Gaffney family announces visitation, service dates
Services for Joshua Gaffney will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 8, at Alden Harrington Funeral Home, 214 Oak St., Bonner Springs. A visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, May 7, also at Alden-Harrington.
Josh, 14, an eighth grader at Basehor-Linwood Middle School, died in a vehicle accident in the early morning hours of Sunday, April 27. His family was driving to Fort Benning, Ga., to watch Josh's older brother graduate from Army basic training when their vehicle collided with another vehicle and overturned on the right side of the roadway. Josh was pronounced dead at the scene while his father, Tim Gaffney, mother, Vera Gaffney and 10-year-old sister, Amber Gaffney were taken to a nearby hospital in Sweet Springs, Mo.
Vera and Amber were treated and released and Tim was transported to St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., with more serious injuries.
The Gaffney family was waiting to announce visitation and service times and dates for Josh until Tim was released from the hospital. He was able to return home Thursday.