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Obituaries

LILLY HICKS 4/24/15


Lilly Ruth Hicks, age 82, of Houston, Texas, died Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015.

Graveside services will be held at 1:00pm on Monday, April 27th, at Richmond Memory Garden Cemetery.

Thurman Funeral Home in Richmond is in charge of arrangements.

GENE PHELPS 4/24/15


Gene Allen Phelps, age 95, of Slater, died Friday, April 24th, 2015.

Arrangements are pending at Weiker Funeral Home in Slater.

ROBERT BLAKEMEN 4/24/15


Robert Wayne Blakeman, age 65, of Richmond, died Thursday, April 23rd, 2015.

Graveside services will be held at 11:30am on Wednesday, April 29th, at Crowley Cemetery near Rayville.

The family suggestes memorial contributions be made to the Show-Me Christian Youth Home.

Thurman Funeral Home in Richmond is in charge of arrangements.

KELLY DeBATES 4/24/15


Kelly Louise DeBates, age 45, of Sedalia, died Thursday, April 23rd, 2015.

A memorial service will be held at 6:00pm on Tuesday, April 28th, at Rea Funeral Chapel in Sedalia.

The family will receive friends at the chapel from 4:30pm until service time.

THOMAS FRANKLIN 4/24/15


Thomas Edward Franklin, age 90, of Saratoga, California, died Saturday, April 18th, 2015. 

Funeral mass will be held at 10:00am on Saturday, May 2nd, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sedalia.  Burial will be in Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery in Cole Camp, with military honors by the American Legion Post No. 305, of Cole Camp.

He is survived by Dorothy, his wife of 62 years, son, David Franklin, of Cole Camp, daughter, Margaret Franklin, of Saratoga, Calif., his sister, Virginia Shrader, a brother-in-law, James Monahan and Bonnie, of Cole Camp, a sister-in-law, Mary Ann Theroff and Ivan of McClough, Kan., and several nieces and nephews.
 
He was preceded in death by sister, Leona Hon, and brother, Charles H. Franklin Jr.

HELEN KREISEL 4/23/15


Helen Pauline Kreisel, age 95, of Sedalia, died Thursday, April 23rd, 2015.

Funeral services will be at 10:00am on Monday, April 27th, at Our Savior Lutheran Church. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 to 4:00pm on Sunday, April 26th, at Heckart Funeral Home. Memorial contributions are suggested to Our Savior Lutheran Church Radio Ministry.

Survivors include her husband, Ralph H. Kreisel, and children, Bill Kreisel, of Blue Springs; Ralph Kreisel, Jr., of Sedalia; Sandra Fleak, of Kirksville; and Deann Crockett, of Branson West; as well as nine grandchildren: William Kreisel Jr. and April Conner, Tuscan, Ariz.; Elizabeth Kreisel, of Independence; Halena Smith, Kelly Miller, and Katie Sisemore, of Sedalia; Lewis Fleak, of St. Peters; Maranda Hazard, of Las Vegas; Abigail Crockett, of Monett. Also surviving are nine great-grandchildren, sister-in-law Edna Strelow, of Sedalia; brother-in-law James Kreisel, of Yakima, Wash.; and nephews Delbert Strelow, Larry Strelow, and Jim Strelow of Wichita, Kan. Preceding her in death are her parents, Ferdinand W. and Elisabeth Krause Strelow, and two brothers, William A. Strelow and Herbert F. Strelow.

GENE MAC LEIPARD 4/23/15


Gene Mac Leipard, age 84, of Tina, died Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015.

Graveside services will be held at 10:30am on Saturday, April 25th, at Mendon Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 to 10:20am at the cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Mendon Cemetery.

Survivors include: cousins, Mike Jenkins, of Waverly; Jerry, Steve and Bill Jenkins; and Janie Klingenberg, of Chillicothe.

MINNIE FLEMING 4/23/15


Minnie Louise Fleming, age 86, of Columbia, died Wednesday April 22nd, 2015..

A funeral service will be held at 1:30pm on Tuesday, April 28th, at Rea Funeral Chapel.

The family will receive friends from 12:00pm until service time at the chapel.

She is survived by four children, Rhonda Church and her husband, Larry, of Sedalia, Rodney Fleming and his wife, Carlene, of Lee’s Summit, Diana McCorkle and her husband, Gaylon, of Sedalia, and Debbie Kratzer and her companion, Jim Pitucha, of Ashland; 12 grandchildren; and 27 great grandchildren. Besides her parents (Robert and Stella (Campbell) Gregory) and husband (Albert E. Fleming), she was preceded in death by a sister, Verna Lemmon; and a grandson, Billy Wayne Church.

CHARLOTTE ELDENBURG 4/23/15


Charlotte M. Eldenburg, age 80, of Sedalia, died Monday, April 20th, 2015.

Funeral service will be at 2:00pm, Saturday, May 2nd, at the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Burial will follow in Highland Sacred Gardens.

Visitation will be 6:00-7:30pm, Friday, May 1st, at McLaughlin Funeral Chapel. Memorial contributions are suggested to The Trail's End Project in care of the funeral chapel.

BILL BLUNK 4/23/15


Bill Blunk, age 82, of Brunswick, died Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015.

Funeral services will be at 11:00am on Saturday, April 25th, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Brunswick. Burial will be in Elliott Grove Cemetery in Brunswick.

Visitation will be from 10:00 to 11:00am on Saturday at the church.

Breshears Memorial Chapel in Brunswick is in charge of arrangements.

BILL MAUPIN 4/23/15


Bill Maupin, age 83, of Glasgow, died Monday, April 6th, 2015.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, April 25th, at Friemonth-Freese Chapel in Glasgow. Burial will be in Pleasant Green Cemetery.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Pleasant Green Cemetery.

Survivors include: his wife, Gloria Maupin, of Glasgow; two daughters: Betty Strodtman and Paula Fuemmeler, of Glagow; five grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

OLAN BOATCHER, SR. 4/22/15


Olan August Boatcher, Sr., age 89, of Sedalia, died Tuesday April 21st, 2015.

Funeral services will be at 10:00am on Saturday April 25th at Ewing-Schutte-Semler Funeral Home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Sedalia with full military rites by V.F.W. Post 2591.

The family will receive friends from 6:30-8:00pm on Friday, April 24th at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to Crossroads Hospice.

He is survived by one daughter, Paulette Lewis (Lloyd) of Independence, one son, Olan August Boatcher, Jr. (Cheryl) of Sedalia, a companion, Anna Craig of Sedalia, four grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and one great great grandson.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Otto Boatcher, four sisters, Clara Decker, Minnie Gibson, Lena Tetters, Ethel Hall and one granddaughter, Amy Wendt.

JAMES GERTZ 4/22/15


James Edwin Gertz, age 88, of Warrensburg, formerly of Sedalia and Cole Camp, died Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015.

A Celebration of Life and military honors will be at 6:00pm on Tuesday, April 28th, at Heckart Funeral Home in Sedalia. Burial will be at a later date in Highland Sacred Gardens.

The family will receive friends from 4:30pm until service time on Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the Missouri Veterans Home in Warrensburg, Unit D, or Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Warrensburg.

In addition to his wife of 66 years, Wilma Lutz, he is survived by three daughters, Virginia “Ginger” Doerflinger (Elray), of Warrensburg, Dorothy Doerflinger (Oliver), of Centerview, and Melody Fleeman (Jay Massey), of Holden; six grandchildren, Michelle (Lance) Thomas, of St Louis, MO, Bryan (Carolyn) Doerflinger, of Buckner, MO,  Jennifer (Brandon) English, of Warrensburg, Rachel (Rodger) Zinn, of Centerview, Drs. Melanie (Charley) Glenn, of Mission, KS, and Stephanie (Brent) Shanks, of Centerview; 14 great-grandchildren; one sister, Dorothy Askren (Jim), of Springfield; and a sister-in-law, Marilyn Gertz, of Sedalia.

In addition to his parents, Ferdinand and Dora Zimmerschied Gertz, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Carl Gertz and Stanley Gertz.

VEDA WILLIAMS 4/22/15


Veda Williams, age 90, of Salisbury, died Tuesday, April 21st, 2015. 

Visitation is Saturday, April 25th, from 9-10:30am, with services following at 10:30am. at Summerville Funeral Home in Salisbury. Burial will be in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery. 

Memorials may be made the Immanuel Lutheran Church or Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery.

Veda is survived by a sister, Jessie Drew, of Joplin, brother-in-law, Don Williams, of Moberly, nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Conrad and Pearl (Teckemeyer) Heddesheimer, husband, Wright Williams , brother, Everette Heddesheimer, and sister, Juanita Bliefnick.

THELMA MILLER 4/22/15


Thelma Viola Miller, age 99, of Sedalia, died Tuesday, April 21st, 2015.

Funeral services will be held 1:30pm on Saturday, April 25th at Heckart Funeral Home in Sedalia. Burial will be in Laurel Oak Cemetery in Windsor.

The family will receive friends from 12:30pm until service time Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Broadway Presbyterian Church or the Alzheimer’s Association.

She is survived by three sons, Clyde Duane Miller (Carolyn), of Warsaw, William Walter Miller (Sara), of Independence, and Scott Deane Miller, of Defiance; two daughters, Marlene James (Robert), of Independence, and Patricia Estes (Terry), of Sedalia; one sister, Wilma Anderson, of Easley, S.C.; 11 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, Clyde Smith Miller, and parents, Walter and Minnie Pearl Little Witt, she was preceded in death by five brothers, Leland, Raymond, Forrest, Thurman and Walter Witt; and one sister, Letha Palmer.

DONALD WEBER 4/20/15


Donald Dean Weber, age 86, of Louisville, Kent., a former resident of Higginsville, died Monday, March 2nd, 2015.

A celebration of Don’s life will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Higginsville on Friday, May 1st, with the recitation of the Holy Rosary at 9:30am, visitation at 10:00am and Mass at 11:00am. Burial will follow at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville.
 
Memorials are suggested to St. Mary’s Catholic Church or Catholic Charities.

Don is survived by his: wife of 60 years: Mary; Son: David (Deborah), of Danville, Calif.;
Two Daughters: Estelle O’Dowd (Tony), of Louisville, Elizabeth Chastain (Lance), of Wichita, Kan.; 10 grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.

DON BERE 4/20/15


Don T. Bere, age 66, of Higginsville, died Thursday, April 16th, 2015.

A celebration of life will be held Saturday, May 2nd, at 2:00pm at 701 W. 25th Terrace in Higginsville.
 
Memorials are suggested to family choice. 

He is survived by: Wife, Joan Bere; Daughters: Brandy Roy, of Springfield, Rebecca Sinclair; Step-Son: Steve Markley, of Marshall; Step-Daughters: Becky Markley, of Lexington, Jacque Wiskur, of Holden; Brothers: John Bere, of Dallas, Jim Bere, of Jonesboro, Ark., Kenneth Bere; Sister, Nancy Bere, of Jonesboro, Ark.; three  Grandchildren; two  Step-Grandchildren; two  Step-Great Grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents (Ralph and Ruth (Macfalan) Bere) and a step-daughter, Angie Markley.

SHERRY FARABEE 4/17/15


Sherry Farabee, age 72, of Richmond, died Friday, April 17th, 2015.

A memorial graveside service will be held at 10:30am on Thursday, April 23rd at Woodland Cemetery in Richmond.

Visitation will be held from 7:00-8:00pm on Wednesday, April 22nd at Thurman Funeral Home in Richmond. Memorials are suggested to Shirkey's Hospice.

NANCY CAPPS 4/7/15


Nancy Desmond Capps, age 75, of Sedalia, died Monday, March 30th.

A Celebration of Life and gathering of friends and family will be held on Saturday, April 25th, from 9:00 to 11:00am at Rea Funeral Chapel in Sedalia.

Nancy's family will entomb her ashes at Lee's Summit Christian Church (DOC) in Lee's Summit. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to The Liberty Center Association of the Arts.

She is survived by her daughter, Stacey Martin and her husband, Jeff, of Lee's Summit; one sister, Debbie Sautner and her husband, Charles, of Racine, Wis.; one brother, Dan Desmond and his wife, Kimberly, of Los Angeles, Calif.; one daughter-in-law, Susan Desmond, of Traverse City, Mich.; five grandchildren, Spencer and Trevor Martin, Anastasia and William Capps and Cody Bergman; one great grandson, Michael Capps.

Besides her parents (Hal and Louise (Clark) Desmond), she was preceded in death by her son, Brandon Capps, and one brother, Craig Desmond.

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.

NANCY CAPPS 4/5/15


Nancy Desmond Capps, age 75, of Sedalia, died Monday, March 25th, 2015.

A celebration of life gathering of friends and family will be held Saturday, April 25th, from 9:00 to 11:00am at Rea Funeral Chapel in Sedalia.
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