Charles William Cone Jr.

Charles William Cone Jr., “Chuck Cone”, of Excelsior Springs, Mo., passed away on July 26, 2018 at home. Chuck was born on January 12, 1935 in Lordsburg, New Mexico. Charles was an Army veteran serving during the Korean War. Chuck was the quintessential blue collar worker. He drove a...

Luella Gallinger

Luella “Toots” Mae Edwards Gallinger, 98, of Kearney, Mo., passed away July 27, 2018. She was born November 8, 1919 to parents, Henry J. and Lina Edwards, northwest of Rosendale. She graduated from Rosendale High School and attended the Johnson School of Business in St. Joseph, Mo. On November...

Ival Zirjacks

Ival Zirjacks, 72, of Excelsior Springs, Mo., passed away July 26, 2018. Ival was born December 12, 1945 in Rayville, Mo., to Walter and Theta Zirjacks. Ival worked construction as a drywaller. Ival was an avid bowler who had three 300 games and one 800 series. Ival played a...

Wanda Sue Graham

Wanda Sue Graham, 63, of Excelsior Springs, Mo., succumbed to her COPD and passed away July 25, 2018. Mrs. Graham was born on March 5, 1955 in Pueblo, Colo. Wanda was a loving and forgiving person who had a real passion for her children, Cassie and Carrie, and, as...

Albert “Al” Lee Harrison

Albert “Al” Lee Harrison, Lawson, Missouri, passed away on July 21, 2018. Al was born in Martin, TN on June 10, 1934 to his parents, RV and Kathryn Harrison. He graduated from Martin High School in 1953. Al was married to Lyndall Rials on July 14, 1954; they were...

Rachel Clements

Rachel Clements, 71, of Excelsior Springs, Mo., passed away July 19, 2018 at Shirkey Nursing Home of cancer and COPD. Mrs. Clements was born August 1, 1946 in Kewanee, Mo.  She loved art, painting, nature, music, TV, Elvis, and dolphins. Rachel was preceded in death by by her parents,...

Mannis A.V. Finley

Mannis Finley, 93, Kearney, MO, passed away July 16, 2018. Mannis was born February 16, 1925 in Liberty, MO, to John Reece and Elaney Finley. He is preceded in death by his parents and two sons, Mannis Troy Finley and Kenneth Grant Finley. Mannis is survived by his wife,...

Ronald Anthony Rusch

Ronald Anthony Rusch, 75, of Kansas City, Mo., passed away July 17, 2018 in Colorado Springs, Colo. Mr. Rusch was born on October 8, 1942 in Chicago, Ill. Ron was a veteran of the United States Army.  He was an active member of St. James for more than 40...

Ruth Eleanor Cave

Ruth Eleanor Cave, 97, of Kearney, Mo., died peacefully on July 7, 2018. Ruth was born March 26, 1921 to John T. and Julia Ann (Thomas) Massey in Gower, Mo.  She married Darrell L. Cave on October 4, 1940 and they were married over 73 years, until Darrell’s death...

Charles David Swearingin

Charles David Swearingin Sr., 82, of Wood Heights, Mo., went to be with the Lord, Saturday, July 7, 2018. Charles was born October 19, 1935 in Ray County to Orbria and Eva Swearingin. Charles was a lifelong resident of Excelsior Springs, Mo.  He was a kind, loving, compassionate man. ...

Jackie Mae Ferguson

Jackie Mae Ferguson, 90, of Pleasant Hill, Mo., passed away July 7, 2018. Jackie Mae Ferguson was born in Clifton, Tennessee on April 23, 1928 to Elmer and Ola Williams.  In 1951, Jackie moved to the Kansas City area with her husband, Reverend Dennis Louis Smith.  They were married...

Joy Marie Payne

Joy Marie Payne, age 23, was taken to be with Jesus on July 5, 2018. Joy was born on September 22, 1994, to Don and Nita Payne. She is a lifelong resident of Lawson, Missouri, graduating from the class of 2013. Joy had a wonderful high school experience. She...