GAGE COULTON LILLY
Gage Coulton Lilly, infant son of Samuel Joseph and Diane Laney Lilly, of Knob Noster, Mo., died Wednesday, July 12, 2000, at Truman Medical Center, west of Kansas City, Mo. Graveside services and interment were 2 p.m. Saturday, July 15, at Pleasant Hill Cemetery with Rev. Wyatt Shanks officiating.
Gage was born July 12, 2000, in Kansas City.
He is survived by his parents, Samuel Joseph and Diane Laney Lilly, of the home; eight brothers and sisters, Nick Lilly, St. Charles, Mo., Matt Lilly, Kansas City, Dillon Lilly, of the home, Scott Laney, Shawnee, Kan., John Laney, Grain Valley, Mo., Jill Lilly, St. Charles, Ashlee Kendrick, of the home, and Sara Laney, Grain Valley; paternal grandparents, Robert and Mildred Lilly, Greenwood; maternal grandparents, William and Willa Shawver, Independence; paternal great-grandmother, Frances Rockwell, Callao, Mo.; and many other relatives.
(Arrangements: Wallace Funeral Home)
LUCEAL NEVA MUNYON
Luceal Neva Munyon, 78, of Tallahassee, Fla., died Saturday, July 15, 2000, of natural causes in Tallahassee. Services were 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 17, at Trinity Christian Center, Tallahassee, with burial in Russell Cemetery, Hwy 20, Tallahassee. The family received friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, July 16, at Bevis Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL.
A native of Archie, Mo., she lived in Tallahassee since 1957. She was a long time resident of Lee’s Summit, and a 1940 graduate of Lee’s Summit High School.
She was a member of Trinity Christian Center and was a retired administrative secretary with Florida State University.
She is survived by her husband, Norman Munyon, Sr., Tallahassee; three sons, Norman Munyon, Jr., Tallahassee, Paul Munyon, Tallahassee, and Phillip Munyon, Orlando, Fla.; her father, Virgil Smiley, Independence; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
(Arrangements: Bevis Funeral Home)
ALICE E. WEBSTER
Alice E. Webster, 86, of Harrisonville, Mo., passed away Wednesday, July 12, 2000, at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Funeral services were 3 p.m. Sunday, July 16, 2000, at D.W. Newcomer’s Sons Johnson County Funeral Chapel, 11200 Metcalf, with burial in Johnson County Memorial Gardens. Friends call from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the chapel.
Alice was born Sept. 16, 1913, in Dit, Mo. Throughout her life, Alice enjoyed gardening. She was also involved in the quilting club of Richmond, Kan.
The most important part of her life was involving herself in the Lord’s work. Alice and her late husband, Jess, were life long members of the Pentecostal Tabernacle in Kansas City, Kan. For the last two years, she attended the Harrisonville Mennonite Church.
Alice was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Jess A. Webster, in 1997; and her son, Ronald L. Webster, in 1993. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Beverly and James Meyer, Lake Winnebago; granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Johnna and Tim Vansell, Peculiar, Mo.; two great-grandsons, Cole Vansell and Dalton Vansell, Peculiar; a sister, Frances Schofield, Gainsville, Mo.; a brother, Harl LaMere, Klamath Falls, Ore.; along with many nieces and nephews.
(Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer’s Sons Johnson County Funeral Chapel)
CARL DWIGHT DeLONG
Carl D. DeLong, 76, of Bolivar, Mo., died at 10:55 a.m. Friday, July 14, 2000, at the Citizen’s Memorial Health Center Facility, Bolivar, after a brief illness.
Funeral services were 10 a.m. Monday, July 17, at the Butler Funeral Home Chapel, Bolivar, with Pastor Jim Powers officiating. Graveside services were 2:30 p.m. Monday in the Brooking Cemetery, Raytown, Mo.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Polk County Senior Center, 205 N. Pike Ave., Bolivar, MO, 65613.
He was born Sept. 12, 1923, in Kansas City, Mo., the son of Carl Columbus DeLong and Lula Bell VanGundy.
He retired from Standard Oil in Sugar Creek, Mo.
He was a U.S. Army Air Corp veteran of World War II as a flight officer, and was a veteran of the Army National Guard.
He was a member of the Church of Brethren, Osceola, Mo., and a member of “Quiet Birdmen.”
He is survived by his wife, Mercedus “Marty” DeLong, of the home; three daughters, Cheryl Ann Santillian and Carlyn Jean Riley, both of Lee’s Summit, and Deborah Diane Smith, Greenwood; two sisters, Phyllis McCarty, Independence, and LuElla Durbin, Urich, Mo.; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
(Arrangements: Butler Funeral Home)
CHARLES P. RICE JR.
Charles P. Rice, Jr., 78, of Lee’s Summit, formerly of Raytown, Mo., died Monday, July 17, 2000, at Wilshire at Lakewood, Lee’s Summit.
Funeral services are 2 p.m. Thursday, July 20, at Langsford Funeral Home, Lee’s Summit, with burial in Brooking Cemetery, Raytown, Mo. Friends may call from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 19, at Langsford Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Juvenile Research.
Mr. Rice was born May 9, 1922, in Kansas City, Mo.
Charles was a World War II disabled Army veteran.
He was a member of Brick Layers Union Local No. 4, Kansas City, Mo.
He was a life long resident of the Raytown area.
He is survived by his wife, Marie Rice, Kansas City, Mo.; a son, Charles P. Rice III, Independence; four daughters, Charlene M. Wendel and Janet K. Brooks, both of Raytown, Barbara J. Graham, Grandview, Mo., and Anna L. Hale, Raytown; a brother, George Rice, Independence; a sister, Eleanor Harris, Warsaw, Mo.; 18 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
(Arrangements: Langsford Funeral Home)
RUSSELL LEE ELLIS, JR.
Russell Lee Ellis, Jr., died Tuesday, July 18, 2000, at St. Luke’s Hospital after a long battle with cancer. Visitation was 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 19. Services were 1 p.m. Thursday, July 20, both at Ben Cast and Son-Wood Funeral Home, Holden, Mo.
Mr. Ellis was born Nov. 10, 1933, to Russell and Goldie Ellis in Kingsville, Mo. He moved to Lee’s Summit in 1957, and raised his family there. Mr. Ellis move baker to Kingsville in 1989, after retiring from Montgomery Wards.
Mr. Ellis was a member of the Kingsville Restoration Church, and the Holden-Ons Square Dance Club.
As a young baseball player, through some fast talking, Mr. Ellis completed a tryout with the New York Yankees and was offered a minor league position, at which time he had to confess he was only 16 years old and too young to sign the contract.
A very loving and caring family man, Mr. Ellis is survived by his wife, Carol, of nine years; a daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl and Ben Allen, Lee’s Summit; a second daughter and son-in-law, Cathy and Eric Brose, Maui, Hawaii; a son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Marina Ellis, Lee’s Summit; and four grandchildren, Stephanie and Benjamin Allen, and Tyler and Sydnee Ellis. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
RICHARD D. HALLUM
Richard D. Hallum, 44, of Lee’s Summit died Wednesday, July 19, 2000, at his home. Services are 1 p.m. Saturday, July 22, at Langsford Funeral Home, Lee’s Summit, with burial in Greenwood Cemetery, Greenwood. Friends may call from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, July 21, at the funeral home.
Richard was born June 18, 1956, in Kansas City, Mo.
Richard had been employed for 22 years at Cargill in Kansas City. He was an active outdoors man and a believer in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Bonnie J. Hallum; and his parents, Bobby Joe and Lillian E. Hallum. He is survived by his wife, Shelley Hallum, of the home; a son, Tyler Hallum, of the home; a daughter, Patricia True, Lee’s Summit; four brothers, Bobby J. and Jody Hallum, Jr., Lee’s Summit; Mike Hallum, Greenwood, Danny Hallum, Olathe, Kan., and Rex Hallum, North Kansas City, Mo.; and grandson, Cameron True.
(Arrangements: Langsford Funeral Home)
Dalton Caleb Perkins
Dalton Caleb Perkins, 9, of Liberty, Mo., passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2000, at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Services are 10 a.m. Saturday, July 22, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Kearney, Mo., with burial in Glenridge Cemetery, Liberty. Dalton’s father receives friends from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 21, and Dalton’s mother receives friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Park Lawn Northland Chapel, 1640 N. M-291, Liberty.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Children’s Mercy Hospital.
Dalton was born Oct. 12, 1990, in Kansas City, Mo., and lived his entire life in this area.
He is survived by his father, John Perkins, Liberty; his mother and step-father, Kimberly and Michael Propst, of the home; a step-sister, Tiffany Propst, Excelsior Springs, Mo.; paternal grandparents, Rosalee and Leonard Perkins, Lee’s Summit; maternal grandparents, Jan and Virgil Babbitt, Liberty; and paternal step-grandparents, Michael and Pat Owens, Excelsior Springs.
(Arrangements: Park Lawn Northland Chapel)