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Obituaries

Obituaries

Shannon Irene Tauscher 1967 - 2007 Kansas City, Mo.

Memorial services for Shannon Irene Tauscher, 39, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Unity Temple on the Plaza, Kansas City, Mo. Ms. Tauscher died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2007, in Kansas City, Mo.She was born Nov. 1, 1967, in Winfield, Kan., the daughter of Daniel O. Babb and Beverly S. Leffingwell. She graduated from Great Bend High School in 1986 and earned a Bachelor of Social Work degree from Kansas University in 1997 and a Master of Social Work degree from KU in 1999. In 2001, she received her Juris Doctorate from the KU School of Law.Ms. Tauscher was a volunteer at the Community Drop-In Center and Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center, both in Lawrence, Kan. She received the Walter Hiersteiner Outstanding Service Award.She is survived by her life partner, Jules Kellogg, Kansas City, Mo. Other survivors include her mother, Beverly S. Leffingwell, Wichita, Kan.; sister, Stephanie Tauscher-Rank and husband Jeff Rank, Otley, England; brother, Eric J. Tauscher, Wichita; and nephew Nathaniel Rank, Otley, England.She was preceded in death by her father, Daniel O. Babb; paternal grandparents, John and Inez Babb; and maternal grandparents, John Leffingwell and Doris Irene Weber.The family suggests memorials to City Union Mission, 1100 E. 11th St., Kansas City, Mo. 64106 or Lawrence Open Shelter Inc., 214 W. 10th St., Lawrence 66044.