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Jim Justus
Jim Justus
Date of Death : 08/02/2022

James Norman “Jim” Justus, 71, of Smithville, MO, passed away on August 2, 2022. He was born January 29, 1951, in Smithville, MO.Jim graduated from Smithville High School in 1969 and was a career truck driver. He was also a trained Emergency Management Technician. He had a passion for music and was the lead singer for Badlands for many years. His hobbies included building and flying model airplanes, touring the country by motorcycle and RV, watching old westerns and connecting with people across the country—and the world—on his CB and Ham radios (final sign offs have been made for Sharpshooter...

Funeral Service : 08/02/2022
Kathy French
Kathy French
Date of Death : 08/02/2022

Kathy June French, 74, of Smithville, Mo. passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her loving family on August 2, 2022. She had fought a difficult 15-month battle with ovarian cancer.Kathy was born October 20, 1947 in Excelsior Springs, Missouri to Marvin Sudbury and Norma Mae (Razer) Sudbury. She is predeceased by her parents, her two sisters and brothers-in-law, Marty (Larry) Driver, Edith (Sydney) Parks, and a nephew Richard D. Parks, all of Smithville.Kathy is survived by her husband of 53 years, Philip French of the home, a daughter Jonica (John) Merritt of Smithville and a son Lucas (Lisa)...

Funeral Service : 10/08/2022
Patricia Scott
Patricia Scott
Date of Death : 07/29/2022

Patricia Scott, 83, of Gower, MO passed away, July 29, 2022.She was born on October 15, 1938 to David James and Dorothy Margaret (Mangum) Holloway in Muskogee, OK. Pat graduated from Liberty High School.Pat was united in marriage to Kenneth Scott. He preceded her in death in 1997.She was also preceded in death by her parents and sister, Katherine Swearingen.Pat is survived by her daughters, Kim (Jack) Peck and Shari (Doug) Cornelson; four granddaughters; brother, David (Kathy) Holloway; other relatives and many friends.Visitation: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 3rd at Hixson-Klein Funeral Home, Gower.Graveside Service: 1:00 p.m. Wednesday,...

Funeral Service : 08/03/2022
Jess Alan Edwards
Jess Alan Edwards
Date of Death : 07/26/2022

Jess Alan Edwards, 96, of Smithville, MO passed away, July 26, 2022.He was born on October 1, 1925 to Clarence and Mary (Cockriel) Edwards in Platte County, MO. Jess graduated from Smithville High School.On November 11, 1945 he was united in marriage to Martha Howard. After their marriage they lived in Edgerton where they farmed and made their home. His wife, Martha, passed away, March 18, 2020. Jess farmed from the time he was a young man with his grandfather and his sons for awhile and then retired at 80. First with horses and then tractors.Jess was a member of...

Funeral Service : 07/29/2022
Brenda Bromley
Brenda Bromley
Date of Death : 07/25/2022

Brenda Sue Bromley, 64, of Easton, MO, passed away July 25, 2022.She was born on November 9, 1957, to James E. “Bud” and Betty Sue (Griffin) Keller in Cameron, MO. Brenda grew up in Easton, MO and graduated from East Buchanan High School in 1975. She received her bachelor’s degree in Education from Missouri Western State College where she was one of the last female athletes to play three sports and lettered in all three of them, volleyball, basketball and softball. Brenda later received her master’s degree from Northwest Missouri State University.Brenda retired from East Buchanan Middle School after 32...

Funeral Service : 07/30/2022
Shirley Zismer
Shirley Zismer
Date of Death : 07/25/2022

Shirley Zismer, 89, of Paradise, MO passed away, July 25, 2022. She was born on May 12, 1933 to Loren George and Evelyn Marie (Blackmoore) Bentley in Kansas City, MO. Shirley graduated from North Kansas City High School in 1952.Shirley lived in Paradise, MO where she raised her family. She worked as a cook at the Spelman Memorial Hospital in Smithville for over 20 years. Shirley was a local legend on the softball field and was known for her dominate pitching and she enjoyed playing golf. She was an artist and loved to paint and draw.Shirley was preceded in death...

Funeral Service : 08/10/2022
Ronald Rinkenbaugh
Ronald Rinkenbaugh
Date of Death : 07/23/2022

Ronald Lloyd Rinkenbaugh, 85, of Kansas City, MO passed away July 23, 2022.He was born on September 8, 1936, to Roger and Evelyn (Carpenter) Rinkenbaugh in Richmond, MO. Ron grew up in Kanas City and graduated from East High School and attended Maple Woods Community College. He served his country in the United States Air Force. On September 4, 1965, he was united in marriage to Janet Louise Breig. After their marriage they lived in Kansas City where they made their home.Ron worked as a fireman for the railroad and later retired as an inspector from TWA/American Airlines after 30+...

Funeral Service : 08/18/2022
Nancy Crawford
Nancy Crawford
Date of Death : 07/21/2022

Nancy Lee (Jones) Crawford, 73, passed away July 21, 2022. She was born August 16, 1948, in Kansas City, Missouri, to Raymond G. and Nanie L. Jones. She was married to Will Crawford on February 5, 1968.Nancy enjoyed being a homemaker while her children were in school and worked varied jobs in the years that followed. She enjoyed traveling with her family, particularly as navigator in a motorhome (unless she had to navigate over a tall bridge).She was known to combine their vacations with her love of genealogy, looking at courthouse records in places they visited. Nancy was an early...

Funeral Service : 07/21/2022
John Kenton Shea
John Kenton Shea
Date of Death : 07/20/2022

John Kenton Shea, 34, of Stewartsville, MO passed way July 20, 2022.He was born on September 29, 1987, to John M. and Kathy (Schwarz) Shea. He was perfect in our eyes. Kenton graduated from Bishop LeBlond High School in 2006 and attended Mineral Area College (MAC) where he graduated with an associate’s degree in Fire Science. On May 2, 2009, he married Jessica. He loved life, he loved his wife Jessica. Together they had two beautiful children Donna and Levi. They are loved. Donna will always be daddy’s girl. He died doing what he loved doing, driving his vroom as...

Funeral Service : 07/25/2022
Donna McCullock
Donna McCullock
Date of Death : 07/12/2022

Donna McCulloch, 85, of St. Joseph, MO passed away, July 12, 2022.She was born on September 10, 1936 to Everett and Audrey (Key) Burton in St. Joseph, MO. Donna grew up in St. Joseph and graduated from Benton High School. On July 21, 1988 she was united in marriage to Jim McCulloch. After their marriage they lived in St. Joseph where they made their home. Donna was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in St. Joseph where she served on the Stewardship Board and was the choir director. She was a member of the Sweet Adelines for 37 years....

Funeral Service : 07/16/2022
Myrna Peck
Myrna Peck
Date of Death : 07/08/2022

Myrna Peck, 66, of Dekalb, MO passed away, July 8, 2022.She was born on December 31, 1955 to John Robert and Myrna Clestine (Frakes) Peck in Atchison, KS. She grew up near DeKalb and graduated in 1974 from DeKalb High School. Myrna lived around DeKalb all her life. She worked at TG&Y for 10 years and for CD Smith Drug Company for 17 years both in St. Joseph, MO. Myrna later worked for several restaurants including Farris Truck in Faucett, MO. She was a member of the Sugar Creek Christian Church. Myrna loved horses, dogs, cats and all other animals.Myrna...

Funeral Service : 07/08/2022
Steve Wade
Steve Wade
Date of Death : 07/07/2022

Steven Lee Wade, 69 of Smithville, MO, passed away, Thursday, July 7, 2022.He was born on December 27, 1952, to Vernon Dwight Wade and Betty Jean (Wuttke) Wade in Excelsior Springs, MO. He grew up in Smithville and graduated from Smithville High School. Steve served his country in the United States Air Force.On June 28, 1985, he was united in marriage to Lisa Marie Brown. After their marriage in Kansas City, MO and later Liberty, MO where they made their home.Steve owned Pro Landscaping/Liquid Sod. He enjoyed his dune buggy, mushroom hunting and watching birds. Steve was always willing to...

Funeral Service : 07/09/2022
Shirley M. Schuster
Shirley M. Schuster
Date of Death : 07/02/2022

Shirley M. Schuster, 95, of Gower, MO passed away July 2, 2022.She was born on March 12, 1927 to Raphael E. and Jimmie Lou (Ransdell) Jackson in Easton, MO. Shirley was raised in Gower and in 1945, she graduated from Gower High School.On July 3, 1948, she was united in marriage to Waldo Everett Schuster. After their marriage they lived in Gower where they made their home. Waldo passed away on August 21, 2004.Shirley was a talented artist and loved to dance. She is survived by her sons Dr. Steven D. Schuster and wife Joyce and John E. Schuster; grandsons...

Funeral Service : 07/02/2022
Chris Turner
Chris Turner
Date of Death : 07/01/2022

Augustus Christopher Turner, 77, of Kansas City, MO passed away, July 1, 2022.He was born on June 21, 1945 in Clarksdale, Mississippi. He grew up and attended school in Kansas City, MO. Chris then served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.On April 12, 1986 he was united in marriage to Pridgett Moody. After their marriage they lived in Kansas City where they made their home.Chris was a driver for the Metro KCATA for over 20 years. He enjoyed shooting pool, fishing and barbequing. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, and two sisters.Chris...

Funeral Service : 07/11/2022
Jesse Allen
Jesse Allen
Date of Death : 07/01/2022

Jesse James Allen, 36, of Joplin, MO formerly of Smithville, MO passed away July 1, 2022.He was born in Whitter, CA and lived in California, Arkansas and later moved to Missouri.He was preceded in death by his grandparents Donald and Mary Stubbs, his father Ray Allen and his brother Nic Allen.Jesse is survived by his mother, Carol Broderick and husband Bren; his wife Amanda Allen; his son JR and his daughter Bella and her mother Ashley.  Graveside Service will be held at Camden Point Cemetery.Arrangements, Hixson-Klein Funeral Home.

Funeral Service : 07/01/2022
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