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Paul Coleman
Paul Coleman
Date of Death : 08/15/2022

Paul David Coleman, 73, of Dearborn, MO passed away August 15, 2022.He was born on July 11, 1949, to Austin W. Coleman III and Kathryn (Viergever) Coleman in Topeka, Kansas. Paul grew up in Topeka and graduated from Topeka High School. He did his undergraduate studies at KU and later graduated with his Juris Doctor from Washburn University in Topeka, KS. Paul practiced law both corporate and private for several years. He belonged to and was active with the Topeka Bow Hunters and the Missouri Bow Hunters Association. Paul was an avid musician and was a member of the Shyster...

Funeral Service : 08/15/2022
Mary Frances White
Mary Frances White
Date of Death : 08/14/2022

Mary Frances White, 91, of Platte City, MO passed away at her home of 59 years on August 14, 2022.Frances was born on July 2, 1931 and was married on July 31, 1959 to George E. White. She was a stay-at-home mom and raised their three children. Frances was a member of the Platte City United Methodist Church. She worked at McDonald’s in Platte City for 25 years as a hostess. She loved her job more than anything visiting with hundreds of customers over the years.She was preceded in death by her brother, Paul Thomas, her husband, George White, and...

Funeral Service : 08/19/2022
Marguerite Jones
Marguerite Jones
Date of Death : 08/11/2022

Evelyn Marguerite Jones, 94, of Smithville, MO passed away August 11, 2022.She was born on February 2, 1928, to Walter A. and Loy Eden (Kelley) Guy in Brighton, Colorado where she grew up and graduated from Brighton High School. On January 11, 1948, she was united in marriage to Arthur Warren Jones. After their marriage they lived in Platte County where they made their home. Warren passed away on February 13, 1996. In 2006, Marguerite moved to Smithville. Marguerite owned Hauber-Jones Sundries in Parkville for several years and later retired from O.H. Gerry Optical after 20+ years. She was an...

Funeral Service : 08/15/2022
Vernon Dutcher
Vernon Dutcher
Date of Death : 08/08/2022

Vernon Dutcher, 84, of Camden Point, MO passed away, August 8, 2022.Vernon grew up primarily in Kansas City and many will know him as “Bucky”. Their small family did spend time in several other states, and he loved to tell the stories of those travels. After high school he served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany where he met his forever girl Ursula. They were married in Germany and returned to Kansas City where they made their home. Vernon spent 35 years with TWA as an instrument mechanic and that employment allowed them all to travel, especially...

Funeral Service : 08/12/2022
John Johnson
John Johnson
Date of Death : 08/05/2022

John Johnson, 86, of Gower, MO passed away, August 5, 2022.He was born on July 23, 1936 to John Curtis and Veda Eudora (Bowers) Johnson in Tecumseh, Oklahoma. He grew up in Lewis, MO and attended Calhoun High School. He then served his country in the U.S. Army. After his honorable discharge he lived in Kansas City and in 1971 moved to Gower where he made his home.He owned and operated John’s 66 Service Station and later John’s Repair. John was a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge and a member of the Gower American Legion Post 393.John was preceded...

Funeral Service : 08/09/2022
Charlotte Mead
Charlotte Mead
Date of Death : 08/05/2022

Charlotte Ann Mead, 82, of Gower, MO passed away, August 5, 2022, at her home.She was born on February 22, 1940, to R.D. and Iris (Vaughn) Everett in rural Gower, MO. Charlotte was a graduate of Gower High School, class of 1957, and Caster’s Beauty Academy.On November 1, 1958, she was united in marriage to Bernard Mead. They enjoyed 47 years of marriage until Bernard’s death on April 30, 2006. Charlotte was a beautician at Margaret’s Beauty Shop and the Gower Convalescent Center for many years, retiring in 2006. After retirement, she enjoyed many happy years of babysitting her great-grandchildren....

Funeral Service : 08/10/2022
Phillip N. Shackelford
Phillip N. Shackelford
Date of Death : 08/05/2022

Phillip Noah Shackelford, of Paola, KS formerly of Smithville, MO passed away, August 5, 2022. He was born on December 28, 1996 in Kansas City, MO. He grew up in Smithville and Paola and graduated from Paola High School.Phillip worked for UPS. He was an Eagle Scout and served on the Camp Geiger staff. Phillip enjoyed drawing, playing basketball, and Rocky movie marathons. He also enjoyed making people laugh and smile. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.He was preceded in death by his father, John Shackelford; brother, John Moroni Shackelford; aunt, Kerri...

Funeral Service : 08/13/2022
Jim Justus
Jim Justus
Date of Death : 08/02/2022

James Norman “Jim” Justus, 71, of Smithville, MO, passed away on August 2, 2022. He was born January 29, 1951, in Smithville, MO.Jim graduated from Smithville High School in 1969 and was a career truck driver. He was also a trained Emergency Management Technician. He had a passion for music and was the lead singer for Badlands for many years. His hobbies included building and flying model airplanes, touring the country by motorcycle and RV, watching old westerns and connecting with people across the country—and the world—on his CB and Ham radios (final sign offs have been made for Sharpshooter...

Funeral Service : 08/02/2022
Kathy French
Kathy French
Date of Death : 08/02/2022

Kathy June French, 74, of Smithville, Mo. passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her loving family on August 2, 2022. She had fought a difficult 15-month battle with ovarian cancer.Kathy was born October 20, 1947 in Excelsior Springs, Missouri to Marvin Sudbury and Norma Mae (Razer) Sudbury. She is predeceased by her parents, her two sisters and brothers-in-law, Marty (Larry) Driver, Edith (Sydney) Parks, and a nephew Richard D. Parks, all of Smithville.Kathy is survived by her husband of 53 years, Philip French of the home, a daughter Jonica (John) Merritt of Smithville and a son Lucas (Lisa)...

Funeral Service : 10/08/2022
Patricia Scott
Patricia Scott
Date of Death : 07/29/2022

Patricia Scott, 83, of Gower, MO passed away, July 29, 2022.She was born on October 15, 1938 to David James and Dorothy Margaret (Mangum) Holloway in Muskogee, OK. Pat graduated from Liberty High School.Pat was united in marriage to Kenneth Scott. He preceded her in death in 1997.She was also preceded in death by her parents and sister, Katherine Swearingen.Pat is survived by her daughters, Kim (Jack) Peck and Shari (Doug) Cornelson; four granddaughters; brother, David (Kathy) Holloway; other relatives and many friends.Visitation: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 3rd at Hixson-Klein Funeral Home, Gower.Graveside Service: 1:00 p.m. Wednesday,...

Funeral Service : 08/03/2022
Jess Alan Edwards
Jess Alan Edwards
Date of Death : 07/26/2022

Jess Alan Edwards, 96, of Smithville, MO passed away, July 26, 2022.He was born on October 1, 1925 to Clarence and Mary (Cockriel) Edwards in Platte County, MO. Jess graduated from Smithville High School.On November 11, 1945 he was united in marriage to Martha Howard. After their marriage they lived in Edgerton where they farmed and made their home. His wife, Martha, passed away, March 18, 2020. Jess farmed from the time he was a young man with his grandfather and his sons for awhile and then retired at 80. First with horses and then tractors.Jess was a member of...

Funeral Service : 07/29/2022
Brenda Bromley
Brenda Bromley
Date of Death : 07/25/2022

Brenda Sue Bromley, 64, of Easton, MO, passed away July 25, 2022.She was born on November 9, 1957, to James E. “Bud” and Betty Sue (Griffin) Keller in Cameron, MO. Brenda grew up in Easton, MO and graduated from East Buchanan High School in 1975. She received her bachelor’s degree in Education from Missouri Western State College where she was one of the last female athletes to play three sports and lettered in all three of them, volleyball, basketball and softball. Brenda later received her master’s degree from Northwest Missouri State University.Brenda retired from East Buchanan Middle School after 32...

Funeral Service : 07/30/2022
Shirley Zismer
Shirley Zismer
Date of Death : 07/25/2022

Shirley Zismer, 89, of Paradise, MO passed away, July 25, 2022. She was born on May 12, 1933 to Loren George and Evelyn Marie (Blackmoore) Bentley in Kansas City, MO. Shirley graduated from North Kansas City High School in 1952.Shirley lived in Paradise, MO where she raised her family. She worked as a cook at the Spelman Memorial Hospital in Smithville for over 20 years. Shirley was a local legend on the softball field and was known for her dominate pitching and she enjoyed playing golf. She was an artist and loved to paint and draw.Shirley was preceded in death...

Funeral Service : 08/10/2022
Ronald Rinkenbaugh
Ronald Rinkenbaugh
Date of Death : 07/23/2022

Ronald Lloyd Rinkenbaugh, 85, of Kansas City, MO passed away July 23, 2022.He was born on September 8, 1936, to Roger and Evelyn (Carpenter) Rinkenbaugh in Richmond, MO. Ron grew up in Kanas City and graduated from East High School and attended Maple Woods Community College. He served his country in the United States Air Force. On September 4, 1965, he was united in marriage to Janet Louise Breig. After their marriage they lived in Kansas City where they made their home.Ron worked as a fireman for the railroad and later retired as an inspector from TWA/American Airlines after 30+...

Funeral Service : 08/18/2022
Nancy Crawford
Nancy Crawford
Date of Death : 07/21/2022

Nancy Lee (Jones) Crawford, 73, passed away July 21, 2022. She was born August 16, 1948, in Kansas City, Missouri, to Raymond G. and Nanie L. Jones. She was married to Will Crawford on February 5, 1968.Nancy enjoyed being a homemaker while her children were in school and worked varied jobs in the years that followed. She enjoyed traveling with her family, particularly as navigator in a motorhome (unless she had to navigate over a tall bridge).She was known to combine their vacations with her love of genealogy, looking at courthouse records in places they visited. Nancy was an early...

Funeral Service : 07/21/2022
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