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Obituaries

DENNIS DAY 10/24/14


Dennis N. Day, age 62, of Kansas City, formerly of Marshall, died Thursday, October 23rd, 2014.

Graveside services will be held 2:00pm on Tuesday, October 28th, at the Salem Evangelical Cemetery in Saline County. 

The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00pm on Monday, October 27th, at Meyers Northland Chapel in Parkville. The family suggests memorial contributions to Salem Evangelical Church of Christ.

He is survived by his wife Bonnie, who survives of the home; sons, Michael L. Day of Kansas City, MO, Ryan T. Day (Ashley); sisters, Doris Claspill (Darrel) of Clinton, MO, Elizabeth Crocker of Parkville; brother Steven Crocker (Georgette) of Kansas City North, MO; brother-in-law, Roy Robb of Stockton, MO.  He is preceded in death by his parents, step-father, Charles Crocker; brother, Charlie Crocker.

JEANETTE KARR 10/24/14


Jeannette Karr, age 91, of Warrensburg, died Thursday, October 23rd, 2014.

There will be no services. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Rea Funeral Chapel in Sedalia.

MARGARET KIENTZY 10/24/14


Margaret Agnes Kientzy, age 90, of Sedalia, died Friday, October 24th, 2014.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00am on Tuesday, October 28th, at St. Alphonsus Church in Silex.The family will receive friends from 4:00-7:00pm on Monday at Mudd Veach Funeral Home in Silex.

Memorials are suggested to the new Sedalia Animal Shelter or Shriner's Children's Hospital. Arrangements are under the direction of Heckart Funeral Home in Sedalia.

Surviving are two daughters, Linda Korte (Dennis), and Mary Jo Kientzy, all of Sedalia; two grandchildren, Amanda Mast (Kellen), and Ryan Kientzy Korte; two great-grandchildren, Brynlee Mast and Adelynn Mast; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three siblings, William Koster, Raymond Koster and Geneva Hawkins.

GINGER EDDY 10/23/14


Ginger Eddy, age 72, of Slater, died Thursday, October 23rd, 2014.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Monday, October 27th, at Weiker Funeral Home in Slater. Burial will be in Gilliam Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 10:00-11:00am on Monday at the funeral home.

JACKIE PAYNE 10/23/14


Jackie Lynn Payne, age 46, of Richmond, died Thursday, October 23rd, 2014.

Services will be held at 7:00pm on Monday, October 27th, at Walker-Nadler-Fuller Funeral Home in Lexington. Visitation will be held from 5:00pm until service time on Monday at the funeral home.

MARGARET DAHLKE 10/23/14


Margaret Mary Dahlke, 94, of Ernestville, died on Tuesday, October 21st, 2014.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30am on Monday, October 27th at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Ernestville. Burial will be in St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery in Concordia.

Visitation will be held from 9:00 to 10:30am on Monday at the church. Memorials may be made to Haiti Lutheran Mission Society or Papua New Guinea Mission Society in care of Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Concordia.

Born June 30th, 1920, in Assumption, Minn., Margaret was the daughter of the late William P. O’Day and Mary Ellen Phelan O’Day. On February 1, 1943, in Pueblo, Colo., she married Willehardt E. (Willie) Dahlke, who preceded her in death on January 3rd, 2007. She lived in Ernestville since 2005, moving from Concordia where she lived since 2003, moving there from Hebron, Neb. She was a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church. She served along with her husband for the Lutheran Church at St. John’s College, Winfield, Kan., Bethesda Lutheran Home, Watertown, Wisc., Gutnuis Lutheran Church, Papua, New Guinea, Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind., and First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Petionville, Haiti.

Survivors include two sons, Rev. James Dahlke and wife, Claudia, of Ernestville, and Dennis Dahlke and wife, Paula, of Durango, Colo.; 11 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, and husband, Margaret was preceded in death by one daughter, Beverly Marth; one grandson, Luke Dahlke; and one brother, John O’Day.

DALE SCHOLLE 10/23/14


Dale Scholle, age 73, of Tina, died on Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00am on Saturday, October 25th at Coloma Baptist Church in Coloma.

The family will receive friends 9:00-9:45am on the day of the service at the church. Memorials are suggested to family choice, and they may be left at or mailed to Bittiker Funeral Home in Carrollton.

Arrangements are under the direction of Bittiker Funeral Home in Carrollton.
He is survived by his son, Mark Scholle, of Bogard.

WALLACE MALLORY 10/23/14


Wallace Mallory, age 90, of Carrollton, died on Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00pm on Saturday, October 25th at United Methodist Church in Carrollton.

The family will receive friends from 2:00-2:45pm on Saturday at the church. The family suggests memorials to United Methodist Church.

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

SHERRY BILLINGS 10/24/14


Sherry Lynn Billings, age 60, of Odessa, died on Thursday, October 23rd, 2014.
 
A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00pm on Sunday, October 26th at the Odessa Middle School. 

Visitation will be held from 1:00 to 4:00pm, Saturday, October 25th at the Odessa Middle School.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Odessa R-7 Public Foundation.  

Arrangements are entrusted to the Ralph O. Jones Funeral Home in Odessa.
 
Sherry was born on September 29, 1954 in Warrensburg to Wilbur L. and Norma (Bradbury) Ewbank.  She graduated from the Odessa High School in 1972.  In 1975 she graduated from Graceland College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Education.  On August 30, 1975 she married John Neal Billings at Pleasant Heights Community of Christ in Independence.  She earned a Specialist Degree for Education Administration from Lindenwood University in St. Louis.  She became the Principal of Odessa Middle School on July 28, 2005.  Sherry was a member of the Community of Christ and was also ordained as a Minister.  She was a member of MSTA.  Sherry loved traveling to the beach to see the ocean, writing poetry, and traveling to places with historical significance.  Most of all she loved spending time with her family and friends.
 
Survivors include husband, John Billings and her mother, Norma Ewbank, Odessa; three children: Derrick Billings and wife, Gemma, of Bloomington, Ill., Jared Billings and wife, Jennifer, of Madison, Wis. and Pam Rauch and husband, Dave, of Stansbury, Utah; two grandchildren, Michael and Lindsay Rauch; brother, Richard Ewbank of Bryan, Tex.; and sister, Karen Roberts and husband, Scott, of Lamoni, Iowa; 10 nieces and nephews, Eric Hidy, Kristy Hidy, Craig Hidy, Nathan Ewbank, Shawn Ewbank, Eva Roberts, Erin Roberts, Curt Roberts, Michael Granato and Leslie Granato.
 
Sherry was preceded in death by her father.

KEITH BRATTON 10/22/14


Keith Bratton, age 57, of Higginsville, died on October 21st, 2014.

Graveside services will be Saturday, November 1st at 11:30am at the Oak Grove Community Church Cemetery south of Higginsville.

There will be a lunch for family and friends at the church, following the burial.
Memorials are suggested to family choice.
 
Arrangements are under the direction of Kaiser-Wiegers Funeral Home in Higginsville.

EMMA GRIFFIN 10/22/14


Emma J. Griffin, age 92, of rural Howard County and more recently of Fayette, died on Tuesday, October 21st, 2014. 
     
Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, October 25th at Davis Funeral Chapel in Boonville. Burial will follow at Sulphur Springs Cemetery. 

Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service at 10:00am. Memorials are suggested to that of the donor’s choice.
     
Emma J. Griffin was born Feb. 14, 1922, the daughter of Walter R. Hundley Sr. and Margaret G. Larimore. She married William Harry Griffin June 30, 1941 in California, Mo., and they are the parents of eight children. Emma was a homemaker and farmer’s wife who worked hard raising her family. She liked to garden and cooking,which helped feed the family, she enjoyed her flowers and working cross word puzzles. 
    
Emma was preceded in death her husband in march of 2014. She was also preceded in death by her son, Harry Wayne Griffin, and daughters, Linda Griffin and Darlene Salmon, as well as one grandson, David Martin and granddaughter, Kahree Griffin and son-in-law, Howard Brewster as well as by her brothers, Romie Hundley and Walter Hundley Jr and her sisters, Kathrerine Terhune and Louise Kent.  She is survived by her daughters, Carol Brewster, of Warsaw;, Debbie Lessley (Mike) of Boonville, Sylvia Chew of Fayette, Pat Morrison (F.L.) of Centerview; and by her son, John ‘J.B.’ Griffin of Fayette, as well as her sister, Rosie Pulley of Independence. She is also survived by 20 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren. 

MATTIE STEINKUHLER 10/22/14


Mattie Ruth Steinkuhler, age 95, of Sweet Springs, died on Friday, October 17th, 2014 in Las Vegas, NV.

Graveside service will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, October 25th at Fairview Cemetery in Sweet Springs.

Memorials may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church in care of Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Sweet Springs. Friends may sign the online register book at www.campbell-lewis.com

Born October 9th, 1919, in Kingfisher, Okla., Mattie was the daughter of the late Todd Charles Kelsey and Donia Ora Embree Kelsey. She married Edward Steinkuhler who preceded her in death. She lived in Las Vegas since May of 2014, moving from the Lake of the Ozarks, previously living in Sweet Springs where she was a former member of Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Survivors include two daughters; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

GLENN KAHLE 10/22/14


Glenn W. Kahle, age 79, of New Franklin, died on Sunday, October 19th, 2014.

Funeral Services for Glenn will be 11:00am Tuesday, October 28th at the Clarks Fork Trinity Lutheran Church in Clarks Fork.  Burial will follow at a later date.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00pm on Monday, October 27th at Davis Funeral Chapel in Boonville.

DALE SCHOLLE 10/23/14


Dale Scholle, age 73, of Tina, died on Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00am on Saturday, October 25th at Coloma Baptist Church in Coloma.

The family will receive friends 9:00-9:45am on the day of the service at the church. The family suggests memorials to family choice, and they may be left at or mailed to Bittiker Funeral Home in Carrollton.

Survivors include his son, Mark Scholle, of Bogard.

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

NORMA BLANKENSHIP 10/21/14


Norma Jean Blankenship, age 76, of Hardin, died Monday, October 20th, 2014.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, October 25th, at Hardin Baptist Church. Visitation will be from 10:00-11:00am on Saturday at the church.

Memorials are suggested to Hardin Baptist Church or to Crossroads Hospice. Arrangements are under the direction of Foster Funeral Chapel in Carrollton.

JAMES 'J.B.' MARTIN 10/21/14


James "J.B." Martin age 84, of Richmond, died on Thursday, October 16th, 2014.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00am on Monday, October, 27th at Hickory Grove Baptist Church, northeast of Richmond. Inurnment will be in Hickory Grove Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 10:00am to 11:00am on the day of the service at the church.

Thurman Funeral Home in Richmond is in charge of arrangements.

HORTENSE OGG 10/20/14


Hortense E. Ogg, age 100, of Richmond, died Friday, October 17th, 2014.

Memorial graveside services will be held at 2:00pm on Tuesday, October 28th, at Richmond Memory Gardens Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to Ray County Transportation or the Eagleton Center. Arrangements are under the direction of Thurman Funeral Home in Richmond.

HELEN McDONALD 10/20/14


Helen Elizabeth McDonald, age 87, of Carrollton, died Sunday, October 19th, 2014.

Private burial will take place at a later date at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville.

Arrangements are under the direction of Thurman Funeral Home in Norborne.

JOHN SIMMS 10/16/14


John Edward Simms, age 66, of Sedalia, died Tuesday, October 14, 2014.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00am on Saturday, October 25th, at Rea Funeral Chapel, Sedalia. Visitation will be at the chapel from 6:00-8:00pm on Friday, October 24th.

JORGE TAPIA 10/13/14


Jorge Tapia, age 53, of Marshall, died Sunday, October 12th, 2014.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2:00pm on Thursday, October 16th, at St. Peter Catholic Church. Visitation will be held from 12:00-2:00pm on Thursday at the church.

Memorials may be made to family choice in care of Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall.

VERNON JONES 10/214


Vernon L. Jones, age 86, of rural Nelson, died on Wednesday, October 1st, 2014.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm on Monday, October 6th at Campbell-Lewis Chapel in Marshall. Burial will be in Sunset Gardens Cemetery.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

He is survived by three sons: Robert Lee Jones Sr. and wife Christine of Marshall, Carl L. Jones Sr. and wife Karla of Marshall, and James D. Jones of Marshall; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents (James L. Jones and Dorothy Petrie Jones) and wife (Velma Hanlin), he was preceded in death by one son, Stephen Jones; one granddaughter, Cynthia Jones; two grandsons, Keith Jones and Kendall Jones; one great-granddaughter, Hazel Metcalf; and one brother, James Lyle Jones.

JOSHUA AMOS 10/1/14


Joshua Alan Amos, 29, of Grain Valley, formerly of Odessa, died on Saturday, September 27th, 2014.
 
Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 8:00pm on Friday October 3rd at the Ralph O. Jones Funeral Home in Odessa.  A private family graveside service will be held at a later date. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Amos Education Fund. The College Education fund is set up for Josh’s daughters, Ava and Ella Amos, through First Central Bank.   
 
In addition to his parents, Ralph and Kimberly (McAfee) Amos, Josh is survived by two daughters, Ava and Ella Amos, of Odessa; two sisters, Ali Havercroft and husband, Nathan, of  Blue Springs, and Katie Amos of Grain Valley; a nephew, Kaden Havercroft, of Blue Springs; paternal grandfather, Alan Amos, of Odessa; and paternal grandmother, Helen Amos, of Lee’s Summit; maternal grandparents, Robert and Demma McAfee of Odessa, MO; many aunts, uncles and cousins.

 
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