Jimmy Don “J.D.” Kerns, 60 of Shawnee, KS formerly of Hemple, MO passed away September 1, 2019.Jimmy Don “J.D.” Kerns was born on June 16, 1959, 60 years old passed from this life on September 1st, 2019 after battling cancer. J.D. leaves this world to be with his heavenly father Jesus Christ and all his family members and friends who have passed before him. What a glorious day for J.D. to be reunited with his father Billy Gene Kerns and nephews Andrew and Alex Eli. J.D. leaves behind the love of his life, his wife Susan; his beautiful daughters...Funeral Service : 09/07/2019
Troy Lee Shanks, 40 of Kansas City, MO passed away suddenly at home on August 28, 2019.He was born July 3, 1979 in Smithville, MO. Troy grew up Edgerton, MO and in 1997 he graduated from North Platte High School. On November 3, 2001 he was united in marriage to Courtney Renee Farmer. After their marriage they lived in Kansas City where they made their home. Troy was a devoted husband and father. He found great joy in being a Dad and watching and supporting his children in everything they did. Troy had an amazing huge heart and never knew...Funeral Service : 09/02/2019
Velma “Deannie” Woolsey, 94, of Smithville, MO passed away, Monday, August 26, 2019.She was born on August 4, 1925 to Delmas Earl and Beryl Irene (Bewley) Rose in La Junta, Colorado. She grew up near Kim, Colorado where she graduated high school. Deannie later attended St. Luke’s Nursing School in Kansas City, MO.Deannie lived near Smithville, Platte City and Edgerton and in 2001 moved to Smithville.She was an LPN for Spelman Memorial Hospital for over 20 years.Deannie was preceded in death by her parents; son, Mark Reisinger; brother, Buck Rose; sister, Margaret Horn; her children’s father, Thomas Michael Reisinger; husband,...Funeral Service : 08/30/2019
Nissa Lee Phillips, 46, of Kansas City, MO formerly of Angleton, TX passed away Monday, August 26, 2019 at Smithville Living Center.Memorial Services will be held at a later date in Austin, TXLocal arrangements by Hixson-Klein Funeral Home, Smithville
Lillie Marie (Williams) Brokenicky Maness, 76, of Kansas City, MO passed away Saturday, August 24, 2019.She was born on February 4, 1943 to Roy Francis and Hazel Marie (Tippit) Williams in Ferrelview, MO where she grew up and attended East Platte Elementary School and in 1961, she graduated from Smithville High School. Lillie attended school of nursing at Menorah Medical Center where she received her LPN and spent her career in nursing.Lillie loved animals, art and most of all poetry. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother David Francis Williams and sister Mary Williams Hotham.She is survived by...Funeral Service : 09/01/2019
Alice Merle (Looman) Tripp, 79, of Gower, MO formerly of Platte Woods, MO passed away August 19, 2019 at the Gower Convalescent Center.Alice was born April 3, 1940 to Otto Andrew and Ruth Jane (Moulton) Looman in Augusta, KS. She grew up in Bethany and in 1958 graduated from Southwest Harrison High School. She graduated from Kansas City General Hospital School of Nursing in Kansas City in 1961. In 1966 she received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and then in 1976 she earned a Masters Degree in Nursing, both from the University of Kansas in Kansas City, KS. In...Funeral Service : 08/24/2019
Lloyd Wilson, 88, of Smithville, MO passed away, August 19, 2019.He was born on August 22, 1930 to Kemper Scott and Minnie Lee (Boydston) Wilson in Dearborn, MO. Lloyd grew up in Dearborn and graduated from Dearborn High School. He then served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War.On May 16, 1958 he was united in marriage to Darlene Owen. After their marriage they made their home in Smithville.Lloyd worked for TWA, retiring after 20 years. After his retirement he worked for Coulter Bus Service. Lloyd was an avid Royals fan. He loved to travel in...Funeral Service : 08/23/2019
Vicki Grindstaff, 65, of Smithville, MO passed away, August 19, 2019.She is survived by her husband, David; children, Kent Grindstaff, Lacey Ward, Stephanie (Richard) Song, and Ashley (Chris) Liem; grandchildren, Ashleigh Grindstaff, Kohl and Kenadee Schnuelle, Selah and Zephaniah Song and Evly, LulaBelle and Silas Liem.Celebration of Life: 1:00 p.m. Saturday August 31st at Crescent Lake Christian Center, Excelsior Springs, Mo, 64024.Arrangements, Hixson-Klein Funeral Home, Smithville.Funeral Service : 08/31/2019
Roberta Smith, 73, of St. Joseph, MO formerly of Belton, MO passed away, August 16, 2019.She was born on September 16, 1945 to Franklin M. and Imogene L. (Wise) Smith in Ft. Sill, Oklahoma. Roberta grew up in St. Joseph, MO and graduated from Faucett High School. She then attended Guards Business School in St. Joseph. Roberta lived in Belton for many years. She retired from Armour/ConAgra Foods in 2006. Roberta loved collecting dolls and was an avid MU, Royals and Chiefs fan.Roberta was preceded in death by her father and special friend John Paul. She is survived by her...Funeral Service : 08/20/2019
Janice “Jan” (Murphy) Ford, 83, of Gladstone, MO (formerly of Gower, MO, passed away on Thursday August 15, 2019.She was born on July 7, 1936 to Thomas Kenneth and Ethelyn (Duncan) Murphy in DeKalb, MO. Janice grew up in DeKalb and graduated from DeKalb High School. She then attended Maryville Teachers College in Maryville, MO.In 1958 Janice married her former husband Wendell Ford (currently of Liberty, MO). In 1969 they moved to Gower, MO with their children Debra and Doug. While living in Gower, Janice worked for TWA, the Farmer’s Bank and the Gower Convalescent Center. In 1999 Janice moved...Funeral Service : 08/22/2019
Michael Troy Savage, 50, of Gladstone, MO passed away August 15, 2019.He was born on November 17, 1968 in Kansas City, MO. Mike grew up in Gladstone and graduated from Park Hill High School. He served his country in the U.S. Army during Operation Desert Storm where he did his basic training at Fort Benning, GA and was stationed in Wiesbaden, Germany. After he was honorably discharged, he returned home.Mike was currently working for Elmwood Reclaimed Timber in Peculiar, MO as a machine operator. He enjoyed fishing, playing pool, woodworking and remodeling his Mom’s home. Mike loved spending time with...Funeral Service : 08/24/2019
Rhonda (Kennedy) Lehnen 56, of Ormond Beach, FL formerly of Plattsburg, MO passed away August 14, 2019.She was born on July 3, 1963 in Smithville, MO to Alan Coy Kennedy and Cheryle Christine Henry in Smithville, MO. Rhonda was raised by her grandparents Coy and Leona Kennedy in Plattsburg and in 1981, she graduated from Plattsburg High School. Rhonda received her Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a Minor in Juvenile Justice from Missouri Western State College. In 2007 she received her Florida Real Estate License. Rhonda worked for Jackson County and Clinton County as a Social Worker. She...Funeral Service : 08/21/2019
Albert Tadeusz Renczarski, 73, of Smithville, MO passed away August 13, 2019.Al was born on April 26, 1946, in Trani, Italy, to Zygmunt and Janina (Styrna) Renczarski. In 1952 he emigrated to the United States with his parents and brother Matthew and settled in Chicago, Illinois. He attended St. Helen’s Grade School, Gordon Technical High School, and the University of Illinois. He later received his Master’s Degree and the University of Missouri.Al married Kathleen Subelka on September 16, 1967, at Christ the King Church in Kansas City, Kansas. Together they raised a son and a daughter. Al was an active...Funeral Service : 08/17/2019
Darline Hanway, 87, of Dearborn, MO passed away, Monday, August 12, 2019.She was born on October 20, 1931 to Emil Otto and Elsie Sabina (Fuelgraff) Schultz in St. Joseph, MO. Darline grew up in St. Joseph and graduated from Lafayette High School.On September 1, 1956 she was united in marriage to P. Paul Hanway. After their marriage they farmed near Faucett where they made their home. Her husband, Paul, passed away, August 1, 2011.Darline was a member of the St. Francis Catholic Church in St. Joseph.She was also preceded in death by her parents; and her brother, Norman Schultz. Darline...Funeral Service : 08/16/2019
James Michael O’Donnell, Jr., 55 of Kansas City, MO passed away peacefully on August 12, 2019 at St. Luke’s Hospice House in Kansas City, MO.Michael was born in St. Louis, MO on January 21, 1964 to Ellen (Ogle) Moore. He grew up in Rolla, MO but spent the majority of his adult life in North Carolina as an Ironworker. He was very proud of his life’s work. He loved showing new Ironworkers the ropes and was especially proud to be a member of the Local 10 Ironworkers Union in Kansas City. He loved hunting and fishing, golfing, cooking and gardening.In...
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