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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 Frerking (08/25/15)
Harold Frerking, 102, of Higginsville, died Friday, Aug. 21, at Meyer Care Center, Higginsville. Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. today at Salem United Church of Christ, 1500 N. Main St., Higginsville, with the Rev. Dr. Tommy L. Faris officiating...
Terry Alan Bradley (08/25/15)
Terry Alan Bradley, 56, of Concordia, died Sunday, Aug. 23, at University Hospital and Clinics, Columbia. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Aug. 29, at First Baptist Church, Odessa, with Pastor Terry Hodges officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Tabor Cemetery, Odessa...
Stanley Stephen "Steve" Gates III (08/25/15)
Stanley Stephen Gates III "Steve", 69, of Napoleon, passed away Sunday, August 16, 2015 in Lee's Summit, surrounded by family and friends. Steve Gates was born June 28, 1946, in Kansas City, the son of Stanley Stephen Gates and Dorothy Marie (Francis) Gates both who preceded him in death. Steve graduated from Wellington High School in 1964...
Rev. Melvin F. Swan (08/25/15)
The Rev. Melvin F. Swan, 83, of rural Concordia, died Friday, August 21, 2015 at The Lutheran Nursing Home in Concordia. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25, at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Ernest-ville, with the Rev. James Dahlke officiating. ...
Florence D. Niemeyer (08/19/15)
Florence D. Niemeyer, 97, of Concordia, MO, died August 11, 2015 at The Lutheran Nursing Home. Funeral services were held Aug. 15 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, in Emma, with the Rev. Jacob Mueller officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the church or Saint Paul Lutheran High School in care of Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.campbell-lewis.com...
Beverly Ann Wake (08/19/15)
Beverly Ann Wake was born on May 5, 1942, to Alvin and Mabel Hemme, in Concordia, Mo., and died Aug. 9, 2015, at the age of 73. Beverly attended St. Paul's Lutheran Parochial Grade School and Concordia High School. She participated in all local and state music contests prior to her graduation in 1960. ...
Tiffani Lee Lucas (08/12/15)
Tiffani Lee Lucas, 22, of Concordia, died Aug. 1, 2015, at Lafayette Regional Health Center, in Lexington. Funeral services were held Saturday, at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Chapel, in Concordia, with William W. Harlow officiating. Born Aug. 13, 1992, in Lexington, she was the daughter of Dan R. ...
Mary Ann Mueller (08/12/15)
Mary Ann Mueller, 86, of Sweet Springs, died Aug. 5, 2015, at University Hospital and Clinics, in Columbia. Funeral services were held Tuesday at Christ Lutheran Church, Sweet Springs, with Rev. Dan Wing officiating. Burial was at Fairview Cemetery, Sweet Springs. Memorials may be made to family choice. An online guestbook is available at www.campbell-lewis.com...
Louis Oscar Boehmer (08/12/15)
Louis Oscar Boehmer, 92, of Marshall, formerly of Alma, died Aug.7 at the Living Center in Marshall. Funeral services were held Tuesday at Kaiser-Wiegers Funeral Home, Higginsville. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery, Corder. He was born June 23, 1923, in Corder, to Oscar and Edna (Brewe) Boehmer. ...
Irene Heilman Reith (08/12/15)
Irene Reith, 99, Concordia, died Aug. 9, 2015, at the Lutheran Nursing Home, Concordia. Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. today at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Concordia, with the Rev. Harold Block officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery...
Esther Melinda Duensing (08/05/15)
Esther Melinda Duen-sing, 97, of Concordia, died July 31, 2015, at the Lutheran Nursing Home, at Concordia. Funeral services were held Tuesday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Concordia, with the Rev. Harold Block officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Memorials are suggested to St. Paul's Lutheran Church or the Lutheran Good Shepherd Home...
Henry Horman (08/05/15)
Henry Horman, 82, of rural Sweet Springs died July 27, 2015, at his home. Funeral services were held Saturday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, in Sweet Springs, with the Rev. Dan Wing officiating. Burial with military rites was in Fairview Cemetery in Sweet Springs. Memorials may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church in care of Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home...
Frances Fiene Liest (08/05/15)
Frances Fiene Leist, 94, of Higginsville, formerly of Waverly, died Aug. 3, 2015, at Meyer Care Center, in Higginsville. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Waverly, with the Rev. Todd Kollbaum officiating. ...
Harold W. Gieseke (08/05/15)
Elton A. Leimkuehler, 89, of Concordia, formerly of Alma, died July 29, 2015, at Hermitage Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Memorial services were held Saturday at Campbell-Lewis Chapel, in Concordia, with the Rev. Mearl Laswell officiating. Burial was in Three Groves Baptist Cemetery, near Alma...
Elton A. Leimkuehler (08/05/15)
Elton A. Leimkuehler, 89, of Concordia, formerly of Alma, died July 29, 2015, at Hermitage Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Memorial services were held Saturday at Campbell-Lewis Chapel, in Concordia, with the Rev. Mearl Laswell officiating. Burial was in Three Groves Baptist Cemetery, near Alma...
Gerald L. Holmes (08/05/15)
Gerald L. Holmes, 81, of Alma, died July 30, 2015, at his home. Funeral services were held Tuesday at Hoefer Chapel, Higginsville, with the Rev. Terry Cook officiating. Burial was in Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Higginsville.
Rodney L. Bodenstab (08/05/15)
Rodney L. Bodenstab, 82, formerly of Beaman, died Aug. 3, 2015, at Katy Manor, Pilot Grove. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Ewing-Schutte-Semler Funeral Home, Sedalia, with the Rev. Jeremy Freeman officiating. Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday preceding the service at the funeral home...
Allan A. Mahnken (07/29/15)
Allan A. Mahnken, 91, lifelong Corder resident, died July 23, 2015, at Golden Living Center, at Odessa. Funeral services were held Monday at Zion Lutheran Church, at Corder. Burial was in the church cemetery. Mr. Mahnken was born July 25, 1923, at Corder. ...
Frances Edith Dierker (07/29/15)
Frances Edith Dierker, 93, of Sweet Springs, died July 19, 2015, at Sweet Springs Villa. Funeral services were held last Wednesday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, at Sweet Springs, with the Rev. Dan Wing officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, at Sweet Springs...
Roland H. Schnakenberg (07/29/15)
Roland H. Schnakenberg, 86, of Concordia, died July 20, 2015, at St. Luke's Hospital, at Kansas City. Funeral services were held Saturday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, in Concordia, and officiated by the Rev. Todd Kollbaum. Burial was in the church cemetery...
Sheryl 'Sherry' A. Cowherd (07/22/15)
Sheryl "Sherry" A. Cowherd, 54, of Warsaw, died July 14, 2015, at her home. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Aug. 2 at Sunset Hills Cemetery, at Warrensburg. Mrs. Cowherd was born Feb. 1, 1961, at Kansas City. She was the daughter of James Loy and Sandra Kay Burns McMurphy. She married Kevin Cowherd on Nov. 5, 1983. She was raised in the Concordia area and moved to Warsaw in 1994...
Lorna Anna Haesemeier (07/22/15)
Lorna Anna Haesemeier, 93, lifelong Sweet Springs area resident, died July 17, 2015, at the Lutheran Nursing Home, at Concordia. Funeral services were held Tuesday at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, at Emma, with the Rev. Jacob Mueller officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery...
Roland Schnakenberg (07/22/15)
Roland Schnakenberg, of Concordia, died July 20, 2015, at St. Luke's Hospital, at Kansas City. Arrangements are pending at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home, Concordia.
Laura G. Bargfrede (07/14/15)
Laura B. Bargfrede, 92, of Concordia, died July 7, 2015, at Laclede Groves Lutheran Convalescent Home, at Webster Groves. Funeral services were held Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church, at Alma, with the Rev. Dr. Kenneth Wesemann officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery...
Roy J. Martens (07/08/15)
Roy J. Martens, 94, of Concordia died June 30, 2015, at Lafayette Regional Health Center, at Lexington. Funeral services were held Saturday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church with the Rev. R. Lee Hagan officiating. Burial with military rites was in the church cemetery...