Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Goodbye to a friend

All I have are these pictures...

Sunday 21 October 2007 23:08:13

Heather at YJ's.

Sunday 21 October 2007  23:08:13

HEATHER RUSSELL


Heather Russell, 38, of Kansas City, MO, passed away September 16, 2011. A visitation will be held on Monday, Sept. 19th at 5:30pm with memorial services to follow at 6:30pm at D.W. Newcomer's Sons Stine & McClure Chapel, 3235 Gillham Plaza, Kansas City, MO 64109. Heather battled cancer for 8 years.  She is survived by her partner Chad Meise; parents Teena & Tom Olberding, Frank & Linda Russell; siblings Dawn, Kelly, Tommy, Kelli & Emily; sister-in-law Carrie Russell; niece and nephew Lilly & Walter; grandparents June Price & George Russell; and extended family of aunts, uncles, cousins, etc.  Flowers can be sent to funeral home, or donations can be made to Children's Cancer Connection, 1221 Center St, Suite 12, Des Moines, IA 50309- 1014 to a fund in memory of Heather Russell. (www.childrenscancerconnection.org) Fond memories and condolences for the family may be left at www.dwnewcomers.com (Arr:  D.W. Newcomer's Sons Stine & McClure Chapel, 3235 Gillham Plaza, KCMO 64109, 816-931-7777) D.W. Newcomer's Sons Funeral Homes, Cemeteries, Crematories. 
Published in Kansas City Star on September 18, 2011


Read more: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/kansascity/obituary.aspx?n=heather-russell&pid=153667480#ixzz1YYJVEIiN


I knew of her fight with cancer by talking to her partner, Chad.  Heather was always somebody who seemed to make the world a happy place.  We would walk into YJ's and look for Heather.  She knew exactly what we wanted and took special care to add a personal touch to everything she did.  She cared allot about everyone and showed it.  So my few photo's of her are on one of the rare and special nights when she was working behind the counter at YJ's.  She did a lot and touched a lot of people beyond her catering business, or her helping David at YJ's, or even her work for her sister.  I knew she was in a bad way with her cancer, but, unfortunately, waited way to long to let her know that she was in my thoughts and prayers.  I hope she knows now.  She is one of those special people that my wife, Suyen, and I will always remember.



Sunday 25 November 2007 21:03:14

Heather at the jazz jam at YJ's Third World Snack Cafe, 18th and Wyandotte, Kansas City, Missouri.Sunday 25 November 2007  21:03:14

1 comment:

Erich Moeller said...

I have just learned of Heather's passing and I wanted to thank you for your blog post. We were friends 20 years ago at Iowa State and I was trying to reconnect only to find that it was too late. It's good to see the same light shining in her eyes that I remembered from our college days. We lost touch when she transferred to the University of Iowa, but I'm glad to see she made a good life for herself in KC. Thanks again for posting your photos. Sorry if I've dredged up painful memories, but I had to let you know.

Sincerely,
Erich Moeller

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