Floral Hills Funeral Home and Cemetery

Choosing a funeral home or cemetery can be an overwhelming decision, especially at an emotional time. That's why it is important to know that there really is a difference. Floral Hills Cemetery was founded in 1929, and the funeral home was added in 1954, making Floral Hills Funeral Home and Cemetery the first funeral home/cemetery combination facility in Kansas City. This means families have the added convenience of making all arrangements from one beautiful location. Today, the staff continues to provide families with quality, compassionate care.

At Floral Hills Funeral Home & Cemetery, we offer complete funeral services and cemetery options for all faiths. We are proud to also offer aftercare services including community bereavement programs. Our spacious 14,000-square-foot funeral home includes four visitation rooms, two arrangement rooms and a chapel that can accommodate 150 guests. Burial options include traditional ground burial, mausoleum entombment, cremation niches and scattering gardens. Fifteen different statues/monuments are located throughout the cemetery on 130 acres of ground, and our Memorial Day flag display is the largest in the United States. Ample parking is also available to accommodate friends and family.

Families can be assured that they will receive personalized, individual attention when making arrangements with Floral Hills Funeral Home and Cemetery. Our professional and caring staff members understand that the loss of a loved one is a very personal experience, and are here to help. At Floral Hills, we believe that every life is unique, and every funeral should be too. We celebrate life. And for those who like to plan ahead, we offer The Simplicity Plan® prearrangement program—an easy way to handle an important responsibility.


Our Obituaries

Doris E. Knabe

November 18, 1926 - April 26, 2017

Doris E. Knabe, 90, passed away April 26, 2017. Doris was born November 18, 1926 in Kansas City; MO. Doris married William E. Knabe on March 30, 1943. He preceded her in death July 14, 1990. Blessed with 3 sons in 5 years, they liked to say “they grew up with their boys”. Doris and Bill moved to Raytown in 1959. They loved living in Raytown, spending time with their boys, wives and...
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Melba Joyce Williford

December 30, 1922 - April 25, 2017

MELBA JOYCE WILLIFORD Age 94 passed on April 25, 2017 Visitation at 1pm Service at 2PM at Floral Hills on May 2, 2017 Arr. by Floral Hills Funeral Home 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd. KCMO 816-353-1218
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Prentis Harold Wilder

November 6, 1963 - April 24, 2017

Prentis Wilder, age 53, of Independence, MO, passed away on April 24, 2017. Visitation 6-8PM on Friday, Apr. 28, at Floral Hills Funeral Home with funeral at 10AM on Saturday. Burial at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.Prentis was preceded in death by his parents Carlton and Mary.He is survived by his wife Ellen; children Skyler and Tyler Smith, Ryan and Shae Wilder; brothers Carl and Morgan;...
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Tabitha Louise Newbill

April 2, 1993 - April 22, 2017

TABITHA LAMPING NEWBILLTabitha Louise Lamping Newbill, age 24, of Raytown, MO, passed away on April 22, 2017.Services for Tabitha are pending.Tabitha was preceded in death by all four of her grandparents.She is survived by her sons Christopher and Isaiah; parents Richard and Barb Lamping; brother Jeff Lamping; sister Rachael Lamping (Jesus Morales); and nephews Peyton, Roberto, Zachary, and...
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Melvin Hatley

August 9, 1929 - April 22, 2017

Melvin Hatley, 87, passed away at his residence, April 22, 2017. Graveside Service will be 1pm, Friday, April 28, 2017, at Floral Hills. Visitation will be 6-8pm, Thursday evening. Melvin was born in 1929, in Green County, Arkansas, to Aaron Manley and Myrtle Hatcher. He graduated from William Chrisman High School and joined the R.O.T.C. program, later enlisting in the Army during the Korean...
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Ken Bunhong Plang

February 1, 1932 - April 21, 2017

KEN BUNHONG PLANGKen Bunhong Plang (1932-2017). It is with great sadness and aching hearts we announce the passing of Ken Bunhong Plang, of Raytown, Missouri on Friday, April 21, 2017. Ken, 85 years old, was born on February 1, 1932 in Cambodia. In 1975, he and his family came to the United States in hopes for a better life. It was here in Raytown, Ken paved the way and created a life for his...
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Beverly C. Cookson

September 9, 1940 - April 20, 2017

Beverly Cookson, age 76, of Basehor, Kansas, passed away peacefully on Thursday April 20, 2017, surrounded by her family. She was born September 9, 1940. Beverly’s greatest joy in life was her family. She enjoyed cooking, family gatherings and quilting. She was preceded in death by her husband, Grant Cookson; her parents: Francis and Violet Smith; and two brothers: Wayne Smith and Robert ...
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Frances Ileen Oyler

July 22, 1919 - April 19, 2017

Frances “Ileen” Oyler, 97, was called home on April 19, 2017, at North Care Hospice House in North Kansas City, Missouri. Visitation at 9AM on Saturday, Apr. 22 at Floral Hills Funeral Home with funeral at 10AM. Burial at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.Ileen was born on July 22, 1919 to parents Lester Ray and Nellie Mae (Hawver) Kackley. She had two brothers and one sister. Ileen...
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Carol V. Mann

October 11, 1925 - April 19, 2017

Carol V. Mann passed away April 19th, 2017. Visitation will be held at Floral Hills Funeral Home on Saturday, April 22 at 11:00 am followed by funeral services at 12:00. Carol was born October 11, 1925 in Erie, MO to John and Fleta Favor. She moved to Kansas City at a young age and graduated from East High School in 1942. She then worked as a seamstress in the garment district until she was able...
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Frances P. Lowe

October 7, 1931 - April 19, 2017

Frances Lowe, age 85, went to be with her Lord April 19, 2017. Funeral service will be 2:30PM, Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Floral Hills. Visitation will begin at 1:00PM. Burial will follow. Frances was born September 7, 1931, in California, MO, to Leonard and Flossie Bilyeu. She retired from AARP. She was a lifelong member of First Baptist Raytown. She was preceded in death by her husband,...
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Alice Louise Taylor

January 10, 1934 - April 18, 2017

Alice Louise Taylor, 83, passed away April 18,2017. Louise was born in Kansas City, MO on January 10, 1934 to Joel and Mildred Land. She married Jack on June 21,l952.She is survived by her husband, Jack Taylor, children, Phile Taylor, Lou Ellen Resz (Howard), Linda Pierce (David), Ron Taylor, 11 grandchildren, and 17 great grandchildren.Visitation is at 1:00 and memorial service at 2:00 on...
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Diane Susan Boatwright

June 18, 1958 - April 18, 2017

Diane Susan Boatwright of Blue Springs, MO passed away on April 18th 2017 at age 58. Diane was born in Kansas City, MO on June 18th 1958 to George and Lily Lumpp. Diane was a lifetime member of the New Apostolic Church. She graduated from Hickman Mills High School in 1976. Diane lived many years of her life in Sebastian, FL before returning to MO where she passed away. Diane had a passion for...
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Phillip Allan Linck

March 3, 1946 - April 16, 2017

Phillip Allan Linck, age 71, passed away Sunday, April 16, 2017. Memorial service will be 2:00pm, Thursday, April 20, 2017, at Floral Hills. Family will receive friends one hour prior to service. Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Donna Linck; daughter, Rebecca Linck; son, Raymond Linck and his wife, Tammy; son, Robert Linck and his wife Lindsay; grandchildren: Megan, Brandon, Dakota and...
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James A. Mulkey

April 20, 1941 - April 15, 2017

James A. Mulkey III, age 75, of Lawrence, KS, passed away on April 15, 2017. Visitation 3-5PM on Friday, Apr. 21, at Floral Hills Funeral Home. Burial to be held privately at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.Jim was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years Faye Irene Mulkey and his son James Kevin Mulkey.He is survived by his daughter Cynthia Rae Walker (Richard) of Lawrence, KS, cousins Jo Ann...
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Dolores Jean Carl

December 10, 1939 - April 11, 2017

DOLORES JEAN CARL, First born of Virginia and Austin Carl, who predeceased her, Dolores was born on December 10, 1939 and returned Home on April 11, 2017. She graduated from Southwest High School in 1957; earned a BS in Nursing, graduating summa cum laude, from Missouri Valley College and as a Registered Nurse from St. Mary’s School of Nursing, in 1962. She worked as a RN in Kansas City...
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Dean Barlow

August 29, 1945 - April 9, 2017

Dean Barlow age 71 born August 29th 1945 passed away at home in Greenwood, MO from cancer on April 9th. Visitation will be held at 9AM Wed., Apr. 12, at Floral Hills with funeral at 10AM. Burial Thur. 2PM at Fontana Cemetery, Fontana, KS. He met his wife Betty (Rigdon) Barlow of almost 46 years while working at IMCO Container Company in 1970 and Married July 25th 1971. They have 2 sons Steven...
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Caleb John JEFFERSON

March 4, 1990 - April 9, 2017

Caleb John Jefferson, beloved son and brother, passed away April 9th, 2017 at Belton Regional Hospital. A celebration of Caleb’s life will be held at a later date. Caleb was a member of Tiger and Cub Scout Troop 210. He graduated from Belton High School in 2008. Caleb enjoyed all of the Marvel Universe superhero stories and was a huge fan of anime, attending Naka-Con several times. He also...
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Bryan Matthew Ross

August 16, 1968 - April 7, 2017

Bryan, 48, passed away on April 7, 2017. Bryan was born August 16, 1968 to Gary and Pat (Rider) Ross. He had limitations but was blessed with a huge smile and a unique (often mischievous) charm. He was blessed by many who provided positive support. Our thanks to all including Debbie Wood and Linda Warman of Sherwood Center, and Kathy Wynn and Latricia Buford of Open Options. He is survived by...
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Deborah Lynn Spickelmier

August 9, 1954 - April 6, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Ina Malone

January 24, 1933 - April 4, 2017

Ina May Malone, 84 of Pearland, TX, passed away April 4, 2017. Ina was born January 24, 1933 in Harrison County, MO. Ina Graduated High School in Chillicothe MO, in 1950, and Chillicothe Business College in 1951. She was a former member of National Association of Educational Secretaries. Ina was employed as a secretary for NML Insurance Co., (Mtg. & Loan Division), Midland Advertising, Brush...
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Anna Virginia Dimmel

September 20, 1927 - April 2, 2017

Virginia Dimmel, 89, of Olathe, Kansas passed away, April 2, 2017. Virginia was born September 20, 1927 to Dale and Helen Shrock in Oak Grove, MO. She lived most of her life in Independence, MO where she met and married her childhood sweetheart, Charles Dimmel. Virginia attended Christian College in Columbia MO where she sang and played piano on a University of Missouri radio show. She worked...
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James Douglas COX

October 9, 1921 - April 1, 2017

JAMES DOUGLAS COXJames Douglas Cox, 95, passed away on April 1, 2017.He was born in Harrisonville, Missouri on October 9, 1921.He married Dorothy Gray in 1944, and they had a daughter, Gloria.He was a World War II veteran and a Union Teamster retiree.He and Gloria showed horses all over Missouri and Kansas for 14 years.He loved animals and people, especially his son in law, Frank Hunsaker.He...
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David Gene FULLHART

January 4, 1932 - March 30, 2017

DAVID GENE FULLHARTDavid Gene Fullhart, 85, of Kansas City, MO, passed away March 30, 2017. Services will be 2:00pm, April 10, 2017, at Floral Hills Funeral Home with visitation before the service beginning at 1:00pm. Graveside services and burial will follow at Floral Hills Cemetery.He was born January 4, 1932 in Centerville, Iowa to Lawrence E and Chloe Letha (Davis) Fullhart. His family moved...
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Lillian Irene Zimmerman Moss

December 26, 1919 - March 30, 2017

Lillian Irene Zimmerman Moss, age 97, passed away Thursday, March 30, 2017, in Joplin, MO.She was born December 26, 1919, In Kansas City, MO, to Martin Christian Zimmerman and Sarah Alice Murphy Zimmerman. M. C., as he was referred to, had four children, one son Kermit and three daughters Dorothy, Marjorie, and RosaLee from a previous marriage. Alice had two daughters M. Edna Dowley and Mina...
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Marian Dennis

October 10, 1926 - March 29, 2017

Marian Dennis passed away March 29th at her home in Olathe, KS. Private family services will be held at a later date. Survivors include her son, Alfred Dennis, granddaughters Michelle (Kendric) Beachey and Alison (Jeremy) Farr, four great grandchildren, Gabriela, Delaney, Lucia, and Tyler, several nieces, nephews and extended family
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Bernard Jackleaf Vercoglio

April 1, 1931 - March 29, 2017

Jack Vercoglio died March 29, 2017. Memorial service at 2PM Monday, April 3, at Floral Hills Funeral Home. Interment at 11AM on Tuesday at Highland Park Cemetery, Pittsburg, KS.Jack was born April 1, 1931, in Pittsburg, KS. He served in the Air Force. He received his Bachelor’s degree from KU. He was an avid bridge player, skier, and tennis player, as well as a thoughtful and generous...
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Charles Richard DRACE

May 27, 1939 - March 29, 2017

Charles Richard Drace went home to be with his Savior on March 29, 2017. Richard was born, May 27, 1939 in Keytesville, MO to parents Alburn and Lucille Drace. Richard developed a love for music at a young age, playing trumpet and baritone horn in high school. He majored in Music Education at Truman State University and began teaching beginning strings in Mendon, MO.He met and married Connie...
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Nellie May Robinett Myers

December 12, 1921 - March 28, 2017

Nellie May Love Robinett Myers, age 95, passed away March 28, 2017, in Moberly, Missouri. Nellie will be laid to rest Monday April 3rd. Visitation will be held at 11:00 am at Floral Hills Funeral Home in Kansas City, Missouri, with service immediately following at 12PM. Graveside service will be at Floral Hills East Cemetery, Lee’s Summit, Missouri.A Memorial Service will also be held...
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John Crump

December 24, 1927 - March 28, 2017

John Hill Crump, 89, passed away March 28, 2017. John was born December 24, 1927 in Philadelphia, PA., to John Wesley and Elizabeth Smith Crump. His family moved to the Raytown area in 1937 where he went to Raytown High school. John excelled in golf, football, and track. He continued his love for sports in college. He graduated from CMSU. His father opened Crump’s in 1949 and is still...
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Valerie A. STARR

March 16, 1967 - March 27, 2017

Valerie A. Starr Age 50 Passed Away Mar 27, 2017 Funeral Mass Mar 31, 2017 Time 10:00 AM at St Regis Catholic Church. Arr, by Floral Hills Funeral Home 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd. KCMO 816-353- 1218
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Georgia L. Graven

August 6, 1929 - March 26, 2017

Georgia Graven, passed away at her home on March 26, 2017.Visitation will be 1:00pm, Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at Floral Hills. Georgia was preceded in death by her husband, Leon; her daughter, Pamela Huntsman; and her grandson, Sean Graven.She is survived by her three sons: Eddie, Terry and Mark Graven; five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.Fond memories and condolences for the family...
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Lois E. Carlson-Theilmann

September 16, 1927 - March 24, 2017

Lois E. Carlson - Theilmann finished her job here on March 24th. She loved Kansas City, moving here from Ohio following college. Survivors are daughter Sharon Koch and husband Jim. Their daughter Sara and husband Andy Nelson, two granddaughters, Emily and Skippy Luster plus two great granddaughters. Husband Carl Carlson and daughter Carol Luster preceded her earlier. Lois enjoyed her employment...
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Donald E. Gordon

May 21, 1921 - March 23, 2017

Donald E. Gordon, 95, passed away Thursday, March 23, 2017, at St. Luke’s Plaza Hospital. Funeral services will be 10:00am, Friday, March 31, 2017, at Floral Hills Funeral Home. Visitation will be at 6-8pm, Thursday, March 30, at the chapel. Don was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth Jewel Eastman Gordon; second wife, Mary Lenners Gordon; third wife of 50 years, Marlene Sullivan...
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Audrey I. Miller

June 6, 1921 - March 23, 2017

Audrey I. Miller, 95, passed away March 23, 2017. Graveside services will be held at Floral Hills Funeral Home at Friday, March 31, 2017 10:00 am Audrey was born June 6, 1921 in Arkansas City, Kansas. She was the only child of George and Viola Driver. She was married 71 years to Albert “Buddy” Miller until his death in 2009. Audrey is survived by her daughter, Georgia Reed and her...
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Judith Diane Searcy

February 6, 1950 - March 22, 2017

Judith Diane Searcy passed away March 22, 2017 surrounded by loved ones. Visitation will be at Floral Hills Funeral Home on Monday, March 27 at 1:00pm followed by funeral services at 2:00pm. Burial will be at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to St. Luke’s Hospice House, 3516 Summit, Kansas City, MO. Judi was born February 6, 1950...
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Jerry F. Brown

September 17, 1930 - March 22, 2017

Jerry F. Brown passed away peacefully 3/22/2017 surrounded by loved ones. Visitation will be held at Floral Hills Funeral Home on Sunday, 3/26 at 1:00pm with funeral services following at 2:00pm. Burial will be at the Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorial contributions to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in honor of Jerry’s great grandson, Kavan...
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Nola Day

September 14, 1915 - March 22, 2017

Nola Day, 101, passed away March 22, 2017 at the Independent Chateau of Independence, MO. Nola was born September 14, 1915 in Lebonon, MO, the daughter of Arthur and Essie (Breakfield) O’Quinn. Nola married Eldon Hall on July 11, 1936, to this union, one daughter was born, Dana Gobble. Eldon preceded her in death on April 21, 1954. She later married Theron Day of Marshfield, MO., on June 17...
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Sherry Lynn Miller

May 28, 1953 - March 20, 2017

Sherry Lynn Miller, age 63, of Merriam, KS, passed away on March 20, 2017. Visitation at 11AM on Saturday, April 8, with memorial service at 12PM at Floral Hills Funeral Home. Entombment at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.Sherry was preceded in death by her husband Dwight “Chip” Miller III, her mother and step-father, Wathena and Bob Baldus, her father, Alden Smith, and her sister,...
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Robert W. HAZLETT

March 1, 1954 - March 20, 2017

ROBERT WAYNE HAZLETTRobert (Bob) Hazlett of Peculiar, MO passed away on March 20, 2017. Visitation will be Saturday, March 25 from 1:00-2:00 pm with funeral service at 2:00 pm at Floral Hills Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.Bob was born on March 1, 1954 in Independence, MO. He was a quiet man who loved to read. He grew up in South Kansas City, MO and graduated...
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Delia Thompson

October 12, 1923 - March 19, 2017

Delia J. Thompson, 93 of Independence passed away March 19, 2017. Delia was born October 12, 1923. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Alfred Thompson and daughter, Loretta Smith. Delia is survived by her daughter, Deanna Cross; 9 grandchildren, Carolyn Brasfield, Mark Johnson, Randy Johnson, Michael Harrelson, Leanna Harrelson-Atterbury, Brenda Coon, Alan Smith, Jr., Robert...
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Theresa Wavada

June 21, 1955 - March 17, 2017

Theresa Marie (Norton) Wavada, of Lee’s Summit MO, died early in the morning of Friday, March 17, 2017 at the age of 61. She died peacefully at home under hospice care. A visitation will be held Tuesday, March 21 at 5:00pm at Floral Hills Funeral Home 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd KCMO; and a memorial service will begin at 6:00pm following the visitation hour. A private burial will be held at a...
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Mildred H. Curtis

December 6, 1930 - March 14, 2017

Mildred H. "Mickey" Curtis left us the afternoon of March 14, 2017 after a courageous and hard-fought battle with cancer. She was born December 6, 1930 in Des Moines, Iowa and moved to the Kansas City area as a child. She married Elmer W. Curtis on September 16, 1949 and together they began their journey to span 67 years. She was preceded in death by her oldest son, William "Bill...
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Robert L. Long

December 30, 1947 - March 14, 2017

ROBERT LYNN LONGRobert Lynn Long, age 69, of Warrensburg, MO, passed away on March 14, 2017. Funeral at 12PM on Friday at Floral Hills Funeral Home. Visitation at 11AM. Burial at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.Bob was preceded in death by his parents Fred & Beverly.He is survived by his wife of 46 years Judy Long; children Shawn Long (Judy) and Heather Robinson (Robb); step daughter Wendy...
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Margaret Brown

February 28, 1928 - March 13, 2017

Margaret Pierce Brown, age 89, of Pleasant Hill, MO, passed away on March 13, 2017. Funeral at 2PM on Monday, March 20 with visitation at 1PM at Floral Hills Funeral Home. Burial at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.Margaret was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years Wallace C. Brown Sr., brothers Rex and Arthur Pierce, and sisters Bertha Williams, Noreen Pierce, Ruth Scott.She is survived by...
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Ruth Elizabeth Bienfang

August 7, 1927 - March 13, 2017

Ruth Bienfang, a long-time resident of Blue Springs, MO, died Monday, March 13th at Shangri-La Living Center in Blue Springs.Born August 7, 1927, in Kansas City, MO, Ruth worked for Southwest Bell Phone Company for 37 ½ years. On March 17, 1956, she was united in marriage to Donald Bienfang in Kansas City, and they enjoyed 60 wonderful years together.Ruth loved dressing to the “nines...
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Lois Jane Cederburg

August 18, 1924 - March 12, 2017

Lois Jane Cederburg, age 92, passed away March 12, 2017. Visitation will begin at 1:00pm, with funeral services at 2:00pm, Friday, March 17, 2017, at Floral Hills Funeral Home, 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd., Kansas City MO, (816) 353-1218.
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Frank J. Kandlbinder

October 2, 1919 - March 11, 2017

FRANK KANDLBINDERFrank Kandlbinder passed away on March 11, 2017.Frank was born October 3, 1919 to parents Adolf Kandlbinder and Teresa Moser. He had three sisters, Ann, Frieda, and Marge. Frank was a Catholic and served as an altar boy at Saint Agnes Church. As a child he worked as a caddy at a golf course; this became one of his loves in life. He was the captain of the golf team at Rosedale...
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Viola Patton

August 10, 1917 - March 11, 2017

Viola Patton, 99, passed away, March 11, 2017 at Life Care Center of Osawatomie. Viola was born August 10, 1917 the daughter of Clarence and Libby (Houk) French. She was preceded in death by her husband, Phillip Patton, three brothers, three sisters, two children, David Patton and Florence Parker. Viola is survived by her son, Phillip (Sonny) Patton and wife Sue; a daughter, Phyllis Stevens,...
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George Pulley

January 10, 1927 - March 10, 2017

George E. Pulley, 90, passed away March 10, 2017 at his home in Mission, KS. George was born January 10, 1927 in Santa Ana, CA. He is the son of F.T. and Margaret Pulley. He married Mary Ann (Arnold) Pulley. She preceded him in death on October 3, 2010. George owned and operated his own floral business, Pulley Brothers Wholesale Florist for 56 years in the Kansas City area. In addition to his...
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Logan Matthew Johnson

January 4, 2011 - March 9, 2017

Logan Matthew Johnson, Age 6, went to be with the Lord on March 9, 2017 peacefully. He was born January 4, 2011 to Aaron and Christina Johnson of Independence, MO. He is survived by his parents, brother, Tommy Johnson, brother, Conner Johnson and sister, Savannah Johnson as well as countless others. His smile and infectious laughter will swell in the hearts of all who loved him. Fond memories and...
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Grant A. Decker

May 1, 1941 - March 8, 2017

Grant A. "Guy" "Duck" Decker, age 75, was promoted to glory March 8, 2017. Memorial services will be 2:00pm, Sunday, March 12, 2017, at Bethel Baptist Church, 2406 S. M-291, Independence, MO 64057. He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce L. Decker; his parents; one sister and four brothers. He is survived by three sons and their spouses, and one daughter and her spouse;...
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Charles F. Barnett

March 18, 1930 - March 7, 2017

Charles F. Barnett, Jr., age 86, passed away March 7, 2017 at his home. Visitation will be Friday, March 17th from 5:00pm – 7:00pm at Floral Hills Funeral Home. Graveside Services will follow at the Floral Hills Memorial Gardens on Saturday at 10:00am.Chuck was born March 18, 1930 in Kansas City, MO to Charlie and Ola Barnett. After high school, he worked for Hallmark for a few years until...
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Keith Ray Chastain

March 11, 1953 - March 7, 2017

Keith Ray Chastain, 63, of Lone Jack, MO, passed away at his home on March 7, 2017. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Raytown Christian Church, 6108 Blue Ridge Blvd, Raytown, MO 64133. Keith was born on March 11, 1953, to Estel Parks and Lolita Nadine (Lovell) Chastain, and grew up in Raytown, Missouri. He is preceded in death by his parents, and is...
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Jerry L. Huffman

November 26, 1946 - March 7, 2017

Jerry L. Huffman, age 70, of Lee’s Summit, MO, went to be with Jesus on Tuesday, March 7, 2017. Visitation 6-8PM on Tuesday, March 14, at Floral Hills Funeral Home.Jerry was born in Lexington, KY, and grew up in Lancaster, KY. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He was a wonderful Christian man who loved the Lord and was a member of First Baptist Church of Raytown, MO. He...
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Earl Charles England

August 1, 1931 - March 7, 2017

Earl C. England “Bud”, Jr., 85 of Rocky Mount, MO passed away Tuesday, March 7, 2017 with his children by his side. He was born August 1, 1931 in Kansas City, Kansas, to Earl C. England, Sr., and Jane F. (Glenn) England. He married Barbara Bell (Bible) England on February 15, 1957.Left to honor him is, his son, Dennis England and daughter, Kathy England-Lynch as well as his...
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Lois Jeanne Slate

December 2, 1929 - March 7, 2017

LOIS JEAN SLATELois Jean Slate, 87, peacefully passed at son, Delbert and daughter-in-law, Judy’s home on March 7, 2017. Services Sat, March 11, 2017; visitation at 1pm, funeral at 2pm, with burial at Floral Hills Funeral Home, 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd., KCMO, (816) 353-1218.
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Paul Edward Mason

March 27, 1927 - March 6, 2017

Paul Edward "Pete" Mason, 89, passed away March 6, 2017. Funeral service will be 10am, Saturday, March 11, 2017, at Floral Hills. Visitation will be Friday evening, 6-9pm, at the funeral home. Paul was born March 27, 1927, to Dewey and Lola Mason, in Gallatin, MO. He was a member of Local #101 Operating Engineers for 50+ years. He was a member of Masonic Lodge #522. He was preceded in...
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Barbara June Simsheuser

January 28, 1941 - March 4, 2017

Barbara June Simsheuser 76 of Kansas City Mo pass to Heaven on March 4, 2017 Barbara was born January 28, 1941 to the late Loyd and Irene Hartwig of Pittsburgh Kansas, soon after high school she moved to the ...
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Robert Daniel Miller

July 16, 1941 - March 3, 2017

Robert Daniel Miller, age 75, of Independence, MO, passed away on March 3, 2017. Services are to be held privately.Bob was preceded in death by his parents, sister, and brother.He is survived by his wife of 56 years Donna Lee; daughters Justine Lee Clark (George) of Kansas City, MO, Teresa Ann Allen (Steve) of Independence, MO, Shelley Kay Miller (Toney) of Independence, MO; 6 grandkids and 4...
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David Clark NOLTE

August 21, 1950 - March 3, 2017

David Clark Nolte, age 66, passed away 3/3/17. Visitation will be Thursday, 3/9/17 from 1:00 – 2:00 pm with Funeral services at 2:00pm at Floral Hills Funeral Home. David was born August 21, 1950. He was preceded in death by his father, Gerard Nolte. David is survived by his mother Wanda Notle, son David Nolte Jr., brother Steve (Christine) and nephew Christopher Nolte.
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William W. Brentlinger

September 23, 1927 - March 1, 2017

Dr. William Wallace Brentlinger, 89, passed away March 1st, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. He is preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Ruth Brentlinger. He is survived by his sister, Frances Joiner, his two sons, William and John, their wives Kristin and Lorri, grandchildren, Tyler, Lauren, Anderson, Damon and four great grandchildren.Wallace was born in Sapulpa, OK. He married...
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Ernest Gayle BLUNK

April 1, 1934 - February 28, 2017

Ernest Gayle Blunk, age 82 of Kansas City, MO, passed away on February 28, 2017, at his home from natural causes. He was preceded in death by the love of his life Virginia Lee Blunk, on February 7, 2012. He and Virginia became neighbors when their parents moved their families to 58th Terrace in Kansas City, MO and they attended Southeast High School together. They married on October, 9, 1953 and...
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Richard Denny

December 4, 1951 - February 28, 2017

RICHARD CARROLL DENNYRichard “Rich” C. Denny, age 65, of Independence, MO, passed away on February 28, 2017, at home from natural causes. Funeral at 12pm, Saturday, March 4, at Floral Hills Funeral Home. Visitation at 11am. Burial at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.Richard was born December 4th, 1951 in Kansas City, MO.He retired from Batesville Casket Co., was an avid sports fan and...
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Robert Brian Pugh

December 22, 1955 - February 28, 2017

A Life Well Loved.Robert Brian Pugh, age 61, went to be with Jesus on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 after a fatal car accident.Brian was born on December 22, 1955, in Kansas City, MO, to Bob and Alice Pugh. He had one younger sister, Sherrie Lindsey. Sherrie resides in a Lees Summit, MO, with her husband Bill.Brian is survived by his wife, Cindy; his sons Stephen and David Pugh; his daughters Lauren...
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Roger W. WOOD

December 20, 1943 - February 28, 2017

Roger Wood, 74, passed away on February 28th at North Kansas City Hospital. He was born on December 20, 1943 in Kansas City to Mervil and Dorothy Wood of Brookfield, MO. Visitation will be from 1:00 – 2:00 pm with funeral services at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, March 7th at Floral Hills Funeral Home. Roger graduated from North Kansas City High School and attended Kansas City Junior College. He...
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Zola Jean Carey

July 31, 1934 - February 28, 2017

JEAN CAREYJean Carey, age 82, of Blue Springs, MO, passed away on February 28, 2017. Funeral at 2PM on Sat. March 4, with visitation at 1PM at Floral Hills. Burial at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.Jean is preceded in death by her son John Wall, daughter Karen Wall, and 4 brothers.She is survived by her husband Harold of the home; daughter Erma Joy Garrett of Nevada, MO, Nancy A. Ritchie of WA; 6...
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Eugene E. Kearney

July 31, 1936 - February 28, 2017

EUGENE E. KEARNEYEugene E. Kearney, age 80, of Blue Springs, MO, passed away February 28, 2017. Visitation 1PM on Fri., Mar. 3, at Floral Hills. Graveside 2PM Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, (816) 353-1218.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or Crossroads Hospice.
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Pamela Greenlease Gregory

June 3, 1971 - February 27, 2017

Pamela Greenlease Gregory, 45, passed away February 27, 2017. Celebration of Life service will be 2:30pm, Sunday, March 12th, 2017, at Floral Hills. Family will receive friends beginning one hour prior to services.Survivors include her husband, Allan Gregory; father, Paul Robert Greenlease Jr.; mother, Diane Pytel Jackson; brother and his wife, Paul Robert and Sally Greenlease; uncle, and his...
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Judith E. Milberger

October 28, 1939 - February 27, 2017

Judith E. MilbergerOctober 28th, 1939-February 27th, 2017 Judith Milberger was born October 28th, 1939 in Ottawa, KS to John and Maxine Parrott. At a young age, her family moved to Union, MO and later relocated to Villa Ridge, MO because of her father's job. She attended school from grades 1st through 8th there, until she moved to Washington, MO for high school. Judi graduated in 1957 from...
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Joyce L. NEALE

November 12, 1938 - February 25, 2017

Joyce L. Neale (Johnson)Joyce Lee was born to Hazel (Owens) and Floyd Johnson on Nov. 12, 1938 in Kansas City, MO. She grew up to go to Northeast High School where she met Fred Neale whom she fell madly in love with and married on Feb. 25, 1956. They had two sons, Stephen Michael (Nov. 22, 1956) and Timothy Mark (Dec. 7, 1958). Sadly, both sons would precede her in death, Steve May 9, 2016 and...
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Joyce L. Neale

November 12, 1938 - February 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Joyce Decker

August 15, 1944 - February 24, 2017

Joyce Decker, age 72, of Independence, MO, passed away February 24, 2017. Visitation will be 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Thursday, March 2, 2017, at Floral Hills Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 11:00 am, Friday, March 3rd, 2017, at Lees Summit Baptist Temple, 2614 NW Chipman, Rd., Lees Summit, MO 64081. Joyce was preceded in death by her first husband, Mike L. Kloiber; her daughter, Tammy...
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William R. McDowell

July 18, 1926 - February 23, 2017

William R. McDowell, age 90, passed away February 23, 2017.Mr. McDowell was born in 1926, in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He served his country during WWII and the Korean War, retiring from the United States Air Force in 1969.He will be sorely missed by his family and friends who loved him dearly.
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Thomas F. Walsh

September 28, 1931 - February 22, 2017

THOMAS F. WALSH JR.Thomas F. “Tom” Walsh Jr., 85, passed away February 22, 2017. Tom was born September 28, 1931 the son of Thomas F. Walsh and Margaret (Travis) Walsh. He was the oldest of seven children. He graduated from Hyde Park High School in Hyde Park, MA. Tom joined the US Air Force in 1951. While he was stationed at Warrensburg State Teacher’s College, he met Joann...
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Maxine M. Gohn

July 7, 1926 - February 19, 2017

Maxine Meyer Gohn obituaryMaxine Mayer Gohn, 90, of John Knox Care Center, Lee’s Summit, MO., passed away Feb. 19, 2017. No services at her request.Maxine was born near Blackburn, MO on July 7, 1926, daughter of Arthur and Ida Mae Tieman Meyer. She graduated from Malta Bend High School, attended Kansas City Business College. She was employed by TWA, Nelly Dion and Allstate Ins. Co.,...
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Donnie Webster Hamilton

June 24, 1938 - February 18, 2017

Donnie Webster Hamilton, Jr., passed peacefully away on Saturday, February 18, 2017 2 8:33 am at St. Luke’s Hospital East, Lee’s Summit, MO.He was born June 24, 1938 in Marion, SC to Donnie and Tessie Hamilton who preceded him in death.He was a Veteran of War as a Paratrooper in the 173rd Airborne Brigade. He was very proud of his accomplishments in serving his country of over 20...
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Betty Jane Seibold

September 2, 1923 - February 18, 2017

BETTY JANE SEIBOLD, Elizabeth Jane (Von Drake) Seibold, Lee’s Summit MO, at 93, passed peacefully to eternal life on Saturday the 18th of February 2017 at Carondelet Manor. Born on September 2nd 1923 in Kansas City, MO, she was a lifelong resident of the area. Betty graduated from High School and worked for Montgomery Wards and later for General Motors – Leeds Assembly Plant for 14...
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Mary Lou Sarver

May 6, 1931 - February 18, 2017

Mary Lou Sarver, 85, of Raytown, MO went home Saturday February 18, 2017 in Independence, MO. She was born on May 6, 1931 in Chetopa, KS. Mary loved to sew, cook, travel, fish, garden, dance, go to the boat, laugh, and sing. More than anything she loved her children and spending time at the lake house on Truman Lake.Mary worked for many years in the medical field as an office manager and...
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Duane E. Webb

September 23, 1929 - February 18, 2017

Duane Eldon Webb “Peepers”, 87, passed away February 18, 2017 surrounded by his children. Duane was born September 23, 1929 in Chanute, KS the son of Homer and Mary Webb. He served his country in the United States Air Force from 1949-1952, during the Korean War. Duane retired from Jackson County Public Works after 22 years. He was preceded in death by his wife Rita Webb, a son, Duane...
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Shawna Leigh Wilson

February 25, 1969 - February 18, 2017

Shawna Leigh Wilson, age 47, formerly of Pleasant Hill and Kansas City, MO, passed away peacefully at home on February 18, 2017. Visitation at 6PM on Wed., Feb. 22, at Floral Hills, with memorial service at 8PM.Shawna was preceded in death by her father Larry Wilson. She is survived by her mother Sharra Morrow (Michael), step mother Joyce Wilmoth, sisters Lauren Dobson (Thomas) and Jessica...
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Phillip B. Lawson

September 10, 1932 - February 17, 2017

Phillip B. Lawson "Phil" 84, of Windsor, Mo., passed away on February 17, 2017 at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City from heart failure.Phil was born in Blodgett, Mo., in 1932. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He worked in Kansas City as an industrial coating specialist. Phil served his community for over fifty years as a devoted Mason. He was an...
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Juanita M. Kraus-Hagedorn

August 1, 1932 - February 17, 2017

JUANITA KRAUS-HAGEDORNJuanita M. Kraus-Hagedorn, age 84, of Independence, MO, passed away February 17, 2017. Visitation 6-8PM Wed., Feb. 22 at Floral Hills, with funeral at 12PM Thursday. Burial at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. Juanita was preceded in death by her son David. She is survived by her daughter Deborah (husband Pete), grandchildren Derek, Angela, and more grandsons and great...
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Thomas Hill

June 1, 1919 - February 17, 2017

Obituary for Thomas Hill JrThomas Hill Jr was born June 1, 1919 in Peculiar, Mo and died February 16, 2017 in Kansas City, Mo from complications of a fall in the home. He is the son and youngest of three children of Thomas and Jennie Hill. In high school Tom was an orchestra member and an outstanding basketball player. During WW II he enlisted in the Army Air Corps where he became an...
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Charlotte M. DWYER

April 11, 1920 - February 15, 2017

Charlotte M. Dwyer Charlotte Martin Dwyer passed away on February 15, 2017, after a brief illness. Service will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 18, with visitation from 10:00 to 11:00, at Raytown Christian Church, 6108 Blue Ridge Boulevard, Raytown, MO. Burial will follow at Floral Hills Cemetery, 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd., Kansas City, MO. Charlotte was born April 11, 1920, in...
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Sharen Denise Hickel

August 8, 1946 - February 13, 2017

SHAREN D. MOORE HICKELSharen D. Moore Hickel, 70, of Grain Valley, passed away Feb. 13, 2017. Visitation 1PM Monday, Feb. 27, Floral Hills, (816) 353-1218, with graveside 2PM. Survivors-kids Dennis & Laura, grandchild Darian.
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Margaret Ann Galler

April 26, 1926 - February 13, 2017

Margaret Ann Davis-Galler of Belton, MO passed away February 13, 2017 at Beautiful Savior Nursing Home. Visitation will be on Saturday, February 18th at 9:00 followed by funeral services at 10:00am at Floral Hills Funeral Home. Margaret was born April 26, 1926 in St. Joseph, MO. She was a lifelong member of the Blue Ridge Baptist Temple, worked many years as a grocery store checker for A&P...
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Betty Julia Beals

November 19, 1925 - February 13, 2017

BETTY JULIA BEALSNov. 19, 1925-Feb. 13, 2017Graveside: 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, Floral Hills Cemetery, Kansas City.Betty J. Beals, 91, Stockton, died Monday, Feb. 13, at Lake Stockton Healthcare Facility.She married Bert Major Beals Jr. July 29, 1944, on a three-day furlough before he shipped out overseas. Two children were born of the union.She spent most of her life in Independence before...
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Jimmie Dale Cumper

December 23, 1939 - February 10, 2017

Jimmy Dale “Jimbo” Cumper, 77, passed away February 10, 2017 at the Health Care Resort of Shawnee Mission. Visitation will be from 1 pm until service time at 2 pm, Monday, February 20, 2017 at Floral Hills Funeral Home. Jimmy was born December 23, 1939, in Camdenton, MO., to Henry and Jane (Caviness) Cumper. He moved to Kansas City, MO around 1963 where he resided until his death. He...
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Jimmie Cumper

December 23, 1939 - February 10, 2017

Jimmy Dale “Jimbo” Cumper, 77, passed away February 10, 2017 at the Health Care Resort of Shawnee Mission. Visitation will be from 1 pm until service time at 2 pm, Monday, February 20, 2017 at Floral Hills Funeral Home. Jimmy was born December 23, 1939, in Camdenton, MO., to Henry and Jane (Caviness) Cumper. He moved to Kansas City, MO around 1963 where he resided until his death. He...
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Milo E. Zook

April 20, 1929 - February 9, 2017

Milo E. Zook, 87, passed away February 9, 2017 at Truman Gardens in Independence, MO. Milo was born April 20, 1929. Milo was a father of four children, Steven W. Zook (Catherine), Douglas Edward Zook (Michelle R.), Kevin Zook (Michele) and Diane Prince. He was a grandfather and a great grandfather. Visitation will be Monday, February 13, 2017 from 1 pm until service time at 2 pm at Floral Hills...
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Wanda Lynn MENDENHALL

February 5, 1925 - February 8, 2017

WANDA LYNN MENDENHALL Wanda Lynn Mendenhall, Lee’s Summit Missouri, 92, went to be with her Lord on Wednesday February 8, 2017 at John Knox Hospice. Visitation on Tuesday Feb, 14th at 1:00pm Memorial service at 2:00 pm. At the Floral Hills Chapel. Lynn was born in Slater Missouri to Harry and Mary Kempfer on February 5th 1925 then married her sweetheart W.C. Mendenhall on February 2nd 1945...
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Mary M. Morrison

November 6, 1938 - February 7, 2017

Mary M. Morrison, age 78, passed away February 7, 2017 at her home in Harrisonville, MO. Visitation will be on Saturday, February 11th at 9:00am followed by funeral services to 10:00am at Floral Hills Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Asana Hospice, 13002 State Line Road, Leawood, KS 66209. Mary was born November 6, 1938, the 5th of 8 children born to James Franklin George...
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Richard E. Long

November 6, 1943 - February 6, 2017

RICHARD E. LONGRichard Eugene Long, 73, entered into the Lord's presence on February 6, 2017 in Raytown, Missouri. He was born on November 6, 1943 in Los Angeles, California and moved to Kansas City, Missouri where he grew up. He graduated from Northeast High School in Kansas City, Missouri and also married his high school sweetheart, Bonnie J. Woolery in 1961. They celebrated over 55...
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Melanie Burgess

October 31, 1944 - February 5, 2017

Melanie (Marquette) Burgess, 72, of Leawood, KS, passed away on February 5th, 2017 from pneumonia. Melanie was born October 31, 1944 in Kansas City, MO at St. Luke’s Hospital, daughter of W.R. “Dub” Marquette and mother Birdelle Marquette, who preceded her in death. She was raised in Harrisonville and graduated Harrisonville High School in 1962. She graduated from William...
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Elizabeth J. Kunkle

March 5, 1925 - February 5, 2017

Elizabeth J. "Libby" Kunkle, 91, passed away February 5, 2017. Visitation will be 5-7pm, Wednesday, February 8, at Floral Hills Funeral Home. A second visitation will be 11am Thursday, February 9, with funeral service at 12Noon, at First Christian Church D.C. 125 S Pleasant, Independence, MO 64050, followed by burial at Mt. Olivet. Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer’s Sons Floral Hills...
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Adam Dutton

October 12, 1990 - February 4, 2017

ADAM LEE DUTTON Adam Lee Dutton, 26, tragically passed away January 11th, 2017 while doing what he loved most, riding with friends. He was born October 12th, 1990 in Kansas City, MO. Memorial service will be 2pm Friday, February 10, 2017. Family will receive friends beginning at 1pm, at Floral Hills Funeral HomeAdam had 3 beautiful children whom he loved dearly. He had a heart of gold, contagious...
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Elizabeth Tatum

July 19, 1920 - February 4, 2017

Elizabeth Tatum, age 96, of Kansas City, MO, passed away on February 4, 2017. Graveside at 11AM on Tues., Feb. 7, at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.Elizabeth was preceded in death by her husband of 27 years James and all of her brothers and sisters.She is survived by her children James Tatum (Betty), Kathryn Walker (Dennis), Dan Tatum (Karen), Rebecca Palmer (Craig), David Tatum; 12 grandchildren...
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Marshall Rankin Jeffress

March 26, 1929 - February 2, 2017

Marshall Rankin Jeffress Jr., 87 Grain Valley, Missouri, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on Thursday, February 2, 2017 at Centerpoint Hospital. He was born in Kansas City, Kansas to Marshall and Bertha Jeffress on March 26, 1929.Marshall was a life-long Kansas City resident, veteran of the Korean War and worked most of his life as an automotive mechanic, retiring from the Missouri...
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David Becker Cathcart

April 12, 1958 - February 2, 2017

David Becker Cathcart, 58, of Raytown,MO passed away on Feb 2nd,2017 following complications after a brief illness. David, formally of New Philadelphia, OH is survived by his wife Sheri; daughter Amber ( Gabrielle);son David(Lauren); two grandchildren Silas Grey and Finley Rae; sister Martha Anderson (Doug) of New Baltimore,MI; mother Kate Cathcart of New Philadelphia,OH. David is preceded in...
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Thomas C. Yarnell

March 24, 1921 - February 1, 2017

Thomas C. Yarnell, age 95, passed away on Feb. 1, 2017, at Jackson Creek Assisted Living. Visitation at 11AM on Sat., Feb. 11, at Floral Hills, with funeral at 12PM. Burial at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.Thomas was born March 24, 1921, in Tipton, MO, to Thomas C. Yarnell and Bessie Wehemier. He married Majesty Juanita Salmons on February 8, 1943. Thomas and Juanita enjoyed 73 years together...
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