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Susan Ryan

Mar 05, 1945 - Nov 26, 2023

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Independence, MO

Susan Louise Vollenweider Ryan, 78, of Independence, Missouri passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, November 26th 2023. In her final days, she was loved and surrounded by her family. Susie was born on March 5, 1945 in LaCrosse, Wisconsin to Henry and Naoma Vollenweider. She was the third of nine children. During her grade school years, her parents moved to Lexington, Missouri to manage Kerr Apple Orchards. She graduated from Lexington High School in 1963 and went on to further her educ...Read More

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Arnette Joseph Luppens

Mar 20, 1948 - Feb 27, 2024

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Independence, MO

Arnette Joseph Luppens "Joe", 75, of Independence, MO passed away on February 27, 2024. He was born in Kansas City, MO on March 20, 1948, to Arnold and Lois (Edwards) Luppens. Joe graduated from Van Horn High School and quickly joined the Army. He served from 1968- 1970 serving multiple tours and fighting in the Vietnam War. During his time in the Army Joe received numerous service medals, even receiving two purple hearts. Joe was very proud of his country and how he was able to serve for our freedom. He later rode proudly with the Patriot Guard Riders, honoring fallen veterans and a member of American Legion Post 21. Above all Joe was a Godly man and loved God proudly. He was an avid Chiefs and Royals fan, cheering for the boys in red and blue. Red was Joe's favorite color. Joe was always a helper, he could fix just about anything and always down to lend a hand whenever he knew he could help out. He was a man of few words but when he spoke he was very impactful with his words, always touching you with words you needed to hear. Joe loved motorcycles and classic cars, he owned many classic cars over the years and was very proud of them. He would happily take you out for a ride in one of his many beautiful cars. More than anything Joe loved his family and his family loved him.Joe is survived by his son Darren Luppens and his wife Diana, he was "G-Joe" to his granddaughters Lindsay Merlo and her husband EJ, and Alyssa Luppens, great grandsons Easton and Maclin Merlo, and great granddaughters Tatum Merlo and Annabell Jackson-Smith and another on the way, sisters Roberta Luppens and Lavina Johnson, sister in law Dorothy Lynton, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and extended family. He is preceded in death by his parents Arnold and Lois Luppens, grandson Ryan Smith, brother Danny Lynton, and sisters Billie Jo Brewer and Francis Lynton. A visitation will be held for Joe on Wednesday March 6, 2024, from 5-7pm at Speaks Suburban Chapel (18020 E. 39th St S. Independence, MO 64055) with a service beginning at 10am on Thursday March 7, 2024, with burial to follow at Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville. MO.In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to the Patriot Guard Riders in Joe's name. To honor Joe on service day feel free to dress in red (his favorite color) or flag pattern to send him off to his final resting place.

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Linda May Williams

May 19, 1942 - Feb 27, 2024

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Independence, MO

Linda May Williams, a cherished Grammie, mother, sister, friend, and colleague, departed this world on February 27, 2024, at the age of 81 in Independence, Missouri. Born on May 19, 1942, in Kansas City, Missouri, Linda's life was a beautiful tapestry woven with love, dedication, and a vibrant spirit. In her professional journey, Linda dedicated her career to working in human resources for Jackson County before embracing a well-deserved retirement. Her commitment to supporting others throughout her tenure has left a lasting impact on those who had the pleasure of knowing and working with her. Beyond her professional life, Linda found joy in a kaleidoscope of hobbies and interests that reflected her unique personality. Whether scouring thrift stores, immersing herself in the timeless melodies of Elvis Presley, reveling in the color purple, exploring true crime stories, showering love upon her beloved fur babies, or collecting cookbooks for the joy of reading – Linda's eclectic passions painted a picture of a life well-lived. Yet, amid all her achievements, Linda's greatest source of pride was her family. Her adoration for her loved ones knew no bounds, and her true happiness lay in their company. Linda's legacy of love and kindness will live on in the hearts of her surviving family members. A Celebration of Life Visitation event will be held on March 9th, 2024, from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the Speaks Suburban Chapel in Independence, Missouri, to honor and celebrate the beautiful memories Linda created during her lifetime. As we mourn the loss of this exceptional individual, let us also celebrate the light Linda brought into our lives through her smiles, kind gestures, and unwavering love. May her memory continue to inspire us to cherish our loved ones and embrace each moment with tenderness and grace. Rest in peace, dearest Linda. Your kindness will forever remain in our hearts. Linda is survived by her children, Robin (Kevin) Broderick, Renee Bjorn, Thomas (Toni Carswell) Rys, Aimee (Aaron) Hirsch; grandchildren, Kristopher, Zachary, Preston, Donovan, Bryce; great-grandchildren, Kinsley, Bella; siblings, Bev (Jim) Schmeidler, Rod Pace, Amy Wallace; nieces, nephews, extended family, dear friends; and her dear fur babies, Farrah and Anna Belle. She is preceded in death by her parents, Forrest Jefferson Wallace, Jr., and Rosa Mae (McClintick) Ellerbeck; her brother Ray Wallace, nephew Danny Wallace, and her sweet granddaughter, Brianna Hirsch.

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Marilyn Pryor

Mar 06, 1960 - Feb 22, 2024

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Independence, MO

Marilyn Pryor, 63 of Kansas City, Missouri died on Thursday, February 22, 2024, at Centerpoint Medical Center in Independence, Missouri. Born Sunday, March 6, 1960 in Topeka, Kansas, she was the daughter of Leon Fritz and Mary Ramsey Fritz. She was the wife of George Pryor.

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Wanda J. Berger

Jul 31, 1930 - Feb 27, 2024

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Independence, MO

Wanda J. Berger, 93 of Independence, Missouri died on Tuesday, February 27, 2024, at her residence in Independence, Missouri. Born Thursday, July 31, 1930 in Shirley, Arkansas, she was the daughter of William Brown and Eudie Elliott Brown.

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Jason Seaton

Jan 26, 1972 - Feb 28, 2024

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Independence, MO

Jason Seaton, 52, of Independence, Missouri, died late Wednesday evening, February 28, 2024, at Centerpoint Medical Center, Independence, Mo.Funeral services will be 12:00 noon, Tuesday, March 5, 2024, at Windsor Assembly with Pastor John Phillips officiating. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor. The family will receive friends before the service from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the church. A memorial has been established in Jason’s memory and contributions may be left in care of the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor (checks payable to Cindy Seaton).

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Thomas Lee John Mullen

Aug 07, 1936 - Feb 29, 2024

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Independence, MO

In Memory Of Thomas Lee John Mullen, age 87, of Independence, Missouri, passed away Thursday, February 29, 2024 at Centerpoint Medical Center in Independence, Missouri. He was born on August 7, 1936 in Kansas City, Missouri to Clifton and Ruth (Anison) Mullen. He grew up in Kansas City, Missouri and then enlisted in the United States Navy where he served as a Navy Diver obtaining the rank of Chief Petty Officer. On May 25, 1973 he received his honorable discharge after serving for over 19 years.He was a member of the St. Ann's Catholic Church of Warsaw, Missouri.He is preceded in death by his parents and one son, Rodney Mullen.He is survived by one son, Robert Mullen and his wife Jessica of San Diego, California, one daughter, Ruth Orteaga of Granbury, Texas, one sister, Betty Fansher of Independence, Missouri, 2 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild, several nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. Military rites and interment will be held at 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, March 6, 2024 at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville, Missouri.To plant Memorial Trees in memory of Thomas Lee John Mullen, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.

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Betty M. Brumble

May 08, 1934 - Feb 26, 2024

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Independence, MO

Independence, Missouri - Betty M. Brumble, 89, passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, February 26, 2024. Betty was born on May 8, 1934, to William H. and Dessie M. (Wyrick) Fritchey in Seneca, Missouri. Betty dedicated many years of her life to service, retiring from the Wyandotte County Courthouse where she served as an Administrative Assistant. Her commitment to her work was matched only by her unwavering devotion to her family. A woman of boundless love and generosity, Betty prioritized her family above all else. She found solace and joy in the beauty of nature, often spending her free time gardening or taking leisurely walks outdoors. Additionally, Betty found excitement in the simple pleasures of life, enjoying regular visits to the casino and the thrill of slot machines. Despite life's challenges, Betty maintained a positive outlook and rarely complained. She possessed a deep appreciation for the smaller moments in life and took great pleasure in reminiscing about her childhood, sharing her knowledge of the outdoors, and reading The Bible. Betty is preceded in death by her parents, William H. and Dessie M. Fritchey, and her beloved husband, Charles W. Brumble. She is survived by her siblings Bonnie Bettis, Bill Fritchey, Buster Fritchey, and Bertha Hill. Betty (Nonnie) leaves behind a legacy of love and devotion through her surviving children: son Robert K. and wife, Sue Hendrickson; daughter Rita J. Hester; and son Charles K. and wife, Trini Brumble. She will be dearly missed by her grandchildren Brian Hendrickson, Amy Gonzalez, Kimberly Canzonere, Jeremy Hendrickson, Phillip Kane Hendrickson, Stacey Jo Horner, Anthony Conklin, and Jessica Booth, along with her twenty-four great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Betty's compassionate heart, steadfast spirit, and gentle demeanor touched the lives of all who knew her. Her memory will forever be cherished and her legacy will continue to inspire future generations. A graveside service will be held on Friday, March 8, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. at Chapel Hill Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens, 701 N 94th Street, Kansas City, KS 66112 To to the family or in memory of Betty M. (Fritchey) Brumble, please

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Dorothy Juanita Sevy

May 28, 1925 - Feb 28, 2024

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Independence, MO

Dorothy Juanita (Bilquist) Sevy, 98, of Independence, MO, went to be with Jesus, Tuesday, February 28th, 2024, while surrounded by family. A visitation will be held from 6-8 pm on Monday, March 4th, 2024 at Speaks Suburban Chapel, 18020 E. 39th St, Independence, MO 64055. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, March 5th, 2024 at 10am at Buckner Restoration Branch Church, 2607 N. Twyman Rd, Independence, MO 64058. Burial to immediately follow at Mound Grove Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Crossroads Hospice and Palliative Care (www.crossroadshospice.com) and/or Buckner Restoration Branch Church (www.bucknerrb.org). Dorothy was one of 9 children, born to George and Alma (Hockenson) Bilquist on May 28, 1925, in Independence, MO. In 1942, she was a graduate of Buckner High School. She continued on to college, where she received a teaching certificate from Central Missouri State Teachers College. Dorothy taught all grades in a one room school house, then went on to teach kindergarten, 2nd and 7th grades at Blue Mills Elementary School. Even though Dorothy was a teacher, she was also a woman of many other trades. She served as a stenographer for the Navy in WWII, was a hairstylist for friends and her sweet Gordon, and was a controller for Clark Manufacturing, Standard Oil, John Knox Village and Greenstreet Interiors, before retiring in 1983. On February 15, 1946, Dorothy married her sweetheart, Gordon Frederick Sevy and the pair soon adopted two children, Nancy Colleen and Mark Alan. Dorothy was a longtime member of the Buckner Restoration Branch Church, where she sang in the choir, offered her ministry of music through song and the piano, taught Sunday school and vacation bible school and was a true, and faithful servant of the Lord. She was a wonderful wife, excellent mother, an outstanding grandmother and a dear friend to many. Dorothy loved to sing and play the piano, travel to enjoy natures beauty with Gordon and friends, and spend quality time with those she loved most. Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon, of 73 years, both of her parents, and several siblings, Wesley, Daniel, Judith, Percy, Maude and George. She is survived by her daughter, Nancy (Marty) Bolyard; son, Mark (Natalie) Sevy; granddaughter, Whitney Sevy; grandson, Tyler (Amy) Sevy and great grandson, Gordon Michael Sevy; sisters, Ruth Hontz and Joyce Johnston; her oldest friend, Harriett "Sammie" Wilson; and many nieces and nephews and a host of friends.Dorothy was loved by everyone who knew her; she will be greatly missed. Online condolences may be expressed at www.speakschapel.com (Arrangements: Speaks Suburban Chapel (816) 373-3600)

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Barbara Ann Martin

Dec 31, 1946 - Feb 18, 2024

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Independence, MO

In Loving Memory of Barbara Ann Martin December 31, 1946 – February 18, 2024 It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Barbara Ann Martin on February 18, 2024, at the Independence Rehabilitation Center in Independence, Missouri. Born on the last day of 1946, Barb, as she was affectionately known, was a spirited and vibrant soul whose warmth and kindness touched many. Barbara was the cherished daughter of the late Raymond and Ruth Rahe, whose legacy of resilience she carried with her throughout her life. She now rejoins them, along with her beloved husband, Jimmy Lee Martin, in eternal peace. Barb’s memory will forever be cherished by her children: Marty Martin, Shelia Farmer, Jena Farmer (Chris Farmer), and Kevin Martin. Her spirit lives on through her grandchildren: Stacey Dell (Dillard Dell), Teresa Martin, Zack Brown, Brittany Tinder (Desmond Tinder), Brandi Carter (Levi Carter), Brooke Hamilton (Chris Hamilton), Nicholas Martin (Taylor Martin), and Chelsey Martin. Barb was also blessed with fifteen great-grandchildren, who brought immense joy and laughter into her life. Barb was known for her spunky and vivacious personality, a true “pistol” and “fistea” in every sense. Her love for music filled her home with melodies, while her passion for gardening brought beauty to the world through her cherished rose garden. Many will remember the countless hours spent in deep conversation on her front porch, where she shared laughter and love. As we say goodbye to Barbara Ann Martin, we also celebrate her remarkable life—a life full of love, laughter, and the beauty of simple pleasures. Barb’s legacy will continue to inspire those who were fortunate enough to know her. She will be dearly missed, but her spirit will remain with us, guiding and comforting us in the days to come. Barb’s journey on this earth may have ended, but her light will continue to shine in the hearts of those she loved. Rest in peace, dear Barbara. You were loved beyond words and will be missed beyond measure. Obituary submitted by the family. Arrangements: Royer’s New Salem Funeral Home Independence, MO (816) 796-8600

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EDITH MARIE CARROLL

Sep 20, 1933 - Feb 22, 2024

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Independence, MO

EDITH "EDIE" MARIE CARROLL, 90, Independence, MO, passed away Thursday, February 22, 2024, at Wilshire at Lakewood Rehab Center. Visitation will be 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Tuesday, February 27th, with funeral services to follow at 10 a.m., at the Park Lawn Chapel; burial in Green Lawn Cemetery, Kansas City, MO.Mrs. Carroll was born September 20, 1933, in Belle, MO. She retired from Research Hospital after more than 25 years of service and then re-entered the workforce at the age of 63 as a dialysis nurse for DCI, which was supposed to be on-call or as needed. She ended up working more than 40 hours a week for an additional 17 years, until a month before her 80th birthday when vision problems surfaced and prevented her from performing the job any longer. Mrs. Carroll was an avid reader, known for always having a stack of romance novels lying on the table next to her favorite chair in the living room.Mrs. Carroll was preceded in death by her parents, John and Laura Glandon; husband Alonzo "Lonnie" Carroll; grandson, Anthony Meunier; sisters, Daisy Scarlett and Shirley Carroll; and, brothers, Bob, James, Eugene, and John Scarlett.She is survived by her daughter, Patricia Muenks and her husband, Doug Muenks; granddaughter, Angela Meunier; sisters, Nora Johnson and Dottie Sansoucie; and, several nieces and nephews.

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