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Lavonne Carlile
...Lettie Lavonne (Viles) Carlile, 84, of Pleasant Hill, was born, July 16, 1931, in Kansas City, the daughter of Basil V. and Lucy J. (Hipsher) Viles. She departed this life, Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at the Lee’s Summit Medical Center surrounded with love and family.
...Lavonne was a 1949 Pleasant Hill High School graduate. On May 2, 1959, she was united in marriage to Donald J. Carlile in Harrisonville. He had baptized her just three weeks earlier.
...In high school, Lavonne played basketball, Don enjoyed attending the games to watch her play. She later played on local town teams in both Pleasant Hill and East Lynne.
...Lavonne was employed by Westinghouse, but quit shortly after she married. In 1962, she went to work as secretary for the East Lynne School district, retiring in 1994. She also served as the treasurer and secretary for the school board. She was also a homemaker. She was an active member and served in the office of Priest in the Community of Christ Church, Pleasant Hill, as well as financial officer for several years. Don and Lavonne were active members of the Pleasant Hill Lions Club. She enjoyed gardening, canning, baking, cooking and a good game of dominoes. She especially loved spending time with her grandchildren.
...Lavonne was preceded in death by her parents and one granddaughter, Megan Carlile, and one brother, William B. Viles.
...She is survived by her husband Don, of Pleasant Hill; her daughter, Jaylene Lavonne Shay of Clinton; two sons, Don B. (and Tina) Carlile of Waxahachie, Texas, and Steve W. Carlile of Lee’s Summit; eight grandchildren, Amy Lavonne Kennish of Montrose, Nick Shay of Corpus Christi, Texas; Jacob (and Rosalynda) Carlile of Santa Rita, Guam; Laine Shay of Athens, Georgia; Lexi Lettie Carlile and Tori Carlile, both of Ocean Side, Calif.; Brad Carlile and Caleb Carlile, both of Waxahachie; one great granddaughter, Hannah Sue Lavonne Kennish, of Montrose; one sister, Georgia L. Beeman of Katy, Texas; several nieces and nephews as well as a host of other relatives and friends.
...Visitation was held May 22, 2016, at the funeral home, followed by the Ceremony of the Rose service by the Pleasant Hill Lions Club.
...Funeral services were held May 23, 2016, at the Community of Christ Church. High Priest Claude Rains and Elder Duane Rogers officiated. Interment was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Casket bearers were Brad Carlile, Caleb Carlile, Laine Shay, Nick Shay, Courtney Carlile and Kevin Carlile. Honorary casket bearers were Bill Carlile, Wally Carlile, Leonard Whiting and Jacob Carlile.
...Memorial contributions are suggested to the Pleasant Hill Community of Christ Church. Online condolences may be sent to the family at
...Arrangements by Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Gordon R. Bell
...Gordon Ray Bell, 60, of Pleasant Hill, formerly of St. Louis, was born, August 30, 1955, in Colorado Springs, Colo., the son of Richard and Doris (Fleetwood) Bell. He departed this life Friday, May 13, 2016, at his home.
...He was a 1974 graduate of the Brentwood High School in St. Louis. He later graduated from the State Fair College in Sedalia and furthered his education at the University of Missouri, Rolla.
...Gordon was an entrepreneur and was gifted in all aspects of construction. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, cooking and attending field trials; he especially enjoyed reading.
...He was a member of the Lee’s Summit Community Church and the Kansas City Retrievers Club.
...Gordon was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Doris Bell. He is survived by his children, Cody (and Meghan) Bell, and Michele ( and John) Wilson, all of St. Louis; two grandchildren, Catch Wilson and Vida Wilson of St. Louis; one brother, Greg Bell of Sedalia; other relatives and friends.
...Cremation has been accorded. A memorial service was held May 24, 2016, at the funeral home. Pastor Doug Brown of the Lee’s Summit Community Church officiated. Inurnment will be on his farm near Triplett, Missouri, at later date.
...Memorial contributions are suggested to the Lee’s Summit Community Church and may be sent in care of the funeral home. .........Online condolences may be sent to the family at
...Arrangements by Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Milfred S. Smiley
...Milfred Smiley, 96, Pleasant Hill, died May 17, 2016, at his home, surrounded with love and family.
...He is survived by two granddaughters, Janelle (and Zachary) Gould, of Pleasant Hill, and Emilee Walker of Kansas; one great granddaughter, Paisley Gould, and his beloved niece and nephews.
...Funeral services were held May 21, 2016. Pastor Richard Cook officiated. Graveside military services followed in the Lone Jack Cemetery. Casket bearers were Hunter Anderson, Robert Conoway, Zachary Gould, Zachary Schmitz, Fred Smiley and Daniel Yeager.
...Memorial contributions are suggested to the Village Hospice. Online condolences
...Arrangements by Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Larry E. Snyder
...Larry E. Snyder, 63, of Pleasant Hill, died May 21, 2016.  Visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday,  May 25, 2016, with services at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, May 26, at the funeral home. 
...Burial will be in the Staley Mound Cemetery.  
...Memorial contributions are suggested to the Staley Mound Cemetery and may be sent in care of the funeral home,
...Arrangements by Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Clarence L. Burger
...Clarence L. Burger, 85 of Pleasant Hill passed away May 21, 2016 at Meadow View of Harrisonville.
...The family will receive friends Thursday, May 26 from 12 noon until 2:00 p.m.; funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m. at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill.
...Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
...Contributions suggested to Grace Hospice.
...A complete obituary will be posted on Wallace Funeral Home website, as soon as information becomes available.
...Arrangeaments by Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill. (

Dorothy Lucille (Greenfield) Saliagas
...Dorothy Lucille (Greenfield) Saliagas, was born Sept. 15, 1943, and passed away May 20, 2016, after courageously battling cancer at Kansas City Hospice House. Dorothy was born in Atoka, OK and was raised in Kansas City where she attended Southeast High School.
...She lived in Houston, TX most of her adult life and moved back to Kansas City recently to be cared for by family. She was preceded in death by her son Mike, father Charles , mother Velma, and three sisters, Patty , Marilyn and Charlene . She is survived by her daughter, Maria Havlik and family of Pleasant Hill; son, Scott Griffin, of Seattle, and brother, Charles of Liberty.
... Cremation has been accorded. There will no services, according to Dorothy’s wishes.