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    SATURDAY 8/31 2024


      Emmet is a life-long resident of De Soto. He attended grade school locally and graduated from De Soto High School. He was the Senior Class President and still has lunch monthly at JT's  with former classmates.

     Emmet's career was in construction. He was a regional manager for a framing contractor.  Among the buildings he helped design and build across the nation and here locally was the 43-  story One Kansas City Place. 

      Emmet was a member of the Jaycees, a civic and leadership training service organization.  Emmet is  also a life-long car enthusiast  owning several classic cars. Emmet and his wife, Molly, volunteered their time and chaired the Dean Weller Memorial Car Show for 7 years. Lots of good memories and friendships were made during their time with the car show and festival. 



2023    Emmet Kurtz

2022     Loya Beery

2021     John and Julie Riffel

2019     Boots Linden

2018     Dotte Stephens

2017     Archie & Sally Bedford     

2016     Rev. Richard & Marietta Copeland

2015     DHS Class of 1965

2014     DHS Class of 1964

2013     June Davison

2012     Lucille Welch     

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