Al Lee Lamb, 70, of Smithville, MO passed away, April 12, 2022.He was born on October 28, 1951 to Charles Albert and Dorothy (White) Lamb in Wagram, North Carolina. Al grew up in Smithville and graduated from Smithville High School in 1970.On July 28, 1984, he was united in marriage to Barbara Bruce. After their marriage they lived in Smithville where they made their home.He owned and operated Lamb Fence until retiring in 2014. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed the outdoors.He was preceded in death by his parents; stepmother, Vita Lamb; his grandparents who raised him, Ellis and...Funeral Service : 04/15/2022
Rhonda Elaine Dittmar,71, of Agency, MO passed away April 11, 2022.She was born on May 27, 1950, to Ralph and Alva (Carr) Lambert in Albuquerque, NM. The family moved to Salina, KS when she was a child. Rhonda grew up in Salina, KS and in 1968, she graduated from Salina High School. She later graduated from Missouri Western State College in St. Joseph with a degree in Biology. On September 9, 1972, she was united in marriage to Glenn E. Dittmar. After their marriage they lived in St. Joseph and in 1974 they moved to Agency where they made their...Funeral Service : 04/15/2022
Harold Wagoner, 89, of rural Trimble, MO passed away, April 11, 2022.He was born on August 17, 1932 to Chester Millard and Emma (Liebi) Wagoner in Independence, MO. Harold grew up and attended school in Claycomo, MO.On August 20, 1966 he was united in marriage to Mary Patricia Murphy. After their marriage they lived in Smithville and in 1988 they moved to rural Trimble where they made their home. His wife, Mary, passed away, October 5, 2016.Harold was a crew chief at TWA retiring after many years. He enjoyed talking on his Ham Radio, working outside, and taking care of...Funeral Service : 04/21/2022
Twila Ellington, 66, of Easton, MO, passed away, April 7, 2022.She was born on July 3, 1955 to David Eugene and Crystal Irene (Gleaves) Heinrichs in St. Joseph, MO. Twila grew up in Easton and graduated from East Buchanan High School. On July 18, 1980 Twila was united in marriage to Jerry Ellington. After their marriage they lived in Easton where they made their home. Her husband, Jerry, passed away March 26, 2019.Twila served in the Air National Guard and was a member of the Eastern Star in Stewartsville. Twila served her community as the Mayor of Easton and managed...Funeral Service : 04/11/2022
Gerald Paul Stang, 66, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer, fighting as only he could.Jerry was born on September 12th, 1955 to parents Roy and Laverne Stang, who preceded him in death. Besides spending time with his family and friends, Jerry had a wide range of hobbies including building furniture, collecting Coca Cola memorabilia, spending time on his boat, and fishing. Jerry had a wickedly delightful sense of humor and a wit as sharp as a brand new razor, and was often fond of showing those around him which of his fingers was longest. A generous man with...Funeral Service : 04/12/2022
Evelyn Margaret Marshall, 73, of Gladstone, MO passed away April 3, 2022 at her home.She was born on January 23, 1949, to Arthur Omer and Viola Wilma (Morris) Matthews in Kansas City, MO. Evelyn grew up in Kansas City North and graduated from North Kansas City High School.On September 3, 1968, she was united in married to Finis “Mike” Marshall. After their marriage they lived in Avendale, MO and later Mountain Home, AR. In 1983, they moved to Smithville where they made their home.Evelyn drove a school bus for Coulters in Smithville for many years. She enjoyed quilting, gardening, canning,...Funeral Service : 04/03/2022
Penny Ruzycki, 57, of Oklahoma City, OK passed away, March 31, 2022.She was born on February 28, 1965 to Bill and Ella (Goad) Dunham in Agency, MO. Penny grew up in near Gower where she attended school. In 1980 she moved to Oklahoma with her mother and sister.Penny had her own personality with an attitude. She loved flowers and painting pictures.Penny was preceded in death by her brother, Bobby Dunham and sister, Patricia Dunham.She is survived by Rick Dumas, of the home; children, Michael (Emily) Ruzycki, Christopher (Katie) Ruzycki, Cassandra Ruzycki, and Jacqueline (Austin) Crossno; four grandchildren; mother, Ella Dunahm;...
P.A. Shackelford, 66, of Edgerton, MO passed away, March 28, 2022.He was born on June 21, 1955 to Phillip Jordan and Linda Rose (Zuber) Shackelford in Kansas City, MO. He grew up in Trimble and graduated from Plattsburg High School in 1973.On March 25, 1983 he was united in marriage to Connie Schonewetter. After their marriage they lived in Edgerton where they made their home.P.A. was a concrete finisher most of his life, following in his family’s footsteps. He was a member of the Tribe of the Mic-O-Say.He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, John Shackelford; and...Funeral Service : 04/01/2022
Lucille Hale, 97, of Edgerton, MO passed away, March 26, 2022.She was born on December 6, 1924 to Glen O. and Edna Ada (Collins) Barrett near Fillmore, MO. Lucille grew up and attended school in the St. Joseph area.On July 26, 1941 she was united in marriage to Hayward Steve Hale in St. Joseph. After their marriage they lived in Kansas City and in 1956 they moved near Trimble where they made their home. Her husband, Hayward, passed away, August 12, 1996. Lucille then moved to Edgerton.She was a member of the Ridgely Christian Church and served on the board...Funeral Service : 03/31/2022
James Todd Norris was born in Smithville, MO on July 26, 1973 to James C. (Jim) and Cheryl (Kimsey) Norris. Todd graduated from Liberty High School in 1991, and he received his bachelor’s and master's degrees from the University of Missouri–Columbia. Todd married Lori (Hull) on February 19, 2000. In 2001, Todd embarked on business ownership with Integration Plus in Columbia, MO where they resided. With his studies in special education, Todd was able to use his gifts as a behavior therapist to advocate and care for others. It is no surprise that Todd touched many lives through his love...Funeral Service : 04/09/2022
Shirley Lair, 84, of Smithville, MO passed away, March 18, 2022.She was born on December 16, 1937 to General Sigle and Gladys Vera (Graham) Evans in Tecumseh, MO. Shirley grew up and attended school in Tecumseh.On May 18, 1954 she was united in marriage to Reid Lair. The family moved to Platte County from West Plains in 1965 and made their home in Smithville. Her husband, Reid, passed away, September 10, 2017.Shirley was a member of Little Platte Baptist Church and attended Paradise Baptist Church. She was also preceded in death by her parents; her son, Robbie Lair; brothers, Burl...Funeral Service : 03/23/2022
Vicky Laybourne 71, of Smithville, MO passed away March 17, 2022. She was born on March 23, 1950, to Benjamin and Ruby Mae Sherr in Kansas City, KS. Vicky grew up in Shawnee Mission, KS and in 1968 she graduated from Shawnee Mission North High School. Vicky attended Kansas State University in Manhattan, KS where she received her associates degree.On June 21, 1968, she united in marriage to Paul Curtis Laybourne, III. After their marriage they lived in Durant, OK and later moved to the Kansas City, MO northland area where they made their home and raised their children. Her...Funeral Service : 03/17/2022
Delores “Jerry” Jackson aka Biyah, 91, of Easton, MO passed away, March 16, 2022 at the Gower Convalescent Center. She was born on January 9, 1931 to Pern Ival and Ethel (McClain) Easter in Dekalb, MO. Jerry grew up near Gower and graduated from Gower High School. On August 19, 1950 she was united in marriage to James Vernon Jackson. After their marriage they lived in Easton where they made their home. Her husband, Jim, passed away October 3, 2015. She was a long-time member of the Gower Christian Church. Jerry enjoyed spending time with her family, baking, cooking, and...Funeral Service : 03/21/2022
Ted West, 74, of Paola, KS passed away March 15, 2022.He was born on September 16, 1947, to Earl “Toad” and Ruth Anna (Scott) West in Edgerton, MO. Ted grew up in rural Gower and in 1965, he graduated from Gower High School.On August 30, 1969, he married his high school sweetheart, Elizabeth Ann Frazier. The couple resided in St. Joseph, MO, Weston, MO, Jefferson City, MO and settled in Overland Park, KS where they made their home and raised their family. Ted worked for United Telecom, later Sprint where he retired after 40 years of service. In retirement, Ted...Funeral Service : 03/26/2022
Marjorie Ann (Buckler) Mason, 78, of Platte City, MO passed away, March 9, 2022.She was born on May 13, 1943 to Willard Dee and Susie Mae (McHughes) Buckler near Weston, MO where she grew up and attended school.On December 9, 1967 she was united in marriage to June Mason. After their marriage they lived near Camden Point where they made their home. Her husband passed away April 25, 2002.Marjorie worked outside the home at various times but mostly helped her husband on the farm. She was a hard worker, wonderful cook, loved to play bingo and other games and enjoyed...Funeral Service : 04/09/2022
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