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Earl "Buster" Snider
Earl "Buster" Snider
Date of Death : 04/13/2021

Earl W. “Buster” Snider, Jr passed away on April 13, 2021 at NorthCare Hospice House.Earl was born September 13, 1937 in Platte County, MO. Most knew him as Buster through the years. Always an avid car enthusiast, he retired from Ford Motor Co. in 1990. Buster also loved motorcycles and raised his boys riding with the Mid America Trials Team. He enjoyed the many road trips on his Kawasaki 900 as well. He relished the outdoors and enjoyed camping and hunting and always managed an enormous garden of fresh vegetables and berries every summer. Buster and Joy made many lasting...

Funeral Service : 04/18/2021
Bruce Lackey
Bruce Lackey
Date of Death : 04/12/2021

Bruce Lackey, 58, of Kansas City, Missouri, passed away on April 12, 2021, at North Care Hospice, after a battle with liver disease.Bruce was born on January 19, 1963, to Betty and Gary Lackey in Kansas City, MO. Bruce attended Smithville High School and graduated in 1981. Bruce was very active in Boy Scouts Troup 412 in Smithville during his youth and attained the Eagle Scout designation in 1980. He played many sports during his high school years, but his true love was football. After graduating from Smithville he attended Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, MO. where he earned...

Funeral Service : 04/16/2021
Allan Palmer
Allan Palmer
Date of Death : 04/09/2021

Allan Palmer, 73, of Platte City, MO formerly of Harrison, NJ passed away, April 9, 2021.He was born on January 19, 1948 to Walter Raymond Sr. and Grace (Haas) Palmer in Kearny, New Jersey. Allan grew up in Harrison, NJ where he graduated from high school. Allan served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. On May 5, 1991 he was united in marriage to Florence Rheiner. After their marriage they lived in Royal Palm Beach, FL, they relocated Norcross, GA, and settled in Platte City, MO.Allan worked for ADT/TYCO for over 25 years, retiring in facility...

Funeral Service : 04/09/2021
Don Park
Don Park
Date of Death : 04/09/2021

Donald Stephen Park, 71, of Dearborn, MO passed away April 9, 2021 peacefully at his home surrounded by his family.He was born on December 28, 1949 to James Albert and Anabel (Kurkendall) Park in Kansas City, MO. Don grew up in Linkville, MO and in 1968 he graduated from Platte City High School. He was active in many sports in high school but his passion was football. He was a star defensive end for the Platte City Pirates football team and won defensive player of the year in 1967. He made many special memories with his dad and brother Bill...

Funeral Service : 04/14/2021
Lance King
Lance King
Date of Death : 04/08/2021

Lance Clark King, 43, of Camden Point, MO passed away April 8, 2021.He was born on January 1, 1978. Lance grew up in Liberty, attended Liberty Public School and attended North Platte High School. Lance was an avid sports fan and loved watching the Chiefs and Royals play. He loved all animals and enjoyed landscaping, fishing and being outdoors.He is survived by his mother Jane (Virgil) Johnson; his father Bill (Nancy) King; brother John King; step-sister Kimberly (Jim) Treat; grandmother Evalyn Velder; several aunts and uncles; numerous cousins and many friends. Visitation: 4:00-6:00 p.m. Friday, April 16th at Hixson-Klein Funeral...

Funeral Service : 04/16/2021
JoAnne Lizar
JoAnne Lizar
Date of Death : 04/07/2021

JoAnne Lizar-Rice peacefully entered God's loving embrace on Wednesday, April 7. JoAnne was born on June 14, 1931 in Perrin, MO., and lived in the surrounding area her entire life.JoAnne was preceded in death by her first husband Jack Lizar in 2001, her son Bobby Lizar in 1989 and her daughter Teresa in 2010, siblings John Bill, Bobby, and Lorraine, brothers-in-law Bob Lizar and Sidney Willens, sisters-in-law Olive and Jeanne, and JoAnne's parents, John and Mary Golden and her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Jewell and Bessie Lizar.JoAnne graduated from Plattsburg High School in 1948 where she was homecoming queen and the...

Funeral Service : 04/12/2021
Elton Varnado
Elton Varnado
Date of Death : 04/05/2021

Elton “Bud” Varnado, 86 of Tracy, MO passed away, Monday, April 5, 2021 at his home surrounded by family.He was born on February 26, 1935 to Spencer and Elena (Stockstill) Varnado in Poplarville, Mississippi. In 1952 at the age of 17, Elton enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. He arrived at the Marine Barracks at Yemassee, SC before heading to Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island. After boot camp, Elton was stationed in Korea at the end of the Korean War. His many duty stations included: Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Camp Pendleton, St. Louis, Camp Lejeune, and 2 tours...

Funeral Service : 04/11/2021
Wanda Paxton
Wanda Paxton
Date of Death : 04/01/2021

Wanda Aileen Paxton, 84, of Agency, MO passed away April 1, 2021.She was born on May 15, 1936 to Perry “Bus” and Helen Irene “Tootie” (Williams) Frederick in St. Joseph, MO where she grew up and attended Lafayette High School.On November 28, 1953 she was united in marriage to Jacob Wesley “Jake” Paxton. After their marriage they lived in St. Joseph and in 1958 they moved to Agency, MO where they made their home. Jake passed away April 17, 2019.Wanda worked for Everett Quarry and Big Smith. Most of her life she loved staying home being a homemaker, raising her...

Funeral Service : 04/05/2021
James Floyd "Smitty" Smith
James Floyd "Smitty" Smith
Date of Death : 03/31/2021

James Floyd Smith (Smitty) passed away on March 31, 2021 at the age of 71, in his home while surrounded by his wife and children. Floyd married his soulmate, Helen Alvarez, September 3, 2000. Combined, their family consists of seven children and 15 grandchildren. Floyd was a man of honor and a true patriot. He was a Vietnam Veteran who served as Seabee in the United States Navy and held the highest regard for all service men and women. He was a man of faith and a member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Smithville, MO for over 30 years....

Funeral Service : 04/24/2021
Connie Smith
Connie Smith
Date of Death : 03/30/2021

Connie Smith, 67, of Plattsburg, MO passed away, March 30, 2021.She was born on March 14, 1954 to Robert E. and Ida Mae (Randall) Barnett in St. Joseph., MO, Connie grew up and attended school in Plattsburg. On May 22, 1993 she was united in marriage to Jim Smith. After their marriage they lived in St. Plattsburg, MO where they made their home.Connie retired as the business office manager at Smithville Living Center. Connie loved her family and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters, Sharon Filley, Donna Dittmar, and Karon...

Funeral Service : 04/05/2021
Randy Lawrence
Randy Lawrence
Date of Death : 03/28/2021

Randy W. Lawrence, 66, of Smithville, MO passed away March 28, 2021.He was born on December 30, 1954 to Kenneth W. and Dorothy Afton (Nichol) Lawrence in Salt Lake City, Utah. Randy attended Platte County High School in Platte City, Missouri.Randy had a wicked sense of humor and was always joking with everyone, making them laugh. He enjoyed working on his yard, took pride in his landscaping and loved his hobbies. Most of all he loved his family and being a husband, dad and grandpa.He was survived by his wife of 47 years, Glena Lawrence; son Wayne Lawrence and wife...

Funeral Service : 03/28/2021
Dorothy Huckaby
Dorothy Huckaby
Date of Death : 03/27/2021

Dorothy Huckaby, 83, of Plattsburg, MO passed away, March 27, 2021.She was born on August 13, 1937 to Charles Boston and Eleanor Mae (Rogers) Cockriel in Edgerton, MO. Dorothy grew up near Edgerton and graduated from Smithville High School. On April 5, 1958 she was united in marriage to Phillip Huckaby in Edgerton, MO. After their marriage they made their home in Plattsburg.Dorothy worked for State Farm in Plattsburg for over 50 years. She was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan and an ultimate Plattsburg Tigers fan. Phillip and Dorothy enjoyed Plattsburg Saddle Club events and camping. Dorothy had the...

Funeral Service : 04/01/2021
Marlene Lord
Marlene Lord
Date of Death : 03/23/2021

Marlene Avis Lord, 80, of Plattsburg, MO, finished her race on this earth on March 23, 2021. She passed away at her daughter’s home in Smithville, MO surrounded by her loving family who cared for her in her final year struggling with dementia.She was born at home on April 8, 1940 to Gilmore Frederick and Dorothy Lucille (Curtis) Olson in Weaver, MN. Marlene was born two months premature and fit in a shoebox or a small dresser drawer. Her father, who was out running his trap line, when summoned to come home quickly because the baby was coming, replied, “It’s...

Funeral Service : 03/27/2021
Richard L. Gates
Richard L. Gates
Date of Death : 03/20/2021

Richard Louis Gates, 81, of Gower, MO passed away March 20, 2021.He was born on February 14, 1940 in Craig, MO to William Louis and Lou Fern (Stephenson) Gates. In 1958, he graduated from Plattsburg High School. On August 27, 1960 he was united in marriage to Ruth Auxier. They made their home in Gower. Richard started out farming like his father had taught him. A few years later, he became an auto mechanic, which would become his profession for the rest of his life. He enjoyed coon hunting, fishing, playing cards and working in his garden. He is survived...

Funeral Service : 03/24/2021
Roy William Wyatt, Jr.
Roy William Wyatt, Jr.
Date of Death : 03/14/2021

It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of Roy William Wyatt Jr (75) on March 14, 2021. Roy left this world with his wife and daughter by his side after a short battle with cancer. He was a light in our lives that is truly impossible to summarize. In 1946, Roy was born to Alice Jester and Roy Wyatt Sr in Kansas City, KS. He was the eldest of three boys. Roy lived in the Humansville, Mo area throughout his childhood and it was during that time he developed a love for cars. Roy worked in auto sales...

Funeral Service : 03/14/2021
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