In Loving Memory... Robert A. Simpson Robert Alden (Bob) Simpson, LaMonte, MO passed away on September 11, 2017 at University Hospital in Columbia. He was born on Nov 26, 1940 in Caney, Kansas a son of Robert E. (Ted) Simpson and Faye (Hamman) Simpson. He was a graduate of Caney High School, attended Coffeyville Community College were he met his wife. They were married in Coffeyville on Nov 27, 1960. To this union was born two sons and a daughter. CWO Mitchell Simpson of Jefferson Continue reading

In Loving Memory... Ruth Burd Ruth Burd, 98, of Sedalia, formerly of Lee’s Summit, passed away on Saturday, September 9, 2017, at Sylvia G. Thompson Residence Center. She was born March 27, 1919, in Blodgett, MO, the daughter of William and Catherine Louder. Ruth worked at Western Electric until retirement. She enjoyed going out to eat, traveling, and gardening. She is survived by her daughter, Catherine Rutherford, of Sedalia; three granddaughters, Kim Braverman, Tina Price, and Continue reading

In Loving Memory... Pamela Bartley Pamela Ann Bartley, 66, longtime resident of Sedalia, MO, died peacefully at her daughter’s home in Waxhaw, NC, on September 7, 2017, after a long battle with breast cancer. She was born April 30, 1951, in Lyon, KS, the daughter of Eldo and Dortha Kopke. She grew up in Overland Park, KS, and graduated from Shawnee Mission West High School. She was married to Gary Bartley for almost forty years, before he preceded her in death on September 23, Continue reading

In Loving Memory... Dean C. Morton Dean C. Morton, 94, formerly of Sedalia, passed away Monday, September 4, 2017, at the Benton House in Kansas City. He was born July 21, 1923, in Pettis County, the son of John P. Morton and Beulah G. Latimer Morton. Dean served honorably in the U.S. Army in World War II. On June 1, 1947, in Sedalia, he was united in marriage to Betty J. Thomas, who preceded him in death on August 26, 2015. Mr. Morton was a member of First Baptist Church, where he Continue reading

In Loving Memory... Thomas A. Smith Thomas Allen Smith, 46, of Sedalia, passed away Sunday, September 3, 2017, at University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia. He was born January 10, 1971, in Oberlin, Ohio, son of Harold Perkins and Lizzie Smith. On April 20, 2012, in Sedalia, he was married to Rebecca R. Overly, who survives of the home. Thomas worked with the disabled. He enjoyed traveling and watching sports. His favorite teams were the Cleveland Browns, Cleveland Indians and Continue reading