Uncategorized

Obituaries

Kimberly D. Algiere
Jan. 13, 1976 – Sept. 6, 2021

Kimberly, one of two daughters born to Don and Shirley Heckadon, Butler.

She was a lifelong resident of Butler, where she graduated from high school in 1994.

She was currently working on an associate’s degree. Early in her occupational career, Kimberly was a waitress at Flaming Lantern, then worked in billing at Bates County Memorial Hospital for several years and finally the last nine years was a paraprofessional in education at Butler Elementary School.

Kimberly was baptized in her teens and belonged to the Ohio Street United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women.

On July 30, 2005, she married Lester Algiere, a partnership of two unique people who brought out the very best in each other and who knew that even though they were wonderful as individuals, they were even better together.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Ralph Jennings; paternal grandparents, Jack and Anna Rose Heckadon; and a nephew, Michael Algiere.

Kimberly is survived by her husband, Lester Algiere, Butler; four children, Geoffrey Algiere, Butler, and Makenzie, Brandon and Meghan Algiere, of the home; her parents, Don and Shirley Heckadon, Butler; a sister, Michelle Triebel, Butler; her grandmother, Evelyn Jennings, Butler; a sister-in-law, Tammie Morris and companion, Rick Jackson, Springfield; six nephews and nieces, Bryce, Dylan, Haylee, Rylea, Shelby and Ashley; and other relatives and a host of friends.

Funeral services were Sept. 11 at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel, Butler, with cremation following. Inurnment will be at a later date in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler.

Contributions are suggested to a Children’s Education Fund. Arrangements were under the direction of the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel, Butler.

Steven D. Durbin
July 27, 1960 – Sept. 7, 2021

Steven Dale Durbin, 61, Butler, died Sept. 7 at his home in Butler. He was born July 27, 1960, the son of Walter Dale and Mildred Viola Flowers Durbin in Independence.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Bonnie Nussbaum.

Steven is survived by two sisters, JoAnn Ross and husband, Dallas, Butler, and Linda Lewis, Adrian; four nephews; three nieces; 11 great-nephews and nieces; and 12 great-great-nephews and nieces.

Visitation was Sept. 11 at the Adrian Restoration Branch in Adrian, followed by a memorial service. Inurnment will be at a later date on the home farm.

In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to BCI (Bates County Industries) or Adrian Restoration Branch.

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

Anthony S. Pollock
July 6, 1994 – Aug. 31, 2021

Anthony Scott Pollock, 27, Butler, died Aug. 31 at a hospital in Kansas City. Anthony was born July 6, 1994, in Chillicothe, the son of Robert and Trudy (Lawrence) Pollock.

He was a dedicated and loving father who loved being outdoors and around people. He would give the shirt off his back to a stranger. In fact, he never knew a stranger, you would become friends.

Anthony loved deeply and quickly and was quick to forgive. He was a car enthusiast. Among his accomplishments, he was a jack-of-all-trades, but electrician was what he was most proud of. He was an expert marksman during his time with the Army National Guard, where he specialized in artillery.

Anthony was preceded in death by his grandfather, Gerald Pollock, Jr. He is survived by his parents, Robert and Trudy Pollock; his daughter, Emmalee June Duvall; brother, Zacary Pollock and wife Sky; sister, Brittney McCormick and husband Matthew; grandfather, Randolph Lawrence, and grandmother, Karen Lawrence; grandmother, Judy Lamp; aunt Clara Pollock and uncle John Pollock; several great-aunts, great-uncles and cousins; and many special friends whom he considered family.

Funeral services were Sept. 11 at the Mullinax Funeral Home, Butler. Burial followed in Benjamin Cemetery, near Amoret.

Memorial contributions are suggested for Anthony’s daughter. Arrangements were under the direction of the Mullinax Funeral Home, Butler.

Robert E. Roudebush
Sept. 18, 1956 – Sept. 5, 2021

Robert Eugene Roudebush, 64, Butler, was born Sept. 18, 1956, the son of Curtis and Jacqueline “Gina” Weaver Roudebush. He died Sept. 5 at his home in Butler.

Bob worked most of his life in construction. He was a loving man just trying to have a fun-loving life. He enjoyed his beer, bikes and babes.

Bob was preceded in death by his mother, Gina Potter; and his great-grandmother, Alberta Brown.

He is survived by his three children, Amanda Hunt and Bill, Amber Roudebush and Chris, and Dawn Hall and Tacuma; nine grandchildren, Xavier, Draven, Lexcee, Keagan, Lysette, Adalynn, Mesmariah, Sokoni and Kasim; his siblings, Ronna Granger and Hugh, John Roudebush and Deana, Gina Anderson and Rob, and Leo Benenhaley and Alexa.

Cremation, with a celebration of life service to be held at 3 p.m. Sept. 18 at Bob’s home in Butler. Contact a member of the family for directions.

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

Eliza J. Sites
April 15, 1942 – Aug. 25, 2021

Eliza Sites, 79, Butler, died Aug. 25 at Butler Center in Butler. Eliza Jane Sites was born April 15, 1942, in Amsterdam, the daughter of Charles and Helen Kendrick McQuinn.

She attended school in Adrian and enjoyed her life as a homemaker and mother.

Eiza Jane was preceded in death by her parents, Charles McQuinn and Helen Goodbar; a son, Carl Holmes Jr.; and a sister, Ruby Kibler.

She is survived by her brother, Dewey McQuinn; sister, Patsy Page; five nephews; three great-nephews; and numerous great-great-nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were Sept. 8 in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Butler.

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

Lona M. Vogt
Feb. 25, 1940 – Sept. 1, 2021

Lona Mae Vogt, 81, Butler, died Sept. 1 at Medicalodge of Butler. She was born Feb. 25, 1940, the daughter of George Macy and Lorene Mae Stallcup Mendenhall in Rich Hill.

She was preceded in death by her parents; an infant brother, James William Mendenhall; and husband, Edward Eugene Vogt, Feb. 9, 2018.

Lona is survived by a son, Dr. Douglas Vogt and wife, Kathy, Columbia; a daughter, Linda Smith and husband, Scott, Kansas City; seven grandchildren, Dr. Kaitlin Schiavo and Christopher, Morgan Vogt, Kelli Ann Vogt, Christopher Chapman, Joshua Chapman, Alex Smith and Seth Smith; and eight great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were Sept. 11 at Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler.

Contributions in lieu of flowers are suggested to the Immanuel Baptist Church or Butler Public Library.

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

Maxine F. Bremer
Feb. 24, 1935 – Sept. 4, 2021

Maxine Faye Bremer, 86, Peculiar, died Sept. 4 at Centerpoint Medical Center, Independence. Maxine was born Feb. 24, 1935, in Germantown, at the family home, the daughter of Lawrence J. and Louise L. (Kalwei) Mucke.

During high school, she played women’s basketball and held the record for high scorer in the state of Missouri with 98 points scored in one game for more than 50 years before another athlete was able to break the record.

After graduating from high school, she went to work for Kansas City Life for seven years and retired as the secretary for the director of marketing before leaving to start a family.

She met the love of her life, George Bremer, and they married Oct. 19, 1957, and they had four children, Brett, Brad, Brenda and Brian.

She spent time at home with her children, but once her youngest son started kindergarten, she started driving a school bus.

She went on to work for the Raymore-Peculiar School District beginning in October 1983 as the payroll administrator and retired in June 1995.

During Maxine’s younger years, she played the organ at St. Sabina Catholic Church, where she remained a member throughout her life. She enjoyed holidays, family gatherings and especially combining the two to enjoy holiday dinners with her family. Maxine leaves a legacy of love for her family, her friends and especially a love of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Maxine was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, George; her parents; her brother-in-law, Jon P. Bremer; and her sister-in-law, Darlys Bremer.

She is survived by her children, Brett and Robyn Bremer, Smithton, Brad Bremer, Peculiar; Brenda Bremer, Peculiar; and Brian and Lona Bremer, Lee’s Summit; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren, with one on the way; and her brother, James D. Mucke and Kay Lewis, Peculiar.

Funeral services were Sept. 10 at St. Sabina Catholic Church, Belton, with burial in the Peculiar Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Sabina Catholic Church.

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

Freddie R. Doherty
May 12, 1958 – Sept. 5, 2021

Freddie Ray Doherty, 63, died Sept. 5 at his home surrounded by family, after a short battle with cancer. Born May 12, 1958, in Paragould, Arkansas, he was the son of Carl and Bonnie Doherty.

He graduated from Niangua High School in 1976 and obtained Bachelor of Science in Education, a Master of Science in Education and a Specialist in Education Administration degrees from Southwest Missouri State University.

Freddie began his career as a teacher and coach at Niangua High School and went on to teach and coach at Hartville High School, Springfield Central High School and Mansfield High School. He was middle school principal at Mansfield before becoming superintendent of Sherwood-Cass R-8 School District. He moved from there to accept the position of superintendent of Oak Grove R-6 School District, from which he retired in 2018.

On Aug. 11, 1990, he married Stacey Lynn Day in Springfield. They had one child, Cole Thomas Doherty, born in 1994.

He was preceded in death by his father and grandparents Freddie E. and Beulah Doherty and Adolphus and Allie Dunigan.

Survivors include his wife; son and his significant other Gabby Wilson; mother, Marshfield; sister and brother-in-law, Donna and Stan Johnson, Jefferson City; brother, David Marshfield; and eight nephews and nieces along with their children.

Freddie loved sports, most enthusiastically basketball and baseball, especially if Cole was playing or coaching.

He and Stacey did everything together, including supporting Cole’s activities, working in the same school districts and enjoying movies, shows and concerts. He had a natural charisma and that endeared him to everyone and was a jokester and prankster always making people laugh.

Funeral services were Sept. 11, at the Oak Grove School District Performing Arts Center. Graveside services were Septe. 13 at the Marshfield City Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to the Freddie Doherty Memorial Scholarship Fund in care of Commercial Bank of Oak Grove or Stacey Doherty.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Royer Funeral Home, Oak Grove.

Daisy E. Duncan
Dec. 10, 1938 – Sept. 2, 2021

Daisy E. Duncan, 82, Harrisonville, was born Dec. 10, 1938, in Independence, the daughter of Leonard L. and Gladys J. (Rice) Cook. She died Sept. 2 at Windsor Healthcare, surrounded with love and family.

Daisy, who shared both her grandmothers’ first names, was a 1956 Pleasant Hill High School graduate where she was a member of the first National Honor Society.

Following high school, she met a neighbor boy and fell in love and on Sept. 21, 1957, she married Jimmy Duncan in Pleasant Hill. He preceded her in death Dec. 26, 2008.

Daisy was primarily a homemaker, but had various jobs throughout the years. The Pleasant Hill Times “Cooking with Daisy” was a highlight interviewing local women and sharing their recipes with the community. Her favorite job was ministering to children through the First Baptist Church Daycare.

Her life’s greatest accomplishments were serving the Lord locally and nationally. Daisy did many conferences educating others to teach children. She traveled throughout the United States including Florida, Texas, Vermont, Massachusetts, California and Hawaii for these conferences.

Daisy also taught many Sunday school and Vacation Bible School classes. Her teaching and ministry spanned three generations.

Her most memorable mission work was being asked to travel to Belarus, Russia.

Daisy was able to tell the children about Jesus. She also made lifetime friends while there.

Daisy was an active member of the Antioch Southern Baptist Church, Harrisonville, where she also taught the kindergarten Sunday school class.

In lieu of any gifts or flowers in memory of Daisy, show an act of kindness. In Daisy’s spirit, send a card, take cookies to a neighbor or give flowers to share a little sunshine with others.

Daisy was also preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her two sons, Brent and Marti Duncan, Pleasant Hill, and P.D. and Linda Duncan, Kingsville; her daughter, Debbie and Bruce Loyd, Clinton; four grandchildren, Dustin and Dana Duncan, Pleasant Hill, Michelle and David Lloyd, Holden, Beth and Michael Pate, Pleasant Hill, and Sarah Duncan and fiance, Kyle Carter, Kingsville; seven great-grandchildren, Josey Pate, Dalyn Duncan, Riley Duncan, Hailee Lloyd, Autumn Lloyd, Hartley Duncan and Summer Lloyd; three bonus grandchildren, Lacie Helfert, Ben Helfert and Jonah Helfert, all of Salt Lake City, Utah; her sister, Linda J. Cobb, Ellijay, Georgia; other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were Sept. 7 at the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home. The Rev. Ernie Cecil officiated. Interment was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Casket bearers were Dalyn Duncan, Dustin Duncan, Riley Duncan, Bruce Loyd, David Lloyd and Michael Pate. Honorary casket bearers were Josey Pate, Hailee Lloyd, Autumn Lloyd, Hartley Duncan and Summer Lloyd.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Cass County Hope Haven or the Missouri Baptist Children’s Home and may be sent in care of the funeral home.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.

Charles R. Elliott
March 24, 1937 – Sept. 6, 2021

Charles Roger Elliott was born March 24,1937, the son of Harry Pierson and Louise (Hart) Elliott in Bogard. He died peacefully surrounded by his children Sept. 6 at the age of 84 years, 5 months and 13 days.

Charles graduated from Garden City High School in 1955. After graduation, he began working at Westinghouse.

On Feb. 14, 1958, he married his sweetheart, Iona Ann Allison. To this union four children were born, Jeff, Julie, Jeanie and Jerry.

Charles went on to work at Bendix and then General Motors, where he completed the apprentice program and became a tool and die maker. He spent many of his working years at the Leeds location, transferred to Arlington, Texas, then retired from Fairfax.

Charles was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Louise Elliott; siblings, Jeanette Gudde, Kay Akins, Connie Wille, Chester Elliott and Ronnie Elliott; and his wife of 55 years, Iona Elliott.

Charles is survived by his children, Jeff Elliott and Lindy, Lee’s Summit, Julie Blanchard and Randy, Houston, Texas, Jeanie Cook and David, Lee’s Summit, and Jerry Elliott and Pauline, Lee’s Summit; 13 grandchildren, Jace and Jesse Elliott, Ethan, Andrew and Alec Blanchard, Allison Anderson, Abbie and Ashlyn Cook, Amanda Lee, Austin and Alec Breed, and Carson and Camryn Elliott; four great-grandchildren; siblings, Mary Ellen Bowie, Clinton, Larry Elliott, Kingsville, Diana Kline, Orlando Florida, and Bob Elliott, Normandy, Tennessee.

Charles had a lifelong love of fishing, western movies, clock making, model trains, tinkering with engines and motors and crossword puzzles.

He will be remembered for his sweet smile, strong work ethic and storytelling.

He was the kind of man that made you want to pull up a chair and visit for a while.

Please join the family to remember and honor Charles at a visitation/celebration of life from 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Garden City Community Center, Garden City.

The family will hold private graveside services at a later date following cremation.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Ascend Hospice, in care of the Dickey Funeral Home P.O. Box 432, Harrisonville, MO 64701.

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

Lawrence D. Feeback
Dec. 21, 1924 – Aug. 31, 2021

Lawrence D. “Duff” Feeback died Aug. 31 at the age of 96 years. He was born in Blairstown, Dec. 21, 1924, the son of Forest and Violet “Vi” Feeback.

Forest and Vi Feeback were lifelong residents of west central Missouri, eventually settling near Latour, where they farmed and raised beef cattle, as well as their family. Duff was the eldest followed by brother, Don, and sister, Bonnie Hon.

Duff graduated from Latour High School in 1942 and enlisted in the Navy during World War II and was stationed at Pearl Harbor after the Japanese attack.

After an honorable discharge from the Navy, Duff returned to the farm in Latour prior to entering college in Warrensburg where he met and married Shirley Jo Lewis from Harrisonville.

After his graduation with a degree in physics, Duff took a job with National Geophysical as a party chief. In those early years of their marriage, Duff and Shirley live a nomadic life moving about the inland west on a geophysics crew.

Eventually settling in Texas, Duff worked for El Paso Natural Gas, Sinclair Oil Company and finally Pennzoil.

Duff retired in the early 1970s and moved back to the family farm in Latour.

Duff recently relocated to Lincoln, Montana, to his beloved ranch property in the Blackfoot River Valley.

Duff was preceded in death by his parents; brother Don; and his beloved wife Shirley.

He is survived by his sister, Bonnie Hon; his children, KD and Teresa Feeback, Derek and Susan Feeback and Danja and Tom Klepper; his grandchildren, Abigail Dalton, Cole Feeback, Hayes Feeback and Lilyan Feeback; and five great-grandchildren, Ty, Lane, Andrea, Meah and Vivian; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He will be missed dearly. There will be a graveside gathering at noon Sept. 18 at the Rose Hill Cemetery east of Latour for friends and family.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Harrisonville branch of the Cass County Public Library.

Rhonda K. Hedges
March 19, 1964 – Sept. 5, 2021

Rhonda Kay Hedges, 57, Rogers, Arkansas, was born March 19, 1964. She died Sept. 5 surrounded by loved ones at Mercy Hospital, Rogers.

Rhonda was the oldest daughter of James Wittrig and Donna (Smith) Yoder.

Rhonda grew up in Garden City and graduated from Sherwood High School in 1982.

While in high school, Rhonda enjoyed drama club, band, flag corps and took many business classes.

As the oldest of five siblings, Rhonda was always willing to lend a hand in any way, helping with dinner, baking pies, babysitting siblings and keeping things organized. Her organization skills carried on all throughout her life.

Rhonda and Jeff became high school sweethearts after she asked him out on their first date. On Oct. 2, 1982, Rhonda married Jeffrey L. Hedges in Collins. Rhonda and Jeff were blessed with three children, Amanda, Ashley and Eli.

In 1983, Rhonda began working for WSP in Harrisonville. When the company relocated to Rogers in 1989, Jeff and Rhonda moved their family to Rogers, where they raised their family and it became their home.

Rhonda worked for WSP for nearly 40 years, working her way up through the company and eventually becoming a project manager.

Rhonda never met a person that she couldn’t connect with and befriend in some sort of way. There was not a craft that she could not master. Throughout the years, she learned and thrived at quilting, basket making, card making, cups, scrapbooks and many others.

One of her favorite places to go was Hobby Lobby. Rhonda never forgot a birthday or special occasion and her handmade cards were something you could always look forward to. It was also not uncommon to receive a random package in the mail with something she had made by hand with love and care.

In 2016, Rhonda began using essential oils, which led to a new way of life, as well as new friends and connections that she truly treasured.

No matter what Rhonda was doing, she would drop everything for her grandchildren. Video chats at any time of the day with Grandma, helping with baking, reading stories and playing with her grandchildren were something that she truly cherished.

Jeff and Rhonda were active members of Calvary Chapel of the Ozarks.

Rhonda was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Rachel (Yoder) Pullen.

Rhonda is survived by her husband of 39 years, Jeff Hedges, of the home; and children, Amanda Hedges and Jason, Fayetteville, Arkansas, Ashley and Travis, Wasilla, Alaska, and Eli Hedges, of the home; and six grandchildren, Charles, Kalob, Connor, Ava, Madilyn and Connor; stepfather, Joe and Sharon Yoder, Garden City; siblings, Sandy and John Cole, Brian and Carmen Yoder and Jodi and Carl Brown, all of Garden City, Terry Ross, Texas, and Cristy and Ron Steffa, Texas, Cherry and Jon Derickson, Austin, Texas, Tim Wittrig, Texas; other relatives and many friends.

Rhonda will be dearly missed and she will continue to live on in all of our hearts.

Funeral services were Sept. 11 at the Sycamore Grove Mennonite Church near Garden City, with burial in the Clearfork Cemetery near Garden City.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

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

Ronald K. Helt
Sept. 10, 1952 – Sept. 5, 2021

Ronald “Ron” Keith Helt, 68, Harrisonville, died Sept. 5 at Research Medical Center, Kansas City. Ron was born Sept. 10, 1952, in Johnson County, the son of Wilfred Albert and Lula Pearl (Getz) Helt.

Ron was a 1970 graduate of Harrisonville High School.

He married Peggy Sue Vanskike on June 9, 1974, at the United Methodist Church in Harrisonville, with the Rev. Lawrence Wilson officiating.

Ron spent a 47-year career in retail grocery, beginning as a sacker and quickly becoming a meat cutter. He was a member of UFCW Local 2 and retired in 2015.

He was a long-time member of Harrisonville Mennonite Church and former member and president of the Harrisonville Christian School Board of Directors.

Ron was also a recent member of Eagle Creek Church, Lee’s Summit.

Ron was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Wilfred Wayne.

He is survived by his wife, Peggy, of the home; a son, Benjamin Wayne Helt and his wife, Sarah, Raytown; a daughter, Sarah Elizabeth McDowell, and her husband, Sam, Harrisonville; five grandchildren, Zane, Brody, Savannah, Ava and Spencer.

A visitation for family and friends is scheduled for 10 a.m. Sept. 18 at the Atkinson Funeral Home, Harrisonville. A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m.

Inurnment will be held at a later date in New Hope Cemetery near Concordia. Memorial contributions may be made to the New Hope Cemetery, via PayPal to newhopemissouri@gmail.com, or mail donations to: New Hope Cemetery, c/o Ben Helt, 11115 E 85 Terrace, Raytown, MO 64138.

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

Elmer O. Hines
Nov. 13, 1936 – Sept. 2, 2021

Elmer Olive Hines, 84, Creighton, was born Nov. 13, 1936, the son of Olive Hines and Evelyn Sample Hines in Mountain View. He died Sept. 2 at his home.

Elmer graduated from Summersville High School in Summersville in 1955.

He served in the Army National Guard from 1958 to 1962.

On May 25, 1963, Elmer married Christine Parker in Laramie, Wyoming. She preceded him in death March 14, 2019.

Elmer and Chris lived and worked in Foxpark, Wyoming, until April 1966 when they moved to Creighton. They became parents to their first daughter, Lura LeAnne, in November 1966. Lisa Annette, joined the family in December 1969.

They became members of Trinity Lutheran Church in Creighton in 1966.

After five years at Lake City Ammunition, layoffs led to Elmer working as a mechanic and then in construction before his occupation as a cabinet maker at Creighton Cabinet Shop started in 1975, where he remained until his retirement in 1998.

Elmer was a master of many skills and could build and repair almost anything.

Elmer was an avid bowler and fisherman. He also enjoyed gardening, bird watching and watching old westerns and Bob Ross – The Joy of Painting.

Elmer was a kind and compassionate man of few words, but when he spoke, what he had to say was worth listening to.

Elmer’s most cherished role was being a father and grandfather.

Lisa blessed him with two beautiful granddaughters, Jordan Lee in 1996 andMelaina Christine in 1998. Elmer treasured spending time with all his girls. He made countless pancakes and loaves of bread, played ball and board games, took them fishing and attended their ball games. Hearing Elmer say, “I love you too, Shug,” is forever impressed on their hearts.

Besides his wife and parents, Elmer was preceded in death by his sister, Marie Hockman; and his daughter, Lisa Salmon.

Elmer is survived by his daughter, LeAnne Salmon and husband, Terry, Creighton; two granddaughters, Jordan Salmon and Melaina Salmon, Peculiar; brother, Donald Hines, Houston; brother-in-law, Robert Parker and wife, Shirley, Prosser, Washington; brother-in-law Dwain Hockman and wife, Patty, Mountain View; dear friends that were like daughters, Paula Mueller, Teresa Duncan and Diana DeWitt; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.

Cremation. A private family inurnment will be held at the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Creighton, at a later date.

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

Rick M. Hunt
Oct. 20, 1957 – Aug. 25, 2021

Rick M. Hunt was born Oct. 20, 1957, in Holden, and died Aug. 25, surrounded by the love of his family and his dog, Sadie, at his home in Pleasant Hill, at the age of 63 years, 10 months and 5 days.

He was the son of Robert Marion and Rena Mae (Shewmaker) Hunt.

Rick spent his younger years in Greenwood and attended Lee’s Summit High School, Lee’s Summit. Rick was a man with a strong work ethic.

After high school, Rick worked for Kenell Building Materials in Greenwood for 22 years before accepting a position with Whistle Redi-Mix in Pleasant Hill, where he worked for another 18 years.

In 2016, Rick began working for Wilmoth’s Basement Company as a panel truck driver, retiring in May of this year.

Nov. 3, 1979, Rick married Janet Hood in Lone Jack, and they made their home in Lee’s Summit. In 1997, Rick moved to
Pleasant Hill.

Rick was a “mountain man” through and through and took great pride and confidence in his knowledge of the outdoors.

But, above all else, Rick loved his family and was extremely proud of his grandchildren.

He remained close to his three brothers, even after the death of their parents and they made it a point to gather at least once a week at Rick’s house where he would prepare dinner for them and anyone else who happened to be there.

Rick was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Rena Hunt.

He is survived by his former wife and forever love, Janet (Hood) Hunt, Lee’s Summit; son (Rick’s “Main Man”), Ricky Hunt, II, Lee’s Summit; a daughter (Rick’s “Baby Girl”) Nicole Hunt, Pleasant Hill; brothers, Robert Marion Hunt, II, and wife, Robin, Pleasant Hill, Randy Michael Hunt and wife, Brenda Kay, Peculiar, and Russell Murray Hunt, Pleasant Hill; grandchildren, Brooklen Bird and Ricky M. Hunt, III; his faithful canine companion, Sadie; nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many, many friends.

Per Rick’s wishes, cremation has been accorded.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Sept. 18 at the Wallace Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill, with Elder Butch Shewmaker officiating. Inurnment will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

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

Giles A. Jones
July 15, 1942 – Sept. 4, 2021

Giles Arthur “Buck” Jones, Garden City, was born July 15, 1942, in Independence, the son of Lawrence Clifford and Velma Moreen (Andes) Jones. He died Sept. 4 at Research Medical Center, Kansas City, surrounded by love and family at the age of 79 years, 1 month and 20 days.

On Sept. 10, 1966, Buck married Brenda Sue Deardeuff in Kansas City.

Buck was employed by the city of Overland Park, Kansas, as a construction supervisor until his retirement in 2004.

He enjoyed farming and raising Balancer cattle on his Cass County farm.

Buck was an avid Harrisonville Wildcats fan and coached several years for the Optimist Youth Football League. He loved his family and was a family man in every sense of the word.

Besides his parents, Buck was preceded in death by his foster brother, Gerald Garfield, of Mesquite, Texas.

Buck is survived by his wife, Brenda D. Jones, of the home; two sons, Chris Jones and Brett Jones and Chrystal, all of Harrisonville; four grandsons, Drew, Dane, Jordan and Jackson Jones, all of Harrisonville; a great-granddaughter, Ryn Elliotte Leighty-Jones, Blue Springs; other relatives and a host of friends.

Cremation. Services will be scheduled at a later date.

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

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

Patricia E. Moore
Oct. 3, 1934 – Sept. 3, 2021

Patricia “Patty” Evelyn (Patterson) Moore, 86, Harrisonville, died Sept. 3 at St. Luke’s East Hospital. Patty was born Oct. 3, 1934, in Hurdland, the daughter of Forest and Myrna (Magruder) Patterson.

Patty had an older brother, Donn, and two younger sisters, Cherie and Cathy. Growing up, Patty moved with her family many times following her dad’s jobs and she attended many different schools.

She played girls basketball and graduated from Cleveland High School as valedictorian of her class. Not long after graduation, her dad got her a secretarial job at Ford Motor Co., where he also worked.

Patty lived with her parents near Drexel and shared rides with a neighbor that worked the same shift. Later on, she joined three others and rode with Robert “Bob” Moore, who became her husband.

Patty and Bob were married Aug. 1, 1953, in Lisle, and they had three children, Meryl Lynn, Bob, Jr., and Jim. Patty stayed home, raising kids and gardening.

Patty loved all kinds of animals and had many pets including a squirrel, a crow named Gomer and she always had a dog of some kind, usually a stray. One of her favorite pets was her horse, Ginger.

Patty and Bob were saved at the Nazarene Church in Drexel and later joined the Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church south of Harrisonville when they moved. Patty was the choir director for more than 20 years.

She was so proud that her children accompanied her on the organ and piano.

All of the Moore family loved music, especially gospel, and they sang in several quartets. Patty sang with the Sweet Adelines and was proud to be a bass. She was also famous for playing her alto saxophone.

Patty began work at Harrisonville High School when the children were older. She started out taking lunch money and later became the principal’s secretary. She then worked for Western Electric in Lee’s Summit, Richards-Gebaur in Grandview and the General Services Administration from which she retired.

After Bob retired, they bought a motor home and traveled throughout the United States. They were “winter snowbirds” in Moore Haven, Florida, and spent many summers fishing at Mantrap Lake in Park Rapids, Minnesota.

Patty attended many activities with her children and grandchildren and rarely missed a performance. She was an avid sports fan. She loved to watch the Chiefs and the NBA games. She enjoyed watching her grandchildren play sports and was known to occasionally give the referees some advice on how to call a play.

Patty was a wonderful daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Surviving are her husband of 68 years, Bob; her children, Meryl and Ted Lange, Bob Jr., and Jim and Christine Moore; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; her sister, Cherie and Mike Chapman; and many friends.

She was a wonderful example of a Christian woman with her sweet welcoming smile and her warm hospitality.

Funeral services were Sept. 10 at the Faith Baptist Church in Harrisonville.

Interment followed at Orient Cemetery in Harrisonville. Memorial contributions are suggested to Faith Baptist Church Kitchen Fund.

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

Shadron Pittman
March 5, 1974 – Sept. 4, 2021

Shadron Pittman, 47, Peculiar, died Sept. 4 at her home with her family by her side.

A celebration of life will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Atkinson Funeral Home, Harrisonville.

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

Larry E. Scheib
April 30, 1954 – Sept. 3, 2021

Larry Scheib, 67, Lincoln, formerly of Harrisonville, died Sept. 3 at his home. Larry Edward Scheib was born April 30,
1954, in Harrisonville, the son of Merlin and Julia Pruett Scheib.

The loss of a family member is never easy. We shed our tears and our hearts are breaking, but the memories you made will not be forgotten. The many weekends at the lake, the fish fries and the general love you gave to us and our children are unforgettable.

You defied all odds having beaten cancer multiple times, though the road thereafter wasn’t forgiving. I know you were ready and were at peace. You lived a full life with no regrets. So as our hearts will start to mend and your children remember their dad, all the grandchildren remember their grandpa and your brother and sister grieve, may you sit in peace (maybe in a pair of overalls and a flannel shirt) and with much happiness catching that biggest crappie ever.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents; and dear friend and father figure, Catfish Charlie.

He is survived by his children, Christina Volpe and husband Brian, Angela Maloney and husband Tom, Jason Scheib and wife Alison, Bryan Scheib and wife MaKayla, Amy Huber and husband Stephen, Matthew Keeth and Jessica Keeth; 22 grandchildren whom he cherished and was very proud of each and every one; siblings, Marie Rogers and Michael Scheib and wife Pam; along with nieces, nephews and extended family members.

Funeral services were Sept. 8 at the Mullinax Funeral Home, Drexel. Burial followed in the Freeman Cemetery, Freeman.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Cole Camp Senior Center.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Mullinax Funeral home, Drexel.

Categories: Uncategorized