Deanna Joyce Clifton, 77, of Hoover, MO passed away, Thursday, April 18, 2019.She was born on February 27, 1942 in Wathena, Kansas to Irving Thomas Cordonier and Lenna Margaret Plautz. Deanna graduated from Park Hill high school in 1960, she was the captain of the cheerleading squad and the prom queen her senior year. On April 17, 1960 she was united to David R. Clifton. After their marriage they lived in Platte County where they made their home. Deanna worked for TWA for 37 1/2 years and retired from Platte County R3 school district. An avid lover of music, she...Funeral Service : 04/23/2019
William “Bill” Jones, 94, of Plattsburg, MO formerly of Smithville, MO passed away, Wednesday, April 17, 2019.He was born on July 19, 1924 in Laramie, Wyoming where he grew up. Bill served his country in the U.S. Army Air Force during WWII. On January 15, 1946 he was united in marriage to Mary Elizabeth Kueffer. After their marriage they lived in Casper, WY, the Kansas City area and eventually settled in Smithville in the late 50’s where they made their home. His wife passed away on January 2, 2015.Bill was a cattleman and rancher most of his life. He retired...Funeral Service : 04/28/2019
Jacob Wesley “Jake” Paxton, 91, of Agency, MO passed away April 17, 2019.He was born on March 28, 1928 to James Wesley and Jessie Muriel (Potter) Paxton in Decator, NE. Jake attended school in Kansas City, KS. He served his country in the U.S. Army Infantry during the Korean War. Jake was stationed in Germany. On November 28, 1953 he was united in marriage to Wanda Aileen Frederick. After their marriage they lived in St. Joseph and in 1958 they moved to Agency, MO where they made their home. Jake worked for Beaty Hy-Klas which became Affiliated Foods where he...Funeral Service : 04/20/2019
Shirley Knox, 74, of Platte County, MO passed away, Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at her home.She was born on March 21, 1945 to Arthur Delmer and Ruth May (Fields) Rogers in North Kansas City, MO. Shirley grew up in Maple Park, MO and Nashua, MO.On December 13, 1961 she was united in marriage to Clarence Wesley Knox. After their marriage they lived in the Basswood area near Platte City where they made their home. Her husband, Clarence, preceded her in death on January 4, 2009.Shirley was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Smithville and the Assembly...Funeral Service : 04/22/2019
Leroy “Wayne” Davis, 80, of Plattsburg, MO formerly of Gower, MO passed away, Monday, April 15, 2019.He was born on December 28, 1938 to Roy F. and Viva (Mumford) Davis near Gower, MO. Wayne grew up near Gower and graduated from Gower High School.On May 27, 1960 he was united in marriage to Elaine Farr. After their marriage they lived in rural Gower where they made their home.Wayne retired from TWA after 32 years as an airline mechanic. He enjoyed many years at the Lake of the Ozarks. He loved hunting, fishing, boating and riding his Harley.He was preceded in...Funeral Service : 04/19/2019
Christine Boyd Jacks, 97, of Camden Point, MO passed away April 11, 2019.She was born on April 20, 1921 to James Samuel and Gwendolyn Marie (Cockriel) Boyd in Camden Point, MO where she grew up and graduated from Camden Point High School in 1939. On July 9, 1942 she was united in marriage to R.D. Jacks. After their marriage they lived and farmed near Platte City until 1980 when they moved to Camden Point where they made their home. R.D. passed away on September 30, 1999.Christine worked at North American during WWII where they helped build planes for the war....Funeral Service : 04/16/2019
Judy Ann Wilson Wood, 76, of Plattsburg, MO passed away April 10, 2019.She was born on October 9, 1942 to Lawrence Edward and Arlene May (Motzkus) Harkrider in Stanberry, MO where she grew up and graduated from Stanberry High School.On May 30, 1996 she was united in marriage to Freddie Levern Wood. After their marriage they lived in Plattsburg where they made their home. Judy retired as a branch manager from Commerce Bank in Kansas City. She was an extremely active member of the First Baptist Church of Gower. Judy was also a member of the St. Joe Kitchen Band....Funeral Service : 04/19/2019
Kevin Leonard Barnes, Sr. 60, of Plattsburg, MO formerly of Smithville, MO passed away April 10, 2019 at his home.He was preceded in death by his mother Faith Aitkens. Survived by his son Kevin Barnes, Jr.; 4 grandchildren; father Charles Barnes and brothers Kerry, Kelley and Kyle Barnes.Private family services will be held at a later date.Arrangements Hixson-Klein Funeral Home, Gower
James Johnston, 84 of Smithville, MO passed away, April 6, 2019 at his home.He was born on April 16, 1934 to Stanley “Red” and Louise (Dinkle) Johnston in Smithville, MO. Jim grew up in Smithville and graduated from Smithville High School. He then served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. On March 24, 1956 he was united in marriage to Roberta Lee Thomas. After their marriage they lived in Smithville where they made their home. Jim worked at Kansas City Power and Light for 36 years, and also operated an American Family Insurance Agency in Smithville...Funeral Service : 04/10/2019
Daniel James Gower, 71, of Kansas City, MO passed away March 30, 2019.He was born on January 27, 1948 to Ival Andrew and Ethel Irene (Pollock) Gower in Kansas City, KS. Dan grew up in Kansas City, KS and graduated from Washington High School in 1966. As an adult he lived in Kansas, Colorado and Tonganoxie, KS and was currently living in Kansas City, MO.Dan was a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers – Local 101 and the Kingdom Messianic Congregation in Shawnee, KS.He was preceded in death by his wife Debra Ann Gower, his brother Timothy Andrew...Funeral Service : 04/03/2019
Dwayne Barton, 80, of St. Joseph, MO formerly of Gower, MO passed away, March 28, 2019.He was born on June 2, 1938 to Thomas Singleton and Jessie (Donaldson) Barton near Frazier, MO. Dwayne grew up near Gower and graduated from Gower High School.Dwayne was a grain inspector for the Missouri Department of Agriculture for over 40 years. He loved living in the country and the family farm, and most of all enjoyed spending time with his family.He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Thomas, Joe, Fred and Floyd Barton; sisters, Mary Holt, Evelyn Mayer, Iona Roberts, Geraldine Dobson,...Funeral Service : 04/02/2019
Jerry Ellington, 80, of Easton, MO, formerly Smithville and Paradise, passed away, Tuesday, March 26, 2019 peacefully while in the company of family members at his home. He was born on November 20, 1938 to the late Floyd and Mary Katherine (Moore) Ellington in Smithville.Jerry formerly worked for Coulter Construction and was a bus driver for the Smithville School District.Jerry was a loving husband to Twila (Heinrichs) Ellington who he happily married on July 18, 1980.He loved going to the stockyards, garage sales, auctions, playing Bingo and auctioneering. Jerry was of the Baptist faith. He was a member of the...Funeral Service : 03/29/2019
LaVerne M. Fanning, 82, of St. Joseph, MO passed away March 25, 2019.She was born on January 7, 1937 to Ernest Glen “Joker” and Leona Berniece (Schottel) Brown in St. Joseph, MO. LaVerne grew up in rural Easton and graduated from Easton High School.On August 31, 1956 she was united in marriage to Eugene Howard Fanning. After their marriage they lived in Hiawatha and Atchison Kansas and settled in St. Joseph, Missouri where they made their home. Eugene passed away on May 21, 2018.LaVerne retired from Adco formerly Geeco in St. Joseph. She was a member of the Baptist Faith....Funeral Service : 03/27/2019
Mark Hill, 59, of Camden Point, MO passed away, March 15, 2019.He was born on January 5, 1960 to William F. and Shirley A. (Courtney) Hill in St. Joseph, MO. Mark grew up in Camden Point and graduated from North Platte High School in 1978. On February 10, 1990 he was united in marriage to Cindy Matthews. After their marriage they lived in Platte County where they made their home. Mark loved to travel and was a huge history and genealogy buff . He enjoyed cruising in Miss Daisey his 71 Camero and took pride in his community. Mark was...
Lorene Elizabeth Hay, 85, of Dearborn, MO passed away March 13, 2019.She was born on October 22, 1933 to Ray and Nellie May (Groshong) Kerns in Atchison, Kansas. Lorene attended Agency and Gower schools and received her GED in 1973. On December 15, 1952 she was united in marriage to Charles Joseph Hay, Sr. After their marriage they lived in St. Joseph and in 1961 they moved to Dearborn where they made their home. Her husband Charles passed away on March 7, 1993.Lorene was a member of the First Baptist Church of Dearborn and was a part of the Activities...Funeral Service : 03/16/2019
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