Obituary photo of Alice Wetmore, Olathe-Kansas
In Loving Memory of

Alice Jean "A.J." Wetmore

1931 - 2018
Obituary photo of Alice Wetmore, Olathe-Kansas
In Loving Memory of

Alice Jean "A.J." Wetmore

1931 - 2018

Services & Gatherings

Services & Gatherings

Visitation:
Monday, February 5, 2018 from 12:00pm to 1:30pm
College Church of the Nazarene, Main Sanctuary, 2020 E Sheridan St, Olathe, KS 66062
Service:
Monday, February 5, 2018 at 1:30pm
College Church of the Nazarene, Main Sanctuary, 2020 E Sheridan St, Olathe, KS 66062



Alice Jean {AJ} (Shoff) Wetmore was born on May 7, 1931 and died on January 29, 2018. She was born at St. Joseph Hospital in Warren, Ohio. She was the fourth child of seven children, born to Roy Henry Shoff and Vera Alice (Turner) Shoff. She graduated from Warren (Warren, Ohio) High School in 1948. She graduated from Eastern Nazarene (Quincy, Mass.) College in 1953. She married the love of her life, Arnold Gordon Wetmore Sr., on Friday August 28, 1953 at Warren First Church of the Nazarene, in Warren, Ohio.


She had many different jobs outside the home, Ohio State University Alumni Association, Public School teacher, Pensions & Benefits office, but the one she loved the most was being a homemaker. AJ’s homes were in Kansas City, Monroe (WI), Quincy (MA), Columbus (OH), KC again, Nampa (ID) and Olathe. She was a Pastor’s wife, a President’s wife, Dad’s personal travel assistant, a meticulous accountant and did them so well she made it look easy. No one ever went to the Wetmore’s house, including workers in or around the house, and left hungry or thirsty. Her featherbed rolls are still famous from sea to shining sea. She was known for her hospitality as an amazing cook, and blessed so many through her talents. AJ could play a “mean piano’ with a gentle spirit. Everyone loved to hear her sing, especially when she sang duets with her husband, Gordon. She loved people, and prayed daily for everyone she knew to come to know Jesus. AJ’s poem at 12 ½ years old entitled, “Make Me Lord”, expresses her lifelong dream which the Lord accomplished in her life. She loved her Lord and her family. She will be most remembered for her laugh, her prayer life and her contagious love.


She is survived by her children: Gordon Wetmore, Jr., (Amy), Tim Wetmore, (Tanya), Paul Wetmore, (Beth), Judy Gray, (John). Her grandchildren: Allie Scott (Ryan) Todd, Gordie, Kate Spencer ( Blake), Nathan Gray, and Gabe Gray, and her great-grandchildren: Hugh Scott and Theo Scott. She is survived by her siblings: Edward Shoff, Mildred Hawes, Iva Zornow and Clyde Shoff. She is preceded in death by: Her parents - Roy Henry Shoff and Vera Alice (Turner) Shoff, her husband- Arnold Gordon Wetmore, Sr., Sister - Lois (Shoff) Heath and brother Ernest Shoff



In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to:

In honor of AJ Wetmore, donations may be given to the Dr. Gordon & AJ Scholarship Fund by going online at www.nts.edu . It is an endowed scholarship given to students at NTS. Click on “Donate Now” to give with a credit or debit card. Note the funds are for: “In Memory of Dr. Gordon & AJ Wetmore.” Checks may be made out to “Nazarene Theological Seminary” and sent to 1700 E Meyer Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64131. Earmark the check “Wetmore”.


Funeral Services/Visitation

College Church of the Nazarene,
2020 East Sheridan,
Olathe, KS 66062


Monday, February 5, 2018

12-1:30 Visitation

1:30-2:30 Funeral


Private family burial to follow.



Alice Jean {AJ} (Shoff) Wetmore was born on May 7, 1931 and died on January 29, 2018. She was born at St. Joseph Hospital in Warren, Ohio. She was the fourth child of seven children, born to Roy Henry Shoff and Vera Alice (Turner) Shoff. She graduated from Warren (Warren, Ohio) High School in 1948. She graduated from Eastern Nazarene (Quincy, Mass.) College in 1953. She married the love of her life, Arnold Gordon Wetmore Sr., on Friday August 28, 1953 at Warren First Church of the Nazarene, in Warren, Ohio.


She had many different jobs outside the home, Ohio State University Alumni Association, Public School teacher, Pensions & Benefits office, but the one she loved the most was being a homemaker. AJ’s homes were in Kansas City, Monroe (WI), Quincy (MA), Columbus (OH), KC again, Nampa (ID) and Olathe. She was a Pastor’s wife, a President’s wife, Dad’s personal travel assistant, a meticulous accountant and did them so well she made it look easy. No one ever went to the Wetmore’s house, including workers in or around the house, and left hungry or thirsty. Her featherbed rolls are still famous from sea to shining sea. She was known for her hospitality as an amazing cook, and blessed so many through her talents. AJ could play a “mean piano’ with a gentle spirit. Everyone loved to hear her sing, especially when she sang duets with her husband, Gordon. She loved people, and prayed daily for everyone she knew to come to know Jesus. AJ’s poem at 12 ½ years old entitled, “Make Me Lord”, expresses her lifelong dream which the Lord accomplished in her life. She loved her Lord and her family. She will be most remembered for her laugh, her prayer life and her contagious love.


She is survived by her children: Gordon Wetmore, Jr., (Amy), Tim Wetmore, (Tanya), Paul Wetmore, (Beth), Judy Gray, (John). Her grandchildren: Allie Scott (Ryan) Todd, Gordie, Kate Spencer ( Blake), Nathan Gray, and Gabe Gray, and her great-grandchildren: Hugh Scott and Theo Scott. She is survived by her siblings: Edward Shoff, Mildred Hawes, Iva Zornow and Clyde Shoff. She is preceded in death by: Her parents - Roy Henry Shoff and Vera Alice (Turner) Shoff, her husband- Arnold Gordon Wetmore, Sr., Sister - Lois (Shoff) Heath and brother Ernest Shoff



In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to:

In honor of AJ Wetmore, donations may be given to the Dr. Gordon & AJ Scholarship Fund by going online at www.nts.edu . It is an endowed scholarship given to students at NTS. Click on “Donate Now” to give with a credit or debit card. Note the funds are for: “In Memory of Dr. Gordon & AJ Wetmore.” Checks may be made out to “Nazarene Theological Seminary” and sent to 1700 E Meyer Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64131. Earmark the check “Wetmore”.


Funeral Services/Visitation

College Church of the Nazarene,
2020 East Sheridan,
Olathe, KS 66062


Monday, February 5, 2018

12-1:30 Visitation

1:30-2:30 Funeral


Private family burial to follow.
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Services & Gatherings

Services & Gatherings

Visitation:
Monday, February 5, 2018 from 12:00pm to 1:30pm
College Church of the Nazarene, Main Sanctuary, 2020 E Sheridan St, Olathe, KS 66062
Service:
Monday, February 5, 2018 at 1:30pm
College Church of the Nazarene, Main Sanctuary, 2020 E Sheridan St, Olathe, KS 66062

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