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Obituary Archives   
2013 - 2014 - 2015

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

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

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

John R. Beasley
...John R. Beasley, 49, of Raymore, departed this life Saturday, August 25, 2015, at his home.  Arrangements are pending.  Service times and a complete obituary will be published on our website at  
... A complete obituary will be published in next week’s edition of the Pleasant Hill Times.  
...Arrangements are under the direction of the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home of Pleasant Hill.