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John D. Miller
John D. Miller
Date of Death : 02/16/2020

John Donald Miller, 81, of Smithville, MO passed away Sunday, February 16, 2020.He was born August 7, 1938 to Joseph B. and Lillian J. (Yates) Miller. John grew up in rural Platte County and in 1958 he graduated from Smithville High School. He served his country in the US Army. On October 18, 1959 he was united in marriage to Linda May Cox. After their marriage they lived in Smithville where they made their home. John was a member of the Smithville American Legion Post #58. He retired as a mechanic from TWA after 43 years. John loved gardening and...

Funeral Service : 02/19/2020
Wendell H. Pittsenbarger
Wendell H. Pittsenbarger
Date of Death : 02/10/2020

Wendell Hess Pittsenbarger, 70, of Smithville, MO passed away February 10, 2020 at his home.He was born on December 13, 1949 to Bobby Gene and Doris Jean (Daniels) Pittsenbarger in Maryville, MO. He grew up in Kansas City and graduated from North Kansas City High School. Wendell then served his country as a Sergeant in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He proudly served for the 25th division 1st of the 5th mechanized. After his honorable discharge he lived in Fairplay, Colorado and in 1975 he moved back to Kansas City, MO. He later moved to Smithville where he...

Funeral Service : 02/17/2020
Jeff Nelson
Jeff Nelson
Date of Death : 02/08/2020

Jeff Nelson, 60 of Edgerton, Mo., passed away, February 8, 2020.He was born on July 3, 1959 to Bob and Ruth Marie (Spiers) Nelson in Smithville. Jeff grew up in Edgerton, MO and in 1977 he graduated from North Platte High School.Jeff was a member of the First Baptist Church of Platte City. He worked as a security guard for several years. Jeff loved fishing, mushroom hunting and was an avid sports fan especially the Kansas City Royals and the Kansas City Chiefs. Jeff was preceded in death by his parents Bob and Ruth Nelson; son Brian Nelson and aunts...

Funeral Service : 02/15/2020
Scott Thompson
Scott Thompson
Date of Death : 01/28/2020

Scott Thompson, 37, of Platte City, MO passed away, Tuesday, January 28, 2020.He was born on February 3, 1982 to Charles Edward and Janice Kay (Ball) Thompson. Scott grew up in Platte City where he attended school.Scott worked at Westfall GMC in Kansas City, MO. He loved remote control cars and building them with his nephew. Scott also enjoyed circle track and drag strip racing.Scott was a member of the First Baptist Church in Platte City. Scott is survived by his daughter, Vivian Briley Thompson; parents Charlie and Janice Thompson; sister, Stacie Thompson; nephew, Dalton Wells; other relatives and many...

Funeral Service : 02/03/2020
Joe Stafford
Joe Stafford
Date of Death : 01/28/2020

Joe Stafford, 73 of Gower, MO passed away Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at his home.He was born on July 16, 1946 to Benjamin and Daisy (Rice) Stafford in Dearborn, MO. Joe grew up near Gower and graduated from Gower High School. He then served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietman War.On November 17, 1973 he was united in marriage to Karen Worl. After their marriage they lived in Gower where they made their home.Joe worked for Wagner Industries for 23 years. He was a member of the First Baptist of Gower. Joe worked on small engines...

Funeral Service : 01/31/2020
George C. Maxfield
George C. Maxfield
Date of Death : 01/28/2020

George Charles Maxfield, 85, of Smithville, MO passed away, January 28, 2020.He was born on May 19, 1934 to George Glenn and Grace Oneta (Hendrix) Maxfield in Trimble, MO. George grew up in Smithville and graduated from Smithville High School. He then served his country in the U.S. Army.George met Patricia Ann Yount while they were both working at Hallmark Cards in Kansas City. They were married on June 18, 1957. After their marriage, they lived in Smithville, MO where they made their home. Patricia passed away on October 26, 2014.George also owned George’s Phillips 66 Gas Station in Smithville...

Funeral Service : 02/01/2020
Ann Coleman
Ann Coleman
Date of Death : 01/17/2020

Anna Louise Coleman, 92, of Smithville, MO passed away Friday, January 17, 2020.She was born on March 8, 1927 to Stanford Lee “Dick” and Ruth (Morris) Ferguson in Independence, MO. Ann grew up in Kearney and Smithville, and graduated from Smithville High School.On August 20, 1950 she was united in marriage to Donald Jesse Coleman. After their marriage they lived in Smithville where they made their home. Her husband passed away on July 10, 2010.In earlier years, Ann worked as a lab technician at Spelman Memorial Hospital in Smithville. Ann and Donald owned and operated A&D Upholstery in Smithville for...

Funeral Service : 01/20/2020
Eric R. Jamison
Eric R. Jamison
Date of Death : 01/16/2020

Eric Ray Jamison, 53, of Dearborn, MO passed away January 16, 2020.He was born on January 17, 1966 in St. Joseph, MO. Eric graduated from North Platte High School in 1984. Eric owned and operated Jamison Construction with his father for over 30 years. He was an avid reader and collected antique cameras and shaving brushes. Eric enjoyed shooting pellet guns, cooking and being with his family and friends.He was preceded in death by his mother Karen Rose Jamison and grandparents Harold and Rosemary Jackson, Ralph and Dorothy Jamison and Alvin and June Kelley.Eric is survived by his parents Norman...

Funeral Service : 01/26/2020
Jimmy Musser
Jimmy Musser
Date of Death : 01/11/2020

James V. “Jimmy” Musser, 57, of Kearney, MO formerly of Plattsburg, MO passed away January 11, 2020.He was born on January 23, 1962 in Plattsburg, MO. Jimmy grew up in Plattsburg and attended Plattsburg High School. Jimmy enjoyed fishing, hunting and living life to the fullest. He loved to garden and being with friends. He was preceded in death by his father Allen B. Musser; son Jason Musser; granddaughter Charlene; and brother Dale Musser.Jimmy is survived by his mother Elizabeth Miner; daughters Jenny, Sherri and Robin; three grandchildren; brother John Musser and wife Sandra; sister Darlene Perks and husband Rodney;...

Funeral Service : 01/14/2020
Kevin Lewis Seckel
Kevin Lewis Seckel
Date of Death : 01/08/2020

Kevin Lewis Seckel, 54 of Dearborn, MO passed away January 8, 2020.He was born on February 8, 1965 to Lewis Sylvester and Colleen Rae (Wilkerson) Seckel in Leavenworth, Kansas. Kevin grew up in Camden Point and graduated from North Platte High School in 1983. On January 1, 2015 he was united in marriage to Kelly Blount. After their marriage they lived in rural Dearborn where they made their home. Kevin enjoyed his job as a heavy machine operator until he was no longer able. He was a wonderful cook, great carpenter and could fix anything. Kevin enjoyed being outdoors, hunting,...

Funeral Service : 01/12/2020
Atina Barnett
Atina Barnett
Date of Death : 01/06/2020

Atina Barnett, 73, of Edgerton, MO passed away, Monday, January 6, 2020.She was born on May 20, 1946 to Leonard Albert Sr. and Josie Irene (Dolbow) Sessions in Kansas City. Atina attended school in Grayson, Gower and North Platte. On May 30, 1964 she was united in marriage to Shelby Earl Wickam, Jr. After their marriage they lived in Edgerton where they made their home. Shelby preceded her in death on June 29, 1981. On August 9, 1985 she married Bobby Allen Barnett. They lived in Edgerton, Agency, and Plattsburg. Her husband, Bob, preceded her in death on April 11,...

Funeral Service : 01/11/2020
Virginia Welsh - Service will be held as scheduled today at 11am.
Virginia Welsh - Service will be held as scheduled today at 11am.
Date of Death : 01/06/2020

The Service will be held as scheduled today at 11:00.Virginia Marie (Brown) Welsh, 82, formerly of Plattsburg, MO passed away on Monday, January 6, 2020. She was born on September 20, 1937 the seventh and youngest child of Ovid Creel and Pauline Marie (Hawkins) Brown of Gower, MO. In 1955 she met and began dating Teddy Gerrie Welsh of Plattsburg. They were united in marriage on February 18, 1956, settling in Lathrop, MO before making Plattsburg their home and raising their three sons there. On February 19, 2002, one day after their 46th anniversary, her husband Ted, passed away. She...

Funeral Service : 01/11/2020
Brian Cawley
Brian Cawley
Date of Death : 12/28/2019

Brian Cawley, 62 of Easton, MO formerly of St. Joseph, MO passed away, Saturday, December 28, 2019.Brian retired from Prime Tanning after 20 years.He is survived by his wife, Sue Cawley, of the home; son, Brad (Cari) Cawley, daughter, Trisha Bodenhausen; grandchildren, Taryn, Rylee, Blair, Beck, Kel, and Kalli; brothers, Dave (Bebie) Cawley and Greg (Ann) Cawley; sister Sheri (Mike) Yuille; numerous nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.Private family services will be held at a later date.  Arrangements, Hixson-Klein Funeral Home, Gower.

Funeral Service : 12/28/2019
John Davis Donnelly, Jr.
John Davis Donnelly, Jr.
Date of Death : 12/27/2019

John Davis Donnelly, Jr., age 91, passed from this life on Friday, December 27, 2019. John was the oldest of 13 children, born to John D. “Jack” Donnelly Sr. and Joyce (Howard) Donnelly in Kansas City, MO. John married Laura Lee Zimmerman in 1951, and they had two sons, Terry Davis Donnelly and Timothy Lee Donnelly. After 21 years, John and Laura Lee divorced and he married Norma Shaffer in 1973. He then became stepdad to Norma’s daughters, Joyce, Susie, Barbara and Janice. He lived in Liberty, MO virtually all of his married life. A few years after Norma passed,...

Funeral Service : 01/02/2020
Mary Nieman
Mary Nieman
Date of Death : 12/24/2019

Mary D. Nieman, 89 of Easton, MO, passed away, December 24, 2019.She was born on December 18, 1930 to Edward and Nellie Mae (Holman) Nieman near Turney, MO. She grew up and attended school in rural Cameron and St. Joseph. Mary made her home in Easton since 1960.Mary retired in 1998 from St. Joseph Packaging after 37 years. She was a member of the Christian Faith.Mary was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Clarence Melvin Nieman.She is survived by her sister, Nancy Gilbert, Modesto, CA; brothers, John Nieman, Lodi, CA and William Nieman, Olathe, KS; several nieces...

Funeral Service : 12/31/2019
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