12:40am, 07/27/16
Obituaries

DONALD ARNOLD 7/26/16


Donald Arnold, age 61, of Houstonia, died Sunday, July 24, 2016.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, July 28, at Rea Funeral Chapel in Sedalia. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the chapel.

The family suggests, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the family, in care of Rea Funeral Chapel. The family will be making a donation to the local Prairie Ridge 4H Club, and Cancer Perks.

Besides his wife, Reeca, he is survived by two sons, Jared Arnold (Shela), of Houstonia, and Eric Arnold, of Houstonia; two daughters, Allison Johnson (Rick), of Houstonia, and Hope Arnold, of Warrensburg; three brothers, Larry Arnold (Nancy) and Denny Arnold (Brenda), of Sedalia, and Ron Arnold (Linda), of Green Ridge; two sisters, Joanne Theirfelder (Sonny), of Sedalia, and Florence Bird (Richard), of Sedalia; and ten grandchildren, Trevor, Quinton, Keaton, Makaylinn, Auston, Devon, Brady, Taylar, Makayla, and Emma.

Besides his parents, Joseph Arnold, Jr. and Esther Schaumberg, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Velma Gottschalk, a sister, Barbara Sanders, and a brother, Robert "Buck" Arnold.

RALPH HENRY KREISEL, JR. 7/26/16


Ralph Henry Kreisel, Jr., age 72, of Sedalia, died Sunday, July 24, 2016.
 
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 5 p.m. on Friday, July 29, at the American Legion in Sedalia.
 
Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer's Association in care of Rea Funeral Chapel in Sedalia.

Besides his wife, Regina (Kay) Kreisel, he is survived by three daughters, Halena Smith, of Sedalia, Kelly Miller, of Hughesville, and Kathleen (Katie) Kreisel-Sisemore, of Sedalia; three step-children, Kelley Michelle (Scotty) Twenter, of Sedalia, JD Schilb, of Belton, and Justin Thompson, of Gardner; his father, Ralph Kreisel, Sr., of Sedalia; three siblings, William Kreisel, of Kansas, Sandra Fleak, of Kirksville, and Deann Crockett, of Ozark, and ten grandchildren.
 
He was preceded in death by his mother, Helen Kreisel.

MARCELLA MARIE "MARCIA" CAMPBELL 7/26/16


Marcella Marie "Marcia" Campbell, age 88, of Green Ridge, died Sunday, July 24, 2016.

A family memorial service will be held at a later date.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Heart Association or the St. Luke's Heart Institute in care of Rea Funeral Chapel.

Besides her husband, Bill, she is survived by a son, Wayne Campbell (Elaine) of Centerview; a daughter, Ranae Smith (Jim), of Sedalia; three grandchildren, Kelly Campbell (Amy), of Smithton, Scott Smith (Vanessa), of Sedalia, Jammi Birch (Mike), of Green Ridge; and12 great grandchildren.

Besides her parents, Leo and Mary Margaret (Eicholtz) Burkhart, she was also preceded in death by a half brother, Charlie Frisbie; and a grandson James Smith.

RICHARD BRUNKHORST 7/26/16


Richard Brunkhorst, age 74, of Alma, died Sunday, July 24, 2016.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 27, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Alma. Burial, with military rites, will follow at St. Peter Lutheran Cemetery at Flora.

Visitation will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 26, at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Concordia. Memorials are suggested to Trinity Lutheran Church or American Heart Association.

In addition to his wife, Mary; he is survived by two daughters, Sheryl Wodrich and husband, Darren, of Alma, and Jeanette Long and husband, Michael, of Richmond; six grandchildren: Cole, Tanner, and Carter Wodrich and Emma, Gage, and Reuben Long; one sister, Iola Tieman, of Alma; as well as nieces and nephews.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Emil Brunkhorst and Viola Heins Brunkhorst, and one brother, Kenneth Brunkhorst.

PATTY DELL 7/26/16


Patty Dell, age 66, of Marceline, died Sunday, July 24, 2016.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 27, at Saint Bonaventure Catholic Church in Marceline. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Rosary will be held at 5:30 p.m., with visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 26, at Delaney Funeral Home in Marceline. Memorials are suggested to Saving Every Victim (SEV) or Father McCartan Memorial School.

JUDITH KATHRYN KREISEL 7/26/16


Judith Kathryn Kreisel, age 67, of Cole Camp, died Saturday, July 23, 2016.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 28, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cole Camp. Burial will be in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Cole Camp.

A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the church, with visitation to follow. The family suggests memorial contributions be given to Trinity Lutheran Church Preschool in care of the Fox Funeral Home in Cole Camp.

She is survived by: her husband, Fred Kreisel of the home; two sons, Tim Kreisel and Jada and Chris Kreisel and Amy, all of Cole Camp; one brother, Jim Luetjen and Patsy, of Ionia; two grandsons, Derrick Kreisel and Cole Kreisel; and two nephews, Brad Luetjen and Rusty Luetjen.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Norman and Hilda Luetjen.

ROBERT JACKSON 7/25/16


Robert Eugene “Bob” Jackson, age 82, of Sedalia, died Monday, July 25, 2016.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 28, at Heckart Funeral Home in Sedalia. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery, with military honors by the U.S. Army and VFW Post 2591.

The family will receive friends from 9:00 a.m. until service time Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the Missouri Veterans Home in Warrensburg, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Surviving are his wife, Lena, of the home; children, Peggy Jackson Waggoner (Randy), of Mericopa, AZ, Gale A. Jackson Davenport (Kent), of Gilbert, AZ, Robert E. Jackson II (Tammy), of Sedalia, Brenda Schroeder Thompson (James), of Sedalia, Debra Harper Hays, of Warrensburg, Edward J. Harper Jr. (Kristy), of Columbia, and John Harper (Paula), of Marshall; 16 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; his brother, Larry Jackson (Betty), of Sedalia; his sister, Carol Girten, of Sedalia; and numerous nephews and a niece.

In addition to his parents, Clarence H. and Stella Forster Jackson, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary; daughter, Christina Lynn Harper; and his brother-in-law, Jim Girten.

RICHARD BRUNKHORST 7/25/16


Richard Brunkhorst, age 74, of Alma, died Sunday, July 24, 2016.
 
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 27, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Alma. Burial with military rites will follow at St. Peter Lutheran Cemetery at Flora. 

Visitation will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 26, at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Concordia. Memorials are suggested to Trinity Lutheran Church or American Heart Association.
 
In addition to his wife, Mary; he is survived by two daughters, Sheryl Wodrich and husband Darren of Alma, and Jeanette Long and husband Michael of Richmond; six grandchildren: Cole, Tanner, and Carter Wodrich and Emma, Gage, and Reuben Long; one sister, Iola Tieman of Alma; as well as nieces and nephews.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Emil Brunkhorst and Viola Heins Brunkhorst, and one brother, Kenneth Brunkhorst.

VIRGINIA LUCILLE JONES 7/25/16


Virginia Lucille Jones, age 87, of Brookfield, died Saturday, July 23, 2016.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 28, at South Eagle United Methodist Church in Brookfield. Burial will follow at Park Lawn Memorial Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 27, at Rhodes Funeral Home in Brookfield. Memorials are suggested to South Eagle Methodist Church in care of the funeral home.

LAURA HILTABIDLE 7/25/16


Laura Hiltabidle, age 88, of Waverly, died Saturday, July 23, 2016.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 27, at Foster Funeral Chapel in Waverly. Burial will be in the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville.

Visitation will be from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral chapel. Memorials are suggested to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital or Crossroads Hospice.

MARGARET FRANCIS NEVELS 7/25/16


Margaret Francis Nevels, age 91, of Odessa, died on Sunday, July 24, 2016.

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 28, at First Baptist Church in Odessa. Burial will be in Lexington Memory Gardens Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 27, at Hoefer Funeral Home in Higginsville. The family suggests memorial gifts to the First Baptist Church of Odessa Building Fund or to The National Eye Institute.

Surviving are sons, William (Roberta) Nevels, of Sapulpa, OK, and Curtiss (Lynette) Nevels, of Higginsville; daughters, Gloria (Robert) Heifner, of Kansas City, Kathy (Charles) Hurt, of Brightwood, VA, Iris (Robert) Schwartze, of Odessa, and Evelyn (Terry) Wade, of Odessa; brother, Lloyd (Ella Mae) Matthews, of Warrensburg; 18 grandchildren and 34 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, George Edward Matthews and Elsie Mae (Bayless) Matthews; husband, Thurman Coolidge Nevels; one son, Lee Nevels; three brothers, Clarence, Eugene and Cleo Matthews; one infant brother, George Edward Matthews; and two sisters, Mary Esther Schmutz and Alice Anderson.

PATRICK KENT GWALTNEY 7/24/16


Patrick Kent Gwaltney, age 51, of Sedalia, died Friday, July 22, 2016.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 28, at Smith-Cotton Junior High School Gymnasium, where visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 27. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to a college education fund for Kent's son, Zach.

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

Surviving are his wife, Shani, of the home; his son, Zach Gwaltney, of the home; daughter, Andie Rea, of Sedalia; son, Cooper Rea, of the home; and his brother, Dr. Kevin Gwaltney, of Lake Ozark.

ROGER BENTON BAILEY 7/22/16


Roger Benton Bailey, age 75, of McPherson, Kansas and formerly of Marshall, died Thursday, July 21, 2016.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 27, at Glidden-Ediger Chapel, in McPherson, Kansas.

Friends may call on Tuesday, July 26, from 5-8 p.m. with family present from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Meals On Wheels of McPherson or Mercy Hospital, Inc. in care of the funeral home.

He is survived by his children, Wendy Hartley and her husband Todd, of Marshall, Missouri; Mindy Kissner and her husband Jim, of Blue Springs, Missouri; Christian Bailey and his wife Kelly, of Wichita, Kansas, Samantha Bailey and her significant other Joe Petty, of McPherson, Kansas, and Aaron Bailey and his wife Katey, of McPherson, Kansas; his brother, Tom Bailey and his wife Donna, of Liberty, Missouri; ten grandchildren, Emily Bailey, Alexis Bailey, Grant Bumgardner, Kate Hartley, Abbey Hartley, Anna Hartley, Jake Kissner, Meg Kissner, Audrey Bailey and Vivianna Petty; nieces and nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mildred and Bill Bailey; and a life companion, Shirley Rowin.

NADYNE PEARL LAMMERS 7/19/16


Nadyne Pearl Lammers, age 73, of Gravois Mills, died Sunday, July 17, 2016.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 21, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cole Camp. Burial will be in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Cole Camp.

A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 20, at Fox Funeral Home in Cole Camp, with visitation to follow. The family suggests memorial contributions be given to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, Lutheran School Association, or Trinity Lutheran Church in care of the funeral home.

She is survived by: her husband, Jerry Lammers, of the home; her daughter, Lynn Wright and husband Rick, of Smithville; her sons, Kevin Lammers and wife, Beth, of Overland Park, Kansas, and Cary Lammers and wife, Cassie, of Independence; her brother, David Eckhoff, of Cole Camp; and seven grandchildren, Brendan Lammers, Ryan Wright, Robin Wright, Drew Wright, Aaron Wright, Megan Lammers, and Kyle Lammers.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Elda Eckhoff, and two sisters, Margaret Lammers and Eldeen Eckhoff.
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