June 27 Obits

June 27, 2014 

Joshua Blake Otis

June 9, 1995 - June 16, 2014

Joshua Blake Otis, 19, was born in Kansas City and died Monday, June 16, 2014, at his home in Lee’s Summit. He was the son of Farrah Brandy Otis and Jayson Bohnstehn.

The funeral service for Joshua was June 20 at Wallace Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Online condolences may be made to www.wallace- funeralhomes.com.

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

Harrel Speer

Oct. 8, 1936 - June 16, 2014

Harrel Speer, 77, of Peculiar, died Monday, June 16, 2014, in Kansas City. Funeral services were June 20 at Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville with burial in Peculiar Cemetery in Peculiar. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Mid-America Chapter, 6811 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Suite 202, Cloverleaf Building. 1, Shawnee Mission, KS 66202 (www.LLS.org).

Harrel was born Oct. 8, 1936, in Booneville, Ark., the son of Sam Lee and Lillian (Cole) Speer. He was a 1956 graduate of Peculiar High School. He married Beverly Ann Pihl on June 2, 1958, at United Methodist Church in Peculiar, where he was a member. Harrel owned Speer Backhoe Service in Peculiar. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, being outdoors, playing cards and spending time with his family.

Harrel was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Shannon Speer, and his wife, Beverly (Feb. 20, 2007).

He is survived by one son, Rick Speer and wife, Tina, Oklahoma City, Okla.; two daughters, Debbie Shillings and Brenda Speer, both of Peculiar; two brothers, Donald W. Speer and wife, Pat Shanks, Harrisonville, and Dennis Speer and wife, Peggy, Belton; two sisters, Coleene DeBrot, Peculiar, and JoEtta Fraser and husband, Don, Richardson, Texas; and four grandchildren, Kyle Shillings, Kanyon Speer, Paige Speer and Cal Shillings.

Online condolences may be made to atkinsonfuneralhome.com.

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

Leonard M. Bunnell

Dec. 25, 1934 - June 18, 2014

Leonard Melton Bunnell, 79, of Liberty, was born in Pleasant Hill, the son of Charlie Henry and Gertrude Marie (Wade) Bunnell. He died Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at Liberty Hospital.

Graveside services and interment were June 21 in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Monsignor Robert Murphy of St. Bridget officiated.

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

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

Raymond “Ray” Lewis Chapman

Oct. 15, 1929 - June 19, 2014

Raymond “Ray” Lewis Chapman, 84, of Adrian, died Thursday, June 19, 2014, at Adrian Manor in Adrian. There will be a memorial visitation 6-7:30 p.m. with Masonic services at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 10, at Atkinson Funeral Home in Adrian.

Ray was born in Minneapolis, Minn.

Online condolences may be made to atkinsonfuneralhome.com.

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

Curtis Dick Snow

April 1, 1924 - June 20, 2014

Curtis Dick Snow, 90, of Adrian, died Friday, June 20, 2014. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, June 27, at First Baptist Church of Adrian with burial in Crescent Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. June 26 at Atkinson Funeral Home in Adrian.

Snow was the first son of Julian and Ida Snow. He was a WWII U.S. Navy veteran.

Online condolences may be made to atkinsonfuneralhome.com.

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

Charles E. Eagleburger

April 2, 1928 - June 22, 2014

Charles Edward Eagleburger, 86, of Pleasant Hill, was born near Marshfield to Orval C. and Lema (Vinyard) Eagleburger. He died Sunday, June 22, 2014, at his home.

Charles was a decorated veteran of the Korean War, earning two Purple Hearts.

Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. June 26 at the funeral home. Interment was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery with full military honors by the U.S. Army and Pleasant Hill V.F.W. Post No. 3118 Honor Guard.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanley-dickeyfuneral home.com.

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

Mary Adele Mcvay

Nov. 25, 1920 - June 24, 2014

Mary Adele McVay, 93, of Archie, died Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrensburg. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, July 7, at First Baptist Church in Archie with visitation 1-2 p.m. at the church. Burial will be in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Harrisonville. 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.

Karen Lee Parker

Feb. 21, 1942 - June 25, 2014

Karen Lee Parker, 72, of Peculiar, died Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at her home. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Friday, June 27, at Lewallen Cemetery in Branson. Visitation will be 9-11 a.m. Friday, June 27, at Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville. 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.

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