LaVerne M. Fanning, 82, of St. Joseph, MO passed away March 25, 2019.She was born on January 7, 1937 to Ernest Glen “Joker” and Leona Berniece (Schottel) Brown in St. Joseph, MO. LaVerne grew up in rural Easton and graduated from Easton High School.On August 31, 1956 she was united in marriage to Eugene Howard Fanning. After their marriage they lived in Hiawatha and Atchison Kansas and settled in St. Joseph, Missouri where they made their home. Eugene passed away on May 21, 2018.LaVerne retired from Adco formerly Geeco in St. Joseph. She was a member of the Baptist Faith....Funeral Service : 03/27/2019
Mark Hill, 59, of Camden Point, MO passed away, March 15, 2019.He was born on January 5, 1960 to William F. and Shirley A. (Courtney) Hill in St. Joseph, MO. Mark grew up in Camden Point and graduated from North Platte High School in 1978. On February 10, 1990 he was united in marriage to Cindy Matthews. After their marriage they lived in Platte County where they made their home. Mark loved to travel and was a huge history and genealogy buff . He enjoyed cruising in Miss Daisey his 71 Camero and took pride in his community. Mark was...
Lorene Elizabeth Hay, 85, of Dearborn, MO passed away March 13, 2019.She was born on October 22, 1933 to Ray and Nellie May (Groshong) Kerns in Atchison, Kansas. Lorene attended Agency and Gower schools and received her GED in 1973. On December 15, 1952 she was united in marriage to Charles Joseph Hay, Sr. After their marriage they lived in St. Joseph and in 1961 they moved to Dearborn where they made their home. Her husband Charles passed away on March 7, 1993.Lorene was a member of the First Baptist Church of Dearborn and was a part of the Activities...Funeral Service : 03/16/2019
Theresa A. Wynn, 71, of Kearney, MO passed away, Tuesday, March 12, 2019.She was born on May 19, 1947 to Jack Ray and Margaret Theresa (Corbin) Wynn in Kansas City, MO. Theresa grew up in Kansas City and graduated from Lillis High School. On September 13, 1986 she was united in marriage to Robert Leonard Dick. After their marriage they lived in Smithville and Kearney. Her husband, Robert, preceded her in death March 8, 2002.She was a lifelong member of LPA (Little People of America). Theresa loved to crochet and embroider. Theresa never knew a stranger, but most importantly loved...Funeral Service : 03/15/2019
Mildred Barnhill, 100, of Gower, MO passed away Monday, March 11, 2019.She was born on October 13, 1918 to Jesse Jacob and Bertha (Lee) Harris in Clay County, MO. She grew up in the Smithville area and graduated from Smithville High School.Millie was united in marriage to William Chester Barnhill. After their marriage they lived in Kearney, Trimble and Plattsburg. He preceded her in death in 1962. Millie later moved to Gower where she made her home.Millie was a member of the First Baptist Church in Smithville. She enjoyed attending the Gower Goodtimers and loved to dance and listen to...Funeral Service : 03/14/2019
Geraldine Gibson, 94, of Gower, MO passed away, Saturday, March 9, 2019.She was born on April 1, 1924 to Lon and Nellie (Waters) Gray in St. Joseph, MO. Geraldine grew up in Gower and graduated from Gower High School. She then attended Northwest Missouri Teachers College. On November 25, 1954 she was united in marriage to David R. Gibson. After their marriage they lived near rural Gower where they farmed and raised their family. Her husband, David, passed away, April 13, 2016.Geraldine worked at the News Press in the Advertising Department and the Army Effects Bureau during WWII. She also...Funeral Service : 03/12/2019
Kimmie A. (Ritchheart) Homan, 54, of St. Joseph, MO passed away March 9, 2019.She was born on October 26, 1964 to Wayne and Janet (Buster) Ritchheart. She graduated from Mid Buchanan High School in 1982. Kimmie was a member the Agency Christian Church. She was a pharmacy technician and worked several different places. She was preceded in death by her father Wayne Ritchheart, grandparents Alex and Lucille Buster and Charlie and Dorothy Ritchheart; aunts and uncles Norman and Shirley Schultz and Charlie and Marilyn Veale; and cousin Valerie Ritchheart.Kimmie is survived by her mother Janet Ritchheart; daughter Kloee Homan; cousins...Funeral Service : 03/13/2019
Ivan Eugene Herpel, 67, of Gower, MO passed away March 5, 2019.He was born on August 1, 1951 to Herald William Herpel, Sr. and Anna Mae (Jackson) Herpel in St. Joseph, MO. Ivan grew up in Easton and graduated from East Buchanan High School in 1969. On June 19, 1970 he was united in marriage to Wanda Bernice Musser. After their marriage they lived in St. Joseph, MO; Easton, MO; Washington, IN; Garland, TX; Omaha, NE. In 1989, they moved to Gower where they made their home. Ivan worked in the corporate world for Armour and Con Agra until 1989...Funeral Service : 03/09/2019
Carla J. (Moore) Manning, 55, of Kansas City, MO, formerly of Smithville, MO passed away, Saturday, March 2, 2019. She was born on November 25, 1963 to Joseph Thomas and Glenda Jane (Lizar) Moore in Smithville, MO. Carla grew up in Smithville and graduated from Smithville High School in 1982.Carla lived most of her adult life Kansas City. She worked at the Dairy Y, owned and operated American Eagle Airport Service and Carla Jane’s Restaurant in Trimble, MO. She also worked at Trail Woods Elementary.Carla loved riding horses and was a farm girl. She enjoyed spending time with her family,...Funeral Service : 03/08/2019
Eugene (“Gene”) Trace Heggestad, was born in Stoughton, Wisconsin on March 6th, 1945 to Reuben P and Betty J. (Jackson) Heggestad. On March 2nd, 2019, he was lovingly embraced by his wife and children, as he went to his heavenly home. Gene was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Gerald. Gene’s family moved to Saint Joseph when he was in 7th grade and he attended Noyes school and Central High School. His family moved to Fort Dodge, Iowa in the middle of his senior year. He graduated from Fort Dodge High School. He enlisted in the Army,...Funeral Service : 05/11/2019
Trevor Teel, 50, of Kansas City, MO passed away, March 1, 2019.He was born on June 23, 1968 to Robert Edward and Luellyn Leann (Carter) Teel in Kansas City, MO. Trevor grew up in Excelsior and Gladstone and graduated from Oak Park High School. He received his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from CMSU.On January 6, 1995 he was united in marriage to Rites Ealey. After their marriage they lived in Kansas City where they made their home.He worked for MVS Systems and provided service in the Metro for over 30 years. He was destined to run the company...Funeral Service : 03/06/2019
Jennie Lou (Silvey) Crow, 104 years, passed away Feb. 26, 2019 at her home in Smithville, MO. She was born on a farm just west of Smithville in Platte County on Oct. 2, 1914 to Charles Alfred (Buster) Silvey and Josephine Kimsey (Herndon) Silvey, the youngest of four children. On June 8, 1935 she married Sidney Woller Crow and they resided on the farm where he was born, just north of Highway 92 in Smithville. Jennie Lou was a caregiver for everyone. She cared for her mother-in-law for many years as well as her own mother until their deaths. Jennie...Funeral Service : 03/02/2019
Patsy Ruth Montgomery, 83, of Edgerton, MO passed away Sunday, February 24, 2019.She was born on September 26, 1935 to Robert Lawson and Nannie Lou (Heath) Baber in Smithville, MO. Patsy grew up in rural Edgerton and 1953 graduated from North Platte High School. On July 31, 1953 she was united in marriage to Lloyd Deane Montgomery. After their marriage they lived in Edgerton where they made their home. Patsy was an active lifelong member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Edgerton. She was an avid bowler, enjoyed playing pitch and was a fan of all sports. Patsy loved cooking,...
Arthur John Carl Wuttke, Jr., 79, of Raymore, MO formerly of Gladstone, MO passed away February 17, 2019.He was born on September 10, 1939 to Arthur John Carl and Barbra Jean (Thompson) Wuttke in Liberty, MO. Art grew up in Excelsior Springs, MO and graduated from Excelsior Springs High School. On May 27, 1958, Art was united in marriage to Carolyn Kay Silkwood. After their marriage they lived in Gladstone where they made their home. Kay passed away on March 29, 2015. Art retired from General Motors after over 35 years of service. He enjoyed woodworking, antiques and restoring furniture....Funeral Service : 03/30/2019
Rosella Tyrone, 72, of Claycomo, MO passed away, Wednesday, February 13, 2019.She was born on March 30, 1946 in Kansas City, MO. Rosella grew up in Pineville, MO, Anderson, MO, Southwest City, MO and graduated from Center High School in Kansas City. Rosella lived most of her life in the Kansas City area. She was a member of Grace Community Church in Smithville. Rosella was a ship welder in Pascagoula, Mississippi and a pump mechanic at Bayer Chemical in Kansas City. She also owned and operated Clayco Gun and Repair Shop in Claycomo, MO. Rosella loved cooking and baking, and...Funeral Service : 03/02/2019
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