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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.

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. ...
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...