Margaret Starnes, 85, of Smithville, MO passed away, Saturday, February 9, 2019.She was born on November 21, 1933 to Harry and Zula (Dempsey) Wood in Delaware, Arkansas. Margaret grew up in and attended school in Ferda, Arkansas.On December 20, 1952 she was united in marriage to William Donald Starnes. After their marriage they lived in Smithville, MO where they made their home.Margaret was a devout Christian. She enjoyed cooking, baking, playing cards and spending time with her family.Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Buddy and Sonny Wood; sister Jo Crutchfield; her son, Scott Starnes, and her great-grandchildren,...Funeral Service : 02/13/2019
Anna Lee Pike, 96, of Easton, MO passed away, Saturday, February 9, 2019.She was born on April 10, 1922 to William Nicholas and Mabel Jenny (Roberts) Kieser in Easton, MO. Anna Lee graduated from Gower High School.On August 11, 1941 she was united in marriage to Vinton T. Pike. After their marriage they lived in St. Joseph and in 1946 they moved near Easton where they made their home. Her husband, Vinton, preceded her in death on November 6, 1980.Anna Lee was a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church, and was very active in the UMW at the church. She...Funeral Service : 02/13/2019
Shirley Taylor, 92, of Easton, MO passed away, Saturday, February 9, 2019.Shirley was born on December 23, 1926 to Raymond R. Bessie O. (Cannon) Keller in Gower, MO where she grew up and graduated from Gower High School.On February 24, 1949 she was united in marriage to James Benjamin Taylor. After their marriage they lived in Gower and later moved near Easton where they made their home.Shirley worked for Hillyard’s, West Tab, Dougdale Packing Co, Neidorp Insurance and Sprague Excavating.She was a member of the Gower Baptist Church.Shirley was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Terry Ben Taylor;...
Brian Lee Boydston, 58, of Smithville, MO, passed away, Friday, February 8, 2019.Brian was born on August 23, 1960 to David C. and Deanna (White) Boydston in North Kansas City, Missouri. He grew up in Smithville and graduated from Smithville High School in 1978. Brian attended the University of Missouri, Central Missouri State University, and Missouri Western State College. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Smithville.He was preceded in death by his father, David and his son, Tyler.Loving father of son, Dylan Boydston and Dylan’s half-sister, Alexis Clark; beloved son of Deanna Boydston; dear brother of...Funeral Service : 02/16/2019
Sonjia Lee Rogers, 72, of Edgerton, MO passed away February 4, 2019.She was born on July 23, 1946 to Ralph Leroy and Helen Pauline (Heiserman) Masoner in Kansas City, MO. She grew up in Edgerton and graduated from North Platte High School. On June 23, 1966 she was united in marriage to William Eugene Rogers. After their marriage they lived in Edgerton where they made their home. Sonjia was a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church. She worked for Bank of Weston and Harmer’s Café. Sonjia was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother.She was preceded in death by mother...Funeral Service : 02/08/2019
Dulcie Jane Routh, 97, of Plattsburg, MO passed away February 4, 2019.She was born on June 5, 1921 to Clyde William and Minnie L. (Roberts) Welsh in Lathrop, MO. Dulcie grew up around the Mecca area and attended school in Paradise, MO. On June 23, 1940 she was united in marriage to Charlie Coy Routh. After their marriage they lived in the Plattsburg and Gower areas, settling in Plattsburg where they made their home. Charlie passed away on December 29, 1993.Dulcie was the oldest, active member of the First Baptist Church in Plattsburg and was a lifelong member of the...Funeral Service : 02/07/2019
Matthew Silber, 41, of Liberty, MO graduated into the next life, February 3, 2019.He was born on May 15, 1977 to Rick and Mary (Thurman) Silber in Kansas City, MO. He grew up near Camden Point, MO and graduated from North Platte High School in 1995. Matthew then attended UCM in Warrensburg and graduated in 1999.On September 14, 2002 he was united in marriage to Dawn Lemasters and to this union one child was born. After their marriage they lived in Kansas City and later moved to Liberty, MO.He worked for Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids Franchise as a graphic...Funeral Service : 02/09/2019
Larry W. Shanks, 66, of Dearborn, MO passed away Friday February 1, 2019 at his daughter’s home in Cape Girardeau, MO after a lengthy illness. Larry was born July 18, 1952 in Leavenworth Kansas to AJ and Maxine Shanks. Larry grew up in Dearborn and graduated from North Platte High School in 1970. After graduation Larry enlisted and served in the US Navy Sea Bee Corps for 6 years and then enjoyed a long career at Exxon Mobil where he retired in 2008 after 35 years of service. Larry met Debbie Buckler while attending school and was united in marriage...
Joyce Ann (Kimbel) Johnson was born August 26, 1941, in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, the daughter of Joan Lindsey. She was raised in Cape Girardeau, Missouri as Joyce Ann Hamilton by parents, Reva and Clyde Hamilton. Joyce left the comfort of her home in Jefferson City, Missouri and entered into the arms of her Lord on January 31, 2019 at the age of 77.On April 7, 1961 Joyce married the love of her life, Billy L. Kimbel. This blessed union nurtured three daughters. Rebecca, Kimberly and LeAnn.Joyce served the Lord alongside her husband Bill in the ministry as an active Pastor’s...Funeral Service : 02/09/2019
Ethel Clark, 107, of Smithville, MO passed away Monday, January 28, 2019.She was born on July 27, 1911 to Andrew Jackson and Mary Ann (Green) Huntley in Palo, Iowa. Ethel grew in the Lawson area.On April 16, 1927 she was united in marriage to Edward Clark. After their marriage they lived in St. Joseph, Savannah, and moved to Smithville where they made their home. Her husband, Edward, preceded her in death in 1980.Ethel was a member of the First Baptist Church in Smithville.She was also preceded in death by her parents, son Earl Clark; daughter Nellie Mae Bogart; her niece...Funeral Service : 02/01/2019
Joyce Waters, 88, of Kansas City, MO formerly of Gower, MO passed away, Friday, January 25, 2019.She was born on April 22, 1930 to Roland William and Alma Rose (Friza) Peppin in Burlington, Vermont. Joyce grew up in Burlington and graduated from Windham High School in 1948. She then attended Bay Path Junior College.In 1953 she married Jack Mathieson. They had two children, Deborah and David. On June 8, 1968 she was united in marriage to Leslie Waters. After their marriage they lived in Gower where they owned and operated Waters Hardware Store for many years. They then returned to...Funeral Service : 02/01/2019
Jacob Laurence Holland, 17, of Smithville, MO passed away Friday, January 25, 2019.He was born on October 30, 2001, in Fairbanks, Alaska where he spent his childhood fishing, going hunting with his father and playing in the snow. In 2013 the family moved to Smithville, Missouri where Jake was currently attending Smithville High School. Jake was involved with Lakeside Singers, FFA, and Trap Shooting. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, kayaking and most of all just being outdoors. Jake worked at the Kansas City Trap Association. He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, his grandfather Bob Holland and his grandmother Beverly...Funeral Service : 02/01/2019
Jacqueline Marie Morrisey, 25, of Smithville, MO passed away January 25, 2019.She was born on August 17, 1993 to Joseph Michael and Lavonne Marie (Smith) Morrisey in Kansas City, MO. Jacque grew up in Smithville and in 2011 graduated a year early from Smithville High School where she was active in DECA as well as many other extracurricular activities. Throughout her childhood and into adulthood she enjoyed riding and showing horses and mules all over the state of Missouri, winning many ribbons and awards along the way. Jacque attended Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville where she was a member...Funeral Service : 02/02/2019
Virginia Marie Smith, 87 of rural Trimble, MO passed away January 22, 2019.She was born on February 10, 1931 to Charley and Audie Marie Fox in Rock Island, OK. Virginia grew up in Rock Island, OK and in 1948 she graduated from Cameron High School in Cameron, OK and shortly after was on a train to Kansas City, MO to begin training with TWA. On December 31, 1950 she was united in marriage to Lawrence “Larry” Piefer Smith. After their marriage they lived in North Kansas City. In 1963 they moved near Stony Point, north of Trimble, MO where they...Funeral Service : 01/25/2019
Susan L. Heath, 63, Platte City, MO passed away, Saturday, January 19, 2019.She was born on October 14, 1955 to Jesse Loren and Waymeth Dorline (Barnes) Heath in Smithville, MO. Suzie grew up in rural Platte City and graduated from North Platte High School in 1974. She then attended Missouri Western State College where she received her Associate Degree in Nursing. Suzie also received her certification as a Rehabilitation Nurse and Med-Surg Nurse.Suzie worked for Liberty Hospital and recently North Kansas City Hospital.She was a member of the Little Platte Baptist Church. Suzie loved to collect bears and travel with...Funeral Service : 02/09/2019
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