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Obituaries

JAMES (J.D.) KAYS 9/30/14


James (J.D.) Kays, age 70, of Marshall, died on Monday, September 29th, 2014.
 
Funeral arrangements are pending at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall.

DELBERT SOENDKER 9/29/14


Delbert Wayne Soendker, age 76, of Corder, died Sunday, September 28th, 2014.

Services will be held at 10:00am on Thursday, October 2nd, at Corder Baptist Church. Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00pm at Walker-Nadler-Fuller Funeral Home in Lexington.

WILLIAM RENZELMANN 9/29/14


William Lee Renzelmann, age 71, of Excello, died Sunday, September 28th, 2014.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00pm on Friday, October 3rd, at Carroll Memory Gardens Cemetery in Carrollton.

Memorials are suggested to St. Jude's. Arrangements are under the direction of Foster Funeral Chapel in Carrollton.

DARLENE ROBINSON 9/29/14


Darlene Marie Robinson, age 70, of Marshall, died Sunday, September 28th, 2014.
 
Funeral services will be held at 10:30am on Saturday, October 4th, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Marshall. Visitation will be held from 9:30-10:30am on Saturday at the church. Burial will be in Higginsville City Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran School or The Lutheran Hour in care of Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall.
 
In addition to her husband, Bob, she is survived by two sons, Kirk Summers and Brian Summers both of Malta Bend, MO; three stepchildren, Jamie Robinson of Perryville, MO, Carrie Koch of Cedar Rapids, IA and Christopher Robinson of rural Sedalia, MO; seven grandchildren; two nephews, Michael Bodenstab of Lee’s Summit, MO and Tom Bodenstab of Blue Springs, MO; and one niece, Deborah Hansen of Blue Springs.
 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Shawn Summers; two sisters, Doris Bodenstab, and Marsha Bufka in infancy; and one brother, Clifford Bufka in infancy.

JOHN THURMON 9/29/14


John A. Thurmon, age 92, of Wellington, died Sunday, September 28th, 2014.

Services will be held at 11:00am on Friday, October 3rd at Wellington United Methodist Church. Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00pm on Thursday, October 2nd, at Walker-Nadler-Fuller Funeral Home in Lexington.

MAX BIRDSONG 9/29/14


Max Elmer Birdsong, age 81, of Sedalia, died Sunday, September 28th, 2014.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Wednesday, October 1st, at Katy Park Baptist Church in Sedalia. Burial will be at Potter Cemetery in rural Sedalia with military honors conducted by VFW Post #2591. Visitation will be one hour prior to service on Wednesday at the church.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Katy Park Baptist Church Parking Lot Fund or Bothwell Hospice in care of Rea Funeral Chapel, Sedalia.

Besides his wife, JoAnn, he is survived by his four children, Peggy Maxey and her husband Bill of Chamois, MO, Kelly Birdsong of Sedalia, Danny Birdsong and his wife Carla of Sedalia, Kate Smith and her husband Bob of Holts Summit, MO; ten grandchildren, Janie Weeks, Tiffany Feldman, Zachary Feldman, Kristin Klinger, Becky Maxey, Jennifer Bassham, Cory Birdsong, Jason Williams, Alicia Williams and Max Smith; eight great grandchildren, Joey, Kurt and Maggie Weeks, Willow Klingler, Nathan Phillips, Nadia and Natalie Bassham and Tate Williams.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Candace Williams; two brothers, James and Jack Birdsong; one sister, Helen Rollins.

LEONDA SPRAGUE 9/29/14


Leonda "Sissy" Sprague, age 46, of Marshall, died Sunday, September 28th, 2014.

Memorial services will be held at 2:30pm on Friday, October 3rd, at Campbell-Lewis Chapel in Marshall. Inurnment will be in Sunset Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to family choice.

In addition to her mother, Judy; she is survived by one daughter, Allie Sprague of Marshall; one sister, Mona Wetzel and husband Danny of Slater; aunts and uncles including Connie Allison and husband Jim, and Freddie Surber, all of Marshall; two nieces, Sammy Behrens and Chelsea Lopez and husband Ismael; two great-nieces, Alejandra and Gabriela; as well as many cousins.

GARY SHAW 9/29/14


Gary Shaw, age 52, of Slater, died Monday, September 29th, 2014.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30pm on Thursday, October 2nd, at Weiker Funeral Home in Slater. Burial will be in Slater City Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to Fitzgibbon-Mary Montgomery Hospice.

HALLIE (CALHOUN) GILL 9/29/14


Hallie Dell (Calhoun) Gill, age 93, of Parrish, Florida, formerly of Richmond, died Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014.

Memorial services will be held at 10:00am on Thursday, October 2nd, at Thurman Funeral Home in Richmond. Inurnment will be in Richmond Memory Gardens Cemetery.

Visitation will be form 9:30-10:00am on Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Emmanuel Baptist Church or Anchor Your Life.

KARON SAPPINGTON 9/29/14


Karon Sappington, age 65, of Slater, died Sunday, September 28th, 2014.

No services are planned. Arrangements are under the direction of Weiker Funeral Home in Slater.

MARY RAMSEY 9/29/14


Mary Jane Buerky Ramsey, age 67, of Marshall, died Friday, September 26th, 2014.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 3:00pm on Sunday, October 5th, at Assembly of God Church in Jamestown. Burial will be in Concord Cemetery in Jamestown.

Visitation will be from 2:00-3:00pm on Sunday at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Weiker Funeral Home in Slater.

THELMA SANDERS 9/29/14


Thelma Maryln Sanders, age 86, of Salisbury, died on Sunday, September 28th, 2014. 

Funeral services will be held at 10:00am on Friday, October 3rd at the Peace Lutheran Church.  Burial will be at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Jacksonville, Mo.. 

Visitation will be held 4:00-7:00pm, Thursday, October 2nd at Summerville Funeral Home in Salisbury.  The family suggests memorial contributions to the Peace Lutheran Church.

Thelma is survived by two sons: Steve and wife, M’Liss Sanders, of Salisbury; and Dale and wife, Mary Jo, Sanders of Moberly; five grandchildren: Chris and Amy Sanders, of Columbia; Mitch and Angie Sanders, of Salisbury; Drew and Stephanie Hunt, of Moberly; Tyson and Anne Hunt, of Columbia; Courtney and Brandan Blackwell, of Columbia; nine great grandchildren: Will and Ally Sanders, Aspen and Peyton Sanders; Brandon, Ashton, Kyrhen, Charlotte and Stella Hunt; sister-in-law, Vicki Spellman, of Fort Washington, Penn.; and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband (Floyd), parents (Fred and Lela (Weiseman) Spellman), sister, Carol Gelski, and brother, Verle Spellman.

SAMUEL FARRIS 9/29/14


Samuel V. Farris, age 65, of Richmond, died on Saturday, September 27th, 2014.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00pm on Tuesday, September 30th at Gowing Funeral Home in Orrick.

Visitation will be from 11:00am to 1:00pm on Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society or Crossroads Hospice.

Arrangements are under the direction of Foster Funeral Home.

HILMER HOBEIN 9/28/14


Hilmer Alfred Hobein, age 87, of Cole Camp, died on Saturday, September 27th, 2014.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00am on Wednesday, October 1st at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, rural Cole Camp.  Burial will be in Memorial Cemetery, rural Cole Camp.

The family will receive friends from 6:00-7:00pm on Tuesday, September 30th at Fox Funeral Home in Cole Camp, with a prayer service to begin at 7:00pm. The family suggests memorial contributions be given to Holy Cross Lutheran Church Project Fund or Our Savior Lutheran Radio Ministry, in care of the Fox Funeral Home, Cole Camp.

He is survived by: his wife, Florine Hobein of the home; three daughters, Carolyn Dieckman and her husband, Marvin, of Cole Camp, Debbie Eckhoff and her husband, Paul, of Stover, and Patty Burnett and her husband, Ernie, of Lincoln; seven grandchildren, Michael Dieckman and his wife, Bridget, Curt Dieckman and his wife, Jillian, Chris Dieckman and his wife, Ami, Miranda (Eckhoff) Bolinger and her husband, Wes, Erin Eckhoff, Ben Burnett, and Brian Burnett; and eight great-grandchildren, Jason, Andrea, Melanie, Barrett, Ebbe, Gentry, Colton, and Dakota (Kodi).

He was preceded in death by: his parents, Alfred and Minnie Hobein; his step-mother, Pauline (Meyer) Hobein; his sister, Lorna May Hobein; his two brothers, Baby Boy Hobein and Ervin Alfred Hobein, and a granddaughter, Kayla Eckhoff.

GARY GILMER 9/28/14


Gary Gilmer, age 63, of Polo, formerly of Carrollton, died on Friday, September 26th, 2014.

Cremation memorial services will be held at 10:00am on Saturday, October 4th at Bittiker Funeral Home in Carrollton.

The family will receive friends from 9-9:45am on Saturday at the funeral home.

Survivors include: wife, Marjorie Gilmer; daughters, Michelle Cline and Ginger Gilmer; son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Valerie Gilmer; son and daughter-in-law, Christopher and Karen Gilmer; sister and brother-in-law, Glenna Sue and Donald Clavin; 13 grandchildren and one great granddaughter.

The family suggests memorials to the McCroskie Creek Baptist Building Fund.

SUSAN DE GENNARO 9/28/14


Susan De Gennaro, age 45, of Carrollton, died on Friday, September 26th, 2014.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00am on Thursday, October 2nd at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Carrollton.

The family will receive friends from 7-8:00pm on Wednesday, October 1st at Bittiker Funeral Home in Carrollton.

Survivors include: father, John Joseph De Gennaro, of Kingman, Ariz.; mother and stepfather, Linda and R.M. Brock, of Carrollton; brother, Brad Brock; and sisters, Stacey Benefiel, Kim De Gennaro, Kristie Bachmayer.

The family suggests memorials to the Susan De Gennaro Memorial at Five Acres Group Home in care of Linda Brock.

LOLA HIBDON 9/27/14


Lola Hibdon, age 97, of Kansas City, formerly of Marceline, died Thursday, September 25th, 2014.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00am on Tuesday, September 30th, at Redding Cemetery near Rothville. Visitation will be held from 9:30-10:30am on Tuesday at Delaney Funeral Home in Marceline.

PATRICIA SMITH 9/27/14


Patricia A. Smith, age 72, of Higginsville, died Friday, September 26th, 2014.

Memorial services will be held at 10:00am on Wednesday, October 1st, at Grace United Methodist Church in Higginsville. Visitation will be from 6:30-8:00pm on Tuesday, September 30th, at Hoefer Funeral Home in Higginsville.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Grace United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Donald, of Higginsville; a son, Christopher (Caperton) Smith, of Kansas City; a daughter, Shay (Shannon) Hawkins, of Eureka; and a brother, Jay (Julie) Cook, of Trimble.

JAY OWSLEY 9/27/14


Jay Don Owsley, age 74, of Independence, died Friday, September 26th, 2014.
 
Funeral services will be held at 1:30pm on Thursday, October 2nd, at Campbell-Lewis Chapel in Marshall.  Burial will be in Sunset Gardens Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 6:00-7:30pm Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Northern Boulevard United Methodist Church.
 
Survivors include four sons:  Jay Edward Owsley of Springfield, James David Owsley of Independence, Jeffrey Scott Owsley of Springfield, and Joel Allen Owsley of Independence; six grandchildren; one great-grandson; three sisters: Janette Kerksiek of Blackburn, Virginia Aday of Tuscaloosa, AL, and Phyllis Hurd of Higginsville; one brother, Douglas Owsley of Hawk Point, MO; two uncles; as well as nieces, nephews, and cousins.

KENNETH MOORE 9/26/14


Kenneth W. Moore, age 79, of Higginsville, died Thursday, September 25th, 2014.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Tuesday, September 30th, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Higginsville. Burial will be in the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville.

Visitation will be held from 6:30-8:00pm on Monday, September 29th, at Hoefer Funeral Home in Higginsville. Memorials are suggested to Immanuel Lutheran Church.

He is survived by his wife, Bonnie, of Higginsville; a son, Greg (Candi) Moore, of Lee's Summit; and three daughters, Misty (Jeff) Munson, of Higginsville; Karen (Rick) Leslie, of Adrian; and Cathy (Billy) Mitchell, of Warsaw.

THELMA BARKER 9/26/14


Thelma Barker, age 92, of Brunswick, died Thursday, September 25th, 2014.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00am on Wednesday, October 1st, at Breshears Memorial Chapel in Brunswick. Burial will be in Fitzgerald Cemetery in Salisbury.

Memorials are suggested to Brunswick United Methodist Church.

LENA BUCHANAN 9/26/14


Lena G. Buchanan, age 103, of Higginsville, died Thursday, September 25th, 2014.
 
Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be Thursday, October 2nd, at 9:30am at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Higginsville. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30am at the church. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Visitation will be between the Rosary and Mass.
 
Memorials are suggested to the St. Mary’s Cemetery Fund. Arrangements are under the direction of Kaiser-Wiegers Funeral Home in Higginsville.

She is survived by a son, William “Bill” Buchanan, of the home; a brother, Emory Brandt, of Sedalia; and a sister, Ethel Lyzen, of Chillicothe.

She was preceded in death by her brothers, Loyd, Everett and Wilfred Brandt; and sisters, Myrtle Jercinovich and Ida Marie Harms.
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