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


In Loving Memory... Kenny D. Ray Kenny D. Ray, 65, of Sedalia, passed away Wednesday, April 29, 2015, at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born in Sedalia on February 13, 1950, son of Melvin and Berniece Stevenson Ray. Kenny enjoyed fishing, watching the races, and antiquing. He loved being involved with his grandkids sports and various activities. He received his Associate degree from State Fair Community College. Kenny was a member of the Green Ridge Presbyterian Continue reading


In Loving Memory... Jay M. Appleton Jay Myron Appleton, 85, of Sedalia, passed away Sunday, April 26, 2015, at his home. He was born December 24, 1929, in Denver, CO, son of Julius Myron and Ida Catherine Herr Appleton. On June 29, 1955, he married Jane L. Hawley of Laurens, Iowa. Jay was a Petty officer third class stationed aboard the USS Lipan in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He served from 1948-1952. He entered Denver University in 1952 and graduated with a BS degree in Continue reading


In Loving Memory... Allen H. "Gus" Pledge, Jr. Allen Hall "Gus" Pledge Jr., 90, of Sedalia, passed away Saturday, April 25, 2015, at Fair View Nursing Home. He was born February 13, 1925, in Slater, son of Allen Hall Pledge Sr. and Ollie Marie Hall Pledge, who preceded him in death. On June 18, 1950, in Sedalia, he was married to Marjorie Mae Kahrs, who survives of the home. Mr. Pledge retired from KCP&L after 42 years, where he traveled all over the area installing meters on large Continue reading