April 18 Obits

April 18, 2014 

Ret. USAF MSgt. Philip Edward Farrow

March 18, 1939-April 8, 2014

Ret. USAF MSgt. Philip Edward Farrow, 75, of Peculiar, was born March 18, 1939, in Washington, D.C., the son of Howard Kinnard and Emily Mary (Parrish) Farrow. He died Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at his home.

On May 1, 1970, Philip was united in marriage to Judith Ann Ostrowski at Ramey Air Force Base in Puerto Rico.

Philip was a veteran of the U.S. Navy for 10 years and served with the Air Force for 12 years, where he retired as a Master Sergeant in 1977. From 1977-1988, Philip was a car salesman for Boots Williams Ford and then from 1988-1995 was a salesman for Don Kahan Chevy, Lee’s Summit. Philip was a member of the Disabled Veterans, Masonic Lodge No. 450 A.F. & A.M., and the Eastern Star, both of Belton, and the Scottish Rite, Kansas City. He enjoyed gardening, flowers, taking care of his lawn and restoring old cars.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Philip is survived by his wife Judy Farrow of the home; four sons, James Farrow and wife Sandey, Grandview, Richard Farrow and wife Kate, Belton, Scott Farrow, Harrisonville, Philip Edward Farrow Jr. and wife Estaphana, Ft. Worth, Texas; three daughters, Mary Del Gonzales and husband Fred, Omak, Wash., Cynthia Mauer and husband James, Sioux City, Iowa, Patricia Bass and husband Marshall, Ricardo, Texas; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two brothers, Donnie and Robert Farrow; other relatives and friends.

There was a Masonic Service on April 14 at Dickey Funeral Home with a Full Military Service provided by the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard, Whiteman Air Force Base, Knob Noster.

In lieu of flowers, family suggests memorial contributions to the Disabled Veterans or the Masonic Lodge No. 450 A.F. & A.M., Belton.

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.

Frances Elizabeth LaRue

Aug. 22, 1924 - April 9, 2014

Frances Elizabeth LaRue, 89, of Harrisonville, died Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at Golden Years Care Center in Harrisonville.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. April 12 at Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville. Burial was in Clearfork Cemetery in Garden City. Visitation was 7-8:30 p.m. April 11 at Atkinson Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association.

Frances was born Aug. 22, 1924, in Cooper, Okla., the daughter of Frank M. and Florence E. (Edwards) Galloway. She was a 1942 graduate of Webb City, Okla., High School.

She married Wylie Barton LaRue on June 9, 1945. Frances was a resident of Cass County. She worked at Cass County Title Company for 13 years before going into real estate. She was a member of Harrisonville BPW and Sycamore Grove Mennonite Church in Garden City.

Frances was preceded in death by her parents, four sisters, one brother and her husband Wylie on June 3, 1997.

She is survived by one son, Wylie Barton LaRue III, Freeman; two daughters, Barb McMillian, Garden City, and Maxine Williams, Stover; four grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

Online condolences may be made to atkinsonfuneralhome.com.

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

Esther Marie Summers

April 25, 1912 - April 9, 2014

Esther Marie Summers, 101, of Raymore, formerly of Adrian, died Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at Foxwood Springs Living Center in Raymore. Funeral services were April 12 at Atkinson Funeral Home in Adrian with burial in Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian. Esther was born to Charles and Fannie Gutshall.

Online condolences may be made to atkinsonfuneralhome.com.

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

Erin S (Jones) VanAcker

Aug. 11, 1974 - April 9, 2014

Erin Sue (Jones) VanAcker, 39, of Harrisonville, died Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City. Funeral services were April 12 at Faith Baptist Church in Harrisonville, under the direction of Atkinson Funeral Home, Harrisonville. Burial was in Orient Cemetery in Harrisonville. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the Lynn H. Kindred M.D. Cardiac Catherization Lab fund at The University of Kansas Hospital. Checks should be made payable to KU Endowment and sent to Hospital Fund Development, 2330 Shawnee Mission Pkwy., Suite 302, Westwood, KS 66205.

Erin was born Aug. 11, 1974, in Independence, the daughter of John David “J. D.” and Ginger Sue (Schmoll) Jones. She was a 1992 graduate of Harrisonville High School and received her LPN degree from Nevada Tech, Class of ’93. She married Jim VanAcker on Oct. 8, 2011, at Faith Baptist Church in Harrisonville. She was a lifelong resident of Harrisonville.

Erin worked as an LPN for St. Luke’s Liver/Transplant Office in Kansas City. She was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Harrisonville and the Bayard Chapter No. 179, Order of Eastern Star, Harrisonville. She collected cookie jars and salt and pepper shakers.

Erin was preceded in death by her father, J. D. Jones, and a half brother, Chris Jones, her maternal grandparents, Henry and Mabel Schmoll, and her paternal grandparents, Clyde and Sarah Jones.

She is survived by her husband, Jim, of the home; her mother and stepfather, Ginger and James C. Holt, Harrisonville; one brother, Jeff Jones and wife, Nicole, Newton, Kan.; half sister, Danna Moore and husband, Mac, Mansfield; three stepdaughters, Ashley, Korryn and Karlee VanAcker, all of Blue Springs, and an uncle, Bill Schmoll, Blue Springs.

Online condolences may be made to atkinsonfuneralhome.com.

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

Hollie Ray Stebbins Jr.

April 10, 2014

Hollie Ray Stebbins Jr., 86, of Garden City, died Thursday, April 10, 2014, at Belton Regional Medical Center, Belton.

Cremation.

No services scheduled.

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.

Robert Dale Wilmoth

Jan. 31, 1955 - April 11, 2014

Robert Dale Wilmoth, 59, of Lee’s Summit, formerly of Pleasant Hill, died Friday, April 11, 2014, at Lee’s Summit Medical Center. Cremation. There will be a memorial service at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 19, at the funeral home. Visitation will be at 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Inurnment to follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

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.

James Francis Davenport

May 17, 1927 - April 12, 2014

James Francis Davenport, 86, of Harrisonville, died Saturday, April 12, 2014, at Crown Care Center in Harrisonville. Memorial services were April 16 at Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville.

Jim was born May 17, 1927, in Harrisonville, the son of James Johnson and Hazel Dell (Stephens) Davenport. He married Barbara Ann (Hamilton) Wilborn on Aug. 2, 1991, in Indianola, Iowa. Jim was a U.S. Army WWII veteran and retired from the Army National Guard as a helicopter crew chief. He had worked for Western Electric/AT&T for 19 years before retiring in 1971. He was a member of Antioch Southern Baptist Church in Harrisonville.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Helen, and his wife, Barbara, on March 26, 2011.

He is survived by two daughters, Sharon Hart and her husband, Mike, Harrisonville, and Arlene Miller and her husband, Ralph, Bates City; one stepdaughter, Margie Barrows, Mattapoisett, Mass.; one nephew, Larry Wayne Armstrong, of Kansas, and one grandson, Elijah Andrew Hart.

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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