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Suzy Vaughn
Suzy Vaughn
Date of Death : 01/31/2024

Amy “Suzy” Vaughn, 61 of Smithville, passed away Monday, January 31st at Tiffany Springs Rehabilitation Center, due to complications of Diabetes. She was the daughter of Walt and Jeanne Vaughn and the granddaughter of Leonard and Nina Wilson of Smithville. She was the wife of Debbie Shoaf, who preceded her in death. She is survived by her cousins Mary Lou Key of Holt, Kristina Noll of Liberty, and Michael Smith of Russellville, Missouri, and her special friend, Brad Crider. Suzy worked for TWA at KCI, until they were bought out by American Airlines. She then worked for American, until health...

Funeral Service : 02/13/2024
Tom Edlin
Tom Edlin
Date of Death : 01/29/2024

Tom Edlin, of Platte City, MO passed away, January 29, 2024.Thomas Vincent Edlin, 92, a lifelong resident of Platte County, Missouri passed away peacefully at his home in Platte City on January 29, 2024, surrounded by family.Tom was born January 6, 1932, near Platte City to Walter Thomas and Lillian Lucile (Wade) Edlin. He lived in Platte City until the age of ten when his parents purchased a farm near Dearborn and relocated. He attended Dearborn High School. Tom was a member of the Camden Point Baptist Church.In January 1952, Tom enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. On April...

Funeral Service : 02/03/2024
Steve Goodlet
Steve Goodlet
Date of Death : 01/28/2024

Stephen Richard Goodlet, 72, of New Market, MO met Jesus at the gates of Heaven after a long battle with cancer on January 28, 2024. He was born on July 2, 1951, to Benjamin Harrison and Bonnie Fay (Searcy) Goodlet in St. Joseph, MO. Steve grew up on the family farm in rural Dearborn, MO and graduated from North Platte High School in 1969. Steve received his Bachelor’s of Science in Education and his Master’s in Education both from Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, MO.On July 13, 1973, he was united in marriage to Sheila Sue Paden. After their...

Funeral Service : 01/31/2024
Wanda Utz
Wanda Utz
Date of Death : 01/22/2024

Wanda Lee Utz, 90, of Gower, MO passed away, January 22, 2024.She was born on April 25, 1933 to Teddy and Mildred (Todd) Bray in Louisburg, KS. She grew up in the Plattsburg area and graduated from Plattsburg High School.On February 18, 1951, she was united in marriage to Eugene G. Utz. After their marriage they lived in Plattsburg. In 1967, they moved to their farm near Gower where they made their home. Her husband preceded her in death on September 7, 2017.Wanda was a member of the Prairie Flower Club and was a 4-H Leader. Wanda loved quilting and...

Funeral Service : 02/02/2024
Ginger Lawrence
Ginger Lawrence
Date of Death : 01/21/2024

Virginia “Ginger” Lawrence passed peacefully in her sleep on January 21, 2024.Ginger loved interacting with all babies and little kids; playing Scrabble and working crossword puzzles; watching Jerry Springer, Judge Judy, and Law and Order: SVU; decorating cakes; and listening to country and western music . . . but, most of all, she loved her four daughters, five grandkids, and five great-grandkids.The second child of Tommie and Gussie (Johnson) Yazel, Ginger (Virginia Deane) was born Dec. 28, 1936, in Harrisonville, MO. She attended both Manchester and Kensington Elementary Schools and graduated from East High School in 1954. She worked at...

Funeral Service : 04/20/2024
Karen West
Karen West
Date of Death : 01/19/2024

Karen Ann (Loutermilch) West passed away on January 19, 2024. She was born on August 26, 1939, to Eldon Leo and Cynthia Eleanor Loutermilch in the Agency area. She participated in 4-H growing up on the farm. Karen peacefully departed this life, leaving behind cherished memories and a legacy of love. Karen graduated from Gower High School in 1956, and on November 3, 1956, she was united in marriage to Charles Everett West. Together, they established their home in the Edgerton/Gower area, eventually purchasing a farm and building a house where they raised their 7 children. Karen and Charlie...

Funeral Service : 01/27/2024
Linda Bodenhausen
Linda Bodenhausen
Date of Death : 01/17/2024

Linda Kay was born November 17, 1946, to Alfred Leo and Frances Lucille Ottinger. Linda grew up in Gower and graduated from Gower High School. She was united in marriage to Vance Gayle Bodenhausen August 23, 1964. Their 59 years of marriage was blessed with love, faith, family, friends, and life on the farm in rural Gower. Linda was a member of the Gower Christian Church, where she shared her extraordinary musical talent with the church and community. She served the church for 59 years as organist and choir director. Her energy and creativity in arranging special music to celebrate...

Funeral Service : 01/27/2024
Eva Pflugradt
Eva Pflugradt
Date of Death : 01/14/2024

Eva Pflugradt, 91, of Easton, MO passed away, January 14, 2024 and is now dancing in heaven with her honey.She was born on September 1, 1932 to Tim and Tilly Conlin in Newburgh, New York.On September 12, 1948 she was united in marriage to the one and only man, Henry E. Pflugradt, Sr at Stuart Fields Air Base in New York in 1948. They then moved to Missouri where they have always lived. Eva raised eight kids while Henry was an over the road trucker gone for 1-2 weeks at a time. Eva didn’t drive until after Henry was born....

Funeral Service : 01/18/2024
Dale Moss
Dale Moss
Date of Death : 01/13/2024

Dale Moss, 48, of St. Joseph, MO passed away, January 13, 2024.He was born on July 14, 1975 in Cameron, MO and grew up in rural Stewartsville. Dale loved tractors and was a foodie.He is survived by his parents, Bruce and Kathy Moss; sister, Deanna Dessert and husband Troy; nieces and nephews, Nate Christian, Anthony Dessert, Sandi Luebbert, and Will Luebert; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.Visitation: 10:00-11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 4th at Hixson-Klein Funeral Home in Gower.Inurnment following at Mt. Zion Cemetery, Gower.Donations may be made to Mt. Zion Cemetery.

Funeral Service : 05/04/2024
Ricky Rawlings
Ricky Rawlings
Date of Death : 01/13/2024

Ricky Lee Rawlings, 71 of Weatherby, MO passed away January 13, 2024. He was born on December 19, 1952, to Earl Charles and Nellie Wray (Buckler) Rawlings in Smithville, MO. Ricky grew up in Camden Point on the family tobacco farm with his 8 siblings and graduated from North Platte High School in 1970. In 1984 he was united in marriage to Susan Smith. They made their home in Dearborn, MO. In 2017 they moved to Weatherby, MO. Ricky worked for Sprint where he was a lineman and retired as a project manager after 31 years of service. He later...

Funeral Service : 01/18/2024
Melissa Scholz
Melissa Scholz
Date of Death : 01/11/2024

Melissa Elaine Scholz, 62, of St. Joseph, MO passed away January 11, 2024. She was born on March 27, 1961, to Merl Alferd and Carolyn Janice (Adkins) Williams in St. Joseph, MO. Melissa grew up in Dearborn, MO, where she graduated from North Platte High School in 1979. She received her Associates Degree in Nursing from Missouri Western State College in 1981 and she later received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Regents College. On June 27, 1981, she was united in marriage to David William Scholz. After their marriage they lived in St. Joseph where they made their...

Funeral Service : 01/17/2024
Chuck Huffman
Chuck Huffman
Date of Death : 01/06/2024

Charles Earl Huffman, better known as Chuck, age 69, embarked on his final adventure on Saturday January 6th, 2024 after his battle with cancer. Chuck was a loving father, husband, son, brother and beaming grandpa. He is survived by his wife Martha Huffman, daughters Gayla Goleman (Aaron Goleman) and Rachael Huffman (Miles Strombach), grandson Owen Goleman, mother Vera Huffman, and sister Suzette Nesbitt-Walker (Jeff Walker), as well as many honorary “rent-a-kids”. He was preceded in death by his father Perry Huffman. Chuck was a gregarious, fun man and friend to many. He worked as a Chemical Engineer for Bayer for...

Funeral Service : 01/10/2024
Bettie Taylor
Bettie Taylor
Date of Death : 01/06/2024

Bettie Taylor died on January 6, 2024 at Oak Hills Living Center in New Ulm, MN. She was 93. Bettie was born in Trimble, MO, June 29, 1930, to Burr and May Wright, the oldest of five children. She is survived by her children, Bruce (Jo Anne) of New Ulm, MN, Sherida of Stanwood, WA, Mark (Janet) of Crystal Falls, MI, her sister Vivlyn of Chula Vista, CA, brother Bennie of Quartzsite, AZ, seven grand children, one great grandchild, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by husband Byron, her parents, and two brothers.Bettie graduated from Edgerton, MO high...

Funeral Service : 05/03/2024
Louanna Williams
Louanna Williams
Date of Death : 12/31/2023

Louanna Jean Williams, 101, of Dearborn, MO passed away December 31, 2023.She was born on September 14, 1922, to Edward Ray and Lucy Jean (Sowders) Stalder in NewMarket, MO where she grew up and attended school.On December 13, 1938, she was united in marriage to Virgil Hale Williams in Leavenworth, KS.After their marriage they lived in Dearborn where they made their home. On October 30, 1990, her husband passed away.Louanna worked for 28 years at Waggoner Mercantile Agency as a debt adjuster, retiring in1998, and she also worked at United Telephone Company as a switchboard operator. Louanna was a member...

Funeral Service : 01/05/2024
Kevin Drake
Kevin Drake
Date of Death : 12/29/2023

Kevin Drake, 65, of Liberty, MO, formerly of Gower, MO passed away, December 29, 2023.He was born on April 27, 1958 to George Woodrow and Phyllis Arlene (Inscho) Drake in St. Joseph, MO. He graduated from East Buchanan High School in 1976. Kevin was united in marriage to Cynthia Trumble. She preceded him in death. He worked for Ford Motor Company for many years. He was an avid Chiefs Fan.Kevin was also preceded in death by his parents, infant sister, Samantha Drake, brothers, Anthony “Tony” Drake and Randy Drake, and nephew, Jeremy Drake.He is survived by his step-son, Charles “Chaz”...

Funeral Service : 01/03/2024
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