Evelyn Wright, 91, of Platte City, MO passed away, Thursday, June 20, 2019.She was born on December 11, 1927 to Perry Oakland and Callie Frances (Deets) Bryan in Dearborn, MO. Evelyn grew up in Dearborn and graduated from Dearborn High School.On December 27, 1946 she was united in marriage to Charles E. Wright. After their marriage they lived in Camden Point and in 1955 they moved to Platte City where they made their home. Her husband, Charlie, preceded her in death on July 17, 2015.Evelyn and her sister Betty operated The Stylette Beauty Shop in Platte City. She was a...Funeral Service : 06/25/2019
Jerry Dean Grinlinton, 72, of Kansas City, MO passed away June 14, 2019 surrounded by his family.He was born on May 20, 1947 to Arthur C. and Margaret (Bluma) Grinlinton in St. Joseph, MO. Jerry was one of 12 children. His family ran a skating rink and Jerry was taught to skate at an early age. Jerry was a skating floor referee and won the national figure skating title in 1965 putting his name in the world almanac. He graduated from Lafayette High School in St. Joseph. Jerry was in the ROTC, earned his black belt in martial arts and...Funeral Service : 06/20/2019
Robin Coleen Srite, 47, passed away at home in Independence, MO, on June 14, 2019. Surrounded by family and friends, she fought a brief but mighty battle with pancreatic cancer. She was born in Smithville, MO to Helen (McIntosh) and Albert L. Srite, Jr. on June 15, 1971. Robin attended Franklin Elementary and Liberty JR High School in Liberty, MO. In Independence, MO, she attended William Chrisman High School - Class of 1989 and Blue River Community College.Robin truly lived life to the fullest through simple pleasures - particularly spending time or chatting with family and friends. She had an...Funeral Service : 06/22/2019
Karalyn Beth McAuley the daughter of Jessica Armstrong and John “J.T.” McAuley was born into the arms of Jesus on June 13, 2019.She was welcomed into heaven by her great-grandparents James Armstrong, Betty Meier, Joe Smith and Leo McAuley; and an uncle Matthew Armstrong.Karalyn will be forever in the hearts of her parents Jessica and John “J.T.”; grandparents Bob and Beth Armstrong and Tim and Kristine McAuley; great-grandparents Jeanette Armstrong, Evelyn McAuley, John and Linda Drannan and Kaye Fiste; aunts and uncles Haley and John Collins, Laura Leigh Armstrong, Andrew Armstrong and Kelly Jones; many other relatives and friends. Funeral...Funeral Service : 06/17/2019
Roger Lowell Vassar, 69, passed away on Thursday, June 13 at his home in Trimble, Missouri.He was born September 15, 1949, the 2nd oldest of 5 children to John J Vassar and Eva B Vassar of Kearney, Missouri. He graduated from Grandview High School, Grandview, Missouri in 1967 where he excelled at wrestling and playing the trumpet. Roger proudly served his country in the US Army from 1969-1972. His time in the Army included: a tour in Vietnam with the 25th Infantry and 1st Air Calvary that resulted in numerous honors and decorations including two purple hearts and a bronze...Funeral Service : 06/28/2019
Mark Dale Hovey, 59, of Kansas City, MO passed away Tuesday evening June 11th as the result of a hit and run accident in Kansas City, Mo.Mark was born April 17,1960 in St. Joseph to Monty Hovey and Margery (Rupp) Grime.He was a graduate of Benton High School in St. Joseph. Mark worked as a certified mechanic for several years. Mark is survived by his sons, Cameron, Destry, Straun and Beau Hovey. Two daughters, Caitlin and Erica Hovey. His brothers Eric Hovey and Brett and Shawn Grime; a sister Juli Messick also his mother Margery Grime. Mark had a special...
Dorothy Perkins, 93, of Smithville, MO passed away, June 9, 2019.She was born on February 27, 1926 to Dilly George and Zera Myrtle (Hayes) Miller in Sparks, KS. Dorothy grew up in Sparks where she graduated high school.On December 27, 1947 she was united in marriage to John Arlo Perkins. After their marriage they lived in Lineville, Iowa where they raised four sons. In 1964 they moved to Smithville where they made their home. Her husband, John, passed away July 8, 1992.Dorothy was devoted to following Jesus all of her life and was gifted with a servant spirit. She was...Funeral Service : 06/13/2019
Thomas “Jim” Pesco, 51, of Kansas City, MO passed away, June 8, 2019. He was born on June 15, 1967 to George Bert and Nancy Delrose (Moyer) Pesco in Hagerstown, Maryland. Thomas grew up in Rockville, Maryland and graduated from Richard Montgomery High School. He then served his country in the U.S. Army.On August 18, 2007 he was united in marriage to Rebecca Anderson. After their marriage they lived in Ferrelview, MO where they made their home.Tom “Jim” owned and operated Fountain Plumbing. He was an avid Cowboys and NASCAR fan and loved to grill.He was preceded in death by...Funeral Service : 06/21/2019
Joann Darlene Pope, 84, of Smithville, MO passed away June 7, 2019.She was born on May 6, 1935 to William Edger and Leota Alice (Norval) Wait in Kansas City, MO. Joann was 12 when the family moved to Smithville where she attended school and graduated in 1953 from Smithville High School. On May 9, 1953 she was united in marriage to Paul P. Pope. After their marriage they lived in Smithville where they made their home. Joann worked for H.H. Halferty and Sons in Paradise, MO and later in Smithville, MO for 36 years. She then worked for her brother...Funeral Service : 09/14/2019
Orville Ray Lanier, 92, of Edgerton, MO passed away June 6, 2019.He was born on July 27, 1926 to Emery and Violet (Leach) Lanier in Wilmot, KS where he grew up and attended school. Orville served his county in the US Army during WWII. After his honorable medical discharge, he returned to Wilmot, KS.On March 24, 1951 he was united in marriage to Gertrude Davis. After their marriage they lived in the Kansas City, Plattsburg and Gower areas and in 1962 they moved to Edgerton where they made their home. He was a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church,...Funeral Service : 06/12/2019
Julius “Doug” McMillian, 76, of Faucett, MO passed away, June 3, 2019 at his home. He was born in November 15, 1942 in Platte County, MO to Joseph and Ruby (Thompson) McMillian.On March 5, 1983 he was united in marriage to Vicky Williams. After their marriage they lived in Faucett, where they made their home.Doug retired from Buildex where he devoted most of his time on his farm. He loved his cattle and faithful farm dog, Bobo. Doug worked as a heavy equipment operator for many years as well as custom bull dozing.He was preceded in death by his parents...Funeral Service : 06/07/2019
Joyce Arlene (Simonsen) Shriner, 88 of Kansas City, MO formerly of Estherville, IA passed away June 2, 2019. She was born July 9, 1930 in Webb, Iowa to parents August and Minnie (Mortenson) Simonsen. She received her education in the Webb Schools and graduated May 13, 1948. On February 25, 1951 Joyce was united in marriage to Ralph "Dutch" Shriner at her parent’s home in Webb. Following their marriage, the couple made their home in Rodman until 1953 before moving to Sanborn, IA for Dutch's job. Joyce worked for Vanderhaag Salvage as a bookkeeper where Dutch taught. In 1969 they...Funeral Service : 06/08/2019
Lee Faulconer, 81, of Independence, MO passed away June 1, 2019.She was born on May 15, 1938 to Arthur Delmer and Ruth May (Fields) Rogers in Kansas City, MO. Lee grew up in Maple Park, MO and Nashua, MO.Lee worked at Armco Steel Company and later Lake City Army Ammunition Plant. She loved the Lord and enjoyed sharing her faith with people she didn’t know. Lee was a very generous person and loved her friends and family.Lee was preceded in death by her parents, eight brothers, three sisters, son John and great-grandson Emmit.She is survived by her son Greg Faulconer...Funeral Service : 06/07/2019
Helen Jean McMichael, 85 of Trimble, MO passed away May 27, 2019.She was born on January 14, 1934 to Austin and Helen Louise (Rogers) English in Lathrop. Helen grew up in Plattsburg and graduated from Plattsburg High School. On June 8, 1955 she was united in marriage to Wilbur Lee McMichael. After their marriage they lived near Grayson, MO and Lawson, MO and in 1958 they moved to Trimble where they made their home. Wilbur passed away on March 5, 2000.Helen worked in food services for several hotels in the area and at KCI Airport. Helen was a member of...Funeral Service : 05/31/2019
Mary Foster, 91, of Smithville, MO passed away Thursday, May 23, 2019.She was born on December 22, 1927 to Davis and Euna Bee (Browning) Seuell in Platte County, MO. She attended Lanter Grade School and Platte City High School. On November 16, 1946 she was united in marriage to Byron “Dumpy” Malott. After their marriage they lived near Parkville and in Trimble. In 1968 they moved to Smithville where they made their home. Her husband, Byron “Dumpy”, passed away December 26, 1989. On July 14, 1991 she married Raymond E. Foster. After their marriage they lived in Ridgely and in...Funeral Service : 05/31/2019
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