Funeral Notices

Amy Stone

Amy Stone, age 54, of Meadville, died Sunday, February 28, 2021, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City.

A Celebration of Life Service will be Monday, March 8, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Meadville with Pastor Keith Sisney officiating.  The family will receive friends Monday from 5:00 p.m. until service time at the church.  Arrangements are under the direction of Wright Funeral Home in Brookfield.

Memorials to the Education Fund for Lauren (make check payable to Anna Stone) may be left at the church or mailed to Wright Funeral Home, P.O. Box 496, Brookfield, MO 64628.

Amy graduated with honors from Meadville R-IV High School in 1985, attended classes at Truman State University in Kirksville and Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg and graduated from the RN Nursing Program at North Central Missouri College in Trenton in 2009.

She worked at Susan’s Nursing Home and Livingston Manor during the summers and weekends while attending high school.  She worked Respiratory Therapy at Hedrick Medical Center for a few years before attending nursing  school. She then worked as a nurse at the prison in Cameron for a year, Liberty Hospital for eight years before going to Centerview Hospital in Independence.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Meadville.

In September of 2014, she had a spinal stroke which left her paralyzed from the chest down confining her to a wheelchair.  She loved attending church with her family and volunteered for several projects including Vacation Bible School and organizing the annual Easter Egg Hunt.  She enjoyed visiting with friends and eating out whenever she could.

Survivors include her son, Dalton Stone and fiancée, Patty Scarberry of Meadville; her daughter, Lauren Nichols of Meadville; her mother, Anna Stone of Meadville; her sister, Debbie Nolan and husband, Tim of Marceline; her brother, Ryan Stone and wife, Heather of Meadville; and 5 nephews, 2 nieces, and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her father, Roger Stone and her grandparents.

Rita Rae Darr

Rita Rae Darr, age 65, a resident of Chillicothe, Missouri, passed away on Saturday, February 27, 2021, at North Kansas City Hospital, North Kansas City, Missouri.

Rita was born the daughter of Ray and Mary (Williams) Darr on August 29, 1955, in Chillicothe, Missouri. She was a graduate of Hiawatha High School, Kirkland, Illinois. She worked as a receptionist for the Grand River Area Family YMCA for many years. She also worked as a receptionist for the Salvation Army of Chillicothe for several years. Rita was an avid fan of the Kansas City Chiefs and the St. Louis Cardinals. She enjoyed working with individuals with special needs through Community Options. Rita also enjoyed watching the Game Show Network, especially Wheel of Fortune and 25 Words or Less, and sitting on her front porch. She loved spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include one son, Travis Darr and wife Tracy of Chillicothe, Missouri; one daughter, Leslie Wilson of Chillicothe, Missouri; several grandchildren; one brother, Steve Saale and wife Mary Kae of Chillicothe, Missouri; two sisters, Joyce Winkowski and husband Rick of Chillicothe, Missouri, and Terrie Toney and husband Dennis of Trenton, Missouri; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Matthew James Darr; and one infant twin sister, Nita Faye Darr.

Funeral services will be held at the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Missouri, on Thursday, March 4, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. There is no scheduled visitation. Friends may call at the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Missouri, on Wednesday, March 3, 2021, from 12 noon until 7:00 p.m. Burial will be held at Wheeling Cemetery, Wheeling, Missouri. Memorial contributions may be made to the Rita Darr Memorial Fund 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.

Carmen Rosita Boley

Carmen Rosita Boley, age 96, of Chillicothe, Missouri, passed away on Wednesday, February 24, 2021, at Indian Hills – A Stonebridge Community, Chillicothe, Missouri.

Carmen was born to Mamerto Joaquin and Consorcia (Cabale) Flores on December 13, 1924, in Pagsanjan Laguna, Philippine Islands, where she was raised and received her education. She married Harold D. Boley on November 12, 1947, while he was serving at the United States Navy Base on Manila, Philippine Islands.  He preceded her in death on September 15, 1995.

They arrived in Sacramento, California on August 26, 1948.  After living in California, Arizona, New Mexico, Iowa, and Illinois, they settled in Chillicothe, Missouri, in 1959.

Carmen had worked at the Espanola Hospital in New Mexico, and at the Sherman Hospital in Elgin, Illinois. After moving to Chillicothe, she worked for 8 years at the Chillicothe Hospital, which later became the original Hedrick Medical Center. In 1967, she was employed by Dr. Donald M. Dowell, M.D., at the Dowell Clinic for 7 years, and by Dr. H.R. Trinidad, M.D., and Dr. Joseph F. Gale, M.D., at the Dowell Clinic for 2 years. In 1976, she began working at the original Hedrick Medical Office Building with Dr. Joseph F. Gale, M.D., for 10 years before her retirement in October of 1986.

Survivors include two daughters, Mary Ann Dusenberry and husband Marshall of Chillicothe, Missouri, and Shirley Jean Garr and husband Forrest of Chillicothe, Missouri; two sons, Gary Lynn Boley and wife Theresa of Bradenton, Florida, and Larry Dale Boley of Kansas City, Missouri; twelve grandchildren; seventeen great grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.  She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Harold; one son, Alan Dean Boley; two grandsons, Jason Boley and Travis Boley; and brothers and sisters.

A private family funeral service will be held at the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Missouri, on Friday, March 5, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. A public graveside service will be held at Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Chillicothe, Missouri, on Friday, March 5, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. Friends may call at the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Missouri, on Thursday, March 4, 2021, from 12 noon until 7:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Carmen Boley Memorial Fund 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.

Timothy Wayne Hess

Timothy Wayne Hess, age 65, a resident of Chillicothe, Missouri, passed away on February 24, 2021, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri.

Tim was born the son of Harold and Delores (Chalfant) Hess on January 6, 1956, in Atchison, Kansas. He attended the Maur Hill Preparatory Academy, Atchison, Kansas. Tim was united in marriage to Amy Fairchild on November 10, 1988, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She survives of the home.

Tim owned and operated Hess Heating and Cooling, Chillicothe, Missouri. He was a member of the Chillicothe Elks Lodge #656 and the Chillicothe Eagles Club. Tim was also a member of the St. Columban Catholic Church, Chillicothe, Missouri. He was a 4th Degree Knight in the Knights of Columbus, Chillicothe, Missouri. Tim was a jack-of-all-trades. He loved to go camping, enjoyed restoring cars and tractors, and loved to spend time with his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Amy of the home; two sons, Joseph Wayne Hess of Florida and Trevor Cain Hess of Marceline, Missouri; five grandchildren, Hannah Hess, Kaitlyn Hess, Peyton Diggs, Marcus Hess, and Mason Reeter; three brothers, David Hess and wife, Sherrie of Atchison, Kansas; Terry Hess and wife, Shelly of Atchison, Kansas, and Benny Hess of Olathe, Kansas; one sister Mary Roland and husband, Phil of Leavenworth, Kansas; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Carol Brox and Joyce Gates; and sister-in-law, Rhonda Hess.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the St. Columban Catholic Church, Chillicothe, Missouri, on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. A private family Parish Rosary will be held at Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Missouri on March 1, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. Friends may call at Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Missouri, on March 1, 2021, from 12 noon until 8:00 p.m. Burial will be held at Edgewood Cemetery, Chillicothe, Missouri. Memorial contributions may be made to Bishop Hogan Memorial School and/or American Heart Association. Online condolences may be made at www.lindleyfuneralhomes.com.

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