Anita Boresow Loeb (1929- ) Jewish Cemetery Project (K0430)
Jewish Community Archives (JCA)
Anita Boresow was born in Kansas City, Missouri in 1929 to Abe and Leah Boresow. Raised in Kansas City, she married Walter M. Loeb (1922-1999) in 1949, and they had four daughters Fran, Nancy, Linda, and Margie.
Mrs. Loeb has actively contributed to the Jewish community for many years. Among her work she served as chairwoman of the library and resource committee which established a library in the Hartman Elementary School, Kansas City, MO (1962-1963); librarian for the Beth Shalom Congregation (1964-1974); chairwoman for the Children’s Book Award Committee of the national Jewish Libraries Association; first administrative secretary for the Jewish Education Council, now the Central Agency for Jewish Education (1966-1972); first registrar of the Community High School of Jewish Studies (1966-1972); first business manger for the Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy (1973-1990); and the first director of the Jewish Veterans Museum Association (1990-1992).
She has worked 11 years on her monumental, 934-page book —a list of 15,299 burials—Gone But Not Forgotten: A History of the Burials in the Jewish Cemeteries of Kansas City, Missouri. The work provides an alphabetical listing of individuals and their personal information, including birthdates and birthplaces. Mrs. Loeb continues to compile information on the Jewish community to preserve, restore, and complete the incomplete records of the Jewish dead in Kansas City.
This collection consists of note cards prepared by Mrs. Loeb recording vital data, and when available obituaries for persons buried in Jewish cemeteries in GKC. Much of the data, but not all, appears in Mrs. Loeb’s book, Gone But Not Forgotten: a History of the Burials in the Jewish Cemeteries of Kansas City, Missouri (Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City, 2001).
The cards are arranged alphabetically by family and given name. Added information not found in the book includes obituaries and burial notices from Kansas City newspapers (such as the Kansas City Star, Kansas City Times, and Kansas City Journal) and/or The Kansas City Jewish Chronicle (some of which consist of only one line).
Approximately 15,300 cards (MICROFILMED).
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Thursday, January 03, 2013
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