Saturday, July 20, 2024

Obituary - Marci Lynne Malisos

Marci Lynne Malisos, age 56, of Belton, Missouri, passed away on Monday, July 15, 2024 surrounded by her loving family.

Services will be held on Tuesday, July 23, 2024 at St. Sabina Catholic Church, 700 Trevis Ave., Belton, Missouri 64012. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. followed by a Memorial Mass at 11:00 a.m.

Marci was born in Kansas City, Missouri on December 12, 1967 to Robert and Carol (Jesse) Czechowski. In life, Marci loved spending time with her family, shopping, going to the zoo, going to the movies, and restaurants.

Marci was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Carol Czechowski; two aunts Judith Mutchler and Claudette Jesse; two cousins, Ronnie LaDolce Jr. and Joey LaDolce; father in law, Ray Malisos; and brother in law, Shane Malisos.

She is survived by her loving husband Timothy Malisos; son, Joshua Malisos; brother, John Czechowski; mother in law, Vicki Malisos; brother and sisters in law, Shawn Malisos (Becky), Kathy Allwood, and Kristie Dickerson; niece, Tara Butler; aunt, Audrey Jesse; and cousin, Terry Mutchler.

Memorial donations may be given to Huntington’s Disease Society of America online at

Arrangements: Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore, Missouri 816.322.5278

Obituary - Robert Henry Pfister

Robert Henry Pfister, age 64, of Raymore, Missouri passed away July 17, 2024, at his home

A prayer service will be held Wednesday, July 24, 2024 at Cullen Funeral Home, Inc. 612 W. Foxwood Dr., Raymore, Missouri. Visitation will be from 4-5 p.m. followed by the prayer service at 5:00 p.m. An inurnment will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery at a later date.

Robert was born in Kansas City, Missouri, the son of Robert E. Pfister and Kathryn L. Jones. Robert was one of six children to this union. He graduated from Ruskin High School. After graduating high school, following in his father's footsteps, he joined the Ironworkers Local Union #10 in Kansas City. Robert worked as an iron worker for 10 years. On August 18,1988 he suffered a fall while at work paralyzing him from the waist down.

In life Robert was blessed with two children, Jason and Sara. Despite being in a wheelchair, he went on to coach his children in several sports. He also enjoyed playing wheelchair basketball and softball. In his early years he loved spending time at Lake Pomme De Terre with his large family at his parents’ lake home. He was an avid Chiefs fan and Jeopardy whiz. Robert's pride and joy was raising his two children and watching his grandson Eli grow up.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Robert E. and Kathryn L. Pfister; and sister, Joyce Pfister.

He is survived by his loving children, Jason Pfister and Sara Hedrick (Nathan); one grandson, Eli Hedrick; four sisters, Paula Madden (Dennis), Beverly Kearns, Patty Lee (Lindell), and Barbara Tompkins (Ken); and several nieces and nephews who loved their uncle Bobby dearly.

Arrangements: Cullen Funeral Home, Inc., Raymore, Missouri 816.322.5278

Fatality UTV accident in St. Clair County

On Friday evening July 19th around 7:58 p.m. the Missouri State Highway Patrol in St. Clair County along with St. Clair County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a UTV accident on private property around 4 miles west of Collins.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when 40 year old Russell T. Wiley of Independence, Missouri was operating a Can-Am recreational off-road vehicle when he struck a hill and overturned ejecting Wiley from the vehicle.

Mr. Wiley was pronounced dead at the scene and was taken to Sheldon Funeral Home in Osceola. The fatality was the 50th in 2024 in Missouri Highway Patrol Troop D. Next of kin notified.

View crash report below:

Friday, July 19, 2024

Obituary - Patsy Cordelia Herman

Patsy Cordelia Herman, age 90, resident of Lake Ft. Scott, passed to her Lord, Thursday, July 18, 2024, in comfort at her son’s home in Ft. Scott following a complicated illness.

Patsy was born May 9, 1934, in Dyer County, TN, the oldest child of W. Doyle Beasley and Belva P. (Tucker) Beasley. She graduated from Cardwell High School, Cardwell, Mo. in 1952 and continued her education to become a dental assistant, upon receiving her certification, and began her career in that position in Butler, Mo.

Patsy married Glen R. Herman on May 5, 1956, in Butler, Mo, which continued for 54 years until Glen’s passing in 2010. This union produced 3 sons, all born in Butler, Mo.

Patsy was a committed follower of Jesus Christ and longtime bible teacher within the home, life, and as a member of the church of Christ. Within that context she was a faithful wife, dedicated mother, and a loving grandmother.

Patsy was a creative entrepreneur and wore many business hats through the years, sales in Tupperware, Amway, and established 2 businesses, The Echo (woman’s resale clothing, Pittsburg, Ks) and The Wicker Shop (wicker furniture and home décor, Hutchinson, KS). She was also active and an officer within Altrusa International, a women’s organization dedicated to community service. She also volunteered at the Fort Scott National Historic Site for many years and drew in many families and friends to also volunteer. You could find her every Monday at the bookstore in her “Sargeant Herman” uniform.

Patsy and Glen loved playing golf and the Colorado Rockies. They traveled for 22 years to Colorado from late May until the first real snowfall. They loved the mountain life and Arrowhead Ranch community. They hosted and invited any and all to come and spend time with them.

Survivors include 2 sons, Tim Herman and wife Lois, and Jim Herman, all of Ft. Scott, and daughter-in-law Paula Herman, Baton Rouge, La., sister Renee Gerteis (Ft. Scott), and brother Billy Beasley (Bakersfield, CA). She is also survived by 9 grandchildren, Jeremiah, Molly, Hannah, Paige, Annette, Lydia, Jon-Max, Christopher, Tori, and 17 great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and extended family.

Patsy was preceded in death by her husband Glen, a beloved son Linn Herman, Bonnie Troll (sister), brother in-laws (Jim Gerteis, Red Troll) and her parents.

Funeral services will be held at 11:30 AM Friday, July 26th, at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Burial will follow in the U. S. National Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 PM Thursday evening at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to either Care to Share or Mt. Carmel Hospice and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, PO box 347, 201 S. Main St., Fort Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted online at

Obituary - Richard Charles Holmes

Richard Charles Holmes, 61, of Kansas City, Missouri, passed away on July 17, 2024, at the age of 61. Memorial services to celebrate Richard's life will be held at Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville on July 24, 2024, starting with visitation at 1:00 pm, with the service following at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to American Lung Association.

Richard was born on November 14, 1962, in Kansas City, MO, the son of John Richard and Elaine (Bucholtz) Holmes. Richard was known for his unwavering commitment to his family and his passion for mechanics.

Having graduated from Ruskin High School in 1982, Richard married the love of his life, Kimberly Moore, on June 15, 1984. A skilled mechanic by trade, he could fix anything and was always willing to lend a helping hand to those in need. His love for antiques and cars showcased his appreciation for craftsmanship and dedication to his craft.

Richard is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Kimberly Holmes, of the home; his son, Richard (Bonita) Holmes, II, of Kansas City, MO; sisters-in-law: Julie Etter, Debbie Chaney, and Paula (Bill) Krause; sister, Wendy Holmes; aunt, Annette Franco; his grand-puppies, Eddie “Wigglesworth” Holmes and Ladybug; and many other family and friends.

From the St. Clair County Sheriff's Office

The St. Clair County Sheriff's Office has received a report regarding 3 unidentified male subjects in the Collins Missouri area going door to door asking homeowners if they would like their driveway resurfaced/resealed. 

The males did not have any business identification or proper paperwork and were overcharging for services. The males were driving a 4-door silver truck. 

Please be aware of scams. If you have any questions feel free to contact St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office at 417-646-2565

Guardrail replacement set for U.S. 69 in Bourbon and Linn counties

The week of July 22nd, the Kansas Department of Transportation plans to begin replacing guardrail on the northbound lanes of U.S. 69 in Bourbon and Linn counties. 

The 27-mile project area starts at the south U.S. 69/U.S. 54 junction and continues north to Pleasanton. 

The speed limit will be reduced to 60 miles an hour in the work zone, with alternating lane closures for northbound traffic.

NOTE: The ramp from westbound U.S. 54 to northbound U.S. 69 in Fort Scott will be closed to traffic between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, July 24-25. Use alternate routes during the closure.

The road work should be finished by the end of 2024, weather permitting. Go to for updates.

Gas leak in Adrian

The Adrian Police Department along with the Adrian Fire Department and Liberty Utilities are responding to a gas leak at S. Virginia and E. Woodstock Street in South Adrian at this time.

Please use caution if you must travel in this area!  

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