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Obituaries

HOMER POINTER 5/6/15


Homer Pointer, age 93, of Marshall, died Wednesday, May 6th, 2015.

Funeral arrangements are pending at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall.

PHILLIP SEELEY, JR. 5/6/15


Phillip Charles Seeley, Jr., infant son of Phillip Charles Seeley, Sr. and Jessica Rodriguez Seeley, of Knob Noster, died Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

A memorial service will be held at 10:00am on Monday, May 11th, at McLaughlin Funeral Chapel in Sedalia.

ELSIE DORSCH 5/5/15


Elsie Marie Dorsch, age 97, of Lexington, died Monday, May 4th, 2015.

Services will be held at 11:00am on Thursday, May 7th at St. Luke Evangelical Free Church in Wellington. Visitation will begin at 10:00am on Thursday at the church.

Arrangements are under the direction of Walker-Nadler-Fuller Funeral Home in Lexington.

CAROLYN HORMAN 5/5/15


Carolyn Horman, age 79, of rural Sweet Springs, died Monday, May 4th, 2015.
 
Funeral services will be held at 10:30am on Saturday, May 9th at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Sweet Springs. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Sweet Springs.

Visitation will be held from 5:30-7:30pm on Friday, May 8th at the church. Memorials may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church in care of Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home.
 
In addition to her husband, Henry, she is survived by five children: Catherine Salentiny and husband, Ken, of Fulda, MN, Douglas Horman and wife, Diana, of Linn Creek, MO, Nancy Zentgraf and husband, Wayne, of Harris, MN, Gail Horman of Lee’s Summit, MO and Melissa Luebbert and husband, Alan, of Concordia, MO; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; eight step-great-grandchildren; one sister, Florence Oldberg of Mission, KS; and several nieces and nephews.
 
In addition to her parents, Emil J. and Dora Langewisch Sylvester, she was preceded in death by one great-granddaughter, Ella Hillman; three sisters, Edna Bergman, Mildred (Toots) Koch and Gladys (Polly) Stuenkel; and four brothers, Carl, Lester, Harvey and Edgar Sylvester.

HELEN RAPP 5/5/15


Helen Irene Rapp, age 98, formerly of Sweet Springs and Appleton City, died Friday, May 1st, 2015.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00am on Friday, May 8th at Hill and Son Funeral Home in Appleton City. Burial will be in Appleton City Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 10:00-10:30am on Friday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Appleton City Cemetery.

She is survived by one daughter, Sandra Kay (Rapp) Borland and husband Terry of Tucson, Arizona; one son, Gary Lynn Rapp and wife Ilene of Sweet Springs, Missouri; one granddaughter, Denise Shea of Tucson, Arizona; two grandsons, G. L. Rapp of Sedalia, Missouri and Trevis Rapp of Sweet Springs, Missouri and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar Albert Mannen and Viola (Campbell) Mannen; husband, Edwin Griggs Rapp; and one great-granddaughter, Stephanie Lynn Rapp.

CORY LEWIS 5/5/15


Cory Ryan Lewis, age 26, of Warrensburg, died Sunday, May 3rd, 2015.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00pm on Friday May 8th at Rea Funeral Chapel in Sedalia. The family will receive friends from 1:00pm until service time on Friday at the funeral chapel.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Mid-Missouri Humane Society.

Besides his dad, Rick D. Lewis, of Sedalia, he is survived by a sister, Brianna Lewis; paternal grandmother, Betty Lewis both of Columbia; five aunts, Vicki of Columbia, Nancy of Kansas City, Bonnie of Hannibal, Charlene of Belton, and Linda of Leavenworth, KS; and several cousins.

Besides his mother, Pamela (Bandelier) Lewis, he was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather Buddy Lewis; maternal grandparents, Bob and Clara Bandelier.

DIXIE SMITH 5/5/15


Dixie Smith, age 81, of Carrollton, died Thursday, April 30th, 2015.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, May 9th at Bittiker Funeral Home in Carrollton. The family will receive friends from 10:00-10:45am on Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to the donor's choice.

Survivors include two sons, Dennis (Leslie) Smith, of Missouri City, Texas, and Doug (Beth) Smith, of Carrollton; and a brother, John (Sandra) Smith, of Fayette.

MORRIS BYRUM, JR. 5/5/15


Morris King Byrum Jr., age 84, of Lee's Summit, formerly of Sedalia, died Monday, May 4th, 2015.

Memorial services will be at 10:00am on Saturday, May 9th at Heckart Funeral Home in Sedalia. Military honors will be conducted by the U.S. Army and VFW Post 2591.

The family will receive friends from 9:00am until service time on Saturday at Heckart Funeral Home. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Sedalia School District Foundation.

In addition to his wife, Dixie L. Moore, survivors include two daughters, Jeannie Salmon (Raul), of Liberty, and Jackie Harvey (Bob), of Lee's Summit; and seven grandchildren, Tyler, Ryan, Tara, Steven, Laura, Austin and Nate.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Morris King Sr. and Marie Louise Ruoff Byrum; and a sister, Wanda Sherwood, and her husband, Joe.

WILFRED BAUER 5/4/15


Wilfred Bauer, age 72, of Redding, California, died Wednesday, April 29th, 2015.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30am on Saturday, May 9th, at Campbell-Lewis Chapel in Concordia. Burial will be in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Alma.

Visitation will be held from 9:30-10:30am on Saturday at the funeral home.

ROGER SCHELP 5/4/15


Roger Allen Schelp, age 79, of rural Concordia, died Monday, May 4th, 2015.
 
Funeral services will be held at 10:30am on Thursday, May 7th at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Ernestville. Burial will be in the church cemetery. 

Visitation will be from 6:00-7:30pm on Wednesday at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Concordia. Memorials are suggested to St. Matthew Lutheran Church.
 
In addition to his wife, Wilma; he is survived by his children: Daniel Schelp and wife Olga of Blue Springs, Sandra Schelp of Liberty, and Allen Schelp and wife Robyn of Columbia; four grandchildren who were his pride and joy: Alexander, Jacob, Nathan, and Paul;  two brothers, Eldred Schelp and Leland Schelp, both of Emma; two sisters, Hidegard Becker and Ruth Becker, both of Concordia; as well as many nieces and nephews.
 
Roger was preceded in death by his parents, Otto and Stella Stuerke Schelp; two brothers, Wilbert Schelp and Robert Schelp; one sister, Lucille Loges; and a sister in infancy, Elsie Schelp.

DR. RUSSELL DRENON, SR. 5/4/15


Dr. Russell K. Drenon Sr., age 96, of Sedalia, died Monday, May 4th, 2015.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Friday, May 8th, at First Baptist Church in Sedalia. Burial will be in Highland Sacred Gardens.

The family will receive friends from 10:00am until service time on Friday at the church. Memorial contributions are suggested to First Baptist Church.

Arrangements are under the direction of Heckart Funeral Home in Sedalia.

Surviving are four children: Diana Johnson (Jim), of League City, TX, Russell K. Drenon Jr. (Janet), of Jefferson City, David Drenon (Barbara), of Springfield, and Dr. John Drenon (Tracey), of Sedalia; 11 grandchildren: Julie, Jeff, Jenna, Amanda, Andrea, Lauren, Emily, Tyler, Kyle, Mary and John Jr.; and 17 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, Geraldine "Jerry" Cunningham, and parents, Albert Edward and Hannah Elizabeth Edwards Drenon, he was preceded in death by five brothers, Clay, Carl, Lynn, Gerald and Mike Drenon.

PAUL GROTZINGER 5/4/15


Paul John Grotzinger, age 83, of Pilot Grove, died Sunday, May 3rd, 2015.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Thursday, May 7th at St. John Catholic Church in Pilot Grove.

The family will receive friends form 5:00-7:00pm on Wednesday, May 6th at Meisenheimer Funeral Home in Pilot Grove.

Survivors include his wife, Amelia Grotzinger, of the home; two sons, John (Melody) Grotzinger, of Rocheport, and William Grotzinger, of Pilot Grove; a daughter, Paula (Kevin) Vandelicht, of Ashland; a brother, Charles (Anita) Grotzinger, of Des Peres; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

RENEE GIBSON 5/4/15


Renee Gibson, age 39, of Slater, died Sunday, May 3rd, 2015.

Funeral services will be held Friday, May 8th at 10:00am at Slater Christian Church. Burial will be in Slater City Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00pm on Thursday, May 7th at the church. Weiker Funeral Home in Slater is in charge of arrangements.

ROSSANA FLORES, ROLANDA SALDANA, MASON DOLLINS, SAYLEM MARTINSON 5/3/15


Three Trenton children, Rossanna Flores, age 7, Rolanda Saldana, age 6, and Mason Dollins, age 5, and 3-year-old Saylem Martinson, of Columbia, died Saturday, May 2nd, 2015, in Trenton.

Funeral service will be at 3:00pm on Thursday, May 7th, at Foster Funeral Chapel in Carrollton. Burial will be in Carroll Memory Gardens Cemetery in Carrollton.

Visitation will be from 1:00 to 3:00pm on Thursday at the funeral chapel. Memorials are suggested to family choice in care of the funeral chapel.

NORMAN SHIRLEY 5/3/15


Norman Dennis Shirley, age 84, of rural Lincoln, died Thursday, April 30th, 2015.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Thursday, May 7th, at Edmonson Baptist Church in rural Lincoln. Burial will be in Brushy Cemetery in rural Lincoln, with military honors by the American Legion Post No. 305 of Cole Camp.

The family will receive friends from 10:00am until service time on Thursday at the church. The family suggests memorial contributions be given to Benton County Hospice or Lakeview Heights Fire Protection District in care of the Fox Funeral Home in Cole Camp.

Besides his wife, Margot Conlin Furjanic, he is survived by five daughters: Janice Henning, of Morrison, Colo.; Roxanne Borsick, of Garden City, Kan.; Lynette Keehner and Robert, of Bloomingburg, New York; Jennifer Chess, of DesMoines, Iowa; and Melanie Furjanic Ryan and David, of South Orange, New Jersey; three sons: Gregory D. Shirley and Frankie Jean, of Pembroke Pines, Florida; Christopher Brown, of Bloomingburg, New York; and Matthew Furjanic, of Overland Park, Kan.; three sisters, Lola Miller, of Topeka, Kan.; Dorothy Tracy, of Keenesburg, Colo.; and Patricia Moss, of Magalia, Calif.; 10 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Frances Shirley, his son, Steven Shirley, his sister, Lois Druyvesteyn, and six brothers, Edward V. Shirley, Jr., Roy Shirley, Ray Shirley, Vernon Shirley, Francis (Bud) Shirley, and Donald Shirley.

KENNETH JAEGER 5/3/15


Kenneth H. Jaeger, age 90, Independence, died Thursday, April 30th, 2015.

Funeral services will be held at Davis Funeral Chapel at 11:30am on Saturday, May 9th. Burial, with full military honors, will follow at Walnut Grove Cemetery

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Missouri Department of Conservation.

He is survived by his wife, Betty, of the home, daughters, Claudia Travis and her husband, William Delisio, and Cheryl Hudson and her husband, Chris, all of Independence. He also leaves behind his grandchildren; Tiffani Janssen, Keena Mackie, Courtney Pointer and Tim and Mike Schnell, as well as great-grandchildren, Haley Carpenter, Brayden, Taryn and Teagan Janssen and Deacon and Makenzie Schnell. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Jaeger Sr. and Bertha Moehle Jaeger, and two brothers, Charles Jr. and Earl Jaeger.

JAY APPLETON 4/29/15


Jay Myron Appleton, age 85, of Sedalia, died Sunday, April 26th, 2015.

A celebration of life service will be held at Heckart Funeral Home on Friday, May 15th, at 11:00am, with visitation from 10:00 to 11:00am. 
 
A private burial will be at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville immediately following the funeral. Donations may be made in Jay's memory to the State Fair Community College Foundation to be used for Student Scholarships.

In addition to his wife, Jane L. Hawley, he is survived by two sons, Charles Appleton and wife, Katherine, of Warrensburg; Bret Appleton and wife, Debbie, of Sedalia; five grandchildren, Janine Appleton, Charles David Appleton and wife, Bailey; Jason Appleton and wife, Ann; Donelle Walterbach and husband, Mark; and Jeremy Appleton; and three great-grandchildren, Benjamin and Lexi Appleton and Leona Walterbach. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Julius Myron and Ida Catherine Herr Appleton.

CARL VANNOY 4/6/14


Carl Eugene Vannoy, age 83, of Concordia, formerly of Sedalia, died Sunday, April 5th, 2015.

A Celebration of Life and Gathering of Friends and Family will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, May 16th, at Parkview Christian Church in Sedalia. Burial of the ashes will follow at Green Ridge Cemetery.

The family will receive friends beginning at 1:00pm until service time at the church. Memorials are suggested to Crossroads Hospice, Show Me Christian Youth Home or St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital in care of Rea Funeral Chapel in Sedalia.

Besides his wife, Adaline M. (Gamber) Carver, he is survived by one son, Michael Vannoy (Jeannine) of Columbia; one step-son, Daniel Carver (Heidi) of Colorado; two step-daughters, Leslie Gail, of the Lake area and Cynthia Limback (Mark) of Concordia; two sister-in-laws, Laura Moon (David) of Hughesville and Sue Roxstrom (Jim) of Maple Valley, WA; one brother-in-law, David Gamber (Joyce) of Gunnison, CO; 10 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; 4 great great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, James and Docie (Bray) Vannoy, he was preceded in death by one son, Donald Vannoy; four brothers, Paul, Everett, John and Mack Vannoy; and one granddaughter, Amanda Vannoy.
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