June 28 Obits

June 28, 2013 

Kalan Michael Littlefield

Dec. 18, 1995 - June 16, 2013

Kalan Micheal Littlefield, 17, died in an accident Sunday, June 16, 2013, near Harrisonville.

The funeral service for Kalan was June 22 at Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill, with Rev. Thomas Shelton and Rev. Linda C. Collins officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

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

Mearl Keith Mills

July 29, 1925 - June 17, 2013

Mearl Keith Mills, 87, of Harrisonville, died Monday, June 17, 2013, at Crown Care Center in Harrisonville. Mearl was born July 29, 1925, in Warsaw, the son of Arthur Thurman and Amy German (Walthall) Mills.

He was a 1943 graduate of Warsaw High School and a graduate of University of Missouri in Columbia with a degree in agricultural chemistry. He was a WWII Army veteran. He married Ethel Hester Upton on June 19, 1955, at Lawndale Baptist Church in Kansas City. Mearl worked for Armco Steel as a Lead Chemist for 30 years before his retirement in 1981. He had lived in Lee’s Summit for 42 years before moving to Harrisonville in 2002. He was a member of American Society of Chemists, First Baptist Church of Harrisonville, a former member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Lee’s Summit, and Harrisonville American Legion.

Mearl was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Hester, Harrisonville; two sons, Ronald “Ron” Keith Mills and his wife, Cathy, Stanwood, Wash., and Randall Mills and his wife, Susan, Plano, Texas; one daughter, Linda Mills, Belton, Texas; and four grandchildren, Brad, Christina, Amanda and Stephanie.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 22, at Reser Funeral Home in Warsaw. Burial was in Turkey Creek Cemetery in Warsaw. Visitation was 6-8 p.m. June 21 at Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville. Memorial contributions may be made to Harrisonville American Legion.

Online condolences may be made to atkinsonfuneralhome.com.

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

John William Reynolds

May 7, 1971 - June 19, 2013

John William Reynolds, of Raymore, died Wednesday, June 19, 2013, in Raymore. John was born May 7, 1971, in Kansas City.

John married the love of his life, Erin (Werner) Reynolds, on Oct. 9, 2004, and together they created a beautiful family of three children, William, 7, Addison, 6, and Eloise, 19 months.

John was a loving and patient father and husband, he was truly dedicated to his entire family. His family meant everything to him. He was an avid Mizzou fan and loved sports, especially watching and coaching his kids. John could always make his family and friends laugh, his sense of humor and quick wit will be greatly missed.

For the past 16 years, John was a dedicated employee of Transamerica Life & Protection as Director of Underwriting. John was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Lee’s Summit.

John was preceded in death by his father John Albert Reynolds in 1983 and his grandfather William Eugene Reynolds in 1990.

Besides his wife and family, John leaves behind his mother, Glenda Holman and step-father Bob of Raymore; brother, Eric Reynolds of Blue Springs; step-brother, Bryan Holman of Fort Collins, Colo.; grandparents Doris and William Davis of Raymore, and Dorothy Reynolds of Independence. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, and dear friends. He also was greatly loved and will be dearly missed by his mother and father-in-law, Eileen and Joe Werner of Harrisonville; Erin’s sister Anna, her husband, John, and son Owen Hennes of Overland Park, Kan., and Erin’s sister Emily Werner of Kansas City.

The visitation was 3-5 p.m. June 23 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Lee’s Summit. The burial mass was at 10 a.m. June 24 at Holy Spirit. Internment followed at Wills Cemetery in Peculiar. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to The John Reynolds Children’s Education Fund and sent to 1608 Halls Creek Ave, Raymore, MO 64083 or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

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

Harry Luther Sechrest, Jr.

July 29, 1923 - June 20, 2013

Harry Luther Sechrest, Jr., 89, of Cameron, formerly of Blue Springs and Pleasant Hill, died Thursday, June 20, 2013, at Missouri Veterans Home, Cameron.

In July of 1944, he joined the U.S. Army and served in WWII and Korea.

Cremation has been accorded. There was a memorial service June 23 at the funeral home. Reverend D. Kent Deubner officiated. Full military honors performed by the U.S. Army and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 3118 Honor Guard. Inurnment was in Strasburg Cemetery.

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

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

Marjorie May North

May 2, 1928 - June 21, 2013

Marjorie May North, 85, of Adrian, died Friday, June 21, 2013, at Adrian Manor Nursing Home in Adrian.

Funeral services were June 27 at First Baptist Church in Macks Creek with burial in Macks Creek Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church Missions Scholarship, Adrian.

Online condolences may be made to atkinsonfuneralhome.com.

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

Mildred Opal Staley

Feb. 28, 1915 - June 21, 2013

Mildred Opal Staley, 98, of Raytown, died Friday, June 21, 2013, at Wilshire at Lakewood in Lee’s Summit.

Mildred was born Feb. 28, 1915, in Adrian, the daughter of Ernest and Katherine (Miller) McCraw. She was raised in Adrian.

She married Eugene “Gene” R. Staley in 1937 in Harrisonville. Mildred moved to Raytown in 1953 and was a member of First Baptist Church in Raytown. She was a wonderful homemaker and enjoyed sewing, cooking, gardening and canning. Her main focus in life was her children and her grandchildren.

Mildred was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Gene, on March 19, 1995, one son, Robert, one grandson, Randy, three sisters and one brother. She is survived by three sons, Richard L. Staley and his wife, Treasa, Kansas City, Jim Staley and his wife, Donna, Raytown, and Jack Staley and his wife, Linda, Cave Creek, Ariz.; one daughter, Carol Murphy and her husband, Jack, Lee’s Summit; one sister, Ernestine West and her husband, Frank, Lee’s Summit; 11 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were June 25 at Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville, with burial in Crescent Hill Cemetery in Adrian. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Crossroads Hospice of Kansas City, 9237 Ward Parkway, Suite 300, Kansas City, MO 64114.

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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