Ralph L. Huff, age 81, of Overland Park, Kan., formerly of Sedalia, died Monday, April 27th, 2015.
Graveside services will be at 11:00am on Thursday, April 30th, at Memorial Park Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 7:30pm on Wednesday at McLaughlin Funeral Chapel. Memorial donations are suggested to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in care of McLaughlin Funeral Chapel.
Surviving are two sons, Jim Huff and wife, Brenda, of O’Fallon, and Bill Huff and wife, Jan, of Shawnee, Kan.; one daughter, Katie Lewark and husband, Brock, of Overland Park, Kan.; and three grandchildren, Ryan Huff, Ben Huff and Grace Lewark. He was preceded in death by his wife, Grace V. Alsup, and two brothers.
Chris Litwiller, age 83, of Boonville, died Monday, April 27th, 2015.
Funeral services will be held at the Funeral Home at 10:00am on Wednesday, April 29th. Burial will follow in Walnut Grove Cemetery.
Visitation will be held at Davis Funeral Chapel on Tuesday, April 28th, from 6:00 until 8:00pm. In lieu of flowers the family respectfully request the memorials be directed to Nelson Memorial Methodist Church or the Thespian Hall Restoration Fund.
Chris was preceded in death by his parents (John W. and Anna Kauffmann Litwiller) and three brothers, Lorin, Clarence and Ben Litwiller. He is survived by Virginia, his wife, of 60 years, his children: Steve (Debbie) and Gary (Christine) Litwiller, of Boonville, and Jeff (Elaine) Litwiller, of Douglas, Wyo.; three grandsons: Andy, of Caracas, Venezuela, Mark (Lauren) Litwiller, of Hallsville, and Joseph (Colleen) Litwiller, of Boonville; and by his granddaughter, Hannah Litwiller, of Boonville, as well as one great-grandson, Oscar Litwiller of Hallsville, and one great-grandson that will join the family in July; three brothers: Herb (Liz), Jim (Sandy) and Willard (Lynn) Litwiller and sisters, Lavetta Litwiller, Mary (Marlowe) Clauser and Faye (Virgil) Rosendale also survive.
David Eugene Dawson, age 55, of Sedalia, died Friday, April 24th, 2015.
Memorial services will be at 2:00pm on Saturday, May 2nd, at Heckart Funeral Home.
The family will receive friends from 1:00pm until service time Saturday at the funeral home.
Surviving are his mother, Betty Dawson, of the home; a brother, Ron Dawson, of Florence; a sister, Jeannie Edwards, of Sedalia; two nephews, Tanner Edwards and J.R. Hicks; and two nieces, Sheena Rauhoff and Shelley Hicks. He was preceded in death by his father, Marvin Dawson; and a sister, Patsy Hicks.
Allen Hall "Gus" Pledge Jr., age 90, of Sedalia, died Saturday, April 25th, 2015.
Funeral services will be at 11:00am on Wednesday, April 29th, at Heckart Funeral Home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted by the U.S. Army and VFW Post 2591.
The family will receive friends from 10:00am until service time on Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions are suggested to Epworth United Methodist Church or the new Sedalia Animal Shelter.
In addition to his wife of 64 years, Marjorie Mae Kahrs, survivors include a son, Bob Pledge (Martha), of Overland Park, Kan.; a daughter, Dr. Deanna S. Pledge, of Columbia; five grandchildren, Megan Neihouse (Aaron), Molly Flores (Lorenzo), Andy Pledge (Hye Jung), Tom Pledge and Kate Ross (Matt); and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Allen Hall Pledge Sr. and Ollie Marie Hall Pledge.
Kelly Louise DeBates, age 45, of Sedalia, died Thursday, April 23rd, 2015.
A memorial service will be held at 6:00pm on Tuesday, April 28th, at Rea Funeral Chapel in Sedalia.
The family will receive friends at the chapel from 4:30pm until service time. Memorials are suggested to the family in care of the funeral home.
Besides her mother, she is survived by two children, Kayla D. Bain and Corey E. DeBates, both of Sedalia; a sister, Diane Hammond (Terry) of Warsaw; three brothers, Henry "Sonny" DeBates, Jr. (Cynthia) of Sedalia, Raymond DeBates of Sedalia and David DeBates (Paula) of Columbia; two grandchildren, Serenity E. DeBates and Jonah K. DeBates.
Thomas Edward Franklin, age 90, of Saratoga, California, died Saturday, April 18th, 2015.
Funeral mass will be held at 10:00am on Saturday, May 2nd, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sedalia. Burial will be in Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery in Cole Camp, with military honors by the American Legion Post No. 305, of Cole Camp.
He is survived by Dorothy, his wife of 62 years, son, David Franklin, of Cole Camp, daughter, Margaret Franklin, of Saratoga, Calif., his sister, Virginia Shrader, a brother-in-law, James Monahan and Bonnie, of Cole Camp, a sister-in-law, Mary Ann Theroff and Ivan of McClough, Kan., and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by sister, Leona Hon, and brother, Charles H. Franklin Jr.
Minnie Louise Fleming, age 86, of Columbia, died Wednesday April 22nd, 2015..
A funeral service will be held at 1:30pm on Tuesday, April 28th, at Rea Funeral Chapel.
The family will receive friends from 12:00pm until service time at the chapel.
She is survived by four children, Rhonda Church and her husband, Larry, of Sedalia, Rodney Fleming and his wife, Carlene, of Lee’s Summit, Diana McCorkle and her husband, Gaylon, of Sedalia, and Debbie Kratzer and her companion, Jim Pitucha, of Ashland; 12 grandchildren; and 27 great grandchildren. Besides her parents (Robert and Stella (Campbell) Gregory) and husband (Albert E. Fleming), she was preceded in death by a sister, Verna Lemmon; and a grandson, Billy Wayne Church.
James Edwin Gertz, age 88, of Warrensburg, formerly of Sedalia and Cole Camp, died Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015.
A Celebration of Life and military honors will be at 6:00pm on Tuesday, April 28th, at Heckart Funeral Home in Sedalia. Burial will be at a later date in Highland Sacred Gardens.
The family will receive friends from 4:30pm until service time on Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the Missouri Veterans Home in Warrensburg, Unit D, or Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Warrensburg.
In addition to his wife of 66 years, Wilma Lutz, he is survived by three daughters, Virginia “Ginger” Doerflinger (Elray), of Warrensburg, Dorothy Doerflinger (Oliver), of Centerview, and Melody Fleeman (Jay Massey), of Holden; six grandchildren, Michelle (Lance) Thomas, of St Louis, MO, Bryan (Carolyn) Doerflinger, of Buckner, MO, Jennifer (Brandon) English, of Warrensburg, Rachel (Rodger) Zinn, of Centerview, Drs. Melanie (Charley) Glenn, of Mission, KS, and Stephanie (Brent) Shanks, of Centerview; 14 great-grandchildren; one sister, Dorothy Askren (Jim), of Springfield; and a sister-in-law, Marilyn Gertz, of Sedalia.
In addition to his parents, Ferdinand and Dora Zimmerschied Gertz, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Carl Gertz and Stanley Gertz.
Donald Dean Weber, age 86, of Louisville, Kent., a former resident of Higginsville, died Monday, March 2nd, 2015.
A celebration of Don’s life will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Higginsville on Friday, May 1st, with the recitation of the Holy Rosary at 9:30am, visitation at 10:00am and Mass at 11:00am. Burial will follow at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville.
Memorials are suggested to St. Mary’s Catholic Church or Catholic Charities.
Don is survived by his: wife of 60 years: Mary; Son: David (Deborah), of Danville, Calif.;
Two Daughters: Estelle O’Dowd (Tony), of Louisville, Elizabeth Chastain (Lance), of Wichita, Kan.; 10 grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.
Don T. Bere, age 66, of Higginsville, died Thursday, April 16th, 2015.
A celebration of life will be held Saturday, May 2nd, at 2:00pm at 701 W. 25th Terrace in Higginsville.
Memorials are suggested to family choice.
He is survived by: Wife, Joan Bere; Daughters: Brandy Roy, of Springfield, Rebecca Sinclair; Step-Son: Steve Markley, of Marshall; Step-Daughters: Becky Markley, of Lexington, Jacque Wiskur, of Holden; Brothers: John Bere, of Dallas, Jim Bere, of Jonesboro, Ark., Kenneth Bere; Sister, Nancy Bere, of Jonesboro, Ark.; three Grandchildren; two Step-Grandchildren; two Step-Great Grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents (Ralph and Ruth (Macfalan) Bere) and a step-daughter, Angie Markley.
Carl Eugene Vannoy, age 83, of Concordia, formerly of Sedalia, died Sunday, April 5th, 2015.
A Celebration of Life and Gathering of Friends and Family will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, May 16th, at Parkview Christian Church in Sedalia. Burial of the ashes will follow at Green Ridge Cemetery.
The family will receive friends beginning at 1:00pm until service time at the church. Memorials are suggested to Crossroads Hospice, Show Me Christian Youth Home or St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital in care of Rea Funeral Chapel in Sedalia.
Besides his wife, Adaline M. (Gamber) Carver, he is survived by one son, Michael Vannoy (Jeannine) of Columbia; one step-son, Daniel Carver (Heidi) of Colorado; two step-daughters, Leslie Gail, of the Lake area and Cynthia Limback (Mark) of Concordia; two sister-in-laws, Laura Moon (David) of Hughesville and Sue Roxstrom (Jim) of Maple Valley, WA; one brother-in-law, David Gamber (Joyce) of Gunnison, CO; 10 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; 4 great great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, James and Docie (Bray) Vannoy, he was preceded in death by one son, Donald Vannoy; four brothers, Paul, Everett, John and Mack Vannoy; and one granddaughter, Amanda Vannoy.