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  • DIANE MARIE HOGAN

    Diane Marie Hogan was born in Kansas City, MO on April 30, 1964 to the union of Melvin Hogan and Ethel Morris. She was the baby girl of her siblings; Claudia Mack, Burdin Robinson, Marita Morris, Shelia Garrett, Nathaniel Hogan and Donnell Littlejohn Morris. Known as a pretty dark-skinned, very fashionable girl who loved to sing, dance and go skating.  She leaves behind her greatest blessings; son Alphonso (Al'Unique & Amija) and daughter LaDonna  (Arthur & Phoenyx).  Diane enjoyed spending time with family & friends and she is truly missed...we reminisce, hearing her favrite song "Loving You".  We imagine her dancing in Heaven with her parents; her grandparents Velma Morris, Eudell & Juanita Hogan; uncle Delmar Morris, Sr.; aunt Mary Malone-Davis; nephews Warren Bey & Monteario Hogan; and cousins Delmar "JuneBug" Morris & Dyamund Shields.  We trust in the Lord and know that she is safe in His arms and free from all cares of the world.  Service will begin at 3:00 pm on Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 9604 E USA 40 Hwy Independence, MO. Private disposition.

  • JEFFREY CRAIG LAUDERDALE

    Jeffrey Craig Lauderdale was born September 2, 1959 in Benton Harbor, Michigan to John Lauderdale and Barbara McWilliams before moving to Houston, Texas in 1980; he was the 5th born of seven children. He was preceded in death by his daughter Latisha Simone Lauderdale; Father; John Lauderdale; Grandparents Florence Rice, Leola Jettie, Siblings; Otis Hartz and Cherie Lauderdale.  Jeffrey accepted Christ at an early age; completed his ABC’s (Accept, Believe and Confess) he was reared in his Baptist belief at New Bethel Baptist Church in Benton Harbor, Michigan. In his last years of life he was affiliated with Mount Vernon Missionary Baptist Church where he enjoyed praise and worship. Jeffrey served faithfully as a Deacon on the Deacon Board and other ministries up until his last few years when sickness set in. He relished in his personal relationship with his Lord & Savior Jesus Christ.  He was raised in Benton Harbor, Michigan on Townline Road. Jeffrey was educated in Benton Harbor, Michigan. 1977 was the year he left his civilian life to proudly serve his country in the Armed Forces (Army) where he was recognized as a skilled sharp shooter. After the service Jeffrey navigated from the Great Lakes State of Michigan to the state of Texas in 1983 where he furthered his learning as an over the road truck driver. He enjoyed this profession for multiple years before transferring his career to Kansas City, Missouri in 1989 where he established and obtained a more stable permanent place of employment through the warehousing industry. Jeffrey was a family-oriented man of God and enjoyed all of his family to the upmost! If you’d ask him, he’d ensure you that family meant everything to him and he wouldn’t trade “his crazy family for the world.”  Jeffrey was united in marriage to Vanessa Lauderdale (Jackson) in 1980 and to this union 2 daughters and 2 sons were born: Monica, Latisha, Jeffrey, and Titus.  Jeffrey and Vanessa shared 37 years of marriage with a total of 43 years of togetherness.  Jeffrey loved all sorts of hobbies; fishing, (keeping up his personal fish tank/aquarium), lover of all music types, playing musical instruments (Saxophone), scrapping, reading/studying his bible/word, card games, dominoes, shooting the breeze with family and friends, vacations, personal time with his wife, children, and grandchildren.  Jeffrey departed his earthly life on Thursday July 27, 2017 in the comfort of his home located in Kansas City, Missouri. He earned his heavenly wings at the tender age of 57.  He leaves so many memories to be cherished, his wife Vanessa Lauderdale; his children Monica Jackson, Jeffrey Lauderdale, Titus Lauderdale; Grandchildren; Jonice Burks, Ja’ron Burks, Jaheim Burks, Jeffrey Lauderdale III, Mai’sen Lauderdale, Mai’seon Lauderdale, Isaiah Lauderdale; Parents; Barbara McWilliams, Siblings; Linda Hartz (Charles), Thelka Lauderdale, Lawanda Taylor (Myron), Leola Kiser (Ollie), Shirley Cooper, Sheila Mobley, Lisa Jackson, Cindy Jackson, Amos Evans; Daughter in Love; Alberta Wilson and Step Son; Joe Burks; and a host of other relatives and friends.  Celebration was held Saturday, August 12, 2017 at Mt. Vernon MBC. Visitation 10-11. Service was at 11.

  • JANIE LEE HENRY

    Janie Lee Henry was born July 27th, 1946 in Howard County, MO to Mable Jane Boone and Roy Broadus. At an early age, Janie was baptized at St. Paul Methodist Church in Fayette, MO. She attended Lincoln High School in Fayette MO. Janie worked at the University. On September 9th, 1977, in Miami, Ok, she married the love of her life Wesley B. Henry and later moved to Kansas City, MO. They had two children.  Janie worked as a Domestic Engineer for private families and worked for the Kansas City School District Bus Company for 30 years. Many family and friends knew her as Ballie. Her favorite things to do were playing cards, dancing, listening to music, and entertaining family and friends. Throughout her illness she never complained, always saying “I’m alright”. She was a member of Willis Chapel AME Church in Kansas City, Mo.  Janie was called home to glory at the age of 70 on Wednesday, May 24th, 2017. She was preceded in death by her father Roy Broadus, her mother Mable Jane Boone; husband Wesley B. Henry in 1989; son Wesley Lee Henry, in 2000; brothers Tommy McQuitty, Issaiah T. Dickerson; sisters Virginia L. Crutchfield, Mary F. King, Delphenia Williams, Wanda McQuitty, Cliffie Nevel; brothers in laws Melvin Burnes and Archie King.  She leaves to cherish her memories: her daughter Michelle Robinson (Jeff) of Moberly Mo; 4 grandchildren, Tan-Taisha S. Cunningham (Damian), Robert J. Boone, J’Angelo M. Robinson, Dahrell Johnson. Her three sisters, Ethel Ewing (Ira), of Moberly MO, Stella Burnes of Fayette MO, Barbara Jones of Kansas City, MO. Six brothers, George (June) Dickerson, of Fayette, MO, Garry Boone (Trina) of Columbia MO, Leroy Broadus (Mary), Fayette, MO., Russell D. Powell, Columbia, MO, Harold McQuitty (Sheila), of California, Carl McQuitty (Octavia), Fayette, MO. Brothers in laws William Tooley, and Allen Crutchfield, of Kansas City, MO, Jessie Williams, of Springfield, IL; 9 great-grandkids. A host of nieces, nephews, family, friends. Special friends and family Ella Jackson, Roy L. Broadus, and George Jones.

    Celebration Services will be held on Thursday, June 1st, 2017. Visitation: 2 – 3 pm. Homegoing Celebration: 3 pm held at The U Church, 9910 E. Bannister Rd, Kansas City, Missouri.

  • MONICA ANN CROUT

    Monica Ann Crout was born July 24, 1967 to Samuel H. Crout and Margaret A. Crout. She was the first born of two children within this union.  She was known to be outgoing, enthusiastic, full of energy, and very loving. If music was played, Monica would dance her heart out; and she was good at it too. But singing was her biggest passion from the age of 5. Monica never met a stranger, she has always been a people person, willing to help anyone.  At the age of 6 the family moved to California and joined Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in San Fransisco under the guidance of Pastor R. J. Rubin. Later Monica moved back to Kansas City, MO where she attended Van Horn High School graduating with the Class of 1985. Monica departed this life May 15, 2017. She leaves to cherish her memories: son; Delshaun Crout, parents; Samuel and Margaret Crout, two sisters; Latriece R. Crout and Maliaka (Billy) Gailbreath, four nieces; Tiffany Sampson, Brittany Sampson, Alexis Crout, and Emmanual Crawford, two nephews; Elijah Crout and Michael A. Jacques, Jr., four uncles; William Brinkley, Roy Broadus, William Crout, and Michael Crout, two aunts; Arletha Cook of San Francisco, CA and Dorothy Henderson of Hayward, CA, and a host of cousins and friends.

    Services were held for Monica on May 27, 2017 at The U Church KCMO.

  • SANFORD SANDERS

    Sanford Charles Sanford, 66, of Grandview, MO passed May 14, 2017. Private disposition.

  • MARVIN WOODSON

    Marvin Woodson, 80, of Kansas City, MO passed on May 12, 2017. Services pending. Private Disposition.

  • OSCAR PAREDES BARAHONA

    Oscar Parades Barahona passed on May 7, 2017.  His service was held on Sunday, May 21, 2017. Private Disposition.

  • CLARENCE BERGER, III

    Clarence Robert Berger, III was born on October 2, 1960 to the union of Clarence R. Berger, Sr. and Nadine Virginia Shirley.  At the age of 2 years old he was diagnosed with spinal meningitis which left him mentally challenged.  He was loved by many. Clarence was always in an upbeat mood.  Some of his favorite sayings were " gimme a dolla lady, buy me a pop, you be my girlfriend lady, you buy a watch, and other comments that would make you smile and laugh.  Clarence was called home on May 6, 2017.  He was preceded in death by his mother, and oldest brother Bryan Keith Shirley.  His life will forever be cherished within the lives he leaves behind:  father; Clarence Robert Berger, Sr. of Dallas, TX, two sisters; Lezlie Berger of Kansas City, MO, Yvette Berger of Kansas City, KS one brother; Dustin Berger of Kansas City, KS, and sixteen nieces and nephews; Robert, Candici, Lensha, Marcus, Taleah, Micah, Nikaya, Nicole, and Mecole all of Kansas; Terrance Jeremy,I'keim, Richard, Gharsha all of Missouri, and Clarence and I'kea of Atlanta, GA.  He will truly be missed by all of his family and loved ones.

    Memorial Service were held on Saturday May 27, 2017 at The U Church KCMO. Private Disposition.

  • CARL EUGENE GRISWOLD

    Carl Eugene Griswold was born May 07, 1963 to the union of Charlie L. and Louisa Griswold in Kansas City, MO. He was the youngest of six siblings. He was preceded in transition by both parents, two brothers Verlin D. Griswold, Benoris Griswold, sister Betty Jean Griswold, son Terrell D. Griswold, step-daughter Yolanda Shurn, niece LaSonya Griswold, a very special niece Tina Griswold and a loving fiance’ Pamela Amos.  He was educated in the Kansas City School District graduating from Paseo High School. He received his degree in Culinary Arts and also attended Devry University. He received technical training in auto mechanics, heating and cooling, and electrical. He was mechanically inclined and many depended on him for home repairs. He was a master at fixing things.  Carl loved life and family. He enjoyed dancing, bowling, traveling and known for his skills in the kitchen.  He was an awesome dad to his sons Terrell and Tevin. He enjoyed being a step-dad, grandfather and step-grandfather. Although Carl was an uncle to many nieces and nephews he grew up like a brother to some and a cousin to others.  We all loved Carl (Carleone, Unc, Baby Brother, Griz, or Charlie as he was affectionately known as ) he will be forever loved and messed.  Forever cherishing his memories are; son Tevin D. Griswold; sisters, Norma J. Mathis (Walter), Velma L. Griswold; grandchildren, A’Liyah L. Griswold, Avi’Onna L. Griswold, Avi’Arre L. Griswold; and a host of nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.

  • WILLIAM LUKE FRY II

    William Luke Fry, II, 64, of Merriam, KS, was called home on April 30, 2017. He was surrounded by his family with love as he transitioned to his next life. Private Disposition.

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