July 11 Obits

July 11, 2014 

Shirley Ann (Odom) Barthol

Dec. 21, 1930 - July 1, 2014

Shirley Ann (Odom) Barthol was born in Kansas City and died Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at the home of her daughter, Susan, in Louisburg, Kan., surrounded by her loving family.

The funeral service for Shirley was July 5 at First Baptist Church of Cleveland. Burial was in Glenwild Cemetery.

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

James Edward Diamond

July 16, 1934 - July 3, 2014

Ret. M/Sgt. J.E. Diamond, 79, of Lee’s Summit, died Thursday, July 3, 2014. The funeral service was at 2 p.m. July 9 with visitation 12:30-2 p.m., prior to service, at McGilley & George Funeral Home in Belton. Burial was in West Union Cemetery. Contributions are suggested to American Cancer Society.

Born on July 16, 1934, near Cleveland, Jim grew up in Cass County, graduating from Freeman High School. He married Sally Tomkins on Dec. 13, 1958.

Jim enlisted in the U.S. Air Force on Feb. 11, 1954. He was assigned to the 44th Bomb Squadron, 40th Bomb Wing, Smoky Hill AFB, KS, then was deployed TDY to England on three occasions 1955, 1957 and 1958. While on TDY at Greenham Common on July 4, 1957, he met Sally Tomkins. Jim was promoted to M/Sgt. in June 1971. He retired after 20 years active duty at Offutt AFB, Nebraska. Jim was an engineer for Missouri Pacific Railroad from 1974-97.

He is survived by his wife Sally, of the home; children Curtis (Lisa), Shelley (Randy), Allan (Karla), David, and Daniel (Staci); five grandchildren, Alexandra, Jack, Emma, Xavier, Elijah; brothers, Raymond (Goldie), Ray (Colleen), Ernie, Frank (Nancy); and the many family and friends he made throughout his life.

“To live in hearts we leave behind is never to die”

Condolences may be left at www.mcgilleygeorgebelton.com.

Arrangements: McGilley & George Funeral Home, 611 Chestnut, Belton, MO 64012; 816-322-2995.

Warren Eugene McWilliams

June 2, 1922 - July 4, 2014

Warren Eugene McWilliams, of Raymore, formerly of Harrisonville, died Friday, July 4, 2014. He was born in Adrian, to Lucien and Sarah McWilliams.

He served as a radio repairman in the Army during WWII and was stationed in North Africa.

There was a Celebration of Life service July 9 at Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville. Inurnment was in Crescent Hill Cemetery near Adrian.

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.

Eric Wade Menaugh

Sept. 30, 1983 - July 4, 2014

Eric Wade Menaugh, 30, of Archie, was born in Clinton, the son of Raymond W. Menaugh and Della Rose Mark. He died Friday, July 4, 2014, at his home.

There was a Celebration of Life service July 8 at Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville. The family received friends July 8 at the funeral home.

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 Irvin Smith

Jan. 3 1947 - July 4, 2014

William Irvin Smith, 67, of Harrisonville, formerly of Pleasant Hill and Lee’s Summit, was born in Kansas City. He died Friday, July 4, 2014, at Research Medical Center, Kansas City.

Cremation has been accorded. A private family service will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery at a later date.

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.

Janice J. Downey

Jan. 3, 1940 - July 7, 2014

Janice J. Downey, 74, of Harrisonville, was born Jan. 3, 1940, in Maysville, Okla., the daughter of Thomas Jefferson Smith and Onie (Givens) Smith. She died Monday, July 7, 2014, at her home surrounded by her family and her dog, Chata. Funeral Services for Janice will be at 11 a.m. Friday, July 11, at Atkinson Funeral Home, Harrisonville, with burial in Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville. Visitation was 6-8 p.m. July 10.

Janice was born and raised in Maysville, Okla. After graduation from high school, she attended beauty school in Oklahoma City, Okla. She married Jerry Mead, Sr., in 1961 and they had three children, Gena, Jerry, Jr., and Corey. They moved to Harrisonville in 1966. After her divorce, she worked as a mail carrier and school bus driver. While working at the weigh station, she met Joe Downey and they were married in 1981. Janice also worked as a claims examiner for Aetna and GEHA for many years. Before she retired, she was the office manager for C&S Flooring. She also was very proud of her Choctaw Native American Heritage.

Her survivors include her husband, Joe Downey, of Harrisonville; one daughter, Gena Simpson of Harrisonville; two sons, Jerry Mead, Jr., and his wife Kathy and Corey Mead all of Adrian; one step-daughter, Patty Wagener of Independence; one step-son, Gary Downey of Haiti; two sisters, Jackie Mulford of Wayne, Okla., and Jimmie Church of McAlester, Okla.; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.

Janice was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Valgene Smith; and two stepchildren, Karen House and Mike Downey.

Online condolences may be made to atkinsonfuneralhome.com.

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

Frank G. Saville

July 8, 2014

Frank G. Saville, 81, of Garden City, died Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at Golden Living Center, Westwood, in Clinton.

Funeral services will be Saturday, July 12, with visitation 10-11 a.m. and the Masonic service at 11 a.m. at Atkinson Funeral Home, Harrisonville. Burial will be in Wills Cemetery, Peculiar.

A complete obituary will be published 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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