BEATRICE M. "BEA" NEITZERT
Beatrice M. Neitzert, 79, Oak Grove, Mo., died Jan. 24, 2006. Services are at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at Royer Funeral Home, 100 Royer Lane, Grain Valley; burial in Valley Memorial Gardens, Grain Valley. Visitation is 11 a.m. until service time. Memorial contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association.
JACKSON LEE CARLETON
Loved by everyone, Jackson Lee Carleton age two months, passed away Thursday, Dec. 22, 2005, at his home.
Funeral services were Tuesday at the First Baptist Church of Lee’s Summit.
Jackson was the cherished son of Chris and Joanna Carleton of Blue Springs and baby brother to Christina. He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Paul and Vera Consiglio, Joan and Maurice McCorkle, and William A. Carleton.
His proud grandparents include Paul and Linda Consiglio and Ron and Kelly Carleton; great-grandparents JC and Karen Carter, Lorraine Carleton, Oren and Norma Massey, and Glen and Ida Kennedy; and great-great-grandmother, Ethelyn Carter. He is adored by all of his aunts and uncles, Dale and Tari Collins, Ed and Molly Mundt, Amanda Consiglio and Jared and Kelly Marrs, as well as his doting cousins Zachary, Emily, Kaitlyn, Josh, Courtney and Joey.
(Arr.: Webb-Freer Funeral Home, 205 S.W. 17th St., Blue Springs, 816-229-2101))
CAROLYN SUE PERRY
Carolyn Sue Perry, aka Mom Perry, 70, Lee’s Summit, passed away Dec. 22, 2005, at home. Memorial service was Tuesday, Dec. 27 at Langsford Funeral Home. Military graveside services will be at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28 at Leavenworth National Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hope House.
Carolyn will be lovingly missed by her three grown children, many grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Mom, you will be greatly missed and always loved. "See ya on the other side."
(Arr. Langsford Funeral Home, 115 S.W. Third St., Lee’s Summit, 816-524-3700)
ROBERT HUGH (BOB) KEYS
Robert Hugh (Bob) Keys, 80, of Lee’s Summit, beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed away surrounded by family on Dec. 26, 2005, at the Missouri Veterans Home, Warrensburg. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 30, at Langsford Funeral Home.
Friends may call from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 29, at the Langsford Chapel. Interment will be at the Floral Hills East Cemetery.
Born on March 4, 1925, in Kansas City, Bob was the only child of William Cecil and Luetta Chrisman Keys. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II, earning the Purple Heart for injuries suffered in the South Pacific. Bob retired from the Kansas City Police Department after 25 years of service.
He leaves behind his loving wife of 58 years, Rose Mary; daughter and son-in-law, Cindy and Mike Utz, and their children, Clint and Hayley; daughter and son-in-law, Sheri and Lloyd Wussow, and their sons, Travis and Jake Callahan.
The family suggests contributions to the Missouri Veterans Home, 1300 Veterans Blvd., Warrensburg, MO 64093.
(Arr.: Langsford Funeral Home, 115 S.E. Third St., Lee’s Summit, 816-524-3700)
LORREN (ED) BARNES
Lorren (Ed) Barnes, 71, of Lee’s Summit passed away Sunday, Dec. 18, 2005, after an admirable fight against cancer. He died at home in the presence of his family and will e greatly missed. Ed was preceded in death by his parents Clarence and Ruby Barnes. He is survived by his loved wife, Lynn; son, Michael; brothers, Glenn and Orlan; and sisters, Christina and Donna. Ed worked as Area Manager for Amoco oil Corp. in Sugar Creek until his retirement in 1994. The visitation will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21, and the funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 22 at Chapel of Memories Funeral Home, 30000 E. Valor Dr., Grain Valley. He will be laid to rest with military honors in Jackson County Veteran’s Field of Honor at Swan Lake Memorial Gardens, Grain Valley. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the American Cancer Society. (Arr: Chapel of Memories Funeral Home, 816-463-4030)
HETTIE B. ERWIN
Hettie B. Erwin, 103, Blue Springs, died Dec. 16, 2005, at St. Mary’s Manor. Funeral services were Monday; private burial. (Arr. Langsford Funeral Home, 115 S.W. Third St., Lee’s Summit, 816-524-3700)
AUSTIN MICHAEL TERRONO
Austin Michael Terrono, infant son of Stacy and Michael Terrono, was born and became "Our Little Angel" on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2005, in Overland Park, Kan. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 22, 2005, at Bruce Funeral Home, 712 S. Webster, Spring Hill, Kan., Friends may call at 10 a.m. prior to services. Private graveside services will be at Holy Rosary Cemetery, Wea, Kan. Memorial contributions may be made to the Austin Terrono Memorial Fund or the Overland Park Regional Hospital NICU Department. Austin is survived by his parents, Stacy and Michael Terrono of Spring Hill; his twin brother, Andrew William; sister, Allison Ann; and many loving family members. (Arr.: Bruce Funeral Home, 106 S. Center, Gardner, Kan., 913-856-7111)
A.J. "SPEEDY" WILLIAMS
A.J. "Speedy" Williams, 85, of Lee’s Summit, went home to be with the Lord on Wednes-day, Oct. 26, 2005, in Lee’s Summit where he made his home since 1955.
He was born to Edgar James Williams and Myrtle Prestage of Fulton, Miss.
A.J. was married to the love of his life, Maxine Williams, for 50 years. She preceded him in death in 1991. He was a bricklayer and builder by trade. He built numerous churches throughout Kansas City and the surrounding areas.
A.J. was saved in 1954 at Raytown Assembly of God Church and has been a member of the Assemblies of God since that time. He was a faithful Sunday school teacher and spiritual mentor for all of his Christian life.
A.J. had a special love for seniors and nursing homes and ministered in music for more than 40 years, creating a singing group called the Calvary Singers to minister to nursing homes throughout the Kansas City area. This ministry in music was closest to his heart and has touched untold numbers of lives.
Funeral services will be at noon on Monday, Oct. 31, at D.W. Newcomers Sons Floral Hills Chapel; burial is at Floral Hills East Cemetery in Lee’s Summit. Friends may call from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, at Floral Hills Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the A.J. Williams Memorial Fund in care of the family.
A.J. was preceded in death by his brother, Allen Williams of Steele, Mo.; his sister, Maedoyle Douglas of Battle Creek, Mich.; his father Edgar Williams of Lee’s Summit; his mother, Myrtle Williams of Lee’s Summit; his sister Lorena Vaughn of Kansas City; and his brother, Billy Williams of Steele.
He is survived by four daughters, JoDawn Ashlock of Blue Springs, Mo., Jackie Snapp of Kingsville, Mo., Carol Scruggs of Kansas City, Mo., and Tammy McKitterick of Lee’s Summit; two sons, Mike Williams of Kingsville and Jerry Douglas of Raymore; one sister, Etoyle Orsinger of Roscoe, Ill.; two brothers, Willie Williams of Raytown and Preston Williams of Lee’s Summit; numerous nieces and nephews; 15 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Words cannot express the love he had for his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He also is survived by many friends and will be greatly missed by all.
(Arrangements: D.W. Newcomers Sons Floral Hills Chapel, 816-353-1218)
BETTY J. HAAGAR
Betty J. Haagar, loving wife, mother and "memaw," 55, of Lee’s Summit passed away Sunday, Feb. 5, 2006. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Langsford Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home with burial to follow at Lee’s Summit Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hope House in Lee’s Summit.
Betty leaves behind her husband, Glenn Haagar of the home; two daughters, Michelle A. Crabtree and husband, Richard, of Lee’s Summit, and Alicia D. Williams of Basehor, Kan.; a son, Anthony Rivera Cruz and wife, Heather, of Lee’s Summit; five granddaughters, Breanna and Haley Williams, Alexis Crabtree, Lauren Rivera Cruz and Sophia McCracken; one grandson, Logan Rivera Cruz; a sister, Judy Goben and husband, Larry; one niece; two nephews; and one great-niece.
Betty was a loving, caring woman who enjoyed doing crafts and genealogy. She will be deeply missed by all who loved her.
(Arrangements: Langsford Funeral Home, 115 S.W. Third St., Lee’s Summit, 816-524-3700)
JACK RAY MOORE
Jack Ray Moore, 60, passed away Friday, Feb. 3, 2006 at his Greenwood home surrounded by his family.
Jack was born on Dec. 4, 1945, in Sedalia, Mo., the son of William Raymond and Ellen Marceline Moore. He graduated from Raytown High School in 1963 and Central Missouri State University in 1967 with a degree in business administration. Later that same year, he married Linda Ellen Stahl, and together they became the proud parents of four children.
In 1968, Jack joined the United States Army and was stationed in Washington, D.C. During this time, he obtained the rank of Sergeant E-5 and was a member of the Honor Guard that served at Dwight D. Eisenhower’s funeral, Richard M. Nixon’s inauguration and various other ceremonies involving heads of state.
After receiving an honorable discharge from the U.S. Army in 1973, Jack worked for the sales department of Stahl Specialty Company, an aluminum casting foundry, in Kirksville, Mo., for seven years and was promoted to assistant to the president in 1977. In 1986, Jack assumed the position of president of Stahl Specialty Company.
During his career, Jack traveled extensively throughout the world and was actively involved in the metal casting industry. He was a proud member of the American Foundrymen’s Society and served in several positions, including vice president, president and on the board of directors. Jack also served as a member of the Board of Directors of the American Cast Metals Association, United Missouri Bank in Warrensburg, Mo., and the Missouri State Chamber of Commerce, where he also had a term as president.
In 2000, the American Foundry Society inducted Jack into its Foundry Hall of Honor. Jack retired from Stahl Specialty in 2002 to pursue other interests.
Jack was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Lee’s Summit and also actively participated in the Boy Scouts of America. After retirement, Jack helped young entrepreneurs establish business plans through his participation in the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE). He enjoyed spending his retirement on the golf course and in the company of his friends and grandchildren.
Jack will be remembered lovingly by his parents; two sisters, Judy Derks and husband, Gary, of Lee’s Summit, and Donna Shackelford and husband, Larry, of Kansas City; two daughters, Jaclyn Moore, Jaime Eichelkraut and husband, Blake, all of Lake Winnebago, Mo.; two sons, Jon Moore and wife, Laura, of Charlotte, N.C., and Jason Moore of Lake Winnebago; two grandchildren, Keira and Brock Eichelkraut; multiple nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles; and special friend, Jean Othic.
A funeral service will take place at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, at the First Presbyterian Church of Lee’s Summit with burial to follow at Floral Hills East.
The family suggests contributions to either the American Cancer Society or the Alzheimer’s Association.
(Arrangements: Langsford Funeral Home, 115 S.W. Third St., Lee’s Summit, 816-524-3700)