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Obituaries

CHARLES STROHMAN 1/25/15


Charles Eugene "Chuck" Strohman, age 76, of Sedalia, died Saturday, January 24th, 2015.

Arrangements are pending at Heckart Funeral Home in Sedalia.

MICHAEL KETUROSKEY 1/24/15


Michael Stanley Keturoskey, age 51, of Sedalia, died Saturday, January 24, 2015.

A family memorial service may be held at a later date.

Arrangements are under the direction on Rea Funeral Chapel.

LOIS HEILMAN 1/24/15


Lois Ethel Heilman, age 86, of Concordia, died Thursday, January 22nd, 2015.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30am on Friday, January 30th, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 6:00-7:30pm on Thursday, January 29th, at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Concordia. Memorials may be made to Heilman Student Aid, Immanuel Sweet Springs Radio Broadcast, or The Lutheran Good Shepherd Home.

She is survived by two sisters, Irene Reith of Concordia, and Eunice Pedersen of the state of Oregon; two sisters-in-law, Delores Heilman of the state of Pennsylvania, and Betty Heilman of the state of Maryland; 22 nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Martha Leedy; four brothers: Luther, Carl, Mark, and Richard Heilman; and three nephews.

CADEN KERR 1/24/15


Caden Erin Kerr, infant son of Aric Austin Kerr and Tiffany Jane Curtner, of Odessa, died Wednesday, January 21st, 2015.
 
Funeral services will be held at 12:00pm on Tuesday, January 27th, at Ralph O. Jones Funeral Home in Odessa. Burial will be in Bates City Cemetery in Bates City.

Visitation will be held from 11:00am until time of the service on Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the Carter Kerr Education Fund at First Central Bank in Odessa.
 
 In addition to his parents, Caden is survived by his big brother, Carter Austin Kerr of Odessa, MO; maternal grandparents, Elizabeth and Robert Jackson of Wellington, MO; paternal grandparents, Patrick and Christine Kerr of Grain Valley,MO, Candida White of Hardin, MO and Lonnie White of Blue Springs, MO; paternal great grandparents, Ken and Connie Kerr of Odessa, MO, Steve and Carolyn Flint of Warsaw, MO, Carolyn White of Odessa, MO and Roy Shipley of Richmond, MO; maternal aunts and uncles, Heidi and Brad Raymond of Napoleon, MO, Daniel Janes and Jenna Paris of Independence, MO, Robert Jackson, Jr of Wellington, MO and Calie Curtner and David Norush of Wellington, MO; paternal aunts and uncles, Jacob Kerr, Randa Kerr and Sadie Kerr all of Grain Valley, MO and Ryan White of Blue Springs, MO.

LON PRINDLE 1/23/15


Lon Ann Prindle, 82, of Sweet Springs, died Thursday, January 22nd, 2015.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00am Tuesday, January 27th, at First Baptist Church in Sweet Springs. Graveside services will be at 3:00pm Tuesday at Coffey Cemetery in Coffey, Mo.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 7:30pm Monday, January 26th, at the church.  Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church in care of Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Sweet Springs.

Survivors include two children, Don Alexander Prindle and wife, Elizabeth, of rural Oak Grove, and Melody Brownfield and husband, Jon, of Olathe, Kan.; two grandsons, Jason Lloyd Prindle and Jared Don Prindle and wife, Faith; one sister, Marsha Campbell and husband, Jim, of Richmond; one niece; and one nephew.

In addition to her parents (Georgie Alexander and Crystal Haynes Alexander) and husband (Don A. Prindle), Lon Ann was preceded in death by one brother, George William Alexander.

MONTE DENNIS 1/23/15


Monte Robert Dennis, 86, of Sedalia, died Friday, January 23rd, 2015.

Visitation will be 5:00-7:00pm Monday, January 26th, at Heckart Funeral Home in Sedalia.

The family suggests memorials to the American Lung Association or Sedalia Animal Shelter in care of Heckart Funeral Home.

He is survived by his wife (Tenny L. McEwan), of the home; two sons, Monte (Amy) Dennis, Jr., Columbia, Ill., and Mark Allen (Linda) Dennis, Sedalia; daughter, Cathy (Kenneth) Schlup, Sedalia; half brother, Glenn B. Reed, Jr., Springfield, IL; two half-sisters, Audrey Dietiker, O’Fallon, and Zelma Hinkel, Kincaid, Ill.; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, Arthur Nathaniel and Zelma Matthews Dennis, he was preceded in death by grandson, Theodore Dennis Schlup.

PHYLLIS BLANKENSHIP 1/23/15


Phyllis Anne Blankenship, age 71, of Brookfield, formerly of Bogard, died Sunday, January 18th, 2015.

Cremation graveside services will be at 10:00am on Wednesday, January 28th at Van Horn Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to family's choice. Arrangements are under the direction of Bittiker Funeral Home in Carrollton.

LETHA VANNOY 1/23/15


Letha Bell Vannoy, age 98, of Sedalia, died Thursday, January 22nd, 2015.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Monday, January 26th, at Rea Funeral Chapel in Sedalia. Burial will be at Green Ridge Cemetery.

Family will receive friends for a visitation at the Chapel one hour prior to the service. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Show Me Christian Youth Home or a charity of the donor's choice.

She is survived by three daughters, Ruth Livengood (Charles), of Sedalia, Jeanett Lynch (Larry), of Gravois Mills, Louise Laabs (Norbert), of Lady Lake, Fla.; two sons, J.B. Vannoy (Wanda), of Warsaw, and Richard Vannoy (Georgia), of Huntsville; nine grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren; and 20 great great grandchildren

In addition to her parents (Bert and Mattie (Pace) Clevenger) and husband (Paul Vannoy), she was preceded in death by two sisters, Golduan Jenkins and Helen Thacker; and three brothers, Earl, Bernie and Paul Clevenger.

MARTHA GOLDEN 1/23/15


Martha Louise Long Golden, age 95, of Topeka, Kan., formerly of Fayette, died Friday, January 23rd, 2015.

Funeral services will be held at 10am on Monday, January 26th, at Carr-Yager Funeral Home in Fayette. Burial will be in Walnut Ridge Cemetery.

Visitation at the funeral home will be from 4:00 to 6:00pm on Sunday. Those wishing to do so may make a donation in Martha's memory to Mt. Pleasant Christian Church in Higbee or Alzheimer's Association.

Martha was preceded in death by her parents(Amos Guy Long and Lottie Opal White Long), husband (J. T. Golden), twin sister, Mary Eaton, brother, Amos Guy Long, Jr. (Wanda), and sister-in-law Ruth (Leon) Lawrence.

Martha is survived by one daughter, Mary Lee Hix, of Topeka; one son, Jerry (Joyce) Golden, of Eden Prairie, Minn.; seven grandchildren, Neil (Cindy) Hix, of Tecumseh, Kan., Debra Lind, of Chanute, Kan., Julie Hix, of Leonardville, Kan., Jennifer Hix, of Topeka, Kelly (Scott) Eidson, of University City, Jay (Amanda) Golden, of St. Louis Park, Minn., and Reed Golden, of Kansas City; five great-grandchildren, Bethany Hix, of Lawrence, Kan., Evan Hix, of Topeka, Abigail Lind, of Chanute, and Flora and Perla Eidson, of University City; brother-in-law, Wallace Claiborne Eaton, of Gladstone; four nieces, Melva Deane Lipsey, of Jefferson City, Nita Jeane (Paul) Enochs, of Springfield, Elyse (John) Long Ashley, of Charlottesville, VA, Deborah Long Kirkpatrick, of Kansas City; and one nephew, Arthur Scott (Marilene) Long, of Broken Arrow, Okla.

ROBERTA ROSS 1/23/15


Roberta Ross, age 78, of Marceline, died Thursday, January 22nd, 2015.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Monday, January 26th, at Delaney Funeral Home in Marceline.

Visitation will be from 9:00am until service time Monday at the funeral home.

GAIL SUE DANNER 1/23/15


Gail Sue Danner, age 64, of Las Vegas, died Tuesday, January 20th, 2015. 

Funeral services will be at 1:00pm on Monday, January 26th, at Ralph O. Jones Funeral Home in Odessa. Burial will be in the Greenton Cemetery.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 25th, from 2:00-4:00pm at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the Lymphoma and Leukemia Society.  
 
She is survived by her Daughter and Son-In-Law, Schlenia Lynn and SMSGT Kenneth Lynn, Son and Daughter-In-Law, Jeremy McNeece and Jennifer McNeece, her brothers, Don, Denver and Dale Danner, her sister, Virginia Faye Finnegan, 11 grandchildren, Joe Lynn, Zack Schworer, Cody Lynn, Kenzie Lynn, Cameren Lynn, Hope McNeece, Veronica McNeece, Ellanie Evers, Aiden Blake, Gibson McNeece, Jaxson McNeece, Aunts, Corda Puckett and Daisy Mueller and many nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, D.R. and Lottie Danner, and a daughter, Bobbi Lieneke.

GENE GRAPES 1/22/15


Gene Grapes, age 98, of rural Arrow Rock, died Thursday, January 22nd, 2015.
 
Funeral services will be held at 10:30am Monday, January 26th, at Campbell-Lewis Chapel in Marshall. Burial will be in Old Lamine Cemetery in Cooper County.

Visitation will be held from 1:00 to 3:00pm Sunday, January 25th, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Old Lamine Cemetery.

Survivors include one son, Ken Grapes and wife, Jenny, of Marshall; one daughter, Lorene Korte of California, Mo.; seven grandchildren, Vicky Steding, Lisa Ault, Pam Beach, Becky Francis, Bruce Korte, Tracy Kramel and Tammy Randolph; 15 great-grandchildren, Morgan Schreck, MacKenzie Ault, Kylie McDowell, Blake Frischer, Evan Frischer, Drew Frischer, Sophia Beach, Ryan Korte, Kara Korte, Anthony Francis, Ethan Kramel, Corey Kramel, Dylan Kramel, Peyton Randolph and Kendal Randolph; four great-great-grandchildren, Allissa Schreck, Jordyn Schreck, Lyric Samson and Owen McDowell; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents (Van Cleve Grapes and Pearl Green Grapes) and wife (Evelyn Huber), Gene was preceded in death by two sisters, Agnes King and Viola Weekley; four brothers, Victor, Leo, Raymond and Forest Grapes; and one son-in-law, Walt Korte.

DOLORES LEATHERS 1/22/15


Dolores L. Leathers, age 93, of Boonville, died Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

Funeral services will be held at Davis Funeral Chapel on Monday, January 26th at 11:00am, with visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow in Walnut Grove Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the family.

Delores was preceded in death by her husband, Delmar, in 1993, a daughter, Judy, and two brothers, Clinton and Marion. She is survived by her daughters, Earlene, Peggy, Kathy, Nancy and Linda, as well as many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

ROSEMARY BUESING 1/22/15


Rosemary Buesing, age 85, of Odessa, formerly of Concordia, died Wednesday, January 21st, 2015.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00am Monday, January 26th, at Campbell-Lewis Chapel in Concordia. Burial will be in St. John Cemetery near Emma.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Show-Me Christian Youth Home.

Survivors include twin sons: Ray Arnett, of Sedalia, and Roy Arnett and wife, Mary, of Houstonia; six grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; as well as nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents (Floyd Kuhns and Lola Pearl Scott Kuhns) and husband (Arnold Buesing), she was preceded in death by one daughter, Karen Diane Buesing.

JEROME HOUSTON 1/22/15


Jerome S. Houston, age 73, of Higginsville, died Sunday, January 18th, 2015.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, January 24th, at Higginsville Church of Christ. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.

Graveside services, with military honors, will be held at 11:00am on Monday, January 26th, at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville.
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