Billy W. “Tumbleweed” Johnson, age 62, of Higginsville, died Friday, August 26, 2016.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Johnson home Sunday, September 25, at 2 p.m. Attendees are asked to bring a side dish for a meal at 4 p.m.
Memorials are suggested to the Lafayette County Cancer Coalition. Arrangements are under the direction of Kaiser-Wiegers Funeral Home in Higginsville.
He is survived by wife Kim of the home; mother Mary Frances Johnson of Independence; son Bill Johnson, Jr. (Shelly) of Oak Grove; daughter Cathy Logan of Corder; brothers Bob Johnson (Sheila) of Austin, MN, Mike Johnson (Vicky) of Higginsville, and David Johnson (Anita) of Higginsville; sister Mary Jo Goettling (Mike) of Blue Springs; seven grandchildren Aurora and Kaitlyn Logan, Arion, Cayden, Kylen, Zachary, Brandon Johnson; and an abundance of nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Melvin Johnson.
Mary Waunita Halsey, age 76, of Lincoln, died Thursday, August 25, 2016.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, August 28, at Mt. Pleasant Church in Lincoln. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Lincoln.
A visitation will begin at 2 p.m.on Sunday at the church. Memorials are suggested to Mt. Pleasant Cemetery or Benton County Hospice in care of Fox Funeral Home in Cole Camp.
She is survived by a son, William David Halsey and Elizabeth of Lincoln, a daughter-in-law, Jo Halsey of Mayview; three grandchildren, Jonathan Wayne Halsey, William Travis Halsey, and Jessica Lynn Halsey; and seven great-grandchildren; Audrey, Hayden, Braidyn, Malackii, Harmony, Jacob, and Olivia.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Herbert and Mary Martin, her husband Bill Halsey on August 26, 2015, a son, Phillip Thomas Halsey, a sister, Alice Elmore, and a brother, Steve Martin.
Lela Maribeth Thompson, age 76, of Odessa, died Thursday, August 25, 2016.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, August 28, 2016 at First Christian Church in Odessa. Burial will be in the Odessa Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, August 27, at Ralph O. Jones Funeral Home in Odessa. Memorials are suggested to the Odessa Outreach.
She is survived by a daughter, Susanne Thompson-Wright and husband Jim of Kansas City, MO; 3 grandchildren, Donald Thomson and Erika Thompson, both of Odessa, MO and Robert Wright of Kansas City, MO; 2 great grandchildren, Lucas and Brailynn Snowden; and a sister, Sue Atkinson of Odessa, MO.
In addition to her parents Marion & Della (Epperson) Smith, and husband Donald K. Thompson, she was preceded in death by a son Bradley Thompson and a sister, Barbara Ann Waugh.
Lorraine A. Arnwine, age 83, of Sedalia, died Thursday, August 24, 2016.
No formal services are planned.
The family will receive friends on Monday, August 29, from 6 to 7 p.m. at Rea Funeral Chapel in Sedalia. Memorials are suggested to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
She is survived by her brother Larry L. Murray (Carol) of South Bend, NE, Bruce Bird, Bart Bird, Mark Bird all of Sedalia, Sandra Bird of Springfield, MO., Guy Arnwine, John Arnwine (Jennifer), Jeff Arnwine (Samantha), Arvella Arnwine Jones, Chad Arnwine all of Sedalia, MO, Scott Arnwine of Springfield, MO, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents Ned C. and Alice A. Murray, daughter Roberta L. Bird, and husband Allen R. Arnwine.
Sharon Crawford, age 60, of Columbia, and formerly of Marshall, died Tuesday, August 23, 2016.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 27, at First Baptist Church in Marshall. Burial will follow at Ridge Park Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 9:30 until 11 a.m. on Saturday at the church. Memorials are suggested to First Baptist Church in Marshall or Forum Christian Church in Columbia in care of Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home.
Survivors include three sisters: Joyce Neff and husband, Gene, of rural Marshall, Carol Crawford, of Sedalia, and Brenda Bair and husband, Mike, of rural Marshall; one brother, Carl Crawford, of Marshall; as well as several nieces, nephews, and their families.
Paul Herman Luebbering, age 83, of Sedalia, died Tuesday, August 23, 2016.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 27, at St. John Catholic Church in Bahner. Burial will be in St. John Catholic Cemetery, with military honors by American Legion Post No. 305 of Cole Camp.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, August 26, at Fox Funeral Home in Cole Camp, with a rosary to begin at 7 p.m. Memorials are suggested to St. John Building Fund or Sacred Heart Catholic School in care of the funeral home.
He is survived by his wife of fifty-seven years, Lillie Luebbering; four daughters, Debbie Waller and Dale of Baileyville, Kansas, Dianne Simon and Bill Barrick of Cole Camp, Cathy Luebbering of St. Louis, and Sandy Hollis and Jason of Spring Hill, Tennessee; five sons, Steve Luebbering and Jamie of Cole Camp, Gary Luebbering of Cole Camp, Gregg Luebbering and Cindy of Green Forest, Arkansas, David Luebbering and Rachel of Verona, Tony Luebbering and Beth of Verona; three brothers, Harry Luebbering of Batavia, Illinois, Earl Luebbering of Sedalia, Stanley Luebbering of Chanute, Kansas; and sixteen grandchildren, Becky Buswell, Lisa Ayala, Nathan Waller, Laura Waller, Brandon Simon, Christina Oelrichs, Nick Luebbering, Anna Luebbering, Madison Luebbering, Ashley Luebbering, John Luebbering, Jacob Luebbering, Hayley Luebbering, Tori Luebbering, Alexis Luebbering, and Kaylee Luebbering.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Anthony and Eleanor Luebbering, four sisters, Dorothy Wallenmeyer, Eunice Lappat, Ethel Wolf, and Betty Gerke, and a grandson, Eric Waller.
Mary Opal Cooper, age 88, of Marshall, died Tuesday, August 23, 2016.
Private family inurnment will be held at a later date. Memorials are suggested to family choice, in care of Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall.
Survivors include two children, Robert Walker Cooper of Nelson, and Loretta (Jeannie) Bays of Marshall; one step-son, James Wesley Cooper of Yakima, WA; several grandchildren including, Becky Wade, Keith Bays, Delbert Lee Bays Jr., all of the Marshall area; several great-grandchildren; one step great-grandson; one sister, Bertha Clevenger of Marshall; as well as many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, James Andrew Rinkert and Annie Rose Foster Rinkert, and husband, Wesley Walker Cooper, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Betty Joanne Peel; a granddaughter, great-granddaughter, and a step great-granddaughter; as well as two brothers and two sisters.
Kacee Renay McGinnis, age 8, of Bates City, died Monday, August 22, 2016.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, August 26, at Rea Funeral Chapel in Sedalia. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery in Sedalia.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 25, at the funeral chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of Rea Funeral Chapel.
Besides her dad, Larry, she is survived by two sisters, Savannah McGinnis, of the home, and Alisha (McGinnis) Pichinevsky (David), of Sedalia; two brothers, Justin McGinnis, of Sedalia, and Larry McGinnis II (Miranda), of Sedalia; paternal grandmother, Marie McGinnis, of Sedalia; maternal grandparents, Diane and Jack Harvkey, of Blairstown; a nephew Jacob McGinnis, of Sedalia; two nieces, Bristin McGinnis of Sedalia and Alivia McGinnis, of Sedalia.
Kacee passed away along with her mother, Alicia (Hutchins) McGinnis, as a result of an auto accident. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Charles E. McGinnis, Sr.
Delores June Lewis, age 77, of Syracuse, died Monday, August 22, 2016.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 27, at Mt. Olive Baptist Church near Florence; burial will follow in Mt. Olive Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the funeral service on Saturday at the church. Memorials are suggested to the Mt. Olive Baptist Church and Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of Meisenheimer Funeral Home in Tipton.
She is survived by husband Johnnie R. Lewis of the home; daughter Rita McNeal and her husband Bill of Florence; granddaughter Melanie Rich and her husband Shan; grandson Patrick McNeal and his wife Heather; great-grandchildren Peyton, Jace, and Leah McNeal, Aiyana and Emery Rich; sisters Yvonne Williams and her husband Homan of Sedalia, Dixie Meyer and Mickie Meyer of Otterville; nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, David Richard and Verna Marion Kruse, and infant daughter, Janice June Lewis.
Walter Lee Mayberry, Jr., age 81, of Odessa, died Sunday, August 21, 2016.
Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m. on Saturday, August 27, at Calvary Baptist Church in Odessa. Burial, with Military Rites, will be at the Odessa Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Arrangements are under the direction of Ralph O. Jones Funeral Home in Odessa.
Survivors include: his wife, Rev. Annie Mayberry, of Kansas City; children, Linda Collins (Ralph), of Higginsville, Michael Boldridge, of Liberty, Rev. Gary Mayberry (Anita), of Raytown, Rhonda Mayberry (Kevin), of Odessa; Walter Mayberry III, of Odessa, Tonya Mayberry, of Higginsville, Rondy Wright, of Kansas City, Travis Wright, of Kansas City, and Tracy Wright, of Kansas City; 41 grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren; one sister, Dorothy Turner Lillard, of Odessa; one brother, Gerald Mayberry, of Kansas City; and several nieces, nephews, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Geraldine and Walter Mayberry, Sr.; wife, Jean Mayberry; one son, Kevin Mayberry; one daughter, Deborah Boldridge; three brothers, John Mayberry, Harry Mayberry, and Robert Leon; two sisters, Fleeta Mae Williams and Rita Joyce; one grandson, Aaron Mayberry; one granddaughter, Michelle Boldridge; and one great grandson, Xavier Mayberry.
Patsy Ann Craig, age 74, of Blue Springs and formerly of Bynumville, died Thursday, August 18.
Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, August 21, at Summerville Funeral Home in Salisbury, where visitation will begin at 11 a.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Fitzgerald Cemetery Association or the Kansas City Hospice House.
Patsy is survived by her husband, Dean, of the home; daughter, Melody Beth (Dudley David) Brooks, of Lee's Summit; granddaughter, Megan Ashley Brooks; brother, Nick (Mary) Bartholomew, of Salisbury; sisters Marilyn Irene Rice, of Columbia, and Brenda Lou Kuhler, of Lexington; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Troy Fredrick and Helen Louise (Dowell) Bartholomew; brother-in-law, Charlie Rice; and sister-in-law, Cheryl Bartholomew.
JoAnn Leathers, age 75, of Boonville, died Thursday, August 11, 2016.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, August 15, at Santa Fe Trail Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Walnut Grove Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, August 14, at Davis Funeral Chapel in Boonville. Memorials are suggested to the Santa Fe Trail Baptist Church.
JoAnn was preceded in death by her parents, George H. Rentschler and Gertrude Louise Renfrow Rentschler; one sister, Dean Johnston; and daughter, Penny. She is survived by her husband, Bobby, of the home; her daughter, Tina (Jerry) Barnes, of Columbia; her brothers, George and David Rentschler; her sisters, Rosalie Sapp, Ruth Carmichael and Doris Quint; and her grandchildren, Sadie and Devin Barnes.