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Wednesday 06/24/2015
Mildred V. Rhoades
Posted: June 24, 2015 - 8:00 am

Mildred Valee Rhoades, 94, of Smithville, MO passed away June 22, 2015.

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Tuesday 06/16/2015
Melvin Windle
Posted: June 16, 2015 - 6:59 am

Melvin Windle, 60, of Edgerton, MO passed away, Thursday, June 11, 2015.

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Monday 06/15/2015
James Nelson
Updated: June 16, 2015 - 12:00 pm

James Nelson, 33, Smithville, MO died June 2, 2015. Survived by wife, Heather; children: Noelle, James, and Jonathan; grandmother, Alice Nelson; mother, Sherry Breckenridge; siblings, Jennifer Jackson; Sandy Barker; Nikki Hill; Jesse Marquez; Adam Price. The funeral was held June 5, 2015. Memorial contributions may be left with the family at James’ Go Fund Me Page. Condolences may be shared at meyersfuneralchapel.com.

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Tuesday 06/09/2015
Jacqueline “Jackie” Lee Warren
Updated: June 15, 2015 - 1:53 pm

Jacqueline “Jackie” Lee Warren

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Tuesday 06/02/2015
Peggy Huntley
Posted: June 02, 2015 - 8:45 am

Mrs. Peggy June (Lizar) Huntley, 78 of Smithville, MO, passed away May 26, 2015.

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Laura Ann Yates
Posted: June 02, 2015 - 8:45 am

Laura Ann (Manuel) Yates, 87, of Smithville, MO passed away, Saturday, May 30,, 2015.

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Richard (Rick) Dakon
Posted: June 02, 2015 - 7:53 am

Richard (Rick) Dakon, 72, Smithville, MO, passed away on May 29, 2015, after a short battle with cancer. He was born on January 9, 1943. Rick was preceded in death by his parents, Hope and Arnold Dakon, and a son, Jamie Freuck.

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Wednesday 05/27/2015
John Allen Krems
Updated: June 02, 2015 - 8:43 am

John Allen Krems, 64, of Edgerton, MO passed away Saturday, May 23, 2015.

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Wednesday 05/20/2015
James Harold McCulloch
Updated: May 26, 2015 - 9:02 am

James Harold McCulloch

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Tuesday 05/19/2015
Mark Gilpin
Updated: May 19, 2015 - 8:24 am

Mark Gilpin

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Monday 05/11/2015
Robert Delbert Furne
Updated: May 11, 2015 - 4:55 pm

Robert Furne, 81 Birmingham, MO died May 5, 2015. He was an Army Veteran and retired from Milwaukee Railroad. Preceded in death by his wife, Regina. Survived by children, CarLeen Smith and husband Steve; Rodney Furne and Daniel Furne; sister Frances JoAnn Plagge; eight grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren and a host of loving relatives. Visitation was May 7 at Church-Archer-Pasley Funeral Home; burial at Dow City (Iowa) Cemetery.

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Friday 05/08/2015
Shirley M. Neth
Updated: May 11, 2015 - 4:55 pm

Shirley M. Neth, 91 of Smithville, MO passed away, Tuesday, May 5, 2015.

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Thursday 05/07/2015
Adella Mae Foxworthy
Updated: May 11, 2015 - 4:55 pm

Adella Mae Foxworthy, 86, of Kansas City, MO passed away on May 6, 2015.

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Wanda Joyce Burchette
Updated: May 11, 2015 - 4:55 pm

Wanda Joyce Burchette, 73 of Kansas City, MO passed away, Sunday, May 3, 2015.

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Tuesday 05/05/2015
Barbara Simon
Updated: May 05, 2015 - 10:01 am

Barbara Simon

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Judy Charlene Jack
Updated: May 05, 2015 - 10:01 am

Judy Charlene Jack, 73 of Blue Springs, MO passed away, Friday, May 1, 2015 at her residence. Cremation is planned with private family services to be held at a later date. Judy was born November 16, 1941 in Kewanee, IL to Vernon and Margaret (Burchett) Reiff. She graduated from William Chrisman in 1959 and later from Graceland University as a Registered Nurse. She has worked at several hospitals primarily in obstetrics. She enjoyed crafts and spending time with her family. She was a member of the Community of Christ. She is survived by 4 siblings, Susan Woods and husband Kirby, Ron Reiff and wife Melissa, Terry Reiff and wife Carol Ann and John Reiff and wife Earlynn; 2 step sons, Edward Jack and Vincent Jack; step grandsons, a niece, Karen Garber and numerous other nieces, nephews, cousins and other extended family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Phillip Jack in 2008, her parents and a brother Mike Reiff who was killed in Vietnam in 1968. Online condolences may be expressed at www.speakschapel.com (Arrangements: Speaks Suburban Chapel (816) 373-3600)

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Tuesday 04/28/2015
Wilma Ruth Perry
Updated: April 28, 2015 - 7:48 am

Wilma Ruth Perry, 86, of Kansas City, formerly of Smithville, passed away, April 26, 2015.

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Thursday 04/23/2015
Gloria Dean Streeter
Updated: April 28, 2015 - 9:01 am

Gloria Dean Streeter, 78, of Smithville, MO formerly of Brookfield, MO passed away April 21, 2015.

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Catherine Ruff
Updated: April 27, 2015 - 4:27 pm

Catherine Ruff, 83 of Smithville, MO passed away, Thursday, April 16, 2015.

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Wednesday 04/22/2015
David Wooten
Updated: April 27, 2015 - 4:27 pm

George David Wooten, 71, of Lathrop, MO formerly of Smithville, MO passed away April 20, 2015.

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Gerard Vandenhazel
Posted: April 22, 2015 - 12:00 am

Gerard Vandenhazel 90, died March 15, 2015 at Gulfport, MS.

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Tuesday 04/21/2015
Donald H. Hartel
Updated: April 21, 2015 - 8:00 am

Donald H. Hartel, 94, died April 18, 2015. He was born January 18, 1921 in Clay County, MO., near the Arley Community. He graduated from Kearney High School in 1939. He married Betty Gwin on November 14, 1943. He worked as a farmer, carpenter, and cabinet-maker. He was a life-long faithful member of the Arley United Methodist Church.

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Alfred James McNeal
Updated: April 21, 2015 - 8:01 am

Alfred James McNeal, 90, of Smithville, MO passed on April 18, 2015 at the Kansas City VA Hospital. He was born on January 4, 1925 in Sayre, PA to Nathaniel McNeal and Susie Irene Strope. Alfred served in the United States Marine Corps during WWII and received a purple heart for his sacrifices during the Battle of Iwo Jima. He was married to this loving wife for 53 years, Pauline Moore and to this union, 6 children were born. In all his years of work, Alfred was most proud of the business he started, Al’s Cabinet Shop, where he made and installed custom cabinets. In his spare time he enjoyed fishing and later in life, he learned how to play the guitar.

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Thursday 04/16/2015
Travis Wilson
Updated: April 20, 2015 - 4:42 pm

Travis Jeremy Wilson, 26, of Smithville, MO passed away Tuesday, April 14, 2015 as the result of an auto accident.

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Tuesday 04/14/2015
Virginia Valentine Shafer
Updated: April 17, 2015 - 4:00 pm

Virginia Valentine Shafer

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Tuesday 04/07/2015
Mark Alan Nay
Posted: April 07, 2015 - 9:38 am

Mark Alan Nay, 48, Liberty, passed away April, 1, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents Dean and RuthAnn and sister Carla Nay. Survivors include: his children Zackory and Danielle Nay; brother Mike (Shelly) Nay; nieces and a nephew.

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Monday 04/06/2015
Jodie King
Updated: April 06, 2015 - 3:59 pm

Jodie Lynn (Offutt) King, 55, died Friday April 3, 2015 at her home in Parkville, Missouri following a courageous battle with cancer. Survived by her two children: Nicholas Clevenger and Jamie Marrant.

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Thursday 04/02/2015
Betty Sackman
Updated: April 06, 2015 - 3:59 pm

Betty Sackman, 84, rural Gower, MO passed away, March 31, 2015.

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Tuesday 03/31/2015
Pat Denney
Updated: March 31, 2015 - 7:51 am

Pat Denney, 69, Ridgely, MO passed away, March 29, 2015.

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Friday 03/27/2015
Dorothy Lee Corless
Updated: March 30, 2015 - 4:10 pm

Dorothy Lee Corless, 91, of Smithville, MO passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2015.

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Tuesday 03/24/2015
Wm. Carroll O’Neal
Updated: March 30, 2015 - 4:10 pm

Carroll O’Neal, 73, KCMO (North) died Friday, March 20, 2015. He was employed with AT&T for 31 years and was also a volunteer at NKC Early Childhood Development for children with special needs.

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Tuesday 03/17/2015
John Michael (Mike) James
Posted: March 17, 2015 - 7:15 am

John Michael (Mike) James, age 69, of Smithville, Mo. passed away Friday Feb 20th, 2015 at St Lukes North Hospital. Visitation and Memorial Services were held at Shoal Creek Community Church, 6816 N. Church Rd. Pleasant Valley, Mo. 64068. Cremation. Memorial contributions may be made to Harvesters, 3801 Topping Ave. Kansas City, Mo. 64129. John was born Jan 7, 1946 in Independence, Mo. He was a Policeman, Truck Driver, and small businessman most of his life. He battled cancer, diabetes and heart disease courageously. He was a loving Husband, Dad, Papa and Friend. Mike was preceded in death by his parents, Anna Marie and Jerry Morris, and A. Everett James. Survivors include his wife of 50 years Beth James; children: Shawn James and Patrick (Loydena) James; Grandchildren: Madison and Rhiannon James; brother, Everett (Mary) James, sister, Gloria (Bill) Vinyard, Mother-in- law Jean Shannon; and many nieces and nephews; and dog, Buddy.

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Jeanne K. Duke
Posted: March 17, 2015 - 7:15 am

Jeanne K. Duke, 68 of Smithville, MO passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2015.

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Robert D. Williams, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Updated: March 17, 2015 - 7:56 am

Robert D. Williams, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Jean (Ellington) Barber
Updated: March 17, 2015 - 7:56 am

Jean (Ellington) Barber, 76, of Parkville, MO formerly of Smithville, MO passed away Sunday, March 15, 2015.

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Tuesday 03/03/2015
Walter George Weller
Posted: March 03, 2015 - 8:00 am

Walter George Weller, 73, of Smithville, MO, formerly of Sedalia, MO passed away, February 28, 2015.

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Monday 03/02/2015
Kenneth Andrew Osburn
Updated: March 02, 2015 - 4:15 pm

Kenneth Andrew Osburn passed on February 25, 2015, at his home in Smithville, Missouri. He was born July 31, 1957, to Charles and Norma (Gross) Osburn. Ken was an airline pilot for Air Midwest, Reno Air and American Airlines. Ken attended elementary school at Visitation School and Southwest High School in Kansas City, and graduated from Midway High School in West Line, Missouri.

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Tuesday 02/24/2015
Derrek Buttron
Updated: March 02, 2015 - 4:15 pm

Derrek Buttron, 45, KCMO (Northland) died Friday, February 20, 2015. Derrek’s greatest love was his family. He was a member of the Platte Woods United Methodist Church. He was proud to be an Eagle Scout from Troop 314 and a member of Tribe of Mic-O-Say. Survived by wife, Julie Buttron and two children, Ashley and Braeden; parents and brother. Condolences may be left with the family at meyersfuneralchapel.com.

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Catherine Grantham Bird
Updated: March 02, 2015 - 4:15 pm

Catherine Bird, 90, KCMO Northland, died February 20, 2015. She served in the US Navy and was a veteran of WWII. Survived by a daughter, Sharon Bradford; and son “Rusty” Bird. A Committal Service with military honors was held Thursday, February 26, 2015 at Leavenworth, National Cemetery. Condolences may be shared at meyersfuneralchapel.com. Catherine’s full obituary is available online at meyersfuneralchapel.com

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Monday 02/23/2015
Dorothy F. Hunsucker
Updated: February 23, 2015 - 4:30 pm

Dorothy F. Hunsucker, 75, of Platte City, MO, died peacefully at Northcare Hospice House on Saturday, February 21, 2015. She was born September 30, 1939 in Henry County, MO, the daughter of the late Bill A. and Alice (McQueen) Yearout.

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Thursday 02/19/2015
Gerald "Jerry" L. Schleicher
Updated: February 23, 2015 - 4:30 pm

Gerald L. Schleicher, 68, Parkville, MO died Monday, February 16, 2015. He was known in the Midwest Regional area as a published Cowboy Poet, you can find some of his poems at cowboypoetry.com. Survived by wife, Pam Schleicher; brother’s, Jeff Schleicher and Donald Schleicher. Meyers Northland Chapel in Parkville, MO was entrusted with the Memorial Service. The full obituary and condolences are available at meyersfuneralchapel.com

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Wilma G. Dreis
Updated: February 23, 2015 - 4:30 pm

Wilma Dreis, 85, Gladstone, MO died Wednesday, February 18, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald E. Dreis on February 6, 2014. Survived by a daughter, Linda “Lin” Dreis; a son, David Dreis and his wife, Tacea; and a brother, James Magner. Funeral services were entrusted with Meyers Northland Chapel in Parkville, MO. Full obituary and condolences may be viewed at meyersfuneralchapel.

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Monday 02/09/2015
Geraldine A. “Jerry” Summers
Updated: February 10, 2015 - 7:36 am

Geraldine A. “Jerry” Summers, 87, of Smithville, MO passed away Saturday, February 7, 2015 at her home.

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W. Dale Shafer
Updated: February 09, 2015 - 4:35 pm

W. Dale Shafer 78 of Smithville Missouri died Friday Feb.6, 2015 at his residence. Born on May 21, 1936 in Kansas City to Orvel and Daisy (Bywaters) Shafer. He was a graduate of Gower High School and worked as a Traffic Manager for Lee Jeans.

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Thursday 02/05/2015
Lula Fern Barber
Updated: February 09, 2015 - 4:35 pm

Lula Fern (Webb) Barber, 96 formerly of Edgerton, MO passed away Monday, February 2, 2015 at her home in Kansas City. She was born October 29, 1918 in Clay County, Linden Missouri. She graduated 8th grade from Faubion Elementary School. She worked as a nanny, cook and housekeeper when she was 14 years old. She was married to Willard Irvin barber on May 6, 1935 in Liberty, Missouri. She was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church.

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Tuesday 02/03/2015
Barbara June Lance
Updated: February 03, 2015 - 7:29 am

Barbara Lance, 87, KCMO North, died January 25, 2015. Survived by her children: Denise Bassett, Curtis Lance, Liane Dillman and Trina Lance; 11 Granchildren; and 11 Great-Grandchildren. A Celebration of Barbara’s Life was held February 5, 2015. Meyers Northland Chapel in Parkville has been entrusted with the final arrangements. Condolences may be left at www.meyersfuneralchapel.com.

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Mary Thomas
Updated: February 03, 2015 - 7:29 am

Mary Kathryn Thomas, 87, of Smithville, MO passed away Sunday, February 1, 2015 at the Gower Convalescent Center.

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Monday 01/26/2015
Mary Roberts
Updated: January 26, 2015 - 3:57 pm

Mary Frances Roberts, 88, of Smithville, MO went to be with her Lord, Sunday, January 25, 2015.

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Donna Harding
Updated: January 26, 2015 - 3:57 pm

Donna Louise (Bork) Petre Harding, 65, of Gower, MO formerly of Macon, MO passed away on Friday, December 26th, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.

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Scott Wessling
Updated: January 26, 2015 - 3:57 pm

Scott Wessling, 48, KCMO passed away unexpectedly January 20, 2015. Survived by his wife of 19 years, Pam; son, Garret; parents Dennis and LeAnn Wessling; siblings, Beth (David) Williams, Shelly (Vinny) Singhal, Brian (Dawn) Wessling and Jennifer (Ed) Baker; in-laws Gathyl and Colleen Hibbs, David (Susan) Hibbs. Condolences may be left at meyersfuneralchapel.com.

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