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Obituaries: October 3, 2019

Amy L. Brown

Jan. 31, 1970 – Sept. 24, 2019

Amy Lee Brown, 49, Harrisonville, died Sept. 24 at ABC Health Care, Harrisonville.

Funeral services were Sept. 27 at the Atkinson Funeral Home, Harrisonville, with burial in Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville.

Amy was born Jan. 31, 1970, in Fargo, North Dakota, the daughter of Basil and Geraldine (Janow) Brown.

Amy was preceded in death by both her mother in 1980 and her father in 2017. She also had a brother, Paul Brown, of unknown status.

She had lived in Kansas City before moving to Harrisonville in April 2003. She worked for the Casco Area Workshop for some time in those early years.

Amy’s parents had not been in Amy’s life for years and with Amy’s effervescent personality, her family became all those who cared for her at ABC Health Care and those who met her through doctor visits, from Harrisonville to Kansas City to Overland Park, Kansas.

Amy entertained in many a waiting room over the past several years. Amy also knew what she liked in men and would let you and the gentleman know in several not-so-subtle ways.

If you met Amy, you had a story to share about her. She was larger than life in so many ways. There was a lot of personality packed into that young lady. We all loved Amy without question. She had a way of getting to you right in that spot in your heart with a depth that not many people reach.

Amy also had many friends among the residents of ABC Health Care. Her roommate, Laura, was her most dear and inseparable friend. We will all miss Amy’s loud shrieks and announcements of our presence – no, we will miss nearly everything about Amy. Thank you, Amy, for gracing our lives with your presence.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Atkinson Funeral Home, Harrisonville.

 

Marybeth R. Brown

Aug. 16, 1935 – Sept. 24, 2019

Marybeth Ryan Brown, 84, Belton, died Sept. 24 in Belton. No services are scheduled.

Marybeth was born in San Francisco, California, Aug. 16, 1935. She graduated from St. Mary’s High School in San Francisco.

Surviving are five children, Brian McNeil, Sonoma, California; Maryann Walker, Peculiar; Annette Gregg, Cool, California; Casey Moran, Reno, Nevada; and Kelly Moran, Pleasanton, California. She was blessed with 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

She loved life, adored her cats and was a caring and loving friend. She will be greatly missed by all. Marybeth desired to leave us with some wisdom from all of her years on the earth. Her doctrine of life included five words – love, trust, kindness, forgiveness and hope. She truly loved life.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Atkinson Funeral Home, Harrisonville.

 

Sidney E. Bullock

Oct. 15, 1935 Sept. 23, 2019

Sidney Eugene Bullock, son of James Chester and Opal Hunsinger Bullock, was

born, Oct. 15, 1935, in Drexel. He died Sept. 23 at Lake Regional Hospital, Osage Beach, at the age of 83 years.

On Nov. 16, 1974, he was married to Beverly Joyce Burns and together they shared 44 years of marriage.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Susie Rea; and a granddaughter, Janetta.

He is survived by his wife, Beverly, of the home; his son, Rocky Bullock and wife Debbie of George, Iowa; three grandchildren, Tiffany, Todd and Hannah; three great-grandchildren, Breck, Daniel and Kaylee; a great-great-granddaughter, Raylynn; four special nieces and nephews, Julie, Elijah, Joel and Bella Ollison; 10 sisters and brothers-in-law and a host of other relatives and many friends.

Sidney grew up in the Drexel area where he attended Drexel High School and graduated early. He was eager to move to Kansas City and start working. When he turned 18, he joined the United States Navy and served our country proudly for four years as a radar man. After he left the military, he attended college and studied drafting. He then purchased a gas station in Butler.

Sidney moved to California and worked as an industrial x-ray technician on the Saturn Satellite. He would come to Missouri to visit his parents and he met the love of his life, Beverly. Sidney and Beverly had traveled all over the United States when he delivered boats. He owned and operated Bullock Drywall for more than 20 years and also had attended auctioneering school and owned and operated his own auctioneer service.

Funeral services were Sept. 27 in Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home, Camdenton. Burial was in Mt. Horeb Cemetery, Decaturville.

Memorial donations may be made to Mt. Horeb Cemetery and mailed to Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home, 15 Clint Ave., Camdenton, MO 65020.

Arrangements were under the direction of Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home,

Camdenton.

 

Doris A. Bunger

May 8, 1923 – Sept. 19, 2019

Doris Alene (Williams) Bunger, 96, Camdenton, died Sept. 19 at Camdenton Windsor Estates with her daughter and son-in-law by her side.

Funeral services were Sept. 25 at the Atkinson Funeral Home, Harrisonville, with burial in Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville.

Doris was born May 8, 1923, in Garden City, the daughter of Foy and Iva Lee (O’Dell) Williams. The family relocated to a farm in Freeman where they lived for many years. The drought drove them to move to Harrisonville in the early 1940s.

Doris met a young Marine, Wayne Ellis Bunger, returning home to Harrisonville from World War II. They fell in love and married April 2, 1949. They shared 43 years together until his death March 8, 1992.

They were members of the First Baptist Church, East Lynne. After Wayne’s death, Doris attended The Worship Center in Harrisonville. She moved to Camden County in October 1997 to make her home with her daughter and son-in-law where she attended the First Baptist Church in Macks Creek.

Doris was preceded in death by her parents, Foy and Iva (O’Dell) Williams; three brothers, Warren, Harold and J.J. Williams; her husband, Wayne Ellis Bunger; a son, Timothy Wayne Bunger; a granddaughter, Leisa Renee Bettis; and a niece, Kristine Renee Williams.

She is survived by her daughters, Debbie Sue Morrison and Iva Mae Bettis and her husband, Jessie; four grandchildren, Lee Ann (Bettis) Lich, Linda (Bettis) Kramer, Jessie Wray Bettis, Nikki (Heard) Starforth; 11 great-grandchildren; 16 great-great-grandchildren; and two great-great-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were under the direction of Atkinson Funeral Home, Harrisonville.