Raymore

JOHN MAX FELLER, JR.

John Max Feller, Jr., 87, of Raymore, MO passed away April 6, 2014.  Memorial service will be 10:30 AM Friday, April 11, 2014 in Bromwell Lounge at Foxwood Springs Living Center, Raymore, Missouri.  Memorial contributions may be made to Crossroads Hospice 9237 Ward Pkwy, Kansas City, MO 64114.  John was born January 3, 1927 in Leavenworth, Kansas, the son of John Max Feller, Sr. and Ruth Howard Feller.  John was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Virginia Sutton.  He is survived by his wife Eileen E. Feller; sons, David J. Feller (Pat), Steven M. Feller (Kerry) and Jeffrey B. Feller; daughter, Gloria A. Yeager (Dennis); nine grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.  John was a member of the Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Lee’s Summit and an Army veteran serving during WWII.

Arrangements: Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore, MO (816)322-5278

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HELEN M. ROACH

Helen M. Roach, 94, passed away Monday, March 31, 2014. Born Helen Maurine McDonnell on October 30, 1919 to Henry G. and Ida Belle (Siler) McDonnell in the family’s home on the Locust Grove Farm near Weston, Missouri. She grew up there, graduating as valedictorian of the Class of 1937. She graduated with a teaching certificate from Northwest Missouri University in Maryville. She later graduated cum laude with a BS in elementary education from the University of Kansas where she also earned a Masters of Education as a remedial reading specialist.

Helen was a lifelong teacher. Beginning with her first job teaching eight grades in one room in Farley, Missouri, she taught wherever life presented the opportunity. The last 25 years of her more than 40 year professional teaching career were spent at Salt Valley Creek School.

Helen married Elmer M. Roach on January 9, 1944. They spent the next 47 years as the fourth generation on the Leavenworth, Kansas farm that remained in the Roach family for more than 100 years. They retired to Foxwood Springs in Raymore, Missouri in 1991. There they continued to be energetic volunteers, devoted members of Raymore Christian Church, and caring examples of Jesus’ love.

She was a former member of the First Christian Church of Leavenworth, a current member of Raymore Christian Church, Raymore, MO, past president of The Leavenworth County Extension Council, Platte County Teachers Association, Leavenworth Area Retired Teachers Association and their past president, member of the Leavenworth County Historical Society, Leavenworth County Organ Club, organist and piano player at the Round Prairie Community Church,

She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Dwight S. McDonnell, and her husband, Elmer Roach. She is survived by a nephew, Eric, and niece, Sara McDonnell, a great-niece, Madison, two great-nephews Grant and Walker. Moreover, she is lovingly remembered by her many, many students and friends.

Visitation will be held from 9:30 to 11:00 A.M. Saturday, April 5, 2014 at the First Christian Church, 6th and Seneca St, Leavenworth, KS follow by an 11:00 A. M funeral service.
Burial will follow in the Mt. Muncie Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to the First Christian Church of Leavenworth or the Raymore Christian Church of Raymore, Mo.

A memorial service will also be held at Raymore Christian Church, Raymore, Missouri on Saturday, April 12 at 10:00 a.m.

Condolences may be made at http://www.davisfuneralchapelinc.com.

 

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JAMES EDWARD HAMBURG

James Edward Hamburg, 89, of Raymore, MO passed away March 30, 2014.  A visitation will be 5-7 PM Thursday, April 3, 2014 at St. Sabina Catholic Church with rosary at 6:30 PM.  Mass will be 10 AM Friday, April 4, 2014 at the church.  Graveside will be 2 PM at Missouri State Veterans Cemetery, Higginsville, Missouri.  Memorial contributions may be made to St. Sabina Catholic Church 700 Trevis Ave. Belton, MO 64012 or Catholic Community Hospice 9740 W 87th St, Overland Park, KS 66212.  James was born April 24, 1924 in Kansas City, Missouri, the son of John and Mary Castel Hamburg, Sr.  James was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Vera Hamburg.  He is survived by eight children, MaryJoan Johnston and husband Ken of Independence, MO, Jim Hamburg, Jr. of Overland Park, KS, Ann Falasiri and husband Ala of Tampa, FL, Karen Mozafari and husband Hossein of Leawood, KS, Tom Hamburg and wife Carrie of Raymore, MO, Veronica Brassart and husband Donald of Wesley Chapel, FL, Rita Hamburg of Raymore, MO and Peggy Smith and husband Glenn of Centerview, MO; 22 grandchildren, Cari, Cameron, Amy, Travis, Jennifer, Shireen, Yasi, Moji, Alaina, Michael, Katie, Christa, Maryanne, Nichole, Casey, Donnie, Terry, Frank, Sara, Vince, Tommy and Todd; 17 great grandchildren, Cheyenne, Lyndsey, Lachlan, Lindsey, Billy, Madison, Alyssa, Nila, Ollie, Audrey, Johnathan, Skyler, Emma, Autumn, Dustin, Alerah and Ethan.  James was a helicopter pilot for the US Navy and retiring after 20 years of service.

Arrangements: Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore, MO (816)322-5278

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JASON CURTIS HARDY

Jason Curtis Hardy, 36, of Raymore, MO passed away March 29, 2014.  Funeral service will be 1 PM Saturday, April 5, 2014 at Cullen Funeral Home with visitation noon-1 PM.  Burial will be in Raymore Cemetery.  Jason was born August 20, 1977 in Gardner, Kansas.  Jason was preceded in death by his mother, Rosemary A. DeShazer and sister, Melissa White.  He is survived by his wife Elisa of 17 years; children, Dylan Curtis and Briannah Nicole; brother, John Patterson; sister, Ginger Stark and Kim Craven; mother in-law, Carolyn George; grandfather in-law, Herbert Butt; nephew, Eric Hardy and many more nieces and nephews.

Arrangements: Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore, MO (816)322-5278

 

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CATHERINE I. WEATHERMAN

Catherine I. Weatherman, 70, of Raymore, MO passed away March 29, 2014.  Funeral services will be Noon, April 1, 2014 at Cullen Funeral Home with visitation 10-Noon.  Burial will be in Raymore Cemetery.  Catherine was born August 21, 1943 in Kansas City, Missouri, the daughter of Raymond and Catherine Potts.  Catherine was preceded in death by her parents and brother, William Potts.  She is survived by her husband Edward of 24 years; sons, Rick and Gary Eidson; daughters, Brenda Iseman (Tony), Deanna Heidrich, Shalene Grassie (Dean) and Lisa Gyette; 18 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

Arrangements: Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore, MO (816)322-5278

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NETA M. THRAILKILL

Our loving mother and grandmother Neta M. Thrailkill went to see our Lord on March 20, 2014. Neta was 84 and a resident of Foxwood Springs Living Center in Raymore, MO. She was born November 12, 1929 in Louisburg, Kansas, the daughter of Albert and Evelyn Turner Palmer. Neta was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Gene Thrailkill and ten siblings. She is survived by her daughters, Brenda Prouty (Larry), Carol White (Chris) and Pam Potter; 6 grandchildren, Mistie, Andrea (Matt), Meagan, Ryan (Jill), Amanda (Brendan) and Chris; 11 great grandchildren, Nick, Taylor, Riley, Franceska, Cayden, Jadan, Hunter, Cooper, Sean, Abigail, and Harper. Funeral services will be 11 AM Monday, March 24, 2014 at Cullen Funeral Home with visitation 10-11 AM. Burial will be in Mt. Washington Cemetery, Independence, MO. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association 3846 W 75th St. Prairie Village, KS 66208 or American Cancer Society 1100 Pennsylvania Ave, Kansas City, MO 64105.

Arrangements: Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore, MO (816)322-5278

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LELAND N. KEITH

Leland N. Keith, 94, died at Foxwood Springs Care Center, Raymore, MO on March 10, 2014. He is survived by his sister Wilma McDaniel of Sun City, AZ; his daughter Judith A. McMichael (Gene) of Kansas City, MO; and his son John C. Keith (Jeannette) of Loveland, CO; 6 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

Leland was born January 5, 1920 in Audubon, IA, the only son of Clyde Keith and Rose Nelson. He married Thelma Farrell in Washington, DC during WWII in 1944. Leland was in the Navy and was working for the Division of Naval Intelligence. After the war they moved to Des Moines, IA then Kansas City, MO where he worked for GSA. Retirement was spent at Laurie, MO, then Belton and Raymore, MO. They celebrated their 71st wedding anniversary in 2012.

A memorial service will be held at Foxwood Springs Senior Living – Holmes Hall, 500 Mott Drive, Raymore, MO on Wednesday, March 12th 7 pm.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Fellowship of John, Foxwood Springs Residents’ Council, Box 701, Raymore, MO 64083 or to Grace Hospice, 9233 Ward Parkway, Suite 201, Kansas City, MO 64114.

Arrangement: Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore, MO (816)322-5278

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RUSSELL MILBURN

Russell Milburn, 87, of Raymore, MO passed away March 4, 2014.  Graveside services will be 1 PM Thursday, March 6, 2014 at Raymore Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to Harden Hospice 4731 S Cochise Dr. Independence, MO 64055.  Russell was born August 3, 1926 in Kansas City, Missouri, the son of Haywood Henry and Jessie Mae Waddell Milburn.  He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Robert, Haywood Jr., Kenneth and William Milburn and sister, Alice Potter.  Russell is survived by his wife Thelma I. Milburn of 61 years.  Russell was an Army veteran serving during the Korean war. Arrangements: Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore, MO (816)322-5278
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CAROL KAY FINLAY
Carol Kay Finlay, 70, of Raymore, MO passed away February 22, 2014.  Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at Cullen Funeral Home with visitation 6-8pm Tuesday, February 25, 2014.  Burial will be in Raymore Cemetery.  Memorial contribution may be made to Crossroads Hospice 9237 Ward Pkwy, Kansas City, MO 64114.  Kay was born December 8, 1943 in Topeka, Kansas, the daughter of Edward and Loretha Matney Clark.  She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Jerry Finlay.  She is survived by her son, Jeff Finlay (Barry Werner); daughter, Debbie Clark; brother, Rick Clark; sisters Janie Kuermaier (LeRoy) and Susan Thompson; two grandchildren, Lindsay and Mackenzie.
Arrangements: Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore, MO (816)322-5278

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LUCILLE H. SCHUTTER

Lucille H. Schutter, 92, of Raymore, MO passed away February 19, 2014.  A visitation will be Noon-1 PM Monday, February 24, 2014 at Cullen Funeral Home with a prayer service at 1 PM.  Burial will be in Chapel Hill Cemetery, Des Moines, IA.  Memorial contributions may be made to Continua Hospice 7611 State Line Rd. Kansas City, MO 64114.  Lucille was born August 21, 1921 in Harlingen, Texas, the daughter of Norman and Alberta Mitchell Fessler.  She was preceded in death by her parents and several brothers and sisters.  Lucille is survived by her daughters, Mary Rickert (Robert), and Kelli Garley-Smith (Stephen); brothers, Jack Fessler and Paul Walkup (Pat); two grandchildren and great grandchild.  Lucille was member of the St. Sabina Catholic Church.

Arrangements: Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore, MO (816)322-5278

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RICHARD E. LAGLE

Richard E. Lagle, 78, of Raymore, MO passed away February 18, 2014.  A visitation will be 6-8 PM Thursday, February 20, 2014 at Cullen Funeral Home.  Graveside will be 11 AM Friday at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery, Higginsville, MO.  Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society 1100 Pennsylvania Ave, Kansas City, MO 64105.  Dick was born October 21, 1935 in Washington, Indiana, the son of Alonzo and Bertha Webber Lagle.  Dick was in the US Marine Corp serving in Vietnam and retiring with 20 years of service.  He also worked for 22 years for RG Credit Union.  He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Clara Jane Canida.  Dick is survived by his wife Janet of 57 years; daughters, Debra Jackson (Lonnie) and Mary Jane Landwehr (Raymond); brother, Lonnie Lagle; six grandchildren, Mindy, Tracey, Lindsey, Charlie, Elizabeth and Hannah; six great grandchildren, Mikailee, Mariah, Masyn, Aubrey, Ella and Olivia.

Arrangement: Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore, MO (816)322-5278

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HELEN G. BELLAS

Helen G. Bellas, 94, of Raymore, MO passed away February 13, 2014.  Visitation will be 9-10 AM Monday, February 17, 2014 at the Raymore Christian Church with services 10:30 AM in Holmes Hall at Foxwood Springs Living Center.  Graveside services 3 PM Monday in Rosehill Cemetery, Breckenridge, MO.  Helen was born July 29, 1919 in Grundy Co., Missouri, the daughter of Edward and Grace Murry Autenrieth.  Helen was preceded in death by her parents; first husband Glen Ewens; second husband Hugh Bellas; 2 brothers; 2 sisters and great grandson, Christopher Ewens.  She is survived by her son, Gary Ewens (Karen) of St. Charles, MO; daughter, Joy Ewens Thompson (Dave) of Oak Harbor, WA; foster daughter, Mary Draper (Dale) of Florissant, MO; sister, Mary Rawlings; 2 grandchildren, Michael Ewens (Kathleen) and Stacy Smith; 2 great grandchildren, Patrick Miyat and Kaleb Smith.  Helen grew up on farms in Northern Missouri and Eastern Kansas.  She rode a horse to elementary school.  She graduated from high school in Chillicothe, MO, and then earned a degree from Chillicothe Business College.  Helen moved to St. Louis where she began her career as an office worker, eventually becoming a civil service employee.  She married Glen Ewens in 1946.  They raised their family in Florissant, MO.  After Helen’s retirement she moved to Raymore, MO, living at Foxwood Springs.  At the age of 83, after being a widow for 18 years, she married Hugh Bellas and embarked on new adventures.  Helen was a woman of great faith and served as a deacon, an elder, and Stephens Minister at Christian churches (Disciples of Christ) in Florissant and Raymore.  She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.  In lieu of flowers donations would be welcomed by The Fellowship of John at Foxwood Springs Living Center.  http://www.foxwoodsprings.org/fojtrifl.pdf
Arrangements: Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore, MO (816)322-5278

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GAYLAND BURKE

Gayland Burke was born in Norwood, MO, on November 27th, 1930 to Thomas and Myrtle Burke. He was the youngest of four children and recalled a happy childhood where he was nurtured and loved.

Gayland attended Norwood School from first grade through high school graduation. When he wasn’t studying, he was polishing his art skills sketching airplanes and cars. He also enjoyed the outdoors and loved the life of a country boy. Gayland was no stranger to hard work and spent some summers following the wheat harvest to earn his way in the world.  One of his fondest memories was of a special trip through the Western United States with his parents. Desiring to serve his country, he enlisted in the Air Force following high school and served for four years, attaining the rank of staff sergeant. He has always had much pride in his military service. Two of his grandsons have followed in his footsteps serving in the Air Force.

On August 28th, 1954, Gayland married his bride, Evelyn Gay Thomas in Norwood, MO. Soon after their marriage they moved to the Bahama Islands were Gayland worked as a weather observer for the Air Force and later for Pan Am.  In 1956 Gayland and Gay moved to Kansas City, MO, so that Gayland could pursue his love of art at the Kansas City Art Institute where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree. Following his graduation, Gayland began a 32-year-long career at the Kansas City Star as an editorial artist. He was a perfectionist in his art work.

Gayland and Gay were blessed with 59 years of marriage and created a loving home. To this union two daughters were born, Denise Jeanne and Dawn Annette. Gayland was very proud of his daughters, and they were tremendously blessed to have him as their father. Gayland was a devoted family man who worked hard all of his life to provide for his family. He instilled in his children the qualities of honesty and integrity. He was the epitome of a true gentleman and his keen sense of humor will be greatly missed. The family has many warm memories of tent camping vacations, from Florida to Washington. DC., Canada, and many places in between. Gay and Gayland even traveled to La Paz, Bolivia, on two occasions to visit Denise’s family when they were there doing mission work.

Gayland put on his Lord in baptism at the age of 30 and always strove to serve God faithfully. His walk with his Lord was deep and committed. He served as an elder in the church of Christ for 32 years in several congregations. His life of quiet service and faithfulness was an inspiration to many.

Gayland was a resident for the past 6 months at the Rehabilitation Center of Raymore where he received great care and attention and for that his family is eternally thankful.

Gayland departed this life and entered an even closer walk with his Lord on February 8, 2014 due to complications of Alzheimer’s disease. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Myrtle Burke, sisters, Birdella Findley and Beryl Cale.

He is survived by his devoted wife, Evelyn Gay Burke of Raymore, MO, daughters: Denise and husband, Earl  Fultz, of Pleasant Hill, MO, Dawn and husband, Bradly Hemphill, of Forgan, OK, grandchildren: Jordan and wife, Lydia Fultz, of Kansas City, MO, Bethany and husband, Jacob Spillman, of Little Rock, AR, Shannon Fultz of Pleasant Hill, MO, Adam Hemphill of Pyeongtaek, South Korea, Matthew Hemphill of Yukon, OK, great grandchildren: Emelyn Hope and Asher Lewis Spillman of Little Rock, AR. Gayland delighted in each grandchild as if it were his first. He is also survived by a brother, Leon, and wife, Alyene, of San Clemente, CA, as well as a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Gayland will be held 11:00 AM Friday, February 14, 2014 at Red Bridge Church of Christ 101 W. Red Bridge Rd. SW Corner Red Bridge & Wornall Kansas City, MO 64114. Visitation will be 6-8 PM Thursday, February 13, 2014 at Cullen Funeral Home 612 W. Foxwood Dr. Raymore, MO 64083. Burial with military honors will be held at Mt. Moriah Cemetery in Kansas City, MO.

In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association 3846 W 75th St, Prairie Village, KS 66208. Online condolences may be left at https://www.cullenfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements: Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore, MO (816)322-5278

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R.G. JOHNSTON

R.G. Johnston, 87, of Raymore, MO passed away January 30, 2014.  Private family services.  Memorials may be made to Serenity Care Hospice 1626 Elm Street Harrisonville, MO 64701.  R.G. was born April 13, 1926 in Ethel, Missouri, the son of Noah E. and Ruby Surber Johnston.  R.G. was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Billy Johnston.  He is survived by his wife Betty of 66 years; one niece, Arnetta K. Johnston and three nephews, Mike, Phil and Richard Johnston.  R.G. was an Army veteran served during WWII in the 304th Infantry.  He worked for Montgomery Ward for 31 years and retired in 1981.

Arrangements: Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore, MO (816)322-5278

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ALAN A. MALINOWSKI

Alan A. Malinowski, 70 of Raymore, MO passed away January 14, 2014.  There will be private family services.  Alan was born January 1, 1944 in Watertown, South Dakota, the son of George and Luella Kaipinski Malinowski.  He is survived by his wife Donna of 29 years.

Arrangements: Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore, MO (816)322-5278

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JACQUALINE “JOAN” ROSCOE

Jacqualine “Joan” Roscoe, 81, of Raymore, MO passed January 4, 2014.  Funeral service will be Noon, Thursday, January 9, 2014 at South Haven Baptist Church with visitation 11-noon.  Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Kansas City, MO.  Memorials may be made to South Haven Baptist Church 16800 Bel Ray Blvd., Belton, MO 64012.  Joan was born September 6, 1932 in Independence, Missouri, the daughter of Charles Virgil Crider and Dorothy I. Ransone.  Joan was preceded in death by her parents and son, Charles M. Roscoe.  She is survived by her children, Karl R. Roscoe (Kathy), Pamela K. McQueen and Theresa L. Russell (Rick); nine grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren.  Joan was a member of the Purple Pansies and South Haven Baptist Church.

Arrangements: Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore, MO (816)322-5278

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KIMBERLY L. WALTON

Kimberly L. Walton, 44, of Raymore, MO passed away January 5, 2014.  Kimberly was born September 24, 1969 in Hannibal, Missouri, the daughter of Roy and Teresa Borden Epperson.  She is survived by her loving husband, Michael of 25 years; daughter, Alysa Walton; sisters, Hope Marie Walton (Ray) and Amber Nicole Jenkins (James) and many nieces and nephews.  Visitation and Memorial service are Friday, January 10, 2014, at the God’s Garden Church in Brookfield, MO.  Visitation is at 1 to 3 pm with services immediately following.  Memorial contributions may be made to FirstBook.org, a Nonprofit organization connecting book publishers and community organizations to provide access to new books for children in need.

Arrangements: Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore, MO (816)322-5278

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LOUIE W. ROBINETT

Louie W. Robinett, 74, of Raymore, Missouri, passed away Friday, January 3, 2014 at The Missouri Veterans Home in Warrensburg, MO.  He was born December 30, 1939, in Pettis County, to Faye Allen and Louie W. Robinett, Sr., the second of four children.  He grew up in the Warsaw, MO area enjoying fishing, hunting and spending time with his neighborhood friends.  He is survived by his siblings; his sister, Louise Swanson of Independence, MO, his two brothers, George Robinett (Lorna) of Bates City, MO and Larry Joe Robinett (Mildred) of Lincoln, MO.

He graduated from Warsaw High School in the Class of 1957 eventually settling in Kansas City, MO, where he met his wife, Etheldred Yount, and they wed in February, 1962.  In 1963, he was drafted into the U.S. Army and served two years in Colorado Springs, CO.  They were blessed with a son Vincin W. Robinett and a daughter, Yvonne Etheldred.  They made their home in Blue Spring, MO.  Beginning in 1963, he worked for Pepsi Cola General Bottlers driving a delivery truck.  He retired after 34 years of service, in 1997, as a vending supervisor.

After the death of his first wife, he married Phyllis Chalmers in December, 1982 and they made their home in Raymore, MO.

His parents and his wife, Etheldred, preceded him in death as well as his son, Vincin.  He is survived by his wife, Phyllis, of 31 years, at their home; a daughter, Yvonne Clifford (Jimmy) of Oklahoma City, OK, a step-daughter, Kristal Malone (Joe) of Raymore, MO and step-son, Darren Chalmers (Kim) of Peculiar, MO; grandchildren, Erica Little, Steven Tiedman, Joshua Tiedman (Katie), Jessica Clifford, Bailey Cole, and Blake, Kamren and Jaxson Chalmers; plus eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 7:00 PM Monday, January 6, 2014 at Cullen Funeral Home with visitation 5-7 PM.  Graveside service will be 11:00 AM Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at Fairview Cemetery in Sweet Spring, MO

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Missouri Veterans Home, 1300 Veterans Rd., Warrensburg, MO 64093.  A special thanks to all the wonderful staff at the home for the  outstanding comfort, love and care you showed Louie for two plus years.

Arrangement: Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore, MO (816)322-5278

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WAYNE F. DAVIS

Wayne F. Davis, 77, Raymore, MO, was called home by our Lord on December 8, 2013. Visitation will be held 2:00, Sunday, December 15, and funeral services to follow at 3:00 p.m. at Mount Moriah & Freeman Funeral Home, 10507 Holmes Road, Kansas City, MO. Interment in Mt. Moriah Cemetery.

He is survived by a loving wife of 56 years, Virginia R. (Chamberlin) Davis and three daughters; Anne Davis, Jennifer Davis, and Amy Crunk (and husband, Jim). He is also survived by seven grandchildren; Ben, Daniel, Jeremiah, Kasidy, Amber, Shawn, and Austin. Wayne is also survived by seven energetic great-grandchildren.

Wayne grew up in Sedalia, MO and was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Hazel Davis, and sister Wilma Mosby. He is survived by two additional sisters, Deloris Jean Morton and Betty Holman. He was a 1954 graduate of Smith-Cotton High School, 1961 graduate of Central Technical Institute and a 1974 graduate of UMKC.

Wayne served our country in the Air Force serving during the Korean War. He served from 1955-1959 and was stationed in Alaska and Africa. He retired after 35 years of work for Western Electric (Lucent Technologies) in Lee’s Summit as an electronic technician. He was a long-time member of Grace Point Baptist Church. Charitable donations may be sent directly to the church, 10415 Chestnut Dr., Kansas City, MO 64137 or Crossroads Hospice, 11150 Thompson, Lenexa, KS 66219.

He enjoyed book reading, watching westerns, and travel with his wife throughout the United States including Hawaii and Alaska as well as to Barbados, Switzerland, France, the Caribbean Islands, and England. He and his wife traveled as well with the Free Spirits RV club. Wayne was filled with humor and wit, and is remembered as a compassionate family man who lightened the load of others.

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HELEN GRACE GARDNER

Helen Grace Gardner, 103, died on December 6, 2013, at Foxwood Springs Health Care Center in Raymore, Mo.   Helen was born on September 11, 1910, to Charles A. and Lora Bishop, in Ludlow, Mo., where she lived until moving to the Kansas City area at age fourteen.

She graduated from William Chrisman High School in Independence, Mo., in 1928 and later attended Kansas City Junior College, Kansas City Teachers College, and the University of Kansas.  She taught fifth grade at Rock Creek Elementary School in Independence and after that worked for over eight years at KMBC Radio, where she played the role of a personal shopper on “The Joanne Taylor Show”.  In 1934 she married James E. Gardner, who at that time worked as an engineer at KMBC.  In 1938 they built a home in Independence, where they lived for 54 years before moving to Foxwood Springs retirement community in Raymore in 1992.  During her husband’s career as executive vice-president of Wilcox Electric Co., Helen traveled extensively with him to Europe, Africa, and the Caribbean. Later on, even well into her nineties, Helen took trips abroad to visit family in Italy.

Helen will be remembered by those who knew her as sociable, caring, engaging, and gracious.   She loved people and seldom failed to find a common bond, a connection, or a mutual interest with whomever she met.  She was a competitive and accomplished bridge player throughout her life.  True to her farming roots, Helen grew a victory garden during WWII, a generous vegetable garden at home in Independence, as well as a community garden at Foxwood, and she liked nothing more than sharing what she grew.  In addition to bridge and gardening, her interests and activities included reading, sewing, community theater, computers, investments, Royals baseball (she could always tell you the score), painting, weaving, antiques, genealogy, to name a few, and if a club were formed around any of these, chances are she would have been a charter member.

She was an active member of First Christian Church of Independence, and later Raymore Christian Church, past president of the Junior Service League of Independence, a member of the Kansas City Young Matrons, and the DAR.   Helen served two terms as a Commissioner of the Housing Authority of the City of Independence, and she helped organize and was later president of the Family Planning Board of Eastern Jackson County.  She was also involved in several study clubs under the auspices of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs.

Born in the early 20th century, Helen was remarkable in her ability to accept and adapt to the dramatic changes of the 21st.  Characteristically ahead of her generation, she was already e-mailing in the early 1990s. Her granddaughters lovingly referred to her as “Mission Control” because no matter how widespread the family was, she always knew their whereabouts and latest news.  Her granddaughters also fondly remember Helen as a wonderful cook, whose her never-fail fudge was a favorite during summer evenings at the Lake of the Ozarks.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband James, who died in 1995.  Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Janet G. and Tom A. Smith, Jr., of Greenwood, Mo., a son, James E. Gardner, Jr., of Ithaca, N.Y., four granddaughters, Laura (Benjamin) Fillmore of Gardnerville, Nev., Melissa (Aldo) Rigamonti of Milan, Italy, Julia Gardner Smith of Kansas City, Mo., and Jennifer (Tim) Fortier of Lee’s Summit, Mo., and nine great-grandchildren.

Donations in Helen’s memory may be made to The Fellowship of John, Foxwood Springs Residents’ Council, P.O. Box 701, Raymore, MO 64083, or to the charity of one’s choice.  A memorial service will be held at 2:30pm on Monday, December 9, 2013, at Bromwell Lounge in Foxwood Springs Living Center.

Arrangements: Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore, MO (816)322-5278

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LOLA M. (CALHOUN) HAMBY

Lola M. (Calhoun) Hamby, 81, of Raymore, MO passed away December 6, 2013 at Foxwood Springs Living Center.  She was born March 8, 1932 in Jamesport, Missouri, the daughter of Everett and Lena Beaman Saltzman. Visitation 1-2 PM Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at Cullen Funeral Home with graveside services to follow at Floral Hills East Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to Crossroads Hospice.  Lola was preceded in death by her parents; husbands James Calhoun and Robert Hamby; five brothers and sisters.  She is survived by her sons, Steven Calhoun (Carol), Patrick Calhoun (Lisa); daughter, Gayle Moore (Don); brother, Donald Saltzman (Judy); sisters, Alice Jenkins (Robert); Carol Sue Chase; Nancy Tober; 8 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

Arrangements: Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore, MO (816)322-5278

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J FIRTH CHARLESWORTH, JR.

J Firth Charlesworth, Jr., 97, of Raymore, MO passed away November 25, 2013.  Memorial service will be 2 PM Monday, December 2, 2013 in Bromwell Lounge at Foxwood Springs Living Center.   Memorials may be made to Serenity Care Hospice 2000 E Mechanic St, Harrisonville, MO 64701.  J F. was born November 24, 1916 in Kansas City, MO, the son of J Firth Charlesworth, Sr. and Ida Walker.  He was preceded in death by his wife Eva Fern Charlesworth; parents and brother, Thomas Edwin Charlesworth.  He is survived by his nephew, Thomas F. Charlesworth.  He was an Army Veteran and served during WWII.

Arrangements: Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore, MO (816)322-5278

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BETTY M. PERKINS

Betty M. Perkins, 77, of Raymore, MO passed away November 27, 2013.  Funeral service 1 PM Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at Cullen Funeral Home with visitation Noon-1 PM.  Burial in Floral Hills Cemetery.  Memorials to the Kathy Perkins Memorial Fund c/o First Baptist Church of Raymore.  Betty was born May 10, 1936 in Fitchburg, MA, the daughter of Darwin and Doris Fitzsimmons Bennett.  She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Larry; son, Michael and daughter, Katherine.  Betty is survived by her daughter in law, Leah Perkins; brother, Bill Bennett (Linda); 3 granddaughter, Allegra, Whitney and Claire; 1 great grandson, Ryan.  Betty was a member of the First Baptist Church of Raymore and worked as the secretary for 13 years.  Betty and Larry enjoyed working at Yellowstone National Park for 14 years.

Arrangement: Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore, MO (816)322-5278

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PAUL EDWARD CHAFIN

Paul Edward Chafin, 70, of Raymore, MO passed away peacefully November 14, 2013 at Wilshire at Lakewood with his children by his side.  Paul was born July 19, 1943 in Mingo Co., West Virginia, the son of Albert and Gladys Perry Chafin.  Paul was preceded in death by his loving wife, Carol; father, Albert; son, Paul Chafin; daughter, Paula Chafin; grandson, Alan Lawing and sister, Fawn Aravanis.  Paul is survived by his children, Anthony Chafin (Caroline), Gregory Chafin (Kerry), Regina Buckley, Teri Lawing (Kerry), Erica Demack and Cynthia Rickard (Mark); mother, Gladys Chafin; brothers, Albert, John and Bill Chafin; sisters, Francis McClarnon and Brenda Mara; 16 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.  The family and close friends plan to celebrate his life privately together.  The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Belton Young Life 911 S. Westover Rd., Belton, MO 64012.

Arrangements: Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore, MO (816)322-5278

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CHARLES EARL BYBEE

Charles Earl Bybee, 87, of Raymore, MO passed away November 4, 2013 at the home.  Memorial Mass will be 11AM at St. Sabina Catholic Church, Belton, MO 10-11 AM visitation at the church.   Inurnment will be 3 PM at Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville, MO.  Memorial contributions may be made to St. Sabina Catholic Church.  Charles was born August 28, 1926 in Harrisonville, Missouri, the son of Charles and Bertha Temple Bybee.  Charles was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Alice Hawley and Kathleen George.  He is survived by his wife Leona of 54 years; sons, Craig Bybee (Dorothy) of Wichita, KS and Charles Bybee of Belton, MO; daughters, Karen Herring (Joe) of Apple Valley, CA and Pamela Crosby (Monte) of Peculiar, MO; sister, VirginiaTepesch of Paola, KS; 7 grandchildren and 8great grandchildren.  Charles was a Navy veteran and served during WWII; a retired Millwright worker for Local Union #1529; member of the VFW in Harrisonville, MO.  Charles was a bus driver for the Belton School District and was still devoted to this job after retirement.

Arrangements; Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore, MO (816)322-5278

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SHIRLEY JOAN SPALDING

Shirley Joan Spalding, 78, of Raymore, MO passed away October 17, 2013.  Funeral service will be Noon, Saturday, October 19, 2013 at South Haven Baptist Church with visitation 10-Noon.  Burial will be in Raymore Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to Young at Heart at South Haven Baptist Church.  Joan was born September 24, 1935 in Deepwater, MO, the daughter of Hazel and Naomi Bennett Sanders.  She is survived by her husband, James of 56 years; children, Randy and Laurie Spalding and Todd and Amy Spalding of Raymore, MO and Cindy Zornes of Belton, MO; brother, Jimmie Sanders (Judy); sisters, Loraine Gibson (Art), Ruby Bell and Carol Briggs (Jim); 7 grandchildren, Maggie, Kellsi, Dustin, Brooke, Anna, Madeline and Grace; great grandson, Isaac.

Arrangements: Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore, MO (816)322-5278

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DELMA A. PARKS

Delma A. Parks, 90, of Raymore, MO passed away September 30, 2013 at Foxwood Spring Living Center.  Delma was born July 24, 19 23 in rural Douglas County, Kansas, the daughter of William Elmer Nichols and Sophia Breicheisen Nichols.  She graduated from Lawrence High School and the University of Kansas.  In Lawrence she was employed by the Lawrence School District and The University of Kansas.  In 1952 she moved to Kansas City and was employed for twenty-six years by AT&T.  In 1960 she married Noel Parks.  They lived 42 years in Kansas City prior to their move to Foxwood Springs Living Center, Raymore, MO in 2002.  Survivors include a twin sister, Doris Danley of Colorado City, Texas and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband in 2006 and a brother, Raymond Nichols in 1994.  Cremation.  In according with her wishes there will be no memorial services.  Memorials may be made to Children’s Mercy Hospital.

Arrangements: Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore, MO (816)322-5278

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RUBY L. (BARR) BEENEY

Ruby L. Beeney, 101, died Sept. 21, 2013. Visitation 10:00 am and the funeral service following  at 11:00 am at McGilley & George Funeral Home 611 Chestnut in Belton, MO. Burial in Mt. Washington Cemetery in Independence, MO. In lieu of flowers donations suggested to Raymore Christian Church or Beautiful Savior Home in Belton, MO.

Ruby was born Feb. 29, 1912 in Holt, MO to Fred and Opal Barr. She lived in Kansas City until after she married J. Wayne Beeney in 1934 and then moved to Independence, MO. Robert W. Beeney, son and Nancy G. Bishoff, daughter were both born in Independence, MO. Ruby was active in Scouts and PTA during their school years. She was an “at home” mother but later went to work as a secretary, retiring in 1975. She and Wayne moved to Foxwood Springs, Raymore in 1978 where Wayne passed away. Ruby later moved to Beautiful Savior in 2006. She was a charter member of Eastgate Christian Church in Independence and was the choir accompanist for 33 years. On her move to Raymore she transferred her membership to Raymore Christian Church and was a charter member there also. She liked cooking, sewing, making quilts, knitting, music and reading.

Survived by son, Robert and wife, Giovanna Beeney; daughter, Nancy and husband, Al Bishoff; niece, Robbie and husband, David LaFountain; 5 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Condolences may be left at www.mcgilleygeorgebelton.com  Arr: McGilley & George Funeral Home 611 Chestnut, Belton MO 64012 (816-322-2996)

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MARGUERITE M. WILLIAMSON

Marguerite Marie Jeffers Williamson passed away peacefully surrounded by her children on September 20, 2013, at Foxwood Springs, Raymore, Missouri. She was born October 20th, 1923 in Kansas City, Missouri. Mom was married 54 years to the love of her life, Wiley T. Williamson Jr., who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her son, Richard Jeffers Williamson. She is survived by her children, Wiley “Bud” (Becky) Williamson, Marilee (Bill) Lasley, Susie (Steve) Butler, Lisa Farr, and Kathy (Kenny) Carter. She also leaves 13 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and 3 great, great-grandchildren. Visitation was September 22, 2013 at 3:00 PM, followed by a memorial service at 4:00 PM at Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore, Missouri. The family requests, in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to Crossroads Hospice, 9237 Ward Parkway, Suite 300, Kansas City, Mo 64114 or the Fellowship of John 1500 W. Foxwood Dr., Raymore, Mo 64083.

Arrangements: Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore, MO (816)322-5278

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Robert Nicholas Sullivan Jr.

Robert N. “Bob” Sullivan passed away September 16, 2013.  Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. Thursday, September 19, 2013; Rosary at 9:45 followed by Mass of Christian burial at 10:00 a.m., St. Sabina Catholic Church, 700 Trevis Ave, Belton, MO 64012.  The burial will be held at Mount Olivet Cemetery, KCMO.  Robert was born Dec. 3, 1927, to Robert N. Sullivan Sr. and Mary Cecelia (Lafferty) in Tucson, AZ.  He grew up in Kansas City, MO attending St. Peter’s Catholic Grade School and later Bishop Hogan High School.   After serving in the US Navy as a Corpsman at the Naval Hospital in San Diego, CA, Robert returned to Kansas City earning a degree in Economics from Rockhurst College.  Bob married Shirley Ann Hohenschild in 1950 and together they raised seven children.  He worked for the Santa Fe Railroad for 35 years, retiring in 1986.  He was a life time member of the Knights of Columbus.  And, he was a member of BSA Troop 30, Trail Blazers and Tribe of Mic-o-say of Christ the King parish KCMO.  He enjoyed trapshooting, and cheering on the Kansas City Chiefs.  Robert will always be remembered for his strong faith in God, love of family and love for country.  Robert is survived by Shirley, his wife of 63 years and their seven children: Mary Schmidt (Glen), Patricia Fontenot (Warren), Jim Sullivan (Marsha) deceased, Marjorie Winner (Dick), Teresa Glano (Jim), Cecelia Sullivan, and Kathleen Newman (Troy), 22 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.  The family thanks the staff of Rehabilitation Center of Raymore for their care and support for Robert.  The family also thanks the staff of Continua Hospice for their care, support and friendship during this time.  In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Bishop Sullivan Center, 6435 Truman Rd, Kansas City, MO  64126.

Arrangements: Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore, MO (816)322-5278
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BOB D. MILLER

Bob Miller passed away on September 17, 2013 at the age of 88 while residing at the Rehabilitation Center of Raymore.  Bob was born on May 22, 1925 in Weston, Missouri, the son of Ethel Marie and Dan J. Miller who preceded him in death.  Bob was also preceded in death by his loving wife of 52 years, Norma Miller, brothers Wallace Miller and Raymond Miller, and sisters Nancy Brushwood and Virginia Brushwood.  Bob attended E.F. Swinney Elementary and Westport High School in Kansas City.

Bob is survived by children Phil Miller and wife Billie of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Vicki McGraw and husband Bob of Grandview, Missouri, and Dave Miller and wife Janet of Dallas, Texas; six grandchildren (and their spouses): Jeff (Erin) Miller, John Miller, Shaun (Anna) McGraw, Brian McGraw, Matt (Erin) Miller, and Brett (Michelle) Miller; five great-grandchildren and one on the way;  sisters Lydia Miller and Metta George; and brother-in-law Don Meints and wife Sharon.

Bob was a World War II veteran.  He proudly served as a tank driver in the US Army’s 20th Armored Division which participated in the liberation of the Dachau concentration camp in Germany.  He was awarded the Bronze Star.  Bob met Norma while he was serving in WWII and Norma married the young, handsome veteran in 1946.  They had their first child, Phil, in 1949.  In 1950 Bob, along with Norma’s father, built a one-bedroom house in Grandview.  Vicki was born in 1951 and Dave in 1954.  The house grew as the kids grew.

Bob was very proud of his children and his grandchildren and loved to attend their games and activities whenever possible.  Bob proudly wore his “Liberators” WWII hat and his OKC Yard Dawgz shirts that he received when he performed the season-opening coin flip for the Oklahoma City Arena Football League team that was owned by Phil.

Bob worked for Southwestern Bell for 35½ years until his retirement in 1982.  Bob was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America, Masonic Lodge 618, the Scottish Rite, and was an Ararat Shriner.  After retirement Bob served on the Board of Directors of the Jackson County Water District #1 in Grandview from 1982-1992 and volunteered with the Meals on Wheels organization.

Services for Bob were held at the McGilley and George Funeral Home in Grandview, Missouri on Sunday, September 22.  Following the service, he was buried with military honors at Mulberry Cemetery, near Amoret, Missouri.  The family would like to thank the Rehabilitation Center of Raymore and the Catholic Community Hospice for the loving care they provided to Bob.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Catholic Community Hospice at 9740 W. 87th Street, Overland Park, Kansas, 66212. Condolences may be left at www.mcgilleygeorgegrandview.com  Arr: McGilley & George Funeral Home 12913 Grandview Rd., Grandview, MO 64030 (816-966-0250)

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MGySgt Walter R. Herman, Jr. (Retired)

Walter “Ray” Herman, Jr. of Raymore, MO passed away peacefully on Thursday, Sept. 5th.  Ray was born in Bentleyville, PA, Dec. 22, 1939 to Walter, Sr. and Stella Herman. He graduated from Charleroi, PA Senior High School in 1958. In 1959, Ray began his 20 year career with the U.S. Marine Corps which included serving in the Vietnam War and two tours of duty as a drill instructor in Parris Island, SC. He then worked 15 years as a civil service employee for the Federal Government.

Ray is preceded in death by his parents and his brother Ted. He is survived by his wife Carolyn of 52 years, daughters Debra and Barbara, five grandchildren and two great grandsons, four brothers, and a sister.

Visitation is 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9th and 9:30 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10th at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, 11901 Pflumm Rd. OPKS with funeral service on Tuesday, Sept. 10th at 10 a.m. Graveside services will be at Resurrection Cemetery, 8300 Quivira, Rd., Lenexa, KS.

Family suggests contributions to the Holy Trinity Orthodox Church Icon Fund or to the Missouri Young Marine Regiment and mail to: Lester Miller, P.O. Box 5, Louisburg, KS  66053-0005.  Arrangements by McGilley & George Funeral Home 12913 Grandview Rd. Grandview, MO 64030  816-966-0250

Condolences may be left http://www.mcgilleygeorgegrandview.com

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LLOYD RAY TAYLOR

Lloyd Ray Taylor, 74 of Raymore, Missouri passed away August 30, 2013 at his home. He was born August 27, 1939 in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, the son of Millard and Ollie Ivy Taylor. He was a Sargent in the US Army with tours of duty in Germany during the Cold War. After discharge from the military he worked for the Frisco & Burlington Northern Railroads until his retirement.  Celebration of his life will be celebrated 2-4 PM Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore, Missouri.  Memorials may be made to United Service Organization.  He is survived by his sons, Mark Taylor and wife Andrea and Roger Taylor; brother, Jerry Taylor and grandchildren, Mason, Alexa, and Devin.

Arrangements: Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore, MO (816)322-5278

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JEAN CAROL ELLINGER

Jean Carol Ellinger, 62, of Raymore, Missouri passed away August 30, 2013.  She was born July 20, 1951 in Cleveland, Ohio, the daughter of Ernest and Regina Kralick Mitan.  Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society.  She is survived by her daughter, Kim Towne and husband Jason; brother, Rick Mitan and wife Debbie; four grandchildren, Ben, David, Zack, Christina and three great grandchildren, Shyann, Dameon and Sam.

Arrangements: Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore, MO (816)322-5278

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GEORGIA MARIE TALKEN RUDROFF

Georgia Marie Talken Rudroff, 83, of Raymore, Missouri, passed away August 22, 2013 at Foxwood Springs, Raymore.  Visitation was 2-4 PM Sunday, August 25th at Cullen Funeral Home.  Funeral Mass was held 10 AM Monday, August 26th at St. Sabina Catholic Church in Belton and she was entombed next to her husband Leonard Rudroff at 11 AM with visitation 10-11 AM Tuesday, August 27th at Resurrection Cemetery in Jefferson City.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Sabina Catholic Church, Crossroads Hospice or the charity of your choice.

Mrs. Rudroff was born in Taos, MO to Henry and Leona Talken.  Graduating from St. Francis Xavier High school in 1948, she went on to Business School in St. Louis.  She married Leonard Rudroff on January 28, 1953 at the St. Francis Xavier Church in Taos, MO.  Georgia and her young family moved to Belton in 1954 where they founded Rudroff Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc. in 1959.  Georgia worked at the company until she became ill.

She is survived by her son Rick and wife Carlene Rudroff of Belton, daughter Renee and husband Peter Kerckhoff of Raymore, grandchildren Derek Rudroff of Raytown, Danielle Kerckhoff of Omaha, Brittany Kerckhoff of Phoenix, Brian Bishop (Tracy) Sedalia, Brandon Bishop (Robin) Malta Bend and 10 great-grandchildren.  She is also survived by brothers Gilbert Talken of Jefferson City, Stanley Talken and wife Vicki of Lake Zurich, IL, Bernard Talken and wife Bert of Raymore, and sisters Carrie Landtiser of Lee’s Summit, Maxelinda Cleveland of New Bloomfield, Frances Talken and Husband Ralph of Troy, Barbara Poetker and husband Larry of Jefferson City, Catherine Andres and husband Gene of Palatine, IL, and sister-in-law Vivian Talken of Centralia.

She was preceded in death by her husband Leonard Rudroff, brothers Omar Talken and Jerome Talken, brothers-in-law Vincent Holzer, Richard Landtiser, Sylvester Reinkenmeyer, Guy Cleveland, sisters-in-law Rita Rudroff, Alma Rudroff Forck, Margaret Talken, Romajean Talken, and parents Henry Talken and Leona Heimericks Talken.

Georgia was devoted to her family, church, and business.  She will be fondly remembered and missed by all.

Arrangements: Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore, MO (816)322-5278

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JACK LEVI SHELLHORN

Jack Levi Shellhorn, stillborn, August 9, 2013. Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, August 17, 2013 at Raymore Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Alexandra’s House. Survivors include his parents, Jon and Megan Shellhorn; brother, Owen; sister, Emma; maternal grandparents, Clark and Dana Wiemeyer; paternal grandparents, Bob and Sue Shellhorn; aunts, Mandi Eichacker and husband Andrew, Mattie Turner and husband Bret; uncle, Todd Shellhorn and wife Andrea; and additional cousins and family. Jack was preceded in death by his older sister, Giana Faith Shellhorn in 2012. Online condolences may be expressed at www.speakschapel.com (Arrangements: Speaks Suburban Chapel (816) 373-3600)

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PATRICIA JANE CLARK

Patricia Jane Clark, 78, of Raymore, MO passed away August 8, 2013.  Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Sunday, August 11, 2013 at Cullen Funeral Home with visitation 1-2 PM.  Burial will be in Raymore Cemetery, Raymore, MO.  Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Hospice or Disabled American Veterans.  Patricia was born September 14, 1934 in Stillwater, Oklahoma, the daughter of Roscoe and Marjie Lorine Riddle Fagan.  Patricia was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Bruce Fagan.  She is survived by her sons, Richard Miller (Phyllis), Delbert Miller (Jennifer) and Scott Miller; daughters, Pennie Brown (Rod), Cynthia Bevis (Mike) and Heather Buchanan; sisters, Shirley Buckner and Kay McMurray; many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Arrangements: Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore, Missouri (816)322-5278

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MICHAEL G. HORNBECK

Michael G. Hornbeck, 69, of Raymore, MO passed away August 6, 2013. A celebration of Mike’s life will be held at Cullen Funeral Home on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 from 10 am until noon. Memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society or Wayside Waifs. Mike was born June 22, 1944 in Madison, Wisconsin, the son of Glen F. and Henrietta Stumpf Hornbeck. Mike was preceded in death by his parents, sister Beatrice Hornbeck and brother Glen F. Hornbeck Jr. Mike is survived by Pam, his wife of 43 years, sons Sean and Brandon Hornbeck, husband and sister-in-law Scott and Gale Clark, sister-in-law Shelly Hardy, brother-in-law and wife Jim and Lisa Hardy and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Mike owned the University Barber Shop on the UMKC campus for 35 years while serving as their NCAA Rifle Coach and student mentor for over 20 years. He founded the annual UBS camping/canoe/fishing tournament on the Niagua River that celebrated its 30th year in 2013. As an avid hunter he was able to bag his largest turkey in 2013, thank you Darwin.

Mike never knew a stranger, his friends were family, and we would like to thank all of this family for supporting him and Pam in his battles and triumphs. He was never one for formality and when you join in remembering him please come casual so your memories are comfortable and bright.

Arrangements: Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore, MO (816)322-5278

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GEORGIA LEONE HURST

Georgia Leone Hurst, 96, of Foxwood Springs, Raymore, Missouri passed away on July 30, 2013. Georgia was born to William Curtis and Alma Kiesling Hurst in Leon, Iowa on December 19, 1916.

Memorial services will be held Saturday August 10, 2013 at 11:00 AM in the Bromwell Lounge in Foxwood Springs. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to KC Hospice.

Georgia grew up in Leon, Iowa and graduated valedictorian of her high school class of 1935. She was editor-in-chief of the high school paper and sang in the honors’ choir.

Georgia served her country in the Navy Waves from 1944-1946 and trained soldiers in aerial gunnery. Georgia graduated from George Washington University in 1951. She began her career in government service at the Naval Research Laboratory and retired from the Department of the Interior in 1973.

After retiring, she moved to Foxwood Springs to be near family members. Georgia was very active in church activities and volunteered for many years at the local hospital. She was a devout Christian and member of Raymore Christian Church.

Georgia loved to travel and visited 35 foreign countries and many places of interest in U.S.

Georgia will be remembered by family and friends for her faith, humility and generosity of her time, talents and resources. She will be greatly missed by all.

Georgia was preceded in death by her parents, sister Sada Belle Hurst Miller, brother-in-law Russell Miller, brother Wilbur Hurst, brother Wright Hurst and nephews, Charles Hurst and Tom Hurst. She is survived by nephews, Art Miller, Don Miller, David Hurst and nieces, Marilyn Hurst Quiter and Jennifer Hurst Riley.

Arrangements: Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore, Missouri (816)322-5278

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