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Marie F. Wright
....Marie F. Wright, 92, of Carolina Trace, Sanford, N. Car., passed away October 21, 2015, in McLean, Va.
....She was born March 28, 1923, in Pleasant Hill, Mo., the daughter of Henry Graham Ferguson and Hettie Ann Stevens Ferguson. Marie grew up there and graduated from Pleasant Hill High School, then attended Huff College in Kansas City.
....She then worked in several positions for five years for Trans World Airlines and met Robert G. Wright, of Kansas City, to whom she married in 1944. They lived together happily for more than 68 years, first in Kansas City, then in Arlington Heights, Ill., and Greenwich, Conn., before retiring to Carolina Trace in Sanford, N. Car., in 1984.
....In addition to creating a loving home for her family, Marie volunteered for the Red Cross, public schools in Arlington Heights and Greenwich, Brunswick School in Greenwich, Carver Center in Port Chester, N. Y., the First Presbyterian Church in Greenwich, and other organizations. During their years in Greenwich, she and Robert were also active members of Milbrook Club.
....Among Marie’s favorite things to do with friends and family were traveling, playing golf and bridge, reading and learning. She also enjoyed knitting, sewing and other needlework.
....She is survived by: her daughter Kimberley Anne Wright, of Bethlehem, Penn.; son Robert Palmer Wright and wife Carolyn Marshall Wright, of McLean; niece Mary Jane Mitchell of Chapel Hill, N. Car.; seven granddaughters. Lisa Thomas Nocita and Jennifer Ellen Thomas of Leawood, Kan.; Laura Wright Weissbein of San Francisco, Calif., Juliana Marie Weissbein of Brooklyn, N. Y.; Lindsay Marie Wright, Gillian Louise Wright and Stephanie Palmer Wright, all of of McLean, VA; and two great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her daughter, Carole Wright.
....Funeral arrangements were held on Dec. 6, 2015, at Mt. Moriah, Newcomer & Freeman Funeral Home in Kansas City.

Wilma Rae Duffey
....Wilma Rae Duffey, 68 of Pleasant Hill, Mo., died Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015, in Lee’s Summit, Mo.
....She was born on Oct. 15, 1947, in Warrensburg, Mo.,i the daughter of Archie David McKinzie and Willa Belle Houts McKinzie.
Wilma graduated from Kingsville High School in 1965. She worked as a dietary manager in long-term care facilities in Independence, Mo., and Harrisonville, Mo.
....Wilma enjoyed bingo, "garage sale-ing" and watching Dancing with the Stars. She was a hard-working, compassionate woman who enjoyed time with her grandchildren and with her beloved friends and neighbors on Shagbark Lane.
....Wilma was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by: two daughters, Angela Stoneking of Lee’s Summit, and Shelly Dehner and husband J.R. of Augusta, Kan.; three sisters, her twin Ruth Franklin of Pleasant Hill; Arlene Gay of Oklahoma; Marilyn Swift of North Carolina; one brother David McKinzie of North Carolina; five grandchildren, Kami, Kendall, Kyli, Keli, Harley; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
....Cremation has been accorded.

Jennie Cordelia Bowman
....Jennie Cordelia Bowman, 88 of Pleasant Hill, Mo., was born Feb. 4, 1927 in Independence, Mo., and departed life on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015. at her home surrounded by family.
....Jennie was the daughter of William H. and Eunice V. (Whitehead) Yadon. She was a 1944 graduate of Pleasant Hill High School.
....On July 7, 1945, she was united in marriage to George E. Bowman in Harrisonville. He preceded her in death on Aug. 19, 2010. Jennie was also preceded in death by one granddaughter, Leslie Buckingham-Denslow and one son-in-law, Chris Ford.
....Jennie was a member of Grace Family Fellowship Church in Pleasant Hill. She enjoyed getting “out and about,” but treasured her family above all.
....She is survived by: two sons, Glen Bowman and his wife Cindy of Raymore, Mo., and Mike Bowman and his wife Karen of Pleasant Hill; two daughters, Teri Melvin and her husband Jon and Rhonda Ford, both of Pleasant Hill; 11 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; other relatives and many friends.
....Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 28, 2015. Interment was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
....Memorial contributions are suggested to Grace Family Fellowship and may be sent in care of the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home.
....Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanleydick eyfuneralhome.com
....Arrangements were under the direction of the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home of Pleasant Hill. 816-540-5550.

Norma Jean Curry
....Norma Jean Curry, 81, of Pleasant Hill, Mo., was born on June 18, 1934, in Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of Earl and Mary (Howard) Gibbons. She departed this life Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015, at St. Luke’s East Hospital in Lee’s Summit.
....In 1951, she was united in marriage to Clyde E. Curry in Sedalia.
....She was employed as a clerk for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, retiring in 1991. ] She loved sewing and crappie fishing. She was a wonderful wife and mother.
....Norma was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Robert L. “Bob” Gibbons.
....She is survived by: her husband, Clyde of Pleasant Hill; two sons, Dennis Curry of Pleasant Hill, and David and wife Kristy Curry of Lake Lotawana, Mo.; two grandchildren, John Curry of Raytown, Mo., and Michelle Quinter of Harrisonville, Mo.; one great grandchild, Paige; other relatives and friends.
....Cremation has been accorded. No services are scheduled at this time.
....Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) and may be sent in care of the funeral home.

James E. Enloe
....James E. Enloe was born Jan. 8, 1946, in California and departed this life on Dec. 19, 2015, at Lee’s Summit Medical Center in Lee’s Summit, Mo., at the age of 69 years, 11 months and 11 days. He was the son of Ernest T. and Ellen G. (Kittrill) Enloe, both of whom preceded him in death.
....James proudly served his country in the United States Air Force.
....On Aug, 12, 1972, James was united in marriage with Gayle Marie Williams in Fowler, Kan., and for several years they made their home in Dodge City, Kan., before moving to Pleasant Hill, Mo., in 1976.
....James was a computer analyst for AT&T before his retirement.
....He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Tara Lynn.
....James is survived by: his wife, Gayle, of the home; and two sisters-in-law, Sharon Preedy of Fowler, Kan., and Carol Kurilla of Excelsior, Minn.
....Cremation has been accorded and a Memorial Service will be held at a later date.
....Arrangements are under the direction of the Wallace Funeral Home of Pleasant Hill.

Wilda Hayes Hosch
....Wilda (Hayes) Hosch, 75, of San Antonio, Tex., formerly of Pleasant Hill, Mo., passed away Dec. 22, 2015.
....Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016, at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill. Burial will immediately follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12 noon until service time at the funeral home that day.
....A complete obituary will be in the next Pleasant Hill Times.

Laurel Knorpp
Chucovich
...Laurel Knorpp Chucovich, 85 of Canyon, Tex, died Dec. 7, 2015, at home surrounded by her children.
...Laurel was born in Amarillo, Texas, on Aug. 20, 1930, to Morris and Myrtle Hood Knorpp. She was the eldest of three children. All four of her grandparents were early settlers of the Texas Panhandle, arriving between 1888 and 1909.
...Laurel grew up on the family ranch east of Groom, Tex., and graduated as class valedictorian of the Groom High School class of 1948. She graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas with a BA degree in 1952.
...While at SMU, she became a member of Delta Zeta Sorority and Gamma Alphi Chi, an advertising fraternity. Returning to the Texas Panhandle after graduation, she worked for a newspaper and radio station in Pampa before joining the staff of Amarillo’s Channel 10 as promotion and publicity manager when the station had been on the air for only a few months.
...On Oct. 15, 1955, Laurel married Cyril Joseph Chucivich in Groom. They lived in Denver for 13 years and had three children. She worked in public relations, as well as holding all offices, including president, of the Denver, Colorado Delta Zeta Sorority Alumnae Association.
...In 1968, the family moved to Pleasant Hill, Mo. Mr. and Mrs. Chucovich were divorced in 1984, and Laurel continued to live in Pleasant Hill for a total of 32 years. She retired after more than 23 years as Assistant Controller of Stahl Specialty Company, an aluminum foundry. She had joined the Missouri Chapter DS P.E.O., in 1972 and later transferred her membership to Amarillo’s chapter CM and has been a resident of Canyon, Tex., since 2000.
...During her lifetime, Laurel had a great number of hobbies and interests. She learned to read at an early age and continued to read and collect books the rest of her life. She also collected butterflies while in her teens. She loved playing the piano, mainly classical music and collected paintings during her adult years. She liked to knit and do other creative needle work and every member of her family has received at least one knitted item through the years.
...Laurel was predeceased by her father Morris Knorpp, who was killed in an accident on the ranch in 1943; her mother Myrtle Hood Knorpp in 1991; her aunt, Evelyn Hood in 1998; and a niece Kara Knorpp in 2014.
...Surviving are: two sons, Steve Chucovich, wife Arpie and sons Arek and Garen of Colorado, Richard Chucovich, his ex-wife Virginia of Amarillo , Tx., and granddaughters Emily Chucovich and spouse Jay Tamboli of Washington, D.C., and Erin Chucovich of Missouri; a daughter, Stana Eager and husband Christopher Eager of Missouri; two brothers: Kenton Knorpp and wife Judy, a niece, Kenda Cobb, a great-nephew, Carson Cobb and nephew Brad Knorpp all of Oklahoma, and Kerry Knorpp and wife Von Dell of Amarillo, and a nephew, Clinton Knorpp of Colorado. She is also survived by her lifelong best friend Betty Garrett of Amarillo.
...The family received friends on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel.
...Services were held on Friday, Dec. 11, 2015, at the funeral home. Burial followed in Llano Cemetery.
...In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Hospice Care of the Southwest 6660 Killgore Dr., Ste. 110, Amarillo, Tex. 79106; or or PEO Cottey College Scholarship Fund, c/o Laura Heath, 4116 Paramount Blvd., Amarillo, Tex. 79109.
...Sign the online guestbook at www.boxwellbrothers.com
...Arrangements are under the direction of the Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors of Amarillo.

Roy Kauffman
...Roy Kauffman, 73, formerly of Pleasant Hill, Mo., died Friday, Dec. 4, 2015.
...Roy was preceded in death by his father; wife Nancy; one great grandson, Jordan; and one brother. Rex Kauffman.
...He is survived by: his mother, Sarah Kauffman; wife Norma Kauffman; children, Elden and wife Kathy Kauffman, Tillman G. and wife Rhonda Kauffman, Nancy J. and husband Doug McClure, and Wilma Kauffman-Simms; one brother, Ron and wife Carol Kauffman; one sister, Becky and husband Pete Ellison; 11 grandchildren, Rachel Thousand, Sarah Kump, Jonathan McClure, Adam Kauffman, Ashton Bricker, Brian Kauffman, Andy Kauffman, Tiffany Smith, Gregory Smith, Devon Snow, Maggie Ball; and 15 great-grandchildren.
...A celebration of Roy’s life will be held noon Saturday, Dec.12, 2015, at the Linn Creek Baptist Church, in Camdenton, M0. Visitation will be held 11 a.m.
...Memorial contributions are suggested to New Tribe Ministries.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanley-dickeyfuneral home.com
...Arrangements are under the direction of the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home of Pleasant Hill.

Marilyn June
Sharp Sparks
...Marilyn June Sharp Sparks, 91 of Kingsville, Mo., and formerly of Pleasant Hill, Mo., was born, March 17, 1924, in Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of Lillard Carson and Ora May (Wood) Wilmoth. She departed this life, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, at her home.
...Marilyn was a 1942 Pleasant Hill High School graduate.
...On Jan. 1, 1943, she was united in marriage to John W. “Bob” Sharp, in Kansas City; he preceded her in death on January 31, 1976. She later married Paul Sparks, who preceded her in death in 2002.
...Marilyn and her husband Bob owned and operated Sharps Grocery store in Holden, Mo., El Dorado Springs, Mo., and Pleasant Hill. She was also a homemaker. Towards the end of her career Marilyn was employed at Gerbes in Pleasant Hill.
...She was an active member of the Pleasant Hill First Christian Church, the Rebekah’s and the Royal Neighbors. Marilyn loved camping, cooking, dancing and singing.
...Marilyn was also preceded in death by two sisters, Bonnie Palmer and Dolores Clark.
...She is survived by: one son Mark Sharp of Harrisonville; one daughter, Zoe and husband Bill White of Kingsville; five grandchildren, Katie Richcreek of Pleasant Hill, Sarah Green of Lee’s Summit, Mo., Rachel Marilyn and husband Derek Kauffman of Pleasant Hill, Jessica and husband Josh Hale of Lee’s Summit, Mo., and Amara Bruno of Pleasant Hill; 11 great grandchildren; two brothers, Lillard Wilmoth of Pleasant Hill, and Huntley and wife Gwen Wilmoth of Overland Park, Kan.; other relatives and friends.
...Cremation has been accorded. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a. m. Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, at the Pleasant Hill First Christian Church. Reverend D. Kent Deubner will officiate. Visitation will be held 9:30 a.m. until service time at the church.
...Memorial contributions are suggested to the First Christian Church and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
...Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stan leydickeyfuneralhome.com
...Arrangements are under the direction of the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home of Pleasant Hill. 816-540-5550

Mary Ruth Smith Richardson
....Mary Ruth (Smith) Richardson was born Dec. 18, 1944 on her parents’ farm in Kingsville, Mo., and passed away Nov. 25, 2015, at Raymore Rehabilitation Center in Raymore, Mo., at the age of 70 years, 11 months and 7 days. She was the fourth of eight children born to Lawrence W. and Julia (Shackleford) Smith.
....Mary spent her younger years in the Kingsville area and graduated from Kingsville High School in 1962. In high school she participated in softball, basketball and was a Kingsville cheerleader for all four years.
On Jan. 12, 1963, she was united in marriage with George Lyle Bradshaw in Holden, Mo., and to this union three children were born. They later divorced.
....On Dec. 23, 1968, Mary was united in marriage with James C. Richardson.
....Mary had made her home in Pleasant Hill, Mo., since 1968 and had worked for King Louie sewing factory in Pleasant Hill from 1975 until it closed in 1985. She then went to work for a daycare center in Lee’s Summit, Mo., for several years before becoming employed at Pleasant Hill Health and Rehabilitation Center, where she worked until declining health forced her retirement in 2008.
....Mary was preceded in death by: her parents, Lawrence and Julia Smith; one son, James Lyle Bradshaw; one brother, Joe Allen Smith; one sister, Connie Sue Kilgore; and one niece, Peggy Bartlett Eddings.
She is survived by: two daughters, Rhonda (Bradshaw) Kauffman and husband Tillman and Becky (Bradshaw) Turner, all of Pleasant Hill; two brothers, Charley Smith of Kingsville, and Kelly Smith and wife Carmen of Montrose, Mo.; three sisters, Janette Smith of Holden, Judy Strutton of Independence, Mo., and Patsy Morrison and husband Larry of Holden; six grandchildren, Ashton Bricker and Alyssa Delong of Latour, Mo., Andy Kauffman and Colton Brinkoetter, both of Pleasant Hill, Cotey Turner and Ciera Spangler of Gunn City, Mo., twin granddaughters, Cassadee and Cacee Turner of Pleasant Hill; great grandson, Conner Turner of Gunn City, and another great grandson due in February.
....A graveside service was held on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015 at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
....The family suggests contributions to: Crossroads Hospice Charitable Foundation, 10810 E. 45th Street, Suite 300, Tulsa, Okla., 74146.
....Arrangements were under the direction of the Wallace Funeral Home.



Eunice Arline
Funkhouser
...Eunice Arline Funkhouser, 86 of Pleasant Hill, Mo., was born Jan. 22, 1929, in Moniteau County, near California, Mo., the daughter of Alfred “Kotch” and Emma Louise (Folkerts) Volkart. She departed this life on Tuesday, Nov.17, 2015, at Research Medical Center surrounded with love and family.
...Arline attended Pluck Grade School in California, Mo., and was a 1947 California High school graduate. Later she attended the Research Hospital School of Nursing, graduating as a registered nurse.
...On Aug. 13, 1950, she was united in marriage to Henry Earl Funkhouser at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in California, Mo.
...Arline was employed as a Registered Nurse until her daughters were born. She then became a full time homemaker. Arline was an active member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Harrisonville, Mo. She was also actively involved with the Pleasant Hill Clothes Closet and served as a delivery driver for the Pleasant Hill Meals on Wheels. She enjoyed quilting, sewing, gardening, and mowing. She was especially fond of spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Arline was preceded in death by two brothers, Lex Volkart and Jim Volkart.
...She is survived by: her husband of 65 years, Henry of the home; three daughters, Becky Wilson and husband Terry and Annie Vaughn and husband Bill, both of Pleasant Hill, and Patty Diers and husband Mark, of Howard Lake, Minn.; six grandchildren, Todd Wilson and wife Nici of Pleasant Hill, Adam Vaughn and wife Crystal of Lone Jack, Scott Vaughn and wife Jennifer of Pleasant Hilli, Julie Kinney of Pleasant Hill, Jeff Diers and wife Leisha, and Keith Diers and fiance Bridget Comee, both of Howard Lake, MN; nine great grandchildren Taylor, Conway and Delilah Vaughn, Tyne and Truman Wilson, Tyler and Olivia Vaughn, Emma and Michael Kinney; two brothers, Rex Volkart and wife Elaine of California, Mo., and Alan Volkart and wife Betty of Ashland, Mo.; two sisters, Anita McDonald and husband Joe of Latham, Mo., and Judy Leithauser, of Russellville, Mio.; other relatives and many friends.
...Visitation was held on Friday evening, Nov. 20, 2015, at the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill, and one hour prior to the service at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Harrisonville.
...Funeral services were held on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, at the church. Interment followed in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Casket bearers were Jeff Diers, Keith Diers, Adam Vaughn, Scott Vaughn, Todd Wilson and Bruce Simms.
...Online condolences may be sent to stanley-dickeyfuner alhome.com
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Pleasant Hill Meals on Wheels or to Our Savior Lutheran Church and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
...Arrangements were under the direction of the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home.

Donald “Donn”
Claude Miller
....Donn Claude Miller was born Jan. 7, 1953, in Albany, Calif., and departed this life on Nov. 4, 2015, at his home, at the age of 62 years, 9 months and 28 days. He was the son of Louis Conrad and Geraldine (Conger) Miller.
....Donn spent his younger years in California and graduated from Piedmont High School in 1971.
....On Jan. 10, 1981, he was united in marriage with Suzanne Patricia Cooke in Normanhurst, Australia. After their marriage, Donn and Sue lived in California, Australia and Prairie Village, Kan. In 1994 they moved to Harrisonville, Mo., to make their home.
....At his core, Donn was a man who wanted to bring out the best in people, and loved finding ways to brighten people’s day. During the holidays he would often go out in red sweaters and a Santa cap. Combined with his grey hair and bushy beard, this made him a very convincing Saint Nick, which was a part he loved to play along with, greeting most comments on his festive appearance with a bright smile and a jolly laugh.
....Donn was preceded in death by his parents, Louis Conrad and Geraldine (Conger) Miller.
....He is survived by his wife, Suzanne of the home; two sons, Warren Miller of Overland Park, Kan., and Martin Conrad Miller of the home; one daughter, Malynn Miller also of the home; one brother, John Conrad Miller and wife Leslie of Rochester, Minn.; three half-brothers, Jim Mucks of Anderson, Calif., Greg Mucks of Clear Lake Calif., and George Mucks also of California; one half-sister, Yvonne Betar of Marin County Calif.; one step-sister, Cricket Hall of Turlock, Calif., other relatives and many friends.
....Cremation has been accorded and a Memorial Service was held on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill, Mo., with Monsignor Bradley Offutt officiating. Inurnment will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
....Arrangements were under the direction of the Wallace Funeral Home.



Ruth Shobe
...Ruth Shobe, 89, of Lee’s Summit, Mo., passed away on Nov.15, 2015. Ruth was born on July 25, 1926, in Grain Valley, Mo. She grew up in Garden City, Kan., and graduated from that high school in 1944.
...Ruth met and married Floyd Mason Jewell. The family moved to Lee's Summit and her husband, Mason, became ill and passed away. After his death in 1956, Ruth began working at Bendix as an electrical inspector. During that time, she met and married Haley W. Shobe. The family later moved to a rural location outside of Pleasant Hill, Mo.
...Ruth was an active member in many clubs and organizations, including the Singles Group; the Bendix Retirees' Club & the Lee's Summit Christian Church. Upon her retirement, Ruth enjoyed traveling extensively with many of her friends.
...She was preceded in death by both of her parents, Walter Maxwell, and Mabel Maxwell; both of her husbands; two of her sons, Charles Evan Jewell and Maxwell Mason Jewell; as well as all of her six siblings.
...Survivors include: her youngest son, William Kent Jewell, and her only daughter, Bonnie Hensley; a step-daughter, Jan Hambright and husband Gary; a step-son, John Shobe; 11 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews and many friends.
...Funeral services were held on Friday, Nov. 20, 2015, at Lee’s Summit Christian Church. Burial followed in the Lee’s Summit Cemetery.
...Arrangements were under the direction of the Langsford Funeral Home of Lee’s Summit.



Bruce Chaverri
...Bruce Chaverri was born on Jan. 22, 1963, in Heredia, Costa Rica and departed on Nov. 18, 2015, at his home in Pleasant Hill, Mo. He was the son of Edwin and Katherine (Gerstley) Chaverri.
...Bruce spent his younger years in Costa Rica. He was married to Carmen DaSilva in Harrisonville, Mo., and they made their home in Pleasant Hill. He was preceded in death by his father Edwin.
...Bruce was a production supervisor for Woodcrafting, Inc., and had been a member of the Red Cross while living in Costa Rica. He was a wonderful and loving husband, dad, brother, uncle, and a true and devoted friend.
...Bruce is survived by: his wife Carmen DaSilva of the home; his mother, Katherine (Gerstley) Chaverri of Costa Rica; one step-daughter, Gina Ramirez and husband Dorian Famuliner of Pleasant Hill; three brothers: James Chaverri and wife Rhonda of Trenton, Mo., Erick Chaverri and wife Susy Villegas of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Tim Saale and wife Susie of Blue Springs, Mo.; three sisters: Cynthia Chaverri of Costa Rica; Grace Chaverri and husband Juan Carlos Hernandez of Costa Rica; and his twin sister, Gina Chaverri and husband Glenn Graessle of Olathe, Kan.; nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, other relatives and many friends.
...Cremation has been accorded and a memorial service honoring Bruce will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015, at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill, with Mr. Erick Chaverri and Wayne Pauley officiating.
...In memory of Bruce Chaverri, the family suggests contributions to the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation at cholangiocarcinoma.org
...Services were under the direction of the Wallace Funeral Home.



Harriett Ina Lycan
...Harriet Ina Lycan, 82 of Pleasant Hill Mo., passed away Nov. 17, 2015, at Kansas City Hospice House in Kansas City Mo. She was born Jan. 22, 1933 in Warrensburg, Mo., to Walter Morgan and Esther (Rich) Morgan.
...Harriet graduated from Warrensburg High School and worked at numerous church camps as a cook for many years. Harriet lived in Pleasant Hill since 1966 and was a member of the RLDS Church in Pleasant Hill.
...Harriet was preceded in death by: her husband Donald Lycan; and son Walter J. Lycan;
...Surviving her passing are: two sons, Robert N. Lycan P and Donald L. Lycan, both of Pleasant Hilli; daughter Luella Guffsteson of Ankney Iowa; sister Ethel Trader of Kansas City; five grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
...Funeral services were held on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, at Ben Cast & Son-Wood Funeral Home in Holden, Mo.
...Memorial contributions can be made to the American Kidney Association in memory of Harriet Lycan.
...Services were under the direction of Ben Cast & Son-Wood Funeral Home.



Don H. Land
...Donald Henley Land, 64 of Pleasant Hill, Mo., was born Jan. 20, 1951, in Independence, Mo., the son of John H. and Harriet (Henley) Land. He departed this life Wednesday, Nov.18, 2015, at his home after a courageous battle with cancer.
...Don was a 1969 Lee’s Summit High (Mo.) School graduate. An All-Conference performer in both football and track and field, Don attended Northwest Missouri State University on a football scholarship.
...Don had been employed by HSC Industrial Coatings in Pleasant Hill. Prior to that he worked for Underwriters Insurance Corporation as an Auto Recovery Specialist.
...Don loved fast cars, guns, Civil War history, old Western movies and an avid collector of unique antiques. Don especially loved to have a good time with family and friends.
...Don was preceded in death by his parents.
...He is survived by: two brothers, Gene Land and wife Michelle of Greenwood, Mo., and Chris Land of Pleasant Hill; three nephews, Ryan Land of Lake Winnebago, Mo., Sean and wife Elena Land of Lee’s Summit, Preston and wife Akeisha Land of Lee’s Summit; two nieces, Deanne Land of Greenwood, and Jackie Land of Madison, Wisc.; other relatives and countless friends.
...Funeral services were held on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, at the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill. Reverend Brandon Park offciated. Interment followed in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Casket bearers were Chris Land, Gene Land, Jerry Land, Preston Land, Ryan Land and Sean Land.
...A party celebrating Don’s life was held following services at the Pleasant Hill Memorial Building.
...Memorial contributions are suggested to the Pleasant Hill Cemetery and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
...Online condolences may be sent to the family at stanley-dickeyfuner alhome.com
...Arrangements were under the direction of the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home. 816-540-5550.



Marilyn Sharp-Sparks
...Marilyn Sharp-Sparks, 91, formerly of Pleasant Hill, departed this life on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, at her home near Kingsville.
...Arrangements are pending. A complete obituary will be published in next weeks edition of the Pleasant Hill Times and online at stanley-dickeyfuner alhome.com



Mary Owen McArtor
...Mary Owen McArtor of Overland Park, Kan., died Nov. 15, 2015.
Mary was born Apr. 2, 1921, in Randlett, Okla., the second of four children of John Gordon and Rea Jameson Owen.
...She was valedictorian of Hastings (Okla.) High School in 1939. She attended Central State College in Edmond, Okla. (now called University of Central Oklahoma) through a generous work-study position in the library and financial support from her older brother Harlan. She graduated with a B.A. in education in 1942.
...After graduation ,Mary wanted to serve her country and volunteered for the newly formed Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC), later renamed Women's Army Corps (WAC). She served in various administrative positions and stateside locations. At the end of WWII she was assigned to the separation center at Indiantown Gap, Penn. There she met her future husband, William S. McArtor. Mary left military service in December, 1946, at the rank of Captain. Mary was proud of her military service and became an early and generous contributor to the Women in Military Service to America Memorial, which is housed at the ceremonial entrance to Arlington National Cemetery. She and her family attended the groundbreaking in 1995, the dedication in 1997, and the ten-year anniversary in 2007.
...Mary and Bill were married on March 18, 1947. His career as an Army officer took them to many interesting locations. They had three daughters and were happily married for 52 years. She appreciated the arts and contributed to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. She was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church, active in United Methodist Women.
...She is survived by: her daughters and sons-in-law Mary and Lt. Col. (USMC, Ret.) Terry Richard Kane of Fuquay-Varina, N. Car., Kerry and Barry Cipra of Northfield, Minn., Kelly McArtor and Jim Purvis of Pleasant Hill, Mo., grandson Michael Cipra and his wife Sanae Tomita of Plymouth, Minn.; sister-in-law Marie McArtor of Ridgecrest, Calif.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
...Memorials may be sent to Asbury United Methodist Church or the Women in Military Service to America Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery, Washington DC.
...Memorial services will be 11 a.m. today (Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015), at Asbury United Methodist Church in Prairie Village, Kan. A reception and light lunch will follow immediately. Inurnment will be at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.



Donna Mae
(Jennings) O’Tool
...Donna Mae (Jennings) O’Tool was born March 5, 1950, in Kansas City, Mo., and departed this life on Nov. 8, 2015, at her home in Pleasant Hill, Mo., surrounded by the love of her family.
...She was the daughter of Junior Jule and Betty Mae (Knox) Jennings.
...Donna grew up in Kansas City and graduated from Glennon High School in 1968. She went on to obtain an Associate’s Degree and was a contract computer programmer for different branches of the military. She was also a member of the Catholic Church.
...In 1975, Donna moved her family to Pleasant Hill to make their home.
...Donna was a wonderful mother and grandmother, always putting her children’s needs before her own. She was also an avid Kansas City Royals fan, and hardly ever missed watching a Royals game. One of the things that kept her going through the last few weeks of her illness was her determination to see the Royals win the World Series. The World Series game had barely ended when she excitedly declared she had to have the World Series shirt and hat, and she got it!
...Donna was preceded in death by her father, Junior Jule Jennings; her mother Betty Mae (Knox) Wilson and one brother, Roger Jennings.
...She is survived by: her son, Corey O’Tool and her daughter, Tammy Fields both of Pleasant Hill; two brothers, Ronald Jennings and wife Kathy of Independence, Mo., and Michael Jennings of Independence; one sister-in-law, Patty Jennings of Centerview, Mo.; two grandchildren, Nicholas Fields of Pleasant Hill and C.J. O’Tool; other relatives and many friends.
...Rosary Recitation was held on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hilli. The family receive friends immediately following. Graveside service was held on Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery with Deacon Gary Kappler officiating.
...Arrangements were under the direction of the Wallace Funeral Home.

Jo Ann
(Woolard) Kerley
....Jo Ann (Woolard) Kerley died peacefully surrounded by family on Nov.12, 2015. She lived a full and generous life. She leaves family and friends with loving memories built on faith, hope, and love. Jo Ann was a wonderful wife, mother, friend, and business partner.
....Jo Ann was born in East Lynne, Mo., and moved to the family farm in Wingate, Mo., at the age of 3. She attended a one room school house until the 8th grade and then graduated from Pleasant Hill High School.
....Jo Ann moved to Kansas City in 1957 and attended Kansas City Business College. She was employed by Henry Welsch, CPA. She met the love of her life, R. Doin Kerley, at a VFW dance; they were married for 56 years. They had two wonderful children. The family moved to Independence in 1969.
....The couple purchased Hotz Business Solutions when their daughter was 6 weeks old. Jo Ann served as the Vice President of Hotz for 40 years. She was the first female President of the Midwest Minolta Dealership Organization.
....Jo Ann was very active in her children’s lives and knew every one of her children’s friends from a young age to the present. Many of those friends think of her as a second mom. She was involved in school activities and served as the Truman High School PTSA President.
....She enjoyed entertaining, decorating, landscaping, container gardening, and reading. Her favorite holiday was Christmas. Her family and friends remember her as loving, caring, encouraging, dedicated, loyal, and the epitome of a lady. Jo Ann was a wonderful wife, mother, friend, and business partner.
....She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Gillian (Woolard) Park; brother, Gary Woolard; and brother-in-law, Billy Dean Park.
....She is survived by: her husband, R.D. Kerley; daughter, Cynthia Lynn (Kerley) Blessen and husband Greg; son, Russell Shawn Kerley and wife Susan (Walsh); brother, Perry Woolard and wife Paula; and numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends.
....A visitation was held from on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015, at Speaks Suburban Chapel. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. today (Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015) at Woods Chapel United Methodist Church in Lee's Summit, Mo. A private family burial will follow at Floral Hills Garden East,in Lee’s Summit.
....Contributions may be made to the church or to Kansas City Hospice House .
....Online condolences may be expressed at www.speaks chapel.com
Arrangements: were under the direction of Speaks Suburban Chapel. 816-373-3600



Terry Lee Crider
...Terry Lee Crider was born July 15, 1955, in Kansas City, Mo., and departed this life on Nov. 9, 2015 at his home in Pleasant Hill, surrounded by his beloved family, at the age of 60 years, 3 months and 25 days. He was the son of Elmer A. and Mary E. (Clements) Crider.
...Terry spent his entire lifetime in Pleasant Hill, graduating from Pleasant Hill High School in 1973. On Nov.11, 1978, Terry was united in marriage with Tammy Sue Rogers in Pleasant Hill and to this union two children were born.
...Until declining health forced his retirement, Terry was a Maintenance Supervisor for Vanguard Packaging.
...Terry was a hard working man who loved and cherished his family. He was a loyal and true friend, and always quick to help those in need. He liked to spend his spare time at the Pleasant Hill City Lake, fishing and pitching horseshoes. He was a member of the Horseshoe League of Pleasant Hill.
...Terry was preceded in death by: his father Elmer A. Crider on Dec. 10, 1993; his mother Mary E. (Clements) Crider on Apr. 24, 2004; and his brother Charlie Crider on May 19, 2004.
...He is survived by his wife, Tammy S. (Rogers) Crider of the home; one son, Jacob Crider of Pleasant Hill; one daughter Jessica (Crider) Ireland and husband Bransen of Nashville, Tenn.; two brothers, Jerry Crider and wife Melba of Osceola, Mo., and Ricky Crider and wife Cindy of Lake Ozark, Mo.; two sisters, Janis Crider of Roach, Mo., and Cathy Smith of Kansas City; two grandsons, Brayden and Cash Ireland; other relatives and many friends.
...A Celebration of Life was held at the Pleasant Hill City Lake on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015.
...Arrangements were under the direction of the Wallace Funeral Home of Pleasant Hill.



Danny Bagby
...Danny Bagby was born March 22, 1947, in Ontario, Calif., and departed this life on Nov. 9, 2015, at the Hermitage Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hermitage, Mo., at the age of 68 years, 7 months and 18 days. He was the son of George E. and Phylis (Blades) Bagby.
...Danny was a 1965 graduate of Lee’s Summit High School.
...On May 1, 1981, Danny was united in marriage with Sharon Kay Paul at the home of her parents, Fern and Andy Paul, in Strasburg, Mo. They made their home in the Strasburg and Pleasant Hill, Mo., area until 1994 when they moved to their farm near Pomme de Terre Lake in Flemington, Mo. Sharon preceded him in death on March 7, 2013, and Danny continued to make his home in Flemington.
...Danny was a self-employed floor covering installer for many years.
...Thousands of children and adults alike knew Danny simply as “Santa”. He worked for Naturally Santa, Inc., for 17 years, in several places including Texas, New York City and Cedar Rapids, Iowa, a job he dearly loved. In his spare time, Danny was an avid hunter and fisherman, and loved teaching his children and grandchildren the skills involved with these endeavors.
...In addition to his wife Sharon, Danny was preceded in death by: his parents, George and Phylis Bagby; one brother Daryl Bagby; and one sister, Vaunda Birchfield.
...He is survived by: two sons, Robert Bagby of Warrensburg, Mo., and Lance Keeran and fiancé Diana of Pleasant Hill; four daughters, Kelly Bagby of Harrisonville, Mo., Shawn Smith and husband Perry of Flemington, Andrea Hurst of Belton, Mo., and Alicia Pritchard of Independence, Mo.; one brother, Gerald Bagby and wife Marie of Pleasant Hill; nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; other relatives and many friends.
...Cremation has been accorded.
...In memory of Danny Bagby, the family received friends at a Memorial Visitation on. Monday, Nov. 16, 2015, at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill, who was in charge of the arrangements.



Raymond
Ross Shepherd
...Raymond Ross Shepherd, 83, of Mound City, Kan., was born November 28, 1931, in Kansas City, Mo., the son of Gerald E. and Frances E. (Raab) Shepherd. He departed this life Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015, at his home surrounded by his family.
...Raymond was a 1949 Kansas City-Lillis High School graduate. He was a United States Korean War Navy Veteran.
...On Sept. 2, 1968, he was united in marriage to June Marie Springer in Clinton, Mo.
...Raymond was a an iron worker with the Welders Union Local #10 in Lawrence, Kan. Later he owned and operated Superior Welder in Lawrence. He was a member of the Eagle’s Lodge of Lawrence, American Legion Post #0058 of Mound City, 32nd-degree Mason and a member of the Shriner’s Abdullah Temple of Lawrence.
...In his spare time he enjoyed golfing, fishing and gardening. He was a proud father and grandfather; a true family man and patriarch.
...Raymond was preceded in death by: his parents; one brother, Gerald Shepherd; and one sister, Mary Deeds.
...He is survived by: his wife June of Mound City; three sons, Rick (and Gwen LawRance) Peek of Louisburg, Kan., Donald Shepherd and David Shepherd, both of Johnstown, Penn.; two daughters, Dena (and Jeff Hemus) Shipley of Mound City, and Roberta Kimlin of Shawnee, Kan.; one brother, Richard Shepherd of Florida; three sisters, Patricia Lea of San Bernadino, Calif., Kathleen (and Jim) Milam of Edwards, Mo., and Julie (and Phillip) Salley of Montgomery, Ala.; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grand- children; other relatives and friends.
...Visitation was held on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015, at the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill, Mo., followed by funeral services. Then graveside military services and interment took place in the Staley Mound Cemetery in rural Pleasant Hill.
...Memorial contributions are suggested 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-dickeyfuner alhome.com
...Arrangements were under the direction of the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home. 816-540-5550



Barney Joe Mantzey
...Barney Joe Mantzey was born Jan. 15, 1947, in Bogard, Mo., and departed this life on Nov. 10, 2015, at his home in Pleasant Hill, Mo., at the age of 68 years, 9 months and 25 days. He was the son of Raymond M. and Donna J. (Bush) Mantzey.
...Barney lived most of his adult life in the Jackson County and Cass County areas. He graduated from Lone Jack (Mo.) High School in 1965. Barney continued his education, obtaining an Aircraft Mechanic Certification.
...Barney proudly served his country in the United States Army from May 9, 1966, until April 20, 1968. After his honorable discharge from the military, Barney returned to the family farm in Cass County.
...On June 19, 1971, Barney was united in marriage with Linda Alice Holmes at the Lone Jack Baptist Church and to this union five children were born.
...Barney was a cabinet maker and worked for several cabinet shops, including Sitka & Paxton throughout his lifetime. He also worked for a trophy shop.
...Barney was a member of Forest Grove Baptist Church, Jewel Lodge #480 A.F. & A.M. of Pleasant Hill and Carpenters Union Local #315 of Kansas City.
...He was preceded in death by: his parents;and one brother, Eugene Mantzey.
...Barney is survived by: his wife, Linda of the home; four sons, Raymond Mantzey of Troy, Ala., Bradley Mantzey and wife Jessica of Lone Jack, James Mantzey of Pleasant Hil and Byron Mantzey of Blue Springs, Mo.; one daughter, Cherie Mantzey of Harrisonville, Mo.; one brother Ronald Mantzey and wife Peggy of San Bernardino, Calif.; one sister, Sharon (Mantzey) Finklea of Calera, Alab.; six grandchildren, other relatives and many friends.
...The family received friends on Tuesday, Nov.17, 2015 at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill. Graveside service followed at 2:00 p.m. at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville, Mo., with Military Honors. Rev. Jim Richards officiated. Honorary Bearers were Raymond Mantzey, Bradley Mantzey, James Mantzey, Byron Mantzey, Ricky Hernandez, Erik Mantzey, Ronald Mantzey and Luke Richards.
...Arrangements were under the direction of the Wallace Funeral Home.



Larry L. Neilson
...Larry L. Neilson was born Oct. 30, 1946, in Ottawa, Kan., and departed this life on Nov. 10, 2015 at his home in Pleasant Hill, Mo., at the age of 69 years and 11 days. He was the son of Olin Lewis and Betty Jean (Parker) Neilson.
...Larry spent his younger years on the family farm in Ottawa. When he was 13 the family moved to Topeka, Kan., where he graduated from Washburn Rural High School in 1965. Larry worked in the sheet rock business most of his life.
...After moving to Pleasant Hill in 1988, he established Neilson Drywall, which he owned and operated until declining health forced his retirement.
...On May 6, 1989, he was united in marriage to Carol L. (Hand) Taylor in Pleasant Hill and they continued to make their home here.
...Larry enjoyed the outdoors and loved to fish and hunt. But what gave him the most joy was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He loved family gatherings, especially if he could play cards.
...Larry was preceded in death by: his parents; and one sister, Peggy McDonald.
...He is survived by: his wife Carol and one daughter, Michelle Lynn (Neilson) Behney and husband Zachary, all of Belton, Mo.; two step-sons, Les Taylor and wife Kris of Lee’s Summit, Mo., and Jeff Taylor and wife Michell of Nevada, Mo.; one step-daughter, Robin Worden and husband Bob of Harrison, Ark.; two sisters, Kathy Bredahl and husband Scott Wilson of Topeka, and Lorraine Breitweiser of Houston, Tex.; two grandchildren, Lillian and Adrian; numerous step-grandchildren and step great-grandchildren; other relatives and many friends.
...Cremation has been accorded.
...The family of Larry Neilson will host a Memorial Visitation from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015 in the Lions Shelter House at the Pleasant Hill City Lake.
...Cremation arrangements were under the direction of the Wallace Funeral Home of Pleasant Hill.



Marieta G.
(Timberlake) Prewitt
...Marieta G. Prewitt, 93, passed away peacefully at home on Nov. 1, 2015, surrounded by her loving family.
...Marieta was the daughter of John Timberlake and Addie Staggers Timberlake. She grew up in the Lebanon, Kan., area, where her family were sharecroppers. Marieta changed schools at least ten times as a child, then in the 8th grade Marieta and her parents moved to Pleasant Hill, Mo., and remained a lifelong resident. She was a Cub Scout Den Mother, life member and Noble Grand of the Bertha Rebekah Lodge 31, delivering Meals on Wheels, member and one time President of the Pleasant Hill Junior Study Club, past President of the Cass County Medical Center Auxiliary and Pink Lady, as well as serving on the Cemetery Board for 29 years.
...Marieta was preceded in death by her parents, husband Ralph R. Prewitt, brother Gerald Timberlake and great-grandson Matt Prewitt. She is survived by: her daughter Glenda Ketchum and husband Frank; son Ronald Prewitt and wife Orvalene; grandchildren Debra Ketchum, Rodney Prewitt and wife Jennifer, Larry Heide and wife Jennifer, Jeff Ketchum and wife Darla, and Shauna Prewitt; great-grandchildren Marcus Prewitt, Austin Prewitt, Mitchell Ketchum, Blake Bond, Mariah Ketchum, and Isabella Prewitt; great-great-granddaughters McKenna Prewitt and Opie Prewitt.
...A Celebration of Life Service was held on Nov. 5, 2015, at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill. Funeral and graveside services followed, with internment in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
...In memory of Marieta Prewitt, the Family suggests contributions to the Pleasant Hill Cemetery or the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church.
...Arrangements were under the direction of the Wallace Funeral Home.

Billy J. VanSickle
....Billy J. VanSickle, 89 of Pleasant Hill, Mo., departed this life on Nov. 5, 2015, at Pleasant Hill Health and Rehabilitation Center surrounded by his loving family. He was born Aug. 5, 1926, in Macon, Mo., to Orin Leroy VanSickle and Emma Anna (DeGrott) VanSickle.
....He grew up in Macon and attended high school there. At the age of 17, Bill enlisted in the U.S. Navy and proudly served in World War II aboard the U.S.S. Idaho in the Pacific as well as during the Korean Conflict. He married Marie Seward on Dec. 25, 1949.
....Bill was a tool and die maker and worked for many aircraft manufacturing companies around the United States. After living in California for 18 years, he and his family moved to Pleasant Hill. Bill retired from AT&T in Lee’s Summit. He also established Pleasant Acres Tree Farm and sold Christmas trees and landscaping trees for 20 years.
....Bill was a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Lee’s Summi and was also a member of VFW Post #3118 in Pleasant Hill.*
....He was preceded in death by: his parents; two brothers Loren VanSickle and Otto VanSickle; and one daughter Rhonda VanSickle.
....Bill is survived by his wife Marie; son Dan VanSickle and wife Becky of Greenwood, Mo.; daughter Deb Deatrick and husband Scott of Rogersville, Mo.; eight grandchildren, Staci Kelley, Danae Grace, Abbie Durr, Jessica Novotney, Dana Deatrick, Alex Burau, Austin Burau, Blake Burau; and six great-grandchildren; one brother, Clint VanSickle and wife Linda of Blue Springs, Mo.; two sisters, Betty Enke of Blue Springs and Shirley Smith and husband Glenn of Kansas City, Mo.; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.
....A memorial service was held on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015, at the St. Matthew Lutheran Church. Pastor Craig Otto officiated.
....Cremation has been accorded. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the St. Matthew Lutheran Church Building Fund
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. 816-540-5550.



Tanya L. Wilson Chamberlain
...Tanya L. (Wilson) Chamberlain was born Sept. 8, 1972, in Kansas City, Mo., and departed this life on Nov. 1, 2015, in Lee’s Summit, Mo., at the age of 43 years, 1 month and 23 days. She was the daughter of Darrell W. Wilson and Genia (Lilly) Fetters.
...Tanya spent most of her life in the Jackson County area, graduating from Lee’s Summit High School in 1990. She later obtained her associates degree in nursing.
...Tanya faced many health adversities in her lifetime, diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in her teen years.
...She was preceded in death by: her father, Darrell W. Wilson, Sr.; maternal grandparents Robert Eugene and Mildred Lilly; and paternal grandparents Orville and Ruth Wilson.
...Tanya is survived by: her son Tyler Gage Chamberlain of Smithville, Mo.; her mother, Genia Fetters and fiancé Bob Meredith of Lee’s Summit; two brothers, Darrel Wayne Wilson, Jr. of Phoenix, Ariz., and Teddy Wilson of Lee’s Summit; two sisters, Nicole Rushing of North Carolina and Melissa Wilson of Raytown, Mo.; step-mother, Kay Summers of Greenwood, Mo.; niece, Brittany Foster of Lee’s Summit; many other relatives and friends.
...Cremation has been accorded. A Celebration of Life Service was held on Monday, Nov. 9, 2015, at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill, Mo., which provided arrangements. Rev. Lynne Brown officiated.



Violet May Raffurty
...Violet May Raffurty, 80 of Pleasant HillMo., was born Sept. 2, 2015, in Pleasant Hill, the daughter of Marion and Katherine (Johnson) Snow. She departed this life on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015, at the Research Medical Center in Kansas City, surrounded with love and family.
...Violet was a 1954 Kingsville High School graduate.
...On April 3, 1954, she was united in marriage to James Hall Raffurty in Miami, Okla. He preceded her in death on Oct. 29, 2003.
...Violet had been employed as an electronics assembler for AT&T in Lee’s Summit; as maintenance supervisor for Unity Village, Lee’s Summit; and last working for Wal-Mart in Harrisonville. She was a member of the Red Hat Society. Violet was a also a member of the Pleasant Hill First Christian Church, where she was active member of the CWF.
...In her spare time she enjoyed gardening, flowers, quilting, embroidery, reading; but she especially loved spending time with her grandchildren. Violet also enjoyed working at the Lay-Clergy Thrift Store.
...Violet was also preceded in death by her parents.
...She is survived by: two sons, James Raffurty of Lee’s Summit, and Wayne Raffurty of Pleasant Hill; two daughters, Joyce Raffurty and Kathy and husband Steve Dains, both of Harrisonville; three brothers, Eugene Snow, of Leavenworth, Kan., Nathan Snow of Oskaloosa, Kan., and Jerry and wife Alice Jean Snow of Pleasant Hill; six grandchildren; six great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
...Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 5, at the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill.
...Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 6, 2015, at the funeral home. Reverend D. Kent Deubner of the Pleasant Hill First Christian Church will officiate. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
...Casket bearers are Vaness Emokae, Jerry Hedgpath, Adam King, Eric King, Jason Raffurty and Anthony Smith.
...Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Diabetes Association and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
...Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanleydickeyfuneral home.com
...Arrangements were under the direction of the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home of Pleasant Hill. 816-540-5550.

Billy Harold Barnes
....Billy Harold Barnes, 84, of Pleasant Hill, Missouri, formerly of Warrensburg, Missouri, was born November 24, 1930, in Chickopee Village, Georgia, the son of C. Glenn and Lola Melinda (Orr) Barnes. He departed this life Thursday, September 24, 2015 at the Pleasant Hill Health & Rehabilitation Center, Pleasant Hill, Missouri.
....Billy was a graduate of Lyman Hall High School, Gainesville, Georgia.
....He was first united in marriage to Marvel Ruth Conley; they later divorced. He later married Janet Aymond, who preceded him in death.
....He was a decorated Korean and Viet Nam War Air Force veteran, proudly serving 27 years.
....Billy had been employed as a Chief Master Sargeant of the Military Police for the United States Air Force, retiring May 31, 1977. He, then worked at Whiteman Air Force Base in Warrensburg, Missouri for a number of years in the commissary.
....Billy was preceded in death by his second wife, Janet, a brother, Roy Barnes; and two sisters Mildred Vaughn and Glendean Butsch.
....He is survived by 3 sons, Michael Barnes of Ashland, Ohio, David Barnes of Wooster, Ohio and Steven Barnes of Valdosta, Georgia; a daughter, Linda Moore of Daleville, Alabama; 3 sisters, Kathleen Ruegsegger of Troy, Michigan, Margaret Eller of Shambley, Georgia, and Betty Gabriel of Gainesville, Georgia; a sister-in-law Margie Barnes of Lancaster, South Carolina, 9 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.
....Cremation has been accorded. A Memorial service and inurnment, with full military honors, will be held at a later date in Ashland, Ohio.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanleydickeyfuneral home.com
....Arrangements were under the direction of the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home of Pleasant Hill. 816-540-5550.



Jackson
Connely Moody
...Jackson Connely Moody died at his home in Silver City, N. Mex. on Oct.r 20, 2015, at age 90. Jackson was an ophthalmologist who had lived in Silver City for 40 years.
...He was born in 1925 in Harrisonville, to a hardware store owner and a music teacher. He attended Westminster College in Fulton, graduating in only three years so that he could enter the Navy during World War II.
...Jackson served aboard a light cruiser, the USS Dayton, as a communications officer in both the Atlantic and Pacific before being demobilized after the end of the war.
...He entered medical school, supported by the GI Bill after considering several options. Jackson graduated from Northwestern University, Chicago in 1950. After spending a year of training at the Illinois Central Railroad Hospital in Chicago, Jackson moved to Kansas City to serve one year as a physician at the Remington Arms factory and another year of surgical training at Kansas City General Hospital.
...During this time, he met Lenora Murray, from Pleasant Hill. They married in 1953 and moved to Harrisonville where Jackson started a general medical practice.
...After eight years there, Jackson decided he wanted to use his medical skills to help the poor in third world countries. He joined the Methodist Board of Missions, took six months of language training and moved his family to Bidar, in southern India, where he worked in a small hospital. He became interested in ophthalmology and returned to Missouri for training.
...In 1969, he moved his family, which now included five children, to Kathmandu, Nepal, where he ran an eye clinic and took his mobile eye hospital into the mountains to provide eye surgeries for those who would not have been cared for without Dr. Moody’s loving devotion to serving those who were so needy.
...He later moved to Kabul, Afghanistan, where he continued to perform eye surgeries and helped train local physicians. In 1975, he retired from the Methodist board and returned to the United States to practice opthalmology. In 1985, Jackson moved to Weligama in southern Sri Lanka, his final foreign assignment. He started an eye hospital there before returning to Silver City for the rest of his career.
Jackson is survived by Lenora, his wife of 62 years; three sons, two daughters, six grandchildren and one sister, Mary Pat Meyer of Pleasant Hill.
...In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Doctors without Borders or the Methodist Church Memorial Fund. Bright Funeral Home in Silver City were in charge of funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent to www.brightfuneral.net.



Dale Talley
...Dale Talley, 68, of Oak Grove, Mo., passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015.
...He was born May 16, 1947, in Holden, Mo., the son of William Russell and Opal (Whiteman) Talley.
...Dale was a caster for Stahl’s Specialty Companyin Kingsville, Mo., for many years. He had also been a car salesman at Landmark Dodge and Lee’s Summit Dodge. Dale was a member of St. John LaLande Catholic Church.
...Dale was preceded in death by his parents. Ssurvivors include: his wife, Flavia Kessler-Talley of the home; four daughters, Rhonda Unger and husband Jeff of Lee’s Summit, Mo., Kim Shirley of Holden, Lorrie Jacobs and husband Lonnie of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Karin Ashmore and husband Brian of Moberly, Mo. and seven grandchildren.
...Visitation was held on Friday, Oct. 30, 2015, at Royer Funeral Home in Oak Grove.
...Funeral Mass was held on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015, at St. John LaLande Catholic Church in Blue Springs, Mo. Inurnment took place on Monday, Nov. 2, 2015, at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville, Mo.
...Arrangements were under the direction of the Royer Funeral Home of Oak Grove. 816-690-4441.

Ethel Louise Marrs
...Ethel Louise Marrs of Pleasant Hill, Mo., and formerly of Cushing, Okla., passed away on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015, at the age of 90 years.
...The daughter of the late Samuel VanVliet and Erminnie Fonseca VanVliet, Ethel was born on March 4, 1925, in New York, N. Y., and was raised and educated in that area.
...She was united in marriage to Charles Clifford Marrs in 1944 and to this union three children, Sherry, Danny and Patricia, were born. Clifford preceded her in death on April 18, 2003. Following his death, she moved to Pleasant Hill and had lived there since.
...In addition to her parents and husband, Ethel was preceded in death by one daughter, Sherry Morgan; one sister, Betty Weitz; one brother, Johnny VanVliet and one grandson, Robbie Shore.
...Ethel attended the Worship Center Church in Harrisville, Mo., and loved her Church and Church family. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, reading spending time with her family and friends and was an avid “Chiefs” fan. All that knew her loved her and will miss her.
...She is survived by: son, Danny Marrs and his wife Kathy; daughter Patricia Shore and her husband Robert; grandchildren, Denise Gregg, Danny Morgan, Barbara Morgan, Christine and Tom Mott, Tracy and Mikal Drange, Jenifer Marrs, Stefanie Marrs, Kimberly Shore, Steven and Lori Shore, and Martin Shore; great-grandchildren, Morgan Gregg, Kevin Gregg, Kaitlyn Mott, Sarah Mott, Grace Mott, Julia Mott, Marissa Drange, Nicholas Drange, Charissa and Armondo Medina, Michael Hulett, Cassandra Hulett, Alayna Shore, Blake Shore, Cayden Shore, Nathaniel Shore, Gordan Shore, Alex Shore and Hannah Shore; great-great-grandchildren, Maria Medina, Christofer Medina, Christian Medina, Brayan Medina and Colton Burton; and other relatives and friends.
...Graveside services were held on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015, at the Rest Haven Cemetery at Sperry, Okla.
...A memorial service was held at the Worship Center Church on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015.
...You may share your condolences with the Marrs family at www.davisfh.net
...Arrangement are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Cushing, Okla.

Harold Allen Bunch
...Harold Allen Bunch, 81, a lifelong resident of Pleasant Hill, Mo., was born Sept. 13, 1934, in Pleasant Hill, the son of Harold J. and Dorothy (Hutchison) Bunch. He departed this life on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015, at the Cass County Regional Medical Center in Harrisonville, Mo.
...Allen was a 1952 Pleasant Hill High School graduate. He proudly served in the Missouri Army National Guard’s 110th Engineers division from 1955 to 1963.
...On May 20, 1961, he was united in marriage to Marjorie Osborn in Lowry City, Mo.
...Allen was a self-employed cattle hauler and operated the family Bunch farm near Pleasant Hill. He retired in 2010. Allen enjoyed working his farm, two- step dancing, visiting friends and relatives and going to sales. He was a member of the Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Pleasant Hill.
...He was preceded in death by his parents.
...He is survived by: his wife Marjorie of the home; one brother Wayne and wife Phyllis Bunch of Adrian, Mo.; three nephews, Ted Bunch of Raytown, Mo., Michael Bunch of Harrisonville, and Lynn Bunch of Pleasant Hill; other relatives and friends.
...Visitation was held on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015, at the Stanley Dickey Funeral Home in Pleasanbt Hill.
...Funeral services were held on Monday, Oct. 26, 2015, at the funeral home. Reverend Todd MacLean of the Big Creek Baptist Church officiated. Interment followed in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery with full military honors by the National Guard and the V.F.W. Post #3118 Honor Guard.
...Casket bearers were Lynn Bunch, Mike Bunch, Ted Bunch, Sam Hill, Harvey Sprinkles and Charles Terrill. Honorary bearers were Jim Browning, Brian Bunch, Jay Bunch, Steve Ezell and Don Sousley.
...Memorial contributions are suggested to the Hickory Grove Baptist Church or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
...Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanleydickeyfuneral home.com
...Arrangements were under the direction of the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home.



Sylvia Jane
(Blackwell) Lauck
...Sylvia Jane (Blackwell) Lauck passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of friends on Oct. 19, 2015, in Pleasant Hill, Mo.
...Sylvia grew up in Lee’s Summit, graduating from Lee’s Summit High School in 1951. Sylvia enjoyed being a majorette and playing basketball, and also enjoyed the friendship of her teammates until her death.
...As a young adult, Sylvia was a devoted equestrian, breaking and training young horses for pleasure for numerous clients, successfully working with different breeds.
...Sylvia was a Senior Accountant for Trans World Airlines, traveling extensively while helping them transition into the computer age. Later in life, Sylvia became a real estate agent.
...Sylvia had been a resident of Peasant Hill for 25 years, enjoying her friends, family and neighbors. Sylvia was 82 at the time of her death.
...Sylvia is survived by: her brother, John Randolph Blackwell, IV; her sister, Marie K. (Mitty Blackwell) Tooke; her daughter, Marcy Sechrest of Mexico; her nephew, Michael Joseph Raysik, II; and her beloved and devoted friend, Russell Snyder of Pleasant Hill.
...Cremation has been accorded. A memorial service was held in the Chapel of Grace United Methodist Church in Lee’s Summit on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015. Rev. Hubert Neth officiated.
...Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Wallace Funeral Home of Pleasant Hill.



Patricia Louise
“Patty” Case
...Patricia Louise Case, 64 of Hermitage, Mo., and formerly of Pleasant Hill, Mo., was born Oct.18, 1950, in Des Moines, Iowa, the daughter of John and Alberta (Davis) Steele. She departed this life on Sunday Oct. 11, at her home in Hermitage surrounded by her family.
...Patty grew up in Des Moines where she graduated from St. Joseph Academy in 1968. After school she worked at Yonkers Department Store.
...On July 3, 1971, she was united in marriage to Tim Case in Des Moines. During her life Patty was a devoted mother, wife and follower of Christ. She was a creative artist, who enjoyed drawing, sculpting, writing children's books, and playing music. She shared her creative talents by working as the clown “Patty Cake.” In 1988, she was voted National Clown of the Year for her work. Patty also got to perform with the Barnum and Bailey Clowns at the circus.
...She was a cofounder of Heart to Heart ministry in Buffalo to help those in need. She touched children's lives through the puppet ministry, youth ministry, and children's programs at her churches.
...Patty followed God's calling to minister to people by becoming a pastor in the Disciples of Christ Church. She pastored the Hermitage Christian Church for seven years.
...Patty also enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was full of fun and life spending time at the lake, baking cookies, and doing art projects with her children.
...Patty is preceded in death by her mother and father and one sister, Janice Kuble.
...Patty is survived by: her husband Tim of the home: one son, Matthew and wife Laura Case of Pleasant Hill; her brother Mike and wife Barbara Steele of West Virginia; three grandsons Carson, Ayden and Sutton Case; and other relatives and friends.
...Funeral services were held on Thursday Oct. 15, 2015, in the Buffalo First Christian Church, with the Rev Jennifer Long officiating. Pallbearers were Keith Johnson, Mark Houser, Forrest Maynard, Devona Allen, Joe Shewmaker and Tim Long. Burial followed in the Maple Lawn Cemetery. Musical selections included "Long Way Home", "Meant To Be" and "Jesus King Of Angels".
...Services were under the direction of the Montgomery-Viets Funeral Home of Buffalo.

Arbetta Kay Ray
...Arbetta Kay (Hamilton) Ray was born Feb. 2, 1942, in the home of her maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lavale Ferguson, in Pleasant Hill, Mo., and departed this life on Oct. 14, 2015, at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach, Mo., at the age of 73 years, 8 months and 12 days.
...She was the daughter of Albert L. and Rose Okemah (Ferguson) Hamilton.
...Arbetta spent her younger years and attended school in Pleasant Hill. In 1977, she obtained her LPN degree and went on to a long and rewarding career in nursing.
...Arbetta was artistically gifted in many areas, she loved to do oil paintings and different types of needle work, spending hours on each endeavor, and then would give them as gifts to her family and friends. She also wrote poetry and had been published in several books throughout her lifetime.
...Arbetta loved to travel when possible. Among her favorite destinations were Hawaii and the Philippines.
...She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Okemah Hamilton.
...Arbetta is survived by: two sons, Daymon Smallwood of Pleasant Hill; and Brian Jones of Osage Beach; two daughters, Candia Dorman of Pleasant Hill and Tonya Richardson and husband Dana of Kennard, Tex.; three brothers, Joe Hamilton and Mike Hamilton and wife Robyn, all of Pleasant Hill, and Pat Hamilton and wife Carla of Raytown, Mo.; one sister, Janell Hamilton of Pleasant Hill; 12 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, other relatives and many friends.
...Cremation has been accorded and a memorial service was held on Tuesday, October 20, 2015, at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill, with Rev. Kent Deubner officiating.
...The family suggests contributions to the American Cancer Society, Kansas City Metro Office, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri 64105.
...Funeral services were under the direction of the Wallace Funeral Home of Pleasant Hill.



Esther Maxine Owens
...Esther Maxine Owens, 100, of Bolivar, Mo., and formerly of Pleasant Hill, Mo., was born Jan. 31, 1915, in Estherville, Iowa, the daughter of Vernal Walter and Florence Gertrude (Brasher) Mills. She departed this life on Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, at her daughter’s home in Bolivar.
...At a young age Esther moved with her family to Tacoma, Wash., for a brief time. At the age of 5 Maxine was sent to Springfield, Mo., to live with her aunt and uncle, Elizabeth and John Gee. She was a 1932 Springfield High School graduate. Following high school she was employed as a checker at Ben Harrison’s Model Grocery Stores.
...On March 21, 1937, she was united in marriage to Hubert Owens in Lebanon, Mo. To this union two children were born, Rose Mary and Jerry. Throughout her life she remained a homemaker. Her passions in life were reading the Bible, serving in leadership positions in Southern Baptist churches, sharing products from her garden, and caring for her flowers.
...In January of this year she celebrated her centennial birthday in Bolivar with family and friends.
...She was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Jerry on Nov. 30, 1981, and her husband Hubert on April 3, 1989.
...She is survived by her daughter Rose Mary Owens of Bolivar, with whom she had lived the last several years; daughter-in-law, Mary Sue Hayden of Farmington, Maine; two grandsons, Mark Shannon Owens and his wife Barbara Gamage Owens of Raleigh, N. Car., and Frank Owens Hughes of Tumwater, Wash.; two great grandsons, Nathaniel Owens and Graham Owens, of Raleigh; two great granddaughters, Kaylee Hughes and Julie Hughes of Tumwater; her long time caretaker, Rhonda Estep of Urbana, Mo.; other relatives and friends.
...Visitation and funeral were held on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, at the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill. Dr. James Butterfield officiated. Interment followed in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Casket bearers were Dennis Barbarick, Clifford Eslick, J.B. Butterfield, Josh Butterfield, Brent Duncan and Mark Owens.
...Memorial contributions are suggested to the Citizens Memorial Hospital Hospice, 1500 N. Oakland Ave., Bolivar, Mo. 65613 or to a charity of your choice.
...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.

Leroy Eugene “Gene” Hails
...Leroy Eugene “Gene” Hails was born March 25, 1958 in Oak Park, Ill., and departed this life on Oct.7, 2015, at the home of his niece and nephew in Pleasant Hill, Mo., surrounded by the love of his family.
...He was the son of Richard Dean and Beulah Irene (Dicken) Hails.
...While he was still a baby, the Hails family moved to Archie, Mo., where Gene spent his younger years and attended school. During Gene’s high school years the family moved to Gladstone, Mo.,where he graduated from Oak Park High School in 1976.
...After graduation, Gene remained in the Gladstone area for the rest of his life. He was a floor manager for Mission Plastics until declining health forced his retirement. Prior to working at Mission Plastics, Gene was a bricklayer.
...He was preceded in death by his father, Richard Dean Hails and his mother, Beulah Irene Scrivener.
...Gene is survived by: two sons, Matthew Hails and fiancé Megan of Wheatland, Mo., and Johnathon Hails of Ft. Carson, Colo.; four sisters, Debra Awtrey and husband Alden of Wellington, Mo., Sandra Rodkey and husband Jim of Kansas City, Mo., Robin Boydston and husband Johnny of Edgerton, Mo., and Mary Elizabeth Hails also of Wellington; two granddaughters, Haley and Promise; other relatives and many friends.
...Cremation has been accorded and a private family service will be held at a date to be determined.



Sen. Harold Caskey
...Senator Harold Caskey, 77 of Butler, Mo., died Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, at Shawnee Mission Medical Center in Merriam, Kan. He was born Jan. 3, 1938 in Hume, Mo., the son of James Alfred and Edith Irene Anderson Caskey.
...Sen. Caskey is survived by: his wife Kay Caskey; son Kyle Caskey; sister Velma Elaine May; and brothers Robert Caskey, Leon Caskey and wife Shirley and Ray Lee Caskey and wife Jeri.
...Funeral services for Sen. Caskey will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015 at the Adrian Optimist Club Community Building in Adrian, Mo., with burial in Oak Hill Cemetery in Butler, Mo.
...Sen. Caskey will lie in state beginning at noon today (Wednesday, Oct. 7) at the Adrian Optimist Building. Masonic services will be 4 p.m. Wednesday after which the family will receive friends at the Adrian Optimist Building.
...Contributions in lieu of flowers may be given to the University of Central Missouri Harold Caskey Scholarship, Butler Senior Center or donor's choice.
...Note: For more on  Sen. Caskey, see the story on the front page.

Leslie Lynn Buckingham Denslow
...Leslie Lynn Buckingham Denslow, 44, passed away on Monday, Oct. 1, 2015, at her home in Pleasant Hill, Missouri following a 5-year battle with breast cancer.
...Leslie was born in Tacoma, Wash., on July 15, 1971. She graduated from Pleasant Hill High School in 1989 and obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Missouri in Columbia in 1993. She earned a Master’s Degree in Art History from the University of Missouri in Kansas City in 1998.
...Leslie was a senior instructor at Park University for 16 years, teaching a variety of courses in art history, architecture and interior design. She pioneered on-line learning for the Department of Art and Design by developing and designing courses for non-resident students. Leslie also coordinated and led university study abroad programs in Greece and Italy.
...She served as an adjunct instructor for the Department of Art History at the Kansas City Art Institute, and also for the Department of Art and Art History at the UMKC, where she also worked as a research associate in Architectural Studies.
...Leslie was a consultant and appraiser of fine art and antiquities and was an independent contractor for the Nelson-Adkins Museum of Art in Kansas City.
...Leslie was a life-long member of Grace Family Fellowship (formerly Pleasant Hill First Baptist Church) and served as a member of the worship team.
...With a zest for life, Leslie loved to sing, dance, read, travel, and visit with family and friends. She was easy to talk to, and was known for her contagious smile and entertaining sense of humor. As a Godly woman Leslie maintained a sweet demeanor that won the trust and hearts of many, who even now are being changed by her witness of love and faith. Her signature gifts of joy and worship were shown through her singing, smiling and laughter.
...Surviving family members include: husband Brian of the home; two sons, Jon David and Braiden Daniel, also of the home; mother Teri Melvin and stepfather Jon of Pleasant Hill; father David Buckingham and stepmother Sarah of Pleasant Hill; brother Paul Buckingham and family of Pleasant Hill; step-sister Stephanie Bleyenberg and family of Oak Grove, Mo.; step-brother Scott Rapps and family of North Kansas City, Mo.; step-brother Chris Melvin of Pleasant Hill; grandmother Jennie Bowman of Pleasant Hill; mother-in-law Cheryl Denslow of Kansas City, Mo.; sister-in-law Lori Karp and family of Lilburn, Ga.; other family members and friends.
...In keeping with Leslie’s passion for academia, her body has been donated for medical research, and she continues to teach the lesson.
...A celebration of Leslie’s life was held Sunday, Oct, 4, 2015, at the Grace Family Fellowship. Pastor Phil Kassle officiated.
...Memorial contributions are suggested to Kansas City Hospice or the Grace Family Fellowship and may be sent in care of the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home.
...Arrangements were under the direction of the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong, Pleasant Hill, Mo. 64080. 816-540-5550.



Ronald Neal Surber
...Ronald Neal Surber, 58, of Harrisonville, Mo., was born June 16, 1957, the son of Robert Dean Surber Sr. and Shirley Lucille (Gwinner) Surber in Harrisonville. He departed this life on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, at Kansas City Hospice House in Kansas City, Mo.
...Ron began his formal education at Number Nine School, a one-room country school. He graduated from Sherwood High School, Creighton, Mo., in 1975. Ron earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Culver- Stockton College in Canton, Mo., in 1979 and his Master’s of Business Administration at Western Illinois University, Macomb.
...He was united in marriage to Denise Garrett Burris on Jan. 9, 1993, in Pleasant Hill, Mo. Ron was very happy to become a step-dad to Denise’s son Todd Burris and daughter Jenny Parris, and was elated when he became a grandpa to Alexandria Burris, Elijah Parris, India Parris and Selah Parris.
...Ron’s church family was a very important part of his life. He was an elder at Grace Family Fellowship, Pleasant Hill. He enjoyed mission trips with the youth, being a Sunday School teacher of the Youth Department, activities with the men’s ministry and helping each year with Vacation Bible School.
...Ron was a faithful employee throughout his working years. Most recently, he was employed by Russell Stover Candies as Labeling Compliance Manager.
...He was an outdoorsman who loved to camp, hunt, and fish. Ron was a big fan of the Kansas City Royals and was happy to take each of his immediate family members to one of the playoff games last year. He played baseball himself in high school and college. As part of the 1975 Sherwood High School Baseball Team, he was inducted into the M Club Hall of Fame in 2013.
...Ron was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by: his wife of 22 years, Denise; his step-children, Todd Burris and wife Nancy, and Jenny Parris and husband Mike, all of Pleasant Hill; grandchildren Alex Burris, Eli Parris, India Parris, and Selah Parris; three brothers, Robert Surber, Jr. and wife Debbie of Harrisonville, Richard Surber and wife Kathy of Clinton, Mo., and Rodney Surber and wife Gayla of Lone Jack, Mo.; one sister Candice Brown and husband Bill of Des Moines, Iowa; and several nieces and nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.
...Funeral services were held Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, at the Dickey Funeral Home in Harrisonville, with burial in the Garden City Cemetery, Garden City, Mo.
...Family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Kansas City Hospice House.

Esther Maxine Owens
...Esther Maxine Owens, 100, of Bolivar, Mo., formerly of Pleasant Hill, Mo., departed this life on Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, at her daughter's home in Bolivar. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, at the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home at 203 N. Armstrong in Pleasant Hill, where visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.
...A complete obituary will be published in next week's edition of the Pleasant Hill Times and online at www.stanleydickeyfuneral home.com

Daniel K. Fleeman
...Daniel K. Fleeman, 55 of Kingsville, Mo., passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015 at his home.
...Danny was born April 5, 1960, in Lexington, Mo., the son of Kenneth Eugene Fleeman and Marlene (Osborn) Fleeman. He graduated from Kingsville High School.
...On June 2, 1984, he was united in marriage to Deborah J. Sears in Kingsville.
...Danny worked at Bratton Corp in Kansas City, Mo., for several years. He then was employed at Tasco in Pleasant Hill, Mo., and later, McKorkendale Construction in Kansas. Danny was employed with Mark One Electric in Kansas City at the time of his passing.
...He was an avid hunter and sport fisherman, and also enjoyed playing golf. He was a fast-pitch softball catcher for many years. Danny coached his children’s ball teams in years past. He was a huge Missouri Tiger fan. Danny’s children and grandchildren were his life.
...Survivors include: his wife, Debbie, of the home; three children and their spouses: Jason and Tami Brown of Holden, Mo., Jessica and Larry Weir of Pleasant Hill and Beau and Brittany Fleeman of Pleasant Hill; two sisters: Sandy Wright and husband, Mel of Pleasant Hill, and Kathy Smith and husband, Ed of Lone Jack, Mo.; three brothers: John Fleeman and wife Glenna, Mickey Fleeman and wife Jamey, and Clayton Fleeman and wife, Ralyne all of Pleasant Hill; eight grandchildren: Jordan, Jayden, Jarrin and Jazmyn Brown, Elijah and Jackson Weir and Tatum and Brody Fleeman; and numerous nieces, nephews and many friends. He was preceded in death by both parents.
...Memorial services were held on Monday, Sept. 28, 2015, at Kingsville Baptist Church, with the family receiving friends prior to the funeral. Pastor John McRoy officiated and interment followed in the Kingsville Cemetery.
...Honorary pallbearers were Jay Fleeman, Ben Wright, Joey Fleeman, Zach Fleeman, Tommy Smith and Vinnie Sears.
...Online condolences may be left at www.williamsfuneralchapel.net
...Arrangements were under the direction of the Williams Funeral Chapel in Holden.

Larry Lee “Sonny” Allen
...Larry Lee “Sonny” Allen was born Sept.15, 1933, in Sugar Creek, Mo., and departed this life on Sept. 22, 2015, at his home in Pleasant Hill, Mo., surrounded by the love of his family, at the age of 82 years and 7 days. He was the son of Robert S. and Virgie (Pennington) Allen.
...Sonny spent his younger years in Sugar Creek, Mo., and graduated from Northeast High School in 1951. On Dec. 3, 1952, he was united in marriage with Dixie Lee (Andes) Allen in Harrison, Ark., and they made their home in Sugar Creek for 3-1/2 years before moving to Independence, Mo., where they remained until 1977 when they moved to Pleasant Hill.
...Sonny had worked as a heavy equipment operator for both Robert Allen Construction and Raymond Allen Construction. He also owned and operated his own farm. He was baptized in the Pleasant Hill Community of Christ Church.
...Sonny was preceded in death by his parents, Robert S. and Virgie Allen; one brother, Robert W. Allen; two sisters, Loretta Norman and Betty Hughes; and one daughter-in-law, Sharon (Brenner) Allen.
...He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Dixie Lee Allen of the home; five sons, Larry Lee Allen, Jr. and wife Cheryl of Indiana, Ross Richard Allen of Missouri, Todd Raymond Allen and wife Kathy of Kansas, Bradley Thomas Allen and wife Marsha of Colorado and Gregory Patrick Allen of Missouri; two daughters, Cynthia Lynn (Allen) Postnikoff of Missouri and Carolyn Sue “Teri” (Allen) Comer and husband David Bossemeyer of Kansas; one brother, Raymond Allen of Missouri; three sisters, Lorene V. Lass, Joy Eaton and Margie Rucker all of Missouri; 19 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren; other relatives and many, many friends.
...Cremation has been accorded and a memorial service honoring Sonny’s life was held on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, at the Community of Christ Church in Pleasant Hill. The family received friends one hour prior to the service time. Elder Rolland Hughes officiated.
...In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to Outreach International, 129 W. Lexington Avenue, 2nd floor, Independence, Mo., 64050.
...Arrangements were under the direction of the Wallace Funeral Home of Pleasant Hill.



Teresa R. “Teri” Bricker-Boyd
...Teresa Rene “Teri” Bricker-Boyd, 49, of Branson, Mo., formerly of Pleasant Hill, Mo., was born April 7, 1966, in Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of Larry G. and Margaret (Dobson) Bricker. She departed this life Friday, Sept., 4, 2015, at her home in Branson.
...Teri was 1984 Pleasant Hill High School graduate, then later graduating from Concorde Career College, Kansas City, as a Medical Assistant. Following college she was employed as a Medical Assistant, then becoming a homemaker.
...In 1987, she was united in marriage to John Wood; they later divorced. In 2001, she was united in marriage to Howard Boyd; they later also divorced. She was engaged to Phillip Mark Hankins.
...Teri was a loving and kind person; always willing to help someone. She loved and adored all animals, especially cats. Teri was a member of the Cedar Ridge Baptist Church, Galena, Mo.
...Teri was preceded in death by her father, Larry, on Nov. 25, 1995.
...She is survived by: her fiancé Mark Hankins of Branson; three daughters, Alyssa Wood of Belton, Mo., Shianne Wood of Peculiar, Mo., and Victoria Boyd of Branson; her mother, Margaret Bricker of Pleasant Hill; one brother, Steve (and wife Tina) Bricker of Pleasant Hill; one nephew, Anthony Bricker of Pleasant Hill; other relatives; and many friends.
...Cremation has been accorded. A graveside service and inurnment will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
...Memorial contributions are suggested to the Children’s Mercy Hospital or the Pleasant Hill Animal Shelter and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
...Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanley-dickeyfuneral home.com
...Arrangements are under the direction of the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong, Pleasant Hill, Mo., 64080. 816-540-5550.

Peggy Darlene Fillpot
...Peggy Darlene Fillpot, 77, of Pleasant Hill, Mo., was born, May 12, 1938, in Hill City, Kan., the daughter of Thomas and Neva (Saunders) Trowbridge. She departed this life Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015, at the Lee’s Summit (Mo.) Medical Center.
...She was a 1956 Hill City High School graduate. On Oct. 14, 1958, she was united in marriage to Robert F. Fillpot in Albuquerque, N. Mex. They later divorced.
...Darlene was a homemaker. She attended the Pleasant Hill Big Creek Baptist Church and she enjoyed working crossword puzzles and playing bingo.
...Darlene was preceded in death by her parents; a granddaughter, Tyler Sue Norton; four brothers, Dewayne Trowbridge, Darrell Trowbridge, Dean Trowbridge, and Richard Trowbridge; a sister, Delorse Rarick; and a brother-in-law, Sonny Duty.
...She is survived by: a son, Robert Fillpot of Pleasant Hill; four daughters, Peggy Vine of Payette, Ida., Sara Hall and Ellen (and husband Rocky) Campbell of Pleasant Hill, Velda (and husband Anthony) Castellano of Lakewood, N. J., and Lisa (and husband Mark) Walker of Columbus, Md.; two brothers, Deverne (and wife Betty) Trowbridge of Louisiana, Dennis Trowbridge of Texas; two sisters, Marty (and husband Mike) Harwell, and Diane Duty of Texas; 19 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
...Visitation was held on Monday, Sept. 28, 2015, at the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill. Funeral services followed at the funeral home, with Pastor Todd MacLean officiating. Cremation will be accorded following the service.
...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-dickeyfuneral home.com
...Arrangements are under the direction of the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong, Pleasant Hill, Mo., 64080. 816-540-5550.

Billy Harold Barnes
...Billy Harold Barnes, 84, of Pleasant Hill, Mo., formerly of Warrensburg, Mo., departed this life Thursday, Sept., 24, 2015, at the Pleasant Hill Health and Rehabilitation Center. Cremation has been accorded.
...No services are scheduled. A complete obituary will be published at a later date.

Bertha Duncan Bouyear
...Bertha Duncan Bouyear, 105, passed away Sept. 18, 2015, at her home in Pleasant Hill, Mo.
...Bertha was born to Albert and Magnolia (Rhodes) Duncan July 30, 1910, in Madison County, Ark., the second of nine children. Her family moved to Watts, Okla., when Bertha was five years old. She grew up and attended school in Watts where she met her husband, William “Bill” Bouyear.
...She married Bill on July 17, 1927. They had three children, Lura, Kenneth and Norman. The family moved to Kansas City in 1935 when Bill transferred there while working for the Kansas City Southern Railroad.
...Bertha worked as a seamstress and spent 30 years working at Nelly Don dress factory. She kept close ties with the family in Oklahoma, traveling frequently to visit, sharing Nelly Don dresses with the women and hosting, in her own home, younger members of the family who wanted to move to Kansas City.
...She was a member of Bethany Baptist Church where she was active in pre-school classes. She was widowed in 1960 when Bill was struck down by an aneurysm and remained a widow the rest of her life. In 1994, she moved to Pleasant Hill to live with her daughter and son-in-law, Lura and Harvey Hempfling. She loved and was loved by all who knew her. She had a sweet and generous soul.
...She is survived by: her daughter, Lura Hempfling, of the home; her sister, Nola Mae Graham of Fresno, Calif.; her brother, Donald (and wife Shirley) Duncan of Heavener, Okla.; daughter-in-law, Jane Bouyear; eight grandchildren, Patricia L. Harvey of the home, Michael B. (and wife JoAnn) Hempfling of St. Louis, Mo., John E. Hempfling of the home, Leslie A. Cobb of Gladstone, Mo., Kathleen M. Beltz of Independence, Mo., Katherine Wooldridge of Carthage, Mo., Norman Jean Mora of Independence, Mo., and William J. Bouyear of Independence. She is also survived by 17 great-grand- children, notably, Danielle Espinosa, whom she helped to raise, as well as 25 great-great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
...Predeceasing her were her husband, William Allison Bouyear, her parents, brothers, Earl (and wife Edna) Duncan, Austin (and wife Vera) Duncan, Dempsey (and wife Reta) Duncan and Archie (and wife Lois) Duncan; her sisters, Dorothy (and husband Val) Harrison and Artie (husband Jim) Boyd, brother-in-law, Norwood Graham, her sons, Kenneth (and wife Mickey) Bouyear and Norman (and wife Joyce) Donald Mora, her son-in-law, Harvey Hempfling, grandsons, David and Donal Bouyear and a great-granddaughter, Michelle Beltz.
...A visitation will be Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, from 10-11 a.m., followed by the service at the Muehlebach Funeral Home, 6800 Troost Ave. in Kansas City. Interment will be at Mt. Washington Cemetery.
...In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Serenity Care Hospice in Harrisonville, Mo., or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
...Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.muehlebachchapel.com

Frank Albert Stewart
...Frank Albert Stewart, 62, of Pleasant Hill, Mo., was born June 22, 1953, in Kansas City, Mo., the son of William Albert and Pauline Louise (Wahler) Stewart. He departed this life Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015, at the Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.
...Frank was a 1972, Holden High School Graduate.
...On Aug. 18, 1972, he was united in marriage to Charlotte Ann Fenton in Holden. She preceded him in death on June 16, 1992.
...Frank was employed as a Purchasing Manager for King Louie America. In his spare time he enjoyed fishing, golfing, and bowling. He was an avid Chiefs fan.
...Frank was also preceded in death by his parents.
...He is survived by: one son, Brian (and fiancée Shelly Knowles) Stewart of Blue Springs, Mo.; one daughter, Kristin (and Jason) Stark, of Pleasant Hill; one grandson, Chase Stark, of Pleasant Hill; one brother, William “Mike” (and Pat) Stewart of Blue Springs; one sister, Dixie (and Daryl) Duchesne of Centertown, Ark.; his step-father, Jim Hite of Rockport, Tex.; other relatives and many friends.
...Visitation was held on Monday, September 21, 2015 at the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill.
...Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015, at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Casket bearers were Tom Bean, Daryl Duchesne, Steve Myer, Jason Stark, Brian Stewart and Cale Stewart.
...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, 203 N. Armstrong, Pleasant Hill, Mo. 816-540-5550.



Lucielle Batman Tierney
...Lucille Batman Tierney, 87, passed away Friday, Sept. 18, 2015, at her home in Independence, Mo. She was a proud, lifelong Democrat who loved travel, family and friends; all of whom treasure her memory.
Born in Perryton, Tex., on July 13, 1928, to Ray and Edith (Crum) Batman, she received a degree in Radio from the University of Denver, then moved to Missouri when her family purchased Sni-A-Bar Farm in Jackson County, Mo. She married Eugene Tierney in 1956 and they raised six children in Grain Valley, Mo., and Harrisonville, Mo. She loved her children, but loved grandchildren Kate and Alex more.
...Accomplishments and passions included community groups and church, and each venue brought new friends. A loyal friend, she considered friendships a lifetime commitment and she treasured every one. She was an avid reader, current on events in her city, country and around the world. She passionately promoted and encouraged education and the arts.
...Lucielle was preceded in death by her husband Eugene, her parents and brother, Gerald.
...She is survived by: her children, John of Springfield, Mo., Jane Tierney and husband David Pohlod of Los Angeles, Calif., Dan of Kansas City, Mo., Chris of Kansas City, Susan Barr and husband Ted of St. Louis, Mo., Ann Tierney and husband Gary Kirk of Tulsa, Okla.; two grandchildren, Kate Rehkemper and husband Gavin of University City, Mo., and, Alex Barr of Winnebago, Neb.; two step-grandchildren, Patrick and Matthew Kirk of Madison, Wisc.; beloved sister Mary Burnett, her dearest friend throughout life; many nieces, nephews and godchildren and friends.
...Visitation was held on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015, with Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept 23, both at St. Mark’s Catholic Church in Independence, Mo. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Tierney Family Scholarship or Museum of the Plains, Perryton, Tex. Memories of Lucille and condolences to the family may be shared at meyersfuneralchapel.com
Arrangements were under the direction of the Meyers Funeral Home of Blue Springs.

Richard W. “Dick” Scheer
...Richard W. Scheer, 94, died at his farm near Pleasant Hill, Mo., on Sept. 6, 2015.
...He was born in Lee’s Summit, Mo., on Feb.24, 1921, to Julius and Rena Scheer, one of five children.
...After attending Lee’s Summit High School, he returned to his family farm until called to serve in World War II. Dick served in the 409th Infantry Regiment of the 103rd Infantry Division of the Army. His unit served as an anti-tank company, seeing duty in the European Theatre during the last year of the war.
...Upon his return from the war, Dick married Geraldine “Jerry” Knorpp in 1946 and they had four children.
...Dick was a lifelong farmer and cattleman. He was a self-taught carpenter and mason, building his own home from stone he salvaged from an old livery stable. Dick was a co-owner of Empire Angus, a purebred Angus farm that exhibited cattle at major livestock shows across the country. The cattle claimed championships at the All American Angus Breeders Futurity in Louisville, Ky., the National Western in Denver, Colo., the American Royal in Kansas City, as well as others national shows.
...He farmed independently until he was 89 years of age. His specialty was soybeans. In 2011, he received the Jackson County Conservation Farmer Award for terracing and other conservation projects on his farm.
...Dick was a member of Our Lady of the Presentation Catholic Church. His grandparents were one of the founding members of the parish when established in 1885.
...Richard was hard working, dedicated to his family and faith, and had a weakness for coconut cream pie.
...Richard was preceded in death by his wife, Jerry, in 1995, as well as his son, Pat, in 1995. He is survived by: son Bernie Scheer, of Pleasant Hill; a daughter Maria Bramwell (and husband Frank) of Kansas City; daughter Anne Scheer, of Overland Park, Kan.; and granddaughters Kristine Bramwell of Kansas City, and Amanda Eller of Oklahoma.
...Visitation was held at the Wallace Funeral Home, in Pleasant Hill on Friday, Sept. 11, 2015, at which time the rosary was prayed. Mass of Christian Burial was held at Our Lady of the Presentation Catholic Church in Lee’s Summit, on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015, with Rev. Thomas Holder officiating.
...Casket bearers were Chris Land, Jerry Johnson, Jan Miller, Pat Garry, Henry Saubers and Danny Barker. Burial followed at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery with Monsignor Robert Murphy officiating.
...The family suggests contributions to Kansas City Hospice and Palliative Care, 1500 Meadow Lake Parkway, Suite 200, Kansas City, Mo. 64114
...Arrangements were under the direction of the Wallace Funeral Home, 422 N. Lake, Pleasant Hill.

Marlene Fleeman
...Marlene Fleeman, 81, of Kingsville, Mo., passed away Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015, at her home.
...Marlene was born November 11, 1933 in Macks Creek, Missouri, daughter of Wilbur Wayne Osborn and Erva Ogetha (Varner) Osborn. She was baptized on Nov. 17, 1942, at Macks Creek Baptist Church.
...She graduated from Macks Creek High School and attended University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg. Following college, Marlene moved to Independence, where she met her future husband, Kenneth Eugene Fleeman. The couple was married on April 5, 1953, in Kansas City.
...Kenneth and Marlene made their home in Independenc, Mo., for several years prior to moving to Odessa, Mo. They moved to their farm southwest of Kingsville in 1964. She was an accountant with Central COOP in Pleasant Hill, Mo. for many years.
...Marlene was an avid sports fan, who coached her children at one time. She was the official score-keeper at the local high school for many years. Marlene was an active member of Kingsville Baptist Church, having played piano and served as choir director among other things. She was a devoted Elvis fan and a member of the Red Hat Society.
...Survivors include: six children: John Fleeman and wife, Glenna; Sandy Wright and husband, Mel; Mickey Fleeman and wife, Jamey; Clayton Fleeman and wife, Ralyne, all of Pleasant Hill, Mo.; Danny Fleeman and wife, Debbie of Kingsville, and Kathy Smith and husband, Ed of Lone Jack, Mo.; sister: Jean Osborn of Amelia Island, Fla.; one brother: Larry Osborn and wife, Bonnie of Macks Creek; fourteen grandchildren: John Fleeman and wife, Trudy of Warrensburg, Mo.; Sara Watkins and husband, Landon of Rogers, Ark.; Ben Wright and wife, Stephanie of Holden, Mo.; Crystal Wright of Lone Jack; Samantha Honeycutt and husband, Zach of Lee’s Summit, Mo.; Joey Fleeman of Pleasant Hill; Ashlin Owensby and husband, Toby of Pleasant Hill; Zach Fleeman of Kansas City, Mo.; Jason Brown and wife, Tami of Holden; Jessica Weir and husband, Larry of Pleasant Hill; Beau Fleeman and wife, Brittany of Pleasant Hill; Tabitha Smith of Moran, Wyo.; Thomas Smith of Lone Jack; and Jillian Smith of Lone Jack; eighteen great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by both parents and her husband, Kenneth.
...Memorial services were held on Monday, Sept. 14, 2015, at Kingsville Baptist Church, where Pastor John McRoy officiated. Interment followed in the Kingsville Cemetery. The family received friends on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015, at the church.
...Memorial contributions are suggested to Kingsville Baptist Church.
...Arrangements were under the direction of the Williams Funeral Chapel in Holden. Online condolences may be left at www.williamsfuneralchapel.net



Jonathan Daniel “Danny”Frazier
...Jonathan Daniel “Danny” Frazier, Jr., 34, of Blue Springs, Mo., was born, June 22, 1981, in Kansas City, Mo., the son of Jonathan, Sr. and Denise Frazier. He departed this life Sunday, Sept. 6, 201, at his home.
...Danny worked most of his life for Industrial Roofing alongside his family. Hel oved all things outdoors, inclduing tree climbing, exploring, riding four wheelers, swimming, fishing and hunting.
...Danny was preceded in death by maternal grandmother, Dottie Sipes.
...Survivors include: his three children, Chase Perrin, Katelynn Danielle and Jonathan Kyle Frazier; his fiancé, Jena Mahan all of Blue Springs; his parents, Johnnie and Denise Frazier of Pleasant Hill, Mo.; one sister, Kellie and husband James Mudd of Raymore, Mo.; one brother, Anthony and wife Megan Frazier of Pleasant Hill; paternal grandparents, Robert and Margaret Frazier of Adrian, Mo.; maternal grandfather, Tony and wife Fanitta Sipes of Peculiar, Mo.; five nieces, Makayla, Emmilee, Brianna, Madison, Aria, and River; four nephews, Benjamin, Lucas, Ryker and Matthew.
...Visitation was held on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015, at the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill.
...Funeral services were held on Monday, Sept. 14, 2015, at Pleasant Hill Community of Christ Church. Elder Don Carlile officiated. Interment will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
...Casket bearers were Anthony Frazier, Justin Mahan, Gabe Dawe, Trent Rogers, James Mudd, and Corey Allen. Honorary casket bearers were Bobby Player and Wayne Bollinger.
...Memorial contributions are suggested to the Frazier Children Memorial Fund at Bank of Lee's Summit and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
...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, 203 N. Armstrong, Pleasant Hill, Missouri 64080. 816-540-5550.

Teresa Bricker-Boyd
...Teresa Bricker-Boyd, 49, of Branson, Mo., formerly of Pleasant Hill, Mo., departed this life Friday, Sept. 4, 2015, at her home.
...A graveside memorial service will be held at a later date.
...Service times and a complete obituary will be published in the Pleasant Hill Times as soon as that information becomes available.
...Arrangements are under the direction of the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong, Pleasant Hill, Missouri 64080. 816-540-5550.

Sharon M. Allen
...Sharon M. (Brenner) Allen of Pleasant Hill, Mo., lost her courageous battle with cancer on Sept. 1, 2015, She was 51. She was born on Oct. 23, 1963, in Harrisonville, Mo., to Charles (Bud) and Shirley (Johnson) Brenner.
...Sharon grew up in Pleasant Hill and attended Pleasant Hill Schools. She married Greg Allen of Pleasant Hill on Dec. 8, 1979. Greg enlisted in the U. S. Air Force and they lived briefly in Little Rock, Ark., and Biloxi, Miss., before they returned to Pleasant Hill, where they made their home and raised two sons, Ryan and Travis.
...Sharon worked for the North Kansas City Police Department, Pleasant Hill Police Department, the Cass County Sheriff's Office and the Harrisonville Police Department.
...Her passions in life were her family and art. She was a very talented artist and she loved to paint. She was a member of Town & Country Art League of Pleasant Hill.
...Sharon was preceded in death by her father, Bud Brenner.
...She is survived by her husband, Greg Allen of the home; two sons, Ryan ( and wife Tania) Allen and Travis ( and wife Jonni) Allen both of Pleasant Hill; her mother, Shirley Brenner of Pleasant Hill; brother Roger (and wife Kacy) Brenner of Pleasant Hill; sister, Sarah (and husband Brian) Lackland of Glasgow, Mo.; two beloved granddaughters, Joslyn and Averi; one dear grandson, Cole; and many more family members and friends.
...A memorial to celebrate Sharon’s life was held on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015, at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill, with Rev. Preston Sanders officiating. The family received friends prior to the memorial service,
...In the continued spirit of caring for others Sharon has donated her body to cancer research in hopes that someone else may be spared.
...In lieu of flowers, Sharon requested donations to "SMAART", an art scholarship fund in her name. Contributions may be sent in care of the funeral home.
...Arrangements were under the direction of the Wallace Funeral Home of Pleasant Hill.



Pauline F. (Burgard) “Tall Paul” Cleveland
...Pauline Frances (Burgard) “Tall Paul” Cleveland was born Nov. 14, 1922 in Warrensburg, Mo., and departed this life on Aug. 30, 2015, at her home in Cleveland, Mo., at the age of 92 years 9 months and 16 days.
...She was the daughter of Paul F. and Lillan (Moore) Burgard.
...Pauline spent her younger years and attended school in Warrensburg. In 1943, Pauline moved to Kansas City, Mo., where she lived until 1968 when she moved to Cleveland, Mo., to make her home. Pauline was a superb homemaker and an accomplished cook.
...She was a member of Ruskin Heights Baptist Church.
...Pauline was preceded in death by: one son, Robert Earl Cleveland; her parents, Paul F. and Lillan (Moore) Burgard; two brothers, Cleo and Elmer Burgard and one sister, Irene Conley.
...She is survived by her long time companion, August “Augie” Carrender of the home; one son, Harry Dale Cleveland of San Antonio, Te.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, other relatives and many friends.
...Per Pauline’s wishes, cremation has been accorded and no services are scheduled.
...Arrangements were under the direction of the Wallace Funeral Home of Pleasant Hill.



Martha Louise
Stever Bush
...Martha Louise (Stever) Bush, age 51, of Kingsville, Mo., passed away in her home on Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, after an 18-month struggle with cancer.
...Martha was born Jan. 9, 1964, in Warrensburg, Mo., to Lloyd L. Stever and Lovara Jane (Barron) Stever. She graduated from Kingsville High School with the class of 1982 and Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business in 1986.
...She was a manager for Rex Spencer Equipment Company in Belton, Mo., for over 27 years.
...Martha was a member of the Strasburg Union Church where she was church treasurer and pianist, a member and past president of the Kingsville School Board, and a loyal worker for the Kingsville Recreation Club. Martha enjoyed working with her flowers, crafts, and Hallmark collection.
...She is survived by: one son, Zachariah Taylor Bush (and wife Kaitlin); one grandson, Matthew Lloyd Bush; her parents, Lloyd and Lovara Stever of Kinsgville; two brothers, Mark Stever, of Kingsville, and Scott Stever (and wife Sheri) of Pleasant Hill, Mo.; nephews Jake Stever (and wife Audrey) and Ben Stever, nieces Jessica Stever and Erin Stever, great-niece Anna Stever; extended family and friends.
...Services were held on Wednesday Sept. 2, 2015, at Strasburg Union Church in Strasburg. Visitation was held on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, at Ben Cast & Son-Wood Funeral Home in Holden, Mo. Burial was in the Kingsville Cemetery.
...Dr. John Clark officiateed. pallbearers were Mark Stever, Scott Stever, Jake Stever, Dustin Stout, Mike Andreas and Kevin Coleman.
...Memorial contributions are suggested to Strasburg Union Church and the Kingsville Recreation Club.
...Services under the direction of Ben Cast & Son-Wood Funeral Home of Holden.

Richard Lee
“Bud” Alexander
...Richard Lee “Bud” Alexander, Jr., was born July 25, 1938 in Pleasant Hill, Mo., and departed this life, unexpectedly, on Aug. 25, 2015, at his home in Pleasant Hill at the age of 77 years and 1 month. He was the son of Richard Lee Alexander, Sr. and Catherine Elizabeth (Schwab) Alexander.
...When Bud was still a young child the Alexander family moved to Independence, Mo., to make their home. Bud attended school in Independence, but spent most of his summers in Pleasant Hill.
...On Jan. 11, 1958, he was united in marriage with Patricia “Patty” Sloan at the Pleasant Hill First Christian Church, and they made their home in Pleasant Hill.
...Before his retirement, Bud worked for General Motors and was a member of Local # 31 U.A.W. of Kansas City. He also worked part time for the City of Pleasant Hill. He loved to hunt, fish and took great pride in the beautiful garden he raised.
...Bud was a member and Past Master of Jewel Lodge #480 A.F. & A. M., a member and Past High Priest of Royal Arch Masons, Wyoming Chapter #43 and a Past Patron of Ivy Leaf Chapter #215 Order of the Eastern Star, all of Pleasant Hill. He was a member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Pleasant Hill where he had served as both an Elder and a Deacon, and was a member of the Pleasant Hill Historical Society.
...Bud was preceded in death by his father and mother, Richard L. Alexander, Sr. and Catherine (Schwab) Alexander, and one sister, Betty Jean Oxley.
...He is survived by his wife, Patty Alexander of the home; one son, Richard F. Alexander and wife Patti of Pleasant Hill; one daughter, LeAnne Marie Fuller of Los Angles, Calif.; five grandchildren, Richard Preston Alexander, Kevin Michael Alexander, Joshua Dean Alexander, Sawyer Marriott Fuller and Lillian Adele Fuller; three great grandchildren, Hunter Michael, Fionna Celeste and Richard Felix Alexander; other relatives and many, many friends.
...Funeral service for Richard Lee “Bud” Alexander, Jr. was held on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015 ,at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill with Rev. Kent Deubner officiating.
...Casket bearers were Richard Preston Alexander, Kevin Michael Alexander, Joshua Dean Alexander, Sawyer Marriott Fuller, Lillian Adele Fuller and Nicholas Althauser. Burial was in the Sloan Cemetery.
...A Masonic Service by Jewel Lodge #480 A.F. & A. M. of Pleasant Hill followed on Fridfay, Aug. 28.
...Contributions in memory of Richard Lee “Bud” Alexander, Jr. may be made to the Pleasant Hill First Christian Church and may be left at the funeral home.
...Arrangements were under the direction of the Wallace Funeral Homeof Pleasant Hill.



Anna Roberta Schupp
...Anna Roberta Schupp Brown, 93, of Lake Waukomis, Mo., formerly of Pleasant Hill, Mo., departed this life Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, at the St. Luke’s Hospice House in Kansas City.
...She was born, March 7, 1922, near Archie, the daughter of Clyde W. and Anna LaFern (McKee) Burton. She was born in a log cabin, during a flood, with the doctor arriving via canoe. Anna was the oldest of five children.
...Attending Archie schools she enjoyed playing basketball, where she gained her nickname “Annie Buttons.” She eloped at the age of 17, on Nov.r 3, 1939, after a basket ball game, to William Elroy Schupp of Pleasant Hill.
...During World War II, Anna worked at Pratt & Whitney’s Kansas Plant which produced the “Double Wasp” airplane engines for the war effort.
...She helped Elroy operate the Schupp Sinclair Service Station & Bulk Agency from 1949 until 1969 in downtown Pleasant Hill.
...With Anna and Elroy both born circa 1920, and the eldest children of their large families, they learned and lived “The Greatest Generation” values of hard work, common decency and genuine kindness towards others their entire lives.
...Anna worked for Dr. E. B. Stalling of Pleasant Hill as a chiropractic assistant for over 25 years, retiring in 1993. She truly enjoyed her time working with Dr. Ethyl Bert.
...Anna also operated an antique booth in Greenwood for many years, remaining an avid antique collector for over 60 years.
...She was a member of the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, a 50-year member of Ivy Leaf Chapter #215 Order of the Eastern Star of Pleasant Hill, and a volunteer with the Lee’s Summit Hospital Auxiliary for many years. She lived in Pleasant Hill for 70 years before moving to Lake Waukomis in 2010.
...Anna was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Carl W. Schupp in 1949; and husbands, William. Elroy Schupp in 1983; and Elwyn T. Brown in 1999.
...She is survived by one son Rick Schupp of Lake Waukomis; one sister, Caroline Drury of Archie; two brothers, Clyde “Junior” Burton, and Larry Burton, both of Harrisonville, Mo.
...Visitation was held on Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, at the Stanely-Dickey Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill. Funeral services were held on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, at the funeral home. Reverend David Owsley of the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church officiated. Interment was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. A Celebration of Life Luncheon followed at the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church.
...The family wishes to thank the caring and professional staff at St. Luke’s Hospital North Hospital and the Pleasant Hill Hospice House for their loving care of mom.
...Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Luke’s Hospice House or the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
...Online may be sent to www.stanleydickeyfuneralhome.com
...Arrangements are under the direction of the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong, Pleasant Hill, Missouri 64080. 816-540-5550.



Lonnie Lee Jones
...Lonnie Lee Jones of Lebanon, Mo., originally of Cass County, Mo., was born on June 22, 1931, and passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, at the age of 84 years. He was the son of Lonnie and Pearl (Small) James, who preceded him death.
...On St. Patrick’s Day (March 17) in 1951, Lonnie married Mary Louise. After retiring from the U. S. Air Force, he owned and operated the Sand Spring Restaurant for many years.
...Also preceding him in death were: brothers Hobert Milican, Johnnie James and Ronald James; and sisters Verna Milican, Della Croy and Alberta Benware.
...Survivors include wife Mary Louise, of the home; six daughters, Verna Carver and husband Herb of East Lynne, Mo.; Barbara Atchley and husband Morgan of Tunas, Mo.; Karen Mosby and husband Steve of Belton, Mo.; Ruth Trow and husband Todd of Buffalo, Mo.; Julie Stroup and husband Vincent of Long Lane, Mo.; Lisa Coffman and husband ron of Lebanon, Mo.; two sisters, Nyla Parris of Conway, Mo.; and Alma Foote and husband Homer Lee of Harrisonville; 15 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
...Graveside service for Lonnie was held on Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, at White Oak Pond Cemetery in Lebanon, Mo., with full military honors. Visitation was held on Thursday, Aug. 27, at Shadel’s Funeral Home in Lebanon, Mo.
...Memorials are suggested to Disabled American Veterans and may be mailed to the funeral home.
...Arrangements were under the direction of Shadel’s Colonial Chapel, 1001 Lynn, Lebanon, Mo. 65536.

Sharlot May Renfro
...Sharlot May Renfro, 75, of Kansas City, Mo., was born, July 25, 1940, in Gainesville, Mo., the daughter of Ode Britain and Lucy Jane (Coy) Beasley. She departed this life Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, at the Saint Luke’s North Hospital in Kansas City.
...In 1955, she was united in marriage to Arthur T. Miller, Jr. in Gainesville and to this union four children were born: Barbara, Arthur (Tom) Miller III, Penny and Janet. They later divorced. In 1982, she was united in marriage to Billy Ellifrits, in Miami, Okla. They later divorced.
...Sharlot was a residential Real Estate Agent for Century 21 Klahn & Associates in Lee’s Summit, Mo., for many years. Prior to that she sold shoes for the Hartzfelds and Stix Baer & Fuller Department stores.
...She enjoyed playing the guitar and singing bluegrass music with family and friends. She also liked fishing, cooking and baking, which were all made by scratch. Also, last but not least—by far—was Sharlot’s never ending shopping quests for that perfect pair of shoes!
...Sharlot was preceded in death by one daughter, Barbara McCubbin; one grandson, Hayden Hargrave; three brothers, Elmer Beasley, Tony Beasley, and James Beasley; and one sister, Hazel Crowley.
...She is survived by two daughters, Janet (and Jerry) Hargrave of Liberty, MO., and Penny Feagans (and fiancé Woodrow Sunderland) of Gladstone, Mo.; one son, Arthur Thomas (and Dani) Miller, III, of Riverside, Mo.; and Robert McCubbin of Olathe; six grandchildren, Kristen (and Jason) Jarvis, Zachary Feagans, Austin (and Alyssa) Feagans, Payton Hargrave, Paige (and Cole) Cross, and Whitney McCubbin; seven great-grandchildren, Wyatt and Sydney Jarvis, Keira Feagans, Kaelynn Feagans, Kameron Hargrave, Easton Feagans and Callie Cross; one brother, Orlin, (and Maxine) Beasley of Clever; one sister-in-law; Fern Beasley of Gainesville; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.
...Visitation was held on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, at the funeral home.
...Graveside funeral services were held on Monday, Aug. 31, at the Lee’s Summit Cemetery. Reverend D. Kent Deubner of the Pleasant Hill First Christian Church officiated. Casket bearers were Austin Feagans, Zachary Feagans, Payton Hargrave, Jerry Hargrave, Robert McCubbin, and Woodrow Sunderland.
...Memorial contributions are suggested to Liberty Hospital Hospice and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
...Online may be sent to www.stanleydickeyfuneralhome.com
...Arrangements are under the direction of the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong, Pleasant Hill, Missouri 64080. 816-540-5550.

Thomas J. “Pop” Pryor
...Thomas James Pryor “Pop,” of Pleasant Hill, Missouri, died Saturday Aug. 22, 2015, at St. Joseph Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo., following complications of heart valve surgery. He was 71 years old.
...Tom was born in Kansas City on July 15, 1944, the son of Charles and Mary (Tinkle) Pryor. In 1949, when Tom was 5 years old, his family moved to the farm where he resided until his death. He was an 8th-grade graduate of the Plum Grove School and 1962 graduate of Pleasant Hill High School. On March 15, 1963, he was united in marriage to Carol Ann Bunch in Pleasant Hill. They have been married 52 years.
...Tom and Carol owned and operated Pryor Downs, Inc. Tom trained and raced horses for over 40 years, alongside his wife. At one time, Pryor Downs was the largest stable in the Mid-West. In 1991, a horse Tom trained named “Cadillac Woman” raced in the Breeders Cup.
...Starting out, Tom was a horse farrier. The farm has raised cattle, trained hundreds of thoroughbred horses, and is currently raising South African Boer Goats.
...He was a member of the Pleasant Hill Saddle Club, Future Farmers of America, the Horseman’s Benevolent Protection Agency, the American Quarter Horse Association, the 4-H Club, the Jockey Club and the American Boer Goat Association. Tom was also a member of the Grace Family Fellowship Church in Pleasant Hill, formerly known as the First Baptist Church. He was a true farmer at heart, and he and Carol were both honored as being named Grand Marshals at the 2015 Cass County Fair.
...Tom loved watching local sports, especially the Chiefs and the Royals, and also enjoyed golfing. He was ultimately a true family man and was very active with both his children’s and grandchildren’s activities.
...He is survived by his wife Carol of the home; one son, Rick (and Stephanie) Pryor, of Pleasant Hill; one daughter, Gayle Pryor of Pleasant Hill; five grandchildren, Anthony (and Amber) Spurgeon of Adrian, Mo., Shelby (and Corey) Vanbuskirk of Lee’s Summit, Mo., Samantha Dunlap, Will Pryor, and Kendra Pryor, all of Pleasant Hill; three great grandchildren, Austyn, Allyson, and Avery Spurgeon, all of Adrian; one brother, Fred (and Jamie) Pryor of Kansas City; two sisters, Joan (and John) Barth of Chesterfield, Mo., and Diane (and Terry) Bashor of Overland Park, Kan.; other relatives; and a host of many, many friends.
...Tom was preceded in death by both of his parents and one grandchild, Jonathan Thomas.
...Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, at Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, at the funeral home. Reverend Wyatt Shanks will officiate. Cremation will be accorded following the service; inurnment will be on Pryor Downs at a later date.
...Memorial contributions are suggested to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or the Wounded Warrior Project and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
...Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanley-dickeyfuneral home.com
...Arrangements are under the direction of the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong, Pleasant Hill, Missouri 64080. 816-540-5550.



Mary S. Griesbach
...Mary S. Griesbach of Pleasant Hill, Mo., was born Feb. 15, 1945, in Kansas City, Mo., and departed this life on Aug. 15, 2015, at Vitas Hospice in Kansas City at the age of 70 years and 6 months.
...She was the daughter of Carl James and Mary Belle (Lake) DiStefano.
...After Mary was born, the DiStefano family moved to California. Mary attended school in California and remained there until 1968 when she returned to the Kansas City area.
...On July 21, 1972, Mary was united in marriage with William Henry Griesbach and to this union two sons were born. Mr. Griesbach passed away on July 16, 1992 ,and Mary continued to make her home in Kansas City until July 23, 2004, when she moved to Pleasant Hill.
...Mary was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, her life revolved around her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
...Mary was a member of Big Creek Baptist Church and a member of Senior Citizens Club, both of Pleasant Hill.
...In addition to her husband, William Henry Griesbach, Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Carl James and Mary Belle Di Stefano.
...Mary is survived by two sons, James H. Griesbach and wife Karen N. of Pleasant Hill, and Frank W. Griesbach and wife Lucinda of North Kansas City; one brother Michael DiStefano of Kansas City; two sisters, Carol Jo Daily of Carson, Calif., and Cathy Martin of San Jacinto, Calif.; six grandchildren, Jacob Griesbach, Jude Griesbach, Karen R. Griesbach, Alana Griesbach, Gabriel Griesbach and Michael Mann, III; four great-granddaughters, other relatives and many friends.
...Funeral services for Mary Sharron Griesbach were held on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, at the Big Creek Baptist Church in Pleasant Hill with Dr. Todd MacLean officiating. Casket Bearers were James Griesbach, Frank Griesbach, Jacob Griesbach, Jude Griesbach, Michael Mann III and Darrin Deason. Interment followed at Mt. Washington Cemetery in Independence, Mo.
...The family suggests contributions to Vitas Hospice, 6601 Winchester Avenue, Suite 220, Kansas City, Mo. 64133.
...Arrangements were under the direction of the Wallace Funeral Home of Pleasant Hill.



Gregory Burton Cline
...Gregory Burton Cline was born Dec. 30, 1962, in Kansas City, Mo., and departed this life, unexpectedly, on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015, at Lee’s Summit Medical Center in Lee’s Summit, Mo., at the age of 52 years, 7 months and 16 days.
...He was the son of Neal Eugene and Janet Berdine (Sanders) Cline.
...Greg spent most of his life in the Kansas City North area and graduated from North Kansas City High School in 1980. Two years ago, after spending a year in Denton, Tex., Greg moved to Pleasant Hill, Mo., to make his home.
...Greg was a Customer Service Manager for City Wide Vending of Kansas City, and a member of North Cross United Methodist Church of Kansas City.
...Greg was a wonderful son and a loving father and grandfather who took great pride in his grandchildren and their accomplishments.
...He was preceded in death by one brother, Kevin Dean Cline.
...Greg is survived by his parents, Neal Eugene and Janet (Sanders) Cline of Pleasant Hill; one son, Joshua Cline and wife Kate of Liberty, Mo.; two daughters, Anna Marie Cline of Kansas City, and, Amanda Wallace and husband Donald of Las Vegas, Nev.; one brother Clifford Eugene Cline and wife Jane of North Kansas City; seven grandchildren, other relatives and many friends.
...Cremation has been accorded. Graveside Service and Inurnment were held on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015, at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, with Rev. Kent Deubner officiating.
...Arrangements were under the direction of the Wallace Funeral Home of Pleasant Hill.

Mae King
...Mae King, 91, of Pleasant Hill, Mo., formerly of Ventura, Calif., was born Apr. 25, 1924, in Alma, Ark., the daughter of Lewis and Mary Armanta (Thompson) Teague. She departed this life on July 27, 2015, at her home in Pleasant Hill.
...Mae had been employed as an office manager for the City of Ventura.
...Mae was preceded in death by her husband Billy N. King on Nov. 16, 2001; one brother Ray Teague; one sister Eunice M. Rudolph; and her daughter, Janyce M. Cohen just a little under a year ago, on Aug. 5, 2014.
...She is survived by three grandchildren: Daron (and Stephany) Cohen, and Richard Cohen, all of Raymore, Mo., and Leanne (and Nate) Williams of Belton, Mo.; 5 great grandchildren, Anthony, Kody, Caleb, Peydnn, and Mason; other relatives and friends.
...Mae had such a zest for life. The world is a little less bright with the loss of our “BamBam”.
C...remation has been accorded. No services are scheduled at this time. Inurnment will be in the King’s Cemetery, near Fayetteville, Arkansas, 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, 203 N. Armstrong, Pleasant Hill, Mo., 64080. 816-540-5550.

Laverne Wesley “Buddy” Winfrey
...Laverne Wesley “Buddy” Winfrey, Jr., 73, of Kingsville, Mo., was born March 30, 1942, in Hereford, Tex., the son of Laverne “Bud” and Edith “Butchie” (Standifer) Winfrey, Sr. He departed this life at 7:30 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, at the Kansas City Hospice House.
...Buddy was a 1960 Pleasant Hill High School graduate. He was a United States Army veteran.
...On Nov. 3, 1963, he was united in marriage to Linda Louise Ray in Pleasant Hill. She preceded him in death just eight months earlier on Jan. 30, 2015.
...Buddy was employed as a technician for Western Electric in Lee’s Summit. He was also a cattle farmer and avid outdoorsmen. Buddy loved farming, hunting and fishing, but he especially loved mowing. Buddy was proud of his family and cherished the time spent with all of them.
...Buddy was also preceded in death by his parents.
...He is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Dana and Keith Carter of Lone Jack, Mo.; two grandsons Kyle and Klay of Lone Jack; other relatives and a host of many friends.
...Graveside funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Reverend D. Kent Deubner of the Pleasant Hill First Christian Church will officiate. Casket bearers are Klay Carter, Kyle Carter, Austin Ray, Danny Ray, Jamie Ray and Kevin Ray. Honorary casket bearers are Jim Beattie, Dennis Ray, Kenneth Ray and Charlie Schyer. There will be no visitation.
...Memorial contributions are suggested to the Kansas City Hospice House and 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, 203 N. Armstrong, Pleasant Hill, Missouri 64080. 816-540-5550.

John Anthony Grimm
...John Anthony Grimm, 84, of Pleasant Hill, Mo., departed this life on August 8, 2015, at Lee’s Summit Medical Center.
...He was born Aug. 7, 1931, in Geddes, S. Dak., the son of Joseph and Ida (Tobin) Grimm, both of whom preceded John in death.
...When John was in fourth grade, the Grimm family left South Dakota and moved to Pierce City, Mo., and then to Joplin, Mo., in 1948. John graduated from St. Peters High School in Joplin in 1949.
...Immediately following his high school graduation, John joined the United States Air Force and proudly served his country from June 21, 1949, until Dec. 10, 1952, during the Korean Conflict.
...On Sept. 3, 1955, John was united in marriage with Mary Alice Jurgensmeyer in Montrose, Mo. In conjunction with John’s work in the aircraft business, he and Mary Alice made their home in several places during the early years of their marriage, including Marietta, Geo.; Wichita, Kan.; and Neosho and Raytown, Mo. In 1970, the Grimm family moved to Pleasant Hill.
...In 1988, John retired from A T & T Technology as a Production Line Supervisor.
...John was a member of St. Bridget Catholic Church of Pleasant Hill. He was a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus, a Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree and a past Grand Knight.
...John loved to play golf and was very proud that he had made 11 hole-in-one during his lifetime.
...In addition to his parents, Joseph and Ida Grimm, John was preceded in death by one brother, Robert Grimm and one sister, Donna Mae Grimm.
...He is survived by his wife, Mary Alice Grimm of the home; two sons, Michael J. Grimm and wife Sharon of Loveland, Colo. and David A. Grimm of Holden, Mo.; four daughters, Karen Stigura of Milner, Geo., Teresa Schaefer and husband Jim and Nancy M. Bouchard and husband Rick, all of Pleasant Hill; and Beth Willis and husband Brad of Greentown, Ind.; two brothers, George B. Grimm of Joplin, and James Grimm of Milwaukee, Wisc.; two sisters, Mary Lyons of Raytown, and Patricia Hutchens of Grandview, Mo.; 16 grandchildren, eight great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.
...Mass of Christian Burial was held August12, 2015, at St. Bridget Catholic Church in Pleasant Hill with Monsignor Robert Murphy officiating. Casket bearers were Jonathan Grimm, Nathaniel Grimm, Joe Bouchard, Adam Willis, Jacob Schaefer and Thomas Schaefer. Honorary bearers were Nicholas Stigura, Phillip Stigura, Gregory Stigura and Tony Wood.
...Burial with Military Honors were provided at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery by the United States Air Force and V.F.W. Post #3118 Honors Team of Pleasant Hill.
...Rosary Recitation was August 11, 2015, with the family receiving friends immediately following, all at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill. In memory of John Anthony Grimm the family suggests contributions to St. Bridget Catholic Church.
...Arrangements were under the direction of the Wallace Funeral Home of Pleasant Hill.



Carol Elaine (Wooderson) Weaverling
...Carol Elaine (Wooderson) Weaverling was born on the family farm in Mt. Moriah, Mo., to Clyde Oliver Wooderson and Vera Pearl Goforth on Feb. 17, 1925. An upbringing of farm chores and continuous kitchen duties yielded her a work ethic and tenacity that were unmatched by any other. Having grown up in the Great Depression Era, she was credited with being able to squeeze a penny so tightly she could make a copper wire.
...After graduating from Bethany High School in 1943, Carol moved to Kansas City, Mo., to begin her adult life. After first working in retail, she went on to work at a defense plant for the remainder of World War II.
...Carol was later married to Donald E. Weaverling on Aug. 13, 1947. Despite a number of serious medical issues and resulting financial challenges throughout the years, they successfully raised five children.
...Once their youngest graduated college in 1983, they retired; Carol from a 35-year career in the retail grocery business; and Don from the USDA. They then moved to Lyndon, Kan., to enjoy eight years of extensive fishing, RV travel, quilting and a simpler small town life together.
...In 1991, they moved to Lee’s Summit, Mo., to be closer to family. Carol resided there until her death on Aug. 9, 2015, at the age of 90.
...She is survived by her sister Norma Evabelle Childers of Conroe, Tex. five children of Missouri; Jo Wells of Lee’s Summit, Sheral Clever of Pleasant Hill, Ed Weaverling of Plattsburg, Leona Brewer of Ivy Bend, and Juanita Blackwell of Peculiar; 11 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, five brothers; Wade, Richard, Avery, Samuel, and Joseph, and her husband Don.
...In lieu of flowers, donations in Carol’s honor, to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Wounded Warrior Project, would be appreciated.
...Visitation was held on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015, at Newcomer’s Floral Hills Funeral Home, with graveside services immediately following. Condolences and the sharing of memories are encouraged and may be left at www.floralhillsfuneral home.com
...Arrangements were under the direction of Newcomer’s Floral Hills Funeral Home, 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd., Kansas City, Mo, 816-353-1218.



Ariyana Lee McNair
...Ariyana Lee McNair was born Aug. 5, 2015 at Truman Medical Center, Lakewood and departed this life on August 9, 2015 at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., at the age of four days. She was the daughter of Daniel Edward McNair and Lisa Marie Boggs.
...Ariyana was a beautiful baby girl and, even though her life was short, she brought much love to her family and those around her.
...Ariyana is survived by her parents, Daniel Edward McNair and Lisa Marie Boggs, both of the home; two half-sisters, Stephanie Boggs and Aaliyah McNair; paternal grandmother, Anita McNair of Pleasant Hill; maternal grandfather, Greg Boggs and maternal grandmother, Louise Boggs, both of Kansas City; paternal great-grandparents, Harlen and Lois Carson of Pleasant Hill; maternal great grandmother, Rose Dodson of Kansas City; other relatives and many friends who loved her.
...Funeral services for Ariyana Lee McNair were held Aug. 14, 2015, at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill. Rev. Kent Deubner officiated. Burial in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
...Arrangements were under the direction of the Wallace Funeral Home.

Steven Randall Melton
...Steven Randall Melton, 66, of Pleasant Hill, Mo., was born Aug. 19, 1948, in St. Louis, Mo., the son of Francis Mills and Alverna Geraldine (Sheppard) Melton. He departed this life Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at his home surrounded with love and family.
...Steve was 1968 Warrenton, Mo., High School graduate and was a United States Army Vietnam War veteran.
...On Nov. 18, 1995, he was united in marriage to Barbara Louise (Truitt) Daley in Pleasant Hill.
...Steve was employed as a route salesman for the Wonder Bread Company retiring in 2008 and was a proud member of the Teamsters Local #555. He loved to hunt and fish. Steve also enjoyed reading, woodworking, and smoking various meats. He was also gifted at working on computers.
...Steve was preceded in death by his father Frank.
...He is survived by his wife Barbara of the home; his mother, Alverna of Salem, Mo.; one daughter Melinda Souder of Independence, Mo.; one step-son Sam (and Darlene) Hensley of Milton, Fla.; two step-daughters, Rhonda Vinson of Holden, Mo., and Lisa (and David) Hicks of Prattville, Ala.; one brother, Gary (and Glenda) Melton of New Florence, Mo., one sister, Brenda (and Randy) Copher of Shilo, Ill.; 7 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; other relatives and a host of many friends.
...Cremation has been accorded.
...A celebration of Steven’s life will be held on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, at the funeral home, followed by full military honors conducted by the United States Army and the Veterans of Foreign Wars post #3118 Honor Guard.
V...isitation will be held from 2 p.m. until service time.
...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-dickeyfuneral home.com
...Arrangements were under the direction of the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong, Pleasant Hill, Missouri 64080. 816-540-5550

Coly Lee Byrd
...Coly Lee Byrd was born on Aug. 18, 1987, and departed this life on Aug. 15, 2015, at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo., at the age of 27.
...He was born to Sharon McKinzie of Independence, Mo., and Michael Robinson of Tulsa, Okla.
...Coly was a true outdoorsman. He loved hunting, fishing, anything outdoors. He could fix almost anything.
...Coly is survived by his wife, Tiffany Byrd, of Pleasant Hill, Mo.; both parents and stepmother, Judy Robinson, of Tulsa, Okla.; his aunt and uncle, who raised him, Dorothy and Kenneth Ponder of Pleasant Hill; maternal grandmother and step grandfather, Sharon and Terry Thomas, of Pleasant Hill; paternal grandmother, Leanna Murl of Tulsa; four sons, Zackery Rhoades of North Carolina; Layne Hayden of Belton, Mo.; Quintin Byrd of Pleasant Hill; and Chevy Byrd; two sisters, Christina Fillmore of Pleasant Hill; Nicole (and Ed) Meador of Kansas City; one brother, Spencer Robinson of Pleasant Hill; many nephews, a niece, aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.
...Cremation has been accorded.

Jeanette Sartin Riggs
...Jeannette L. (Sartin) Riggs was born Apr. 20, 1939, in Johnson County, Mo., and departed this life on Aug. 11, 2015, at John Knox Village Hospice in Lee’s Summit, Mo., at the age of 76 years, 3 months and 22 days.
...She was the daughter of Herbert and Dimple (Underwood) Sartin.
...Jeannette spent most of her lifetime in the Pleasant Hill area and attended Pleasant Hill Schools. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who took great pride in her family.
...Jeannette worked in food service as a cook and cashier at A T & T and later for the Pleasant Hill Middle School. She was a member of the Community of Christ Church of Pleasant Hill.
...She was preceded in death by her daughter, Karla Lynn Riggs on Apr. 23, 1990; her father, Herbert Sartin on Feb. 20, 1982; her mother, Dimple Sartin on May 17, 1987, and one sister, Norma Yoder.
...Jeannette is survived by three sons, Kevin D. Riggs and wife Teri, Kim L. Riggs, and Keith R. Riggs and wife Amy, all of Pleasant Hill. Nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, other relatives and many, many friends.
...Funeral Service for Jeannette L. Riggs were held on Monday, Aug. 17, 2015, at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill, with Rev. Rod Richter officiating. Casket Bearers were Keith L. Riggs, Kyle D. Riggs, Richard L. Hood, Matthew S. Kemp, Thomas M. Doering and Patrick H. O’Reilly. Honorary Bearers were Russell Parris, Gene Craft, Jerry Yoder and Dean Yoder. Burial was in the Orient Cemetery in Harrisonville, Mo. The family received friends on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015 at the funeral home.
...Contributions are suggested to the American Diabetes Association.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Wallace Funeral Home.

Mary S. Griesbach
...Mary S. Griesbach of Pleasant Hill, Mo., was born February 15, 1945. in Kansas City, Mo., and departed this life on Aug. 15, 2015, at Vitas Hospice in Kansas City at the age of 70 years and 6 months.
...Funeral service for Mary S. Griesbach will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, at Big Creek Baptist Church in Pleasant Hill, with Dr. Todd MacLean officiating. Burial will be at 1 p.m. at Mt. Washington Cemetery in Independence following the service.
...A complete obituary will be published in next week’s edition of the Pleasant Hill Times. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wallace Funeral Home of Pleasant Hill.

Raymond Morse
Mathews
...Raymond Morse Mathews, 84, of Kansas City, Missouri, was born March 26, 1931, the son of Augustus Ray and Mildred Hoggins (Palmer) Mathews. He departed this life Sunday, August 2, 2015, at the Jefferson Health Care Nursing Home, Lee’s Summit.
...Raymond was a United States Navy Korean War Veteran, stationed in Japan; and previously served in the Missouri National Guard.
...On October 19, 1954, he was united in marriage to Kiyoko “Kay” Shibuya, in Yokohama, Japan. She preceded him in death on November 7, 2011.
...Raymond had been employed as a delivery driver for the Hawn Bedding Company in Kansas City. He had also been employed as custodian, service station attendant, and mechanic.
...Raymond was also preceded in death by his parents.
...He is survived by three sons: Larry and wife Michelle Hartegan-Mathews of Basehor, Kansas, Jim Mathews of Seymour, Tennessee, and Robert and wife Earlina Mathews of Holden, Missouri, five grandchildren: Robert Mathews, Jr. of Holden, Christopher Mathews of Houston, Texas, Michelle Mathews of Springfield, Missouri, Tristan and Allison Mathews of Seymour, Tennessee; and one sister Maxine and husband Bob, of Horseheads, New York.
...Funeral services were held on Saturday, August 8, 2015, at the funeral home. Reverend Charles Grant of the Bonner Springs United Methodist Church officiated. Interment was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Visitation was held prior to the service at 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, 203 N. Armstrong, Pleasant Hill, Missouri 64080. 816-540-5550.



Jan Powell
...Pleasant Hill Times co-publisher Jan H. Powell died last Wed-nesday. July 29, at the University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, Kans.
...She was 71 years old.
...Jan was diagnosed with IgG4, a rare auto immune disease, at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Ariz., in the spring of 2014. She died last week of complications following heart valve surgery at the University of Kansas Hospital earlier this year.
...Jan had co-published the Times for over 26 years along side her husband, F. Kirk Powell.
...She was born in Maryville on August 4, 1943, the daughter of Clarence and Ruth Heusi and graduated from the Warrenton High School in Warrenton, Mo, in 1961.
...Jan earned a bachelor of science degree in home economics with a major in interior design from the University of Missouri at Columbia in 1965.
...She and her husband, Kirk, were married in Columbia, Mo., on January 21, 1965, and they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this January.
...The couple lived in Rochester, N.Y, for two years and returned to Missouri in 1968. They lived in Harrisonville before purchasing The Holden Progress in 1975. They managed the Pleasant Hill Times under a lease agreement for a year in 1989 and purchased the weekly newspaper in 1990.
...Jan served as secretary of the Missouri Press Association in 1983 and was first lady of MPA when her husband served as president in 1994.
...She had served on the Pleasant Hill Community Betterment Board and was a past secretary of the Pleasant Hill Downtown Association.
...Kirk and Jan were grand marshals of the Cass County Fair in Pleasant Hill in 2013.
...She was a member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Harrisonville.
...She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Ruth Heusi.
Jan is survived by her husband, Kirk, of the Pleasant Hill home; two daughters,
...Stacey Soble, and her husband, Jon, of San Luis Obispo, Calif., and Vicky Powell-Johnson, and her husband, Pete, of Santa Rita, Guam; four grandchildren, Rachel and Charlie Soble, and Ryan and Matthew Johnson; and cousins Les and Judy Crouch of Las Vegas, Nev., and Herb and Ginger Carter of Pleasant Hill.
...A visitation was held 6-8 p.m. Monday Aug. 3, at the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill and services were held on Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 4, at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Harrisonville.
...The family suggests memorial contributions to the Missouri Press Foundation Scholarship Fund mbezenek@socket.net.
...Inurnment was at the church.
...Services were under the direction of the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home of Pleasant Hill.



John R. Beasley
...John Russell Beasley, 49 of Raymore, formerly of Lone Jack, was born Aug. 27, 1965, in Kansas City, Mo., the son of Donald Keith and Marion Lola (Berry) Beasley. He departed this life July 25, 2015, at his home.
...John was a 1983 Lone Jack High School graduate. Later he graduated from Missouri Institute of Technology.
...He had been employed as Car Hauler for the Jack Cooper Car Transporter Corporation; prior to that he worked for the City of Lee’s Summit Water Department.
...John was a member of the KCIR Race Track, the NHRA Drag Racing Team, and the Teamsters Local #41. He was a gifted musician and traveled all over the United States playing music.
...John was preceded in death by his mother, Marion Beasley; paternal grandparents, Edwin and Dora Beasley; and maternal grandparents, Charles and Elizabeth Berry.
...He is survived by his life companion, Colleen M. (Keys) Speers of the home; her children, Chris Speers and Becca Bussey, and her grandson (whom he adored) Mason Bussey; his father and step-mother, Keith and Marge Beasley, of Urich, Mo.; one sister, Marlene (and Sarah Miller) Beasley of Pleasant Hill, Mo.; one brother Clint Beasley of Urich; three nieces, Jessie Miller, Virginia Miller, and Hallie Miller, of Pleasant Hill; one nephew, Wyatt Beasley of Urich; and other relatives and many friends.
...Cremation has been accorded. A Celebration of John’s life was held on Thursday, July 30, 2015. Reverend Todd Young and Mrs. Leasa Daugherty officiated. Inurnment will be in the Lone Jack Cemetery at a later date.
...Memorial contributions are suggested to the Lone Jack Cemetery and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
...Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanleydickeyfuneral home.com
...Arrangements were under the direction of the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong, Pleasant Hill, Mo., 64080. 816-540-5550.  



W. Irving Mehrer
...William Irving Mehrer, 69, of Greenwood, Missouri, was born August 5, 1945, in Pleasant Hill, Mo., the son of Theodore Herman and Bernice Norma (Redwine) Mehrer. He departed this life on Monday, July 27 at his home.
...Irving was a 1963 Lee’s Summit (Mo.) High School, graduate.
...On July 3, 1964, he was united in marriage to Vicki Lynn Hibdon in Mountain Home, Ark. She preceded him in death on March 17, 2007.
...Irving was employed as a tool & die maker for AT&T. He was an avid gardener and also loved woodworking, fishing and crafting costume jewelry. But his favorite pastime was spending time with his family. Irving never met a stranger, and his affable nature made him instantly likable to all.
...He was also preceded in death by his parents.
...Irving is survived by five sons: Rick Mehrer and wife Michelle Keller, Lee’s Summit; David and wife Lisa Mehrer, Lee's Summit; Paul and wife Jill Mehrer, Phoenix, Ariz.; Aaron and wife Brandy Mehrer, Lee's Summit; Jeremy Mehrer, Greenwood, Mo.; a daughter, Dana Mehrer, Kansas City, Mo.; 12 Grandchildren Zachary, Tristan, Jacob, Ryan, Elaina, McKenna, Nathan, Jamie, Chase, Lily, Emily, and William; a brother, Frank Mehrer of Pleasant Hill; two sisters, Priscilla Hamlin and husband Richard of Belton, Mo.; and Kay Sevy of Creighton, Mo.
...Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 7, 2015, at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.
Casket bearers are Rick Mehrer, David Mehrer, Paul Mehrer, Aaron Mehrer, Jeremy Mehrer and Zachary Mehrer.
...Memorial contributions are suggested to the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance as a tribute to Irving's grandson, Nathan, who has the disease, and may be sent to www.tsalliance.org or in care of the funeral home.
...Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanleydickeyfuneral home.com
...Arrangements were under the direction of the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong, Pleasant Hill, Mo., 64080. 816-540-5550.

Mae King
...Mae King, 91, of Pleasant Hill, Mo., died July 27, 2015. Cremation has been accorded and no services are scheduled at this time. A complete obituary will be published in next week’s edition of the Pleasant Hill Times and online at www.stanley-dickeyfuneral home.com

Raymond M. Mathews
...Raymond M. Mathews, 84, of Lee's Summit, Mo., formerly of Pleasant Hill, Mo., departed this life Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015, at the Jefferson Health Care Center in Lee's Summit. Funeral services are pending.
...Service times and a complete obituary will be published online at www.stanleydickeyfuneral home.com as that information becomes available. A complete obituary will also be published in next weeks edition of the Pleasant Hill Times.

Zoey Maddison Derr
...Zoey Maddison Derr of Blue Springs, Mo., infant daughter of Jeff R. and Kasi J. (Copenhaver) Derr, was born March 27, 2015, at St. Luke’s East Medical Center in Lee’s Summit, Mo., and departed this life suddenly on July 15, 2015, while on a family vacation with her parents and brother in Scottsbluff Neb., at the age of 3 months and 18 days.
...Zoey was a beautiful, happy baby who brought joy not only to her family but all those fortunate enough to know her. Zoey, along with her family attended Timothy Lutheran Church (South Branch) in Blue Springs, Mo.
...She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Robert L. Derr.
...Zoey is survived by her parents, Jeff R. and Kasi J. (Copenhaver) Derr and one brother, Jackson Matthew Derr all of the home; paternal grandmother, Barbara Derr of Douglas, Wy.; maternal grandmother, Debra Quinn of Oak Grove, Mo.; maternal grandfather, Keith Nichols and maternal great grandparents, Jack and Hazel Quinn, all of Blue Springs; four aunts, Cindy Fonger of Torrington, Wy.; Connie (Derr) Little and Carol Stevens both of Helena, Montana and Meg Shuger of Colorado Springs, Colo.; other relatives and many, many friends.
Funeral Services for Zoey Maddison Derr were held on Saturday, July 25, 2015, at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill, Mo., with Pastor Richard Steensma officiating. Casket Bearers were Bryan Aber and Gary Barker. Burial was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
...The family received friends on Friday, July 24, 2015 at the funeral home. Contributions in memory of Zoey, may be made to Jeff and Kasi Derr.
...Arrangements were under the direction of the Wallace Funeral Home of Pleasant Hill.

Shelly L. Osburn
...Shelley L. Osburn, 54, of Pleasant Hill, Mo., passed away July 19, 2015.
...Shelley was born May 29, 1961 in Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of Charles H. and Phyllis (Eliot) Nichols. She was preceded in death by her father and brother, Jeff Nichols.
...She is survived by her children, Ryan, T.J. and Jodie Osburn; mother, Phyllis Nichols; brother, Tom Nichols; sisters, Sherrie Vargo and Shawna Nichols; two grandchildren, Caleb and Bella; and many nieces and nephews.
...Funeral service was held on Thursday, July 23, 2015, at Cullen Funeral Home in Raymore. Visitation preceeded the service. Burial was in the Raymore Cemetery.
...Memorial contributions may be made to St. Luke’s Hospice 3100 Broadway St #1000, Kansas City, Mo. 64111.
...Arrangements were under the direction of the Cullen Funeral Home of Raymore.

Elbert Harold “Bud” Baker
...Elbert Harold “Bud” Baker 86, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life July 24, 2015, at his home surrounded with love and family. He was born May 28, 1929, near Eagle, Neb., the son of Oliver and Tillie (Gannaway) Baker.  Bud was a 1947 Bear Creek High School graduate. 
...He was a United States Army Veteran serving during the Korean War.
...On Sept. 30, 1950, he was united in marriage to Jo Frances Bays in Harrison, Ark. She preceded him in death on Dec. 27, 2012.
...Bud was employed as an auto worker for General Motors, retiring in 1981. He was a member of the Strasburg Baptist Church, a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post #3118, Pleasant Hill, and Jewel Lodge #480 A.F. & A.M.
...Bud was also preceded in death by his parents, one son and daughter-in-law, Randall and Virginia Baker; one brother, Donald Baker; and one sister, Hazel Gunier.
...He is survived by: one daughter Cheryll L. (and Randy) Wilburn of Archie; one son Ron (and Lori) Baker of Pleasant Hill; six grandchildren, Jesse Baker of Pleasant Hill, Kathryn Baker of Harrisonville, Mo., Philip Wilburn of Archie, Mo., Grant (and Marlana) Wilburn of Effingham, Ill.; Samantha Baker and Sara Baker of Pleasant Hill; three great grandchildren, Jace Baker, Jasmyn Baker and Hadassa Wilburn; one sister, Shirley Wallen, of Grain Valley, Mo.; other relatives and many friends.
...Funeral services were held on Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at the funeral home. Pastor Preston Sanders of the Strasburg Baptist Church officiated.
...A final salute ceremony was conducted by the V.F.W. Post #3118.  Graveside military services and interment were conducted in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery with full military honors by the U.S. Army and V.F.W. Post #3118 Honor Guard.
...Casket bearers were Philip Wilburn, Grant Wilburn, Jesse Baker, Bruce Wallen, Allen Bays, Stuart Bays, Ken Reid and Chris Waugh.
...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 at www.stanleydickeyfuneralhome.com.
...Arrangements were under the direction of the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home of Pleasant Hill.

Gerry Ellen Raffurty
...Gerry Ellen Raffurty, 71, of Creve Coeur, Mo., formerly of Pleasant Hill, was born, July 30, 1943, in Anna, Illinois, the daughter of Remel S. and Dorothy G. (Gay) Grey.
...She departed this life at 2:36 a.m. Sunday, June 28, 2015, at the Dolan Memory Care in Creve Coeur.
...Gerry was a 1961 Hardin, Mo., High School graduate. She earned her Bachelor’s in nursing from Kansas City School of Nursing.
...On Oct. 10, 1964, she was united in marriage to Robert Philip Raffurty in Hardin. He preceded her in death on Sept. 9, 2013.
...Gerry was employed as a nurse. She had worked for St Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, the Cass Medical Center in Harrisonville, the St. Joseph Medical Center in Kansas City, and the Verde Valley Medical Center in Cottonwood, Ariz. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Ivy Leaf Chapter #215, Pleasant Hill, and the Elks Lodge #1361 in Cottonwood.
...Mom was one of the most compassionate & hard working people you would ever meet making her a perfect fit for a nurse— which she loved. Her staff talked many times of how much they loved her, even though she was tough. When a department under her had an issue, she would personally go work with the employees so that she knew exactly what they were talking about, allowing her to get a better idea on how to fix the issue. She taught us the love of family, to work hard, to never take anything for granted and that anything in life is possible. Mom was a loving and supportive mother and a loving wife. Most of all, our mother had an extreme sense of fairness. In mom's perfect world, she believed women should be treated as equally as men, the poor the same as the wealthy, the privileged the same as the underprivileged. Those principles resonated through to everyone she came in contact with. If you could say mom hated something, it would be discrimination; especially racism. The thought that people would blatantly treat or hate other people because of their race, really upset our mom. Everyone had an equal shot and privilege of gaining our mom's friendship, whether you liked her or not. Mom loved the mountains, her family, and of course working with so many diverse and interesting people she met in the health care field. Through this dementia and now death, our memories of you have and never will be lost on us. We will always love you. This is not goodbye – this is until we meet again! Until then, you will be our beautiful guardian angel.
...Gerry was preceded in death by her father.
...She is survived by her mother Dorothy Grey of Arvada, Colorado, one son Michael (and Tammy) Raffurty of Sterling, Colorado; one daughter Connie Weddington of St. Peters, Missouri; two Grandchildren, Randa (and Ryan) Bailey of Harrisonville, Missouri, and Chelsea Raffurty of Sterling; three great grandchildren; one brother Gary (and Phyllis) Grey of St. Louis; one sister, Randa Gayle (and Kent) of Arvada; 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-dickeyfuneralhome.com
...Arrangements were under the direction of the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong, Pleasant Hill, Mo., 64080, (816) 540-5550.

Robert Lee "Trapper Bob" Whitworth
...Robert Lee "Trapper Bob" Whitworth was born March 5, 1933, in Norborne, Mo., and departed this life on July 6, 2015, at Lee's Summit Medical Center in Lee's Summit, Mo., at the age of 82 years, 4 months and 1 day. He was the son of Alfred and Alta (Gardner) Whitworth, both of whom preceded him in death.
...Bob spent his younger years in the Climax Springs, Mo., area, moving to Pleasant Hill in 1952. He proudly served his country in the United States Army.
Bob worked as a final shipper for Continental Disc. He also had worked part-time for Pleasant Hill Animal Clinic and for James A. Reed Wildlife Area.
...His passion, however, was trapping, so much so, that most people knew him simply as Trapper or Trapper Bob. "Trapper" was a member of Fur Takers of America and the Missouri Trappers Association. He looked forward every September to attending the Missouri Trapping Association "Rendezvous" where he could visit and trade stories with old friends. He was also instrumental in organizing the Rendezvous "Washer Tournament" and had won several "Washer Tournament" awards.
...In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by one son, Robert Lee "Rusty" Whitworth on March 4, 1979.
...He is survived by his longtime companion, Alice Ann Lutjen of the home; one son, Darren Hatton; two daughters, Carmen Hatton, and Lisa Mayabb and husband Mike, all of Pleasant Hill; two grandsons, one great-grandson, other relatives and many, many friends.
...Visitation for Robert Lee "Trapper Bob" Whitworth was held on on Saturday, July 11, at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill. A graveside service followed, with Military Honors at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery with Mark Lawson officiating.
...Casket Bearers were Jonathan Tucker, Brian Cunningham, Micah Glover, Paul Webb, Kenny Shaw, Bill Shaw and Mark Lawson. Honorary Bearers were Bobby Wilson, Mark Wheeler, Jim Weseloh, Terry Fox, Jeff Goen, Andy Carmack and Tom Clark.
...Military Honors were provided by the United States Army and VFW Post #3118 of Pleasant Hill.
...Arrangements were under the direction of the Wallace Funeral Home.

James Sidney
"Jim" Potter
...James Sidney "Jim" Potter was born Nov. 8, 1937, in LaTour, Mo., and departed this life on June 26, 2015 at Cass Regional Medical Center in Harrisonville, Mo., at the age of 77 years, 7 months and 18 days. He was the son of James Edgar Potter and Ruth Elizabeth (Phillips) Moreland.
...Jim spent his younger years in Pleasant Hill and graduated from Pleasant Hill High School in 1956. Immediately following graduation, Jim enlisted in the United States Air Force and was stationed in several places throughout his military career, one of which was Germany, where he met Rosemarie Martha Leni Splitter. On Dec. 29, 1959, Jim and Rosemarie were united in marriage in Kassel, Germany, and to this union two children were born. The marriage later ended in divorce.
...Jim served in the United States Air Force until his honorable discharge in 1967. In 1979, he joined the Missouri National Guard and served his country until 1997 when he retired.
...On Jan. 6, 1978, Jim was united in marriage with Patsy Gattenby in Lee's Summit, Mo., and they made their home in Kansas City, Mo. Patsy Potter preceded Jim in death on March 3, 2005. After Patsy's death, Jim moved back to Pleasant Hill to make his home.
...Jim was a truck driver for several trucking companies in the Kansas City area. He was a member of VFW Post #3976 and American Legion Post 0021, both of Independence, Mo.
...In addition to his wife, Patsy, Jim was preceded in death by his father, James Edgar Potter; his mother, Ruth Elizabeth Moreland and one step-daughter, Vallee Burris.
...Jim is survived by one son, Michael J. Potter and wife Teri, one daughter, Bianca Betts and husband David, all of Pleasant Hill; three sisters, Joyce Potter-Reese of Pleasant Hill, Charlene Vaughan of Fernwood, Ida., and Karen Felix of Ala Mogrado, Mexico; four grandchildren, David M. Betts, Brandon J. Betts and Kayla Potter all of Pleasant Hill, and Scott Burris of Wichita, Kan.; 11 great-grandchildren, other relatives and many, many friends.
...Cremation has been accorded and the family will received friends at a Memorial Visitation on Sunday, July 19, 2015, the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill. A Memorial Service and Inurnment was held at Monday, July 20, 2015, at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville, Mo., with Military Honors provided by the Army National Guard.
...Arrangements were under the direction of the Wallace Funeral Home.

Billy Hayden
Blankenship
...Billy Hayden Blankenship of Arkansas, previously of Pleasant Hill, Mo., departed this life on June 29, 2015. in Calico Rock, Ark. at the age of 89.
...Billy was born in Bandmill, Ark., on Apr. 14, 1926. He served in the US Army from 1945-1947. He later moved to and settled in Pleasant Hill in 1961 where he owned and operated Blankenship Construction until 1994, when he returned to his childhood home in Izard County, Ark., in 1997 until his untimely departure.
...Billy was united to his first wife Gladys Dale on Dec. 20, 1947; and was later united in marriage to Rheta Dillard on Feb. 14, 2005.
...He was preceded in death by his mother Bessie (Coach) and father Hugo, his brothers Burlin and Roby Blankenship, and his sisters Williama Blankenship, Alene Sherrell, and Bonnie May.
...He is survived by his wife, Rheta of the home; three children: son; Johnny Lee and wife Cheryl Blankenship of Tunis Mo., and daughters; Cathy and husband Kenneth Fleming of Warsaw, Mo., and Sereta and husband Roger Winkle of Pleasant Hill; two stepsons; two stepdaughters; one brother: Howard Blankenship of Bandmill Ark; two sisters Rachel Dillard and Bernice Sherrell both of Oxford, Ark; and 10 grandchildren, 6 step-grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and 10 step-great-grandchildren.
...Service's were on July 3, 2015, in Melbourne, Ark., and burial was at Oxford Commentary in Oxford, Ark.

Douglas Henry
Neve II
...Douglas Henry Neve II, 63 of Windsor, Mo., died Monday morning, June 15, 2015, at his home in Windsor.
...He was born Oct. 12, 1951, in Council Bluffs, Iowa, the son of Douglas Henry Neve and Dorothy Marie (Christensen) Neve.
...Douglas was a telephone technician having worked for Sprint for some time. He later worked for Shreiber Foods, in Clinton, Mo., as a forklift operator, retiring 2 years ago.
...He enjoyed traveling and had traveled every state in the United States, with the exception of Hawaii. He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion.
...He is survived by: two sons, Aaron Levin Neve, Las Vegas, Nev., and Gage Mathew Neve, Windsor; a sister, Penny Price (Richard), Deer Park, Wash.; a niece, Angela Bridges and a nephew, Shane Price. He was preceded in death by his parents.
...A gathering of family and friends will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, July 17, 2015, at the Windsor American Legion Hall. Graveside services will be held Saturday, July 18, 2015, in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Condolences may be left online at www.hadleyfuneralhome.com
...Arrangements are under the direction of the Hadley Funeral Home in Windsor.

Mary Teresa Mullin
...Mary Teresa Mullin, 33, of Pleasant Hill, Mo., was born June 23, 1982, in Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of John A. and Mary Ellen (Groff) Mullin. She departed this life at 11:05 p.m. Tuesday, June 23, 2015, at the St. Luke’s Hospice House in Kansas City, surrounded with love and family.
...Teresa was a 2001 Pleasant Hill High School Graduate and was very active in Future Farmers of America.
...She had been employed as an office manager for Midwest Transmission, Keystone Automotive, the Costa Rica Pool Company and most recently Bell Management Properties.
...She has also owned and operated her own in home daycare for several years. She was a member of the St. Bridget Catholic Church.
...Teresa will long be remembered as a very giving and generous person with a great sense of humor, at the same time open and honest with her opinions. She was a mom to many.
...Teresa was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Arthur J. and Joyce Mullin, and her maternal grandparents, G. Robert and Agnes T. Groff.
She is survived by her parents, John and Mary Ellen of Pleasant Hill; four children, Kylie M. Mullin-Struzick, Kaycee M. Mullin- Struzick, Makenna R. Pruitt, and Avery B. Volland, all of Pleasant Hill; four brother’s, John A. (and Sarah) Mullin, Robert Jeremy (and Krystal) Mullin, Anthony, J. (and Jessica) Mullin, and Vincent A. Mullin, all of Pleasant Hill; other relatives and a host of many friends.
...Mass of Christian burial was held on Saturday, June 27, at the St. Bridget Catholic Church in Pleasant Hill. Monsignor Robert Murphy officiated. Interment was in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Kansas City. Casket bearers were Brandon Harrison, Andy Mallinson, Chris Pruitt, Joey Russell, Jason Volland and Will Wilson.
...In lieu of flowers an educational account will be established for Teresa’s four children at the Community Bank of Pleasant Hill. Please make checks payable to Avery Volland.
...Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com
...Arrangements were under the direction of the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong, Pleasant Hill, Mo., 64080 (816) 540-5550.

Ronald K.
McConville, Sr.
...Ronald K. McConville, Sr., was born Nov. 16, 1949, in Pleasant Hill, Mo., and departed this life on June 22, 2015, at John Knox Hospice in Lee’s Summit, Mo., at the age of 65 years, 7 months and 6 days.
...He was the son of Everett Lee and Eula Mae (Saling) McConville, Sr.
...Ronnie spent his younger years and attended school in Pleasant Hill. He proudly served his country in the United States Army from 1967 until 1969 in Vietnam.
...Ronnie had worked as a laborer for Jay Hayes Construction and for the A.D. Mohr Greenhouse, both in Pleasant Hill.
...For the last three years, Ronnie had lived in Lee’s Summit, where he was a member of the Coldwater Baptist Church.
...He was preceded in death by his father, Everett Lee McConville, Sr., on May 8, 1976; his mother, Eula Mae McConville on May 18, 1991; his sister, Ann (McConville) Barnes on April 17, 1987; and two brothers, Buster Saling and Everett Lee McConville, Jr.
Ronnie is survived by: two sons, Ronald K. McConville, Jr. and John Edward McConville; two daughters, Leanne Michelle (McConville) Zumwalt and Stacey Lynn McConville, all of Independence, Mo.; one niece, who was raised as a daughter, Tonya Barnes of California; nine grandchildren, several much loved nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.
...In keeping with Ronnie’s wishes, cremation has been accorded and no services are scheduled.
...Arrangements were under the direction of the Wallace Funeral Home of Pleasant Hill.

Barbara Lucille
Ostermeyer-McNeel
...Barbara Lucille Ostermeyer-McNeel, age 66, of Knob Noster, Mo., passed away June 25, 2015, at home struggling valiantly with cancer.
...Also known as Babs or Barb, she was born February 11, 1949, in Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of Lester Rolland and Pearl Cecil (Gilkey) Ostermeyer. Babs was raised in Pleasant Hill, Mo., where she attended Pleasant Hill High School. While she was a student, Babs served as the drum majorette, was active in dance and played the clarinet.
...On March 14, 1970, she was united in marriage to the love of her life, Bruce McNeel in Chapel of the Flags at Fort Wolters, Tex, with whom she had two sons, Ron and James.
...Babs was not only a devoted wife and mother, was a dedicated member of the Eastern Star for years where she served in many different positions but most notably Worthy Matron and District Deputy Grand Matron.
...In the summer of 1974, Babs began working at Central Missouri State University where she served with vigor all her 37 years as an office professional in the Criminal Justice Department. Students throughout her tenure still remember Babs from the front office as the one that could talk sports with anyone but also the one who was there with a kind smile and a great pair of listening ears.
...Of all of her accomplishments, her greatest achievements have been in the lives of her family and friends. She had a unique gift to recognize and appreciate the talents in others and to make them feel loved and lifted by her presence. Her generous heart filled her home with love, fun, family and friends, including an attitude that there was always room for one more. In honor of a beautiful wife and caring mother, her memory will be carried on in the legacy of love which is now each of us.
...Babs is survived by her husband Bruce, of the home, sons: Ron and wife, Angela of Troy, MO, James and wife, Hillary of Warrensburg, MO, and grandson, Chance of Sedalia, MO with the knowledge that they were truly loved.
...Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, July 3, 2015, at Sweeney-Phillips and Holdren Funeral Home with Reverend Randy Crawshaw officiating and visitation services beginning at 1 p.m. Honorary pallbearers will be Chance McNeel, Charles Bayard, Bryan Hodkins, Max Schmoll, David Ostermeyer, Jonathan Lange, Ben Lange and Dustin McKinley. Burial will take place at a later date at Pleasant Hill City Cemetery.
...Memorial contributions are suggested to the KU Medical Center Endowment. Please notate in memo portion of your check to say CRC and contributions may be left in care of the funeral home.

Samantha
Elizabeth Stout
...Samantha Elizabeth Stout was born March 11, 1994, in Nevada, Mo., and departed this life on June 18, 2015, at I-70 Medical Center in Sweet Springs, Mo., as the result of a tragic automobile accident. She was the daughter of Johnny E. and Roberta (Garner) Stout, Sr.
...Samantha spent most of her lifetime in Pleasant Hill and was a 2012 graduate of Pleasant Hill High School. She was a Certified Nursing Assistant employed by Pleasant Hill Health and Rehabilitation Center in Pleasant Hill.
...Samantha was a beautiful young woman with a kind and compassionate nature. She had a great sense of humor and an infectious smile, which made her a favorite, not only with family and friends, but with her clients and co-workers at the health and rehabilitation center.
...Samantha was preceded in death by her paternal grandmother, Ladeana Ghan and her maternal grandparents, Robert and Carlyn Garner.
...Those left to cherish her memory are: her parents, Johnny E. , Sr., and Roberta Stout; one brother, Johnny Stout, Jr. and one sister, Carly Stout, all of the home; her paternal grandfather, Charles Stout and wife Carla of Independence, Mo.; several beloved aunts, uncles and cousins, other relatives and many, many friends.
...Funeral service for Samantha was held on Tuesday, June 23, 2015,, at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill with Pastor Chris Crane officiating.
...Casket bearers weree Allan Terry, Josh Casey, Brandon Casey, Matt McGlothlin, Michael Betts and Jessie Miller. Burial was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
...Contribution “In Memory of Samantha” may be made to Pleasant Hill Health and Rehabilitation Center and left at the funeral home.
...Arrangements were under the direction of the Wallace Funeral Home of Pleasant Hill.

Sammy “Sam”
Salvatore Bruno, Sr.
...Sammy “Sam” Salvatore Bruno, Sr., age 70, of Pleasant Hill, Mo., departed this life peacefully at 2:46 p.m. Saturday, June 6, 2015, at Research Hospital in Kansas City surrounded by his loving family.
...Sam was born March 26, 1945, in Deadwood, S. Dak. He was adopted by Charlie and Dorothy Bruno after the passing of his biological mother during childbirth.
...In 1964, Sam graduated from Faith High School in Faith, S. Dak. While in school, he met the love of his life, JaLynn Wilson; on October 24, 1964, they were united in marriage. To this union, four children were born: Charlie, Carrie, Sammy, Jr., and Lisa.
...Sam owned and operated Bruno’s Bonding Company until his retirement in 2001. Sam was an active member and leader of the Pleasant Hill Church of Christ and an enthusiastic student of the Bible. He was an avid golfer, bowler, horseman, and loved to sing and play guitar, but the most important aspect of his life was his family.
...Sam was preceded in death by his adopted parents, Charlie and Dorothy Bruno, and his biological parents, Delbert and Bernice Day; three brothers, Bud Day, Kenny Day and Lloyd Day; and two sisters, Doris Jeffries and Bernice Hughes.
...He is survived by his wife JaLynn of Pleasant Hill; four children, Charlie (and Allison) Bruno of Rolla, Mo.; Carrie (and Curt) Eaton of Lee’s Summit, Mo.; Sammy (and Jill) Bruno, Jr. of Pleasant Hill; and Lisa (and Jeremy) Sickel of Gladstone, Mo.; nine grandchildren, Megan (and Caleb) Plumlee, Emily (and Takota) Anderson, Katie Bruno, Jackson Eaton, Samara Bruno, Abby Eaton, Anna Mae Bruno, Maxwell Sickel, and Harper Sickel; two step-grandchildren, Rachel Schick and Garrett Schick; two sisters, Helen Packer of Rapid City, S. Dak., and Mary (and Dick) Deyoe of Belle Fourche, S. Dak.; several cousins, nieces and nephews; other relatives, and a host of many friends.
...Visitation was held on Friday, June 12, at the funeral home.
...Funeral services were held on Saturday, June 13, 2015, at the funeral home. Roger DeLoach of the Independence Church of Christ officiated. Interment was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Casket bearers were Charlie Bruno, Sammy Bruno, Jr., Curt Eaton, Jeremy Sickel, Jackson Eaton, Garrett Schick, Caleb Plumlee and Takota Anderson. All of his golf buddies and friends served as honorary bearers.
...Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Lung Association 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, 203 N. Armstrong, Pleasant Hill, Missouri 64080 (816) 540-5550.

Flora Mae Strauss
..Flora Mae Strauss of Pleasant Hill, Mo., was born July 16, 1939, in Little Rock, Ark., the daughter of Holmer and Edna Ruth (Green) Via. She departed this life on Friday, June 5, 2015, at her home in Pleasant Hill surrounded by love and family at the age of 75 years, 10 months and 20 days.
..Flora was employed as a molder for Mission Plastics in Grandview, Mo. She enjoyed collecting jewelry, taking art classes, drawing and reading. Flora had lived in Grandview and Raymore, Mo., before moving to Pleasant Hill.
..Besides her parents, Flora was preceded in death by her grandson, Christian Lee Strauss; two brothers, Marvin and Jackie; and a sister, Margaret Morris.
..Flora is survived by her daughter, Jeannie Holmes and husband, John, Pleasant Hill; six grandchildren, Chris, Crystal, John, Carolyn, Samantha and Jessica; thirteen great-grandchildren, Emily, Jacob, Lillian, Gabriel, Titus, Arron, Steven, Jeremy, Jordan, Jasmyn, Brandon, Dillon and Jessica; a sister, Jonna Lantz, Highland Ranch, Col.; other relatives and a host of friends.
..Funeral service was held Saturday, June 13, 2015, at Dickey Funeral Home in Harrisonville, Mo., followed by interment in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
..Arrangements were under the direction of the Dickey Funeral Home of Harrisonville.

Elsie Burchett
...Elsie Burchett, 96, off Pleasant Hill, Mo., passed away on June 15, 2015. Elsie was born in Brookfield, Mo., the daughter of Thomas and Belle (Davis) Logue. She married Kenneth Burchett on April 3, 1937, in Ft. Madison, Iowa. Kenneth passed away Nov. 5, 1997, after 60 years of marriage.
...Elsie and Kenneth raised 6 children: Larry (and Sarah) Burchett, Franklin, Tenn.; Joyce (and Joe) Keck, Warrensburg, Mo.; Carolyn (and Adrian) Phelps, Holden, Mo., Liz Rodgers, Springfield, Mo.; Kathy (and Mark) Eisel, Harrisonville, Mo.; and Tom (and Jan) Burchett, Liberty, Mo. Elsie had 17 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and 5 great-great-grandchildren.
...Preceding Elsie in death were husband Kenneth, son Larry, grandson Steve Burchett, her parents, and brothers, Encil and James Logue.
...Elsie was a faithful member of the Pleasant Hill Community of Christ Church. She was active in the Women’s Department of the church and helped serve hundreds of meals for the Lion’s Club and other organizations. She established the Well Baby Clinic at the church that enabled area children to receive their immunizations and she volunteered in the Clinic for over 30 years. She was also the Welcome Wagon representative for Pleasant Hill for many years.
...Elsie helped her husband run the Kansas City Star route in Pleasant Hill for 33 years. She would roll the papers and went door-to-door collecting from customers, long before invoices were mailed or bills were paid online.
...Visitation will be held Wednesday, June 17 from 6-8 p.m. at Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill. The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 18 at the funeral home.
...She will be sadly missed by her children, grandchildren and special friends, Dorothy Rosanbalm and Deanna Spears.
...In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Community of Christ, 1007 Timber St., Pleasant Hill, MO, 64080, or Blessed Trinity Hospice, 1626 E. Elm St., Harrisonville, MO, 64701.
...Arrangements were under the direction of the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, 203, N. Armstrong, Pleasant Hill, Mo.. 64080. (816) 540-5550.

Carolyn Sue Bolinger
...Carolyn Sue Bolinger, 54, of Pleasant Hill, Mo., passed away Monday, June 8, 2015.
...A memorial service was held on Saturday, June 13, 2015 at Blue Ridge Baptist Church in Independence, Mo.
...Arrangements were under the direction of the Royer Funeral Home of Grain Valley, Mo. 816-847-4441.

Betty Jo Barnhart
...Betty Jo Barnhart, 76, of Pleasant Hill, Mo., was born April 25, 1939, in Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of Lacester Devern and Dorothy (Fellingham) Patterson. She departed this life on Sunday, May 31, 2015, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City.
...Betty was a 1957 Kansas City East High School graduate.
...On May 3, 1957, she was united in marriage to Donald Lee “Barney” Barnhart in Kansas City.
...Betty had been employed as an office manager for several car dealerships in the Kansas City area including Rudy Fick Ford in Kansas City, and Adams Toyota in Belton. Following her retirement in 2002 she worked part time for Brant Farrar at Kwik Auto.
...She was an active member of the Pleasant Hill Big Creek Baptist church and was a former Sunday school and Bible Study teacher. Betty’s ministry included cross stitching American flags for active soldiers and veterans. She was an avid bowler, loved to fish, plant flowers and watch birds. Most importantly Betty enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
...Betty was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Denny Patterson; and one sister, Sara Lynn.
...She is survived by her husband Barney of Pleasant Hill; three children, J. Kent Barnhart (and Brian McGinness) of Kansas City; Shelia (and Michael) Davenport of Lee’s Summit, Mo.; and Kevin (and LaDonna) Barnhart of Garden City, Mo.; seven grandchildren, Nolan Barnhart of Blue Springs, Mo., Trinity Howe of Garden City, Lake (and Shannon) Barnhart of Sibley, Mo., Alex Davenport, Bailey Sharp, Jordan Davenport and Canton Sharp all of Lee’s Summit: one great-grandchild, Stryker Fox of Garden City; one brother, Don Patterson of Eureka, Kan.; other relatives and friends.
...Visitation was held on Friday, June 5, 2015, at the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill. Funeral services followed, with Pastor Preston Sanders officiaing. Interment was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
...Casket bearers were Kevin Barnhart, Lake Barnhart, Nolan Barnhart, Alex Davenport, Mike Davenport, and Canton Sharp. Honorary casket bearer was J. Kent Barnhart.
...Memorial contributions are suggested to the Barnhart Memorial 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, 203 N. Armstrong, Pleasant Hill, Mo., 64080. (816) 540-5550.

Lawrence A. Greene
...Lawrence Allen Greene was born Nov. 26, 1949, in Kansas City, Mo., and departed this life on Sunday, May 24, 2015 at Pleasant Hill Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was 65 years old.
...He was the son of Donald E. and Anna Marie (Hamilton) Greene.
...Lawrence spent most of his lifetime in Pleasant Hill. He was a 1967 graduate of Pleasant Hill High School. During his high school years he was both Junior and Senior Class President, a member of the National Honor Society and ranked in the top 10 percent of his graduating class.
...Lawrence also lettered all four years of high school in football, track and basketball. He then attended both Missouri University at Columbia, Missouri and Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg.
...Lawrence was an insurance agent for American Family Insurance for many years. In his spare time he enjoyed playing golf, shooting pool and watching Kansas City Royals Baseball, Kansas City Chiefs Football and NASCAR Racing.
...He was preceded in death by his father, Donald E. Greene on Jan. 17, 2014.
...Lawrence is survived by his mother, Anna Marie (Hamilton) Greene of Pleasant Hill; two daughters, Stephanie Batliner of Pleasant Hill, and Janell Marie Ridings and husband Chad of Redondo Beach, Calif.; one sister, Donna Marie Smith of Pleasant Hill; two granddaughters, Alyssa and Danielle Batliner both of Pleasant Hill; one nephew, Jeff Smith of Overland Park, Kan.; his best “fur buddy” Rambo; several cousins, other relatives and many, many friends.
...Cremation has been accorded.
...A Memorial Service In Memory of Lawrence Allen Greene was held on Thursday, May 28, 2015, at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill. Elder Butch Shewmaker officiated.
...Honorary Bearers were Jim Hull, Jay Ware, Joe Koons, John Murphy, Bill Pascall, Jeff Smith, Bill White, Mark Sharp, Sammy Shewmaker, Jim Stout, Tommy Lee, Steve Yoder, Larry Neilson and Lisa Wilson.
...The family suggests contributions to either Crossroads Hospice, 10810 E. 45th Street, Suite 300, Tulsa, OK 74146 or American Cancer Society, Kansas City Metro Office, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri 64105 and may be mailed directly to either organization.
...Arrangements were under the direction of the Wallace Funeral home.

Judith Lee Handley
...Judith Lee Handley, 78, of Springfield, formerly of Pleasant Hill, died May 23 2015 at her home.
...Judith was born on March 14, 1937 in Kansas City, the daughter of Charles Wilson Martin and Dorothy Virginia Shreve Martin.
...She was a graduate of Raytown High School. She was a retired sales associate for Wal-Mart Stores.
...She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother.
...Judith is survived by her husband, Laurel (Bud) Handley, of the home; two sons, Michael Saling, of Gladstone, and Jerry and Regina Saling, of Harrisonville; a daughter, Lorie and Brad Lankford, Pleasant Hill; one granddaughter, Joleen Bennezette, and six grandsons, Brandon, Bobby, Steven, Justin, Jerad and Daniel; seven step children and an additional 14 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
...Funeral services were June 1, 2015 at Cornerstone Church. Burial in the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society or Cornerstone Church in Judith's name.
Arrangements by Walnut Lawn Funeral Home Ltd. DeGraffenreid-Wood-Crematory, Springfield.

Mark L Perdue
.. Mark L Perdue, 54, of Columbia, Mo., passed away May 8, 2015, at University Hospital and Clinics in Columbia. Mark was born Oct. 13, 1960, in Kansas City, to Chester Perdue and Annie Margaret (Smith) Perdue, both of whom preceded him in death.
.. On May 14, 1999, he was united in marriage to Joyce Smith, who survives in their home.
.. Mark spent his life involved with cars. He worked for Carquest, the Mid-Missouri Auto Auction and owned his own auto repair business. He enjoyed mud marathons, trucks and going to rodeos. Most of all, Mark will be remembered as a loving husband and devoted grandfather.
.. Mark is survived by his wife Joyce of nearly 16 years; three children, David McGuire (finace, Angela Spartz), of Kansas City; Angela McGuire of the state of Texas; Willard Dean Smith (and wife Shannon) of Jefferson City; nine grandchildren, Zander, Bailey, Alex, Ethan, Alexander, Ashley, Kayla, Miranda, Jarrett; one sister: Shelly Jones (and husband Bobby) of Pleasant Hill; three nieces, Angie, Jessica and Braye.
.. Friends were received, May 15, 2015, at Millard Family Funeral Home. Memorial services were held May 16, 2015, at Strasburg Baptist Church.
.. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.millardfamilychapels.com. Arrangements by Millard Family Funeral Home, Columbia.

Deborah R.
Kammerdiener

...Deborah Rae Kammerdiener, 41, of Lee’s Summit, was born Sept. 11, 1973, in Kansas City, the daughter of Robert B. and Rae Deane (Bowling) Lancaster. She departed this life Saturday, May 9, 2015, at her home surrounded with love and family.
...Debbie was a 1991 Raytown High School graduate, then later graduating from the University of Central Missouri in 2001.
...On May 31, 2003, she was united in marriage to Brent Andrew “Andy” Kammerdiener in Harrisonville, Mo.
...Debbie was employed as an Independent Flight Instructor. She had also been employed by the QuikTrip Corporation for over 10 years. She was a member of the Summit Woods Baptist Church and the AOPA.
...Debbie was a dedicated and loving wife and mother. She was actively involved in all aspects of her children’s lives including volunteering at school and church. She was affectionately known as the CEO of the Kammerdiener household.
...Debbie was preceded in death by her father.
...She is survived by her husband, Brent “Andy”; two children, Luke Andrew and Leah Rae Kammerdiener, all of the home; her mother, Rae Deane Lancaster of Harrisonville; one brother, Adam (and wife Heather) Lancaster of Olathe, Kan.; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held on Thursday, May 14, at the St anley-Dickey Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill.
...Funeral services were on Friday, May 15, 2015, at the Summit Woods Baptist Church in Lee's Summit. The Reverend Keith Gibson officiated. Interment followed in the Lee’s Summit Cemetery.
...Memorial contributions may be made to Luke Kammerdiener or Leah Kammerdiener and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
...Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com
...Arrangements: Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong, Pleasant Hill, Missouri 64080 (816) 540-5550


Dicksie Marie Gray
.. Dicksie Marie Gray, 91, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life March 4, 2015, at her home surrounded with love and family.
.. She was born November 16, 1923, in Freeman, Missouri, the daughter of Grover Cleveland and Izetta Lovenia (Foster) Rinker.  
.. Dicksie was a 1941 Pleasant Hill High School graduate. On July 29, 1942, she was united in marriage to James William Gray in Belton.  He preceded her in death on November 27, 2003.
.. Dicksie had been employed as a bookkeeper for Benson Lumber and had worked at the Lake City Munitions plant.  Following the birth of their son Dean, she became a full time homemaker.  
.. She was very active in the Pleasant Hill Community. She was a member of the Big Creek Baptist Church and the VFW Post #3118 Auxiliary.  She had been the secretary and treasurer of the Union Baptist Cemetery and was actively involved in both the Class of 1941 Reunion Committee and the All School Reunion Committee.  She also spent many years as an active member of the Pleasant Hill Art League.
.. She enjoyed bird watching, gardening, both flowers and vegetables, and canning. Many family, friends and neighbors will remember working with her making apple butter over an open fire.  She loved puzzle books, playing Skip-Bo, visiting and spending time with her neighbors, and she was an avid reader.  Her family was most important to her, and she cherished all of them dearly.  She was a wonderful mom, grandma, sister and aunt.
..  Dicksie was also preceded in death by one brother, Glenn Rinker.
..  She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Dean and Betty Gray of Pleasant Hill; one granddaughter, Missy (and Jeff) McKee of Pleasant Hill; one grandson, Mike (and Dawn) Gray of Pleasant Hill; five great grandchildren, Emily McKee, Samantha
Gray, Ean McKee, Samuel Gray and Silas Gray; one step grandson, Donald Lycan of Pleasant Hill; two step great grandchildren, Blake and Brianna Lycan; other relatives and friends.
.. Funeral services were May 12, 2015, at the funeral home.  Pastor Preston Sanders of the Strasburg Baptist Church officiated.  Interment followed in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
.. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Pleasant Hill Education Foundation or Crossroads Hospice and may be sent in care of the funeral home. .. Arrangements by Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Pat Morgison

...Pat Morgison, 87, died May 8, 2015, at Edwards County Hospital Life Care Unit in Kinsley, Kans.  He was born on May 19, 1927, at Harding, Nebr., the son of Carl A. and ­­Lulu Carrie (Thompson) Morgison. 
...Pat was a graduate of Alton High School in Alton, Kans. He served in the US Navy during WWII and served on the USS Whitney.  On August 21, 1950, he married Olive C. Owston at Clayton, New Mexico. She preceded him in death on April 1, 2015.  He moved to Dodge City in 1950 and opened Dodge City Sand with his father and brothers.  In 1970, Pat along with his brother Harold, opened Watersports Campground and RV Park.       
...He was a member of Howard Gotschall Post #1714, V.F.W., Charles Earnest Scott Post #47, American Legion and the Kansas Association of RV Park and Campgrounds. 
...Pat is survived by a daughter, Patty Brandenburg and husband Eldon of Dodge City; two sons, Mike Morgison of Garden City and Bill Morgison and wife Gloria of Pleasant Hill; seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Jean Morgison, and many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Harold and Bill Morgison; and three sisters, Betty McDonald, Carlene Osborn and Theda Tague.
...Funeral service were held at the Dodge City Church of the Nazarene on May 13, 2015, with Mr. Jeff Hiers and Rev. Michael Burns  presiding. Burial followed at Maple Grove Cemetery in Dodge City with military rites by Howard Gotschall Post#1714, V.F.W. and KSARNG Military Honors. 
...In lieu of flowers, memorial can be made to the Howard Gotschall Post #1714, V.F.W. in care of the funeral home. Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online guest book at www.swaimfuneralhome.com
...Arrangements by Swaim Funeral Home, Dodge City, Kans.


Jacob Alan Kruse

...Jacob Alan Kruse, 16, departed this life, unexpectedly, on May 5, 2015 at Belton Regional Medical Center. He was born June 23, 1998 in Kansas City, the son of Walter Lynn Kruse and Janette Kay (Tate) Kruse.
...Jacob was a lifetime resident of Cass County, and was a member of the sophomore class of Raymore Peculiar High School. He had participated in many school activities, including football, wrestling, rugby and marching band.
...Jacob was a member of Cass County 4-H and a former member of Boy Scout Troops 621 and 245, Peculiar. He was also a member of Saved By Grace Fellowship of Raymore. Jacob enjoyed anything to do with “being outdoors,” especially fishing. He treasured his time and adventures with his family and friends, touching many more lives than he ever knew.
Jacob was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Richard Lynn and Cleatus Marie Kruse; maternal grandfather, Timothy Tate and one step-brother, Indy Raymo.
...He is survived by his father, Walter Lynn Kruse and wife, Rená of Peculiar; his mother, Janette Kay Kruse and Gradey Raymo of Trenton; maternal grandparents, Larry and Juanita Walker of Belton; three brothers, Steven Tate of Cameron; Michael Kruse of Warrensburg, and William Kruse of Peculiar; three stepbrothers, Riley Raymo and Laramy Raymo, both of Trenton, and Rusty Raymo of Wichita; four step-sisters, Cortney Gilkeson and Kirstin Dowell, both of Independence; Lana Raymo of Trenton, and Leah Batt of Wichita; aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and many friends.
...Funeral services were May 11, 2015, at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill. Pastor Coffman officiated. Cremation was accorded to follow the funeral service.
...Contributions are suggested to a GOFUNDME.com account http://de.gofund.me/tzd8ws established for Jacob Kruse to help with final expenses.
...Arrangements by Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.


Donald Clayton
Webber

...Donald Clayton Webber, 64, also known by “Donnie, Pops, Warden, Old Man Webber” by his close friends and relatives passed away Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at Belton Regional Medical Center.
...He was born in Harrisonville, Mo. on Nov. 30, 1950, to Ruth and Kenneth Webber. He graduated from Belton High School in 1970. He retired from Missouri Department of Transportation after working there for twentyeight years. He was a volunteer firefighter for the Belton Fire Department. He enjoyed being outside, fishing, spending time with family (especially his twin granddaughters), working with his hands, and visiting with friends in his free time.
...Donnie was preceded in death by his parents: Ruth and Kenneth Webber. Donnie is survived by his son and daughter-in-law: Joseph Webber and Sheila Beckwith; son and daughter in law: Christopher and Savannah Webber; two beautiful granddaughters: Remi and Esme Webber; as well as several nephews, nieces, and cousins.
...A visitation will be held Saturday, May 16, 2015, from 1-3 p.m. at McGilley and George Funeral Home located at 611 Chestnut in Belton. The family asks that contributions to Crossroads Hospice be made in lieu of flowers. Crossroads Hospice Charitable Foundation, 10810 E. 45th Street, Suite 300, Tulsa, OK 74146. https://crhcf.org/ Donate/


Deborah R.
Kammerdiener

...R. Kammerdiener, 41, of Lee's Summit, departed this life May 10, 2015, at her home. Funeral services are pending. A service times will be published online at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com when that information becomes available.
...A complete obituary will be published in next weeks edition of the Pleasant Hill Times. Arrangments: Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong, Pleasant Hill, Missouri 64080 (816) 540-5550.


Paul Wayne Hoglen
.. Paul W. Hoglen, 55, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life on April 25, 2015 at Kansas City Hospice House, surrounded by his loving family. He was born March 31, 1960 in Kansas City, the son of Donald Wayne and Eva Jewell (Butler) Hoglen.
.. Paul grew up in Kansas City and graduated from Oak Park High School in 1979.
.. On June 22, 1985, Paul was united in marriage with Betty Jean Johnson in Gladstone. They made their home in Lee’s Summit, before moving to Pleasant Hill in 2012.
.. Paul was maintenance director for Mission Hills Country Club. He was a kind, considerate and loving husband, son, father, brother, grandfather and uncle; he truly loved and was devoted to his family.
.. He also had the innate ability to make friends wherever he went. He would start conversations with complete strangers in gas stations, restaurants, stores, any place he happened to be, and by the time the conversation was over, he had made a new friend, and it didn’t end there, he actually kept in contact with many of them.
.. Paul’s strong faith in God strengthened him and gave him encouragement after his cancer diagnosis. He was a member of Echo Church in Pleasant Hill.
.. Paul is survived by his wife, Betty Hoglen of the home; his parents, Donald Wayne and Eva Jewell (Butler) Hoglen of Springfield; two sons, Chad W. Hoglen and wife Danielle of Pleasant Hill, and Austin Hoglen and fiancee, Sammie Winkler of Kansas City; one sister, Rhonda Kearby and husband Glenn of Coppell, Texas; one brother-in-law, Clyde Ralston of Lathrop; three grandsons, Connor, Caleb and Carter Hoglen; two nephews, Cole and Christian Kearby; other relatives and many friends.
.. Services for Paul W. Hoglen were held April 30, 2015, at Echo Church, Pleasant Hill. Pastor Robert McDaniel officiated. Interment in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
.. Casket bearers were Chad Hoglen, Austin Hoglen, Jeff Cole, Jeff Miller, John Hoglen and Dennis Johnson.
.. Arrangements by Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Chester Marvin “Bud” Jones, Jr.

...Chester Marvin “Bud” Jones, Jr., 67, departed this life on April 25, 2015, at Missouri Veterans Home, Warrensburg. He was born February 22, 1948, in Independence, the son of Chester M. and Doris May (Fogle) Jones, Sr.
...Bud spent his younger years in the Cleveland, Missouri area and graduated from Cass Midway High School in 1967. From December of 1967 to September of 1969, he proudly served his country in the United States Army and was a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans, Missouri Chapter #2, E. Schumann Heink of Kansas City. After his military service, Bud made his home in Houston, Missouri.
...On July 29, 2006, Bud was united in marriage with Lavena Ray Spillars in Butler, and they made their home in Tightwad, Missouri.
Before declining health forced his retirement, Bud was machinist for McDonald Douglas. He was also an avid sportsman who loved anything to do with nature and the great outdoors.
...Bud was preceded in death by his father, Chester M. Jones, Sr. on January 2, 1991, and an infant sister, Beverly Diane Jones in 1951.
...He is survived by his wife, Lavena R. Jones of Tightwad; his mother, Doris M. Jones of Cleveland; one daughter, Ami Dawn Jones and fiancee, John Vinson of Rogersville, Missouri; two brothers, Ronnie Dean Jones of Cleveland, and Roy Lee Jones of Grandview; other relatives and many friends.
...Services for Mr. Chester Marvin “Bud” Jones, Jr. were held on May 1, 2015 at the First Baptist Church of Cleveland. The family received friends before the funeral service. Rev. Joe Hall officiated.
...Casket bearers were Cody Fogle, Jake Fogle, Tyler Johnson, Cory Johnson, Steve Fogle and Ronnie Jones, Jr. Burial was in the Glenwild Cemetery with military honors, provided by the United States Army and V.F. W. Post #3118 of Pleasant Hill.
...The family suggests contributions, “In Memory of Chester M. “Bud” Jones, Jr.” to Disabled American Veterans, Missouri Chapter #2, E. Schumann Heink of Kansas City, 8787 Santa Fe Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64138.
...Arrangements by Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.


Sammy L. “Sam” Clark
.. Sammy L. “Sam” Clark, 68, departed this life on April 20, 2015, surrounded by his loving family, at Lee’s Summit Medical Center.
.. He was born February 18, 1947 in St. Joseph, Mo., the son of Luther Martin and Eva J. (Robbins) Clark.
.. The Clark family lived in St. Joseph and Fairbury, Nebraska before moving to Pleasant Hill in 1960.
.. Sam was a 1965 graduate of the Pleasant Hill High School.
.. On July 9, 1978, he was united in marriage with Rosemarie Martha (Splitter) Potter, and they continued to make their home in Pleasant Hill.
.. Sam was a plant manager for the Pleasant Hill Veneer Factory and had been a member of the Laborers Union, Local #663.
.. Sam was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and a trusted friend to many. When his health permitted, Sam was an avid golfer and played as much as possible.
.. He was preceded in death by his father, Luther Martin Clark, on December 13, 1986; his mother, Eva J. (Robbins) Clark on November 24, 1995, and his brother, Jerry “Gunner” Clark on June 25, 1998.
.. Sam is survived by his wife, Rosemarie M. (Splitter) Clark of the home; one son, Michael Potter and wife Teri of Pleasant Hill; five daughters, Bianca Betts and husband David; Kathy Pate and husband Lonnie; Kimberly Ross and husband Monty; Kristy Harvey and husband Eddie, and Jamie Ponder and husband Bruce, all of Pleasant Hill; one sister, Valerie Becker and husband Joe of Blue Springs; one niece, Erin Smith, also of Blue Springs; 17 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, other relatives and many friends.
.. Graveside services and interment was April 25, 2015 at the Lone Jack Cemetery. Rev. Kent Deubner officiated.
.. Casket bearers were David Michael Betts, Brandon Betts, Kolton Ross, Austin Pate, Kolin Rogers, Rooster Divine and Kenneth Radmacher.
.. Honorary casket bearers were Korbin Ross and Lukas Ponder.
.. Arrangements by Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill

Steven W. Wheeler

...Steven W. Wheeler, 54, departed life on April 17, 2015 with his family by his side in Kansas City. Steve resided in Pleasant Hill with his wife and sons.
...Steve was born on March 5, 1961, in Kansas City, KS to Wes Wheeler and Lea Tomberlin. His father was a broadcast engineer, his mother, a homemaker.
...Steve was an energetic and curious child who loved the outdoors. He graduated from Turner High School in 1979. He attended Johnson County Community College of Overland Park for awhile. After college, he moved to Lee's Summit. He met and married Sheri Graham of Pleasant Hill in January, 1991.
...In 1993, Steve and Sheri welcomed their son Zack into their family. In 2002, they welcomed their son Zane who completed their family.
...Steve was employed by Bratton Corporation in Kansas City, as a detailer in engineering for 14 years.
...His interests include family, friends, fishing, hunting, the Kansas City Chiefs, Kansas City Royals and the KU Jayhawks. He devoted much of his time and energy to football, whether it was watching or coaching his youngest son's team. He was a devoted husband and father.
...Steve is survived by his wife, Sheri Wheeler; sons, Zack and Zane; his father, Wes Wheeler and stepmother, Barbara; stepfather, Ray Tomberlin; brother, Ken Wheeler and wife Joan; sister, Sheri Porter and husband Richard; father in law, Albert Graham and his wife Jaylene; brother in law, Daren Graham and his wife Amanda; and five nieces and two nephews; and several extended family members. He was preceded in death by his mother, Lea Tomberlin; grandparents, Ward and Kathleen Wheeler, C.T. and Velma Worthington; and his mother in law, Pat Thompson.
...There will be a Celebration of Life Service on May 3, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. at the Pleasant Hill Memorial Building. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the following website: www.gofundme.com/shq6d6p. or donations can be made at the service to help with his family in this time of need.


Paul Wayne Hoglen

...Paul Wayne Hoglen of Pleasant Hill, 55, formerly of Lee’s Summit, departed this life on April 25, 2015 at Kansas City Hospice House.
He was born March 31, 1960 in Kansas City.
...All services for Paul W. Hoglen will be held on April 30, 2015 at the Echo Church, 1203 N. State Route 7, Pleasant Hill. The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until service time at 12:00 noon. The funeral service will begin at 12:00 noon with Pastor Robert McDaniel officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
...In memory of Paul W. Hoglen, the family suggests contributions to Echo Church, Pleasant Hill.
...A complete obituary will appear in the next edition of the Pleasant Hill Times. Arrangements by Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill


Teresa Marie
“Teri” (Greufe) Miller

...Teresa Marie “Teri” (Greufe) Miller, 64, departed this life on April 7, 2015 at Hidden Lake Care Center in Kansas City. She was born February 14, 1951, in Jackson County, the daughter of Boniface John and June LaNelle (Huntsman) Greufe.
...Teresa was a lifetime Missouri resident, spending her younger years in the Strasburg and Pleasant Hill area and graduating from Pleasant Hill High School in 1969.
...Teresa had worked as a home health aide, providing health care for her many clients in their own homes. She was a member of the Kingsville Restoration Branch of Latter Day Saints.
...Teresa was preceded in death by her parents, Boniface and June Greufe.
...She is survived by three sons, Eric Kennedy and wife Tammy of Kingsville; Adam Kennedy of Blue Springs, and Jamie Haag of Pleasant Hill; seven grandchildren, two great grandchildren, other relatives and many friends.
...As per Teresa’s wishes, cremation has been accorded and no services are scheduled. Arrangements by Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.


Norma Jean Talbert

...Norma Jean Talbert, 74, of Harrisonville, departed this life April 22, 2015, at her daughter’s home in Harrisonville, surrounded with love and family.
...She was born, July 19, 1940, in Holden.
...She was a 1958 graduate of the Pleasant Hill High School.
...Jean was employed as a clerk for the WIC program in the Cass County Health Department, retiring in 2013.  She led a simple life after retirement enjoying crossword puzzles, card games and game shows.  She most loved spending time with her grandchildren.
...Jean was preceded in death by her mother, Edna, Madeline Yadon; father, Austin Yadon; and one infant brother, James Blair.
...She is survived by her son, Daniel (and Mai) Talbert of Harrisonville; and daughter, Tami (and Michael) Caldwell of Harrisonville; four grandchildren, Collin Caldwell, Kaley Caldwell, Cannon Caldwell and Tyson Talbert, all of Harrisonville; two brothers, her twin brother, Dean (and Vicki) Bradshaw of Pleasant Hill, and Steve (and Robin) Blair of Lee’s Summit; other relatives and a host of friends.
...Visittation was held from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at the funeral home.
...Funeral services were held 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, at the funeral home. 
...Chaplin Kyle Ward officiated.  Cremation will be accorded following the service. Inurnment will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery at a later date.
...Memorial contributions are suggested to Crossroads Hospice and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
...Arrangements were under the directioon of tthe Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.


Brenda Kay (Mullis) Laning
.. Brenda Kay (Mullis) Laning, 76, departed this life on April 16, 2015, surrounded by her loving family, at Kansas City Hospice House, Kansas City. She was born October 4, 1938 in Hume, Mo., the daughter of Charles “Chot” and Emma (Thompson) Mullis.
.. Brenda spent her younger years in Hume and graduated from Hume High School in 1956. On August 12, 1956, she was united in marriage with Harlan E. Laning. They lived several places throughout Missouri during Mr. Laning’s military career. In 1974, the Laning family moved to Pleasant Hill.
.. Brenda was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother; her entire life revolved around her family. In addition to raising her family, Brenda worked as a cashier for Wal-Mart in Harrisonville for many years.
.. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harlan E. Laning on August 7, 1997; her parents, Charles “Chot” and Emma Mullis, in 1975; one brother, Charles Mullis and one sister, Freda Alexander.
.. Brenda is survived by two sons, Clifford Jay Laning and wife Nancy and Craig Daryn Laning, all of Pleasant Hill; one daughter, Cindy Ann (Laning) Parris and husband Mike, also of Pleasant Hill; one brother, Gerald Keith Mullis and wife Joyce, of Memphis, Tenn.; seven grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, other relatives and many friends.
.. A graveside service and interment was held April 21, 2015, at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, with Rev. Tony Reynolds officiating. The family suggests contributions to Kansas City Hospice House, 12000 Wornall Road, Kansas City, Missouri, 64145 or may be left at the funeral home.
.. Arrangements by Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill

Emily Gray

...Emily Gray, 38, formerly of Pleasant Hill, departed this life April 4, 2015. Cremation has been accorded. .. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, April 25, at Lee's Summit Pointe Health Care, 1501 SW 3rd St., Lee's Summit.
.. Memorial contributions may be directed to the family and sent in care of the funeral home.
.. Arrangements by Stanley Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill, Pleasant Hill.


Gene Linthicum

...Lean Gene Linthicum, 66, of Mound City, Kansas, formerly of Pleasant Hill, departed this life, April 12, 2015 at the Olathe Medical Center, surrounded with love and family.
.. He was born September 29, 1948, in Harrisonville, the son of Alvin S. and Helen M. (Outon) Linthicum.
.. Gene was a 1968 Pleasant Hill High School graduate. He was a United States Navy Veteran proudly serving aboard the USS Henry B. Wilson during the Vietnam War.
.. On August 25, he was united in marriage to the love of his life, Donna Jean Roberts, in East Lynne.  She preceded him in death on March 30, 2010.
.. Gene was employed in the Water Department for the City of Pleasant Hill for 27 years.  Following his retirement from the city, he worked for the Lake City Ammunition Plant. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his grandchildren.
.. Gene was also preceded in death by his parents and one son, Jayson Linthicum; one sister, Alice Pennington; one half brother, Arvid Linthicum; and one half sister, Tessa Linthicum.
.. He is survived by one son Douglass (and Amanda) Linthicum of Mound City; five grandchildren, Rebeka, Trevor, Alyssa, Shawn and Brandon; two brothers, Jim Linthicum of Belton, and Dean (and Lynn) Linthicum of Pleasant Hill; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.
.. Funeral services were April 17, 2015, at the funeral home.  Rev. D. Kent Deubner officiated.  Graveside military services and interment followed in the Swan Lake Memory Park Cemetery, Grain Valley, with full military honors by the U.S Navy and the V.F.W. Post #3118 Honor Guard.
.. Memorial contributions are suggested to the V.F.W. Post #3118, Pleasant Hill 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.


Emily Hope Gray
.. Emily Hope Gray, 38, of Lee’s Summit, formerly of Pleasant Hill, departed this life April 4, 2015, at the Lee’s Summit Medical Center.
.. She was born, September 13, 1976, in Kansas City, the daughter of Michael Duane and Jessie Hope (Hudson) Gray.
.. Emily was a 1996 graduate of the Pleasant Hill High School. 
.. She had been employed as a bookkeeper and sales clerk for the family business, Gray’s Hardware in Pleasant Hill. 
.. She loved to read, work crossword puzzles and play games on her laptop. She was especially fond of music; Elvis and Taylor Swift were her favorites. 
.. She was a member of the Pleasant Hill First Baptist church. 
.. Emily was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, William and Thelma Gray; maternal grandparents, Robert and Leona Hudson; and her father, Michael D. Gray, just three months earlier.
.. She is survived by her mother, Jessie Gray of Lee’s Summit; one brother, Stephen Gray of Grain Valley; four nieces and nephews, Landry Gray, Emerson Gray, Alyson Williams and Brady Gray; her special aunt and uncle, Bill and Geraldine Hill, of Lee’s Summit; other relatives and friends.
.. Cremation has been accorded. 
.. A memorial service will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 25, 2015, at the Lee’s Summit Pointe Health & Rehabilitation, 1501 SW Third Street, Lee’s Summit.
.. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the family and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
.. 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.

Loretta Dominga (Paulino) McClaskey
.. Loretta Dominga (Paulino) McClaskey, 77, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life on April 4, 2015 at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, surrounded by her loving family. She was born June 26, 1937, in Maui, Hawaii, the daughter of Lucas M. and Rufina (Buldas) Paulino.
.. Loretta spent her younger years and attended school in Hawaii, which is where she was introduced to Jack Lester McClaskey, a young man who was proudly serving his country in the United States Navy.
In October of 1968, Loretta and Jack were united in marriage, and they made their home in Kansas City. They later lived in Strasburg and Holden before moving to Pleasant Hill 15 years ago. Mr. McClaskey preceded Loretta in death on February 15, 2005. Loretta devoted her life to her family. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She developed a special bond with all of her grandchildren that transcended the difference in age. Loretta was a member of St. Bridget Catholic Church in Pleasant Hill.
.. In addition to her husband Jack, she was preceded in death by her parents, Lucas and Rufina Paulino; two brothers, Anthony and Larry Paulino and one sister, Nying Gonzales.
.. Loretta is survived by two sons, Chester Agcopra and wife Sheila of Kansas City, Kans., and Alvin Agcopra and wife Sharyn of Pleasant Hill; one niece, who was raised as a daughter, Linda Gonzales of Honolulu, Hawaii; one brother, Tony Gonzales; one sister, Beatrice Estabillo of Honolulu, Hawaii; five grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, other relatives and many friends.
.. Rosary Recitation for Loretta McClaskey will be held at 5:00 p.m., Thursday, April 9, 2015, with visitation immediately following, from 5:30 until 8:00 p.m. at the Wallace Funeral Home.
.. A Prayer Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, April 10, 2015, at the Wallace Funeral Home, with Monsignor Robert Murphy officiating.
.. Casket bearers will be Christopher Agcopra, Dustin Agcopra, Aaron Agcopra, Joe McClaskey, Alex Agcopra and J-Aliko Graubner. Burial will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, April 10 at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery at Higginsville, Missouri.
.. Arrangemens by Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Olive C. Morgison

...Olive C. Morgison, 89, died April 1, 2015, at Trinity Manor Nursing Home, Dodge City.
.. She was born on August 17, 1925 in Pratt County, Kans., the daughter of Roy and Marie Owston. 
.. Olive moved to Dodge City in 1950 and worked for Dillons bakery for a period of time. She later baked cakes out of her home for all occasions.
.. On August 21, 1950, she married Pat Morgison in Clayton, New Mexico. Olive enjoyed bowling, quilting,
playing bridge and poker. 
.. She attended Wilroads Gardens Christian Church and belonged to Miss Kitty's Quilters, two bowling teams Soroptimist, Depot Theater Guild, V.F.W. Women's Auxiliary, part of a group called Wacky Walkers and a proud member of the Turtle Club. 
.. Olive is survived by her husband, Pat Morgison, Dodge City; a daughter, Patty Brandenburg and husband Eldon, Dodge City; two sons, Mike Morgison, Garden City, and Bill Morgison and wife Gloria, Pleasant Hill; seven grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; a sister, Corinne Harrel, Wichita; a sister-in-law, Jeanie Morgison, Oklahoma City, Okla., and a host of nieces and nephews.
.. She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Rowena Wines and a brother, Roy Owston. 
.. Funeral service were held at Dodge City Church of the Nazarene on April 4, 2015, with Mr. Jeff Hiers and Rev. Michael Burns presiding. Burial at Maple Grove Cemetery in Dodge City. 
.. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Howard Gotschall Post #1714 V.F.W. or the V.F.W. Women's Auxiliary,  both in care of the funeral home. 
...Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online guest book at www.swaimfuneralhome.com.
...
Arrangements by Swaim Funeral Home, Dodge City, Kans.


Nadine (Kuhn) Emmons
.. Nadine (Kuhn) Emmons, 91, of Holden, departed this life on March 15, 2015 at Holden Manor Care Center. She was born March 1, 1924 in Pawnee, Okla., the daughter of Frank Earl and Gussie (Creed) Kuhn.
.. Nadine spent her younger years in Pleasant Hill and graduated from Pleasant Hill High School in 1943, where she was a proud member of the first women’s basketball team to win the state championship.
.. On January 18, 1944, she was united in marriage with Gene Emmons in Reno, Nevada. After their marriage they returned to Pleasant Hill to make their home. In 1968, the Emmons family moved to Grandview, where Nadine was a bookkeeper for Grandview Bank and Trust. After her retirement in 1989, Nadine and Gene moved to Hermitage, where they lived until 2002 when they moved to Harrisonville.
.. Nadine had been a member of the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church until moving to Grandview, where she was an active member of the First Christian Church and a Sunday school teacher.
.. In addition to her parents, F.E. and Gussie Kuhn, Nadine was preceded in death by her husband, Gene Emmons on September 26, 2006, and one son, Danny K. Emmons on January 2, 2014.
.. Nadine is survived by one son, David Emmons and wife Glenda of Camdenton; one daughter, Tracy Pickering and husband Jerry of Urich; one granddaughter, Trisha Landers and husband Cliff of Kingsville; one great granddaughter, Madison Paige Landers; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
.. Cremation has been accorded and a Memorial Visitation will be held on April 2, 2015, at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
.. In memory of Nadine, contributions may be made to Crossroads Hospice, 10810 E. 45th Street, Suite 300, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74146, or may be left at the funeral home.
.. Arrangemens by Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Dolores L. Crotty
...Dolores L. Crotty, 77, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life March 23, 2015, at her home, surrounded with love and family. She was born February 28, 1938, in Kansas City, the daughter of Frank J. and Dorothy J. (Hilt) Hanna.  Dolores was a 1956, South East High School graduate.
...On June 9, 1957, she was united in marriage to Phillip E. Crotty in Kansas City.
...Dolores was a homemaker.  She also owned and operated the Crotty Tax service for over 30 years.  She and Phil were instrumental in starting the Downtown Association and the annual Christmas Parade. 
...She was a member of the Methodist Church.  Her hobbies included crocheting, working puzzles and sewing.  Every Christmas, she would make hundreds of Christmas socks for her grandchildren to pass out to friends.  She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. 
...She will be remembered for her huge Christmas dinners; although she was not feeling well, she held her annual feast this past Christmas.   She was a strong woman.
...Dolores was preceded in death by her parents; one grandson, Phillip Lee Slayden; and one sister, Peggy A. Johnson.
...She is survived by her husband, Phillip of the home; four children, Walter E. (and Lena) Crotty, Dawn (and Jake) Graham, Peggy (and Kelly) Hart and Jimmy (and Kathy) Crotty, all of Pleasant Hill; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-great grandchildren; three sisters, Frances (and Kay) Meigs of Shawnee, Kansas; Carolyn (and Jerry) Wilson, of Deland, Florida, and Patty Shearer of Raytown; other relatives and friends.
...Graveside funeral services were held March 26, 2015, at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.  Rev. D. Kent Deubner of the Pleasant Hill First Christian Church officiated. Casket bearers were Walter Crotty, Jim Crotty, Derek Crotty, Bo Hart, Kyle Crotty and Tyler Crotty. Honorary casket bearer was Pete Slayden. 
...Memorial contributions are suggested to 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 by Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Constance “Coni” Marie Ballard

...Constance “Coni” Marie Ballard, 65, of Pleasant Hill, Missouri, departed this life March 10, 2015, at her home.    
...Cremation has been accorded. The family will host a memorial gathering 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Sunday, April 5, 2015, at her home.  
...Memorial contributions are suggested to Wayside Waifs and may be sent in care of the funeral home. 
...Arrangements by Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.


Mary Evelyn (Hall) Cotton
.. Mary Evelyn (Hall) Cotton, 71, of Pleasant Hill, went to be with her Lord and Savior on March 19, 2015, surrounded by her family when she peacefully departed this life.
.. Mary was born March 14, 1944, to Arthur and Virginia (Twilling) Hall. As she always said, “I was my father’s son and my mother’s daughter.” Mary was dearly loved by her parents. On October 13, 1962, Mary was united in marriage to James (Bill) Cotton. They were married 52 and one half years.
.. Mary grew up in Warrensburg, and enjoyed living in the country on a farm. She was very active in 4-H, winning blue ribbons for entries in sewing, homemaking and sheep She helped her father build their home, and worked alongside her mother in the home. As she was an only child, her family worked as a team, helping each other wherever needed.
.. She graduated from Warrensburg High School in 1962. She had always wanted to be a nurse, but plans changed when she met and married Bill, the love of her life. Even though Mary never went to college, many of her employers thought she had because she had so much wisdom, and common sense. She was a hard worker and was loyal to all of her employers. Her favorite employer was Crittenton Center, which allowed her to combine her love of the medical field with her wisdom and enjoy a long employment with them. She was the first unit secretary for the Hospital Unit at Crittenton and moved to the Human Resources department. She also enjoyed a long employment with Burlington (later King Louie) Garment Factory, where she sewed, which was her favorite hobby. Mary made many of her family’s clothes, including many formals and a wedding gown for her special niece, Brenda.
.. Mary was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. Her family was her world. If their children were involved in any school or church activities, Mary and Bill were there, supporting not only their kids, but all the other kids.
.. She was scorekeeper for her children’s baseball and softball teams. She made costumes for church plays, and made the puppets used in her church’s puppet ministry. She was always willing to volunteer and help wherever needed. Mary and Bill enjoyed many years of teaching the three year old Sunday School class at the First Baptist Church. They were also well known as the Sunday School teachers at the Pleasant Hill Health and Rehabilitation Center for 19 years. Among their many ways of ministering to people, Mary and Bill made banana bread to share with many people they came in contact with. Even when Mary’s health no longer allowed her to make the bread, Bill continued their ministry and up to the day Mary died, Bill was sharing banana bread.
.. Mary was a Christian who truly walked in faith. If you asked her family and friends, they would tell you that she was an angel on earth and the closest thing to a saint that could be found on earth. She battled and successfully won the battle of breast cancer, three times. When she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, she stood firm in her faith, and knew God would carry her through the battle. She was a true example to her family, friends and anyone who had the privilege of knowing her, that her faith in God could move mountains, even when the battle with Alzheimer’s became difficult. Mary is survived by her husband, Bill, of the home; six children, Bill and Anne Cotton, Columbia; Tim and Cindy Cotton, Kansas City; and Tammy and Kirk Kelley, Pleasant Hill; seven grandchildren, Laura and Tony Mancinelli, Omaha, NE; Jeff and Kristen Cotton, Columbia; Daniel King, Grain Valley; Hunter Kelley, Pleasant Hill, and Noah Cotton, Kansas City; one greatgranddaughter; Mary Jane Cotton, Columbia. Mary Jane is named after her greatgrandmother. Mary also leaves behind a very special niece, Brenda (LeeRoy) Bryant, Mound City, KS, and their son, daughter-in-law, and granddaughter, Dustin, Sara and Mikenlee; and a very special nephew, Mike (Deanna) Minick, North Carolina; and their children, Jason, Ryan and Julia and their families. Mary also leaves behind many family members and dear friends. Mary will be dearly missed by her family and friends. They will miss her million dollar smile that lit up a room and her warm hugs.
.. Funeral services for Mary Evelyn Cotton were March 24, 2015 at Wallace Funeral Home; burial in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
.. Mike Minick, Mary’s nephew, officiated; music was by Laura Mancinelli, Mary’s granddaughter, and Glenda Rahe, Mary’s good friend. Casket bearers were Bill Cotton, Jeff Cotton, Tony Mancinelli, Tim Cotton, Daniel King, Noah Cotton, Kirk Kelley, Hunter Kelley and Dustin Bryant.
.. Honorary casket bearers were Justin Kirn, Bufford Cotton, Donald Cotton, Jim Brown, Ray Alexander, LeeRoy Bryant, Henry Saubers, Jim Long, David Hagebusch and Eddie Rahe.
.. Memorial contributions may be made to Crossroads Hospice, and may be left at the funeral home.
.. Arrangemens by Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Imogene Louise Turner
...Imogene Louise Turner, 65, of Lee’s Summit, departed this life March 21, 2015, at the Kansas City Hospice House, surrounded with love and family.
...She was born July 3, 1949, in the last house on Brick House Road in Knobtown, Missouri, the daughter of Eugene and Lillian Louise Maines Nicholson. Imogene was a 1967 Lee’s Summit High School graduate.
...On June 3, 1967, she was united in marriage to Jack Dean Turner at the High Point Baptist Church, Raytown.
...Imogene was a homemaker and a dedicated babysitter to all her grandchildren.  She loved to camp, fish and spend time at the casinos, but most important was spending time and spoiling her grandchildren.  She was a former member of the Lee’s Summit Bible church.
...Imogene was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Fern Shipley; her sisterin-law, Grace Nicholson and one grandson, Jake Turner.
...She is survived by her husband Jack of the home; two sons, Troy D. (and Stephanie) Turner and Chad E. (and Lisa) Turner, all of Lee’s Summit; five grandchildren, Ty Turner, Trey Turner, Chazli Turner, Jaclyn Turner and Tate Turner, all of Lee’s Summit; two brothers, Gary (and Connie) Nicholson of Lee’s Summit, and Darrell Nicholson of Norwood, Mo.; one brother-in-law, Jay Shipley of Lee’s Summit, other relatives and friends.
...Visitation will be held 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 26, 2015, at the funeral home.
...Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m., March 26, 2015, at the funeral home. Rev. Roger Pickard of the Lee’s Summit Bible church will officiate.  A short graveside service will be in the Adams Cemetery, Lone Jack. 
...Memorial contributions are suggested to the Kansas City Hospice House 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 StanleyDickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Mary Beth Huitt

...MaryBeth Huitt, 61, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life March 15, 2015, at the Villa St. Francis Assisted Living Center, Olathe, Kansas.
...She was born, December 8, 1953, in Kansas City, the daughter of Vincent and Michalena “Mickey” (Barbieri) Como. MaryBeth was a 1972 St. Theresa’s Catholic School graduate. 
...On September 5, 1981, she was united in marriage to Lance David Huitt in Eagleville, Missouri.
...She had been employed as a school nurse for the Pleasant Hill R-3 School District for 17 years before ill health led to her early retirement.  Prior to the school, she had been employed as an ob-gyn nurse for Mid-America Women’s Health Care in Kansas City. She enjoyed cross stitch and loved swimming.   She was Italian and was famous for her spaghetti and meatballs.
...MaryBeth was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband Lance of the home; two sons, Austin (and Sarah) Huitt and Logan (and Becky) Huitt, all of Pleasant Hill; four grandchildren, Gaige Huitt, Paislee Huitt, Caroline Huitt and Berklee Huitt, all of Pleasant Hill; three brothers, Leonard (and Pat) Como of Kansas City; Vincent (and Annette) Como of Raymore, and Vito (and Barbara) Como of Lee’s Summit; one sister Ursula (and Dave) Riker of Oak Grove; other relatives and many friends.
...Funeral services were held March 19, at the funeral home.  Rev. D. Kent Deubner officiated. Interment in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.  Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Alzheimer’s Association 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 StanleyDickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.


Christy J. Weimar

...Christy J. Weimar, 59, of Pleasant Hill, departed this
life, March 8, 2015. Cremation has been accorded.  ...A memorial gathering will be held March 29, 2015, at the Jamison home, 16924 S. Graham Road, Pleasant Hill.
...Memorial contributions may be directed to the family. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com. ...Arrangements by Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.


Kerry Eklund
.. Kerry Kathleen Eklund, 95, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life March 6, 2015, at the Crown Care Center Harrisonville.
.. She was born November 10, 1919, in Van Buren, Mo., the daughter of Thomas Glenn and Nellie Elmore (Phillips) Burns.  Kerry was first united in marriage to Dr. J. Robert Walters, Sr. DVM, and to this union one son J. Robert Walters, Jr. was born. They later divorced. On May 15, 1966, she was united in marriage to Dr. A.W. Eklund in Pleasant Hill.  He preceded her in death on July 26, 1982. Early in her working career Kerry was a dietician and an instructor at a local nursing college.  Later, after marriage, she devoted her life as a homemaker.
.. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Billie Holle.
.. Kerry is survived by one son, Jay Robert Walters, Jr. of Pleasant Hill; one step-son,
.. A.W. (and Sally) Eklund, Jr. of Bossier City, La.; two grandchildren; other relatives and many friends.
.. Cremation has been accorded.  A memorial service was held March 14, 2015, at the funeral home.  Rev. D. Kent Deubner officiated. Memorial contributions are suggested to the First Christian Church or the City Union Mission 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.

John Matthew “Matt” Roby
...John Matthew “Matt” Roby, 37, departed this life on March 7, 2015 at his home in Blue Springs. He was born April 15, 1977 in Harrisonville, the son of Johnnie Ervin Roby and Karen (Murry) Roby Richardson. Matt spent most of his life and attended school in Pleasant Hill. He was a free spirited young man who loved to make people laugh. He was “a big ole goofball,” who wasn’t afraid to try much of anything, especially on a dare, even though it sometimes resulted in disastrous failures and bodily harm. Matt liked playing both street and ice hockey and was a big St. Louis Blues fan. He also liked NASCAR and most certainly was one of the biggest Missouri Tiger fans. Matt was the kind of man that if he loved you, it was with his entire heart. He was an amazing father to his son and a wonderful and caring son, brother, nephew, uncle and friend.
...At the time of his death, Matt was employed by Infinity Building Services. 
...He was preceded in death by his step-father, Douglas Richardson on May 23, 2011. Matt is survived by one son, Shiloh Roby of the home; his father and mom, John and Cathie Roby of Lee’s Summit; his mother, Karen Murry Richardson of Pleasant Hill; one brother, Denton “Keith” Roby and wife Michelle of Lee’s Summit; three sisters, Reva Oakman of Mt. Vernon, Mo., Tabitha Horton and husband Keith of Independence, and Lydia Richardson of Higginsville; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. ......Funeral services for John Matthew “Matt” Roby were March 13, 2015, at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill, with Rev. Phil Kassel officiating. Casket bearers were Mike Dains, Eric Kennedy, John Helmer, Mike Smith, Shawn Morris, Jr. and Jeff Ferwalt. Honorary bearers were Keith Roby and C. J. Oakman.
Burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
...Contributions in memory of John Matthew “Matt” Roby may be made to John Roby and will be used for the benefit of Matt’s son Shiloh. Contributions may be left at the funeral home.
...Family members and friends were encouraged to bring small mementos that were collected and placed with Matt after the funeral service.
...Arrangements by Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Pauline R. Hink

...Pauline R. Hink, 84, Raytown, passed away February 13, 2015, at her home. Pauline was born February 20, 1930. She grew up in rural Pleasant Hill and moved to and graduated from Lone Jack High School.
...After graduating from Chillicothe Business College, Pauline married Louis T. Hink, who passed away in 2014.
...She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Cindy and Paul Bowman, Leawood, KS., Karen and Joe
Kupersmith, Warrensburg; and grandsons, Kyle and Tyler Kupersmith.
...Funeral services were Feb. 18, 2015 at Heartland Cremation & Burial Society, Raytown. Burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.


Sue Grahl

...Dolores Sue Grahl, 85, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life March 7, 2015, at the St. Luke’s Hospital, Kansas City. She was born February 13, 1930, in Fortesque, MO, the daughter of Ralph E. and Susan Elizabeth (Ripley) Summers. Sue was a 1948, Skidmore, MO, High School graduate.
..On March 26, 1949, she was united in marriage to Carl Bernhardt Grahl in Pierre, South Dakota. He preceded her in death on December 26, 2008.
..Sue was employed in purchasing for the Methodist Hospital in St. Joseph, and later for St. Luke’s in Kansas City. She was a member of the Skidmore Order of the Eastern Star and was past secretary of the Avion Travel Club. She enjoyed cross stitch, oil and tole painting and crossword puzzles. Although she didn’t play the game, she enjoyed watching the golf channel. She was a wonderful mother.
..Sue was also preceded in death by her brother, Ralph A. Summer.
..She is survived by three sons, David Grahl of Columbus, OH; Keith Grahl (and Harry Anderson) of Kansas City, and Kirt (and Lori) Grahl of Kansas City; three grandchildren, Kelley (and Scott) Meirose of St. Joseph; Ashley (and Cody) Crank of North, Kansas City, and Nathan (and fianceé Thea) of North Kansas City; three great grandchildren, Cole, Caleb and Carter; other relatives and friends.
..Funeral services were March 11, 2015, at the funeral home. Rev. D. Kent Deubner officiated. Interment was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Casket bearers were David Grahl, Keith Grahl, Kirt Grahl, Cody Crank, Nathan Grahl and Scott Meirose.
..Online condolences may sent to the family at
www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com.
..Arrangements by Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.


Constance Ballard

...Constance “Coni” Marie Ballard, 65, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life March 10, 2015, at home surrounded with love and family.
...She was born December 15, 1949, in Ravenna, Ohio, the daughter of Frederick Richard and Rita Mae (Norton) Glose.  Coni was a 1968 McCluer Senior High School, Florissant, Mo., graduate and a 1981, St. Leo College, St. Leo, Florida graduate. She was a United States Vietnam Era Air Force veteran. 
...Coni was employed as a computer security programming technician for the United States Navy. She was a gifted programmer, who was delayed retirement, due to her irreplaceable knowledge and experience.  Locally she was active with the Food Pantry and had worked for Cookie Jars and More. 
...She was a wonderful mother, and was active in the 4-H and Girl Scouts; and she coached baseball and soccer. She loved gardening, cooking and cave exploring.  She was especially fond of cats; no stray cat was ever turned away.  She lived life to the fullest.
Coni was preceded in death by her father. She is survived by her companion and best friend, Edward C. Ryan, of the home; one son, Barry W. Ballard of New Port News, Virginia; one daughter and son-in-law, Carissa and Michael Stein of Swanton, Vermont; three grandchildren, Brandon Ballard, Amber Ballard, Bella Ballard; her mother, Rita Cobb of St. Louis; one brother, Frederick (and Edith) Glose of Oklahoma City; three sisters, Kathleen McMiller of Pleasant Hill; Kristina Heupel of Middleton, Mo., and Corrine Grasso of Florida; other relatives and friends.
...Cremation has been accorded.  The family will host a memorial gathering at a later date. Memorial contributions are suggested to Wayside Waifs 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  StanleyDickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.


Christy J. Weimar

...Christy June Weimar, 59, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life, March 8, 2015, at the Lee’s Summit Medical Center. She was born, April 29, 1955, in Seattle, Washington, the daughter of Robert Layton and Wanda (Spencer) White.  On July 2, 1974, Christy was united in marriage to Daniel Francis Weimar in Kansas City.
...She had been employed as the sea food manager and produce manager for Ball’s Price Chopper.  She loved to crochet, make jewelry, sew, read and do crossword puzzles.
...She was preceded in death by two sisters, Bobbie Scribner and Connie White.
...She is survived by her husband, Dan of the home; one son, William J. Weimar of Hannibal; one daughter, Tina M. Emond, of Harrisonville; two sisters, Lana Inman of Kansas City and Sandra Linton, of Oakhurst, Calif.; other relatives and friends.
...Cremation has been accorded.  The family will host a memorial gathering at a later date.
...Memorial contributions may be directed to the family.Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com.
...Arrangements by  Stanley Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.


Mary Beth Huitt

...Beth Huitt, 61, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life March 15, 2015, at the Villa St. Francis Assisted Living Center, Olathe.
...Funeral services are pending. Service times and a complete obituary will be published on line at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com. as that information becomes available.  A complete obituary will be published in next week’s edition of the Pleasant Hill Times.
...Arrangements are under the direction of the Stanley Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.


William Joseph “Bill” Curtin
.. William Joseph “Bill” Curtin, Jr., 75, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life March 2, 2015, at the Research Medical Center, Kansas City, surrounded with love and family.
.. He was born September 1, 1939, in Independence, the son of William J. and Alice O. (Johnson) Curtin, Sr. Bill was a 1957 Kingsville High School Graduate. 
.. May 24, 1959, he was united in marriage to Rebecca Louise Smith in Pleasant Hill.
.. He was employed as an assembly line worker for AllisChalmers in Independence for over 30 years, retiring in 1998.  He enjoyed fishing, hunting, woodworking and gardening.  He was especially fond of all high school sports. He and Becky have been very active with the Pleasant Hill High School Athletic department for many years.  He was a Christian and member of the Big Creek Baptist Church. 
.. His parents and two grandchildren, Chad Murphy and Sandra JoAnn Keast, preceded him in death. 
.. He is survived by his wife Becky of Pleasant Hill; one son William A. “Butch” Curtin of Independence; four daughters, Cynthia L.  (and Greg) Richardson and Ginger Curtin, both of Pleasant Hill; Pamela J. (and David) Bannister of Franklin, Tenn., and Sherry Jean Curtin-Keast of Las Vegas, Nev.: one foreign exchange son, Johannes Erikson of Greenland; 11 grandchildren, Cathryn L. Richardson, Christina L. Richardson, Clinton D. Richardson, Christian D. Richardson, Rebecca L. Murphy, Melesa A. Murphy, Roger A Close, Spc. Tyler W. Close, Sammantha R. Niemeier, William T. Keast, Kimberly N. Keast; four great grandchildren, Dalton Murphy, Ryleigh R. Curtin, Connor W. Richardson and Hunter A. Close; one sister, Alice J. (and Dick) Moser of Millcreek, Wash.; four stepgrandchildren; other relatives; and a host of friends.
.. Funeral services were held March 9, 2015, at the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home. Pastor Todd MacLean officiated.  Casket bearers were Roger Close, Clint Richardson, Christian Richardson, James Curtin, Jimmy Curtin, David Fields and Dave Zang.  Honorary casket bearers were Spc. Tyler Close, William Keast, Bill Cox, John Culp, Roy Johansen, Steve Leslie and George Creason.  Interment was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
.. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Pleasant Hill Rooster Booster Club 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.

Margie Maxine Greer
...Margie Maxine Greer, 86, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life March 2, 2015, at the St. Luke’s-East Medical Center, Lee’s Summit, surrounded with love and family. She was born August 1, 1928, in Liberty, the daughter of Robert Wilson Stafford and Melvina (Taylor) Stafford.
...Margie was a 1946 Liberty High School graduate.  
...On October 30, 1947, she was united in marriage to Homer Ray Greer in North Kansas City. He preceded her in death on May 18, 1999.
...Margie was a homemaker and industrious farmer’s
wife. She enjoyed gardening and canning. She also quilted and crocheted. She was supportive of her sons’ interests as they grew up.  She was a member of the Pleasant Hill First Baptist Church.
...Margie was also preceded in death by her parents and four siblings, Wilson Stafford, Elsie Taylor, Francis Dinges and Donald Stafford.
...She is survived by two sons, Michael (and Lurah) Greer of Pleasant Hill, and John (and Helen) Greer of Kingsville; four grandchildren, Amy Greer of Pleasant Hill, Ben (and Rachelle) Greer of Lee’s Summit; Buster Greer of Pleasant Hill; and Debi (and Michael) Anderson of Harrisonville; three great grandchildren, Mariah Selmon, Melanie Anderson and Ryan Anderson; other relatives and friends.
...Graveside funeral services were held March 7, 2015, at the Providence Cemetery near Liberty. Pastor Leroy Goodwin officiated. Casket bearers were Todd Boydston, Tom Boydston, Roger Dinges, Ben Greer, Buster Greer and Eric Sharp. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Pleasant Hill Meals on Wheels.
...Online condolences may be sent to the family at  www.stanleydickeyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

James L. Parris, Jr.

...James Leonard ‘Jimmie’ Parris, Jr., 68, of Clinton, formerly of Pleasant Hill, departed this life March 1, 2015, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. He was born, June 18, 1946, in Pleasant Hill, the son of James Leonard, Sr. and Lela Faye (Rosanbalm) Parris.
...Jim was a 1963 Pleasant Hill High School graduate and was a United States Navy Veteran.
...On December 4, 2014, he was united in marriage to Deborah (Duncan) Hull in Benton County.
...Jim was employed as a Propane Salesman for COOP in Pleasant Hill, retiring in 2003. While working, he also farmed and raised cattle. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish. Jim was a member of the Hickory Grove Baptist Church.
...Jim was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Linda Walker.
...He is survived by his wife Debbie of Clinton; one son James Scott Parris of Pleasant Hill; two daughters, Karen Kay (and Brad) Nichols of Kansas City and Jill Nicole (and Kelly) Keister of Adrian; nine grandchildren, Coleton James Parris, Sullivan Paige Parris, Savannah Nicole Parris, Jessica Kathleen (and Aaron) Asher, Richard Tyler Marks, Samantha Keister, Tearsten Keister, Tanna Keister, and Karter Keister; two great grandchildren, Mathew Asher and Drake Asher; two brothers, Jackie Lee (and Janice) Parris and Jon Kent (and Tawnya) Parris, both of Pleasant Hill; one sister, Sheryl (and Danny) Knox of Archie; brother-in-law, Charley Walker of Pleasant Hill; other relatives; and many friends.
...Funeral services were held, March 6, 2015, at the funeral home. Chaplain Daniel Porterfield officiated.
...Graveside military services and interment were in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery with full military honors by the U.S Navy and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3116 Honor Guard. Casket bearers were Vance Chaney, Danny Knox, Sheryl Knox, Jack Parris, Jon Parris, Bruce Sloan, and Charley Walker.
...Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Hospital and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
...Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanleydickeyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements: StanleyDickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill, Missouri.


Frederick V. Kornis

...Frederick Vance Kornis, 83, of Pleasant Hill, passed into the presence of God on March 2, 2015, fully surrounded by love and his family.  He was born on October 24, 1931, in Kansas City, the son of George Arthur and Mary Belle (Capell) Kornis.
... In 1949, he was united in marriage to Mary Ellen Bass in Kansas City, and from this union, three sons were born; they later divorced.  As a single parent in the 1960s Fred raised his sons on his own with the help of God and with the love and support from his brothers and sisters. 
...On October 26, 1991, he was united in marriage to
Margaret Mary (Knipp) Bowlin, and they have spent the past 24 years enjoying each other's company and companionship.
...Fred was a member of the IBEW Local Union #124 for over 40 years as a stockman driver and assisted in completing many projects including the Callaway Nuclear Power Plant near Fulton. He was known for his wit and humorous character. He was a great man who worked hard, was an honest and thankful person.  One of his many passions was gardening, planting tomatoes and working the earth. He also enjoyed working with wood, making many projects for his children and grandchildren.
...Fred was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters, Rosalie Grabb, Norma Bagley and Bertha Shugart.
...He is survived by his wife Margaret of Pleasant Hill; three sons, Fred (and Barbara) Kornis, Jr. of Merriam, Kans.; Martin (and Virginia) Kornis of Belton, and Ben (and Kathleen) Kornis of Higginsville; one step-daughter, Melody (and Jack) DeKeyser of Emigrant, Mont.; seven grandchildren, Summer Givens of Edwardsville, Kans.; Jeremy (and Jan) Kornis of Shawnee, Kans.; Faith (and Neil) Bilyeu of Shawnee; Vanessa (and Glenn) Winkler of Kansas City; Lissa (and Arthur) Szmey, of Carmichael, California; Laura (and Scott) Long of Harrisonville and George Kornis of Higginsville; two brothers, George (and Anastasia) Kornis of Kansas City, Kansas, and John (and Jessie) Kornis of Concordia; one sister, Anna Davis of Raymore; 16 great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and countless friends. 
... Funeral services were held March 7, 2015, at Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.  Dr. Fred V. Kornis, Jr. officiated.  Interment was in the Lone Jack Cemetery. Casket bearers were his nephews, Arthur Chapman, John Kornis, Greg Kornis, Ronnie Grabb, Andy Davis and Mike Kornis.
...In lieu of flowers, the family asks memorial contributions be made to Harvesters and/or H.I.M. Ministries. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanleydickeyfuneralhome.com.  Arrangements by   Stanley Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.


Jan Deloris Baker

...Jan Deloris Baker, 76, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life February 28, 2015, at her home, surrounded by love and family. She was born January 25, 1939, in Clarksburg, West Virginia.
...Jan was a 1957 graduate of Parkersburg, West Virginia High School. She was a United States Marine Corps veteran.
...Jan was employed as a financial accountant for the Department of Defense with Marine Corps Finance Center and the president of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE)Local 2904 for over 10 years. Jan loved animals, and treasured her four shihtzus. She enjoyed crocheting and cooking, especially for family. Jan also enjoyed reading and gardening.
...Jan was a member of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare and AFGE Local
2904. Jan supported St. Jude Miracle Hospital, Veterans of Foreign War of US, National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund, Paralyzed Veterans of American Wounded Warrior, Sacred Heart League, Cheyenne River Outreach, St. Joseph Indian School and KCPT. She was a wonderful mother and gave everything to her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
...She was preceded in death by one brother, Gale Powell, and two sisters, Janet and Jeanne Powell.
...Jan is survived by two sons, Brian Baker of Pleasant Hill, and Bruce Baker of Memphis, Tenn.; two daughters, Broshel (and David) Gray of Holden, and Belynda Baker of Kansas City, Kans.; four grandchildren, Brandi (and Bobby) Cheney of Holden; Trevor (and Samantha) Baker of Raytown; Natalie Baker and Brittany Schoning, both of Kansas City, Kans.; eight great grandchildren; one brother, Roger Lee Powell of Parkersburg, West Virginia; other relatives and friends.
...Cremation has been accorded. A memorial service was held March 7, 2015, at the funeral home. Rev. D. Kent Deubner officiated. Memorial contributions are suggested to the St. Jude Miracle Hospital and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
... Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanleydickeyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by StanleyDickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.


Elisabeth Ann Miller

...Elisabeth Ann Miller, 58, of Pleasant Hill, left this world March 3, 2015, at home surrounded by the love of her family.
...She was born September 20, 1956 in Olathe, Kans.,the daughter of Bruce D. and Marlene J. (Bausch) Voigts.  Liz was a 1974 graduate of Osawatomie High School. She attended Emporia State University. Prior to her illness, she was a professional
executive secretary for Richard Sullivan, Attorney at Law.  Liz worked numerous years for Mary Kay Cosmetics Headquarters in Dallas.
...On July 2, 1983, Liz and Kervin (Buz) Miller were united in marriage in Rush Center, Kansas. 
...Liz was an active member at the Amazing Grace Lutheran Church in Pleasant Hill.  She served as church secretary for a period of time and was active in the Lutheran Women Missionary League.    
...Liz enjoyed reading, cooking and staying up late.  She loved spending time with her four grandchildren; this was her true passion.
...Liz is survived by her husband, Kervin (Buz), of Pleasant Hill; one daughter, Natalie Knox (Colby) of Harrisonville; two sons, Jonathan Miller, Jacksonville, FL, and Jeremie Miller (Erica) Fort Worth, TX; four grandchildren, Lyla and Laydon Knox, Alexandra and Wyatt Miller; two sisters, Pam Stainbrook (Gary) Stilwell, KS, Stacy Ptacek (Frank) Louisburg, Kans, and one brother, David Voigts (Karen), Excelsior Springs, along with numerous nieces and nephews, and many friends. 
...Funeral services were March 10, 2015, at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church in Lee’s Summit. Pastor William "Bill" Schroeder officiated. 
...Interment in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.  
...Casket bearers were Jeremie Miller, Jonathan Miller, David Voigts, Gary Stainbrook, Ike Brady,  Jim Miller, Richard Sullivan and John Smith.  Honorary casket bearers were Frank Ptacek, Derrick Jensen, Gene Hudson, Terry Sells and Bob Miller.  
...In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be given to the Amazing Grace Lutheran Church Building Fund, and/or the American Arthritis Foundation.    
... Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanleydickeyfuneralhome.com.  Arrangements were udner the direction of the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.


Herschel Franklin
.. Herschel Franklin, 95, Harrisonville, died February 23, 2015 at his home.   
.. Herschel was born June 19, 1919, in McFall, Missouri, in Harrison County, the son of Renard “Jack” and Cassie May (Chipp) Franklin. 
.. He was a 1937 graduate of Hugoton, Kansas High School.  He married Ella Marie Smith on June 5, 1940, in Warrensburg. They lived in Pleasant Hill, before moving to Harrisonville in 1947.  
.. In Harrisonville, Herschel owned and operated the Texaco Oil Distributorship and later built and owned the Champion station at Highway 2 and Commercial in Harrisonville.  After selling the Champion station, he was a project manager for Vendo Corporation.  
.. He served as an alderman on the Harrisonville City Council for 16 years and on he Harrisonville School Board from 1960-1964.  He was a 75-year member of the Cass Masonic Lodge #147, Harrisonville.  He was a member of the Harrisonville First Christian Church. Herschel was also a certified BBQ judge for the Kansas City BBQ Society and judged at the American Royal.
.. Herschel was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, two brothers and his wife, Marie, on November 16, 1996.  He is survived by one son, Jim Franklin and wife, Judy, Harrisonville; one daughter, Sandra Jean Barnes, Clearwater, Fla.; six grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
.. Funeral services were held February 26, 2015, at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville. Burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society.
..Online condolences may be made to atkinsonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Atkinson Funeral Home, Harrisonville.

Eva Willena Oden
...Willena Oden, 87, Harrisonville, passed away on February 23, 2015, at Crown Care Center, Harrisonville. Eva was born, January 21, 1928, the daughter of Chester and Sylvia (Johnson) Oden in
Whitham, Mo.
...She was a member of the Heartland Church in Blue Springs. She enjoyed being at home and loved to embroidery and make quilts.
...Survivors include niece, Penny Allen and husband Wayne of Kingsville; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held at the Lindley Funeral Home, on February 25, 2015. Burial will be held at a later date.
...Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Hospice and may be left at or mailed to Lindley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 47, Chillicothe, Missouri 64601. Online condolences may be made at www.lindleyfuneralhomes.com. Arrangements by Lindley Funeral Home, Hale, Mo.

James L. "Jimmy" Parris

...James L. "Jimmy" Parris, Jr., 68, of Clinton, formerly of Pleasant Hill, departed this life, March 1, 2015, at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital, Clinton.
...Funeral services are pending.  Please call (816) 540-5550 or go online at www.stanleydickeyfuneralhome.com. for service times.  A complete obituary will be published in next week’s edition of the Pleasant Hill Times.


Jan D. Baker

...Jan D. Baker, 76, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life, February 28, 2015, at her home.
...Arrangements are pending. A complete obituary will be published in next week’s edition of the Pleasant Hill Times and online at www.stanleydickeyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.


Erwin Karl Mahlmann
.. Erwin Karl Mahlmann, 84 of Warrensburg, Missouri passed away February 16, 2015, at Village House Hospice in Lee’s Summit.
.. Erwin was born June 3, 1930, in Osnabruck, Germany, the son of Carl and Frieda (Scrmiesky) Mahlmann.
.. He was united in marriage to Waltraud Elisabeth Hagedorn on March 4, 1950, in Osnabruck.
.. The couple sailed to New York on the last voyage of the S.S. America in April of 1957.
.. They raised their family in Brooklyn, Queens and the Catskills.
.. Erwin retired from Reynolds Aluminum in Middletown, New York and the couple moved to Warrensburg in March of 2006.
.. Survivors include his wife, Waltraud; son, Axel Mahlmann and wife, Rachael of Union City, Calif.; two daughters, Petra Selmotic of Charleston, S.C., and Joyce Lambein of Warrensburg; four grandchildren, Sasha Selmotic and wife, Jasmine of Brooklyn, N.Y.; Kurtis Lambein and wife, Amy of Flint, Texas; Alex Lambein of Warrensburg, and Paige Carter of Oklahoma; and his sister, Gisela Strate of Osnabruck, Germany.
.. Services following cremation; no services are planned. Arrangements are under the direction of the Williams Funeral Chapel, Warrensburg. Online condolences may be left at www.williamsfuneralchapel.net.

Bradley Scott Mead
...Bradley Scott Mead, 55, departed this life on February 16, 2015 at University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas.
...He was born May 21, 1959 in Harrisonville, the son of Larry K. and Joan (Graham) Mead.
...Brad spent his younger years in Pleasant Hill, graduating from Pleasant Hill High School in 1977, where he was a proud member of the Pleasant Hill High School Roosters football team.
...On August 9, 1997, Brad was united in marriage with Michelle Rene Dillon in Eureka Springs, Ark. They made their home in Bates City.
...Brad was a kind and gentle man with a heart of gold. He was a wonderful husband, son, brother and “PaPa,” and the light of his life were his grandchildren.
...Brad was a superintendent for Flick Seed Company in Kingsville and had been with the company for the past 12 years.
...He was preceded in death by his father, Larry K. Mead. Brad is survived by his wife, Chellie Mead, of the home; his mother, Joan Mead of Pleasant Hill; two sons; Josh Dillion Mead and Amanda of the home, and Tyler Langner Mead and Teryn of Warrensburg; one brother, Barry Mead and wife Belinda of Pleasant Hill; three grandchildren, Bekah, Axle and Lexie, other relatives and many friends.
...Funeral services for were held February 23, 2015 at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill.
...Rev. Preston Sanders officiated. Casket bearers were Josh Dillon Mead, Tyler Langner Mead, Walter Crotty, Jack Ewing, Sr., Jack Ewing, Jr. and Brad Frisch. Burial at the Bates City Cemetery.
...Contributions in memory of Bradley Scott Mead, are suggested to the American Heart Association, 6800 W. 93rd Street, Overland Park, Kansas 66212 or may be left at the funeral home.
...Arrangements by the Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Charles “Donald” Lycan
...Charles “Donald” Lycan, 82, Pleasant Hill, passed away February 21, 2015, at St. Luke’s East Medical Center, Lee’s Summit.
...He was born March 20, 1932, in Holden, the son of Jay Lycan and Viola “Grove” Lycan.
...In 1966, he moved to Pleasant Hill, from Centerview and Peculiar communities. Charles was a heat treat worker for Bendix, in Kansas City. He also spent time as a volunteer for the Red Cross and the Boy Scouts.
...Survivors include his wife Harriet I. (Morgan) Lycan of the home; three sons, Don Lycan, Robert Lycan, Walter J. Lycan, all of Pleasant Hill; one daughter; Luella Gustafson, Ankney, Iowa; five grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
...Funeral services were held February 24, 2015 at Ben Cast & Son-Wood Funeral Home, Holden.
...Interment will follow at the Fairview Cemetery, Holden Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Heart Association or the Kidney Association.
...Online tributes may be left at www.castfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by the Ben Cast & Son-Wood Funeral Home, Holden.

Paul J. Nance
.. Paul J. Nance, 89, passed away January 12, 2015, with pneumonia complications.
... Paul was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Colleen and daughter-in-law Jill Nance.
... He is survived by sons, Mark (wife Janey Depew) and James, grandchildren, Cyndi Denham (husband Joe Denham), Jeni Nance, Sara Nance, great grandchildren, Joseph Denham and Shelbi Slater, sister-in- law, Joan Young, daughter-in-law, Judy Wood, many nieces and nephews and family friend and caregiver, Connie Brown.
... Paul was born in St. Joseph, Mo., and attended Northeast High School. After discharge from the Army in 1946 and a degree from University of Missouri-Kansas City, he worked with the Corps of Engineers and Vendo and started a 31-year career with Aramco in Saudi Arabia in 1952. His last two most significant positions were Manager of Organization and Industrial Engineering (O & I E) and Director of Employee Relations Policy and Planning.
.. He embraced the Saudi culture and while working on a special project to expand the Oil Exhibit Center in Dhahran decided to develop his own museum as he retired in 1983. He met with Dr. Masry, Director of Antiquities, for proper approval to take a full traditional Bedouin tent and cultural items to start The Nance Museum to promote Middle East cultural understanding in the United States.
.. His son, James photographed a complete collection of David Roberts prints from the technical library to be included in exhibits. Although the museum was built in a modest building on the family farm near Lone Jack, there were extensive efforts to reach many others through outreach programs in schools, libraries and museums.
.. He felt it was as important to promote Middle East Cultural understanding in the Midwest as it is in the high profile cities. He donated the entire collection to The University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, in 2003. A special thanks to Dr. Amber Clifford and Dr. John Sheets for the many years they supported the museum "projects" (dealing with his enthusiasm and unique drive) and Joy Mistele, Dr. Nelson, Dr. Patton, Dr. Podolefsky, and so many others at the university. He promoted Saudi Arabia Day on campus annually each October.
.. Paul appreciated the recognition in 2014 at The Nelson Atkins Museum in Kansas City, his home city, when he was recognized for his efforts during the "Roads of Arabia" exhibit opening at the museum. He also appreciated the warm, long term friendships with many Saudis and several Saudi families, including the Alturkis and the Nawwabs. He proudly displayed his Honorary Doctorate Degree, the Key to The City of Dallas, recognition by the International Relations Council, the Shawnee Mission School District, recognition by George H.W. Bush as one of his Thousand Points of Light and a copy of letters he exchanged with General Schwarzkopf during Desert Storm.
.. Paul's dream was to have the extensive contents of the collection displayed in a permanent building in Kansas City or at the University of Central Missouri for continuing promotion of education and understanding of different cultures. Contributions to this effort may be made to the University of Central Missouri, Smiser Alumni Bldg., Nance Museum, Warrensburg, MO 64093.
.. Services were held Jan. 31, 2015, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Fort Worth, TX 76133. Friends may contact Paul’s family thru pauljnance@att.net.
.. Obituary was originally published in Kansas City Star on Jan. 28, 2015.

Henry Lee Farmer
...Henry Lee Farmer, 76, former resident of Pleasant Hill for 32 years, passed away on January 31, 2015 at Brookdale College Square in Overland Park, KS.
...Henry Lee Farmer, aka, Grandpa, Grampy, Papa, Pops, Poppy, Dad, Daddy and Honey, is survived by his wife of nearly 45 years, Carol Lee Farmer; daughter and son-in-law, Brenna and Gary Lile; son and daughter-in-law, Derrick and Tara Robinson; daughter Jacinda Farmer; son and daughter-in-law, Travis and Susan Farmer, and grandchildren, Tessa, Makiya, Hayden, Jordan, Aidan, Colin, Liam and Eli.
...Henry was born on September 18, 1938, in Bluejacket, OK, baby brother to sisters, Faye Walker and Betty Seabolt.
...Henry served with the Army for two years in Hawaii. He relocated to Kansas City to work for AT&T. He was a fan of the KC Blues until he married Carol on April 25, 1970. He was a loyal member of American Legion in Pleasant Hill.
...Employed for 27 years with AT&T, he preferred his second career, repairing and remodeling homes. He often worked two jobs to support his wife and four children.
...During retirement, when not being forced to travel with his wife, he enjoyed napping “watching” the Chiefs, Royals and college basketball. He also enjoyed monopolizing games, such as pitch, hand and foot, dominoes, and farkle, with friends and family. Everyone wanted to be his partner because of his uncanny ability to count cards.
...He found pleasure in spending time with his children and grandchildren, memories his family will always treasure. As his mind succumbed to Alzheimer disease, each day was a new adventure, which he embraced with a smile due to the dedication of his faithful wife and partner in life.
...An informal celebration of life was held on February 6, 2015, at the VFW Hall, Lenexa, KS.
...Obituary was originally published in Kansas City Star on Feb. 4, 2015.

Ella Mae Prewitt
...Mae Prewitt, 90 of Lee’s Summit, passed away Feb. 10, 2015. She is preceded in death by her parents, John and Maude Campbell; husband, James H. Prewitt and daughter, Janet.
...Ella is survived by two daughters, Patty (Dave) Peterson and Shirley (Rich) Olsen; three grandsons, three granddaughters and ten great grandchildren; brother–in- law, Robert Henry of Clinton and sister-in-law, Evelyn Campbell of Marshall.
...Ella was a faithful member of First Baptist Church, Lee’s Summit. She loved to quilt, sew and was always busy working on her word search puzzles.
...The family appreciates the staff at Wilshire Lakewood and Grace Hospice for the loving care they gave Mom. Donations can be made to First Baptist Church Children’s Fund.
...Funeral services were Feb. 13, 2015. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
...Arrangements were by Langsford Funeral Home, Lee’s Summit.

Carl Allen Schuster
...Carl Allen Schuster, 71, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life on February 10, 2015, at his home surrounded with love and family. He was born March 10, 1943, in Cleveland, OH, the son of Anthony F. and Florence (Krochmal) Schuster. Carl was a 1961 Mentor, OH, High School graduate. He was a Vietnam Era United States Air Force Veteran.
...On September 15, 1990, he was united in marriage to Betty Ann "BJ" (Kisor) Jury in Marion.
...He was employed as an IT Manager for the Sprint Corporation, retiring in 2007. He was a member of the St. Bridget Catholic church where he enjoyed singing in the choir and was active in the Knights of Columbus Council #13113. Carl was also a member of the American Legion Post #243 in Galion, OH. His hobbies included playing guitar, golfing, bowling, tennis and bicycling. He most enjoyed spending time with his family.
...Carl was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Victoria Loren; and two brothers, Richard Schuster and David Schuster.
...He is survived by his wife BJ of the home; three children, Jackie (and Jamey) Hobbs of Mason, OH, Amy Schuster of Cincinnati, OH, and Gene Jury of Marion; two sisters, Judie (and Dave) Petit of Marietta, GA and Susy Nagy, of Conneaut, OH; five grandchildren, Cameron Loren, Drew Hobbs, Alex Hobbs, Olivia Loren, and Carter Jury. Carl also had numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
...The Recitation of the Rosary was February 15. Mass of Christian Burial was February 16, at the St. Bridget Catholic Church. Monsignor Robert Murphy officiated. Full military honors were conducted by the U.S. Air Force and the Pleasant Hill V.F.W. Post #3118 Honor Guard.
...Cremation was accorded following the service. Inurnment will be in the Oakwood Cemetery, Bucyrus, OH at a later date.
...Memorial contributions are suggested to the Knights of Columbus Council #13113 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 StanleyDickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Roberta Alice “Bert” (Gray) Graham
...Roberta Alice “Bert” (Gray) Graham, 80, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life on February 12, 2015 at her home.
...She was born June 25, 1934 to James and Mamie Gray in Greenwood. In 1956, she was united in marriage to Carl (Toby) Graham, and they began their eventful life together, full of love, laughter and lots of good times.
...Roberta was a “stay at home Mom” until her youngest started school, then she began working at Burlington Shirt Factory in Pleasant Hill, remaining there as a seamstress until the plant closed. She then went to work for the Pleasant Hill School District as a high school cook, where she worked for 10 years. After that, she became a care-giver for Eva Sharp and took care of her for 13 years. When Eva passed away, Roberta decided it was time to retire.
...Toby and Bert, as she was best known, loved camping at Lake Pomme de Terre and owned property there for many years. She hated the water and would never get in it, but she always participated in the boating activities with her family. No one would ever know she didn’t like the water as she went right down that bank and bailed into the boat. She always made sure there was food and a place for everyone to sleep.
...Bert and Toby began showing their old cars at various car shows in the area. She enjoyed the people she met and became friends along the way. Some of those friends became like family.
...Bert was preceded in death by her parent, James and Mamie Gray; three brothers, Bill Gray, Bud Gray and her twin brother, Bob Gray and one infant sister, Juanita.
...She is survived by her husband, Carl (Toby) Graham of the home; two sons, Kenny (Jake) Graham and wife Dawn, and Steve Graham and wife Susan, all of Pleasant Hill; three daughters, Nancy Quinn and husband Jim, Carla Brown and husband Barry and Alice Kingsolver and husband Chuck, all of Pleasant Hill; one sister, Frances Redwine of Pleasant Hill, seven grandchildren, four step grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, six step great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends. Funeral service for Roberta Alice “Bert” Graham will be 2:00 p.m., February 19, 2015, at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill with Rev. Tony Reynolds officiating.
...Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Michael Brown, Perry Rhoads, Ron Darst, Dusty Beattie, Shaun Gentry and Terry Burns. Honorary bearers are Jim Redwine and Bob Sipes.
...The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., February 18 at the funeral home.
...Contributions in memory of Roberta Alice “Bert” Graham may be made to Crossroads Hospice Charitable Foundation, 10810 E. 45th Street, Suite 300, Tulsa Oklahoma 74146 or may be left at the funeral home.

Vaunda L. (Bagby)
Birchfield
... Vaunda L. (Bagby) Birchfield, 84, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life on January 30, 2015, at the Pleasant Hill Health and Rehabilitation Center.
... She was born January 28, 1931, in Republic, Mo, the daughter of George and Phyllis (Blades) Bagby.
... While Vaunda was a very young child, the Bagby family moved to California. She was a graduate of Chaffey High School in Ontario, Calif.
... Vaunda eventually returned to the Kansas City area and approximately 37 years ago, she and Phillip moved to Pleasant Hill.
... Before her retirement, Vaunda was a retail clerk for A & P Grocery in Kansas City for 25 years and then, Gerbes Supermarket in Pleasant Hill for 10 years.
... She was a member of the Retail Grocery Clerks District Union Local #2.
... Vaunda was preceded in death by her parents, George and Phyllis Bagby and one brother, Darrell “Sonny” Bagby.
... She is survived by her husband, Phillip Birchfield of the home; two sons, Phillip Birchfield of Rifle, Colo. and Patrick Birchfield and wife Karen of Peculiar; two brothers, Gerald Bagby and wife Marie of Pleasant Hill, and Danny Bagby of Elkton, Mo.; grandchildren, Vaunda Davis and husband Wayne of Pleasant Hill; Lindsey Birchfield and Caitlyn Birchfield of Peculiar, and Allen Birchfield of Greenwood; great- grandchildren, Andrew Davis and wife Samantha; Jacob Davis and Sarah Davis, all of Pleasant Hill; two great-great grandchildren, other relatives and many friends.
... Cremation has been accorded, and a Memorial Service for Vaunda Birchfield was held February 7, 2015, at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill.
... Rev. Tim Casteel officiated. Inurnment will be at a later date.
... Contributions in memory of Vaunda Birchfield may be made to http://www.gofundme.com/bq26r0. This little girl is from Pleasant Hill and I know Mamaw would approve!
... Arrangements were under the direction of the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill.

Gladys Beneta Belew
...Gladys Beneta Belew, 71, of Pleasant Hill, passed away February 2, 2015 at her home. Gladys was born May 31, 1943 in Warrensburg, the daughter of Ray and Ruth Robinette Manning. ............Gladys was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, April Dawn Belew; two brothers, Roy and Wilbern Manning; three sisters, Sarah Rivers, Gertrude and Susie Petty and great grandson, John Aiden Belew-Barber.
...She is survived by her daughters, Angela Bailey and Alicia Belew; two sisters, Goldie Lampton and Ruthy Lampman; three brothers, Raymond, Clarence and Walter Manning; grandson, Zachary Belew and great granddaughter, Arabella Belew.
... Gladys was an avid bird lover.
...There will be a private family service and a memorial dinner to be announced at a later date. Cremation.
...In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Meals on Wheels in Pleasant Hill. Arrangements by Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore.

Robert James “Jimmy” Bowers
...Robert James “Jimmy” Bowers, 60, departed this life, unexpectedly, at his home on February 3, 2015. He was born April 25, 1954 in Kansas City, the son of Orville James and Cora Ellen (Pauley) Bowers. Jimmy spent his younger years in the Brookside area of Kansas City. On May 8, 1981, he was united in marriage with Janet Marie McDonald in Raytown, where they made their home until 1989, when they moved to Cleveland, Mo.
...immy had been owner and operator of B & W Motors in Kansas City, until 2014.
...He was preceded in death by one son, Anthony Michael “Tony Mike” Bowers; his parents, Orville James and Cora Ellen Bowers and one sister, Linda Griggs.
...Jimmy is survived by his wife, Janet Bowers of the home; two sons, Jesse Bowers of Longmont, Colo. and Zachary Bowers and Reva Zumwalt of Cleveland, Mo.; two daughters, Cara Massey of Greenwood, and Andrea Bowers of Cocoa, Fla.; two brothers, Tim Bowers of Mission, Kans. and David Bowers of Independence; one sister, Terri Guth of Georgia; six grandchildren, James Massey, II; Cameron Massey, Brody Bowers, Wyatt Bowers, Trenton Bowers and Adyson Bowers, other relatives and many friends.
...A Celebration of Life Service, in memory of Robert James “Jimmy” Bowers, was held February 10, 2015 at the Cleveland Christian Church. Rev. Brenda Kimrey officiated.
...Arrangements by Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill.

Flora V. “Flo” (Ponder) Cusick
...Flora V. “Flo” (Ponder) Cusick, 82, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life on February 5, 2015, surrounded by her loving family, at Lee’s Summit Medical Center.
...She was born July 21, 1932 in Marion, Ohio, the daughter of Leve and Marie (Connel) Ponder.
...The Ponder family moved to Jefferson City when Flora was two years old and remained there for seven years before moving to Pleasant Hill.
...On August 10, 1968, Flora was united in marriage with Donald Cusick in Pleasant Hill, and they continued to make their home here. Mr. Cusick passed away on January 11, 2000. Flora continued to live in Pleasant Hill until her passing.
...Flora had been a seamstress at both the Pleasant Hill and Holden garment factories. She had also been a child care provider at Lil Britches Daycare where she was a favorite among the children, staying in touch with many of them even into their adult years.
...She had also been a manager at The Village Coin Laundry in Pleasant Hill for many years.
...In addition to her husband, Flora was preceded in death by her parents, Leve and Marie Ponder; one daughter, Louise Wade and one brother, Carl Ponder.
...She is survived by two sons, John Morris of Paragould, Ark. and Darren Cusick of Harrisonville; three daughters, Norma Jo Hall of Medina, Ohio; Beverly Ann Everett of Baton Rouge, La., and Christie McCarty of Pleasant Hill; one stepdaughter, Grace Ann Lindsey of Pleasant Hill; three brothers, Virgil “Jim” Ponder and wife Roberta; Leo Ponder, and Kenny Ponder and wife Dorothy, all of Pleasant Hill; special friends, Lillian Smith and Jeanne Jameson, both of Pleasant Hill; 18 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, other relatives and many friends.
...Graveside service and interment for Flora V. (Ponder) Cusick will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery with Rev. Tony Reynolds officiating.
...Casket bearers will be Dalton Cusick, Cameron McCarty, Geno Wade, Levi Cusick, Tim Graham and Sean Wade. Honorary bearers are Lonnie Byrd and Andy Butricks. The family will receive friends from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 10 at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill.

Effie J. (Gregg) Page Cusick
...Effie J. (Gregg) Page Cusick, 80, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life on February 5, 2015 at Lee’s Summit Medical Center. She was born June 15, 1934, in Lee’s Summit, the daughter of Preston Leroy and Ella Sylvia (Urton) Gregg.
...Effie spent most of her life in Southern Jackson and Cass Counties. In 1951, she was united in marriage with Lawrence E. Page. They were married for 30 years. In 1995, Effie was united in marriage to Claude E. Cusick in Branson. Mr. Cusick passed away in 1997.
...Effie was a nurse’s aide at Jackson County Hospital in Kansas City, for 10 years, and then at Cass County Hospital in Harrisonville, for 17 years, retiring in 1998.
...She was a member of the Dayton, Missouri Baptist Church.
...In addition to both husbands, Effie was preceded in death by one daughter, Brenda Jean Gregg in 2005; two brothers and their wives, Leroy and Willa Gregg, and Joe Wesley and Ethel Lee Gregg.
...She is survived by two daughters, Vianna Baker and Mike Baker of Pleasant Hill and Edwards, Missouri, and Ronda Jones and husband Larry of Pleasant Hill; two brothers, Ernie Rea of LaTour, Mo. and Arnold Lee Bryant and wife Linda of Adrian; two granddaughters, Nicole Bover and husband Craig of Lake Lotawana, and Desirae Jones of Independence; two great-grandchildren, Tyler Scott Bover and Adriana Hernandez, other relatives and many friends.
...Cremation has been accorded and a Memorial Service in memory of Effie J. Page Cusick will be held at2:00 p.m., February 15, 2015 at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill.

Sherry L. Lankford
...Sherry Louise Lankford, 71, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life February 1, 2015, at the Pleasant Hill Health and Rehabilitation Center.
...She was born August 3, 1943, in Myrtle, Mo., the daughter of Hanford Lloyd Payne and Juanita Irene (Fette) Payne.
...She was a 1961 William Chrisman High School graduate. 
...On April 14, 1962, she was united in marriage to Lynne Thomas Lankford in Sugar Creek, Mo. He preceded her in death on September 16, 2012. 
...Sherry was a homemaker while the kids were growing up.  Later she was employed as a receptionist for Faulkner, Glover, and Dyer Physicians’s offices in Warrensburg.
...She loved reading, growing flowers, traveling with friends, needle point,  caring for her dog and spending time with her grandchildren. She was a member of the Lone Jack Baptist Church where she enjoyed singing in the choir and attending Bible study.
...She is survived by her father, Hanford Payne of Oakley, Kans.; her son, John Brad (and Lorie) Lankford of Pleasant Hill; her daughter, Kristin Hines of Blue Springs; four grandchildren, Devin Lankford of Lone Jack; Tyler Hines of Arlington, Va.; Jill Hines of Louisville, Ky., and Thomas Hines of Blue Springs, other relatives and friends.
...Cremation has been accorded. 
...No services are scheduled at this time.
...Memorial contributions are suggested to the Lewy Body Dementia Fund and may be sent in care of the funeral home or be made at https://donate.lbda.org/. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com.
...Arrangements were under the direction of the StanleyDickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Ty Gregory Rudder
...Gregory Rudder, 32, of Columbia, formerly of Lee’s Summit, departed this life February 3, 2015. He was born August 3, 1982, in Independence.
...Ty was a 2001 Lee’s Summit High School graduate, and recently enrolled as a transfer student at the University of Missouri-Columbia to study photojournalism.
...On April 27, 2006, he was united in marriage to Alisa Rethmeyer in Independence. They later divorced.  On September 24, 2014, he was united in marriage to Heather (Tilly) Robertson in Los Angeles, Calif. 
...Ty had been employed as a manager for Hy-Vee in Lee’s Summit, Bob Sight Ford, Babies R Us and several bars and restaurants, including Applebee’s on Blue Ridge.  
...He was full of energy, always ready for the next adventure.  His hobbies included football, photography, concerts, listening to music and collecting first edition books.  He loved life and lived it on the edge.  Ultimately, he could not find peace here and left us before his time.   
...Ty was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Charles and Jean Carswell.
...He is survived by his wife, Heather Robertson of Chicago, Illinois; ex-wife, Alisa Rudder of Lee’s Summit; two children, Ronan Ty Rudder and Kieran Mae Rudder, both of Lee’s Summit; stepson, Calvin Spencer Robertson of Chicago; his mother, Robin D. (Carswell) Roberts of Lee’s Summit; two brothers, Trent (and Sharinâ) Rudder of Columbia and Levi Roberts of Santa Rosa, Calif.; one sister, Jensen Roberts of Raytown; niece, Amaya Jean Roberts; aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. Funeral services will be held 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 10, 2015, at the funeral home. Elder Don Carlile will officiate. Cremation will be accorded following the service. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
...In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to his children, Ronan and Kieran’s education funds, which have been set up at Missouri Central Credit Union in Lee’s Summit. Donations may also be left at the funeral home.
...Arrangements by StanleyDickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Michael D. Gray
... Michael Duane Gray, 67, of Lee’s Summit, formerly of Pleasant Hill, departed this life on January 22, 2015, at the Kindred Hospital, Kansas City.
... He was born May 30, 1947, in Harrisonville, the son of William P. and Thelma M. (McBride) Gray. 
... Mike was a 1965 Pleasant Hill High School graduate; later earning his Master’s degree from the Southwest Baptist College.
... On November 21, 1973, he was united in marriage to Jessie Hope Hudson in Pleasant Hill.
... Mike was the store manager for their family business, Gray’s Hardware, in Pleasant Hill for many years.  Michael loved politics and closely followed all the elections.  He also had an extensive collection of political buttons. 
... He enjoyed spending time on his laptop.  He was a former member of the Pleasant Hill Lions Club and the Pleasant Hill Chamber of Commerce.  He was a member of the Grace Fellowship Baptist church where he had served as deacon in the past.
... Mike was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Ralph Gray, and one sister, Marjorie Buckstead.
... He is survived by his wife, Jessie of Lee’s Summit; one son, Stephen Gray of Grain Valley; one daughter, Emily Gray of Lee’s Summit; four grandchildren, Landry, Emerson, Alyson and Brady; one brother, Marvin Gray of Pleasant Hill; one sister, Lois James of Freeman; other relatives and friends.
... Cremation has been accorded. A memorial will be held February 5, 2015, at 7:00 p.m., at the funeral home. Visitation will be 6:00 p.m. until service time. Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Diabetes Association 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.

Rhonda Rae (Gardner) Mowell
...Rhonda Rae (Gardner) Mowell, 51, of Pleasant Hill, passed away January 25, 2015 at Research Medical Center in Kansas City. Rhonda was born June 30, 1963 in Randolph County, MO to Cliff and Darlene (Johnson) Gardner.
...She married Craig Adams in 1982 and from that union two daughters were born. She later married Alan Mowell, the love of her life, on September 9, 1995, and he survives of the home.
...An avid reader who loved the color purple, Rhonda was well known for collecting cows. She had a great sense of humor and could make anyone laugh. A kind soul who would help anyone out if she could, Rhonda was known as "Mom" to scores of kids over the years; but her greatest joy was being "Nana" to her grandchildren.
...She was preceded in death by her sister, Rita Mae Gardner Morris; her father, Cliff Arthur Gardner; two older brothers, Leroy Dale Gardner and William Lee (Bo) Gardner and her stepfather, Ray Alton Johnson.
She is survived by her husband, Alan Mowell of Pleasant Hill; two daughters, Stephanie Adams and partner, Dustin Agcopra of Holden, and Courtney Calvert and husband, Michael of Pleasant Hill; step-son Justin Mowell and wife Traci of Kingsville, and seven grandchildren, Alex, Ayden and Attea Agcopra, Brooklyn and Kelton Harrison; Gianna Calvert and Casen Mowell.
...Rhonda is also survived by her sister, Rebecca Wrenn and partner, Jerry Barton of Kalispell, MT; brother, David Wayne Gardner and wife Jean of Breckenridge, MO, and brother, Phillip Gardner and wife Belma of Kansas City, KS; numerous nieces and nephews. She will be missed by countless friends and neighbors, especially her dearest friend, Viki Whistle who she loved like a sister.
...A memorial service was held January 29, 2015, at the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church. Contributions are suggested to the church. Messages of condolence may be left at www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Mullinax Funeral Home, Butler.

Thomas Earl Volland
...Thomas Earl Volland, 63, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life January 26, 2015, at the St. Mary’s Hospital, Blue Springs, surrounded with love and family. He was born March 31, 1951 in Kansas City, the son of Harry George, Jr. and Ida Veronica (Papst) Volland.
...Tom was a United States Marine Corps veteran, proudly serving in the 7th Marines Division Echo Company during the Vietnam War.
...On December 20, 1974, he was united in marriage to Patricia Lee Hatfield in Pleasant Hill Tom was employed as a truck driver and mechanic and had worked for Barker Farms and Cline’s Tow Service. 
...He was a member of the Pleasant Hill First Christian Church, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3118 and was active working with the Pleasant Hill LayClergy Council.  He was a very caring person and always thinking of other people first.  He loved helping others and often used his mechanical skills to help those in need by fixing their cars or giving them free oil changes. Tom was preceded in death by his parents, two step-mothers, Doris Marie Volland and Nedra Volland; and two infant children, Ronald Wesley Volland and Brenda Kay Volland.
...He is survived by his wife, Patty, of the home; three sons, Jason Volland, Randy (and Chandra) Volland and Kevin Volland, all of Pleasant Hill; one daughter, Nicole Volland. of Pleasant Hill; three grandchildren, Montana, Ryan and Avery;  two brothers, Harry L. (and Diane) Volland, of Independence, and John Volland of Grandview; four sisters, Loretta (and Pat) Caine of Grain Valley; Veronica (and Lester) Corlew; of Belton, Debbie Volland of Kansas City, and Becky (Kurt) Triscori of Casper, Wyo.; other relatives and a host of friends.
...Funeral services were February 2, 2015, at the funeral home. Rev. D. Kent Deubner, of the Pleasant Hill First Christian Church officiated.  Graveside military services and interment were in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery with full military honors by the VFW Post #3118 Honor Guard and the U.S. Marine Corps. 
Casket bearers were Pat Caine, Stephan Caine, Harry Volland, Jason Volland, Kevin Volland and Randy Volland.
...Memorial contributions are suggested to the Pleasant Hill Lay-Clergy Council and may be sent in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanleydickeyfuneralhome.com.
...Arrangements by StanleyDickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Thelma Fern O'Bannon
...Thelma Fern O'Bannon, 86, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life on January 26, 2015, at her home. She was born May 23, 1928 in Archie, the daughter of Harrison and Mary D. (Haggard) Rea.     
...On March 29, 1944, Thelma was united in marriage to Gene Floyd O'Bannon.
...Thelma was a  homemaker, and was employed as nurse at the Cass County Memorial Hospital, Harrisonville and several nursing homes in the Cass County area and then retired from Marion Labs, Kansas City.
...She enjoyed being with her family and raising two of her grandchildren, Crystal and David.  Thelma had lived in East Lynne and Harrisonville before moving to Pleasant Hill.
...Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gene O'Bannon, on January 1, 2007; a granddaughter, Janet Lee; three brothers, Bud, Merle and LaVern; three sisters, Lula, Eula, and Opal.
...Thelma is survived by two daughters, Jeanetta and Anna; four grandchildren, DeAnna, Ray, Crystal and husband Gary, David and wife Kristina; six great-grandchildren, Ashlea, Colton, Austin, Collin, Noah and Gage; two great-great-grandchildren, Scarlett and Nathan; other relatives and friends. 
...No services scheduled.  At her request, her body is being donated to science at the University of Kansas Medical Center. 
...Her family suggests memorial contributions to a food pantry of one's choice.  Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville.

Patrick J. Gorman
...James Gorman, 61, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life January 29, 2015, at his home, surrounded with love and family. He was born September 13, 1953, in Kansas City, the son of Frank Laverne and Geraldine Glenna (Troutman) Gorman.
... Patrick was a 1972 Raytown High School graduate; later earning his Associate’s Degree from Longview College. He was a United States Army veteran, proudly serving from 1972 to 1975.
...He was employed as a letter carrier for the United States Postal Service, retiring in October, 2008. He was a member of Postal Union Local #33. Patrick truly enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
...Patrick was preceded in death by his father, Frank Gorman and two brothers, Michael Gorman and Bruce Gorman.
...He is survived by three daughters, Jessica Lewallen of Arvada, Colo.; Natalie (and Nick) Burris of Lee’s Summit; and Kelly (and Corey) Ballew of Kansas City; five grandchildren, Hanna Lewallen, Kirsten Lewallen, Cadence Ballew, Kaleigh Ballew and one expected grandson, Kendrick Burris; his mother, Geraldine Gorman of Independence; one brother, Robert Gorman of Kansas City; one sister, Rose (and Robert) Wienke of Kansas City; other relatives and friends.
...Per Patrick’s wishes, his body has been donated to science. No services are scheduled at this time.
...Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com.
...Arrangements by StanleyDickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Linda Louise Winfrey
...Linda Louise Winfrey, 69, of Kingsville, departed this life, January 30, 2015, at Research Hospital, Kansas City. She was born, April 1, 1945, in Kansas City, the daughter of Howard and Dorothy Ethel (Terrill) Ray. Linda was a 1963 Pleasant Hill High School graduate.
...On November 3, 1963, she was united in marriage to Laverne Wesley “Bud” Winfrey, Jr. in Pleasant Hill.
...Linda was employed as a technician for Western Electric in Lee’s Summit. She enjoyed gardening, traveling and camping. She especially loved spending time with her grandsons.
...Linda was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Gene Ray.
...She is survived by her husband "Bud", of Kingsville; one daughter and son-in-law Dana and Keith Carter of Lone Jack; two grandsons, Kyle and Klay of Lone Jack; two brothers, Kenneth (and Paula) Ray of Holt, and Dennis (and Diana) Ray of Pleasant Hill; one sister, Sandra Pope of Kingsville; one sister-in-law, Jan Ray; other relatives; and a host of friends.
...Graveside funeral services will be held February 5, 2015, at 2:00 p.m., at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Rev. D. Kent Deubner of the Pleasant Hill First Christian Church will officiate. Casket bearers are Klay Carter, Kyle Carter, Austin Ray, Danny Ray, Jamie Ray and Kevin Ray. Honorary casket bearers are Keith Carter, Dennis Ray and Kenneth Ray. There will be no visitation. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3118 Veterans Relief 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 StanleyDickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Mima J. Kapke
...Mima Josephine Kapke, 99, of Pleasant Hill, passed away on January 28, 2015, at the Villages of Jackson Creek, in Independence. She was born May 22, 1915, in Houstonia, Mo., the daughter of George Edward and Ellen Mary (Hayman) Janisch. Mima was a Houstonia High School graduate, later earning her teacher’s certificate from Central Missouri State Teachers’ College at Warrensburg. In 1937, she was selected as one of the Campus Queens of Beauty. 
...On December 28, 1941, she was united in marriage to Paul Kelley Kapke.  Theirs was a loving union which endured for over 62 years until his death in May, 2004.    
...Mima spent her entire career in the Pleasant Hill School District as an instructor in history, physical education and as coach of the girls’ basketball team. In the mid 1950s, the family began spending part of each summer at the Hines-Kapke Cabin on Star Island in Cass Lake, Minnesota, a tradition that has continued through four generations. After retirement, a condominium in St. Augustin, Florida was also a frequent destination. Mina will also be remembered for her prize winning roses and as an accomplished bridge player.   
...Mima was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a brother, Frank Janisch and sister, Mary Ellen Hines. 
...She is survived by two sons, George Edward Kapke (Beth) of Independence, and Paul Kelley Kapke, Jr. (Mary Anne) of Jacksonville Beach, Fla.; four grandchildren, Rachel Dold (Christopher) of Kansas City; George Edward “Ted” Kapke, Jr. (Jamie) of Prairie Village;   Jessica Wright (Corey)  and Paul Kelley Kapke, III, both of Jacksonville Beach, Fla.; as well as six great grandchildren and many beloved nieces and nephews who enriched her life immeasurably. The family wishes to thank staff members at The Villages of Jackson Creek’s Memory Unit and Gentiva Hospice for their dedicated and loving care.
...A visitation and memorial service was held. February 3, 2015, at Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home. Private burial will take place later in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. 
...Memorial contributions may be made to Cottey College, Pleasant Hill Cemetery or the Pleasant Hill Education Foundation in care of the funeral home.
...Arrangements by Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

John J. Murphy
...John Joseph “Jack” Murphy, 91, of Greenwood, departed this life on January 31, 2015, at his home surrounded with love and family.
...He was born May 9, 1923, in Yonkers, New York, the son of John J. Murphy Sr., and Mary Agnes (McCormick) Murphy.
...Jack was a graduate of Gorton High School in Yonkers. Following high school, Jack entered the service, enlisting in the United States Navy, where he trained recruits.
...After the war, Jack attended King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., graduating in June, 1950. That same month, Jack married the love of his life, Marion Ruth Connors.
...The couple moved to Kansas City in 1960, where Jack worked as an administrative supervisor for Western Electric until retirement in 1985.
...Jack then pursued his second greatest love, golf. As an avid golfer, Jack spent much of his time playing and analyzing the sport, even working as a marshal for Country Creek Golf Course. Jack was a devotee to Our Lady and to praying the holy rosary.
...He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Jean Mary Murphy.
...He is survived by his wife, Marion; two sons, John Joseph (and June) Murphy and Kevin (and Linda) Murphy of Lee’s Summit; three daughters, Mary Pat (and John) Scott, Colleen Murphy of Greenwood and Carol (and Kent) Kennedy of Lee’s Summit; 15 grandchildren eight great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; other relatives and friends.
...A private Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at the St. Bridget Catholic Church. Interment with full military honors by the United States Navy and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3118 Honor Guard were held in the Floral Hills East Cemetery, Lee’s Summit.
...Casket bearers were John Murphy, Kevin Murphy, Kane Murphy, Connor Murphy, Kent Kennedy, Mike West, Thomas Murphy and Steven Murphy.
...Memorial contributions are suggested to the Knights of Columbus Council #13113 and may be sent in care of the funeral home. Arrangements were under the ddirection of the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Anthony “Tony” Gerard Lees
... Anthony “Tony” Gerard Lees, 59, Harrisonville, died January 28, 2015 at his home. Direct cremation. No services are scheduled.
... Anthony was born January 23, 1956 in Kansas City, the son of Edward Ozell and Ruth Elinor (Hayes) Lees. Tony grew up in Pleasant Hill, and was a 1973 graduate of Pleasant Hill High School. He moved to Harrisonville in 2001.
... Anthony painted cars for a living and was a musician.
... He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife and one brother. He is survived by his daughters, Sky Lees and Winter Lees, both of Harrisonville; Danika C. Robinson-Jones, Washburn, Ill., Natasha M. Delaney, Spring Valley, Ill. and Amber M. Robinson, Dalzell, Ill.; one brother, William Sidney Lees, Springfield, Mo.; and eight grandchildren.
... Arrangements were under the direction of the Atkinson Funeral Home, Harrisonville.
... Online condolences may be made to atkinsonfuneralhome.

James Rexford Rockwell
... James Rexford Rockwell, 84, left this life for a better one on January 22, 2015. He was born November 22, 1930, in Macon County, Missouri. His last days were spent at the Village Hospice in Lee’s Summit.
... James was one of three children, born to James Edgar and Mildred Frances (Ford) Rockwell. The family lived in Macon County until 1941, when they moved to St. Louis. James proudly served his country in the United States Army from 1952 to 1954 during the Korean War.
... In 1950, he was united in marriage with Katherine L. Bendert, and they had one child, Rodney Wayne Rockwell. In 1958, he wed Shirley Frazee, and they had two children, Hughle Rockwell and James Rockwell, Jr. In 1965, James married Sharon Kay Johnson, and they adopted a baby girl, Jennifer Lynn Rockwell. In 2008, he met Betty West, who became his best friend and companion until his death.
... James was preceded in death by his parents, James and Mildred Rockwell; two sons, Hughle Rockwell and James Rockwell, Jr., and one sister, Mildred Lois (Rockwell) Lilly. James is survived by son, Rodney Rockwell and Donald Son, both of Lee’s Summit; one daughter, Jennifer (Rockwell) Smith of Dallas, Texas; one brother, Edgar Rockwell of Lone Jack; special niece, Dorothy Cornelius of Greenwood; six grandchildren, four great grandchildren, other relatives and many friends.
... Funeral service for James Rexford Rockwell was January 26, 2015, at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill, with Pastor Victor Stevens officiating. Interment with Military Honors was January 27, 2015 at the Chariton Cemetery, near Callao, Missouri.
... Arrangements by Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Jayna Sue Riner
...Riner, 68, of Lee’s Summit, formerly of Redwood City, Calif., departed this life January 21, 2015, at the Kansas University Medical Center.
...She was born February 6, 1946, in Dixon, Calif., the daughter of Jesse William and Nila Grayce (Beeler) Jones.
...Jayna was a 1964 Dixon High School graduate, later earning her Bachelor’s degree from Oregon State University (OSU).
...On August 26, 1967, she was united in marriage to John David Riner, Jr. in Dixon.
...Early in Jayna’s career, she was employed as an Interior Designer; later becoming a homemaker.   Her hobbies included genealogy, creating stained glass windows, folk art painting, gardening, knitting and crocheting. 
...She was a member of the Kappa Delta Sorority at OSU and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.  She and John attended the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church.
...Jayna was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband, John, of the home; three children, John W. (and Susan) Riner of Cocoa, Florida; David W. Riner of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Melanie J. (and Daniel) Love of Lee’s Summit; three grandchildren, Kathleen, Jameson and Liam, all of Lee’s Summit; two brothers, Beeler Jones and Jesse (and Mary Ellen) Jones, both of Dixon; other relatives and friends.
...Graveside funeral services were held January 23, 2015, at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Reverend David Owsley officiated.
...Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanleydickeyfuneralhome.com.
...Arrangements by Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Sunee Gayle Bailey
... Sunee Gayle Bailey, 61, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life on January 7, 2015, at her home. She was born November 24, 1953, in Kansas City, the daughter of Robert Eugene “Bob” and Opal Ester (Holzbaur) Bailey.
... Sunee spent most of her life in the Pleasant Hill area, graduating from Pleasant Hill High School in 1972. In 1992, she graduated from Graceland University, Lamoni, Iowa with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing.
... Sunee worked at several area hospitals, including V.A. Medical Center in Kansas City and Cass Regional Medical Center in Harrisonville, where her sweet disposition and kind and gentle ways made her a favorite with her patients.
... Sunee was a member of the United Methodist Church of Pleasant Hill.
... She was preceded in death by her parents, Bob and Opal Bailey and one brother, James A. Holzbaur.
... Sunee is survived by one niece, Debbie Holzbaur Jones and husband Jim of Pleasant Hill; one nephew, James Holzbaur, Jr. and wife Mary of Oak Grove; one great nephew, Blaine Bunch, Jr. of Pleasant Hill; four great-nieces, Jamie Kelley and husband T. J. of Blue Springs; Hollie Youngblood and husband Richard, Danielle Jones and Megan Jones, all of Pleasant Hill; three great-great nephews; four “sisters of the heart,” Sandy Bailey of Bakersfield, Calif.; Lisa Harmon, Robyn Hamilton and Katie Player, all of Pleasant Hill; special friends, Julie Lyons and family of Lee’s Summit and Beverly Starks of Pleasant Hill, other relatives and many friends.
... Cremation has been accorded. A Celebration of Life Memorial Visitation was held January 17, 2015, at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill.
... Sunee desired contributions in her memory to American Cancer Society, Kansas City Metro Office, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri 64105; Cedar Cove Feline Conservatory and Educational Center, Louisburg, Kansas (donations may be made online) or to a “no kill” animal shelter of your choice.
... Arrangements by Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Karen Sue Armstrong
...Karen Sue Armstrong, 73, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life on January 15, 2015, at her home surrounded with love and family. She was born August 26, 1941, in Carrollton, Missouri, the daughter of William Jennings and Cora Esther (Adkins) Doyle. 
...Karen grew up in Carrollton and Fort Madison, Iowa and then moved to Independence, Missouri. Karen was a 1959 William Chrisman High School graduate. 
On January 2, 1959, she was united in marriage to Charles Frank Armstrong in Independence.
...Karen was a homemaker, proudly raising her five children and many grandchildren.  She was also the secretary and co-owner of Armstrong Stone Contracting for over 35 years. 
...She was a wonderful cook and enjoyed canning food from the garden. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints most all of her life.  She and Charles are presently members of the Lee’s Summit 3rd Ward.
...Karen was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, Dale Castle, Lee Castle and Everett Castle.
...She is survived by her sweetheart and best friend, Charles, of the home; five children, Shelly (and Mark) Journey of Linwood, Kansas; Sherry (and Kirk) Ketcham of Overland Park; Charles Armstrong Jr. of Pleasant Hill, Kristy (and Kent) Livingston of Broomfield, Colo.; Kelly (and Keith) Boehmke of Pleasant Hill; 12 grandchildren, Hollie, Grant, Marcus, Lindsey, Chelsey, Daniel, Meaghan, Matt, Haleigh, Steve, Jessica and Kelsey; six great grandchildren, Piper, Henry, Charlotte, Caroline, Porter, Ste-ven;  four sisters, Linda Gordon of Littleton, Colo.; B. J. (and Phil) Nikkel of Tucson, Ariz.; Janet Castle of Kansas City, and Laurie Castle of Independence;  other relatives and many friends.
...Funeral services were held January 19, 2015, at the funeral home.  Family and close friends officiated.  Interment followed in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. 
...Casket bearers were Brian Brock, Daniel Journey, Marcus Journey, Matthew Ketcham, Steve Livingston and Massey Sloop.
...Memorial contributions may be sent to the KU Endowment, University of Kansas Comprehensive Cancer Center Designation Account 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.

Ted J. Spiwak
... Ted J. Spiwak, 91, passed away January 6, 2015, at Pleasant Hill Health & Rehab Center.
... He was born June 19, 1922 in Kansas City, the son of Vincent A. and Sophia (Krzyzek) Spiwak. He served in the United States Army during World War II. He was united in marriage to Margurette L. Lewis on October 9, 1942 in Kansas City. He farmed near Holden for over 60 years. Ted was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, where he was also a member of Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed bowling in years past, as well as being outdoors.
... Survivors include four children: Bob Spiwak and wife, Carol of Lee's Summit; Ted Spiwak and wife, Karen of North Kansas City; Patty Jasper and husband, Dale of Holden, and Christopher Spiwak of Grain Valley; son-inlaw, Mike Boston of Lee's Summit; sister, Irene Dinges of Pleasant Hill; brother, Chester Spiwak of Kingsville; 15 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.
... He was preceded in death by his wife, Margurette; daughter, Loretta Jean Boston; sister, Jennie Powell; brother, Jesse Spiwak and grandson, Henry Boston.
... Father Pete Savidge was the officiating clergy for a funeral mass January 10, 2015, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Holden.
... Interment followed in Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Holden with military graveside honors, provided by Holden Veterans of Foreign Wars, Memorial Post #5844 and Munday-Hancock Post #90, American Legion.
... Memorial contributions are suggested to the Holden Food Pantry or Warrensburg Veterans Home.
... Arrangements were under the direction of the Williams Funeral Chapel in Holden. Online condolences may be left at www. williamsfuneralchapel. net.

William Ray McClintock
... William Ray McClintock, 82, of Liberty, passed away December 30, 2014, peacefully at his home and surrounded by his family.
... A memorial service was held January 7, 2015, at Westridge Christian Church, in Raytown.
... He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Florence (Green) McClintock of the home; brothers, Clark of Independence; and Dale of Pleasant Hill; three children; one stepdaughter, and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, extended family and friends.
... Because of Ray's love for children, the family encourages contributions to the Shriners Hospitals for Children®; 2900 Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL 33607. Online condolences may be expressedat www.speakschapel.com
... Arrangements by Carson Speaks Chapels, 816-2527900.

Edwin B. Wilkinson
...Edwin Benjamin Wilkinson, 94, Lone Jack, died January 1, 2015 at the Missouri Veterans Home in Warrensburg.
...Edwin was born December 30, 1920 in Lone Jack, the son of John Wesley and Eula May (Bynum) Wilkinson. He attended grade school in a one-room schoolhouse called the Liberty School, one mile away from the family farm in rural Johnson County, Missouri. He was a 1938 graduate of Lone Jack High School.
...In 1943, Edwin joined the U. S. Navy and attended Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois, where he graduated from the Officer's Training Midshipman's School in December, 1943. He served in WWII as an officer on two naval ships, the U.S.S. Storm King and the U.S.S. Bountiful. During his service, he earned three medals of distinction, the Asiatic Pacific 4 Star, the Philippine Liberation 2 Star, and the American Theatre WWII Victory Medal.
...After the war, Edwin continued his education at Central Missouri State Teachers College from 1946-1947 and received his Bachelor of Science degree in education, with a major in agriculture and biology and a minor in industrial arts. In 1948, he graduated from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture. He received his Teacher's Certification in 1949 and taught Vocational Agriculture to Veterans in Cass County.
...On November 18, 1950, Edwin married Florence Kerr. They had six children. Throughout his life, Edwin worked part time on the Wilkinson family farm, outside of Lone Jack, where he assisted his father and brother, raising livestock, cattle, sheep and pigs and a variety of crops. Edwin was employed at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant, outside of Kansas City, for several years and then in 1972, he went to work as a rural postal carrier in Lone Jack. He retired from the Post Office in 1995 with 23 years of service.
...Edwin has always been a hard working individual, showing his devotion and dedication, not only through his work on the farm, but by serving his community through his occupation. He has enjoyed spending time with his family and is proud to have had the opportunity to serve and protect his country during WWII. He was a member of the Lone Jack Christian Church, a 50+ member of the Jewel Masonic Lodge #480 AF&AM, Pleasant Hill.
...Edwin was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Florence, on January 17, 2013, and one granddaughter, Lisa A. (Loftis) Piburn on April 11, 2011. He is survived by two sons, Jack E. Wilkinson (Carolyn), Lone Jack, and William "Wesley" Wilkinson (Jeff Baer), Elverta, Calif.; four daughters, Lois A. Loftis (Phillip), Lone Jack; Vicki L. Cada, Lee's Summit; Sherry M. Aldridge (Roger), Lone Jack, and Lori F. Wilkinson, Lone Jack; one sister, Florence Adams, Oak Grove; nine grandchildren and 16 greatgrandchildren.
...Masonic service/funeral service was held January 6, 2015 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville. Burial was in Lone Jack Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lone Jack Cemetery or to Lone Jack Christian Church.
...Arrangements under the direction of Atkinson Funeral Home, Harrisonville. Online condolences may be made to atkinsonfuneralhome.com.