Robin Gale Gerhardt

Robin Gale Gerhardt, 61, of Kansas City, MO, passed away Thursday, January 13, 2022 at the Research Medical Center in Kansas City. Robin was born on November 16, 1960 in Kansas City, MO, to Bill Lewis Gerhardt and Carolyn Kay (Joiner) Gerhardt. She had lived most of her life in the Kansas City area.

Robin had worked as a sanitation worker at the General Motors Plant in Kansas City, Kansas. She was a fun loving person. She especially loved being a grandma and being with her grandchildren. She also loved her kids immensely and loved every moment she spent with her family. She also loved her dog Sadie. Robin liked to fish and deer hunt and spend time outdoors in nature. She liked having a good time with family and her friends. She loved music and dancing. Robin in recent years became a Christian and loved God.

She was preceded in death by her father, Bill Lewis Gerhardt.

Robin is survived by her mother, Carolyn Kay Gerhardt of Kansas City, MO; her children, Charles Graham (Tiffany) of Lawson, MO, and Shannon Bailey of Missouri; a sister, Elizabeth Davenport (Randy) of Raytown, MO; and brothers, Patrick Gerhardt (Becky) of Parkville, MO, and Billy Gerhardt of Excelsior Springs, MO. Also surviving are her loving grandchildren, Charlie N. Graham, Jordan B. Bailey, Logan Barrett, Rowan Graham, Remi Graham, Rexton Graham and Roxy Graham. She is also survived by three great grandchildren and another on the way.

Memorials are suggested to the Robin Gerhardt Go Fund Me Account to help with expenses.

Visitation will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at Living Word Church, 314 Concourse Ave., Excelsior Springs, MO. Funeral services will follow at 11:30 a.m. also at the Church. Burial will be in Windy Hill Cemetery in Wood Heights, MO.

Demaris Diana Terrell

Demaris Diana Terrell, 74, of Brookfield, MO, passed away on December 29, 2021 at the University of Missouri Health Center in Columbia, MO. Dee, as she was best known by, was born on March 6, 1947 in Polo, MO, to Cecil Raymond Rowland and Mary Louise (Bales) Rowland. Dee had lived her early childhood in Leavenworth and Lansing, KS, where she attended school. She had been employed as a production worker for a number of years at a uniform manufacturing company in Brookfield.

Dee was a hard worker and was a family loving person. She enjoyed having a cold beer and being with friends. She especially loved going to and spending time at the lake. She liked cutting up and aggravating with her quick witted and sharp tongue, as she always had something to say.

Dee was preceded in death by her parents, Cecil Raymond Rowland and Mary Louise Rowland.

She is survived by her life partner, John Truitt of the home in Brookfield, MO; a son and daughter-in-law, Randy Good and wife, Lisa of Peculiar, MO; her siblings, Charlotte Reed, Marvis J. Clark, Paulette Green, and Austin Raymond Rowland. She also leaves behind her grandson, Taylor D. Good and his wife, Stephanie of Peculiar, MO, and her great grandchildren, Cooper Wayne Good and Watson James Good.

A celebration of life service for Dee will be held at 1:00 p.m. on January 22, 2022 at the Eagles Lodge in Brookfield, MO, with Pastor Jerry Stone officiating. She will be laid to rest with her family at Rowland Cemetery near Orrick, MO.

Cindy Cazzell

October 20, 1947 ~ December 29, 2021

Cindy Cazzell, 74, of Orrick, Missouri, passed away on Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at Liberty Hospital.

Cindy was born on October 20, 1947 in the Ray County area to Jim and Virginia Belt. Cindy was a lifetime Orrick resident. She was a 1964 graduate of Orrick High School, and was a member of Fleming Baptist Church.

On June 20, 1964, Cindy was united in marriage to Scotty Cazzell of Orrick, MO.  Cindy was a great cook and loved quarterback Tom Brady. She also loved to decorate for the holidays. She loved her family, and her grandkids were her pride and joy.

She is preceded in death by her father, James Monroe Belt.

Cindy is survived by her husband, Scotty, of 57 years; her mother, Virginia Belt of Bogard, MO; two daughters, Carla Cazzell (Joe), Orrick, MO, and Crissy McAfee (Jeff) of Orrick, MO; adoptive family, Terry (Ruth) Williams of Orrick, MO; two sisters, Pam Belt of Lamar, MO, and Kim Turner (Rick) of Orrick, MO; two brothers, Frank Belt of Trimble, MO, and Jim Belt of Kearney, MO; the grandchildren she loved so much, Cody Pigg, Brock McAfee, Blake McAfee, Keeley McAfee, Casey (Sarah) Williams and Miranda (Kris) Williams; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Private services will be held at a later date.

Barbara Hoyle

Barbara Hoyle, 79, of rural Orrick, MO, passed away Thursday, December 9, 2021, at the North Kansas City Hospital. Barbara was born on May 25, 1942, in Kansas City, MO, to Luther Norman Teeter and Oda Mae (Watkins) Teeter. She lived most of her life in the Kansas City and Orrick areas. Barbara was united in marriage on June 13, 1959, to John M. Hoyle and together they lived near Orrick on their farm until his passing on April 2, 2019.

Barbara attended the Richmond Assembly of God church in Richmond, MO. Barbara loved her family and being a mother and grandmother. She loved Thanksgiving, as it was her favorite holiday. She also loved her cats and animals, gardening and tending to her flowers. She liked to embroidery and make quilts, and she loved traveling with her husband on road trips they would take. She enjoyed talking about her childhood and remembering those special things about growing up. She also liked doing genealogy research.

She was preceded in death by two infant sisters, Dorothy and Mary Jane; her parents; her husband, John M. Hoyle; a brother, Norman Teeter; and a sister, Maudie Wiser.

Barbara is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Joan L. Barton (Glen) of Orrick, MO; two sons and daughters-in-laws, John W. Hoyle (Jean) of Orrick, MO, and Scott L. Hoyle (Kim) of Jesup, GA; a sister, Nancy Schoonover of Altamont, MO; and brothers, Thom Teeter, of Kansas City, MO, Russell Teeter of Bankston, AL, Eric Teeter of Kansas City, MO, and Rufus Teeter of Stewartsville, MO; her grandchildren, Serenity Tarr, Jennifer Martin, Jeffrey Williams, John Philip Hoyle, Whitney Wartenbee, Justin Hoyle, Amanda Smith, and Amy Gardner; great grandchildren, Landon, Laura, Kennedy, Jadelynn, Noah, Jaycee, Tucker, Isaiah, Leighton, Karlee, Gabriel, Jonah, Paisley, Abby and Emersyn.

Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 14, 2021, at Gowing Funeral Home in Orrick. Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday at South Point Cemetery near Orrick, with Rev. John Selleck officiating.

Bryce Alan Wheeler

Bryce Alan Wheeler, 26, of Orrick, passed away Saturday, November 13, 2021 at the Ray County Memorial Hospital in Richmond, MO. Bryce was born on September 9, 1995 in Liberty, MO, to Brett Alan Wheeler and Jody Lynn (Cook) Wheeler.

Bryce had lived his entire life in Orrick and Ray County. He attended school in Orrick and graduated from Orrick High School with the class of 2014. He was currently employed doing various jobs at Shirkey Golf Course in Richmond, MO. Bryce was one of those people that had an infectious smile and laugh that drew people to him. He had a big heart and loved giving a helping hand to anyone he could. Everyone loved him.  Bryce enjoyed playing golf and video games and being with his family and friends having a good time.

He was preceded in death by his paternal and maternal great grandparents, and special cousins, Tyler Vaughn and Westlynn Shearer.

He is survived by his father, Brett A. Wheeler (Debra) of Kansas City, MO; his mother, Jody L. Wheeler (Justin) of Orrick, MO; paternal grandparents, Alan and Patricia Wheeler of Camden, MO; maternal grandparents, Larry and Kathy Cook of Orrick, MO; great grandparents, Bill Wheeler of Kansas City, MO, Rose Adkins of Independence, MO, and Carol Queen of Bethany, MO, and David and Diana Schreier of Camden, MO; brother, Brady Wheeler, and sister, Isabel Wheeler, both of Orrick, MO; step siblings, John Moore, David Moore, Chris Moore, Jadelyn Schreier, Colt Schreier, Chase Schreier and Madilyn Schreier. He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Visitation and viewing will be held from 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Friday, November 19, 2021 at Gowing Funeral Home in Orrick. Funeral services will follow at 1:00 p.m., also at the funeral home, with Rev. Art Endsley officiating. Burial will be in South Point Cemetery near Orrick.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Bryce Wheeler Memorial Fund and payable to Ashley Mahurin, organizer of Bryce Wheeler Go Fund Me Account.


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Gilbert Roger Arnold

February 25, 1941 – October 27, 2021

Gilbert, who went by Roger, was born February 25, 1941, to Gilbert and Ruth (Otstott) Arnold in Larned, Kans. The family later moved to Ness City, Kans., to tend the farm, in which Roger played a major role being the only son. He attended Ness City Schools where he graduated in 1959 and began to further his education at Emporia State College until he enlisted in the United States Navy in 1953. During his time as a sailor, he served as control room radarman aboard the U.S.S. St. Paul in the Vietnam War.

Roger married Catherine “Kay” Hoover on July 11, 1965. In their 56 years of marriage, they settled in the Kansas City area to raise two children and eventually spoil two grandchildren. Roger started his professional career as vice president at Kansas City Nut, Bolt, and Screw and would later establish Mid-America Multi Fasteners in North Kansas City. He finished his career with Issco in 2016. His joy came from the time spent with his family and his perfectly manicured lawn. He was loved my many and will be greatly missed.

Roger was preceded in death by his parents, Gilbert and Ruth Arnold; and sisters, Eleanor Lee and Joan Tiemann.

Roger is survived by his wife, Catherine “Kay” Arnold; children, Greg Arnold and D’Lisa Polly (Doug Winters); sister, Ellen Arnold;  grandchildren, Shayna (Polly) McAnally (Shane) and Cote’ Polly.

At Roger’s request, there will be no services held.

Dennis Lee Cook

Dennis Lee Cook, 64, of Orrick, MO, passed away Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Dennis was born on December 23, 1956 in Excelsior Springs, MO, to James Monroe Cook and Mary Jane Jeffries Cook. Dennis was a lifelong resident of the Orrick area and was a graduate of Orrick High School with the class of 1975. On July 4, 1994, Dennis was united in marriage to Leisa J. McAfee of Orrick. He owned his own trucking company and hauled rock for various rock companies.

Dennis liked to work in his shop. He liked to tinker with cars and trucks but he also could tackle the big tough mechanical task of working on them. He also liked and enjoyed operating heavy equipment and big trucks. He also like to keep his truck clean and would often be seen washing it. He was a man that made friends easy and he enjoyed being with friends and having a good time. Dennis liked being ornery and mischievous, and liked to play pranks on his friends. Dennis also loved his dogs and took in several and gave them a loving home over the years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Mary Jane Cook, and a nephew, Gary Tyler Vaughn.

Dennis is survived by his wife of 27 years, Leisa J. Cook of the home; son, Shane Cook of Orrick, MO; and daughter, Kelly White (Teddy) of Richmond, MO; brothers, Larry Cook (Kathy) of Orrick, MO, and Paul Cook (Terry) of Excelsior Springs, MO; sisters, Carolyn Cook of Orrick, MO, Tammy Johnson (Preston) of Excelsior Springs, MO, and Kay Vaughn (Gary) of Orrick, MO. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Austin Pettiecord and Gavin White of Richmond, MO, and Aerin Cook of Orrick, MO, and numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 30, 2021 at Gowing Funeral Home in Orrick. Funeral services will immediately follow at 1:00 p.m., also at the funeral home, with Mr. Jeremy Greer officiating. Burial will follow in South Point Cemetery near Orrick.

Memorials are suggested to either Reno Ranch Pet Rescue or Ray County Humane Society.

Cheryl Lynn Reppy

Cheryl Lynn (Donner) Reppy, age 55, of Missouri City, Mo., went home to be with our Lord and Savior on October 7, 2021.

Cheryl was born May 16, 1966 in Lawrence, Kans. She was working at McDonald’s in Liberty, Mo. She also worked for Door Dash and as a home health care aide for the Whole Persons in Kansas City, Mo.

Cheryl was a member of The Cure Church in Liberty, Mo., where she was an active member and really enjoyed doing the work that God wanted her to do.

Cheryl loved selling Paparazzi jewelry and was strongly involved in the Special Olympics raising money and doing the Polar Bear Plunge with her son, Nahshon Donner-Reppy, and continued to do so after his passing in his honor.

Cheryl made friends wherever she went and would do anything and everything that she could to help those in need. She was an amazing Mom, Wife, Grandma, Daughter, Sister, Aunt, Niece, Cousin, and Friend.

Cheryl is survived by her husband, James Reppy Sr.; seven children, James Reppy Jr., Austin Fox, Spencer Batton (wife,, Rachel), Amy Reppy, Lachelsa Rose (husband, William), Kala Seevers (husband, Justin), and Bobbi Jo Batton; 11 grandchildren, Lilliana Cook, Dante Cook, Keith Chambers, Blance Chambers, LaJeanna Rose, Kaylee Moore, Destiny Rice, Clara Seevers, Izabella Seevers, Serinity Rice and Brian Rice. She is also survived by her mom, Donna Donner; sister, Jackie Chambers; and brother, George Donner Jr. (wife, Teri); two nephews, Taylor Donner (wife, Stormy) and Brison Donner; two nieces, Megan Donner and Nichole Donner; and two great nephews, Ryker and Kyler Donner.

Cheryl is preceeded in death by her sons, Nahshon Donner-Reppy and Christopher Batton; her dad, George Danner Sr.; and grandparents, George and Ruth Donner and Lawrence and Nellie Adams.

There are no words that can describe the impact that Cheryl made on so many people including her family and friends. Cheryl will always be missed by her family and friends. She will be greatly, truly, and deeply missed by all of us. Cheryl is in the arms of Jesus now but will always and forever be in our hearts.

The family will greet friends from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, October 16, 2021 at the Missouri City Christian Church. Funeral services will immediately follow at 11:30 a.m., also at the church. Burial will follow in the Missouri City Cemetery.

Shirley Jane Offutt

Shirley Jane Offutt, “Momma Coach”, 69, of Lake Of The Ozarks at Gravois Mill, MO, passed away on Saturday, July 10, 2021 in her son’s home in Orrick, surrounded by her family.

She was born on December 24, 1951 on the family farm near Orrick to Luther Lee O’Dell, Sr. and Vina Marie (Covey) O’Dell. She was a graduate of Orrick High School with the class of 1969.

“Momma Coach” loved her morning coffee, flowers and gardens, singing along to Patsy Cline, Dollly Parton and Crystal Gayle and two stepping with anyone that knew how or was willing to learn. She loved her children and family fiercely.

Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, Frederick Samuel Offutt, “Sammy”; her father, Luther Lee O’Dell, Sr.; her mother, Vina Marie O’Dell; brothers, Jessie Carl O’Dell and Jimmie Dean O’Dell; sisters, Mary Lee Morrison and Jo Ann Collins.

Shirley is survived by her two sons, Kent Alan McAfee of Orrick, MO, and Jeffery Wayne McAfee (Crissy) of Orrick, MO;  a step-daughter, Johnna Kay Perdue of Blue Springs, MO; brother, Luther Lee O’Dell, Jr. of Orrick, MO; sister, Janet Marie Millsap of Richmond, MO; grandchildren, Amber (Matt) Waters, Seth McAfee, Gabriel McAfee, Brock McAfee, Blake McAfee, Keeley McAfee, Josh (Mandy) Cross and Jessica Tuttle; great grandchildren, Brecklyn, Channing, Brooke and Bjorn; along with many nieces, nephews, great and great great.

A celebration of life will be announced in the near future. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be sent to South Point Cemetery or the Cancer Research Institute.

Gary Dean Turner

Gary D. TurnerGary Dean Turner, 86, of rural Excelsior Springs, MO, passed away Wednesday morning, June 30, 2021, at his home with his family surrounding him.

Gary was born on September 10, 1934 in Orrick, MO, to William Layton Turner and Anna Lillian (Kirkham) Turner. Gary had lived his life in the Orrick and Excelsior Springs areas, having lived in his current home for over 50 years.  Gary attended and graduated from Orrick High School with the class of 1952. While in High School, he played on the football team and was a great football player. He had been a heavy machine operator for construction companies and was a member of Operating Engineers Local #101.

Gary liked to hunt, fish, and watch sports of all kinds. He loved his guns and liked collecting them. He liked being with his family and especially loved being around the grandkids. He also loved being around his many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Guy Turner, who passed away on April 5, 2019.

He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Kim Turner of Orrick, MO; a daughter, Terri Turner of Excelsior Springs, MO; and six grandchildren, Karen Turner (Curtis), Julie Berkey, Brian Turner, Kendall Turner, Trevor Turner and Lacie Turner-Burns (Tildon). He is also survived by seven great grandchildren, and friends from all over.

It was Gary’s desire to be cremated. A celebration of life will be announced at a later date.