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Obituaries

WILLIAM BROOKS 12/17/14


William Dennis Brooks, age 87, of Cole Camp, died Wednesday, December 17th, 2014.

Services will be held at 11:00am on Monday, December 22nd, at Windsor Assembly of God Church. Burial will be in the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville.

Visitation will be held from from 6:30-8:00pm on Sunday, December 21st, at Fox Funeral Home in Cole Camp; visitation will also take place Monday at 10:00am at the church preceding the service.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the donor's choice.

Survivors include his wife, Laverne Helen Edna Wallrath Brooks; one son, Carl Brooks and his wife Linda of Columbia, MO; three daughters, Gail Heimsoth and husband Darryl, of Cole Camp, Billie Brooks of Cottonwood, AZ, and Louise Reiter and husband Bryan of Springfield, MO; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by by his parents, Carlie Wenten and Maggie Elizabeth Harrod Brooks; two brothers, Carlie Dow and Elmer Wenten; and seven sisters, Bessie Marie Brooks, Anna Mae Brooks, Russie Lucelia Lanz Shelton, Elsie Elizabeth Schlicter, Dorothy Mary Brooks, Lucy Louise Wakefield, and Betty Delores DePrenger.

JERRY RAFFERTY 12/17/14


Jerry Rafferty, age 52, of Marceline, died Sunday, December 14th, 2014.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00am on Monday, December 22nd, at Delaney Funeral Home in Marceline. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at 9:00am on Monday at the funeral home.

Private burial will be at a later date.

DOROTHY MINICH 12/17/14


Dorothy Minich, age 92, of Marceline, died Tuesday, December 16th, 2014.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, December 20th, at Delaney Funeral Home in Marceline. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Marceline.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at 10:00am on Saturday at the funeral home.

CHARLES LEWIS 12/17/14


Charles F. "Chuck" Lewis, age 85, of Higginsville, formerly of Blue Springs, died Monday, December 15th, 2014.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, December 20th, at Grace United Methodist Church in Higginsville. Visitation will be from 1:00-2:00pm on Saturday at the church.

Memorials are suggested to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital or to the Knight's Templar Eye Foundation. Arrangements are under the direction of Hoefer Funeral Home in Higginsville.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce Lewis, of Higginsville; a son, Charles Matthew (Brenda) Lewis, of Blue Springs; two daughters, Vira Dobbins, of Lee's Summit, and Michele Lewis, of Lee's Summit; and a brother, Samuel (Sharon) Lewis, of Shell Knob, Missouri.

GERTRUDE SHANNON 12/17/14


Gertrude Silvers Shannon, age 92, of Lexington, died Saturday, November 29th, 2014.

Graveside memorial services will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, December 27th, at Machpelah Cemetery in Lexington.

Arrangements are under the direction of Walker-Nadler-Fuller Funeral Home in Lexington.

NANCY COLVIN 12/17/14


Nancy Colvin, age 85, of New Franklin, died Tuesday, December 16th, 2014.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, December 20th,  at Friemonth-Freese Funeral Home in Fayette. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Higbee.

Visitation will take place from 10:00-11:00am on Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Mt. Plesant Cemetery or to the Joseph & Donna Colvin Scholarship Fund, in care of the funeral home.

GARY SMITH 12/17/14


Gary Lester Smith, age 75, of Sedalia, died on Tuesday, December 16th, 2014.

Services will be on Saturday, December 20th, at 2:00pm, at Heckart Funeral Home in Sedalia.

The family will receive friends from 1:00pm until time of service on Saturday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or the Shriner’s Hospital.

He is survived by his children, Matthew Smith (Desiree) and Carmen Smith; his grandchildren, Sadie Reeser, Michael Smith, Zane Reeser and Jack Benton; and his sister, Marilyn (Dale) Anderson, all of Sedalia.
He was preceded in death by his sons, Gary Smith, Jr. and Grant Smith; a sister Barbara Bunch,  and Virginia (Tina) Kindle Smith, wife.

LARRY DOXSEE 12/16/14


Larry A. Doxsee, age 70, of Blackburn, died Tuesday, December 16th, 2014.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, December 20th, at Campbell-Lewis Chapel in Marshall. Memorials may be made to family choice.

In addition to his wife, Kathy, Larry is survived by one daughter, Maggie Mendez of Brownsville, TX; one son, Larry A. Doxsee Jr. of Brownsville, TX; two stepsons, Darren Ledbetter of Virginia Beach, VA and John Ledbetter of Oregon, MO; one sister, Beverly Long of Canada; and one brother, Bill Doxsee of Canada.

MILO BUTTS 12/16/14


Milo Lee Butts, age 66, of Sedalia, died Monday, December 15th, 2014.

A Celebration of Life and funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Monday, December 22nd, at Rea Funeral Chapel in Sedalia.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to service on Monday at the funeral home.

TADEUSZ SALECKI 12/16/14


Tadeusz "Tad" Salecki, age 92, formerly of Sedalia, died Monday, December 15th, 2014.

No services will be held. Arrangements are under the direction of Rea Funeral Chapel in Sedalia.

He is survived by four sons, two stepsons and a daughter; Eric Salecki of Chesapeake, VA, Ted Salecki of Eureka Springs, AR, Jason Salecki of Tempe, AZ, Joe Salecki of Versailles, MO, Terry Yunt and wife Mary of Warrensburg, MO, Larry Yunt of Sedalia, MO, Jackie Haeg and husband Brent of Tempe, AZ; his niece, Norma Ferraer of Sedalia, MO; 14 grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his son, Matthew Salecki.

CHRIS WOOLERY 12/16/14


Chris C. Woolery, age 99, of Sedalia, died Monday, December 15th, 2014.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00am on Thursday, December 18th, at Rea Funeral Chapel in Sedalia. Burial will be in Highland Sacred Gardens in Sedalia.

Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00pm on Wednesday, December 17th, at Rea Funeral Chapel. Memorials are suggested to Crossroads Hospice in care of the funeral chapel.

He is survived by four children, Marjorie VanBooven, Chris (Sherry) Woolery, Samuel Woolery all of Sedalia and Susan McNeal of Thayer MO; one brother, Frank Woolery; 20 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchildren.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by six brothers and two sisters.

ROBERT "BOB" HASKAMP 12/16/14


Robert "Bob" Haskamp, age 80, of Glasgow, died on Monday, December 15th, 2014.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30am on Thursday, December 18th, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Glasgow. Burial will be in Washington Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6:00-7:30pm on Wednesday, December 17th, at Friemonth-Freese Funeral Home in Glasgow. A prayer service will be held immediately following the visitation at 7:30pm.

Memorials are suggested to St. Mary School or Church.

Bob is survived by four brothers: Melvin, Jim and Norman Haskamp, all of Glasgow, and Leon Haskamp, of Smithville.

CLEO 'WAYNE' CHOATE 12/16/14


Cleo "Wayne" Choate, age 68, formerly of Sedalia, died on Saturday, December 13th, 2014.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00pm on Friday, December 19th, at Rea Funeral Chapel in Sedalia.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, December 18th, from 6:30-8:00pm at the funeral home.

BETTY SUE JONES 12/16/14


Betty Sue Jones, age 73, of Marshall, died on Sunday, December 14th, 2014.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00am on Friday, December 19th, at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Chapel in Marshall. Graveside services will be held at 2:30pm on Friday at Mt. Zion Cemetery near Milan.

Visitation will be held from 6:00-7:30pm on Thursday, December 18th, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Mt. Zion Cemetery.

In addition to her husband, William, she is survived by her children: Lisa Chandlee and companion, Karl Good, of Marshall, Carl David Kellerman and wife, Virginia, of Pilot Grove, Christina Wattenbach, of Amoret, Nina Marshall, of Fayetteville, NC, James Kellerman and wife, Michelle of Danbury, Conn., and Woody Kellerman and wife, Mary Jane, of Dearborn; 17 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother, John Bankus, of Armada, Mich.; her step-children: Rhonda Branson, of Republic, Rusty Jones, of Kearney, Dena Altic, of Pleasant Hope, and Dawn Winslow, of Clever; as well as nieces and nephews.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents, Roscoe Bankus and Martha DeWitt Bankus Bakken; step-father, Art Bakken; one brother, Donnie Bankus; and one sister, Peggy Prall.

DOROTHY REAM 12/15/14


Dorothy "Dottie" Ream, age 91, of Sedalia, died Sunday, December 14th, 2014.

A private family service held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be given to the Bayleigh Collingsworth Fund, PO Box 365, Weir, KS 66781 or the Sedalia Animal Shelter in care of Rea Funeral Chapel, Sedalia.

She is survived by her daughter, Karen Hall and her husband Jack of Joplin, MO; her brother, Hershel Gilmer of Wichita, KS; three grandchildren, ten great grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Ream.

MAXINE HEIMSOTH 12/15/14


Maxine Heimsoth, age 89, of Concordia, died Monday, December 15th, 2014.
 
Funeral service will be held at 10:30am on Thursday, December 18th, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Concordia. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery in Sedalia.

Visitation will be held from 9:30-10:30am on Thursday at the church. Memorials may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in care of Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Concordia. 
 
Survivors include one daughter, Linda Hemme and husband, James, of Concordia; one son, Ronald Bottcher and wife, Karen, of Belleville, IL; one stepson, Rev. Larry Heimsoth and wife, Beverly of Fayetteville, AR; 11 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; one brother, Delbert Wagenknecht of Stover, MO; and several nieces and nephews.
 
In addition to her parents and husbands, Maxine was preceded in death by one stepson, Rev. Ronald Heimsoth; one sister, Dorothy Dieckman; and one brother, Carroll (Bud) Wagenknecht.

DALE PARTON 12/15/14


Dale Parton, age 56, of Slater, died Sunday, December 14th, 2014.

Memorial services will be held Sunday, December 21st, at 2:00pm at Weiker Funeral Home in Slater. Inurnment will be in New Frankfort Cemetery, north of Slater.

MIKE HOWERY 12/13/14


Van Michael 'Mike' Howery, age 54, of Nelson, died Friday, December 12th, 2014.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm on Thursday, December 18th, at Campbell-Lewis Chapel in Marshall. Burial will be in Union Cemetery in Saline County.

Visitation will be held from 1:00-2:00pm on Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to family choice.

In addition to his parents and wife, he is survived by two children, Samuel Louis Howery and Rebecca Ann Howery both of the home; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
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