July 5 Obits

July 5, 2013 

Mona Jean Jones

Aug. 12, 1929 - June 11, 2013

Mona Jean Jones, 83, of Harrisonville, died Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at Benchmark Healthcare of Harrisonville.

She had lived in Michigan over 60 years before moving to Harrisonville in 2003. She was an LPN.

Inurnment will be in Craighead Forest Cemetery in Jonesboro, Ark.


Online condolences may be made to atkinsonfuneralhome. com.

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

David Edward Smith, Sr.

April 11, 1934 - June 17, 2013

David Edward Smith, of Belton, died Monday, June 17, 2013. Ed was born April 11, 1934, in Martinsburg, Pa.

He was drafted into the Army at age 22, and stationed in Washington, D.C., where he was assigned the White House and worked in the Communications Center as a cryptographer. In 1958, he and Sandra Kraft were united in marriage. He received his B.A. from Washington Bible College and his Master’s Degree from Calvary Theological Seminary.

As a young man of 20, he trusted Christ as his Savior, and his greatest desire was to serve the Lord in Christian ministry. After serving in pastoral ministry for several years, the Lord led Ed and his family as missionaries to Guadalajara, Mexico, where he had a part in the establishment of two churches, both of which are thriving today. In 1977, he and his family moved to Kansas City, where Ed joined the faculty of Calvary Bible College and enjoyed seven years helping to train young men and women for ministry. During his years at Calvary, he was instrumental in helping to establish the Open Door Bible Church in Belton.

In 1984, he was appointed Director of Mid-America Mission, a church-planting and camping ministry. During this time, he was able to help many struggling churches in the Arkansas, Kansas and Missouri areas. He had a special desire to see a church started in the Stilwell area of Kansas, and in the mid-‘80s began a Bible study, which led to the establishment of the Grace Bible Church in Stilwell. In 1998, Ed had heart surgery with complications, which left him unable to continue in full-time ministry.

Ed was preceded in death by his sisters, Joanne and Lorna, and two brothers, Simon Jr., and Richard. He is survived by his wife, Sandra; one brother, Robert; sons David and his wife, Trisha; Daniel and his wife Wendy; and four grandchildren Isaac, Savannah, Sarah, and Josiah.

Funeral services were June 21 at Grace Bible Church in Stilwell, Kan., with internment in the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville. Memorial gifts may be given to Eleos Ministry to the Homeless, 409 Garfield St., Kansas City, MO 64124; or to Blue River Bible Church Missions Fund, 15608 Fairchild Dr., Kansas City, MO 64147.

Phillip E. Cook

Jan. 12, 1943 - June 20, 2013

Phillip E. Cook, 70, of Harrisonville, died Thursday, June 20, 2013, at KU Medical Center. Phil was born in Turlock, Calif., on Jan. 12, 1943.

Cremation with a private Celebration of Life ceremony has been planned for family and friends

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

Jerry Lee Hammond, Sr.

Sept. 4, 1947 - June 22, 2013

Jerry Lee Hammond, Sr., was born Sept. 4, 1947, in Jeffersonville, Ind. He died Saturday, June 22, 2013, in Pleasant Hill.

Jerry served his country in the Vietnam war and was awarded a Bronze Star for his sacrifice and bravery.


No services scheduled.

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

Alta Louise Pulliam

Nov. 3, 1922 - June 22, 2013

Alta Louise Pulliam, 90, of Garden City, was born Nov. 3, 1922, in Urich, the daughter of Johnnie Earl Beamon and Opal Marie (Page) Beamon. She died Saturday, June 22, 2013, at Crown Care Center in Harrisonville, surrounded by family and friends.

On Dec. 17, 1938, Alta Louise was united in marriage to Burris Pulliam in Stockton, Calif.

Louise was a homemaker and caregiver for family and friends. She earlier had been employed by P N Hirsh and Bargain Barn in Harrisonville, Hallmark Cards and the Lake City Army Ammunitions Plant in Independence. Louise was a member of First Baptist Church of Garden City. She enjoyed working outside in the yard, drinking coffee with friends, making desserts, cooking and taking care of her family. She has lived in Garden City for many years and before that lived in Harrisonville and other homes in Cass County.

Alta Louise was preceded in death by her parents, husband Burris Pulliam on June 18, 1989, daughters Loretta Dawson on April 23, 1993, and Donita Askew on July 26, 1982, son Derald Pulliam on July 11, 1976, granddaughters Misty Atwood and Amanda Pulliam and daughter-in-law Connie Pulliam.

She is survived by her son Burris Pulliam, of Clinton, and Johnnie Pulliam, of Higginsville, 10 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, five great-great grandchildrenm and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral services were June 26 at Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City, with interment in Garden City Cemetery, Garden City.

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

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

Georgia Mae Foote

Jan. 13, 1929 - June 24, 2013

Georgia Mae (Wilburn) Foote, 84, of Archie, died Monday, June 24, 2013, at Adrian Manor Nursing Home in Adrian.

Georgia was born Jan. 13, 1929, in Harrisonville, the daughter of George August and Mabel Theo (Ephland) Unnewehr. She grew up in the Lone Tree community and graduated from Archie High School in 1946. She became a Christian at an early age and was a devout Christian all of her life. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Archie at her death. Georgia married Roy Wilburn, Jr., on June 5, 1948. To this union four children were born, Vicki, Terry, Christy and Randy. Together they owned and operated a dairy farm until his death in a car accident on Oct. 10, 1969. Georgia married Donald Foote on Nov. 27, 1971, and farmed with him until retirement in 1991 when they moved to Warsaw. There, they enjoyed fishing and socializing with their good neighbors and friends. When health issues became more prominent, Don and Georgia moved back to the Archie community to be near their families. Georgia moved to Adrian Manor Nursing Home on Dec. 31, 2012, where she remained until her death.

Georgia was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, John, and her sister, Margaret. She is survived by her husband, Don, of the home; two sons, Terry Wilburn and Randy Wilburn and his wife, Cheri, all of Archie; two daughters, Vicki Yoakum, Topeka, Kan., and Christy Ogle and her husband, Clell, Archie; two stepdaughters, Jeannette Gwinn and her husband, David, Lone Jack, and Cindy Drury and her husband, Rick, Archie; one brother, Fred Unnewehr; two sisters, Virginia Reeder and Betty Calhoon; nine grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and six step-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were June 29 at First Baptist Church in Archie with burial in Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Online condolences may be made to atkinsonfuneralhome. com.

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

George Esley Arzberger

June 30, 2013

George Esley Arzberger, 101, formerly of La Cygne, Kan., died Sunday June 30, 2013, at Golden Years Nursing Home in Harrisonville.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 6, at Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory La Cygne Chapel. Visitation will be at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Oak Lawn Cemetery.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.schneiderfunerals. com.

Arrangements: Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory La Cygne Chapel.

Debra Lynn Newell

June 30, 2013

Debra Newell, 54, of Peculiar, died Sunday, June 30, 2013, at St. Luke’s Hospital.

Debra is survived by her husband, daughter, two sons, two granddaughters, step-father, one sister, and three brothers.

There was a gathering for family and close friends July 3, at her home.

Condolences may be shared with the family at www.Cremation CenterKC.com.

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