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Carol M. Bosley
July 18, 1946 – Sept. 30, 2020

Carol Bosley, 74, Clinton, died Sept. 30 at St. Luke’s Medical Center on the Plaza in Kansas City.

She was born July 18, 1946, the fourth child of six, in Neosho, the daughter of Gildy Roy Thomas Green and Grace Marie (Brown) Green.

July 14, 1963, after a short 10-day romance, she was married to Theodore Edward “Ted” Bosley at the Allen Street Baptist Church in Clinton. They were blessed with 57 years of marriage.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Melvin Green and Wayne Green; and a sister, Dorothy Raulerson.

In addition to her husband, surviving are three daughters, Tina Wilson and family, Harrisonville, Leona Goforth, her husband and family, Clinton, and Connie Landis, Lincoln; two sisters, Wanda Houk and husband, and Ann Johnson and husband, all of Clinton; and two sisters-in -law, Barb Green, Troy, Illinois, and Bonnie Green, Clinton; 13 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson; many nieces and nephews; and lots of adopted children whom she loved very much.

Carol was known to many as Granny. She had a heart of gold. She was the rock of the family and very much loved by family and friends and will be truly missed by all.

A celebration of life was Oct. 6 at the Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton.

Lester L.W. Cartee
March 14, 1933 – Oct. 6, 2020

Lester Lee Wesley Cartee, Harrisonville, was born March 14, 1933, the son of Louis and Ruth Jean (Patton) Cartee in Marshall.

He died Oct. 6 at the Crown Care Center, Harrisonville, at the age of 87 years, 6 months and 22 days.

Lester was employed as a boat captain and a member of the Central Operators Local Union No. 101 and International Union of Operating Engineers, Kansas City.

He loved to hunt, fish and travel in his motor home. Lester enjoyed reading and history. He was a very hard worker, was known as an “ornery old cuss” and was very blunt.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Cartee, Dec. 17, 2010; two sons, Larry Wayne Cartee on Nov. 13, 1995, and Barry Cartee on May 9, 1958; a brother, Billy Wayne Cartee; and a sister, Nita Jean Chilton.

Lester is survived by a son, Gary Lee Cartee and wife, Viola, Lowry City; three daughters, Ruby Karen Graves and Kelly Wray and husband, Bob, all of Harrisonville, and Tammy Welge and husband, Ray, Emporia, Kansas; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; other relatives and friends.

Cremation. A celebration of life visitation was Oct. 8 at the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Ascend Hospice.

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

Tiffany R. Claibourn
Aug. 28, 1981 – Oct. 2, 2020

Tiffany Rene` Claibourn, 39, Harrisonville, died Oct. 2 at her home.

Tiffany, or “Tiffy” as she was commonly called, loved photography, vacations with her family and of course, lots of coffee.

She was generally a private person, but loved making people laugh on social media.

She was always proud and protective of her children and would always push them to do their best.

Tiffy is survived by her husband, Jess Claibourn; two daughters, Calista and Samantha Claibourn, all of the home; a stepson, Hunter Werner, Pleasant Hill; other relatives and many close friends.

She was dearly loved and will be eternally missed.

Cremation. A celebration of life visitation was Oct. 9 at the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville.

In lieu of flowers, the family would accept donations to the children’s fund.

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

Lloyd W. Davis
Feb. 15, 1949 – Oct. 3, 2020

Lloyd “Buddy” W. Davis, 71, died Oct. 3 at his home in Clinton. Lloyd Davis, better known as Buddy, was well known in the community as an avid horseman all his life.

He enjoyed trail rides, camping and other outdoor activities. He made a lot of friends throughout the years. One lifelong friend is Marion Stone who stayed in touch until Buddy’s passing.

Buddy was baptized as a child, which no doubt helped him overcome many hardships in his life. Buddy was a hard worker and from 1970 to 2011 he worked at Schreiber Foods.

Buddy met and married Wilda Julian in 1973 and together they raised five children. He remained with Wilda until her death in 2011. In 2016 he met and married Rosalee Ross who had two adult sons, Nathan Burton, Lincoln, and Jason Burton, Garden City. They were married four years and loved life and each other.

Buddy was preceded in death by his parents O.D. and Edith Davis; a brother, David “Dude” Davis; a sister, Peggy Gardner; nephews Jeremy Houk and J.D. Jolley; and grandson Bo Albin.

Buddy is survived by his wife; two stepsons; his children, Marla and Marty Snider, Sheri Waugh and Art Snethen, Ron and Debby VanWinkle, John and Sharon VanWinkle, Janet and Chris Smith; 13 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; sisters, Dixie and Benny Martin, Margie Jolly and Dean, Carol Sue and Lloyd Wilson, Louise Houk and Rob; and brother Dennis and Carla Davis; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Oct. 9 at the Vansant-Mills Funeral Home, Clinton, with burial in the Parks Chapel Cemetery, Clinton.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Tebo Baptist Church in care of Vansant-Mills Funeral Home.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Vansant-Mills Funeral Home, Clinton.

Maurice Handy
Jan. 28, 1956 – Sept 28, 2020

Maurice “Marty” Handy, 64, Harrisonville, died Sept. 28 at his home. Services are pending at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville.

Marty was born Jan. 28, 1956, in Kansas City, the son of Richard M. and Priscilla (Allen) Handy.

Marty and his brother, Rick, were raised in Harrisonville by his maternal grandfather, Alvard O. Allen and his step-grandmother, Ruth A. Allen, after the death of their mother in 1964.

He was a 1974 graduate of Harrisonville High School and the valedictorian of his class. Marty attended the University of Missouri-Columbia and graduated in 1978 with a degree in journalism. While at MU, he was a member of the cheer squad.

After graduation, Marty moved to New York City, where he was a writer for “Women’s Wear Daily.” He returned to Harrisonville and was working as a customer representative for the Internal Revenue Service in Kansas City.

Marty was preceded in death by his parents; his brother Rick; and three uncles, Dallas Allen, Edwin Allen and Roland Allen.

He is survived by two uncles, Edward Allen and Arthur Allen; three aunts, Burma Allen, Dorothy Shackelford and Ester Allen; many cousins, other relatives and many friends.

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

Linda L. Hoover
Dec. 14, 1940 – Oct. 6, 2020

Linda Louise Hoover, 79, Harrisonville, died Oct. 6 at her home, surrounded by her family. Linda was born to parents Clell Vernon Cox and Tera Marie Williams Cox on Dec. 14, 1940, in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.

Her family later moved to Kansas City, where she graduated with honors from Westport High School in 1958. Linda was a loving, but firm, big sister to her brothers, James

Vernon “Butch” Cox and Terry, and David Cox and Cindy Stoner, and enjoyed a wonderful bond with them as adults, often gathering at family dinners in one another’s homes to celebrate the milestones in their lives.

Linda married Arthur Edmund Zans in Fairmont Aug. 22, 1959. From that marriage, came four children whom she loved dearly and built her life around. These children are, Mark Stephen Zans Rollins, Arlington Texas, Elizabeth Anne Zans, Harrisonville; Tera Marie Seller and husband, Pete, Gilbertown, Alabama, and School News Patrick Joseph Zans, and wife, Sherry, Lee’s Summit.

After living many places in the midwest, in 1979 Linda and her children returned to live near her parents and brothers in Harrisonville. She worked hard to provide for her children sacrificing much to meet their needs.

She instilled in them her strong work ethic, providing a foundation for success in each of their own families.

She met and fell in love with Robert Lynn Hoover and they married Sept. 4, 1982. Bob and Linda enjoyed more than 20 years of marriage before he preceded her in death in March 2006.

In their early years, Linda and Bob traveled quite a bit, something they loved to do. They also simply enjoyed spending quiet evenings together reading and listening to the weather channel.

Linda was an excellent and committed employee for more than 25 years at Aventis Pharmaceuticals, working her way from an administrative assistant to a production planner for their liquid medication line. She then worked at Country Club Bank in Harrisonville as a loan clerk from which she retired.

Linda was blessed to find a wonderful circle of friends when she became a member of the Red Hat Society. These wonderful ladies brought out the fun side of Linda, enjoying their fellowship and many outings., celebrating love and laughter, crazy red hats and purple clothing, Linda’s favorite color combinations.

Linda was an avid gardener, enjoying many happy hours in her flowers and vegetable garden, a joy and love that was most certainly handed down from her mother, Marie.

Linda had another friend that occupied a very special place in her heart, a big, beautiful, Golden Retriever named Tanner, who kept her company for many years. Linda always said she would never have a dog in her house, until Tanner wiggled and licked his way in. She was often guilty of sneaking him treats under the table when no one was looking!

In the past few years, Linda grew in her love for the Lord. She faithfully attended Cornerstone Community Church, where she participated in Bible studies and soaking in the truth of the word of God.

Above all, Linda loved her family and devoted her life to serving and sacrificing for not just her children, but for her parents as well. She cared for her parents in their final years, providing a place of peace and joy for them to live out their last days in the comfort of home.

Linda is survived by, not just her children and brothers, but by three grandchildren, Jake Kauffman, Calhoun, Joshua Zans, Lee’s Summit, and Cody Sellers, Gulfport, Mississippi; a niece, Dana Cox, and a nephew, Michael Cox, both of Harrisonville; and five great-grandchildren.

The word of God says that to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord 2nd Cor. 5:8. While Linda has passed into glory with her Father where there is no more suffering or pain and every tear has been wiped away, her final resting place is in Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville..

Funeral services were Oct. 10 at the Atkinson Funeral Home with Pastor Mark McCune and son in law, Pete Sellers, leading the celebration of her life.

Linda has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations to Kansas City Hospice. Linda and her family are deeply appreciative of the care and compassion that the nurses and staff have shown them as they traveled through this valley with them.

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

Carl L. Grainger
July 3, 1940 – Oct. 1, 2020

Carl’s wishes were to be cremated.

Carl Lester Grainger, 80, Rich Hill, died Oct. 1 at Medicalodge of Butler. He was born July 3, 1940, the son of Lester Golden and Bonnie Newman Alexander Grainger in Parkville.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Edith Rinehart; nieces, Tammy Joyce and Jessica Lee Ann Evans; and brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Norma Grainger.

Carl is survived by his brother, Harold Grainger and wife, Barbara, Butler; and nephews and nieces.

Memorial services were Oct. 8 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel, Butler.

Inurnment was in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler.

In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to Friendship Full Gospel Church.

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

June H. McNeece
June 1, 1920 – Oct. 8, 2020

June Hazel McNeece, 100, Butler, formerly of Mayview, died Oct. 8 at Butler Center in Butler. She was born June 1, 1920, in Mayview, the daughter of Oscar and Beryl Stuedle.

She was well known in Layfette County and in Butler for her cosmetic business during the 1960s and continuing through her sale of the business in the mid-1990s.

The business was initially started by her aunt’s secret night cream recipe, mixing it in a big bowl in her kitchen. Her aunt later sold the recipe to a cosmetic company in New York and signed her exclusive sale rights over to June.

She was a loving mother and wife and a friend to many. She shared nearly 60 years of marriage with her beloved husband, John R McNeece, who preceded her in death in 1998.

She was always a positive person with a warm smile and words of encouragement for everyone she met. She was the definition of the word “lady,” always taking pride in her appearance. Her values and faith in God served her well throughout her 100 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband; two sisters; two brothers; her parents; several aunts and uncles whom she was very fond of; and many cousins and friends.

Survivors include her daughter, Marcia McNeece Cook, Butler; grandson, Daniel Cook and wife, Tricia, Raymore; and her much loved great-grandchildren, Ally, Olivia and Spencer Cook.

She will be greatly missed by her family and those who cared for her in her final days.

As per her wishes, no services are planned. Private burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bates County Community Health Foundation, in care of Mullinax Funeral Home, 10 S. High St., Butler, MO 64730.

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

Carl L. Shubert
June 28, 1924 – Oct. 4, 2020

Carl Leslie Shubert, 96, Nixa, died Oct. 4 at Castle Wood Assisted Living in Nixa. He was born June 28, 1924, the son of Charles Elmer and Ruth Hughes Shubert in Adrian.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Roberta Harrison; a brother-in-law; and a sister-in-law.

Carl is survived by his daughter, Marlena Bennett and husband, Doug, Nixa; two brothers, Herman Shubert, Butler, and Claude Shubert and wife, Judy, Boise, Idaho; a sister, Judy Colburn and husband, Lyndell, Butler; and two grandchildren, Evan and Ryan.

Family only private graveside services for Carl Shubert were Oct. 10 at the Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian.

Contributions are suggested to Shriner’s Hospital or Brunswick United Methodist Church.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel, Butler.

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