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Sharon Marlar

May 03, 1943 - Nov 28, 2023

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North Kansas City, MO

Sharon Kay Marlar, age 80, of North Kansas City, Missouri passed away on Tuesday, November 28, 2023. A visitation for Sharon will be held Friday, December 22, 2023 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM at Newcomer's Floral Hills Funeral Home, 7000 BLUE RIDGE BLVD, KANSAS CITY, MO 64133, followed by a funeral service from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM.

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David Leroy Whitham

Mar 24, 1966 - Feb 16, 2024

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North Kansas City, MO

David Leroy Whitham, 57 years old, of Excelsior Springs, Missouri passed away on Friday, February 16, 2024 at North Kansas City Hospital with his wife Laura by his side.He was born on Thursday, March 24, 1966 in Excelsior Springs, Missouri to the late Nelly Louise Whitham and the late Larry Earl Whitham.David grew up in the projects and from there had many life long friendships. He graduated from Excelsior Springs High School in 1984, up graduating David enjoyed spending most of his time with friends, play pool, having some drinks, not mentioning names - Mark Crawford - is who David jokingly always blamed for his love of beer! David loved softball and later in his life loved playing golf with friends. He was an avid KC Chiefs and Oklahoma Sooners fan his entire life.David was blessed with one son, David Whitham Jr. and his four children, Loretta, Easton, Summer, and Waylon. All of which he loved and was proud of.David started working at Magna Seating in 1994 where he then met the love of his life, Laura. David and Laura were united in marriage in 2011. They spent 25 years building their lives together. David was the stepfather to Laura’s three children, Dustin Miller, Magen Coursen, and Zachary Coursen. He was the proud Papa to Liz and Lukas Vardy. David proudly loved to watch Liz play volleyball and also watched her become a young mother to baby Ella and still kept her focus to graduate in May. There were two things David wanted to live to see, the Chiefs winning the Super Bowl and Liz to graduate high school this May. Papa will still be there watching you and cheering you on in May, Liz. Lukas played football one year and made the A-Team and Papa couldn’t have been more proud.David worked at Signature Solid up until this cancer diagnosis. He could then be found at home playing ball and spoiling his dog, Blue, who he loved very much.David was preceded in death by both parents, Nelly Louis Whitham and Larry Earl Whitham, grandparents David Clancy and Marjorie (Anderson) Bush and his beloved Fatter Boy.Survivors include his wife Laura Whitham of the home and Blue, brothers David Whitham of Excelsior Springs, Duane Whitham of Cameron, and Craig Whitham of Excelsior Springs, son David Whitham Jr. of Montana, grandchildren Loretta Whitham and Easton Whitham of St. Robert’s, Summer Whitham of Montana, Liz and Lukas Vardy of Excelsior Springs, and one great granddaughter Ella of Excelsior Springs.David left so many with great memories and will be truly missed.“Something to believe in!”

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Dennis A Petri

Jun 12, 1947 - Feb 16, 2024

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North Kansas City, MO

Mr. Dennis A Petri, 76, died peacefully on February 16, 2024. Dennis was born on June 12, 1947, in Portland, Oregon to Earl Allen Petri and Margaret Ruth Petri-Tennis. He graduated from Meredosia High School in Meredosia, Illinois in 1966. Dennis married Christine Cockrum, whom he met in the summer of 1969 at a local swimming hole, in 1970. Shortly after being married, the couple welcomed their only child, Heather Lea, into their home. Heather remembers him as a kind and loving father. Dennis was accomplished at woodworking, gardening, and remodeling. He was a generous, loving, and committed individual who loved gardening, the Kansas City Chiefs, and was passionate about his family. Dennis was preceded in death by his brothers, Johnnie Petri and Ronnie Petri, and his sisters Peggy Atkinson, Rita Rausch, Fonda McClean, Ruth Hall, and Sarah Johnson. Dennis is survived by his wife Christine Petri; daughter Heather Brown and her husband Devin Brown; granddaughter Kylea Morre and husband Greg Moore; grandson Logan Tyler and partner Selena Papaconstantinou; granddaughter Grace Brown; great granddaughters Hadley and Ember Moore; and sister Pam Rausch and partner Mark Staton. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the Wounded Warrior Project, support.woundedwarriorproject.org, or the Honor Flight Organization, honorflight.org. The family would like to thank the North Kansas City Hospital staff for their dedication and care.

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Neva Rose Keith

May 14, 1951 - Feb 16, 2023

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North Kansas City, MO

Neva Rose (Robbins) Keith was born May 14, 1951, to Floran and Garlene (Hudson) Robbins. They lived on a farm south of Cainsville along with her older brother, Michael Rowan. Her grandparents: Dave and Olive May (Crawford) Robbins and great uncle Homer Robbins also lived on the farm as well. Her uncle and Aunt Lester and Iris (Robbins) Hudson lived nearby with their children: Janine, Janis, and David Hudson. Growing up close together they were as close as siblings to Rowan and Neva. In late 1965, Rowan was diagnosed with leukemia and died January 3, 1966.Neva graduated from Cainsville High School in 1969 and attended William Jewell College. She received her elementary education degree and began teaching at Tina Avalon in 1974. While she was teaching there, she was introduced to the brother of a fellow teacher, Kenneth Keith. Kenneth and Neva were married May 23, 1976, at the First Baptist Church of Cainsville. Neva taught for a year at North Shelbyville before they moved back to Cainsville.In December 1977, their first daughter, Kineta, was born. Shortly after they moved back to the farm and moved into Dave and Olive May’s house. In October of 1980, their youngest daughter, Kerre was born. Once both of the girls were in school, Neva began substitute teaching at Cainsville. She also worked there as a preschool aid for a few years. She went to work at North Harrison as a student aid for a time, then went back to subbing at Cainsville and North Harrison Schools. She also worked at the Missouri Welcome Center north of Eagleville until her arthritis made it difficult for her to drive.Neva was a member of the First Baptist Church of Cainsville and was very active in it. She taught Sunday School, vacation Bible School, and led Gas and Acteens. She was also part of a quartette, The Real Joy Singers, with Larry Meinecke, Barbara Crawley and David Hudson.Neva enjoyed cross stitching, gardening, canning, cooking, baking and traveling. She especially enjoyed going to the Rocky Mountains and National Parks.Neva passed away on February 16, 2023, at North Kansas City Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth; daughters: Kineta (companion Joe Pollard), and Kerre; brother-in-law: Danny (Pat) Keith; sisters-in-law: Nona Keith and Nita (Mike) Coale; cousins: David Hudson, Janine Mienhelter, Janis (Richard) Windsor; uncle: Gineth (Jane) Hudson; aunt: Deleta Dinsmore; and several other cousins, nieces, and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Rowan.Funeral services under the direction of Stoklasa Memorial Chapel will be Friday, 10:30 a.m. First Baptist Church, Cainsville, burial in Zoar Cemetery. Family will receive friends Thursday, 6-8 pm at the church. Memorial gifts to the First Baptist Church or Zoar Cemetery. Tributes may be left at www.bethanymemorialchapel.com. To send a flower arrangement or to plant trees in memory of Neva Rose Keith, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.

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Gary Carr Crispell

Oct 08, 1945 - Feb 08, 2024

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North Kansas City, MO

Gary Carr Crispell, age 78, passed away February 8, 2024, at North Kansas City Hospital, surrounded by his loved ones. Gary was born and raised in Ferndale, New York, by his loving parents Ernest and Edith Crispell. He was a 1963 graduate of Liberty Central High School, and received his business degree from Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg, MO. He was a successful businessman in Kansas City. Gary was married to Pamela Merritt from Monticello, New York. Gary is survived by his daughters Lisa Bongino and Stacey Yates (KC); his brother Edward Crispell (Terry); his sister Elizabeth Dino (Oscar); his two special grandchildren Nicholas Bongino and Alyssa Bowles; and his niece and nephews. He enjoyed spending time with Treyton Jones, his great-grandson. Gary is also survived by his longtime companion Donald Shepoka. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Condolences may be offered at www.passantinobros.com

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Dayton Tinder

Mar 10, 2001 - Feb 08, 2024

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North Kansas City, MO

"Dayton came into the world a lot earlier than expected on March 10th 2001. Dayton was born on The Paseo Bridge in Kansas City to his parents Derrick and Leedrina-Ann Tinder of Gladstone Missouri. Dayton was a graduate of Oak Park High School in Gladstone Mo in 2019. Dayton departed this life on February 8th 2024 at North Kansas City Hospital in a sudden and unexpected manner. Dayton leaves to cherish his memory his parents Derrick and Leedrina-Ann Tinder (Drina). He also leaves his siblings Derrison (Amber) Palea, Destini (Brooks) Coleman, Megan (Harry) Bradley, Diamond Tinder and Desmond (Brittany) Tinder. Grandparents Bessie Johnson in California, Bernard (Estrelita) Palea Sr. in Hawaii. Uncles Bernard Palea Jr, Eugene (Lee Ann) Palea, and Shannon Kamaka. Aunts Dellita Johnson, Maliza (Jason) Gallarita. His Godfather Anthony Byas, Eric Vincent Rogers Dayton was preceded in death by grandfather John Tinder and grandmother Muriel (Wayne) Palea-Rogers. He also leaves nine nephews, six nieces and a host of cousins, family and friends."

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Jackie Lee O'Dell

Mar 16, 1948 - Feb 12, 2024

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North Kansas City, MO

Jackie Lee “Jack” O’Dell, 75, of Orrick, passed away Monday, February 12, 2024, at NorthCare Hospice House in North Kansas City.The family suggests memorial contributions be made to either the Orrick Fire Department or Southpoint Cemetery. They can be left at or mailed to Thurman Funeral Home, 507 East Main Street-P.O. Box 190, Richmond, MO 64085.Memorial services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, February 24, 2024, at the United Methodist Church in Orrick. Visitation will be held from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Friday, February 23, 2024, at Thurman Funeral Home in Richmond. A masonic service will be held during visitation on Friday, starting at 5:00 P.M. Inurnment will be held at a later date in Southpoint Cemetery, Orrick. Please remember to share your memories of Jack with the family by visiting www.thurmanfuneralhome.com. Full obituary to follow.

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Dayton Tinder

Mar 10, 2001 - Feb 08, 2024

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North Kansas City, MO

"Dayton came into the world a lot earlier than expected on March 10th 2001. Dayton was born on The Paseo Bridge in Kansas City to his parents Derrick and Leedrina-Ann Tinder of Gladstone Missouri. Dayton was a graduate of Oak Park High School in Gladstone Mo in 2019. Dayton departed this life on February 8th 2024 at North Kansas City Hospital in a sudden and unexpected manner. Dayton leaves to cherish his memory his parents Derrick and Leedrina-Ann Tinder. He also leaves his siblings Derrison (Amber) Palea, Destini (Brooks) Coleman, Diamond Tinder and Desmond (Brittany) Tinder. Grandparents Bessie Johnson in California, Bernard (Estrelita) Palea Sr. in Hawaii. Uncles Bernard Palea Jr, Eugene (Leeann) Palea, and Shannon Kamaka. Aunts Dellita Johnson, Maliza (jason) Gallarita. His Godfather Anthony Byas. Dayton was preceded in death by grandfather John Tinder and grandmother Muriel (Wayne) Palea-Rogers. He also leaves nine nephews, six nieces and a host of cousins, family and friends."

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Debra Gail Boone

Aug 01, 1958 - Feb 01, 2024

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North Kansas City, MO

Debra Gail Boone, 65 years of age, passed away on February 1st, 2024, at North Kansas City Hospital. Debra was born in Excelsior Springs, Missouri on August 1st, 1958 to the late Bob Goolsby and late Mary Marrant. Debra spent most of her life caring for senior citizens and other family members. She received the Caregiver of the Year Award from Senior Helpers. She is survived by husband Leo Groseclose, two sons Ronnie Willis II, Joshua Willis, daughter Jennifer Brown, brother Richard Goolsby, two sisters Mary J. Jones and Susan McCollum, grandchildren Krista Willis, Nicholas Brown, Kaleb Willis, Ronnie Willis III, Kymberlie Willis, Kaitlin Brown, Ethan Fischer, Zachary Willis, four great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Debra Is preceded in death by parents Bob and Mary Goolsby, two brothers Robbie and Tony Goolsby.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Debra’s family, in care of: Jennifer Brown.

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Sara Irlene Overton Anderson

Aug 09, 1934 - Jan 21, 2024

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North Kansas City, MO

"Sara Irlene Overton Anderson Sara Irlene Overton Anderson, age 89, a resident of Gladstone, Missouri, passed on Sunday, January 21, 2024, at NorthCare Hospice House, North Kansas City, Missouri. Sara was born August 9, 1934, the daughter of Doris and Frances (Wood) Overton, in Cainsville, Missouri. She was a life-long learner and firm believer in the power of education. She received her Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree and ED Specialist degree from Northeast Missouri State University. She taught school in Trenton, Missouri and Smithville, Missouri for over 30 years. She was also the summer school principal for several years. Sara was president of the International Reading Association. She instilled in her children that they would get a good education. She always said that was something that no one could take away from them, and the only way to better themselves and provide a better life for their families. Sara was an avid fan of all sports, especially the Kansas City Chiefs. She was very competitive, having played tennis well into her 80’s. She had a passion for music, dancing, travelling and experiencing a full and abundant life. If there was a party going on, she was going to be there and most likely among the last to leave. Sara loved and adored her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She would often drive great distances to watch ball games, school programs and dance recitals. She took many trips with her grandchildren through the years. Sara also instilled in them a love for education. She is survived by one daughter, Michelle Anderson (Jack), of Coppell, Texas; two sons, Gene Anderson, Jr. (JoEllyn), of Omaha, Nebraska, and Brad Anderson (Connie), of Bentonville, Arkansas; daughter-in-law, Cherry Anderson (Neil), of Savannah, Missouri; seven grandchildren, Justin Anderson (Danielle), Jennifer McWilliams (Chris), Megan Sherling (Danny), Melanie Baer (Jake), Matthew Anderson, Melissa Mattson (Jake) and Mindy Anderson; nine great grandchildren; one sister, Reva Thompson (Keith) of Lutz, Florida; special friend, VR Barnhouse of Tustin, California, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; ex-husband Gene Anderson; brother, Gene Overton; and son Neil Anderson. Funeral services will be held at Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Missouri, on Thursday, January 25, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. A scheduled visitation will be held at Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, on Thursday, January 25, 2024, from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. Friends may call at Lindley Funeral Home on Wednesday, January 24, 2024 from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Burial will be at the Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Chillicothe, Missouri. Memorial contributions may be made to NorthCare Hospice House and/or Reading is Fundamental and may be left at or mailed to Lindley Funeral Home, PO Box 47, Chillicothe, Missouri 64601. Online condolences may be made at www.lindleyfuneralhomes.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Missouri."

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Florene Carmack

Feb 27, 1942 - Jan 25, 2024

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North Kansas City, MO

Florene Carmack, 81, of Independence, Missouri, passed away on Thursday, January 25, 2024, at North Kansas City Hospital in North Kansas City, Missouri. She was born on February 27, 1942, to Grover C. and Martha Riddell Campbell. Florene married Addis Dobie Carmack, and together they built a life and raised their family in Missouri. Florene dedicated several years of her life working for a fiberglass company, contributing to her community and supporting her loved ones. She found joy in the simple pleasures of life and had a passion for activities such as visiting casinos, exploring thrift stores, and hunting for treasures at garage sales. Additionally, she cherished the company of friends and the joy of dancing. She was preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband; six brothers; and five sisters. Florene is remembered for her resilience, kindness, and the love she shared with her family and friends.She is survived by two sons, Michael and Roger Carmack, both of Independence; two grandsons, Joshua Carmack of Independence and Zachary Quick of Green Valley, Missouri; and other relatives and friends.The funeral service to honor

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