Bonita Marlene Allen

Bonita Marlene Allen, 84, of Lawson, Mo., passed on July 10, 2020. Bonita was born July 21, 1935 in rural Smithville, Mo., to Warren Lloyd and Hilda Marie (Marshall) Allen. She went to Northwest Missouri State University and received her Masters in Teaching. Bonita started her teaching career at...

William Jewell Griffey II

On Tuesday, July 7, 2020, William Jewell Griffey II, “Bill”, loving husband and father, passed away at age 82 in his home surrounded by family and loved ones. Bill was born on May 6, 1938 in Excelsior Springs, Missouri, to Higdon Griffey and Vivian (Spencer) Griffey. He graduated from...

Shirley Ann Kueck

Shirley Ann Kueck, age 85, of Blue Springs, Mo., passed away Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at Kansas City Hospice House. She was born on March 6, 1935 in Independence, Mo., the daughter of Paul Ronal and Goldie Marie (Stewart) Perriman. She grew up in Independence and was a 1953...

Ruth Evelyn (Marriott) King

Ruth Evelyn (Marriott) King, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 6, 2020 at the age of 87. Ruth was born June 30, 1933 to Elbert and Isa (Huff) Marriott in Stover, Mo., and was the youngest of eight children. After her father passed away in 1943, her brother Dan...

Martin Henry Monsees

Martin Henry Monsees, 83, of Excelsior Springs, Mo., passed away Sunday, July 5, 2020. Martin was a loyal friend, devoted husband, beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Always loved and will be forever missed. He is preceded in death by his parents, William Henry “Willie” Monsees and Katherine Emma Wilhelmine...

Dan C. Fuller

Dan C. Fuller, age 94, passed peacefully to be with his Lord on July 4, 2020 at the VA Home in Cameron, Missouri. Dan C. Fuller was born February 8, 1926 in Oxford, Indiana to his parents Ivan W. Fuller and Norma F. Foppe. He grew up on the...

Dorothy Lana

Dorothy Lana, age 94, of Excelsior Springs Mo., passed away July 4, 2020 at Ashton Court Nursing Facility. Mrs. Lana was born July 19, 1925 in Excelsior Springs, Mo. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Lana; grandson, Jeffrey Love; Pandora Summerford; Heather Huffman; brother, Robert E....

Eileen Jeanette Knowles

Eileen Jeanette Knowles, 80, of Excelsior Springs, Mo., passed away July 2, 2020 at her home.  Born June 12, 1940 in Ottumwa, Iowa, to George and Evelyn (Wright) Bortz, Eileen attended and graduated from Ottumwa High School where she was a cellist all three years in the Iowa All...

Patricia “Pat” Birdsong

Patricia “Pat” Tamson Birdsong, 85, of Excelsior Springs, Mo., passed away on June 29, 2020 at her home after a battle with cancer. Patricia was born in Millville, Mo., on February 2, 1935, to Julia M. Russell and Alney R. Russell. Throughout her childhood the Russell family lived in...

Lucas Timothy Vaughn

Lucas Timothy Vaughn, 39, of Lathrop, Mo., passed away June 28, 2020 in Polo, Mo. Lucas was born February 28, 1981 in Coffeyville, Kans., to Carla Johnson and Tim Vaughn. Lucas graduated from Independence High School in Independence, Kans., in 2000. Lucas was a certified welder and alignment tech....

Billie Gene Routh

6/12/1927 ~ 6/24/2020 Bill passed peacefully on June 24, 2020 at the age of 93 after a brief battle with acute myeloid leukemia, while surrounded by his loving family. He leaves behind his wife, Rosa Lee; four children, Cheryle Stephan and husband Greg, Ronald Routh, Michael Routh, and Debbi...

John A. Sullivant

John A. Sullivant, 72, of Excelsior Springs, Mo., passed away June 24, 2020 at North Kansas City Hospital. John was born April 13, 1948 in Wendell, Idaho, to Junior “J.C.” and Julia (Washburn) Sullivant.  He was a member of the Knights of Columbus.  John loved gardening, ham radios and...