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At Floral Hills Funeral Home & Cemetery, we offer complete funeral services and cemetery options for all faiths. We are proud to also offer aftercare services including community bereavement programs. Our spacious 14,000-square-foot funeral home includes four visitation rooms, two arrangement rooms and a chapel that can accommodate 150 guests. Burial options include traditional ground burial, mausoleum entombment, cremation niches and scattering gardens. Fifteen different statues/monuments are located throughout the cemetery on 130 acres of ground, and our Memorial Day flag display is the largest in the United States. Ample parking is also available to accommodate friends and family.

Families can be assured that they will receive personalized, individual attention when making arrangements with Floral Hills Funeral Home and Cemetery. Our professional and caring staff members understand that the loss of a loved one is a very personal experience, and are here to help. At Floral Hills, we believe that every life is unique, and every funeral should be too. We celebrate life. And for those who like to plan ahead, we offer The Simplicity Plan® prearrangement program—an easy way to handle an important responsibility.


Our Obituaries

Betty R. Doss

February 18, 1930 - August 11, 2017

Betty R. Doss, 87, passed away August 11, 2017. Betty was born February 18, 1930 in Orrick, MO. Visitation will Tuesday, August 22, 2017 from 1 pm with funeral service starting at 2 pm at Floral Hills Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. Fond memories and condolences may be left at www.floralhillsfuneralhome.com.Arr.: Newcomer's Floral Hills, 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd...
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Betty Jean Kearney

August 12, 1932 - August 11, 2017

Betty J. Kearney, 84, passed away August 11, 2017.Memorial service will be 6:00pm, Thursday, August 17, 2017 at Brooking Heights Baptist Church, 9500 E. 53rd St, Raytown, MO, 64133.She was preceded in death by her parents; and children: Randall Hargis, Terry Kent Hargis and Deanna Burke.Survivors include her daughter, Trina Worthley and her husband, Dan; son, Shawn Young; son-in-law, Leonard...
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Patricia A. Taulbert

December 21, 1935 - August 10, 2017

Patricia Ann Taulbert, 81, passed away August 10, 2017. Patricia was born December 21, 1935 in St. Paul, Kansas, the daughter of James and Alfreda (Sevart) Purdon. Patricia enjoyed spending time with her family, quilting and crocheting for loved ones. She was an avid Chiefs and Royals fan and loved going to the casino. She was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Harold and Joseph Purdon and 1 sister...
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Robert Franklin Williams

January 20, 1928 - August 10, 2017

Robert F. Williams, 89, passed away August 10, 2017. Graveside service will be 10:00am, Tuesday, August 15, 2017, at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. Bob was a career welder, retiring from Haven Steel.Survivors include his wife of nearly 70 years, Zoanna Williams, of Independence, MO; daughter, Carmelita Stone, of Plattsburg, MO; daughter, Beverly Winders, of Kansas City, MO; granddaughter,...
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Frances L. Masters

August 3, 1944 - August 9, 2017

Frances Lovan Masters passed away August 9, 2017. Visitation will be held at Floral Hills Funeral Home on Saturday, August 19th at 1:00pm followed by funeral services at 2:00. Burial will be in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. Frances was born August 3, 1944 in Kansas City, MO to LeRoy and Nellie Heflin. She married Abel Sipu and together they had 3 children, Curtis (Julie), Christina (Kyle), and...
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Barbara Jean Shuey

February 27, 1937 - August 6, 2017

Barbara Jean (Bailey) Shuey, 80, passed away August 6, 2017. She leaves her son Dr.. Ronald D. Shuey; grandsons, Christopher and William Shuey; great-grandchidren, Nina, Caleb, Liam and Sabrina; sisters, Dorothy Dodson and Sue Copenbarger. She was preceded in death by her beloved son, Randall E. Shuey. She was loved by her family and will be greatly missed. She will be especially missed by her...
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Miyo Wagner

September 23, 1924 - August 4, 2017

MIYO WAGNERMiyo Wagner, age 92, of Kansas City, MO, passed away on August 4, 2017. Visitation at 9AM on Thur., Aug. 10, at Floral Hills Funeral Home with funeral at 10AM. Burial at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens to be held at a later date.Memorial contributions may be made to the Heart of America Japan-America Society Student Ambassador Fund, P.O. Box 22487 Kansas City, Missouri 64113-2487.Miyo...
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Arthur Burr

May 13, 1920 - August 2, 2017

Arthur Burr, 97, of Independence, MO, died peacefully at home on August 2, 2017. A celebration of his life will be held at Floral Hills Funeral Home on Wednesday, August 9, 2017. Visitation will be at 1:00 p.m., followed by funeral services at 2:00 p.m. Arthur was born May 13, 1920 in Kansas City, KS to Arthur and Nina Burr. Arthur married the love of his life on June 21, 1944 and they spent 66...
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Bernice L. Miller

August 20, 1925 - July 31, 2017

BERNICE L. MILLERBernice L. Miller, age 91, passed away on July 31, 2017, at Blue Hills Rest Home. Graveside services will be at 10AM on Wednesday, August 2, at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, (816) 353-1218.She is survived by 4 children Debbie Marshall, Linda Smith, Donna Aldous, and Kevin Miller. She was preceded in death by her husband Bill Miller and daughter Gladys Dryer.
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Jack B. Conner

June 4, 1945 - July 24, 2017

JACK BERIL CONNER, 72, of Raytown, MO passed away July 24th, 2017 at Garden Terrace Alzheimer’s Center in Overland Park with his family by his side.Jack was born June 4th, 1945 in Kansas City, KS to Juanita & Jack Conner, Sr. Jack graduated from Sherwood High School in 1965 after postponing his studies to work to provide for his widowed mother and siblings. Jack was a produce manager...
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Ralph R. Hamline

January 9, 1923 - July 24, 2017

Ralph Hamline peacefully passed into the presence of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, during the early morning hours of July 24th, 2017. His successful life’s journey started in Pittsburg, Kansas on January 9th, 1923. The immediate family included 13 brothers and sisters, all dearly loved, and all preceded him in death. Ralph was quite the ballplayer growing up and never gave it up,...
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Leo Harold Rick

April 26, 1933 - July 22, 2017

Leo H. Rick, 84, passed away July 22, 2017 in Springfield, MO, Leo was born April 26, 1933. Visitation will be Thursday, July 27, 2017 from 1 pm until service time at 2 pm. Burial to follow. Fond memories and condolences may be left at www.floralhillsfuneralhome.com.Arr.: Newcomer's Floral Hills, 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd., KCMO 64133, (816) 353-1218.
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Mary Pearl Frohock

January 17, 1923 - July 21, 2017

MARY P. FROHOCKMary P. Frohock, age 94, of Blue Springs, MO, passed away on July 21, 2017. Visitation at 1PM on Wed., July 26, at Floral Hills Funeral Home with funeral at 2PM. Burial at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.Mary was preceded in death by her husband of 38 years, Charles Lawrence, in 1988.She is survived by her sons Bradley Kent (Janet Kay) and Timothy Alan (Grace U), and grandson Griffin...
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Doyle D. EVANS

March 11, 1928 - July 20, 2017

Doyle Dean Evans, 89, of Omaha, Nebraska, formerly of the Kansas City, Missouri area, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at Lakeside Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska. He was born March 11, 1928 and grew up in Leon, Iowa. He attended and graduated from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln in 1950. He served as First Lieutenant in the United States Army. He was honorably discharged in...
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Tommy J. Waddell

February 24, 1938 - July 20, 2017

Every once in a long while, an extraordinary person comes into this world and leaves an irreplaceable mark on the hearts of those around. It is impossible to quantify the massive impact that Tom Waddell had on the world around him, but we will always remember and cherish his kindness, his compassion, and his overwhelming generosity. Just his simple presence would light up a whole room and bring...
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Virginia Lou Craven

November 17, 1944 - July 19, 2017

Virginia Rogers CravenVirginia Rogers Craven, born November 17, 1944, passed away, July 19, 2017 at Truman Lakewood Medical Center. She was the mother of Bryce Scott Craven (1964-2015) and Dale Brant Craven(1971- ). She is survived by her sisters Mary Rogers Brown, Jeanne Rogers Barnes and Vicki Rogers Hazelrigg. She was from Independence, Missouri and graduated from William Chrisman High...
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Donna M. Vanderpool

January 18, 1936 - July 19, 2017

Donna M. Vanderpool of Independence Missouri passed away July 19, 2017 at age 81. Services will be held at Floral Hills Funeral Home, 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd, Kansas City, Mo. 64133. Visitation is at 9:00am and Services at 10:00am July 24, 2017. She leaves behind her brother Bobby and sister-in-law Rose George. Nieces and nephews, Teresa (George) Cooper, Rick George...
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George W. Saling

March 2, 1921 - July 19, 2017

GEORGE W. SALINGGeorge W. Saling, 96, of Pittsville, MO, passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at his home. He was born March 2, 1921, in Centerview, MO, the son of Charles Saling and Mary (Greer) Saling. On December 10, 1941, he married his sweetheart, Florence “Babe” Henderson. George served in the U.S. Army during WWII and later worked as a carpenter and member of Union Local 61...
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Lurinda J. Johnson

October 18, 1925 - July 18, 2017

LURINDA J. JOHNSONLurinda J. Johnson, age 91, of Grandview, MO, passed away on July 18, 2017. Visitation at 9AM on Saturday, July 22, at Floral Hills Funeral Home with services at 10AM. Burial at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.Lurinda was preceded in death by her husband of 36 years LaVern F. Johnson and 7 brothers. She is survived by her children David Johnson, Wanda Owens, and Lynn Johnson, and...
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James D. Hilburn

April 2, 1944 - July 16, 2017

James D. Hilburn, 72, of Port Byron, died Sunday, July 16, 2017, at home, following an accident.Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, 6601 38th Ave., Moline. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Floral Hills Funeral Home, Kansas City, Mo., with a visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens,...
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James Terrence MATHISON

December 22, 1943 - July 16, 2017

James "Terry" Mathison, 73, of Lake of the Ozarks and Lee's Summit, Missouri, passed away on Sunday, July 16, 2017, at his home surrounded by his family. Terry was born in Bronx, New York to Fred and Odette Mathison on December 22, 1943. He graduated from East High School in 1961. He received his Associates degree from Long View College. Terry married Judy Brown on December 04...
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Victoria Liz Luana Stevens

September 17, 1957 - July 15, 2017

Victoria Stevens, 59, passed away, July 15, 2017. Victoria was born September 17, 1957. No services.
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Myron Lee Garth

June 5, 1928 - July 14, 2017

Myron Lee Garth passed away at the age of 89 on Friday evening, July 14, 2017 while being cared for at Kansas City Hospice House. Myron was born to Lucille and Merle Garth on June 5, 1929 in Emporia, KS. He attended Rosedale High in Kansas City, KS before enlisting in the Navy to serve in World War II. After his discharge, he married Catherine A. Mulvihill of Kansas City, MO on June 25, 1949....
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Gary E. Greer

August 12, 1935 - July 11, 2017

Gary Greer, age 81, passed away July 11, 2017. Memorial service will be held at 2:00pm, Thursday, July 20th, at Floral Hills. Family will receive friends beginning at 1:00pm.He was born in Kansas City, MO to Ernest and Sarah Marie Greer. He graduated from Buckner, MO high school, and attended college in Warrensburg playing football.He was an avid golfer, achieving his best score of 68 at Rockwood...
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Virginia L. Bennett

February 6, 1929 - July 10, 2017

Virginia L. Bennett, 88, passed away, July 10, 2017. Virginia was born February 6, 1929 the daughter of C. Glenn and Pansy Powell. Virginia married James G. Bennett, Jr. He preceded her in death on November 16, 2010. She was preceded in death by a son, James G. Bennett, III, granddaughter, Andrea Becken, and a brother, Roger Powell. She is survived by two sons, David and Tom Bennett; two...
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Stella Virginia McKeone

March 18, 1933 - July 7, 2017

Stella Virginia McKeone, born March 18, 1933, passed from this world July 7, 2017 at 4:26pm age 84. She was surrounded by family at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, KS. She resided in Kansas City, MO with Mary McKeone, her beloved daughter and caretaker. She was born in Harden, MO to her parents Jasper and Floye Hayes Mallory. Her sister, May Mallory Spahr...
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Norma J. Comstock

December 16, 1929 - July 7, 2017

Norma Jean was born December 16,1929 in Batavia, Iowa, to Charles and ElsieMae Clark. She moved to the Kansas City area in 1946 and married Raymond Tennyson. She was preceded in death by Micheal Tennyson and Elmer (Ed) Comstock. She leaves 6 children Raymond (Butch) Tennyson, Robert Tennyson, Linda Johnson. Cindy Shepherd, Donald Tennyson and Jeff Tennyson. Many nieces and nephews, grandchildren,...
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Shana Jade Simbahon

November 30, 1976 - July 5, 2017

Shana Jade Simbahon, 40, of Kansas City, Missouri, died on July 5, 2017 at the Research Medical Center, Missouri. She was born on November 30, 1976 in Honolulu, HI. Heaven has gained a beautiful angel who has been so special to all of us. Born with spinal bifida, she has never put a limit to life. She was an incredible woman in so many ways; she would always be happy and never took life for...
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Jean Muza

February 24, 1917 - July 5, 2017

Jean Muza, age 100, of Independence, MO, passed away on July 5, 2017. Visitation at 1PM on Saturday, July 8, at Floral Hills with funeral at 2PM. Burial at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.Jean was born February 24, 1917, in Independence, MO. She was preceded in death by husband of 70 years Joseph.She is survived by her sons Gary (Shirley) Muza and Monte (Glenda) Muza; brother Roger Dillee; two...
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Cleon Eugene Moore

January 3, 1927 - July 3, 2017

In Memory ofCleon Eugene R. Moore (Gene)January 3, 1927 – July 3, 2017Obituary Gene C. Moore, 90, joined his wife at rest on July 3, 2017. He was born on January 3, 1927 in Kansas City, MO. His beloved wife, Marie (Smith) Moore, preceded his death in 2014. Additionally, preceding his death were, Walter C. Moore, father in 1950, Emma F. (Pasdach) Moore, mother in 1940, and Marguerite (Moore...
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Betty Louise Morain

February 13, 1946 - July 2, 2017

Betty Louise Morain 71, of Odessa MO. Passed away July 2, 2017 Service Friday 7/7/17 at 10 am. Burial to follow, Arr, Floral Hills Funeral Home 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd KC, Mo 64133 816-353-1218
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Diane Dennis

January 21, 1949 - June 30, 2017

Dianne Dennis, 68, passed away June 30, 2017. Dianne was born January 21, 1949 in Alabama, the daughter of Ray Strong and Willie Mae Rice Strong. Dianne was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Willadean Watts and a brother, Donald Strong. She is survived by her daughter, Michelle Beachey (Kendric); granddaughters, Gabriela and Delaney Beachey, many nieces, nephews and aunts. Visitation...
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Margaret A. Bowlin

January 15, 1943 - June 30, 2017

Margaret A. Bowlin, 74, passed away June 30, 2017. Margaret was born January 15, 1943. The family will have services at a later date. Fond memories and condolences may be left at www.floralhillsfuneralhome.com.Arr.: Newcomer's Floral Hills, 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd., KCMO 64133, (816) 353-1218.
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Donald D. Bowen

June 11, 1929 - June 28, 2017

Donald Bowen, 88, of Warsaw, MO, passed away June 28, 2017. He was preceded in death by his wife, Esther. Donald is survived by six children and seventeen grandchildren. Funeral services were privately held.In recognition of Mr. Bowen's service in both the Navy and Army, memorial tributes may be directed to www.foldsofhonor.org, or by mail at Folds of Honor, PO Box 8246, Prairie, Village,...
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Charles R. STRAW

December 30, 1941 - June 28, 2017

Charles “Butch” Straw went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Jun 28th 2017 at the age of 75 years. He leaves a wife, Carol Garrett Straw, of the home. Also, two daughters, Tammy Straw and John Winn of San Diego, CA, and Tina and Jeff Spear; brother, Riley Straw and Sharon Hicks of Oak Grove, MO; Grandchildren, Skyler and Sophia Spear and Jack Winn. He also leaves many friends and...
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Cecil C. Erwin

April 21, 1923 - June 27, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Dixie Lee Davis

February 6, 1938 - June 25, 2017

Dixie L. Davis passed away June 25, 2017. Visitation will be held at Floral Hills Funeral Home on Thursday, June 29th from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. Dixie was born on February 6, 1938 in Hammond, IN. to Isaac and Meta Geer. She is survived by her son, Cameron (Kevin) Davis and his wife Michele; daughter Dana Ann Fisher and her husband David; Grandchildren Reece (Cole) Davis, Catherine LeAnn Pena ...
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Arthur Hewlett Patrick Darrow

October 4, 1931 - June 24, 2017

Pat Darrow stayed as long as he possibly could, but left us June 24, 2017 (born October 4, 1931). Pat was a life-long Kansas City resident. He was predeceased by his parents Mable Collings and Andrew Darrow, a brother John R. (Jack) Darrow and a daughter Janice Harris. He is survived by daughter Connie Effie of K.C. Kansas and sons John A.C. Darrow of Greenville, North Carolina and Thomas H.P....
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Betty Jane Johnston

July 14, 1925 - June 23, 2017

Betty Johnston-Rutherford 91 years old went to be with her Lord on June 23,2017. She was along time resident of Independence,mo. She was a member of Blue Ridge Baptist Church. Married Donald Johnston on July 3,1942 and were together 58 years til his death in May 2000. Survivors include daughter Donna Covey, son David Johnston, 5 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, several niece and nephews...
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Richard Neil McKiddy

April 21, 1931 - June 23, 2017

Richard Neal McKiddy, age 86, passed away June 23rd. Visitation will be at Floral Hills Funeral Home on Wednesday, June 28th at 1:00pm followed by a memorial service at 2:00pm.
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Ossie Jamal CAMBRIC

April 19, 1970 - June 22, 2017

Ossie Jamal Cambric was born on April 19, 1970 to Alfred and Ann Cambric in Houston, Texas. Shortly after his birth, his parents relocated the family to Kansas City, Missouri where they raised their children in the church with a Love of Our Heavenly Father and for sports. In his early years, Jamal gave his life over to Christ and continued to walk in His Light all during his life.Ossie graduated...
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John Paul Horn

December 1, 1933 - June 22, 2017

JOHN “JACK” PAUL HORNJohn “Jack” Paul Horn, age 83, of Independence, MO, passed away with his family by his side on June 22, 2017. Visitation at 11AM on Wednesday, June 28, at Floral Hills with graveside at 12PM at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.Jack was born Dec. 1, 1933 in Independence, MO, to Ted & Helen Horn who preceded him in death. He graduated from William...
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Robert Eugene Beebe

November 9, 1930 - June 22, 2017

ROBERT E. BEEBERobert “Bob” E. Beebe, age 86, of Greenwood, MO, passed away on June 22, 2017. Visitation at 9:30AM on Saturday, July 1, with memorial service to be held at 10AM at Floral Hills Funeral Home. Reception to follow at 6330 Noland Rd, Kansas City MO 64133.Bob was preceded in death by his son Russell “Rusty” L. Beebe, daughter Pamela Beebe Sosa, and grandson...
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George L. SPRINGER

January 10, 1972 - June 22, 2017

George Lee (G.L.) Springer passed away June 22, 2017 after a four month battle with cancer. G.L. was a loving husband of 17 years, a remarkable father, proudly served as a KCMO Police Officer, baseball coach, and friend to so many. His infectious smile, friendship to all, competiveness on the golf course, and love of life will be dearly missed by many. G.L. was born January 10, 1972 in Kansas...
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Pearl Mary Davis

March 5, 1921 - June 22, 2017

Pearl Mary Davis, age 96, passed away June, 22 2017. Visitation will be held on Sunday, June 25 from 5-8PM. Funeral Service will be held Monday, June 26 at 2:00PM at Floral Hills Funeral Home. Born in 1921 in Kansas City, Missouri to Ernest and Nellie Westpfahl. She lived and worked most of her life in Kansas City, Kansas as a printer and photographer; and most recently worked at Sears in...
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Mary Lou Camp

September 15, 1927 - June 22, 2017

MARY LOU CAMPMary Lou Camp, 89, died June 22, 2017, at John Knox Care Center. Mary Lou was born Sept. 15, 1927 in Lee’s Summit, MO. She was the daughter of Harold and Matilda Snider. She was a 1948 graduate of Central Methodist College, Fayette, MO. She taught commercial subjects at Higginsville High School and Raytown High School. Mary Lou was a longtime member of Blue Ridge United...
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William Edward Schulz

April 3, 1944 - June 20, 2017

WILLIAM E. SCHULZWilliam E. Schulz, age 73, of Raymore, MO, passed away June 20, 2017. Visitation will be held on Friday, June 23 from 6-8PM at Floral Hills Funeral Home. A graveside service will be on Sat. at 10AM at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.Bill was born on Apr. 3, 1944 in Cameron, MO. He lived most of his life in the Kansas City/Metro area. He worked as a firefighter for the...
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Martha E. Sala

October 4, 1923 - June 20, 2017

Martha E. Sala, 93, passed away June 20, 2017. Martha was born October 4, 1923. Visitation will be Monday, June 26, 2017 from 9 am until service time at 10 am at Floral Hills Funeral Home. Burial will follow.Fond memories and condolences may be left at www.floralhillsfuneralhome.com.Arr.: Newcomer's Floral Hills, 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd., KCMO 64133, (816) 353-1218.
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Dorothy Jean Hedrick

May 13, 1939 - June 16, 2017

Dorothy J. “Dottie” Hedrick, of Lee’s Summit, went to be with the Lord June 16, 2017, after a battle with cancer. Dottie had a strong faith in Jesus and shared it with everyone she met.Dottie was born in Kansas City, Kansas in 1939, and later moved to Independence, Missouri. She attended Beaumont Baptist Church, when she met and married Roy Hedrick. They had two sons; Terry and...
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Firman ARTH

December 26, 1928 - June 14, 2017

Firman A. Arth, 88, of Kansas City, MO passed away June 14, 2017 at Lee’s Summit Medical Center. He leaves behind two sons- Mark and Brett, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Firman was born and raised in Dover, Missouri, the son of William and Rosie (Pointer) Arth. Firman had four siblings- Alvin, Theresa, Lorraine and Edwin Arth. He graduated from Dover High School in 1946. In...
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Doris Quisenberry

March 11, 1922 - June 14, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Herbert Wayne Slover

October 1, 1931 - June 13, 2017

Herbert W Slover a.k.a “Wayne or H.W.” passed on June 13, 2017. He was born October 1, 1931 in Polo, Missouri and was 85 years old. On December 22, 1951 in Cowgill, MO he married Margaret Slover the love of his life, they lived most of their lives in Independence, MO. Herbert worked for the Missouri Department of Transportation retiring in 1988. He would do what ever he could to...
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James R. Thorp

March 22, 1926 - June 13, 2017

James R. Thorp, age 91, passed away on June 13, 2017. James was born March 22, 1926 in Independence, MO the son of Otto A. and Mattie A. Thorp. James married Mary J. (Cotter) Thorp. They were married over 65 years before her passing in 2013. James served his country in the United States Army. He served in Rhineland central Europe. James was a clerk typist and a riffle marksman. He was in the...
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Leona M. Barnes

July 27, 1922 - June 12, 2017

Leona M. Barnes, 94, passed away June 12, 2017. Funeral service will be 2:00pm, Monday, June 19, 2017, at Floral Hills. Burial will follow. Family will receive friends beginning at 1:00pm at the chapel.Leona Marie Daugherty was born July 27, 1922 to William (Bill) M. Daugherty and Orlena (Caudill) Daugherty in Jasper County, MO Leona passed away June 12, 2017 at the age of 94 in Calico Rock, AR...
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Lois Jeanne Barnhart

August 26, 1925 - June 11, 2017

L. Jeanne Barnhart, age 91, of Independence, MO, died June 11, 2017. Visitation will be held 4:00-6:00pm, Friday, June 16, at the chapel. Funeral services will be 10:00 am, Saturday, June 17, at the chapel with burial following at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. Lois Jeanne was born in 1925 to Robert and Mildred (Strickland), at home in Kansas City, Missouri. She attended Faxon-Ashland and Yeager...
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Michael Keith Paden

October 3, 1946 - June 11, 2017

Michael Keith Paden, 70, of Edwards, Missouri, passed away on Sunday, June 11, 2017. Born on October 3, 1946 to Arnold and Delores Paden (both deceased) in St. Joseph, Missouri. He leaves behind his wife of 41 years, Nancy Paden of the home, brother Nick and Jeanie, Daughter Taffy and Jim, Son Steven, six grandchildren and one expected great-grandchild.He loved family, friends, and being...
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Lois Jeanne Barnhart

August 26, 1925 - June 11, 2017

L. Jeanne Barnhart, age 91, of Independence, MO, died June 11, 2017. Visitation will be held 4:00-6:00pm, Friday, June 16, at the chapel. Funeral services will be 10:00 am, Saturday, June 17, at the chapel with burial following at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. Lois Jeanne was born in 1925 to Robert and Mildred (Strickland), at home in Kansas City, Missouri. She attended Faxon-Ashland and Yeager...
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Mary F. Sims

October 2, 1938 - June 11, 2017

Mary F. (Stowe) Sims, age 78, of Raytown, MO, passed away on June 11, 2017. Visitation at 1PM on Wednesday, June 14, at Floral Hills Funeral Home with funeral at 2PM. Burial at Floral Hills East, Lee’s Summit.Mary married Bobby Sims on June 7, 1958 at the home of Hugh Stowe in Fort Worth, TX. She was a loving wife and mother to Bobby and their sons Jeff, David, and Darryl. She served as a...
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Alberta L. WEGENER

April 21, 1927 - June 10, 2017

On June 10, 2017, we lost the strongest woman we have ever known, our Mother, Alberta (Bert) Wegener. She was born on 4/21/1927 in Kansas City, MO to Albert and Luella Komm. She grew up in the Kansas City, Raytown area and went to Raytown High School graduating in 1945. She worked for TWA and then with Allen printing company as an office worker. She was introduced to Bill Wegener in 1953 by...
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Edna J. Shelby

March 10, 1928 - June 8, 2017

Edna Jean Shelby was born March 10, 1928 in Shamrock, TX to Walter Clinton and Effie Mae Keith. The family was from around Ozark, AR and she grew up there until they moved to Kansas City around 1942 for her father to work at Armco Steel during the war. She graduated from Northeast High School in 1946. She married Millard Charles Shelby (Junior) on Valentine’s Day, 1948. They had 45...
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Esther K. Burger

September 19, 1932 - June 7, 2017

Esther Katherine Burger, age 84, of Raytown, MO, passed away on June 7, 2017. Visitation at 9AM on Friday, June 16, at Floral Hills Funeral Home with funeral at 10AM. Burial at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.Esther was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years C. Herschel; her parents Charles and Allie Muiller; 3 brothers Earl, Clarence, and Harold Muiller; and a great grandson Isaac Halford...
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Chriss L. Green

August 3, 1926 - June 7, 2017

Chriss L. Green, Jr was born 8/3/1926 and passed away 6/7/2017. He was a Navy Veteran of both WWII and the Korean conflict. He was a life long resident of Kansas City and Independence, however, he spent the last 12 years with family in San Benito, TX. He was a Master Mason, a member of Eastern Star, a Shriner, and a retired Teamster who worked for Yellow Freight. Chriss is survived by 2 sons,...
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Fern E. LAFFOON

August 8, 1938 - June 6, 2017

Fern Laffoon age 78, of Independence Missouri, passed away June 6, 2017. Fern was born August 8, 1938 at home in Kansas City Missouri. She was preceded in death by her Husband Hubert E. Laffoon, her parents Henry Mearl Shields and Gladys Lorraine Shields. Sisters Betty Jo and Norma Gail Shields. Her brother Billy Ray Shields. Son Douglas Edwin Laffoon and Daughter in-law Nancy Ann Laffoon. She...
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Earl Robert Unruh

January 27, 1928 - June 6, 2017

Earl R. Unruh, age 89, of Kansas City, MO, passed away on June 6, 2017. Visitation at 9AM on Saturday, June 10, at Floral Hills Funeral Home with funeral at 10AM. Burial at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.Earl was preceded in death by his son Jeff, his parents, and 3 brothers.He is survived by his wife of 67 years Elva; sons Gary (Diana), Mike (Cindy), Gregg; 9 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren;...
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Inez Simpson

August 16, 1919 - June 5, 2017

Our beloved mother, Inez Simpson, left for heaven June 5, 2017, surrounded by family. Mom was 97 years young.Mom was born Aug. 16, 1919, in Sibley, MO, to Minnie Lee and Lewis Huntsucker and was raised with 7 brothers and 2 sisters.Mom and Dad married in Liberty, MO. They proudly celebrated 73 years of marriage before Dad left for heaven.She was a longtime employee at Lake City Ammunition Plant...
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Rodney Ritter

February 28, 1969 - June 4, 2017

Rodney Ritter, age 48, of Raytown, Missouri, went home to be with our Lord, June 4, 2017 after battling acute pancreatitis and complications at Unity Point Methodist Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa.Rodney was born February 28, 1969 and he is preceded in death by his wife Renee (Miller) Ritter.He is survived by his parents Diane (Allen) and Steven Ritter of Lapeer, Michigan; sons Christopher Ritter...
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Billy Dean JACKSON

November 25, 1933 - June 4, 2017

Billy D. JacksonNovember 25, 1933 - June 4, 2017 Billy D. Jackson died Sunday, June 4, 2017, at Foxwood Springs Care Center in Raymore, Missouri. Born November 25, 1933, Oregon County, MO, and raised in St. Louis.Bill was the son of the late Albert and Fydelia Jackson. He grew up in St. Louis, MO where he played baseball through High School, at William Jewell College in Liberty, MO and in the...
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Dan L. Lopez

November 12, 1945 - June 4, 2017

Danny Leroy Lopez, of Kansas City, Missouri, passed away at his home on June 4, 2017. He was born in Independence, Missouri, graduated from Wayne State University in Detroit, and served honorably in the United States Army. Dan will be remembered for his love of politics, history and travel. He made a career out of his passion for mission and modern-style art, pottery and furniture. Dan was...
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Annie Maud Huber

November 19, 1938 - June 4, 2017

Annie Maud Huber, age 78, of Raytown, MO, passed away on June 4, 2017. Family to hold services privately.Annie was preceded in death by her parents Nevelle “Fiddler” and Alice Humphreys.She is survived by her children Steve Hayes, Jeff Hayes, and Leah Chaney (James Rider); grandchildren Jacob Chaney, Nash Chaney, Austin Hayes, and Cameron Chaney; great grandchildren Gracelynn Chaney...
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Rodney Ritter

February 28, 1969 - June 4, 2017

Rodney Ritter, age 48, of Raytown, Missouri, went home to be with our Lord, June 4, 2017 after battling acute pancreatitis and complications at Unity Point Methodist Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa.Rodney was born February 28, 1969 and he is preceded in death by his wife Renee (Miller) Ritter.He is survived by his parents Diane (Allen) and Steven Ritter of Lapeer, Michigan; sons Christopher Ritter...
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Charles C. Harter

November 20, 1945 - June 4, 2017

Charles Harter, 71, passed away June 4, 2017.Visitation will be 1:00-3:00pm, Thursday, June 15, 2017, at Floral Hills. Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer’s Sons Floral Hills Funeral Home, 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd., KCMO, (816) 353-1218.
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William D. Grubb

November 24, 1935 - June 3, 2017

WILLIAM D GRUBB. 81 Died 6/03/17 Survived by Wife Vanita (V-je), son Michael and grandson Mikael. He was a Body Shop manager for 30 years. Visitation Thursday 06/08 at 1pm Service 06/08 2pm at Floral Hills 353-1218 Contributions KC Pet Project
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Nicholas J. Weinacht

July 28, 1933 - June 2, 2017

Nicholas J. Weinacht, 83, passed away June 2, 2017 at home with his loving wife at his side. Visitation will be held at Floral Hills Funeral Home on Thursday, June 8th at 9:00 am followed by funeral serviced at 10:00am. Nicholas was born July 28th, 1933 in Dell Rapids, S.D. to Mike and Catherine Weinacht. He worked for 32 years as a retail manager for Caldwells Shoe Company. He was an avid...
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W. Richard Lung

December 21, 1930 - June 1, 2017

W. Richard Lung, 86, passed away June 1, 2017.Funeral service will be 12:00pm, Saturday, June 10, 2017, at Floral Hills, with visitation beginning at 11am. Burial will follow.He leaves behind his loving wife of 40+ years, Virginia; and a large extended family.
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Margaret Lucille Steinert

July 27, 1923 - May 30, 2017

MARGARET STEINERTMargaret Steinert, age 93, of Raytown, MO, passed away on May 30, 2017. Visitation 5-7PM on Sunday, June 4, at Floral Hills Funeral Home. Funeral at 1:30PM on Monday at Blue Ridge Blvd United Methodist Church. Burial at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.Margaret was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years Marlon, 2 sisters, and 1 brother.She is survived by her children Jon...
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Juanita Frances Danner

August 24, 1924 - May 29, 2017

Juanita Frances Danner went peacefully to be with the Lord on May 29, 2017. Juanita was born August 24, 1924. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Danner. Juanita leaves behind 3 children, Ron (Debbie), Rita (Jared) and Gary (Terri), 10 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and 12 great-great grandchildren. Visitation will be Friday, June 2, 2017 from 9 am until service time at 10 am...
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Richard Arlen Jennings

November 17, 1935 - May 27, 2017

Richard Arlen Jennings, 81, of Kansas City, passed away comfortably on Saturday, May 27th, 2017. Visitation at 11AM on Saturday, June 17, at Floral Hills with memorial service at 12NOON.He was born on November 17, 1935 to Prentice Pryor and Opal Jennings. After Opal’s death in 1939, his stepmother, Sadie, and step-sister, Karolyn, entered his and his older brother, George’s lives. He...
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Deanna Jean Burke

August 26, 1963 - May 27, 2017

Deanna (Dee) Jean Burke age 53, of Raytown, Missouri, died Saturday may 27th, ,2017 at home. She was born August 26, 1963 at Phoenix, Arizona, the daughter of Clifford Dean Young and Betty Jean Kearney.She made her home in the Kansas City area and she worked at NKCH for 16 years in Central Services Dept where she was a Coordinators assistant. She loved her job. She loved going to the lake with...
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Cameron Tyler Rice

July 7, 1997 - May 26, 2017

Cameron Tyler Rice, 19 years old, passed away in Daytona Beach, Florida, from a motorcycle accident on May 26, 2017.Cameron was born July 7, 1997, in Kansas City, Mo. He graduated from Warsaw High School. He was a student at Wyotech University in Ormond Beach, Fl. This was his dream. He was majoring in Asian motorcycle repair. He loved fishing, riding his 4 wheeler and his motorcycle.Cameron is...
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Norma Lee Nodwell

October 26, 1925 - May 26, 2017

NORMA NODWELLNorma Lee (Rickart) Nodwell, 91, of Independence, MO, passed away Friday, May 26, 2017 at the Groves nursing home in Independence. She will be cremated, and there will not be a funeral or visitation.Norma was born October 26, 1925, in Minnieville, MO, to John and Ida Rickart. She was the 6th of 7 children. Her siblings were Frances Bryant, John Rickart, Bill Rickart, Grace Estes,...
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Richard Edward GARDNER

June 15, 1952 - May 25, 2017

Richard E.Gardner,64,passed away May 25,2017 following a brave battle with brain cancer.He is survived by his devoted wife of 39 years, Debbie, their loving daughter Jolynn Richelle Beltz, and grandson Ryder.He also is survived by his sister Sharon Greer, as well as many loving in laws, nephews and a niece. His most adoring friend was his canine"son" Eddie, who was never far from his...
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Lola Belle Bollin

May 31, 1919 - May 24, 2017

Lola Belle Bollin, 97, of Niceville, FL passed away May 24, 2017. Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. June 5, 2017, at the Floral Hills Chapel at 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd., Kansas City, Mo. with visitation 1 hour preceding the funeral service. Burial will follow, in the Floral Hills Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Shriners Hospital for Children.Lola Belle...
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Charles L. Shull

October 30, 1925 - May 24, 2017

Charles L. Shull, age 91, passed away on May 24, 2017. Charles was born October 30, 1925 in Luray, Kansas the son of Charles and Lola (Tabler) Shull. Charles married the love of his life, Gladys on August 31, 1949. To this union three children were born, Scott, John and Cindy. Charles was a pilot with the rank of Lt in the United States Army Air Corp. He was a Architect for 30 years. Charles was...
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Shirley M. Baggerly

May 24, 1924 - May 23, 2017

Shirley Mae Baggerly of Raytown, MO, passed away on May 23, 2017. Shirley was born May 24, 1924 the daughter of Charles Benjamin and Iva George Vermilyea. Shirley was preceded in death by her husband Clarence of 45 years, infant son, Charles Judson, and her sister, Maxine Schneider. She is survived by her daughter, LaNette K. Early, 2 stepdaughters, Carol Burlile and Darlene Khan, 2 nieces...
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Kenneth Leroy Locke

May 27, 1922 - May 22, 2017

KENNETH LOCKE died at the Veterans’ Home, Mt. Vernon, Missouri, on May 22, 2017. He passed quickly and peacefully after battling recurring pneumonia and other complications. Funeral services will be at 2:00 on June 5, 2017, at the Floral Hills Funeral Chapel, 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd, Raytown, Mo. Interment will be beside his wife of 63 years, Doris, who preceded him on Nov. 20, 2007.He...
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Beverly Jean Roberts

March 24, 1944 - May 21, 2017

Beverly Roberts, age 73, passed away May 21, 2017. She was preceded in death by her son, William Roberts. Graveside service will be 11:00am, Friday, June 9, 2017, at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the William Roberts Memorial Scholarship. Please mail checks to MU Law School Office of Advancement; Attn. Emily Moses, 205C Hulston Hall, Columbia, MO 65211...
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Charles Ronald McGranahan

October 4, 1934 - May 20, 2017

CHARLES RONALD “MAC” MCGRANAHANCharles Ronald “Mac” McGranahan, age 82, of Blue Springs, MO, passed away on May 20, 2017, after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s. Visitation at 11AM on Thursday, May 25, at Floral Hills Funeral Home with funeral at 12PM. Burial to follow at Floral Hills East, Lee’s Summit.He is survived by his wife of 27 years Nancy; daughters...
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Jean I. Loftus

August 29, 1923 - May 20, 2017

Jean Irish Loftus, 93, passed away peacefully on May 20, 2017, at Village House in Lee’s Summit, MO. She was born in Oak Park, IL on August 29, 1923, to Ernest and Irene (Routzahn) Irish. She met her future husband, Robert G. Loftus, on a blind date while studying at the University of Iowa. Robert was stationed in Iowa City as a cadet aviation officer in the United States Navy. They were...
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Jeri D. LAGRANT

June 7, 1960 - May 17, 2017

Jeri Denise LaGrant, 56, of Raytown Mo died on May 17th, 2017 at St. Luke's Hospice House from a massive stroke. A Celebration of her life will be held at D.W Newcomers Sons Floral Hills at 7000 Blue Ridge Blv. Raytown Mo 64133 at noon on June 7th, 2017. The family requests in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Cleaver YMCA Stroke Foundation. Ms. LaGrant was born June 7th 1960 in Los...
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Wilma Ard

January 18, 1923 - May 16, 2017

Wilma L. Ard, 94, passed away on May 16, 2017. Wilma was born January 18, 1923. She was raised in the Flint Hills of Kansas, daughter of Ernest and Leta Puckett. Her employment included work at an ammunition plant in her younger life, managing the office for the family glass business and working at K-Mart until retirement.She is survived by 5 children, 13 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren....
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Lavena Marie Crooks

November 4, 1929 - May 15, 2017

Lavena Marie Crooks was a prairie girl from Deora, Colorado, where her parents, Arthur & Reta Dockum, homesteaded and ranched.The fifth of eight children, Lavena was a "daddy's girl", always placing her left hand on her daddy's right arm as they ate their meals. The bond was special and deep, perhaps resulting from her traumatic illness as a baby. At 15 months of age, Lavena...
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Diana J. Allen

November 24, 1947 - May 14, 2017

Diana June Allen, 69, passed away May 14, 2017 at her home in Harrisonville, MO. She was born November 24, 1947 the daughter of John and Ethel “Maxine” Frances (Taylor) Reed. Diana retired after working 40 years for Zurich formally Universal Underwriters Insurance Company. She was preceded in death by her high school sweet heart and husband of 39 years, Richard Ray Allen on December...
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Wesley DeWayne Davis

January 30, 1939 - May 14, 2017

Wesley DeWayne Davis, 78, Blue Springs, Mo. passed away Sunday, May 14th, 2017. He was born, January 30th, 1939 at home in Maysville, Mo, the son of Wesley Malone and Sylvia Marie (Hunsucker) Davis. On June 16th, 1963 he married Patricia Kay Keller in King City, Mo.He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Romey Clayton Davis, and sister Cleta Mae Workman. Upon graduation from high school...
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Marcia Kaye Rhodes

February 5, 1947 - May 13, 2017

Marcia Kaye Rhodes, age 70, of Kansas City, MO, passed away on May 13, 2017. Memorial service at 2PM on Friday, May 26, at Floral Hills Funeral Home with visitation at 1:30PM. Burial to follow at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.Marcia was preceded in death by her parents, Lawrence L. Lewis and Allene R. Lewis, and her brother Rickman L. Lewis. She is survived by Roland B. Rhodes Jr. and her...
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Ralph L. Holiman

May 21, 1927 - May 13, 2017

Ralph L. Holiman, 89, passed away on Saturday, May 13, 2017. He was born on May 21, 1927 inGravelly, AR to Ethel and Cecil Holiman, the youngest of nine children. When he was 18 years old, heaccompanied a friend, who was planning to join the Army on a trip to Little Rock. When they arrived atthe recruitment site, a Marine Corps. Recruitment Officer approached them in line and not only did...
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Griffith L. PICKETT

October 8, 1925 - May 13, 2017

Griffith L. Pickett, 91, passed away peacefully on Saturday morning, May 13, 2017. He was born in Kansas City, KS and served in the US Navy during WWII.Griff was an owner, along with his brothers, of United Sign Corporation, where he worked for 55 years prior to his retirement.During his time at United Sign, Griff was shop superintendent, sheet metal worker and tube bender (glass blower). Griff...
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Burkholder Smalley

June 23, 1937 - May 11, 2017

BURKHOLDER SMALLEYBurk Smalley, age 79, of Kansas City, MO, passed away on May 11, 2017. Services have yet to be determined.
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Leroy C. Berger

September 29, 1925 - May 9, 2017

Leroy “Corky” Berger, age 91, of Macon, MO, passed away May 9, 2017. Visitation 6-8PM Monday, May 15 at Floral Hills Funeral Home. Graveside 9:45AM Tuesday at Leavenworth National Cemetery. Memorial visitation at 6PM with service at 7PM Thur., May 18, at Hutton & McElwain Funeral Home, Macon, MO. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made at www.PatriotPaws.org.Leroy was...
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Loren Laverne Watts

January 27, 1923 - May 9, 2017

Loren Laverne Watts passed away May 16, 2017 at the Veterans Home in Warrensburg, Missouri. He was born in Smith County Kansas January 17th, 1923 to John and Bertha Watts. Loren graduated from high school in 1942 and was inducted into the US Army in 1943. He landed on Omaha Beach and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. Loren received the Victory Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal and 2 Bronze Stars. ...
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LeRoy SHELBY

June 30, 1928 - May 8, 2017

Leroy Shelby, age 88 of Raymore, MO passed away Monday May 8th 2017. Visitation will be held from1-2pm on Saturday May 13th at Floral Hills Funeral Home, 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd, Kansas City MO. Masonic services beginning at 2pm with traditional service following. Leroy was born in 1928 in Ozark AR, to Millard and Bessie Shelby. His hobbies included gardening and flower arranging and spending time...
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