Nov. 30 Obits

November 30, 2012 

Wynona L. Ford

Feb. 23, 1934 - Nov. 18, 2012

Wynona “Nonie” L. (Ryder) Ford, 78, of Adrian, died Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, at Adrian Manor, Adrian. Wynona was born Feb. 23, 1934, in Independence.

Funeral services were Nov. 21 at Atkinson Chapel in Adrian. Burial was in Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian.

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

Lillie T. Barrow

Dec. 12, 1906 - Nov. 19, 2012

Lillie T. (Small) Barrow, 105, was born Dec. 12, 1906, in Pleasant Hill and died Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, at Wilshire at Lakewood in Lee’s Summit.

Services for Lillie Barrow were Nov. 23 at Wallace Funeral Home with an Ivy Leaf Chapter, O.E.S. Memorial Service followed by the service with Evangelist Don Carlile. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

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

Robert Verne Brisbin

Nov. 18, 1928 - Nov. 21, 2012

Robert Verne Brisbin, 84, of Nevada, formerly of Independence, died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, in Nevada. Robert was born in St. George, Kan., to Carrie and Florence (Fleiss) Brisbin. He was a member of Sugarcreek Optimist Club in Independence. He was a U.S. Army Veteran.

Funeral services were Nov. 26 at Atkinson Chapel in Adrian, with burial in Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian.

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

Lillie June Spangler

June 3, 1927 - Nov. 21, 2012

Lillie June Spangler, 85, of Harrisonville, was born June 3, 1927, in Harrisonville, the daughter of Charles Everett and Lillie May (Winchell) Barnard. She died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, at Benchmark Healthcare of Harrisonville.

On Aug. 21, 1946, June was united in marriage to Paul Edward Spangler in Olathe, Kan.

June was a homemaker. Earlier, she was employed as a seamstress for the Garden City Garment Factory, Garden City. She was a faithful member of First Baptist Church, Harrisonville, and was a lifelong area resident. June enjoyed her family, visiting with friends, bowling, going to the Lake and making rag rugs with her husband Paul.

Besides her parents, June was preceded in death by her husband Paul on April 7, 2012; a son, Kenny, on Nov. 4, 2007; a great-grandson, Brennan Morgan Coleman on July 25, 2000; two brothers, Charles and Emmette; four sisters, Alta, Glessie, Edith and Florence.

June is survived by a son, Charles Spangler, of Harrisonville; three grandchildren, Ryan, Gayla and Amy; four great-grandchildren, Reese, Tyler, Kealee and Olivia; a brother, Glen Barnard, of Stella; a sister, Blanche Weidenfeller, Michigan; other relatives and a host of friends.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Nov. 26 at Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, with burial in Wills Cemetery near Peculiar.

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

Veronica G. Barbarick

Dec. 30, 1950 - Nov. 22, 2012

Veronica G. Barbarick, 61, was born Dec. 30, 1950, in Jefferson City and died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, at her home in Pleasant Hill.

Cremation has been accorded and a Memorial Service was Nov. 29 at Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill, with Paul Barbarick officiating. Private Inurnment will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery at a later date.

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

JoAnn L. Garrett

May 20, 1927 - Nov. 23, 2012

JoAnn L. Garrett, 85, died Friday, Nov. 23, 2012. JoAnn was born May 20, 1927, in Kansas City to Joseph Collins and Cordia (Kelly) Spalding.

She graduated from University of Kansas and was in the Alpha Omicron Pi sorority. She married Norman D. Garrett on Feb. 10, 1950.

While raising a family, she started Metro Industries, Inc., with her husband in 1967, which remains a thriving business. JoAnn enjoyed the out of doors and her passion was bird watching. This passion was shared through her paintings, photography, and publications and continued throughout her life. She was former president of Missouri State Audubon Society and Kansas City Burrough Audubon Society.

She leaves her daughter, Diana Simon; son, Daniel Garrett; grandchildren Erika Burger and husband, Bryan, Christopher Simon and wife, Angie, Heather Garrett, Jessica Garrett and Kaitlyn Garrett and six great grandchildren.

Visitation began at noon followed by funeral services at 1 p.m. Nov. 27 at Rock Brook Church, Belton. Burial was in Green Lawn Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be given to CrossRoads Hospice or Wayside Waifs.

Arrangements: Park Lawn Funeral Home, 8251 Hillcrest Rd. K.C., MO 64138 816-523-1234.

Duane Eldon Norton

March 12, 1931 - Nov. 23, 2012

Duane Eldon Norton, 81, of Harrisonville, was born March 12, 1931, in Arlington, Kan., the son of Virgil and Florence (Ralph) Norton. He died Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, at Golden Years, Harrisonville.

On Aug. 25, 1949, Duane was united in marriage to Norma Jean Heidebrecht in Haven, Kan.

Duane was employed by Consolidated Telephone Company in Haven, Kan. He was later employed by United Telephone Company as District Manager until his retirement. Duane moved to Harrisonville in 1970 and was a member of Twin Pines Country Club. He was an avid fisherman, golfer and enjoyed playing cards.

Besides his parents, Duane was preceded in death by his wife Norma Jean in 2006, daughters Bonnie Jean (Norton) Franse in 2002 and Kathy Jean Norton in 1951.

He is survived by his son Michael Duane Norton, Harrisonville; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; other family and many friends.

Cremation. There will be a Memorial Graveside Service at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville. Family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Missouri School for the Deaf.

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

Ruth Swofford

May 8, 1919 - Nov. 23, 2012

Ruth (Kimberling) Swofford, 93, was born in Reed’s Springs and died Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, at Pleasant Hill Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Services were scheduled for Nov. 28 at Wallace Funeral Home with Rev. Gene Swofford officiating. Assisting ministers were Rev. Jim Erickson and Rev. Steven Pennington. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

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

Alicia J. Lundberg

May 3, 1956 - Nov. 24, 2012

Alicia J. (Chai) Lundberg, 56, of Lenexa, Kan., formerly of Harrisonville, died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at Overland Park Regional Medical Center.

Alicia was born May 3, 1956, in Miami, Okla., to Robert Irby and Amy Alice (Cooley) Faucett. She graduated high school in Cornell, Ill. She was an executive secretary for U.S. Toy; she served on the city council in Harrisonville and owned and operated a beauty shop in Harrisonville. Alicia also loved to write.

Alicia is preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband, John Lundberg, of Lenexa, Kan.; three sons, Aaron Chai (Kerry), Ben Chai (Tanya) and Josh Chai (Melisa); one daughter, Rachel Chai; one stepson, Steven Lundberg; five sisters, Janice Lacy and husband, Terry, Patti Rinker and husband, Brett, Brenda Byrd and husband, Kevin, Bama Robinson and husband, Bret, and Sandy Gray and husband, Jim; ten grandchildren, Sarah, Eden, Colin, Alexis, David, Jaxon, Jaelin, Sophia, Audrina and Evan.

A source of energy and passion in all she did, Alicia influenced many lives throughout the years. She was a mom who cheered, a hairstylist who listened, an aunt who laughed, a daughter who admired, a wife who embraced and a sister who loved, but the most important role she played was as an ambassador for Jesus Christ, whom she finally joined in heaven. Alicia often spoke that when her final day came, she’d look forward to the day that her family rejoined her in heaven. We’ll miss you daily Mom, and will also now dream of that day.

Funeral services were Nov. 27 at Atkinson Chapel, Harrisonville, with burial in Oakland Cemetery, Harrisonville.

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

Amanda Jean Sanders

July 16, 1986 - Nov. 25, 2012

Amanda Jean Sanders, 26, of Hardy, Neb., was born July 16, 1986, in Lincoln, Neb., and died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, in Hebron, Neb. Amanda was the daughter of Stephen Sanders and Candice (Overton) Garcia-Sanders.

Amanda attended the Lawrence Nelson schools. She loved to sing and dance and write poetry, watch Saturday morning cartoons, enjoyed fishing, camping, grilling and horses. She loved the family get-togethers and Sunday dinners. Her favorite color was lime green. Her four children were the love of her life. She lived life to the fullest and never regretted a single day or a single moment.

She was preceded in death by her father, Stephen Sanders and a nephew Corbin Nathaniel Andreasen. She is survived by her children, Alexis, Destiny and Ryan Lintz and Candice Collins all of Hardy, Neb., her mother Candice Garcia-Sanders of Belleville, Kan., siblings, Robert Sanders (Rhonda) of Bradenton, Fla., Cherrill Byrket of Bradenton, Fla., Angela Jerden (Stanley) of Superior, Neb., April Perrie (Eric) of Superior, Neb., Autumn Andreasen (Rory) of Scottsville, Kan., Anthony Sanders of Concordia, Kan., Andrew Sanders of Nelson, Neb. and Alicia Sanders of Beloit, Kan., nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends

Services were scheduled for 2 p.m. Nov. 29 at Megrue-Price Funeral Home, Superior, Neb., officiated by Dr. Jeff Collins.

Visitation was from 4 to 8 p.m. Nov. 28 with family present to greet friends at the Megrue-Price Funeral Home.

Graveside Service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at Shaler Cemetery near Freeman, officiated by Pastor Henry Green. Burial will be in Shaler Cemetery near Freeman.

Memorials may go towards the funeral expenses in care of Price Funeral Home

Arrangements: Megrue-Price Funeral Home, 750 N Commercial, Superior, Nebraska 68978, 402-879-3900.

Albert William Martin

Nov. 16, 1922 - Nov. 26, 2012

Albert William (Bill) Martin, 90, of Maryville, died Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, at Parkdale Manor Care Center in Maryville.

Bill was born Nov. 16, 1922. He was the son of the late Albert Russell and Ida Elizabeth (Miller) Martin. He married Joyce Agler on June 14, 1945, in Troy, Kan.

Bill farmed in the Maryville area for many years. Bill also served his country as a member of the U.S. Army Air Corp as a Staff Sergeant and tail gunner in the 390th Bomber Group. Bill enlisted in September 1942 and was a POW from October 1943 until April 1945 after being shot down during a mission. Bill was honorably discharged in September 1945.

Bill was preceded in death by his wife Joyce, parents, a brother Harold Martin, two sisters Miriam DiMarco, Stella Martin and an infant son John Shepperd Martin.

Surviving are sons, Bob (Corrine) Martin and Tom (Twyla) Martin, both of Maryville; daughters, Carole (Rod) Couts, Maryville, Jacqueline “Jackie” (Keith) Messamaker, Harrisonville; and one sister, Carrie Margaret Lyle, Ravenwood; 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Nov. 28 at Price Funeral Home, Maryville, where funeral services were at 2 p.m. Nov. 29. Interment was in Oak Hill Cemetery, Maryville.

Memorial: SSM Hospice at St. Francis Hospital, Maryville.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.pricefuneralhome

Arrangements: Price Funeral Home, 120 East First Street, Maryville, MO 64468, 660-582-3176.

Clarence H. Sedwick

Nov. 27, 2011

Clarence H. Sedwick, 79, of Harrisonville, died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, at K.U. Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan.

Funeral services are pending at Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville.

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

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

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