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


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


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


    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 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, 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.


    Ronny Green 58 year old, was born October 19, 1958 to Hubert Green and Vera Mae Green at The University of Kansas Hospital and raised in Kansas City MO.  He departed this life on Sunday, April 23, 2017 in Greenville, IL., his dad Hubert Green, sister Cheryl! Evans, brother David Green, paternal & maternal grandparents, nephew Marquon " Tyree" Green, grandson Charles "Tre" Traylor.  His education was in the Kansas City School district. Ronny gave his life to Christ at the age of 9 @Zion Grove Baptist Church.  He worked for Dollar Cleaners (Asst. mgr) & Mays Plumbing in Kansas City, MO.  Ronny kept you laughing with his sense of humor & had the most contagious, beautiful smile, with those pretty brown eyes.  He leaves to cherish his memory, mother Vera Green, brother Kenneth Green, Hubert Green Jr & Andrew Green, sisters, Cathleen Green (Catwoman), Marsha Green & Regina Green (GG), Ethelyn Anderson (Peaches), daughters Essence Alexander & Ronnay Anderson, grandson Gatsby Paynes, host of nephews, nieces and many relatives & friends.  Private viewing by family members. Memorial Services: Friday May 5, 2017 @12pmThe U Church 9910 E. Bannister Rd., Kansas City, MO


    Jahmel McGautha was born to, Derrick McGautha of Kansas City, MOand Winifred Hicks of Springfield, MO in 1988. She also went by the nicknames of Fats and Shay. She was always energetic and made friends quite easily. She was very outgoing, people oriented, and very enthusiastic about life. She enjoyed singing, basketball, modeling, and doing hair. She was quite a fashion dresser keeping up with the latest styles and her hair. Jahmel graduated from Shawnee Mission West High School in 2007. Jahmel enjoyed working no matter how sick she was she never gave up. Quitting was not an option for her especially, after giving birth to her only child Ke-Shay Ross in 2008. Jahmel’s grandparents Bill and Ann Edwards preceded her in death. She leaves to cherish her memory; her father Derrick McGautha, her mother and stepfather Winifred and Gerrell Hicks, her daughter Ke-Shay Ross, her twin sister Jahmila McGautha, her sister R’Tesha iWest and brother Terrell D. Griffin. She also had a Godmother, Anita Jackson and two nieces Ra-Onna and Ra-Nyia West, one nephew King A. Peterson and a host of uncles, aunts, cousins and friends. Her service is Saturday, May 6, 2017 at The U Church, 9910 E. Bannister Rd KCMO. Visitation at 11:00 and service to begin at 12:00.

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