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Barbara James, age 85, of Kansas City, MO, passed away on July 29, 2015, at North Kansas City Hospital. She was born on Oct. 4, 1929, the daughter of LeRoy and Elsie Mae (Morris) Brown in Bethany. She married William E. “Jr” James, Jr. He preceded her in death on Aug. 19, 1995. She owned and...
Mary Barron, age 69, a resident of Independence, MO, passed away on Thursday, July 23, 2015, at Center Point Medical Center in Independence. Mary was born Sept. 22, 1945, in Brownwood, TX, the daughter of Murl (John) Copple and Anna Lee Adams. She received her nursing license in 1989, and worked as...
Bonnie Mae Leakey (Boswell), a resident of Braymer, MO, passed away on Monday, July 27, 2015, at Northcare Hospice in North Kansas City. Bonnie was born on April 6, 1931, in Grayson, the daughter of Ezra and Mattie (Thompson) Boswell. She was a 1948 graduate of Gower High School in Gower, where she...
Carol LaVon (Dale) Fordyce, age 83, of Kidder, MO, passed away at her home on Friday, July 24, 2015. She was born on Jan. 14, 1932, in Blue Ridge, to Vilas and Mabel (Ray) Dale. Carol married Calvin C. Fordyce on April 15, 1948, in Trenton. They were married 67 years. She was in numerous Extension...
Calvin C. Fordyce, age 90, of Kidder, MO, passed away at his home on Friday, July 24, 2015. He was born on May 8, 1925, in Bethany, to Roy and Goldie (Nighthart) Fordyce. On April 15, 1948, he married Carol LaVon Dale and they shared 67 years of marriage until his death. He graduated from Bethany...
Vivian L. Coffman, age 90, of Lathrop, MO, formerly of Polo, died Friday, July 24, 2015, at an Excelsior Springs hospital. She was born on Oct. 16, 1924 in Braymer to George C. and Amanda E. (Day) O’Dell. She was a high school graduate and a Christian. She was preceded in death by her parents; her...
Elizabeth Ann “Bessie” (Lewis) Sheetz, age 98, daughter of David Roderick and Nellie A. (Heare) Lewis was born June 30, 1917 in Livingston County, Dawn, MO, and passed July 24, 2015 at the Golden Age Nursing Home in Braymer. At an early age she joined the Bethany Baptist Church. She graduated from...
Lendol “Butch” Copple, Jr., age 73, a resident of Chillicothe, MO, passed away on Thursday, July 23, 2015, at his residence. Lendol was born the son of Lendol and Jeraldine (Phillips) Copple, Sr. on July 29, 1941, in Breckenridge. He was a 1959 graduate of Breckenridge High School in Breckenridge....
Nellie Marie Gurley, age 95, a resident of Braymer, MO, passed away on Wednesday, July 22, 2015, at Golden Age Nursing Home in Braymer. Nellie was born the daughter of Rudolph and Alice (Pitzer) Meyers on July 3, 1920, in Hannibal. She was united in marriage to Joel Clarence (Whick) McBee on Feb. 8...
Ella Mae (McClelland) Axon passed away on Sunday, July 12, 2015. She resided in Phoenix, AZ, where she spent her later years near her son and family. Ella Mae was born Nov. 28, 1920 in Breckenridge, Mo. She was preceded in death by her husband William (Bill) Axon, who passed away in 2003. Ella Mae...

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