April 12 Obits

April 12, 2013 

Harold Lee Shewmaker

April 16, 1940 - April 2, 2013

Harold Lee Shewmaker, 72, died Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at his home in Kansas City, surrounded by his loving family.

Harold proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy from July 1, 1957, until Jan. 30, 1961.

Services were April 5 at Wallace Funeral Home. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery with Military Honors provided by V.F.W. Post #3118 of Pleasant Hill.

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

Corey James-Guerrero Barry

April 4, 2013

Corey James-Guerrero Barry, 22, of Belton, died Thursday, April 4, 2013, at his home.

He is survived by his mother, father, a brother, and two sisters.

Cremation. There was a Celebration of Life Service at 6:30 p.m. April 11 at Church on the Rock, south of Harrisonville.

Arrangements: Cass County Cremation Service, 2400 E. Elm St., Harrisonville, MO 64701; 816-884-6302.

Rose Caroline Williams

Oct. 23, 1944 - April 4, 2013

Rose Caroline Williams, 68, of Peculiar, died Thursday, April 4, 2013, at St. Joseph Medical Center in Kansas City.

Rose was born in Clinton to James and Caroline Johnson.

Funeral services were April 9 at Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville, with burial in East Liberty Cemetery in Stotesbury.

Online condolences may be made to atkinsonfuneralhome.com.

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

Harold Raymond Friedrich

Oct. 15, 1927 - April 5, 2013

Harold Raymond Friedrich, 85, of Harrisonville, died Friday, April 5, 2013, at Cass Regional Medical Center in Harrisonville.

Harold was born Oct. 15, 1927, to Anna Mae and Dave Friedrich in Independence. He spent some time in the Levasy area before moving to Harrisonville. He attended the Harrisonville country schools and graduated in 1944 from Harrisonville High School.

After high school, Harold helped on the family farm near Harrisonville raising crops and livestock. He was drafted into the armed services with the Army of the United States shortly after and entered active duty Feb. 4, 1946. He served in the European Theater with the 301st Signal Operation Battalion in Germany. They transported personnel, cargo, rations and materials on long- and short-distance hauls over all types of roads. He then completed some courses in radio operating and electrician mechanics. He met and married Barbara Jean Morris on June 18, 1950. They resided in Harrisonville, first on Lexington St. and then built his current residence on Locust St., where they raised four children: Stephen K. Friedrich, Scott K. Friedrich, Stanley D. Friedrich and Shelly Friedrich Noe.

Harold was employed at Lake City by Remington Arms (DuPont) as an electrical foreman for over 30 years before retiring in 1986. However, he kept very busy in the community and helping family on various electrical or carpentry projects.

Throughout his life, Harold was very involved with his family. When the boys were in Scout Troop 240, he was right there with them. He remained active with the troop long after the boys were finished. He worked with them for about 40 years. He was Honorary Warrior with the Tribe of Mic-O-Say of the Boy Scouts of America. He was instrumental in helping to establish and found the Harrisonville Athletic Booster Club for the current Harrisonville stadium and helped construct the first concession stand.

Harold was elected to the Harrisonville city council in the late ‘60s. He also served for many years, and continued to serve, until present, on the Youth Building Board of Directors and was in charge of maintaining and upkeep, as well. He continued to help with various projects in the community, including building shelves and other small projects at Hope Haven, up until his stroke on Jan. 9, 2013. He also enjoyed helping with various projects for his grandchildren. He was always ready to help when they asked. Harold helped construct the set for high school class plays that they were involved in, as well as Tyler’s Eagle Scout project at Harrisonville Elementary School. He attended many of their events and will be sadly missed.

Harold was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Bill Friedrich, and one son, Steve Friedrich. He is survived by two sons, Scott Friedrich and his wife, Leigh Ann, Harrisonville, and Stanley Friedrich, Conroe, Texas; one daughter, Shelly Noe and her husband, Tim, Cape Coral, Fla.; one brother, Edward Friedrich and his wife, Marjorie, Pleasant Hill; six grandchildren, Lori Friedrich Johnson, Derek Friedrich, William Willman, Jessie Friedrich, Tyler Friedrich and Sable Noe, and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were April 10 at Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville with burial in Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville. Memorial contributions may be made to Harrisonville Youth Building.

Online condolences may be made to atkinsonfuneralhome.com.

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

Wanda Jean Hembree

Dec. 29, 1932 - April 6, 2013

Wanda Jean Hembree, 80, of Garden City, died Saturday, April 6, 2013, at Cass Regional Medical Center in Harrisonville.

Wanda was born Dec. 29, 1932, in Adrian, the daughter of Walter and Ruby (Strange) Gillis. She married Selden Hembree on March 24, 1950. Wanda was a lifelong area resident. She had worked at Party Plus for over three years and was a member of Rodman Homemakers Club and United Methodist Church in Harrisonville.

She was preceded in death by her parents, infant son and infant daughter, two brothers, Chester Gillis and Harold Gillis, one sister, Oma Lee Rusow, and her husband, Selden on Oct. 5, 2006. Survivors include one son, Selden Hembree and his wife, Debbie, Garden City; one daughter, Dora May Becker and her husband, Bob, Harrisonville; one sister, Jewell Wimsatt, Adrian; six grandchildren, Scott, Chad, Karissa, Kyla (Nick), Dustin (Hollie) and Shannon (Jerrod); 10 great-grandchildren, Taylor, Dyllan, Sabryna, Lindsey, Remington, Emmalea, Rylee, Elijah, Meilide and Paige.

Funeral services were April 10 at Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville, with burial in Orient Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to United Methodist Church Memorial Fund.

Online condolences may be made to atkinsonfuneralhome.com.

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

Joseph Harry Moore

March 7, 1938 - April 6, 2013

Joseph “Joe” Harry Moore, 75, of Peculiar, died Saturday, April 6, 2013, at Vitas Hospice in Kansas City.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, April 12, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Harrisonville. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. at Park Lawn Cemetery in Kansas City.

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.

John William Hopkins, Jr.

June 5, 1948 - April 7, 2013

John William Hopkins Jr., 64, of Peculiar, died Sunday April 7, 2013, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Kansas City.

He was a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War.

Cremation. There will be a Celebration of Life reception 2-8 p.m. Friday, April 12, at the home of his daughter, Lisa Messinger.

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

Wanda Faye Phillips

Aug. 13, 1922 - April 7, 2013

Wanda Faye (McGee) Phillips, 90, of Leawood, Kan., died Sunday, April 7, 2013.

Wanda was born Aug.13, 1922, near Holden. At age 2, the family moved northeast of Harrisonville, where she grew up. After graduation from Harrisonville High School, Wanda went to secretarial school in Kansas City and worked in that capacity.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Christopher Leroy and Katie A. (Van Camp) McGee, and two brothers, George McGee and Lawrence E. McGee. She is survived by one daughter, Cheryl McIntosh and husband, Ted, and their son, Martin E. Phillips and wife, Susan Sullivan; three grandsons, Phillip Hof and wife, Deidre, Nathan Hof and fiancée, Kelly Murphy and Jonathan Hof and wife, Johanna; one great-granddaughter, Luciana Hof, as well as a niece, Lou Anne Carder and family in Upland, Calif.

Funeral services were April 11 at Keystone United Methodist Church in Kansas City, with burial in Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville. Contributions may be made to The Keith Worthington Chapter of ALS Association.

Online condolences may be made to atkinsonfuneralhome.com.

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

Opal Lee Summers

Dec. 2, 1926 - April 8, 2013

Opal Lee Summers, 86, of Harrisonville, died Monday, April 8, 2013, at Golden Years Care Center in Harrisonville.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 13, at Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville. Burial in Crescent Hill Cemetery in Adrian. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 12, at the funeral home.

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.

Iona Ann Elliott

April 9, 2013

Iona Ann Elliott, 73, of Lee’s Summit, died Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at Village House at John Knox Village, Lee’s Summit.

Cremation. There will be a Celebration of Life Visitation 2-4 p.m., Sunday, April 14, at Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City.

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

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

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