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These obituaries are posted here to keep the information available to family, friends, and those who never knew them. These obituaries are posted to remind teens of the pain their loss can cost others. Families pay newspapers to post obituaries, but few can be found within a few weeks on the internet. Should a family desire that their loved ones obituary be removed from this list, or add one that is not listed, please contact me. Also, if you would like to add to, or change your child's obituary, please contact me. This service is free, so if you were unable to afford one earlier, please feel free to post one here.

Amy Cook

Funeral services for Amy Lynn Cook, 20, West Plains, Mo., will be 10 a.m. Thursday, April 5, 2007, in the Rose Chapel, Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Amy died 2:50 a.m. Saturday, March 31, 2007, in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, Mo. She was born March 29, 1987, in Maywood, Ill.

Amy was a member of the Howell County Rural Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and was a member of Bethel Baptist Church.

She is survived by her fiance, Sam Kinder, West Plains; her guardian, Melinda Johnson, West Plains; one brother, Gregory Cook, Koshkonong, Mo.; and two sisters, Violet Cook, Koshkonong, and Angela Cook, Qulin, Mo.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be at State Line Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the family and left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

courtesy West Plains Quill

James Messick

James Gerald Messick, 20, Pottersville. Died 3:48 p.m. Thursday, March 29, 2007, at West Plains.
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Nathan Leo Rechenmacher

Nathan Leo Rechenmacher of Eldon , Mo. , passed away Saturday evening, due to auto accident.

Nathan was a student at School of the Osage High School and enjoyed sports and life.

He is survived by his parents, Steve and Becky Rechenmacher of the home; one sister, Jessey of Arizona; four brothers, Andy and his wife, Jennifer, of Jefferson City, Mo.; Jordan and his wife, Amanda, of Henley, Mo.; and Seth and Matthew, both of Eldon; grandparents, Garrant Rechenmacher and Dan and Billie Shorney; and other relatives and friends.

Services will be held at at 10 a.m., Wednesday, March 28, at Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in Mexico , Mo. ,

Visitation will be held from 7'8:30 p.m., Tuesday evening, at Hedges Funeral Home of Osage Beach, Mo., with a prayer service at 7 p.m.

Burial will be at Lake Memorial Gardens in Osage Beach , Wednesday afternoon.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Hedges Funeral Home of Osage Beach.

courtesy Lake Sun Leader

Aimee Jo Kaiser

Aimee Jo Kaiser, age 18 of Clinton, Missouri passed away Saturday, March 24, 2007 as a result of an automobile accident. Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, March 28, 2007 at the Benson Center, Clinton with burial in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton. Friends may call at the family home on Monday and Tuesday. Aimee will lie in state from 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. Tuesday at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton. Family suggests contributions to the Aimee Kaiser Memorial Scholarship Fund and may be left at the funeral home.

Aimee was born on February 24, 1989 with her identical twin sister, Anne Marie. She was a Senior where she was a member of the Golf Team and the Lady Cardinals Basketball Team. She was a member of the Northeast Baptist Church, Clinton.

Aimee's loving family consists of her parents, Sam and Lisa Kaiser, twin sister, Anne Marie, brother, Patrick Daniel; maternal grandparents Darrell and Barbara Waisner of Springfield, Missouri; paternal grandparents, Denzel and Emaleta Kaiser of Liberty, Missouri; aunt, Mindy Campbell and husband, Rick, cousins Sarah and Ty of Ft. Worth, Texas; aunt, Vicki Kaiser and cousins, Jamie and Mike of Raytown, Missouri; uncle, Larry Kaiser and wife, Diane of St. Augustine, Florida and cousin Kurtis of Kennesaw, Georgia and cousin Kristina of Fairfax, Virginia and a host of friends.

Mindy Ryles

Melinda R. "Mindy" Ryles, 18, of Clinton, Missouri, died Saturday March 24, 2007 as the result of a motor vehicle accident. She was born July 1, 1988 in Kansas City, Missouri to Frank L. Williams and Vicki L. Riley Williams.

Mindy was a senior at Clinton High School where she played on the soccer team as a freshman and sophomore, and was a member of the Clinton FFA. She loved spending her free time riding horses and spending time with her family.

She is survived by her parents, Terry E. and Vicki L. Ryles of the home, her father, Frank L. Williams of Bolivar, Missouri, three step-brothers, Brent and Brad Williams, both of Wichita, Kansas, and Frank Williams, II, of Doniphan, Missouri, three step-sisters, Tonya Faye Ryles of LaPorte, Texas, Tammy Wayneless of Wichita, and Marie Williams of Independence, Missouri, her maternal grandmother, Betty Jo Riley of Clinton, paternal grandparents, Bill and Judy Ryles of Trinity, Texas, aunts and uncles, Tammie and Jeff Williams and family of Clinton, Russ and Cynthia Riley and family of Cleveland, Missouri, Linda and Rayford Welch of Ava, Missouri, Janie and John McCallister and family of Concordia, Missouri, and Peggy and Don Coots and family of Trinity, a niece Kathryn McKenna Woods of LaPorte, and several other aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Mindy was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Robert L. Riley, on November 4, 2006.

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 28, 2007 at the Allen Street Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Ava Cemetery, Ava, Missouri. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, 2007 at the Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton. The family suggests memorial gifts to the American Heart Association, and may be left at the funeral home.

Christina Lavonne Collins

Christina Lavonne Collins, 19, Harrisonville, MO, died Friday, March 23, 2007 near Rock Port, MO. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday, March 29 at the Harrisonville First Baptist Church. Burial will be in Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville. Friends may call from 6:00-8:00 PM Wednesday at the Atkinson Chapel, Harrisonville. Memorial contributions may be made to the Harrisonville Public School Foundation – Christina Collins Memorial Fund or to the Christina Collins Memorial Fund at the Allen Bank & Trust in Harrisonville.

Christina was born September 10, 1987 in Houston, TX, the daughter of Steven Robert and Belinda Rae (Muns) Collins. She had lived in Miami, Oklahoma before moving to Harrisonville in 2000. She was a 2006 graduate of Harrisonville High School. Christina was a varsity cheerleader, varsity softball player, freshman mentor, homecoming queen and four-year member of the band where she played the drums. She was a four-year scholar athlete and ranked 10th in her class.

Christina was a freshman at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall, Minnesota, where she had received an academic and athletic scholarship. She was on the University softball team in Marshall.

Christina was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Bobby J. and Wilma L. (Gaines) Collins, maternal grandmother, Doris L. (Melton) Muns and her maternal step-grandmother, Jacqueline (Lajoie) Muns. She is survived by her parents, Steven and Belinda Collins and two sisters, Jennifer R. Collins and Bobbi J. Collins, all of the home and her maternal grandfather, Robert R. Muns, Swainsboro, Georgia.

(Arrangements under the direction of Atkinson Funeral Home, Harrisonville, MO).

Shilynne Johnson

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John Christopher Nelson

John Christopher Nelson, 18, of Jefferson City died Saturday, March 24, 2007 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born December 11, 1988 in Jefferson City, the son of Donald Wayne and Mary Ann Redel Nelson.

He attended St. Peter Catholic School, and was currently a Senior at Cole R-V High School in Eugene. He was accepted to Linn State Technological College for the fall semester.

John enjoyed deer hunting with his grandfathers, hanging out with his friends, playing paintball, and being on the computer.

He is survived by his father, Donald Nelson of St. Louis; his mother, Mary Redel of Jefferson City; a sister, Tina Nelson of Jefferson City; paternal grandparents James and Rebecca Nelson, Sr. of Jefferson City; maternal grandparents Lawrence and Anna Mae Redel of Jefferson City; and his maternal great grandmother, Hilda Winkelman of Jefferson City.

Friends will be received from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Houser-Millard Funeral Home, where a prayer service will be held at 8:00 p.m., and from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Eugene High School. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Eugene High School with Msgr. Donald W. Lammers officiating. Interment will follow in Riverview Cemetery. Expression of sympathy may be made to the Eugene Cole R-V High School. Arrangements are under the direction of HOUSER-MILLARD Funeral Directors, 2613 W. Main, 636-3838. www.millardfamilychapels.com

Cole Jacob Dillon

Cole Jacob Dillon passed away Sunday, March 18, 2007, as a result of an automobile accident, at the age of 18 years. He was born on September 1, 1988, at St. Charles, the son of Randy Jr. and Christine (Hunt) Dillon, of Farmington. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Nora Aldridge and Larry Hunt. Cole was a student at Farmington High School, and was sworn for the delayed entry program with the Untied States Navy. He was a member of the track and wrestling at the high school. In addition to his parents, he is survived by two sisters, Brandi L. Dillon, of Farmington and Miranda N. Dillon, of Jefferson City, a brother, Tylor A. Marvel, of Jefferson City, a special friend and love, Alyssa, a special Uncle Woody and Aunt Sam Drennen, both of Farmington, their daughters Railean and Annie, grandparents, Randy D. Dillon, Sr. and Kimberly Jarvis, of St. Charles, his best friend, Dennis Moore, by aunts Karen and Aunt Glenda, and their family. Also surviving are a host of other relatives and friends, his biological father and friend, Chris Schuerman and his family, his grandfather, Lonnie, grandmother Nancy, and aunt Crystal also survive. Friends may call at the Cozean Memorial Chapel from 4:30 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20, 2007. Visitation will resume at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, followed at 11 a.m. by the funeral service at the Cozean Chapel with the Pastor Charles Sebastian officiating. Burial will follow at Mayberry Cemetery.

Justin L. Hogan

Justin L. Hogan, 19, of Richmond, Mo., died on Monday, March 12, 2007, north of Richmond, Mo. Justin was born February 21, 1988, in Excelsior Springs, Mo., to Rocky Howard and Lisa M. (Bray) Hogan. Survivors include his fiancee, Rachel M. Ayers of the home; his mother and stepfather, Lisa Marie and Mark D. Williams of Lawson, Mo.; his father and stepmother, Rocky and Shelley Hogan of Houston, Texas; one daughter, Addison Jo Marie Hogan of the home; one brother, Rocky D. Hogan and his fiancee, Ashleigh Malott of Richmond; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Dallas Hogan of Houston, Texas, and Melissa and D. G. Rivers of Mesa, Ariz.; his maternal grandmother, Lucille Bray of Richmond, and his paternal grandfather and grandmother, Gaylon and Carol Hogan of Abilene, Texas. He was preceded in death by his brother, Austin Hogan and his maternal grandfather, Grady Bray. Justin had lived in Houston, Texas before moving to the Lawson and Richmond areas in 2005. He was a fork lift operator for AIPC in Excelsior Springs. He was a Baptist. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Addison Jo Marie Hogan Educational Fund c/o the Lawson Bank. Funeral services will be Friday, March 16, at 10:30 a.m. at the Thurman Funeral Home, Richmond, Mo. Visitation will be Thursday, March 15, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Thurman Funeral Home, Richmond, Mo. Inurnment will be at a later date. Arrangements by: Thurman Funeral Home, 507 East Main, Richmond, MO 64085 (816) 776-2233.

Published in the Kansas City Star on 3/14/2007.

Ryan Turnbough

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John Thomas Adams

Born 11-1-1987 Died in an automobile accident 3-9-2007 at the age of 19 years 4 months and 8 days, he was born in St. Louis, and moved to Maries County with his parents in 1988. He was a Super Senior at Rolla High School.

James is preceded in death by his father Thomas Adams, Grandpa Mack Ragan, and Grandpa Tom Adams.

Those left to mourn include his Mother Patty Ragan-Ohlendorf and Dad Terry Ohlendorf, Brother Tommy Adams of Rolla, Brother Mike wife Karry and Nieces Paisha, Karesa Adams of Dixon, Sister Lisa husband George and Niece Mystique Vanwart of Rolla, and serving in Iraq, Sister Lynn Marie Adams of Maries County, Step-sister Lisa, husband Eric and Nieces Braylynn and Avery Reynolds of Holt Summitt, Step-brother Jason Ohlendorf with significant other Missy Cartmill and Niece Cloey of Vienna, Granny Molly Ragan of Vienna, Grandma Helen Adams of Rolla, Uncle John & Aunt Collen of St.Louis, Uncle Dody & Aunt Lynn of Troy, Uncle David & Aunt Debbie of St. Louis, Aunt Susan Hagan of Vienna, Aunt Shirley McKinzie of Rolla, Uncle Ray & Aunt Kathy Norris of Oakville, Uncle Jack & Aunt Carolyn of Afton, many many cousins, great aunts and great uncles and many many friends who will miss him and never forget him.

Visitation for John Thomas Adams will be held from 5-8 PM, Wednesday, March 14, 2007 at James and Gahr Mortuary in Rolla. Funeral services will be held at 11 AM, Saturday, March 17, 2007 at the Vienna United Methodist Church, 1102 Hwy 63, Vienna, with Rev. Karen Alden officiating. Interment will be at James Community Cemetery in Vienna. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to CORE for the Rolla High School Athletic Department or the United Methodist Church of Vienna or your favorite charity in his name. Cards are available at all James & Gahr locations. All arrangements are under the direction of James & Gahr Mortuary of Rolla, Missouri.

Jamie Lynn Werts, 17
May 17, 1989 - March 8, 2007

Born: May 17, 1989

Place of Birth: Hillsboro Missouri

Death: March 8, 2007

Place of Death: Festus Missouri

Memorial donations can be made to Bank of Hillsboro or Robert D. Brown Funeral Home Inc.

Jamie Lynn Werts, age 17 of Hillsboro Missouri, passed away suddenly on March 08, 2007, in Festus Missouri. Jamie was born May 17, 1989, in Hillsboro Missouri. Jamie was a senior at Hillsboro High School. She was a Hillsboro Hawks Varsity Cheerleader. member of Honor Society, track team, and marching band.

She is survived by, Parents- Mark and Tami Werts of Hillsboro Missouri, Brother-Jason S. Werts of Barnhart Missouri, Brother-Justin A. Werts of Hillsboro Missouri, Grandparents-Neal and Pat Werts of Stillwater Oklahoma, Grandmother-June Breshear of Independence Missouri, Uncle-Dale (Sally) Werts of Smithville Missouri, Aunt-Marsha (Ken) Hobart of Wichita Kansas, Aunt-Terri Turner of University City Missouri. Also survived by her many, teachers, students, and friends at Hillsboro High School. She was preceded in death by, Grandfather-William Skaller and, Uncle-Dean Werts.

Visitation Tue. March 13, 2007 at 3PM to 7PM at Hillsboro Civic Center. Memorial Service Tue. March 13, 2007 at 7:00PM at Hillsboro Civic Center

courtesy Brown Funeral Home

Charly DeVorss

Charly DeVorss, an 18-year-old senior at Trenton High school and a resident of 351 NW 75th St. at Spickard, died early Saturday, March 3, 2007 as the result of injuries received in an accident on Highway 36, west of Chillicothe.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 6, 2007 at the Wesley United Methodist Church in Trenton. Pastor Barry Boulware will officiate. Burial will be in the Rural Dale Cemetery, east of Trenton.

A family visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, March 5, 2007 at the church. General visitation is currently under way at the Whitaker-Eads Funeral Home in Trenton, which is in charge of arrangements.

Miss DeVorss was born on June 13, 1988 in North Kansas City, the daughter of Joe and Sarah Tuttle DeVorss. The family had lived at Weston until moving to a farm north of Trenton 11 years ago. A senior at Trenton High School, she was secretary of the Trenton FFA, involved with FCCLA, a member of the National Honor Society and played softball. She enjoyed showing goats. She worked at the Hy-Vee Food Store in Trenton while not in school.

She was an active member of the Wesley United Methodist Church and took care of the nursery during services.

Miss DeVorss is survived by her parents, Joe and Sarah DeVorss of the home; two brothers, Joseph DeVorss of Edinburg and Wynne DeVorss of the home; a sister, Paige DeVorss of the home; and her grandparents, Connie Crawford of Trenton, Melvin and Joyce Tuttle of Trenton and Jonalee Archer of Mexico, MO.

She was preceded in death by her grandfathers, Wayne DeVorss and Leonard Crawford.

The family suggests memorial contributions to establish an FFA scholarship fund in her memory.

Amanda Nowlin, 1990-2007

Amanda Nicole Nowlin of Ashland passed away Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2007. She was 16 years old.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 5, at Ashland Baptist Church with visitation from 9 to 11 a.m.

Amanda was born July 12, 1990, in Columbia, the daughter of Robert and Ollie Perkins Nowlin.

She was a junior at Southern Boone County High School, a varsity cheerleader and a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She attended New Salem Baptist Church.

Amanda was known for her smile and dedication.

Survivors include her parents, Robert and Ollie Nowlin of Ashland; one sister, Bethany Nowlin of Ashland; grandmothers Wanda Nowlin of Columbia and Elaine Perkins of Ashland; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Acquire the Fire Tour, FCA, 12390 Bob Veach Road, Ashland, Mo., 65010.

Sarah Katherine Daine

Sarah Katherine Daine, 19, of Ash Grove, passed away Sunday afternoon from injuries received in an automobile accident. Sarah was born in Carthage, New York. She grew up in the Ash Grove area and attended Ash Grove Elementary, Middle, and High School, graduating in 2006. During high school, she was active in the Art Club. She attended the Ash Grove United Methodist-Presbyterian Church, where she was active in the youth group. She was a delivery driver for O'Reilly Auto Stores. She is survived by her parents, Katherine Daine of Ash Grove, Mo., and Michael Daine, of Salem, Mo.; her maternal grandparents, Charles and Barbara Lovell, of Springfield, Mo.; her paternal grandmother, Dorothy Countryman, of Theresa, N.Y.; her paternal great-grandfather, Maurice LePine, of Weslaco, Texas, and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Services will be held Thursday, February 22, 2007, at 11 a.m. in the Ash Grove United Methodist-Presbyterian Church, with Rev. Mitch Fisher officiating. Interment is to follow in Ash Grove Cemetery, under the direction of Wilson Brim-Daniel Funeral Home, of Ash Grove. Friends may call after 4 p.m., Wednesday, in the funeral home where family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Sarah Daine Memorial Fund established at the Bank of Ash Grove, Ash Grove, MO.

courtesy Springfield News-Leader

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Robert John Lamb

Lamb, Robert John of St. Paul, Missouri, died February 10, 2007 at the age of 18. Robert was the beloved son of Robert and Ann Lamb; cherished brother of Bridget Lamb and Megan Lamb; dear grandson of Robert S. Lamb, Molly Lamb, Colleen (Bob) Harmon, and the late Dr. John Goldkamp; dear nephew, cousin and cherished friend. Robert was a student at Ft. Zumwalt North.Services: The family is being served by the BAUE Funeral and Memorial Center, 3950 West Clay, St. Charles, MO where visitation will be held Wednesday, February 14, 2007, 3:00-8:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10:00 a.m. Thursday St. Charles Borromeo Church 601 North Fourth Street St. Charles, MO. Interment St. Charles Borromeo Cemetery St. Charles, MO. Memorials may be made to the Robert John Lamb Trust Fund, St. Vincent DePaul Society St. Charles Borromeo or St. Paul Church, or masses. Share your condolences and memories at www.baue.com.

Michael Roberts
Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Michael Lee Roberts, 18, of Wardell, Mo., died Friday, Feb. 9, 2007, at Wardell.

Born Aug. 18, 1988, in Sikeston, Mo., son of Tina Quillin Roberts and the late Robert Roberts, he was a student.

Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Tina Roberts and Criss Rudd, of Wardell; one sister, Jessyca Roberts, of Wardell; two step-brothers, Matthew and Andrew Rudd, both of Charleston; grandparents, William and Faye Quillin and Ethel Quillin, all of Wardell, L.T. Roberts, of Campbell, Mo., and Mary Rice, of Malden, Mo.; great-grandparents, Jessie and Della Hopkins, of Marston, Mo.; step-grandfather, Ricky Rudd, of Wardell and step-grandmother, Doris Robinson, of Princeton, Ky.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., today, Tuesday, Feb. 13, at the Wardell High School gym with the Rev. Bill White officiating.

Burial was in the Elder Cemetery at Campbell.

Bradshaw Funeral Home of Wardell was in charge of arrangements.

courtesy The Daily Dunklin Democrat

Robert Purcell

Robert William Purcell of Robertsville, Mo., died Feb. 4, 2007, in Richmond Heights, Mo. He was 20.

Mr. Purcell was a cook at Rich and Charlie's Restaurant. He was born Feb. 27, 1986, in Richmond Heights, Mo.

Mr. Purcell is survived by his mother, Lisa Kay Merlo of St. Louis; father, Robert L. Purcell of Robertsville; grandmother, Shirley Day of Robertsville; sisters, Priscilla Kelley and Giavanna Merlo; aunts, Tennette Major, Regina Devine and Karen Westcott; and uncle, Phillip Purcell.

The funeral was at the Jay B. Smith Funeral Home.

Arrangements were made by Jay B. Funeral Home Maplewood Chapel.

courtesy Tri County Journal

Dustin Hickman

Dustin Hickman, 19, of Pea Ridge died Friday, Feb. 2, 2007, from injuries received in an automobile accident. He was born Jan. 28, 1988, at Rogers to Danny Hickman and Jayne Cochran Hickman.

He was a member of the Pea Ridge Varsity Baseball team for four years playing third base. In his junior year of 2005, he had a .409 batting average and made the All Conference team and All Benton County team. He played football at Pea Ridge beginning in his seventh grade year and continued through his senior year, playing defensive tackle and tight end.

In 2005, he was All State; All Conference; 1-AAA Lineman of the Year; 2005 Benton County Daily Record All County Team; 2005 Rogers Morning News All Area Team; 2005-06 KURM Radio Football Dream Team where he was also selected 2005-06 Defensive Lineman of the Year; he also was selected to the 2006 AHSCA West All-Star Team, where he played at Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville.

He enjoyed riding and racing motorcycles, and was employed by Provision Construction LLC. He was a member of the Pea Ridge Church of Christ and is preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Billy Hickman, and his maternal grandfather, Bruce Cochran.

Survivors include his father, Danny Hickman of Pea Ridge; his mother, Jayne Buckner of Indiana; two sisters, Codi Hickman and Crystal Sandford, both of Pea Ridge; paternal grandparents, Dean and Minta Messer of Pea Ridge; maternal grandmother, JoAnn Cochran of Tahlequah, Okla.; two nephews, Kyle and Riley of Pea Ridge; aunt and uncle Gwen and Esam Alnasery of Springdale; and one cousin, Zaynab Alnasery of Fayetteville.

Funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, at the Pea Ridge High School gymnasium, with Malcolm Scott officiating. Burial will be at Pea Ridge Cemetery under the direction of Sisco Funeral Home of Pea Ridge.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, at the Pea Ridge Church of Christ.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Pea Ridge Booster Club Football and Baseball programs, c/o Mike VanDyke, 781 West Pickens Road, Pea Ridge, 72751.

courtesy The Morning News

Kelly Thomas "K.T." Flores
1986 - 2007

Kelly Thomas "K.T." Flores, 20, Plattsburg, Missouri, died Saturday, January 27, 2007 in Plattsburg, Missouri. Born February 25, 1986 in St. Joseph, Missouri, and lived there until moving to Plattsburg twelve and a half years ago. He was the beloved son of Mike and Peggy Flores; and brother of Cody Flores of Kansas City, Missouri and Cale Flores also of Plattsburg, Missouri. He graduated from Plattsburg High School in 2004, where he played varsity baseball, played the saxophone in the Middle School and High School Band, and was involved in Student Council. Kelly worked for Hy-Klas Foods in Plattsburg for nearly five years, and then worked as a service technician for Air Safe in Liberty, Missouri, since December 2006. He loved baseball, music, cleaning his car, video games, working and spending time with his friends and family, especially his brother and sister. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Viviano and Frances Flores; an uncle, Larry Parker; and his great grandpa, George M. Roberts. Additional Survivors: maternal grandparents, Thomas and Beverle Scott, St. Joseph, Missouri; aunts and uncles, Tammy, Marcy, Mike (Barb), and George Scott, Mary Ann Parker, Becky (Burt) Sollars, Tina (Steve) Gilmore, and Rick Flores; numerous cousins, great aunts and great uncles. His beautiful smile and outgoing personality will be missed by his large extended family and many friends. Services: 1:00 P.M. Thursday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory, St. Joseph, Missouri. Interment Mount Olivet Cemetery, St. Joseph, Missouri. The Family will receive friends 6:00 to 9:00 P.M. Wednesday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory, where friends may call after 8:00 A.M. Wednesday. There will be a parish rosary 6:00 P.M. Wednesday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. The Family suggests memorial gifts to St. Jude Children's Hospital or a charity of the donor's choice.


courtesy Kansas City Star

Brittney M. Friday

Brittney Moran Friday, 17, Washington, passed away Monday, Jan. 22, 2007, in Moberly.

Miss Friday was born Sept. 10, 1989, in St. Louis, the daughter of Kevin Scott Bachmann and Laura Romans, nee Hill.

She was preceded in death by her father.

Miss Friday is survived by her mother, Laura Romans and husband Jerry, Washington; her adopted father, Mike Friday and wife Cherie, Washington; three brothers, Justin, Alex and Scott Friday, all of Washington; one sister, Caitlyn Romans, Washington; her grandparents, Bill and Sally Hill, Washington, Lou and Sue Bachmann, Moberly, James and Veda Romans, Harvester, and Franklin and Mary Friday, Union; her great-grandparents, Wilma Williams, Washington, and Charles H. Hill, Germantown, Md.; other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services were held Friday, Jan. 26, at Miller Funeral Home, Washington. The Rev. Larry Hopkins officiated.

Burial was in Crestview Memorial Park Cemetery, St. Clair.

Memorials to the Crohn's Foundation are preferred.

courtesy Missourian

Laura Rose ``Rosie'' McKee
Departed on Jan. 20, 2007 and resided in Eureka, MO

McKee, Laura Rose “Rosie”, passed away, Saturday, January 20, 2007.

Beloved daughter of Joann McKee; dear sister of Lawrence David & Martin Anthony McKee & Chasity Severson; granddaughter of Larry & Barbara Umbogy-McKee & Larry (the late Kathleen) Severson; dear niece, cousin & friend to many.

Rosie will be missed by all & loved forever.

Services: Funeral service at the Schrader Funeral Home – Eureka, 108 N. Central Ave., Wednesday, 2:00 p.m. Interment Sunset Cemetery, Pacific. Visitation Tuesday 2-9 p.m.

courtesy Schrader Funeral Home

Dominic Griffin, 16

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Rebekah Lynne Maupin
April 20, 1987- January 12, 2007
Clinton, Missouri

Rebekah Lynne Maupin, 19, Clinton, Mo., was driving her 2003 Mini Cooper southbound on Missouri Highway 13, .9 miles south of County Road SE 500 Friday, Jan.12, when she lost control of her vehicle on the icy roadway and slid sideways into the northbound lane. She was struck in the passenger side by 26-year-old Michael J. Derkits, Warrensburg, who was driving a 1998 Chevrolet S10 pick-up truck.

The accident occurred at 1 p.m. Maupin was pronounced dead at 2:15 p.m. by Johnson County coroner C.L. Holdern at Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrensburg. Both Maupin and Derkits were wearing seat belts at the time of the accident.

Visitation was held Monday evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Vansant-Mills Chapel in Clinton and funeral services were held Tuesday, Jan. 16 at First Baptist Church in Clinton. Burial was in Elm Spring Cemetery in Kingsville, Mo.

Maupin was born April 20, 1987 in Independence, Mo. She was a graduate of Clinton High School and was a nursing student at UCM. She was also a member of the First Baptist Church in Clinton.

She is survived by her parents, Dennis and Jennifer Maupin, and one sister, Hannah Maupin, all of the home; a second sister, Melissa Chiles and husband, Jeremy; a niece, Hallie Chiles; her paternal grandmother, Peggy Maupin and fiance, Chance Wilson, all of Clinton; and her maternal grandfather, Norm Arbo, of New Port Richey, Fla.

courtesy The Muleskinner

Tyler Eugene Parker, 16

Tyler Eugene Parker, born on December 12, 1990, passed away in a tragic auto accident January 12, 2007. Tyler was a student at Lee's Summit West. He loved sports and hanging out with his friends. He was excited about getting his first job and a car. He is survived by his parents, Sonya Eastland of Greenwood and Gary Todd Parker of Independence; stepparents Sherri Parker, Kenneth Eastland and Tom Miller; brother Trevor Eastland and sister Tiara Eastland, both of the home; stepsisters Amanda Roberts, Haley Eastland, Cecily Hamm and half-brother Trey Calvin Parker. Grandparents are D.E. Pemberton of Greenwood, Pat Scott of Independence and the late Gary T. Parker and Sue C. Parker; stepgrandparents are Peggy Ragan of Lee's Summit, Tom Scott of Independence, Raymond and Janice Eastland of Harrisonville; great grandmother Laura Pemberton of Greenwood, the late Rose Mary Werner and Charles S. Werner of Raytown; his aunt and uncle Steve and Lisa Limberg and Kelly and Kent Helgens and Dustin Parker. Tyler leaves behind his aunt Debbie Reed, uncle Jeff Pemberton, cousins Keagon, Gunner and Jalene Reed and Amber and Nick Pemberton. There is also a large family of aunts, uncles and cousins. Tyler was a smiling fun-loving boy and will be missed so much by everyone. Visitation will be Monday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the Langsford Funeral Home in Lee's Summit. Mass services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, January 16, 2007, at Our Lady of the Presentation Catholic Church, Lee's Summit. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Tyler to Blue Ridge Bank. Arrangements: Langsford Funeral Home, 115 SW 3rd St., Lee's Summit, Mo., (816) 524-3700.

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Crysania Wheeler, 18

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