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Henry Ehlert Proett

April 5, 1940 - October 5, 2017

Henry Ehlert Proett, 77 of Higginsville, Missouri died on Thursday, October 5, 2017, at his home. Born Sunday, April 5, 1940 in Kansas City, Missouri, he was the son of the late Chester Proett and the late Toleda (Ehlert) Proett. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church. He received his Bachelors degree in Agriculture at UCM in 1962. He was an avid reader and enjoyed historical...
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Carol Janine Gilmore

October 31, 1952 - September 26, 2017

Carol Janine Gilmore, 64 of Mayview, Missouri died on Tuesday, September 26, 2017, at her home in Mayview, Missouri. Born Friday, October 31, 1952 in Independence, Missouri to the late Ernest Earl Parker and the late Reba Mae (Martin) Parker. She married Frank G. Gilmore on August 18, 1979 and he preceded her in death on October 15, 2011. She lived in Buckner for 22 years before moving to...
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Mary L. Borgstadt

October 23, 1933 - September 19, 2017

Mary L. Borgstadt, 83 of Higginsville, Missouri died on Tuesday, September 19, 2017, at Meyer Care Center in Higginsville, Missouri. Born Monday, October 23, 1933 in Malta Bend, Missouri, she was the daughter of the late Edward Hemme and the late Lydia Kirchhoff Hemme. She married Eugene "Sonny" Borgstadt on May 12, 1954. He preceded her in death on August 19, 2003. She lived most of her life...
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Anna "Ann" Alice Lang

August 1, 1922 - September 17, 2017

Anna (Ann) Alice Davis passed at Hope Hospice near her home in Fort Myers, Florida at the age of 95 on September 17, 2017. She was preceded in death by her first husband Lee J. Slusher and her second husband William H. Lang, Sr. Ann was born on August 1, 1922 to John Rondeau Davis and Laura Green Davis in Lafayette County, the eighth of nine children. She learned from her family how...
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Bernice Meyer

October 7, 1924 - September 15, 2017

Bernice Meyer, 92 of Higginsville, Missouri died on Friday, September 15, 2017, at her home. Born Tuesday, October 7, 1924 in Booneville, Missouri, she was the daughter of the late George Gilmore and the late Myrtle White Gilmore. She graduated from Sweet Springs High School in 1942. She married Roy A. Meyer on October 20, 1945. They moved to Higginsville in 1954. Bernice held numerous jobs...
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Cameron Charles Cooper

December 12, 2013 - September 10, 2017

Cameron Charles Cooper, 3 of Corder, Missouri died on Sunday, September 10, 2017, at Lafayette Regional Health Center in Lexington, Missouri. Born Thursday, December 12, 2013 in Warrensburg, Missouri, he was the son of Cameron Cooper and Mistie (Rakestraw) Cooper. He is survived by his parents Cameron and Mistie Cooper, maternal grandfather Bryan Rakestraw of Lexington, Missouri; maternal...
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Tim Moore

November 1, 1953 - August 5, 2017

Tim Moore, 63, of Higginsville, Missouri died on Saturday, August 5, 2017, at his home in Higginsville, Missouri. He was born Sunday, November 1, 1953 in Marshall, Arkansas to the late Charles Moore and the late Dorothy Maxine Lockerby Moore. He was a graduate of Lexington High School Class of 1972 and married Priscilla Golladay on June 26, 1972. He served in the U. S. Air Force during...
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Nadine Stuerke

August 14, 1929 - July 12, 2017

Nadine Stuerke, 87 of Higginsville, Missouri died on Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at her home.Born Sunday, August 14, 1929 in Higginsville, she was the daughter of the late William Carter Rogers and Myrtle Mae Gunter Rogers. Nadine (or Deanie or Nikie) was a beloved mother, grandmother, nana and aunt. She is survived by her daughter Debra and son-in-law Derrick Krieger of Higginsville and her son...
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Charles L. Overstreet

June 4, 1935 - June 29, 2017

Charles L. Overstreet, 82, of Blue Springs, Missouri died on Thursday, June 29, 2017, at his home in Blue Springs. Born Tuesday, June 4, 1935 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, he was the son of the late Fred Overstreet and the late Lola Ellen Nimmo Overstreet. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty, one stepson, Timothy Helliker, and 2 brothers. Mr. Overstreet served in the Army before...
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James M. Duncan

June 5, 1946 - June 21, 2017

James M. Duncan, 71 of Lexington, Missouri died on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at Riverbend Heights Health & Rehabilitation in Lexington. Born Wednesday, June 5, 1946 in Kansas City, Missouri, he was the son of the late Leonard Duncan and the late Cleata (Hendricks) Duncan. James lived most of his life in Higginsville and was a 1964 graduate of Higginsville High School. He then obtained a...
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Kate Short

September 23, 1931 - June 21, 2017

Kate Short, 85, of Higginsville, Missouri died on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at Meyer Care Center in Higginsville. Born Wednesday, September 23, 1931 in Stevenson, Alabama, she was the daughter of the late Mit Peters and the late Lizzie Mae (Morse) Peters. She was also preceded in death by 6 brothers and 5 sisters. Kate and James C. Short were married on May 26, 1953 in Cleveland,...
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Wilbert L. Schnakenberg

August 16, 1937 - June 17, 2017

Wilbert L. Schnakenberg, 79 of Concordia, Missouri died on Saturday, June 17, 2017, at the Lutheran Nursing Home in Concordia. Born Monday, August 16, 1937 in Concordia, he was the son of the late Walter C. Schnakenberg and the late Edna H. Jungklaus Schnakenberg. He married Betty A. Becker Schnakenberg on March 1, 1967 and she survives in Concordia. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran...
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Ralph "Pete" Fox

October 31, 1917 - June 8, 2017

Ralph "Pete" Fox, 99, of Higginsville, Missouri died on Thursday, June 8, 2017, at Meyer Care Center in Higginsville. Born Wednesday, October 31, 1917 in Higginsville, Missouri, he was the son of the late William Fox and the late Ella Brown Fox. Pete lived all his life in Higginsville and graduated from Higginsville High School in 1935. In 1937 he signed a contract as a pitcher with a...
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Florence "Tootsie" Wahlers

August 31, 1950 - May 22, 2017

Florence "Tootsie" Wahlers, 66, of Higginsville, Missouri died on Monday, May 22, 2017, at her home. Born Thursday, August 31, 1950 in Higginsville, Missouri, she was the daughter of the late Vernon Fiene and the late Helen Tebbenkamp Fiene. Also preceded in death is one brother, Robert Lee Fiene. She lived most of her life in Higginsville. She married Larry R. "Weasel" Wahlers on...
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Maurine Mills Cole

March 5, 1920 - May 12, 2017

Maurine Mills Cole, 97, of Kansas City, MO passed Friday May 12, 2017, at home. She was born March 5, 1920, in Dover, the daughter of the late Thomas J. Miller, Jr. and the late Laura Elizabeth Killion Miller. Maurine lived in Higginsville from 1971 to 2000, then moved back to Kansas City to live with her son, Kenneth. She worked as a shell maker at Lake City Arsenal until retiring in...
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Kenneth Mendenhall

March 5, 1929 - May 9, 2017

Kenneth Leroy Mendenhall, 88 of Richmond, MO, formerly of Corder, MO passed away Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at Sherkey Nursing Home in Richmond, Missouri after a long illness. Kenneth was born March 5, 1929 to George D. and Arlie (Hollis) Mendenhall. Times were hard and they became even harder when, at the age of 4, his mother died. He was farmed out to family members to raise him until he was old...
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A.J. Giorza

May 21, 1935 - May 8, 2017

A.J. Giorza, 81 of Higginsville, Missouri died on Monday, May 8, 2017, at Rosewood Health & Rehabilitation Center in Independence, Missouri. Born Tuesday, May 21, 1935 in Lexington, Missouri, he was the son of the late Americo J. Giorza, Sr. and the late Dorothy Gray Giorza. He was a graduate of the class of 1953 at Lexington High School, then served in the National Guard from 1958-1965. He...
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Dorothy Lee Bodenstab

December 8, 1927 - April 29, 2017

Dorothy Lee Bodenstab, 89 of Concordia, Missouri died on Saturday, April 29, 2017, at Lutheran Nursing Home in Concordia, Missouri. Born Thursday, December 8, 1927 in Higginsville, Missouri, she was the daughter of the late Lilburn Hickman and the late Laura Lefman Hickman. She lived most of her life in Alma, MO. She married Robert L. Bodenstab on May 7, 1950 and he preceded her in death...
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Mike Allen Johnson

May 15, 1958 - April 26, 2017

Mike Allen Johnson, 58 of Higginsville, Missouri died on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at his home. Born Thursday, May 15, 1958 in Miami, Oklahoma, he was the son of the late Wayne Johnson and Mary Carter Johnson. He married Vicky Stewart Johnson on November 20, 1981 and she survives of the home. He lived most of his life in Higginsville and was a member of First Baptist Church. He had worked...
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Kelli Crater

December 7, 1952 - April 25, 2017

Kelli Ann Crater, 64, of Higginsville, Missouri died on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at her home. Born Sunday, December 7, 1952 in Kansas City, Missouri, she was the daughter of the late John Curry and the late Beverly Ann Anthony Curry. Kelli spent many years in Waverly, Missouri moving to Higginsville in 2004. She worked as an LPN at St. Mary's Manor in Blue Springs, MO and also at the Apple...
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Virginia June Siegfried

June 16, 1919 - April 24, 2017

Virginia June Siegfried, 97, of Odessa, Missouri died on Monday, April 24, 2017, at New Haven Living Center in Odessa, Missouri. Born Monday, June 16, 1919 in Corder, Missouri, she was the daughter of the late Homer Herbert Seuser and the late Nora Anna Ehlert Seuser. Mrs. Siegfried lived most of her life in Higginsville, Missouri. She married Fred Siegfried on June 19, 1943, he preceded...
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Wayne Whitaker

December 14, 1951 - April 20, 2017

Wayne Whitaker, 65 of Higginsville, Missouri died on Thursday, April 20, 2017, at his home. Born Friday, December 14, 1951 in Warrensburg, Missouri, he was the son of the late Lee Whitaker and the late Ruth Schlekau Whitaker. He lived most of his life in Higginsville and was a graduate of the class of 1969 at Lafayette Co. C-1 High School. He married Eva Hix Whitaker on September 12, 1981...
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William Dale Neal, Jr.

December 13, 1960 - April 15, 2017

William Dale Neal , Jr., 56 of Concordia, Missouri died on Saturday, April 15, 2017, at his residence. Born Tuesday, December 13, 1960 in Lexington, Missouri, he was the son of the late William Dale Neal, Sr. and the late Shirley Lange Neal. He married Sylvia Foster Neal on December 11, 1981. He was of the Baptist faith and he enjoyed fishing. He worked at the Elms Hotel in Excelsior...
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Kenneth "Tway" Grandestaff

June 24, 1955 - April 13, 2017

Kenneth "Tway" Grandestaff, 61 of Lawrence, KS, formerly of Higginsville, MO died on Thursday, April 13, 2017, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Lawrence, Kansas. Born Friday, June 24, 1955 in Lexington, Missouri, he was the son of the late Kenneth C. Grandestaff and Alberta Marr Grandestaff. He was a member of the class of 1973 of Lafayette Co. C-1 High School. He worked at Wilson Meat...
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Richard "Sonny" Sherman

March 31, 1928 - April 8, 2017

Richard "Sonny" Sherman, 89 of Higginsville, Missouri died on Saturday, April 8, 2017, at Meyer Care Center in Higginsville, Missouri. Born Saturday, March 31, 1928 in Fulton, Missouri, he was the son of the late John Sherman and the late Neva Goodman Sherman. He served as a Pvt. in the Army from 1950-1951 during the Korean War. He married Pat Ann Amor Sherman on April 9, 1960 and she...
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William L. Pitts

August 9, 1924 - March 22, 2017

William L. Pitts, 92 of Centerview, Missouri died on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrensburg, Missouri. Born Saturday, August 9, 1924 in Hermitage, Missouri, he was the son of the late Harry Pitts and the late Alfie Helen Bandel Pitts. He lived most of his life in Kansas City, Missouri and Centerview, Missouri. He was a member of Salem United Church of...
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Joanne K. Granneman

May 6, 1940 - March 8, 2017

Joanne K. Grannemann, 76 of Odessa, Missouri died on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at New Haven Living Center in Odessa, Missouri. Born Monday, May 6, 1940 in Urbana, Missouri, she was the daughter of the late Edward L. Keller and the late Sylvia G. Baldwin Keller. She lived most of her life in Higginsville, MO. She married her high school sweet heart Dennis H.Grannemann on February 4, 1961...
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Sandra S. Walker

November 26, 1939 - March 1, 2017

Sandra S. Walker, 77 of Higginsville, Missouri died on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at North Care Hospice House in Kansas City, Missouri. Born Sunday, November 26, 1939 in Pattonsburg, Missouri, she was the daughter of the late Charles Salmon and the late Nora Savage Salmon. She lived most of her life in Overland Park, KS. She married Ralph W. Walker on February 22, 1956. They moved to...
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Willis H. Rinne

March 18, 1927 - February 23, 2017

Willis H. Rinne, age 89 of Higginsville, Missouri died on Thursday, February 23, 2017, at Lafayette Regional Health Center in Lexington, Missouri. Born Friday, March 18, 1927 in Mayview, Missouri, he was the son of the late William Rinne and the late Malinda Lefman Rinne. Also preceded in death is one sister, Elizabeth Alexander. Willis lived most of his life in Higginsville and was a 1945...
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Carolyn F. Hostetter

August 22, 1939 - February 23, 2017

Carolyn F. Hostetter, age 77 of Marshall, Missouri died on Thursday, February 23, 2017, at her home. Born Tuesday, August 22, 1939 in Stet, Missouri, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Jacob Conaway and the late Ethel Mae Clemens Conaway. Mrs. Hostetter lived most of her life in the Marshall and Higginsville area. She married Joseph Hostetter on December 23, 1972; he preceded her in...
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Robert "Bob" McGinness

February 5, 1939 - February 23, 2017

Bob McGinness, age 78 of Waverly, Missouri died on Thursday, February 23, 2017, at Apple Ridge Care Center in Waverly, Missouri. Born Sunday, February 5, 1939 in Higginsville, Missouri, he was the son of the late James Leonard McGinness and the late Sophia Leas McGinness. Bob was a graduate of Higginsville High School and lived most of his life in the Waverly and Marshall area. He served...
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Steve Long

July 30, 1963 - February 17, 2017

Steve Long, 53 of Higginsville, Missouri died on Friday, February 17, 2017, at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri.. Born Thursday, July 30, 1963 in Lexington, Missouri, he was the son of Donald R. Long Jr. and Susie Helliker Long. Steve lived all of his life in Higginsville and was a member of The First Baptist Church, Higginsville. He graduated in 1981 from Lafayette County...
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Ralph L. Dye

August 3, 1925 - February 15, 2017

Ralph L. Dye, 91 of Higginsville, Missouri died on Wednesday, February 15, 2017, at his home. Born Monday, August 3, 1925 in Knoxville, Missouri, he was the son of the late Ralph Dye, Sr. and the late Forrestine Rainwater Dye. He lived most of his life in Higginsville. He married Mazie Lou Chunn in 1945 and she preceded him in death in 1986. He married Thelma Smith in 1996 and she survives...
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Glenn W. Emis

August 22, 1926 - January 29, 2017

Glenn W. Emis, 90 of Corder, Missouri died on Sunday, January 29, 2017, at Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrensburg, Missouri. Born Sunday, August 22, 1926 in Alma, Missouri, he was the son of the late William H. Emis, Jr. and the late Dora M. Strader Emis. He served as a Corporal in the Marine Corps from 1944 until 1946. He was a Veteran of World War II. He married Dorothy Ruth...
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Betty Lou Overstreet

March 10, 1930 - January 26, 2017

Betty Lou Overstreet, 86 of Blue Springs, Missouri died on Thursday, January 26, 2017, at her residence. Born Monday, March 10, 1930 in Mayview, Missouri, she was the daughter of the late George Allender and the late Frances Kennedy Allender. She lived in Mayview until 1975. She married Charles L. Overstreet that same year and moved to Blue Springs, MO. She was a secretary at Western...
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Ronald "Tubby" Summers

August 22, 1941 - January 19, 2017

Ronald "Tubby" Summers, 75 of Gravois Mills, Missouri died on Thursday, January 19, 2017, at Winchester Meadows in Sedalia, Missouri. Born Friday, August 22, 1941 in Higginsville, Missouri, he was the son of the late John William Summers and the late Frances Beck Summers. He married Roberta Summers on November 23, 1974 who survives of the home. Also surviving are one son, Robert "Bob"...
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Irene R. McKinney

May 13, 1918 - January 13, 2017

Irene R. McKinney, 98 of Columbia, Missouri, formerly of Higginsville died on Friday, January 13, 2017, at South Hampton Place in Columbia, Missouri. Born Monday, May 13, 1918 in Freedom, Oklahoma, she was the daughter of the late Oscar Simmons and the late Frances Lukenbill Simmons. She lived most of her life in Schell City, MO. She married William R. McKinney on November 13, 1939. She...
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Ethel "JK" Johnson

February 4, 1940 - January 12, 2017

Ethel "JK" Johnson, 76 of Mayview, Missouri died on Thursday, January 12, 2017, at North Care Hospice House in Kansas City, Missouri. Born Sunday, February 4, 1940 in Mayview, Missouri, she was the daughter of the late Edward Johnson and the late Lutie Turner Johnson. Ethel lived all of her life in Mayview. She was a member of Zion A.M.E. Church in Mayview. She served on the City Council...
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James E. Nuelle

October 18, 1921 - January 12, 2017

James E. Nuelle, 95 of Higginsville, Missouri died on Thursday, January 12, 2017, at his home. Born Tuesday, October 18, 1921 in Lexington, Missouri, he was the son of the late Henry Nuelle and the late Irene Welch Nuelle. He served as a Staff Sgt. in the Army Air Corps from 1942 until 1945. He was a Veteran of World War II, He was a mailman for the US Postal Service, retiring in...
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Kenneth H. Fischer

April 10, 1947 - January 10, 2017

Kenneth H. Fischer, 69 of Wellington, Missouri died on Tuesday, January 10, 2017, at Lafayette Regional Health Center in Lexington, Missouri. Born Thursday, April 10, 1947 in Carrollton, Missouri, he was the son of the late Otto Fischer and the late Ona Ward Fischer. He served in the Navy during the Vietnam War from 1966 - 1970, ranking as an E-5. He married Sharon Franke Fischer on...
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Laura Ann Lee

February 25, 1960 - December 31, 2016

Laura Ann Lee, 56 of Higginsville, Missouri, died on Saturday, December 31, 2016, at her residence. Born Thursday, February 25, 1960 in Sedalia, Missouri, she was the daughter of the late Alva Rasa and the late Doris Arnold Rasa. Laura married Jerry C. Lee on December 7, 2005. They moved to Higginsville in 2007 from Sweet Springs, MO. She was a homemaker. Surviving are three daughters,...
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Carolyn L. Morris

July 19, 1948 - December 30, 2016

Carolyn L. Morris, 68 of Higginsville, Missouri died on Friday, December 30, 2016, at her residence. Born Monday, July 19, 1948 in Kansas City, Missouri, she was the daughter of the late Elmer Morris and the late Lorene Jeude Morris. She was raised by her foster parents Sam and Ellen Schooling. She lived most of her life in Higginsville and was a member of Central Christian Church. She was...
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Mark K. Cheatham

October 16, 1953 - December 25, 2016

Mark Kevin Cheatham, 63 of Higginsville, Missouri died on Sunday, December 25, 2016, at Truman Gardens in Independence, Missouri. Born Friday, October 16, 1953 in St. Louis, Missouri, he was the son of the late John Cheatham and the late Myrtle Vaden Cheatham. Surviving are one sister, Mary Ellen Baker of Grand Junction, CO; nephew, Eric (Michelle) Lindahl of Odenton, MD; niece, Jenial...
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Allene Goers

August 28, 1924 - December 22, 2016

Allene Goers, 92 of Higginsville, Missouri died on Thursday, December 22, 2016, at Meyer Care Center in Higginsville, Missouri. Born Thursday, February 28, 1924 in St. James, Missouri, she was the daughter of the late Galloway Spurgeon and the late Clara Ferris Spurgeon. She married Armin D. Goers on May 23, 1942 and he preceded her in death on October 30, 2005. She graduated from Bland...
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Doris Whitsitt

March 3, 1929 - December 11, 2016

Doris Jean Whitsitt, 87 of Higginsville, Missouri died on Sunday, December 11, 2016, at Meyer Care Center in Higginsville, Missouri. Born Sunday, March 3, 1929 in Higginsville, Missouri, she was the daughter of the late Horace McCulloch and the late Lula Tebbenkamp McCulloch. She lived all of her life in the HIgginsville, Mayview area. She married J. Eldon Whitsitt on May 12, 1950 and he...
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Larry "Toad" Aversman

May 1, 1947 - December 9, 2016

Larry "Toad" Aversman, 69 of Corder, Missouri died on Friday, December 9, 2016, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. Born Thursday, May 1, 1947 in Waverly, Missouri, he was the son of the late Everett Aversman and the late Mary Wessler Aversman. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Waverly and a member of the Corder High School class of 1965. He lived most of his...
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Eric Hartzell

April 4, 1961 - December 8, 2016

Eric Hartzell, 55 of Higginsville, Missouri died on Thursday, December 8, 2016, at his residence. Born Tuesday, April 4, 1961 in Tempe , Arizona , he was the son of the late Ward Hartzell and the late Shirley Bulen Hartzell. He married Chere Burton-Hartzell on March 21, 1998 and she survives of the home. He was a hazmat driver for Burko Chemical Company in Denver, Colorado. He lived in...
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Betty C. Woods

July 20, 1951 - November 29, 2016

Betty C. Woods, 65 of Higginsville, Missouri died on Tuesday, November 29, 2016, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. Born Friday, July 20, 1951 in Higginsville, Missouri, she was the daughter of the late Wilburn Woods, Sr. and the late Ruth Fields Woods. She was a lifelong resident of Higginsville and a graduate of the Lafayette County C-1 school district, class of 1969. She...
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Orville W. Salyer

March 1, 1932 - November 24, 2016

Orville W. Salyer, 84 of Concordia, Missouri died on Thursday, November 24, 2016, at Lafayette Regional Health Center in Lexington, Missouri. Born Tuesday, March 1, 1932 in Waverly, Missouri, he was the son of the late Oliver Salyer and the late Alvena Willard Salyer. He was a graduate of the Waverly High School, Class of 1950. He served as an aircraft mechanic assistant in the Navy from 1951...
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Richard Vorwark

August 19, 1927 - November 3, 2016

Richard Vorwark, 89 of Higginsville, Missouri died on Thursday, November 3, 2016, at Meyer Care Center in Higginsville, Missouri. Born Friday, August 19, 1927 in Mayview, Missouri, he was the son of the late Andrew Vorwark and the late Willie Douglas Vorwark. He served as a Pfc (T) 1 in the Army during the Korean War from 1950 until 1952. He lived most of his life in the Higginsville and...
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Wilbert H. Hilgedick

September 28, 1924 - October 29, 2016

Wilbert H. Hilgedick, 92 of Warrensburg, Missouri, formerly of Higginsville died on Saturday, October 29, 2016, at Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrensburg, Missouri. Born Sunday, September 28, 1924 in Higginsville, Missouri, he was the son of the late Gust Hilgedick and the late Minnie Hoelscher Hilgedick. He retired from the Army after serving in World War ll, Korean War and...
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Jerry L. Pragman

September 20, 1940 - October 25, 2016

Jerry L. Pragman, 76 of Higginsville, Missouri died on Tuesday, October 25, 2016, at St. Joseph Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Born Friday, September 20, 1940 in Higginsville, Missouri, he was the son of the late Lambert Pragman and the late Mildred Wegener Pragman. He served as a IC1 in the Navy from 1961 until 1967. He was a Veteran of Vietnam War and a member of the...
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Helen M. Beck

December 22, 1928 - October 1, 2016

Helen M. Beck, 87, formerly of Higginsville, Missouri died on Saturday, October 1, 2016, at New Haven Living Center in Odessa, Missouri. Born Saturday, December 22, 1928 in Mc Alester, Oklahoma, she was the daughter of the late Wylie T. Holbert and the late Gladys Cook Holbert. Helen lived in Odessa, Missouri and graduated from Odessa High School Class of 1946 then moved to Higginsville...
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Deloras L. Hook

April 2, 1928 - September 21, 2016

Deloras L. Hook, 88 of Higginsville, Missouri died on Wednesday, September 21, 2016, at her home. Born on Monday, April 2, 1928 in Higginsville, she was the daughter of the late Arthur Conzelman and the late Emma Meinershagen Conzelman. She was a lifelong resident of Higginsville. She married C.W. Hook on September 12, 1948 and he survives of the home. Deloras was a member of Salem...
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David Collier Houston

April 27, 1942 - September 15, 2016

David Collier Houston, 74 of Higginsville, Missouri went to be with his Lord and Savior surrounded by his family and friends, on Thursday September 15, 2016, at Research Medical Center. Born Monday, April 27, 1942 in Warsaw, Missouri, he was the son of the late Willard L. Houston and the late Ida M. Long Houston. He lived most of his life in Higginsville. He married Linda Wilhite Houston on...
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Marcile G. Fischer

September 30, 1932 - September 13, 2016

Marcile G. Fischer, 83 of Corder, Missouri died on Tuesday, September 13, 2016, at the Lutheran Nursing Home in Concordia, Missouri. Born Friday, September 30, 1932 in Hodge, Missouri, she was the daughter of the late Daniel Shockley and the late Elenora Franklin Shockley. She married Donald N. Fischer on December 16, 1950 and he preceded her in death on February 28, 2009. She lived most of...
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Ruth B. Short

June 28, 1935 - September 4, 2016

Ruth B. Short, 81 of Higginsville, Missouri died on Sunday, September 4, 2016, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. Born Friday, June 28, 1935 in Corder, Missouri, she was the daughter of the late Homer Boswell and the late Betty Johnson Boswell. She married Gilbert "Skip" L. Short on July 13, 1952. She lived most of her life in Higginsville. She was a member of Corder United...
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Connie Jean Dille

May 22, 1936 - August 26, 2016

Connie Jean Dille, 80 of Higginsville, Missouri died on Friday, August 26, 2016 at her son's home in Shawnee, Kansas. Born Friday, May 22, 1936 in Grantsville, Utah, she was the daughter of the late Frank Spader and the late Blanche Rupp Spader. She married Gordon L. Dille on January 25, 1958 and he preceded her in death on July 30, 1995. They moved from Liberty, MO to Higginsville in 1988...
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Mildred A. Heyer

December 6, 1921 - August 26, 2016

Mildred A. Heyer, 94 of Higginsville, Missouri died on Friday, August 26, 2016, at Lafayette Regional Health Center in Lexington, Missouri. Born Tuesday, December 6, 1921 in Corder, Missouri, she was the daughter of the late Martin Schnakenberg and the late Lula Aversman Schnakenberg. She was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church in Corder, MO. Mildred lived most of her life in...
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Olin A. Jungeblut

August 28, 1930 - August 21, 2016

Olin A. Jungeblut, 85 of St. Peters, Missouri died on Sunday, August 21, 2016, at Spencer's Place in Saint Peters, Missouri. Born Thursday, August 28, 1930 in Higginsville, Missouri, he was the son of the late Samuel Jungeblut and the late Cora Schowengerdt Jungeblut. He enlisted with the Army during the Korean War in 1954 serving until 1956 where he was a Pfc(T). He was of the Methodist...
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Dorothy A. Hoefer

June 29, 1933 - August 11, 2016

Dorothy A. Hoefer, 83, of Higginsville, Missouri died on Sunday, August 7, 2016, at her home. Born Thursday, June 29, 1933 in Aullville, Missouri, she was the daughter of the late Gustav Gerkin and the late Mary Rutherford Gerkin. Also preceded in death is one sister, Betty Cagna, and one grandson, Robert Hoefer. "Tootie" lived most of her life in Higginsville; she was a homemaker and...
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Alvin C. Tilly

June 22, 1921 - August 9, 2016

Alvin C. Tilly, 95 of Higginsville, Missouri died on Tuesday, August 9, 2016, at Riverbend Heights Health & Rehabilitation in Lexington, Missouri. Born Wednesday, June 22, 1921 in Odessa, Missouri, he was the son of the late August Tilly and the late Bertha Grumke Tilly. Alvin was a member of the Odessa High School, Class of 1939. He married Fay Laumeier on December 12, 1946 and she...
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Carolyn Roncelli

July 4, 1941 - August 8, 2016

Carolyn Sue Roncelli, 75 of Higginsville, Missouri died on Monday, August 8, 2016, at Centerpoint Hospital in Independence, MO.. Born Friday, July 4, 1941 in Mokane, Missouri. She was the daughter of the late Joseph L. Derleth and Grace E. (James) Derleth. She married Steve Roncelli on October 14, 1960 and he survives of the home. She lived in Lexington, MO where she was a sales clerk at...
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Wilma M. Hoefer

December 9, 1923 - August 3, 2016

Wilma M. Hoefer, 92 of Higginsville, Missouri died on Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at Meyer Care Center in Higginsville, Missouri. Born Sunday, December 9, 1923 in Higginsville, Missouri, she was the daughter of the late Chris Opfer and the late Selma Lefman Opfer. She was a lifelong resident of Higginsville, Mayview area. She married Maurice H. Hoefer on November 10, 1943, he preceded her in...
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Grace Knipmeyer

January 26, 1926 - August 2, 2016

Grace Knipmeyer, 90 of Higginsville, Missouri died on Tuesday, August 2, 2016, at Meyer Care Center in Higginsville, Missouri. Born Tuesday, January 26, 1926 in Woodlawn, Missouri, she was the daughter of the late James Harrison and the late Alva Delaney Harrison. She married Calvin Benjamin Knipmeyer on August 7, 1955 and he preceded her in death on July 27, 2008. Grace received a B.S....
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John E. Helm

February 22, 1934 - August 2, 2016

John Emmett Helm, 82 of Kansas City, Missouri died on Tuesday, August 2, 2016, at V.A. Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Born Thursday, February 22, 1934 in Holden, Missouri, he was the son of the late Frank M. Helm and Mary Elizabeth Rigg Helm. Also preceded in death was one son, Larry D. Helm, one daughter, Beth M. Helm, 2 brothers, Glen H. and Francis Eugene Helm, and 2 sisters,...
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Margaret Francis Nevels

October 6, 1924 - July 24, 2016

Margaret Francis Nevels, 91, of Odessa, Missouri died on Sunday, July 24, 2016, at her home. Born Monday, October 6, 1924 in Higginsville, Missouri, she was the daughter of the late George Edward Matthews and the late Elsie Mae (Bayless) Matthews. She married Thurman Coolidge Nevels in Kansas City, Missouri on March 23, 1946; he preceded her in death on February 19, 1980. Also...
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Paul M. Pangborn

November 7, 1957 - July 15, 2016

Paul M. Pangborn, 58, of Higginsville, Missouri died on Friday, July 15, 2016, at Centerpoint Medical Center in Independence, Missouri. Born Thursday, November 7, 1957 in Lexington, Missouri, he was the son of the late Paul Donald Pangborn and the late Ella Mae Skaggs Pangborn. Paul was also preceded in death by one brother, Donald Pangborn; and two sisters, Joyce Wells and Diane Boley. He...
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David A. Corder

December 27, 1935 - July 15, 2016

David A. Corder, 80 of Corder, Missouri died on Friday, July 15, 2016, at his home. Born Friday, December 27, 1935, he was the son of the late Austin Addison Corder and the late Georgia Matthews Corder. Also preceded in death was one son, Dwayne Corder. Although born in Louisiana, Missouri, Mr. Corder was a lifelong resident of Corder, Missouri. He married Shirley Barb on August 17, 1957...
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Nancy Carol Coen

September 16, 1939 - June 21, 2016

Nancy Carol Coen, 76 of Higginsville, Missouri died peacefully on Tuesday, June 21, 2016, at her residence in Higginsville, Missouri. Born Saturday, September 16, 1939 in Corder, Missouri, she was the daughter of the late Rupert Schaller and the late Mildred Higgins Schaller. Nancy married James Coen on September 11, 1965 and he preceded her in death on June 18, 1998. She was also preceded in...
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Richard C. Schowengerdt

June 27, 1930 - June 15, 2016

Richard C. Schowengerdt, 85 of Higginsville, Missouri died on Wednesday, June 15, 2016, at John Knox Village East in Higginsville, Missouri. Born Friday, June 27, 1930 in Higginsville, Missouri, he was the son of the late Clarence Schowengerdt and the late Lois White Schowengerdt. He married Alice E. Alpers on June 24, 1951, she preceded him in death on August 27, 2010. He was a life long...
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Sara Tuttle Inman

June 9, 1986 - June 9, 2016

Sara Tuttle Inman, 30 of Grain Valley, Missouri, formerly of Higginsville, died on Thursday, June 9, 2016, at her residence. Born Monday, June 9, 1986 in Lexington, Missouri, she was the daughter of the late James Tuttle and Sharon Tuttle. She lived most of her life in Higginsville, Missouri until moving to Grain Valley in 2011. She married Jeffrey Inman on November 11, 2011. She was a...
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Frank Schornhorst

November 11, 1939 - June 3, 2016

Frank Schornhorst, 76 of Corder, Missouri died on Friday, June 3, 2016, at his home. Born Saturday, November 11, 1939 in Independence, Missouri, he was the son of the late Henry Schornhorst and the late Lillian Golden Schornhorst. He married Esther Come on June 29, 1971. Frank moved to Corder in 1970 from Independence. He was a sanitation worker for several trash service companies until...
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Virginia M. "Ginny" Hartwig

August 20, 1939 - May 25, 2016

Virginia M. "Ginny" Hartwig, 76 of Higginsville, Missouri died on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, at Warrensburg Manor Care Center. Born Sunday, August 20, 1939 in Missouri Valley, Iowa, she was the daughter of the late Steve Leroy Stebbins and the late Eunice Plouch Stebbins. She married Bruce E. Hartwig on February 1, 1985.. She lived most of her life in Higginsville. She was a member of...
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Susan Christine Dye

August 22, 1954 - May 20, 2016

Susan Christine Dye, 61 of Higginsville, Missouri died on Friday, May 20, 2016, at her home. Born Sunday, August 22, 1954 in Yakima, Washington. She was the daughter of the late Joe Rhoton and the late Phyllis Rhoton. She married John D. Dye, Jr. on September 26, 1987. Susan lived most of her life in Higginsville. She graduated from Santa Fe High School in 1972. She was a member of the...
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Elizabeth Pulliam

January 30, 1930 - May 18, 2016

Elizabeth Pulliam, 86 of Corder, Missouri passed away on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, at her home. Born Thursday, January 30, 1930 in Memphis, Missouri, she was the daughter of Baptist Hardy and Ethel Rice Hardy. She married Keith Moore Pulliam on October 9, 1949 in Greensburg, MO by Rev. J.S. Laws. Elizabeth graduated from Memphis High School and received her teaching certificate from...
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Donald Ray Tracy

November 15, 1943 - April 26, 2016

Donald Ray Tracy, 72, of Concordia, Missouri died on Tuesday, April 26, 2016, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. Born Monday, November 15, 1943 in Higginsville, Missouri, he was the son of the late Floyd Clifton Tracy and the late Geneva Marie Chapman Tracy. He was also preceded in death by one brother, William "Mack" Tracy and one sister, Jan Jackson. Donald lived in Corder...
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Buck Bryson

December 26, 1957 - April 16, 2016

Buck Bryson, 58 of Concordia, Missouri died on Saturday, April 16, 2016, at his residence. Born Thursday, December 26, 1957 in Wellington, Kansas, he was the son of Mack Bryson and Shirley Robertson Heiser. He married Julie Borgstadt on September 1, 2008 and she survives of the home. He spent most of his life in Concordia. He was a member of the Freedom of the Road Riders. He worked for...
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Laura H. Williams

November 15, 1942 - April 14, 2016

Laura H. Williams, 73, of Higginsville, Missouri died on Thursday, April 14, 2016, at Lafayette Regional Health Center in Lexington, Missouri. Born Sunday, November 15, 1942 in Higginsville, Missouri, she was the daughter of the late William Conaway, Sr. and the late Myrtle Haynes Conaway. Laura spent most of her life in Higginsville, she was a member of St. James A.M.E. Church and had...
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Evelyn L. Coen

February 17, 1923 - April 6, 2016

Evelyn L. Coen, 93, of Higginsville, Missouri died on Wednesday, April 6, 2016, at Meyer Care Center in Higginsville. Born Saturday, February 17, 1923 in Higginsville, Missouri, she was the daughter of the late William Wegener and the late Rebecca Kuster Wegener. Evelyn lived most of her life in Higginsville. She and Edward E. Coen were married on July 7, 1937; he preceded her in death...
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Lillian Maxine Sommerville

July 14, 1931 - March 28, 2016

Lillian Maxine Sommerville, 84 of Lexington, Missouri died on Monday, March 28, 2016, at Riverbend Heights Health & Rehabilitation in Lexington. She was born July 14, 1931 to Jessie Morris and Cecil Fern Kelso Morris, who both preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by two sons Rick Sommerville and Jon Sommerville; one daughter Jessica L. Sommerville; three brothers, J.C. Moris,...
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Catherine E. Dittmer

July 25, 1932 - March 25, 2016

Catherine E. Dittmer, 83, of Higginsville, Missouri died on Friday, March 25, 2016, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. Born Monday, July 25, 1932 in Corder, Missouri, she was the daughter of the late Reinhold Friedrich Kessler and the late Nora Scholle Kessler. Catherine lived most of her life in Higginsville. She and Willard William Dittmer were married May 31, 1952; he...
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Howard E. Templeton

June 18, 1940 - March 22, 2016

Howard E. Templeton, 75, of Corder, Missouri died on Tuesday, March 22, 2016, at his home. Born Tuesday, June 18, 1940 in Carrollton, Missouri, he was the son of the late Howard August Templeton and the late Mary Catherine (Lane) Templeton. Howard lived most of his life in the Kansas City area after receiving an Associate degree from a Junior College in Tyler, Texas. He married Sharon R....
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Elmer Louis Stuerke

May 16, 1923 - March 18, 2016

Elmer Louis Stuerke, 92 of Higginsville, Missouri died on Friday, March 18, 2016, at Meyer Care Center in Higginsville. Born Wednesday, May 16, 1923 in Sweet Springs, Missouri, he was the son of Edward H. Stuerke and Marie J. Ehlers Stuerke. He married Bethany Huscher on Novemeber 16, 1947 and she preceded him in death on June 7, 2012 He was a Veteran of World War ll, serving as a Tec 4...
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Rex L. Arbogast

November 2, 1924 - March 14, 2016

Rex L. Arbogast, 91, of Higginsville, Missouri died Monday, March 14, 2016, at Meyer Care Center in Higginsville. Born Sunday, November 2, 1924 in Sprague, Missouri, he was the son of Dee Lee Arbogast and Myrtle Withrow Arbogast. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Earl Ashley, and one great great grandchild. Rex served as a veteran of World War ll, serving in the Army Air...
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Katherine Alumbaugh

November 25, 1920 - March 4, 2016

Katherine Alumbaugh, 95 of Higginsville, Missouri died on Friday, March 4, 2016, at Meyer Care Center in Higginsville, Missouri. Born Thursday, November 25, 1920 in Corder, she was the daughter of the late Jesse Alumbaugh and the late Myrtle Martin Alumbaugh. She is also preceded in death by one brother Clarence Alumbaugh and three sisters, Myrtle Stoll, Hazel Fleming and Gladys Schroeder. ...
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Henry A. "Bud" Laverentz

October 28, 1932 - February 29, 2016

Henry A. "Bud" Laverentz, 83 of Warrensburg, Missouri died on Monday, February 29, 2016, at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Born Friday, October 28, 1932 in Severance, Kansas, he was the son of the late Henry Laverentz and the late Anna Mattucks Laverentz. He married Shirley Pragman on August 9, 1958. He served in the U.S. Navy as a Machinist Mate 3rd class during the...
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Jon Sommerville

January 3, 1955 - February 21, 2016

Jon Sommerville, 61 of Higginsville, Missouri died on Sunday February 21, 2016 at his residence. Born Monday, January 3, 1955 in Lexington, Missouri, he was the son of the late Robert Lee Sommerville, Sr. and Lillian Maxine (Morris) Sommerville. Jon lived in Higginsville all of his life, he was a member of Faith Baptist Church. He worked as an auto mechanic at Hughes and Coates in...
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Bessie Louise Fann

November 1, 1928 - January 28, 2016

Bessie Louise Fann, 87 of Higginsville, Missouri died on Thursday, January 28, 2016, at Lafayette Regional Health Center in Lexington, Missouri. Born Thursday, November 1, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Edward Goring and the late Edith Reynolds Goring. She married James C. Fann, Sr. on August 19, 1946. She lived most of her life in Higginsville. Bessie was a member of Faith...
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Alice R. Johnson

March 1, 1933 - January 27, 2016

Alice R. Johnson, 82 of Warrensburg, formerly of Aullville, Missouri died on Wednesday, January 27, 2016, at Warrensburg Manor Care Center. Born Wednesday, March 1, 1933 in Concordia, she was the daughter of the late August Borgstadt and the late Marsaline Duffey Borgstadt. She lived most of her life in Aullville. She was a waitress for several area restaurants until she retired in 1995. ...
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Doris V. Hinkle

May 13, 1931 - January 20, 2016

Doris V. Hinkle, 84 of Independence, Missouri died on Wednesday, January 20, 2016, at her home. Born Wednesday, May 13, 1931 in Mayview, she was the daughter of the late Ira Hackett and the late Jennie Briggs Hackett. Doris married Lee Hinkle on April 30, 1969. She was a member of Branson United Methodist Church. They lived in Independence until 1987, moving to Hermitage until 1999. They...
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Clara Marie Werning

January 5, 1931 - January 17, 2016

Clara Marie Werning, 85 of Higginsville, Missouri died on Sunday, January 17, 2016, at St. Luke's Hospice House in Kansas City, Missouri. Born Monday, January 5, 1931 in Mayview, Missouri, she was the daughter of the late August Begemann and the late Emma Fiegenbaum Begemann. Clara was a lifelong resident of Higginsville. She married Elmer Charles Werning on November 29, 1952. She was a...
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Dorothy Marie Nieman

August 13, 1921 - January 15, 2016

Dorothy Marie Nieman, 94 of Higginsville, Missouri died on Friday, January 15, 2016, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. Born Saturday, August 13, 1921 in Lexington, Missouri, she was the daughter of the late August Walter and the late Annette Hackman Luehrman. She was a 1939 graduate of Lexington High School then moved to the Higginsville area in 1940. She married Max W....
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Anna Ruth Wooden

June 10, 1925 - January 12, 2016

Anna Ruth Wooden, 90 of Lexington, Missouri died on Tuesday, January 12, 2016, at her home. Born Wednesday, June 10, 1925 in Corder, Missouri, she was the daughter of the late Herbert George Kessler and the late Lillie E. Tieman Kessler. She married David L. Wooden on June 30, 1946; he preceded her in death on May 6, 1993. Also preceded in death are two sons, David Wayne Wooden and...
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Clinton Woods

March 19, 1938 - January 11, 2016

Clinton L. Woods, 77 of Excelsior Springs, Missouri died on Monday, January 11, 2016, at Valley Manor Rehab Center in Excelsior Springs, Missouri. Born Saturday, March 19, 1938 in Higginsville, Missouri, he was the son of the late Lawrence Henry Woods and the late Rosetta Lorraine Parks Woods. He worked at Lake City Arsenal then later worked for Chrisman Landscaping in Kansas City,...
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Lorene Lena Wahlers

May 9, 1924 - December 28, 2015

Lorene Lena Wahlers, 91, of Higginsville, Missouri died on Monday, December 28, 2015, at Meyer Care Center in Higginsville. Born Friday, May 9, 1924 in O' Fallon, Missouri, she was the daughter of the late Adolph Henry Link and the late Mary Katherine Kiethley Link. Mrs. Wahlers lived in Higginsville since 1936. She and Raymond Louis Wahlers were married on August 14, 1944, he preceded...
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Kenneth A. Holmes

January 1, 1936 - December 15, 2015

Kenneth A. Holmes, 79 of Higginsville, Missouri died on Tuesday, December 15, 2015, at The Groves in Independence, Missouri. Born Wednesday, January 1, 1936 in Keota, Iowa, he was the son of the late Kenneth Edward Holmes and the late Edna Glee McGovern Holmes. Kenneth enlisted in the United States Air Force on January 3, 1955 and served during the Korean War. He earned the rank of...
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Keith H. Struchtemeyer

May 3, 1951 - December 14, 2015

Keith H. Struchtemeyer, 64, of Higginsville, Missouri died on Monday, December 14, 2015, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. Born Wednesday, May 3, 1951, he was the son of Earl Daniel Struchtemeyer and the late Grace Johanna Tempel Struchtemeyer. Keith was a lifelong resident of the Higginsville/Mayview area. He graduated from Higginsville High School in 1969 then served 8...
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Donald J. "Duck" Morris

October 14, 1925 - December 14, 2015

Donald J. "Duck" Morris, 90 of Higginsville, Missouri died on Monday, December 14, 2015, at Lafayette Regional Health Center in Lexington, Missouri. Born Wednesday, October 14, 1925 in Higginsville, Missouri, he was the son of the late Cyrus Matthew Morris and the late Elizabeth (Jung) Morris. He married Rosemary Kosmiski on June 9, 1950 and she preceded him in death on March 20, 2013. Also...
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Donald G. Wienberg

August 30, 1930 - December 5, 2015

Donald G. Wienberg, 85 of Warrensburg, Missouri died on Saturday, December 5, 2015, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. Born Saturday, August 30, 1930 in Emma, Missouri, he was the son of the late Elmer Wienberg and the late Lorene Bodenstab Wienberg. He married Betty A. Hickman on July 6, 1963 and she survives of the home. Donald served in the Air Force during the Korean War...
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