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Thomas J. “Pop” Pryor
...Thomas James Pryor “Pop,” of Pleasant Hill, Missouri, died Saturday Aug. 22, 2015, at St. Joseph Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo., following complications of heart valve surgery. He was 71 years old.
...Tom was born in Kansas City on July 15, 1944, the son of Charles and Mary (Tinkle) Pryor. In 1949, when Tom was 5 years old, his family moved to the farm where he resided until his death. He was an 8th-grade graduate of the Plum Grove School and 1962 graduate of Pleasant Hill High School. On March 15, 1963, he was united in marriage to Carol Ann Bunch in Pleasant Hill. They have been married 52 years.
...Tom and Carol owned and operated Pryor Downs, Inc. Tom trained and raced horses for over 40 years, alongside his wife. At one time, Pryor Downs was the largest stable in the Mid-West. In 1991, a horse Tom trained named “Cadillac Woman” raced in the Breeders Cup.
...Starting out, Tom was a horse farrier. The farm has raised cattle, trained hundreds of thoroughbred horses, and is currently raising South African Boer Goats.
...He was a member of the Pleasant Hill Saddle Club, Future Farmers of America, the Horseman’s Benevolent Protection Agency, the American Quarter Horse Association, the 4-H Club, the Jockey Club and the American Boer Goat Association. Tom was also a member of the Grace Family Fellowship Church in Pleasant Hill, formerly known as the First Baptist Church. He was a true farmer at heart, and he and Carol were both honored as being named Grand Marshals at the 2015 Cass County Fair.
...Tom loved watching local sports, especially the Chiefs and the Royals, and also enjoyed golfing. He was ultimately a true family man and was very active with both his children’s and grandchildren’s activities.
...He is survived by his wife Carol of the home; one son, Rick (and Stephanie) Pryor, of Pleasant Hill; one daughter, Gayle Pryor of Pleasant Hill; five grandchildren, Anthony (and Amber) Spurgeon of Adrian, Mo., Shelby (and Corey) Vanbuskirk of Lee’s Summit, Mo., Samantha Dunlap, Will Pryor, and Kendra Pryor, all of Pleasant Hill; three great grandchildren, Austyn, Allyson, and Avery Spurgeon, all of Adrian; one brother, Fred (and Jamie) Pryor of Kansas City; two sisters, Joan (and John) Barth of Chesterfield, Mo., and Diane (and Terry) Bashor of Overland Park, Kan.; other relatives; and a host of many, many friends.
...Tom was preceded in death by both of his parents and one grandchild, Jonathan Thomas.
...Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, at Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, at the funeral home. Reverend Wyatt Shanks will officiate. Cremation will be accorded following the service; inurnment will be on Pryor Downs at a later date.
...Memorial contributions are suggested to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or the Wounded Warrior Project and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
...Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanley-dickeyfuneral home.com
...Arrangements are under the direction of the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong, Pleasant Hill, Missouri 64080. 816-540-5550.



Mary S. Griesbach
...Mary S. Griesbach of Pleasant Hill, Mo., was born Feb. 15, 1945, in Kansas City, Mo., and departed this life on Aug. 15, 2015, at Vitas Hospice in Kansas City at the age of 70 years and 6 months.
...She was the daughter of Carl James and Mary Belle (Lake) DiStefano.
...After Mary was born, the DiStefano family moved to California. Mary attended school in California and remained there until 1968 when she returned to the Kansas City area.
...On July 21, 1972, Mary was united in marriage with William Henry Griesbach and to this union two sons were born. Mr. Griesbach passed away on July 16, 1992 ,and Mary continued to make her home in Kansas City until July 23, 2004, when she moved to Pleasant Hill.
...Mary was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, her life revolved around her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
...Mary was a member of Big Creek Baptist Church and a member of Senior Citizens Club, both of Pleasant Hill.
...In addition to her husband, William Henry Griesbach, Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Carl James and Mary Belle Di Stefano.
...Mary is survived by two sons, James H. Griesbach and wife Karen N. of Pleasant Hill, and Frank W. Griesbach and wife Lucinda of North Kansas City; one brother Michael DiStefano of Kansas City; two sisters, Carol Jo Daily of Carson, Calif., and Cathy Martin of San Jacinto, Calif.; six grandchildren, Jacob Griesbach, Jude Griesbach, Karen R. Griesbach, Alana Griesbach, Gabriel Griesbach and Michael Mann, III; four great-granddaughters, other relatives and many friends.
...Funeral services for Mary Sharron Griesbach were held on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, at the Big Creek Baptist Church in Pleasant Hill with Dr. Todd MacLean officiating. Casket Bearers were James Griesbach, Frank Griesbach, Jacob Griesbach, Jude Griesbach, Michael Mann III and Darrin Deason. Interment followed at Mt. Washington Cemetery in Independence, Mo.
...The family suggests contributions to Vitas Hospice, 6601 Winchester Avenue, Suite 220, Kansas City, Mo. 64133.
...Arrangements were under the direction of the Wallace Funeral Home of Pleasant Hill.



Anna R. Schupp
...Anna R. Schupp, 93, formerly of Pleasant Hill, Mo., died Aug. 24, 2015, at the St. Luke’s Hospice House in Kansas City, Mo.
...Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, at the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill.
...Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
...Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Luke’s Hospice House or the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
...A complete obituary will be published in next week’s edition of the Pleasant Hill Times and online at www.stanleydickeyfuneralhome.com
...Arrangements are under the direction of the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong, Pleasant Hill, Missouri 64080. 816-540-5550.

Gregory Burton Cline
...Gregory Burton Cline was born Dec. 30, 1962, in Kansas City, Mo., and departed this life, unexpectedly, on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015, at Lee’s Summit Medical Center in Lee’s Summit, Mo., at the age of 52 years, 7 months and 16 days.
...He was the son of Neal Eugene and Janet Berdine (Sanders) Cline.
...Greg spent most of his life in the Kansas City North area and graduated from North Kansas City High School in 1980. Two years ago, after spending a year in Denton, Tex., Greg moved to Pleasant Hill, Mo., to make his home.
...Greg was a Customer Service Manager for City Wide Vending of Kansas City, and a member of North Cross United Methodist Church of Kansas City.
...Greg was a wonderful son and a loving father and grandfather who took great pride in his grandchildren and their accomplishments.
...He was preceded in death by one brother, Kevin Dean Cline.
...Greg is survived by his parents, Neal Eugene and Janet (Sanders) Cline of Pleasant Hill; one son, Joshua Cline and wife Kate of Liberty, Mo.; two daughters, Anna Marie Cline of Kansas City, and, Amanda Wallace and husband Donald of Las Vegas, Nev.; one brother Clifford Eugene Cline and wife Jane of North Kansas City; seven grandchildren, other relatives and many friends.
...Cremation has been accorded. Graveside Service and Inurnment were held on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015, at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, with Rev. Kent Deubner officiating.
...Arrangements were under the direction of the Wallace Funeral Home of Pleasant Hill.

Mae King
...Mae King, 91, of Pleasant Hill, Mo., formerly of Ventura, Calif., was born Apr. 25, 1924, in Alma, Ark., the daughter of Lewis and Mary Armanta (Thompson) Teague. She departed this life on July 27, 2015, at her home in Pleasant Hill.
...Mae had been employed as an office manager for the City of Ventura.
...Mae was preceded in death by her husband Billy N. King on Nov. 16, 2001; one brother Ray Teague; one sister Eunice M. Rudolph; and her daughter, Janyce M. Cohen just a little under a year ago, on Aug. 5, 2014.
...She is survived by three grandchildren: Daron (and Stephany) Cohen, and Richard Cohen, all of Raymore, Mo., and Leanne (and Nate) Williams of Belton, Mo.; 5 great grandchildren, Anthony, Kody, Caleb, Peydnn, and Mason; other relatives and friends.
...Mae had such a zest for life. The world is a little less bright with the loss of our “BamBam”.
C...remation has been accorded. No services are scheduled at this time. Inurnment will be in the King’s Cemetery, near Fayetteville, Arkansas, at a later date.
...Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanley-dickeyfuneral home.com
...Arrangements were under the direction of the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong, Pleasant Hill, Mo., 64080. 816-540-5550.

Laverne Wesley “Buddy” Winfrey
...Laverne Wesley “Buddy” Winfrey, Jr., 73, of Kingsville, Mo., was born March 30, 1942, in Hereford, Tex., the son of Laverne “Bud” and Edith “Butchie” (Standifer) Winfrey, Sr. He departed this life at 7:30 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, at the Kansas City Hospice House.
...Buddy was a 1960 Pleasant Hill High School graduate. He was a United States Army veteran.
...On Nov. 3, 1963, he was united in marriage to Linda Louise Ray in Pleasant Hill. She preceded him in death just eight months earlier on Jan. 30, 2015.
...Buddy was employed as a technician for Western Electric in Lee’s Summit. He was also a cattle farmer and avid outdoorsmen. Buddy loved farming, hunting and fishing, but he especially loved mowing. Buddy was proud of his family and cherished the time spent with all of them.
...Buddy was also preceded in death by his parents.
...He is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Dana and Keith Carter of Lone Jack, Mo.; two grandsons Kyle and Klay of Lone Jack; other relatives and a host of many friends.
...Graveside funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Reverend D. Kent Deubner of the Pleasant Hill First Christian Church will officiate. Casket bearers are Klay Carter, Kyle Carter, Austin Ray, Danny Ray, Jamie Ray and Kevin Ray. Honorary casket bearers are Jim Beattie, Dennis Ray, Kenneth Ray and Charlie Schyer. There will be no visitation.
...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 are under the direction of the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong, Pleasant Hill, Missouri 64080. 816-540-5550.