Minnie Beisinger, 89, of Weston, MO, died Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at Hillview Nursing Home in Platte City, MO. Minnie was born February 23, 1930 in Weston, MO to Jesse James and Minnie Clarcy (Braman) Gwinn. She married John Henry Beisinger on February 10, 1947 in Platte City, MO. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; and 10 brothers and sisters. Minnie is survived by her son Jerald Raymond Beisinger; daughter Linda Kathryn Williamson; 5 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. A graveside service will be held at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Weston, MO on Monday, October 7, 2019 at 11 am. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be given to a charity of your choice.
Dorothy Buckler, 91, a lifelong resident of Platte County, MO, passed away Saturday, October 19, 2019 at the New Mark Care Center in Kansas City, MO. Dorothy was born December 9, 1927 to Richard Wesley and Mary Elizabeth (Hill) Crump. Dorothy married Spencer Redman Buckler in Leavenworth, KS on July 12, 1943. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Platte City for many years. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting, making dolls and sewing clothes for her daughters. Among her many loves and talents were cooking and canning, decorating cakes, working tobacco, spending time with her family, and too many others to mention.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; husband; siblings Richard Crump, Carl Crump, Tarlton Crump, Mary Harris, Betty Crump, and Vivian Oliver; and son-in-law Eddie Rowland. She is survived by children Richard “Pete” (Sandy Sue) Buckler of Weston, MO, Linda Rowland of Platte City, MO, and Wanda (Ron) Filger of Gladstone, MO; grandchildren Neal, Brian, Shelle, Brad, Tricia, and Danny; 12 great grandchildren; 1 great great granddaughter; brother Jack (Betty) Crump of Platte City, MO; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
A graveside service will be held at 2:00 pm, Tuseday, October 22, 2019 at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Weston, MO. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be given to the American Cancer Society or the Alzheimer”s Association. The family wishes to express their gratitude to the staff of New Mark Care Center and Crossroads Hospice for the loving care they gave to Dorothy. Arrangements By: Rollins Funeral Home—Platte City, MO—Ph. 816.858.2129. <http://www.rollinsfuneralhome.net>www.rollinsfuneralhome.net
Glenda Louise (Goodman) Myers, 83, passed away Wednesday, October 9, 2019 in Kansas City, MO. Our wonderful "one of a kind" mother was born on October 16, 1935 in Fisher, LA to Allen and Norma Goodman. Glenda married her sweetheart, Charley Edwin Myers on September 15, 1956 in Shreveport, LA. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and served in many capacities. Glenda was devoted to her family. She was an accomplished pianist, and through her playing instilled a love of music in her family and many in the church. Her daughters fondly remember the beautiful dresses she designed and sewed for them. She enjoyed researching genealogy, and served as a family history consultant, and hosted a website for other genealogists. She was beautiful, loving, kind, gentle, sincere, strong, talented, creative, honest, loyal, smart, funny, stubborn and a wonderful listener. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her brothers Randall and Roger Goodman, and her son in law Michael Jay Spencer. Glenda is survived by her daughters; Linda (Danny) Sanders of Platte City, Susan (Blayne) Bird of American Fork, UT, Kristina (Ron) Pittman of Keithville, LA; 6 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; siblings Gail (Donnie)Juneau, Amanda (Johnny) Juneau and Dale Goodman, all of LA; and numerous nieces, nephews, friends and extended family. A graveside funeral service will be held at 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at the Leavenworth National Cemetery, in Leavenworth, KS. Arrangements By: Rollins Funeral Home—Platte City, MO—Ph. 816.858.2129. www.rollinsfuneralhome.net
Donna Jo Jones was born February 4, 1961 in Leavenworth, Kansas. She lived in Platte City, Missouri most of her life. She attended West Platte High School and then got her LPN license. She is preceded in death by paternal grandparents Dillard and Geneva Jones; and maternal grandparents Edward and Bertha Stratemeyer. She is survived by her parents Donald P. and Rosetta M. Jones; a younger brother Scott A. Jones; niece Hannah R. Jones Stahl, of Platte City, Missouri; aunts Judith Boyer and Kay Stratemeyer; and close friend Linda Pruessner. Services to be held at the Civic Center (old high school) in Platte City on October 26, 2019 from 2p.m.-4p.m. Donna loved the Royals and Chiefs, and was an avid sports fan. She also loved any kind of nursing, and would do anything for anyone. She had a smile, and a hello for everyone. Wear your favorite sports gear to honor Donna as we celebrate her life. In lieu of flowers, donations made to the family will be used to honor Donna’s passions and wishes to help others in recovery. Arrangements By: Rollins Funeral Home—Platte City, MO—Ph. 816.858.2129. www.rollinsfuneralhome.net
Kathleen Louise (Knox) Alcanter Kathleen passed away on the morning of September 20th, 2019 at the age of 75. She was surrounded with love by her family and pets, whom were all close during her final days. She is survived by her husband Robert Alcanter Sr. and her four sons; Robert II (MiDonna), Nicholas, Scott (Robin) and Todd (Wendy); 10 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, a brother, and a niece. Kathleen was passionate, very talented and an extremely hard worker at everything she tried. From parenting, knitting, gardening, restoring china dolls and collecting peacocks, she always did her best. Her creative ability has been passed on through generations after. The services for remembrance and visitation will be held in Weston, MO. at the Holy Trinity Church 407 Cherry St. on September 26th at 4 pm. The placement of her remains will be at the cemetery in Humboldt, KS on Friday, 9/27/19 at 12:00 noon, in which she will be laid to rest with her mom (#loveeachother).
Helen Hoffman, 85, passed away October 6, 2019 in Smithville, MO. Helen was born November 24, 1933 in Leroy, KS to Oliver Lee and Helen Ethel (Gilliland) Norman. Helen married Gerald Lee Hoffman on August 13, 1955 in Leavenworth, KS and lived in the Dearborn area for many years, before moving to Smithville in later years. She worked as a nurse at the Platte Medical Clinic in Platte City for 26 years. Helen was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She also enjoyed bowling, gardening, and birdwatching. Helen was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Gerald; and 3 siblings Roy Norman, Georgia Bates, and Linda Brock. She is survived by her children Danette Hoffman of Smithville, Lori (Mark) Ehnen of Collinsville, OK; grandchildren Jennifer (Justin) Rick of Plattsburg; great grandchildren Rylea and J.D.; and her siblings Jean Frerking of Concordia, MO, Edith Hearrold of Macon, MO, Jay Norman of St. Paul, MN, Rita Hardison of Concordia, MO, Anna French of Macon, MO, and Lena Rehkop of Cherokee, OK. A Celebration of Life will be held 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Friday, October 11, 2019 at the Vaughn-Aufranc Funeral Home in Dearborn. Cremation will follow with inurnment at the Dearborn Cemetery at a later date. Memorial contributions can be given to the Smithville Senior Center. Arrangements By: Vaughn-Aufranc Funeral Home—Dearborn, MO—Ph. 816-992-3366. www.vaughnfuneralhomes.com
Charles Rothganger, 73, Weston, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, October 8, 2019. He was born December 12, 1945 in Sedalia, Missouri Charles married Kay Frances Shutt July 29, 1967. She survives of the home. He retired from Kansas City Power & Light in 2008. Charles enjoyed making things and working on the computer with his grandchildren. He could also fix anything and loved rebuilding tractors. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Margaret (Mittenberg) Rothganger; and sister-in-law, Linda Rothganger.Additional survivors include sons, John Rothganger (Janice) and Robert Rothganger (Julie); grandchildren, Aldous and Aksel Rothganger; brother, Johnny Eugene Rothganger; numerous nieces and nephews.Natural Farewell under the direction of Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.