Arrangements are currently pending and will be finalized Friday morning at 10:00 a.m.
Tyler Stingley will be our funeral director assisting the family with their arrangements.
Vera was united in marriage to Joe Madden on June 30, 1949 in Dodge City, KS. She started her working career as the principle secretary at the Dodge City High School. After moving to the Kansas City area, Vera worked at the Lake Tapawingo City Office for 25 years before her retirement in 1993. She enjoyed playing cards and bowling.
Survivors include sons, David Madden (Dana) of Independence, MO, Evan Madden of Independence, MO; 3 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband of 60 years Joe Madden; parents, Henry and Laura Strange; daughter-in-laws, Cynthia Madden, Cynthia Madden, Cheryl Madden.
A private inurnment will be held Monday, November 27, 2017 at the Missouri Veteran’s Cemetery in Higginsville, MO. Arrangements have been entrusted to Meyers Funeral Chapel in Blue Springs, MO. Memories of Vera and condolences to the family may be shared at meyersfuneralchapel.com.
JoAnn worked for AARP for several years before retiring in 1997. She was Catholic by faith. JoAnn collected angles and enjoyed reading her Bible, feeding the birds and squirrels and spending time with her family and friends.
Survivors include children, Donna Jo Niegsch of Topeka, KS, Claudine Gallagher of Kansas City, MO, Steven M. Willis Jr. and wife Marissa of Blue Springs, MO, Jeri Lynn Allen of Raytown, MO; sisters, Mitzi Koterwas of Baltimore, MD, Claudine Wallace of Kansas City, MO; 12 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, Claude and Elizabeth Clark.
The family will receive friends from 2 – 4:00 p.m., on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at the Legrand Apartment Clubhouse, 311 S.E. Grand Ave, Lee’s Summit, MO. A private family memorial service will be held later this week. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the American Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association. Arrangements have been entrusted to Meyers Funeral Chapel in Blue Springs, MO. Memories of JoAnn and condolences to the family may be shared at meyersfuneralchapel.com.
Annabell Chubick, 92, of Blue Springs, MO passed away November 17, 2017 at the St. Mary’s Hospital in Blue Springs. She was born January 6, 1925 in Nevada, MO to Lesley and Ursula (Lauppe) Nichols.
Annabell was of the Methodist faith and volunteered many years at the former Independence Sanitarium. In her spare time she enjoyed working around the house, sewing and shopping. Annabell’s family meant the world to her. [Read more…]
V. Donnell Shiflett, 76, of Oak Grove, MO passed away Sunday, November 12, 2017 at the Northcare Hospice House. A celebration of Donnell’s life will be held at 10:00 am Thursday at the First Baptist Church of Blue Springs, 4500 Little Blue Parkway, Independence, MO. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 pm Wednesday at the church. In lieu of flowers the family suggest donations to: Help Humane Society 17122 Bel-Ray Place, Belton, MO 64012 or KC Pet Project 4400 Raytown Rd., Kansas City, MO 64129. Online condolences in Donnell’s memory may be left at meyersfuneralchapel.com.
Donnell was born March 16, 1941 in Brookfield, MO the son of Ernie and Lillian (Sallee) Shiflett. He was owner of Donnell’s Motorcycles, Inc., which he opened in 1965. He was a lifetime member of the American Motorcyclist Association. He was a winner of multiple Suzuki Sales and Service Awards, and is in the Top five oldest Suzuki Dealerships in the nation. He was an AMA Grand National Rookie of the Year and was seventh in the nation in AMA Grand National Racing in 1963. He was preceded in death by his wife Nancy in 2002, his parents, brothers E.L., Bernie (Glennell), and Linnell, several nieces and nephews.
Survivors include his daughter Shelly Samenus (Jeff) of Kansas City, MO, son Bart Shiflett (Leigh Ann), of Grain Valley, MO., grandchildren Kelsey and Connor Samenus, Tallon and Taryn Shiflett, and Tyeson Humphrey, and a host of sister-in-laws, nieces, nephews , and many dear friends.