Obits

On the 24th of April 2020, we say goodbye to Reta Ellen Fry, a woman of courageous heart and fierce love for her family and dearest friends. Reta passed away in the early morning due to congestive heart failure from a previous heart attack that happened in August of 2012. Reta Ellen Musick was born...
Ruthe “Elaine” Burnett, age 80, of Kingston, MO, passed away on April 23, 2020. She lived in Caldwell County, Missouri, most of her life except for a few years when she lived in Kansas City. Elaine was born on June 6, 1939, in Kansas City, KS, to Ray W. and Lorene (Hendricks) Stephenson. She grew...
Artice Lucile Gentry, age 91, of Hamilton, MO, passed away on April 23, 2020, at the Cameron Regional Medical Center in Cameron. She lived in Caldwell County her entire life. Artice was born on Jan. 11, 1929, near Breckenridge, to Thomas Cecil (T.C.) and Bonnita Grey (McCartney) Guffey. She...
H. K. Myers, age 82, of Lathrop, passed away April 16, 2020, at Cameron Regional Medical Center in Cameron. H. K. was born Oct. 1, 1937, to H. Keith and Eva (Foster) Myers. He married Donna (Annette) Wilson on June 2, 1956. She preceded him in death in 2015. H. K. spent his entire working life in...
Karen Lee Kieffer, born Oct. 23, 1944, passed away on Monday, April 13, 2020. Karen was born in Kansas City, the daughter of Russell and Ruth Kieffer, who were married in 1926 and spent their first 17 years of marriage saving to buy a dairy farm. After achieving their dream, they were blessed by a...
Floyd Eugene Gibson Jr., age 68, passed away Thursday, April 16, 2020, at his home in Stet, MO. He was born at home on Jan. 24, 1952, to Floyd “Bumps” Sr. and Joan (Kilburn) Gibson. Floyd graduated from Stet High School in 1970. He married the love of his life, Anita Merriman, on March 22, 1975....
Betty Lou (Farris) Spry, age 88, passed away April 12, 2020, at her home in Polo, MO, with loved ones at her side. Betty was born Aug. 17, 1931, in Liberty, the first of eight children of George Farris and LaMarion Bingham Farris. She graduated from Liberty High School in 1949, earning a...
Katherine (Kathy) Marie Howell, born Dec. 5, 1950, passed away, on Wednesday, April 8, 2020. Kathy, along with her younger sisters, Nancy Stewart, Donna Parker, Shirley Stephens and Brenda Bales, grew up in rural Breckenridge, where she met and married her first and only love, Robert Howell. Bob is...
Ruby Pearl Ely, age 103, of Lee’s Summit, MO, formerly of Hamilton, passed away on April 6, 2020, at a healthcare center in Lee’s Summit. She lived in Hamilton and Caldwell County most of her life. Ruby was born on Dec. 31, 1916, near Cowgill, to Charles M. and Addie (Stephens) Miller. She attended...
Betty Lou Stephens, age 96, of Cameron, MO, and formerly of Hamilton and Cowgill, passed away Tuesday afternoon, March 31, 2020, at Redwood of Cameron. Betty was born on Jan. 2, 1924, the daughter of William A. and Virgie (Waters) Sprouse in Braymer. She grew up in the Braymer, New York, Plymouth...

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