Pleasant Hill, Missouri            Wednesday, August 27, 2014             ©2014 Pleasant Hill Times

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Charles Justin
Dunnington

.... Charles Justin Dunnington, 30, passed away unexpectedly on May 13, 2013 in Independence. He was born on Sept. 1, 1982 in Lee's Summit, the son of Patsy Dunnington.
.... He attended Lee's Summit Schools in his early years and was a very outgoing and talented child. He always had a way with words, whether writing poems, short stories or songs and in elementary school these talents were recognized when he won the Young Authors Award.
.... Throughout his life, Charles had many trials and tribulations – sometimes they got the best of him, even if he did everything he could not to let it change the person he was. Although, Charles was only with us for 30 short years, he was always full of laughter and love.
.... His friends and family will miss his "one of a kind" smile and ability to touch people's hearts and souls.
.... Charles is survived by his mother, Patsy Dunnington; his sister, Brandy Parker; his brother, Miles Dunnington; grandparents, Charles and Vera Dunnington; two sons, Brenden and Phillip, and one daughter, Carmen.
.... A Memorial Service and Inurnment will be held 11:00 a.m., Friday, August 29, at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery Columbarium with Rev. Tony Reynolds officiating.
.... Charles' inurnment will be next to his great grandmother, Cecil Lamar, who preceded him in death.
.... Funeral arrangements by the Wallace Funeral Home of Pleasant Hill.


Boyd Earl Huffman
....Boyd Earl Huffman, 84, of Scottsdale passed away on August 15, 2014. Boyd was born on Sept. 23, 1929, in Pleasant Hill.
....He moved to Arizona in 1964 to work for Motorola as a chemical engineer, and he retired from Honeywell.
....He was devoted to his family and friends. Survivors include a son, Greg Huffman (Laurel), of Casa Grande; a daughter, Elisha Woodruff, of Scottsdale; five grandsons, three great grandchildren; niece Dorothy (Whited) Sipes and Bob; nephews, Russell Whited, Larry Whited and Francine.
....He was preceded in death by his wife, Bobbye; sister, Frances Whited; brother, Floyd J.; son-in-law, Randal Woodruff and grandson, Matthew Huffman; parents Bertha and Virgil Huffman and niece Judy (Whited) Bell.
....Services were held at Valley Presbyterian Church, Casa Grande, August 25, 2014; burial was in Casa Grande Mountain View Cemetery. Arrangements by J.Warren Funeral Services.

John E. Fleener
....The world lost a great man, John E. Fleener, on August 19, 2014. John was born on June 24, 1931 to John and Julie Fleener at their home in Leeton.
....John was united in marriage to Vera Franklin, January 20, 1951 and she preceded him in death.
....He is survived by Betty Rowe of Stark City, Mo., his wife of the heart for the last four years; two daughters, Kathy Ross and Stephen, of Neosho and Vickie Fletcher of Walker, La.; two sons, Keven Fleener and Viola of Loughman Fla. and Steven Fleener of Tipton; six grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; a brother, Clyde Fleener, of Centerview; two sisters, Margie Fleener, of Warrensburg and Patty Bond of Centerview.
....He is preceded in death by his two sisters, Wilma Sims and Betty Swadley.
....John was a steady fixture at R.B. Rice Sausage Co., where he worked as a butcher and maintenance man in Lee's Summit. He was a valuable employee at Swisher Mower in Warrensburg where he worked as an independent wiring engineer.
....John moved to Stark City, in July, 2010, where he resided until his death. John was a good, kind and generous Christian man who will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
....A Celebration of John's life was August 23 at Williams Funeral Chapel in Warrensburg with the Rev. Doug Gripka officiating. Interment followed at Warrensburg Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
....Contributions may be made to the Newtonia Baptist Church in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at www.williamsfuneralchapel.net.

Dominic K. Smith
....Dominic K. Smith was born into God's loving care on August 14, 2014, at Truman Medical Center, Kansas City, the son of Ronnie and Crystal (Stevens) Smith, II of Independence.
....He was preceded in death by one brother, Gabriel K. Stevens; paternal grandfather, Ronald Smith, Sr.; maternal great grandmother, Carolyn A. Owen; paternal great grandparents, Delores Powell and Russell and Nellie Smith.
....Dominic is survived by his parents, Ronnie J. and Crystal Smith, II, of the home; four brothers, Ronald, Isaiah, Blake and Jaxson; one sister, Leah; paternal grandmother, Denise Smith of Independence; maternal grandparents, Randy and Lisa Owen of Kingsville and Kenneth and Reneé Stevens of Buckner; paternal great grandfather, John Bush of Kansas City; maternal great grandfather, Paul Owen and wife Kathy of Clarinda, IA.; other relatives and many family friends.
....Funeral service for Dominic K. Smith was held August 21, 2014, at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill with Pastor Paul Owen officiating. Burial was in Mt. Washington Cemetery, Independence.
....Arrangements by Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill

Della D.
Thompson-Croy
....Della Doreen Thompson-Croy, 93, of Lee's Summit, formerly of Pleasant Hill, and Hamilton, departed this life, August 22, 2014, at the Wilshire at Lakewood Care Center, surrounded with love and family. She was born on April 20, 1921, near Pleasant Hill, the daughter of Hobert and Edna Pearl (Small) Milican.  
....Della attended the Pleasant Hill High School; later earning a degree as a licensed practical nurse at the Baptist Memorial School of Nursing in Kansas City.
....In 1939, she was united in marriage to Dee N. Parris.
....In 1970, she married Lee Roy Thompson and he preceded her in death in 1993.
....In 1995, she was united in marriage to Marshall Croy and he preceded her in death in 2005.
....In the late 1940s and early 1950s, she was employed as a ranch house cook at the Fenton Dairy Ranch near San Pasqual Valley, Calif.
....While in California, she served as a missionary to the Hispanic and American Indian populatioon in the San Pasqual Valley.
....In the late 50s and early 60s, Della owned and operated Dell's Café in downtown Pleasant Hill.
....Following nursing school, she was employed as a LPN for the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Kansas City, and later the Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe.
....She ended her career as the Caldwell County Health Nurse.
....She was an avid and gifted seamstress and loved crocheting, knitting and quilting. She also loved music and was self taught playing the piano, banjo, harmonica, guitar and the accordion.
....She was a former member of the Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Pleasant Hill, the Hopewell Baptist Church in Cowgill, Mo., and the Kingsville Baptist Church. She had just transferred her membership to the Big Creek Baptist Church in Pleasant Hill.
Della was preceded in death by five siblings, Verna Milican, Hobert Milican, Alberta Benware, Johnny James and Ronnie James.
....She is survived by two sons, Ray (and Millie) Parris of Pleasant Hill, and Samuel D. (and Anita) Parris of Lee's Summit; four grandchildren, Dianna (and John) Gibson-Smoot of Lee's Summit; Tammy D. (and Craig) Hydeman of Overland Park, Kans.; Christopher E. (and fiancé Tamara Reindl) Parris of Spring, Texas, and Tina (and Don) Carlile of Red Oak, Texas; eight great grandchildren, Jacob Carlile, Neal Hydeman, Lee Gibson, Erica Parris, Kathrine Hydeman, Hannah Parris, Brad Carlile and Caleb Carlile; one brother Lonnie (and Mary) James of Lebanon; two sisters Nyla Parris of Buffalo, Mo, and Alma (and Homer) Foote of Harrisonville; her best friend, Aurora Suarez of Oceanside, Calif.; several nieces and nephews; other relatives; and a host of friends.
....Funeral services were, August 25, 2014, at the funeral home. Rev. John McRoy officiated. Interment in the Strasburg Cemetery. Casket bearers were Caleb Carlile, Don Carlile, Craig Hydeman, Neal Hydeman, Gary Moulder and Christopher Parris.  
H....onorary casket bearers were Brad Carlile, Lee Gibson, Samuel Harvkey, Hobie Milican, Dennis Prock, Bruce Simms, John Smoot and Mike Thurman.
....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.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com.
....Arrangements by Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill, Missouri.

Matthew
Wayne Long
....Matthew Wayne Long, 27 of Pleasant Hill, departed this life much too soon on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014.
....He was was preceded in death by his father, Steven Long, with whom he now rests.
....He is survived by his four children: Hailee, 10; Destiny, 9; Marissa, 8; and Damien, 4; his fiance Angela; his mother, Christine, sister, Kristina and niece Syah; and other friends and relatives.
....Cremation has been accorded.
....A private celebration of life ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. on Sunday, August 31, at the family home.

Robert "Andy" Andersen

.... Robert "Andy "Andersen, 82, of Lone Jack, departed this life August 7, 2014 at his home, surrounded by love and family.
.... He was born August 23, 1931, in Kansas City, Kans., the son of Marius Theodore and Ellen Krystine (Christensen) Andersen.
.... Andy was a 1947 graduate of East High School in Kansas City.
.... He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War, serving honorably from 1947 until 1953. He received two Purple Hearts, Korean ribbon four star and the President Unit Citation star among many others.
.... On February 28, 1966, he was united in marriage to Dorothy Mae (Roberts) Duff in Miami, Okla.
.... Andy was employed as a mechanic for Tobin Construction Company for 25 years and retired after five more years of work for Reitters Construction Company. He was an active member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post #3118, Pleasant Hill, for the past 15 years and served faithfully on the Honor Guard. He was also a member of the American Legion, Lee's Summit. He was a member of Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, Lee's Summit.
.... Besides his parents, Andy was preceded in death by one son, Robert Larry Andersen. Andy is survived by his wife, Dorothy M. Andersen, of the home; two daughters, Tobi Nash, of Kansas City, and Barbara Wrigley, of Las Vegas, Nev.; three stepdaughters, Roberta Hammer, of Excelsior Springs; Cheryl Robinson of San Antonio; and Donna Schofield, of Lee's Summit; one grandson, Ryan Andersen Nash, of Lone Jack; his twin brother, Richard Andersen of Sierra Vista, Ariz.; 14 step-grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; other relatives and a host of friends.
.... Funeral services were held August 12, 2014, at the funeral home. Pastor Jon Gruen officiated. The Final Salute Ceremony was conducted by the members of the VFW Post #3118. Graveside military services and interment followed in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery with full military honors by the U.S. Marine Corps and the V.F.W. Post #3118 Honor guard.
.... Memorial contributions are suggested to the Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, Lee's Summit, and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
.... Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com.
.... Arrangements by StanleyDickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.


Amy Louise Sneed
....Amy Louise Sneed, 92, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life August 14, 2014, at the John Knox Village Hospice Care Center. She was born November 1, 1921, in Pleasant Hill, the daughter of Ferd and Lottie (Kincaid) Simon. 
.... On March 25, 1944, Amy was united in marriage to Joseph F. Sneed in Olathe, Kansas.  He preceded her in death on June 10, 1973.
.... Amy was employed as a Telephone Operations Manager for the Sunflower/Hercules Ammunition Plant in Clearview, Kansas. 
.... She was a member of the Pleasant Hill Big Creek Baptist Church.
.... Amy was also preceded in death by one brother, Hubert F. Simon; and two sisters, Wilma Thomas and Mildred Allen.
....She is survived by one niece, Susan Thomas of Simi Valley, Calif.; two nephews, Wm. David (and Julie) Allen of San Clemente, Calif., and Ronald R. Allen of Kansas City, Kans.; other relatives and friends.
....Graveside funeral services and interment will be held 10:30 a.m., August 20, 2014, at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Pastor Todd MacLean will officiate. Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
....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.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com.
....Arrangements by StanleyDickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

William Curran "Bill" Driskill
....William Curran "Bill" Driskill, 97, of Belton, formerly of Sun Lakes, Ariz., and Perry, Iowa, departed this life, August 14, 2014, at Carnegie Village Assisted Living Center in Belton.
....He was born April 14, 1917, in Mt. Ayr, Iowa, the son of William C. and Virginia (Creveling) Driskill. 
....Bill was a 1929 Arriba, Colorado High School graduate.
....He was employed as a conductor for the Milwaukee Rail Road at Perry, Iowa, for 40 years, retiring in the early 1970s. 
.... Following retirement he moved to Sun Lakes, Ariz. before moving to Lee's Summit in 2007.  
....He was a life member of the Elks, a member of Shrine Temple and the United Church of Christ in Sun Lakes.
....Bill was preceded in death by his wife, Erma in 1999; two brothers, Starl Driskill and Howard Mac Driskill.
....He is survived by two sisters, Lois (and Ernie) RuzCleta Rush of El Dorado, Kans.; a niece Carol (and Chet) Johnson of Lake Winnebago; several other nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.
....Cremation has been accorded. A memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, August 23, 2014, at the funeral home where visitation will be held one half hour prior to the service. Pastor David Driskell will officiate.  Inurnment will be in the Strasburg Cemetery at a later date.
....Memorial contributions are suggested to the Continua Hospice and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
....Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com.
....Arrangements were under the direction of the StanleyDickey Funeral Home,
Pleasant Hill.

Janyce Marie Cohen
....Janyce Marie Cohen, 67, Pleasant Hill, departed this life on August 5, 2014, at her home surrounded by love and family.
....Janyce was born January 30, 1947 in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
....She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Dick of Pleasant Hill; son Rick and wife Carrie; son Daron and wife Stephany and daughter, Leann and husband Nate; grandchildren, Anthony, Kody, Caleb, Peydnn and Mason.
....Janyce loved spending time with family and friends, making every occasion special for them. She loved growing flowers and yard work, relaxing, enjoying the scenic rivers and hills of the Ozarks. She will be missed.
.... Cremation. No services are scheduled. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Cass County Cremation Service, Harrisonville.

Joyce Elaine (Hyatt) Foote

.... Joyce Elaine (Hyatt) Foote was born March 31, 1947 in Gunn City, and departed this life on August 3, 2014. She was the daughter of Harold H. "Pug" and Doris Nell (McLear) Hyatt. Joyce spent her younger years in the Gunn City area and graduated from Harrisonville High School in 1965.
.... On May 31, 1968, Joyce was united in marriage with Richard W. Foote in Belton and to this union two children, Troy and Robin were born. The Foote family continued to live in the Cass County area, the last 14 years in Pleasant Hill.
.... Joyce was a 28 year employee of Sears, most of that time, she held the position of shipping and receiving clerk. She was a gifted quilter and was a member of two quilting groups, the "Nighttime Strippers Club" and the "Bitch and Stitch Club."
.... The most important thing in Joyce's life was her family. Her world revolved around each and every one of them, especially her grandchildren and her great grandson.
.... Joyce was a member of the Big Creek Baptist Church of Pleasant Hill.
.... She was preceded in death by both her parents, Harold H. "Pug" and Doris Hyatt; four brothers, Pat, Phil, Bruce and John Thomas Hyatt; three sisters, Delores Pasada, Montie Geier and Mary Margaret "Penny" Reynolds.
.... Joyce is survived by her husband, Richard W. Foote of the home; one son, Troy M. Foote and wife Vanessa of Kansas City; one daughter, Robin E. Foote of Harrisonville; three brothers, Robert and Mike Hyatt both of Gunn City and Steve Hyatt of Garden City; four sisters, Jane Hutchings of Holden; Barbara Younger of Grain Valley; Judy Laffoon of Peculiar and Linda Lynch of Belton; six grandchildren, Rachael Foote of Henrietta, Shelby and Luke Foote, both of Kansas City, Taylor Fordyce, Bruce and Brant Mayo, all of Harrisonville; three step-grandchildren, Parker, Skyler and Abigail Mertz all of Kansas City; one great-grandson, Emmett Eastep of Kansas City, other relatives and many friends.
.... As Joyce requested, cremation has been accorded.
.... The services for Joyce Elaine (Hyatt) Foote were held at the Pleasant Hill Big Creek Baptist Church on August 8, 2014. The Rev. Todd MacLean officiated. Inurnment was in the Gunn City Cemetery.
.... Contributions are suggested to the Pleasant Hill Big Creek Baptist Church Building Fund, 1517 N. State Route 7, P.O. Box 395, Pleasant Hill, Missouri 64080.
.... Services were under the direction of Wallace Funeral Home.


Frances Isabell
Baxter
....Frances Isabell Baxter, 97, passed away at her home of 61 years in Strasburg, on August 2, 2014.
....She was born January 22, 1917 in Lankin, Kansas, to James and Minnolia Glenn. She precedes in death four siblings, Myrtle Zellner, Florine Miller, Laverne Higgenbotham and James Glenn.
....She and her husband, Bill Baxter, recently celebrated their 76th wedding anniversary. They were married on April 7, 1938 in Liberty. They have one daughter, Betty Richardson of Camden. Frances worked along with Bill on their farm for many years. She also worked as a bookkeeper for Wallace Lime and Fertilizer in East Lynne. She worked and retired from Pleasant Hill Co-op.
....Frances loved spending time with her family, especially her three grandchildren. She and Bill enjoyed taking them on vacations and trips to the lake.
....Frances loved to sew, embroider and crochet. She made many beautiful quilts for her daughter and grandchildren. She enjoyed writing letters to her family and friends. When she and Bill retired, they loved to travel with their fifth wheel trailer, spending a lot of time at Truman Lake.
....She leaves behind a loving family. She is survived by her husband Bill; daughter, Betty Richardson; three grandchildren, Guy Kinnison (and Rhonda Cooper) of Richmond, Ralph (and Julie) Kinnison of Lee's Summit and Lisa (and Jim) Goble of Greenwood; 10 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 and Dillon Kinnison of Kansas City; Haley Kinnison of Lee's Summit, Amy (and Jim) Morris of Springfield; Kyle Bishop of Excelsior Springs; four great great grandchildren, Carson and Brooke Schmidt; Grayson and Izzlie Kinnison; many family and friends.
....Funeral services were held at August 7, 2014 at the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill with burial in the Strasburg Cemetery.
....Family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Kansas City Hospice.
....Arrangements by Stanley Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Terry Lee Wolf
....Terry Lee Wolf, 67, Kansas City, died August 4, 2014, at Corner Brook Place in Kansas City. Funeral services were held August 8 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville with burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Terry was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his ex-wife, Jessie Brown and her two sons, Michael Smith and Robert Smith, all of Kansas City.
....Terry was born July 11, 1947, in Jackson County, the son of Carl E. and Donna L. (Mahaffey) Koonce. He was raised by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Mahaffey. He was a graduate of North Kansas City High School.
....Terry was a very private person, and he was not particularly fond of his childhood or proud of his younger years. He did work at the railroad for a few years, in his early 20s, but it's not something he would particularly want to be remembered by.
....He told numerous stories and experiences to the boys as they grew up and was a colorful man by anyone's standard. He was able to elicit feelings, both good and bad, from all that had the pleasure or misfortune of meeting him.
....He raised Michael and Robert from an early age and has been the single most influential person in their lives to date.
....Terry also owned and operated Wolf's Stump Removal Company and owned a Christmas tree farm at one point. He attended Strasburg Baptist Church.
....He loved fly fishing. Terry enjoyed a number of activities, such as riding his Harley and restoring historic vehicles, which he shared with both family and his many friends over the years. Arrangements were under the direction of Atkinson Funeral Home, Harrisonville. Online condolences may be made to atkinsonfuneralhome.com.

Jamie Leigh (Garrett) Hatfield
....Jamie Leigh (Garrett) Hatfield, 51, of Pleasant Hill, passed away August 6, 2014 at Lee's Summit Medical Center.
....Jamie was born September 7, 1962 in Warrensburg, the daughter of Dr. James Sims Garrett and Helen I. (Anderson) Garrett.
....She graduated from Holden High School. She had resided in Harrisonville for the past 30 years and was employed with Cass County Regional Medical Center in Harrisonville for the past 30 plus years.
....She was the Director of Medical Records at the time of her passing. Her duties included being a HIPAA officer.
....She enjoyed trap shooting, fishing, attending her sons' sporting events, and most of all, being a grandmother.
....Survivors include her husband, Jeffrey M. Hatfield, of the home; two sons, Derek Schlotzhauer and wife, Bailee, of Harrisonville; and Austin Schlotzhauer and wife, Molly of Belton; stepson: Jeffrey Hatfield, of the home; her mother, Helen Garrett of Holden; sister, Pamela Lukenbill and husband, Jeffery of Harrisonville, and three grandchildren,Hunter Schlotzhauer, Brody Schlotzhauer and Maverick Schlotzhauer. She was preceded in death by her father.
....Funeral services were August 12, 2014 at Williams Funeral Chapel in Holden. Pastor Bud McCleskey of Coleman Baptist Church in Peculiar, officiated. Interment followed in the Holden Cemetery.
....In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Jamie Hatfield Memorial Fund (to go towards a park bench at Cass Co. Regional Medical Center).

Robert Lee "Bob" Gippner

.... Robert Lee "Bob" Gippner was born July 17, 1940 in Kansas City in Kansas City and departed this life on July 27, 2014, at St. Luke's Hospice House.
.... He was the only child of Edward George and Sadie Etta (Sjaarda) Gippner.
Bob spent his younger years in the Fairmount/Independence area and graduated from Van Horn High School in 1957.
.... On Oct. 20, 1962, Bob was united in marriage with Linda Kay Besch in Independence, then nine days later, on Oct. 29, 1962, he left to proudly serve his country in the United States Army.
.... After his honorable discharge in 1965, Bob returned to Missouri and he and Linda made their home in Buckner. In 1974 the Gippner family moved to Odessa.
.... Before his retirement, Bob was a truck driver for Sysco Foods.
.... He was a member of the Ebenezer United Church of Christ in Levasy, a 46-year member of AA and a former member of The Flying Harley's Motorcycle Club.
.... He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Sadie Gippner.
.... Bob is survived by his wife, Linda Kay Gippner of the home; two daughters, Julie Jackson and husband Tony of Springfield and Angela Wilson of Independence; three grandsons, Matt Jackson of Springfield, Scott Jackson of Jennings and Bradley Wilson of Independence; one great granddaughter, Sophia Dawn Wilson, other relatives and many, many friends.
.... Funeral services for Robert Lee "Bob" Gippner were held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, Aug. 1 at Blue Ridge Trinity Lutheran Church in Raytown, with Pastor Orin Cummings and Rev. Dr. Stephen J. Redman officiating.
.... Casket bearers were Bill Besch, Fred Besch, Matt Jackson, Scott Jackson, Bradley Wilson and Bob Kirk.
.... Burial was in the Ebenezer Cemetery at Levasy, with Military Honors by the United States Army and VFW Post #3118 Honor Team of Pleasant Hill.
.... The family suggests contributions be sent to to St. Luke' s Hospice House, 3516 Summit, Kansas City, MO 64111 or may be left at the funeral home or by going online to www.wallace-funeralhomes.com


Joyce E. (Hyatt)
Foote
....Joyce E. (Hyatt) Foote departed this life on August 3, 2014. She was born March 31, 1947 in Gunn City, the daughter of Harold H. "Pug" and Doris N. (McLear) Hyatt.
.... On May 31, 1968, Joyce was united in marriage with Richard W. Foote and to this union two children, Troy and Robin were born.
....As Joyce requested, cremation has been accorded. Services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., August 8, 2014 at the Big Creek Baptist Church in Pleasant Hill.
....The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until service time at 11:00 a.m. at the church. A luncheon will be held at the church immediately following the funeral service. Inurnment will be in the Gunn City Cemetery after the luncheon.
....A complete obituary will appear in next week's Pleasant Hill Times. Arrangements ae under the direction of the Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Granville Claude
Hackett

....Granville Claude Hackett, 91, of Strasburg, departed this life July 22, 2014, at his home in the countryside of Strasburg. He was born July 31, 1922, in Hamilton, Mo., the son of Claude Aines and Virginia Mae (Rogers) Hackett. 
....Granville was a 1940 Avalon High School graduate.  He was a WWII United States Navy Veteran and was honorably discharged on September 11, 1945.
....On January 11, 1945, he was united in marriage to Rachel Armelda Johnston in Long Beach, Calif.  She preceded him in death on July 9, 2006.
....Granville was employed as Postmaster in Strasburg where he served for 39 years. He also farmed along with his wife, Rachel on their family farm south of Strasburg for over 60 years. 
....He was an active member and deacon of the Strasburg Union Church and an active member of the Gideons. Granville was also a proud founder of Mama's Place, an orphanage in Haiti.  He especially cherished the time he spent with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
....Granville was also preceded in death by one daughter, Susan V. Hackett; one brother, James D. Hackett; and two sisters, Faye Comer and Fern Graves.
He is survived by seven children, Douglas (and Margie) Hackett of Parkville; Mary Jo Hackett of Harrisonville; David (and Patty) Hackett of Lone Jack; Gene (and Judy) Hackett of Fairmont, Minn.; Bill (and Vicki) Hackett of Carrollton, Tex.; Wesley (and Kay) Hackett of Lee's Summit; Christopher (and Jane) Hackett of Rio Rancho, New Mex.; one sister, Allie Jo Ayres, of Estes Park, Colo.; 13 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren; other relatives and many friends.
....Visitation was held July 25, 2014, at the funeral home. Funeral services were held July 26, 2014, at the Strasburg Union Church. Graveside military services and interment followed in the Strasburg Cemetery with full military honors by the United States Navy and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3118 Honor Guard. 
....Casket bearers were Aaron Hackett, Amanda HackettHann, Brian Hackett,
Christopher Hackett, Jim Hackett, Matthew Hackett, Michael Hackett, Philip
Hackett, Shane Hackett, Colleen Recker, Angela Roach, Brandon Schemerhorn and Laura Wille.  Honorary casket bearers were Marjorie Dillon, Charlie Green, Lloyd Stever and Kathleen Sumner.
....Memorial contributions are suggested to the Strasburg Cemetery, the Strasburg Union Church or Gideons and may be sent in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com.
....Arrangements by StanleyDickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.


Robert Ray "Pop"
Corn
....Robert Ray "Pop" Corn, 96, of Lee's Summit, passed away on July 21, 2014 at the Village House in Lee's Summit.
....Funeral Mass was July 28, 2014 at Our Lady of the Presentation Catholic Church, Lee's Summit. Burial was in Floral Hills East Cemetery with full military rites. Memorial contributions may be made to Little Sisters of the Poor.
...."Pop" was born March 6, 1918, in Oak Grove. He was in the 1st draft, enlisting on January 7, 1941, and was discharged on November 15, 1945, serving in the U.S. Army during WWII.
....He was a proud member of the 203rd Coast Artillery (Anti Aircraft) group. Unit emblem-Hound Dog w/motto "Don't Kick Our Dog."
....He was a lifetime member of the VFW Post 5789 and also a member of the American Legion 189 Jack Gray Post.
....He married Virginia Lee Gudde on August 12, 1948, and they had 65 years of marriage. He coached Little League baseball in Lee's Summit for many years.
He and Virginia loved to dance, and he loved to gamble and was an avid poker player. He was a member of Our Lady of the Presentation Catholic Church.
....He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, three sisters, grandson, Zachary Corn and great grandson, Brooks Corn.
....Survivors are his wife, Virginia of the home; six children, Robert L. Corn and Patrick L. Corn, both of Lee's Summit; Mick R. Corn of Grain Valley; Tim M. Corn and Alisa Clements, both of Pleasant Hill, and Mark L. Corn of Abilene, Kans.; 10 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.
....Arrangements by Langsford Funeral Home of Lee's Summit.

Seth Jason
Powell
....Seth Jason Powell, 25, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life July 26, 2014, at his home in Pleasant Hill. He was born December 5, 1988, in Harrisonville.
....Seth was a gifted heavy machinery operator, as well as a gifted carpenter. He loved working with his hands and was able to fix or make anything when it came to his carpentry skills.
....In his spare time, he loved fishing and hunting and was an avid guitar player.  He also loved working on cars and motorcycles.  He was a mule rider and especially loved a good barbeque.  Seth loved life and having a good time.
....Seth is survived by his parents, Jimmy and LeAnne (Atkinson) Gerken of Pleasant Hill; his biological father, James R. Powell, of Harrisonville;  four children, Brody James Powell, Mandy Frances-Hope Powell, Kamia Paige Kirkland and Zoie Raeann Cates, all of Pleasant Hill; six siblings, Amy (and Justin) Elliott and Jimmy (and Courtney) Powell, all of Garden City; David (and Taisha) Powell of Creighton; Cara (and Austin) McMilian, and Makayla (and Tyler) Wilhite, all of Pleasant Hill, and Brittany Powell of Belton; paternal grandfather, James Powell of Garden City; paternal grandmother, Linda Powell of Adrian; maternal grandfather, Marvin Atkinson of Archie; maternal grandmother, Shara (and John) Flanery of Archie; paternal step-grandmother Judy Vest of Pleasant Hill; several aunts and uncles; several nieces and nephews; other relatives; and a host of friends.
....Visitation will be held 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at the funeral home. Pastor Preston Sanders of the Strasburg Baptist Church will officiate. Interment will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.  Casket bearers are Chad Clark, Tim Corn, Mike Payne, David Powell, Jimmy Powell, Austin McMilian, Tyler Thompson and Tyler Wilhite.
....Memorial contributions are suggested to the family and may be sent in care of the Pleasant Hill Bank.
....Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com
....Arrangements by StanleyDickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Jane Wallace Gibbs Jackson
....Jane Wallace Gibbs Jackson, Sevierville, Tenn., died at her home on June 13, 2014 after an extended illness. She was born in Rocheport, Mo. on December 22, 1920, but was raised in Columbia, Houston, Mo. and Pleasant Hill.
....She moved to Cullman, Ala. as a sophomore in college. Mrs. Jackson earned her undergraduate degree in home economics from Alabama Polytechnic Institute, which is now Auburn University. She earned her Master's degree in childhood development and family relationships from the University of Mississippi.
....Jane was a member of the 1939 Pleasant Hill High School graduating class. Her father, Wallace P. Gibbs, was the vocational agriculture teacher when Vo-Ag was brought to PHHS in the early 1930s.
....She was preceded in death by her parents, Wallace and Leila Royston Gibbs; a sister, Charlotte Royston Gibbs Thompson of Cullman, Ala.
....She is survived by her husband of 63 plus years, Woody Jackson; children, Cindy Jane Jackson Morton (Dr. Steve Morton) of Sevierville, and Dr. George Woody Jackson (Cary Owen Jackson of Cherokee Village Ark.; a brother, Dr. Sydney Royston Gibbs (Clarice Smith Gibbs) of Birmingham, Ala. and grandchildren.
....In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to the First Baptist Church Park Road Recreation Center, 317 Parkway, Sevierville, Tenn. 37862 or please do something nice for someone.
....Funeral services were June 17, 2014 at Atchley Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry Hyder and Rev. Scott Andrews officiating. Burial followed in Smoky Mountain Memory Gardens.

Barbara A. Jones
...Barbara Anne Schmidt Jones, 81, passed away July 22, 2014, in Raleigh, N.C.
...She was born on September 23, 1932, in Eolia, Mo., and was raised in St. Charles.
...After high school, she attended the University of Missouri at Columbia. While there, she met Richard Jones and moved to Pleasant Hill a year after they married in 1952.
...Barbara was a teacher for several years, a guidance counselor, after earning a
master's degree from UMKC, and a mother to their two sons.
...She left Pleasant Hill in 1988 for Kansas City and then moved to Fort Lauderdale in the early 90s to be with her mother, Minnie Schmidt.
...In April 2013, she moved to Raleigh to be near her son, Keith, and his family. She very much enjoyed activities at her senior living community and time with family and friends up until her pancreatic cancer diagnosis in June.
...Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, brother and son, Jim Jones. She is survived by her son, Keith Jones; daughter-in-law, Dianne (Mazo) Jones; granddaughter, Mia Christina Jones; and step-grandson, Josh Haymond, and his wife, Christie.
...Her final resting spot will be next to her son, Jim, at Glenridge Cemetery in Liberty.
...There will be a private memorial gathering at a later date.

Ralph Anthony
Bannigan
...Ralph Anthony Bannigan, 85, of Raytown, passed away July 5, 2014.  Memorial services were held on Saturday, July 26, 2014, at Faith Presbyterian Church, 8301 James A Reed Road, Raytown.  Arrangements by the Royer Funeral Home Grain Valley.

Troy Lawrence
Dinges

....Troy Lawrence Dinges, 39, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life unexpectedly, July 13, 2014, at the Truman Medical Center, Kansas City, as a result of heart problems.
....He was born on March 31, 1975, in Harrisonville. Troy was a 1993 Pleasant Hill High School graduate.
....He had been employed as a van driver and dispatcher for the Adesa Auto Auction for over 20 years.
....Troy was a kind and gentle person who was well respected by many; especially older people. He loved animals; especially his cats. He also loved country music, boating, dirt biking and four wheeling.
....Troy is survived by his father and stepmother Patrick and Michele Dinges, of Holden; his mother Mary (Gentry) Elliott, of Lake Pomme de Terre; a halfbrother, Ronald (and Erika) Hayes, of North Kansas City; a half sister, Jennifer (and Phillip) Fleming, of Pleasant Hill; one step-sister, Jennifer (and Austin) Hodson of Seoul, South Korea; one stepbrother, Devin (and Lauren) Freed; several aunts and uncles; other relatives; and a host of friends.
....Funeral service were held July 19, 2014, at the funeral home.
....Rev. D. Kent Deubner officiated. Interment in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Casket bearers were Clint Dinges, Frank Dinges, Todd Dinges, Brian Edwards, Ronnie Hayes and Damon Smythia.
....Memorial contributions are suggested 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 were under the directionof the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.


Ruth Arlene
Starkey
....Ruth went to be with the Lord on July 16, 2014, at her residence after a battle with pancreatic cancer.
....She was born in Pleasant Pleasant Hill High School. She earned a bachelor of arts degree in education from Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg and a master of arts degree in education from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
....She did additional postgraduate work at Florida State University and the University of Missouri.
....Ruth taught physical education, health and math in the public school systems in Missouri, Florida and Kansas. In Louisiana, she taught math and English as a second language (ESL) for 20 years at Pineville Junior and Senior High Schools and Bolton High School.
....Ruth sponsored four of her ESL students to the advanced high school junior/senioryear at the Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts in Natchitoches, La. Each graduated and received scholarships to major universities.
....Ruth was a devoted and dedicated teacher. Her greatest joy was seeing her students achieve and accomplish things they didn't know they could.
....Ruth was also a licensed cosmetologist and a trained electrologist.
S....he made quilts and hangings, wrote poems for special occasions for family, friends and students, and enjoyed plays and musicals.
....Ruth is survived by her husband of 36 years, Dale Arthur Starkey; her son, Daniel Aaron Starkey; two sisters, Melba Jean Crain (Don) of Bartlesville, Okla. and Lois Ann Kimrey (Herbert) of Pleasant Hill.
....She was preceded in death by her parents, Austin Wesley Burris and Pearl Nadine Sechrest Burris; three brothers, Ralph Otis Burris, Raymond Lee Burris and Donald Dean Burris.
....Funeral services for Ruth Arlene Starkey were held at July 19, 2014 at Grace Presbyterian Church, Alexandria, La. with the Rev. Bob Vincent officiating.
....Interment followed in Greenwood Memorial Park, Pineville, under the direction of Hixson Brothers of Alexandria.
....In lieu of flowers the family asks that you consider memorials to Grace Christian School, 4900 Jackson St. Alexandria, 71301, the Cabrini Foundation (Cancer Center or Hospice.

Susan "Susie" Todd
....Susan "Susie" Todd, 67 of Pleasant Hill, departed this life July 13, 2014, at her home, surrounded with love and family.
....She was born, October 12, 1946, in Malden, Mo., the daughter of John William "Bill" and Loretta Marie (Michael) Anderson.
....She was a 1964 Pleasant Hill High School graduate. On May 22, 1965, she was united in marriage to H.A. Todd in Pleasant Hill.
....Susie was a homemaker. She had also owned and operated the Olde Towne Video store in Pleasant Hill and worked as a hairdresser. She was a member of the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church where she had taught Sunday school and Bible School. She enjoyed arts and crafts; especially painting.
....Susie was the most wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother.
....Susie was preceded in death by her parents Bill and Loretta Anderson and one infant sister, Barbara Lou Anderson.
....She is survived by her husband, H.A., of the home; two children, Barbara Davis and her husband Robert and Hal Todd and his wife Betsy, all of Pleasant Hill; one sister, Brenda Willis of Pleasant Hill; eight grandchildren; two great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and a host of friends.
....Cremation has been accorded.
....A memorial service was held July 17, 2014, at the funeral home. Rev. D. Kent Deubner officiated.
....Inurnment will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery at a later date.
....Memorial contributions are suggested to Crossroads Hospice and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
....Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements were under the direction of the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Thresia Ann "Terry" Kiger
....Thresia Ann "Terry" Kiger, 77 of Pleasant Hill, departed this life, July 18, 2014, at the John Knox Village Hospice House, surrounded with love
and family.
....She was born November 4, 1936, in Hadsell, Mo., the daughter of Jasper W. and Elizabeth L. "Lizzie" (Loethen) Comer.
....On May 3, 1958, she was united in marriage to Lawrence Raymond Kiger Sr. at the St. Bridget Catholic Church in Pleasant Hill.
....He preceded her in death on March 30, 1998.
....Terry was the New Account Representative for the Pleasant Hill Bank, retiring in 2008 after 39 years of service to the bank.
....She was a member of the St. Bridget Catholic Church in Pleasant Hill where she was active with the Altar and Rosary Society.
....In Terry's younger days, she enjoyed dancing in the city with her husband and was an avid bowler; playing on leagues with a 200 average; they loved having
friends over to play cards. Terry had worked with the Pleasant Hill Food Pantry on a weekly basis, worked occasionally at the Clothes Closet, was involved with the Pleasant Hill Senior Citizen Society and was an All- Class Reunion officer.
....She loved spending time with her family, especially having lunch with her sisters. Terry was preceded in death by her parents; her daughter, Debbie Driskill; her brother, Jasper "Dode" Comer; and two sisters, Virginia Walker and Mary Jo Park.
....She is survived by her son, Larry Kiger, Jr. and his wife Sherri of Pleasant Hill; five grandchildren, David K. Routh, Jessica R. Routh, Mackenzie Driskill, Taylor Parris, Larry Kiger III, all of Pleasant Hill; two sisters, Dorothy Thorp and Connie Fisher, both of Pleasant Hill; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and a host of friends.
....The Recitation of the Rosary was held, July 21, 2014, at the funeral home; visitation followed.
....Mass of Christian Burial was held, July 22, 2014, at the St. Bridget Catholic Church. Monsignor Robert Murphy officiated.
....Interment was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Casket bearers were Randy Comer, John Fisher, Larry Kiger III, David Routh, Bobby Park and Kenny Thorp.
....Memorial contributions are suggested to the Lay-Clergy Food Pantry or the St. Bridget Catholic Church Building Fund and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
....Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements were under the direction of the StanleyDickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Tina Bee (Reese) Fields
...Tina Bee (Reese) Fields 41, Pleasant Hill, died unexpectedly on July 11, 2014 in Lee's Summit.
...She was born September 25, 1972, to Winfred Gene and Joyce E.(Potter) Reese in Harrisonville.
...She was married to Robert L. Fields on December 26, 1990 at Norfolk, Virginia.
...She graduated from Pleasant Hill High School in 1990, continued her education at Cass Career Center and then Park College to become a registered nurse.
...She worked at various hospitals and care centers in Cass and Jackson Counties.
...Tina was preceded in death by her father and is survived by her husband, Robert Fields; children, James W. Fields, Joyce E. Fields, Joseph R. Gomez; her mother, Joyce Reese, all of Pleasant Hill; her sisters, Ruth DeWitt (Don), Battleground, Washington; Virginia McKellips (Tom), Morrisville, Mo. and Gena Soto (Raul), Pleasant Hill, and numerous nieces and nephews. Tina was a compassionate and caring wife, mother, daughter, sister, nurse and friend to all who needed her counsel and wit.
...Many young people called her "Mom." She will be greatly missed by family and friends as you could always call on her to add a spark to your life and engage in a hearty debate.
...A graveside service for Tina Bee (Reese) Fields was held July 17, 2014 at the Rosehill Cemetery, near LaTour, Mo.
...Rev. Kent Deubner officiated. Casket bearers were Joe Gomez, James Fields, Justin McGee, Danny DePeralta, Joe Ketchum and Brice Stephens.
...The family received friends, July 16, 2014 at the Wallace Funeral Home.
...The family suggests contributions to Wallace Funeral Home, 422 N. Lake Street, Pleasant Hill, Missouri 64080 to help with final expenses. (www.wallace-funeralhomes.com)

James F. Walker, Sr

....James F. Walker, Sr., 77, of St. Joseph, passed away on July 8, 2014 at his home.
....He was born May 17, 1937 to James and Blanche (Vanorder) Williams and
raised by George and Velma Walker and Mildred Walker all of St. Joseph.
....He attended St. Joseph Lafayette High School.
....He married Norma Carroll Fanning on November 6, 1959 in St. Joseph. She preceded him in death on February 18, 2014.
....James worked for Hastings Construction for over 30 years until retiring at the age of 52, due to a stroke. He served in the United States Air National Guard until 1958 and the United States Air Force until 1962. He was a member of Carpenters Local 777 of Kansas City, MO.
....He enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid Chiefs fan. He also farmed cattle and horses. He owned and operated Quisenberry Feed Store near Pleasant Hill..
Mr. Walker was also preceded in death by his grandparents, parents and his brother, Ronald Walker.
....He is survived by his three children: James F. Walker, Jr. (and Anita) of Creighton; Vickie L Carter (and Phil) of Pleasant Hill, and John F. Walker and (Laura Howie) of Pleasant Hill; 10 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; and many other family and friends.
....Cremation was provided by Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory of St. Joseph. Military honors at gravesite are planned, but no date was available at this time.


Shirley Ann (Odom) Barthol

....Shirley Ann (Odom) Barthol was born December 21, 1930 in Kansas City, Missouri, and departed this life on July 1, 2014 at the home of her daughter, Susan in Louisburg, Kans., surrounded by her loving family.
....She was the daughter of Robert Carroll and Bessie Edith (Powell) Odom.
....Shirley spent her younger years in Cleveland, Missouri and graduated from Cleveland High School in 1948. After graduation, Shirley attended Wesley Methodist College and Warrensburg State Teachers College where she obtained her associate's degree.
....In 1951, Shirley was united in marriage with Paul Siler in Bucyrus, Kans., and to this union four children were born. Paul Siler passed away in February 1964.
....In 1965, Shirley was united in marriage with John Barthol in Kansas City, Missouri, and to this union one child was born.
....Shirley was an avid and willing volunteer for many organizations including the Girl Scouts of America, West Central Food Pantry and was a member of the Red Hat Society of Belton, Missouri.
....In addition to her husband, Shirley was preceded in death by one infant son, Kevin Paul Siler; her parents, Robert Carroll and Bessie Edith Odom; two brothers, Donald Earl and Charles Edward and one sister, Wilma Jean Bain.
....She is survived by one son, Craig Allen Barthol, and wife, Becky, of Overland Park, Kans.; three daughters, Susan Barthol-Turner, Deborah Bollinger and husband, Robert, all of Louisburg, Kans., and Janna K. McCoy of Belton, Missouri; one brother, Benny Odom, and wife, Judy, of Cleveland, Missouri; one sister Ruthie Zimmerman and husband James, also of Cleveland, Missouri; 7 grandchildren, two great grandchildren, other relatives and many friends.
....Funeral Services for Shirley Ann Barthol were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 5, 2014 at the First Baptist Church of Cleveland, Missouri with Brother Henry Green officiating.
....Casket bearers were Ty Turner, Raleigh Barthol, Jaden Barthol, Gregory McCoy, Robert Bollinger and Justin Jackson.
Burial was in the Glenwild Cemetery. at the church.
....Arrangements were by the Wallace Funeral Home, Cleveland, Missouri.


William Irvin Smith
....Irvin Smith, 67, of Harrisonville, formerly of Pleasant Hill and Lee's Summit, was born January 3, 1947, in Kansas City, Missouri.
....He departed this life Friday, July 4, 2014, at the Research Medical Center, Kansas City.
....William was a 1966 Lee's Summit High School Graduate.
....He was united in marriage to Joyce Stodgell in Pleasant Hill.
....William was employed by Prwitt Manufacturing in Pleasant Hill and later worked in the workshop at the ABC Healthcare Center in Harrisonville.
....He enjoyed collecting baseball and football cards, coins, and Hot Wheels cars. William is survived by one son Bill Smith and his wife Becky of Richland, Iowa; one daughter Melissa Stimac and her husband John of Kingsville, 4 grandchildren, Will, Savannah, Zachary, and Dottie; one brother David Smith and his wife Beth of Oak Grove; other relatives and friends.
....Cremation has been accorded. A private family service will be held at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery at a later date.
....Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com.
....Arrangements were under the direction of the StanleyDickey Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill, Missouri.

David L. Francy

....David L. Francy, 60, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life on June 25, 2014 at St. Luke's Hospice House, Kansas City. He was born July 19, 1953 in Harrisonville, the son of Frederick Dale Francy, Sr. and Mary Lou (Metcalf) Francy.
....David was a life-long resident of Pleasant Hill, graduating from Pleasant Hill High School in 1971.
....On July 17, 1976, David was united in marriage with Vickie Lynn Gray in Pleasant Hill, and to this union two children, Devon and David, were born.
.... Mrs. Vickie (Gray) Francy preceded David in death on October 17, 2003.
....David was a heavy equipment operator for the Foley Company, until declining health forced an early retirement. He was a member of IUOE Local #101 of Kansas City.
....In addition to his wife Vickie, David was preceded in death by his father, Frederick Dale Francy, Sr. on June 8, 2008, and his brother, Dale Francy, Jr. on June 11, 2014. He is survived by his mother, Mary Lou Francy; one son, David J. Francy and one daughter, Devon (Francy) Klarenbeek and her husband Ryan, all of Pleasant Hill; two brothers, Dean Francy and wife Debbie of Gunn City and Doug Francy and wife Kim of Pleasant Hill; one sister, Lisa Francy, also of Pleasant Hill, other relatives and many friends.
....A graveside service and interment for him will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery with Elder Butch Shewmaker officiating. Casket bearers will be Doug Francy, Dean Francy, David Francy, Ryan Klarenbeek, Nickolas Ballard and Vince Martinez.
Arrangements by Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.


George A. Kessler
....George A. Kessler, 70, lifelong resident of Pleasant Hill, departed this life on June 24, 2014 at the Pleasant Hill Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was born August 1, 1943, in Pleasant Hill, the son of James H. Kessler, Sr. and Gertrude D. (Loup) Kessler.
....George worked for many years on the Kessler family farm and also at the Cass County Sheltered Workshop in Harrisonville. George was a kind and gentle man, and his life centered around his family who he loved dearly. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Pleasant Hill.
....George enjoyed traveling, especially trips to Montana and South Dakota, to visit his extended family.
....He was preceded in death by his mother, Gertrude D. (Loup) Kessler on December 26, 1998, and his father, James H. Kessler Sr. on March 31, 2000.
....George is survived by one brother, James H. Kessler, Jr. and wife Char of Northfield, Minn.; two sisters, Elizabeth Marie Champion and husband Ray of Reeds Spring, and Doris Self of Tulsa, Okla.; many nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.
....Funeral service for George A. Kessler were June 30, 2014 at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill. Mr. Bill Cotton and Mr. Mark Gray officiated. ....Casket bearers were Don Taylor, Gib Sudduth, Richard Foote, Russell King and Justin McConville. Burial was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
....Contributions are suggested to Pleasant Hill Meals on Wheels and may be sent in care of Pleasant Hill City Hall, 203 Paul Street, Pleasant Hill, Missouri 64080 or left at the funeral home.
.... Arrangements by Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Richard A. Williams
....Richard A. "Dick" Williams, 74, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life, June 24, 2014, at his home surrounded with love and family. He was born April 5, 1940 in Columbia, the son of Charles Bolton and Allene Arie (Allen) Williams. 
....Dick attended Hickman High School in Columbia. He was a proud U.S. Marine Corps Veteran. 
....On April 22, 1961, he was united in marriage to Sharon Ruth Elliott in Peoria, Illinois. 
....Dick was employed as a manager for the B&M Auto Supply store for many years. Later he purchased the store and he and Sharon operated it as A&W Auto Supply store in Buckner from 1989 to 1999. Following his retirement from A&W, he worked for the Blue & Gray Convenience store in Lone Jack. 
....He was active with the Boy Scouts; he was a member of the Tribe of Mic-o-Say, was the leader of Troop #300, Pleasant Hill in the early 1980s; and served as Camp Master for one year at the H. Roe Bartle Boy Scout Camp in Osceola.  In the 1970s, he was a member of the Pleasant Hill Civil Defense.  
....He was a past Sunday School leader, giving lessons at Bristol Manor, was a proud member of the Peacekeepers and a member of the Pleasant Hill Big Creek Baptist Church.   
....Dick was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Larry Creighton. 
....He is survived by his wife, Sharon of the home; one daughter, Cyndi Allen and her husband Roger of Pleasant Hill; one son, Allen Williams of the home; one sister, Sandra Sue Carter and her husband Phil of Blue Springs; one granddaughter, Allison Nicolle Hamrick of Ohio; other relatives and many friends. 
....Funeral services were held June 28, 2014, at the funeral home. Rev. Wyatt Shanks officiated.  Interment was in the Staley Mound Cemetery with full military honors by the U.S. Marine Corps and the Pleasant Hill V.F.W. Post #3118 Honor Guard.  
....Casket bearers were Phil Carter, Keith Hicks, Garry Lingenfelter, Jim Chappell, David Williams and Jerry Thompson.  Honorary casket bearers were Don Kelch, Howard Collins, Larry Seelinger, J.R. Smith, Harvey Sprinkles and Dan Daughtery. 
....Memorial contributions are suggested to Grace Hospice and may be sent in care of the funeral home. 
....Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by  Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Charles Edward
Eagleburger
....Charles Edward Eagleburger, 86, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life June 22, 2014, at his home surrounded with love and family. He was born April 2, 1928, to Orval C. and Lema Jane (Vinyard) Eagleburger, near Marshfield. Charles graduated from Willard High School in Willard, Missouri and was a decorated veteran of the Korean War, earning two Purple Hearts. 
....On October 19, 1952, he was united in marriage to Gloria Rahe Goldsmith in Springfield. They enjoyed nearly 62 years of marriage. 
....Charles was employed as a truck driver for Frisco Trucking early in his career.  He later worked for Bendix, retiring from there in 1973.  While
working for Bendix, he worked parttime for the Jackson School Bus Service.  In his retirement, he enjoyed a second career driving gravel trucks, aiding in the construction of buildings throughout the Kansas City area.  
....In his spare time, Charles loved fishing, trap shooting, camping (traveling to every state except Oregon), but most importantly he enjoyed spending time with his grandkids.  As a member of the Greater Kansas City Two-Cylinder Club and WMAT & MA, he restored and showed two vintage John Deere tractors. 
....Charles is survived by his best friend and loving wife Gloria, of the home; two sons, Steven (and Debbie) Eagleburger of Blue Springs, and Kevin (and Becky) Eagleburger of Pleasant Hill; four grandchildren, Andy (and Schona) Eagleburger, and Sharon Eagleburger, all of Blue Springs; Matthew (and Natalie) Eagleburger of Durham, N.C.; and Michael (and Roisin) Eagleburger of Columbia; four great grandchildren; Wyatt, Carsten, Ainsley and Marian; six brothers; three sisters; other relatives and many friends.
....Funeral services were held June 26, 2014, at the funeral home. Rev. D. Kent Deubner of the Pleasant Hill First Christian Church officiated.
....Interment was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery with full military honors by the U.S. Army and the Pleasant Hill V.F.W. Post #3118 Honor Guard. Casket bearers were Andy Eagleburger, Blake Eagleburger, Brent Eagleburger, Bruce Eagleburger, Matthew Eagleburger and Michael Eagleburger. 
....Memorial contributions are suggested to Vitas 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 the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill. 

Norma W. Heryford
....Norma Woodola Heryford, 83, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life June 27, 2014, at her home, surrounded with love and family. 
....She was born, December 25, 1930, in Skiatook, Okla., the daughter of John Thomas and Georgia Ett (Sullivan) Elliott. 
....On November 16, 1953, she was united in marriage to Melvin Finley Heryford in Stockton.  He preceded her in death on August 3, 1985.
....Norma was employed by the AD Mohr Greenhouse in Pleasant Hill for many years. She later worked for Harrisonville Harness, retiring in 1992. 
....While her children were home, she was involved with Boy Scouts.  In later years, she volunteered as auxiliary at the Caplinger Mills Fire Department. 
....Norma was also preceded in death by her parents and one grandson, Michael Coffel. 
....She is survived by 10 children, Tom (and Jo Lea) Elliott of Pleasant Hill; Hazel (and Matt) Brock of Lebanon, Alvin (and Cathy) Heryford of Olympia, Wash., Nancy (and Bill) Powell of Clinton; Donald Heryford of Stockton; Francis (and Marvin) Hopkins of Urich; Bobby (and Diane) Heryford of St.
Charles; Mary (and Daniel) Smith of Pleasant Hill; Raymond (and LaDell) Heryford of Stockton; Donna (and Albert) Coffel of Pleasant Hill; 35 grandchildren; 53 great grandchildren; one greatgreat grandchild; two brothers, George Elliott of Stockton, and Melvin (and Pat) Elliott of Glendale, Ariz.; her companion of 26 years, Kenneth Heryford, other relatives and a host of friends.
....Funeral services were held July 1, 2014, at the funeral home.  Rev. Rod Barnes officiated.  Interment was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.  Casket bearers were Alvin Heryford, Raymond Heryford, Bobby Heryford, Don Heryford, Tom Elliott and Marvin Hopkins.  
....Memorial contributions are suggested to Grace Hospice or the Caplinger Mills Fire Dept. 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.

Patricia Sue McGill

....Patricia Sue McGill, 73, of Odessa, departed this life, surrounded by her loving and devoted family, on May 13, 2014 at her home. She was born January 13, 1941, in Strasburg, the daughter of Floyd Arthur and Zelma Louise (Becker) Thurman.
.... Patricia spent her younger years in the Strasburg and Kingsville area and was a 1959 graduate of Kingsville High School.
....On March 24, 1967, she was united in marriage with Jerry P. McGill in Miami, Okla. Patricia was a full time wife, mother and grandmother, devoting all her time and energy to her family.
....She was preceded in death by her parents, Floyd A. and Zelma L. (Becker) Thurman and one son, Mark Martin.
....Patricia is survived by her husband, Jerry P. McGill, of the home; one daughter, Pamela Sue Merriott and Sam McCloud of Kingsville; three sons, Russell Boyd McGill and wife Kristi, of Overland Park; Jeffrey Scott McGill and wife Tammy and Stephen Brent McGill and wife Sheri, all of Lee's Summit; one brother, Michael Thurman of Kingsville; one sister, Joyce Eck of Oak Grove; 11 grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, other relatives and friends.
....Cremation has been accorded. A graveside service and inurnment for Patricia S. McGill was held at 3 p.m., Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, with Chaplain Alan Pruitt of Crossroads Hospice, officiating.
....The family thanks Crossroads Hospice for their loving care and compassion during Patricia's illness and suggest contributions to Crossroads Hospice Charitable Foundation in lieu of flowers, 10810 E. 45th Street, Suite 300, Tulsa, OK 74146. Arrangements by Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

 


Leonard M. Bunnell
....Leonard Melton Bunnell, 79, of Liberty, departed this life, June 18, 2014, at the Liberty Hospital.
....He was born December 25, 1934 in Pleasant Hill, the son of Charlie Henry and Gertrude Marie (Wade) Bunnell. 
....Leonard was a 1952 Westport High School graduate. He later attended Northwest Missouri State in Maryville. On July 3, 1955, he was united in marriage to Carol Ann Walker in Wyota, Iowa. He was employed as a sheet metal worker.  He was an active member of the Sheet Metal Local Union #2. He was a member of the St. Gabriel Catholic Church in Kansas City.
....Leonard was preceded in death by three brothers, William Bunnell, Charles Bunnell and Bud Bunnell.
....He is survived by his loving wife and best friend, Carol of the home; four sons, Steven (and Catherine) Bunnell of Gladstone; Timothy (and Tina) Bunnell of Oklahoma City; Patrick (and Patti) Bunnell of Wilson Creek, Wash., and James (and Mary) Bunnell of Platte City; one daughter, Rebecca (and Tom) Brown of Liberty; 17 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; his best friend and confidant, Sam (and Connie) Hale of Kansas City; other relatives and friends.
....Private graveside services and interment were held June 21, 2014, in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.  Monsignor Robert Murphy of the St. Bridget Catholic Church officiated. Casket bearers were Chase Brown, Tommy Brown, Courtney Bunnell, Curtis Bunnell, Mitch Bunnell and Andrew Gile.  Serving as honorary casket bearer was Sam Hale.
....Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Lung Association and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
....Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com.
....Arrangements by StanleyDickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Charles E. Eagleburger
....Charles E. Eagleburger, 86, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life, June 22, 2014, at his home.  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.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com.  Arrangements by  the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Joshua Blake Otis
....Joshua Blake Otis, 19, of Lee's Summit, departed this life on June 16, 2014 at his home. He was born June 9, 1995 in Kansas City, the son of Farrah Brandy Otis and Jayson Bohnstehn.
....Joshua was a lifetime resident of Lee's Summit and was a 2013 graduate of Raytown High School.
....In his younger years, Joshua had attended Greenwood Baptist Church in Greenwood.
....At the time of his death, he was employed as a cook for the Sonic Drive-In in Lee's Summit.
....Joshua is survived by his mother, Farrah Brandy Otis of the home; his father, Jayson Bohnstehn of Twin Falls, Idaho; grandparents, Sandy Otis and Frank Otis, of Lee's Summit; two brothers, Christian and Kevyn Bohnstehn, of Twin Falls; one sister, Jamie Lyons-Otis of the home; one step-sister, Kasie Marie Lyons of Liberty; one aunt, Candy Otis of Lee's Summit; three uncles, Farron Otis of Greenwood, Flint Otis of Grain Valley and Donald McCauley of Liberty; other relatives and many friends.
....Funeral services for Joshua Blake Otis were held June 20, 2014 at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill with Pastor Rick Friesen, officiating.
....Casket bearers were Josh Kennedy, Bart McLellan, Thomas King, Sparky Graham, James Campbell and Ricky Hobbs. Burial in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
....Services were under the direction of Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Dale Francy, Jr.

....Dale Francy, Jr., 62, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life on June 11, 2014 at his home, surrounded by his loving family.
....He was born May 28, 1952, in Harrisonville, the son of Frederick Dale Francy, Sr. and Mary Lou (Metcalf) Francy.
....Dale spent his entire life in the Pleasant Hill area, graduating from Pleasant Hill High School in 1970. After graduation, he attended Baker University.
....In 1971 Dale was married and to this union three children, Stacey, Jolene and Michael were born.
....On September 5, 1986, Dale was united in marriage with Sally (McCoy) Clark, and they made their home in rural Pleasant Hill.
....Mrs. Sally Francy preceded Dale in death on October 11, 2003.
....Dale was employed by CenturyLink/Embarq as a telephone technician until declining health forced his retirement in 2011.
....He was a member of the Communication Workers of America, Local #6372 and had proudly served in the Missouri National Guard for six years.
....Dale was a giant of a man with a heart of gold. He was a devoted and loving son, brother, husband, father and grandfather, and his world revolved around his family.
....In addition to his wife Sally, Dale was preceded in death by his father, Frederick Dale Francy, Sr.
....He is survived by his mother, Mary Lou Francy of Pleasant Hill; his wife, Sharon Sloan-Smith, of the home; two sons, Michael Dale Francy and Katie of Pleasant Hill and Scott Christensen and wife Helen of Kimberling City; seven daughters, Stacey Francy and Bryan of Harrisonville; Jolene Francy and Andy, also of Harrisonville; Kathy Pate and husband, Lonnie; Kimmy Ross and husband, Monty and Kristy Harvey and husband, Eddie, all of Pleasant Hill; Mandy Alsbury of Grandview and Lisa DeWispelaere, of Pleasant Hill; three brothers, David Francy of Pleasant Hill, Dean Francy and wife, Debbie of Garden City and Doug Francy and wife, Kim of Pleasant Hill; one sister, Lisa Francy of Pleasant Hill; 26 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, other relatives and many friends.
....A graveside service was held, June 17, at the Strasburg Cemetery with Elder Butch Shewmaker officiating.
....Casket bearers were Mitch Ross, Nick Ingrassia, Aug Pate, Kolin Rogers, Tanner Gulick, Isaiah Patrick and Dalton Francy. Honorary bearers were Korbin Ross, Brayden Francy and Bradlee Francy.
....In memory of Dale Francy contributions are suggested to Strasburg Cemetery and sent in care of Cheryl Randolph, 20914 South State Route CC, Pleasant Hill, MO 64080 or may be left at the funeral home.
....Arrangements were under the direction of the Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

 


Rhonda M.
VanSickle
....Rhonda Marie VanSickle, age 53, of Lee's Summit; departed this life, June 15, 2014, after a courageous battle with cancer, at the Kansas City Hospice House, surrounded with love and family. She was born August 16, 1960 in Van Nuys, Calif., the daughter of Bill and Marie (Seward) VanSickle.
....Rhonda was a 1978 Pleasant Hill High School graduate. She furthered her education at the University of Central Missouri where she ran cross country and track.
....She was a physical education teacher and coach for the Pleasant Hill, Raytown and Lee's Summit schools.
....Rhonda's love, energy, fighting spirit and laughter touched many lives. She was loved and respected by her students, friends and fellow teachers. Rhonda's positive attitude was an inspiration to all during her battle with cancer. She taught us how to live life to the fullest and approach each day with a smile.
....She was always able to see the humor in every situation and could always make others laugh, even in the most difficult times. A counselor at the KU Med Center remarked that in her 35 years of counseling, she had never met a more positive and inspirational patient.
....Rhonda was a member of the Lee's Summit United Methodist church, who supported her with prayers, gifts, meals and even a home renovation during her illness.
....Her three boys were her greatest pride. She never missed a game or a track meet, even in the midst of her struggle. One son remarked that she will now have the best seat in the house (and will always be on time). Rhonda was an avid KU fan who longed for another National Championship.
....Rhonda is survived by her three sons, Alex Burau, Austin Burau and Blake Burau, of Lee's Summit, and her sweet Emily Proulx, of Lee's Summit. She is also survived by the love of her life, Roger Wendel, of Kansas City; parents, Bill and Marie VanSickle, of Pleasant Hill; one sister, Deb (and Scott) Deatrick of Rogersville, Missouri; one brother Dan,  (and Becky) VanSickle of Greenwood; nieces, Abbie, Jessica, Dana, Staci and Danae and their families; other relatives and a host of friends.
.... Visitation will be held 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday evening, June 18, 2014, at the Lee's Summit United Methodist Church, 114 SE Douglas, Lee's Summit. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., June 19, 2014, at the Lee's Summit United Methodist church. Rev. Jim Preisig, minister of the church, will officiate. 
.... Interment will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.  Casket bearers are Bradley Williams, Rodney Williams, Chris Williams, Terry Kliethermes, Randy Cassmeyer and Jeff Cowan.
....Arrangements by StanleyDickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.  Memorial contributions are suggested to Rhonda's sons' Educational Fund and may be sent in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanleydickeyfuneralhome.com.

Richard Waldo
Roberts
....Richard Waldo Roberts passed away surrounded by loved ones on June 2, 2014 in Memphis, Tenn. He resided with his daughter during the past year, but was a resident of Farber, Mo. for the past 40 years.
....He is survived by three siblings, George Roberts of Baton Rouge, La., Charlotte Roberts of Maryknoll, N.Y, and Carol Halloran of Golden Valley, Minn.; his daughter, Julia Roberts Heevner and her husband Scott Heevner of Collierville, Tenn.; three granddaughters, Nicole Heevner, Kelsey Heevner and Lindsay Heevner, and one great grandson, Alexander Heevner, all of Collierville. He was preceded in death by his wife, Evaline Mae Phillips Roberts and his parents.
....Waldo was born December 3, 1920 at his grandmother's house in Schuyler County, Mo. to Grace Ann Graves Roberts and Herman Wallace Roberts.
....He attended University of Missouri-Columbia and Northeast Missouri State University graduating with a B.S. in Education and a B.S. in science with majors in physical science and education and minors in social science, political science and history.
....Before graduating, he worked for Bettendorf Steel Foundry in Bettendorf, Iowa; attended the Lincoln Welding School in Cleveland, OH; and worked as a boiler maker welder for Kaiser Shipyard in Vancouver, Wash.
....Waldo's education was interrupted by World War II. He joined the Navy in October of 1942 and served as a shipfitter aboard the aircraft carrier USS Bunker Hill. During his time aboard, the Bunker Hill, he participated in 11 battles in the Pacific theater.
....At one time, he was lowered down the side of the ship in a boatswain's chair to weld a boiler plate over a battle penetration in the ship. Waldo served in the Navy until January of 1946.
....After the war, he finished his education and worked as a teacher in Gallatin, Mo. for three years and then for 12 years as a mechanical engineer in the Aerospace industry for General Dynamics and North American Rockwell. He finished his engineering career working on the Apollo moon missions at NASA, where he was in charge of the second stage of the Saturn S-II Apollo 11 moon mission.
....As the race to the moon wound down, Waldo re-entered the education field. He worked in Cocoa, Fla. for a year and then returned to Missouri to work at Van-Far high school in Vandalia for three years and in Mexico, Mo. at the Missouri Military Academy for 14 years where he was the head of the science department and taught western horseback riding.
....Waldo was a member of the Farber Baptist Church, the Masonic Lodge and the VFW.
....Services for Waldo Roberts were held June 7, 2014, at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill with Rev. Jerry Ostrom, of the Farber Baptist Church, officiating.
....Casket bearers were Gene Boyd, Pat Boyd, Nicole Heevner, Steve Purvis, Wayne Rector and Frank Roberts. Burial was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery with Military Honors provided by V.F.W. Post #3118 of Pleasant Hill and the United States Navy Honor Team.
....In Memory of Waldo Roberts, contributions may be made to Farber Baptist Church, 107 E. Hickory, Farber, Missouri 63345 or may be left at the funeral home.
....Arrangements by Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Janice Lee (Hayes)
Berkstresser
....Janice Lee (Hayes) Berkstresser, 70, of Lee's Summit, entered into the arms of her loving Savior, Jesus Christ, on June 6, 2014. She was born January 3, 1944 in Clinton, Ind., to William and Vivian Hayes.
....She attended Merrillville, Indiana schools and graduated with honors. She attended Indiana State University in Terre Haute and obtained a Bachelor's degree in teaching foreign languages. She obtained her Master's degree in Spanish, Latin and French from Indiana University. She taught at the Crown Point, Indiana Public Schools, and she taught Latin at Bob Jones University, where she met her future husband.
....She married N. Don Berkstresser on June 6, 1970. On their 44th wedding anniversary, she went to be with the Lord. With Don, she had four children: Robert Berkstresser and his wife, Sheila, of Lake Winnebago; Stephen Berkstresser of Raytown; John Berkstresser of Burleson, Texas; Deborah Cook and her husband, Alan, of Pleasant Hill.
....She worked as a customer service representative for J.C. Penney catalog to put her children through Christian schools. Janice was also a loving sister to Susan Parker of Shadyside, Ohio. She loved spending time with her friends, traveling and taking cruises with her husband and family and reading.
....The greatest joy of her life was being involved in the lives of her five grandchildren: Amanda, Brandi, Christina, Alexandra and William.
....Throughout her life, Janice faced many physical struggles, including battles with breast cancer, Hepatitis C, scoliosis and fractured bones. In addition, her son Stephen was born with Spina Bifida, and she cared for him through many surgeries and trials of his life. She handled each of these battles with great grace. She was preceded in death by her parents and an infant brother, William Hayes Jr.
....Funeral services for Janice Lee Berkstresser will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at the Lone Jack Baptist Church, with Rev. Jerry Wass and Rev. Jerry Tharp, officiating.
....Casket bearers will be Rev. Dan Hankins, Jim Bohling, John Berkstresser, Rob Berkstresser, Ryan Shanahan, Fred Creason, Alan Cook, Steve Berkstresser and William Cook. Private family burial.
....The family suggests contributions to Heartland Baptist Missions at www.missionaryschulers.org or may be left at the church. Arrangements were under the direction of the Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill

Rhea Diane (Reich) Hurley
....Rhea Diane (Reiche) Hurley passed away Sat. June 7, 2014.
....The family will have a private celebration of life. Diane was born Feb. 6, 1939 in Pleasant Hill.
....She was preceded in death by her parents Otto W. Reiche and Alice (Kircher) Reiche, her husband, James O. Hurley, and a brother, William (Bill) O. Reiche.
.... She is survived by a brother Ronald Reiche and wife Jean, nieces Rohnda (Reiche) Mohr, Melanie (Reiche) Jones, sister-in-law Nancy Reiche, step-children James L. Hurley, Jamie (Hurley) Hibbard, Catherine (Hurley) White and Roy Hurley, 12 grandchildren, 16 greatgrandchildren and good friend Judy Parker.

Arlene Harvey Adair
....Arlene Harvey Adair, 93, of Pleasant Hill, died May 26, 2014, in Raymore. She was born on October 10, 1920, in Benton County, Missouri.
....She spent her early adult life in Windsor, and lived most of her life in Pleasant Hill. On April 10, 1940 she was united in marriage to Ivan Adair. He passed away on January 27, 1982.
....She worked for 40 years at Lake City, retiring in 1995. Arlene was dedicated to her family, whom she supported with strength and humility.
....She is preceded in death by her parents, Glen Ivan and Elsie Stevens Harvey, and her brother, Randall Harvey. She is survived by her sister, Dorothy Harvey of Kansas City; her sons, Lynn (wife Michele) Adair of Warrenton, Va., and Norman (wife Sandra) Adair of Advance, N. Car.; her granddaughters, Allison Patterson (fiancé Greg VanRyn) and Audra Storms (spouse Chris); and two great granddaughters, Lindsay Patterson and Jordan Patterson Pierce (spouse Logan). She is also survived by nephews, Howard Harvey and Melvin Harvey and niece, Lana Perry.
....A graveside service and interment was at Laurel Oaks Cemetery in Windsor, on May 30, 2014, with Rev. Kent Deubner, pastor of Pleasant Hill First Christian Church, officiating.
....Casket bearers were Howard Harvey, Melvin Harvey, Chris Storms, Greg VanRyn, Jerry Ford and Kirk Perry.
....The family suggests contributions to Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, Grand Central Station, P.O. Box 4777, New York, New York 10163-4777 or Laurel Oak Cemetery, %405 E. Benton Street, Windsor, Missouri 65360.
....Arrangements by Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill. (www.wallace-funeralhomes.com.)

Krista Gay Kirk
....Krista Gay Kirk, 57, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life May 30, 2014, at the Research Medical Center, Kansas City, surrounded with love and family.
....She was born June 25, 1956, in Topeka, Kansas, the daughter of Daniel Carl and Hazel Ethel (Parker) Fiore. Krista was a 1974 Belton High School graduate.
....On May 26, 1990, she was united in marriage to Clifford Ray Kirk in Harrisonville.
....Krista loved quilting, EBay and collecting dolls. She was an avid genealogist and spent many hours researching Ancestry.com. Family was most important to her. Her favorite pastime was spending time with her kids and grandkids. Krista was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Brenda Louise Fiore.
....She is survived by her husband, Clifford of the home; one daughter, Cherie FioreRobinson (and James M.) of Dalhart, Tex.; one son, Jimmy Dale (and Alan Respalie) Fiore of Gladstone; two grandchildren, Kaley Shai Fiore and Kyle Austin Lee Fiore, both of East Lynne; one sister, Lilian Click of Grandview; other relatives and many friends.
....Funeral services were held June 3, 2014, at the funeral home.  Rev. D. Kent Deubner of the Pleasant Hill First Christian Church officiated. Cremation was accorded following the service; inurnment will be in the Belton Cemetery at a later date.
....Memorial contributions are suggested to the Pleasant Hill Lay-Clergy council 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.

Frederic Anthony
Schwab
....Frederic Anthony Schwab, Jr., 77, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life on May 21, 2014, at the Centerpoint Medical Center in Independence.
....He was born April 8, 1937, in Beloit, Wisc., the son of Frederic A. Schwab, Sr. and Pearl C. (Hill) Schwab. Fred was a 1956 Beloit Wisconsin High School graduate; later earning his Bachelor's degree from the Palmer Chiropractic College in Kansas City.
....In 1967, he was united in marriage to Ann Elizabeth Welch in Davenport, Iowa. She preceded him in death on May 4, 2014.
....He was employed in his younger years as a welding inspector and was proud that he helped construct the Truman Dam and the AT&T building in Kansas City. He then worked alongside his wife as a handicap caregiver in the several Schwab homes they operated in this area.
....For the past ten years he has been a fixture at the Lee's Summit Walmart where he has served in many capacities.
....Fred was also preceded in death by one daughter, Sara Schwab; one brother, David Schwab and one sister, Sally Taylor.
....He is survived by one son, Paul Schwab of Pleasant Hill; one daughter, Michelle (and Robert) Wentworth of Blue Springs; five grandchildren: Michaela Piper of Independence, Michael Piper of Pleasant Hill, Kaitlyn Wentworth, Martina Wentworth and Tony Cundiff, all of Blue Springs; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.
....Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at the funeral home. Rev. D. Kent Deubner will officiate. Interment will be in the Floral Hills East Cemetery, Lee's Summit.
....Visitation will be held 9:30 a.m. until service time at the funeral home on Wednesday.
....Memorial contributions are suggested to the CASCO Area Work Shop and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
....Online condolences may be sent to the family at
www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com.
....Arrangements by  StanleyDickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Fern L. Martin
....Fern Louise Martin, 60, of Pleasant Hill, formerly of Lee's Summit, departed this life, May 15, 2014, at the Kansas City Hospice House, surrounded with love and family.
....She was born December 15, 1953, in Kansas City, the daughter of Medard John and Anna Mae (Parrish) Bertrand. 
....Fern was a 1971 Ruskin High School graduate. On February 21, 1976, she was united in marriage to Jerry Virgil Martin in Kansas City. She was employed as an administrative assistant of the Department of Agriculture, retiring in 2008.  She was the ultimate loving mother and grandmother; she was always there for her children and grandchildren. 
....Fern was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband, Jerry, of the home; three sons, Jeffrey (and Lisa) Martin, of Lee's Summit; Gregory (and Mary) Martin, of Pleasant Hill, and Bradley Martin, of the home; three grandchildren, Isabella Martin, Abigail Martin and Graham Martin; one brother, Mike (and Sue) Bertrand of Joplin; one sister, Helen (and Dan) Troshynkski of Plattsmouth, Nebr.; other relatives and many friends.
....A Mass of Christian Burial was held May 19, 2014 at the St. Bridget Catholic Church, Pleasant Hill. Father James Taranto and Monsignor Robert Murphy officiated. Interment was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. 
....Casket bearers were Charles Martin III, Brandon Beeman, Troy Troshynski, Chris Bober, Mark Bertrand and David Patrick.
....Memorial contributions are suggested to the Kansas City Hospice House and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
....Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com.
....Arrangements by  StanleyDickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Jerry D. Inman
....Jerry D. Inman, 79 of Warrensburg, passed away May 17, 2014 at the Missouri State Veterans Home in Warrensburg.
....Funeral services were held May 20, 2014 at Williams Funeral Chapel in Warrensburg.
....Interment was in the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery at Higginsville. Arrangements were under the directon of the Williams Funeral Home in Warrensburg.

Valerie K. Mahan-Lambert
....Valerie K. Mahan-Lambert departed this life on May 3, 2014 at her home in Raymore. She was born December 1, 1963, in Madison, Wisc., the daughter of Shirley Franklin and Wanda Lee (Harris) Mahan.
....Valerie spent her younger years in Greenwood and attended Lee's Summit High School. In 1993, Valerie graduated from Independence School of Cosmetology. ............Valerie was a kind and gentle person with an innate talent as a caregiver. She returned to school and earned her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from SanfordBrown College in 1998. Valerie worked in many facets of health care. Her last employment, before ill health forced her retirement, was with Dialysis Clinic Incorporated.
....On April 30, 2004, Valerie was united in marriage with Jerry E. Lambert in Raymore. After their marriage, they made their home in Raymore. She was preceded in death by her mother, Wanda L. Mahan; one brother, Rick Mahan and an infant sister, Terry Lynn Mahan.
....Valerie is survived by her husband, Jerry E. Lambert of the home; her father, Shirley Franklin Mahan of Lee's Summit; one sister, Twylah Mahan of Warsaw; one stepdaughter, Kaitlyn LambertKling of Pleasant Valley; her father-in-law, Harold M. Lambert and brother-in-law, Scott Lambert and wife Lori all of Blue Springs; two grandchildren, Harmonie and Logan; nieces, Jazzlyn Phillips and husband Jeremy of Lee's Summit, Breanna and Allison; nephews, Ty Cooper of Warsaw, and Trenton; one great niece, Alexus, other relatives and many friends.
....Cremation has been accorded. A memorial service was held May 8, 2014 at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill, with Father Michael Clary officiating. The family suggests contributions to American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, Virginia 22312 or St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105-1942.
.... Arrangements by Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Danny K. Emmons
....Danny K. Emmons, 65 of Belton, formerly of Pleasant Hill and Grandview, Missouri passed away January 2, 2014
at his home.
....The family of Danny K. Emmons will host a "Celebration of Life" gathering, in his memory, from 2:00 p.m. - ?, Saturday, May 17, 2014 at the Belton V.F.W. Post #8220, 144 W. Vivian Road, Belton, Missouri 64012.

Ann E. Schwab
....Ann Elizabeth Schwab, 87, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life, May 4, 2014, at Research Hospital Vitas Care.
....She was born, April 19, 1927, in Ava, Missouri, the daughter of John and Tina (Fleetwood) Welch.
....In 1967, she was united in marriage to Frederick Anthony Schwab in Davenport, Iowa.
....In 1974, Ann and Fred opened the Ann Schwab residential care home; eventually growing to five homes. She was committed to those who were handicapped or less fortunate, always opening her home to those who were in need.
....She was preceded in death by one daughter, Sara Schwab; two brothers, Ernie Welch and Virgil Welch, and one sister, Leoda Halford.
....She is survived by her husband, Fred, of the home; one son, Paul Schwab, of Pleasant Hill; one daughter, Michelle Wentworth of Blue Springs; five grandchildren, Michaela Piper, of Independence; Michael Piper, of Pleasant Hill; Kaitlyn Wentworth, Martina Wentworth and Tony Cundiff, all of Blue Springs; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.
....Funeral services were held May 9, 2014, at the funeral home.
....Rev. D. Kent Deubner officiated. Interment was in the Floral Hills East Cemetery, Lee's Summit.
....Memorial contributions are suggested to the CASCO Area Work Shop 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 StanleyDickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Lucy N. Ash
....Lucy Nadine Ash, 90, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life on April 28, 2014, at the John Knox Care Center Hospice House. She was born, October 2, 1923, in Higginsville, the daughter of Robert and Daisy (Gunter) Sayers. Lucy was a 1942 Higginsville High School graduate.
....On August 22, 1947, she was united in marriage to George Lloyd Ash in Higginsville. He preceded her in death on September 29, 2003.
....Lucy was a homemaker although she did work for Jester's department store in downtown Pleasant Hill for several years. She was an avid quilter and loved to square dance. She was a member of the Piece Makers Quilters Guild and the Harpers Hoppers Square Dance Club.
....Lucy was also preceded in death by three sisters, Dorothy Winfrey, Betty Myers and Nancy Cantrell. She is survived by her daughter, Linda (and Bill) Hammontree-Kanai of Pleasant Hill; two grandchildren, Wheeler (and Kristin) Hammontree of Ft. Mead, Md, and Josie (and Ryan) Hermsmeyer of Wildwood, Mo.; two great grandchildren, Laurelin Hammontree and Morgan Hermsmeyer; other relatives and many friends.
....Per Lucy's wish, cremation has been accorded with no services scheduled. Inurnment will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery at a later date.
....Memorial contributions are suggested to the Pleasant Hill Meals on Wheels or the OATS bus 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.

Ann E. Schwab
....Ann E. Schwab, 87, of Pleasant Hill, died May 4, 2014, at Research Hospital Vitas Hospice. 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.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are under the direction of the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Louis Jasper Rosanbalm
....Louis Jasper Rosanbalm, 87, of Sequim, Wash., passed away on April 14, 2014, from natural causes. He was born in Pleasant Hill, to Orpha Alzaday (Collinsworth) and Jasper Rosanbalm.
....He served with U.S. Navy from 1945 through 1947 and was stationed in Saipan during World War II.
....Upon returning home, he worked with Clallam County Public Utility District, as a ground man, truck driver and meter reader. He retired after 30 years of service with the PUD.
....He married Mavis Knight on August 28, 1957, in Port Angeles.
....Louis was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4760 in Sequim and served as post commander and district commander.
....He enjoyed being outdoors, fishing, traveling and riding motorcycles. He was also a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union.
....He is survived by his wife, Mavis Rosanbalm; sons, Jim, Mike and Drew Rosanbalm; daughter, Eva Tiller; 17 grandchildren; 32 great grand-grandchildren and nephew, Wendell Kinnison, Pleasant Hill.
....Memorial services were April 26, 2014, at Sequim VFW Post 4760. He was buried at Sequim Valley Cemetery.
....Memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer's Association http://tinturl.comalzassociationdonnation or to the American Heart Association.

Lucy N. Ash
....Lucy N. Ash, 90, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life April 28, 2014, at John Knox Village Hospice House. 
....Per her wish, cremation has been accorded.  No services are scheduled.  A complete obituary will be published in next week's edition of the Pleasant Hill Times and online at www.stanleydickeyfuneralhome.com
.... Arrangements are under the direction of the  Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Milton Roy Henry, Jr.
....Milton Roy Henry, 76, Jr. of Lindsay, Okla., passed away on April 26, 2014. He was born on February 21, 1938 in Kansas City, to Milton Roy Henry, Sr. and Mabel Elizabeth (Lehman) Henry.
....Milton was a resident of Missouri before moving to Lindsay in 2009. He served his country as a private in the Army National Guard and U. S. Army Reserves from 1956 - 1959.
....He married Donna Potter on November 23, 1963. To this union two sons were born, James Henry and Rick Henry.
Milton worked at General Motors from 1959 - 1976 and was a dairy farmer from 1975 - 1994. He enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren. He was affiliated with the Baptist Church. His survivors include his sons, James Henry and wife Betty of Rich Hill and Rick Henry and wife Tammy of Lindsay, Okla.; a sister, Elois Wendell of Pleasant Hill; grandchildren: Jay Henry and wife Kayla of Lindsay; Presley Henry and Jeremy Schell of Holden; Amber Arnold of Newcastle; Tiffany Arnold of Norman; Kevin Arnold and wife Tiffany of Lindsay; Hannah Henry, Zack Henry, and Jordan Henry, all of Rich Hill; five great grandchildren and two more on the way. Graveside services were April 30, 2014 at Erin Springs Cemetery with Todd Martin officiating.
.... Burial was under the direction of John Williams of Winans Funeral Home, Maysville. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.winansfuneralhome.com.

Valerie K. Mahan-Lamber
....Valerie K. Mahan-Lambert departed this life on May 3, 2014 at her home in Raymore. She was born December 1, 1963 in Madison, Wisconsin.
....Cremation has been accorded. A Memorial Service will be held at 5 p.m. on May 8, 2014 at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill.
....Contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association or St. Jude Children's Hospital. www.wallace-funeralhomes.com.
....A complete obituary will appear in the next edition of the Pleasant Hill Times. Arrangements by Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill

C. Lynne Clawson-Day
....Cara Lynne Clawson-Day, 62, of Strasburg, departed this life, May 3, 2014, at Research Hospital Vitas Hospice, surrounded with love and family.
....She was born April 24, 1952, in Harrisonville, the daughter of Robert J. "Bob" and Gwylyn V. (George) Clawson.
Lynne grew up on the Clawson family farm in Strasburg. She attended school in Strasburg until her 8th grade year; transferring to Pleasant Hill, where she graduated in 1969.
....She was the manager of Continuing Education for the University of Missouri at Kansas City, where she had vested interest in the students on campus. In her spare time, she mentored many of those students. She loved travelling, but she especially loved spending time with her grandchildren.
Lynne was preceded in death by her mother Gwylyn, on April 9, 1999.
....She is survived by two sons, Travis M. (and Beth) Day of Durham, North Carolina, and Jon (and Cori) Day of Independence; one daughter, Suzy Day of Columbia; four grandchildren, Collin M. Day and Keenan M. Day, both of Durham, and Emma K. Day and Molly E. Day, both of Independence; her father, Bob Clawson of Warrensburg; one sister, Cathleen ClawsonPlayer of Pleasant Hill; other relatives and many friends.
....Cremation has been accorded. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m., May 8, 2014, at the funeral home. Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. until service time. Rev. D. Kent Deubner of the Pleasant Hill First Christian Church will officiate.
....Memorial contributions are suggested to Latinos of Tomorrow, a student driven organization that Lynne worked with, and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
....Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com.
....Arrangements by StanleyDickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Kirsten M. Arndt
....Kirsten M. Arndt, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life, surrounded by her loving family, on May 1, 2014 at St. Luke's Medical Center, East in Lee's Summit.
....She was born November 28, 1959 in Valley City, North Dakota, the daughter of Herbert Carl and Patricia Charmayne (Kranz) Arndt.
....Kirsten spent her younger years in North Dakota and earned her associate's degree at Valley City State University.
....She lived in Overland Park, Kansas before moving to Pleasant Hill in 2001. She was active with serving the elderly and less fortunate in the metropolitan area.
....Kirsten was a loving wife, mother and sister, and was extremely involved and supportive in the education and sports endeavors of her son Brandon.
....She was preceded in death by her parents, Herbert C. and Patricia C. Arndt.
....Kirsten is survived by her husband, Gene R. Sackuvich, of the home; one son, Brandon Tyler Sackuvich, also of the home; five brothers, Karl Arndt and wife Svetlana and Kim Arndt, all of Anchorage, Alaska; Bill Arndt and wife Tarah of Kansas City; Jay Larson of Mandan, North Dakota and Erik Larson and wife Allison of Spokane, Wash.; three sisters, Vicki Helgesen and husband, Dr. John Helgesen of Overland Park, Barbara Becker and husband, Jerry of Fargo, North Dakota; Jodi Ingstad and husband, Tim of Valley City, North Dakota; other relatives and many friends.
....The family received friends at a Celebration of Life Visitation, May 5, 2014 at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill. The family suggests contributions to Brandon Sackuvich (for his education) and may be sent to the Metcalf Bank or left at the funeral home.
....Arrangements were under the direction of the Wallace Funeral Home of Pleasant Hill.

George Brown
Henley
....George Brown Henley passed into the hands of our Lord on April 21, 2014.
....He was born in Pleasant Hill, March 12, 1932 the son of George Vest and Gladys (Brown) Henley.
....George had been a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Pleasant Hill since his youth.
He attended Pleasant Hill schools and graduated high school in 1950.
....As a youth, he played saxophone in the high school band and participated in Boy Scouts, earning the rank of Eagle Scout and becoming an member of the Tribe of MicO-Say, which was under the leadership of H. Roe Bartle himself at the time of his induction.
....George attended Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry in 1954. He served his country in the United States Army from 1954 through 1956, and was a member of the American Legion.
....George was a National Park Ranger in some of the most well-known parks, including Tumacácori National Monument in Arizona, Grand Canyon National Park, Crater Lake National Park in Oregon and Glazier National Park, near the Canadian border in Montana.
....He was involved in a terrible accident at Glazier Park in 1972 and was badly burned when a propane tank exploded. He was able to recover fairly well and spent much of his career at Yellowstone National Park where he worked into his 70s.
....He was an avid conservationist and earned a second Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife Science in 1972 from Oregon State in Corvallis, Oregon.
....George was an amateur ham radio operator. He enjoyed fishing and hunting, and loved to tinker with old radios and electronics.
....His real passion was traveling. Besides his travels in the United States between National Parks, he also traveled Europe, Mexico, Central America and South America. In his later years, he spent many winters in Mexico and Central America and studied Spanish at Academia Hispano Americana in 1974, and later taught English in Mexico at the Institute of Allende in San Miguel, Mexico. George is survived by one sister, Mary Kay Fitzgerald and husband Jerry of Harrisonville, and two nephews, Patrick Fitzgerald and wife Terri of Kingwood, Tex.; and Scott Fitzgerald and wife Brenda of Parkville, Mo.; two great nieces, Janna Fitzgerald and Megan Fitzgerald of Kingwood, Tex. and great nephew Brandan Fitzgerald of Parkville.
....Those who knew George best have seen him off on many a journey, so as we see him off on this final journey, we pray that the light of the Lord will shine brightly upon his path, and he will be reunited with many loved ones in Heaven.
....Graveside services for Mr. Henley were April 25, 2014 at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery with Pastor Sarah Ross, of the First Presbyterian Church of Pleasant Hill, officiating. Graveside military honors by Missouri Military Honor Alpha Team and V.F.W. Post #3118 of Pleasant Hill.
....In memory of George Brown Henley, the family suggests contributions to the First Presbyterian Church of Pleasant Hill, 210 N. Jeffreys St., Pleasant Hill, Missouri 64080.
....Arrangements were under the direction of the Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Herbert Franklin
Meeks
....Herbert Franklin Meeks was born June 13, 1931 in Anderson, South Carolina.
....He was raised by Samual McGowan Meeks and Ethel Tula Meeks.
....He passed from this life on April 23, 2014 at Pleasant Hill Rehabilitation Center after battling a long illness.
....He shared his life with his wife of 63 years, Virginia Bowers Meeks of Lee's Summit.
....Herbert graduated from Boys High School in Anderson, S.C. in May of 1950, after which he joined the United States Navy, serving on the USS Bennington during the Korean Conflict.
....He was originally stationed at Olathe Naval Air Station, where he met his future wife, Virginia Bowers.
....They were married on March 28, 1952, were then transferred to the Brooklyn Naval Air Station.
....Upon his honorable discharge from the Navy in 1953, Herbert and his young family settled in Lee's Summit, where he started his 38 year career at the Bendix Department of Defense Facility (now Honeywell).
....During this period of time, they spent the years up to 2010 as active youth group sponsors and regular members of the First Christian Church of Lee's Summit, and Herbert spent many of his summers coaching baseball, his true love.
....Herbert is survived by his wife, Virginia Bowers Meeks; their daughter and son-in-law, Dr. Steven House and Teresa House and their two children, son-in-law, Eric and Jennifer House Packard and their two children in North Kansas City, and Christopher and Samantha Kroenke House of Overland Park; Herbert and Valerie Palmer Meeks and their daughter and son-in-law, Dr. Thomas and Kristen Meeks Wright of San Antonio, Tex.; Henry and Conjetta DeCarlo Meeks and Jerrilee Meeks and their three children and 10 grandchildren, and son-inlaw, Tony Haney and Vickie Meeks Haney of Pendergrass, Ga.
....Services were held for Herbert on April 26, 2014, at Langsford Funeral Home. Burial was at Lee's Summit cemetery. Online condolences may be left for the family at langsfordfuneralhome.com.
....The family suggests that contributions be made to United Methodist Church of Holden.
....Arrangements were by Langsford Funeral Home,

Louis Jasper Rosanbalm
....Louis Jasper Rosanbalm, 87, of Sequim, Wash., passed away on April 14, 2014, from natural causes. He was born in Pleasant Hill, to Orpha Alzaday (Collinsworth) and Jasper Rosanbalm.
....He served with U.S. Navy from 1945 through 1947 and was stationed in Saipan during World War II.
....Upon returning home, he worked with Clallam County Public Utility District, as a ground man, truck driver and meter reader. He retired after 30 years of service with the PUD.
....He married Mavis Knight on August 28, 1957, in Port Angeles.
....Louis was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4760 in Sequim and served as post commander and district commander.
....He enjoyed being outdoors, fishing, traveling and riding motorcycles. He was also a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union.
....He is survived by his wife, Mavis Rosanbalm; sons, Jim, Mike and Drew Rosanbalm; daughter, Eva Tiller; 17 grandchildren; 32 great grand-grandchildren and nephew, Wendell Kinnison, Pleasant Hill.
....Memorial services were April 26, 2014, at Sequim VFW Post 4760. He was buried at Sequim Valley Cemetery.
....Memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer's Association http://tinturl.comalzassociationdonnation or to the American Heart Association.

Lucy N. Ash
....Lucy N. Ash, 90, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life April 28, 2014, at John Knox Village Hospice House. 
....Per her wish, cremation has been accorded.  No services are scheduled.  A complete obituary will be published in next week's edition of the Pleasant Hill Times and online at www.stanleydickeyfuneralhome.com
.... Arrangements are under the direction of the  Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Ronald Glen
Brandsma
....Ronald Glen Brandsma 78, of Kingsville, passed away, at home, surrounded by his family on April 25, 2014.
....Ron was born April 14, 1936, in Flandreau, South Dakota, the son of Lloyd Glen and Augusta Christina (Jensen) Brandsma.
....At a young age, Ron began working on cattle ranches, even though the work was hard and the hours long, he managed to graduate from Spearfish, South Dakota High School.
....After high school, Ron enlisted in the United States Navy and proudly served his country for four years during the Korean War. He was deployed aboard multiple ships throughout his military service.
....After his honorable discharge from the Navy, Ron settled in the Kansas City area. He did many things, including training race horses, rodeo and shoeing the Budweiser Clydesdales.
....He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Allen; June Brandsma, Oscar and Elizabeth Chance, fatherin-law, Les Watterson.
....He is survived by his wife, Darlene Brandsma, of the home; one brother, Philip Brandsma, of the home; two sisters, Phyllis (and Charlie) Luse of Tucson, Ariz., and Patricia Valdez of Tucson; two sons, Russell (and Cheryl) Brandsma of Raytown, and Austin (and Buffy) Watterson of Pleasant Hill; two daughters, Andrea Watterson (and Jerry Graham) of Holden; Ashley (and Jon) Howell of Spring Hill, Kans.; eight grandchildren: Jesse, Kiley, Juilette, Brayden, Leslie, Eli, Annistyn and Addalyn; one great grandchild, Draken; mother-in-law, Shirley Watterson and many other relatives and loved ones.
....Funeral service for Ronald Glen Brandsma is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Friday, May 2, 2014 at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill. Burial will be in the Kingsville Cemetery.
....The family will receive friends Thursday, May 1, 2014 from 6 – 8 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Ronald G. Brandsma Memorial Fund. www.wallace-funeralhomes. com.
....Arrangements were under the direction of the Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

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.