Jan. 4 Obits

January 4, 2013 

Jeanne S. Cervantes

May 18, 1940 - Dec. 21, 2012

Jeanne S. Cervantes, 72, was born May 18, 1940, in Kansas City, Kan., and died Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, at Cass Regional Medical Center in Harrisonville.

Graveside Service and Interment for Cervantes was at 12 Noon Dec. 27 at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Pleasant Hill, with Evangelist Fred Kidd officiating.

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

David Mark Hueben

Oct. 13, 1948 - Dec. 21, 2012

David Mark Hueben, 64, of Overland Park, Kan., died Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. He was born Oct. 13, 1948, in Kansas City.

A Mass of Christian burial was at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 28 at Curé of Ars Catholic Church. There was a private burial at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Pleasant Hill.

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

Marsha Gayle Hawkins

Sept. 24, 1950 - Dec. 22, 2012

Marsha Gayle Hensley-Hawkins, 62, of Adrian, died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, at Research Medical Center in Kansas City. Marsha was born Sept. 24, 1950, in Texarkana, Ark.

Funeral services were Dec. 28 at the Adrian Optimist building. Burial was 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.

Franklin Thompson Dyke

Nov. 9, 1941 - Dec. 23, 2012

Franklin Thompson (Tom) Dyke, 71, of Osceola, died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, at his home surrounded by loved ones. Tom was born in Harrisonville on Nov. 9, 1941, the son of Cecil Edward and Leah Lola Bailie Dyke. He served in the U.S. Air Force. Tom was a police officer for 30 years, serving a short time in Garden City, and retiring from Harrisonville Police Department in 2000. St. Clair County employed him as a jailor until shortly before his death.

Tom was an avid reader; he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and woodworking, making much of the furniture in his log home that he built himself. His favorite past time was watching the wildlife outside of his home.

One of his favorite quotes came from The Mystic Warriors of the Plains by Thomas E. Mails, “When you arise in the morning, give thanks for the morning light. Give thanks for your life and strength. Give thanks for your food and give thanks for the joy of living. And if perchance you see no reason for giving thanks, rest assured the fault is in yourself.”

His favorite Bible verse that he quoted to Laddie was Proverbs 21:19; “It is better to live in the wilderness, than with a contentious and angry woman.” (KJV)

Tom was preceded in death by his father Cecil E. Dyke, his mother Leah L. (Bailie) Dyke, his daughter, Jennifer L. Dyke, two sisters, Gail E. Dyke and Naomi K. Nevius, and one brother-in-law, Paul M. Crawford.

He leaves behind his wife, Laddie L. Dyke, of Osceola; four daughters, Lisa D. (Jason) Wheeler; Jessica M. (Josh) Pettry, both of Seminole, Fla.; Candi L. (Steve) Kersey and husband Steve of Archie, and Joy L. (Henry) Shaner of Butler; two brothers, Gene (Shanda) of Garden City, and Sam (Sandy) of Deepwater; two sisters, Iola O. Gwinn of Osceola, and Arlene M. Crawford of Urich; 18 grandchildren, one great-grandchild and many, many nieces and nephews.

He was laid to rest at his home Dec. 24 in The Dyke Cemetery, surrounded by family. There was a graveside service Dec. 29, officiated by Dr. Duke Jones of Bolivar.

Allan Hoover>/b>

Nov. 1, 1955 - Dec. 23, 2012

Allan Hoover, 57, of Pleasant Hill, was born Tuesday, Nov. 1, 1955, in Harrisonville, the son of Harry Allan, Sr., and Wilma Jean (Carlile) Hoover. He died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, at his home.

Cremation has been accorded. A celebration of Allan’s life will be held at a later date.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanleydickeyfuneralhome.com

Arrangements: Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong, Pleasant Hill, MO 64080; 816-540-5550.

Paul D. Cothern, Jr.

Nov. 27, 1927 - Dec. 24, 2012

Paul D. Cothern, Jr., “Bud,” 85, died peacefully at his home in Olathe, Kan., on Christmas Eve after celebrating the holiday with family. Born in Pana, Ill., Nov. 27 1927, Bud was the youngest of Paul D. Cothern and Addie (Potts) Cothern’s three children.

He was active in the Boy Scouts, a member of the Order of the Arrow, and became an Eagle Scout in 1941. Bud attended school in Pana, where he participated in athletics and was elected to the National Honor Society, graduating in 1945. After high school, Bud attended Beloit College and continued his athletic pursuits as the starting quarterback for the varsity football squad and he also played basketball as a freshman. Unfortunately, Bud sustained a knee injury that ended his participation in athletics.

He returned to Pana and worked in the coalmine prior to his entry into the U.S. Army in 1951. He graduated from Officer Candidate School in 1952 as an Artillery second lieutenant. He graduated from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and was selected by the Pentagon to organize, train, and lead the 1st Battalion, 82nd Artillery in Vietnam, where he earned the Legion of Merit, the Air Medal and four battle stars on his Vietnam service medal. He retired from the U.S. Army in 1972 as a Lieutenant Colonel.

Bud wed Betty Jo Kloever in 1952 and they were married for 50 years until she died on Thanksgiving Day in 2002. Surviving are his son Michael Eugene (Cathy) Cothern, of Swampscott, Mass.; his daughter Michele Ann (Eric) Gaston (Shelly Cothern), of Olathe, Kan.; and four grandchildren; Thomas and Christopher Cothern of Swampscott, Mass., and Casey and Samuel Gaston, of Olathe Kan.

He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, two sisters, and a son who died shortly after childbirth.

There will be a memorial service at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 4, at Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home, 14275 Blackbob, Olathe, Kan., with the family receiving friends an hour prior to service time. Burial with military honors will follow at 2 p.m. at Missouri State Veteran’s Cemetery, Higginsville.

Memorials are suggested to Earl Collier American Legion Post No. 153. To leave a message for the family, please visit www.penwellgabelolathe.com.

Arrangements: Penwell-Gabel Olathe, 14275 Blackbob Rd., Olathe, KS 66062; 913-768-6777.

Brenda Louise Fiore

Oct. 8, 1951 - Dec. 24, 2012

Brenda Louise Fiore, 61, of Harrisonville, was born Oct. 8, 1951, in Kansas City, Kan. She died Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, at Cass Regional Medical Center.

Cremation has been accorded. Private family services will be in Belton Cemetery at a later date.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements: Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong, Pleasant Hill, MO 64080; 816-540-5550.

Marvin Arthur Walker

April 9, 1924 - Dec. 26, 2012

Marvin Arthur Walker, 88, of Harrisonville, died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, at Golden Years Care Center in Harrisonville.

Marvin was born April 9, 1924, in Waldron, Ark., the son of Gee and Vaudie Mae (Owens) Walker. He married Betty Jo Walker on Nov. 15, 1945, in Hutchinson, Kan., where he lived until moving to Harrisonville, where he lived for over 30 years. He later lived in Coal City, Ill., Clinton, Okla., and Osceola. He was a Corporal in the U.S. Marines, serving during WWII. Marvin worked for Unigard Insurance Company as a fire insurance underwriter until his retirement. He had attended the Nazarene Church in Pleasant Hill, and the Methodist Church in Osceola.

Marvin was preceded in death by his parents, an infant daughter, Myra Jane and his wife, Betty Jo on Sept. 17, 2011. He is survived by one daughter, Teresa Titus, Pleasant Hill; one son, Wayne Walker and wife, Vikky, Springfield; one sister, Dorothy Dye and husband, Henry, Clinton, Okla.; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Memorial services are pending with private family inurnment in the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Springfield.

Online condolences may be made to atkinsonfuneralhome.com

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

Diana L. Watskey

June 23, 1964 - Dec. 26, 2012

Diana Lee Diamond Watskey, 48, of Belton, died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, at Beautiful Savior Nursing Home in Belton.

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, at Church of Christ (Temple Lot), 200 S. River Blvd., Independence, with visitation at 1:30 p.m. Burial will be in West Union Cemetery in Cleveland.

Online condolences may be made to atkinsonfuneralhome.com.

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

Jo Frances Baker

Jan. 24, 1931 - Dec. 27, 2012

Mrs. Jo Frances Baker, 81, of Pleasant Hill, was born Saturday, Jan. 24, 1931, in Rondo, the daughter of Lawrence Dorsey and Georgianna Catherine (Cooper) Bays. She died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, at her home near Pleasant Hill.

She was a 1948 Weaubleau High School graduate and earned a teaching certificate from SW Baptist College.

On Sept. 30, 1950, she was united in marriage to Bud Baker in Harrison, Ark.

Jo was a tax auditor with the Internal Revenue Service for 28 years, retiring in 1992. She was a member of the Pleasant Hill Lioness club, Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 3118, and Ivy Leaf Chapter No. 215. She and Bud loved to travel and spend their winters in Mission, Texas. She was an avid shopper and always loved a good sale.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one son and daughter-in-law Randall and Virginia Baker on Oct. 11, 2006.

She is survived by her husband Bud of the home; one daughter Cheryll L. (Randy) Wilburn of Archie; one son Ron (Lori) Baker of Pleasant Hill; six grandchildren Jesse (Jessica) Baker of Junction City, Kan., Kathryn Baker of Harrisonville, Philip Wilburn of Archie, Grant (Marlana) Wilburn of Columbia, Samantha Baker and Sara Baker of Pleasant Hill; two great grandchildren Jace and Jasmyn; her brother Donald (Glenda) Bays of Lee’s Summit; other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at the funeral home. Pastor Preston Sanders of the Strasburg Baptist Church officiated. Casket bearers were Philip Wilburn, Grant Wilburn, Jesse Baker, Bruce Wallen, Allen Bays, and Stuart Bays. Interment was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Visitation was from 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 30 at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Pleasant Hill Meals on Wheels or Strasburg Baptist Church and may be sent in care of the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family and the video tribute may be viewed at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements: Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong St., Pleasant Hill, MO 64080; 816-540-5550.

William G. Sparks

Sept. 3, 1935 - Dec. 28, 2012

William G. Sparks, 77, of Belton, died Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, at Belton Regional Medical Center. He was born Sept.3, 1935, in LaMonte, the son of Walker and Margie Sparks.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Paul and Jack; sisters, Velma Dolan and Gladys Guinn, and infant sons, Barry and Brent. He is survived by his wife Gladys of 54 years; sons, Bill and wife Pam, Brad and wife Melissa; grandchildren, Jacob, Brandon, Lucinda, Nicholas, Ryan and great granddaughter Charlie.

Visitation was from 5 to 7 p.m. Jan. 1 with funeral services at 11 a.m. Jan. 2 at Cullen Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Disabled American Veterans or American Heart Association.

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

Genieve Carlson

Dec. 29, 2012

Genieve Carlson, 89, died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012.

Genieve was born in Henry County to John and Bonnie (Farnsworth) Wehmeyer. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Carl Carlson and brothers. She leaves her loving children, son, David Carlson (Sandra Lakenburger) and daughter, Bonnie Phillips (Bo); four grandchildren, Brandon Harris, Danielle Harris, Caleb Adler and Corey Phillips; three great grandchildren, Abbey Wilson, Carson Harris and Rilee Harris; brother, Richard Wehmeyer; sister-in-law, Grace Carlson and several nieces and nephews.

She is so deeply loved by her children and grandchildren and will be greatly missed.

Visitation began at 9 a.m. followed by funeral services at 10 a.m. Jan. 3 at Park Lawn Funeral Home, 8251 Hillcrest Rd. Burial was in Green Lawn Cemetery.

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

Richard T. Headley

Jan. 29, 1938 - Dec. 30, 2012

Richard T. Headley, 74, of Belton, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, at his home. He was born Jan. 29, 1938, in Kansas City, the son of Macon and Katherine Walters Headley.

Richard met his high-school sweetheart, Sue Ellsworth, at Grandview High School and they married on Aug. 15, 1955. Richard worked in commercial roofing and retired from Porter Roofing as a superintendent in 2003.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Sue; brothers, Bob and Charles and son-in-law Darrell. He is survived by five daughters, Connie (Randy) Shepard, Deanna (George) Weddle, Vickie (Scott) Johnson, Cathie Lancaster, Debbie (Ken) Kincaide; brother, Melvin Headley; 12 grandchildren, Don, Matt, Kiley, Richard, Nicole, Natalie, Candi, Brian, Ashley, Allison, George and Tiffany and 18 great-grandchildren. Pops, you were the laughter and light of our lives. Thank you for always making us smile! We love you!

Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, at Cullen Funeral Home with visitation from 2 to 3 p.m. Burial in Belton Cemetery.

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

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