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John Daniel "Dan" Bodenhamer

Dan Bodenhamer, age 82, passed away on January 9, 2021. 

Click below to donate in the honor of  Dan Bodenhamer to The Kansas City Foundation for Pulmonary Fibrosis.

Dan Bodenhamer had Pulmonary Fibrosis and was a long time member of The Greater Kansas City Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group.

From the his obituary

"John Daniel "Dan" Bodenhamer was born on December 5th, 1938 to Fred and Thelma Bodenhamer in Okmulgee, Oklahoma. On January 9th, 2021, our Heavenly Father called him home. He died peacefully surrounded by his family, after a short battle with recurrent pancreatic cancer.


Dan truly never met a stranger, a one man welcome wagon. As a man of abundant faith, his witness was inspirational. His thoughtfulness was unmatched and his contagious laughter will forever echo in the hearts of many. He was a true treasure, someone that will be deeply missed by those lucky enough to call him family, friend, and neighbor. He fought the good fight, he finished the race, he kept the faith."

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Stephen P Phillips passed away on September 29, 2020 at home surrounded by loving family.  A dedicated family man, Steve is well known for his roles in popular Kansas City bands including Steve, Bob & Rich, The Rainmakers, and The Elders. He was generally a healthy guy who began feeling the affects of his obscure pulmonary fibroses in late 2019. His symptoms progressed rapidly, and he died less than a year later.  Stephen’s mother died of pulmonary fibrosis in 2016. The family hopes KCFPF will be able to raise public awareness, explore the genetic connection, and support professionals in working together toward the prevention and cure of pulmonary fibrosis.

Click on the donate button to make a donation in honor of Stephen.  Please indicate in the PayPal note:  “In honor of Stephen Phillips.

Click here for Steve’s obituary written by his children:  

There is a Collaborative Video Tribute to Steve Phillips of The Elders called “Right With the World”. It is available for download. 

Patricia Ann Gahr

Patricia Ann Gahr, age 71, passed away on November 10th, 2020. 

Click below to donate in the honor of Patricia Gahr to The Kansas City Foundation for Pulmonary Fibrosis.

Patricia Gahr had Pulmonary Fibrosis and was a member of The Greater Kansas City Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group.

Excerpt from Obituary

“Patricia Ann (O'Connor) Gahr joined her parents, two brothers, and her beloved daughter in Heaven on Tuesday, November 10, 2020, after a 6-year battle against pulmonary fibrosis. Pat received a much-needed lung transplant from a hero donor, but complications resulting in an infection throughout her body made it necessary for us to say goodbye to this wonderful wife, mother, sister, cousin, "Mamie," friend, and more.” 

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