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Vernon Ottinger
Vernon Ottinger
Date of Death : 06/12/2024

Vernon Ottinger, 88, of the Gower area, passed away, June 12, 2024.He was born on October 28, 1935 to John D. and Virginia (Ruoff) Ottinger in St. Joseph, MO. Vernon grew up in St. Joseph and graduated from Central High School.On September 21, 1963 he was united in marriage to Mildred Obermier. After their marriage they made their home in the Gower area. His wife, Mildred, preceded him in death on February 6, 2021.Vernon was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Easton. He was a Troop Leader for the Boy Scouts of America. Vernon was a member...

Funeral Service : 06/15/2024
John Ledford
John Ledford
Date of Death : 06/10/2024

John William Ledford, 77, of Kansas City, MO passed away June 10, 2024.He was born on June 24, 1946, to William Wallace Ledford, Sr., and Maxine Elizabeth (McKinely) Ledford in Kansas City, MO. In 1964 he graduated from Park Hill High School. John was united in marriage to Norma Gene Clark in 1963. After their marriage they lived in Platte County where they raised their family and made their home. John started his career at Missouri Pacific Railroad which later became Union Pacific Railroad where he retired in 2008.He was a member of the Masonic Lodge #120, the Moila Shriners...

Funeral Service : 06/13/2024
Alfred "Sonny" Obermeyer
Alfred "Sonny" Obermeyer
Date of Death : 06/10/2024

Alfred Edward “Sonny” Obermeyer, 83, of Platte City, MO passed away June 10, 2024.He was born on August 29, 1940, to Alfred Edward Obermeyer, Sr. and Martha (Bacchus) Obermeyer in Tampa, KS where he grew up and attended school. He enjoyed fishing in Canada on land his dad had purchased. Sonny married Judith Ellis. They lived Rushville, MO and later moved to Atchison, KS where they raised their two daughters Dana Rae and Gail Lynn and made their home. Sonny was in the National Guard and graduated from brick layers school. He was a skilled brick and stone mason and...

Funeral Service : 06/10/2024
Shirley Rudkin
Shirley Rudkin
Date of Death : 06/08/2024

Shirley Louise Rudkin, 82, of Gower, MO passed away June 8, 2024 surrounded by her family.She was born on August 12, 1941, to William Henry and Virigina Lee (Deets) Wilson in Harrisonville, MO. Shirley grew up in North Kansas City, MO and graduated from North Kansas City High School in 1959. Shirley was united in marriage to Samuel W. Rudkin on February 12, 1965. After their marriage they lived in North Kansas City and in 1971, they moved to Gower where they made their home. Sam passed away on December 18, 2004. Shirley began working for Corn Products in Kansas...

Funeral Service : 06/12/2024
Sam DeFord
Sam DeFord
Date of Death : 06/08/2024

Samuel Hunter DeFord, 26, of Trimble, MO passed away on June 8, 2024.He was born on January 12, 1998 in Omaha, NE. Sam grew up in Omaha, NE and Plattsburg, MO.Sam was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Plattsburg. Sam was currently attending Maple Woods Community College for Construction Management. He was working on becoming a good leader at his job and in life. Sam was very active in his Narcotics Anonymous recovery groups. The friends he made during recovery were a big part of his life. Sam enjoyed fishing, camping and riding his motorcycle.Sam was preceded...

Funeral Service : 06/15/2024
Shawn James
Shawn James
Date of Death : 06/08/2024

Shawn James, 57, of Smithville, MO passed away, June 8, 2024.Shawn Michael James, of Smithville, Missouri, passed away on June 8th, 2024. He was 57 years old.Shawn was born on October 15, 1966 to Michael James and Beth (Shannon) James. He graduated from St. Pius X High School in 1985 and worked as a waiter in a number of different restaurants and hotels. Shawn liked to tell stories from his time in the food industry to make others laugh. Shawn was a life-long learner and avid reader who enjoyed various topics including family genealogy, history, political science, and fantasy/sci-fi. He...

Funeral Service : 06/13/2024
Virginia Bonnell
Virginia Bonnell
Date of Death : 06/06/2024

Virginia Bonnell, 93, of Trimble, MO passed away, June 6, 2024.She was born on July 31, 1930 to Jessup Wade “JW” and Josephine (Culver) Elliott in St. Joseph, MO. She grew up in St. Joseph, Maryville, and Bethany. Virginia graduated from Bethany High School in 1948.On June 3, 1966 she was united in marriage to Jerry Bonnell. After their marriage they lived in Atchison, KS, Crystal River, Fl, and Trimble, MO where they made their home. Virginia was a homemaker most of her life. She was always very involved in her children’s activities. Virginia was a member of the Stony...

Funeral Service : 06/13/2024
Marva Murawski
Marva Murawski
Date of Death : 06/02/2024

In Loving Memory of Marva Murawski, Beloved Mother and Cherished GrandmotherMarva Lane Murawski, age 76, passed away peacefully on June 2, 2024 surrounded by her loving family. She leaves behind a legacy of love, kindness, and wisdom that will forever be remembered by those who knew her.Born on October 22, 1947 in Cosby, MO to Nelson and Bernice (Schindler) Kapp. Marva was a devoted mother, grandmother, and friend whose warmth and compassion was always there. Her love and guidance have touched the hearts of many and will continue to inspire others to come.Marva grew up in Cosby, MO on a...

Funeral Service : 06/07/2024
Rusti Little
Rusti Little
Date of Death : 05/31/2024

Rusti Little, 68, of Kearney, MO passed away, May 31, 2024.She was born on January 3, 1956 to Jack O. and Janis L. (Livingston) Sharp in Milan, MO. Rusti graduated from Smithville High School in 1974.In 1974 she was united in marriage to Michael Little. After their marriage they lived in Kearney where they made their home.She worked for Midway Auto Parts in Kansas City and Hale Kincaid & Skinner Law Firm in Liberty, MO.Rusti was a lifetime member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary in Kearney. She enjoyed wood turning.She was preceded in death by her parents.Rusti is survived by...

Karen Summers
Karen Summers
Date of Death : 05/31/2024

Karen Ann Summers, of Smithville Missouri, passed away May 31, 2024, at home after a 30 - year battle with cancer.She was born August 19 ,1946, in Ft. George G. Meade Maryland and adopted at birth by Albert Sager and Erminie Dumars Sager who preceded her in death.Karen graduated from North Kansas City High School and married Don Summers October 26, 1963, at North Cross Methodist Church in Kansas City Missouri. She enjoyed traveling, shopping, and decorating but above all she enjoyed her family.She leaves her husband, Don Summers of Smithville, daughter, Julie Murphy – Michael; sons, Scott Summers and...

Janeth L. Richmond
Janeth L. Richmond
Date of Death : 05/24/2024

Janeth Lee Richmond, 91, of Plattsburg, MO passed away, May 24, 2024 at her home.She was born on January 16, 1933 to William Clyde and Clara May Bell (McCulley) Slaughter in Flint, Michigan.On April 3, 1954 she was united in marriage to George Russell Richmond. Her husband’s career was in USAF. Janeth took care of their home and raised their children. Her husband preceded her in death on May 22, 2002.She is survived by her daughters, Athena “Tina” Lee Stinson, Davenport, IA, Barbara Jean Doty, Plattsburg, MO, Jacquiline “Jackie” Jane Dewey, Claycomo, MO, Georgia Ann Harmon, Kansas City, KS; thirteen...

Nancy Jo Cockriel
Nancy Jo Cockriel
Date of Death : 05/24/2024

Nancy Jo Cockriel, 68, of St. Joseph, MO passed away, May 24, 2024.She was born on January 4, 1956 to Charles Boston and Eleanor May (Rogers) Cockriel in Trimble, MO. She grew up near Trimble and graduated from Platte City High School.She was a nurse’s aid at a nursing home in St. Joseph for many years. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers and sisters, Dorothy Huckaby, Charles Cockriel, Larry Cockriel, Martha Curtis and Connie Sims.She is survived by her brothers and sisters, Marie Goad, Mary Ann Goad, Marvin Cockriel, Kenny Cockriel, and Kay Karman. No services are...

Brint Connett
Brint Connett
Date of Death : 05/23/2024

Brint Connett, 69, of Gower, MO passed away, May 23, 2024.Born on October 20, 1954, in Smithville, MO, to the late Calvin and Elizabeth Connett, Brint's family moved to a farmstead outside of Gower in 1963. It was there that Brint's love for farming began to flourish as he worked alongside his father. The farm became a local favorite for its pick-your-own orchards, strawberry patch, and then later a source of straw square bales along Highway 169, where the entire family played an active role.Brint attended East Buchanan High School, excelling in football as an all-conference player and co-captain, and...

Funeral Service : 05/29/2024
Connie Moran
Connie Moran
Date of Death : 05/20/2024

Connie M. (Nelsen) Moran, 83, of Platte City, MO gained her heavenly wings on May 20, 2024, with her family by her side.She was born August 20, 1940, to William “Bud” and Geneva “Jimmie” Nelsen in Omaha, Nebraska Connie grew up in Rosendale, MO and in 1957, she graduated from North Andrew High School in Rosendale.On November 21, 1958, she was united in marriage to Dale Moran. To this marriage, two sons were born, William Moran and James Moran. Connie worked for John Harland Check Printing Company and retired from Citi Bank after several years of service.She was preceded in...

Funeral Service : 05/20/2024
Walter Ostrander
Walter Ostrander
Date of Death : 05/19/2024

Walter Eugene Ostrander, Gower, MO was 91 years old when he passed away to his heavenly home on May 19, 2024. He was born March 11, 1933, to Edward Morgan Ostrander and Martha Elizabeth (Kreuzburg) Ostrander and was the oldest of 6 children. Two of his siblings, Daniel Elton Ostrander and William Earl Ostrander, preceded him in death. His remaining siblings include James Edward Ostrander, Delores Elaine (Ostrander) Mason and Sherry Evelyn (Ostrander) Lehman-Bittfield.He grew up in Hiawatha, KS and was in the Kansas Army National Guard. Walter retired from Union Pacific Railroad after over 42 years of service. He...

Funeral Service : 05/28/2024
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