Obituaries

Walter Backus 1930 - 2010

Olathe — Services for Walter Backus, 79, Olathe, were Wednesday, May 19, at Community Covenant Church, 15700 W. 87th St. Parkway, Lenexa. Burial was in Shawnee Mission Memory Gardens.
Mr. Backus died Saturday, May 15, 2010, at Select Specialty Hospital, Kansas City, Kan.
He was born Sept. 19, 1930, in Meridan, the son of Raymond Frank and Minnie (Riddle) Backus. He was a 1948 graduate of Seaman High School in Topeka.
Mr. Backus was employed with Manor Bakery and in 1964 became an agent with Bankers Life & Casualty Insurance Co. He also owned and operated Walt’s Landscaping and Lawn Service. He retired in 1993. He enjoyed playing golf, bowling and online pinochle. He was proud of having made two holes in one and bowling a perfect game.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Lou (Hoover) Backus; four children, Michael E. (Sophia) Backus, Bonner Springs, David A. (Joyce M.) Backus, Overland Park, Patti (Rob) McWilliams, and Daniel E. Backus, all of Olathe; three sisters, Geraldine (Joe) Malvasia, Niles, Ohio, Gwendolyn (Larry) McClurg and Edith Beaty, both of Meridan; a brother, Bruce Backus, Ypsilanti, Mich.; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials to Community Covenant Church, 15700 W. 87th St. Parkway, Lenexa, KS 66219.
Online condolences can be made at amosfamily.com. Amos Funeral Home, Shawnee, handled arrangements.