June 7 Obits

June 7, 2013 

Ronald Lee Hurst

April 24, 1949 - Feb. 7, 2013

Ronald Lee “Ron” Hurst, 63, died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, in Houston, Texas.

Cremation was accorded and there was a memorial service for Ron in Houston, Texas, on Feb. 11. There will be a graveside Masonic service and inurnment at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 8, at Pleasant Hill Cemetery with Paul Williams officiating.

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

Steven Dean Bishop

Nov. 9, 1952 - May 24, 2013

Steven Dean Bishop, 60, of Harrisonville, died Friday, May 24, 2013, at Research Medical Center in Kansas City.

Steven was born Nov. 9, 1952, in Harrisonville, the son of Harold and Dorothy (Hopper) Bishop. He was a 1970 graduate of Cass-Midway High School. He was a lifelong Cass County area resident. Steven had worked for Mid-America Graphics in Harrisonville and for Schmidt & Klaus Florist in Kansas City.

He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by one son, Christopher Bishop, Independence; two brothers, Phillip Bishop, Sedalia, and Terry Bishop, Drexel; two sisters, Debbie Hargis and her husband, Jeff, Cleveland, and Kim Steele, Belton, and three grandchildren.

There will be a memorial visitation Friday, June 7, at Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville.

Cremation.

Online condolences may be made to atkinsonfuneralhome.com.

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

Verna Catherine Noah

June 24, 1910 - May 27, 2013

Verna Catherine Walker Noah, 102, of Pleasant Hill, was born Friday, June 24, 1910, a mile and a half west of Pleasant Hill, the daughter of William Jefferson and Anna Belle (Rollins) Cary. She died Monday, May 27, 2013, at Cass Regional Medical Center, surrounded with love and family.

At a young age, she and her family moved to Strasburg where they made their home; she graduated from Strasburg High in 1928. As a young lady, she loved basketball, baseball, tennis, horses and dancing.

On April 11, 1931, Verna was united in marriage to Virgil Walker in Pleasant Hill and to this union two children, Charles and Doreen, were born; he preceded her in death Oct. 5, 1975. On Nov. 27, 1981, she was united in marriage to R.C. Noah in Cheyenne, Wyo.; he preceded her in death Feb. 4, 1992.

Verna had worked for Prewitt Manufacturing, Pratt & Whitney during WWII, the Pleasant Hill Garment Factory, later retiring as an electronics assembler from Bendix in 1975.

Verna had a strong work ethic to which she attributed her long life. She also lived life to its fullest, enjoying each and every day. She was spunky and full of life, always ready for the next adventure. She loved playing cards and spending time with her family.

She was a member of Pleasant Hill First Christian Church for over 70 years, where she had been active in several areas, especially the CWF. She was a former member of the Rebekah’s and the Bit and Spur Club.

Verna was preceded in death by two brothers, Floyd Cary and Clyde Cary; and three sisters, Pearl Fitzgeral, Dora Lee Cull, and Blanche Bierent.

She is survived by one son Charles Walker and his wife Linda, of Pleasant Hill; one daughter Doreen Weber, of Pleasant Hill; seven grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; 14 great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. May 30 at the funeral home. Reverend D. Kent Deubner of First Christian Church officiated. Interment was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Casket bearers were Gerald Bagby, Danny Knox, Jack Parris, Bruce Sloan, Danny Vaughn and Gene Walker. Honorary casket bearers were Shorty Hamilton, Arlin Vaughn and Bernie Vaughn.

Visitation was one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Pleasant Hill First Christian Church Building and may be sent in care of the funeral home.

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

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

Lula Ann Dunkin

Dec. 27, 1932 - May 28, 2013

Lula Ann Dunkin, 80, of Belton, died Tuesday, May 28, 2013.

Lula was born Dec. 27, 1932, in Moniteau County, the daughter of Sidney C. and Virginia M. Jenkins Dunkin.

She is survived by her brother, Gail Dunkin and wife Rosalie and three nephews, Greg Dunkin and wife Evelyn of Chicago, Ill., Barry Dunkin and wife Linda of Lee’s Summit, and Jeff Dunkin of Tulsa, Okla.

There will be private family services at a later date. Inurnment will be in Belton Cemetery.

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

Uva Mae Highley

Dec. 1, 1925 - May 28, 2013

Uva Mae Highley, 87, of Harrisonville, was born Dec. 1, 1925, near Adrian, the daughter of James Grayson and Ethel Effie (Miller) Dade. She died Tuesday, May 28, 2013, at her home.

On Feb. 19, 1943, Uva Mae was united in marriage to William James Highley.

Uva Mae was a homemaker. She was a member of Everett Community Church near Archie since April 25, 1965. She was very active in the church by teaching Sunday School and VBS for many years, as well as being the Sunday School Secretary for a few years. Uva Mae enjoyed baking, crocheting, reading Christian books and spending time with her family.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William James Highley on March 26, 1984; three brothers, Roy Lee, Earl Clayton and Basil Price Dade and a sister, Mildred Fern Rosier.

Uva Mae is survived by her son, Terry J. Highley and wife Lela, Harrisonville; three grandchildren, Ron Highley and wife Victoria, Melanie Troby and husband Stacy and Randy Highley and wife Cari; six great-grandchildren, Jamie Highley, Paige Goddard, Dustin Troby, Jeremiah Troby, Raegan Highley and Lliam Highley; four great-great-grandchildren, Warren Highley, Guillermo Ramirez, Payton Troby and Addisyn Goddard; other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were June 1 at Everett Community Church, near Archie, with burial in Crescent Hill Cemetery, near Adrian, with Pastor Larry Hess officiating.

Family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Church Memorial Fund.

To send the family online condolences, please visit www.dickeyfh.com.

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

Ola Stubbs

Sept. 7, 1918 - May 29, 2013

Ola Stubbs, 94, of Cleveland, died Wednesday, May 29, 2013. The world was blessed with Ola’s birth Sept. 7, 1918, and she married her love, Bill Stubbs, in 1938 in West Plains.

Ola loved her family and her life was consumed by her children Walt, Ruby, Billy, Mary, Gary, Peggy, and Rick. Ola’s goal in life was to make the best loving home for her family. With Ola’s strong will, she built a new home for her family, board by board, in West Plains. After a few years, she was able to purchase a home in Kansas City, creating more opportunities for her children to succeed in their life goals.

Along with Ola’s love for her family, was her love for quilting. Her beautiful work was envied by all. She had quite a green thumb, growing beautiful roses year after year. And she was proudly baptized in January 2013.

Preceded in Ola’s death is her husband Bill Stubbs, her parents Henry Press and Martha Collins, her daughter Mary Greer, three grandsons Michael, Jeremy, and Steven Stubbs, and one great-grandson Brandon Schons.

Ola is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law Walter and Earlene Stubbs, Billy and Sheila Stubbs, Gary and Cyndi Stubbs, Rick and Nita Stubbs; and her daughters and sons-in-law Ruby and Larry Higginbotham and Peggy and Frank Taylor. Furthermore, Ola was survived by her sister Flora Sanders, 21 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren, and 13 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. May 31 at Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, with burial in Freeman Cemetery with Chaplain Edwin Peeples officiating.

To send the family online condolences, please visit www.dickeyfh.com.

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

Robert Lee Gibbons

May 16, 1937 - May 30, 2013

Robert Lee Gibbons, 76, of Pleasant Hill, died Thursday, May 30, 2013.

Bob was a U.S. Army veteran, proudly serving two years with the 82nd Airborne and two years with the 11th Airborne.

Visitation was June 2 at the funeral home. Graveside funeral services and military honors were June 3 at Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Full military honor was conducted by the U.S. Army and Pleasant Hill Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 3118 Honor Guard.

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.

Willa Marie Hammons

Oct. 26, 1919 - May 30, 2013

Willa Marie Hammons, 93, of Pleasant Hill, died Thursday, May 30, 2013, at Pleasant Hill Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Funeral services were June 4 at the funeral home. Reverend D. Kent Deubner of First Christian Church officiated. Interment was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Visitation prior the service.

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.

LaVon Bernice McClintock

April 3, 1919 - May 30, 2013

LaVon Bernice McClintock, 94, of Independence, died Thursday, May 30, 2013, at her daughter’s home, surrounded with love and family.

Funeral services were June 1 at the funeral home. Chaplain Theresa Dembeck officiated. Interment will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Visitation was at 10 a.m.

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

Raylee Marie Harris

May 10, 1960 - May 31, 2013

Raylee Marie Harris, 53, of Harrisonville, died Friday, May 31, 2013, at her home.

Raylee was born May 10, 1960, in San Bernardino, Calif., the daughter of Raymond and Leota (Satterfield) Harris, III. She had worked at Murphy Oil in Harrisonville for over 10 years.

She is survived by her mother and stepfather, Leota Harris and Skip Bayless, of Harrisonville; her father, Raymond Harris, III, of Delaware; one son, Michael Miller, Jr., of the home; two daughters, Abigail Miller, Lee’s Summit, and Jaime Annmarie DelRossi and husband, Mike, Philadelphia, Pa.; two brothers, Ray Harris, IV, Cape Coral, Fla. and James Harris and wife, Dawn, Ft. Mill, S.C.; one sister, Dianna Rudnick, Philadelphia, Pa., and two grandchildren, Angelina Duncan and Joshua DelRossi.

There will be a Celebration of Life service at 3 p.m. Monday, June 10, at Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville with visitation from 2 to 3 p.m.

Cremation.

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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