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OBITUARY POLICY
Obituaries may be submitted by calling our office at 660-463-7522 or by email to: concordianclass@centurytel.net. Obituaries must be received by Monday at 3:00 PM for Wednesday publication. (Link to online form is below.)

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Obituaries must come from a funeral home for local funerals. For out of town obituaries, family must provide proof that the funeral was held, either in the form of a printed obituary or a link to the funeral home's website.

This space is intended for the family to honor their loved one's life and, as such, there is no restriction on how it is written. Obituaries will be run as written by the family or funeral home, so please pay special attention to correct spelling of names.

Funeral homes and mortuaries may be billed, all others must pay in advance. Please include contact information so we can obtain credit card information.

Harold E. Oetting (02/03/16)
Harold F. Oetting, 85, of Concordia, died Jan. 28, 2016, at his home. Funeral services were held Feb. 1, 2016 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, in Concordia, with the Rev. Harold Block officiating. Burial was in the St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, in Concordia...
Donna J. Boynton (02/03/16)
Donna June Boynton, 66, of Concordia, died Monday, January 25, 2016, at The Living Center in Marshall, Mo.. Mrs. Boynton was born March 9, 1949, in Moline, Il. She was the daughter of Richard and Jane (Gryp) Myers. On August 15, 1970, she married John David Boynton. She grew up in the Quad Cities, Il., and lived in Concordia since 1986. She previously attended First Christian Church in Sweet Springs...
Alice R. Johnson (02/03/16)
Alice R. Johnson, 82, of Warrensburg, died Jan. 27, 2016, at Warrensburg Manor Care Center. Memorial services were held at Grace United Methodist Church on Jan. 30, 2016. Interment was in Higginsville City Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be sent to Crossroads Hospice. An online guestbook is available at www.hoeferfuneralhome.com...
Alan Welton 'Doc' Amos (02/03/16)
Alan Welton "Doc" Amos, 86, of Odessa, died Jan 27, 2016 at the John Knox Village Hospice in Lee's Summit, Mo.. Funeral services were held Jan. 30, 2016, at the Ralph O. Jones Funeral Home. Burial was in Odessa Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Odessa VFW Post 5675...
Roy W. Borgstadt (01/27/16)
Roy W. Borgstadt, 96, of Concordia, died Jan. 22, 2016, as family and friends surrounded him. Funeral services were held Jan. 26 at Concordia Baptist Church, with Pastor John Cox officiating. Burial with military rites were in the church cemetery. Mr. Borgstadt was born Nov. 10,...
Paula L. Luedeman (01/27/16)
Paula L. Luedeman, 96, of Concordia, died Jan. 23, 2016 at St. Luke's Hospital-East, in Lee's Summit. Funeral services were held Jan. 26 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, in Concordia, with the Rev. Jeffrey Moore officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery...
Dorothy Maire Nieman (01/22/16)
Dorothy Maire Nieman, 94, of Higginsville, Mo., died Friday, Jan. 15, 2016, at St. Luke's Hospital, in Kansas City, Mo. Funeral services will be Wednesday, Jan. 20, at 2 p.m., at Salem United Church of Christ, in Higginsville. Interment will be in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Higginsville...
Virginia M. Meyer (01/22/16)
Virginia M. Meyer, 85, of Concordia, died Jan. 13, 2016, at I-70 Community Hospital, at Sweet Springs. Funeral services were held Saturday at St. John's United Church of Christ, at Emma, with the Rev. Tim Biesemeyer officiating. Burial was in St. John's Cemetery...
Dixie Pearl Dyson (01/06/16)
Dixie Pearl Dyson, 83, of Concordia, died Dec. 30, 2015 at The Lutheran Nursing Home. Memorial services were held Jan. 4, 2016. Inurnment was at Bethel Cemetery, in Concordia. The family suggests memorials to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or Concordia Public Library. An online guestbook is available at www.campbell-lewis.com...
Clarence Fricke (01/06/16)
Clarence Fricke, 84, of Emma, died Friday, Jan. 1, at The Lutheran Nursing Home, in Concordia. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 6 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, in Emma with the Rev. Jacob Muel-ler officiating. Burial, with military rites, will be in the church cemetery...
Carl O. Highley (01/06/16)
Carl O. Highley, 88, of Concordia, formerly of Sweet Springs, died Friday, Jan. 1 at The Lutheran Nursing Home, in Concordia. Funeral services were held Tues., Jan. 5, at Campbell-Lewis Chapel, in Concordia. Burial, with mili- tary rites, was in the Fairview Cemetery, in Sweet Springs...
Lorene Lena Wahlers (12/30/15)
Lorene Lean Wahlers, 91, of Higginsville, died Dec. 28, 2015. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Thurs., Dec. 31 at Grace United Methodist Church, in Higginsville. The family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church. Interment will be in City Cemetery, Higginsville, Mo...
Virginia L. Sassmann (12/23/15)
Virginia L. Sassmann, 70, of Raymore, Mo., died at home on Dec. 17, 2015. Funeral services for Mrs. Sassmann were held Tues., Dec. 22, 2015 at 11 a.m. at Timothy Lutheran Church, in Blue Springs. Interment was at Swan Lake Memorial Park. Funeral arrangements were by Chapel of Memories Funeral Home...
Roberta Susannah Sowers (12/23/15)
Roberta Susannah Sowers, 92, died Sun., Dec. 13, 2015 at St Luke's Hospice Center in Kansas City, Mo. Funeral services were held on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015, at the Waverly Baptist Church in Waverly, Missouri. Burial was in Waverly Cemetery.
Jerry Chris Niemeier (12/23/15)
Jerry Chris Niemeier, 71, of Higginsville, died Sun,, Dec. 20, 2015 at St. Mary's Medical Center, in Blue Springs. Visitation will be held Mon., Dec. 28 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Salem United Church of Christ, in Higginsville. Memorial services will be Tues., Dec. 29 at 10:30 a.m. at Salem United Church of Christ...
Violet Mae Highbarger (12/23/15)
Violet Mae Highbarger, 79, of Kansas City, Mo, died Dec. 17, 2015. Memorial services will be held Tues., Dec. 29 at 11 a.m. at Bethel United Church of Christ, 4900 N.E. Parvin Rd., Kansas City, Mo. She was born May 14, 1936, the daughter of William and Ella (Hartman) Steinkuehler. She worked in data processing at various companies and retired from the Social Security Administration. She was a longtime member and volunteer of Bethel United Church of Christ...
Lois Mae Gulbranson (12/15/15)
Lois Mae Gulbranson, 78, of Concordia, died Dec. 13, at Centerpoint Medical Center, in Independence. Memorial services will be held, Fri., Dec. 18, at 11 a.m. at the Lutheran Good Shepherd Chapel with the Rev. Harold Block officiating. Mrs. Rolf was born May 8, 1937, at home on the family farm in McIntosh, Minn. ...
Damon Michael Schlitz (12/15/15)
Damon Michael Schiltz, six months old, of Concordia died Dec. 10, at I-70 Community Hospital, in Sweet Springs. Damon was born May 15, 2015, in Warrensburg, the son of Clay Michael Schiltz and Samantha Diana Phillips, of Concordia. In addition to his parents, he is survived by one sister, Jacqueline Faith Bennett; paternal grandparents: Phil Schiltz and companion Ila Cheney, of Concordia, and Kathy King, of Algona, Iowa; maternal grandmother, Julie Magallanes, of Sweet Springs; paternal great-grandparents, Rosemary Schiltz, of Coon Rapids, Iowa, and Max King, of Algona, Iowa; maternal great-grandparents; Dora Vargas, Betty and Bill Schleicher, of Sweet Springs, and Jesus Magallanes, of Arlington, Texas.. ...
Hubert Wilkens (12/09/15)
Hubert Wilkens, 88, of Concordia, died Wednesday, Dec. 2, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Warrensburg. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church with the Rev. Harold Block officiating. Burial with military rites was in the church cemetery. ...
Shirley Doehla Cleveland (12/09/15)
Shirley Doehla Cleveland, 61, of Warrensburg, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 1, at her home. Mrs. Cleveland was born March 7, 1954 in Jefferson City, to Gilbert and Tena (Strobel) Doehla. She grew up on a farm outside of Concordia, and graduated from Concordia High School in 1972. ...
Kenneth William John Hinck (12/09/15)
Kenneth William John Hinck, 87, of Concordia, died Sunday, Dec. 6, at Western Missouri Medical Center, in Warrensburg. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church with Rev. Jeffery Moore officiating. Burial with military rites will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. today at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home...
Wilma Lea Willis (12/09/15)
Wilma Lea Willis, 81, formerly of Concordia, died Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015 at The Arbors at Colony Pointe, in Columbia. Visitation was held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015 and the funeral at 10:30 a.m. at Campbell-Lewis Chapel, in Concordia with William H. Harlow officiating. Burial was in National Cemetery in Leavenworth, Kan...
Donald G. Wienberg (12/09/15)
Donald G. Wienberg, 85 of Warrensburg, Mo. died on Saturday, Dec. 5, at St. Luke's Hospital, in Kansas City. He was born Saturday, Aug. 30, 1930, in Emma. He was the son of Elmer and Lorene Bodenstab Wienberg. He married Betty A. Hickman on July 6, 1963. She survives of the home...
Richard Lee Crews (12/02/15)
Richard Lee (Dick) Crews, 90, formerly of Odessa, died Monday, Nov. 30, of complications from Alzheimer's disease at the Missouri Veterans Home, in Warrensburg. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, at the Ralph O. Jones Funeral Home, in Odessa. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 4, at the First Christian Church in Odes-sa. Burial will be in Odessa Cemetery...
Judy Borgstadt (12/02/15)
Judy Borgstadt, 75, of Higginsville, died at her home on Monday, Nov. 23, 2015. She was born May 20, 1940, in Higginsville, the daughter of Elmer and Hattie (Booker) Gilkey. Funeral services were held Nov. 30, at Hoefer Funeral Home Chapel, in Higginsville. Interment was in Missouri Veterans Cemetery, in Higginsville...