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Obituaries

DAVID GENTRY PUMMILL 9/28/16


David Gentry Pummill, age 59, of Sedalia, died Monday, September 26, 2016.

Arrangements are pending at Rea Funeral Chapel in Sedalia.

LLOYD M. McDOWELL 9/28/16


Lloyd M. McDowell, age 91, of Sedalia, died Wednesday, September 28, 2016.
 
There will be no services or visitation. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery in Kaiser, MO.
 
Arrangements are under the direction of Heckart Funeral Home in Sedalia.
 
Surviving is a sister, Hazel A. Shivers, of Cole Camp; two nieces and two nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George W. and Grace Mansfield McDowell, and a sister, Kathleen Lucas.

WILLIAM LEE MAY 9/28/16


William Lee May, age 67, of Otterville, died Tuesday, September 27, 2016.

Memorial services will be held 11 a.m. on Friday, September 30, at Meisenheimer Funeral Home in Otterville. Burial will follow in the Otterville IOOF Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 29 at the funeral home.

Bill is survived by his wife, Sandra, of the home; sons, William Lee May, Jr., and his wife, Julie, Clint May, Curtis May and his wife, Elizabeth, all of Otterville; grandchildren, Alexis and Daniel May; sister, Connie Ehlers and her husband, Johnnie, of Otterville.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Marvin Lee and Erblyn Phylis May.

AMBER DAWN HALL 9/28/16


Amber Dawn Hall, age 36, of Concordia, died Tuesday, September 27, 2016.

A memorial service, under the direction of the family, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, October 1, at New Life Church in Concordia. Inurnment will be in Payne Cemetery in Johnson County.

Visitation will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday at the church. Memorials may be made to family choice in care of Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home.

In addition to her husband, Roger D. Hall II, she is survived by one son, Remmy Dane Hall, of the home; two sisters, her twin, Rita Sua, of Raytown, and Tali Sua, of Sweet Springs; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

In addition to her parents, Finiaso Sua and Donna Moore Sua, she was preceded in death by one son, Roger Dean Hall III.

ELIZABETH 'BETTY' HENDERSON 9/27/16


Elizabeth 'Betty' Henderson, age 81, formerly of Brunswick, died Monday, September 26, 2016.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, September 30, at Breshears Memorial Chapel in Brunswick. Burial will be in Elliott Grove Cemetery in Brunswick.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, September 29, at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the family.

KENNETH FRANCIS SCHUBER 9/27/16


Kenneth Francis Schuber, age 66, of Hughesville, died Wednesday, September 14, 2016.

A graveside memorial service will be held at at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 1, at High Point Cemetery in Hughesville.

Arrangements under the direction of Rea Funeral Chapel in Sedalia.

CHARLES CEDRIC QUINLEY 9/27/16


Charles Cedric Quinley, age 95, of New Franklin, died Monday, September 26, 2016.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 1, at Markland-Yager Funeral Home in New Franklin. Burial with military honors will be in Boonesboro Cemetery.

Visitation will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, September 30, at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to New Franklin Lions Club or to Boonesboro Christian Church Cemetery Association.

JUDITH MAE HARRIS 9/27/16


Judith Mae Harris, age 81, of Cole Camp, died Monday, September 26, 2016.
 
Memorial services will be held at 12 p.m. on Saturday, October 1, at First United Methodist Church in Cole Camp.  Burial will be in Memorial Cemetery in Cole Camp.
 
The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until service time on Saturday at the church. Memorials are suggested to First United Methodist Church in care of Fox Funeral Home in Cole Camp.
 
She is survived by two sons, Larry Hamlet and Sue of Durango, Colorado, David Hardesty of Spokane, Washington; two step-daughters, Kathy O'Malley and Kelly Duarte and David, both of Las Vegas, Nevada; two step-sons, Mark Harris of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Matt Harris and Sandy of Sedalia, Missouri; one granddaughter, Leigh Ingham and Brett of Clarksville, Tennessee; three step-grandchildren, Nicole O'Malley, Dallas O'Malley, and Danielle Duarte; and two great-grandchildren, Kaleb and Khloe Ingham.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents, Frederick and Ruth Mills, her aunt and uncle, Mary and Herman Waldow, and her husband R. E. Harris.

CAROL JO GADDE WEEKS 9/27/16


Carol Jo Weeks, age 63, of Independence, died Monday, September 26, 2016.

Memorial services will be at 6 p.m. on Thursday, September 29, at United Church of Christ in Lexington. 

No visitation will be held. Arrangements are under the direction of Walker-Nadler-Fuller Funeral Home in Lexington.

GREGORY PAUL BROWDER 9/27/16


Gregory Paul Browder, age 49, of Huntsville, died Saturday, September 24, 2016.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Thursday, September 29, at 5 p.m. at United Pentecostal Church in Marshall.

Arrangements are under the direction of Patton Funeral Home in Huntsville.

Survivors include his mother, Patricia Oneal; father, Paul Browder; six children, Shawn Browder, Christian Browder, Fallon Browder, Ashton Franklin, Adrian Barajas and Megan Kistler; four brothers, Eric Browder, Kevin Browder, Daniel Malan, Thomas Browder; four sisters, Fawnda Tucker, Dana Tripp, Marjorie Browder, Carrie Browder and several nieces and nephews.

RICHARD 'DICK' THUDIUM 9/27/16


Richard 'Dick' Thudium, age 97, of New Boston, died Monday, September 26, 2016.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, September 30, at Delaney Funeral Home in Marceline. Burial will be in Price Cemetery, south of Winigan.

Visitation will begin one hour prior to the service on Friday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to New Boston Church.

SEAN MICHAEL BURTON 9/27/16


Sean Michael Burton, age 26, of Carrollton, died Sunday, September 25, 2016.

Celebration of Life Memorial Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 1, at Bittiker Funeral Home in Carrollton.

The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to family choice.

Survivors include: mother, Theresa Burton, of Carrollton; brothers, Cory Burton and Nicholas Burton, of Carrollton; paternal grandmother, Pamela Burton; aunts, Daborah Kramer and Dawn Bandell; uncle, Jason Vaughn; and cousins, Anthony Kramer and Carol Kramer.

STACEY NICOLE WOOLDRIDGE 9/27/16


Stacey Nicole Wooldridge, age 38, of Boonville, died Monday, September 26, 2016.

Memorial services will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, September 30, at Evangelical United Church of Christ.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. at the church.

Services are under the direction of Davis Funeral Chapel.

RUTH ANN HEIM 9/26/16


Ruth Ann Heim, age 66, of Overland Park, Kansas, and formerly of rural Sweet Springs, died Saturday, September 24, 2016.
 
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, September 29, at Campbell-Lewis Chapel in Sweet Springs. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Olathe Hospice House or the Great Plains SPCA Animal Shelter.
 
She is survived by four nephews: Stephen Heim of Riverside, MO, Jeff Fuehring of Sweet Springs, Kevin Fuehring of Concordia, MO, and Bobby Fuehring of Sweet Springs; one niece, Sherry Hall of Sweet Springs; as well as their families; and an “adopted” sister, Denise Miller of Gardner, KS.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents, William Julian Heim and Lydia Frances Wilcoxon Heim, and her only brother, J. Daniel Heim.

ALFREDO "FRED" LARA 9/26/16


Alfredo “Fred” Lara, age 55, of Sedalia, died Thursday, September 22, 2016.

Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. on Sunday, October 2, at Heckart Funeral Home in Sedalia.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until service time on Sunday at the funeral home.

He is survived by his fiancé, Lisa Knox, of the home; parents, Aurelio and Mary Lara; brother, Ruben his wife Genoveva Lara; sisters, Yolanda and her husband Alfredo Loya, Licha and her husband Ricky Duran, Virgie and her husband Chuy Cabrera, and Rebecca Lara; ten nieces and nephews, Ruben Jr., Celena, Freddy Jr., Jessica, Aaron, Arlene, Christine, Catherine, Raquel and Jesse; twenty-one great nieces and nephews; many cousins; and was loved by the Sanchez Family and many in Socorro, Texas, where he was also fondly remembered as “Sheriff Lobo.”

SHIRLEY MARGARET JOHNSON 9/26/16


Shirley Margaret Johnson, age 70, of Pilot Grove, died Monday, September 26, 2016.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. on Thursday, September 29, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Pilot Grove with burial following in the St. Joseph Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday at the church, with Rosary beginning at 5 p.m.
 
She is survived by her husband George Johnson of the home; sons Randy Johnson and his wife Lashauna of Tipton and Gregory Johnson and his wife Jessica of Boonville; grandchildren Alonza, George, Elizabeth, Gavin, Dalton, Addison and Ava Johnson; brother Virgil Kraus and his wife Judy of Boonville; sisters Janet Lutz and her husband Mitchell of Tipton and Mary Lou Grose and her husband Jim of Sedalia; nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents, Anton and Mildred Kraus; grandson Hunter Johnson; and brother David Kraus.

RONALD WILLIAM GROSS 9/26/16


Ronald William Gross, age 60, of Plattsburg, died Sunday, September 18, 2016.

Memorial graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 5, at Leavenworth National Cemetery in Leavenworth, Kansas.

Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association. Arrangements are under the direction of Thurman Funeral Home in Richmond.

KENNETH D. CRAVENS 9/25/16


Kenneth D. Cravens, age 72, of Lenexa, Kan., and formerly of Bosworth, died Monday, August 22, 2016.

Graveside memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 8, at Evergreen Cemetery in De Witt.

Memorials are suggested to Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Eucharist.

Arrangements are under the direction of Bittiker Funeral Home in Carrollton.

Survivors include: wife, Leslie Cravens, of Lenexa; sons, Michael Cravens, of Kansas, and Mark Cravens, of Florida; daughter, Rachel Dean and husband, David, of Kansas; sister, Judith Odom, of Missouri; grandchildren, Cullen, Christina, Christopher, Jade, Ari, Eleanor and Oliver.

SAMUEL E. BOYLE 9/24/16


Samuel E. Boyle, age 87, of Sedalia, died Friday, September 23, 2016.

Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery in Sedalia, under the direction of Heckart Funeral Home in Sedalia.

Memorials are suggested to Sedalia Animal Shelter or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

He is survived by several cousins and their respective families across the country, along with Nina and Doug Freed and Janet Green and her family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel E. and Fay Wilks Boyle.

MARSHA ANN McNEAL 9/22/16


Marsha Ann McNeal, age 58, of Sedalia, died Wednesday, September 21, 2016.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 2, at Life Pointe Church in Sedalia.

Memorials may be made to the family in care of Rea Funeral Chapel in Sedalia.

Survivors include her daughter Crystal Davis, her grandchildren Tyler, Zachary and Savannah, the grandchildren's father, Isaac Strong, her sisters Sandra Carnes, Beatrice Berrey and Carol Cooper.

Besides her parents, Leonard and Thelma Hostetter Davis, she is preceded in death by her sister Floydette Kenney.
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