Category: Obituaries

May Ellen Southard

May Ellen Southard, 83, of Warrensburg, died Wednesday, Sept. 12 at Warrensburg Manor Care Center. She was born May 23, 1929, in Humansville, Mo., the daughter of Ray B. and Wassa Adele (Steward) King. On March 5, 1949, she was united in marriage to Calvin E. Southard in Humansville. May worked as a seamstress for… Read more »

May Ellen Southard

May Ellen Southard, 83, of Warrensburg, died Wednesday, Sept. 12 at Warrensburg Manor Care Center. Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 at Sweeney-Phillips & Holdren Funeral Home in Warrensburg with Pastor Randy Crawshaw officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Susan G. Komen Foundation and… Read more »

Mary Ann McCoy

Mary Ann McCoy, 71, of Leeton, died Monday, Sept. 10 at Overland Park Regional Medical Center in Overland Park, Kan. She was born March 23, 1941, in Leeton, the daughter of Bacil and Mae (Mohler) Thomas. On April 10, 1959, she was united in marriage to Wilford Leroy McCoy in Warrensburg. Mary Ann was a… Read more »

Edith Lord Hensley

Edith Lord Hensley, 88, of Warrensburg died Sunday, Sept. 2 at the Country Club Care Center in Warrensburg.  She was born June 19, 1924 in Kansas City, Kan., the daughter of John Wesley and Jessie Surber Lord. She was one of seven siblings. On April 7, 1945 she and William J. Hensley, high school sweethearts,… Read more »

Blaine Whitworth

Blaine Whitworth, 25, of Warrensburg, Mo., formerly of Garden City, Mo., died Saturday, Sept. 1 at his home in Warrensburg. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8 at “The Farm,” 28710 S. St Rt 7, Garden City, Mo. Interment will be in the Garden City Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m…. Read more »

James Franklin Gudde

James Franklin Gudde, 80, of Kingsville, Mo., died Saturday, Sept. 1 at Centerpoint Medical Center in Independence. James was born Jan. 13, 1932 in Sedalia, the son of Francis Edward and Ruby Mae (Finch) Gudde. He had lived in Sedalia, Odessa, and Centerview, but most of his life in Holden and Kingsville. Franklin graduated from… Read more »

Anna Marie (Clear) Preston

Anna Marie (Clear) Preston, 52, of Holden, formerly of Warrensburg, died Wednesday, Aug. 29 in Warrensburg surrounded by her family. Anna was born Nov. 3, 1959 in Warrensburg, the daughter of Hubert C. and A. “Pauline” (Ford) Clear. She graduated from Warrensburg High School in 1978. She was employed with Harmon Industries/General Electric since 1986…. Read more »

James Frederick Meyer

James Frederick Meyer, 53, of Warrensburg, died Tuesday, Aug. 28 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., surrounded by his family. James was born Jan. 6, 1959, in Kansas City, Mo., the son of William and Mary (Iseminger) Meyer. He was employed as a groundskeeper at the University of Central Missouri for 23 years…. Read more »

Mansel Burton Gayhart

Mansel Burton Gayhart, age 90, of Warrensburg, passed away Monday, August 27, 2012, at the Missouri State Veteran’s Home. He was born September 18, 1921, in New Harford, MO, the son of James Grant and Gertie (Vanarsdel) Gayhart. On August 27, 1943, he was united in marriage to Ellen Donnelly in Fort Knox, KY. Mr…. Read more »