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Obituaries

EDDIE GASSEN 10/25/14


Eddie Gassen, age 48, of Higginsville, died Thursday, October 23rd, 2014. 

A memorial gathering will be held at the Higginsville City Park gazebo on Fairground Ave from 2:00-5:00pm on Sunday, October 26th.

Memorials are suggested to family choice. Arrangements are under the direction of Kaiser-Wiegers Funeral Home in Higginsville.

GERTRUDE FELTEN 10/25/14


Gertrude M. Felten, age 91, of Pilot Grove, died Friday, October 24th, 2014.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00am on Wednesday, October 29th, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Pilot Grove. Visitation is from 5:00-7:00pm on Tuesday, October 28th, with a prayer service at 5:00pm at the church. Burial is in St Joseph Cemetery.

She is survived by her son, Robert Felten and his wife Susan of Pilot Grove, two daughters, Marjorie Wessing and her husband Jim of Pilot Grove and Joyce Felten of Columbia, two brothers, Fred Lammers of Pilot Grove and Kenny Lammers of Blackwater, eight grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and two sisters Lillian Twenter and Catherine Lammers.

Memorials may be sent to St Joseph Catholic School. Arrangements are under the direction of Meisenheimer Funeral Home in Pilot Grove.

MAYNARD BONTA 10/24/14


Maynard Bonta, age 92, of Marshall, formerly of Trenton, died Friday, October 24th, 2014.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm on Tuesday, October 28th, at Resthaven Mortuary in Trenton. Burial will follow in Resthaven Memorial Gardens in Trenton.

Visitation is scheduled from 1:00pm until service time on Tuesday; open visitation will begin on the morning of Monday, October 27th, at the funeral home.

He is survived by a daughter, Sara (Jim) Hargrave, of Marshall; two grandchildren, Rob (Rachel) Hargrave, of Marshall, and Jamie (Tyler) Collins, of Jefferson City; three great grandchildren, Alexis Hargrave, Logan Collins, and Leighton Collins; and many nieces and nephews.

Arrangements are under the direction of Whitaker-Eads Funeral Home in Trenton.

DENNIS DAY 10/24/14


Dennis N. Day, age 62, of Kansas City, formerly of Marshall, died Thursday, October 23rd, 2014.

Graveside services will be held 2:00pm on Tuesday, October 28th, at the Salem Evangelical Cemetery in Saline County. 

The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00pm on Monday, October 27th, at Meyers Northland Chapel in Parkville. The family suggests memorial contributions to Salem Evangelical Church of Christ.

He is survived by his wife Bonnie, who survives of the home; sons, Michael L. Day of Kansas City, MO, Ryan T. Day (Ashley); sisters, Doris Claspill (Darrel) of Clinton, MO, Elizabeth Crocker of Parkville; brother Steven Crocker (Georgette) of Kansas City North, MO; brother-in-law, Roy Robb of Stockton, MO.  He is preceded in death by his parents, step-father, Charles Crocker; brother, Charlie Crocker.

JEANETTE KARR 10/24/14


Jeannette Karr, age 91, of Warrensburg, died Thursday, October 23rd, 2014.

There will be no services. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Rea Funeral Chapel in Sedalia.

MARGARET KIENTZY 10/24/14


Margaret Agnes Kientzy, age 90, of Sedalia, died Friday, October 24th, 2014.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00am on Tuesday, October 28th, at St. Alphonsus Church in Silex.The family will receive friends from 4:00-7:00pm on Monday at Mudd Veach Funeral Home in Silex.

Memorials are suggested to the new Sedalia Animal Shelter or Shriner's Children's Hospital. Local arrangements are under the direction of Heckart Funeral Home in Sedalia.

Surviving are two daughters, Linda Korte (Dennis), and Mary Jo Kientzy, all of Sedalia; two grandchildren, Amanda Mast (Kellen), and Ryan Kientzy Korte; two great-grandchildren, Brynlee Mast and Adelynn Mast; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three siblings, William Koster, Raymond Koster and Geneva Hawkins.

GINGER EDDY 10/23/14


Ginger Eddy, age 72, of Slater, died Thursday, October 23rd, 2014.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Monday, October 27th, at Weiker Funeral Home in Slater. Burial will be in Gilliam Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 10:00-11:00am on Monday at the funeral home.

JACKIE PAYNE 10/23/14


Jackie Lynn Payne, age 46, of Richmond, died Thursday, October 23rd, 2014.

Services will be held at 7:00pm on Monday, October 27th, at Walker-Nadler-Fuller Funeral Home in Lexington. Visitation will be held from 5:00pm until service time on Monday at the funeral home.

MARGARET DAHLKE 10/23/14


Margaret Mary Dahlke, 94, of Ernestville, died on Tuesday, October 21st, 2014.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30am on Monday, October 27th at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Ernestville. Burial will be in St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery in Concordia.

Visitation will be held from 9:00 to 10:30am on Monday at the church. Memorials may be made to Haiti Lutheran Mission Society or Papua New Guinea Mission Society in care of Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Concordia.

Born June 30th, 1920, in Assumption, Minn., Margaret was the daughter of the late William P. O’Day and Mary Ellen Phelan O’Day. On February 1, 1943, in Pueblo, Colo., she married Willehardt E. (Willie) Dahlke, who preceded her in death on January 3rd, 2007. She lived in Ernestville since 2005, moving from Concordia where she lived since 2003, moving there from Hebron, Neb. She was a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church. She served along with her husband for the Lutheran Church at St. John’s College, Winfield, Kan., Bethesda Lutheran Home, Watertown, Wisc., Gutnuis Lutheran Church, Papua, New Guinea, Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind., and First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Petionville, Haiti.

Survivors include two sons, Rev. James Dahlke and wife, Claudia, of Ernestville, and Dennis Dahlke and wife, Paula, of Durango, Colo.; 11 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, and husband, Margaret was preceded in death by one daughter, Beverly Marth; one grandson, Luke Dahlke; and one brother, John O’Day.

SHERRY BILLINGS 10/24/14


Sherry Lynn Billings, age 60, of Odessa, died on Thursday, October 23rd, 2014.
 
A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00pm on Sunday, October 26th at the Odessa Middle School. 

Visitation will be held from 1:00 to 4:00pm, Saturday, October 25th at the Odessa Middle School.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Odessa R-7 Public Foundation.  

Arrangements are entrusted to the Ralph O. Jones Funeral Home in Odessa.
 
Sherry was born on September 29, 1954 in Warrensburg to Wilbur L. and Norma (Bradbury) Ewbank.  She graduated from the Odessa High School in 1972.  In 1975 she graduated from Graceland College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Education.  On August 30, 1975 she married John Neal Billings at Pleasant Heights Community of Christ in Independence.  She earned a Specialist Degree for Education Administration from Lindenwood University in St. Louis.  She became the Principal of Odessa Middle School on July 28, 2005.  Sherry was a member of the Community of Christ and was also ordained as a Minister.  She was a member of MSTA.  Sherry loved traveling to the beach to see the ocean, writing poetry, and traveling to places with historical significance.  Most of all she loved spending time with her family and friends.
 
Survivors include husband, John Billings and her mother, Norma Ewbank, Odessa; three children: Derrick Billings and wife, Gemma, of Bloomington, Ill., Jared Billings and wife, Jennifer, of Madison, Wis. and Pam Rauch and husband, Dave, of Stansbury, Utah; two grandchildren, Michael and Lindsay Rauch; brother, Richard Ewbank of Bryan, Tex.; and sister, Karen Roberts and husband, Scott, of Lamoni, Iowa; 10 nieces and nephews, Eric Hidy, Kristy Hidy, Craig Hidy, Nathan Ewbank, Shawn Ewbank, Eva Roberts, Erin Roberts, Curt Roberts, Michael Granato and Leslie Granato.
 
Sherry was preceded in death by her father.

KEITH BRATTON 10/22/14


Keith Bratton, age 57, of Higginsville, died on October 21st, 2014.

Graveside services will be Saturday, November 1st at 11:30am at the Oak Grove Community Church Cemetery south of Higginsville.

There will be a lunch for family and friends at the church, following the burial.
Memorials are suggested to family choice.
 
Arrangements are under the direction of Kaiser-Wiegers Funeral Home in Higginsville.

GLENN KAHLE 10/22/14


Glenn W. Kahle, age 79, of New Franklin, died on Sunday, October 19th, 2014.

Funeral Services for Glenn will be 11:00am Tuesday, October 28th at the Clarks Fork Trinity Lutheran Church in Clarks Fork.  Burial will follow at a later date.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00pm on Monday, October 27th at Davis Funeral Chapel in Boonville.

JAMES 'J.B.' MARTIN 10/21/14


James "J.B." Martin age 84, of Richmond, died on Thursday, October 16th, 2014.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00am on Monday, October, 27th at Hickory Grove Baptist Church, northeast of Richmond. Inurnment will be in Hickory Grove Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 10:00am to 11:00am on the day of the service at the church.

Thurman Funeral Home in Richmond is in charge of arrangements.

HORTENSE OGG 10/20/14


Hortense E. Ogg, age 100, of Richmond, died Friday, October 17th, 2014.

Memorial graveside services will be held at 2:00pm on Tuesday, October 28th, at Richmond Memory Gardens Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to Ray County Transportation or the Eagleton Center. Arrangements are under the direction of Thurman Funeral Home in Richmond.

HELEN McDONALD 10/20/14


Helen Elizabeth McDonald, age 87, of Carrollton, died Sunday, October 19th, 2014.

Private burial will take place at a later date at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville.

Arrangements are under the direction of Thurman Funeral Home in Norborne.

JORGE TAPIA 10/13/14


Jorge Tapia, age 53, of Marshall, died Sunday, October 12th, 2014.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2:00pm on Thursday, October 16th, at St. Peter Catholic Church. Visitation will be held from 12:00-2:00pm on Thursday at the church.

Memorials may be made to family choice in care of Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall.

VERNON JONES 10/214


Vernon L. Jones, age 86, of rural Nelson, died on Wednesday, October 1st, 2014.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm on Monday, October 6th at Campbell-Lewis Chapel in Marshall. Burial will be in Sunset Gardens Cemetery.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

He is survived by three sons: Robert Lee Jones Sr. and wife Christine of Marshall, Carl L. Jones Sr. and wife Karla of Marshall, and James D. Jones of Marshall; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents (James L. Jones and Dorothy Petrie Jones) and wife (Velma Hanlin), he was preceded in death by one son, Stephen Jones; one granddaughter, Cynthia Jones; two grandsons, Keith Jones and Kendall Jones; one great-granddaughter, Hazel Metcalf; and one brother, James Lyle Jones.

JOSHUA AMOS 10/1/14


Joshua Alan Amos, 29, of Grain Valley, formerly of Odessa, died on Saturday, September 27th, 2014.
 
Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 8:00pm on Friday October 3rd at the Ralph O. Jones Funeral Home in Odessa.  A private family graveside service will be held at a later date. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Amos Education Fund. The College Education fund is set up for Josh’s daughters, Ava and Ella Amos, through First Central Bank.   
 
In addition to his parents, Ralph and Kimberly (McAfee) Amos, Josh is survived by two daughters, Ava and Ella Amos, of Odessa; two sisters, Ali Havercroft and husband, Nathan, of  Blue Springs, and Katie Amos of Grain Valley; a nephew, Kaden Havercroft, of Blue Springs; paternal grandfather, Alan Amos, of Odessa; and paternal grandmother, Helen Amos, of Lee’s Summit; maternal grandparents, Robert and Demma McAfee of Odessa, MO; many aunts, uncles and cousins.

 
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