Ruby Vivian Hedgpeth
Feb. 25, 1907 - Nov. 29, 2001
Ruby Vivian Hedgpeth, 94, Harrisonville, died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2001, at Golden Years, Harrisonville.
She was born Feb. 25, 1907, at Hartwell, the daughter of John Wil-liam Henry and Mary Ann (Blevins) Brown.
On Oct. 14, 1925, she married Abe Koger in Urich. On Aug. 8, 1980, she married Glen Hedgpeth in Harrisonville.
Mrs. Hedgpeth was a homemaker. She was a member of the First Christian Church, Harr-ison-ville, and had been attending the Church of the Nazarene in Harri-sonville.
She had lived in Urich, Creigh-ton, Garden City and Pleas-ant Hill before moving to Harrisonville in 1988.
Preceding her in death were her first husband, Abe Koger, in December 1976; her second husband, Glen Hedgpeth, in August 1988; three brothers, Vasco, Paul and Blevins; and two sisters, Ora Mae Ewing and Florence Pruett.
Surviving are a daughter, Dor-o-thy C. Schnorf, Harrison-ville; three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Don Bostic, Dana Marconett, Curtis Schnorf, Norman Schnorf, Wesley Schnorf and Michael Vasquez.
Services were Saturday, Dec. 1, 2001, at the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, with the Rev. Steve Estep officiating. Phyl-lis Vasquez was the soloist.
Burial was in the Grant Cem-etery near Creighton under the direction of the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Heartland Hospice.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville.
Hubert James Hooper
Jan. 14, 1913 - Nov. 28, 2001
Hubert James Hooper, 88, Pleasant Hill, died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2001, at Cass Medical Center, Harrisonville.
He was born Jan. 14, 1913, in Locke, Ark., the son of Jethero Monroe and Edith (Methina) Hooper.
On Aug. 3, 1946, he married Claire Virginia Read in Kansas City, Kan.
Mr. Hooper lived in Linden until 1952 when he moved to the Pleasant Hill area.
Mr. Hooper had been em-ployed by the Kansas City Power and Light Company for 20 years and had been a dairy farmer. He retired in 1972.
He was a member of the Strasburg Union Church and served on the board as vice president of the church board of directors for several years.
Preceding him in death were his parents; a son, Billie Hooper; one daughter, Betty Jo Hooper; and a sister, Altha Spain.
Surviving are his wife, Claire Virginia Hooper, of the home; a son, Walford Hooper, Lee’s Sum-mit; four daughters, Mary Thom-a-son, Visalia, Calif, Vir-ginia Hanes and Kathryn Fleener, both of Pleasant Hill, and Char-lotte Hooper, Harrisonville; 18 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
Pallbearers were Granville Hackett, Charles Green, Eddie Read, Gene Ferguson, Steve Read and Paul Read.
Services were Sunday, Dec. 2, 2001, at the Wallace Funeral Home with Dr. John Clark and the Rev. Ernie Cecil officiating.
Burial was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery under the direction of the Wallace Funeral Home, Pleas-ant Hill.
Joe J. Jones
April 28, 1915 - Nov. 29, 2001
Joe J. Jones, 86, Dawsonville, died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2001, at his home.
A native of Harrisonville, he had lived in Dawson County for a year.
Mr. Jones was elected and served three terms as the county treasurer in Cass County. In-clud-ing his years as deputy treasurer, he served the county for more than 28 years.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Harrisonville. He raised Tennessee Walker show horses.
Surviving are his wife, Shelby Garmon Jones, Dawsonville; a sis-ter, Lorena Hood, Hender-sonville, N.C.; and two brothers, G.A. Jones Jr. and Charles Jones, both of Harrisonville.
Services were Saturday, Dec. 1, 2001, at Bearden Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Sven Mossinger officiating.
Burial was in the Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of the Bearden Fu-neral Home, Dawsonville.
Edwin "Harley" Kenslow
Oct. 22, 2001 - Nov. 30, 2001
Edwin "Harley" Kenslow, 5 weeks, Lee’s Summit, died Fri-day, Nov. 30, 2001, at Lee’s Summit Hospital, Lee’s Summit.
He was born Oct. 22, 2001, in Orlando, Fla., the son of Phillip and Jessica (Stephenson) Kens-low.
Surviving are his parents, Phillip and Jessica Kenslow; paternal grandparents, Steven and Patricia Kenslow, Pleasant Hill; maternal grandparents, Tom and Teresa Stephenson, Clinton; pa-ter-nal great-grandmother, Joan Kenslow, Belton; paternal great-grandmother, Annie Williams, Bolivar; maternal great-grandparents, Larry and Hazel Huffman, Versailles; maternal great-grandfather, Thomas Stephenson, Spring--field; maternal great-grand-mother, Virginia Stephen-son, Clinton; and paternal great-great-grandfather, Pop Kenslow, Kansas City.
Services were Monday, Dec. 3, 2001, at Jehovah’s Witnesses King-dom Hall in Pleasant Hill with Robin Clark officiating.
Burial was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery with a private graveside service.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Wallace Funeral Home of Pleasant Hill.
Rochelle R. Lyons
April 26, 1908 - Nov. 28, 2001
Rochelle R. Lyons, 93, Stras-burg, died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2001, at the Pleasant Hill Care and Rehabilitation Center.
He was born April 26, 1908, in Strasburg, the son of John Arch and Mildred E. (Clawson) Lyons.
On June 25, 1931, he married Thelma G. Wilburn in Kansas City.
Mr. Lyons was a Pleasant Hill High School graduate. He was a farmer and raised cattle and hogs before retiring in 1981. He was a lifetime resident of the Strasburg area.
He was a member of the Strasburg Union Church and served on the church board for many years. Mr. Lyons served on the Strasburg School Board for many years.
Preceding him in death were his wife, Thelma Lyons, on Aug. 5, 1982; and a great-grandson, Stephen Hoots.
Surviving are a son, Robert R. Lyons, Strasburg; a daughter, Glenda Hoots, Goodrich, N.D.; six grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Charlie Shim-el, Charlie Green, Lloyd Stever, Junior Comer, Paul Cope-land and Bill Dawson.
Services were Saturday, Dec. 1, 2001, at the Wallace Funeral Home with Dr. John Clark and the Rev. Merle Hoots officiating.
Burial was in the Strasburg Cemetery under the direction of the Wallace Funeral Home, Pleas-ant Hill.
Jack Richard McClain
Sept. 15, 1920 - Nov. 28, 2001
Jack Richard McClain, 81, Har-risonville, died Wednesday, Nov. 28, at Crown Care Center, Harrisonville.
He was born Sept. 15, 1920, in Austin in Cass County, the son of John Elmer and Eathel (Wilson) McClain.
Mr. McClain was a lifelong Cass County resident.
On Jan. 18, 1948, he married Katherine Hochmuth at the Harrisonville First Christian Church.
He was co-owner of McClain Brothers Electric Company in Harrisonville from 1946 until 1981. He was also an electrician and a farmer.
Mr. McClain was a World War II Army veteran. He was a life member of the American Bird Dog Club; a member of American Legion Post 42 and VFW Post 4409, both of Harrisonville; Cass Masonic Lodge No. 147 AF& AM; York Rite Bodies; Cass County Shrine Club; and the Ara-rat Shrine Temple.
Surviving are his wife, Kath-erine McClain, of the home; a son, Charles McClain, Crofton, Md.; two daughters, Carol Hocker, Lee’s Summit, and Janice McClain, Harrisonville; three brothers, A.D. McClain and John E. McClain, both of Nevada, and A.W. "Jim" McClain, Harrisonville; and five grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Scott Hocker, Jeff Hocker, Shanon Elliott, Scott McClain, Jim McClain and Greg McClain.
Masonic services were Friday, Nov. 30, 2001, with Cass Ma-son-ic Lodge No. 147 AF&AM at the Atkinson Chapel.
Services were Saturday, Dec. 1, 2001, at the Atkinson Chapel with the Rev. Charles Sutton officiating. The vocalist was Lisa Hern.
Burial was in the Orient Cem-e-tery, Harrisonville, with military services under the auspices of the Harrisonville Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriner Hospital for Children.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Atkinson Funeral Home, Harrisonville.
Virginia Lee McClain
April 1, 1919 - Nov. 22, 2001
Virginia Lee McClain, 82, Harrisonville, died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2001, at St. Luke’s Hos-pital, Kansas City.
She was born April 1, 1919, in Kansas City, the daughter of Charles and Julia Marie (Bes-sen-bacher) Beck.
On Aug. 16, 1941, she married A.W. "Jim" McClain.
Mrs. McClain lived in Kansas City before moving to Harrisonville in 1946.
She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Harrisonville.
Mrs. McClain was preceded in death by her parents.
Surviving are her husband, A.W. "Jim" McClain, of the home; a son, James M. McClain, Kansas City; three daughters, Patty Baska, Shawnee, Kan., Julie Cooper, Har--risonville, and Kathleen Potts, St. Peters; two brothers, Frank Beck and Bill Beck, both of Harrisonville; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Services were Saturday, Nov. 24, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Harrisonville, with the Rev. Bradley Offutt officiating. Gail Thompson was the solo-ist and Henry Hamilton was the pianist.
Burial was in the Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian, under the direction of the Atkinson Funeral Home, Harrisonville.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church Build-ing Fund.