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Xavier Block

Jan 17, 1987 - Dec 03, 2023

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Kansas City, MO

"Mr. Xavier D. Block, 36, formerly of Kansas City, Missouri died December 3, 2023 at Southeast Iowa Regional Medical Center, Ft. Madison, Iowa. Funeral services Saturday, December 16, at 11:00am at St. Luke\u0027s United Methodist Church. Interment Floral Hills Cem. Visitation 10:00am-11:00am at the church. Services conducted by Lawrence A . Jones \u0026amp; Sons. Condolence may be shared on our website. "

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Carolyn Kellogg

Jan 01, 1946 - Feb 29, 2024

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Kansas City, MO

Carolyn Kellogg passed away peacefully at home on February 29, 2024, at the age of 78, surrounded by her husband and children. Carolyn was a wonderful person who positively impacted everyone she knew. As a mother, teacher, friend, confidant, and philanthropist, she made her home, neighborhood, and community better. Carolyn was born in Belleville, Kansas to Herbert and Florence Mikesell. She graduated from Courtland High School and then earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Kansas State University. While attending KSU, she wed Charles Kellogg, her high school sweetheart, with whom she spent 57 wonderful years of marriage. The couple raised two children, Mike and Cindy. An active volunteer, Carolyn was often working in her children’s classrooms, the PTA, Cub Scouts, and her family’s church. Her children remember her as a hands-on, loving mother who encouraged them to set big goals and was always ready to provide the guidance needed to meet them. Throughout her children’s adolescence, she faithfully supported their activities across academics, athletics, and music, and was a trusted source of support and advice as they matured into adulthood. Carolyn created a warm, welcoming home where friends and family enjoyed gathering for celebrations, watching sporting events, or just hanging out and visiting. Carolyn spent her entire career in the Kansas City area, initially teaching first and second grades in Shawnee Mission, Kansas and Pleasant Hill, Missouri. After her children reached school age, Carolyn returned to teaching at the Pembroke Hill School in Kansas City, Missouri, where she served as a long-term substitute for nearly 20 years. Cheering on the Kansas State Wildcats was a huge part of Carolyn’s life. She watched nearly every basketball and football game, attended games in person every year, and maintained a commanding knowledge of team players, coaches, stats, and strategy. Not content to sit on the sideline, Carolyn served as a trustee of the Kansas State University Foundation, working to support state-level legislation, attract and retain KSU students, and broaden student access to essential campus services. A special place for Carolyn was the Lake of the Ozarks, where she spent time on weekends and summer vacations for over 30 years. She took great pleasure in hosting family and friends at her lake home, taking long boat rides, and cheering on water skiers and Super Mable riders. Carolyn always had strong relationships with her friends and community, a testament to her generous and fun spirit. She was close with her “coffee club”, a friend group that formed in the early 1970s and met regularly for five decades. She had a special connection with the Courtland High School Class of 1964, a tight-knit group who took three Caribbean cruises together. Carolyn was a longtime member of P.E.O., a philanthropic organization for women that supports educational and charitable projects, and she looked forward to weekly Zoom meetings with her P.E.O. friends. She enjoyed being part of a church congregation, and in recent years was a member of the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection. Throughout her life, Carolyn cared for others in ways that left a lasting impact. She opened her home to family members and close family friends for long-term stays that allowed them to pursue career, education, and travel opportunities in the Kansas City area. She cared tirelessly for her parents and other elderly relatives to provide them with comfort and dignity. And many relatives and friends would reach out to her in challenging times for guidance and advice, because she always seemed to know just the right thing to say. In retirement, Carolyn was active and influential in charitable foundations. Her particular areas of interest included establishing need-based scholarships for promising students and expanding the impact of higher education facilities and programs. For nearly 35 years, she served as a director for the Goppert Foundation, serving the greater Kansas City area by supporting need-based education, resources for victims of domestic violence, and the establishment of libraries, parks, and community centers. Personally, she was committed to improving the quality of life in her hometown area by establishing educational funds and increasing the availability of innovative home modification services that allow residents to age in place. Carolyn is survived by her loving husband Charles, brother Don (Phyllis), children Mike (Jen) and Cindy (Patrick), and grandchildren Asher, Finley, Ronan, and Seamus. Carolyn was preceded in death by her parents. A visitation is scheduled for 6:00-8:00 PM on Tuesday, March 5, and a funeral service is planned for 10:00 AM on Wednesday, March 6, both to be held at McGilley State Line Chapel at 12301 State Line Road in Kansas City, Missouri. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, March 7 at Courtland Cemetery in Courtland, Kansas, to be immediately followed by a reception at T.A.G.’s at 319 Cloud Street in Scandia, Kansas. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Carolyn Kellogg Memorial Scholarship Fund at the Kansas State University Foundation.

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Valeria Stringer

Sep 17, 1932 - Mar 02, 2024

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Kansas City, MO

Valeria “Val” Stringer, age 91, died peacefully on March 2, 2024. Val was born on September 17, 1932 in Miltonvale, KS to Martin and Bea Matson. She graduated from Douglas, KS High School in 1948. Val married George Stringer Jr. when they met during road construction nearby. Val worked for a number of companies over the years including National Bellas Hess and the Operating Engineers Local 101 in Kansas City. She also enjoyed her role as a tour guide throughout the United States and overseas. Her children remember her as a loving mother who encouraged them to stay out of trouble. She was a talented entrepreneur and was passionate about her friends and neighbors. She was an active and dedicated member of Barry Christian Church. She is preceded in death by her parents, siblings, daughter and daughter-in -law. Val is survived by her son George, granddaughters Sara and Kim and grandsons George, James and Daniel. She enjoyed spending time with her nine great grandchildren, her wonderful friends and relatives. Memorial service is scheduled at White Chapel Funeral Home on Saturday, March 9th from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm at 6600 NE Antioch Road, Gladstone, MO 64119. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Val's memory to Saint Luke’s Hospice House at 3516 Summit Street, Kansas City, MO 64111 or their website, Saintlukeskc.org.

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Brenda Joyce (Hensley) Helm

Jul 12, 1943 - Feb 13, 2024

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North Kansas City, MO

Brenda Joyce (Hensley) Helm, 80, of North Kansas City, Missouri passed away on Tuesday February 13, 2024, at NorthCare Hospice House. Brenda was born on July 12, 1943, in Judsonia, White County., Arkansas to Lettie Bonnielea (Hensley) McGregor. Brenda would graduate from North Kansas City High School with the Class of 1961. On March 9, 1962, she married Curtis L. Helm, Sr. and their family consisted of two children. Brenda was a Pre-K Classroom Assistant at the Salvation Army. Brenda was preceded in death by her husband, Curtis L. Helm, Sr.; her son, Curtis L. Helm, Jr.; sister, Debbie J. Rogers; nephews, Eric S. Rogers and Clinton L. Wright. Survivors include her daughter, Rogenia D. (Joseph R.) Rhea; two grandchildren, Kimberly and Madison; three great grandchildren, Wyatt, Bailey, and Freya; sister, Rhonda K. (Larry) Wright; sister-in-law, Carroll D. (Julian) Carlton; nephews, Travis and Michael Wright & Rob and Rod Carlton; and many great nephews and nieces. A Celebration of Life will be Saturday March 9, 2024, at 11:00 AM, at The Lighthouse Chapel, 4421 NE Parvin Rd, Kansas City, MO, 64117. In lieu of flowers, the Helm Family suggests memorials in Brenda's memory to The Lighthouse Chapel (COGH), 4421 NE Parvin Rd. Kansas City, Missouri 64117; https://cogh.net/churches/).

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Dolores Leone

Jan 01, 1931 - Feb 24, 2024

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Kansas City, MO

Dolores Leone (nee Micks), 93, went home peacefully to her heavenly father on February 24, 2024.She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 62 years, Eli; parents, Louis Sr. and Helen Micks; all seven of her siblings and their spouses, several nieces and nephews, one granddaughter and many friends. Dolores is survived by her daughter, Cheryl Dudley and husband, Todd; and sons, Wayne Leone and wife, Cheryl; and Dean Leone; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.Dolores was born and raised in Scranton, Pa. She had fond memories of growing up surrounded by family, friends and fellow members of Immanuel Lutheran Church. She began her married life in New York, then years later she and Eli moved the family back to Pennsylvania. After Eli’s passing, Dolores relocated to the Kansas City area to be closer to her daughter.Dolores loved being a wife and mother, and she was fully committed to these roles. Over the years, when friends and family visited her, they always left with something homemade – “Mama Leone’s” pizza, freshly made jams, baked goods, and/or one of many delicious recipes. She enjoyed traveling, especially to Europe, but her favorite place to be was in her home, running the household and raising her children.Over the years, Dolores was very involved in church life and was committed to maintaining faith in God, church, family and friends. She and Eli were both grateful for all the blessings in their lives.Funeral services will be conducted Friday, March 8, 2024, at noon in Duffy & Snowdon Funeral Home, 401 Church St., Moscow, Pa., with Rev. John Zimmerman as officiating clergy.Friends will be received on Friday from 11 a.m. until noon at the funeral home.Interment and rite of committal will be conducted at Evergreen Cemetery, Bell Mountain, Dickson City, Pa.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Evergreen Cemetery - Perpetual Care Fund, c/o Immanuel Lutheran Church, 238 Reese St., Scranton, PA 18508.

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Kenneth H. A. Wellesley

Nov 08, 1937 - Feb 29, 2024

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Kansas City, MO

Kenneth H. A. Wellesley, 86, of Kansas City, Missouri Northland, passed away on Thursday, February 29, 2024 at his home. Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 AM on Thursday, March 7, 2024 at Avondale United Methodist Church, 3101 NE Winn Rd. Kansas City, MO 64117. A visitation will be from 9:00 – 10:00 AM prior to the service at the church. Burial will follow in the New Hope Cemetery in Liberty, Missouri. Memorials and contributions are suggested to Children’s Mercy Hospital.A full obituary will be posted later.

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David H. Hughes

Sep 09, 1928 - Feb 28, 2024

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Kansas City, MO

David H. Hughes, age 95, of Prairie Village, Kansas passed February 28, 2024 at Kansas City Hospice House, Kansas City, Missouri. Detailed obituary to be posted when available.

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William Floyd Carter

Oct 21, 1993 - Feb 23, 2024

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Kansas City, MO

William Floyd Carter, 30 of Independence, Missouri died on Friday, February 23, 2024, in Kansas City, Missouri. Born Thursday, October 21, 1993 in Kansas City, Missouri, he was the son of Sheldon Hankins and Karen Carter.

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Rafael Rondon Buzon

Dec 14, 1939 - Feb 24, 2024

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Kansas City, MO

Rafael Rondon Buzon, 84 of Kansas City, Missouri died on Saturday, February 24, 2024, at his residence in Kansas City, Missouri. Born Thursday, December 14, 1939 in HaVana, Cuba, he was the son of Julio Rondon Suarez and Alejandrina Buzon Sanchez. He was the husband of Isabel Salas.

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Trudy Appleby

Dec 14, 1946 - Feb 25, 2024

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Kansas City, MO

Trudy Appleby, 77, passed away on February 25th, 2024. She was born December 14,1946 in Springfield, MO to Doral and Mildred Hammond. Trudy grew up in many parts of the US before her family settled down in Kansas City. Trudy met Don and they were married in 1966. The couple enjoyed 57 years of marriage until her passing. They embarked on many adventures and travels and lived life to the fullest. She attended UCM in Warrensburg and worked for the IRS for more than 35 years. She had an avid love for scrapbooking, ancestry and reading. You could find her every Sunday following her beloved Chiefs. She would yell loudly for a missed play and even louder for a great one. Trudy was preceded in death by her parents Doral and Mildren Hammond. She is survived by her devoted husband Donald Appleby, her brother Thomas Hammond, her niece Angela (Jerry) Crisler, great niece McKenna Crisler and brother-in-law Ronald (Maizie) Williams. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM Friday, March 8, 2024, Chapel of Hope, Mount Moriah Cemetery South, 10507 Holmes Road Kansas City, MO 64131. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or Wounded Warrior Project (direct links below).

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Chuoc Van Truong

May 28, 1969 - Feb 27, 2024

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Kansas City, MO

Mr. Chuoc Van Truong, 54, passed away February 27, 2024. Visitation and Prayer will be from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5; and 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 6, at Passantino Bros. Funeral Home. Cremation will follow.

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