LaVerna graduated from William Chrisman High School and was very devoted to her husband and children. In her early years, she worked as a secretary for the Kansas City Board of Trade and more importantly, spent the majority of her working years as a pastor’s wife. She was a member of the Sterling Acres Baptist Church and sang in the choir. In her spare time, she enjoyed traveling, photography and exploring nature. She was an avid reader, enjoyed watercolors, sewing and crafts. [Read more…]
Basil Gene Miller, 70, of Blue Springs, MO passed away August 14, 2017 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Blue Springs. He was born December 30, 1946 in Park Falls, WI to Vincent and Iva (Appelbee) Miller. [Read more…]
Amy “AJ” Slater, 47, a resident of Blue Springs, MO passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, August 9, 2017. Amy was born October 14, 1969 to Robert and CeVene (Neill) Slater in Du Quion, IL.
As an undergraduate, Amy attended Southern Illinois University of Carbondale. Education was extremely important; earning three Master’s Degrees in Counseling, Sociology, and Criminal Justice. Amy served as the coordinator of Campus Life and Leadership from 2005 to 2017 at MCC Blue River. Amy was an advocate of the LGBTQ community.
Amy and Tasha were united as partners on September 21, 2001 in Springfield, IL. Amy enjoyed helping other people, spending time outdoors, but spending time with family meant the world to Amy. Especially spending time with their son, Jayden.
Dorothy May Grant, 94, a resident of Oak Grove, MO passed away at her home on Tuesday, August, 8, 2017. She was born February 24, 1923 in Des Moines, IA to Frankie and Allie (Mullins) Yuille.
Dorothy was united in marriage to Benjamin Grant on December 12, 1946 in Kansas City, MO. She enjoyed cooking, quilting, and raising her children. [Read more…]
Thomas “Tommy” Lee Herbert, 67, a resident of Blue Springs, MO passed away peacefully Sunday, August 6, 2017. He was born August 28, 1949 in Jonesboro, AR to Paul and Bessie (Williams) Herbert.
He served his country as a radio operator in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. After returning to the states Tommy married the love of his life Vicki Cellier on May 20, 1971 in Kansas City, MO. He was self-employed, owning a Lawn Service company in Memphis, TN before moving to Blue Springs. Tommy was Baptist by faith and was a member of the Elks Lodge #2509 in Blue Springs, MO. He enjoyed golfing, fishing and spending time with his grandchildren.