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Janet Fales
Janet Fales
Date of Death : 10/13/2023

Janet E. (Miller) Fales, 78, of Turney, MO formerly of Smithville, MO passed away October 13,2023.She was born on July 15, 1945, to Henry Lee and Marian L. (Rupe) Miller in Edgerton, MO.Janet was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Harold Fales; her brother Don Lee Miller; her sister Mary Jo Mauzey; her granddaughters Anna Marie Wren and Elizabeth Elaine Neighbors; and her great-granddaughter Stormey Michelle Martin.She is survived by her sons Donald Wren and wife Theresa; Mark Rankin; her daughter Vicki Neighbors; grandchildren Thomas Wren, Matthew Wren and wife Madalyn, Elyssa Wren Unfred and husband Steven, Crystal...

Funeral Service : 10/20/2023
Tom Theisen
Tom Theisen
Date of Death : 10/08/2023

Thomas (Tom) John Theisen, 65 years old, Gower, Missouri, passed away after a hard, valiant fight against cancer on Sunday, October 8, 2023, at home, surrounded by his immediate family and his 4-legged friend, Bentley.Tom was born August 7, 1958, in Sheldon, Iowa, the third of 14 children born to Ivan and Yvonne (Muller) Theisen. He attended Remsen St. Mary’s School through 8th grade. In 1976, he graduated from Marcus Community School. He went on to earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Agri-Business Management from Northwest Iowa Technical College in 1978. After high school, Tom went to work...

Funeral Service : 10/19/2023
Velma Morton
Velma Morton
Date of Death : 10/07/2023

Velma Morton, 94, of Gower, MO passed away, October 7, 2023. She was born on September 26, 1929 to Charles Thomas and Lula Mae (Hensley) Morton in Ozark County, near Elijah, MO where she grew up and graduated high school.On October 1, 1946 she was united in marriage to Maurice “Buster” Morton. After their marriage they lived in Bakersfield, CA. In 1969 they moved to Ventura and in 1981 they moved to Gower. Velma loved gardening, quilting and cooking. Most of all she loved her family and was always involved in their lives. She was a former member of the...

Funeral Service : 10/15/2023
Donnie Summers
Donnie Summers
Date of Death : 09/28/2023

Donald “Donnie” W. Summers, 73, of Lathrop, MO passed away with loved ones by his side on September 28, 2023.He was born on April 10, 1950 to Donald Rupert and Geraldine Adell (Hallmark) Summers in Smithville, MO. Donnie grew up in Smithville and graduated from Smithville High School in 1968.On November 26, 1976 he was united in marriage to Tina Collier. After their marriage they lived in Smithville and in 1997 they moved their family to the farm in Lathrop.Donnie was a third-generation farmer. He farmed with his dad, son and grandsons from Smithville to Lathrop and everywhere in between....

Funeral Service : 10/06/2023
Phyllis Jamison
Phyllis Jamison
Date of Death : 09/24/2023

Phyllis Jamison, 88, of Platte City, MO passed away on September 24, 2023.She was born on December 16, 1934 to John Clifford and Lucille Abby (Walker) Martin in Atchison, KS. Phyllis grew up in the Atchison area where she attended school.On June 17, 1960 she was united in marriage to George A. Jamison. After their they lived in the Platte City area where they made their home.Phyllis worked for Hallmark Cards for 25 years. She loved gardening, fishing, and going to the Casino.She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Marilyn Kay Gibson; granddaughter, Kelli Knighton; grandsons, Greg Jamison...

Funeral Service : 09/28/2023
Leonard Musser
Leonard Musser
Date of Death : 09/24/2023

Leonard Kay “LT” Musser, Jr.,75, of Gower, MO passed away September 24, 2023.He was born on November 12, 1947, to Leonard Kay, Sr. and Bessie Bernice (Reynolds) Musser in St. Joseph, MO. He grew up in Gower and in 1966 he graduated from Gower High School. On February 25, 1971, he was united in marriage to Debra Lynn Lawson. After their marriage they lived in Gower where they made their home with their daughter Rachael. Debi passed away on January 18, 1980.He delivered farm fuel and propane in the area for Frazier Oil until his retirement in 2018 after 42...

Funeral Service : 09/30/2023
Billy A. Edwards
Billy A. Edwards
Date of Death : 09/21/2023

Billy A. Edwards, 85, of Smithville, MO, formerly of Dearborn, MO passed away September 21, 2023.He was born on September 12, 1938, to Ralph and Audrey (Boydston) Edwards in Smithville, MO. He grew up in Dearborn, MO and attended North Platte School. He then served his country in the United State Army where he was stationed in Alaska. On June 4, 1960, he was united in marriage to Emma L. “Tee” Jameson. After their marriage they lived in Dearborn where they made their home. In 2014 they moved to Smithville, MO. Tee passed away on May 12, 2016.Billy was a...

Funeral Service : 09/27/2023
Randy Boydston
Randy Boydston
Date of Death : 09/17/2023

Randy Joe Boydston, 69, of Camden Point, MO passed away September 17, 2023.He was born on June 25, 1954, to Ernest Raymond and Lela Maxine (Wright) Boydston in St. Joseph, MO. Randy grew up on the family farm in Camden Point and graduated in 1972 from North Platte High School.On March 15, 1974, he was united in marriage to Cheryl Russell. After their marriage they lived in the Camden Point area where they made their home.Randy farmed for several years until his retirement when he went to work for Clyde Hill. Clyde taught him all he knew about dirt work...

Funeral Service : 09/17/2023
Edna Coldsmith
Edna Coldsmith
Date of Death : 09/16/2023

Celebration of Life Thursday, November 16th at 11:00 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Emporia, KS with Visitation from 10:15-11:00 a.m. prior to the service. Edna E. Coldsmith passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 16, 2023, at the Gower Convalescent Center in Gower, MO. She was 95.Edna was born May 1, 1928, in Weleetka, OK to William D. Howell and Theresa M. (Newmaster) Howell. Her family later moved to Okmulgee, OK, where she graduated high school in 1946. She attended the Texas State College for Women in Denton, TX, and transferred to The University of Tulsa, where she graduated...

Funeral Service : 11/16/2023
Larry McDonald
Larry McDonald
Date of Death : 09/13/2023

Lawrence “Larry” Eugene McDonald age 71, of Gladstone MO, left this world on September 13, 2023. He was born on November 25, 1951 to Lee and Dorothy McDonald. Larry grew up in Sibley, Levasy, and Independence Missouri. He graduated from Fort Osage High School in 1969.He was preceded in death by both parents, his little brother Randy McDonald, and his niece Amanda McDonald. Survivors include his wife Cathy of Gladstone MO; his daughters, Amber Toates (Nick Reynolds) and Aubrey Wilson (Richard) both of Blue Springs MO; his grandchildren, Alaynna, Richard, Logan, Jake, Alyvia, Katelin, Alexis, and Destiny; his brothers David...

Delbert DuBois
Delbert DuBois
Date of Death : 09/12/2023

Delbert DuBois of Kansas City, Mo passed away September 12, 2023. He was born on November 18, 1936, to Louis Lee DuBois and Ada May (Poage) in Gower, Mo. He grew up in the Gower are and graduated from Gower High School Delbert then attended Central Missouri State University and Northwest Missouri State University where he played football and baseball. After college Delbert started his life after college as a successful coach in track and other athletics with high schoolers. Delbert also served his country in the National Guard. Delbert went on to pursue careers outside of athletics in the...

Funeral Service : 10/07/2023
Lori Fields
Lori Fields
Date of Death : 09/10/2023

Martha “Lori” Fields, 78, of Smithville, MO passed away, September 10, 2023.She was born on February 2, 1945 to Lee and Dannie Mae (Kirby) Ketner in Oklahoma. Martha grew up in Noble, Oklahoma and graduated from Noble High School.She was preceded in death by her parents and her brothers, Jesse Ketner, Doc Ketner, and Frank Ketner.Lori is survived by her children, David Allen Kellogg and Lisa (Rob) Roseman; grandchildren, Lacey, Melodie, Dustin, Amanda, Erica; great-grandchildren, Wyhatt, Raelynn, Madalynn, and Maverick; sisters, Ginny Keller and Inez Keller; sister-in-law, Billie Ketner; several nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.Private Family Services...

Cecelia E. "Sissy" Chesnut
Cecelia E. "Sissy" Chesnut
Date of Death : 09/08/2023

Cecelia E. “Sissy” (Gardner) Chesnut, 96, of Dearborn, MO went to her heavenly home on September 8, 2023, at the Gower Convalescent Center.She was born to Elmer and Mary Gardner on August 14, 1927. She graduated from DeKalb High School in May of 1946.On August 30, 1946, she was united in marriage to John W. Chesnut. Afterwards, they lived near Dearborn where they made their home. The marriage produced two sons, Tom and Bernard. John passed away on November 10, 2000. Sissy was a member of the United Methodist Church of Dearborn. Her career was in the medical field, where...

Funeral Service : 09/11/2023
Charles Kidwell
Charles Kidwell
Date of Death : 09/08/2023

Charles Wilbur Kidwell, 86, of Edgerton, MO passed away, September 8, 2023.He was born on September 14, 1936 to Robert Wilbur and Olive Marie (Creekmore) Kidwell in Martinsville, MO. Charles grew up in Martinsville, MO and graduated from Bethany High School. He then proudly served his country in the U.S. Army Reserves and the U.S. Air Force.On December 23, 1961 he was united in marriage to Joyce Johnson. After their marriage they lived in Weston, MO and moved to Edgerton in 2013.Charles was a truck driver for Pepsi and retired from Food Barn in 1993. He loved fishing, gardening, camping...

Charlie Barr
Charlie Barr
Date of Death : 09/07/2023

Charles Edward Barr, Jr. 81, of Gladstone, MO passed away, September 7, 2023.He was born on September 17, 1941 to Charles Edward Sr. and Margaret F. (Gerling) Barr in Marshall, MO. Charlie grew up in Marshall and graduated from St. Pius X High School in Kansas City, MO. He then served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.On June 11, 1966 he was united in marriage to Cheryl K. Knipp. After their marriage they lived in Gladstone where they made their home. His wife, Cheryl, preceded him in death on February 17, 2021.Charlie was a car...

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