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Dona L. Abnot
May 30, 1933 – Aug. 7, 2021

Dona LoRee Abnot, 88, Harrisonville, died Aug. 7 at Crown Care in Harrisonville. She was born May 30, 1933, the daughter of Lewis Winfield and Grace Edith Weber Myers in LaCrosse, Kansas.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Kenneth Abnot; step -father, Amos Alvin Fritts; two children, Linda Lee Fritts and stillborn, Kimberly Dawn Fritts; three siblings, Cleo Lucille Hoelscher, Alma Winifred Lindenberger Waldron and Herbert Ellsworth Myers; and two step-siblings, Eddie Fritts and Maxine Korte.

Dona is survived by a son, Trent Fritts and companion, Rosa, Pleasanton, Kansas; a daughter, Janelle Curnutte and husband, Alan, Louisburg, Kansas; a sister, Velma Lou Edwards, Bison, Kansas; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Aug. 14 at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel, Butler. Interment was in Scott Cemetery, Amsterdam.

Contributions are suggested to Crossroads Hospice, Virginia Methodist Church or the Merwin Christian Church.

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

Lola M. Barbarick
Aug. 10, 1954 – Aug. 7, 2021

Lola Marie (Braaten) Barbarick was born Aug. 10, 1954, in Oakes, North Dakota, and died Aug. 7 at her home in Kingsville, surrounded by the love of her family, at the age of 66 years, 11 months and 27 days.

She was the daughter of Robert Olaf and Joan Faye (Billigmeir) Braaten.

Lola grew up in Bishop, California, and was a graduate of Bishop High School. After high school, Lola obtained her CNA certification and worked as a psych tech at Patton State Hospital, San Bernardino, California.

Later, she worked in nursing homes and as a private in-home care provider. Along with her work in the health industry, Lola also did waitressing in several restaurants during her time in California.

On July 14, 2000, Lola married Darell Wayne Barbarick in Rialto, California. After their marriage, they moved back to Darell’s hometown of Pleasant Hill to make their home.

For several years, Lola and Darell owned and operated the Railway Café in Pleasant Hill. After selling the café, Lola took a position with Pleasant Hill Cosentino’s Price Chopper in the bakery department where she was not only a baker, but assistant manager. She worked at Price Chopper until she retired Oct. 1, 2020.

In 2019, Lola and Darell bought a farm in Kingsville and moved to the country.

Lola loved her farm. She liked gardening, working in her yard and she loved her farm animals, especially her Charolais calf, Baby Cow Al.

Above all else, Lola loved her family. She was blessed with a heart of gold and would give you everything she had and more if she could. Her love and kindness extended beyond her family to anyone in need.

Lola was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Joan Braaten; mother and father-in-law, Henry and Louise Barbarick; daughter, Misty Cassidy; son, Chad Barbarick; grandson, Robert Olaf Goin; great-granddaughter, Chloe Louise; a brother; and her best friend, Sharon Young.

She is survived by her husband, Darell Wayne Barbarick, of the home; four daughters, Katrina Chuckapalli and husband, Naveen, of Holden, Terasa Goin, Independence, Lola Ann Barbarick and spouse, Fawn Fossitt, Kingsville, and Annette Barbarick and husband, Damian Larsen, Lee’s Summit; five sons, Wesley Barbarick and wife, Bee, Overland Park, Kansas, Brad Barbarick and Elaine, Cherry Valley, California, Ronnie Lee Stroud and wife, Marissa Jones, Columbia, Rusty Lee Barbarick and wife, Brooke Taylor, Garden City, and Nicholas Barbarick, Joplin; 10 grandchildren, Richard “Isaac” Garcia and wife, Margaret Durst, Pleasant Hill, Rosemarie Garcia and husband, Michael Dickey, Pleasant Hill, Amber Hobbs, Bowling Green, Sarah Rich, Cadence Rich, Barami Barbarick, John Darell “J.D.” Summit, Riley Barbarick, Carter Taylor and Rhyker Stroud; six great-grandchildren, Gabriel Dickey, William Dickey, Maximilliano Barbarick,Octavia Garcia, Hunte r Fuggett and Kylee Fuggett; a brother; two sisters; other relatives and many, many friends.

Per Lola’s wishes, cremation has been accorded.

A memorial service was Aug. 17 at the Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill, with Pastor Dale Swartz officiating. The family suggests contributions to the American Cancer Society in memory of Lola Marie Barbarick.

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

Lois M. Cook
Feb. 16, 1936 – Aug. 5, 2021

Lois Marie Bodenhamer Cook, 85, Drexel, died Aug. 5 at her current residence, Vintage Park, Louisburg, Kansas. Lois was born the daughter of Ira and Dorothy (Schultz) Bodenhamer Feb. 16, 1936, in rural Cass County near Drexel.

They lived on farms in the Drexel area until 1945 when the family moved to town. Lois started her education at Coldwater, a one-room schoolhouse near Lisle. She continued her education at Drexel and graduated in May 1954.

After high school Lois, along with three of her classmates, went to work for the FBI in Washington, DC. Lois worked in the typing pool. She returned to Drexel after 10 months due to homesickness.

Lois married Howard Lee Cook Nov. 27, 1955. Lois and Howard had four sons, Aaron Lee, Bryon Ray, Kevin Joe and Darin Wyn. May 20, 1986, Lois’s husband of 31 years (her true love) Howard died.

Lois worked for the Drexel Star newspaper after she married Howard. In 1964, Lois began babysitting while raising her own sons as a stay-at-home mom. She opened her home to many children.

Once Lois’ sons were self sufficient, she started working for the Drexel School as the principal’s secretary, she worked for the school from 1976 to 2007. During her employment at the school, she filled many different roles, but most people probably remember her as the basketball score keeper.

For anyone who entered the principal’s office for good or bad reasons, Lois was the first person they would see. Both students and teachers utilized her as an important resource while at school.

Lois’s time away from school was spent traveling with Darin to his dance competitions where she took great pleasure in watching him compete, until his death April 20, 1992.

She spent many hours attending Bryon’s daughters sporting events and she enjoyed visiting her sons, Aaron and Kevin and their families, in Texas and Alabama.

Lois’s favorite hobbies included jigsaw puzzles, reading and crocheting.

Lois’s home the last year of her life was Vintage Park in Louisburg. The caretakers at Vintage Park quickly became her second family. She truly loved her new family, they are incredible. They took great care of her and made her feel loved.

Lois was preceded in death by her parents, Ira and Dorothy; her husband, Howard; son Darin; brother Ronald Dee; and infant sister, Iretta Jeanette.

Lois is survived by her brother, Ramon “Bodie,” Drexel; son, Aaron and wife Brenda, Fort Worth, Texas; son, Bryon and wife Lorrie, Drexel; and son, Kevin and wife Donna, Huntsville, Alabama; and seven grandchildren, BryAnn, Adrianne, Joe, Ben, Josh, RJ and Soren; and 11 great-grandchildren, Sami, Colton, Kennedy, Camryn, Harper, Reagan, Atticus, Issac, Lawton, Esther and Reese.

Cremation with graveside services Aug. 15 in Sharon Cemetery, Drexel.

Memorial contributions may be made to Vintage Park Activity Fund or Drexel School.

Arrangements were under the direction of Mullinax Funeral Home, Drexel Chapel.

Russell L. Cotton, Jr.
Jan. 1, 1964 – Aug. 5, 2021

Russell “Rusty” Leon Cotton Jr., 57, Cleveland, died Aug. 5. Rusty was born in Kansas City Jan. 1, 1964, the son of Russell
Leon Cotton, Sr., and Mary Elizabeth (James).

He was raised in Raymore through elementary school. His family then moved to Harrison County, where he attended junior high and high school and started his law enforcement career.

He married Paula Stowell in Las Vegas, Nevada, on July 4, 1996. Together they were blessed with two daughters.

He completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice at Missouri Western State University. For more than 30 years, Rusty served his community as a law enforcement officer, most recently serving with Metropolitan Community Colleges.

Rusty was an avid fan of the Denver Broncos, the Kansas City Royals and Garth Brooks. Earlier in life, he enjoyed agriculture and hunting and was a good marksman.

Rusty was preceded in death by his paternal and maternal grandparents, a maternal aunt and a paternal uncle.

He leaves behind his parents, Russ Cotton, Branson and Mary Ury, Blythedale; his loving wife, Paula Cotton; two daughters, Callista and Ryanna Cotton; brother, Rodney Cotton and Missie; many uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) online at http://www.concernsofpolicesurvivors.org.

A celebration of Rusty’s life was Aug. 12 at Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore.

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

Judith K. Feild
Dec. 17, 1950 – Aug. 8, 2021

Judith Kay (Wilt) Feild was born Dec. 17, 1950, in Harrisonville, the daughter of Don and May Frances (King) Wilt. She died Aug. 8 at OSU Medical Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Judy graduated from Lee’s Summit High School in 1969. She was introduced to Calvin Feild at a square dance that year
and they were married Feb. 14, 1970.

In 1972, they purchased a farm outside of Archie and raised five children. She gave piano lessons to many students through the years in addition to writing articles for the Archie newspaper.

She worked with the Cass County Historical Society and spent hours on extensive genealogy research. She was involved in the American Agriculture Movement of 1976-1977, working at a small office in Butler. Later she worked for the Missouri Extension Office in Bates County.

In 2000, they relocated to Verden, Oklahoma, where Judy accepted the position as lifestyles editor for the Chickasha Oklahoma Express Star.

Her interests included writing, playing piano, crosswords puzzles, embroidery, quilting and playing with her many grandchildren.

She made several quilts of valor and donated them to veterans and active duty military personnel. She always made sure the new babies in the community received one of her baby quilts. Each of her children and grandchildren also received a quilt of their choice.

At Christmastime, she baked several dozen oatmeal raisin cookies and delivered them to neighbors.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lee’s Summit, Garden City, Archie and Chickasha. Judy enjoyed playing hymns on the piano.

Judy was preceded in death by her parents, Don and May Frances Wilt.

Judy is survived by her husband, Calvin, of the home; a sister, Carolyn McCune; daughter, Christie; sons, Patrick and Julia, Brian and Sara, Erik and Stephanie, Matthew and Leah, and Patrick Kern; her grandchildren, Kristen Kern, Emilia, Natalie and Ethan Feild, Teresa, Travis and Amanda Feild, Taylor and Mikayla Harding, Austin, Wyatt and Levi Feild and Rebekah and Thomas Feild.

Funeral services were Aug. 16 at the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, with burial in the Byler Cemetery near Creighton.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Plainview Mennonite Church Memorial Fund, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or the Ronald McDonald House.

A celebration of life service will be held at 11 a.m. Aug. 21 at the Plainview Mennonite Church, 2296 CS 2770, Verden, OK 73092. Lunch will be served afterward, then memories of Judith will be read.

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

Clayton R. Foster
Oct. 10, 1960 – Aug. 10, 2021

Clayton Ray Foster, Harrisonville, was born Oct. 10, 1960, in Harrisonville, the son of Charlie Franklin and Madonna Kay (Koeller) Foster. He died Aug. 10 at Golden Years Care Services from Alzheimer’s.

Clayton graduated from Harrisonville High School in 1978. He was a Harrisonville Wildcat football player, FFA and Cass County Vo-tech member.

After high school, Clayton went to work for W.R. Gibson Construction, working alongside his dad for 27 years.

He was great with electrical and worked installing seasonal commercial and residential Christmas light displays for many years.

Clayton also worked maintenance for the Central Bank of the Midwest and the city of Lee’s Summit until he was no longer able to work due to his health.

Clayton was a true country boy. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, shooting and his firearm collection. If it was country or a western, he loved it.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Charlie Foster, Sr., Ernest Koeller, Viola Beymer and Beryl Beymer; and his aunt, Loretta Schaub.

Clayton is survived by his parents, Frank and Donna Foster, Harrisonville; a daughter, Annie Foster Spangler, Harrisonville; two grandchildren, Avery and Easton Spangler; a sister, Stephanie Foster Hlade, Kansas City; two nephews, Logan Thompson and Kyle Hlade; an aunt, Veneta Gray, Pleasant Hill; an uncle, Kenneth Schaub, Harrisonville; cousins, Sandy Bowen and Shannon Caughron, both of Pleasant Hill, and Kenton Schaub, Harrisonville, and many friends.

Graveside services were Aug. 14 at the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Harrisonville.

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

Russell S. Getty
July 23, 1965 – July 21, 2021

Russell “Russ” Scott Getty, 55, Sierra Vista, Arizona, died at his home July 21. Russ was born in Kansas City the son of Robert F. Getty and Jerri S. (Gibbons) Getty on July 23, 1965.

Russ attended Harrisonville High School, graduating in 1983. Following graduation, Russ entered the Army.

Russ was preceded in death by his father, Robert Getty; and his paternal and maternal grandparents.

He is survived by his mother, Jerri Getty; sister, Krista Eidson; two sons and two daughters, Anthony, Scott, Ashley and Serenity; two nephews, Drew and Noah; a niece, Kelsey; and his loving partner, Angie Hudson.

Russ will especially be remembered for his quick wit and sense of humor.

Russ donated his body to the United Tissue Network.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Martha E. Hannes
Aug. 26, 1954 – Aug. 5, 2021

Martha Ellen Hannes, 66, Clinton, died Aug. 5 at Research Medical Center, Kansas City. Martha was born Aug. 26, 1954, to Loren and Helen Anderson in Harrisonville.

She attended school in Archie and graduated from Cass-Midway. On March 18, 1977, Martha gave birth to her first love, Laura Michelle Anderson, which later became Hannes.

On Nov. 20, 1983, Martha married Jeffery Lynn Hannes. To this union two more children were born, Daniel Robert Hannes and Helen Hope Hannes.

Martha’s greatest joy in life was the time she spent as a stay-at-home mom raising her three children. She loved spending time with them and her many grandchildren especially around the holidays.

Martha loved a good practical joke and would, on occasion, dress up in different costumes to play pranks on her family.

She was always up for a game of cribbage and of course a trip to the casino.

Martha had a wit and sense of humor that will never be matched and will always be missed. Rest In Peace Martha you will be missed and loved always.

Martha was preceded in death by her parents, Loren and Helen Anderson; in-laws, Robert, Sr., and Mary Hannes; brother and sisters-in-law, Dan and Lin Hannes, Bob Hannes and Roscoe Hocker.

Martha is survived by her husband, Jeffery Hannes, Clinton; her children, Laura and Lance Armintrout, Peculiar, Daniel Hannes, Kansas City, and Helen and David Parks, Deepwater; sisters and brothers -in-law, Peggy and Tom Baldwin and Dee and Calvin Gorsage; sisters-in-law, Dixie Hannes and Mary Hocker; grand- children, Chase, Britini, Chance, Jacklyn, Samantha, Angela, Ashlyn, Jameson, Danika and Dayton; a great-grandchild, Daliya; two step-children, Jeffery and Jolynn Hannes; step-grandchildren, Hudson, Hayden and Willow; and many nieces and nephews, including Mike and Tammy Baldwin.

Funeral services were Aug. 10 at Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. Burial was in Parks Shady Grove Cemetery, Monegaw Springs.

Memorial contributions can be made to Parks Shady Grove Cemetery and can be left in care of the funeral home.

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

Lucia M. Orr
Nov. 19, 1926 – Aug. 11, 2021

Lucia Minerva (Moore) Orr, 94, Garden City, died Aug. 11 at Meadow View of Harrisonville. Lucia was born Nov. 19, 1926, in Garden City, the daughter of Earl and Lucia Minerva (Redfield) Moore.

She was a 1944 graduate of Garden City High School and eloped with Cecil Ford Orr on July 7, 1946. Their secret wasn’t revealed until a letter to Mrs. Cecil Orr arrived. Together they had two sons, Roger Earl and Stephen Ford.

She attended Southwest Baptist College and Central Missouri State University, graduating with Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Classroom Education.

Beginning in 1945, she taught in many one-room country schools in the area, as well as more traditional schools for a total of 36 and a half years before her retirement in 1988.

Throughout the years, many students went “to school to her” and she held fondness for each one. She taught at Latour School, Conley Country School, Garden City Elementary (second grade and had Roger in her class), Houston Country School where she taught both her sons, Number 9 Country School and Raymore-Peculiar Elementary School in Peculiar (sixth-grade English).

At an early age, Lucia put her trust in Jesus. She served as music director at Garden City Baptist for a number of years. She also sang solos and in quartets for funerals and weddings as part of her service to the Lord.

She was a member of Faith Baptist Church, Harrisonville. In later years, her church family was Sycamore Grove Mennonite Church, Garden City.

Family, both present and past, were so important to Lucia. She was always telling a story about a family member dear to her heart. The memories of her daddy, mama and grammie brought her comfort in the final years. She loved her three sisters and held a special bond with each of them, although they lived all over the country.

Alongside Cecil, she worked hard on the family farm having cattle, laying hens, hogs and a garden. If you weren’t sure how she felt about being a mom, grandma and great-grandma, she was not afraid to pull out some photos or tell a story bragging on her sweethearts.

Upon retirement, studying genealogy became of increasing interest and dedication. She traced several family lines back to Adam and filled binder upon binder with linages and personal stories of her ancestors.

She enjoyed taking trips to Salt Lake City and researching in their genealogical library and then visiting the gravesites of the relatives she discovered. As the third daughter, she was the one bestowed the family name of Lucia Minerva. Her mother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother also carried that name.

Two of Lucia’s ancestor stories of note are of Priscilla Mullins (Mollineau) and John Alden, Plymouth, Massachusetts, who were passengers on the Mayflower. The other is an ancestor who joined the LDS Church and traveled from Nauvoo, Illinois, to Salt Lake City in the fall of 1848.

Lucia belonged to several genealogically based organizations, charter member and ex-regent of the Mary Sibley Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (1969), Daughters of 1812, Daughters of American Colonists, Mayflower Society, Daughters of the Utah Pioneers (1985), National Society Women Descendants of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company (1970) and the Cass County Genealogical Society.

She was a 50-year-plus member and former worthy matron of the Order of the Eastern Star.

She was active in the Missouri Retired Teachers Association. Several times a week, she would line dance and enjoy fellowship over coffee and sweets with her line dancing girls. She’d meet regularly with some of her retired teacher girls. Then there were the girls she’d go with to shop or play cards.

Lucia was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Cecil; son, Stephen; sisters, Edna Rudisaile, Elsie Kelly and Mary Ann Bracegirdle.

She is survived by a son, Roger Orr and wife, Janet, Garden City; three grandchildren, Elisa Couch and husband, Joey, Pleasant Hill, Nathaniel Orr, Memphis, and Makenzie Robison and husband, Talin, Bluffdale, Utah; two great-grandchildren, Ruthanna and Miriam Couch; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Aug. 16 at the Atkinson Funeral Home, Harrisonville. Burial was in the Garden City Cemetery, Garden City.

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

David C. Paskon
Sept. 7, 1946 – Aug. 10, 2021

David Cleon Paskon, 74, Belton, died Aug. 10 at his home in Belton. David was born Sept. 7, 1946, in Kansas City, the son of John I. and Marguerite Jenny (Moore) Paskon.

He was a 1964 graduate of Raymore-Peculiar High School. David was a United States Air Force veteran.

David married Carol Suzanne Dodge on July 10, 1971, in Harrisonville. They lived in the Peculiar area for 46 years before moving to Belton.

David worked for Bendix/Honeywell as a welder before retiring in 2004. He was a member of Local 990 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers and Local 27 Asbestos Workers.

David loved fishing and went at every opportunity, whether it be crappie fishing or deep sea fishing.

David was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife, Suzy, of the home; a son, Matthew David Paskon, Overland Park, Kansas; a daughter, Heather Suzanne Belanger and her husband, Jaw, San Diego, California; two brothers, Ronald James Paskon and his wife, Mary Ellen, Peculiar, and John Richard Paskon and his wife, Alla, Kansas City; five grandchildren, Brayden John Fox, Dylan David Fox, Mason Donald Fox, all of San Diego, California, and Maddix Mae Paskon and McKinley Kate Paskon, both of Overland Park, Kansas.

Memorial services were Aug. 16 at the Cornerstone Chapel, Peculiar. Memorial contributions may be made to the church.

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

Carroleen S. Putis
July 9, 1950 – Aug. 7, 2021

Carroleen “Carrol” Sue Putis, 71, Peculiar, died Aug. 7, at her home. Carrol was born July 9, 1950, in Kansas City, the daughter of Sonny and Bonnie (Roberts) Bradford.

She attended university, but ultimately decided to dedicate her life to her family and raising her children.

Carrol married while in college and that union brought her daughter, Shella.

Carrol met Bernard “Rusty” Putis, Sr., and they’ve been together since 1975. Three children were born to this union, Skip, Victoria and Bernard. She loved her family dearly and has left a lasting legacy in all of who she loved.

Carrol was preceded in death by her parents, Sonny Bradford and Bonnie Cook; her son, Skip Putis; her brothers, Brad Bradford, Sonny Lee Bradford and Michael Cook; her brother-in-law, Ray Anderson; and her niece, Michelle Sudduth.

She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Bernard “Rusty” Putis, Sr.; her children, Victoria and Jeff Long, Bernard, III, and Lindsay Putis, Shella and Mohammad Eslami, and Carey and Kevin Neblett; her grandchildren, Gavin Long, Kaitlyn Long, Austin Long, Kurt Perkins, Gavin Perkins, Dalton Perkins, Savannah Perkins, Barrett Putis, Trenton Putis, Mason Putis, Kylynn Putis, Kyndyll Putis, Ana Eslami, Bardia Eslami and Parker Neblett; her sisters, Saraene and Bob Long and Clara Jean and Dave King; many nieces and nephews, Daniele and Jesse Chatlos, Shawna Bradford and Shawn Reese, Robert and Jessica Vanlandingham, Angela Anderson, Amanda and Abe Anderson, Jeremy Anderson, Ray and Leah Anderson, Erica Anderson, Corey Bradford, Sonny Lee Jr. Bradford, Sonya and Jim Hayes, Jimmy Cook, Kevin Cook, Cameron Cook, Samantha Cook, Michaela Cook, Connor Cook, Katy Cook and Ian Cook; many great-nieces and nephews, John Wheeler, Cody Stanback, Skylar Richardson, Dakota Anderson, Abram Anderson, Ayrissa Anderson, Zander Anderson, Jeremy Klopfenstine, Sage Anderson, Thomas Anderson, Emma Anderson, Cainen Chatlos, Joaquin Chatlos, Christian Reese, Dylan Reese, Darion Reese, Sophia Vanlandingham, Nicholas and Bella Sudduth, Justin Vanlandingham, Brandon Folsom, Abrianna Hay and Abigail Hay; and great-great-nieces and nephews, James Sudduth, Nathan Sudduth, Cameron Stanback, Ellie Stanback, Leonidas Bradford, Hannah Bradford and Raylee Ann Folsom.

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

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

Mary K. Parrish Vogel
Oct. 3, 1939 – Aug. 1, 2021

Mary K. Parrish Vogel, 81, Harrisonville, died Aug. 1 at her home in Harrisonville. A Celebration of Life Service will be held from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Aug. 22 at the Harrisonville Community Center.

Mary was born on Oct. 3, 1939, to Jack and Ethyl (Clary) Parrish in Kansas City.

Mary devoted her life to her family and raising her children. She enjoyed going to the boats, but primarily was happiest spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Mary is preceded in death by her father, Jack Parrish; her mother and stepfather, Ethyl (Harvey) Kemper; her daughter, Brenda; her son, David; her sisters: Alberta (Don) Morehouse, Jackie James, and Elsie Parrish; and her brothers: Bob (Pat) Parrish, John (Dorothy) Parrish, Homer (Alvena) Parrish, and Les Parrish.

She is survived by her husband, Ken Vogel; her children: John (Alex) Blackmon, Linda (Judy) Wheeler, Katherine Mitchell, Christina (Bill) Carroll, Deborah Blackmon, and Ronnie (Niki) Starforth; 19 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and her siblings: Ron (Pat) Parrish, Shirley Wolfskill and partner, Bob, Patricia Heiman, and Tom (Carrie) Parrish.

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

Everett D. Banks
April 1, 1956 – Aug. 9, 2021

Everett Dee Banks, 65, Rich Hill, died Aug. 9 at Bates County Memorial Hospital, Butler. He was born April 1, 1956, the son of Ira A. and Violet May Dodge Banks in Odessa.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, John Banks; and two sisters, Iris Stout and Vickie Williams.

Everett is survived by his wife, Vickie Banks, Rich Hill; six children, Christina Knoernschild and husband, Robert, Columbus, Georgia, Steven Cates, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Brandon Turney, Butler, Buddy Cates, Archie, Melissa Matkosky and husband, Samuel, Hermitage, and Austin Baumgardner, Wellsville; two brothers, William Banks, Lexington, and Dennis Banks and wife, Oakie, Washington; a sister, Rebekah Curcajm, Windsor; and 13 grandchildren.

A celebration of life memorial service was Aug 13 at the Community of Christ Church, Butler.

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

Elsworth H. Lee
June 19, 1931 – Aug. 7, 2021

Elsworth Herman Lee, 90, Butler, died Aug. 7 at Medicalodge in Butler. He was born June 19, 1931, the son of Herman Frank and Anna Marie Lindenman Lee in Rockville.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Elsworth is survived by a brother, Gilbert Lee, Butler; an aunt, Pearl Wilson, Butler; and cousins.

Funeral services were Aug. 11 at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel, Butler.

Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler. Contributions are suggested to the to Faith Community Church, Rockville.

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

Larry V. Winburn
May 21, 1940 – Aug. 9, 2021

Larry Vernon Winburn, 81, Butler, died Aug. 9 at Bates County Memorial Hospital, Butler. He was born May 21, 1940, in Lee’s Summit, the son of Vernon H. Winburn and Roberta Lee Winburn.

He grew up on a greyhound farm in Lee’s Summit and was amazed by thegrace and speed of the animals as he helped his father and uncle raise and train them to race in Boston and in St. Petersburg, Florida.

His grade school days were divided between Massachusetts, Florida and Missouri every year.

Larry graduated from Lee’s Summit High School in 1958. He attended Missouri Valley College on a football scholarship, then transferred to Finley Engineering College, Kansas City, where he earned a BS Degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Larry served in the Air Force Reserves at Richards-Gebaur Air Force Base in Grandview in the mid-1960s. He then moved to Butler to take over his father’s greyhound breeding and training operation when Vernon was stricken with cancer.

By then he had married Carol Ann Browning and had a young son, Rick, and a baby girl, Cindy, in his household. Through the years, Larry was safety director for Tiona Truck Line, sales manager for Kahn Transportation and most recently, owner and operator of the Sears Hometown Dealer Store in Butler for 11 years.

Larry loved his family more than anything and marveled at the scholastic accomplishments of his son and daughter. He encouraged their participation in sports and seldom missed a football or baseball game for Rick or a volleyball or softball game for Cindy.

Larry was never afraid of hard work and was passionately neat and orderly. He was always equipped with a witty remark and forever a bit of a prankster.

He loved to hunt and fish and enjoyed his membership in the Butler Bass Masters Association. His grandchildren were, and still are, a constant source of pride and entertainment. He was an active member of the First Christian Church in Butler.

Larry was a good friend and neighbor. He and Carol Ann often joined other Butler couples for dinner in Kansas City. He took pride in his prowess at card games like pitch, poker and rummy.

Even in his later years, when lung problems kept him pretty close to home, he delighted in besting the TV contestants at word games like Wheel of Fortune and Chain Reaction.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents, Vernon and Roberta Winburn; and by his brother, Randy Winburn.

He leaves his wife, Carol Ann Winburn, of the home; son, Dr. Rick and Tammy Winburn, Overland Park, Kansas; and daughter, Cindy and Tom Kennedy, Lee’s Summit; granddaughters, Sarah Winburn, Casey and Ben Field and Haley Watson; grandsons, Andrew and Kolina Winburn, Chris Winburn, T.J. Kennedy, Kyle and Trinity Watson, and Kory Watson.

A celebration of life service was Aug.

15 at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel, Butler. Inurnment will be at a later date in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler.

Contributions are suggested to the Butler First Christian Church or Coats for Kids.

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

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