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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.

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Lester Edward Mahnken (05/25/16)
Lester Edward Mahnken, 89, of Concordia, died May 17, 2016, at The Lutheran Nursing Home, in Concordia. Funeral services were held Saturday, May 21, 2016, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, in Concordia, with the Rev. Jeffery Moore officiating. Burial with military rites was held in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery...
Elizabeth Pulliam (05/25/16)
Elizabeth Pulliam, 86 of Corder, died Wednesday, May 18, 2016, at her home. Funeral services were held Saturday, May 21, at First Baptist Church, Higginsville, with Robert Pulliam & Camden Pulliam officiating, Gina Pulliam, pianist, Alison Agnew, soloist and granddaughters, vocalist. Pallbearers were her grandsons. Interment was in Greensburg Cemetery, in Greensburg, Mo...
Judith Kay Pool (05/25/16)
Judith Kay Pool, 73, beloved wife of Clifford, died Sunday, May 8, 2016. A memorial service was held May 11. She was born November 11,1942 to Stephen and Mary Vermillion Trigg. Mrs. Pool was a homemaker and a member of the Trinity Church, of Deltona and the ASPCA. She enjoyed bowling and gardening...
Shirley O. Bodenstab (05/25/16)
Shirley O. Beyerlein Bodenstab is now with her Lord. She passed away quietly on Tuesday, May 3, the beloved wife of 58 years, to Orville W. Bodenstab and mother of Steven, Timothy and Daniel. She loved her daughter-in-laws Barbara, Jan and Irene, and her grandchildren Aaron, Evan, Ethan and Grace. ...
Mary B. Mendenhall (05/25/16)
Mary B. Mendenhall, 74, of Concordia, died Saturday, May 21, 2016, at Boone Hospital Center, in Columbia. Graveside services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 26, 2016, at Concordia Methodist Cemetery, in Concordia. Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home, in Concordia...
Lois Holtcamp (05/18/16)
Lois Holtcamp, 77, of Concordia, died Monday, May 9, 2016, at I-70 Community Hospital, in Sweet Springs. Funeral services were held Monday, May 16, 2016, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, in Concordia, with Pastor Jeffery Moore officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery...
Leona Fangman (05/18/16)
Leona Fangman, 93, of Sweet Springs, died Monday, May 9, 2016, at I-70 Community Hospital, in Sweet Springs. Graveside services were held Thursday, May 12, 2016, at St. John United Church of Christ Cemetery, near Emma, with William W. Harlow officiating...
Clyde Kenneth 'Butch' Neal (05/11/16)
Clyde Kenneth "Butch" Neal, of Manor, Pa., died Friday, April 29, 2016, after a brief illness. Services were held Wednesday, May 4, 2016, at the Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory, Millersville, Pa. Interment was at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery with full military honors...
Roger Allen Moehlman (05/11/16)
Roger Allen Moehlman, 79, of Independence, died May 1, 2016, at Kansas University, in Kansas City, Kan. Memorial services will beheld at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 14, 2016, at Community of Christ Church, in Buckner. Mr. Moehlman was born April 16, 1937, to Herman and Frieda Rufusel Moehlman, in Concordia. He graduated from Concordia High School. Mr. Moehlman served in the U.S. Army National Guard. He was a mechanic and an auto parts delivery person...
Marlene Dierking (05/11/16)
Marlene Brandt Dierking, 67, of Waverly, died Friday, May 6, 2016, at Apple Ridge Care Center, in Waverly. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, in Emma, with Pastor Jacob Mueller officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery, in Dunksburg. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church...
Erna Schroeder (05/11/16)
Erna Schroeder, 95, of rural Sweet Springs, Mo, died Wednesday, May 4, 2016, at I-70 Community Hospital, in Sweet Springs. Funeral services were held Saturday, May 7, 2016, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, in Emma, with the Rev. Jacob Mueller officiating. Burial was in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, in Alma...
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...