Funeral Notices

Linda Lou McCully

Linda Lou McCully, 80, of Chillicothe, Missouri passed away at Hedrick Medical Center Friday, July 3, 2020.

Linda was born March 21, 1940 to parents Clifford and Martha Summa Hamilton March 21, 1940 in Chillicothe, Missouri. She was a graduate of Chillicothe High School. Linda worked several years as a store clerk.

Linda loved to shop, she had a great love for her children and grandchildren.

Linda is survived by her children, Brenda Davenport and Donnie Holloway of Chillicothe; Robyn Surber and husband Rick of Chillicothe; three grandchildren, and six great grandchildren, siblings, Gerald Hamilton and wife Beverly of Kearney; Cathy Godfrey and husband Chris of Savannah.

Online condolences may be left at www.heritage-becausewecare.com

Private family services will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are under the care of Heritage Funeral Home in Chillicothe, Missouri.


Vickie Lynn Kerns

Vickie Lynn Kerns, 66, a resident of Chillicothe, Missouri passed away on Sunday, July 5, 2020 in Chillicothe.

Vickie was born the daughter of Arthur Corley and Ethel (Hamline) Smith on November 4, 1953 in Kansas City, Missouri.  On March 20, 1976 she was united in marriage to Ora J. Kerns in Chillicothe, Missouri.  He preceded her in death on October 24, 2003.  Vickie worked as a carrier for the St. Joseph News-Press and Clean Rite Fire Restoration Services.  Vickie enjoyed spending time with her granddaughter, family members, and friends, going to gospel concerts, reading and playing dominos. Vickie always had a good humor about her.  She was a member of Bethel Assembly of God / Turning Point Church, Chillicothe, Missouri.

Survivors include: one son Zachary Kerns of Independence, Missouri; one granddaughter Mariah Kerns of Chillicothe, Missouri, three brothers Harold Smith and wife Thelma of Belton, Missouri, Robert Smith of Grandview, Missouri and Richard Smith and wife Debbie of Belton, Missouri; three sister Marilyn McNally and husband Gary of Independence, Missouri, Carolyn Evans of Independence, Missouri and Margaret Henness of Albany, Oregon.  She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews.

Vickie was preceded in death by her parents, husband Ora, brother Raymond “Sonny” Smith and one sister Dorothy Green.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday July 11, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at the Turning Point Church Chillicothe, Missouri.  A family visitation will be held on Friday July 10, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Lindley Funeral Home Chillicothe, Missouri. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from Noon until 8:00 p.m. Burial will be held at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Chillicothe, Missouri. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mariah Kerns Education Fund and may be left at or mailed to the Lindley Funeral Home P.O. Box 47 Chillicothe, Missouri 64601. Online condolences may be made at www.lindleyfuneralhome.com

Arrangements are under the direction of Lindley Funeral Home Chillicothe, Missouri.

 

Betty Jo Wooden

Betty Jo Wooden, age 86, a resident of Chillicothe, Missouri, passed away on Friday, July 3, 2020, at Morningside Center, Chillicothe, Missouri.

Betty was born the daughter of George Robert Wahl and Roby (Neblock) Meyer on February 28, 1934, in Brunswick, Missouri. She was a 1952 graduate of Henrietta High School, Henrietta, Missouri. She was united in marriage to Virgil A. Wooden, Jr. on April 8, 1951, in Braymer, Missouri. He preceded her in death on January 25, 2012. Betty worked as a baker for Chillicothe Hy-Vee for 11 years, and for Paradise Doughnuts for 10 years. She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Hedrick Medical Center Auxiliary, St. John’s Lutheran Church and St. John’s Ladies Aide, Chillicothe, Missouri.  Betty also enjoyed Volunteering at the Cameron Veterans Home, cooking for small and large groups, reading, walking, camping, playing cards, dancing to big band music and taking care of her family.

Survivors include one son, Kevin Wooden and fiancé Linda James of Blue Springs, Missouri; one daughter, Karrol Duncan of Chillicothe, Missouri; three grandchildren, Amber Richardson and husband Mark of St. Joseph, Missouri, Ashley Cawthon and husband Cory of Cameron, Missouri, and Kelsey Wooden of Kansas City, Missouri; five great grandchildren, Abby and Jaxon Burns Gracie and Duncan Arth, and Oliver Cawthon; one sister, Judy Michel of Branson, Missouri; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Virgil; one son-in-law, Richard Duncan; one brother, Robert Wahl; one brother-in-law Carl Michel and five infant brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 10, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at the Lindley Funeral Home Chillicothe, Missouri.  A scheduled visitation will be held one hour prior to the service from 1:00 p.m. until service time. Friends may call on Thursday, July 9, 2020 from Noon until 5:00 p.m. Burial will be held at Edgewood Cemetery, Chillicothe, Missouri. Memorial contributions may be made to the Livingston County Library Large Print Collection and or the Forrest O. Triplett Animal Shelter and may be left at or mailed to Lindley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 47, Chillicothe, Missouri 64601. Online condolences may be made at www.lindleyfuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Missouri.

Danny Joseph Morris

Danny Joseph Morris 51, of Moberly, MO passed away at University Hospital in Columbia, Mo.

Danny was born November 16, 1968 to parents Dale and Joan Speichinger Morris in Marceline, Missouri. He was a graduate of Brunswick High School and earned a Bachelor degree from Missouri University in Education. He worked several years at AT&T. Danny was a member of the National Rifle Association and loved guns. His dogs Skip, Blue and Frank were truly loved and faithful companions. Danny is survived by his parents, Dale and Joan Morris of Brunswick; siblings, Melissa Wagy and husband Jimmy of Bosworth; Dale Morris and wife Shirley of Keytesville; Travis Morris of Brunswick; Jill Fowler and husband Michael of Brookfield; several nephews and one niece, several great nieces and one great nephew.

Memorials in honor of Danny may be made to Saint Raphael Cemetery and can be mailed to or left at Heritage Funeral Home, 3141 N. Washington, Chillicothe, MO 64601. Online condolences may be left at www.heritage-becausewecare.com

A visitation with the Rosary will be held Thursday July, 9, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. at Saint Raphael Church Indian Grove, Missouri.

A Funeral Mass will be held Thursday July 9, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at Saint Raphael Church Indian Grove, Missouri.

Burial will be at Saint Raphael Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the care of Heritage Funeral Home in Chillicothe, Missouri.

Elmer Eugene Barnett

Elmer Eugene Barnett, 84, of Breckenridge, Missouri passed away July 2, 2020 at his home under the care of his family.

Elmer was born February 4, 1936 in Trenton, Missouri to parents William Harley and Anna May Norris Barnett. Elmer joined the Army in 1953 and retired in 1973 achieving the rank of Chief Warrant Officer 2 serving two tours in Vietnam. He married Margaret Ann Booth February 4, 1955 in Trenton, Missouri. After Elmer retired from the army he worked construction in Texas and locally for Bill Mast doing construction work and he was the Pastor of Breckenridge Assembly of God Church for twenty years. Elmer’s hobbies were working, cutting wood and wood working. He spent many hours studying the Bible. His family time was treasured and he loved his children and grandchildren.

Elmer is survived by his wife, Margaret Ann Barnett of the home; children, Deborah Johnson of Breckenridge; Jeffrey Barnett of Sandy Utah; Cynthia Greenwood of Breckenridge; six grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, sisters, Ethel Booth of Trenton; Naomi Scott of Spickard; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Son, Elmer Barnett Jr., son in laws, Harold Greenwood; Russell Johnson; siblings, Paul Barnett; Dale Barnett; Glen Barnett; Ralph Barnett; Lester Barnett; Ruth Woods; Helen Young; Bessy Wilfond; and infant sister Betty Jane Barnett.

Memorials in honor of Elmer may be made to Rose Hill Cemetery and may be mailed to or left at Heritage Funeral Home, 3141 N. Washington, Chillicothe, Missouri 64601. Online condolences may be left at www.heritage-becausewecare.com.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, July 7, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.at Heritage Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 8,2020 at 10:00 a.m. at Heritage Funeral Home. Burial in Rose Hill cemetery, Breckenridge, MO.

Dorothy Louise Hinnen

Dorothy Louise Hinnen, age 85, a resident of Chula, Missouri, passed away on Thursday, July 2, 2020, at her residence.

Dorothy was born the daughter of John Carlos and Francis Elizabeth (Hapes) Jordan on December 26, 1934, in Chula, Missouri. She was a 1952 graduate of Chillicothe High School. She was united in marriage to Lawrence Harvey Hinnen on November 3, 1954, at the Chula Baptist Church, Chula, Missouri. Dorothy worked for the Chula Phone Company. She also worked for Lambert Glove Factory and also Midwest Glove Factory. Dorothy then worked for Chula Coop. She also worked for Chula Hy-Klas for many years. Dorothy was a bookkeeper for Hinnen Trucking Company. She co-owned Hinnen Hauling and Construction with her husband, Lawrence. Dorothy served as a 4-H Leader. She was a member of the Rainbow Extension Club. Dorothy was a cake decorator.

Survivors include her husband, Lawrence Hinnen of the home; four sons, Larry Hinnen and wife Donna of Chula, Missouri, Fred Hinnen and wife Jeannie of Chillicothe, Missouri, Leslie Hinnen and wife Josie of Chillicothe, Missouri, and Dusty Jordan and wife Shannon of Chillicothe, Missouri; two daughters, Letha Graves and husband Duane of Chula, Missouri, and Linda Roberts and husband Joe of Chillicothe, Missouri; twenty grandchildren, Steve Graves, Beth Klein, Erin Graves, Amanda Howe, Brian Hinnen, Cady Hinnen, Anthony Hinnen, Patrick Perry, Jody Roberts, Matt Roberts, Gary Roberts, Jessica Latta, Monica Burton, Whitney Almond, Brittany Brookman, Stacy Foltz, Kayce Riggle, Clayton Riggle, Katie Worman, and Aaron Luckey; forty-nine great grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; and one sister-in-law, Dorothy Stith of Chillicothe, Missouri. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Fern Robbins and Dolly Jordan; one brother, Vernon Jordan; four sisters-in-law; and five brothers-in-law.

Funeral services will be held at the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Missouri, on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. A scheduled visitation will be held at the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Missouri, on Monday, July 6, 2020, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Friends may call at the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Missouri, on Monday, July 6, 2020, from 12 noon until 8:00 p.m. Burial will be held at Plainview Cemetery, Chula, Missouri. Memorial contributions may be made to Plainview Cemetery and may be left at or mailed to Lindley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 47, Chillicothe, Missouri 64601. Online condolences may be made at www.lindleyfuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Missouri.

 

Betty June Lemon

Betty June Lemon, 86, of Chillicothe passed away Thursday June 18, 2020 at Morning Side Center under the care of St. Luke’s Hospice.

Betty was born October 5, 1933 to parents Glen Russell and Georgia Irene (Gordon) Cox. Betty was 1951 graduate of Mooresville High School and graduate of Chillicothe Business College. Before retiring Betty was a secretary/bookkeeper at various business in the Chillicothe area. Betty was a member of the United Methodist Church of Chillicothe. Betty was united in marriage to Jerry Lemon in 1955. He preceded her in death in October 2018.

Betty is survived by her son Ron Lemon and wife Ruth Ann of Kansas City and daughter Lynn Johnson of Chillicothe. Four grandchildren, Courtney Miller and husband Dustin of Kansas City; Chris Cunningham of Chillicothe; Brooke Burr and husband Michael of Kansas City; Brandon Johnson and wife Dakota of Chillicothe; five great grandchildren, Michael Elijah, Mason, Olivia, Braydon and Tristan. Two sisters, Barbara Cox of Chillicothe; Beverly Steiner of Texas; brother, Bob Cox and wife Polly of Colorado. Eleven nieces and nephews, twenty-one great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Jerry, two brothers Larry Cox and Bill Cox.

Memorials in honor of Betty may be made to Operation Help and can be left at or mailed to Heritage Funeral Home, 3141 N Washington, Chillicothe, Missouri 64601. Online condolences may be left at www.heritage-becausewecare.com

A visitation will be held Friday, July 10, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at Heritage Funeral Home in Chillicothe, followed by memorial services at 11:00 a.m.

Burial will take place at Resthaven Memorial Gardens in Chillicothe.

 

Gary Lee Arr

Gary Lee Arr, 73, of Chillicothe, Missouri passed away Saturday June 20, 2020 in North Kansas City, Missouri.

Gary was born January 8, 1947 to parents Earl Leroy and Lena Francis Gillespie Arr. He graduated from Chillicothe High School and enlisted in the Army National Guard. He worked in construction and operated a bulldozer.

Gary loved watching westerns, Nascar racing, working outside and most importantly family time.

Gary is survived by his children, Nicki Cain and husband Chris of Kansas City; Cody Arr of Kansas City, grandchildren, Brittany Cain of Kansas City; Tyler Cain and wife Stacy of Kansas City; eight Great Grandchildren, brother, Leroy Arr and wife Sharon of Chillicothe; sister, Karen Smith of Chillicothe; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents and brother, Charles Arr.

Memorials in honor of Gary may be made to Chula Fire Department and may be mailed to or left at Heritage Funeral Home, 3141 N. Washington, Chillicothe, Missouri 64601. On line condolences may left at www.heritage-becausewecare.com.

Visitation will be held July 7th at 10:00 a.m., followed by funeral services at 11:00 a.m. at Heritage Funeral Home. The service was rescheduled due to potential exposure to Corona-virus.