Category: Obituaries

Bork, whose failed nomination made history, dies

By MARK SHERMAN and MATTHEW BARAKAT (MCLEAN, Va., AP) — Robert H. Bork, who stepped in to fire the Watergate prosecutor at Richard Nixon’s behest and whose failed 1980s nomination to the Supreme Court helped draw the modern boundaries of cultural fights over abortion, civil rights and other issues, has died. He was 85. Son… Read more »

Thelma Singleton

Thelma Singleton, 75, of Knob Noster, died Tuesday, Dec. 11 at Research Medical Center. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 22 at the Jesus Saves Pentecostal Church in Warrensburg with Brother Morris Collins officiating. Interment will follow at Knob Noster Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21… Read more »

Mary Elizabeth Webb

Mary Elizabeth Webb, 24, of Holden, Mo., died Wednesday, Dec. 12 in an automobile accident two miles west of Holden on state Route 58. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18 at Ben Cast & Son – Wood Funeral Home in Holden, Mo. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday… Read more »

Indian sitar virtuouso Ravi Shankar dies at 92

By MUNEEZA NAQVI, AP Ravi Shankar, the sitar virtuoso who became a hippie musical icon of the 1960s after hobnobbing with the Beatles and who introduced traditional Indian ragas to Western audiences over an eight-decade career, has died. He was 92. The prime minister’s office confirmed his death and called him a “national treasure.” Labeled… Read more »

Marietta Sue Wentworth

Marietta Sue Wentworth, 64, of Kingsville, Mo., died Thursday, Dec. 6 at her home. A visitation for Mrs. Wentworth will be from 1-8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10 at the W.G. Hardy Funeral home in Valley Springs, Ky. Funeral services will at noon Tuesday, Dec. 11. She was born Jan. 5, 1948 in Louisville, Ky., the… Read more »

Mary Etta Faulkenberry

Mary Etta (Ramsey) Faulkenberry, 81, died Dec. 6 at the Pleasant Hill Health and Rehabilitation facility in Pleasant Hill, Mo. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Dec. 10 at the Baptist Church in Lone Jack, Mo., and will be handled by Ben Cast and Son – Wood Funeral Home, of Holden, Mo. Burial will… Read more »

Sam Allen Stout

Sam Allen Stout, 77, died Thursday, Dec. 6. Funeral services for Mr. Stout are 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9 at Ben Cast & Son – Wood Funeral Home in Holden, Mo. Cremation will follow the services. The clergyman is Pastor Bob Sims, and the honorary pallbearers are Daniel Stout, William Stout, Jeff Stout, Stoney Stout,… Read more »

Barbara Dorene Henry

Barbara Dorene Henry, 70, of Holden, Mo., died Monday, Dec. 3 at Lee’s Summit Medical Center. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7 at Holden First Baptist Church with interment following at Holden Cemetery. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Ben Cast & Son – Wood Funeral Home in Holden. She… Read more »

Jazz composer, pianist Dave Brubeck dies

(HARTFORD, Conn., AP) — Jazz composer and pianist Dave Brubeck, whose pioneering style in pieces such as “Take Five” caught listeners’ ears with exotic, challenging rhythms, has died. He was 91. Brubeck died Wednesday morning of heart failure after being stricken while on his way to a cardiology appointment with his son Darius, said his… Read more »

Larry Neil McDaniel

Larry Neil McDaniel, 75, died Monday, Dec. 3 in Lee’s Summit, Mo. A celebration of life will take place at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9 at Silent Unity Chapel at Unity Village, Mo. He was born on April 26, 1937, to Robert Isaac and Mary Fay (Luthye) McDaniel. Larry grew up in Topeka, Kan., and… Read more »