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Michael D. Scott Adair
March 10, 1980 – March 4, 2022

Michael “Mike” D. Scott Adair, 41, Harrisonville, died March 4, at his home in Harrisonville. Mike was born March 10, 1980 in Denver, Colorado.

He was a 1999 graduate of Harrisonville High School and was a life-long resident of Harrisonville. Mike married Kristine Marie Grooms on Nov. 10, 2001. Mike graduated from the Western Missouri Regional Police Academy in Independence and had worked for the Harrisonville Police Department, Cass County Sheriff’s Office and the Lake Winnebago Police Department, before retiring in 2011. Mike loved coaching and watching his sons in football and wrestling. He enjoyed being at the Lake of the Ozarks, where he spent time on the boat and barbequing.

Mike was preceded in death by his father, Albert Howland (Heather); his moth-er, Brandy Farr (Trent); his grandparents, Earl and Betty Spangler; and father-in-law, Bob Kalwei.

He is survived by his wife, Kristi, and two sons, Kage and Owen, all of the home; grandparents, Larry and Susie Howland; mother-in-law, Sue Kalwei; brother, Shane Burgess; sisters-in-law, Kerry Uptergrove (Brant) and Angela Cromes (Steve); and brother-in-law, Tony Kalwei (Wendy).

Private family services were held. Memorial contributions may be made to the Harrisonville High School football program or wrestling pro-gram. Checks can be made payable to Harrisonville High School Athletics with “Adair” in the memo line, and mailed to HHS Athletics Department, 1504 E. Elm Street, Harrisonville, MO 64701.

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

Inez Alley
Oct. 16, 1934 – March 6, 2022

Ida ‘Inez’ Alley was born Oct. 16, 1934 and died in her home March 6 surrounded by the warmth and love of her family. Inez was born in Gravois Mills, the daughter of John Lemuel and Lillie Frances Conner.

She was the last of 11 children. She grew up with a large, lively family bonded by love. This became the foundation for a life centered around family.

Inez married her high school sweetheart, John Elwin Alley, Aug. 3, 1952. They were blessed to have a loving marriage of 64 years until John’s death in 2017. They were blessed with three children, Randy Alley, Gunn City, Gary Alley and wife, Kathleen, Lake Wales, Florida, and Traci Allen and husband, Greg, Gunn City.

Their family went on to expand to nine grandchildren, Travis, Nicole, Kelly, Amanda, Megan, Lily, Nathan, Ryan and Travis; 17 great-grandchildren, Kelin, Alexandria, Conner, Gavin, Dylan, Ava, Emilly, Allen, Treyson, Eli, Savannah, Emerald, Averi, Joslyn, Leyla, Kendall and Cole.

She was preceded in death by her moth-er, father, all 10 siblings and her husband, John.

She was an active member of the Baptist community leading many children’s ministry activities. In service of their faith, Inez and John traveled to many sites around the country to assist in the building of new Baptist churches. Her service heart was evident in her years dedicated to servitude with the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority and the Women’s Mission Union.

It would be nearly impossible to estimate the amount of cookies Inez personally baked and drinks poured for her community. Inez was a CNA at Camden Health Center in Harrisonville for many years and took pride in her caregiving abilities. She found meaning in being pre-sent for many friends and family members in their times of need.

After retirement, she and John enjoyed camping with close friends and spending numerous hours at the lake with the grandchildren. Weekends at the lake and annual trips to Silver Dollar City were some of her most joyous memories. These trips were normally a “no parents allowed” adventure.

It is with great joy the family can say her final chapter was filled with family, laughter, sunshine and sand between her toes.
Funeral services were March 10 at the Pleasant Hill First Christian Church with the Rev. Preston Sanders officiating. Casket Bearers were Travis Alley, Nathan Ederer, Ryan Slead, Ryan Allen and Travis Allen. Honorary bearers were Johnny Conner, Bill Armstrong, Ronnie Conner, David Clark and Tom McNeil.

Burial was in the Swan Lake Cemetery, Grain Valley.

In Memory of Ida “Inez” Alley, contributions are suggested to Children’s Mercy Hospital or Ascend Hospice.

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

August A. Hardwick
March 3, 1935 – March 8, 2022

August “Gus” Alvin Hardwick, 87, Harrisonville, died March 8, 2022, at his home. August was born March 3, 1935, in Alton, the son of Everett Hardwick and Fay Etta (Hensley) Hardwick.

Gus grew up in Alton and graduated from Al-ton High School. After graduating, he enlisted in the United States Air Force, serving three years and was honorably discharged.

During his service, he was stationed at Foster Air Base in Texas and rose to the rank of Senior Airman, serving as an Armorer with the 451st Fighter-Day Squadron. He was in charge of the F-86 and later the F-100 fighter jets firing systems and bomber armament.

He married Shirley Ann Johnson in 1961, and they had a son, Kendal Joe Hardwick.

After serving his country, Gus settled in the Kansas City area where he began a 26-year career with Western Electric in Lee’s Summit. During this time, he married Diane Warner in June 1980 and they had two daughters, Angela Renee Hardwick and Andrea Faye Hardwick.

Gus was a loving and devoted father, grandfather and friend. He would do any-thing to help someone in need. He enjoyed spending time with his loved ones and sharing stories and advice. Gus was also a faithful servant to the Lord. He always spoke of his faith in Christ and enjoyed visiting and praying with people.

Gus is preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Lellous, Forest and Ogles-by; and three sisters, Lucille, Lois and Audrey.

He is survived by his children, Kendal and Draceana Hardwick, Angela Hard-wick and Andrea and Josh Madsen; his grandchildren, Kelsey, Andrew, Keira, Brayden, Ivy and River; as well as, many nieces, nephews and friends, including one very special friend, Diane Hardwick May.

Funeral services were March 14 at Atkinson Funeral Home, Harrisonville. Interment followed in the Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville.

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

Carole L. Krewson
April 7, 1942 – March 4, 2022

Carole Lee Krewson, 79, Clinton, died March 4 at Foxwood Springs Care Center, Raymore. Carole Krewson was born on April 7, 1942, in Kansas City, the daughter of Bennie and Helen Crowder.

Carole grew up in the Deepwater and Brownington area. She married Jesse Krewson Dec. 12, 1964.

Carole worked for Rival Manufacturing in Clinton for more than 20 years before retiring in 2000. Carole enjoyed reading, flowers, gardening, collecting things and watching baseball.

Carole is survived by her son, Benny and Jessica Krewson, Clinton; stepchildren, Jessie Lee Krewson and family, Phyllis Milstead and family, James and Jennifer Krewson and family, all of Oklahoma; sisters, Shirley and Joe Schmidt and family and Linda and Gil Hamling and family, all of Clinton; sister-in-law, Helen Roskop and family; grandsons, Jordan and Morgan, Harrisonville, and Lucas, Clinton; and a future great-grandson, Oliver, Harrisonville.

Funeral services were March 9 at the Vansant-Mills Funeral Home, Clinton. Burial followed at the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. The family suggests memorials to the Clinton Community Center and can be left in care of the funeral home.

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

William G. Shideler
May 25, 1933-December 31, 2021

William Gilbert Shideler, 88, Cameron, died Dec. 31, 2021. Bill was born May 25, 1933, to Clyde L. and Helen (Spaeth) Shideler in Silver Lake, Kansas.

Bill was a 20-year veteran of the United States Air Force. He was a Top Gun fighter pilot who served in Vietnam. He was also a recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross. He was a successful entrepreneur for many years. In his 60’s he began his final enterprise, Gran-dad’s Toy Box.

He is survived by: wife, ShayRonn; four daughters, Julia “Jewls” Kay Ogden, Natalie Rae Ibe, both of Leander, Texas, Di-ana Gay (Marion) Winger, Glidden, Iowa, Mary, M. (Marty) Rumsey, Des Moines, Iowa; stepson, Shayne (Steph) Mitchell, Kansas City, Missouri; stepdaughter, Shay-Rade (Rod) Lawrenz, Holt; two brothers, Dean Shideler, Drexel, Larry Shideler, Aurora; two sisters, Darlene Ephland, Belton, Darlene Ephland, Butler, Judy Free-man, Gardner, Kansas; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Services with military honors were held Jan. 8 at Poland-Thompson Chapel, Cameron. Memorials are suggested to Paralyzed Veterans of America.

Arrangements were under the direction of Poland Thompson Funeral Home, Cameron.

Mary V. Yoder
March 22, 1945 – March 2, 2022

Mary Virginia Yoder, 76, Harrisonville, died March 2 at Research Medical Center, Kansas City.

Mary is survived by her husband, Harry L. Yoder, of the home. Harry and Mary celebrated 59 years of marriage in 2021. In addition to Harry, Mary is survived by two daughters, Terri Lynn Yoder (Robert C. Wollenberg), Peculiar, and Cindy Lu Yoder, Kansas City; three sisters, Audrey Howe, Pleasant Hill, Lou Yates, Buckner, and Wendy Peirce. Pleasant Hill; two grandchildren, Sean and Elise; and four great-grandchildren, Emma, Kai, Wallace and Kota; many nieces and nephews and grand-nieces and grandnephews and other relatives and many friends.

Mary was preceded in death by two brothers, Russ Magill and Bill Magill.

Mary was born in 1945 to Nathan and Grace Magill in Seattle, Washington. After completing her sophomore year of high school in Kingsville, Mary received the Best All Around Stu-dent Award for that school year. Mary was also an accomplished basketball play-er on the Kingsville High School basket-ball team. Mary drove a school bus for the Harrisonville School District for many years and she also drove buses for extra-curricular activities and delivered school buses to various locations during the summertime. Mary was then employed as records manager by Waddell & Reed in Kansas City. Finally, Mary worked as an assistant buyer for the Family Center (Farm and Home) in Harrisonville until her retirement in 2015 where she made many lasting friendships.

In addition to playing basketball in high school, Mary spent many years playing volleyball and fast-pitch softball with her very competitive friends who enjoyed celebrating their success. Mary was a “coach’s wife” and was very engaged in Harrisonville athletics and the well-being and success of the athletes and other students attending Harrisonville schools.

Mary enjoyed listening to live music and supporting local bands around the Kansas City area, whether at Knuckleheads, BB’s Lawnside BBQ, the Grand Emporium or Harlings. She also enjoyed catching major artists at various venues throughout the city. Mary attended many music festivals with Harry, such as the King Biscuit Blues Festival, the Rentiesville Dusk ‘Til Dawn Blues Festival, the Chicago Blues Festival, and the Kansas City Blues and Jazz Festival.

Mary and Harry travelled from Beale Street to Bourbon Street to the Redneck Riviera in Panama City Beach catching beaches and blues along the way.

Mary was frequently lucky with the one-arm bandits while traveling on their many adventures.

Mary enjoyed spending time with her friends and family camping, canoeing, and telling lies along the river and around the campfire.

Mary Yoder has been described in many ways, but by all accounts, she was a force of nature; a fun-loving tough-ole-bird who always let you know where you stood and that she loved you regardless; one of a kind who would stand up and support you if and when needed; fun but no nonsense; cool and friendly; supportive, pragmatic, and bigger than life. Mary never met a stranger. She loved everyone, and every-one loved her. Mary had a beautiful soul.

Her joy for life was unmistakable as you could see in the mischievous twinkle in her eye.

She was gregarious, outspoken, ornery and filled to the brim with love.

While Mary will be sorely missed, the memories Mary’s friends and family share will continue to uplift them and her spirit will live on in all who loved her.

A celebration of life visitation was held March 12 at the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville.

Cremation with inurnment in the Pleas-ant Hill Cemetery, Pleasant Hill.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Mary Yoder Athletic Fund and may be sent in care of the Dickey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 432, Harrisonville, Missouri 64701.

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

Claude H. Meade
April 5, 1961 – March 6, 2022

Claude “Buddy” Meade, 60, Adrian, died March 6 at his home in Adrian. Claude Henson “Buddy” Meade was born April 5, 1961, in Butler, the son of John and Bonnie Wright Meade.

He grew up in Bates County and worked various jobs throughout the years. When Buddy wasn’t working, he loved the out-doors, hunting and fishing. Buddy always enjoyed life to the fullest.

Buddy is preceded in death by his moth-er, Bonnie Meade, in 1985; brother, John W. “Billy” Meade, in 1981; and his sister, Virginia “Jenny” Miller, in 2012.

He is survived by his son, Aaron Clark; father, John W. Meade, Sr.; sisters, Chris-tine Meade and Kathy Meade; many nieces and nephews; and cousins, David, Robin, Jeremiah and Sarah Meade.

Cremation with private family services will be held at a later date. Inurnment will be in the Peter Creek Cemetery.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Mullinax Funeral Home, Butler.

Donna M. Jones
March 10, 1940 – March 5, 2022

Donna Maxine Jones died March 5 at the age of 81. A celebration of life was March 10 at the Adrian United Methodist Church. The family is requesting donations to the Adrian Community Library or the Adrian United Methodist Church.

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

Marjorie L. Chitty
Oct. 6, 1934 – March 6, 2022

Marjorie Lucille Orsborne Chitty, 87, Butler, died March 6. Services were March 12.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel, But-ler.

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