Ruth Mary Hall, age 78, resident of Platte City, MO (formerly from Sault Ste. Marie, MI) passed away on January 23, 2020.
Ruth was born on November 11, 1941 to Harold and Nada (Jorgenson) Horswell on their farm in Armstrong, IA. Ruth married her loving husband David Hall on May 12, 1962. Ruth grew up in a very musical family. Her mother and dad were a popular duo who entertained throughout southern Minnesota and northern Iowa. She and Dave also shared a love of music and performed throughout the Midwest for many years as Ruthie and Dave. She shared her life-long love of music with others through her beautiful voice and also by teaching organ and piano for many years to her wonderful students.
Ruth is survived by her husband Dave and four children, Tim (Joan) Hall of Sault Ste. Marie, MI; Tina (Altaf) Hall Uddin of Shawnee, KS; Ramona Hall of Lansing, MI; and Melissa Petropolous of Shawnee, KS. She is also survived by five grandchildren, Brooke, David, Tim, Mary and Sara, as well as two great-grandchildren, Hayden and Harper. She is also survived by her sister Rhea Maes of Mankato, MN, brother Dave (Judy) Horswell of Dumfries, VA and brother Dan (Barbara) Horswell of Venice, FL.
Ruth was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Stanley Horswell.
A celebration of life will be held at 11 am on January 28, 2020 after an hour of gathering at Rollins Funeral Home in Platte City, MO, followed by burial at Platte City Cemetery.
Arrangements by Rollins Funeral Home, Platte City, MO. 816.858.2129 www.rollinsfuneralhome.net
Mark Bowman Kelley, 65, of Lyons, Kansas, passed away January 26, 2020 at his home. He was born September 27, 1954 in Lyons, the son of Theron Lee and Merna D. John Kelley.
Mark was a near lifelong Lyons resident, having lived in Weston, Missouri for 21 years. He attended Lyons High School and later received his diesel mechanic certificate from a trade school in Phoenix, Arizona. He was a farmer and stockman.
Mark was a member of the American Legion Post #241, Geneseo. On August 12, 1982, Mark was united in marriage with Nellie Marie Perkins in Lyons. She preceded him in death on July 30, 2005. He is also preceded in death by his father, Theron Lee Kelley; son, Chad Kelley; and infant brother, Thane Kelley.
Mark is survived by his mother, Merna Kelley of Lyons; sons, Marcus Kelley and wife Laci of Newton, KS, Gerald Bailey II of Colorado, and Thane Haug of Lawrence; brothers, Pat Kelley and wife Helen of Edmond, OK, Bob Kelley of Maybank, TX, Ted Kelley and wife Cary of Gun Barrel City, TX, and John Kelley of Lyons; and grandchildren, Dakota Kelley and Logan and Jordan Bailey.
Graveside services will be at 2:00 P.M., Saturday, February 8, 2020 at Lyons Municipal Cemetery. Memorials may be given to Wichita Association of Deaf or American Lung Association for COPD Research in care of Birzer Funeral Home, Lyons.
David Eugene Brittingham, 67, of Farley, MO, passed away Saturday, January 25, 2020 at the St. Luke’s Hospice House in Kansas City, MO. David was born January 12, 1953 in Kansas City, MO to Robert Cecil and Mary Bernice (Horseman) Brittingham.
David was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his children Amelia Pauline Custer of Texas, Erick David Brittingham of Farley; his grandchildren Abigail, Isabella, Samantha, and Dylan; his sisters Lisa Brittingham, and Shirley (Bert) Worley; his brothers Keith Brittingham, and Robert Lewis (Pam) Brittingham; and numerous nieces, nephews, friends and extended family. A visitation will be held 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., Thursday, January 30, 2020 at Rollins Funeral Home in Platte City, MO. Memorial contributions can be given to David’s family to help with funeral expenses. Rollins Funeral Home—Platte City, MO—Ph. 816.858.2129. www.rollinsfuneralhome.net
Linda Vinyard of Platte City, MO passed away January 15th at her home. Born May 19, 1944 in Kansas City, KS, she was the daughter of Oscar and Virginia (Alexander) Mann. A devoted wife and mother, Linda found her joy when surrounded by family and close friends.
Linda was preceeded in death by her parents, Oscar and Virginia Mann, and her brother Gary Mann.
She is survived by her husband of 55+ years Lloyd Vinyard of the home as well as Lisa (Bill) Manley of Weston, Rob (Melissa) Vinyard of Platte City and Steve Vinyard of Parkville.
In addition, she is lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Jacob Vinyard, Madison Manley, Taylor Vinyard, William Vinyard and Ryan Manley - as well as extended family - Becky (Don) Richesson, Morgan (Kyle) Elder, Mandie (Shane) Kilson. Linsi Schimmel, Michaele Mann, Ron (Tammy) Mann, Jeff Vinyard, Russ (Jade) Vinyard, Sheila (Fielden) Webster and William (Gina) Vinyard - and many cousins and friends-made-family..
A memorial services was held on Monday, January 20th from 5-7 pm at Davis Funeral Chapel in Leavenworth, KS.