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

Melba L. Brock

July 25, 1931 - July 23, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Benjamin Lawrence Morgan

October 7, 1928 - July 22, 2014

Our thoughts today are of what we will be missing when we leave. Pastor Ben Morgan will no longer be at Glad Tidings Chapel to shake our hand and to preach, or to share stories of his youth and the miracles that he saw. What is important, and the reason that so many of us have gathered here today, is that Ben Morgan left behind a legacy. Born to Ellen and Benjamin Morgan on October 7, 1928,...
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Joseph M. Booth

February 15, 1969 - July 20, 2014

Joseph Miller Booth Jr, 45, of Lee's Summit, MO, passed away July 20, 2014. Visitation will be held Thursday, July 24th at the First Bible Baptist Church,1441 SE Adams Dairy Pkwy, Blue Springs, MO 6-8 pm. Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 25th at 10:00 am at the church. Burial will follow at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.Joe was born on February 15, 1969 in Kansas City, MO. He was...
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Robert Lee Weaver

November 22, 1981 - July 19, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Gregory D. Pepper

January 9, 1951 - July 19, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Andrew L. Scheinost

October 8, 1961 - July 18, 2014

ANDREW LEE SCHEINOSTAndrew Lee Scheinost, age 52, of Lee’s Summit, MO, passed away unexpectedly July 18, 2014. Memorial service to be held 1PM on Saturday, July 26, at Summit Assembly Church, 1050 SE Century Dr, Lee’s Summit, MO 64081.Andy grew up in Raytown, MO. He enjoyed family camping trips and Boy Scouts, becoming an Eagle Scout. He enjoyed model trains, bonsai gardens, cooking,...
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Diane Kay Kelley

June 25, 1958 - July 18, 2014

DIANE KAY KELLEY Diane Kay Kelley, 56, of Independence, Missouri, passed away at Kansas City Hospice House on July 18, 2014. Diane was born in Independence, Missouri on June 25, 1958 to Clifford L. and Alma I. (Kinzel) Kelley. She attended Truman High School before moving to DeBeque, Colorado for a short time, and graduating from DeBeque High School in 1976. Upon returning to Independence,...
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Bernice R. Rathbun

July 10, 1926 - July 16, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Erlene Rosa LASLEY

October 16, 1923 - July 15, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Violet Catherine Davidson

April 9, 1934 - July 14, 2014

VIOLET “CATHY” DAVIDSONViolet “Cathy” Davidson, age 80, of Raytown, MO, passed away July 14, 2014. Memorial visitation to be held from 6PM to 8PM on Friday, August 15, at Floral Hills. Graveside service at 10AM on Saturday, August 16, at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.Violet was preceded in death by her husband William A. Davidson; granddaughter Michelle Seale; and 5...
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Lenora Brizendine

April 9, 1934 - July 14, 2014

LENORA FAIRY BRIZENDINELenora Brizendine, 80, our beloved mother, passed away July 14, 2014. Graveside service will be 11am, Friday, July 25, at Floral Hills Cemetery 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd., KCMO, (816) 353-1218.
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Kenneth W. Morris

January 26, 1935 - July 13, 2014

Kenneth Wayne Morris, Sr., 79, of Lee's Summit, MO, passed away on Sunday, July 13, 2014. Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 18th at 12:00 pm at Floral Hills Funeral Home with visitation starting at 11 am. Kenneth was born on January 26, 1935 in Kansas City, MO. He was a long-time member of the Golden Gloves as a boxer and a referee. He was a K.C. firefighter. He owned Kenny's...
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Harry M. IRONSMITH

December 3, 1922 - July 10, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Helen Lavone Pegram

September 15, 1923 - July 9, 2014

HELEN DALE PEGRAMHelen Dale Pegram, age 90, of Kansas City, MO, passed away July 9, 2014. Funeral to be held 12PM on Monday, July 14, at Floral Hills, with visitation at 11AM. Burial will follow at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.Helen was born September 15, 1923 in Breckenridge, MO, to George Weaver Dale and Lula Ann Bryant.Helen was preceded in death by her husband Albert R. Pegram; sisters...
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Homer B. Watts

December 29, 1922 - July 9, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Robert Lee Campbell

July 10, 1938 - July 8, 2014

ROBERT “BOB” CAMPBELLRobert “Bob” Campbell passed away July 8, 2014. Funeral to be held at 2PM on Friday, July 11, at Floral Hills Funeral Home, with visitation at 1PM, burial to follow at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.Bob is survived by daughter Linda and son Dan; grandchildren Michelle, Rachelle, Jeffrey, and Liberty.Arr. D.W. Newcomer’s Sons Floral Hills Funeral...
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Josiah Francis Stansbury

September 13, 1928 - July 8, 2014

JOSIAH FRANCIS “JOE” STANSBURY Josiah Francis Stansbury, 85, son of Linville and Pearl Stansbury of Oregon, Mo., passed away July 8, 2014. Funeral services are to be held at 2 p.m. Friday, July 18, with visitation one hour prior. Joe taught school for 36 years and tutored in an alternative school for four years. He graduated from Oregon High School and earned his BS and MS degrees...
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Ralph Lester Moore

November 4, 1924 - July 6, 2014

Ralph Lester Moore, 89, of Lee's Summit, MO, passed away Sunday, July 6, 2014. Memorial service 12 Noon, Friday, July 11, 2014 at D.W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Chapel, burial Floral Hills Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.Ralph was born in Pratt, KS, to Delbert and Nora (Pollard) Moore. He proudly served aboard the USS Robinson in WWII, savoring...
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Jo Ann Ezell

November 21, 1934 - July 5, 2014

JO ANN EZELLJo Ann Ezell, age 79, of Kansas City, MO, passed away July 5, 2014. Funeral to be held at 2PM on Tuesday, July 8, with visitation at 1PM at Longview Chapel Christian Church, 850 SW Longview Road, Lee’s Summit. Burial to be held privately at Longview Cemetery.Jo Ann was born November 21, 1934. She was a member of the Longview Chapel Christian Church. She was a talented singer ...
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Stella Ireland

March 17, 1918 - June 28, 2014

STELLA MARIE IRELANDStella Marie Ireland, 96, passed away June 28, 2014. Funeral service will be 12Noon, Thursday, July 3, 2014, at Floral Hills. Burial will follow. Family will receive friends beginning at 11am at the chapel. She belonged to Raytown First United Methodist Church. Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer’s Sons Floral Hills Funeral Home, 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd., KCMO, (816) 353-1218.
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Roy Jackson Rodgers

May 1, 1935 - June 28, 2014

ROY JACKSON RODGERSRoy Jackson Rodgers, 79, passed away June 28, 2014. Funeral service will be 2pm, Thursday, July 3, 2014, at Floral Hills. Burial will follow. Visitation will begin at 1pm. He was preceded in death by his daughters: Debbie Hickcox and Sherry Afrisio; and grandson Jeff Afrisio. Survivors include his wife of nearly 56 years, Wilma; sons: Steven (Anna), Keven, Gary (Laura), and...
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Mary Holloway

November 20, 1931 - June 27, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Vernon William Ezell

June 25, 1931 - June 25, 2014

VERNON W. EZELLVernon W. Ezell, age 83, of Kansas City, MO, passed away June 25, 2014. Funeral to be held at 3PM on Sunday, June 29, at Longview Chapel Christian Church, 850 SW Longview Road, Lee’s Summit. Burial to be held privately at Longview Cemetery.Vernon was born June 25, 1931. He attended Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield. He served his country honorably through the...
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Laredo F. Kirwan

June 20, 1917 - June 25, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Arthur Raymond Robinson

February 21, 1925 - June 23, 2014

ARTHUR R. ROBINSONArthur R. “Bud” Robinson, age 89, of Independence, MO, passed away June 23, 2014. Funeral to be held at 10AM on Friday, June 27, at Floral Hills Funeral Home, with visitation at 9AM, burial to follow at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.Arthur is survived by his wife of 67 years Mary Lee and sons Stephen, David, and Bradley. He worked as a Podiatrist for 38 years.Arr. D...
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Leo Wayne Otten

September 20, 1937 - June 17, 2014

LEO WAYNE OTTENLeo Otten, 76, passed away June 17, 2014. Graveside services will be 2:00pm, Tuesday, June 24, 2014.He was born September 20,1937, to Reno and Gladys Otten, in Syracuse, MO. They moved to L.A. when he was 2. He grew up there and graduated from Downey high school. For several years he worked in the field of heavy equipment and machinery moving. In 2003 he retired and moved back to...
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Herbert Marvin Gower

April 18, 1934 - June 17, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Harold Mattson

June 28, 1924 - June 17, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Ian Douglas Dayton

June 16, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Richard Eric Lindsey

January 23, 1936 - June 14, 2014

RICHARD E. LINDSEY(1936 - 2014)Richard E. Lindsey, 78, of Indep. Mo, passed away on June 14th, 2014. Born on Jan. 23rd 1936, to Herbert and Ruby Lindsey, he was the fourth of five sons. Dick spent most of his youth with best friend Gary Barnhart whose family "treated him like a son".A 1954 graduate of William Chrisman, he excelled in both football & track. He spent his summers at...
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Charles Wesley MILLETT

November 26, 1925 - June 13, 2014

CHARLES “CHUCK” MILLETTCharles “Chuck” Millett, 88, of Raytown, MO, passed away June 13, 2014 at Carmel Hills from natural causes. Funeral services are to be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, June 18th at Floral Hills Funeral Home with visitation starting at 1:00 pm. Chuck was born on November 26, 1925 in Kansas City, MO. He was drafted out of high school to the Navy aboard...
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Dorothy June Caffey

March 21, 1916 - June 10, 2014

JUNE CAFFEYJune Caffey, age 98, of Kansas City, MO, formerly of Grass Valley, CA, passed away June 10, 2014. Private burial at Longview Cemetery. She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin C.
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Ronnie G. McCurter

October 24, 1941 - June 5, 2014

RONNIE G. MCCURTERRonnie G. McCurter, 72, of Independence, MO passed away on June 5, 2014. Visitation will be Thursday June 12 at Floral Hills from 1-2pm, services at 2pm, and burial will follow.
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Dianna Lynn McIntyre

November 4, 1960 - June 5, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Robert J. Park

January 7, 1942 - June 4, 2014

ROBERT “BOB” PARKRobert “Bob” Park, 72, of Raytown, passed away June 4, 2014. Funeral at 10AM Monday, June 9, at Floral Hills, visitation at 9AM, burial at Mt. Olivet.Bob was born Jan. 7, 1942 in Kansas City, MO. He was married to the love of his life, Barbara, for 50 years. He was a loving father and an awesome Bobby to his 9 grandchildren.He is survived by his wife...
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Carolyn Jane Donovan

September 20, 1922 - June 2, 2014

CAROLYN J. DONOVANCarolyn Jane (Horn) Donovan, 91, of Grandview, MO, passed away June 2, 2014 at St. Luke’s East Hospital. She was born Sept. 20, 1922 in Gardner, KS to Clifford and Ura Horn. She married the love of her life Eldon C. Donovan Jr. (Don) on Feb. 20, 1939 and moved to Kansas City, MO, soon after World War II.Funeral to be held at 10AM on Thursday, June 5 at Floral Hills Funeral...
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Jacquelyne Ionne Rhodes

January 7, 1919 - May 31, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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John J. Martin

June 25, 1957 - May 29, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Julia Carlotta Markham

August 3, 1933 - May 25, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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John S. DePeralta

June 10, 1938 - May 24, 2014

JOHN S. DEPERALTAJohn S. DePeralta, age 75, of Kansas City, MO, passed away May 24, 2014. Funeral to be held at 10AM on Wednesday, May 28 at Floral Hills Funeral Home, with visitation at 9AM, burial to follow at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.John was preceded in death by his parents Concepcion and Consuela DePeralta; and his brother Adam.He is survived by his children Michael DePeralta (Rowen),...
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Helen M. Gardner

December 23, 1925 - May 24, 2014

HELEN M. GARDNERHelen M. Gardner, age 88, of Lee’s Summit, MO, passed away May 24, 2014. Burial to be held privately at Floral Hills East, Lee’s Summit.She is survived by three sons Jay Gardner and wife Connie of Long Lane, MO, Lee Gardner of Lone Jack, MO, and William Novosel and wife Linda of Sterensville, MD; three grandsons; three granddaughters; 7 great-grandchildren; and 2 great...
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Betty Jean Smith

October 4, 1931 - May 24, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Dollie J. Smoots

July 25, 1938 - May 24, 2014

DOLLIE J. SMOOTSDollie J. Smoots, 75, of KCMO passed away on May 24. 2014. Visitation will be Wednesday May 28 at Floral Hills from 6-8pm and funeral service will be Thursday May 29 at Floral Hills at 10am.
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Hazel E. Creasman

March 6, 1922 - May 24, 2014

HAZEL ELLEN CREASMANHazel Ellen Creasman, 92, of Blue Springs, MO, died in her sleep at home on May 24, 2014. She was born March 6, 1922 in Lockwood, MO, to Lon and Gail Lasater. She moved to Kansas City, Mo upon graduation from Lockwood High School, and here, married Lester Verne Creasman on March 2, 1946. In 1982, he preceded her in death. A brother, Norman Lasater, also preceded her in...
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Raydell Holland

May 19, 1919 - May 24, 2014

RAYDELL HOLLANDRaydell Holland, 95, of Independence, MO passed away on May 24, 2014. Visitation will be Tuesday May 27 at Floral Hills Funeral Home from 11-12pm, services at 12pm, and burial to follow.
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Barbara Jean Smith

February 14, 1934 - May 22, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Mildred N. Bledsoe

June 22, 1930 - May 21, 2014

MILDRED N. BLEDSOEMildred N. Bledsoe, 83, of KCMO passed away on May 21, 2014. Visitation will be Tuesday May 27 at Floral Hills from 1-2pm, services at 2pm, and burial to follow. She is survived by her daughter, Phyllis (Roger) McCarty; sons, Phillip and Michael Winchester; son, Steven Brennan; son, Robert L. Bledsoe Jr.; and many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. In lieu...
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Charles E. Blackwell

April 17, 1931 - May 19, 2014

CHARLES E. BLACKWELLCharles E. Blackwell, 83, of Lee’s Summit, MO passed away on May 19, 2014. Visitation will be Saturday May 24 at Floral Hills Funeral Home from 9-10am, services at 10am, and burial to follow. He is preceded in death by his wife, Betty. He is survived by 2 sons, Brent and Brian; grandson, Nick; and brother, John (Floral Hills Funeral Home, 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd., KCMO...
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Geraldine L. Whiteman

August 12, 1932 - May 17, 2014

GERALDINE L. WHITEMANGeraldine Lee (Hobson / Smoot) WhitemanAug. 12, 1932 – May 17, 2014. Gerry, affectionately known as Sissy by her friends and family, passed away peacefully at Villa St. Francis in Olathe, Kansas after a lengthy illness. Her much loved husband and best friend of 32 years, Paul Whiteman, was by her side. Gerry was born in Kansas City, Missouri to Joe and Gladyce Hobson....
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Elaine Hamer

September 23, 1923 - May 17, 2014

ELAINE HAMERElaine Hamer, age 90, of Independence, MO, passed away on May 17, 2014. Memorial visitation will be held from 6:00PM to 8:00PM on Thursday, May 22, at Floral Hills Funeral Home, (816) 353-1218.
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Barbara Moore

June 5, 1932 - May 16, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Hazel C. Fisher

May 1, 1916 - May 13, 2014

HAZEL CATHERINE FISHER Hazel Catherine Fisher, 98, passed away on May 13, 2014 at John Knox Care Center. Hazel was born in KCMO on May 1, 1916, daughter of Louis Cameron Fisher and Jeannette Hodge Fisher. She graduated from Westport High School. She received a Bachelor’s Degree from Kansas City Teachers College in 1937 and a Masters Degree from Teachers College Columbia University in New...
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Violet A. White

July 25, 1919 - May 11, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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William H. Crutcher

December 21, 1922 - May 9, 2014

William H. “Bill” Crutcher, 91, of Raytown, MO passed away peacefully, May 9, 2014 surrounded by his family. Visitation will be 1-2pm, followed by funeral services at 2pm, Wednesday, May 14 at Floral Hills Funeral Home. Bill was born December 21, 1922 to Ray and Faye Crutcher in Girard, KS. He graduated from Northeast High School in 1939. Bill was proud to have served in the U.S....
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Dorothy Jeanne Schulz

November 12, 1945 - May 8, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Ima Jean Smith

August 23, 1929 - May 5, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Donald W. Branstetter

August 20, 1940 - May 5, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Lois R. Hitchcock

February 4, 1927 - May 3, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Floral Hills Funeral Home, KANSAS CITY, MO.
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Johnny M. Jennings

May 23, 1944 - May 2, 2014

JOHNNY MORRIS JENNINGS Johnny Morris Jennings, 69, of Kansas City, MO, passed away May 2, 2014. Funeral to be held 12PM Tuesday May 6 at Floral Hills with visitation at 11AM, burial to follow at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. Johnny was born May 23, 1944 in Independence, MO. He served in the Marine Corps for 6 years and was stationed in Vietnam. He worked for Brock Manufacturing for 34 years....
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Betty P. Bennett

July 26, 1923 - April 27, 2014

BETTY P. BENNETT Betty Bennett, 90, passed away April 27, 2014. Funeral services will be 12Noon, Saturday, May 3, 2014, at Floral Hills Chapel. Memorial tributes may be directed to the children's charity of your choice. Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Funeral Home, 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd., KCMO, (816) 353-1218.
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Guadalupe "Lou" Autry

February 20, 1922 - April 27, 2014

GUADALUPE "LOU" AUTRY Guadalupe "Lou" Autry, 92, of Blue Springs, MO, passed away April 27, 2014. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, May 3, 2014 at Blue Springs Christian Church, 7920 S. 7 Hwy, Blue Springs, MO. Lou was born on February 20, 1922 in Kansas City, MO. She was married to Calvin Autry for 58 years. Lou was a homemaker and she enjoyed...
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Dwight Claude Adams

July 25, 1932 - April 27, 2014

Dwight "Claude" Adams, 81, of Clinton, MO, formerly of Kansas City, MO., went to be with his Savior on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at St. Joseph Medical Center, Kansas City, MO. Claude was born in Pyatt, Arkansas on July 25, 1932, the son of Shelby and Bertha (Martin) Adams. In March of 1952 Claude married Ruby Tutor. She survives of the home. He was a member of the Northeast Baptist Church in Clinton...
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Janet Louise Bayless

December 6, 1951 - April 24, 2014

JANET L. BAYLESSJanet L. Bayless, 62, of Blue Springs, MO passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on April 24, 2014. Janet graduated from Grandview HS in 1969, then worked as a paralegal for the Federal Government, retiring after 37 years of service. She enjoyed traveling, taking pictures, genealogy research, and WWII history. She is preceded in death by her parents, Lewis and June Cox....
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Judy C. Ledbetter

June 4, 1946 - April 24, 2014

JUDY C. LEDBETTER Judy Ledbetter, age 67, went home to be with the Lord on April 24, 2014, at Village Hospice House at John Knox Village. A visitation will be held at D.W. Newcomer's Floral Hills Chapel on April 29, 2014, from 6-8pm. Private family burial. Judy was born June 4, 1946. She graduated from Ruskin High School in 1966 and went to work for Hallmark for a few years where she was...
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Lorraine Marie Arth

May 6, 1922 - April 23, 2014

LORRAINE MARIE ARTH Lorraine Marie Arth,92, of Lee's Summit, MO passed away on April 23, 2014. Visitation will be Monday April 28 at Our Lady of Presentation Catholic Church from 9:30-10am, services at 10am, and burial to follow at Dover Cemetery. She is survived by her brother, Firman Arth.
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Charlene Fern Roth

August 19, 1922 - April 23, 2014

CHARLENE FERN ROTH Charlene Roth, 91, passed away April 23, 2014. Graveside service will be 2pm, Saturday, April 26, 2014, at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. Visitation will begin at 1:00pm at Floral Hills chapel. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence H. Roth. Survivors include her sons, Garry Roth, Lawrence, KS, and Terry and Debbie Roth, of Harrisonville, MO; granddaughters: Ashley...
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Francis Walker

May 11, 1925 - April 21, 2014

FRANCIS L. WALKER Francis L. Walker, 88, of Independence, MO, passed away April 21, 2014. Visitation to be held 9AM-10AM on Saturday, April 26, at Floral Hills Funeral Home, followed by graveside at Mt. Washington Cemetery, Independence. Francis Lidge Walker was born May 11, 1925. He worked for Armco Steele for 47 years and never considered it work, saying it was always fun. He was preceded in...
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William Burns

November 11, 1931 - April 21, 2014

WILLIAM JOHN BURNS, JR. William John Burns, Jr., 82 passed away April 21, 2014 at the Kansas City Hospice House. William was born November 11, 1931 in Kansas City, MO the son of William John Burns, Sr. and Mabel Marguerite (Pratt) Burns. A life long resident of Kansas City, William graduated East High School at age 16. A Navy Veteran of the Korean War, he married Mary Ann Taylor in 1957 and was...
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June Eleanor Darnell

December 17, 1936 - April 21, 2014

JUNE ELEANOR DARNELL June Eleanor Darnell, 77, of Independence, MO, passed away on Monday, April 21st, 2014. Services will be held at 2 pm, Friday, April 25, 2014, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 517 West Walnut Street, Independence, MO. 64050. Flowers can be sent to the Church. Donations in June's name can be made to American Heart Association, 6800 West 93rd...
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Russell J. Wiley

February 29, 1940 - April 20, 2014

RUSSELL J. WILEY Russell J. Wiley, 74, of Independence, MO passed away on April 20, 2014. A Celebration of Life for family and friends will be held at the Truman Memorial Building, President's Hall C 416 W. Maple Independence, MO 64050 on Friday April 25, 2014 from 5:30-7:30pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the National Parkinson's Foundation Heartland, 8900 State...
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James E. McHenry

November 7, 1942 - April 18, 2014

JAMES E. MCHENRY James E. McHenry, 71, of Raymore, MO passed on to Heaven on April 18, 2014. Jim retired from Alliant Energy in Iowa in 2010. Previous to that, he was employed by Black and Veatch for 30 yr. He was a member of South Haven Baptist Church of Belton, MO. He leaves behind wife, Kathleen; sons, Brian and Michael (Ashley) McHenry; 4 grandchildren; 3 sisters; and 2 brothers. Visitation...
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Charlene Diane Burnett

June 20, 1942 - April 16, 2014

CHARLENE DIANE BURNETT Charlene Diane Burnett, 71 of Shawnee, Ks passed away April 16, 2014. Charlene was born June 20, 1942 the daughter of Albert and Lottie Gregory. She was preceded in death by her parents. In addition to her husband David Burnett she is survived by two sons, Bradley Keith and Kenneth Bruce; one sister, Claudia Broaddus and one granddaughter, Deborah Burnett. Visitation will...
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Dorothy May Thomas

November 30, 1930 - April 14, 2014

DOROTHY MAY THOMAS Dorothy May Thomas, 83, of Independence, MO passed away on April 14, 2014. Services will be at a later date.
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Coyne George Lord

April 14, 2014

COYNE GEORGE LORD Coyne G. Lord, 93, passed away April 14, 2014 at John Knox Village Hospice. Visitation will be from 1 - 2 PM Saturday, April 19, 2014 at Floral Hills Funeral Home with funeral services beginning at 2 PM. Burial will be in Floral Hills East Memorial Gardens. The family requests contributions to One Good Meal, P.O. Box 2222, Lee's Summit, MO 64063. Coyne was born in Kansas...
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William L. "Bill" Miller

April 13, 2014

WILLIAM L. "BILL" MILLER William L. "Bill" Miller, 90, passed away April 13, 2014 at Westridge Gardens. Graveside services will be at 10 AM Thursday, April 17, 2014 at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.
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Richard Thilo Stewart

March 10, 1922 - April 12, 2014

RICHARD THILO STEWART Richard T. Stewart, 92, passed away April 12, 2014. Funeral service will be 10:30am, Thursday, April 17, 2014, at Trinity Episcopal Church, 409 N Liberty, Independence, MO 64050. Burial at Floral Hills. Visitation will be Wednesday evening, 6-8pm, at the chapel. Survivors include his daughters, Julie Larson and husband Ivan, and Connie Stewart. Grandchildren Christian and...
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Mancel M. "Mance" Hanna

April 12, 2014

MANCEL M. "MANCE" HANNA Mancel M. "Mance" Hanna, 92, passed away Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Homestead of Olathe. Visitation will be from 1 - 2 PM Thursday, April 17, 2014 at Floral Hills Funeral Home with funeral services beginning at 2PM. Burial will be in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in memory of Mancel Hanna to the Kansas...
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Edna Alice Doudney

July 12, 1912 - April 12, 2014

EDNA ALICE DOUDNEY Edna A. Doudney, age 101, of Independence, MO, passed away April 12, 2014. Funeral to be held at 12PM on Wednesday, April 16, at Floral Hills Funeral Home, with visitation at 11AM, followed by burial at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. Edna was preceded in death by her parents John W. and Julie C. Thompson; husband Fay Doudney; and sisters Grace Moore and Gladys Morrison. She...
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Billie Jean McConnell

December 20, 1926 - April 12, 2014

BILLIE JEAN MCCONNELL Billie Jean McConnell went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 12, 2014. Memorial to be held at 4PM on Thursday, April 17, at First Presbyterian Church, 100 N. Pleasant Street, Independence. Burial to be held privately at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. Billie was born December 20, 1926 in Little Rock, AR, to Manford and Lillian Howard. She married Earl McConnell on...
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Robert "Bob" E. Seay

December 3, 1940 - April 12, 2014

ROBERT "BOB" E. SEAY Robert "Bob" Eugene Seay, 73, of Lee's Summit, MO passed away on April 12, 2014. Funeral services will be at 2pm Wednesday April 16 at Floral Hills. Visitation will be from 6-8pm on Tuesday April 15 at Floral Hills. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to St. Luke's United Methodist Church, 9420 James A. Reed Rd, KCMO 64138. Bob was born December 3, 1940 in KCMO. He...
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James "Jim" E. Heagy

February 27, 1935 - April 11, 2014

JAMES "JIM" E. HEAGY James "Jim" E. Heagy, 79, of Grandview, MO, passed away April 11, 2014. Visitation will be held on Sunday, April 13th from 5-7 pm at Newcomer's Floral Hills Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Monday, April 14th at 2:00 pm, also at the funeral home. Inurnment will be at the Floral Hills Memorial Gardens at a later date. Jim was born on February 27, 1935 in...
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Jacqueline S. Schelp

May 16, 1934 - April 10, 2014

JACQUELINE S. SCHELP Jacqueline S. (McCorkendale) Schelp, 79 years old, passed away April 10, 2014. Jacqueline was born May 16, 1934 in Pitcher, Oklahoma, the daughter of Theodore Roosevelt and Flora Nadine (Bohnstedt) Bennett. Jacqueline married George McCorkendale in 1952 they shared 27 years of marriage together. George passed away in 1979. In 1980 she married Wilbert Schelp. Wilbert preceded...
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Robert Paul "Bob" Norman

January 15, 1958 - April 9, 2014

ROBERT PAUL "BOB" NORMAN Robert Paul Norman, 56, passed away April 9, 2014. Funeral service will be 10am, Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Floral Hills. Family will receive friends Tuesday, April 15 from 6-8pm at the chapel. He was a loving man who enjoyed playing music and spending time with his family and friends. He will be greatly missed. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and...
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Clebern Ray "Bud" Hatchette

March 1, 1934 - April 9, 2014

Clebern Ray "Bud" Hatchette, 80, of Kansas City MO passed away on April 9, 2014 at Research Medical Center. Bud was born on March 1, 1934 in Stilwell, OK to Clebern & Mary Jewel Hatchett. He graduated from Stilwell High School and joined the Air Force in 1955 and served his country for 23 years. He married Joyce Elaine Giddens on July 4, 1959. Joyce & Bud "retired" from the Air Force and...
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Walter I Thompson

June 28, 1927 - April 8, 2014

WALTER I THOMPSON Walter Thompson, 86, passed away April 8, 2014. Private graveside services were held at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. Walter served in the Navy Seabee's during WWII. He married Marilyn Jones on March 9, 1948. He worked for Vendo Co. for over 30 years and subsequently worked for Allis Chalmers until his retirement. Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Marilyn Thompson;...
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Doris L Mills

November 25, 1925 - April 8, 2014

DORIS L. MILLS Doris L. Mills, 88, passed away April 8, 2014. Visitation will be held on April 12th from 11-12 pm at Floral Hills Funeral Home. Funeral services will begin at 12:00. Arr. Floral Hills Funeral Home, (816) 353-1218
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James A Clark, Sr

November 10, 1947 - April 6, 2014

JAMES A. CLARK, SR. James A. Clark, Sr., 66, of Independence, MO, passed away April 6, 2014. Private family graveside services will be held at a later date. Arr. Floral Hills Funeral Home, (816) 353-1218.
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Martha E Baker

November 17, 1923 - April 4, 2014

MARTHA E. BAKER Martha E. Baker, 90, of KCMO passed away on April 4, 2014. Visitation will be Wednesday April 9 at Floral Hills from 1-2pm, service at 2pm, and burial to follow. She is preceded in death by her parents and 11 siblings. She is survived by her son, Gerald (Karen) Baker; grandsons, Greg (Danielle) and Kevin (Elizabeth) Baker; 5 great grandchildren, Zoe, Paton, Wyatt, Charlotte, and...
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Thayer S. Townsend, Jr.

June 23, 1924 - April 4, 2014

THAYER S. TOWNSEND JR. Thayer Steven "Chuck" Townsend Jr., 89, of KCMO and a member of Loma Vista Baptist Church, born June 23, 1924, passed away Friday April 4, 2014 surrounded by family and loved ones. Thayer was born to Thayer and Gladys Townsend. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Cyndie McBann. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Townsend; son, Thomas N. Townsend; daughter, Beckie...
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Jessie Ruth Bayless

May 11, 1921 - April 4, 2014

JESSIE RUTH BAYLESS Jessie Ruth Bayless, 92, of KCMO passed away on April 4, 2014. Visitation will be Thursday April 10 at Floral Hills from 6-8pm, services Friday April 11 at 2pm, and burial to follow. Jessie is survived by her son, Kenneth; grandchildren, Brandi Bayless and Teresa Cummings; 3 great grandchildren; friend of 40 yrs, Joe Joseph; and sister, Helen Boorom and family. In lieu of...
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John Thomas Kennedy

August 10, 1922 - April 4, 2014

JOHN THOMAS KENNEDY John Thomas Kennedy, 91, of Lee's Summit, MO passed away peacefully on April 4, 2014. Visitation will be Tuesday April 8 at Floral Hills from 11-12pm, burial will follow at 12pm at Mount Olivet Cemetery. He is preceded in death by his wife, Millie. He is survived by children, Tiann (Jeff) Foley and Ann Kennedy; grandchildren, Jonathan, Abigail, and Grace; and siblings, Robert...
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Alberta E. Pickerell

January 27, 1920 - April 4, 2014

ALBERTA E PICKERELL Alberta Pickerell, 94, passed away April 4, 2014. Funeral service will be 2pm, Monday April 7, 2014, at Floral Hills. Burial will follow. Visitation will begin one hour prior to service. She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Lee Pickerell; her son, Tracy Pickerell, and her brother, Melvin Cowing. Alberta is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and...
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Claude R Cox

April 12, 1921 - April 1, 2014

Claude R. Cox, 92, passed away on April 1, 2014. Funeral services will be at 2pm Saturday, April 5, 2014. Internment at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends 1 hour prior to service in the chapel. Claude retired from Marion Lab in 1982, was a lifelong Lancer, and president 1 year. He was preceded in death by his parents and 6 siblings. Survivors include his wife of 71...
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Virginia B. Wagner

September 25, 1918 - April 1, 2014

VIRGINIA B. WAGNER Virginia B. Wagner, 95, of KCMO passed away on April 1, 2014. Graveside service will be April 4 at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens at 2pm. She is survived by her children, Nancy Schaal and Richard Lockwood.
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Edith Marie Ashburn

December 10, 1936 - March 29, 2014

EDITH MARIE ASHBURN Edith Marie (Neiderman) Ashburn, 77, of Blue Springs, MO passed away on March 29, 2014. Graveside services will be 12PM Saturday, April 5 at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. She was born December 10, 1936 in Menfro, MO. She was a homemaker for most of her life. She was the most forgiving person anyone has ever met. She supported and loved her family no matter what and always...
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Charlotte Frances Albert

August 21, 1932 - March 29, 2014

CHARLOTTE FRANCES ALBERT Charlotte Frances Albert, 81, of Kansas City, MO, passed away March 29, 2014. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 2nd from 9-10:00 am at the Floral Hills Memorial Gardens with funeral services starting at 10:00 am. Burial will follow at the Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. She was preceded in death by her husband Harold Albert, and son Robert Albert. She is...
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Lorenzo Dow Mullins, Jr.

July 17, 1951 - March 28, 2014

Lorenzo Dow Mullins, Jr. Lorenzo D. Mullins, Jr., 62, passed away March 28, 2014. Lorenzo was born July 17, 1951 the son of Lorenzo Dow, Sr., and Dorothy Jane (Howell) Mullins. On August 26, 1973 he married Marilyn they shared 41 years of marriage together. Marilyn survives of the home. Lorenzo loved his Lord and served him faithfully. He was a member of the Sterling Avenue Church of Christ of...
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La Vern Mae Grace (Twiford)

November 22, 1926 - March 27, 2014

La Vern Mae Grace (Twiford) 87, of Lee Summit Mo. passed away March 27th. Services will be held at a private celebration with family at Easter. La Vern`s wishes are for you to give a random act of kindness in her memory. She last worked at Lee Summit North High School as the Cookie Lady before retiring at age 78. Survivors are her children Tammy Keys , Tavish Twiford,Tanya Noland , TalbyTwiford,...
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Marie B. Moore

October 31, 1929 - March 25, 2014

MARIE B. MOORE Marie B. Moore, 84 passed away March 25, 2014 at her home. Marie was born October 31, 1929 the daughter of Clarence A. and Norma (Schmitt) Smith. On June 7, 1947 Marie married Gene C. Moore. They shared 64 years of marriage together. Gene survives of the home. She loved music, playing the guitar and she loved the Lord. Most of all Marie loved her family and her extended family....
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William A. Dingle

December 3, 1923 - March 23, 2014

WILLIAM A. DINGLE William A. Dingle, 90, of Fort Myers, FL passed away on March 23, 2014. Visitation will be Saturday March 29 at Floral Hills from 9-10am, services at 10 and burial to follow. He is preceded in death by his wife, Jane and son, Michael. He is survived by his wife, Doris; son, Steve; sister, Darlene; and 6 grandchildren.
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