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Randy Wade
Randy Wade
Date of Death : 02/22/2024

Randy Wade, 67, of Gower, MO passed away February 22, 2024.He was born on July 12, 1956, to Raymond and Verna Elizabeth (Shelton) Wade in Excelsior Springs, MO where he grew up and attended elementary school. He graduated from Ft. Osage High School. He then attended UMKC and graduated from Luther Rice Seminary with a bachelor's degree in biblical studies. On May 2, 1977, he was united in marriage to Holly Ann Renick. After their marriage they lived in Excelsior Springs, MO; Tulsa, OK; Liberty, MO and in 1982 they settled in Gower, MO where they made their home and...

Funeral Service : 02/28/2024
Janette Perkins
Janette Perkins
Date of Death : 02/20/2024

Janette Lee Perkins, 86, of Leavenworth, KS, formerly of Camden Point, MO passed away February 20, 2024.She was born on February 3, 1938, to Howe and Lydia (Hensley) Shanks near Dearborn where she grew up and attended school in Platte County.On September 1, 1956, she was united in marriage to Arthur H. Perkins. After their marriage they lived in Leavenworth, in 1961 they moved to Camden Point, and in 1990 they returned to Leavenworth. Arthur passed away on April 16, 2014.Janette worked as a cook for North Platte High School and Heritage Village in Platte City for many years. She...

Funeral Service : 02/24/2024
Butch Greer
Butch Greer
Date of Death : 02/14/2024

Ralph Wayne “Butch” Greer, 78, of Dearborn, MO, after his year-long battle with cancer received his eternal trip to heaven on Wednesday, February 14, 2024, at his home. He was born May 3, 1945, in Bethany, MO to Roy and Catherine (Spaht) Greer. He graduated from Maysville High School in 1963. He met his one and only love, Mary Elaine Winston when they played saxophones together in band after their schools merged. They were united in marriage on March 20, 1966, at the Bethel Baptist Church in Cosby, MO.Butch grew up near Pattonsburg, MO and attended church at the Santa...

Funeral Service : 02/19/2024
Scott Mize
Scott Mize
Date of Death : 02/14/2024

Scott Mize, 42, of Smithville, MO passed away, February 14, 2024.He was born on May 26, 1981 in Smithville, MO where he grew up and attended school.Scott worked for Northland Auto in Gladstone, MO. He enjoyed fishing, playing and coding games, wrenching on cars, and spending time with his family.Scott was preceded in death by his father, Donald Jones.He is survived by his mother, Linda Jones; spouse, Mikayla Holiman; daughters, Aurora Mize, Alexis Mize, and Adriana Mize; sister, Sophia (Vince) Coleman; brothers, Bryan Burns Matt Ephland; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.Memorial Service: 5:30 p.m. Monday, February...

Funeral Service : 02/19/2024
Wilburn "Rodney"  Brubeck
Wilburn "Rodney" Brubeck
Date of Death : 02/13/2024

Wilburn “Rodney” Brubeck passed away peacefully at home on February 13, 2024. Rodney was born on June 27, 1939, to Orville K. and Alberta J. (Sharp) Brubeck in Tracy, MO.He married Kathy (Nelsen) Brubeck on February 20, 1971.Rodney is survived by his wife Kathy and children Bobby (Carol), Errol (Sheila), Randy (Billi), Annie, and Tad; daughter in law Regina; numerous grand and great-grandchildren; brother Danny; sister Liz Tate; sister-in-law Connie; many nieces and nephews and our “adopted” son Dennis Freed and many friends.Rodney was preceded in death by his parents; son Vernon; sisters Genevieve, Ann, and Martha; and brothers John...

Funeral Service : 02/13/2024
Gloria Williams
Gloria Williams
Date of Death : 02/09/2024

Gloria (Thompson) Williams of Gower, MO, passed away peacefully on February 9, 2024. She was born on June 13, 1945, to Frank Thompson and Gladys (Settles) Thompson in Kenneth, KS. Gloria attended Plattsburg High School before entering the workforce. Her strong work ethic, positive attitude, charming personality and contagious smile made her a perfect fit for a career in the service industry. Over the years, her jobs allowed her to meet and serve people while developing long-lasting friendships. The position she loved the most, and ultimately retired from, was working in the Home department at JCPenney.On August 9, 1982, Gloria...

Funeral Service : 03/08/2024
Catherin Mink
Catherin Mink
Date of Death : 02/08/2024

Catherin Laverna (Gann) Mink, 82, of Stewartsville, MO passed away, February 8, 2024.She was born on February 6, 1942, to William Theodore and Edna Pearl (Wheeler) Gann in Easton, Missouri. She was a 1960 graduate of Easton High School.On June 9, 1963 she was united in marriage to Lawrence Neil Mink. After their marriage they lived in Easton and later purchased a farm near Hemple where they raised their family and farmed 80 acres. With a growing family, she learned to make a little go a long way. She perfected her skills of baking bread and rolls, making jams, baking...

Funeral Service : 02/12/2024
Marilyn Littlejohn
Marilyn Littlejohn
Date of Death : 02/02/2024

Marilyn Frances Littlejohn, 87, formerly of Wathena, KS passed away February 2, 2024, at Carriage Square Nursing Home in St. Jospeh, MO.She was born on November 27, 1936, to John D. and Virginia (Ruoff) Ottinger in St. Jospeh, MO where she grew up and graduated from Central High School. Marilyn attended Missouri Methodist Nursing School where she graduated in May of 1957 as a registered nurse. She worked as a surgical nurse at both Sister Hospital and Methodist Hospital as well as the State Hospital system all in St. Joseph, MO. Marilyn enjoyed cross stitching, crocheting and baking, decorating and...

Funeral Service : 02/09/2024
Suzy Vaughn
Suzy Vaughn
Date of Death : 01/31/2024

Amy “Suzy” Vaughn, 61 of Smithville, passed away Monday, January 31st at Tiffany Springs Rehabilitation Center, due to complications of Diabetes. She was the daughter of Walt and Jeanne Vaughn and the granddaughter of Leonard and Nina Wilson of Smithville. She was the wife of Debbie Shoaf, who preceded her in death. She is survived by her cousins Mary Lou Key of Holt, Kristina Noll of Liberty, and Michael Smith of Russellville, Missouri, and her special friend, Brad Crider. Suzy worked for TWA at KCI, until they were bought out by American Airlines. She then worked for American, until health...

Funeral Service : 02/13/2024
Tom Edlin
Tom Edlin
Date of Death : 01/29/2024

Tom Edlin, of Platte City, MO passed away, January 29, 2024.Thomas Vincent Edlin, 92, a lifelong resident of Platte County, Missouri passed away peacefully at his home in Platte City on January 29, 2024, surrounded by family.Tom was born January 6, 1932, near Platte City to Walter Thomas and Lillian Lucile (Wade) Edlin. He lived in Platte City until the age of ten when his parents purchased a farm near Dearborn and relocated. He attended Dearborn High School. Tom was a member of the Camden Point Baptist Church.In January 1952, Tom enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. On April...

Funeral Service : 02/03/2024
Steve Goodlet
Steve Goodlet
Date of Death : 01/28/2024

Stephen Richard Goodlet, 72, of New Market, MO met Jesus at the gates of Heaven after a long battle with cancer on January 28, 2024. He was born on July 2, 1951, to Benjamin Harrison and Bonnie Fay (Searcy) Goodlet in St. Joseph, MO. Steve grew up on the family farm in rural Dearborn, MO and graduated from North Platte High School in 1969. Steve received his Bachelor’s of Science in Education and his Master’s in Education both from Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, MO.On July 13, 1973, he was united in marriage to Sheila Sue Paden. After their...

Funeral Service : 01/31/2024
Wanda Utz
Wanda Utz
Date of Death : 01/22/2024

Wanda Lee Utz, 90, of Gower, MO passed away, January 22, 2024.She was born on April 25, 1933 to Teddy and Mildred (Todd) Bray in Louisburg, KS. She grew up in the Plattsburg area and graduated from Plattsburg High School.On February 18, 1951, she was united in marriage to Eugene G. Utz. After their marriage they lived in Plattsburg. In 1967, they moved to their farm near Gower where they made their home. Her husband preceded her in death on September 7, 2017.Wanda was a member of the Prairie Flower Club and was a 4-H Leader. Wanda loved quilting and...

Funeral Service : 02/02/2024
Ginger Lawrence
Ginger Lawrence
Date of Death : 01/21/2024

Virginia “Ginger” Lawrence passed peacefully in her sleep on January 21, 2024.Ginger loved interacting with all babies and little kids; playing Scrabble and working crossword puzzles; watching Jerry Springer, Judge Judy, and Law and Order: SVU; decorating cakes; and listening to country and western music . . . but, most of all, she loved her four daughters, five grandkids, and five great-grandkids.The second child of Tommie and Gussie (Johnson) Yazel, Ginger (Virginia Deane) was born Dec. 28, 1936, in Harrisonville, MO. She attended both Manchester and Kensington Elementary Schools and graduated from East High School in 1954. She worked at...

Funeral Service : 04/20/2024
Karen West
Karen West
Date of Death : 01/19/2024

Karen Ann (Loutermilch) West passed away on January 19, 2024. She was born on August 26, 1939, to Eldon Leo and Cynthia Eleanor Loutermilch in the Agency area. She participated in 4-H growing up on the farm. Karen peacefully departed this life, leaving behind cherished memories and a legacy of love. Karen graduated from Gower High School in 1956, and on November 3, 1956, she was united in marriage to Charles Everett West. Together, they established their home in the Edgerton/Gower area, eventually purchasing a farm and building a house where they raised their 7 children. Karen and Charlie...

Funeral Service : 01/27/2024
Linda Bodenhausen
Linda Bodenhausen
Date of Death : 01/17/2024

Linda Kay was born November 17, 1946, to Alfred Leo and Frances Lucille Ottinger. Linda grew up in Gower and graduated from Gower High School. She was united in marriage to Vance Gayle Bodenhausen August 23, 1964. Their 59 years of marriage was blessed with love, faith, family, friends, and life on the farm in rural Gower. Linda was a member of the Gower Christian Church, where she shared her extraordinary musical talent with the church and community. She served the church for 59 years as organist and choir director. Her energy and creativity in arranging special music to celebrate...

Funeral Service : 01/27/2024
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