Kansas City Obituaries Cremation Center of Kansas City

Mary Margaret Walker

Mary Margaret Walker died at home May 16, 2010. Mary was born on Good Friday/St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, 1940. She spent her life as an educator, first in the Johnson County, Kan., Schools and then at William Jewell College. She is survived by a brother, Haywood Walker and two nephews, Collin Walker and Kent…

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Richard A. Klasinski

Richard A. Klasinski, 78, Kansas City, Kansas, died Friday, May 28, 2010, following an illness and hospice care in the family home. Richard joined the Army in 1951. He was accepted in the paratroopers and was honorably discharged Staff Sergeant from the 82nd Airborne Division in 1954. Richard attended Wyandotte High School, Donnelly College, and…

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Murlita Ruth Grindley

Murlita Grindley, Rutherfordton, North Carolina, died as the result of a motor vehicular accident on May 26, 2010.  Murlita was born November 11, 1931 in Elgin, Texas, the daughter of Murland and Nita Smith Sylvester.  Services are planned for a later date in North Carolina.

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James McGaw

James McGaw, 42, of Pleasant Hill, MO, passed away, Thursday, May, 27, 2010.

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Donald Richard Gortney, Sr.

Donald Gortney, 68, John Knox Village, Lee’s Summit, MO passed away Friday, May 21, 2010 at Specialty Hospital of Mid America.  Donald was an electrical engineer for many years.   Private family services are planned.

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Charles “Charlie” Simkins

Charlie Simkins, 60, of Bonner Springs, KS has eternally gone fishing after losing his battle with cancer on Thursday, May 20, 2010. Charlie lived life to the fullest, was a social butterfly and made friends wherever he was. He recently retired from the sheet metal union after 30 years. He is survived by his wife,…

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Julia L. Compton

A memorial service for Julia L. Compton, 60, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at West Side Presbyterian Church. Cremation is planned. She died Friday, May 14, 2010, at Kansas University Hospital in Kansas City, Kan., after an illness. She was born June 30, 1949, in Ottawa and had lived in Lawrence since 1957.…

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Willa Lee Busse

Willa Lee Busse, born July 9th, 1923, passed away peacefully on May 14th, 2010. Raised in the Great Depression, Willa was the rock of the family, giving heart and soul to the care of her sisters and brothers. Lover of life, family, gardening & storytelling, she was a gift to all. Preceded in death by…

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Richard A. Zankel Sr.

Jesus has rejoiced in welcoming home his son, Richard A. Zankel Sr. on Thursday, May 13, 2010.  He passed peacefully to heaven at home surrounded by his family.  Rich, as he was affectionately known, was born on January 24, 1943 in Pittsburgh, PA.  He was preceded in death by his mother Margaret Zankel and his…

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Hugh Dale Fizer

Hugh Fizer, 72, Carrollton, Missouri, passed away Thursday, May 13, 2010 at the Life Care Center of Carrollton.  Hugh was born in Marshall, Missouri on December 30, 1937 to George and Opal Mawhiney Fizer.  Services are pending.

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Obituaries & Condolences

Neil Alan Lewis

Charles Edward Coppedge II

Mark F. Peters

Gail Luther May

Maurice E. “Pete” Burch

Betty Congour Caywood Bushman

Nancy Schmalbeck

Josephine Frances Dauber Schulte

Phillip Eugene Larson Sr.

Gonzalo Medina Arriens

Dinah May Hall Medina

Debbie Lou Mallory