Pleasant Hill, Missouri            Wednesday, May 24, 2017          ©2017 Pleasant Hill Times

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Roger E. Rupard
...Roger Earl Rupard, 78, of Pleasant Hill, was born, March 18, 1939, in Canton, Missouri, the son of Leonard E. and Josephine R. Rupard. He departed this life, May 15, 2017, at the Pleasant Hill Health & Rehabilitation Center.
...Roger graduated from high school in 1957. Following high school, he proudly served in the United States Air Force. Later he attended Upper Iowa University.
...On March 9, 1964, he was united in marriage to Barbara June Gunter, in Harrison, Arkansas.
...Roger worked as a job estimator for several area construction companies including his own, Rupard Construction and Rupard Asphalt. Other companies he worked for include Leath & Sons, Superior Utilities, and Wilson Plumbing. He was elected to the position of Northern District
...Commissioner for Cass County, in 1976 and 1980. Roger also served as President of Public Water Supply District #5 for over 30 years.
...He was a member of American Legion Post #21, Independence; Jewel Lodge #480 A.F. & A.M., Pleasant Hill and the Ararat Shrine Temple, Kansas City.
...He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, watching NASCAR and was an avid reader.
...Roger was preceded in death by his parents and one granddaughter,
Brooke Rupard.
...He is survived by his wife Barbara of Pleasant Hill; one son, Brian Rupard of Holden; one daughter and son-in-law Rebecca and Jeff Green of the Lake of the Ozarks; four grandchildren, Lindsie (and Aaron) Kee of Holden; Stephen Rupard of Kingsville, Karlie Rupard of Holden and Brady Rupard of Holden; one great grandchild, Ashton Kee; one brother, Steve (and Joyce) Rupard of Lake Winnebago; two sisters, Barbara Gudger and Nancy Rupard of Texas; other relatives and friends.
...Cremation has been accorded.
...A memorial visitation was held May, 20, 2017, at the funeral home. Following visitation Masonic services were held by Jim Williams of Jewel Lodge #480 A.F. & A.M. Full military honors were conducted by the United States Air Force and the V.F.W. Post #3118 Honor Guard.
...Memorial contributions are suggested to Crossroads Hospice and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
...Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanleydickeyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Arleen Gregg
...Arleen Gregg was born November 17, 1960 in Kansas City, and departed this life on May 16, 2017 at her home in Pleasant Hill, surrounded by the love of her family, at the age of 56 years, 5 months and 30 days.
...She was the daughter of Othe Woodrow Williams, Jr. and Joyce Ann (Bryan) Williams.
...Arleen spent her younger years in the Raymore Peculiar area and attended Raymore-Peculiar schools. On August 7, 1996, she was united in marriage with Gary Allen Gregg, and they made their home in Pleasant Hill.
...Services for Arleen Gregg were held May 20, 2017 at the Wallace Funeral Home with Rev. Tim Casteel officiating. Burial was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
...Visitation was held prior to the service.
...The family suggests contributions to the Wallace Funeral Home to assist with final expenses.
...A complete obituary may be viewed at www.wallace-funeralhomes.com
...Arrangements by Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Floyd Richard "Tony" Long
...Floyd "Tony" Long was born August 4, 1944, in Kansas City, and departed this life on May 5, 2017, at Lee's Summit Medical Center in Lee's Summit, at the age of 72 years, nine months and one day.
...He was the son of Leonard C. and Irma Cathryn (Shuert) Long.
...Tony spent his younger years in Lee's Summit, graduating from Lee's Summit High School in 1963. After graduation, Tony proudly served his country in the United States Navy.
...On August 6, 1964, while stationed in Mayport Beach, Florida, Tony was united in marriage with Velta Fay McFadden. They continued to live in Mayport Beach until Tony, still serving in the Navy, "shipped out" for an extended period of time, and Velta returned to Lee's Summit. After Tony completed his military service, he joined Velta in Lee's Summit where they lived until the early 1970s when they moved to Pleasant Hill.
...Before his retirement, Tony was a maintenance supervisor for the Metropolitan Community College of Kansas City. He was an active member of the Family Worship Center Assembly of God in Pleasant Hill. Tony had a passion for restoring and showing classic cars. He loved attending car shows and visiting with other car owners and spectators.
...Tony was preceded in death by his wife, Velta Fay Long; his parents, Leonard and Irma Cathryn Long and two sisters, Linda Leach and Sandra Crosby.
...He is survived by two sons, Michael Long and wife Teena of Pleasant Hill, and Bruce Long of Lee's Summit; one half-sister, Maxine Hermann of St. Louis, four grandchildren, Brandon, Trenton, Ashlyn and Kayla; one nephew, Jeff Crosby, other relatives and many friends.
...The family of Floyd R. "Tony" Long will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill. Graveside service with military Honors will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery with Rev. Tim Casteel officiating.
...Casket bearers will be Brandon Long, Trenton Long, Lloyd Ross, Jon Hopkins, Roger Lowry and Paul Whaley. Full Military Honors will be provided by the United States Navy and V.F.W. Post #3118 Honor Team of Pleasant Hill.

Donald E. Williamson
...Donald E. Williamson, 79, of Golden Years Nursing Home, formerly of Pleasant Hill, was born February 1, 1938. He departed this life, April 22, 2017, at Cass County Regional Hospital.
...Prior to ill health, he was employed at the Pleasant Hill Veneer Plant. He attended Echo Church.
...He is survived by four children. Cremation has been accorded and no services are scheduled.
...Arrangements were by Atkinson Funeral Home, Harrisonville.

Betty J. Dickerson
...Betty Josephine Dickerson, 87, of Pleasant Hill, formerly of Lee's Summit, was born, June 3, 1929, in Independence, the daughter of Richard A. and Norma E. (Phillips) Hauer. She departed this life, Monday, April 24, 2017, at the John Knox Village Care Center.
Betty was a 1947 Center High School graduate.
...On June 14, 1946, she was united in marriage to Jim Dickerson in Kansas City. He preceded her in death on May 20, 1999.
...Betty was employed as a tax examiner in Quality Control for the Internal Revenue Service in Kansas City.
...She retired February 1, 1993, after 20 years of service. She and her husband, Jim also owned and operated the Ye Olde Curiosity Shoppe out of their home for several years. After retiring from the IRS she owned and operated the Library Antiques-Soda Shoppe & Deli in downtown Pleasant Hill. She was a former member of the First Baptist Church of Lee's Summit and a member of the Grace Family Fellowship/First Baptist Church of Pleasant Hill, where she was involved in the SAM group. She was a lifelong Sunday school teacher, from the age of 12, at various churches throughout her life.
...She enjoyed collecting antiques, watercolor painting, church activities and serving the Lord through community service. However her greatest love was loving, caring and spending time with her family.
...Betty was also preceded in death by her daughter, Cheryl Ferwalt; one great grandchild, Samantha (Ferwalt) MacDonald; and two brothers, Charles Hauer and Ross Hauer.
...She is survived by three sons, Rick (and Janell) Dickerson of Martin City, Phil (and Stella) Dickerson of Sun City, Calif., and Dan Dickerson of Adrian; eight grandchildren, Kim Ferwalt of Pleasant Hill, Robert Ferwalt of Independence, and Jeff Ferwalt of Pleasant Hill, Justin (and Stephanie) Dickerson of Belton, Katie (and Nels) Godfredson of Olathe, Nicole (and Jarrod) Knick of Chino, California, Racquel Dickerson of Los Angeles, California, Joe Dickerson of Knoxville, Tenn., Chrissy Roby of Rogers, Ark.; nine great grandchildren, Haden, Ashanta, Mariah, Savannah, Dylan, Samara, Hannah, Amariah, Joshua and Ezra; other relatives; and a host of friends.
...Funeral services were April 29, 2017, at the funeral home. Rev. Wyatt Shanks officiated. Music was be rendered by Rev. Mark McGaughey. The eulogy was given by Kim Ferwalt with scripture readings by Ashanta Ferwalt, Mariah Dickerson and Savanna Dickerson.
...Interment was in the Oakland Cemetery, Independence. Casket bearers were Justin Dickerson, Jeff Ferwalt, Nels Godfredson, Hunter Hattok, Henry Saubers and Mike "Twig" Smith. Honorary pallbearers were Rick Dickerson, Phil Dickerson, Dan Dickerson, Joe Dickerson, Haden Ferwalt and Robert Ferwalt Jr.
...Memorial contributions are suggested the Alzheimer's Association of Kansas City and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
...Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com.
...Arrangements by Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Willa Dean Mitchell
...Willa Dean Mitchell, 78, of Kansas City, formerly of Pleasant Hill, was born, September 18, 1938, in Shrewsbury, Kentucky, the daughter of Everett and Bessie (Mattingly) Davis. She departed this life Sunday, April 30, 2017, at Garden Terrace of Overland Park, surrounded with love and family.
...Dean was a 1956 Caneyville High School graduate. On March 30, 1957 she was united in marriage to John R. Likins in Robertson County, Tennessee; they later divorced. On August 8, 1991, she was united in marriage to Walter Mitchell in Las Vegas, Nevada; he preceded her in death on November 9, 2012.
...Dean was employed as a bookkeeper for the Farris-Burns Corporation. She had also been a telephone operator for AT&T and the Southern Bell Telephone & Telegraph Co., a book keeper for Trane Manufacturing, J.R. Hayes Building Contractors, Bank of Commerce, Thornbury Toys, Liberty National Bank, Atlantic Richfield Co., Sears Roebuck & Co., Pillsbury, Townley Hardware, and the Cass County Sheriff's office.
...She was a member of the Big Creek Baptist Church, Pleasant Hill. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, sewing and enjoying time visiting with family and friends.
...Dean was also preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Charles Davis; and three sisters, Urma Lanham, Georgia Lanham and Sherry Davis.
...She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Sonya and Scott Jury; her son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Faith Likins; grandchildren, Katie (and Arnold) Coleman and their children, Jack and Nora and Maggie (and Tim) Benjamin and their children, Daniel and John; two brothers, Eddie Davis, David Davis; five sisters, Verde Vincent, June Davis, Diane Davis, Barbara Eisenbeis and Susan Wurzel; other relatives and friends.
...Funeral services will be Friday, May 5, 2017, at Big Creek Baptist Church, 1517 State Route 7, Pleasant Hill. Pastor Todd MacLean will officiate. Interment will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
...Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.
...Memorial contributions are suggested to University of Kansas Alzheimer's Disease Center 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.

Mark Richardson
... Mark Richardson, 62, of Belton, passed away April 26, 2017 at Trinity Health and Rehabilitation Center in Merriam, KS.
... He was preceded in death by his parents, Grover C. and Mary Richardson; one step-son, Christopher L. Grogger and one brother, Steven Davis.
... Mark is survived by his wife, Judy (Grogger) Richardson of the home; one brother, Keith Richardson and wife Christine of Belton; one step-daughter, Christina Worley and husband Shawn of Tulsa, Okla.; seven grandchildren, other relatives and many friends.
... Per Mark's wishes, cremation has been accorded and no services are scheduled.
... Arrangements by Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Samuel Kenneth
Curtis Smith
...Samuel Kenneth Curtis Smith was born April 3, 1998 in Overland Park, Kansas, and departed this life on April 16, 2017, at the age of 19 years, at his home in Lee’s Summit, surrounded by the love of his family and in the arms of his mother.
...He was the son of Anthony Eric and Amy Brendecke Smith.
...Cremation was accorded. Visitation was held on Friday, April 21 from 5-7 p.m. and Memorial Services were held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday all at the Colonial Presbyterian Church.
...Contributions “In Memory of Samuel Kenneth Curtis Smith” may be made to “Superman Sam Smith Memorial Fund” GoFundMe page, BagsOfFunKansas City.org, VictoryKC.org, and Make-A-Wish Kansas City.
...Cremation arrangements entrusted to Wallace Funeral Home. A complete obituary may be viewed at www.wallace-funeralhomes.com.

Mildred Hazel (Wright) Quinn

...Hazel “Bubbles” (Wright) Quinn, 85, of Blue Springs, formerly of Pleasant Hill, departed this life on April 2, 2017, at her home.
...She was the daughter of James Herbert and Mildred Hazel (Prewitt) Wright, and a 1949 graduate of Pleasant Hill High School.
... On July 3, 1950, she was united in marriage with Jackie Lee “Jack” Quinn in Pleasant Hill and to this union three children, Debra Lea, Linda Jo and Larry Clint were born.
...Funeral services for Hazel Quinn were held Friday, April 7, 2017 at
the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill, with Rev. Jan Bond officiating.
... Casket bearers were Jimmy Quinn, Jeremy Quinn, Brandon Quinn, Nicholas Quinn, Kevin Wright and Steve Wright.
...Burial was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. A complete obituary may be viewed on the Wallace Funeral Home website (www.wallace-funeralhomes.com).
...Arrangements by Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.


Marlin Ray Parks (Marty)
...Marlin Ray Parks (Marty) departed his life April 6, 2017, surrounded by family. Marty was born October 26, 1952, to James Thomas and Dorothy Faith Jones Parks. He graduated from Pleasant Hill High School in 1970.
...On October 2, 1971, he married his best friend, Linda Diane Harris; they were married 45 years. Marty worked construction until he retired in 2005.
...He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Carla and Kelly. and a brother, Larry. He is survived by his wife of the home, a son, Michael, Linn Valley, Kansas; a daughter, Susan, Pleasanton, Kansas; three grandchildren, Luke, Kaylee and Pamela and three great grandchildren, Zayn, Elizabeth and Lance, mother-in-law, Betty Harris, two brothers-in-law, a sister-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews.
...Visitation will be from 5 to 7 pm, Thursday, April 13, 2017 at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Pleasanton Chapel. The family suggest contributions to the Diabetes Foundation.
...Condolences may be left at www.schneiderfunerals.com. Arrangements by Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Pleasanton.

Lillyanna Rose Stevens-Sturman
...Lillyanna Rose Stevens-Sturman was born into God’s loving care on
March 29, 2017, at Truman Medical Center in Kansas City, the daughter of David Earl Sturman, Jr. and Crystal Lynn Smith.
...In addition to her parents, she is survived by three brothers, Blake and Jaxson Stevens and Chevy Sturman; paternal grandparents, David and Kielee Sturman and maternal grandparents, Kenneth and Renee Stevens, all of Buckner, and Randy and Lisa Owen of Osceola, Missouri.
...Graveside services were held April 7, at Mt. Washington Cemetery, Independence Pastor Paul Owen, Lillyanna’s great-grandfather, officiated.

Betty Lou
Lightfoot-Hiser
...Betty Lou Lightfoot-Hiser, 91, of Nevada, Missouri, formerly of Pleasant Hill, died April 6, 2017, at the Moore-Few Care Center, Nevada.
...Betty was a licensed practical nurse.
...Betty was preceded in death by her parents Charles and Betty (Perdue) Lightfoot; brothers, Raymond Lightfoot and Howard Lightfoot; and sister, Susie Clark.
...She is survived by nine nieces and nephews.
...A graveside memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, at the Lone Jack Cemetery.
...Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanleydickeyfuneralhome.com.
...Arrangements by Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Tracey Lynn Dallas
...Tracey Lynn Dallas, 51, of Smithville, passed away April 8, 2017. Visitation will be held from 6-8 pm Wednesday, April 12, and services 1:00 pm Thursday, April 13, at Park Lawn Northland Chapel, I-35 at State Route 291, Liberty. Burial in Glenridge Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Susan G. Komen for the Cure (breast cancer research).
...Tracey was born April 1, 1966, in Harrisonville, and grew up in Pleasant Hill. She leaves her husband, Edward; sons, Jake Jackson (Bobbi) and Ben Keesee; Edward's daughters, Stephanie Dallas-Hightower (Rebecca), Brittany Dallas and Meghan Dallas; grandchildren, Julian and Georgia Jackson and Riley Hightower; mother, Betty Fairchild (Bernie); father, Raymond Haile; brother, Greg Haile; as well as other family members and many friends.
...Arrangements by Park Lawn Northland Chapel (816) 781-8228.

Clinton Reed
...Clinton Eugene Reed, 66, of Pleasant Hill, was born, May 10, 1950, the son of Cleo E. and Jessie P. (Roysten) Reed. He departed this life, March 25, 2017, at his home surrounded with love and family.
...Clinton was a 1968 Pattonsburg, Missouri High School graduate.
...He was a United States Army, Vietnam War veteran.
...On March 25, 1972, he was united in marriage to Helen K. Floyd in Belton; they later divorced. On July 4, 1997, he was united in marriage to Robin D. Smith in Branson; she survives.
...Clinton was employed as a comptroller for the Line Creek Trucking Co. He was a member of the Elks Club of Lee’s Summit, Lee’s Summit American Legion, and the Teamsters. He enjoyed working on and restoring old cars, remodeling and restoring homes, and was gifted with ability to fix just about anything.
...Clinton was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.
...He is survived by his wife Robin of the home; two sons, Clinton (and Deanna) Reed of Blue Springs, and Ryan (and Lydia) Gerg of Oak Grove; two daughters, Christina (and Eric) Thomeczek of Belton, and Crystal (and Chuck) Russell of Pleasant Hill; 11 grandchildren; one great grandchild; one brother; two sisters; other relatives and friends.
...Memorial services were held March 30, 2017, at the Echo Church. Reverend J. R. Brown officiated. Full military honors were rendered by the United States Army and the Veteran’s of Foreign Wars Post #3118 Honor Guard.
...Memorial contributions are suggested to the V.F.W. Post #3118 Veterans Relief Fund.
...Online condolences may be made to the family at www.stanleydickeyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

William J. Reed
...William J. “Big Willie” Reed, 50, of Pleasant Hill, was born, April 25, 1966, in Kansas City, the son of William T. and Sharon O. (Schenk) Reed. He departed this life, Saturday, March 25, 2017, as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
...He was a 1984, Smith-Cotton High School graduate, Sedalia, Missouri.
...Will was a paver and nroller operator for Ideker Construction. He enjoyed spending time at the lake, going to concerts, golfing, mushroom hunting and spending an evening with nall his friends at Roosters Bar & Grill.
...He was a member of the Operators Union Local #101, Jewel Lodge #480, A.F. & A.M, and the Ararat Shrine Temple.
...Will was preceded in death by his mother, Sharon Reed, on February 13, 2002.
...He is survived by his father, Bill Reed of Pleasant Hill; other relatives and a host of friends.
...Visitation was held Friday, March 31, 2017, at the funeral home.
...Graveside services were held Saturday, April 1, 2017, at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Mr. Jim Williams rendered Masonic Services.
Casket bearers were Ray Alexander, Butch Crotty,
...Armand Elms, Dave Haws, Chuck Kingsolver, Bobby Player, Sam Shewmaker and David Wolfe.
...Memorial contributions are suggested to the Shriner’s Hospital and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
...Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanleydickeyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Bill D. Osborne
...Billy D. Osborne, 85, of Lee’s Summit, died March 27, 2017, at Jefferson Health Care.
...He is survived by his wife Helen (Harryman) Osborne; four daughters, Pam (and Tim) Spies, Karen (and Jim) Wendel, Wanda (and Terry) Ennis, and Karla (and Kevin) Montgomery; one sister Julia Harris; sister-in-law, Beverly Osborne of Independence; nine grandchildren, Jeremy Silvey, Missy Hodges, Daniel Ennis, Sean Tucker, Josh Tucker, Aimee Homan, Derick Homan, Spencer Montgomery, Kyle Homan and seven great grandchildren.
...Memorial contributions are suggested to the St. Jude’s and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
...Online condolences www.stanleydickeyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Virginia Lee “Ginny” Smith
...Virginia Lee “Ginny” Smith, 76, of Pleasant Hill, was born, October 2, 1940, in Kansas City, the daughter of Bertard E. and Esther V. (Lehner) Smith. She departed this life, March 26, 2017, at her daughter’s home surrounded with love and family.
...Ginny was a 1958 Lee’s Summit High School graduate. She graduated from the Central Missouri State University in 1962; later furthering her education by attending the Southern Baptist University in Bolivar.
...On August 5, 1962, she was united in marriage to David M. Smith in Independence. Together they started Dave Smith the Lampmaker. They later divorced.
...Ginny or “Mrs. V” to all of her students was employed as an Elementary School teacher at Redbridge, Center School District, Lee’s Summit Schools and the Pleasant Hill School District; she retired in 2004, but remained actively involved with education, working with homebound students.
...She enjoyed decorating cakes, traveling, sewing, crocheting and was an avid reader, but most enjoyed spending time with family.
...Ginny was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Marilyn Hall.
...She is survived by four children, Tawnya (and Jon) Parris of Pleasant Hill, Dana Marie Thornton of South Kansas City; Carrie (and Walter) Curtis of Collins; and Randy (and Angie) Smith of Pleasant Hill; eight grandchildren, Jake Parris of Pleasant Hill, Nikki Parris-Cox of Kingsville, Cody Parris of Pleasant Hill, Ginny Mae Thate of Blue Springs, Alex D. Taylor-Thornton of Kansas City, Kristine Curtis of Collins, Adam Curtis of Collins and Tristan Smith of Pleasant Hill; five great grandchildren, Hunter, Kade, Alexis, Gunner and Tanner, along with other relatives and many friends.
...Visitation was held Sunday, April 2, 2017, at the funeral home. Funeral services were held Monday, April 3, 2017, at the funeral home. Reverend D. Kent Deubner officiated. Interment was in the Floral Hills Cemetery, Kansas City.
...Casket bearers were Cyrus Cox, Adam Curtis, Cody Parris, Jake Parris, Jon Parris and Alex Thornton.
...vMemorial contributions are suggested to the Pleasant Hill Education Foundation in honor of Ms. V. Smith 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.

Dorothy Pearl Rockwell
...Dorothy Pearl Rockwell, 95, of Lee’s Summit, passed away March 30, 2017.
...The family received friends prior to the funeral service, April 3, 2017 at Meyers Funeral Chapel, 1600 W. Main St., Blue Springs.
...Burial followed the service at the Blue Springs Cemetery.
...In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Missouri Wolverines Football Club, 1204 Swift St., North Kansas City, MO, 64116.
...Memories of Dorothy and condolences to the family may be shared at meyersfuneralchapel.com.
...Arrangements by Meyers Funeral Chapel, 1600 W. Main St., Blue Springs.

Mildred Hazel (Wright) Quinn
...Hazel “Bubbles” (Wright) Quinn, 85, of Blue Springs, formerly of Pleasant Hill, passed away April 2, 2017, at her home, surrounded by the love of her family.
...Services for Hazel “Bubbles” (Wright) Quinn are pending at this time. Please check the Wallace Funeral Home website (www.wallace-funeralhomes.com) where service times will be published as soon as the information becomes available.
...A complete obituary will appear in the next edition of the Pleasant Hill Times.

Robert J. Clawson
...Robert Jesse “Bob” Clawson, 91, life-long resident of Strasburg, was born, September 2, 1925, the son of Parks Bland and Nettie Maude (Moore) Clawson. He passed peacefully in his sleep on April 2, 2017, at the Missouri Veterans Home, Warrensburg.
...Bob grew up in Strasburg, alongside his younger brother William B Clawson. He graduated from Strasburg High School and soon after, was on a boat to Europe where he served in World War II, European Theatre of Operations, in the U.S. Army; participating in the Battle of the Bulge. Shortly after his discharge, he was employed at Lake City Army Ammunition plant where he worked until his retirement in 1983.
...June 29, 1951, Bob was united in marriage to Gwylyn Virginia George; to this union two daughters, Cara Lynne and Cathleen, were born.
...During the next several years, alongside his job at Lake City and his farming operation, Bob served as president of the Strasburg School Board, Polk Township Assessor, president of the Cass County Library Board, clerked local auctions, and after his retirement, served as Cass County South Commissioner. Bob was also a Master Mason of Jewel Lodge #480 A.F. & A.M., Life Member of the VFW Post #3118, member of the Ararat Shrine, the Pleasant Hill Lions Club and a member of the Strasburg Union Church.
...Bob was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Gwylyn on April 9, 1999; and his daughter Cara Lynne Clawson-Day on May 3, 2014.
He is survived by his brother, William B. Clawson and wife Barbara of Pleasant Hill; his daughter Cathleen Clawson Player of Pleasant Hill; seven grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren, Travis Day and wife Beth, their children, Collin and Keenan; Jonathan Day and his daughters, Emma and Molly; Suzanne Day; Amanda McKinnon and husband Cameron and son Tyler; Robert Player and wife Tabitha and sons, Bobby, Billy and Johnny; Virginia Nudson and husband Chris and children, Jordan and Broc; and Emily Sloan and fiancé Keagan McNeall and sons, Kayden and Jameson; other relatives and a host of friends.
...Visitation will be held 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, April 7, 2017, at the funeral home, with Masonic Services at 8:00 p.m.
...Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m., Saturday, April 8, 2017, at the funeral home. Pastor John Clark will officiate. Past Commander Chris Hummel and the comrades of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3118 will perform the “Final Salute” immediately following the service.
...Graveside military services and interment will follow in the Strasburg Cemetery with full military honors by the U.S. Army and the V.F.W. Post #3118 Honor Guard.
...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. Arrangments by Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill

Anna Marie
(Hamilton) Greene
...Anna Marie (Hamilton) Greene, 91, of Pleasant Hill, MO departed this life on March 17, 2017 at Pleasant Hill Health and Rehabilitation Center with her daughter, Donna, by her side.
...She was the daughter of Robert Glenn and Mary Marie (Kennedy) Hamilton.
...On October 28, 1944, Anna was united in marriage with Donald E. Greene and to this union two children, Donna and Lawrence, were born. The Greene family made their home in Pleasant Hill.
...Cremation was accorded. A Graveside Service was held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 24, 2017 at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery with Rev. Kent Deubner officiating.
...Arrangements were entrusted to the Wallace Funeral Home. A complete obituary may be viewed at www.wallace-funeralhomes.com

Caroline Hatton
...Caroline Hatton, 63, of Pleasant Hill, was born, June 26, 1953, in Marshall, Missouri, the daughter of Russell and Leota (Bonner) Hibbard, Jr. She departed this life, Saturday, March 4, 2017, at her home.
...Caroline was a 1971 Slater High School graduate, later attending the State Fair College in Sedalia.
...On August 31, 1996, she was united in marriage to Duane Hatton in
San Antonio, Texas.
...Caroline was a homemaker. She also worked out of her home as a realtor, as a grant writer for kids seeking scholarships, and managed the Par Excellence beauty salon. She loved gardening and flowers, reading and her animals, especially her dogs. 
...She is a member of the Church of the Resurrection Methodist Church in Leawood. She loved her family and was especially fond of her grandmother, Alta Patton, whose influence on her at a young age formed the woman she would become.
...Caroline was preceded in death by her parents and two infant sisters, Marilyn Kay and Vicky Lynn.
...She is survived by her husband Duane of Pleasant Hill; two sons, Richie Gibbons, Jr. and Rossi Gibbons, both of Lee’s Summit; two sisters, Theresa (and Bill) Ellsworth of Blue Springs, and Brenda (and Chuck) Yarbrough of Belle Vista, Ark.; other relatives and friends.
...Cremation has been accorded. Private family services were held.
...Memorial contributions are suggested to Wayside Waifs and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
...Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanleydickeyfuneralhome.com.
...Arrangements by Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Arvel R. Kincaid
...Arvel Robert Kincaid, 70, of Pleasant Hill, was born, March 1, 1947, in Springfield, the son of Robert "Freddie" and Frankie (Jones) Kincaid. He departed this life Thursday, March 9, 2017, at his home in Pleasant Hill.
...Arvel attended the Climax Springs Schools, later graduating from the Kansas City Barber College. He was a proud United States Army veteran.
...On June 8, 1968, he was united in marriage to Beverly S. Czeschin at the Napoleon United Methodist Church.
...Arvel owned and operated the Raymore Barber shop for 36 years, retiring in July 2007. It was the second oldest business in Raymore.
...He attended the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, was a member of the National Rifle Association and the Barbers Union.
...He loved hunting, fishing, horseback riding, but especially loved playing with his grandchildren.
...Arvel was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Carolyn Thurn.
...He is survived by his wife Beverly of the home; one son and daughter-in-law, James and Christie Kincaid of Pleasant Hill; one daughter and son-in-law Shannon and Shawn Carver of Pleasant Hill; four grandchildren, Kaycee Kincaid, Kolton Kincaid, Grant Carver and Logan Carver; two sisters, Donna Collins of Raytown, and Margarette Findley of Centerview; other relatives and friends.
...Funeral services were held Monday March 13, 2017, at the funeral home. Pastor Dave Owsley officiated. Graveside military services and interment followed in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery with full military honors by the U.S. Army and the V.F.W. Post #3118 Honor Guard.
...Casket bearers were Steven Czeschin, Dale Collins, Rod Findley, Tony Findley, Larry Thurn, Jr. and Jeff Stuenkel.
...Memorial contributions are suggested to the Missouri Department of Conservation 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.

Marjorie J. Hurs
...Marjorie Jean Hurst, 94, of Pleasant Hill, was born, February 3, 1923, in Kansas City, the daughter of James P. and Marguerite A. (Phelps) Sanders, Sr. She departed this life, Friday, March 10, 2017, at Addington House in Lee’s Summit, surrounded by love.
...Marjorie was a 1941 Manual High School, Kansas City, graduate.
...On May 22, 1958, she was united in marriage to Glenn Washington Hurst in Kansas City. He preceded her in death on March 14, 1993.
...Marjorie was employed as a secretary for the Pleasant Hill Elementary School. She had also worked for Skelly Oil on the Plaza and Lake City Ammunition. She was a member of the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, Life Member of the V.F.W. Auxiliary, Chi Nu chapter of Beta Sigma Phi sorority and the Reading Book Club of Pleasant Hill.
...She enjoyed painting pictures, painting china, reading and watching classic movies. She was a gifted seamstress and dressmaker.
...Marjorie was also preceded in death by her parents, her twin brother, James P. Sanders, Jr.; and one nephew, Ronnie Hurst.
...She is survived by her close friend who she referred to as her adopted daughter, Janet (and John) Berry of Pleasant Hill, referred granddaughter, Jennifer (and Kyle) Gunderson of Pleasant Hill; nephew, James P. “J.P.” (and Paula) Sanders, III, of Independence; nieces, Donna (and Jim) Walker of Olathe, Mary Ann Hutsell of Georgia and Sharon Kimbrell of Springfield; cousin, Gerald (and Janie) Land of Pleasant Hill; sister-in-law, Twila Phillips of Springfield;
several great nieces and nephews; other relatives and a host of friends.
Visitation was March 14, 2017, at the funeral home.
...Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at the funeral home. Rev. David Owsley will officiate. Interment will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
...Casket bearers are Bob Baldwin, Chuck Fulton, Kyle Gunderson, Travis Land, Allen Powell and J.P. Sanders. Honorary casket bearers are John Berry, Robert Crawford, Gerald Land and Frank Thibeault.
...Memorial contributions are suggested to the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church or Kansas City Hospice and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
...Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanleydickeyfuneralhome.com.
...Arrangements by Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong, Pleasant Hill, Missouri 64080 (816) 540-5550.

Lillard C. Wilmoth
...Lillard Carson Wilmoth, 87, of Pleasant Hill, was born, February 24, 1929, in Kansas City, Kansas, the son of Lillard C. and Ora M. (Wood) Wilmoth. He departed this life, Sunday, February 19, 2017, at the Golden Years Care Center, Harrisonville.
...Lillard was a 1947 Pleasant Hill High School graduate.
...On February 28, 1948, he was united in marriage to Betty Anne Russell in Pleasant Hill. She preceded him in death on November 24, 2007.
...Lillard co-owned and operated Phillips 66 filling stations in Pleasant Hill and Overland Park. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and he was an avid country music fan.
...Lillard was also preceded in death by his parents; his step-father Link Wilmoth; one son Robert Wilmoth; and three sisters, Delores Clark, Marilyn Sharp-Sparks and Bonnie Anne Summers.
...He is survived by his son Todd (and Linda) Wilmoth of Bozeman, Montana; his daughter, Carson Wilmoth of Pleasant Hill; three grandchildren, Lincoln (and Siri) Wilmoth of Bozeman, Megan (and Luke) Thompson, of Shawnee, Michael (and Taylor) Wilmoth, of Wisconsin; three great grandchildren, Cora, Weldon and Theodore; one brother, Huntley (and Gwen) Wilmoth of Overland Park; other relatives and friends.
...Cremation has been accorded.
...Graveside services were held February 25, 2017, at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Elder Greg Rogers officiated.
...Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanleydickeyfuneralhome.com
...Arrangements by Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong, Pleasant Hill, Missouri 64080 (816) 540-5550.

Lindel Monroe Bryant
...Lindel Monroe Bryant, 88, passed away peacefully at his home in Lee’s Summit, Missouri on February 21, 2017. Lindel was born on December 16, 1928 the sixth of ten children in Acorn, Missouri an unincorporated area of Ripley County in southern Missouri.
...In 1936 the family moved to a farm outside of Auxvasse, Missouri where he attended Concord School and Church. In the late 1940’s he relocated to Kansas City, Missouri and went to work in the flooring industry and eventually opened a flooring business with his brothers. He served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War period. After his time in the Army he returned to Kansas City.
...On June 13, 1957 he married Brenda Joyce Hamilton in Kansas City, Missouri and they had three children together. In the early 1970’s Lindel purchased some acreage outside of Strasburg, Missouri, built a new home, and moved the family to the country. Lindel enjoyed gardening, mowing, cutting wood and other outdoor activities on the property. In 1987 Lindel retired from the flooring business and moved to Deer, Arkansas. While living there he and his brother Frank along with their two sons owned and operated a hog farm for ten years. After selling the hog operation Lindel and Brenda moved to the Lake of the Ozarks where they owned a vacation home since the 1960’s. In 2014 they moved to Lee’s Summit, Missouri because of Lindel’s declining health.
...He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Nettie Mae (Kysar) Bryant; brothers, Alvin, Leroy, Frank and Bob Bryant; sisters, Ruby Lang, Louise Duhtu and Helen Robinson, and one grandson, Jared Bryant.
...He is survived by his wife of nearly sixty years Brenda; sons, Jerome Kent Bryant and wife Pamela of Kingsville, Missouri, and Stacy Len Bryant and wife Kelly of Pleasant Hill, Missouri; daughter, Jana Scharmin Graham of Stover, Missouri; brother, Milus Bryant of Phoenix, Arizona; sister, Faye McCulley of Wichita, Kansas; 5 grandchildren, Shanna, Aaron, Kaleb, Emily and Levi; 2 great grandchildren, Riian and Kysar; one great-great grandson, Ashton, other relatives and many friends.
...Cremation has been accorded. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 12:00 noon, Saturday, March 11, 2017 at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill, MO, with Pastor Bobby Ray Bryant officiating.
Military Honors will be provided by V.F.W. Post #3118 of Pleasant Hill, Missouri and the United States Army, and will follow the Celebration of Life Service at the funeral home. The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until service time at 12:00 noon.

Janet Louise (Trapp) Hoffman
...Janet Louise (Trapp) Hoffman of Pleasant Hill, was born June 19, 1954 in Monterey, California, and departed this life on February 26, 2017, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri at the age of 62 years, 8 months and 7 days.
...On August 30, 1978 Janet was united in marriage with Eric Dale Hoffman in Springfield, MO.
...Cremation has been accorded and a Memorial Service was held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, March 4, 2017 at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill with Monsignor Robert Murphy officiating.
...A complete obituary may be viewed at www.wallace-funeralhomes.com.
...Arrangements by Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Christine Rose (Vasquez) Long
...Christine Rose (Vasquez) Long, 65, died on Saturday, March 4, 2017. She was born on August 3, 1951, to John and Rose Vasquez in Bronx, New York.
...Chris moved to Pleasant Hill in 2004 with her children, Matthew and Kristina, after the death of her husband, Steven.
...For more than 10 years, Chris was the night manager of the Pleasant Hill Pool Hall. “Mama” Chris, as her friends, patrons and “kids” came to revere her, had a heart bigger than the universe and was always there for her people.
...Chris was preceded in death by her parents, husband Steven, son Matthew, and brother, John Vasquez. She is survived by her daughter, Kristina; grandchildren, Hailee, Syah, Damien, Marissa and Destine; brother Christian Vasquez and that universe of friends.
...A Celebration of Life for Chris is being planned.

Edith M. Harrer
...Edith Mae Harrer, 101, formerly of Pleasant Hill and Kansas City, was born October 2, 1915, in Hope, Kansas, the daughter of Martin “Lee” Leander and Emma Louise (Hebe) Harrer. She departed this life at 2:33 a.m. Monday, February 20, 2017, at the Mt. Olivet Careview Home, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
...Edith and her family moved to Pleasant Hill when she was very young. Edith attended elementary and high school in Pleasant Hill graduating in 1933. She studied violin at the Kansas City Music Conservatory. In high school she worked alongside her father at the Pleasant Hill Dairy. She later worked for the Avon Cosmetics Company and as a secretary for the Social Security Administration. She was a 60 year member of the Central Presbyterian Church, Kansas City.
...Edith was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Cameron Harrer, George Harrer, and Willard Harrer; and two sisters, Dorothy Crawford and Pauline Ashcroft.
...She is survived by her nieces and nephews, Kathryn Crawford of Minneapolis, Diane (and Cleo) Robinson of Omaha, Nebr., Chuck (and Terri) Ashcroft of Hayesville, Kans., and Norman (and Laurel) Ashcroft of Blue Springs; other relatives and friends.
...Funeral services were held February 28, 2017, at the funeral home. Rev. Heidi Peterson of the Central Presbyterian Church officiated. Interment was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
...Memorial contributions are suggested to Pleasant Hill First Presbyterian Church and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
...Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanleydickeyfuneralhome.com
...Arrangements by Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong, Pleasant Hill

Dorothy L. Henry Welsh
...Dorothy Louise Henry Welsh, 80, of Butler, formerly of Pleasant Hill, was born, December 19, 1936, in Marshfield, Missouri, the daughter of Homer McTeer and Eva Leigh (Pippin) Farr. She departed this life, Thursday, February 23, 2017, at the Rehab Center of Raymore.
...Dorothy was a 1954 Harrisonville High School graduate. She later attended Longview Community College.
...On Sept. 9, 1955, she was united in marriage to Vernon W.C. Henry, in Harrisonville; he preceded her in death on May 17, 1975. On February 6, 1981, she was united in marriage to Glenn E. Walsh in Excelsior Springs; he preceded her in death on February 18, 2015.
...Dorothy had been employed as an administrative assistant for Bob & Glenn’s Equipment in Butler. She had also been employed by Bendix, Western Electric, Unity Village and as the editor for the Pleasant Hill Times. She was an active member of the Ohio Street Methodist Church, Butler, where she served many years as a Sunday school teacher and was known especially for her chocolate milk and donuts to help keep the kids attention during Sunday school. She was also gifted in costume making for the various children’s programs.
...She has attended the Strasburg Baptist Church since 2013. She enjoyed painting, singing, music, traveling and was an avid reader. She especially loved spending time with her family.
...Dorothy was also preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Lee Roy Farr.
...She is survived by four children, Verna (and Art) Solomon of Drexel; Joel Guy (and Debbie) Henry of Lee’s Summit; Bill (and Misti) Henry of Pleasant Hill, and Mary Beth (and Bryan) Jennings of Butler; nine grandchildren, Amber Solomon of Archie; Colby (and Char-Marie) Jennings of Republic; Amy Henry of Richardson, Texas; Ashley (and Matt) Barney of Gardner, Kansas; Corey (and Ashley) Henry of Lee’s Summit; Jacob (and Regina) Jennings Greenwood; Houston Henry, Shepard Henry and Aerowyn Henry, all of Pleasant Hill; eight great grandchildren, Michael Henry, Emery Jennings, Corbin Barney, Cecilia Jennings, Bradley Jennings, Riley Barney, Stella Henry and Christopher Jennings; two sisters Martha Jean (and Gerald) Tabb and Ruthie Reeves, both of Harrisonville; many beloved nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
...A celebration of Dorothy’s life was held February 27, 2017, at the funeral home. Rev. Preston Sanders officiated. Interment was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Casket bearers were Corey Henry, Houston Henry, Shepard Henry, Colby Jennings, Jacob Jennings and Larry Henry. Honorary casket bearers were Dewey Henry, Richard Reeves, Robert Reeves, Ronnie Reeves and Scott Tabb.
...Memorial contributions are suggested to Rehab of Raymore and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
...Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanleydickeyfuneralhome.com.
...Arrangements by Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong, Pleasant Hill.

John E. Alley
...John E. Alley, 84, of Gunn City, passed away on February 24, 2017. John was born on September 3, 1932, in Lee's Summit. John graduated from Lee’s Summit High School in 1950, at which time, he joined the U.S. Air Force. He spent four years in the Air Force as crew chief to a B50 bomber squadron during the Korean Conflict.
...During the conflict, he was blessed to survive numerous military encounters, unlike other members of his squadron. He never forgot his fellow crew members.
...In 1951, John met Inez Conner of Gravois Mills. He and Inez were married August 3, 1952 (64.5 years).
...He was a devout Christian throughout his life as demonstrated through his commitment to his family and the Baptist faith and message. He was ordained as a deacon April 29, 1962, and sometimes served as chairman.
...John retired as a master carpenter from Lake City Army Ammunition Plant in 1992. Spending time with family was most important to him. Some of his favorite family activities included camping, boating, fishing and spoiling the children. He enjoyed deer hunting and anything sports related, especially when it came to the KC Royals, Chiefs and the Missouri Tigers.
...John was the youngest of four boys, born to Forest and Gladys Alley. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Don and Forest Junior.
...John is survived by wife Inez Alley of Gunn City; three children, sons; John Randolph “Randy” Alley of Gunn City; Gary DuWayne Alley and wife Kathy of Sedalia, and daughter, Teraci Lynn Allen and husband Greg of Pleasant Hill; his brother, James R. Alley (Jake), of Lee’s Summit; seven grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and a large
extended family.
...Funeral services were held at Chapel of Memories Funeral Home, February 28, 2017. Interment with Military Honors followed at Swan Lake Memorial Park. Arrangements were conducted by Chapel of Memories Funeral Home.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Harley D. Ballard
...Harley Dean Ballard, 87, life long resident of Pleasant Hill, was born, March 22, 1929, in Strasburg. He departed this life, Thursday, January 26, 2017, at his home surrounded with love and family.
...Harley was a 1946 Pleasant Hill High School graduate and a United States Army Veteran. On August 26, 1956, he was united in marriage
to Alice Katherine Hutchens in Grandview.
...Harley was employed as a Postal Clerk for the United States Postal Service retiring from the Raytown Branch in 1986. He was also gifted in carpentry and enjoyed farming, both of which he did while employed by the Postal Service. He loved gardening, especially tomatoes, woodworking, traveling, reading and assisting Alice with her quilting.
...Harley was a selfless servant. He was an active member of the Pleasant Hill First Christian Church where he has served in almost all aspects of the church leadership, including Elder Emeritus, Chairman of the Board, treasurer, Sunday School Superintendent, and the Men’s Group President. Harley was also an active member of the Pleasant Hill Lions Club. He furthered his career in Lionism, serving on numerous district chairs and was District Governor in 1995. He was also a longtime member and past commander of the American Legion,
Newton Dudley Post #53, of Pleasant Hill.
...Harley was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Rose (Ballard) Davis, and one sister, Peggy Foley.
...He is survived by his wife, Alice of the home; five children, Mark (and Mary) Ballard of St. Charles; Ron Ballard of the home; Patti (and Rick) Alexander of Pleasant Hill; Susan (and Richard) Miles of Warrensburg; Mary (and Kevin Vasalinda) Dunn of Kansas City; nine
grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; one sister, Rosalie Foley of Collins; other relatives; and a host of friends.
...Cremation has been accorded.
Visitation will be held 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, February 3, 2017, at the funeral home, with the Lions Ceremony of the Rose service at 8:00 p.m. A celebration of Harley’s life will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, February 4, 2017, at the Pleasant Hill First Christian Church, 519 Cedar St. Pleasant Hill, Missouri 64080. Pastor D. Kent Deubner will officiate. Graveside military services and inurnment will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery with full military honors by the U.S. Army and the V.F.W. Post #3118 Honor Guard.
...Memorial contributions are suggested to Saving Sight or Crossroads Hospice and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
...Online condolences may be sent in care of the funeral home.
Arrangements by Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong, Pleasant Hill, Missouri 64080 (816) 540-5550.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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