Obituaries

Mary Elizabeth Helms

Mary Elizabeth Helms of Brumley, MO passed away July 8, 2024 at the age of 68 in her home, surrounded by her loved ones.  Mary was born in Skidmore, MO to Finas (Jack) and Callie McGowan. Mary is survived by: her husband of 52 years, Louie Helms; her daughter LeaAnn and her husband David Maylee,…

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Doris Jean (West) Melton

Doris Jean (West) Melton, passed on Saturday morning July 13, 2024.  She was preceded by her parents LV and Clara West; her brother Dale West; her sister Editha (Pokey to her family) Petty; a well-loved son Douglas Kent Melton; the one and only love of her life LL Melton; and all but one, for those…

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Beverlee Ann (Gibler) Barnes

Beverlee Ann (Gibler) Barnes peacefully joined her husband in heaven, July 14, 2024, while in her home in Independence. Beverlee was born March 29, 1950 in Inglewood, California to Robert & Shirley Gibler. They returned to Independence, Missouri when she was 4, where Beverlee was raised & graduated from Truman High School in 1968. Then…

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Shawn D. Hardin

Shawn D. Hardin, 53, of Independence, MO passed away July 2, 2024. He was born August 30, 1970 in Independence, MO. Shawn loved nature. His passion was float trips, raising Pitt Bulls and fishing. Shawn loved his family. He was preceded in death by: partner of 27 years, Stacy Meyer; aunt, Sue Brunig; and uncle,…

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Curtis William Henry Peery

Curtis William Henry Peery, born on November 3, 1985, in Sedalia, MO, passed away unexpectedly at his home on July 10, 2024, at the age of 38. Curtis was the Kansas City Chiefs’ biggest fan, bringing passion and enthusiasm to every game day. His love for bowling was evident in the countless hours he spent…

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Patricia “Tricia” Turner

Patricia “Tricia” Turner passed away the night of July 9th, 2024. She was born on August 5th, 1965 to Albert and Virginia Brooks. She was the wife of Jeff Turner. Tricia was known for her love of animals, especially her dogs. She was loving and giving, always giving the best gifts to her friends and…

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Patty Diann Payne (Swadley)

Patty Diann Payne (Swadley), 69, who loved to be called “grandma Moe” passed away on July 2, 2024. Patty was born in Kansas City, MO, to Wilmer (Cotton) and  Grace Swadley. She was the second oldest of six children.  Patty graduated from Young High school in 1973.  Patty loved to knit and to spend time…

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Dolores “Lola” Ashmore

Dolores “Lola” Ashmore, 88, of Blue Springs, Missouri, passed away Sunday, July 7, 2024. Lola was born April 26, 1936 in Houston, Texas. She was preceded in death by: her love of her life and husband, Wayne Ashmore. Survivors include: daughter, Brenda Long; step-son, Gary Ashmore; step-daughter, Sandra Lempke; 5 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and 3…

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Elizabeth Nadine Tenny

August 9, 1959 – July 7, 2024 Cancer took her from us all. She was the perfect person for me.  We were married for forty-two years.  I love her. No services.

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David Kelly McDowell

David Kelly McDowell April 15, 1953 – July 5, 2024 Dave McDowell, 71, of Blue Springs, MO passed away on July 5, 2024. Dave was born on April 15, 1953 in Independence, MO. He was the middle of three children born to Jack and Betty (East) McDowell. He graduated from Van Horn High School in…

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