental Association and held all offices of the Kansas Dental Association, including president. He was awarded many honors, including the Man of the Year award by the KDA. Dr. Newman served in various positions in the American Dental Association, including the ADA Board of Trustees, and represented the KDA as a delegate to the ADA for 14 years. He served as president of the UMKC Dental School Alumni Association in 2002, and currently served as chairman of the Rinehart Foundation. Dr. Newman was past-president of Topeka Friends of the Zoo and donated his time to provide dental work for zoo animals. He belonged to St. David's Episcopal Church and served on its Vestry.
Gary was preceded in death by his father, James Newman; his mother, Lydia Newman, and his stepmother, Thelma Newman. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, December 5, at Grace Cathedral. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the UMKC School of Dentistry Rinehart Foundation, 650 E. 25th St., Kansas City, Mo. 64108.
(Adapted from the article published in the Kansas City Star, 12/4/2006)
Lyman Riney, DDS ’40
Haw Tung Wong, DDS ’46
Morton Holmes, Jr., DDS ’47
Jack Spencer Moore, DDS ’50
Richard S Alley, Sr., DDS ’52
Floyd Trindle, DDS ’52
Roland F Kimball, DDS ’53
Eric Motley, DDS ’53
Paul Dutton, DDS ’56
Charles F Vieth, Jr., DDS ’56
Paul S Hoe, DDS ’58
Charles (Sam) Kemper, DDS ’58
Robert Owens, DDS ’58
Edward Mosby, DDS ’60
William O Feuerborn, DDS ‘60
Jerry Marshall, DDS ‘60
Leo Konecny, DDS ‘61
Deanna D Price, DH ‘61
Al Stuart, DDS ‘62
Walter Carrick, DDS ‘63
Joe L Hernandez, DDS ‘63
Jerome M Laham, DDS ‘63
William Bonham, DDS ‘64
Mark R Trotter, DDS ‘80
Kimsey Harville, DDS ‘81
Susan J Weyers, DDS ‘86