Shirley L. Crabtree

Shirley L. Crabtree, 86, Liberty, Mo., passed away February 25, 2021 at her home. Shirley was born September 16, 1934, the daughter of William and Pearl Soutter, in Excelsior Springs, Mo. She was a 1952 graduate of Excelsior Springs High School.  Shirley and Howard Crabtree were married in 1953. ...

Peter Franz Keim

Peter Franz Keim, of Kearney, Mo., passed away peacefully after a long battle with cancer on Saturday, February 20, 2021 at the age of 59. He was preceded in death by his father, Roland Keim. He is survived by his wife, Julie; their sons, Kennan, Kallan and Conner; their...

Patricia Diane Ritter

Patricia Diane Ritter, 80, Kansas City, Mo., formerly of Topeka, Kans. passed away February 18, 2021. Patricia was born December 11, 1940 in Le Mars, Iowa, the daughter of Carl and Emilie Moberly. Patricia was a homemaker and enjoyed reading, cats and playing cards. She was preceded in death...

Racene Bolin

It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of Racene, loving and devoted mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend to all whose lives she touched, on February 17, 2021 due to cardiac arrest. She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert “Bob” Bolin; parents, H. Ray...

Virgil F. Garvin

Virgil F. Garvin, of Excelsior Springs, died February 12, 2021 at the Excelsior Springs Hospital. Virgil was the son of Virgil F. and Maurine (Popejoy) Garvin. He was united in marriage with Barbara Loyd on July 13, 1956. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; brother, Roy (Shirley) Garvin,...

George Edwin Cole, Jr.

George Edwin Cole, Jr., “Butch”, firstborn son of George and Susan Cole, came into this world on May 14, 1969 at the U.S. Army Hospital in Munich, Bavaria, Germany, and passed away unexpectedly on February 14, 2021 at age 51. He grew up in Kansas City, Kans., attending Vance...

James Allen Fisher

James Allen Fisher, of Kearney, Mo., passed away peacefully at home on February 13, 2021 at the age of 82. James is survived by his wife, Diana; and two children, Tobie Bell and Gabe Fisher; six grandchildren, Logan, Dustin, Kyndell, Karista, Kayleen and Hannah; daughter-in-law, Mary; sisters, Sally Seatrain...

David Hugh Harness

David Hugh Harness, 71, of Excelsior Springs, Missouri, passed away February 12, 2021, at his home.  David was born July 28, 1949, in Ottumwa, Iowa, to Donald and Jean Harness. David met his wife, Anne, while in college and married May 22, 1970.  They went on to have three sons,...

Charles Lee Siders

Charles Lee Siders of Hamilton, Mo., passed away at Mosaic Life Center in St. Joseph, Mo., on February 9, 2021 at the age of 69. Charles is survived by his wife, Reta Mae; four children, two sons, Charles Jr. (Jean Allen) and Adam (Wendy Fitzpatrick), and two daughters, Kimberly...

Clyde Thompson

Clyde Thompson, 95, died Monday, February 8, 2021 in Liberty, Mo. Born March 15, 1925, on a farm north of Coldwater, Kans., he was the son of Walter T. and Clara (Hase) Thompson. Clyde had three brothers, his identical twin Clair, Wayne, and James, and two sisters, Anna Lou...

Erin Leigh Shafer

Erin Leigh Shafer, 40, Lawson, MO, passed away February 8, 2021. Erin was born May 30, 1980 in Three Rivers, MI, to Joseph and Pamela (McDonald) Eichorn. Erin married Aaron Shafer on May 29, 2004. They had two children, Cade and Libbi Shafer, both still at home. Erin and Aaron...

Della J. Reid

Della J. Reid of Kearney died at her home on Monday, February 8, 2021. Della was born to Bill and Faye Collett in Kenvier, Ky. Her father; husbands, Robert Merrill and Thomas Reid; and brothers, George and Gordon Collett, proceeded her in death. Della is survived by sons, Ron Merrill...