Dec. 21 Obits

December 21, 2012 

Cheryl A. Sites

Oct, 15, 1952 - Dec. 9, 2012

Cheryl A. Sites, 60, loving wife, mother, sister, Nanny, aunt, and friend, died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was surrounded by her family at her death.

Funeral services were Dec. 13 at Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City, with burial in Grant Cemetery near Creighton.

Family suggests contributions may be made to Hope Lodge.

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

Billy Joe Akers

Feb. 15, 1937 - Dec. 11, 2012

Billy “Bill” Joe Akers, 75, of Raymore, died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, at his home. Bill was born Feb. 15, 1937, in Reeds Spring. He was a U.S. Marine veteran, serving from 1957-1959.

Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, at Lee’s Summit Bible Church, 1200 NE Colbern Road, Lee’s Summit. (Cremation).

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

Lois Rae Bernand

Dec. 11, 2012

Lois Rae Bernand, 74, of Harrisonville, died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012.

Visitation was from 1 to 2 p.m. Dec. 14 at Floral Hills with service following at 2 p.m. Burial was at Floral Hills East Cemetery, Lee’s Summit.

Arrangements: Floral Hills Funeral Home, 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd., Kansas City, Missouri 64133; Phone 816-353-1218.

Kevin Paul Edmondson

Sept. 26, 1979 - Dec. 11, 2012

Kevin Paul Edmondson, 33, of Kansas City, formerly of Harrisonville, died Tuesday, Dec.11, 2012, at work.

Kevin was born Sept. 26, 1979, in Kansas City to Harry and Patti (Evans) Edmondson. He graduated from Harrisonville High School in 1998 and attended CMSU. He worked at UPS for eight years, and more recently at YRC Worldwide.

He was preceded in death by his father, Harry L. Edmondson; and grandparents, Harry H. and Loreen Edmondson, and Hobert (Bill) Evans. Survivors include his mother, Patricia K. Raistrick, of Independence; sister, Jennifer Brewer of Spanish Fort, Ala.; grandmother, Virginia L. Evans, of Independence; aunts and uncles, Lisa and Bill Daugherty, and Paul and Hazael Evans; nieces, nephew, and many cousins and friends. Kevin was a devoted son, brother, uncle and cousin. He always cherished the time he could spend with his family and many friends, who were all delighted with Kevin’s warmth, loyalty, selflessness and humor.

There was a Celebration of Kevin’s Life with visitation from 1 to 3 p.m. followed by the service at 3 p.m. Dec. 15 at Northern Boulevard United Methodist Church, 1800 S. Northern Blvd., Independence, MO 64052. Interment was at Floral Hills Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Kansas City Hospice House, 12000 Wornall Road, KCMO 64145.

Fond memories and condolences for the family may be left at www.floralhillsfuneralhome. com.

Arrangements by D.W. Newcomer’s Sons Floral Hills Funeral Home, 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd., K.C., MO 64133, 816-353-1218.

Mary Josephine Park

April 7, 1933 - Dec. 11, 2012

Mary Josephine (Comer) Park, 79, was born April 7, 1933, in Henley and died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, at Rehabilitation Center of Raymore.

Funeral Services were scheduled for 2 p.m. Dec. 14 at Wallace Funeral Home. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

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

Betty Fern Delapp Capps

Dec. 12, 2012

Betty Fern Delapp Capps, 78, of Raytown, formerly of Creighton, died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, at St. Lukes East, Lee’s Summit.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 21, at Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City, with burial in Grant Cemetery near Creighton. Family received friends at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 20 at the funeral home.

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

James E. McDermott

Aug. 26, 1934 - Dec. 12 2012

Jim McDermott, 78, died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, after a long fight with Alzheimer’s.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years Darlene McDermott, son Scott McDermott, daughter Renee Rogers, and three grandchildren, Ashlee Patton, Hanna McDermott, and Nathan Rogers. He also has one great-grandchild Conner James Patton. A private memorial at a later date.

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

Jackie Gerald Powell

Sept. 4, 1946 - Dec. 13, 2012

Jackie “Jack” Gerald Powell, 66, of Garden City, was born Sept. 4, 1946, in Harrisonville, the son of Vernon Lewis and Margaret Marie (Jones) Powell. He died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, near Garden City, due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Jack was employed doing waterproofing by Reed Restoration, Grandview. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. Jack loved hunting, fishing, mushroom hunting and antiquing. He had been a lifelong area-resident of Garden City.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Leroy Powell.

Jack is survived by two sons, Bob Powell (Annie), Cleveland, Michael Powell (Amy), Holt; three daughters, Cheryl Powell and JoAnn Powell, both of Raytown, and Jill Powell, East Lynne; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; his siblings, Jay, Betty, Marg, Dave, Linda, Leary and Donna; other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services were Dec. 18 at Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City, with burial in Garden City Cemetery.

The family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society.

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.

Barbara Lee Farris

Nov. 7, 1935 - Dec. 14, 2012

Barbara Lee Farris, 77, of Harrisonville, died Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, at Cass Regional Medical Center in Harrisonville.

Barbara was born Nov. 7, 1935, in Dresden, the daughter of Clyde A. and Dorothy May (Romig) Farris. She graduated from Clinton High School. Barbara worked as a telephone operator for United Telephone in Clinton and then in Harrisonville. She worked for Sprint/Embarq in Gardner, Kan., before retiring in 1993. She was a member of the Methodist church in Clinton.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Virginia D. Hicks and her life-long companion, Harold Fowlkes. She is survived by one sister, Naomi Jean Coleman, Clinton; and many nieces and nephews.

Come and join us for a celebration of her life from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, at Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville. Memorial contributions may be made to Dresden Cemetery or Missouri Department of Conservation.

Online condolences may be made to atkinsonfuneralhome.com.

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

Velma Jean Jones

Nov. 25, 1940 - Dec. 14, 2012

Velma Jean (Lyons) Jones, 72, was born Nov. 25, 1940, in Quincy, Ill., and died Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, at Pleasant Hill Health and Rehabilitation Center in Pleasant Hill.

There was a graveside service and interment for Velma Jean (Lyons) Jones at 2 p.m. Dec. 17 at Pleasant Hill Cemetery. In accordance with Velma’s wishes, no visitation was scheduled.

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

Barbara Lee Webber

Feb. 14, 1932 - Dec. 15, 2012

Barbara Lee Webber (Brown), 80, of Harrisonville, died Saturday evening Dec. 15, 2012, surrounded by family. She died peacefully at home while in the arms of her devoted husband and went to the loving arms of Jesus.

Barbara was born Feb. 14, 1932, in Adrian and graduated from Pleasant Hill High School, Pleasant Hill. Barbara, daughter of William L. and Ollie E. Brown (Nelson), was united in marriage to Robert C. Webber on Dec. 31, 1952. Together, they raised four children while her husband served in the U.S. Coast Guard on the east coast until 1975 when he retired. They made their home in Harrisonville so that she could be near, and care for, her parents and sister.

Barbara was a homemaker, loving wife and mother. She enjoyed playing cards and was quite good at it; she was a lousy golfer but had a great time playing with friends. It was always more about spending the time with good friends. She cherished her time teaching children’s bible school, never met a stranger and prayed every night for just about everybody by name.

Barbara was a member of Eastern Star Ivy Leaf Chapter #215, American Contract Bridge League, Twin Pines Country Club and First Baptist Church, Harrisonville.

Besides her parents, Barbara is preceded in death by her brother, Denzil D. Brown and sister, Billie Jo Ralston. She is survived by her husband, Robert C. Webber; sons, William C. Webber of Harrisonville, Robert F. Webber and wife Melba of Prairie Village, Kan., Larry F. (Pepper) Webber and wife Tracy of Pleasant Hill and daughter, Cristie G. Rex and husband John of Orlando, Fla.; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

There will be a Celebration of Life at 2p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, at First Baptist Church, Harrisonville.

Family suggests memorial contributions be made to Shriner Hospital for Children.

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

Raymond C. Watts

Aug. 18, 1942 - Dec. 16, 2012

Raymond Charles Watts, 70, of Peculiar, died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, at St. Joseph Medical Center in Kansas City.

Raymond was born Aug. 18, 1942, in Cedar County, the son of Jess and Bernice (Fondes) Watts. He grew up in Eldorado Springs and was a 1960 graduate of Eldorado Springs High School. Raymond married Delores J. Kellhofer on March 15, 1963, in Wentworth. Raymond worked for Yellow Freight for 25 years before retiring in 2001. He was a member of Teamsters Local #41 in Kansas City and was a member of Cass County Elks Lodge.

Raymond was preceded in death by his parents, his father-in-law, Gene Kellhofer, two half brothers, John Watts and Eldie Richardson, and two sisters-in-law, Jan Watts and Lou Kellhofer. He is survived by his wife, Delores, of the home; three sons, Raymond Watts (Dana), Atchison, Kan., Steven Watts (Carol), Belton, and Russell Watts and (Victoria), Kansas, Okla.; one daughter, Debra Dias (Roger), Madison, N. J.; two brothers, Jesse Watts (Joyce), Eldorado Springs, and Tommy Watts, Kansas City; mother-in-law, Wilma Kellhofer, Pierce City; three sisters-in-law, Doris Johnson (Clifford), Raymore, Hazel Lauderdale (James), Sparta, Lynn Kellhofer, Monnett; two brothers-in-law, Don Kellhofer, Pierce City, and Dale Kellhofer (Katie), Wentworth; eight grandchildren; and 16 nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were at 12 p.m. Dec. 20 at Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville. Friends called from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Dec. 20 at the Chapel. Burial will be in Peculiar Cemetery, Peculiar.

Memorial contributions may be made to Cass County Elks Lodge in Harrisonville.

Online condolences may be made to atkinsonfuneralhome.com.

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

Max Dwayne Miller

Nov. 12, 1926 - Dec. 17, 2011

Max Dwayne Miller, 86, of Harrisonville, died Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, at Crown Care Center in Harrisonville.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, at Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville with visitation from 1 to 2 p.m. Burial will be in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Harrisonville.

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

Online condolences may be made to atkinsonfuneralhome.com.

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

Wilbur Ray Wagenblast

March 4, 1925 - Dec. 18, 2012

Wilbur Ray Wagenblast, 87, of Peculiar, died Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, at his home.

Wilbur was born March 4, 1925, in Andrew County, the son of Charles C. and Bessie (Etchison) Wagenblast. He lived in Amber, Okla., before moving to Adrian in 1945. He married Louise Dahm on June 19, 1948, in Peculiar where they had lived since 1949.

Wilbur was a farmer and a rancher and had worked for Beyer Crushed Rock as a truck driver for 20 years before retiring in 1978. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Peculiar; member and past Master of the Grand River Masonic Lodge #276, Freeman, and member and past Worthy Patron Order of Eastern Star Elizabeth Chapter in Belton. He also was a member of Teamsters Local #41.

Wilbur was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Lloyd Wagenblast and Floyd Wagenblast and one grandson, Captain Christopher B. Johnson. He is survived by his wife, Louise of the home; two daughters, Marie Woolery (Jerry) and Margaret Johnson (Ron), all of Peculiar; four grandchildren, Kim Cooney (Joe), Camdenton, Michael Bradley, Belton, Branden Johnson, Ft. Lewis, Wash., Andrew Johnson, Alden, Kan.; one step-grandson, Keith Woolery (Katie), North Kansas City, and 10 great-grandchildren.

Friends called from 1 to 2 p.m. Dec. 19 at First Baptist Church in Peculiar. Masonic services were at 2 p.m. with funeral services immediately following. Burial was in West Union Cemetery, Cleveland. Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund, Peculiar.

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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