Agnes Loretta Long
Sept. 13, 1910 - Nov. 28, 2000
Agnes Loretta Long, 90, Harrisonville, died Tuesday, Nov. 28, at Cass Medical Center, Harrisonville.
She was born September 13, 1910, in Arnett, Oklahoma, the daughter of Almus L. and Elizabeth (Brown) Todd.
Mrs. Long moved to Missouri in 1915 and was a lifelong Harrisonville resident.
She married Kenneth Long on December 24, 1934, at Loretta’s parent’s home in Harrisonville.
Loretta graduated from Harrisonville High School in 1929 and then continued her education at Cottey College in Nevada, Mo.
She began her teaching career in 1931 and taught at Elm Branch, Knight and Walnut Grove, all one-room schools in rural Cass County. She later taught junior high math in Peculiar before joining the Harrisonville School faculty in 1954 and continued to teach there until she retired on May 19, 1975, having taught in Cass County for 31 years.
Mrs. Long also earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Central Missouri State during the years she taught in Harrisonville.
She was a member of the United Methodist Church, Harrisonville; Bayard Chapter No. 179, Order of Eastern Star and was a past matron; Mary Sibley Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution; Missouri Retired Teachers’ Association and Missouri Alpha Delta Kappa and was a past president.
Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Kenneth Long, on Dec. 24, 1996; and two brothers, Silas and Howard Todd.
She is survived by two daughters, Betty Fay Beham, Billings, Mont., and Mary Kay Long, Concord, Calif.; two brothers, A.L. Todd Jr., Peculiar, and William B. Todd, Harrisonville; six grandchildren, Mark T. Danforth, J. Scott Danforth, Randy J. Danforth, Ray C. Noland, K. Bruce Noland and Dianne (Noland) Cowan; 11 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson. Ted Lorts provided the music.
Casketbearers were Mark Danforth, Scott Danforth, Ray Noland, Bruce Noland, Richard Cowan and Mike Todd.
Services were Saturday, December 2, 2000, at 10 a.m. at the Atkinson Funeral Home, Harrisonville, with the Rev. Charles Sutton officiating. Interment was in Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville, under the direction of the Atkinson Funeral Home, Harrisonville.
Ernest Frank Snuggs
Sept. 18, 1918 - Nov. 27, 2000
Ernest Frank Snuggs, 82, Adrian, died Monday, Nov. 27, at Bates County Memorial Hospital, Butler.
He was born Sept. 18, 1918, in Akron, Colo., the son of Frank Ernest and Madge Marie (Auten) Snuggs.
Mr. Snuggs was a high school graduate and had worked for most of his life as an over-the-road truck driver. Many of those years were spent working for C.J. Yoder Trucking in Pleasant Hill.
He enlisted in the United States Army Jan. 24, 1940, and served during World War II. He was discharged as a first sergeant Feb. 27, 1945.
On July 22, 1965, he married Lucy J. (Rinehart) Randall.
He lived in the Freeman community from 1970 until 1989 when he moved to the Adrian area.
Surviving are his wife, Lucy "Sue" Snuggs; three sons, Jerry Randall, Gary Randall and John Randall; three daughters, Nancy Rick, Jaunita Butler and Marsha LaFollette; and 10 grandchildren.
Honorary casketbearers were Brett Dawn, Travis Dawn, Cole Dawn, Ricky LaFollette, Justin LaFollette, Don VanBlack and Jim Rinehart.
Casketbearers were Jerry Randall, Gary Randall, James D. Butler Sr., James D. Butler Jr., Dale Kendrick and Norman Hilbus.
Graveside services and burial were Thursday, Nov. 30, at the Mount Olivet Cemetery, Butler, with the Rev. Steve Knoll of the Victory Assembly of God Church, Adrian, officiating. Full military honors were provided by members of the United States Army.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Atkinson Funeral Home, Adrian.
Pauline Norman Viles
April 25, 1909 - Nov. 27, 2000
Pauline Norman Viles, 91, Harrisonville, died Monday, Nov. 27, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Kansas City.
She was born April 25, 1909, in Harrisonville, the daughter of William and Ollie (McGartlin) Burchett.
In 1925, she married William A. Norman. They were married for 56 years. They farmed and built the Shamrock Motel and operated it for 17 years.
July 17, 1986, she married Basil Viles.
Mrs. Viles was a member of the RLDS Church in Pleasant Hill. She was also a member of the senior citizens and Royal Neighbors.
Preceding her in death were her husband, William Norman, in 1984; her husband, Basil Viles, May 13, 1994; two children, Billie Marie in 1992 and Harold Lee in 1983; two brothers, Howard and Clifford; and a stepson, Bill Viles.
Surviving are a stepson, Don Carlile, Pleasant Hill; two stepdaughters, Lavonne Carlile, Pleasant Hill, and Georgia Beeman, Houston, Texas; nine grandchildren; eight stepgrandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren.
Honorary casketbearers were Clyde Foreman, Bryan Foreman, Mike Foreman and William Foreman.
Casketbearers were Alan Foreman, David Foreman, Steven Carlile, Donnie Carlile, Dick Johnson and Brandon Henry.
Services were Thursday, Nov. 30, at the Atkinson Chapel, Harrisonville, with Evangelist Don Carlile of the RLDS Church, Pleasant Hill, officiating. Susan Holden was the soloist.
Burial was in the Orient Cemetery in Harrisonville under the direction of the Atkinson Funeral Home, Harrisonville.
William Hugh Wilson Sr.
Dec. 14, 1919 - Dec. 1, 2000
William Hugh "Bill" Wilson Sr., 80, Harrisonville, died Friday, Dec. 1, at Golden Years, Harrisonville.
He was born Dec. 14, 1919, in DeSoto, the son of Charles William and Daisy Isabelle (Staton) Wilson.
Mr. Wilson was a 1939 graduate of Harrisonville High School.
On Jan. 16, 1944, he married Nancy Elizabeth Roberts in Harrisonville.
He was employed as a signalman for Missouri Pacific Railroad, Kansas City, until his retirement in 1964. Later, he was employed by Wagner Electronics, Kansas City.
Mr. Wilson was a member of the United Methodist Church, Harrisonville, and an Army veteran of World War II serving in the South Pacific. He was a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #4409, Harrisonville, and served as a past commander of several VFW posts in Missouri.
Preceding him in death were his parents; and two infant daughters.
Surviving are his wife, Nancy Elizabeth Wilson, Harrisonville; a son William H. Wilson Jr., Warsaw; three daughters, Joyce M. Wilson, Lee’s Summit, Carol L. Cambron, Omaha, Neb., Pamela J. Kormann, Jefferson City; a brother, Gene Wilson, Park Hills; and four grandchildren.
Services were Tuesday, Dec. 5, at the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, with the Rev. Richard Curry officiating.
Burial was in the Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville, with the military service provided by the Harrisonville Honor Guard.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Nov. 30, 1981 - Nov. 30, 2000
Stevie Zeiler, 19, Harrisonville, died Thursday, Nov. 30, at his home.
He was born Nov. 30, 1981, in Kansas City.
Mr. Zeiler was employed by the Wilbert Vault Company of Grandview.
Preceding him in death was a brother, Kyle Zeiler, in 1993.
Surviving are his father, Steven Wade Zeiler, and Diane French, Belton; his mother, Debbi Harris, Phoenix, Ariz.; a brother, Jacob Zeiler, Belton; and three sisters, Brianda Harris and Lee French, both of Belton, and Mackenzie Zeiler, Phoenix; paternal grandfather, John W. Zeiler, Harrisonville; paternal grandmother, Virginia M. Zeiler, Lexington; maternal grandmother, Verna Roberts, Phoenix; stepgrandfather, Chad Rees, Blue Springs.
Services were Monday, Dec. 4, at E.K. George & Sons Belton Chapel.
Burial was in the Belton Cemetery under the arrangements of E.K. George & Sons, Belton.
Marie E. Barnes
Sept. 12, 1911 - Feb. 14, 2001
Marie E. Barnes, 89, Osceola, died Wednesday, Feb. 14, at Sac-Osage Hospital in Osceola.
She was a lifelong area resident and a member of the Osceola Christian Church.
Mrs. Barnes is survived by her son, Charles Barnes, Harrisonville; a daughter, Julia Lee Scott, Sedalia; four half brothers, Lynn Rodabaugh, Deepwater, Tom Rodabaugh, Osceola, Dennis Rodabaugh, Hastings, Fla., and Gene Rodabaugh, Plattsmouth, Neb.; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
Honorary casketbearers were Dan Fischer, Curt Gillam, Adam Ferguson, Christopher Barnes, Jonathan Barnes, Brad Basnight and Jeremy Basnight.
Casketbearers were grandsons, Patrick Ferguson, Kent Ferguson, Shawn Barnes, Dwayne Barnes, Neal Barnes and Harry Basnight.
Services were Sunday, Feb. 18, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel with the Rev. Dale Felder officiating. Music was provided by the Bear Creek Bluegrass Gospel Group and Gail Ingle.
Burial was in the Osceola Cemetery under the arrangements of Sheldon-Goodrich Funeral Home, Osceola.
Todd Alan Bayless
July 5, 1962 - Feb. 16, 2001
Todd Alan Bayless, 38, Kansas City, died Friday, Feb. 16, at the North Kansas City Hospital.
He was born July 5, 1962, in Shenandoah, Iowa, the son of Alan L. "Skip" and Karen L. (Williamson) Bayless.
Mr. Bayless was employed in Atlanta, Ga., by Worldspan, as a computer programmer/Web page maker prior to moving to Kansas City last September.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Karen Bayless.
Surviving are his father, Skip Bayless, Harrisonville; a brother, Timothy D. Bayless, Kansas City; a sister, Lundie RenŽ Bayless, Lee's Summit.
Arrangements were under the direction of Heritage Funeral Home in Parkville.
Interment will be at a later date in Iowa.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Handicapped Children Playground, c/o Kevin McFarland, 321 Larkspur Turn, Peachtree City, GA 30269.