Rollins Nash, 79, of Edgerton, MO passed away, Monday, December 16, 2019.He was born on February 18, 1940 to Joseph William and Vivian Bland (Rollins) Nash. Rollins grew up in Edgerton and graduated from North Platte High School.Rollins and his brother, Karlton, owned and operated Nash Gas in Edgerton for many years. He loved hunting, fishing, and playing sports.Rollins was preceded in death by his parents.He is survived by Kathy Best, of the home; children, Mike Nash and Debra Nash; step-daughter Sarah (Bo) Parker; eight grandchildren, Mindi, Adam, Caleb, Nikkalous, Mikayla, Hailey, Emma, and Weston; six great-grandchildren, Christopher, Alex, Pepper,...Funeral Service : 12/20/2019
Connie Gabriel, 73 of Trimble, MO passed away Sunday, December 15, 2019.She was born on December 11, 1946 to Eldon A. and Marjorie I. (Foster) Hendrix in Kansas City, MO. Connie grew up in Smithville and in 1964 she graduated from Smithville High School. Connie raised her son Jim Miller as a single mother until January 30, 1976 when she was united in marriage to Don Gabriel. They had a son Nick Gabriel and raised both boys in Smithville where they made their home. She worked for Alexander & Alexander Insurance and Westrope for several years. Connie enjoyed antiquing, traveling...Funeral Service : 12/19/2019
Nina Norris Payton, 96 of Smithville, MO passed away, Friday, December 13, 2019.She was born on July 31, 1923 to Leonard Singleton and Lura Elizabeth (Cooper) Norris. Nina graduated from Osburn High School in 1941.Nina was united in marriage to Willard David Payton, Jr. After the war, they made their home in the Smithville area. Her husband preceded her in death in 1993.Nina was a seamstress, teacher and catered weddings for many years. She and her husband owned and operated Payton Tops Industries in North Kansas City. Nina was the author of two children’s books illustrated by her nephew, Doug...Funeral Service : 12/18/2019
James L. Riddle, 95, of Linn Creek, MO, formerly of Smithville, MO, passed away, December 7, 2019.He was born on June 19, 1924 to John W. and Artie Mae (Sexton) Riddle in Dearborn, MO. Jim attended school and grew up in the Wallace area. He then served his country in the U.S. Army during the WWII.On March 22, 1946 he was united in marriage to Dorothy Rose Meek. After their marriage they lived in Beverly, MO and moved to Smithville in 1953 where they made their home. After they retired, they moved to Birmingham, MO. His wife, Dorothy, passed away...Funeral Service : 12/14/2019
David Charlton, 80 of Smithville, MO passed away Saturday, November 30, 2019.He was born on January 17, 1939 in Co. Durham England where he grew up and went to school. David served in the Royal Air Force. On December 26, 1958 he was united in marriage to Ocean Scott. After their marriage they lived in England where their four children were born. In 1981,they moved to the United States where they lived in California and Arizona. While living in Arizona they started 7 Charter Schools. After their retirement they moved to Kansas City, Missouri to be near their youngest daughter,...Funeral Service : 12/07/2019
Phillip Ray Blazer, 69, passed away unexpectedly and was welcomed home by his Lord and Savior on Saturday, November 30, 2019 in Saint Joseph Missouri while visiting his family over the Thanksgiving Holiday.He was born February 24, 1950 to Paul A. Blazer, Jr and Mary Esther McMurry Blazer in Alamogordo, New Mexico. He was a letterman and graduated from Alamogordo High School in 1968. He married his High School sweetheart, Joyce Fretwell on June 7th 1968. He attended New Mexico State University from 1968-1972. He worked with Dynalectron in Las Cruces, New Mexico at Holloman Airforce Base. The company offered...Funeral Service : 12/07/2019
Pamela Martin, born July 15, 1948, made her transition on November 30, 2019. Born to Walter and Laura Beatrice (Heath) McCaslin in Smithville. She grew up in Gladstone and graduated from Oak Park High School in 1966. Pam lived in North Kansas City, Gladstone and Smithville, Mo. Pam worked several jobs she was proud of: American Hospital Supply in North Kansas City as a collector. She worked for the Clay County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office as a criminal investigator and later as a detective for the Clay County Sherriff’s Department. She was the first female hired in Clay County to work...Funeral Service : 02/13/2020
Margaret Johnson, 82, of Dearborn, MO passed away, Tuesday, November 19, 2019. She was born on November 26, 1936 to Francis Morton and Bonnie Belle (Hamby) Jones in Grayson, MO. Margaret grew up in Grayson and graduated from Gower High School in 1954.On July 1, 1956 she was united in marriage to Walter Bruce Johnson, Jr. After their marriage they were stationed all over the world, and in 1979 they moved to rural Dearborn where they made their home. Her husband, Bruce, passed away on June 15, 2007.Margaret was an excellent seamstress and was an avid Jeopardy fan. She loved...Funeral Service : 11/22/2019
Douglas L. “Poncho” Propes, 57, of Stanberry, MO formerly of Bolckow, MO and Easton, MO passed away November 18, 2019 at his home.He was born on June 4, 1962 in King City, MO and he served his country in the U.S. Army. Doug worked in construction for St. Joe Fuel and Oil for many years. He was a hard worker, enjoyed tinkering on cars and remolding his house. Doug was a big hearted loving guy who loved family gatherings and spending time with his family and friends. Doug was preceded in death by his parents Derrell Lee and Ermel (Wales)...
Kip Manthe, 82, of Edgerton, MO passed away, November 6, 2019.She is survived by her husband, Bob; children, Doug Manthe, Robin (Walter) Menuet, and David (Kris) Manthe; five grandchildren; one great-grandson; sister, Leslie Johnson; other relatives and many friends.Services will be held at a later date. Arrangements, Hixson-Klein Funeral Home.Funeral Service : 11/06/2019
Kenneth Ramey, 100, of Ferrelview, MO passed away, Saturday, November 2, 2019. He was born on November 22, 1918 to Ottie and Buena (Logan) Ramey in Platte County, MO. He then attended Second Creek School and graduated from Smithville High School in 1936. On December 28, 1940 he was united in marriage to Bonnie Jean Tippit. After their marriage they lived in Northmoor and moved to Ferrelview where they made their home. His wife, Bonnie, preceded him in death on September 25, 1973.Kenneth was a Tec 5 in the U.S. Army, and served 30 months overseas and received the Bronze...Funeral Service : 11/05/2019
Olivia Rose CoontzSeptember 26, 2019 - November 2, 2019Olivia Rose Coontz, Riverside, Missouri, was born on September 26, 2019 and unexpectedly passed away on November 2, 2019. We had her in our lives such a very short time but each moment with her was pure joy. Olivia Rose would smile when her mother, Brooke Coontz, told her how much she loved her and how pretty she was. She would turn to look for her brother, Grayson Coontz, when she heard him talk, probably because she knew she was about to receive a really big hug! Olivia Rose was also blessed...Funeral Service : 11/09/2019
Dorothy Hard (Rhoads) Shepherd, 101, of Smithville, MO passed away October 20, 2019.She was born on January 1, 1918 to Harry and Letha (Hard) Rhoads in Medora, Illinois. Dorothy graduated from Smithville High School. On August 31, 1935 Dorothy married her best friend and the love of her life, Stanley J. Shepherd. After their marriage they raised their two daughters on their family farm in Smithville. Stanley passed away on July 10, 2009. Dorothy loved being a farmer’s wife. She was also a nurse’s aid at the old Spelman Hospital in Smithville. She canned, quilted, sewed, cooked and gardened. She...Funeral Service : 10/23/2019
Boley A. Harmer, 79, of Gower, MO passed away, Sunday, October 20, 2019.He was born on June 22, 1940 to Carrel Winfred and Martha Ellen (Thompson) Harmer in Edgerton, MO. He grew up near Edgerton and graduated from Smithville High School in 1958. He then served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.On November 18, 1967 he was united in marriage to Marion Waters. After their marriage they lived in Pittsburgh, PA, Trimble, MO, Grayson, MO and in 1972 they moved to Gower, MO where they made their home. His wife, Marion, preceded him in death on...Funeral Service : 10/24/2019
Truman Lee Buckler, 84, of Dearborn, MO passed away Wednesday, October 16, 2019.He was born on July 13, 1935 to Truman Calvert and Louise (Rutherford) Buckler in Rushville, MO. Truman grew up near Camden Point where he attended school.On February 21, 1978 he was united in marriage to Betty Lou McMillian. After their marriage they lived in Dearborn where they farmed and made their home. After their retirement they moved to Climax Springs, Lake of the Ozarks for a few years and then returned to Dearborn. His wife, Betty, preceded him in death on March 28, 2016.Truman was a member...Funeral Service : 10/18/2019
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