John Michael Cooper

John Michael “Mickey” Cooper, was born March 2, 1943 to Jack Hoyt and Gladys Harrington Cooper in Kansas City, Mo. John graduated from St. Mary’s Grade School and attended Paseo High School in Kansas City, Mo. He joined the United States Army in 1960 where he was selected as...

Gerald D. Calder

Gerald D. “Zeke” Calder, 94, of Holt, Mo., passed away August 11, 2018, at Liberty Hospital. He was born February 12, 1924, in Kearney, Mo., the son of Mae (Boggess) and John Quincy Calder. Zeke graduated from Holt High School. On January 7, 1945, he married Rose Marie Albers....

Madeline Skinner Allen

Madeline Skinner Allen, born January 4, 1928, went to be with her Lord and Savior on August 11, 2018.  Madeline, a lifelong resident of Lawson, Mo., was born in Orrick, Mo., to Loyd A. Skinner and Ruby M. Cavender Skinner. She was preceded in death by her husband of...

Charles Fremont Denison III

Charles Fremont Denison III, 67, a resident of Liberty, passed away peacefully on August 11, 2018, in North Kansas City. Charles was born in Providence, Rhode Island, the oldest of five brothers. He had a college degree from Cameron University, Lawton, Oklahoma. He was preceded in death by his...

Neva L. Jones

Neva L. Jones passed into heaven Friday, August 10, 2018 with her daughters at her side. She was born April 14, 1928 in New Albany, Kansas, to Clifford and Blanche Tyner Morris. She was united in marriage on February 15, 1947 to Eldon Jones. She went to work for...

Edward William Pridgen

Edward William Pridgen entered this world on March 10, 1947 destined to be a farm boy in the rolling fields of Afton, Iowa.  He fulfilled the normal farm-boy duties of bailing and hauling hay, feeding and watering the animals and also participated in extracurricular activities like playing football and...

James Edwin Roberts

James “Jim” Edwin Roberts passed away on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 88 years of age. He was born on March 29, 1930 and was the third generation to live on the family farm in Clay County, Missouri. He was preceded in death by his parents, Cleveland James Roberts...

Kathy Ann Martin

Kathy Ann Martin, 62, Excelsior Springs, Mo., passed away August 6, 2018 at her home. Mrs. Martin was born August 30, 1955 to Norbert “Shorty” and Betty Gamblin in Independence, Mo. She graduated from Decatur Community High School in Oberlin, Kans., in 1973.  She enjoyed reading, cooking, crocheting and...

Kenneth Wayne Beal Sr.

Kenneth Wayne Beal Sr., 76, Lawson, Mo., passed away August 5, 2018 at Northcare Hospice House. Kenneth was born December 23, 1941 to Horace and Ottie (Knighten) Beal in Jacksonville, Ala. He was a U.S. Navy veteran. Kenneth worked at various manufacturing plants throughout his career. He was a...

Betty Joyce Rash

Betty Joyce Rash, 75, Lawson, Mo., passed away on August 3, 2018. Betty was born December 18, 1942 to Lester J.D. and Lorene Rodgers in Earle, Arkansas.  She married Freddie Gene Rash on April 7, 1962.  Betty was a member of the Lawson Baptist Church.  She enjoyed fishing, gardening,...