Collette Ruth King

Collette Ruth King, 64, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at Liberty Hospital. Collette was born November 24, 1954 in Excelsior Springs, MO. She graduated from Excelsior Springs High School in 1973 and William Jewell College in 1977. She was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha and...

Mary Adams

Mary Ann Griggs Adams of Kearney, Mo., passed peacefully in her home with family by her side on September 9, 2019. She was 76. Mary was born July 29, 1943 in Braymer, Mo., to parents Russell and Marjorie Griggs. Mary was the oldest of five children. She had various...

Nicholas “Nick” Sparks

Nicholas “Nick” Sparks, 35, Kansas City, Mo., passed away on September 8, 2019. Nick was born on July 2, 1984 to Gary and Cookie Sparks.  He attended Kearney, Mo., schools until age 15 and moved and graduated from Lathrop Schools in 2003. Nick is survived by the love of...

Brian Cook

Brian Cook, 56, of Excelsior Springs, Mo., passed away September 4, 2019. Brian was born February 14, 1963 to Cleaburn and Joanne (Rock) Cook in Stilwell, Okla.   He enjoyed hunting, fishing, building long range rifles and spending time with his family and friends.  His work journey began at Pella...

Ernest W. “E.W.” Wollard

Ernest W. Wollard, 85, Excelsior Springs, Mo., died on Saturday, September 7, 2019. E.W. was born November 8, 1933 in Excelsior Springs, Mo., to Samuel and Bernice Craven Wollard.  E. W. was drafted into the Navy in 1955 and served until 1957.  He served on the Minesweeper and the...

Lois Faye O’Dell

Lois Faye O’Dell, 83, Excelsior Springs, Mo., passed away September 5, 2019. Lois was born October 3, 1935 in Vibbard, Mo., to Joseph Austin and Nellie Irene (Cates) Gabbert. Lois was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Thelma Darlene Dravenstott; and four brothers. She is survived by her...

Lonnie Eugene Heavelow

Lonnie Eugene Heavelow, 72, of Rayville, Mo., passed away August 26, 2019 at North Kansas City Hospital from cancer. Lonnie was born to William Heavelow and Goldie (Scobee) Heavelow on January 10, 1947 in Kansas City, Mo. Lonnie was a Vietnam veteran and was a member of the Elks...

Ronald Lawson

Ronald D. Lawson departed this life on August 21, 2019 with his family by his side. Ronald was born March 30, 1932 in Excelsior Springs, Mo., to Ona Wilson Lawson and Martin Lawson. Other than the time he was in the Air Force, Ronald spent his entire life in...

Leila Lynette McDaniel

Leila McDaniel, 77, of Excelsior Springs, Mo., passed away Tuesday, August 20, 2019. Leila was born to Roby and Frances Elgin Sharp on October 1, 1941 in Excelsior Springs, Mo. After a divorce from Roby Sharp, Frances Elgin Sharp married Elton Parks, who adopted Lynette as his daughter. Lynette...

Wanda Fitzgerald

Wanda Fitzgerald departed this life on August 17, 2019 after a 2 year battle with cancer, with her daughters by her side. Wanda Sue Fitzgerald was born on August 22, 1943 in McFall, Mo., to Ethel Lucille Tunnell and Leo Collins. She grew up in Pattonsburg, Mo., with her...

Ellen Ruth Albright

Ellen Ruth (Deis) Albright, housewife and resident of Kearney, Mo., for 73 years, died on August 17, 2019 at the age of 96 at Liberty Hospital, Liberty, Mo. Ellen is survived by her sister, Carolee Virginia (Deis) Lewis of Oak Hill, Ohio; her three children, Joan Rebecca Albright of...

Matthew R.J. Bransky

Matthew R.J. “Paca” Bransky, 74, passed away peacefully on August 12, 2019, with his loving family surrounding him. Matthew was born September 26, 1944 to Norine Bransky in Jersey City, New Jersey. He met Maryann Greenwood in 1975 in Los Angeles, California.  To this union they had their daughter,...