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Todd Danuser
Todd Danuser
Date of Death : 12/20/2022

Todd John Danuser, 55, of Smithville, MO passed away at his home in Smithville on December 20, 2022, on his birthday.He was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on December 20, 1967 to Thomas Danuser and Janet Carroll. Todd grew up in Rapid River, Michigan and attended special education classes in Escanaba , Michigan. After graduated, he worked in the wood shop at Lakestates Recycling Plant in Escanaba, Michigan for 20 years. In 2012, Todd and his mother Janet moved to Smithville, MO to be closer to his brother Tim.Todd was a member of the First Christian Church in Smithville where he...

Funeral Service : 01/03/2023
LaVaughn Ray
LaVaughn Ray
Date of Death : 12/18/2022

LaVaughn Ray, 94, of St. Joseph, MO passed away, December 18, 2022.She was born December 18, 1928 to Ray and Goldie (Davis) Dwyer in Chinook, Montana. LaVaughn graduated from Central High School and later graduated from St Joseph Junior College in 1948.On September 3, 1948 she was united in marriage to Gerald Ray. After their marriage they lived in St. Joseph where they made their home for 61 years. Together they built Colony House Furniture and owned and operated it for many years. Her husband, Gerald, passed away, January 2009.LaVaughn was a member of the Wyatt Park Baptist Church. She...

Funeral Service : 01/21/2023
Albert L. "JR" Srite, Jr.
Albert L. "JR" Srite, Jr.
Date of Death : 12/17/2022

Albert L. “JR” Srite, Jr. 76, of Gower, MO passed away, December 17, 2022.Celebration of Life will be March 2, 2023 at Hixson-Klein Funeral Home in Gower, MO

Funeral Service : 03/02/2023
Joe Kyle
Joe Kyle
Date of Death : 12/17/2022

Joe Kyle, 65 of Gladstone, MO passed away Saturday, December 17, 2022. He was born on December 30, 1956, to Robert Hale and Bonnie June (Jameson) Kyle in Smithville, MO. Joe grew up in Dearborn, MO and graduated from North Platte High School. On September 24, 1988, he was united in marriage to Jinny. After their marriage they lived in Gladstone, MO where they made their home with their daughter Kristi. Joe worked as a trim carpenter and could build anything you could dream of. He was a member of the Shriners Director Staff for several years. His hobbies included...

Funeral Service : 12/27/2022
Dorothy LaFollette
Dorothy LaFollette
Date of Death : 12/15/2022

Dorothy Delores LaFollette 91, of St. Joseph, MO, passed away December 15, 2022.She was born on March 22, 1931, to Curtis Albert and Grace Louise (Hamilton) Ramsden in Fort Dodge, IA where she grew up. The family moved to Glendale, California and Dorothy graduated from Hoover High School in Glendale, California. On April 23, 1951, she was united in marriage to Jerry Allen LaFollette. After their marriage they lived in Pullman, WA and in 1960 they moved to St. Joseph, where they made their home. Dr. Jerry passed away on June 15, 2006. Dorothy worked for Franciscan Pottery in California....

Funeral Service : 12/21/2022
Sharon Jones
Sharon Jones
Date of Death : 12/14/2022

Sharon Jones, 79 of Smithville, MO passed away December 14, 2022.She was born on June 14, 1943, to Howard Allen and Alice Lucille (Moore) Taylor in Smithville, MO where she grew up and graduated from Smithville High School.Sharon married Walter Jones. They lived in rural Smithville where they raised their three children and shared their home and heart with numerous foster children of which many remain family today.She retired from Clay County Savings and Loan Bank in Smithville after over 30 years of service. Sharon was a member of the Kiwanis and loved serving her community. She loved to garden...

Funeral Service : 12/20/2022
Gary Montgomery
Gary Montgomery
Date of Death : 12/13/2022

Gary Wayne Montgomery, 79, of Kansas City, MO passed away, December 13, 2022.He was born June 24, 1943 to John Siegel and Virginia Martha (Poage) Montgomery, in Smithville, MO. Gary grew up in Smithville and graduated from Smithville High School in 1961.He met the love of his life at Hallmark Cards and was united in marriage to Charlotte Fleming March 2, 1962. After their marriage they lived in Kansas City, MO and later made their home in Smithville, MO. He owned his own tire business C&G Tire before his retirement.He was preceded in death by his parents, his two brothers...

Funeral Service : 12/19/2022
Bob Harmer
Bob Harmer
Date of Death : 12/12/2022

Bob Harmer, 78, of Edgerton, MO, passed away, December 12, 2022.He was born on December 4, 1944 to Carrel Winifred and Martha Ellen (Thompson) Harmer in Kansas City, MO. Bob grew up in Edgerton.On June 12, 1964 he was united in marriage to Shirley Cullum. After their marriage they lived in Kansas City and later made their home in Edgerton. His wife, Shirley, passed away, December 23, 2012.Bob worked for 7-Up Bottling for over 35 years. He was also preceded in death by his parents; brother, Billy Harmer and Boley Harmer; sisters, Ruth Ann Fuller, Charlotte King, Joyce Kissick, and...

Funeral Service : 12/16/2022
Vicki Sellars
Vicki Sellars
Date of Death : 12/10/2022

Vicki Sellars, 76, of Smithville, MO passed away, December 10, 2022.Vicki Jean Sellars was born to Howard E. Rule and Mable R. (Himes) Rule on September 11, 1946.She was a lifelong resident of Smithville, Missouri where she graduated from Smithville High in 1946. She was married to Joel (Curtis) Burchette and had two children, Lisa E. McClelland and Jason T. Burchette. Vicki worked for National Bellas Hess, Spelman Memorial Hospital, Zep Mfg, and retired in 2012 from the Smithville School District.In 1981 she married Dallas W. Sellars, and established their home where Vicki was raised! Later in 1984 they had...

Funeral Service : 12/10/2022
Lynn Hendricks
Lynn Hendricks
Date of Death : 12/09/2022

Lynn Hendricks, 66, of Kansas City, MO passed away, December 9, 2022.He was born on May 22, 1956 to Donald and Jean Hendricks in Kansas City, MO. Lynn grew up in Gladstone and graduated from Oak Park High School.On August 20, 1977 he was united in marriage to Kathy Harris. After their marriage they lived in Kansas City where they made their home.Lynn was the General Manager and Sales Manager at DelMonte Fresh Produce in Kansas City for 20 years. Lynn and his family enjoyed their home at the Lake of the Ozarks and he always had a joke or...

Funeral Service : 12/13/2022
Stacy Howard
Stacy Howard
Date of Death : 12/09/2022

Stacy Carter Howard, 52, passed away December 9, 2022.He was born on April 5, 1970, to Jerry and Donna (Carter) Howard in St. Joseph, MO. Stacy grew up in rural Trimble, MO on the family farm until 1987 when they moved to Plattsburg, MO. Stacy was a member of the First Baptist Church of Plattsburg. He worked for Clinco Sheltered Workshop in Cameron for 15 years and he also worked for Grace Spezia Law Office in Plattsburg. Stacy loved being around people and socializing with the coffee shop guys. He collected ballpoint pens with black ink, watches, hats with emblems,...

Funeral Service : 12/15/2022
Beckie DeFreece
Beckie DeFreece
Date of Death : 12/09/2022

Rebecca Suzanne DeFreece, “Beckie”, (nee Elders), 38, of Plattsburg, Missouri died suddenly Friday, December 9, 2022 at her residence. Visitation will be held from 1-2pm on Wednesday, December 14 at Broadway United Methodist Church in Plattsburg with a Service of Death and Resurrection following at 2pm. Internment will be held at Greenlawn Cemetery following the service.Beckie was born on August 12, 1984 in Chesterfield, Missouri to Ken and Juanita Elders. She graduated from Festus High School in 2003 and attended Central Methodist University, where she met her husband Derick DeFreece. At CMU, Beckie was active in Band and in Sigma...

Funeral Service : 12/14/2022
Greg Gilliam
Greg Gilliam
Date of Death : 12/08/2022

Gregory Lamar Gilliam, 35, a proud veteran of the United States Marine Corps, passed away unexpectedly on December 8th, 2022. Greg was born on January 18th, 1987, in Fort Worth, Tx. He grew up in a military household living all over the United States but always considered Georgia to be home. After graduating from Liberty Highschool in 2005, he joined the United States Marine Corps and fell in love with fellow Marine Leslie McAfee. They joined together in marriage on February 2nd, 2008. Greg always dreamed about being a father, and on September 8th, 2008, they welcomed their son Brantley...

Funeral Service : 12/16/2022
Annabelle Carroll
Annabelle Carroll
Date of Death : 12/06/2022

Annabelle Carroll, 90 of Smithville, MO passed away December 6, 2022.She was born on May 10, 1932, to John and Sophie (Gunkel) Schneider in Maryville, MO where she grew up and graduated from Horace Mann High School in Maryville, MO.Annabelle married AV Carroll. After their marriage they lived in Maryville, MO and in 1958 they moved to Smithville, MO. AV passed away on August 29, 2017.Annabelle was a member of the Smithville Red Hat Lady and volunteered with the Senior Center in Smithville. She was preceded in death by her husband AV Carroll, her daughter-in-law Cathy Carroll and three brothers...

Funeral Service : 12/06/2022
Roland Kenyon
Roland Kenyon
Date of Death : 12/06/2022

Roland Kenyon, 77 of Smithville, MO passed away December 6, 2022. He was born on December 28, 1944, to Buster Lee “Buck” and Trudie Belma (Thornton) Kenyon in Amhurst, Texas.Roland worked for the Structural Inspection Company in Kansas City as a crane operator and was a member of the Local 101 in Kansas City for many years.After his retirement he enjoyed socializing and spending time with family and friends.He was preceded in death by his parents Buck and Trudie Kenyon and his brothers Richard and Bob.Roland is survived by his wife Judy Kenyon of the home; son Corey and daughters...

Funeral Service : 12/06/2022
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