Eileen Mildlred Looman

Eileen Mildred Looman, 101, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 24, 2017 at Excelsior Springs Nursing and Rehab. Eileen was born July 18, 1915 in Kansas City, Mo., to the late Thomas Alfred and Sarah Ann Beear, who were from Barking, England. Eileen married her sweetheart, Carl Looman, on...

Loretta Kathleen (Bratcher) Easley

Loretta Easley, 81, Excelsior Springs, Mo., passed away February 23, 2017. Loretta was born March 11, 1935 in Liberty, Mo. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby H. Easley; a son, Bobby W. Easley; and a daughter, Teresa E. Bradley. Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Deborah R....

William M. Richey

William M. Richey, 76, Holt, Mo., passed away on February 21, 2017. He is the son of William A. Richey and Laura Catherine Richey. William was a farmer, a Real Estate Broker/owner, a Land Developer/owner and a Real Estate Construction Company/owner in the greater Kansas City, Holt, Kearney and...

Betty Lou Pyron

Betty Lou Pyron, 87, of Excelsior Springs, passed away February 20, 2017. Betty was born February 12, 1930 to Louis Silvester and Sally Mae Ford of Holt, Mo. Betty was the wife of pastor Toby Pyron, who founded Woodland Baptist Church. Betty was considered the first lady of Woodland...

Donna Sue Bush Keefhaver

Donna Sue Keefhaver, 59, Holt, Mo., passed away February 19, 2017 at her home. Donna was born August 28, 1957 to Vernon and Gladys Bush. She was proceeded in death by her father. She leaves behind her best friend, Nick Blank; mother, Gladys Anderson Tellfer; sister, Lisa (Ron) McEntire;...

Madison Hart Ellington

Madison Hart Ellington, 31, Kearney, Mo., passed away on February 17, 2017. Madison Hart Ellington, son of Bennie and Debra Ellington, was born on December 21, 1985. Madison graduated from Kearney High School in 2004 and had received an AS in Computer Network Management from ITT institute. He was...

Jerry O’Leary

Jerry O’Leary, 80, Excelsior Springs, Mo., passed away February 16, 2017. Jerry was born November 23, 1936 to Gerald E. and Edith (Richards) O’Leary in Madison Township, Ohio. Jerry was a longtime member of First United Methodist Church of Excelsior Springs. He was a member of the KC Fine...

Connie Kay Deere

Connie Kay Deere passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at St. Lukes Hospital. Connie was born on February 1, 1943 in Fulton, Ill., to John and Katherine Balk. As a graduate of Moline Public Nursing School, Connie was an RN in Moline, Detroit, Washington,...

Charles E. Asberry

Charles “Ed” Asberry, 85, Excelsior Springs, Mo., passed away February 15, 2017. Charles was born November 6, 1931 in Ellington, Mo., to Charles and Essie (Weems) Asberry. He attended school in St. Louis, Mo., graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1949. He was united in marriage to Sondra Kintner...

Vernon Cordell King

Vernon Cordell King passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at North Kansas City Hospital. Vernon was born October 20, 1923 in Vibbard, Mo., to Anna (Clevenger) and Clarence King. He was a proud World War II Army veteran and tank commander during the famous...

Nelson L. “Swede” Dykes

Nelson L. “Swede” Dykes, 79, passed away February 7, 2017 at Valley Manor in Excelsior Springs, Mo. Nelson was born January 1, 1938 in Holt, Mo., to Guy and Dorothy (Carlson) Dykes. He graduated from Lawson High School in 1956. He worked as a truck driver most of his...

Santos Gutierrez

Santos Gutierrez, 90, died February 3, 2017, at his home in Excelsior Springs, M0. He was born November 1, 1926, in a Union Pacific Section house in Josselyn, Neb. Santos was a W.W. II Army Veteran. He served 18 months as a radio technician in Alaska. He later enlisted...