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Virginia F. French
Virginia F. French
Date of Death : 05/18/2018

Virginia French, 89, Smithville, MO passed away, Friday, May 18, 2018. She was born on July 21, 1928 to James Arthur and Mayme Marie (Vinzant) Weaver in Buchanan County, MO. On February 3, 1947 she was united in marriage to Lilburn French. After their marriage they farmed near Edgerton, and later moved Smithville. Her husband, Lilburn, passed away on November 30, 1971.Virginia worked at Spelman Memorial Hospital/Saint Luke’s Northland Hospital in Smithville for over 30 years. She loved gardening, crafting, sewing, cooking, and collecting angels.She was also preceded in death by her parents, six brothers and sisters.Virginia is survived by...

Funeral Service : 05/22/2018
Tyler Kempf
Tyler Kempf
Date of Death : 05/18/2018

Tyler Kempf, 24, of Faucett, MO passed away, Friday, May 18, 2018. He was born on November 27, 1993 to Michael and Tracy (Merriott) Kempf in St. Joseph, MO. Tyler grew up in the Faucett area and graduated from Mid-Buchanan High School. He then attended Missouri Western State University where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. On April 22, 2018 he was united in marriage to the love of his life, Ciarra Owens. Tyler was an Investigator for the State of Missouri Children’s Division. He was an avid Green Bay Packers Fan and was dedicated to his family...

Funeral Service : 05/22/2018
Michelle Dawn Schmitt
Michelle Dawn Schmitt
Date of Death : 05/16/2018

Michelle Dawn Schmitt, 46, of Smithville, MO passed away May 16, 2018. She was born on March 5, 1972 to Richard Lee and Terrie (Squires) Sneed in Pawnee, OK. Michelle grew up in Yale, OK and attended Yale High School.Michelle met Craig Schmitt while working together as CNA’s for Good Samaritan Home in Olathe, KS. On March 16, 1992 they were united in marriage. After their marriage they lived in Olathe, KS and in 2002 they moved to Smithville, MO where they made their home and Michelle began her favorite job of being a stay at home mom. Michelle enjoyed...

Funeral Service : 05/18/2018
Ida May Shultz
Ida May Shultz
Date of Death : 05/14/2018

Ida May (Bush) Shultz, 94, of Gower, MO passed away May 14, 2018. Ida May “Mambo” Shultz was born February 20, 1924 to John Henry and Florence (Stocks) Bush in Westdale, MO. She attended school in Faucett, MO. She was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Taos, MO. She married L.D. “Slim” Shultz on November 4, 1947 in Bentonville, Arkansas. They lived in Kansas City until 1951, when they moved to Platte City where they lived for several years before moving to rural Platte County, where they made their home. After retiring, they moved to Warsaw, MO in...

Funeral Service : 05/19/2018
Éowyn Maynes
Éowyn Maynes
Date of Death : 05/13/2018

Éowyn Maynes, 5, of Smithville, MO passed away peacefully in the arms of her Mom and Dad, and surrounded by her sisters, grandparents, and friends, Sunday, May 13, 2018. She was born on September 10, 2012 to K.C. and Amanda Jane (Vanderpool) in Liberty, MO. Éowyn was happy and sassy and as active as she could be right up to the end, playing with her friends on the playground on Thursday and graduating from Grace Community Church Preschool on Friday. We are grateful that of the 342 days since her diagnosis with DIPG Brain Cancer, so many of them were...

Funeral Service : 05/20/2018
Greg Carter
Greg Carter
Date of Death : 05/07/2018

Greg Carter, 57, of Plattsburg, MO passed away May 7, 2018. He was born August 29, 1960 to Gale Douglas and Alberta Kay (Loveall) Carter in Dayton, Ohio where he grew up and graduated from High School. On August 27, 1994 he was united in marriage to Dell Rachel Goad. After their marriage they lived in Plattsburg where they made their home. Greg worked at Ellis Elementary in Plattsburg. He loved football, NASCAR, camping and fishing and was an avid Denver Broncos Fan. Greg was a wonderful husband, dad, brother and friend who will be missed by all. He was...

Funeral Service : 05/12/2018
Dallas R. Routh
Dallas R. Routh
Date of Death : 05/06/2018

Dallas Ray Routh, 65, of Easton, MO passed away May 6, 2018. He was preceded in death by his father Charles Routh and one brother. Dallas leaves behind his mother Dulcie Routh, the rest of his family and his altar ego Panama.  He retired in the fall from being a jack of all trades and master of none.  He kicked cancers butt until it kicked his.  Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family request you plant something in your yard in his memory. Arrangements Hixson-Klein Funeral Home, Gower

Funeral Service : 05/06/2018
Dorothy (Snook) Kneib
Dorothy (Snook) Kneib
Date of Death : 05/05/2018

Dorothy Louise (Snook) Kneib, 82, of St. Joseph, MO formerly of Edgerton, MO passed away, May 5, 2018 at the Living Community of St. Joseph. She was born on March 3, 1936 to Roy William and Zelma Lou (Hornback) Snook in Smithville, MO. Dorothy grew up inEdgerton. In 1954 she graduated from North Platte High School. She later graduated from Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, MO and received her Master’s Degree at the University of Missouri in Columbia. Dorothy began her teaching career in 1957 teaching 5th grade in Keokuk, Iowa. In 1959 Dorothy began her employment with the...

Funeral Service : 05/12/2018
Wanda Lou Eaton
Wanda Lou Eaton
Date of Death : 04/26/2018

Wanda Lou Eaton, 83, of Platte City, MO passed away, Thursday, April 26, 2018.She was born on November 5, 1934 to Steven Nicholas and Mary Lucretia (Fields) Pyle in Malden, MO where she grew up. On August 10, 1956 she was united in marriage to Donald Wayne Eaton. After their marriage they lived in Platte City where they made their home. Her husband, Donald, preceded her in death on August 23, 2008.Wanda enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Don and Wanda loved to travel in their RV. She was also preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Chester...

Funeral Service : 04/26/2018
Walter "Butch" Thompson
Walter "Butch" Thompson
Date of Death : 04/25/2018

Walter “Butch” Thompson, 69, of Smithville, MO passed away, Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at his home.He was born on June 18, 1948 to Walter Amos and Bernice (Reynolds) Thompson in Britt, Iowa. Walt grew up in Britt, Iowa and Leavenworth, KS where he graduated high school. Walt lived in the Leavenworth and Kansas City area and worked for the Nazarene Publishing House for many years.On May 21, 2005 he was united in marriage to Becky Asher. After their marriage they lived in Smithville where they made their home.He was a member of the Nashua Baptist Church in Kansas City. Walt...

Funeral Service : 04/28/2018
Bennie Gene Turner
Bennie Gene Turner
Date of Death : 04/25/2018

Bennie Gene Turner, 73, of Smithville, MO passed away April 25, 2018.He was born November 16, 1944 to George Witfield and Dorothy Roberta (Harris) Turner in Linkville, MO. Ben grew up in Smithville and graduated from Smithville High School in 1962.On April 18, 1969 he was united in marriage to Arlene Kay Sherwood. After their marriage they made their home in the Smithville area. Ben retired as a Machinist and Master Electrician from National Starch & Chemical in North Kansas City, MO after 42 years of service. He was a member of the Little Platte Baptist Church where he served...

Funeral Service : 04/30/2018
Walter Wilhoit
Walter Wilhoit
Date of Death : 04/23/2018

Walter Wilhoit, 73, of Smithville, MO passed away April 23, 2018.He was born on November 17, 1944 to Walter P. and Etta Marie (King) Wilhoit in Smithville, Missouri. He grew up in Smithville where he attended school.On October 29, 1966 he was united in marriage to Carmen Elena Mier Rivas. After their marriage they lived in Smithville and in 1974 they moved to Trimble, MO where they made their home.Walter retired from North Kansas City Hospital in 2008 after 28 years of service. He was a lifelong member of Community of Christ. Walter was very dedicated to the church, working...

Funeral Service : 04/28/2018
Rickie L. Hadley
Rickie L. Hadley
Date of Death : 04/19/2018

Rickie L. Hadley, 62, of Smithville, MO passed away, Thursday, April 19, 2018.He was born June 1, 1955 to Richard Lee and Esther Lorine (Turner) Hadley in Kansas City, MO. Rickie grew up in Smithville where he attended school. He lived in Smithville most of his life.Rickie worked for Pioneer Bag and Union Carbide in Kansas City, and for Hadley and Sons Construction in Smithville. He also owned and operated J&R Construction.He was preceded in death by his parents, and sister, Brenda.Rickie is survived by his children, Sonny Garza and wife Patty, Rickie Lee Hadley and wife Carrie, Ami Lynn...

Funeral Service : 04/25/2018
Tina Marie Silvey
Tina Marie Silvey
Date of Death : 04/18/2018

Tina Marie Silvey, 36, of Smithville, MO passed away April 18, 2018.She is survived by her parents, David and Carla Silvey; brothers, Lucas Silvey andJacob Silvey and Marcella; nieces, Bella, Aubree and Rylie; grandparents, Carl and Shirley Adams; and other relatives.Our angel will be deeply missed.  She has touched many hearts.Arrangements, Hixson-Klein Funeral Home, Smithville.

Funeral Service : 04/18/2018
Robert Grove
Robert Grove
Date of Death : 04/18/2018

Robert Grove, 58, of Slater, MO formerly of Platte County, MO passed away, Wednesday, April 18, 2018.He was born on April 6, 1960 to David and Jean (Porter) Grove in Cameron, MO. Robert grew up and graduated from Cameron High School.Robert retired from Caterpillar in Kansas City, MO. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.Robert was preceded in death by his son, Jacob Grove, sister, Rebecca Willis, and nephew, Josh Biggerstaff.He is survived by his son, Taylor Grove; his parents, David and Jean Grove; sister, Jeana Baker and Julie Biggerstaff and husband Jim; girlfriend, Kathy Crowley; former wife, Lori Grove; other relatives...

Funeral Service : 04/21/2018
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