Kathleen A. (Swaney) Conner, 58, passed away Tuesday, November 9, 2021, at her home in Weston, MO. Kathleen was born December 24, 1962, in Wichita, KS to James Duane and Donna Jean (Haines) Swaney. She lived in numerous areas during her childhood until the family moved to Weston in 1977. 
Kathleen was a 1981 graduate of the West Platte R-II High School in Weston, afterwards attending University of Missouri-Columbia. She was a member of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church of Weston. 
Kathleen worked for over 20 years as Territory Sales Manager for Brighton Best International, travelling throughout the Midwest area. She enjoyed riding her Harley and horseback riding. 
She enjoyed live music and dancing.  She loved spending time with her family and friends.  Kathleen loved to go shopping and was especially fond of her dogs Meyers and Sophie. 
She was preceded in death by her parents. Kathleen is survived by her daughters, Alissa (Joshua Cheatum) Depetre and Jessie (Dustin) Parker; her siblings Terry (John) Jackson, Stephanie (Kevin) Blydenburgh, Mike (Kim) Swaney, and Chris (Tara) Swaney; her grandchildren Kari Cheatum, Tony and Colton Depetre, Kennedy and Kiera Gieseke, and Kali Parker; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family, and friends. 
A visitation was held 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., Friday, November 12, 2021, at Vaughn Funeral Home in Weston. A funeral mass was held 10:30 a.m., Saturday, November 13, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Weston. 
Interment followed at the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Weston. Memorial contributions can be given to St. Luke’s Hospice House-3516 Summit St.-K.C., MO  64111, or, Holy Trinity Catholic Church-407 Cherry St.-Weston, MO  64098.  Arrangements By:  Vaughn Funeral Home—Weston, MO—Ph. 816.386.2281.  www.vaughnfuneralhomes.com

Kathleen A. (Swaney) Connor


Jesse Lane Reiss, 64, of Weston, MO, died Saturday, November 6, 2021, at his home in Weston, MO.
Memorial services will be 3:00 pm on Saturday, November 13th, 2021, at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home with Elder Don Payne officiating.  Burial of cremated remains will be at a later date in the Oak Hill Cemetery. 
The family will receive friends one hour prior to services on Saturday, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Three Rivers Hospice or the American Cancer Society and may be sent in care of the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be left online at www.beckerdyer.com.
Jesse was born on February 17, 1957, in Smithville, MO, the son of Frederick “Wayne” and Elizabeth Anne (Borland) Reiss. He graduated from West Platte (Weston) High School in 1975. Jesse worked at several grocery stores as a department manager. 
He was a member of the Community of Christ Church. Jesse also played in several Country / Rock bands including Stagecoach and Diesel Smoke. He enjoyed playing drums and keyboards. He also enjoyed making people laugh, especially his nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, his stepchildren, and step grandchildren.
Jesse was married to Karen Merrill on July 12, 1985, in Weston, MO. Karen preceded him in death on April 28, 2014. His parents, four sisters; Mary Anne, Waunita, Gloria and Diana Reiss, a nephew, Adam Reiss, niece, Jean Anne Mitchell, and three grandchildren; Lainey Fultz, Nolan Fultz, and Logan Watowa also preceded him in death.
Survivors include three brothers; Fredrick (Rebecca) Reiss, Kansas City, MO, Frank (Rebecca) Reiss, Weston, MO, Donald (Janice) Reiss, Cummings, KS, a stepdaughter, April (Daryl) Watowa and two stepsons; Alan Fultz and Jeff Fultz, Atchison, KS, four grandchildren, one great granddaughter, several nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews. 

PATSY MARIE (TATE) MIZE

Dorothy Jean Aylsworth

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Jesse Lane Reiss


Patsy Marie (Tate) Mize, 73, of Kansas City, MO passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at North Kansas City Hospice House. 
Patsy was born and raised in Tracy, MO to William K. Tate & Norma L. (Hunt) Hulett on March 11, 1948. She graduated from Platte City High School in 1966 and married Richard Mize Jr. shortly after and became a military wife. 
They divorced in 1972, but she never allowed her becoming a single mom to stop her from living a long and fulfilling life. Her creativity, inner strength, and love for others manifested throughout her life. 

She leaves behind her brother Richard Crump; daughter Tracey Huskisson; son Richard Mize III; and daughter Janette Heller; grandchildren Stefani, Kyle, & Jimmy Huskisson, Brittani, Alysia, & Jacob Harsh, John, Aaron, & Olivia Mize, Ammon, Aaidan, and Emmaline Corson, and Josiah AlKhafaji; and great grandchildren Caeden, Athena, Melody, & coming soon Jackson. 
She was proceeded in death by her grandparents, her parents Norma Hulett, Abe (Pappy) Hulett, William (Bill) Tate, Brothers William (Deanie) Tate, James(Jimmy) Tate, Daniel (Danny) Tate, and Sister Rose Dunn. 
A memorial visitation will be from 12 noon to 3 pm on Saturday, November 20, 2021 at Rollins Funeral Home, followed by a graveside service at Larkin Cemetery. 
Arrangements by Rollins Funeral Home, Platte City, MO. 816.858.2129. www.rollinsfuneralhome.net.

Weston • Platte County • Missouri


Dorothy Jean Aylsworth, 94, of Platte City, MO, passed away on Saturday, November 13, 2021 at St. Luke’s North Hospital in Kansas City, MO. Dorothy 
Jean was born on July 10, 1927 in Adrian, MO to Thomas Jefferson Ross and Lena Mae Woods Ross Salmons. 
 She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and siblings Orville Ross, Hallie Hilty, Elizabeth Moore, Charles Ross and TJ Ross. Dorothy Jean is survived by daughters Cynthia “Cindy” (Joe) Kamphefner of Platte City, MO and Rebecca “Becky” (Mike) Haxton of Overland Park, KS; grandchildren Vicky Kamphefner, Julie (David) Wood, and Jimmy Haxton; great grandchildren Andrew Wood and Alex Wood; sister Lena Belle Jeffres; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Visitation will be 5-7 pm Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at Rollins Funeral Home in Platte City, MO. Funeral service 10:30 am, at the funeral home, on Wednesday, November 17, followed by interment at Platte City Cemetery. Memorial donations to Hillcrest Ministries, Platte City, MO. Arrangements by Rollins Funeral Home, Platte City, MO. 816.858.2129. www.rollinsfuneralhome.net