Nov. 2 Obits

November 2, 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, 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 step-sons, 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, 2401 E. Mechanic St., Harrisonville, MO 64701; 816-884-6244.

Robbie Jean Schick

Oct. 21, 2012

Robbie Jean Schick, 62, of Chillicothe, died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012.

Her son and daughter, five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, grandmother, brother, and aunt of Warrensburg survive her.

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

Arrangements: Heritage Funeral Home, 3141 N. Washington, Chillicothe, MO 64601; (660) 646-6600.

Bobby Lee Smith

June 8, 1928 - Oct. 21, 2012

Bobby Lee Smith was born June 8, 1928, near Urich, the son of Maynard and Lola Mae (Stevens) Smith. He died Sunday, Oct.21, 2012, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Kansas City.

Bobby attended Urich High School. He served in the Korean War as a motor pool mechanic in the Army.

He was united in marriage to Dorothy L. Box on Nov. 7, 1953, in Calhoun and to this union four children were born. He worked at General Motors in Maintenance for 30 years and was a proud member of UAW Local 93. During his retirement, he enjoyed camping, going to dirt track races, watching races on television and spending time with his grandchildren.

Bobby was preceded in death by his parents, his stepmother Rose (Singer) Smith, his son Danny Ray Smith, and an infant son. He also was preceded in death by two brothers, Norman Englehart and Teddy Smith and one sister Betty Gibson-Reynolds.

Bobby is survived by his wife of 59 years, Dorothy, of the home; a son, Gary L. Smith, of Clinton; a daughter Donna Shipley and her husband Martin, of Drexel; a daughter-in-law Linda Smith, of Garden City; six grandchildren, Denise Bennett and her husband Gregg, of Liberty, Kevin Smith of San Diego, Calif., Ashley Cook-Carver, of Garden City, Tanner Shipley, of Drexel, Whitney Smith, of Archie, and Keifer Shipley, of Drexel; four great-grandchildren, Cooper, Natalie and Jackson Bennett and Kayden Smith; and two sisters, Joann Cook and husband Eddie of Lee’s Summit, and Linda Crist and husband Bob of St. Louis.

There was a Celebration of Life Service on Oct. 25 at Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City. Inurnment will be in the Calhoun Cemetery, Calhoun. Cremation.

The family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to the Calhoun Cemetery 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.

Michael Leslie Wilson

Dec. 19, 1965 - Oct. 21, 2012

Michael (Mike) Leslie Wilson, 46, of Harrisonville, died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012. He was born Dec. 19, 1965, to Jean and John Wilson, of Peculiar.

Mike graduated in 1984 from Ray-Pec High School. He then entered the U.S. Army where he was stationed in Germany and southern California. While in the Army, he deployed to Kuwait where he took part in Desert Shield and Desert Storm. He attained the rank of SSgt in his MOS of Heavy Wheel Mechanic and received many commendations and ribbons. He returned home to Missouri after serving 17 years. At the time of his death, he worked as a Truck Upfitter for Kranz of KC and as a Security Officer at the Sprint Center in Kansas City.

Mike, in his free time, enjoyed spending time with his family, fishing, grilling, gardening, repairing vehicles, woodworking or just assisting others in need in someway. Mike’s favorite Bible verse was John 3:16.

Mike is survived by his wife, Tammi; sons Matthew, Marcel, Hoseph and Calvin; daughter Amanda and Harley; four grandchildren; parents, John and Jean Wilson; brothers, Don and David; and five nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Norman and Zelma Schmitter; his aunt, Sherry Forbes; and uncle Johnny Lee Schmitter.

The family is requesting memorial donations be sent to charity Childs Path Back (the Community Connection), in Peculiar.

Darrel E. Cummings

March 22, 1936 - Oct. 22, 2012

Darrel E. “Zip” Cummings, 76, of Garden City, was born March 22, 1936, in Harrisonville, the son of Doris (Doe) Darrel and Gladys Ellen (Fitzwater) Cummings. He died Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, at Research Medical Center, Kansas City.

On Sept. 17, 1959, Darrel was united in marriage to Mary Lou Hahn in Harrisonville.

Darrel was a 1954 graduate of Harrisonville High School and played on the 1951 High School Mineral Water Bowl Championship Game. He was a line typesetter and went to school in Columbia for his trade. He worked at various newspapers including Cass County Democrat Missourian, Independence Examiner and Belton Star Herald before his retirement in 1989. In early-married life they bought and fixed up farms and sold them until 1973 when they found the farm they loved and made it their home. Darrel liked his toys; boats, cars, farm equipment, but he really liked his variety of animals throughout the years on the farm. Darrel had a wide variety of friends. He loved the outdoors and camping around a fire with family and friends. Darrel loved his farm and got where he was happy spending his time at the farm and enjoyed people coming by.

In his last few years he liked working on old cars with friends, a special car was his wife’s 1978 Mercury.

Besides his parents, Darrel was preceded in death by his sister, Glenna Gail Cummings.

Darrel is survived by his wife, Mary Lou, of the home; his sister, Doris “Doie” Cummings and husband, Junior, Climax Springs; many nieces, nephews, great nephews, great nieces. He will be deeply missed by many.

Funeral services were Oct. 25 at Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City. Burial will be in Garden City Cemetery, Garden City.

The family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to Wayside Waifs.

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.

Cheryl Marie Heumader

June 20, 1953 - Oct. 24, 2012

Cheryl Marie Heumader, 59, of Harrisonville, died Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, at Research Medical Center in Kansas City.

Cheryl was born June 20, 1953, in St. Joseph, the daughter of Charles and Margaret Heumader.

No services. (Cremation)

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

Arthur Joseph McEnany

April 5, 1945 - Oct. 24, 2012

Arthur Joseph McEnany was born in 1945 in Manchester, Iowa, to A.J. and Loretta McEnany. Arthur was the oldest of eight children. He was raised in Ryan, Iowa, on a farm that had been in his family for over 100 years. He graduated from St. Patrick’s High School in Ryan, and later attended Loras University in Dubuque, Iowa, where he received a degree in Economics. After college, Arthur joined the Air Force serving from 1967 to 1971. He was stationed in Topeka, Kan., where he met and married the love of his life, Virginia (Ginny). They were married in 1969 and have two daughters, Patricia (Donald) Mabary and Cheryl (Martin) Parks. They also were blessed with five grandchildren: McKinzie and Marina Parks, Brady, Logan and Wyatt Mabary.

Arthur loved his grandchildren and was known to be an easy “sell” for a trip to Dairy Queen, a game of hide and seek, or Hungry Hippos. He loved being outdoors and spent many years hunting, camping, boating, and traveling with family and friends.

Arthur worked in manufacturing for many years before retiring as Plant Manager at American Binderies in Topeka, Kan. He went on to fulfill a dream of business ownership, purchasing and operating an outdoor power equipment shop for over 10 years. Later, he and Ginny sold the business in order to travel and move closer to their children and grandchildren. He spent many hours farming, gardening, and playing cribbage with family.

Arthur was a life-long member of the Catholic Church, a former member of the Knights of Columbus, Optimists Club and the North Topeka Business Alliance.

Arthur is preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Tom and Bill, his sister Katherine, a nephew and a great-niece. He is survived by his wife, his children and their spouses, his grandchildren, his sisters Margie (John) Heles, Des Moines, Iowa, Marilyn (Charles) Moore, Barbara (Dan) Feldmann of Cedar Rapid, Iowa, Maxine McEnany of Davenport, Iowa, and by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral Mass was Oct. 27 at Our Lady Of Lourdes Catholic Church, Harrisonville, with interment in Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville.

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.

Stewart M. Mills

Dec. 7, 1916 - Oct. 24, 2012

Stewart M. Mills, 95, of Harrisonville, died Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, at his home.

Stewart was born Dec. 7, 1916, in Lockport, N.Y., the son of Gomer and Hannah (Williams) Mills. He was a graduate of Arcade, N.Y. High School. He was a WWII U.S. Navy veteran. Stewart married Evelyn Mabel Palmerton on May 29, 1940, in Sandusky, N.Y. He lived in Rome, N.Y., for 25 years before moving to Harrisonville in 1970. He worked in research and development as a production control specialist for Griffiss Air Force Base in Rome, N.Y., and for Richards-Gebaur Air Force Base in Belton for 30 years before retiring in 1973.

Stewart was a member, deacon and Sunday school teacher for Bartlett Baptist Church in New York and First Baptist Church in Harrisonville. He was currently a member of Faith Baptist Church in Harrisonville. He loved to garden and was an organic gardener since the early 1950s. He loved to attend local auctions.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Ellen Laura Mills, one brother, Sterling Mills and one granddaughter, Stacy Jane Crumb. He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Evelyn, of the home; one son, William F. Mills and wife, Joy, Harrisonville; four daughters, Darleen Small and husband, Rev. William Small, Saranac Lake, N.Y., Donnaleen Rasmussen and husband, Jonathan, Eatonville, Wash., Doreen Crumb and husband, William, Evergreen, Colo., and Daneen Huston and husband, Bill, Van Buren, Ark.; 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Oct. 27 at Faith Baptist Church in Harrisonville. Burial was in Freedom Cemetery in Freedom, N.Y. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Faith Baptist Church, P.O. Box 345, Harrisonville, MO 64701.

Online condolences may be made to atkinsonfuneralhome.com

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

Sharon Lee Sanders

Oct. 7, 1935 - Oct. 25, 2012

Sharon Lee Sanders, 77, of Peculiar, died Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, in her home. She was born Oct. 7, 1935, to Mike and Maud Snow in Independence. On June 19, 1954, she was united in marriage to Larry Jay Sanders.

There was a Celebration of Life on Oct. 28 at Cornerstone Chapel, Peculiar. Cremation with inurnment in West Union Cemetery, Cleveland.

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

James Pierce Renfrow, Jr.

Jan. 16, 1930 - Oct. 26, 2012

James Pierce Renfrow, Jr., 82, formerly of Pleasant Hill and Belton, died Friday, Oct. 26, 2012. He married Glenda Sue Pippin and had two daughters. He later married Hazel Marie (Francy) Renfrow in 1959 and had three daughters.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at New Beginnings Church of the Nazarene, Lee’s Summit.

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

Wilma Alliene Cage

Feb. 13, 1925 - Oct. 27, 2012

Wilma Alliene Cage, 87, of Harrisonville, died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, at Cass Regional Medical Center in Harrisonville.

Wilma was born Feb. 13, 1925, in Freeman, the daughter of Howard Evart and Myrtle Grace (Lynn) Jones. She was a lifelong resident. She was united in marriage to Charles Edgar Cage, Jr., on July 25, 1941. Wilma was a housekeeper and had worked for Harrisonville Public Schools and Cass Medical Center in Harrisonville before her retirement. She was a member of United Methodist Church in Harrisonville.

Wilma was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Charles on Nov. 30, 1999. She is survived by two sons, Evart Cage, Harrisonville, and Steven Cage, Independence; one daughter, Linda Payne, Harrisonville; 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Oct. 30 at Atkinson Chapel in Harrisonville. Burial was in Wills Cemetery in Peculiar.

Online condolences may be made to atkinsonfuneralhome.com.

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

Marjorie Louise Harris

Sept. 7, 1938 - Oct. 28, 2012

Marjorie “Louise” Harris, 74, of Archie, died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, at Adrian Manor in Adrian.

Funeral services will be at noon Saturday, Nov. 3, at Atkinson Chapel in Adrian with visitation from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the chapel. Burial will be in Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian.

Online condolences may be made to atkinsonfuneralhome.com.

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

Curtis Charles Shatto

Jan. 7, 1943 - Oct. 28, 2012

Curtis C. Shatto, 69, died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, surrounded by his family and friends.

Services will be a private family memorial. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial gifts to: Timber Creek Retreat House, 32303 Timber Creek Lane, Drexel, MO 64742 or timbercreekretreat.org.

Online condolences to akinsonfuneralhome.com.

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

Edna Calcote

June 5, 1908 - Oct. 29, 2012

Edna Calcote, 104, of Harrisonville, died Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, at Crown Care Center in Harrisonville.

Edna was born June 5, 1908, in Cullman, Ala., the daughter of Henry and Emmer (Linton) Sachs.

Graveside services were Oct. 29 at Crescent Hill Cemetery in Adrian.

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

Bill Henry Kirk

Feb. 10, 1935 - Oct. 29, 2012

Bill Henry Kirk, 77, of Raymore, died Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, at Golden Years Care Center in Harrisonville.

Bill was born at home on Feb. 10, 1935, in Camp Branch Township, Cass County, the son of Walter Oliver and Ethel Pearl (Huey) Kirk. He married Dixie Lou Atkinson on Jan. 21, 1965, at United Methodist Church in Peculiar. He had lived in Raymore since 1974.

Bill worked for G&K Linen Supply in Kansas City for 30 years before retiring in 1995.

Bill always loved family gatherings and loved his grandchildren and nieces and nephews numbering over 60 when combined. He enjoyed building things with wood. Bill and his family traveled extensively throughout the United States in their mobile home. He especially enjoyed fishing with his daughter Kimberly and summer camping and boating trips to Truman State Park. Favorite vacation memories were when he and Dixie traveled to the Bahamas and dove in a submarine to view the ocean life and even traveled to the edge of a Black Hole. They also enjoyed their trips to Europe and Hawaii and Alaska. His favorite possession was his 1923 Ford Model T, which he frequently drove with his family in parades. Bill was a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Raymore and was a key participant in building the new church building. He also was active in Raymore Betterment Association.

Bill was a U.S. Korean War Army Veteran.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Dixie, of the home; two daughters, Kimberly Alexander, of Columbia, and Linda Dean, of Raymore. Also living are one sister, Viola Weddington Wieberg, of Harrisonville, and three brothers, James “Jim” Richard Kirk and Bob Ray Kirk, both of Harrisonville, and Johnie J. Kirk of Deep Gap, S.C.; four grandchildren, Jesseca and Samantha Alexander, and Brian and Greg Dean, and one great-grandson, Linden Dean.

Funeral services were Nov. 1 at Atkinson Chapel in Harrisonville. Burial was in Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville.

Flowers may be sent to Atkinson Chapel or donations may be made to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Mid-America Chapter, 6811 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Suite 202, Cloverleaf Building 1, Shawnee Mission, KS 66202.

Online condolences may be made to atkinsonfuneralhome.com

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

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