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Velta Fay
(McFadden) Long
...Velta Fay (McFadden) Long, 67, was born December 22, 1944 in Ozark, Arkansas and departed this life on December 18, 2012 at her home in Pleasant Hill, MO.
...She was the daughter of Cecil Douglas and Mary Bertha (Gaines) McFadden. Velta spent her younger years in Ozark, AR and graduated from Ozark High School in 1962. After graduation she moved to the Kansas City area to work and make her home.
...On August 6, 1964 she was united in marriage with Floyd "Tony" Long in Mayport Beach, FL and they made their home in Mayport until Tony, who was serving his country in the United States Navy, shipped out and Velta returned to the Lee's Summit, area. After Tony completed his military service he joined Velta in Lee's Summit where they lived until the early 1970's when they moved to Pleasant Hill to make their home.
...Velta was a secretary for the Untied States Federal Government - Home Land Security Division and a member of the Pleasant Hill Family Worship Center.
...She was preceded in death by her parents, Cecil and Bertha McFadden.
...Velta is survived by her husband, Floyd "Tony" Long of the home; two sons, Michael R. Long and wife Teena of Pleasant Hill and Bruce A. Long and wife Mary of Lee's Summit; four grandchildren, Kayla, Brandon, Trenton and Ashlyn; one brother, Noel McFadden of Phoenix, AZ; three sisters, Mary Ann Williams of Inola, OK, Reva Thompson of Springdale, AR and Patricia Newman of Fayetteville, AR, other relatives and many, many friends.
...Services for Mrs. Long were held at 12:00 Noon Saturday, December 22, 2012, on what would have been her 68th birthday, with Rev. Tim Casteel officiating. Burial was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Casket Bearers were Brandon Long, Trenton Long, Jeff Cox, Lloyd Ross, Junior Ross, Joe Denney and Jim Haag.
...Services were under the direction of Wallace Funeral Home.

Isabella Ann Tebo
...Isabella Ann Tebo, infant daughter of Jared and Megan Tebo, passed away December 16, 2012.
...Graveside services were held December 22, 2012 at Raymore Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Alexandra's House P.O. Box 10034 Kansas City, Missouri 64111.
...Isabella is survived by her parents; sister, Rosalynn Lee; grandparents, Debbie and Steve Hale of Pleasant Hill; Melinda and Bruce Tebo; great grandparents, Judy and Garry Hale and Rosie and Harry Kircher of Pleasant Hill.
...Arrangements by Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore.

Lou Belle
(James) Bunch
...Lou Belle (James) Bunch, 107, was born August 31, 1905 in Pleasant Hill, MO and departed this life on December 19, 2012 at Wilshire at Lakewood Care Center in Lee's Summit.
...She was the daughter of John Riley and Minnie Agnes (Dudley) James. Lou Belle grew up in the Hickory Grove Community near Pleasant Hill and attended Hickory Grove School through 8th grade.
...She was also a member of the Hickory Grove Baptist Church.
...On September 22, 1922 Lou Belle was united in marriage with Earnest B. Bunch and to this union four children were born. The Bunch family made their home in the Pleasant Hill/Strasburg area.
...Lou Belle was proud of being a "farm wife" and a mother. She did work briefly for the Booth Hatchery in Pleasant Hill and Hall's Grocery in Strasburg.
...After the death of her husband, Mr. Earnest Bunch, on August 3, 1995 Lou Belle continued to live in the Pleasant Hill area.
...In 1997 she moved to Lee's Summit to be closer to her children and in 2004, with her health declining, Lou Belle moved to Wilshire at Lakewood where she was a resident at the time of her death.
...In addition to her husband, Earnest, Lou Belle was preceded in death by her parents, John and Minnie James; one son, Stanley Bunch, one daughter, Margie Handelman; three brothers and three sisters.
...She is survived by one son, Everett R. Bunch and wife Pat of Lee's Summit; one daughter, Juanita Buchanan also of Lee's Summit; grandchildren, Linda Kay Moehle and Steve Bunch both of Lee's Summit and Harriet Gordon of Overland Park, KS; five great-grandchildren, six great-great grandchildren, other relatives and many, many friends.
...Funeral Services Mrs. Bunch were held on December 21, 2012 at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill with Pastor Preston Sanders officiating. Burial was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Casket Bearers were Jason Gordon, Max Gordon, Steve Bunch, Mike Moehle, Ken Ruehling and Bill James.
...Services were under the direction of Wallace Funeral Home

Allan Hoover
...Allan Hoover, 57, of Pleasant Hill, Missouri, departed this life Sunday, December 23, 2012, at his home.
Services are pending.
...A complete obituary will be posted in the next edition of the Pleasant Hill Times and online at www.stanleydickeyfuneralhome.com
...Arrangements will be under the direcxtion of the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home.

Mary Josephine (Comer) Park
...Mary Josephine (Comer) Park, 79, Raymore, departed this life on December 11, 2012 at the Rehabilitation Center of Raymore.
...She was born April 7, 1933 in Henley, Mo., the daughter of Jasper and Elizabeth Louise (Loethen) Comer, Sr.
...Mary spent most of her lifetime in the Cass County area and was a Pleasant Hill High School graduate.
...On September 6, 1952 she was united in marriage with Billy Ray Park at St. Bridget Catholic Church in Pleasant Hill and to this union three children were born.
...Mary and Billy lived in the Pleasant Hill area until 1972 when they moved to Harrisonville to make their home. In the early 1980s, they moved to Warsaw and lived there until 1997 when they moved to Peculiar. In 2010, declining health necessitated a move to Raymore. Billy Ray Park passed away on October 2, 2011.
...Mary Jo was a stay at home wife and mother until her youngest child went to school. She then became a certified nursing assistant and worked in several area nursing homes.
...In addition to her husband, Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Jasper and Elizabeth Comer, Sr.; one brother, Jasper Comer, Jr.; one sister, Virginia Walker and one grandson, Michael Wayne Coffel.
...She is survived by one son, Bobby Ray Park and wife April of Lee's Summit; two daughters, Mary Kay Riddle of Harrisonville and Betty June Holt and husband Richard of Warsaw; three sisters, Dorothy Thorp, Terry Kiger and Connie Fisher, all of Pleasant Hill; five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, other relatives and many friends.
...Funeral services were December 14, 2012 at the Wallace Funeral Home with Rev. Kent Deubner officiating.
...Music was provided by a grandson, Mathew Holt. Casket bearers were Richard Holt, Larry Kiger, Kevin Neville, Mathew Holt, Stanley Judd and Randy Comer. Burial in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
...The family suggests contributions to Grace Hospice, Foundation for Hospice Care, Attention: Donations, 9233 Ward Parkway, Suite 201, Kansas City, Missouri 64114, and may be mailed to above address or may be left at the funeral home.
...Services under the direction of the Wallace Funeral Home.

Velma Jean
(Lyons) Jones
...Velma Jean (Lyons) Jones, 72, Pleasant Hill, departed this life on December 14, 2012 at the Pleasant Hill Health and Rehabilitation Center.
...She was born November 25, 1940 in Quincy, Ill., the daughter of John L. Lyons and Janey May (Phelps) Lyons.
...She spent her younger years in the Quincy, Illinois area and graduated from Quincy High School. In 1959 Velma left Quincy and lived in several places, including Virginia and South Carolina, before moving to Pleasant Hill, in 1974.
...Velma was involved in nursing the majority of her life and worked for the Visiting Nurses Association for many years. She also managed Steve's Shoes in Pleasant Hill while working as part time caretaker of the Pleasant Hill City Lake. Later, Velma ran a home based children's daycare facility until declining health forced her retirement.
...Velma was preceded in death by her father, John L. Lyons; her mother, Janey May (Phelps) Lyons; one brother, Richard DeLonjay and one sister, Edna Merfin.
...She is survived by two sons, Robert L. Jones and wife Shelly of Pleasant Hill, and Richard L. Jones and wife Sandy of Belton; one daughter, Rhonda L. Jones and companion Norman Jeffries of Harrisonville; five grandchildren, Jessica, Braye, Cassandra, Christopher and Cody; five great-grandchildren, Jordan, Bryson, Bella, Brendan and Ava, other relatives and many friends.
...A graveside service and interment for Velma Jean (Lyons) Jones was held December 17, 2012 at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery with Pastor Preston Sanders officiating. In accordance with Velma's wishes, no visitation was scheduled.
Arrangements by Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Bobby Joe Willis
...Bobby Joe Willis, 76, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life on December 5, 2012 at the Lee's Summit Medical Center.
...He was born March 1, 1936, in Evansville, Ind., the son of Albert Mathias and Clara Pearl (Ruxer) Willis.
...Bob was a United States Air Force veteran.
On November 27, 1959, he was united in marriage to Brenda Jane Anderson in ...Malden, Mo.
...He and Brenda moved to Pleasant Hill in 1963.
...Bob began his working career as a salesman working for several companies, including Borden Foods in Kansas City.
...Later he owned and operated Express Muffler in Pleasant Hill; Buck's Barnyard in Lee's Summit and the Liquor Barn in Pleasant Hill.
He was a former city councilman and a former mayor of Pleasant Hill.
...He was a Master Mason and member of the Jewel Lodge #480 A.F & A.M, Pleasant Hill; a Kentucky Colonel; and the longest continuing member of the Pleasant Hills Golf Course.
...He was most proud of the fact that he was the Voice of the Roosters at Friday night football games for 32 years.
...He was also active in Pleasant Hill sports as a coach and official in football and basketball.
...He was a former Jaycee and Pleasant Hill Lions Club member.
...Bob enjoyed bass fishing, golfing, motorcycles and traveling in his RV.
...He and Brenda traveled through most of the United States and into Canada and Mexico.
...He was never afraid to try anything once; he even attended Auctioneer school. Bob lived life to its fullest and enjoyed every minute of it.
...Bob was preceded in death by his parents and one son; Brian J. Willis on July 25, 2009.
...He is survived by his wife Brenda of the home; two sons Bradley J. (and Beth) Willis of Greentown, Ind. and Brent J. (and Helene) Willis of Papillion, Nebr.; one daughter Beth J. (and Lance) Crull of Raymore; two sisters, Earlene Howard of Belle Chasse, La., and Elda Jean Owsley of Louisville, Ky.; one sister-in-law Susie (and H.A.) Todd of Pleasant Hill; eight grandchildren, Jaime, Venecia, Rebecca, Jeremy, Adam, Brieanna, Brooke and Sarah; three great grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Victoria and Ayden; other relatives and a host of friends.
Cremation has been accorded.
...A memorial service was held on Friday, December 7, 2012. Rev. Carl Knapp of the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church officiated. Inurnment will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery at a later date.
...The famnily suggests memorial contributions to the ALS Association or the Salvation Army and may be sent in care of the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Hoome.
Online condolences may be sent to the family and the video tribute may be viewed at www.stanlelydickeyfuneralhome.com
...Arrangements were under the direction of the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home of Pleasant Hill.

Harold R. Davis
...Harold R. Davis, 54, of Lee's Summit. Missouri, departed this life on December 5, 2012 at Lee's Summit Medical Center in Lee's Summit.
...He was born on August 31, 1958, in Kansas City, Missouroi. the son of Russel Howard and Mary Louise (Stowers) Davis.
...Harold spent his entire life in the Lee's Summit area and attended Lee's Summit Schools.
...Harold had worked for Unity Village in maintenance for 14 years, before his current job, also in maintenance, with the Jackson County Parks and Recreation Department.
...Harold attended the Baptist Church and had been a member of the Missouri Pony Pulling Association.
...Harold was preceded in death by his father, Russel Howard Davis, in 1983. His father also shared Harold's passion for pony pulling.
...He is survived by his mother, Mary Davis of the home; three children; one brother, Howard Davis and wife Shirley of Lee's Summit; three grandchildren; two nephews, Frank Davis and wife Dawn of Harrisonville and Monte Davis and wife Joli of Lee's Summit; one niece, Stacy Orskog and husband Shawn, also of Lee's Summit; four great-nephews, Zachery, Nathan, Dalton and Conner; two great-nieces, Samantha and Claire, other relatives and many friends.
...Funeral services were held on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill with Chaplain Jim Mullis officiating.
...Casket bearers included Al Mark, Eddy Decker, Mark Hite, Brent Howell, Craig Harp and Phil Thomas.
...Burial was in the Lee's Summit Cemetery.

Veronica G.
Barbarick
...Veronica G. Barbarick was born December 30, 1950 in Jefferson City, Missouri and departed this life unexpectedly on November 22, 2012 at her home in Pleasant Hill, Missouri at the age of 61 years. She was the daughter of Luther Paul "Luke" and Pauline (Hader) Barbarick. In 1952 the Barbarick family moved to Pleasant Hill to make their home.
...Veronica graduated from Pleasant Hill High School in 1968 and went to work at Stahl Manufacturing in Kingsville.
...In 1969 she was hired by Hallmark Cards. One day she read a notice on the company's postings that Hallmark was looking for an artist for their engraving department.
...Veronica achieved something unheard of – with no formal art training, just pure natural talent, she was placed in the program and became an engraver for the most famous card company in the world. She worked for Hallmark for 32 years, retiring in 2001.
...In May of 1992, Veronica achieved another one of her dreams, after living in Raytown for twenty-two years, she sold her house and purchased a farm in rural Pleasant Hill. Her "farm" was not only a home for her horses, but quickly became a haven for just about any critter that needed love and a home.
Veronica was a member of the Arabian Horse Association.
...She was preceded in death by her mother, Pauline Barbarick on May 31, 1991
...Veronica is survived by, her father Luther "Luke" Barbarick and wife Edna of Pleasant Hill; one brother, Paul Barbarick and wife Cindy of Raymore; two nephews, Brett Barbarick and wife Stacy of Peculiar and Travis Barbarick of Columbia; one niece, Cory Munson and husband Jason of Raytown; two great-nephews, Brock and Liam; two beloved horses, Sef and Jaxs, Dudley the donkey and Elliott the cat; other relatives and many, many friends.
...Cremation was accorded and a Memorial Service was held on November 29, 2012 at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill with Mr. Paul Barbarick officiating. Private Inurnment will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery at a later date. The family suggests contributions to Rainbow Meadows Equine Rescue and Retirement, Inc. (www.rainbowmeadowsranch.com)1949 Dalton Road, Sedan, Kansas 67361 (please make note "In Memory of Veronica Barbarick) or may be left at the funeral home.
...Arrangements by Wallace Funeral Home.

Kay Lynn Bahorski
...Kay Lynn Bahorski, 55, of Lee's Summit, departed this life November 28, 2012, at St. Luke's East Hospital in Lee's Summit. 
...She was born October 8, 1957, in Detroit, Mich., the daughter of George Benjamin and Ardath Lois (Richards) DeMink. 
...She was a 1975 Detroit Cody High School graduate 
...On July 3, 1978, Kay was united in marriage to Robert J. Bahorski in Detroit.  They were no longer married. 
...She was a night stocker with Wal-Mart in Lee's Summit for over 20 years.  Her spare time was devoted to children and grandchildren. 
...Kay was preceded in death by her daughter, Karen Lynne Bahorski; one grandson, Dillon Bahorski; and one brother, Daniel DeMink.  
...She is survived by four sons, Randy Bahorski of Detroit; Joseph Bahorski, Raymond Bahorski and Jeffrey Bahorski, all of Lee's Summit; one brother, David and his wife Inez DeMink of Kansas City; one sister, Nancy DeMink of Detroit; five grandchildren, Jordan, Skylar, Ethan, Charlie and Korey; other relatives and friends.  
...Funeral services were Saturday, December 1, 2012, at the funeral home.  Rev. Larry Thomas of the Raytown First Baptist Church officiated.  Interment in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. 
...Casket bearers are Randy Bahorski, Joseph Bahorski, Raymond Bahorski, Jeffrey Bahorski, Sean Evens, Anthony Grote and John Taylor. 
...Online condolences may be sent to the family and the video tribute may be viewed at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com 
...Arrangements by  Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Ruth (Kimberling) Swofford
...Ruth (Kimberling) Swofford, 93, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life on November 23, 2012 at the Pleasant Hill Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born May 8, 1919 in Reeds Springs, Missouri, the daughter of William Wesley and Mariam (Hall) Kimberling, Jr.
...Ruth was a 1938 graduate of Blue Eye High School in Blue Eye, Missouri. On July 2, 1938 she was united in marriage with Amos D. Swofford in Galena, Missouri.
...Ruth and Amos made their home in Berryville, Ark. where their five children were born. In 1954, the Swofford family moved to the Kansas City area. In 1959, they moved to Pleasant Hill.
...Amos Swofford passed away on August 1, 1985, and Ruth continued to make her home in Pleasant Hill until her passing.
...Ruth was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was devoted to her Lord and a faithful, 50 year Charter Member of Hope Baptist Church, teaching Sunday School for many years.
...In addition to her husband Amos Swofford, Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, William W. and Mariam Kimberling, Jr.; 12 brothers and sisters and one grandson, Robbie.
...Ruth is survived by four sons, Rev. Gene Swofford and wife Pat of Ozark, Mo.; Ronnie Swofford of Elkins, Ark.; Danny Swofford and wife Nancy of Pleasant Hill; Kenny Swofford and wife Donna also of Pleasant Hill; one daughter, Brenda Swofford of Pleasant Hill, 15 grandchildren and their spouses, 31 great grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren other relatives and many friends.
...Services for Ruth (Kimberling) Swofford were held November 28, 2012 at the Wallace Funeral Home. Rev. Gene Swofford officiated. Assisting ministers were Rev. Jim Erickson and Rev. Steven Pennington. Music was provided by Dr. Fred Lacuesta, Omega Hospice Chaplin.
...Casket bearers were Jim Swofford, Chris Swofford, Andrew Swofford, Dave Swofford, Don Swofford, Mike Gray and Dave Jackson. Burial in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
...The family suggests contributions to the Big Creek Baptist Church Building Fund.
...Arrangements by Wallace Funeral Home.

Charles Vernie
Duffey
...Charles Vernie Duffey, 63, of Witter, Ark., died November 21, 2012 at the Veterans Healthcare System of the Ozarks in Fayetteville, Ark. He was born December 1, 1948 at Marshall, Mo., the son of Raphiel Duffey and Iva Scott.
...He was a graduate of the Pleasant Hill High School. He later worked for Pleasant Hill R-III Schools until he retired in 2004 after 28 years of service.
...Charles was a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving in the United States Army. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Pleasant Hill and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3118, in Pleasant Hill. He was involved with the Boy Scouts as a child and later in life as a leader. He loved walking in the woods and teaching others what he had discovered on his nature walks.
...He was preceded in death by his brother, Raphiel Duffey, Jr. Survivors include his wife, Ruby Ann Williams Duffey, of the home, whom he married on July 4, 2000 at Eureka Springs, Ark.; two sons, Patrick Dillon of Witter, Ark. and Jeremy Dillon of Belton; one daughter and son-in-law, Sharri and Paul Smith of Pleasant Hill; his father and stepmother, Raphiel and Wilma Duffey of Huntsville, Ala.; his mother, Iva Scott of Pleasant Hill; one brother and sister-in-law, Greg and Rebecca Duffey of Tracy, Mo; one sister, Rebecca Nagel of Texas; one grandson, Joshua Akins of Lee's Summit; three granddaughters, Kara Smith, Emma Smith and Hannah Smith, all of Pleasant Hill; one great-granddaughter, Brylea Akins of Lee's Summit; two nephews, Ethan Duffey and Gideon Duffey and one niece, Jessica Duffey.
...Graveside services were held November 23, at the Venus Cemetery. Rev. Gary Faulkner officiated. Pallbearers were Dennis Williams, Kenny Williams, Doug Williams, Greg Duffey, Barry Brown and Paul Smith.
...Arrangements were by Brashears Funeral Home www.brashearsfuneralhome.net of Huntsville, Ark.

Carl D. Hoover
...Carl D. Hoover, 78, departed this life on November 26, 2012 at his son's home in Holden. He was born July 22, 1934 in Clinton, the son of Virgil Lloyd and Nellie (Powell) Hoover.
...Carl spent most of his lifetime in the Johnson and Cass County areas. He graduated from Kingsville High School in 1952 and attended college one year before serving his country in the United States Army.
...On July 24, 1972 he was united in marriage with Judith Marie Pfaff in Las Vegas, Nevada and they spent most of their married life Pleasant Hill.
...Carl loved to write poetry. After buying a card for family members, he would write a more eloquent, longer verse to include with the card.
...Carl was a lumber truck driver for International Paper Company and for many years was a Boy Scout leader in Pleasant Hill.
...He was preceded in death by his wife, Judith Marie Hoover on August 6, 2005 and his parents, Virgil and Nellie Hoover.
...Carl is survived by one son, Michael Hoover and wife Amy of Holden; one daughter, Christina High and husband Darell of Raytown; one sister, Wilma Jean Abney of Clinton; seven grandchildren, other relatives and many friends.
...Funeral service were held on November 30, 2012 at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill with Chaplain Erich Kurz officiating.
...Burial was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
...Casket bearers were Chris Trantham, Ben Trantham, Marvin Abney, Roger West and Dean Ring.
...The family suggests contributions "In Memory of Carl" to Crossroads Hospice, 9237 Ward Parkway, Suite 300, Kansas City, Missouri 64114.
 ...Arrangements were undder the direction of the Wallace Funeral Home

Arnold Lewis Wealand
...Arnold Lewis Wealand, 92, of Lee's Summit, passed away November 29, 2012 at the Village House at John Knox Village after a long illness. 
...He was born September 10, 1920, in Ponca City, Okla., the son of John Hollinger and Fannie Mae Easter Wealand. 
...Mr. Wealand was a 1938 Lee's Summit High School graduate,and served as as his high school class president for three years.  
...He served in World War II as a member of the Merchant Marines, delivering troops and supplies to ports throughout the European and Pacific theaters of operations. 
...On August 6, 1960, he was united in marriage to Nina Wealand in Lee's Summit.  She preceded him in death on October 2, 2007.  
...Mr. Wealand worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone System for 36 years, retiring in 1982. 
...Mr. Wealand was best known for his athletic successes. He was a three sport letterman during the three years he attended Lee's Summit High School, serving as captain of the football and basketball teams, and he was a Little Six Conference All Star in football and basketball his junior and senior years. 
...Later in his life, he was an avid bowler and anchored his team in the SWBS bowling league for many years.
...Mr. Wealand was also preceded in death by one brother, Richard Wealand and one sister, Dorothy Ludlow. 
...He is survived by his daughter, Jana Balke of Lumberton, New Jersey; his step-daughter, Linda Brock, of Marshall, Mo.; his son Tom Wealand of Kansas City; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one sister Pat Reeves of Holton, Kansas; other relatives and friends. 
...Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, December 5, at the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home.  Rev. D. Kent Deubner of the Pleasant Hill First Christian Church will officiate. 
...Interment will follow at Elm Springs Cemetery, Kingsville, with full military honors by the Veteran of Foreign Wars Post #3118 Honor Guard.  
...Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until service time at the funeral home on Wednesday. The family suggesgs tat donations be made, in lieu of flowers to the American Heart Association and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
...Arrangements were under the direction of the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Lillie T. (Small)
Barrow
...Lillie T. (Small) Barrow, 105, departed this life on November 19, 2012 at Wilshire at Lakewood in Lee's Summit.
She was born December 12, 1906 in Pleasant Hill, the daughter of Alexander Johnson and Nannie (Smith) Small.
...On December 26, 1936, she was united in marriage with Owen Curtis "Buck" Barrow in Pleasant Hill.
...After their marriage Lillie and Buck moved to Toledo, Ohio, where they lived for 11 years.
...In 1947, the Barrow family returned to Pleasant Hill to make their home.
...Buck Barrow passed away on February 6, 1979.
...After Buck's death, Lillie continued to live in the family home in Pleasant Hill until, at the age of 102, declining health necessitated a move to Wilshire at Lakewood Care Center.
...Lillie was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who was completely devoted to her family.
...She was an extremely talented seamstress and thoroughly enjoyed sewing for her daughters and grandchildren.
...As a young woman, she won many ribbons with her beautiful quilts at the County Fair. Lillie enjoyed writing poetry, and especially loved painting, starting at a very young age and continuing throughout her life.
...Lillie was a member of the First Baptist Church of Pleasant Hill.
...She was a member of the Ivy Leaf Chapter of O.E.S. of Pleasant Hill and had served as Worthy Matron in 1968. In 2008 Ivy Leaf Chapter O.E.S. presented her with her 50 year membership pin which she treasured. She attended Past Matrons meetings until she moved to Wilshire.
...In addition to her husband, Buck, Lillie was preceded in death by her parents, Alexander and Nannie Small; four brothers, Claude Small, George Small, Sandy Small, John Small and five sisters, Lola Hayes, Alma Parris, Pearl James, Nannie Mitchell and Linnie Dickerson.
...She is survived by three daughters, Carol Harvkey and husband Sam of Yuma, Ariz.; Anita Parris and husband Sam of Lee's Summit, and Vicki Lawrence also of Lee's Summit; five grandchildren, Tina Carlile, Steven and Michael Harvkey, Sandy Price and Daniel Lawrence; seven great-grandchildren, other relatives and many friends.
...Services were held Nov. 23, 2012 at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill with an Ivy Leaf Chapter, O.E.S. Memorial Service after the funeral service. Evangelist Don Carlile officiated.
...Casket Bearers were Daniel Lawrence, Eric Price, Don Carlile, Perry Wilmoth, Ray Parris and Jerrall Hayes.
Burial in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Aileen (Kroll)
Montgomery
...Aileen (Kroll) Montgomery, 50, Belton, passed away on November 18, 2012 after a 16-year battle with breast cancer.
...Aileen was born Dec. 17, 1961 in Kansas City, to Ed and Aileen Kroll.
...She grew up and resided most of her life in Grandview and Belton.
...Her life work was as a pet groomer and she had a passion for her animals. It was not uncommon for her to provide shelter for strays—both four and two legged.
...Aileen cherished having her children and their friends around. Her grandchildren then became the loves of her life.
Aileen had a quick wit and an infectious laugh and she will be greatly missed.
...Aileen is survived by her children Ryan Templeton, Zack (Angela) Templeton, Stephanie Templeton (Tyler Gillette), all of Belton, and Joe Templeton, Marshall; grandchildren Taylor Templeton, Dominic Templeton, Kaleb Templeton, Adyson Gillette, Devin Templeton; Kiahna Templeton, Brayden Templeton; siblings Ed Kroll, Steve Kroll, Nancy Sanderson, Sallie Richardson, Brian Kroll, and many relatives and friends.
...A private memorial service was held November 27 at Miracle Apostolic Church in Pleasant Hill.
...The family suggests memorial contributions to: Continua Hospice, 13002 State Line Road, Leawood, Kans. 66209, or American Cancer Society, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave., Kansas City, MO 64105.
...Arrangements were under the direction of the Reflections Memorial Services (816) 561-0101.

Cheryl "Cheri" Diane Ferwalt
...Cheryl "Cheri" Diane Ferwalt, 64, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life on November 16, 2012, at the John Knox Village Care Hospice House, Lee's Summit.
...She was born December 6, 1947, in Kansas City, the daughter of Elmer J. and Betty J. (Hauer) Dickerson.
...She was a 1965 South East High School graduate.
...On November 1, 1968, she was united in marriage to Robert E. Ferwalt in Kansas City.
...Cheri had been a processor with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service in Kansas City for several years and had owned and operated her own gas station in the Red Bridge area.
...She was a member of the Big Creek Baptist Church, Pleasant Hill.
...She was a loving daughter, sister, mother and grandmother.
...Cheri was preceded in death by her father Elmer on May 20, 1999.
...She is survived by her mother Betty Dickerson of Pleasant Hill; three children, Kimberly Ferwalt of Lee's Summit, Robert Ferwalt of Cameron and Jeffrey Ferwalt of Lee's Summit; three grandchildren, Ashanta Ferwalt of Holden, Haden Ferwalt of Lee's Summit, Samantha Ferwalt of Clinton; three brothers, Rick (and Janell) Dickerson of Kansas City; Phil (and Stella) Dickerson of Chino, Calif. and Dan Dickerson of Adrian; other relatives and many friends.
...At Cheri's request, her body has been donated to the University of Kansas Medical Center for medical research.
...The family will host a memorial service at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 1, 2012, at the Big Creek Baptist Church.
Pastor Todd MacLean, minister of the church, will officiate.
...Music will be rendered by Nathan Lawrence and Robert Ferwalt.
...Scripture will be read by Haden Ferwalt. Internment will be in the Oakland Cemetery in Buckner, Missouri, at a later date.
...In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Big Creek Baptist Church.
...Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com Funeral arrangements were under the directioon of the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home of Pleasant Hill.

Walter Wallace Mitchell
...Walter Wallace Mitchell, 83, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life November 9, 2012, at the Vitas Hospice Inpatient Unit, Research Hospital. He was born September 30, 1929, in Stella, Missouri, the son of Wallace Albert and Ada Marie (Terry) Mitchell. 
...He was a United States Army Korean War Veteran proudly serving his country from 1950 to 1953.
...On August 8, 1991, he was united in marriage to Willa Dean Davis in Las Vegas, Nevada.
...Walter was a production manager for Farris Burns in Kansas City.
...He was an active member of the Big Creek Baptist Church, Pleasant Hill; American Legion Post #0327, Shawnee, Kansas; Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #4409, Harrisonville; Masonic Lodge #436 A.F & A.M, Overland Park, Kans.; and the Abdallah Shrine Temple, Overland Park, Kans.
...He was preceded in death by two sisters, Willa L. Busse and Betty Catheryn Dixon.
...Walter is survived by his wife, Willa Dean of the home; one son, Lynn (and Marsha) Mitchell of Salt Lake City, Utah; one daughter, Sandy Mitchell of Kansas City; one step-son, Bob (and Faith) Likins of Wilmington, Ohio; one step-daughter, Sonya (and Scott) Jury of Kansas City; five grandchildren; one brother, Harroll (and Sharon) Mitchell of Vail, Ariz.; two sisters, Carole Yoakum of Raymore, and Doris (and Ralph) Hines of Freeman; other relatives and many friends.
...Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, November 19, 2012, at the Big Creek Baptist Church, 200 S. Jeffreys St., Pleasant Hill.  Pastor Todd MacLean, minister of the church, will officiate.  Graveside military services and interment will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery with full military honors by the Pleasant Hill VFW Post #3118 Honor Guard. 
...Visitation will be held 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, November 18, 2012, at the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home of Pleasant Hill..
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Big Creek Baptist Church Building Fund and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
...Online condolences may be sent to the family and the video tribute may be viewed at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com.

Buddie G. Anderson
...Mrs. Buddie Grace Anderson, 80, of Raytown, formerly of Pleasant Hill, departed this life November 5, 2012 at the Monterey Park Nursing Center in Independence.
...She was born January 17, 1932 in Kansas City, the daughter of Howard Bud and Elsie Irene (Taylor) Cain.  She  
In 1952, Buddie was united in marriage to Robert E. Arndt; she later married James D. Rowe in 1960; then in 1992, she married Bill Anderson. He preceded her in death on December 24, 2007.
...Buddie co-owned and operated the Dairy Queen at 95th and Holmes in Kansas City for several years. 
...She was a wonderful mother and homemaker. She earned many ribbons for her pies at county fairs and contests.  She was outspoken, and often wrote letters to the editor of local papers. Most importantly she enjoyed her time with family and friends, especially the grandchildren.
...Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, John Cain and James Cain, and one sister, Nadine Trapnell.
...She is survived by her son, John (and Danelle) Rowe of Washougal, Wash.; two daughters, Melanie (and Ken) Horrell and Sherri (and Bill) Stewart, both of Blue Springs; four grandchildren, Sabrina (and Nicholas) Pacheco of Raytown; Brian (and Kelly) Horrell of Waukesha, Wisc., Kevin (and Ashley) Horrell of Grain Valley, and Chris Horrell of Blue Springs; three great grandchildren, Sophia Grace, Edward and Taylor;  one sister, Helen Brooks of Osceola, Ark.; and her beloved sister-in-law, Norma Cain of Raytown; other relatives and many friends.
...Funeral services were held November 9, 2012, at the funeral home. Rev. Winda "Windy" Lovett officiated.  Interment in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.  Casket bearers were Danny Barker, Mark Cain, Richard Cain, Brian Horrell, Chris Horrell, Kevin Horrell and Nicholas Pacheco. 
...Buddie had a passion for the care of abandoned animals. The family encourages memorial contributions in her memory to Wayside Waifs and may be sent in care of the funeral home
...Online condolences may be sent to the family and the video tribute may be viewed at www.stanleydickeyfuneralhome.com.
...Arrangements by  Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Frances Jean
Otto Lenox
...Frances Jean Otto Lenox, 83 of Pleasant Hill, died October 31, 2012. Ms. Lenox was a native of Decatur, Ill. and resident of Fleming Island, Fla. for the past six years, having moved here from Pleasant Hill, where she lived for over 50 years.
...While living at the Terrace of Fleming Island, Ms. Lenox participated in the bell choir and was a "Bingo Extraordinaire." She enjoyed arts and crafts, as well as, playing the guitar and singing.
...Survivors include two sons, John (Julie Adams) Lenox and Guy Robert (Glenda) Lenox, five grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
...Services will be private with family in Missouri.
...Arrangements are under the care of Russell Haven of Rest Cemetery, Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 2335 Sandridge Road, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043.
...Family and friends may share their condolences at: www.RHRCemeteryandFuneralHome.com.

James Pierce
Renfrow, Jr.
...James Pierce Renfrow, Jr, 82, formerly of Pleasant Hill and Belton, passed away October 26. Jim was born Jan. 16, 1930 in Denver, Colo. to James Pierce Sr. and Alice Marie (Daniels) Renfrow.
...Jim graduated from East High School in Kansas City in 1948. He married Glenda Sue Pippin and had two daughters. He later married Hazel Marie (Francy) Renfrow in 1959 and had three daughters.
...He worked at Southwestern Bell from 1948 to 1983 and retired at the age of 53. He was a member of the Big Creek Baptist church in Pleasant Hill and the Belton Masonic Lodge #450.
...He volunteered for the Shriner's Children's Hospital and Meals on Wheels. He enjoyed golf, bowling, playing cards and traveling.
...He was preceded in death by his wife Hazel in 1994. He is survived by his daughters, Doris Park (Wade), Linda Poindexter (John), Alice Matthews (Steve), Elizabeth Bishop (Don) and Jamie King Alaniz (Michael).
...Jim had 11 grandchildren, David Erikson, Angie McPike, Logan and Hunter Park, Amy Poindexter, Steven and Blaine Matthews, Eric and Rebecca Bishop and Colin and Riley King. He had four great grandchildren, Noah, Abbey and Luke Erickson and Skyler Gunn; his brother, Dan Renfrow (Sheila); his sisters, Patricia Brown, Pam McClure (John) and the late Betty Johnson. He leaves behind his long time companion Lou Nash of Belton.
...Visitation will be held Thursday, November 1 at Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill, from 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will be on Friday, November 2 at 11 a.m. at New Beginnings Church of the Nazarene, 601 NW Libby Lane, Lee's Summit, Mo. 64063
...In memory of James Renfrow family suggests contributions to Shriners Hospitals for Children.(www.wallace-funeralhomes.com).

Jeanne Floyd
...Dorothy Jeanne Floyd, 85, of Joplin, passed away October 24, 2012 at Freeman Hospital West in Joplin.
...She was born December 4, 1926 in Pleasant Hill, the daughter of the late Richard Henry Schramm and Mildred Irene Moore Schramm.
...Dorothy had lived in Joplin since 2009, moving from Asbury, Mo., where she'd lived since 1991. She had previously lived in Olathe, Kan. from 1970 to 1991 and in Lee's Summit.
...Jeanne worked since the age of 18. During World War II she was a civil service employee for the Quartermaster's office in Kansas City, assisting casualty families in claiming personal effects. She worked over 15 years for Lake City Army Ammunition Depot; worked as a secretary for Simmons Gun of Olathe, Olathe State Bank and Sears in Overland Park.
...On November 20, 1965 she married Charles S. Floyd at Lee's Summit. He survives.
...She was preceded in death by a son, Jerry Richard Collins, on December 22, 1988.
...Survivors include two grandchildren,Donald Richard Collins and wife Angela of Ava and Cortney Jeanne Collins of Pleasant Hill; two great-grandchildren, Mazlynn Kancey Collins and Quynn Mylar Collins, both of Pleasant Hill; daughter-in-law, Kay Lynn Collins of Pleasant Hill.
...Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Parker Mortuary. Private interment will be in Lee's Summit City Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Joplin Humane Society in care of the mortuary.

Alonzo Raymond
Brown
...Ray Brown, 83, of Pleasant Hill, passed away Tuesday, October 16, 2012.
...Ray was born on February 3, 1929, in Kansas City, Kansas to his parents, John and Minnie Brown.
...He was in the Kansas National Guard from 1946-1950 and received an Honorable Discharge as PFC.
...Ray was a metal polisher at Hiles Plating for 30 years. He moved to Pleasant Hill in February of 2009. Ray was preceded in death by his wife, Georgiann Ethel Brown.
...He is survived by daughters, Diana Stallman and husband Glen of Pleasant Hill, Deborah Clymens and husband Daniel of Gladstone; four grandchildren; four great grandchildren; a sister, Ida Newell of Lawrence, Kans. and brother, John Brown of Overland Park, Kans.
...Funeral services were held on October 20, 2012 at the chapel. Burial will be in the Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.
...Fond memories and condolences for the family may be left at www.floralhillsfuneralhome.com.
...Arrangements by D.W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Funeral Home, Kansas City.

Randall E. "Randy" Leslie
...Randall E. "Randy" Leslie, 57, of Garden City, departed this life on October 9, 2012 at his home, surrounded by his loving family, after fighting a battle with bladder cancer.
...He was born April 5, 1955 in Ft. Scott, Kansas, the son of Lee O. and Cora E. (Brown) Leslie. Randy attended school in Kansas City, Kansas and proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corp.
...After his military service, Randy worked in law enforcement and at the time of his death was head of security at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City.
...Randy had been a resident of the Kansas City/Raytown area until about 20 years ago when he moved to his beloved farm near Garden City. He was into roping, riding horses and loved his dogs/cats.
...He was preceded in death by his parents, Lee O. and Cora E. (Brown) Leslie; one brother, Daniel Leslie and two sisters, Carol Davis and Wanda Copeland.
...Randy is survived by three children, Diana, Brian and Joshua; six grandchildren, Renae, Matthew, Audrey, Alden, Amelia and Braysen; four brothers, Robert "Robin" Leslie and Roger Leslie, both of Shawnee, Kans.; Marvin Leslie of Holt, Missouri and Steve Leslie of Overland Park, Kans.; four sisters, Linda Collins of Emporia, Kans., Leanna Schones of Kansas City, Deanna Sowers of Farr West, Utah and Kathy Blood of Garden City, Kans.; other relatives and many friends.
...Services for Mr. Leslie will be 11a.m. Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at the Lee's Summit Seventh-day Adventist Church, 12501 S. 7 Highway, Lee's Summit, with Pastor Eddie Cabrera, officiating.
...Casket bearers are Terry Ford, Aaron Ambrose, Harvey Oberweather, Bob Wheeldon,David Schemenuer and Anthony Cook. Burial will be in Shawnee Mission Memory Gardens, 23215 W. 75th Street, Shawnee Mission, Kansas 66227. The family will receive friends from 7- 9 p.m. Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at the Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.
...In memory of Randy Leslie contributions may be made to Wayside Waifs, P.O. Box 9791, Kansas City, MO 64134 or American Cancer Society, Kansas City Metro Office, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, Kansas City , MO 64105. Donations may be mailed directly to the above addresses or left at the funeral home.

Bonnie C. (Lee) Becker
...A "Celebration of Life" Memorial Service for Bonnie C. (Lee) Becker will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 20, 2012 at the Strasburg Baptist Church in Strasburg, Missouri with Rev. Preston Sanders officiating.
...Contributions in Memory of Bonnie may be made to Camp Harlow and left at the church the day of the service or sent in care of the Wallace Funeral Home, 422 N. Lake Street, Pleasant Hill, Missouri 64080.

Noel Kirsten Blevens
...Noel Kirsten Blevens, 38, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life October 11, 2012. He was born May 20, 1974 in Anchorage, Alaska, the son of Freddy DeWayne and Patricia Marlene (Anderson) Blevens.  
...On October 9, 2012, he was united in marriage Michele Kristie Thiry in Peculiar.
...Noel was a 1993 Prairie Home, Missouri, High School graduate. He earned a bachelor's degree from Central Missouri State University and was currently working on his doctorate through the University of Phoenix. He was employed as an Information Management Specialist for the Kansas City University of Medicine and Bio Sciences. He had also worked as the Information Management Specialist for the Pleasant Hill R-3 school district. 
...Noel was an amazing father, beloved husband, devoted son, supportive brother and overall caring person to anyone who touched his life. 
...He was preceded in death by his father; and one daughter, DeLanie Blevens. 
...He is survived by his wife Michele of the home; two sons, Alexander Blevens and Erin Blevens, both of the home; two step-daughters Madeline Helms and Marissa Helms, both of the home; his mother, Patricia Blevens of Windsor; one sister, Adrian Blevens of Pilot Grove, Missouri; his paternal grandparents, Joe and Edna Swarb of Roff, Okla.; other relatives and a host of friends. 
...Cremation has been accorded. Memorial services will be held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, October 16, 2012, at the funeral home. Rev. D. Kent Deubner of the First Christian Church, Pleasant Hill will officiate. 
...Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. until service time Tuesday evening at the funeral home. 
...Memorial contributions are suggested to "Score 1 for Health" and may be sent in care of the funeral home. 
...Online condolences may be sent to the family and the video tribute may be viewed at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Lawrence E. Davis
...Lawrence Eugene Davis, 87, of Lee's Summit, formerly of Pleasant Hill, departed this life on October 11, 2012 at the Lee's Summit Medical Center.
...He was born November 3, 1924 near Appleton City, the youngest son of William and Martha Erman (Carrell) Davis.  On October 7, 1950, he was united in marriage to Naomi Faye Bailey in Appleton City.  They enjoyed over 62 years of marriage.
...Gene spent his early years in Bates County and attended Reynard School.  In 1943 he moved to Kansas City, where he was employed by various places as a welder. 
...He spent 24 years at Black, Swalls & Bryson; later retiring from Shick Tubeveyor in February, 1987. .Gene was a member of the Strasburg Union Church.  In his spare time he enjoyed hunting, fishing and working in his shop.
...Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters.
...Gene is survived by his wife Naomi of the home; two sons, Kenneth Eugene Davis and his wife Marie of Lee's Summit, and Roy William Davis and his wife Julie of Oak Grove; four grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren; other relatives and many friends.
...Funeral services were held October 14, 2012, at the funeral home.  Rev. John Clark of the Strasburg Union Church officiated.  Casket bearers were Matt Chisesi, Bradley Davis, Ryan Day, Charlie Harris, Gary Rapp and Kyle Mueller.   Interment will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. 
...Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
...Memorial contributions are suggested to the Strasburg Union Church and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
...Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com Arrangements by  Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong, Pleasant Hill,Missouri (816) 540-5550.

Norene "Pegi" Collings
...Norene "Pegi" Collings, 87, of Pleasant Hill, Missouri, was born August 13, 1925 in Harper, Kansas, the daughter of Roy Edward and Edith Mabel (Petry) Carr. She died October 2, 2012 with loving family by her side at an Alzheimer's home in Leawood, Kansas.
...Pegi met her husband, William "Bill" Collings at his cousin's home in Kansas City on February 10, 1960. They were engaged on July 10 at the Unity Rose Garden and married on September 10, 1960 at the Community Christian Church near the Plaza.
...Pegi was a bank teller for The Pleasant Hill Bank for about 25 years, retiring in 1994. Prior to marriage, she had worked at Kansas City Power & Light Company. Before moving to Kansas City, Pegi worked at the Boeing plant in Wichita and owned the Carr Sandwich Shop in Harper.
...Pegi was devoted to her husband, her daughters, and her extended family. She was a member of the Pleasant Hill First Christian Church. She enjoyed traveling, knitting, square dancing, and playing cards and games. Pegi & Bill took many bus trips and have also been to Alaska twice and Hawaii once. Other travels with her daughters included Key West, Las Vegas, beaches in Florida and Alabama, and even a cruise to Mexico.
...During the course of her life, Pegi was involved with the Plum Grove 4-H, the Wingate Neighborhood Club, and the Hoot & Holler Square Dance Club. Prior to meeting the very handsome love of her life, she was a founding member of the Y.U.A.F. (young, unmarried adult fellowship) class at Community Christian Church. She was a 1943 graduate of Harper High School where she was active with the Termites social club – a group who remained friends for life.
...Pegi was preceded in death by her husband, Bill, on May 14, 2004. She was also preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Edy; three brothers Don Carr, Duane Carr, and Dennis Carr; and one sister Norma Reed.
...Pegi is survived by her two daughters Kelly Collings and Nancy Collings, of Lee's Summit, Missouri; her grandpup Bo; two sisters Nadine (Chuck) Brown of Grand Prairie, TX, and Nardy (Wes) Yoder of Tulsa, OK; numerous nieces and nephews; two sisters-in-law; and many other relatives and friends, including Kelly's fiancé, Jim Rumbo.
...A Celebration of Pegi's Life was held October 7, at the funeral home. Burial was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
...The family would like to thank her devoted caregivers as well as Village Hospice and Crossroads Hospice.
...Pegi's brain was donated for Alzheimer's research. Memorial contributions in Pegi's memory may be made payable to KU Endowment – Alzheimer's Disease Center and sent in care of the funeral home.
...Online condolences may be sent to the family and the video tribute may be viewed at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com
...Arrangements: Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Silvia Gabiele
(Taylor) Hogan
...Silvia Gabiele Hogan, 56, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life unexpectedly on September 21, 2012 at her home. She was born April 16, 1956 in Furth, Germany, where her father was stationed with the United States Army.
...She was the daughter of Charles W. and Helga Ruth (Stepputtis) Taylor. Silvia graduated from Pleasant Hill High School in 1974, and went to work as an assembler in a manufacturing company until failing health forced her retirement.
...She was preceded in death by her father, Charles W. Taylor on December 15, 1970; her mother, Helga Ruth Taylor on November 2, 2010 and one sister, Heidemarie B. Ross on May 29, 2008.
...Silvia is survived by one daughter, Tiffany R. Heaper and husband Charlie of Chilhowee; two sons, Michael B. Miller of Blue Springs, and Chance S. Park of Kansas City; one brother, Charles H. Taylor and wife Jackie of Pleasant Hill; four grandchildren, other relatives and many friends.
...As requested by Silvia, cremation has been accorded and no services are scheduled. Arrangements by Wallace Funeral Home (www.wallace-funeralhomes.com), Pleasant Hill.

Edward J. (Stally) Stalnaker
...Edward J. Stalnaker, 90, left us for a better place September 16, 2012.  He was born on a farm near New Hampton, Mo., January 15, 1922, grew up in Pleasant Hill, the son of Elsie Mae (Franklin) and Dillard V. Stalnaker.
...He is survived by his wife Marge; daughter Valerie Williams; sons, Randy (Ann) and Noel (Shelley) Stalnaker; six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter; sisters, Mary "Dolly" Macrae, Raytown, and Evelyn Hitt, Pleasant Hill, and an uncle, Herschel Franklin, Harrisonville.
...He was an avid golfer, dog lover, woodworker, genealogist and letters-to-the-editor writer. 
...He was a Naval fighter pilot during WW II. He met the love of his life, Marge, an instrument flight instructor, while in pilot training in Beeville, Tex.  It was a toss-up between earning his Wings and graduating from college for his proudest achievement. 
...Funeral services were held September 19, 2012, with burial at the Houston National Cemetery.  A memorial service was held September 27, 2012 at Copperfield Estates, in Houston, Tex.
...In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital.

Leslie George Meyer
...Leslie George Meyer, 49, of Garden City, died September 19, 2012, at Cass Regional Medical Center, Harrisonville.
...He was born September 21, 1962, at Clinton, the son of Charles H. Meyer and Dolores (O'Neal) Meyer.
...George attended elementary school at Urich and graduated from Sherwood High School in 1981. George assisted his father in farming during his high school years and was an agriculture vo-tech student at Clinton for two years. While in high school, he was a member of the Future Farmers of America and enjoyed his black 1966 Chevelle Super Sport.
...George married Kimberly Ann Clark of Garden City on May 20, 1989.
George worked as a quality control supervisor at NeCo Seeds at Garden City for 18 years and as an operator at Superior-Bowen Asphalt Company in Kansas City.
...He was preceded in death by his father and his maternal and paternal grandparents
...George is survived by his wife Kim, two sons, Justin and Asa Meyer, and one daughter, Rachel Meyer of the home; his mother, Dolores Meyer of Creighton, two brothers, Terry Meyer and wife Janet of Pleasant Hill and Chuck Meyer of Creighton; two sisters, Julie Allee and husband Ron of Creighton, and Susanne Dierking and husband Kent of Pleasant Hill, nieces and nephews, other relatives, and many friends.
...George will be remembered as a kind, friendly man who loved his family and friends. George had a big heart; he was always willing to help others.
...A Celebration of Life Service was held September 24, 2012 at the United Methodist Church, Creighton under the direction of Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville.
...Private family burial. Family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Children's Education Fund.

Virginia Thornton
...Virginia Ruth Thornton, 90, of Weaubleu, passed away September 25, 2012 at Citizens Memorial Hospital, Bolivar. She was born July 6, 1922 to Clarence Otto and Ruth Christina (Barnard) Oliver near Hickman Hills.
...On December 6, 1940 she was united in marriage to John Phillip "Johnny" Thornton and to this union two sons were born.
...They started farming near Kingsville. In 1943 they moved to Watsonville, Calif. where Johnny started driving trucks, and Virginia operated a Shell Service Station. She received an award from Shell as the best Shell lady on the west coast.
...October, 1943, they resumed farming near Holden, then Harrisonville where they were active in 4-H Club work, Boy Scouts and community work. Virginia was a member of the Lone Tree School Board.
...After the boys graduated, Virginia went to college and earned an Associate's degree in accounting and taxes. In 1982, they bought a small farm near Quincy. ...She was a member of the Hopewell Baptist Church, Quincy.
...She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Ruth Oliver; five brothers, Kenneth, Clarence, Elvin, Bennie and Jack; one sister, Thelma Giddings; two granddaughters, Carrie Jo Thornton and Kimberly Layne Thornton; her foster son, Jerry Lee Graham and her husband.
...Survivors include her two sons and wives, Charles and Christine Thornton of Mahopac, New York and Don and Janice Thornton of Quincy; a sister and husband, Bonnie and Gus Arbuckle of Gladstone; six grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.
...Funeral services were held September 28, 2012 at Hathaway-Peterman Chapel with Bro. Duke Jones and Rev. Richard Manley officiated. Burial and graveside services were September 28 at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, under the direction of Hathaway-Peterman Funeral Home, Wheatland.

Thomas Lankford
...Lynne Thomas Lankford, 71, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life on September 16, 2012 at his home near Pleasant Hill surrounded with love and family.
...He was born April 11, 1941 in Kansas City, the son of Johnie F. and Lucille (Bundren) Lankford. Tom was 1959 Northeast High School graduate.
...On April 14, 1962, he was united in marriage to Sherry Louise Payne in Sugar Creek.
...Tom worked as a Local Union #576 meat cutter for many years, serving the Kansas City area. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.
...He was preceded in death by his parents.
...He is survived by his son John (and Lorie) Lankford of Pittsburg, Penn.; his daughter Kristin Hines of Blue Springs; four grandchildren, Devin Lankford of Lone Jack, Tyler Hines of Arlington, Va., Jill Hines and Thomas Hines, both of Blue Springs; four brothers, Daniel (and Fern) Lankford and Tim (and Sharon) Lankford, both of Chilhowee; John (and Susan) Lankford of Clinton, and Matt (and Diane) Lankford of Deepwater; one sister Margaret (and Leonard) Shields of Chilhowee; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.
...Per Tom's request, cremation has been accorded and no services are scheduled at this time.
...Memorial contributions in Lynne's memory may be made to support the University of Kansas Cancer Center for Clinical Trials and Cancer Research. Memorial contributions may be made payable to KU Endowment and sent in care of the funeral home.
...Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

 Lyle Jacob Seelinger
...Lyle Jacob Seelinger, 68, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life on September 17, 2012 at the St. Joseph Medical Center, Kansas City, with his wife Marianne by his side.
...He was born March 11, 1944, in Butler, the son of Lyle R. and Mildred C. (Verguson) Seelinger. Lyle was a 1962 Butler High School graduate; and was a United States Vietnam War Navy veteran.
...On September 17, 1967, he was united in marriage to Marianne Veach in Lone Jack. They were an inseparable duo from then on, wherever one went the other followed, faithfully supporting each other's endeavors.
...Lyle was employed as a Radio and Telecommunications Technician for the Missouri State Highway Patrol, retiring in 1994.
...He was an active and faithful member of the Lone Jack Christian Church where he served as Elder. His hobbies included woodworking, gardening and crafting, and wine making.
...Lyle's passion for serving his fellow veterans led him down a long and dynamic path with the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a former member and past commander of the VFW Post #3118, Pleasant Hill; current member of VFW Post #2513, and American Legion Post #131, Warrensburg; was past 6th District Commander; former State Surgeon; former Jr. Vice Commander and current Sr. Vice Commander of the state of Missouri; and was current Certified National Recruiter. Lyle had served on numerous other post, district, state and national VFW positions.
...Perhaps his service to his fellow veterans can be summed up with the following quote: "It's a sad day for all Veterans as we have lost one of the best Veteran Advocates who ever served. I don't know of anyone who was more selfless in serving the needs of our Veterans and active duty military; he truly loved his mission and pursued it with enthusiasm and dedication. We'll miss you Brother.......Richard Jacobs, Past 6th District Commander.
...Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Charles Seelinger; one sister, Myrna Smith; and his in-laws, Max and Blanche Underwood, who died earlier this year.
...He is survived by his wife and best friend, Marianne of the home; two brothers, Larry (and Elzora) Seelinger of Pleasant Hill, and Gerald (and Patty) Seelinger of Warrensburg; his sister, Roma (and LaVerne) Welch of Adrian; other relatives and a host of friends.
...Funeral services were held September 24, 2012, at the funeral home. Rev. Michael Stephens of the United Church of Christ, Raytown officiated. Graveside military services and interment will be in the Strasburg Cemetery with full military honors by the Warrensburg Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #2513 and American Legion Post #131 Honor Guards. Casket bearers are members of both posts. Honorary casket bearers are Kent Adkins, Tim Flagler, Harold Hackler, Robert Lyons and Wayne Miller.
...Memorial contributions in Lyle's memory are suggested to the Veteran's Service Officer Fund and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
...Online condolences may be sent to family and the video tribute may be viewed at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Zelma Dean
(Bockenstette) Burris
...Zelma Dean (Bockenstette) Burris, 83, departed this life on September 18, 2012 at Benchmark Health Care in Harrisonville. She was born September 29, 1928 in rural Pleasant Hill, the daughter of Lawrence Aaron and Olive Beatrice (Warren) Bockenstette.
...While in high school Zelma began dating Earl "Nelson" Burris. During her senior year, with World War II under way, Nelson received orders to report for duty in the European theater and the young couple decided they wanted to marry before he left.
...On November 11, 1944, accompanied by Nelson's brother and sister-in-law, Marvin and Hazel Burris, they secretly went to Paola, Kansas to be wed. However this plan was interrupted by the fact it was a holiday and the courthouse in Paola was closed – so the next day, November 12, 1944, they returned to Paola and were married.
...When they returned home, Nelson delivered Zelma back to her parents' house, and he reported for duty, not telling anyone they were married. The secret, however, was revealed several weeks later when Zelma's father, Lawrence Bockenstette, read in the paper that they had been granted a marriage license. Zelma completed her senior year and graduated from Pleasant Hill High School in the spring of 1946 as salutatorian.
...After the war, Zelma and Nelson made their home in the Daughtery Neighborhood until 1950 when they moved to Pleasant Hill.
...Before her retirement, Zelma was an executive secretary at Bendix Corporation. Early in life Zelma attended the Baptist Church and in recent years had attended the First Presbyterian Church of Pleasant Hill. She also was a member of the V.F.W. Auxiliary, Post 3118 of Pleasant Hill.
...Zelma was preceded in death by her husband, Earl "Nelson" Burris on October 26, 2001; her mother, Olive Beatrice (Warren) Bockenstette in 1931; her father, Lawrence Aaron Bockenstette in 1978 and her step mother, Inez (Ash) Bockenstette in 1954.
...She is survived by three sons, Darryl Burris and wife, Sharon of Norfolk, Va.; Robin Burris and wife, Shirley of Bixby, Okla. and Kim Burris and wife Marsha of Pleasant Hill; one daughter, Becky (Burris) Bornaman of Pleasant Hill; one sister, Helen Hope Gentry, of Pleasant Hill, nine grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, other relatives and many friends.
...Funeral services for Zelma Dean Burris were held on September 21, 2012, under the direction of the Wallace Funeral Home with Rev. Sarah Ross officiating. Honorary casket bearers were John Burris, Todd Burris, Nicholas Burris, Ryan Bornaman, Mike Parris and B. J. Snyder.
...Cremation was followed by a private family inurnment at Pitts Chapel Cemetery.

Sandra Jean Kilgore
...Sandra Jean Kilgore, 72 of Harrisonville, departed this life on September 20, 2012 at the John Knox Village Care Center. She was born May 10, 1940 in Creston, Iowa, the daughter of Russell Martin and Arlene Viola (Isenhour) Orr. 
 ...She was a 1958 Creston High School graduate.
...Sandy was first united in marriage to Larry Lee Shepard. She later married Charles E. Kilgore in April 1985 in Lee's Summit.
...Sandy had been a switch board operator for the Creston Mutual Telephone Company; later she was employed as a PBX Operator for the Lee's Summit Hospital.  She was a member of the Faith Presbyterian Church in Kansas City.
...Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant brother and one grandson, Christopher Vernon.
...Sandy is survived by her husband Charles of Harrisonville; three sons, Robert (and Kara) Shepard, Richard Shepard and Charles (and Liana) Kilgore, all of Pleasant Hill; three daughters, Vella J. (and Rodney) Christesen of Harrisonville; Lori Thorpe of Warrensburg. and Charlene Kilgore of Yellville, Ark.; one brother, James Orr of Orient, Iowa; 11 grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; her close friend, Beverly and Marvin Campbell of Kansas City; other relatives; and many friends.
...Funeral services will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 26, 2012, at the funeral home.  Mr. Damon Sasyk will officiate.  The family will receive friends following the service.
...Cremation will be accorded following the services and inurnment will be in the Graceland Cemetery, Creston, Iowa, at a later date.
...Online condolences may be sent to the family and the video tribute may be viewed at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com
...Arrangements by Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Robert Wayne Smiley
...Robert Wayne Smiley, 56, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life on September 19, 2012 at the Lee's Summit Medical Center. He was born November 4, 1955 in Kansas City, the son of Milfred Samuel and Dorothy Elizabeth (Byler) Smiley.
...Robert attended school through 8th grade in Strasburg and graduated from Pleasant Hill High School in 1974.
...Robert was a gifted maintaince man, last working for Georgia Pacific in Kansas City. He was a member of the Strasburg Baptist Church and a Master Mason.
...He was preceded in death by his mother Dorothy on December 7, 2008.
...He is survived by his father Milfred of Pleasant Hill; his daughters, Janelle (and Zachary) Gould of Lee's Summit, and Emilee Walker of Bonner Springs, Kansas; great granddaughter, Paisley Gould of Lee's Summit; his best friend, Lou Clark of Pleasant Hill; other relatives and friends.
Graveside funeral services will be held Saturday, September 29, 2012, at 11 a.m., at the Lone Jack Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 9:30 until 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home on Saturday.
...Memorial contributions are suggested to the Kingsville Baptist Church Building Fund.
...Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com.
...Arrangements by Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Gertrude Marie Holt
...Gertrude Marie Holt, 87, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life on September 20, 2012 at her home near Pleasant Hill, surrounded with love and family.
...She was born May 1, 1925 in Tuscumbia, the daughter of John and Nina (Helton) Abbett. 
...On February 10, 1964, she was united in marriage to Thomas Albert Holt in Crookston, Minnesota.
...Marie was employed as an Electrical/Mechanical Inspector for the Bendix Corporation, retiring in 1984.  
...She was a member of the Pleasant Hill First Christian Church, Ivy Leaf Chapter #215 Order of the Eastern Star and the Pleasant Hill ABWA.  She was also a member of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Local Union #778.
...Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Lee Jay Marcum in November, 2011; and two sisters, Pauline Boyer and Helen Bach.
...Marie is survived by her husband Tom of the home; one daughter, Gretchen Bartko and her husband George of Basehor, Kans.; one son, Andy Holt and his wife Deborah of Colorado Springs, Colo.; one sister, Lois Mansell of Raytown; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; other relatives and many friends.
...Funeral services were held on September 25, 2012, at the funeral home.  Rev. D. Kent Deubner, minister of the church officiated.  Interment in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.  Casket bearers were Mickey Bartko, Gary Coe, Mark Guffey, Clifford Holt, Clint Holt, Jacob Lampe, Travis Marcum, Spencer Odgen, Matt Selig, Dustin Oldfield and Michael Urbani.
...Memorial contributions are suggested to the Pleasant Hill First Christian Church Daycare and may be sent in care of the funeral home. 
...Online condolences may be sent to the family and the video tribute may be viewed at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com.
...Arrangements by  Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Geraldine "Gerry" Williamson Ford
...Geraldine "Gerry" Williamson Ford, 79, of Pleasant Hill, went to be with her Lord on September 12, 2012 at the John Knox Village Care Center, Lee's Summit, surrounded with love and family.
...She was born September 16, 1932, in Pittsburg, Kans., the daughter of Roy and Rosa (Hamilton) Williamson. Gerry was a 1950 Pittsburg High School graduate.
...At the age of 13, she met the love of her life and best friend, Raymond L. "Tag" Ford. She married him on December 30, 1950. They were blessed with two sons, Chris Alan Ford and Clayton Charles Ford.
...In 1960, Gerry and Raymond moved to Pleasant Hill, where they resided and raised their children. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church. For many years she taught the Shining Light Sunday School class.
...She worked for the IRS, in Kansas City for 26 years and retired from there in 1992.
...Gerry was always filled with lots of love and compassion. Her spirit was always extending her love and her home to people.
...Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her first born son, Chris on May 15, 2009, and one sister, Rosalie Coulter.
...Geraldine is survived by her husband, Raymond of Pleasant Hill; one son, Clayton Ford of St. Augustine, FL; daughter–in-law Rhon-da Ford of Pleasant Hill; grandchildren, Toby (and Katie) Ford of Austin, Tex.; Nick (and Genie) Ford of Augusta, Kans.; Kelli (and Andrew) Winemiller of Pittsburg, Kans.; Cody Ford of Pleasant Hill and Travis (and Oliccia) Ford of Pleasant Hill: six great grandchildren, Serenity Ford, Jack Ford, Addie Ford , Christopher Ford, Lily Winemiller, and Hudson Ford: one sister, Elaine (and Grover) Desmond of Independence; cousin, Ruth Cummins of Harrisonville and dear family friend, Jackie Ralston Emo of Pleasant Hill; other relatives; and a host of friends.
...Cremation has been accorded. Memorial services were held September 16 at the First Baptist Church, Pleasant Hill. Rev. Wyatt Shanks officiated.
...Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
...Online condolences may be sent to the family and the video tribute may be viewed at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com.
...Arrangements by Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Ed Graves
...Ed Graves, 84, of Strasburg, departed this life on August 31, 2012 at his home surrounded with love and family.
...Ed was born July 21, 1928 in Jefferson City, the son of Joseph F. and Gladys E. (Davis) Graves. 
...He was a 1946 Paseo High School graduate. On February 14, 1953, Ed was united in marriage to Fern Hackett in Strasburg.
...Ed was employed as a mechanic for Hal Quinn Buick & Honda, retiring in 1992. He also owned and operated Ed's Radio and T.V. service out of his home in Strasburg.  He was of the Presbyterian faith.
...Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Emily, and one brother, Wallace Graves.
...Ed is survived by his wife Fern of the home; two sons Rod (and Pam) Graves, and Roger (and Kathy) Graves, both of Lee's Summit; four grandchildren, Brad Graves of Kansas City; Lindsey Graves of Ames, Iowa; Eric Graves and Jason Graves of Lee's Summit; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.
...Funeral services were held on September 5, 2012, at the funeral home.  Pastor David Hackett of the Faith United Methodist Church, Grain Valley officiated.   Interment in the Strasburg Cemetery.  Casket bearers were Brad Graves, Eric Graves, Jason Graves, Lindsey Graves, David Patrick and Wayne Stock. Honorary casket bearers were Ray Anderson, Jim Aronhalt, Lance Baker, Sal Garcia, Ken Jobe and Randy Kloeppel.
...Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice Care of the Midwest, Strasburg Cemetery or the Strasburg Union Church and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
...Online condolences may be sent to the family and the video tribute may be viewed at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com.
...Arrangements by  Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Lester James Nolan, Jr.
...Lester James Nolan, Jr., 67, of Kingsville, departed this life on August 31, 2012 at the Lee's Summit Medical Center.
...He was born May 9, 1945 in Kansas City, the son of Lester J. and Evalena (Reynolds) Nolan, Sr. 
...Jim was a 1963 South East High School Graduate and a United States Vietnam Era Army Veteran.
...On May 28, 1993, he was united in marriage to Georgene Ellen Marx in Kansas City, Kans.
...Jim owned and operated Nolan Heating & Cooling.  He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Holden.  In his spare time he enjoyed working on old cars, hunting and fishing.  He especially loved golfing.
...Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Jack Nolan and one sister, Sharron Nolan.
...Jim is survived by his wife Georgene of the home; two sons, James (and Dana) Nolan of Kansas City, and Michael (and Heather) Nolan of Columbia, South Carolina; one daughter, Lisa (and Enrique) Salazar of Raytown; seven grandchildren, Joshua Salazar, Mackenna Nolan, Jeffrey Nolan, Ema Salazar, Jillian Nolan, Alysia Salazar and Cora Nolan; two brothers, Ralph (and Marilyn) Nolan of Blue Springs, and Kenneth (and Sidney) Nolan of Sedalia; other relatives; and many friends.
...Funeral services were held September 5, 2012, at the funeral home.  Jim's brother, Rev. Ralph Nolan officiated.  Cremation as accorded following the service.
...Memorial contributions are suggested to the VFW Post #3118 – Veterans Welfare Fund and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
...Online condolences may be sent to the family and the video tribute may be viewed at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com.
...Arrangements by Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Bonnie C. (Lee) Becker
...Bonnie C. (Lee) Becker, 62, unexpectedly departed this life on August 23, 2012 at her home in Springfield, Oregon. She was born February 23, 1950 in Harrisonville, the daughter of Robert E. and Ermil (Davenport) Lee.
...Bonnie grew up in Pleasant Hill and graduated from Pleasant Hill High School in 1968. After graduation, she worked at Western Electric in Lee’s Summit, where she met Randy Becker and on June 4, 1972, they were united in marriage at the First Baptist Church in Pleasant Hill. They celebrated their 40th anniversary in Hawaii with their daughter Kathy and her family.
...In 1974, Bonnie and Randy moved to Galva, Kans., where they lived in and remodeled a 1900s farmhouse, which had belonged to Randy’s grandmother. Bonnie enjoyed the challenge.
...In 1976, their daughter Kathy was born, and in 1977, their son John was born. For many years, she decorated elaborate birthday cakes for her children’s birthdays.
...In 1987, work required the family to move to Oregon. Bonnie had to adjust to the Northwest cold, different from the warm beaches in Southern California. Her experience with the Midwest’s temperature extremes helped her learn to love the Northwest, despite the rain.
...In the 1990s, she became friends with an international student, Augustina, from Indonesia. She later traveled to Jakarta, Indonesia to attend Augustina’s wedding.
...Bonnie accepted Christ as her savior at age seven. She was faithful to our Lord and a servant to others. Bonnie and her family began attending First Baptist Church of Eugene, Oregon in 1987.
...Bonnie enjoyed growing and arranging flowers. She worked for several area florists. Her natural talent for decorating and choosing color was evident in the quilts, crafts and flowers in her home.
...Her favorite color was always purple. “The Purple People Eater” was a favorite song. She has passed her love of the color purple to her granddaughter Madison.
...Bonnie enjoyed quilting with her friends in “Sisters in Stitches,” a group that makes baby quilts for babies and elderly and put on quilt shows at her church. Once a year, they hosted a Teddy Bear picnic where the children created a sewing project. Bonnie enjoyed sewing, baking and picking flowers with all four grandchildren.
...She also enjoyed her yearly visit with her sister, Sandy Scott. They were excited to see how many new crafts or ideas they could share during their week together. Bonnie also remained close with several childhood friends.
Bonnie’s mom, Ermil, was adventurous and creative and encouraged the girls to always try new things and learn something new each day.
...One little known fact is that Bonnie was a NASCAR fan, and she was planning her October trip to Pleasant Hill to coincide with the Kansas race..
...She kept a positive attitude despite the fact that her health was not always the best.
...Bonnie was preceded in death by her father, Robert “Bob” Lee on November 27, 1982, and her step-father, James “Jim” Stowe on July 22, 2000.
...She is survived by her husband, Ranford “Randy” Becker of Springfield, Ore.; her mother, Ermil Stowe of Pleasant Hill; one son, John Becker of Eugene, Ore.; one daughter, Kathryn Becker-Blease of Philomath, Ore.; one sister, Sandra Scott of Pleasant Hill, four grandchildren, other relatives and many friends.
...A memorial service was held August 27, 2012, at the First Baptist Church of Eugene. A memorial service will be held in Pleasant Hill in October and will be posted on Wallace Funeral Home’s website, www.wallace-funeralhomes.com.
Contributions in memory of Bonnie may be made to Camp Harlow, which is sponsored by the First Baptist Church of Eugene, Oregon.

Alice May Phipps
... Alice May Phipps, 88 of Lee’s Summit, formerly of Pleasant Hill, was born July 6, 1924 in St. Louis, the daughter of J. Ross and Edna (DesCombes) Thomas. She departed this life August 28, 2012 at Wilshire at Lakewood, Lee's Summit.
... On May 16, 1943, Alice was united in marriage to Gerald Richard Phipps in Pleasant Hill. He preceded her in death on September 26, 1980.
Alice was a homemaker. She loved camping with friends and family, and was an avid bird watcher.
... She was preceded in death by her parents.
... She is survived by her close companion Glenn Kimball of Kansas City; three sons Michael and his wife Judy of Blue Springs, Rodney and his wife Felicia of Greer, SC, and John and his wife Joanna of Pleasant Hill; eight grandchildren; four great grandchildren; one brother Jim and his wife Jean Thomas of Slidell, LA; other relatives and friends.
... Graveside funeral services and interment was held August 31, 2012, at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Reverend Jim Tolliver of the Plaza Heights Baptist Church officiated.
... Online condolences may be sent to the family and the video tribute may be viewed at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com
... Arrangements were under the direction of the the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Patricia Yvonne (Irwin) Briner
...Patricia Yvonne (Irwin) Briner, 65, departed this life on August 21, 2012 at her home in Pleasant Hill, surrounded by the love and care of her family. She was born December 16, 1944 in Hugo, Okla., the daughter of Edward Lester and Rachel Nadine (Lemmond) Irwin.
...The Irwin family resided in Oklahoma until Patricia was in seventh grade when they moved to the Kansas City/Raytown area. Patricia attended school in Raytown and graduated from Raytown High School in 1963.
...On August 30, 1963, she married Jerry Briner in Miami, Okla. To this union three children were born. The Briner family made their home in the Kansas City/Independence area until 1976 when they moved to Pleasant Hill.
...Patricia had been an inspector at Western Electric/Lucent, retiring after 31 years of service and was an active member of the Lone Jack Baptist Church.
...Patricia faced the adversities of her illness with grace, dignity and determination. She was a certified line-dance instructor, a member of the National Teachers Association of Line-Dancing and, up until two weeks before her death, was still teaching her line-dance classes.
...Patricia was preceded in death by her father, Edward Lester Irwin.
...She is survived by her husband, Jerry Briner, of the home; two sons, Gregory Briner of Blue Springs and Bradley Briner of Olathe, Kan.; one daughter, Lindsay Kietzmann of Pleasant Hill; her mother, Rachel “Nadine” Irwin of Lee’s Summit; two brothers, Ray Irwin and Lyle Irwin, both of Blue Springs; two sisters, Susan Klima of Oak Grove and Linda Roberts of Punta Gorda, Fla.; six grandchildren, other relatives and many friends.
...Funeral services were held August 24, 2012 at the Lone Jack Baptist Church with Pastor Randy Messer of the First Baptist Church of Oak Grove, officiating. Casket bearers were Greg Briner, Bradley Briner, Brian Kietzmann, Danny Klima, Ray Irwin and Lyle Irwin. Burial was in the Floral Hills, East Cemetery, Lee’s Summit.
...Services were under the direction of the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill.
...Contributions in memory of Patricia Briner may be made to the American Cancer Society, Kansas City Metro Office, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, KCMO 64105 or may be left at the funeral home.

Shirley Kay Neely
... Shirley Kay Neely, 75, a lifelong resident of Pleasant Hill, departed this life on August 23, 2012 at Kansas City Hospice House, surrounded with love and family.
... She was born July 16, 1937 in Pleasant Hill, the daughter of Jesse Lee and Pearl Ellen (Colbert) McDonald. 
... On December 26, 1958, Shirley was united in marriage to Roy Ernest Neely in Pleasant Hill. 
... He preceded her in death on August 24, 1997.  She was also preceded in death by two brothers Ralph McDonald and Robert McDonald, and four sisters, Esther Barman, Dorothy Slaughter, Faye Combs and Jessie Anne Henry.
... Shirley is survived by one son Glenn (and Nancy) Neely of Olathe; two daughters, Becky (and Norman) Caven of Pleasant Hill, and Gail (and Tony) Prescott of Lake Lotawana; three grandchildren, Michael Smith of Blue Springs; Jill (and Jeremy) Elsas of Grapevine, Texas, and Sara (and John) Klein of Blue Springs; three great grandchildren, Jake Elsas, Mason and Lincoln Klein; other relatives and friends.
... Funeral services were August 27, 2012, at the funeral home. Rev. Richard Williams of the New Covenant Fellowship Church in Garden City officiated.  Interment in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.  
... Memorial contributions are suggested to Kansas City Hospice House and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
... Online condolences may be sent to the family and the video tribute may be viewed at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

George A. “Butterball” Harris, Jr.
... George A. “Butterball” Harris, Jr., 63, of Peculiar, departed this life on August 24, 2012 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born October 12, 1948 in Gaffney, South Carolina, the son of George A. and Mary Ethel (Carroll) Harris, Sr.
... George spent his younger years in Kansas City, graduating from Northeast High School in 1966. He then graduated from Kansas City Business College with a degree in business administration and used that degree in his general contracting business until failing health forced an early retirement.
... George proudly served his country in the United States Army, 82nd Airborne division.
... On August 6, 1970 he married Sunda Trotter in Jacksonville, Florida.
... The Harris family lived in Pleasant Hill, until nine months ago when they relocated to the Peculiar area.
... George was preceded in death by his parents, George and Mary Ethel Harris, Sr.; one infant brother, Joseph Harris and two sisters, Lane Underwood and Leona Taylor.
... He is survived by his wife, Sunda Harris of the home; and children, Cindy James of Pleasant Hill; Harold Cervantes of Kansas City; Lisa Mall of Peculiar; Tonya Yadon of Kansas City, Kans.; Becky Cervantes of Kansas City; Jodie Cervantes and Rachel Cervantes, both of Belton, and Mary Harris of the home; 12 grandchildren with two more on the way, other relatives and many friends.
... Funeral services were conducted from the Joyful Sound Worship Center, Peculiar, August 27, 2012 with Pastor Mike Cronk officiating.
... Casket bearers were Allen Arthur, Harold Cervantes, William Seid, Cliff Yadon, Daryl Keller, John Parvin, Dustin James, Merle Lemmon and Andrew Cervantes. Honorary bearers were Ricky Garrett and Larry Gelming. Cremation was accorded after services were held.
... To view George’s Memorial go to Legacy.com. Arrangements by Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill, (www.wallace-funeralhomes.com).

Inez Marie (Norton) Fredrickson
... Inez Marie (Norton) Fredrickson, 89, of Harrisonville, went to be with the Lord on August 23, 2012, (after a procedural complication), with family present. Inez was born June 6, 1923 in Cockrell, near Lee’s Summit, the eldest daughter of Frank Samuel and Willard Josephine (Brain) Norton. 
... On January 6, 1946, Inez married Charles Daniel Fredrickson near Martin City, Missouri.  He preceded her in death on March 3, 2003.
... Inez was a homemaker, full time farmer and a wonderful mother. She was a member of the Pleasant Hill First Baptist Church and the Pleasant Hill Ore Club for many years.
... She was preceded in death by three brothers, Willard Norton, Frank Norton Robert Norton; four sisters, Eleanor Groll, Margaret Koerber, Frances Thurman and Helen Norton.
... She is survived by her children, Joanne Willard Russell of Santa Cruz, Calif.; Charles Andrew Fredrickson of Harrisonville; David Frank Fredrickson of Belton, Texas, Carol Inez Fredrickson of Belton; Wayne Theodore Fredrickson of Harrisonville, and Sonia Christine Dexter of Harrisonville, 10 grandchildren, two great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
... A private graveside service was held in her honor at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to the City Union Mission and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
... Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Bruce John Robb
...Bruce John Robb, 59, of Lee’s Summit, passed away August 12, 2012. Funeral services were August 15 at St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church, 4737 N. Cleveland, Kansas City. Burial was in Mt. Washington Cemetery, Independence. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Alcoholics Anonymous or Al-Anon.
...Bruce was born on August 11, 1953 in Kansas City. He started with Ford Motor Company in 1977 and retired after 30 years of service. He was a proud member of UAW Local 249. He loved fishing with his grandkids and playing pool. Bruce was known as the “Dog Man” and had a contagious laugh that brought joy to many.
...Bruce was preceded in death by his parents, John and Mary Robb, and a sister, Barbara Ashenfelter.
...He is survived by his wife, Sherrie, of 29 years; six children: Lorie Sage, Philip Benedict, Randy Benedict, Christopher Robb, Brenda Brisbine and Cari Robb; 16 grandchildren; one great grandchild; two sisters, Marybeth Manning and Georgia Hearn; brother, Doug Robb; and many nieces and nephews. Online condolences may be made at www.charterfunerals.com

Ercie A. Porterfield
... Ercie  Alfreda Porterfield, 86, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life on August 17, 2012 at the Pleasant Hill Health & Rehabilitation Center, surrounded with love and family.
... She was born July 3, 1926 in Mitchell, Arkansas, the daughter of Frank and Myrtle (Smith) Orr. 
... On December 19, 1942, Ercie was united in marriage to Leo Alma Porterfield in Salem, Arkansas.  He preceded her in death on November 2, 1980. 
... She was a homemaker, but had worked for Holden Manufacturing as a seamstress.  She was also instrumental in the daily operation of her husband’s business, Porterfield Construction; later assisting her son with his business, Key Largo Properties.   
... She was a member of the Pleasant Hill First Christian Church.  She enjoyed arranging flowers, word search puzzles, and she loved to travel, especially in the family motor home. Ercie was foremost, a fantastic mother.  Her devotion to her family was unparalleled by anyone.  
... She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Gloria Sue, on August 16, 1945; four brothers, Olen Orr, Quinten Orr, Omery Orr and Calvin Orr; and one sister, Audney Blair.
 ... She is survived by her son, Jerry (and Michelle) Porterfield of Lone Jack; two daughters, Judy (and Terry) Guinn of Holden, and Sandra (and Doug) Ethridge of Kingsville; six grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins and many friends.
... Funeral services were August 21, at the funeral home.  Rev. D. Kent Deubner of the Pleasant Hill First Christian Church officiated.  Interment in the Strasburg Cemetery. 
... Casket bearers were Charles Blair, Kimble Cowen, Jeremy Ethridge, Brock Porterfield, DL Guinn, Michael Guinn and Shawn Guinn.
... Memorial contributions are suggested to Kansas City Hospice and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
... Online condolences may be sent to the family and the video tribute may be viewed at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com.
... Arrangements were under the direction of the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

John H. Land, Jr.
...John H. Land Jr., 91, of Pleasant Hill, Missouri, was born Saturday, October 2, 1920, in Pierce City, Missouri, the son of John Land, Sr. and Rachel (Sheets) Land. He departed this life on Friday, August 10, 2012, at the Missouri Veterans Home, St. James, Missouri.
...On October 21, 1941, he was united in marriage to Harriet Henley in Neosho, Missouri.
...John and Harriet lived and raised their family in the Pleasant Hill area and were married for 55 years before she preceded him in death on January 7, 1996.
...As a member of the “Greatest Generation” John lived his childhood during the Great Depression era, then served in the Army Air Corps overseas during World War II, as a radio operator in several different theaters. After World War II, John was employed for 35 years by the U.S. Postal service, and also worked as a part-time farmer. In his 35 years of service as a rural mail carrier, working 6 days a week, he never missed a day, due to illness! After his retirement from the Post Office, John continued farming until he was nearly 86 years old.
...He was a life member and former commander of the Veteran of Foreign Wars Post #3118, a member of the American Legion Newton Dudley Post #53, and a 50 year member of Jewel Lodge #480 A.F. & A.M.
...John spent a lifetime working to provide for his family, thinking of them first and himself second. “Cheerful in all weathers, never shirked a task, spended behavior;”
...He was also preceded in death by three brothers Gerald Land, Sr., Donald Land, and James Land; four sisters Thelma Foote, Mary Burr, Mildred Lightfoot, and Ruth Ketchum
...He is survived by three sons Don Land of Pleasant Hill, Gene Land and wife Michelle of Greenwood, and Chris Land of Pleasant Hill; five grandchildren Ryan Land of Kansas City, Sean Land and wife Elena of Lee’s Summit, Preston Land and wife Akeisha of Lee’s Summit, Deanne Land, of Lee’s Summit and Jackie Land of Lee’s Summit; other relatives and many friends.
...Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. on Monday, August 20, 2012, at the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home of Plrasant Hill where the Final Salute Ceremony will be provided by members of VFW Post #3118.
...Graveside military services and interment will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Military services will be performed by the Pleasant Hill VFW Post #3118 Honor Guard.
...Visitation will be held 3:00 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.
...Memorial contributions are suggested to the VFW Post #3118-Veterans Welfare Fund and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
...Online condolences may be sent to the family and the video tribute may be viewed at www.stanleydickeyfuneralhome.com
...Arrangements were underr the direction of the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong, Pleasant Hill, Missouri 64080 (816) 540-5550

Infant Sophie
LeAnne Schlagle
... Infant Sophie LeAnne Schlagle was born August 3, 2012, at Research Hospital in Kansas City. She was the daughter of Christopher Todd Schlagle and Davin Nickole Lyon. She departed this life a short time later as a result of injuries sustained by her mother in an automobile accident earlier that week near Pleasant Hill.
... Precious Sophie died peacefully in the arms of her family.
... She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather Robert Corlew; maternal great-great grandparents Fred and Christine Hills, Aubrey & Louise Ferguson, and Wilma Rice.
... Sophie is survived by her parents of Pleasant Hill; paternal grandmother, Melissa Schlagle of Pleasant Hill; maternal grandparents, Teresa and Tim Danner of Pleasant Hill, and Brad Smart of Clinton; paternal great grandparents, Gerald and Donna Schlagle of Pleasant Hill; maternal great grandparents, Marvin and Wanda Hills of Deepwater; Bob and Barbara Smart of Warsaw, and Don and Beverly Ward of Deepwater; paternal great grandmother, Norma Stuart of North Kansas City; maternal uncles, Nathan Slaybaugh of Grain Valley, and J. D. Danner and Jacob Danner, both of Ohio; maternal aunts, Kylei Lyon of Liberty; Kiersten Danner of Pleasant Hill; Jackie Cruz and Jennifer Montanez, both of Texas; paternal great aunt, Geri Anne Schlagle of Pleasant Hill; maternal great aunts and uncles, Stephanie Robinson of Lee’s Summit; Brenda McGarry of Shawnee; Ervin and Rita Bourland of Smithville; Theda Campbell of Smithville; Jim Danner of Holden, and Kim Cook of Clinton; paternal cousin, Kaylin Smith of Garden City; 20 maternal cousins including Jackson Paul Danner, Layne Allen Schuster, Presley McGarry, Danielle Smedley and Lucas Robinson.
... Memorial services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 18, 2012, at the funeral home. Rev. D. Kent Deubner of the Pleasant Hill First Christian Church will officiate.
... Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions are suggested to an account set up at U.S. Bank in the name of Stephanie Robinson, Sophie's maternal great aunt, on behalf of Sophie and can be made at any U.S. Bank location. Contributions may also be sent in care of the funeral home.
... Online condolences may be sent to the family and the video tribute may be viewed at www.stanleydickeyfuneralhome.com.
... Arrangements by Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Farrie A. (Foley) Hollomon
... Farrie A. (Foley) Hollomon, 91, departed this life, surrounded by her loving family, on August 6, 2012 at NorthCare Hospice House in North Kansas City. She was born May 8, 1921 in Harrisonville, the daughter of Charles T. and Mary P. (Vannattan) Foley.
... Farrie spent most of her younger years in the Johnson and Cass County, Missouri areas, and attended school in Holden.
... On April 30, 1937 Farrie was united in marriage with Ray Sanford Hollomon in Lee’s Summit, and to this union, one son, Raymond W. “Pete” Hollomon was born.
... The Hollomon family made their home in the Lee’s Summit and Greenwood, area until 1951 when they moved to Merced, California.
... On August 25, 1960 they moved to Pleasant Hill and lived here until 1965 when they moved to Norborne, Missouri.
... Mr. Hollomon passed away on October 31, 1984 and Farrie continued to live in Norborne until earlier this year when declining health necessitated a move to the health care center.
... Farrie was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Sanford Hollomon; her parents, Charles and Mary Foley; three brothers, Charles O. Foley, Marion Marshall Foley and Alfred Foley and three sisters, Louise Clapper, Dorothy Marker and Bernice Ella Knop.
... Farrie is survived by her son, Raymond W. “Pete” Hollomon and his wife Connie of Kansas City; three grandchildren, Brian Hollomon, Christina Hollomon and Julie Hollomon; two great grandchildren, Amanda and Hunter Hollomon, other relatives and many friends.
... Graveside services for Farrie Hollomon were held on August 10, 2012 at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery with Rev. Kent Deubner officiating. Casket bearers were Jerry Foley, Danny Foley, Chris Foley, William Foley, Jr., Ricky Schmoll and Billy Curtis.
... Arrangements by Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill.

Larry Robert Howard
... Larry Robert Howard, 66, departed this life August 8, 2012 at his home in Harrisonville. He was born July 14, 1946 in Kansas City, the son of Clarence R. and Wilma (Cochran) Howard.
... Larry spent his younger years in the Kansas City area until the Howard family moved to Clinton, where Larry graduated from Clinton High School.
... He obtained an associate’s degree from DeVry Technical Institute and worked for many years at Honeywell Aerospace retiring in January of 2000.
... On June 27, 1992 Larry was united in marriage with Dianne Roenneburg at Bridal Cave near Sunrise Beach and they made their home in Harrisonville.
... Larry had been in declining health since his cancer diagnoses in May of 2010.
Larry was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Wilma Howard.
... He is survived by his wife, Dianne Howard of the home; one daughter, Lee Howard of Belton; two stepsons, James Waddell of Kansas City and Petty Officer 1st Class Joe Waddell and wife Emily of Gulfport, Miss.; one brother, Don Howard and wife Ann of Oregon; two grandchildren, three great grandchildren, other relatives and many friends.
... Larry made an anatomical donation to the University of Kansas School of Medicine in hopes that he could help find a cure for the cancer that took his life. No services are scheduled.
... In memory of Larry Howard, the family suggests contributions to Serenity Care Hospice, 2000 E. Mechanic, Ste #3, Harrisonville, Missouri 64701
... Arrangements by Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill, Missouri (www.wallace-funeralhomes.com).

Blanche Veach Underwood
...Anna Blanche Beasley Veach Underwood, 88, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life August 11, 2012 at her home near Pleasant Hill, surrounded with love and family. She was born October 7, 1923, in the same house her father was born southeast of Strasburg, the daughter of John Russel and Mabel Claire (Hobbs) Beasley.
...On October 7, 1942, she was united in marriage to Clarence Edward Veach in Olathe; he preceded her in death on June 21, 1981. She married James Maxwell Underwood on April 17, 1982, in Pleasant Hill; Max preceded her in death on March 21, 2012.
...She was a 1941 Pleasant Hill High School graduate. Following high school, she went to work for Hallmark Cards in Kansas City. From June 1965 to June 1988, Blanche was the Executive Secretary to Glenn Stahl of Stahl’s Specialty Company in Kingsville.
...Blanche was past president of the Lone Jack PTA, while filling in that capacity she was presented a life time membership in PTA; a charter member of the Lone Jack Saddle Club, where she also served as secretary and treasurer; a member of the Pleasant Hill BPW, where she served as president, secretary and treasurer; a member of the Elizabeth Randolph Chapter of DAR of Holden, where she served as secretary; member of the Veach, Veech, Veitch and Veatch Historical Society, where she served two terms as secretary; and the Ladies Auxiliary to VFW Post #3118.
...She was also an active and faithful member of the Lone Jack Christian Church and served as elder for many years.
...She was also preceded in death by one son, Eddie Lee Veach; he died two days after birth in September, 1943; one brother, Edwin Beasley and one sister, Bessie Neff.
...Blanche is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Marianne (Veach) and Lyle Seelinger of Pleasant Hill; other relatives and friends.
...Funeral services were held on August 14, 2012, at the funeral home. Rev. Michael Stephens of the United Church of Christ, Raytown officiated.
...Mrs. Marlene Beasley rendered the music. Interment was in the Strasburg Cemetery.
...Casket bearers were Kent Adkins, Bob Farmer, Tim Flagler, Harold Hackler, Robert Lyons and Wayne Miller.
...Memorial contributions are suggested to the Lone Jack Christian Church and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
...Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Michael Hampton Morris
...Michael Hampton Morris, 68, Holden, passed away Thursday, Aug. 9, at his home.
...He was born on January 29, 1944, in Kansas City, the son of Paul L. and Billy Ann (Tribby) Morris.
...He graduated from high school in Abilene, Kans., and attended two years of junior college at Sterling Junior College in Sterling, Kans.
...He lived over 30 years in Pleasant Hill before moving to Holden in 2005.
...He was a member of the Forward Community Church in Holden as well as the American Paint Horse Association (APHA), the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) and rhe Appaloosa Horse Club. He was a certified horse show judge and worked nationwide.
...Surviving are two sons, Ron Morris, Pleasant Hill; and William Morris, Holden; two daughters, Tracy Schmoeger, Bates City, and Dalli McSpadden, Holden; a brother, L.B.  Morris, Leawood, Kans.; two sisters, Vicki Carey, Independence. and Lee Ann Myers, Kearney; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
...Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15. at the Forward Community Church in Holden with Dr. Jensen Peterson officiating. Pallbearers will be Will Morris, Guthrie McSpadden, Russ Schmoeger, Wyatt Schmo-ger, John Gardner and Phillip Messick. Honorary pallbearers were Roger Johnson, Jim Jirkowsky, Pake Schmoeger, Glenn Pierce, Casey Steinmetz L.B. Morris.
...Burial was at the Blairs-town Cemetery.
...Memorial contributions are suggested to the Mike Morris Memorial Fund.

Melvin O. Mayfield
...Melvin Otis Mayfield, 83, Pleasant Hill, departed this life on August 3, 2012 at the Lee's Summit Medical Center, surrounded with love and family. He was born July 18, 1929 in Rosston, Oklahoma, the son of William Floyd and Letha May (Wilmot) Mayfield.      
...Mel served in the United States Air Force and was stationed in Okinawa Japan during the Korean War. He was a Marine Pipefitter and earned the Rank of Airman First Class. He received the National Defense Medal, the Korea Service Medal and the UN Service Medal.     
...On February 23, 1957, he was united in marriage to Darlene Wilson in Miami, Oklahoma.
...Mel was a gifted and well known plumber in Pleasant Hill.  He owned and operated Mayfield Plumbing for over 40 years. 
...He was a Life Member of the Pleasant Hill Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3118, and was instrumental in the construction of the Post building in the late 1960s.    
 ...Mel fought a courageous battle against prostate cancer for the last four years.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Clifford Mayfield, Elmer Mayfield and Benny Mayfield.
...Mel is survived by his wife Darlene of the home; two sons, Roger (Dana) Mayfield of Pleasant Hill and Richard (Cathy) Mayfield of Moberly; one daughter Beverly (Steve) Chesney of Freeport, Illinois; seven grandchildren, Vincent, Andrew, Alaina, Andrew, Alicia, Cassie and Andrea; one great granddaughter, Isabella; two brothers, Ralph (Christine) Mayfield of Warsaw, and James (Janice) Mayfield of Lexington; three sisters, Lucille Brewer of Lenexa, Kansas, Ines Lipperd of Tulsa, Okla., and Doris Berry of Leawood, Kans.; two sisters-in-law, Una Del Mayfield of Adrian, and Fern Mayfield of Huntington Beach, Calif.; numerous nieces and nephews; other relatives and a host of friends.
...Memorial services will be held on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home.  Rev. Todd MacLean of Big Creek Baptist Church will officiate. 
...A Final Salute will be provided by members of VFW Post #3118.  Graveside military services and inurnment will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.  Graveside military services will be performed by the Pleasant Hill VFW Post #3118 Honor Guard and the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard.
...Memorial contributions are suggested to the Pleasant Hill VFW Post #3118 – Veterans Welfare Fund and may be sent in care of the funeral home. 
...Arrangements were under the directionof the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.
...Online condolences may be sent to the family and the video tribute may be viewed at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com.

Dorothy Roxana
Redmon
...Mrs. Dorothy Roxana Redmon, 87, of Pleasant Hill, Missouri, was born Thursday, March 12, 1925 in Pittsburg, Kansas, the daughter of Clifford Paul and Olga Ruth (Gardenhire) Standlee. She departed this life on Saturday, July 28, 2012 at her son and daughter-in-law's home in Harrisonville, Missouri, surrounded by her loving family.
...Dorothy graduated from Pittsburg High School in 1943. She was first united in marriage to Willard Eugene Blasor in 1943. On September 14, 1964, Dorothy was united in marriage to Robert Joshua Redmon.
...Dorothy was employed as an Electronic Inspector for the Bendix/Allied Signal Corporation for over 25 years retiring in 1990.
...Besides her parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by her first husband Willard Blasor and her 2nd husband Robert Redmon; one brother Clifford Standlee; and one sister Lois "Berniece" Chandler.
...She is survived by four sons Robert Blasor of Parsons, Kansas, Michael Blasor of Pleasant Hill, Thomas (and Linda) Blasor of Harrisonville, and James Blasor of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; three daughters Judith (and Dale) Kebler of Rayville, Missouri, Constance (and Zane) Gibson of Grain Valley, Missouri, and Stanalee Young of Pleasant Hill; 15 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; 6 great-great grandchildren; other relatives and many friends.
...The family would like to express their sincerest thanks to all of the nurses and staff from John Knox Village Hospice for their compassion and care during this very difficult time.
Visitation will be held 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday evening at the funeral home.
...Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 1, 2012, at the funeral home. Reverend D. Kent Deubner of the Pleasant Hill First Christian Church will officiate. Casket bearers are Robert Blasor, Zane Gibson, Mike Blasor, Thomas Blasor, Lonnie Kersey, and Jason Blasor. Honorary casket bearer will be Dale Kebler. Interment will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
...Memorial contributions are suggested to John Knox Village Hospice and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
...Online condolences may be sent to the family and the video tribute may be viewed at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com
...Arrangements: Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong, Pleasant Hill, Missouri 64080 (816) 540-5550

Vance Edward James
...Vance Edward James, 42, Pleasant Hill, departed this life on July 13, 2012.
...He was born November 27, 1969 in Kansas City, the son of Ronald Dale "Ronnie" James and Julia Ann (Riffle) James.
...Vance spent most of his lifetime in the Pleasant Hill area.
...He attended the Pleasant Hill High School where he played baseball, football and wrestled, competing at State Wrestling competition in 1985.
...On July 24, 2004 Vance was united in marriage with Barbra Ann Goodloe in Independence.
...Vance was active as a Little League coach for his son's ball teams and, in his spare time, he enjoyed mud truck competition, hunting and was an avid car enthusiast.
...He was the supervisor for Perfect Concrete Construction Company.
...Vance was preceded in death by his father, Ronald Dale "Ronnie" James on October 10, 1999; his mother, Julia Ann Riffle on August 29, 1994; one brother, Darren Dale James on March 4, 1997 and a three month old infant sister, Misty Dawn James on September 13, 1974.
...He is survived by his wife, Barbra Ann James of the home; five sons, Dylan and Caleb of the home; Shane and Blake of Pleasant Hill, and Andrew and wife Melissa of Independence; two daughters, Nicole of Pleasant Hill; Amanda and husband Steven of Holden, and grandson Taylor; two sisters, Belinda James of Quick City, Missouri and Sonya Rhoads of Independence; his former wife, Loretta James of Pleasant Hill, other relatives and many friends.
...Cremation was accorded and a Memorial visitation was held July 19, 2012 at the Wallace Funeral Home.
...Private inurnment in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery will be at a later date.
...The family appreciates any contributions, and they may be made directly to Wallace Funeral Home of Pleasant Hill

Carol Dean "Fitz" Fitzpatrick
... Mr. Carol Dean "Fitz" Fitzpatrick, 70, of Pleasant Hill, formerly of Warsaw, was born August 6, 1941 in Kennett, the son of Everett Arley and Vera Louise (Waynick) Fitzpatrick. He departed this life on July 23, 2012 at the Benchmark Healthcare Center of Harrisonville.
... Fitz attended school in Malden, Missouri, before proudly serving his country in United States Marine Corps.
... On August 9, 1963, he was united in marriage to Marilyn Frances White in Malden.
... Fitz was employed as a Pipe Fitter and Welder for the Olin Winchester Corp. at Lake City for over 30 years retiring in December 1996. He attended the Cedar Grove Baptist Church in Warsaw and was a Master Mason.
... He never had an "off" season as he loved hunting, fishing, bowling, trap shooting, and especially playing golf.
... His sense of humor and love of life will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
... He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother Arley Fitzpatrick.
... He is survived by his wife of 49 years Marilyn of Pleasant Hill; two sons Kelly D. Fitzpatrick and wife Lisa of Lee's Summit, and Brian K. Fitzpatrick of Pleasant Hill; three brothers John Fitzpatrick of Warsaw, Paul Fitzpatrick and his wife Judy of Dexter, and Jeff Fitzpatrick of St. Charles; one sister Connie Jaspering of Washington, Iowa; two grandchildren Zachary and Taylor; other relatives and friends.
... Cremation has been accorded. Memorial services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 27, 2012, at the funeral home.
Reverend's Barry Edwards and Bill Hix will officiate. Graveside military services and inurnment will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. The military services will be performed by the Pleasant Hill VFW Post #3118 Honor Guard and the Marine Corps honor guard.
... Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice Care of the Mid-West and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
... Online condolences may be sent to the family and the video tribute may be viewed at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com
... Arrangements were under the direction of the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Charles Arthur Covey
... Charles Arthur Covey, 56, of Pleasant Hill, formerly of Omaha, Nebraska, departed this life June 15, 2012, at his home.
... He was born April 15, 1956, in Omaha, the son of William Arthur and Martha Naomi(Cunningham) Covey.
... As a young man Charles was active in Boy Scouts, achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. He was a 1974 graduate of William Jennings Brian Senior High in Omaha.
... He was an avid reader and history buff. He was a member of the Mosier Wheeler Presbyterian Church in Omaha.
... Charles was preceded in death by his mother Martha in 2009.
... He is survived by two daughters, Melissa Covey of Orlando, Florida, and Sarah Covey of Omaha; his father Bill of Pleasant Hill; one brother, William A. (and Cindy) Covey, Jr. of Springfield; one sister, Naomi Downey of Pleasant Hill; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.
... Funeral services were July 19, 2012, at the funeral home. Rev. Sarah Ross, minister of the Pleasant Hill 1st Presbyterian Church, officiated. Interment followed in the Coffey Cemetery, Coffey, Mo.
... Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanleydickeyfuneralhome.com
... Arrangements by Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, 203 North Armstrong, Pleasant Hill.

Norma Lorraine (Spencer) McCoy
...Norma Lorraine (Spencer) McCoy, 80, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life on July 10, 2012 at her home, surrounded by the strength and love of her family.
...She was born February 6, 1932 in Rock Falls, Illinois, the daughter of Floyd and Mertle Mae Spencer.
...Norma spent her younger years and attended school in Illinois.
...On September 5, 1950, she was united in marriage with Robert Gordon "Bob" McCoy in Kansas City.
...The McCoy family moved to Pleasant Hill in 1955 to make their home and raise their family.
...Norma was a loving and dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great-great grandmother. Her family came first in her life, and she put their wants and needs above her own.
...Norma worked for many years at Gerbes Supermarket in Pleasant Hill where she knew the customers by name and considered them to be friends. While working at Gerbes, she became a member of the Retail Clerks Union.
...She was preceded in death by her parents, Floyd and Mertle Spencer; one daughter, Sally Francy; one son, Bradley Everet McCoy and three brothers, Lowell Spencer, Harold "Teen" Spencer and Paul Spencer.
...Norma is survived by her husband, Robert Gordon "Bob" McCoy of the home; three sons, Robert Gordon "Bobby" McCoy, Jr. and Shay McCutchan of Pleasant Hill, Billy Lee McCoy and wife Debbie of Garden City, John Paul McCoy and wife Trish of Pleasant Hill; four daughters, Sandra Lee Rinke, Susan Lorraine Truninger and husband Bill; Sharon Marie Hayes and David Francy, and Shelia Kay Albin, all of Pleasant Hill; three sisters, Doris Matuska of Blacksburg, SC, Loris Whittington of Willow Springs; Carol Sue Garland of Sterling Ill.; 33 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren, other relatives and many friends.
...Services were under the direction of Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill.
...A graveside service and interment were held July 14, 2012 at the Strasburg Cemetery, with Elder Butch Shewmaker, officiating.
...Casket bearers were Travis Tosh, Bryan Lynn, Logan Truninger, Grant McCoy, Robert McCoy, Aaron Turner, Bradley McCoy and Chase Snyder. Honorary Casket bearer was Shawn Robert Lynn. (www.wallace-funeralhomes.com)

Denise Diane Asbury
... Denise Diane Asbury, 41, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life on July 12, 2012 at Lee's Summit Medical Center.
... She was born on July 2, 1971, in Kansas City, Misssouri, the daughter of Harry and Shelby Jean (O'Dell) Asbury.
... She was a lifelong resident of Pleasant Hill and a 1989 graduate of Pleasant Hill High School.
... Denise was the quiet and gentle backbone of her family. She helped provide loving care for her father, Harry Asbury, before his death on March 29, 2008 and again for her mother, Shelby Jean (O'Dell) Asbury before her death on January 3, 2010.
... Denise received her own cancer diagnosis in August of 2011 and, although preferring to keep her condition quiet, fought a hard and gallant battle with dignity and grace.
... Denise is survived by her husband, Joe Rodriguez, of the home; two sons, Tyler Hansen and Ryan Asbury, both of the home; one brother, Mark Asbury and wife Diana and one sister, Jennifer Asbury, all of Kansas City, and one half brother, Wayne Asbury and his wife Sheila of Pleasant Hill.
... Funeral services were held July 17, 2012 at Wallace Funeral Home with Rev. Kent Deubner officiating.
... Casket bearers were Dave Erickson, Phil Delashmitt, Nic Asbury, Adam Parvin, Garrett Friel and Justin McConville.
... Denise was laid to rest in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery next to her parents.
... Memorial contributions in memory of Denise may be made to the American Cancer Society, Kansas City Metro Office, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri, 64105 or left in care the funeral home.

Vance Edward James
... Vance Edward James of Pleasant Hill was born on November 27, 1969, and died on July 13, 2012.
... Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday, July 19 at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill.

Arminta Ann
Driskill
...Mrs. Arminta Ann Driskill, 71, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life on July 4, 2012, surrounded by love and family at her home near Pleasant Hill.
...She was born December 3, 1940, in El Centro, California, the daughter of John Farrell and Mildred Phyllis (Hopper) Dobson.
...Arminta was united in marriage to William Cecil "Bill" Driskill Sr. on September 14, 1957 in Wheatland, Missouri.
...She was employed for 41 years in quality control at Western Electric, Lee's Summit, until her retirement.
...She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Pleasant Hill and a member of Pioneers of America.
...Arminta enjoyed her family, floral designing and cooking. She was a four year starter and standout basketball player at Wheatland High School and still holds the school record for scoring 54 points in a single game. Arminta had lived in Wheatland and Kansas City before moving to Pleasant Hill 45
years ago.
...Besides her parents, Arminta was preceded in death by her son, Richard on October 5, 1990; a brother, Kenneth and a sister, Dortha Rogus.
...She is survived by her husband, William "Bill" Driskill Sr. of the home; a son, William "Bill" Driskill Jr., Pleasant Hill; a daughter, Judith Ann Driskill-Brunstein and husband, Nick, Fairview Heights, Ill.; six grandchildren, Alan, Chad, Robert "Bobby", Misty, Bryan and Grace; four great-grandchildren, Travis Roy, Julia Ann, Johnathon and Catherine Michelle; two brothers, Charles Dobson, Bolivar and John Dobson, Wheatland; two sisters, Farrellene Turner, Urbana and Jane Buckner, Pleasant Hill; other relatives and a host of friends.
...Services were July 7, 2012 under the direction of the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home of Pleasant Hill. Rev. Todd McLean officiated.
...Casket bearers were Melvin "Butch" Hawks, Harold Howard, Clay Kohler, E.C. Schmoll, Jack Smith and Billy Snyder. Interment was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
...To view the video tribute or send the family online condolences, visit www.stanleydickeyfuneralhome.com.

Russell C. Borg
... Russell C. Borg, 85, long time resident of Pleasant Hill, departed this life on June 16, 2012 at the Pleasant Hill Health and Rehabilitation Center.
... He was born January 23, 1927 in Kansas City, the son of Russell C. Borg and Laurie A. (Allen) Borg.
... Russell was an electrician at Kansas City Power and Light before his retirement and had served his country in both the Air Force and the Coast Guard.
... He was preceded in death by his parents, Russell C. and Laurie A. (Allen) Borg and one son-in law, Benjamin Lane.
... Russell is survived by two daughters, Gina Lane of Pleasant Valley, Missouri and Valerie Vanderpool and husband, Mark of Raymore; one grandson, Justin Vanderpool
of Raymore, other relatives and many friends.
... In accordance with Russell's wishes, cremation was accorded and inurnment was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Wallace Funeral Home (www.wallace-funeralhomes.com).

Richard Tilman "Dick" Michael
...Richard Tilman "Dick" Michael, 81, Pleasant Hill, departed this life on June 25, 2012 at Lee's Summit Medical Center, surrounded by his loving family.
...He was born June 22, 1931 in Harris, Missouri, the son of Byron Dale and Bessie Edith (Smith) Michael. Dick spent his younger years in Milan, Missouri, and graduated high school there in 1950.
...Most of Dick's adult life was spent in and around the Pleasant Hill area where he farmed and was owner and operator of Michael's Basement Company.
On March 20, 1970 he was united in marriage with Nancy (Hand) Lees in Miami, Oklahoma.
...Dick was a member of the United Methodist Church of Pleasant Hill, Missouri.
...He was preceded in death by his parents, Byron Dale and Bessie Edith Michael; one infant daughter, Carole Lea Michael in 1954 and two sisters, Ruth Hines and Zeta Gilvin.
...Dick is survived by his wife, Nancy Michael of the home; four sons, John Dale Michael, Scott Owen Lees, Russell Joe Lees and Richard Brent Michael, all of Pleasant Hill; one daughter, Karen Jean Wilmoth, also of Pleasant Hill; four brothers, Kenneth Michael of Newtown, Missouri; Nelson Michael of Unionville, Missouri; C. J. Michael of Milan, and Ted Michael of Hannibal; 12 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, other relatives and many friends.
...Funeral services were held June 27, 2012 at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill with Rev. Kent Deubner officiating.
...Casket bearers were Ben J. Wilmoth, Janson L. Ayer, Michael O. Lees, Justin B. Michael, Brandon J. Lees, Devin P. Lees, Spencer T. Lees and R. Nathan Michael. Burial was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
...Arrangements by Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Gladys Irene (Schneider) Long
... Gladys Irene (Schneider) Long, 80, of Lake Winnebago, passed away June 25, 2012 at her residence.
... Gladys was born in Mt. Sterling  on August 6, 1931 to Paul Benjamin and Elsie Emelia (Schulte) Krueger.  
... She was united in marriage in Bay to Delbert L. Schneider. on November 19, 1950.
... She was preceded in death by her husband, Delbert. 
... On June 22, 2002 in Pleasant Hill she was united in marriage to George "Corky" Long.  She was a member of the Pleasant Hill Presbyterian Church.
... Her survivors include her sons, Jerry Schneider of Springfield; Ronald Schneider and wife Paula of Eldon and Keith Schneider and wife Theresa of Neosho; daughter, Karen Luttrell and husband Jerry Maguire of Lake Winnebago; brothers, Ivan Krueger of Sullivan and Arvil Krueger and wife Carol of Bolivar; sister, Bernice Mohesky and husband Ken of Florissant; and eight grandchildren.
... Funeral services were held June 30 at the Gottenstroeter Funeral Home in Owensville with Pastor Bob Morrison officiating. Burial was in the Bethel Presbyterian Cemetery in Bay.

Lillian H.
Stanley
...Lillian H. Stanley, 94, of Lee's Summit, formerly of Grove, Okla., was born Thursday, Sept. 27, 1917, in Manhattan, Kan., the daughter of Dr. Charles M. and Lilie (White) Siever. She departed this life at 3:29 a.m. on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at the John Knox Village Care Center.
...Mrs. Stanley was a 1935 graduate of Manhattan (Kan.) High School. She attended one year at Kansas State University but completed her education at the University of Missouri.
...She was united in marriage to Raymond E. Stanley on December 3, 1938 in Picher, Okla. They had 67 wonderful years together before he preceded her in death on December 23, 2004.
...Raymond and Lillian owned funeral homes in Eskridge, Kan.; Baldwin, Kan.; and Parsons, Kan., prior to acquiring the Stanley Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill in 1954. The Stanley family served the families of Pleasant Hill with dignity, pride and honest service for over 50 years.
...Clark and Eugenia Stanley purchased the funeral home in 1977. Lillian and Raymond then retired to Grove, Okla., where they loved to spend time fishing on their pontoon boat under Sailboat Bridge on Grand Lake. They truly enjoyed retirement and were able to travel extensively; they were especially fond of long cruises. She spent the last few years at the Valley View assisted living facility in the John Knox Village complex. She was an excellent bridge player and could do almost anything with her computer.
...She was a past Worthy Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star and the P.E.O. sisterhood. She was a Methodist and rarely missed a service at the John Knox Village Chapel.
...Mrs. Stanley was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Amy Stiefvater; three brothers, and her sister.
...She is survived by her daughter Judy Hayes and husband Michael of Cincinnati, Ohio; her son Clark Stanley and his wife Eugenia of Pleasant Hill; three grandchildren: Jeffrey Fortune of Vinita, Okla.; Blake Fortune and wife Mindy of Olathe, Kan.; and Aaron Stanley and wife Bridget of Pleasant Hill; six great grandchildren William Stanley, Morgan Stanley, Caitlyn Rogers and Nathan, Linus and Maren Fortune. She also leaves her sister-in-law, Joan Stanley of Parsons, Kan., and her brother-in-law, Bill Strange of Grove, Okla.
...Funeral services were held Thursday, June 21, at the John Knox Village Chapel. Interment was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
...Memorial contributions are suggested to Home of Hope, c/o Jodi Manning, Box 903, Vinita, Okla. 74301 or may be sent in care of the funeral home.
...Online condolences www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com Arrangements: Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong, Pleasant Hill, MO (816) 540-5550

Loretta Antonetta (Boden) Mrok
... Loretta Antonetta Boden Mrok, 97, of Pleasant Hill, died peacefully on June 16, 2012 at Pleasant Health and Rehabilitation Center, where she had lived since 2003.
... Loretta was born October 29, 1914 in Kansas City, the daughter of George Boden and Josephine V. Meyer Boden.
... She grew up at 34th and Highland near her father's real estate office and attended the Kansas City Public Schools, graduating from Central High School in 1932.
... She attended a dressmaking school and worked as a seamstress at Harzfeld's on Petticoat Lane before joining the vaudeville circuit as a chorus line dancer. She performed with dance companies in St. Louis and Chicago.
... Loretta moved to Chicago in 1936 where she worked as a seamstress at Marshall Fields.
... Loretta married Edward King Mrok in Cicero, Illinois in 1937, and they lived there until his death of cancer in 1958. The couple had no children. Loretta continued to live in Cicero until her retirement in 1980 from Amphenol, where she had worked as a supervisor.
... She moved back to the family home on Cedar Street in Pleasant Hill where her mother, Josephine Johnson (who died in 1975) and her step-father, Earl Johnson, (who died in 1962), had lived.
... Known as "the cat lady" in Pleasant Hill, Loretta was an enthusiastic champion of animals, always caring for many dogs and cats of her own, and many stray ones as well. She corresponded with animal rights groups and charities. After she moved to the nursing home and had to give up her beloved pets, she fed the birds on the patio daily.
... Loretta was a member of St. Bridget Catholic Church in Pleasant Hill and regularly attended Mass at the old brick church built in the 1880s when it was a block from her home.
... She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, step-father, and only sibling, Frederick G. Boden. She appreciated the loving care provided to her by the staff at Pleasant Hill Health and Rehabilitation Center.
... Graveside funeral services were held at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery on June 22, 2012 under the direction of Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Beula (How)
Johnson
...Beula (How) Johnson was born August 13, 1917, in Kingsville, and departed this life on June 20, 2012, at Crown Care Center in Harrisonville, Missouri at the age of 94 years, 10 months and 7 days.
...She was the daughter of Marion Simpson and Aleafa C. (Caswell) How.
...Beula grew up in the Kingsville area and graduated from Kingsville High School in May, 1936. On December 26 of that same year she was united in marriage with William "Amel" Johnson in Kansas City, and to this union four children were born. The Johnson family made their home in Pleasant Hill.
...Beula was a loving wife and mother who knew that God and family were the most important things in life. She dedicated her life to this principal and she instilled this knowledge in each of her children and later her grandchildren.
...Beula was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Lee's Summit and she attended the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Pleasant Hill.
...She was preceded in death by her husband; Amel Johnson on May 5, 1992, her parents; Marion Simpson and Aleafa C. How, great grandson; Chance Brown, three sisters; Annabelle Bradshaw, Bessie Johnson and twin sister, Eula McAllister, two brothers; Ralph How and Frank How, and two son-in-laws; Robert Deferrari and Ray Foster.
...Beula is survived by two sons; Larry Johnson and wife Juaneita of Warsaw; and Phillip Johnson and wife Kathleen of Blue Springs; two daughters; Lois DeFerrari of Warsaw, and Charlene Foster of Pleasant Hill. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, many great-great-grandchildren, other relatives and many, many friends.
...The funeral service for Mrs. Beula Johnson was held on Monday, June 25, 2012, at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill, with the Rev. Kent Deubner officiating.
...Casket Bearers were Larry Dean Johnson, Dennis Foster, Stephen Fowler, Brett Fowler, Gregory Nicks and Trenton Dean Johnson. Honorary Bearers were Jimmy Johnson, Junior Johnson, Andy Johnson, LeRoy Johnson, LeRoy Simmons and Robert DeFerrari.
...The family received friends from 10 a.m. until service time at 11 a.m. on Monday at the funeral home. Burial was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
...Memorial Contributions may be made to Odyssey Hospice, 4911 S. Arrowhead Drive, Suite 310, Independence, MO 64055.

Jay Hayes
...Jay Hayes, 93, a lifelong resident of Pleasant Hill, departed this life on June 16, 2012, at the Pleasant Hill Health and Rehabilitation Center, surrounded with love and family.
...He was born May 2, 1919, in Pleasant Hill, the son of Jesse Cleveland and Lola Alta (Small) Hayes.   
...He was a 1938 Pleasant Hill High School graduate.
...Jay was a United States Army veteran proudly serving his country for nearly six years during WWII.
...On November 21, 1942, he was united in marriage to Chrystal Maxine Farr in Marietta, Oklahoma.
...Jay was a well known and respected foundation contractor.  He owned and operated the Poured Foundation Company in Pleasant Hill for over 30 years.
...Jay was very active in the community and in the county.  He was not a politician, but had a sincere desire to do what he could to make Cass County a better place to live. 
...He was a member of the board of directors of the Casco area workshop board; was the last associate judge of the Northern District of Cass County; he served on the Cass County Vo-Tech Ad Council; a member of Who's Who in Missouri; 1974 Outstanding Citizen; member of the American Legion; charter member of the Pleasant Hill Future Farmers of America Chapter; charter member of the Pleasant Hill Rooster Booster Club; served two terms as chairman of the board of directors for the Pleasant Hill housing development-Broadway Village; a member of the Pleasant Hill Cemetery Board, and former member of the Pleasant Hill Lions Club.
 ...Most importantly Jay had been an active and faithful member of the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church since 1936.  Having become a member at 17, Jay was the longest living member.  He has served on most boards of the church; his pride and joy being chairman of the board that constructed the new sanctuary. 
...Jay and Chrystal were sponsors for the Junior and Senior High Methodist Youth Fellowship for many years.  He also touched the lives of many as a Sunday School teacher. 
...Many young men in Pleasant Hill were helped in their college careers as he provided jobs during the summer months to help fund their college educations.  For years he sponsored football and basketball teams and was never too busy to lend a hand for whatever was happening at school. 
...Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant son, James Cleveland Hayes, and two sisters, Evelyn Hale and Audrey Hayes.
 ...He is survived by his wife Chrystal of the home; one son Terry (and Joy) Hayes of Pleasant Hill; two daughters, Jaylene (and Al) Graham of Pleasant Hill, and Tracy (and Ron) Baker of Lee's Summit;  12 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; four brothers, Jesse (and Jackie) Hayes of Belton; Jerrall (and Nancy) Hayes, Jerry (and Josie) Hayes, all of Pleasant Hill, and A.J. (and Marilyn) Hayes of Columbia; one sister Ruth Kingsolver of Pleasant Hill; many nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.
...Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 20, 2011, at the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church (1300 Lexington Rd.).  Rev. Carl Knapp, minister of the church, will officiate. 
...Military graveside service and interment will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery with full military honors by the Pleasant Hill VFW Post #3118 Honor Guard.  Casket bearers are Bob Crawford, Josh Crouch, Clint Hayes, Brad Hocker, Clay Hocker, Matt Hocker, Pat Holt and Mike Rooney.
...Memorial contributions are suggested to the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
...Online condolences may be sent to the family and the video tribute may be viewed at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com
...Arrangements by Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Donald W. Bunnell
... Donald Wayne Bunnell, 65, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life on June 10, 2012 at his home.
... He was born September 10, 1946, in Kansas City, the son of Elmer Lee and Ethel May (Clark) Bunnell. 
... Don was a 1964 Pleasant Hill High School graduate.  He attended Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg. He was a veteran of the United States Army proudly serving during the Vietnam War.
... On June 5, 1987 he was united in marriage to Sharon Kay (Luetjen) Flippin in Pleasant Hill at the United Methodist Church.
... Don was as an electrician for most of his career.  After a career change, he retired from the Internal Revenue Service in 2011. He was a member of the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church and a Life Member of the Veteran of Foreign Wars Post #3118.
 ... He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife Sharon of the home; two sons, Michael Flippin of the home; and Kenneth (and Miranda) Flippin of Grain Valley; one daughter, Cheri (and Curtis) Heldstab of Buda, Texas; four grandchildren, Austin Flippin, Alex Heldstab, MacKenzie Heldstab and Katy Heldstab; two other children from previous marriages: son, Scott and daughter, Wendy; other relatives and many friends.
... Cremation has been accorded.  Memorial services were held June 16, 2012, at the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church.  Rev. Carl Knapp minister of the church officiated.  Mrs. Cheri Heldstab gave the eulogy.  The Final Salute ceremony and full military honors were provided by members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3118 Honor Guard following the service
... Memorial contributions are suggested to the St. Jude Children's Hospital and may be sent in care of the funeral home. 
... Online condolences may be sent to the family and the video tribute may be viewed at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com
... Arrangements by Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Edward L. Dysart
...Edward L. Dysart, 71, of Marshall, died June 6, 2012, at Vancouver General Hospital in Vancouver, British Columbia.
...He was born May 15, 1941, in Huntsville, Mo., the son of the late James Ben Dysart and Nella Mae Barron Dysart. He was a 1959 graduate of Marshall High School. On August 23, 1986, he married Ina Frances Snoddy, who survives of the home.
...Edward lived in Saline County most of his life, was owner/operator of Dysart Ins. Agency and actively engaged in farming. He served in the U.S. Army for three years in the 101st Airborne Division.
...He served on the boards of Concordia Farmers Mutual Insurance and Mid-Mo Energy. He was a supporter of 4-H, young farmers and numerous conservation groups of the area.
...He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Marshall, National Rifle Association, Malta Bend American Legion Post 558 and Safari Club International.
...In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Kim Vogel and husband Phil of rural Marshall and Megan Dysart of rural Miami and fiancé, Jason Peecher; four grandsons, Brett Vogel and wife Julie, Blake Vogel, Brandon Vogel and Blayne Vogel; two great-grandchildren, Bailee Vogel and Tyler Vogel; one brother, Rob Dysart and wife Vivian of Marshall; one sister, Judy (Gerken) Vest of Pleasant Hill; and several nieces and nephews.
...Funeral services were June 16, 2012, at St. Peter Catholic Church in Marshall. Burial with military rites were in Ridge Park Cemetery in Marshall. Memorials may be made to Saline County 4-H Shooting Sports in care of Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall. Friends may sign the online register book at www.campbell-lewis.com.
...Arrangements by Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall.

Edna Marie
Becker Eakins
...Edna Marie Becker Eakins, 90, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life on June 1, 2012, in Overland Park, Kans.
...She was born October 21, 1921 in Kansas City, Kans., the daughter of Frank and Pearl (Richards) Taylor. 
...On June 2, 1973, Edna was united in marriage to William Joseph "Bill" Eakins at the First Baptist Church in Pleasant Hill. 
...He preceded her in death on June 25, 2010.
...Edna was employed as an inspector for Western Electric. 
...She was a charter member and past president of the Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3118, Pleasant Hill; past president of District #6 Ladies Auxiliary and was a member of the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church.
 ...She was also preceded in death by her parents; a brother Charles Taylor; and two sisters, Alice Kester and Virginia Kruger.
...She is survived by three sons, Jim Becker and his wife Veronica of Waddell, Arizona; Bob Becker and his wife Dora May of Harrisonville, and Chuck Becker of Austin, Texas; six grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; her caregivers for the last several years, Connie Jones and Rhonda Peoples; other relatives and friends.
...Funeral service were held on June 4, 2012, at the funeral home. 
...Rev. Carl Knapp of the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church officiated.  Interment was in Floral Hills East Cemetery, Lee's Summit.
...Casket bearers were Bob Becker, Chuck Becker, Dustin Becker, Selden Hembree, Ashe Jones and Howard Raffurty.
...Memorial contributions are suggested to the VFW Post #3118 Auxiliary.
...Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com.
...Arrangements bwere under the direction of the  Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Claudia L. "Cookie"
Greenwood
...Claudia L "Cookie" Greenwood was born June 1, 1947 in Independence, Missouri, and departed this life on June 4, 2012 at her home in Clinton.
...She was the daughter of Claude Thomas and Katheryn Mae (Ross) Greenwood.
...Much of her adult life was spent in and around the Holden and Kingsville community.
...Claudia graduated with an Associate's degree in social science from Longview College in 1991 and worked for several years as a juvenile officer for Cass County until failing health forced her retirement.
...She was a member of New Beginnings Pentecostal Church.
...Claudia was preceded in death by her parents, Claude and Katheryn Greenwood and her companion of 24 years, Eric "Big Rick" Brannan.
...She is survived by three daughters, Cathi Wood and companion Sammy Dean, along with Cathi's children, Travis Lee and Kyle Andrew, all of Kingsville; Carolyn Cavette Kirkman, husband Warren and their children, Zackary Arthur and Ezekiel Elijah, all of Odessa, and Cimberly Deana Gudde and husband, Dwayne and their children, Molly Renea, Caleb Ross, Jacob Ryan and Devin Reed, all of Kingsville; three brothers, Thomas Greenwood of Bismark, Ark., Raymond Greenwood of Louisburg, Kans. and Claude Allen Greenwood of Lee's Summit; five sisters, Janet Crow of Bismark, Ark, Mary Dove of Pleasant Hill; Virginia Caldwell of Kansas City; Sharon Aline "Pennie" Bryant and husband Denzel of Clinton and Sherry Louise Wehmeyer, of Harrisonville; seven great-grandchildren, other relatives and many friends.
...In accordance with Claudia's wishes cremation has been accorded and no services are scheduled.

Lorene Anna Hocker
...Lorene Anna Hocker, 86, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life, June 8, 2012 at Pleasant Hill Health and Rehabilitation Center, surrounded with love and family.
She was born April 13, 1926 in Franklin, Missouri, the daughter of Arthur William and Emma Louise (Schroer) Hackmann. 
...On August 15, 1948, Lorene was united in marriage to Joseph Edwin Hocker in New Franklin, Missouri. 
...He preceded her in death seven months earlier on November 16, 2011.
...During World War II, Lorene moved to Kansas City and went to work for Pratt & Whitney.
...Following the war, she went to work for Sears.  Later she became a homemaker, as well as the bookkeeper for her husband's business Hocker Brothers Construction. 
...She was a member of the Harrisonville First Christian Church. 
She had also been an active member of the Plum Grove Extension for over 50 years, the Plum Grove 4-H Club, a leader in both the Boy Scouts and the Girl Scouts and the Pleasant Hill Senior Citizens.
...She was also preceded in death by her parents.
...Lorene is survived by one son Roger (and Cheri) Hocker of Kingsville; two daughters, Janice (and Tom) Britz of Peculiar and Carol (and Junior) Ross of Pleasant Hill; eight grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; one brother, Leonard (and Esther) Hackman of Fayette, Missouri; two sisters, Delores (and Don) Smith of Columbia, and Betty June (and Roger) Dale of Zebulon, North Carolina; other relatives and many friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 13, 2012, at the funeral home. 
...Rev. Adam Harmon of the Harrisonville Christian Church will officiate. 
...Interment will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.  Casket bearers are Rick Aldrige, Jared Britz, Travis Britz, Ryan Droege, Travis Minor, Marty Ross and Monty Ross.
...Memorial contributions are the suggested to Harrisonville First Christian Church Memorial Fund or Pleasant Hill Senior Citizens and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
...Online condolences may be sent to the family and the video tribute may be viewed at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com 
...Arrangements by Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong, Pleasant Hill, Missouri 64080 (816) 540-5550

Raymond John Burger
...Raymond John Burger, 68, of Pleasant Hill, formerly of Chicago, Illinois, departed this life on June 5, 2012 at the Benchmark Healthcare Center of Harrisonville.
...He was born June 11, 1943 in Chicago, the son of Clarence Leroy, Sr. and Helen (Bukowski) Burger. He
...Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Arthur Burger, and a sister, Betty Creamer.
...Raymond is survived by his brother and sister-in-law Clarence and Nancy Burger of Pleasant Hill; one sister, Virginia Ellen Metke of Chicago; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.
...Cremation has been accorded.
...Graveside services and inurnment were held on June 9, 2012, in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
...Rev. D. Kent Deubner of the Pleasant Hill First Christian Church officiated. Full military honors were provided by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3118 Honor Guard.
...Memorial contributions are suggested to Grace Hospice and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
...Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com.
...Arrangements were under the direction of the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Wathena
Mae Stock
...Wathena Mae Stock, age 80, Strasburg, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at home in Strasburg.
...She was born on April 28, 1932, in Kansas City, Missouri, the daughter of James R. and Opal Ferne Stubbs.
...She grew up around the Strasburg community and graduated from the Strasburg High School in 1950.
...She was united in marriage to Tom Stock on February 1, 1951, in Strasburg.
...Mrs. Stock was a beautician in Strasburg and Holden for many years and moved to Osage Beach, Missouri, in 1988 and continued work as a beautician there until retiring in 1998 and moving back to Strasburg.
...She and her husband, Tom, spent many winters in Mission, Texas.
...She was a member of the Strasburg Union Church, the Pleasant Hill Art League and the Pleasant Hill Eastern Star.
...Surviving her passing are her husband, Tom, of the home; two sons, Wayne and his wife, Julie, Strasburg; and Ron and his wife, Lisa, of Bucyrus, Kans.; one grandson, Dustin Stock; three granddaughters, Christy Baker, Carrie Deterding and Brandy Aadland; four great-grandchildren, Logan and Kylie Baker, and Conner and Kinsley Aadland, and her twin sister, Juanita Sechrest and husband, Ross, of Pleasant Hill.
...A memorial service was held at the Strasburg Union Church on Sunday, June 3, 2012, with Rev. David Hackett and Dr. John Clarke officiating.
...Memorial contribution ares uggested to the Strasburg Cemetery Association or the church.
...Cremation was under the direction of the Ben Cast & Son-Wood Funeral Home of Holden, Missouri.

Icy "Agnes"
(Burks) Vaccaro
...Icy "Agnes" (Burks) Vaccaro, 86, departed this life on May 23, 2012.
...She was born on March 10, 1926 in Tuscumbia, Missouri., the daughter of Robert I. and Esther (Pierce) Burks.
...Agnes graduated from Tuscumbia High School in 1944. Shortly after her graduation, she moved to the Kansas City area.
...On March 21, 1950 she was united in marriage to Vincent V. Vaccaro and to this union two children were born.
...The Vaccaro family made their home in the Kansas City/Raytown area.
...Agnes was a member of Spring Valley Baptist Church in Raytown, where she was active in the Senior Glory Choir, the Women's Missionary Union and had been a teacher and helper for the first grade Sunday School class.
...Agnes was preceded in death by her husband, Vincent (Vince) V. Vaccaro on January 3, 2012; her parents, Robert Issac and Esther (Pierce) Burks; three sisters, Opal Burks, Lorene Bond and Helen Birdsong.
...Agnes is survived by one son, Stephen R. Vaccaro and wife Janet of Raytown; one daughter, Vicki Sleyster and husband J. B. of Harrisonville; two brothers, Joseph Burks and Robert
Burks, Jr., both of Kansas City, Kansas; two sisters, Bonnie Presswood of Granite City, Illinois and Nina Atwell of Olean, Missouri; one sister-in-law, Virginia Vaccaro of Blue Springs; five grandchildren, Nathan Sleyster and wife Sara; Jacob Sleyster, Natalie Vaccaro, Emily Vaccaro and Robert Vaccaro; four great grandchildren, Alexandria, Ella, Jaxon and Benjamin and many nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.
...Funeral services were held May 26, 2012 at the Spring Valley Baptist Church in Raytown, with Pastor Larry Heenan officiating.
...Pallbearers were Nathan Sleyster, Jacob Sleyster, Robert Vaccaro, Larry Joe Burks, J. B. Sleyster and Rick Wickham. Burial at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
...Memorial contributions may be made payable to Stephen R. Vaccaro. Arrangements by Wallace Funeral Home www.wallacefuneralhomes.com

Della Rovella
(Schatz) Hircock
...Della Rovella (Schatz) Hircock, 57, West Des Moines, Iowa, passed away on May 22, 2012 at her home.
...Della was born on April 11, 1955 to Lillian Catherine Howe and William Christian Schatz of Kansas City.
...Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Dale Hircock, whom she married January 9, 1989 at the Church of Christ in Des Moines, Iowa; sons, Christopher Elliott and Jason Elliott; daughters, Fransisca Elliott, Jamie Danley, Jessica Hircock and Samantha Hircock; mother, Lillian (Howe) Eslick, of Pleasant Hill; brothers, William Schatz, Clifford Eslick, Jr., of Pleasant Hill, and Raymond Eslick; sister, Cathy Schotte; and grandchildren, Cody, Canton, Ethyn, Raven, Cheyenne, Hailey, Trent, Calvin, Jaden, Frances, Jack, Elijah, and Aiden.
...She is preceded in death by her father, William Schatz and father, Clifford Vernon Eslick, as well as her grandsons, Dakota Elliott and Damian Kimmel. Funeral services were May 25, 2012 at Hamilton's, West Des Moines.
...Memorial contributions may be directed to the family in memory of Della. Online condolences may be left at www.HamiltonsFuneral-Home.com.

Jack Carter
"Bud" Chandler
...Jack Carter "Bud" Chandler was born July 16, 1926 in Nevada, Missouri and departed this life on May 28, 2012 at his home surrounded by his loving family, at the age of 85 years,
...He was the son of Raymond Burris and Mildred M. (Kibler) Chandler.
...Bud spent his younger years and attended high school in Nevada, Missouri. While still a young man he became a commercial painter and was a member of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades #9 of Kansas City, Missouri.
...On November 13, 1944 Bud was inducted into the United States Army and proudly served his country during World War II in the European Theater and was awarded a Bronze Star.
...On January 8, 1961 He was united in marriage to Marguerite Evelyn Hooper.
...The Chandler family made their home in the Grandview area for 52 years.
...After retirement, Bud and Marguerite divided their time between their home in Grandview and their "second home" in Indian Springs near Schell City, where Bud loved to hunt and fish.
...Bud was a member of the Schell City Christian Church and V.F.W. Post # 8220 of Belton, Missouri.
...He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Mildred Chandler; one daughter, Karen Belle Schneider on June 2, 2001 and one sister, Roberta G. Hensley.
...Bud is survived by his wife, Marguerite E. Chandler of the home; three daughters, Patricia Kay Duggar of Kansas City, Kathy Lynn Nichols of Grandview, Jackie Ann Wallen of Harrisonville; seven grandchildren, Andrea Duggar, Christina Duggar, William Nichols II, Benjamin Carter Nichols, Nickolas Cody Chandler-Wallen, Dustin Casey Chandler- Wallen and Jesse Austin Chandler-Wallen; two great grandchildren, Tanner Nichols and Reid Nichols, other relatives and many, many friends.
...Graveside service and interment was held May 31, at the Freeman Cemetery with Rev. Kent Deubner officiating.
...Casket bearers were Cody Wallen, Dustin Wallen, Jesse Wallen, Buddy Wallen, Bill Nichols and Ben Nichols. There was a private viewing for family only.
...Arrangements were under the direction of the Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill. www.wallace-funeral-homes.com.

Gloria F. Johnson
...Gloria F. Johnson, 90, Bellingham, Washington, died on May 24, 2012.
...She was born on January 30, 1922, in Garden City, Missouri, the daughter of Alma Goodman Roupe and E.N. Roupe.
... Her family reports that she enjoyed life enormously right up to the last two weeks and died peacefully in her sleep.
...She was preceded in death by her second husband, Thurman Johnson.

Nancy M.
Klockenga
...Nancy M. Klockenga, 64, of Pleasant Hill, MO, formerly of Geneseo and Atkinson, passed away May 22, 2012 at Center Point Medical Center, Independence. Nancy was born on July 14, 1947 in Geneseo, the daughter of Roy and Rose Mary (Phillips) Urban. She was a graduate of Geneseo High School.
...Nancy was united in marriage to Cary Klockenga on May 1, 1966 at First Presbyterian Church, Geneseo. She was a member of Loraine United Methodist Church, Geneseo, and Pleasant Hill Methodist Church.
...Survivors include her husband Cary, her mother Rose Mary Urban, Portage, MI; two sons Cory Allen (Tamara) Klockenga; Clio, MI; Michael R. (Regenia) Klockenga, Pleasant Hill; five grandchildren Jordan, Jason, Aaron, Ryan, Allie, three great grandchildren Kalyn, Alexis, Chase, and a brother Terry (Susan) Urban, Portage, MI.
...She was preceded in death by her father.
...Funeral services were May 26 at Loraine United Methodist Church, Prophetstown. Rev. Jim Crozier officiated. Burial was in the Oakwood Cemetery, Geneseo.
...Funeral services were under the direction of Vandemore Funeral Home Ltd., Geneseo. Memorials may be left to the Susan Komen Cure.
...Share a message of sympathy with Nancy's family at www.vandemorefuneralhome.com

J.W. King
...J.W. King, 86, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life May 14, 2012, at the Lee's Summit Community Hospital surrounded with love and family.
...He was born December 19, 1925 in Watertown, Tenn., the son of Selmer Turney and Etta (Malone) King.
...On May 23, 1953, he was united in marriage to Juanita Jean Goble in Iatan, Missouri.
...J.W. was laborer with Armco Steel, retiring in 1987.
...He was an active member and deacon of the Big Creek Baptist Church.
...Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Clyde King and three sisters, Johnnie Humphrey, Mable Ballew and Vernelle McClanahan.
...He is survived by his wife of nearly 60 years Juanita, of the home; one daughter Rochelle (and Mark) Gray of Pleasant Hill; two sons, Tim (and Julie) King of Belton; and Kerry (and Sarah) King of Raymore; seven grandchildren, Jason (and Lisa) Gray of Holden; Leanne Gray of Pleasant Hill, Ryan Gray of Lee's Summit; Stacy (and George) Billings of Harrisonville; Scott King of Fort Worth, Tex., Kevin King and Suzanne King of Raymore; five great grandchildren; one sister, Anna Mai Crowder of Smithville, Tenn.; other relatives and friends.
...Funeral services were held May 18, 2012, at the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home of Pleasant Hill.
...Rev. Todd MacLean officiated. Mrs. Janet O'Niell rendered the music.
...Honorary casket bearers were Greg Anderson, Durwin Baakin, Dale Barbarick, Bernie Benware, Rick Benware, Bill Cotton, Mark Gray, David Hertzog, Paul Miller, Gib Sudduth and Bill Truninger.
...Cremation was accorded following the service.
...Inurnment will be at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery at a later date.
...Memorial contributions are suggested to the Big Creek Baptist Church Building Fund and may be sent in his memory in care of the funeral home.

Gilbert Doehla
...Gilbert Doehla, 96, of rural Concordia passed away May 6, at Western Missouri Medical Center. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
...Gilbert was born May 21, 1915 near Lohman, Missouri to parents, August A. and Bertha (Raithel).
...On April 6, 1947 Gilbert married Tena Strobel. The family lived near Russellville until moving to a farm near Concordia in 1957 where they lived for the past 55 years.
...Gilbert was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Raymond and sister Lenora Doehla, and an infant daughter.
...He is survived by his wife, Tena, of the home; son, Jim, and wife, Myra, Pleasant Hill; daughter, Shirley Cleveland, and husband, Greg, Warrensburg; five grandchildren, Ashley (Cleveland) Howard and husband, Zack of Laredo, Tex.; Ross Cleveland, Warrensburg; Joy (Doehla) Hawkins and husband, Andrew, Pleasant Hill; Jamie (Doehla) Heck and husband, Jason, Overland Park, Kans.; Joel Doehla and wife, Sandra, Shawnee, Kans.; and three great-grandchildren, Riley, Parker and Reagan Hawkins.
...The funeral service was May 10, 2012 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Concordia.

Laverne W. "Bud" Winfrey, Sr.,
...Laverne W. "Bud" Winfrey, Sr., 93, of Kingsville, departed this life on May 14, 2012 at the Pleasant Hill Health & Rehabilitation Center.
...He was born September 29, 1918 in Norborne, Missouri, the son of Fred Cecil and Bertha (Tietjens) Winfrey.
...In April 1941, he was united in marriage to Edith "Butchie" Carrie Standifer in Clovis, New Mexico. She preceded him in death on January 18, 2002.
...He was a WWII Army veteran, serving in the European Theatre of Operations. He fought at the D-Day invasion and the Battle of the Bulge, as well as several other skirmishes in and around northern Europe.
...Bud was an avid farmer and outdoorsmen. He loved farming, hunting and fishing. Most importantly he loved his family.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Adrian Winfrey and Fred Winfrey.
...Bud is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Buddy and Linda Winfrey of Kingsville; granddaughter, Dana Carter and her husband Keith of Lone Jack; two great grandsons, Kyle and Klay of Lone Jack; other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held May 18, 2012, at the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home of Pleasant Hill. Rev. D. Kent Deubner, of the Pleasant Hill First Christian Church, officiated.
...Members of VFW Post #3118 performed a final salute.
...Interment was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery with full military honors by the ...Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3118 Honor Guard.
...Casket bearers were Jim Beattie, Keith Carter, Charlie Schyer, Charlie Shimel, Dennis Ray, and Kenneth Ray.
...Memorial contributions are suggested to the VFW Post #3118 Veterans Welfare Fund and may be sent in care of the funeral home.

Walter Samuel Hummel
...Walter Samuel Hummel, 65, of Oak Grove, departed this life on May 17, 2012 at his home surrounded with love and family.
...He was born October 7, 1946 in Champaign, Illinois, the son of Chris and Rosalie (Martin) Hummel.
...He was a United States Navy Veteran proudly serving his country from 1963 to 1969.
...He served three tours in Vietnam; two on ship and one on land.
...On February 6, 1971, he was united in marriage to Gayle Dean Richardson in Stover, Missouri.
...Walter owned and operated The G & H Feed Store in Grain Valley; prior to that he managed the McLeroy Station for 17 years.
...He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3118 of Pleasant Hill, the American Legion, Disabled American Veterans and the Reformed Church of Christ, Florence, Missouri.
...Walter wrote and wanted people to know: "I loved God my whole life, I loved my family my whole life and I loved my country my whole life."
He was preceded in death by his father Chris in 1986.
...He is survived by his wife Gayle of the home; two daughters, Sara Schlie of Oak Grove and Tammy McGee and husband David of Kansas City, and one son, Anthony Hummel of Blue Springs; three grandchildren, Brittany Schlie (and fiance Tyler Wells) of Oak Grove; Blake Schlie of Oak Grove and Joseph McGee of Kansas City; his mother, Rosalie Hummel of Oak Grove; three brothers, Chris Hummel and wife Glenna of Pleasant Hill; John Hummel and wife Cindy of Blue Springs and Tim Hummel and wife Cheryl of Butler; many nieces and nephews; other relatives and countless friends around the world.
Funeral services were held May 21, 2012, at the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill.
...Brother Bill Perkey officiated.
...Members of VFW Post #3118 performed a final salute. Graveside military services and interment were held in the Swan Lake Memorial Gardens, Grain Valley, with full military honors by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3118-Honor Guard.
...Casket bearers were Chris Hummel, John Hummel, Johnny Hummel, Scott Hummel, Tim Hummel, Tony Hummel, Joey McGee, Tyler Wells and Roy Roberts.
...Memorial contributions are suggested to the VFW Post #3118 Veterans Welfare Fund or Crossroads Hospice and may be sent in care of the funeral home. 

Emily Marie
McMillian
...Emily Marie McMillian, stillborn infant daughter of Sarah Marie McMillian of Raytown, was delivered at 12:31 p.m. on April 26, 2012 at Overland Park Regional Medical Center.
...Cremation has been accorded. Memorial services for Emily were held May 5, 2012 at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill, with Rev. Kent Deubner officiating.
...Emily was preceded in death by her maternal great grandparents, David and Velma McMillian and Charles Eaton, and her maternal great uncle, John McMillian.
...She is survived by her mother, Sarah Marie McMillian of the home; one brother, Logan McMillian and one sister, Jade Runnells, both of the home; her maternal grandparents, Mary McMillian and Stan McMillian, both of Raytown; maternal great grandmother, Ruth Eaton of Kansas City; one aunt, Lisa McCormick of Pleasant Hill, and one uncle, David McMillian of Raytown.
...Emily is also survived by several great aunts and uncles, Kayleen and Chuck Eaton of Pleasant Hill; John Cada of Kansas; Nancy Cada of Lee's Summit; Janice McMillian of Belton; and Pam Eaton of Kansas City.
...It should be noted that after the diagnosis of multiple birth defects (VACTERL) was made, Sarah searched for answers and possible cures for little Emily, even traveled to Aurora, Colorado to the Children's Hospital for treatment. Unfortunately, the cure to Emily's problems was not to be found.

Shirley A.
(Thompson) Harp
...Shirley A. (Thompson) Harp, 81, departed this life on May 1, 2012 at Cass County Regional Medical Center in Harrisonville.
...She was born April 7, 1931 in Kansas City, the daughter of Robert Dodds and Vera May Thompson.
...Shirley spent her earlier years in the Kansas City area and graduated from East High School. On April 28, 1951 she was united in marriage with Raymond Gene Harp in Ft. Smith, Ark.and to this union three children were born.
...After Mr. Harp's military service was completed, the family moved back to the Kansas City area. They moved to Pleasant Hill in 1969. Mr. Harp passed away on January 20, 1990, and ...Shirley continued to make her home in Pleasant Hill.
...During her 22 years as cashier for Gerbes/Dillon's/Price Choppers Supermarket in Pleasant Hill, her outgoing and friendly personality served her well.
...Shirley was a member of the Aldersgate United Methodist Church of Greenwood.
...She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Gene Harp and her parents, Robert and Vera May Thompson.
...Shirley is survived by her children: Margaret Ann Kosfeld and husband David, Nancy Jean Diamond and Robert Max Harp and wife Jerri, all of Pleasant Hill; eight grandchildren: Abbie, Beau, Anna, Robbie, Jon, Jenny, Josh and Ryan; 11 great grandchildren: Julianne, Shawn, Megan, Baiden, Chloe, Riley, Ariane, Daphane, Jacob, Draven and Zane; other relatives and many friends.
...As Shirley requested cremation has been accorded under the direction of the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill. Inurnment will be at a later date.
...Contributions are suggested to the charity of your choice in Shirley's memory.

Gladys Naomi (Burge) Rhodes
Walters
...Gladys Naomi (Burge) Rhodes Walters, 90, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life on May 11, 2012 at the Pleasant Hill Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born July 20, 1921 in Decatur, Illinois, and was the youngest child of 12 born to James and Bessie (Bullard) Burge.
...Gladys graduated from Archie High School in 1939.
...On November 3, 1939 she was united in marriage with Joed Clyde Rhodes in Harrisonville, and to this union four sons were born. The Rhodes family made their home in Pleasant Hill. Mr. Rhodes passed away February 12, 1991.
...On April 4, 1992, Gladys was united in marriage with H. DeWaine Walters in Pleasant Hill, and they continued to make their home here.
...Mr. Walters passed away in April of 2006.
...Gladys worked at Bendix Corporation for over 30 years, retiring as an inspector. She was an active member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), the V.F.W. Auxiliary Post #3118 and the Ivy Leaf Chapter of the OES, all of Pleasant Hill.
...Gladys was preceded in death by both her husbands, Joed Clyde Rhodes and H. DeWaine Walters; her parents, James and Bessie Burge; one son, Joed Clyde (J.C.) Rhodes, Jr. on March 8, 1995; three brothers and eight sisters.
...She is survived by three sons, Larry Rhodes and wife Helen; Luther Rhodes, all of Pleasant Hill; and Jamie Rhodes of Blue Springs; 10 grandchildren, Bruce Sloan, Jayne Cline, William Clyde Rhodes, Naomi Rhodes, Kevin Squire, Damon Rhodes, Jayson Kingsolver, Dana Sheehan, Justin Rhodes and Kyle Rhodes; 22 great grandchildren, five great-great grandchildren, other relatives and many friends.
...Funeral services for Gladys Rhodes Walters were held May 15, 2012 at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill with Rev. Kent Deubner officiating.
...Pallbearers were Mickey Shelby, Danny Shelby, Damon Rhodes, Justin Rhodes, Kyle Rhodes and Bruce Sloan. Honorary bearer was William Clyde Rhodes.
...Burial was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, P.O. Box 413247, Kansas City, MO 64141-3247 or may be left at the funeral home.
...Arrangements by Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill. www.wallace-funeralhomes.com.

Barbara Jean
Rinker
...Barbara Jean Rinker, 50, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life April 24, 2012 at the Lee's Summit Medical Center.
...She was born December 5, 1961 in Kansas City, Kans., the daughter of Worthy Jesse James, Jr. and Eleanor Lee (Hill) James.
...She was a 1980 graduate of the J.C. Harmon High School in Kansas City, Kans.
...On May 3, 1986, she was united in marriage to Jack Michael Rinker in Pleasant Hill.
...Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her stepson Glenn Rinker in 1989.
...She is survived by her husband Jack of the home; one daughter Jess Dinges and her husband Raymond of Pleasant Hill; one stepdaughter Sheri Barker and her husband B.J. of Pleasant Hill; four grandchildren, Levi, Carly, Rylie and Kenly; one brother Jay James of Kansas City, Kans.; one sister Joyce Starks and her husband John of Edwardsville, Kans.; one halfsister Marilyn Holmes and her husband Bob of El Cajone, Calif.; other relatives, and many friends.
...Funeral services were held April 28, 2012, at the funeral home.
...Scott Todd officiated.
...Interment was in the ...Casket bearers were B.J. Barker, Raymond Dinges, John Starks, Darrell Gray, Sam Gray and Mike Gray. Dean Gray, Roger Smith and Roger Smith Jr. served as honorary casket bearers.
...Memorial contributions are suggested to Powell Gardens and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
...Online condolences may be sent to the family and the video tribute may be viewed at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com.
...Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home of Pleasant Hill.

Bryan Simms

 .Bryan Edward Simms, 53, of Kingsville, departed this life April 8, 2012 at the Western Missouri Medical Center, Warrensburg.
...He was born July 17, 1958 in Independence, the son of Buel Ellis and Dolores Ione (Brooks) Simms.
...Bryan was a 1976 Pleasant Hill High School graduate where he had been an avid wrestler, an active FFA member and a National Honor Society member.
...On March 2, 1987, he was united in marriage to Marlene Elizabeth Myers in Las Vegas, Nevada. They recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary.
...Bryan was a renowned, well respected farmer in the area, and was skilled in all aspects of farming. He and his brother Bruce also owned and operated Simms Trucking and were virtually inseparable in their work.
...In addition to farming he was currently working for the Kingsville Livestock Auction; but also worked for the Sedalia Sale Barn, Johnson County Livestock and the Odessa Sale Barn. He was a member of Cattleman's Association.
...He was preceded in death by his parents.
...He is survived by his wife Marlene of the home; two children, Bryce Simms and Brooke Simms of the home; two step-children Brandon Jackson of Lone Jack and Shari Keck of Cleveland, Mo.; one brother, Bruce Simms and his wife Kathy of Pleasant Hill; one nephew, Ryan Simms of Pleasant Hill; two nieces, Nici Wilson of Pleasant Hill, and Jodie White of Scammon, Kans.; other relatives and a host of friends.
...Funeral services were held April 12, 2012. Rev.John McCroy of the Kingsville Baptist Church officiated. Interment was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
...Casket bearers were Jeremy Anstine, Austin "Pork" Bishop, Mike Bishop, Byron Grainger, Milt Myers and Chris Parris.
...Honorary casket bearers were Rick Anstine, Les Brooks, Dale Francy, Jr., Jerry Jenkins and Tom Jones.
...Memorial contributions are suggested to the Bryan Simms Memorial Scholarship Fund, which has been set up at the Pleasant Hill Bank or Kingsville Boosters, both of which may be sent in care of the funeral home.
...Online condolences may be sent to the family and the video tribute may be viewed at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com.
...Arrangements by Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.


Rick 'Mac' McEvoy
...Rick "Mac" McEvoy, 54, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life on April 7, 2012.
...He was born October 18, 1957 in Springfield, Missouri, the son of Jan Maria (Zimmerman) McEvoy.
...Rick spent his younger years in the Springfield area, where he graduated from Glendale High School. He then made his home in the Raytown for many years where he coached baseball for his son Wes' baseball team.
...Rick then lived in Lee's Summit for several years and in 2008, he moved to the Pleasant Hill area to make his home.
...Rick worked for U.S. Electrical and was a proud member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical workers, Local 124 for over 30 years.
...Rick was a wonderful father and a true and loyal friend.
...He enjoyed baseball, the Kansas City Chiefs, riding his Harley and was a member of H.O.G.
...Rick is survived by his son, Weston McEvoy and wife Sarah of Houghton, Mich.; his mother; Jan Maria Zimmerman of Springfield; two brothers, Mike McEvoy of Topeka, KS and Mark McEvoy of Springfield and two step-grandchildren Kaylin and Jordin McEvoy.
...At Mac's request, cremation was accorded.
...The family received friends at a memorial visitation April 14, 2012 at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill. In memory of Rick "Mac" McEvoy, fellow Harley riders were asked to ride their bikes to the visitation.

Raymond Carl
Hibner
...Raymond Carl Hibner, 65, departed this life on April 19, 2012 at Lee's Summit Medical Center.
...He was born on October 4, 1946 in Kansas City, the son of Carl I. and Jewell L. (Brown) Hibner.
...Raymond spent his younger years in the Kansas City area. In 1957 the family moved to Raymore.
...Raymond graduated from Raymore-Peculiar High School in 1964.
...On October 8, 1965, Raymond was united in marriage with Norma Jean Creek at the Blue Springs Pentecostal Church, and to this union, three daughters were born.
...Raymond and Norma made their home in the Pleasant Hill/Lone Jack area for 42 years.
...Raymond was the owner and operator of Hibner Backhoe and Trenching.
...He had served as a member of the Lone Jack School Board, was a past president of E.F.D.A of Lone Jack and a past president of the Public Water Supply District #2 of Johnson County, Missouri.
...Raymond was preceded in death by his parents, Carl I. and Jewell L. Hibner; two sisters, Lillian Nyquist and Carol Lee Smith.
...He is survived by his wife, Norma Jean Hibner of the home; three daughters, Cindy Lynn Smith and husband, Darin of Pleasant Hill; Shelley Rae Hibner of Kingsville, and Kristie Renee Hibner of Pleasant Hill; one brother, Russell Hibner and wife Cheryl of Holden; two sisters, Sharon Winkler and husband Richard, and Kathleen Tye, all of Raytown; six grandchildren, Andrew, Tailer and Devin Smith; David, Scott and Ashley Blann; one great grandchild, Arbor Jaymes Smith, other relatives and many friends.
...Services were held on April 24, 2012 at the Colbern Road Restoration Branch Church, Lee's Summit, with Pastor Gary Hackett officiating.
...Casket bearers were Andrew Smith, Tailer Smith, Devin Smith, David Blann, Scott Blann and Ashley Blann.
...Burial was at Floral Hills East Cemetery, Lee's Summit. Arrangements by Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill.
...Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Kansas City Metro Office, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri 64105 or sent in care of the Wallace Funeral Home.

Robert Vincent Miller

  Robert Vincent Miller, 76, of Pleasant Hill, passed away on March 30, 2012, at Pleasant Hill Nursing Home after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. He donated his body to science for research and will be cremated.
  Robert was born on August 28, 1935 to Clyde and Alice Miller. He grew up in Kansas City with his family and graduated from Southeast High School.
  He married Margaret (Peggy) Walton on July 12, 1958. He worked for Bublitz Machinery Company for 35 years and retired in 1997.
  He was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde and Alice Miller; one brother, Clyde Miller Jr. and a sister, Bonnie Thomas.
  He is survived by his wife, Margaret Miller of Pleasant Hill; son Jeff Miller (Jan) of Gardner, Kans.; son Bill Miller (Melissa) of Kansas City; daughter Mary Alice Miller (Bill) of Pleasant Hill;12 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.


Jacquelyn Jo (Alford) Beck

  Jacquelyn Jo (Alford) Beck, 69, Pleasant Hill, went to be with Our Savior on April 2, 2012 at her home.
  She was born July 22, 1942 in Springfield, Mo., the daughter of Bertram N. and Mildred (Stafford) Alford. Jacquelyn grew up in Buffalo, Mo. and graduated from high school there.
  On June 11, 1960 she was united in marriage with Daryl Beck and to this union three children were born.
  The Beck family made their home in Buffalo for a short time before moving to Springfield, then to Lee’s Summit, and eventually settling in the Lone Jack area where they have lived for 39 years.
  Jacquelyn was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.
  Jacquelyn was a member of the Lone Jack Baptist Church, the Lone Jack Baptist Church Banner Ministry, Red Hat Society and had been a member of the Buffalo Gals.
  She was preceded in death by her parents, Bertram and Mildred Alford and one sister, Patty Donely.
  Jacquelyn is survived by her husband, Daryl Beck and two sons, Troy Beck and wife Becky of Saddlebrooke, Mo. and Daren Beck and wife Felecia of Sparta, Mo; one daughter, Angela Bishop and husband, Rick of Osawatomie, Kans.; one sister, Janice Bramwell of Buffalo, eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren, other relatives and many friends.
  Funeral services were held April 6, 2012 at the Lone Jack Baptist Church. Rev. Jerry Tharp officiated. Music was provided by Bill and Deanna Driskell.
  Pallbearers were Troy Beck, Daren Beck, Rick Bishop, Brandon Mead, Jason Beck and Bob Beck. Burial was in Reynolds Cemetery in Buffalo.
  Contributions in memory of Jacquelyn Jo Beck may be made to the American Cancer Society.
  Arrangements by Wallace Funeral Home (www.wallace-funeral- homes.com)


James Cedar Hammontree

  James Cedar Hammontree, 64, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life on April 4, 2012 at the John Knox Village Hospice Center, Lee's Summit.
  He was born July 24, 1947 in Chico, California, the son of Maurice Allen and Alice (Schmoll) Hammontree.
  Jim was a 1966 Pleasant Hill High School graduate and a United States Navy Vietnam Era Veteran serving aboard the USS Dixon and USS Proteus.
  On January 19, 1969, he was united in marriage to Linda Leigh Ash in Pleasant Hill.
  Jim was employed as a Civil Engineering Designer for Burns & McDonnell retiring in 2003. He then went to work for the Boy Scouts of America in various volunteer capacities, as well as a property maintenance director.
  He was an active member the Pleasant Hill First Christian Church, Midwest Tool Collectors Association, La Cruces New Mexico Eagles and former member of the Pleasant Hill Lions Club and the Kansas City Woodworkers Guild.
  He was also a 53-year member of the Boy Scouts of America where he held every position in Troop 300 and various council positions.
  He was a Medicine Man with the Tribe of Mic- O-Say, bearing the name Silver Distant Fox.
  He was preceded in death by his parents.
  He is survived by his wife Linda of the home; one son Wheeler Hammontree and his wife Kristin of Ft. Huachuca, Ariz.; one daughter Josie Hermsmeyer and her husband Ryan of Wildwood, Mo.; two grandchildren Laurelin Hammontree and Morgan Hermsmeyer; other relatives and friends.
  Cremation has been accorded.
  Family and friends are invited to attend Tribal Mic-OSay services at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 14, 2012 at the Pleasant Hill First Christian Church.
  A Cracker Barrel will follow the service where the family will receive friends in the church fellowship hall.
  Memorial contributions are suggested to the Boy Scouts of American - H. Roe Bartle Reservation or The Pleasant Hill First Christian Church and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
  Online condolences may be sent to the family and the video tribute may be viewed at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com
  Arrangements by Stanley- Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.


Alice Marsh Garrison, M.D.

  Alice Marsh Garrison, M.D., 87, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life on April 5, 2012 at the Fulton Manor Care Center, Fulton, where she had been a resident for the last two years.
  She was born April 11, 1924 in Niagara Falls, New York, the daughter of Dr. William Judson and Rhoda Olive (Rea) Marsh.
  On October 5, 1957, she was united in marriage to William “Bill” Garrison in Kansas City. They made their home in Pleasant Hill.
  Alice was a pediatrician who practiced and taught at the University of Kansas Medical Center for over 40 years. In addition to her practice, she performed research that resulted in the addition of iron to Similac formula.
  She was key in developing several programs in the Kansas City area for medically underserved children, ranging from an inner city daycare, a high school for teenage mothers to complete their education and a clinic with after hours care in a high risk medically underserved neighborhood. All of these projects occurred almost 40 years prior to being the well accepted concepts that they are today. She operated the Well Baby Clinics for the Cass County Health Department for many years.
  She always recalled that her greatest professional accomplishment was giving the first available polio vaccine in the Kansas City Schools, helping play a part in eliminating this devastating disease.
  She was a member of the Pleasant Hill First Presbyterian Church where she had served on numerous committees and was a past board member of the Pleasant Hill United Way. Her passion for keeping others healthy and happy extended well into the Pleasant Hill community.
  Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Dr. Paul B. Marsh, PhD, and Dr. John L. Marsh, PhD, and one sister Ruth M. VanHooft.
  She is survived by her husband Bill of Fulton; one son, Peter J. Garrison and his wife Estelle of Independence; one daughter, Sara M. Revelle and her husband Joe of Fulton; four grandchildren, Rachel Garrison of Lee’s Summit; Phillip Garrison and his wife Brittany of Harrisonville; Andrew Revelle and his wife Rene of Columbia; and Elizabeth “Libby” Revelle of Fulton; other relatives and friends.
  Funeral services were on April 10, 2012, at the Pleasant Hill First Presbyterian Church, 210 N. Jeffreys.
  Reverends Sarah Ross and Reith Gewin officiated. Music will be rendered by Mrs. Mary Pat Meyer.
  Cremation will be accorded following the service with inurnment in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery at a later date.
  Memorial contributions are suggested to the Pleasant Hill United Way or the Pleasant Hill First Presbyterian Church and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
  Online condolences may be sent to the family and the video tribute may be viewed at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com
  Arrangements were under the directionn of the Stanley- Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.



Joseph Gerald Cada, Jr.
  Joseph Gerald Cada, Jr., 48, of Lee's Summit, departed this life on March 30, 2012 at the Indian Creek Health Care Center, Overland Park, Kan.
  He was born April 22, 1963 in Kansas City, the son of Joseph Gerald, Sr. and Peggy Janine (Plummer) Cada.  
  On November 22, 1987, he was united in marriage to Vickie Lynn Wilkinson in Belton.
   Joseph was a gifted remodeler and painter, but was skilled in many aspects of construction.
   He is survived by his wife Vickie of the home; one son, Jared (and Tori) Cada of Lee's Summit; two daughters Jana (and Eric) Fuehring, of Concordia, and Sarah (and Rick) Holden, of Holden; five grandchildren, Kyle Holden, Logan Holden, Caleb Fuehring, Lily Fuehring and Tru Cada; his father Joseph (and Rita) Cada, Sr. of Kansas City, and mother Peggy J. Miller of Overland Park, Kans.; two brothers, Steven Earnhart of Overland Park, and Chris (and Rhonda) Hayes of Kansas City; two sisters, Kathy Cada of Belton, and Angel (and Jim) Greer of Adrian; other relatives and friends.
  Funeral services were held April 3, 2012, at the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill. 
  Rev. D. Kent Deubner of the Pleasant Hill First Christian Church officiated.  Interment in the Lone Jack Cemetery.  Casket bearers were Roger Aldridge, Jared Cada, Curt Cambers, Anthony Grenier, Gary Plummer and Wade Walchak.
  Memorial contributions may be directed to the family.
  Online condolences may be sent to the family and the video tribute may be viewed at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com.
  Arrangements were under the direction of the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

James Maxwell
Underwood
  James Maxwell Underwood, 97, of rural Pleasant Hill, departed this life on March 21, 2012 at the Pleasant Hill Health & Rehabilitation Center.
  He was born on December 12, 1914, on a farm north of Strasburg, the son of Max and Cora (Karr) Underwood. 
Max was a 1933 Lone Jack High School graduate. 
  He was a United States WWII Army veteran serving from February 1942 to September 1945.  He served in England, France and the Battle of the Bulge. 
..He received two Purple Hearts and the Bronze Star for his service.
  In April 1982, Max was united in marriage to Blanche Beasley Veach.
  They were fond of traveling and visited numerous states in their travels.  They especially enjoyed Cypress Gardens, Opryland, Dollywood and the World's Fair in Knoxville, Tennessee.  They spent a week in Canada, two weeks in Alaska, and two weeks in Europe.  While in Europe, they toured seven countries and attended the passion play in Oberammergau, Germany.
  He was a member of the Lone Jack Christian Church, a charter member of the Lone Jack Saddle Club and a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3118, Pleasant Hill.
  Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Lex Underwood.
  He is survived by his wife Blanche of the home; step-daughter, Marianne (and Lyle) Seelinger of Pleasant Hill; his niece, Billie Partain of Kingsville; his great-niece Jody (and Mark Spears) Lynn Gray of Kingsville; other relatives and friends.
  Funeral services were held March 24, 2012, at the funeral home.  Rev. Michael Stephens of the United Church of Christ, Raytown officiate.   Music was rendered by Marlene Beasley. A final salute was hosted by the members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3118.  
  Graveside military services and interment were in the Underwood Cemetery, Lone Jack with full military honors by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3118 Honor Guard. 
  Casket bearers were Bill Cassidy, Gene Collins, Bob Farmer, Tim Flagler, Mark Spears and Jack Wilkinson. Honorary casket bearers were Harold Hackler, Wayne Miller, Don Smith and Bill Talley.
  Memorial contributions are suggested to the Lone Jack Christian Church and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
  Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com.
  Arrangements were under the direction of the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

David Dimarco
..David Dimarco, 45, Pleasant Hill, passed away March 17, 2012 from mesothelioma, surrounded by loved ones at St. Luke's East Hospital.
..Visitation will be March 20, 6-8 p.m.; rosary will follow at 8:30 p.m. Funeral Mass will be March 21, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. Visitation and mass will be held at Holy Spirit Church, 1800 SW 150 Hwy, Lee's Summit.
..David was born July 13, 1966. He is survived by his wife Angie; children, Mackezie, 10; Dylan, 8 and Haley, 4, and a daughter from a previous marriage, Dallas Beacham and grandson, Trey, 3.
..He is also survived by his parents, John and Marilyn Dimarco; eight brothers and sisters, Diane, Debbie, Dawn, John, Jeff, Joe, Mary and Gina; 22 nieces and nephews and many friends and family.
..David grew up in the Kansas City area and spent countless hours entertaining others. He worked several years on the Q104 Randy Miller Morning Show as radio personality Dangerous Dale. He was the owner of Party 2 Go, a DJ company, specializing in weddings. He was working as a sales associate for Schindler Elevator at the time of his death.
..He had a passion for restoring cars and was a big kid at heart. He loved all of his toys: Jet Skis, 4-wheelers and pulling the kids behind the boat. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially his time on the lake.
..David enjoyed spending time with his kids and was proud of all of their accomplishments. He talked continuously about the success of his kids in soccer and football. David was a great husband, dad, son, brother and uncle, who loved spending time with family and friends. He was always looking for ways to improve the world. He was an entrepreneur who would not take no for an answer. Dave's spirit will be missed and never forgotten.
..In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Dimarco Kids Fund at the Community Bank of Pleasant Hill.

Nancy Jean
Suppenbach
..Nancy Jean Suppenbach, 75, of Kansas City, passed away March 15, 2012 at the Kansas City Hospice House. She was born December 21, 1936 in Oregon, Missouri, the daughter of John Jay Wilson, Sr. and Lena Esther (Pullen) Wilson.
..She moved to the Kansas City area to pursue her interest in art with Hallmark Cards.
..On February 25, 1956 Nancy was united in marriage with Earl Suppenbach and to this union three children were born. Mr. Suppenbach preceded her in death on May 1, 1997.
..Nancy was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. She was a woman of great faith as well as an accomplished artist and musician.
..In addition to her husband, Earl and her parents, John and Lena Wilson, Mrs. Suppenbach was preceded in death by one sister, Judy Hall and two nieces, Valerie Hall and Sandra Wilson.
..Nancy is survived by one daughter; Vickie Barker and husband Jim of Pleasant Hill; two sons, Michael Suppenbach and wife Julie, and Brett Suppenbach and wife Machelle, all of Lee's Summit; one stepson, Robert Eugene Suppenbach of Ray- town; her siblings, John Wilson, Shirley Higby, Larry Wilson, David Wilson, Linda Williamson and Clara Burton; seven grandchildren, five great grandchildren, as well as many beloved nieces, nephews and cousins.
..Funeral services for Nancy were held March 20, 2012, at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill with Pastor Mike Buettner officiating. Stan Hall was in charge of the music for the service.
..Casket bearers were Matt Suppenbach, Adam Suppenbach, Brett Suppenbach, Michael Suppenbach, Jim Barker, Blake Barker and Brendon Huerter.
..Burial was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
..Arrangements were under the direction of the Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill. www.wallace-funeralhomes.com.

Vera Lynn Hatch
..Vera Lynn Hatch, 54, Butler, died March 14, 2012, due to complications from a stroke and lupus, at her home in Butler.
..She was born July 10, 1957 in Paola, Kans., daughter of Robert Lee "Bob" Bishop and Zoe Rene (Nicholls) Bishop.
She was a graduate of Francis Howell High School, St. Charles.
..Lynn was united in marriage to Donald Lee Hatch on March 1, 1980. They lived in Cass County for 22 years before moving to Butler 10 years ago.
..Lynn worked as a garment seamstress for area clothing factories.
..She also worked for JC Penney's in Lenexa, Kans. as a warehouse employee.
..Lynn was best known in the Midway R-1 and Cleveland community for her tireless involvement in her children's activies.
..Her hobbies were sewing, quilting, gardening, basket weaving and shopping. She belonged to the DAR Old Pueblo Chapter, Tucson, Ariz.
..She was preceded in death by her father.
..She is survived by her husband, Donald, of the home; a daughter, Amanda Lynn Freidline and husband, Louis of Peculiar; a son, Allen Lee Harch and wife Shanon of Drexel; stepson, Donald Paul "Donny" Hatch of Florissant; her mother, Zoe Rene Bishop of Tucson, Ariz.; three sisters, Vickie Bishop of Tucson, Lolita Whitworth of Bois D'Arc and Velma Butler of Kansas City; half brother, Martie Grimm, Cushing, Okla.; stepmother, Leanna Bishop, Belton; two stepsisters, Linda Solomon, Belton; Liz Brockman, Green Ridge, Mo. and her eight grandchildren.
..Funeral services were held March 17 at the Cleveland Christian  Church under the direction of Mullinax Funeral Home of Butler.
..Burial was in the Freeman Cemetery.
..Contributions may be made to American Lupus Foundation or Boy Scouts of America. Written messages and memories may be left for the family at www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com

Carol Ann (Hays) Harrison
..Carol Ann (Hays) Harrison, 59, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life on March 3, 2012 at the home of her son, Jake Harrison, his wife Bailey (who Carol thought of as her own daughter), and her beloved granddaughter, Alexandra Kyley Anne.
..Carol was born January 11, 1953 in Harrisonville, the daughter of H. L. "Hap" and Mary Ann (Stine) Hays.
..She spent her younger years in Clinton and graduated from Clinton High School in 1971.
..On June 12, 1976, Carol was united in marriage with Larry Dale Harrison at her parents' home in Clinton and to this union, one son was born.
..In September of 1981 the family moved to Pleasant Hill.
..Larry Harrison passed away on January 21, 2009 and Carol continued to make her home in Pleasant Hill.
..Carol's greatest joy was her family. She was a loving and devoted mother who supported all of her son's school and athletic endeavors. She never missed a football game or wrestling meet in which he participated. If medals were given for "best float designer, builder and dedicated worker," Carol would have won that medal all four years of Jake's high school career! In 2011 Carol's children, Jake and Bailey, blessed her with granddaughter, Kyley, who she was able to spend countless hours with during the last six months.
..Carol worked for Schult Industries, LLC in Theater Sales before declining health forced her retirement.
..In addition to her husband, Larry, Carol was preceded in death by her father, H. L. "Hap" Hays.
..Carol is survived by her children, Jake and Bailey Harrison of Pleasant Hill; her mother, Mary Ann Hays and two brothers, Clint Hays and Robert C. Hays, all of Clinton; her granddaughter and the "light of her life," Kyley Anne; other relatives and many friends.
..A Memorial Visitation honoring Carol's life was held on March 10, 2012 at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill. Arrangements by Wallace Funeral Home.
..A reception was held at Brinkoetter's Big Iron Town on Country Club Drive in Pleasant Hill.

Connie Jo Hoover
..Connie Jo Hoover, age 53, of Pleasant Hill, passed away February 20, 2012 at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Memorial
..Services have been scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Sunday, March 18, 2012 at the Pleasant Hill Community of Christ Church, 1007 Timber Street, Pleasant Hill.
..Family suggests contributions to the Hoover-Steele Campership Fund, c/o Pleasant Hill Community of Christ Church. Cremation has been accorded.
..Arrangements by Wallace Funeral Home. Visit the website at www.wallace-funeralhomes.com for complete obituary.

Harry F. Madsen
..Harry F. Madsen, age 88, of Pleasant Hill, passed away March 6, 2012 at Pleasant Hill Health and Rehabilitation Center.
..A graveside inurnment service for Mr. Madsen was held March 10, 2012 at the Greenwood Cemetery in Gallatin, Missouri.
..Mr. Madsen was born March 24, 1923 in Milwaukee, Wisc., the son of Andrew Thomas and Ethel C. (Beddor) Madsen.
..Mr. Madsen married Betty Lou Merriott and to this union three children were born. The Madsen family made their home in the Kansas City area.
..Mr. Madsen was a zoo keeper at the Swope Park Zoo in Kansas City for 31 years. After his retirement in 1980, he and his wife moved to Gallatin, Missouri. Mrs. Madsen passed away on January 12, 1988 and Mr. Madsen continued to live in Gallatin until about a year ago when he moved to the Cass County area to be close to his daughter and son-in-law, Sue and Bill Totton.
..Mr. Madsen was preceded in death by his wife, Betty; his parents, Andrew and Ethel Madsen; one son, Roger Frank Madsen, on January 5, 2009, and one sister, Lucille Madsen.
..He is survived by one son, Jerry D. Madsen of Phoenix, Ariz.; one daughter, Sue Totton and her husband Bill of Pleasant Hill; three grandchildren, five great grandchildren, other relatives and many friends.
..Arrangements by Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Sandy Ann Brown
..Sandy Ann Brown, 44, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life on March 6, 2012 at the Pleasant Hill Health & Rehabilitation Center. She was born July 29, 1967 in Lee's Summit, the daughter of Billy D. and Dorothy (Johnson) Briscoe. 
..Sandy was a gifted home healthcare provider.
..She was preceded in death by her father.
..She is survived by her mother Dorothy Briscoe of Pleasant Hill; two sons Christopher (and Kaylee Cline) Foley of Pleasant Hill, and David Brown the III of Kansas; two daughters, Jessica Byrd of Odessa and Candy Byrd, of Pleasant Hill; eight grandchildren Arron, Jack, Jasmyn, Holly, Steven, Jeremy, John and Colt; two brothers, Richard Briscoe of Harrisonville, and Denny Briscoe of Pleasant Hill; one sister Phyllis (and Melvin) Hawks of Centerview; other relatives and many friends.
..Cremation has been accorded. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
..Memorial contributions may be directed to the family. Online condolences may be sent to the family and the video tribute may be viewed at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com.
..Arrangements by Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Bebe Bruns
..Bebe Bruns 88, of Pleasant Hill, was called by the Lord on March 6, 2012, as she succumbed to injuries sustained in a fatal car accident while on her way home from teaching a painting class.  
..She was born Flora Mary Garcia on September 26, 1923, in Los Angeles, California, to Joseph and Julia Garcia.
..Bebe was an accomplished artist, art teacher, pianist and sportswoman; but her biggest accomplishment was her family. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and mother-in-law. She was a member of the Artist Association, Mary Foundation, Padre Pio Foundation and active member of St. Bridget Parish in Pleasant Hill.
..Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Joe Garcia, Tony Garcia and sister, Dolores Bell. She is survived by her loving husband of 67 years, John D. Bruns of the home; her children, Dr. John W. Bruns and wife Laurie, of Lafayette, Calif., Joseph Bruns and wife Tammy, of Redding, Calif.; Dr. Jerry Bruns and wife Jeanne, of Camarillo, Calif.; James Bruns, Esq. and wife Migdalia, of Simi Valley, Calif,; Dr. Jeffrey Bruns and wife Diane, of Alamo, Calif.; and Jeanette Herrera, of Simi Valley, Calif.; 14 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and brothers, Richard Garnett and James Garnett, of southern California.
..Bebe was a woman of great faith, and her family draws comfort from the knowledge that their beloved Bebe is now in the presence of the Lord.
..A Mass of Christian Burial was held on March 10, 2012, at St. Bridget Catholic Church, Pleasant Hill. Monsignor Robert Murphy officiated.  Pianist was Mrs. Laura Worms with soloist Laurie Himmelberg.   Interment was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.   
..Casket bearers were Dean Armstrong, Eric Bruns, Keri Bruns, Nick Bruns, James Garnett, Richard Garnett, Martin Gray and Jim Wasson
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Padre Pio Foundation and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
..Online condolences may be sent to the family and the video tribute may be viewed at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com.
..Arrangements by Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Bryan Scott Adams
..Bryan Scott Adams, 46, of Atlanta, Georgia, passed away on March 8, 2012.
..He was born on March 24, 1964, in Independence and graduated from the Lee's Summit High School in 1965. He attended the University of Missouri.
..Bryan is survived by his wife, Hali, Atlanta, Georgia; his parents, Claude N. and Mary B. Adams, Pleasant Hill; his son, Colin Scott Adams, 13, Pensacola, Flor-ida; his sister, Jonni (Travis) Adams-Allen, Pleasant Hill; and a brother, Brent (Billie) Adams, Raymore.
..Bryan was loved by friends and family for his kind, caring nature and he was admired for his varied accomplishments as a business entrepreneur, a pilot, a professional photographer and long-time computer owners-operator-builder. During his lifetime, he lived in Kansas City, Breckenridge, Colo., Pensacola, Fla., and Atlanta, Ga.
..A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, March 16, at the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church.

Jerry Richard Wright
..Jerry Richard Wright, 87, died at his home in Chandler, Ariz. on January 1, 2012. He was born in Alhambra, Calif. on April 25, 1924, the son of James and Mildred (Prewitt) Wright.
..Jerry graduated high school in Selah, Wash. before joining the 308th Army Air Forces during WWII, where he worked as a heavy automotive equipment operator, refueling planes. After his honorable discharge in 1946, he married Nancy Campbell, of Belton, his wife of 57 years. He also enrolled in Finlay Engineering College in Kansas City, earning a degree in Civil Engineering in 1950.
..Jerry was a partner/owner of Metropolitan Survey in Independence for most of his working career. He was a member of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine in Kansas City, Commander of the Legion of Honor in 1999, a Jester and an active member of the Sandblasters golf club until moving to Arizona in 2004.
..Preceding him in death was his wife Nancy, in 2003; four brothers, Michael, Dale, Robert and Lloyd; and a sister, Jean Green.
..Surviving is his daughter Sandra, son-in-law Paul Mason, and grandson, Ian Mason of Chandler Ariz. and grandson, Josh Mason of Fon-du-Lac, Wisc.; brother Ralph of Adrian; sisters, Hazel Quinn of Blue Springs; Barbara Clawson of Pleasant Hill; Samantha Johnson of Redlands, Calif. and Judy Todd of Harrisonville.
..Jerry was a devoted husband, father, grandpa, brother and friend. He will be loved and missed by all whose lives he touched.
..Memorial Masonic and Shrine service 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 11 at McGilley & George Funeral Home in Belton. Burial service to follow in the Belton Cemetery. Condolences may be made at www.mcgilleygeorgebelton.com Arrangements by McGilley & George Funeral Home.

Fredric William Wheeler
..Fredric William Wheeler, 65, of Cleveland, Missouri, passed away February 29, 2012. He was born August 14, 1946 in Kansas City.
..He attended Wentworth Military Academy from 1960-1964. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from McPherson College where he met his sweetheart Lynett, who became his wife of 42 years.
..Starting off in Florida, the couple moved to Topeka, back to Florida and then to Texas, where they added two children to their family, Amanda and Asa.
..In 1986, they moved to Cleveland, Missouri, where they made their home and raised their family. He was always involved in the automotive business in every aspect from salesman, manager, finance and then ownership of a series of his own independent car dealerships.
..He was associated with the Corvette Club of Kansas City, South 71 Cruisers and the Dodge Shelby Club.
..Fred attended Christ Community Church for the last 17 years. He was on the Board of Regents for Midwest Baptist Theological Seminary.
..He was preceded in death by his parents, Fredric and Margaret Wheeler.
..Fred is survived by his wife, Lynett of the home; one daughter, Amanda; one son, Asa and one sister, Ann Clark.
..The family suggests donations to Watchman Fellowship, a Christian Ministry of Discernment, and may be made online at www.watchman.org/donate or mailed to P.O. Box 510, Arlington, Tex. 76006.
..Memorial services were held March 4, 2012, at Christ Community Church, Leawood, Kans. Arrangements by Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Barbara June
Simmons
..Barbara June Simmons, 63, of Knob Noster, passed away February 18, 2012, at Lee's Summit Medical Center.
..She was born May 13, 1948 in Kansas City, the daughter of William and Irene I. (Cates) Skaggs.
..Barbara lived at Broadway Village in Pleasant Hill for two years.
..She is survived by one daughter, Toni Denis and husband Ken of Knob Noster; four sons, Ray Mayberry of Willow Springs; Tom Mayberry and wife Jennifer of Kansas  City; Rick Mayberry and wife Shauna of Strasburg, and James Mayberry of Kearney; one sister, Victoria Drennen of Kearney; her companion, Steven Wright of Knob Noster, 17 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
..She was preceded in death by one grandson, Kevin Mayberry on October 29, 1992; her father, William Skaggs; her mother, Irene Isenhour; and stepfather, Joseph Howard Isenhour.
..Funeral services were February 22, 2012 at Sweenye-Phillips & Holdren Funeral Home in Warrensburg.
..Pallbearers were Ray Mayberry, Tom Mayberry, Rick Mayberry, James Mayberry, Chris Murry, Matt Murry, Aaron Mayberry and Ray Mayberry II.
..Burial in Knob Noster Cemetery.
..Memorial contributions are suggested to the La Monte Christian Youth Home and can be left at the funeral home. Arrangements by Sweeney-Phillips & Holdren Funeral Home in Warrensburg.

Joann Carol Griffey
...Joann Carol Griffey, 80, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life on February 24, 2012 at her home surrounded with love and family.
...She was born on August 27, 1931 in Crescent City, Calif., the daughter of George and Leona Cuba (Crawford) Leishman. She was the 11th of 13 children.
...She was supervisor of housekeeping at John Knox Village for many years. She was a member of Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #5789, Lee's Summit.
...She was preceded in death by her parents.
...Joann is survived by two daughters Becky (and Bob) Ross of Pleasant Hill and Pamela Davis of Sacramento, Calif.; five grandchildren, Tami (and Scott) Todd; Tina (and Mike) Fatino and Travis (and Laura) Ross, all of Pleasant Hill; Katie Richcreek of East Lynne, and Billy Davis of Sacramento; 12 great grandchildren; three sisters, Mary Lou Powers of McKinleyville, Calif.; Pat Spore of Klamath Falls, Ore. and Frances Shepherd of Keizer, Ore.; other relatives and many friends.
...Cremation has been accorded. Graveside services and inurnment will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 1, 2012, at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Mr. Scott Todd will officiate and Mr. Corey Todd will render the song "Hallelujah."
...Memorial contributions are suggested to Midwest Hospice and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
...Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com.
...Arramngements were un-der the direction of tghe Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home of Pleasant Hill.

Robert P. Hosch
..Robert P. Hosch passed away on February 23, 2012 in San Antonio, Tex. He was born December 28, 1939 in Kansas City, Kans. to Robert R. and Elizabeth Perry Hosch, both preceded him in death.
..He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Wilda; his son, Greg Hosch; daughter-in-law, Jenny; grandchildren, Sara, Kelly and Ben of Chesterfield, Mo.; stepson, Clint Strain; sister, Kathy Taylor of Rocky Mount, Mo.; numerous relatives and friends.
..He lived his early life in Kansas City, Kans. and later lived in Independence, Mo., Mesquite, Tex., Wheaton, Ill. and San Antonio. After graduating from the University of Kansas in 1962, he worked for Sears in various capacities for 32 years.
Funeral services were conducted February 28, 2012 at Sunset North Funeral Home.
..Visitation will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 4, 2012 at Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill, MO. Funeral Service will begin at 3:00 p.m. that same day at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
.In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to Parkhills Baptist Church, 17747 San Pedro Ave., San Antonio, Tex. 78232.
..Arrangements by Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Connie Jo Hoover
..Connie Jo Hoover, 53, of Pleasant Hill, passed away February 20, 2012 at the University of Kansas Medical Center.
..Connie was born April 26, 1958 in Harrisonville, the daughter of Harry Allan Hoover, Sr. and Wilma Jean (Carlile) Hoover. She spent most of her lifetime in the Cass County area, graduating from Pleasant Hill High School in 1977.
..After graduation, Connie worked as a certified nursing assistant at several area skilled nursing facilities including ABC, Camden, Foxwood Springs, John Knox and Pleasant Hill Health and Rehabilitation Center.
..Connie was a member of the Pleasant Hill Community of Christ Church.
..She was preceded in death by her father, Harry Allan Hoover, Sr. on February 21, 2007. Connie is survived by her mother; Wilma Jean (Carlile) Hoover of Pleasant Hill, one brother; Allan Hoover and wife, Karen, of Pleasant Hill; one sister; Twila Jeanine Foley and husband, Ronnie Graham, of Osceola; six nephews, Travis Allan Hoover of Independence; Richard Dale Hoover and wife, Karen, of Agency, Missouri; Brent Duane Hoover and wife, Melynda, of Ellsworth, South Dakota; Derek Scott Foley of Gulfport, Mississippi; Christopher Allan Foley of Osceola, and Joshua Michael Foley of Columbia; one niece; Stacie Jean Hubler and husband D.J. of Pleasant Hill; other relatives and many friends.
..Cremation has been accorded and a Memorial Service will be scheduled in March. Please check our website later for date, time and place.
..In memory of Connie, contributions are suggested to the Hoover-Steele Campership Fund in care of the Pleasant Hill Community of Christ Church.
..Arrangements by Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Chalet Suzanne Rhode
..Chalet Suzanne Rhode, 57, of Greenwood, departed this life February 19, 2012 at the St. Luke's Hospital-East, Lee's Summit.
..She was born April 8, 1954 in Kansas City, the daughter of Alpha Clifton and Betty Jo (Ballard) Hibdon.  
..Suzie was a 1972 Lee's Summit High School graduate.  She was employed as a payroll administrator for the George J. Construction Company.  Suzie was an active member of the Lee's Summit Elks Lodge #2804.
..She was preceded in death by her father A.C. "Tiny" Hibdon just 11 days earlier on February 8, 2012; her mother Betty Jo on December 11, 1991; one son, Stephen J. Rhode, Jr. on April 12, 2009, and one sister, Vicki Lynn (Hibdon) Mehrer on March 17, 2007.
..Suzie is survived by one son Chris (and Courtney) Rhodes of Greenwood; one daughter Andrea (and Matt) Tyree of Lee's Summit; one sister Cheryl (and Wayne) Cowley of Lee's Summit; two grandsons, Declan Higgins and Logan Higgins of Greenwood; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.
..Cremation has been accorded.  A memorial service was held February 24, 2012, at the funeral home.  Mr. Rick Mehrer officiated.  Inurnment will be in the Floral Hills-East Cemetery at a later date.
..Memorial contributions are suggested to North Kansas City Hospice and may be sent in care of the funeral home. 
..Online condolences may be sent to the family and the video tribute may be viewed at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com
..Arrangements by the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home of Pleasant Hill.

June Leotta Earl
...June Leotta Earl, 101, Kingsville, entered into eternal life on February 18, 2012.
...June was born on June 25, 1910, the daughter of Cleve and Blanche (Morse) Hamilton.
...She was employed outside the home for a time at the Lake City Ammunition Manufacturer in Jackson County and the J. R. Prewitt Machine Company in Pleasant Hill.
...She was also employed as a cook by the Kingsville School District.
...June was an avid gardener until failing health and age precluded that activity.
...She was also known for her delicious pies and homemade noodles.
...Survivors include her brother, Marion "Shorty" Hamilton of Pleasant Hill; three children: William W. Gardner and his wife, Peggy of Lee's Summit; Donald Ray Gardner and his wife, Ruth of Kingsville,; and Berna Dene Yates of Raytown; several grandchildren, nieces and nephews, their spouses, along with several great grandchildren.
...She was preceded in death by her two husbands: William W. Gardner, Sr. and Omar D. Earl.
...Funeral Services: will be 2 p.m. Saturday, February 25, 2012, at Williams Funeral Chapel in Holden.
...Rev. John McRoy of Kingsville Baptist Church will officiate at the funeral services.
...Interment: will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Pleasant Hill.
...Pallbearers will be Jeffrey Gardner, Chris Gardner, John Gardner, Robert Gardner, Wayne Gardner and Stanley Yates.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home in Pleasant Hill.
...Memorial contributions are suggested to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Kingsville Baptist Church or Crossroads Hospice of Kansas City.
...Online condolences may be left at www.williamsfuneralchapel.net

William Earl Nicholls
...William Earl Nicholls, 83, Harrisonville, died February 4, 2012 at Cass Regional Medical Center in Harrisonville. 
...William was born August 21, 1928 in Pleasant Hill, the son of Robert Earl and Hazel Irene (Warner) Nicholls. 
...He grew up on the farm near Pleasant Hill and was a graduate of Pleasant Hill High School.  He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture in 1950 from the University of Missouri in Columbia. 
...He married Anna Lou Radmall on August 6, 1950 in Pleasant Hill.  He worked for the Gas Service Company for 29 years,  retiring in 1991 as a foreman.  
...William was a lifelong Cass County resident.  He was a farmer.
...William was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Erelene Smith; one brother, John Warner Nicholls and one grandchild. 
...He is survived by his wife, Anna Lou Nicholls of the home; one son, Rob Nicholls and his wife, Chris, Oakwood Hills, Ill.; three daughters, Georgann Butler and her husband, Kenny, Harrisonville; Carol Nicholls, Phoenix, Ariz. and Alice Nicholls, Olathe, KS; one sister, Zoe Bishop, Tucson, Ariz.; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
...Funeral services were held February 9, 2012 at the Atkinson Chapel in Harrisonville. Burial was in the Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Community of Christ, 800 South Street, Harrisonville, MO 64701.  
...Online condolences may be made to atkinsonfuneralhome.com.

George James
Buck Jr.
...George James Buck Jr., 82, of Strasburg, passed away at Pleasant Hill Health & Rehab on February 7, 2012.  George was born on September 28, 1929 to George and Clara Buck Sr. 
...George married the love of his life, Evelyn Vaughn, on September 2, 1960.  They were married for 52 years. 
He is preceded in death by his brothers, Leo, Bill and Raymond Buck. 
...He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Buck; son, Gary (Cheryl) Buck; daughters, Susan (Dennis) Auger, Diane (Bruce) Hollenbeck and Cathie (Ronald) Peters; seven grandchildren, many great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. 
...Funeral services were February 10, 2012 at Maple Hill Funeral Home in Kansas City, Kans. Burial at Edwardsville Cemetery.
...In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations be made to Crossroads Hospice, 9237 Ward Parkway, Ste. 300, Kansas City, Mo. 64114 or Pleasant Hill Health & Rehab Center, 1300 Broadway, Pleasant Hill, Mo. 64080.

James Warren
Grogan
...James Warren Grogan, 84, of Beebe, Arkansas, was born March 25, 1927, and he died February 8, 2012. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He was a member and former elder of the Churches of Christ in Pleasant Hill, Mo.;Beebe and Higden, Ark. and retired from Remington Arms.
...Warren is survived by his wife of 65 years, Mary Ruth (Day) Grogan; three children, Ruth Ann Dawson (David), Bonnie Jean Grogan, and Warren Ray Grogan (Susan); nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by their six-month old daughter, Wilma Lou.
...Funeral services were February 11, 2012, at Beebe Church of Christ, with interment in Ash Flat Cemetery.
...Arrangements by Westbrook Funeral Home, Beebe, Ark.

Alpha Clifton
"Tiny" Hibdon
...Alpha Clifton "Tiny" Hibdon, 84, of Greenwood, departed this life on February 8, 2012 at his home in Greenwood.
...He was born December 25, 1927 in Barnett, Missouri, the son of Orville Clinton and Hattie Bernice (Walls) Hibdon.      
...He was a WWII United States Navy Veteran.
...On November 22, 1946, he was united in marriage to Betty Jo Ballard in Kansas City.  She preceded him in death on December 11, 1991.
 ...A.C. was employed as a machinist for Bendix/Allied Signal where he was a member of the National Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers.  He retired in 1992.    He was a member of 1st Baptist Church of Greenwood.
 ...Tiny will be remembered by his family and friends as a kind-hearted man who never missed an opportunity to do a good deed for another. He enjoyed fishing, vegetable gardening, woodworking and spending time with his family.
  He was also preceded in death by one daughter Vicki Lynn (Hibdon) Mehrer on March 17, 2007; one grandson Stephen J. Rhode, Jr. on April 12, 2009; four brothers, Al Hibdon, J.C. Hibdon, Chester Hibdon and Ronnie Hibdon; and one sister Marie Haynes.
...He is survived by two daughters, Susie Rhode of Greenwood and Cheryl (and Wayne) Cowley of Lee's Summit; 10 grandchildren, Rick Mehrer and Paul (and Jill) Mehrer both of Phoenix, Arizona, David (and Lisa) Mehrer, Aaron (and Brandy) Mehrer, Andrea (and Matt) Tyree all of Lee's Summit, Chris (and Courtney) Rhodes and Jeremy Mehrer of Greenwood; Dana Mehrer of Kansas City, and David (and Sarah) Bales of Raymore; son-in-law Irving Mehrer of Greenwood; and 6 great grandchildren.
 ...Funeral services were held on February 13, 2012 at the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill.  Mr. Larry Newman officiated.  Graveside military services and interment were in the Floral Hills-East Cemetery in Lee's Summit, with full funeral honors by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3118 Honor Guard.  
...Casket bearers were David Bales, Aaron Mehrer, David Mehrer, Jeremy Mehrer, Paul Mehrer, Rick Mehrer and Chris Rhodes.
 ...Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Luke's Hospice and may be sent in care of the funeral home. 
...Online condolences may be sent to the family and the video tribute may be viewed at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com

Carl Russell Barker
...Carl Russell Barker, 73, of Clinton, departed this life on February 9, 2012 at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton.
...He was born October 24, 1938 in Lee's Summit, the son of John Marshall and Ruth (Robinson) Barker-Boyd. After Carl's birth, the Barker family continued to live in Lee's Summit until 1940 when they moved to East Leavenworth, Missouri.
...In 1946, the Barker family moved to Pleasant Hill where Carl attended school and graduated from Pleasant Hill High School.
...After graduation, Carl served in the United States Army where he was assigned to the Air Missile Defense Command School at Ft. Bliss, Texas as an instructor. After his Honorable Discharge from active duty in 1961, Carl moved back to Lee's Summit and went to work for Western Electric.
On January 1, 1975 Carl married Penny L. Bauer at Unity Village Chapel in Lee's Summit, and they continued to live there until 1986 when they moved to Peculiar.
...In 1991, Carl retired from A.T. & T. with 31 years of service. He then went to work for Burd & Fletcher as an electronic technician. Carl retired from Burd & Fletcher in 2005. In 2007, Carl and Penny moved to Clinton.
...Carl was a member of the United Methodist Church of Clinton, where he sang in the church choir.
...He was also an active member of the Masonic Lodge #548 and current Worshipful Master, the Golden Valley Shrine Club, the Golden Valley Mini Rods and Clinton Chapter #73 O.E.S., all of Clinton, and was a member of the Ararat Shrine Temple.
...Carl was preceded in death by his father, John Marshal Barker; his mother, Ruth Barker Boyd and a grandson, Ryan Lee Gifford.
...He is survived by his wife, Penny L. (Bauer) Barker of the home; three sons, Russell Barker of Dunedin, Florida; Paul A. Barker and wife Vanessa of Independence, and Larry D. Barker and life partner Doug of Kansas City; one daughter, Carla Sue Barker of Urbana, Mo., one sister, Betty Jean Rayl and husband Jesse of Cedar Vale, Kans.; six grandchildren, two great grandchildren, other relatives and many friends.
...The Masonic and funeral service was held on February 13, 2012 at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill, with James Williams officiating the Masonic service and Dr. David Maggi officiating the funeral service.
...Casket Bearers were Joel Semler, Zach Woods, Chris Gifford, Rusty Barker, Larry Barker and Paul Barker.
...Burial was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Shriners Hospitals for Children and may be sent in care of the funeral home

Michael Joseph
Raysik, Sr.
...Michael Joseph Raysik, Sr., 70, of Pleasant Hill, passed away January 27, 2012 at his home in the loving care of his sons.
...He was born on April 25, 1941 to the late Joseph and Margaret Raysik in Kansas City. Mike graduated from Raytown High School in 1958.
...Mike owned an excavating and grading company. Following high school and Navy service, Mike worked at General Motors, TWA and DiGirolamo Trucking before settling into the excavating business.
...At heart, Mike loved developing land and building beautiful homes for his family, building six through the years. His physical prowess was second only to his mental acuity, wit and humor. He was a pilot, built an RV4 experimental aircraft, owned DiGi's Italian Restaurant, invented and built a wood tool. His passions were many, but none as great as his family.
...Mike is survived by sons, Michael J. Raysik, Jr.; Dustin M. Raysik and wife, Andrea; stepsons, Troy Reed, Trent Reed and wife, Debbie; grandchildren, Trey, Andy, Alex, Alexis, Isabella and Dusti; a brother, John Raysik and a sister, Carol Rohovit; special friend Dale Howard; and loving friend Bobi.
...Donations can be made to The Salvation Army.
...Funeral services were held February 3, 2012 at the Wallace Funeral Home with Pastor Phill Scott officiating.
...Casket bearers were Dustin Raysik, Michael Raysick, Jr., Trey Raysik, Troy Reed, Trent Reed, John Raysik, Dale Howard and Phil Haas. Honorary bearers were Jim Vest, Willis Mullins, Jeff Raysik and Gary Bridges.
...Burial was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Eula P. Hines
...Eula P. Hines, 78, of Lee's Summit, formerly of Strasburg, passed away January 29, 2012 at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Paula and Rick McKinley, surrounded by her loving family. She was born August 10, 1933 in Deepwater, Mo., the daughter of Samuel Lee and Maggie Jane (Robinson)
Stewart.
...The Stewart family moved to Clinton, where Eula attended school and graduated from Clinton High School. In 1953 Eula married Harry Hoy. They moved to Independence in 1954. Eula and Harry were married for 22 years.
...Eula worked for Western Electric in Lee's Summit for several years; then went to work for her brother, Bill Stewart, in his upholstery shop.
...On December 26, 1974, Eula was united in marriage with Teddy J. Hines in Clinton, and they made their home in Raymore. After her marriage to Teddy, Eula worked as a teacher's aide for Head Start.
...After Teddy's retirement in 1991, Eula and Teddy moved to Strasburg, where she remained until two years ago when she moved to Lee's Summit, to live with her daughter and son-in-law, Paula and Rick McKinley.
...Eula was a member of Family Worship Center Assembly of God of Pleasant Hill.
...She was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel and Maggie Stewart, her husband, Teddy J. Hines; one son, Tim Hines; one brother, John Stewart; one sister, Betty Ulshafer and one son-in-law, Thomas Cox. Eula is survived by three sons, Randy Hines of Odessa; Tony Hines and wife Peggy of Crofton, Kentucky, and Harold Hoy and wife Lisa of Ewa Beach, Hawaii; three daughter, Paula McKinley and husband Rick of Lee's Summit; Peggy Patrick and husband, Steve of Buckner, and Cindy Cox of Independence; two brothers, Bill Stewart of Arkansas and Earl Stewart of California; five sisters, Francis Harriman of Kansas City; Norma Kohler of California; Ethyl McNeil of Clinton; Mary "Boots" Serrano of California and Viola Bailey of Clinton; 18 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.
...Services were held February 2, 2012 at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill, officiated by Rev. Tim Casteel. A V.F.W Auxiliary Memorial service by Post #5789 followed by the funeral service.
...Casket bearers were Thomas Cox, Trevor White, Christopher Hoy, Teddy Joe McKinley, Andrew Dawn and Cameron Jones. Burial was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Dale Francis Kisker
...Dale Francis Kisker, 52, of Maryville, formerly of Pleasant Hill, passed away January 29, 2012 at St Luke's Hospital in Kansas City.
...Dale was born on January 22, 1960 in Leavenworth, Kansas, the son of Wilfred and Mary (Singer) Kisker.
...He was a graduate of the West Platte High School in Weston and Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville where he played baseball.
...Dale was a First Team All-Conference MAIA Pitcher in1982. He received second Team Honors in 1981. He currently ranks first in program history in career ERA and shutouts, and second in wins and complete games.
...Dale married Tammy Bryan on May 17, 1981 in Tarkio, Missouri.
...He taught in Lawson, West Platte, Pleasant Hill and Nodaway-Holt School Districts, all in Missouri, before teaching at Maryville High School. Upon moving to Maryville,
he rejoined the NWMSU baseball team as a coach for four years.
...He was an active member of Hope Lutheran Church where he served as an elder and taught Sunday School. His faith was evident in every aspect of his life, as a husband, father, teacher, friend and coach. Dale touched lives in a meaningful way in all that he did.
...He was preceded in death by his parents.
...Survivors include his wife, Tammy, of their home; children,
Brett (Hillary) Kisker, Kansas City; Amanda (Zach) Keith, Platte City; and Emily (fiancée: Ethan McLean), Maryville; grandchildren: Jacoby and Lincoln Keith and Carly and Caylin Kisker; a brother, Keith (Sherrie) Kisker, Farley, Missouri; a sister, Ellen Kisker and Dave Brown, St Joseph, and numerous
nieces and nephews.
...Funeral services were February 2, 2012 at St Gregory Barbarigo Catholic Church, Maryville. Burial in the City Cemetery, Platte City. Memorials may be made to Hope Lutheran Church, 931 South Main Street, Maryville, Missouri 64468 or Backpack Buddies, c/o the Ministry Center, 971 South Main Street, Maryville, Missouri 64468.
...Arrangements were under the direction of the Price Funeral Home. Maryville.

Linda Sue
Jones-Wilson
...Linda Sue Jones-Wilson, 66, of Chihowee, Mo. passed away Feb. 1, 2012 at Lee's Summit Medical Center. Funeral services were Feb. 4, 2012, at Chihowee Baptist Church. Burial in the Pisgah Cemetery.
...Memorial contributions may be made to Chihowee Baptist Church Building Fund.
...Linda graduated from Ruskin High School in Kansas City. Then she met the love of her life, Dan Wilson, and they were married on July 25, 1964. To that union, four children were born.
...She owned and operated her own cake decorating business for three years. The majority of her time was spent raising and enjoying her grandchildren (seven grandsons and five granddaughters).
...She was an active member of Chilhowee Baptist Church.
...She was preceded in death by her grandson, Channing; her sister, Barbara and her parents, Charley and Orvene.
...She is survived by her husband Dan Wilson; her brother Jerry Jones and his wife Shirley; her daughter Lisa Brewer and Calvin; her sons, Tim and wife Lisa Ann, Trevor and his wife Bridget, Tracy and his wife Jennifer; her grandchildren; Tim Wilson, Savannah Brewer, Nicholas Brewer, Chanel Wilson, Jessica Wilson-Pettengill and husband Zach, Austin Brewer, Shelby Brewer, Charlie Wilson, Riley Wilson, Lauren Wilson, Jordan Wilson, and Cameron Wilson; other family and friends.
...Online condolences may be left for the family at langsfordfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Langsford Funeral Home.

Wilbur Crayton Beghtol
...Wilbur Crayton Beghtol, 89, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life on January 23, 2012 at his home surrounded with love and family. He was born May 1, 1922 in Eldon, Iowa, the son of John Dewey and Beulah Beatrice (Brown) Beghtol. 
...He was a United States Army Veteran having served in Troop F of the 5th Calvary during WWII.  He served in the Pacific Theatre of Operations until he was wounded in combat on the Island of Los Negros in the Admiralty Island Chain. He was awarded a Purple Heart and a Silver Star for his service.  
...During his yearlong recovery from his injury, he met his future wife Louise Nadean Warren and on July 12, 1944, they were united in marriage in Springfield, Missouri. 
...Early in his career Wilbur was Sergeant of the Guard at the Missouri State Prison in Jefferson City; later he worked as a guard for Western Electric in Lee's Summit.  Following his time there, he went to work for the Highway Patrol as a Supervisor of the Driver Examiner, Grandview Unit, retiring in 1983. 
...He was a member of 1st Calvary Division Association, the Disabled American Veterans Commanders Club, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3118, Pleasant Hill.  He was also a member of the Strasburg Baptist Church, where he was baptized in 2007.
...Following retirement he raised Thoroughbreds and raced them in numerous competitions throughout the United States.  He and Louise loved to travel and spendtime at their Lake Home next to Ann and Bary. 
...Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister Mildred Bates and one grandson, Harry Douglas Porter.
...He is survived by his wife of over 67 years, Louise of the home; his daughter Ann (and Bary) Porter of Pleasant Hill; one grandson Bary Dwayne (and Bob Jackson) Porter of Kansas City; two great grandchildren, Austin MacGyver Porter and McKayla Massey, both of Pleasant Hill; one brother John (and Nita) Beghtol of Stanton, Virginia; other relatives and friends.
...Funeral services were Monday, January 30, 2012, at the funeral home.  Pastor Preston Sanders of the Strasburg Baptist Church officiated.   Members of the Pleasant Hill VFW Post #3118 performed a "Final Salute" at the funeral home.  Interment in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery with full military honors by the VFW Post #3118 Honor Guard. 
...Casket bearers were Bob Jackson, Matt Liley, Chad Massey, Austin Porter, Bary Porter, Danny Porter, Dwayne Porter and Lloyd Ross.
...Visitation will be held from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 29, 2012, at the funeral home.
...Memorial contributions are suggested to the Pleasant Hill Meals on Wheels or the Lay-Clergy Council and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
...Online condolences may be sent to the family and the video tribute may be viewed at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com.
...Arrangements by  Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Dorothy L. Schultz
...Dorothy LaVerne Schultz, 80, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life at January 21, 2012, at her home surrounded with love and family.
...She was born February 5, 1931 in Oakland, Calif., the daughter of Herbert William and Dorothy Carrie (Mitchell) Johnson.
...On January 22, 1960, she was united in marriage to James Demarest Schultz, Jr. in Anchorage Alaska. He preceded her in death on November 29, 2004. She was also preceded in death by one great granddaughter Makayla Marie Schull on January 13, 2007.
...She is survived by two sons, James D. (and Janice) Schultz of Chula Vista, California, and Karl (and Kimberly) Schultz of Pleasant Hill; one daughter, Denise M. (and Anthony) Logue of Warner Robins, Georgia; nine grandchildren, Faythe Zwicker, Katrina Zwicker, Kristopher Logue, Erina (and Rodney) Trayler, Kaitlyn Logue, Kristen (and Kyle) Eley, Jennifer Schultz, Christina (and Adam) Tychostup, and Jennifer Shull; three great grandchildren Corbin Tychostup, Jalynn Schull, and Nakoma Trayler; other relatives and friends.
...Cremation has been accorded. Inurnment will be in the Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, Calif. at a later date.
...Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home.

Lenora Dean (Bain) Cummings
...Lenora Dean (Bain) Cummings, 91, departed this life on January 21, 2012 in Kansas City. She was born July 21, 1920 in Lineville, Iowa, the daughter of Rolla and Vesta (Vaughan) Bain.
...Lenora spent her early years in Lineville and graduated from Lineville High School. After graduation, Lenora moved to Kansas and worked as a keypunch operator. She was also a beautician.
...On July 4, 1970 Lenora was united in marriage with Staff Sgt. Roger J. Cummings in Kansas City. The Cummings family lived many places in the United States and Europe, as Roger pursued his military career.
...After Roger's retirement from the United States Army, the family settled in the Kansas City area.
...After Mr. Cummings' death on March 31, 2010, Lenora moved to Raymore, to live with her son Dean and his wife Terry.
...Lenora attended The Church On The Rock in Lee's Summit.
In addition to her husband Roger, Lenora was preceded in death by one daughter, Dawn Lancour on July 5, 2009; one brother, Gwyne Bain and an infant sister.
...She is survived by four sons, Ernie Mainard of Grandview; Eldon Mainard of Urich; Bobby Kirkpatrick of Paola, Kans. and Dean Mainard of Raymore; one son-in-law, Floyd Lancour, of Grandview; one godson, Bruce Johnson of Madison, Ohio, 13 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
...Funeral services were January 25, 2012 at the Wallace Funeral Home with Pastor Ron Lewis officiating.
...Honorary casket bearers were Ernie Mainard, Eldon Mainard, Dean Mainard, Richard Mainard, Bobby Kirkpatrick, Bruce Johnson and Gil Jones.
...Burial was in Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, Kansas.

Wm. Ray Majors
...Wm. Ray Majors, 66, of Pleasant Hill, passed away January 22, 2012. He had been in declining health in previous months.
...Ray was born June 24, 1945 to Delores F. (Elkins) Majors in Belton. He grew up in Independence, Belton and the Grandview areas. Ray was a 1964 graduate of Grandview High School. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran serving from 1964-1966.
...Ray was a truck driver for Wayne Willey Disposal. He also drover over-the-road for Farmland Industries. He earned a one year safe driver's patch.
...Ray married Bonnie Vaughn on December 9, 1975 at the First Baptist Church in Belton. He and Bonnie celebrated 36 years of marriage, December, 2011. He had lived in the Pleasant Hill area for 32 years.
...Ray was a member of Hope Baptist Church for 20 years. Since 2002, he was a member of Belton Freewill Baptist Church. Ray enjoyed building woodcrafts for the family, craft fairs and church events.
...He was preceded in death by his mother, Delores R. Majors and grandchild, Francis Rae Young.
...Ray is survived by his wife, Bonnie Lynn; two sons, Bryan and Timothy, all of the home; daughter, JoEllen Rae Young; son-in-law, Frank and granddaughter, Jessica of Port Monmouth, New Jersey; sister, Marie Rife of Belton, and other family members.
...Ray's celebration of life service was held January 26, 2011 at McGilley & George Funeral Home. Burial with Military Honors provided by the US Navy in the Freeman Cemetery in Freeman.
...Arrangements were under the direction of the Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Laura (Rausch) Tolly
...Laura (Rausch) Tolly, 67, departed this life on January 26, 2012 at St. Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.
...She was born on March 31, 1944 in Wabeno, Wisconsin, the daughter of Walter Andrew Rausch and Vivian M. (Ramstell) Rausch.
...Laura spent her younger years in Assumption, Illinois and graduated from Assumption High School.
...On June 13, 1962, she was united in marriage with George Roger "Butch" Tolly in Moweaqua, Illinois where they made their home.
...Mr. Tolly preceded Laura in death on June 3, 1983. After her husband's death, Laura moved to Greenwood. She moved to Pleasant Hill five years ago.
...Laura, better known as "The Lunch Lady," was employed by the Pleasant Hill R-3 School District as a cook.
...She was a member of Strasburg Baptist Church.
...In addition to her husband, Laura was preceded in death by her parents.
...She is survived by two sons, George Edward Tolly of Anchorage, Alaska and Darin Andrew Tolly of Greenville, South Carolina, one daughter; Margery Suzanne Webber and husband Franklin of Pleasant Hill; two brothers, John Rausch and Ken Rausch, both of Phoenix, Arizona; two sisters, Jaye Moscorello of Phoenix, and Barbara Battles of Chicago; four grandchildren; Chelsey Webber, Micah Webber, Brittany Tolly and Brenna Tolly and one great grandchild, Vanessa Curry, other relatives and many friends.
...Memorial services were held January 28, 2012 at the Wallace Funeral Home with Rev. Sid Tiller officiating.
...Inurnment will be in Little Flock Baptist Church Cemetery, Moweaqua, Illinois.
...Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Ronald Eugene Gulley
...Ronald Eugene Gulley departed this life on January 14, 2012 at his home in Blue Springs.
...He was born December 22, 1956 in Kansas City, the son of Kenneth Harold Gulley, Sr. and Virginia Catherine (Pierson) Gulley and lived most of his lifetime in the Kansas City metropolitan area.
...Ron served in the U.S. Army and was a Vietnam Era disabled Veteran. He attended the First Assembly of God Church of Lee's Summit and was a member of the D.A.V.
...He was preceded in death by: his father, Kenneth Harold Gulley, Sr.; his mother, Virginia Beach; an infant daughter, Lindsey M. Gulley; three brothers, Kenneth Gulley, Jr., Donald L.C. Gulley and Terry Gulley and one half-sister, Helen L. Gulley.
...He is survived by three sons, Ronald Eugene Gulley, Jr. of Belton; Nathaniel J. Gulley of Blue Springs and Lance Corporal Gabriel E. Gulley of Camp Lejeune, Jacksonville, N.C.; two daughters, Charity A. Gulley of Independence and April D. Gulley of Kansas City; three brothers, Gary W. Gulley of Independence, Michael D. McCarthy of Liberal, Kans., and Dennis Gulley of Pleasant Hill; two sisters, Charlene Givens of Pleasant Hill and Hope E. Gaster of West Point, Neb.; two half-sisters, Leona K. Mahoney and Carrie L. Emerson, both of Belton, and six grandchildren.
...Funeral services were held January 20, at the Wallace Funeral Home with Rev. Harley Sampson officiating. Burial was in the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville, with full Military Honors. Contributions in memory of Mr. Gulley may be made to the D.A.V.

Myrtle Louise Hamilton
...Myrtle Louise Hamilton, 96, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life on January 17, 2012 at the Pleasant Hill Health & Rehabilitation Center.
...She was born July 26, 1915 in Duenweg, Missouri, the daughter of George and Esther (Greninger) Clark. 
...On July 5, 1936, Louise was united in marriage to Chester Monroe Hamilton in Harrisonville. They enjoyed over 75 years of marriage. 
...Louise was a homemaker.  She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3118, Pleasant Hill.
...Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Bill and Junior, and five sisters, Opal, Agnes, Francis, Dorothy and her twin sister Lois.
...She is survived by her husband Chester of Pleasant Hill; one son Gene Hamilton and his wife Vickie of Pleasant Hill; two grandchildren Carrie Sturmer of Pleasant Hill and Angela Lackershire of Independence; two great grandchildren Tina Myers of Independence and Mark McConville of Independence; one great great grandchild Akiya Myers; other relatives and friends.
...Funeral services were held on January 20, 2011, at the funeral home.  Rev. D. Kent Deubner of the Pleasant Hill First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) officiate.  Interment in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
...Memorial contributions are suggested to Grace Hospice and may be sent in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanley-dickey funeralhome.com. Arrangements by  Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Chester Monroe "Ted" Hamilton
...Chester Monroe "Ted" Hamilton, 98, Pleasant Hill, departed this life on January 21, 2012 at Pleasant Hill Health & Rehabilitan.         
...He was born on September 25, 1913 in Ansley, Nebraska, the son of Wilmer Clay and Ann (Funston) Hamilton.        
Chester was a 1931 graduate of Pleasant Hill High.  He served in the United States Navy during World War II.
...On July 5, 1936, he was united in marriage to Myrtle Louise Clark in Harrisonville.  They were married for over 75 years; she preceded him in death just four days before him on January 17. 
...Chester was employed as a Torque Inspector for the Ford Motor Company where he was a member of the UAW.  He was a member of Lee's Summit American Legion Post #21 and a charter member of the Pleasant Hill Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3118. 
...Besides his parents and wife, he is preceded in death by three brothers, Harry, Lester and Little Bill; and three sisters, Blanche, Zell, and Dorothy.
...He is survived by his son Gene Hamilton and his wife Vickie of Pleasant Hill; two grandchildren, Carrie Sturmer of Pleasant Hill and Angela Lackershire of Independence; four great grandchildren, Tina Myers of Independence, Mark McConville of Independence, Brad Evans and Shawn Evans, both of Pleasant Hill; one great great grandchild, Akiya Myers; other relatives and friends.
...Services were held on Tuesday, January 24, 2011, at the funeral home. Rev. D. Kent Deubner of the Pleasant Hill First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) officiated. 
...The final salute cderemony was performed by the Pleasant Hill VFW Post #3118. Interment in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery with full military honors by the VFW Honor Guard.    
...Memorial contributions are suggested to Grace Hospice and may be sent in care of the funeral home.Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanley-dickey funeralhome.com.Arrangements by  Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Dorothy L. Schultz
...Dorothy L. Schultz, 80, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life January 21, 2012, at her home, surrounded with love and family.
...She is survived locally by her son and daughter-in-law, Karl and Kimberly Schultz.
...Arrangements are pending. A complete obituary will be posted in next week's edition of the Pleasant Hill Times and online at www.stanley-dickey funeralhome.com.

Sylvia Mae
(Young) Bauer
...Sylvia Mae (Young) Bauer, 81 of Belton, passed away January 7, 2012. Mrs. Bauer was born February 19, 1930 in Topeka, KS, the daughter of Clifford L. and Virgie Alice (Lyons) Young.
...On May 22, 1947 she was united in marriage with Edwin Walter Bauer, Jr. in Topeka, where they made their home until 1954 when the family moved to Kansas City.
...In 1992 they moved to Peculiar. Mr. Bauer passed away on July 23, 1994. In 1995 Mrs. Bauer moved to Raymore, then to Belton in 2001.
...She had worked as a keypunch operator for both Phillips Petroleum and Bendix Corporation but had devoted most of her life to being a homemaker.
...Mrs. Bauer was a member of the D.A.R and the New England Historical and Genealogical Society and had dedicated 35 years of her life to family history research.
...Mrs. Bauer was preceded in death by her husband; parents, Clifford L. and Virgie A. Young; two brothers, Lowell and Clifford Young and one sister, Leah Eames.
...She is survived by her only child, Penny Barker and husband, Carl of Clinton; one sister, Velma Coffee of Carbondale, KS.; four step grandchildren, six step great-grandchildren and two step great-great grandchildren.
...Cremation. Graveside Inurnment Service was January 14 at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to the ASPCA or the Salvation Army and may be sent to the Wallace Funeral Home.
...Arrangements by Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill

Billy Joe Ellsworth
...Billy Joe Ellsworth, 70, of Independence, formerly of Pleasant Hill, departed this life on January 4, 2012 at the Kansas City Hospice House, surrounded with love and family.
He was born March 13, 1941, in Broseley, Missouri, the son of Vernon and Gladys Mae (Clack) Ellsworth. 
...He attended Broseley High School and was a United States Navy veteran.
...Billy was united in marriage to Sue (Stroud) Henry on July 4, 1995, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
...Billy was a gifted welder and mechanic.
...Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother Jerry Ellsworth.
...He is survived by his wife Sue of Independence; two sons, Donnie (and Jana) Barclay of Holden, and David (and Jody) Ellsworth of Point, Texas; three daughters, Debbie (and Nolan) Thomas of Greenville, Texas; Teresa Barclay of Independence, and Rebecca (and Michael) Ruth of Blue Springs; four sisters, Shirley Walls of Broadus, Texas, Wanda (and Don) Downs of Palm Desert, California; Brenda Mondy and Sue (and Richard) Morse both of Poplar Bluff, Missouri; nine grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren; other relatives and  friends.
...Cremation has been accorded.  A memorial service was held at the Brown's Chapel Cemetery in Broseley.
...Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements were under the direction of the by  Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Michael Clark
Murray
...Michael Clark Murray, 58, passed away Christmas morning (December 25, 2011) after a courageous 35 year battle with Multiple Sclerosis.
...He was preceded in death by his parents, Clark O. Murray, Jr. and Margaret Olds (Peg) Murray of Mission Hills, Kansas; and his sister, Cathleen Lyle Murray.
...He is survived by his wife Missy Murray; his two sons: John Murray and fiancée Arkisha Beasley and her daughter, Brice; and Geoff Murray, all of Leawood, Kansas.
...Michael is also survived by two brothers; Craig Murray of Kansas City; and Brian Murray and wife, Karen of Mission Hills, Kansas; a niece and nephews.
...He was born on March 10, 1953 in Kansas City and attended Highlands and Prairie Elementary Schools, and graduated in 1971 from Pembroke Country-Day School.
...Michael received B.A. degrees in English from Ithaca College in 1975, and in German from UMKC in 1977, and pursued post-graduate work in Indo-Germanic Linguistics at University of Heidelberg in Heidelberg, Germany. He was a member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.
...Michael's interests were wide, including those in etymology and language study, particularly German; in printing and typography, and was an early user of personal computers. He put all of these skills into use as a vice-president of Inland Industries of Lenexa, Kansas, where he was a corporate manager and board member. He was also an unwavering fan of the Kansas City Royals baseball club.
...Everyone who knew Michael will miss his sense of humor, his encyclopedic knowledge and unselfish tolerance of all things spiritual and mundane. Michael never complained about the burden of his disease.
...Michael was a member of the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection, Leawood.
...A memorial service was held December 30, 2011 at the Village Presbyterian Church in Prairie Village, KS.
...In lieu of flowers, the family suggests on-line donations to the Mid America Chapter of the National MS Society, or to Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care.
...Arrangements were under the direction of the Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill

Judy Dowdy
...Judy Dowdy, 67, of Pleasant Hill, formerly of Windsor, died December 29, 2011, at the Lee's Summit Medical Center.
...She was born January 11, 1944, in Sedalia, the daughter of James Oliver Williams and Juanita (Witte) Williams. She was married to Charles Thomas "Tom" Dowdy.
...Mrs. Dowdy had worked at the former Windsor International Shoe Factory for several years and had also worked at the Avon Packaging Plant in Kansas City, for several years. She enjoyed knitting, especially making afghan quilts.
...She is survived by two sons, David S. Dowdy, Pleasant Hill and Chris Dowdy, Lake of the Ozarks; four grandchildren, Noah Dowdy, Jadyn Dowdy, Casey Dowdy and Charlie Dowdy; a brother, Jim Williams, Overland Park, Kans.; a half brother, George Martin Balko, Kansas City, Kans. and several nieces and nephews.
...Graveside services were Monday, January 2, 2012, at the Laurel Oak Cemetery under the direction of the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor.
...A memorial fund has been established to help with funeral expenses and contributions may be left in care of the funeral home.
...Condolences may be left online at www.hadleyfuneralhome.com.