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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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Derek William Gillilan

August 17, 1988 - November 26, 2015

Derek William Gillilan, age 27 of Higginsville, Missouri died on Thursday November 26, 2015. Born Wednesday, August 17, 1988 in Kansas City, Missouri. He was the son of Robert Keith Gillilan and Pamela Lea (Shafer) Gillilan. Derek lived most of his life in Higginsville and was a 2007 graduate of Lafayette County C-1 high school. He then graduated in 2011 from Missouri Valley College. He was...
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Judy Borgstadt

May 20, 1940 - November 23, 2015

Judy Borgstadt, age 75 of Higginsville, Missouri died at her home on Monday, November 23, 2015. Born Monday, May 20, 1940 in Higginsville, Missouri, she was the daughter of the late Elmer James Gilkey and the late Hattie Mae (Booker) Gilkey. Mrs. Borgstadt lived most of her life in Aullville, Missouri. She worked at the International Ladies Garment Factory in Higginsville and was a member...
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Cynthia Schowengerdt Fincher

September 9, 1947 - November 16, 2015

Cynthia Schowengerdt Fincher, 68 of Higginsville, Missouri died on Monday, November 16, 2015, at Centerpoint Medical Center in Independence, Missouri. Born Tuesday, September 9, 1947 in Warrensburg, Missouri, she was the daughter of the late Clarence Henry Schowengerdt and the late Lois Mae (White) Schowengerdt. Cyndi lived most of her life in Higginsville and was a 1965 graduate of...
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Doris Ann Fisher

June 21, 1935 - November 3, 2015

Doris Ann Fisher, 80 of Higginsville, Missouri died on Tuesday, November 3, 2015, at Meyer Care Center in Higginsville, Missouri. Born Friday, June 21, 1935 in Wellington, Missouri, she was the daughter of the late Orlando Piepmeier and the late Adelia Nadler Piepmeier. Also preceding her in death is one sister, Evelyn Sprague. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth E. Fisher, of the home....
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Helen C. Bergsieker

November 3, 1925 - October 26, 2015

Helen C. Bergsieker, 89 of Higginsville, Missouri died on Monday, October 26, 2015, at Meyer Care Center in Higginsville, Missouri. Born Tuesday, November 3, 1925 in Higginsville, Missouri, she was the daughter of the late Albert Gus Hoefer and the late Louise (Rinne) Hoefer. She married Raymond A. Bergsieker on November 12, 1944 and he preceded her in death on August 9, 2004. Also preceding...
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Terry R. Abney

July 10, 1950 - October 19, 2015

Terry R. Abney, 65 of Higginsville, Missouri died on Monday, October 19, 2015, at St. Luke's Hospice House in Kansas City, Missouri. Born Monday, July 10, 1950 in Cheyenne, Wyoming, he was the son of the late Lloyd Abney and Audrey (Kramer) Abney. He married Cynthia (Tyree) Abney on November 18, 1972 and she survives of the home.. He was a member of First Baptist Church where he was a...
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Edith Grace

August 2, 1920 - October 9, 2015

Edith Grace, 95 of Higginsville, Missouri died on Friday, October 9, 2015, at St. Mary's Manor in Blue Springs, Missouri. Born Monday, August 2, 1920 in Linn Creek, Missouri, she was the daughter of the late Clyde Elmer Sousley Sr. and the late Winifred Martin Sousley. She was the wife of the late Virgil S. Grace, he preceded her in death on December 6, 1985. Also preceding her in death are...
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Lucille "Lucy" Branson

March 2, 1934 - October 6, 2015

Lucille "Lucy" Branson, 81, of Higginsville, Missouri died on Tuesday, October 6, 2015, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. Born Friday, March 2, 1934 in Dover, Missouri, she was the daughter of the late Robert Glenn Calvert and the late Lily Pauline (Davis) Calvert. She married Glen W. Branson on April 26, 1957; he preceded her in death on November 2, 2008. Mrs. Branson...
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Phyllis E. Iman

November 2, 1942 - September 28, 2015

Phyllis Elaine Iman, age 72, of Higginsville, Missouri died on Monday, September 28, 2015, at her home. Born Monday, November 2, 1942 in Carrollton, Missouri, she was the daughter of the late Robert Albert Eastridge and the late Clara Irene Simms Eastridge . She was also preceded in death by two brothers; Robert and Paul Eastridge. She lived in Leavenworth, KS until moving to Higginsville...
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Margaret Angle

March 21, 1918 - September 11, 2015

Margaret Angle, 97 of Concordia, formerly of Higginsville, Missouri died on Friday, September 11, 2015, at the Luthern Nursing Home in Concordia, Missouri. Born Thursday, March 21, 1918 in Dover, Missouri, she was the daughter of the late Oscar Louis Doerflinger and the late Lillian Louise (Ahrens) Doerflinger. She married Ernest Angle, Sr. on October 7, 1939. He preceded her in death on...
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Virginia Gray

July 9, 1926 - August 30, 2015

Virginia Gray, 89, of Higginsville, Missouri died on Sunday, August 30, 2015, at Meyer Care Center in Higginsville, Missouri. Born Friday, July 9, 1926 in Carrollton, Missouri, she was the daughter of the late Frank Gilbert Tweedie and the late Carrie Lou Booker Tweedie. She married William N. Gray, Sr. on June 21, 1952, he preceded her in death on March 27, 1988. Also preceding her in death...
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Harold Frerking

January 6, 1913 - August 21, 2015

Harold Frerking, 102, of Higginsville, Missouri died on Friday, August 21, 2015, at Meyer Care Center in Higginsville, Missouri. Born Monday, January 6, 1913 in Corder, Missouri, he was the son of the late Joseph Frerking and the late Ada (Price) Frerking. He married Anna C. Stockman on December 25, 1935 and she preceded him in death on December 11, 2011. Also preceding him in death are one...
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Marlene Janice Smith

February 26, 1940 - August 4, 2015

Marlene J. Smith, age 75, of Higginsville, Missouri died on Tuesday, August 4, 2015, at Lafayette Regional Health Center in Lexington, Missouri. Born Monday, February 26, 1940 in Sterling, Colorado , she was the daughter of the late Joy Charles Whited and the late Eva Beatrice Simmons Whited. She moved to Higginsville in 1964 and married Lewis A. Smith on December 18, 1964. He preceded...
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Gerald L. Holmes

May 11, 1934 - July 30, 2015

Gerald L. Holmes, age 81, of Alma, Missouri died on Thursday, July 30, 2015, at his home. Born Friday, May 11, 1934 in Bath, Maine, he was the son of the late Francis Holmes and the late Thelma Eskin Holmes. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force serving during both the Korean and Vietnam Wars from October 2, 1951 until his retirement from the USAF on December 31, 1971 in...
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Allan A. Mahnken

July 25, 1923 - July 23, 2015

Allan A. Mahnken, age 91 of Corder, Missouri died on Thursday, July 23, 2015 at Golden Living Center in Odessa, Missouri. Born Wednesday, July 25, 1923 in Corder, he was the son of the late William Henry Mahnken and the late Verena (Rodekohr) Mahnken. He was united in marriage to Clara Irene Portell November 12, 1964. She preceded him in death November 2, 1988. Also preceding him in death...
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Judy Morgan

March 27, 1944 - July 20, 2015

Judy Morgan, age 71 of Higginsville, Missouri died on Monday, July 20, 2015, at Lafayette Regional Health Center in Lexington, Missouri. Born Monday, March 27, 1944 in Columbia, Missouri, she was the daughter of the late Robert Douglas Waterman and the late Violet Dennis Waterman. She married Bruce Morgan on February 15, 1964. Judy attended Lexington High School and was a graduate of the...
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Carl D. Gosoroski

April 24, 1940 - July 5, 2015

Carl D. Gosoroski, age 75, of Higginsville, Missouri passed away peacefully July 5, 2015 at Lees Summit Medical Center. Born April 24, 1940 to the late Joseph and Myrtle Gosoroski, he lived most of his life in Higginsville. He graduated from Lafayette County C1 High School in 1958. Carl married Kay Robinett on June 2, 1962. They had two children, Pamela and Rodney. the family enjoyed...
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Carol Ann Deatherage

December 15, 1933 - June 11, 2015

Carol Ann Deatherage, 81 of Riverside, Missouri died on Thursday, June 11, 2015, at Riverside Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Riverside, Missouri. Born Thursday, December 15, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Arthur Wegener and the late Effie M. Dennis Wegener. She married Gayle Deatherage on April 14, 1951. He preceded her in death on December 26, 1999. She is also preceded in death...
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Ralph Lewis Kleeschulte

May 18, 1931 - June 8, 2015

Ralph Lewis Kleeschulte, 84 of Citrus Heights, California, formerly of Osceola, Missouri, went home to be with the Lord on June 8, 2015, after a difficult battle to regain his health from a stroke he suffered in December 2010. Born May 18, 1931, in Corder, Missouri. he was the son of the late Amel F. Kleeschulte and the late Sadie Mae (Richardson) Kleeschulte Medley. Mr. Kleeschulte graduated...
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Leland R. (Dick) Neal

June 6, 1949 - May 30, 2015

Leland R. (Dick) Neal, age 65 of Corder, Missouri died on Saturday, May 30, 2015, at his home. Born Monday, June 6, 1949 in Higginsville, Missouri, he was the son of the late Clyde Oscar Neal and the late Esther (Koogler) Neal. After graduating from Lafayette County C-1 High School in 1967, Dick attended Central Missouri State University for one year prior to joining the United States...
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Leonard Dale Schroeder

November 29, 1932 - May 21, 2015

Leonard Dale Schroeder, 82 of Lexington, Missouri died on Thursday, May 21, 2015, at NorthCare Hospice House in North Kansas City, Missouri. Born Tuesday, November 29, 1932 in Higginsville, Missouri, he was the son of the late Leonard Schroeder and the late Hilda Suedemeyer Schroeder. Leonard married Barbara Ann Wolpers on February 12, 1956 and she preceded him in death on November 20, 2000....
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Marjorie Jane Russell

November 26, 1934 - May 15, 2015

Marjorie Jane Russell, age 80 of Higginsville, Missouri died on Friday, May 15, 2015, at Lafayette Regional Health Center in Lexington, Missouri. Born Monday, November 26, 1934 in Higginsville, she was the daughter of the late Henry Louis Buck and the late Ella Marie (Meyer) Buck. Marge and her husband Tom Russell were united in marriage November 15, 1953 . Marge's parents started Buck's...
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Connie Sue Graham

January 25, 1953 - May 14, 2015

Connie Sue Graham, age 62 of Higginsville, Missouri died on Thursday, May 14, 2015, at her home. Born Sunday, January 25, 1953 in Lexington, Missouri, she was the daughter of the late Russell Walter Graham and the late Anna Marcell (Johnson) Graham. Connie was a lifelong resident of Higginsville and a 1971 graduate of Lafayette Co. C-1 High School. She was baptized at St. Paul Missionary...
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David L. Cunningham

March 15, 1954 - April 28, 2015

David L. Cunningham, age 61 of Warrensburg, Missouri died on Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrensburg. Born Monday, March 15, 1954 in El Dorado, Kansas, he was the son of the late Robert Bruce Cunningham and the late Bonnie Jean (Volesky) Cunningham. Also preceding him in death is one brother, John Charles Cunningham. Mr. Cunningham was 1972 graduate of...
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Donna J. Clater

May 21, 1951 - April 15, 2015

Donna J. Clater, 63 of Higginsville, Missouri died on Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at Centerpoint Medical Center of Independence. Born Monday, May 21, 1951 in De Smet, South Dakota, she was the daughter of the late Walter Grensberg and the late Hilda Haupt Grensberg. She was the wife of Kenneth Clater. She and Kenneth were married on December 15, 1971 and he survives of the home. She is...
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Dorothy J. Fortner

October 4, 1928 - April 15, 2015

Dorothy J. Fortner, 86 of Odessa, formerly of Higginsville Missouri died on Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at Centerpoint Medical Center in Independence, Missouri. Born Thursday, October 4, 1928 in Lexington, Missouri, she was the daughter of the late Arthur Wegener and the late Effie Dennis Wegener. She was the wife of the late Harry Otis Fortner who preceded her in death in 2002. Also...
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Roberta Pat Wahn

May 31, 1926 - April 5, 2015

Roberta Pat Wahn, age 88 of Concordia, Missouri, formerly of Higginsville, Missouri died on Sunday, April 5, 2015, at the Lutheran Nursing Home in Concordia. Born Monday, May 31, 1926 in Odessa, Missouri, she was the daughter of the late Robert Barker and the late Susie Margaret (Kearney) Barker. She and Everett H. Wahn were united in marriage November 7, 1942. He preceded her in death...
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Jerry Allen Staley

January 7, 1935 - April 3, 2015

Jerry Allen Staley, age 80 of Higginsville, Missouri died on Friday, April 3, 2015, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Blue Springs, Missouri. Born Monday, January 7, 1935 in Kansas City, Missouri, he was the son of the late Vannoy Wilson Staley and the late Helen Marie (Donnell) Staley. He and Joyce Ann Hobbs were united in marriage December 21, 1957. Mr. Staley was a 1953 graduate of...
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Marjorie M. Johnson

December 28, 1915 - March 30, 2015

Marjorie M. Johnson, age 99 of Ft. Worth Texas, formerly of Higginsville, Missouri, died on Monday, March 30, 2015, at the Harris Methodist Hospital in Ft. Worth, Texas. Born Tuesday, December 28, 1915 in Holstein, Iowa, she was the daughter of the late Edward Henry Goettsch and the late Anna Marie (Drews) Goettsch. She and Earl August Johnson were united in marriage July 1, 1939. He preceded...
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Jerry Dean Liese

July 8, 1940 - March 21, 2015

Jerry Dean Liese, 74 of Corder, Missouri died on Saturday, March 21, 2015, at Riverbend Heights Health & Rehabilitation in Lexington, Missouri. Born Monday, July 8, 1940 in Corder, Missouri, he was the son of the late Charles Wesley Liese and the late Selma Jean (Slote) Liese. Also preceding him in death is one brother, Ronnie Duane Liese. Jerry lived in the Corder area all of his life and...
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Bernadine E. Kelly

August 13, 1953 - March 18, 2015

Bernadine E. Kelly, 61 of Higginsville, Missouri died on Wednesday, March 18, 2015, at KU Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas. Born Thursday, August 13, 1953 in Higginsville, Missouri, she was the daughter of the late John Kelly and the late Bernice Louise (Corson) Kelly. She is also preceded in death by her brothers Gary and Tom Kelly and one sister Mathalda Kelly. Bernadine was employed...
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Billy Givens Anson

February 14, 1928 - March 16, 2015

Billy Givens Anson, 87, of Warrensburg, Missouri died on Monday, March 16, 2015, at Missouri Veterans Home in Warrensburg. Born Tuesday, February 14, 1928 in Higginsville, Missouri, he was the son of the late Edward Mode Anson and the late Lillian (Sheets) Anson. He and Mary Alice Brown were united in marriage September 14, 1951. She preceded him in death. Mr. Anson joined the U.S. Army in...
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Lambert J. Gieselman

May 8, 1925 - March 15, 2015

Lambert J. Gieselman, age 89 of Higginsville, Missouri died on Sunday, March 15, 2015, at Meyer Care Center in Higginsville. Born Friday, May 8, 1925 in Corder, Missouri, he was the son of the late Arthur Gieselman and the late Clara (Martens) Gieselman. He and Ruth Rinne were united in marriage on March 11, 1951. She preceded him in death August 24, 2005. Also preceding him in death is a...
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Virginia Rose Schaller

December 22, 1928 - March 12, 2015

Virginia Rose Schaller, 86, of Higginsville, Missouri died on Thursday, March 12, 2015, at Meyer Care Center in Higginsville. Born Sunday, December 22, 1928 in Higginsville, Missouri, she was the daughter of the late Ross Moore and the late Rose Johnson Moore. She was preceded in death by her husband, Morris S., one son Darryl Schaller and one sister Maxine Moore. Mrs. Schaller was a...
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Carl Dean Baker

March 11, 1931 - March 5, 2015

Carl Dean Baker, 83 of Higginsville, Missouri died on Thursday, March 5, 2015, at Riverbend Heights Health & Rehabilitation in Lexington, Missouri. Born Wednesday, March 11, 1931 in Shambaugh, Iowa, he was the son of the late Preston Baker and the late Laura Holloway Baker. He lived in the Higginsville area most of his life. He worked as a self employed farmer and also was a truck...
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Greg Guinn

April 26, 1961 - February 27, 2015

Gregory Carlton Guinn, 53 of Higginsville, Missouri died on Friday, February 27, 2015, at his home. Born Wednesday, April 26, 1961 in Banning, California, he was the son of Nancy Doylene Walker Guinn and the late Herbert Carlton Guinn. He moved from California to Warrensburg, MO in 1978, graduating from Warrensburg High School in 1979. He then attended college at Central Missouri State...
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Verna Aversman

February 27, 1926 - February 18, 2015

Verna Aversman, age 88 of Higginsville, Missouri died on Wednesday, February 18, 2015, at Meyer Care Center in Higginsville. Born Saturday, February 27, 1926 in Lincoln, Missouri, she was the daughter of the late Henry Schroeder and the late Amanda (Richter) Schroeder. She married Marvin F. Aversman on September 19, 1945. He preceded her in death on December 10, 1992. Also preceded in death...
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Arisa Tattershall Newland

October 28, 1922 - January 27, 2015

Arisa Tattershall Newland, age 92 of Overland Park, Kansas, formerly of Higginsville, Missouri, died on Tuesday, January 27, 2015, at Prairie Elder Care in Overland Park. Born Saturday, October 28, 1922 in Hamilton, Missouri, she was the daughter of the late Charles Houghton Tattershall and the late Mary (Alexander) Tattershall. Arisa and Winfred E. Newland were united in marriage October 8,...
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Phyllis I. Hulver

May 4, 1926 - January 19, 2015

Phyllis I. Hulver, age 88 of Higginsville, Missouri died on Monday, January 19, 2015, at Meyer Care Center in Higginsville. Born Tuesday, May 4, 1926 in Olpe, Kansas, she was the daughter of the late John M. Bechtel and the late Bessie (Kling) Bechtel. She and Gilbert L. Kraus were united in marriage June 8, 1947. He was killed in an accident on October 16, 1992 soon after his retirement.....
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Rev. Brett L. Mueller

February 3, 1959 - January 17, 2015

Rev. Brett L. Mueller, age 55 of Corder, Missouri died on Saturday, January 17, 2015, at his home. Born Tuesday, February 3, 1959 in St. Louis, Missouri, he was the son of the late Leslie Richard Mueller and the late Audrey Esther (Clare) Mueller. He and Linda Gayle Soendker were united in marriage September 4, 2010. Rev. Mueller attended high school in St. Louis, Missouri and was a 1977...
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Ruth E. Harms

November 8, 1926 - January 9, 2015

Ruth E. Harms, age 88 of Higginsville, Missouri died on Friday, January 9, 2015, at Meyer Care Center in Higginsville. Born Monday, November 8, 1926 in Corder, Missouri, she was the daughter of the late Martin J. Schnakenberg and the late Lulu (Aversman) Schnakenberg. She and Edwin John Harms were united in marriage on April 1, 1945.He preceded her in death on March 30, 1985. Also preceding...
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Eugene "Gene" Shier

June 28, 1933 - January 4, 2015

Eugene "Gene" Shier, age 81 of Higginsville, Missouri died on Sunday, January 4, 2015, at his home in Higginsville. Born Wednesday, June 28, 1933 in Mayview, Missouri, he was the son of the late Alfred Willard Shier and the late Elberta (Stockton) Shier. He and Lillie Bernice Maycock were united in marriage November 20, 1955. Gene served in the Army from 1953 until 1955 ranking Corporal...
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Jack D. Rhodes

December 22, 1928 - January 1, 2015

Jack D. Rhodes, age 86 of Higginsville, Missouri died on Thursday, January 1, 2015, at Lexington Memorial Hospital. Born Saturday, December 22, 1928 in Lexington, Missouri to Homer Rhodes and Minnie Lizzie (Strader) Rhodes. He and LaVerne M. Harms were united in marriage on August 23, 1958. A graduate of Higginsville High School, Jack was a farmer and lived in rural Corder, Missouri until...
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James P. "Jim" Giger, Sr.

March 23, 1943 - December 30, 2014

James P. "Jim" Giger, Sr., age 71 of Higginsville, Missouri died on Tuesday, December 30, 2014, at his home. Born Tuesday, March 23, 1943 in Marshall, Missouri, he was the son of the late Henry Huston Giger and the late Lucille (Fizer) Giger. He was united in marriage to Delma S. Greife October 4, 1974. Jim lived in Higginsville for the past 40 years. He was employed as a maintenance...
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Dorothy Irene Goettling

November 10, 1924 - December 26, 2014

Dorothy Irene Goettling, age 90 of Higginsville, Missouri died on Friday, December 26, 2014, at Meyer Care Center in Higginsville. Born Monday, November 10, 1924 in Bland, Missouri, she was the daughter of the late Oliver Ray Thompson and the late Elma (Rector) Thompson. Dorothy and Richard R. Goettling were united in marriage on March 12, 1944. He preceded her in death December 26, 1988....
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Helen L. Diestelkamp

February 14, 1928 - December 25, 2014

Helen L. Diestelkamp, age 86 of Higginsville, Missouri died on Thursday, December 25, 2014, at Meyer Care Center in Higginsville. Born Tuesday, February 14, 1928 in Wellington, Missouri, she was the daughter of the late Wesley H. Soendker and the late Mary E. (Baker) Soendker. She and William Kenneth White were united in marriage January 29, 1946. He preceded her in death October 13, 1964....
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Charles S. "Stan" Haynes

December 10, 1948 - December 22, 2014

Charles S. "Stan" Haynes, age 66 of Higginsville, Missouri died on Monday, December 22, 2014, at Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrensburg, Missouri. Born Friday, December 10, 1948 in Higginsville, Missouri, he is the son of the late Norman Haynes and the late Sophie (Jackson) Haynes. Also preceded in death is one brother Norman Haynes. Mr. Haynes was employed as a laborer for the...
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Bradley Robert Breshears, Jt.

September 1, 2014 - December 16, 2014

Bradley Robert Breshears, Jr., age 3 1/2 months of Midland, Texas died on Tuesday, December 16, 2014, at his home. Born Monday, September 1, 2014 in Odessa, Texas, he was the son of Bradley Robert Breshears, Sr. and Brittany Nicole Evans. Surviving are his parents and one sister, Serynity Gray of the home in Midland, Texas; Maternal Grandfather, Bruce (Angie) Evans of Harrisonville,...
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Charles F. "Chuck" Lewis

October 18, 1929 - December 15, 2014

Charles F. "Chuck" Lewis, age 85 of Higginsville, Missouri formerly of Blue Springs, Missouri, died on Monday, December 15, 2014, at his home. Born Friday, October 18, 1929 in Independence, Missouri, he was the son of the late Ralph M. Lewis and the late Gladys (Harris) Lewis. He and Joyce A. Carey were united in marriage July 5, 1947. Mr. Lewis was employed as a leadman on the assembly...
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Robert L. "Bob" Sommerville, sr

October 22, 1932 - December 9, 2014

Robert Lee Sommerville, Sr., age 82 of Lexington, Missouri, formerly of Higginsville, died on Tuesday, December 9, 2014, at Riverbend Heights Health & Rehabilitation in Lexington, Missouri. Born Sunday, October 23, 1932 in Levasy, Missouri, he was the son of the late Robert Richard Sommerville and the late Cecil M. (Short) Sommerville. He and Lillian Maxine Morris were united in marriage on...
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H. H. "Doc" Robertson

September 1, 1923 - December 6, 2014

H. H. "Doc" Robertson, age 91 of Higginsville, Missouri died on Saturday, December 6, 2014, at Lafayette Regional Health Center in Lexington, Missouri. Born Saturday, September 1, 1923 in Longrun, Missouri, he was the son of the late Thomas Fred Robertson and the late Lulu (Stockton) Robertson. He and Mildred Brightwell were united in marriage, then Betty Nichols. He married Bettie Ruffner who...
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Jackie Kinkead

October 21, 1957 - December 3, 2014

Jackie Kinkead, age 57 of Kansas City, Missouri died on Wednesday, December 3, 2014, at the Liberty Hospital in Liberty, Missouri. Born Monday, October 21, 1957 in Lexington, Missouri, she was the daughter of Leonard Dale Schroeder and the late Barbara Ann (Wolpers) Schroeder. She and Greg Kinkead were united in marriage on April 30, 1979. Jackie was employed as a Community Support...
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Edwin "Bill" Dysart

October 11, 1926 - December 3, 2014

Edwin "Bill" Dysart, age 88 of Higginsville, Missouri died on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at Meyer Care Center in Higginsville. Born Monday, October 11, 1926 in Corder, Missouri, he was the son of the late Edwin Dysart and the late Mary (Whinn) Dysart. He and Alice Louise Schumaker were united in marriage December 4, 1947 and she preceded him in death October 26, 1970. On February 27, 1972...
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Carole Lacen

April 5, 1941 - November 23, 2014

Carole Lacen, age 73 of Higginsville, Missouri died on Sunday, November 23, 2014, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Blue Springs, Missouri. Born Saturday, April 5, 1941 in Chicago, Illinois, she was the daughter of the late George Reid and the late Betty Fox. She and Bill Lacen were united in marriage September 24,1958. He preceded her in death December 20, 2012. Also preceding her in death are...
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Kenneth J. Wood

January 31, 1955 - November 7, 2014

Kenneth J. Wood, age 59 of Higginsville, Missouri died on Friday, November 7, 2014, at Meyer Care Center in Higginsville. Born Monday, January 31, 1955 in Phelps City, Missouri, he was the son of the late John Christopher Wood and Marilyn W. (Welch) Wood. Kenneth worked as a machine operator at the Sika Corporation in Belton, Missouri retiring in 2013. He lived in Belton until returning...
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Verneal C. Koch

May 23, 1929 - November 1, 2014

Verneal C. Koch, age 85 of Odessa, Missouri died on Saturday, November 1, 2014, at Golden Living Center -New Haven in Odessa. Born Thursday, May 23, 1929 in Hawk Point, Missouri, she was the daughter of the late Walter Fredrick Winter and the late Dena Marie (Werges) Winter. She and Virgil H. Koch were united in marriage April 29, 1951. He preceded her in death August 18, 2014. Also preceded...
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Connie S. Thaller

March 23, 1951 - October 15, 2014

Connie S. Thaller, age 63 of Higginsville, Missouri died Wednesday, October 15, 2014, at Golden Living Center-New Haven in Odessa, Missouri. Born Friday, March 23, 1951 in Independence, Missouri, she was the daughter of the late David Kegley and the late June (Willard) Kegley. She and Arthur B. Thaller were united in marriage June 14, 1986. Connie worked in dietary food service at...
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Alexander Gregory Estevez

May 11, 1958 - October 14, 2014

Alexander Gregory Estevez, age 56 of Warrensburg, Missouri died on Tuesday, October 14, 2014, at his home. Born Sunday, May 11, 1958 in Kansas City, Missouri, he was the son of the late Quirino Rodriquez and Alexandra (Ramirez) Rodriquez. Mr. Estevez lived in Higginsville from 1981-2012 when he moved to Warrensburg. He was never married. Surviving are his mother, Alexandra Rodriquez of...
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Henry Shobe Ernstmeyer

November 10, 1918 - October 13, 2014

Henry Shobe Ernstmeyer, age 95 of Warrensburg, Missouri, formerly of Corder, Missouri died on Monday, October 13, 2014, at Country Club Care Center in Warrensburg, Missouri. Born Sunday, November 10, 1918 in Corder, he was the son of the late August William Ernstmeyer and the late Edna Richard (Shobe) Ernstmeyer. He married Martha Pauline Willard on December 16, 1942. She preceded him in...
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Beverly F. Green

May 18, 1941 - October 8, 2014

Beverly F. Green, age 73 of Higginsville, Missouri died on Wednesday, October 8, 2014, at Riverbend Heights Health & Rehabilitation in Lexington, Missouri. Born Sunday, May 18, 1941 in Higginsville, she was the daughter of the late Horace E. McCulloch and the late Lula Elizabeth (Tebbenkamp) McCulloch. She and Harold Eugene Green, Sr. were united in marriage October 15, 1956. He preceded her...
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Louise Sanders Echelmeier

February 25, 1931 - October 6, 2014

Louise S. Echelmeier (nee Ruth Louise Sanders) was born in a salt box farm house in rural Higginsville, Missouri on a cold February 25th, 1931, and was immediately put into hot blankets warmed on a wood stove. Her parents were Virgil and Ruth (nee Borgstadt) Sanders. Louise showed very early artistic talents making a dolls dress out of a rectangular star-and-stripe piece of cloth (a flag),...
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Charles "Charley" Trigg

March 4, 1945 - October 4, 2014

Charles "Charley" Trigg, age 69 of Mayview, Missouri died on Saturday, October 4, 2014, at the V.A. Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Born Sunday, March 4, 1945 in Concordia, Missouri, he was the son of the late Jesse Isaac Trigg and the late Therese Elsie (Westerhouse) Trigg. He and Ruth Ann Gadt were united in marriage on January 22, 1988. Charley worked as a farmer and lived in...
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Tim Shillingburg

September 8, 1950 - October 2, 2014

Tim Shillingburg, a beloved husband, dad and grandpa, age 64 of Higginsville, Missouri passed away on Thursday, October 2, 2014, in Higginsville. Born Friday, September 8, 1950 in Clarksburg, West Virginia, he was the son of the late Pete Shillingburg and the late Dorothy (Landis) Shillingburg. He and Jennifer Randolph were united in marriage November 5, 1973. Retiring from the Internal...
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Patricia A. Smith

January 19, 1942 - September 26, 2014

Patricia Ann Smith of Higginsville, passed away on Sept. 26, 2014, at the age of 72 with the family by her side. Her passing was due to complications from an aneurism. Pat was born in Independence, on Jan. 19, 1942, to Scott Elias Cook and Zelma Lee (McKendry) Cook and two brothers, Thomas and later Jay Cook. Pat began high school at Fort Osage H.S. and later graduated from Lee's Summit H.S...
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Kenneth W. Moore

May 26, 1935 - September 25, 2014

Kenneth W. Moore, age 79 of Higginsville, Missouri died on Thursday, September 25, 2014, at his home. Born Sunday, May 26, 1935 in Higginsville, he was the son of the late Heuby Moore and the late Lydia (Saunders) Moore. He and Bonnie J. Alspaugh were united in marriage on October 14, 1978. Kenneth was a lifelong resident of Higginsville and a 1955 graduate of Higginsville High School. He...
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Dan Seiler

July 22, 1946 - September 18, 2014

Dan Seiler, age 68 of Corder, Missouri died on Thursday, September 18, 2014, at Lafayette Regional Health Center in Lexington, Missouri. Born Monday, July 22, 1946 in Kenton, Ohio, he was the son of the late Robert Seiler and the late Betty (Rainsburg) Seiler. Also preceded in death is one brother, Jerry Seiler. He was employed as a farmer for Bob Aversman Farms and also did carpentry...
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Danny Klever

March 15, 1959 - September 12, 2014

Danny Klever, age 55 of Higginsville, Missouri died on Friday, September 12, 2014, at his home. Born Sunday, March 15, 1959 in Denver, Colorado , he was the son of Arnold Lee Klever and Iva Jean (Cole) Klever. He and Kay Francis Alford were united in marriage on May 21, 1990. She preceded him in death on February 2, 1991. Danny lived most of his life in Higginsville and was a 1977 high...
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Roger L. Fischer

September 22, 1941 - September 8, 2014

Roger L. Fischer, age 72 of Columbia, Missouri died on Monday, September 8, 2014, at University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia. Born Monday, September 22, 1941 in Corder, Missouri, he was the son of the late Arthur Louis Fischer and the late Frances Emma (Boehmer) Fischer. Also preceded in death are three brothers; Donald Fischer, Allen Fischer and an infant. Roger owned and operated...
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Kathy Sue Brooks Hill

August 10, 1951 - September 2, 2014

Kathy Sue Brooks Hill, age 63 of Higginsville, Missouri died on Tuesday, September 2, 2014, at Meyer Care Center in Higginsville. Born Friday, August 10, 1951 in Clinton, Missouri, she was the daughter of the late William Albert Brooks and the late Gladys V. (Coleman) Brooks. Also preceded in death are three brothers, Gary, Albert and William A. Brooks Jr.; and one sister: Wanda Brooks. ...
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Janet E. Lewis

August 21, 1936 - August 23, 2014

Janet E. Lewis, age 78 of Higginsville, Missouri died on Saturday, August 23, 2014, at Meyer Care Center in Higginsville. Born Friday, August 21, 1936 in Higginsville, she was the daughter of the late Roy Louis Hilgedick and the late Inez Rovella (Knipmeyer) Hilgedick. She and Benjamin R. Lewis were united in marriage on August 14, 1955. Janet was a homemaker and later worked as a...
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Virgil H. Koch

July 18, 1929 - August 18, 2014

Virgil H. Koch, age 85 of Odessa, Missouri died on Monday, August 18, 2014, at Golden Living Center in Odessa, Missouri. Born Thursday, July 18, 1929 in Bay, Missouri, he was the son of the late Henry Edwin Koch and the late Leona Marie (Rauter) Koch. He and Verneal C. Winter were united in marriage on April 29, 1951. He was a member of Zion United Church of Christ and a member of...
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Maurice H. Hoefer

September 1, 1920 - August 12, 2014

Maurice H. Hoefer, age 93 of Higginsville, Missouri died on Tuesday, August 12, 2014, at Lafayette Regional Health Center in Lexington, Missouri. Born Wednesday, September 1, 1920 in Higginsville, he was the son of the late Albert G. Hoefer and the late Lula (Rinne) Hoefer. He and Wilma M. Opfer were married November 10, 1943. Maurice was a graduate of Higginsville High School and lived...
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Alverna M. Pregge

September 5, 1920 - August 11, 2014

Alverna M. Pregge, age 93 of Higginsville, Missouri died on Monday, August 11, 2014, at Bench Mark Health Care of Lexington, Missouri. Born Sunday, September 5, 1920 in Concordia, Missouri, she was the daughter of the late John Pregge, Jr. and Mary Elenora (Boeschen) Pregge. Also preceding her in death are four brothers, Herbert, Omar, Melvin and Orval Pregge. She was a homemaker and a...
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ReGina M. Churchwell

March 24, 1980 - August 10, 2014

ReGina M. Churchwell, age 34 of Higginsville, Missouri died on Sunday, August 10, 2014 at Centerpoint Medical Center in Independence, Missouri. Born Monday, March 24, 1980 in Marshall, Missouri, she was the daughter of Roger Chapman and the late Jamie Leigh (Fortner) Chapman. She married Matthew Dale Churchwell on June 6, 2009. ReGina was a graduate of Central Methodist College where she...
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