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OBITUARIES

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Joseph W. McCue
...Joseph Wendel McCue, 88, of Lake Tapawingo Mo., formerly of Greenwood, was born January 10, 1926, in East Lynne the son of Walter B. McCue and Cora Long McCue. He departed this life at October 16, 2014, at his home, surrounded with love and family.
...Joe was a 1943, Pleasant Hill High School Graduate. He proudly served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He served with the 36th division on the frontline of the European theatre of operations.
...On August 11, 1949, he was united in marriage to his best friend and love of his love, Lorene Ballard. They enjoyed 64 years of marriage. She preceded him in death on November 26, 2013.
...Joe had been employed as a Data Systems Supervisor for the United States Postal Service in downtown Kansas City. He retired in 1981 with over 30 years of service. He was also a builder and built several homes in Greenwood and at the Lake of the Ozarks. In his spare time he loved hunting, fishing, boating, and sports, but truly loved building homes. He was a devoted husband and father who took great pride in his family. He was a member of the American Legion in Lee's Summit, Lee's Summit Masonic Lodge, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3118, Pleasant Hill.
...Joe was preceded in death by three brothers, Forest McCue, Hubert McCue, and Jack McCue; and two sisters, Emily McCue and Geneva Moore.
...He is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Dana McCue of Lake Tapawingo; one granddaughter, Kacy (and Brandon) Sawyers of Blue Springs; two great grandchildren, Americis Sawyers and Peyton Sawyers; other relatives; and many friends.
...Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 25, at the funeral home. Chaplain Tim Allison will officiate. A final salute will be conducted by members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3118. Interment will be in the Strasburg Cemetery with full military honors by the U.S. Army and the Veteran of Foreign Wars Post #3118 Honor Guard. Casket bearers are Lance Baker, Dan Flippo, Sam McCloud, Ken Wheeler, Rick Windsor and Donivan Springer. Honorary casket bearers are Ed McCloud, Josh Flippo and Vaughn Baker.
...Memorial contributions are suggested to Gentiva Hospice and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
...Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com
...Arrangements: StanleyDickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Bruce Alexander
McGillem
...Bruce Alexander McGillem, 63, of Pleasant Hill, MO, was born August 30, 1951, in Evansville, Indiana, the son of Aubrey and Edith (Woolsey) McGillem, Sr. He departed this life Saturday, October 11, 2014, at his home in Pleasant Hill.
...Bruce was a Morgan, Kentucky, Union County high school graduate. At the age of 17 Bruce enlisted in the United State Marine Corps and proudly served his country for over 20 years retiring as a Gunnery Sergeant in 1989. He then went to work as a Financial Analyzer for the Bannister Federal Plaza in Kansas City.
...On November 19, 2010, he was united in marriage to Yolanda DeLaTorre Villanueva in Pleasant Hill.
...Bruce loved cooking, especially grilling. He loved listening to music, as well as playing the harmonica, guitar and the organ. He especially loved spending time with his family. He was a member of the American Legion.
...Bruce was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Kevin McGillem and Aubrey McGillem, Jr.
...He is survived by his wife Yolanda of the home; one son Sean McGillem, Sr. of Princeton, KY; one daughter, Kimberly M. Buchard of Eddyville, KY, two step-sons Michael Bowles of Blairstown, and Matthew (and Tina) Bowles of Pleasant Hill; two sisters Shelly (and Terry) Cates of Madisonville, KY, and Beth Ann McGillem of Henderson, KY; other relatives; and a host of many friends.
...Funeral services were held October 17, 2014, at the funeral home. Reverend D. Kent Deubner officiated.
...Graveside military services and interment were held that afternoon, at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery, Higginsville, Missouri. Casket bearers were Matthew Bowles, Michael Bowles, Sean McGillem, Joe Munoz, Chris Pacheco, Andy Palmer, Genaro Villanueva, and Mark Villanueva.
...Memorial contributions are suggested to the family and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
...Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com
...Arrangements: StanleyDickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Gerald E. Tippie

...Gerald Eugene Tippie, 71, of Pleasant Hill, MO was born October 29, 1942, in Butler, the son of Anson Roy and Mary Ethel (Marsh) Tippie. He departed this life on October 15, 2014, at the Kansas City Hospice House surrounded with love and family.
...Gerald was a 1960 Rich Hill high school graduate. On November 8, 1969, he was united in marriage to Shirley Ann Rogers in Independence.
...Gerald was employed in maintenance with Honeywell in Kansas City retiring in 2004. Prior to Honeywell he worked for the Alyn Distributing Company and Green Lamp Company fixing sewing machines. He also did Uniloader work for friends and family. He liked all sports, and enjoyed watching Chiefs football, and he was an avid Dale Earnhart Jr. Nascar fan. He loved to travel and had visited all but four states. He liked baseball and a pickup game of basketball as well as photography. Most important to Gerald was family, especially his grandchildren. He attended the Pleasant Hill First Christian Church.
...Gerald was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers LaVaughn Tippie and Keith Tippie; and one sister Margie Swarnes.
...He is survived by his wife Shirley of the home; two sons, Jason (and Charlotte) Tippie of Prairie Village, KS, and Jon (and Sarah) Tippie of Pleasant Hill; four grandchildren, Anson and Christian of Prairie Village and Addie and Tyson of Pleasant Hill; one brother Billie Ray Tippie of Rich Hill; three foreign exchange students with whom he and Shirley opened their home to, Joel Fares of Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, Ville Liukka of Helsinki, Finland, and Marilina DeCillis of Lavello, Italy; other relatives and many friends.
...The family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to the doctors and staff at the Kansas City Hospice House for their care and compassion shown to Gerald and to the family during his stay at the hospice house.
...Cremation has been accorded. A memorial service will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 25, 2014, at Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home. Reverend D. Kent Deubner of the Pleasant Hill First Christian Church will officiate. ......
... Inurnment will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery at a later date.
...Visitation will be held at 9:30 a.m. until service time at the funeral home....
... In lieu of flowers, 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 www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com
... Arrangements: StanleyDickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.