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Joseph O. Swafford
Joseph O. Swafford
Date of Death : 06/20/2017

Joseph O. Swafford, 92, of Platte City, MO passed away Tuesday, June 20, 2017. He was born on June 15, 1925 to Oscar and Hazel (Graham) Swafford in Richmond, MO where he resided and attended school until he entered the CCC’s work force. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor in December 1941 at the age of 17, he enlisted in the US Army Air Corps in 1942. He was a gunner, stationed in England and he flew 65 missions, four were on D-Day, June 6, 1944 with the 416th Bomber Group. He earned 2 Bronze Stars, the Purple Heart and...

Funeral Service : 06/20/2017
Patricia Halstead
Patricia Halstead
Date of Death : 06/18/2017

Patricia Halstead, 71, of Smithville, MO passed away, Sunday, June 18, 2017. She was born on May 4, 1946 to John and Jean (Selsor) Ambro in Kansas City, MO. She graduated from Northeast High School in Kansas City in 1964. In 1968 she married Steve Halstead, they lived in Kansas City. Pat later moved to Gower, and lastly resided in Smithville. Pat worked for over 20 years at University of Health Sciences in Kansas City and retired from Two Rivers Hospital. She attended Budd Park Christian Church in Kansas City. She was a lifetime member of the Northeast Alumni Association....

Funeral Service : 06/23/2017
William "Bill" Dean Wright
William "Bill" Dean Wright
Date of Death : 06/16/2017

William Dean Wright 73, of Platte City, MO passed away June 16, 2017. He was born April 30, 1944 to Eugene Miranda and Esther Lee (Turner) Wright in Bend, OR. Bill grew up in Platte County graduated from Platte City High School. He then received his Bachelor’s Degree in Education from University of Kansas in 1966. Bill served his county in the US Army during the Vietnam War. On September 5, 1965, he was united in marriage to Kathy Holt. After their marriage, they lived in Platte County where they made their home. Bill was a lifelong farmer and also...

Funeral Service : 06/21/2017
Charles "Mike" Williamson
Charles "Mike" Williamson
Date of Death : 06/09/2017

Charles “Mike” Williamson, 66, of Osceola, MO, formerly of Dearborn, MO passed away, June 9, 2017. He was born December 11, 1951 to Harry Darby “Chuck” and Frances Ethel (Starr) Williamson in Kansas City, MO. At theage of 16 Mike joined Matt and Charlotte King and their family. Mike served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War, and later served in the U.S. Army. After his honorable discharge Mike lived in the Dearborn area, and in 2007 moved to Osceola where he made his home. Mike worked at the Kansas State Penitentiary in Lansing, KS and...

Funeral Service : 06/18/2017
Harry "Skip" Cunningham
Harry "Skip" Cunningham
Date of Death : 06/04/2017

Harry “Skip” Cunningham III, 55, of Edgerton, MO passed away June 4, 2017. He was born on June 11, 1961 to Harry Cunningham II and Frances V. (Hunt) Cunningham in Toledo, OH where he grew up and attended Waite High School. Skip served is country in the US Army with the Military Police, retiring in 1998. On December 3, 1982, he was united in marriage to Stephanie Joy King. After their marriage, they lived in various places during his military career. After his retirementthey moved to Edgerton, MO where they made their home. Skip also worked for St. Luke’s and...

Funeral Service : 06/10/2017
Marilyn Sue Mesa
Marilyn Sue Mesa
Date of Death : 05/24/2017

Marilyn Sue Mesa, 76, of Kansas City, MO passed away Wednesday, May 24, 2017. She was born on June 26, 1940 to Clifton Dallas and Margaret Lavona (Allnutt) Blankenship in Buchanan County, MO. Sue grew up in rural Edgerton and graduated from Edgerton High School. On December 14, 1967, she was united in marriage to Robert Mesa. After their marriage, they lived in Kansas City, where they made their home. Sue worked for various doctors in the Kansas City area for 43 years. Sue was a member of the St. Charles Borromeo Parish in Kansas City. She was a loving...

Funeral Service : 05/28/2017
Charlie Lamb
Charlie Lamb
Date of Death : 05/23/2017

Charlie Lamb, 66, of Trimble, MO formerly of Smithville, passed away Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at his home. He was born on October 12, 1950 to Charles Albert Lamb and Dorothy White in Wagram, NC. Charlie grew up in Smithville and graduated from Smithville High School in 1968. Charlie owned and operated Lambco Enterprises, LLC for many years. He loved being with his children and especially his grandchildren. He enjoyed hunting and being outdoors and loved riding and travelling on his motorcycles with friends. Charlie was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy White; step-mother, Vita Lamb; grandparents, Ellis and...

Funeral Service : 05/26/2017
Janette (Beery) Allgaier
Janette (Beery) Allgaier
Date of Death : 05/18/2017

Janette Allgaier, 81, of Plattsburg, MO formerly of Gower, MO peacefully went to her heavenly home on Thursday, May 18, 2017.She was born on May 5, 1936 to Charles Raymond and Gladys (Gibson) Beery in Gower, MO. She grew up in Gower and graduated from Gower High School in 1954 and Columbia College in 1956.She married her high school sweetheart, Joseph “Joe” Allen Allgaier on October 6, 1956 in Easton, MO. After their marriage, they made their home in Platte Woods and later returned to their home town ofGower, eventually retiring in Plattsburg. Her husband, Joe, passed away, July 31,...

Funeral Service : 05/22/2017
Charles Eugene West
Charles Eugene West
Date of Death : 05/16/2017

Charles Eugene West, 89, of Smithville, MO passed away Tuesday, May 16, 2017. He was born on September 22, 1927 to David McTeer and Ethel Elnora (Mayes) West in Vinita, Oklahoma. Charles grew up and attended school in Independence, Missouri. He served his country in the US Marine Corps during WWII. After his honorable discharge, he lived in Kansas City, MO. On June 6, 1972, he was united in marriage to Joyce Budine. After their marriage, they lived in Kansas City and in 1992 they moved to Smithville where they made their home. Charles was a truck driver for Arkansas...

Funeral Service : 05/16/2017
LaUna (Wrinkle) Hass
LaUna (Wrinkle) Hass
Date of Death : 05/15/2017

LaUna Hass (born Wrinkle) of Grant City, MO (formerly of Platte City, MO), was born October 2, 1928 in Preston, MO and passed peacefully on May 15, 2017 at the ageof 88 after declining in health over the past year. She resided at Orilla’s Way of Grant City, MO where she was lovingly cared for and pampered. Ticky (as she was known to all) was a formidable force and could be counted on to enliven any event. She is survived by her loving husband, Carl Hass, Jr., after being married for 39 years. In addition, she leaves a big family...

Funeral Service : 05/19/2017
Theresa I. Blair
Theresa I. Blair
Date of Death : 05/10/2017

Theresa I. Blair, 78, of St. Joseph, MO formerly of Gower, passed away, May 10, 2017. She was born on April 23, 1939 to Chester Dale and Mary Lorraine (Jensen) Gore in San Antonio, TX. She grew up andattended school in Hiawatha, KS. Theresa was a cook at the Gower Convalescent Center and the Correctional Facilty in St.Joseph. She loved spending time with her family especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Theresa enjoyed knitting and Sudoku. She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters, Alma Jo Wharton, Connie Jo Gordon, Alice Trueblood, brother Warren Gordon, and step son Barton Blair....

Funeral Service : 05/13/2017
David Lenn Legaard
David Lenn Legaard
Date of Death : 05/06/2017

David Lenn Legaard, 69, of Smithville, MO passed away, May 6, 2017 at his home. He was born on December 6, 1947 to Ole N. Legaard and Coy C. (Duncan) Legaard in Bethany, MO. David grew up on a farm west of Mt. Moriah, MO and attended Mt. Moriah High School. His parents instilled the importance of furthering his education. He attended Northwest Missouri University and received his B.S. with a double degree in Biology and Agriculture, then his Master’s in Education. Later he attended the University of Columbia and received his Specialist and Doctorate in Education. His love of...

Funeral Service : 05/13/2017
Clifford R. McKee
Clifford R. McKee
Date of Death : 05/04/2017

Clifford McKee, 71, of Gower, MO formerly of Hamilton, MO passed away May 4, 2017 at his home under the care of hospice after many years of suffering from his exposure to agent orange. He was born on February 27, 1946 to Ray Ammon and Bertha LaVeta (Cole) McKee near Hamilton, MO. Clifford attended Hamilton Schools and graduated from Penney High School in 1964. Upon his graduation, he was employed at Farmers Produce and Grain in Hamilton as a truck driver. He was a Vietnam Veteran having served in theUS Army. On October 28, 1967, he married Martha Ann Whitacre....

Funeral Service : 05/13/2017
Paislee Mae Domino
Paislee Mae Domino
Date of Death : 05/04/2017

Paislee Mae Domino, 2, of Kansas City, was born on April 11, 2015 and passed away May 4, 2017. She was diagnosed on June 27, 2016 with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. She never let cancer kick her down. She endured 6 rounds of chemotherapy and never missed a beat. she was so full of life. Her favorite activities were dancing, playing on the trampoline, riding her power wheels, going on walks, doing crafts and reading books. Paislee is survived by her father and mother Jason and Janee Domino; brothers Michael and Matthew Domino; grandparents Cindy and Robert Hadley, Merrie Domino and...

Funeral Service : 05/30/2017
Joyce Clark Denton
Joyce Clark Denton
Date of Death : 05/03/2017

Joyce Clark Denton, 80, of Marianna formerly of Smithville, MO, died Wednesday May 3, 2017 in Marianna.Joyce was born August 12,1936 in Marianna where she graduated from Marianna High School in the class of 1954. After graduation Joyce married Robert Denton and they returned to his home state of Kansas. The Denton’s moved to Smithville, MO in 1969. Joyce worked at Kansas City International Airport for a number of years, volunteered at the Truman Medical Center and other organizations. She was a member of the Smithville First Baptist Church. In memory of her former husband, Joyce and her daughter Courtney...

Funeral Service : 05/09/2017
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