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Claudia Heggestad
Claudia Heggestad
Date of Death : 10/04/2019

Claudia Louise Tospon, 73, of St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away after a long-fought battle with colon cancer on October 4th, 2019 with her children Hooker and Christine, and her granddaughter Lauren by her side.She is preceded in death by her husband of nearly 50 years, Eugene Trace Heggestad, her parents, Dr. Hooker & Dorothy (Dale) Tospon of St. Joseph, Mo., and her sister Gloria Tospon Crouch of Lathrop, Mo.Claudia was born November 28th, 1945, in St. Joseph, where she spent most of her childhood. She attended Noyes and Edison elementary schools and Central High School. During her senior year her...

Funeral Service : 11/02/2019
Dave Osburn
Dave Osburn
Date of Death : 10/02/2019

Dave shuffled off his mortal coil and joined the choir angelic on October 2,2019. Born on May 31, 1954, Dave’s formative years were spent in Gladstone, Missouri, an idyllic 1950’s type childhood where no one locked their doors and you came home from playing in the woods when it got dark. Moms banded together and yelled at each others kids when lines were crossed.Dave loved to travel, mostly by car, and camping was the preferred mode of operation. Dad instilled his life-long love of the Great West through auto trips in the ’66 Olds Vista Cruiser wagon with the pop-up...

Funeral Service : 10/09/2019
Roxie Blackburn
Roxie Blackburn
Date of Death : 10/01/2019

Roxie Blackburn, 98, of St. Joseph, MO passed away, Tuesday, October 1, 2019.She was born on July 26, 1921 to John Edward and Lizzie Vie (Clark) Farmer in Nodaway County, MO. Roxie grew near Amazonia where she attended school. On December 4, 1949 she was united in marriage to Frank O. Blackburn. After their marriage they lived south of St. Joseph, MO where they made their home. Her husband, Frank, passed away on September 26, 1999.Roxie was a member of the United Methodist Church. She enjoyed sewing and raising chickens. Roxie was also preceded in death by her parents; sister,...

Funeral Service : 10/05/2019
Fran Pelaar
Fran Pelaar
Date of Death : 09/28/2019

Fran Pelaar, 71, of Gower, MO passed away, September 28, 2019.She was born on February 7, 1948 to Frances and Mary (Toth) Nemeth in Redbank, NJ. Fran grew up in Woodbridge, NJ where she graduated high school. She then received her Bachelor’s in Nursing from Trenton State University and her Master’s in Psychology from Rutgers University. On June 12, 1982 she was united in marriage to Richard Pelaar. After their marriage they lived in Lake Tahoe and in 1989 moved to Gower where they made their home.Fran was a nurse and worked with trauma patients, heart patients and organized AIDS...

Funeral Service : 10/05/2019
Mickey E. Streeter
Mickey E. Streeter
Date of Death : 09/28/2019

Mickey Elaine Streeter, 66, of Lathrop, MO passed away September 28, 2019.She was born on October 22, 1952 to Howard E. and Jean Reynolds (Devling) Thompson in Kansas City, MO. Mickey grew up in Plattsburg and graduated from Plattsburg High School. Mickey was the city clerk for Plattsburg for 20 years. She was a member of the Plattsburg Chamber of Commerce and the Plattsburg Christmas Committee. Mickey loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents Howard Thompson and Jean and Hudson Devling; and her husband Danny Streeter.Mickey is survived by her...

Funeral Service : 10/02/2019
Bobbie Frank Goad
Bobbie Frank Goad
Date of Death : 09/28/2019

Bobbie Frank Goad, 79, of Edgerton, MO passed away, Saturday, September 28, 2019.He was born on May 2, 1940 to Herman Lee and Sallie Lousia (Arnold) Goad in Plattsburg, MO. Frank grew up and attended school near Plattsburg.On May 2, 1959 he was united in marriage to Florence Marie Cockriel. After their marriage they made their home in Edgerton. Frank was a welder and member of Boilermakers Local 83 for 47 years. He enjoyed fishing and hosting fish fry’s for friends and family.He was preceded in death by his parents; stepfather, Shelby Roark; sons, Wayne Goad and Wesley Goad; grandson,...

Funeral Service : 10/04/2019
Terry L. Nash
Terry L. Nash
Date of Death : 09/28/2019

Terry Lee Nash, 74, of Edgerton, MO passed away September 28, 2019.He was born on July 16, 1945 to Everett E. and Hilda Lawanna (Masoner) Nash in Independence, MO. Terry grew up in Edgerton, MO and in 1963 he graduated from North Platte High School. He then served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam Conflict as a Staff Sergeant. He spent his career in the architectural hardware industry. He worked with Louisiana Mississippi DHI where he served as past President and past Treasurer. Terry was also a consultant and specification writer for architects. Terry was a...

Funeral Service : 10/02/2019
Sarah Jane Holmes
Sarah Jane Holmes
Date of Death : 09/28/2019

Sarah Jane Holmes, 81 of Weidman, Michigan, passed away on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at her home. Sarah was born on January 30, 1938 to Eugene and Lorna (Parr) Holmes in Hemple, Missouri. Sarah enjoyed music, animals, babies, dancing and being with people. She would laugh and joke around with everyone she met.Sarah is survived by her sister, Linda Mason; brothers, Robert (Sue) Holmes and Paul (Carol) Holmes; nieces and nephews, Chris, Shawn, Jill, Brad, Craig, Andrea, Lisa, Jeff, and Angie.Graveside Service: 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 29th at New Harmony Cemetery.

Funeral Service : 10/29/2019
Richard "Cooney" Thomas
Richard "Cooney" Thomas
Date of Death : 09/27/2019

Richard “Cooney” Thomas, 70, of Smithville, MO passed away, September 27, 2019.He was born on April 8, 1949 to Aldella Cleveland and Mary (Baxter) Thomas in Kansas City, MO. Cooney grew up in Smithville and graduated from Smithville High School. In June of 1969 he was united in marriage to Vicki Land. After their marriage they lived in Smithville where they made their home. Cooney was a meat cutter at Big V in Smithville and Kearney for many years. He also worked for Hy-Klas in Gower. He loved to coon hunt, raise cattle, but most of all Cooney loved his...

Funeral Service : 10/01/2019
Michael DiGirolamo
Michael DiGirolamo
Date of Death : 09/25/2019

In loving memory of Michael A. DiGirolamo, 84, of Kansas City, Missouri went to be with the Lord on September 25, 2019.Michael was born to Joseph DiGirolamo and Agnes (Wilhelm) on May 31, 1935 and was the youngest of seven children. He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers; Joe, John, Bud and sisters; Mary (DeGraeve) and Margaret (Raysik), and leaves behind one sister, Dorothy (Audsely) of Raytown, MO.Michael graduated from Glennon High School, served in he United States Air Force at Richard-Gabuar, Air Force Base. He later lived and worked in Alaska 5 years and then married in...

Funeral Service : 10/01/2019
Eula Pendleton
Eula Pendleton
Date of Death : 09/19/2019

Eula Pendleton, 88, of Smithville, MO passed away, Thursday, September 19, 2019.She was born on October 25, 1930 to William Benton and Fannie Lucille (Groshong) Wright near Agency, MO. Eula grew up near Agency and Frazier and graduated from Gower High School. On May 15, 1954 she was united in marriage to Robert L. Pendleton. After their marriage they lived in Plattsburg and in 1962 moved to Smithville where they made their home. Her husband, Robert, passed away on September 9, 1999.In earlier years, Eula worked at National Bellas Hess and taught grade school in the Gower area. Eula and...

Funeral Service : 09/24/2019
Catherine Henley
Catherine Henley
Date of Death : 09/11/2019

Catherine Henley, 85 of Plattsburg, MO passed away, September 11, 2019.She was born on October 13, 1933 to Robert J. and Bertha A. (Wolf) Schmitt in Sedalia, MO. Catherine grew up in Kansas City and graduated from Paseo High School. On October 24, 1953 she was united in marriage to James Truman Henley. After their marriage they lived in Kansas City and moved to Holden in 1963. In 1977 they moved to Clinton where they owned and operated Henley Farm Supply. In 1980 they returned to the Kansas City area and in 1996 they moved to Plattsburg. Her husband, Jim,...

Funeral Service : 09/13/2019
Keith "Doug" Douglas Allison
Keith "Doug" Douglas Allison
Date of Death : 09/09/2019

Keith “Doug” Douglas Allison, 48, of Independence, MO passed away on September 9, 2019.He was born on September 19, 1970 to Loyd and Melva Louise (Smith) Allison in Independence, MO where he grew up and in 1988 graduated from Fort Osage High School in Independence. Doug was currently serving as a financial analyst for the USDA in Kansas City, MO where he was celebrating his 32nd anniversary. He was a past member of the Eagles Lodge in Independence. He enjoyed Golden Tee Golf, darts, mushroom hunting, fantasy baseball, and was an avid Royals and Chiefs fan. Most of all Doug...

Funeral Service : 09/13/2019
Sherry Jo (Smith) Ashenfelter
Sherry Jo (Smith) Ashenfelter
Date of Death : 09/08/2019

Sherry Jo (Smith) Ashenfelter passed away in St. Johns, Florida on September 8, 2019 at the age of 75. Sherry was born December 18, 1943 in St. Joseph, Missouri to parents Josephine Cummings Smith and Floyd Lee Smith. Left behind to cherish Sherry’s memory are John (Jack) Ashenfelter (husband), David Elliott Boyer (son), Thuy-Trang Nguyen Boyer (daughter-in-law), Beth Smith (step-mother), Terry Lee Smith (half-brother), Deborah Kay Prendes (half-sister), her cats - Fancy and Moon Pie - and additional extended family and friends. Sherry spoke fondly of her small-town upbringing in Gower, Missouri. In the Gower Baptist Church, she participated in...

Funeral Service : 09/14/2019
Kathy Jolly
Kathy Jolly
Date of Death : 09/06/2019

Kathy Jolly, 61, of Camden Point, MO went to be with the Lord, Friday, September 6, 2019 at her home.She was born on September 27, 1957 to Lewis Sylvester and Colleen Rae (Wilkerson) Seckel in Leavenworth, KS. Kathy grew up in Camden Point and graduated from North Platte High School in 1975.Kathy lived in Dearborn where she raised her two sons. She worked for CitiBank for many years. Kathy enjoyed watching her sons run in demolition derby’s. Kathy also loved caring for animals, fishing, garage sales, thrift shops, shopping for her grandkids, but most of all she loved her family...

Funeral Service : 09/12/2019
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