In Memoriam . . .

We are saddened by the loss of our fellow members and we remember those who served as part of our great organization. Our sympathy goes out to their families and loved ones of:


Kansas City
Alexander Majors Chapter
Robert Osborn, age 43, was born in Kansas City, Missouri.  He was murdered while riding his bicycle home from work.  Please go to
Conrad Clark  Morgan, age 71, a native of Texas passed away quietly on November 17, 2000 at 3 AM.  "Funeral services will be 5 p.m. Monday, November 20, at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, 13th and Broadway.  Private graveside services at Evergreen Cemetery, Leighton, IA.  Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Sunday, at D.W. Newcomer's Sons Johnson County Funeral Chapel, 11200 Metcalf.  In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Conrad Morgan can be made to the music department of Grace & Holy Trinity Cathedral, PO Box 412048, Kansas, MO  64141.

Conrad was born November 30, 1928 in Dallas, Texas.  Conrad received his Bachelor of Music degree with honors, from Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas.  He received his Master of Music degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado.  He studied organ privately with Ernest White at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin in New York City.  He then enrolled in the Concert Organ Class with Anton Heiller at the Academy of Music in Vienna, Austria.  Conrad served as professor of organ at both the University of Colorado and the University of Nebraska.  Conrad was Director of Music at First Methodist Church, Gulfport, Mississippi; Director of Music at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Lincoln, Nebraska; Director of Music at Christ Church (Episcopal), Savannah, Georgia; and Cantor at Temple Mickve Israel, Savannah, Georgia.  Conrad was recognized widely as a choral director with unusual abilities.  Later Conrad was manager of the furniture and decorating galleries at Marshall Fields (State Street), Chicago, Illinois and also manager of the furniture departments at R.H. Macy and Dillard Department Stores in Kansas City.  Conrad will be missed by his many colleagues and friends throughout the United States.  Conrad was a member of the Hugenot Society and a member of the Alexander Major Chapter of Sons of the American Revolution.  He also was Knighted by the Ordo Supremus Militaris Templi Hierosolynitani.  His father, Donald Wiley Morgan of Paris, Texas, and his mother Ruth Barnett Dempster Morgan of New New Albany, Indiana, preceded Conrad in death.  He is survived by his life-long partner of forty years, Dale Fleck of Kansas City and his brother, Donald William Morgan and his sister-in-law, Natalie Noble Morgan of Austin, Texas.,  He is also survived by four nieces of Texas  (Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer's Sons Johnson County Funeral Chapel (913) 451-1860)"  
The Kansas City Star, November 19, 2000, page B5
Arthur (Art)  E. Asel, Jr., age 87, of Kansas City, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, July 25, 2000.  He served on  the Kansas City Council as representative from the sixth district from 1971 to 1979.  Art was an avid Republican who helped bring the 1976 Republican National Convention to Kansas City as Chairman of the convention's steering commitee and vice-president of the host committee.  Art was also instrumental in other economic activities in the Kansas City area during his tenure as councilman, including Bartle Hall, Kemper Arena, and the Broadway Bridge extensions.

Art Asel was born in Jefferson City in 1912 and graduated from Westport High School in 1930 and Westminster College in 1937.  He had  a career of 35 years at Armco Steel and retired in 1978.

Memorial Services -- 2 p.m. Monday, July 31, 2000 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 11 East 40th Street. 
(Excerpted from "Former KC councilman dies at 87," The Kansas City Star, July 28, 2000, page B 3, column one, by City Hall reporter Lynn Horsley .)

Art was a member of the Alexander Majors Chapter since 1988. 
Judge Robert Wilson Berrey III, age 70, of Excelsior Springs, MO, passed away April 5, 2000 at North Kansas City Hospital. Judge Berrey's long and distinguished career included terms with the Jackson County Magistrate Court, the Missouri Circuit Court and the Missouri Court of Appeals, from which he retired in 1997. He was an active member of the Sons of the American Revolution and many other prestigious groups. At the time of his death, he was attending Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with aspirations of being a hospital chaplain. He is survived by his wife of nearly 50 years, Katherine: 2 sons and a daughter. (Exerpted from the K.C. Star.)

Judge Berrey was a member of the Alexander Majors Chapter since 1995. 

Day is done
       Gone the sun
           From the lakes
               From the hills
                   From the sky
All is well,
      safely rest.
           God is nigh.
Fading light
       Dims the sight
            And a star
                 Gems the sky,
                     Gleaning bright
From afar,
      Drawing nigh,
           Falls the night.

Thanks and praise,
      For our days,
            Neath the sun,
                Neath the stars,
                     Neath the sky,
As we go,
      This we know,
            God is nigh.                                              
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