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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.

Arthur O. Ehlers Jr. May 18, 1925 -- November 20, 2016 (11/29/16)
Arthur O. Ehlers Jr., 91, of Cheyenne, Wyo., formerly of Concordia, died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, at CMRC Davis Hospice Center in Cheyenne. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Ernestville, with the Rev. ...
Larry K. Maggert (11/17/16)
Larry K. Maggert, 58, of rural Pleasant Hill, died Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, at University of Kansas Hospital. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Concordia, with the Rev. James Dahlke officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to VHL Alliance and an online guestbook is available at www.campbell-lewis.com...
Betty Jane Stuenkel (11/17/16)
Betty Jane Stuenkel, 92, of Corder, passed away on Nov. 6, 2016, at Meyer Care Center in Higginsville. Graveside Services will be held Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 10 am at St. Paul's Cemetery in Concordia, officiated by Pastor Mark Junkin of Zion Lutheran Church...
Tony Nierman (11/17/16)
Tony Nierman, 55, of Concordia, died Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, in Lafayette County. Memorial visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Concordia. Memorials are suggested to St. Paul's Lutheran Church or Saint Paul Lutheran High School. An online guestbook is available at www.campbell-lewis.com...
Tony Nierman September 15, 1961--November 8, 2016 (11/09/16)
Tony Nierman, 55, of Concordia, MO, died Tuesday, November 8, 2016 in Lafayette County. Memorial visitation will be from 5 to 7:00 p.m. Friday, November 11, 2016 at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Concordia. Born September 15, 1961 in Sweet Springs, MO, he was the son of Kenneth Nierman, who survives of Concordia, and Suzanne Klingenberg Schaumburg, who survives of Lake Ozark. ...
Marlene Kay Oetting July 30, 1941 -- November 5, 2016 (11/09/16)
Marlene Oetting, 75, of Lexington, Mo., passed away Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, at her home in Lexington. Services will be held on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, at 11 a.m. at the Grace Lutheran Church, Lexington. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, from 5 to 7 p.m. ...
Homer Henry Becker August 10, 1929--November 3, 2016 (11/09/16)
Homer Henry Becker, 87, of Concordia, died Thursday, November 3, 2016, at the Lutheran Nursing Home. Funeral Services were held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, in Concordia. Burial with full military rites followed in the church cemetery...
Robert Eugene Wiebusch (11/02/16)
Robert Eugene Wie-busch, 88, died October 14, 2016, in Tulsa, Okla. He was born October 26, 1927, to Walter Wie-busch and Luella Wolters. He graduated from Concordia High School and entered the U.S. Navy during the end of WWII. He moved to Tulsa after retiring in the 1980s as farmer, truck driver and heavy equipment operator...
Jerry L. Pragman (11/02/16)
Jerry L. Pragman, 76, of Higginsville, died Tuesday, October 25, 2016, at St. Joseph Medical Center, in Kansas City. He was born September 20, 1940, to Lambert and Mildred (Wegener) Pragman. Services were held Monday, Oct. 31, at 2 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Terry Cook officiating...
A.J. Hilbrenner (10/26/16)
A.J. Hilbrenner, 88, of Waverly, passed away Wednesday, October 19, 2016, at Research Hospital, in Kansas City. He was born April 1, 1928, to Adolph and Stella Hilbrenner, in Waverly. He lived in Waverly all his life. On Nov. 23, 1949, he married Frances Ann Weedin. They were blessed with three children, Dwight, Jo Ann, and Kevin...
Delbert Lavern Rinne (10/19/16)
Delbert Lavern Rinne, 95, of Concordia, formerly of Marshall and Lincoln, loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and cousin passed away on October 14, 2016. Funeral services are today at 1 p.m. at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, in Marshall, with Pastor William Voelker officiating. ...
Vella Marie Hinck (10/12/16)
Vella Marie Hinck, 84, of Concordia, died Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, at Lafayette Regional Health Center in Lexington. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 10, 2016, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Emma with Pastor Jacob Mueller officiating. ...
Kathy Griggs (10/12/16)
Kathy Griggs, 74, of Concordia, died Thursday, October 6, 2016, at St. Luke's Hospital, in Kansas City. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, in Concordia, with the Rev. Paul Mehl officiating. Visitation was from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10, at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home, in Concordia. Cremation will take place after the funeral service and inurnment will be at a later date in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery...
Pauline L. Miller (10/05/16)
Pauline L. Miller, 101, of Alma, died Wednesday, September 28, 2016, at The Lutheran Nursing Home in Concordia. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 at Zion Lutheran Church, in Blackburn, with Pastor Timothy Miille officiating. ...
Wilbert E. Dittmer (09/28/16)
Wilbert E. Dittmer, 90, of Marshall, died Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, at The Living Center in Marshall. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, in Marshall, with the Rev. William Voelker officiating. Visitation was held from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Burial with military rites was held in Sunset Gardens Cemetery in Marshall...
Mary Brandt (09/21/16)
Mary Brandt died September 15, 2016, at the age of 82. The daughter of Emil and Hulda (Tesch) Pauling, she was born September 9, 1934, in Germantown, Iowa. She was baptized at St. John Lutheran Church, Germantown. She was confirmed at the church on Palm Sunday, 1948...
Barbara Ann Lynch (09/14/16)
Barbara Ann Lynch, 67, of Blue Springs, died Aug. 22, 2016, at her home. A funeral service celebrating Barbara's life was held Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, at the Meyers Blue Springs Chapel with Pastor John Otte officiating. Burial followed at the Blue Springs Cemetery...
Roy L. Yoss (09/07/16)
Roy L. Yoss, 84, of Appleton City, formerly of Independence, passed away August 30, 2016, at Menorah Medical Center, in Overland Park, Kan. Services were held September 2, 2016, at Zion Lutheran Church, in Praire City. Burial with military honors in the church cemetery followed...
Jeremy 'Jerp' Powers (08/31/16)
Jeremy "Jerp" Powers, 43, of rural Concordia, died Saturday, August 27, 2016, at his home. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 3, 2016 at Concordia High School Gymnasium, with Dr. Alan Gatewood officiating. Burial will follow in Concordia Baptist Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until time of the service in the gymnasium...
Mildred A. Heyer (08/31/16)
Mildred A. Heyer, 94, of Higginsville, died August 26, 2016, at Lafayette Regional Health Center, in Lexington. Funeral services were held August 30, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, in Higginsville. Interment was in Higginsville City Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to Immanuel Lutheran Church or St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Independence...
David 'Keith' Landwehr (08/17/16)
David "Keith" Landwehr, of Higginsville, died Friday, August 12, 2016, at his home. Memorial services are at 10:30 a.m., today, August 17, 2016, at Grace United Methodist Church, Higginsville, with Pastor Terry Cook officiating. Burial will follow at Higginsville Cemetery...
Philip C. Dorth (08/17/16)
Philip C. Dorth, 83, of Rocky Mount, died Monday, August 15, 2016, at his home. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Aug. 27, at 2 p.m., at Concordia High School, in Concordia. A second memorial service will be held Saturday, Sept. 17, at 2 p.m., at the Northshore Baptist Church, in Rocky Mount, with the Rev. Mark Kessler officiating...
Art 'Butch' Nelson Sr. (08/10/16)
Art "Butch" Nelson, Sr., 74, of Concordia, died August 6, 2016, at his home. Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 9, at First Baptist Church, in Higginsville. Burial was in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery. Mr. Nelson was born December 4, 1941, in Sweet Springs. ...
Dorothy A. Hoefer (08/10/16)
Dorothy A. Hoefer, 83, of Higginsville, died August 7, 2016, at her home. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 11, at Grace United Methodist Church, Higginsvile. Visitation will be one hour prior to service. Burial will be in Higginsville City Cemetery...
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. ...