Aliene Harris, 98, of Grayson, MO passed away Wednesday March 15, 2023.She was born on May 10, 1924, to Allen and Lula Harris in the Paradise, MO area where she grew up in graduated from Smithville High School. Aliene was preceded in death by her husbands Freddie Miller, Roy Duncan, and Leo Harris; sisters Lillian Taylor, Mary Peck and Daisy Moore; and her brothers Roscoe, Clifford, Jasper “Jap”, Wylie, Donald and Henry Harris.She is survived by her daughter Joyce Transmeier and husband Joe; step granddaughters Jacqueline Transmeier and Cheri (Scott) Collins; three great-grandsons Dalton, Sean, and Isaiah; brother-in-law Lewis Moore,...Funeral Service : 03/18/2023
David N. Saunders, 79, of Gladstone, MO passed away after a strong courageous battle and went to be with the Lord on March 13, 2023.He was born on October 23, 1943 to Raymond Neil and Marie Anita (Evans) Saunders in St. Joseph, MO. Dave grew up in St. Joseph where he graduated high school.On March 30, 1963 he was united in marriage to Donna Lee King. After their marriage they made their home in the Kansas City area. His wife, Donna, preceded him in death on March 27, 2010.He owned and operated D&D Service for many years. Dave enjoyed deer...Funeral Service : 03/17/2023
Angela Marie Mollus, 57, Kansas City, MO. passed away Thursday, March 9, 2023. She was born July 11, 1965 in St. Joseph at Sister's Hospital, to John L. Mollus and Jeanette (Jeschke) Mollus, She was preceded in death by her father John L. Mollus, her step father Tom Ross, Grandparents, Harold and Betty L. Jeschke and Grandmother, Ethel Mollus.Survivors include her Mother, Jeanette Mollus-Ross, Gladstone MO., Sister, Shannon Mollus, Northmoor, MO., Grandfather Joseph Leroy Mollus, St. Joseph, MO. Her favorite Aunt, Sharon Growney,Celebration Florida, Favorite Uncle, David Jeschke, Garden Grove, CA., many cousins and friends. Angela has been cremated and...Funeral Service : 03/09/2023
Vance Michael Brown, 29, of Independence, MO passed away March 1, 2023. He was born on January 10, 1994 in North Kansas City, MO. Vance grew up in Smithville, MO and attended Smithville High School and was active in the Boy Scouts. Vance worked for A Friend With A Truck Movers in Kansas City, MO. He enjoyed poetry, music and his many friends. Vance was very loving, kind and generous beyond his means. Vance is survived by his parents Nick and Pattie Brown; his brothers Brodrick Brown, DJ (Bri Huff) Brown, and Dakota Brown; uncles Charles Brown and Steven Yeager;...Funeral Service : 03/09/2023
Charles Squire ConnettApril 3, 1943 – February 27, 2023Charles Squire Connett, 79, of St Joseph, MO passed away February 27, 2023. Charles (Charlie) Connett was the son of Edgar Leonard Connett and Edna (Lewis) Connett, both now deceased. He grew up on the family farm 7 miles south of St. Joseph and 3 miles north of Faucett. He had two older brothers: Franklin Gilmore (b. 1933), now deceased, and John Connett (b. 1941), Professor Emeritus at the University of Minnesota in the Twin Cities. Charlie attended Sparta School, a one-room school south of St. Joseph, for six years. When Sparta...Funeral Service : 03/09/2023
James "Jim" Eldon Turner, 71, Warrensburg, MO passed away Monday, February 27, 2023. Jim was born in Smithville, MO on March 7, 1951, the son of Donald and Anna Jean Taylor Turner. He grew up in Avondale, MO and graduated from North Kansas City High School in 1969. Jim loved the outdoors and working with his hands. As a young boy, he was involved with Boy Scouts, earning his Eagle Scout. He loved camping, cooking, working on cars, building model airplanes, and could fix just about anything he set his mind to. After graduating, Jim worked as a mechanic and...
Evon Bert Austin, known to all as “Catfish”, 82 years old of Smithville, Missouri peacefully passed away at home on February 24, 2023 surrounded by his loving wife, children and grandchildren. Catfish was born on October 17th 1940 to Bert Francis and Erma Elmira (Royster) Austin in Wright County, Missouri. At the age of 13, Catfish battled polio and emerged with a strong will, and determination to live life to the fullest. After Catfish graduated from Hartville High School in 1959 he went to college for a year and then entered the work force at Owens Corning Fiberglass in Kansas...Funeral Service : 03/01/2023
Sidney B. Johnson, 80, passed away on February 24, 2023 in St. Joseph, Missouri, with his wife by his side. As a life-long Christian who believed in Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior, he now lives at peace in the glory of our God.Sidney was born August 19, 1942 in Sedalia, Missouri, to Sid and Katherine Johnson. At the age of 2, the family moved to St. Joseph, Missouri and then settled in Agency, Missouri near Frazier, where they built generations of life, livestock, crops and memories. After graduation from Faucett High School, Sidney attended the University of Missouri...Funeral Service : 03/03/2023
Darrel House, 83, of Gower, MO passed away February 24, 2023.He was born on June 29, 1939 to Milford Hadley and Sarah Pauline (White) House in Starfield, MO. Darrel grew up in the Starfield area and graduated from Gower High School. On October 23, 1960 he was united in marriage to Luray Davis. After their marriage they lived in Gower where they made their home. His wife, Luray, passed away February 25, 2011.Darrel was in computer sales for over 30 years and he received many awards.Darrel was a member of the Gower Christian Church where he served as an Elder,...Funeral Service : 03/01/2023
Jimmy Lawrence Blakely passed away on Tuesday, February 14, 2023, after battling a long-time illness. He was 76. Jimmy was born on March 9, 1946 in St. Joseph, Missouri and made his lifelong home in Camden Point, Missouri. After high school he was drafted into the Army in 1964 where he served his time in Vietnam before coming home. He then began farming with his brothers Francis and Charles Blakely for several years along with driving a truck hauling yachts all over the country. In 1988 he started working at TWA and later retired from American Airlines.He did not have...
Tina Marie Reichart, 55, of Smithville, MO formerly of Estherville, IA, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on February 11, 2023.She was born on August 16, 1967, to Jerry William and Rose Ann (Wheaton) Wallace in Mattoon, IL. Tina graduated from Estherville High School in Estherville, Iowa. She received her bachelors degree from Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa. On October 17, 2006, she was united in marriage to her best friend and soulmate, Brian Reichart. They lived in Estherville, IA until moving to Smithville, MO in 2014. Tina and Brian owned and operated Goodtimes Bar and...Funeral Service : 02/18/2023
Earl Steffes, 94, of Smithville, MO passed away, February 11, 2023.He was born on August 26, 1928 at home to Fred and Rose (King) Steffes in Wien, MO, where he grew up on the family farm. He decided at a young age that farm life was not for him.Earl graduated from Bucklin High School at age 16. After graduation, he moved to Kansas City and worked at a bank.He served his country in the U.S. Army as a paratrooper. After his honorable discharge he married Leora Little in 1948 while residing in Kansas City. Earl went to electronics school and...Funeral Service : 02/15/2023
Jannie Quinn, 63, of Kansas City, MO passed away, February 10, 2023.She was born on June 18, 1959 to James Dale and Edna Marilyn (Roush) Bayless in Kansas City, MO. She grew up in Kansas City North and graduated from North Kansas City High School.On August 13, 1977 she was united in marriage to Rick Quinn. After their marriage they lived in Kansas City where they made their home. Jannie made a beautiful home while raising her children and worked at Walmart for 25 years. Jannie had a heart for others in all that she did. She loved spending time...Funeral Service : 02/15/2023
Connie Woodson, 65, of Yates Center, KS passed away on February 6, 2023.She was born on October 1, 1957 to Charles and Pauline (Gensheer) Adkins in St. Joseph, MO. Connie grew up in Edgerton and Gower and graduated from East Buchanan High School.On April 15, 1978 she was united in marriage to Alan Woodson. After their marriage they lived in Camden Point, MO and in 1987 they moved to Bourbon County, Kansas. They later made their home in Woodson County, KS.She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters, Nancy Pat Adkins and Carol Ann Carpenter.Connie is survived by her...Funeral Service : 02/11/2023
Trisha Caye Dorsey, 41, of Smithville, MO passed away February 4, 2023.She was born on November 29, 1981, to Richard Vance and Karen Kay (Parsons) Lujin in Jefferson City, MO. Trisha grew up in Versailles, MO and she graduated from Morgan County R2 High School in 2000. Trisha later graduated in 2004 from CMSU in Warrensburg with a bachelors degree in photography and public relations.On August 16, 2004, she met her husband Derek Dorsey at the Missouri State Fair. They were married on April 8, 2006. After their marriage they lived in Clarksdale, MO and later moved to Smithville, MO.She...Funeral Service : 02/09/2023
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