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Obituaries

HAROLD BEST 1/29/15


Harold W. "Goodie" Best, age 70, of Richmond, died Tuesday, January 27th, 2015.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm on Thursday, February 5th, at Thurman Funeral Home in Richmond. Inurnment will be at a later date.

Visitation will begin at 1:00pm on Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to family choice.

MARY STUERKE 1/29/15


Mary B. Stuerke, age 86, of rural Blackburn, died Wednesday, January 28th, 2015.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm on Monday, February 2nd, at Campbell-Lewis Chapel in Sweet Springs. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Sweet Springs.

Visitation will be held from 1:00-2:00pm on Monday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Elmwood United Methodist Church.

Survivors include one son Douglas R. Stuerke and wife, Gayla, of rural Blackburn; one daughter, Dianne Hall and husband, John, of rural Marshall; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one son, Russell Stuerke.

LOVENE SEATON 1/29/15


Lovene Alberta Seaton, age 86, of Sedalia, died Thursday, January 29th, 2015.

A private family memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements under the direction of Rea Funeral Chapel in Sedalia.

Memorials are suggested to Sylvia Thompson Residence Center or Crossroads Hospice.

She is survived by two children, Carla Martin of Sedalia and Terry Seaton of Nixa, MO; one brother, Roy Harrison of Morton, IL; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by four sisters and two brothers.

ANN HEIL 1/28/15


Ann Heil, age 72, of Norborne, died Tuesday, January 27th, 2015.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30am on Monday, February 2nd, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Norborne.

Visitation will take place from 5:00-7:00pm on Sunday, February 1st, at Bittiker Funeral Home. Memorials are suggested to The American Cancer Society or to family choice.

Survivors include her husband, Nelson Heil, of Norborne; children Charles (Debbie) Heil, of Norborne, and Karen (Jeff) Meyer, of Platte City.

ELVERNA KOTHE 1/28/15


Elverna Winter Kothe, age 94, of Sweet Springs, died Tuesday, January 27th, 2015.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, January 31st, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Sweet Springs. Burial will be in Holy Cross Lutheran Cemetery at Emma. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.

Memorials may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church. Arrangements are under the direction of Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Sweet Springs.

Survivors include one son, Gene Winter and wife Chris of Osage Beach; two daughters, Linda Jackson and husband Jay of California, and Sandy Houston and husband Glenn (Sam) of Lee’s Summit; two step-daughters, Janet Kirschner and husband Truman of rural Sweet Springs, and Gayle Grotjan of Leander, TX; seven grandchildren; six step grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and eight step great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, one brother, Robert Fricke; and three siblings in infancy.

ARISA NEWLAND 1/28/15


Arisa Tattershall Newland, age 92, of Overland Park, Kansas, formerly of Higginsville, died Tuesday, January 27th, 2015.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 30th, at 1:00pm at Hoefer Chapel in Higginsville. Burial will be in the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville.
 
Visitation will be held from 12:00-1:00pm on Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to First Assembly of God Church in Higginsville or Wayside Waifs.
 
She is survived by one son, Charles Houghton (Rosanne) Newland, of Higginsville; one daughter, Charisa Newland, of Excelsior Springs; four brothers, William (Elise) Tattershall of Camdenton, Linden Dean (Darlene) Tattershall of Odessa, Rex (Boneva) Tattershall of Lee’s Summit, and Frank (Jan) Werner of Lee’s Summit, two grand-children and one great grandson.

NAOMI BROWNFIELD 1/28/15


Naomi "Peg" Brownfield, age 96, of Sedalia, died Tuesday, January 27th, 2015.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm on McLaughlin Funeral Chapel in Sedalia. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation will take place from 1:00-2:00pm on Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to New Hope Baptist Church or to the American Heart Association.

JEAN FLEXTER 1/28/15


Jean C. Flexter, age 84, of Richmond, died Tuesday, January 27th, 2015.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, January 31st, at Thurman Funeral Home in Richmond. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery in Richmond.

Visitation will be from 1:00-2:00pm on Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Richmond Assembly of God Church.

HOLLY RHOADS 1/28/15


Holly Marie Rhoads, age 58, of Lincoln, died Sunday, January 25th.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, February 14th at the home at 4717 North Bristol Ave., in Kansas City.

Memorials are suggested to Cole Camp-Boonslick Regional Library.

Foster Funeral Chapels is in charge of arrangements.

MARGARET RIDER 1/27/15


Margaret “Mugs” Aleene (France) Rider, age 82, of Odessa, died Tuesday, January 27th, 2015.
 
Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm on Friday, January 30th, at Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church in Odessa. Burial will be in Mt. Tabor Cemetery.

Visitation will be held one hour prior from 1:00-2:00pm on Friday at the church. Memorials are suggested to Children’s Mercy Hospital in memory of Joshua Rider.

Arrangements are under the direction of Ralph O. Jones Funeral Home in Odessa.
  
Survivors include five children, Leland Rider and wife Connie, Carla Halsey and husband Roy, Donald Rider and wife Debbie and Cecil Rider and wife Kathy, all of Odessa, MO and Margie White and husband Rick of Mayview, MO; 14 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren; two brothers, Marion France and wife Shirley of Colorado Springs, CO and Ray Allen France and wife Peggy of Bates City, MO; two sisters, Roberta Watts of Smithville, MO and Verda Wheatley and husband Larry of Odessa, MO; and many nieces and nephews.
 
In addition to her parents and husband Tommy, Mugs was preceded in death by a grandson, Joshua Rider and two brothers, John Robert France and Cecil Lee France.

JAMES CARTER 1/27/15


James Burke Carter, age 90, of Green Ridge, died Tuesday, January 27th, 2015.

Funeral services will be at 10:00am on Friday, January 30th, at Green Ridge Baptist Church. Burial will be in Green Ridge Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:30pm on Thursday, January 29th, at McLaughlin Funeral Chapel in Sedalia.

JOHN DEITCH 1/27/15


John Deitch, age 78, of Tina, died Monday, January 26th, 2015.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00pm on Friday, January 30th, at United Church of Tina. Burial will be in Coloma Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 7:00-8:00pm on Thursday, January 29th, at Bittiker Funeral Home in Carrollton. Memorials are suggested to Coloma Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Roberta, and children David Deitch and Lisa Ream.

ARNOLD KNOX 1/27/15


Arnold Lee Knox, age 74, of rural Lincoln, died Monday, January 26th, 2015. 

Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Friday, January 30th, at Ozark Tabernacle Church, south of Cole Camp. Burial will be in Inman Memorial Cemetery in rural Cole Camp, with military rites by the American Legion Post No. 305 of Cole Camp.
 
The family suggests memorial contributions be given to Benton County Hospice, Benton County Cancer Society, or Ozark Tabernacle Church in care of Fox Funeral Home in Cole Camp.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Nadine Knox of the home; two sons, Raymond Knox and Eric Knox, both of Lincoln; two sisters, Mildred Davis of Cole Camp and Gladys Pierce and her husband Wayne of Clinton; seven brothers, James (J. C.) Knox and his wife Elaine of Houston, TX, Arlie Knox and his wife Shirley of Cole Camp, Bobby Knox and his wife Bonnie of Independence, David Knox and his wife Shirley of Cypress, TX, Darrell Knox and his wife Kathy of Windsor, Kenneth Ebeling of Mt. Vernon, and Wayne Ebeling and his wife Dee of Green Ridge; one granddaughter, Layne Knox; six grandsons, Justin (Caylee) Knox, Ezra Feece, Walker Knox, Garrett Knox, Colton Knox, and Dalton Drexler; honorary grandson, Tyler Shrock; and several nieces and nephews.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Clara Knox.

MARILYN IVY 1/26/15


Marilyn "Marion" Ivy, age 61, of Sedalia, died Saturday, January 24th, 2015.

Services will be held at later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Rea Funeral Chapel in Sedalia.

MARY ANN BERWANGER 1/26/15


Mary Ann Louise Berwanger, age 91, of Boonville, died Friday, January 23rd, 2015.
    
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church at 10:30am on Friday, January 30th, 2015. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the Mass. Memorials are suggested to any pro-life organization.
    
Mary Ann was preceded in death by her husband, Preston, and by her siblings; brothers, Bernard, Elmer and Leonard Luken and sisters, Sister Mary Josine (Loretta) Luken and Margaret Fry, and by one grandson. She is survived by her children; sons, Paul Adrian (Donna) Berwanger, of Boonville, William Preston (Penny) Berwanger, of Princeton, Eric George (Connie) Berwanger, of Bunceton, and daughters, Mary Christine (Joseph) Blanco, of Cincinnati, Ohio, JoAnn Clair Berwanger, of Boonville, Lois Jean (Keith) Dickinson, of Greenwood, Anita Rose Berwanger, of Jefferson City, and Irene Teresa (Steve) Fluker, of Jefferson City, as well as her sister, Sister Mary Jean Ann (Florence) Luken. Seventeen grandchildren also survive.

CHARLES STROHMAN 1/25/15


Charles Eugene "Chuck" Strohman, age 76, of Sedalia, died Saturday, January 24th, 2015.

Funeral services will be held 1:00pm on Friday, January 30th, at Heckart Funeral Home. Burial with military honors will be at 3:00pm on Friday at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville.

The family will receive friends from 11:00am until service time Friday at Heckart Funeral Home. Memorials are suggested to the Missouri Veterans Home in Warrensburg, in care of the funeral home.

In addition to his wife, survivors include four children, Charles Eugene Strohman Jr., of Wellington, MO, Clemente R. Strohman (Pam), of Sedalia, Maria Mulvey, of Odessa, and Tim Strohman (Thao), of Overland Park, KS; ten grandchildren, Heather, Kenith, Stefania, Richard, Samantha, Giulia, Gessica, Giordan, Livia and Timothy; a sister, Jean Thompson, of Ida Grove, IA; three brothers, Gary Strohman, of Minnesota, Ted Strohman (Linda), of Emmetsburg, IA, and Roger Strohman (Marcy), of Emmetsburg, IA; and a brother-in-law, Larry Clark (Judy), of Miami, FL.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant brother, John Howard.

LOIS HEILMAN 1/24/15


Lois Ethel Heilman, age 86, of Concordia, died Thursday, January 22nd, 2015.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30am on Friday, January 30th, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 6:00-7:30pm on Thursday, January 29th, at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Concordia. Memorials may be made to Heilman Student Aid, Immanuel Sweet Springs Radio Broadcast, or The Lutheran Good Shepherd Home.

She is survived by two sisters, Irene Reith of Concordia, and Eunice Pedersen of the state of Oregon; two sisters-in-law, Delores Heilman of the state of Pennsylvania, and Betty Heilman of the state of Maryland; 22 nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Martha Leedy; four brothers: Luther, Carl, Mark, and Richard Heilman; and three nephews.
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