Willard “Bill” T. Bangle

Willard “Bill” T. Bangle, 96, of Excelsior Springs, Mo., passed away June 13, 2018. Willard was born in Lindsey, Ark., on July 24, 1921, the son of Eric and Myrtle (Brolliar) Bangle. He married Gillis W. West in Upland, Calif. Willard was a W.W.II marine veteran and fought in...

James D. Berning

James D. Berning, 82, of Excelsior Springs, Mo., passed away June 9, 2018. He was a United States Army veteran. James was a lifelong Kansas City Royals fan and a faithful servant of his Lord. He will be greatly missed. He is survived by his wife, Betty, of 62...

Linda S. Reeve

Linda Sue (Durm) Reeve, 62, of Excelsior Springs, Mo., passed away June 6, 2018 as a result of pancreatic cancer. Born July 29, 1955 in Ord, Neb., she lived the first 14 years of her life in Bartlesville, Okla., before moving to the Kansas City area. She graduated from...

John B. Huxtable

John B. “JBird” Huxtable, 66, Kearney, Mo., passed June 3, 2018. John was born June 24, 1951 to Marvin Sr. and Dorothy (Amos) Huxtable in Smithville, Mo.  He retired after 23 years with the railroad. JBird had a love for music and enjoyed playing guitar.  He spent time working...

Walter Garland Phipps

Walter Garland Phipps, 65, Lathrop, Mo., passed away June 1, 2018. Walter was born July 23, 1952 to William and Dorothy Phipps in Kansas City, Mo.  He attended Oak Park High School, earning his G.E.D in 1997. He worked for many years as an auto body/fender man. Walter was...

Richard Perry Coulter

Richard Perry Coulter, 82, of Kearney, Mo., passed away May 30, 2018. Richard is survived by his sister, Lucille Coulter; children, Stephen Coulter, Kimberly, and Jennifer Cooney; grandchildren, Ian Heisler, Megan Coulter, and Pheadra Santana; and great grandchildren, Kaylee and Maxwell Cooper, Ethan and Adelie Heisler, and Justin and...

Milton Leroy Alley

Milton Leroy Alley died at home in peace with his wife, Esther, by his side on Monday, May 28, 2018.  He was 82 years old. He was proceeded in death by his father, Jim Alley; his mother, Lottie Fern Whistler Alley; his brothers, Robert and Jay Alley; and his...

Richard “Keith” Dale

Richard “Keith” Dale passed away on May 27, 2018 at his home in Kearney, Mo.  He was born on August 26, 1965, in Excelsior Springs, Mo. He attended Ft. Osage schools and graduated in 1983.  Keith had lived in Kearney and Liberty, Mo., the last 20 years. Keith will...

Donnie Gene Mullikin

Donnie Gene Mullikin, 85, Excelsior Springs, Mo. (Wood Heights), passed away peacefully in his sleep on May 22, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. Donnie was born June 17, 1932 in Excelsior Springs, Mo., to Franklin and Mary Fern (Patton) Mullikin.  He served in the Army during the Korean...

Dorothy Teeter

Dorothy Teeter, 89, of Kansas City, Missouri, died Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Excelsior Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Dorothy was born in a farming community in Milan, Missouri. She spent her childhood there with nine other brothers and sister. After graduation, she moved to Kansas City, Missouri, and...

Monte McLin

Monte McLin passed away unexpectedly on the morning of May 16, 2018. He will be remembered forever as a great athlete, winning water ski championships over the span of more than three decades, and a loyal, knowledgeable mentor to those who got to work with him. If you ever...

Alan F. Rhea

Alan F. Rhea, 58, of Kearney, Mo., passed away suddenly at his home on May 14, 2018. Alan was born on August 15, 1959 to Richard and Velma (Conley) Rhea in Cassville, Mo. He was the oldest of four children. He graduated from Purdy High School with the Class...