Deborah S. Cringan

Deborah “Debbie” Cringan, 64, passed away on December 11, 2020, at home with her loving family after complications of a massive stroke in July. She put up a strong fight for 5 months. She was born March 29, 1956 in Independence, Mo., to Nancy Bailey Ketron and Robert E. Bailey. She was raised by her stepfather, Glen Kentron. She was divorced from William “Bill” Cringan, who survives.

Debbie lived in the Henrietta and surrounding area most of her life. She graduated from Orrick High School in 1974. She worked at ATK Lake City for several years and then at Walmart until her passing.

She loved to make people laugh, cook, work in the yard, karaoke, reading, Elvis everything, crafts, crocheting, decorating the home and spending time with her kids, granddaughter, family and friends.

Debbie was proceeded in death by her parents, Glen and Nancy Ketron; and her brothers, Richard “Rick” Bailey and Ronald Bailey.

Surviving are her children, son, William C. “Billy” Cringan and daughter, Glenda Cringan in Henrietta; her precious granddaughter, Lillian Cringan, Richmond; her sister, Theresa “Terry” Ketron; and her biological father, Robert Bailey, Henrietta.

At this time there are no services planned. There will be a celebration of life at a later time. She has been cremated and will remain at home with her loved ones as she requested.

Memorial contributions and cards are welcome to be sent to the family: The Cringans, P.O. Box 75, 510 Main St., Henrietta, MO 64036.

Muriel Martha Curry

Muriel Martha Curry, 87, of Orrick, Mo., passed away Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at North Kansas City Hospital. Muriel was born on October 13, 1933 in Moulton, Iowa, to Wilford Stansberry and Lucy Elizabeth (Wade) Stansberry. On November 6, 1953, she was united in marriage to Floyd Emmitt (F.E.) Curry. Following their marriage, they made their home in Orrick, Mo. Muriel was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and besides being a homemaker, she had worked as a cook for a number of years at the Orrick Schools.

She liked reading and cooking. She liked having family gatherings and going shopping and going to garage sales.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Floyd Emmitt “F.E.” Curry on August 27, 2014; her daughter, Debra Curry Hewitt in 1992; twin granddaughters, Lexi and Lillie Haddock in 2006; three brothers and one sister.

Muriel is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Tyree Curry and wife, Robin of Excelsior Springs, Mo.; a daughter, Tonya Lynn Graves of Orrick, Mo.; and a sister, Cheryl Holloway of Wisconsin. Also surviving are her six precious grandchildren and one great grandchild.

No visitation is scheduled due to the Covid-19 Virus.

Graveside services will be held on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 12 noon at the Richmond Memory Gardens Cemetery in Richmond, Mo.

Memorials are suggested to The Curry Family Scholarship Fund for Orrick High School Graduates in her memory and may be sent to The Bank of Orrick, P.O. Box 199, Orrick, MO 64077 or sent to Gowing Funeral Home, P.O. Box 169, Orrick, MO 64077.

Larry Lee King

Larry Lee “Killer” King, 62 of Orrick, MO, passed away Friday, January 1, 2021 at his home in Orrick with all of his beloved family around him. He was born on November 6, 1958 in Richmond, MO, to Arch King and Margaret Ann (Claypole) King. Larry was diagnosed with ALS in December 2018.

Larry was raised and schooled in Orrick and graduated from Orrick High School.

He had worked for J.E. Dunn Construction Company as a concrete mason for 36 years before he was forced to retire.

He loved visiting with friends, hunting, fishing, gardening, watching the KC Chiefs and MU on TV and getting to see the grandkids when possible. Larry had a son and daughter from his first marriage. He married Inga Greer Stevinson on August 12, 2006. Together, they made their home in Orrick.

He was preceded in death by his father, Arch King and an older brother, Jimmy King.

Survivors include his wife of 14 years, Inga King of the home; son, Brandon King and fiance’ Ashley Parson of Richmond, MO; daughter, Roni Smith and fiance’ Mark Johnson of Orrick; two step-daughters, Jamie Henrich (Eric), and Jenny Stevinson (Jed Blyth), all of Orrick; his mother, Margaret Ann King; three brothers, Mike King (Sheryl), Terry King and Kent King, all of Orrick; his grandchildren, Kaylee, Kaydon, Kayson, Jemma, Trista, Dalton, Kayleece, Aria, Harley  Wesley, Brantley and Paisleigh; and great grandchildren, Maddy and Nichole.

Visitation will be from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at Gowing Funeral Home in Orrick with Masonic services at 10:30 a.m. Funeral services will follow at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at South Point Cemetery near Orrick.

The family request all who attend the visitation and services to follow the Covid-19 protocols by properly wearing masks and distancing from others.

Memorial contributions are suggested to either the ALS Association, the ALS Hospice or to Orrick Fire Department.

Nancy Kay Pearon

Nancy Kay Pearon, 62, of Richmond, Mo., passed away Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at the North Kansas City Hospital.

Nancy was born on May 9, 1958 in Topeka, Kans., to Thomas A. Hupp and Wanda L. (Witte) Hupp. Nancy had attended Orrick Schools and was a graduate of Orrick High School with the class of 1976. Nancy was united in marriage to Terry L. Pearon on June 29, 1990. She had worked for Whitaker Cable for several years and later worked as a supervisor for Price Candy Company in Richmond, Mo.  She was a member of the Faith Lutheran Church in Richmond, Mo.

Nancy was a very talented and artistic person. She loved sewing and crafting and enjoyed making an assortment of pretty things. One of her passions was motorcycles, of which she loved to ride.

She was preceded in death by her father, Thomas A. Hupp in 1978; a brother, Bill Hupp in 1999; and her grandparents, Bill and Alvina Witte and Dent and Pearl Coffman; her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Lee and Gladys Pearon; a brother-in-law, Ron Pearon; and a granddaughter, Emily.

Nancy is survived by her husband of 30 years, Terry L. Pearon of the home; her mother, Wanda L. Hupp-Rone; sons, Travis R. Pearon and Terry Pearon;  a daughter, Andrea Pearon; sister, Janet Hupp; sister-in-law, Shirley Davis; six grandchildren, two nieces and two nephews.

Per Nancy’s wishes, she will be cremated. A memorial graveside service will be held on Friday, December 11, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at South Point Cemetery near Orrick. Following the graveside services, the family will greet friends for visiting and refreshments at the Faith Lutheran Church in Richmond, Mo.

Memorials in her memory are suggested to The American Kidney Foundation and may be dropped off or mailed to Gowing Funeral Home, 202 Adams Street, P.O. Box 169, Orrick, MO 64077.

Robert Edward Smith

April 25, 1959 ~ November 23, 2020
61 years, 6 months, 29 days

Robert Edward Smith, 61, of Orrick, MO, passed away Monday, November 23, 2020 at his home in Orrick surrounded by his loving family.

Robert was born on April 25, 1959 in Cameron, MO, to Jackie J. Smith and Carrie L. (Christofferson) Smith.  He attended school in Orrick and graduated from Orrick High School. Robert had lived most of his life in Orrick and the Ray County area.

He was united in marriage to Melba J. Johnson on May 13, 2009 in a ceremony in Richmond, MO.

Robert worked as a Quality Control operator at American Wilcon Plastics in Orrick for 15 years and retired in December 2019 due to his health.

Those that knew Robert knew he was a great prankster and loved to play pranks on his friends and family. He also liked telling jokes, and was just an all around fun person to be around. He liked fishing and he often liked to drive around the back roads in the county and enjoy the countryside. A special fondness he had was spending time with his family and especially his grandchildren and great grandson.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Jackie and Carrie Smith.

Robert is survived by his wife, Melba J. Smith of the home in Orrick; his son,  Joseph Smith and wife, Elizabeth of Richmond, MO; his daughters, Bridget Hussing of Kansas City, MO, and Jenny Meierer and husband, Nathan of Lexington, MO; brothers, Jackie Smith, Donnie Smith and Charlie Smith; and sisters, Doris Smith and Becky Stiffarm. He is also survived by his nine loving grandchildren and one great grandson and another one on the way.

Robert is to be cremated per his wishes.

A private gathering for the family to remember Robert will be held on Friday, November 27, 2020.

Memorials may be given to the Robert Smith Memorial fund and payable to Melba Smith, and may be mailed or dropped off at Gowing Funeral Home, 202 Adams, PO Box 169, Orrick, MO 64077.

Candace Faye Roberts

Candace Faye “Candy” Roberts, 66, of Orrick, Mo., passed away November 9, 2020, at her daughter’s home in Orrick, shortly after midnight, following a brief illness.

Candy was born February 8, 1954, in Kirksville, Mo., to Dale Leon and Billie Francis (Thomas) Roberts.

Candy spent her early life in Green City, Mo., Braymer, Mo., Coon Rapids, Iowa, Hayden, Colo., and Monroe City, Mo.  The Roberts’ family moved to Orrick in 1969 when her dad became superintendent of schools there.  Candy graduated from Orrick High School in 1972.

Following high school, she worked at Haldex as a customer service representative in the Kansas City area and was a para-professional for several years at Orrick High School.  Her brother, Tommy, who had Down Syndrome, endeared her to individuals who faced challenges of any kind.

Candy will be remembered as a caring, kind, and compassionate mother, daughter and sister.  She put her family first in every aspect of life, always being readily available for whatever her children and grandchildren needed.  She was attentive to her parents and supportive of her siblings, and one of the first to respond to a friend in need.  Candy was of the Methodist faith.  She will be missed by all who loved her but whose lives were enriched from knowing her.

She learned to survive the embarrassment her three brothers put her through, with their constant teasing of her and her friends.  She carried her good-natured humor and fun-loving personality nurtured by their relationship throughout life.

She is survived by her two children, Kimberly Dorton and Willie Duncan, both of Orrick, Mo.; her former husband, Tim Duncan, Fleming, Mo.; granddaughter, Ashlin (Brandon) McKinney, and great granddaughter, Scarlett McKinney, all of Excelsior Springs, Mo.; Jaxon Dorton of Orrick, Mo.; her mother, Billie Roberts, Orrick, Mo.; two brothers, Ronald Dale (Mary) Roberts, Phoenix, Ariz., and Sandy Talmadge Roberts, Lexington, Mo.; nieces, Suzanne Roberts, Normal, Ill., and Julie (Geoff) Shepherd, Novato, Calif.; great nieces, Ashley Reeves, LaMesa, Calif., Cali and Zoe Shepherd, Novato, Calif., and great nephew, Brandon Reeves, Grand Prairie, Texas; aunts, Virginia Dehm and Mary Jean Thomas, Milan, Mo., and Betty Gerst, Independence, Mo.; cousins, Judy and Janey Rouse, Mike Dehm, Dennis and Joe Wyatt, and Carroll Lynn and Clayton Thomas.

She was preceded in death by her father, Dale Roberts, and brother, Thomas Lynn “Tommy” Roberts, both of Orrick; aunts, Lucille Rouse and Irene Wyatt; uncles, Harold Roberts, Elwin Rouse, John Gerst, Howard Dehm, and Carlyle Thomas; and cousins, Duane Wyatt, Wayne Rouse and Johnny Dehm.

Candy will be cremated.  The family will receive friends at Gowing Funeral Home,  Saturday, November 14, 2020, from 10 to 11:30 a.m.  There will be no funeral service.  The family requests all who attend the visitation follow Covid-19 protocol by wearing masks and limiting their time with the family.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made in Candy’s name to one of the following or a charity of your choice.

Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City
5960 Dearborn Street, Suite 100
Mission, KS  66202

American Cancer Society
Kansas City, MO Office
1100 Pennsylvania Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64105

Scleroderma Foundation
Missouri Chapter
P.O. Box 1216
Ballwin, MO 63022

Carolyn Dorothy Barber

August 26, 1963 ~ October 26, 2020
57 years, 2 months, 0 days

Carolyn Dorothy Barber passed away on October 26, 2020 in her home in Kansas City, Mo. She was 57 years old. Carolyn lived in the Kansas City area all of her life. She liked to travel and her favorite vacation spot was the Ozark Mountains of Missouri and Arkansas

She worked in the financial service industry for over 25 years. When she was not working, you could find her reading a book or working on one of her many craft projects.  She loved to collect recipes; she got that from her mother.

Carolyn was proceeded in death by her father, Clarence Junior Barber in 2006; her brother, Steven Mark Barber in 2012; to be followed four days later by her sister, Clara Lily Barber-Huff; her mother, Dorothy Irene Barber in 2014; her half brother, James Miles in 2018; and her niece, Rachel Michelle Barber-Shaw in 2018.

Carolyn never married and as a cancer survivor never had children. She considered her dog, Gretsky, her baby. Gretsky passed away in March of 2016.

Carolyn is survived by two nieces, Amy Barber-Crenshaw of Blountstown, Fla., and Misty Boyd Sowels of Colorado Springs, Colo.; three nephews, Matthew Miles, Michael Miles and Joshua Miles; and many great nephews and great nieces. Her best friend, Rhonda Fast Clopp of Kansas City, Mo., also survives her.  Rhonda and Carolyn met in elementary school, separated for a few years, then met again in high school and have been inseparable ever since.

Carolyn passed from natural causes associated with her kidney failure in 2011.

Visitation will be held on Monday, November 2, 2020 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Gowing Funeral Home in Orrick, Mo.  Funeral services will immediately follow at 11 a.m., also at the funeal home.  Carolyn will be laid to rest with her family in Lewis Cemetery, Northeast of Orrick, Mo.

Brian James “Boo” McGill

Brian James “Boo” McGill, 46, of Orrick, Mo., passed away Sunday, October 25, 2020 at Ray County Memorial Hospital. Brian was born on February 11, 1974 in Fayette, Mo., to Terry Ray McGill and Pamela Jean (Schreier) McGill. He had lived in the Orrick area all his life and attended and graduated from Orrick High School.

Brian, better known by his family and friends as “Boo”, was a very fun loving and talented man. He had a jovial and fun personality that made him fun to be around. He liked to work on old cars and especially liked to build hot rod cars. Boo also was a very good artist. He loved going to gun shows and he loved taking Terry Ray shooting. Boo liked spending time with his family, taking his boys fishing or working on Alex and Zane’s cars with them.

He was preceded in death by his father, Terry Ray McGill in 1998, his step-father, Billy Lewis in 2019, and his aunt, Darla Schreier.

Boo is survived by his wife, Julie McGill of the home in Orrick; sons, Alex McGill, Zane McGill and Terry McGill, all of Orrick, Mo.; his mother, Pamela Lewis of Orrick; a brother, Jeff McGill (Serena) of Richmond, Mo.; brother-in-law, Aron Thomas, and a sister-in-law, Shannon Thomas, of Orrick. He is also survived by several aunts and uncles and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Visitation with viewing will be Saturday, October 31, 2020 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Gowing Funeral Home in Orrick, Mo.; funeral services will immediately follow at 11:30 a.m., also at the funeral home, with Rev. Art Endsley officiating. Cremation to follow services.

Memorials in his honor are suggested to be given to Boo McGill memorial fund and payable to Julie McGill.


Thoughts and prayers for the family…
Sherry McKown Lutjen

David Lawrence Allen

April 19, 1958 ~ October 20, 2020

David Lawrence Allen, 62, of Houston Lake, Mo., passed away Tuesday, October 20, 2020, at North Kansas City Hospital.

David was born on April 19, 1958, in Menomonie, Wisconsin, to Lawrence Allen and Donna Jean (McIntyre) Allen. David spent his early life in Wisconsin before moving to the Kansas City area in 1978. He was united in marriage to Rachelle Eileen Bates on May 29, 1982.

After moving to Kansas City, he had worked for Braniff Airlines, Hallmark Cards, and BCD Travel.

He enjoyed the outdoors; camping, hunting, fishing, riding his motorcycle, and long walks in the rain. He was a family man who loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

David was preceded in death by his father, Lawrence Allen.

He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Rachelle Eileen Allen of the home; three sons, David Allen Jr., Robert Allen, and Eric Allen, all of Kansas City, Mo.; a daughter, Cassandra Cambern, and husband, Matt Cambern of Kansas City, Mo.; his mother, Donna Jean Hom; brother, Dean Allen; sisters, Debbie East, Dian York and Denise Golata. He is also survived by his six precious grandchildren, Courtney, Kylee, Brianna, Brayden, Braxton and Bernyce.

The family will greet friends from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Monday, October 26, 2020, at the Gowing Funeral Home in Orrick, Mo. Funeral services will follow at noon, also at the funeral home, with Pastor Dean Allen officiating. Burial will follow in South Point Cemetery near Orrick.

Pallbearers will be Eric Allen, Robert Allen, David Allen Jr., Shane Gerhardt, Jesse Gerhardt and Matt Cambern.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the David Allen Memorial Fund and made payable to Rachelle Allen.


No words can express how I feel for the entire family. David was a strong, loving and kind man and he will always be close in our hearts and his memories will be with us all as we grieve.
Sending hugs and lots of love, Bonnie Carstens ( Albert Hom’s daughter)

Cheryl Kay Heady

Cheryl Kay Heady, 62, of Orrick, Mo., passed away peacefully in her home and went to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 5, 2020. She was born on July 18, 1958 in Pekin, Ill. to Raymond Roy Layne and Anna LaVerne (Houston) Layne. She was united in marriage to Timothy S. Heady, Sr., on May 5, 1989 at First Christian Church in Pekin, Ill.

Cheri worked as a Software Developer for H&R Block for many years before retiring in 2018.

She and her husband, Tim, owned Fubblers Cove Restaurant in Orrick for 22 years. Cheri loved music, ALL things Kansas City Royals, playing cards with her husband, spending time with her grandchildren, had a knack for decorating and was an excellent cook. She was a member of Orrick Christian Church.

Cheri is survived by her husband, Tim; children, Rob Smith of Richmond, Mo., Melissa (Dustin) Dingledine of Carlock, Ill., Jeni (Derek) Combs of Richmond, Mo., Timothy (Misty) Heady, Jr. of Pekin, Ill., Kaylee (Alex) Stockton of Richmond, Mo., and Adam (Haley) Heady of  Pekin, Ill.; grandchildren, Ashlin (Brandon) Preston, Lynnde, Chanler, Isis, Drew, Molly, Melissa, and Lyla; and great granddaughter, Scarilett; siblings, Debra (Paul) Dowl, Carol Fleming, Donald Trenholm, Lisa (Scott) Clifton and Christy (Frank) Schmall.

Cheri was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Linda Nance; and one brother, Randy Trenholm; and three nephews.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, September 11, 2020 at Gowing Funeral Home in Orrick, Mo. Graveside funeral services will follow at 1:00 p.m. Friday at South Point near Orrick.

Memorial contributions may be made to Orrick Christian Church, Orrick, Mo.