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Obituaries

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. 

LEONARD NOLL 10/22/14


Leonard Noll, age 90, of New Cambria, died on Tuesday, October 21st, 2014.

Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11:00am on Friday, October 24th at Saint Mary of the Angels Catholic Church in Wien. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be from 8:00-10:30am on Friday at the church with rosary at 10:30am. The family suggests memorials to the Saint Mary's Cemetery and may be sent to Delaney Funeral Home in Marceline.

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.

MARGARET DAHLKE 10/22/14


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

Funeral arrangements are pending at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall.

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.

JANELLE WISDOM 10/21/14


Janelle Sue Wisdom, age 67, of Odessa, died on Tuesday, October 21st, 2014.
 
Funeral services will be held 11:00am on Friday, October 24th at First Baptist Church in Odessa. Burial will be at Clifton Hill Cemetery in Clifton Hill. Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00pm on Thursday, October 23rd at Ralph O. Jones Funeral Home in Odessa.

Memorials are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.
 
In addition to her husband, Janelle is survived by three children, Edward Wisdom and wife Michelle of Bates City, MO, Vernell Wisdom of Independence, MO and Heather Dempsey and husband Jon of Overbrook, KS; seven grandchildren; two brothers, Jim Wages and wife Karen of Fort Madison, Iowa and Larry Wages of Clifton Hill, MO; four sisters, Joyce Staab and husband Arlen of Leawood, KS, Janet Bailey of Peoria, Arizona, Judy Lunceford and husband Bob of Blue Springs, MO and Jaleta Stanley of  Salisbury, MO;  a mother-in-law Carol Wisdom; many nieces and nephews.
 
In addition to her parents, Janelle was preceded in death by a brother Donald Wages, a father-in-law, Herbert Wisdom and a brother-in-law, Mike Stanley.

CHERYL YOUNG 10/21/14


Cheryl Ann Young, age 64, formerly of Keytesville, died Tuesday, October 21st, 2014.

Visitation is 4:00-7:00pm Thursday, October 23rd at Summerville Funeral Home in Salisbury. Services are Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 10:30am at Summerville Funeral Home in Salisbury with burial in Asbury Cemetery, south of Keytesville. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Asbury Cemetery Association.

She is survived by a daughter Kimberly (Rick) Parker of Blue Springs, MO, sons Greg (Loretta) Young of Mendon, MO, Jeff (Debbie) Young of Raymore, MO, Doug (Megan) Young of Keytesville, MO, brothers Dennis (Carol) Neidholdt of Keytesville, MO, Jerry (Stephanie) Neidholdt of Keytesville, MO, sister Carolyn (Wayne) Rice of Centralia, MO, sister-in-law Mattie Neidholdt of Keytesville, MO, ten grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and a brother, Vernon Neidholdt.

GARY WRIGHT 10/21/14


Gary James Wright, age 63, of Malta Bend, died Monday, October 20th, 2014.

A Celebration of Life will be held from 4:00-7:00pm on Friday, October 24th, at V.F.W. Hall in Sedalia. Memorial services will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to Gary’s daughter, Stephanie Wright, in care of Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall.

Survivors include one daughter, Stephanie Wright of Sedalia, MO; two grandchildren, Mateo Edward Whitman and Ashton James Whitman; one brother, Aubrey Dean Wright Jr. of Albany, GA; one sister, Peggy Ann Buchanan of Hollis, NY; a half-sister, Alberta Wright of Carrollton, MO; as well as nieces and nephews.

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.

ADELINA WATSON 10/20/14


Adelina Watson, age 82, of Richmond, died Sunday, October 19th, 2014.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00am on Friday, October 24th, at Christian Fellowship Ministry Church in Richmond. Burial will be in Richmond Memory Gardens Cemetery.

Visitation will take place Thursday, October 23rd, from 6:00-8:00pm at Thurman Funeral Home in Richmond. Memorials are suggested to Christian Fellowship Ministry Church, House of Hope, or Relay for Life.

STEPHEN LARSEN 10/20/14


Stephen Joe Larsen, age 65, of Otterville, died Sunday, October 19th, 2014.

Funeral services will be at 1:30pm on Thursday, October 23rd, at Heckart Funeral Home. Burial will be in I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Otterville, with military honors by the U.S. Navy and VFW Post 2591.

The family will receive friends from 12:30pm until service time Thursday at Heckart Funeral Home.

Surviving are a son, Clint Larsen, and his wife, Wendy, of Otterville; a daughter, Stephanie Brown-Larsen, of Warrensburg; four grandchildren, Chance Larsen, Dustin Brown, Sarea Williams and Izaak Williams; and four brothers, David Larsen, of Parsons, KS, Gary Larsen, of Leawood, KS, Bob Larsen, of Olathe, KS, and Kevin Larsen, of Colorado.

DON SCHUETTE 10/20/14


Don Schuette, age 83, of rural Concordia, died Sunday, October 19th, 2014.

Memorial services will be held at 10:30am on Thursday, October 23rd, at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Blackburn. Inurnment will be in Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Blackburn.

Visitation will be held from 5:00-6:30pm Wednesday at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Concordia. Memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Tuition Fund, Crossroads Hospice, or I-70 Community Hospital Auxiliary.

Survivors include one daughter, Sonia Allison and husband Kenny of Marshall; two grandchildren, Julie Davenport and husband Shawn of Higginsville, and Gabriel Madison and wife Pam of Bethany; five great-grandchildren: Dalton Wilkinson, Wyatt Wilkinson, Danielle Mueller and husband Mark, Keagan Madison, and Kaliska Madison; one sister, Shirley Stoll of Blackburn; as well as many nieces and nephews.

In addition to two wives, Betty Sapp and Trudi Nichols, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Margaret Hartman and Alberta Barklage; and two brothers, Delbert Schuette and Norbert (Bud) Schuette.

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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