Pleasant Hill, Missouri            Wednesday, February 22, 2017             ©2016 Pleasant Hill Times

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Edna “Elizabeth” (Kennedy) Garry
...Elizabeth (Kennedy) Garry was born October 11, 1916, east of Pleasant Hill, Missouri and departed this life on February 12, 2017 at the Pleasant Hill Health and Rehabilitation Center in Pleasant Hill, at the age of 100 years, 4 months and 1 day. She was the daughter of Wayne and Ruth (Lancaster) Kennedy.
...She spent her early years east of Pleasant Hill on the family farm and graduated from Pleasant Hill High School in 1934. On March 19, 1939 she was united in marriage with William Garry and to this union three sons, Michael, Patrick and Robert, were born.
...The Garry family lived south of Pleasant Hill for a few years, then moved back east of town, just two miles from where Elizabeth was born. Elizabeth lived there until 3 years ago when declining health necessitated a move to the care center.
...Elizabeth was a farmer, full time homemaker and worked for eleven years in the Pleasant Hill school cafeteria with Mrs. Gertrude Wallace.
Elizabeth was a former member of the Friendly Circle Club and had served on the Pleasant Hill Cemetery Board for thirty years.
...She was a member of the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church and was fond of the 23rd Psalm.
...Elizabeth was preceded in death by her parents, Wayne and Ruth Kennedy; her husband, William Garry; her brother, Roy Kennedy; and two sons, Michael and Robert.
...She is survived by one son, Pat Garry and wife Trudy of Pleasant Hill, Missouri; one daughter-in-law, Carole Garry of Lee’s Summit, Missouri; one sister, Faye Gillogly; one grandson, Brennen Garry and wife Dana; three granddaughters, Cydney Upton and husband Charlie, Jennifer Kendrick and husband Aaron, and Alison LeCluyse and husband Ryan; several great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
...Funeral Service for Elizabeth Garry was held at 2:30 P.M. Saturday,
February 18, 2017 at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill with Rev. Dave Owsley officiating. Vocalist was Chuck Fulton. Casket Bearers were Darrell Gray, Henry Saubers, Steve Kennedy, James Kincaid, Lance Baker and Randy Greufe. Honorary Bearers were Charlie Upton, Brennen Garry, Aaron Kendrick, Ryan LeCluyse, Teresa Rogers and Diane Karna. Burial was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. The family received friends Saturday, February 18, from 1:00 p.m. until service time at 2:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
...In memory of Elizabeth Garry, the family suggests contributions to the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church.

Edna J. Barbarick
...Edna J. (Nichols) Gagnebin Holmes Barbarick, 91, of Pleasant Hill, was born, March 30, 1925, in Osceola, Missouri, the daughter of Joseph E. and Grace (Cline) Nichols. She departed this life at 2:33 p.m. Sunday, February 12, 2017, at the St. Luke’s Hospital on the Plaza.
...Edna was a 1943 Osceola High School graduate; she later attended business school in Kansas City.
...In January 1944 she was united in marriage to Philip E. Gagnebin, he preceded her in death on May 24, 1956. On April 19, 1963, she was united in marriage to Clinton F. Holmes. He preceded her in death on June 11, 1992. On April 27, 1997, she was united in marriage to Luther Barbarick. He preceded her in death on December 29, 2012.
...Edna was employed as a claim’s representative for the Commercial Union Insurance Company, Kansas City. She was a member of the Big Creek Baptist Church. She loved music and played the dulcimer, auto harp and guitar. She was gifted at sewing, knitting, crocheting, embroidery and quilting. She also enjoyed bowling and roller skate dancing. She was passionate about horses and horseback riding.
...Edna was also preceded in death by her parents and one son, Loyal “Nick” Gagnebin, as well as four sisters, Ruth, Ruby, Rebecca and Mary Eva.
...She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Phylis and Sam Goforth of Raytown; four step-children; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; one sister, Betty Jo Gagnebin of North Kansas City; other relatives and friends.
...Funeral services were held Saturday, February 18, 2017, at the funeral home.
...Reverend Dr. Kris Tenny-Brittian officiated. Interment was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Casketbearers were Todd Goforth, Hamid Hamedi, Tate Martin, Travis Martin, John Holmes and Bill Mercer.
...Memorial contributions are suggested to Star Time Riders 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.

L. Faye Knox-Brannock
...Lena Faye (Yadon) Knox-Brannock, 87, was born, October 27, 1929, in Pleasant Hill, the daughter of William H. and Eunice V. (Whitehead) Yadon. She was a lifelong resident of Cass County. She departed this life at 11:25 p.m. Sunday, February 12, 2017, at the Meadow View Care Center, Harrisonville.
...Faye was a 1947 Pleasant Hill High School graduate.
...On October 23, 1948, she was united in marriage to Maurice M. Knox in Peculiar; he preceded her in death on March 18, 2003.
...On August 9, 2009, she was united in marriage to Robert Brannock in Pleasant Hill; he survives.
...Faye was a baton twirling instructor during her high school years. She was employed by the Grace Sewing Company in Belton, as a school bus driver for the Ray-Pec school district, and the Head Start Program in Harrisonville. She was a founding member of the Big Creek Baptist Church and a member of the National Rifle Association. She loved sightseeing, taking trips, camping, going to Colorado to visit and see the mountains and wildlife, and spending time around a campfire. She recently fell in love with Cowboy Mounted Shooting.
...Faye was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband Maurice, and one sister, Jennie Bowman.
...She is survived by her husband, Robert Brannock of Pleasant Hill; three sons, Danny (and Sheryl) Knox of Archie, Jerry Knox of La Veta, Colo., Sammy (and Tamara) Knox of Harrisonville, and one daughter, Carol Knox of Pleasant Hill; two sisters, Velma Campbell of Pleasant Hill, and Violet Simmerman of Clinton; seven grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren, with one on the way; two great-great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
...Visitation was Sunday, February 19, 2017, at the funeral home. Funeral services were held Monday, February 20, 2017, at the funeral home. Pastor Todd MacLean officiated.
...Interment was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
...Casket bearers were Colby Knox, Jason Knox, Mike Grah, Proctor Keyton, Mike Vickers and Nick Foreman. Honorary Casket bearers were Carrie Knox, Casey Keyton, Hydie Loyd, Cijie Grah, and Cameron Foreman.
...Memorial contributions are suggested to the Big Creek Baptist Church 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.

William J. “Bill” Baxter
...William J. “Bill” Baxter, 98, of Strasburg, was born August 18, 1918, in Independence, the son of Fred and Beulah (Manley) Baxter. He departed this life at 4:47 a.m. Monday, February 13, 2017, at the
St. Luke’s Hospice House, Kansas City.
...On April 7, 1938, Bill was united in marriage to Francis Glenn in Liberty. She preceded him in death on August 2, 2014.
...Bill owned and operated a small farm near Strasburg; he had also worked for Sni-A-Bar Farms. He was also a gifted tractor mechanic and worked on the side for the Rex Spencer Equipment Co. He enjoyed traveling, reading Louis L’Amour and watching western movies.
...Bill was also preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, J.C. Baxter and Frank Baxter; and two sisters, Lucille Baxter and Loreen Baxter.
...He was survived by his daughter, Betty Richardson of Richmond, Missouri; three grandchildren, Guy (and Rhonda) Kinnison of Richmond, Ralph (and Julie) Kinnison of Lee’s Summit, and Lisa (and Jim) Goble of Greenwood; eight great grandchildren, Laura (and Ryan) Schmidt of Liberty, Jason (and Shanna) Kinnison of Richmond, Jeremy (and Megan) Holler of Independence, Jesse Goble of Lee’s Summit, Cole Goble of Greenwood, Whitney Kinnison of Kansas City, Dillon Kinnison of Kansas City, and Haley Kinnison of Lee’s Summit; four great-great grandchildren, Carson and Brooke Schmidt; Grayson and Izzlie Kinnison; other family and friends.
...Visitation was held February 17, 2017, at the funeral home. Graveside funeral services and interment were held February 18, 2017, at the Strasburg Cemetery.
...Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Luke’s Hospice House 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.

Lillard C. Wilmoth
...Lillard C. Wilmoth, 87, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life Sunday, February 19, 2017, at the Golden Years Care Center, Harrisonville. Services are pending.
...Service times and a complete obituary will be published online at www.stanleydickeyfuneralhome.com, as soon as that information becomes available.
...A complete obituary will be published in next week’s edition of the Pleasant Hill Times. Arrangements by Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Edith M. Harrer
...Edith M. Harrer, 101, formerly of Pleasant Hill, departed this life, Monday, February 20, 2017, at the Mt. Olivet Care Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
...Services are pending. Service times and a complete obituary will be published online at www.stanleydickeyfuneralhome.com. when that information becomes available.
... A complete obituary will be published in next week’s edition of the Pleasant Hill Times. Arrangements by Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home,
203 N. Armstrong, Pleasant Hill, Missouri 65080 (816) 540-5550.

  Harvey F. Monroe, Jr.
...Harvey Francis “Bud” Monroe, Jr., 88, of Raymore, formerly of Pleasant Hill, was born, June 24, 1928, in Kansas City, the son of Harvey F. and Daisy S. (Chandler) Monroe, Sr.
...He departed this life, Wednesday, February 8, 2017, at the Foxwood Springs Care Center.
...Bud attended and graduated from the Mark Twain School in Kansas City at an early age. At the age of 17 he joined the Navy, proudly serving as a Fireman on the USS Antietam, USS Yog, and the USS Comstock. He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, WW II
Victory Medal, and the Asiatic Pacific Medal.
...On July 22, 2000, he was united in marriage to Janice (Coates) Norman in Belton.
...Bud was employed as a Union Truck Driver for ABF for 40 years retiring in 1991. He enjoyed fishing and tinkering around on his small farm near Pleasant Hill.
...He was a member of the Teamster Union Local #41 and the Pleasant Hill Big Creek Baptist Church.
...Bud was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters; and 7 half brothers and sisters.
...He is survived by his wife Janice of Raymore; three children; Patricia A. Icenhouer of Gladstone; Harvey Monroe, III of Blue Spring’s, and Thomas Monroe of Smithville; 8 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; and 1 great-great grandchild. He is also survived by 2 stepchildren, Michael Norman of Belton and Robert (and Priscilla) Norman of Peculiar; 9 step grandchildren; 9 step great-great grandchildren.
...Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 14, 2017, at the funeral home.
...Pastor Todd MacLean will officiate. Graveside military services and interment will follow in the Staley Mound Cemetery with full military honors by the U.S. Navy and the V.F.W. Post #3118 Honor Guard.
Casket bearers are Harvey Monroe III, Jamie Monroe, Thomas Monroe, Mike Norman, Sam Parisa, and Randy Webb.
...Visitation will be held from 1:00pm until service time at the funeral home.
...Memorial contributions are suggested to the Big Creek Baptist Church Building fund and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanleydickeyfuneralhome.com.
...Arrangements by Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong, Pleasant Hill, Missouri 64080 (816) 540-555

Mary (Slaughter) Longaker
...Mary (Slaughter) Longaker, 64, of Lee’s Summit, Missouri departed this life on January 28, 2017, at her home, with her family by her side.
...She was the daughter of Wesley Frank Slaughter, Sr. and Edith Ann (Snow) Slaughter and the wife of Doug Longaker.
...Cremation has been accorded and a Celebration of Life Service in honor of Mary (Slaughter) Longaker, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, February 12, 2017, at Open Range Fellowship, 509 W. Lone Jack/Lee’s Summit Road, Lone Jack, with Pastor Frank Slaughter, Jr. officiating.
...A complete obituary may be viewed at www.wallacefuneralhomes.com. Arrangements by Wallace Funeral Home Pleasant Hill.

 Missy Murray Spratford
...Missy Murray Spratford, 66, of Leawood, Ks. died January 29, 2017, at her home, surrounded by her family. Missy was a graduate of Shawnee Mission North High School and attended the University of Kansas where she received a Bachelor of Science in Education.
...Missy was preceded in death by her parents, Al and Mary Hueben; her brother, David Hueben, and her late husband, Michael C. Murray.
She is survived by her husband, Gene Spratford; her two sons, John and Geoff Murray; her daughter-in-law, Arkisha Murray; three grandchildren, Brice, London and Akiva, and her extended family.
...A private service was held for the immediate family.
...A complete obituary may be viewed at www.wallace funeralhomes.com. Arrangements by Wallace Funeral Home Pleasant Hill.

 Joseph “Mike”
Lightfoot
...Joseph “Mike” Lightfoot, 74, of Pleasant Hill, passed away January 25, 2017, at St. Luke’s Hospice House in Kansas City. He was the son of James Ross Lightfoot, Sr. and Mildred Virginia (Land) Lightfoot.
...He was united in marriage with Patricia Ann “Pat” Lightfoot on February 3, 1962, in Fairview, Alabama, and to this union three children, Lisa, Robert and Bryan, were born.
...Funeral service for Mike Lightfoot will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, February 2, 2017 at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 5 -7 p.m. Wednesday, February 1, at the funeral Home.
...A complete obituary may be viewed at www.wallace funeralhomes.com. Arrangements by Wallace Funeral Home Pleasant Hill.

Harley D. Ballard
...Harley Dean Ballard, 87, life long resident of Pleasant Hill, was born, March 22, 1929, in Strasburg. He departed this life, Thursday, January 26, 2017, at his home surrounded with love and family.
...Harley was a 1946 Pleasant Hill High School graduate and a United States Army Veteran. On August 26, 1956, he was united in marriage
to Alice Katherine Hutchens in Grandview.
...Harley was employed as a Postal Clerk for the United States Postal Service retiring from the Raytown Branch in 1986. He was also gifted in carpentry and enjoyed farming, both of which he did while employed by the Postal Service. He loved gardening, especially tomatoes, woodworking, traveling, reading and assisting Alice with her quilting.
...Harley was a selfless servant. He was an active member of the Pleasant Hill First Christian Church where he has served in almost all aspects of the church leadership, including Elder Emeritus, Chairman of the Board, treasurer, Sunday School Superintendent, and the Men’s Group President. Harley was also an active member of the Pleasant Hill Lions Club. He furthered his career in Lionism, serving on numerous district chairs and was District Governor in 1995. He was also a longtime member and past commander of the American Legion,
Newton Dudley Post #53, of Pleasant Hill.
...Harley was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Rose (Ballard) Davis, and one sister, Peggy Foley.
...He is survived by his wife, Alice of the home; five children, Mark (and Mary) Ballard of St. Charles; Ron Ballard of the home; Patti (and Rick) Alexander of Pleasant Hill; Susan (and Richard) Miles of Warrensburg; Mary (and Kevin Vasalinda) Dunn of Kansas City; nine
grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; one sister, Rosalie Foley of Collins; other relatives; and a host of friends.
...Cremation has been accorded.
Visitation will be held 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, February 3, 2017, at the funeral home, with the Lions Ceremony of the Rose service at 8:00 p.m. A celebration of Harley’s life will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, February 4, 2017, at the Pleasant Hill First Christian Church, 519 Cedar St. Pleasant Hill, Missouri 64080. Pastor D. Kent Deubner will officiate. Graveside military services and inurnment will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery with full military honors by the U.S. Army and the V.F.W. Post #3118 Honor Guard.
...Memorial contributions are suggested to Saving Sight or Crossroads Hospice and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
...Online condolences 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.

Lowell Leon Wright
...Lowell Leon Wright, 75, passed away on January 18, 2017, at Pleasant Hill Health and Rehabilitation. Lowell was born on July 6, 1941, in Maryville, to Russell and Cora Wright of Graham, Missouri.
...He is survived by his wife Linda; two daughters, Jennifer Lewandowski and Janna Wright, and three grandchildren, Scarlett, Roman and Sabrina.
...Additional information may be found at www.neptunesociety.com/location/kansascity-cremation.
...The family suggests that donations can be sent to Heartland Hospice of Kansas City, 1001 East 101st Terrace, Suite 180, Kansas City, MO 64131-3367.

Dahl E. Rogers
...Dahl E. Rogers, 76 of Harrisonville, passed away January 11, 2017. at his home in Harrisonville. Dahl Eugene Rogers was born April 4, 1940, in Harrisonville, to Benjamin and Mary Alice (Moody) Rogers. He attended school in Harrisonvile and joined the U.S. Army, serving his country during the Vietnam War.
...Dahl was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Darlene Zeiler, and a son-in-law, John Chen.
...He is survived by his daughters, Rhonda Hoyle of Arkansas; Melanie Rogers of Pennsylvania; Cathy Simpson and husband Dallas of Louisiana; Barbara Nichols and husband Dean of Arkansas; Mary Chen, and Margie Williams and husband Johnny, both of Arkansas, and Debbie Pulliam, of Missouri. Dahl is also survived by his grandchildren, Michael Henry, Channing Simpson, Grace Simpson Freeman, Ilah Nichols, Daustin Chen, Blake Chen, Nick Chen, McKinley Chen, Rylee Chen, Benjamin Rogers, Brian Rogers, Keegan Hoyle, Sean Pulliam, Michael Pulliam and Summer Pulliam; great-grandchildren, Kaia and Kali Henry and Jaiden and Jerriah Freeman, nieces and nephew, Tammy, Curtis and Linda Zeiler.
...Cremation, with memorial services will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Mullinax Funeral Home, Butler
(660-679-0009). Messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com.

Barbara Jean Brown
...Barbara Jean Brown, 81, Lone Jack, Mo., passed January 18, 2017, at the John Knox Hospice House. Service will be at 1 p.m., January 28, at Forest Grove Baptist Church, Pleasant Hill. Arrangements by Reflections Memorial, 816- 561-0101.

 Rochelle A. Gray
...Rochelle Anita Gray, 60, of Pleasant Hill, was born February 11, 1956, in Harrisonville, the daughter of J.W. and Juanita J. (Goble) King. She departed this life January 7, 2017, at her home.
...Rochelle was a graduate of Pleasant Hill High School, Class of 1974, later attending Longview College.
...On July 31, 1976, she was united in marriage to Mark A. Gray in Pleasant Hill.
...When Rochelle was younger she had been employed by the IRS, Colonial Hatchery and Skagg Drugs, but became a full time homemaker after her children were born.
...When her children were older she rejoined the work force and was employed by the Hoover School system as a cook and then with Big B / CVS where she enjoyed interacting with people of all ages.
...Rochelle was a born again Christian and was a founding member of the Big Creek Baptist Church, where she was actively involved in many aspects of the church; most notably as a Sunday school teacher for the Homebuilders Class and recently the Kids Splash program.
...Prior to her father’s passing, she had assisted with Sunday morning worship services at the Pleasant Hill Healthcare Center. She was a member of the Cass County Sheriff’s Auxiliary and the Cass County Cattlemen’s Association.
...As a former Cub Scout Den mother, she was very proud that five of the eight boys who started in her den went on to become Eagle Scouts. At the same time she was a Girl Scout leader for her daughter’s troop where four of her girls received the highest award, The Gold Award.
...Rochelle actively supported the Hoover High School band by fitting and sewing uniforms and chaperoning on many trips with her two sons. Rochelle loved to cook and try new recipes to share with family and friends, along with sewing, crocheting and crafting. Many of her projects were given to special people in her life.
...Rochelle, as a child, went camping often at various lakes with her family; that led to a lifelong love for the water. She passed that love onto her children and dozens of other kids who spent time at the Gray’s lake house.
...Rochelle loved to travel, meet new people and see all sorts of things, new and old, for ideas for her projects. She was fortunate to have visited many places across the U.S. and beyond. She most enjoyed spending time with her kids and grandkids.
...Rochelle was preceded in death by her father, J.W. King in 2012. She is survived by her husband, Mark of Pleasant Hill; three children, Jason (and Lisa) Gray of Holden, Leanne Gray of Pleasant Hill, and Ryan Gray (and fiancée Carolyn) of Lee’s Summit; her mother, Juanita King of Belton; two brothers, Tim (and Julie) King of Belton, and Kerry (and Sarah) King of Raymore; 10 grandchildren, Mason, Mercedes, Graycie, Abby, Chance, Silas, Zophia, Alex, Brittany and Caillum; other relatives and a host of friends.
...Cremation has been accorded. Visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, January 20, 2017, at the funeral home.
...A celebration of Rochelle’s life will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, January 21, 2017, at the Big Creek Baptist Church, Pleasant Hill. Pastor Todd MacLean will officiate. Inurnment will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery at a later date.
...Memorial contributions are suggested to the Big Creek Baptist Church 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, 203 N. Armstrong, Pleasant Hill.

Robert H. “Bob”
Sudhoff, Jr.
...Robert H. Sudhoff, Jr. 88, of Pleasant Hill, was born, February 17, 1928, in Richmond, Indiana, the son of Robert H. and M. Florence (Riggleman) Sudhoff, Sr. He departed this life at 6:44 p.m., Monday, January 9, 2017, at his home surrounded with love and family.
...Bob or “Paco” to his family and close friends was a 1946 Richmond High School graduate. In 1947, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in the 1st Calvary during the occupation of Japan. Upon returning home, he went to Purdue University and earned a degree in horticulture.
...On August 20, 1950, he was united in marriage to Patricia Louise Darnell in Richmond.
...Bob worked as a florist his entire life. He had been employed by Keach Nursery in Richmond and Dr. Truly’s Greenhouse in South Bend Indiana. In 1958, he and Pat moved to Pleasant Hill to work for the A.D. Mohr Greenhouse. He spent 32 years with the company, retiring in 1990.
...He loved working in his yard, gardening, fishing and listening to music. He especially loved spending time with his children and grandchildren and was an enthusiastic supporter of all of their sporting events. He was an active member of the Pleasant Hill Booster Club. He was a member of the 1st Presbyterian Church, Pleasant Hill.
...Bob was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Pat, of the home; three children, Doug (and Diane) Sudhoff of Maryville; Terry (and Patty) Sudhoff of Blue Springs, and Linda (and Robin) Clark of Pleasant Hill; seven grandchildren: Katie Sudhoff of Washington, D.C.; Ryan Sudhoff of Dallas, Tex.; B.J. Sudhoff of Steven’s Point, Wisc.; Kyle Sudhoff of Lee’s Summit; Corey Sudhoff of Olathe; Casey Sudhoff of North Kansas City, and Jessie (and Ted) Fleming of Pleasant Hill; three great grandchildren, Ethan Fleming, Tristen Fleming and Kyra Fleming; one brother, Ron Sudhoff, of Ocala, Florida; other relatives and friends.
...Visitation was held, January 12, 2017, at the funeral home. Funeral services were held January 13, 2017, at the funeral home. Rev. Jason Ku officiated. Interment in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
...Casket bearers were Katie Sudhoff, Ryan Sudhoff, B.J. Sudhoff, Kyle Sudhoff, Corey Sudhoff and Casey Sudhoff.
...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.stanleydickeyfuneralhome.com
...Arrangements by Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong, Pleasant Hill.

Jarrod Wayne
“PeeWee” Manford
...Jarrod Wayne “PeeWee” Manford, 47, of Camdenton, passed away, unexpectedly, Dec. 24, 2016.
...Cremation has been accorded and a Memorial Service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Friday, January 20, 2017, at the First Presbyterian Church of Holden, with Rev. Jason Ku officiating.
...Jarrod is survived by his father, Daniel Earl “Danny” Manford, Sr. and wife Sharon of Holden; his mother, Sandra Hardesty and husband Bill of Florida; his son, Jefferson Daniel Manford and his daughter, Jewell Manford, both of Camdenton; two boys Jarrod raised as his own, Jarrett Polson and Jordan Wehmeyer, both of Camdenton; three brothers, Daniel Earl Manford, Jr. and Mary of Camdenton, Chad Manford and wife Christina of Holden, and Matthew Manford and wife Toni of Pleasant Hill; two sisters, Cindy Rowlands and Teresa Mayer, both of Kansas City; several nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.
... A complete obituary may be viewed at www.wallace-funeralhomes.com. Arrangements by Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill,

Karen Michelle “Shelly” Carter
...Karen Michelle “Shelly” Carter, 51, of Pleasant Hill, was born, December 16, 1965, in Kansas City, the daughter of Ronald I. and Sharon K. (Williams) Carter. She departed this life, January 14, 2016, at the Kansas University Medical Center.
...Shelly was a 1984 Ruskin High School graduate. She earned her undergraduate degree from the North Carolina State University; later earning her Master’s degree from the Oklahoma State University. She proudly served in the U.S. Army from 1988-1992.
...She was employed as a biologist for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers retiring in 2014. She was a member of the Daughters of the
American Revolution, Sarah Lewis Boone chapter. She loved traveling, collecting arrowheads, fishing and gardening. She was an avid animal rights activist.
...Shelly is survived by her parents, Ronald and Sharon Carter of Pleasant Hill; her sister, Denise Carter of Pleasant Hill; other relatives and friends. She is also survived by her dog Daisy and her cats D.J. and Dora.
...Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 18, 2017, at the funeral home. Rev. Todd MacLean 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 V.F.W. Post #3118 Honor Guard.
...Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
...Memorial contributions are suggested to the V.F.W. Post #3118-Veterans Relief Fund and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
...Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanleydickeyfuneralhome.com.
...Arrangements by Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong, Pleasant Hill.

David Scott Bradshaw
...David Scott Bradshaw (Bo) passed away December 2, 2016. He was born December 26, 1961. He is survived by his wife, children and extended family. He was active in the Reenacting Community of the Civil War, the Revolutionary War and the Pirates and the Cowboys. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Anna C. (Pfaff) Ash
...Anna C. Ash, former resident of Pleasant Hill, was born January 2, 1935 in Cass County, and departed this life on December 27, 2016. Graveside service was held January 3, 2017, at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
...She is survived by her children, Garry Ash and wife Delores of Pleasant Hill; Patricia Crease and husband Kenneth of Lee’s Summit; John Ash of Blue Springs, Kathy Ash-Howell and husband Mike of Independence, and Sherri Ash, also of Independence; 14 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.
...A complete obituary may be viewed at www.wallace-funeralhomes.com.
...Arrangements by Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Ruth A. Ballard
...Ruth Ann Ballard, 76, of Pleasant Hill, was born, March 3, 1940, in St. Louis, the daughter of Marshall Alva and Lola Irene (McDaniel) Campbell. She departed this life, peacefully, December 30, 2016, at her home.
...Ruth was a 1958 Pleasant Hill High School graduate.
...Ruth had been employed as a fork lift operator for Bendix/Honeywell, retiring in 2007. Prior to that, she was employed by Western Electric and had been a school bus driver in Pleasant Hill.
...She was a member of the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church. She was a Life Member of the Ivy Leaf Chapter #215, Order of the Eastern Star and the IAM Union Local # 778.
...She enjoyed gardening, tending to flowers, working on the family farm and spending time with her grandkids.
...Ruth was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by two daughters, Marsha (and Stan) Krummel of Spring Hill, Kans., and Nancy (and Aaron) Miller of Pleasant Hill; four grandchildren, Rachel
Krummel of Tacoma, Wash., Valerie (and Michael) McCord of Olathe, Kans., Evan Miller and Brett Miller, both of Pleasant Hill; one sister, Irene Smith of Des Moines, Iowa; two nieces and nephews, Stephanie (and Sean) Clark of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Greg (and Dee) Smith of Des Moines; other relatives and friends.
...Funeral services were held January 4, 2016, at the funeral home. Rev. Carl Knapp officiated. Interment was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Casket bearers were Kunio Dudgeon, Mike Griffith, Stan Krummel, Michael McCord, Aaron Miller, Brett Miller and Evan Miller.
...Memorial contributions are suggested to Cass County 4-H Horsemanship and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
...Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com.
...Arrangments by Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Robert Joseph Zuber
...Robert Joseph Zuber, 72, of Pleasant Hill, passed away January 4, 2016. He was born November 21, 1944, in Kansas City, to R. Frank, Sr. and Kathleen P. “Kay” (Herring) Zuber.
...Robert was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Sondra “Sonnie” J. (Reeder) Zuber; brothers, Walter Zuber, Gary Zuber and Zane Zuber and nephew, Zachary Zuber. His survivors include his wife, Lenora (Hutchison) Zuber, his daughter Dawn Amador (Ruben) of Pleasant Hill, and sons, Shane Zuber of Blue Springs and Timothy Zuber (Amy) of Pleasant Hill; two brothers; Richard Zuber (Darlene), of McKinney, TX; Ronald Zuber (Kathryn) of Independence; sister-in-law, Beverly Zuber; and numerous nieces, nephews and stepchildren, Bobby, Jonny Cates, George, Patrick, Grace Montag, step grandchild, Liam.
...Most important to Bob were his nine grandchildren: Ruben III, Xavier, Alexis, Mason Amador, Jacob, Zander, Emily, Kaylee, Chloe Zuber.
...A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 14, 2017 at Community of Christ Church in Pleasant Hill, from 2-4 p.m.

Jill Ladas
...Jill Ladas, 73, Blue Springs, passed away December 24, 2016, at Kansas City Hospice House. She had fiercely and courageously battled ovarian cancer for three years.
...Jill was born May 16, 1943, in Indio, California, daughter of William Ray Gromer and Beulah Ruth Gromer (Blankenship) and lived briefly in Cathedral City, California, while her father prepared to deploy to Europe with the United States Army. After deployment, Jill, her mother and brother James (Jim) Gromer, lived briefly in Des Moines, Iowa, before returning to St. Joseph, Missouri, where they settled to await her father's return from World War II. In 1950, her father, a dentist in St. Joseph, passed away when Jill was seven years old. Her mother later married her step-father, Vern Meade.
...Jill attended St. Joseph Schools, including Central High School, through her sophomore year before the family moved to Alma, Nebraska where her stepfather had become the head of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Harlan County Reservoir. Jill attended Alma High School her junior and senior years, graduating in 1961 as salutatorian.
...On March 3, 1962, Jill married Samuel Stith in Hermitage, Missouri. Two sons were born to this union, Jeff in 1964 and Marc in 1969. The family moved to California, Missouri in 1967. Jill worked in advertising for the local newspaper.
...While in California, Jill was divorced and later, on January 7, 1977, married D.J. Davis, who would become father to Jeff and Marc. In 1979, the family relocated to Odessa, where D.J. was employed as high school principal. During this time in Odessa, Jill returned to school to pursue her college degree. She enrolled at Blue Springs Campus of Longview College, earning an Associate's degree in 1987. She continued her education at Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg where she graduated summa cum laude with a degree in public relations/journalism and speech in 1991.
...After graduation, Jill went to work full time in 1993 at Longview Community College in Lee's Summit, as Continuing Education Coordinator.
...Having earlier divorced, she married John Ladas on May 2, 1998, in Independence. In 2001, she became Community Outreach Manager at the Longview campus. She retired from Metropolitan Community Colleges in 2012 to pursue her loves - traveling with husband John, loving on her granddaughter Taylor, working around home with her beloved dog Shiloh by her side and cheering on her Royals and Chiefs.
...Fate was not so kind when in January, 2014, Jill received her diagnosis. From the beginning, she was determined to defeat it, and she gave the fight everything she had to the very end. Jill was preceded in death by her father, mother, step-father and brother.
...Jill's life was highlighted by many remarkable accomplishments and experiences. She was a spelling bee champion, an award-winning accordion player, a published poet and a beauty contest queen.
...She had the opportunity to travel to England, France, Italy, Scotland, Germany and Greece, as well as, seeing firsthand the beauty of America, traveling to all corners of our nation, including Hawaii.
...She loved to hike with husband John and together, they learned ballroom dancing. Professionally, she was recognized and honored in her position at Longview and leaves a lasting impression on the Lee's Summit community with the Longview "Flights of Fancy" Kite Festival which she was instrumental in founding in 2007. It is attended by more than 15,000 residents of the metro Kansas City area each year. She received great joy in watching her son Marc act in many plays over the years and her son Jeff coach her granddaughter Taylor in fastpitch softball. Her greatest joy was being a mother and being a grandmother.
...Jill is survived by husband John Ladas of the home and her dog Shiloh; two sons, Jeff Stith (wife Tammy), Pleasant Hill, and Marc Stith (wife Jenni) Castle Rock, CO; step-children Paul Ladas (wife Debbie) Drexel; Michelle Ladas (Lee's Summit), and Kristina Lobb (husband Randall) Tonganoxie, KS; close friend D.J. Davis, Maitland, and grandchildren Taylor Stith and Rowden, Elena and Tabor Lobb. She is also survived by her "Soul Sister" Georgia Schmittling, Lee's Summit, and a multitude of friends, associates and neighbors, who will miss her greatly.
...A celebration of Jill's life will take place on Saturday January 14, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Longview Funeral Home, 12700 S. Raytown Road, Kansas City. The family will receive visitors at the funeral home on Friday January 13, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Cremation has been accorded.
...Interment will be at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville, at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday January 17, 2017.
...In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the following organizations: Vicki Welsh Fund for Ovarian Cancer (www.vickiwelshfund.org) or the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (www.whyteal.org).

Shirley Parris
...Shirley Parris, 83, died January 6, 2017. Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, Fay and Opal Wilson; husbands, Jack Smith and Loren Parris; son, Timothy Smith, and grandchildren, Jase Williams, and Caleb Smith.
...She is survived by her sons, John Smith, Daniel Smith, and Michael Smith; one brother David Wilson; 37 grandchildren and great grandchildren.
...Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 11, 2017, at the funeral home. Interment Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.
...Memorial contributions are suggested to the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
Arrangements by Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong, Pleasant Hill, Missouri 64080 (816) 540-5550 www.stanleydickeyfuneralhome.com.

Charles L. Young
...Charles L. Young of Pleasant Hill, MO, was born June 30, 1936 in West Line, Missouri and departed this life January 5, 2017 at St. Luke’s East in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, surrounded by the love of his family.
...He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Jean Young of the home; two sons, Charles Young of Harrisonville, Missouri and Wesley Young and wife Windy of Pleasant Hill, Missouri; two daughters, Tammy Suelter and husband Brad of Pleasant Hill, Missouri and Terri Barnard and husband Allen of Harrisonville, Missouri; ten grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
...As Charles requested, cremation has been accorded. The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 7:00 P.M. Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill. A Memorial Service will immediately follow at 7:00 p.m. with Pastor Clayton With, officiating.
...As Charles preferred, please come in casual attire. Private family inurnment will be held at a later date. The family suggests contributions to Midwest Animal ResQ (MARQ), 10312 E. 63rd Street, Raytown, Missouri 64133.
...A complete obituary may be viewed at www.wallace-funeralhomes.com