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Marion BRESEL

F, #I11751

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Shirley BRESEL

F, #I11752

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Mollie BRESEL

F, #I11753

Sources

  1. Kansas City Jewish Chronicle online,

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Sherwin ROSENTHAL

M, #I11754

Family

Marriage 1 : Marilynne LOEFFLER m. 01 August 1956 Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, USA

Sources

  1. Jackson County Missouri marriage records online, http://records.jacksongov.org/results.asp

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Joseph William LOEFFLER

M, #I11755, b. 26 April 1893, d. 01 May 1971

Family

Marriage 1 : Miriam ZIMAN , b. 08 November 1903, d. 31 October 1988

  1. Marilynne LOEFFLER

Marriage 2 : Eva IVENER

Sources

  1. Kansas City History online from KCMO public library, http://www.kchistory.orgMissouri Valley Special Collections
  2. Gone But Not Forgotten by Anita Loeb,

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Miriam ZIMAN

F, #I11756, b. 08 November 1903, d. 31 October 1988

Family

Marriage 1 : Joseph William LOEFFLER , b. 26 April 1893, d. 01 May 1971

  1. Marilynne LOEFFLER

Marriage 2 : Maurice FOGEL m. 29 July 1942 Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, USA, b. 16 May 1897, d. 13 June 1980

Sources

  1. Gone But Not Forgotten by Anita Loeb,

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Eva IVENER

F, #I11757

Family

Marriage 1 : Joseph William LOEFFLER , b. 26 April 1893, d. 01 May 1971

Sources

  1. Gone But Not Forgotten by Anita Loeb,

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Maurice FOGEL

M, #I11758, b. 16 May 1897, d. 13 June 1980

Family

Marriage 1 : Miriam ZIMAN m. 29 July 1942 Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, USA, b. 08 November 1903, d. 31 October 1988

Sources

  1. Gone But Not Forgotten by Anita Loeb,

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PTASHEK

M, #I11759

Family

Marriage 1 : HANNAH

  1. Maurice FOGEL, b. 16 May 1897, d. 13 June 1980

Sources

  1. Gone But Not Forgotten by Anita Loeb,

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HANNAH

F, #I11760

Family

Marriage 1 : PTASHEK

  1. Maurice FOGEL, b. 16 May 1897, d. 13 June 1980

Sources

  1. Gone But Not Forgotten by Anita Loeb,

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Aaron ZIMAN

M, #I11761, b. 24 August 1861, d. 04 August 1947

Family

Marriage 1 : Fannie Annie GREENBERG , b. 28 June 1873, d. 16 May 1952

  1. Miriam ZIMAN, b. 08 November 1903, d. 31 October 1988
  2. Louis ZIMAN, b. 11 April 1892, d. 24 July 1975

Sources

  1. Gone But Not Forgotten by Anita Loeb,

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Fannie Annie GREENBERG

F, #I11762, b. 28 June 1873, d. 16 May 1952

Family

Marriage 1 : Aaron ZIMAN , b. 24 August 1861, d. 04 August 1947

  1. Miriam ZIMAN, b. 08 November 1903, d. 31 October 1988
  2. Louis ZIMAN, b. 11 April 1892, d. 24 July 1975

Sources

  1. Gone But Not Forgotten by Anita Loeb,

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Chaim ZIMAN

M, #I11763

Family

Marriage 1 : ESTHER

  1. Aaron ZIMAN, b. 24 August 1861, d. 04 August 1947

Sources

  1. Gone But Not Forgotten by Anita Loeb,

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ESTHER

F, #I11764

Family

Marriage 1 : Chaim ZIMAN

  1. Aaron ZIMAN, b. 24 August 1861, d. 04 August 1947

Sources

  1. Gone But Not Forgotten by Anita Loeb,

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Louis ZIMAN

M, #I11765, b. 11 April 1892, d. 24 July 1975

Family

Marriage 1 : Eva EPSTEIN m. 03 January 1922 Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, USA, b. 23 December 1896, d. 23 November 1985

  1.    Marjorie ZIMAN

Sources

  1. Gone But Not Forgotten by Anita Loeb,
  2. Jackson County Missouri marriage records online, http://records.jacksongov.org/results.asp

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Eva EPSTEIN

F, #I11766, b. 23 December 1896, d. 23 November 1985

Family

Marriage 1 : Louis ZIMAN m. 03 January 1922 Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, USA, b. 11 April 1892, d. 24 July 1975

  1.    Marjorie ZIMAN

Sources

  1. Gone But Not Forgotten by Anita Loeb,
  2. Jewishgen.org,

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Marjorie ZIMAN

F, #I11767

Sources

  1. Gone But Not Forgotten by Anita Loeb,

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Jack J MARGOLIS

M, #I11768

Family

Marriage 1 : Helen NOVORR , b. 25 July 1919, d. 25 April 2011

Sources

  1. Kansas City Jewish Chronicle online,

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Samuel COHEN

M, #I11769

Family

Marriage 1 : Helen NOVORR , b. 25 July 1919, d. 25 April 2011

Sources

  1. Kansas City Jewish Chronicle online,

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Nathan SALVAY

M, #I11770, b. 11 March 1916, d. 20 July 2009

Family

Marriage 1 : Geraldine KRIGEL

Sources

  1. 1920 Census online,

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Barbara OPPENHEIMER

F, #I11771, b. 10 December 1931

Family

Marriage 1 : Ed KRIGEL

Sources

  1. Gone But Not Forgotten by Anita Loeb,

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Harry OPPENHEIMER

M, #I11772, b. 17 December 1890, d. 04 December 1963

Family

Marriage 1 : Rebecca KOHN , b. 24 August 1898, d. 24 October 1995

  1. Barbara OPPENHEIMER, b. 10 December 1931
  2.    JoAnn OPPENHEIMER
  3. Irene OPPENHEIMER, b. 29 February 1924, d. 23 April 2011
  4.    Alvin OPPENHEIMER
  5.    Herbert OPPENHEIMER
  6.    Robert OPPENHEIMER

Sources

  1. Gone But Not Forgotten by Anita Loeb,

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Rebecca KOHN

F, #I11773, b. 24 August 1898, d. 24 October 1995

Family

Marriage 1 : Harry OPPENHEIMER , b. 17 December 1890, d. 04 December 1963

  1. Barbara OPPENHEIMER, b. 10 December 1931
  2.    JoAnn OPPENHEIMER
  3. Irene OPPENHEIMER, b. 29 February 1924, d. 23 April 2011
  4.    Alvin OPPENHEIMER
  5.    Herbert OPPENHEIMER
  6.    Robert OPPENHEIMER

Sources

  1. Gone But Not Forgotten by Anita Loeb,

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Bernett OPPENHEIMER

M, #I11774, b. 1867, d. 04 March 1929

Family

Marriage 1 : Annie COHEN , b. 1868, d. 30 January 1926

  1. Harry OPPENHEIMER, b. 17 December 1890, d. 04 December 1963

Sources

  1. Gone But Not Forgotten by Anita Loeb,

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Annie COHEN

F, #I11775, b. 1868, d. 30 January 1926

Family

Marriage 1 : Bernett OPPENHEIMER , b. 1867, d. 04 March 1929

  1. Harry OPPENHEIMER, b. 17 December 1890, d. 04 December 1963

Sources

  1. Gone But Not Forgotten by Anita Loeb,

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Aaron COHEN

M, #I11776

Family

Marriage 1 : UNKNOWN

  1. Annie COHEN, b. 1868, d. 30 January 1926

Sources

  1. Gone But Not Forgotten by Anita Loeb,

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Solomon Wolfe KOHN

M, #I11777, b. 05 April 1878, d. 21 May 1938

Family

Marriage 1 : Ida Anna MILLER , b. abt. 1872, d. 06 December 1918

  1. Rebecca KOHN, b. 24 August 1898, d. 24 October 1995
  2. Ellen KOHN, b. abt. 1901
  3. Marye Elizabeth KOHN, b. 10 August 1902, d. 06 March 1998
  4.    Lena KOHN, b. abt. 1904
  5. Edith KOHN, b. abt. 1905, d. 01 July 1969

Marriage 2 : Anna WEINER , b. 09 April 1896, d. 17 May 1970

  1. Esther KOHN, b. 21 December 1919, d. 16 September 1940
  2.    Robert KOHN, b. abt. 1922

Sources

  1. Gone But Not Forgotten by Anita Loeb,
  2. FamilySearch.org, LDS Family search website
  3. 1920 Census online, From FamilySearch.org

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Ida Anna MILLER

F, #I11778, b. abt. 1872, d. 06 December 1918

Family

Marriage 1 : Solomon Wolfe KOHN , b. 05 April 1878, d. 21 May 1938

  1. Rebecca KOHN, b. 24 August 1898, d. 24 October 1995
  2. Ellen KOHN, b. abt. 1901
  3. Marye Elizabeth KOHN, b. 10 August 1902, d. 06 March 1998
  4.    Lena KOHN, b. abt. 1904
  5. Edith KOHN, b. abt. 1905, d. 01 July 1969

Sources

  1. Gone But Not Forgotten by Anita Loeb,

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JoAnn OPPENHEIMER

F, #I11779

Notes:

Oppenheimer’s book helps others learn to cope

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JoAnn Oppenheimer
“We have two choices in life,” said JoAnn Oppenheimer. “Cope or don’t cope.” This saying, that she learned from her father, Harry Oppenheimer, has helped her through many of life’s challenges. As Oppenheimer puts it, she has always chosen to cope!

A Kansas City native, Oppenheimer was the youngest of the six children of Harry and Rebecca Oppenheimer (who are all deceased). Now in her 70s and living in Las Vegas, she spent the first 50 years of her life in the Kansas City area, graduating from University of Missouri-Kansas City. She grew up attending Keneseth Israel-Beth Shalom Synagogue on 34th & Paseo, but as an adult belonged to Beth Shalom at 95th and Wornall, where her children, Brent and Adrian Hershman, became Bar and Bat Mitzvah.

But Oppenheimer has faced adversity along the way. Her first husband, Stephen Hershman, died in the Hyatt Regency disaster 30 years ago. Although they were already divorced by that time, she and their two children, who were teenagers at the time, planned the funeral and sat shiva together. Years later, her son Brent died tragically in a car accident when he was 35.

These events, along with others, brought her back to her father’s words, and she continued to cope and move forward in her life. But she knows many others have also faced adversity and need to learn to cope. For this reason she wrote, “Potpourri For and About Women.” The book “came about because I wanted to produce a self-help book for people currently experiencing traumatic challenges in their lives,” she said.

In the book 41 women, including Oppenheimer, talk about their challenges and how they learned to live life again. The women from throughout the United States share their stories. She found the women through acquaintances and friends who gave her referrals. It took her 13 years to complete the book, finally getting it published in 2010.

Anyone interested in the book can go to her website at www.AuthorJoAnnOppenheimer.com.

Oppenheimer believes that being raised Jewish influenced her writing. “I was raised by compassionate parents in a Jewish home,” she said, “and I am sure my upbringing helped me to be the compassionate person I am.”

While she wrote her book, Oppenheimer continued other activities. She has always been active in both community and political activities. For 10 years she served on the Nevada State Architecture, Interior Design and Residential Design Commission. In Las Vegas, she also served on the Jewish Community Center board, Women’s Philanthropy Jewish Federation and the Jewish National Fund.

Her writing skills were honed writing a “Single Again?” column for a national publication called “Affaire de Coeur” for two years. Now the column appears in each issue of the Las Vegas Israelite, the only Jewish paper in Las Vegas. She provides private coaching to help people with their transitions from couple to single again. She also has been a real estate agent for more than 20 years.

During her adult years in Kansas City, she owned JoAnn and Associates, an advertising specialty company that she had for 45 years. Her activities and work in the business world led to her being named the Outstanding Young Woman of the Year for Kansas in 1967 by the Outstanding Young Women Foundation. She also served on the UMKC Alumni Board for 25 years. One of her most unexpected honors was to be named Queen of the University of Missouri-Kansas City by the student body when she was a college junior in 1957. She believes she was the first Jewish Queen of UMKC.

Oppenheimer likes to stay active. “Even though I am in my seventh decade, I have no plans to retire,” she said. “Work stimulates me and helps me keep a healthy and positive attitude while I am helping people. To have goals, be productive and to help others is my way of life.”

Sources

  1. Kansas City Jewish Chronicle online,

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Irene OPPENHEIMER

F, #I11780, b. 29 February 1924, d. 23 April 2011

Family

Marriage 1 : KISH

Sources

  1. Kansas City Jewish Chronicle online,

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Alvin OPPENHEIMER

M, #I11781

Sources

  1. Kansas City Jewish Chronicle online,

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Herbert OPPENHEIMER

M, #I11782

Sources

  1. Kansas City Jewish Chronicle online,

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Robert OPPENHEIMER

M, #I11783

Sources

  1. Kansas City Jewish Chronicle online,

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KISH

M, #I11784

Family

Marriage 1 : Irene OPPENHEIMER , b. 29 February 1924, d. 23 April 2011

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Anna WEINER

F, #I11785, b. 09 April 1896, d. 17 May 1970

Family

Marriage 1 : Solomon Wolfe KOHN , b. 05 April 1878, d. 21 May 1938

  1. Esther KOHN, b. 21 December 1919, d. 16 September 1940
  2.    Robert KOHN, b. abt. 1922

Sources

  1. Gone But Not Forgotten by Anita Loeb,

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Faivel WEINER

M, #I11786

Family

Marriage 1 : UNKNOWN

  1. Anna WEINER, b. 09 April 1896, d. 17 May 1970

Sources

  1. Gone But Not Forgotten by Anita Loeb,

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Ellen KOHN

F, #I11787, b. abt. 1901

Family

Marriage 1 : Samuel MULLER m. 1928, b. abt. 1900

  1.    Arlene MULLER
  2.    Michael MULLER

Sources

  1. 1920 Census online, From FamilySearch.org

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Marye Elizabeth KOHN

F, #I11788, b. 10 August 1902, d. 06 March 1998

Family

Marriage 1 : Louis SACHS , b. 01 November 1901, d. 02 September 1975

Sources

  1. 1920 Census online, From FamilySearch.org
  2. Gone But Not Forgotten by Anita Loeb,

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Lena KOHN

F, #I11789, b. abt. 1904

Sources

  1. 1920 Census online, From FamilySearch.org

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Edith KOHN

F, #I11790, b. abt. 1905, d. 01 July 1969

Family

Marriage 1 : Jack AGRON , b. 01 April 1903, d. 24 October 1969

Sources

  1. 1920 Census online, From FamilySearch.org

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Esther KOHN

F, #I11791, b. 21 December 1919, d. 16 September 1940

Family

Marriage 1 : UNKNOWN

Sources

  1. 1920 Census online, From FamilySearch.org
  2. Gone But Not Forgotten by Anita Loeb,

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Robert KOHN

M, #I11792, b. abt. 1922

Sources

  1. 1930 Census online,

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Samuel MULLER

M, #I11793, b. abt. 1900

Family

Marriage 1 : Ellen KOHN m. 1928, b. abt. 1901

  1.    Arlene MULLER
  2.    Michael MULLER

Sources

  1. 1940 census online,

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Arlene MULLER

F, #I11794

Sources

  1. 1940 census online,

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Michael MULLER

M, #I11795

Sources

  1. 1940 census online,

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Louis SACHS

M, #I11796, b. 01 November 1901, d. 02 September 1975

Family

Marriage 1 : Marye Elizabeth KOHN , b. 10 August 1902, d. 06 March 1998

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Solomon SACHS

M, #I11797

Family

Marriage 1 : Anna ISAACSON

  1. Louis SACHS, b. 01 November 1901, d. 02 September 1975

Sources

  1. Gone But Not Forgotten by Anita Loeb,

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Anna ISAACSON

F, #I11798

Family

Marriage 1 : Solomon SACHS

  1. Louis SACHS, b. 01 November 1901, d. 02 September 1975

Sources

  1. Gone But Not Forgotten by Anita Loeb,

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Jack AGRON

M, #I11799, b. 01 April 1903, d. 24 October 1969

Family

Marriage 1 : Edith KOHN , b. abt. 1905, d. 01 July 1969

Sources

  1. Jewishgen.org,
  2. Gone But Not Forgotten by Anita Loeb,

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Harry AGRONSKY

M, #I11800, b. 15 September 1883, d. 14 October 1957

Family

Marriage 1 : Sonai Sophie CHERNIKOFF , b. 10 November 1881, d. 18 September 1951

  1. Jack AGRON, b. 01 April 1903, d. 24 October 1969
  2. Harry AGRON, b. 05 April 1905, d. 04 March 1975
  3. Eugene AGRON, b. 25 January 1912, d. 21 November 1976
  4. Hannah AGRON
  5. Anna AGRON

Sources

  1. Gone But Not Forgotten by Anita Loeb,

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