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David W. Dunlap
Dec. 3, 1957 – May 23, 2021

David “Dave” William Dunlap, 63, Amoret, died May 23 at Bates County Memorial Hospital, Butler. He was born Dec. 3, 1957, the son of William Herbert and Lois Ann Smith Dunlap in Independence.

He was preceded in death by his mother and a sister, Debbie Lawrence.

Dave is survived by two sons, David Dunlap, Independence, and Chris Dunlap, Odessa; his fiancèe, Janet West, Amoret; his father, William Herbert Dunlap, Amoret; twin sisters Diane DeLozier and husband, Gene, and Doreen McDonald, all of Butler; three grandchildren, Courtnie, Christopher and Camden; and nephews, nieces and friends.

Memorial services were May 27 at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel, Butler.

Contributions in lieu of flowers are suggested to the family.

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

Toby Fairbairn
Aug. 21, 1960 – May 21, 2021

Toby Fairbairn, 61, Amsterdam, died May 21 at his home in Amsterdam. Tobias Robin Fairbairn was born Aug. 21, 1960, in Lewistown, Montana, the son of Hank and Arlene Halberson Fairbairn. He grew up in the Lewistown area, attending school and excelling in sports like football, basketball and boxing. Following high school, Toby served two years in the Army National Guard.

He married Janet Marie Heineman June 25, 1983, in Seattle, Washington. They enjoyed 37 years together, before his death.

Toby worked in construction most of his life, but after retirement he grew to love buying, raising and selling all kinds of game birds.

Family was a big part of Toby’s life and he enjoyed time with each of them, especially his grandchildren.

Toby was preceded in death by his parents; a sister Ramona Pearsal; and a brother Billy Cole. He is survived by his wife, Janet Fairbairn; his four children, son James Covell and girlfriend Michelle, daughter Molly Chappelow and husband Keith, son Jessey Fairbairn and wife Jamie, and son John Fairbairn; his beloved grandchildren, Haley, Christopher, Miranda, AJ, Kaitlyn, Hailey, Shelby, Paige, Maverick, Riley, Angela and Natalie.

Cremation was accorded. A celebration of life service will be June 6 at the Amsterdam Community Building.

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

Darell F. Garrison
July 24, 1963 – May 21, 2021

Darell Fern Garrison, 57, Adrian, died May 21 at Bates County Memorial Hospital, Butler. He was born July 24, 1963, the son of Pedro Fern and Donnalynne Miller Garrison in Phoenix, Arizona.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Harold Garrison.

Darell is survived by his daughter, Jessica Garrison, Joplin; two brothers, Farold Garrison and Jerold Garrison, both of Phoenix; three sisters, Venus James and Cindy Welch, both of Phoenix, and Tonya Garrison, Las Vegas, Nevada; three grandchildren, Adrianna Erway and husband Trey, Austin Bulger and Ashlyn Bulger; a great-grandson, Elijah; and numerous nephews, nieces and friends.

Graveside services were June 2 at Parker Cemetery in Creighton. Contributions are suggested to the family.

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

Gary Joseph Hertzog
Feb. 10, 1963 – May 25, 2021

Gary Hertzog, 58, Greenwood, died May 25 at his home in Greenwood.

Gary Joseph Hertzog was born Feb. 10, 1963, in Joplin, the son of Jerry and Jane (Norman) Hertzog. He grew up in Greenwood and graduated from Lee’s Summit High School in 1981. In 1989, he began employment with Sarann Chevrolet and when that shop was sold, his employer moved him to Molle Toyota where he remained. He achieved the status of Master Technician.

On May 19, 1989, he was married to Robin Linde. They were blessed with two daughters, Mandy and Katie.

In 1991, Gary was baptized and confirmed in faith at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Lee’s Summit by Pasto Robert Wyssmann. In 2000, he transferred his membership to Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church in Lee’s Summit.

Along with his passion for cars, he enjoyed hunting and spending time with friends and family.

Gary was preceded in death by his mother, Jane, his father-in-law, Kenneth Linde, and brother-in-law, Kevin Linde.

He is survived by his wife, Robin; daughters, Mandy Markham and her husband, Carter, Fort Worth, TX, and Katie Gratton and her husband, Maxwell, Lee’s Summit; granddaughters, McKinley and Harper Markham; his father, Jerry Hertzog, Butler; his sister, Kathy Simmons (Mike), Kerrville, Texas; brother, Danny Hertzog (Elona), Lone Jack, and brother Jim (Kathi), Butler; mother-in-law, Darleen Linde, Westside, Iowa; sister-in-law Pam Kock (Allan), Westside; brother-in-law Brad Linde (Vicki), Carroll, Iowa; and brother-in-law Scott Linde (Lorine), Westside; as well as many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Cremation, with private family services to be held.

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

Linda K. Jenkins
July 21, 1942 – May 26, 2021

Linda Karen (Green) Jenkins, 78, Adrian died May 26 at her home. Linda, known as “Kay,” was born July 21, 1942, in Evening Shade, Arkansas, the daughter of Aubrey Green and Lorene (Barnett) Green.

After graduating from Archie High School, she moved to Kansas City and worked at a bank downtown.

Kay married Nicky Jenkins Aug. 29, 1964, and soon after moved back to the family farm. To this union, two children were born, Holly and Scott.

Throughout her lifetime, Kay was a very active member of the Adrian United Methodist Church. She was involved in many activities at church, including being a member of the Wagner-Jackson Circle of United Methodist Women. She greatly loved the fellowship of many friends and for a number of years, she helped with funeral dinners.

Kay enjoyed her bowling league, being a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority and spending time with her grandchildren.

She delighted in playing cards with friends and all types of games with her family.

Kay was preceded in death by her parents, Aubrey and Lorene Green; brother, Bob Green; sister, Madeline (Green) Davis; and grandson, Corey Urie.

She is survived by daughter, Holly (Jenkins) Urie; a son, Scott Jenkins and wife Lavanya, Adrian; a sister, Carolyn (Green) Alm, Lake Winnebago; four granddaughters, Cassidy Urie and Chelsea (Urie) Bezold and husband Will, Columbia, and Morgan Jenkins and Emma Jenkins, Lee’s Summit; and a grandson, Owen Jenkins, Lee’s Summit.

Funeral services were May 29 at the Adrian United Methodist Church in Adrian, with burial following in Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Adrian United Methodist Church and Heartland Hospice.

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

Gale Carothers Lawrence
July 7, 1956 – May 17, 2021

Gale Carothers Lawrence, 64, Adrian, died May 17 Bates County Memorial Hospital, Butler. Gale Diane Carothers Lawrence was born July 7, 1956, in Chicago, Illinois. to John “Bob” Robert and Patricia Ann Timberlake Carothers.

Gale was preceded in death by her parents and son Daniel Henderson.

She is survived by her son, Robert Henderson, Butler; daughter, Kristina Henderson Whitesell, and husband Randall; grandsons, Jon Lawrence, Dakota Whitesell and Taylor Whitesell, all of Eudora, Kansas.

Cremation with private family memorial services.

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

Billy D. Thornton
Feb. 24, 1929 – May 26, 2021

Billy “Bill” DeWitte Thornton, 92, Butler, died May 26 at Bates County Memorial Hospital, Butler. He was born Feb. 24, 1929, the son of Felix and Nell Eugene Moody Thornton in Hoxie, Arkansas.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Louise, in 2018; a brother, Jerry Thornton; and brothers-in-law, Joe
Peace and Gene Mosley.

Bill is survived by three daughters, Melody Thornton, Butler, Starlett Biehl and husband Terry, Jenks, Oklahoma, and Laura Rank and husband Steve, Butler; two sisters, Pat McManners and husband Glen, Jonesboro, Arkansas, and Rosemary Peace, Bradford, Tennessee; two sisters-in-law, Juanita Thornton Hall and Roberta Mosley, both of Jonesboro; five grandchildren, Dillon Deems, Valeri McCracken, Colt Greenwood, Jonathan Rank and Steven Rank; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were June 1 at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel, Butler.

Burial with military honors was in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler. In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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

Kenneth L. Brashear
Jan. 6, 1950 – May 19, 2021

Kenneth Lynn Brashear, 71, Harrisonville, died May 19 at The University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas. No services are scheduled at this time.

Kenneth was born Jan. 6, 1950, in Bay City, Texas, the son of William Sylvester Brashear, Jr., and Rachel (Nash) Hetler.

He was a United States Air Force veteran. Kenneth married Rita Kingery Dec. 27, 1970, in Bellevue, Nebraska. They had lived in Arkansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Colorado and Texas before moving to Missouri.

Kenneth worked for NW Transportation in Colorado and for Yellow Freight in Kansas City before retiring in 2010.

He was an active member of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Kenneth loved working on his 1955 Chevy and rebuilding vintage airplanes.

Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Keith Wayne Brashear.

He is survived by his wife, Rita Brashear, of the home; a son, Michael Brashear and his wife, Laura, Ft. Lupton, Colorado; a daughter, Dawn Scouler, Harrisonville; a brother, Kevin Brian Brashear, Dallas, Texas; and four grandchildren, Michele Scouler, Colten Brashear, Braidynne Brashear and Aubrey Brashear.

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

Timmy D. Fletcher
July 18, 1958 – May 18, 2021

Timmy Dean Fletcher, 62, died surrounded by loved ones May 18. Timmy was born July 18, 1958, the son of James “Fats” and Charlotte Fletcher.

Timmy spent his entire life in the Grandview area, working as a roofer, first with Badger Roofing and then Vaught Roofing for many years. He was a jack of all trades and loved working in the garden, planting and growing anything and everything.

He also loved being outdoors, camping, fishing and kayaking – basically anything near the water.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Normajean Miller; and niece, Cerra Lee Crowder.

He is survived by sister Patty and Dave Watson, Belton; brother, Jimmy D. Fletcher, Grandview; dearest friend, Trish Thornton, Peculiar; 10 nieces; a nephew; 28 great- nieces and nephews; and 11 great-great- nieces and nephews; an aunt, Norma Watson, Raymore; and countless cousins and beloved friends; and two cherished cockatiels, Rocker and Hatchet.

Timmy had a heart of gold and loved unconditionally. He was the life of every party and would do his best to help others in need. He was loved by all who knew him and will be dearly missed.

A Celebration of Life will be from 1 to 5 p.m. June 6 at the Grandview Elks Lodge, 13600 Arrington Rd., Grandview.

Betty Anne Freeman
July 1, 1939 – May 22, 2021

Betty Anne Freeman, 81, Kingsville, died May 22 surrounded by her beloved family at Lee’s Summit Medical Center, Lee’s Summit Betty was born July 1, 1939 in Tampa, Florida, a daughter of James and Laura Pettis. She was married to Randolph Stuart Freeman, Sr. Aug. 28, 1956.

Betty lived with her daughter and son-in-law in Kingsville. She had worked as a quality assurance inspector for Anaconda-Ericsson Wire and Cable in Harrisonville and Union Wire and Rope in Kansas City before her retirement in 2004.

She attended Elm Spring Baptist Church in Kingsville. “Mokey,” as she was known for and liked to be fondly called by her
grandchildren, was an amazing wife, mother, daughter, grandmother, sister and aunt. She absolutely loved to play dice
and farkle and was a score-keeper like no other.

Betty was preceded in death by both of her parents; her husband; a daughter, Ruth Hull; a granddaughter, Elizabeth Steed; a great-grandson, Zane Donaldson; one brother, James Pettis, Mayfield, Kentucky; and two sisters, Marie Lightner, Perry, Ohio, and Laura Palmer, Plant City, Florida.

She is survived by a son, Randolph Freeman, Jr., Holden; four daughters, Amanda and husband Russell Wigginton, Kingsville; Laura Maxfield, Bedford, Virginia; Deborah and husband, Wesley Schnorf, Harrisonville; and Rebecca and husband, Dennis Dinneny, Holden; 17 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were May 28 at the Atkinson Funeral Home, Harrisonville, with burial in Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville.

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

Marie Hartzler
July 20, 1918 – May 27, 2021

Marie Hartzler, 102, Raymore, died May 27 at Crown Care Center, Harrisonville. She was born July 20, 1918, the daughter of Hial H. and Ada (Wagner) Miller of East Lynne.

She received a B.S. in Education from Central Missouri State Teachers’ College (Central Missouri University) in Warrensburg and went on to teach elementary school, first in a rural one-room schoolhouse and later in the Hickman Mills School District.

In 1947, she married Ralph D. Hartzler and they made their home in Kansas City.

Marie and Ralph moved to Raymore in 1971, with their sons, Daniel and David.

She retired in 1982 after many years teaching first grade at Truman Elementary School. Marie continued to live in her home in Raymore following Ralph’s death in 2002, enjoying her family and friends, until she was 102, when she moved to Crown Care.

She was a member of Grandview United Methodist Church and later St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Raymore.

Marie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ralph; her brother and sister-in-law Downing and Marian Miller; and sister and brother-in-law Margie and Cecil Clancy; her nephews, D. Lee Miller and Christopher Clancy; and her niece, Donna Marie Quintard.

She is survived by her sons, Daniel and wife, Karen, Kansas City and David and wife, Pam, Harrisonville; granddaughters, Whitney Hartzler, Stephanie and Lamont Sharp and Elizabeth Hartzler; great-grandson, Luca Sharp; nephews, Brad and Theresa Clancy and Dave Hartzler; nieces, Patty Satrang, Barbara Hartzler and Lori Hartzler; and great nieces and nephews.

Marie was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother and grandmother. She was a friend to many and a life-long learner.

She was a woman of deep faith, genuine compassion and kindness. Her life was a blessing and an example.

The family would like to thank all those who took time to stay in touch with her including friends, family and former students. Special gratitude is owed to her devoted neighbors, John and Joann Culley. Her ability to live independently for many years was in part thanks to their gentle care.

Cremation. A memorial graveside service and inurnment will be held at a later date at Clearfork Cemetery, Garden City.

For those who would like to honor Marie with a donation to an educational charity, please consider Bright Futures Harrisonville, 503 S. Lexington, Harrisonville, MO 64701, or online at https://harrisonvillepublicschoolfounda-
tion.networkforgood.com/projects/33254-bright-futures-harrisonville.

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

William J. McGowen
Aug. 25, 1945 – May 17, 2021

William “Bill” Joseph McGowen, 75, Harrisonville, MO, died May 17 in Lee’s Summit. A Celebration of Life will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 19 at the Rotary Shelter in Lord’s Park, Harrisonville.

William was born Aug. 25, 1945, in Kansas City, the son of Willard Robert and Lela May (Davis) McGowen.

He attended Rodman No. 128 rural school from 1951 to 1956 and graduated from Harrisonville High School in 1963.

He graduated with a BA from Central Missouri State College in Warrensburg in 1967.

He was a lifelong resident of Harrisonville. William was a United States Air Force veteran. He had worked for the IRS before retiring Dec. 31, 2011.

William was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents; sister-in-law, Mary McGowen; and two brothers-in-law, James Coons and George Thompson.

He is survived by two brothers, Robert McGowen and Rita and Richard McGowen, both of Harrisonville; two sisters, Mary Thompson, Indianola, Iowa, and Margaret A. Coons, Chariton, Iowa; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Evelyn A. Pendleton
Jan. 9, 1935 – May 27, 2021

Evelyn Ann (Greenwell) Pendleton, Garden City, was born Jan. 9, 1935, the daughter of Donald Edward Greenwell, Sr., and Goldie Buelah (Simpson) Greenwell of Monegaw Springs. Evelyn died May 27 at the home of her daughter, Karen Ann (Pendleton) Potocnik in Lee’s Summit.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Donald E. Greenwell, Jr., Oct. 4, 2020; and her son, Daniel Pendleton, June 22, 2012.

Evelyn is survived by her brothers, Edward Greenwell and wife Barbara, Tucson, Arizona, Kenneth Greenwell, New Mexico, and Derl Keefer and wife Karen, Three Rivers, Michigan; and a sister-in-law, Marsha Greenwell, Overland Park, Kansas.
Evelyn graduated from Belton High School in 1954 where she was a drum majorette and head cheerleader.

On July 16, 1954, Evelyn married Charles E. Pendleton of Spring Garden at the Baptist Church in Belton wearing a wedding dress from Harzfeld’s with a 21-inch waist.

They had four sons and a daughter, Jimmy Pendleton and wife Lori, Imperial Beach, California, Larry Pendleton and wife Mary, Chesapeake, Virginia, Daniel Pendleton (deceased) and wife Tammy, Raymore, Gerald Pendleton and wife Susan, Los Lunas, New Mexico, and Karen Ann (Pendleton) Potocnik and husband Jerry, Lee’s Summit; and several grandchildren, Jim, Lee, Jessica, Melissa, Samantha, Nikia, Amanda, Jason, Lauren, Roxanne, Rebecca, Alan, Hannah, Raechel, Mindy, Shawn, Keith, Kiowa, Kurt, Erik, Austin, Macee and Micala; great-grandchildren are, Emily, Patrick, Erik, Thaalia, Ahlyssa May, Lilah, Alyssa, Kayden, Noah, Cash, Ashton, Layla, Abrianna, Thomas, Nicholas, Chase, Tristan, Fiona, Shawn, October, Adelae,
Epha, Caroline, Vivienne, Whit, Chloe, Jackson, and two babies TBA.

Evelyn was a member of the United Methodist Church of Garden City, the Eastern Star where she served as a star point electa for several years, the American Legion Auxiliary, the United Methodist Women and the 54th. Club.

Evelyn was a seamstress and a homemaker.

Evelyn and Charles moved to a farm in Creighton and then a second farm in Garden City before finding their home in town in Garden City, where they had been for 50 years before Charles died and Evelyn moved in with her daughter in Lee’s Summit, where she died at 86 years old.

Evelyn worked at the Garden City sewing factory in 1973 until it closed. Evelyn then went to work at the Holden sewing factory for a few years and then worked at Golden Years retirement home as a housekeeper and a cook.

Evelyn and Charles loved to camp. Almost every weekend they would go camping at the strip pits at Montrose, Lake Paradise and Truman Lake.

Two words describe my mother, powerful tornado. The amount of work that woman did on a daily basis was extraordinary. On the farm she worked an acre garden. Evelyn weeded, harvested, canned and pickled everything it produced to feed us in the winter months, as well as the summer months.

She did laundry on an old wringer wash machine and hung the clothes on the line to dry, even in the winter. She ironed
everything. Evelyn would sprinkle the clothes down with liquid starch and roll them up and place them in a laundry basket until she could get to them later that day.

Evelyn made full home-cooked meals every meal and every meal was on time when my dad walked in the door so he could get out to the farm work after working a full day at Bendix.

Mom dressed chickens, gathered eggs, scraped off the cream from the cows’ milk and made butter in the butter churn on a regular basis. She washed dishes by hand, kept a very clean house and sewed clothes for me to wear, but every day she
would take time out in the afternoon to sit down and read me a book. It was our time.

When we moved to town, Mom took me to twirling lessons, even to Midway.

She did not like to drive, but she did it for me. A very selfless person.

Evelyn and Charles took great pride in their home, yard and garden. It was one of the best kept in town. Charles and Evelyn were generous with their time volunteering, helping with church, vacation Bible school and Evelyn was always baking for someone or something that needed a pie, cake, cookies or their famous ice cream.

At Christmas they would make divinity and pecan brittle and pass out as much as they could to friends and family. They bought 25 bushel of apples every year and passed them out. It was their way of showing they cared about you. My parents cared a lot about the town they lived in and the people who lived there.

They gave money to the preacher to help someone who needed it. Never wanting anyone to know it came from them. They were selfless and proud to be residents of Garden City.

Evelyn will be laid to rest next to her husband, Charles, in the Garden City Cemetery.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. June 5 at the United Methodist Church, Garden City. The family requests that masks be worn and those attending practice social distancing.

Services will be live streamed on The Garden City Methodist Church Facebook page on the day of the services starting
live at 10:30 a.m.

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

James R. Swoger
May 11, 1945 – May 24, 2021

James “Jim” Robert Swoger, 76, Peculiar, died May 24 at Menorah Medical Century in Overland Park, Kansas. Jim was born in Kansas City May 11, 1945, the son of James Swoger and Elsie E. (Gregory) Swoger.

The family will be holding a private celebration of life.

Jim graduated from Raytown High School and went on to further his education in various areas. He worked for many years at Western Electric in production.

In life, Jim absolutely loved animals. He would raise all kinds on his farm. Jim loved cars, motorcycles and was a hardworking man dedicated completely to his family.

Jim was preceded in death by his loving wife of 41 years, Mary Elizabeth Swoger; parents, James and Elsie Swoger; daughter,
Debra Lynn Benus; and sister, Darlene Swoger.

He is survived by his brother, Pat Swoger and Yolanda; daughter, Lisa Jenkins and Keith; son, Timothy Beerbaur; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and nieces, and nephews.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore.

Wesley F. Troutt
Oct. 26, 1935 – May 20, 2021

Wesley Ferrell Troutt was born in Boone County, Arkansas, Oct. 26, 1935, the eldest son of Clyde W. and Leona (Asbury) Troutt. He died May 20.

An all-state basketball star at Bergman, Arkansas, in 1953, he earned a four-year scholarship to the University of Arkansas. He attended only a short time before opting for a four-year stint in the Air Force where he served as an aero-med tech.

He married his high school sweetheart Esther Miller in 1956. Their son, Mark Wesley, was born during their tour at George AFB in California.

In 1958, he continued his education and in 1962 obtained his degree from Wichita State University and began his career in
public accounting with Arthur Andersen & Co. and later Coopers & Lybrand in Kansas City.

He enjoyed a brief interlude as comptroller with C.J. Patterson Bakery. In 1972, he and a partner purchased a public accounting firm in Harrisonville. He later formed a partnership with Ivan “Butch” Beeman with offices in Harrisonville, Butler and also in Olathe, Kansas.

Mike Grozek and Dana McEntire joined as partners prior to his retirement in 2004.

He was a member of the AICPA and Kansas and Missouri CPA societies.

He and Esther retired to Bella Vista, Arkansas, and then on to Talala and Owasso, Oklahoma, to be near their son and family.

Wes was known as a man of infinite integrity, honor and wit and had storerooms of knowledge. He spent many enjoyable hours coaching little league basketball and baseball teams.

Wes was the president of the Chamber of Commerce in Harrisonville, served several appointed positions with the city, 10 years as treasurer of the Harrisonville Booster Club and treasurer of the Harrisonville School District.

He was an elder, chairman of the board and treasurer of the Overland Park Christian Church and the Harrisonville Christian Church. He was an elder, vice president and member of the board of trustees of Indian Creek Community Church in Olathe, Kansas.

Survivors include his wife Esther of the home, his son, Mark and wife, Pamela, Troutt, Oologah, Oklahoma; grandchildren, Justin and Angela Troutt, Billings, Montana, Kathryn and Ryder Hill and Jonathan and Jessica Troutt, all of Oologah; and great-grandchildren Grayson, Shelby and Emma Troutt and Kellan, Gentry, Fiona and Ainsley Jo Hill, and Jackson Troutt; three sisters, Carol and Luz Gonzales, Duncanville, Texas, Helen and Terry Wright, Blue Springs, and Sharon and Moe Fatemi, Los Angeles; and three brothers, Dan and Twana, Larry and Barbara and Mac and Renee, all of Harrison; and numerous nephews and nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a great-granddaughter, Kathryn Marie Hill; and a sister, Marlene Karres.

Wes fought a long battle with dementia, usually with a smile and humor. Many thanks to family and friends for prayers
and support through our long and tedious journey. It is now time to let go of the pain and sorrow and rejoice in his release
to a better home. May God be with him.

Graveside services were May 25 in Summers Cemetery, Harrison, Arkansas. We would appreciate memorials being made to benefit children’s charities.

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

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