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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.

Irene Weber (04/20/16)
Irene Weber, 98, of Emma, died Sunday, April 17, 2016, at The Lutheran Good Shepherd Home, in Concordia. Funeral services are today at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 20, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, in Emma, with the Rev. Jacob Mueller officiating. Visitation is from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Burial will be in Holy Cross Lutheran Cemetery...
Miriam A. Kempfe (04/20/16)
Miriam A. Kempfe, 96, formerly of Alma, died April 18, 2016, at The Lutheran Nursing Home, in Concordia. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 21, 2016, at Trinity Lutheran Church, in Alma. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in the Trinity Cemetery, in Alma...
Raymond Bokelman (04/20/16)
Raymond Bokelman, 85, of St. Charles, died April 7, 2016. Funeral services were held April 12, 2016 at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, at Hazelwood. Burial was in St. Charles Memorial Gardens. Mr. Bokelman was born July 31, 1930, in Concordia. ...
Buck Byrson (04/20/16)
Buck Bryson, 58, of Concordia, died Saturday, April 16, 2016, at his home. A memorial service will be today at the First Baptist Church, in Concordia, at 2 p.m., with Dale Pollard officiating. Memorials can be made to family choice. Online condolences may be made at www.hoeferfuneralhome.com...
Alex Lee Claborn (04/20/16)
Alexander Lee Claborn, 30, of Concordia, went home to the Lord on Saturday, April 16, 2016. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 22, 2016, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, in Sweet Springs. Pastor Dan Wing will officiate. Honory pallbearers will be: Quintin Claborn, Shawn Young, Travis Young, Patrick Summers, James Craig and Doc Bryson...
Hildegard Becker (04/13/16)
Hildegard Becker, 94, of Sweet Springs, died Wednesday, April 6, 2016, at The Lutheran Good Shepherd Home in Concordia. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 9, 2016, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Sweet Springs with the Rev. Dan Wing officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery in Sweet Springs...
Carolyn Jane Oerding (04/13/16)
Carolyn Jane Oerding, 80, of Dunwoody, Ga., died March19, 2016. A memorial service was held at Rivercliff Lutheran Church, Sandy Springs, Ga., on Wednesday, March 23, 2016. A private interment was held in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Concordia, on Saturday, April 9, 2016...
Stanley Charles Schelp (03/30/16)
Stanley Charles Schelp, 66, of Concordia, died Wednesday, March 16, at his home. Private memorial services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 20, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Concordia, with the Rev. Dr. Jeffery Moore officiating. Mr. Schelp was born May 9, 1949, in Concordia. ...
Howard E. Templeton (03/30/16)
Howard E. Templeton was born Tuesday, June 18, 1940 in Carrollton. He was the son of the Howard August Templeton and Mary Catherine (Lane) Templeton. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 25, at New Life Assembly, Concordia, with the Senior Pastor Jack Blansit officiating. Interment was in Dover Cemetery, Dover...
Ella Ruth Kammeyer (03/30/16)
Ella Ruth Kammeyer, 91, of Allen, Texas, died March 22. Funeral services were held March 26 at Faith Lutheran Church, in Plano, Texas. Interment was in Floral Haven Cemetery, at Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Mrs. Kammeyer was born on Nov. 21, 1924, in Alma. ...
Louis O. Schmidt (03/30/16)
Louis O. Schmidt, 94, of Alma, died Tuesday, March 22, at The Lutheran Nursing Home, in Concordia. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 26, at Zion Lutheran Church, in Blackburn, with the Rev. Timothy Miille officiating. Burial was in Zion Lutheran Cemetery...
Helen Dorothy Dittmer (03/30/16)
Helen Dorothy Reith Dittmer, 87, of Sweet Springs, died March 26, 2016, at Sweet Springs Villa. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 30, 2016, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, in Sweet Springs with Pastor Dan Wing officiating. Burial will follow at St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, at Concordia...
Darlene 'Sis' Payton (03/30/16)
Darlene "Sis" Payton, 68, of Blackburn, died March 24, at her home. Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m., Friday, Apri 1, at Campbell- Lewis Chapel, in Marshall, with William W. Harlow officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Blackburn Cemetery...
Ivan Lee Jones (03/23/16)
Ivan Lee Jones, age 56, of Butler, died Tuesday, March 15, 2016, at his home. Funeral services for Ivan Jones were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 19, 2016, at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel in Butler. A cremation followed. Contributions to the family and online condolences can be made at www.schowengerdtchapel.com...
Michael Douglas Boan (03/16/16)
Michael Douglas Boan, 68, of Sweet Springs, died Saturday, March 12, at the Missouri Veteran's Home, in Warrensburg. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 17, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church with the Rev. Jacob Mueller officiating. Burial with military rites will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home...
Norman August Schemmer (03/16/16)
Norman August Schemmer, 78, of Raytown, passed away on March 11, 2016, at the Kansas City Hospice House. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 16, 2016, at Timothy Lutheran Church, North Campus, 425 NW R.D. Mize Road, Blue Springs. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 9 to 11 a.m. Internment will be at Salem Cemetery at Higginsville, at 2:30 p.m. Condolences may be emailed to the family at Kaiser-Wiegers@ctcis.net...
Vernon Alfred Bell (03/09/16)
Vernon Alfred Bell, 90, of Columbus, died Saturday, March 5, at Western Missouri Medical Center, in Warrensburg. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, at Williams Funeral Chapel in Holden with the Rev. Travis Webb, Brother Don Sloan and Brother Jerry Lockwood of Enon Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in Cumberland Presbyterian Cemetery, at Columbus ,with military honors...
Victor Clarence Kimball (03/09/16)
Victor Clarence Kimball, 76, of Concordia, died Thursday, March 3, at St. Luke's Hospital, in Kansas City. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 7, at Campbell-Lewis Chapel, in Concordia with the Rev. Jeffery Moore officiating. Burial with military rites was held at Missouri Veterans Cemetery, in Higginsville...
Dennis Lee Edwards (03/09/16)
Dennis Lee Edwards, 62, of Concordia, died Wednesday, March 2, at Kansas City Hospice House, in Kansas City. Mo. A memorial service was held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, at The Lutheran Good Shepherd Home Chapel, in Concordia with the Rev. John Cox officiating...
Darrel Brandt (03/02/16)
Darrel Brandt, 73, of Concordia, died Feb. 28, 2016, at the Lutheran Nursing Home, in Concordia. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 3, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, in Emma, with Pastor Jacob Mueller officiating Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery, at Dunksburg...
Doris Irene Brockhoff Hemme (03/02/16)
Doris Irene Brockhoff Hemme, 85, of Emma, died Feb. 26, 2016, at the Lutheran Nursing Home, in Concordia. Funeral services were held March 1 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, with Pastor Jacob Mueller officiating. Burial was in the Holy Cross Cemetery...
Dr. Erich Helge (02/24/16)
Dr. Erich Helge, Headmaster of Saint Paul Lutheran High School in Concordia from 1989-1993, passed away Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016, in Albuquerque, N. M. A memorial service was held on Monday, Feb. 22, at Christ Lutheran Church in Albuquerque. Helge, commissioned minister Emeritus, graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1966. ...
Kenneth Duane Lentz (02/24/16)
Kenneth Duane Lantz, 85, of Camdenton, died Feb. 15, 2016, at the Veterans Home in Warrensburg. Funeral services with military rites were held Feb. 19 at Campbell-Lewis Chapel, in Concordia, with William W. Harlow officiating. Mr. Lantz was born Aug. ...
Paul Ray Faris (02/24/16)
Paul Ray Faris of New Haven, Mo., died on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016, at Mercy Hospital in Washington, Missouri. He was 73. He was born in Washington, Mo., on June 16, 1942, to the late Paul Reeder and Alice (Cruze) Faris. Paul was the husband of Barbara (Kerans) Faris, who survives at the home. They were united in marriage on Aug. 25, 1962, at St. Bridget's Church in Pacific, Mo...
Larry Eugene Holland (02/17/16)
Larry Eugene Holland, 74, of Sweet Springs, died Feb. 15, 2016 at his home. Funeral services will be held Thurs., Feb. 18, at 2 p.m. at the Campbell-Lewis Chapel, in Sweet Springs with visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery in Sweet Springs...