Doris Lukens

Doris Lukens passed away peacefully on May 30, 2017. Doris was born in St. Louis, Mo., on May 4, 1934 to Carl and Clotene Lukens. She was an only child, but never felt like it as she always had lots of cousins and friends in her home. Doris was...

Eleanor May (Howell) McMinimy

Eleanor May McMinimy, 84, was called home to be with her Lord on May 29, 2017. She lived in Excelsior Springs, Mo., since moving from Kansas City, Mo., in 2010. She loved her Lord, chose to serve Him, and attended Lawson Baptist Church, Lawson, Mo., as often as she...

Barbara Fae Rambo

Barbara Fae Rambo, of Excelsior Springs, passed away May 23, 2017 at Northcare Hospice House in Kansas City, Mo., battling a variety of health issues after having a heart attack. She was comfortable and surrounded by those who loved her the entire time. Barbara was born in Minnesota to...

Carolyn Sue (Duncan) Bethards

Carolyn Sue (Duncan) Bethards, a life-long resident of Excelsior Springs, Mo., went to be with her Heavenly Father on Monday, May 22, 2017, at the age of 67. Born May 13, 1950, in Excelsior Springs to Ronald and Louise Duncan, Carolyn was one of six children. Carolyn accepted Jesus...

Philip Ray Piburn

Philip Ray Piburn, 73, of Excelsior Springs, Mo., passed away Monday, May 15, 2017. He was born June 5, 1943 in Excelsior Springs, Mo., to Jim and Ruth Piburn. Phil was an advocate HAM Radio Operator and worked at Whitaker Cable Corporation for 20 years. He enjoyed spending time...

Dorothy D. Miller

Dorothy Damaris (Jacob) Miller passed away peacefully at Our Lady of Mercy Country Home in Liberty, Mo., on Saturday, May 13, 2017. She was 95 years old. Dorothy was born in Reading, Kans., on July 22, 1921 to Elmer and Lena (Marshinsky) Jacob. She married Harry D. Miller on...

Anna Bratcher

Anna L. Bratcher, 91, of Lexington, Mo., formerly of Excelsior Springs, passed away May 10, 2017. Anna was born May 11, 1925 in St. Joseph, Mo., to Raymond and Ellen (McGonigle) Studdard. On April 18, 1941 she married Lyle V. Bratcher. He preceded her in death on December 4,...

Robert “Bob” Werner

Robert “Bob” Werner passed away on Sunday, May 7, 2017. Robert was born in Norfolk, Neb., on October 24, 1950 to Kenneth and Eva Werner. His hobbies in life included golf, restoring tractors, the outdoors and spending time with his children and grandchildren. He is survived by his wife,...

Margaret Lillian DeVinny

Margaret was born November 7, 1930 in Texas. One of eight children of Mary Ione “Shoestring” Sustala and John Sustala. She married Paul DeVinny in Waco, Texas, and then moved to Kansas City as a young woman. Margaret loved her four children and two stepchildren. Margaret was a dedicated...

Ralph E. Wilson

Ralph E. Wilson, of Lathrop, Mo., passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, May 3, 2017.  He was 84 years old. Ralph was born in Coloma, Mo., on October 1, 1932 to Sherman and Minnie (Smith) Wilson.  He married Carolyn J. Banning Smith on May 8, 1968.  She...

Lucian Dominic Teegarden

Lucian Dominic Teegarden, 6, Cameron, Mo., passed away May 3, 2017. Lucian was born October 24, 2010 to Dalton Teegarden and Ashley Okorn in Chillicothe, Mo. He is survived by his parents and step parents, Dalton (Ashton) Teegarden, Ashley Okorn and David Shoenrock; brother, Nikoli Teegarden; sisters, Joslyn Teegarden...