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Obituary Archives   
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Constance (Connie) Sue Lyons
... Collier Constance (Connie) Sue Lyons, 64, of Pleasant Hill, passed away Dec. 11, 2014, at Kansas City Hospice House, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on November 23, 1950, in Denver, Colorado. She was one of five children born to Katherine (Kitty) Rogers Dolan and Paul Gregory Dolan.
... The family moved to the Kansas City area in the fall of 1957 where Connie spent her younger years. As an adult, Connie moved to Pleasant Hill where she called home for over 35 years.
... She was a loving, creative, compassionate, generous, giving and kind woman — always full of life and laughter. She loved to dance, had a great sense of humor and faced life with uncommon bravery and courage. She never gave up in the face of adversity whether in life or death. She cared for everyone and everything she met, having a special place in her heart for animals. She deeply loved her family, friends and animals - Abby, the cow, and her Shih Tzu, Hattie.
... She had a long history of volunteering, patriotism and community service. She was elected to two terms as the president of the VFW Post 8100 Ladies Auxiliary. She was a member of Pup Tent 1 of Military Order of the Cooties Auxiliary (MOCA) and served as the 2010-2011 President Grand of MOCA Missouri.
... She cared for the elderly and infirm at Beautiful Savior Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She spread joy and made the residents feel beautiful as a licensed cosmetologist, aesthetician and certified nurses' aide for over 34 years.
... Connie was a loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She is survived by her "one true love," devoted husband, Robert R. Lyons of Pleasant Hill.
... She leaves to cherish her memories, four siblings, three daughters, two sons, eight grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
... Children: Sandra Loretta Cooper (Kevin) of Harrisonville; Stephanie Joy Cheves (Chris) of Houston, TX; Sondra England Triblehorn (Doug) of Wake Forest, NC; James Luke Utterback (Jennifer Lynn) and Adam Paul Mace of Pleasant Hill. She was the doting grandmother of Jake and Christian Cooper, Serenity and Sophie Cheves, Lexie and Laynie Triblehorn and Blake and Tyson Utterback.
... Siblings: Paul Gregory Dolan, Jr. of Frankfurt, Germany; Dr. Kristine Stiles of Durham, NC; Stephen (Snerb) Rogers Dolan of Reno NV; and Dr. Victoria Tierney of Seattle, WA.
... Funeral service for Constance Sue "Connie" Lyons was held December 16, 2014, at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill with Rev. Jason Huckaby, officiating. Casket bearers were Jake Cooper, Christian Cooper, Jeff Osborn, Ryan Wyse, Darrell Carpenter and Dan Donovan. Burial was in the Strasburg Cemetery.
... In lieu of flowers, memorial donations honoring Connie Lyons may be made to MD Anderson Cancer Center, P.O. Box 4486, Houston, TX 77210-4486, ... Honoree: Mrs. Connie Lyons
... For information on memorial funds, please call 713-792-3450 or 1-800-525-5841. Arrangements by Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Zelma L. Courtney
...Zelma Louise Courtney, 84, of Pleasant Hill, formerly of Grandview, departed this life peacefully December 7, 2014, at her home in Pleasant Hill.
...She was born December 4, 1930, in Carrollton, Kentucky, the daughter of Marion Alfred and Jesse Pearl (Sidwell) Day.
On January 1, 1947, she was united in marriage to T. C. Courtney in Carrollton, Kentucky. He preceded her in death on September 21, 2006.
...Zelma was a private duty nurse, proudly serving quietly in several private homes in the Kansas City area. Foremost she was a kind and loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great-great grandmother. She enjoyed crafting and crocheting; most recently, she devoted her time to her great-great grandchild. She was a member of the Southview Christian Church in Grandview.
...Zelma was also preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, William Day, Irvin Day and Jesse Day, and two sisters, Betty Garner and Ruth King.
...She is survived by three children, Norma L Walton, Shirley Keith and Bob (and Sherry) Courtney, all of Pleasant Hill; two sisters, Lucy Dunham of Norman, OK and Clara Price of Denton, TX; five grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; other relatives and friends.
...Funeral services were held December 12, 2014, at the funeral home. Rev. Todd Hopkins officiated. Cremation will be accorded following the service; inurnment will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery at a later date.
...Memorial contributions are suggested to the Kansas City Hospice House and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at
...Arrangements by StanleyDickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Donald Raymond
...Donald Raymond Adams, 80, of Pleasant Hill, departed this life December 10, 2014, at the Western Missouri Medical Center, Warrensburg, surrounded with love and family. He was born December 3, 1934, east of El Dorado Springs, the son of L. Paul and Marie (Mann) Adams.  Don had been a resident of the Missouri State Veterans Home in Warrensburg for several years.
...Don graduated from the 8th grade in Lee's Summit and was a 1952 Pleasant Hill High School graduate.  After graduating high school, Don worked for his father's feed store and for the American Scale and Vice Co. 
...In 1954, he enlisted in the Marine Corps proudly serving in the Japan and Hawaii during the Korean War.  Upon returning home, he attended the Kansas City Business College and graduated as salutatorian of the 1960 class. 
...He went to work as an accountant at the General Motors Leed's plant, retiring in 1988.  He served as president of the General Motors Salary Retiree Club for four years. He had also served as treasurer of the Lemon Drop Squares, the Silver Dollar Squares, the Heart of America Federation of Square Dance Clubs and the Trick Trackers. Don also served on the committee for the All-School Reunion at Pleasant Hill.  He was a member of the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church.
...On April 17, 2004, he was united in marriage to Wanda S. Eichelberger at the St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Raymore.
...He is survived by his wife, Wanda and her family. His daughter, Dianna (and Pascal) Eason, and his son, David R. (and Jeni) Adams, both of Pleasant Hill, and five grandsons;  one step-daughter, Jenny Fulton and her son, Mason Fulton of Raymore; his sister, Georgia Blackwell of Lee's Summit; his brother, Junior (and Ruby) Adams, of Warrensburg; other relatives; and a host of friends.
...Funeral services was held December 15, 2014, at the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church.  Pastor Dave Owsley officiated.
...Graveside military services and interment was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery with full military honors by the U.S. Marine Corps and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3118 Honor Guard.  Casket bearers were Brian Alexander, Daryl Alexander, Rick Blackwell, Mason Fulton, Mark Greenstreet and Wendell Stegner.  Honorary casket bearers were Peter Homburg and Chuck Johnson.
...Memorial contributions are suggested to the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
...Online condolences may be sent to the family at
...Arrangements by StanleyDickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.