May 16 Obits

May 16, 2014 

Peggy Ann Renfrow

Dec. 1, 1941 - May 5, 2014

Peggy Ann Renfrow, 72, of Adrian, died Monday, May 5, 2014, at Menorah Medical Center in Overland Park, Kan. Memorial services were May 10 at Archie United Methodist Church in Archie under the direction of Atkinson Funeral Home, Harrisonville. Inurnment was in Graceland Cemetery in Weston at 3 p.m. Saturday.

Peggy was born Dec. 1, 1941, in Kansas City, the daughter of Robert Neil and Barbara Jean (Frazer) Bruce. Peggy was raised in Kansas City by her grandmother, Ella Frazer. She moved to Archie in 1957 and was a 1959 graduate of Archie High School.

Peggy owned and operated The Vinery flower shop in Adrian for 10 years. She was a member of Archie United Methodist Church and also played the organ for church services and the piano for the choir for most of her adult life. She had just played for the choir Easter cantata last month and had finally retired from that position.

Peggy was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, Carla Ann Reed on March 5, 2010, and a granddaughter, Ashley Michelle Tabor, on Dec. 15, 2010.

She is survived by one daughter, Kim Reed (Charley), Adrian; one half-sister, Nancy Mangas (Jim), Lee’s Summit; five grandchildren, Elizabeth Davis, Joshua Reed, Sarah Yoder, Alyssa Tabor and Dalton Osborn; and 11 great-grandchildren.

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

Edward Paul Schug, Jr.

Sept. 10, 1953 - May 5, 2014

Edward Paul Schug, Jr., 60, of Temecula, Calif., died Monday, May 5, 2014, at Hemet Valley Medical Center in Hemet, Calif.

He was born Sept. 10, 1953, the son of the late Edward and Helen Schug, of Peculiar. Paul grew up in Peculiar and graduated from Raymore-Peculiar High School in 1971. He worked in the equipment parts business, first in Missouri and later in California, until retirement, then established a computer repair service, which he ran until his death.

He moved to California in the early 1980s and was married to Doreen Pence in 1985. She survives of the home. He also leaves one daughter, three step-daughters, three grandchildren, four step-grandchildren and one sister, Mary Dobson, of Raymore.

Visitation was May 12 at England Family Mortuary in Temecula and graveside services were May 13 at Temecula Cemetery.

Mary Helen Dickerson

Sept. 5, 1916 - May 6, 2014

Mary Helen (Adams) Dickerson, 97, of Raymore, was born in Milan, Mo., the daughter of Moses and Adeline (Sheldon) Adams. She died Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at Raymore Rehab. She had been under the care of Crossroads Hospice for several weeks.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Lea; siblings, Emily Duncan, Queen Ethridge, Noyes Adams and Levi Adams. She is survived by her children, Don (LeeEtta) Dickerson of Chandler, Ariz.; Larry (Darlene of Pleasant Hill) Dickerson of Mesa, Ariz.; Karen (Ron) Hillson of Raymore; two sisters, Margaret Ware of Kenai, Alaska, and Ines King of Milan; grandchildren, Kristi and Brittni Kilton of Belton, Sandi (Kent) Freidhof of Blue Springs; Rian Freidhof of Irvine, Calif.; Paige Freidhof of W. Des Moines, Iowa; Renee (Greg) Ingram of Liberty; Dave (Jana) Dickerson of Sugar Creek; Rachelle (Jason) Harris of Florida; Matt Dickerson and Diana (James) Zappola of Mesa, Ariz.

Services were May 12 at Floral Hills Funeral Home with Pastor Curt Fieleke of South Haven Baptist Church conducting the services. Pall bearers were Kevin Adams, Dave and Matt Dickerson, Jim Duncan, Kent Freidhof, Tanner Gragg, Jason Harris and Greg Ingram.

The songs Mary Helen picked out earlier to be sung at her funeral were Sweet Hour of Prayer, The Old Rugged Cross and Good Night Here and Good Morning Up There.

She was a member of the South Haven Baptist Church and the Joy Sunday School Class.

Darrel Otis Turner

Dec. 16, 1931 - May 6, 2014

Darrel Otis Turner, 82, of Raytown, was born in Vale, Ore., the son of Albert and Dorthea Turner. He died Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at Autumn Terrace Health and Rehabilitation, Raytown.

Cremation. There was a Celebration of Life Service May 21 at Harrisonville Church of the Nazarene with inurnment in Belton Cemetery.

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

Korrie Shanon Chaney

Sept. 29, 1972 - May 7, 2014

Forever In Our Hearts

Korrie Shanon Chaney, of Prairie Village, died Wednesday, May 7, 2014, embraced and surrounded by his wife, family and best friend. Memorial services were May 12 at Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville.

Korrie was born Sept. 29, 1972, in Harrisonville to Lennie and Alma (Payne) Chaney. The day was beautiful and warm. He was welcomed home by everyone but his older sister Kellie. He survived his first months despite her attempts to take him out. The siblings later partnered up to keep their baby brother Tate from trouble.

Korrie started his education at East Lynne Elementary where he met his first best friends. The family moved to Bristow, Okla., when he was 9. His friends will attest to his corruption by the Okies he met there. He would later bring his outlaw skills to Harrisonville High School where he graduated in 1991.

He attended Central Missouri State where he took business classes. He would use this knowledge and everything his dad taught him to run his own General Contracting Business in Kansas City.

His running days slowed when he met the love of his life Sarah Wernex in 1993. She became the Tennille to his Captain, the Lucy to his Desi, and the Bonnie to his Clyde.

His greatest accomplishment came on June 23, 2001, when he convinced Sarah to marry him. They had a beautiful outdoor wedding with all of their family and friends in attendance.

Korrie’s tough exterior crumbled when the second love of his life was born on May 29, 2003. Piper McKinnis with her beautiful brown eyes wrapped him around her finger the minute she was born. He became a big mush when another brown-eyed girl was born Aug. 9, 2006. Zoe Dow, the third love of his life, ruined him.

Korrie always knew his life would be short so he lived it the way he wanted. He was a rebel, a fighter, and was loved by so many. He will always be remembered for his caring and gentle manner. He left too soon.

He is survived by his wife Sarah, two daughters Piper and Zoe, his parents Lennie Chaney and Alma Chaney, his grandmother Jean Payne, his siblings Kellie Robertson and Tate Chaney, his nieces Taylor, Brooke, Payton and Aubrey, his nephew Harbor, and many family and friends.

An education fund has been established for his young daughters. Donations can be made out to Kellie Robertson c/o Piper and Zoe Chaney and mailed to Pony Express Bank, 215 N State Route 291, Liberty, MO 64068-1027.

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

Donald “Don” Dean Johnson

Jan. 5, 1931 - May 7, 2014

Donald “Don” Dean Johnson, 83, of Lee’s Summit, died Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at St. Luke’s East Hospital in Lee’s Summit.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Monday, May 12, at Adrian Christian Church in Adrian, with visitation 10-11 a.m. at the church. Burial was in Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions may be made to Adrian Athletic Department, c/o Adrian High School, in honor of “Don Johnson, Class of 1949/” He was an avid Youth Sports Fan.

Don was born Jan. 5, 1931, to Lynwood and Lorene (Marshall) Johnson in Adrian. After graduating from Adrian School, he worked for Kansas City Southern Railroad until he was drafted into the U.S. Army in April 1952. After being discharged from the Army in 1954, he used the G.I. Bill to complete Carpenter’s Training in Kansas City. He was the owner of a construction company and worked in residential construction for most of his life. After retiring from construction, Don worked as co-owner of A&A/MoJo’s Backflow Services with his son Monte.

On June 6, 1954, Don married Wilma “Arlene” Jones in Kansas City at Beaumont Baptist Church. Don and Arlene celebrated 59 years and 11 months of marriage before his passing. They have three children, eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Don was preceded in death by his parents and brother Leland Johnson. He is survived by his wife Arlene of the home; one brother, Larry Johnson and wife Francine of Lee’s Summit; three sisters, Jeweldine Smith of Adrian, Rita Scott of Adrian, and Linda Zelazny and husband Gerald of Sierra Vista, Ariz.; three children, Ron Johnson of Fayetteville, Ark., Cheryl (Johnson) Neeley and husband Mark of Independence, Monte Johnson and wife Charlotte of Adrian; eight grandchildren, LaChae, Luke, Nicole, Eileen, Samantha, Ashley, Anson (Donald) and Abbie; five great-grandchildren, Taylor, Jonathan, Colin, Hayden and Evangeline. He also is survived by numerous nieces, nephews and lifelong friends.

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

Nadine Sidebottom

May 7, 2014

Nadine Sidebottom, 84, of Harrisonville, died Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at Research Medical Center, Kansas City. She is survived by a son, a daughter, four brothers, two sisters, five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, other relatives and many friends.

Cremation. Memorial service at a later date.

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

Glenn L. “Red” Slaughter

April 4, 1940 - May 8, 2014

Glenn L. “Red” Slaughter, 74, of Belton, died Thursday, May 8, 2014.

Memorial services were at 11 a.m. Monday, May 12, at Cullen Funeral Home with visitation 10-11 a.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave., Kansas City, MO 64105.

Glenn was born April 4, 1940, in Chariton, the son of Glenn and Winfred Enyeart Slaughter.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Ryan Slaughter.

He is survived by his wife Penny of 46 years; son, James F. Slaughter, and wife Sue; daughter, Amy L. Mathes, and husband Timothy McDaniel; sister, Sharon Stella (Donald); and two grandchildren, Ethan and Riley.

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

Leslie “Les” Allen Zellmer

May 12, 2014

Leslie “Les” Allen Zellmer, 56, of Creighton, died Monday, May 12, 2014, at his home near Creighton. Funeral services were at 7 p.m. May 15 at Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City, with cremation following. Family received friends 6-7 p.m Inurnment will be at a later date at Parker Cemetery, Creighton.

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

Lyle Baker

Aug. 19, 1933 - May 13, 2014

Lyle Baker, 80, of Archie, died Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at his home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 17, at First Baptist Church in Archie, with burial in Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Friday, May 16 at the church. A complete obituary will be in next week’s Cass County Democrat Missourian.

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Arrangements: Atkinson Funeral Home, 104 W. Walnut, Archie, MO 64725; 816-293-5566.

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