Clayton Wayne Cashatt, 63, of Gower, MO passed away November 21, 2021.He was born on July 1, 1958, to Louie William and Mary Loraine (Mulford) Cashatt in Chillicothe, MO. Clayton grew up in Breckenridge, MO and in 1976, he graduated from Breckenridge High School. On July 9, 1977, he was united in marriage to Linda Gail Wright. In 1984 they moved to Gower, MO where they raised their family and made their home. Clayton worked for several body shops in the area and in 1988 he and Linda, opened Clayton’s Carriage Works in Gower. He was known for being a...Funeral Service : 11/29/2021
Patricia Hesson, 85, of St. Joseph, MO, formerly of Gower, MO passed away November 18, 2021.She was born on January 4, 1936 in Colfax, Iowa. Pat grew up in Colfax and graduated from Colfax High School in 1954. She then attended Drake University where she received her Associate Degree.On December 29, 1957 she was united in marriage to Maurice Eugene Hesson. After their marriage they made their home in Gower, MO. In 2004 they moved to St. Joseph. Her husband, Maurice, preceded her in death on August 18, 2020.She was a former of the Gower Baptist Church and a member...Funeral Service : 11/23/2021
Keith Westpfahl, 81, of Smithville, MO passed away, November 10, 2021.He was born on November 12, 1939 to Earnest and Margaret (Anderson) Westpfahl in Kansas City, Kansas. Keith grew up in Wyandotte County and graduated from Washington High School.On March 26, 1960 he was united in marriage to Wanda Jackson. After their marriage they lived in Smithville where they made their home.Keith worked for Wyeth Laboratories in North Kansas City and retired after 35 years. After his retirement he worked for the Smithville School District. He was preceded in death by his parents and his son, Rodney Westpfahl.Keith is survived...Funeral Service : 11/15/2021
Kathlyn L. “Kitty” Ford, 73, of Stewartsville, MO passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on November 10, 2021.She was born on February 22, 1948, to Harold Finis and Saramae (Utter) Brinton in St. Joseph, MO. Kitty grew up in rural Dearborn and attended North Platte School. The family then moved to rural Gower where Kitty graduated from Gower High School in 1966. On March 23, 1973, she was united in marriage to Mike Ford. After their marriage they lived in the Kansas City Metro area and in 1982 they moved to Gower where they made their home.Kitty worked in...Funeral Service : 11/13/2021
James Benjamin Taylor, 96, of Easton, MO passed away, November 6, 2021.He was born on August 15, 1925 to Robert William and Mattie Loie (Matthews) Taylor in Gower, MO. Ben grew up in Gower and graduated from Gower High School. He then served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII.On February 24, 1949 he was united in marriage to Shirley Keller. After their marriage they lived in Gower and later moved near Easton where they made their home. His wife, Shirley, passed away February 9, 2019.Ben worked for Dugdale Packing Company and later the Buchanan County Highway Department. He...
Rosemary Occhipinti, 65 of Trimble, Mo formerly of Gladstone, MO. passed away November 2, 2021.She was born on August 24, 1956, to Vincent and Pauline (Landers) Sciara in Raytown, MO where she grew up and graduated from Raytown High School in 1974.Rosemary was a buyer for several industrial companies all over the United States. She had a passion for rescuing cats and loved garage sales and estate sales. Rosemary was the best Nanie to her grandchildren. She was a very optimistic person who had an infectious smile and will be greatly missed. She was preceded in death by her parents,...Funeral Service : 11/06/2021
M. Genevieve Clark, 96, of Kansas City, MO passed away, October 31, 2021.She was born on July 17, 1925 in Muscogee, Oklahoma. Genevieve grew up in Platte County and graduated from Platte City High School.On July 4, 1942 she was united in marriage to Norman Clark. After their marriage they lived in Platte County and made their home in Northern Heights. Her husband, Norman, passed away, June 24, 2009.Genevieve retired from Firestone Tire and Rubber Company. Genevieve and Norman were members of the Holiday Ramblers RV Club. She loved to crochet, knit, listen to music, and play solitaire. Genevieve crocheted...Funeral Service : 11/05/2021
William Claude Smith, 69, of St. Joseph, MO passed away, October 31, 2021.He was born on March 29, 1952 to Prinston and Audrey (Lohman) Smith in Smithville, MO. Claude graduated from Plattsburg High School.Claude lived most of his life in the Holt and Plattsburg area. He loved to spend time on the farm.He was preceded in death by his parents, and his former wife and mother of his children, Andrea Sue Smith.Claude is survived by his children, Connie (Jeremy) Decker and Brian Smith; grandchildren, Zachary Decker, Austin Smith, Isabayla Smith, and Paxton Smith; other relatives and many friends.Graveside Service: 11:00...Funeral Service : 11/06/2021
Betty June Jones, 91, of St. Joseph, MO formerly of Kearney, MO passed away October 29, 2021.She was born on June 21, 1930, to Edward and Ethel Edith (Johnson) Lewellen in Kingston, MO. Betty grew up in Caldwell County Missouri in the community of Far West. She later graduated from Northeast High School in Kansas City, MO.On October 28, 1951, she was united in marriage to Eben Jones. After their marriage they lived in Hamilton, MO, Gower, MO and later settled in Kearney, MO where they made their home. Eben passed away on January 10, 2000. Betty held a variety...Funeral Service : 11/03/2021
Judith Kay Holder, 78, of Gower, MO passed away October 28, 2021.She was born on December 27, 1942 to Albert Donald and Virginia Ruth (Russell) Cone in St. Joseph, MO. Judy grew up in rural Gower, MO and in 1961 she graduated from Gower High School. She attended Missouri Western State College. After high school, Judy was united in marriage to her high school sweetheart John Thomas Holder. After their marriage they lived in Plattsburg and later moved to Gower where they made their home.She worked as a real-estate agent in Buchanan and Clinton County for many years. Judy loved...Funeral Service : 10/28/2021
Milton E. Hensley, 76, of Platte City, MO passed away, October 15, 2021.He was born on April 15, 1945 to Milton M. and Ruth (Stewart) Hensley on St. Joseph, MO. Bubby graduated from North Platte High School. He then served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.On February 21, 1969 he was united in marriage to MaryDean Perkins. After their marriage they Platte County. Bubby worked for the MO State Highway Department for 30 years. After his retirement, he worked for the City of Platte City for 13 years. He was an avid mechanic and accomplished carpenter....Funeral Service : 10/19/2021
Desi Davis, 68, of Edgerton, MO passed away October 15, 2021.She was born October 4, 1953 to Charles Austin and Lettie Jo (King) Rector in Smithville, MO. Desi grew up in Paradise, MO, Sunnyvale, CA and graduated from high school in Valley Center, KS.On January 11, 1985 she was united in marriage to Michael Davis. After their marriage they lived in Edgerton where they made their home. Her husband preceded her in death on November 28, 2016.She was a member of Community of Christ in Smithville. Desi loved more than anything her home and family..…..and Christmas. Desi was very creative,...Funeral Service : 10/20/2021
Michael Schonewetter, 66, of Smithville, MO passed away, October 10, 2021.He was born on July 4, 1955 to Raymond and Lois (Slates) Schonewetter in Lamar, MO. Mike grew up in Smithville and graduated from Smithville High School.Mike was preceded in death by his father.He is survived by his mother, Lois Schonewetter; children, Nathan (Mallory) Schonewetter, Ashley (Jeromy) Darr, and Sammi Schonewetter; grandchildren, Dayton, Darian, Charley, Kynlee, and Ivy; brother, Alvin (Nancy) Schonewetter; sisters, Gail (Robert) Matthews, Connie (P.A.) Shackelford, Lea Ann Moore and Brenda Estes; several nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.Private Family Inurnment at Community of Smithville...
Maureen O’Neill, 75, of Trimble, MO passed away, October 10, 2021.She was born on May 28, 1946 to John and Helen (Lawson) Lowell in Hamilton, Scotland. Maureen grew up in Hamilton where she graduated high school. On October 25, 1969 she was united in marriage to Jim O’Neill. After their marriage they lived in Larkhall, Scotland and Hamilton, Scotland. In 1981 they moved to the United States. Jim and Maureen lived in Kansas City, MO, Keller, TX and settled in Trimble, MO.She was a member of the Catholic faith. Maureen loved spending time with her husband, her two daughters, and...Funeral Service : 10/15/2021
James Michael Pflugradt, Sr. 81, of Gower, MO passed away October 9, 2021.He was born on February 7, 1940, to Andrew W. and Lillie M. (Simpson) Pflugradt in St. Joseph, MO where he grew up and attended school at Lake Contrary.Mike worked for Frazier & Farris in Gower, MO where he retired in 2005. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Mike loved his animals, especially his dogs Toby and Cassie.He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Larry, Andy and Henry, Sr.; and sisters Lillian and Dorothy. Mike is survived by his companion Rose; his sons Jay (Jennifer)...Funeral Service : 10/14/2021
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