Dec. 28 Obits

December 28, 2012 

Max Dwayne Miller

Nov. 12, 1926 - Dec. 17, 2012

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

Max was born Nov. 12, 1926, in Kansas City, the son of Benjamin Christopher and Jesse Pearl (Box) Miller. He married Bettie June Miller on June 1, 1946. He was a WWII U.S. Army veteran. Max worked for the Harrisonville Brick Plant for several years before working in the grocery retail business. He worked for Nyman’s Grocery/Hen House/Buy Rite as assistant manager and head clerk for 27 years. He was a member of the Retail Grocery Clerks Union. He later worked for the Harrisonville Public Schools as a custodian and at Briarwood State School, retiring in 1997.

Max was preceded in death by his parents and his wife Bettie on May 2, 2012. He is survived by three sons, Dwayne Miller and wife, Linda, Fairfield Bay, Ark., Chris Miller and wife, Becky, Garden City, and Clint Miller and wife, Debbie, Harrisonville; nine grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Dec. 21 at Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville with burial in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Harrisonville. Memorial contributions may be made to Crossroads Hospice.

Online condolences may be made to atkinsonfuneralhome.com.

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

Velta Fay Long

Dec. 22, 1944 - Dec. 18, 2012

Velta Fay (McFadden) Long, 67, was born in Ozark, Ark., and died Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, at her home in Pleasant Hill.

Services for Velta Fay (McFadden) Long were at noon Dec. 22 on what would have been her 68th birthday, with Rev. Tim Casteel officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. The family received friends until service time at the funeral home.

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

Roxanne Myrtle Helene Boatwright

July 17, 1947 - Dec. 19, 2012

Roxanne Myrtle Helene Boatwright, 65, of Adrian, died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, at her home.

Roxanne was born July 17, 1947, in Dodge City, Kan., the daughter of Frank and Dorothy (Adams) Shedden. She married Rick Boatwright on Nov. 3, 1961, in Kansas City. Roxanne worked as a grain marketing specialist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture for 20 years. She was a member of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church in Harrisonville and loved her Sunday school class. She also was involved in a Red Hat group.

Roxanne was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Richie Boatwright and two sisters, Marcia Carol and Karen Swartz. She is survived by her husband Rick, of the home; three sons, Del (Debbie) Boatwright, Harrisonville, Rod (Cindy) Boatwright, Adrian, and Rusty (Angela) Boatwright, Archie; one sister, Wanda Rudder, John Knox Village, Lee’s Summit; and eight grandchildren, Jennifer (Sam), Zack (Katie), Laura, Valerie, Bryan, Alyssa, Nicky, Rose and one on the way.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Dec. 22 at Atkinson Funeral Home in Adrian with burial in Crescent Hill Cemetery in Adrian.

Online condolences may be made to atkinsonfuneralhome.com.

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

Lou Belle Bunch

Aug. 31, 1905 - Dec. 19, 2012

Lou Belle (James) Bunch was born Aug. 31, 1905, in Pleasant Hill, and died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, at Wilshire at Lakewood Care Center in Lee’s Summit, at the age of 107 years. She was the daughter of John Riley and Minnie Agnes (Dudley) James. Lou Belle grew up in the Hickory Grove community near Pleasant Hill and attended Hickory Grove School through 8th grade. She also was a member of Hickory Grove Baptist Church.

On Sept. 22, 1922, Lou Belle was united in marriage with Earnest B. Bunch and to this union four children were born. The Bunch family made their home in the Pleasant Hill/Strasburg area.

Lou Belle was proud of being a farm wife and a mother. She did work briefly for the Booth Hatchery in Pleasant Hill and Hall’s Grocery in Strasburg.

After the death of her husband, Earnest, on Aug. 3, 1995, Lou Belle continued to live in the Pleasant Hill area. In 1997, she moved to Lee’s Summit to be closer to her children and in 2004, with her health declining, Lou Belle moved to Wilshire at Lakewood where she was a resident at the time of her death.

In addition to her husband, Earnest, Lou Belle was preceded in death by her parents, John and Minnie James; one son, Stanley Bunch, one daughter, Margie Handelman; three brothers and three sisters.

She is survived by one son, Everett R. Bunch and wife Pat, of Lee’s Summit; one daughter, Juanita Buchanan, also of Lee’s Summit; grandchildren, Linda Kay Moehle and Steve Bunch, both of Lee’s Summit, and Harriet Gordon, of Overland Park, Kan.; five great-grandchildren; six great-great grandchildren; other relatives and many, many friends.

Funeral services for Lou Belle Bunch were at 2 p.m. Dec. 21 at Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill, with Pastor Preston Sanders officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Casket bearers were Jason Gordon, Max Gordon, Steve Bunch, Mike Moehle, Ken Ruehling and Bill James.

The family received friends from 1 p.m. until service time at 2 p.m. Dec. 21 at the funeral home.

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

Medrith V. Hook

Oct. 26, 1931 - Dec. 19, 2012

Medrith V. Hook, 81, of Belton, died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, at St. Joseph Medical Center in Kansas City. Medrith was born Oct. 26, 1931, in Kansas City, the daughter of Isom and Emma (Raby) Wooten.

Graveside services were Dec. 21 at Peculiar Cemetery in 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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