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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

Alfred William Popp

August 6, 1940 - January 15, 2017

Alfred W. Popp, age 76, of Independence, MO, passed away on January 15, 2017. Visitation at 1PM on Thurs., Jan. 19, at Floral Hills Funeral Home, with funeral at 2PM. Burial at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.Alfred was preceded in death by his father Alfred Adam Herman Popp, mother Margaret Louise Sanders, son Mike Popp, 2 brothers, and 1 sister.He is survived by his children Kimberly Hallemeier ...
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Patricia F. Martin

December 29, 1925 - January 15, 2017

PATRICIA F. MARTIN, 91, of Kansas City, Mo passed away at Research Medical Center on Sunday, January 15, 2017. Patricia was a member of PEO for 72 years. She is survived by 3 children: Gene E. Martin (Rose), Gail E. Cummings, and Gerry E. Martin (Mercedes), 5 grandchildren, and 10 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 2:00 pm at Newcomer’s...
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Felipe Eduardo APARICIO

June 14, 1946 - January 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Richard Carl Hammar

July 12, 1962 - January 12, 2017

Richard C. (Rick) Hammar of Lee’s Summit, MO passed away at his home on Thursday, January 12 after a sudden heart attack. Rick was born on July 12, 1962 to Phil and Sharon (Kelley) Hammar in Kansas City, MO. He attended schools in Independence, MO, Mattoon and Crystal Lake, IL and graduated from Northern Iowa University in Cedar Falls, IA with a degree in Music Education. He taught...
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Robert E. Lee

June 10, 1930 - January 11, 2017

Robert Lee 86, of Kansas City, MO passed away January 11, 2017. Visitation will be from 1-2 pm, graveside service at 2:15, Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at Floral Hills Funeral Home. Robert was born in Topeka, KS and grew up in the Portland, OR area until he joined the Air Force after High School. After the Air Force he moved to KC, MO where he worked for over 30 years at the GM Leeds plant until...
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Leonard A. Harris

August 5, 1934 - January 11, 2017

Leonard Harris, 82, of Blue Springs, MO, passed away January 11, 2017. Visitation will be 6-8pm, Tuesday January 17, 2017. Funeral services will be 10am, Wednesday, January 18, 2017, at Floral Hills. Burial will follow at Floral Hills Cemetery. Leonard was born August 5, 1934, in Kansas City, MO. He was a lifetime Jackson County resident, attending Central High School in Kansas City, MO, and was...
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Ronald W. Lake

August 7, 1949 - January 10, 2017

Ronald William Lake, 67, passed away January 10, 2017.Ronald owned three Amoco service stations as well as a restaurant lounge. He also played music in local bands for most of his adult life.He was preceded in death by his wife, Dee Ann Lake, and his parents, Ruth Ann Lake and Billy Thomas Lake. Survivors include his children: Steve Lake of Raytown, Chris Lake of Lee's Summit, Shawn Klein of...
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Doris Crook

October 17, 1924 - January 9, 2017

Doris H. Crook, Age 92 passed away January 9, 2017 with her son and granddaughter by her side. Visitation will be at Floral Hills Funeral home, on Friday, January 13th from 1 – 2 PM with funeral services at 2:00. Burial will be at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.Doris loved to play cards with her grandchildren. She enjoyed playing bingo, doing crafts, and going to the casino. Doris worked for...
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Judy K. Hamblen

May 8, 1941 - January 8, 2017

Judy K. Hamblen, 75, passed away January 8, 2017. Judy was born May 8, 1941 in Kansas City, MO. She married Charles Hamblen on July 25, 1959. They shared 50 years of marriage together before his passing in 2009. She is survived by her son, Doug Hamblen; two daughters, Renee Reynolds and Tammy Earls; one grandson, Nick Reynolds and four great grandchildren and her lifelong friends, Ester Mays,...
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Bernice G. McCluhan

February 8, 1924 - January 8, 2017

Bernice Geneve McCluhan passed away peacefully January 8, 2017 at Wilshire at Lakewood, Lee's Summit, Mo where she was a resident for 4-1/2 years. She was born in Hale, Mo on February 8, 1924. She had 10 siblings. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Orville McCluhan Jr. and daughter, Judith Marie Walker. Also preceded in death were her mother and father as well as 9 of her...
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Kevin M. Schroder

June 9, 1965 - January 7, 2017

Kevin Schroder, 51, passed away January 7, 2017. He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce; and his father, Ed Schroder. Survivors include his mother, Beverly Schroder; brother and sister-in-law, Scott and Mara Schroder; nephew, Jared Schroder; and niece, Bailey Schroder; step sister, Tamra Ebert; and his canine companion, Rosie. Visitation times have changed due to the weather. Kevin's...
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Patricia A. Justice

March 14, 1952 - January 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Maxine Rinehart

March 17, 1929 - January 7, 2017

MAXINE RINEHARTMaxine Rinehart, 87, passed away January 7, 2017, in Springfield, Missouri. Visitation will begin at 9:00am, followed by funeral service at 10am, Wednesday, January 11, 2017, at Floral Hills Funeral Home, 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd., Kansas City MO, (816) 353-1218.
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Margaret Patricia Roberts

June 19, 1933 - January 7, 2017

Margaret “Pat” Roberts, 83, of Independence, passed away Jan. 7, 2017. Celebration of Life 1:30 Sat., Jan. 14, at KC Central Seventh Day Adventist Church, 14651 Peterson Rd, KCMO, with visitation from 2:30-4:00pm.Pat was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years Bob Roberts. She was a loving mom to 6 children and their spouses; a grandmother to 15 grandchildren, 17 great...
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Donald Keith Brink

July 24, 1928 - January 5, 2017

Donald K. Brink Sr., age 88, of Raytown, MO, passed away on January 5, 2017. Visitation at 1PM on Wed., Jan. 11, at Floral Hills Funeral Home, with memorial service at 2PM. Burial to be held privately at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.Don was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years JoAnn Brink, daughter Deborah Kay Hassell, son Donald Keith Brink Jr., grandson Aaron Michael Wright, and sister...
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Ermadean Dudziak

April 1, 1933 - January 5, 2017

Ermadean Dudziak, 83, passed away January 5, 2017 Visitation will be on Saturday, January 7, 2017 from 6 pm until service time at 7 pm at Floral Hills Funeral Home. Survivors include a son, Bob Balentine (Teri); a daughter, Linda Keller (Ralph); five grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Condolences may be left at www.floralhillsfuneralhome.com.Arr.: D.W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills...
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Freda H. OGILVIE

December 17, 1918 - January 4, 2017

Freda Hannah Strine Ogilvie passed away, Wednesday January 4th,2017, at the age of 98. She was born on December 17th ,1918 in the small town of Cameron, Missouri. She ended up moving to Kansas City with her family and that's where she happened to meet a certain persistent paperboy that eventually talked her into seeing a movie and six weeks later they were married and her mother insisted...
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Patricia Lewis

August 13, 1941 - January 2, 2017

Patricia Marie Lewis, 75, passed away at home on January 2, 2017. She was born August 13, 1941 at General Hospital in Kansas City Missouri to Joseph Lewis and Christine Leola Smith. Her parents; two sisters and three brothers, Roberta Belton, Christopher Lewis, Phillip Lewis and Joella Blount preceded her in death.Patricia attended Garrison Elementary and graduated from Emanuel High school in...
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Jackie Dale Eiserer

July 9, 1932 - January 2, 2017

Jackie Dale (Jack) Eiserer passed away peacefully on Monday, Jan 2, 2017, at the Veteran’s Home in Warrensburg, MO. Jack was born July 9, 1932, in Carrollton, MO, of parents Albert Herman and Millie Mae Eiserer. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Harold; and a daughter, Jennifer Selp. He is survived by his wife, Elaine Eiserer, of Raytown, MO; two sons: Steven and Michael...
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Cecile Womack Leggio

January 17, 1947 - January 2, 2017

Cecile W. Leggio, 69, passed away January 2, 2017 surrounded by family and friends. Cecile was born January 17, 1947 in Kansas City, MO the daughter of Eulon and Virginia Womack. Cecile is survived by her daughters; Paula Wyrick, Lindsey Leggio, Lisa Bates, and Nancy Leggio; sons, Bob, Mike, and John Leggio; several grandchildren and many dear friends. Cecile liked going to the zoo, especially...
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Michael Scott Gallup

July 10, 1966 - January 2, 2017

Michael Scott Gallup, 50, passed away January 2, 2017. Visitation will be from 5-9 PM Thursday, Jan. 5 at Floral Hills Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 2PM Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers his family requests contributions to the Univ. of Kansas Hospital, Bone Marrow Transplant Center.Michael was born to William R., Sr. and...
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Betty Enke

January 27, 1928 - January 1, 2017

Betty Ann Enke was received into the loving arms of her Savior, Jesus Christ, on Sunday, January 1, 2017, in Blue Springs, Missouri.Visitation will be held at Floral Hills Funeral Home in Raytown, Mis­souri from 5:30 - 7:30 pm on Tuesday January 3, 2017.Funeral Services will be held 10:00 am on Wednesday, January 4, 2017, at Peace Lutheran Church officiated by Rev. David M. Rolf. Burial will...
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Betty Darlene BILLINGS

August 22, 1927 - December 31, 2016

BETTY DARLENE BILLINGS Betty Darlene Billings (Hefty), age 89, formerly of Belton, MO went to be with our Lord Dec. 31, 2016 at Brookdale Assisted Living in O.P. KS. Visitation Sat. Jan. 7 at 9 a.m. Service 10 a.m., burial to follow. In lieu of flowers, family suggests contributions to Alzheimer’s Assoc. Betty was born Aug. 22, 1927 in LuVerne, IA to Henry C. and Mildred A. (Rummens)...
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Cheryl Ann Bass

May 13, 1946 - December 31, 2016

Cheryl Ann Bass, 70, passed away, December 31, 2016 at her home. Cheryl was born May 13, 1946 the daughter of Warren and Ethel Bailey. She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Linda Willoughby; one daughter, Delores Ludwig and one son, William Bass. Survivors include her daughter, Susan Milligan (James); one brother, Warren Bailey, Jr; one sister, Denise Bloodworth; five grandchildren...
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Vilta Christine Carr

March 14, 1932 - December 31, 2016

CHRISTINE CARRChristine Carr, 84, passed away Dec. 30, 2016. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday, Jan. 5, at St, Sabina Catholic Church with visitation beginning at 10 AM. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery.Christine was born in Kansas and had lived in Oklahoma prior to moving to Missouri. She worked as a kindergarten teacher in the Belton school district for 25...
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Hiltrud Agathe Eberle

October 13, 1940 - December 31, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Vickie Salyers

October 31, 1949 - December 31, 2016

Vickie Salyers (Pearce), 67, passed away at her home on December 31, 2016. Vickie was born October 31, 1949, the daughter of Victor and Geraldine Pearce. She was a lifetime resident of the Kansas City area. Vickie married Forrest Salyers in 2006. Forrest and Vickie had a mutual hobby of Ancestry, a passion for dancing and she loved antiquing. In addition to her husband Forrest she is survived by...
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Betty L. Shouse

June 13, 1934 - December 28, 2016

BETTY L. SHOUSEBetty L. Shouse, age 82, of Raytown, MO, passed away on December 28, 2016. Services times are pending.Betty was born in Buffalo, MO and had lived in this area since the early 1950’s. She worked as a pharmacy tech for Humana Health Care for 10 years prior her retirement. Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Don; 3 brothers; 1 half brother and 1 half sister. Survivors...
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Peggy Gay Purinton

August 6, 1951 - December 28, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Robert G. Ohlson

June 21, 1922 - December 27, 2016

Robert G. Ohlson, 94, passed away at his residence on December 27, 2016. Funeral service will be 10am, Tuesday, January 3, 2017, at Floral Hills. Burial will follow. Visitation will be Monday, 5-7, at the chapel. He was preceded in death by his wife, Wilma; and son, Robert Mark. He was a salesman and loved what he did. Robert will be loved and missed by his family and friends. Arrangements: D.W....
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An Thi Hoang

May 20, 1935 - December 26, 2016

An Hoang, 81, passed away peacefully at home, on her bed, surrounded by her long time husband, son and daughter on December 26, 2016. An Hoang was born on May 20, 1935 in Hanoi, VietNam. During the French Indonesia War. As she grew up, she had to learn to be independent and self-sustaining at early age when her parents were killed. Moving down south when the country was split into half during the...
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Charles E. Sanger

June 10, 1928 - December 25, 2016

Charles “Chuck” E. Sanger, 88, passed away December 25, 2016. Chuck was born June 10, 1928 in Herington, Kansas. Chuck graduated from Herington High School and then went to Emporia State University where he earned his degree in teaching. While at ESU he earned 7 varsity letters in football, basketball and track and field. He is best known as the leader of the 1950 Central...
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Richardson F. Lynn

December 11, 1929 - December 24, 2016

RICHARDSON FRANK LYNNRichardson (“Rich”) F. Lynn, died on December 24, 2016, just two weeks after family and friends joined him to celebrate his 87th birthday. He was born in Portsmouth, Ohio, on December 11, 1929, to Alice Richardson Lynn. His parents were divorced shortly after his birth and his father had no further contact with him. He graduated from high school in Dayton, Ohio...
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Ellen BYLER

August 27, 1933 - December 23, 2016

Ellen May (Buamgarden) Byler, 83 of Raytown, MO, went to be with the Lord on December 23, 2016 at her home. Funeral services will be 2PM Thursday December 29, 2016 at Floral Hills Funeral Home. Burial in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 1-2Pm at the chapel.She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church of Kansas City, MO.She was preceded in death by her parents Ervin and...
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Mary Alice Harvey

December 6, 1948 - December 22, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Gary Michael Taylor

March 17, 1946 - December 20, 2016

Gary Michael Taylor Gary Mike, 70, of Lone Jack, Mo., formerly of Raytown, Mo.died at his residence on December 20, 2016. A visitation/memorialservice will be held at 10:00am, Wednesday, December 28, 2016, atFloral Hills Funeral, 7000 Blue Ridge, Raytown, Missouri, with a private interment at Mount Olivet Cemetery to follow. In lieu of flowers,...
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Keith M. Kenyon

November 7, 1960 - December 19, 2016

Keith M. Kenyon, age 56, of Cameron, MO, passed away at the Missouri Veterans’ Home on December 19, 2016, surrounded by his family. Visitation will be held on Friday, December 23, from 6-8pm at Floral Hills. The Funeral will be at 10am on Saturday, December 24, at the chapel with the burial immediately following at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.Keith was preceded in death by his mother Dena...
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Gary Mike Ethington

November 15, 1948 - December 19, 2016

MIKE ETHINGTONMike, age 68, of Oak Grove, MO, passed away on December 19, 2016. Visitation will be on Wed., Dec. 21 from 4-6 pm at Abundant Life Church. Funeral will be on Friday, Dec. 23 at 10:00 am, also at Abundant Life with graveside to follow. Mike was a loving father of four, grandfather of fifteen, and follower of One - Jesus. Arr.: Abundant Life Church, 414 SW Persels Road, Lee’s...
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Claire A. Anderson

August 17, 1921 - December 17, 2016

Claire A. Anderson, 95, passed away December 17, 2016 in Cameron, MO. Claire was born August 17, 1921 to Roger and Marie Depasse in Luttre, Belgium. She married Ralph Anderson on August 4, 1945 in Belgium. Claire was preceded in death by her husband Ralph, son, Roger Anderson; two daughters, Rosemary Lynch and Diana Gill McComas; a grandson, Paul Anderson; a niece, Claire Depireux and one...
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Gerald D. Bullard

November 13, 1929 - December 17, 2016

Gerald “Jerry” Bullard, age 87, of Kansas City, MO, passed away on December 17, 2016. Visitation at 4PM Thurs., Dec. 22, at Floral Hills Funeral Home, with memorial service at 5PM.Jerry was preceded in death by his parents John H. and Lizzie Bullard, sister Johnie Mae Schneider, and grandson Matthew Bullard. He is survived by his wife of 67 years Geneva; sons John, Dennis (Vicki), and...
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Richard James Fee

January 21, 1927 - December 16, 2016

Richard J. “Dick” Fee, age 89, of Raytown, MO, passed away peacefully on December 15, 2016. Visitation at 9AM on Thurs., Dec. 22, at Spring Valley Baptist Church, 8801 E 79th St, Raytown, MO, with funeral at 10AM. Burial at 1PM at Missouri Veterans’ Cemetery-Higginsville.Richard was born on January 21, 1927 to Joe and Nellie Fee of Kansas City, KS.Dick is preceded in death by...
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Juanita Roos

April 2, 1925 - December 16, 2016

Juanita Roos, 91, passed away Dec. 16, 2016. Visitation will be from 1-2 PM Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016 at Floral Hills Funeral Home with funeral services beginning at 2. Burial will be in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.Juanita was born in St. Louis, MO and had lived in this area most of her life She worked as a clerk for Continental Insurance Company for 10 years, retiring in 2000. Juanita was a...
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Robert N. Covey

December 9, 1935 - December 16, 2016

Robert Nelson Covey joined his soul mate in the clearing at the end of his path Friday, December 16th. Bob was born in Kansas City Dec 9th, 1935 to Herbert and Edna Covey and graduated Central High School in 1954. That same year he married the love of his life, Betty Marlene Covey, and spent the next 61 years raising his family and providing a wonderful life for his wife. Bob worked at the United...
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Shirley Sue Smith

April 26, 1936 - December 14, 2016

A Celebration of Life service for Shirley will take place at 2:00pm, Sunday, January 8th, 2017, at Floral Hills Funeral Home. Visitation will begin one hour prior to service time. Floral Hills Funeral Home, 7000 Blue Ridge Boulevard, Kansas City, MO 64133 (816)353-1218
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Donna Marie Bray

January 24, 1936 - December 14, 2016

Donna Marie Bray, 80, passed away Dec. 14, 2016. Visitation will be from 9-10 AM Monday, Dec. 19 at Floral Hills Funeral Home with services beginning at 10 AM. Burial will be in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions to the American Heart Assoc. or to her church.Donna was a lifelong area resident. She worked as the Business Manager for the Boy Scouts...
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Harry M. Leonard

September 4, 1933 - December 14, 2016

Harry Leonard, 83, of Belton, passed away Wednesday, December 14, 2016. Harry was born September 4, 1933 to Clarence and Norma Leonard. Harry retired from the Air Force with the rank of Master Sergeant in 1972 after 20 years of service. After his time in the Air Force, he worked for Ford Motor Company regional office for 24 years. Harry is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Margarite;...
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Bernadine C. Casey

January 4, 1936 - December 13, 2016

Bernadine “Nadine” Clark Casey, age 80, passed away December 13, 2016. Funeral Mass will be 10:00am, Monday, December 19, 2016, at St. Mark’s Catholic Church, 3736 S. Lees Summit Road, Independence, MO 64055. Burial will follow at Floral Hills Cemetery. Visitation will be held 4-6pm, Sunday, December 18, at Floral Hills. She was preceded in death by her husband, William E....
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Otis James Miller

January 17, 1925 - December 12, 2016

O.J. Miller, 91, passed away December 12, 2016. He was born January 17, 1925 in Cherry Log, GA. O.J. was one of ten children, the last surviving sibling. He served his country in the US Navy in WWII and Korean War. He retired after 20 years as Chief Petty Officer. O.J. married Vesta Renfro on October 29, 1957. She preceded him in death in 1997. They had three children, James Miller, David Miller...
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William G. Scott

August 5, 1960 - December 11, 2016

William G. Scott “Bill”, 56, passed away December 11, 2016. Bill was born August 5, 1960, the son of William E. and Norma J. Scott. He leaves behind his wife of 25 years, Janet; his sons, Greg and Chris; daughter, Samantha; grandchildren, Hunter, Annabelle, Nicholas and Hadley. Visitation will be Thursday, December 15, 2016 from 6-7 pm at Floral Hills Funeral Home. Graveside service...
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Clarence C. Kirby

June 22, 1922 - December 10, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Victor J. Jodts

October 27, 1940 - December 9, 2016

Victor Julius JodtsOctober 27, 1940 – December 9, 2016On December 9, 2016, Victor Jodts left his earthly home to stand and faithfully serve his Lord and savior Jesus Christ, whom he loved. Vic was born October 27, 1940 to Victor and Mary Jodts who preceded him death. He was raised in Independence, MO where he attended St Ann's grade school and Van Horn High School after which he joined...
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Janet M. Blakey

November 30, 1941 - December 8, 2016

Janet Mae Blakey, 75, KC KS, entered into rest Dec. 8, 2016. Visitation 6-8PM Thurs., Dec. 15, at Floral Hills with Rosary at 6PM. Mass 10AM Friday, at Our Lady and Saint Rose, KCK. Burial at Floral Hills.Janet Mae Blakey was born on November 30, 1941, in Kansas City, Missouri. She departed this life peacefully on December 8, 2016, among people who loved her. Mimi, as she was affectionately known...
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Mary Elizabeth Hogan

November 27, 1925 - December 8, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Sylvester Joseph Battice

August 20, 1924 - December 5, 2016

Sylvester Battice, 92, passed away surrounded by his loving family on December 5, 2016, at Wilshire Nursing Home, Lee’s Summit, MO. Silver was a full-blood Ottawa Indian and was extremely proud of his Native American heritage. He was a graduate of Haskell High School for American Indians in Lawrence, KS, and was a foreman at Midland Litho for many decades, retiring in 1985. A beloved...
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Thomas Wayne Carter

July 20, 1950 - December 5, 2016

Tom Carter was born July 20, 1950, in Springfield, Missouri. He worked for Unilever NA. Tom is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Jane C. Carter, and their sons Andrew T. Carter and his wife Victoria, and Samuel T. Carter; grandchildren, Mackenzie Carter and Ethan Flyingman; brother Jon Carter and sister Becky Ruff. Tom entered into rest on December 5, 2016. Visitation at 9AM on Saturday at...
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Edward Dewayne Talley

October 30, 1959 - December 4, 2016

Edward passed December 4, 2016. Visitation Saturday December 10th at 1:00 pm. Funeral Service at 2:00 pm.Arr.: D.W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Funeral Home, 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd., KCMO (816) 353-1218.
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Micheal D. Plummer

May 21, 1955 - December 4, 2016

Micheal D. Plummer, age 61, of Blue Springs, MO, passed away on December 4, 2016. Memorial visitation at 6PM on Friday, Dec. 9, at Floral Hills Funeral Home, with memorial service at 7PM with time to share memories. Private burial at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.Micheal was preceded in death by his parents Donald L. & Laura M. Plummer and his brother John Burrow.He is survived by his...
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Avis Barbara Smith

September 17, 1932 - December 3, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Mary Clifton

May 13, 1948 - December 1, 2016

Mary V. Harra Clifton, 68, passed away Dec. 1, 2016. Memorial visitation will be at 12-1:30 PM Tuesday, Dec. 6th at Floral Hills Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers her family asks that contributions be made to the Salvation Army.Mary was a lifelong area resident. She worked as a sales associate and manager for K-Mart for 31 years, retiring in 2014. She sold Avon, enjoyed bowling and playing cards...
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James W. Harter

November 13, 1926 - December 1, 2016

James W. Harter of Blue Springs, MO passed away December 1, 2016. James was born November 13, 1926 to John and Sophronia (McCoy) Harter. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the Navy in the South Pacific on the Winged Arrow. He married Shirley Howard of Sheffield, England on July 3, 1948. James was a Senior Engineering Technician for Butler Manufacturing Co (Blue Scope) for 41 years...
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Richard Alka

November 10, 1930 - November 30, 2016

Richard L. Alka, 86, passed away Nov. 30, 2016. Visitation will be from 1-2 PM Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016 at Floral Hills Funeral Home with funeral services beginning at 2 PM. Burial will be in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers contributions are requested to the DAV. Richard was born in Michigan and had lived in this area since 1968. He was a lieutenant in the US Navy retiring as...
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Carol L. Lane

December 11, 1941 - November 30, 2016

Carol Louise Lane, 74, passed from this life to eternal life peacefully in her sleep at home on November 30, 2016. Services will be held at Raytown Christian Church, 6108 Blue Ridge Boulevard, Raytown, MO, 64133, on Monday, December 5, 2016. Visitation will begin at 10:00am, followed by funeral service at 11:00am. Committal service will be at Floral Hills Cemetery. She was born to Conrad Kane...
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Corrine M. Mathison

March 21, 1927 - November 30, 2016

CORRINE M. MATHISONCorrine M. Mathison 89, passed away November 30, 2016. Family will receive friends Monday, December 5, 2016, from 1-3pm, at Floral Hills Funeral Home, 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd., KCMO, (816) 353-1218.
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Rose Jean Collins

December 1, 1925 - November 29, 2016

Jean Collins passed away peacefully Tuesday evening, Nov. 29, 2016, in Tarpon Springs, FL. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, and infant son. Jean leaves behind her husband of 66 years, Jack G. Collins, of Palm Harbor, FL; two sons, Jim (Sallie) Collins of New Boston, MI and John Collins of Northville, MI; two daughters, Jayne (Rich) Whitaker of Cape Coral, FL and Judy Collins of...
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John P. Fletcher

February 4, 1930 - November 27, 2016

Papa’s obituary John “Jack” Philip Fletcher, 86, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family Sunday, November 27, 2016. Services will be Friday December 2, 2016 at Floral Hills Funeral Home, 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64133. Visitation is from 1-2 p.m. The Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Graveside services to follow. Jack was born February 4, 1930 in...
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William Raymond Moore

November 18, 1921 - November 27, 2016

William Raymond Moore, 95, joined his wife on November 27, 2016. Born, Rural Calhoun, Henry County, MO. Preceded in death by his wife, Marceline (Morris) Moore Son: Jack R. Moore, father, W.W. Moore, mother, Cassie Letetia (Long) Moore and brother, Earl Moore. Ray served 42 months in WWII as Lt. J.G United Coast Guard Reserves Maritime Service. Later he was assigned to Merchant ship as ship...
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Margery Louise SMITH

July 10, 1924 - November 27, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Ama A. Buttram

October 25, 1927 - November 25, 2016

Ama A. Buttram, age 89, of Pleasant Hill, MO, passed away on November 25, 2016. Funeral is at 2pm, Monday, November 28 at Floral Hills Funeral Home. Visitation is 1-2, with Pastor Larry Heenan officiating. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: Kathy Scribner 1789 NW 660 Rd. Kingsville, MO 64061Donations will be used to purchase a gift for the wonderful people who cared for her at the...
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Norman Dale May

December 22, 1925 - November 25, 2016

Norman Dale May, 90, died Friday, Nov. 25, at Ashton Court Care and Rehab, Liberty, MO. He was a longtime resident of Kansas City, MO.Visitation will be at 9AM on Wed., Nov. 30, at Floral Hills, with funeral at 10AM. Burial to be held privately at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to organizations serving the blind like Wolfner Talking Book and Braille...
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Betty Ruth MURFIN

November 27, 1924 - November 23, 2016

BETTY RUTH MURFINBetty Murfin, age 91, of Kansas City, MO, passed away on November 23rd, 2016. Memorial service will be at 3pm on Thursday, December 1st, at Kingswood Manors West Minister Hall at 10000 Wornall Rd, Kansas City, MO 64114.Betty was born in Kansas City, MO and was a graduate of Southwest High School. She was a Graphic Artist with the Army Corp. of Engineers and retired in 1988 after...
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Earline Miller Boutell

April 17, 1925 - November 22, 2016

Earline Miller Boutell passed peacefully from this world November 22 with her three children and granddaughter at her side. Born April 17, 1925, Earline was a lifelong resident of the Kansas City area, graduating with honors from both Wyandotte High School in 1943 and the University of Kansas City (now UMKC) in 1947, where she belonged to Cho Chin Sorority, which became a chapter of Chi Omega...
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James L. Hall

June 15, 1931 - November 22, 2016

JAMES L. HALLJames L. Hall, Roeland Park, KS, 1931-2016.He is survived by Shirley C. Hall, his wife of 57 years; daughters Nancy E. and Susan C. of Chicago, IL; a son James L. III and his wife Lisa Marie; and two granddaughters, Samantha Marie and Cameron Elizabeth.No Service.Contributions to BSA Heart of America Council.(Arr. D.W. Newcomer’s Sons)
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Vena C. FLYNN

November 10, 1925 - November 21, 2016

VENA H. FLYNN Vena H. (Crittenden) Flynn, 91, was called to Heaven to be with her Lord and Savior on November 21, 2016. Vena was born in Alfalfa County, Oklahoma and raised in southern Kansas. She was a long time resident of Raytown, Missouri, and is survived by her daughter Carol Ann Hursh of Kansas City, her sister Lila Bailey of Tucson, AZ and numerous nieces and nephews. She was...
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C.M. Hower

September 24, 1922 - November 19, 2016

C.M. Hower, Jr., 94, passed away November 19, 2016. Visitation will be from 1-2 PM Tuesday, November 22 at Floral Hills Funeral Home with funeral services beginning at 2 PM. Burial will be in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.Jr. moved into the KC area prior to WWII and had lived here since. He was an Army veteran of WWII serving in the European Theater. He worked as a welder for Pittman...
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Kiwon S. Yoon

February 8, 1959 - November 18, 2016

KIWAN S. YOONKiwan Yoon, 57, passed away November 18, 2016. Visitation will be held at the chapel Monday, November 21, 2016, from 5:00 - 7:00pm. Funeral service will be Tuesday, November 22, 2016 ,beginning at 10:00am, at Floral Hills. Committal service will immediately follow at Floral Hills East Cemetery. D.W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills, 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd., Kansas City, MO, 64133 ...
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Eugene B. Chambers

September 16, 1928 - November 17, 2016

Eugene B. Chambers, 88, joined his beloved wife, Lois, in heaven on November 17, 2016. Visitation will be from 11AM-12PM on Monday, Nov. 21, 2016 at Floral Hills Funeral Home with funeral services beginning at 12. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to Kansas City Hospice House, 12000 Wornall Rd., KC, MO 64145. Gene served in the...
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Lorena L. Morrison

July 9, 1920 - November 17, 2016

Lorena L. Morrison, 96, passed away November 17, 2016. Lorena was born July 9, 1920 the daughter of Ralph and Lorena Mullen. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter L. Morrison in 2000. Survivors include three daughters, Sherry Benn, Bonnie Gash (Bob) and Dixie Smith (Gary); six grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Visitation will be Monday,...
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Mildred E. Apgar

November 2, 1920 - November 16, 2016

Mildred E. Apgar, 96, passed away November 16, 2016. Mildred was born November 2, 1920. She is preceded in death by her husband, James R. Apgar and brother, Earl Adcock, Jr. Survivors include; two sons, Randy (Carlene) and Gary Apgar; two grandchildren, Ryan Apgar (Brenda) and Whitney Sherwood (Adam) and five great grandsons, Jake, Brett, Corban, Hudson and Griffin. A memorial service will be...
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Gloria Lee Myers

April 6, 1933 - November 16, 2016

Services for Gloria Myers are private.Memorial tributes may be directed to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
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Jean F. Boogher

July 14, 1930 - November 15, 2016

Jean Frances Boogher, 86, ascended to the stars Nov. 15, 2016 after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's. Born on July 14, 1930 in Kansas City, Mo and as a graduate of Wentworth Military academy and was Valedictorian of her class with a 4.0 GPA. She also graduated from Avila College with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Accounting degree Magna Cum Laude. She was preceded in...
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Betty J. Ruhl

March 29, 1926 - November 14, 2016

Betty Jane Ruhl, 90 of Grain Valley, MO died November 14, 2016. Betty was born March 29, 1926 and weighed 2 lbs at birth. She was born in Dunlap, Kansas, daughter of Maude and David Waters. She had 3 sisters and 2 brothers, all are deceased. She married Everett Ruhl in 1946 and lived in Kansas City, Mo until 1954 when they bought a farm in Belton, MO. Betty worked for the Belton School System for...
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Rozann Steiner

February 22, 1926 - November 11, 2016

ROZANN STEINERRozann Steiner was born on February 22, 1926 and passed away on November 11, 2016.Visitation will be Wednesday, November 16 from 6:00-8:00 pm at Floral Hills Funeral Home with services on Thursday, November 17 at 10:00 am at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Burial will be at Mount Olivet Cemetery.Rozann was preceded in death by her husband Norbert (Nib) Steiner, daughter Cheryl...
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Loretta H. Wilson

February 7, 1929 - November 11, 2016

Loretta Holden Wilson, age 87, of Raytown, MO, passed away on November 11, 2016. Visitation at 9AM on Thurs., Nov. 17, at Floral Hills Funeral Home, with funeral at 10AM. Burial at Leavenworth National Cemetery at 12:30PM.Loretta met George C. Wilson and they married in 1948. She served as a Cub Scout Den Mother, active in PTA as a president, organized and directed a Boys’ Choir in the...
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Virginia L. FUHR

December 30, 1932 - November 10, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Wayne M. Heady

August 9, 1927 - November 10, 2016

Wayne Heady Passed away November 10 2016
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Jean A. Harris

March 16, 1923 - November 9, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Gerald W. McCollum

November 19, 1929 - November 7, 2016

Gerald “Jerry” W. McCollum, age 86, of Independence, MO, passed away on November 7, 2016. Visitation 6-8PM on Tues., Nov. 15, at Floral Hills Funeral Home. Funeral at 10AM on Wed., Nov. 16. Burial at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.Gerald was preceded in death by his parents, 4 sisters, and 1 brother. He is survived by his wife of 61 years Frances; daughters Stephanie Goodfellow (Pat),...
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Florence E. Nolen

October 28, 1927 - November 6, 2016

Florence E. Nolen, age 89, of Kansas City, MO, passed away on November 6, 2016. Visitation 6-8PM Friday, Nov. 11, at Floral Hills with Easter Star ceremony at 6PM. Funeral 10AM Saturday at Floral Hills. Burial at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.Florence was preceded in death by her husband Donald J. Nolen, son David Arthur Nolen, 3 brothers, and 3 sisters.She is survived by her grandchildren...
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Richard D. Sands

April 12, 1936 - November 5, 2016

Richard Dean Sands, 80, passed away November 5, 2016. Dick was born April 12, 1936, in Kansas City, MO. He was a mechanical engineer at Burns McDonnell and later, Sega. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Raytown. Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Jacqueline; sons: Doug Sands, Greg and Cheryl Sands, Glen and Susan Sands: brother and his wife; Bob and Judy Sands; grandchildren:...
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Evelyn Day

December 13, 1923 - November 4, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Roberta A. Light

February 13, 1918 - November 4, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Kitty J. DeVera

August 7, 1925 - November 3, 2016

Kitty J. DeVera was born to the proud parents of Arthur G. and Kitty M. Porter on August 7, 1925 in Augusta, Arkansas. She had one sibling, Arthur Grainger “Jelly” Porter, Jr. As a teenager she moved to New York City, where she met her future husband, Frank DeVera. Later in life she and her husband moved to Dallas, Texas where upon they started their family. They had two children,...
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Mary Clara Louise Geiss

October 8, 1935 - November 2, 2016

Mary Clara Louise Geiss, 81, of Kyle, Texas, formerly of Independence, Missouri, passed away November 2, 2016. Visitation will be Monday, November 7, 2016, from 6:00pm - 8:00pm, at Floral Hills Funeral Home. Graveside service will be 10:00am, Tuesday, November 8, 2016, at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, 7000 Blue Ridge Boulevard, Kansas City, MO (816)353-1218Louise was born October 8, 1935, in New...
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Tira J. Lankford

May 7, 1926 - November 2, 2016

Tira J. Lankford, 90, Prairie Village, KS was embraced into the loving arms of the Lord on November 2, 2016. Graveside services will be held 1 pm, Friday, November 4, 2016 at Floral Hills Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family request memorial donations to Groves Community Hospice, 15600 Woods Chapel Rd, Suite A, K.C., MO 64139. T.J.’s earthly journey began May 7, 1926 in Gamaliel, AR. T...
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Ruth A. Swearingen

September 21, 1924 - November 2, 2016

Ruth A. Swearingen, 92 of Lee’s Summit, passed away November 2, 2016. Ruth was born September 21, 1924 in Milwaukee, WI the daughter of Irving and Alice Mielenz. Her father was a Methodist minister, who moved every 5 years. Ruth graduated from Fall River High School and played in the school band. She attended Wisconsin School of Business in Madison for 2 years while working at various...
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Geraldine A. NEWPORT

January 18, 1925 - November 1, 2016

Geraldine “Jerry” NewportObituary Geraldine “Jerry” Goodman Newport, 91, passed away Tuesday, November 1, 2016, at Villa St. Joseph, Leawood, Kansas. Jerry was born in Fulton, MO on January 18, 1925, the second child of Charley & Hannah Goodman. She married Boyd Newport on April 18, 1946 and they enjoyed 62 wonderful years together. Jerry was a member of First...
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Michael Ryan Gordon

October 23, 1956 - October 31, 2016

Michael Ryan Gordon, 60, passed away Monday, October 31, 2016 at St. Luke’s Hospital. Funeral Services will begin with visitation at 1:00 p.m., followed by the service at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 19, 2016, at Floral Hills Funeral Home, 7000 Blue Ridge Boulevard, Kansas City, Missouri 64133.Mike attended Winnetonka High School, graduating in Class of 1975. He went on to graduate...
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Joyce PENNINGTON

January 21, 1935 - October 30, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Danny Neal Hinesley

January 25, 1955 - October 30, 2016

Danny Neal Hinesley Captain’s Log – Star Date10302016 – lost first officer Dan Hinesley today. His landing party was on a mission on the Planet Calciphylaxis when they were overtaken by Romulans. Dan’s journey began on January 25, 1955 in Kansas City, MO. Prior to joining Star Fleet, Dan was a 1973 graduate of Raytown South High School and then went on to complete...
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Dorothy Marie Sells

February 16, 1929 - October 29, 2016

Dorothy “Dottie” Marie Sells, left this life to be with her Lord her husband, Edward, and her daughter, Candy, October 29, 2016. Visitation will be held at 1PM on Saturday, November 5, at Floral Hills Chapel. Funeral begins at 2pm with burial following at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.Grandmother devoted herself to her children and grandchildren. Any free time she had was spent...
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