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...

Robert C. “Bob” Eldridge

Robert C. “Bob” Eldridge, 88, passed away peacefully at home on November 23, 2018. Born July 21, 1930, to Hilrey C. and Nola Carey Eldridge, Bob was the youngest of six. Bob grew up in the Kearney area and graduated from Kearney High School in 1947, a class of...

John Thomas Wright

John Thomas Wright, 77, of Excelsior Springs, Mo., passed away November 21, 2018 at North Kansas City Hospital. Mr. Wright was born January 13, 1941 in Wyaconda, Mo. John graduated from Marceline High School in 1959, then married the love of his life, Beverly Hayes of Bucklin, Mo. in...

Kenneth Arthur McBride

Kenneth A. “Pete” McBride, 77, of Kearney, Mo., went to be with the Lord on November 16, 2018.  Born January 1, 1941 in Fulton, Kans., to Floyd McBride and Mabel Collins McBride, he and was the youngest of eight. In 1958, Kenneth graduated Fulton High School.  He enlisted in...

Ron Reid

Ronald L. Reid, 82, of Liberty, Mo., passed away at Lincoln Woods Village of Gladstone, one of his many projects he designed during his forty years as principal of Ron Reid Associates, on November 14, 2018. He was born February 17, 1936 in Hutchinson, Kans., to Ted Preston Reid...

Gale Reid Cravens

Gale Reid Cravens, 70, Kansas City, Mo., passed away Sunday, November 11, 2018 at the NorthCare Hospice House of North Kansas City Hospital. Gale was born July 30, 1948 in Excelsior Springs, Mo., the son of Russell and Wilma Cravens.  He was a veteran of the Vietnam War serving...

Mark “Dekaan” Newberg

Mark “Dekaan” Newberg, 64, Richmond, Mo., passed away November 9, 2018. Mark was born November 9, 1954 in Duluth, Minn., the son of Floyd R. and Arlene June Gustafson Newberg. He enoyed playing the bass and singing for the kids. Writing poems and songs, listening to music. He liked...

Louise Clevenger

Louise Clevenger, 94, Excelsior Springs, Mo., passed away Monday, November 5, 2018. Louise was born June 13, 1924, daughter of Barney Otto and Edith Belle Smith.  She married Benjamin Clevenger on October 28, 1945. He preceded her in death May 29, 2011.  Louise worked at Flanders in downtown Excelsior...