March 28 Obits

March 28, 2014 

Bobby Leonard Thomas, Sr.

Nov. 18, 1962-March 17, 2014

Bobby Leonard Thomas, Sr., 51, of Independence, was born in Tawas, Mich., the son of Jerald Joseph and Caroline Rose (Styles) Thomas. He died Monday, March 17, 2014, at North Kansas City Hospital.

Cremation has been accorded.

No services are scheduled at this time.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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

Estella J. Robinett

March 19, 2014

Estella Jane Robinett, 94, formerly of Pleasant Hill, was born, March 15, 1920, the daughter of Syranus Griffith, Sr., and Clara Zettine (Bunnell) Griffith. She died Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at Meadowview Health Care Center in Harrisonville. Private graveside services were in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

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

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

Ashley Renee Martin

March 20, 2014

Ashley Renee Martin, 21, died Thursday, March 20, 2014. Heaven reclaimed a beautiful angel that day.

She is survived by her daughter, Teairra Marie Martin, 6, and many relatives and friends.

Cremation. The memorial service was March 25 at Maywood Baptist Church, Independence.

More information can be found at www.reflectionsmemorial

Reflections Memorial Services LLC, 14 Westport Rd., Kansas City, MO 64111; 816-561-0101.

Loura L. Swaney

Feb. 1, 1930 - March 20, 2014

Loura L. Swaney, 84, of Harrisonville, surrounded by her loving family, died Thursday, March 20, 2014, at Rehabilitation Center of Raymore.

Memorial services were at 10:30 a.m. March 22 at First Baptist Church of Harrisonville, 504 W. Wall St., Harrisonville, MO 64701.

Loura was born February 1, 1930, in Lone Tree, the daughter of Schuyler and Carrie Hollett Bennett. She lived her life in the Cass County area raising her family and working as a machine setter at the Western Electric plant in Lee’s Summit for 27 years. She was blessed to retire early to more fully engage two life activities she most enjoyed: cruising by ship to exotic places with friends and investing her time in three generations of her “kids.”

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Donald Swaney.

She is survived by her four children: William Miller, II, and wife Maria of San Diego, Calif.; Samuel Miller and wife Sabra of Raymore; Alice Edwards and husband Bo of East Lynne; Jacob Miller and wife Phyllis of Harrisonville; and her sister, Martha Jane Sammer, of Portland, Ore.; as well as Jim and Kay Walkingstick of Belton and their children Cherie, Jesse and Joy, all of whom she considered hers and treated as her own. Loura has nine grandchildren: Jolene, Steffany, Philip, Kahra, Richard, Aaron, Renee’, Daniel and Michael. There are 10 great-grandchildren: Lilliana, Julienne, Piper, Dillon, Sadie Elizabeth, Isabella, Mikaela, Ava Renee’, Falicia Ann and Charlie.

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

Richard Eugene Ray

March 21, 2014

Richard Eugene Ray was born March 28, 1953, in Lexington and died Friday, March 21, 2014, at his home in Cleveland. He was the son of William A. and Ruth L. (Hunter) Ray.

Richard proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force for four years, with an honorable discharge.

There was a graveside service March 26 at Cleveland Cemetery, with Pastor Lyle Schow officiating.

Military Honors at the gravesite were presented by the U.S. Air Force from Whiteman AFB, Knob Noster, and Missouri Military Funeral Honors Team from V.F.W. Post No. 3118 of Pleasant Hill.

Arrangements: Wallace Funeral Home, 302 W. Main St., Cleveland, MO 64734; 816-540-3125.

Elizabeth Jane Courcy

Feb. 9, 1946 - March 23, 2014

Elizabeth “Beth” Jane Willerton Courcy, 68, of Archie, died Sunday, March 23, 2014, at her home.

There was a graveside memorial service March 26 at Crescent Hill Cemetery in Adrian.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Adrian Ministerial Alliance.

Online condolences may be made to

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

Waldo Patrick

March 24, 2014

Waldo Patrick, 74, of Urich, died Monday, March 24, 2014, at Research Medical Center, Kansas City. The family received friends March 26 at Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, March 28, at Printy Funeral Home, 405 Cherry St., Carthage, IL 62321; 217-357-3144.

To send the family online condolences, please visit

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

Florence Bailey

March 25, 2014

Florence Bailey, 89, of Peculiar, died Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at Rehabilitaion Center of Raymore.

Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. March 27 at Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville. Family will receive friends 6-7 p.m. Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 29, at Greenwood Cemetery, Fredericksburg, Texas.

To send the family online condolences, please visit

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

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