06:33am, 05/29/16
Obituaries

KATHERINE ALICE (BARROWCLOUGH) AZAR 5/28/16


Katherine Alice (Barrowclough) Azar, age 76, of Osceola and formerly of Sedalia, died Friday, May 27, 2016.

The family will receive friends at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 1, with the funeral service to follow at 11 a.m. at Ewing-Schutte-Semler Funeral Home in Sedalia.

Katherine is survived by all her children: Kelly Kreisel and Randy, of Versailles, George Azar, of Springfield, Nicholas Azar and wife, Angela, of Sedalia, Ellen Warren and husband, David, of Versailles, Evon Shipman and husband, Clifford, of Osceola, Jamie Azar and long life partner, Brooke Baldelli, of Osceola; 18 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren; a half sister, Sharon Willett, and a numerous number of children that called her either mom or grandma.

She was preceded in death by the love of her life, George Nicholas Azar, her parents, Charles and Doris Howard Barrowclough, including her father who was killed in W W ll, one grandson Daniel Mittenburg, and two half sisters Darlene and Georgette.

GRACE THOMAS WALKER 5/28/16


Grace Thomas Walker, age 98, of Marshall, died Saturday, May 28, 2016.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 2, at Campbell-Lewis Chapel in Marshall. Burial will be in Ridge Park Cemetery in Marshall.

Visitation will be held from 12:30 to 2 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to New Salem Baptist Church.

Survivors include a son, Carlyle Walker and wife, Faye, of Willow Springs; a daughter, Linda Joy McDaniel and husband, Dale, of Marshall; five grandchildren: Craig McDaniel and Brian McDaniel, both of Marshall, David Walker and wife, Beth, Cindy Hinds and husband, Kelly, and Debbie Biehl and husband, Tom, all of Willow Springs; four great-grandchildren: McKenzie Hollaway, Amy Hinds, Joel Hinds, and Jeffrey Biehl; five great-great-grandchildren: Elsie Grace, John, Mary, Levi and Jacob Hinds; three siblings, Irene Sims and husband, Raymond, and Jim Thomas, of rural Marshall, John L. Thomas and wife, Maxine, of Marshall; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Jacob Hardin Thomas and Mabel Barton Thomas, and husband, Homer C. Walker , Grace was preceded in death by one son in infancy, David Wayne Walker; one sister, Margaret Aulgur; and two brothers, Charles Thomas and Clifford Thomas.

LINDA De MINT 5/28/16


Linda De Mint, age 69, of Carrollton, died Friday, May 27, 2016.

Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 1, at Bittiker Funeral Home in Carrollton.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31, at the funeral home. The family suggests memorials to HELP Services Cancer Fund or Shriner's Children's Hospital.

Survivors include two sisters: Margaret and husband, Jim Bray, of Bonner Springs, Kan.; and Patricia and husband, Ricky Harris, of Independence.

BOB BRANSTEITTER 5/28/16


Bob Bransteitter, age 48, of Blackburn, died Thursday, May 26, 2016 at his home.
 
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 1, at Campbell-Lewis Chapel in Marshall. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, north of Warsaw. 

There will be no visitation, but friends may call one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Foundation.
 
In addition to his parents, George Oscar Bransteitter and Mary Ann Fairchild Bransteitter, he is survived by one daughter, Kasi Bransteitter, of the state of Louisiana; one brother, Alan Bransteitter and wife, Sandy, of Odessa; one sister, Mary Bransteitter, of Lebanon; two step sons, Joe Miller, of Marshall, and Merle Miller, of Gainesville, Fla.; as well as two nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Thomas Miller.

 

DEBORAH ANN HOWE 5/27/16


Deborah Ann 'Debbie' Howe, age 58, of Richmond, died Thursday, May 26, 2016.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 1, at Thurman Funeral Home in Richmond. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in St. Joseph.

Visitation will take place from 10-11 a.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the Deborah Ann Howe Memorial Fund.

ALMA V. RICHTER 5/27/16


Alma V. Richter, age 94, of Odessa, died Thursday, May 26, 2016.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 31, at 11:00 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Odessa. Burial will be at New Hurley Cemetery in Wallkill, New York.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until service time on Tuesday at the church. Memorials may be made to Trails Regional Library, Odessa Branch or the Benevolent Fund at the First United Methodist Church in Odessa.

Arrangements are under the direction of Ralph O. Jones Funeral Home in Odessa.

DANNY KEELE 5/27/16


Danny Keele, age 49, of Sedalia, died Friday, May 27, 2016.

A family memorial gathering will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are under the direction of Rea Funeral Chapel in Sedalia.

FRANCES RUTH FRANKLIN 5/27/16


Frances Ruth Franklin, age 89, of Richmond, died Thursday, May 26, 2016.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31, at Thurman Funeral Home in Richmond. Burial will be in Richmond Memory Gardens Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.

ANNA WOOD 5/27/16


Anna Wood, age 85, of Moberly and formerly of Slater, died Thursday, May 26, 2016.

Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31, at Weiker Funeral Home in Slater. Burial will be in Slater City Cemetery.

Visitation will take place from 11 a.m. until service time on Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.

EVANELL STUMPENHAUS SCHELP


Evanell Stumpenhaus Schelp, age 87, of Concordia, died Thursday, May 26, 2016.
 
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 1, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Emma. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31, at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Concordia.Memorials are suggested to Holy Cross Lutheran Church or Concordia Senior Center in care of Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home.

Survivors include five children: Linda Lovercamp and companion, Jimmy Storck, of Concordia, Steven Schelp of Emma, Marsha Trautman and husband, Rick, of Emma, Myron Schelp and wife, Linda, of North Kansas City, and Kristen Singleton of Scottsdale, AZ; 13 grandchildren: Joshua Lovercamp, Jacob Lovercamp, Angela Schelp, Tonya Edwards, Krystal Schelp, Megan Schelp, Andrea Wilkens, Wyatt Trautman, Caleb Trautman, Quinten Trautman, Zachary Schelp, and Jared Schelp; one step-granddaughter, Katherine Singleton; 16 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Tillie Erdman of Higginsville, and Doris Banks of Pueblo, CO; as well as nieces and nephews.
 
In addition to her parents, Lawrence Stumpenhaus and Ella Dittmer Stumpenhaus, and husband, Wilbert F. Schelp, she was preceded in death by a “sister”, Tina Pallette.

DONNA SUE McCUTCHEN 5/26/16


Donna Sue McCutchen, age 56, of Cookeville, Tenn., died Tuesday, May 24, 2016.

A graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 31, at Crown Hill Cemetery in Sedalia.

Family, friends and others whose lives Donna touched are invited to reminisce and celebrate her life from 4 to 6 p.m. on Monday, May 30, at Heckart Funeral Home in Sedalia.

She is survived by her husband, John D. McCutchen, of Cookeville, Tenn.; two children: Jill M. Wade (Kevin), of Sedalia, and Sergeant John M. McCutchen (Kathrin), of Baumholder, Germany; four grandchildren: Maddox, Hannah, Jacob, Clara and one due November 6, 2016; two brothers: Jeffery W. Green (Amy), of Aurora, Ill., and Patrick W. Green, of Sedalia.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Earl Wayne Green, Sr. and Karen Suzanne "Cookie" Green, and one brother, Earl Wayne Green, Jr.

VIRGINIA "GINNY" M. HARTWIG 5/26/16


Virginia "Ginny" M. Hartwig, age 76, of Higginsville, died Wednesday, May 25, 2016.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 31, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Higginsville.

Visitation will be one hour prior to service at the church. Memorials are suggested to Lafayette County Cancer Coalition.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hoefer Funeral Home in Higginsville.

She is survived by her husband, Bruce E. Hartwig, of the home; sons: Doug Darnell, of El Dorado Springs, and Rusty (Barbara) Darnell, of Ozark; step daughters: Kim (Steve) Bell, of Higginsville, and Karla (Michael) Herrington, of Leawood, Kan.; brother: Albert (Ann) Stebbins, of El Dorado Springs; sisters: Betty Thomas, of El Dorado Springs, Cathy Geraci, of San Jose, Calif., Vinnie Langford, of Clinton, Elaine (Vince) Lazo, of Danville, Calif., and Delorus Navarette, of Omaha, Neb.; 14 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

WILLIAM GORDON BUCKNER


William Gordon Buckner, age 81, of Marshall, died Tuesday, May 24, 2016.
 
Graveside services with military rites will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 31, at Ridge Park Cemetery in Marshall.

There will be no visitation. Memorials are suggested to First Baptist Church in care of Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall.

MARLENE J. STRODTMAN 5/25/16


Marlene J. Strodtman, age 81, of Napoleon, died Tuesday, May 24, 2016.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 29, at St. Paul Church in Napoleon. Burial will take place in St. Paul Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Saturday, May 28, at Walker-Nadler-Fuller Funeral Home in Lexington. Memorials are suggested to Steppingstones Auxiliary in Independence, MO.

BILLY FLEENER 5/24/16


Billy Fleener, age 63, of Hale, died Monday, May 23, 2016.

The family will receive friends from 2-3 p.m. on Saturday, June 4, at Bittiker Funeral Home in Carrollton.

Memorials are suggested to Bittiker Funeral Home.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Fleener, of Hale.

ROBERT L. WARNER 5/18/16


Robert L. Warner, age 84, died Sunday, May 8, 2016.

Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 31, at Walker-Nadler-Fuller Funeral Home in Lexington. Inurnment in the Missouri State Veteran’s Cemetery in Higginsville. 

Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until service time on Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to either the Lexington United Methodist Church or Crossroads Hospice.

ERNIE LEE LUETJEN 5/16/16


Ernie Lee Luetjen, age 52, of Versailles, died Wednesday, May 11, 2016.

Memorial services will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17, at Brauersville Lutheran Church near Cole Camp, where the family will receive friends beginning at 6 p.m. Burial will be at a later date in Brauersville Lutheran Cemetery near Cole Camp.

Memorial contributions be given to the family in care of the Fox Funeral Home in Cole Camp.

Besides his wife, Clara Chiles, he is survived by: his father and stepmother, Robert and Barbara Luetjen, of Lincoln; his stepfather, Marvin Bockelman, of Cole Camp; seven children, Ashley, Eric, NaTasha, Sarah, Jessamyn, Rachel, and Ethan; a sister, Vicki Trent and husband, Mike, of Hallsville; a stepbrother, Travis Bockelman and his wife, Sonya, of Cole Camp; and nine grandchildren, Alex, Caleb, Evan, Kaytlynn, Kira, Brooklyn, Elise, Lane, and Levi.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Kathleen Bockelman, and a brother, Danny Luetjen.
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