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Kearney Courier: Obituaries

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Monday 07/06/2015
Betsey Easley
Updated: July 07, 2015 - 3:07 pm

Betsey Easley

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Tuesday 06/30/2015
Zelma M. Wicks
Updated: June 30, 2015 - 11:15 am

Zelma M. Wicks, 85, of Excelsior Springs, MO passed away June 29, 2015 surrounded by her family.

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Thomas R. Powers
Updated: June 30, 2015 - 11:15 am

Thomas R. Powers, 74, of Kearney, MO passed away June 27, 2015 surrounded by his family.

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Monday 06/29/2015
Shalynne V. McKinney Ramos
Updated: June 30, 2015 - 11:15 am

Shalynne McKinney Ramos, 22, of Las Vegas, NV formerly of Smithville, MO, passed away June 28, 2015.

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Monday 06/15/2015
Eleanor L. Stock
Updated: June 16, 2015 - 12:39 pm

Eleanor Louise Stock, 80, of Kearney, MO passed away June 12, 2015.

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James Nelson
Updated: June 16, 2015 - 12:39 pm

James Nelson, 33, Smithville, MO died June 2, 2015. Survived by wife, Heather; children: Noelle, James, and Jonathan; grandmother, Alice Nelson; mother, Sherry Breckenridge; siblings, Jennifer Jackson; Sandy Barker; Nikki Hill; Jesse Marquez; Adam Price. The funeral was held June 5, 2015. Memorial contributions may be left with the family at James’ Go Fund Me Page. Condolences may be shared at meyersfuneralchapel.com.

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Tuesday 06/02/2015
Garry E. Sloan Sr.
Updated: June 02, 2015 - 11:47 am

Garry Eugene Sloan, Sr. 73, passed away at the home on Sunday May 31, 2015.

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Donald H. Jacques
Updated: June 02, 2015 - 11:47 am

Donald Hoyt Jacques, 83 of Lawson, Missouri passed away at his residence on May 27, 2015.

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Robert E. Dover
Updated: June 02, 2015 - 11:47 am

Robert E. Dover, 78, of Excelsior Springs, MO passed away May 30, 2015 surrounded by his family.

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Tuesday 05/26/2015
Rose Catherine Cox
Updated: May 26, 2015 - 11:31 am

Rose Catherine Cox, 84, passed away on May 24, 2015, after a brief illness. Rose was born in Christopher, Illinois on September 1, 1930. She is predeceased by her mother, Angel (Salingue) Davidson, first husband, Samuel T. Kelly III, and second husband, Joe E. Cox. She is survived by daughters, Linda Rose Hipp (Steve), Angela K. Stapleton (Doug), sons, Samuel T. Kelly IV (Rita), Timothy A. Kelly (Becky), six grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and companion, George Rea. Rose loved family, and her children were the most important thing in her life. She loved music and to get dressed up and go dancing, was a huge Royals and Chiefs fan and was an amazing cook who hosted many wonderful family dinners over the years. Her greatest joy was her family, who was with her at her home during her last hours. She is now at peace and we know she is dancing in Heaven. A Celebration of Her Life will be at 3:00p.m., Thursday, May 28, 2015 at Church-Archer-Pasley Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 2:00-3:00p.m. Interment will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Kearney, Missouri. Memorial contributions may be directed to VITAS Healthcare Hospice, 6601 Winchester Ave., Suite 220, Kansas City, Missouri 64133. Fond memories and condolences may be left at churcharcherpasley.com. Arrangements: Church-Archer-Pasley Funeral Home, 119 E. Franklin St., Liberty, MO, 816.781.2000.

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Ora W. Lynch
Updated: May 26, 2015 - 11:31 am

Ora “Orie” Lynch, 86, Holt, MO. passed away May 21, 2015. Services were Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at Fry-Bross & Spidle Funeral Home, burial Richmond Memory Gardens.

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Monday 05/11/2015
Bedonna Jewel Wiley
Updated: May 12, 2015 - 11:48 am

Bedonna Jewel Wiley, 81, (formerly of Bethany, MO) was called home by our heavenly father May 8, 2015 at Golden Living Center, Smithville, MO.

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Friday 05/08/2015
Robert Delbert Furne
Updated: May 12, 2015 - 11:48 am

Robert Furne, 81 Birmingham, MO died May 5, 2015. He was an Army Veteran and retired from Milwaukee Railroad. Preceded in death by his wife, Regina. Survived by children, CarLeen Smith and husband Steve; Rodney Furne and Daniel Furne; sister Frances JoAnn Plagge; eight grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren and a host of loving relatives. Visitation was May 7 at Church-Archer-Pasley Funeral Home; burial at Dow City (Iowa) Cemetery.

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Monday 05/04/2015
Lorraine F. White
Updated: May 05, 2015 - 9:50 am

Lorraine F. White, 89, of Excelsior Springs, MO passed away April 30, 2015 surrounded by her loving family.

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Wednesday 04/29/2015
James Michael McHugh
Updated: May 05, 2015 - 9:50 am

Jim McHugh, 72, of Liberty, MO, was lifted to Heaven on April 26, 2015.

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Monday 04/27/2015
Sharon Lee Moody
Updated: April 28, 2015 - 10:08 am

Sharon Lee Moody 67, of Kearney, MO passed away April 22, 2015 at her home.

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Thursday 04/23/2015
Donald Edward Haley
Updated: April 28, 2015 - 10:08 am

Donald Edward Haley, 84, passed away at his home in Kearney April 20 with family members by his side. He was born December 4, 1930 in St. Joseph, MO to James Otis and Ethel Mae (Clark) Haley, the 4th of six children. In 1942, he moved to Holt, MO. On September 3, 1950, he married Roberta Ann Hook, also of Holt. They lived in Holt until 1991. In 1991 he retired from Cook Paint Company after 39 years. He later worked briefly as a courier for Metro North Bank, and machine operator at Midwest Game. One of his greatest joys was helping young people in basketball and Little League Baseball. Donald was also a member of Holt United Methodist Church.

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Tuesday 04/21/2015
Donald H. Hartel
Updated: April 21, 2015 - 11:16 am

Donald H. Hartel, 94, died April 18, 2015. He was born January 18, 1921 in Clay County, MO., near the Arley Community. He graduated from Kearney High School in 1939. He married Betty Gwin on November 14, 1943. He worked as a farmer, carpenter, and cabinet-maker. He was a life-long faithful member of the Arley United Methodist Church.

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Friday 04/17/2015
Danny Glen Gordon
Updated: April 21, 2015 - 11:16 am

Danny Glen Gordon, 66, of Lathrop, MO, and formerly of Holt, MO, passed away unexpectedly on April 15, 2015 at home. A celebration of his life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 22, at the Lathrop Antique Fairgrounds, 2488 SE Hwy. 33, Lathrop, MO. Memorial contributions are suggested to one of the churches Danny attended: the Cowboy Church, Lathrop, or to New Direction Baptist Church, Holt.

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Wednesday 04/15/2015
John W. Curtis
Updated: April 21, 2015 - 11:16 am

John W. Curtis, 70, of Kearney, MO, passed away, Monday, April 13, 2015.

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Monday 04/13/2015
James S. Yardley
Updated: April 14, 2015 - 3:23 pm

James S. Yardley

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Monday 04/06/2015
Elizabeth Garzon
Updated: April 07, 2015 - 10:20 am

Elizabeth Mae (Halley) Garzon, 84, of Kearney, MO passed away, Thursday, April 2, 2015.

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Jodie King
Updated: April 07, 2015 - 10:20 am

Jodie Lynn (Offutt) King, 55, died Friday April 3, 2015 at her home in Parkville, Missouri following a courageous battle with cancer. Survived by her two children: Nicholas Clevenger and Jamie Marrant.

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Tuesday 03/31/2015
Timothy Lee Shinneman
Updated: March 31, 2015 - 9:09 am

Timothy Lee Shinneman, 52, of Kearney, passed away March 29, 2015. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, April 4, at Park Lawn Northland Chapel, I-35 at State Route 291, Liberty. The family requests no flowers. You may honor Tim with a contribution to the Trayton Shinneman Education Fund, c/o Kearney Trust Bank, P.O. Box 137, Kearney, MO 64060, or may be left at the funeral home.

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Monday 03/30/2015
Ralph Nephi Day
Updated: March 31, 2015 - 9:09 am

Ralph Nephi Day, 86, Kearney, Mo., passed away March 21, 2015. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Leota, two daughters, Vera Johnson and Andria Melham (Jim), all of Kearney, MO, eight grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren. Ralph retired from TWA at the Kansas City Overhaul Base in 1986 and was a member of IAM Local 1650. Ralph was an Elder in Community of Christ Church, Smithville, MO Congregation. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

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Connie K. Green
Updated: March 31, 2015 - 9:09 am

Connie Kay Green, 73, of Kearney, Missouri, passed March 28, 2015 at home surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer.

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Friday 03/27/2015
Carol Ann Dean
Updated: March 31, 2015 - 9:09 am

Carol Ann Dean, age 67, of Vonore, TN, passed away Friday morning, March 27, 2015 at home with her family. She was a member of Vonore Baptist Church, a past volunteer with the Monroe County Animal Shelter, a past board member of Monroe County Friends of Animals, a current volunteer bookkeeper and store manager with Branches of Monroe County, and an avid quilter and reader. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lowell Bradley. Survivors: husband, Franklin Ray Dean; daughters, Carrie Dean, of Vonore, Lisa Dean, of Charleston, SC; sister, Dinah Smith, of Phoenix, AZ and more extended family and friends than could ever be named here. Funeral 7:00 p.m. Sunday, Biereley-Hale Chapel, Rev. Tommy Self officiating. Rev. Joey Bivens will deliver the eulogy. Interment 11:00 a.m. Monday, Little Toqua Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Branches of Monroe County, P.O. Box 64, Madisonville, TN 37354, www.branchesofmonroe.com. The family will receive friends in a celebration of her life 5-7 p.m. Sunday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville, TN.

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Kyle McDowell
Updated: March 31, 2015 - 9:09 am

Kyle McDowell, 21, of Kearney, MO passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2015. Services are all private per family wishes.

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Tuesday 03/24/2015
Donald Francis Parker
Updated: March 24, 2015 - 11:52 am

Donald F. Parker, 74, Lawson, Mo., died March 20, 2015. Visit. 6-8 p.m. Tues., service 10 a.m. Wed., March 25, Northland Abundant Life Worship Center, KCMO. Arr.: Hidden Valley FH, Lawson, (816) 580-3000.

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Ralph Nephi Day
Updated: March 24, 2015 - 9:24 am

Ralph Nephi Day 86, of Kearney, MO passed away March 21, 2015. Cremation. Services will be at a later date. Arrangements: Fry-Bross & Spidle Funeral Home – Kearney, MO (816) 628-4411.

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Monday 03/23/2015
Sean Adam Maher
Updated: March 24, 2015 - 9:24 am

In loving memory of Sean Adam Maher

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Friday 03/20/2015
Lorraine F. Keefhaver
Updated: March 24, 2015 - 9:24 am

Lorraine F (Chan) Keefhaver, 92, of Holt, MO, passed away March 16, 2015, at Lawson Manor & Rehab. Lorraine was born November 8, 1922, in Renville, MN, to Frank and Mary Chan.

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Tuesday 03/17/2015
Jason “Jake” Lee Maxwell
Updated: March 17, 2015 - 12:42 pm

Jason Lee Maxwell, 32, of Kearney, MO, passed away Sunday, March 15, 2015. Born March 27, 1982, he was raised in Kearney where he lived his whole life; he graduated from Kearney High School in 2000. Jason is survived by his parents, Jerry and Carla Maxwell; brother, Justin Maxwell (Monica); sister, Kylee Estes; grandmother, Mary Warren; four nieces, Madison and Marleigh Sailer, Brilynn Estes, and Emersyn Maxwell, all of Kearney; many aunts, uncles and cousins. Jason was preceded in death by his grandfather, Leonard Warren, and grandparents, James “Buck” and Orvella “Myrt” Murphy.

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Monday 03/16/2015
Donna M. Graves
Updated: March 17, 2015 - 12:42 pm

Donna M. Graves, 78, of Holt, MO passed away March 11, 2015.

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Thursday 03/12/2015
Kearney says goodbye to community activist, historian Pete Kingery
Updated: March 12, 2015 - 3:42 pm

Hearts and minds are sinking throughout Kearney as people in the community say goodbye to area native and historian Pete Kingery, who died Thursday, March 5, after suffering a stroke.

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Wednesday 03/11/2015
Imogene "Jean" Louise Cleek
Updated: March 17, 2015 - 12:42 pm

Jean Cleek, 85, Kearney, MO. passed away March 8, 2015. Visitation will be held 6:00-7:00 pm Thursday, March 12 at Tryst Falls Baptist Church, 22610 Missouri 92 Hwy, Kearney, MO with funeral service immediately following. Graveside service will be 2:00 pm Saturday, March 14 at Branson City Cemetery, Branson, MO. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to Tryst Falls Baptist Church.

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Monday 03/09/2015
Pete Kingery
Updated: March 10, 2015 - 10:39 am

Pete Kingery, 81, Kearney, MO, passed away March 5, 2015. A visitation will be held 1:00pm March 14, followed by a memorial service at 2:00 at Tryst Falls Baptist Church where Pete was a founding member.

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Thursday 03/05/2015
Delbert Eugene Smith
Updated: March 10, 2015 - 10:39 am

Delbert Eugene Smith 75 of Holt Missouri died Monday March 2, 2015.

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Monday 03/02/2015
Terry Michael Shores
Updated: March 03, 2015 - 8:22 am

Terry Michael Shores, 67, of Kearney, MO, passed away February 25, 2015, at home surrounded by his family.

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Wilbur Eugene Porter
Updated: March 03, 2015 - 8:22 am

Wilbur Eugene Porter, 68, of Lawson, MO, died February 23, 2015. Services will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Hidden Valley Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Kearney, MO. (816) 903-8888.

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Friday 02/27/2015
Beatrice “Betty” Ramsey
Updated: March 03, 2015 - 8:22 am

Beatrice “Betty” Ramsey, 80, passed away February 23, 2015. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Roger and Ann Ramsey of Kearney, Missouri; daughters: Carlita Green of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, Terry McNatt of Bolivar, Missouri, and Sandy Thomas of Tipton, Missouri; also, 10 Grandchildren & 17 Great Grandchildren. Condolences for the family may be left at ChurchArcherPasley.com (Arr: Church-Archer-Pasley Funeral Home, 119 E. Franklin St., Liberty, MO 64068, 816-781-2000)

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Thursday 02/26/2015
M. Leroy Lowe
Updated: March 03, 2015 - 8:22 am

M.LeRoy Lowe, 77, Kearney, MO. Passed Feb. 24, 2015 Services were Monday. Mar. 2 at Fry-Bross & Spidle Burial Memorial Park Cemetery.

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Tuesday 02/24/2015
Maurine Dray Nicely
Updated: February 24, 2015 - 11:05 am

Maurine Dray Nicely, 93, Kearney, died Feb 21, 2015 in North Kansas City Hospital.

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Anna Lee Calder
Updated: February 24, 2015 - 11:01 am

Anna Lee Calder, 79, Kearney, died Feb. 17, 2015 at her home. She was born Feb. 27, 1935 in Kearney, Mo.

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Monday 02/09/2015
Joyce Ann Norwood
Updated: February 10, 2015 - 10:36 am

Joyce Ann Cowan Norwood, 73, a longtime resident of Kearney, passed away February 6, 2015, at NorthCare Hospice House following a brief battle with cancer. Visitation will be held from 6-8 pm Sunday, February 8, at Park Lawn Northland Chapel, I-35 at State Route 291, Liberty. A service celebrating Joyce's life will be held at 10:00 am Monday, February 9, at the Park Lawn Northland Chapel. Burial will follow in Glenridge Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to NorthCare Hospice House or to the American Cancer Society.

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Elizabeth Nelson
Updated: February 10, 2015 - 10:36 am

Elizabeth Nelson, 97, passed away at the New Mark Care Center in Nashua, Missouri on February 6, 2015.

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Wednesday 02/04/2015
Carol La-Vae Kemp
Updated: February 10, 2015 - 10:36 am

Carol La-Vae Kemp, 79, Excelsior Springs, MO., passed away Feb. 2, 2015. Memorial visitation will be Sunday, February 8, 2015 from 1-2pm with service following at Fry-Bross & Spidle Funeral Home, Kearney, MO. The family suggests in lieu of flowers contributions be made to Excelsior Springs Convalescent Center, Excelsior Springs Hospice or The Liberty Alzheimer’s support group.

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Monday 02/02/2015
Wanda Rudolph
Updated: February 03, 2015 - 12:39 pm

Wanda Lou Rudolph, 73, Lathrop, a former resident of St. Joseph, passed away on Friday, January 30, 2015 at Liberty Hospital.

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Friday 01/30/2015
Parker Maddox Stults
Updated: February 03, 2015 - 12:39 pm

Parker Maddox Stults, nine year old son of Michael and Jennifer Stults of Kearney, MO, joined his brother Brisan in the arms of Jesus on January 23, 2015. He passed peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family and many friends. Visitation will be held from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, Thursday, January 29, at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, 1600 North State Route 291, Liberty. A service celebrating Parker's life will be held at 10:00 am Friday, January 30, at the church. Burial will follow in White Chapel Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to a fund in Parker's name to assist with expenses would be greatly appreciated. Checks payable to the Stults Memorial Fund may be left at the visitation or funeral or sent to Pony Express Bank, 215 North State Route 291, Liberty, MO 64068. You may also give to the memorial fund online at gofundme.com/parkerstults.

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Tuesday 01/27/2015
Christa Lynn (Keith) Maddux
Updated: January 27, 2015 - 11:22 am

Christa Lynn (Keith) Maddux, 59, of Holt, passed away January 25th, 2015. Christa is survived by her husband David, daughter Andrea (Jeremy) Sampson, son Ben (Kim) Maddux, and grandchildren Andy, Nick, Josh, Grace, Noah, and Hope. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, January 30th, at the Kearney United Methodist Church. Christa requested that donations be made to www.als.net in lieu of flowers.

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