Donald “Donnie” W. Summers, 73, of Lathrop, MO passed away with loved ones by his side on September 28, 2023.He was born on April 10, 1950 to Donald Rupert and Geraldine Adell (Hallmark) Summers in Smithville, MO. Donnie grew up in Smithville and graduated from Smithville High School in 1968.On November 26, 1976 he was united in marriage to Tina Collier. After their marriage they lived in Smithville and in 1997 they moved their family to the farm in Lathrop.Donnie was a third-generation farmer. He farmed with his dad, son and grandsons from Smithville to Lathrop and everywhere in between....Funeral Service : 10/06/2023
Phyllis Jamison, 88, of Platte City, MO passed away on September 24, 2023.She was born on December 16, 1934 to John Clifford and Lucille Abby (Walker) Martin in Atchison, KS. Phyllis grew up in the Atchison area where she attended school.On June 17, 1960 she was united in marriage to George A. Jamison. After their they lived in the Platte City area where they made their home.Phyllis worked for Hallmark Cards for 25 years. She loved gardening, fishing, and going to the Casino.She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Marilyn Kay Gibson; granddaughter, Kelli Knighton; grandsons, Greg Jamison...Funeral Service : 09/28/2023
Leonard Kay “LT” Musser, Jr.,75, of Gower, MO passed away September 24, 2023.He was born on November 12, 1947, to Leonard Kay, Sr. and Bessie Bernice (Reynolds) Musser in St. Joseph, MO. He grew up in Gower and in 1966 he graduated from Gower High School. On February 25, 1971, he was united in marriage to Debra Lynn Lawson. After their marriage they lived in Gower where they made their home with their daughter Rachael. Debi passed away on January 18, 1980.He delivered farm fuel and propane in the area for Frazier Oil until his retirement in 2018 after 42...Funeral Service : 09/30/2023
Billy A. Edwards, 85, of Smithville, MO, formerly of Dearborn, MO passed away September 21, 2023.He was born on September 12, 1938, to Ralph and Audrey (Boydston) Edwards in Smithville, MO. He grew up in Dearborn, MO and attended North Platte School. He then served his country in the United State Army where he was stationed in Alaska. On June 4, 1960, he was united in marriage to Emma L. “Tee” Jameson. After their marriage they lived in Dearborn where they made their home. In 2014 they moved to Smithville, MO. Tee passed away on May 12, 2016.Billy was a...Funeral Service : 09/27/2023
Randy Joe Boydston, 69, of Camden Point, MO passed away September 17, 2023.He was born on June 25, 1954, to Ernest Raymond and Lela Maxine (Wright) Boydston in St. Joseph, MO. Randy grew up on the family farm in Camden Point and graduated in 1972 from North Platte High School.On March 15, 1974, he was united in marriage to Cheryl Russell. After their marriage they lived in the Camden Point area where they made their home.Randy farmed for several years until his retirement when he went to work for Clyde Hill. Clyde taught him all he knew about dirt work...Funeral Service : 09/17/2023
Edna E. Coldsmith passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 16, 2023, at the Gower Convalescent Center in Gower, MO. She was 95.Edna was born May 1, 1928, in Weleetka, OK to William D. Howell and Theresa M. (Newmaster) Howell. Her family later moved to Okmulgee, OK, where she graduated high school in 1946. She attended the Texas State College for Women in Denton, TX, and transferred to The University of Tulsa, where she graduated in 1951 with a Bachelor of Arts degree.She taught elementary school in Overland Park, KS where she met the love of her life, Donald C. Coldsmith...Funeral Service : 09/16/2023
Lawrence “Larry” Eugene McDonald age 71, of Gladstone MO, left this world on September 13, 2023. He was born on November 25, 1951 to Lee and Dorothy McDonald. Larry grew up in Sibley, Levasy, and Independence Missouri. He graduated from Fort Osage High School in 1969.He was preceded in death by both parents, his little brother Randy McDonald, and his niece Amanda McDonald. Survivors include his wife Cathy of Gladstone MO; his daughters, Amber Toates (Nick Reynolds) and Aubrey Wilson (Richard) both of Blue Springs MO; his grandchildren, Alaynna, Richard, Logan, Jake, Alyvia, Katelin, Alexis, and Destiny; his brothers David...
Delbert DuBois, 86, of Kansas City, MO passed away, September 12, 2023.Memorial Service: 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 7th at Hixson-Klein Funeral Home in Smithville. Inurnment: Reed Cemetery, Trimble, MO.Funeral Service : 10/07/2023
Martha “Lori” Fields, 78, of Smithville, MO passed away, September 10, 2023.She was born on February 2, 1945 to Lee and Dannie Mae (Kirby) Ketner in Oklahoma. Martha grew up in Noble, Oklahoma and graduated from Noble High School.She was preceded in death by her parents and her brothers, Jesse Ketner, Doc Ketner, and Frank Ketner.Lori is survived by her children, David Allen Kellogg and Lisa (Rob) Roseman; grandchildren, Lacey, Melodie, Dustin, Amanda, Erica; great-grandchildren, Wyhatt, Raelynn, Madalynn, and Maverick; sisters, Ginny Keller and Inez Keller; sister-in-law, Billie Ketner; several nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.Private Family Services...
Cecelia E. “Sissy” (Gardner) Chesnut, 96, of Dearborn, MO went to her heavenly home on September 8, 2023, at the Gower Convalescent Center.She was born to Elmer and Mary Gardner on August 14, 1927. She graduated from DeKalb High School in May of 1946.On August 30, 1946, she was united in marriage to John W. Chesnut. Afterwards, they lived near Dearborn where they made their home. The marriage produced two sons, Tom and Bernard. John passed away on November 10, 2000. Sissy was a member of the United Methodist Church of Dearborn. Her career was in the medical field, where...Funeral Service : 09/11/2023
Charles Wilbur Kidwell, 86, of Edgerton, MO passed away, September 8, 2023.He was born on September 14, 1936 to Robert Wilbur and Olive Marie (Creekmore) Kidwell in Martinsville, MO. Charles grew up in Martinsville, MO and graduated from Bethany High School. He then proudly served his country in the U.S. Army Reserves and the U.S. Air Force.On December 23, 1961 he was united in marriage to Joyce Johnson. After their marriage they lived in Weston, MO and moved to Edgerton in 2013.Charles was a truck driver for Pepsi and retired from Food Barn in 1993. He loved fishing, gardening, camping...
Charles Edward Barr, Jr. 81, of Gladstone, MO passed away, September 7, 2023.He was born on September 17, 1941 to Charles Edward Sr. and Margaret F. (Gerling) Barr in Marshall, MO. Charlie grew up in Marshall and graduated from St. Pius X High School in Kansas City, MO. He then served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.On June 11, 1966 he was united in marriage to Cheryl K. Knipp. After their marriage they lived in Gladstone where they made their home. His wife, Cheryl, preceded him in death on February 17, 2021.Charlie was a car...
Dearle James Wamsley, 75, passed away peacefully at home on August 26, 2023 in Smithville, Missouri surrounded by his family. Dearle was born during a blizzard in January 1948, at the home of the local doctor. He was the son of Eunice and Daniel Wamsley, and grew up on a farm in Whiting, Kansas, learning the importance of hard work and the love of family. Dearle graduated High School in 1966 and then joined the United States Air Force. A small-town man at heart, he was thrust out to explore more of the world during his time stationed at Hickam...Funeral Service : 09/01/2023
On August 25, 2023, Joyce Lynne (Morgan) Gandy passed away peacefully at her home in Gower, MO surrounded by her family. Joyce was born to Alfred Leroy and Frances Irene (Hibler) Morgan on September 13, 1942, in Independence, MO. She grew up in Kansas City, MO where she graduated from East High School. In 1961, she met the love of her life, Dale Gandy, and they united in marriage later that year on September 1st. Dale and Joyce built their first home in Trimble, MO, where they resided until later moving to a farm outside of Gower, MO that would...Funeral Service : 08/29/2023
Wesley Russell Yager, 63, of St. Joseph, MO passed away, August 24, 2023.He was born August 23, 1960 to Monte Dee Sr and Pat Ruth (Lane) Yager in St. Joseph, MO. He grew up in St. Joseph and graduated Lafayette High School. In 1984 he was united in marriage to Dina Nelson. After their marriage they lived in St. Joseph and had two children. Wes worked at Continental Screw Conveyor in St. Joseph for over 20 years and retired from Summit Truck Bodies in Wathena, KS. He was an avid outdoorsman and a car and truck enthusiast.Wes was preceded in...Funeral Service : 08/31/2023
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