David Henry Kelsey, 77, of Agency, MO passed away February 15, 2021 at home.He was born on February 6, 1944 to Henry Trowbridge and Mary Ann (Wood) Kelsey in St. Joseph, MO. David was a 1962 graduate of Gower High School. On February 6, 1965, he was united in marriage to Sherrill Loutermilch. After their marriage they settled in rural Agency where they made their home. David worked as a farmer, was a mechanic for Trans World Airlines (TWA) and retired as a mechanic from American Airlines. David was a faithful member of the Frazier Baptist Church. He was also...Funeral Service : 02/20/2021
SueEllen Marie Roberds , 74, of Dearborn, MO passed away February 13, 2021.She was born on February 4, 1947 to Raymond Edward and Marie Elise (Rottmann) Sprick in Washington, MO. Sue Ellen grew up in Warrenton and graduated from Warrenton High School, and later graduated business college in Jefferson City, MO. On June 9, 1984 she was united in marriage to Dave Roberds. After their marriage they lived near Dekalb and in 2001 moved near Dearborn where they made their home. Dave passed away on May 23, 2019. She worked as a secretary for Associated General Contractors of America (ACG)...Funeral Service : 02/19/2021
Audrey Holdsworth-Payne, 73 of Gladstone, MO passed away, Friday, February 12, 2021.She was born on May 20, 1947 to Nash Mark and Mary Ann (Russell) Meares in Kansas City. Audrey grew up in Smithville and graduated from Smithville High School with honors. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in English Language in Literature with a minor in Education from UMKC. She earned her Master’s Degree from University of Kansas. Audrey was teacher at North Kansas City School District and retired as the head of English Department. During her time at North Kansas City she wrote the dissemination grant for Missouri Department...Funeral Service : 02/20/2021
Terry Spaeth, 61, of Gower, MO passed away, February 9, 2021.He was born on April 5, 1959 to Nicholas and Louise (Schuster) Spaeth in St. Joseph, MO. He grew up in Gower and graduated from East Buchanan High School.Terry worked for Purina Mills in St. Joseph, MO for 34 years. He loved his cat, Romeo.He was preceded in death by his parents and his nephew, Travis Spaeth.Terry is survived by his brothers, Gary (Kathy) Spaeth, Peoria, AZ, Fred (Patti) Spaeth and Darrel (Linda) Spaeth of Gower, MO; nephews, Shawn Spaeth, Des Moines, IA and Brandon (Kara) Spaeth, Kansas City, MO;...Funeral Service : 02/09/2021
Mildred Ottinger, 81, of the Gower area, passed away, February 6, 2021.She was born on July 2, 1939 to John Franklin and Sofia Vallentine (Selle) Obermier in Rushville, MO. Mildred grew up near Halls, MO and graduated from Benton High School.On September 21, 1963 she was united in marriage to Vernon Dee Ottinger. After their marriage they made their home in the Gower area.Mildred was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Easton where she was a member of the Altar Society. She taught Religious Education at St. Patrick’s in St. Joseph for many years.She was preceded in...Funeral Service : 02/11/2021
John Martin Moore, 64 of Edgerton, MO passed away February 6, 2021.He was born on December 21, 1956 to James Alvin and Verna (Atwater) Moore. John attended school in Smithville, MO and worked as a pressman. He was an avid lover of the outdoors, hunting and generally anything that kept him there. John was preceded in death parents James and Verna Moore and his granddaughter Krystle Tipton.Survivors include his three sons, Shane (Stephanie), Dale (Katherine) and Clint (Stephanie) and two step-daughters, Melissa and Molly. He also enjoyed his two grandsons, eleven granddaughters, one great-grandson, one great-granddaughter and a lot of...Funeral Service : 02/11/2021
Mark Alan Weese, 57, of Kansas City, MO passed away February 2, 2021.He was born on November 24, 1963 to William Earl and Bonnie Lou (Misner) Weese in Smithville, MO. Mark grew up in Kansas City and in 1982 graduated from Oak Park High School.He was a member of the Heritage Bible Baptist Church in Kansas City, MO. Mark enjoyed mowing and landscaping with his dad. He was an avid sports fan and loved the Royals and the Chiefs.Mark was preceded in death by his father Earl Weese and his brother Greg Weese.He is survived by his son Markis Weese...Funeral Service : 02/05/2021
Rita Lea (Lemar) Heitman passed away February 2, 2021 in the presence of her daughters, just as she wanted. Rita was born December 4, 1943 in Craig, MO to Russell and Frankie (Wickiser) Lemar. In the second grade Rita’s family moved to Graham, MO where they made their home. Avid farmers in Northwest Missouri, she had many memories and stories to tell of growing up on the farm, which her family still farms today. She loved to talk to people, as a little girl she and her sister Rhonda would walk to the country neighbors which was a little hike...Funeral Service : 02/08/2021
Ruth Jeraline (Gordon) Waters, 88, of Missouri City, Mo. went to be with her Lord on Friday, January 29, 2021. She was born on July 22, 1932 to the late Ellis and Trella Gordon in Plattsburg, Mo. She was united in marriage to Lewis Richard Waters on December 15, 1950. Ruth and Lewis shared 70 years of marriage and made a wonderful home for their family. Ruth is survived by her husband, Lewis, of the home and three children: Belinda Turner (Bob Tarver), Richard (Karen Renee) Waters, and Karen Collison (Rob Montgomery); five grandchildren: James (Vicky) Turner, Michael (Abby) Turner,...
David M. Payne, 44 of Platte City, MO passed away Sunday, January 24, 2021 surrounded by his loved ones.Dave graduated from Smithville High School in 1995 and worked in the automotive industry his entire life. He loved watching NASCAR, football, baseball, shooting pool and playing with his dogs. In 2018 he married his bride Amy and loved playing with the kids and grandkids.Survivors include his wife Amy M. Payne; two step-sons Jacob Landes and wife Annie and Ty Blackburn; three grandsons Blaine, Jensen, and Colson; his parents David L. Payne and wife Nancy and Julie Betz and husband Ed; brother...Funeral Service : 01/24/2021
Dorothy Mae (Giles) Kretzer, of Gower, MO passed away January 17, 2021 at 86 in the home surrounded by family.She was born on January 2, 1935 to Orville and Stella (Wisneiski) Giles in Saint Joseph, MO. She attended school for 7 years at Cathedral and her 8th year at Saint Patrick's. She attended high school at The Convent of the Sacred Heart. Dorothy was a nursing resident at the Saint Joseph Hospital in Kansas City affiliated with the College of Saint Theresa where she worked on the medical ward floor. She then returned to the old Saint Joseph Hospital and...Funeral Service : 01/20/2021
Bobby Brown, 88, of Kansas City, MO passed away, January 18, 2021.He was born on April 17, 1932 to Elmer Mode and Mattie (Doss) Brown in Mt. Vernon, MO. Bobby grew up in Miller, MO on the family farm. He then served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.On October 1, 1960 he was united in marriage to Lois L. Reeves. After their marriage they farmed in Turney, MO and later moved to Kansas City, MO. His wife, Lois, passed away in 2017.Bobby retired from Ford Motor Company after 25 years. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.He was...
Betty Jean (Reed) Hayward passed away peacefully January 18, 2021 at her home in Darlington. Betty was born on the 25th of September in 1935 to Don Reed and Ann Hanes in Los Angeles, California. She spent her younger years in California and Oregon growing up with her younger brother, Dick and graduating high school in 1954 in Grant’s Pass, Oregon. She loved to tell stories of her parents, going through cosmetology school, and helping her mother in the fields harvesting. She married Herbert Hayward on February 4, 1956 in Yuma, Arizona to which two children were born. Richard, the...
Darlene Buter, 87 of Easton Mo, passed away Saturday, January 9, 2021 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. Darlene was born October 8, 1933 in Wathena, KS to Bill and Ella Mary (Sample) Erb. She graduated from Wathena High School and attended Platte College. She worked as a secretary for the Red Cross. On April 17, 1954 she married Herman Buter and was married for 66 years. He survives of the home. She loved cooking and caring for her family as a homemaker. She loved her iPad, playing cards & scrabble, but most of all enjoyed spending time...Funeral Service : 01/09/2021
Donald W. Perkins, 85, of Camden Point, MO passed away January 8, 2021.He was born June 25, 1935 to Arthur W. and Amie Beatrice (Raney) Perkins in Weston, MO. Donald grew up in rural Platte County and attended Camden Point School. He served his country in the U.S. Army in the 1st infantry division 32nd field artillery battalion in Germany during the Korean Conflict from 1953-1955.On September 22, 1956 he was united in marriage to Virginia Marie Coffey. After their marriage they lived in Camden Point where they made their home. Virginia passed away June 26, 1997. Donald worked for...Funeral Service : 01/13/2021
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