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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

Samuel Gordon

December 28, 1935 - August 25, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Robert J. Cooper

May 14, 1936 - August 24, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Jowilla Jean Staples

June 18, 1924 - August 22, 2016

Jowilla Jean Staples, 92, of Kansas City, MO, passed away peacefully on August 22, 2016, surrounded by daughter, Karan, and family.Jowilla was born in Southwest City, MO, to Roy and Carrie Edwards, and lived a long, healthy, happy and blessed life. Jowilla was a devout Christian who gave her life to serving God and serving friends, family and those in need.Jowilla was preceded in death by...
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Norma J. Murray

April 26, 1931 - August 22, 2016

Norma Jean Murray, of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, went to be home with her Lord while surrounded by her family in her home on August 22nd, 2016.Norma was born in Marshall, Missouri, April 26th, 1931. Born to John and Frances Barr she was the 4th of 7 children. She met her future husband, Jim Murray, while in Marshall and later moved to Kansas City and finally arrived at her forever home,...
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David R. Roberts

November 8, 1953 - August 22, 2016

David R. Roberts, 62, passed away August 22, 2016. David was born November 8, 1953 in Kansas City, MO the son of Yarnel and Geraldien Roberts. Survivors include his mother, Geraldien Roberts, sister, Sandra Shaffer and husband Craig and uncle, John C. Brooks. A private ceremony for the family will be held at a later date. Condolences may be left at www.floralhillsfuneralhome.com.Arr.: D.W....
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Jerry M. Loveland

October 11, 1934 - August 21, 2016

Jerry Milton LovelandOctober 11, 1934 - August 21, 2016 JERRY MILTON LOVELAND, will deeply be missed by his family and friends. Jerry was born on October 11, 1934, in Raytown, MO, and died on August 21, 2016, in Raytown, MO, at age 81. Jerry was the youngest child of Linus and Ruth (Harvey) Loveland. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Betty Loveland; his two sons, Wayne and Jerry; and his...
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Bonnie Mae Cooley

October 22, 1930 - August 19, 2016

Bonnie M. Cooley, 85, Lee’s Summit, MO, passed away August 19, 2016. Graveside service at 10AM on Wednesday, Aug. 24, at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens-meet at the flagpole.Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents, Gladys Renfro and Roscoe Shumate; her husband, Paul E. Cooley, Sr.; her son, Paul E. Cooley, Jr.; one brother, Gene Shumate; and one sister, Virginia Miller.Her survivors...
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James E. Sullivan

March 3, 1941 - August 18, 2016

James Edward "Sully" Sullivan, age 75, formerly of Utah, peacefully passed on August 18th, 2016 at his home in Independence, Missouri. Graveside service to be held at 12PM on Saturday, Aug. 20, at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.Born in Detroit, Michigan, of father James Aubrey and mother Hazel, Sully is survived by his wife Anna (Sue) Sullivan, his daughters Toni Dayton and Kandi Hickey ...
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Ruth E. Smith

June 29, 1926 - August 17, 2016

Ruth E. Smith, 90, passed away August 17, 2016. Visitation will be from 9-10 AM Saturday, August 27, 2016 at Floral Hills Funeral Home with funeral services beginning at 10 AM. Burial will be in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.Ruth was born in Hepler, Kansas and had lived in this area since 1948. She worked as an electronics assembler for Wilcox Electric for 27 years. She attended the Peoples...
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Murrel J. Williams

October 7, 1922 - August 17, 2016

Murrel J. Williams, age 93, of Raytown, MO, passed away August 17, 2016. Visitation 1PM with funeral at 2PM on Monday, August 22, at Floral Hills. Burial to follow at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, (816) 353-1218.
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Mary L. Ellis

May 29, 1932 - August 17, 2016

Mary L. Ellis, 84, passed away Aug. 17, 2016. Visitation will be from 1-2 PM Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016 at Floral Hills Funeral Home with funeral services will be at 2 PM. Burial will be in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.Mary had lived in the Raytown area since 1968. She worked as a real estate sales and management for several years. Mary was an artist and a member of the Raytown Art Assoc. She was...
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William H. WEGENER

June 20, 1923 - August 17, 2016

William H. "Bill" Wegener, 93, passed away on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at the Wilshire at Lakewood Nursing Home in Lee's Summit, MO. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, August 20, 2016 at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. Bill was born in Higginsville, MO. to Effie and Arthur Wegener. A WWII veteran, he served on the USS Wichita and participated in 13 major...
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John Parkinson

September 19, 1938 - August 15, 2016

John Parkinson Jr., 77, of Kansas City, MO, passed away Monday, August 15, 2016 at St. Luke’s East Hospital in Lee’s Summit, MO.John was born in Camdenton, Missouri, and was preceded in death by his parents and siblings. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife of 47 years, Marilyn, and many family members and friends.He served as a Medic in the U.S. Army, 299th Battalion,...
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Julia Nadine Miller

July 21, 1921 - August 15, 2016

Julia “Nadine” Miller, age 95, of Polo, MO, passed away on August 15, 2016. Visitation at 1PM with funeral at 2PM on Friday, August 19, at Floral Hills Funeral Home. Burial to follow at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.Nadine was born July 21, 1921 in Osceola, MO. She married Merle Oct. 11, 1941.Nadine was preceded in death by her daughter Opal Marie and husband of 41 years Merle. She is...
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Charles Gene Hibdon

October 21, 1926 - August 15, 2016

Charles Gene Hibdon, 89, passed away August 15, 2016. Visitation will be from 9-10 AM Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at Floral Hills Funeral Home with funeral services beginning at 10AM Burial will be in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.Charles was born in Hermann, MO and had lived in the K.C. area since 1951. He was a Navy veteran of WWII. After his servie he worked as a scale repairman for Toledo Scale...
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Paul Albert Collier

December 30, 1933 - August 15, 2016

Paul Albert Collier, age 82, of Blue Springs, MO, passed away on August 15, 2016. Visitation 5-7PM Thursday, Aug. 18, with funeral at 10AM on Friday, Aug., 19 at Floral Hills Funeral Home. Burial to follow at Blue Springs Cemetery.Paul served in the Navy during the Korean War as a radio operator. During his life, Paul was a barber, a chiropractor, and a preacher.Paul was preceded in death by his...
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Eddie Lloyd Mos

November 19, 1933 - August 15, 2016

Eddie L. Mos, age 82, went home to be with Our Lord Jesus, Cancer-Free, on August 15, 2016. A retired Specialty Man with MGE for 40 years, Ed was a devoted husband and father who loved his church and served God diligently. He leaves behind his wife, Dorothy, daughter Debbie, her husband Larry; his son, Eddie and his wife, Sheri; three grandchildren, Joshua, Barron, and Kathryn. In lieu of flowers...
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Henrietta Riley

July 23, 1918 - August 14, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Laura M. Briggs

December 7, 1936 - August 13, 2016

Laura Melba Malone Briggs was born in Kansas City, MO, on December 7, 1936. She entered Heaven’s gate on August 13, 2016. Laura was a consummate daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, and friend with an endless love for the Lord. As a woman of grace and style, Laura genuinely loved everyone she met. She was an enthusiast for her social activities: such as theatrical productions, movies,...
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Andrew W. DiGirolamo

October 9, 1925 - August 13, 2016

Andrew William "Bud" DiGirolamo of Belton, Missouri, passed away Saturday August 13, 2016 at the age of 90. Bud was born to Joseph and Agnes (née Williams) DiGirolamo on October 9, 1925 in Kansas City, Missouri. All his life, Bud worked in the transportation industry, except for a short time in the late 1940s when he was in the US Marine Corps. In 1970, Bud founded his own...
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Orville Ray Miller

February 3, 1927 - August 11, 2016

Orville Ray Miller, 89, passed away August 11, 2016. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, August 13, 2016 at Floral Hills Funeral Home. Burial will be in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.Orville was born in Fair Play, MO and had lived in this area for most of his life. Orville was a WW II Army veteran. He worked as a welder for Armco Steel for 41 years, retiring in 1990. Orville was...
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April Diane Humbird

December 4, 1970 - August 10, 2016

Heaven has gained another angel.April D. Luttrell Humbird, 45, a lifetime resident of Raytown, MO, died Wednesday, August 10, 2016. She was born in Independence, MO. Survivors include: husband, Darryle Humbird, of the home; parents, Elven and Cheri Honeycutt of Independence, MO; step-daughter, Samantha Storey; grandmother, Geraldine Newport, Overland, KS; siblings, Tobie Newton of Independence,...
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Violet J. EVANS

November 16, 1929 - August 8, 2016

Violet Jean (Urton) Evans, 86, of Independence, Mo., passed away Mon., Aug., 8, 2016. Visitation will be held Fri., Aug.,12, from 6-8PM, and services will be held Sat., Aug., 13, at 10AM at the Floral Hills Chapel, 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd., Kansas City, Mo. with burial at Wills Cemetery in Peculiar, Mo. Violet was born at home in Peculiar, Mo., on November 16, 1929, to Carl Jesse and Callie Lulu ...
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Bob Palmer

October 15, 1929 - August 8, 2016

Bob Palmer, 86, passed away August 8, 2016. Bob was born October 15, 1929 in Urich, MO the eldest son of Clyde G. and Mary E. Palmer. Bob married the love of his life, Nancy Lee Trent in 1950. She preceded him in death in December of 2004. He worked at Marley Cooling Tower Company for 35 years retiring in 1988. In addition to his wife Nancy, he is preceded in death by three brothers and his son,...
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Dorthy CABY

August 28, 1933 - August 7, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Bruce Banister

October 29, 1951 - August 6, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Reith R. Busby

January 19, 1939 - August 6, 2016

Reith R. “Buz” Busby, age 77, of Kansas City, MO, passed away August 6, 2016. Visitation at 10AM with funeral at 11AM on Tuesday, August 9, at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 9420 James A Reed Rd, Kansas City, MO.Buz was born January 19, 1939 in Fairfax, OK, to Reith O. Busby and Altha Naomi (Givens) Busby.He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Ellie, son Michael of Murray,...
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Belva Lee Vaughn

February 6, 1933 - August 5, 2016

Belva Lee Vaughn, age 83, of Basehor, KS, passed away on August 5, 2016. Visitation 6-8PM Mon., Aug. 8, at Floral Hills with funeral at 10AM Tuesday. Burial at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, (816) 353-1218.
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Darold F. FARHNER

September 7, 1928 - August 5, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Sandra L. McDaniel

May 4, 1947 - August 4, 2016

Sandra L. McDaniel, age 69, loving wife and mother, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, August 4, 2016 at Truman Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri. She was born May 4, 1947 in Kansas City to Clifford and Audrey (Eli) Taylor. She married Raymond McDaniel on June 26, 1965 in Kansas City, Missouri. She worked for several companies within her lifetime, but most recently Diamondback...
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Frank L. Nickerson

September 26, 1916 - August 3, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Martha Elaine Lowry

December 13, 1947 - August 2, 2016

Martha Elaine (Winders) Lowry, 68, Lee’s Summit MO, passed away 2 AUG 2016 at Lee’s Summit Hospital. A celebration of life will be conducted at the Deerbrook Covenant Church, 200 NE Tudor Road, Lee’s Summit MO 64086, Tuesday the 9th of AUG at 6PM. Martha Lowry was born 13 DEC 1947 in Warrensburg Missouri. She grew up in Warrensburg, graduating from High School in 1966 and...
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Bernadine M. Thompson

July 14, 1924 - August 2, 2016

Bernadine “Bernie” Thompson, age 92, of Raytown, MO, passed away on August 2, 2016. Visitation at 1PM with funeral at 2PM on Friday,August 5, at Floral Hills. Burial to follow at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.Bernie was born July 14, 1924 in Dallas Center, Iowa, to Fred & Lola Ingram. Bernie was preceded in death by her parents, husband of 61 years Kenneth Thompson, sister Jean...
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Robert L. Hughes

November 7, 1948 - July 30, 2016

Rev. Robert L. Hughes, 67, passed away July 30, 2016. Visitation will be from 6-8 PM Monday, Aug. 1 at Floral Hills Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 10AM Tuesday, Aug. 2 at the church with burial following in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers his family would like contributions to be made to the Bell Sanctuary c/o KU Medical Center.Robert was a lifelong area resident. He...
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Dorothy A. Townsend

March 9, 1924 - July 30, 2016

Dorothy A. Townsend, 92, passed away July 30, 2016 at Hidden Lake Nursing Home. Dorothy was born March 9, 1924 in Orrick, MO the daughter of Jewell and Anna Crabtree. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thayer Townsend. She is survived by her sister, Betty James; sons, Rick and Gary Wilber; daughter, JoAnn Schaberg; step son, Tom Townsend; Step daughter, Becky Sanders, many grand children...
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Robert F. Morse

December 11, 1936 - July 29, 2016

Robert F. Morse, 79, of Blue Springs, MO went to his forever home on Friday, July 29, 2016. He was preceded in death by his wife Sharon, his parents, two brothers, one sister and a grandson, Noah. He is survived by one son, Tim and his wife Pam of Oak Grove, MO; one daughter, Lori and husband Mark of Sunrise Beach, MO; five grandchildren, Raena Reisdorph (Josh), Raechel Ziegler (Nate), Jonathan...
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Paula L. McMichael

September 11, 1939 - July 27, 2016

Paula L. Toman McMichael, 76, passed away July 27, 2016. Funeral service will be 10am, Monday, August 1, 2016, at Floral Hills. Burial will follow at Mount Olivet. Family will receive friends beginning at 9am Monday. Survivors include her husband of 50+ years, Raymond G. McMichael; daughter, Dione McMichael; siblings: Tom Toman and Loretta Toman. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be...
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Gregorio R. Nightengale

March 10, 1958 - July 26, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Allen Lee Barnes

October 29, 1955 - July 24, 2016

Allen Lee Barnes, 60, passed away from cancer on July 24, 2016 at KC Hospice House. Allen was born October 29, 1955 the son of Chalmer and Ruby Barnes. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and one sister. Allen enjoyed working for Burns and McDonnell Engineering for 30 years, retiring in 2011. Allen leaves behind his wife of 35 years, Donna Jackson Barnes, one sister and a host of...
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Richard Lyte Calahan

August 9, 1959 - July 22, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Myrtie GOURLEY

September 24, 1931 - July 22, 2016

Myrtie Gourley, 84, Overland Park, Kan., passed away July 22, 2016. Funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, at Floral Hills Funeral Home. Visitation at 1 p.m. Burial at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.Myrtie was born in Wheaton, Mo.on September 24, 1931, before moving to Colorado with her parents, Dewey and Hazel Daffern. She met and married Gene Gourley in Lamar, Colo., on June 24, 1951,...
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Ronald Powell

June 5, 1946 - July 21, 2016

Ronald Powell Sr., or “Ron” as he was known, departed this life on July 21, 2016. Ron was born on June 5, 1946, in Kansas City, KS, to Sammie and Unie Mae Powell, and he was the 3rd child of 9 siblings.Ronald was preceded in death by his father, Sammie Powell; his mother, Unie Mae Powell; his two brothers, Carl E. Powell and James A. Powell, and sister, Beverly Powell-Henderson.Ronald...
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Roy Wayne Rupp

September 29, 1928 - July 20, 2016

Roy Wayne Rupp, age 87, passed away at his home in Lee’s Summit, Missouri on July 20, 2016. Roy was born in St. Charles, Missouri on September 29, 1928. He finished his undergraduate studies at Northwest Missouri State College in 1951. He went on to receive his master’s degree in school administration, as well as his specialist degree at the University of Missouri in 1960 and 1964...
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Woodie H. SANDRIDGE

August 15, 1935 - July 19, 2016

Woodie H. Sandridge passed away on Tuesday, July 19, 2016, with his loving family at his side. Woodie was born Aug 15, 1935, to William and Elsie Sandridge.He was preceded in death by his parents, by his brothers, Willard, Holloway, Wesley, and Bill, and by sisters Delfa Galluci, JoAnn Frazier, Louise Young, and Lois Bowen.Woodie was such a special man. Everyone loved Woodie. He was outgoing,...
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Steve Charles James

May 23, 1945 - July 19, 2016

Steve James, age 71, of Overland Park, KS, passed away peacefully in his sleep on July 19, 2016, after battling heart and lung disease. Visitation at 1PM with funeral at 2PM on Monday, July 25, at Floral Hills.Steve was born in Santa Barbara, California, and as a baby moved with his parents, Don and Jane James to Falls City, Nebraska, where he spent his entire childhood. After graduating from...
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Anna Correll

May 24, 1919 - July 18, 2016

Anna “Louise” Correll, age 97, of Raytown, MO, passed away on July 18, 2016. Visitation at 9AM with funeral at 10AM on Saturday, July 23, at Floral Hills. Burial at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Southern Baptist Lottie Moon Mission Offering.Louise was born May 24, 1919 in Centralia, KS, to William E. and Lena Barber. She was...
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Don R. Clymore

July 3, 1953 - July 15, 2016

Donald Ray Clymore Sr. went home to be with the Lord on Friday, July 15th. Visitation will be from 6-8 PM Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at Floral Hills Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 10:00 AM Thursday, July 21. Burial will be in Floral Hills East Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, Donald requested donations be made to Kansas City Hospice and Palliative Care at www.kchospice.org. ...
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Rosalie A. Armour

February 22, 1920 - July 14, 2016

Rosalie Alice Likely Armour, 96, of Eastern Jackson County, died on Thursday, July 14, 2016, at Monterey Park Nursing Center, after a brief illness. Mrs. Armour was born February 22, 1920, in Bronson, Kansas, the daughter of Archie E. and Mosella Rose Likely, the middle child of fifteen children.The deceased was a former school teacher, bookkeeper for Kuhlman Diecasting Company and office...
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Rosalie E. Van Wye

November 24, 1935 - July 13, 2016

Rosalie E. Van Wye, 80, passed away Wednesday, July 13. Visitation will be from 11AM – 12 PM Monday, July 18, 2016 in the Atrium at the First Baptist Church of Raytown with funeral services beginning at 12:00 PM. Burial will be in Blue Springs Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions are requested to The Assistance Fund, Inc., Attn: Parkinson’s Fund 4700 Millenia Boulevard, Suite...
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Vivian Orozco

November 25, 1944 - July 12, 2016

VIVIAN D. OROZCOVivian D. Orozco, 71, passed away at her home in Kansas City on July 12, 2016. Vivian was born November 25, 1944 the daughter of Vance and Catherine Seats. Visitation and Rosary will be held from 6-8 pm, Sunday, July 17, 2016 at Floral Hills Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Monday, July 18, 2016 at St. John Francis Regis Catholic Church at 10 am, 8945 James A. Reed Road,...
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Ryker Gurley

April 21, 2016 - July 11, 2016

" Our Little Fighter " No words I write could ever sayHow sad and empty we all feel on this day.The Angels came for him, much sooner than any of us planned.We'll brave the bitter grief that comes and we'll try our best to understand. Ryker, why did you have to go away so soon?Why wasn't it right for you to stay?In our hearts, Ryker, you will always be.We Love you dearly and...
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William K. BASILE

July 21, 1936 - July 11, 2016

Bill Basile, 79, passed 7/11/2016 at home in Mesa, AZ. Bill was born and raised in Kansas City, the first child of Tony and Iva Basile. He graduated in 1955 from Paseo High School. For 36 years he was a Sales Account Manager for the American Beauty Macaroni Company and eventually for the Pillsbury Company in St. Paul, MN and Omaha, NE. Bill served as head usher at Bethany Baptist Church in...
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Billie Lee BARNCORD

October 20, 1925 - July 10, 2016

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Mary L. Munday

August 27, 1940 - July 9, 2016

MARY L. MUNDAYMary Munday, 75, passed away July 9, 2016. Funeral service will be 10am, Friday, July 15, 2016, at Floral Hills. Burial at Mt. Washington Forever Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, 6-8pm, at Floral Hills. She was preceded in death by her husband of 41 years, Jim, who was a Vietnam Veteran; her parents, Lloyd and Carol. Survivors include her daughters: Melissa and Jennifer Munday...
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Ronald W. Ekstrom

June 5, 1949 - July 8, 2016

Ronald W. Ekstrom, 67, passed away July 8, 2016. Memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Sat., July 23, at Floral Hills. Visitation will be one hour prior to service.
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Beverly A. Long

December 9, 1921 - July 8, 2016

Beverly Ann Long, age 94, of Warrensburg, MO, passed away on July 8, 2016. Visitation at 9AM with funeral at 10AM on Wednesday, July 13, at Floral Hills. Burial at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Schwab Charitable Fund in honor of Beverly Long.
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Steven Guy Mock

December 2, 1955 - July 6, 2016

STEVEN (STEVE) GUY MOCKSteve Mock died Wednesday, July 6, 2016, at St. Lukes Hospital Plaza. Visitation will be from 5PM to 7PM, Monday, July 11, and the funeral at 10:30AM, Tuesday, July 12. Both will be held at First Baptist Church of Raytown, 10500 E. 350 Highway, Raytown, Mo.Steve was born Dec. 2, 1955, in Kansas City, Mo. He was a lifelong resident of Raytown and a graduate of Raytown High...
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Dana D. Bickel

May 30, 1934 - July 5, 2016

Beloved daughter, wife, mother and friend, Dana Bickel, was promoted to heaven Tuesday, July 5th. Dana Deane Turner was born May 30, 1934, in Kansas City, Missouri, to Lauren and Pauline Turner. She lived in the Independence area most of her life except for one year spent in San Rafael, California, while her husband was stationed at Fort Baker.Dana attended Northeast High School where she...
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Leona Agnes Christena Villines

November 5, 1928 - July 5, 2016

Leona A. Villines, age 87, of Kansas City, MO, passed away on July 5, 2016, at Evergreen Community in Olathe, KS. Burial at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens to be held privately.Leona was born November 5, 1928 in Orchard, Nebraska.Leona was a loving mother, grandmother, wife, aunt, sister, and friend. She spent the majority of her adult life as a Licensed Practical Nurse, owned three nursing homes,...
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Ronald G. Woolery

April 25, 1948 - July 5, 2016

RONALD G. WOOLERYRonald G. Woolery, 68, passed away July 5, 2016. Ronald was born April 25, 1948 at his home in Kansas City, MO the son of Clarence F. and Lillie B. Woolery. He served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Ron worked for Armco Steel and Wire Rope Corp, retiring in 2003. He married Peggy L. Arnold in 1980. Survivors include his wife, Peggy Woolery, two...
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Maxine Woods

August 11, 1921 - July 5, 2016

Maxine Woods, 94, formerly of Peculiar, Missouri, passed away July 5, 2016. Funeral service will be 2:00pm, Tuesday, July 12, 2016, at Floral Hills. Burial will follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery. Family will receive friends Tuesday beginning at 1:00pm at the chapel.Maxine was born August 11, 1921, in Girard, Kansas to Charlie and Anna Marie Chaussard.She was preceded in death by her husband, Oren...
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Maxine Maxine Wiedemann

January 7, 1921 - July 5, 2016

Maxine Wiedemann, 95, passed away July 5, 2016. Visitation will be from 9-10 AM Saturday, July 9, 2016 at Floral Hills Funeral Home with funeral services beginning at 10. In lieu of flowers, her family requests contributions to the South Broadland Presbyterian Church.Maxine was born in Appleton City, MO and had lived in the Kansas City area most of her life. She worked as the office manager for...
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Thomas Warren Lynch

December 24, 1940 - July 1, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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John Calvin Winn

November 6, 1947 - July 1, 2016

John C. Winn, age 68, of Independence, MO, passed away on July 1, 2016. Visitation from 6-8PM on Wednesday July 13 at Floral Hills Funeral Home. Graveside service at 9:45AM on Friday July 15 at Higginsville Veterans Cemetery.John Calvin Winn was born in Kansas City, MO, at Conley Hospital on November 6, 1947, to Thomas J. Winn Sr. and Mattie Anne Winn (Rodrique).John graduated from Blue Springs...
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Billie A. McCracken

May 3, 1926 - July 1, 2016

Billie McCracken, 90, passed away peacefully at John Knox Village Care Center on Friday evening, July 1, 2016. She was surrounded by family. Billie was born to Russell and Blanche Stewart and grew up in Henrietta, Missouri. She was blessed to have loving parents and many doting aunts and uncles that made her growing up days idyllic. Billie graduated from Central Missouri State Teachers College,...
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David Neil Egger

February 26, 1968 - June 30, 2016

David Neil Egger died peacefully in his sleep on June 30, 2016 in Overland Park, Kansas. He was born on February 26, 1968 in Independence, MO. He graduated from Raytown High School in 1986. He attended UCM and Longview College. He was a Master Mechanic. He is survived by his 12 year old son, Alexander Egger who was the light of his life and Alexander’s mother, Diane Egger, Independence, MO;...
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Philip K. Williams

September 29, 1951 - June 29, 2016

Philip K. Williams, 64, lifelong Kansas City resident and retiree from the KC Water Dept., passed away June 29, 2016. Philip is survived by his wife of 47 years, Ortella M. Williams, daughter Angela R. Gillihan, son Sean Philip Williams, grandson Masen L. Gillihan, three sisters and two brothers-in-law and one brother and life partner, three sisters-in-law, two brothers-in-law and many nieces...
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John Lee Worden

February 18, 1938 - June 28, 2016

John Lee WordenBorn February 18, 1938Entered the Gates of Heaven June 28, 2016John was a man of many talents from making beautiful works of art in glass and stone to capturing life’s beautiful moments on camera. In all the pictures where he was missing, he would say “I’m right there in that picture with you, you may not see me but, I am there.”From his many years at NCR he...
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Gladys J. Corrie

December 1, 1917 - June 26, 2016

Gladys "Billie" Corrie, age 98, passed away June 26, 2016.The services are private.
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Frank L. Barrett

December 10, 1927 - June 26, 2016

Frank L. Barrett, age 88, of Kansas City, MO, passed away on June 26, 2016. Visitation 11AM with funeral 12PM Tues., June 28, at Floral Hills. Burial at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.Frank is survived by his children Barbara Southern, Allen Barrett, Miles Barrett, and David Barrett; 16 grandchildren and great grandchildren.Arr.: Newcomer's Floral Hills, 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd., KCMO 64133, (816...
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Mavis L. GARRISON

June 6, 1924 - June 25, 2016

Mavis LaBar Garrison, 92, passed away June 25, 2016. Funeral service will be 2:00pm, Thursday, June 30, 2016, at Floral Hills. The family will receive friends beginning at 1:00pm at the chapel.Mavis graduated from Bucklin High School in Bucklin, MO, in 1942. She worked in several professions, retiring from the Medical Center of Independence, MO. Mavis was preceded in death by her husbands:...
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Mary D. Warren

October 4, 1927 - June 25, 2016

Mary D. Warren, 88 passed away June 25, 2016 peacefully at her home with her family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edmund E. Warren of 70 years, a daughter, Patricia Brown, grandson, Cory Lanham and granddaughter, Kimberly McIntosh. Survivors included three daughters, Linda McLaughlin, Janet Lanham and Debbi Goodman, two sisters, one brother, eight grandchildren, twelve great...
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Lavon Lena Forste

August 1, 1940 - June 24, 2016

Lavon Lena Forste passed away on Friday June 24, 2016. She was born on August 1, 1940 at Lamar Hospital in Lamar, MO. She was raised on her parents farm near Liberal, MO with her sisters Allene Phipps and Susan Pottorf. She graduated from Jasper High School in 1958. She lived most of her life in Missouri with 29 years in Springfield, MO and her last ten years in Lee's Summit,...
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Wanda Ilene Thompson-Johnson

April 18, 1928 - June 23, 2016

Wanda Johnson, 88, passed peacefully to her savior June 23, 2016 at home. Services will be held Sunday June 26th at 1pm with a visitation one hour prior to service at Floral Hills Funeral Home and Memorial Garden.She was born April 18, 1928 to Ady Clarence & Bessie Thompson in Kincaid, KS. After leaving Kincaid she lived in Kansas City, MO. She married Bobby Gene Johnson February 19, 1947....
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Leo G. Cunningham

April 20, 1926 - June 23, 2016

Leo G. Cunningham, age 90, of Independence, MO, passed away on June 23, 2016. Visitation at 9AM with funeral at 10AM on Monday, June 27, at Floral Hills Funeral Home. Burial at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to Ascension Lutheran Church.Leo was born April 20, 1926 in Pollock, MO, to Harvey & Havaleen Cunningham. He served as a Third Class Baker on the U.S.S....
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Allen Gatewood

May 22, 1963 - June 23, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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John Oliver Schiltz

February 18, 1925 - June 21, 2016

John Oliver Schiltz died 6/21/2016 surrounded by the love of his family. He leaves his four children, Cary Schiltz, Sherry Ryan, Ann Boulware, & Jona Lowrey. He was the proud grandfather of six grandchildren, Jim Ryan, Pat Schiltz, Kara Thompson, Stephanie Myers, Megan Cheffey & Nick Lowrey. As a proud great-grandfather of seven grandchildren, he eagerly awaited the arrival of his next...
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Annabel Warren

November 7, 1941 - June 20, 2016

Annabel “Ann” Warren, 74, passed away June 20, 2016. Memorial service will be 2:00pm, Friday, June 24, 2016, at Lees Summit Baptist Temple.Ann was preceded in death by her parents, Leon and Viola Schlessman; son, Jeff Brittle; siblings: Emmitt Schlessman, Lester Schlessman, Willie Schlessman and Jack Schlessman.Survivors include her husband of 47 years, John Warren; children: Lisa...
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Harvey J. Arthur

August 24, 1932 - June 19, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Augusta Ann Lyle

September 13, 1932 - June 19, 2016

Augusta “Brickie” Lyle, Kansas City, Mo., passed away June 19, 2016 at the age of 83. Visitation will be 6:00 p.m., June 29th, at Floral Hills. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Salvation Army:http://www.salvationarmyusa.org/Augusta was born September 13, 1932, in St. Joseph, Mo. She worked for the H.D. Lee Company for 23 years. She enjoyed going to...
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Doylene Doylene Walker

November 10, 1927 - June 19, 2016

Doylene Walker, 88, passed away June 19, 2016. Visitation will be at 11 AM Saturday, June 25, 2016 at Floral Hills Funeral Home with funeral services beginning at Noon. Burial will be in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.Doylene was born in Lebanon, MO and had lived in the KC area most of her life. She was the owner and operator of Walker’s Beauty Salon for over 30 years in the Northeast area....
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Ronald L. Finney

May 20, 1937 - June 18, 2016

Ronald L. Finney “Ron” passed away June 18, 2016. Ron was born May 20, 1937 in Linn County, MO the son of Clyde and Margaret Finney. He married Maggie Duker on August 24, 1957. She preceded him in death on December 5, 2014. Ron attended the University of MO, Columbia where he received his degree in Mechanical Engineering. He served in the Air Force where he received his degree in...
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Mary Louise Rice

March 15, 1923 - June 15, 2016

Mary L. Rice, age 93, passed away on June 15, 2016. Burial to be held privately at Paradise Cemetery in Jasper, MO.Mary Louise Strecker was born March 15, 1923 in Jasper, MO, to Arthur W. & Caroline N. (Storbeck) Strecker.In high school, Mary was in the girls’ quartet, mixed quartet, glee club, and her senior class play. She was an avid tennis player and won several first place ribbons...
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Margaret Caldwell

April 4, 1945 - June 14, 2016

Margie Caldwell, 71, passed away June 14, 2016. Margie was born April 4, 1945 in Raleigh, NC. She married Leroy “Sonny” Caldwell on November 18, 1967. They shared 34 years of marriage together. To this union five children were born. Margie and Sonny loved to go dancing together and playing cards. Margie enjoyed being a stay at home mom for many years before Sonny passed on January 1,...
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Mable L. Farris

November 10, 1948 - June 13, 2016

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

October 9, 1945 - June 13, 2016

CHARLES THOMAS “TOM” MINOR Tom Minor, 70, of Raytown, MO, passed away June 13, 2016. Funeral service will be 10am, Thursday, June 16, 2016, at Floral Hills. Visitation will begin at 9am at the chapel. Burial will be at Maple Hill Cemetery. Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer’s Sons Floral Hills Funeral Home, 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd., KCMO, (816) 353-1218.
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Gladys F. Shull

March 9, 1925 - June 12, 2016

Gladys F.( Gowin) Shull, age 91, passed away peacefully at her home in Raytown, Missouri, on June 12th, 2016. Visitation will be on Saturday, June 18th from 1-2 pm with funeral services at 2:00 pm. Burial will follow in the Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. Gladys Fay Shull was born March 9, 1925 in McCredie, Missouri and was married to Charles L Shull on September 4, 1949. She will be forever...
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Marilyn N. Banes

November 1, 1935 - June 12, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Myrtle Jacques

April 28, 1921 - June 12, 2016

Myrtle Maxine Jacques, 95, Blue Springs, MO, passed away June 12, 2016 at St. Mary’s Manor in Blue Springs, MO. Visitation will be Friday, June 17, 2016 from 1 pm until service time at 2 pm at Floral Hills Funeral Home. Burial will follow. Maxine was born April 28, 1921 in Denver, CO. In 1943 she married her husband John E. Jacques and lived in Kansas City, KS for a number of years. Then...
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Evelyn Vera Welk

March 9, 1967 - June 11, 2016

Evelyn Vera (Quintanilla) Welk, 49, of Independence, Missouri, died June 11, 2016 at Camp Midian near Springville, Indiana. Visitation will be 6-8 pm on Friday, June 17, 2016 at Floral Hills Funeral Home. Evelyn was born March 09, 1967 in Kansas City, Missouri. She graduated from East High School in Kansas City, Missouri in 1985. Evelyn worked in medical billing and accounts payable. She also...
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Phillip L. Marriott

May 13, 1946 - June 11, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Etta L. Reed

September 13, 1935 - June 8, 2016

Etta Louise Reed, age 80, born September 13, 1935 in Independence, Missouri passed away Wednesday, June 8, 2016.Visitation services will be held from 6-8pm on Monday, June 13, 2016 at Floral Hills Funeral Home. Etta was a lifelong resident of Independence, Mo and graduated from William Chrisman High School in 1953. Upon graduation she worked at Interstate Securities in Kansas City until her...
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Caroline M. Coldsnow

May 2, 1915 - June 8, 2016

CAROLINE M. COLDSNOWCaroline M. Coldsnow (Peggy) was born May 2, 1915 in Kansas City, Missouri. She went to be with the Lord on June 8, 2016. She lived in Independence most of her life before moving to John Knox Village in 1991 where she resided until her death. She was a member of the Mt. Washington United Methodist Church since age four, and was the Church organist for thirty years. She was a...
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Gary Arthur Hamilton

November 8, 1936 - June 8, 2016

Gary Hamilton, age 79, of Kansas City, MO, passed away on June 8, 2016. Visitation at 1PM with funeral at 2PM on Monday, June 13, at Floral Hills Funeral Home.Gary was preceded in death by his mother Ada; father Delbert; wife Petra “Patsy”; sons Paul and John; grandson Gary; as well as his dogs Redbone, Napoleon, Mugsy.He is survived by his children Margaret (Susan), Elizabeth, James ...
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Myrtle Marie Sales

February 14, 1937 - June 6, 2016

Marie Sales, age 79, of Kansas City, MO, passed away on June 6, 2016. Visitation at 9AM with funeral at 10AM on Sat., June 11, at Floral Hills. Burial follows at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.Marie was born February 14, 1937, in West Terre Haute, IN, to Ernest Taylor and Geneva Thomas. She was a member of Blue River Bible Church of Belton. Her passions were God, her family, animals, and working...
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Larry Gene Baker

November 10, 1956 - June 5, 2016

Larry G. Baker, age 59, of Kansas City, MO, passed away on June 5, 2016, at Research Medical Center after a short but courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Burial to be held privately at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.Larry was born on November 10, 1956 in Gallatin, MO. He was a very fun loving guy, constantly making everyone around him smile and laugh. Even through his last days, he brought...
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Della Darlene Plaskett

January 31, 1936 - June 5, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Carl J. Olsen, Jr.

April 20, 1934 - June 4, 2016

Carl J. Olsen, Jr., 82 passed away June 4, 2016. Carl was born April 20, 1934 in Fredikstad, Norway. He is the son of Carl J. Olsen, Sr., and Sanna Nigaard. Carl served his country in the United States Army and his church as an LDS missionary. He married Betty Swann on June 30, 1993. Carl was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of LDS. He is survived by his wife, Betty; one brother, William...
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Vera P. Potter

July 22, 1928 - June 4, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Marcella N. Fairbanks

April 5, 1923 - June 4, 2016

M. Nadine Fairbanks, 93, passed away June 4, 2016. Graveside services 2 PM Tuesday, June 7 at Floral Hills East Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers her family requests contributions to Kansas City Hospice and Palliative Care, 1500 Meadow Lake Pkwy., Suite 200, Kansas City, MO 64114.Nadine was a lifelong area resident. She worked as a bookkeeper for Bannister Bank for several years, retiring in...
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