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Steven W. Huntsman
Dec. 12, 1955 – June 2, 2020
Steven W. Huntsman, 64, Adrian, died June 2 at St. Joseph Medical Center in Kansas City.


Steve was born Dec. 12, 1955, in Topeka, Kansas, the oldest son of Floyd Huntsman and Betty (Arnold) Huntsman. Steve grew up in Topeka and graduated from Seaman High School in 1974.

He took an early retirement from UPS after almost 25 years of service due to health issues.


He married his wife, Debra (Barter) Huntsman, Aug. 26, 1989, and together they raised three wonderful boys.


Steve was an amazing husband, father, friend to all and most proudly a Papa, the man, the myth, the legend.


He was an avid outdoorsman who thrived to fish and hunt, as well as shoot archery. He lived each day of life like it was his last. His huge smile and exciting personality filled any room he entered.


He was preceded in death by his father, Floyd Huntsman; mother Betty Huntsman; and biological dad, Richard Fleming; and daughter-in-law Stacey Huntsman.

Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Debra (Barter) Huntsman; brother; Randy Huntsman and Linda, Topeka, Kansas; children, Sean Huntsman, Denver, Colorado, Garrett Huntsman and Jimi, Peculiar, and Caleb Huntsman and Emilie, Adrian; stepgranddaughters, Raychel, Whitney; grandchildren Collin and Olivia; step-great-grandsons, Landon and Christian; and several cousins and extended family members.


You will be missed by all.


Cremation, with a funeral mass June 6 at St. Sabina Catholic Church, Belton, officiated by Fr. Jeff Stephan.


In lieu of flowers and plants, memorial contributions are suggested to the Steven Huntsman Memorial, a college fund for Steve’s grandchildren.


Arrangements were under the direction of the Mullinax Funeral Home, Butler.

Naomi A. Hargis
Dec. 4, 1930 – June 1, 2020
Naomi A. Hargis, Harrisonville, was born Dec. 4, 1930, in Marshalltown, Iowa, the daughter of Elmer James and Ruth Elizabeth (Ankrum) Collins.

She died June 1 at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, at the age of 89 years, 5 months and 28 days.


Oct. 22, 1949, Naomi was married to Robert Daniel “Danny” Eastman in Altoona, Iowa.

Naomi was a homemaker and a health care professional,, previously employed by Camden Nursing Home as a Certified Nursing Assistant and as a manufacturing associate with Halman International, Inc., both in Harrisonville.

Naomi attended high school in Marshalltown before moving to Harrisonville in 1961. She believed in the Lord Jesus Christ and March 2, 1978, became a member of the Worship Center in Harrisonville.

Naomi was remarried to Louie Elton Hargis in Harrisonville Aug. 17, 1985. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Carroll Clapsaddle and Jay Collins, of Marshalltown, Iowa, and Robert Collins of Cameron; by her first husband, Danny Eastman; by her second husband, Louie Hargis, Sept. 17, 2003; and by her eldest son, Martin Eastman, Orlando, Florida, February 14, 2011.


Naomi is survived by her sister-in-law, Lois Collins, Cameron; by two sons, Craig Eastman and Mary Lynn, Glen Allen, Virginia, and Timothy Eastman and Debbie, Harrisonville; by her daughter-in-law, Karol Eastman and Martin, Orlando, Florida; three step-children, Jeff Hargis and Deborah, Cleveland, Eric Hargis and Carla, Harrisonville, and Linda Keeth and Cecil, Harrisonville; by her grandchildren Eric Eastman and Shaina, Douglas Eastman and Maria, and Elizabeth Eastman; grandchildren-by-marriage Elizabeth Kimler, James Kimler, Jason Kimler and Trisha, Sam Cornelious and Shannon Pollard; by three great-grandchildren; and by numerous great-grandchildren-by-marriage; three beloved nephews; and other relatives and friends; including her life-long friend from high school, Shirley Landers.

Funeral services were June 6 at theDickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville,

with burial in the Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Hope Haven in Harrisonville.

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

Dennis J. Hogue
March 4, 1953 – May 20, 2020
Dennis J. Hogue, 67, was born March 4, 1953, in Independence. He died May 20 at Research Hospital in Kansas City.


Dennis was a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church, where he was honored to be an alter boy. He attended St. Ann’s Grade School. Dennis graduated from St. Mary’s High School, class of 1972.


In his younger years, he could be found running up and down the lake pulling skiers, zip sled and inner tube riders. He and his friends were gone from sunup to sometimes past sundown.

His favorite place was truly Lake of the Ozarks, Ivy Bend, which was always on his mind. When the time was right, he would have returned there where he and his wife, Patti, could again enjoy lake life.


May 4, 1974, Dennis married Patricia “Patti” Searcy at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Independence. They celebrated their 46th anniversary in 2020.


After their marriage, Dennis and Patti lived in Independence later moving to Calhoun and eventually settling in Creighton.

Dennis had a very strong work ethic. He never met a stranger. He was also the guy you called when you needed help with anything. He was always willing to lend a hand to help friends and family.


Unfortunately, as time went by, his mind was always willing, but his body would say “no I don’t think so.”


He started working at Armco Steel in the early 1970s and remained there until the plant shut down. From there he opened his own business in fabrication “Denco.” Later, he worked for Meyer Metal in Windsor and then at Champion Brand/Lowe Oil Co., Clinton, from which he took disability.


Dennis was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Alma Geraldine “Jerrie” (Barker) Hogue.


He leaves behind his wife, Patricia “Patti,” “Pat” (Searcy) Hogue of the home; two sons, Dennis Hogue, Jr., Harrisonville, and Christopher Joseph Hogue of the home; a grandson, Thomas Alexander; two brothers, Patrick Hogue and wife, Joyce, and Michael Hogue and wife, Kathy, all of Garden City; a sister, Rhonda Lugenbeel and husband, Dean, Pleasant Hill; an aunt, Joe Helen (Barker) Barnett, 97, California; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many, many friends.

Cremation has been accorded. A celebration of life to honor Dennis J. Hogue will be held at a later date. The time and date will be published here when the information becomes available.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Roger P. Myers
July 8, 1940 – May 30, 2020

Roger “Oley” Paul Myers, Harrison-
ville, died May 30, 2020.

“Oley,” a nickname his father gave him as a young boy, was born in Indianola, Nebraska, July 8, 1940. His parents were Delbert “Deb” and Hester (Hess) Eberhardt-Myers. He completed their family along with his brother, Rodney.

He was raised on the family farm northwest of St Francis, Kansas. He attended the Northrup Country School near his family farm, many times riding his horse.


As a young boy, he attended the EUB Church with his parents. He took catechism and was baptized in the EUB Church.


He attended St. Francis High School, graduating with the class of 1957, alongside his brother. Oley lettered all four years in football, track and wrestling.


He later grew to enjoy and love the sport of golf also being actively involved in the St. Francis golf course.

Roger worked at the St. Francis Co-Op, later becoming the Farm Bureau Agency manager in St. Francis. He also was an active member of the Shriners.


He later moved to the West Coast where he worked in the carpentry trade. Roger became the general manager for Salem Masonry of Salem, Oregon.

There wasn’t anything Oley couldn’t make, fix, build or rebuild. Nothing was too much of a challenge for him.

He made friends easily and had many at that. He was very easy going, witty, hard working, non-judgmental, caring, supportive, a golf channel fanatic and most of all, he loved his God, family and friends.


It meant so much to him that he was able to farm the same ground his father and grandfather did. He always felt at home while being behind the wheel of the tractor and was at peace whenever he was working the land. He was proud of his heritage and the love of his Eberhardt “clan” and his special cousin, Dee Dee.

Roger has been a resident of Harrisonville for 31 years. He attended the Harrisonville Church of the Nazarene. He enjoyed being a part of the men’s prayer group and appreciated the love and support of them throughout these last two years.


He leaves behind the love of his life, Jody Angel-Myers of the home; a brother Rod, St. Francis, Kansas; his son Kevin P. Myers and Paige, Cleveland; and daughter Lori Stover and Lynn, Colby, Kansas.


He also leaves behind Terry Angel and Karen, Oak Grove, Debbie Angel-Hendrix and Galen, Harrisonville, Michael Angel and Patricia, Grandview, and Michelle Angel-Buasri and Sip, Richmond, Texas, whom he loved and welcomed as his own from the beginning.

He also leaves behind 16 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren who brought lots of love, laughter and tears to him over the years.


Cremation. A celebration of life service was June 4 at the Harrisonville Church of
the Nazarene, Harrisonville.

Inurnment was at the St. Francis Cemetery, St. Francis, Kansas. Memorials may be made to one of the following: Harrisonville Church of the Nazarene, 2305 E. South Street, Harrisonville, MO 64701 or Sarah Cannon Cancer Center, 17053 S. Outer Road, Belton, MO 64012.


Services were under the direction of the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville.

Mary M. Raines
May 31, 1924 – June 3, 2020
Mary Maxine (Jones) Brown Raines, Lehigh, Oklahoma, was born May 31, 1924, in Stella, the daughter of Melvin Lee and Lois (Moser) Jones. She died June 3 at Atoka, Oklahoma, at the age of 96 years and 3 days.


Oct. 3, 1947, Maxine married Bertram G. Brown in Neosho. She later married Paul E.
Raines July 1, 1989, in Creighton.

Mary was a telephone operator for United Telephone Company until her retirement in 1987.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Harrisonville and had belonged to a Baptist church since the 1930s.


Mary was a Girl Scout leader, Cub Scout leader, GA leader, on a bowling league, won 21 first place ribbons for her quilting, in a hiking club with her husband and loved to travel a lot.

She enjoyed gardening and canning, doing word search puzzles and she loved her dog and cats. Above all, she enjoyed being with her family and serving her Lord.


Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Bertram Brown, Oct. 25, 1977; her second husband, Paul Raines, Nov. 11, 2019; a son, Gary Brown; her sister, Irene Barnett; and a son-in-law, Thomas Horn.


Mary is survived by a daughter, Gail Horn, Lehigh, Oklahoma; two sons, Ron Raines and wife, Marcia, Archie, and Bill Raines and wife, Monica, Kansas City; four granddaughters, Hannah Raines, Hailey Raines, Alina Raines and Minisa Wheeler and husband, Larry; a great-grandson, Derrick Raines; a niece, Christine Sumner; two nephews, Paul Barnett and Richard Falb; other relatives and friends.


Funeral services were June 6 at the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville. Graveside services were June 6 at the Owsley Union Cemetery, Stella.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Creighton Lutheran Church or the Lehigh Baptist Church.


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

Carol A. Seleman
Aug. 20, 1942 – May 27, 2020
Carol Ann “Sugar” Seleman, Creighton, was born Aug. 20, 1942, in Kansas City, the daughter of Donald Thomas and Virginia (Wineburg) Jackson.


She died May 27 at her home surrounded by love and family at the age of 77 years, 9 months and 7 days.


May 14, 1960, Carol married Terry Paul Seleman in Independence.

Carol was a homemaker and later worked at Pro Air with Coburn McCulloh until her retirement in 2004. She was a member of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Urich.


Carol was the water aerobics instructor in Garden City, was an avid reader and a Swedish weaver.


She and Terry moved to the farm in 1971 Carol was a special grandmother and great-grandmother and will be missed by all.


Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Ret. United States Marine Gunnery Sgt. Albert Jackson.

Carol is survived by her husband of 60 years, Terry Seleman of the home; two sons, Paul Seleman and wife, Marsha, Harrisonville, and Marty Seleman and wife, Loretta, Garden City; a daughter, Ginny Seleman and companion, Calvin Luethe, El Dorado Springs; four grandchildren, Kayla, Cassandra, Austin and Christopher; three great-grandchildren, Dallas, Mason and Skylar; a sister, Peggy Walters and husband, Raymond, Lexington; other relatives and many friends.

Cremation. A celebration of life gathering will be held at a later date.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Catholic Charities and may be sent in care of Dickey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 432, Harrisonville, MO 64701.


Arrangements were under the direction of the Dickey Funeral Home. Harrisonville.

Carolynn Watson
Oct. 11, 1947 – June 3, 2020
Carolynn I. Watson, 72, Raymore, died June 3 at her home. Graveside services were June 6 at Walker Cemetery in Thayer.


Carolynn was born Oct. 11, 1947, in Thayer, Oregon County, a daughter of Carroll E. and Irene (Brazeal) Madden. She grew up in Thayer and was a 1965 graduate of Thayer High School.


She married Paul Ray Watson Dec. 25, 1965, at the Freewill Baptist Church in Thayer.


She had lived in Grandview for 12 years before moving to Raymore where she had lived for 43 years. Carolynn was a homemaker and she was a member of Southland Baptist Church in Belton.


Carolynn was preceded in death by her father, Carroll Madden.


She is survived by her husband, Paul, of the home; two sons, Tony Watson and Jennifer, Archie, and Kevin Watson and Kimberly, Peculiar; her mother, Irene Madden, Thayer; a sister, Shirley Walters and Bishop, South Greenfield; five grandchildren; two great-granddaughter a great-grandson; and seven step-grandchildren.


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

Eddie Wood
Jan. 30, 1952 – May 30, 2020

“Rattlesnake” Eddie Wood, 68, Branson, died May 30 at his home surrounded by his loving family and friends.


A funeral service was June 3 at the Atkinson Funeral Home, Harrisonville. Interment will follow in Freeman Cemetery in Freeman. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Freeman Cemetery.

Eddie was born Jan. 30, 1952, in Harrisonville the son of Elmer Eugene Wood and Edith Mae (Cathcart) Wood.


Eddie graduated from Harrisonville High School in 1971. He met the love of his life, Deborah Lynne Herring, and they married Dec. 7, 1974. They had one daughter, Ashkea Lynne Wood, who tragically died in 1998 at the age of 19 due to a car accident.

Eddie was the “real deal,” a true cowboy from an early age. At the age of 8, he joined Little Britches Rodeo and in later years participated in the National High School Rodeo finals.


For 17 years, he rode in the Professional Rodeo Circuit riding bulls, fighting bulls and was a rodeo clown. Rattlesnake Eddie got his name one year by participating in a Rattlesnake Roundup in Wynoka, Oklahoma. Out of all the cowboys who went on the hunt, he is was only one who brought back rattlesnakes.


Eddie and Debbie opened their unique store, Crooked Sky Trading Post, in Branson in 2012. They won the title of “Best of Branson Gift/Specialty Shop” for 2019.


Rattlesnake Eddie was a master leather craftsman and made custom leather products including custom guitar straps for many A-list entertainers all over the country.


Eddie was also an actor and appeared in many TV shows, commercials and movies. He was a performer at the long-established outdoor drama theater, Shepherd of the Hills. Several newspaper and magazine publications have written stories about him.

One of his statements in a recent publication quoted him as saying, “Every morning I say a prayer and ask God to use me and my hands for his will.” Rattlesnake Eddie was a Branson celebrity icon and was loved very much in the Branson Community.


Eddie was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, Ashkea Lynne Wood; and brother, Jim Myers.

He is survived by his loving wife, Debbie Lynne Wood of the home; his mother-in-law, Vera Ruth Herring of the home; a brother, Gary Eugene Wood, Deepwater; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; and his beloved English Bulldog, Sedona, who was always by his side.

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

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