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...