September 7 Obits

September 7, 2012 

Bonnie C. Becker

Feb. 23, 1950 - Aug. 23, 2012

Bonnie C. (Lee) Becker, 62, was born Feb. 23, 1950, in Harrisonville and died Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, at her home in Springfield, Ore.

There was a memorial service Aug. 27 at First Baptist Church of Eugene, Ore.

There will be a memorial service in Pleasant Hill in October and it will be posted on Wallace Funeral Home’s website.

Arrangements: Wallace Funeral Home, 422 N. Lake St., Pleasant Hill, MO 64080; 816-987-2127.

Russell Howard Long

Oct. 21, 1954 - Aug. 24, 2012

Russell Howard Long, 57, of Harrisonville, died Friday, Aug. 24, 2012, at his home.

Russell was born Oct. 21, 1954, in Independence, the son of William Howard and Violet L. (Cothern) Long. His mother, three brothers and one sister survive him. No services are scheduled. (Cremation).

Online condolences made to atkinsonfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements: Atkinson Funeral Home, 600 W. Wall, Harrisonville, MO 64701; 816-380-3268.

Joan Mary Carver

Sept. 13, 1935 - Aug. 27, 2012

Joan Mary Carver, 76, of Freeman, died Monday, Aug. 27, 2012, at her home.

Joan was born Sept. 13, 1935, in Numidia, Penn., the daughter of Martin Marion and Cora Agnes (Wolfgang) Weis. She married Herbert Hoover William Carver, Sr., on Aug. 27, 1951. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Harrisonville. Joan had lived in Freeman for 52 years.

Joan was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Herbert Hoover William Carver, Sr., on May 24, 1988; one son, Rory Randall Carver, on Nov. 29, 1978; and one grandson, Army Cpl. Jacob Russell Carver, on Nov. 13, 2010. She is survived by eight sons, Herbert H Carver, Jr., (Verna), East Lynne, Martin M. Carver (Virginia), East Lynne, Russell C. Carver (Shelly), Freeman, Jim B. Carver (Connie), Freeman, Art F. Carver (Marie), Freeman, Michael Carver, Freeman, Matt Carver (Angel), Freeman, and Clint Carver (Carmen), Harrisonville; four daughters, Tina Carver, Freeman, Diane Tomacelli (Joseph), Osceola, Donna Bloustine (Steve), Harrisonville, and Mary Austin (Jason), Peculiar; one brother, Edward Weis, Coal Township, Penn.; 26 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Aug. 31 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Harrisonville, officiated by Rev. Christian Malewski. Music by Cindy Dunham, organist and Mike Bloustine, vocalist. Casket bearers were Mrs. Carver’s sons. Burial was in Orient Cemetery in Harrisonville. Memorial contributions may be made to the church.

Online condolences may be made to atkinsonfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements: Atkinson Funeral Home, 600 W. Wall, Harrisonville, MO 64701; 816-380-3268.

Alice May Phipps

July 6, 1924 - Aug. 28, 2012

Alice May Phipps, 88, of Lee’s Summit, formerly of Pleasant Hill, died Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012, at Wilshire at Lakewood, Lee’s Summit. Graveside funeral services and interment will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31, at Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Reverend Jim Tolliver of Plaza Heights Baptist Church will officiate. Visitation will be at 12:30 p.m. at the funeral home on Friday.

Arrangements: Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong St., Pleasant Hill, MO 64080; 816-540-5550.

Suzanne Kay Squires

July 22, 1966 - Aug. 28, 2012

Suzanne “Suzi” Kay Squires, 46, of Peculiar, died Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012, at Cass Regional Medical Center in Harrisonville.

Suzi was born July 22, 1966, in Denver, Colo., the daughter of James and Carole Squires. She lived to go to work every day and loved to participate in Special Olympics. She will truly be missed by her many FWI (Foundation Workshop Inc.) and Casco Workshop friends and Special Olympians. She had worked at FWI in Grandview for 19 years and for Casco Workshop for six years. Suzi had lived in Niwot, Colo., before moving to Grandview where she lived for 34 years before moving to Peculiar in 2006. She attended school at Trails West and was a member of Trails West Special Olympics Team in Kansas City.

Suzi was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Elmer and Iva. She is survived by her parents, Jim and Carole, Peculiar; her sister, Kathy Squires, Peculiar; her brother and his wife, Dennis and Celia Squires of Raymore and their children, Carolyn, Amanda and Robert; her paternal grandfather, Lee Squires, Memphis, Tenn.; her paternal grandmother, Mildred Meyer, Pine Bluff, Ark.; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

The family wishes to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at Cass Regional Medical Center for their efforts and loving attitudes.

Memorial services were Sept. 1 at Atkinson Chapel in Harrisonville. (Cremation). In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Casco Workshop, c/o Ginny Kalmer, 1800 West Vine Street, Harrisonville, MO 64701 or Special Olympics Missouri (somo.org), 1001 Diamond Ridge, Suite 800, Jefferson City, MO 65105.

Online condolences may be made to atkinsonfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements: Atkinson Funeral Home, 600 W. Wall, Harrisonville, MO 64701; 816-380-3268.

Bernice Schrock Yoder

Aug. 30, 2012

Bernice Schrock Yoder, 101, of Hesston, Kan., formerly of Garden City, died Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, at Schowalter Villa, Hesston, Kan.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday Sept. 8, at Sycamore Grove Mennonite Church near Garden City with interment in Clearfolk Cemetery. The family will receive friends at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at the church.

Arrangements: Dickey Funeral Home, 711 Old 7 Hwy., Garden City MO 64747; 816-862-6345.

Ed Graves

July 21, 1928 - Aug. 31, 2012

Ed Graves, 84, of Strasburg, was born July 21, 1928, in Jefferson City. He died Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, at his home in Strasburg surrounded with love and family.

Funeral services were Sept. 5 at the funeral home. Pastor David Hackett of Faith United Methodist Church, Grain Valley, officiated. Interment was in Strasburg Cemetery.

Arrangements: Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong, Pleasant Hill, MO 64080 816-540-5550.

Dennis Francis Forst

Jan. 29, 1953 - Sept. 1, 2012

Dennis Francis Forst, 59, of Archie, died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012. at Cass Regional Medical Center in Harrisonville. He was born Jan. 29, 1953, to Urban Frederick and Clara Frances Palkowitsh Forst in Lamar.

Dennis is survived by his wife, Ann Forst, of Archie; three daughters, Jeanette Marie Opat and husband Pat of Harrisonville, Rhonda Renee Garrett and husband Donny and Amanda Marie Swigart and husband Tim, all of Garden City; three sons, Richard Allen Forst of Garden City, Shawn Morgan and wife Tousha of Adrian, and Eric Morgan and wife Danielle of Adrian; two brothers, Norbert Lee Forst and wife Pam of St. Paul, Kan., and Steven Forst and wife Linda of Rockvale, Tenn.; two sisters, Patricia Burrows and husband Clyde of Columbus, Kan., and Christine Emerson and husband Jeff of Owasso, Okla.; 17 grandchildren and also is survived by several nephews, nieces and a great many friends. His parents preceded him in death.

Mass of Christian Burial was at 10 a.m. Sept. 6 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Butler, with Father John Bolderson officiating. Visitation was from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 5 followed by Rosary services at 7 p.m. at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel, Butler. Burial was in Garden City Cemetery, Garden City.

Contributions may be made to St. Patrick Catholic Church. Online condolences can be left at www.schowengerdtchapel. com.

Arrangements: Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel, 1301 S. Orange, Butler, MO 64730; 660-679-6555.

Beatrice Josephine Miles

Dec. 31, 1922 - Sept. 1, 2012

Beatrice “Betty” Josephine Miles, devoted mother and grandmother, was born Dec. 31, 1922, in Glasgow, the daughter of Paul George and Mary (Lynch) Stockman. She died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, at St. Joseph Medical Center, Kansas City, surrounded by love and family at the age of 89.

Betty was employed as an LPN at the VA in Leavenworth, Kan., until her retirement in 1987. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Harrisonville.

She was preceded in death by her son Ray Jr., daughter Mary E. Liu, daughter-in-law Maureen Miles and grandson Bryan Miles Liu. Betty is survived by her children Bob Miles and wife, Sue, Arlington Heights, Ill., Ron Miles and wife, Valerie, Liberty Lake, Wash., Bonnie LaVigne and husband, Peter, St. James City, Fla., Rick Miles and wife, Lorrie, Shawnee, Kan., Barb Basgall and husband, John, Oklahoma City, Okla., Randy Miles, Virginia Beach, Va., Bernadette Thompson and husband, Brian, Harrisonville, daughter-in-law Suzanne Miles, Birmingham, Ala., 21 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren, sisters Catherine Johnson, Lady Lake, Fla., Peggy Duke, West Covina, Calif.; other relatives and a host of friends.

There was a Funeral Mass on Sept. 4 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Harrisonville, with a graveside service at Resurrection Cemetery, Lenexa, Kan. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to Little Sisters of the Poor, Kansas City, and may be sent in care of Dickey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 432. Harrisonville, MO 64701.

To view the video tribute or send the family online condolences, please visit www.dickeyfh.com.

Arrangements: Dickey Funeral Home, 2401 E. Mechanic St., Harrisonville, MO 64701; 816-884-6244.

Nancy Lee Sedgwick

April 26, 1935 - Sept. 1, 2012

Nancy Lee Sedgwick, 77, of Harrisonville, was born April 26, 1935, in Carrollton, the daughter of Raymond Eugene and Lucinda Ardeana (Staton) Ackerman. She died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, at the University of Kansas Hospital, Kansas City, Kan.

On Dec. 12, 1953, Nancy was united in marriage to Jarvis Dale Sedgwick in Marshall.

Nancy graduated salutatorian of the 1953 graduating class of Tina-Avalon School. Throughout her life she worked as a bookkeeper and medical insurance processor. She enjoyed playing bridge, reading, crocheting, going to the casinos, and spending time with her family and friends.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother Joe and a sister, Katy.

Nancy is survived by her husband, J.D. Sedgwick of the home; three daughters, Floy Ray Kenyon and husband Greg, Guthrie Center, Iowa, Kathy Burgin and husband Tom, Altus, Okla., Peggy Harrison and husband Jim, Lamonte; seven grandchildren, Aaron, Michael, Angie, Hillary, Sarah, Samantha and Lacy; 14 great-grandchildren, Derek, Alyssa, Isaac, Kaitlyn, Cora, Jared, Zander, Conner, Logan, Eli, Jadelyn, Coleby, Paisley; a brother, Charles Ackerman, State of Indiana; other relatives and many friends.

Cremation. There was a Celebration of Life Service at 11 a.m. Sept. 5 at First Christian Church, 205 N. Folger St., Carrollton, MO 64633. The family received friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Sept. 5 at the church.

Arrangements: Dickey Funeral Home, 2401 E. Mechanic St., Harrisonville, MO 64701; 816-884-6244.

William “Blaine” Whitworth

Feb. 21, 1987 - Sept. 1, 2012

William “Blaine” Whitworth was born Feb. 21, 1987, in Houston, Texas, and died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, in Warrensburg.

Blaine moved with his family in 1993 to the family farm in Garden City. He attended Sherwood Cass R-VIII in Creighton, graduating in 2005. Growing up he played football, basketball, baseball and track. He was instrumental in bringing the sport of wrestling to Sherwood by organizing a petition and campaign to convince the School Board that this sport would give students who did not play basketball a chance to get involved. Blaine blazed the trail of Scouting from Tiger Cub to the rank of Eagle Scout with Cub and Boy Scout Troop 244. He attended Boy Scout Camp every year at H. Roe Bartle and became a Warrior in the Tribe of Mic-O-Say. He was a member of Garden City United Methodist Church and was active in the youth group. He followed the family tradition of attending University of Central Missouri, graduating in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Safety Management. At UCM he was an Ambassador for Admissions working with new students. He loved playing intramural sports and being on campus. After a summer internship working on the BP-operated Deepwater Horizon, he decided to pursue his career working as a Safety Advisor on oilrigs in the Gulf of Mexico and Singapore. His love for Warrensburg brought him home to pursue his life-long dream to be a business owner and in September 2011 he re-opened the well known bar Bodie’s, but that wasn’t enough and in February 2012, he opened another restaurant and bar and renamed it Molly’s in honor of his grandmother.

Blaine had a love for his family, his friends, his employees and those less fortunate. Blaine is survived by his parents, Barry and Diane Whitworth of Garden City, two brothers, Tyler Whitworth and wife Melissa of Garden City, and Tucker Whitworth of Warrensburg; one sister, Corby Suptic and husband Jim of Prairie Village, Kan.; grandmother, Molly Famuliner of Garden City; two nephews Chancey and Lane Whitworth and two nieces, Amelia and Talulah Suptic; also two uncles and aunts, cousins and many friends.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at The Farm, 28710 S. State Rt. 7, Garden City, MO 64747. Interment will be in Garden City Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, at The Farm, Garden City.

The family suggests contributions may be made to the Blaine Whitworth UCM Scholarship Fund, City Union Mission, or to Boy Scout Troop #244, Garden City.

To view the video tribute or send the family online condolences, please visit www.dickeyfh.com.

Arrangements: Dickey Funeral Home, 711 Old 7 Hwy., Garden City, MO 64747; 816-862-6345.

Beverly Ann Rabourn

Oct. 28, 1936 - Sept. 2, 2012

Beverly Ann Rabourn, 75, of Adrian, died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012, at Menorah Medical Center in Overland Park, Kan.

Beverly was born Oct. 28, 1936, in Adrian, the daughter of Kenneth L. and Leola Maxine (Nelson) Horner.

Funeral services were Sept. 5 at Atkinson Chapel in Adrian with burial in Crescent Hill Cemetery.

Arrangements: Atkinson Funeral Home, 142 E. Main St., Adrian, MO 64720; 816-297-2211.

Robert Eugene Wiley

May 8, 1945 - Sept. 2, 2012

Robert Eugene Wiley, 67, of Harrisonville, died Sunday, Sept., 2012, at his residence.

Robert was born May 8, 1945, in Lebanon, Minn. He served his country honorably in the U.S. Navy and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from Longview Community College. He was a member of American Legion Post 42 in Harrisonville.

He was preceded in death by a son, Johnny R. Yates; parents, Marion and Florence Davic Wiley; sisters, Virginia Mossburg and Deborah Rowe; brother, Stanley Wiley. Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Barbara Wiley; son, Joshua W. Wiley of Butler; daughter, Jamie Southard of Los Alamitos, Calif.; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sisters, Mary Lou Wiley of Lebanon, Minn., and Christine Bailey of Oklahoma City, Okla.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, at Chapel of Memories Funeral Home, 30000 E. Valor Drive, Grain Valley, with visitation at 1 p.m. He will be laid to rest with Military Honors in Swan Lake Memorial Park, Grain Valley.

Arrangements: Chapel of Memories Funeral Home, 30000 E. Valor Dr., Grain Valley, MO 64029; 816-463-4030.

Don Wood

Sept. 3, 2012

Don Wood, 64, of Garden City, died Monday, Sept. 3, 2012, at Golden Years Care Services, Harrisonville. There will be a graveside service at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 7, at Garden City Cemetery, Garden City. Family received friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sept. 6 at Dickey Funeral Home. A complete obituary will be published in next week’s Democrat Missourian.

Arrangements: Dickey Funeral Home, 711 Old 7 Hwy., Garden City, MO 64747; 816-862-6345.

Glen A. Simmons

June 8, 1932 - Sept. 4, 2012

Glen A. Simmons, 80, of Harrisonville, died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012, in Belton.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at Antioch Southern Baptist Church in Harrisonville with visitation from 1 to 2 p.m. at the church. Burial will be in Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville. A complete obituary will be in next week’s paper.

Arrangements: Atkinson Funeral Home, 600 W. Wall, Harrisonville, MO 64701; 816-380-3268.

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