Dorothy Maxine Carey

Dorothy Maxine Carey, 98, of Chillicothe, Mo., passed away December 15, 2018. Maxine was born in Denver, Colo., on October 25, 1920 to parents Peachie Mae (Adams) and William Emmett Nash. She graduated from Norborne High School and went on to graduate from Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville,...

Ronald “Bud” Leonard Smith

Ronald “Bud” Leonard Smith, age 86, of Excelsior Springs, Mo., passed away at Valley Manor Nursing Home Saturday, December 8, 2018. Ronald was born February 27, 1932 in Excelsior Springs, Mo., to Effie and Harry Smith. Ronald served in the Army during the Korean War. He married Frances Louise...

Gloria Bove’ Hanlon

Gloria Bove’ Hanlon, 92, of Kansas City, Mo., passed away on December 10, 2018 at North Kansas City Hospital/NorthCare Hospice House. Gloria was born on April 1, 1926 in Bayside, N.Y. As a Navy family, they lived in New York, Cuba, Marblehead, Mass., Newport and Middletown, R.I. After settling...

Georgia Nadine Brown

Georgia Nadine Brown, 79, passed peacefully in her sleep at home on December 6, 2018. Georgia was born February 4, 1939 to Frank Moore and Venus Audry Pierson Moore. Georgia started working as a young lady in the family business ran by her grandparents, Noah and Alma Person, called...

Albert G. Willis

Albert G. Willis, 81, of Excelsior Springs, Mo., passed away at Liberty Hospital on December 4, 2018. Albert was born October 30, 1937 in Fairland, Okla., to Albert E. and Fern (Dalton) Willis.  Albert served his country in the United States Air Force during the Korean War.  He later...

Shirley Jeanne Kimley

Shirley Jeanne Kimley, 71, Excelsior Springs, Mo., passed away December 3, 2018. Shirley was born April 12, 1947 in Camden, New Jersey, the daughter of Charles and Norma C. Verfaillie Kimley. She always considered herself a Jersey Girl. She is survived by her daughters, Debbie Kimley and Melissa Lake;...

Cheryl Lynn Griffey

Cheryl Lynn Griffey, 69, of Kearney, Mo., passed away peacefully at home on December 1, 2018 surrounded by family. Cheryl was born March 20, 1949 in Kansas City, Mo., to Donnie and Ruth (Weber) Ruddle who proceeded her in death, as well as her brother, Mike Ruddle. Cheryl’s career...

Patricia Louise Heckenbach

Patricia “Pat” Louise Heckenbach, 85, of Excelsior Springs, Missouri, passed away Thursday, November 29, 2018 after a brief illness. Pat was born in Warrensburg, Missouri on March 22, 1933, the daughter of Louis Lorenz Blank and Ola Agnes Deuel. She was the only girl of six children and the...

Barbara M. Hay

Barbara M. Hay passed away peacefully on November 29, 2018 at her home. Barbara was born July 22, 1941 in Excelsior Springs, Mo., to Paul W. and Maud L. (Lamb) Hay.  She was a graduate of Excelsior Springs High School, William Jewell College, with a Masters Degree in Education...

Milton Wendell Bratton Sr.

Milton Wendell Bratton Sr. was born January 29, 1940 to Milton and Beatrice Bratton. Milton attended and graduated from Excelsior Springs High School. Milton was a member of Main Street Baptist Church under the leadership of W.R. Palmer.  Milton was married in 1960 to Nina Bratton (Vertreese) and to...

Stephen “Steve” Carlyle Tietsort

Stephen “Steve” Carlyle Tietsort, 59, of Excelsior Springs, passed away on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at Excelsior Springs Hospital. Steve was born on November 28, 1958 in Kirksville, Mo., to the late Keith Tietsort and the late Marjorie (Morrison) Johnson. He attended school in La Plata and has stayed...

Gary Dean Shipley

Gary Dean Shipley, 60, Excelsior Springs, Mo., passed away November 26, 2018. Gary was born July 8, 1958 to Thomas Robert and Harryett Shipley in Yakima, Wash.  Gary was a 1976 graduate of Excelsior Springs High School.  He enjoyed collecting and saw value in everything.  Gary was always willing...