Pleasant Hill, Missouri            Wednesday, April 23, 2014             ©2013 Pleasant Hill Times

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Dennis Lloyd Elliott
....Dennis Lloyd Elliott 57, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life April 19, 2014, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, surrounded with love and family.
....He was born September 12, 1956, in Harrisonville, the son of Lloyd Hugh and Fern Ann (Terril) Elliott.  Dennis was a 1974 Pleasant Hill High School graduate. 
....Dennis has been a farmer his entire life, owning and operating Elliott Farms near Pleasant Hill.  
....In his spare time, he enjoyed collecting old car memorabilia and antiques and was an avid vintage car enthusiast.  
....He was a member of the Pleasant Hill First Christian Church and a member of the Dairy Farmers Association.
....Dennis was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Adam Elliott, one sister, Karen Ware and one brotherin-law, Doug Kruse.
....He is survived by one son, Daniel K. Elliott of Pleasant Hill; one daughter, Corinne S. Elliott of Pleasant Hill; one step-son, Benjamin Cunningham of Elkhorn, Nebr.; one granddaughter, Adyson Elliott of Pleasant Hill; one brother, Dale (and Kailonie) Elliott of Pleasant Hill; two sisters, Linda (and John Paul) Dobson of Higginsville, and Loraine (and Gary) Gardner of Sacramento, New Mexico; two nephews, Jacob Elliott and Brian Bunch of Pleasant Hill; one niece, Carrie Jennings of Grain Valley; other relatives and many friends.
....Visitation will be held 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at the funeral home.
....Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 24, 2014, at the funeral home.  Rev. Frank Slaughter will officiate. Interment will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
....Casket bearers are Jim Akers, Corey Flatden, Thomas Hartsell, Randy Jackson, Mike Kircher, Dave Parris and Ronnie Parris.  Honorary casket bearer is Russell Parris. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Pleasant Hill First Christian Church and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
....Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com.
....Arrangements are under the direction of the   Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Goldie Ann (Sloan) Rook
....Goldie Ann (Sloan) Rook, 92, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life on April 18, 2014, at Lee's Summit Medical Center. She was born April 15, 1922 near Archie, the daughter of James M. and Louisa Pauline (Weddington) Sloan.
.... Goldie spent her younger years in Harrisonville and was a member of the 1940 graduating class of Harrisonville High School.
....On October 19, 1940, she was united in marriage with Leslie Eugene Rook in Clinton. Goldie and Leslie lived in Pleasant Hill for a short time before moving to Butler, and then to Peculiar. In 1959, the Rook family moved back to Pleasant Hill. Mr. Rook passed away in July of 1968 and Goldie continued to live in Pleasant Hill.
....In 1963, Goldie went to work at Western Electric in Lee's Summit and retired as an inspector in 1983 after 20 years of service.
....In addition to her husband and parents, Goldie was pre-ceded in death by two brothers and three sisters.
....She is survived by one son, John Rook of Pleasant Hill, and two daughters, Jean Ann Young and husband Charles of Pleasant Hill and Carol S. Jones of Greenwood; 10 grandchildren, 18 greatgrandchildren, 19 great-great grandchildren, other relatives and many friends.
....Funeral services for Goldie A. Rook are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at the Wallace Funeral Home with Rev. Tim Casteel officiating.
....Casket bearers will be Matt Jones, Scott Good, Charles Young, Jr., Wesley Young, Allen Barnard and Brad Suelter. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., April 22 at the funeral home.
....In Memory of Goldie A. Rook, the family suggests contributions to the Everett Cemetery.
....Arrangements are under the direction of the Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Margery Slaughter
....Margery Slaughter passed on in her home surrounded by love on April 15, 2014.
.... She is survived by her husband, Ivan, of the home; eldest son, Stan and wife, Linda of Lee's Summit; son, Bill and wife Susan, of Fairfax; son, John and wife Sarah of Fresno, Calif.; youngest son, Mark and wife Paula of Marshfield; and daughter, Ella and husband Ed of Greenwood.
....She has seven grandchildren: Joshua, Amy, Brian, Ben, Kevin, Elizabeth and Emma and 12 great grandchildren. Marge lived life whole heartedly with an earnest joy for teaching, fishing, quilting, and her family. She was born in Green, Kans., then moved to St. Joseph, where she attended Benton High School and Missouri Western Junior College. She finished her degree in home economics at MU in 1943.
....Marge and her siblings were enthusiastic participants in 4-H with Marge attending the National Club Congress three times and winning 4H's highest honor in Leadership in 1941. Her passion for club work and the "Learning By Doing" model carried through two generations in The Hustlers 4-H club she and Ivan started in Greenwood in 1947.
....Margery had a strong volunteer spirit. She coordinated collections for the March of Dimes, worked in PTA at Greenwood Elementary for 21 years, and organized bazaars and Bible Schools for Greenwood Presbyterian.
....Her work in the craft circle in the Lee's Summit Hospital Auxiliary was valuable. Marge was also a member of the Lee's Summit Quilters Guild and Woodland Home and Garden Club.
....As a member of Aldersgate UMC, she participated in the Classics group, helped decorate the sanctuary and new building, served as a coordinator for the church's Heart Teams, and traveled on mission trips several years.
....As a Mom and Grandmother, she was supreme! Her cookie jars and meal time tabletops were always brimming with delectable choices. She made her own patterns and sewed all types of clothing items. She loved to garden, continued to enter food, quilts and crocheted items into county fairs and often won top honors. Marge and Ivan shared nearly 70 years of marriage. Marge will be dearly missed by her family and friends.
....A Memorial service will be held 3:00 p.m., April 26, 2014, at the Aldersgate UMC in Lee's Summit. The family suggests contributions to Kansas City Hospice Foundation, Aldersgate UMC or Missouri 4-H Foundation.
....Arrangements are under the direction of the Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Nancy Mays Burger
....Nancy M. Burger, 77, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life on April 7, 2014 at John Knox Hospice Care in Lee's Summit. She was born December 15, 1936 in Chicago, the daughter of Anna and Stanley S. Tracz.
....Nancy spent her younger years in the Chicago area and attended the University of Illinois.
....On September 29, 1956, Nancy was united in marriage with Clarence Leroy Burger, Jr. They made their home in the Chicago area until 1975 when they moved to Boilingbrook, Illinois and in 1985, they moved to Pleasant Hill.
....Nancy had been an administrative assistant for an insurance company. In her spare time, she enjoyed acquiring antiques and was co-owner of Nan-Clars Antiques in Pleasant Hill.
....Nancy was very active in the Pleasant Hill community, serving on the District #5 Water Board, the Tri-County Water Board, Board of the Village of Baldwin Park, Meals on Wheels and was an avid contributor to all veterans organizations.
....Nancy was a member of the Catholic Church.
....She was preceded in death by her parents, Anna and Stanley S. Tracz and one sister, Maureen Swierczynski.
....Nancy is survived by her husband, Clarence Leroy Burger, Jr. of Pleasant Hill; three sons, Lawrence Burger and wife Christine of Smyrna, Georgia; Mark Burger and wife Diane of Lee's Summit, and Scott Burger and wife Christy of Goodyear, Ariz.; three daughters, Leeann Stack and husband Ronald of Champaign, Ill., Laura Lee and husband Robert of Canton, Mich. and Nancy Harte and husband William of San Diego, Calif.; 12 grandchildren, one great grandson, other relatives and friends.
....Mass of Christian Burial was held April 10, 2014 at St. Bridget Catholic Church in Pleasant Hill with Monsignor Robert Murphy officiating.
....Casket bearers were Lawrence Burger, Mark Burger, Scott Burger, Leeann
Stack, Laura Lee and Nancy Harte. Burial was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
....In memory of Nancy M. Burger, the family suggests contributions to John Knox Village Hospice Care, 400 NW Murray, Lee's Summit, Missouri 64081 or Wayside Waifs, 3901 Martha Truman Road, KCMO 64137.
....Arrangements by Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Inez Emaline Eib
....Inez Emaline Eib passed away April 7, 2014. She was born on January 15, 1918 in Paden, Okla. to James Henry Donathan and Delila (Healt) Donathan.
....She moved to California at the age of 12 to live with her father. There she met Elmer Jess Eib and became his wife on Jan. 15, 1938, her 20th birthday. They moved the family to Kansas City, their home for the next 54 years.
....After the death of her husband, Inez moved to Pleasant Hill to live with her daughter, Linda Adams. She spent the last two years of her life at the Pleasant Hill Health & Rehab Center.
....She was a member of Strasburg Baptist Church.
....She is preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Jess Eib, July, 1994, and her son, Elmer Charles Eib, November, 1989.
....She is survived by a daughter, Linda Adams and son-inlaw, Glen of Pleasant Hill; a daughter-in-law, Carol Eib of Arizona; a sister, Sarah Powell of Oklahoma; five grandchildren, Debbie and (Dave) Dodson of Pleasant Hill; Kenny and (Patrice) Adams of Pleasant Hill; Kim Eib and (Gary Cameron) of Sugar Creek; Michelle Eib of Las Vegas and Kevin Eib of Alaska; six great grandchildren, Josh and (Rebecca) Richcreek, Amanda Richcreek and (Brandon Beecher), Justin Saighman, Stephen Adams, Spencer Adams and Macee Adams; three great great grandchildren, Sawyer, Daylin and Aubrey and many nieces and nephews.
....Memorial donations may be made to Grace Hospice.
....Funeral services were under the direction of Muelebach Funeral Home. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Kansas City.

Robert Dale Wilmoth
....Robert Dale Wilmoth, 59, of Lee's Summit, formerly of Pleasant Hill, departed this life, April 11, 2014, at the Lee's Summit Medical Center. He was born, January 31, 1955, at the Memorial Hospital in Harrisonville, the son of Lillard C. and Betty Anne (Russell) Wilmoth.
....Robert was a 1973 Pleasant Hill High School graduate. On September 1, 2001, he was united in marriage to Joyce Wilson, formerly of Pleasant Hill, at the Lee's Summit United Methodist Church.
....Robert was employed early in his career as a mechanic for their family owned Phillips 66 service station on Metcalf Avenue in Overland Park. He then worked as a service writer for Royal Chevrolet in Harrisonville, and later for Don Kahan Chevrolet in Lee's Summit.
....In his spare time he enjoyed music, history, Royals baseball and was an avid golfer. He attended the Lee's Summit United Methodist Church.
....Robert was preceded in death by his mother Betty on November 24, 2007.
....He is survived by his wife Joyce of Lee's Summit; one step-daughter, Jessica (and Bryan) Stephenson of Overland Park; one grandson, Nick Stephenson of Overland Park; his father, Lillard Wilmoth of Pleasant Hill; one sister, Carson Anne Wilmoth of Pleasant Hill; one brother, Todd Russell (and Linda) Wilmoth of Clinton. Ill.; one niece, two nephews, other relatives and many friends.
....Cremation has been accorded. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 19, 2014, at the funeral home. Rev. Hubert Neth will officiate. Inurnment will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
....Visitation will be held 9:30 a.m. until service time at the funeral home on Saturday.
....Memorial contributions are suggested to the Wounded Warrior Project and may be sent in care of the funeral home. Online condolences www.stanleydickeyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Stanley-Dickey Funeral
Home, Pleasant Hill.

Connie B. Dillon
....Mr. Connie B. Dillon, 72, a lifelong resident of Pleasant Hill, departed this life, April 3, 2014, at his home as a result of an accidental drowning, after falling into a well near his home.
....He was born September 5, 1941, in Pleasant Hill, the son of E.B. and Elsie V. (Buchanan) Dillon. Connie was a 1959 Pleasant Hill High School graduate.
....On October 30, 1960, he was united in marriage to Willa K. Russell in Pleasant Hill.  They have enjoyed nearly 54 years of marriage together.
....Connie was employed as an autoworker for General Motors retiring in 1988; although retired from GM, he continued working as an Angus cattle farmer.  He was a member of the United Auto Workers Union Local #93 and a member of the Angus Association.
....In his spare time, he enjoyed mushroom hunting, golfing, NASCAR and watching the K.C. Chiefs; he especially loved fishing.
....The family would like for all of his friends and family to "Catch a good fish or pick a nice mushroom; then have a drink for Connie.  He died with his boots on!"
....Connie was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother Everett Dillon.
....He is survived by his wife Willa of Pleasant Hill; two sons, Scott (and Linda) Dillon and Steve Dillon, of Pleasant Hill; three granddaughters, Cheyann Dillon of Los Angeles, Calif., Chelesy (and Perry) Hanes of Pleasant Hill, and Lindsey (and Jeremiah) Lutman of Stafford, Kans.; three great grandchildren; Jacob, Bella and Trinity; one sister, Pat (and Gary) Fuhr of Pleasant Hill; other relatives and many friends. 
....Cremation has been accorded. A memorial visitation will be held 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. , April 9, 2014, at the funeral home. 
....Memorial contributions are suggested to the Strasburg Cemetery 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. 

Robert Neal Gilliland
....Robert Neal Gilliland, 84, of Kansas City, departed this life, April 4, 2014, at the Armour Oaks in Kansas City.
....He was born September 11, 1929, in Kansas City, the son of Emmett Lee and Bessie Adella (Davidson) Gilliland. Robert was a 1946 Paseo High School graduate.
....He was a United States Air Force Korean War Veteran. On September 15, 1961, he was united in marriage to Mildred Ailene McMillan Grady in Miami, Okla. She preceded him in death on January 9,
2013.
....Robert was employed as a Radio Mechanic for T.W.A. for 35 years retiring in 1991. Prior to his time in the service, he was a radio disc jockey in Kennet, Missouri.  He was a member of the Northland Cathedral Assembly of God Church.  He was also a member of the American Legion and a U.A.W. Union member. He was an avid bowler, bowling in three leagues until just a few months ago.
....Robert was also preceded in death by two brothers, Emmett Lee Gilliland, Jr. and Joe Gilliland; and one sister, Marianne Goheen.
....He is survived by one daughter Sheryl (and Rick) Lavelock of Pleasant Hill;
three step-daughters, Marceleen (and Robert) Haralson of Stockton; Dona (and Russell Jr.) Jones of Platte Woods, and Deborah Lieurance of Gladstone; one sister, Martha Clark of Kansas City; nine grandchildren, six great grandchildren; other relatives and many friends.
....Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m., April 9, 2014, at the funeral home, where visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.
....Graveside military services and interment will follow at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, with full military honors by the United States Air Force and the Pleasant Hill Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3118 Honor Guard.  Casket bearers are Rick Clark, Jay Haralson, Jake Lavelock, Rick Lavelock, Scott Lavelock and Colby Lieurance. 
....Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanleydickeyfuneralhome.com.
....Arrangements by StanleyDickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Bonnie Baker
....Bonnie Baker, 84, passed away March 29, 2014, surrounded by her children and friends at the Benton House of Lee's Summit.  Bonnie was born October 27, 1929, in Abingdon Virginia to James Vance and Bonnie (Keller) Lyon.
....She attended Lees-McRae College in North Carolina for two years, studying religious education. She married Eugene Baker, October 8, 1955, in Paducah Kentucky.
....She and her husband moved to Danville, Iowa in 1965.  Bonnie worked as a secretary in the Purchasing Department at Mason and Hanger in Middletown, Iowa for 24 years, retiring in 1991.
....She was a long time member of the Danville United Methodist Church; recently transferred to the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church. In Danville, Bonnie was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, the Entre Nous Club, as well as being active in many facets of the Danville Methodist Church.
....In 2006, she moved to Pleasant Hill to be near her youngest grandchildren.
....She is survived by daughter, Patricia Baranov of Burlington; son, Eugene Lawrence Baker Jr., also of Burlington and Joe Baker of Pleasant Hill.
....Bonnie treasured her daughters in-law, Diane and Sandy; grandchildren, Robin, Travis, Jaime, Chris, Steve and Sarah, as well as her four great grandchildren. She is also survived by two sisters, Lula Lee Ball of Gallatin, Tenn., and Shirley Pritchard of Reading Pa, and many nieces and nephews. 
....She was preceded in death by her husband on December 13, 2005; one sister, Isabelle Johnson, and two brothers, Byrd Lyon and James Vance Lyon Jr.  
....Funeral services were held April 5, 2014 at Elliott Chapel, New London.  Pastor Jerry Rigdon officiated.  Interment was in Jaggar Cemetery in rural Danville.  
....A memorial has been established to the Alzheimer's Association. Arrangements by Elliott Chapel, New London.

Gayla June Clark Whisenand Williams
....Gayla June Clark Whisenand Williams entered into eternal peace on April 3, 2014. Gayla was born June 29, 1943, second daughter of the late Dorothy and Floyd Clark, Sr.
.... She retired from Western Electric in 1989 and moved to Jefferson City with Jim Williams, her husband of 24 years. Later Jim and Gayla settled in Pleasant Hill.
....Gayla is preceded in death by her older sister, Marvalynn Clark Hilden. Gayla is survived by her husband, Jim Williams of the home; three children, Russell Whisenand, Rachelle Whisenand-Franzeskos and Tracy Whisenand, all from the Lee's Summit area; her brothers, Floyd Clark, Jr. of Leawood, Kans., and Joel Clark of Kansas City; her sisters, Bonny Clark English of Houston, Tex. and Robynn Clark Saucier of Lee's Summit; seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
....A Celebration of Life was held April 8, 2014 at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill with Mr. James Briggs officiating. Casket bearers were Jared Whisenand, Jamiee Whisenand, Christian Lewis, Tom English, Keith Clark and Caleb Clark. Honorary Bearers were Russell Whisenand and Tracy Whisenand. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
.... In honor of Gayla June Clark Whisenand Williams, the family suggests contributions to Vitas Hospice Care, 2316 E. Meyer Blvd., Kansas City, Missouri 64132 Atten: Jackie Johnson, 7th Floor.
.... Arrangements by Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Wilbert Bryant
....Wilbert Bryant, 72, of Freeman, passed away on April 1, 2014, away at his home surrounded by family and friends.
.... He was born on March 17, 1942 in Stockton, the son of Donald Morton and Alma Glendola (Hoerning) Bryant. In March, Wilbert was diagnosed with acute leukemia.
.... On July 23, 1960, Wilbert married the love of his life, Patsy Ann Simmons in
Miami, Okla.
....Wilbert attended school in Stockton and worked at the Chevrolet garage for several years.  Later he moved to Kansas City area where he worked as a painter at an apartment building for several years.  He retired in 1996 due to being injured on the job.
....Wilbert pastored a church for several years. Wilbert always loved to fish.
....Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a son-inlaw, Ricky Birch and many aunts and uncles.
....Wilbert is survived by his wife of 53 years, Patsy A. Bryant of the home; a son, Russell Bryant and wife Vickie, Pleasant Hill; two daughters, Teresa Balducci and husband Leonard, Freeman; Melissa Mitchell and husband Scott, Belton; 15 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Billy D. Bryant, Greenfield, Mo., Jerry Bryant, Stockton; two sisters, Anna Mae Lebow, Belton; Carolyn Borden, Independence; other relatives and many friends.
....Funeral services were April 5, 2014 at the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, with burial in the Freeman Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville. To send the family online condolences, please visit www.dickeyfh.com

Mary Edith, McCormack
....Mary Edith McCormack, 83, died April 3, 2014.  She was born August 4, 1930 to Gregory and Mary (Hochard) Feldkamp. 
....She married Morris McCormack on June 2, 1949 in Pleasant Hill. He died January 6, 1998. 
....She is survived by seven children, Stephen (Suzy) McCormak, Tulsa, Okla.; Richard McCormack, Kansas City; Mary (Jim) Stueve, St. George, Kans.; Marilyn McCormack, Manhattan, Kans.; Marcia Schlegel, Wichita Kans.; Maria (Dan) Sender, Louisville, Kans.; and Patrick (Annette) McCormack, Wichita; 24 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and one brother, Michael (Elaine) Feldkamp, Belton.
....A rosary was held April 6, 2014, and funeral mass, April 7, 2014, at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church. Burial followed at Calvary Cemetery.  ............Memorials to St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church and Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice. Share condolences at www.CozineMemorial.com. Services by Broadway Mortuary.

Martha LaVawn
Ford
....Martha LaVawn Ford, 89, of Pleasant Hill, formerly of Lawson, passed away on April 4, 2014, at the Pleasant Hill Health and Rehabilitation Center, surrounded with love and family.
....She was born, October 14, 1924, in Okmulgee, Okla., the daughter of Jefferson Davis and Mary Lucinda (Cable) Arnold. 
....LaVawn was a 1938 Clinton High School graduate.
....On June 28, 1952, she was united in marriage to William Hugh Ford in Leavenworth, Kans.  He preceded her in death on March 11, 2003.
....LaVawn had been employed as an office worker for the Katz drug store in Kansas City.  Later she worked as a keypunch operator for Phillips 66 and Coast to Coast. 
....She was a former member of the St. Ann Catholic Church in Excelsior Springs and was a current member of the St. Bridget Catholic Church in Pleasant Hill.  She had been a member of the Pleasant Hill Lions Club. 
....LaVawn was also preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, J. D. Arnold and Edward Arnold.
....She is survived by her daughter, Karen Judith Ford, of Pleasant Hill; one sister, Mary LaVern Robertson of Parkville; one sister-in-law, Catherine Bush of Overland Park; 10 nieces and nephews; numerous great nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.
....Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 12, 2014, at the St. Bridget Catholic Church.  The Recitation of the Rosary will be held at 9:00 a.m. with visitation following until service time at the church.  Monsignor Robert Murphy will officiate.
....Graveside services and interment, Saturday afternoon in the Hillcrest Cemetery, Excelsior Springs.
....Casket bearers are Adam Bennett, Jerry Ferguson, Kenny Nauss, Luke Shrout and Paul Shrout. 
....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.

Nancy Mays Burger
....Nancy Mays Burger, 77, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life on April 7, 2014 at John Knox Village Hospice.
....Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, April 10, 2014 at St. Bridget Catholic Church in Pleasant Hill with Monsignor Robert Murphy, officiating.
....Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Rosary Recitation will be 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, 2014 with visitation immediately following until 8:00 p.m. at the Wallace Funeral Home.
....Arrangements under the direction of the Wallace Funeral Homee of Pleasant Hill

Richard Eugene Ray
....Richard Eugene Ray, 60, Cleveland, departed this life on March 21, 2014 at his home. He was born March 28, 1953 in Lexington, Mo., the son of William A. and Ruth L. (Hunter) Ray.
....Richard spent most of his lifetime in the Belton and Cleveland, Missouri area. He attended school in Belton, after which he proudly served his country in the United States Air Force for four years. After his honorable discharge, Richard returned to the Belton area to make his home and in 1998 moved to Cleveland, Missouri.
....Richard was a self-employed "handyman" and a member of Trinity Baptist Church.
....He was preceded in death by his parents, William A. and Ruth L. (Hunter) Ray and infant twin sisters.
....Richard is survived by two sons, Richard "Glenn" Ray and wife Heather of Drexel, and Anthony William Ray of the home; two brothers, Kenneth W. Ray of Sedalia, and Eddie Ray of Lincoln, Missouri; one sister, Jayne Whitston of Sedalia; extended family, Luther and Susie Mack of Cleveland; two grandsons, Timothy and Kenny, other relatives and many friends.
....A graveside service was held March 26, 2014 at the Cleveland Cemetery. Pastor Lyle Schow officiated. Casket bearers were Richard "Glenn" Ray, Anthony "Tony" Ray, Luther Mack, John Mack, Richard Kinsey, Gary Allen Ray, Brad Rudkin and grandsons, Timothy and Kenny.
....Military honors were presented at the gravesite by the United States Air Force from Whiteman AFB, Knob Noster, and Missouri Military Funeral Honors Team from V.F.W. Post #3118 of Pleasant Hill.
....Arrangements by Wallace Funeral Home of Cleveland and Pleasant Hill.

Leo H. Hitt
....Leo Harley Hitt, 89, of Pleasant Hill, was born January 1, 1925, in Lincoln, Nebraska, the son of Henry Theodore and Reta Mae (Burr) Hitt. He departed this life on March 24, 2014, at his home.
....Leo was a 1942 Pleasant Hill High School graduate. He proudly served for three years in the United States Army during World War II in the United States and the Pacific Theatre of operations.
....On January 1, 1947, he was united in marriage to Evelyn Elizabeth (Stalnaker) in Paola, Kansas.
....Leo was employed as a part time letter carrier in the Pleasant Hill post office in 1947 and over 32 years rose to Assistant Postmaster before retiring in 1980. He was a Life Member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3118 where he served as Post Commander in 1959. He was a member of the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church. His interests included amateur radio, wood working and photography.
....He is survived by his wife Evelyn of the home; his brother, Douglas Theodore Hitt of Lee's Summit; three children: his son, John Allen Hitt of Lee's Summit, his daughter, Linda Marie (son-in-law Dan) Wilson of Kansas City and his son, Timothy Gilbert (daughter-in-law Daphne) Hitt of Pleasant Hill; three grandchildren, Jeff (fiancée Lynne) Wilson of Kansas City, Kimberly (husband Mike) Spence of Kansas City, Kans. and Savannah (husband Chris) Webber of Pleasant Hill; six great grandchildren, Taylor, Haley, Nick, Joe, Remi and Esme; other relatives and a host of friends.
....Funeral services were held March 27, 2014, at the funeral home. Pastor Carl Knapp of the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church officiated. The Final Salute Ceremony was performed by the Pleasant Hill VFW Post #3118 members.
....Graveside military services and interment followed at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery with full military honors by the U.S. Army and the Pleasant Hill VFW Post #3118 Honor Guard. Casket bearers were John Hitt, Dan Wilson, Tim Hitt, Jeff Wilson, Mike Spence and Chris Webber.
....Memorial contributions are suggested to Grace Hospice and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
....Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanleydickeyfuneralhome.com
....Arrangements by Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Raymond Clifton Bumgardner
....Raymond Clifton Bumgardner, 72, departed this life on March 26, 2014. He was born July 17, 1941 in Celt, Mo. to James & Katie Bumgardner. Raymond graduated East High School in KCMO in 1959, and entered the Air Force the same year. He became a Fire Control System Mechanic for the B-52 and received an honorable discharge in 1964.
....Raymond was a computer programmer for 20 years.
....He was a third degree Mason, and was active in the International Order of Rainbow Girls with his daughters in the early 90's and received the Grand Cross of Color.
....He was preceded in death by his parents, James & Katie, sister Phyllis and twin brother Richard.
....He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Beth, of the home; daughter Amy (Glenn) of Cocoa, FL; daughter, Jamie (Josh) of Pleasant Hill, daughters of the heart, Jessica and Sarah; nine grandchildren, Nicole, Hannah, Josephine, Allison, Grady, Christian, Lydia, Lauren and Spencer.
....He is also survived by four brothers and sisters; Robert (Nancy) of Ark.; Paula (Gerald), Phebe (Ron) and Ransom of Missouri and many nieces and nephews.
....A memorial service will be held at Grace Family Fellowship, 125 N Armstrong Street, Pleasant Hill, at 1:30 p.m., April 19, 2014. Arrangements by Heartland Cremation & Burial Society.

Heather Ann Parris
....Heather Ann Parris, 58, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life March 29, 2014, at the Vitas Hospice Center of Research Hospital, Kansas City. 
....She was born January 3, 1956, in Holden, the daughter of Earl Wilson and Clarice Jean (Ferguson) Mitchell.  Heather was a 1974 Pleasant Hill High School graduate. 
....On January 11, 1974, she was united in marriage to Ronald Parris in Pleasant Hill. He survives, although they are no longer married. 
....Heather started her pharmacy career in high school working at the Rexall Chamber & Buckner's Pharmacy in Pleasant Hill as a soda jerk.  She went on to become a Certified Pharmacy Technician for St. Mary's Hospital and for the last 27 years at the Sam's Prescription Shop in Raytown. 
....She was a former member of the Hickory Grove Baptist Church where she had served as a Sunday School teacher, was a member of the United Methodist Church in Pleasant Hill and was currently attending the Southview Baptist church.  She was a member and former secretary of the Beta Sigma Phi sorority in Pleasant Hill.
....Her friends and customers will remember her as always happy and positive with a strength and determination unparalleled by anyone.   Her entire life was lived with a steadfast faith and love for her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 
....Heather was preceded in death by her parents, an infant son, Ronald Earl Parris, and an infant granddaughter, Malie Lashay.
....She is survived by two daughters, Misha Parris and Kelly (and Joey) Geier, both of Pleasant Hill; one brother, Gary (and Laura) Mitchell, of Harrisonville; two sisters, Anna Marie (and Joseph) Shepherd of Warsaw, and Mary Mitchell of Apex, North Carolina; other relatives and many friends. 
....Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at the funeral home.  Rev. Sean Brooks of the Southview Baptist Church, Raytown, will officiate.  Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. 
....Casket bearers are Kurt Brent, Dennis Elliott, John Frick, Joey Geier, Chris Linville, Dennis Ross and Steve Yoder.  Honorary casket bearers are Gary Mitchell, Ronnie Parris and Russell Parris.  
....Memorial contributions are suggested to the Pleasant Hill Lay-Clergy Council and may be sent in care of the funeral home. 
....Arrangements by Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

James Norman Prewitt
....James Norman Prewitt, 85, of Windsor, Colo., formerly of Pleasant Hill, departed this life, March 10, 2014, at the Windsor Health Care Center. He had been in declining health for several years.
....He was born April 19, 1928, in Pleasant Hill, the son of James E. and Elizabeth (Mikkelsen) Prewitt.
....Norman grew up in Pleasant Hill where he attended elementary school and two years of high school. He left school early for health reasons. He then farmed alongside his father and grandfather until 1951.
....In April 1951, he joined the Army, and served in Germany until his discharge in March, 1953. While serving, he earned his G.E.D.  
....After his military service, he worked as a machinist for the Bendix Corporation in Kansas City, from 1953 to 1965, then at J.R. Prewitt and Sons in Pleasant Hill and later for RB Industries in Harrisonville. He retired in 1990.
....Norman first married Doris A. Kessler in 1951. To this union four boys were born: Mark, Joel, Richard and David.   Norman and Doris divorced in 1961. In 1965 Norman was united in marriage to Ida (Tolliver) Pierce. Ida preceded him in death in April, 1991. In 1992, Norman married Marie McDuff of Divide, Colo. He and Marie made their home in Colorado.  She preceded him in death in November, 2010.
....Norman was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, infant NormaJean Prewitt, Mari E. Meadows, and Lois B. Barnes; and one brother-in-law, Don Dickerson.
....He is survived by his four sons, Mark A. (and Mary Lou) Prewitt of Bates City; Joel N. Prewitt of Tulsa, Okla.; Richard L. (and Lacey) Prewitt of Long Beach, Miss.; and David S. Prewitt of California; his stepson, Ron (and Linda) McDuff of Longmont, Colo.; three sisters, Ramona (and Elmore) Sherman and Rita Dickerson, all of Pleasant Hill, and Nancy (and Joe) Kardwell of Orient, Long Island, New York; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.
....Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., April 5, 2014, at the funeral home. Reverend Brent Dickerson will officiate. Graveside military services and interment will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery with full military honors by the U.S. Army and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3118 Honor Guard.
....Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
....Memorial contributions are suggested to be given to the Pleasant Hill Meals on Wheels and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
....Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Eugene Russell
"Rusty" Murry Jr.
....Eugene Russell "Rusty" Murry Jr., 56, of El Dorado Springs, formerly of Pleasant Hill, passed away March 12, 2014, at his home after a long battle with cancer.
....He was a reporter for the Nevada Daily Mail.
....He was born Nov. 16, 1957, in Jefferson City, to Eugene Russell Murry Sr. and Bonnie Sue (Rector) Murry, who both preceded him in death.
....He spent his early years in the Pleasant Hill area and after high school served our country as a member of the United States Army.
....It was after his diagnosis with cancer in his mid-30s that he decided to attend college. He was a graduate of Missouri State University with a degree in the journalism field.
....He lived for many years in the Nevada, Deerfield and El Dorado Springs areas and was a longtime employee of the Nevada Daily Mail, where he covered a wide range of topics and stories throughout the years.
....In what spare time he could find, Rusty hunted and fished and loved spending time writing. He also loved reading books of any kind.
....He was involved in the Children's Lighthouse Theatre in El Dorado Springs where he served as a Board Member, was a supporter of Vernon County Relay for Life, and recently became involved in the new Emergency Preparedness Program for Nevada.
....Survivors include his children, Nathan Murry and Erika, of El Dorado Springs, and Maddy Crawford and Ben, also of El Dorado Springs; brother, Carl Murry and Cherene, of El Dorado Springs; sisters, Karen Richardson, of Pleasant Hill, and Brenda Yack, of Kansas City; grandchildren, Landon Murry, Mallori Murry, Emory Crawford, Brogan Crawford and Keeton Crawford; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
....A visitation gathering was held March 22, at the Ferry Funeral Home. The family has requested donations to Vernon County Cancer Relief in Rusty's memory.
....Arrangements by Ferry Funeral Home of Nevada. View obituary and send condolences online at www.ferryfuneralhome.com.

Barbara Ann Snow
....Barbara Ann Snow, 57, of Irving, Texas, departed this life December 30, 2013 in Dallas, Texas.
....She was born December 20, 1956, in Kansas City, the daughter of Conrad Ira and Virginia Irene (nee Warren) Snow.
....Barbara was a performance manager for AT&T.
....Prior to moving to Texas, she had lived in Wichita, Kans., St. Louis, Independence and Raytown. She began work for AT&T August 8, 1977 as a call center operator and served in many different capacities.
....She was preceded in death by her parents, one infant brother, a brother, Conrad Warren Snow as well as her beloved pup, Chrystal.
....Early in life, she was a member of the Camp Fire Girls. She was a member of the Blue Ridge Presbyterian Church, Raytown, and was baptized December 8, 1968.
....She is survived by one brother, Keith (and Gloria) Snow of Roeland Park, Kans.; nephew, Sean (and Dana) Snow and daughters, Lee's Summit; niece, Rene Snow of Independence and other relatives, friends, coworkers and special friend, Paul Worley, Hemet, Calif.
....Cremation has been accorded. A graveside memorial service will be held 10:00 a..m., Saturday, March 29, 2014, at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Rev. D. Kent Deubner will officiate. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanleydickeyfuneralhome.com.
....Arrangements are under the direction of the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Bobby Leonard
Thomas
....Bobby Leonard Thomas, Sr, 51, of Independence, departed
this life March 17, 2014, at the North Kansas City Hospital.
....He was born on November 18, 1962, in Tawas, Mich., the son of Jerald Joseph and Caroline Rose (Styles) Thomas.
....On October 31, 2004, he was united in marriage to Susan Jean West in Belton. Bobby was a gifted tree trimmer and had been employed by the Joe Gray Tree Service.
....Bobby was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife Susan of Independence; two sons, Bobby (and Heather) Thomas, Jr. and Joseph Thomas, both of East Tawas, Mich.; two stepsons, William Roger Godfrey, II of Stover, Missouri, and Aron LaGene (and Kathryn) Godfrey of Independence; one stepdaughter, Lynn Cabrera of East Tawas; his stepmother, Anita Gayle Thomas of Independence; two brothers, Glenn (and Cynthia) Thomas of Independence and Gerald Thomas of East Tawas; one sister, Loretta Thomas of Houston, Texas; 11 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.
....Cremation has been accorded. No services are scheduled at this time. Arrangements are under the direction of the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant
Hill

Richard Eugene Ray
....Richard Eugene Ray, 60, departed this life on March 21, 2014 at his home in Cleveland, Missouri.
....He was born March 23, 1953 in Lexington, the son of William A. and Ruth L. (Hunter) Ray.
....A graveside service and interment for Richard Eugene Ray is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at the Cleveland Cemetery, Cleveland, Missouri, with Pastor Lyle Schow officiating. Military funeral honors will be conducted by the Missouri
....Military Honors team from V.F.W. Post #3118 of Pleasant Hill.
....The family received friends from 5-8:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at the Wallace Chapel in Cleveland, Missouri.
....Arrangements by Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill and Cleveland, www.wallace-funeralhomes.com.

Estella Jane
Robinett
....Estella Jane Robinett, 94, formerly of Pleasant Hill, departed this life March 19, 2014, at the Meadowview Health Care Center in Harrisonville.
....She was born, March 15, 1920, in Pleasant Hill, the daughter of Syranus Griffith, Sr. and Clara F. (Bunnell) Griffith. Estella was a 1940 graduate of Pleasant Hill High School.
....On May 18, 1940, she was united in marriage to Lew Virgil Robinett in Sedalia. He preceded her in death on April 12, 1998.
....Estella was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters. She is survived by one son Dennis Robinett of Kansas City; one daughter, Gayle Gibson of Lee's Summit; one brother, Lawrence (and Margaret) Griffith of Raymore; three grandchildren; three great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
....Private graveside services were held in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill

Douglas Vance "Van" Murray
....Douglas Vance "Van" Murray, 43, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life, March 12, 2014, at his home, surrounded with love and family after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.
....Van was born November 23, 1970, in Independence, the son of Norman Douglas and Vicki (Vance) Murray.
....Van was a 1989 Oak Grove High School graduate. Later he earned his Bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland.
....He was a United States Army veteran, proudly serving in the Iraq Theatre of Operations during Desert Shield and Desert Storm.
....On December 11, 2004, he was united in marriage to Rebecca J. George in Pleasant Hill.
....Van was employed as a service manager for Orkin Pest Control.
....While serving in the Army, he served with the Military Police. Later he used that experience and was an officer with the Sedgwick County sheriff's office.
....In his spare time, he enjoyed camping, fishing and NASCAR. He spent many hours manicuring his lawn and each Christmas, he dazzled his neighborhood with a spectacular light show.
....Van is survived by his wife Becky of Pleasant Hill; four sons, Douglas Reed (and Alyssa) Murray, of Camp Pendleton, Calif.; Steven Andrew Murray of Odessa; Ryan Braden Murray and Geoffrey Vance "Bean" Murray, both of the home; his parents Norman and Vicki of Blue Springs; one sister, Suzy Scarborough of Oak Grove; other relatives; and a host of friends.
....Funeral services were held March 17 at the funeral home. Rev. D. Kent Deubner of the Pleasant Hill First Christian Church officiated. Casket bearers were Vern Camey, Bob George, Scott George, Ricky Fisher, Douglas Murray and Neil Tischer.
....Following the memorial service, graveside military services and interment were held in Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Higginsville.
....Memorial contributions are suggested to "Going Purple for the Murrays" and may be sent in care of the funeral home. Online condolences www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com.
....Arrangements were under the direction of the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Donald Ray Gardner
....Donald Ray Gardner, 74, Kingsville, passed away March 9, 2014, at Lee's Summit Medical Center.
....He was born September 19, 1939, in Kansas City, son of Wallace and June (Hamilton) Gardner.
....After spending his early childhood in Pleasant Hill, he lived most of his life in the Kingsville community. He graduated from Kingsville High School. On February 10, 1961, he married Ruth Evelyne Strate.
....Don had worked at Stahl Specialty Company and Blum's Service Station in Kingsville; owned and operated Gardner's Restaurant in Kingsville, and retired from propane delivery for MFA. He attended the Medford United Methodist Church, near Holden.
....He leaves his wife, Ruth, of the home; three sons, John Gardner, Kingsville; Robert Gardner, Holden, and Wayne Gardner, Kingsville; one brother, Bill Gardner, Lee's Summit; one sister, Berna Dene Yates, Raytown, and seven grandchildren.
....Funeral services were held March 12, 2014 at Ben Cast & Son-Wood Funeral Home, Holden. Interment was in Holden Cemetery.
....Memorial contributions are suggested the American Cancer Society.

Richard "Dick"
Collins
....Charles Richard "Dick" Collins, 73, departed this life March 1, 2014, at his home in Pleasant Hill.
....He was born on March 13, 1940, in Pleasant Hill, the son of James Lloyd and Elsie (Ferguson) Collins.
....On September 11, 1959, he was united in marriage to his high school sweetheart, Judith Anne Brown in Pleasant Hill.
....Following their marriage the couple moved to Kansas City and later Raytown to raise their four children. They returned to Pleasant Hill in 1989.
....Judy preceded him in death on December 4, 2009.
....There is no doubt that it was but moments after his death that he heard her say, "You're home! Whatcha been doin'?"
....He had missed hearing those words.
....Dick was employed in the printing industry as a printer for Spangler Printing and in the composing room of The Kansas City Star.
....He later worked in sales at Raytown Printing, Advertisers Litho and at Maywood Printing in Independence until the time of his death.
....He was an Advisory Director for the Research Hospital Foundation, an active member of St. Anne's Episcopal Church in Lee's Summit, the Sugarland Estates Homeowners Association and the Lee's Summit Woodworkers Guild.
....In his free time, he enjoyed fishing, woodworking, traveling, motorcycle riding, the Kansas City Symphony and manicuring his lawn.
....In addition to his wife, Dick was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Richard Darin Collins.
....He is survived by a son, Doug Collins and wife, Lori of Kansas City; a daughter, Chris-Anne Gebauer and her husband, Phil, of Greenwood; a son, Devin Collins and wife, Mickey, of Pleasant Hill; four grandchildren, Eli, Sara, Cole and Dravin; a brother, Howard and wife, Sandy, of Pleasant Hill; a sister, Ruth Ann Faith and husband, Jim, of Independence; other relatives and many friends.
....Cremation has been accorded.
....The family will host a celebration of life service at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 15, 2014, at St. Anne's Episcopal Church in Lee's Summit. Rev. Meg Rhodes will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
....Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery at a later date.
....The family suggests memorial contributions to Research Foundation Nursing Scholarship Fund or St. Anne's Episcopal Church and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
....Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com.
....Arrangements are under the direction of the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Geneva (Genie)
Bradhurst
....Geneva (Genie) Bradhurst, 83, of Kansas City, passed away at Care Haven Homes in Leawood, Kans. on February 24, 2014. She was born August 7,1930.
....A beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend, she leaves lasting memories with all whose lives she touched.
....After raising her own children while living in Kansas City, Palatine, Ill. and Houston, Tex., she and her late husband Ronald Nelson Bradhurst relocated to their retirement home in Buffalo, Kans. where they cherished their many visits with their 10 grandchildren and four step grandchildren. A talented artist, crafts woman, gardener, cook and homemaker, she relished bringing comfort and joy to her loved ones.
....She was preceded in death by her parents, Glens Wayne Lawrence and Virginia Louise (Boatman) Lawrence; husband, Ronald Nelson Bradhurst and daughter, Laurie Ann Connolly.
....She is survived by sons, Nelson Wayne Bradhurst and wife Ramona and Jon Bradhurst; daughters, Jana Lynn Bradhurst and Ronda Lea Bradhurst; grandchildren, Thomas Bradhurst, Nicole McKinnie, Jeremiah Bradhurst, Jenny Brown, Iris Connolly, Sean Connolly, Neil Connolly, Graham Bradhurst, Greyson Bradhurst and Fiona Bradhurst; great grandchildren, Kenzie Bradhurst, Gavin Bradhurst, Garret Bradhurst and Avram Bradhurst; step grandchildren, Brandy Saunders, Michael Saunders, Joseph Saunders and Melissa Bransford.
....Funeral services were February 28, 2014 at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill, with Chaplain Rebecca "Beck" Schubert officiating. Casket bearers were Toby Bradhurst, Nicole McKinnie, Graham Bradhurst, Greyson Bradhurst, Jeremiah Bradhurst, Jenny Brown, Fiona Bradhurst, Sean Connolly, Neil Connolly and Iris Connolly. Interment was in the Raymore Cemetery.
....Arrangements by Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Opal Lorrine Reed
...Opal Lorrine Reed, 97, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life February 27, 2014, at the Crown Care Center in Harrisonville, surrounded with ...She was born January 13,
1917, in Moorhead, Iowa, the daughter of Leander Clark and Laurine Katherine (Madison) White.
...On Nov. 3, 1938, she was united in marriage to Lester Boyd Reed in South Sioux City, Nebr. He preceded her in death on July 1, 1965.
...Opal had been employed as a seamstress for the Pleasant Hill Garment Factory for many years. Later she worked for Remington Arms in Lake City, a plastics factory in Blue Springs, and as a cook at Boweilers restaurant.
...She was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ. She was also an active member and officer of the Senior Citizens Congress of Cass County. Her hobbies included quilting and knitting. She most enjoyed helping others by volunteering and assisting the elderly. She volunteered as a cook for several years with Pleasant Hill Meals on Wheels.
...Opal was also preceded in death by one son, Leon Reed; one daughter, Maryland Lyons; one granddaughter, Tammy D. Byrd; seven brothers, Loy White, Arthur White, Harvey White, Kay White, Clark White, Louis White and Merrill White and two sisters, Mable Smith and Irma Cave.
...She is survived by one son Leland (and Donna) Reed of Pleasant Hill; two daughters, Diana Wilmoth of Pleasant Hill, and Adena (and Jess) Elam of Kingsport, Tenn.; 16 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; 12 great-great grandchildren; one sister, Ruth Hausmann of Cherokee, Iowa; other relatives and many friends.
...Funeral services were March 4, 2014 at the funeral home. Evangelist Eugene
Jenkins officiated. Graveside services and interment will be held 3:00 p.m. March 5, 2014, in the Nigh Cemetery, Lamar, Mo. Casket bearers are Darren Reed, Kent Reed, Eric Reed, Leon Reed, Jack Wilmoth and Jacob Wilmoth. Honorary casket bearers are Jimmy Barrow, Gary Elam, Jess Elam, Robert Lyons, Morgan Miller and Jeffrey Wilmoth.
...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.

Anita Louise Golden
...Anita Louise Golden, 77, of Harrisonville, formerly of Pleasant Hill, departed this life February 25, 2014, at her home in Harrisonville.
...She was born December 29, 1936 in Boone County, Missouri, near Ashland, the daughter of William P. and Lorraine (Hudson) Rippeto.
...On December 29, 1954, she was united in marriage to Archie W. Durham in Woodriver, Ill. He preceded her in death on February 5, 1972. She later married Clearance M. Golden in Edina, Mo. He preceded her in death on October 10, 1999.
...Anita had been employed at the Colonial Poultry Farms in Pleasant Hill and was a housekeeper in the area for many years. She loved to reminisce and talk about growing up in Boone County. A favorite past time was watching "The Price is Right." She read the "Daily Bread" devotional every day and then would
send it to a family member who she thought would benefit from its meaning.
...Anita was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Danny Durham, and one sister, Sharon Haeffner.
...She is survived by one son Darrell Durham of Kirksville; three daughters, Diana (and Darrell) Hale of Belton; Davnah Durham of Lee's Summit, and Darla Durham of Harrisonville; five nephews, Steve, David, Mark, Curt and Jimmy; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
...Visitation will be held 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at the funeral home. Graveside funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Rev. D. Kent Deubner of the First Christian Church will officiate.
...Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Lucy N. (Punziano)
Palomba
....Lucy N. (Punziano) Palomba, 91, departed this life on February 21, 2014, surrounded by her loving family.
....She was born on March 7, 1922, in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of Michele and Carmela (Tortora) Punziano.
....Mrs. Palomba spent mostof her life in New York.Lucy was a member of St. Gregory The Great Roman Catholic Church in Williamsville, New York. In 1948, Lucy Punziano accompanied some friends and family to Coney Island where she was introduced to a handsome young shipman named Leonardo Palomba.
....Two years later, on February18, 1950, Lucy and Leonardo were united in marriage at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Brooklyn, New York.
....They made their home together in Brooklyn.
....Lucy was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother.
Her entire life revolved around her family and her church.
....She was a wonderful cook and always ensured her guests left with a full belly. Leonardo Palomba passed away on April 9, 2003, and Lucy continued to live in New York until May of 2005 when she moved to the Midwest to live with her son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Laura Palomba and family.
....In addition to her husband, Leonardo, Lucy was preceded in death by her parents, Michele and Carmela Punziano; one daughter, Virginia A. Honegger; three brothers, Vincent, Carmine and Angelo Punziano and one sister, Sophie Bello.
....Lucy is survived by one son, Michael and Laura Palomba of Pleasant Hill, and their children Michael, Nicholas, Christine and Lauren; one son-in-law, Joseph Honegger of Buffalo, New York and his children, Marissa, Kara and Joseph, and six great grandchildren. She is also survived by one sister, Mary Tepedino of Long Island, New York; one brother-in-law, Domenico Palomba of Naples, Italy, and many other relatives and friends.
....A Rosary Recitation was held February 23, at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill with Monsignor Robert Murphy of St. Bridget Catholic Church officiating. The family will receive friends from 4 until 8 p.m., Thursday, February 27, 2014 at the Perna, Dangler, Roberts Funeral Home, in Williamsville, New York.
....A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:00 a.m., Friday, February 28, 2014, at St. Gregory The Great Roman Catholic Church, 200 St. Gregory Court, Williams-ville, New York 14221.
....Burial will be in the Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Lockport, New York. Arrangements were under the direction of the Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Norma Carroll
Walker
....Norma Carroll Walker, 73 of Pleasant Hill, departed this life, February 18, 2014, at her son's home near Pleasant Hill.
....She was born July 11, 1940, in McFall, Mo., the daughter of Robert A. and Clara Deloris (Dilley) Fanning.
....Norma was a 1958 St. Joseph Lafayette High School graduate.
....On November 6, 1959, she was united in marriage to James F. Walker, Sr. in St. Joseph.
....He survives, but they are no longer married. Norma owned and operated the Quisenberry Feed Store near Pleasant Hill, but most of her life she was a homemaker.
....She also raised horses, both Arabian and Appaloosa breeds.
....In her spare time she enjoyed her horses, spending time at the lake and time with her family.
....Norma was preceded in death by her brother Robert J. Fanning.
....She is survived by two sons, James F. (and Anita) Walker, Jr. of Creighton, and John F. (and Laura Howie) Walker of Pleasant Hill; one daughter Vicki L. (and Phil) Carter of Pleasant Hill; 10 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; other relatives and many friends.
....Funeral services were held February 22, 2014, at the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home in Pleaant Hill with Rev. Tony Reynolds officiating.
....Interment was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Casket bearers were Russell Mapes, Richard Nading, Toby Veraguth, James Walker, Jr., James Walker, III and John Walker. Honorary casket bearers were Brian Delp and Scott Delp.
....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 atwww.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com.
....Arrangements were under the direction of the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Father Donald
Cleary
....Father Donald Cleary, 84 of Olathe, formerly of Harrisonville, departed this life February 23, 2014.
....Funeral services are pending.
....Service times and a complete obituary will be published
in next week's edition of the Pleasant Hill Times and on line at www.dickeyfh.com.
....Arrangements are under the directioon of the Dickey Funeral Home in Harrisonville.

Georgia A.
Palmer
...Georgia A. Palmer, 91, of Kansas City, departed this life February 23, 2014, at the St. Joseph Medical Center, surrounded with love and family.
...She is survived locally by her daughter and son-in-law Laurie Jo and Jim Holmes, in Pleasant Hill.
...Funeral services are pending.
...Service times and a complete obituary will be published in next week's edition of the Pleasant Hill Times and online at www.stanleydickeyfuneralhome.com.
...Arrangements ae under the direction of the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong, Pleasant Hill, Missouri 64080 (816) 540-5550.

Thomas Andrew
"Andy" Nicholls
....Thomas Andrew "Andy" Nicholls, 51, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life on February 13, 2014, surrounded by his loving family, at Kansas City Hospice House.
....He was born June 14, 1962, in Harrisonville, the son of John Warner Nicholls and Sharon (Parris) Nicholls.
....Andy was a lifelong Pleasant Hill resident and a 1980 graduate of Pleasant Hill High School. As a child he was baptized in the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church.
....On December 9, 1988, Andy was united in marriage with Debra Marie Harrald at the First Christian Church of Pleasant Hill and they established their home in rural Pleasant Hill.
....Andy was a farmer, he relished every aspect of his profession and found comfort and joy in "working in the dirt and just being outdoors."
....He enjoyed auctions and antiquing, keeping an eye out for oil lamps and beer steins to add to his collection.
....Andy loved his family and took great pride in his sons and
grandsons, passing along to them his love of the land and nature.
....He was preceded in death by his father, John Warner Nicholls and his mother, Sharon (Parris) Nicholls.
....Andy is survived by his wife, Debra Nicholls, of the home; two sons, Jon Robert Nicholls and wife Kathryn of Pleasant Hill, and A. J. Nicholls, of the home; one sister, Taylene Faulkenberry and husband, Terry of Pleasant Hill; three grandsons, Brooks, Mika and Logan Nicholls, a host of other relatives, extended family and many friends.
....Funeral services for Andy Nicholls will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill with Seventy Becky Carlile officiating.
Casket bearers will be Wayne Korn, Bill Wendell, Kevin Carlile, Courtney Carlile, Chris McKinney and Charles Blalock. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at the funeral home.
....In memory of Andy Nicholls, the family suggests contributions to one of the following: Kansas City Hospice House, 9221 Ward Parkway, Kansas City, Mo. 64114-9808; American Cancer Society, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, Kansas City, Mo. 64105 or a charity of your choice. Arrangements by Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Dakota Charles
Jackson
....Dakota Charles Jackson, 20, of Pleasant Hill, departed this
life on February 10, 2014 at his home in Pleasant Hill. He was born November 16, 1993 in Warrensburg, the son of David Glenn and Rhonda Ann (Swofford) Jackson.
....Dakota was a lifelong resident of Pleasant Hill and a 2012 graduate of Pleasant Hill High School, where he excelled in football. After graduation, Dakota attended St. Mary's College in Leavenworth, Kansas.
....Dakota was a heavy equipment operator and was employed by Dunn Transportation. He was a member of Local #101 Operators Union of Kansas City. Dakota attended The Echo Church in Pleasant Hill.
....Dakota was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather,
Charles "Ray" Jackson. He is survived by his loving parents, David Glenn and Rhonda Ann (Swofford) Jackson of the home; one brother, Jacob Glenn Jackson and wife Bobbi of Pleasant Hill, one very special niece, Julian Carlile; paternal grandmother, Norma Jackson, maternal grandmother, Kathy (Hooper) Fleener and husband Bill, and maternal grandfather, Ronnie Swofford, all of Pleasant Hill; aunts and uncles, Harvey and Susan Jackson of Freeman; Randy Jackson of Pleasant Hill; Debbie and Danny Spiwak of Kingsville; Mary Jackson of Harrisonville; Terry and Kim Jackson, and Scott and Angie Lees, all of Pleasant Hill; Jimmy Swofford of North Kansas City; Crystal Fleener of Harrisonville; Chris and Kristine Swofford of Peculiar; Andrew Swofford of the Westport area in Kansas City; Ryan and Debra Elkins, and Josh and Jennifer Hendrix all of Arkansas; many cousins, other relatives and many friends.
....Funeral services were held February 15, 2014 at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill with Pastor Shawn Gray, officiating. Casket bearers were P.J. Waugh, Tully Byrne, Nick Prewitt, Blake Higgs, Sam Sherwood, Hunter Mounce, Jake Dierking and Zach Taylor.
....Burial was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery with Scott Todd, officiating. The family suggests contributions, in memory of Dakota, be made to David and Rhonda Jackson for an educational fund to be established for his niece, Julian. Arrangements by Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill

Loeda Irene Helmig
....Loeda Irene Helmig, 76, of Lone Jack, departed this life February 10, 2014, at her home, surrounded with love and family.
....She was born April 4, 1937, in Hollywood, Calif., the daughter of Stephen and Izola Loeda (Snow) Marriott.
....On September 30, 1956, she was united in marriage to Russell L. Helmig in Lone Jack.
....Loeda was a 1955 Lone Jack High School graduate. She later attended the St. Luke's School of Nursing and graduated in 1974.
....She was employed as a Registered Nurse and Patient Care Supervisor for Truman Medical East retiring in 1996. While in high school, she worked part-time as a telephone operator for United Telephone in Lone Jack. Later, and prior to nursing, she was a homemaker and a telephone operator for Black, Sivalls, & Byson, as well as Butler Manufacturing in Kansas City.
....She was an active member of the Lone Jack Christian Church. She played the piano and organ for over 45 years, served as a Sunday school teacher, worked with the children's ministry, was a member of the CWF, and provided the church with a puppet ministry. She was also a member and active volunteer with the Lone Jack Civic Club, Lone Jack
Museum and the Red Hats Society.
....Loeda was preceded in death by her parents and an infant
daughter.
....She is survived by her husband Russell, of the home; three sons, Stephan Helmig of Stafford, Tex., Jim (and Terri) Helmig of Warrensburg, and John Helmig-Barrett of St. Louis; five grandchildren, Jeff (and Lacey) Helmig of Raytown;
Trista (and Ian) Rizk of Houston, Tex.; Ryan Helmig, Jordan Helmig and Katelyn Helmig, all of Warrensburg; two great grandchildren, Sammi Helmig and Sage Rizk; one brother, Phillip Marriott of Lone Jack; two sisters, Carolyn (and Larry) Hinkle of Independence, and Mary Jane (and Roger) Nelson of Lone Jack; other relatives and a host of friends.
....Funeral services were February 14, 2014, at the funeral home. Rev. Ann Kircher of the Lone Jack Christian Church officiated. Interment was in the Lone Jack Cemetery. Casket bearers were Keith Beasley, Jim Briegel, Harold Hackler, Jeff Helmig, Jordan Helmig and Ryan Helmig.
....Memorial contributions are suggested to the Lone Jack Christian Church or Village Hospice and may be sent in care of the funeral home. Arrangements by Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

John Paul
Robertson IV
...John Paul Robertson IV, 36, of Lee's Summit, died February
11, 2014, after a long battle with depression.
...John was born February 15, 1977, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to John Robertson III and Connie (Grantham) Robertson.
...With support from family and friends, Johnny fought his depression and graduated from Lee's Summit High School in
1995.
...The years immediately following were some of the best of his life, spent enjoying his friends while working odd jobs and taking very openended road trips. He dreamed of being an archeologist, but his love of family was much stronger, and he married Heather Michele Lamanno on October 18, 1998. Their son, Drue Lamanno Robertson, was born March 10, 1999.
...A devoted father, John supported his family by attending technology school and working for Sprint, where he was employed for 14 years, most recently as a Test Engineer II. But his beloved coworkers were his career.
...John was married to Heather Dawn Tilly in the Laura Conyers Smith Rose Garden in Kansas City, on September 18, 2004. Their son, Calvin Spencer Robertson, was born April 6, 2010.
...John was working to finally achieve his archeology dreams as a student in UMKC's PACE program, where he was an Osher Scholar.
...He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather John Robertson, Jr. and his maternal grandmother, Mary Grantham.
...He is survived by his wife, Heather; two sons, Drue Robertson and Calvin Robertson; his parents John and Connie Robertson; his sister, April Cereceres; paternal grandmother, Joan Robertson, of Albuquerque; maternal
grandfather, Robert Grantham, of Ravenwood, Mo.; many other relatives, friends, coworkers and classmates.
...Funeral services were February 15, 2014, at the funeral home. Rev. Jeff Brinkman officiated. Honorary casket bearers were Drue Robertson, Jacob Robertson, Brian Stevenson, Courtney Brewer, Bryan Walton and Robert Noack. Graveside services and interment were held February 16, 2014, at the High Ridge Cemetery, Stanberry.
...Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention 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.

Marilynn O.
Engelbrecht
...Marilynn O. Engelbrecht, 82, of Belmond, formerly of Harrisonville, passed away February 9, 2014, at Iowa Specialty Hospital in Belmond. She was born June 22, 1931,
in Sioux City, Iowa, to Benjamin E. Cruzan and Helena M. Princelaw.
...Marilynn married Lawrence O. Engelbrecht of Kansas City, on September 30, 1950.
...Marilynn worked as a bookkeeper at the Federal Reserve and Park National Bank prior to being a wife, mother and homemaker. She also managed the finances for her husband's business, Cass County Ceramics.
...She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents and a son-in-law. Marilynn is survived by her children, Cheryl Edwards (Dale) of Beloit, Wisc.; Deborah Engelbrecht of Nevada, Mo.; Dwayne Engelbrecht of Kansas City; Janette Swenson (Jim) of Belmond, Iowa, and Jennifer Bolduc (Richard) of St. Peters, Mo.; 10 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren and brothers, Marvin and wife Macy of Shell Knob, Mo., and Allen of Eureka Springs, Ark.
...Funeral services were held February 17, 2014, at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Harrisonville.
...Memorials may be directed to Our Savior Lutheran Church. Fond memories and condolences for the family may be left at www.floralhillsfuneralhome.com.
. .Arrangements by D.W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Funeral Home, Kansas City.

James C. George
...James C. George, 83 of Lexington, passed away February 16, 2014, at the Benchmark Healthcare Center, Lexington.
...James Carl George was born on March 13, 1930 in Pleasant Hill, to Robert Thomas and Ruth Lillian Chandler George.
...He was an Army veteran, serving in Korea. After serving in the Army, James enlisted in the National Guard.
...James married Ethel Mae Fitchner on June 13, 1954, in Pleasant Hill. He had worked for United Telephone of Lexington as a lineman and trouble shooter for 35 years.
...James was a member of the 1st Christian Church, Pleasant Hill, the Lexington V.F.W. and American Legion and past den master of Scout Troop 318.
...Survivors include a son, Daniel George and wife, Theresa, Lexington; a daughter, Kimberly Warden, Smithville; 10 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Also surviving is a sister, Roberta Martin and husband, Ray, Pleasant Hill. .........James was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, a son, James and a brother, Robert Lee.
...Funeral services will be held on February 19, 2014, at 2:00 pm at the Walker Nadler Fuller Funeral Home, Lexington.
...Visitation will be held on Tuesday, at the funeral home from 6 to 8 pm.
...Burial will be in Lexington, Memory Gardens with military rites and memorials may be made to the family.

Cleo Laverne
Chasteen
....Cleo Laverne Chasteen, 89, of Pleasant Hill, Mo., was born, Sept. 11, 1924, in St. Claire County, Mo., the daughter of Clarence and Ruth (Taylor) Domer. She died at 6:45 a.m. Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, at her home in Pleasant Hill.
....Cleo was a 1943 Appleton City High School graduate. On July 25, 1947, she was united in marriage to Dean M. Chasteen in Kansas City.
....Cleo spent her entire life as a missionary. She and Dean spread the Gospel of Salvation in the Lord Jesus Christ to the Central African Republic from 1952 to 1971. In 1971 they returned to the United States and continued their mission by working with the Carver Baptist Bible College in Kansas City.
....Her hobbies included reading and crocheting, for which she is famous for her crocheted puppy dogs. She also led a very active prayer ministry.
....Cleo was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Delmar Domer; and two sisters, Marie Heiserman and Doris J. Wix.
....She is survived by her husband Dean of the home; five children, Vickie and Bruce R. Cady, Tim D. and Toni Chasteen, all of Lee's Summit, Darryl R. and Cheryl Chasteen of Liberty, Terry L. and Susan Chasteen of Olathe, Kan., and Cathy L. and Houston Sears of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa; one brother Glenn H. Domer, of Butler; 20 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; other relatives; and many friends.
....Funeral services were held on Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, at the Grace Baptist Church on Paseo in Kansas City, with Dr. Aaron Lavender and Pastor Jim King officiating. Private family services was in the Strasburg Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to the ministry of Carver Baptist Bible College and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
....Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome. Arrangements by Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Ronald Lee Lamb
....Ronald Lee Lamb, 63, Kingsville, passed away January 31, 2014, at home. He was born October 9, 1950, in Burlington, Iowa, the son of Lawrence Clifford and Phoebe Madeline (Buck) Lamb.
....He graduated from high school in Mediapolis, Iowa, in 1968 and had lived in
Lee's Summit and Pleasant Hill before moving to Kingsville six months ago.
....On October 10, 1970, he married Diane Heston in Burlington. Mr. Lamb was a residential home builder and a member of the Lee's Summit Seventh Day Adventist Church.
....He is survived by his wife Diane, of the home; one son, Ron Lamb, Jr. of Branson; two daughters, Chrissy Fletcher, Kansas City; and Jenifer Hickman, Holden; two sisters, Linda McCabe and Debbie Anderson, both of Burlington, Iowa; eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
....Funeral services were held February 10, 2014 at the Lee's Summit Seventh Day Adventist Church. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
....Arrangements by Ben Cast & Son - Wood Funeral Home, Holden.

Norman Glen Shore
....Norman Glen Shore, 86, of Strasburg, departed this life February 1, 2014, at John Knox Village Hospice Center. He was born April 20, 1927, in Kansas City, the son of Paul and Hazel (Kimsey) Shore.
....Glen was a Paseo High School graduate and a proud World War II United States Navy Veteran.
....In November 1946, he was united in marriage to Martha Ann Whisler in Oklahoma. She preceded him in death on April 18, 2008.
....Right out of the Navy, Glen went into farming. He owned and operated his farm near Strasburg all of his adult life.
....He was a gifted story teller and loved visiting and talking with friends.
....He was also preceded in death by one grandson, Robbie Shore, and his sister, Alene Duvall.
....He is survived by two sons, Robert Glen (and Patricia) Shore and Tony (and
Brenda) Shore, all of Kingsville; one daughter, Linda (and William) Tye of Evansville, Ind.; eight grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; four great great grandchildren; other relatives; and a host of friends.
....Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, February 6, 2014, at the funeral home. Pastor Butch Shewmaker will officiate. Interment will be in the Strasburg Cemetery.
....Casket bearers are Michael Hulett, Eric Lubke, Memo Medina, Randy Seid, Martin Shore and Steven Shore. Honorary casket bearers are Chad VanHoesen and Larry Meeks.
....Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.
....Memorial contributions are suggested to Village Hospice and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
....Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome. Arrangements by Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Donna Ruth
(Raines) Gustin
....Donna Ruth (Raines) Gustin, 60, of Centerview, departed this life January 27, 2014, at her home surrounded with love and family.
....She was born November 30, 1953, in St. Louis, the daughter of Leonard Russell and Nancy Catherine (Gordon) Coy.
....Donna spent the early years of her life in the Independence area.
....She was a 1972 Truman High School graduate.
....On November 4, 1993, she was united in marriage to William Mark Gustin in Branson.
....Donna was a partner and the vice president and secretary of Gustin and Sons
Foundation and Flatwork, Incorporated, Centerview.
....She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother; family and the Lord were the most important things in her life.
....She was a member of the Holden First Baptist Church. Donna was preceded in death by her parents and her beloved son, Mathew Curtis Raines on March 28, 2007.
....She is survived by her husband Mark and grandson Mastin Raines, both of the home in Centerview; a nephew, Jake Richcreek; four brothers; three sisters, Nancy Graybar of Belton; Debbie (and Ed) Campbell and Liz (and Ed) Clary, all of Independence; several other nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.
....Funeral services were February 3, 2014, at the funeral home.
....Pastor Ricky J. Deno, Crossroads Chaplain, officiated.
....Interment was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
....Memorial contributions are suggested to the Mastin Raines Education Fund and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
...Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome. Arrangements by Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Randy Jay Nalls
....Randy Jay Nalls, 52, of Pleasant Hill, passed away surrounded by his loving family and friends, December 12, 2013 at the Kansas City Hospice House.
....Memorial visitation was held at Park Lawn Funeral Home, in Kansas City, December 16, 2013.
....Randy was born September 5, 1961 in Kansas City, to Carl and Peggy (Clark) Nalls. He was a truck driver for TSL Companies.
....He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Rhonda Clevenger and brother, Roe Nalls. He leaves his wife, Sheryl; stepsons, Jacob Borgstadt and Logan Borgstadt; two grandsons, Cameron and Bryce Borgstadt and sister, Lisa (Dennis) Day. He was a loving uncle to many nieces and nephews, known as Uncle DeDe.
....In lieu of flowers, the family suggested memorial contributions to the Kansas City Hospice House.

Leslie Harold
"Les" Judy
....Leslie Harold "Les" Judy, 88, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life January 18, 2014, at the St. Luke's-East Hospital, Lee's Summit, surrounded with love and family.
....He was born May 2, 1925, in Oskaloosa, Kansas, the son of Alvin J. and Dora Mae (Parham) Judy. Les was a proud U.S. Navy veteran.
....On, May 29, 1963, he was united in marriage to Inez Arminta Spencer in Raytown.
....Les had been employed as a Financial & Loan Legal Representative for the Union Finance Co. Later he became a general contractor. He owned and operated the L.H. Judy General Contractor Company specializing in concrete repair and foundations.
....Les was a member of the Pleasant Hill First Christian Church. He was a former member of the Independence Kiwanis Club and Lions Club. In his spare time, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping; he especially loved a good auction.
....Les was preceded in death by four brothers, Kenneth Gully, Acey Judy, Jack Judy and Lee Judy.
....He is survived by his wife Inez of Pleasant Hill; four children, Sharon L. (and Paul) Earl of LaCygne, Kans.; Leslie H. "Les" (and Rose) Judy, Jr. of Belton; Steven Judy of Dallas, Tex., and Michelle (and Darrin) Mackey of Marshfield; five grandchildren, Brandee M (and Howard) Zahner of St. Louis; Lynsey (and Scott) Bernard of Pecos, New Mexico; Joshua Mackey, Brandon Mackey and Ryan Mackey, all of Marshfield; two great grandchildren, Paxton and Arlo; one sister, Mary Hartstock of Kansas City; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.
....Funeral services were held January 23, 2013, at the funeral home. Rev. D. Kent Deubner and Mr. Chuck Spencer officiated. Music was rendered by Rev. Tony Reynolds. Cremation was accorded following the service.
....Internment will be in the Maple Hill Cemetery at a later date. Honorary casket bearers were Ron Hartsock, Joe Nielsen, Patrick Nielsen, John Spencer, Paul Spencer and Ron Spencer. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Pleasant Hill First Christian Church and may be sent in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.
....Arrangements by the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Larry Lee Shepard
....Larry Lee Shepard, 80, of Greenwood, departed this life January 20, 2014, at his home in Greenwood.
....He was born June 6, 1933, in Hoisington, Kans., the son of William Merrill and Vella (Gaines) Shepard.
....Larry was a proud United States Navy veteran.
....On September 11, 1960, he was united in marriage to Sandra Jean Orr in Emerson, Iowa. They later divorced.
....Larry was a powerhouse engineer operator for Western Electric/AT&T in Lee's Summit for 33 years.
....He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #0189, Lee's Summit and the Chapter #91 E.A.A.
....His hobbies included tinkering with old bicycles, motorcycles and scooters, airplanes, fishing and road-side picking.
....He was preceded in death by his long time companion, Lourene Taylor and two brothers, William Shepard and Maxwell Shepard.
....Larry is survived by two sons, Robert E. (and Kara) Shepard and Richard A. Shepard, both of Pleasant Hill; two daughters Vella Jean (and Rodney) Christesen of Harrisonville, and Lori A. Thorpe, of Greenwood; eight grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; other relatives and many friends.
....Funeral services were held January 24, 2014. Mr. Damon Sasyk officiated. Full military honors were performed by the U.S. Navy and VFW Post #3118 Honor Guard.
....Cremation was accorded following the service. Inurnment will be in the Lee's Summit Cemetery at a later date.
....Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, PleasantHill.

Robert "Mac"
McLagan
....Robert "Mac" McLagan, 83, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life January 16, 2014, at the Kansas University Medical Center.
....He was born March 10, 1930, in Chicago, Ill., the son of Edward Charles and Edna (Preisler) McLagan. Mac was a United States Navy veteran.
....On November 28, 1953, he was united in marriage to Mary Lou Beuerlein in Norfolk, Va. They enjoyed 60 years of marriage.
....Mac was employed as a log buyer for the Penrod, Jurden & Clark Co., Norfolk, Va. and Pleasant Hill Veneer Corp. Later he worked for A. D. Mohr, Pleasant Hill, Independent Order of Foresters and Calmar/Pfizer, Lee's Summit. He enjoyed his retirement years as a marshall for the Country Creek Golf Course, Pleasant Hill.
....As a young man, Mac excelled in all sports, especially basketball and baseball. He was an avid golfer and loved a good game of poker. He was a member of St. Bridget Catholic Church and was a charter member and 4th degree of the Knights of Columbus Council # 13113 where he served as the treasurer for many years. He was also a member of the "Rusty Zipper" Coffee Club, Pleasant Hill. Nobody loved and enjoyed life more than Mac; he lived life to its fullest.
....Mac was preceded in death by one infant son, Michael Joseph McLagan; brother, Edward McLagan and sister, Pat McLagan.
....He is survived by his wife Mary Lou of the home; two sons, Greg (and Christie) McLagan of Littleton, Colo., and Andy McLagan, of Pryor, Okla.; three daughters, Jeannie Foster of Kansas City; Kathleen (and Ronnie) Pullin of Seguin, Tex., and Kari (and Dan) Warren of Leawood, Kans.; 13 grandchildren; four great grandchildren; other relatives and a host of friends.
....The Recitation of the Rosary was held January 20, 2014, at the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial was January 21, 2014, at the St. Bridget Catholic Church.
....Following the mass, military honors were performed by the United States Navy and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3118 Honor Guard.
....Casket bearers were Paul Beason, Pat Garry, Tom Heier, Chris Hummel, Jeff McKee, Don Palmer, Peter Sheehan and Steve Spandle. Honorary casket bearers were Marcus Foster, Ben McLagan, Brandon McLagan, Joe McLagan
and Ian Pierce.
....Cremation has been accorded; inurnment will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery at a later date.
....Memorial contributions are suggested to the Knights of Columbus Council #13113 and may be sent on care of the funeral home.
....Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com.
....Arrangements by Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, PleasantHill.

Leslie "Les" Judy
....Leslie "Les" Judy, 88, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life, January 18, 2014, at the St. Luke's-East Hospital, Lee's Summit.
....Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Thursday, January 24, 2014, at the funeral home, where visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.
....Memorial contributions are suggested to the First Christian Church Memorial Fund and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
....A complete obituary will be published in next week's edition www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com.
....Arrangements by Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Wesley "Frank"
Slaughter Sr.
....Wesley "Frank" Slaughter Sr., 89, of Lee's Summit, passed away on January 6, 2014 at Research Hospital in Kansas City.
....He was born on January 29, 1924 in Bethany, Mo. to Ivan Stanton Slaughter Sr. and Dorothy Jo Squires.
....He was married to Edith Ann Snow for the past 65 years. He grew up and attended school in Versailles, Mo., Topeka, Kans., Greenwood and Lone Jack.
....His siblings are Ivan Stanton Slaughter, Jr., Jo Henry Slaughter (deceased) and Dorothy Joann Kennedy.
....Frank is survived by his wife Ann of the home, three children, Patricia Ann Prewitt, Mary Slaughter Longaker and Wesley Frank Slaughter, Jr.; 15 grandchildren, 44 great grandchildren and one great great grandson.
....His family grew so large that he and Ann rented the roller skating rink for their family Christmas party.
....Frank was a cattle rancher and retired as a mechanic for Gibson and Bowles Quarry after 26 years of service. He loved his family, music, animals and nature.
....A "Celebration of Life" in honor of Wesley "Frank" Slaughter will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, January 26, 2014 at the Open Range Fellowship,
204 E. Casey Road, Lone Jack.
....Arrangements by Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Bette Lee
McCullough
....Bette Lee (Heffernon) Mc-Cullough, 86, departed this life, January 13, 2014 at Kansas City Hospice House.
....She was born January 24, 1927 in Neosho Falls, Kans., the daughter of Warren Edward and Leona (Fudge) Heffernon.
....Bette grew up and graduated school in Concordia, Kans. After graduation, she obtained a nursing degree. She was one of the first nurses in the United States to have specialized training as a cardiac surgical nurse.
....Bette proudly served her country in the U.S. Navy.
....In 1946 she was united in marriage with Dr. Campbell Clarence McCullough, Jr. in Kansas City, and to this union three children were born. Dr. McCullough passed away on April 1, 1983, and Bette continued to live in the Kansas City/Lee's Summit area.
....She participated in water aerobics before it was fashionable, played golf at least once a week well into her 80s and was the "Club Champion" of Milburn Country Club in 1963 and 1965. Bette was an avid and vocal Kansas City Chiefs fan and a dog lover extraordinaire.
....In addition to her husband, Dr. Campbell C. McCullough, Jr. and her parents, Warren E. and Leona Heffernon, she was preceded in death by two brothers.
....Bette is survived by one son, Campbell Clarence "Cam" McCullough, III of Peculiar; two daughters, Deborah Lee Kirk of Garden City, and Dr. Cynthia Montgomery of Omaha, Nebr.; six grandchildren, Michael Grannan, Vanessa Lee Bloom, Rebecca Lee McConville, Jasen Mc-Cullough, Mario Montenero and Maritza Montenero; four great-grandchildren, Jaden Grannan, Drew McCullough, Madeline Lee McConville and Fenix McCullough, other relatives and many friends.
....Bette was also preceded in death by her beloved dog, Kelsey.
....Cremation has been accorded and a Graveside Service and Inurnment is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Saturday, February 8, 2014 at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, 7801 Blue Ridge Blvd., Kansas City.
....Contributions in memory of Bette Lee McCullough, may be made to Kansas City Hospice House, 9221 Ward Parkway, Suite 100, Kansas City, Missouri 64114-9808.
....Arrangements by Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Donald Edward
Greene
....Donald Edward Greene, 90, a life long resident of Pleasant Hill, passed away on January 17, 2014 at John Knox Village Hospice, surrounded by his loving family.
....Don was born October 1, 1923, at 1304 N. 7 Highway, Pleasant Hill, to Artie Lee and Alice Estelle (Constable) Greene.
....Don was a patriot who served his country honorably for four years in World War II. He was a sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps, 2nd Marine Division, and fought in several major battles in the Pacific including Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Saipan and Tinian.
....At 19, he was field promoted to corporal and at 21, field promoted to sergeant. All three of his brothers served in the Armed Forces during WWII and his youngest brother, Billy, was killed in the Battle of the Bulge.
....On October 28, 1944, Don married his sweetheart, Anna Marie Hamilton, of Greenwood, and they raised two children, Donna Marie (Greene) Smith and Lawrence Allen Greene, both of Pleasant Hill.
.... Don and Anna were Methodists. He was a loving and devoted husband for 69 years.
....Most of Don's working life was spent at Bendix in Kansas City. He had over 28 years of service there. He also worked at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant in Independence.
....Don was involved with the community in Pleasant Hill, coaching little league teams and serving as an auxiliary police officer. He was also the secretary of the Booster Club in the 60s.
....He was an avid outdoorsman his entire life. He was proud of the fact that at 90 years old he was still living at home independently.
....Don was preceded in death by his parents, Artie and Alice Greene; one sister, Hilda (Greene) Keithley and three brothers, J.D. Greene, Frank Greene and Billy Greene.
....He is survived by his wife, Anna Marie Greene, Golden Years in Harrisonville; one daughter, Donna Smith of Pleasant Hill; one son, Lawrence Greene of Pleasant Hill, one grandson, Jeff Smith of Overland Park; three granddaughters, Kristi Smith of Greenwood, Stephanie (Greene) Batliner of Pleasant Hill, Janell (Greene) Ridings of Redondo Beach, Ca.; four great granddaughters, Emily Wineinger, Alyssa Batliner, Danielle Batliner and Ava Odum and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.
....A memorial visitation will be held on Thursday, January 23, 2014 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill. A graveside service with military honors will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, January 24 at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
....To honor his memory Don requested that donations be made to an animal shelter of your choice. The family would also like to thank his nurses, Shelley and Sarah at Lee's Summit Medical Center and the nurses and aides at John Knox Village Hospice for the kind and compassionate care he received.

Linda Faye Walker
....Linda Faye Walker, 71, a lifelong resident of Pleasant Hill, departed this life January 14, 2014, at her home surrounded with love and family.
....She was born, November 19, 1942, the daughter of James Leonard and Lela Faye (Rosanbalm) Parris. Linda was a 1960 Pleasant Hill High School graduate.
....In 1961, she was united in marriage to Loren A. Sloan; he preceded her in death in 1975. In 1967, she was united in marriage to Joed Clyde Rhodes, Jr., (J.C.); they later divorced. On May 29, 1977, she was united in marriage to Charles William Walker in Pleasant Hill. They have enjoyed over 37 years of marriage.
....Linda was employed by the Pfizer Pharmaceutical Company, retiring in 1995. Later she worked for the True Value Hardware Store in Pleasant Hill.
.... Linda was a lifelong member of Hickory Grove Baptist Church and a member of the "Just for Fun," Red Hat Ladies. She also volunteered at the Pleasant Hill Food Pantry.
....Linda loved sewing, gardening, traveling and motorcycling. She most loved spending time with her family.
.... She was also preceded in death by her parents.
....Linda is survived by her husband Charles of the home; three sons, Bruce (and Linda) Sloan of Pleasant Hill, Gene Walker of Kingsville, and Jim (and Candace) Arnold of Evansville, Ind.; three daughters, Lucinda Jayne (and Rick) Cline, of Pleasant Hill; Naomi Ellen Rhodes of Pleasant Hill, and Lisa Ingram of Lincoln, Mo.; three brothers, James Leonard "Jimmy" Parris, Jr., Jackie Lee (and Janice) Parris and Jon Kent (and Tawnya) Parris, all of Pleasant Hill; one sister, Sheryl Sue (and Danny) Knox of Archie; eight grandsons, Shawn, Shane, Chase, Chance, Chad, Gene, Gabe and Scott; eight granddaughters, Latosha, Cara Jo, Kindred, Kai, Courtney, Amy, Erin and Arica; and 13 great grandchildren, as well as numerous relatives and a host of friends.
....Funeral services were January 20, 2014, at the funeral home. Pastor Mark Conway and Rev. D. Kent Deubner officiated. Interment was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers were Bruce Sloan, Gene Walker, Jim Arnold, Jim Parris, Jack Parris and Jon Parris. Honorary pallbearers were Naomi Rhodes, Sheryl Knox and Gerald Bagby.
....Memorial contributions are suggested to Crossroads Hospice and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
....Arrangements by Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong, Pleasant Hill,Missouri 64080 (816) 540-5550

Kristine Marie
Crawford
....Kristine Marie Crawford, 49, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life January 15, 2014, at the St. Luke's Hospice House, Kansas City, surrounded with love and family.
....She was born, October 18, 1964, the daughter of James Walter and Patricia Marie (Vittorino) Harper. Kristine was a 1984 Ray-Pec High School graduate. She later earned an accounting degree from Platte College.
....On June 27, 1987, she was united in marriage to Robert "Bobby" Clay Crawford in Peculiar.
....Kristine has been employed in accounting for the Cornerstones of Care, DMI in Greenwood, the Rival Company, Sun Aviation, Baxter Healthcare,
Dodson Insurance and Central Co-op.
....In her spare time she enjoyed craft making, making jewelry, reading and traveling. She especially loved spending time with her family; especially her Friday nights spent watching movies at home with Bobby and her children.
....She is survived by her husband Bobby of the home; two children, Jonathan Clay Crawford and Amanda Marie Crawford, both of the home; her parents Jim and Pat of Lee's Summit; one brother, Kelly (and Teresa) Harper of Lee's Summit; one nephew, Jacob Harper; one niece, Haley Harper of Lee's Summit; other relatives and many friends.
....The family hosted a memorial gathering January 19, 2014, at the Pleasant Hill Masonic Lodge, Pleasant Hill. Funeral services were held January 20, 2014, at the funeral home. Rev. Carl Knapp officiated. Interment was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Casket bearers were Kelly Harper, Clay Hocker, Chuck Kingsolver, Ryan Whistle, Colby Yoder and Steve Yoder.
....Memorial contributions are suggested to the Kristine M. Crawford Memorial Fund or St. Luke's Hospice 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.

Kilian Michael
Gene Harvkey
....Infant Kilian Michael Gene Harvkey, the son of Zachary Eugene and Krista A'Dawn (Klemenz) Harvkey, departed this life on January 14, 2014, on the same day he was born, as a result of the chromosome abnormality Trisomy 18.
....Although Kilian was with us for a short time, he touched the lives of all who witnessed his birth and shared in his brief life here on earth; especially his older sister Rylea.
....He is survived by his parents Zak and Krista of Pleasant Hill; his sister, Rylea of the home; paternal grandparents, Russell and Kathleen Harvkey of Grain Valley; maternal grandparents, James and Frankie Klemenz of Lee's Summit; his aunts, Amie (and Fernando) Cortinas, and Melissa (and Chris) Thornsberry, of Pleasant Hill; several nieces and nephews and other relatives.
....Funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 25, 2014, at the funeral home. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home on Saturday. Monsignor Robert Murphy of St. Bridget Catholic Church will officiate. Interment will be in the Lone Jack Cemetery.
....Memorial contributions are suggested to the Trisomy Foundation 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.

Darral Wayne
Shissler
....Darral Wayne Shissler, 54, of Belton, formerly of Lee's Summit, departed this life January 13, 2014, at the Beautiful Savior Lutheran Home, Belton.
....He was born November 17, 1959, on the Kadena Air Force Base in Okinawa, Japan, the son of James Clinton and Ruth Eleanor (Neidig) Shissler.
....He is survived by his parents James and Ruth of Belton, formerly of Lee's Summit; one brother, James F. Shissler of Kansas City; four sisters, Judith McLaughlin of Las Cruces, New Mexico; Nancy (and Jim) Taylor of Raymore; Theresa (and Dellmus) Murrell of Jefferson City, and Ruth (and Ron) Burri of Pleasant Hill; several nieces and nephews; other relatives; and many friends.
....Funeral services were held 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 17, 2014, at the funeral home. Burial was in the Staley Mound Cemetery.
....Visitation was one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanleydickeyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home of Pleasant Hill.

Mabel Margaret (Ott) Harrald
....Mabel Margaret (Ott) Harrald, 81, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life on January 3, 2014, at the Pleasant Hill Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born February 10, 1932 in Kansas City, the daughter of August M. and Mary Mattie (Smith) Ott.
....Mabel spent her younger years and graduated from high school in Long Lane, Missouri.
....On May 13, 1956, she was united in marriage with James C. Harrald in Kansas City. They made their home in Kansas City and Missouri City before moving to Pleasant Hill in 1964.
....Mabel had various careers throughout her life, including owner and operator of her own restaurant, manager of the Peoples Theater in Pleasant Hill, inspector and laboratory technician for Marion Labs and office manager for Dr. Ethel Stalling and later Dr. George Hackleman and Dr. Brian Hackleman.
....Mabel was past president of Business & Professional Women and V.F.W. Auxiliary, Post 3118, both of Pleasant Hill. She had been an active member of the Bertha Rebekah Lodge #31, Ivy Leaf Chapter OES and Civil Defense, all of Pleasant Hill. She played an active role in Pleasant Hill city government as a former city council member, Police Commissioner, Parks and Recreation Commissioner and member of the Pleasant Hill Lake Board.
....Mabel was preceded in death by her husband, James C. Harrald; her parents, August M. and Mary M. (Smith) Ott; six brothers; one sister and two great grandchildren.
....She is survived by two sons, Phillip Mann of Huntersville, North Carolina, and Jim Harrald of Pleasant Hill; four daughters, Lynn Linthicum, Cheryl Younce, Elizabeth Hall and Debra Nicholls, all of Pleasant Hill; 12 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter, other relatives and many friends.
....Funeral services for Mabel M. Harrald were held January 9, 2014 at the Wallace Funeral Home. Chaplain Rick Russell officiated. Casket bearers were Tyler Harrald, Joshua Harrald, A. J. Nicholls, D. J. Linthicum, Kevin Fisk and Brian Harms. Burial was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
....Arrangements by Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Mabel I. Shippy
....Mabel I. Shippy, 88, of Gardner, Kans., formerly of Pleasant Hill, passed away January 6, 2014, at her home. 
Mabel was born March 8, 1925 in Clinton, to Harry B. and Floy Irene (Hunter) Kennedy. 
....She grew up in Pleasant Hill.  Mabel married Don Shippy January 12, 1943 in Harrisonville.  They lived in Spring Hill for 31 years, moving to Green Forrest, Ark. and then to Gardner in 1991.
....She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Spring Hill.  Mabel enjoyed crocheting, needlepoint and handwork.  
....She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Don in 1991, and her parents.  Mabel is survived by two sons, Larry Shippy and Sharon, Wichita, and Robert Shippy and Linda, Gardner; two daughters, Connie Yeager and Ben, Linwood, Kans. and Donna Waller and Dale, Overland Park, Kans.; 10 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. 
....Funeral services were January 11, 2014 at Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner. Burial was at Aubry Cemetery, Stilwell, Kans. 
....Memorial contributions may be given to Olathe Home Health & Hospice, 20333 W 151st St, Building 2 Suite 301, Olathe, Kans. 66061.  Condolences may be left at www.brucefuneralhome.com. 
....Arrangements by Bruce Funeral Home, Inc., Gardner, Kans.

Richard V. Foley
....Richard V. Foley, 75, formerly of Pleasant Hill, departed this life, surrounded by his loving family, on December 27, 2013 at his home in Collins.
....He was born June 25, 1938 in Pleasant Hill, the son of Charles Thomas and Mary Pansy (Vannattan) Foley.
....Richard grew up and attended school in Pleasant Hill. At the age of 14, he went to work for the Alexander Feed Store in Pleasant Hill.
....On April 19, 1958, he was united in marriage with Lois "Rosalie" Davis in Miami, Okla., and they continued to make their home in Pleasant Hill.
....Richard worked for Standard Oil for several years before taking a position as a machinist with R.B. Industries.
....After his retirement in 1992, Richard and Rosalie moved to Collins. Richard's life centered around his family. He was a kind and loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle, and a true and loyal friend.
....Richard was a member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Pleasant Hill.
....In addition to his parents, Charles and Mary Foley, he was preceded in death by one grandson, Corey Foley; three brothers and four sisters.
....Richard is survived by his wife, Rosalie Foley, of the home; two sons, David "Buzz" Foley and wife Karen, and Darrell Foley all of Collins; two daughters, Debbie Nichols and husband Gary of Flemington, Mo.; and Denise Mosley and fiancé, Lahiri Powell of Weaubleau; two brothers, Vernon Foley of Raymore, and Jim Foley of Norborne; 16 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, other relatives and many friends.
....Cremation has been accorded. A memorial visitation will be held from 2 – 3:30 p.m., Saturday, January 18, 2014 at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill.
....Closing remarks will be given by Elder Becky Carlile, beginning at 3:30 p.m. A private inurnment at the Oak Grove Cemetery near Collins, with Rev. Tony Reynolds officiating, will be held at a later date.
....Arrangements by Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill

Danny K. "Dano"
Emmons
....Danny K. "Dano" Emmons, 65, of Belton, formerly of Pleasant Hill, departed this life on January 2, 2014 at his home in Belton.
....He was born November 23, 1948, in Kansas City, the son of Elmer Eugene "Gene" and Nadine (Kuhn) Emmons.
....Danny graduated from Pleasant Hill High School in 1966.
Immediately following graduation, Danny joined the United States Navy and proudly served his country until 1972.
....After completing his military service, Danny moved to Grandview, where he and his long time companion, Terry Held, lived until the late 1990s when they moved to Belton.
....Danny was still living in Belton when, on the morning of January 2, 2014, he perished in a tragic fire at his home.
....Danny worked in the construction industry most of his adult life. In later years, Danny worked as a surveyor for Weiskirch & Parks Engineers, Inc. of Independence, until declining health forced his retirement,
....Danny was a "self taught computer wizard," setting up programming and solving problems for various businesses, friends and family.
....He was preceded in death by his father, Elmer Eugene "Gene" Emmons on September 26, 2006.
....Danny is survived by his mother, Nadine (Kuhn) Emmons of Holden; long time companion, Terry Held of Independence; one brother, David Emmons and wife Glenda of Camdenton; one sister, Tracy (Emmons) Pickering and husband Jerry (J. D.) of Urich; one niece, Trisha Landers and husband Cliff of Kingsville; one nephew, Jerry Pickering, Jr. of Urich and one great-niece, Paige Landers, other relatives and many friends.
....A "Celebration of Life" honoring Danny, will be held at a later date.
....Arrangements by the Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

William Daniel
"Bill" Stephens
....William Daniel "Bill" Stephens, 72, of Lone Jack, departed this life January 7, 2014, at the Lee's Summit Medical Center.
He was born September 3, 1941, in Roanoke, Ala., the son of Dewey and Annie Margarette (Britt) Stephens. Bill was a 1961 Roanoke High School graduate.
....On May 25, 1996, he was united in marriage to Betty Lou (Ginnings) Davis in Lone Jack.
....On July 16, 1959, Bill enlisted in the United States Army. Following his time in the Army, he served as a mechanic for the Missouri Army National Guard for over 30 years, retiring in 1991.
....He was preceded in death by two brothers, Mike Stephens and Rodney Stephens.
....He is survived by his wife Betty of Lone Jack; one son, Billy Stephens of Raytown; four stepchildren, Debbie King of Smithville, Thelma Kidwell of Pleasant Hill, Kenny (and Lori) Davis of Lee's Summit and Sam (and Lora) Davis of Pleasant Hill; two brothers, Jerry (and Sybil) Stephens of Wadley, Ala., and Johnny Stephens of Roanoke, Ala.; one niece, Marla (and Todd) Webb of Wadley, Ala.; 10 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; other relatives and many friends.
....Cremation has been accorded. A memorial service was held January 14, 2014, at the Hope United Methodist Church, Lone Jack. Pastor Creighton Cox minister of the church officiated. Inurnment followed in the Lone Jack Cemetery with full military honors by the Missouri Army National Guard.
....Memorial contributions are suggested to the Hope United Methodist Church and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
....Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com.
....Arrangements by the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Beverly S. (Todd) Rowland
....Beverly S. (Todd) Rowland, 73, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life on December 27, 2013 at St. Luke's East Medical Center in Lee's Summit. She was born April 15, 1940 in Harrisonville, the daughter of Howard Allison and Naomi Faye (Ferguson) Todd.
....Beverly was a lifelong resident of Pleasant Hill and a 1958 graduate of Pleasant Hill High School. Before her retirement, Beverly, was secretary for Pleasant Hill Fire and Rescue.
....Although life was not always easy for Beverly, she faced it with quiet dignity, fierce determination and a positive attitude. She was an inspiration to her family, especially her grandchildren and great nieces and nephews, whom she loved dearly. Beverly attended all their activities and was proud of each and every one.
....Beverly was a member of the Hickory Grove Baptist Church.
....She was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her daughter, Allison Fasching and husband Roger; one brother, H.A. Todd and wife, Susie, all of Pleasant Hill; two sisters, Joyce Beattie and husband Jim of Pleasant Hill, and Donna Hooper of El Dorado Springs; two grandchildren, Seth and Saydee Fasching and "the apple of her eye," great granddaughter, Brooklyn Keith.
....Cremation has been entrusted to Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill. The family suggests contributions to the charity of your choice, in memory of Beverly.

June Monaco
Pringle
....June Pringle, 91, Overland Park, Kans., passed away on December 19, 2013. She was born June 9, 1922 in Farrell, Penn. to Anthony Monaco and Jessie Cantelupe.
....She graduated from the University of Youngstown, Ohio and during WWII worked in the offices of the Sharon Steel plant. She met Bill Pringle at a USO dance where she was a singer, and he played in a band.
....They had three daughters before moving to Overland Park in 1963.
....She retired from the IRS in Kansas City; then founded Home Safe, LLC, for absentee homeowners. She was a staunch Democrat and an ardent believer in social and political equality. At 91 years of age she was still driving herself around town.
....She was preceded in death by her parents and is survived by three daughters, Leah Lehman of Liberty and her husband Michael Williams; Jan Pringle of Gardner Lake, Kans., and Claire Lenz of Kansas City along with a granddaughter, Angela Teater and her husband, John Case and great grandson, Wesley Case, of Seattle, Wash.
....In lieu of a funeral service friends are invited for a celebration of life at Johnny Cascone's Restaurant private room, 6863 W. 91st St, Overland Park, on Sunday, January 12, 2014 between 3:00-5:00 p.m.
....Humane Society donations are encouraged. Arrangements by Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill, Mo.

Marilyn Joyce
Brown
....Marilyn Joyce Brown, 80, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life on December 25, 2013 at Lee's Summit Medical Center. She was born June 2, 1933 in Hardin, Missouri, the daughter of Hardee Clay and Mildred (Thomson) Wall.
....Marilyn spent her younger years in the Hardin area and graduated from Richmond, Missouri High School in 1951.
....On August 28, 1951, she was united in marriage with Coy Dean Brown in Millville, Mo., and they lived in Raytown until 1967 when they moved to Pleasant Hill.
....Mr. Coy Brown passed away on February 16, 2008. Marilyn continued to make her home in Pleasant Hill.
....Marilyn was a member of the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church. She had been a member of the Ore Club of Pleasant Hill and was a faithful volunteer at the First Presbyterian Church Clothes Closet.
....In addition to her husband, Coy Brown, Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents, Hardee Clay and Mildred Wall; one sister, Helen Oliver, and one granddaughter, Nikki Diane Brown.
....She is survived by three sons, Danny Brown, David Brown and wife Barbara, and Dale Brown; one daughter, Joyce Ruehter and husband Larry, all of Pleasant Hill; two brothers, Dean Wall of Hardin and Keith Wall and wife Rosie of Lincoln; one sister, Linda DeMint and husband Joe Ray of Hardin, 12 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, other relatives and many friends.
....Cremation has been accorded. Inurnment will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery at a later date.
....Contributions in memory of Marilyn Joyce Brown are suggested to the First Presbyterian Church Clothes Closet, 210 N. Jeffreys Street, Pleasant Hill, Missouri 64080 or may be left at the funeral home.

Irene (Garza)
Negus
....Irene (Garza) Negus, 72, departed this life on December 24, 2013 at Research Medical Center in Kansas City.
....She was born July 19, 1941 in Laredo, Texas, the daughter of Guillermo Gallegos and Lorenza (Barbosa) Garza.
....Irene spent her younger years and attended school in the Laredo area.
....In 1955, because of a job offer, the Garza family moved to Kansas City to make their home.
....In 1966, Irene was united in marriage with Owen Negus, and they lived in Kansas City, until 1972 when the they moved to Pleasant Hill. In 1988, Irene moved back to Kansas City and lived there until her death.
....Irene held several jobs over the years, most recently, she had worked in food service for K.U. Medical Center.
....She was a member of the Catholic Church.
....Irene was preceded in death by her parents, Guillermo and Lorenza Garza; one son, Bill Negus on October 21, 2013 and one brother, Hector Garza.
....She is survived by one son, James Lowell Negus of Harrisonville; two daughters, Kimberly Irene Berkley of Kansas City, and Sharlynn Jenkins of Shawnee, Kans.; three brothers, William, John and Lupe Garza, all of Kansas City; five sisters, Maria Bond of Lake of the Ozarks; Rosalinda Garza-Salon and Yolanda Hernandez, both of Kansas City; Maria Claudio of Bronx, New York, and Frances Garza of Denver, Colo.; 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild, other relatives and many friends.
....Cremation has been accorded and a Catholic Wake Service for Irene Negus was held January 2, 2014 at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill.
....Monsignor Robert Murphy, officiated. Inurnment was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Margaret
Helen Fogarty
....Margaret Helen Fogarty, 74, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life on December 27, 2013, at the Village Hospice Care Center surrounded with love and family.
....She was born March 18, 1939, in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Joe and Helen (Moore) Pattinson. Margaret was a 1957 Pittsburgh, Kansas High School Graduate.
....On August 17, 1958, she was united in marriage to John Fogarty in Pittsburg.
....Margaret and John had lived in Pittsburg, Kansas, Santa Monica, Calif., Denver, Colo. and Arizona prior to moving to Pleasant Hill in 1999.
....Margaret was a co-administrator for the Hickman Mills Family Practice Clinic for over 20 years, retiring in 1982.
....After her retirement, she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, tole painting, beading and crafting. She was an avid arts and crafts maker and sold her crafts at numerous area craft shows.
....She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Mary Miller.
....She is survived by her husband, John of the home; one daughter, Beverly Lynn (and Rick) Kalwei of Greenwood; two grandchildren, Justin (and Nikki) Kalwei of Lee's Summit and Kelly (and Chad) Johnson of Pleasant Hill; two great grandchildren, Madison Grace Johnson and William Chase Johnson; one brother, Jim (and Jan) Pattinson of Springfield; other relatives and many friends.
....Funeral services were held January 3, 2014, at the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church.
....Rev. Carl Knapp officiated.
....Interment was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
....Casket bearers were Steve DePeralta, Chuck Fulton, Chad Johnson, Justin Kalwei, Rick Kalwei, Steve Takacs and Dave Waddle.
....Memorial contributions are suggested to the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
....Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com.
....Arrangements were under the direction of the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home of Pleasant Hill.

Betty Jo
"Gma BJ" Sweem
....Betty Jo Barbee Sweem, 81, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life on January 2, 2014 at Lee's Summit Medical Center.
....She was born February 14, 1932 in Harris, Mo., the daughter of John Marion Barbee and Cleo Francis Hays Barbee.
On May 12, 1973, she was united in marriage with Larry Mac Sweem.
....Her husband preceded her in death on July 7, 2000.
....Betty Jo moved to the Pleasant Hill area in 1983 from Texas to enjoy the country life with her daughter, son and grandchildren.
....She sold Avon to the Cass County area for many years.
....In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by both parents, John M. and Cleo F. Barbee; two brothers, John Jr. Barbee, and Harold Max Barbee; one sister, Eloise Jean Arnold and an infant daughter Carol Lea Michael.
....Betty Jo is survived by: one daughter, Karen Jean Michael Wilmoth and husband Ben of Pleasant Hill; one son, John Dale Michael and wife Julie of Pleasant Hill; granddaughters Amy Wilmoth Cook of Pleasant Hill, and Amanda Wilmoth Eagan and husband Bill of Odessa; grandson, Ben J. Wilmoth and wife Stacey of Pleasant Hill; great grand-daughters, Kaylee Jean Wilmoth, Samantha Jo Eagan, Megan DaleRay Eagan and Emily Jo Cook; great grandsons, Houston Wilmoth Eagan and Hunter Michael Dale Wilmoth; one sister, Joy Lea Morehead of Milan, Mo.; many nephews, nieces and many friends.
....Graveside Service and Interment for Betty Jo "Gma BJ" Sweem was held January 7, 2014 at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Chaplain Stephen Satterfield officiated.
....In lieu of flowers, family requests prayers, loving memories and friendship only. Arrangements by Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill

Roger Lynn
Smith
....Roger Lynn Smith, 60, of Pleasant Hill, unexpectedly departed this life on January 1, 2014 at his home.
....He was was born on August 16, 1953 in Kansas City, the son of Lail Linnwood and Dorothy E. (White) Smith.
....Roger was a lifelong Pleasant Hill resident and a 1971 graduate of Pleasant Hill High School.
....On May 26, 1972, Roger was united in marriage with Paula Jean "Jeanie" Caywood in Pleasant Hill, and to this union one son was born.
....For much of his life, Roger worked as a Potting Soil Specialist for A. D. Mohr Farms in Pleasantg Hill.
....In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Dorothy Marie Wilson.
....Roger is survived by his wife, Paula "Jeanie" Smith of the home; one son, Roger Linnwood Smith; two sisters, Shirley L. Prewitt and husband Bob and Jo-Ann Fangrow, all of Pleasant Hill; numerous nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.
....A graveside service for Roger Lynn Smith was held January 7, 2014 at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Rev. Phil Kassel officiated.
....Casket bearers were Ron B. Prewitt, Rob D. Prewitt, Jason Fangrow, Jimmy Ferrell, Kenny Haner, Bob Hunt, Charles Burch and Nicholas Prewitt.
....Honorary bearers were Jack Rinker and Bob Prewitt. The family suggests contributions to the Roger L. Smith family or American Heart Association.
....Arrangements by Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Danny K.
Emmons
....Danny K. Emmons, 65, of Belton, formerly of Pleasant Hill, died January 2, 2014 in a tragic fire at his home.
....He was the son of Elmer Eugene "Gene" and Nadine K. (Kuhn) Emmons and a 1966 graduate of Pleasant Hill High School.
....A Memorial service will be held at a later date and a complete obituary will appear when the date and time are established.
....Arrangements are under the direction of the Wallace Funeral Home of Pleasant Hill.

James Russell
Voorhees
....James Russell Voorhees, 75, a lifetime resident of Pleasant Hill, departed this life December 26, 2013, at his home surrounded with love and family.
....He was born July 10, 1938, in Pleasant Hill, the son of Walter L. and Callie M. (Srader) Voorhees. On December 10, 1960, he was united in marriage to Alice Jean Walker in Miami, Oklahoma.
....Jim was a pipefitter for the Lake City Army Ammunition plant, retiring in 1993.
....He enjoyed hunting, trapshooting, fishing, old cars and was an avid gardener.
....Jim was preceded in death by his parents; one grandchild, Kali Lynn Voorhees; and two brothers Walter Voorhees, Sr. and Charles Voorhees.
....He is survived by his wife Alice of the home; one son, Russell (and Kelli) Voorhees of Pleasant Hill; two daughters, Kimberly Ann Voorhees of Lake Ozark, Missouri, and Barbara Sue (and Steven) Willetts of Blue Springs; four granddaughters, Jessica Willetts and Shelby Willetts, both of Blue Springs, and Makenzie Voorhees and Madison Voorhees, both of Pleasant Hill; other relatives; and a host of friends.
....Visitation was held December 29, 2013, at the funeral home. Funeral services were December 30, 2013, at the funeral home. Elder Duane Rogers officiated. Interment in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
....Casket bearers were Chris Brockman, William Hill, Carson Kinnison, Steve Longmeyer, Jim Mayabb and H.A. Todd.
....Memorial contributions are suggested to Harden Hospice and may be sent in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com.
....Arrangements by Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant
Hill.

Margaret Fogarty
....Margaret Fogarty, 74, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life December 27, 2013.
....Visitation will be held 6 - 8:00 p.m., Thursday, January 2, 2014 at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, January 3, 2014 at the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church.
....Interment will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
....A complete obituary will be published in next week's edition of the Pleasant Hill Times and online at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com.
....Arrangements by Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Jesse Marie
Kennedy
....Jessie Marie (Johnson) Kennedy, 79, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life unexpectedly on December 19, 2013, at her home. She was born December 13, 1934 in Bolivar, the daughter of Leonard Edward and Edna Irene (Vest) Johnson.
....Jessie spent her younger years in the Lee's Summit, Freeman and Drexel areas.
....She was united in marriage with Billy Bob "Bill" Kennedy in Cass County on June 8, 1957. They made their home in Pleasant Hill.
....Bill Kennedy passed away on May 16, 2010; Jessie continued to live in Pleasant Hill until her death.
....Jessie was a loving wife and mother, who was very involved in the lives of her children and her grandchildren.
....She was an avid bowler and had bowled several nights a week until recently.
....Jessie was a former member of the UMBC of Greater Kansas City and the T.O.P.S Club of Pleasant Hill. She had been a youth leader at the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Pleasant Hill and secretary for several of her local bowling leagues.
....Jessie was a member of the Raymore Christian Church.
....In addition to her husband Bill, Jessie was preceded in death by her parents, Leonard and Edna Johnson; one brother, Carl Johnson and three sisters, Dorothy (Johnson) Collins, Alice (Johnson) Porter and Helen (Johnson) Stewart.
....Jessie is survived by one son, Robert Glen Kennedy of Bolivar; three daughters, Cheri L. Younce and husband Feddie; Patty Huffman and husband Randy, and Mary Weinel and husband Michael, all of Pleasant Hill; two brothers, William and Jimmy Johnson, both of Florida; two sisters, Mary Mitchell of Kansas and Barbara Johnson of Lamar; 13 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and two great great-grandchildren, other relatives and many friends.
....Funeral services were December 27, 2013 at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill, with Rev. Tony Reynolds officiating.
....Casket Bearers were Christopher R. Blake, Jason P. Kennedy, Billy Johnson, Tom Younce, Tim Younce and Jonathan Johnson. Burial was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
...."In Memory" of Jessie M. Kennedy, contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 6405 Metcalf Avenue, #204, Overland Park, Kansas 66202.
....Services under the direction of the Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill

Arthur Edward
Burke, Jr.
....Arthur Edward Burke, Jr., 65, of Harrisonville, passed away December 19, 2013 at Kansas City Hospice House from cancer.
....Funeral services were held on December 28, 2013, at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church.
....Burial was at Crescent Hill cemetery in Adrian. Memorial contributions may be made to Kansas City Hospice House.
....Arthur was born on Aug. 9, 1948, in Salem, Mass. He graduated from Truman High School. He was a veteran, serving in the Army. He worked at Armour, Swift, and retired from Zerega Pasta. He was a member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church praise team.
....He was preceded in death by his parents, Grace and Arthur Burke, Sr.; sister, Carol Burke, and brother, Bill Burke.
....He is survived by his wife, Joyce Burke; daughters, Laurie Boden of Grain Valley and Kathy Uebele of Pleasant Hill; four grandsons, three sisters, one brother and numerous nieces and nephews.
....Arrangements by Langsford Funeral Home, Lee's Summit.

Deidre J. "Jody"
(Clark) Smith
....Deidre J. "Jody" (Clark) Smith, 40 of Pleasant Hill, passed away, December 24, 2013.
....Jody was born September 14, 1973 in Independence, to John W. and Debra (Ferris) Clark and was a lifelong area resident, graduating from Truman High School in 1992. She had worked as assistant manager for convenience stores and was a beloved mother. She enjoyed spending time with family and was a KC Chiefs fan.
....She is survived by a daughter, Brittany Faye Woodford of Pleasant Hill; her fiancé Donald Renfro of Pleasant Hill; three step daughters, Kailey Renfro, Lana Renfro and Payton Renfro all of Lone Jack; two sisters, Shawna Stolte of Sugar Creek and Mikki Stone of Independence; a brother, Jason Ferris of Emporia; her grandfather, Lew Clark of Independence; two uncles, Clifford and David Clark and an aunt, Peggy Cox and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and
friends.
....Services were December 28, 2013 at Carson-Speaks Chapel, Independence, with cremation following the service. Inurnment in Mt. Washington Cemetery. Donations may be made to Kansas City Hospice.
....Online condolences may be expressed at www.speakschapel.com. Arrangements by Carson-Speaks Chapel.

Marilyn Joyce
Brown
....Marilyn Joyce Brown, 80, of Pleasant Hill, passed away December 25, 2013 at Lee's Summit Medical Center.
....Cremation has been accorded and a Memorial Service is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Friday, January 3, 2014 at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill with Rev. Tony Reynolds, officiating.
....A complete obituary will appear in the next Pleasant Hill Times.