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Opal Lee Bowman
April 5, 1908 - Sept. 1, 2000
Opal Lee Bowman, 92, Harrisonville, died Friday, Sept. 1, at Camden Health Care Center, Harrisonville.
She was born April 5, 1908, in Collins, the daughter of Thomas and Effie (Tucker) Boswell.
Mrs. Bowman had lived in the Weaubleau and Collins area all her life until moving to Harrisonville three years ago.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Bowman; and two sons, James Black and Ronald Bowman.
Surviving are a brother, John Boswell, Weaubleau; a sister, Gertrude Winders, Warrensburg; and three grandchildren.
Graveside services were Saturday, Sept. 2, at Maple Wood Cemetery, Exeter, with the Rev. Jerry Yarnall of the First Baptist Church of Exeter officiating.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Atkinson Funeral Home, Harrisonville.

Nina Moorhead Cassody
Jan. 5, 1920 - Sept. 4, 2000
Nina Moorhead Cassody, 80, Harrisonville, died Monday, Sept. 4, at Camden Health Care Center, Harrisonville.
She was born Jan. 5, 1920, in LeeÕs Summit, the daughter of Carl and Nina (Buckley) Harris.
On Aug. 14, 1937, she married Randall Moorhead. On Nov. 18, 1980, she married Robert Cassody.
Mrs. Cassody lived in Lee's Summit until moving to Harrisonville in 1950.
She was a member of the First Christian Church, Harrisonville. She had worked at the Mar-Kee Shop in Harrisonville for several years.
Preceding her in death were her parents; her first husband, Randall Moorhead, on March 27, 1978, and two brothers, Ernie Harris and Floyd Harris.
Surviving are her husband, Robert Cassody, of the home; a daughter, Donna Young, Lee's Summit; a brother, Milton Harris, Raytown; four sisters, Cammie Moorhead, LeeÕs Summit, Edith King, Independence, Stubbie Ficken, Lee's Summit, and Jo Mason, California; four stepdaughters, Frannie, Ann, Shirley and Robin; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Graveside services and burial were Wednesday, Sept. 6, at the Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville, with the Rev. Charles Sutton, Harrisonville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Atkinson Funeral Home, Harrisonville.

Lorraine H. Smith Collins
March 18, 1920 - Aug. 29, 2000
Lorraine H. Smith Collins, 80, Pleasant Hill, died Tuesday, Aug. 29, at the Pleasant Hill Health and Rehabilitation.
She was born March 18, 1920, in Missouri, the daughter of David and Edith Morehouse.
She married Alfred Smith, who died in 1970. In 1972, she married Jack Collins in Kansas City.
Mrs. Collins lived in Pleasant Hill prior to moving to Kansas City in 1959. She moved back to Pleasant Hill four years ago.
She had worked at the old Pleasant Hill Garment Factory and also worked for a time at H.D. LeeÕs in Kansas City. She attended the Beverly Hills Baptist Church in Kansas City.
Mrs. Collins was preceded in death by her first husband; her second husband, Jack Collins, in 1992; a son, Glen Smith; a granddaughter, Angela Lynette Hale; and a sister, Vivian Lucille Wiley.
Surviving are two daughters, Judy Hale, Climax Springs, and Jerry Dinges, Olathe, Kan.; 10 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
Casketbearers were Jerry Lee Dinges, Steve Hale, Bill Orrick, David Diaz, Bill Selley and Tim Ebling.
Services were Friday, Sept. 1, at the Stanley & Son Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill, with the Rev. Wyatt Shanks, assisted by Bill Cotton, officiating.
Burial Was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery under the direction of the Stanley & Son Funeral Home.

Kathleen K. Cook
Aug. 9, 1944 - Aug. 29, 2000
Kathleen Kay Cook, 56, Nowata, Okla., died Tuesday, Aug. 29, at her home.
She was born Aug. 9, 1944, in Kansas City, the daughter of Fred Homer Sr. and Frances Bernice (Gaither) Monteil.
Mrs. Cook was an "A" operator for Panhandle Eastern Pipeline Company, Louisburg, Kan., for 13 years. She was also a sales associate for J. Harold Smith Real Estate, Harrisonville, and was a unit secretary for Moore County Hospital District, Dumas, Texas.
She was a member of St. Catherine's Catholic Church, Nowata where she was very active. She was a former member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Harrisonville, and Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Dumas.
Mrs. Cook lived in Harrisonville since 1985 before moving to Dumas and then to Nowata in May 2000. She was involved in the community wherever she lived.
She was preceded in death by her mother.
Surviving are a son, Sean Patrick Cook, Anchorage, Alaska; two daughters, Kim Bybee, Dumas, and Jennifer Ring, Grandview; her father, Fred Monteil Sr., Five Points, Ala.; two brothers, Fred Monteil Jr., Yukon, Okla., and Bill Monteil, Platte City; five sisters, Mary Lynne Buhlitz, Bella Vista, Ark., Sharon Aring, Smithville, Helen Betts, Five Points, Sue Deily, Gardner, Kan., and Johannah Johnson, Taberville; and four grandchildren.
Casketbearers were Joseph Arcand, Robert Krebbs, Bill Monteil, Fred Monteil Jr., Nathan Monteil and James Tenpenny.
Rosary service was Friday, Sept. 1, at the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville.
Services were Saturday, Sept. 2, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Harrisonville, with the Rev. Bradley S. Offutt officiating. Ron Strong was the soloist and Cindy Dunham was the organist.
Burial was in the Orient Cemetery under the direction of the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Shriner's Burn Institute.

Ila May Gross
Nov. 28, 1912- Aug. 30, 2000
Ila May Gross, 87, Garden City, died Wednesday, Aug. 30, at Golden Years, Harrisonville.
She was born Nov. 28, 1912, near Garden City, the daughter of Louis Pheilding and Ida Alice (Hough) Jones.
On May 1, 1937, she married Harris J. Gross, in Garden City.
Mrs. Gross and her husband operated Gross Produce in Garden City in 1936 and later operated a grocery store until 1964. She became a cook for the Garden City School District and retired in 1981 from Sherwood Cass R-VIII School District, Creighton.
She was a 1930 graduate of Garden City High School. Mrs. Gross was a member of the United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, the Quilting Ladies, Index Auxiliary Club and the Matrons Club all of Garden City.
Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Harris Gross, May 18, 1982; an infant daughter, Bonnie Lou; three sisters, Ruth Randol, Clara Elliott, and Gladys Pollard; and a brother, Verl Jones.
Surviving are two daughters. Sheryl Philliber, Sedalia, and Peggy James, Garden City; a sister, Cleo Dick, Redlands, Calif.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Casketbearers were Jerry Elliott, Jimmy Elliott, Terry Jones, Jeff Philliber, Joel Philliber and Karl Schrock.
Services were Friday, Sept. 1, at the Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City, with the Rev. Sally DeMasters officiating.
Burial was in the Garden City Cemetery under the direction of the Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City.

Amanda Jane Halcomb
Feb. 20, 1911 - Sept. 1, 2000
Amanda Jane Halcomb, 89, Harrisonville, died Friday, Sept. 1, at Cass Medical Center, Harrisonville.
She was born Feb. 20, 1911, in Martin City, the daughter of George W. and DeLana (Calhoun) Garten.
The family moved to a farm near Peculiar shortly after her birth. In 1919 they moved to the South Fork community, south of Freeman.
On Nov. 23, 1939, she married Henry ÒShagÓ Halcomb.
Mrs. Halcomb worked as a bookkeeper for the Gas Service Company and later worked for Bowman Photography Studio.
In 1949, she and her husband moved to Mound City and purchased the Mound City Cleaning Shop, which they operated until 1974 when they sold the shop.
She moved to Harrisonville in 1974. In 1999, she entered Camden Health Care Center.
Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband ÒShagÓ Halcomb, in August 1974; two brothers, John Garten and Henry Garten.
Surviving is a sister, Anna Russell, Harrisonville.
Casketbearers were Ronnie Russell, Donnie Russell, Kevin Russell, Mark Garten, Bob Russell and Jimmy George.
Services were Tuesday, Sept. 5, at the Atkinson Chapel, Harrisonville, with the Rev. Charles Sutton, Harrisonville, and the Rev. David Noble of the First Baptist Church Harrisonville officiating.
Burial was in the Garden City Cemetery under the direction of the Atkinson Funeral Home, Harrisonville.

Faye Dean Henry
Dec. 31, 1906 - Sept. 3, 2000
Faye Dean Henry, 93, Kansas City, formerly of Raymore, died Sunday, Sept. 3, at Life Care Center of Grandview.
She was born Dec. 31, 1906, the daughter of Thomas W. and Nellie (Gray) Dean.
Mrs. Henry was a member of the Sterling Ave Church of Christ, Raytown.
She was a former schoolteacher in Gunn City and a 4-H leader for 25 years in Hayti.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Floyd Patrick Henry, 1993; and a sister, Mary Vina Stewart, 1992.
Surviving are three daughters, Berdyne Fultz, Kansas City, Wanda Jean Spears, Crosby, Texas, and Charlotte Topel, Grandview; and siblings, Merle Mott, Willia Kenagy, Esther Plank, Eula Mae Franklin, J.T. Dean, Earl Dean and Bearl Dean, all of Raymore; eight grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Services were Wednesday, Sept. 6, at E.K. George & Sons, Belton Chapel.
Burial was in the Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville, under the direction of the E.K. George & Sons, Belton.

Margaret Hughes
Margaret Hughes, 93, Archie, died Tuesday, Sept. 5, at her home.
Visitation will be from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at the Atkinson Chapel, Archie.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at the Atkinson Chapel.
Burial will be in Green Lawn Cemetery, Rich Hill.
A complete obituary will be published in next week's Democrat-Missourian.

Joy M. Messmer
Joy M. Messmer, 95, Peculiar, died Tuesday, Sept. 5, at Saint Joseph Health Center, Kansas City.
Visitation was from 10 to 11 a.m. today, Sept. 8, at the Atkinson Chapel, Harrisonville
Funeral services were at 11 a.m. today, Sept. 8, at the Atkinson Chapel, Harrisonville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
A complete obituary will be published in next week's Democrat-Missourian.

Ardith N. Snow
Ardith N. Snow, 84, Harrisonville, died Thursday, Sept. 7, at Camden Health Center, Harrisonville.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville.
A complete obituary will be published in next week's Democrat-Missourian.

Alice J. Still
June 8, 1916 - Sept. 5, 2000
Alice J. Still, 84, Harrisonville, died Tuesday, Sept. 5, at Research Medical Center, Kansas City.
She was born June 8, 1916, in Chariton County.
Mrs. Still was a member of the Hughes-Marvin Post of the VFW Auxiliary and she attended the First Baptist Church in Harrisonville.
Preceding her in death were her husband of 41 years, Robert B. Still; two sisters, Veldina Stephenson and Dorothy Murphy.
Surviving are a son, Thomas Still, Harrisonville; two daughters, Linda Gibson, Harrisonville, and Phyllis Pool, Raymore; two sisters, Virginia Osborne and Ida Mae Koechner; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today, Sept. 8, at the Mt. Moriah and Freeman Chapel.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at Mt. Moriah and Freeman Chapel, I-435 at Holmes Road, Kansas City.
Burial will be in the Mt. Moriah Cemetery under the direction of the Mt. Moriah and Freeman Chapel.

Cassius Lorenzo "C.L." VanSandt
April 24, 1928 - August 28, 2000
Cassius Lorenzo "C.L." VanSandt, 72, Adrian, died Monday, Aug. 28, in Kansas City.
He was born April 24, 1928, in Austin east of Archie, the son of Lorenzo Dow "Curly" and Edith Mae (Weaver) VanSandt.
Mr. VanSandt graduated from Archie High School in May 1946.
On May 26, 1950, he married Ina May Hahn at the Ohio Street United Methodist Church in Butler.
In 1953, he moved from Kansas City to southwest of Adrian.
From September 1946 until August 1948 Mr. VanSandt served his country with the 507th Port Marine Maintenance Company of the 61st Transportation Service Battalion U.S. Army.
Following his discharge he returned to work for Warner Oil Co. in Archie until January 1949 when he was hired at Fisher Body, General Motors Assembly Plant in Kansas City. He farmed until his retirement in 1992.
Mr. VanSandt was a member of the United Methodist Church, Adrian, and a former member of the Mid-America Dairy Association. He served as a 4-H Club project leader and a Little League baseball coach.
He was preceded in death by a son, Melvin Dale VanSandt; and two brothers, Everett Hale and Lawrence Dean VanSandt.
Surviving are his wife, Ina Mae VanSandt, of the home; two sons, Terry Allan VanSandt and Ronnie Gene VanSandt, both of Adrian; two brothers, Leroy VanSandt, Smithville, and Richard VanSandt, Independence; four sisters, Beverly Page, Lenexa, Kan., LuRelda Carter, Kansas City, Vivian Dor sett, Bartlesville, Okla., and Edith Mae Henley, Pleasant Hill; and four grandchildren.
Honorary casketbearers were Shawn VanSandt, Logan VanSandt, Tyler VanSandt, Tim Self, Travis Self and Danny Hahn.
Casketbearers were Robert Burch, Allen Finklang, Bill Stephens, Richard Wimsatt, Jim McCanles and Tracy Rugg.
Services were Thursday, Aug. 31, at the Atkinson Chapel, Adrian, with the Rev. Bob Clyde of the Adrian United Methodist Church officiating. Lu Hooper was the vocalist and Kathleen Stephens was the organist.
Burial was in the Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian, under the direction of the Atkinson Funeral Home, Adrian.

Allen Wilson Brownfield
Aug. 26, 1902 - Oct. 6, 2000
Dr. Allen Wilson Brownfield, 98, formerly of Pleasant Hill, died Friday, Oct. 6, at Wiltshire at Lakewood in Lee's summit.
He was born Aug. 26, 1902, near Lee's Summit, the son of Charley and Eliza Brownfield.
Mr. Brownfield attended Tennison Grade School and graduated from Lee's Summit High School. He graduated from Kansas City Western Dental College in 1925.
He practiced in Buckner several years before a hand injury forced him to give up his dental practice. At that time, he attended Williams Institute of Embalming and Funeral Directing in 1931.
In 1934, he opened the Brownfield Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill.
In 1937, he married Nelle Heslar of Kansas City.
Mr. Brownsfield owned and operated the Pleasant Hill Monument business where he designed the war veterans' memorial monument placed in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. In 1955, he sold both businesses.
He devoted much time to Pleasant Hill civic work serving as city councilman, secretary for Kiwanis Club, co-founder of the Falcon Club, Pleasant Hill Cemetery Board and president and charter member of Masonic Lodge with a lifetime membership.
Mr. Brownfield served 37 consecutive years as director of three life insurance companies, National Union of Poplar Bluff, co-founder and director of American Standard of Poplar Bluff, Appalacean National Life of Knoxville, Tenn, co-founder and director of Webco Corporation of Poplar Bluff.
He was a member of Jewel Lodge #480 AF&AM of Pleasant Hill, the Bayard Commandery #26 of Harrisonville, the Wyoming Chapter #43 of Royal Arch Masons, member of Ararat Shrine, Kansas City, and of the Pleasant Hill Christian Church where he served as an elder.
Mr. Brownfield was preceded in death by his wife, Nelle Brownfield, Nov. 4, 1986.
Surviving are a sister, Frances Miller, Independence; a brother, Beal Brownfield, Lee's Summit; sisters-in-law, Riva Cloud, Harrisonville, and Helen Judah, Bloomington, Ind.
Services were Thursday, Oct. 12, at the Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.
Burial was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery with a Masonic Service by members of the Jewel Lodge #480 AF&AM.

Katherine Joene Clemons
Aug. 31, 1935 - Oct. 3, 2000
Katherine Joene Clemons, 65, Stratford, Conn., died Tuesday, Oct. 3, at Bridgeport Hospital in Bridgeport, Conn.
She was born Aug. 31, 1935, in Holden, the daughter of James Oswald and Letha Tillie (Meier) Cotter.
On Jan. 29, 1954, she married Jesse M. Clemons in Holden.
Mrs. Clemons attended school in Holden and graduated from Holden High School.
She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Clemons lived in Pleasant Hill from 1954 until 1959 when they moved to Lee's Summit. In 1961, they moved to Marietta, Ga., and lived there until 1972 when they moved to Stratford, Conn., where she lived the past 28 years.
Preceding her in death were her parents; a son, Brian D. Clemons; and a brother, William Cotter.
Surviving are her husband, Jesse M. Clemons, of the home; a daughter, Lori K. Alterio, Shelton, Conn.; two brothers, James E. Cotter, Lake Lafayette, and Gary D. Cotter, Belton; two sisters, Mary J. Thorp, Independence, and Norma J. McConville, Holden; a sister-in-law, Ann Cotter, Pleasant Hill; and two grandchildren.
Casketbearers were Jeff Cotter, Scott Cotter, William McConville, Bruce Purtle, Craig Cotter and Dennis Cotter.
Services were Tuesday, Oct. 10, at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill with the Rev. Wyatt Shanks officiating.
Burial was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery under the direction of the Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Doris E. Fields
Jan. 20, 1925 - Oct. 10, 2000
Doris E. Fields, 75, Belton, died Tuesday, Oct. 10, at her home.
She was born Jan. 20, 1925, in Montevallo.
Mrs. Fields was a member of the Coleman Baptist Church, Peculiar, where she was also a Sunday school teacher. She was a member of the Women's Missionary Union.
Preceding her in death was her husband, Dorrance Fields, Oct. 3, 1998.
Surviving are two daughters, Belinda Casey, Cleveland, and Karen Creason, Belton, and a son, Boyd Fields, Belton; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Services were Thursday, Oct. 12, at the E.K. George & Sons Belton Chapel.
Burial was in the Belton Cemetery under the direction of the E.K. George & Sons Funeral Home, Belton.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Orbie Woodrow Farnsworth
March 7, 1913 - Oct. 5, 2000
Orbie Woodrow Farnsworth, 87, Pleasant Hill, died Thursday, Oct. 5, at the Pleasant Hill Health and Rehabilitation Center.
He was born March 7, 1913, in Quick City, the son of Samuel Allen and Birtie Rockhill (Hixon) Farnsworth.
Mr. Farnsworth graduated from Holden High School.
On Sept. 8, 1937, he married Virginia Elizabeth Rector in Warrensburg.
He was employed at the Bendix plant in Kansas City for over 23 years prior to retiring in the late 1970s. He was also a farmer and hauled livestock and grain for others in addition to driving the Cass County library van.
Mr. Farnsworth lived on a farm near Blairstown before moving to a farm west of Pleasant Hill in 1954, he moved to town 16 years ago.
He was a member of the Pleasant Hill First Baptist Church and served as a deacon. He was active in the tape ministry of the church and enjoyed delivering audio tapes of each Sunday's worship service to shut-ins and those in nursing facilities.
Preceding him in death was a brother, Clifton Farnsworth, in 1967.
Surviving are two sons, Orbie Gale Farnsworth and Gary William Farnsworth, both of Pleasant Hill; three brothers, Paul Allen Farnsworth, Pleasant Hill, Fern Farnsworth, Independence, and Gilbert Farnsworth, Tatamy, Pa.; three sisters, Sylvia Jordan, Parkville, Madge Bohannon, Citrus Heights, Calif., and Wanda Wiskur, Hughesville; four grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Casketbearers were Mark Farnsworth, Don Ward, Keith Farnsworth, Norm Conant, Todd Burris and Harold Dean Jordan.
Services were Monday, Oct. 9, at the Pleasant Hill First Baptist Church under the direction of the Stanley & Son Funeral Home with the Rev. Wyatt shanks officiating.
Burial was in the Farnsworth Cemetery, Holden, under the direction of Stanley & Son Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Farnsworth Cemetery Association.

Letha Lucille Garoutte
March 3, 1924 - Oct. 4, 2000
Letha Lucille Garoutte, 76, Adrian, died Wednesday, Oct. 4, in Bates County Memorial Hospital, Butler.
She was born March 3, 1924, in Centerview, the daughter of Edward and Rosetta Raynes.
June 1, 1941, she married Bert Garoutte in Harrisonville.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Bert Garoutte; a brother, Carl Raynes; and two sisters, Mary Miller, Peculiar, and Velma Garoutte, Marionville.
Surviving are two daughters, Bonnie Cochran, Adrian, and Nancy Nickerson, Doniphan; two sons, Bert Garoutte Jr., Waverly, and Franklin Garoutte, Creole Springs, Ill.; three brothers, Clarence Raynes and Vernon Raynes, Independence, and John Raynes, Adrian; two sisters, Rosa Lee Roberts, Oak Grove, Betty Denny, Newport News, Va.; a brother-in-law, Elmer Wayne Garoutte, Marionville; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Casketbearers were Clint Nickerson, Brian Garoutte, Travis Cumpton, Vernon Miller II, Mikel Cumpton and Larry Roberts II.
Services were Friday, Oct. 6, at the Atkinson Chapel, Adrian, with the Rev. Paul Burhart of the Adrian Christian Church officiating.
Burial was in the Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian, under the direction of the Atkinson Funeral Home, Adrian.

Henry Floyd Hertzberg
Sept. 29, 1907 - Oct. 2, 2000
Henry Floyd Hertzberg, 93, Harrisonville, died Monday, Oct. 2, at Crown Care Center, Harrisonville.
He was born Sept. 29, 1907, in Prairie Home, Cooper County, the son of Henry and Laura (Hornbeck) Hertzberg.
On June 10, 1931, he married Lelah Hammontree.
Mr. Hertzberg had lived in Harrisonville since 1935 before moving to Stockton where he worked as the deputy county collector.
After moving to Harrisonville in 1935, he worked for several years at a Kansas City Star route carrier between Harrisonville and Clinton. Later, he went into the auto supply business, retiring in 1969 as the owner/operator of Midwest Auto Store in Harrisonville.
Mr. Hertzberg was an active member of the First Baptist Church, serving as a deacon since 1939.
On Aug. 4, 1992, he married Zona Leavell Gaston.
Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife of 59 years, Lelah Hammontree Hertzberg; and two brothers, Robert Hertzberg and Herman Hertzberg.
Surviving are his wife of eight years, Zona Gaston Leavell Hertzberg, Harrisonville; a son, Dale Hertzberg, Buckner; a daughter, Laura Dillingham, Shawnee, Kan.; three stepdaughters, Joy Steele, Belton, Maisie Cavanah, Harrisonville, and Theresa Bryson, Wichita, Kan.; two brothers, Lawrence Hertzberg, Nevada, and Cecil Hertzberg, El Dorado Springs; three sisters, Viola Hazelwood, Ruth Bausch and Rachel Benham, all of El Dorado Springs; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; nine stepgreatchildren; and eight stepgrand-grandchildren.
Honorary casketbearers were the deacons of the First Baptist Church, Harrisonville.
Casketbearers were Doug Dillingham, Wyatt Hazelwood, Don Hertzberg, Burlan Sizemore, Scott Aladeen and Montie Faught.
Services were Friday, Oct. 6, at the Atkinson Chapel, Harrisonville, with the Rev. Charles Sutton and the Rev. David Noble of the First Baptist Church, Harrisonville, officiating. Misti Gile was the vocalist.
Burial was in the Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville, under the direction of the Atkinson Funeral Home, Harrisonville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church, Harrisonville.

Joyce C. Gates
June 24, 1944 - Oct. 6, 2000
Joyce C. Gate, 56, Pleasant Hill, died Friday, Oct. 6, at the Medical Center of Independence.
She was born June 24, 1944, in Florence, S.C., the daughter of Warren and Pauline (Sparks) Brown.
On Jan. 26, 1979, she married Merle D. Gates in Miami, Okla.
As a small child she moved with her family to Santa Rosa and then to the Kansas City - Raytown area. She attended school in Raytown and graduated from Raytown High School. She later moved to Independence and lived there and in Kansas City until 1983 when they moved to Pleasant Hill.
Mrs. Gates was a homemaker.
She was a member of the Union Church of Strasburg.
Surviving are her husband, Merle D. Gates, of the home; three sons, Michael D. Gates, Strasburg, Mark D. Gates, Burnsville, Minn., and Kent Melson, Pryor Creek, Okla.; a daughter, Jodi N. Talbot, Independence; her mother, Pauline Brown, Raytown; one brother, Warren Franklin, Brown, Raytown; and four grandchildren.
Casketbearers were Kent A. Melson, Jodie N. Talbot, Mike D. Gates, Mark D. Gates, Kent Johnson and Dick Heberlin.
Services were Wednesday, Oct. 11, at the Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill with the Rev. John Clark officiating.
Burial was in the Strasburg Cemetery under the direction of the Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Daniel Lee Ketchum
May 26, 1944 - Oct. 7, 2000
Daniel Lee Ketchum, 56, Lampe, died Saturday, Oct. 7, at his home after a long bout with cancer.
He was born May 26, 1944, in Kansas City, the son of Robert Ketchum and Patricia (Rouse) Norman.
In 1977, he married Connie Jane Flanary.
Mr. Ketchum served in the United States Navy. He was a member of Our Lady of the Cove Catholic Church and a third-degree knight in the Knights of Columbus.
He was preceded in death by an infant son, Gabriel Seth.
Mr. Ketchum retired from Ford Motor Company, Claycomo, after 30 years and moved to the Ozarks where he worked at Silver Dollar City.
Surviving are his wife, Connie Jane Ketchum, of the home; his father, Robert Ketchum, Harrisonville; his mother and stepfather, Patricia R. and Dwight Norman, Harrisonville; two sons, Steven Allen Ketchum, Grandview, and Jacob Cain Larsen, Arlington, Texas; a daughter, Amanda Rose Ketchum, Springfield; two sisters, Pamela J. Brown, Lee's Summit, and Paulette Erickson, Gig Harbor, Wash.; two brothers, R. David Ketchum, Independence, and Mark Barrand, Highland Ranch, Colo.; five stepbrothers and stepsisters; and a granddaughter.
Memorial services will be at noon, Monday, Oct. 16, in Our Lady of the Cove Catholic Church, Kimberling City, with Father John Brath officiating.
Cremation.
Inurnment will be at the Mount Olivet Cemetery, Kansas City, under the direction of the Stumpff Funeral Home-South, Kimberling City.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Tri-Lakes Animal Shelter, HC 2 Box 184, Reeds Springs, MO 65737.

Eloise Gertrude "Toby" Roberts
Oct. 3, 1925 - Oct. 5, 2000
Eloise Gertrude "Toby" Roberts, 75, Belton, died Thursday, Oct. 5, at the Beautiful Savior Home Manor, Belton.
She was born Oct. 3, 1925, in Franklin, Ohio, the daughter of Glenn and Mable (Baxter) Tobin.
On Oct. 19, 1957, she married Bill Roberts in Las Vegas, Nev.
Mrs. Roberts was a homemaker. She had lived in Santa Anna and San Bernardino, Calif., before moving to Belton in 1992.
Surviving are her husband, Bill Roberts of the home; two sons, Larry Fox and Harry Fox, both of Huber Heights, Ohio; a daughter, Susan Fischer, La Palma, Calif.; two brothers, Leroy Tobin, San Diego, Calif., and Lloyd Tobin, Henderson, Nev.; two sisters, Mildred Robinson, Ridgecrest, Calif., Calif., and Margaret Gordon, Palmdale, Calif.; her stepmother, Mary Stiles, Palmdale; and three grandchildren.
Services were Sunday, Oct. 8, at the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, with Chaplain Mary Hardy-Hancock officiating.
Burial was in the Washington Cemetery, Republic, Kan.


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