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Obituary Archives   
2013 - 2014 - 2015

Nadine (Kuhn) Emmons
.. Nadine (Kuhn) Emmons, 91, of Holden, departed this life on March 15, 2015 at Holden Manor Care Center. She was born March 1, 1924 in Pawnee, Okla., the daughter of Frank Earl and Gussie (Creed) Kuhn.
.. Nadine spent her younger years in Pleasant Hill and graduated from Pleasant Hill High School in 1943, where she was a proud member of the first women’s basketball team to win the state championship.
.. On January 18, 1944, she was united in marriage with Gene Emmons in Reno, Nevada. After their marriage they returned to Pleasant Hill to make their home. In 1968, the Emmons family moved to Grandview, where Nadine was a bookkeeper for Grandview Bank and Trust. After her retirement in 1989, Nadine and Gene moved to Hermitage, where they lived until 2002 when they moved to Harrisonville.
.. Nadine had been a member of the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church until moving to Grandview, where she was an active member of the First Christian Church and a Sunday school teacher.
.. In addition to her parents, F.E. and Gussie Kuhn, Nadine was preceded in death by her husband, Gene Emmons on September 26, 2006, and one son, Danny K. Emmons on January 2, 2014.
.. Nadine is survived by one son, David Emmons and wife Glenda of Camdenton; one daughter, Tracy Pickering and husband Jerry of Urich; one granddaughter, Trisha Landers and husband Cliff of Kingsville; one great granddaughter, Madison Paige Landers; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
.. Cremation has been accorded and a Memorial Visitation will be held on April 2, 2015, at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
.. In memory of Nadine, contributions may be made to Crossroads Hospice, 10810 E. 45th Street, Suite 300, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74146, or may be left at the funeral home.
.. Arrangemens by Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Dolores L. Crotty
...Dolores L. Crotty, 77, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life March 23, 2015, at her home, surrounded with love and family. She was born February 28, 1938, in Kansas City, the daughter of Frank J. and Dorothy J. (Hilt) Hanna.  Dolores was a 1956, South East High School graduate.
...On June 9, 1957, she was united in marriage to Phillip E. Crotty in Kansas City.
...Dolores was a homemaker.  She also owned and operated the Crotty Tax service for over 30 years.  She and Phil were instrumental in starting the Downtown Association and the annual Christmas Parade. 
...She was a member of the Methodist Church.  Her hobbies included crocheting, working puzzles and sewing.  Every Christmas, she would make hundreds of Christmas socks for her grandchildren to pass out to friends.  She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. 
...She will be remembered for her huge Christmas dinners; although she was not feeling well, she held her annual feast this past Christmas.   She was a strong woman.
...Dolores was preceded in death by her parents; one grandson, Phillip Lee Slayden; and one sister, Peggy A. Johnson.
...She is survived by her husband, Phillip of the home; four children, Walter E. (and Lena) Crotty, Dawn (and Jake) Graham, Peggy (and Kelly) Hart and Jimmy (and Kathy) Crotty, all of Pleasant Hill; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-great grandchildren; three sisters, Frances (and Kay) Meigs of Shawnee, Kansas; Carolyn (and Jerry) Wilson, of Deland, Florida, and Patty Shearer of Raytown; other relatives and friends.
...Graveside funeral services were held March 26, 2015, at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.  Rev. D. Kent Deubner of the Pleasant Hill First Christian Church officiated. Casket bearers were Walter Crotty, Jim Crotty, Derek Crotty, Bo Hart, Kyle Crotty and Tyler Crotty. Honorary casket bearer was Pete Slayden. 
...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
...Arrangements by Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Constance “Coni” Marie Ballard

...Constance “Coni” Marie Ballard, 65, of Pleasant Hill, Missouri, departed this life March 10, 2015, at her home.    
...Cremation has been accorded. The family will host a memorial gathering 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Sunday, April 5, 2015, at her home.  
...Memorial contributions are suggested to Wayside Waifs and may be sent in care of the funeral home. 
...Arrangements by Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.