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Howard E.
Hensel
....Howard E. Hensel, 75, departed this life on December 14, 2013 at Missouri Veterans Home, Warrensburg.
....He was born December 18, 1937 in Saltlick Township, Pennsylvania, the son of Howard E and Sara L. (Traugh) Hensel.
....Howard grew up in the Melcroft, Pennsylvania area, where he developed a "love of nature," and graduated from Connellsville High School in 1955.
....He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force from September 11, 1956 until December 30, 1958. On August 18, 1957, while home on leave, Howard was united in marriage with Patricia Ann Scott in Erie, Pa.
....After his honorable discharge from the United States Air Force, Howard and Patricia made their home in the western Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio areas.
....In 1965, while working for Hamilton-Kent Manufacturing in Ohio, Howard was offered a position in the Kansas City area. Howard accepted a job offer from Campbell "66" Truck Lines in 1966. Several months later, he took a job with Yellow Freight Lines where he worked until his retirement in December, 1996.
....The Hensel family moved to Lone Jack in 1970. He lived in Lone Jack until 2007, when declining health necessitated a move to the Missouri Veterans Home in Warrensburg.
....Howard was a 31 year member of Teamsters Local #41 of Kansas City where he had served as a union steward. He was a former mayor of Lone Jack and a past alderman; a former member of the Lone Jack Civic Club and had been honored as a Lone Jack "Citizen of the Year."
....He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Sara Hensel; one son, David Hensel and one brother, Randy Hensel.
....Howard is survived by his wife, Patricia Hensel of the home; one son, Kenneth Hensel and life partner, JoJo DeRodrigo, both of Albany, Calif.; two daughters, Sandy Mason and husband Duane, and Jody Patrick and husband David, all of Lone Jack; four brothers, Glenn Hensel of Melcroft, Pa., Melvin Hensel and wife Robin of Donegal, Pa., Tom Hensel and wife Lou Ann of Normalville, Pa. and Mark Hensel of Rockwood, Pa; three sisters, Beverly Curby and husband Jim of Ravenna, Ohio; Melody Burkett and husband Bill of Rockwood, Pa.; Robin Donaldson and husband Chuck of Melcroft. Pa.; eight grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, other relatives and many friends.
....Cremation has been accorded, and a Masonic Service was held December 20, 2013 at the Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill. Contributions in memory of Howard Hensel may be made to the Missouri Veterans Home, 1300 Veterans Road, Warrensburg, Missouri 64093.
....Arrangements were under the directioon of the Wallace Funeral Home of Pleasant Hill.

Betty May
Bonk
....Betty May Bonk, 88, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life on December 16, 2013 at Cass Regional Medical Center in Harrisonville.
....She was born October 31, 1925 in Afton, New York, the daughter of Benjamin Harrison and Ellen (Van Dusen) Shapley.
....Mrs. Bonk spent her younger years in the Binghamton, New York area where she graduated from high school and attended college.
....In 1944, Mrs. Bonk moved to California and on May 17, 1958, she was united in marriage with John Paul Bonk. They made their home in Orange, Ca. Mrs. Bonk was a bookkeeper, working primarily in the communication industry, retiring in 1994. In 1996, the Bonk family moved to Lee's Summit, and in 1999 they moved to Pleasant Hill.
....Mrs. Bonk was a member of St. Matthew Apostle Catholic Church.
....She was preceded in death by her parents, Benjamin and Ellen Shapley; one son, John Fitzgerald Bonk and three brothers, Irving, Francis and Victor Shapley.
....Mrs. Bonk is survived by her husband, John Paul Bonk of the home; two sons, Kenneth Victor Shapley of Westminister, Ca. and Paul Winston Bonk of Laguna Niguel, Ca.; four daughters, Balencia Maria Erskine of Anaheim, Ca., Maria Luz West of Venita, Ore., Denia Loris Fields and husband Gene of Jefferson City and Peggy Lynne Bonk of the home; one sister, Arlene Clarke of Kalispel, Mont.; 12 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and onegreat- great grandchild.
....Mass of Christian Burial was December 23, 2013 at St. Matthew Apostle Catholic Church with Father Adam Johnson and Father Jim Toronto officiating. Burial at Swan Lake Memorial Park, Grain Valley.
....In memory of Betty M. Bonk, the family suggests contributions to St. Matthew Apostle Catholic Church, 8001 Longview Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64134 or Priest for Life, P.O. Box 141172, Staten Island, New York 10314.
....Arrangements were under the direction of the Wallace Funeral Home of Pleasant Hill.

Jesse Marie
Kennedy
....Jesse Marie Kennedy, 79, of Pleasant Hill, passed away December 19 at her home in Pleasant Hill.
....Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, December 27, 2013 at the Wallace Funeral Home with Rev. Tony Reynolds, officiating.
....Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 – 8:00 p.m. Thursday, December 26, 2013 at the funeral home.
....A full obituary will appear in the next edition of the Pleasant Hill Times.
....Arrangements were under the direction of the Wallace Funeral Home of Pleasant Hill.

Beth (Coleman)
Williams
....Beth (Coleman) Williams, 57, of Pleasant Hill, unexpectedly departed this life on December 7, 2013 at Lee's Summit Medical Center. She was born July 8, 1956 in Kansas City, the daughter of Harry Pence and Ruby Bernice (Parris) Coleman.
....Beth was a lifetime Pleasant Hill resident. She attended Pleasant Hill Schools and in 1974 joined the U.S. Army and proudly served her country for two years. After her honorable discharge from the military, Beth returned to Pleasant Hill.
....On January 12, 1976 Beth went to work for John Knox Village. At the time of her death, she was their Senior Health Information Service Clerk.
....She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Pleasant Hill.
....Beth leaves a legacy of love, laughter and wonderful memories for those fortunate enough to have known her.
....Beth was preceded in death by her parents, Harry P. and Ruby (Parris) Coleman; her step-mother, Venita B. Coleman and one step-brother, Steve Mueller.
....She is survived by one brother, Rick Coleman and wife Cheri of Kansas City; one step-sister, Sherri Wyman of Hope, Ark.; three step-daughters, Treena, Nikki and Kella; two uncles, Don Coleman of Harrisonville, and Russell Parris of Pleasant Hill; two aunts, Edith Coleman of Grandview and Franceline Parris of Harrisonville; three nephews; one step niece; one stepnephew; her life long friend, Carol (McClasky) Conley of Springfield, other relatives and many friends.
....Cremation has been accorded. A Memorial Service for Beth (Coleman) Williams was held December 15, 2013 at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill with Chaplain Paul Budd, officiating.
....Memorial contributions in memory of Beth may be made to the American Cancer Society, Kansas City Metro Office, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri 64105 or American Diabetes Association, 6900 College Blvd., Suite 250, Overland Park, Kansas 66211 and may be mailed direct or left at the funeral home

Glenn Edward
Gebaur, Sr.
....Glenn Edward Gebaur, Sr., 86, departed this life on December 8, 2013 at Providence Medical Center in Kansas City, Kans.
....He was born October 25, 1927 in Kansas City, Kans., the son of Charles Edward and Ruth Jane (Wycoff) Gebaur.
....Glenn was a lifelong resident of Kansas City, Kans. He was a 1946 Wyandotte High School graduate and proudly served his country in the United States Army from October, 1950 until August, 1952.
....On December 23, 1950, while home on leave, Glenn was united in marriage with the "love of his life," Arlene Marie Heimburger at the home of her parents, John and Eleanor Heimburger, in Kansas City, Kans.
....After Glenn's military service was complete, he returned to Kansas City, Kans. where he and Arlene made their home.
....Glenn was a talented commercial sign painter, owning and operating "Glenn's Sign Service," and a consummate artist.
....After his retirement, he spent many hours painting portraits for friends and family. Glenn was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Ruth Gebaur; one son, Glenn E. "Skeeter" Gebaur, Jr. and one sister, Maxine Striggow.
....He is survived by his wife, Arlene Marie Gebaur of the home; two daughters, Linda Ashley of Topeka, and Ann Wissman and husband Bob of Kansas City, Kans.; one daughter-in-law, Terrie Gebaur of Holt, Mo.; five grandchildren, six and onehalf great-grandchildren, other relatives and many friends.
....Cremation has been accorded.
....A Memorial Service was held on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at the First Baptist Church of Kansas City, Kans. with Pastor Bill Delphia officiating.
....In memory of Glenn Gebaur, Sr., the famuly suggests contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Kansas City, 2900 Minnesota Avenue, Kansas City, Kans. 66102.

James Ross
Lightfoot, Jr.
....James Ross Lightfoot, Jr., 80, of Osage Beach, Missouri passed away at his residence on December 5, 2013.
....He was born in Pleasant Hill, the son of the late James R. Lightfoot, Sr., and Mildred Virginia (Land) Lightfoot on July 1, 1933.
....He was united in marriage to his high school sweetheart, Donna Sue (Cunningham) on December 22, 1952, in Harrison, Ark.
....They were married for 60 years.
....James is survived by his wife, Sue Lightfoot; of the home; daughter, Julie (Lightfoot) Riggle of St. Charles; grandson, Douglas Lightfoot Riggle of St. Louis; sister, Judy Hagberg of Seattle and brother, Mike Lightfoot of Pleasant Hill.
....His parents and one son, James Ross Lightfoot III, preceded him in death.
....James served in the United States Air Force in the 48th Combat Bomber Wing as an Air Traffic Controller.
....He was a member of the Elks Club in Laurie, Mo.
....He was employed with the General Motors Company for 30 years until his retirement. Services are planned at a later date.
....In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Wounded Warrior Project. Arrangements are under the direction of Phillips Funeral Home of Eldon.

Rodger Noland
Lavelock, Sr.
....Rodger Noland Lavelock, Sr., 85, departed this life on December 2, 2013 at Research Medical Center in Kansas City.
....He was born on August 13, 1928 in Peculiar, Missouri, the son of Ralph Flack and Viola Mae (Zimmerman) Lavelock.
....Rodger spent his younger years in the Peculiar area and graduated from Peculiar High School in 1945.
....Rodger proudly served his country in the Merchant Marines from 1945 until
1946.
....On November 2, 1947, he was united in marriage with Betty Ann Elliott and to this union three children, Rodger, Jr., Jane and Peggy were born.
....On January 13, 1984, Rodger was united in marriage with Oleta (Slater) Rains in Cleveland, Mo., and they continued to live in Cleveland until his death. Rodger worked as a dairy farmer for several years before becoming a truck driver for Campbell 66 Express. He retired in 1985.
....Rodger was a member of the West Line Christian Church and a member of Teamsters Local #41 of Kansas City.
....He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Viola Mae Lavelock, three brothers and four sisters. Rodger is survived by his wife, Oleta Lavelock of the home; one son, Rodger N. Lavelock, Jr. and wife Cristy of West Line, Missouri; two daughters, Jane Dyer and husband Clifford of East Lynne, and Peggy Jasek and Michael Boyles of Barnett, Missouri; two step-sons, Robert Rains and David Rains, both of Cleveland, Missouri; one step-daughter, Diane Dugan and husband Don of Belton; two brothers, Lee Carpenter of Bucyrus, Ohio and Charles Lavelock of Fordyce, Ark.; five grandchildren, four great granddaughters, who were the "apple of his eye," other relatives and many friends.
....Funeral services for Rodger Noland Lavelock, Sr. were December 7, 2013 at the First Baptist Church of Cleveland, Missouri, under ....Casket bearers were Josh Lavelock, Mike Rains, Mark Sanders, Bob Rains, David Rains and Rodger N. Lavelock, Jr. Honorary bearers were Clifford Dyer and Jim Lavelock.
....Burial in Glenwild Cemetery.

Frances Ann
Porter
....Frances Ann Porter, 66, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life, November 28, 2013, at the Lee's Summit Medical Center.
....Ann was born July 18, 1947, in Fairfield, Iowa, the daughter of Wilbur Crayton and Louise Nadean (Warren) Beghtol. She was a 1965 Lee's Summit High School graduate.
....On November 27, 1965, she was united in marriage to Bary Len Porter in Des Moines, Iowa.
....Ann was a homemaker, a former president of the Missouri State Quilters Guild, a member of the Pleasant Hill Cemetery Association board, and the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church.
....As her grandson grew, she volunteered in several capacities in the Pleasant Hill Schools. She enjoyed attending the Missouri State Fair and visiting family in
the mountains of Colorado. She was an avid quilter and loved spending time at their home at the Lake of the Ozarks.
....Ann was preceded in death by her father Wilbur on January 23, 2012, and one son, Harry Douglas Porter on May 28, 1996. She is survived by her mother, Louise Beghtol of Pleasant Hill; her husband, Bary of the home; one son, Bary Dwayne (and Bob Jackson) of Kansas City; two grandchildren, Austin MacGyver Porter and McKayla Massey, both of Pleasant Hill; other relatives and a host of friends.
....Visitation was 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. December 3, 2013, at the funeral home. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Wednesday (today), December 4, 2013, at the funeral home. Rev. Carl Knapp of the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church will officiate. Interment in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Casket bearers are Dwayne Porter, Bob Jackson, Danny Porter, Austin Porter, Matt Liley, Charlie
Evans, Travis Ross and Steve Long.
....Memorial contributions are suggested to the Pleasant Hill Meals on Wheels or Lay-Clergy Council 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.

William "Bill"
Raffurty
....William Robert "Bill" Raffurty, 67, a lifetime resident of Pleasant Hill, departed this life November 24, 2013, at the Pleasant Hill Health & Rehabilitation Center.
....He was born October 5, 1946, in Pleasant Hill, the son of James Alexander and Dorothy Mae (Moore) Raffurty. Bill was a 1966 Pleasant Hill High School graduate.
....On September 6, 1982, he was united in marriage to Bonnie Lee Decker in Pleasant Hill.
....Bill was a well known lawn serviceman in Pleasant Hill. He owned and operated Bill's Lawn Service for over 30 years. It was more than business for Bill as he loved helping people. Bill was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Ruth Ann Raffurty.
....He is survived by his loving wife Bonnie of the home; one stepson, Joe W. Erdman of Peculiar; two brothers, John Raffurty of Pleasant Hill, and Howard (and Valerie) Raffurty of Harrisonville; two sisters, Mary (and Terry) Roberts of
Pleasant Hill, and Jean Hudson of Phoenix, Ariz.; four grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
....Funeral services were held November 30, 2013 at the funeral home. Interment in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Casket bearers were Joe Erdman, Ron Karg, D.J. Linthicum, Doug Linthicum, Bobby Moore and David Redwine.
....Memorial contributions are suggested to Crossroads Hospice and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
....Arrangements were under the direction of the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Steven James
Kaszuba
....Steven James Kaszuba, 63, departed this life November 27, 2013, surrounded by the love of his family.
....He was born October 15, 1950 in Kansas City, the son of Stephen John and Mary Annis (Tuck) Kaszuba. Steven spent his younger years in the Kansas City, area.
....He graduated from Northeast High School and went on to obtain a civil engineering degree at the University of Missouri, Rolla.
....After graduation, Steven's career as a surveyor, led him to live in several locations throughout Missouri. Most of his adult years; however, were spent in the Jackson and Cass County, Missouri area, including Pleasant Hill and Lee's Summit.
....On February 28, 2011, Steven was united in marriage with Connie Kim Waitley in Harrisonville, and they made their home in Greenwood.
....Steven was a member of Heavy Construction Local #663 of Kansas City. ........He was preceded in death by his parents, Stephen John and Mary Annis (Tuck) Kaszuba and two sisters, Jean (Jeanie) Weir and Mary Stephanie Kaszuba.
....Steven is survived by his wife, Connie Kim Waitley-Kaszuba of the home; one son, Robert Kaszuba of Kansas City; four daughters, Nicole Yates and husband James of Ft. Scott, Kans.; Jennifer Nabors of Belton; Julie Nabors of Blue Springs; and Anna Betts and husband David of Pleasant Hill; one sister, Angie Godfrey of Colorado; seven grandchildren, Bryce Turner; Cole, Logan and Leni Betts, Thad, Dillion and Agnes Marie Yates, other relatives and many friends.
....Funeral services for Steven James Kaszuba were December 3, 2013 at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill.
....Rev. Joann Landreth, officiated. Burial in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
....Casket bearers were Jason Dodd, David Betts, Robert Kaszuba, Mitch Young, Mark Young and Terry Waitley. Honorary bearers were Clint Waitley, Tim Waitley and Mike Young.
....The family suggests contributions to the American Cancer Society, Kansas City Metro Office, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri 64105.
....Arrangements were under the direction of the Wallace Funeral Home of Pleasant Hill.

Gloria
Winters
....Gloria Lee Winters, 77, of Kansas City, formerly of Riverside, departed this life November 23, 2013, at her home surrounded with love and family. She was born March 29, 1936, the daughter of Eber L. and Ruth L. Driver.
....On December 27, 1971, she was united in marriage to Paul James Winters in
Liberty. He preceded her in death on March 31, 2001.
....Early in her life, Gloria had been employed as a teller for the Westport Bank, later she worked as an LPN for Lakeside Hospital.
....Following her marriage to Paul, she became a full time stay at home mother and homemaker. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary to the American Legion Post #61. She loved knitting and crocheting and loved all types of animals.
....She is survived by her daughter, Cassandra and Cory Whitmore of Kansas City; one step-son, Gary and Debbie Winters of Richmond; six grandchildren, Marcus Santoyo, Jessica Santoyo, Charlie Whitmore and Chett Whitmore, all of Kansas City, and Gary Adam Winters and Amber and Chris Tompkins, of Excelsior Springs; one great granddaughter, Reese of Kansas City; other relatives and many friends.
....Funeral services were November 27, 2013, at the funeral home. Rev. D. Kent Deubner minister of the Pleasant Hill First Christian Church officiated. Interment in Staley Mound Cemetery. Casket bearers were Marcus Santoyo, Cory Whitmore, Gary Adam Winters, Charlie Whitmore and Chett Whitmore.
....Online condolences may be sent to the family and at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Villea Wise
....Villea Wise, 76, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life on November 24, 2013 at
Pleasant Hill Health and Rehabilitation Center.
....She was born on February 23, 1937 in Mt. Judea, Ark., the daughter of Arvel and Vadie (Cross) Hefley.
....Villea was employed as a packer for Clearfield Cheese Company, Clinton, until her retirement.
....She enjoyed her family, cooking, camping, riding her 4-wheeler, shopping, traveling and learning local history.
....Villea's special time of year was always around Christmas. She had lived in Archie, before moving to Pleasant Hill.
....Besides her parents, Ville was preceded in death by her three sisters, Willa Dean Carter, Janie Carter and Johnnie Hart.
....Villea is survived by three daughters, Debra Wise, Garden City; Dee Mann and husband, Eddie, Kingsville; Brenda Nyrako, New Orleans, Louisiana; six grandchildren, Amanda, Brian, Jesse, Jill, Paula and Clayton; 11 great-grandchildren; other relatives and a host of friends.
....Funeral services were held November 26, 2013 at the Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City, with interment in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. To send the family online condolences, visit www.dickeyfh.com.
....Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City.

Arthur Francis
Fischer
....Arthur Francis Fischer, 76, of Harrisonville, passed away November 25, 2013 at the Kansas City Hospice House with new found friends at his side, family members close by and in the thoughts of many.
....Arthur (Art) was born October 3, 1937, in Chicago, Illinois, to Arthur Edward Fischer and Jesse Josephine Fischer (Beckman). He was the second of three children.
....Art graduated from high school in Chicago and at the age of 19, joined the United States Air Force. Stationed at Whiteman Air Force Base in Knob Noster, he was part of the Strategic Air Command (SAC). Art took great pride in the service to his country.
....After discharge from the Air Force, Art pursued a career in auto mechanics owning his own shop in Sedalia, working for dealerships in the area and Kansas
City. He moved on to Denver, Colo. and finally to Las Vegas. In Las Vegas, he worked for El Monte RV Corporation until his retirement.
....In 2009, Art moved back o Missouri with his beloved dog, Mikki, to be with his children and their families. Arthur is survived by his son, Michael Henry Fischer of Old Hickory, Tenn.; his daughter, Nicole Fae Albin and her husband Scott Clark Albin of Harrisonville; eight grandchildren and eight great grand children. He was preceded in death by his son, Nicholas Arthur Fischer of Sedalia; a brother, Robert Fischer of Chicago; his parents, Arthur Edward and
Jesse Josephine Fischer of Chicago, and his long time companion, Thelma Ash of Las Vegas.
....A Celebration of Life Reception will be held from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m., December 14, 2013 at the home of Scott and Nicole Albin, Harrisonville. A military service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. at the home.
....Memorial contributions are suggested to the Kansas City Hospice House and
may be left at the reception on December 14, 2013 or mailed to the following address in memory of Arthur Francis Fischer: Kansas City Hospice House, Attention: Memorials, 12000 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO 64145.
....To send the family online condolences, visit www.dickeyfh.com or www.casscountycremationservice.com. Funeral arrangementsare under the direction of the Cass County Cremation Service, Harrisonville.

Lorene
McCue
....Lorene McCue, 87, of Greenwood, departed this life on November 26, 2013, at the Golden Living Center, Independence.
....She was born November 25, 1926, in Strasburg, the daughter of Charlie and
Alice Sisteen (Cates) Ballard.
....She was a graduate of Strasburg High School, continuing her education she received her Bachelor's degree in teaching from the Central Missouri State Teachers College, Warrensburg.
....On August 11, 1949, she was united in marriage to Joseph Wendell McCue. Following their marriage the couple moved to Greenwood.
....Before retiring, Lorene was employed as a first grade school teacher for over 30 years with the Greenwood/ Lee's Summit School districts.
....She had a passion for teaching her students and truly enjoyed time spent with all of her students.
....She was a member of the Greenwood First Baptist Church.
....She is survived by her loving husband of 64 years, Joe McCue of Lake Tapawingo; one son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Dana McCue of Lake Tapawingo; one granddaughter, Kacy (and Brandon) Sawyers of Blue Springs; two great grandchildren, Americis Sawyers and Peyton Sawyers; two sisters, Etta Mae Wingert of Marshall and Charlene Looney of Springfield; other relatives; and many friends.
....Funeral services were held November 30, 2013, at the funeral home.
....Rev. Tony Reynolds of the Appleton City First Christian Church officiated. Interment in the Strasburg Cemetery.
....Casket bearers were Lance Baker, Vaughn Baker, Dan Flippo, Josh Flippo, Sam McCloud and Ken Wheeler.
....Memorial contributions are suggested to Harden 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.

Landon Levon Stafford
....Landon Levon Stafford, Warsaw, Missouri formerly of Harrisonville, Missouri; suddenly left this earthly life Wednesday, November 13, 2013. He was the a victim of a house fire.
....Landon, born July 16, 1977 is survived by his parents; Roberta Stafford, Von & Carrie Stafford, Brother Jeremy Stafford, Sister Sarah & Todd Eppert, 2 nephews Todd Michael, Jonathan, 2 nieces Abigail and Adaline, and Grandmother Mary Lou Stafford, all residing in Harrisonville;
also Grandmother Norma Brewster of Pleasant Hill, Aunt Patricia Wyman of Butler, Aunt Deidre (Ronnie) Camerer of Adrian, Uncle Darrin (Carol) Stafford of Harrisonville; Aunt Holly (Doug) Stark, Peculiar; Uncle Gary (Sherry) Brewster of Urich, Uncle Larry (Rhonda) Brewster, Bates City; Aunt Vicki (Doug) Taylor of Harrisonville, Aunt Carolyn (Ron) Russ of Canby, Oregon.
....Landon is preceded in death by an infant brother, Lawrence Stafford III and Grandfathers Albert Brewster and Lawrence Stafford, Sr.
....Landon was Baptized with the washing of Water and the Word of our Saving Lord, Jesus Christ at Grace Baptist Church, Harrisonville.
....Landon called Warsaw area his home since purchasing his lake home in 2011. Landon enjoyed life at the lake with his dogs and truly enjoyed spending time outdoors fishing and hunting and was often found helping family and neighbors in both Warsaw and in the Harrisonville.
....Landon graduated Harrisonville High School and continued his higher education in Wyoming at Wyoming Tech for diesel mechanic training. Landon's career included working as a diesel mechanic and as a Local 101 Union Operator. Landon was an operator also for the Georgetown Railroad.
....Family was Landon's true joy. Landon enjoyed his family and loved them all. He is missed by Aunts, Uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, friends and all.
....The Family will accept your visit of sympathy and condolences, Sunday December 8, 2013 , 2-4 pm at the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, Missouri.
....In Lieu of flowers, memorial gifts are suggested for Shepherd's Food Pantry of Harrisonville and Stafford Family Cemetery Maintenance Fund.
....Inurnment at the Stafford Family Cemetery, Bradleyville, Missouri will be determined at a future time. To view the video tribute or send the family online condolences, please visit www.dickeyfh.com. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, Missouri.

Donald "Don" L. Knox
..Donald "Don" L. Knox, 61 of Fort Smith, Ark., passed away November 19, 2013 in Little Rock, Ark. He was born December 10, 1951 to the late Gilbert and Marguerite Knox. He was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church and the owner of Northwest Arkansas Avionics.

Rosary was said November 21, 2013 at Fentress Mortuary Chapel. Funeral Mass was November 22, 2013 at St. Boniface Catholic Church with burial to follow at Oak Cemetery in Fort Smith.

He is survived by two sons, Andy Knox and his wife Alicia of Ft. Smith, and Derek Knox and his wife Kathy of Barling; two sisters: Delores Jones and her husband Richard and Joyce Wheeldon and her husband Mike, all of Pleasant Hill, his brother James Knox and his wife Joyce of Centerview; as well as two grandchildren, Kelsy and Kaleigh Knox.

Pallbearers were Alan Hosier, Frank Magallanes, Mike Wheeldon, Peter Nguyen, Brian Sloan and Bill Kimp. Honorary pallbearers were Phil Jacobson and Richard Jones.

Memorials may be sent to the Fort Smith Church Baseball League, Inc. P.O. Box 3999, Ft. Smith, AR 72913.

Arrangements by Fentress Mortuary of Ft. Smith, Ark.

Mark Anthony Bell
Mark Anthony Bell, 52, of Centerview and formerly of Pleasant Hill, departed this life on November 15, 2013 at his home in Centerview.
He was born October 7, 1961 in Kansas City, the son of Alfred Richard and Dorothy Eugena (Priestley) Bell.

Mark spent his younger years in Kansas City. On May 27, 1995, he was united in marriage with Monica Ann Small at the Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Pleasant Hill.

The Bell family lived in Belton, Mo. and Prairie Village, Kans. before moving to Pleasant Hill. In 2012, Mark moved to Holden and six months ago and later had moved to Centerview. Mark was a self-employed painter.

He was a member of the Hickory Grove Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his father, Alfred Richard Bell; his mother, Dorothy Eugena Stovall; and three brothers, Michael Bell, Wayne Bell and Lannie Stevens.

Mark is survived by his wife, Monica Bell of Grandview; his daughter, Amber Eileen Bell and fiancé, Cody Eugene Ford, both of Pleasant Hill; four brothers, Robert Bell of Phoenix, Ariz., Richard Bell of Centerview; David Bell of Peculiar, and Harold Bell of Independence; one sister, Naomi Mountain of Centerview; his mother-in-law, Carroll Eileen Small and brother-in-law, John James Small, both of Pleasant Hill; many nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Cremation has been accorded. A Memorial Service was held November 25, 2013 at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill. Pastor Mark Conway of the Hickory Grove Baptist Church of Pleasant Hill, officiated.

The family suggests contributions to help with final expenses.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.


Sandra Kay
Knorpp Dinges
...Sandra Kay Knorpp Dinges, 66, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life November
14, 2013, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Blue Springs.
...She was born March 26, 1947, in Stockton, the first child of William "Jack" and Barbara (DeLozier) Angle.
...Sandy graduated from Butler High School in 1965 and attended the University of Missouri-Columbia.
...On June 24, 1966, she was united in marriage to James Chester Knorpp II in Butler. He preceded her in death on September 27, 1993.
...On June 26, 2001, she was united in marriage to Michael W. Dinges at Powell Gardens in Kingsville.
...Sandy worked as a secretary for the Cass County Prosecutor, was a substitute teacher and owned and operated Pleasant Hill Feeds.
...She was an accomplished homemaker, decorator, calligrapher and gardener. She also enjoyed photography, cooking, reading and spending time with her grandchildren.
...She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi, P.E.O. Chapter D.S. and the First Presbyterian Church, all of Pleasant Hill.
...She had also served on the Pleasant Hill Parks & Recreation Board.
...She was also preceded in death by her father Jack Angle.
...She is survived by her mother, Barbara Angle of Clinton; her husband, Mike Dinges of the home; her daughter, Rhonda (and Tom) Rogge of Kansas City; two step-children, Todd (and Samantha) Dinges and Patrice (and Kenny) Adams, both of Pleasant Hill; nine grandchildren, Stephen, Spencer, Trisha, Johnnie, Renae, Macee, Kristen, James and Hayden; one brother, Stephen W. (Denna) Angle of Warrensburg; one sister, Deborah (and Gary ) Taylor, of Phoenix, Ariz.; several nieces and nephews; other relatives; and a host of friends.
...Funeral services were held November 19, 2013, under the direction of Stanley Diicky Funeral Home.
...Pastor Sarah Ross, minister of the First Presbyterian Church, Pleasant Hill, officiated.
...Interment in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Casket bearers were Spencer Adams, Bill Angle, Johnnie Berry, Clint Dinges, Troy Dinges, Joel Rogge, Marty Taylor and Lee Willerton.
...Memorial contributions are suggested to the Salvation Army and may be sent in care of the funeral home.

Brian Eugene
McCurdy
...Brian Eugene McCurdy, 35, of Centerview, passed away November 10, 2013 at Research Medical Center in Kansas City.
...Brian was born May 8, 1978 in Warrensburg, the son of Darrell Eugene Mc-
Curdy and Donna Lee (Taylor) McCurdy.
...He was raised northwest of Kingsville and graduated from Holden High School. Shortly after graduation from high school, he went to work for Stahl's Specialty for a brief time.
...Brian was united in marriage to Aimee Lee Burge on February 15, 2000 in Kingsville.
...The couple made their home in Buckner.
...He was employed with B. C. Manufacturing in Blue Springs. Next, he worked for Bublitz Machinery in north Kansas City as a fork lift mechanic. Brian was a truck driver with E. T. S. in Bates City at the time of his passing.
...His hobbies included playing softball, golf and horseshoes. He also loved riding ATVs and fishing. The couple had resided in Centerview since 2010.
...Survivors include his wife, Aimee and daughter, Danielle, both of the home; son, Nathan Bertling of Holden; parents, Darrell and Donna McCurdy of Kingsville; father-in-law, Craig Burge of Centerview; paternal grandmother, Beverly McCurdy of Kingsville; maternal grandparents, Darrel and Lillian Taylor of Kingsville; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
...He was preceded in death by his brother, Brandon Mc- Curdy and paternal grandfather, Robert McCurdy.
...Funeral services were November 16, 2013 at Forward Community Church in
Holden.
...Rev. Joe Williamson of Crossroads Baptist Outreach in Kingsville officiated.
...Interment in the Kingsville Cemetery.
...Pallbearers were Jordan Knox, Craig Burge, Jason Burge, Jason Cain, Todd Pardee and Tim Cave.
...Memorial contributions are suggested to Brian E. McCurdy Memorial Fund in
care of the funeral home.
...Arrangements were under the direction of the Williams Funeral Chapel, Holden.
...Online condolences may be left at www.williamsfuneralchapel.net.

Billy L. Ferrell
...Billy L. Ferrell, 63, departed this life on November 13, 2013 at Village Hospice in Lee's Summit.
...He was born on November 25, 1949 in Kansas City, the son of Willard Clyde Ferrell and Helen Lorene Steiver.
...Mr. Ferrell grew up in the Independence area.
...On August 11, 1978 he was united in marriage with Linda J. Patrick in Liberty, and to this union, one daughter, Amanda Lee, was born.
...The Ferrell family lived in Independence until 1989 when they moved to Belton.
...In 1996, they moved to Creighton and lived there for five years before moving to Pleasant Hill in 2001.
...Mr. Ferrell was a truck driver before declining health forced his retirement. Mr. Ferrell was a member of the Miners Union, Local 541 and had been a Union Steward.
...He was also a member of the Mine Rescue Team.
...He was preceded in death by his father, Willard Clyde Ferrell; his mother, Helen Lorene Steiver and one sister, Redina Ferrell.
...Mr. Ferrell is survived by his wife, Linda J. (Patrick) Ferrell of the home; one daughter, Amanda Lee Hall and husband, Ron of Pleasant Hill; three brothers, Franklin D. Ferrell and wife Sherry of Tulsa, Okla., Larry Ferrell of Kansas and Ronald Ferrell of Lake of the Ozarks; two grandsons, Connor Wayne Coffel and Ryder Lee Hall, other relatives and many friends.
...Cremation has been accorded and a private family service will be held at a later date.
...Arrangements by Wallace Funeral Home.

Stella St. Clair
Phelan
...Stella St.Clair Phelan, infant daughter of Rebecca and Mark Phelan of Scottsdale, Ariz., died on November 6, 2013 at Scottsdale Healthcenter.
...Stella is survived by her parents; her maternal grandparents, Bill and Julie Hensley of Chanute, Kansas, and paternal grandparents, Bill and Sara Phelan of Muscatine, Iowa; great grandparents, Duane and Gail Rogers of Pleasant Hill, and Virginia Seyb of Muscatine, Iowa; her aunts and uncles, Tyler and Taryne Hensley of Olathe, Kansas, and Andy and Audrey Phelan of Antioch, Illinois, along with her cousins, Libby and Riley Phelan.
...Stella also leaves behind many loving family members who will miss her dearly.
...Private graveside funeral services will be held in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery at a later date.
...Memorial contributions may be made in memory to Stella St. Clair Phelan and
may be sent in care of Mark and Rebecca Phelan.
...Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com.
...Arrangments were under the direction of the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

William E. James
..William E. "Bill" James, 65 of Harrisonville, died Nov. 6, 2013 at the Kansas City Hospice House in Kansas City.
..Bill was born July 23, 1948, in Kansas City, the son of William "Buster" and Zelma (Holley) James. He was a lifelong Cass County resident and was a 1966 graduate of Harrisonville High School. He attended the University of Missouri at Columbia, and spent four years on active duty in the United States Air Force, serving in Biloxi, Miss., Okinawa, Japan and San Antonio, Tex.
..Bill was united in marriage to Mary Lee Brown on Feb. 6, 1971, at the United
Methodist Church in Harrisonville. She preceded him in death on Jan. 2, 2009.
..From 1972-2000, Bill was Vice President of Newspapers, Inland Industries, Inc.; President of HLB Newspapers, Inc.; President of Cass County Publishing, Inc. and publisher of the Cass County Democrat-Missourian.
..From 2000-2007, he was Vice President of Sales for Inland Newspaper Machinery Corporation and from 2007-2013, he was the publisher of the Daily Star-Journal in Warrensburg.
..He was the president of the Missouri Press Association in 1998 and was inducted into the Missouri Press Association Hall of Fame in 2001. In 2013, the Missouri Press Association established the William E James Outstanding Young Journalist Award. Given annually, the aim of the award is to reinforce the importance of a journalist's role by recognizing and nurturing talent to further promote quality journalism.
..In 2012, Bill was appointed by Gov. Jay Nixon to the Missouri Military Preparedness and Enhancement Commission. He served on the Census 2000 Complete Count Committee in 1999; was on the Missouri State Lottery Commission from 1990-2004, serving 12 years as chairman; a commissioner of the Missouri Senate Apportionment Commission in 1991; an 18-year member and former chairman of Cass Medical Center Board of Trustees; member and chairman of Cass County Industrial Development Authority; member and past president of the Harrisonville Area Chamber of Commerce; member and past president of Harrisonville Kiwanis Club. Bill had served on the Commerce Bank of Kansas City-Harrisonville Branch board for 20 years.
..Bill married Dorothy Smith on Dec. 26, 2010, in arrisonville. He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Harrisonville and a former member of the Board of Trustees. He was a member of Cass Masonic Lodge No. 147, Harrisonville.
..He had been active in Democratic politics in Cass County, having served as chairman of the Democratic Central Committee and also a former chairman of the 122nd Legislative District Democratic Committee. He was a former chairman of the 31st Senatorial District Democratic Committee and had served on the 4th Congressional District Democratic Committee and the Democratic State Committee 31st Senatorial District.
..Bill was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Mary Brown James. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy, of the home; two sons, Alex James and wife, Sheri, Overland Park, Kan., and Doug James and wife, Allison, Memphis, Tenn.; two daughters, Lesley Nasalroad and husband, Michael, and Charlotte
Matthews and husband, Patrick, all of Olathe, Kan.; one sister, Holley Brundick and her husband, Dr. Ed Brundick, Evansville, Ind.; and seven grandchildren; Molly, Lucy, Avery, Will, Abby, Delaney and Evie.
..Memorial services were held November 9, 2013. Memorial contributions may
be made to Kansas City Hospice House.
..Arrangements by Atkinson Funeral Home, Harrisonville. Online condolences atkinsonfuneralhome.com

Ervin William
Rogers
..Ervin William Rogers, 67, of Harrisonville, departed this life November 5, 2013 at the Lee's Summit Medical Center. He was born August 29, 1946 in Taney County, Missouri, the son of E.G. and Loretta (Persinger) Rogers.
..Ervin was employed as a truck driver for several different companies in the area. Earlier he was the operator of the Blue Liner Café in Waverly, Missouri. Ervin was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He enjoyed fishing, NASCAR and sports.
..He was preceded in death by his father and a brother, Walter Lee Parks.
..Ervin is survived by two sons, Kenny Rogers and wife Melina and David Rogers and wife Kelly, all of Pleasant Hill; three daughters, Tracy Waterman, Marshall; Dana Lovelace and husband Berkeley and Shari Rogers, all of Pleasant Hill; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; his mother, Loretta Rogers and brother, Douglas Rogers, both of Marshall, Missouri; his best friend, Frank De-Moro, Harrisonville; his dog, Boo-Boo; other relatives and many friends.
..Cremation. A Celebration of Life Service will be held 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, at the First Baptist Church in Waverly.
..Services are under the direction of the Cass County Cremation Service of Harrisonville.

Helen Marie
Pearce
..Helen Marie Pearce, longtime Pleasant Hill resident, passed away October 31, 2013 at home. She was born in Pratt, Kansas, on April 7, 1930, to Melvin Pennington and Kathryn Faye (Hand) Pennington. Mrs. Pearce was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Bob Pennington of Pleasant Hill.
..She is survived by sons, Steven Pearce (and wife Barbara) of Cleveland, Missouri; Sterling Pearce of the home, and Jeffrey Pearce of Kansas City.
..She also leaves grandchildren, Stephanie and Matthew Pearce; brother Larry Blake (and wife Barbara) of Harrisonville; sister, Linda Whittle of Russellville, Missouri; sister-in-law, Joyce Pennington of Pleasant Hill, other relatives and many friends.
..Mrs. Pearce was a devoted mother and grandmother, an exceptional cook, gardener and cross-stitch artist, and enjoyed the companionship of her beloved dogs, Mickey and Troy.
..She was a member of the Pleasant Hill First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
..Cremation has been accorded and a private family inurnment will be held at a later date.

Marion Ray
"Shorty" Hamilton
..Marion Ray "Shorty" Hamilton, 92, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life, October 31, 2013, at the Lee's Summit Medical Center.
..He was born May 17, 1921, in Lone Jack, the son of Cleveland and Blanche (Morse) Hamilton.
..Shorty was a 1940 Pleasant Hill High School graduate. He proudly served in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II in the Pacific Theatre of operations.
..On July 8, 1943, he was united in marriage to Emma Lou Thompson in Pleasant Hill; she preceded him in death on August 23, 1987.
..On October 29, 1988, he was united in marriage to Hattie Marie (Ullery) Poindexter in Pleasant Hill. She survives.
..Shorty was employed as the assistant postmaster in the Pleasant Hill post office, retiring in 1975.
..He was a former member of the Pleasant Hill Board of Education, a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3118, where he served as vice commander and adjutant, and a member of the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church. His hobbies included gardening, fishing and hunting.
..He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Elmer Hamilton and Albert Hamilton, and three sisters, June Earl, Bonnie James and Maxine Hamilton.
..He is survived by his wife Hattie of the home; two sons, Steve Hamilton of Kansas City, and John Gregory (and Tammy) Hamilton of Hermitage; three grandchildren, Kellie (and Richie) Smith of Chesapeake, Virginia; Shannon (and Matt) Briesacher of Jefferson City, and Tara (and Chris) Garcia of Kansas City; four step children, Kay (and Ron) Aucliare of Kirkwood, Missouri; Sue (and Tom) Conroy of Colorado Springs, Colo., Steve Poindexter of Kansas City, and Karen (and Wayne) Bennett of Green Valley, Ariz.; other relatives; and a host of friends.
..Funeral services were held November 5, 2013, at the funeral home. Rev. Harold Johnson officiated and the Final Salute ceremony was be performed by members of the VFW Post #3118. Graveside military services and interment in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery with full military honors by the VFW Post #3118 Honor Guard.
..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 at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

 Patrick Michael "Pat" Leach
..Patrick Michael "Pat" Leach, 35, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life November 1, 2013, at his home surrounded with love and family.
..He was born Nov. 7, 1977, in Kansas City, the son of George John and Emma Jo (Wilson) Leach.
..Patrick was a 1996 Kansas City Center High School graduate. On Sept. 13, 2008, he was united in marriage to Angela Dawn Hutchens in Lee's Summit.
..Patrick had been employed as a warehouseman for Target in Lee's Summit and later for the Wal-Mart distribution center in Harrisonville. His hobbies included gardening, fishing, camping, and hiking; he especially loved music.
..Patrick is survived by his wife Angela, and his two year old son, Reilly Leach, of the home; his parents John and Emma Leach of Lee's Summit; two brothers, Randy (and Katricia) Leach of Kearney, and Johnny Leach of Olathe, Kans.; one sister, Christine Leach of Lee's Summit; other relatives and many friends.
..Visitation will be held 6 - 8 p.m. Thursday, November 7, 2013, at the Woods Chapel United Methodist Church, Lee's Summit.
..Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, November 8, 2013, at the Woods Chapel United Methodist Church, Lee's Summit. Pastor Wendy Minshall, minister of the church will officiate.
..Interment will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Casket bearers are Josh Cates, Cody Leach, Dalton Leach, Dylan Leach, Johnny Leach, Luke Leach and Randy Leach.
..Memorial contributions are suggested to the Reilly Leach education fund or the Stephanie Vest Foundation and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
..Arrangements by Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Velma Darlene
(Rogers) Zeiler
..Velma Darlene (Rogers) Zeiler, 72, of Harrisonville, departed this life on October 29, 2013 at her home among her loving family. Darlene was born on June 14, 1941 in Harrisonville, the daughter of Mike and Mary Rogers.
..On May 12, 1960, she married Larry Lee Zeiler, they were married 53 years. She was a member of the Ore Club.
..She worked at Western Electric till they started their family. Later she worked at the Pleasant Hill Times where she enjoyed her creativity in the advertising field. After she retired she started a successful cleaning business. She was involved in animal care and rescue.
..She was preceded in death by her parents, Mike and Mary Rogers. She is survived by her husband, Larry Zeiler; one brother, Dahl Eugene Rogers of Harrisonville; and children, Tammy Sue Zeiler of Creighton; Curtis Lee Zeiler of Rich Hill; Linda Darlene Zeiler of Harrisonville; two grandchildren, David and Kurstin Zeiler of Rich Hill.
..A celebration of life service will be held Nov. 9, 2013 at 2 p.m.. at Faith Baptist Church in Harrisonville. Memorial contributions are suggested to Kerry Kennel and may be brought to the service.

Frances "Nadine"
Williams
..Frances "Nadine" Williams, 97 of Kingsville, Mo., passed away on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, at St. Luke's Hospice House in Kansas City.
..Nadine was born Dec. 17, 1915, in Holden, Mo., the daughter of Samuel Edward Baldwin and Grace Mae (Shimel) Baldwin. She graduated from Holden High School.
..She was preceded in death by her husband, Ed on Jan. 1, 1975; two brothers: Paul Everett Baldwin and Floyd Baldwin; two grandchildren: Susan Lawson and Rose Thomas and two great grandchildren: Austin Norman and Harley Thomas.
..On Nov. 24, 1932, Nadine married Clarence Edward Williams in Lee's Summit. The couple initially lived on a dairy farm near Kingsville. Next, they moved to a farm near Strasburg. They eventually moved back to a farm near Kingsville.
..Nadine had resided in Kingsville since the mid 1970s. In addition to being very actively involved in dairy farming with her husband, she was also employed with the Kingsville Public School as both a cook and custodian, until retiring.
..She was a longtime member of Kingsville Congregation Community of Christ Church, where she was the secretary and statistics recorder for over fifty years. Nadine also did childcare until she was nearly 80 and she was an avid gardener. Her love of reading was well known to all and many of her family and friends shared books with her. She read four to six books almost every week.
..Survivors include four children: Beverly June Thomas and husband, Donald of Mena, Alaska; Robert Lee "Bob" Williams and wife, Judy of Independence; Lois Jean Campbell and husband, Dennis of Cedar Park, Tex; and Debbie Lynn Culp and husband, Kevin of Lee's Summit; 18 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren and 11 great-great grandchildren. Besides her immediate family, she leaves many relatives and friends.
..Funeral serviced were held on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013 at Williams Funeral Chapel in Holden. Officiating were Church Elders Leland Stowell and Leona Hobbs.

Margret Louise
Case
..Margret Louise Case, 81, departed this life on October 19, 2013 at The Woodlands of Arnold in Arnold, Missouri.
..She was born on January 16, 1932 in Kansas City, the daughter of Walter E. and Martha E. (Call) Case.
..Margret spent her younger years in the Kansas City, area and graduated from Northeast High School.
..After graduation, Margret moved to the St. Louis area and remained there until her death.
..Margret had been administrator of the computer department of Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis until her retirement in 1991.
..She was a member of the Baptist Church.
..Margret had been in declining health since 1998, when she was involved in a terrible automobile accident, followed shortly by a disabling stroke. Her declining health, eventually, necessitated her move to The Woodlands of Arnold Care Center.
..She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter E. and Martha E. Case and three sisters, Helen Greenwood, Martha Belle Case and June Alexander.
..Margret is survived by her companion, Carol Grau of Arnold; one brother, Walter E. Case, Jr. and wife Alice of Clinton; one sister, Shirley Sousley and husband Don of Pleasant Hill; one nephew, Art Skeens and wife Charlotte of Lee's Summit; two nieces, Jeanne Bell and husband Jim of Olathe, and Danna Ross and husband Mike of Fuquay Varina,
North Carolina; three greatnephews, Nathan Ross, Terry Moore and Jordan Skeens; two great-nieces, Jessica Ross and Taylor Skeens, other relatives and many friends.
..Services for Margret Louise Case were held October 24 at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill. Pastor John McRoy of the Kingsville Baptist Church, officiated.
..Casket bearers were Art Skeens, Jordan Skeens, Jim Bell, Terry Moore, Dean Call and Allen Call.
..Burial wwas at the Mount Washington Cemetery, Independence. Arrangements were under the direction of the Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Owen William
"Bill" Negus
..Owen William "Bill" Negus, 42, departed this life on October 21, 2013 at CenterPoint Medical Center in Independence, in Kansas City.
..He was the son of Owen Ward and Irene (Garza) Negus.
..Bill spent his younger years in Pleasant Hill and was a 1989 graduate of Pleasant Hill High School.
..After graduation, he obtained a technical degree in heating and cooling.
..Bill was an entrepreneur who owned and operated several businesses throughout the United States, spending most of his time in Missouri, Florida and Texas.
..Within the last year, he had returned to the Kansas City area and was a self employed consultant for several roofing companies.
..In his leisure time, Bill loved to hunt and fish. One of the greatest joys of his life was spending time with his son, Tucker.
..He was preceded in death by his father, Owen Ward Negus. Bill is survived by his son Tucker Graham of Pleasant Hill; his mother, Irene (Garza) Negus of Kansas City; one brother, James Negus of Harrisonville; two sisters, Sharlynn Jenkins of
Shawnee, Kans. and Kimberly Berkley of Independence; several loving nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.
..Cremation has been accorded.
..A memorial service was held October 28, 2013 at the Wallace Funeral Home. Elder Butch Shewmaker officiated. A private family inurnment will be held at a ..In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to help with final expenses.
..Arrangements were under the direction of the Wallace Funeral Home of Pleasant Hill.

Kevin K.
Wendel
..Kevin K. Wendel, 53, of Belton, formerly of Pleasant Hill, departed this life on October 19, 2013 at Belton Regional Medical Center.
..He was born March 5, 1960 in Kansas City, the son of Eldon Eugene and Sarah (Dyke) Wendel. Kevin attended school in Pleasant Hill.
..On July 11, 1981 he was united in marriage with Theresa Tanner in Pleasant Hill, and they lived here until January, 2013, when they moved to Belton.
..Kevin had been a forklift driver before declining health forced his retirement.
..He was preceded in death by his parents, Eldon Eugene and Sarah (Dyke) Wendel.
..Kevin is survived by his wife of 32 years, Theresa Wendel of the home; one son, Buck Wendel and wife Beth of Lenexa, Kans.; two daughters, Nicole Hulme of Sugar Creek, and Tessa Wendel of the home; one brother, Craig; two sisters, Kathy and Karen; one grandson, Jackson Wendel; two granddaughters, Katie Hulme and Sativa Shockley, other relatives and many friends.
..Cremation has been accorded and a memorial visitation was held October 25, 2013 at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill.
..Arrangements were under the direction of the Wallace Funeral Home of Pleasant Hill.

David Ervin Kimrey
..David Ervin Kimrey, 72, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life, October 13, 2013, at the Kansas University Medical Center.
..He was born December 13, 1940, in Plato, Missouri, the son of Dave and Alice Marie (Bolding) Kimrey.
..David was a 1958 Northeast High School graduate. He served 10 years in the
United States Marine Corps Reserves.
..On December 22, 1962, he was united in marriage to Jacqueline L. Sullenger in Independence.
..David was employed as a carpenter for C&P Construction of Lenexa, Kansas, retiring in 2006. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Pleasant Hill, Carpenters Union Local # 1329 and was a member and past president of the Pleasant Hill Bit & Spur Club.
..He loved fishing, horseback riding, gardening, carpentry and spending time with his family.
..David was preceded in death by his father Dave in 2004 and his mother Alice preceded him in death seven days earlier on October 6, 2013.
..He is survived by his wife Jackie of the home; one daughter, Brenda (and Dale) Brown of Pleasant Hill; two sons, Tim (and Jenny) Kimrey and Jamie Kimrey, both of Pleasant Hill; seven grandchildren, Eric, Ashlie, Ryan, Abbie, Jeremy, Reagan and Ethan; one sister, Mary Lou (and Roperto) Montoya of Coeur daAlene, Idaho; two brothers, Herb (and Lois) Kimrey of Pleasant Hill, and Bob (and CeCe) Kimrey of Kansas City; other relatives, and many friends.
..Visitation will be held 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 16, 2013, at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held 3:30 p.m. Thursday, October 17, 2013, at the funeral home. Rev. D. Kent Deubner of the Pleasant Hill First Christian Church will officiate.
..Graveside military services and internment will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
..Memorial contributions are suggested to the Pleasant Hill First Christian Church Building Fund 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

Alice Marie Kimrey
..Alice Marie Kimrey, 95, of Pleasant Hill, formerly of Kansas City and Hermitage, departed this life, October 6, 2013, at the Pleasant Hill Health & Rehabilitation Center.
..She was born, September 12, 1918, in Texas County, Missouri, the daughter of Otto Lafayette and Florence (Huff) Bolding.
..On December 22, 1936, Alice was united in marriage to David Kimrey in Plato, Missouri. He preceded her in death on May 8, 2004.
..Alice was employed by Montgomery Wards in Kansas City for over 27 years. She loved to crochet and make crafts.
..Alice was also preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Kenneth Bolding and Alvin Bolding.
..She is survived by one daughter, Mary Lou (and Roperto) Montoya of Courer
D'Arlene, Idaho; three sons, Herb (and Lois) Kimrey and David (and Jackie) Kimrey, both of Pleasant Hill, and Bob (and CeCe) Kimrey of Kansas City; one sister, Mildred Stottllemyre of Flagstaff, Ariz.; 11 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; seven great-great grandchildren; other relatives and many friends.
..Graveside services were held October 10, 2013, at the Stark Cemetery in Plato. Memorial contributions are suggested to Stark Cemetery 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.

Helen "Lois"
(Knorpp) Grantham
..Helen "Lois" (Knorpp) Grantham, 97, passed away in the same house she was
born in on October 10, 2013. She was born March 22, 1916 in Pleasant Hill, the daughter of Walter Clark and Bertha (Johnson) Knorpp.
..Lois was a 1933 graduate of Pleasant Hill High School. On July 19, 1936 she was united in marriage with Claud "Glenn" Grantham in Pleasant Hill. To this union one son, William "Bill" Grantham was born.
..Lois was a loving wife and mother who put her family's needs above her own. She was an avid gardener and shared the fruits of her garden.
..Lois was accomplished in the art of "home canning" and made wonderful homemade preserves, an art she passed on to her daughter-inlaw, Donna.
..Lois was preceded in death by her husband, Claud "Glenn" Grantham; her parents, Walter Clark and Bertha Knorpp; one brother, Chester and four sisters, Alice, Bessie, Ozelle and Harriette.
..She is survived by one son, William "Bill" Gantham and wife Donna of Pleasant Hill; four special nieces, Linda, Eleanor, Alice Jean and Camielia; one great niece, Vaea; other relatives and many, many friends.
..Cremation has been accorded. A graveside service and inurnment will be held 10:00 a.m. Friday, October 18, 2013 at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery with Brother Mike Greer officiating.
..Arrangements by Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill, MO.

Gerald Dean
"Jerry" Johnson
..Jerry Johnson, 64, passed away October 3, 2013. Jerry was born February 19, 1949 in Kansas City. He was a veteran of the U. S. Marine Corps. He was a cabinetmaker.
..Jerry leaves his wife Jean; daughter, April Hodges and her husband, Jeff; son, Brandon Johnson and his wife, Natalie; brothers, Kenny Johnson, Jeff Johnson and his wife, Julia; sisters, Roberta McMillian and her husband, Paul, Linda Minshall and Sharon Mitchell; three grandchildren, Tyler, Brayden and Kylie.
..Funeral services were held October 5 at Park Lawn Funeral Home, 8251 Hillcrest Road. Burial in Green Lawn Cemetery.
..Arrangements by Park Lawn Funeral Home, 8251 Hillcrest Road.

John Cedric
"J.C." Johnson
..John Cedric "J.C." Johnson, 53, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life, October 8,
2013, at Pleasant Hill Health & Rehabilitation Center.
..He was born August 17, 1960, at Richards Gebaur Air Force Base in Belton, the son of Leo Butler and Gloria Ann (Lewis) Johnson.
..J.C. was employed in construction and was a gifted sheetrock installer. He was preceded in death by his father Leo in 1973 and his step-father John Fowler in 1994.
..He is survived by his mother, Ann Fowler of Pleasant Hill; two sisters, Zina (and Eddie) Hammons of Harrisonville, and Theresa Johnson of Vinita, Oklahoma; three step-brothers, two step-sisters, several nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
..Cremation has been accorded. Memorial services were held October 10, 2013, at the funeral home. Pastor Phil Kassel of the Pleasant Hill 1st Baptist Church 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 at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com
..Arrangements by Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

George L. Lougheah
..George L. Loughead, 74, departed this life on September 30, 2013 at Lee's Summit Medical Center. He was born May 6, 1939 in Kirksville, the son of John Rinaldo and Ollie Rowena (Johnson) Loughead.
..George spent his younger years in Green City and graduated high school there. After graduation, he moved to the Kansas City area where he worked as a mechanic until his retirement. While living in Kansas City, George attended the Baptist Temple.
..On September 24, 1976, he was united in marriage with Sheila Lee Riddle in Kansas City, in 1989, they moved to Pleasant Hill. George was an avid pool player and a member of the Cass County Outlaw Pool League.
..He was preceded in death by his parents, John R. and Ollie Rowena Loughead.
..George is survived by his wife, Sheila Loughead of the home; one sister-in-law, Sharon Matthes and her husband Allen of Pleasant Hill, other relatives and many friends.
..Cremation has been accorded and no services are scheduled.


Tammy Christina Harmon
..Tammy Christina Harmon, 53, of Pleasant Hill, passed away on Sept. 23, 2013, at Kansas University Medical Center.
..She was born on Dec. 29, 1959, the daughter of Alma Beesack Norris and Otto Cox (he preceded Tammy in death).
..Tammy grew up in Independence, graduating from Truman High School in 1977. After high school, she became a wife and full-time mother after moving to Brunswick. Tammy lived there for many years, raising her children to become good adults.
..On May 15, 1999, Tammy married Roger Harmon and they moved to home he built in the Sugarland Subdivision in Pleasant Hill. They lived there the rest of their marriage and mostly remained a stay-at-home mother and housewife.
..Tammy loved being a mother, grandmother and wife, animals, especially her dogs throughout her life, knitting, arts and crafts and ghost stories.
..Tammy is survived by her husband Roger, of the home; mother Alma and husband Glen Norris of Brunswick; daughter Nichole Hohenberg and husband Danny of Lee's Summit; son Tyler Barnett and wife Debbie of Brunswick; daughter Danielle Miller and husband Jeremy of DeWitt; grand-children Sawyer, Liam, Paxton, Alba, Lincoln; brothers and sisters Vicki Manson, Robin Ker, Jerry Cox, Jamie Ker; and many, many other loving relatives and friends.
..Visitation was held on Saturday, Sept. 28, at Langsford Funeral Home in Lee's Summit, followed funeral services that afternoon. Rev. Mark Schuchmann of Brunswick officiated. Cremation has been accorded.
..In lieu of flowers, Tammy would have wanted family and friends to make memorial contributions in her name to the Susan G. Komen Foundation to help in its battle with breast cancer.


Charles Alan "Sam" Gray
..Charles Alan "Sam" Gray was born Feb. 12, 1954, in Kansas City and departed this life on Sept. 21, 2013, in Pleasant Hill under hospice care, after a five-week illness.
..Sam was the son of Charles Edward and Lilyun (Rosenbalm) Gray.
..Known as Alan to his mom and a few family members, teachers were corrected from early on to call him Sam.
..Sam, along with his brother Darrell, grew up in the family home on College Hill in Pleasant Hill. He was a 1972 graduate of Pleasant Hill High School, where he played football and was active in the FFA chapter.
..Following in his dad's footsteps, Sam joined the Pleasant Hill Volunteer Fire Department at an early age and served for 30 years, along side of his dad, uncles, various cousins and friends, until this volunteer department was dissolved. His final position was that of Captain. He took great pride in the hard and sacrificing efforts of this fine group of volunteers.
..In 1972, Sam and Darrell joined in to a farming operation known as Gray Bros. and have continued this business until the present. They have also been known as the "Gray boys" to many.
..Hauling hay was a huge part of Sam's early life, along with his dad and brother, and continued until his illness. Many Pleasant Hill football players and young men from the community worked out every summer under his guidance in the hayfield field through the early 1990's. Sam truly loved farming and treasured his home and family.
..He was preceded in death by his parents, Chuck "Bud" and Lilyun Gray and his nephew, Logan Gray.
..Sam is survived by his wife, Kristine Gray of the home; one brother, Darrell Gray and wife Susie of Pleasant Hill; one step-son, David Pfefer of Pleasant Hill, one step- daughter, Michelle Kelley of Raymore; and two granddaughters, Izabella and Aurora. He is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles and cousins, as well as many dear, dear friends and his beloved community.
..The family of Charles Alan "Sam" Gray received friends from on Wednesday, September 25 at Wallace Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, at the funeral home, with Rev. Kent Deubner and Rev. Rob Vaughn officiating. Cremation will be accorded following funeral service.
..Memorial contributions in memory of Sam may be made to Crossroads Hospice Charitable Foundation, 10810 E. 45th Street, Suite 300, Tulsa, Ok. 74146 or may be left at the funeral home.

Meryle Lyle Wooden
..Meryle Lyle Wooden was born Jan. 8, 1926 in Tina, and departed this life on Sept. 21, 2013, at his home in West Line at the age of 87 years, 8 months and 13 days. He was the son of Oren Lyle and Gertrude Grace (Wallis) Wooden.
..Meryle graduated from high school in Cambridge, Iowa. After graduation, Meryle proudly served his country in the Army Air Force, 759th Bombardment Squadron, 459th Bombardment Group during World War II.
..During his service he was captured and held in a POW camp in Moosburg, Germany. For his devotion and service to his country, Meryle was awarded four Bronze Stars, a Purple Heart, an Air Medal and two Oak Leaf Clusters.
..After his Honorable Discharge from active service in November of 1945, Meryle moved to Kansas City to make his home. On Jan. 12, 1947, he was united in marriage with Virginia McGuire in Olathe, Kan., and they continued to make their home in Kansas City until 1963 when they moved to Cleveland, Mo. Mrs. Wooden passed away on Feb.15, 1992, and Meryle continued to make his home in Cleveland until 1994 when he moved to East Lynne. In 2006, Meryle moved back to Cleveland, Mo., and in 2007 he moved to West Line.
..Meryle was a member of the First Baptist Church of Cleveland and as a skilled, self-employed carpenter devoted many hours to improving the church building. He also was a member of the Heart of America EX-POW.
..In addition to his wife Virginia, Meryle was preceded in death by his parents, Oren Lyle and Gertrude Grace Wooden.
..He is survived by two sons, Larry Dean Wooden and wife Sherran of North Kansas City; and Meryle Richard "Rick" Wooden and wife J.J. of Vacaville, Calif.; two daughters, Cristy Lavelock and husband Rodger, and Carole Jeane Irvin and husband Tom, all of West Line; one brother, John David Wooden and wife Maureen of New Berlin, Wisc.; a special aunt, Dorothy Muller and husband Bob of Chillicothe; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
..Funeral Services for Meryle Lyle Wooden were held on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at the First Baptist Church of Cleveland, Mo., with the Rev. Clifford Woolery, Pastor Henry Green and Pastor. John D. Wooden, officiating. Casket bearers were Larry Wooden, Ricky Wooden, Tom Irvin, Rodger Lavelock, Jr., Mickey McGuire, Bud McGuire, Mark Sanders and Josh Lavelock. Honorary Bearers were John David Wooden, Dale Owens, Eric Wooden, Jodi Ballance, Bryan Irvin, Amber Stratton, Greg Wooden and Grant Wooden. The family received friends one hour prior to the service at the church.
..Burial immediately followed the funeral service at Glenwild Cemetery with Military Honors.
..In memory of Meryle Lyle Wooden, contributions may be made to the Heart of America EX- POW, 3942 SW Linden Lane, Lee's Summit, Mo. 64082.
..Arrangement were under the direction of the Wallace Funeral Home of Cleveland, Mo.

Christopher Nathaniel
"Nate" Cripps
..Christopher Nathaniel "Nate" Cripps, 19 of Pleasant Hill, was born on May 16, 1994, and died on Sept. 24, 2013, in St. Joseph. He was the son of Don Cripps and Abby Renee Mainprize Farrell.
..He graduated from Pleasant Hill High School in 2013, where he played varsity football and also played basketball, wrestling and baseball. He was attending Missouri Western State University.
..Nate worked for his grandfather, who was his hero, Jack Mainprize.
..He loved everything outdoors, hunting, and especially was an avid fisherman. He was a Christian.
..Nate was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Agnes Smith.
..He is survived by father, Donald W. Cripps of Pleasant Hill; mother, Abby Renee Mainprize and Ron Farrell of Pleasant Hill; maternal grandfather, Jack and Pat Mainprize of Pleasant Hill; maternal grandmother, Edith Mainprize and Harry Fox of Kansas City; three brothers, Michael Cripps of Dallas, Tex.; Tyler Farrell of Pleasant Hill; and Steve Livingston of Blue Springs; two sisters, Jacquelyn Cripps of Blue Springs; and Margo Collins Bond of Grandbury, Tex.; aunt and uncle, Natalie and Daryl Hunter of Warsaw; aunt, Pam Sunbear of Lee's Summit; and several cousins.
..Cremation was accorded under the direction of the Rupp Funeral Home.
..There will be a memorial service at a later date to be conducted in Pleasant Hill.
..Online condolences may be sent online to www.ruppfuneral.com

Launa Boston
..Launa Boston, of Lee's Summit, passed away Sept. 26, 2013, after a 7-year battle with ovarian cancer. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sat. Oct. 5, at Langsford Funeral Home in Lee's Summit.
..Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service, then burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
..In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. Arrangements are under the direction of the Langsford Funeral Home.

Robert Phillip
Raffurty
..Robert Philip Raffurty, 73, of Cottonwood, Ariz., formerly of Pleasant Hill, was born Saturday, Feb. 2, 1940, in Pleasant Hill, the son of Philip and Sarah (Snow) Raffurty. He departed this life on Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, at the John C. Lincoln-Dear Valley Hospital in Phoenix, Ariz.
..On Oct. 10, 1964, he was united in marriage to Gerry Ellen Grey in Hardin.
..Bob owned and operated his own lawn service company in the Kansas City area for many years. He had also worked for Allis-Chalmers, R.B. Industries and taught in the Grain Valley School district. During his entire career he also farmed on the side.
..He was a member of the Jewel Lodge #480 A.F. & A.M., Pleasant Hill and the Elks Lodge #1361 in Cottonwood.
..Robert had an unbelievable moral compass and always knew the right thing to do and say. He had a strong sense of conservation of nature and was kind hearted to animals and humans alike. His life goal once he had children was to make sure his children's life turned out better than his own. Dad was many things to many different people but most of all he was a remarkable father.
..Bob was preceded in death by his parents and one brother. James Hall Raffurty.
..He is survived by one son Michael (and Tammy) Raffurty of Sterling, Colo; one daughter, Connie Weddington of St. Louis; two grandchildren, Randa (and Ryan) Bailey of Harrisonville and Chelsea Raffurty of Sterling; three great-grandchildren; other relatives and many friends.
..Cremation has been accorded. No services are scheduled at this time.
..Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanley-dickeyfuneral home.com
..Arrangements were under the direction of the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home of Pleasant Hill.

Elvin C. Prince
..Elvin C. Prince, 81 of Warrensburg, was born on May 28, 1932, and passed away on Sept. 25, 2013, at the Kansas City Hospice house.
..He was the son son of John Westley Prince and Molly Mae (Beckly) Prince.
..Elvin graduated from College High School in Warrensburg, then enlisted in the United States Navy and served during the Korean War. He was united in marriage to Doris Marie Smith on April 23, 1953 in Warrensburg.
..He was an auto body repairman by trade and a gentleman farmer. He was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Elvin loved fishing and camping with his wife.
..Survivors include his wife, Doris, of the home; three children: Debbie Inman and husband, Stan of Hughesville; Sherry Langewisch and husband, Jerry of Concordia; Porter Prince and wife, Annette of Pleasant Hill; seven grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister, Iris Browning, and six brothers, Roger, Richard, Wilburn, Estil, Harold and Vernon Dwayne.
..Visitation was held on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, followed by funeral services at Williams Funeral Chapel in Warrensburg, officiated by the Rev. Todd Griffith of Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Interment followed in Warrensburg Memorial Gardens Cemetery, with Military Graveside Honors by Warrensburg Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post #2513 and American Legion, Post #131.
..Memorial contributions are suggested to Mt. Zion Baptist Church.
..Online condolences may be left at www.williamsfuneralchapel.net

Rita Ann North
..Rita Ann North, 58, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life September 17, 2013, at the Lee's Summit Medical Center, surrounded by loved ones.
..She was born November 5, 1954, in Kansas City, the daughter of James A. and Vera Varnell (Collier) North. 
She was a 1973 Winnetonka High School graduate. She earned her BA and MA in vocal and instrumental music at CMSU.
..Rita had been employed as a vocal music teacher in both the Pleasant Hill and the Lee's Summit school districts. 
..Then she devoted seven years to Rita North Ministries, continuing all the while to serve as a full time music minister at the Christ Triumphant Church in Lee's Summit.  She returned to Pleasant Hill Schools until her retirement.
..She was an active and instrumental member of the Missouri Choir Directors Association, the Missouri Music Educators and the Retired Vocal Music Teachers. She remained enthusiastically involved with the Pleasant Hill choirs and theatre departments.  
..Rita taught private voice lessons and served as an Adjunct Faculty Member for UCM.  Her hobbies included baking wonderful pies, sewing, building birdhouses, traveling and gardening.  She was a YouTube sensation, producing dozens of videos for people to enjoy.
..Rita received the Lord Jesus into her heart at an early age, and was unshakably grounded in faith and hope.  Single-minded, steadfast and joyful in His service, Rita passionately brought the love of God to the lives of thousands through her ministry, career and example.
..Rita was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by one brother Toni (and Karen) North of Claycomo; one half-brother James Wesley (and Linda) North of Coal Hill, Ark.; two nieces Kay Miller of  Claycomo, and Sharon North of Coal Hill; her faithful dog "Gabby," other relatives; and many friends. 
..Funeral services were September 23, 2013, at the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church. John Dollins officiated. Interment in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. 
..Casket bearers were Ben Dollins, Sam Dollins, Dan Hopkins, Nate Hopkins, Tom Jones, Matt Levy, Steve Sage and Dwight Widaman
..Memorial contributions are suggested to the Rita North Music Scholarship. The Scholarship account has been established at the Pleasant Hill Bank. Contributions may also be sent in care of the funeral home for Youth with a Mission.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com.
..Arrangements by  Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.


Ruby Louise Spear
..Ruby Louise Spear, 66, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life September 17, 2013, at her daughter's home in Pleasant Hill, surrounded with love and family.
..She was born, March 1, 1947, in Waverly, the daughter of Herbert and Lillie (Drosselmeyer) Meyer. 
..She was raised on a farm near Blackburn, Missouri. 
..In 1964, she graduated from the Santa Fe High School in Grand Pass, Mo.  She moved to Pleasant Hill in 1973.
..Ruby was employed for First Federal Savings and Loan for over 40 years, including the Pleasant Hill branch, before it closed.
..Her hobbies included fishing and any type of "Do It Yourself" projects.  Most importantly were her children and grandchildren.
..Ruby was preceded in death by her parents and one sister Donna Jean Russell.
..She is survived by one daughter Donell (and Jim) Ralston of Pleasant Hill; one son Chris (and Jennifer) Spear of Pleasant Hill; one sister Nancy (and Joe) Meyer of Independence; 10 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; other relatives and many friends.
..Cremation has been accorded. 
..A memorial visitation was be held September 21, 2013. Inurnment will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery at a later date.
..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 at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com.
..Arrangements wee under the direction of the   Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Delores M.
(Bauman) White
..Delores M. (Bauman) White, 79, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life on September 19, 2013 at Research Medical Center in Kansas City.
..She was born December 3, 1933 in Yankton, South Dakota, the daughter of Henry and Frances (Ketter) Bauman.
..Delores spent her younger years and attended school in the Yankton, South Dakota area.
..On December 23, 1950, she was united in marriage with William A. White, Sr. in Lexington, Mo. and to this union three children were born.
..Mr. White passed away on March 17, 1981.
Over the 50 years that Delores was a resident of Pleasant Hill, she owned and operated two businesses, Delores' Restaurant and then Dee's Beauty Shop, both in Pleasant Hill.
Delores was a member of Pleasant Hill First Baptist Church and had been an active member of the Bertha Rebekah Lodge #31 of Pleasant Hill.
..She was preceded in death by her husband, William A. White, Sr. and her parents, Henry and Frances Bauman.
..Delores is survived by two sons, William A. White, Jr. and wife Zoe of Kingsville; Michael White and Saundra White, both of Pleasant Hill; one daughter, JoAnne McDaniel and husband David of Pleasant Hill; one brother, Joseph Bauman of Albert Lee, Minn.; two sisters Eunice Myres and Phyllis Weixeldorfer, both of Blue Springs; six grandchildren, Jason White, Amara Bruno, Amy White, David McDaniel, Dalton McDaniel, Christopher McDaniel and wife Tiana; four great-grandchildren, Samara Bruno, Reagan White, Gabriel White and Addyson Trammell; numerous nieces, nephews other relatives and many friends.
..Graveside service and interment for Delores M. White will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
..The family will receive friends from 6 - 8 p.m. Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill.

Joan Linnea Oswalt
..Joan Linnea Oswalt, 81, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life September 21, 2013, at Golden Years Health Services, Harrisonville.
..She was born June 18, 1932, in Omaha, Nebr., the daughter of Polydore Joseph and Linnea Isabelle (Paulson) Fortin.
..On December 11, 1955, she was united in marriage to Robert Eugene Oswalt in Brighton, Colorado.
..He preceded her in death on July 3, 2011.
..While living in Colorado she was a Special Education Para-Professional for the Jefferson County School System.
..After moving to Missouri, she was employed as a cook at the First Baptist Church daycare, waitressed at the B and M Cafe and worked for Chartwells as a cafeteria worker.
..Joan was also preceded in death by two daughters, Robin George and Christy Trautman; one son Gary Johnson and one great-grandson, Mario.
..She is survived by one daughter, Debbie (and Richard) Russell of Pleasant Hill; one son, Richard Johnson of Pleasant Hill; a brother, Kenneth (and Carol) Fortin of Loveland, Colo.; 10 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; other relatives; and many friends.
..Cremation has been accorded.
..Visitation will be held 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, September 28, 2013, at the funeral home.
..Graveside services and inurnment will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 28, 2013, in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
Rev. D. Kent Deubner will officiate.
..Memorial contributions are suggested to the Joan Oswalt Memorial Fund, which has been set up at the Pleasant Hill Bank or may be sent in care of the funeral home.
..Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com.
..Arrangements are under the direction of the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Jean Boswell Jones
..Jean Boswell Jones, 93, passed away August 24, 2013. Jean was born June 27, 1920 in Baxter Springs, Kansas, to Doctor James Henry Boswell and Maud Cramer Boswell. She earned an AB BA degree in Journalism from the University of Kansas where she was a member of Chi Omega sorority.
..She met and married Dr. Edward S. Jones, August 31, 1941. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Barbara Collins and son, Stephen E. Jones.
..She is survived by her children, Pamela Spinelli, Divide, Colo., and Bradley B. Jones, Vashon, Wash., six grandchildren, two step grandchildren and five greatgrandchildren; her beloved nieces, Patricia Byall and Barbara Kenton, and nephew Bruce Collins.
..She led the life of a mother, a doctor's wife, school and scout leader, volunteer and helped found the Cass County Historical Society in Harrisonville. After living in Harrisonville 35 years, she and Edward moved to Overland Park, Kans. in 1978, where she continued volunteering with St. Luke's Hospital, Genealogy Society, the Antique Clique, PEO Sisterhood Chapter CG, DAR Elizabeth Benton Chapter and KU Alumni Association.
..In the Missouri Republican Party, she was elected State Vice Chairman and President of the Fourth District Republican Party and a delegate to the National Convention in 1962.
..Memorial services were September 14, 2013, at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Kansas City. Arrangements by D.W. Newcomer's Sons, Overland Park.
..In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to St. Luke's Home Care and Hospice, 12000 Wornall Road, Kansas City, Mo. 64111, St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 100 E. Red Bridge Road, Kansas City, International Rett Syndrome Foundation (IRSF), P.O. Box 706143, Cincinnati, Ohio 45270, and Ann's Hope Foundation for Melanoma Research, P.O. Box 376, Harland, Wisc. 53029.


Charley William
Ragan
.Charley William Ragan, age 89, of Wheatland, Mo. passed away September 12, 2013 at Christian Health Care Center, Hermitage.
..He was born December 2, 1923 at Metz, Mo, the son of Louie and Blanche (Shafer) Ragan. He had worked as a concrete finisher and was a farmer. He was a member of the Galmey Community Bible Church.
..Survivors include his wife of 69-1/2 years, Marcine Ragan of the home; two daughters, Kathy (D.L.) De-Shazer of Wheatland and Diana (Jim) Fisher of Kearney; a son, Shelby (Kathy) Ragan of Olathe; a sister, Lucille Carter of Peculiar; seven grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren.
..Funeral services were held September 16, 2013 at Hathaway-Peterman Chapel with Minister Dudley Morton and Pastor Rick Walters officiating. Burial was at the Balltown Cemetery in Horton under the direction of Hathaway-Peterman Funeral Home, Wheatland.

Robert Gordon “Bob” McCoy
.. Robert Gordon “Bob” McCoy, 80, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life on August 27, 2013 at the home of his son, John McCoy, surrounded by his loving family. He was born December 19, 1932 in Wichita, Kansas, the son of Everet Gordon and Alice Marie McCoy-Hawes, both preceded him in death. Bob spent his younger years in the Kansas City area and attended Center High School. On September 5, 1950, Bob was united in marriage with Norma Lorranie Spencer in Kansas City. They lived in Kansas City until 1955 when they moved to Pleasant Hill. Bob was a member of Local #15 of Brick Layers and Allied Crafts, and had been an iron worker. He was a former auxiliary police officer of Pleasant Hill and a former Scoutmaster of Pleasant Hill Troop #300 of the Boy Scouts of America. In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his wife, Norma L. McCoy on July 10, 2012; one son, Bradley Everet McCoy on February 5, 1970; one daughter, Sally Francy on October 11, 2003; and one brother, Roy Lee McCoy. Bob is survived by three sons, Robert Gordon McCoy of Pleasant Hill; Billy McCoy and wife Debbie of Garden City, and John McCoy and wife Trish of Pleasant Hill; four daughters, Sandy (McCoy) Rinke, Susie Truninger and husband Bill, Sherry (McCoy) Hayes and Shelia Albin and Larry Snyder, all of Pleasant Hill; one half-brother, Richard McCoy of Michigan, one half-sister, Darta McCoy of Illinois, 33 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren and six great great-grandchildren, other relatives and many friends. A graveside service and interment was held September 4, 2013 at the Strasburg Cemetery. Pastor Todd MacLean officiated. Casket bearers were Travis Tosh, Bryan Lynn, Logan Truninger, Grant McCoy, Robert McCoy, Aaron Turner, Chase Snyder and Bradley McCoy. Honorary bearers were Shawn Robert Lynn and Robert Connell, III. Contributions, “In Memory of Bob McCoy” may be made to the Big Creek Baptist Church Building Fund, c/o Big Creek Baptist Church, 200 S. Jeffreys Street, Pleasant Hill, Missouri 64080 or may be left at the funeral home. Arrangements by Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.


Elmer Eugene Schlagle
. Elmer Eugene “Gene” Schlagle, 61, passed away on September 5, 2013 at his home, after a lengthy battle with lung cancer. Gene was born in August 31, 1952 in Kansas City, to Bert Lee and Barbara Bryson Schlagle. He attended schools in the Grain Valley area and graduated high school. Gene married Jackie Jackson from Garden City, in December, 1980 and to this union, two children were born, Burt Lee Schlagle in 1984 and Diana Michelle Schlagle in 1992. Gene was a talented carpenter. His occupation was primarily in construction. He helped his best friend build a couple of houses. Gene also worked for his brother, Jerry Schlagle in his foundation business before retiring on disability. Gene is survived by his children, Burt Schlagle, Diana Schlagle and his grandson, who was the delight of his life, Gauge Jackson Schlagle; his sister, Rose Beemer, sister- in- law, Donna Schlagle and many other uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and friends. He especially loved his best friend Rick Holt and treasured the memories they had together. Gene wished to be cremated. A memorial service will be held September 15, 2013 at the Pleasant Hill Lake at 1:30 p.m. to celebrate his life. Donations can be made to Kansas City Hospice for the wonderful care Gene received.

Rena Mae (Shewmaker) Hunt
.
Rena Mae (Shewmaker) Hunt, 75, departed this life on September 2, 2013 at Crown Care Center in Harrisonville, surrounded by her loving family. She was born February 1, 1938 at Lake Lotawana, the daughter of Clyde Ray and Eva Leona (Fuqua) Shewmaker. Rena spent her younger years in the Lee’s Summit/ Lake Lotawana area and attended Lee’s Summit High School. On May 22, 1954 she was united in marriage with Robert Marion Hunt in Pleasant Hill. They lived in Pleasant Hill until 1961 when they moved to Greenwood. Before her retirement, Rena was an insurance accountant for St. Mary’s Hospital. To Rena, the most important job she ever had was that of wife, mother, grandmother and eventually, great-grandmother; she loved her family. After their retirement in 1998, Rena and Bob moved to Lincoln, Missouri where they lived until they moved to Harrisonville in 2004. Robert Marion “Bob” Hunt passed away on October 11, 2011, and Rena continued to live in Harrisonville. Rena was a member of Lone Jack Baptist Church, and a member of the Harrisonville Garden Club. In addition to her husband, Bob, Rena was preceded in death by her parents, Clyde Ray and Eva Leona Shewmaker, and five brothers, James, Danny, John, Warren and Harold Shewmaker. She is survived by four sons, Robert Marion Hunt, II and wife Robin of Pleasant Hill; Ricky M. Hunt and Janet L. Hunt of Strasburg; Randy Michael Hunt and wife Brenda of Peculiar and Russell Murray Hunt and Paula Mathes of Harrisonville; one brother, David Shewmaker and wife Vicki of Blue Springs; two sisters, Norma Hackley of Harrisonville and Virginia Wilson and husband Bob of Houston, Texas; 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, other relatives and many friends. Funeral services for Rena M. (Shewmaker) Hunt were held September 6, 2013 at the Wallace Funeral Home. Elder Butch Shewmaker officiated. Casket bearers were Robert M. Hunt, III., Kyle Russell Hunt, Ricky M. Hunt, II., Travis Joseph Hunt, Ryan James Hunt and Alex Jacob Hunt. Burial in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Donna Lee David
. Donna Lee David, 71, of Belton, went home to be with Jesus on September 5, 2013 at her home surrounded by family and friends. She was born March 23, 1942 in Thornfield, Mo., the daughter of Eldon and Laura Adella (Treat) Lawson. Donna was employed in the office of Yellow Freight, Overland Park, until her retirement. She was a devout Christian who loved Jesus and was known as a “Prayer Warrior” for her family and friends. She was a member of the Heartland Baptist Fellowship, Harrisonville, where she was involved with the Brazil Prayer Team. She loved to travel, especially for mission trips, gardening and growing flowers. She was preceded in death by her father, Eldon Lawson. Donna is survived by her son, Dale David and wife Debbie, Raytown; a daughter, Justine Woodall and husband Jerry, Pleasant Hill; four grandchildren, Logan, Luke, Megan and Hannah; her mother, Laura Lawson, Pleasant Hill; a brother, Bob Lawson, Kingsville,; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were September 9, 2013 at the Heartland Baptist Fellowship Church, Harrisonville. Cremation after the service. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Heartland Baptist Mission Fund. To view the video tribute or send the family online condolences, visit www.dickeyfh.com. Arrangements by the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville.

Dale T. “Cowman” Wilmoth
. Dale T. Wilmoth was born August 7, 1926 in Pleasant Hill, Missouri and departed this life on September 2, 2013 at St. Luke’s East Medical Center in Lee’s Summit, at the age of 87 years. He was the son of Lafe Franklin “Bill” Wilmoth and Margaret Amanda (Standifer) Wilmoth-Scott. Dale was a life-long resident of Pleasant Hill and attended school at ‘The Little Brick School House’ in rural Pleasant Hill. On December 29, 1945, Dale was united in marriage with Inell J. Foster in Olathe, KS and to this union two sons, Jerry Dale and Ben were born. Inell J. (Foster) Wilmoth preceded Dale in death on February 28, 2000. Dale was a dairy and cattle farmer in rural Pleasant Hill. He also did livestock hauling which earned him the nickname “Cowman”. In addition to his wife, Inell, Dale was also preceded in death by both parents, Lafe Franklin “Bill” Wilmoth and Margaret Amanda Wilmoth-Scott; two sisters, Dixie Ann Wilmoth and Billie Jane Wilmoth and one son; Jerry Dale Wilmoth on April 22, 2011. Dale is survived by one son, Ben Wilmoth and wife Karen of Pleasant Hill; one daughter-in-law, Diana (Reed) Wilmoth of Pleasant Hill; his step-father, Bill Scott of Harrisonville; one sister, Susan Scott of Kent, Washington; seven grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, other relatives and many friends. Following the visitation there was a procession from the funeral home to the Pleasant Hill Cemetery for a Graveside service and interment. Rev. Todd MacLean officiated. Casket bearers were Ben J. Wilmoth, Jack Wilmoth, Jacob Wilmoth, Jeffrey Wilmoth, Bill Eagan, Houston Eagan, Morgan Miller and Darren Stewart. Arrangements by www.dickeyfh.com, Pleasant Hill.

Clifford Wade “Cliff” Smith
. Clifford Wade “Cliff” Smith, 59, departed this life, surrounded by his loving family, on August 30, 2013, at Olathe Medical Center. He was born May 18, 1954 in Kansas City, the son of Bill and Doris Ann (Ethridge) Smith. Clifford was a 1972 graduate of Lee’s Summit High School. On November 8, 1979, he was united in marriage with, the love of his life, Joan Catherine “Jody” Boeck at the Cass County Courthouse in Harrisonville. This union lasted for 34 years. For several years, Clifford and Jody made their home in the living-quarters of the John Klaus Greenhouse, where Clifford worked for 23 years. For a time Clifford worked for Built-Rite Construction which was owned by Clifford’s son, Jamie Brown. Jamie patiently and lovingly taught Clifford to read a tape measure to the tiniest degree and how to convert inches to decimals. This knowledge served Clifford well, when in 2001, he went to work for Dwyer Instruments. The Smith family moved to Pleasant Hill in 1984. In October of 2006, Clifford was baptized and became a member of the Strasburg Baptist Church. Clifford was the most loving husband, dad, papa and son; and a genuinely kind and honest man. He loved playing the guitar with friends, playing games with his family and reading his Bible. Clifford was preceded in death by his father, Bill Smith. He is survived by his wife, Jody Smith of the home; his mother, Doris Ann McClaskey of Pleasant Hill; one son, James Brown and wife Nancy of Harrisonville; one daughter, Georgia Jenkins and husband Dean of Olathe; two granddaughters, Jessica Jenkins and David Chmiel of Olathe, and Stassi Marie Pugh and husband Kelly of Warrensburg; one brother-in-law, John Boeck and wife Sue of Lee’s Summit; one sister-in-law, Deborah Harrison and friend, Linda Collier both of Pleasant Hill; one nephew, John Wesley Boeck and wife Lisa of Lee’s Summit; two great nephews, Gavin and Jackson Boeck; one great-niece, Lilly Boeck, plus numerous extended family members and many friends. A Memorial Service for Clifford Wade Smith will be held at 8:00 p.m. Thursday, September 12, 2013 at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill with Rev. Preston Sanders, who Clifford dearly loved, officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until service time at 8:00 p.m., Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Epilepsy Foundation of Missouri and Kansas, 6400 Prospect Avenue, Suite 300 B, Kansas City, Missouri 64130.

Cecil L. Golden
..Cecil L. Golden, 78, formerly of Lee's Summit, Missouri, was born, Sunda December 30, 1934, in Springfield, Missouri, the son of Leonard Ervin and Opal Ethel (Manning) Golden.
..He departed this life on August 26, 2013, at his son's home in Branson, surrounded with love and family. Cecil was a United States Army Veteran; proudly serving in the Infantry and Airborne divisions.
..On October 4, 1966, he was united in marriage to Francies Darline Plumlee in Lee's Summit. She preceded him in death on May 27, 2008.
..Cecil had been employed as a welder for the Simon & Johnson Company in Kansas City retiring in 1986.
..He enjoyed fishing and building racecars in his spare time.
..He was preceded in death by one grandchild Daniel Fields.
..Cecil is survived by two sons Doug (and Kathy) Golden of Warsaw and Troy Golden (and Suzy Porter) of Branson; two daughters Diane Greer of Sedalia and Teri (and Doug) Hargrave of Greenwood; one brother, Ronnie (and Sue) Golden of North Kansas City; three sisters, Debbie Blitzer of Leawood, KS, Donna (and John) Carter of Warsaw and Wanda
Hibbs of Concordia; eleven grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
..Funeral services were held August 30, 2013, at the Stanley-
Dickey Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill. Reverend Roger Pickard of the Bible Church, Lee's Summit officiated. Graveside military services and interment will be in Floral Hills-East Cemetery, Lee's Summit.
..Casket bearers were Dusty Frieben, Doug Golden, Griff Golden, Troy Golden, Doug Hargrave, and Zander Hargrave. Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice Compassus of Branson 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.

Robert Gordon "Bob" McCoy
..Robert Gordon "Bob" McCoy, 80, of Pleasant Hill, MO passed away Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at the home of his son, John McCoy, surrounded by his loving family.
..A Graveside Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at the Strasburg Cemetery with Pastor Todd MacLean officiating.
..The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 3 at the Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.
..Contributions in Bob's memory may be made to the Big Creek Baptist Church Building Fund.
..A picture and complete obituary will appear next week's edition of the Pleasant Hill Times.

Nancy N. Riggs
..Nancy N. Riggs, 86, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life on August 21, 2013 at her home. She was born April 24, 1927 in Cass County, the daughter of Edgar and Katherine Fleming (Bush) Riggs.
..Nancy spent her younger years in the Pleasant Hill area. Barely into her teens, Nancy became gravely ill and the doctors told her family she probably would not live, and if she did, she would be incapacitated and her life would be very short. But the doctors did not know Nancy's spunk and determination – She not only recovered, but went on to graduate from Pleasant Hill High School.
..Nancy was a 1944 graduate of Missouri State Teachers College in Warrensburg, and later obtained her Master's of Education from Montana State University.
..From 1944 until 1956, Nancy taught in several rural and one-room school houses in both Cass and Jackson Counties; among these were Plum Grove, Judy School, Wingate and Lone Jack.
..In 1956 she began teaching for the Raytown Public School System where she remained for 25 years, retiring on July 1, 1981.
..After her retirement, Nancy moved back to Pleasant Hill to make her home. For a few years she traveled and as she put it "sat idle," but she missed teaching and she missed "her students," so she began the next chapter of her life, substitute teaching in Pleasant Hill and tutoring students in the evening. Nancy continued to do this for several years until her health began to fail, and her doctor made her stop. However, in one way or another, she continued to mentor young people throughout her remaining years.
..Nancy was a member of the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church and belonged to the United Methodist Women. She was also a member of Chapter DS, P.E.O. Sisterhood of Pleasant Hill and a staunch supporter of Cottey College, Nevada, and a member of the Mary Sibley Chapter of the DAR.
..Nancy was preceded in death by her parents, Edgar and Katherine Riggs; two sisters, Leah Jane Riggs who passed away as a young child in 1920 and Caralee (Riggs) Dodson on May 2, 2004.
..She is survived by three nephews, David Dodson and wife Trudy of North Pole, Alaska; Dennis Dodson and wife Vilna of Springfield, Virginia, and Dean Dodson and wife Judith of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; numerous nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.
..Funeral services for Nancy N. Riggs are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasan Hill.
..Casket bearers will be Mike Stockman, Bill Stockman, Greg Anderson, Jason
Hull, Jeff Hull, Justin McConville and Bill MConville.
..Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. The family suggests contributions to Cottey College, 1000 West Austin, Nevada, Missouri 64772 or Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, 1300 Lexington Road, Pleasant Hill, Missouri 64080 or may be left at the funeral home. Arrangements by Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Jesse W. Hayes
...Jesse W. Hayes 96, of Pleasant Hill, passed away August 22, 2013 at the Kansas City Hospice House in Kansas City. He was born November 7, 1916, in a farmhouse near Pleasant Hill, the third of eight siblings and the eldest son of
Jesse C. and Lola (Small) Hayes.
...He was preceded in death eight months earlier by his wife and soul mate of 71 years, Jacqueline (Bundy) Hayes.
...Jesse grew up on a farm southwest of Pleasant Hill and attended Lone Star and Hickory Grove country schools and Pleasant Hill High School.
...He left high school during the Great Depression to work on road construction in Missouri and Texas, and then joined the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the mid 1930s where he drove a truck and planted pine seedlings near Austin, Texas. He sent money home to his family from all of these jobs.
...Jesse enlisted in the U.S. Army in February, 1941. He took basic training at Fort Francis E. Warren in Cheyenne, Wyoming, and was later stationed at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.
...On June 14, 1941, he married Lucille Jacqueline Bundy, in Harrisonville.
...After the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, Jesse took desert warfare training near Needles, Calif. and jungle warfare training in Hawaii.
...He served with the 6th Division / 20th Infantry in the South Pacific during World War II, where he made several amphibious landings on and around the Japanese-held island of New Guinea.
...He received two Purple Hearts for wounds he received during this campaign and was subsequently discharged as a Staff Sergeant at O'Reilly General Army Hospital in Springfield, Missouri, in December 1944, after five months of rehabilitation.
...Upon returning home from the War, Jesse was employed by Bel-Saw Manufacturing in Pleasant Hill until he was hired by the U.S. Postal Service in 1947. He retired from the Post Office in 1972 after serving as a rural mail carrier on every rural route out of Pleasant Hill at the time.
...He was also a successful farmer, with several hundred acres of corn, soybeans, wheat, oats, barley and hay under cultivation at any one time. He sold the last of his farmland in the early 1980s, and he and Jackie began over 30 years of active retirement.
...Gardening (especially proud of his zinnias), crappie fishing on lakes in Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas, and traveling with Jackie throughout the United States were his favorite pastimes.
...Jesse had lived in Pleasant Hill all his life until he and Jackie moved to an assisted living facility in Belton in 2010. With declining health, Jesse moved to the Pleasant Hill Health and Rehabilitation Center in July, 2013.
...Jesse was a lifetime member of VFW Post 3118 and twice served as post commander. He was an Assistant Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 300 in the late 1950s and was an honorary member of the Tribe of Mic-O-Say.
...Jesse was a long time member of the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, where he served on several church boards, including chairmanship of the building committee in the 1960s before and during the construction of the new church on Lexington Road.
...He was a member of the Lions Club and the Pleasant Hill Coffee Club, and he served on the board of Central Co-op in the 1960s.
...One of his proudest achievements was his 12 years of service on the Pleasant Hill Board of Education, from 1958 to 1970, where he served as treasurer.
...In addition to his wife and parents, Jesse was predeceased by a brother, Jay Hayes; and two sisters, Audrey Hayes and Evalyn Hale.
...Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, J. Michael and Judy Hayes of Cincinnati, Ohio; granddaughter, Melinda Hayes of Toledo, Ohio; brothers, A.J. Hayes (Marilyn) of Columbia; Jerry Hayes (Josie), Jerrall Hayes (Nancy) and sister Ruth Kingsolver, all of Pleasant Hill; 16 nieces and nephews and their spouses, and many great nieces and great nephews and their spouses and children.
...Funeral services were held August 25, at the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church. Rev. Carl Knapp, minister of the church, officiated. Interment in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
...Memorials may be made to Kansas City Hospice, or the charity of one's choice, 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.

Cecil Marie
(Gibson) Lamar
...Cecil Marie (Gibson) Lamar, 97, departed this life on December 30, 2012, at Benchmark Health Care Center in Lee's Summit. Cremation was accorded.
...She was born November 14, 1915 in White City, Kansas, the daughter of Thomas Arthur and Laura Ellen (Martin) Gibson.
...When Cecil was three years old, she lost her mother and infant brother. The remaining Gibson family moved to Greenwood to live with her paternal grandparents, and Cecil attended the Hazel Grove School in Lee's Summit.
...In 1954, Cecil moved her own family to Pleasant Hill and continued to live here until 10 years ago when declining health necessitated her moving to a care facility.
...As a single parent, Cecil worked hard and held several jobs in order to support her children.
...She had worked at both the Pleasant Hill and Holden Sewing Factories and had been a waitress at Lamberts's Town Tavern and the B & M Café, both in Pleasant Hill. Cecil was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Laura Gibson; one son, Darrell Alfred Lamar; one brother, William Arthur Gibson and one sister, Lee Ellen Cusick.
...She is survived by three sons, Don Eugene Hatfield of Fla., William Jess Lamar of Beverly Hills, Fla. and Kenneth Wayne Lamar of Fall River, Mass.; a daughter, Vera Dunnington of Lee's Summit; 12 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; 13 great-great grandchildren; other relatives and many friends.
...A memorial service for Cecil Lamar will be held at 11:00 a.m. August 31, 2013 at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill.
...Inurnment will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery Columbarium immediately following the service.
...The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until service time, August 31, at the funeral home.

Marian E. Todd
..Marian Earline Todd, 80, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life on August 12, 2013 at her home. She was born July 9, 1933, the daughter of Clarence and Margueritte (Leusley) Baldwin.
..On July 4, 1952, Marian was united in marriage to Carl David Todd in Bentonville, Ark.
..Marian was employed as a supervisor for 20 years at Hallmark Cards, Kansas City, until her retirement in 1992. She was a member of East Gate Christian Church, Independence. She had lived in Independence before moving to Pleasant Hill in 1992.
..Besides her parents, Marian was preceded in death by a grandson, Matthew Carty; a half brother, Labon Baldwin and a half-sister, Debbie Richardson.
..Marian is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Carl Todd of the home; a son, David Todd and wife, Joyce, Independence; a daughter, Katherine Soza, Topeka, Kans.; six grandchildren; a half-brother, Leroy Shoemaker, Kansas City; three great grand children; other relatives and a host of friends.
..Family suggests contributions may be made to Alexander Speidel's Transplant Fund, care of US Bank, 15610 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Shawnee, Kan. 66217 or to John Knox Village Hospice.
..Cremation. No services scheduled. Arrangements by Cass County Cremation Service at www.casscountycremationservice.com

Joseph Donald Nichols
...Joseph Donald Nichols, 56, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life August 15, 2013, at the Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis.
...He was born, March 1, 1957, in Chillicothe, the son of Lowell and Patricia (DeLorme) Nichols. He was a 1975 Chillicothe High School graduate.
...Joe owned and operated the J.D. Nichols HVAC Company in the Lee's Summit/Kansas City Area.
...He was preceded in death by his parents. Joe is survived by one son, Bryce (and Lexie) Nichols of Pleasant Hill; one daughter, Brooklin (and Zack) Zimmerman of Omaha, Nebr.; one brother, Ronnie Nichols of Greenwood; four sisters, Debbie Rawlins, Penny Nichols, Kim (and Kirk) Nielsen and Rachel Nichols, all of Lee's Summit, and Marianne (and Brandon) Myers of Perth, Australia; five grandchildren; other relatives and many friends.
...Cremation has been accorded. A memorial mass will be held at 12:00 p.m., Saturday, August 24, 2013, at St. Mark's Catholic Church, 3736 S. Lee's Summit, Road, Independence, where the family will receive friends from 10:00 until service time. Father James Taranto will officiate.
...Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanley-dickeyfuneral home.com
...Arrangements by Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Bruce Michael Spartz
...Bruce Michael Spartz, 54, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life, August 16, 2013, at his home.
...He was born, November 24, 1958, in Independence, the son of Gregory Louis and Wilma Ann (Thyer) Spartz. Bruce grew up in Blue Springs, and was a 1977 Blue Springs High School graduate.
...On August 10, 1990, he was united in marriage to Christy Louise Rapp in Harrison, Ark.
...Bruce was a general contractor. He owned and operated Spartz Construction. He was a skilled craftsman who specialized in construction and remodeling and was well known for his ability to fix "anything and everything."
...His passion was assisting the Pleasant Hill Hillside Singers show choir. He helped design and manufacture many sets for the choir long after his own children graduated.
...He is survived by his parents, Gregory and Wilma of Blue Springs; his wife, Christy of Pleasant Hill; three children, Angela Darby of Pleasant Hill; James (and Julie) Kinney of Pleasant Hill, and Casey (and fiancé Lauren Acord) of Springfield; two grandchildren, Bailey Hein and Emma Kinney; two brothers, Mark (and Debbie) Spartz of Blue Springs, and Kevin (and Tammy) Spartz of Grain Valley; one sister, Sharon (and Riley) Comstock of Independence; other relatives and many friends.
...Visitation was held August 20, 2013, at the funeral home. Cremation had been accorded following visitation.
...Memorial contributions are suggested to the Pleasant Hill Hillside Singers and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
...Arrangements were under the directionof the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

David O.
Richardson
..David O. Richardson, 77, of Lee's Summit passed away peacefully August 5, 2013, at St Luke's Hospital surrounded by his family.
..He was born on June 5, 1936 in Mount Carmel, Illinois, the son of Eleanor and Clyde Morse.
..Most of his childhood and adult years were spent in Pleasant Hill.
..He served in the army and met his wife, Lisa, while enlisted.
..They returned to Pleasant Hill to raise their family.
..David is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Steven Morse.
..He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Lisa N. Richardson; children Brian and Vanessa Richardson, Kevin and Kim Richardson and Kristina and Steve Imber; brothers, Brad Morse, Donald Morse and Michael Morse. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Lauren Richardson, Kyle Richardson, Brandi Richardson, David Richardson, Jamie Richardson, Jordan Imber, Jessica Imber, Kaylan Richardson and Koral Richardson and other family and friends.
..A private inurnment by Heartland Cremation will be held at the Veteran's Cemetery in Higginsville at a later date.

Peter Andrew
Brisbin
...Pete Brisbin, 54, of Pleasant Hill, went to be with his Lord on August 4, 2013.
...Pete was born on October 8, 1958 in Kansas City, the son of James and Delores Brisbin.
...He owned Blue Valley Interiors for 25 years.
...Pete was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Diana Brisbin; a nephew, Jeffery Simpson; and a niece, Teresa Brisbin.
...He is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Sherry Brisbin; brothers, Jim Brisbin and wife Vickie of Cherokee, Kans., John Brisbin and wife Lisa of Bates City; Daniel Brisbin of Sugar Creek; sisters, Kathy Sims and Ron Wilds of Grain Valley; Judy Wilkerson and husband Larry of Lee's Summit; Debbie Brisbin of Sugar Creek; Jeanne Boston and husband Robert of Independence; and Carol Simpson and husband Jeff of Blue Springs; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
...Services were held at Speaks Suburban Chapel in Independence, on August 9, 2013.
...Burial was at Swan Lake Memorial Gardens.
...Arrangements by Speaks Suburban Chapel.Online condolences may be expressed at www.speakschapel.com

John Russell
Truninger
..John Russell Truninger, 74, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life on August 1, 2013 at the Lee's Summit Medical Center.
..He was born on October 27, 1938 in Holden, the son of Carl and Lena Marie (Eissler) Truninger.
..John spent the early years of his life, and attended school in Holden.
..At a young age, he was saved and baptized at the Holden Baptist Church of which he was a member. In recent years, he had attended the Big Creek Baptist Church in Pleasant Hill.
..From 1962 to 1964, John served his country in the United States Army. After completing his military service, John moved to Pleasant Hill.
..On November 13, 1964, he was united in marriage with Kay Bailey in Harrisonville, and they made their home in ..John's life was built around his family. He truly valued his role as a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother; and that of a true and loyal friend to many. He will be greatly missed.
..Along with his brother Bill, John owned and operated Truninger Brothers Septic Tank Service and Truninger Brothers Sod Farm, both located in Pleasant Hill, but John's specialty was the sod farm.
..He was a hard worker who loved "getting his hands dirty," whether it be tending the sod fields or working on the equipment.
..Leading by example, he tried to instill in his children and grandchildren the principal of doing a job to the best of your ability, even if it meant sacrifices.
..He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Lena Truninger and one beloved sister, Barbara Henry.
..John is survived by his wife, Kay Truninger of the home; two sons, Charles C. Truninger of Harrisonville, and Steven W. Truninger of Pleasant Hill; three daughters, Denise Carter and husband Ray W. of Harrisonville; Debra Ann Truninger of
Harrisonville, and Karen Sue Truninger of McKinney, Texas; one brother, Bill Truninger and wife Susie of Pleasant Hill; two sisters, Katherine Corkran and husband Dale of Holden, and Donna Morris and husband Jim of Raytown; seven grandchildren, six great grandchildren, other relatives and many friends.
..Funeral services for John Russell Truninger were held August 6, 2013 at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill.
..Rev. Kent Deubner officiated.
..Casket bearers were Dusty Beattie, Kenneth Radmacher, Lewis Walton, Denton Benson, Jeff Henry, Rooster, Dennis Corkran and Roy Brinkoetter. Burial in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
..Arrangements were under the direction of the Wallace Funeral Home of Pleasant Hill.

Albert G. Couch
...Albert Gene "Al" Couch, 80, of Belton, departed this life August, 2, 2013, at the Belton Research Hospital, surrounded with love and family.
...He was born February 22, 1933, in Odessa, the son of George and Elsie Mae (Willard) Couch.
...On August 7, 1973, he was united in marriage to Jeannette West in Las Vegas, Nevada.
...Al was employed as a welder for the Bendix/Allied Signal/Honeywell Corporation, retiring in 1992.
...He was a member of the Elks Lodge #2705 Laurie, Missouri, and Elks Lodge #2088, Grandview.
...Al was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Frank Couch.
...He is survived by his wife of nearly 40 years, Jeannette; four sons, Harold (and Kelly) Couch of Pleasant Hill; Albert Boyd (and Mary Jane) of Belton; George (and Arla) Couch of Liberty and Jeff (and Jamie) Couch of Harrisonville; one daughter, Mary J. (and Albert) Couch of Belton; three brothers, Nathan Couch of Brownsville, Ind., Pete Couch of Oak Grove and Dan of Gravois Mills, (and Jane) Couch of Gravois Mills; three sisters, Polly Elliott, and Margie (and Jerry) Hook, both of Independence, and Georgia Mae Robinette of Oak Grove; seven grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; other relatives, and many friends.
...Funeral services were August 6, 2013, at the funeral home.
...Rev. Vernon Ray West officiated.
...Cremation has been accorded. Following Al's wishes, his ashes will be spread on his favorite fishing spot at a later date.
...Memorial contributions are suggested to the Crossroads
United Methodist Church and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
...Online condolences maybe sent to the family at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com.
...Arrangements were under the direction of the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home of Pleasant Hill.

Thelma F. Wyatt
...Thelma Fay Wyatt, 92, of Greenwood, departed this life July 26, 2013. She was born, February 8, 1921, in Osceola, Missouri, the daughter of Rollin S. and Maggie Leona (Garrison) Frasure.
...She was a 1940, Roscoe, Missouri, High School graduate. On November 21, 1939, she was united in marriage to Hubert Mitchell Wyatt in Osceola.
...While living in Bear Creek, Missouri, she was a member of the Bear Creek United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Coleman Baptist Church, Peculiar.
...Thelma was preceded in death by her brother, James Frasure; one sister, Mary Lou Wishard; and her uncle, O.D. Cornelison.
...She is survived by her husband Hubert of the home; one son, George David (and Joyce) Wyatt of Holden; two daughters, Sharon Theriot of Greenwood, and Linda Harper, of Lee's Summit; two grandchildren, Shannon Anderson of Lee's Summit, and Jessica (and Brian) Larson of Independence; three great grandchildren, Kyle Larson, Brian Larson, Jr. and Sydnee Larson; two sisters, Naida (and Gene) Fenwick, and Wanda (and Jimmie) Frost, both of Appleton City; other relatives and friends.
...Funeral services were August, 3, 2013, at the funeral home. Interment in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
...Memorial contributions are suggested to the Coleman Baptist 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 of Pleasant Hill.

Doris June Tanner
...Doris June Tanner, age 75 of Belton, Missouri, died Thursday, August 1, 2013 at her home in Belton.
...She was born February 18, 1938 to Robert Lester and Lydia Berniece Arnold Mc-Call in Butler, Missouri.
...One of five girls, Doris grew up in Butler and attended Butler High School.
...On March 19, 1955 she was united in marriage to Henry Lee Tanner and to this union five children were born.
...Doris moved to Kansas City, Missouri in 1956 and began working at Stuart Hall and in 1958 moved to Adrian, Missouri and started working at Bates County Memorial Hospital.
...From 1969 to 1979 she worked again at Stuart Hall and retired in 1999 from a truck stop in Kansas City, Missouri where she had many loyal customers that would always ask specifically for her.
...Doris loved playing bingo and going to the casinos. She enjoyed working in her yard and growing vegetables in her garden.
...Eating the fresh tomatoes was the best part of her garden.
...Her chihuahuas were great company to her.
...Doris is survived by one son, Robert "Bob" Tanner of Belton, Missouri; four daughters, Kathy Sehorn and husband Steve of Raymore, Missouri, Marilyn Rayoum and husband Bob of Ephrata, Washington, Theresa Wendel and husband Kevin of Belton, Missouri and Jana Wade and husband Jim of Pleasant Hill, Missouri; two sisters, Pat Allen of Butler, Missouri and Bobbi Gaston of Denton, Texas; 15 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and many nephews and nieces.
...She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Henry; two sisters, Sharon Horner and Linda Tanner; and one grandson, Gary Gentry.
...Funeral services were Monday, August 5, 2013 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler, Missouri with Pastor John Pritchard officiating.
...Burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, Missouri. Online condolences, www.schowengerdtchapel.com.

Phyllis Irene
(Henderson) Ewing
..Phyllis Irene (Henderson) Ewing, 62, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life on July 21, 2013 at her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born October 3, 1950 in Springfield, the daughter of David William and Mildred Irene (Bagley) Henderson.
..Phyllis spent her younger years in Raytown and was a 1968 graduate of Raytown South High School.
..On September 16, 1972 she was united in marriage with Thomas C. Ewing, and they made their home in Raytown until 1984 when they moved to Pleasant Hill.
..The most important thing in Phyllis' life was her family. She was a kind, loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt; and a true and loyal friend to many. She will be missed by all.
..Phyllis had been a hairdresser for 44 years and owned and operated her own beauty salon in Pleasant Hill. She had a great passion for horses and was a member of the Walkers and Talkers Horse Club.
..Phyllis was a woman of great faith and was a member of Big Creek Baptist Church in Pleasant Hill.
..She was preceded in death by both her parents, David and Mildred Henderson.
..Phyllis is survived by her husband, Thomas C. Ewing of the home; one son, David Thomas Ewing and wife Kathy, and one daughter, Sarah Ewing, all of Pleasant Hill; one brother, Phillip Henderson and wife Sue of Strasburg; three grandchildren, Dalton Francy, Kate Ewing and Sam Ewing; one nephew, Cody Henderson and wife Martha of Grain Valley, other relatives and many friends.
..Funeral services for Phyllis I. Ewing were held July 25 at the Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill, with Pastor Todd MacLean officiating. Casket bearers were Dennis Haralson, Chris Henderson, Michael Robb, Cody Henderson, Steve Gillis and Sam Vento. Burial in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
..Contributions in memory of Phyllis Ewing may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105-1942 or may be left at the funeral home.
..Arrangements by Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Donald P. Hueben
...Donald Paul Hueben, 89, of Overland Park, died July 21, 2013. He was born February 21, 1924, in Kansas City, Kans., to Alfred M. and Ida M. (McConnell) Hueben.
...Don graduated from Wyandotte High School in 1942 and enlisted in U.S. Army Air Corps where he served as Aviation Cadet until his discharge in 1945.
...He attended Kansas State University, where he was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity. On Sept. 4, 1948, he married Elizabeth F. "Betty Frank" Carey. They were married nearly 56 years until her death in 2004.
...After his time at K-State, Don worked for Swift and Co. and then worked for Western Adjustment in the early 1950s. He became vice president of Kansas City Mortgage Company and had worked in sales in his later years. He was a member of the Vanguard Club.
...He was a long-time volunteer with the Kansas City Kansas Firemen's Canteen and had been a governor for the American Royal. He served as president of the Kansas City chapter of the Phi Delta Theta Alumni Association.
...He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Alfred J. Hueben; his wife, Betty and his sons, Donald F. and John Christopher Hueben.
...He is survived by his children: Rex C. of Berkeley, Calif.; Nancy A. of Haverstraw, N.Y.; Jan L. of Overland Park; Brian C. and Elizabeth A., both of Kansas City. Survivors also include a cousin, Arlene Gebaur, and a niece, Missy Hueben Murray.
...A memorial service was held July 26, at Church of the Holy Cross, Overland Park, of which he was a founding member. A private inurnment will be held in Calvary Cemetery at a later date.
...Memorials may be made to Kansas City Hospice, 10100 W. 87th St., Suite 100, Overland Park, Kans. 66212 or Gilda's Club, 21 W. 43rd St. KCMO 64111, in tribute to his beloved Betty Frank.
...Arrangements by Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

James A. Holzbaur
...James Arliss Holzbaur, 82, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life July 25, 2013, at his home, surrounded with love and family.
...He was born June 10, 1931, in Kansas City. Jim was a United State Air Force Korean War veteran.
...On August 7, 1954, he was united in marriage to Patsy JoAnn Canard in Independence.
...He was a union meat cutter having worked for Safeway and later Hy-Vee. He was a member of the Amalgamated Meat Cutters Union and the Veteran of Foreign Wars Post #3118, Pleasant Hill.
...Jim was preceded in death by his mother, Opal Esther Holzbaur.
...He is survived by his wife JoAnn of the home; one daughter, Debbbie Jones and her husband Jim of Pleasant Hill; one son, James Holzbaur, Jr. and his wife Mary of Oak Grove; five grandchildren, Blaine Bunch, Jr. of Pleasant Hill, Hollie Youngblood and her husband Richard of Pleasant Hill; Danielle Jones of East Lynne, Megan Jones of Pleasant Hill, and Jamie Kelley and her husband, T.J. of Blue Springs; three great grandchildren, Cooper Youngblood, Gavin Youngblood and Mason Wright; other relatives; and many friends.
...Funeral services were held July 30, 2013, at the funeral home. Rev. Bill Born of the Cross Pointe Baptist Church officiated. A Final Salute ceremony was performed by the Pleasant Hill VFW Post#3118. Graveside military services and interment in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery with full military honors by the U.S. Air Force and the VFW Post #3118 Honor Guard.
...Casket bearers were Blaine Bunch, Mike Dains, James Holzbaur, Jr., Jim Jones, T.J. Kelly and Richard Youngblood.
...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 at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com
...Arrangements by Stanley- Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Orville Wayne Smith
...Orville Wayne Smith, 75 of Butler, formerly of Pleasant Hill, died July 21, 2013 at Willow Lane Nursing Center in Butler.
...He was born February 27, 1938 to Orville Zephaniah and Edith Jane LaFollette Smith in Butler.
...Wayne, one of two children, grew up in Butler and graduated from Butler High School in 1956. Wayne worked at General Motors Leeds Plant in Kansas City as an "absentee man," filling in wherever he was needed when any of the other workers were absent. He later worked in the rail yard, loading vehicles for shipment, retiring in 1988.
...Wayne enjoyed fishing, hunting, watching NASCAR, football and baseball on television, water skiing and playing cards. In his younger years, he coached baseball.
...Wayne is survived by his loving companion, Roberta Hubler of Butler; four sons, Jerry Gray of Tonitown, Ark.; Randy Smith and wife Beth of Lee's Summit; Douglas Alan Smith and wife Stacey of Pleasant Hill and Mike Wheeler and wife Stephanie of Mound City, Kans.; three daughters, Tami Soncrant and husband David of Jefferson City; Cynthia Lynn Fowler and husband Steve of Warsaw and Lisa LeeAnne Weise and husband J. Patrick of Mesa, Ariz.; one sister, Norma Padley and husband Jack of Blue Springs; 17 grandchildren, six greatgrandchildren and one grandson on the way, Kolbe Wayne Wheeler.
...He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Bertie Smith; and one niece, Jennifer Padley McGuire.
...Funeral services were July 26, 2013 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler, with Brother Bill Perkey officiating.
...Burial was in the Smith Cemetery, Butler,
...Contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice. Online condolences, www.schowengerdtchapel.com.

Marianne Seelinger
..Marianne Seelinger, 66, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life July 17, 2013, at the Kansas City Hospice House.
..She was born June 28, 1947, near Pleasant Hill, the daughter of Clarence Edward and Anna Blanche Beasley Veach. 
..On September 17, 1967, she was united in marriage to Lyle Jacob Seelinger in Lone Jack.  He preceded her in death on September 17, 2012. 
..Marianne was employed as a stenographer for the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Lee's Summit.  She later owned and operated Rocking Chair Hobbies.  She was a gifted artist, needle pointer and craftswoman. She and Lyle shared their crafts at Dollywood and Silver Dollar City.
..She was a life member of Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Military Order of Cooties Auxiliary and the American Legion Auxiliary.  She was Ladies Auxiliary president 2006-2009, and also served on numerous positions as chairman for various programs in the Ladies Auxiliary. 
..She was also a member of the Lone Jack Christian Church, the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Lone Jack Saddle Club. Most notably, Marianne and Lyle worked tirelessly for the Veterans Service Officer Program.
..She was also preceded in death by her parents, her stepfather, James Maxwell Underwood, and an infant brother, Eddie Lee Veach.
..She is survived by two brothers-in-law, Larry (and Elzora) Seelinger of Pleasant Hill, and Gerald (and Patty) Seelinger of Warrensburg; one sister-in-law, Roma (and Laverne) Webb of Adrian; her special friends, Michael and Catherine Stephens and her "grandkids," Lauren Stephens and Cayden Stephens, all of Lee's Summit; other relatives and many friends.
..Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 27, 2013, at the funeral home. Pastor Michael Stephens will officiate.  Interment will be in the Strasburg Cemetery. 
..Casket bearers are John Buggs, Douglas Daily, Charles Donner, Bruce Eveland, Richard Jacobs, Tom Mundell and Cayden Stephens. 
..Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home on Saturday.
..Memorial contributions are suggested to the Veterans Service Officer Fund 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.

Robert (Bob)
Gene O'Bryant
...Robert (Bob) Gene O'Bryant, 81, of Pleasant Hill, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on the morning of July 14, 2013.
...Graveside services were held on July 18th, at Meador's Funeral Home's Evergreen Cemetery in Republic,.
...Bob was born in Springfield, on June 14, 1932. He is survived by his wife and friend, DeLois O'Bryant; son, Michael O'Bryant of Utah; daughter, Kaye Miller and son-in-law, Stephen Miller of Kansas; daughter Terri Arentsen and son-in-law, Rob Arentsen, both of Missouri; daughter Vickie O'Bryant of Missouri, and son Don Sullivan of Missouri; grandchildren, Amy, Avary, Renee, Melani and Jason; great-grandchildren, MaKayla, Emma and Garrett, and two cats, Maggie and Gracie.
...Bob enjoyed spending time with his family, his friends, his church, his model cars and reading.
...As a loving husband and father, he will be greatly missed, but never forgotten.

Robert W. Fansler Sr.
...Robert W. Fansler Sr. 83, of Pleasant Hill, Mo died July 17, 2013 at the Kansas City Hospice House.
...He was born May 13, 1930 in Sugar Tree Township, Mo. He retired from IBEW Local Union 124. Bob was preceded in death by his son, Robert Jr.
...He is survived by Joy, his wife of 63 years, son Richard, daughter-in-law Janice Fansler; grandchildren, Robert III (Glenda), Amber (Josh); great-grandchildren, Koll, Tyler, Jocelyn, Evan, Jacob and Joseph.
...He loved coin collecting, garage sales, e-mailing friends and watching cooking programs.
...Visitation will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 24, at Langsford Funeral Home with Memorial Service at 10:30 a.m. Cremation. A reception will be held at St. Bridget Parish, 2103 N. Lexington in Pleasant Hill. Arrangements by Langsford Funeral Home of Lee's Summit.

Roberta Leora
Noland
..Roberta Leora Noland, 82, of Independence, formerly of Raytown, Kingsville and Raymore, departed this life July 7, 2013, at the Villages of Jackson Creek Memory Care Center, Independence.
..She was born January 5, 1931, in Turlock, Calif., the daughter of Harry August and Pearl Mae (Lee) Booth.
..She was a 1949 Tabor, Iowa, High School graduate.
..On August 1, 1953, Roberta was united in marriage to Colin Junior Noland in Tabor.
..He preceded her in death on April 1, 2000. She furthered her education at the Kansas City College and Bible School for two years.
..Early in her career, she worked for the Nazarene Publishing House. Later she worked for the U. S. Weather Bureau; she went to the Internal Revenue Service, retiring in 1978.
..She had been a member of the Southwood Nazarene Church, Raytown; the New Covenant Fellowship, Garden City; the Worship Center, Harrisonville; and the Raymore Assembly of God.
..She was preceded in death by one brother, Glen Booth; and two sisters, Wanda Ullom and LaVon Cauthon.
..Roberta is survived by one son Larry (and Janet) Noland of Edgerton, Kansas; one daughter Cindy (and Tom) Bull of Lake Tapawingo; six grandchildren, Holly Purvis of Edgerton, Heather Purvis of Kansas City, Kans., Michael (and Amy) Purvis of Wichita; Jason (and Jamy) Dolde of Kansas City; Jodi Dolde and Joshua Dolde of Blue Springs; three great grandchildren, Quinton, Devon, and Bella; four sisters, Carol Ashmun of Los Angeles, Calif., Shirley Black of Belton; Wilma Glos of Houston, Tex., and Elaine Smay of Tabor, Iowa; other relatives and friends.
..Funeral services were held July 11, 2013, at the funeral home. Mr. Tom Bull and Mr. Ward Black officiated. Interment in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Casket bearers were Ward Black, Weston Black, Tom Bull, Joshua Dolde, Larry Noland and Michael Purvis.
..Memorial contributions are suggested to New Covenant Fellowship, Garden City, 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.

Stephen Anthony
"Stevie" McMahon, II
...Stephen Anthony "Stevie" McMahon, II, 39, of Belton, departed this life, July 11, 2013, at his home.
...Stephen was born, October 13, 1973, in Kansas City, the son of Stephen A. and Jennie K. (Eblen) Dickerson McMahon.
...Stephen was a 1992 Belton High School graduate.
...He was a truck driver and had driven for Whitman Trucking, USA Trucking, Pepsi Cola, Deffenbaugh and the Shingles to Streets Company of Grandview.
...He was a former member of the Glaziers Local #558 and Teamsters Local #838.
...He was a car fanatic, especially custom built vehicles, and was a gifted pin striper. He loved bicycles, motorcycles and spending time outdoors; most importantly, he loved his children, Kya and Fallon.
...He was preceded in death by his mother Jennie on December 24, 2004.
...Stephen is survived by his father, Stephen of Belton; two children, Kya Anne Jenkins and Fallon Anthony McMahon; four step brothers, Donald Dickerson, Daniel Dickerson, Dennis Dickerson and Darrin Dickerson; one half sister Michelle Leann Hensley; other relatives and a host of friends.
...Cremation has been accorded. A memorial visitation will be held 2 to 4 p.m., July 21, 2013, at the funeral home. Inurnment will be in the Strasburg Cemetery at a later date.
...Memorial contributions are suggested to the National Multiple Sclerosis Foundation 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.

Dorothy M. Gray-Pope-Hall
..Dorothy M. Gray-Pope- Hall, 92, of Belton, formerly of Pleasant Hill, departed this life on July 5, 2013 at her home at Carnegie Village, Belton.
..She was born August 20, 1920 in Kansas City, the daughter of William H. and Sally (Guyton) Lyons. Dorothy spent her younger years in the Kansas City area.
..On May 11, 1937, she was united in marriage with LaVerne L. Gray in Richmond, and they made their home in Independence before moving to Pleasant Hill in 1951. Mr. Gray passed away on June 11, 1965. After Mr. Gray's death, Dorothy went to work for and retired from Western Electric in Lee's Summit.
..On February 5, 1966 Dorothy was united in marriage with Lowell W. Pope in Pleasant Hill, and they continued to make their home here. Mr. Pope passed away on July 1, 1992.
..In October of 2003, Dorothy was united in marriage with Col. Clarence Hall, and they made their home in Pleasant Hill. Col. Hall passed away on November 11, 2007, and Dorothy continued to reside in the family home until declining health necessitated a move to the Masonic Home in Kansas City for a while and then to her own apartment at Carnegie Village, Belton. Dorothy was a member of The First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Pleasant Hill.
..In addition to her husbands and her parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by one son, William L. "Bill" Gray, and one step-son, Gary Pope.
..Dorothy is survived by one daughter, Patricia Elliott and husband Earl and one stepson, Freddie Pope and wife Margrett, all of Pleasant Hill; one brother, Fred W. Lyons of Mesa, Ariz.; four grandchildren, Jim Elliott and wife Kim; Janice LaRue and husband Glen; Shannon Caughron and husband Casey; Jamie Pope and wife LeAnn; six great-grandchildren, four great, great grandchildren other relatives and many friends.
..Funeral service for Dorothy Gray-Lyons-Pope is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill with Rev. Kent Deubner officiating.
..Music will be rendered by Rev. Tony Reynolds. Casket bearers will be Billy Snyder, Chris Tye, Chuck Tye, Lowell Elliott, Jim Elliott, Terry Hartsell and Casey Caughron. Honorary bearer will be Glen LaRue.
..Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until service time on Wednesday at the funeral home.
..The family suggests contributions to Wayside Waifs, Inc. First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Pleasant Hill or a charity of your choice.
..Arrangements by Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Michael Thompson
...Michael Thompson of Kingsville was taken on Saturday, July 7 at 1:18 p.m.
...He suffers no more from the effects of pancreatic cancer he had been battling since 2010.
...Michael was born on March 15, 1959.
...He was preceded in death by his father, Lynn Thompson, of Herrick, Ill.
...Surviving are his wife, Becky Thompson, Kingsville; his parents, Butch and Donna Stephens, Pana, Ill.; his stepmother, Lorraine Thompson, Herrick, Ill.; brothers Alan Thompson, Brian Thompson and wife Deanna, and Brent Wallace; sisters Sonja Lawrence and her husband Denny, Brenda Chernisky and her husband Beef, Brandi Conrad and her husband Greg; Bridget Ostler and her husband Jerry, and Brenda Kramer and her husband Rocky; his in-laws Jim and Roberta Ponder, Jimmy and Debbie Ponder, Roy and Terresa Ponder, Bruce and Jamie Ponder, Ronnie Ponder, and many nieces and nephews that he loved dearly.
...The term friend does not do justice. To Mike, a friend was another member of the family.
...A tribute to his life will be held 3-7 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at his home and shop in Kingsville. The family suggests donators to the Pancratic Cancer Foundation at pancan.org.

Peggy Smith Hake
..Peggy Smith Hake, 77 of Independence, formerly of Miller County, MO, passed away on June 25, 2013, at home. She was born in Iberia on Aug. 10, 1935, the daughter of Oliver and Verlie (Wyrick) Smith.
..Peggy was preceded in death by her parents, son Kevin Dean Warman, first husband Kenneth Warman and second husband Ambrose Hake.
..After graduating from Iberia High School in 1953, Peggy left Miller County to work in St. Louis, but returned home after one year. After marrying in 1955, she started her family and became a homemaker, at times working to supplement the family income.
..After becoming a single parent in 1968, Peggy moved to Kansas City, Kan., where she worked full-time while raising her four remaining children in sometimes difficult and trying times. Before leaving Kansas City behind, Peggy had worked her way up the ladder to become a vice president of the Indian Springs State Bank.
..Upon returning to Miller County, Peggy started her career in newspaper, politics and community service. Her love of the written word and books was the basis for her "Windows to the Past" column that ran weekly in the Miller County Autogram-Sentinel for nearly 30 years, as well as writing three books about historical events in Miller county and writing a monthly newsletter entitled Seeking and Searching Ancestors.
..Peggy's love for reading and writing also inspired one daughter to become a writer and a son to become a newspaper editor.
..However, her true passion took off when she started her work in genealogy around 1975. Through the years, Peggy became one of the foremost experts in the history of the people of Miller County, central Missouri and the roots from which those families grew.
..Some of her many accomplishments and service to her community include being a 2-term Miller County Commissioner, actively involved in several Iberia community organizations and working on and leading the Miller County Historical Society, which honored her with its inaugural award for service to the society in 2010.
..She is survived by her children: Kathy Smith and husband Bob, Independence; Kerry Warman, Pleasant Hill; Kelly Warman-Stallings, Jefferson City; Kirk Warman and wife Twyla, Iberia; one brother, Bill Smith of Iberia; three step-children: Bill Hake and wife Jennie, Becky Perkins and husband Joel, Donald Hake and wife Lisa; several grandchildren, greatgrandchildren, nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends.
..Services were held at the Fancher-Rekus Funeral Home in Iberia, June 29, with Rev. Fred Earp and Randy Smith officiating. Burial followed in the Iberia Cemetery.
..Pall-bearers were Kerry Warman, Kirk Warman, Randy Smith, Rusty Smith, Ray Stallings and Kolin McGhee.
..In lieu of flowers, Peggy has requested that donations be made to your local chapter of The Salvation Army.
..Arrangements were under the direction of the Fancher-Rekus Funeral Home of Iberia.

Jerry Lee
Hammond, Sr
...Jerry Lee Hammond, Sr.,65, of Pleasant Hill, passed away on June 22, 2013. He was born September 4, 1947 in Jeffersonville, IN.
...He was married to Joyce Hammond on May 24, 1979. Jerry served his country in the Vietnam war and was awarded a Bronze star for his sacrifice and
bravery.
...He was a hard worker, dedicating much of his career working as an electrician at General Motors Fairfax plant in Kansas City, Kans. until retirement in 2007.
...He enjoyed spending free time with his family and pets at their home in the country outside Pleasant Hill. He also liked taking trips with his family.
...He is preceded in death by his parents, James and Jeniece Hammond of Independence and his sister, Karen Sue Barnhart of Blue Springs.
...He is survived by his wife, Joyce Hammond, of the home; his son, Jerry Hammond, Jr. of Pheonix, Ariz. and his daughter, Megan Rogers of Springfield.
...The family suggests memorial contributions to the National Parkinson Foundation. Cremation. No services scheduled.
...Cremation services are under the care of Cass County Cremation Services,

James G Palmer
..A memorial service and Celebration of James G. Palmer's life will be held on June 29, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, Pleasant Hill. Rev.
Harold Johnson will officiate. An Ice Cream Social will follow.
..James G. Palmer, 80 passed away April 18, 2013. He was born on October 4, 1932 in Pleasant Hill, to James W. Palmer and Ola B. Palmer. His parents and a step daughter, Wendolyn Kramer preceded him in death.
..He was employed by Farmland Industries for 31 years. He man aged Central
Cooperative in Pleasant Hill and United Cooperative in Hampton, Nebraska.
..On December 4, 1995, he was awarded the Dreyer Award for outstanding management.
..James was a member of the Methodist Church in Aurora, Nebraska. After retiring to Florida in 1995, he was a consultant for many Coops throughout the Midwest, and in Russia for three weeks.
..During his retirement, he enjoyed playing golf, billiards, reading, watching football and other sports, and working in his yard and growing flowers.
..He is survived by his wife of 37 years, LaVonne; daughter and son-in-law, Bambi and Alan Clark in Texas; a son, Brent Palmer, Jacks on, Miss.; a sister, Alice Atkinson, Independence; brothers, Mike Palmer and wife Linda,
Shawnee, Kans., and Patrick Palmer and his wife, Jennifer, Kansas City; step children, Susan Dale in Florida; John Kramer in Kansas; grandchildren, Aaron Palmer, of Jackson, Miss.; Garret Kramer, of Florida; Dakota Kramer of Kans.; Jessica Renfrew of Kans.; Al ex Renfrew of Kans.; Nicho las Kramer of
North Carolina , and Tucker Kramer of North Carolina.

Harry Luther
Sechrest, Jr.
...Harry Luther Sechrest, Jr., 89, of Cameron, formerly of Blue Springs and Pleasant Hill, dep arted this life on June 20, 2013, at the Missouri Veterans Home, Cameron.
...He was born July 29, 1923, in Strasburg, the eldest son of Harry Luther and Oma Lee (Markle) Sechrest. In his early years Harry worked on the farm in Strasburg alongside his parents and siblings. In July of 1944, he joined the United State Army and served in WW II and Korea.
...On October 23, 1947, he was united in marriage to Norma Jean Flippo. Together they had two sons, Harry in 1951 and Berlin 1955. She preceded him in death on February 2, 2003.
...After the boys were born, they moved from Independence to a farm southeast of Pleasant Hill. He worked on the farm and at Remington Arms before retiring in 1973. The Sechrests moved back to Independence where they spent the remainder of their 56 years together.
...He was preceded in death by one sister Arlene Mitchell and one brother Gary
Sechrest.
...He is survived by his sons, Harry (and Terry) Sechrest,III of Independence, and Berl (and Pam) Sechrest of Wichita; one brother, Ross (and Juanita) Sechrest of Pleasant Hill; three sisters, Lena (and Jim) Schmitt of Blue Springs; Pearl (and Warner) Cline of Waukesha, Wis.; and Lucy Bohannon of Raytown; six grandchildren; six great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
...Cremation has been accorded. A memorial service was held June 23, 2013, at the fune ral home. Rev. D. Kent Deubner officiated. Full military honors will be performed by the United States Army and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3118 Honor Guard. Inurnment in the Strasburg Cemetery will be at a later date.
...Memorial contributions are suggested to Comfort Care Hospice or the Parkinson's Disease Foundation and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
..Online condolences may be sen t to the family at www.stanley dickeyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Kalan Micheal Littlefield
...Kalan Micheal Littlefield, 17, passed away on June 16, 2013, near Harrisonville. He was born December 18, 1995 in Kansas City, the son of E'leka Littlefi eld and Mona R. Price.
...He had attended Raytown High School and was preparing for his senior year, at Holden High School.
...Kalan was a kind, loving and talented young man who aspired to be "a farmer like his Papa." He loved anything that had to do with agriculture and hunting and fishing. He was a gifted athlete. His kindness and compassion was evident in his desire to be an organ donor. The most important thing in Kalan's life was love for his family.
...Kalan is survived by his mothers, E'Leka Littlefield and Mona R. Price of the
home; two brothers, Robert Anthony "Tony" Price and Ché Christopher Preston Littlefield, both of the home; grandparents, Joyce Littlefield and Michael Littlefield, both of Kansas City; Michael and Robyn Eastland, Sr. of Harrisonville, and Carolyn Price of the home; godmother, Jaklynn Eastland of Harrisonville, many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and many friends.
...Funeral service for Kalan Micheal Littlefield was held June 22, 2013 at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill. Rev. Thomas Shelton and Rev. Linda C. Collins officiated.
...Pallbearers were Ché Littlefield, Tony Price, Michael Eastland, Sr., Michael Eastland Jr., Lane Adams and Brandon Thomas.
...Burial in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. The family suggests contributions may be
made to the Kalan Micheal Littlefield Memorial Fund, F&C Bank, 102 N. Bynum Road, Lone Jack, Missouri 64070 or donations may be left at the funeral home to help with final expenses. Arrangements by Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill, (www.wallace-funeralhomes.com.)

Beverly J. Aksamit
..Beverly J. Aksamit, 76, lifetime resident of Cleveland, Missouri passed away June 12, 2013 at her home surrounded by her loving family.
..Funeral Service for Beverly will be June 15 at the Cleveland Christian Church, where she was baptized on October 12, 1949, with Rev. Edwin Peeples and Rev. Brenda Brown officiating. Special music will be provided by Rev. Edwin Peeples and Jesse Richardson. Casket Bearers will be Jeff Aksamit, Jonnie Aksamit, Joel Aksamit, Charlene Musick, Sherry Cooley and Christi Shannon. Honorary Bearers are Ben Odom, Kenny Cravens, Lyle Laffoon, Dale Aksamit, Bill Laffoon, L. T. Brown, Laurel Hobick, Bill Brandt, Vernon Masterson, Emily Aksamit, Kaitlyn Aksamit, Holly Simon, Alisha Aksamit and Dr. Douglas Bradley.
..Burial in Glenwild Cemetery. The family suggests contributions to either, Glenwild Cemetery, Cleveland Christian Church or Continua Hospice.
..Beverly was born September 14, 1936 in Cleveland, MO the daughter of R. D. "PeeWee" and Edith Opal Jacobs. She graduated from Cleveland High School in 1954 and went on to attend Kansas City Community College.
..On April 13, 1957 Beverly was united in marriage with Jerry Aksamit in Miami, Oklahoma and they made their home in Cleveland.
..Beverly was the former, five-term elected, Treasurer of Cass County. She was a longtime active member of the Democratic Central Committee and was elected Democratic Committee Woman.
..Beverly was preceded in death by both her parents.
..She is survived by her husband, Jerry D. Aksamit of the home; three sons, Jeffrey Lynn Aksamit of the home, Jonnie Leland Aksamit of Harrisonville, Joel Leslie Aksamit and wife Dana Louise of Cleveland; one sister, Shirley Kay Russell of Lee's Summit; grandchildren, Holly, Alisha, Kaitlyn, Dale and Emily; five great grandchildren; three nieces and their families, several cousins, other relatives and many friends.
..Arrangements were under the direction of the Wallace Funeral Home in Cleveland.

Gladys Eileen Pippin
...Eileen Pippin, 85, of Lee's Summit, passed away June 8, 2013 at the Villages of Jackson Creek in Independence.
Eileen was born December 2, 1927 to Will and Edna Marsh Morris of Montrose, Mo.
...In 1946, she married Howard Lee Pippin in Kansas City. They were inseparable until Howard's death in 1987.
...Eileen had two sons, Stanley L. Pippin of Columbia, South Carolina, and Morris L. Pippin, who passed away in 2008. She is also survived by three grandchildren: Kelly Pippin Brasington of Burlington, North Carolina; Michael L. Pippin of Columbia, South Carolina and Seth Pippin of Kansas City; three great grandchildren.
...Other survivors include her sister, Toni Starks and her husband Vernon of Springfield; her brother, Lane Morris of Montrose; one sister-in-law, Louise Pippin of Kansas City and two brothers-in-law, Ralph Cook of Independence and Robert Pippin of Kansas City.
...She was preceded in death by her sister, Wilma Cook of Independence, and two brothers, Ralph Morris and Russell Morris, both of Montrose.
...For many years, Eileen was active in the Order of the Eastern Star of Missouri. She was a member and Past Matron of Ivy Leaf Chapter #215 of Pleasant Hill and a Past District Deputy Grand Matron.
...A memorial service was held at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill, on June 11, 2013, beginning with an O.E.S. service by Ivy Leaf Chapter #215 of Pleasant Hill, followed by the Memorial Service, officiated by Rev. Kent Deubner.
...Burial was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Mary Josephine Nelson
...Mary Josephine Nelson, 80, of Pleasant Hill, was born, Thursday, Feb. 7, 1933, in Spurgeon, the daughter of Paul and Nina Mardell (Harvey) Graham. She departed this life Monday, June 10, 2013, at her home.
...On Jan. 8, 1951, she was united in marriage to Timothy J. Nelson, Jr. in Kansas City. He preceded her in death on July 23, 2009.
...Mary started her working career with the E.R. Squibb Pharmaceutical Company; later, after proudly earning her G.E.D. and teaching herself how to type, she went to work for the Upjohn Corporation as a Customer Service represen- tative.
...She was a member of the Pleasant Hill First Presbyterian Church and The Order of the Eastern Star.
...Mary was also preceded in death by one daughter Sheila Spriggs; and six siblings, Paul Junior Graham, Truman Graham, Bessy Farnsworth, Joseph Graham, Robert Graham, and David Graham.
...She is survived by four sons: Timothy Nelson, III, and Joel Nelson of Pleasant Hill, Carl Nelson of Wichita, Kan., and Charles Nelson of Denver, Colo; three grandchildren, Cheyenne Nelson of Pleasant Hill, Lanie Nelson and C.J. Nelson of Arvada, Colo.; one brother Sylvester (and Anna) Graham of Boonville; one sister Amanda Snead of Kansas City; other relatives and friends.
...Funeral services were held on Friday, June 14, 2013, at the funeral home. Reverend Heather Jepsen officiated. Interment was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Casket bearers were Carl Nelson, Charles Nelson, Joel Nelson, Tim Nelson III, and Jimmy Dean Ross.
...Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanley-dickeyfuneral home.com
...Arrangements were under the direction of the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home of Pleasant Hill

Anita Delores Frick
...Anita Delores Frick, 83, of Pleasant Hill, formerly of Oak Grove, was born Oct. 17, 1929, in Michigan, the daughter of Albert and Josephine Krug. She departed this life at 11:50 p.m., Monday, June 10, 2013.
...Anita was a homemaker.
...She was preceded in death by her husband Jesse E. Frick, and one sister, Wanda Krug.
...She is survived by one son Jesse A. Frick of Kansas City; two daughters Jessie Gaston of Holden, and Judy Page of Cleveland, Ohio; other relatives and friends.
...Cremation has been accorded. Inurnment will be in the Concord Cemetery at a later date.
...Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanley-dickeyfuneral home.com
...Arrangements were under the direction of the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home of Pleasant Hill.

Paul W. Purvis
..Paul W. Purvis, 93, of Pleasant Hill, was born, Friday, Feb. 13, 1920, in Morgan County, near Fortuna, the son of Isam S. and Effie May (Brown) Purvis. He died at 2:50 a.m., Sunday, June 09, 2013, at the Pleasant Hill Health & Rehabilitation Center.
..Paul was a 1939 East Lynne High School graduate.
..On July 14, 1951, he married Elizabeth Purvis in Eureka Springs, Ark. She preceded him in death on Nov. 20, 2006.
..Paul worked as a farmer in the Strasburg, Garden Cityand Pleasant Hill area; as an implement dealer and salesman in Pleasant Hill, Platte City, Lee's Summit, and Holden; for Farmland Industries with Central Cooperative in Pleasant Hill; for Audrain County Cooperative, in Mexico, and for Farmway Service Cooperative in Holts Summit,
..He was a member of Big Creek Baptist Church, downtown coffee club, and a past member of the Pleasant Hill Lions Club.
..He was also preceded in death by two brothers Harold Purvis and Elmo Purvis; a step-daughter Betty; and two great grandchildren.
..His is survived by two sons, Jim and Kelley Purvis, of Pleasant Hill, and Will and Carol)Purvis of Springfield; three daughters: Becky and Bill Curtin, of Pleasant Hill, Wanda and Bob Haas of Hobe Sound, Fla., and Patti and Mike Guess of Hopkinsville, Ken.; 26 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Edith Purvis of Danville, Il; two nephews Stan and Karen Purvis of Lake Tapps, Wash., and George and Elaine Purvis of LaGrange, Ken.; one niece Jeanne Purvis Burke of Danville; other relatives; and many friends.
..A celebration of Paul's life will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 15, 2013, at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
Visitation will be held 6-8 p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home.
..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 at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com
..Arrangements were under the direction of the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home of Pleasant Hill.

Janice Victoria Sulser
...Janice Victoria Sulser, 69, passed away on June 1, 2013 at Sierra Health Care Center in New Mexico.
...She was born in Jenkins, Kentucky on July 30, 1943 to Fred and Thelma Gilley. She moved to California at the age of 12. Daughter, Kelly was born in 1976.
...Janice worked for the Aerospace Corporation of over 15 years. She moved to Pleasant Hill, Missouri in 2000 and then to Las Cruces, New Mexico in 2008 to be closer to the light of her life, her grandson, Jacob.
...She was a loving lady who will be greatly missed. Janice was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Beverly and is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Kelly and Matt Felts and grandson, Jacob of T or C, New Mexico; sister and brother-in-law, Frieda & Garey VanHooser of Pleasant Hill, Missouri; sister, Sheree Randall of California; nieces and nephews, Vanessa Root, Beverly Cope, Andy VanHooser, Ryan Randall; Steve Bevins, numerous great nieces and nephews and extended family and friends.
...Cremation has taken place and a Graveside Memorial Celebration Service was held at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, with Pastor Todd MacLean officiating, on Saturday, June 8, 2013.
...Arrangements were under the direction of Kirikos Family Funeral Home, Inc. & Sierra Crematory. For online condolences, please visit www.kirikosfamilyfuneralhome.com

Helen Marie "Tootie" (Troesser) Keilholz
...Helen Marie "Tootie" (Troesser) Keilholz, 82, of Frankenstein, passed away June 4, 2013, at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City, surrounded by her loving family.
...Helen Marie was born July 5, 1930, in Frankenstein, to Anton and Hettie (Brullesauer) Troesser. Helen Marie was the youngest of seven children.
...A lifetime resident of Frankenstein, Helen graduated from Frankenstein High School in 1949.
...On June 28, 1952, Helen Marie was united in marriage to Hubert Keilholz at Frankenstein. He preceded her in death on January 19, 2003.
...Helen worked as a housekeeper for Dr. Taylor and at Linn Factory before becoming a devoted mother of six amazing children. Once the children were raised, Helen volunteered at St. Mary's Grade School assisting children with reading.
...She worked at the Linn Casey's Store and Wolfe's Restaurant making donuts between 1986 and 1993. Later she worked at Green Meadows as a housekeeper.
...Helen was an active member of Our Lady Help of Christians Church in Frankenstein where she was a member of the choir for 40 years and worked as a housekeeper for the priests of the parish for 30 years.
...Helen lived on the family farm her entire life where she raised cattle, crops, chickens and sold eggs. Helen loved music, made beautiful quilts for the parish picnics and her family, was famous for her angel food cakes and always had time for conversation, She will be deeply missed by her family and friends.
...Helen is survived by six children, Bernell Keilholz and wife Doris of Frankenstein; Harold Keilholz and wife Debbie of Frankenstein; Norma Thompson and husband Lonnie of Columbia; Tony Keilholz and wife Cathy of Frankenstein; Therese Fick and husband Mark of Columbia; Mike Keilholz and wife Nancy of Centerview; 13 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
...In addition to her spouse and parents, Helen was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters, Frank Troesser, Leo Troesser, Ted Troesser, Nettie Samson, Dolores Grahl, and Eddie Troesser and two great grandchildren, Konnor and Kaelin Davis.
...Mass of Christian Burial was held June 7, 2013 at Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church in Frankenstein with Father John Schmitz as the celebrant. Interment was in the Garden of Gethsemane Cemetery in Frankenstein.
...Expressions of sympathy may be made to St. Mary's School in Frankenstein or a charity of the donor's choice.
...Arrangements under the direction of the Morton Chapel in Linn (www.morto chapel.com)

Eileen Pippin
...Eileen Pippin, 85, of Independence, formerly of Lee's Summit and Pleasant Hill, died June 8, 2013. An O.E.S Service was held at 2 p.m. Tues. June 11, 2013 with a Memorial Service immediately following at the Wallace Funeral Home. No Graveside Service. A complete obituary will appear in next weeks Pleasant Hill Times.
...Arrangements were under the direction of the Wallace Funeral Home of Pleasant Hill, (www.wallace-funeralhomes.com)

Verna Catherine Walker Noah
..Verna Catherine Walker Noah, 102, of Pleasant Hill, was born Friday, June 24, 1910, a mile and a half west of Pleasant Hill, the daughter of William Jefferson and Anna Belle (Rollins) Cary. She departed this life at 2:10 p.m., Monday, May 27, 2013, at the Cass Regional Medical Center surrounded with love and family.
..At a young age she and her family moved to Strasburg where they made their home; she graduated from Strasburg High in 1928. As a young lady she loved basketball, baseball, tennis, horses, and dancing.
..On April 11, 1931, Verna was united in marriage to Virgil Walker in Pleasant Hill and to this union two children, Charles and Doreen, were born; he preceded her in death in October 5, 1975. On November 27, 1981, she was united in marriage to R.C. Noah in Cheyenne, Wyoming; he preceded her in death in on February 4, 1992.
..Verna had worked for Prewitt Manufacturing, Pratt & Whitney during WWII, the Pleasant Hill Garment Factory; later retiring as an electronics assembler from Bendix in 1975.
..Verna had a strong work ethic to which she attributed her long life to. She also lived life to its fullest, enjoying each and every day. She was spunky and full of life always ready for the next adventure. She loved playing cards and spending time with her family.
..She was a member of the Pleasant Hill First Christian Church for over 70 years where she had been active in several areas especially the CWF. She was a former member of the Rebekah's and the Bit & Spur Club.
..Verna was preceded in death by two brothers, Floyd Cary and Clyde Cary; and three sisters, Pearl Fitzgeral, Dora Lee Cull, and Blanche Bierent.
..She is survived by one son Charles Walker and his wife Linda of Pleasant Hill; one daughter Doreen Weber of Pleasant Hill; 7 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; 14 great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.
..Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 30, 2013, at the funeral home. Reverend D. Kent Deubner of the First Christian Church will officiate. Interment will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Casket bearers are Gerald Bagby, Danny Knox, Jack Parris, Bruce Sloan, Danny Vaughn, and Gene Walker. Honorary casket bearers are Shorty Hamilton, Arlin Vaughn, and Bernie Vaughn.
..Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
..Memorial contributions are suggested to the Pleasant Hill First Christian Church Building 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 of Pleasant Hill.

LaVon Bernice McClintock
...LaVon Bernice McClintock, 94, of Independence, was born Wednesday, April 3, 1919 in Nokomis, Illinois, the daughter of Peter and Mary (Stonger) Ruppert. She departed this life at 8:00 a.m., Thursday, May 30, 2013, at her daughter's home surrounded with love and family.
...LaVon was a homemaker. She was a member of the Spring Branch RLDS church in Independence.
...In her spare time she volunteered at the Cancer Institute where she made over 7000 peanut pillows. Her hobbies included cooking, baking, sewing, and gardening; especially cucumbers, and making her famous pickles. She loved tending to her Tropicana rose bushes and irises. She and Clark made many trips to Branson, enjoying the old time country shows. Most importantly was her family.
...LaVon was preceded in death by one brother, Merle Ruppert; and three sisters Lillian Karr, Ailene Friend, and Velma Hobbs.
...She is survived by her husband Clark of Independence; one son Gene (and Sandy) Whisler and one daughter Judee Wilkinson both of Independence; four grandchildren, Gena (and Pat) Breyne of O'Fallon, Kim (and Robert) Lewis of Shawnee, Ricci (and Holly) Beyers of Lee's Summit, and Randi (and Eric) Moreau-Sipiere, of Como, Texas; 7 great- grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
...The family would like to thank everyone with Grace Hospice for the overwhelming care and support.
...Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 1, 2013, at the funeral home. Chaplain Theresa Dembeck will officiate. Interment will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Casket bearers are Cody Beyers, Ricci Beyers, Conor Breyne, Pat Breyne, Robert Lewis, and Gene Whisler.
...Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home on Saturday.
...In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are suggested to Grace Hospice and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home of Pleasant Hill.

Richard L. Ruby-Lowry
...Richard Lee Ruby-Lowry, 70, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life on May 21, 2013, surrounded by his loving family, at Lee's Summit Medical Center.
...He was born Oct. 15, 1942 in Kansas City, Kans., the son of Herbert K. and Willetta Mae (Garrison) Lowry.
...Richard spent most of his life in Pleasant Hill and attended Pleasant Hill High School. He had been a farm laborer for the Hopkins Farm in Pleasant Hill and had worked at Pleasant Hill Veneer Company.
...Richard was a loving husband, father, son, brother and grandfather, and his family was most important in his life. He attended the Assembly of God Church in Pleasant Hill.
He was preceded in death by his father, Herbert K. Lowry on Nov. 19, 2005; two sons, Michael G. Ruby in November of 2008 and Richard L. Ruby, Jr. on June 25, 2011; two sisters, Willa Jean (Lowry) Noland on May 13, 2010; and Amy Sue (Lowry) King on Aug. 26, 2011.
...Richard is survived by his wife, Sharon Kay Ruby of Melbourne, Fla; his mother, Willetta M. Lowry of Pleasant Hill; four daughters, Melissa Sue Hamilton of Kansas City, Kans., Angela Lynn Ruby of Holden; Phaedra Longton of Melbourne, Fla.; and Amiee Powell of Grandview; three brothers: Roger Kyle Lowry and wife Neta, Timothy Wayne Lowry and wife Susan, and Curt Randall Lowry, all of Pleasant Hill; two sisters, Patricia Ann (Lowry) Wheeldon and Linda Lou (Lowry) Slevin and husband Bill, all of Pleasant Hill; 12 grandchildren and four great grandchildren, other relatives and many friends.
...Funeral services for Richard L. Ruby-Lowry were held on Thursday, May 30, 2013, at the Wallace Funeral Home with Pastor Dennis Gulley, officiating.
...Casket bearers were Sean Reeves, Cody Ruby, T. J. Nichols, Nick Wheeldon, Sam Shewmaker, Ray Alexander and Bill Pascal. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
...Arrangements were under the direction of the Wallace Funeral Home of Pleasant Hill

Robert "Bob" Lotspeich
...Bob Lotspeich, 73, of Archie was born on June 30, 1939, in Garden City, to James W. and Gladys (Garrett) Lotspeich. He departed this life, doing what he loved, on May 23, 2013.
...After graduating from Garden City High School, Bob attended the University of Missouri. While there he enlisted in the U.S. Navy.
...Bob served seven years in the navy; two of which were during the Cuban Missile Crises. After retiring from the navy, Bob had several jobs including, working for MoDOT, Gephart Concrete and GM.
...During all of these jobs, Bob also had his construction business operating and later started Lotspeich Construction full time.
...Bob loved his work and making people happy. He was dedicated to his work and was one of the hardest working men until the Lord took him. Bob joined forces early on with Lester Building Systems, and was one of their top sales persons.
...On Nov. 20, 1958, Bob married Shirlene Wimsatt of Archie. They were happily married for 54 years and were blessed with two children, Brad and Teresa.
...Bob was an active member in his community and enjoyed helping others. He was a member of The United Methodist Church, where he taught Sunday school and served on the board. He was also actively involved in volunteering in the New York Says Thank You Foundation, where he met many wonderful forever friends.
...Bob also enjoyed yard work, gardening and researching geneology, going to the lake, fishing, church, taking his grandkids, Megan and Tyler on vacation, work and most of all spending time with his family.
...Bob is survived by his wife Shirlene, his son Brad and wife Jean, his granddaughter Megan Lotspeich-Johnson and husband Matt, grandson, Tyler Lotspeich, all of Archie, Sister Juanita Myers of Overland Park, Naomi Hawn of Harrisonville, Wilma Sisk of Garden City, Helen Kenny (Don) of Holden, a brother, Jim Lotspeich (Betty) of Pleasant Hill and many nieces and nephews and numerous other relatives.
...Bob is preceded in death by his daughter, Teresa Lotspeich and his parents, J.W. and Gladys Lotspeich, sisters, Ioma McFerrin and June Leslie.
...Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at the Archie High School Gymnasium, Archie. Burial was in the Crescent Hill Cemetery near Adrian with full military honors by Pleasant Hill Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3118.
...Memorial contributions may be made to the Bob Lotspeich Scholarship Fund c/o Dickey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 432 Harrisonville, MO 64701.
...Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Dickey Funeral Home.

Ronald Lee "Ron" Hurst

...Ronald Lee "Ron" Hurst, 63, departed this life on February 7, 2013 in Houston, Texas. A Graveside Masonic Service and Inurnment will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 8, 2013 at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery with Mr. Paul Williams from Jewell Lodge #480 A.F. and A.M of Pleasant Hill, officiating.
...Cremation was accorded. A Memorial service was held for Ron at Brookside Funeral Home in Houston, on Feb. 11, 2013.
...Ron was born April 24, 1949, in Harrisonville, the son of Garnett P. and Twila (Spurgeon) Hurst. Ron spent his younger years in Pleasant Hill and graduated from Pleasant Hill High School in 1967.
...Ron was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Shriners. He was preceded in death by his father Garnett Hurst on Jan. 2, 1979.
...He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Kathy (Kate) Hurst of the home; his mother, Twila Phillips and sister, Sharon Kimbrell, both of Springfield; two daughters, Andrea Hurst of Lee's Summit, and Alicia Pritchard of Independence; brother and sister-in-law, Mike and Gayle Mikel of Fort Worth, Tex.; grandchildren, Nick, Kendra and Anna; niece and nephews, Missy, Jeff, Jeffrey and Andrew; and dog, Emily Graced; other relatives and many friends.
...In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Golfers Against Cancer, 1700 Lake Kingwood Trail, Kingwood, Texas 77339: M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, Tex. 77030; or a charity of the donor's choice.
...Arrangements were under the direction of the Wallace Funeral Home of Pleasant Hill


Carolyn Sue Calvy Morris

...Carolyn Sue Calvy Morris departed this life on May 17, 2013. She was born on April 17, 1950, to George Calvy and Minnie Morris of Stratford.
...Carolyn was an active member of the American Legion Post in Windsor. She loved to sing and went to nationals as a gospel singer in a trio.
...Mostly, Carloyn loved spending time with her family and friends, and she will be missed dearly by all.
...She is survived by her daughter Carey Loney of Pleassant Hill and son Jim Clavey of Clinton. Carolyn also leaves behind her sister Charleen Sweet of Pleasant Hill, soulmate Doug Neave of Windsor, former spouse Danny Morris, grandchildren Anthony Bricker, Erica Loney, Zailey Calvy, nephews John Sweet and Phillip Sweet, Uncle Raymond, mother-in-law Jo Ann Roland, sister-in-law Patti Pitts and husband Bob, life-long friends Sandy Brown, Paula Holcomb and Stan Smith.
...Cremation has been afforded. A celebration of Carolyn's life will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, June 6, 2013, at the Family Worship Center on 7 Highway in Pleasant Hill.


Alma Irene Liley

...Alma Irene Liley, 85 of Independence, passed away on Tuesday, May 28, 2013, at Truman Lakewood Nursing Home.
She was born October 27, 1927 in Topeka, Kan., to Cliff and Floreine (Whilhite) Pool.
...Alma was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker who enjoyed shopping, cleaning, collecting crystal, bowling and most of all spending time with her family. She had also worked as the manager of Red Barn Restaurant in Independence and was a member of the First Christian Church of Independence.
...She is survived by; a daughter, Yvonne Foreman and husband Rick of Lee's Summit; three sons: Donald McGhee and wife Deborah of Blue Springs; Michael McGhee and wife Valeta of Odessa; and Matthew Liley and wife Lynne of Pleasant Hill; a brother, Cliff Pool and wife Judy of Deltona, Fla.; 15 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren. Alma was preceded in death her husband Arthur E. Liley in 1991 and her parents and step-father Glen Pool.
...Services were held on Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at the Carson-Speaks Chapel in Independence. Burial followed in the Mt. Washington Cemetery.
...Donations may be made in her name to Alzheimer's Research or to Kansas City Hospice.
...Online condolences may be expressed online at www.speakschapel.com
...Arrangements were under the direction of the Carson-Speaks Chapel of Independence.


SMSGT James S. Hainey

...Senior Master Sergeant James S. Hainey, 88, of Belton, passed away on Armed Forces Day, May 18, 2013, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Warrensburg. A Memorial Funeral Mass was held on Friday, May 24, 2013, at St. Sabina Catholic Church in Belton. Inurnment was in the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville.
...Jim was born Jan. 13, 1925, in Barnard, to Rex and Zena Embry Hainey. He was a U.S. Marine Corps WWII Veteran. Jim flew in 44 Combat Missions as a Tail Gunner. He attended Northwest Missouri State University, receiving a Bachelor's Degree in education. Jim taught at Union Star High School and then joined the Air Force for 18 yrs. He then worked at UMKC Dental School as a conference coordinator for 20 yrs., retiring in 1989. Jim was a member of the Elks Lodge No. 760 in Maryville, MO, VFW Post 8220 in Belton, the Air Force SGTS' Assoc. and the UMKC Retirees Association. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
...He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Bill and Ron Hainey, sisters, Jean Dakan and Etta Raines. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Virginia; four children, Penny and Pat Murphy, Jefferson City, Rex and JoEllen Hainey, Raymore, Tim and Barb Hainey, Springfield, and Patti and Russ Harvey, Pleasant Hill; one sister, Betty Raterman, Warrenton; and 11 grandchildren. Condolences may be left at www.mcgilleygeorgebelton.com
...Contributions are suggested to Missouri Veterans Home in Warrensburg or St. Sabina's Building Fund.
...Arrangements were under the direction of the McGilley & George Funeral Home of Belton.


Robert Lee Gibbons

...Robert Lee Gibbons, 76 of Pleasant Hill, departed this life May 30, 2013, after a hard fought five year battle with multiple myeloma cancer. 
...He was born May 16, 1937 in Kansas City, Missouri, the son of Earl and Mary (Howard) Gibbons. 
...Bob was a United States Army veteran proudly serving two years with the 82nd Airborne and two years with the 11th Airborne. Upon discharge he was serving as the Battle Group Radio Chief Sergeant.  He earned a Good Conduct Medal and a Parachutist Badge during his time in the service. 
...On May 30, 1957, he was united in marriage to Patricia Ann Meyer in Kansas City. 
...Bob began his career with General Motors, retiring after 10 years then opening his own upholstery shop.  His business was named Wholesale Upholstery, which he ran for over 45 years; mainly working for designers in the Kansas City area.  He also made custom upholstered furniture; if you could draw a picture, he could make it. 
...He was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish. He was a true family man; he never missed his children or grandchildren's sporting events.  
...Bob was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Rosa Lee Gibbons, and one grandson, Corey Lee Gibbons. 
...He is survived by his wife Pat of the home; two sons, Ronald (and Mellissa) Gibbons of Pleasant Hill, and Randall Gibbons of Lewisburg, Tenn.; five grandchildren, Crystal (and Michael) Hunter, Kyle (and Charity) Gibbons and Trever Wilson, all of Pleasant Hill; Josh Gibbons of Lewisburg, and Jessica Gibbons, of Columbia, Tenn.; eight great grandchildren; one sister, Norma (and Clyde) Curry of Pleasant Hill; one step-brother Earl Junior of Independence; one step-sister, Evelyn of Belton, other relatives and many friends. 
...Graveside funeral services and military honors were held June 3, 2013, at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.  Pastor Carl Knapp of the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church officiated. 
...Casket bearers were Ronald Gibbons, Randall Gibbons, Kyle Gibbons, Michael Hunter and Trever Wilson.  Full military honors were conducted by the U.S. Army and Pleasant Hill Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3118 Honor Guard.  
...Memorial contributions are suggested to the Cancer Foundation 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.


Willa Marie Hammons

...Willa Marie Hammons, 93, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life May 30, 2013, at the Pleasant Hill Health & Rehabilitation Center.
...She was born October 26, 1919, in Harrisonville, the daughter of William Roger and Ethel (Bittle) Hudspeth. 
...Willa was a 1937 Pleasant Hill High School graduate. On July 15, 1939, she was united in marriage to Daniel Dillon Hammons in Jasper, Mo.  He preceded her in death on August 29, 2002.
...Willa was a homemaker.   She and Dan also owned and operated Hammon's grocery store and service station in Pleasant Hill for many years.  She loved gardening, flowers and fishing. 
...She was a member of the Pleasant Hill First Christian Church.
...Willa was preceded in death by one brother, William C. Hudspeth, and two sisters, Cynthia A. Burt and Dora F. Ranallo.
...She is survived by one son, Bill Hammons of Pleasant Hill; three grandchildren, Lori (and Ron DVM) Baker of Pleasant Hill; Danny Hammons of Arlington, Tex., and Donny Hammons of Pleasant Hill; two great granddaughters, Samantha Baker and Sara Baker of Pleasant Hill; other relatives and many friends. 
...Funeral services were held June 4, 2013, at the funeral home.  Rev. D. Kent Deubner of the First Christian Church officiated.  Interment in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. 
...Casket bearers were Danny Hammons, Donny Hammons, Ed Hammons, Jerod Hammons, Shane Hammons and Steve Hammons.  Honorary casket bearer was John Hammons
...Memorial contributions are suggested to Pleasant Hill Meals on Wheels 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.


Juanita Bell Lotspeich Meyer

...Juanita Bell Lotspeich Meyer, 95, departed this life May 31, 2013. She was born Oct. 17, 1917, in East Lynne. She graduated from Garden City High School and attended nursing school at St. Luke's School where she met her husband Albert Luther Meyer.
...Juanita is survived by three daughters and their children; a son and his son; three sisters, Naomi Hawn of Harrisonville, Wilma Sisk of Garden City, Helen Kenny and husband Don of Holden; brother, Jim Lotspeich and wife Betty of Pleasant Hill and many nieces and nephews.
...Juanita was preceded in death by her husband, Al; parents, J. W. and Gladys Lotspeich; sisters, Ioma McFerrin and June Leslie and brother, Robert Lotspeich.
...A memorial service was held June 4 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Mission, Kans. Arrangements by The Amos Family Funeral Home.


Helen "Imogene"
Caywood
...Helen "Imogene" Caywood, age 78, of Exeter, Missouri, passed away May 19, 2013, in Mercy Hospital in Springfield. She was born February 2, 1935, in Exeter, the daughter of Clovis and Helen Lucy (Smith) Packwood.
...On November 8, 1952, in Eureka Springs, Ark., she was united in marriage to Paul Caywood, who survives. Also surviving are five daughters, Paula Jean Smith and her husband, Roger of Pleasant Hill; Donna Lynn Hahner and her husband, Kenny of Raymore; Robin Rae Hunt and her husband, Bob of Pleasant Hill; Sonyia Louise Burch and her husband, Jacob of Lee's Summit, and Martha Rachelle Farrell and her husband, Jimmy of Belton; two brothers, Verdain Packwood of Wheaton, Missouri and Harold Packwood and his wife, Joy of Exeter; one sister, Betty Kaiser, of Exeter; 14 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.
...Preceding her in death were her parents and one brother, Leon Packwood.
...Imogene grew up in Exeter, and received her education at Hazeldale Rural School. After their marriage, she and Paul moved to Kansas City and lived there until Paul's retirement in 1996, except for a short time in the 1960s. Imogene was a
homemaker and a member of Ridgley Church of Christ in Ridgley, Missouri.
...Funeral services were held Home in Pleasant Hill. Lucas Guittar conducted the service. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Casket bearers were Kenny Hahner, Jimmy Farrell, Bob Hunt, Jacob Burch, Charles Burch and Roger Smith.
...Contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation in memory of Imogene.
...Arrangements by Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill

Mirthey "Sue"
Forster
...Mirthey "Sue" Forster, Greenwood, Missouri was born July 16, 1933 in Macon, Kentucky and departed this life on May 22, 2013 at Lee's Summit Medical Center in Lee's Summit, Missouri at the age of 79 years. She was the daughter of Charles Alton and Essie Beale (Tibbs) Jones.
...Sue grew up and attended school in Memphis, Tennessee. On July 3, 1953 she was united in marriage with a young Air Force serviceman, William Ray Forster in Tupelo, Mississippi and began her life as an Air Force wife. Sue and Bill were stationed in several places over the years, including Oklahoma. After Bill's Air Force career ended the Forster family moved to Wisconsin to make their home where they owned and operated a dairy farm. In 1982 the Forster family moved to the Kansas City area and seven years ago Sue and Bill moved to Greenwood to make their home.
...Sue was a very talented woman and worked in real estate and as a manager for Tupperware, but her passion and ambition was directed toward being a loving wife and mother.
...Sue was a member of the Church of Christ (Cedar Street) in Pleasant Hill.
...She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Essie Jones; three brothers, Irue, James and Vernon Jones; two sisters, infant Vivian Jones and Alma Lou Novak.
...Sue is survived by her husband, William Ray Forster of the home; one son, William "Mark" Forster and wife Kim of Lee's Summit; two daughters, Debra Sue Kinder and husband Brian of Birmingham, Ala. and Christine Renee Friedrich of Lee's Summit; one brother, Charles Jones of Odessa, Tex.; two sisters, Shirley Gregory of Whiteville, Tenn. and Patsy Godwin of Collierville, Tenn.; seven grandchildren, three great grandchildren, other relatives and many, many friends.
...Funeral services for Sue Forster were held May 25, 2013 at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill, with Minister Kelly McCoy officiating. No graveside services were held.
...In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Heartland Chapter, 3846 W. 75th Street, Prairie Village, Kansas 66208-0076.

Carol Sue Quinn
..Carol Sue Quinn, 69, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life on May 15, 2013, surrounded by her beloved family at her home. She was born May 3, 1944 in Pleasant Hill, the daughter of Ernest Lee and Ella Blanche (Hamilton) Quinn.
..Carol spent her younger years in Pleasant Hill and graduated from Pleasant Hill High School in 1962.
..Carol lived in Blue Springs, for over 30 years where she was a supervisor for Peterson Manufacturing. After her retirement she moved to Racket, Mo. for three years before moving back to Pleasant Hill in 2009.
..She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest L. Quinn on June 7, 1972 and Ella Blanche Quinn on November 26, 1983; her life companion, Jeannie Cervantes, on December 21, 2012; four sisters, Ernestine Haller, Harriet (Jean) Wescott, Mary Ann Trull and Kay Crews.
..Carol is survived by two brothers, Jack Quinn and wife Hazel of Blue Springs, and James R. "Jim" Quinn and wife Nancy of Pleasant Hill; Jeannie's daughters, Toni Monheiser of Blue Springs; Lisa Cloverdyke of Lake Tapawingo; Fran Feldkamp of Independence, and Gina Roberts of Blue Springs; Jeannie's10 grandchildren and four great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.
..Graveside services for Carol Sue Quinn were held May 21, 2013 at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Rev. Denis Payne, of Crossroads Hospice, officiated. Casket bearers were Brandon Quinn, Jeremy Quinn, Jerry White, Aden Monheiser, Greg Feldkamp and Jacob Cloverdyke.
..Memorial contributions, in memory of Carol Sue Quinn may be made to Crossroads Hospice Charitable Foundation, 10810 E. 45th Street, Suite 300, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74146.
..Arrangements by Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Ronald Eugene
"Ron" Elliott
...Ronald Eugene "Ron" Elliott, 60, departed this life on May 14, 2013 at his home in Pleasant Hill, surrounded by family, friends and loved ones.
...He was born September 27, 1952 in Kansas City, the son of Leo Robert and Marjorie Lee (Hosler) Elliott.
...Ron attended Southeast High School in Kansas City. On October 18, 1969 he was united in marriage with Nancy Jane Jones in Carrollton. The Elliott family had lived in the Pleasant Hill area for over 30 years.
...Ron was a truck driver, employed by Livingston Trucking. He had been a Teamster, an owner operator and had worked at various other driving jobs during his lifetime.
...He is survived by his wife Nancy (Jones) Elliott of the home; three daughters, Angela Norman and husband Brent, Amy Baldwin and husband John and Amanda Kobel all of Pleasant Hill; his mother, Marjorie Elliott of Peculiar; six grandchildren, one great grandchild, five sisters, two brothers and many loving nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.
...Cremation has been accorded and no services are scheduled. Flowers and contributions may be sent to the home.
...Arrangements by Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Leola Jean
Woodrome
...Leola Jean Woodrome, 59, of Pleasant Hill, formerly of Lee's Summit, departed this life on May 11, 2013, at the Crown Care Center, Harrisonville.
...She was born August 17, 1953, in Kansas City, the daughter of Arthur Lee and Edna May (Houston) Shepard.
...She was a 1972 graduate of the Marion C. Early High School in Morrisville, Missouri.
...Leola was a bus driver for the Lee's Summit School district for many years; later she drove for OATS Incorporated.
...In her spare time she loved reading, word searches, playing cards and visiting with her fellow bus drivers. She especially loved spending time with her grandchildren.
...Leola was preceded in death by her mother.
...She is survived by her father, Arthur Shepard of Sun City, Arizona; two sons, Quentin (and Amber) Woodrome of Grandview, and Arthur Dwayne (and Michelle) Jones of Holden; three grandchildren, Kaylee Jones, Kinadie Jones and Ryan Woodrome; two sisters, Florence (and Charles) Nickerson of Harrisonville, and Sonja (and Larry) Berg of Phoenix, Arizona; other relatives and friends.
...Cremation has been accorded.
...A memorial service was held May 17, 2013 at the Pleasant Hill Masonic Lodge. Inurnment will be in the Osceola Cemetery at a later date.
...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.

Michael Wayne
"Buck" Buxton
...Michael Wayne "Buck" Buxton, 63, a lifelong resident of Pleasant Hill, departed this life at May 18, 2013, at the Harrisonville Health Center.
...He was born December 5, 1949, in Kansas City, the son of Charles "Buck" and Dorothy Mae "Dot" (Johnson) Buxton.
...Mike graduated from Pleasant Hill High School in 1967 and attended
Southwest Missouri State University.
...Following his time at SMSU, he spent six years with the Missouri National Guard.
...When he returned to Pleasant Hill he worked for Western Electric, Missouri Public Service and drove for several trucking companies in the area.
...Later he owned and operated Buck's Garage in Pleasant Hill. Mike was a gifted mechanic and craftsman.
...He was a member of the Strasburg Baptist Church.
...He was preceded in death by his father Buck Buxton; mother Dorothy "Dot" Phillips; one brother Charles Buxton; and his stepfather Henry "H.D" Phillips. Mike is survived by his stepbrother, Martin (and Susan) Phillips of Kansas City; one step-sister, Cheryl (and Ted) McIntosh of Leawood; special friends and caregivers, Gary and Karen Moulder of Pleasant Hill; several cousins; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.
...Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill. Pastor Preston Sanders of the Strasburg Baptist Church will officiate. Interment will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Casket bearers are Greg McClure, Gary Moulder, Martin Phillips, Jay Sanders, Mike Scott and John Stodgell .
...Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
...Memorial contributions are suggested to the Strasburg Baptist Church or Crossroads 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.

Eloise L. Addison
..Eloise L. Addison, 86, of Pleasant Hill, passed away on May 2, 2013 at the Pleasant Hill Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born January 21, 1927 in Omaha, Nebraska to Perry and Minnie Beatrice (Wheeler) Morrill and was the youngest of 11 children. Mrs. Addison spent her younger years in the Omaha area.
..On March 3, 1947, she was united in marriage with James Robert Addison in Las Vegas, Nev. They made their home in San Bernardino, Calif. for 20 years, then in Utah for nine months before moving to Colorado for eight years. In 1975 Mr. and Mrs. Addison moved to Lone Jack.
..After Mr. Addison's death on February 14, 2002, Mrs. Addison moved to Pleasant Hill. Although, having no children of her own, Mrs. Addison was "Grandmother" to the children of Mike and Dorothy Cleveland and a vital part of their family. Mrs. Addison was a member of the Pleasant Hill Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Addison was preceded in death by all 10 of her siblings.
..She is survived by several nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
..Cremation has been accorded and a Memorial Service was held May 12, 2013 at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Pleasant Hill with Robin L. Clark officiating

Matthew L. Young
...Matthew L. Young, 27, of Pleasant Hill, passed away May 3, 2013. He was born December 30, 1985 to Terry and Joy (Hart) Young in Kansas City. On April 21, 2012 he was united in marriage to Claire Markey, and she survives of the home.
...Matthew was a fire fighter for the Central Jackson County Fire Protection District and the Pleasant Hill Fire Department. He was a Baptist by faith. He was a member of International Fire Fighter's Union # 3133, and a founder of Paul M. Busch Foundation for the Outdoors.
...He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Ralph Young, and maternal grandparents, James and Joyce Hart. In addition to his wife, Claire, he is survived by his parents, Terry and Joy Young of Pleasant Hill; paternal grandmother, Nona Young of Raytown; sisters, Jacki Scott and husband Ryan of Savannah, Mo.; Rachel Wall and husband Bryan of Rosendale, Mo,, and Sarah Buchanan and husband Andrew of Republic, Mo.; nieces and nephews, Rylee, Seth and Adryan Scott, Jayden and Ashtyn Wall and Zachary Buchanan.
...Funeral services for Matthew were at Abundant Life Baptist Church, in Lee's Summit. Burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Contributions in memory of Matthew may be made to Paul M. Busch Foundation for the Outdoors.
...Arrangements by Meyers Funeral Chapel, 1600 W. Main St., Blue Springs. Memories and condolences for the family may be left at www.meyersfuneralchapel.com.

Diana Sue Bush
...Diana Sue Bush, age 62, Mound City, Kansas, formerly of Pleasant Hill, passed away May 8, 2013 as the result of a motor vehicle accident.
...Funeral service were held at May 13, 2013 at Mound City First Baptist Church. Burial was in the Littell Cemetery, rural Pleasanton.
...The family suggests contributions to the Diana Bush Memorial. On line condolences for the family can be left at www.schneiderfunerals.com. Arrangements were by the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Mound City Chapel.

Margie Roberts
...Margie Roberts, 84, of Raymore, formerly of East Lynne, departed this life May 7, 2013, surrounded with love and family. She was born January 13, 1929, in Biggets, Ark., the daughter of Luther and Pearl (Fossey) Haney.
...On February 19, 1944, she was united in marriage to Jay Roberts in Paragoul, Ark. He preceded her in death on March 18, 1992.
...Margie was a wonderful homemaker. She had also been employed as a cook and housekeeper for the ABC Nursing Home in Harrisonville, was the Lunch Lady for the East Lynne school district for several years, and a cook at Twin Pines Country Club, Harrisonville. She loved flowers, coffee, camping and a good garage sale. She attended the East Lynne Baptist Church.
...Margie was also preceded in death by one son, Luther Wayne Roberts in December, 1960; her daughter, Donna Linthicum in March, 2010; one grandson, Jason Linthicum in March, 2010; one great grandson, Clayton Roberts in October, 1988; four siblings, Ed, Tom, Allie and Mildred.
...She is survived by one son, Jeff Roberts of Peculiar, formerly of East Lynne; two grandsons, Doug (and Amanda) Linthicum, of Schell City, and Nathan Roberts of Appleton City; three granddaughters, Lindsey Roberts of Strasburg, Alyssa Roberts of Clinton and Azlynn (and Justin) Stacy of Peculiar; seven great grandchildren Trevor, Rebekah, Alyssa, Shawn, Brandon, Caden and Brecklynn; other relatives and many friends.
...Funeral services were held at May 13, 2013 at the funeral home. Rev. Clifford Woolery officiated. Interment in the Strasburg Cemetery. Casket bearers were Vance Hammond, Doug Linthicum, Shawn Linthicum, Jeff Roberts, Sam Roberts, Terry Roberts, Justin Stacy and Eric Williamson.
...Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanleydickeyfuneralhome.com.
...Arrangements by Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Helen Tressia Allen
...Helen Tressia Allen, 90, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life on May 6, 2013, at the Pleasant Hill Health & Rehabilitation Center.
...She was born March 24, 1923, in Independence, the daughter of Charles H. and Bertha Tressia (Martin) Williams. Helen was a 1941 Buckner High School graduate. On October 3, 1947, she was united in marriage to Merlin Stewart Allen in Independence. He preceded her in death on March 11, 1997.
...Helen was a homemaker. Her hobbies included sewing, cross stitching, quilting and painting. She was an active member of the Pleasant Hill Community of Christ Church in which she was a Sunday School teacher for many years.
...She also attended Slover Park Community of Christ and Kentucky Hills Community of Christ in Independence.
...She was a member of the Ore Club in Pleasant Hill and was Founder of the Friendly Street Club in Independence. She was a volunteer for Pleasant Hill Meals on Wheels and at Pleasant Hill Health and Rehabilitation. She was also preceded in death by one granddaughter, Melissa Wanjean Allen on April 17, 2002, one brother, Charles Williams, and one sister Alice Patrick.
...She is survived by two sons Roger E. Allen and his wife Cyndi, and Mark S. Allen and his wife Nancy, all of Pleasant Hill; one granddaughter, Tressia Michelle Ream and her husband Dr. Daniel Ream of Warrensburg; other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held May 9, 2013, at the Community of Christ church, Pleasant Hill. Elder Kenneth Tucker officiated. Music was rendered by Janice Tuttle, organist, with duets by Donna Harper and Laura Jenkins. Interment in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Casket bearers were Brad Harper, Charles Howe, Dennis Patrick, Lyle Rosanbalm, Rick Tucker and Allen Williams, and honorary casket bearer was Andy Mitchell.
...Memorial contributions are suggested to the Community of Christ church, Pleasant Hill and may be sent in care of the funeral home.

Grace Elizabeth
Evans
..Grace Elizabeth (Sissy) Lemasters Evans, 62, of Pleasant Hill, passed away from complications of lung cancer, May 3 2013.
..She was born November 2 1950. She is survived by her husband, Lawrence Evans; daughter and son-in-law, Lorie and Louie Metcalf; five grandchildren, Derek, Alysa, Aaron, Arica, Aaron and Devan; two great granddaughters, Addyson and Avery; mother, Grace Lemasters; brother, Bill Lemasters Jr.; sisters, Pam Geiger and Dorothy Keith; many nieces, nephews and cousins. She
was dearly loved and will be missed by all.
..Funeral services are Wednesday, May 8, 6 pm at Chapel of Memories Funeral Home, 30000 Valor Drive, Grain Valley, with a visitation at 5 p.m. prior to services. Arrangments by Chapel of Memories Funeral Home, Grain Valley.

Helen Allen
...Helen Allen, 90, of Pleasant Hill, died May 6, 2013. Funeral services are pending.
...Service times and a complete obituary will be published in next week's edition of the Pleasant Hill Times and online at www.stanleyckeyfuneralhome.com.
...Arrangements by Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Greg Lee Beemer
...Greg Lee Beemer, 54, of Pleasant Hill, formerly of Belton, departed this life on April 23, 2013 at his home surrounded by the love of his wife and sons.  He was born November 18, 1958. 
...Greg loved the outdoors.  He enjoyed camping and gathering with friends and family around a campfire.  He dedicated his time to teaching his grandchildren to fish, taking his sons hiking through the woods, expanding their knowledge of the beauty that encompasses them. 
...Greg was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Patricia Beemer. He is survived by his wife, Rosetta Schlagle Beemer; brother, Earl Beemer; three sons, Greg Lee (Alexandra) of Belton; Jacob and Joshua of Pleasant Hill; six grandchildren, Corbin, Mariah, Brittany, Christian, Jacob and Serenity. 
...Cremation has been accorded.  The family will host a memorial service at a later date.

James G. Palmer
...James G. Palmer, 80, passed away April 18, 2013. He was born on October 4, 1932 in Pleasant Hill, to James W. Palmer and Ola B. Palmer. His parents and a step daughter, Wendolyn Kramer preceded him in death.
...He was employed by Farmland Industries for 31 years. He managed Central Cooperative in Pleasant Hill and United Cooperative in Hampton, Nebraska.
On December 4, 1995, he was awarded the Dreyer Award for outstanding management.
...James was a member of the Methodist Church in Aurora, Nebraska. After retiring to Florida in 1995, he was a consultant for many Coops throughout the Midwest, and in Russia for three weeks.
...During his retirement, he enjoyed playing golf, billiards, reading, watching football and other sports, and working in his yard and growing flowers.
...He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife of 37 years, LaVonne, daughter and son-in-law, Bambi and Alan Clark in Texas; a son, Brent Palmer, Jackson, Miss.; a sister, Alice Atkinson, Independence; brothers, Mike Palmer and wife Linda, Shawnee, Kans., and Patrick Palmer and his wife, Jennifer, Kansas City; step children, Susan Dale in Florida; John Kramer in Kansas; grandchildren, Aaron Palmer, of Jackson, Miss., Garret Kramer, of Florida, Dakota Kramer of Kans., Jessica Renfrew of Kans., Alex Renfrew of Kans., Nicholas Kramer of North Carolina, and Tucker Kramer of North Carolina.
...A memorial service and Celebration of James' Life will be held on June 29, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at The United Methodist Church, Pleasant Hill. Contributions may be made to the Cancer Society or St. Jude's.

Dennis Wayne Schmidt
...Dennis Wayne Schmidt, 63, of Harrisonville, departed this life Monday, April 22, 2013, at his home. He was born January 2, 1950, in El Dorado Springs, the son of Wilbern Wayne and Anna Frances (Hlavacek) Schmidt.
...Dennis was a 1968, Pleasant Hill High School graduate. He was a United States Navy Veteran; spending eight years serving his country as an electrician aboard Naval Nuclear Submarines.
...In 1978, he was united in marriage to Francine Stephenson in Harrisonville. They later divorced, but he remained in close contact with his step-daughters, Charity, Faith and Hope.
...Following high school, he was employed as a lineman for the United Telephone Company in Harrisonville; later working for his uncle, Donald Schmidt, as a roofer, also in Harrisonville.
...He moved to Texas and worked as a quality assurance inspector for the Comanche Nuclear Power Plant. After he returned from Texas in 1997, Dennis worked as a loan officer for the Total Mortgage Company; he was currently employed at New Day Financial in Harrisonville.
...He was the current treasurer of the Cass County Elks Lodge #2791. He enjoyed fishing, mushroom hunting, playing cards and golfing. Foremost he loved family gatherings and spending time with friends. He was a member of the Strasburg Baptist Church.
...Dennis was preceded in death by his father. He is survived by his mother, Anna Frances Barker of Pleasant Hill; three step-daughters, Charity (and Greg) Rector of Urich; Faith (and Billy) Sherman of Freeman, and Hope Mason of Harrisonville; one brother, Rodney (and Maureen) Schmidt of Archie; one sister, Marcella (and Billy) Ellifrits of Pleasant Hill; one half sister, Julie (and Drew) Mowen of Willard; one stepsister Wendy (and Chris) Minshall of Lee's Summit; his stepmother, Carolyn Schmidt of Lee's Summit; several step grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; several great nieces and nephews; many other relatives; and many friends.
...Funeral services were held April 27, 2013, at the funeral home. Rev. Dave Driskell officiated. Full military honors were provided by the United States Navy and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3118 Honor Guard.
...Cremation has been accorded. Inurnment will be in the Strasburg Cemetery at a later date.
...Honorary casket bearers were Jim Beckerdite, Steve Bricker, John Brown, Eric Farmer, Pat Flanner, Ronnie Henderson, Russ Love, Tim Morris, John Rinehart, Mick Roush, Jerry Saling and Chuck Taylor.
...Memorial contributions are suggested to the Cass County Elks Lodge #2791 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.

Gerald Leroy Schlagle
...Gerald Leroy Schlagle, 62, of Pleasant Hill, formerly of Peculiar, departed this life on April 20, 2013, at the Lee's Summit Medical Center.
...Gerald was born September 18, 1950, in Kansas City, the son of Bert Lee and Barbara Jo (Bryson) Schlagle.  He was a 1969 Grain Valley High School graduate.
...On September 4, 1970, he was united in marriage to Donna Jean Stuart in Buckner.
...Gerald owned and operated Schlagle Foundation.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing in his spare time.
...He was preceded in death by his parents and one great granddaughter, Sophie Leanne Lyon Schlagle.
...Gerald is survived by his wife Donna of the home; two daughters, Melissa Schlagle, and Geri Anne Schlagle, both of Pleasant Hill; three grandchildren, Chris and Davin Schlagle of Grain Valley, and Kaylin Smith of Garden City; one brother, Elmer "Gene" Schlagle of Pleasant Hill; one sister, Rosetta (and Greg) Beemer of Pleasant Hill; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.
...Cremation has been accorded.  The family hosted a memorial visitation on April 28, 2013, at their home on Lexington Road in Pleasant Hill. 
...Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Heart Association. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanleydickeyfuneralhome.com.
...Arrangements by  Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Billy Dean Maire
...Billy Dean Maire, 80, formerly of Pleasant Hill, departed this life on February 4, 2013 at his home in Concord, North Carolina. He was born April 24, 1932 in Jefferson County, Missouri, the son of William J. "Bill" and Augusta (Hayes Maire.
...Bill spent most of his life in the Pleasant Hill area. He graduated from Pleasant Hill High School in 1950 and proudly served his country in the United States Navy during the Korean War.
...Bill owned and operated a lawn maintenance company before his retirement.
...About a year ago Bill moved to Concord, North Carolina to be closer to his children, but no matter where he lived, he always considered Pleasant Hill his "home."
...He was preceded in death by his parents, William J. "Bill" and Augusta Maire and his brother and sister-in-law, Bob G. and Mary Ellen Maire.
...Bill is survived by three sons, Michael Maire of Concord, North Carolina; Brett and Steve Maire, both of Texas; one daughter, Dana Sciranko of Concord; four granddaughters, three grandsons, three great granddaughters, other relatives and many friends.
...Cremation was accorded and a Memorial Service will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 27, 2013 at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill with Elder Duane Rogers officiating. Inurnment in Pleasant Hill Cemetery with Military Funeral Honors, provided by V.F.W. Post #3118 of Pleasant Hill.
...In Memory of Bill D. Maire, contributions are suggested to Wayside Waifs, Inc., 3901 Martha Truman Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64137 or The Humane Society of Greater Kansas City, 5445 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kansas 66104.

Gerald Leroy Schlagle
...Gerald Leroy Schlagle, 62, of Pleasant Hill, died April 20, 2013, at the Lee's Summit Medical Center.
...Cremation has been accorded. The family will host a memorial visitation, Sunday, April 28, 2013, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at their home, 209 Lexington Rd., Pleasant Hill.
...Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Heart Association. A complete obituary will be published in next week's edition of the Pleasant Hill Times and online at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com.

Jeannette (Keithley)
Adams
...Jeannette (Keithley) Adams, 75, departed this life on April 18, 2013, surrounded by her loving family, at the home of her sister and brother-inlaw, Terri and Bob Yarber, in Pleasant Hill. She was born December 6, 1937 in Pleasant Hill, the daughter of Albert and Hilda (Greene) Keithley.
...Jeannette spent most of her life in the Pleasant Hill area. She graduated from Pleasant Hill High School as valedictorian in 1955 where she was a member of the girls' basketball team, a cheerleader and played the flute in the Pleasant Hill High School band.
...Jeannette earned a Master's in Education degree from Central Missouri State College in May, 1967 and taught for 31 years in the Lee's Summit School District before her retirement.
...She had taught Sunday School at the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church when still a young woman and in later years taught Sunday School at the Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Lee's Summit.
...After her retirement, Jeannette traveled to many foreign and exotic places, making friends and collecting cherished mementos.
...Jeannette was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Hilda Keithley; one brother, Albert Guy "Bud" Keithley and one grandson, Kyle Eason.
...She is survived by a son, David Adams and wife Jeni, grandsons, Lane, Dylan, and Jacob, and one daughter, Dianna Eason and husband Pascal and grandsons, Brett and Cole, all of Pleasant Hill; three sisters, Donna Shaw and husband Pat of Butler; Jean Alexander and husband Ellis and Terri Yarber and husband Bob, all of Pleasant Hill.
...Cremation has been accorded and a Memorial Visitation for Jeannette (Keithley) Adams will be held from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Friday, April 26, 2013 at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill. A private family inurnment will be held at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery at a later date.
...Memorial contributions, In Memory of Jeannette (Keithley) Adams, may be made to Crossroads Hospice, 9237 Ward Parkway, Suite 300, KCMO 64114 or SIDS Resources, Inc. (www.sidsresources.org), 4051 Broadway, KCMO 64111.

Rebecca A. "Becki"
Schildknecht
...Rebecca Ann "Becki" Schildknecht, 45, of Warrensburg, departed this life, after a brief battle with cancer, on April 7, 2013, at her home, surrounded by her loving family.
...She was born March 7, 1968 in Tucson, Arizona, the daughter of Thomas and Barbara (Harrison) Bakie.
...Becki graduated from Branson High School and obtained a music degree from the College of the Ozarks. On June 2, 1990, she married Kevin D. Schildknecht at the First Presbyterian Church of Branson, and to this union two children, Tyler and Morgan, were born.
...The Schildknecht family had been residents of Warrensburg, for 11 years. Becki was a library technician for the University of Central Missouri.
...Becki was a gifted flute player and was a member of the Sedalia Symphony. She was an active member of the Long Branch Baptist Church, rural Odessa, where her husband, Kevin, is the pastor, and was the Sunday school teacher for the adult class and performed many flute solos for the services.
...She is survived by her husband Rev. Kevin D. Schildknecht and two children, Tyler Dean Schildknecht and Morgan Janae Schildknecht, all of the home; her parents, Thomas and Barbara Bakie of Nixa; her father and mother-in-law, Darvin and Donna Schildknecht of Cleveland, Mo.; one brother, William Bakie of Branson; three sisters, Kristen Gutierrez and husband Daniel of Lincoln, Nebr., Sheri Wojowicz and husband Chris of Diamond, Mo, and Jennifer Bruton and husband Mike of Forsyth, Mo; one brother-in-law, Kyle Schildknecht and wife Carmen of Springfield, Mo.; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and countless friends.
...Funeral services for Becki A. Schildknecht were held April 12, 2013 at Grover Park Baptist Church, Warrensburg. Rev. Robert Sisney officiated. Honorary casket bearers were Larry Gregory, Dennis Huff, David Luff, Charles Osborn, Donald Rider, Kyle Schildknecht, Don Tye and Brent York.
...Cremation will be accorded after service. Memorial contributions in memory of Becki may be made to the Long Branch Baptist Church Memorial Fund. Arrangements by Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Thelma G.
McGlathery
...Thelma G. McGlathery, 84, departed this life on April 9, 2013. She was born September 24, 1928 in Oak Grove, the daughter of Elmer Crow and Mary Pearl (Wooley) Bailey.
...Thelma won a prestigious beauty contest while in high school. She also received a scholarship for college, but turned it down in order to get married.
..On April 26, 1946, Thelma was united in marriage with Jack W. McGlathery in Olathe. They lived in Strasburg for two years before moving to Independence.
...Mr. McGlathery passed away July 27, 1993. Four years ago Thelma moved to Blue Springs, to make her home with her daughter and son-in-law.
...Thelma was the head cosmetologist for Crown Drug Store for several years.
...She was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church in Independence, a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Area 47 and was a former president of the women's auxiliary.
...In addition to her husband, Jack, Thelma was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Mary Bailey; two brothers, Elmer and John Bailey; six sisters, Margaret Wingo, Elizabeth Stephens, Nellie Smith, Ruth Barger, Opal Bailey and Eva Lunceford.
...Thelma is survived by one daughter, Jacqueline S. Austin and husband Roy of Blue Springs; one grandson, Jack Kelly and one granddaughter, Sandra Henderson, both of Kansas City; three great grandchildren, other relatives and
many friends.
...A private family interment was held April 11, 2013 at the Strasburg Cemetery. Arrangements by Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Montie N.
(Hyatt) Geier
...Montie N. (Hyatt) Geier, 75, departed this life on April 9, 2013 at her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born October 15, 1937 in Gunn City, the daughter of Harold H. "Pug" and Doris N. (McLear) Hyatt.
...Montie graduated from East Lynne High School in 1956. On December 21, 1958, she was united in marriage with Albert S. Geier in Kansas City. They made their home in Kansas City until 1977 when they moved to Grain Valley.
...Montie was a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and "part-time farmer." Her life centered around her family.
...In addition to her husband, Albert Geier, Montie was preceded in death by her parents, Harold "Pug" and Doris Hyatt; four brothers, Phil, Pat, John Thomas and Bruce Hyatt and two sisters, Delores Ruiz and Penny Reynolds.
...She is survived by two sons, Albert W. Geier of the home and David A Geier of Grain Valley; one daughter, Johanna M. Willis and husband Randy of Oak Grove; three brothers, Robert and Mike Hyatt and Steve Hyatt of Garden City; five sisters, Jane Hutchings of La-Tour, Barbara Younger of Grain Valley, Judy Laffoon of Peculiar, Joyce Foote of Pleasant Hill and Linda Lynch of Kansas City; four grandchildren, Matthew Willis, Dustin Geier, Denton Geier and Erin Willis; one great grandchild, Denton Wayne Geier (DW), other relatives and many friends.
...Cremation has been accorded. A Memorial Service to honor Montie Geier was held on April 13, 2013 at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill, with Chaplain Roger Freed officiating. The family suggest contributions to American Lung Association, Kansas City Metro Area, 6701 W. 64th Street, Suite 110, Overland Park, Kansas 66202 or Vitas Hospice, 4041 S. Lynn Court Drive, Suite 300, Independence, Missouri 64055. Arrangements by Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Donald Ray
Breedlove
...Donald R. Breedlove, 59, departed this life on March 29, 2013 at St. Luke's East in Lee's Summit.
...He was born October 27, 1953 in Kansas City, the son of Homer and Pauline Alice (Rayburn) Breedlove.
...Don attended Lee's Summit High School.
...On February 4, 2000, Don was united in marriage with Amy Jo Guthridge in Maui, Hawaii.
...They made their home in Holden, until 2003 when they moved to the Pleasant Hill/Strasburg area. In 2005 the Breedlove family moved to Rich Hill where they lived for two years before moving to Urich in 2007.
...Don was an entrepreneur who owned and operated several businesses including Pleasant Hill Muffler and Don Breedlove Trucking.
...He was preceded in death by his parents, Homer and Pauline A. (Rayburn) Breedlove; one brother, Dean Breedlove; three sisters, Lillie Long, Delorse Baker and Mary Breedlove. Don is survived by his wife, Amy Jo (Guthridge) Breedlove of the home; two sons, Donald N. Breedlove and wife Kaleigh of St. Joseph, and Sammy Dean Breedlove of the home; three daughters, Danielle K. Wilkerson, Samantha Jo Breedlove and Madelyn Mae Breedlove, all of the home; one sister, Betty Tudor of Lee's Summit; one grandchild, Mari-Alis J. Breedlove, other relatives and many friends.
...Cremation was accorded and a Memorial Service for Donald Ray Breedlove will be held 3:00 p.m. Friday, April 19, 2013 at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill.

Thelma Lois
Brown
...Thelma Lois Brown, 101, of Pleasant Hill, formerly of Kansas City North, departed this life on April 13, 2013, at the Pleasant Hill Health and Rehabilitation Center, surrounded with love and family.
...She was born December 18, 1911, the daughter of Forrest David and Edna Pearl (Harris) Early, on her grandparents' farm near Centerview.
...Thelma graduated from Warrensburg Public High School in 1928. She then attended the Central Missouri Teachers College where she was a member of the Alpha Phi Delta Sorority and the Honorary Beta Chapter Sorority.
...On October 12, 1946, she was united in marriage to James Daniel "J.D." Brown in Kansas City, Kans. They were married for 64 years before he preceded her in death on December 31, 2010.
...She was a member of the First Calvary Baptist Church, which she joined in 1932. She served there in several capacities including the W.M.U. and the Pre School Sunday School. She was also a member of the Big Shoal Eastgate P.T.A, member and officer in the Cheerful Tillers Garden Club and a member of the Clay County Council of Garden Clubs.
...She was preceded in death by two brothers Forrest "Bunny" Early and Floyd "Bud"Early. Thelma is survived by one son, Jim Brown and wife Kathleen of Pleasant Hill; one grandson, James Daly Brown and wife Angela of Kansas City; five granddaughters, Kathleen Brundage and husband Don of Pleasant Hill; Kelly Coady of Madison, Conn.; Kerry Schaub and husband Kenton of Harrisonville; Jennifer Bracken and husband Scott of Pleasant Hill; and Julie (Brown) Haralson of Pleasant Hill; a special niece Kay Foxe of Kansas City; 12 great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.
...The family appreciates Dr. John Moore and staff, the staff at Pleasant Hill Health and Rehabilitation Center and the staff of Crossroads Hospice, who all contributed to her care. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at the funeral home where visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until service time.
...Rev. Richard Williams of the New Covenant Fellowship Church, Garden City will officiate. Graveside services and interment will be held at 1:00 p.m. in the Fairview Cemetery, Kearney. Casket bearers are Scott Bracken, James Daly Brown, Don and Greg Brundage, Kenton, Austin and Tanner Schaub.
...Memorial contributions are suggested to the Crossroads 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.stanleydickeyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements were under the direction of the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Ruth Louise
Limbocker
...Ruth Louise Limbocker, 82, of Pleasant Hill, formerly of Blue Springs, departed this life April 13, 2013, at the Pleasant Hill Health and Rehabilitation Center.
...She was born, March 18, 1931, in Parsons, Kans., the daughter of Harold LeRoy and Victoria Ruth (Reisinger) Wigelsworth. She Louise attended Blue Springs High School.
...In April 1948, she was united in marriage to Ashby Paul Limbocker in Bentonville, Ark. He preceded her in death on November 15, 2008.
...Louise was an office manager for the Odessa Garment factory for several years. Later she and Ashby owned and operated the Lakeview Machine Shop in Camdenton.
...She was an avid painter and loved to sew and cook. She was also active in the Blue Springs Bowling League.
...She was also preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Donna Brown. Louise is survived by two daughters, Vickie (and Mike) Church of Pleasant Hill, and Vanessa (and Rob) Wetch of Eldon; four grandchildren, Karrie (and Curt) Foerster of Greenwood; Nathan (and Jocelyn) Church of Pleasant Hill; Tonya (and Scott) Dickerson of Indianapolis, Ind., and Jason (and Andrea) Young of Holts Summit, Mo.; six great grandchildren, Gavin, Ashton, Cailyn, Hailey, Caitlyn and Wyatt; one brother, Bob (and Betty) Wigelsworth of Minnetonka, Minn.; one sister, Betty Minter of Fayettville, Ark.; numerous nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.
...Graveside funeral services were held on April 15, 2013, at the Blue Springs Cemetery. Mr. Bob Parr officiated. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanleydickeyfuneralhome.com.
...Arrangements were under the direction of the Stanley- Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Cecil Jordan "Bill"
Saulsbury
...Cecil Jordan "Bill" Saulsbury, 84, of Kansas City, passed away April 13, 2013, at the Missouri Veterans Home, Cameron, surrounded with love and family.
...He was born August 31, 1928, in Gowen, Okla., the son of Earl and Agnes (Patrick) Saulsbury.
...He worked at the Superior Oil Co. in Shafter, California, before being drafted into the U.S. Army. Cecil spent two years in Korea where he received numerous medals for his valor including a Purple Heart. After his discharge from the Army, he returned to California and resumed his career with Superior Oil, but he had already met a Missourian, Phyllis Arnhold, and his life changed forever.
...They were married in Lee's Summit, on September 18, 1953, before returning to Shafter.
...In 1955 they moved back to Missouri where Cecil began his life long career with Phillip's Petroleum. He owned and operated Cecil's 66 Service at 6244 Main in Kansas City, as well as stations in Prairie Village and Corinth Square Shopping Center in Kansas.
...Cecil was a long time member of Holmeswood Baptist Church, a supporter of 3 & 2 baseball and the Boy Scouts. Cecil was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Earl, Jr. and Johnie B. Saulsbury, and one sister, Betty Jane Robins.
...He is survived by his bride of 59½ years, Phyllis of the home; one daughter, Victoria (and Kenneth) Saulsbury Upchurch of Snowmass, Colo.; one son Michael Saulsbury of Linn Creek; two grandsons, Kyler of Lenexa, and Erik Saulsbury of Linn Creek; one sister, Joann Wisdom of Kansas City, Kans.; and one brother Larry (and Roberta) Saulsbury of Hartshorne, Okla.; a niece Joni Riley of Kansas City, Kans., and a nephew, Colonel Billie Wisdom of Leawood. He is also survived by many other nieces, nephews and close friends.
...In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the VFW, 406 W. 34th Street, Kansas City, Mo. 64111; Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor, NY, NY 10003 or Holmeswood Baptist Church, 9700 Holmes Road, Kansas City, Mo. 64131.
...Funeral services are pending. Service times will posted online at www.stanleydickeyfuneralhome. com or you may call (816) 540-5550 for further details. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanleydickeyfuneralhome.com.
...Arrangements were under the direction of the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

John William
Hopkins Jr.
...John William Hopkins Jr., 64, of Peculiar, departed this life on April 7, 2013 at the St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City. He was born June 5, 1948 in Charleston, South Carolina, the son of John William and Florence (Boyer) Hopkins.
...On September 4, 1971, John was united in marriage to Phyllis Carol Nugen in Kansas City. John was employed in commercial construction and was a member of the Local Union #27L, Kansas City. He was a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War. John loved to fish, garden and cook, but his greatest love was spending time with his family and grandchildren. John was known as a loyal, loving, honorable, smart, funny man who enjoyed passing his wisdom to family and friends.
...He was preceded in death by his parents. John is survived by his wife, Phyllis Hopkins of the home; two daughters, Kimberly Franklin and husband Richard, Flowery Branch, Georgia; Lisa Messinger and husband Ryan, Pleasant Hill; two grandsons, Samuel and Evan; a brother, Joseph Hopkins and a sister, Deborah Kelley; other relatives and many friends.
...A Celebration of Life reception was held on April 12, 2013 at the home of his daughter, Lisa Messinger.
...Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Heart Assoc., 6800 W. 93rd Street, Overland Park, Kansas 66212 or UNOS.org UNOS Foundation P.O. Box 2484 Richmond, Va. 23218 Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Cass County Cremation Service, Harrisonville.

Margaret Viola
White
...Margaret Viola White, 85 of Holden, Missouri passed away Thursday, April 11, 2013 at John Knox Village in Lee's Summit.
...Margaret was born August 28, 1927 in Boliver, Missouri daughter of Avis and Callie M. (Smith) Taylor.
...She was united in marriage to Paul William White on July 21, 1943 in Olathe, Kansas. The couple raised their family in both California and Missouri. They moved to the Holden area in 2003.
...She enjoyed sewing, needlework, puzzles and reading. Survivors include seven children: Donna Midkiff and husband, Richard of Holden; Paul White of San Bernardino, Calif.; Linda White of Holden, Nancy Conner and husband, Larry of Kingsville, Mary Barker and husband, Cecil, of Holden, Shannon Box of Holden and Wesley White and wife, Chris of Hanford, Calif.; daughter-inlaw:
Margaret White of San Jose, Calif.; forty four grandchildren; forty eight great grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren.
...She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul; a son, Robert White; a sister, Nadine Kane; a brother, Ernest Taylor, and son-in-law, Gene Box.
...Funeral Services: were held 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at Williams Funeral Chapel in Holden
...Reverend Dennis Chesnut officiated. Interment followed in the Kingsville Cemetery. Pallbearers were Bobby White, Bobby Barker, Cecil Barker, Cliff White, Bruce White, Santos White, Stanley White and Jason Malicoat. Arrangements were under the direction of the Williams Funeral Home of Holden. Online condolences may be left at www.williamsfuneralchapel.net

Harold Lee
Shewmaker
...Harold Lee Shewmaker,72, departed this life on April 2, 2013 at his home in Kansas City surrounded by his loving family.
...He was born April 16, 1940 in Versailles, Mo, the son of Clyde Ray and Eva Leona (Fuqua) Shewmaker.
...Harold lived in Versailles until 1948 when the Shewmaker family moved to Idaho for a short time.
...They returned to Missouri the same year and lived in Pleasant Hill briefly before moving to Lake Lotawana in 1949. Harold attended Lee's Summit, High
School.
...Harold proudly served his country in the United States Navy from July 1, 1957 until January 30, 1961. On August 22, 1959, while stationed in San Diego, Calif., Harold was united in marriage with Carolyn M. Chase in National City, Calif. and to this union three children, Clyde, Cindy and Steven were born.
...After Harold's honorable discharge from the Navy, he and Carolyn returned to the Kansas City area. In 1961, Harold went to work for the Federal Reserve
Bank of Kansas City. In nearly 38 years of service, Harold rose from mail clerk to become vicepresident and one of the most valuable members of the bank's
management team.
...In 1989, because of his superior managerial and leadership skills, Harold was asked to move to Omaha, Nebr., and take on the task of improving the performance of a branch of the Federal Reserve Bank and turn it around. He did indeed, to become one of the top district successes.
...Harold had a unique ability to combine hard work and career achievement with finding enjoyment and pleasure in doing the job. In 1998, Harold and Carolyn moved back to the Kansas City area, and Harold retired from the Federal Reserve in 1999.
...Among his other achievements, Harold acted as a Junior Achievement Advisor for Kansas City Schools in 1982 and 1983, a member of the Omaha, Red Cross Board of Directors from 1990 to 1996, a member of the Nebraska Council on Economic Education from 1989 to 1996, a member of the Kansas State University Finance Advisory Board from 1989 to 1996, a member of the Omaha Rotary Clubs from 1988 to 1996 and a member of the Lee's Summit Educational Fund Finance Committee.
...He also acted as a mentor for many of the young people hired into the Federal Reserve Bank's management development program, gave numerous motivational speeches to both high school and college students and hired many interns and played a major role in their development.
...With all the outstanding achievements and accomplishments of his life, Harold took the most pride in the love and devotion of and for his family. Harold was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde and Eva Shewmaker and four brothers,
James, Danny, John and Warren Shewmaker.
...He is survived by his wife Carolyn M. Shewmaker of the home; two sons, Clyde Ray Shewmaker, II and wife
Michelle of Winfield, Kans. and Steven Lee Shewmaker of Charlotte, N.C.; one daughter, Cindy L. Shewmaker of Kansas City; a brother, David Shewmaker and wife Vicki of Blue Springs; three sisters, Norma Hackley and Rena Hunt, both of Harrisonville and Virginia Wilson and husband Bob of Houston, Tex.; five grandchildren, Dustin Binder, Kevin Shewmaker, Reneé Shewmaker, Jenny Delich and Matthew Shewmaker; three great grandchildren, Rostin Binder, Charlotte Shewmaker, Ava Wilkins, other relatives and many friends.
...Services for Harold L. Shewmaker were held April 5, 2013 at the Wallace Funeral Home with Elder Butch Shewmaker officiating. Casket bearers were Enis Alldredge, Bob Allen, Jim Bowen, Rich Rasdall, Ron Ryan and Kent Scott.
...Jim Bell served as an Honorary Bearer. Burial was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery with Military Honors were provided by V.F.W. Post #3118 of Pleasant Hill.
...Memorial contributions In Memory of Harold may be made to the Paul Coverdell Scholarship Fund, Lee's Summit Educational Foundation or NorthCare Hospice, 2800 Clay Edwards Drive, North Kansas City, Missouri 64116 and may be mailed direct or left at the funeral home.

Billie Jean Haunschild
...Billie Jean Haunschild, 84, of Belton, formerly of Kansas City, Kansas, departed this life, March 28, 2013, at Carnegie Village, Belton, surrounded with love and family.
...She was born October 14, 1928, in Clinton, the daughter of Hugh and Willia (Hayes) Gunn. Billie Jean was a 1945 Pleasant Hill High School graduate and a 1949 University of Missouri graduate.
...On November 5, 1948 she was united in marriage to Robert L. Haunschild in Columbia. He preceded her in death in January, 1996.
...Billie Jean was employed as a bookkeeper for the Ore Radiator Service Company in Kansas City, Kans.
...She was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Kansas City, Kansas, where she was a member of the Lutheran Women's Missionary League and an active volunteer.
...She was also preceded in death by one son, Robert Haunschild; one granddaughter, Michelle Hayes; and one brother, Frank Gunn.
...She is survived by one daughter, Carol (and Greg) Hayes of Pleasant Hill; one son Paul (and Maria) Haunschild of Pleasant Hill; one daughter-in-law, Christine Haunschild, of Pittsburgh, Pa., and five grandchildren, Amy (and Chris) Madsen of Wichita, Kans., Laura Haunschild (and Sebastian) Bachmann, of Redwood City, Calif., Jason (and Traci) Hayes of Raymore; Nicholle Cheeseman of Pompano Beach, Fla., Richelle Haunschild of Liberty; six great grandchildren, Mallory, Mick, Walter, Karl, Markus and Dominic, other relatives, and many friends.
...Funeral services were April 2, 2013, at the funeral home. Pastors Tom Van Duzer and Frank Eberhart officiated. Interment in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Casket bearers were Sebastian Bachmann, Kerry Gunn, Kenny Hahner, Jason Hayes, Lance Huitt, Chris Madsen and Richard Wilson.
...Memorial contributions are suggested to the Kansas University Heart Hospital or the Robert L. Haunschild Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS) Seminary Scholarship Fund 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.

Mary F. Rogers
...Mary F. Rogers, 87 of Pleasant Hill, passed away on March 25, 2013 at the Kansas City Hospice House. Funeral services were held April 2, 2013 at the Langsford Funeral Home in Lee's Summit. Burial at the Floral Hills East Cemetery, Lee's Summit. Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Mary F. Rogers to Tarrara Court #83, LOS NA, 3918 S Hocker, Independence, MO 64055.
...Mary was born on January 20, 1926 in Princeton, Mo. She married Melvin D. Rogers on November 20, 1943 and had three sons. Mary and Melvin lived in Independence before moving to Pleasant Hill in 1999.
...She was a member of the Eastern Star and Ladies Oriental Shrine. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Nellie Finney; husband, Melvin D. Rogers; daughter-inlaw, Marcia L. Rogers; sisters, Katherine Campbell and Margaret Thomas; and brothers, Glen and John Finney.
...Mary is survived by sons, M. Jack Rogers (Carol Rogers), Marvin G. Rogers and Gary L. Rogers (Belinda Rogers); grandchildren, Samantha Rogers, Jacquelyn (Raymond) Kern, Jessica (Shaun) Steward, Richard Rogers and Sadie Rogers; greatgrandchildren, Tyler (Lindsey) Springer, Katie Springer, Bradley and Jonathan Rogers; and great-great-grandchildren, Wyatt and Lukas Springer.
...Services were under the direction of the Langsford Funeral Home, Lee's Summit.

Pauline A. Ashcroft
...Pauline A. Ashcroft, 92, of Pleasant Hill, died February 22, 2013, at her home.
...Cremation has been accorded. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at the funeral home. Inurnment will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
...Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
...Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com.
...Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Dorothy Brown Lyder
...Dorothy Brown Lyder, 94, formerly of Pleasant Hill and Paola, Kansas, departed this life on March 18, 2013, at Crown Care Center in Harrisonville. She was born May 23, 1918, in Walker, Missouri, the daughter of George and Ruth (Barker) Hardacre.
...She was a 1936 graduate of Paola High School. On January 29, 1939, she was united in marriage to Paul I. Brown in Independence. They made their home in Pleasant Hill and were married for 37 years. He preceded her in death on December 24, 1977. In November, 1988, she married John Lyder in Pleasant Hill. They were married for24 years and resided in Paola. He preceded her in death in August, 2012.
...Dorothy was a homemaker and was employed at Unity Village and Western Electric in Lee's Summit. In her earlier years, she worked as a telephone operator in Paola and Pleasant Hill.
...She was a member of the Pleasant Hill Community of Christ Church and attended Plum Creek Methodist Church, Paola.
...Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Gene Hardacre, two sisters, LaVerne Murdock and Georgie Baugher and a son-inlaw, Don Dinges.
...She is survived by one son, Phil Brown of Phoenix, Ariz.; one daughter, Paula Dinges of Pleasant Hill; five grandchildren, Sheilah (and Jerry) Bates of Pleasant Hill; Lance and (and Tracy) Dinges of Harrisonville, Christy Brown-Rappoport of Cave Creek, Ariz., Paul (and Michelle) Brown of Anthem, Ariz. and Stacey Tucker; four great grandchildren, Geoff Bates and Zachary Bates, both of Pleasant Hill, Hannah Dinges of Harrisonville, and William Rappoport of Cave Creek; four nieces; other relatives and friends.
...Private graveside services were held in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
...Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill. Memorial contributions are suggested to Vitas Hospice and may be sent in care of the funeral home.

Fern Graves
...Fern Graves, 85, of Strasburg, departed this life, March 24,
2013, at her home. She was born, November 23, 1927, in Avalon, Mo., the daughter of Claude A. and Virginia Mae (Rogers) Hackett.
...Fern was a 1945 Strasburg High School graduate. On February 14, 1953, she married Ed Graves in Strasburg. He preceded her in death on August 31, 2012.
...Fern was employed at Mobile Oil, Sears, was co-owner of the Strasburg General Store and was employed by Stock Auto Salvage before retiring in 1992.
...In her retirement Fern focused on attending her grandchildren's soccer, football, basketball, volleyball games and dance recitals. She loved her Strasburg Elementary Eagles and attended as many basketball games and school functions as possible.
...Fern enjoyed mowing her yard and the Strasburg Cemetery, fishing, playing cards and any activity with family and friends.
...In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a
granddaughter, Emily Graves, her twin sister Faye Comer and one brother, James D. Hackett.
...She is survived by 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 will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 28, 2013, at the funeral home.
...Pastor David Hackett of the Faith United Methodist Church,
Grain Valley, will officiate. Visitation will be held Wednesday,
March 27, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
...Interment will be in the Strasburg Cemetery. Casket bearers are Brad Graves, Eric Graves, Jason Graves, Lindsey Graves, Keith Wingard and Kevin Comer.
...Memorial contributions are suggested to Harden Hospice, 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 were under the direcction of the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Charles Wayne Reid
...Former Cass County presiding judge (commissioner) Charles Wayne Reid, 90, Peculiar, died Monday, March 11, 2013 at Cass Regional Medical Center in Harrisonville.
...Wayne was born on November 5, 1922, on the family farm two miles east of Peculiar, the son of Oscar Elton and Mary Estella (Pheasant) Reid.
...He attended the Thorngrove School and graduated from Peculiar High School in 1940. A lifetime resident of Peculiar, he spent his entire life as a farmer on the farm where he was born, raising sheep and cattle and various crops.
...A lifelong Democrat, Wayne served for many years on the Cass County Central Democratic Committee and was the last Presiding Judge of the Cass County Court (1979-1986) before it was renamed the Cass County Commission.
...He served on the boards of Mid-America Regional Council (MARC), United Missouri Bank, Baptist Medical Center, Casco Area Workshop, Cass County Board of Services, Wills Cemetery, Peculiar School District, Cass County Zoning Board and the West Peculiar Township Road District.
...He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Peculiar, one of the founders of the Peculiar Lions Club and its longest living member and a founding member of both Cass County Water District #10 and the Cass County Shrine Club.
...He was one of the original members of the Twin Pines Country Club in Harrisonville and the Cass County Historical Society. He was a Mason and a member of the Mounted
Guard of the Ararat Shrine.
...Wayne married Marjorie Jean Chaffin on May 21, 1944 at her parents' farm near Raymore, Missouri and enjoyed almost 60 years of marriage until her death in 2003. He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, an infant brother, Oscar Elton Reid and one grandson, Michael John Reid.
...He is survived by two sons, Charles (Chuck) Reid, II and John (Jack) C. Reid and wife, Cathleen A. Shine, all of Peculiar, Missouri; his granddaughter, Emily Anne Reid of Washington, D.C.; his sister, Mary Elizabeth Jones of Lee's Summit, Missouri and one brother, Dr. Robert C. Reid of Lexington, Massachusetts.
...Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Friday, March 15 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville with burial in Wills Cemetery, Peculiar.
...Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Peculiar or Food 4 Thought Backpack Program, c/o the funeral home.

Sandra Faye
(Greathouse) Powell
...Sandra Faye (Greathouse) Powell, 61, of Pleasant Hill, passed away Thursday. March 14, 2013, at her home in Pleasant Hill, surrounded by her loving family.
... She was born Jan. 21, 1952, in Enterprise, Alabama the daughter of Joseph C. and Agnes P. (Stuckey) Greathouse.
...Sandra was loved and admired by her co-workers and the residents of John Knox Village where she had worked in food service for 21 years.
...Sandra attended Echo Church in Pleasant Hill.
...She was preceded in death by her father, Joe Greathouse.
...Sandra is survived by her mother, Agnes Barker of Enterprise, Ala.; one son, Greg Powell, and wife, Tracy, of Lee's Summit; one daughter, Lisa Hernandez, and husband, Felix, of Pleasant Hill; three brothers, Joe Edd Greathouse, Tim Greathouse and Ronald Greathouse, and one sister, Kathy Stricklin, all of Enterprise, Ala.; two grandchildren, Cruz and Makailyn Hernandez; three step-grandchildren, Ashley Honeycutt, John Honeycutt and wife Amber, and Heather Honeycutt; four stepgreat grandchildren, Jordan, Sage, Krislin and Grayson.
...Cremation has been accorded.
...A Memorial Service for Sandra Faye Powell has been scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, March 23, 2013, at John Knox Village Chapel, 400 NW Murray Road, Lee's Summit, Missouri 64081 with Chaplain Paul Budd officiating.
...Contributions in memory of Sandra F. Powell may be made to the American Cancer Society, Kansas City Metro Office, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, Kansas City, MO
64105.
...Arrangements were under the direction of the Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Robin Marie
George
...Robin Marie George, 56, of Pleasant Hill, was born, Sunday, October 21, 1956, in Denver, Colorado, the daughter of Robert Eugene and Joan Linnea (Fortin) Oswalt. She departed this life Friday, March 15, 2013, at her mother's home in Pleasant Hill.
...Robin was a 1974 Lakewood Colorado High School graduate.
...On December 2, 1977, she was united in marriage to Robert George in Lakewood. They were no longer married. Robin was a homemaker. She had also worked for Schultz Design in Pleasant Hill and the Pleasant Hill First Baptist Church Daycare. She was a member of the Pleasant Hill First Christian Church.
...The most important part of Robin's life was family; she was a devoted mother and grandmother. She also loved shopping, garage sales, and traveling.
...She was preceded in death by her father Bob Oswalt, one brother Gary Johnson and one sister Christy Trautman.
...Robin is survived by her mother Joan Oswalt; one daughter Becky (and Van) Murray; one son Scott (and Jessica) George; one sister Debbie (and Richard) Russell; one brother Rick Johnson; 4 grandchildren, Ryan and Geoffrey Murray, and, Kordell and Parker George; other relatives and host of friends.
...Cremation has been accorded. Graveside funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 23, 2013, at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Reverend D. Kent Deubner of the Pleasant Hill First Christian Church will officiate.
...Memorial contributions are suggested to the Robin George memorial fund in care of the Pleasant Hill Bank.
...Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements: Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong, Pleasant Hill.

Sharon Kay (Paul) Bagby
...Sharon Kay (Paul) Bagby, 63, departed this life on March 7, 2013 at Kansas City Hospice House.
...She was born March 3, 1950, in Harrisonville, the daughter and only child of Andy L. and Fern (Shipley) Paul.
...Sharon spent her younger years in the Strasburg area and attended school in Pleasant Hill. She was a member of the Pleasant Hill High School class of 1968.
Sharon was united in marriage with Danny L. Bagby on May 1, 1981, at the home of her parents, Andy and Fern Paul in Strasburg, and they made their home in the Pleasant Hill and Strasburg areas.
...Sharon worked alongside her husband, Danny, as a floor covering installer for many years.
...In 1994, Sharon realized one of her dreams when she and Danny moved to their farm near Pomme de Terre Lake in Flemington, Mo. to make their home.
Sharon was a proud and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and a true and loyal friend.
...Her sweet smile and infectious laugh could "light up a room." She loved life and faced adversities with quiet determination and extreme grace.
...Sharon was preceded in death by her father Andy L. Paul on July 9, 1989 and her mother Fern (Shipley) Paul on October 15, 1990.
...She is survived by her husband, Danny L. Bagby of the home; two sons, Lance Keeran of Pleasant Hill, and Robert Bagby of Warrensburg; four daughters, Andrea Hurst of Lee's Summit; Alicia (Hurst) Pritchard of Independence; Shawn Smith of Anchorage, Alaska and Kelly Bagby, of Harrisonville; nine grandchildren, one great grandchild, other relatives and many friends.
...Cremation has been accorded.
...In Memory of Sharon (Paul) Bagby, the family will receive friends at a Memorial Visitation from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., Saturday, March 16, 2013 at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill, (www.wallace-funeralhomes.com.)

Lloyd Gene Jackson
...Lloyd Gene Jackson, 57, of East Lynne, departed this life on February 24, 2013 at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kans. He was born December 7, 1955 in Harrisonville, the son of John Lloyd and Mary Loraine (Johnson) Jackson.
...He was a 1974 graduate of Pleasant Hill High School, Pleasant Hill and was a lifelong area resident.
...On October 12, 1974, Lloyd was united in marriage to Kathy Ann Wilson in Harrisonville.
...For the past 38 years, Lloyd was employed as a machinist for Fike Metal Corporation, Blue Springs. Lloyd enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, working on cars, gambling, going to the boats and traveling. Besides his parents, Lloyd was preceded in death by a sister, Edith.
...Lloyd is survived by his wife, Kathy Jackson of the home; a son, Lloyd Elliott Jackson and wife, Jennifer, Garden City; a daughter, Leanna Chamberlin and husband, Kevin, Mabelvale, Ark.; three grandchildren, Kevin, Dristen and Alex; two brothers, Jerry Jackson, Adrian, James Leonard Jackson, Warsaw; a sister, Dora Vaughn; other relatives and a host of friends.
...A Celebration of Life Service was held at the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville. Cremation. Family suggests contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. To send the family online condolences, please visit: www.dickeyfh.com.
...Services under the direction of Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville.

Susan Virginia Hackett
...Susan Virginia Hackett, 57, of Lee's Summit, formerly of Strasburg, departed this life March 2, 2013, at the Lee's Summit Hospital, surrounded with love and family, after a courageous and hard fought two and one-half year year battle with colon cancer.
...She was born April 13, 1955, in Harrisonville, the daughter Granville Claude and Rachel Armelda (Johnston) Hackett. Susan was a graduate of Strasburg C-3 and the Pleasant Hill High School class of 1972.
...She was an Executive Retail Manager for Dick's Sporting Goods. She was a member of the Strasburg Union Church and attended Faith United Methodist Church, Grain Valley.
...Susan had an indomitable and competitive spirit that guided her through her life and career. She worked hard and achieved much in her short time here on earth.
...She loved her family and was especially fond of all her nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
...Susan was preceded in death by her mother Rachel on July 9, 2006.
...She is survived by her father Granville of Strasburg; seven siblings, Douglas (and Margie) Hackett of Parkville; Mary Jo Hackett of Harrisonville; David (and Patty) Hackett of Lone Jack; Gene (and Judy) Hackett of Fairmont, Minn.; Bill (and Vicki) Hackett of Carrollton, Tex.; Wesley (and Kay) Hackett of Lee's Summit; Christopher (and Jane) Hackett of Rio Rancho, New Mexico; 13 nieces and nephews, 26 great nieces and nephews; other relatives; and a host of friends.
...The family extends their thanks to Dr. John Davis and staff at the Kansas City Cancer Center and Dick's Sporting Goods for their care and support.
...Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at the Faith United Methodist Church, 1950 SW Eagles Pkwy, Grain Valley. Susan's brother Rev. David Hackett will officiate. Interment will be in the Strasburg Cemetery. Casket bearers are Shane Hackett, Brandi Schemerhorn, Mike Hackett, Laura Wille, Colleen Recker, Jim Hackett, Brian Hackett, Philip Hackett, Angela Roach, Matthew Hackett, Aaron Hackett, Amanda Hackett-Hann and Christopher Hackett.
...Visitation will be held 6-8 8 p.m. Tuesday evening at the funeral home.
...Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanleydickeyfuneralhome.com.
...Memorial contributions are suggested to the Faith United Methodist Church which will be divided between two Mission Orphanages in India and Haiti that she supported.
...Arrangements by Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Gladys Genevieve (Webster) Miller
... Gladys Genevieve (Webster) Miller, 85, of Lee's Summit, departed this life on February 24, 2013 at St. Luke's East Medical Center, Lee's Summit. She was born May 14, 1927 in Climax Springs, Mo., the daughter of Arthur and Susan (Smith) Webster.
... Gladys was united in marriage with William D. Miller in June of 1949, a union that lasted for over 62 years.
... The Miller family made their home in the Cleveland, Missouri area for many years before moving to Leawood, Kansas then to Lee's Summit.
... Gladys held an associate's degree from Central Missouri State Teachers College and had assisted her husband in the business he founded, William D. Miller Pipe Organ Company. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Cleveland, Missouri
... Gladys is survived by one son, Stephen Miller and wife Pam; one granddaughter, Stephanie Cornelius and husband Allen; and one grandson, Doug Miller, all of Lee's Summit; five great-grandchildren, Sara, Kate and Bradley Cornelius and Kaelyn and Jaeden Miller, other relatives and many friends.
... A private family service will be held. Arrangements by Wallace Funeral Home. (www.wallace-funeralhomes.com.)

Goldie M. (McMillen) Daugherty
... Goldie M. (McMillen) Daugherty, 94, passed away February 24, 2013 at John Knox Village Care Center in Lee's Summit. She was born October 8, 1918 in Leeton, Mo., the daughter of Harvey H. and Minnie L. (Reynolds) McMillen.
... Goldie spent her younger years in Leeton and was a graduate of Leeton High School. She was also quite proud of the fact that in 1935 the MKT Railroad had sponsored her in the "Miss Leeton" contest and she had won the title. She then went on to participate in the "Miss Missouri" contest.
... On November 1, 1936 Goldie was united in marriage with Hershel L. Daugherty and to this union three children were born. The Daugherty family lived primarily in Johnson and Cass Counties.
... Before her retirement in 1984, Goldie was the bakery supervisor for the cafeteria at Unity School of Christianity, Unity Village. After retiring Goldie moved to Pleasant Hill to make her home.
... She was member of Church of the Brethren in Leeton.
... Goldie was preceded in death by her mother, Minnie L (Reynolds) McMillen, March, 1971; her father, Harvey H. McMillen, December, 1980; two grandsons, Michael and Jeffrey Daugherty; two brothers, Harold and Cecil McMillen and one sister Catherine Drummond.
... Goldie is survived by two sons, Eugene L. Daugherty and wife Linda of Warsaw, Daniel Daugherty and wife Karen of Pleasant Hill; one daughter, Myrna Jane Davidson and husband Eugene of Russell, KS; six grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren other relatives and many friends.
... Services for Mrs. Daugherty were held March 2, 2013 at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill with Pastor Mark Conway of Hickory Grove Baptist Church officiating. Casket Bearers were Dale Daugherty, Jacob Daugherty, Eric Davidson, Kevin Davidson, Brandon Davidson and Michael McLaughlin.
... Burial will be in the Mineral Creek Cemetery near Leeton at a later date. In memory of Goldie M. Daugherty, the family suggests contributions to Wayside Waifs, Inc. P.O. Box 9791, Kansas City, Missouri 64134 or may be left at the funeral home.
... Services were under the direction of Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill, (www.wallace-funeralhomes.com)

Leslie M. (Bullington) Hoenshell
...Leslie M. (Bullington) Hoenshell, 40, of Pleasant Hill, went ome to be with the Lord on February 17, 2013, after a long battle with osteo-sarcoma.
...Leslie was born on July 17, 1972 to John and Racine (Owens) Bullington. She was a graduate of Adrian High School.
...On June 17, 1995, she married the love of her life, Gary J. Hoenshell.
...She enjoyed crafts, gardening and had a special place in her heart for all animals, but her passion was her family.
...Leslie is survived by her husband Gary; son, Mason; daughter, Morgan; father, John Bullington (Sue); mother, Wilma Racine Bullington; brother, Darren Bullington (Michelle)and her paternal grandparents, Claude and Mary Bullington.
...Funeral services were February 22, 2013 at Cullen Funeral Burial in Wills Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Kansas City Hospice House. Arrangements by Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore.

Cecil Marie Lamar
... Cecil Marie Lamar, 97, of Lee's Summit, formerly of Pleasant Hill, passed away December 30, 2012 at Benchmark Healthcare in Lee's Summit.
... Cremation has been accorded. A Memorial service and inurnment will be scheduled at a later date. Arrangements by Wallace Funeral Home (www.wallacefuneralhomes.com)

Pauline A. Ashcroft
...Pauline Andona Ashcroft, 92, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life February 22, 2013, at her home. She was born April 9, 1920, in Hope, Kans., the daughter of Martin Leander and Emma Louise (Hebe) Harrer.
...On December 7, 1946, she was united in marriage to Charles Albert Ashcroft, Sr. in Philadelphia, Pa. He preceded her in death on January 20, 1994.
...Pauline was a homemaker, an avid gardener, loved reading and playing cards.
She was a member of the Pleasant Hill First Presbyterian Church where she had served in numerous capacities, including the Clothes Closet.
...Besides her husband, she was also preceded in death by three brothers, Cameron Harrer, George Harrer and Willard Harrer; and one sister, Dorothy Crawford.
...She is survived by two sons Charles (and Terri) Ashcroft, Sr. of Haysville, Kans., and Norman (and Laurel) Ashcroft of Blue Springs; one sister, Edith Harrer of Pleasant Hill; six grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.
...Cremation has been accorded. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., April 9, 2013, at the funeral home. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Inurnment will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
...Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanleydickeyfuneralhome.com.
...Arrangments by Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Gary E. Sechrest
...Gary Ellis Sechrest, 77, of Blue Springs, departed this life February 25, 2013, at the Shangri-La Rehab & Care Center, Blue Springs. He was born December 10, 1935, in Strasburg, the son of Harry Luther and Oma Lee (Markel) Sechrest. 
... As a child Gary attended the Blind School in St. Louis.  He never let his disability stop him.  He ran the twice daily newspaper delivery route in Strasburg for many years and every Saturday would walk from Strasburg to Pleasant Hill to shop at Gray's Furniture Store and Western Auto. 
... He was an active member of the Strasburg Union Church.
... He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Arlene Mitchell.
... He is survived by two brothers, Harry Sechrest, Jr. of Cameron, and Ross (and Juanita) Sechrest of Pleasant Hill; three sisters, Lena (and Jim) Schmitt of Blue Springs; Lucy Bohannon of Raytown, and Pearl (and Warner) Cline of Waukesha, Wisc.; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.
... Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at the funeral home.  Rev. John Clark and Mr. Eddie Sechrest will officiate.  Interment will be in the Strasburg Cemetery.    
... The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.
... Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanleydickeyfuneralhome.com.
... Memorial contributions are suggested to Crossroads Hospice or to the Strasburg Union Church and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
... Arrangements by  Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

William Dean Linville
...William Dean Linville, 81, of Warrensburg, formerly of Pleasant Hill, departed this life February 7, 2013, at the Missouri Veterans Home, Warrensburg.
...He was born, March 30, 1931, in Gallatin, Mo. He was a United States Army Korean War Veteran.
...He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Christopher Linville and Sabra Todd of Pleasant Hill.
...Cremation has been accorded.
...A memorial service was held February 14, 2013, at the funeral home. Rev. D. Kent Deubner of the Pleasant Hill First Christian Church officiated.
...Full military honors were performed by the Pleasant Hill Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3118 Honor Guard and the United States Army.
...Inurnment was in the Lee's Summit Cemetery.
...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.

Chrystal Maxine Hayes
... Chrystal Maxine Hayes, 89, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life February 14, 2013, at the Kansas City Hospice House surrounded with love and family.
... She was born November 20, 1923, in Peabody, Kans., the daughter of Roy and Mary Amanda (Wilson) Farr.
... Chrystal was a 1941, Freeman High School graduate. She attended Central Missouri State Teachers College in Warrensburg and Central Business College in Kansas City.
... On November 21, 1942, she was united in marriage to Melvin Jay Hayes in Marietta, Okla.
... They spent the next 70 years devoted to each other and set a tremendous example of patience, understanding and true love. Jay preceded her in death on June 16, 2012.
... Chrystal was a member of the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church where she served in many capacities. Chrystal and Jay served as sponsors for Intermediate and High School MYF for many years and touched the lives of many Pleasant Hill youth. 
... Chrystal was a leader of numerous committees, served on countless boards and was a key supporter of the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church.
... Chrystal was one of the founding members of the Parent Teacher Association in Pleasant Hill and served as president for a number of years. 
... She was a 50 Year Member of Ivy Leaf Chapter #215 O.E.S. and a Charter member of Pleasant Hill Lioness Club.
... Chrystal was a homemaker and worked with Jay in the family business for nearly 30 years.
... She was preceded in death by an infant son, James Cleveland, and one brother, Donald Farr.
... She is survived by one son Terry (and Joy) Hayes of Pleasant Hill; two daughter, Jaylene (and Al) Graham of Pleasant Hill, and Tracy (and Ron) Baker of Lee's Summit; 12 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Wilson LeRoy "Dick" (and Mary Lou) Farr and Robert (and Maxine) Farr, both of Harrisonville, and Dale (and Donna Sue) Farr of Freeman; one sister, Charlene (and Cledys) Atwater of Osawatomie; one sister-in-law, Joyce Farr of Harrisonville; other relatives and many friends.
... Chrystal was a one-of-a-kind mom, grandma and grammie and often called her little ones the "apple of my eye."
... Funeral services were held February 19, 2013, at the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church.
... Rev. Carl Knapp, minister of the church officiated. Interment in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
... Casket bearers were Bob Crawford, Josh Crouch, Clint Hayes, Brad Hocker, Clay Hocker, Matt Hocker, Mike Rooney and John Sim-sheuser.
... Memorial contributions are suggested to the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church or 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 were under the directioon of the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Claris Geneva Ross
...Claris Geneva Ross 85, of Pleasant Hill, met her Savior on February 13, 2013, peacefully surrounded by her loving family after a battle with Alzheimer's.  
...Geneva was born October 4, 1927, the third of 10 children, to Marvin Eugene and Lottie Caroline (Jackson) Garrett in Bartlesville, Okla.    
...Geneva was raised in Madison County, Ark. and told stories of living in a log cabin with a dirt floor that you could sweep like concrete.  
...She walked several miles to attend school. She was taken out of school after sixth grade to help with the younger children at home.  
...Geneva worked in a canning factory where she met Troy Clyde Ross.   They were married on April 2, 1943, and nine children were born of their union.   
...Geneva was a quilter, seamstress and gardener. She had an amazing talent of sewing clothes she saw in the Sears and Roebuck catalog without using a pattern.  
...She was an active member of the Pleasant Hill First Baptist Church and served as bus captain.    
...Springdale, Ark. became Geneva's home after her divorce, and she spent 16 years there as an employee of Best Western Hotel and attending the Elmdale Baptist Church. 
...Upon returning to Pleasant Hill, Geneva joined the Strasburg Baptist Church.  
...Geneva is survived by her nine children:   Junior (and Carol) Ross, Lloyd (and Pat) Ross, Linda (and D.A.) Kramer, Bob (and Becky) Ross, Dennis (and Mary) Ross, Nancy (and Jim) Hull, all of Pleasant Hill; Glen Ross of Farmington; Brenda (and Preston) Sanders of Harrisonville; Jim (and Donna) Ross of Lee's Summit; 23 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren. 
...She is also survived by her siblings:  Eutha (and Jim) Parkerson, of Farmington, Ark.; Lucille Rhodes of Springdale, Ark.; Preston (and Joyce) Garrett of Rogers, Ark.; Robbie (and Van) Sullins of Greenland, Ark.; Nadine (and Bob) Mitchell of McKinney, Texas and Keith (and Belin) Garrett of Garden Grove, Calif.; one sister-in-law Rachel Garrett of Fayetteville, Ark. 
...Geneva was preceded in death by her parents, one granddaughter,Angella Sanders; one daughter-in-law, Esther Ross; two sisters, Laurene Ross and Ruby Taylor; one brother, Wayne Garrett; and two brothers-in-law, Hubert Ross and R.D. Rhodes. 
...Funeral services were held February 16, 2013, at the funeral home.  
...Pastor Preston Sanders of the Strasburg Baptist Church officiated, with the eulogy delivered by Mrs. Brenda Sanders.  Rick Lewis rendered two songs. Kristen Ross and Gannon Ross played the piano and several of the Ross children sang "Jesus Loves Me." 
...Interment in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Casket bearers were Marty Ross, Tony Ross, Donnie Kramer, Travis Ross, Nick Ross and Jeff Hull.  Honorary casket bearers were Monty Ross, David Kramer, Mike Ross, Jason Hull, Austin Ross, Gannon Ross and Kyler Robinett. 
...In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to "Community Betterment" for children's park equipment in her memory. 
...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.

Lawrence Englebrecht
...Lawrence Engelbrecht, 83, of Harrisonville, passed away February 5, 2013. Funeral services were held February 11, at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Harrisonville.
...Mr. Engelbrecht was born on September 18, 1929 in Windsor, to Adam Friedrich and Barbara Louise Ahlers Engelbrecht.
...He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War and retired from his business Cass County Ceramics. He married Marilynn (Cruzan) of Kansas City, on September 30, 1950.
...Lawrence was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, one sister and a son-in-law. He is survived by his wife Marilynn of Harrisonville; daughter Cheryl Edwards (Dale) of Beloit, Wisc., daughter Deborah Engelbrecht of Nevada, Mo.; son Dwayne Engelbrecht of Kansas City; daughter Janette Swenson (Jim) of Belmond, Iowa; daughter, Jennifer Bolduc (Richard) of St. Peters, M., 10 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
...Memories and condolences for the family may be left at www.floralhillsfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by D.W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Funeral Home, 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd., Kansas City.

Ronald Lee Hurst
...Ronald Lee Hurst, age 63, passed from this life on February 7, 2013 in Houston, Texas.
...Ron was an amazing husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend who could always make you laugh. He was a successful salesman, a top notch mechanic, an excellent craftsman, and an avid golfer. Ron was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Shriners. He will be greatly missed by both family and friends.
...Ron was preceded in death by his father, Garnett Hurst. He is survived by his wife of 33 years Kathy (Kate) Hurst of Houston; his mother, Twila Phillips of Springfield; a sister, Sharon Kimbrell of Springfield; daughters, Andrea Hurst of Lee's Summit and Alicia Pritchard of Independence; a brother and sister-in-law Mike and Gayle Mikel of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Nick, Kendra and Anna; niece and nephews Missy, Jeff, Jeffrey and Andrew; and dog, Emily Graced.
...In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to Golfers Against Cancer, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, or a charity of the donor's choice.
...A memorial service was held for Ron at Brookside Funeral Home on February 11, 2013. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery at a later date. The Hearthstone Hack Rack will be honorary pall bearers.

Ester Naydine
(Johnson) Franklin
...Ester Naydine (Johnson) Franklin, 70, departed this life on February 3, 2013 at Crown Care Center in Harrisonville.
...She was born March 17, 1942 in Cole Camp, the daughter of Robert Phillip and Amanda (Hindman) Johnson.
...Ester graduated from State Fair Community College in Sedalia with an Associate's Degree and was a certified medical technician/certified nursing assistant.
...Before her retirement she worked in several health and rehabilitation centers in this area.
...Ester had been a resident of Lee's Summit for over 19 years before declining health necessitated a move to a health care facility.
...She was a generous contributor to Shepherd's Chapel.
...Ester was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Phillip and Amanda (Hindman) Johnson; one infant daughter, Natalie Kim; eight siblings, Amel, Cecil, Blanch, Ralph, James, Carl, Wren and William (Dicky).
...She is survived by eight children, Lawrence, Wren, Susan, Lorie, Vickie, Rhonda, Bill and Mark; six siblings, Laura, Andrew, Robert, Jr., Leroy, Marie and Eva Lee; many grandchildren, with special mention of Amber, Anthony, Mikeal, Kolby, Hanna and Savanna; one great grandson, Preston; other relatives and many friends.
...Cremation has been accorded and a Memorial Service for Ester Naydine (Johnson) Franklin was held February 9, 2013 at the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church with Rev. Carl Knapp officiating.
...Inurnment will be at a later date.
...Arrangements by Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill (www.wallace-funeralhomes .com)

Bertie Jane
(Foster) Jones
... Bertie Jane (Foster) Jones, 81, departed this life on February 5, 2013 at Wilshire at Lakewood in Lee's Summit.
... She was was born on June 11, 1931 in Blue Springs, the daughter of Forest C. and Eva (Richardson) Foster.
... Bertie spent her younger years in Adrian, and graduated from Adrian High School in 1949.
... March 22, 1952 she was united in marriage with Joseph M. "Joe" Jones in Bentonville, Ark. and they made their home in Pleasant Hill for over 45 years.
... Joe Jones passed away May 29, 1997. After Joe's death, Bertie moved to Lee's Summit to make her home with her daughter, Jo Ann. In April of 2012, declining health necessitated her move to Wilshire at Lakewood in Lee's Summit.
... Bertie had been a member of the V.F.W. Auxiliary, Post #3118 of Pleasant Hill.
... Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, Forest C. and Eva (Richardson) Foster; one brother, F. Glen Foster and one sister, J. Inell Wilmoth.
... Bertie is survived by two sons, Tom D. Jones and wife Marsha of Pleasant Hill and Jeff F. Jones, also of Pleasant Hill; one daughter, Jo Ann Jones of Lee's Summit; a brother, Bob D. Foster and wife Louise of Butler; a brother-in-law, Dale Wilmoth of Pleasant Hill; three grandchildren, Ashley Jones, John Duarte, II and Andrew Jones; a great-grandson, John "Trip" Duarte, III; other relatives and many friends.
... Graveside service and interment for Bertie J. (Foster) Jones were held February 8, 2013 at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery with Rev. Kent Deubner of the Pleasant Hill First Christian Church, officiating. There was no visitation.
... Arrangements by were under the direction of the Wallace Funeral Home (www.wallace-funeralhomes .com).

Earl Victor Ervin
...Earl Victor Ervin, 85, of Warrensburg, formerly of Gunn City and Riverside, departed this life February 9, 2012, at the Missouri Veterans Home, Warrensburg, with Tim, Lynne, Donna Kaye, and Matthew by his side.
...He was born January 5, 1928, on the family farm near Gunn City, the son of Lloyd and Francis (Strack) Ervin.
...He was a United States Army World War II Veteran, where he earned a Bronze Star.
...He also served in the United States Navy prior to his service in the Army.
...Earl worked 35 years as a mechanic for the Missouri Department of Transportation (MODOT) in Riverside. He was a member of Ducks Unlimited, the National Rifle Association-Whittington Center, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion.
...He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother and sister-in-law Donald Gene and Mary E. (Barnard) Ervin; and a nephew Jimmy Constance.
...Earl is survived by his sister Betty Constance of Independence; one nephew Timothy (and Lois) Ervin of Strasburg; three nieces, Lynne (and Matthew) Liley, Donna Kaye Wendel of Pleasant Hill, and Loretta (and Caleb) Haansz of Sibley; several great nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.
...Funeral services will be held 3:00 p.m., Sunday, February 17, 2013, at the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill.
...Cremation will be accorded following the service. Inurnment will be in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery with Full military honors at a later date.
...The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.
...Memorial contributions are suggested to the Missouri Veterans Home, Warrensburg, 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.

Harry W. Holt
...Harry W. Holt, 83, Columbia, formerly from Pleasant Hill, passed away February 4, 2013 at the Boone County Hospital Center in Columbia.
...Funeral seervices were held on February 7 at the First Assembly of God Church in Columbia.
...Harry was born April 25, 1929 to Burt and Mabel (Easley) Holt in Kansas City/Harrisonville.
...He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War from 1952-1956, where he worked as a mechanic on the Lockheed jets.
...After returning from the service, he worked alongside his two brothers and father at Sheffield Steel, in Kansas City for 48 years.
...On August 31, 1996 he married Vanita Knight of Columbia where he lived and was an active member of their church.
...Harry is preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Alice Holt, his parents and both brothers, William and Benton Holt.
...Harry is survived by wife, Vanita; a son, David Holt and Yvonne of Pleasant Hill; stepdaughters, Doris Boyce and Anita and Richard Haley; stepsons, Billy Boyce Jr. and Marvin Boyce, all from Columbia.
...Harry had four grandchildren, Alexander, Alleana, Anthony and Alysha Holt of Pleasant Hill; eight step-grandchildren, 16 step-great grandchildren and his beloved dog, Coco.
...Memorial contributions may be made to the First Assembly of God, 1100 N. Seventh Street, Columbia, Mo. 65201.

Elton James
Haralson
...Elton James Haralson, 88, of Harrisonville, formerly of Holden and Pleasant Hill, departed this life February 7, 2013 at the Crown Care Center in Harrisonville. He was born March 2, 1924, in Wishart, Missouri the son of Walter and Opal (Cox) Haralson. 
...Jim was a United State Army World War II Veteran.                  
...On July 25, 1944, he was united in marriage to Eva Pauline Young in Kansas City, Kans.  She preceded him in death on August 12, 2010. 
...Jim owned and operated the Haralson Construction Company.  He was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion and was an Ancient Free and Accepted Mason. 
...He was also preceded in death by one son, James Ray Haralson; his twin brother, Elvin Haralson, his brother, Walter Haralson; and one sister, Laura Ruth Jones.
...He is survived by a son, Dennis L. Haralson and wife Keleta of Pleasant Hill; a daughter, Diane Oliver and husband Jim of Geneva, Fla.; four grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; other relatives and many friends. 
...Funeral services were February 12, 2013 at the New Life Fellowship Baptist
...Pastor Mike Wakeman officiated.  Interment in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery with full military honors by the United States Army and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3118 Honor Guard.  Casket bearers were Daniel Haralson, Dennis Haralson, Jr., Warren Haralson, Darin Hooker and Pat Taylor
Memorial contributions are suggested to the New Life Fellowship Baptist Church Memorial 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 were under the direction of the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

William Dean Linville
...

...William Dean Linville, 81, of Warrensburg, formerly of Pleasant Hill, departed this life February 7, 2013, at the Missouri Veterans Home, Warrensburg.
...Cremation has been accorded. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, February 14, 2013, at the funeral home. Rev. D. Kent Deubner of the Pleasant Hill First Christian Church will officiate.
...Full military honors will be performed by the Pleasant Hill Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3118 Honor Guard and the United States Army. Inurnment will follow in the Lee's Summit Cemetery.
...A complete obituary will be published in next week's edition of the Pleasant Hill Times and online at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com.
...Arrangements by Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.


Carl J. Clements, Sr.
...

...Carl J. Clements, Sr., 76, passed away February 6, 2013. He was born September 8, 1936.
...Carl was born in Pleasant Hill and had lived here all of his life.
...He served in the US Marines and the US Navy.
...Carl had been employed at Honeywell for 32 years and two months. He started there in 1980 and was still working at the time of his death.
...Carl married his wife Viola on January 17, 1964.
...He was preceded in death by his parents and several brothers and sisters. He is survived by his wife, four children, nine grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and two sisters.
T...here will be a celebration of Carl's life, from 3-5 p.m., March 3, 2013, at the VFW Post #3118, 1701 Country Club Drive, Pleasant Hill,


Isa Lind
(Hockaday) Terril
...Isa Lind (Hockaday) Terril, 104, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life on January 26, 2013.
...She was born July 26, 1908 in Pleasant Hill, the daughter of Irvin Hay and Isa Maud (Oream) Hockaday.
...After graduating from Pleasant Hill High School in 1927, Mrs. Terril attended Synodical College in Fulton for two years and completed her teaching degree at Queen's College in Charlotte, North Carolina.
...She later obtained her Master's degree in education from Central Missouri State College in Warrensburg.
...On June 17, 1934 she was united in marriage with Homer Sherman Terril and to this union, two children were born.
...The Terril family made their home in Pleasant Hill. Mr. Homer Terril passed away on May 24, 1981 and Mrs. Terril continued to make her home in Pleasant Hill.
...Before her retirement, Mrs. Terril was a teacher in the Grandview Public School District for many years.
...She was a lifelong member of the First Presbyterian Church of Pleasant Hill and belonged to Women of the Church.
...She also was a member of Missouri Retired Teachers Organization.
...Mrs. Terril traveled extensively throughout her life and was proud that she had visited every continent, except Antarctica.
...In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, Irvin H. and Isa Maud Hockaday and one brother, Edmund I. "Mike" Hockaday.
...She is survived by one son, Charles E. Terril and wife Virginia of Raytown; one daughter, Margrett Pope and husband Freddie of Pleasant Hill; two grandchildren, four great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; other relatives and many friends.
...Funeral services were held January 30, 2013 at the Wallace Funeral Home with Pastor Sarah Ross of the First Presbyterian Church of Pleasant Hill officiating.
...Casket bearers were Allen Bunch, Wayne Bunch, Kelly Terril, Jamie Pope, Nolan Pope and Brody Pope.
...Burial was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
...The family suggests contributions to the First Presbyterian Church of Pleasant Hill.

Vernon E.
Breckenridge
...Vernon Earl Breckenridge, 79, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life on January 28, 2013, at the John Knox Village Care Center Hospice House surrounded with love and family.
...He was born October 25, 1933, in Raytown, the son of Earnest Earl and Georgia Ruth (McGinnis) Breckenridge. Vernon was a 1951 Pleasant Hill High School graduate.
...On January 3, 1953, he was united in marriage to Sharon Ruth Foote in Silom Springs, Ark.
...Vernon was employed as a Maintenance Foreman for the Rock Island, the Union Pacific, and Southern Pacific railroads, retiring in 1996.
...He was a member of the Pleasant Hill First Christian Church and was a member and secretary of the Maintenance of Way Railroad Union.
...He was preceded in death by his parents.
...Vernon is survived by his wife Sharon of the home; four children, Gary (and Glenda) Breckenridge of Olathe; Gayle (and Ozzie) Wenich of Independence; Roger (and Paula) Breckenridge of Pleasant Hill, and John (and Patty) Breckenridge of Blue Springs; one sister, Barbara (and Jim) Alexander of Pleasant Hill; 10 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; two step-grandsons; other relatives; and many friends.
...Funeral services were held on January 31, 2013, at the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill.
...Rev. D. Kent Deubner, minister of the Pleasant Hill First Christian Church, officiated.
...Rev. Tony Reynolds of the Appleton City First Christian Church sang.
...Interment was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
...Casket bearers were Ben Breckenridge, Brandon Breckenridge, Brian Breckenridge, Phillip Fleming, Kirk Thomas and Daniel Wiggins. Honorary casket bearers were Milton Clark and Virgil Ponder.
...Memorial contributions are suggested to 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 were uner the direction of the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Sandra F. Culp
...Sandra F. Culp, 63, of Warrensburg, passed away January 30, 2013, at her home.
...She was born July 26, 1949, in Odessa, the daughter of Herbert H. and Wyota (Robbins) Kite.
...On June 6, 1969, she was united in marriage to John E. Culp in Warrensburg.
...Sandy was a 1967 graduate of Wellington High School. She received her Bachelor's degree in education in 1971 and her Master's degree in 1973 from Central Missouri State University. 
...Sandy taught in Odessa, Pleasant Hill, Harrisonville and in the Knob Noster school districts and at the Whiteman Air Force Base, retiring in 2001. 
...She then supervised student teachers at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg. 
...Sandy was a member of the First United Methodist Church, P.E.O., Secunda Club, Beta Sigma Phi and was a volunteer at Western Missouri Medical Center in Warresnburg.
...She is survived by her husband John; one son, John David Culp and wife Stephanie of Warrensburg; her mother, Wyota Kite of Lexington; two sisters, Glenda Brooks of Lexington, and Carolyn Tuttle of Higginsville; three grandchildren, James Dayln and Ashlyn Lea Culp and Selah Kilgore; her mother in-law, Dorothy Culp of Warrensburg; her brother in-law, Ron Culp and wife Linda of Overland Park, Kans.; one niece, Erin Leonard; seven nephews.
...Sandy was preceded in death by her daughter, Laura Leigh Culp Botgat on May 2, 2009; her father, Herbert H. Kite; and father in-law, Clarence Culp.
...Funeral services were February 2, 2013, at the First United Methodist Church in Warrensburg.
...Rev. Louie Lowe officiated.  Pallbearers were Kelly Donohoe, Scott Dunham, Perry Dunkeson, Bob Lotspeich, Danny Plott and Rod Pock.  Honorary pallbearers were the Delta Lambda Chapter of the Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity and the Ya Ya Girls.
...A private family interment followed at Warrensburg Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
...In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Grandchildren Education Fund with checks made payable to Sandra Culp Educational Fund and can be left at Sweeney-Phillips & Holdren Funeral Home in Warrensburg.

Gerald L.
(Lee) Fenton
...Gerald L. (Lee) Fenton, 77, departed this life on January 30, 2013, surrounded by his loving family.
...He was born on January 9, 1936, in Strasburg, the son of Jesse Albert Fenton and Nettie Sadie (Land) Fenton.
...Mr. Fenton spent his career in Law Enforcement. He served as a Lake Winnebago police officer, a Pleasant Hill police officer, where he was honored by the Kiwanis Club for saving a four year old boy's life during the devastating tornado in Pleasant Hill on May 4, 1977.
...Lee was also a Cass County Deputy Sheriff and the Under-Sheriff of Wayne County, all in Missouri, until he retired due to heart problems in 1992.
...He was a member of the Cass County Peace Officers Association, the Missouri Sheriff's Association, the National Sheriff's Association, and the American Federation of Police.
...On October 20, 1956 he was united in marriage with Eula Mae Stafford.
...To this union three children were born, David Lee Fenton, Jerry Allen Fenton and Denise Kay Fenton.
...The Fenton family made their home in Pleasant Hill before moving to Greenville, Mo., in 1989.
...Lee retired in 1992 and the family returned to Odessa, where Lee lived his remaining years.
...Lee was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse and Nettie (Land) Fenton, two sons, David Lee Fenton and Jerry Allen Fenton; two brothers, Ray Fenton and Nelson Fenton, and one sister, Alberta Keaton.
...Lee is survived by his wife, Eula Mae (Stafford) Fenton of Odessa; one daughter, Denise Kay Triplet and husband Curtis of Odessa; one sister, Dorothy Keaton of Spring Valley, Ohio; one daughter-in-law, Susan Fenton, of Shelbina; and one brother and sister-in-law Sharon and John Lucas of Hatfield, Ark.; six grandchildren, Misty D. Simmons and husband Roy, of Odessa; Joshua C Triplet and wife Nicole, of Odessa, Brandy L Irvin and husband Ray of Blue Springs; Jerry Ray Fenton and wife Jennifer, of Shelbina; Jeremy Allen Fenton and wife Zoey, of Arlington, Tex., and Amy Smith and husband Brandon, of Fort Worth, Tex. and two nephews, Brandon S. Lucas, of Hatfield, Ark., and Dustin w. Lucas of Tampa, Fla.; 13 great grandchildren.
...Funeral services were February 2, 2013 at the Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill, with Chaplain Diana Taylor of Crossroads Hospice of Kansas City officiating.
...Casket bearers were Jerry Fenton, Jeremy Fenton, Joshua Triplet, Roy Simmons, Ray Irvin and Brandon Smith.
...Honorary casket bearers were Curtis Triplet and John Lucas.
...Burial was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
...Services under the direction of the Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Colonel John
William Rosanbalm
...Colonel John William Rosanbalm, 84, of Woodway Wash., died January 21, 2013.
...He was born to Albert and Mabel (Zumalt) Rosanbalm on September 9, 1928 in Kansas City.
...He entered the U.S Air Force in 1948 and served an illustrious career that included a tour as Air Attache to India.
He married Joan Woody of Pleasant Hill in 1953.
...They moved to Hot Springs, Ark., following his retirement from the Air Force, and enjoyed 15 years of boating, golf, spending time with kids, and grandkids until Joan's untimely passing.
...John (call sign Rosey) epitomized the Strategic Air Command pilot, maintaining almost impossibly high standards while flying over 5000 hours in B-47 and B-52 bomber aircraft;
...Peace was his Profession for 29 years of the Cold War, typified by command of a squadron that provided a constant airborne presence during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
...His military decorations included the Legion of Merit and Meritorious Service Medal.
...John is survived by his sister Dorothy Tucker of Kansas City; three children, Michael (Linda) of Arlington, Va.; Patricia (Dave) Sadick of Woodway, his selfless caretaker for the last two years and Sandra Topole of Fleming Island, Fla.
...He is also survived by seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a special friend Mary Thielen of Hot Springs, Ark. and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
...He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Lloyd, a sister Lela (Parris), Aunt Clara (Harry) Carpenter and grandchild, Colt Maxwell.
...In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society or a deserving military charity.
...John and Joan Rosanbalm will be inurned at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, at a later date.

Helen Isa
(Henderson) Stapleton
...Helen Isa (Henderson) Stapleton, 96, departed this life on January 28, 2013 in Lee's Summit.
...She was born on May 8, 1916 in Burlingame, Kans., the daughter of Claude and Grace (Thomas) Henderson.
...On August 11, 1934 Helen was united in marriage with Jack Ernest Stapleton in Topeka, Kans.
...They lived there until 1939 when they moved to St. Joseph.
...Mrs. Stapleton and her husband Jack owned and operated Acme Radio Supply in St. Joseph until their retirement in 1974.
...After their retirement, they moved to Shell Knob and in 1994 they moved to Pleasant Hill.
...Jack Stapleton passed away on October 9, 1996, and Mrs. Stapleton continued to make her home in Pleasant Hill until 2005 when she moved to Lee's Summit to be closer to her family.
...Mrs. Stapleton was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Pleasant Hill.
...She was also a member of the O.E.S. of Shell Knob and St. Joseph, the American Legion, St. Joseph Bowling Association, St. Joseph Golf Association, the Red Hatters and a member of V.F.W. Auxiliary Post #2003 of Shell Knob.
...In addition to her husband, Mrs. Stapleton was preceded in death by her parents, Claude and Grace Henderson; one infant daughter, Elizabeth Jane Stapleton, seven brothers and one sister.
...She is survived by two sons, Robert Dean Stapleton of Branson and Garrett Warren Stapleton of Crowley, Texas; one daughter, Ruby M. Crockett of Kansas City; eight grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, seven great-great grandchildren other relatives and many friends.
...Cremation has been accorded.
...A memorial service was held February 3, 2013 at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill, with Pastor Greg Clemons officiating. Private family inurnment will be at a later date.
...Services under the direction of Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

William Wallace
"Bill" Garrison
...William Wallace "Bill" Garrison, 90, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life on January 19, 2013, at the Fulton Manor Care Center, where he had been a resident for the last three years.
...He was born March 1, 1922, in Pleasant Hill, the son of James Earl and Maude (Smith) Garrison.
...Bill was a United States WWII Army Veteran, serving in the Southern Pacific Theatre of operations.
...He began his service at Fort Warren, Wyo. where he served in the last Cavalry the Army would have prior to being deployed to the Southern Pacific.
...He was thrilled to be a recent Honor Flight member and to see the World War II Memorial.
...He was particularly touched that there was final recognition of those who did not come home.
...On October 6, 1957, he was united in marriage to Dr. Alice Marsh in Kansas City. They made their home in Pleasant Hill until 2010 when they moved to Fulton.
...Alice preceded him in death on April 5, 2012.
...Bill was employed as a high school teacher and had worked in the Strasburg, Lone Jack and Raymore-Peculiar school districts. He retired in 1982.
...He was a lifelong learner and an avid student of history.
...He remained interested in current events, world politics and continued to educate others up until his last days of life.
...He also had a great love of the outdoors. In his retirement, he spent many happy hours at Truman Lake fishing for crappie.
...He visited national parks, museums and civil war battlefields across the United States.
...He was past commander, chaplain and member of the Newton Dudley, American Legion Post # 53 in Pleasant Hill, a Master Mason and member of Jewel Lodge #480, Pleasant Hill and a Shriner.
...He was also preceded in death by his parents; one brother, James Garrison and one sister, Hazel Hopper.
...He is survived by 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; Dr. Andrew Revelle and his wife Rene of Parkersburg, West Virginia; and Elizabeth "Libby" Revelle of Fulton; one great granddaughter, Cora Alice Garrison of Harrisonville; other relatives and friends.
...Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 25, 2013, at the Pleasant Hill First Presbyterian Church at 210 North Jeffreys Street.
...Reverends Sarah Ross and Reith Gewin will officiate and music will be rendered by Mrs. Mary Pat Meyer.
...Full military honors will be performed by the Pleasant Hill Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3118 Honor Guard and the United States Army.
...The family will receive friends 10:00 a.m. until service time at the church.
...Cremation will be accorded following the service and inurnment will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery at a later date.
...Memorial contributions are suggested to the Pleasant Hill Historical 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.stanleydickeyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements were under the direction of the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Ozell W. Fonteno
...Ozell Wilkerson Montgomery Fonteno, 104, departed this life on January 17, 2013, at the Rehabilitation Center of Independence.
...She was the older of two children.
...Her sister, Edith Stevens and two dear cousins, Theresa Bryant and Nelson Gipson, preceded her in death.
...Ozell was born April 26, 1908 in Pleasant Hill, to the union of Huel and Mary Lee (Wilkerson) Montgomery.
...She attended school in Pleasant Hill, under the watchful eyes of her mother, grandparents, Samuel and Eliza Wilkerson and Uncle "Ham" Wilkerson.
...Ms. Fonteno relocated to Kansas City in the 1940s and worked as a cook and caterer.
...Most of her working years were done with the D. W. Newcomer family. She and the Newcomer children, Joyce Gosnell and sister, Ann, had continued to maintain a close relationship.
...Ms. Fonteno joined the Morning Star Baptist Church upon coming to Kansas City under the pastorage of Rev. Daniels.
...She served for many years in the Women's Missionary Union and as chairperson of The Lydia Mission Circle, a member of The Primrose Club and until four years ago was the pianist for The Prayer Band and Evangelistic Ministry.
...She was married to Eli Fonteno on December 8, 1955. No children were born to this union. Ms. Fonteno has been a mother to her "Girls," Wylma Green, Marietta Harris and Lola Anderson and grandmother to the Maiden children.
...Ms. Fonteno moved to the Rehabilitation Center of Independence in 2010 and has enjoyed others who considered her "Grandma," especially Pam, CNA.
...She leaves cousins, her "Girls," The Morning Star Church family and many friends.
...Funeral services for Ms. Ozell W. Fonteno were held 11:00 a.m., January 23, 2013 at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill with Rev. John Modest Miles officiating.
...Music was provided by Mr. Donald Hines.
...Visitation was held from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home on Wednesday.
...Burial was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Grace Lucille VanKirk
...Grace Lucille VanKirk, 89, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life on January 14, 2013, at the Pleasant Hill Health and Rehabilitation Center.
...She was born on November 12, 1923, in Milburn, Nebr., the daughter of Harold and Letta (Borst) Hall.
...On September 21, 1940, she was united in marriage to Joseph F. VanKirk in Clarinda, Iowa.
...Her husband preceded her in death on June 21, 1999.
...She was a member of the Strasburg Baptist Church, where she had been a Sunday School teacher and performed a clown ministry.
...She was also preceded in death by her parents, two sons, Charles Eugene VanKirk and Roger Dale VanKirk; one daughter, Betty Joe VanKirk; one brother and two sisters.
...She is survived by one daughter, Christina Wheeldon and her husband Doug of Harrisonville; three sons, John VanKirk of Independence, Joe VanKirk of Greenwood and Corey VanKirk of Tennessee; seven grandchildren; several great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
...Funeral services were held January 17, 2013, at the Stanley-Dickey Fineral Home in Pleasant Hill.
...Pastor Preston Sanders, minister of Strasburg Baptist Church, officiated.
...Interment was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
...Casket bearers were Adam VanKirk, Matthew VanKirk, Doug Wheeldon, Jr., Kelly Barton, Wyatt Barton and Galen Knoblauch.
...Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanleydickeyfuneralhome.com.
...Arrangements were under the direction of the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home of Pleasant Hill.

Allan Hoover
...Allan Hoover, 57, of Pleasant Hill, was born November 1, 1955, in Harrisonville, the son of Harry Allan, Sr., and Wilma Jean (Carlile) Hoover. He departed this life on December 23, 2012, at his home.
...A celebration of Allan's life visitation will be held from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m., Sunday, January 20, 2013, at the Community of Christ Church, 1007 Timber St., Pleasant Hill.
...He was a 1973 Pleasant Hill High School graduate and a member of the Pleasant Hill Community of Christ Church.
...On October 12, 1974, he was united in marriage to Karen Jean Fulks in Pleasant Hill.
...Allan was a teamster with union local #955 for 31 years retiring in 2009. For 14 years, Allan served as a volunteer hunter education instructor with the Missouri Department of Conservation. Allan's passion for the outdoors and desire for others to experience what the outdoors had to offer grew into the Missouri Hunting Heritage Federation (MHHF) where he served as Executive Director.
...Allan was preceded in death by his father and one sister, Connie Jo Hoover.
...Allan is survived by his wife Karen of the home; four children, Travis A. (and fiancé Kelly) Hoover of Independence; Richard D. (and Karen) Hoover of Agency; Stacie J. (and DJ) Hubler of Pleasant Hill; Brent D. (and Melynda) Hoover of Box Elder, South Dakota; his mother, Jean Hoover of Pleasant Hill; one sister, Twila Foley of Osceola; nine grandchildren; other relatives and many friends.
...Memorial contributions are suggested to MHHF and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
...Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanleydickeyfuneralhome.com.
...Arrangements by Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Cecil Coleman Miller
...Cecil Coleman Miller, 82, of Belton, passed away January 5, 2012, at the Research Medical Center in Kansas City. He was born July 6, 1930, in Independence, the son of James M. and Mamie (Coleman) Miller.
...In 1950 he was united in marriage to Joanne Stott; then later married Nelda Lou Standley on March 31, 1962 in Pleasant Hill. She preceded him in death on July 5, 2011.
...Cecil was a self employed paint contractor. He also was employed as a painter for Art Southard.
...He was a member of the South Haven Baptist Church in Belton where he was also a Sunday School teacher. He had lived in East Lynne and Harrisonville, before moving to Belton in 1999.
...Cecil was also preceded in death by one brother, Arthur Miller and two sisters, Lucille Sudduth and Elnora Ingram.
...He is survived by four children, Vicki Nunemaker (Merle) of Lee's Summit; Greg Miller (Karen) of Lee's Summit; Scott Miller (Rose) of Grand Terrace, Calif., Kendra Gehman (Dale) of Lancaster, Pa.; nine grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; two brothers, Eugene Miller of Raymore; and R.J Miller (Ruth) of Hutchison, Kansas; foreign exchange student son Davis Ferreira; special friend Barbara Richardson, other relatives and many friends.
...Funeral services were held January 10, 2012, at the funeral home. Reverends Sterling Elsbury and Dr. Curt Fieleke officiated. Interment was in the Clearfork Cemetery near Garden City.
...Casket bearers were Andrew Clifton, Dale Gehman, Adam Miller, Jeremy Miller, Merle Nunemaker and Tyler Nunemaker.
...Memorial contributions are suggested to South Haven Baptist 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.stanleydickeyfuneralhome.com.
...Arrangements by Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Mildred Ailene
Grady Gilliland
...Mildred Ailene Grady Gilliland, 93, of Kansas City, Missouri, departed this life January 9, 2013, at the Newmark Care Center, Kansas City. She was born January 5, 1920, in Kansas City, the daughter of Ollie Spencer and Leta Jane (Coleman) McMillin.
...She was a 1937 Northeast High School graduate.
...On August 9, 1941, she was united in marriage to Donald S. Grady in Kansas City. She later married Robert N. Gilliand on September 15, 1961, in Miami, Okla.
...Mildred was a homemaker. She was a member of Alpha Chapter #507 Order of the Eastern Star and former member of the Northland Cathedral Assembly of God, Kansas City.
...She was preceded in death by two brothers, Macey McMillin and LeRoy McMillin, and one sister, Hazel Ruck.
...Mildred is survived by her husband, Robert of Pleasant Hill; four daughters, Marceleen (and Robert) Haralson of Carl Junction, Mo.; Dona (and Russell Jr.) Jones of Platte Woods, Mo.; Deborah Lieurance of Gladstone, Missouri; and Sheryl (and Rick) Lavelock of Pleasant Hill; nine grandchildren; six great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
...Funeral services were held January 12, 2013, at the funeral home. Rev. Ronald "Tom" Lieurance officiated. Interment in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
...Casket bearers were Jay Haralson, Zachary Haralson Jeremy Jones, Jake Lavelock, Scott Lavelock and Colby Lieurance. Flower girls were Amy Hankins, Caroline Lavelock, Janelle Lieurance and Christian Ruhl.
...Memorial contributions are suggested to Our Lady of Mercy Country Home 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.

Betty Ann Swadley
...Betty Ann Swadley, 78, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life on January 10, 2013, at the Pleasant Hill Health & Rehabilitation Center, surrounded with love and family.
...She was born October 19, 1934, in Leeton, Mo,, the daughter of John and Julie Jane (Hildebrand) Fleener. 
...In 1951, she was united in marriage to Kenneth Lee Swadley in Eureka Springs, Ark.
...She was a member of the Big Creek Baptist Church, Pleasant Hill.
...She was preceded in death by her parents, and one sister, Wilma Sims. Betty is survived by her husband Kenny of the home; two sons, Mike (and Debbie) Swadley of Creighton, and Rick Swadley of Greenwood; two brothers, Johnny Fleener of Neosho, and Clyde (and Joanna) Fleener of Warrensburg; two sisters, Margie Fleener of Warrensburg, and Patty Bond of Oak Grove; nine grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; other relatives and many friends.
...Funeral services were held January 14, 2013, at the funeral home.  Rev. Todd MacLean of the Big Creek Baptist Church officiated.  Interment in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill

Luther P.
"Luke" Barbarick
...Luther P. "Luke" Barbarick, 85, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life on December 29, 2012 at the Rehabilitation Center of Raymore. He was born January 5, 1927 in Bland, Mo., the son of George and Zelma (Huebner) Ball.
...Luke spent his younger years in several towns east of Jefferson City and attended school in McKittrick, Mo.
...After proudly serving his country in the United States Army, Luke returned to Jefferson City to make his home.
...On December 18, 1948, Luke was united in marriage with Pauline Hader, and they continued to make their home in Jefferson City until 1952 when they moved to Pleasant Hill. Pauline Barbarick passed away on May 31, 1991.
...On April 27, 1997 Luke was united in marriage with Edna Holmes at the First Baptist Church of Pleasant Hill, Luke and Edna also made their home in Pleasant Hill. Luke was a fork lift operator and welder for Butler Manufacturing until his retirement on February 1, 1989.
...He was a member of the Big Creek Baptist Church and the Newton Dudley Post of the American Legion, both of Pleasant Hill.
...In addition to his first wife, Pauline, Luke was preceded in death by his parents, George and Zelma Ball; one daughter, Veronica G. Barbarick on November 23 of this year; and four brothers, Richard, Ray, Henry and George, Jr.
...Luke is survived by his wife, Edna Barbarick of the home; one son, Paul Barbarick and wife Cindy of Raymore; four sisters, Mildred, Selma, Dorothy and Nellie; three grandchildren, Brett Barbarick and wife Stacey, Travis Barbarick and Cory Munson and husband Jason; two great-grandchildren, Brock and Liam, other relatives and many friends.
...Funeral services for Luther P. "Luke" Barbarick were held January 3, 2013 at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill with Dr. Todd MacClean officiating.
Casket bearers were Brett Barbarick, Travis Barbarick, Jason Munson, Dennis Barbarick, Darill Barbarick and Thaddeaus Krawczyk. Dale Barbarick and Jerry Barbarick served as Honorary Bearers.
...Burial was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Big Creek Baptist Church Building Fund, 200 S. Jeffreys Street, P.O. Box 395, Pleasant Hill, Missouri, or may be left at the funeral home.

Pearl Pauline Ross
...Pearl Pauline Ross, 95, of Kansas City, formerly of Pleasant Hill, passed away at St. Joseph Medical Center on Dec. 24, 2012.
...She was born Sept. 21, 1917 to Thomas and Cornelia Cook, in Pleasant Hill. Her parents, husband, John Ross, brothers Thomas and Riley and sisters Mary, Effie, Beatrice, Mable and Corina preceded her in death.
...Pearl lived most of her lifetime in Pleasant Hilli until she relocated to the Kansas City area. She was united in marriage to John W. Ross on Nov. 14, 1955. Pearl worked as a private duty nursing assistant until retiring in 1988.
...Pearl was a soap opera buff and she stayed up-to-date on the news and current events. She enjoyed taking daily walks and watching over the neighborhood children. Pearl also found pleasure in listening to music. She was a loving and caring mother, grand- mother and friend.
...She leaves to cherish her memory: one son, Charles Brock, Sr. (Jimmy); daughter-in-law, Mable Brock; grandchildren, Alice Brock, Charles Brock, Jr., Sharon Brock, Angel Brock, Prisilla Mims, Victoria Washington and Althea Hawkins; great grandchildren, Dneisha Jackson, Chatwaka Jackson, Tirrell Brock, Shanelle Caldwell, Kaylin Caldwell, Zekia Geotcha and a a host of great great grandchildren, nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends.
...Funeral services were held on Friday, Jan. 4, at Duane E. Harvey Funeral Directors in Kansas City. Burial was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
...Services conducted by Duane E. Harvey Funeral Directors. Condolences may be shared at duaneharvey funeraldirectors.com

Cecil Marie Lamar
...Cecil Marie Lamar, 97, of Lee's Summit, formerly of Pleasant Hill, passed away December 30, 2012 at Benchmark Healthcare in Lee's Summit.
...Cremation has been accorded. A memorial service and inurnment will be scheduled at a later date.
...Arrangements are under the direction of the Wallace Funeral Home (www.wallace-funeralhomes.com).

Cecil M. Miller
...Cecil C. Miller, 82, of Belton, died this life Saturday, Jan. 5, 2012, at the Research Medical Center in Kansas City. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2012, at the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill.
...Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Clearfork cemetery near Garden City.
...A complete obituary will be published in next week's edition of the Pleasant Hill Times and online at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com
...Arrangements: are under the direction of the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home.

Jeanne S.
Cervantes
...Jeanne S. Cervantes was born May 18, 1940 in Kansas City, Kansas and departed this life on December 21, 2012 at Cass Regional Medical Center in Harrisonville, Missouri at the age of 72 years.
...She was the daughter of Owen and Thelma Louise (Comer) Chambers.
...Jeanne lived in Blue Springs, for 32 years.
...After her retirement from Peterson Manufacturing Company, where she was an assembler, she moved to Racket, Missouri for three years, and four years ago moved to Pleasant Hill, Missouri to make her home.
...She was preceded in death by her parents, Owen and Thelma Chambers and two sons-in law, Bill Feldkamp and David Roberts.
...Jeanne is survived by her life companion, Carol Sue Quinn of the home; four daughters, Toni Monheiser and husband Mark of Blue Springs, Lisa Cloverdyke and husband Brad of Lake Tapawingo, Frances Feldkamp of Independence and Gina Roberts of Blue Springs; one sister, Debbie Brokus of Ottawa, KS; 10 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, other relatives and many, many friends.
...Graveside Service and Interment was held December 27, 2012 at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery with Evangelist Fred Kidd officiating.
...Casket bearers were Aden Monheiser, Evan Monheiser, Cameron Cloverdyke, Jakob Cloverdyke, Gregory Feldkamp and Jeff Dougherty.
...The family suggests memorial contributions to Cass Regional Medical Center Foundation/General Fund.
...Arrangements were under the direction of the Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill, (www.wallace-funeralhomes. com).

David Mark
Hueben
...David Mark Hueben, age 64, of Overland Park, Kansas passed away on December 21, 2012.
...He was born on October 13, 1948 in Kansas City, Missouri.
He was the son of Mary Virginia and Alfred (Al) Hueben.
...David graduated from the University of Kansas in 1970 with a degree in English and worked for IBM for 30 years in a number of sales, sales management and technical support positions.
...He was an avid amateur radio operator with the callsign KBØISS.
...David was also a member of the Elizabeth Watkins Society and the Medical School Dean's Club at the University of Kansas.
...He is survived by one son, Matthew David Hueben of Tex.; one sister, Missy Hueben Murray of Leawood, Kans.; two nephews, John Murray of Kansas City and Geoffrey Murray of Leawood, Kans.
...A Mass of Christian burial was held December 28, 2012 at Curé of Ars Catholic Church.
...A private burial was held at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
...In lieu of flowers, donations should be sent to the "David Hueben Diabetes Education Fund" at the KU Endowment Association.
...Arrangements were under the direction of the Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill, Missouri (www.wallace-funeralhomes. com).

Allan
Hoover
...Allan Hoover, 57, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life on December 23, 2012, at his home. He was born November 1, 1955, in Harrisonville, the son of Harry Allan, Sr., and Wilma Jean (Carlile) Hoover.
...He was a 1973 Pleasant Hill High School graduate and a member of the Pleasant Hill Community of Christ Church.
...On October 12, 1974, he was united in marriage to Karen Jean Fulks in Pleasant Hill.
...Allan was a teamster with union local #955 for 31 years, retiring in 2009. For 14 years, Allan served as a volunteer hunter education instructor with the Missouri Department of Conservation. Allan's passion for the outdoors and desire for others to experience what the outdoors had to offer grew into the Missouri Hunting Heritage Federation (MHHF) where he served as Executive Director.
...Allan was preceded in death by his father and one sister, Connie Jo Hoover.
...Allan is survived by his wife Karen of the home; four children, Travis A. (and fiancé Kelly) Hoover of Independence; Richard D. (and Karen) Hoover of Agency, Mo., Stacie J. (and DJ) Hubler of Pleasant Hill; Brent D. (and Melynda) Hoover of Box Elder, South Dakota; his mother, Jean Hoover of Pleasant Hill; one sister, Twila Foley of Osceola; nine grandchildren; other relatives and many friends.
...Cremation has been accorded. A celebration of Allan's life will be held at a later date.
...Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanleydickeyfuneralhome.com
...Arrangements by Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Brenda Louise
Fiore
...Brenda Louise Fiore, 61, of Harrisonville, departed this life on December 24, 2012, at the Cass Regional Medical Center. She was born October 8, 1951, in Kansas City, Kans., the daughter of Daniel Carl and Hazel Ethel (Parker) Fiore. 
...She was a 1969 Lee's Summit High School graduate.
...Brenda spent the early years of her life in the Lee's Summit area, later moving to Carthage.  In recent years she moved to the Golden Years Nursing Home in Harrisonville, where she was a favorite to many of the residents and staff. 
...Brenda was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by two sisters, Krista (and Clifford) Kirk of Pleasant Hill, and Lillian Click of Grandview; three nephews, Eric Click and Bobby Glick of Grandview, and Jim Fiore of Gladstone; one niece Cherie Fiore of Dalhart, Texas; several great nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.
...Cremation has been accorded.  Private family services will be held in the Belton Cemetery at a later date.
...Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanleydickeyfuneralhome.com.
...Arrangements were under the direction of the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Jo Frances
Baker
...Mrs. Jo Frances Baker 81, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life December 27, 2012, at her home near Pleasant Hill.
She was born January 24, 1931, in Rondo, Mo., the daughter of Lawrence Dorsey and Georgianna Catherine (Cooper) Bays. 
...She was a 1948 Weaubleau High School graduate and earned a teaching certificate from Southwest Baptist College.
On September 30, 1950, she was united in marriage to Bud Baker in Harrison, Arkansas.
...Jo was a tax auditor with the Internal Revenue Service for 28 years, before retiring in 1992. 
...She was a member of the Pleasant Hill Lioness Club, Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3118, and Ivy Leaf Chapter #215.  
...She and Bud loved to travel and spend their winters in Mission, Texas.  She was an avid shopper and always loved a good sale.
...She was preceded in death by her parents and one son and daughter-in-law, Randall and Virginia Baker on October 11, 2006.
...She is survived by her husband Bud of the home; one daughter, Cheryll L. (and Randy) Wilburn of Archie; one son, Ron (and Lori) Baker of Pleasant Hill; six grandchildren, Jesse (and Jessica) Baker of Junction City, Kans.; Kathryn Baker of Harrisonville; Philip Wilburn of Archie; Grant (and Marlana) Wilburn of Columbia, Mo.; Samantha Baker and Sara Baker of Pleasant Hill; two great grandchildren, Jace and Jasmyn; her brother, Donald (and Glenda) Bays of Lee's Summit; other relatives and many friends.
...Funeral services were held on Monday, December 31, 2012 at the Stahley-Dickey Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill . 
...Pastor Preston Sanders of the Strasburg Baptist Church officiated.  Casket bearers were Philip Wilburn, Grant Wilburn, Jesse Baker, Bruce Wallen, Allen Bays and Stuart Bays.  Interment in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. 
...Memorial contributions are suggested to Pleasant Hill Meals on Wheels or the Strasburg Baptist 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.stanleydickeyfuneralhome.com.
...Arrangements were under the direction of the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home of Pleasant Hill.

Lucille
Jacqueline Hayes
...Lucille Jacqueline Hayes, 92, passed away peacefully on December 30, 2012, at Kansas City Hospice House. She was born December 12, 1920, in Kansas City, to John Sterling Bundy and Edith (Zion) Bundy.
...Jackie, as she was known to most, spent her early years in Drexel, where she graduated from high school in 1938.
...She attended Central Missouri State College in Warrensburg for two years, where she earned a teaching certificate. She taught at Glendale School, a one-room country schoolhouse near Freeman. She later attended Kansas City Business College and worked at Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant in DeSoto, Kansas, during World War II. 
...Jackie was married to Jesse W. Hayes on June 14, 1941, in Harrisonville. After Jesse's return from combat service in the U.S. Army in 1944, they made their home in Pleasant Hill for 66 years, until moving to an assisted living facility in Belton in 2010.
...Jackie was a homemaker and a substitute teacher in the Pleasant Hill Schools during the 1950s and 1960s. She was also an active member of the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday School for many years. She was a Cub Scout Den Mother in the early 50s and a long-time member of the Twenty Friends/Pleasant Hill Junior Study Club. Jackie was an avid worker of cross-word puzzles.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, B.C. Bundy; and a daughter-in-law, Claudia Hayes.
...Survivors include her husband of 71 years, Jesse W. Hayes of Belton; her son and daughter-in-law, J. Michael and Judy Hayes of Cincinnati, Ohio; her granddaughter, Melinda Hayes of Toledo, Ohio; cousins, Helen Gress of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Susie Prior of Eden, N. Car.; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, A.J. and Marilyn Hayes of Columbia; Jerry and Josie Hayes, Jerrall and Nancy Hayes, Ruth Kingsolver and Chrystal Hayes, all of Pleasant Hill; 16 nieces and nephews and their spouses, many great nieces and great nephews and their spouses and children, and many friends, all of whom she considered family.
...Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on January 4, 2012, at the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church.  Rev. Carl Knapp will officiate. Interment will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.  
...Visitation will be held from 6 - 8 p.m. Thursday evening at the funeral home. 
...Memorials may be made to the National Kidney 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.stanleydickeyfuneralhome.com.
...Arrangements by Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.