Gladyne L. Vusich 1930 - 2009 Lenexa
Graveside services for Gladyne L. “Mickey” Vusich, 78, Lenexa, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Lawrence.
Mrs. Vusich died Wednesday, March 11, 2009, at Shawnee Mission Medical Center.
She was born April 1, 1930, in Hibbing, Minn., the daughter of Ernest W. and Gladys S. Simpson Johnson.
Mrs. Vusich lived in Minnesota during her childhood and moved to Kansas while in her early teens. She attended Wichita State University. She had lived in the Kansas City area since 1954.
She loved to sing, was an avid reader and was a beauty queen during her teen years. She had written many articles for Catholic publications after becoming a wife and mother.
She married Joseph J. Vusich in 1954.
Survivors include five children, Missy Helwig and Mark J. Vusich, both of Martinez, Ga., Margaret M. Carr, Lawrence, and Joseph A. Vusich and Michael J. Vusich, both of Overland Park; 14 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary G. Vusich.
The family will meet friends from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Monday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.
The family suggests memorials to the American Red Cross, sent in care of the funeral home.
Online condolences may be sent at rumsey-yost.com.