Donald Tilman Stratton

Don Stratton, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, cousin, and friend, died Saturday morning, December 30, 2017, at home in the presence of his family.  Born November 13, 1924 in Kansas City, Missouri, to Elbert Tilman (E.T.) Stratton and Muriel (Umphrey) Stratton, his parents and brother, Kenneth Leroy Stratton,...

James Floyd Long

James “Floyd” Long, 76, Orrick, Mo., passed away December 29, 2017. James was born October 9, 1941 to Richard and Ethel (Roberts) Long. He was preceded in death by his parents; daughters, Shannon and Lisa; and sister, Donna Rickart. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Lilly...

Reverend Vernon Dale Fest

Vernon Dale Fest passed away December 25, 2017. He was born August 4, 1919 to Edward and Elizabeth (Smith) Fest of Decatur County, Iowa. Vernon is the fifth of six children. At age 20, Vernon met the love of his life, Reta Maxine Cox, and they were married June...

Ruby Jean Doss Marble Greeson

Ruby Jean Doss Marble Greeson, 81, Lawson, Mo., passed away December 28, 2017. Ruby was born August 24, 1936 to John Morrison and Emily Mae (Kniffin) Doss in Kansas City, Mo. She was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church. She is preceded in death by her parents; husbands,...

Illa Jeanne Woods

Jeanne Woods, 85, Excelsior Springs, Mo., passed away December 27, 2017 surrounded by her family. Jeanne was born June 24, 1932 to Rex E. and Twyla D. (Williams) Bridger in Elmira, Mo.  Jeanne was very creative and artistic, she made ceramics, counted cross-stitch, crocheted, knitted, was a great seamstress,...

Lisa, Brianna and Aria Luft

Lisa Luft, age 47, and her daughters, Brianna Luft, age 20, and Aria Luft, age 14, died December 26, 2017, in a car accident on the way to visit family in Colorado. God Blessed Lisa with an amazing marriage of 25 years to Brandon. God also blessed them with...

Saleena Ariel Senzee

Saleena Ariel Senzee, 18, went to be with the Lord December 26, 2017. Saleena was born in Liberty, Missouri on January 12, 1999 to William Kirk Senzee and Blanca Quinones Senzee. Saleena was the youngest of 21 grandchildren and although she was the youngest, she was able to teach...

Dana Lynn Eubank

Dana Lynn Eubank, 58, of Raymore, Mo., passed away peacefully December 20, 2017 surrounded by family and friends. Dana was born August 26, 1959 in Excelsior Springs, Mo.  She was the daughter of Richard “Dick” Wilson and Gerri (Bennett) Wilson. She is survived by her father; brother, Jeff; daughter,...

Helen M. Oldham

Helen M. Oldham, age 92, of Kearney, Mo., passed away Monday evening, December 25, 2017 at Oak Point Assisted Living and Memory Care in Kearney, Mo.  She was born August 8, 1925 at Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of Willis and Ruby Baker. On April 6, 1942 she married...

Ronna Lee Hawkins

Ronna Lee Hawkins, age 61, of Excelsior Springs, Mo., passed away Friday evening, December 22, 2017 at Liberty Hospital. She was born April 8, 1956, the daughter of Wilbur and Ramona McDaniel. Ronna had put up a hard fight from chronic health problems and was known as a very...

Audrey L. Dye

Audrey L. Dye of Kearney, Mo., loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, passed away December 18, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill, her parents, and one brother. She is survived by her sister, five children, 16 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren....

Jackie “Jack” Dean Gannaway

Jackie “Jack” Dean Gannaway, 81, of Kearney, Mo. and Eagle Rock, Mo., went to be with the Lord and his beloved wife, Linda on December 19, 2017.  He was born on August 22, 1936 in Lathrop, Mo., to John and Dorothy Gannaway. He was united in marriage to Linda...