James W. (Bill) Blum, 91, of Grandview, MO, passed away July 3, 2016. A visitation will be held 5-6:30 PM Friday, July 8, 2016 at Cullen Funeral Home, 612 W. Foxwood Dr., Raymore, MO, 64083, with a Rosary at 6:30 PM. There will be an Inurnment at the Knob Noster Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.image

Bill was born November 30, 1924, in Turpin, Oklahoma, the son of James R. and Donna (McCants) Blum. The family moved from Oklahoma to Knob Noster, MO, where he met Wauneeta Foster, who became his love and wife of 70 years. He received his draft notice the day he graduated from Knob Noster High in 1943, and served in the US Navy under Admiral Halsey during World War II.

He attended the Kansas City Art Institute, but spent most of his working years in the automotive industry; operating auto service stations throughout the Kansas City area, selling auto parts for Dayco and Borg-Warner, and co-owning Olympic Auto Parts until he retired.

Bill was an Eagle Scout, a Boy Scout leader, and a warrior in the Tribe of Mic-O-Say. He was an avid upland game hunter, fisherman, golfer, photographer and wood carver. His family and friends will remember him for his orneriness, sense of humor, and his love of the outdoors.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Wauneeta L. Blum, two sisters; Rosalie McGraw and Eursie Brant, and a nephew, Bill Brant.

He is survived by his three children, son, Richard Blum (Susan), two daughters, Susan Boydston (Mike) and Linda Bryant (Gil Heislen); seven grandchildren; Karen Greenwood (Chris), Mark Boydston, Cheryl Blum, James Blum, Rob Boydston (Kate Jennings), Cassandra Patchen (Derrick) and Dallas Bryant (Kayla); and eight great grandchildren, Grant Greenwood, Savannah Blum, Elizabeth Patchen, Reid Boydston, Cameron Bryant, Jack Patchen, Emily Boydston and Colton Bryant.

The family gives special thanks and love to the caregivers, Ollie and Joanne, and to Kansas City Hospice.

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


 Jacob “Jake” L. Scott, 22, of Grandview, MO passed away April 13, 2015.  Visitation will be held 6-8 PM Friday, April 17, 2015 at the First Baptist Photo for Jake(1)Church of Raymore 116 S Washington St., Raymore, MO 64083 with services 10 AM Saturday, April 18, 2014.  Burial will be in the Raymore Cemetery.

Jake was born April 18, 1992 in Kansas City, Missouri, the son of William (Bill) G. Scott and Elizabeth (Libby) Braithwait Brown.  Jake was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, John R. and Mary C. Scott; maternal grandfather, Charles Braithwait; and paternal step grandfather, Robert Meyer.  He is survived by his mother, Libby Brown and husband Lynn; father, Bill Scott and wife Michelle; sisters, Jessica Moore and Katie Scott; step brother, Zach Brown; step sisters, Aubrey and Sarah Brown; maternal grandparents, Steve and Betty Breshears; maternal step grandparents, Larry and Alma Brown; maternal step grandmother, Sandra Braithwait; paternal step grandmother, Marilyn Meyer; paternal step grandparents, Harold and Dee Imke.

Jake enjoyed spending time with friends and family.  He always loved giving hugs and sharing his heart with those around him.  Jake would want loved ones to celebrate the time that he had here on this earth.  Remember him with laughter and smiles.  He will be missed dearly by all those who were blessed to have known him. Arrangements: Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore, MO (816)322-5278

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