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Nancy Hughes

Nov 01, 1939 - Nov 21, 2023

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Lee's Summit, MO

Nancy Jane Hughes, a beloved member of the community and a dedicated psychiatric nurse, passed away unexpectedly on November 21, 2023, in Lee's Summit, Missouri. She was born on November 1, 1939, in Jefferson City, Missouri. Nancy was known for her compassionate nature and commitment to caring for others throughout her career. After earning her license as a practical nurse, Nancy dedicated herself to the field of psychiatry. She worked tirelessly until her retirement, providing comfort and suppo...Read More

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Charles O. Alexander

Feb 15, 1935 - Feb 17, 2024

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Lee's Summit, MO

Charles O. Alexander, 89, of Kansas City, MO., formerly of Prairie Home, MO., died Saturday, February 17, 2024, at St. Luke’s East Hospital in Lee’s Summit surrounded by his family. Visitation for Charles will be held at Prairie Home Methodist Church from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 24, a funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Don Almond officiating. Burial will follow with military honors in the Bunceton Masonic Cemetery. Charles Oliver Alexander was born February 15, 1935, in Prairie Home, MO., the son of James Frank Alexander and Mary Ruth Haley. He graduated from Prairie Home High School in 1953 where he met the love of his life, Quillie Lee Wilson. They married in Boone County, MO., on August 24, 1953. They were married for 70 years and had nine children and many grandchildren. He served in the Navy Reserves from 1953 to 1961. Charles worked for General Electric as a field engineer and traveled to many locations throughout the United States. He helped assemble the large turbines at the Wolf Creek Power Plant in Burlington, Kansas. Charles loved and enjoyed going to the lake house anytime he could get away. He loved driving his tractor up and down the down the road. This brought back memories of growing up on the farm. You could find him at the lake working on countless projects or on the back porch enjoying a beverage or 2 and smoking cigars, where he shared many stories. Most important to him was always his family. He spent countless hours taking his family skiing and many boat rides. He enjoyed attending his children’s and grandchildren’s sporting events and activities and tried to attend them all. Charles was preceded in death by his parents James and Ruth, Son, Charles Michael Alexander, son-in-law, Jim Yielding, sister and brother-in-law, Marian and Paul Brandes. He is survived by his wife, Quillie of the home, sons, Mark Lee (Lori) Alexander, Scott Edward (Cynthia) Alexander, James Dale (Paul) Alexander, Daughters, Karen Sue Yielding, Sharon Kay (Gary) Dalrymple, Vicky Lynn (Greg) Gillam, Lori Jean (Kenneth) Kneib, Pamela Ann (Michael) Garfias and daughter-in-law, Jacki Alexander. Also surviving is a brother, Roy Lee (Pat) Alexander, grandchildren, Christi (Rob) Fisher, Brad (April) Yielding, Kelly Yielding, Westly (Samantha) Yielding, Kerri (Matt) Gladson, Adam (Leah) Alexander, Megan Alexander, Joshua (Lisa) Dalrymple, Justin Dalrymple, Hailey (Jack Woodley) Gillam, Jessica (Aaron Blakemore) Kneib, Ryan (Melissa) Kneib, Nicole (Mason) Grounds, Brett (Megan) Alexander, Courtney Alexander, Vivian Nguyen, Vincent Nguyen, Valine Nguyen, Alexandra (Waylon) Haslag, James (Carolina Gonzalez), Lauren (Hayden Eichelberger) Garfias, great-grandchildren, Caleb, Kenli, Conner, Brianna, Aron, Bobbi, Seth, Chloe M, Andrew M, Logan, Chloe D, Emma, Dean, Mason, Jackson, Anna, Andrew B, Lucy, Ivy, Ava, Nolan, Braxton, Lydia, Tennley, Brecken, Nolan Karter, and one great-great- grandchild, Adelynn. Memorial contributions are suggested to: St. Jude’s Childrens Hospital To to the family or in memory of Charles Oliver Alexander, please

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Bland Morgon Gordon

May 08, 1938 - Feb 15, 2024

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Lee's Summit, MO

Bland Morgon Gordon, age 85, of Lee’s Summit, sadly left us on February 15 th , 2024. He was born in Atchison, KS to William L. Gordon and Oleta T. Gibson on May 8, 1938. He graduated from Holden High School and went on to work for Hallmark Cards until his retirement. He loved racing, football, listening to music and going to the Swap and Shop. He will be greatly missed by his wife Wanda Earl who was married to him for 66 years. He is also survived by his daughters, Robin Keys and Sandra (David) Wright; grandchildren, Brandy (James) Toutges, Shannon (Davie) Swope, Kristen Wright, Shawn Keys and Brandon Wright; great- grandchildren, Addison Lusk, Abel Lusk, Aidrick Keys, Jax Swope, Lilah Swope and Bowie Keys; brother and sisters, David (Cassie) Gordon, Lucille Jennings and Virginia Hall. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Donald Gordon, and sister, Alice Pritchett. Bland will remain in our hearts forever. Friends and Family are invited to attend a visitation at 10:00am and funeral service at 11:00am at Langsford Funeral Home in Lee’s Summit on February 21, 2024. Burial will be at Floral Hills East following the service. Arrangements by Langsford Funeral Home, 115 SW 3rd Street, Lee’s Summit, MO 64063

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Patricia Grace Evans

Oct 24, 1938 - Feb 13, 2024

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Lee's Summit, MO

Patricia Grace Evans, 85, of Lee’s Summit, MO passed away at 6:10 AM, Tuesday February 13, 2024 at Wilshire at Lakewood in Lee’s Summit, Mo.Graveside services and Burial will be at 2:30 PM, Friday, February 23, 2024, at Holy Family Catholic Cemetery in Hannibal, MO.There will be no visitation.The family is being served by the James O'Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal, MO.Patricia Grace Evans was born October 24, 1938 to Glenn Alva Forrest and Grace Willoughby Forrest in Bucklin, MO.December 20, 1957 Patricia married Robert A. Evans in Kansas City, Mo. They later moved to Lee’s Summit, MO.Patricia was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert; and her brother, Lawrence P. Forrest.Other survivors include four nephews, Lawrence C. Forrest (Karen) of Granbury, TX, Stephen K. Forrest (Alice) of Bloomington, IL, Charles K. Forrest (Cindy) of Knob Noster, MO, and Ernest P. Forrest (Theresa) of Weldon Spring, MO; four great nieces and nephews, Sabrina Howser (Joseph), Charles Forrest (Sammi), Alex Forrest, and Kayla Forrest, and three great great nieces and nephew.Patricia graduated from Bucklin High school in Bucklin, MO in 1956. After high school graduation Patricia moved to Kansas City, MO to begin working for New York Life Insurance Company as secretary for twenty years until 1976 when the company moved to Minneapolis, MN.Patricia always enjoyed dancing. She and Robert began square dancing in 1970 and then moved to round dancing in 1972. She and Robert traveled all over the United States and Canada several times round and ballroom dancing. Patricia began competitive ballroom dancing in 1987 at her husband’s insistence. She began competitive dancing in 1984 in ballroom but preferred International Standard, which included the waltz, fox trot and tango. Patricia excelled in International Latin dances such as rumba, cha-cha, samba, and jive. She competed in U.S. Ballroom championship in 1994 and brought home the title of U.S. bronze medalist in the open gold International Latin division. Pat retired from dancing in 2002.Memorial contributions may be made at www.autismspeaks.org.

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Sondra Rouse

Mar 08, 1940 - Feb 09, 2024

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Lee's Summit, MO

Sondra Rouse was born on March 8, 1940, in St. Joseph, Missouri to Joseph “Bud” William Catron, Jr. and Clarice Nadine (McGuire) Catron. Sondra grew up in Fortescue, Missouri. She attended Craig High School in Craig, Missouri where she graduated in May 1958. Sondra met Leonard Alvin Rouse while attending Craig High School and they were married shortly after her graduation on June 20, 1958. Sondra was a published author, bible schoolteacher, and childcare provider, She was also a proofreader for the Nazarene Publishing House; retiring after 12+ years of service. Sondra was a life-long devoted Christian and enjoyed attending regular church services with Leonard. Recently, Sondra asked a visiting pastor to read her the story of Ephesians 3. Surrounded by her loved ones, Sondra went to heaven on February 9, 2024, and is preceded in death by her parents; brother William “Bill” Douglas Catron; son Richard “Tod” Rouse and son-in[1]law Gary Lee Holland. Sondra leaves behind her husband of 65+ years, Leonard Rouse. Children: Dani (Gary) Rouse, Paul (Laurie) Rouse; Grandchildren: Derek (Onna) Rouse, Jesi Cochran, Taylor Wood, Jorden Wood, Jake (Ebba) Kern, Brett Rouse, Matt Rouse, and Natalie Rouse; Great Grandchildren: Trent Cochran, Chloe Rouse, Ryleigh Rouse, Raegan Rouse, Grayson Heryford, and Kayleigh Heryford; Brother: Randy Linn Catron and many cousins, nieces, and nephews. Services will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2024, at Langsford Funeral Home, 115 SE 3rd St, Lee’s Summit, MO 64063 with Visitation at 10:00 AM and Service at 11:00 AM. A reception will be held following the service at VFW Post 5789, 329 SE Douglas St, Lee’s Summit, MO 64063 at 12:30pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Sondra’s name to Wayside Waifs at www.waysidewaifs.org Arrangements by Langsford Funeral Home, 115 SW 3rd Street, Lee’s Summit, MO 64063

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Arva Lou Bilyeu

Dec 21, 1929 - Feb 10, 2024

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Lee's Summit, MO

Arva Lou Bilyeu, 94, of Lee’s Summit, Missouri went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, February 10, 2024. Mrs. Arva Lou Bilyeu was born in Ozark, Missouri on December 21, 1929. On March 28, 1948, she married the love of her life Bill Bilyeu. Together the two owned and operated many businesses throughout their lifetime, including, but not limited to: the Hotel Bothwell, Bilyeu Refrigerated, Bryant Transport, and North Central Truck Lines. Lou was a beloved member of the Lee’s Summit community. She was a great wife, mother, grandmother, friend, mentor, and grandma to all that knew her. Lou loved to fish, work in her flower bed and yard, play double solitaire, raise, and cuddle her dogs, dance to music of all genres, watch America’s Funniest Home Videos with a laugh that would bust a gut; but what brought her the most joy was spending time with family, whom she referred to as her “babies”. She loved everyone with all her heart, and they knew it because she expressed it with the best hugs ever! She leaves behind her three daughters, Luanna Scott of Austin, TX, Lynn Banks of Blue Springs, MO and Michele Barnes of Lee’s Summit, MO, and is preceded in death by her daughter Kathy Bilyeu. In addition, Lou leaves behind four grandchildren, Joe Uhr of Smithville, TX, Jason Webb of Lee’s Summit, MO, Waylon Webb of Kearney, MO, and Lucy Atwood of Springfield, MO. She also leaves behind her great grandchildren, Elijah Webb of Springfield, MO, Ethan Webb of Springfield, MO, Taryn Uhr of Smithville, TX, Ava Webb of Lee’s Summit, MO, Myla Webb of Lee’s Summit, MO, Dawson Webb, of Lee’s Summit, MO, and Savannah Webb of Kearney, MO. Also preceded in death by her parents, Blanche and Arva Winfrey; husband, Bill Bilyeu; brother, Edward Huxhold; sister, Lizzie, and granddaughter Ciara Webb. The visitation will be held on Saturday, February 17th, 10:00 a.m., at Langsford Funeral Home, 115 SW 3 rd Street, Lee’s Summit, MO 64063, followed by service at 11:00 a.m. The burial will proceed at 3:00 p.m., Highland Sacred Gardens, 3600 E. 28 th St., Sedalia, MO 65301. Flower arrangements can be sent to Langsford Funeral Home, 115 SW 3rd, Lee’s Summit, MO 64063, (816)524-3700. Arrangements by Langsford Funeral Home, 115 SW 3rd Street, Lee’s Summit, MO 64063

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Henry Allen Carter

Sep 13, 1962 - Feb 09, 2024

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Lee's Summit, MO

Henry Allen Carter, 61 of Warrensburg, Missouri passed away Friday, February 9, 2024 at Lee’s Summit Medical Center in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. Henry was born September 13, 1962 in Edenton, North Carolina; the son of Sadie Elizabeth Morris and Willis Carter Sr. He lived in Newport News, Virginia, where he worked at the shipyards. Next, he was a mechanic in San Bernardino, California. Henry moved to Warrensburg in 1995. He was employed with Packers Sanitation, at Tyson Foods, for 30+ years, at the time of his untimely passing. He was a passionate football fan and loved watching the games with family and friends.Survivors include two daughters: Gerri Williams (Frankie Newbill) of Phenix City, AL and Ranada Douglas of Kansas City, KS; two sons: Dwayne Gregory of Columbia, MO and Darion Kendricks of Knob Noster, MO; mother: Sadie Carter of Edenton, NC; ten grandchildren: Indaca Johnson (D’Shaun) of Warrensburg, MO; Raesean Williams of Warrensburg, MO; Kieashia Douglas of Kansas City, KS; Robert Suttington of Kansas City, KS; Makayla Newbill of Phenix City, AL; Tieon Douglas of Kansas City, KS; Dai-Zah Pierce of Kansas City, KS; Tristan and Amare Newbill of Phenix City, AL; and In’Vi Gregory of Columbia, MO; five great grandchildren: Lei’Lah Mi’Chey Johnson, D’Shaun Lorenzo Johnson Jr, Emiliano Ramone Suttington and Roza’Lee Annette Johnson; six sisters: Margaret (Ann) Morris; Eunice Carter; Venus Elliott (Kermit); Janiece Carter; Anna Morning (Arthur); Emanuel Carter; Four brothers: Willis Carter Jr; Samuel Carter; Thomas Carter; and Tyrone Carter (Michelle) and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father Willis Sr and grandson Khamani Newbill. Funeral Services will be 4:00 p.m. Saturday, February 17th at Williams Funeral Chapel in Warrensburg. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service, at the funeral home.Online condolences may be left at www.williamsfuneralchapel.net To plant Memorial Trees in memory of Henry Allen Carter, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.

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Marie Suzette Bradley

Aug 01, 1963 - Feb 09, 2024

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Lee's Summit, MO

Marie Suzette Bradley (nee LaRose), 60, peacefully passed away on Friday, February 9, 2024 after a 9 year battle with pancreatic cancer. Beloved wife of Dennis Bradley; Loving mother of Elizabeth (Jason) Engelbrecht, Rachel (Evan) Redburn, Stefany Renner, and stepson Daniel (Lauren) Bradley; Loving grandmother of 6; Survived by siblings Jeffrey LaRose, Gail Daetwiler, Denise Sanburn, Jon LaRose, and Joel LaRose. Preceded in death by Stephen and Doris LaRose, and Dayna Bradley. Marie was a generous, loving soul who will be missed dearly by all who knew her. She will be remembered for a variety of things including, but not limited to: A visitation will be held at Langsford Funeral Home, 115 S.W. 3rd St., Lee’s Summit, MO 64063 at 2pm on Saturday, February 17, 2024. Memorial service to follow at 3pm. Arrangements by Langsford Funeral Home, 115 SW 3rd Street, Lee’s Summit, MO 64063

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Larry Dean Callahan

Oct 17, 1957 - Feb 10, 2024

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Lee's Summit, MO

Larry Dean Callahan, 66 of Holden, Missouri passed away Saturday, February 10, 2024 at Lee's Summit Medical Center. Arrangements are pending with Williams Funeral Chapel in Holden. Obituary Pending. Graveside services are scheduled for 3:00 p.m. Friday, February 16, 2024 at Elm Spring Cemetery, located north of Kingsville.The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, February 15, 2024 at Williams Funeral Chapel in Holden. To plant Memorial Trees in memory of Larry Dean Callahan, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.

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Helen L. Hunt

Jul 09, 1920 - Feb 10, 2024

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Lee's Summit, MO

Helen L. Hunt, 103, of Lee's Summit, MO, passed away, February 10th, 2024. Helen was born on July 9th, 1920 in Auburn, Nebraska. She served in the US Navy during WWII and was honorably discharged in 1946. She married Harold Hunt, February 7, 1948 in Auburn, NE. Helen worked in the advertising and publishing industry for several years. She was a member of the Overland Park Lutheran Church. Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Hunt. She is survived by her nieces and nephews, Janice (George) Prucha, Judy (Rich) Prucha, Bill Kizer, Richard (Kris McCann) Gray, Rhonda (Don) Maddux, John (Elena) Hunt, Cathy Hunt, Myra Lou (Scott) Fouts and other great nieces and nephews. To to the family or in memory of Helen L. Hunt, please

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Mr. Minh Bao Thien Tran

Jan 26, 1975 - Feb 11, 2024

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Lee's Summit, MO

Mr. Minh Bao Thien Tran, 49, of Lee's Summit, MO, passed away February 11, 2024. Visitation and Prayer will be 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 15, at Passantino Bros. Funeral Home. Cremation will follow.

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