Obituary: Eleanor M. Flanagan

Eleanor Flanagan

Eleanor M. Flanagan, 89, Kansas City, Kan., died peacefully on May 24, 2014.
The funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 28, at Christ the King Catholic Church, Kansas City, Kan. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Joseph A. Butler and Son Funeral Home, 19th and Minnesota Avenue, Kansas City, Kan., where a rosary will be said. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Kansas City, Kan.
A native of Kansas City, Kan., she was born on Sept. 25, 1924 to Jacob (Jack) and Milka (Millie) Winsky. She was a beloved wife, mother, sister, aunt, and grandmother.
She was a member of the Christ the King Church, Kansas City, Kan.; and a past member of the WyCo Solos. She enjoyed gardening, quilting and other hobbies.
She was a graduate of Bishop Ward High School, where she was in the Girls Athletic Association. She worked at Commerce Trust Co., Kansas City, Mo., before marriage. In the 1960s, she was a volunteer at Christ the King School library, and was a former 4-H leader. She was a long-time volunteer at Providence Medical Center.
In 1951, she married Thomas J. Flanagan Sr., who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were a son, Patrick L. Flanagan; and a brother, Lawrence Winsky.
Survivors include three children, Loretta (Repent) Li, South Bend, Ind.; Mary (Steve) Rupert, Kansas City, Kan.; and Thomas J. Flanagan Jr., Pensacola, Fla.; one brother, Robert L. (Betty) Winsky Sr., Leawood, Kan.; a sister-in-law, Vera Winsky, Lenexa, Kan.; and grandchildren, Christine Rupert, Kansas City, Kan.; Jonathan Rupert, Mission, Kan.; John J. Li, South Bend, Ind.; James Li, South Bend, Ind.; JoEllen Flanagan, Kansas City, Mo.; Thomas Flanagan III, Kansas City, Mo.; Larry Flanagan, Lawrence, Kan.; and many nieces and nephews.
The family suggests memorial donations to Christ the King Church, 3024 N. 53rd St., Kansas City, Kan.
Funeral arrangements are handled by Joseph A. Butler and Son Funeral Home, 1844 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kan.,

Mittelstaedt goes deep in T-Bones victory

T.J. Mittelstaedt’s first home run of the year helped the T-Bones to a 7-3 win over the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks on Sunday night in front of 5,826 at CommunityAmerica Ballpark in Kansas City, Kan.

Kansas City once again played with an early deficit after Ronnie Bourquin cashed in on a Zach Penprase double with a two out, RBI single in the first. Tim Alberts followed suit in the second, lacing a double down the left field line and then coming around to score on a Travis Higgs single that extended the Fargo-Moorhead advantage to 2-0.

Kansas City finally got to RedHawks’ starter Taylor Stanton in the fourth with a Nick Giarraputo RBI double that scored Bryan Sabatella. Stanton would quickly regain form, however, and strike out Mittelstaedt, stranding two and preserving a 2-1 Fargo lead.

The T-Bones would take control in the sixth. David Espinosa led off the inning with a triple and later scored on a Danny Richar single that tied the game at 2-2. Vladimir Frias then singled and scored Sabatella, who had previously legged out an infield single. That gave Kansas City a 3-2 lead. With runners still at the corners, Fargo-Moorhead called on ace reliever Joe Harris, who hadn’t given up a run in four outings, to escape the jam but saw him instead serve up a three-run homer to Mittelstaedt that gave Kansas City a 6-2 lead. That was the second home run in three games for the T-Bones, who had previously been held homerless in their first five home games.

“This offense is too good to be in the rut they have been in for too long,” manager John Massarelli said of the T-Bones five-run third.

Daniel Barone (1-0) picked up his first win of the season while Stanton (0-2) took the loss. Jared Messer got the save (1) for Kansas City.

With the win, Kansas City finishes up the home stand with an even 2-2 mark and a 5-6 record overall before embarking on a seven-game road trip Monday night.

Box score:

– Story from T-Bones

Sporting KC defender to undergo season-ending surgery

Chance Myers

Sporting Kansas City defender Chance Myers will undergo surgery on Wednesday to repair a ruptured Achilles tendon in his left ankle and will miss the remainder of the 2014 season, the club announced.

Myers suffered the season-ending injury in the 36th minute of Sporting Kansas City’s 2-2 draw vs. Toronto FC on May 23.

“This is very disappointing,” Myers said. “I will work hard to not only come back from this injury, but to come back stronger. I wish my teammates the best of luck during the remainder of the season and will support the team any way I can.”

“First and foremost, I am very upset for Chance,” Sporting KC manager Peter Vermes said. “He has worked very hard and always takes care of himself to make sure he is prepared to play. Getting a serious injury is never an easy thing to cope with, but I have full faith that he will work hard to come back and continue to be an important member of our club.

“Obviously, it’s a blow to the team because he is an important member of our group. It will be hard to replace his qualities and experience, but we will do the best we can during his absence and look forward to seeing him back on the pitch.”

Kansas City drafted Myers with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2008 MLS SuperDraft. Over the past seven seasons, Myers has appeared in 123 regular season games and has started more than 100 games in all competitions.

Myers re-signed with Kansas City prior to the 2014 season after tallying two goals and three assists during Sporting KC’s MLS Cup championship campaign. The UCLA product has represented the United States at the U-18 and U-20 levels and trained with the USMNT during the 2014 January camp.

Wednesday’s surgery will be performed under the care of orthopedic surgeon Dr. Matthew Kneidel.
– Story from Sporting KC