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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.

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Our Obituaries

Maxine M. Gohn

July 7, 1926 - February 19, 2017

Maxine Meyer Gohn obituaryMaxine Mayer Gohn, 90, of John Knox Care Center, Lee’s Summit, MO., passed away Feb. 19, 2017. No services at her request.Maxine was born near Blackburn, MO on July 7, 1926, daughter of Arthur and Ida Mae Tieman Meyer. She graduated from Malta Bend High School, attended Kansas City Business College. She was employed by TWA, Nelly Dion and Allstate Ins. Co.,...
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Betty Jane Seibold

September 2, 1923 - February 18, 2017

BETTY JANE SEIBOLD, Elizabeth Jane (Von Drake) Seibold, Lee’s Summit MO, at 93, passed peacefully to eternal life on Saturday the 18th of February 2017 at Carondelet Manor. Born on September 2nd 1923 in Kansas City, MO, she was a lifelong resident of the area. Betty graduated from High School and worked for Montgomery Wards and later for General Motors – Leeds Assembly Plant for 14...
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Mary Lou Sarver

May 6, 1931 - February 18, 2017

Mary Lou Sarver, 85, of Raytown, MO went home Saturday February 18, 2017 in Independence, MO. She was born on May 6, 1931 in Chetopa, KS. Mary loved to sew, cook, travel, fish, garden, dance, go to the boat, laugh, and sing. More than anything she loved her children and spending time at the lake house on Truman Lake.Mary worked for many years in the medical field as an office manager and...
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Duane E. Webb

September 23, 1929 - February 18, 2017

Duane Eldon Webb “Peepers”, 87, passed away February 18, 2017 surrounded by his children. Duane was born September 23, 1929 in Chanute, KS the son of Homer and Mary Webb. He served his country in the United States Air Force from 1949-1952, during the Korean War. Duane retired from Jackson County Public Works after 22 years. He was preceded in death by his wife Rita Webb, a son, Duane...
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Shawna Leigh Wilson

February 25, 1969 - February 18, 2017

Shawna Leigh Wilson, age 47, formerly of Pleasant Hill and Kansas City, MO, passed away peacefully at home on February 18, 2017. Visitation at 6PM on Wed., Feb. 22, at Floral Hills, with memorial service at 8PM.Shawna was preceded in death by her father Larry Wilson. She is survived by her mother Sharra Morrow (Michael), step mother Joyce Wilmoth, sisters Lauren Dobson (Thomas) and Jessica...
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Phillip B. Lawson

September 10, 1932 - February 17, 2017

Phillip B. Lawson "Phil" 84, of Windsor, Mo., passed away on February 17, 2017 at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City from heart failure.Phil was born in Blodgett, Mo., in 1932. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He worked in Kansas City as an industrial coating specialist. Phil served his community for over fifty years as a devoted Mason. He was an...
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Juanita M. Kraus-Hagedorn

August 1, 1932 - February 17, 2017

JUANITA KRAUS-HAGEDORNJuanita M. Kraus-Hagedorn, age 84, of Independence, MO, passed away February 17, 2017. Visitation 6-8PM Wed., Feb. 22 at Floral Hills, with funeral at 12PM Thursday. Burial at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. Juanita was preceded in death by her son David. She is survived by her daughter Deborah (husband Pete), grandchildren Derek, Angela, and more grandsons and great...
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Thomas Hill

June 1, 1919 - February 17, 2017

Obituary for Thomas Hill JrThomas Hill Jr was born June 1, 1919 in Peculiar, Mo and died February 16, 2017 in Kansas City, Mo from complications of a fall in the home. He is the son and youngest of three children of Thomas and Jennie Hill. In high school Tom was an orchestra member and an outstanding basketball player. During WW II he enlisted in the Army Air Corps where he became an...
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Charlotte M. DWYER

April 11, 1920 - February 15, 2017

Charlotte M. Dwyer Charlotte Martin Dwyer passed away on February 15, 2017, after a brief illness. Service will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 18, with visitation from 10:00 to 11:00, at Raytown Christian Church, 6108 Blue Ridge Boulevard, Raytown, MO. Burial will follow at Floral Hills Cemetery, 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd., Kansas City, MO. Charlotte was born April 11, 1920, in...
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Margaret Ann Galler

April 26, 1926 - February 13, 2017

Margaret Ann Davis-Galler of Belton, MO passed away February 13, 2017 at Beautiful Savior Nursing Home. Visitation will be on Saturday, February 18th at 9:00 followed by funeral services at 10:00am at Floral Hills Funeral Home. Margaret was born April 26, 1926 in St. Joseph, MO. She was a lifelong member of the Blue Ridge Baptist Temple, worked many years as a grocery store checker for A&P...
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Betty Julia Beals

November 19, 1925 - February 13, 2017

BETTY JULIA BEALSNov. 19, 1925-Feb. 13, 2017Graveside: 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, Floral Hills Cemetery, Kansas City.Betty J. Beals, 91, Stockton, died Monday, Feb. 13, at Lake Stockton Healthcare Facility.She married Bert Major Beals Jr. July 29, 1944, on a three-day furlough before he shipped out overseas. Two children were born of the union.She spent most of her life in Independence before...
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Jimmie Dale Cumper

December 23, 1939 - February 10, 2017

Jimmy Dale “Jimbo” Cumper, 77, passed away February 10, 2017 at the Health Care Resort of Shawnee Mission. Visitation will be from 1 pm until service time at 2 pm, Monday, February 20, 2017 at Floral Hills Funeral Home. Jimmy was born December 23, 1939, in Camdenton, MO., to Henry and Jane (Caviness) Cumper. He moved to Kansas City, MO around 1963 where he resided until his death. He...
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Jimmie Cumper

December 23, 1939 - February 10, 2017

Jimmy Dale “Jimbo” Cumper, 77, passed away February 10, 2017 at the Health Care Resort of Shawnee Mission. Visitation will be from 1 pm until service time at 2 pm, Monday, February 20, 2017 at Floral Hills Funeral Home. Jimmy was born December 23, 1939, in Camdenton, MO., to Henry and Jane (Caviness) Cumper. He moved to Kansas City, MO around 1963 where he resided until his death. He...
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Milo E. Zook

April 20, 1929 - February 9, 2017

Milo E. Zook, 87, passed away February 9, 2017 at Truman Gardens in Independence, MO. Milo was born April 20, 1929. Milo was a father of four children, Steven W. Zook (Catherine), Douglas Edward Zook (Michelle R.), Kevin Zook (Michele) and Diane Prince. He was a grandfather and a great grandfather. Visitation will be Monday, February 13, 2017 from 1 pm until service time at 2 pm at Floral Hills...
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Wanda Lynn MENDENHALL

February 5, 1925 - February 8, 2017

WANDA LYNN MENDENHALL Wanda Lynn Mendenhall, Lee’s Summit Missouri, 92, went to be with her Lord on Wednesday February 8, 2017 at John Knox Hospice. Visitation on Tuesday Feb, 14th at 1:00pm Memorial service at 2:00 pm. At the Floral Hills Chapel. Lynn was born in Slater Missouri to Harry and Mary Kempfer on February 5th 1925 then married her sweetheart W.C. Mendenhall on February 2nd 1945...
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Mary M. Morrison

November 6, 1938 - February 7, 2017

Mary M. Morrison, age 78, passed away February 7, 2017 at her home in Harrisonville, MO. Visitation will be on Saturday, February 11th at 9:00am followed by funeral services to 10:00am at Floral Hills Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Asana Hospice, 13002 State Line Road, Leawood, KS 66209. Mary was born November 6, 1938, the 5th of 8 children born to James Franklin George...
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Richard E. Long

November 6, 1943 - February 6, 2017

RICHARD E. LONGRichard Eugene Long, 73, entered into the Lord's presence on February 6, 2017 in Raytown, Missouri. He was born on November 6, 1943 in Los Angeles, California and moved to Kansas City, Missouri where he grew up. He graduated from Northeast High School in Kansas City, Missouri and also married his high school sweetheart, Bonnie J. Woolery in 1961. They celebrated over 55...
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Melanie Burgess

October 31, 1944 - February 5, 2017

Melanie (Marquette) Burgess, 72, of Leawood, KS, passed away on February 5th, 2017 from pneumonia. Melanie was born October 31, 1944 in Kansas City, MO at St. Luke’s Hospital, daughter of W.R. “Dub” Marquette and mother Birdelle Marquette, who preceded her in death. She was raised in Harrisonville and graduated Harrisonville High School in 1962. She graduated from William...
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Elizabeth J. Kunkle

March 5, 1925 - February 5, 2017

Elizabeth J. "Libby" Kunkle, 91, passed away February 5, 2017. Visitation will be 5-7pm, Wednesday, February 8, at Floral Hills Funeral Home. A second visitation will be 11am Thursday, February 9, with funeral service at 12Noon, at First Christian Church D.C. 125 S Pleasant, Independence, MO 64050, followed by burial at Mt. Olivet. Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer’s Sons Floral Hills...
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Adam Dutton

October 12, 1990 - February 4, 2017

ADAM LEE DUTTON Adam Lee Dutton, 26, tragically passed away January 11th, 2017 while doing what he loved most, riding with friends. He was born October 12th, 1990 in Kansas City, MO. Memorial service will be 2pm Friday, February 10, 2017. Family will receive friends beginning at 1pm, at Floral Hills Funeral HomeAdam had 3 beautiful children whom he loved dearly. He had a heart of gold, contagious...
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Elizabeth Tatum

July 19, 1920 - February 4, 2017

Elizabeth Tatum, age 96, of Kansas City, MO, passed away on February 4, 2017. Graveside at 11AM on Tues., Feb. 7, at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.Elizabeth was preceded in death by her husband of 27 years James and all of her brothers and sisters.She is survived by her children James Tatum (Betty), Kathryn Walker (Dennis), Dan Tatum (Karen), Rebecca Palmer (Craig), David Tatum; 12 grandchildren...
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Marshall Rankin Jeffress

March 26, 1929 - February 2, 2017

Marshall Rankin Jeffress Jr., 87 Grain Valley, Missouri, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on Thursday, February 2, 2017 at Centerpoint Hospital. He was born in Kansas City, Kansas to Marshall and Bertha Jeffress on March 26, 1929.Marshall was a life-long Kansas City resident, veteran of the Korean War and worked most of his life as an automotive mechanic, retiring from the Missouri...
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David Becker Cathcart

April 12, 1958 - February 2, 2017

David Becker Cathcart, 58, of Raytown,MO passed away on Feb 2nd,2017 following complications after a brief illness. David, formally of New Philadelphia, OH is survived by his wife Sheri; daughter Amber ( Gabrielle);son David(Lauren); two grandchildren Silas Grey and Finley Rae; sister Martha Anderson (Doug) of New Baltimore,MI; mother Kate Cathcart of New Philadelphia,OH. David is preceded in...
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Thomas C. Yarnell

March 24, 1921 - February 1, 2017

Thomas C. Yarnell, age 95, passed away on Feb. 1, 2017, at Jackson Creek Assisted Living. Visitation at 11AM on Sat., Feb. 11, at Floral Hills, with funeral at 12PM. Burial at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.Thomas was born March 24, 1921, in Tipton, MO, to Thomas C. Yarnell and Bessie Wehemier. He married Majesty Juanita Salmons on February 8, 1943. Thomas and Juanita enjoyed 73 years together...
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Richard Allen Butler

August 18, 1922 - February 1, 2017

Richard A. Butler, age 94, of Raymore, MO, passed away on Feb. 1, 2017. Visitation at 11AM on Mon., Feb. 6, at Raymore Christian Church, 500 Peace Dr, with funeral at 12PM. Burial at Floral Hills East, Lee’s Summit.Richard was preceded in death by 3 brothers, 1 sister, and 1 granddaughter.He is survived by his wife of 67 years Nadine; children Gayle Foster (Stephen) of Independence, MO,...
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Homer Spencer Simms

November 4, 1934 - January 29, 2017

Homer Spencer Simms Jr, 82 yrs old of Kansas City, MO passed away Sunday January 29th, 2017 at St. Joseph Medical Center after a year long battle with leukemia. Homer was born November 4th, 1934 in Kansas City, MO to Homer Spencer Simms Sr. and Nina (Johnson) Simms. He attended the KCMO school district and joined the United States Army in 1954. After three years of service, he received his...
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Richard G. Miller

January 22, 1926 - January 29, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Robert W. WINSLOW

October 24, 1935 - January 29, 2017

Robert “Bob” Warren Winslow, 81, passed away on January 29, 2017 at E. W. Thompson Health and Rehabilitation in Sedalia, Missouri. He was born on October 24, 1935 in Kansas City, Mo. to Nathan B. and Noren I. Winslow. Bob grew up in Southeast Kansas City, Mo. Bob retired from Leed’s General Motors assembly plant in Kansas City Mo. in 1988 after 30 years of service. Bob...
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Richard G. Miller

January 22, 1926 - January 29, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Ula Virginia FINCH

April 4, 1923 - January 28, 2017

ULA VIRGINIA LANKFORD FINCHUla Virginia Lankford Finch, 93, of Independence, MO died Saturday, January 28, 2017 at home.She was born April 4, 1923 in Lexington, MO, the daughter of Virgle C. Lankford and Naomi M. (Best) Lankford.On May 21, 1949, she married William R. Finch, Jr. of Kansas City. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and siblings, Dan, Earl, Harold, and Louise.She is...
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Jeanne Bagshaw

October 11, 1920 - January 28, 2017

JEANNE BAGSHAWJeanne Bagshaw, age 96, of Independence, MO, passed away on January 28, 2017. Visitation at 1PM with funeral at 2PM on Fri., Feb. 3, at Floral Hills Funeral Home. Burial at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.She was born to Violet and Floyd Sooy Oct. 11, 1920, in Kansas City, MO. Her only brother, Lt. Floyd Sooy, Jr., died from accidental injuries in 1947.Jeanne graduated from William...
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Doris C. Rogers

January 27, 1920 - January 28, 2017

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

September 14, 1933 - January 26, 2017

Shirley D. Hughes, 83, passed away January 26, 2017 at St. Mary’s Manor, Blue Springs, MO. Shirley was the daughter of D.B. Fowler and Eunice. She lived in Independence, MO her entire life. She was a member of Sterling Acres Baptist Church in Kansas City, MO. Shirley graduated from East High School in 1951. In 1952, Shirley married her high school sweetheart, Norman. She and Norman were...
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Gertrude Mahaffey

May 4, 1918 - January 26, 2017

Gertrude E. Mahaffey, 98, of Richmond, TX formerly of Springfield, IL, died at 10:00 pm, Thursday, January 26, 2017 at Clayton Oaks. She was born May 4, 1918 in New London, IA to Roy and Florence (Collins) Foggy. She was preceded in death by her parents, one son Gene Mahaffey, an infant grandson, five sisters, one brother, and two nephews. She is survived by two sons: Michael (Judy) Mahaffey of...
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Joni L. Hutson

November 2, 1958 - January 26, 2017

Joni l. “Sunshine” Hutson, age 58, passed away January 26, 2017.Funeral service will be 2:00pm, Tuesday, 31, 2017, at Floral Hills. Family will receive friends beginning at 1:00pm on the day of the service. Sunshine was born November 2, 1958, to Francis and Doris Mathews. She attended Raytown South High School. Although she resided with her family in Kansas City, Sunshine most...
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Richard Lee Odor

February 10, 1928 - January 24, 2017

Richard Lee Odor, a longtime resident of Raytown Missouri, was born February 10, 1928 to Carlyle Kurtz Odor and Crystal (Ford) Odor in Columbia Missouri, and passed away on January 24, 2017 in Lees Summit Missouri. He was 88. A visitation will be held at 11 a.m on Saturday January 28th at Floral Hills in Kansas City, Missouri. Services will start at 12:00 p.m., immediately following the...
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Dixie Marie Swearngin

February 15, 1949 - January 24, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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William H. Turner

November 19, 1933 - January 23, 2017

William Turner, 83, passed away January 23, 2017. Visitation will be 11:00am, Friday, January 27, 2017, at Floral Hills, followed by funeral service at 12:00 Noon. Burial at Floral Hills.Bill was born November 19, 1933, in Hamblen County, TN, to James and Flossie Turner. Bill was a long-time service station owner with his best friend, Jack Taylor. He later retired from the Raytown School...
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Juanita E. Dahl

February 9, 1929 - January 23, 2017

Juanita E. Dahl, 89, passed away January 23, 2017. Juanita was born February 9, 1929. Survivors include 2 sons, Vincent and John Maggio. A graveside service will be held on Friday, January 27, 2017 at 11 am at Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, KS. She will be buried next to her late husband Earl Dahl.Condolences may be left at www.floralhillsfuneralhome.com.Arr.: D.W. Newcomer's...
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Nina L. Jarrett

June 13, 1933 - January 21, 2017

Nina Lou Jarrett, 83 died January 21, 2017 surrounded by family. Nina was born June 13, 1933. The third of five children to James and Gladys Stanback. She married Lester K. Jarrett in 1949. Nina was a lifelong resident of the Kansas City area. Her husband Lester and her oldest son Larry Jarrett preceded her in death. She is survived by three sons, Lester, Rex, Clint and his wife Cindy ; two...
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Arlevia Elaine MOORE

September 20, 1958 - January 20, 2017

ARLEVIA ELAINE MOOREArlevia E. Moore, 58, passed away January 20, 2017. Arlevia was born September 20, 1958. Survived by husband, Keith A. Moore a son, Keith A. Moore Jr (Jamaica), and six grandchildren. Condolences may be left at www.floralhillsfuneralhome.com.Arr.: D.W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Funeral Home, 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd., KCMO 64133 (816) 353-1218.
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Mary Virginia Hamilton

May 10, 1936 - January 20, 2017

Mary Virginia (McCollum) Hamilton, age 80, of KCMO, passed away on January 20, 2017. Funeral services will be at Fairview Christian Church in Gladstone on Thur., Jan. 26 at 10AM. Visitation 6-9PM on Wed., Jan. 25, also at the church. Burial at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.Memorial contributions may be made to Fairview Christian Church.Mary was preceded in death by her parents Raymond and Irene ...
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Russell Steven Adams

May 13, 1958 - January 19, 2017

Angels don't just live in Heaven - very often they are born right here on Earth to bless human beings. One such angel was born as a baby boy on May 13 of 1958 to parents (Dwight) Claude and Ruby (Tutor) Adams. They named their angelic son Russell Steven Adams but always known as "Rusty". Claude and Ruby were chosen by God to care for His angel, along with older sisters Karen and...
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Norma B. Zirkel

March 17, 1921 - January 19, 2017

NORMA B. ZIRKEL, 95, Passed Away Jan 19th 2017 Graveside Services 2:00pm Jan 23 at Floral Hills Cemetery. Arr.: D.W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Funeral Home, 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd., KCMO 64133 (816) 353-1218.
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Leonard L. Rowland

July 19, 1939 - January 18, 2017

Leonard L. Rowland, age 77, passed away January 18, 2017. Visitation will be on Sunday, January 22 from 4:00 – 6:00 pm with Funeral services on Monday, January 23rd, 10:00am at Floral Hills Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for contributions to Crossroads Hospice. Leonard was born July 19, 1939 to Warren and Violet Rowland. He enjoyed fishing with his brother Donnie, dirt...
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Shirley E. SMITH

April 25, 1935 - January 17, 2017

SHIRLEY SMITHShirley Smith was born 25 April, 1935, in Council Bluffs, Iowa. At 81 years of age she passed away 17 January, 2017. She was surrounded by her loving family. In remembrance you could see her love of family, friends, her church, as well as her community was infinite.Her heart was humble. She was quick to share a smile or share a kind word with anyone she met. She will be greatly...
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Kenneth Lee Carter

September 7, 1941 - January 15, 2017

Kenneth L. Carter, age 75, of Kansas City, MO, passed away on January 15, 2017. Memorial service at 10AM on Friday, Jan. 27, at Floral Hills Funeral Home.Kenneth Lee Carter was born September 7, 1941 in Kansas City, MO. He retired from Alcatel-Lucent after 31 years. He is survived by his wife of 50 years Kay Carter, daughters Robyn Carter of Kansas City, MO, and Shannon Carter of Lee’s...
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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

Felipe Eduardo Aparicio, of Raytown, Missouri, passed away on Sunday, January 15, 2017. Eduardo was born on June 14, 1946 in Oruro, Bolivia to parents Felipe and Bertha. He and his family moved to Cochabamba, Bolivia several years later, where he spent most of his childhood. After receiving the call to ministry, Eduardo went to San José, Costa Rica to study at the Seminario Bíblico...
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Michael Joseph Wasko

May 24, 1957 - January 14, 2017

MICHAEL JOSEPH WASKOMichael Wasko, 59, passed away January 14, 2017. His Celebration of Life service will be 12:00 Noon, Saturday, January, 21, 2017, at Floral Hills. Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Cathy; son, Shawn and his wife, Alex; brother, Scott; grandchildren: Brianna, Brayden, Jordanne and Colt. Mike was preceded in death by his parents: Thomas and Joann; and his brother, Greg....
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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 A. 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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