Amber Quigley, 87, of Kansas City, MO, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, January 17, 2019. She was born on November 16, 1931 to Gaddus Earl and Dorothy Berniece (Williams) Wattenbarger in Milan. Amber grew up in Milan and graduated from Milan High School in 1949.On January 29, 1950 she was united in marriage to Wayne Edwin Quigley. After their marriage they lived in Milan, and in 1955 they moved to Kansas City where they made their home. Her husband, Wayne, preceded her in death on November 5, 1997.She was a business owner in...Funeral Service : 01/23/2019
Michael Keith Shannon, 68, of Kansas City, passed away, January 15, 2019.He was born on September 7, 1950 to Robert Keith and Esther Jean (Moreland) Shannon in Smithville. Mike grew up in Smithville and graduated from Smithville High School. He attended Central Missouri State University. Mike then served his country in the U.S Marine Corps during the Vietnam War.Mike worked for United Bakery Equipment in Kansas City, and was later a carpenter. Mike enjoyed making jewelry, loved his dogs and spending time with his granddaughters.He was preceded in death by his parents, Keith and Jean Shannon, daughter, Jennifer Lyn Shannon,...Funeral Service : 01/21/2019
Robert K. Ritterbusch, 89, of Smithville, MO passed away January 15, 2019 at his home.He was born on June 5, 1929 to Loel Clarence and Mabel (Rohrer) Ritterbusch in Bland, MO. Robert served his country in the US Army. On July 4, 1953 he was united in marriage to Nancy Elizabeth Titus. Nancy, his wife of 61+ years passed away on July 28, 2014. Robert retired as a dentist in 2013. He was also preceded in death by his parents and his sister Kay NystronRobert is survived by his only child Eric K. Ritterbusch and his wife Nellie and his...Funeral Service : 01/22/2019
Gladys P. “Little” McNeil, 90, of Edgerton, MO formerly of Cameron, MO passed away, Sunday, January 13, 2019 at her daughter, Carolyn’s home.She was born on September 29, 1928 to Joseph Benjamin and Fannie Pauline (Lowrey) Gladd in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. She grew up in Tahlequah where she graduated high school.On March 22, 1946 she was united in marriage to Mitchell E. “Chick” McNeil. After their marriage they lived in Tahlequah, OK, in 1955 they moved to Kearney, MO, and in early 1990’s they moved to Cameron, MO. Her husband, Chick, passed away in 2011. Gladys retired from Big V in...Funeral Service : 01/16/2019
Franklin Junior “Frank” Thompson passed away January 5, 2019 at his home in Watkisville, GA.Frank was born on February 3, 1954 in Kanss City, MO to Frank and Gladys Thompson who preceeded him in death. Also preceding in death is his brother Robert Witherspoon. He is survived by his wife Sue and Grandson Taylor of the home; step-daughter Crystal Price and Gary; sisters Patty Helm, Gloria (John) Williams, Judy Racobs, Barbara (Leslie) Edwards and Frances (Larry) Neeley; many nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends. Frank graduated from Smithville High School in 1972 and then attended Northwest Missouri State...Funeral Service : 02/09/2019
Wayne Cyrus Kline, 72, of Gower, MO formerly of Agency, MO passed away Friday, January 4, 2019 at his home.He was born on December 12, 1946 to Charles Graham and Alice Florence (Kelsey) Kline in St. Joseph, MO. Wayne grew up in Agency and in 1965 he graduated from Gower High School and remained close with his classmates. He received his bachelors and masters degrees in science from Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, MO where he was active in the Baptist Student Union. Wayne served his country for four years in the US Navy during the Vietnam War. He...Funeral Service : 01/08/2019
Charles Jeffery Cowan, 59, of Smithville, MO passed away, January 3, 2019.He was born on April 29, 1959 to Wallace and JoAnn (Livingston) Cowan in Kansas City, MO where he grew up and graduated from Park Hill High School. On July 30, 1983 he was united in marriage to Denise D. Breyfogle. After their marriage they lived in Smithville where they made their home. Denise passed away on July 7, 2016.Charlie worked in maintenance at St. Luke’s Hospital on Barry Road and Cerner both in Kansas City for several years. He was an active member of Smithville Family Worship Center...Funeral Service : 01/08/2019
Elizabeth Ann Wilson, 89, of Kansas City, MO passed away December 30, 2018. She was born on March 12, 1929 to Conrad and Elizabeth (Schaefer) Antes in Northern Heights, MO where she grew up and graduated from North Kansas City High School.On April 30, 1948 she was united in marriage to Charles Melvin Wilson. After their marriage they lived in the Northern Heights Community where they made their home. Charles Melvin passed away June 10, 2003.She was a member of Northern Heights Baptist Church in Kansas City. Elizabeth worked for Riverside Red X and Camdex Corporation. She enjoyed working, quilting...Funeral Service : 01/03/2019
Delk Roy, 94, of Smithville, MO passed away December 30, 2018.He was born on January 30, 1924 to Marion Coleman and Martha (Delk) Roy in Liberty, Missouri. Delk graduated from Smithville High School on May 14, 1943. Delk served his country in the US Army during WWII. On December 29, 1948 he was united in marriage to Cleta Fern Lizar. After their marriage they lived in Smithville, Leavenworth, KS, Sandstone, MN and returned to Smithville where they made their home. Delk retired as a counselor from the Federal Prison after several years of service. He also farmed in the Smithville...Funeral Service : 01/03/2019
Robert Lee Ray, 79, of Dearborn, MO passed away on December 30, 2018.Bob was born on September 4, 1939 to John Robert and Mary Lee (Grable) Ray in Dearborn, MO where he grew up and graduated from Dearborn High School. He received a Bachelor of Science in Animal Husbandry from the University of Missouri, Columbia. On September 5, 1965 he was united in marriage to Sonia Frakes. During their marriage they lived in Marshalltown, IA; Dearborn, MO; Ottumwa, IA; Marshall, MO; and returned home to Dearborn in 2004. Sonia passed away on May 7, 2014.Bob had a strong sense of...Funeral Service : 01/05/2019
Glenrae “Gwen” Howard, 82 of Smithville, MO passed away Sunday, December 30, 2018.She was born on July 19, 1936 to Lawrence White and Lillian (Whiting) Berlier in Los Angeles, CA. Gwen graduated from high school in South Pasadena, CA and community college in Pasadena, CA.On July 9, 1967 she was united in marriage to Stanley Howard. After their marriage they lived San Gabriel, CA for 7 years, Crestline, CA for 20 years and in 1993 they moved to Smithville where they made their home.She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Smithville. Gwen was adventurous and loved travelling...Funeral Service : 01/12/2019
Roberta Jean “Bobbi” Garrison, 88, of Kansas City, MO passed away December 30, 2018.Bobbi, the 7th of 8 siblings, was born on November 27, 1930 in Valley Center, KS. She lived in Emporia, KS until she was married. She worked for the Hickman School District for many years. Bobbi was the first female inspector for the Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms Agency. After her retirement from ATF she lived in South Padre, TX. In 2012 she moved back to Kansas City.Bobbi was a member of the Terrace Lake Methodist Church in South Kansas City, MO, United Methodist Church of Port Isabel...Funeral Service : 01/19/2019
Reba Jean Adkins of Smithville, MO passed away, Saturday, December 29, 2018.Reba Jean Adkins was a loving sister, wife, mother and Nana. She was born in Berryville, Arkansas to Lee Andrew and Claudine Sparks. She was second in line of five children.Reba married Franklin Otis Adkins on Christmas Eve 1952 in Berryville, Arkansas.Their three sons joined them in the 50s, Dennis, Steve, and Douglas. Reba loved life and her grandchildren: Sean Alexander, Emily Trevillyan, Chad Adkins, Alicia Adkins, Colby Adkins, Abbi Caribardi, & Ciera Adkins. She has nine great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandsons. And she so loved her daughters-in-law, Joy Adkins...Funeral Service : 01/02/2019
Linda Sue Salisbury, 73, of Smithville, MO passed away December 28, 2018.She was born on April 1, 1945 in Springfield, MO where she grew up and attended school. On February 18, 1966 she was united in marriage to Melvin LeRoy Salisbury. After their marriage they lived in Independence, MO. After her retirement they moved to Willard, MO and later moved to Smithville, MO.Linda retired from Hallmark in Kansas City, MO. She was preceded in death by her parents Raymond D. Dersch and Lola Josephine (Pettigrew) Ramey and brother Jackie Ramey.Linda is survived by her husband Melvin Salisbury; daughters Lisa Vogel...
Terry Lee West, 67, of Cameron, MO formerly of Edgerton, MO passed away suddenly at his home December 26, 2018.He was born on May 14, 1951 to Clarence and Laura Lee (Foster) West.Terry graduated in 1969 with a full ride scholarship to Northwest Missouri State. He lived most of his life in the area but spent 4 years living and working in London, England.Terry never met a stranger. He knew everyone and if he didn’t, he surely would. Terry had the “gift of gab” and could tell the funniest stories and jokes. He always made us laugh and want more....Funeral Service : 12/31/2018
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