Thursday, June 13, 2024

Obituary - Walter Dean Elder

It was the wishes of Walter Elder to be cremated with no public services at this time. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) in Butler, Missouri. Online condolences

Walter Dean Elder, age 74 of Butler, Missouri died on Tuesday, June 11, 2024 at his home in Butler. He was born October 10, 1949 to Lindsey Ray Elder Sr. and Laura Mabel Lester Elder in Ottawa, Kansas.

Walter is survived by three daughters, Crystal Elder Barnard and husband Michael of Butler, Missouri, Stephanie Hartsell and husband Justin of Garnett, Kansas and Louann Mundell of Garnett, Kansas; two sons, Ray Elder of Lawrence, Kansas and Nicholas Elder of Ottawa, Kansas; twelve grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; and four sisters, Alice Callahan of Virgina, Francis Pearsal and husband Irvin of Montana, Patty Sheler and husband Clifford of Kansas, and Barbara McDaniel and husband Roy of Florida. He was preceded in death by his parents; his significant other, Deborah Marold; one granddaughter, Arielle Krysteen Turner; one brother, Lindsey Ray Elder Jr.; and two sisters, Diana Rose Casida and Joyce May Elder.

Blood Drive In Butler July 10th

Revised location for Jacob & Alli's fundraiser


We will always remember!

Today, the Cass County Sheriff's Office remembers Deputy Kevin Mayse #619. On June 13th, 1995 Deputy Sheriff Kevin Mayse succumbed to injuries sustained in a vehicle crash during a pursuit four days earlier.

His patrol car struck a tree on West 172nd Street, west of Holmes Road, during the pursuit. The driver he was pursuing was charged with manslaughter but convicted only of leaving the scene of an accident.

Deputy Mayse had served with the Cass County Sheriff's Office for three years. He was survived by his expectant wife, two daughters and son.

By proclamation of Sheriff Weber, Deputies with the Sheriff's Office shall display their mourning bands to honor the memory of Deputy Kevin Mayse and the ultimate sacrifice he gave to protect the citizens of Cass County.

Obituary - John Louis Ledgerwood

John Louis Ledgerwood age 89 of Raymore, Missouri departed this life Wednesday, June 12, 2024 at Kansas City Hospice House, Kansas City, Missouri. 

Funeral Service will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 15, 2024 at Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, Missouri with internment at Freeman Cemetery, Freeman, Missouri. 

Visitation will be held 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 15, 2024 at Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, Missouri. 

Family suggests contributions may be made to Freeman Baptist Church and send in care to Dickey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 432, Harrisonville, Missouri. 

A complete obituary will be posted once that information becomes available. 

Heat Advisory for this afternoon


* WHAT...Heat index values up to 105 expected.

* WHERE...Portions of east central and northeast Kansas and north
central, northwest, and west central Missouri.

* WHEN...From 1 PM this afternoon to 8 PM CDT this evening.

* IMPACTS...Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat

Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of
the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors.

Obituary - Barbara Ann (Goettel) Bryant

Barbara Ann (Goettel) Bryant, age 88, of Deer Park danced peacefully into Heaven on June 5, 2024, after a brief hospitalization in Port Arthur, Texas, with her family by her side. She was born on August 27,1935 in Worland, Missouri. Growing up in Foster, Missouri, she was the youngest of seven. She graduated from Rich Hill High School in 1953 and moved to Kansas City, where she soon met Don LaVaughn Bryant who was stationed there with the U.S. Air Force. She and Don married and later moved to Don's home town of Starks, Louisiana. Later they bought a house in Orange, Texas and had two children, Terryl and Ledena. While working at Gulf States Utilities in Orange and Beaumont, Barbara achieved her Bachelor of Education degree from Lamar University in just over two years. She attained her Master of Education degree from McNeese State University in 1971 while teaching first grade at Little Cypress Elementary. Thereafter, she moved from the classroom to continue her career as an Educational Diagnostician.After she and Don divorced, Barbara moved from Orange and continued as an Educational Diagnostician for Goose Creek ISD, Clear Lake ISD and Galena Park ISD, where she eventually retired from Cimmaron Elementary and High School in 2011. During this time, she met Nestor Vincenti and moved to Deer Park, where Barbara and Vince enjoyed longtime companionship over twenty happy years filled with adventures, travel, and dancing, especially the jitterbug, until Vince's death in 2018.
Throughout Barbara's lifetime, she had a zest for life and enjoyed accomplishing more. She obtained her real estate license in 1980 as a supplemental career. Following her retirement, Barbara was very active in many civic and social organizations, including the Golden Division of the Deer Park Chamber of Commerce, the Sunshiners Club, and the Pasadena Music Club, often serving as an officer or board member. Additionally, she thoroughly enjoyed sharing time with friends at Northeast Harris County Retired Educators Association events, playing Bingo at the Maxwell Adult Center, and dancing to the music of her favorite bands on Sunday afternoons with the Pasadena Music Club. She was blessed being a member of First Baptist Church of Pasadena, where she faithfully attended Sunday School and Sunday morning sermons, sang in the Joy Senior Choir, and participated in Tuesday Bible Lunch.
She especially enjoyed spending time with her family, celebrating holidays and accomplishments. She was known to always have her fully packed "game bag" wherever she went, ready for a game of cards, dominos or Bunco with family and friends.
Although Barbara started from humble beginnings with a childhood filled with many surgeries to correct being born with her left leg 2 ½ inches shorter than her right, she achieved so much and blessed so many in her lifetime. She had a beautiful voice and during her school-age years was frequently asked to sing at functions. She will be remembered for her kindness, generosity, outgoing personality, love for adventure, travel and shopping, and how she surprised everyone that she was older than she appeared.
Special thanks for the loving support network Barbara received from her wonderful neighbors, friends, mail carrier, and many others who looked out for her, especially Justini who prepared daily meals for her and Gerald who was always glad to help.
She is predeceased by her mother: Bessie May (Durbin) Moore; three brothers: Grover, Fred and Harold Moore; three sisters: Rannie Cummings, Mildred Wales and Minnie Leuty; former husband: Don LaVaughn Bryant, and longtime friend and companion: Nestor Vincenti. She will be greatly missed by her children: Terryl Bryant (Irma) and Ledena Howard (Steve) of Orange, Texas; grandchildren: Clay Bryant and Tara Bryant of Orange, Texas, Josh Howard of Bedford, Texas; great grandchildren: Caily Janise of Houston, Texas, Cody Janice (Lynsea) and Sterling Weatherford of Orange, Texas; two step-granddaughters and step-great grandsons; and nieces and nephews.
Visitation for family and friends will be at 2:00 pm and the funeral service will begin at 3:00 pm on Monday, June 17, 2024 in the Chapel of the First Baptist Church of Pasadena, with Dr. Charles Redmon officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Barbara Bryant to the First Baptist Church of Pasadena, 7500 Fairmont Pkwy, Pasadena, TX 77505, or to your favorite charity.

Butler Saddle Club Rodeo this weekend

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