Arthur Glen Kilgore, 81, of Gower, MO passed away June 24, 2022. He was born on June 29, 1940, to Herman Glen and Mary Helen McCurry Kilgore in Mount Sherman, AR. Glen graduated Jasper High School in Jasper, AR in 1958. He served his country in the U.S. Army. Glen was married to Alice Jean Raney in 1959. After their marriage, they lived in Gower, MO where they raised their three sons.Glen retired from TWA. He was a member of Masonic Lodge in Gower. Glen enjoyed golfing fishing, bowling and most of all he loved being a grandpa.He was preceded...Funeral Service : 06/30/2022
Harley Thomas “Tom” Butcher, 79, of Pleasant Valley, MO passed away on June 22, 2022.He was born on July 4, 1942 to Harley Lee and Wanda Lee (Dunn) Butcher in Tamaha, OK. Tom lived in Stotts City, MO for 8 years with his grandparents, then moved to Sarcoxie, MO with his mother for 8 years. Tom moved to Kansas City, living with his uncle, Sam, and began working at Ford Motor Company in 1960.Tom married Mary Ruth Ann Sawyer on June 9, 1962. The happy couple moved to Liberty, MO and then Pleasant Valley, MO in 1968. After moving to...Funeral Service : 06/27/2022
Thomas Leon Garnett, 83, of Smithville, MO passed away June 18, 2022.He was born on July 3, 1938, to Denzel and Ruby Pauline (Butler) Garnett in Moberly, MO. In 1957, Tom graduated from Smithville High School. He served his country in the U.S. Army from 1957-1962 during the Korean War. After his honorable discharge, he lived in Smithville where he made his home. Tom retired from Colgate Palmolive in Kansas City, KS after 30 years of service. He loved fishing, working on cars, tinkering around the house and his dachshunds. Most of all Tom loved spending time with his family,...Funeral Service : 06/18/2022
Patrick Mitchell Thomas, 54, of Preston, MO passed away June 18, 2022.Patrick was born on November 15, 1967, to James C. Thomas, Jr. and Barbara (Farris) Thomas and was raised in Smithville, MO. Patrick accepted Jesus and was baptized on May 20, 1984. He graduated from Smithville High School in 1986.Patrick was appointed to the Kansas City Police Department on May 10, 1993. He was later promoted to Sargent. His assignments included South Patrol Division and Employment Section, where he was assigned at the time of his retirement. He was presented the coveted Medal of Valor on November 29, 2001...Funeral Service : 07/16/2022
Donovan Knapp Wingate, 91, passed peacefully June 11, 2022. He attended Platte Woods United Methodist Church. Formerly he was an active member of the Platte City United Methodist Church. He served on the building committee and was instrumental in establishing BSA Troop 351. He was a devoted family man. He is survived by his loving wife, Marilyn Sue (Blankenship) Wingate of the home, daughter Kathryn Kim Palmer (Russell), Lisa Jane Long (Ronald Mark), son David Donovan Wingate (Georgette), stepson Jon Harrington (Theresa), grandchildren Megan Shelton (Marty), Becky Keadle, Christopher Palmer, Kayla Long, Austin Long, Taylor Anne Wingate, David Harrington, great-granddaughter,...Funeral Service : 06/20/2022
Mary Lou Snyder of Gower, Missouri passed away peacefully on June 4, 2022, at her home. She was 84 years old.On September 27, 1937, she was born in St. Joseph, MO to Donald W. and Lena F. (Cook) Saunders. She was raised on their family farm in Stewartsville, MO and graduated in 1956 from Stewartsville High School. She was an athlete and a cheerleader which led to her meeting a certain young man from an opposing school in Gower, MO. His name was James F. Snyder.On May 23, 1959, this happy couple was united in marriage and they made their...Funeral Service : 06/08/2022
Josephine Johanna “Jo” Jackson, 86, of Easton, MO peacefully passed away June 3, 2022 at Living Community. She was born on November 20, 1935 to Peter and Theresia (Halter) Hanway in St. Joseph, MO, where she grew up as one of nine children. Jo graduated from the Convent of the Sacred Heart in 1953. On June 14, 1958, she was united in marriage to Bill Jackson. After their marriage they lived on the farm in Easton where they made their home and spent 56 happy years together. Jo was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She was a homemaker...Funeral Service : 06/07/2022
Betty Jean Johnson, 93 of Smithville, MO passed away June 2, 2022.She was born on February 6, 1929, to James and Opal (Young) Ratliff in Smithville, MO where she grew up and graduated from Smithville High School. On June 5, 1948, she was united in marriage to Earl Dean Johnson. After their marriage they lived in Smithville, MO where they made their home. Dean passed away on December 17, 2002.Betty retired from AT&T in 1986. She enjoyed antiquing, collecting, reading, crocheting and planting her flowers. Most of all, Betty loved being a mom to her 6 boys and became an...Funeral Service : 06/06/2022
SFC Michael “Mickey” Clarke Cross, retired, took his final and peaceful flight home the morning of June 2nd, 2022 in his home in Platte City, Missouri.Mickey was born in Stratford, Connecticut to Clarke and Barbra Cross on October 30th, 1961. He went to Stratford High School and graduated in 1979. Shortly thereafter he joined the Army and proudly served his country for 18 years and retired in 1997. In 2001 he began his employment for the postal service in Smithville, Missouri and happily retired in September 2021. He dedicated himself to a life of public service and will be very...Funeral Service : 06/09/2022
Richard L. “Rich” Stevens, of Gower, MO passed away, to Heaven on May 31, 2022 at his home.He was born on March 22, 1943, in Albany, MO to Frosty and Wilma Stevens, who preceded him in death. After graduating from high school and college he pursued his passion of flying airplanes. In 1965 he took flying lessons at St. Joseph Flying Service which led him to a 47-year career of flying for several companies in St. Joseph. He worked for Wire Rope Company, American Electric and he retired from Berkel and Company in Kansas City in 2012. He always thanked...Funeral Service : 06/03/2022
Robert D. “Bob” VanSickle, 78, of Platte City, MO passed away May 30, 2022.He was born on January 3, 1944, to Fred T. and Mary Berniece (Bamman) VanSickle in Macon, MO where he grew up and in 1961, he graduated from Macon High School. Bob served his country in the US Navy from 1961-1967. After his honorable discharge he returned to Platte City, MO.On February 6, 1965, he was united in marriage to Carolyn Faye Claypoole. After their marriage they lived in Platte City where they made their home.Bob was a member of the Hillsboro Christian Church in Platte City,...Funeral Service : 07/02/2022
Alva Elmer Sallee, Jr., better known as ‘Sonny’ passed away at the age of 71 in Dearborn, MO. He was born on April 18, 1951 to Alva Elmer Sr. and Ruth Ida Sallee in Kansas City. After graduating from North Platte High School in 1969, Sonny enlisted and served as a Gunner's Mate for four years of active duty in the Navy during the Vietnam War. This was an immense source of pride for Sonny for the duration of his life. Upon his discharge from active duty, Sonny attended Missouri Western State College where he achieved his bachelor’s degree in...Funeral Service : 06/25/2022
David Calvert Burns, 74 of Edgerton, MO, formerly of Kansas City, MO went to be with the Lord on May 20, 2022.He was born on February 26, 1948, in St. Joseph, MO to Robert Harlow and Mildred (Sodeman) Burns. David grew up in rural Edgerton and later graduated from North Kansas City High School in 1965. He served his country in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam era. After his honorable discharge, he attended the University of Missouri Rolla.On August 14, 1971, he was united in marriage to Suann Light. After their marriage they lived in Kansas City,...Funeral Service : 05/25/2022
Gary Linder, 62, of Kansas City, MO passed away, May 17, 2022.He was born on February 24, 1960 to Gerald and Charlotte (Swofford) Linder in Kansas City, MO. Gary grew up in Smithville and graduated from Smithville High School in 1978. Gary worked in the warehouse at Western Extra Light in Kansas City for many years. In his younger years he attended Little Platte Baptist Church and was of the Christian faith. He enjoyed the country atmosphere and enjoyed being outdoors. He also enjoyed family get-together and cookouts. Gary had a great sense of humor and would do anything for...Funeral Service : 05/23/2022
Roy Elgin Ferguson, 82, of Trenton, MO passed away, May 16, 2022 at Mosaic Life Care.He was born on April 9, 1940 to Roy Sr. and Pauline (Woods) Ferguson in Trenton, MO where he grew up.In October 1959 he was united in marriage to Donna Louise McNabb. After their marriage they made their home in Trenton.Roy owned and operated Ferguson Ditching Company, Landmark Enterprises, Landmark Carpet Cleaning and Landmark Lawn Care Services.He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Paul, Tom, Jarvis, and Herb Ferguson; sisters, Marge Lewis and Martha Peters; and one grandson, Rayvin Meighen.Roy is survived by...
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