Charles Kellam, 84 of Plattsburg, MO passed away peacefully in his home on March 4, 2021.Charles was born north of Lathrop, MO to Donald W. Kellam and Mary E. (Rogers) Kellam on April 15, 1936. The family soon purchased and moved to a farm near Grayson, MO.He graduated from East Buchanan High School, where he was all conference in football and track, in 1954. Following graduation, he enlisted in the Navy where he became an electronics technician and served as a navigator on board a WV-2 Warning Star reconnaissance plane. While stationed in Hawaii, Charles met Branif stewardess, Bonnie Guenthner,...Funeral Service : 03/10/2021
Doris Ann Cox 84, of Paradise, MO passed away March 2, 2021.She was born on March 22, 1936 to Virgil and Lorena Summers. Doris attended and graduated from Smithville High School.Doris was united in married to Carrol Cox in 1955. After their marriage they made their home in Paradise. She was a member of the Paradise United Methodist Church. Doris worked for Clyde’s Paradise General Store for over 20 years. She enjoyed watching the Chiefs and Royals along with her grand kids.Doris was preceded in death by her husband Carrol Cox; her son Mark Cox; her parents Virgil and Lorena...Funeral Service : 03/27/2021
Charles Lee Lesnet, 71, of Liberty, MO passed away, March 1, 2021.He was born on July 1, 1949 to John Lee and Mearle (Clouse) Lesnet in Indianapolis, Indiana. Chuck grew up in Indianapolis and graduated from Arsenal Technical High School in Indianapolis.On February 22, 1982 he was united in marriage to Charlotte L. (Butts) Day. After their marriage they lived in Liberty, MO where they made their home.Chuck was an autobody collision repair technician for many years. He was an avid eagle collector and enjoyed playing claw machines and carpentry.He was preceded in death by his parents.Chuck is survived by...Funeral Service : 03/12/2021
Elizabeth Ann (Frazier) West, 71, of Paola, KS passed away February 26, 2021.She was born on April 3, 1949 to Clifton V. and Evelyn May (Metz) Frazier in St. Joseph, MO. Ann grew up in rural Gower and in 1967, she graduated from Gower High School.On August 30, 1969 she married her high school sweetheart, Ted West. The couple resided in St. Joseph while Ann completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Education. They then moved to Weston, MO, where she began her teaching career at Weston High School and later at Smithville High School teaching English. Ann received her...Funeral Service : 03/06/2021
Thomas George Ross, 80, of Gladstone, MO passed away February 24, 2021. He was born in Youngstown, OH on September 28, 1940. His family moved to Long Beach, California when Tom was 3 where he grew up and graduated from high school. On May 1, 1967 he joined the Long Beach Police Department where he served as a Police Officer until his retirement in September 1995. He and his wife Jeanette moved to St. Joseph, MO where she was born and raised to care for her parents. Tom didn’t feel he was through being an officer and helping people, so...Funeral Service : 02/28/2021
Ray Beavers, 77, of Smithville, MO passed away, February 24, 2021 at his home.Military Honors and Memorial Service: 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 1st at Hixson-Klein Funeral Home in Smithville with visitation at 6:00 p.m. prior to the service.Funeral Service : 03/01/2021
Ronald Taylor Duncan, of Dearborn, MO passed away February 22, 2021.He was born on December 2, 1957 to Wilson and Ursula (Jutzi) Duncan in St. Joseph, MO. Ron grew up in St. Joseph and attended Central High School.On July 1, 1989, he was united in marriage to Shelly Rosalie Seckel. After their marriage, they lived in Dearborn where they made their home. Ron was a lifelong farmer. He also drove a bus for the North Platte School District and worked as a refueler for Allied Aviation at KCI Airport. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge. Ron loved being...Funeral Service : 02/27/2021
Deloris Garrett, 79, of Kansas City, MO passed away on February 22, 2021.She was born on April 19, 1941 to James Benjamin and Jewell (Pippin) Harley in Nottinghill, MO. Deloris graduated from Gainsville High School in Gainsville, MO.Deloris lived in Kansas City most of her life where she made her home and raised her children.Deloris worked for Hospital Hill Health Corporation in Kansas City. She enjoyed square dancing, gardening, going to garage sales, and spending time with her family.She was a member of Antioch Community Church in Kansas City.Deloris was preceded in death by her parents; former husband, Harvey Garrett;...Funeral Service : 02/25/2021
Cheryl K. Barr, 76, of Gladstone, MO passed away, February 17, 2021.She was born May 9, 1944 to L.L. “Corn Crop” and Helen Ruth (Cox) Knipp. Cheryl grew up in Tipton, MO and graduated from Tipton High School. Cheryl also graduated from Sisters of Charity School of Nursing.On June 11, 1966 she was united in marriage to Charles Edward Barr, Jr. After their marriage they lived in Kansas City where they made their home. Cheryl spent her career as a Registered Nurse for North Kansas City Hospital for 30 years.She was a devout member of St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in...
Iva L. “Tiddle” Hensley, 80, of Dearborn, MO passed away, February 16, 2021. She was born on April 28, 1940 to Woodrow Wilson and Betty Lucille Williams in St. Joseph, MO. She grew up in St. Joseph and graduated from North Platte High School in 1959. On September 10, 1960 she was united in marriage to Bobby Lee Hensley. After their marriage they lived near Dearborn where they made their home. They recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Her husband, Bobby, preceded her in death on January 8, 2021.Tiddle worked for Westab, American Family Insurance and at Nash Gas for...Funeral Service : 02/20/2021
Billy Dale Hale, 68, of Edgerton, MO passed away February 15, 2021.He was born on August 13, 1952 to Hayward Steve and Lucille Mardell (Barrett) Hale in St. Joseph, MO. Billy grew up on the family farm in rural Platte County and graduated from Smithville High School. Billy worked at Midwest Auto Parts in Kansas City, MO for several years and retired as a custodian from the Cameron Public School District. He enjoyed fishing, gardening and growing tomatoes. Most of all he enjoyed visiting and being with family and friends. He was preceded in death by his father Hayward Hale.Billy...Funeral Service : 02/19/2021
David Henry Kelsey, 77, of Agency, MO passed away February 15, 2021 at home.He was born on February 6, 1944 to Henry Trowbridge and Mary Ann (Wood) Kelsey in St. Joseph, MO. David was a 1962 graduate of Gower High School. On February 6, 1965, he was united in marriage to Sherrill Loutermilch. After their marriage they settled in rural Agency where they made their home. David worked as a farmer, was a mechanic for Trans World Airlines (TWA) and retired as a mechanic from American Airlines. David was a faithful member of the Frazier Baptist Church. He was also...Funeral Service : 02/20/2021
SueEllen Marie Roberds , 74, of Dearborn, MO passed away February 13, 2021.She was born on February 4, 1947 to Raymond Edward and Marie Elise (Rottmann) Sprick in Washington, MO. Sue Ellen grew up in Warrenton and graduated from Warrenton High School, and later graduated business college in Jefferson City, MO. On June 9, 1984 she was united in marriage to Dave Roberds. After their marriage they lived near Dekalb and in 2001 moved near Dearborn where they made their home. Dave passed away on May 23, 2019. She worked as a secretary for Associated General Contractors of America (ACG)...Funeral Service : 02/19/2021
Audrey Holdsworth-Payne, 73 of Gladstone, MO passed away, Friday, February 12, 2021.She was born on May 20, 1947 to Nash Mark and Mary Ann (Russell) Meares in Kansas City. Audrey grew up in Smithville and graduated from Smithville High School with honors. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in English Language in Literature with a minor in Education from UMKC. She earned her Master’s Degree from University of Kansas. Audrey was teacher at North Kansas City School District and retired as the head of English Department. During her time at North Kansas City she wrote the dissemination grant for Missouri Department...Funeral Service : 02/20/2021
Terry Spaeth, 61, of Gower, MO passed away, February 9, 2021.He was born on April 5, 1959 to Nicholas and Louise (Schuster) Spaeth in St. Joseph, MO. He grew up in Gower and graduated from East Buchanan High School.Terry worked for Purina Mills in St. Joseph, MO for 34 years. He loved his cat, Romeo.He was preceded in death by his parents and his nephew, Travis Spaeth.Terry is survived by his brothers, Gary (Kathy) Spaeth, Peoria, AZ, Fred (Patti) Spaeth and Darrel (Linda) Spaeth of Gower, MO; nephews, Shawn Spaeth, Des Moines, IA and Brandon (Kara) Spaeth, Kansas City, MO;...Funeral Service : 02/09/2021
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