Betty Davis, 86, of Smithville, MO passed away, December 8, 2023.She was born on October 13, 1938 to Tom and Ruth Vyrostek. Betty grew up in Gallatin and graduated from Gallatin High School.In August 1962 she was united in marriage to Harry N. Davis. After their marriage they lived in Kansas City, and in 1967 moved to Smithville where they made their home. Her husband, Harry, preceded her in death on February 13, 2007.Betty was an active member of the Smithville United Methodist Church for many years. She loved her cats and most of all spending time with her grandchildren.She...Funeral Service : 12/13/2023
James William Newman, Jr., 97, of Smithville, MO passed away December 7, 2023.He was born on August 13, 1926, to James W. and Jessie R. (Johnson) Newman in Edgerton, MO. James grew up and attended school in the Paradise and Trimble area. He was an over the road truck driver and retired at the age of 84. He loved to mow and keep up his yard, which he did up through this last summer. James was preceded in death by his parents and 2 sisters.He is survived by his children Geneva Hagar and husband Kenny, Linda Hagar and husband Mike,...Funeral Service : 12/07/2023
Alfred "Big A" Morgan, 68, of Waverly Missouri, formerly of Plattsburg Missouri passed away December 7th, 2023.He was born September 23, 1955 to Lester Asbury and Helen Faye (Murray) Morgan in St Joseph Missouri, but grew up in Plattsburg, where he attended Plattsburg schools. And he did a short stint in the military.He was self-employed working on cars and doing other odd jobs. He loved fishing, mushroom hunting and spending good times with family and friends.He was preceded in death by his parents Lester and Helen Faye Morgan; his second wife, Nancy; two brothers, Herman Lewis Morgan and Richard Marvin...Funeral Service : 12/13/2023
Marion “Mick” Francis Mick, 78, of Plattsburg, MO passed away December 4, 2023.He was born July 31, 1945, to Oswald “Ozzie” and Lorraine (Taylor) Mick in Plattsburg, MO where he grew up and graduated from Plattsburg High School. He then served his county in the United States Navy.On February 11, 1985, he was united in marriage to Peggy (Manus) Rawlings. After their marriage they lived in Plattsburg where they made their home. Peggy passed away on December 18, 2015. Mick was an over the road truck driver and later drove a school bus for the Plattsburg School District. He enjoyed...Funeral Service : 12/07/2023
John Williams, 88, of Gower, MO, passed away, December 2, 2023.He was born on March 10, 1935 to Dave Coleman and Grace Pearl (Southard) Williams in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma. He served his country in the U.S. Army.On August 9, 1982 he was united in marriage Gloria (Thompson) Ransdell. After their marriage they lived in Gower where they made their home.John was a mechanic for Boeing and retired from TWA/American Airlines with over 50 years of service. He was the great storyteller of the family. John loved his job at TWA was an OU Sooners Fan. He loved playing basketball and...Funeral Service : 12/07/2023
Murray Edward Houghtaling, 74, of Smithville, MO passed away December 2, 2023.Murray, also known as “Dutch”, was born on January 14, 1949 to Murry and Peggy Sue (Pack) Houghtaling in Tulare, California. Dutch grew up in California and later served his country in the United State Marine Corps. In 1984, Dutch was united in marriage to Norma Jean Sperry and 2005, they moved to Smithville, MO where they made their home. He was a Mason and belonged to the Scottish Rites. Dutch was well loved and well known in Smithville and will be missed dearly.He was preceded in death by...Funeral Service : 12/02/2023
Viva Vernell “Sam” Pierson, 89, of St. Joseph, MO passed away November 28, 2023.She was born on August 8, 1934, to Virgil Van Buren and Martha Elizabeth (Roberts) Hawkins in St. Joseph, MO where she grew up and graduated from Benton High School. Sam enjoyed writing, published 7 books and loved spending money on her grandchildren. She was preceded in death her husband’s Edwin M. Dwyer and Jack L. Pierson; her parents Virgil and Martha Hawkins; her brothers Billy Hawkins, Cecil Hawkins and Marvin Hawkins; and her sisters Erma Bennett and Donna Searcy.Sam is survived by her son David Dwyer...Funeral Service : 11/28/2023
Darin Klusman, 57, of Smithville, MO passed away, November 28, 2023 at his home.He was born on July 1, 1966 in Smithville, MO where he grew up and attended school. Darin enjoyed cooking, racing RC Cars, and football. He was a Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers Fan. Music was an important part of his life and loved playing drums.He was preceded in death by his grandparents.Darin is survived by his mother, Jane Driver, of the home; father, Alvin Klusman, Jr of Kearney, MO; siblings, Danna Klusman, Dawn Andrus, Dee Ann Claus, Daniel Klusman, Doug Klusman, and Desri King; and brothers...Funeral Service : 12/02/2023
Rosa Mae Gardner, 97, of Dearborn, MO passed away November 27, 2023. She was born on April 6, 1926, to Charles E. and Eliza Elizabeth (Evans) Short in Greenwood, MO. Rosa grew up and attended school in Pleasant Hill, MO. She married Fred W. Gardner and they made their home in Dearborn. Fred passed away in 2001.Rosa drove a school bus for the North Platte School District before working in the restaurant at the Holiday Inn by the airport in Kansas City for many years. She later worked at the Gower Convalescent Center where she everyone’s “Granny” until she had...Funeral Service : 11/30/2023
Cynthia Fisher, 62, of Ferrelview, MO passed away, November 27, 2023 at her home.She was born on November 12, 1961 to William and Verna Holcomb in Houston, Texas.She is survived by her sons, Truman Terry and Trevor Terry; significant other, James Lance; of the home.The family will be hosting a service at a later date at the Ferrelview Christian Church.
Mary Lou Moss, aged 91, peacefully passed away on Friday, November 24, 2023. She was born on June 22, 1932 to Cecil L. and Jennie Mae (Muse) Windsor in Faucett, MO. Mary Lou's life was a tapestry of love, adventure, and community spirit. In 1950, she married William C. Moss and together they built a life on a farm outside Stewartsville, Missouri, raising their three sons. Mary Lou's zest for life shone through her veracious travels, which included cruising to Alaska, exploring the vibrant streets of New York City and Washington D.C, and cherished vacations with her sons and grandchildren....Funeral Service : 11/28/2023
Angela Kay Bisel, 48, of Smithville, MO formerly of Aurora, CO passed away November 21, 2023.She was born on July 19, 1975, to David Coleman and Carol Anne (Myrvold) Roy at the Navy Hospital in Guam. She graduated from Burleson High School, in Bruleson, TX in 1993 and in 1995 she received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland.Angela was married for 22 years, Bryan Bisel. While living in Aurora she worked as a controller for multiple large restaurant chains. She loved baking, cooking and hosting large events. Angela was a free spirit who enjoyed living her life on...Funeral Service : 11/21/2023
James Floyd Creal, 94, of Edgerton, MO passed away, November 20, 2023. He was born on June 13, 1929 to Lewis Floyd and Marie (Horn) Creal in St. Joseph, MO. He grew up in Edgerton, MO and Wichita, KS and graduated from high school in Wichita, KS. He then served his country in the U.S. Navy. After his honorable discharge in 1950 he first settled in Bakersfield, CA, and later in Visalia, CA. While living in California he first worked for Carnation Dairy. He then became a manager for an office that rented/sold equipment mostly used for farming and irrigation....Funeral Service : 11/27/2023
William "Bill" Frank Warren died at the age of 78, on November 8, 2023 in Kansas City, MO. He was born to Fred and Edna (Detring) Warren on December 28, 1944 in Fruita, CO. He had two younger brothers, Bobby and Tom. Bill was an active Boy Scout for a number of years during his childhood and belonged to the Future Farmers of America in high school. His high school summers were spent farming with family and friends, and this seeded his lifelong interest in machinery. Bill was an Army veteran. He graduated from Fruita High School in June of...Funeral Service : 11/18/2023
Marva Kay Stuart, 86, of Smithville, MO passed away, November 8, 2023.She was born on March 20, 1937, to Amos Melvin and Goldie Ethel (Chapman) Wolf in Guilford, MO where she grew up and graduated from South Nodaway High School.On September 3, 1955, she was united in marriage to James Truman Stuart. After their marriage they lived in St. Joseph, MO, Kansas City, MO and in 1973 they moved to Smithville where they made their home. Her husband, Jim, passed away on May 27, 2010.Marva loved playing softball, bowling, was an avid sports fan and enjoyed attending Opry Shows. She...Funeral Service : 11/14/2023
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