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Allan Palmer
Allan Palmer
Date of Death : 04/09/2021

Allan Palmer, 73, of Platte City, MO formerly of Harrison, NJ passed away, April 9, 2021.He was born on January 19, 1948 to Walter Raymond Sr. and Grace (Haas) Palmer in Kearny, New Jersey. Allan grew up in Harrison, NJ where he graduated from high school. Allan served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. On May 5, 1991 he was united in marriage to Florence Rheiner. After their marriage they lived in Royal Palm Beach, FL, they relocated Norcross, GA, and settled in Platte City, MO.Allan worked for ADT/TYCO for over 25 years, retiring in facility...

Funeral Service : 04/09/2021
JoAnne Lizar
JoAnne Lizar
Date of Death : 04/07/2021

JoAnne Lizar-Rice peacefully entered God's loving embrace on Wednesday, April 7. JoAnne was born on June 14, 1931 in Perrin, MO., and lived in the surrounding area her entire life.JoAnne was preceded in death by her first husband Jack Lizar in 2001, her son Bobby Lizar in 1989 and her daughter Teresa in 2010, siblings John Bill, Bobby, and Lorraine, brothers-in-law Bob Lizar and Sidney Willens, sisters-in-law Olive and Jeanne, and JoAnne's parents, John and Mary Golden and her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Jewell and Bessie Lizar.JoAnne graduated from Plattsburg High School in 1948 where she was homecoming queen and the...

Funeral Service : 04/12/2021
Elton Varnado
Elton Varnado
Date of Death : 04/05/2021

Elton “Bud” Varnado, 86 of Tracy, MO passed away, Monday, April 5, 2021 at his home surrounded by family.He was born on February 26, 1935 to Spencer and Elena (Stockstill) Varnado in Poplarville, Mississippi. In 1952 at the age of 17, Elton enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. He arrived at the Marine Barracks at Yemassee, SC before heading to Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island. After boot camp, Elton was stationed in Korea at the end of the Korean War. His many duty stations included: Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Camp Pendleton, St. Louis, Camp Lejeune, and 2 tours...

Funeral Service : 04/11/2021
Wanda Paxton
Wanda Paxton
Date of Death : 04/01/2021

Wanda Aileen Paxton, 84, of Agency, MO passed away April 1, 2021.She was born on May 15, 1936 to Perry “Bus” and Helen Irene “Tootie” (Williams) Frederick in St. Joseph, MO where she grew up and attended Lafayette High School.On November 28, 1953 she was united in marriage to Jacob Wesley “Jake” Paxton. After their marriage they lived in St. Joseph and in 1958 they moved to Agency, MO where they made their home. Jake passed away April 17, 2019.Wanda worked for Everett Quarry and Big Smith. Most of her life she loved staying home being a homemaker, raising her...

Funeral Service : 04/05/2021
James Floyd "Smitty" Smith
James Floyd "Smitty" Smith
Date of Death : 03/31/2021

James Floyd Smith (Smitty) passed away on March 31, 2021 at the age of 71, in his home while surrounded by his wife and children. Floyd married his soulmate, Helen Alvarez, September 3, 2000. Combined, their family consists of seven children and 15 grandchildren. Floyd was a man of honor and a true patriot. He was a Vietnam Veteran who served as Seabee in the United States Navy and held the highest regard for all service men and women. He was a man of faith and a member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Smithville, MO for over 30 years....

Funeral Service : 04/24/2021
Connie Smith
Connie Smith
Date of Death : 03/30/2021

Connie Smith, 67, of Plattsburg, MO passed away, March 30, 2021.She was born on March 14, 1954 to Robert E. and Ida Mae (Randall) Barnett in St. Joseph., MO, Connie grew up and attended school in Plattsburg. On May 22, 1993 she was united in marriage to Jim Smith. After their marriage they lived in St. Plattsburg, MO where they made their home.Connie retired as the business office manager at Smithville Living Center. Connie loved her family and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters, Sharon Filley, Donna Dittmar, and Karon...

Funeral Service : 04/05/2021
Randy Lawrence
Randy Lawrence
Date of Death : 03/28/2021

Randy W. Lawrence, 66, of Smithville, MO passed away March 28, 2021.He was born on December 30, 1954 to Kenneth W. and Dorothy Afton (Nichol) Lawrence in Salt Lake City, Utah. Randy attended Platte County High School in Platte City, Missouri.Randy had a wicked sense of humor and was always joking with everyone, making them laugh. He enjoyed working on his yard, took pride in his landscaping and loved his hobbies. Most of all he loved his family and being a husband, dad and grandpa.He was survived by his wife of 47 years, Glena Lawrence; son Wayne Lawrence and wife...

Funeral Service : 03/28/2021
Dorothy Huckaby
Dorothy Huckaby
Date of Death : 03/27/2021

Dorothy Huckaby, 83, of Plattsburg, MO passed away, March 27, 2021.She was born on August 13, 1937 to Charles Boston and Eleanor Mae (Rogers) Cockriel in Edgerton, MO. Dorothy grew up near Edgerton and graduated from Smithville High School. On April 5, 1958 she was united in marriage to Phillip Huckaby in Edgerton, MO. After their marriage they made their home in Plattsburg.Dorothy worked for State Farm in Plattsburg for over 50 years. She was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan and an ultimate Plattsburg Tigers fan. Phillip and Dorothy enjoyed Plattsburg Saddle Club events and camping. Dorothy had the...

Funeral Service : 04/01/2021
Marlene Lord
Marlene Lord
Date of Death : 03/23/2021

Marlene Avis Lord, 80, of Plattsburg, MO, finished her race on this earth on March 23, 2021. She passed away at her daughter’s home in Smithville, MO surrounded by her loving family who cared for her in her final year struggling with dementia.She was born at home on April 8, 1940 to Gilmore Frederick and Dorothy Lucille (Curtis) Olson in Weaver, MN. Marlene was born two months premature and fit in a shoebox or a small dresser drawer. Her father, who was out running his trap line, when summoned to come home quickly because the baby was coming, replied, “It’s...

Funeral Service : 03/27/2021
Richard L. Gates
Richard L. Gates
Date of Death : 03/20/2021

Richard Louis Gates, 81, of Gower, MO passed away March 20, 2021.He was born on February 14, 1940 in Craig, MO to William Louis and Lou Fern (Stephenson) Gates. In 1958, he graduated from Plattsburg High School. On August 27, 1960 he was united in marriage to Ruth Auxier. They made their home in Gower. Richard started out farming like his father had taught him. A few years later, he became an auto mechanic, which would become his profession for the rest of his life. He enjoyed coon hunting, fishing, playing cards and working in his garden. He is survived...

Funeral Service : 03/24/2021
Roy William Wyatt, Jr.
Roy William Wyatt, Jr.
Date of Death : 03/14/2021

It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of Roy William Wyatt Jr (75) on March 14, 2021. Roy left this world with his wife and daughter by his side after a short battle with cancer. He was a light in our lives that is truly impossible to summarize. In 1946, Roy was born to Alice Jester and Roy Wyatt Sr in Kansas City, KS. He was the eldest of three boys. Roy lived in the Humansville, Mo area throughout his childhood and it was during that time he developed a love for cars. Roy worked in auto sales...

Funeral Service : 03/14/2021
Kathy Hinton
Kathy Hinton
Date of Death : 03/14/2021

Kathleen Marie Hinton, 53, of Kansas City, MO passed away, March 14, 2021.She was born on June 12, 1967 in Philadelphia, PA. She grew up in Kinston, NC where she attended Christ The King Catholic School and later Roanoke Rapids, NC where she attended high school.On March 14, 1987 she was united in marriage to Guy Hinton. After their marriage, their marriage they lived in Franklinton, NC, Old Fort, NC and moved to Smithville in 2008. Guy and Kathy were foster parents for many years.She was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Kanas City. Kathy was preceded...

Funeral Service : 03/20/2021
Wallace Dean Jameson
Wallace Dean Jameson
Date of Death : 03/13/2021

Wallace Dean Jameson, 95, of St. Joseph, MO passed away, March 13, 2021.He was born on November 15, 1925 to Frank H. and Sylvia Maude (Boley) Jameson in Ford City, MO. On November 27, 1948 he was united in marriage to Velma Mae Workman. After their marriage they lived in King City and in 1960 moved to St. Joseph, MO where they made their home. His wife, Velma, preceded him in death on October 13, 2017.Dean farmed for many years and later worked for the City of St. Joseph.Dean was a member of the Community Christian Church in St. Joseph....

Funeral Service : 03/18/2021
Everett R. Bennett
Everett R. Bennett
Date of Death : 03/05/2021

The world felt a little smaller today in the wake of Everett Ray Bennett’s passing. He took his last breath quietly at 10:55pm on March 5th 2021 in the comfort of his home. We can all be so fortunate to be surrounded by those we hold dearest when our time comes. Everett, born in Saint Joseph, MO to Irene and John Bennett on June 18th 1952 lived the kind of life one might read about or watch on the big screen. With adventures to spare and a heart too large to describe, he definitely supported the idea that it’s more...

Funeral Service : 03/20/2021
Cleta Roy
Cleta Roy
Date of Death : 03/04/2021

Cleta Roy, 90, of Smithville, MO passed away March 4, 2021. She was born on December 24, 1930 to David and Beatrice (Jones) Lizar in Smithville, MO. Cleta was raised in Paradise, MO and graduated from Smithville High School. On December 29, 1948 she was united in marriage to Delk Roy. After their marriage they lived in Smithville, Leavenworth, KS, Sandstone, MN and returned to Smithville where they made their home. Delk passed away on December 30, 2018. Cleta volunteered at Spelman Memorial Hospital, enjoyed crafting and most of all she loved being a homemaker. She was also preceded in...

Funeral Service : 03/09/2021
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