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Floral Hills Funeral Home and Cemetery

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

At Floral Hills Funeral Home & Cemetery, we offer complete funeral services and cemetery options for all faiths. We are proud to also offer aftercare services including community bereavement programs. Our spacious 14,000-square-foot funeral home includes four visitation rooms, two arrangement rooms and a chapel that can accommodate 150 guests. Burial options include traditional ground burial, mausoleum entombment, cremation niches and scattering gardens. Fifteen different statues/monuments are located throughout the cemetery on 130 acres of ground, and our Memorial Day flag display is the largest in the United States. Ample parking is also available to accommodate friends and family.

Families can be assured that they will receive personalized, individual attention when making arrangements with Floral Hills Funeral Home and Cemetery. Our professional and caring staff members understand that the loss of a loved one is a very personal experience, and are here to help. At Floral Hills, we believe that every life is unique, and every funeral should be too. We celebrate life. And for those who like to plan ahead, we offer The Simplicity Plan® prearrangement program—an easy way to handle an important responsibility.


Our Obituaries

William F. Hendrix

September 12, 1923 - June 30, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Cecil J. Sears

September 3, 1924 - June 30, 2015

CECIL J. SEARSCecil J. Sears, 90 years old, passed away June 30, 2015 in Liberty, MO. Cecil was born September 3, 1924 the son of Frank R. and Lola Sears. He served his country in the United States Army. He is survived by his life partner and best friend James R. Starks, Jr. They shared 30 years together, and he will be greatly missed. Visitation will be Tuesday, July 7, 2015 from 9:00 until...
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Robert O. Raupp

December 5, 1920 - June 29, 2015

ROBERT O. RAUPPRobert O. Raupp, 94, of Leawood, Kansas, passed away June 29, 2015. Visitation will held on Thursday, July 2nd from 9-10 am, with funeral services starting at 10:00 am at Newcomer’s Floral Hills Funeral Home. Burial follows immediately afterward at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. Bob was born December 5, 1920, in Kansas City, Missouri, the fourth child of Phillip and...
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Eunice I. Stober

August 7, 1930 - June 28, 2015

Eunice Parks Stober1930 - 2015Eunice Stober of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, formerly of Kansas City, Missouri passed away on June 28, 2015 at St Luke’s East Hospital after suffering a sudden heart attack. Eunice was born on August 7, 1930 in Kansas City, Missouri to Otis and Zula Parks. Eunice attended Southwest High School whereupon graduation she worked as a manual elevator operator...
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James E. Morris

October 10, 1926 - June 28, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Ruth Welch

February 25, 1935 - June 28, 2015

RUTH WELCHRuth Welch, 80 years old, passed away June 28, 2015 at the Kansas City Hospice House. Ruth was born February 25, 1935 in East Prussia, the daughter of Otto and Lydia Dumasch. Ruth came to America in 1959 and started a new life at the age of 24. She was a very talented woman who volunteered her time crafting hundreds of blankets, hats and scarves for those in need. Ruth was a very...
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George William Watson

June 20, 1939 - June 28, 2015

GEORGE WILLIAM WATSONGeorge William “G.W.” Watson, age 76, of Raytown, MO, passed away on June 28, 2015. Graveside service with military honors to be held at 2:30PM on Tuesday, July 7, at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.George was preceded in death by his sister Margaret Langly and baby brother Frank.He is survived by his sisters Barbara Jackson of Kansas City, MO, Marlene Eagan of...
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Janet Recob

March 27, 1958 - June 26, 2015

JANET MARIE (FORSYTHE) RECOB1958 – 2015Janet M. Recob, 57, passed away on Friday, June 26, 2015, surrounded by loved ones. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 from 9:00a.m. to 10:00a.m. at Floral Hills Funeral Home, with services to follow. Janet was born on March 27, 1958, to Allan ‘Gene’ G. and Helen V. (Fortin) Forsythe in Kansas City, Missouri. She attended...
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Dora Kirk

August 5, 1932 - June 25, 2015

Dora E (Park) Kirk, age 82 passed away at the home on Thursday, June 25, 2015. The Visitation will be held on Monday, June 29, 2015 at 10:00 am with a Mass of Christitan Burial at 11:00 am at St. John Frances Regis, 8941 James A. Reed Rd. Burial will follow at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers the family sugest donataions to the American Heart Assoc or to the Church. Dora was...
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Evelyn M. Kerns

June 5, 1920 - June 24, 2015

EVELYN KERNSEvelyn Kerns, 95, passed away June 24, 2015. Visitation will be 1:00pm, Tuesday, June 30 2015. Funeral service will be June 30 2015 at 2:00 pm. Burial will follow at Floral Hills.Evelyn was born in Kansas City, Mo on June 5, 1920, where she lived for a time before she moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico with her family where she met her husband and had 4 children. Later she moved to...
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Alice A. Gamber

December 6, 1932 - June 24, 2015

ALICE A. (WALTON)GAMBERAlice (Walton) Gamber passed away at her home in Raytown on June 24, 2015, surrounded by her two daughters and loved ones. She was preceded in death by her husband Alvin “Warren” Gamber, Jr., Mother Nell Walton, brother “Bud” Walton and sister Joann Walton all of Sedalia and Margaret Hammond of Washington. She is survived by 2 daughters Brenda Dannar...
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Sharon Elizabeth McIntosh

August 17, 1943 - June 24, 2015

Sharon Elizabeth McIntosh, a young 72, of Raytown, Missouri, lost to cancer on June 24, 2015, after a four-year-long battle. Her passing came a short three months after the loss of her big brother Kenneth, who was nine years older. Sharon was born in 1943 in Mobile, Alabama, to Robert and Mary Irene Williamson. Her life’s path led to studies in criminal justice and the Italian language and...
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Janice Elaine Sternecker

September 9, 1945 - June 23, 2015

JANICE ELAINE STERNECKERJanice Elaine Sternecker, 69, passed away at her home June 23, 2015. Jan fought a courageous battle with COPD and CHF. Services will be held 2:00pm, Friday, July 3, 2015, at Floral Hills Funeral Home, with visitation beginning at 1:00pm. Jan worked at the Hickman Mills Clinic, The Jones Store and later retired from the Dept of Treasury. Jan was a very kind and loving...
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Rudolph A. Zimmerman

June 16, 1926 - June 20, 2015

RUDOLPH A. ZIMMERMANNRudolph A. Zimmermann, 89, of Greenwood, MO, passed away Saturday, June 20, 2015. Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 25th from 11-12 pm at Newcomer’s Floral Hills Funeral Home with funeral services starting at 12:00 pm. Burial to follow at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. Rudy was born on June 16, 1926 in Moberly, Missouri. He was married to Patricia S. Harrison...
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Verle F. Bell

August 22, 1919 - June 17, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Arthur Harold Bratt

August 5, 1930 - June 17, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Helen Baker

March 28, 1918 - June 16, 2015

HELEN M. BAKERHelen M. Baker, 97, passed away June 16, 2015 at the Kansas City Hospice House. Helen was born March 28, 1918 in Lee, IL, the daughter of John and Nettie Malmberg, and had lived in Kansas City since 1955.She graduated from the University of Illinois in 1941 where she was a member of Mortar Board national honorary. She received her Master’s degree in library science in 1952 and...
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James M. Patterson

October 11, 1934 - June 16, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Frieda Emilie Lohman

December 13, 1916 - June 15, 2015

FRIEDA E. LOHMANFrieda E. Lohman passed away June 16, 2015. Visitation will begin at 1:00pm, Friday, June 19, 2015, followed by a prayer service at 1:30 and then burial, all at Floral Hills. She was born on a farm in rural Wyandotte County, KS, to August & Bertha Burandt. Frieda attended the one room Walker Grade School, graduating as Valedictorian. A graduate of Bonner Springs High School,...
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Virginia M. Parker

August 16, 1915 - June 15, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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William P. Woodward

April 3, 1917 - June 14, 2015

WILLIAM P. WOODWARDWilliam P.(Woody)Woodward, 98 passed away in his sleep Sunday, June 14, 2015 joining those who went before him. William was born April 3, 1917 in Anderson, MO the son of Thomas P. and Rachel Ruth Woodward. He is preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Elsie (Holtcamp) Woodward, Two granddaughters, Teresa M. VanDeVyvere and Kimberly Jean Foster. He is survived by his daughter...
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Violet May Payne

September 23, 1918 - June 14, 2015

VIOLET M. PAYNEViolet M. Payne, age 96, passed away on June 14, 2015. Funeral 2PM Thursday, June 18 at Floral Hills, visitation 1PM. Burial at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.She was born in Stockton, California, and moved to the area in 1925. She worked for Lloyd Ketcham olds for 11 years and retired from Midwest Finance in 1986. She was a member of Beaumont Baptist Church, Kansas City, MO. She...
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Joan Marie Mills

November 19, 1926 - June 12, 2015

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

August 20, 1945 - June 12, 2015

Edward E. Thomas, 69, of Sugar Creek, MO, passed away June 12, 2015. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 16th from 6-8 pm at Newcomer’s Floral Hills Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 17th at 10:00 am, also at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. Ed was born to Gay & Letha Thomas. Ed was a 1963 graduate of Van...
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Nancy Marguerite Woody

October 31, 1922 - June 12, 2015

Nancy Marguerite Woody, passed away on June 12, 2015 in Las Vegas, NV, at the age of 92. She was born on October 31, 1922 in Fulton County, Arkansas, the daughter of Farce Hammond and Myrtle Drusilla Foster. In September 1940, she married Randle Woody. In late 1943, they moved to West Plains, MO with an infant daughter, where a second daughter and a son were born. Randle was working as a...
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Jo Pauline Downum

August 6, 1932 - June 12, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Jesse Wayne Kitchen

June 11, 2015

JESSE W. & LaVERNE KITCHENJesse W. Kitchen, 84, and LaVerne Kitchen, 82, of Peculiar, MO, passed away June 11, 2015. Visitation 7-8PM Mon., June 15, Bethlehem Lutheran, 310 Johnston Pkwy, Raymore, MO 64083. Graveside 10AM, Tuesday, June 16 Floral Hills East, Lee’s Summit. Funeral to follow at 11:30AM at church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bethlehem Lutheran.
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LaVerne Kitchen

August 1, 1932 - June 11, 2015

JESSE W. & LaVERNE KITCHENJesse W. Kitchen, 84, and LaVerne Kitchen, 82, of Peculiar, MO, passed away June 11, 2015. Visitation 7-8PM Mon., June 15, Bethlehem Lutheran, 310 Johnston Pkwy, Raymore, MO 64083. Graveside 10AM, Tuesday, June 16 Floral Hills East, Lee’s Summit. Funeral to follow at 11:30AM at church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bethlehem Lutheran.
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Margaret M. Crane

May 21, 1919 - June 10, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Frances Meyers

December 28, 1936 - June 10, 2015

Frances M. MeyersFrances M. Meyers, 78 passed away June 10, 2015. Visitation will be Monday, June 15, 2015 at St. John Francis Regis Catholic Church from 9 until service time at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. Condolences may be left at www.floralhillsfuneralhome.com.Arr. D.W. Newcomer’s Sons Floral Hills Funeral Home, 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd., KCMO, (816) 353-1218.
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Donald Matthew Hudson

April 29, 1964 - June 9, 2015

DONALD MATTHEW HUDSONDonald M. (Donny) Hudson of Blue Springs, MO, born April 29, 1964, in Kansas City, MO, passed gently in his sleep June 9, 2015. Donny has joined his proud and loving parents, Donald and Margaret Hudson, who preceded him in the last decade in his new spiritual home. Donny was a proud graduate of Loretto Academy, 1983, and a man of enthusiasm, fun and zest. Don was a loving,...
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Willard C. Johnson

September 25, 1920 - June 9, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Verlee F. Harbaugh

August 1, 1921 - June 7, 2015

VERLEE FRANCIS HARBAUGHVerlee Francis Harbaugh, 93, passed away at Rosewood Health Center at the Groves on June 7, 2015. Visitation will be at Floral Hills Funeral Home Monday, June 15, 2015 from 1 p.m. until service time at 2 p.m. Burial will follow. Verlee was born August 1, 1921 to Dr. Roy and Wilma Anderson. In 1937, she married the love of her life Del Harbaugh, enjoying 63 wonderful years...
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Justin Neal Dix

February 18, 1930 - June 6, 2015

Justin Neal Dix, 85, Kansas City, MO passed away June 6, 2015. Memorial services will be held 10AM Sat. June 13, 2015 at Pleasant Grove Bible Church 4916 Lee’s Summit Rd KCMO 64136. Memorial Visitation will be from 6-9PM Friday at the church.Arrangements D.W. Newcomer’s Sons Floral Hills Funeral Home (816)353-1218.
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Lillian Frances Thomas

January 15, 1922 - June 6, 2015

LILLIAN F. THOMASLillian F. Thomas, 93, of Raytown, MO, passed away June 6, 2015. Visitation on Wednesday, June 10, 5-7PM with Rosary at 5PM at Floral Hills Funeral Home. Visitation at 11AM on Thursday, June 11, at Our Lady of Lourdes Church followed by Funeral Mass at 12PM. Burial at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Raytown, MO.Lillian was preceded in death by her high school sweetheart and husband of 45...
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David A. Kirkland

January 11, 1951 - June 4, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Ana Velasquez

December 22, 1950 - June 3, 2015

ANA VELASQUEZAna Velasquez, 64 passed away June 3, 2015. Ana was born December 22, 1950 in El Salvador the daughter of Jerman and Rosaura G. Cea. She is preceded in death by a son, Manuel A. De Leon. Ana is survived by her husband Miguel A. Velasquez; two children, Nuria (De Leon) Higgins (Angel O.) and Miguel A. Velasquez (Whitney); a step daughter, Claudia Velasquez; a sister and four brothers;...
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Ronald Dale Hauk

January 26, 1950 - June 3, 2015

Memorial service for Chief Master Sergeant Ronald D. Hauk, Retired U. S. Air Force, 65, will be held Friday, June 12, 2:00 PM at Floral Hills Funeral Home at 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd, Raytown, MO 64133. Burial will follow directly after at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens with full military honors. The family will receive friends directly after at the home of his wife, Sandra Hauk. Ron passed away on...
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Anne M. Lampton

September 21, 1934 - June 2, 2015

ANNE M LAMPTONAnne Lampton, 80, passed away June 2, 2015. Memorial service will be 2:00PM, Friday, June 5, 2015, at Floral Hills. Family will receive friends beginning at 1pm. She grew up in Butte, Montana, where she was a member of the First Baptist Church of Butte, Montana. She participated in Brownies and Girl Scouts. She was always a straight A student, and a member of the National Honor...
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James L. Mauldin

September 4, 1928 - June 1, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Rudolph D. Rohner

March 17, 1922 - May 30, 2015

Rudolph D. Rohner, 93, of Lee’s Summit, MO, passed away May 30, 2015. He is not dead; he is resting in the bosom of Jesus. Visitation will be on Wednesday, June 3rd from 10-11:00 am at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 700 NE Chipman Rd., Lee’s Summit, MO with funeral services starting at 11:00 am. Burial will follow at the Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. Rudolph was born in Kansas City...
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Karen Brown

February 25, 1939 - May 28, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Ivan Ubben

November 26, 1935 - May 28, 2015

Ivan E. Ubben, 79 passed away peacefully Thursday, May 28, 2015 with family by his side. Ivan was born November 26, 1935 the son of Mahlon and Caroline Ubben in Marshall County, KS. He grew up on a farm in Beattie, Kansas and graduated as a Beattie High School Tiger in 1953. He met his “best girlfriend ever”, Ardith A. Justis, while in high school and she became his wife of 60...
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Hope Speake

April 21, 1940 - May 27, 2015

HOPE SPEAKEHope Speake, 75 of Blue Springs, MO passed away May 27, 2015. Hope was born April 21, 1940. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Condolences may be left at www.floralhillsfuneralhome.com.Arr. D.W. Newcomer’s Sons Floral Hills Funeral Home, 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd., KCMO, (816) 353-1218.
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Ronnie D. Mayhew

May 13, 1950 - May 24, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Eugene Glenn Mitchell

November 7, 1927 - May 24, 2015

EUGENE GLENN “MITCH” MITCHELLEugene Glenn “Mitch” Mitchell, 87, passed away May 24, 2015. Funeral service will be 12 Noon, Friday, May 29, 2015, at Floral Hills. Burial will follow. Visitation will be Thursday May 28, 5-7pm, at the chapel. He was born November 7, 1927 and raised on a farm in Kentucky. Mitch served his country in both the Army and Air Force, retiring at the...
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James Broyles

April 10, 1929 - May 21, 2015

JAMES KELLY BROYLESJames Kelly Broyles, 86, of Lee’s Summit, MO, passed away peacefully at home with family on May 21, 2015. A private family graveside service will be held at the Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. Jim is survived by his wife Miriam of 57 years, daughters Kimberlee Thomasson and Merrilyn Wise, 3 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren and one on the way. In lieu of flowers,...
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Leona M. Hastert

April 29, 1924 - May 21, 2015

Leona Margaret HastertAfter a long and happy life, Leona Hastert, 91, of Raytown, Missouri passed away on Thursday, March 21, 2015. Mass of the Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, March 29, 2015 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Visitation will be held at Floral Hills Funeral Home, Kansas City, Missouri from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday,...
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George Paul Hart

October 22, 1915 - May 20, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Carrie S. Cole

November 13, 1915 - May 20, 2015

CARRIE SHOUSE COLECarrie Shouse Cole, 99, of Kansas City, MO passed away May 20, 2015. Visitation will be from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. May 26, 2015 at Klingner-Cope Funeral Home in Springfield, MO with graveside services following in White Chapel Memorial Gardens. In Lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Village Hospice Fund, 600 N.W. Pryor Rd, Lee’s Summit, Mo 64081. Survived by 1...
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Cleo H. Henderson

September 13, 1925 - May 20, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Glenda Carole Jeannin

June 8, 1935 - May 18, 2015

GLENDA CAROLE JEANNINGlenda Carole Jeannin, 79, of Kansas City, MO, passed away May 18, 2015. Funeral to be held at 2PM on Wednesday, May 27, at Floral Hills Funeral Home. Visitation 6-8PM on Tuesday, May 26. Burial to follow at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.Carole, wife, mother, grandma, caretaker, therapist, and friend-finally at rest with her loving husband, Norman. In lieu of flowers,...
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William A. Hooper

December 9, 1932 - May 17, 2015

William Arthur Hooper, 82, of Clinton, MO, passed away May 17, 2015. Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 21st at Newcomer’s Floral Hills Funeral Home from 1-2 pm with funeral services starting at 2 pm. Burial will follow in the Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. William served in the US Army and retired from the KCFD. He leaves behind his wife Astrid, children and grandchildren. ...
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Charles Kilbury

November 8, 1939 - May 16, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Earl Lee Potter

July 26, 1928 - May 16, 2015

EARL LEE POTTEREarl Lee Potter, 86, of Independence, MO, passed away May 16, 2015. Funeral 2PM Wednesday, May 20, at Floral Hills, 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd, Kansas City, MO. Visitation at 1PM. Burial at Floral Hills.Earl was born July 24, 1928, to Warren and Lula Potter in Nash, Oklahoma. He was a graduate of Jet HS and Oklahoma State University.Earl was a member of Spring Valley Baptist Church. He...
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Mildred Louise Harris

November 30, 1931 - May 15, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Mary C Kaye Stegeman

March 3, 1931 - May 15, 2015

MARY C “KAYE” STEGEMANKaye Stegeman, 84, passed away May 15, 2015.She graduated Westport High School in 1949, and soon after married her devoted husband, Eldon. With her family, she enjoyed the outdoors, camping, fishing and boating. She worked until the age of 79, the majority of her career was at Walden Books. One of the most notable things she enjoyed in her later life was...
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Dorothy M. Liles

June 17, 1926 - May 14, 2015

Dorothy Maxine Liles, 88, of Independence, MO, passed away May 14, 2015. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 19th from 9-10 am with funeral services starting at 10:00 am. Burial to follow at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. Maxine was born in Concordia, MO on June 17, 1926 to Louis H. Kessner & Mayme Ellen (Warren) Kessner. She was the 6th of 9 children. Maxine was a member of the First...
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Louise M. Metzelthin

November 25, 1912 - May 12, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Edith K. Renecker

December 7, 1931 - May 12, 2015

EDITH KATHY RENECKEREdith Kathy Renecker, 83, passed away May 12, 2015. Funeral will be 2pm, Tuesday 19, 2015, with burial to follow. Family will receive friends beginning at 1pm. Services and burial taking place at Floral Hills.DW Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Funeral Home, 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd., KCMO, (816) 353-1218.
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William Charles Jacobs

November 30, 1921 - May 12, 2015

WILLIAM C. JACOBSWilliam Charles Jacobs, 93, of Independence, MO, passed away May 12, 2015. Visitation 11AM-12PM on Friday, May 15, at Floral Hills Funeral Home. Graveside service at 2PM at Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian, MO.He is survived by his daughter Janice Bauch, his grandsons Jon & Joe Bauch, all of Blue Springs.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Great Plains...
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Allyson Dobson

December 12, 1972 - May 11, 2015

ALLYSON LEIGH FRICK1972 - 2015 Allyson Leigh Frick, born December 12, 1972, of Olathe, KS, passed away Monday May 11, 2015, peacefully in her home due to natural causes. Allyson grew up in Overland Park, KS and graduated from Shawnee Mission South High School. In 2008, Allyson suffered from and survived a massive brain stem stroke. She had seven more wonderful years with her family. She is...
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Patricia L. Cundiff

April 21, 1930 - May 8, 2015

PATRICIA LOUISE CUNDIFFPatricia L. Cundiff “Pat”, 85 passed away Friday, May 8, 2015. Patricia was born April 21, 1930 the daughter of Harry and Ivah (Best) Daugherty. She is preceded in death by her parents; a son, Cody Cundiff, three brothers and four sisters. Pat is survived by sister, Bonnie DeWinter, one brother, Max Daugherty; two daughters, Deborah Cundiff and Penny Leininger;...
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Christine A. Holloway

April 4, 1953 - May 8, 2015

CHRISTINE ANN HOLLOWAYTina Holloway passed away the morning of May 8, 2015, at the age of 62. She was born in Kansas City, MO, the youngest of 7 children, to Myron and Carie Stevens. She was the poet, writer of the family. She never met a stranger, she would offer help to anyone that needed assistance. She was loved by many.After graduating from Southwest High School she started her insurance...
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Herbert Lee Borchert

January 30, 1956 - May 7, 2015

HERBERT LEE BORCHERT, JRHerbert L. Borchert, Jr., 59 of Independence, MO passed away May 7, 2015. Herb was born January 30, 1956 the son of Herbert Borchert, Sr., and Dixie Borchert. On April 24, 1982 Herb married Kim (Crose) Borchert. They shared 33 years of marriage together. He worked for the IRS for 39 years, and owned High Performance Paintball for the last 9 years. In addition to his wife...
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Lucille S. Crotts

February 17, 1935 - May 7, 2015

LUCILLE CROTTSLucille Crotts, 80, of Independence, MO, passed away May 7, 2015. Funeral to be held at 2PM on Saturday, May 16, at Floral Hills. Visitation at 1PM. Burial follows at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.Lucille was preceded in death by her mother Cordia Michaelis and her infant son Terry O’Neal. She is survived by niece/caregiver Carrie Winkler, caregiver Dennis Duncan, first...
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Robert Joseph Erwin

May 10, 1944 - May 7, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Ronald E. Cartmell

April 1, 1934 - May 7, 2015

RONALD EDWIN CARTMELLRonald E. Cartmell, 81 passed away May 7, 2015. Ronald was born April 1, 1934 in Kansas City, MO the son of Edwin and Grace (Stoddard) Cartmell. He served his country in the United States Air Force. Ronald married Carol Cartmell in 1975. She survives of the home. Ronald was a member of the ATOS-K.C. Fed of Musicians, Teamsters Local #587, St. Paul’s United Methodist...
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Dorothy M. Brewster

April 28, 1926 - May 7, 2015

DOROTHY MARIE BREWSTERDorothy Marie Brewster, 89, of Independence, completed her journey home to be with our Heavenly Father on May 7, 2015. Friends are invited to gather this Monday, May 11th for the Visitation from 10-11:30 a.m. immediately followed by the Funeral Mass at 11:30 a.m., both at Saint Mark’s Catholic Church, 3736 S Lee’s Summit Road, Independence, MO. Interment will...
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Carmela Catherine Licata

June 16, 1919 - May 6, 2015

CLARA LICATACarmela Catherine “Clara” Cropis Licata, age 95, passed away at John Knox Village in Lee’s Summit, MO, on May 6, 2015.Clara was born June 16, 1919, in Kansas City, the third of 7 children to Salvatore and Rose Bianchino Cropis. She attended Jane Hayes Gates finishing school. Her first job was working in the family-owned grocery store and she also worked at Brand &...
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Kathryn E. Bondurant

May 11, 1925 - May 6, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Stephen K. Broughton

October 21, 1959 - May 5, 2015

Steve Broughton, 55, of Blue Springs, MO, passed May 5, 2015 at home with loved ones after a long and courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Visitation will be held on Saturday, May 9th from 11-1:00 pm at the First Baptist Church of Blue Springs, 1405 W. Main St. Funeral services will start at 1:00 pm with burial following at the Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. Steve was born on October 21,...
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Danuta K. Marcinkowski

December 6, 1966 - May 4, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Lillian F. Granger

April 6, 1926 - May 4, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Betty Olive Stocker

August 9, 1922 - May 3, 2015

BETTY OLIVE STOCKERBetty Olive Stocker, 92, of Independence, MO, passed away May 3, 2015. Funeral 10AM on Wednesday, May 6, at Floral Hills Funeral Home. Visitation at 9AM. Burial follows at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.Betty was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years Carl E. Stocker.She is survived by her children Joyce (Richard) Brown, Bruce (Shirley) Stocker, Sharon Caponetto; 7...
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Richard S. Baylie

July 26, 1935 - May 1, 2015

Richard “Dick” “Sonny” Baylie Sr. passed away into the arms of our heavenly father on May 1, 2015. He was born in Kansas City, MO on July 26, 1935. He started his first job in 1950 at Milgram’s and made a lifelong career in the grocery store business. He graduated from East High School in 1953.He was an avid fan of the Chiefs, Royals, Kansas City Hockey and Mizzou....
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John Raymond Reeder

August 25, 1925 - May 1, 2015

JOHN RAYMOND REEDERJohn Raymond Reeder, 89, passed away May 1, 2015, surrounded by loving family and compassionate nurses at the Missouri Veteran’s Home, in Warrensburg, MO.Visitation will be 11:00am, Saturday, May 9, 2015, with funeral service to follow at 12Noon at Floral Hills. Interment immediately after.He was born in Butler, MO, and resided in Harrisonville, MO. In 1954, the family...
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Velma M. Parsons

June 26, 1920 - April 30, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Carrie Lee Alberta Waldrop

September 11, 1925 - April 29, 2015

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

April 19, 1936 - April 29, 2015

Shirley (Mow) Ann GarciaApril 19, 1936 – Shirley Ann Garcia, known to her loved ones as “Mow,” passed peacefully on April 29, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Garcia, and daughter, Vickie Balistreri. Shirley was a life-long resident of the Kansas City area, spending most of her time catching up with the Kardashians and taking...
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Ruth Ilene Williamson

August 31, 1931 - April 27, 2015

RUTH I. WILLIAMSONRuth I. Williamson, 83, of Lee’s Summit, MO, passed away April 27, 2015. Funeral at 2PM on Friday, May 1, at Floral Hills Funeral Home. Visitation at 1PM. Burial follows at Floral Hills East, Lee’s Summit.Ruth was born August 31, 1931, in Linn Creek, MO. She worked in food service for 32 years and was a member of the United Pentecostal church.Ruth was preceded in...
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Lawrence S. Gunsallus

June 20, 1934 - April 26, 2015

Lawrence “Larry” S. Gunsallus, 80, of Raytown, MO, passed away April 26, 2015. Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 30th from 11-12 pm at Newcomer’s Floral Hills Funeral Home with funeral services starting at 12:00 pm. Burial will follow in the Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. Larry was born on June 20, 1934 in Missouri City, MO. He married Carol Ann Maze on December 10,...
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Virginia Santaniello

June 22, 1933 - April 25, 2015

Virginia “Ginny” Santaniello, 81, of Lee’s Summit, MO, formally of New Jersey passed away April 25, 2015. Memorial services will be held in July in New Jersey. Ginny was born on June 22, 1933 in Jersey City, New Jersey. She was a homemaker who loved to cook and bake for her family and friends. She loved to entertain and was always the life of the party. Ginny was adored by...
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James H. Kuhns

May 21, 1932 - April 25, 2015

JAMES HAROLD KUHNSJames H. Kuhns, 82 passed away April 25, 2015 in Warrensburg, MO. James was born May 21, 1932 in Iowa the son of Jesse H. and Violet M. (Bond) Kuhns. He graduated from Creston, Iowa High School in May 1951. He served his country in the United States Air Force as Master Sgt. He worked in Personnel and finally as Air Traffic Control Superintended obtaining the rank of M/Sgt and...
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Marie Evelyn DeVeney

March 31, 1922 - April 22, 2015

MARIE E. DEVENEYMarie E. (Smatla) DeVeney, 93, of Raytown, MO passed away April 22, 2015. Funeral service 10am Mon., April 27th at Floral Hills Funeral Home with visitation one hour prior. Burial following in Floral Hills Cemetery.Marie was born March 31, 1922 in Maple Hill, KS. The family moved to Rossville, KS where she graduated high school in 1940. Marie worked at American Optical Co. in...
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Lucille Fatino

July 11, 1917 - April 22, 2015

LUCILLE BETTY FATINOLucille Betty Fatino, 97, passed away April 22, 2015. Memorial service will be at a later date. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tony Fatino; and her sisters, Shirley Burris and Audrey Cary. Survivors include children and their spouses: Wayne and Pat Fatino, Dennis and Linda Fatino, and Karol and Bill Hancock; 7 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren; and numerous...
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Emily J. Box

January 20, 1920 - April 22, 2015

EMILY J. BOXEmily J. Box, 95, went home to the Lord on April 22, 2015 at Carondelet Manor. Visitation will be from 9-10 AM Friday, April 24, 2015 at Floral Hills Funeral Home with funeral services beginning at 10 AM. Burial will be in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers contributions are requested to the Parkinson’s Association.Emily was a lifelong area resident. She worked...
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Marthelle C. Parks

June 20, 1912 - April 21, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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David S. Popp

December 26, 1946 - April 21, 2015

DAVID STANLEY POPPDavid S. Popp, 68 of Independence, MO passed away April 21, 2015. David was born December 26, 1946. He was preceded in death by his parents, Margaret Popp and Alfred Popp; a brother, Theodore Popp and a sister, Ruth Sosbee. David is survived by his lifelong companion, Georgia L. Thomas, they shared 39 years together, three siblings, Elsie Cash, Alfred Popp and Rose Wood,...
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Joan R. Powell

July 20, 1933 - April 20, 2015

JOAN RUTH POWELL Joan R. Powell, 81, passed away April 20, 2015. Joan was born July 18, 1933 in Watervliet, MI the daughter of Peter and Marietta Vermeulen. She was preceded in death by her parents, several siblings and beloved friend Mary Helen Van Schooten. Survivors include, a daughter, Karen and husband Tom Thielbar; step-son, Rick and wife Sue Powell; eight grandchildren; twenty seven great...
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Joseph C. Roos

September 27, 1922 - April 20, 2015

JOSEPH C. “JOE” ROOS, JR.Joseph C. Roos, Jr., 92, passed away April 20, 2015. Visitation will be from 6-8 PM Friday, April 24, 2015 at Floral Hills Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 1:00 PM Saturday, April 25 at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ with burial following in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers contributions are requested to the American...
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Bettie Wendorff

February 2, 1922 - April 19, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Cemetery, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Thelma Irene Craine

November 24, 1915 - April 19, 2015

THELMA I. CRAINEThelma I. Craine, 99, 4 months, 26 days, formerly of Kansas City, passed away Sunday, April 19, 2015, at her home in McLouth, Kansas. Funeral service will be 2:00pm, Friday, April 24, 2015, at Floral Hills. Burial will follow. Visitation will begin at 1:00pm.Thelma was born November 24, 1915, in Anderson, Indiana, to Martin and Mary Ellen (Tebbutt) Pennington.Thelma spent her...
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Glen Tomlinson

January 26, 1926 - April 18, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Cemetery, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Glen E. Tomlinson

January 26, 1926 - April 18, 2015

GLEN E. TOMLINSONGlen E. Tomlinson, 89 of Independence, MO passed away at his home on April 18, 2015. Glen was born on January 26, 1926 in Kansas City, MO the son of Lester and Goldie (Keller) Tomlinson. On May 13, 1950 he married Patricia A. Tomlinson they shared 65 years of marriage together. He served in the Merchant Marines from 1943-1946 then the United States Army from 1946-1947. He was...
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Mildred Bernice Hardison

July 17, 1921 - April 18, 2015

MILDRED B. GOAD HARDISONMildred Hardison, wife, mother, and companion, of Kansas City, MO, was 93 when she passed away on April 18 surrounded by her loving family. Graveside service to be held at 2PM on Tuesday, April 21, at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. Visitation at 1PM at the chapel.She is survived by her daughter Shirley Stuart and husband Gary, daughter Sharon Elliot and husband Bob, 4...
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Gregory A. Farmer

November 8, 1939 - April 16, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Arthur J. Kroenke

October 31, 1918 - April 16, 2015

ARTHUR JOHN KROENKEArthur John Kroenke, 96, of The Villages of Jackson Creek in Independence, MO passed away on April 16, 2015. Visitation will be Sunday, April 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 8812 E. Gregory Blvd Kansas City, MO 64133. Funeral Service will be Monday, April 20, 10:00 a.m. at the church. Burial will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.Arthur proudly served...
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Virginia R. Reeder

March 29, 1926 - April 14, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Cemetery, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Finley Kathleen Smith

March 18, 2015 - April 14, 2015

FINLEY KATHLEEN SMITHFinley Kathleen Smith passed peacefully in the arms of her loving parents on April 14, 2015. Finley was born on March 18, 2015. During her short stay on Earth she touched many lives and was loved deeply by family and friends. Finley was the daughter of the proudest parents, Freddie and Stephanie Smith, of Lee’s Summit, MO. Finley is also survived by her paternal...
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