Harold Lee Smith, 86, of Gower, MO passed away July 2, 2019.He was born on March 22, 1933 to Harold Rotchford and Alma Lee (Poage) Smith in Gower, where he grew up and graduated in 1951 from Gower High School. He served his country in the U.S. Army with the Military Police from 1953 to 1955.November 14, 1959 he was united in marriage to Barbara Lou Osburn. After their marriage, they lived in Ft.Worth, TX, and in 1967 they moved to the family farm, where Harold built their home, farmed, and worked at TWA.Harold was a member of Mt. Moriah...Funeral Service : 07/09/2019
Marjorie J. Williams, 86, of Agency, MO passed away Sunday, June 30, 2019.She was born on November 27, 1932 to Joseph Stephen and Thelma (Patterson) Middleton in Blair, Kansas. Marjorie grew up in rural Agency and graduated from Gower High School in 1950. On August 31, 1951 she was united in marriage to Lorin Homer Williams, Jr. After their marriage they lived near Agency where they farmed and made their home. Homer passed away on July 8, 1999.Marjorie was an active member of the Frazier Baptist Church and later, Grace Evangelical Church in St. Joseph. She drove a school bus...Funeral Service : 07/03/2019
Darlene Duncan, 90, of Easton, MO passed away, Wednesday, June 26, 2019.She was born on May 17, 1929 to Charles H. and Ada M. (Hessemyer) Roberts in Easton, MO. Darlene grew up in Easton and graduated from Easton High School.On April 8, 1950 she was united in marriage to Alfred Duncan. After their marriage they lived in St. Joseph, and in 1990 moved to rural Easton. Her husband, Al, passed away, October 18, 2016. Darlene enjoyed gardening and her flowers. She was preceded in death by her parents and son-in-law, Thomas Drannan.Darlene is survived by her daughters, Twyla Beeney and...Funeral Service : 07/01/2019
Mickey Riley, 89, of Gower, MO passed away, June 25, 2019.She was born on August 29, 1929 to Thomas Drewit and Emma Loveda (Lowe) Nowlin in Laurel, MS. Mickey grew up in Laurel where she graduated high school.Mickey lived in Kansas City and moved to Gower in 1979 where she made her home.Mickey was travel coordinator for Trailway Bus Company for several years. After moving to Gower, she owned and operated Action Auction, Sam’s Café, an Arcade and Repeat Boutique.Mickey enjoyed garage sales, and most of all spending time with her family and friends.She was preceded in death by her...Funeral Service : 06/29/2019
David Howard Edwards, of Edgerton, MO passed away June 23, 2019.He was born on June 29, 1948 to Jess Alan and Martha Nell (Howard) Edwards in Smithville, MO where he grew up and in 1966, he graduated from Smithville High School. Dave received his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg, MO.Dave worked at Sunshine Biscuit and retired from the US Postal Service.He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Smithville. He was an avid jogger and bowler and enjoyed mountain hiking and golfing. Dave was preceded in death by his brother William...Funeral Service : 06/30/2019
Jana Graves, 75, of Trimble, MO passed away, Friday, June 21, 2019.She was born on December 14, 1943 to Frank Anthony and Beulah Madge (Gibson) Monderow in Kansas City, MO and grew up in Northland area.On June 10, 1960 she was united in marriage Bill Graves. After their marriage they lived in Gladstone where they raised their family and later moved to Trimble.Jana was a member of the Paradise Baptist Church. She enjoyed bowling, dancing, going to the lake and most of all spending time with her family.She was preceded in death by her parents.Jana is survived by her husband,...Funeral Service : 06/29/2019
Evelyn Wright, 91, of Platte City, MO passed away, Thursday, June 20, 2019.She was born on December 11, 1927 to Perry Oakland and Callie Frances (Deets) Bryan in Dearborn, MO. Evelyn grew up in Dearborn and graduated from Dearborn High School.On December 27, 1946 she was united in marriage to Charles E. Wright. After their marriage they lived in Camden Point and in 1955 they moved to Platte City where they made their home. Her husband, Charlie, preceded her in death on July 17, 2015.Evelyn and her sister Betty operated The Stylette Beauty Shop in Platte City. She was a...Funeral Service : 06/25/2019
Jerry Dean Grinlinton, 72, of Kansas City, MO passed away June 14, 2019 surrounded by his family.He was born on May 20, 1947 to Arthur C. and Margaret (Bluma) Grinlinton in St. Joseph, MO. Jerry was one of 12 children. His family ran a skating rink and Jerry was taught to skate at an early age. Jerry was a skating floor referee and won the national figure skating title in 1965 putting his name in the world almanac. He graduated from Lafayette High School in St. Joseph. Jerry was in the ROTC, earned his black belt in martial arts and...Funeral Service : 06/20/2019
Robin Coleen Srite, 47, passed away at home in Independence, MO, on June 14, 2019. Surrounded by family and friends, she fought a brief but mighty battle with pancreatic cancer. She was born in Smithville, MO to Helen (McIntosh) and Albert L. Srite, Jr. on June 15, 1971. Robin attended Franklin Elementary and Liberty JR High School in Liberty, MO. In Independence, MO, she attended William Chrisman High School - Class of 1989 and Blue River Community College.Robin truly lived life to the fullest through simple pleasures - particularly spending time or chatting with family and friends. She had an...Funeral Service : 06/22/2019
Karalyn Beth McAuley the daughter of Jessica Armstrong and John “J.T.” McAuley was born into the arms of Jesus on June 13, 2019.She was welcomed into heaven by her great-grandparents James Armstrong, Betty Meier, Joe Smith and Leo McAuley; and an uncle Matthew Armstrong.Karalyn will be forever in the hearts of her parents Jessica and John “J.T.”; grandparents Bob and Beth Armstrong and Tim and Kristine McAuley; great-grandparents Jeanette Armstrong, Evelyn McAuley, John and Linda Drannan and Kaye Fiste; aunts and uncles Haley and John Collins, Laura Leigh Armstrong, Andrew Armstrong and Kelly Jones; many other relatives and friends. Funeral...Funeral Service : 06/17/2019
Roger Lowell Vassar, 69, passed away on Thursday, June 13 at his home in Trimble, Missouri.He was born September 15, 1949, the 2nd oldest of 5 children to John J Vassar and Eva B Vassar of Kearney, Missouri. He graduated from Grandview High School, Grandview, Missouri in 1967 where he excelled at wrestling and playing the trumpet. Roger proudly served his country in the US Army from 1969-1972. His time in the Army included: a tour in Vietnam with the 25th Infantry and 1st Air Calvary that resulted in numerous honors and decorations including two purple hearts and a bronze...Funeral Service : 06/28/2019
Mark Dale Hovey, 59, of Kansas City, MO passed away Tuesday evening June 11th as the result of a hit and run accident in Kansas City, Mo.Mark was born April 17,1960 in St. Joseph to Monty Hovey and Margery (Rupp) Grime.He was a graduate of Benton High School in St. Joseph. Mark worked as a certified mechanic for several years. Mark is survived by his sons, Cameron, Destry, Straun and Beau Hovey. Two daughters, Caitlin and Erica Hovey. His brothers Eric Hovey and Brett and Shawn Grime; a sister Juli Messick also his mother Margery Grime. Mark had a special...
Dorothy Perkins, 93, of Smithville, MO passed away, June 9, 2019.She was born on February 27, 1926 to Dilly George and Zera Myrtle (Hayes) Miller in Sparks, KS. Dorothy grew up in Sparks where she graduated high school.On December 27, 1947 she was united in marriage to John Arlo Perkins. After their marriage they lived in Lineville, Iowa where they raised four sons. In 1964 they moved to Smithville where they made their home. Her husband, John, passed away July 8, 1992.Dorothy was devoted to following Jesus all of her life and was gifted with a servant spirit. She was...Funeral Service : 06/13/2019
Thomas “Jim” Pesco, 51, of Kansas City, MO passed away, June 8, 2019. He was born on June 15, 1967 to George Bert and Nancy Delrose (Moyer) Pesco in Hagerstown, Maryland. Thomas grew up in Rockville, Maryland and graduated from Richard Montgomery High School. He then served his country in the U.S. Army.On August 18, 2007 he was united in marriage to Rebecca Anderson. After their marriage they lived in Ferrelview, MO where they made their home.Tom “Jim” owned and operated Fountain Plumbing. He was an avid Cowboys and NASCAR fan and loved to grill.He was preceded in death by...Funeral Service : 06/21/2019
Joann Darlene Pope, 84, of Smithville, MO passed away June 7, 2019.She was born on May 6, 1935 to William Edger and Leota Alice (Norval) Wait in Kansas City, MO. Joann was 12 when the family moved to Smithville where she attended school and graduated in 1953 from Smithville High School. On May 9, 1953 she was united in marriage to Paul P. Pope. After their marriage they lived in Smithville where they made their home. Joann worked for H.H. Halferty and Sons in Paradise, MO and later in Smithville, MO for 36 years. She then worked for her brother...Funeral Service : 09/14/2019
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