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Obituaries

MILDRED LAUTENSCHLAGER 8/28/15


Mildred Lautenschlager, age 84, of Carrollton, died Thursday, August 27th, 2015.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm on Tuesday, September 1st at Bittiker Funeral Home in Carrollton.

The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00pm on Monday, August 31st at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Crossroads Hospice.

Surviving are three daughters, Barbara Williams, Wanda Adcock and Janet Endicott.

JANET WILHITE 8/28/15


Janet Wilhite, age 57, of Marshall Junction, died Thursday, August 27th, 2015.
 
Visitation will be held from 1:30-2:30pm on Sunday, August 30th at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall.  Private family inurnment will be held at a later date in Hazel Grove Cemetery. 

Memorials may be made to Bothwell Cancer Center.

In addition to her husband, Paul; she is survived by two sons: Aric Jarvis and husband David of Columbia, and Jason Jarvis and wife Samantha of Sedalia; twin grandsons, Gabriel and James Jarvis; five siblings: Ron Hoffman of Wakarusa, IN, Juanita Dean of St. Joseph, Debbie Grossman of St. Joseph, Verna Harris of North Kansas City, and Kelly Harris of Independence; as well as many nieces and nephews.

RICHARD LYNN "SHORTY" McGARY 8/27/15


Richard Lynn "Shorty" McGary, age 96, of Lathrop, died Tuesday, August 25th, 2015.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, August 29th, at Boonesboro Christian Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00pm on Friday August 28th, at Parklawn Lathrop Chapel in Lathrop.

Memorials are suggested to Boonesboro Cemetery Association.

Survivors include his wife, Joy; children, Wayne (Allie) McGary, Mike McGary, Karen (Leon) Dobson, Brad (Kathy) McGary, Crystal (Corey) Huskey, and John (Tara) McGary; 19 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, 11 great-great-grandchildren and three nephews and their families.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Glenn and Mamie (Read) McGary; sister, Lucille Mize; grandson, Adam Mcgary; daughter-in-law, Joyce McGary; and granddaughter-in-law, Kim Dobson.

GRAHAM DENSEMORE HERRICK 8/27/15


Graham Densemore Herrick, infant son of Brian Joseph and Amanda (Villarreal) Herrick, of Sedalia, died Sunday, August 23rd, 2015.

Memorial services will be held at 5:00pm Saturday, August 29th, at Heckart Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be given to the family.

In addition to his parents, survivors include maternal grandparents, Magdalena and Ramiro Villarreal, of Sedalia; paternal grandparents, Brian and Shirleen Herrick, of Green Ridge; maternal great-grandmother, Carman Tapia; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

WILLIAM THOMAS HALSEY 8/27/15


William Thomas Halsey, age 76, of Lincoln, died Wednesday, August 26th, 2015.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30pm on Saturday, August 29th, at Mt. Pleasant Church in Warsaw. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, rural Warsaw.

The family will receive friends from 1:30pm until service time on Saturday at the church. The family suggests memorial contributions be given to Mt. Pleasant Cemetery or Benton County Hospice in care of the Fox Funeral Home in Cole Camp.

He is survived by: his wife, Mary Halsey of the home; two sons, William David Halsey and his wife, Elizabeth, and Phillip Thomas Halsey and his wife, Jo, all of Mayview; three grandchildren, Jonathan Halsey, William Halsey, and Jessica Halsey; and five great-grandchildren, Audrey, Hayden, Braidyn, Malackii, and Harmony.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Elizabeth Halsey, and one brother, Walter Halsey.

MARY VALE JONES 8/27/15


Graveside services for 75-year-old Mary Vale Jones, of rural Slater, who died Wednesday, August 26th, 2015, will be held Monday, August 31st, at 11:00am at Fish Creek Cemetery south of Gilliam.

Visitation will be from 9:30 until 10:30am on Monday at Weiker Funeral Home in Slater. Memorials are suggested to First Baptist Church in Slater.

BETTY JANE (MORTON) THOMAS 8/27/15


Betty Jane (Thomas) Morton, age 86, formerly of Sedalia, died Wednesday, August 26th, 2015.

Friends may call after 11:00am on Saturday, August 29th, with funeral services at 2:00pm at Ewing-Schutte-Semler Funeral Home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Sedalia. Memorials may be given to the First Baptist Church of Sedalia.

The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:30pm on Friday, August 28th, at the funeral home.

Besides her husband, Dean Clifford Morton, she is survived by two daughters, Leslie Tucker (Robert), of Dallas, Texas, Jorja Krause (Tim), of Dallas, Texas; two sons: James Robert Morton (Thanh), of Dallas, Texas, and Dan Morton (Theresa), of Kansas City; 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded by one daughter: Bea Annette Hono, three brothers: Earl Thomas, Franklin Thomas and Darrell Thomas; and six sisters: Edythe Hyatt, Mary Phillips, Daisy Wasson, Ina Ream, Audrey Greer and Virginia Dirck.

CARLA TAYLOR 8/27/15


Carla Taylor, age 48, of Fayette, died Wednesday, August 26th.

Memorial services will be at 2:00pm on Saturday, August 29th, at Markland-Yager Funeral Home in New Franklin. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.

The family respectfully requests memorial contributions be directed to Markland-Yager Funeral in New Franklin to assist with funeral expense.

Survivors include two brothers, John and Donnie Doyle, of Boonville; six nephews, Daniel, David, Devin, Austin, Dawson and Kyle, and other family members, friends and her dog, Lucy.

LAURETA "RETA" JOINER CURTIS 8/27/15


Laureta "Reta" Joiner Curtis, age 86, of Liberty and formerly of Richmond, died Wednesday, August 26th, 2015.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, August 29th, at Thurman Funeral Home in Richmond. Burial will be in Large Cemetery in Fort Scott, Kansas, at 3:00pm on Saturday, August 29th.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 to 11:00am on Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

MAXINE ELLIOTT OREAR 8/27/15


Maxine Elliott Orear, age 90, of Grand Pass, died Thursday, August 27th.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm on Monday, August 31st, at Campbell-Lewis Chapel in Marshall. Burial will be in Waverly Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 12:30 to 2:00pm on Monday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Grand Pass United Methodist Church.

Survivors include three sons: Mike Orear and wife, Ann, of Grand Pass; Pat Orear and wife, Gail, of Waverly; and Tim Orear, of Grand Pass; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Sidney Lee Elliott and Ora Alice Wade Elliott, and husband, Robert G. (Bob) Orear Jr., Maxine was preceded in death by two brothers, Muriel Elliott and Milton Elliott; and one sister, Madalyne Elliott.

DONALD CHARLES THOMAS 8/26/15


Donald Charles Thomas, age 70, of Edwards, died Tuesday, August 25th, 2015.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 5:00pm on Saturday, September 5th at the family home in Edwards. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or to the American Cancer Society in care of Rea Funeral Chapel in Sedalia

 

He is survived by three children: David and Bryan Thomas, both of Kansas City, and Tracy Jackson and her fiance, Wayne LaFavor, of Edwards; two stepchildren: David Thayer (Tracy), of Shawnee, Kan.; and Michael Thayer (Dena), of Cape Coral, Florida; six grandchildren, Samuel Corwin, Stacy Wilson, Stephanie Wilson, Christopher Thomas, Brandon Jackson and Mikie Jackson; five great-grandchildren, Logan Wilson, Kylee Corwin, Lillian Swank, Kynlee Corwin, newest member of the family Christopher Kayden; a brother and a sister.

Besides his parents, Lloyd H. Thomas and Mary K. Rawlins, and wife, Sharon K. Fletcher, he was preceded in death by a brother.

PATRICIA ELLEN TROUT JOHNSON 8/26/15


Patricia Ellen Trout Johnson, age 91, of Boonville, died Monday, June 8th, 2015.
 
A Celebration of Life will be at 1:30pm on Sunday, August 30th at Nelson Memorial United Methodist Church in Boonville.

Memorials are suggested to Nelson Memorial United Methodist Church. Arrangements under the direction of Davis Funeral Chapel in Boonville.
 
She is survived by her son, Robert Alan Johnson of Albuquerque, New Mexico; daughters, Nancy J. Kellstrom and husband Bob of Columbia, MO, Elena Johnson of Boonville, MO and Suzanne O. Vail and husband Ron of Littleton, CO. Also surviving is a sister, Marianne Laitner of Michigan, ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Benjamin Trout and Lena Perreten Trout; husband, Rolla Alley "RA" Johnson; daughter, Rebecca Jane Johnson; brother, Donald Trout; and sister, Arlene Winn.

LELAND MUELLER 8/26/15


Leland Mueller, age 94, of rural Sweet Springs, died Tuesday, August 25th, 2015.
 
Funeral services will be held at 10:30am on Tuesday, September 1st at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Sweet Springs. Burial with full military rites will be held at Fairview Cemetery in Sweet Springs. 

Visitation will be from 6:00-7:00pm on Monday at the church. Memorials may be made to family choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Sweet Springs.
 
He is survived by many nieces and nephews.
 
In addition to his parents, George F. Mueller and Isabelle Smith Mueller, and wife, Mary Ann Kueker, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Kenneth A. Mueller and Byron Mueller; and four sisters: Lucille Mueller, in infancy, Kathleen Craig, Louise Hardison, and Bernice Bottoms.

BRADLEY E. BANKS 8/26/15


Bradley E. Banks, age 64, of Fayette, died Saturday, August 22nd, 2015.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, August 29th at Paige Liberty Park in Fayette.

Arrangements are under the direction of H.T. May & Son Funeral Home in Fayette.

JANET HESTER 8/26/15


Janet Hester, age 53, of Columbia, died Saturday, August 22nd, 2015.

Funeral services will be held at 4:00pm on Saturday, August 29th, at H.T. May and Son Funeral Home in Boonville.

Visitation will be from 3:00 to 4:00pm on Saturday at the funeral home.

GRACE ELLEN HAYS 8/25/15


Grace Ellen Hays, age 87, of Smithton, died Tuesday, August 25th, 2015.
 
There will be no formal services. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society in care of Rea Funeral Chapel in Sedalia.

She is survived by her eldest son, James Wesley Hays, Jr. (Linda Hays) of Beebe, AR, Gary Douglas Hays of Sedalia and John Warren Hays of Warrensburg; three grandchildren, Jeremy Hays (Allyson) of North Kansas City, MO, Wesley Shane Hays of Kansas City, MO and Cameron Price Hays of Warrensburg; three great grandchildren; many nephews and nieces.
 
In addition to her husband, James Wesley Hays, she was preceded in death by her parents, Floyd A. and Ellen Romine; her siblings, Kenneth and Rose Romine, Martin and Shirley Romine, Art and Ethel Kamp, and Della Mae Johnson.

JAMES R. 'JIM' JOHNSON 8/25/15


James R. 'Jim' Johnson, age 73, of rural Deepwater and formerly of Marshall, died Saturday, August 22nd, 2015.
 
Memorial graveside services with military rites will be held at 11:00am on Tuesday, September 1st at Ridge Park Cemetery in Marshall.

There will be no visitation. Memorials may be made to Twin Lakes Hospice in care of Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall.
 
In addition to his wife, Sharon, he is survived by one daughter, Christina Lea Stout of Huntsville, MO; stepchildren:  Lance Whelchel of Richmond, MO, Les Whelchel of Longview, TX, Lisa McCoy of Excelsior Springs, MO, Teresa Chamberlain of Higginsville, MO and Jackie Matney of Lebanon, MO; one grandson, Coty Minor; several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; one brother, Carl Johnson of Marshall; and one niece and one nephew.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents, William Cleo Johnson and Katie Myrtle Kiso Johnson, and one brother, Robert Boyd Johnson.

BARBARA J. LAXSON 8/25/15


Barbara Jeffress Laxson, age 85, of Marshall, died Monday, August 24th, 2015.
 
Funeral services will be held at 2:30pm on Saturday, August 29th at Campbell-Lewis Chapel. Burial will be in Ridge Park Cemetery. 

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association.

She is survived by her daughters, Deborah (Richard) Lansford, and Patricia (Tom Holland) Laxson; one son, Douglas Laxson; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one sister, Ruth Robinson; as well as several nieces and nephews.
 
In addition to her parents, Homer E. Jeffress and Willa R. Moore Jeffress, and husband, Kenneth P. Laxson, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Cindy Lou Laxson Kuethe, one great-granddaughter, Baylie Ann Bakert; two brothers, and two sisters.

TERRY BRADLEY 8/24/15


Terry Alan Bradley, age 56, of Concordia, died Sunday, August 23rd, 2015.
 
Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, August 29th at First Baptist Church in Odessa.  Burial will be at Mt. Tabor Cemetery in Odessa. 

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church. Memorials are suggested to the family.
 
In addition to his wife, Angie; he is survived by one daughter, Kelly Wegener and husband Wesley of Higginsville; two step-sons, Patrick O’Malley Jr. of Lone Jack, and Ryan O’Malley of Concordia; two sisters, Sherry Bradley Wahlers, his twin, and her husband Ronnie of Higginsville, and Sonja Rutherford of Aurora; four brothers: Jimmy Bradley and wife Sandy of Odessa, David Bradley and wife Pat of Blackwell, OK, Vernon Cain and wife Betty of Austin, TX, and David Scott of Odessa; one grandson, Slade Wegener of Higginsville; 10 step-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; an amazing care taker, Sheila Heyer; as well as many friends.
 
In addition to his parents, David E. Bradley and Harriet E. Barnes Bradley, he was preceded in death by one brother, Kenny Bradley; two sisters, Kathy Scott and Jane Garrison; and two nieces, Lori Ann Glockengieser and Tiffani Lee Lucas.

HELEN M. CHALFANT CAIRER 8/24/15


Helen M. Chalfant Cairer, age 88, of Sedalia, died Sunday, August 23rd, 2015.

Memorial service will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, October 10th, at First United Methodist Church in Sedalia.

Arrangements are under the direction of McLaughlin Funeral Chapel.

INA MAE UNTIEDT 8/24/15


Ina Mae Untiedt, age 78, of Logansport, Ind., and formerly of Marshall, died Tuesday, August 18th, 2015.

Graveside services will be held at 10:30am on Saturday, August 29th, at Ridge Park Cemetery in Marshall. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 800 E. Broadway, Logansport, IN, 46947.

Surviving, in addition to her husband, Gary Untiedt, are daughters, Sandy (Chris) Weber, of Marshall, Cindy Town, of Huntington, Ind.; a son, Sam (Debbie) Untiedt, of Marshall; grandchildren, Katie (Kevin) O'Bold, Kiersten Town, Kyler Town, Jason (Ashley) Untiedt, Jacque (Brian) McCorkle, Jordyn (Jordan) Stewart; seven great grandchildren.

ARCH H. HEIM 8/20/15


Arch H. Heim, age 90, of Boonville and recently of Denver, Colorado, died Wednesday, August 12th, 2015. 

Funeral services will be held at the Peninsula Church, near Blackwater, at 1:00pm on Friday, October 9th, with inurnment following in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 12:30pm until service time on October 9th. 

Davis Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

STEVE GATES 8/17/15


Steve Gates, age 69, of Napoleon, died Sunday, August 16th, 2015.

Services will be held at 12:00pm on Friday, August 21st, 2015 at Walker-Nadler-Fuller Funeral Home in Lexington. 

Visitation will be held from 11:00am until service time on Friday at the funeral home.
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