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James 'Jim" Wilson
James 'Jim" Wilson
Date of Death : 10/15/2018

James Dee “Jim” Wilson, 75, of Trimble, MO, formerly of Smithville, Gower, and Edgerton, passed away October 15, 2018.He was born on January 11, 1943 to William Mack and Martha Reed (White) Wilson in San Diego, CA. Jim grew up near Gower and graduated from Gower High School in 1961. He then served his country in the US Navy. After his honorable discharge, he lived in Smithville, MO, in 1970 moved to Gower, MO, in 1988 moved to Edgerton and later moved to Trimble.Jim worked at Peerless Conveyor Company in Kansas City, KS. He later owned and operated BZ Bar...

Funeral Service : 10/20/2018
Esther Burleson
Esther Burleson
Date of Death : 10/14/2018

Esther G. Clark Burleson, age 85, passed away Oct. 14, 2018. She was born in Baldwin, Iowa, Dec. 11, 1932 to Alva and Dorcas (Scow) Clark. She had twelve siblings. Esther married Scotty Burleson, also of Baldwin, Iowa, on May 31, 1949, but they later divorced. They had three children, Randa, Rebecca (deceased), and Kevin.Esther was an elementary school teacher for over thirty years. She began her career in Iowa, then eventually moved to Gower, MO where she taught for twenty-two years, from 1978 until she retired in 2000. She earned her teaching degree from the University of Northern Iowa...

Funeral Service : 10/14/2018
Joanne Ray
Joanne Ray
Date of Death : 10/09/2018

Joanne Ray, 92, of Dearborn, MO passed away, October 9, 2018. She was born on June 20, 1926 to Earl and Myrtle Anna (Sharp) Chesnut in Platte City, MO. She grew up in Camden Point. She graduated from Camden Point High School in 1943. After graduation she worked for the bank in Camden Point until 1948.On February 17, 1948 she was united in marriage to William Bradley Ray. After their marriage they lived near Dearborn where they farmed and made their home. Her husband, Bill, passed away in 1977. She was a member of the Dearborn United Methodist Church and...

Funeral Service : 10/13/2018
Brad Kewi
Brad Kewi
Date of Death : 10/07/2018

Brad William Kewi, 34, of Plattsburg, MO passed away October 7, 2018.He was born on May 20, 1984 to Leonard Lawrence and Loretta Louise (Korosac) Kewi in Kansas City, MO. Brad grew up in Trimble and attended Plattsburg High School.Brad owned and operated B&K Lawn and Landscape in Plattsburg for many years. He loved mushroom hunting, drag racing, boating, cooking and most of all spending time with family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents Leonard and Loretta Kewi.Brad is survived by his children Lilly and Brady Kewi and their mother Lara Dvorak and Conner Kewi and...

Funeral Service : 10/12/2018
Helen Farris
Helen Farris
Date of Death : 10/06/2018

Helen Van (Anderson) Farris, 92, of Dearborn, MO passed away, Saturday, October 6, 2018.She was born on May 24, 1926 to Van and Lavern (Norris) Anderson in Wallace, MO where she grew up. Helen graduated from Dekalb High School.On October 31, 1945 she was united in marriage to Billy Farris. After their marriage they lived near Dearborn where they made their home. Her husband, Billy, preceded her in death on April 7, 1989. She was a cook for the North Platte Schools for 25 years.Helen was a member of the Dearborn Christian Church. She was also preceded in death by...

Funeral Service : 10/09/2018
Joan Lawson
Joan Lawson
Date of Death : 10/04/2018

Joan Lawson, 89, of Gower, MO passed away October 4, 2018.She was born on October 30, 1928 to James W. and Elsie Lee (Chaney) Winans in Edgerton, MO. Jo grew up in Gower and graduated from Gower High School. She then attended Platte Business School in St. Joseph. On August 2, 1952 she was united in marriage to Gordon “Pop” Lawson. After their marriage they lived in Gower where they made their home. Pop passed away on September 6, 2002. She married John Howard Smith on June 28, 2008. She worked as a teller for the Stockyards Bank in St....

Funeral Service : 10/08/2018
Wesley Goad
Wesley Goad
Date of Death : 10/01/2018

Wesley Goad, 56, of Edgerton, MO passed away, October 1, 2018 at his home.He was born on January 15, 1962 to Bobbie Franklin and and Florence Marie (Cockriel) Goad in Smithville, MO. Wesley grew up in Edgerton and attended school at North Platte School District.On July 26, 1985 he was united in marriage to Cheryl McGee. After their marriage they lived in Edgerton, where they made their home. His wife, Cheryl, passed away, April 15, 2009.Wesley was a cabinet maker for many years. Wesley enjoyed garage sales and tinkering with cars.He was also preceded in death by his brother Wayne...

Funeral Service : 10/05/2018
Glenn E. Edwards
Glenn E. Edwards
Date of Death : 09/30/2018

Glenn E. Edwards, 86, of Lathrop, MO passed away September 30, 2018.He was born on January 16, 1932 to Roy and Bertha (Jacobs) Edwards in Buckner, MO. Glenn grew up in Liberty where he attended school. He served his country in the US Army during the Korean War. On March 12, 1954 he was united in marriage to Charlotte Louise Cox. After their marriage they lived in Clay County, settling in Paradise, MO where they made their home. Charlotte passed away on January 17, 1996. Glenn then moved to Plattsburg and later to Lathrop. He worked for Simmons Mattress Company...

Funeral Service : 10/05/2018
Raymond Swoboda, Jr
Raymond Swoboda, Jr
Date of Death : 09/29/2018

Raymond Swoboda, 70, of Gower, MO passed away, Saturday, September 29, 2018.He was born on October 18, 1947 to Raymond Charles, Sr and Eileen Velma (Widman) Swoboda in St. Joseph, MO. Raymond grew up in St. Joseph and graduated from Central High School in 1965. He then attended the University of Missouri Rolla where he received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering.On May 19, 1984 he was united in marriage to Linda Rotterman. After their marriage they lived in Gower where they made their home. Raymond worked for Honeywell in Kansas City for 43 years, retiring in 2013. He enjoyed...

Funeral Service : 10/06/2018
Jack Youtsey
Jack Youtsey
Date of Death : 09/27/2018

Jack M. Youtsey, 89, of Smithville, MO passed away, Thursday, September 27, 2018.He was born on June 29, 1929 to Clarence M. and Helen G. (Watson) Youtsey in Smithville, MO. Jack graduated from Smithville High School in 1948. He then worked for Hammett Electric in Kansas City from 1948 to 1953. Jack was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1951 and served his country during the Korean War. On February 27, 1965 he was united in marriage to Rita Y. Blain. After their marriage they lived in Smithville where they made their home. His wife, Rita, preceded him in death...

Funeral Service : 10/01/2018
Lois C. Carter
Lois C. Carter
Date of Death : 09/22/2018

Lois C. Carter, 97 of Plattsburg, MO passed away, Saturday, September 22, 2018.She was born on January 15, 1921 to William Theodore and Anna Susan (Hall) Thacker in St. Joseph, MO. Lois grew up in Gower and graduated from Gower High School. In 1941 she was united in marriage to Martin Luther Carter. After their marriage they lived in Plattsburg where they made their home. Her husband, Luther, preceded her in death on February 23, 1991.She was a member of the First Baptist Church, where she was active in GA’s, Vacation Bible School, and was the funeral dinner chairperson for...

Funeral Service : 09/27/2018
Donald LeRoy "Papa Don" Currier
Donald LeRoy "Papa Don" Currier
Date of Death : 09/22/2018

Donald LeRoy “Papa Don” Currier, 88, of Platte City, MO passed away September 22, 2018.He was born on January 23, 1930 to Carl and Lena (DuPlease) Currier in Essex, NY where he grew up and attended school. Don graduated from Willsboro High School in Willsboro, NY. He then served his country in the US Navy During the Korean War, serving on the USS NEW KENT. In 1989, Don was united in marriage to Catherine Nadine Owens. After their marriage, they made their home in Platte City. Nadine passed away on July 12, 2013. He was a member of the Twelve...

Funeral Service : 09/28/2018
Kevin M. Kerr
Kevin M. Kerr
Date of Death : 09/14/2018

Kevin M. Kerr 57, of Brownsburg, IN, formerly of Edgerton, MO a member of Brownsburg Baptist Church, went to be with the Lord on September 14, 2018.He was born on August 7, 1961. Kevin grew up in Edgerton and in 1979 he graduated from North Platte High School. On June 5, 1983 he was united in marriage to Kimberly West. After their marriage they lived in Edgerton, MO, Brownsburg, IN and Vanalysten, TX. In October of 2017 they returned to Brownsurg, IN.Kevin was a maintenance supervisor for Southwest Airlines. He loved old cars, traveling and camping. Kevin was preceded in...

Funeral Service : 09/22/2018
David W. Auxier
David W. Auxier
Date of Death : 09/13/2018

David Wayne Auxier, 25, of Columbia, Missouri, formerly of Smithville, Missouri, passed away on Thursday, September 13, 2018. David was born to Douglas and Melissa (Davidson) Auxier on November 15, 1992 in Liberty, Missouri. David and his sisters, Jennifer and Jill, grew up on the Auxier family farm in rural Edgerton, Missouri. David graduated from Smithville High School in 2011. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from the University of Missouri, Columbia, where he was a graduate student at the College of Veterinary Medicine.David found the love of his life in Shannon (Keith) Auxier when he was...

Funeral Service : 09/19/2018
Leland G. Cox III
Leland G. Cox III
Date of Death : 09/11/2018

Leland G. Cox III, 67, of Dearborn, MO passed away September 11, 2018.He was born on March 5, 1951 to Leland George Cox, Jr. and Marjorie Jane (Smading) Cox in Kansas City, MO. He grew up in Houston Lake, MO and in 1969 graduated from Park Hill High School. Lee attended the University of Missouri in Columbia where he received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. On December 4, 1971 he was united in marriage to Sandra Kay Cornell. After their marriage they lived in northern Platte County where they made their home. During Lee’s career they also lived...

Funeral Service : 09/15/2018
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