Alice Merle (Looman) Tripp, 79, of Gower, MO formerly of Platte Woods, MO passed away August 19, 2019 at the Gower Convalescent Center.Alice was born April 3, 1940 to Otto Andrew and Ruth Jane (Moulton) Looman in Augusta, KS. She grew up in Bethany and in 1958 graduated from Southwest Harrison High School. She graduated from Kansas City General Hospital School of Nursing in Kansas City in 1961. In 1966 she received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and then in 1976 she earned a Masters Degree in Nursing, both from the University of Kansas in Kansas City, KS. In...Funeral Service : 08/24/2019
Lloyd Wilson, 88, of Smithville, MO passed away, August 19, 2019.He was born on August 22, 1930 to Kemper Scott and Minnie Lee (Boydston) Wilson in Dearborn, MO. Lloyd grew up in Dearborn and graduated from Dearborn High School. He then served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War.On May 16, 1958 he was united in marriage to Darlene Owen. After their marriage they made their home in Smithville.Lloyd worked for TWA, retiring after 20 years. After his retirement he worked for Coulter Bus Service. Lloyd was an avid Royals fan. He loved to travel in...Funeral Service : 08/23/2019
Vicki Grindstaff, 65, of Smithville, MO passed away, August 19, 2019.She is survived by her husband, David; children, Kent Grindstaff, Lacey Ward, Stephanie (Richard) Song, and Ashley (Chris) Liem; grandchildren, Ashleigh Grindstaff, Kohl and Kenadee Schnuelle, Selah and Zephaniah Song and Evly, LulaBelle and Silas Liem.Celebration of Life: 1:00 p.m. Saturday August 31st at Crescent Lake Christian Center, Excelsior Springs, Mo, 64024.Arrangements, Hixson-Klein Funeral Home, Smithville.Funeral Service : 08/31/2019
Roberta Smith, 73, of St. Joseph, MO formerly of Belton, MO passed away, August 16, 2019.She was born on September 16, 1945 to Franklin M. and Imogene L. (Wise) Smith in Ft. Sill, Oklahoma. Roberta grew up in St. Joseph, MO and graduated from Faucett High School. She then attended Guards Business School in St. Joseph. Roberta lived in Belton for many years. She retired from Armour/ConAgra Foods in 2006. Roberta loved collecting dolls and was an avid MU, Royals and Chiefs fan.Roberta was preceded in death by her father and special friend John Paul. She is survived by her...Funeral Service : 08/20/2019
Janice “Jan” (Murphy) Ford, 83, of Gladstone, MO (formerly of Gower, MO, passed away on Thursday August 15, 2019.She was born on July 7, 1936 to Thomas Kenneth and Ethelyn (Duncan) Murphy in DeKalb, MO. Janice grew up in DeKalb and graduated from DeKalb High School. She then attended Maryville Teachers College in Maryville, MO.In 1958 Janice married her former husband Wendell Ford (currently of Liberty, MO). In 1969 they moved to Gower, MO with their children Debra and Doug. While living in Gower, Janice worked for TWA, the Farmer’s Bank and the Gower Convalescent Center. In 1999 Janice moved...Funeral Service : 08/22/2019
Michael Troy Savage, 50, of Gladstone, MO passed away August 15, 2019.He was born on November 17, 1968 in Kansas City, MO. Mike grew up in Gladstone and graduated from Park Hill High School. He served his country in the U.S. Army during Operation Desert Storm where he did his basic training at Fort Benning, GA and was stationed in Wiesbaden, Germany. After he was honorably discharged, he returned home.Mike was currently working for Elmwood Reclaimed Timber in Peculiar, MO as a machine operator. He enjoyed fishing, playing pool, woodworking and remodeling his Mom’s home. Mike loved spending time with...Funeral Service : 08/24/2019
Rhonda (Kennedy) Lehnen 56, of Ormond Beach, FL formerly of Plattsburg, MO passed away August 14, 2019.She was born on July 3, 1963 in Smithville, MO to Alan Coy Kennedy and Cheryle Christine Henry in Smithville, MO. Rhonda was raised by her grandparents Coy and Leona Kennedy in Plattsburg and in 1981, she graduated from Plattsburg High School. Rhonda received her Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a Minor in Juvenile Justice from Missouri Western State College. In 2007 she received her Florida Real Estate License. Rhonda worked for Jackson County and Clinton County as a Social Worker. She...Funeral Service : 08/21/2019
Albert Tadeusz Renczarski, 73, of Smithville, MO passed away August 13, 2019.Al was born on April 26, 1946, in Trani, Italy, to Zygmunt and Janina (Styrna) Renczarski. In 1952 he emigrated to the United States with his parents and brother Matthew and settled in Chicago, Illinois. He attended St. Helen’s Grade School, Gordon Technical High School, and the University of Illinois. He later received his Master’s Degree and the University of Missouri.Al married Kathleen Subelka on September 16, 1967, at Christ the King Church in Kansas City, Kansas. Together they raised a son and a daughter. Al was an active...Funeral Service : 08/17/2019
Darline Hanway, 87, of Dearborn, MO passed away, Monday, August 12, 2019.She was born on October 20, 1931 to Emil Otto and Elsie Sabina (Fuelgraff) Schultz in St. Joseph, MO. Darline grew up in St. Joseph and graduated from Lafayette High School.On September 1, 1956 she was united in marriage to P. Paul Hanway. After their marriage they farmed near Faucett where they made their home. Her husband, Paul, passed away, August 1, 2011.Darline was a member of the St. Francis Catholic Church in St. Joseph.She was also preceded in death by her parents; and her brother, Norman Schultz. Darline...Funeral Service : 08/16/2019
James Michael O’Donnell, Jr., 55 of Kansas City, MO passed away peacefully on August 12, 2019 at St. Luke’s Hospice House in Kansas City, MO.Michael was born in St. Louis, MO on January 21, 1964 to Ellen (Ogle) Moore. He grew up in Rolla, MO but spent the majority of his adult life in North Carolina as an Ironworker. He was very proud of his life’s work. He loved showing new Ironworkers the ropes and was especially proud to be a member of the Local 10 Ironworkers Union in Kansas City. He loved hunting and fishing, golfing, cooking and gardening.In...
Darla Rebecca Schildknecht of St. Joseph, formerly of Trenton, MO passed away peacefully August 12th, 2019. She was born on September 9th, 1954 to Thomas Gibson and Margaret Rebecca (Rainey) Ferguson in Havana, Illinois. They moved to Trenton in 1969 where she graduated from high school and attended Trenton Jr. College. Darla lived most of her life in the St. Joseph area. Darla had great salesmanship skills which she learned from her grandparents. She was successful at selling Longaberger Baskets and Pampered Chef. In 1994 she received a diploma for manicuring from Northwest Missouri Community College. She started her own...Funeral Service : 08/17/2019
Barbara Ann (Drake) Axtell Clopton, 76, of Kearney, MO formerly of Liberty, MO passed away, Friday, August 9, 2019.She was born on January 25, 1943 to George Christopher and Yolanda (Borrello) Drake in Newark, New Jersey. Barbara attended school and grew up in Venice, CA. In 1990 she moved to Liberty, MO and later moved to Kearney where she made her home. She owned and operated Busy Bee Cleaning in Liberty for many years.Barbara was a member of the Liberty Pentecostal Church where she provided nursing home ministry for several years.She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband,...Funeral Service : 08/13/2019
Linda Kay Smith, formerly Linda Kay Madsen, 61, of Gladstone, MO passed away August 6, 2019.She was born on October 3, 1957 to Robert Neal and Malida Elizabeth (Hecke) Stone in Whittier, California where she grew up and graduated from California High School “Cal High” in Whittier. Linda received her Associates Degree in Paralegal and furthered her education by earning a Medical Coding Certificate.She met her husband Jeffrey L. Smith in 2002. They were married on December 9, 2016. After their marriage they lived in Gladstone, MO with their beloved dog Brutus. Linda was a member of the Northland Elks...Funeral Service : 08/14/2019
Elizabeth June Blackwell, 75, of Smithville, MO passed away August 3, 2019.She was born on December 6, 1943 to Willard David Payton, Jr. and Nina (Norris) Payton in Kansas City, MO. Elizabeth grew up and attended school in Smithville.On October 15, 1966 she was united in marriage to Herbert L. Blackwell in Smithville. After their marriage they lived in various places including Colorado and Hawaii during her husband service in the military.Elizabeth raised her sons in Smithville while working for PT Industries as a bookkeeper. She also served as an Alderman for the City of Smithville.She was preceded in death...Funeral Service : 08/10/2019
Rosemary Ingle, 95, of Gower, MO passed away, Friday, August 2, 2019 at her home.She was born on September 20, 1923 to David and Margaret (Gregory) Fisher in Buchanan County, MO. Rosemary grew up on her family farm near Easton and graduated from Gower High School. She served in the U.S. Navy (WAVES) during WWII where she met and married James E. Ingle in Jacksonville, FL. They started their married life in North Carolina, where their first three sons were born. In 1951 the family returned to her farm near Easton, MO, where the remaining children were born. In 1970...Funeral Service : 08/05/2019
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