Celebration of Life Thursday, November 16th at 11:00 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Emporia, KS with Visitation from 10:15-11:00 a.m. prior to the service. Edna E. Coldsmith passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 16, 2023, at the Gower Convalescent Center in Gower, MO. She was 95.Edna was born May 1, 1928, in Weleetka, OK to William D. Howell and Theresa M. (Newmaster) Howell. Her family later moved to Okmulgee, OK, where she graduated high school in 1946. She attended the Texas State College for Women in Denton, TX, and transferred to The University of Tulsa, where she graduated...Funeral Service : 11/16/2023
Lawrence “Larry” Eugene McDonald age 71, of Gladstone MO, left this world on September 13, 2023. He was born on November 25, 1951 to Lee and Dorothy McDonald. Larry grew up in Sibley, Levasy, and Independence Missouri. He graduated from Fort Osage High School in 1969.He was preceded in death by both parents, his little brother Randy McDonald, and his niece Amanda McDonald. Survivors include his wife Cathy of Gladstone MO; his daughters, Amber Toates (Nick Reynolds) and Aubrey Wilson (Richard) both of Blue Springs MO; his grandchildren, Alaynna, Richard, Logan, Jake, Alyvia, Katelin, Alexis, and Destiny; his brothers David...
Delbert DuBois of Kansas City, Mo passed away September 12, 2023. He was born on November 18, 1936, to Louis Lee DuBois and Ada May (Poage) in Gower, Mo. He grew up in the Gower are and graduated from Gower High School Delbert then attended Central Missouri State University and Northwest Missouri State University where he played football and baseball. After college Delbert started his life after college as a successful coach in track and other athletics with high schoolers. Delbert also served his country in the National Guard. Delbert went on to pursue careers outside of athletics in the...Funeral Service : 10/07/2023
Martha “Lori” Fields, 78, of Smithville, MO passed away, September 10, 2023.She was born on February 2, 1945 to Lee and Dannie Mae (Kirby) Ketner in Oklahoma. Martha grew up in Noble, Oklahoma and graduated from Noble High School.She was preceded in death by her parents and her brothers, Jesse Ketner, Doc Ketner, and Frank Ketner.Lori is survived by her children, David Allen Kellogg and Lisa (Rob) Roseman; grandchildren, Lacey, Melodie, Dustin, Amanda, Erica; great-grandchildren, Wyhatt, Raelynn, Madalynn, and Maverick; sisters, Ginny Keller and Inez Keller; sister-in-law, Billie Ketner; several nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.Private Family Services...
Cecelia E. “Sissy” (Gardner) Chesnut, 96, of Dearborn, MO went to her heavenly home on September 8, 2023, at the Gower Convalescent Center.She was born to Elmer and Mary Gardner on August 14, 1927. She graduated from DeKalb High School in May of 1946.On August 30, 1946, she was united in marriage to John W. Chesnut. Afterwards, they lived near Dearborn where they made their home. The marriage produced two sons, Tom and Bernard. John passed away on November 10, 2000. Sissy was a member of the United Methodist Church of Dearborn. Her career was in the medical field, where...Funeral Service : 09/11/2023
Charles Wilbur Kidwell, 86, of Edgerton, MO passed away, September 8, 2023.He was born on September 14, 1936 to Robert Wilbur and Olive Marie (Creekmore) Kidwell in Martinsville, MO. Charles grew up in Martinsville, MO and graduated from Bethany High School. He then proudly served his country in the U.S. Army Reserves and the U.S. Air Force.On December 23, 1961 he was united in marriage to Joyce Johnson. After their marriage they lived in Weston, MO and moved to Edgerton in 2013.Charles was a truck driver for Pepsi and retired from Food Barn in 1993. He loved fishing, gardening, camping...
Charles Edward Barr, Jr. 81, of Gladstone, MO passed away, September 7, 2023.He was born on September 17, 1941 to Charles Edward Sr. and Margaret F. (Gerling) Barr in Marshall, MO. Charlie grew up in Marshall and graduated from St. Pius X High School in Kansas City, MO. He then served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.On June 11, 1966 he was united in marriage to Cheryl K. Knipp. After their marriage they lived in Gladstone where they made their home. His wife, Cheryl, preceded him in death on February 17, 2021.Charlie was a car...
Dearle James Wamsley, 75, passed away peacefully at home on August 26, 2023 in Smithville, Missouri surrounded by his family. Dearle was born during a blizzard in January 1948, at the home of the local doctor. He was the son of Eunice and Daniel Wamsley, and grew up on a farm in Whiting, Kansas, learning the importance of hard work and the love of family. Dearle graduated High School in 1966 and then joined the United States Air Force. A small-town man at heart, he was thrust out to explore more of the world during his time stationed at Hickam...Funeral Service : 09/01/2023
On August 25, 2023, Joyce Lynne (Morgan) Gandy passed away peacefully at her home in Gower, MO surrounded by her family. Joyce was born to Alfred Leroy and Frances Irene (Hibler) Morgan on September 13, 1942, in Independence, MO. She grew up in Kansas City, MO where she graduated from East High School. In 1961, she met the love of her life, Dale Gandy, and they united in marriage later that year on September 1st. Dale and Joyce built their first home in Trimble, MO, where they resided until later moving to a farm outside of Gower, MO that would...Funeral Service : 08/29/2023
Wesley Russell Yager, 63, of St. Joseph, MO passed away, August 24, 2023.He was born August 23, 1960 to Monte Dee Sr and Pat Ruth (Lane) Yager in St. Joseph, MO. He grew up in St. Joseph and graduated Lafayette High School. In 1984 he was united in marriage to Dina Nelson. After their marriage they lived in St. Joseph and had two children. Wes worked at Continental Screw Conveyor in St. Joseph for over 20 years and retired from Summit Truck Bodies in Wathena, KS. He was an avid outdoorsman and a car and truck enthusiast.Wes was preceded in...Funeral Service : 08/31/2023
Linda Lou Livingston passed away peacefully on August 23, 2023, at the age of 82 surrounded by her family. She was born on May 27, 1941, in Holt, MO. Her greatest joy was her family. She is best known as “Granny”. She opened her home and her heart to everyone she met and loved hosting holiday parties especially her fall parties. She was loving, giving, strong and full of grace.Linda graduated from Plattsburg High School in 1959 where she first met her husband Bill Livingston while riding the school bus. They would marry years later on September 17, 1985. Linda...Funeral Service : 08/27/2023
Eric Stephen Parker, 52, of Platte City, MO passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, August 19, 2023.He was born on October 22, 1970, to Carl A. and Sandra L. (Schmitt) Parker in Ballwin, MO where he grew up and graduated from Lafayette High School in Ballwin, MO. Eric attended college at Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg, MO.On August 9, 1997, he was united in marriage to Elisa Sherwood. After their marriage they lived in Platte City, MO where they raised their two boys and made their home.Eric found his love of flying from his father, Carl, who was a professional...Funeral Service : 08/25/2023
On August 14, 2023, Betty Jean (Norris) Bullock peacefully passed away at Benton House of Staley Hills where she was a resident for the past 22 months. Betty was born to Moody and Alberta Norris on May 26, 1932. They lived in Plattsburg for a while and moved to Smithville where Betty graduated and married the love of her life and high school sweetheart, Robert Bullock. Betty and Robert built their home on the family property in rural Smithville, where they resided until moving into a townhouse closer to town in 2014. Betty was the secretary at Smithville Elementary School...Funeral Service : 08/26/2023
Beverly J. Gregory, 86, of Trimble, MO passed away Sunday, August 13, 2023.She was born on October 3, 1936, to Alva and Fostine (Gulledge) Bacon in Fairfax, MO. Beverly moved to Trimble, MO in 1975 where she made her home and raised her family.Beverly enjoyed gardening. canning, and camping. Most of all, she loved being a homemaker and spending time with her family.She was preceded in death by her parents Alva and Fostine Bacon; her husbands Dale Gregory and Ivan Gregory; her son Keith Gregory; three brothers and three sisters. Beverly is survived by her children Rick Gregory and wife...Funeral Service : 08/17/2023
Paulette Angel Reinosky, 74, of Leavenworth, KS, passed away August 11, 2023.She was born on July 9, 1949, in Alton, Illinois. The family moved to Las Angels, CA where she grew up and attended high school. Paulette later moved to Bouton, IA where she raised her children. She met her husband, Richard, while she was living in Charlotte, North Carolina.On October 29, 1993, she was united in marriage to Richard Reinosky. After their marriage, they traveled all over the United States and in 2001, they settled in Camden Point, MO. They later moved to Leavenworth, KS where they were currently...Funeral Service : 08/16/2023
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