In Loving Memory... Ernest "Ray" Fluty Ernest Ray Fluty, 90, of Houstonia, passed away Monday, May 18, 2015, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Warrensburg. He was born October 12, 1924, in Clifton City, son of Elbert and Nellie Fluty. He was raised by his aunt, Gertrude Fluty. In 1942, Ray married Dorothy Juanita Powers, who preceded him in death April 6, 2008. Ray grew up a Methodist. He served honorably in the U.S. Army during WW II as a medic in the European Theater. He Continue reading

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In Loving Memory... Rosemary M. Dotson Rosemary Melany Dotson, 53, of Sedalia, passed away Monday, May 11, 2015, at Bothwell Regional Health Center. She was born June 23, 1961, in West Virginia, daughter of Robert and Mildred Utt Gross. Rosemary was a retired critical care registered nurse. She was a member of the Central Missouri Blind Association and the Church of Christ. She enjoyed photography, collecting gem stones and walking with her seeing eye dog, Rocky. Surviving are a Continue reading

In Loving Memory... Kathryn C. Frye-Jasir Kathryn C. Frye-Jasir, 61, of Sedalia, passed away Saturday, May 9, 2015, at Bothwell Regional Health Center. She was born April 11, 1954, in Illinois, daughter of William and Marilyn Ortmann. Kathryn was very much a people person. She loved meeting new people. She was a mother to everybody. She enjoyed playing games on the Internet. She worked for ETS Taxi in Sedalia. Surviving are her husband, Talal Jasir, of the home; a daughter, Martha Continue reading


In Loving Memory... Morris K. Byrum, Jr. Morris King Byrum Jr., 84, of Lee's Summit, formerly of Sedalia, passed away Monday, May 4, 2015, at The Benton House in Lee's Summit. He was born October 11, 1930, in Hannibal, son of Morris King Sr. and Marie Louise Ruoff Byrum. His mother was the first woman who ever voted in the United States. On March 16, 1956, in North Kansas City, he married Dixie L. Moore, who survives of the home. Morris played in the minor league for the St. Louis Continue reading


In Loving Memory... Dr. Russell K. Drenon Dr. Russell K. Drenon Sr., 96, of Sedalia, passed away Monday, May 4, 2015, at Sylvia G. Thompson Residence Center. He was born June 5, 1918, in Benton County, son of Albert Edward and Hannah Elizabeth Edwards Drenon. On December 3, 1944, in Warsaw, he married Geraldine "Jerry" Cunningham, who preceded him in death on September 24, 2014. Russell graduated from William Jewell College, where he played football. He then entered the U.S. Army Air Continue reading