Susan was a beloved mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She is survived by her children Gretchen Lieberknecht of Pueblo, CO, Dr. Erich and Catherine Lieberknecht of Bend, OR, Quentin and Misty Kearney of Buckner, MO and Holli and Matt Albertson of Grain Valley, MO. Her grandchildren Maison, Easton, Fletcher, Greta, Vivian and Phoebe. Siblings DeEtta Lishon of Kimberton, PA, Rose Marie Nelson of York, PA, Alyce and Dick Page of York, PA and Lois Vera of Hellam, PA. Susan was preceded in death by her parents Clair and Vera Ruppert of Hellam, PA, a sister, Judith Raye Ruppert, and brother-in-law Angelo Vera. [Read more…]
Harold L. Williams, Jr., 71, of Blue Springs, MO passed away April 5, 2018, at his home. He was born September 27, 1946 in Kansas City, MO to Harold and Goldie (Chaplin) Williams.
Harold graduated from Blue Springs High School and spent the majority of his working years in construction, where he specialized in concrete work. Harold was a veteran of the United States Army. He enjoyed spending time with his family and being outdoors. He was an accomplished fisherman and master-gardener. [Read more…]
Shirley K. Craig, 75, of Blue Springs, MO passed away April 5, 2018, at the St. Mary’s Hospital in Blue Springs. She was born March 17, 1943 in Independence, MO to Chuck and Georgia (Atkinson) Scott.
Shirley was a devoted housewife and her family meant the world to her. She married Robert Craig on December 25, 1970 in Kansas City, MO. In addition to Bob, survivors include a daughter, Julie Barker and husband, Mike of Lake Lotawana, MO; granddaughter, Nichole Barker and two great grandchildren, Victoria and Wyatt. She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Charlene Campbell; and a grandson, Josh Green. [Read more…]
Jeanette Pieknik, 89, of Blue Springs, MO formerly of Chula Vista, CA passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 5, 2018. She was born on January 11, 1929 in Cairo, Egypt to Anthony and Helen Akiki.
Jeanette was united in marriage to Tadeusz Pieknik on April 22, 1950. She taught ballet for several years while she lived in Chula Vista, CA. [Read more…]
Michael Pat Ragusa, 42, of Richmond, MO passed away on Monday, April 2, 2018. He was born on May 23, 1975 to Pat and Virginia (Leach) Ragusa in Independence, MO.
Survivors include mother, Virginia (Leach) Ragusa-Crowder; step-father, Raymond Crowder; brother, Christopher Ragusa; sister, Gina Ragusa-Gill; aunts, Antoinette Malaponte-King, Maria Malaponte-Stuart; niece, Daphne Ragusa; nephews, Tristan Rickerson, Nathanial Rickerson; sister-in-law, Tyra Davis; uncle, Asa King; cousins, Nick King, Gianni Robinson, Jeremy Robinson. He is preceded in death by his father, Pat Ragusa; grandfather, Carl Ragusa; grandmother, Theresa Ragusa-Marotta; grandfather, Jack Leach; grandmother, Valiant Wright-Malaponte; step-grandfather, Tony Malaponte.
A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m., on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Blue Springs Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Meyers Funeral Chapel in Blue Springs, MO. Memories of Michael and condolences to the family may be shared at meyersfuneralchapel.com.