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Area Obituaries

John H. Ferguson

John H. Ferguson, 87, of Kingsville, Missouri, departed this life on September 20, 2022, at the VA Hospital in Kansas City Missouri. “Honest John” as he was best known, was born Wednesday, November 7, 1934, as the only child of Horace and Dessie (Carr) Ferguson in Kansas City, Missouri. He lived in several places including…

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Robert Edward Dean

  Robert Edward Dean (65), though most knew him as Bobby, of Pittsville, MO passed away on Sept. 6, 2022 at Lee’s Summit Medical Center. Bobby was born Aug. 1, 1957, to John and Gladys (Mifflin) Dean. He had two siblings, Linda and Larry, and one son, Michael Dean. He grew up in Pittsville, where…

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Gerald J. Wallace

Gerald J. Wallace passed away Friday, September 16, 2022 at Golden Valley Medical Center in Clinton. Gerald was born July 18, 1939 in Chilhowee, Missouri the son of Josephus William Wallace and Vonna Myrl (Houts) Wallace. He graduated from Holden High School. He was united in marriage to Barbara Ann Hilsabeck on November 1, 1957…

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Samuel Joseph Shafer

Samuel Joseph Shafer, 67, of Kingsville, Missouri passed away at Lee’s Summit Medical Center on Thursday, September 15, 2022. He was born on Friday, October 22, 1954, in St Louis, Missouri and was soon adopted by his loving parents Gordon and Hester (Tipton) Shafer. He graduated high school in Corning, Iowa and shortly after the…

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Gary Don DeMasters

Gary Don DeMasters was born January 22, 1941 in Holden, Missouri, to Donald R. DeMasters and Lovina Mae Saling. He passed away June 6, 2022, in Austin, Texas. After his parents divorced, he and his siblings went to Hawaii to live with their mother for a few years. Once they returned, he entered activities at…

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Carolyn Sue Kephart

Carolyn Sue Kephart, 89, of Holden, passed away peacefully Saturday, September 10, 2022, in Warrensburg, Missouri. Carolyn was born on Sunday, April 9, 1933, in Columbia, Missouri to Edgar and Evangline (Thornton) Barnhart. She graduated from Hickman High School in Columbia and attended Christian College there before finishing her education degree at CMSU in Warrensburg.…

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CHARLES TIMOTHY TYLER

Charles Timothy Tyler, 66, of Holden, Missouri, passed away on Friday, August 5, 2022, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. He was born Tuesday, July 3, 1956 in Kansas City, MO to the late Charles Bruce Tyler and the late Robbie Rose Lee Tyler. He was the loving husband of Mary (Batye) Tyler.…

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Angela Cherri (Miller) Roberson

Angela Cherri (Miller) Roberson, 59, passed away comfortably and peacefully with a dear best friend Tammy Cononie by her side in a hospice facility in Jacksonville, Florida on July 25th, 2002. Cherri was born June 23rd, 1963 at Golden Valley Hospital, Clinton, Mo. She lived around the Holden are until after graduating in 1981, from…

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Thomas A. Atkinson

Thomas A. Atkinson, 72, passed away Saturday, August 20, 2022 at Menorah Medical Center in Overland Park, Kansas. Tom was born September 29, 1949 in Clinton, Missouri, the son of LeRoy Atkinson and Lora Flossie (Bernard) Atkinson. He attended schools in Buchner, Missouri. He was united in marriage to Edna Ann Durand on January 20,…

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Francis E. Logan

Francis E. Logan, 86, of Parkville, Mo., died peacefully on Aug. 19, 2022, at home. He had faced a progressive neurodegenerative condition in recent years and suffered a stroke on Aug. 13. He was born to Frank and Mary (Lena) Logan on April 9, 1936, in Maryville, Mo., the oldest of three sons. His family…

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