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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

Charlene D. Dirkschneider

May 7, 1945 - January 28, 2018


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Michele B. Green

June 22, 1940 - January 27, 2018


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Robert Van Camp

May 1, 1934 - January 27, 2018

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Ellen M. GROSSMAN

January 1, 1914 - January 26, 2018

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Grace Jean Sharp

June 29, 1937 - January 25, 2018

Grace Jean Sharp, beloved mother of Heather Windheuser, Sandi Glick and Timothy Sharp, passed into the presence of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Thursday January 25, 2018 at her apartment in Meadowlark Estates, Lawrence, Kansas. She was 80 years of age. Grace was born in 1937 to George and Nellie Booth of Kansas City, Missouri where she attended and graduated from Kansas City Southwest...
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Janice K. Hankins

July 6, 1949 - January 24, 2018


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Frances Tornabene

February 20, 1922 - January 24, 2018

Frances Teri Tornabene, of Raytown, Missouri, aged 95, died peacefully with family by her side, Wednesday, January 24, 2018.Frances was born February 20, 1922, in Kansas City, MO, the daughter of Frank and Josephine Teri. She attended Northeast High School, took business and sewing jobs in the Kansas City area, and retired from the Mobile Oil Company in 1984 after 29 years of service.Frances...
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Lloyd Melvin Baslee

March 27, 1960 - January 22, 2018

Lloyd Melvin Baslee, Jr., 57, passed away, January 22, 2018. Lloyd was born March 27, 1960. Survivors include 2 sisters, Rose Shelby (Mark) and Karen Heber (Chuck); 2 nieces, Jennifer Shelby and Melody Mulkey; 2 nephews, Christofer Shelby and Clayton Baslee; 2 great nephews, Jessup and Jake Mulkey. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Elizabeth Baslee. Visitation will be Monday,...
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Patricia Ann Duncan

February 18, 1937 - January 20, 2018

Patricia Ann Duncan (Hutto), age 80, died at St. Luke's East hospital in Lee's Summit, MO on Saturday January 20, 2018. Born February 18, 1937, Pat lived her entire life in Kansas City, Missouri. She was a Registered Nurse, having graduated from St. Mary's School of Nursing in 1957, she spent her professional career taking care of others. While she spent many years at Menorah Medical Center as...
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Harold Gene Rummerfield

July 6, 1935 - January 19, 2018

Harold Gene Rummerfield, age 82, Overland Park, KS, passed away January 19, 2018. Visitation 10AM Saturday, Jan. 27, at Gregory Hills Church, 7020 James A Reed, with funeral 11AM. Burial at Floral Hills.Gene was preceded in death by his granddaughter Brianna. He is survived by his wife of 63 years Betty; children Dennis Rummerfield (Stephanie) and Sharon Kramer (Jerry); grandchildren Kenneth...
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Norman Eddie Small

July 12, 1961 - January 18, 2018

Norman Eddie Small, age 56, of Gladstone, MO, formerly of Independence, passed away January 18, 2018. Norman was born July 12, 1961, in Mt. Pleasant, MI. Memorial service 3-5PM on Friday, Jan. 26, at Heartland Residential Care, 54 East U.S. 69 Highway, Claycomo, MO.Norman is survived by his parents Wayne & Bonnie Small, siblings Carrie Small, James Small (Linda), Tammie Hill; as well as many...
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Clara Palmer

December 6, 1922 - January 18, 2018

Clara had a good heart to the end. She was a loving mother, wife, grandmother, great-grandmother, Christian, homemaker, baker, reader, birdwatcher, seamstress, gardener and Sunday school teacher.Clara touched many throughout her life in her selfless, quiet way. She loved her family, kept them safe, and ensured they were well-behaved. .Her life started on a big farm in Wheeling, Missouri with...
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Eleanor M. Pearson

March 8, 1919 - January 18, 2018

Eleanor M. Pearson, age 98, of Lee's Summit, MO, formerly of Clinton, passed away January 18, 2018. Visitation at 11AM on Tuesday, Jan. 23, at Floral Hills with graveside at 12PM.Eleanor was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Norman, 2 sisters, and 6 brothers. She is survived by her daughters Saundra Parke (Keith) and Pat Baxter (Jim), grandchildren Travis (Dimitry) and Josh (Katja), 4...
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William D. Schroder

June 18, 1933 - January 17, 2018

William "Bill" D Schroder, 84, passed away, January 17, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family. Bill was born June 18, 1933 the son of Emerald and Mary Schroder in Kansas City, MO. Bill served his country in the United States Air Force from 1952-1956. He married Cathie (Morreale) Schroder in 1976. He was an avid car enthusiast and he loved keeping his yard pristine. He is survived by his wife...
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Betty Jean Curl

April 21, 1936 - January 17, 2018

Betty Jean Curl, age 81, passed away January 17, 2018. Visitation will be at 11:00 on Monday, January 22 followed by services at 12:00 at Floral Hills Funeral Home, 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd, Kansas City, MO. Betty was preceded in death by her parents, Leo and Bobby Suddeth; sister, Eva Courtney, and great granddaughter Mikayla Allen. Survivors include her husband of 64 years, Harold; her children,...
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Joe Don Smith

September 24, 1930 - January 17, 2018

Joe Don Smith, 87, of Raytown, Missouri, passed away January 17, 2018 at the Kansas City Hospice House in Kansas City, Missouri. Joe was a lifetime resident of Raytown, Missouri.A military graveside service will be celebrated at 10:30 am on Saturday, February 3rd at Floral Hills Cemetery in Kansas City, Missouri. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be made to the Kansas City Hospice House or...
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Dorris Dorris Schlosser

October 21, 1916 - January 16, 2018

Merry Dorris Duncan SchlosserOctober 21, 1916 - January 16, 2018Dorris passed away peacefully on January 16, 2018 at her home in John Knox Village.Dorris was born in Paris, Missouri - the only child of Missouri Senator Cullen S Duncan and Merry Berry Duncan. The family moved to New Franklin, Missouri where they lived until Dorris was junior in high school. They then moved to Fayette, Mo where she...
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Betty Jane Johnson

December 15, 1927 - January 14, 2018

BETTY JANE JOHNSONIrish poet and playwright Oscar Wilde was quoted as saying "some cause happiness wherever they go, others whenever they go". Our beloved 90 year old Mother, Granny, and GG of Raytown, Missouri was one of those who conveyed happiness. Betty was proceeded in death by her husband Barney Johnson, sister Cleta Crossno, and brother Bernard Lawrence. She was survived by children...
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Henry Lewis Ammerman

August 16, 1929 - January 14, 2018

Henry (Hank) Lewis Ammerman passed away peacefully at his home in Lee's Summit, MO on January 14, 2018. Celebration of Life to be held from 6-8PM on Saturday, Jan. 20, at Floral Hills. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the John Knox Village Foundation-for hospice care, 400 NW Murray Rd, Lee's Summit, MO 64081.Hank was preceded in death by his wife Joan Ammerman, son Brian Ammerman,...
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Garnett Ann Carlill

July 26, 1937 - January 14, 2018

Garnette A. Carlill, age 80, passed away peacefully at home January 14, 2018. She was preceded in death by her parents, Verva and Harry Edgar; her sisters, Margaret Zacharius and Cosetta Bramlett; daughter, Susan Carlill; husband, Fred Carlill Sr; and grandson, Marcus Asher. She leaves behind two daughters, Debra Asher and Cathy Johnson, one son, Fred Carlill, and six grandchildren. She was a...
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Richard Arthur Leaver

January 26, 1937 - January 12, 2018


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Virginia Lee Eichenberger

February 17, 1929 - January 12, 2018

VIRGINIA LEE EICHENBERGER, KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI, passed away 01/12/2018 at The Villages at Jackson Creek. Visitation to be held Friday, January 19, 2018 at 1:00 PM with Funeral service to follow at 2:00PM at Floral Hills Funeral Home and Cemetery, 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64133.Mrs. Virginia L. Eichenberger was born 02/17/1929 in Kansas City, Kansas. Virginia was a Medical...
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Leslie H. Neal

July 16, 1924 - January 10, 2018

Leslie “Les” H. Neal, 93, of Independence, MO, passed away on January 10, 2018. Les was born in Mont Ida, Kansas on July 16, 1924 to William H. Neal and Stella M. (West) Neal. He was in the Army – WWII. He worked for Coca Cola in KCMO for 32 years. Les was a life member of American Legion Post 21 & VFW 1000. Les was a member of Post 21 for 34 years and was a Post Commander....
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Howard Eugene SMELSER

August 23, 1935 - January 10, 2018

Howard E. Smelser, 82, passed away, January 10, 2018 in Lexington, MO. Howard was born August 23, 1935. Howard was a member of Osage Community Elks Lodge # 2705, St. Patrick’s Knights of Columbus and St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Laurie, MO for 20 years. He enjoyed playing golf, bowling, cooking and baking. He is survived by his wife Rita of 47 years; daughters, Sherry Smelser,...
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Carolyn Ann Hendrix

May 19, 1939 - January 9, 2018

Carolyn Ann Hendrix, Kansas City, MO, passed away Tuesday, January 9, 2018. Visitation will be at 1:00 PM on January 15, 2018 until service time at 2:00 PM at Floral Hills Funeral Home and Cemetery 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd., Kansas City, Missouri 64133. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Ascend Hospice www.ascendhospice.com. Carolyn Hendrix was born on May 19th, 1939 in...
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Naida Ione DeHass

December 30, 1933 - January 9, 2018

Naida Ione DeHass was born at home in Kansas City, Missouri on December 30, 1933 to Guy and Verna McComas. She was the youngest of 4 children. She went to Ashland Elementary school and graduated from East High School in 1952. She loved to play tennis in those early years. She married Fred DeHass June 17th, 1961. They lived most of their lives together in the Independence and Lee’s...
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Stanley R. Sorenson

October 20, 1945 - January 9, 2018

Stanley R. Sorenson passed away January 9, 2018. Visitation will be held from 3:00 - 5:00 pm on Sunday, January 14th at Floral Hills Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be at 10:00 am on Monday, January 15th at Floral Hills. Burial will be at Floral Hills East Memorial Gardens. Check back for the full obituary notice.
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John Madgett

February 8, 1929 - January 7, 2018


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John Madgett

February 8, 1929 - January 7, 2018

John Orwall Madgett Jr. passed peacefully in his sleep Sunday January 7, 2018. John was born on February 8, 1929 and graduated from Central High in St. Joseph Mo. In high school John played football, ran track, and played drums in the band. He attended St. Joseph Junior College and took extension courses through Kansas State University. At the age of 17 he entered the Marines in August 1946 and...
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Barry Kent Herrell

June 26, 1959 - January 7, 2018

Barry Kent HerrellJune 26, 1959 – January 7, 2018Born in Kansas City, Missouri to Harry and Doris Jean Davis Herrell, the 4th of 6 children.Kent was preceded in death by his parents and brother Terry Bruce. He is survived by siblings, Becky, Brent, Brenda and Barbara (Jeff).A 1977 graduate of Raytown South High School. He attended Raytown Christian Church. He worked many years in the...
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Sandra F. Klem

September 21, 1941 - January 7, 2018

Sandra F. Klem, 76 passed away January 7, 2018. Sandra was born September 21, 1941 in Kansas City, MO, the daughter of Lester and Lucy Louser. Sandra married William Slusser on April 2, 1960. He preceded her in death in 1975. She was married to DeLos Klem for 27 years. Sandra worked for Burns & McDonnell for 37 years. She loved to travel, enjoyed gardening and she loved KU Basketball, Royals and...
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Dorris Ivan Stanley

April 25, 1924 - January 6, 2018

Dorris Ivan Stanley, age 93, of Independence, MO, passed into eternal life on Jan. 6, 2018. Visitation at 10AM Thur., Jan. 11, at First Baptist Church Independence, 500 W Truman Rd, with funeral at 11AM. Burial at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.Dorris was preceded in death by his wife Nadine D. Stanley, son Greg D. Stanley, and all of his brothers and sisters. He is survived by his daughter...
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Thomas Edwin Derrick

October 22, 1950 - January 5, 2018

Thomas Edwin “Ted” DerrickKansas City, MO10/22/1950 – 01/05/2018Died peacefully in his sleep due to complications from lung cancer. He was surrounded by loved ones.Born: El Dorado, KS, the son of Odis J. and Maryalyce King DerrickAugusta Senior High School (1968)Bachelor of Science and Masters in Library and Information Management from Emporia State UniversityEducation...
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Kimberly Lynn Mercer

December 29, 1965 - January 5, 2018

Kimberly L. Mercer, age 52, of Belton, MO, passed away on January 5, 2018. Visitation 5-7PM Fri., Jan. 12, at Floral Hills Funeral Home with funeral at 10AM on Sat., Jan. 13. Burial at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. Kim was preceded in death by her mother Phyllis Smith and brother Scott Ainsworth. She is survived by husband Kelly; children Michael (Crystal) Regan, Kevin (Tony) Regan-Maglione;...
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Lois Elnora PENDERGRAFT

June 28, 1927 - January 4, 2018

Lois Elnora Pendergraft, age 90, passed away January 4, 2018. Memorial services will be held at 2:30 pm on Sunday, January 14th at the New Haven Seventh-day Adventist Church, 8714 Antioch Road, Overland Park, KS.
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Robert GRAFTON

November 9, 1946 - January 3, 2018

Robert R., Grafton (Bob), 71, of Kansas City, Mo. Passed away at his home on January 3,2018Robert was preceded in death by his mother, Patricia Mae Grafton and Father,Robert Leopold Grafton and his wife, Cheri Denise "Dee"Grafton.Robert actively served in the US Army and was a Vietnam veteran. Robert had worked and retired from the building and construction industry.Robert enjoyed being...
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Lowana J. Faulkenberry

April 7, 1933 - January 2, 2018

Lowana Jean (Marks) Faulkenberry, 84, passed away January 2, 2018. Lowana was born April 7, 1933 in Ardmore, OK, the daughter of Lloyd and Dovie Marks. She graduated from Wapanucka High School. She married Ralph E. Faulkenberry in 1952, they were high school sweethearts. Lowana was an executive administrator for NASB for 12 years retiring in 2000. She was a member of the Raytown 1st Baptist...
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Doris Gloria BOTTS

December 1, 1930 - January 1, 2018

Doris Gloria (Palmer) Botts, 87, died peacefully at home in Overland Park, KS, on January 1, 2018. Family and friends will celebrate her life with an Eastern Star memorial service offered by Adah Chapter #52 on Saturday, March 24 at a time and location to be determined in Omaha, NE. The family will receive friends at a reception following the ceremony. Doris wished to be cremated, and her family...
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Conley Pierce CORNELL

October 7, 1949 - December 31, 2017

Conley Pierce Cornell Jr., 68, of Urich, Missouri passed away December 31st, 2017 at home peacefully under Hospice care. There will be no services or visitation per Conley’s request. Memorial Contributions may be made to Wayside Waifs in Kansas City, MO. Conley was born October 10, 1949 in Kansas City, MO. He spent years of employment as a truck driver. That is where he met the love of his...
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Alberta D. Sharp

August 30, 1931 - December 29, 2017

Alberta Doll Sharp, 86, of Independence, Missouri, passed away the 29th of December 2017 of natural causes at Valley Manor & Rehab Center, Excelsior Springs, MO. Visitation to be held Wednesday, January 3rd at 9:00 AM until Service time at 10:00 AM at Floral Hills Funeral Home 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd., KC, MO 64133, with interment to follow in Floral Hills Cemetery. In lieu of flowers,...
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Lucille B. Box

August 19, 1925 - December 29, 2017

Lucille B. Box, 92, passed away December of 2017. Lucille was born in 1925 in Aldrich, MO the daughter of Coy andDella Hagerman. She was a member of Spring Valley Baptist Church of Raytown. Lucille was preceded in death by her husband, Claud W. Box, 2 children, 3 brothers and a sister. She is survived by her son, Charles L. Box and wife Rene, 2 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Visitation...
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Beverly S. Tapp

November 19, 1935 - December 28, 2017

Beverly S Tapp, age 82, of Kansas City peacefully passed away December 28th at St Luke's Hospice House. Visitation begins at 9 am and services follow at 10 am at Floral Hills Funeral Home with burial immediately following. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Wayside Waifs animal shelter, or similar animal rescues. Beverly was born in 1935 in Memphis...
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Lois Irene Nichols

August 7, 1931 - December 28, 2017

Lois Irene Nichols, 86, passed away December 28, 2017. Lois was born August 7, 1931.Visitation will be Tuesday, January 2, 2018 from 1 pm until service time at 2 pm at Floral Hills Funeral Home. Burial at Floral Hills East Cemetery, Lee’s Summit, MO. Survivors include her daughter, Mary Thoreson (Bryan), a grandson, Nathan Thoreson (Heather); a granddaughter, Holly Thoreson (Michael) and 2...
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Evelyn J. Campbell

June 3, 1924 - December 26, 2017

Evelyn June Campbell, 93, passed away December 26, 2017, at Delmar Gardens of Lenexa, KS. A Graveside Service will be held at 10:00 AM on Jan. 2, 2018 in the small chapel at Floral Hills Funeral Home in Kansas City, Missouri. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in Evelyn’s name to Wayside Waifs www.waysidewaifs.orgEvelyn was born on June 3rd, 1924 in Kansas City, Missouri. She...
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William F. Atkins

November 25, 1935 - December 24, 2017

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Lorene BARTON

January 1, 1927 - December 24, 2017

Lorene Barton was born on January 1, 1927 to Robert and Elva DeCoursey . She was married on November 1, 1946 to Dorsey Barton. Lorene enjoyed working outside the home but devoted most of her time to being a housewife and mother to her two children, Dennis and Glenda. Lorene came to a saving faith in Jesus Christ at a young age and she instilled those values in her children and later she enjoyed...
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Betty Lou Zimmerman

December 18, 1933 - December 23, 2017

Betty Lou (Welsh) Zimmerman passed from this life to be with her savior on December 23, 2017. Living in Belton, she was formerly of Kansas City, Missouri. Services will be Saturday, December 30th, at 6:30p.m., High Blue Wellness Center, 16400 N. Mullen Rd., Belton MO 64012. The family will receive friends following the celebration of Betty Lou’s Life. Graveside services will be held at a...
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Eleanor Johnson

June 1, 1918 - December 21, 2017

Eleanor Johnson, 99, was called to be with the Lord Thursday, Dec.21, 2017.She was at home with family. She was a life long resident of Kansas City until she moved to assisted living in Leawood,Kansas three years ago. She was a homemaker while her daughters were growing up, then worked as a secretary at Bendix(Honeywell) until she retired. Eleanor was a charter member of Colonial Presbyterian...
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James Edward Harler

April 2, 1928 - December 19, 2017

James "Jim" Harler was born April 2, 1928 to James O and Billie Irene Harler in Charlestown, West Virginia. He died December 19,2017 in Lee's Summit which had been his home since 1957. Jim graduated from Maulden, high school and attended Morris Harvey University until he joined the army in 1951. Before he was shipped to Japan he had the honor of singing in a concert with Robert...
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Colby De'Leon Stephenson

January 4, 2001 - December 18, 2017

Colby D. Stephenson, age 17, of Raytown, MO, passed away unexpectedly on December 18, 2017.Visitation will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at the Blue Springs Christian Church, 7920 South Hwy 7, Blue Springs, MO followed by funeral services at 2:00.Colby was preceded in death by his brother Joshua Stephenson. He leaves behind his dad Howard Stephenson; mom Michelle Stephenson;...
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Elizabeth Channel

July 8, 1936 - December 17, 2017

Elizabeth Channel of Kansas City, Missouri, passed away peacefully at home on December 17, 2017 at the age of 81. Visitation will be held at Floral Hills Funeral Home on Saturday, December 30th at 11:00 AM with funeral service to follow at 12:00 PM. Interment to take place following funeral service at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd., Kansas City, Missouri 64133. In lieu of...
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George M. Stewart

May 4, 1928 - December 17, 2017

George M. Stewart Jr. was born May 4, 1928 in Atlanta, MO. He was an only child who loved people, art, music, animals and his mom. After graduating from Shawnee Mission High School he went on to Oklahoma Baptist University where he met and married, Mary Stinson on December 28, 1949. He graduated from OBU with a degree in Micro Biology in 1950 and worked as a micro biologist for 40 years. His...
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Dorothy J. Moon

August 25, 1934 - December 16, 2017

DOROTHY JUNE (CRENSHAW) MOONJune Moon of Independence, MO., passed peacefully on December 16, 2017, at the age of 83. We hope she is now reunited with our dad, Junior, whom she deeply missed these 4 long years since his passing. They were two halves of one whole and we dearly hope they are now together again in heaven. Throughout their long marriage, you rarely saw one without the other. It was...
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JoAnn Ann Goodwin

August 1, 1937 - December 15, 2017

Jo Ann Goodwin, 80, Lees Summit, passed away December 15, 2017. Jo Ann was born August 1, 1937. Visitation will be held Wednesday, December 20, 2017 from 1:00 until service time at 2:00 p.m. at Floral Hills Funeral Home, followed by graveside burial at Floral Hills East. She is survived by her husband Marvin, 2 Sons, David and Michael, and four grandchildren. Fond memories and condolences may be...
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Jack J. Breedlove

July 11, 1929 - December 14, 2017

Jack Breedlove passed away December, 14, 2017. He was born 7/11/1929 in Harrington, KS. Jack was a Veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and served in Korea during the Korean War as a tank crewman. Jack was a member of the Scottish Rights and also belonged to the VFW. Jack is survived by his wife Karen Breedlove; three sons, Jack, Paul and his wife Summer, Jeff and his wife April; and one daughter...
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Kathleen Ann Davis

December 5, 1952 - December 14, 2017

Kathleen A. “Kathy” Davis, 65, passed away December 14th, 2017. Memorial Services will be held at 2:00pm on Sunday, December 17th at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. Kathy was a lifelong K.C. area resident. She worked at Lee’s Summit High School for many years and was now retired. She lived her life to serve the Lord first and then serve others. Kathy was preceded in death by her...
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Shirley J. Pugsley

January 24, 1949 - December 13, 2017

Shirley Jean (Lane) Pugsley, age 68, of Kansas City, MO passed away December 13, 2017 at Jackson Creek Memory Care surrounded by her family. Visitation will be on Sunday, December 17th at Floral Hills Funeral Home from 4:00 – 6:00pm. Funeral services will be at 2:00 pm on Monday, December 18th at Floral Hills. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s...
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Shirley L. Miller

September 4, 1938 - December 12, 2017

Shirley Liles Miller of Independence, Missouri, died at the age of 79. Ms. Miller was born on September 4, 1938 in Independence, Missouri. She graduated from Kansas City Business College in 1969 and was a 1978 graduate of Avila College. She was an alumna of UMKC, Donnelly College, and Graceland College. Shirley attended Crown Pointe Assembly of God Church and was a member of International...
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Philip L. COOMBS

July 14, 1948 - December 11, 2017

Philip L. Coombs, age 69, passed away 12/11/2017. Visitation will be held at Floral Hills Funeral Home on Wednesday, December 20th from 5:00 – 7:00 with a Memorial Service being held at 7:00pm. Philip was born July 14, 1948 and graduated from Westport High School in 1966. He worked for the Asbestos Workers Local #27 for 45 years, retiring in 2001. Philip was preceded in death by his parents...
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Hazel L. Hershberger

January 3, 1924 - December 11, 2017

Hazel L. (Beale) Hershberger, 93, passed away December 11, 2017. Hazel was born January 3, 1924 in New Cambria, MO, the daughter of Lincoln Joseph and Mabel Beale. She went to nursing school in Fort Scott, Ks as part of the Cadet Nurses training core at Sisters of Mercy Hospital. She was an RN at Macy’s and Ford Motor Company for over 25 years. On June 3, 1978 she married Charles O....
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Martin Lee Hendrix

July 5, 1930 - December 11, 2017

Martin Lee (Marty) Hendrix, 87, Lee’s Summit, Missouri passed away the 11th of December 2017 at Lee’s Summit Medical Center from congestive heart failure. Visitation will be from 10:00 – 10:45 am December 15, 2017 at Floral Hills Funeral Home with Graveside service to follow at 11:00 am in Floral Hills Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to a charity...
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Vernon L. Marlatte

March 25, 1935 - December 11, 2017

Vernon L. Marlatte, Jr “Sonny”, 82, passed away December 11, 2017. Vernon was born March 25, 1935 in Kansas City, MO. Vernon served his country in the United States Army from 1954-1957. He served in Germany during the Korean War as an AAA gun crewman. On January 10, 1980 Vernon married Lydia (Middleton) Marlatte. She preceded him in death on February 17, 2009. He leaves behind, 3...
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Milagros Ortinero Slusher

October 27, 1949 - December 10, 2017

Mila Slusher, 68, passed away on December 10, 2017 at Research Hospital. She was the partner of Tom LaFayette of 21 years. Born in Manila Philippines, she was the daughter of Nimfa Ortinero. She graduated from high school and then moved to the United States in 1975. She resided in Kansas City, Missouri until her death. She was a member of the VFW and an avid bowler belonging to many bowling...
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John E. Hustad

October 4, 1937 - December 7, 2017

John Everett Hustad, 80 of Lee’s Summit, Mo went to be with the Lord on December 7th, 2017. Funeral services will be Saturday, December 16th at 1 p.m. at Fellowship Greenwood, 1601 W Main St, Greenwood, Mo. with burial in Floral Hills East. Visitation will be Friday, December 15th from 6-8 p.m. at Fellowship Greenwood. John was born October 4, 1937 in Mondovi, WI. He and his wife Retha were...
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Ruth Ann Gault-Allen

November 15, 1953 - December 6, 2017

Ruth Ann Gault-Allen, age 64, of Kansas City, MO, peacefully passed on December 6, 2017, surrounded by her family. Funeral at 2PM on Monday, Dec. 11, at Floral Hills, with visitation at 1PM. Burial at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to Habitat for Humanity.Ruth was born in Carthage, MO, on Nov. 15, 1953, to Thomas D. & Bettye Jo (Hoover) Gault and resided in...
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Danton D. GROFF

March 19, 1942 - December 6, 2017

Danton D. Groff, 75, of Raytown, MO passed away the 6th of December 2017, at St. Luke’s Hospice House from natural causes. Visitation will be held at 1:00pm on Sunday, December 10, 2017 with Funeral Service to follow at 2:00pm at Floral Hills Funeral Home and Cemetery – 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd., KC, MO 64133. Danton was born in Washington D.C. on March 19, 1942. He was an avid reader...
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Dalbert Wieligman

December 4, 1932 - December 6, 2017

Dalbert W. Wieligman, Jr., 85, passed away December 6, 2017. Dalbert was born December 4, 1932 in Kansas City; MO. Dalbert married Donna (Simmons) Wieligman on July 22, 1955. He graduated from East High School. He served his country in the United States Navy. Dalbert worked at General Motors in Leeds, MO for over 30 years. Dalbert was a member of Lee’s Summit United Methodist Church...
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William B. Madden

February 21, 1925 - December 4, 2017

William Madden, age 92, of Kansas City, passed away on December 4, 2017. Funeral to be held at 12NOON on Friday, Dec. 15, at Turning Point Church, 9150 Blue Ridge, Kansas City, MO, with viewing from 10AM-12PM.William was the youngest of five children born on Feb. 21, 1925, to John & Geneva (Campbell) Madden. He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Carrie Madden, his son Curtis E....
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June E. Hoppers

August 6, 1928 - December 3, 2017

June Elizabeth Hoppers, daughter of the late Edgar and Stella Henderson, was born August 6, 1928 at Tunas, Missouri, and passed away on Sunday December 3, 2017 at the age of 89. She was united in marriage to George Russell Hoppers on December 21, 1946 at Fort Scott, Kansas and to this union two children were born. After raising their family in Kansas City, June and Russell retired at the Lake of...
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Virginia May Decker

October 2, 1929 - December 3, 2017

Virginia M Decker, 88 of Raymore, MO Passed away Sunday December 03, 2017.She leaves behind her husband Donald D Decker of 56 years, their two daughters, Donna Horner (Melvin Horner) and Dana Harker (James Graves) 4 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, one sister Carmen Evans (Jack Evans) and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held Saturday 12/09/2017 at 9:00 am. Services to follow at...
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Mary Ellen Schnetzer

June 29, 1928 - December 2, 2017

Mary Ellen Schnetzer went to be with the Lord that she had served all of her life on December 2, 2017. She was born in Kansas City, MO on June 29, 1928 to James Henry Reid and Ruby Lurene (Davidson) Reid. Mary Ellen was married to James Leroy Schnetzer on November 28, 1946. Their marriage resulted in eight children: Mary Schnetzer (Bill), David Schnetzer (Anne), Glenda Schnetzer, Barbara...
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Bobbie G. Anderson

January 6, 1935 - November 30, 2017

Bobbie Anderson, age 82, passed away November 30, 2017. Celebration of Life will be 4pm, Tuesday, December 5, 2017, at Susquehanna Baptist Church 17800 E Susquehanna Ridge, Independence, MO 64056.
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Noel Ward Salisbury

December 21, 1931 - November 30, 2017

Noel “Ward” Salisbury, 85, passed away November,30, 2017 in New Albany, Indiana. He was born in Soldier, Kansas and was a member of St. Mary’s (Kansas) Methodist Church. He graduated from Baker University (Baldwin, KS) in 1953, served in the U.S. Army and worked in the public utilities industry for 44 years, retiring from One Gas in 2006. He is survived by his wife of 37 years,...
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Vivian Joyce Kuder

August 8, 1932 - November 29, 2017

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

December 5, 1930 - November 27, 2017

Shirley McComas, age 86, passed away November 27, 2017. Visitation will begin at 1pm on Wednesday, November 29th, with burial following at Floral Hills Funeral Home and Cemetery, 7000 Blue Ridge Boulevard, Kansas City, MO, (816) 353-1218.
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Margaret Ann Baker

July 6, 1931 - November 24, 2017

Margaret Ann Baker entered Heaven's gates on November 24, 2017. She was born on July 6th, 1931 to Gorham and Ethel McAhan. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years David Baker . She was also preceded in death by her younger brother Jay McAhan and his wife JoAnn McAhan. Margaret is survived by 7 sons and daughters in laws: Paul and Paula Baker, Pat and Tammy Baker, Chris and Cheryl...
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Robert Wesley Carver

August 27, 1931 - November 23, 2017

Robert Wesley Carver, age 86, of Independence, MO, passed away on November 23, 2017. Visitation at 10AM on Friday, Dec. 1, at Grandview Community of Christ, 12600 Byars Rd, with memorial service at 11AM.Robert was born Aug. 27, 1931 in Kansas City, MO, to Raymond & Virleen (Smith) Carver.Robert graduated high school from William Chrisman in 1948, then he attended Graceland University. From 1952...
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Timothy Allen Hudnall

December 24, 1949 - November 22, 2017

Timothy Allen Hudnall, 67 of Raytown, MO died Wednesday November 22, 2017.Mr Hudnall was born December 24, 1949 in Kansas City, MO, the son of Irvin and Doris (Marsh) Hudnall. He grew up in Raytown, MO and graduated from Raytown South High School in 1968.He was united in marriage to his high school sweetheart Lorraine Otero on October 10, 1970 at St John Francis Regis Catholic Church. The couple...
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Ronald Warren McColpin

June 1, 1947 - November 20, 2017

Ronald Warren McColpin, 70, passed away November 20, 2017. Rosary at 4PM with visitation following until 7PM Sunday, Nov. 26, at Floral Hills Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be at 10:30AM Monday, Nov. 27, at Our Lady of the Presentation Church in Lee's Summit, MO, with Wake at 9:30AM. Burial at Floral Hills East, Lee’s Summit.Ron embraced life as a loving husband, father, grandpa,...
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Willard E. DAVIDSON

October 16, 1929 - November 19, 2017

Willard E. Davidson went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 19th.He was born on October 16th, 1929 in Wheaton, Missouri to Ewing and Nota (Davis) Davidson. Willard married his wife and best friend, Wanda Gibson, on September 11, 1954 in Springfield, Missouri. They immediately moved to Kansas City to begin their 63 years of life together.Willard was proud to have served his country with...
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Carol Jean Martin

August 10, 1934 - November 19, 2017

Carol J. Martin, age 83, of Blue Springs, MO, passed away November 19, 2017. Graveside at 11AM Wed., Nov. 22, at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.Carol was born August 10, 1934, in Norman, OK. She retired from work at the post office. Carol is survived by her son Doug and his wife Linda Martin, 7 grandchildren, and 14 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Jack and son Dean...
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Ross Glen Thompson

March 7, 1920 - November 18, 2017

Ross Glen Thompson, age 97 1/2, of Henderson, NV, passed away on November 18, 2017. Visitation at 10AM on Thur., Nov. 30, at First Baptist Church, 100 W Red Bridge Rd, KCMO 64114. Celebration service with Masonic service to follow at 11AM. Burial with military honors at 1:45PM at Memorial Park Cemetery, 8251 Hillcrest Rd, KCMO.Glen was born March 7, 1920 in Jamesport, MO. He was a loving &...
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Doris L. BROWN

August 4, 1930 - November 18, 2017

Doris Brown left peacefully with her Angels on Saturday Nov 18. She was born August4, 1930 in Hamburg, Iowa toEarl and Martha (Armstrong) Kingery. Doris graduated from Hamburg High School in 1948. Doris married Elson (Bill) W. Brown onJuly 11, 1948 in Hamburg,IA. Doris and Bill moved to Kansas City, MO in 1952, living in the Grain Valley–Oak Grove area. Doris was a Tax Examiner and...
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Linda June Duckworth

June 5, 1945 - November 17, 2017

Linda June Duckworth, age 72, of Kansas City, MO, passed away on Nov. 17, 2017. Survived by companion Troy Duckworth Jr., children Richard Duckworth & Cindy Wilson, and 4 grandchildren.
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Margery Jean Van Meter

August 9, 1921 - November 17, 2017

Margery Jean Van Meter, age 96, passed away November 17, 2017. Visitation will be 5:00-7:00 pm Friday evening, November 24 at Floral Hills. Funeral service will be 10:00 am, Saturday, November 25, at Floral Hills. Committal service will follow.Jean was born in Clayton, New Mexico. Walter and Jean moved to the Kansas City area after his discharge from the Army. She retired after 35+ years from...
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Noble H. Baker

March 20, 1930 - November 17, 2017

Noble Hill Baker, 87, of Lee's Summit, Missouri, left this world for the glory of Heaven on Friday, November 17, 2017. Born in Kansas City, Missouri on March 20, 1930, he was the only son of Noble Hill Baker, Sr. and Helen (Nolkemper) Baker. Noble graduated from Paseo High School in 1947 and went on to attend the University of Missouri in Columbia.From 1951 to 1953, Noble served our country...
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Helen G. Reynolds

December 23, 1919 - November 16, 2017

Helen Grace Reynolds, 97, passed away November 16, 2017. Helen was born December 23, 1919 the daughter of Leslie and Jennie (Stanton) England. Helen was an avid sports fan. She loved the Kansas City Royals by far the best. The night she witnessed the Royals winning the World Series in 2015 was a highlight in her sports fan career. Her daughter Suzy was her best friend and was with her when she...
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Barry K. Bowers

February 25, 1956 - November 15, 2017

Barry Keith Bowers, age 61, passed away November 15, 2017. A memorial visitation will be held at Floral Hills Funeral Home on Friday, November 24 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Barry’s family to help with funeral expenses. Barry was born February 25, 1956 in Kansas City, KS to Kenneth and Geraldine Bowers. He was a welder by trade in the Navy....
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Ronald E. JOHNSON

July 25, 1944 - November 15, 2017

Ron E. Johnson, 73, of Independence, MO, passed away November 15, 2017 at home. Ron was born 7/25/1944 in Thayer, MO. He was a mechanic for 36 yrs. At Lees Summit Honda. He was an avid Hunter and loved the outdoors.Ron was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Maymie Johnson; Sisters, Linda Brewer and Shirley Paxton. Survivors include his Sons, Mitch Johnson (Wife Debbie) and Jody Johnson...
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Mary Fitzgerald Shockley

March 15, 1942 - November 15, 2017

Mary “Woman” Shockley (née Fitzgerald) died on November 15, 2017 in Kansas City, MO at the age of 75. Mary is survived by her husband of 53 years, Hinton “Sam” Shockley; children, Darryl (Valerie) Shockley of Denver, CO; David (Lexye) Shockley of Savannah, GA; Denesha Snell of Kansas City, MO; sister, Frankie Hogan, and 5 grandchildren, Adam, Johari, Darius, William...
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Mary F. Shockley

March 15, 1942 - November 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Cemetery, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Evelyn L. Hall

January 27, 1929 - November 14, 2017

Evelyn L. Whitney Hall, age 88, passed on peacefully in her sleep due to complications from a fractured hip on November 14, 2017. Evelyn was born January 27, 1929, to Walter and Florence Whitney. As of her birth date, she was the largest baby born at the Kansas City General Hospital. She weighed 16 lbs. Evelyn and her family lived as extended family members on the Whitney Farm in Independence,...
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Robert James Datema

September 26, 1930 - November 13, 2017

Robert “Bob” James Datema passed away peacefully at University of Kansas Hospital surrounded by loved ones on November 13, 2017. God looked down on Bob and told him your suffering and in pain, so he took him home. Bob was born on September 26, 1930 in Sibley, Iowa to John and Bertha Datema. He graduated from high school in Omaha, Nebraska and attended The University of Nebraska...
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Richard Garrett CARRIER

August 10, 1939 - November 11, 2017

Richard Garrett Carrier Jr., age 78, of Climax Springs, MO, formerly of the Kansas City area, passed away November 11, 2017.Services are private.
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Lillian Loraine Beebe

January 12, 1934 - November 10, 2017

LILLIAN L. “MIDGE” BEEBELillian L. “Midge” Beebe, age 83, of Greenwood, MO, passed away on November 10, 2017. Visitation at 1:30PM on Friday, Nov. 17, with memorial service to be held at 2PM at Floral Hills Funeral Home. Reception to follow at 6330 Noland Rd, Kansas City MO 64133.Midge was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years Robert E. “Bob” Beebe, son...
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William E. Davis

July 30, 1930 - November 10, 2017

William E. Davis of Raymore, MO, passed away at the age of 87 on November 10, 2017. Bill was born on July 30, 1930 in Cedar County, MO. He graduated from El Dorado Springs High School in 1947. Bill married Doris Ford on July 16, 1949. They shared 68 years of marriage and had three children, Glenda, Gail and Scott. Bill was a devoted and loving husband, father and friend. He cherished...
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Margaret E. Farrell

March 21, 1922 - November 8, 2017

Margaret Eunice Farrell, age 95, of Raytown MO., passed away peacefully November 8,2017, with family by her side and in the tender care of Kansas City Hospice. She was born March 21, 1922 to Joseph and Eunice Michaelis in McFarland, Kansas.Margaret is survived by 4 brothers and 2 sister and 14 children, Larry (Shelda), Don, Bob, Barbara Kay (Mel), Mary, Sherry, John (Kim), Mark (Kay), Mike,...
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Cleo H. BEAIRD

May 10, 1918 - November 8, 2017

CLEO BEAIRDCleo Harris Beaird passed away early Tuesday morning, November 8, 2017. Dad would have been 100 this coming May 10th, 2018.He was born in Wheeling, Missouri to his parents Arlie Eli and Gertrude Beaird. Mom preceded him in death as well as his parents and Brothers Leland, Lloyd and Howard and nephew Lee. Dad and Mom moved to Kansas City, during the war. Dad owned several motels and...
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Douglas Tracy Allen

December 3, 1946 - November 6, 2017

Douglas T. Allen, age 70, passed away November 6, 2017. Private family services will be held at a later date. He is survived by two brothers, Greg Allen and Steve (wife Beverly) Allen; Nieces, Elizabeth Koepp and Martha Allen; Nephew, Sam Allen; Great nieces and nephews, Jonas Koepp, Sophie Koepp, and Lucy Keopp.
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Elaine M. Flynn

July 13, 1930 - November 5, 2017

Elaine Mae (Kongs) Flynn of Lee’s Summit, MO, passed away November 5, 2017, at age 87 of natural causes. Elaine was born July 13, 1930, to John and Wilhelmina “Minnie” (Boeckmann) Kongs in Seneca, KS. She married Robert Edward Flynn on April 23, 1955. Elaine and Bob lived in Lee’s Summit, MO. Elaine was preceded in death by her parents and six siblings. Elaine is...
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