Debbie Shipley, 66, of Smithville, MO passed away November 8, 2023.She was born on June 26, 1957, to Chester Willard and Helen Doris (Lash) Shipley in Liberty, MO. Debbie grew up in Smithville and attended Smithville High School. Debbie was a hard worker, had a huge heart, was willing to help whenever she could and wasn’t afraid to tell you how it was. She was a wonderful mother to her son Mickey and the best GaGa to her grandson Marcus. She was preceded in death by her parents Chester and Helen Shipley and her brother Eugene Shipley. Debbie is survived...Funeral Service : 11/16/2023
Terry Wayne McClung, 69 of Easton, MO passed away November 5, 2023.He was born on October 14, 1954, to Robert William and Janice Mary (Butler) McClung in Salem, NJ. Terry grew up in Liberty, MO and in 1973 he graduated from Liberty High School. On April 10, 1976, he was united in marriage to Kathy Chambers. After their marriage they lived in Liberty and Kansas City and in 1987 they moved to rural Easton where they made their home.Terry retired from A.M. Castle Metals in Kansas City after 40 years of service. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed being...Funeral Service : 11/10/2023
Joan N. Mainey, 87, of Kansas City, MO, was born on October 11, 1936 and passed away on October 24, 2023.Privat family inurnment at Camden Point Cemetery.Funeral Service : 10/24/2023
Visitation: Thursday, October 26, 2023 Time: 5:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. Memorial Service: 7:00 P.M. Location: Heafey Hoffman Dworak & Cutler7805 West Center Rd. Omaha, NE 68124 Celebration of Life: Thursday, October 26, 2023Time: following memorial service. Location: Joe's Duck Inn Bar 13336 Millard Ave. Omaha, NE 68137 Graveside Services: Friday, October 27, 2023Time: 4:00 P.M.- 4:30 P.M. Location: Judy’s Cemetery in Wallace, MO Celebration of Life: Friday, October 27, 2023Time: 4:30 P.M. – 12:00 A.M. Location: Dearborn Community Center 205 North Commercial Dearborn, MO 64439 ** Food will be provided**In lieu of flower the family is asking donations to...Funeral Service : 10/27/2023
Rodney VanSickle, 71, of Kansas City, MO passed away, October 21, 2023.He was born on December 1, 1952 to William Dale and Mildred Ileane (Ponting) VanSickle in Kansas City, KS. Rod grew up in the Northland and graduated from Oak Park High School. Rod made his home in Kansas City and loved hunting and fishing.He was preceded in death by his parents.Rod is survived by his brothers, Chester (Joyce) VanSickle and James VanSickle (Deanna Zerr); two nephews, Tyler (Chelsea) VanSickle and Chandler (Christina) VanSickle; great nieces and great nephew, Rogan, Millie, Bella; other relatives and many friends.The family will host...Funeral Service : 11/04/2023
Justin Curtis Stubbs passed away in Kansas City, MO on October 18, 2023, unexpectedly and to the great sorrow of his family and friends. Justin Curtis Stubbs was born to Ralph and Barbara Stubbs of Edgerton, MO on March 4, 1985 at Spelman Memorial Hospital in Smithville, MO. He was raised on the Stubbs’ family farm alongside his older sister Sara. Justin graduated from North Platte High School in 2003. When not playing sports or in school, Justin played an active role on the family farm and enjoyed spending time with his friends and family. After graduation, Justin attended the...Funeral Service : 10/23/2023
David E. Knighton, 61, of Platte City, MO formerly of Camden Point, MO passed away, October 17, 2023.He was born on January 31, 1962 to Charles and Mildred (Tinder) Knighton in North Kansas City, MO. He grew up in Platte City and graduated from Platte City High School in 1980. David then graduated from Northwest Missouri State University.In 1985 he began working for KCPL/Evergy where he recently retired. In his earlier years he enjoyed hunting with his father and brother and working tobacco with family and friends. Later in life he enjoyed cooking. He loved his children, and they were...
Janet E. (Miller) Fales, 78, of Turney, MO formerly of Smithville, MO passed away October 13,2023.She was born on July 15, 1945, to Henry Lee and Marian L. (Rupe) Miller in Edgerton, MO.Janet was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Harold Fales; her brother Don Lee Miller; her sister Mary Jo Mauzey; her granddaughters Anna Marie Wren and Elizabeth Elaine Neighbors; and her great-granddaughter Stormey Michelle Martin.She is survived by her sons Donald Wren and wife Theresa; Mark Rankin; her daughter Vicki Neighbors; grandchildren Thomas Wren, Matthew Wren and wife Madalyn, Elyssa Wren Unfred and husband Steven, Crystal...Funeral Service : 10/20/2023
Thomas (Tom) John Theisen, 65 years old, Gower, Missouri, passed away after a hard, valiant fight against cancer on Sunday, October 8, 2023, at home, surrounded by his immediate family and his 4-legged friend, Bentley.Tom was born August 7, 1958, in Sheldon, Iowa, the third of 14 children born to Ivan and Yvonne (Muller) Theisen. He attended Remsen St. Mary’s School through 8th grade. In 1976, he graduated from Marcus Community School. He went on to earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Agri-Business Management from Northwest Iowa Technical College in 1978. After high school, Tom went to work...Funeral Service : 10/19/2023
Velma Morton, 94, of Gower, MO passed away, October 7, 2023. She was born on September 26, 1929 to Charles Thomas and Lula Mae (Hensley) Morton in Ozark County, near Elijah, MO where she grew up and graduated high school.On October 1, 1946 she was united in marriage to Maurice “Buster” Morton. After their marriage they lived in Bakersfield, CA. In 1969 they moved to Ventura and in 1981 they moved to Gower. Velma loved gardening, quilting and cooking. Most of all she loved her family and was always involved in their lives. She was a former member of the...Funeral Service : 10/15/2023
Donald “Donnie” W. Summers, 73, of Lathrop, MO passed away with loved ones by his side on September 28, 2023.He was born on April 10, 1950 to Donald Rupert and Geraldine Adell (Hallmark) Summers in Smithville, MO. Donnie grew up in Smithville and graduated from Smithville High School in 1968.On November 26, 1976 he was united in marriage to Tina Collier. After their marriage they lived in Smithville and in 1997 they moved their family to the farm in Lathrop.Donnie was a third-generation farmer. He farmed with his dad, son and grandsons from Smithville to Lathrop and everywhere in between....Funeral Service : 10/06/2023
Phyllis Jamison, 88, of Platte City, MO passed away on September 24, 2023.She was born on December 16, 1934 to John Clifford and Lucille Abby (Walker) Martin in Atchison, KS. Phyllis grew up in the Atchison area where she attended school.On June 17, 1960 she was united in marriage to George A. Jamison. After their they lived in the Platte City area where they made their home.Phyllis worked for Hallmark Cards for 25 years. She loved gardening, fishing, and going to the Casino.She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Marilyn Kay Gibson; granddaughter, Kelli Knighton; grandsons, Greg Jamison...Funeral Service : 09/28/2023
Leonard Kay “LT” Musser, Jr.,75, of Gower, MO passed away September 24, 2023.He was born on November 12, 1947, to Leonard Kay, Sr. and Bessie Bernice (Reynolds) Musser in St. Joseph, MO. He grew up in Gower and in 1966 he graduated from Gower High School. On February 25, 1971, he was united in marriage to Debra Lynn Lawson. After their marriage they lived in Gower where they made their home with their daughter Rachael. Debi passed away on January 18, 1980.He delivered farm fuel and propane in the area for Frazier Oil until his retirement in 2018 after 42...Funeral Service : 09/30/2023
Billy A. Edwards, 85, of Smithville, MO, formerly of Dearborn, MO passed away September 21, 2023.He was born on September 12, 1938, to Ralph and Audrey (Boydston) Edwards in Smithville, MO. He grew up in Dearborn, MO and attended North Platte School. He then served his country in the United State Army where he was stationed in Alaska. On June 4, 1960, he was united in marriage to Emma L. “Tee” Jameson. After their marriage they lived in Dearborn where they made their home. In 2014 they moved to Smithville, MO. Tee passed away on May 12, 2016.Billy was a...Funeral Service : 09/27/2023
Randy Joe Boydston, 69, of Camden Point, MO passed away September 17, 2023.He was born on June 25, 1954, to Ernest Raymond and Lela Maxine (Wright) Boydston in St. Joseph, MO. Randy grew up on the family farm in Camden Point and graduated in 1972 from North Platte High School.On March 15, 1974, he was united in marriage to Cheryl Russell. After their marriage they lived in the Camden Point area where they made their home.Randy farmed for several years until his retirement when he went to work for Clyde Hill. Clyde taught him all he knew about dirt work...Funeral Service : 09/17/2023
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