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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.

Robert Reith (07/27/16)
Robert Reith was found deceased in his apartment at the Lutheran Good Shepherd Home Village, Concordia, July 19, 2016. Robert was the son of the Rev. Paul J. Reith and Alma A. Reith. He was 76 years old. He was born in June of 1940. Robert was a graduate of St. ...
Ronald Edwin Flandermeyer (07/27/16)
Ronald Edwin Flandermeyer, 77, of Indianapolis, Ind., died Thursday, July 21, 2016. A private family committal service preceded a public memorial service at 4 p.m. at Emmaus Lutheran Church, Indianapolis, Ind., Monday, July 25, 2016. A celebration of life visitation followed the service...
Richard Brunkhorst (07/27/16)
Richard Brunkhorst, 74, of Alma, died Sunday, July 24, 2016 at the Lutheran Nursing Home, in Concordia. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. today, July 27, 2016 at Trinity Lutheran Church, in Alma, with Pastor Bart Mueller officiating. Burial with military rites will follow at St. Peter Lutheran Cemetery, at Flora...
Pauline Marie Kiehl (07/27/16)
If you are looking for the secret to a long life, Pauline Kiehl has the answer. In her 97 years on this earth, she focused on two things -- working hard and serving Christ. Throughout her life, Pauline's hands were rarely idle doing gardening, cooking, canning, farming and sewing. Even after moving to the nursing home in 2015, she kept her hands busy by quilting...
Pauline Kiehl (07/20/16)
Pauline Kiehl, 97, of rural Malta Bend, died Sunday, July 17, 2016, at the Lutheran Nursing Home, in Concordia. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 23, 2016, at Zion Lutheran Church, in Blackburn. Visitation will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 22, 2016, at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home, in Marshall. Burial will be in Salt Springs Cemetery, in Saline County...
Virginia Lee Schanz (07/20/16)
Virginia Lee Schanz, 79, of Marshall, died Sunday, July 10, 2016, at Centerpoint Medical Center, in Independence. Memorial services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 16, 2016, at Campbell-Lewis Chapel, in Marshall. Inurnment followed in Ridge Park Cemetery...
Anna Marie Hartwig (07/20/16)
Anna Marie Hartwig, 98, died Saturday, July 16, 2016 at the Lutheran Nursing Home, in Concordia. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 19, 2016, at St. Paul's United Church of Christ, in Blackburn, with Pastor Andy Mockridge officiating. Burial followed in Blackburn Cemetery...
David A. Corder (07/20/16)
David A. Corder, 80, of Corder, died July 15, 2016 ,at his home. A memorial service was held July 18, 2016, at the Corder Baptist Church. Memorials are suggested to the Corder Calvary Cemetery Association. An online guestbook is available at www.hoeferfuneralhome.com...
John Paul Scherer (07/20/16)
John Paul Scherer, 90, of Montgomery City, died Monday, July 11, 2016, at his home surrounded by family. Memorial services were held at 11 a.m., Sat., July 16, at the Schlanker Funeral Home, in Montgomery City. Interment of ashes will be in Middleton Cumberland Presbyterian Cemetery, in Ohatchee, Ala., at a later date...
Paul M. Pangborn (07/20/16)
Paul M. Pangborn, 58, of Higginsville, died July 15, 2016, at Centerpoint Medical Center, in Independence. There will be two visitations; one today, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Hoefer Funeral Home, Higginsville, and one July 22, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Vigen Memorial Home, Kahoka...
Robert D. 'Bob' Krause (07/13/16)
Robert D. (Bob) Krause, 82, of Concordia, died Monday, July 11, 2016 at his home. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 14, 2016 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, in Emma. Pastor Jeffery Moore and Pastor Harold Block will officiate. Burial with full military rites will be in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, in Concordia. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Holy Cross...
Edna Mae Colson (07/13/16)
Edna Mae Colson, 69, of Sweet Springs, died July 9, 2016 at Country Club Care Center, in Warrensburg. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. July 15, at Campbell-Lewis Chapel, in Sweet Springs. Visitation will be July 14, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery...
Evelyn L. Borgstadt (07/13/16)
Evelyn L. Borgstadt, 83, of Concordia, died Friday, July 8, 2016, at the Lutheran Nursing Home, in Concordia, as family and friends surrounded her. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 12, 2016, at Concordia Baptist Church, with Pastor John Cox officiating. Burial was in Concordia Baptist Cemetery...
Robert 'Bob' Frerking (07/06/16)
Robert George Frerking, 84, of Houston, TX, formerly of Columbia, was welcomed to his eternal heavenly inheritance at Houston Willowbrook Hospital on June 30, 2016. Funeral services will be held Friday, July 8 at Zion Lutheran Church, in Corder. A visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., with funeral services immediately following. Burial will be in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, in Corder...
Audrey Lou Kesemann (07/06/16)
Audrey Lou Kesemann, 74, of Concordia, died Monday, June 27, 2016 at her home. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 30, 2016 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, in Emma with Pastor Jeffery Moore officiating. Burial followed at St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, in Concordia...
Audrey Kesemann (06/29/16)
Audrey Kesemann, 74, of Concordia, died Monday, June 27, 2016, at her home. Funeral arrangements are pending at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home, in Concordia.
Loretta Lou Meyer (06/29/16)
Loretta Lou Meyer, 81, of Oxford, Miss., died June 25 at her home. Graveside services were held June 27, 2016, at Concordia Methodist Cemetery, with the Rev. Wendy Minshall officiating, in Concordia. Memorials may be made to St. Andrew's UMC, Camp Lake Stephens or Camellia Hospice Ministries in Oxford, Miss...
James 'Jim' Loges (06/29/16)
James "Jim" Loges, 58, of Higginsville, died June 21, 2016, at St. Luke's East in Lee's Summit. Funeral services were held June 25, 2016, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, in Higginsville. Burial was in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, in Alma. Memorials are suggested to Immanuel Lutheran School...
Richard C. Schowengerdt (06/22/16)
Richard C. Schowengerdt, 85, of Higginsville, died June 15, 2016, at John Knox Village East in Higginsville. Funeral services were held June 20 at the Salem United Church of Christ. Interment was in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery, in Higginsville. Memorials are suggested to Salem United Church of Christ...
Harriet Klingemann Bockelman (06/22/16)
Harriet Klingemann Bockelman, 89, of Lenexa, Kan., died Friday, June 17, 2016. Services will be held on Saturday, June 25, 2016, at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 13145 Blackbob Road, Olathe, Kan., with visitation from noon to 1 p.m. with the service starting at 1 p.m. Burial will be Monday, June 27, 2016, at 10 a.m. in St. Peter's (Flora) Cemetery, south of Alma...
Margaret Mary Shane (06/15/16)
Margaret Mary Shane, 92, of Junction City, Kan., died June 10, 2016 at Aberdeen Village, in Olathe, Kan. Funeral services were held June 15 at Penwell-Gabel Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Highland Cemetery, in Junction City, Kan. Memorials are suggested to Highland Cemetery fund...
Maurine Schroeder (06/08/16)
Maurine Schroeder, 93, of Concordia, died June 4, 2016, at Kansas City Hospice House. Graveside services will be held Thursday, June 9, at 11 a.m. at Blackburn Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Kansas City Hospice House. An online guestbook is available at www.campbell-lewis.com...
Vicky Palmer (06/08/16)
Vicky Lee Dankenbring Palmer, 62, of Concordia, died Sunday, June 5, 2016, at the Lutheran Good Shepherd Home, in Concordia. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. today, June 8, 2016, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, in Emma, with Pastor Jeffery Moore officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, in Concordia...
Rebecca Sue Krause (06/08/16)
Rebecca Sue Krause, 65, of Concordia, died Sunday, June 5, 2016, at her home. At her request, no services will be held. Ms. Krause was born May 17, 1951, in Marshall. She was the daughter of Rudolph Krause Jr. and Naomi Fern Mayse Krause. She was raised on Daisy Street, in Sweet Springs, and was a 1969 graduate of Sweet Springs High School. ...
Evanell Stumpenhaus Schelp (06/01/16)
Evanell Stumpenhaus Schelp, 87, of Concordia, MO, died Thursday, May 26, 2016 at The Lutheran Nursing Home. Funeral services will be held today at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, in Emma. Burial will follow in the church cemetery...