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Bill Starnes
Bill Starnes
Date of Death : 09/26/2020

William Donald “Bill” Starnes, 91 of Smithville, MO passed away Saturday, September 26, 2020. He was born on May 26, 1929 to Robert Grady and Myrtle Vadis (Mayes) Starnes in Slant, Virginia where he grew up and graduated from Rye Cove High School. Bill served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War and was honorably discharged in 1954.On December 20, 1952 he was united in marriage to Margaret Wood. After their marriage they lived in Smithville, MO where they made their home. Margaret passed away on February 9, 2019.Bill was a member of the Smithville United Methodist...

Funeral Service : 09/30/2020
Mary Ann Clark
Mary Ann Clark
Date of Death : 09/23/2020

Mary Ann Clark, 77, of Lee’s Summit, MO formerly of Gower, MO passed away September 23, 2020. She was born on January 31, 1943 to Robert Francis and Mary Louisa (Smith) Shumate. Mary Ann graduated from North East High School, in Kansas City, MO. On October 6, 1962 she was united in marriage to Dennis P. Clark. After their marriage they lived in Kansas City and in 1972 they moved to Gower, MO where they made their home. Dennis passed away on June 27, 2003. Mary Ann enjoyed painting, sewing, and doing puzzles. She was preceded in death by her...

Funeral Service : 09/23/2020
Timothy M. DeMartino
Timothy M. DeMartino
Date of Death : 09/23/2020

Timothy Michael DeMartino, 39, of Smithville, MO, formerly of St. Louis, MO passed away September 23, 2020.He was born on November 3, 1980 in Mineola, NY and grew up in St. Louis, Missouri and attended Parkway South High. On November 8, 2008, he was united in marriage to Melinda Berry. After their marriage they lived in St. Louis and in 2019 they moved to Smithville, MO. They shared 15 wonderful years together.Tim worked as inventory specialist at Home Depot. He attended the Tabernacle church in Trimble, MO. He was an avid baseball fan and loved the St. Louis Cardinals. He...

Funeral Service : 10/02/2020
Ron Nelson
Ron Nelson
Date of Death : 09/18/2020

Ronald Kyle Nelson entered this world on May 26, 1959 and departed it on his own terms on September 18, 2020. He was born in Herculaneum, Missouri, the son of Ray and Beverly Nelson. To his friends and family he was affectionately known as Pork Chops. A life long resident of the Platte County area, Ron graduated from North Platte High School at Dearborn, Missouri in 1977, where he anchored the defensive line for the Panthers, earning Honorable Mention All-Conference honors as a nose tackle in his senior year. He went on to obtain his bachelors degree in Criminal Justice...

Funeral Service : 09/18/2020
JoAnne Bower
JoAnne Bower
Date of Death : 09/16/2020

JoAnne (Beltramo) Bower, 87, of Easton, MO, passed away peacefully September 16, 2020 at the Gower Convalescent Center in Gower, MO.JoAnne was born on July 1, 1933 in Bevier, MO, the daughter of Pete and Albina (Trucano) Beltramo. After graduating high school at the age of 16, she moved to St. Joseph, MO where she completed 3 years of nursing training at the St. Joseph’s School of Nursing and along with her diploma, received an award for attaining the highest average in her class. During her time in nursing school, she met Dale Bower and they were later united in...

Funeral Service : 09/25/2020
Alex Malott
Alex Malott
Date of Death : 09/12/2020

Alex Malott, 32, of St. Joseph, MO passed away, Saturday, September 12, 2020.He was born on May 3, 1988 to Ace and Barbara (Greene) Malott in St. Joseph, MO. Alex grew up in St. Joseph and graduated from Lafayette High School.Alex was a member of the Carpenter’s Union Local 110 in St. Joseph. He was a professional motocross racer and loved the sport. Alex got his first motorcycle when he was three and competed in his first race when he was 7. He traveled nationwide competing almost every weekend.He was preceded in death by his grandparents; his aunt, Beth Best;...

Funeral Service : 09/16/2020
Bob Ruoff
Bob Ruoff
Date of Death : 09/11/2020

Harold Robert “Bob” Ruoff, Sr., 102, of Stewartsville, MO, passed away September 11, 2020. He was born on March 31, 1918 to Herman E. and Anna H. (Blosser) Ruoff in Easton, MO where he grew up and attended school. Bob served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII. On September 10, 1949, he was united in marriage to Claretta “Katie” Hanway. After their marriage they lived in Easton, Plattsburg, Gower and lastly Stewartsville where they made their home. Katie passed away on September 21, 2009. Bob was a longtime member of San Antonio Christian Church, he attended Bethany Christian...

Funeral Service : 09/14/2020
Denise Wildberger
Denise Wildberger
Date of Death : 09/09/2020

Denise Wildberger, 62, of Gower, MO passed away, September 9, 2020.She was born on February 16, 1958 to Gerald Arthur and Darlene Mae (Lesher) Sowers in Atchison, KS. Denise grew up in Atchison and graduated from Atchison High School.On September 30, 1977 she was united in marriage to Roger Paul Wildberger. After their marriage they lived in Kansas City and later made their home in Gower. Denise was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed music, singing, reading and listening to audio books. She was preceded in death by her parents.Denise is survived by her husband, Roger; children, Rachel...

Funeral Service : 09/09/2020
Larry L. Gray
Larry L. Gray
Date of Death : 09/08/2020

Larry Lloyd Gray, 76 of Easton, MO passed away September 8, 2020.He was born on September 27, 1943 to Lloyd Mark and Leota Mae (Anderson) Gray in Buchanan County. Larry graduated from Easton High School in 1961.On March 30, 1962 he was united in marriage to Eva Lorene Coffey. After their marriage they lived in the Easton area where they made their home. Larry was a homebuilder in the area and was co-owner of GMG Construction in the community for many years retiring in 2004. He loved watching his grandchildren play sports, the Chiefs, Royals and most of all the...

Funeral Service : 09/12/2020
Maxine Pichelman
Maxine Pichelman
Date of Death : 09/07/2020

Maxine Pichelman, 85, of Edgerton, MO passed away, September 7, 2020.She was born on March 9, 1935 to Raymond Lester and Violet Juanita (Burns) Haun near Fairfax, MO. She grew up near Fairfax and graduated from Fairfax High School in 1953.Maxine worked at TWA at the KCI airport for many years.She was a member of the Edgerton Christian Church.Maxine enjoyed gardening, cooking, her dogs and most of all being around family, friends, and grandchildren.Maxine was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bob Pichelman; brother, Donald Lee Haun; and sister, Mary Taylor; grandson, Michael Wells.She is survived by her son,...

Funeral Service : 09/11/2020
Irvin "Bud" Reineke
Irvin "Bud" Reineke
Date of Death : 09/06/2020

Irvin Guy (“Bud”) Reineke, formerly of Platte City, Missouri, passed away September 6, 2020 at The Gardens at Barry Road, Kansas City, Missouri. He was 92 years of age. Irvin was born in Gashland, Missouri, on December 12, 1927, to Walter Reineke and Geneva Belle (Miller) Reineke. He graduated from Platte City High School, where he competed in track, football and basketball.Irvin was a veteran of World War II. He served in the US Army, in Tokyo, Japan, as a member of General MacArthur’s Honor Guard. On October 25, 1951, Irvin was united in marriage to Elsie Maye Lamar, in...

Funeral Service : 09/06/2020
Mike Loker
Mike Loker
Date of Death : 09/02/2020

Mike Loker, of Smithville, MO passed away, September 2, 2020.He was born on December 27, 1960 in Omaha, Nebraska. Mike grew up in the Kansas City area and graduated from Kearney High School.Mike worked for Harley Davidson for over 20 years. Mike loved to fish, drink beer, watch sports, and never left home without his bandana.Mike was preceded in death by Lee Loker, his father, Jeffrey Loker and his sister, Kathi Simpson. He is survived by his daughters, Erin Loker and Bethany Loker; mother, Sallie Reynolds; sister, Toni Loker; and brother, Evan Loker; other relatives and many friends. Memorial Service:...

Funeral Service : 09/10/2020
Beverly Wiley
Beverly Wiley
Date of Death : 09/01/2020

Beverly Wiley, 81 of Gower, MO formerly of St. Joseph, MO passed away, Tuesday, September 1, 2020.She was born on September 5, 1938 to Perry H. and Hellen (Williams) Frederick in St. Joseph, MO. Beverly grew up and attended school in St. Joseph.On October 27, 1956 Beverly married the love of her life, Burl Franklin Wiley. Beverly was a wise and loving mother, devoted wife, she was a great sister, and loved all her grandchildren with all of her heart. The highlight of her day was to see her grandchildren. Beverly loved to sew and quilt. She and Burl enjoyed...

Funeral Service : 09/04/2020
Audrey A. Tygart
Audrey A. Tygart
Date of Death : 09/01/2020

Audrey A. Tygart, 91, of Smithville, MO passed from this earth and met Jesus in person on September 1, 2020 surrounded by his children, his sweetheart Marva and hospice workers.He was born on June 26, 1929 in rural Warrensburg, MO to Thomas Logan and Ethel Lena (Fosnow) Tygart. Audrey served his country in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Korea. After his honorable discharge he returned to Warrensburg. In 1955 he moved to the Kansas City, MO area and in 1996 he moved to Smithville, MO.Audrey worked for American Bakeries in North Kansas City as the Director of the...

Funeral Service : 09/05/2020
Theresa Baber
Theresa Baber
Date of Death : 08/26/2020

Theresa Baber, 65, of Smithville, MO passed away August 26, 2020.She was born on March 19, 1955 to Lyle Edgar and Lizzie Mae (Herdman) Stapleton in Smithville, MO. Theresa was raised by her grandparents Henry and Doll Herdman in Ridgley and in 1973 she graduated from North Platte High School. Theresa worked for the postal service for several years. She was married to Adrian Baber and they had two sons Nathan and Caleb Baber. Teresa enjoyed doing crafts and loved spending time with her two granddaughters Elora and Evie. She was preceded in death by parents Lyle Edgar Stapleton and...

Funeral Service : 08/30/2020
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