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Joyce Halferty
Joyce Halferty
Date of Death : 01/25/2022

Joyce E. Halferty, 90, of Smithville, MO passed away, January 25, 2022.She was born on March 5, 1931 to Abijah Nixon and Helen C. (Jackson) Ecton in North Kansas City, MO. Joyce grew up in Smithville and graduated from Smithville High School. She then attended William Jewell College.On June 2, 1950 she was united in marriage to Herschel Franklin Halferty. After their marriage they made their home in Smithville. Her husband, Frank, preceded her in death on June 17, 2014.Joyce was a member of the Smithville First Christian Church and the Spelman Hospital Auxilary for many years.She was also preceded...

Funeral Service : 01/25/2022
Roy Clark "RC" Hershley, Jr.
Roy Clark "RC" Hershley, Jr.
Date of Death : 01/21/2022

Roy Clark “RC” Hershley, Jr., 82, passed away peacefully January 21, 2022, with family beside him. Roy was born May 24, 1939, to Roy Clark and Bertha (Bressman) Hershley in Dearborn, Missouri. In the middle of two sisters, he was deemed the “best brother we could have asked for.” Roy joined the Missouri Air National Guard following high school and served proudly for 38 years, eventually retiring as a Chief Master Sergeant. During his career he was able to travel the world and was fond of adventure and collecting stories and memories. His family is grateful for his sharing of...

Funeral Service : 01/21/2022
Wilma Pigg
Wilma Pigg
Date of Death : 01/21/2022

Wilma Jean Pigg, 85, of Smithville, MO passed away, January 21, 2022.She was born on May 6, 1936 to Garland Winford and Julia Mae (Shannon) McClain in Trimble, MO. She graduated from Smithville High School. On March 2, 1956 she was united in marriage to Earl Seevers and they had a daughter, Pam. They lived in Smithville and he preceded her in death on January 28, 1961. On October 6, 1961 she married Elbert Pigg. They had a daughter, Judy, and made their home in Smithville. They later divorced. Wilma Jean worked at the Barry Christian Church Daycare until she...

Funeral Service : 01/30/2022
Mary Reid
Mary Reid
Date of Death : 01/19/2022

Mary Lou Reid, 73, of St. Joseph, MO passed away January 19, 2022. She was born on March 19, 1948 to Carl Swafford and Frances (Morris)Swafford in Excelsior Springs, MO. She attended school in Richmond, MO. She married Dale Alan Reid on August 5, 1968. They lived in Independence, MO and later moved to Latour, MO. She loved spending time with her family and friends. She volunteered as a greeter at East Ridge Manor in St. Joseph, MO while she was a resident there. Mary enjoyed attending her grandchildren’s sports and school events, house setting for her families’ pets and...

Funeral Service : 01/25/2022
Frances "Frankie" Brooks
Frances "Frankie" Brooks
Date of Death : 01/18/2022

Frances Kay (George) Brooks, better known by family and friends as Frankie, age 70, passed away on January 18, 2022, at North Kansas City Hospital. Frankie was born February 9, 1951, in Kansas City, Missouri to William Audrey George and Dorothy Ann (McGrath) Dickerson. Frankie will forever be remembered by her two children, daughter Catherine Robinson and husband Clifford and son William “Chip” Brooks and wife Jill. She had three grandsons Zane Robinson, Cash and Briar Brooks whom she loved very much. Frankie leaves behind a sister, Barbara Martin, brothers, James “Jim” George and wife Carol, Kelly Dickerson and two...

Funeral Service : 01/23/2022
Linda Baber
Linda Baber
Date of Death : 01/13/2022

Linda Jo Baber, 78 of Platte City, formerly of Camden Point passed away January 13, 2022. She was born February 6, 1943 to Harold Allen and Mavis Arlene (Erwin) Apel in Sabetha Kansas. Linda was baptized at the First Presbyterian Church in Falls City, NE. Linda was an only child, but she would tell people that she had 20 first cousins, as she had 10 on her father’s side and 10 on her mother’s side of the family. She was proud of her German heritage and was raised and attended school and graduated from Falls City High School with the...

Funeral Service : 01/17/2022
Denton L. Benson
Denton L. Benson
Date of Death : 01/12/2022

Denton L. Benson, 81, of Dearborn, MO passed away, January 12, 2021.He was born on May 12, 1940 to Woodrow and Mabel (Huff) Benson in Lonejack, MO. Denton grew up in Lonejack and graduated from Lonejack High School.On January 3, 2009 he was united in marriage to Darlene (Moreland) Meeker. After their marriage they lived in Dearborn, MO and Holden, MO.He managed Fairview Farms for many years and later owned and operated Benson Construction. Denton was a member of the Antique Caterpillar Association. He enjoyed riding his Goldwing, reading western books, and competing and pulling tractors.He was a member of...

Funeral Service : 01/17/2022
Edward Otto
Edward Otto
Date of Death : 01/12/2022

Edward Otto, 101, of Kansas City, MO passed away on January 12, 2022. Ed, also known as Poppy, touched the lives of everyone he encountered and is remembered for his calm and happy demeanor. He was known for “I can’t find anything to complain about” and always bringing smiles to faces. He expressed his gratefulness and love on a daily basis which is an inspiration to his family and friends alike. In addition to his steady and warm personality, Ed had many hobbies including Navajo weaving, bird watching, gardening, antiquing, wood working and photography. Most of all Ed cherished his...

Funeral Service : 05/07/2022
Ben Harris
Ben Harris
Date of Death : 01/11/2022

Benny Harris, 82, of Platte City, MO passed away, January 11, 2022.He was born on August 30, 1939 near Smithville, MO. He graduated from North Platte High School in 1957.On August 1, 1964 he was united in marriage to Gladys Deardorff. After their marriage they lived in Hoover where they made their loving home and raised their family.Ben worked for the Bureau of Prisons for over 50 years. He enjoyed gardening and spending time with his grandchildren.Ben was a member of the Hoover Christian Church where he served as an Elder and Treasurer.He was preceded in death by his parents,...

Funeral Service : 01/14/2022
Elaine Chastain
Elaine Chastain
Date of Death : 01/07/2022

Barbara Elaine Chastain, of Trimble, MO formerly of Roach, MO passed away January 7, 2022.Elaine was born on February 22, 1936, to Herman Martin and Fontela (Wisley) Goetz in Purdy, MO where she grew up, and in 1954 graduated from Purdy High School. On July 7, 1955, she was united in marriage to Jack Chastain. After their marriage they lived in Kansas City, MO. After their retirement they moved to Roach, MO. Jack passed away in 2016. Elaine enjoyed quilting, bingo and spending time with friends and family.She was preceded in death by her husband Jack Chastain; her parents Herman...

Funeral Service : 01/07/2022
Nigel Adkins
Nigel Adkins
Date of Death : 01/04/2022

Nigel Faye Adkins, 88, Dearborn, MO, went to her eternal home, Tuesday, January 4, 2022, while in transport to Saint Luke’s Hospice House. Nigel was born at her family home in Maysville, MO on Tuesday, October 17, 1933, as the daughter of Eugene and Fern (Coffey) Morgan. As a young girl, she lived in multiple locations around Maysville and St. Joseph, finally spending her teenage and young adult years in Faucett where she graduated from high school in 1951.As a young adult, Nigel worked at Wyeth & Company in St. Joseph and then for the North Platte School District as...

Funeral Service : 01/08/2022
Fred Childers
Fred Childers
Date of Death : 01/01/2022

Raymond Alfred “Fred” Childers, 68, of Rayville, MO passed away January 1, 2022.He was born on June 13, 1953 to Henry Raymond “Arkie” and Berniece Mae (Donley) Childers in Kansas City, MO. Fred grew up in Excelsior Springs, MO and in 1971 he graduated from Excelsior Springs High School. On November 2, 1971, he was united in marriage to Donna Jean Herdman. After their marriage they lived in Excelsior Springs, MO and in 1983 they moved to Rayville, MO where they made their home. Donna passed away on May 10, 2020.He worked with his father for John Chezik Honda as...

Funeral Service : 01/16/2022
Craig Southards
Craig Southards
Date of Death : 12/31/2021

Harley Craig Southards, 70, of Trimble, MO passed away December 31, 2021.He was born on September 22, 1951 to Robert and Opal (Ludwig) Southards in Ozark, MO. Craig grew up in Bradleyville, MO and in 1969 he graduated from Bradleyville High School. During high school he was a member of the 1967-1968 basketball team that won the class S State Championship and were inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame.Craig retired from Superior Boeing after several years. He loved working in his yard and was very proud to of been a volunteer firefighter for the City of Kearney for...

Funeral Service : 01/08/2022
Victor Baber
Victor Baber
Date of Death : 12/28/2021

Victor Jay Baber, 76, of Bean Lake, passed away peacefully surrounded by family at his home on December 28, 2021 in Bean Lake, Missouri. Funeral services will be held February 14. 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at Leavenworth National Cemetery with Chaplin Wildon Mitter officiating the graveside service. Following the graveside service, there will be a lakeside celebration of life gathering at Johnson Drive Pavilion, Bean Lake after sunset. Arrangements are made by Hixson-Kline Funeral Home of Smithville, MO. and family. Victor was born in Platte City, Missouri to Preston Baber and Genevieve Herdman. He spent most of his time as...

Funeral Service : 02/14/2022
Paul Chesnut
Paul Chesnut
Date of Death : 12/27/2021

Paul Edward Chesnut, 64, of Smithville, MO passed away December 27, 2021. He was born on October 29, 1957, to P.E. “Dude” and Shirley (Turner) Chesnut in Independence, MO. Paul attended school in Smithville and in 1976 he graduated from North Platte High School. Paul was a farmer helper, cut firewood and built fences for people in the area. He enjoyed fishing, deer hunting, mushroom hunting and was an avid movie watcher. Most of all Paul enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He was preceded in death by his father Dude Chesnut and brother Joseph Ray Chesnut.Paul is survived...

Funeral Service : 12/31/2021
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