06:12pm, 12/19/14
Obituaries

EDITH PUDGE 12/19/14


Edith Pudge, age 96, of Omaha, Nebraska, formerly of Carrollton, died Wednesday, December 17th, 2014.

Services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Bittiker Funeral Home in Carrollton.

JERRY ETHINGTON, JR. 12/19/14


Jerry Ethington, Jr., age 41, of Bosworth, died Thursday, December 18th, 2014.

No services are planned at this time. Arrangements are under the direction of Bittiker Funeral Home in Carrollton.

He is survived by his wife, Tracy, and three children, Todd McDowell, Tyler McDowell and Austin Ethington.

BETTY SUE METCALF 12/19/14


Betty Sue Metcalf, age 71, of Sedalia, died Thursday, December 18th, 2014.

No services will be held. Arrangements under the direction of Rea Funeral Chapel in Sedalia.

CHARLES WEST 12/19/14


Charles Steven "Steve" West, age 54, of Excelsior Springs, died on Thursday, December 18th, 2014.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Tuesday, December 23rd, at Thurman Funeral Home in Richmond. Burial will be at 2:00pm on Tuesday in Newcomer Cemetery in Mendon.

Visitation will be from 10:00-11:00am on Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to donor's choice.

NORMA MORRIS 12/18/14


Norma Morris, age 95, of Marshall, died Thursday, December 18th, 2014.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Monday, December 22nd, at First Baptist Church in Marshall. Burial will be in Ridge Park Cemetery in Marshall.

Visitation will be held from 10:00-11:00am on Monday at the church. Memorials may be made to family choice in care of Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall.

Survivors include one brother, Max Wales of Marshall; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Carmen Long and Gretchen Caton; and four brothers, Jack Wales, Don Wales, Ted Wales and Phil Wales.

BETTY UNDERWOOD 12/18/14


Betty Lou Underwood, age 74, of Salisbury, died Thursday, December 18th, 2014.

Visitation is Tuesday, December 23rd from noon until 1:30pm with services following at 1:30pm at Summerville Funeral Home in Salisbury, with burial in the Missouri Veteran's Cemetery in Jacksonville. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Safe Passage in Moberly.

She is survived by three brothers George Neds of Maple Valley, WA, Ralph Edward Neds of Kansas City, MO, Dale Neds of Auburn, WA, several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, an infant son Otis Tip Underwood.


 

BRUCE GERDES 12/18/14


Bruce L. Gerdes, age 61, of Salisbury, died Wednesday, December 17th, 2014.

Services will be held at 10:00am on Monday, December 22nd, at Summerville Funeral Home in Salisbury. Burial will be in Mendon Cemetery in Mendon. 

Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00pm on Sunday, December 21st, at Summerville Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Bruce Gerdes Memorial Fund.

He is survived by two sons Tony (Amber ) Gerdes of Doniphan, NE, Shawn Gerdes of Salisbury, MO, two daughters Veronica (John) Haynes of Chillicothe, MO, Brandy (Bradd) Bussinger of Bassett, NE, two brothers Steve Gerdes of Ranger, TX, Charlie Gerdes of Auburn, NE, three sisters Loraine Eschbach of Blue Bell, PA, Marge Essink of Lincoln, NE, Melanie Richards of Sioux Falls, SD, fifteen grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

JAMES CAMPBELL 12/18/14


James “Jimmie” Campbell, age 66, of Wellington, died Thursday, December 18th, 2014.

Services will be held at 10:00am on Monday, December 22nd, at United Methodist Church in Wellington. Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00pm on Sunday, December 21st, at Walker-Nadler-Fuller Funeral Home in Lexington.

LULA MAE ROEHRS 12/18/14


Lula Mae Roehrs, age 83, of Bunceton, died Wednesday, December 17th, 2014.
    
Funeral services will be held at Davis Funeral Chapel in Boonville at 11:00am on Saturday, December 20th. Burial will follow at Bunceton Masonic Cemetery.

Visitation will be for two hours prior to the service, from 9:00 until 11:00 o’clock. Memorials are suggested to Zion Lutheran Church or to Bunceton Masonic Cemetery.
     
She was preceded in death by her parents, and her step-father, Frank Heisler, and a brother, William J. Heisler. She is survived by her husband, Charles, of the home, her sisters; Norma D. (Aubrey) Farris of Lee’s Summit, Quillie L. (Charles) Alexander of Kansas City and Nancy Heisler of Boonville, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

RONNIE HARRIS 12/18/14


Ronnie Harris, age 73, of Marshall, formerly of Slater, died Wednesday, December 17th, 2014.

Funeral services will be Saturday, December 20th, at 10:30am at Gill Memorial Baptist Church in Marshall. Burial will be in Slater City Cemetery.

Vistation will be from 9:30am until service time on Saturday at the church. Memorials are suggested to Gill Memorial Baptist Church. Weiker Funeral Home in Slater is in charge of arrangments.

JOHN BEAMAN 12/18/14


John Ford Beaman, age 86, longtime New Franklin business owner, died on Tuesday, December 16th, 2014.

Services honoring John’s life will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, December 20th, at Markland-Yager Funeral Home in New Franklin. Burial will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in New Franklin.

Visitation will be from 12:00pm on Saturday until time of service. Memorials are suggested to the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery Association or the Alzheimer’s Association in care of Markland-Yager Funeral Home in New Franklin.

John will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Lillian Beaman; three sons, John Robert Beaman (Cathy Beaman), of Fayette, Roger Beaman, of Fayette, and Mitch Beaman (Darlene Beaman), of Fayette; two daughters, Pamela Hathaway (Mark Lester), of Slater, Linda Vroman (Darrell Felten), of Fayette; two sisters, Rachel Dougherty, of Fayette, Ester Ruth Lassor of Texas; 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Gloria Sue Beaman on June 11, 1978; a grandson, Kevin Andrew Beaman in June of 1983, and by three brothers, Samuel, Daniel and David Beaman.

WILLIAM BROOKS 12/17/14


William Dennis Brooks, age 87, of Cole Camp, died Wednesday, December 17th, 2014.

Services will be held at 11:00am on Monday, December 22nd, at Windsor Assembly of God Church. Burial will be in the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville.

Visitation will be held from from 6:30-8:00pm on Sunday, December 21st, at Fox Funeral Home in Cole Camp; visitation will also take place Monday at 10:00am at the church preceding the service.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the donor's choice.

Survivors include his wife, Laverne Helen Edna Wallrath Brooks; one son, Carl Brooks and his wife Linda of Columbia, MO; three daughters, Gail Heimsoth and husband Darryl, of Cole Camp, Billie Brooks of Cottonwood, AZ, and Louise Reiter and husband Bryan of Springfield, MO; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by by his parents, Carlie Wenten and Maggie Elizabeth Harrod Brooks; two brothers, Carlie Dow and Elmer Wenten; and seven sisters, Bessie Marie Brooks, Anna Mae Brooks, Russie Lucelia Lanz Shelton, Elsie Elizabeth Schlicter, Dorothy Mary Brooks, Lucy Louise Wakefield, and Betty Delores DePrenger.

JERRY RAFFERTY 12/17/14


Jerry Rafferty, age 52, of Marceline, died Sunday, December 14th, 2014.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00am on Monday, December 22nd, at Delaney Funeral Home in Marceline. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at 9:00am on Monday at the funeral home.

Private burial will be at a later date.

DOROTHY MINICH 12/17/14


Dorothy Minich, age 92, of Marceline, died Tuesday, December 16th, 2014.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, December 20th, at Delaney Funeral Home in Marceline. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Marceline.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at 10:00am on Saturday at the funeral home.

CHARLES LEWIS 12/17/14


Charles F. "Chuck" Lewis, age 85, of Higginsville, formerly of Blue Springs, died Monday, December 15th, 2014.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, December 20th, at Grace United Methodist Church in Higginsville. Visitation will be from 1:00-2:00pm on Saturday at the church.

Memorials are suggested to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital or to the Knight's Templar Eye Foundation. Arrangements are under the direction of Hoefer Funeral Home in Higginsville.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce Lewis, of Higginsville; a son, Charles Matthew (Brenda) Lewis, of Blue Springs; two daughters, Vira Dobbins, of Lee's Summit, and Michele Lewis, of Lee's Summit; and a brother, Samuel (Sharon) Lewis, of Shell Knob, Missouri.

GERTRUDE SHANNON 12/17/14


Gertrude Silvers Shannon, age 92, of Lexington, died Saturday, November 29th, 2014.

Graveside memorial services will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, December 27th, at Machpelah Cemetery in Lexington.

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

NANCY COLVIN 12/17/14


Nancy Colvin, age 85, of New Franklin, died Tuesday, December 16th, 2014.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, December 20th,  at Friemonth-Freese Funeral Home in Fayette. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Higbee.

Visitation will take place from 10:00-11:00am on Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Mt. Plesant Cemetery or to the Joseph & Donna Colvin Scholarship Fund, in care of the funeral home.

GARY SMITH 12/17/14


Gary Lester Smith, age 75, of Sedalia, died on Tuesday, December 16th, 2014.

Services will be on Saturday, December 20th, at 2:00pm, at Heckart Funeral Home in Sedalia.

The family will receive friends from 1:00pm until time of service on Saturday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or the Shriner’s Hospital.

He is survived by his children, Matthew Smith (Desiree) and Carmen Smith; his grandchildren, Sadie Reeser, Michael Smith, Zane Reeser and Jack Benton; and his sister, Marilyn (Dale) Anderson, all of Sedalia.
He was preceded in death by his sons, Gary Smith, Jr. and Grant Smith; a sister Barbara Bunch,  and Virginia (Tina) Kindle Smith, wife.

LARRY DOXSEE 12/16/14


Larry A. Doxsee, age 70, of Blackburn, died Tuesday, December 16th, 2014.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, December 20th, at Campbell-Lewis Chapel in Marshall. Memorials may be made to family choice.

In addition to his wife, Kathy, Larry is survived by one daughter, Maggie Mendez of Brownsville, TX; one son, Larry A. Doxsee Jr. of Brownsville, TX; two stepsons, Darren Ledbetter of Virginia Beach, VA and John Ledbetter of Oregon, MO; one sister, Beverly Long of Canada; and one brother, Bill Doxsee of Canada.

MILO BUTTS 12/16/14


Milo Lee Butts, age 66, of Sedalia, died Monday, December 15th, 2014.

A Celebration of Life and funeral service will be held at 11:00am on Monday, December 22nd, at Rea Funeral Chapel in Sedalia. Burial will be in Highland Sacred Gardens.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to service. Memorials are suggested to the family in care of the funeral chapel.

Besides his wife, he is survived by four children, Tina Butts of La Monte, Quentin Butts, Christina Butts and Catherine Butts all of Sedalia; one sister, Althia (Thomas) Stephens of Desert Hot Springs, CA; two brothers, Wesley (Gloria) Butts of Montrose, MO and Larry (Lynn) Butts of Mattoon, IL; seven grandchildren, and one great grandson.

TADEUSZ SALECKI 12/16/14


Tadeusz "Tad" Salecki, age 92, formerly of Sedalia, died Monday, December 15th, 2014.

No services will be held. Arrangements are under the direction of Rea Funeral Chapel in Sedalia.

He is survived by four sons, two stepsons and a daughter; Eric Salecki of Chesapeake, VA, Ted Salecki of Eureka Springs, AR, Jason Salecki of Tempe, AZ, Joe Salecki of Versailles, MO, Terry Yunt and wife Mary of Warrensburg, MO, Larry Yunt of Sedalia, MO, Jackie Haeg and husband Brent of Tempe, AZ; his niece, Norma Ferraer of Sedalia, MO; 14 grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his son, Matthew Salecki.

DALE PARTON 12/15/14


Dale Parton, age 56, of Slater, died Sunday, December 14th, 2014.

Memorial services will be held Sunday, December 21st, at 2:00pm at Weiker Funeral Home in Slater. Inurnment will be in New Frankfort Cemetery, north of Slater.
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