October 26 Obits

October 26, 2012 

Clinton Elbert Wiskur

Sept. 29, 1934 - Oct. 15, 2012

Clinton Elbert Wiskur, 78, of Archie, was born Sept. 29, 1934, the son of Nicholas Edward and Anna Pearl (Lafferty) Wiskur. He died Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, at Adrian Manor, Adrian.

On March 19, 1977, Clinton was united in marriage to Opal Aliene (Herrell) Thomas in Clinton.

Clinton was a diesel mechanic for Harmon Bus Company, Grandview, until his retirement in 1983. Earlier he had been employed as a mechanic for Jays White Service, Lowe Oil Company and Goslin’s GMC all in Clinton. He was a member of Assembly of God Church, Archie. Clinton enjoyed singing and playing the guitar, attending the Wiskur Family reunions, fishing and hunting. Clinton and Opal traveled the 49 States and had spent the past 19 years wintering in Mission, Texas.

Besides his parents, Clinton was preceded in death by a great-granddaughter, Debbie Lynn Copeland; four brothers, Lawrence, Frank, Bob and Joe; three sisters, Rose, Winnie and Pauline.

Clinton is survived by his wife, Opal A. Wiskur of the home; two sons, Clinton N. Wiskur, Cole Camp, Mike Wiskur and wife, Bonnie, Vacaville, Calif.; two daughters, Dena LaFarge and husband, Rick, Clinton; Linda Darlene Morgan, Butler; three stepsons, Randy Mendenhall, Cole Camp, Gerald E. Thomas and Lacey Thomas, both of Harrisonville; two step-daughters, Charlene Fidler, Creighton; Carolyn McBeath and husband, Mark, Raymore; six grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; 16 step-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Dale Wiskur, Harrisonville; Neil Wiskur, Overland Park, Kan.; a sister, Dorothy Kohake, Shawnee Mission, Kan.; other relatives and a host friends.

Funeral Services were Oct. 18 at Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City. Burial was in Grant Cemetery near Creighton.

Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association.

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.

Jack M. Kropf

Aug. 18, 1923 - Oct. 16, 2012

Jack M. Kropf, 89, of Harrisonville, died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, at The Rehabilitation Center of Raymore.

Jack was born Aug. 18, 1923, in Garden City, a son of Daniel Earl and Florence L. (Yoder) Kropf. He was a 1942 graduate of Harrisonville High School and was a lifelong area resident. Jack entered the Army Air Corp in 1943 and served as a Flight Maintenance Gunner on a B-29 aircraft. He completed 18 combat bombing missions before his plane was shot down over Tokyo Bay in 1945. Jack was forced to bail out, was captured, and spent nine months as a POW in Japan. He was awarded a Purple Heart for injuries received during these operations.

Jack was united in marriage to Marjorie H. Mudd on Feb. 1, 1946. He owned and operated Kropf Welding for many years and also owned the Commercial Street Lounge in Harrisonville. Jack was a member of Cass Masonic Lodge #147 in Harrisonville and Ararat Shrine in Kansas City for more than 50 years. He was a life member of VFW Post #4409 in Harrisonville.

Jack was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie, and a son, Kevin, parents, and brother, J.D. Kropf, He is survived by a son, Kirby Kropf, Harrisonville, and two daughters, Karen Myers, Harrisonville, and Kelly Howard, Urich. He also is survived by a brother, Morris Kropf, Mesa, Ariz., three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Services were Oct. 20 at Atkinson Funeral Home, Harrisonville, with a Masonic service at 10 a.m. and the funeral service immediately following. Burial was in Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville.

Online condolences may be made to atkinsonfuneralhome.com.

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

Joy Pamela Johnson

March 11, 1979 - Oct. 19, 2012

Joy Pamela (Childress) Johnson, 33, of Lee’s Summit, died Friday, Oct, 19, 2012, in Harrisonville.

Funeral services were Oct. 24 at Atkinson Chapel in Harrisonville. Burial was in Breasher Cemetery in Jerico Springs.

Online condolences may be made to atkinsonfuneralhome.com.

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

James Hearly Coffman

Aug. 5, 1950 - Oct. 20, 2012

James Hearly Coffman, 62, of Pleasant Hill, was born in Iowa, the son of John and Florence Coffman. He died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, at Benchmark Healthcare of Harrisonville.

Cremation. There will be a Celebration of Life visitation 1-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville.

Inurnment in Clearfork Cemetery near Garden City later.

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

Nola Mae Dischman

May 30, 1923 - Oct. 20, 2012

Nola Mae Dischman, of Archie, died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, at Adrian Manor in Adrian. She was born May 30, 1923, in Jamestown and grew up on the family homestead. Her parents were Oscar M. and Francis Haldiman.

Nola graduated from high school in Jamestown in 1942. She briefly attended Central Missouri State College and then taught in a one-room school. During WWII, she moved and worked in a Kansas City manufacturing plant to help with the war effort. There, she met her supervisor and future husband Robert N. Dischman. They married on March 16, 1947, when Robert returned from serving in the army.

Nola took great pride in her husband’s occupation as a construction superintendent and was a wonderful mother to her two daughters. As a mother, she did her part as a Sunday school teacher and youth group leader. To help the family, Nola worked various jobs including secretary for Missouri Public Service and for three Lee’s Summit churches. At one time, she worked for the Lee’s Summit Housing Authority and Lee’s Summit Code Enforcement.

Nola was well read, versatile and talented, with a thirst for knowledge. She was an excellent designer and seamstress. She was a lover of words, puns, and spontaneous humor. Nola had a great appreciation for nature, especially birds, trees and wildflowers. In her last years, she loved talking with her sisters and being a member of Archie United Methodist Church quilting group.

Nola leaves behind two daughters: Ina Gibbons, San Jacinto, Calif., and Jennie Whiteside and her husband Les of Archie. Her two grandsons are Jake Whiteside and wife Christina, of Adrian, and grandson, Jim Whiteside, and wife Jamie, of Raymore. Nola has one great-grandson, Britton Whiteside. She also is survived by three sisters: Bernice Schatzer, Dortha Ryland, Mary Haldiman, and one brother, Martin Haldiman and wife, Shirley. She is preceded in death by Theodore Haldiman, her brother, and her husband, Robert Dischman.

There was a service for Nola at 10 a.m. Oct. 25. It was at Langsford Funeral Home, on the corner of Jefferson and 3rd Streets in Lee’s Summit. Internment followed at Floral Hills East Cemetery, on 50 Highway, east of Lee’s Summit.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Missouri Conservation Dept. and earmarked for Nola Dischman, Memorial to Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation, P.O. Box 366, Jefferson City, MO. 65102-0366.

Arrangements: Langsford Funeral Home, 115 SW 3rd St., Lee’s Summit, MO 64063; 816-524-3700.

Dorothy Ellen Lane

May 2, 1930 - Oct. 21, 2012

Dorothy Ellen McKinley Lane died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012. She was the daughter of John Wesley and Flossie Edith McKinley, born May 2, 1930.

Dorothy graduated from Belton High School and was employed by Bendix Aviation. She acquired her real estate broker’s license and was marketing director for Foxwood Springs Living Center until her retirement in 1990. Dorothy was a member of Belton United Methodist Church, a past matron of Belton Eastern Star, member of Cass County Historical Society, Raymore Historical Society, and Belton Community Projects Incorporated.

She was instrumental in establishing the Belton Museum of History and was a Charter member of Belton Historical Society and Belton Belles China Painters. She was named Woman of the Year by the Belton Lions Club in 1984 for her outstanding community service.

She was a lifelong resident of the Belton and Raymore communities; she married G. Barker Lane III, of Raymore, in 1950.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, parents, and sister, Margie (Kent) Dimick.

Survivors include daughter, Sandra and son-in-law Dan Braga; two granddaughters, Rachel and Laura; sister, Mary (Bill) Laffoon; five nieces, Dana Shannon, Diana (Bernie) Nickell, Brenda (Paul) Brainard, Dorothy (Bill) Beckner, Sharon McComas; three nephews, Damon Dimick, Kevin (Debbie) Dimick, George Coleman, and several great nephews and nieces.

Dorothy will be remembered for her heart-felt commitment to her community and her love and devotion to her many friends and family. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to American Heart/Stroke Association and Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at Cullen Funeral Home with burial in Raymore Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at the funeral home.

Arrangements: Cullen Funeral Home, 612 W. Foxwood Dr., Raymore, MO 64083; 816-322-5278.

Robbie Jean Schick

Jan. 5, 1950 - Oct. 21, 2012

Robbie Jean Schick, 62, of Utica, died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, at Indian Hills, a Stonebridge Community, under the care of her family and Hospice Advantage of Gallatin.

Robbie was born Jan. 5, 1950, in Marshall, the daughter of Gilbert Leon Stephenson and Betty Jean Francis Schick.

She was a graduate of Higginsville High School and lived most of her life in the Higginsville, Warrensburg and Lee’s Summit areas.

Robbie was a Certified Nurse’s Aide and a CMT and worked for several years in nursing homes in the Lee’s Summit area.

She enjoyed reading, playing bingo and especially spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Robbie is survived by a son, Brandon Schick of Utica; daughter Jennifer Marcurello of Raytown; five grandchildren, Cody McConville, Victor Sanders, Kimberly Hacker, Kaitlynn Schick and Alicia Marcurello; two great grandchildren, Krista Lillian Elizabeth Hacker and Xavier Hacker; and a brother, Robert Andrew Stephenson.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

There has been a cremation.

Memorials in honor of Robbie Schick may be made to Heritage Funeral Home to help the family with expenses and may be left at or mailed to Heritage Funeral Home, 3141 N. Washington, Chillicothe, MO 64601. Online condolences may be left at www.heritage-becausewe care.com.

There will be a memorial service at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at Heritage Funeral Home, Chillicothe.

There is no scheduled visitation.

There will be a private burial at a later date.

Arrangements are under the direction of Heritage Funeral Home, Chillicothe.

Bobby L. Smith

Oct. 21, 2012

Bobby L. Smith, 84, of Urich, died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Kansas City.

Funeral services were Oct. 25 at Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City. Cremation with inurnment in Calhoun Cemetery, Calhoun. Family received friends 1-2 p.m. Oct. 25 at the chapel.

A complete obituary will be published in next week’s Cass County Democrat Missourian.

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

John Hartman Stubbart

Jan. 13, 1946 - Oct. 21, 2012

John Hartman Stubbart, 66, of Adrian, died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, at Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler.

John was born Jan. 13, 1946, in Independence, the son of Veryl and Hazel (Hartman) Stubbart. He was a U.S. Army veteran.

Funeral services were Oct. 25 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.

Darrel E. Cummings

Dec. 16, 1944 - Oct. 22, 2012

Darrel E. “Zip” Cummings, 76, of Garden City, died Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, at Research Medical Center, Kansas City.

Funeral services were Oct. 25 at Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City, with interment in Garden City Cemetery. Family received friends Oct. 24 at Dickey Funeral Home.

A complete obituary will be published in next week’s Cass County Democrat Missourian.

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

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