David Brian Boyd, 80, of Smithville, MO, went to be with our Lord on Friday, March 13, 2020 at Saint Luke’s Hospice House in Kansas City, MO.He was born on March 2, 1940 to Alvin & Lola (Rasmussen) Boyd in Des Moines, IA. Dave grew up in Des Moines and graduated from Des Moines Technical School. Dave served in the National Guard and then served his country in the United States Marine Corps.On June 16, 1962 Dave was united in marriage to Levon Friend. After their marriage, the couple lived in Des Moines, IA where they owned and operated a...Funeral Service : 07/10/2020
**DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS, THE SERVICES ARE POSTPONED**Larry Scott Beets Sr. 70, of Smithville, MO passed away on March 12th after battling ALS.Larry was born the son of John and Mary Beets on November 28th, 1949 in Kansas City, Missouri. He is proceeded in death by both his parents and his youngest sister Kathy Whitley. He is survived by his wife of 36 years Sheila Habiger Beets; daughter Tamara Mitchell (Jim); sons Larry Jr. (Becky), Jason (Crystal), Jacob (Shannon); step daughter Jessica; 15 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; 1 brother John Jr. ( Sandy); 1 sister Julie Musgrave (Jack). Larry started...Funeral Service : 03/19/2020
Carol Renee Williams, 70 of Colcord, OK formerly of Gower, MO passed away March 7, 2020.She was born on August 31, 1949 to Allen Duane and Carol Yvonne (Yackle) Breckenridge in Smithville, MO. Carol grew up in Lathrop, MO and in 1967 graduated from Lathrop High School. In 1969, she received her cosmetology certificate from Casters Cosmetology School in St. Joseph, MO.On June 10, 1972 she was united in marriage to Keith Williams. After their marriage they lived in Lathrop, Agency and made their home in Gower, MO. In 2012 they moved to Oklahoma. Carol was a beautician, owning Carol’s...Funeral Service : 03/12/2020
Rex Grisham, 84, of Gower, MO passed away, Friday, March 6, 2020.He was born on June 20, 1935 to Lester Clark and Helen E. (Wade) Grisham in Platte County, MO. Rex attended school at Rocky Point School in Platte County, later Grayson School, and graduated from Gower High School.On August 18, 1957 he was united in marriage to Anna Lou “Lukie” Stanton. After their marriage they lived in Gower where they made their home. His wife, Lukie, preceded him in death on November 9, 2014.Rex was a farmer, and worked at Purina, E&M and owned and operated a plumbing business....Funeral Service : 03/10/2020
Roxy Musser, 88, of Gower, MO passed away, Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at her home.Roxy was born on December 21, 1931 to Antoine F. and Florence (Losey) Waitkoss in St. Joseph, MO, where she grew up and graduated from Benton High School.On May 19, 1956 she was united in marriage to Stephen “Jack” Moore. After their marriage they lived in Hemple, MO. Her husband, Jack, passed away on May 15, 1981. On October 15, 1983 she was united in marriage to Rollie A. “Junior” Musser. After their marriage they lived in Hemple and in 1996 they moved to Gower where...Funeral Service : 03/06/2020
Rodney Ehnen, 85 of Smithville, MO passed away, Sunday, March 1, 2020.He was born on September 26, 1934 to Carson Jake and Nina (Romine) Ehnen in Plevna, KS. He graduated from Rocky Comfort High School in Rocky Comfort, MO. He then served his country in the U.S. Army.On February 22, 1957 he was united in marriage to Emily Sue Dodson. After their marriage they lived in Wichita, KS for six years where he worked for Boeing. In 1963 they moved to the Kansas City area and worked for TWA. In 1969 they moved to Smithville where they made their home....Funeral Service : 03/04/2020
William Carson Palmer, 69, of Smithville, MO, formerly of historic Northeast Kansas City, passed away Sunday, March 1, 2020. He was born on January 10, 1951 to Billy Joe and Ethyl Mae (Platz) Palmer in Kansas City, MO. Bill graduated in 1969 from Northeast High School. On September 12, 1970 he was united in marriage to Sharon Kay Downing. After their marriage they lived in historic Northeast Kansas City and in 1996 they moved to Smithville, MO. In his early adulthood, Bill taught vocational electronics at Joe Herndon Technical School in Raytown, MO for ten years. A growing family led...Funeral Service : 03/07/2020
Toni Yvonna Shelton, 47, of Lawrence, KS passed away March 1, 2020.She was born on March 5, 1972 to Benjamin C. and Mary Louise (Enslow) Shelton in Kansas City, KS where she grew up and attended Washington High School. Toni loved reading, crafting and singing, playing board games and watching movies. She was a wonderful wife, mother, sister and friend who will be dearly missed. She was preceded in death by her parents Benny and Mary Shelton.Toni is survived by her husband Eddie Brison; children Blake, Mariah and Mikaela (Miquel Brown); brother David Shelton and wife Kobi; nephews Bishop and...Funeral Service : 03/08/2020
Neva Marie (Lamb) Dittmar, 92, of Agency, MO passed away February 27, 2020.She was born on May 22, 1927 in Chillicothe, MO the tenth child of Elmer Everett Lamb and Nancy Isabelle (Smith) Lamb. On October 18, 1947 she was united in marriage to Donald John Dittmar at the Third Baptist Church in St. Louis, MO. After their marriage they made their home in Agency, MO where they raised their four children John, Roger, Linda and Glenn.Don and Neva served in area churches as Sunday School Teachers and other church offices. Neva was a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist...Funeral Service : 03/02/2020
Elaine Crighton-Kirk, 96, of Platte Woods, MO passed away, Tuesday, February 25, 2020.She was born in Los Angeles, CA where she grew up. Elaine then served her country in the U.S. Navy during WWII. She was united in marriage to John G. Crighton. They made their home in Platte Woods where they raised their two children. Her husband preceded her in death on February 28, 1984.Elaine worked at TWA for over 20 years. She was a member of the Platte Woods Garden Club, Platte Luncheon Club and the U.S. Waves.She was also preceded in death by her parents and her...
Mary Lou Highlander, 81, of Camden Point, MO passed away, February 25, 2020 after a long illness.She was born on December 31, 1938 to Owen Marion and Mary Alice (Tate) Kenney in Platte County, MO. Mary Lou grew up and attended school in the Ferrelview area.On December 15, 1956 she was united in marriage to Charles Edward “Eddie” Highlander. After their marriage they made their home in Camden Point, MO.She enjoyed crocheting and quilting and made many beautiful things. Mary Lou is survived by her husband, Eddie; daughter, Debbie (John) Asher; grandson, Andy (Lori) Asher; great-grandchildren, Jonah, Sam and Ava...Funeral Service : 02/28/2020
Colleen Mary Roberts, 76, of Edgerton, MO passed away February 23, 2020.She was born on August 21, 1943 to Peter Charles and Rosemary Helen (Black) Morton in St. Louis, MO. Colleen graduated from Platte City High School.On June 15, 1963 she was united in marriage to J.C. Roberts. After their marriage they lived in Edgerton, MO where they made their home. Colleen worked for Spelman Memorial Hospital in Smithville for 33 years. She was a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church. Colleen loved camping and fishing and was extremely active in her children and grandchildren’s lives. She was a wonderful...Funeral Service : 02/27/2020
Jack Swanigan, 59, of Kansas City, MO passed away, Wednesday, February 19, 2020.He was born on July 10, 1960 to Cecil William and Evelyn Joyce (Elliott) Swanigan in Springfield, MO. Jack grew up in Kansas City and graduated from North Kansas City High School in 1978.Jack was a general manager at Applebee’s in Kansas City for over 15 years. He loved hunting, football, and spending time at his parent’s house in the country.He was preceded in death by his infant brother, James Swanigan.Jack is survived by his daughters, Megan Clark and husband Tyler, and Haley Swanigan; grandson, Harrison; parents, Cecil...Funeral Service : 02/24/2020
Staley LeRoy Snook, Sr., Cameron Missouri Veterans Home, formerly of Edgerton, Missouri, passed away February 17, 2020, at Cameron Hospital. Staley was born on December 17, 1929, to Roy William and Zelma Louise (Hornbeck) Snook in Smithville, Missouri. He grew up in the Edgerton/Smithville area and graduated from Edgerton High School, after which he joined the United States Marine Corps and served in China through 1949. Upon his return, he met his future wife, Sallie Evans, who was also a Marine, in San Diego, California. They were married in March 1952. The family moved back to Edgerton, Missouri, in 1959....Funeral Service : 02/22/2020
John Donald Miller, 81, of Smithville, MO passed away Sunday, February 16, 2020.He was born August 7, 1938 to Joseph B. and Lillian J. (Yates) Miller. John grew up in rural Platte County and in 1958 he graduated from Smithville High School. He served his country in the U.S. Army. On October 18, 1956 he was united in marriage to Linda May Cox. After their marriage they lived in Smithville where they made their home. John was a member of the Smithville American Legion Post #58. He retired as a mechanic from TWA after 43 years. John loved gardening and...Funeral Service : 02/19/2020
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