Obits

Ruth Evelyn (James) Ford Pierce, age 78, of Hamilton, MO, passed away at her home on Friday, May 19, 2017. Ruth was born on March 16, 1939, near the Bonanza Area of Cowgill, to Jesse Edward and Vera (Mumpower) James. She had lived in Caldwell County almost all of her life. She had worked as a...
Alberta Inez McKee was born Nov. 3, 1937, in Missouri City, MO, to parents, James and Hazel (Walker) Pulse. Alberta was married to Roy McKee on Oct. 25, 1957, in Excelsior Springs. She worked in healthcare for 35 years. She is survived by two sons, Randy McKee of Ludlow and Terry (Kim) McKee of...
Clifford McKee, age 71, of Gower, MO, formerly of Hamilton, passed away May 4, 2017, at his home under the care of Hospice after many years of suffering from his exposure to Agent Orange. He was born on Feb. 27, 1946, to Ray Ammon and Bertha LaVeta (Cole) McKee near Hamilton. Clifford attended...
Rebecca Ann Massey, age 66, a resident of Breckenridge, MO, passed away Sunday, April 30, 2017, at her residence. Rebecca was born the daughter of Arthur and Betty (Gillihand) Bowen on August 27, 1950, in Cullman, AL. Survivors include two sons, Ralph Massey III and Arthur Lee Massey, both of...
Martha “Jean” Scanlon, age 88, of Lee’s Summit, MO, died April 27, 2017, at John Knox Village House. Martha “Jean” (Hall) Scanlon was born Oct. 1, 1928, to Ralph and Winifred Hall of Breckenridge. She lived in Breckenridge for most of her life. She married the love of her life, Francis “Biggy”...
Jerald Dean McClain of Orrick, MO, passed away Thursday morning, April 27, 2017. He wed Alice Ann Edwards April 29, 1963. Together they raised two daughters, Candace Kay and Lisa Ann. He was often asked if he wished he had two sons and he always replied, no because he wouldn’t have raised them any...
LeRoy Wallace, age 68, of Gallatin, MO, formerly of Hamilton and Rock Island, IL, passed away on April 23, 2017, at North Care Hospice in North Kansas City. Roy was born on Aug. 26, 1948, in Moline, IL, to Ivan and Darlene (Potter) Wallace. He graduated from Rock Island High School in 1966. He...
Donald Bart Clevenger, age 88, a resident of Braymer, MO, passed away on Monday, April 24, 2017, at Hedrick Medical Center, in Chillicothe. Donald was born the son of James Bart and Jessie (Yoakum) Clevenger on March 30, 1929, in Caldwell County. Donald was a 1947 graduate of Braymer C-4 High...
Ralph H. Wells of Liberty, MO, died on April 17, 2017. He was born on Jan. 21, 1932, in Boston, MA, to Dr. Ralph and Edith Hodgdon Wells. He graduated in 1950 from Hebron Academy and attended Boston University before entering the USAF in 1953 to 1961. While in the Air Force Ralph served as a...
Albert Smith was born Oct. 2, 1941, at Ford City, MO, to Ernest Smith and Dixie (Haack) Smith. He met his Savior April 14, 2017, at his home in Braymer. He grew up in Little Ford City, where he attended the Ford City one-room school and graduated from King City High School in 1959. He attended...

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