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David G. Roberds
David G. Roberds
Date of Death : 05/23/2019

David G. Roberds, 77, of Dearborn, MO, passed away Thursday, May 23, 2019.He was born March 27, 1942, son of the late Alvin and Ida Roberds. He was a graduate of North Platte High School. He served in the Army and was employed by TWA until his retirement in 1997 and was a farmer for many years.He married Sue Ellen (Sprick) Davidson on June 9, 1984.David was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Stephen and Gene “Punk”; and nephew, Tyler Williamson.He is survived by his wife; daughter, Michelle (Scott) Fleshman and grandson, Daniel, of Dearborn; sisters Pam (Peter)...

Funeral Service : 05/28/2019
Zelma Clower
Zelma Clower
Date of Death : 05/21/2019

Zelma Clower, 96, of Smithville, MO passed away, Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at the Gower Convalescent Center.Zelma was born in Ray County, MO to Robert Edward and Nannie Ellen (McCroskie) Howard.She was a homemaker and a help-mate with her husband, Clark, in running their business, Clower’s Standard Service for 28 years. Zelma was a member of the Smithville United Methodist Church where she served communion for several years. She was a member of several neighborhood ladies’ clubs and enjoyed playing cards with another group of friends. Most of all, she cherished time spent with her family.She was preceded in death...

Funeral Service : 05/25/2019
Don Boydston
Don Boydston
Date of Death : 05/20/2019

Don A. Boydston passed away May 20, 2019 at his farm in rural Platte County. He was born on the same farm on July 1, 1923 to Janie (Sinclair) and Alva Boydston. Don farmed his entire life and loved being outdoors working. His love of nature and animals was epitomized by the dogs he had all his life. He had a special bond with them. Don was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Sinclair Boydston, sister Dorothy Woods, wife Lou Boydston and nephew Mark Helm. He leaves his nieces Nancy Jane Woods, Kathy Shirley (Mike), Valerie Helm (Dan);...

Funeral Service : 05/24/2019
Anna "Ann" Mae Rader
Anna "Ann" Mae Rader
Date of Death : 05/15/2019

Anna “Ann” Mae Rader, 98, of St. Joseph, MO passed away May 15, 2019.She was one of 12 children, was the daughter of Walter and Alta (Willoughby) Ruark was born on August 26, 1920 in Taylorsville, KY. In the late 20’s her father moved the family from Kentucky to Missouri. Ann grew up on a tobacco farm a few miles from Platte City, MO. She attended Farmer’s Rural School and Platte City High School. On March 3, 1940 she was united in marriage to Robert “Bob” Rader. They lived a few years in St. Joseph before moving to Kansas City,...

Funeral Service : 05/17/2019
Paul Cummings
Paul Cummings
Date of Death : 05/14/2019

Paul William Cummings was born on October 22, 1939, near Liberty, MO to Paul Cummings and Julia E. Moore Cummings. Paul received his degree from Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, MO.On September 8, 1963, he was united in marriage to Patricia Smith. He taught and coached in Kearney and Smithville before farming full time. In 1985, Paul and his family moved to Raymore, Missouri where he taught and coached in the Ray-Pec school district. During his coaching career, Paul won over 300 games and won the girls' state basketball championship in 1993.After retiring, Paul moved his family back to...

Funeral Service : 05/19/2019
Terry Wade Edlin
Terry Wade Edlin
Date of Death : 05/12/2019

Terry Wade Edlin,77, of Dearborn, MO passed away Sunday, May 12, 2019.He was born on November 2, 1941 to Walter Thomas “Tom” and Lillian Lucille “Sid” (Wade) Edlin in Smithville, MO. Terry grew up in the Dearborn area and in 1959, he graduated from North Platte High School. He served his country in the Air National Guard. On April 9, 1966, he was united in marriage to Mary Ann Settle. After their marriage, they lived in Dearborn where they farmed and made their home. Terry also worked for Navajo Freight Line in Kansas City. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, collecting guns,...

Funeral Service : 05/15/2019
John Howard Smith
John Howard Smith
Date of Death : 05/10/2019

John Howard Smith, 91, of Gower, MO formerly of St. Joseph, MO passed from this life on May 10, 2019.He was born on July 29, 1927 to John W. and Laura (Mallen) Smith near Grayson, Missouri.He started first grade in 1933 at the new Grayson schoolhouse. He graduated from Gower High School in 1945. He then attended the University of Missouri, graduating in 1949 from their BPA School.In September 1949 he took a job with Armour and Company in St. Joseph learning to buy cattle. After two years he went with Swift and Henry Livestock Commission Company. He remained there...

Funeral Service : 05/13/2019
Roger Callahan
Roger Callahan
Date of Death : 05/09/2019

Roger Callahan, 78, of Pleasant Valley, MO passed away, Thursday, May 9, 2019.He was born on February 8, 1941 to Kermit Selby and Cleta Evelyn (Suiter) Callahan in Clinton, MO. He grew up near Smithville and graduated from Smithville High School. Roger attended Highland Community College where he played football. He then served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War.On November 29, 1979 he was united in marriage to Connie Anne Matthews. After their marriage they lived in Smithville, Lawson, Liberty, Pacific City, OR and in 1998 they moved to Pleasant Valley where they made their...

Funeral Service : 05/14/2019
Bonnie Kellam
Bonnie Kellam
Date of Death : 04/30/2019

Bonnie Kellam, 80, of Plattsburg, MO passed away peacefully in her sleep at home on April 30, 2019.Bonnie Lou Guenthner was born in Antigo, Wisconsin on June 3, 1938 to dairy and potato farmers George and Bernadyne Guenthner. She was the third daughter and the youngest of five children.She graduated from Antigo High School in 1956 and went on to business school in Wausau, following which she procured a position with Employee Mutual Insurance. Seeking adventure, she convinced her folks to move her to Kansas City where she enrolled in the Weber Airline School. She was recruited by Braniff Airlines...

Funeral Service : 05/04/2019
Rick Lee Buckler
Rick Lee Buckler
Date of Death : 04/29/2019

Rick Lee Buckler, 57, of New Market, MO passed away April 29, 2019 at his home surrounded by family after a hard fought battle with cancer.He was born on August 12, 1961 to David and Vivian Lee (Jolly) Buckler in Atchison, KS. Rick grew up and attended school in Dearborn, MO. On July 2, 1987 he was united in marriage to Tanya Marie Kempt. After their marriage they lived in New Market where they made their home. Rick worked for Platte-Clay Electric, medically retiring after 38 years of loyal service. He started out on the brush crew and worked his...

Funeral Service : 05/02/2019
John M. Baber
John M. Baber
Date of Death : 04/29/2019

John Baber, 82, of Platte City, MO passed away, April 29, 2019. He was born on March 12, 1937 to George and Francie (Wade) Baber in Platte City, MO where he grew up graduated from Platte City High School. He then served his country in the U.S. Army.On August 12, 1956 he was united in marriage to Patsy Marie Robbins. After their marriage they lived in Platte City where they made their home.John was a heavy equipment operator and was a member of Local Union 101 Operating Engineers for 46 years.He was a lifetime member of the Hoover Christian Church...

Funeral Service : 05/05/2019
Daniel Schmitt
Daniel Schmitt
Date of Death : 04/27/2019

Daniel Schmitt, 63, of Trimble, MO formerly of St. Louis, MO passed away, April 27, 2019 at his home.Celebration of Life: 12:00-3:00 p.m. Saturday, May 4th at VFW Hall 5406 NE Oakridge Rd Kansas City, MO 64119.

Funeral Service : 05/04/2019
Richard Mullins
Richard Mullins
Date of Death : 04/27/2019

Richard Mullins, 79, of Smithville, MO passed away, April 27, 2019.He was born on August 13, 1939 to Willard Albert and Luella Maude (Arnold) Mullins in Salem, NE. Richard grew up in Salem, Nebraska and graduated from Salem High School. He served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. He worked for TWA for 34 years as a lead aircraft mechanic and a safety inspector. Richard was a member of the Smithville American Legion Post, the Masonic Lodge, and was active in the Smithville Senior Center where he had served as President.Richard was preceded in death by...

Funeral Service : 05/02/2019
Cathryn Carroll
Cathryn Carroll
Date of Death : 04/24/2019

Cathryn Ann Carroll, 59, of Smithville, MO passed away Wednesday, April 24, 2019.She was born on January 17, 1960 to Phillip Lee and Martha Ann (Beckers) Angle in Kansas City, Missouri. Cathryn grew up in the Kansas City area.On April 12, 1985 she was united in marriage to Richard Wayne Carroll. After their marriage they lived on a farm in the Smithville area where they made their home. Cathryn was a self-employed Health Economic Consultant and the President of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy. She was also member of the Family Worship Center.She was also preceded in death by...

Funeral Service : 04/30/2019
Donnie Jones
Donnie Jones
Date of Death : 04/18/2019

Donald Lee “Donnie” Jones, 69, of Smithville, MO passed away April 18, 2019.He was born on October 27, 1949 to Maurice W. and Wilma A. (Baker) Jones in Smithville where he grew up and attended school.On July 12, 1996 he was united in marriage to Linda I. Martin. After their marriage they lived in Smithville where they made their home.Donnie retired as an over the road truck driver and also worked for Jean’s Flowers in Smithville. He loved playing cards, working in the garden, mushroom hunting and most of all spending time with his friends, family and especially his grandbabies....

Funeral Service : 04/22/2019
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