Patricia Murphy

Patricia Murphy, 58, of Excelsior Springs, Missouri, passed away on August 30, 2021, unexpectedly in her home. Ms. Murphy was born November 29, 1962, in Kansas City, MO. Patricia loved spending her time with family and friends, her grandkids were her pride and joy. She loved music, the outdoors,...

Victoria Lynn (Gerdes) (Acker) Miller

Victoria Lynn (Gerdes) (Acker) Miller was born February 14, 1966 in Pine Ridge, South Dakota, and relinquished for adoption to the State of Nebraska in Gordon, Nebraska, at age 3 months. She was adopted by Bob and Marilyn Gerdes of Lincoln, Nebraska, and joined the family of three brothers,...

Gary Wayne Crabtree

Gary Wayne Crabtree, 64 years old, of Liberty, Mo., passed away August 25, 2021 at his home. Gary was born September 2, 1956 to Howard and Shirley Crabtree in Excelsior Springs, Mo. He married Catherine Boyd on May 2, 1985 in Kansas City, Mo. Gary and Cathy adopted their...

Dale Duane Banning

Dale Duane Banning, 58, lifelong resident of Lawson, Mo., passed away on August 24, 2021 at Liberty Hospital. Dale was born May 9, 1963 to Orbie and Mary Banning at Cameron Hospital.  He married Tamara Watts on August 7, 1982 in Lawson, Mo., they had two daughters, Melissa and...

David Brown

David Brown, of Kansas City, passed away on August 24, 2021 at home in Claycomo, Missouri. Mr. Brown was born February 24, 1966 in Sioux City, Iowa. David loved spending his time with family and friends. He loved fishing and listening to music, but most of all he loved...

Alberta L. Smith

Alberta L. “Berta” Smith, age 83, formerly of Kearney, Mo., passed away Monday, August 23, 2021, after losing her battle to cancer. Alberta was born to Albert Malson and Nellie Bussey on December 21,1937 in Stanberry, Mo. She married Richard L. Smith of Dearborn, Mo. She studied secretarial education, leading...

Martti E. Brannlund

Martti E. Brannlund, 47, Kansas City, MO, passed away August 22, 2021 in Wichita, KS. Mr. Brannlund was born July 26, 1974 in Long Branch, New Jersey. He was preceded in death by his father, George J. Brannlund; and brothers, Paavo A Brannlund and Taisto J. Brannlund. Survivors include...

Gary Wade Shanks

Gary Wade Shanks passed away on Friday, August 20, 2021 at the age of 70. He passed away doing what he loved the most. Gary was born on April 5, 1951 in Jackson County Research Hospital to father, Wade Shanks, and mother, Bettie (Williams) Shanks.  He was the second...

Larry Charles Riegel

Larry Charles Riegel, 77, went to be with the Lord on August 19, 2021, after a short battle with Covid. Larry was born on October 21, 1943, in Braymer, Missouri, the son of Alta (Cox) and Charles Riegel. He was the fourth child, having three older sisters. Larry’s mother...

Geri Lee Clevenger

Geri Lee Clevenger, 88, of Excelsior Springs, MO, passed away on Tuesday, August 17, 2021. Geri Lee was born May 30, 1933 to Raymond and Gladys Fisher in Kansas City, KS.  On September 30, 1950 she married C.W. Clevenger in Excelsior Springs, where they would reside. Geri held a...

Steven Wayne Carder

Steven Wayne Carder, age 58, of Kansas City, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at North Kansas City Hospital with family near.  He was an Excelsior Springs High School Alumni, graduating in 1982. He leaves behind a daughter, Caitlin Krenke, son-in-law, Forrest Krenke, two granddaughters, Averie, age...

Tylene (Fox) Heard

Tylene (Fox) Heard died on August 15, 2021 from cancer.  She was born December 11, 1942 in Long Beach, Calif., but moved to Petersburg, Texas, as a young girl. Tylene “Tye, Mom, Granna” was married to Mentor Heard on the last Tuesday in May 1960.  She was a talented...