Category: Obituaries

Mary Melissa Breshears

Mary Melissa Breshears, 96, of Warsaw, Mo., died Saturday, Dec. 1 at Warsaw Health and Rehabilitation Center. Graveside services and burial are at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4 at Shiloh Cemetery, south of Warsaw, Mo., under the direction of Ben Cast & Son – Wood Funeral Home in Holden, Mo. The Rev. Maureen McNeil will… Read more »

Thomas Michael Kuper

Thomas Michael Kuper, 53, of Holden, Mo., died Thursday, Nov. 29 at home. Mr. Kuper will be cremated under the direction of Ben Cast & Son – Wood Funeral Home in Holden. He was born Dec. 16, 1958, the son of Arlan Roy and Deanne (Ellithorpe) Kukper. He had lived in the Holden community for… Read more »

Roland Wayne Blankenship II

Roland Wayne Blankenship II, 47, of Kingsville, Mo., died Wednesday, Nov. 28 at home. The family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30 at Ben Cast & Son – Wood Funeral Home in Holden, Mo. Cremation will follow. He was born Dec. 25, 1964 in Kansas City, Mo., the son of Roland and… Read more »

Mariam Ruth Harvey

Mariam Ruth Harvey, 83, of Warrensburg, died Tuesday, Nov. 27 at Country Club Care Center. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1 at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Warrensburg with the Rev. Terrence Moody officiating. Pallbearers are Leroy White, Robert Moore, Stanley Dollar, Charles Briscoe, Lawrence Rucker Jr., Sherman Tinder, Kenneth Watson and… Read more »

Mabel Anna Golladay

Mabel Anna Golladay, 91, of Holden, Mo., died Monday, Nov. 26 at Country Club Care Center in Warrensburg, Mo. Graveside service and interment will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30 at Holden Cemetery, in Holden, Mo., with the Rev. Jason Ku. Pallbearers are Russell Braun, Lori Edmondson, David Bryant, Anthony Smith, Timothy Smith and… Read more »

‘Dallas’ star Larry Hagman dies in Texas

By LYNN ELBER, AP — J.R. Ewing was a business cheat, faithless husband and bottomless well of corruption. Yet with his sparkling grin, Larry Hagman masterfully created the charmingly loathsome oil baron — and coaxed forth a Texas-size gusher of ratings — on television’s long-running and hugely successful nighttime soap, “Dallas.” Although he first gained… Read more »

Former Mouseketeer Bonita Lynn Fields dies at 68

By RICK CALLAHAN (INDIANAPOLIS, AP) — Former Mouseketeer Bonita Lynn Fields Elder, an agile dancer who showcased those skills on the 1950s children’s show “The Mickey Mouse Club” and later performed on Broadway, has died in Indiana at age 68. Her cousin Robbin Myers said Tuesday that Fields died Saturday at a Richmond hospital following… Read more »

Zelma Kerr

Zelma Kerr, 85, of Warrensburg, died Monday, Nov. 19 at Country Club Care Center. Graveside services will be 2:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23 at Warrensburg Memorial Gardens Cemetery with Brother Charles Brant officiating. Pallbearers will be Chris Armstrong, Baxter Armstrong, Brad Armstrong, Dan Armstrong, Matt Armstrong and Andrew Forbes. The family will receive friends from… Read more »

Burton T. Shukers

Burton T. Shukers Jr., 78, of Warrensburg, died Tuesday, Nov. 6 at Western Missouri Medical Center. A private family service will be held at a later date with scattering of his cremated remains in Waynesville, Mo. He was born Dec. 29, 1933, in Waynesville, the son of Burton T. and Kathryn (Evans) Shukers Sr. He… Read more »

Marjorie Irene Kissling

Marjorie Irene Kissling, 87, of Kansas City, Mo., died Wednesday, Nov. 7 at Research Vitas in Kansas City. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10 at Elm Spring Baptist Church in Kingsville, Mo., under the direction of Ben Cast & Son – Wood Funeral Home, Holden, Mo. The Clergyman will be Pastor… Read more »