Reba Jean Adkins of Smithville, MO passed away, Saturday, December 29, 2018.Reba Jean Adkins was a loving sister, wife, mother and Nana. She was born in Berryville, Arkansas to Lee Andrew and Claudine Sparks. She was second in line of five children.Reba married Franklin Otis Adkins on Christmas Eve 1952 in Berryville, Arkansas.Their three sons joined them in the 50s, Dennis, Steve, and Douglas. Reba loved life and her grandchildren: Sean Alexander, Emily Trevillyan, Chad Adkins, Alicia Adkins, Colby Adkins, Abbi Caribardi, & Ciera Adkins. She has nine great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandsons. And she so loved her daughters-in-law, Joy Adkins...Funeral Service : 01/02/2019
Linda Sue Salisbury, 73, of Smithville, MO passed away December 28, 2018.She was born on April 1, 1945 in Springfield, MO where she grew up and attended school. On February 18, 1966 she was united in marriage to Melvin LeRoy Salisbury. After their marriage they lived in Independence, MO. After her retirement they moved to Willard, MO and later moved to Smithville, MO.Linda retired from Hallmark in Kansas City, MO. She was preceded in death by her parents Raymond D. Dersch and Lola Josephine (Pettigrew) Ramey and brother Jackie Ramey.Linda is survived by her husband Melvin Salisbury; daughters Lisa Vogel...
Terry Lee West, 67, of Cameron, MO formerly of Edgerton, MO passed away suddenly at his home December 26, 2018.He was born on May 14, 1951 to Clarence and Laura Lee (Foster) West.Terry graduated in 1969 with a full ride scholarship to Northwest Missouri State. He lived most of his life in the area but spent 4 years living and working in London, England.Terry never met a stranger. He knew everyone and if he didn’t, he surely would. Terry had the “gift of gab” and could tell the funniest stories and jokes. He always made us laugh and want more....Funeral Service : 12/31/2018
Correna Sue Masters, 57, of Kearney, MO passed away, Saturday, December 22, 2018.She was born on September 11, 1961 in Kansas City, MO. Rena had a love for elephants and so loved her grandbabies and was proud of them.Rena was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Masters and Wanda “Sue” Holland and many other loved ones.She is survived by her children, Carla Pollard, Samantha Hager, and Dennis Hager; her grandbabies, Mercedes, Tyler, Austin, Shyann, Carlie, Alicia, Drizten, Addison, and Aven; one great-grandbaby expected in May; sisters, Cherie Masters, Tina and Brent Herdman, Michelle and Daryl Stone; brother, Charley Masters;...Funeral Service : 12/28/2018
Christopher Robert Carter, 43, of Gladstone, MO passed away December 19, 2018.He was born on July 17, 1975 to John Bill and Linda Lorene (Walker) Carter in St. Joseph, MO. Chris grew up in Lathrop and graduated from Lathrop High School. Chris worked as a stereo installer for several years and later as a security system installer. He enjoyed fishing, listening to music, riding 4-wheelers and spending time with his family and friends. Chris dedicated his life to his daughter Natalie.He was preceded in death by his dad John Carter.Chris is survived by his daughter Natalie Carter; step-daughters Dani Plowman...Funeral Service : 12/30/2018
Kelly Lee Wilcox, 56, of Barnard, MO passed away December 16, 2018. He was born on March 16, 1962 the son of Lyle “Shorty” Wilcox and Verona “Dottie” Brown. Kelly was a very active member of the Barnard community serving on many committees and organizations including the volunteer fire department and city council. He was an avid hunter and outdoors-man, was a die-hard Broncos and Elway fan. He enjoyed camping at Kansas Speedway, Mozingo Lake and riding motorcycles. Kelly also enjoyed playing many years of softball and basketball with his friends. Kelly never knew a stranger and if you were...Funeral Service : 12/21/2018
Joseph E. Chambers, 80, of Smithville, MO passed away, Saturday, December 15, 2018.He was born on June 4, 1938 to Theodore Roosevelt and Dixie Mentt (Siler) Chambers in Ravenna, OH. Joe grew up in Bruner, MO and graduated from Wyandotte High School in 1956. He then served his country in the U.S. Air Force. Joe received his Bachelor of Science Degree in 1972 from Central Missouri State University.Joe retired from the Kansas City Police Department after 28 years of service.Joe was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Frank Chambers, and his daughter, Candice Bost.He is survived by his wife...
Ruth E. Hixson, 93, of rural Gower, MO passed away December 14, 2018.She was born on September 7, 1925 to Lucian and Mary (Sykes) Hurt in Milan, MO where she grew up and graduated from Milan High School. Ruth attended Truman State College in Kirksville, MO and received her teaching certificate. She was a school teacher for several years.On September 4, 1955 she was united in marriage to Robert Elvin Hixson. After their marriage they farmed near Gower where they made their home. Robert passed away on August 28, 1995.Ruth was a member of the Stony Point Presbyterian Church near...Funeral Service : 12/21/2018
Peggye J. Quick, 64, of Kansas City, MO passed out of this earthly life to be with her eternal savior Jesus on December 14, 2018.She bravely battled many infirmities and injuries, yet maintained a generous heart of gold and faith in God. Graveside Services: 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 26th at Second Creek Cemetery, Kansas City.Arrangements Hixson-Klein Funeral Home, GowerFuneral Service : 12/26/2018
Mary Lee Fisher, 100, of Kansas City, MO passed away, Thursday, December 13, 2018.She was born on April 27, 1918 to Archie Edward and Anna Mae (Vance) Hammond in Waldron, MO. On April 26, 1941 she was united in marriage to Guy Allen Fisher. After their marriage they made their home in Nashua. Her husband, Guy, passed away, September 3, 1969.Mary Lee worked at the post office in Nashua, the cafeteria at the Nashua grade school and retired from the cafeteria at North Kansas City High School.Mary Lee Fisher was a member of the Nashua Baptist Church.Mary Lee was also...Funeral Service : 12/20/2018
Cassie Sueann Assel, 71, of Smithville, MO passed away, Wednesday, December 12, 2018.She was born on October 15, 1947 to Frank Stanley and Norma Joe (Brock) Wierzbicki in Excelsior Springs, MO. Cassie grew up un Excelsior Springs where she graduated high school.On April 13, 1973 she was united in marriage to John Assel. After their marriage they lived in the Smithville area where they made their home.In earlier years, Cassie worked for Justus Drug and the Smithville School District. She was also very involved in the Smithville Community, and was honored as the Grand Marshall in 2006. Cassie was a...Funeral Service : 12/19/2018
Robert Anthony Kessler, 53, of Lenexa, KS passed away Wednesday, December 12, 2018.He was born on August 30, 1965 to Lawrence “Larry” R. and Joan Marcella (Holtmeyer) Kessler in Washington, MO. Rob grew up in LaVale, Maryland and returned to Missouri and graduated from Mexico Senior High in 1983. After earning his Computer Programming Degree, Rob then worked as a Computer Programmer for 17 years. Upon retirement, he worked as an independent contractor.Rob was a member of the Tall Dog Bicycle Club, the Toyota Land Cruiser Association, and the Vice President of the Tornado Alley Cruisers. He was the President...Funeral Service : 12/18/2018
Sallie Mae Daniel, 81, of Kansas City, MO passed away, Monday, December 10, 2018.She was born on July 9, 1937 to Norman Lee and Emma Mae (Cavanaugh) Cardwell in Smithville, MO. Sallie grew up in Smithville and graduated from Smithville High School in 1955.On August 10, 1956 she was united in marriage to Dale Raymond Daniel. After their marriage they lived in Kansas City North, where they made their home. Her husband preceded her in death in 1996.Sallie worked for the North Kansas City School District as the “Bookstore Lady” at Oak Park High School and later as assistant to...Funeral Service : 12/15/2018
Obituary for Robert R. Sternecker as written by himself.MSgt. Robert R. Sternecker, USAF RetiredI was born in St. Louis, MO on 14 January 1922. I had one brother, who was 5 years younger He died in October 2002.After attending Grade School in St. Louis, I enrolled in Hadley Vocational School, where I studied aircraft mechanics. In out junior year we alternated a month in school and a month at the Naval Air Station at Lambert Field under the guidance of Naval mechanics. I graduated from Hadley in January, 1940.I enlisted in The US Army Air Corps at Chanute Field, IL...Funeral Service : 12/17/2018
Henry E. Assel, Sr, 67, of Smithville, MO passed away December 5, 2018.He was born on April 4, 1951, to Joseph Louis and Margaret Marie (Ulferts) Assel in Kingston, MO. Henry grew up in Gower and attended East Buchanan High School. He then served his country in the US Army during the Vietnam War. On November 1, 1969, he was united in marriage to Donna Wildberger. After their marriage, they lived in Shawnee Mission, KS, St. Joseph, MO and in 1980 they moved to Smithville where they made their home.Henry worked for Missouri Department of Transportation for over 30 years....Funeral Service : 12/09/2018
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