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Choosing a funeral home or cemetery can be an overwhelming decision, especially at an emotional time. That's why it is important to know that there really is a difference. Floral Hills Cemetery was founded in 1929, and the funeral home was added in 1954, making Floral Hills Funeral Home and Cemetery the first funeral home/cemetery combination facility in Kansas City. This means families have the added convenience of making all arrangements from one beautiful location. Today, the staff continues to provide families with quality, compassionate care.

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

Richard Neal 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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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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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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Dorthea A. Lauritzen

October 24, 1927 - May 7, 2017

Dorthea A. Lauritzen, 89, passed away May 7. Dorthea was born October 24, 1927, in Bensonville, Illinois. Shortly afterwards her family moved to Des Plaines, Illinois, where she graduated from Maine Township High School, married Walter Lauritzen and in 1964 relocated to Raytown with her family. Dorthea loved entertaining her friends and family, always paying attention to the little details that...
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Weldon Joseph Beale

October 27, 1921 - May 7, 2017

WELDON J. BEALEWeldon Joseph Beale, age 95, of Kansas City, MO, passed away on May 7, 2017. Visitation at 1PM on Thur., May 11, at Floral Hills Funeral Home with funeral at 2PM. Burial at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.Weldon was born in New Cambria, MO, on Oct. 27, 1921. He served in the Army Air Corp during World War II, stationed in the South Pacific. He worked for the gas service company for...
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Myrtle Arbuckle

April 4, 1920 - May 4, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Shirley Anna Merrick

December 25, 1936 - May 2, 2017

Shirley Anna Merrick, age 80, passed away May 2, 2017 surrounded by her family at home. Visitation will be at Floral Hills Funeral Home on Monday, May 8 at 1:00 pm followed by funeral services at 2:00 pm. Shirley was born December 25, 1936 in Miller County, MO. Her parents, Melvin and Dora Bell Huffman loved her greatly. She was an incredible baker and loved every second spent in the garden...
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Dallas DuRossette

December 14, 1941 - May 2, 2017

Dallas DuRossette passed away May 2, 2017 at home. He was born on December 14, 1941 to Harold and Connie DuRossette. Dallas was an Army Veteran and a Teamster truck driver by trade. He loved anything outdoors - hunting, fishing, camping but most of all he loved his wife. He is survived by his wife, Georgia Carol of the home, son Fred, daughters Leslie Richardson and Paula Peterson, stepdaughters...
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Virginia Ann Oliver

February 5, 1937 - April 30, 2017

VIRGINIA ANN OLIVERVirginia Oliver, age 80, peacefully passed away April 30, 2017.Memorial service will be 2:00pm, Saturday, May 20, 2017, at Floral Hills. Family will receive friends one hour prior to service. Burial will follow at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.Ginny enjoyed working for several years as a yoga instructor at Maple Woods Community College. She and her late husband, Carl, spent...
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Paul D. Zimmerman

July 4, 1952 - April 30, 2017

Paul Daniel Zimmerman, 64, passed away April 30, 2017. Danny was born July 4, 1952 the son of Wendell and Virginia Zimmerman. On June 21, 1997 Danny finally married Sally. Danny is survived by his wife Sally; 3 daughters, Julie Franswick (Britt); Jill Smith (Robert) and Carrie Putman (Kent); a son, Paul Daniel (Alecia); 2 brothers, Fred and Gearrison; 2 sisters, Wenda Sue and Virginia Gaye and 8...
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Clayton Lee Gray

April 29, 1937 - April 28, 2017

CLAYTON L. GRAY SR.Clayton L. Gray Sr., age 79, of Independence, MO, passed away April 28, 2017. Visitation 1PM Sat., May 6, Floral Hills with funeral 2PM. Burial at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.Clayton was preceded in death by his parents James and Dovie and son Clayton Jr.He is survived by his wife 60 years Jackie, son Allen (Susie), granddaughters Staci and Ashli, and great granddaughter...
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Billy George WILLIAMS

June 24, 1960 - April 27, 2017

Billy George Williams, Jr., 56, passed away April 27, 2017 surrounded by loved ones at St. Luke’s Hospice House of Kansas City. Visitation and Funeral Services will be held at First Christian Church of Blue Springs Missouri. The Visitation will be Tuesday May 2nd from 6:00pm – 8:00pm and the Funeral will be Wednesday May 3rd at 10:00am.Billy was born to Billy G. Williams Sr. and...
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Earl V. Nelson

October 25, 1932 - April 27, 2017

EARL VICTOR NELSONEarl Victor Nelson, age 84, of Overland Park, KS, passed away on April 27, 2017. Visitation 9AM Tuesday, May 2, at Floral Hills with funeral at 10AM. Burial at Maple Hill, KC KS.Earl was preceded in death by his parents, Ole and Marie (Gustafson) Nelson; A daughter, Beverly Vansant; and a granddaughter, Lindsay Vansant.He is survived by his children; Jerry Nelson, Gary (Julia)...
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Carolyn Sue Pogemiller

August 23, 1937 - April 27, 2017

CAROLYN SUE POGEMILLERCarolyn Sue Pogemiller, age 79, of Kansas City, MO, died on April 27, 2017. Services are to be held privately. Burial at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.Carolyn was born at home in Howell County, Missouri to Margaret Blanche Carty Andrews and Theodore Andrews on August 23, 1937. She grew up in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, attending the Raytown Consolidated School...
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Faye Grantham

March 21, 1929 - April 26, 2017

Faye A. Grantham passed away April 26, 2017. Visitation will be Saturday, May 6 at Floral Hills Funeral Home at 9:00am followed by funeral services at 10:00am. Fond memories and condolences for the family may be offered at www.floralhillsfuneralhome.com.
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Nicole A. Mueller

December 23, 1988 - April 26, 2017

Nicole Anna Renee Mueller passed away April 26th, 2017. Private family services will be held at a later date. . Fond memories and condolences for the family may be offered at www.floralhillsfuneralhome.com.
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Elmer William Curtis

December 7, 1927 - April 26, 2017

Elmer William Curtis passed peacefully the morning of April 26, 2017 to join the love of his life, his wife, Mickey.He was born December 7, 2017 in Kansas City and lived in Missouri throughout his life. He met and then married Mickey (Mildred H.) Nisser on September 16, 1949 and they began their journey to span 67 years. He retired from Armco Steel after 34 years of service in 1981 as General...
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Doris E. Knabe

November 18, 1926 - April 26, 2017

Doris E. Knabe, 90, passed away April 26, 2017. Doris was born November 18, 1926 in Kansas City; MO. Doris married William E. Knabe on March 30, 1943. He preceded her in death July 14, 1990. Blessed with 3 sons in 5 years, they liked to say “they grew up with their boys”. Doris and Bill moved to Raytown in 1959. They loved living in Raytown, spending time with their boys, wives and...
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Melba Joyce Williford

December 30, 1922 - April 25, 2017

MELBA JOYCE WILLIFORD Age 94 passed on April 25, 2017 Visitation at 1pm Service at 2PM at Floral Hills on May 2, 2017 Arr. by Floral Hills Funeral Home 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd. KCMO 816-353-1218
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Charlyne MONROE

November 27, 1913 - April 24, 2017

Homegoing CelebrationIn Loving & Precious Memory ofMrs. Charlyne MonroeSunrise: November 27, 1913 – Sunset: April 24, 2017 Life’s ReflectionMrs. Charlyne Monroe Charlyne Monroe was born November 27, 1913 in Kansas City, Missouri. She is the daughter of Nathan Moore of Harrisonville, MO and Lula McAfee of Topeka, KS. She is preceded in death by her parents, husbands, sisters,...
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Prentis Harold Wilder

November 6, 1963 - April 24, 2017

Prentis Wilder, age 53, of Independence, MO, passed away on April 24, 2017. Visitation 6-8PM on Friday, Apr. 28, at Floral Hills Funeral Home with funeral at 10AM on Saturday. Burial at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.Prentis was preceded in death by his parents Carlton and Mary.He is survived by his wife Ellen; children Skyler and Tyler Smith, Ryan and Shae Wilder; brothers Carl and Morgan;...
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Tabitha Louise Newbill

April 2, 1993 - April 22, 2017

Tabitha Louise Lamping Newbill, age 24, of Raytown, MO, passed away on April 22, 2017. Visitation 6-8PM on Monday, May 1, at the Praise Chapel, 3650 N 67th St, Kansas City, KS. Funeral at 11AM on Tuesday, also at Praise Chapel. Burial to follow at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.Memorial contributions may be made to the memorial fund for Tabitha Lamping Newbill on www.gofundme.com or the Praise...
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Melvin Hatley

August 9, 1929 - April 22, 2017

Melvin Hatley, 87, passed away at his residence, April 22, 2017. Graveside Service will be 1pm, Friday, April 28, 2017, at Floral Hills. Visitation will be 6-8pm, Thursday evening. Melvin was born in 1929, in Green County, Arkansas, to Aaron Manley and Myrtle Hatcher. He graduated from William Chrisman High School and joined the R.O.T.C. program, later enlisting in the Army during the Korean...
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Ken Bunhong Plang

February 1, 1932 - April 21, 2017

KEN BUNHONG PLANGKen Bunhong Plang (1932-2017). It is with great sadness and aching hearts we announce the passing of Ken Bunhong Plang, of Raytown, Missouri on Friday, April 21, 2017. Ken, 85 years old, was born on February 1, 1932 in Cambodia. In 1975, he and his family came to the United States in hopes for a better life. It was here in Raytown, Ken paved the way and created a life for his...
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Beverly C. Cookson

September 9, 1940 - April 20, 2017

Beverly Cookson, age 76, of Basehor, Kansas, passed away peacefully on Thursday April 20, 2017, surrounded by her family. She was born September 9, 1940. Beverly’s greatest joy in life was her family. She enjoyed cooking, family gatherings and quilting. She was preceded in death by her husband, Grant Cookson; her parents: Francis and Violet Smith; and two brothers: Wayne Smith and Robert ...
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Frances Ileen Oyler

July 22, 1919 - April 19, 2017

Frances “Ileen” Oyler, 97, was called home on April 19, 2017, at North Care Hospice House in North Kansas City, Missouri. Visitation at 9AM on Saturday, Apr. 22 at Floral Hills Funeral Home with funeral at 10AM. Burial at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.Ileen was born on July 22, 1919 to parents Lester Ray and Nellie Mae (Hawver) Kackley. She had two brothers and one sister. Ileen...
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Carol V. Mann

October 11, 1925 - April 19, 2017

Carol V. Mann passed away April 19th, 2017. Visitation will be held at Floral Hills Funeral Home on Saturday, April 22 at 11:00 am followed by funeral services at 12:00. Carol was born October 11, 1925 in Erie, MO to John and Fleta Favor. She moved to Kansas City at a young age and graduated from East High School in 1942. She then worked as a seamstress in the garment district until she was able...
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Frances P. Lowe

October 7, 1931 - April 19, 2017

Frances Lowe, age 85, went to be with her Lord April 19, 2017. Funeral service will be 2:30PM, Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Floral Hills. Visitation will begin at 1:00PM. Burial will follow. Frances was born September 7, 1931, in California, MO, to Leonard and Flossie Bilyeu. She retired from AARP. She was a lifelong member of First Baptist Raytown. She was preceded in death by her husband,...
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Alice Louise Taylor

January 10, 1934 - April 18, 2017

Alice Louise Taylor, 83, passed away April 18,2017. Louise was born in Kansas City, MO on January 10, 1934 to Joel and Mildred Land. She married Jack on June 21,l952.She is survived by her husband, Jack Taylor, children, Phile Taylor, Lou Ellen Resz (Howard), Linda Pierce (David), Ron Taylor, 11 grandchildren, and 17 great grandchildren.Visitation is at 1:00 and memorial service at 2:00 on...
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Diane Susan Boatwright

June 18, 1958 - April 18, 2017

Diane Susan Boatwright of Blue Springs, MO passed away on April 18th 2017 at age 58. Diane was born in Kansas City, MO on June 18th 1958 to George and Lily Lumpp. Diane was a lifetime member of the New Apostolic Church. She graduated from Hickman Mills High School in 1976. Diane lived many years of her life in Sebastian, FL before returning to MO where she passed away. Diane had a passion for...
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Phillip Allan Linck

March 3, 1946 - April 16, 2017

Phillip Allan Linck, age 71, passed away Sunday, April 16, 2017. Memorial service will be 2:00pm, Thursday, April 20, 2017, at Floral Hills. Family will receive friends one hour prior to service. Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Donna Linck; daughter, Rebecca Linck; son, Raymond Linck and his wife, Tammy; son, Robert Linck and his wife Lindsay; grandchildren: Megan, Brandon, Dakota and...
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James A. Mulkey

April 20, 1941 - April 15, 2017

James A. Mulkey III, age 75, of Lawrence, KS, passed away on April 15, 2017. Visitation 3-5PM on Friday, Apr. 21, at Floral Hills Funeral Home. Burial to be held privately at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.Jim was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years Faye Irene Mulkey and his son James Kevin Mulkey.He is survived by his daughter Cynthia Rae Walker (Richard) of Lawrence, KS, cousins Jo Ann...
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Dolores Jean Carl

December 10, 1939 - April 11, 2017

DOLORES JEAN CARL, First born of Virginia and Austin Carl, who predeceased her, Dolores was born on December 10, 1939 and returned Home on April 11, 2017. She graduated from Southwest High School in 1957; earned a BS in Nursing, graduating summa cum laude, from Missouri Valley College and as a Registered Nurse from St. Mary’s School of Nursing, in 1962. She worked as a RN in Kansas City...
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Dean Barlow

August 29, 1945 - April 9, 2017

Dean Barlow age 71 born August 29th 1945 passed away at home in Greenwood, MO from cancer on April 9th. Visitation will be held at 9AM Wed., Apr. 12, at Floral Hills with funeral at 10AM. Burial Thur. 2PM at Fontana Cemetery, Fontana, KS. He met his wife Betty (Rigdon) Barlow of almost 46 years while working at IMCO Container Company in 1970 and Married July 25th 1971. They have 2 sons Steven...
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Caleb John JEFFERSON

March 4, 1990 - April 9, 2017

Caleb John Jefferson, beloved son and brother, passed away April 9th, 2017 at Belton Regional Hospital. A celebration of Caleb’s life will be held at a later date. Caleb was a member of Tiger and Cub Scout Troop 210. He graduated from Belton High School in 2008. Caleb enjoyed all of the Marvel Universe superhero stories and was a huge fan of anime, attending Naka-Con several times. He also...
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Bryan Matthew Ross

August 16, 1968 - April 7, 2017

Bryan, 48, passed away on April 7, 2017. Bryan was born August 16, 1968 to Gary and Pat (Rider) Ross. He had limitations but was blessed with a huge smile and a unique (often mischievous) charm. He was blessed by many who provided positive support. Our thanks to all including Debbie Wood and Linda Warman of Sherwood Center, and Kathy Wynn and Latricia Buford of Open Options. He is survived by...
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Deborah Lynn Spickelmier

August 9, 1954 - April 6, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Ina Malone

January 24, 1933 - April 4, 2017

Ina May Malone, 84 of Pearland, TX, passed away April 4, 2017. Ina was born January 24, 1933 in Harrison County, MO. Ina Graduated High School in Chillicothe MO, in 1950, and Chillicothe Business College in 1951. She was a former member of National Association of Educational Secretaries. Ina was employed as a secretary for NML Insurance Co., (Mtg. & Loan Division), Midland Advertising, Brush...
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Anna Virginia Dimmel

September 20, 1927 - April 2, 2017

Virginia Dimmel, 89, of Olathe, Kansas passed away, April 2, 2017. Virginia was born September 20, 1927 to Dale and Helen Shrock in Oak Grove, MO. She lived most of her life in Independence, MO where she met and married her childhood sweetheart, Charles Dimmel. Virginia attended Christian College in Columbia MO where she sang and played piano on a University of Missouri radio show. She worked...
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James Douglas COX

October 9, 1921 - April 1, 2017

JAMES DOUGLAS COXJames Douglas Cox, 95, passed away on April 1, 2017.He was born in Harrisonville, Missouri on October 9, 1921.He married Dorothy Gray in 1944, and they had a daughter, Gloria.He was a World War II veteran and a Union Teamster retiree.He and Gloria showed horses all over Missouri and Kansas for 14 years.He loved animals and people, especially his son in law, Frank Hunsaker.He...
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David Gene FULLHART

January 4, 1932 - March 30, 2017

DAVID GENE FULLHARTDavid Gene Fullhart, 85, of Kansas City, MO, passed away March 30, 2017. Services will be 2:00pm, April 10, 2017, at Floral Hills Funeral Home with visitation before the service beginning at 1:00pm. Graveside services and burial will follow at Floral Hills Cemetery.He was born January 4, 1932 in Centerville, Iowa to Lawrence E and Chloe Letha (Davis) Fullhart. His family moved...
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Lillian Irene Zimmerman Moss

December 26, 1919 - March 30, 2017

Lillian Irene Zimmerman Moss, age 97, passed away Thursday, March 30, 2017, in Joplin, MO.She was born December 26, 1919, In Kansas City, MO, to Martin Christian Zimmerman and Sarah Alice Murphy Zimmerman. M. C., as he was referred to, had four children, one son Kermit and three daughters Dorothy, Marjorie, and RosaLee from a previous marriage. Alice had two daughters M. Edna Dowley and Mina...
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Marian Dennis

October 10, 1926 - March 29, 2017

Marian Dennis passed away March 29th at her home in Olathe, KS. Private family services will be held at a later date. Survivors include her son, Alfred Dennis, granddaughters Michelle (Kendric) Beachey and Alison (Jeremy) Farr, four great grandchildren, Gabriela, Delaney, Lucia, and Tyler, several nieces, nephews and extended family
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Bernard Jackleaf Vercoglio

April 1, 1931 - March 29, 2017

Jack Vercoglio died March 29, 2017. Memorial service at 2PM Monday, April 3, at Floral Hills Funeral Home. Interment at 11AM on Tuesday at Highland Park Cemetery, Pittsburg, KS.Jack was born April 1, 1931, in Pittsburg, KS. He served in the Air Force. He received his Bachelor’s degree from KU. He was an avid bridge player, skier, and tennis player, as well as a thoughtful and generous...
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Charles Richard DRACE

May 27, 1939 - March 29, 2017

Charles Richard Drace went home to be with his Savior on March 29, 2017. Richard was born, May 27, 1939 in Keytesville, MO to parents Alburn and Lucille Drace. Richard developed a love for music at a young age, playing trumpet and baritone horn in high school. He majored in Music Education at Truman State University and began teaching beginning strings in Mendon, MO.He met and married Connie...
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Nellie May Robinett Myers

December 12, 1921 - March 28, 2017

Nellie May Love Robinett Myers, age 95, passed away March 28, 2017, in Moberly, Missouri. Nellie will be laid to rest Monday April 3rd. Visitation will be held at 11:00 am at Floral Hills Funeral Home in Kansas City, Missouri, with service immediately following at 12PM. Graveside service will be at Floral Hills East Cemetery, Lee’s Summit, Missouri.A Memorial Service will also be held...
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John Crump

December 24, 1927 - March 28, 2017

John Hill Crump, 89, passed away March 28, 2017. John was born December 24, 1927 in Philadelphia, PA., to John Wesley and Elizabeth Smith Crump. His family moved to the Raytown area in 1937 where he went to Raytown High school. John excelled in golf, football, and track. He continued his love for sports in college. He graduated from CMSU. His father opened Crump’s in 1949 and is still...
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