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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

Charles Ronald McGranahan

October 4, 1934 - May 20, 2017

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

August 29, 1923 - May 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Wilma Ard

January 18, 1923 - May 16, 2017

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

November 4, 1929 - May 15, 2017

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

November 24, 1947 - May 14, 2017

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

January 30, 1939 - May 14, 2017

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

February 5, 1947 - May 13, 2017

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

May 21, 1927 - May 13, 2017

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

October 8, 1925 - May 13, 2017

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

June 23, 1937 - May 11, 2017

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

September 29, 1925 - May 9, 2017

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

January 27, 1923 - May 9, 2017

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

June 30, 1928 - May 8, 2017

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

October 24, 1927 - May 7, 2017

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

October 27, 1921 - May 7, 2017

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

April 4, 1920 - May 4, 2017

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

December 25, 1936 - May 2, 2017

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

December 14, 1941 - May 2, 2017

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

February 5, 1937 - April 30, 2017

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

July 4, 1952 - April 30, 2017

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

April 29, 1937 - April 28, 2017

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

June 24, 1960 - April 27, 2017

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

October 25, 1932 - April 27, 2017

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

August 23, 1937 - April 27, 2017

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

March 21, 1929 - April 26, 2017

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

December 23, 1988 - April 26, 2017

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

December 7, 1927 - April 26, 2017

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

November 18, 1926 - April 26, 2017

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

December 30, 1922 - April 25, 2017

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

November 27, 1913 - April 24, 2017

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

November 6, 1963 - April 24, 2017

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

April 2, 1993 - April 22, 2017

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

August 9, 1929 - April 22, 2017

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

February 1, 1932 - April 21, 2017

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

September 9, 1940 - April 20, 2017

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

July 22, 1919 - April 19, 2017

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

October 11, 1925 - April 19, 2017

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

October 7, 1931 - April 19, 2017

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

January 10, 1934 - April 18, 2017

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

June 18, 1958 - April 18, 2017

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

March 3, 1946 - April 16, 2017

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

April 20, 1941 - April 15, 2017

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

December 10, 1939 - April 11, 2017

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

August 29, 1945 - April 9, 2017

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

March 4, 1990 - April 9, 2017

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

August 16, 1968 - April 7, 2017

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

August 9, 1954 - April 6, 2017

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

January 24, 1933 - April 4, 2017

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

September 20, 1927 - April 2, 2017

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

October 9, 1921 - April 1, 2017

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

January 4, 1932 - March 30, 2017

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

December 26, 1919 - March 30, 2017

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

October 10, 1926 - March 29, 2017

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

April 1, 1931 - March 29, 2017

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

May 27, 1939 - March 29, 2017

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

December 12, 1921 - March 28, 2017

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

December 24, 1927 - March 28, 2017

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

March 16, 1967 - March 27, 2017

Valerie A. Starr Age 50 Passed Away Mar 27, 2017 Funeral Mass Mar 31, 2017 Time 10:00 AM at St Regis Catholic Church. Arr, by Floral Hills Funeral Home 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd. KCMO 816-353- 1218
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Georgia L. Graven

August 6, 1929 - March 26, 2017

Georgia Graven, passed away at her home on March 26, 2017.Visitation will be 1:00pm, Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at Floral Hills. Georgia was preceded in death by her husband, Leon; her daughter, Pamela Huntsman; and her grandson, Sean Graven.She is survived by her three sons: Eddie, Terry and Mark Graven; five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.Fond memories and condolences for the family...
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Lois E. Carlson-Theilmann

September 16, 1927 - March 24, 2017

Lois E. Carlson - Theilmann finished her job here on March 24th. She loved Kansas City, moving here from Ohio following college. Survivors are daughter Sharon Koch and husband Jim. Their daughter Sara and husband Andy Nelson, two granddaughters, Emily and Skippy Luster plus two great granddaughters. Husband Carl Carlson and daughter Carol Luster preceded her earlier. Lois enjoyed her employment...
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Donald E. Gordon

May 21, 1921 - March 23, 2017

Donald E. Gordon, 95, passed away Thursday, March 23, 2017, at St. Luke’s Plaza Hospital. Funeral services will be 10:00am, Friday, March 31, 2017, at Floral Hills Funeral Home. Visitation will be at 6-8pm, Thursday, March 30, at the chapel. Don was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth Jewel Eastman Gordon; second wife, Mary Lenners Gordon; third wife of 50 years, Marlene Sullivan...
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Audrey I. Miller

June 6, 1921 - March 23, 2017

Audrey I. Miller, 95, passed away March 23, 2017. Graveside services will be held at Floral Hills Funeral Home at Friday, March 31, 2017 10:00 am Audrey was born June 6, 1921 in Arkansas City, Kansas. She was the only child of George and Viola Driver. She was married 71 years to Albert “Buddy” Miller until his death in 2009. Audrey is survived by her daughter, Georgia Reed and her...
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Judith Diane Searcy

February 6, 1950 - March 22, 2017

Judith Diane Searcy passed away March 22, 2017 surrounded by loved ones. Visitation will be at Floral Hills Funeral Home on Monday, March 27 at 1:00pm followed by funeral services at 2:00pm. Burial will be at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to St. Luke’s Hospice House, 3516 Summit, Kansas City, MO. Judi was born February 6, 1950...
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Jerry F. Brown

September 17, 1930 - March 22, 2017

Jerry F. Brown passed away peacefully 3/22/2017 surrounded by loved ones. Visitation will be held at Floral Hills Funeral Home on Sunday, 3/26 at 1:00pm with funeral services following at 2:00pm. Burial will be at the Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorial contributions to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in honor of Jerry’s great grandson, Kavan...
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Nola Day

September 14, 1915 - March 22, 2017

Nola Day, 101, passed away March 22, 2017 at the Independent Chateau of Independence, MO. Nola was born September 14, 1915 in Lebonon, MO, the daughter of Arthur and Essie (Breakfield) O’Quinn. Nola married Eldon Hall on July 11, 1936, to this union, one daughter was born, Dana Gobble. Eldon preceded her in death on April 21, 1954. She later married Theron Day of Marshfield, MO., on June 17...
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Sherry Lynn Miller

May 28, 1953 - March 20, 2017

Sherry Lynn Miller, age 63, of Merriam, KS, passed away on March 20, 2017. Visitation at 11AM on Saturday, April 8, with memorial service at 12PM at Floral Hills Funeral Home. Entombment at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.Sherry was preceded in death by her husband Dwight “Chip” Miller III, her mother and step-father, Wathena and Bob Baldus, her father, Alden Smith, and her sister,...
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Robert W. HAZLETT

March 1, 1954 - March 20, 2017

ROBERT WAYNE HAZLETTRobert (Bob) Hazlett of Peculiar, MO passed away on March 20, 2017. Visitation will be Saturday, March 25 from 1:00-2:00 pm with funeral service at 2:00 pm at Floral Hills Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.Bob was born on March 1, 1954 in Independence, MO. He was a quiet man who loved to read. He grew up in South Kansas City, MO and graduated...
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Delia Thompson

October 12, 1923 - March 19, 2017

Delia J. Thompson, 93 of Independence passed away March 19, 2017. Delia was born October 12, 1923. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Alfred Thompson and daughter, Loretta Smith. Delia is survived by her daughter, Deanna Cross; 9 grandchildren, Carolyn Brasfield, Mark Johnson, Randy Johnson, Michael Harrelson, Leanna Harrelson-Atterbury, Brenda Coon, Alan Smith, Jr., Robert...
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Theresa Wavada

June 21, 1955 - March 17, 2017

Theresa Marie (Norton) Wavada, of Lee’s Summit MO, died early in the morning of Friday, March 17, 2017 at the age of 61. She died peacefully at home under hospice care. A visitation will be held Tuesday, March 21 at 5:00pm at Floral Hills Funeral Home 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd KCMO; and a memorial service will begin at 6:00pm following the visitation hour. A private burial will be held at a...
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Mildred H. Curtis

December 6, 1930 - March 14, 2017

Mildred H. "Mickey" Curtis left us the afternoon of March 14, 2017 after a courageous and hard-fought battle with cancer. She was born December 6, 1930 in Des Moines, Iowa and moved to the Kansas City area as a child. She married Elmer W. Curtis on September 16, 1949 and together they began their journey to span 67 years. She was preceded in death by her oldest son, William "Bill...
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Robert L. Long

December 30, 1947 - March 14, 2017

ROBERT LYNN LONGRobert Lynn Long, age 69, of Warrensburg, MO, passed away on March 14, 2017. Funeral at 12PM on Friday at Floral Hills Funeral Home. Visitation at 11AM. Burial at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.Bob was preceded in death by his parents Fred & Beverly.He is survived by his wife of 46 years Judy Long; children Shawn Long (Judy) and Heather Robinson (Robb); step daughter Wendy...
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Margaret Brown

February 28, 1928 - March 13, 2017

Margaret Pierce Brown, age 89, of Pleasant Hill, MO, passed away on March 13, 2017. Funeral at 2PM on Monday, March 20 with visitation at 1PM at Floral Hills Funeral Home. Burial at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.Margaret was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years Wallace C. Brown Sr., brothers Rex and Arthur Pierce, and sisters Bertha Williams, Noreen Pierce, Ruth Scott.She is survived by...
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Ruth Elizabeth Bienfang

August 7, 1927 - March 13, 2017

Ruth Bienfang, a long-time resident of Blue Springs, MO, died Monday, March 13th at Shangri-La Living Center in Blue Springs.Born August 7, 1927, in Kansas City, MO, Ruth worked for Southwest Bell Phone Company for 37 ½ years. On March 17, 1956, she was united in marriage to Donald Bienfang in Kansas City, and they enjoyed 60 wonderful years together.Ruth loved dressing to the “nines...
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Lois Jane Cederburg

August 18, 1924 - March 12, 2017

Lois Jane Cederburg, age 92, passed away March 12, 2017. Visitation will begin at 1:00pm, with funeral services at 2:00pm, Friday, March 17, 2017, at Floral Hills Funeral Home, 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd., Kansas City MO, (816) 353-1218.
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Frank J. Kandlbinder

October 2, 1919 - March 11, 2017

FRANK KANDLBINDERFrank Kandlbinder passed away on March 11, 2017.Frank was born October 3, 1919 to parents Adolf Kandlbinder and Teresa Moser. He had three sisters, Ann, Frieda, and Marge. Frank was a Catholic and served as an altar boy at Saint Agnes Church. As a child he worked as a caddy at a golf course; this became one of his loves in life. He was the captain of the golf team at Rosedale...
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Viola Patton

August 10, 1917 - March 11, 2017

Viola Patton, 99, passed away, March 11, 2017 at Life Care Center of Osawatomie. Viola was born August 10, 1917 the daughter of Clarence and Libby (Houk) French. She was preceded in death by her husband, Phillip Patton, three brothers, three sisters, two children, David Patton and Florence Parker. Viola is survived by her son, Phillip (Sonny) Patton and wife Sue; a daughter, Phyllis Stevens,...
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George Pulley

January 10, 1927 - March 10, 2017

George E. Pulley, 90, passed away March 10, 2017 at his home in Mission, KS. George was born January 10, 1927 in Santa Ana, CA. He is the son of F.T. and Margaret Pulley. He married Mary Ann (Arnold) Pulley. She preceded him in death on October 3, 2010. George owned and operated his own floral business, Pulley Brothers Wholesale Florist for 56 years in the Kansas City area. In addition to his...
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Logan Matthew Johnson

January 4, 2011 - March 9, 2017

Logan Matthew Johnson, Age 6, went to be with the Lord on March 9, 2017 peacefully. He was born January 4, 2011 to Aaron and Christina Johnson of Independence, MO. He is survived by his parents, brother, Tommy Johnson, brother, Conner Johnson and sister, Savannah Johnson as well as countless others. His smile and infectious laughter will swell in the hearts of all who loved him. Fond memories and...
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Grant A. Decker

May 1, 1941 - March 8, 2017

Grant A. "Guy" "Duck" Decker, age 75, was promoted to glory March 8, 2017. Memorial services will be 2:00pm, Sunday, March 12, 2017, at Bethel Baptist Church, 2406 S. M-291, Independence, MO 64057. He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce L. Decker; his parents; one sister and four brothers. He is survived by three sons and their spouses, and one daughter and her spouse;...
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Charles F. Barnett

March 18, 1930 - March 7, 2017

Charles F. Barnett, Jr., age 86, passed away March 7, 2017 at his home. Visitation will be Friday, March 17th from 5:00pm – 7:00pm at Floral Hills Funeral Home. Graveside Services will follow at the Floral Hills Memorial Gardens on Saturday at 10:00am.Chuck was born March 18, 1930 in Kansas City, MO to Charlie and Ola Barnett. After high school, he worked for Hallmark for a few years until...
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Keith Ray Chastain

March 11, 1953 - March 7, 2017

Keith Ray Chastain, 63, of Lone Jack, MO, passed away at his home on March 7, 2017. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Raytown Christian Church, 6108 Blue Ridge Blvd, Raytown, MO 64133. Keith was born on March 11, 1953, to Estel Parks and Lolita Nadine (Lovell) Chastain, and grew up in Raytown, Missouri. He is preceded in death by his parents, and is...
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Jerry L. Huffman

November 26, 1946 - March 7, 2017

Jerry L. Huffman, age 70, of Lee’s Summit, MO, went to be with Jesus on Tuesday, March 7, 2017. Visitation 6-8PM on Tuesday, March 14, at Floral Hills Funeral Home.Jerry was born in Lexington, KY, and grew up in Lancaster, KY. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He was a wonderful Christian man who loved the Lord and was a member of First Baptist Church of Raytown, MO. He...
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Earl Charles England

August 1, 1931 - March 7, 2017

Earl C. England “Bud”, Jr., 85 of Rocky Mount, MO passed away Tuesday, March 7, 2017 with his children by his side. He was born August 1, 1931 in Kansas City, Kansas, to Earl C. England, Sr., and Jane F. (Glenn) England. He married Barbara Bell (Bible) England on February 15, 1957.Left to honor him is, his son, Dennis England and daughter, Kathy England-Lynch as well as his...
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Lois Jeanne Slate

December 2, 1929 - March 7, 2017

LOIS JEAN SLATELois Jean Slate, 87, peacefully passed at son, Delbert and daughter-in-law, Judy’s home on March 7, 2017. Services Sat, March 11, 2017; visitation at 1pm, funeral at 2pm, with burial at Floral Hills Funeral Home, 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd., KCMO, (816) 353-1218.
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Paul Edward Mason

March 27, 1927 - March 6, 2017

Paul Edward "Pete" Mason, 89, passed away March 6, 2017. Funeral service will be 10am, Saturday, March 11, 2017, at Floral Hills. Visitation will be Friday evening, 6-9pm, at the funeral home. Paul was born March 27, 1927, to Dewey and Lola Mason, in Gallatin, MO. He was a member of Local #101 Operating Engineers for 50+ years. He was a member of Masonic Lodge #522. He was preceded in...
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Barbara June Simsheuser

January 28, 1941 - March 4, 2017

Barbara June Simsheuser 76 of Kansas City Mo pass to Heaven on March 4, 2017 Barbara was born January 28, 1941 to the late Loyd and Irene Hartwig of Pittsburgh Kansas, soon after high school she moved to the ...
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Robert Daniel Miller

July 16, 1941 - March 3, 2017

Robert Daniel Miller, age 75, of Independence, MO, passed away on March 3, 2017. Services are to be held privately.Bob was preceded in death by his parents, sister, and brother.He is survived by his wife of 56 years Donna Lee; daughters Justine Lee Clark (George) of Kansas City, MO, Teresa Ann Allen (Steve) of Independence, MO, Shelley Kay Miller (Toney) of Independence, MO; 6 grandkids and 4...
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David Clark NOLTE

August 21, 1950 - March 3, 2017

David Clark Nolte, age 66, passed away 3/3/17. Visitation will be Thursday, 3/9/17 from 1:00 – 2:00 pm with Funeral services at 2:00pm at Floral Hills Funeral Home. David was born August 21, 1950. He was preceded in death by his father, Gerard Nolte. David is survived by his mother Wanda Notle, son David Nolte Jr., brother Steve (Christine) and nephew Christopher Nolte.
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William W. Brentlinger

September 23, 1927 - March 1, 2017

Dr. William Wallace Brentlinger, 89, passed away March 1st, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. He is preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Ruth Brentlinger. He is survived by his sister, Frances Joiner, his two sons, William and John, their wives Kristin and Lorri, grandchildren, Tyler, Lauren, Anderson, Damon and four great grandchildren.Wallace was born in Sapulpa, OK. He married...
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Ernest Gayle BLUNK

April 1, 1934 - February 28, 2017

Ernest Gayle Blunk, age 82 of Kansas City, MO, passed away on February 28, 2017, at his home from natural causes. He was preceded in death by the love of his life Virginia Lee Blunk, on February 7, 2012. He and Virginia became neighbors when their parents moved their families to 58th Terrace in Kansas City, MO and they attended Southeast High School together. They married on October, 9, 1953 and...
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Richard Denny

December 4, 1951 - February 28, 2017

RICHARD CARROLL DENNYRichard “Rich” C. Denny, age 65, of Independence, MO, passed away on February 28, 2017, at home from natural causes. Funeral at 12pm, Saturday, March 4, at Floral Hills Funeral Home. Visitation at 11am. Burial at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.Richard was born December 4th, 1951 in Kansas City, MO.He retired from Batesville Casket Co., was an avid sports fan and...
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Robert Brian Pugh

December 22, 1955 - February 28, 2017

A Life Well Loved.Robert Brian Pugh, age 61, went to be with Jesus on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 after a fatal car accident.Brian was born on December 22, 1955, in Kansas City, MO, to Bob and Alice Pugh. He had one younger sister, Sherrie Lindsey. Sherrie resides in a Lees Summit, MO, with her husband Bill.Brian is survived by his wife, Cindy; his sons Stephen and David Pugh; his daughters Lauren...
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Roger W. WOOD

December 20, 1943 - February 28, 2017

Roger Wood, 74, passed away on February 28th at North Kansas City Hospital. He was born on December 20, 1943 in Kansas City to Mervil and Dorothy Wood of Brookfield, MO. Visitation will be from 1:00 – 2:00 pm with funeral services at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, March 7th at Floral Hills Funeral Home. Roger graduated from North Kansas City High School and attended Kansas City Junior College. He...
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Zola Jean Carey

July 31, 1934 - February 28, 2017

JEAN CAREYJean Carey, age 82, of Blue Springs, MO, passed away on February 28, 2017. Funeral at 2PM on Sat. March 4, with visitation at 1PM at Floral Hills. Burial at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.Jean is preceded in death by her son John Wall, daughter Karen Wall, and 4 brothers.She is survived by her husband Harold of the home; daughter Erma Joy Garrett of Nevada, MO, Nancy A. Ritchie of WA; 6...
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Eugene E. Kearney

July 31, 1936 - February 28, 2017

EUGENE E. KEARNEYEugene E. Kearney, age 80, of Blue Springs, MO, passed away February 28, 2017. Visitation 1PM on Fri., Mar. 3, at Floral Hills. Graveside 2PM Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, (816) 353-1218.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or Crossroads Hospice.
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Pamela Greenlease Gregory

June 3, 1971 - February 27, 2017

Pamela Greenlease Gregory, 45, passed away February 27, 2017. Celebration of Life service will be 2:30pm, Sunday, March 12th, 2017, at Floral Hills. Family will receive friends beginning one hour prior to services.Survivors include her husband, Allan Gregory; father, Paul Robert Greenlease Jr.; mother, Diane Pytel Jackson; brother and his wife, Paul Robert and Sally Greenlease; uncle, and his...
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Judith E. Milberger

October 28, 1939 - February 27, 2017

Judith E. MilbergerOctober 28th, 1939-February 27th, 2017 Judith Milberger was born October 28th, 1939 in Ottawa, KS to John and Maxine Parrott. At a young age, her family moved to Union, MO and later relocated to Villa Ridge, MO because of her father's job. She attended school from grades 1st through 8th there, until she moved to Washington, MO for high school. Judi graduated in 1957 from...
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Joyce L. NEALE

November 12, 1938 - February 25, 2017

Joyce L. Neale (Johnson)Joyce Lee was born to Hazel (Owens) and Floyd Johnson on Nov. 12, 1938 in Kansas City, MO. She grew up to go to Northeast High School where she met Fred Neale whom she fell madly in love with and married on Feb. 25, 1956. They had two sons, Stephen Michael (Nov. 22, 1956) and Timothy Mark (Dec. 7, 1958). Sadly, both sons would precede her in death, Steve May 9, 2016 and...
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Joyce L. Neale

November 12, 1938 - February 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Joyce Decker

August 15, 1944 - February 24, 2017

Joyce Decker, age 72, of Independence, MO, passed away February 24, 2017. Visitation will be 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Thursday, March 2, 2017, at Floral Hills Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 11:00 am, Friday, March 3rd, 2017, at Lees Summit Baptist Temple, 2614 NW Chipman, Rd., Lees Summit, MO 64081. Joyce was preceded in death by her first husband, Mike L. Kloiber; her daughter, Tammy...
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