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Aimee M. Breiner
Dec. 23, 1976 – Nov. 19, 2020

Aimee Marcel Breiner, 43, Harrisonville, died Nov. 19 at St. Luke’s Hospice House in Kansas City. She was born Dec. 23, 1976, the daughter of James Walter and Kathi Jeanne Alkire Daniel in Butler.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Ross and Arleta Daniel; maternal grandparents, Bud and Anna Lou Alkire; an uncle, Neal Alkire; and an aunt, Vicki Daniel.

Aimee is survived by her husband, Zack Breiner, Harrisonville; a daughter, Carsyn Breiner, of the home; her parents, Jim and Kathi Daniel, Butler; parents-in-law, Mike and Kathy Breiner, Peculiar; a brother, Jimmy Daniel and wife, Jennifer, Harrisonville; a sister, Brandi Daniel, Butler; three uncles, Buddy Alkire and wife, Lacey, Independence, John Daniel and wife, Judy, and Alan Daniel, all of Butler; three aunts, Anna Kay Weller and husband, Pat, Evansville, Indiana, Fawn Alkire and Kathie Garren and husband, Larry, all of Butler.

A card or phone call to the family would go a long way in remembering their loved one. If you don’t have family addresses, feel free to mail cards to the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel, Butler, and they will be sent to the family.

Funeral services and Rosary services for Aimee Breiner were Nov 23 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel, Butler.

Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery in Butler.

Contributions in lieu of flowers are suggested to the Colorectal Cancer Alliance.

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

Jared Fizer
March 7, 1987 – Nov. 16, 2020

Jared was born at St. Joseph Hospital in Kansas City. He grew up in Lee’s Summit, attending school there and graduating from Lee’s Summit High School in 2005.

He started working for County Beverage in Lee’s Summit in 2005, leaving there as a driver in 2012 to drive for his current employer, US Foods.

From the time that he could walk, he was constantly following his brother Clint. If Clint rode his bike, so would Jared. He followed his brother’s footsteps, playing football and throwing in track and field.

They were always into mischief, bringing home a bucket of frogs from the pond, boiling a deer head in the driveway, sneaking off driving when neither had a license and there was always the big time wrestling that took place on the living room floor. They loved fishing, hunting and just hanging out together.

Jared told the story of when he first saw Jennifer. She was working at Tractor Supply. He knew he had to meet her. Their first date, a double date, they barely spoke two words to each other. No one thought there was going to be another, but luckily Jennifer liked his truck.

After one of their dates, he came home and Jennifer had cooked for him. He said, “Mom, she cooks just like you.” He was so happy and had found his love.

While Jared and Jennifer were not blessed with children, he loved playing and hanging out with his buddy’s kids. This is totally expected because Jared was a big kid at heart himself.

He loved to get together with his nephew, Jacob. Every year at Christmas there would be Nerf wars. His niece, Ava Jane, was born this year, four days after Jared’s birthday.

Even though COVID made it difficult, he was able to meet her on several occasions, getting to hold and spend time with her.

When they moved to Harrisonville, he was surrounded by his extended family.

Friend is not a strong enough word to use when it came to his relationship with all of them. His buddies were his other brothers. They laughed, partied, worked, ate, traveled, vacationed and lived everyday together.

Jared and his brothers were always tinkering with something. He loved helping with the farming, bailing hay, fixing broken equipment, cooking for parties, staying up all night smoking Thanksgiving turkeys and anything else anyone needed. He was always there to help.

Jared was always up for a good time. The first to arrive and the last to leave, he was the life of the party. His smile and laugh were infectious and you always had a good time in his presence.

Jared was a cook and he loved to cook for Jennifer, his friends and family. He liked to grill and smoke meat, something he learned from his dad, Jim, at an early age. When cooking in the kitchen, he would call his mom, Dianna, and ask for recipes. He would make it, but he always added a pinch of this or a shake of that to put the Jared twist on it.

He enjoyed hunting the elusive morel mushroom with his stepdad, Dave, every spring. If there were worms to drown, the two would pick up their poles in competition for the ever-coveted trifecta; first fish, biggest fish and most fish. They usually returned after hours with no worms and no fish, but a lot of great stories about the ones that got away.

He was kind, loving, giving, deeply loyal and would greet you with a smile. Jared never met a stranger. If you were fortunate enough to know Jared, your life is forever enriched. He was a loving husband, son, brother, uncle and friend.

Jared is survived by his wife, Jennifer; his mother, Dianna Campbell and Dave; his father, Jim Fizer; his brother, Clint Fizer and Sarah; his nephew, Jacob; and niece, Ava Jane; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Our hearts are broken and the huge hole left can now only be filled with all the amazing memories we have. You are so loved and will be remembered forever.

Rest in peace, my love.

Funeral services were Nov. 21 at the Heart of Life Church, Garden City, with burial in the Wills Cemetery, Peculiar.

Family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Jared Fizer Memorial

Fund. Please make checks payable to Jennifer Fizer.

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

Robert K. Gregg
Feb. 7, 1939 – Nov. 14, 2020

Robert “Bob” Keith Gregg, Creighton, was born Feb. 7, 1939, in Steamboat, Colorado, the son of Harold James and Carol Marie (Marlow) Gregg. He died Nov. 14 at the Clinton Healthcare and Rehab, Clinton, at the age of 81 years, 9 months and 7 days.

Bob was employed as a truck driver, at the rock quarry and enjoyed hauling grain at harvest time for the local farmers and friends.

He enjoyed going to church and was an active member of the Christ’s Christian Church, Urich. Bob was an Air Force veteran. He loved playing the steel guitar, traveling, going to Sherwood ball games, mowing yards and spending time with family and friends. Bob enjoyed coaching softball in Creighton and Urich.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Jerry Gene Gregg.

Bob is survived by two sisters, Sharon Akins, Bolivar, and Karen Ayres, Raymore; a sister-in-law, Linda Gregg, Joplin; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Cremation. A celebration of life service was Nov. 22 at the Christ’s Christian Church, Urich, with military honors following.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Christ’s Christian Church Memorial Fund or to the Bob Gregg Memorial Fund and make checks payable to Dickey Funeral Home.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City.

Robert Holbert
Jan. 16, 1970 – Nov. 13, 2020

Robert Holbert, Lee’s Summit, died Nov. 13 at the age of 50.

He was a loving husband and father who enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He had a wonderful sense of humor and could make anyone laugh.

He enjoyed working in his hobby room doing leather work.

Robert was born Jan. 16, 1970, in St. Joseph, the son of Larry and Carol Holbert. He graduated from Grain Valley High School.

Robert worked in the trucking industry for many years. Most recently, he worked for Clarke Power Services in Kansas City, Kansas.

Robert was preceded in death by his father, Larry Holbert, Sr., and his mother, Carol Holbert.

Robert is survived by his wife, Megan; his son, Ben; sister Teddi Crawford and Todd, Harrisonville; and brother, Larry Holbert, Jr., and Tammy, Lincoln.

A private gathering will be arranged for family and close friends at a later date.

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

Elaine M. Simpson
June 23, 1953 – Nov. 4, 2020

Elaine Marie Simpson, Garden City, was born June 23, 1953, in Kansas City, Kansas, the daughter of Edward T.C. and Velma Elaine (Caskey) May.

She died, Nov. 4 at her home surrounded by family and love at the age of 67 years, 4
months and 12 days.

Nov. 15, 1986, Elaine married Larry Ray Simpson in Shawnee, Kansas.

Elaine was employed as an administrator for a loan company in Overland Park, Kansas. She enjoyed spending time with her family, reading, being outside on the deck in the warm sunshine, watching football and NASCAR.

Besides her parents, Elaine was preceded in death by her sister, Linda Carol Shaffer.

Elaine is survived by her husband, Larry R. Simpson, of the home; a son, Daniel Craig, Goodman; two daughters, Jennifer “Jennie” Martinez and her husband, Ruben, Lenexa, Kansas, and Heather Barnett and her husband, Michael, Goodman; a brother, Michael May, Kansas City, Kansas; seven grandchildren; two on the way great-grandchildren; other relatives and a host of friends.

A celebration of life visitation was Nov, 14 at the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville. Cremation.

Arrangements were under the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville.

Karen A. Wilkinson
Feb. 20, 1951 – Nov. 9, 2020

Karen Ann Wilkinson, Harrisonville, was born Feb. 20, 1951, in Odessa, the daughter of Richard Darrell Wilkinson and Shirley Ann (Hobbs) Wilkinson McNeece. She died Nov. 9 at Centerpoint Medical Center, Independence, at the age of 69 years, 8 months and 20 days.

Karen was employed by the IRS. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Karen enjoyed quilting and making blankets for the babies.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by two sons, Michael and Duane.

Karen is survived by her husband, Tim Kelley, of the home; a daughter; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; several brothers and sisters; her stepmother; other relatives and friends.

Cremation. A celebration of life gathering was Nov. 22 at VFW Post 8220, Belton.

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

Katharine A. Duffey

Katharine Ann “Kate” (Keyton) Duffey, was born March 11, 1944, in Kansas City and died Nov. 10 at St. Luke’s East Hospital in Lee’s Summit, at the age of 76 years, 7 months and 30 days.

She was the daughter of Franklin P. and Hilda (Wahl) Keyton.

“Kathy” or “Kate” started her family early, residing in East Lynne. As her journey progressed, she also lived in Adrian, Joplin, Butler, Kansas City and finally Pleasant Hill, all in Missouri.

Kathy was a woman of many talents, hosting parties, flower arranging and decorating for all occasions. Her infectious personality made collecting many friends along the way a simple task. She was heavily involved in Rainbows, followed by Eastern Star where she held multiple stations over the years and most recently became a member of the Order of the Amaranth.

Kate was preceded in death by her parents, Franklin P. and Hilda Keyton; two brothers, Charles Franklin Keyton and Kelly Lloyd Keyton; and two sons, Michael Franklin Duffey and Timothy Dee Duffey.

She is survived by her daughter, Meissa Jean Hooper, Butler; son, Mitchel Dean Duffey and wife, Tracy, Pleasant Hill; her grandchildren, Blain O’Neal McDermott and husband, Shane, Republic, James “Jimmy” Robert Duffey, Blue Springs, Samantha Ann Stahlman and husband, Ethan Doolittle, and Dakota Lee Duffey, Blue Springs; two great-grandsons, Kyson Rhett and Daxton Jay; cousin, Tom Hunter and wife, Lynda; and, a host of friends that she loved as family.

Cremation has been accorded. Due to the resurgence of COVID-19, all services will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions in Memory of Katharine Duffey are suggested to the Ivy Leaf Chapter No. 215 of the Order of the Eastern Star and may be sent in care of the funeral home.

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

Donna K. Goodloe
March 29, 1940 – Nov. 11, 2020

Dianna Kay Goodloe, 80, Clinton, died Nov. 11 at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital. She was born March 29, 1940, in Clinton, the daughter of Lonnie Lee Scott and Lena Marie (Grimes) Scott.

She married Dr. Robert K. Goodloe. They later divorced.

Dianna was a surgical nurse for St. Luke’s Medical, then was in clinical nursing with Dr. Robert Goodloe’s medical office in Mustang, Oklahoma.

She enjoyed spending time with her sons, Mark and Jeff, and brothers, Gary and Arthur.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Arthur Scott in 2018; and former husband and father of her children, Dr. Robert K. Goodloe in 2007.

Surviving are two sons, Mark Alan Goodloe, Lyndhurst, New Jersey, and Jeffrey Michael Goodloe, Tulsa, Oklahoma; a brother, Gary Scott, Urich; and several nieces.

Dianna continued her caregiving in her death, choosing to be an organ donor.

There are no services planned at this time.

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

Donna K. Hutton
July 14, 1958 – Nov. 13, 2020

Donna Kay Hutton, 62, Butler, died Nov. 13 at Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler. She was born July 14, 1958, the daughter of Glenn William and Carol Sue Ayres Hutton in Monroe, Louisiana.

She was preceded in death by her father, Glenn Hutton; and grandparents, Harvey and Hazel Ayres.

Donna is survived by two daughters, Ashli Cox, Adrian, and Kristy Smith, Arkansas; a son, J.R. Westmoreland; her mother, Carol Hutton, Raymore; two sisters, Diana Hutton of Gardner, Kansas, and Tisha Foley and husband, Chris, Belton; five grandchildren, Dylan, Kimberly, Amica, Leilyia and Evrett; and two great-grandchildren.

Donna’s wishes were to be cremated. Memorial services will be announced at a later date.

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

Emma Meade
June 9, 1930 – Nov. 18, 2020

Emma Louise Meade, 90, Butler, died Nov. 18 at Belton Regional Medical Center in Belton. She was born June 9, 1930, the daughter of Fred W. and Marie Spawn Mager at the home of her grandmother in Amoret.

She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, John Allen; a brother, Herman Mager; and a sister, Della Luckan.

Emma is survived by her husband, John William “Bill” Meade, Butler; a stepson, Claude “Buddy” Meade, Adrian; two stepdaughters, Kathy Mead and Christine Meade both of Butler; a brother-in-law, Dean Allen, Butler; sisters-in-law, Norma Lindsey, Belton, Dorothy Maloyed, Virginia, Margaret Butler, Prince George, Virginia, Nancy Meade and Mary Branzelle both of Petersburg, Virginia, and Ruby Meade, Bluefield, Virginia; and nephews and nieces.

Funeral services for Emma Meade were Nov. 24 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel, Butler. Burial was in Scott Cemetery, Amsterdam. Contributions are suggested to Scott Cemetery or Butler Public Library.

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

James F. Wright
Feb. 25, 1936 – Nov. 13, 2020

James “Jim” Fredrick Wright, 84, Kearney, died Nov. 13 at Liberty Hospital in Liberty. He was born Feb. 25, 1936, the son of Kenneth and Mabel Berry Wright in Butler.

He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Elsie.

Jim is survived by a son, Jim Wright and wife, Sherri, and a daughter, Janet Vicat and husband, John, all of Kearney; a brother, Tim Wright and wife, Kay, Butler; a sister, Sally Ann Andren and husband, Don, Phoenix, Arizona; and two grandsons, Collin and Zachary Wright.

Graveside services for Jim F. Wright, Kearney, formerly of Butler, were Nov. 17 at Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler.

Contributions are suggested to the American Diabetes Association.

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

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