Charles Jesse Allen

Charles Jesse Allen, 86, of Kansas City, Mo., formerly of Orrick, Mo.,
passed away Wednesday, January 16, 2019. Charles was born in
Orrick, Mo., on November 20, 1932 to Cecil J. Allen and Lottie L. (Dillen) Allen.

He had lived most of his life in the Orrick area where he was a farmer from age nine until he retired in 1993. He then worked as a successful Real Estate agent. He was a graduate of Orrick High School with the class of 1950. Charles was united in marriage to Carolyn L. Cole on September 9, 1955 in a ceremony in Harrisonville, Mo.

He is survived by his wife, Carolyn L. Allen of the home; daughters, Karen Neese and husband, Mike of Clive, Iowa, and Linda Buchanan and husband, Sean of Orrick, Mo.; his grandchildren, Doug Neese and wife, Jen, Brad Neese, and Blake Buchanan. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends.

Visitation will be from 12 noon to 2:00 p.m. Sunday, January 20, 2019 at Gowing Funeral Home in Orrick, Mo. Funeral services will follow at 2:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Burial with full military honors will be at Union Cemetery northwest of Orrick.

Memorials are suggested to the Ruth King Veterans Transportation Fund and may be left at the funeral home.

Codie Devland Harris

Codie Devland Harris, 51 years of age, passed away in his home surrounded by friends and family on January 7, 2019. Codie passed away after three hard fought years battling liver and colon cancer.

Codie’s life began June 1, 1966 in North Kansas City, Mo., to parents Lydia and Clint Harris. He was a husband to wife, Sonetta, and father to his five children, Chris, Amber, Thia (husband Nick), Kristee, and Derrick (significant other Ashley). Codie is also a brother to his five siblings, Wayne (wife Susie), Sandra (husband Bob), Samara (husband Tom), Kathy (husband Larry) and Jay. Codie is also a proud grandpa to his five grandchildren, Madelynne, Evan, Austin, Codie and Lydia; and an uncle to several nieces and nephews.

Codie graduated from Libery High School in 1984 and soon after enlisted into the United States Marine Corps, where he served from May 1984-April 1988.

Codie was active in his faith at Orrick Christian Church, where he worshiped with loved ones and friends. Codie also loved spending time with his family, practicing his faith, camping, watching wrestling with his grandson, and spending time with his animals.

Codie’s spirit continues through his wife, mother, four surviving children, five grandchildren, five brothers and sisters, and his family and friends.

Please help us celebrate his life and come to the visitation that will be held on January 27, 2019 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Orrick Christian Church. The Orrick Christian Church is located at 401 E. South Front St., Orrick, MO 64077. If you would like to make a memorial contribution instead of flowers we have setup a memorial contribution for Codie’s five grandchildren. Please make checks payable to wife, Sonetta Harris, and she can put it in their savings accounts.

Pamela Ann Misner

Pamela Ann (Downs) Misner, 57, of Kansas City, Mo., formerly of Orrick, passed away January 3, 2019 at North Kansas City Hospital following a brief illness. Pamela was born in Richmond, Mo., on July 14, 1961 to James Robert Downs and Virginia Elizabeth (Stillwell) Downs. She had lived most of her life in Orrick and had attended schools and graduated from Orrick High School. Following high school, she had attended Cosmetology School and became a hairdresser and stylist. Pamela was first married to Edward Creason of Orrick. He preceded her in death. On April 15, 2004, she was married to Kirk Misner, who survives at the home.

Pamela liked the color pink and she loved to color in coloring books. She enjoyed playing Facebook games and had a love for Diet Coke. She got a lot of pleasure out of teasing and giving her brother Bill heck. Pamela loved people and making friends, which she did so easy. Most of all, she had an unconditional love for her family and being with them.

Pamela was preceded in death by her parents, Bob and Virginia Downs; her first husband, Edward Leon Creason; a sister and brother-in-law, Debbie Good and Bill Good; sister, Pat Good; and a brother, David Downs.

She is survived by her husband, Kirk “Mickey” Misner of the home; son, Joshua Good of Orrick, Mo.; a daughter, Hannah Good of Kansas City, Mo.; brothers, William Robert Downs and wife, Kelly, of Richmond, Mo., Gary Downs and wife, Linda, of Excelsior Springs, Mo., and Mike Downs of Lawson, Mo.; sister, Terri Clark and husband, Artie, of Orrick, Mo. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews and a host of friends.

Visitation will be from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, January 10, 2019 at Gowing Funeral Home in Orrick, followed by funeral services at 2:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at South Point Cemetery, Orrick, Mo.

Wilma Jean Light

Wilma Jean “Jeannie” Light of rural Orrick, Mo., passed away Friday, December 28, 2018. She was born on January 15, 1938 in Manes, Mo.

Jeannie was married to the love of her life on July 20, 1956, Kenneth Randall Light, in a ceremony at Hartville, Mo. They moved to Orrick in 1969. Jeannie was a housewife and mother and known by her family as the best cook ever. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, and coloring in her color books, to tend flowers in her gardens and watching Hallmark movies and the Food Network. She loved to travel with her husband and she especially loved spending time with her great granddaughter, Brooke. She was a member of the Orrick First Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl Light and Ruth Mae (Oliphant) Light, her husband, Kenneth Randall Light, and two daughters, Candye and Sandra Light.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Michelle and John Culler of Kansas City, Kans., and a special sister, Anna Jennings of Orrick, Mo.; grandchildren, Christa Teegarden of Orrick, Mo., Joshua Teegarden and wife, Danielle of Kansas City, Mo., and Kurt Culler of Morganfield, Ky.; great granddaughter, Brooke Phillips of Orrick, Mo.; and her grand fur babies, Riley, Maverick, Jack, Cotton and Dexter.

Visitation will be at the Orrick First Baptist Church from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, January 5, 2019, followed by funeral services at 11 a.m. Burial will be at South Point Cemetery near Orrick.

Memorials in her honor are suggested to The Orrick First Baptist Church.

Vera Lee Greer

Vera Lee Greer, 87, of Marionville, Mo., died December 16, 2018 at the Ray County Memorial Hospital in Richmond, Mo.

Vera was born on March 2, 1931 in the Roosterville area of Clay County, Missouri, to Shirley Hannah and Lola Addie (Gordon) Hannah. She was united in marriage in 1972 to William E. Greer. He preceded her in death in 2003.

She was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Aurora, Mo. Vera loved her children and would fight the devil himself for them. She enjoyed farm life and watching westerns on television. She was an avid fisherman in her younger days. Her favorite saying was “Horse Feathers” when she wanted to make a point.

Vera was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, William E. Greer, one sister and five brothers.

She is survived by three sons, Mike Warner of Richmond, Mo., Harril Luman and wife Eva of Richmond, Mo., and Doug Luman and wife Clara of Stockton, Mo.; daughter, Sharon Joy Lee of Marionville, Mo.; brother, Ron Hannah of Ava, Mo.; and sister, Bonnie Broughton of Claycomo, Mo. Also surviving are 14 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren.

The family will greet friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, December 20, 2018 at the Gowing Funeral Home in Orrick. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will follow the service at South Point Cemetery near Orrick.

Roberta Dianne Patton

Roberta Dianne Patton, 76, of Independence, Mo., passed away Wednesday morning, November 28, 2018 at Center Point Medical Center in Independence. Roberta was commonly know by family and friends as Bobbie. She was born on January 30, 1942 in Trenton, Mo., to Rex Hamilton and Irene (Brittian) Hamilton. Bobbie spent her childhood in the Trenton area and attended schools in Trenton.

On March 17, 1961, she was united in marriage to Melvin Patton. He preceded her in death on February 16, 2015. Bobbie and Melvin had lived in Kansas City for a number of years before moving to Sebastian, Fla. Following the death of her husband, Bobbie moved back to Missouri in 2015, making her home in Independence.

Bobbie had worked for many different employers. Her latest job was as a crew leader for Duncan Donuts in Sebastian, Fla. Her happiest moments were when she was with her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Melvin Patton on February 16, 2015; a son, Paul Baker on June 28, 2004; brothers, David Hamilton and Jerry Hamilton; and her step mother, Jean Hamilton.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Melvin Patton, Jr. and Kimberly of Independence, Mo.; and brothers, John Hamilton, Junior Hamilton and wife, Denise, and James Hamilton and wife, Sharon. She is also survived by six grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, December 2, 2018 at Gowing Funeral Home in Orrick. Funeral services will follow at 4:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Graveside services will be at 12 Noon Monday, December 3, 2018 at Hamilton Cemetery near Modena, Mo.

Memorials suggested in her memory to Hamilton Cemetery, Modena, Mo.

Tahkota Thomas Christiansen

Tahkota Thomas Christiansen, 18, of Orrick, died Sunday, November 25, 2018 in Richmond, Mo., after being struck by a vehicle along M-210 Highway.

Tahkota was born on October 6, 2000 in Corning, N.Y., to Paul Thomas Christiansen and Linda Marie (Stebbins) Alsup. He moved to Orrick in 2012 and had attended high school in Orrick. He had been employed at the Richmond KFC and Taco Bell.

Tahkota had many interests, among them was driving around on his Moped and driving tractors on the farm. He especially loved hanging out with his friends. He loved dogs and especially his dogs, Ozzy and Mila.

Tahkota is survived by his father and step mother, Paul and Crystal Christiansen of Corning, N.Y.; his mother and step father, Linda and Daniel Alsup of Orrick, Mo.; brothers, Nathan Cratsley and Joshua Cratsley, both of Corning, N.Y.; sisters, Taryn Alsup and Kinzee Alsup of Orrick, Mo., and Airyelle Christiansen of Corning, N.Y.;
paternal grandmother, Bonnie Morrison of Detroit, Mich.; paternal grandfather, Hale Christiansen of Nashville, Tenn.; maternal grandparents, Henry and Claudienne Stebbins of Corning, N.Y.; and step grandmother, Alice Alsup of Orrick, Mo. He is also survived by his dogs, Ozzy and Mila, and his cat, Chloe.

The family will greet friends from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, December 1, 2018 at the Gowing Funeral Home in Orrick, followed by funeral services at 2:30 p.m., also at the funeral home. Cremation will follow the services.

Memorials are suggested to the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation for Bi Polar disorders.

Ira Sanford “Sandy” Johnston

Ira Sanford “Sandy” Johnston, 74, of Orrick, Mo., went to be with the Lord on Saturday evening, November 10, 2018, at his home in Orrick, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on September 20, 1944 in Parsons, Kans., to Ira Clifford Johnston and Marie (Bircher) Johnston. He had lived in the Cleveland, Ohio area before moving to Orrick in 2014. He was commonly known by his close friends and family as Sandy.

Sandy had served his country in the U.S. Navy. He had worked for many years as an over the road truck driver and later he drove for the Kirby Corporation in Cleveland, Ohio, until his retirement in 2011. On November 5, 2016, he was united in marriage to Penny Lou Webb of Orrick. Following their marriage, Sandy and Penny made their home in Orrick. Sandy enjoyed motorcycles and he loved to ride them. He also liked to do woodworking in his spare time. He loved the Lord and he loved animals.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Donna Sue Johnston on March 4, 2012; and his sisters, Dora and Rose.

Sandy is survived by his wife, Penny Lou Johnston of the home; children, Cindy Thurnau and husband Tim, Amber Villarreal and a granddaughter that lived in the home, Maggie Dorsey, all of Orrick, Mo., Billy Webb and wife Dee of Richmond, Mo.; eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren; brothers-in-law, Dave and Eddie; several nieces and nephews and a special niece, Regina Lesley. He is also survived by his little dog, Little Love.

Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, November 15, 2018 at Gowing Funeral Home in Orrick. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with Rev. Dave Hackett officiating.

Graveside services and burial will be at 3 p.m. Thursday, November 15, 2018 at Pisgah Cemetery in rural Chilhowee, Mo.

Carry Michelle Shroyer

Carry Michelle (Richardson) Shroyer was born October 31, 1977 in Charleston, S.C., the daughter of Garry Richardson and Karen (Frye) Etheridge. Carry passed away Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at her home.

Carry was a loving, kind person who loved her family. She enjoyed music, movies, eating out and spending time with her boyfriend, John McDonald.

She is survived by her father, Garry Richardson; mother, Karen (Frye) Etheridge; sister, Melissa Richardson; and four daughters, Katlyn, Brittney, Amy and Lauren Shroyer. She is also survived her grandfather, Richard Frye, and many other family members.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at Gowing Funeral Home in Orrick, MO. Funeral services will immediately follow at noon. Burial will be in South Point Cemetery, Orrick, MO.

Memorial contributions are suggested for Carry Shroyer Memorial Fund, payable to Garry Richardson.

Caroline Elizabeth Downey

Caroline Elizabeth Downey, 89, of Excelsior Springs, M0., passed away at 4:16 p.m. September 2, 2018 at the Excelsior Springs Nursing and Rehab Center. Caroline was born on July 26, 1929 in Orrick, Mo., to John Clevenger and Edna (Mills) Clevenger. She lived most of her life in the Ray and Clay County areas.

She was united in marriage to Charles Downey in April 1983. He preceded her in death on November of 2007.

Caroline was a licensed beautician and owned and operated her own shop from her home in Liberty, Mo., and Atlanta, Mo. She also had owned a restaurant in Atlanta, Mo., and for a time had operated the Bearcat Den in Orrick. Caroline was a member of Union Baptist Church, northwest of Orrick. Caroline loved to cook, and she loved to go camping. She especially enjoyed when the family would camp out at the Missouri State Fair. She loved her family and especially loved the kids, not just the kids she was related to, but all kids.

Caroline was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Charles Downey; and her siblings, George Clevenger, Ben Clevenger, Leta Pottorf, Margaret Goode and Glen Clevenger.

Survivors include her son, Danny Wilson (Mary Kay) of Kansas City, Mo.; step son, Tom (Dana) Downey of Atlanta, Mo.; grandson, Todd Wilson (Janell) of Camden, Mo.; step grandson, Tim Downey of Atlanta, Mo.; and step granddaughter, Tammy Rhodes of Atlanta, Mo. She is also survived by great-grandchildren, Blaine, Ethan and Emma Wilson, Cassie and Corey Rhodes, and Dylan and Lilly Downey, along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, September 6, 2018 at Gowing Funeral Home in Orrick.

Funeral services will be Friday morning, September 7, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Union Baptist Church, northwest of Orrick. Burial will follow in the Union Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the Excelsior Springs Nursing and Rehab Center, 1003 Meadowlark Lane, Excelsior Springs, MO 64024.