June 6 Obits

June 6, 2014 

Carla Jean Joiner

Aug. 27, 1947 - May 21, 2014

Carla Jean Joiner, 66, of Peculiar, was born in Kansas City, Kan., the daughter of Carl and Wilma Skinner. She died Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at Belton Regional Medical Center, Belton.

Cremation.

There was a Celebration of Life Visitation 11 a.m.-1 p.m. June 1 at Lord’s Park in Harrisonville.

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

Dorene C Freeland

Aug. 1, 1917 - May 23, 2014

Dorene Carol Freeland, 96, of Belton, formerly of Peculiar, died Friday, May 23, 2014, at her home. Funeral services were May 29 at Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville with burial in Peculiar Cemetery, Peculiar.

Dorene was born Aug. 1, 1917, in Pittsville, Wis., the daughter of Ernest and Cora (Wilsey) Brown. She graduated from high school in Superior, Wis., 1936. She earned a beautician’s license after high school and owned and operated her own beauty shop in Melon, Wis., for several years. She eloped with her high school sweetheart, Ervine “Erv” R. Freeland, on June 26, 1939, in Carlton, Minn. Their daughter, Linda, was born in 1944. They moved to San Fernando, Calif., in 1947 where they purchased and ran a motel and a newspaper stand. Their son, Mike, was born in 1947. They later sold the motel and newsstand and moved to North Hollywood, Calif.

Dorene learned to type and went to work as a secretary for several years and retired in 1977. She had worked in Hollywood at Movie Newsreels for seven years. She then worked at Olive View Hospital in San Fernando, (civil service), for 11 years. They moved to Sacramento, Calif., and were members of Capital Christian Center gospel church. Dorene and Erv moved to Peculiar in 1992. Dorene enjoyed keeping in touch with her many friends by phone and mail. She also enjoyed spending time with her family. She loved helping others, giving gifts, and sharing whatever and whenever she could.

Dorene was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Avis and Eloise, and her husband, Erv, on Oct. 15, 2002.

She is survived by a son, Michael Freeland (Sue), Midway, Ark.; one daughter, Linda Vaters, Peculiar; six grandchildren, Steven Vaters (Jamie), Jeffrey Vaters, Tammy Stark (Darrin), Robert Vaters (Janet), David Freeland, Donald Freeland (Rebecca), and 15 great-grandchildren, Chloe Freeland, Lindsay Freeland, Sarah Freeland, Courtney Stark, Lindsay Vaters, Ashley Vaters, Cara Stark, Lexie Vaters, Kaylee Vaters, Christina Vaters, Hayden Stark, Annie Vaters, Karlie Vaters, Nick Stuckey and Katy Stuckey.

Online condolences may be made to atkinsonfuneralhome.com.

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

Cynthia “Cindy” Louise Moles

Dec. 6, 1960 - May 27, 2014

Cynthia “Cindy” Louise Moles, 53, of Harrisonville, died Tuesday, May 27, 2014, surrounded by family and friends in Kansas City. Funeral services were May 30 at Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville with burial in Crescent Hill Cemetery in Adrian.

Cindy was born Dec. 6, 1960, in Kansas City, the daughter of Franke Hampton and Georgia Jane (Wilkinson) Carlill. She was a 1979 graduate of Harrisonville High School and received an Associate’s Degree from Longview Community College. She was a lifelong resident of Harrisonville. She had worked for Sprint as a payroll tax analyst since October 1997.

Cindy is survived by her husband, Clint, and one daughter, Emily Moles, both of the home; two sons, Tyler Moles (Michelle), Springfield, and Neal Moles (Ashley), Peculiar; her mother, Jane Carlill, Harrisonville; her father and stepmother, Franke and Mary Hampton; two sisters, Nancy Noorbakhsh, Independence, and Brenda Noorbakhsh, Kansas City; one brother, Chad Hampton, Columbia, two grandchildren, Morgan McDaniel and Kolton McLanahan.

Memorial contributions may be made to Kansas City Hospice House, 1500 Meadow Lake Parkway, Suite 200, 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.

Dora Ann Sleyster

Jan. 22, 1928 - May 29, 2014

Dora Ann Sleyster, 86, of Harrisonville, was born Jan. 22, 1928, in Raytown, the daughter of James W. “Sam” and Myrtle (Clifton) Clark. Dora was always close to her mom and dad. Even though her dad died when she was 6, her mother found ways to keep her children with her and never remarried. She went to be with her Lord on Thursday, May 29, 2014, at Adrian Manor, Adrian.

On Dec. 5, 1946, Dora was united in marriage to Willard Sleyster in Raytown.

Dora asked Jesus to come into her heart at age 12 at Raytown Baptist Church and was a member of Abiding Love Baptist Church, Harrisonville. She had always been active in her work for the Lord and a leader in the church wherever she attended, even at the age of 12 she was assigned to a class of 5-year-olds and enjoyed that and watching the kids grow up. Dora was a 4-H leader, Past Regent DAR Prairie Chapter, Lee’s Summit, Harrisonville DAR Mary Sibley Chapter, Life Member and Past President of the Truman Lakewood auxiliary with 1,000 plus volunteer hours, Life Member of the Raytown Historical Society and Museum and the Cass County Historical Society. Dora was a journeyman genealogist and was one to pump all the information she could get from her grandparents, Joe and Lethay Clifton, and her great-grandmother Izora Cox. Through her genealogy work, she traced seven generations to James Nelson West from Kentucky and to Raytown. Dora was a 200 bowler, craftsman doll maker, decoupage, ceramics, quilting, cross stitching, painter and many other crafts that at one time Dora could have had her own craft shop. She operated a doll hospital, as well as owned and operated with her husband a grocery store. Her most happy days were the few years she spent on a farm in Bates County. She raised bucket calves, a few hogs and many chickens. Dora received many awards from Moorman Feed Co. for her price per pound of chicken meat and her price per egg, which developed into a weekly egg route in Raytown for a couple of years at which time, to her misgivings, the family left the farm and moved to Drexel.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, J.W.

Dora is survived by her husband of 68 years, Willard; three children, Sandy (Jim) Ellis, Urbana, James “J.B.” (Vicki Jo) and Willa all of Harrisonville; five grandchildren, Cliff (Jane), Vicki D (Jim), Jeffery, Nathan (Sara) and Jacob; nine great-grandchildren, Kirsten, Hannah, Colton, Blake, Alex, Ella, Jaxon, Ben and Kline; other relatives and many friends.

Services were June 2 at Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, with burial in Brooking Cemetery, Raytown.

Family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association or to the Abiding Love Baptist Church building fund.

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.

William James Dalton, Jr.

Aug. 23, 2012 - May 30, 2014

William James “Jimmy” Dalton, Jr., 21-month-old son of William James Dalton, Sr., died Friday, May 30, 2014, in Kansas City. There was a memorial gathering June 4 at Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville.

Jimmy was born in Emporia, Kan., the son of William James Dalton, Sr., and Mary Roop.

Online condolences may be made to atkinsonfuneralhome.com.

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

Krista Gay Kirk

June 25, 1956 - May 30, 2014

Krista Gay Kirk, 57, of Pleasant Hill, was born in Topeka, Kan., the daughter of Daniel and Hazel Fiore. She died Friday, May 30, 2014, at Research Medical Center, Kansas City. Funeral services were June 3 at the funeral home. Cremation accorded following the service; inurnment in Belton Cemetery at a later date.

Online condolences www.stanley-dickeyfunera lhome.com.

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

Janice Lee Brewster

July 5, 1948 - May 31, 2014

Janice Lee Brewster, 65, of Rich Hill, died Saturday, May 31, 2014, in Bolivar. Funeral services were June 5 at Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville with burial in Freeman Cemetery, Freeman.

Janice was born July 5, 1948, in Marshfield, the daughter of Edward and Genevieve Lee (Helms) Todd. She attended Peculiar schools and had lived in Cass County until moving to Rich Hill in 1998. Janice was a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Peculiar. She had worked for Wal-Mart in Harrisonville and Nevada for 30 years before retiring as a department manager in 2010.

Her children and her grandchildren meant the world to her. She loved the outdoors and growing all of her fruit trees. She had many friends and enjoyed spending time with them and her family. The greatest mother/wife/grandma anyone could have.

Janice was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Donna Schrock, and her husband, Phil Schrock, two brothers, Larry Todd and Robert Todd, and a daughter, Sherry Lynn Snead.

She is survived by her husband, Terry, of the home; one son, Mike Brewster, and one daughter, Rebecca Jones (Clay), all of Rich Hill; mother-in-law, Naomi “Tiny” Burton, Harrisonville; three brothers, Orville Todd (Stephane), Keith Todd (Jane), and Doyle Todd, and one sister, Gayla Mills (Jeff), all of Peculiar; seven grandchildren, John Snead, Daryl Snead, Jenny Snead, Brandon Brewster, Dalton Brewster, all of Harrisonville, Zeth Jones and Vincent Jones, Rich Hill, and seven great-grandchildren, Iris, Lucas, Tristian, RayAnne, Keith, Dylan and Hunter.

Online condolences may be made to atkinsonfuneralhome.com.

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

Emory N. Hosmann

July 18, 1923 - June 2, 2014

Emory N. Hosmann, of Clinton, died Monday, June 2, 2014, at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. Memorial services will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday, June 6, at Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville.

Emory was born July 18, 1923, in Benton County, the son of Charles and Maude Hosmann. He was a member of VFW Post 1869 in Clinton. He was a WWII U.S. Army veteran.

Online condolences may be made to atkinsonfuneralhome.com.

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

Richard Waldo Roberts

Dec. 3, 1920 - June 2, 2014

Richard Waldo Roberts died Monday, June 2, 2014, in Memphis, Tenn. He resided with his daughter during the past year but was a resident of Farber for the past 40 years.

Waldo joined the Navy in October 1942 and served as a shipfitter aboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Bunker Hill. During his time aboard, the Bunker Hill participated in 11 battles in the Pacific theater. At one time he was lowered down the side of the ship in a boatswain’s chair to weld a boiler plate over a battle penetration in the ship. Waldo served in the Navy until January 1946.

After the war, he worked for 12 years as a mechanical engineer in the Aerospace industry. He finished his engineering career working on the Apollo moon missions at NASA where he was in charge of the second stage of the Saturn S-II Apollo 11 moon mission.

Services for Waldo are at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 7, at Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill. Visitation will be 10-11 a.m. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery with Military Honors provided by V.F.W. Post No. 3118 of Pleasant Hill and the U.S. Navy Honor Team.

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

Mary Evelyn Hodges

June 2, 1928 - June 3, 2014

Mary Evelyn Hodges, 86, of Raymore, died Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at Foxwood Springs Living Center in Raymore. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, June 6, at Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville with visitation 10:30-11 a.m. Burial will be in Crescent Hill Cemetery in Adrian.

A complete obituary will be in next week’s Cass County Democrat Missourian.

Online condolences may be made to atkinsonfuneralhome.com.

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

Julia “Josephine” Mathews

Dec. 13, 1921 - June 3, 2014

Julia “Josephine” Mathews, 92, of Independence, died Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at Carmel Hills Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Independence. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 14, at Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville with visitation 10-11 a.m. Burial will be in Glenwild Cemetery in Cleveland. Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice, 1001 E. 101st Terrace, Kansas City, MO 64131.

Josephine was born Dec. 13, 1921, in Somerset, Kan., the daughter of James Leary and Julia (Fischell) Morgan. She attended West Line School and was a lifelong resident of West Line. Her dad taught her to play the harmonica at an early age and she played it the rest of her life. She married William “Burton” Mathews on Aug. 25, 1937, in Butler. Josephine was baptized Sept. 19, 1965, at West Line Christian Church. She had worked for F. W. Woolworth’s at Truman Corners in Grandview for many years.

Josephine was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Burton, on Aug. 16, 1978, one brother, Jack Morgan, one sister, Eleanor Vohs, and a son-in-law, George Ruyle.

She is survived by two daughters, JoAnn Ruyle, Grain Valley, and Marilyn Zimmerman (Gary), Salt Lake City, Utah; four grandchildren, Rhonda Ivey, Dawn Creswell, Shane Lueker and Stacy Luekcer; seven great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

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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