Pennie Sue Pierce

Pennie Sue Pierce, 52, Excelsior Springs, Mo., passed away unexpectedly on December 29, 2018. Pennie was born August 20, 1966 to Norman Denis and Florence Ann Sinclair in Moline, Illinois. Pennie was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.  She loved to spend time with her kids and...

Helen Lucille Turner

Helen Lucille Turner, 91, Excelsior Springs, Mo., passed away December 30, 2018 at Liberty Hospital. Helen was born July 10, 1927 to Roy Price and Sarah Bertha Shepard Foley in Missouri City, Mo.  She was a homemaker, enjoyed sewing, cooking and reading the Bible. She was preceded in death...

Elizabeth Ruth Maurer

Elizabeth “Beth” Ruth Maurer, 64, of Liberty, Mo., passed away December 29, 2018. Beth was born January 5, 1954 to Noel and Velda Johnson.  Beth enjoyed reading, crocheting and spending time with her children.  She worked many years at Liberty Hospital. She was preceded in death by her parents;...

Russell Giles

Russell Allen Giles, 51, Hamilton, Mo., passed away on December 27, 2018 at KU Medical Center. Russell was born November 10, 1967 in Independence, Mo., to George and Hazel (Smith) Giles. Russell grew up in Lawson, Mo., and graduated from Lawson High School.  After high school he worked at...

Boyd R. Bogdan

Boyd R. Bogdan, age 78, of Plattsburg, Mo., died suddenly Sunday afternoon, December 23, 2018, at Mosaic Life Care in Saint Joseph, Mo. He was born January 5, 1940, in Evanston, Ill., at St. Francis Hospital to parents Daniel and Barbara (Schweder) Bogdan. He spent his early childhood in...

Gary Carl Ballinger

Gary Carl Ballinger, 79, of Excelsior Springs, Mo., passed away Sunday, December 23, 2018 at North Kansas City Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. Gary was born on May 17, 1939 in Jamesport, Mo. He is the son of Robert Carl Ballinger and Lorane Low Emke. He married Jackie J....

Robert Bales

Robert Bales, 94, of Excelsior Springs, Mo., passed away December 17, 2018 at Excelsior Nursing and Rehab. Mr. Bales was born on July 24, 1924 in Lake Co, Indiana. He was a retired truck driver for Trans Con Trucklines. He was a lifetime member of the Elks Lodge. He...

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...