Obits

Clayton L. Gaines, age 64, of St. Joseph, MO, passed away Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, at Mosaic Life Care. He was born May 18, 1954, to Elton Leroy and Martha Jean (Brewer) Gaines in Bethesda, MD. Clayton graduated in 1972 from Penney High School in Hamilton and Chillicothe Area Vocational Technical...
Jeanie Karnes, age 77, a resident of Braymer, MO, lost her battle with heart problems and CLL Leukemia on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. She was born to Bailey A. and Marie (Qualls) Winfrey on Nov. 8, 1941, in Dewitt. When Jeanie was six months old, three of the four siblings were placed in the care of...
Lorraine June Selleck, age 85, of Braymer, MO, died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, at Hillcrest Manor in Hamilton. Lorraine was born on June 18, 1933, in Calvert, NY, the daughter of James and Louis (Lovelace) Tripp. She was reared and educated in the area of her birth. Lorraine was united in marriage to...
Kenneth “Kenny” N. Thomas, age 71, of Polo, MO, went home to be with his Lord Sunday evening, Jan. 6, 2019, at home, surrounded by his loving family. Kenny was born on Feb. 2, 1947, the son of Melvin and Mildred (Robison) Thomas-Burnett in Kansas City, KS. He was a 1964 graduate of Wyandotte High...
Carlos Wayne Dorrel
Carlos Wayne Dorrel passed away peacefully from this world to heaven on Jan. 3, 2019, at the age of 99.  Carlos was born in Oyer, MO, on May 25, 1919, to George and Blanche Porter Dorrel. He moved to Hamilton at the age of nine then moved to Birmingham, MO, and back to Hamilton. Carlos served in...
Melissa Dawn Cramer
Melissa Dawn Cramer was born Oct. 18, 1999, in St. Joseph, MO, to Karen (Whitmer) Crago and Christopher Cramer. Melissa passed away Jan. 1, 2019. She spent the first 12 years of her life in Hamilton, and graduated from Princeton High School in Princeton in May 2018.  Lissa (Mel) loved her family,...
Donna Rose Michael, age 84, of Hamilton, MO, passed away on Dec. 31, 2018, at the Liberty Hospital in Liberty. She lived in Hamilton most of her life. Donna was born on April 13, 1934, in Sampsel, to Fred and Inza (Hartman) Lawson. She graduated from the Lock Springs high school and worked as a...
Lester Eugene Campbell, age 94, a resident of Braymer, MO, passed away on Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, at Valley Manor Nursing Center in Excelsior Springs. Lester was born on Nov. 16, 1924, in St. Clair County, Missouri, the son of Clarence and Ada (Wicks) Campbell. He was a 1943 graduate of Lowry City...
Russell Allen Giles, age 51, of Hamilton, MO, passed away on Dec. 27, 2018, at KU Medical Center. Russell was born Nov. 10, 1967, in Independence, to George and Hazel (Smith) Giles. Russell grew up in Lawson and graduated from Lawson High School. After high school he worked at various jobs, but the...
Faith Ann Culter, infant daughter of Steven and Stephanie Culter of Cowgill, was born and passed away Thursday afternoon, Dec. 20, 2018, at Liberty Hospital. She was affectionately called “Raspberry.” She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, David Culter.  Survivors include her...

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