Floral Hills Funeral Home and Cemetery

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

Diana Staudenraus

January 8, 1947 - December 18, 2014

DIANA K. STAUDENRAUSDiana K. Staudenraus, 67, of KCMO passed away on December 18, 2014. Visitation will be Sunday December 21 at Floral Hills from 4-6pm. Services will be Monday December 22 at Floral Hills at 12pm with burial to follow. She is survived by her father, Weldon J. Beale; 2 children, Christopher J. Staudenraus and Angela M. Matney (Rand); 4 grandchildren, Randi, Cori, Oliver Matney,...
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Sally S. Larkin

June 21, 1938 - December 17, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Dorothea L. Meredith

May 30, 1921 - December 16, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Dorothea L. Meredith

May 30, 1921 - December 16, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Cemetery, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Joseph E. MONTEIL

February 2, 1946 - December 16, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Douglas E. Commino

July 1, 1934 - December 16, 2014

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Mary Ellen Scott

October 4, 1914 - December 15, 2014

MARY ELLEN MIZELL SCOTT-SCHLUETERMary Ellen Mizell Scott-Schlueter, 100, of Independence, passed away December 15, 2014. Private graveside service. Memorial service at a later date.
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Mary Sanders Nickell

September 23, 1926 - December 15, 2014

MARY S. NICKELLMary S. Nickell, 88, of Independence, MO, passed away peacefully at the Groves December 15, 2014. Funeral 12:30PM Friday, Dec. 19, at Floral Hills, with visitation at 12PM. Burial to follow at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 55 years, Clyde. She is survived by her sons Steve (Susan) and Russ (Geri); 5 grandchildren and 1 great...
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Dorothy M. Connole

November 22, 1910 - December 15, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Elsie L. Kempinger

December 26, 1925 - December 14, 2014

ELSIE LEE (SANDERS) KEMPINGERElsie Lee (Sanders) Kempinger, age 88, of Kansas City, MO passed into God's hands on December 14, 2014. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She loved to laugh, take road trips across the country, enjoy long visits over coffee, and listen to her many favorite songs. She would do anything for her family, giving her time, help, hugs,...
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James L. Trober

June 7, 1944 - December 11, 2014

JAMES L. TROBERJames L. Trober, 70 passed away December 11, 2014. James was born June 7, 1944 in Dell Arkansas, the son of R.B. Trober and Martha Davis. On March 1, 1971 James married Anna (Brown) Trober, they shared 36 years of marriage. She preceded him in death August 31, 2007. James worked and retired from Wonder Bread/Hostess Cake. Survivors include two daughters Stacey Aufner (Carl) and...
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Grover Hewlett

August 30, 1924 - December 10, 2014

GROVER HEWLETTGrover, age 90, passed away December 10, 2014. Funeral 2PM Monday, Dec. 15, with visitation at 1PM, at Floral Hills. Burial to follow at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.Grover was a World War II veteran. He served in the Navy as a signalman and was stationed on the U.S.S. Logic. He retired from the Illinois Central Gulf Railroad after serving 36 years as a train dispatcher. He leaves...
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David Shepard

February 13, 1964 - December 9, 2014

David Alan Shepard, Jr., was born February 13, 1964, to his loving parents, Judy and David, Sr. He joined sisters Cindy and Stephanie as the third child. Dave grew up in Kansas City, MO, and attended Hickman Mills schools from kindergarten on. In 1982 he graduated from Hickman Mills High School. He was close to his grandparents, Roy and Betty Kristianson, and Ben and Edna Shepard. We know they...
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Fern E. Harrison

November 6, 1931 - December 8, 2014

FERN ELLEN HARRISONFern Ellen Harrison died peacefully surrounded by family in Brookdale Senior Living Center on December 8, 2014 in Overland Park, KS. She was 83. Fern was born on November 6, 1931 in Shawnee, Oklahoma to her parents, Paul and Gladys Heichelbech. She trained to be a lab technician at Scott and White in Temple, TX. She married Bobby Harrison on November 26, 1952. They moved to...
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Jean S. Hartley

July 18, 1928 - December 8, 2014

JEAN ANN STAFFORD HARTLEYJean Hartley, 86, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loved ones on Monday, December 8, 2014. Jean was born in 1928 to Katherine (Rogers) and Robert Stafford II, in Kansas City, MO. Jean graduated from Central High School in 1945 and then attended Baker University and later became Province President of her chapter of Alpha Chi Omega. Jean married her high school...
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Imogene McKee

October 18, 1928 - December 8, 2014

IMOGENE MCKEEImogene McKee, 86, went home to be with Jesus on December 8, 2014. She died surrounded by her family in her home in Raytown, MO. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ray and Jewell (Martin) McCroskey and her loving husband of 59 years, Wayne Glen McKee. She is survived by her twin daughters, Susan and Sondra McKee, of the home. Visitation will be held at D.W. Newcomer's ...
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Raymond Gustaf Erickson

June 1, 1928 - December 6, 2014

Raymond Gustaf EricksonBorn June 1, 1928 in Salina, Kansas. He began fighting liver cancer in August of this year. He lost the battle and made his transition December 6, 2014, at his home in Raytown, Missouri. He was 86 years of age. He leaves his wife of 63 years, Joan, and five children: Cathy Boney and children Matthew, Melanie, Seth, and Alex; Connie (Steve) Lee and children Kristopher,...
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Mary Elizabeth Stehwien

November 26, 1967 - December 6, 2014

MARY “BETH” STEHWIENMary Elizabeth Stehwien, “Beth”, 47, of Holden, MO, passed away December 6, 2014. Funeral to be held at 12PM on Wednesday, Dec. 10, at Floral Hills Funeral Home, with visitation Tuesday 6-8PM. Burial at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. Donations in memory of Beth may be made to the music department of the Holden R-3 School District.She is survived by her...
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Sandra Marie Botello

August 22, 1947 - December 6, 2014

SANDRA MARIE BOTELLOSandra Marie Torres Botello,67, of KCMO, died Saturday, December 6, 2014 at Vitas Hospice. Visitation will be Friday, December 12 from 6pm – 8pm with rosary at 7:45pm at Floral Hills. Funeral Services at St. John Francis Regis at 11:30am on Saturday, December 13, 2014. She graduated from Redemptorist High School 1965 and was crowned Queen of the Sweetheart Dance. As a...
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Margaret Finney

January 16, 1937 - December 5, 2014

Margaret Ann (Maggie) Finney, daughter of Kenneth and Mary Duker of Brookfield, MO died December 5, 2014, at her home.Maggie was born January 16, 1937 in Brookfield, MO. She married Ronald (Ron) Finney August 24, 1957.Maggie attended the University of MO, Columbia, where she received her degree in Child Development while also pursuing a degree in journalism. She taught at two pre-schools before...
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Clyde D. Hood

March 9, 1923 - December 4, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Evelyn L. Smith

November 9, 1921 - December 3, 2014

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Hamilton Youel Smith

January 23, 1929 - December 2, 2014

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Maxine W. NOLT

November 7, 1915 - December 2, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Opal Irene Purcell

September 3, 1920 - November 30, 2014

OPAL IRENE PURCELLOpal Irene Purcell passed away, 94, on November 30, 2014. Mrs. Purcell was born in 1920 in Olathe, KS, to Frank and Daisy Hulett Barrett. Her mother died when she was five, and Mrs. Purcell was raised by her single father who was a caretaker for the Olathe cemetery. She met her future husband at Olathe High School and married Lloyd L. Purcell in 1940. The couple made their home...
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David Pieratt

November 27, 1943 - November 29, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Lorraine W. Leftridge

August 8, 1922 - November 29, 2014

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Thomas C. Jones

July 21, 1923 - November 28, 2014

THOMAS C. JONES JR.Thomas C. Jones Jr., 91, of KCMO passed away Nov. 28, 2014. Visitation Wed. 11am at Floral Hills, service 12pm, burial following. Survived by his wife of 66 years, Shirley Jones; brother, Norman (Carol) Jones; children, Patty (Ron) Bowen and Mark (Cheryl) Jones; grandchildren, Kacie, Michael, Jennifer (Quaid), Stephen; great grandchild, Emily; and nieces and nephews. He served...
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Guy V. Brantley

April 7, 1936 - November 28, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Polly Nan Arth

August 8, 1929 - November 27, 2014

POLLY NAN ARTHPolly Nan Arth,85, of Kansas City , passed away at home on Thursday, November 27th from pulmonary fibrosis, with family at her bedside. Polly worked at AT&T where she met her husband of 60 years, Firman Arth. Polly enjoyed jewelry, going to the beauty shop weekly for 40 years and spending quality time with her children, especially at their sporting events.She is survived by...
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Doris Jean Lyon

April 18, 1927 - November 26, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Phyllis J. Fermyn

January 7, 1940 - November 25, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Robert C. Cody

January 17, 1921 - November 25, 2014

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Jewell L. Tribble

September 1, 1926 - November 25, 2014

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Pauline B. Decker

December 13, 1924 - November 24, 2014

PAULINE BELLE “VANSELL” DECKERPauline Belle “Vansell” Decker, 89, of Holden, MO passed away on November 24, 2014. Pauline was born on December 13, 1924 to Charles H. and Gertie “Ashley” Vansell. She was 1 of 7 children. She was raised in Sedalia, MO and graduated from Smith Cotton High School. She married Leo Ray Decker on November 29, 1943 and moved to KCMO,...
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Charles A. Baker

April 8, 1926 - November 23, 2014

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Barry Jon Morris

August 31, 1959 - November 22, 2014

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Retha L. Hannah

April 7, 1921 - November 22, 2014

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Clyde Edward McIntyre

September 4, 1938 - November 21, 2014

CLYDE E. MCINTYREClyde E. McIntyre, 76, of Kearney, MO, passed away on November 21, 2014. Memorial service 12PM Thursday Dec. 4 in the chapel, followed by graveside at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.
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Florence M. Tate

February 10, 1922 - November 20, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Decius Randal Sanders

October 30, 1927 - November 20, 2014

DECIUS R. SANDERSDecius R. Sanders, 87, passed away November 20, 2014, after a short bout with cancer. His loving children were at his bedside at the time of his death. Visitation will be 6-8 pm, Monday, November 24, 2014, at Floral Hills. Private family burial. Decius was affectionately known as “Pete” by his family, and was known to his coworkers at Armco Steel as “Sandy&rdquo...
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Olin Ray Gaines

December 6, 1948 - November 19, 2014

Olin Ray Gaines, 65, passed away November 19, 2014. Visitation will be from 1 – 2 PM Tuesday, November 23, 2014 at Floral Hills Funeral Home with funeral services starting at 2 PM. Burial will be in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. Olin was a lifelong area resident. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War serving with the Screaming Eagles 101st Airborne. Olin worked as a groundskeeper for...
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M. Elaine KENNEY

November 10, 1917 - November 19, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Kimberly Lynn Watson

October 29, 1963 - November 16, 2014

KIMBERLY LYNN WATSONKimberly Lynn (Heard) Watson, 51, of Lawson, formerly of Hickman Mills, MO, passed away on November 16, 2014. Memorial service 12PM Friday, Nov. 21, at Floral Hills Funeral Home, with visitation at 11AM. Entombment at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.Kim was born Oct. 29, 1963 in Kansas City, MO. She was married to C. Don Watson for 25 years. She worked at Ferrel Gas &...
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Mary F. Morris

January 30, 1927 - November 15, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Cemetery, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Mary Frances Morris

January 30, 1927 - November 15, 2014

MARY FRANCES MORRISFrances Morris, 87, of KCMO passed away on November 15, 2014. Frances was born January 30, 1927 in Louisiana, MO. She met her husband, Joe in Hannibal playing Bingo. Frances enjoyed traveling and family. Preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Joe Morris; daughter, Pat Berry; and great granddaughter, Madison Nicole Hall. Survived by daughter, Cathryn (Don) Christeson of...
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Cleona J. Carleton

September 2, 1927 - November 14, 2014

Cleona J. Carleton, 87, went to heaven on November 14, 2014 at the Kansas City Hospice House. Cleona was born September 2, 1927, the daughter of Ralph and Freda Hickman. Cleona was born September 2, 1927, in Kansas City, Missouri. She retired from Western Electric as an inspector after 20 years of service. She was an active member in the Telephone Pioneers. After retiring, she worked in the...
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William Friederichs

December 29, 1954 - November 13, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Thomas Russell Lynch

January 3, 1927 - November 12, 2014

THOMAS RUSSELL LYNCHThomas Russell Lynch, 87, of Kansas City, MO, passed away November 12, 2014. Graveside service will be 2:00pm Friday, November 21, 2014, at Mount Olivet Cemetery, 7601 Blue Ridge Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64138. Tom was born January 30, 1927, in Kansas City, to Frank and Ruth Lynch. He graduated from Northeast High School before enlisting in the United States Armed Forces. After...
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Irene Gunter

July 19, 1923 - November 12, 2014

IRENE E. GUNTERIrene Gunter, 91 of Blue Springs, MO passed away November 12, 2014. Irene was born July 19, 1923. No services are planned. Condolences may be left at www.floralhillsfuneralhome.com.Arr. D.W. Newcomer’s Sons Floral Hills Funeral Home, 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd., KCMO, (816) 353-1218.
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Kathryn A. Gordon

May 21, 1922 - November 12, 2014

KATHRYN ADELE GORDONKathryn Adele Gordon, 92, of Raymore, MO passed away on Nov. 12, 2014. Graveside services will be Nov. 15 at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens at 2pm. She was married to Marvin A. Gordon on Feb. 24, 1942. They were married for 58 years until his death on Sept. 16, 2000. She is survived by daughter, Judith (Jack) Vaughan, son, Thomas A. Gordon; 3 grandsons; and 7 great...
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Gilbert Arthur White

January 17, 1930 - November 11, 2014

GILBERT A. WHITEGilbert A. White, 84, of KCMO passed away on November 11, 2014. Visitation will be November 17 at Floral Hills from 9-10am, service at 10am, and burial to follow. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Garna; children, and grandchildren. Gilbert served in the Marine Corps from 1948-1952 during the Korean War.
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Jeremiah PETERSON

November 5, 1941 - November 10, 2014

Jeremiah Peterson, 73, KC, MO died November 12, 2014.He leaves to mourn his loss, his wife Bettie Peterson, 1 daughter Kimberly Peterson, 3 sons, Jerry D. Peterson, Brian Peterson (Kimberly), and Craig Peterson, 3 grandchildren, Kimisha Peterson, Jasmine Peterson, and Devin Powell, 1 brother, Edward Peterson (Annie Ruth) and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. Condolences may be left at www...
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Gary Oliver Manning

November 30, 1941 - November 10, 2014

GARY OLIVER MANNINGGary Oliver Manning, 72, of Kansas City, MO, passed away on Monday, November 10, 2014. Funeral to be held at 12PM on Saturday, Nov. 15, at Floral Hills Funeral Home, with visitation at 11AM. Burial will be at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made to Ascension Lutheran Church.He was born November 30, 1941, in Gallatin, MO, to Frank & Opal Mae Manning.Gary...
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Christopher Thomas ZUMALT

November 25, 1971 - November 9, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Ciara Marie WEBB

April 3, 1998 - November 7, 2014

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Mary Anne Dietz

October 25, 1918 - November 7, 2014

Mary Anne Riley Dickey Dietz, 96, passed away on November 7, 2014. She is preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Alice Riley, husbands Clyde Dickey and Gerald Dietz, Brother and sisters, Fred Riley, Joan Huff, and Dolores Cox, two sons Jonathan and Dennis and three grandsons. She is survived by her children, Judy (David) Adams, Janet Swanson, Jerome (Jerolyn) Dickey, Julie (Mike) Kahmann,...
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Ethel Cline

September 25, 1914 - November 7, 2014

ETHEL (VAN RYCKEGHEM) CLINEEthel (Van Ryckeghem) Cline, 100, of North Kansas City, MO passed away peacefully on November 7, 2014 at Northcare Hospice. She is preceded in death by her 1st husband, Maurice Van Ryckeghem; 2nd husband, Albert Cline; and son, Frank Van Ryckeghem. She is survived by her son, William Van Ryckeghem (Mitch); daughter, Margaret Smith (Ron); daughter in law, Catherine Van...
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Betty June Jackson

May 8, 1930 - November 4, 2014

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Naomi Cheek

October 26, 1922 - November 4, 2014

Naomi Cheek, 92, Excelsior Springs, MO passed away November 4, 2014. Naomi was born October 26, 1922 the daughter of Luther and Rosa Foster. Naomi married James Cheek on November 9, 1945. He passed away September 1989. In addition to her husband, James she is preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Ruth Joines; a son, Donald Cheek and a granddaughter, Nichole Smith. Survivors include two...
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Louis H. Slater

October 11, 1930 - November 4, 2014

LOUIS “LOU” HENRY SLATERLouis Henry Slater, 84, passed away November 4, 2014, at Laurie Care Center. Louis was born on October 11, 1930, in New Cambria, MO, to Ivor and Neva Slater. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He retired from Allied Signal, now Honeywell, after 31 years. From his union with Mary Ann King, a son William Slater was born. He passed...
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Joe A. Webber

May 8, 1947 - November 4, 2014

Joe Webber, 67, loving husband to Connie passed away on November 4, 2014. Joe was born May 8, 1947 in St. Joseph, MO the son of Donald and Cleta (Wills) Webber. In 1968 Joe married Connie (Brehm) they shared almost 46 years of marriage together. Joe was the Captain of the Jackson County Jail for 18 years and later worked 18 years for Foley-Belsaw as an instructor and in sales. In addition to his...
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Leona M. Mark

January 4, 1924 - October 31, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Cemetery, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Charles Junior Perrill

July 10, 1925 - October 31, 2014

CHARLES J. PERRILLCharles J. Perrill, 89, of Warsaw, MO passed away on October 31, 2014. Visitation will be Wednesday November 5 at Floral Hills from 11-12pm, service at 12pm, and burial to follow. Charles is survived by his wife of 66 years, Helen; sons, Danny and Dale; and 2 grandchildren, Colby and Deidra. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Charles’ memory to St. Luke&rsquo...
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Leona M. Mark

January 4, 1924 - October 31, 2014

Leona Hollenbeck Mark, 90, of Pembroke Pines, Fl. passed away on October 31st, 2014. She was born and raised in Kansas City, MO, and moved to Miami, FL in 1965. She is predeceased by: husband Melvin Mark, sisters Lova Gould, Ernestine "Tina" Bendert, and Barbara Rudolph, nephews Ernest "Ernie" Akers and Brent "Buzzy" Rudolph, and niece Rita Flathers. Leona is...
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Gene R. Mehaffey

March 15, 1924 - October 28, 2014

GENE ROLAND MEHAFFEYGene Roland Mehaffey, 90, of KCMO passed away on October 28, 2014. Visitation will be Friday October 31 at Floral Hills from 2-4pm. Graveside services will be Saturday November 1, 12pm at Oak Hill Cemetery in Butler, MO.
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Lois Marie Bryant

March 5, 1933 - October 27, 2014

LOIS M. BRYANTLois M. Bryant, 81, of Independence, MO passed away on October 27, 2014. Graveside services will be Monday November 10 at 11am at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens in KCMO.
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John E. Neal

August 27, 1923 - October 27, 2014

JOHN E. NEALJohn E. Neal, 91, passed away October 27, 2014 at the Kansas City Hospice House. John was born August 27, 1923 in Warsaw, MO and grew up in Excelsior Springs, MO. He graduated from Excelsior Springs High School in 1941 and attended Business College in Kansas City, MO. He also attended Kansas University and was a member of Delta Chi Fraternity. He served in the U.S. Army from 1943-1946...
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Genevieve Ann Davis

March 17, 1923 - October 26, 2014

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Luella Ilene Spielbusch

December 19, 1946 - October 26, 2014

LUELLA I. SPIELBUSCHLuella I. Spielbusch, 67, of Independence, MO, passed away peacefully Oct. 26, 2014 with husband & children by her side. Graveside at 2PM on Thursday, Oct. 30, at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, visitation at 1PM in the chapel.Luella is survived by her husband of 48 years David, children Sherri L. Smith, Duane R. Spielbusch, Patrick D. Spielbusch; 4 grandchildren and 4...
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Betty Jean Martin

October 11, 1924 - October 26, 2014

BETTY JEAN MARTINBetty Jean Martin, 90, born Oct. 11, 1924, passed away Oct. 26, 2014. Funeral services will be 10AM on Thursday, Oct. 30, at Floral Hills, visitation at 9AM. Burial to follow at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Wayside Waifs or Holy Family Parish.She was born to Arthur & Magdaline Kramer. She was preceded in death by her...
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Phyllis J. Kee

October 30, 1957 - October 25, 2014

PHYLLIS J. KEEPhyllis J. Kee, 56, of Independence, MO, passed away October 25, 2014. Funeral at 10AM on Wednesday, Oct. 29, at Blue Ridge Trinity Lutheran Church. Visitation 6-8PM Tuesday, Oct. 28, at Floral Hills. Burial to follow at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.Phyllis was preceded in death by her father, Wesley. She is survived by her mother Mary Kee; sisters Chris Gannan & Carla Harris;...
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Mary Lee Robinson

April 18, 1925 - October 25, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Kathleen Hulett

March 22, 1929 - October 24, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Cemetery, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Harold F. Bliss

March 21, 1924 - October 24, 2014

Harold F. Bliss, 90, passed away October 24, 2014. Harold was born March 21, 1924 in Kansas City, MO the son of Lloyd and Pearl Bliss. On March 2, 1947, Harold married the love of his life, Iola Bliss. She preceded him in death. He was a Master Mason and belonged to the Independence Lodge #76 A.M. & F.M. Harold was a Union Carpenter and for over 50 years and belonged to Local #1329. He was...
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Jean K. Trotta

February 16, 1927 - October 24, 2014

Jean K. Trotta, 87 of Odessa, MO, passed away on October 24, 2014 surrounded by her family.Jean was born in St. Louis, MO in 1927 to Floyd and Dorothy Lawrence. She married Frank A. Trotta in 1944 and enjoyed 40 years of marriage until Frank’s death in 1984.Jean was an avid seamstress and enjoyed dancing and cooking. Her true passion was her family and she loved large gatherings with lots...
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Justin Lee DUNHAM

January 29, 1980 - October 22, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Leona Rae Arthur

October 8, 1933 - October 22, 2014

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Francis L. Tye

November 29, 1925 - October 22, 2014

FRANCIS L. TYE “Tye Died”Francis L. Tye passed away Wednesday October 22, 2014. He was born in Erie County Kansas on November 29, 1925 to Ray and Anna (Strasser) Tye. He graduated from Girard High School in Girard, Kansas in 1944 and entered the U.S. Navy. After his discharge, he joined the Kansas City Missouri Police Department in 1951. He served 25 years on the Department...
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John M. Hawkins

August 25, 1938 - October 20, 2014

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Frank Michael O'Bara

November 14, 1950 - October 20, 2014

FRANK MICHAEL O’BARAFrank Michael O’Bara, 63, passed away October 20, 2014. Funeral service will be 10:00am, Friday, October 24, 2014, at Floral Hills. Burial will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8pm, Thursday, at Floral Hills. A lifelong resident, Frank was a graduate of Northeast High School. He had a long career in the auto body industry. He was preceded in...
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Gerald Foy Wells

February 26, 1931 - October 18, 2014

GERALD F. WELLSGerald “Jerry” Wells, 83, of Overland Park, KS, passed away October 18, 2014, at St. Luke’s South Hospital. Funeral 2PM Thursday, Oct. 23, at Floral Hills, visitation 1PM. Burial at Floral Hills.Jerry was born Feb. 26, 1931, in Tulsa, OK, to Joe R. & Sue (Houchin) Wells. He graduated from Central High School in 1948 and began his career as a Glazier. He was a...
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Virginia F. Davidson

September 24, 1919 - October 16, 2014

Virginia F. Davidson, 95, passed away October, 16, 2014. She was born on September 24, 1919. She was the beloved wife of Robert Davidson married 74 years. Virginia was a Texas native transplanted to Kansas City in 1942 and was a member of Evangel Temple. Virginia worked building Glider aircraft during WWII and retired after 25 years for Western Electric. Virginia enjoyed fishing, gardening,...
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David W. Stone

February 16, 1936 - October 15, 2014

David W. Stone, 78, Lee’s Summit, MO, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family, on October 15, 2014. He was born on February 16, 1936, in Alden, KS, the son of George and Nina Stone. He attended high school in Otis, KS, where he was a star athlete. There he met Mary Ann Kerbs, who was, as he said just last week, “the prettiest girl in the school.” They were married on...
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Warren Edward Reed

November 24, 1915 - October 14, 2014

WARREN E. REEDWarren E. Reed passed away peacefully October 14, 2014 at age 98.Warren E. Reed, the first born of three sons, was born to Lashley and Alice (Weller) Reed in Moniteau County, MO, on November 24, 1915. He received his elementary education in California, MO. He farmed with his father and became intrigued by and a collector of the Indian artifacts that he found plowing the fields.He...
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Mabel Dolores Hanson

August 7, 1929 - October 13, 2014

DOLORES HANSONDolores Hanson, 85, passed away October 13, 2014. Funeral service will be 12 Noon, Friday, October 17, 2014 at Woods Chapel United Methodist Church, Raytown Campus, 5413 Blue Ridge Cutoff, Raytown, MO 64133. Visitations will be held Thursday evening, October 16, 5-7pm, at Floral Hills, and also Friday morning beginning at 11am at the church. She was born to George and Ethel Sweezy...
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Virginia Elnora Hawkins

September 26, 1919 - October 13, 2014

VIRGINIA E. HAWKINSVirginia E. Hawkins, 95, of Overland Park, KS passed away on October 13, 2014. Graveside services will be Thursday October 16 at Mount Moriah Cemetery at 12pm. She is preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Hawkins. She is survived by her son, Richard Hawkins; nephew, Kurt Young; granddaughters, Kelly Eggimann and Sandra Hawkins-Heitt; 6 great grandchildren; and 2 great-great...
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Mary Ann Bellis

April 20, 1930 - October 12, 2014

MARY ANN BELLISMary Ann Bellis, age 84, of Independence, MO, passed away October 12, 2014. Memorial service 6:30PM Friday, October 17, at Floral Hills. Burial at 10AM Saturday at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.Mary Ann was born April 20, 1930 in Chanute, KS, to Oliver & Bertha Duvall. She married E. Glen Bellis November 1, 1946.Mary Ann was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, 2...
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Leona F. Negus

March 6, 1928 - October 11, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Cemetery, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Greg Mark BOYD

December 13, 1949 - October 11, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Leona F. Negus

March 6, 1928 - October 11, 2014

Leona F. Negus, 86, passed away October 11, 2014 at the Cameron Nursing and Rehab. She was born March 6, 1928 in Kansas City, MO. She is survived by a daughter, Barbara Negus, a grandson, Vince Negus (Linda) and three granddaughters, Megan, Victoria and Alyssa Negus. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Calvin, nine siblings and one son, Dennis Negus. Visitation will be...
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Wilma Jean Caldwell

May 3, 1933 - October 9, 2014

Wilma J. Caldwell, 81, passed away October 9, 2014 at North Kansas City Hospital. She was born in Collins, Missouri. Wilma loved to bake, she loved her family and the Lord. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Bruce Caldwell. She is survived by two children, Debbie Wilson and Barbara Haddock (Ken); two brothers, Hersel Spoor (Betty) and Russell Spoor (Mary); three sisters, Margie Barger,...
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Saul Hernandez

September 16, 1947 - October 9, 2014

SAUL HERNANDEZSaul Hernandez, 67, of KCMO passed away on October 9, 2014. Visitation will be Sunday October 12 at Floral Hills from 4-6pm. The funeral mass will be at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church on Monday October 13 at 12pm with burial to follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Saul is survived by his wife of 39 years, Ruby Hernandez; 3 sons, Tony, Brian, and Jeremy; 6 grandchildren; 3 great...
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Betty J. Martin

December 1, 1918 - October 8, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Linda Thomas

October 20, 1945 - October 7, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Irene M. Cain

November 13, 1924 - October 7, 2014

IRENE M. KLOIBER CAINIrene Marie Kloiber (Nani) Cain, 89, of Independence, MO passed away on October 7, 2014. Irene was born on November 13, 1924 in Kansas City, KS to Anthony and Hazel Kloiber. She had 4 siblings, William, James, Frank, and Hazel. She married her husband James R. Cain on May 2, 1942 in KCMO. She is preceded in death by her husband, James; mother; and siblings. She is survived by...
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Norman D. Hess

August 19, 1928 - October 7, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Ralph Daniel Stine

September 25, 1918 - October 6, 2014

Ralph Daniel StineRalph Daniel Stine was born September 25th 1918 in Glen Rock, Pennsylvania. The oldest of 8 children of Jacob Daniel Stine and Emma Catherine (Hershey) Stine. He lived in Glen Rock until joining the Army in July of 1942. He served during WW II and was honorably discharged in February 1946.Ralph married Norma (Cecil) Langford in 1947. They lived in Kansas City, Missouri where...
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Virginia Faye Hellman

September 12, 1925 - October 6, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Rinda Linn Dibble

January 23, 1955 - October 5, 2014

RINDA LINN SIELEMAN DIBBLE Rinda fulfilled her earthly journey on Oct. 5, 2014 passing into the waiting embrace of her Lord Savior and her twin sister, Linda Lee. Graveside to be held 2PM Monday, Oct. 13, at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.The twin daughters were born Jan. 23, 1955 in Butler, MO to parents, Forrest and Dixie Lee (Breckenridge) Sieleman of Rich Hill, MO. Her twin sister, Linda,...
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