Charles “Chuck” Dwain Driskell Sr., 76, of Blue Springs, Missouri, succumbed to congestive heart failure on February 27, 2021. Chuck is survived by his wife Esther of 55 years; sons Chuck Driskell Jr. (Dolly), Zack Driskell (Amber), and three grandchildren, Sydney, Sam, and Layla. He is also survived by his sisters Ralphine Smit and Elizabeth Newsom, as well as many beloved nieces and nephews. [Read more…]
Archives for February 2021
David Lee Thomas, 76, a resident of Avondale, MO passed away Friday, February 26, 2021 at his home with his loving family by his side. David was born November 13, 1944 to John Earl and Leta Caroline (Vanzandt) Thomas in Kansas City, MO.David was a United States Army veteran and proudly served his country during the Vietnam Era. He was also an active member of the Vietnam Veterans of America organization. [Read more…]
Richard K. Schwope, 74, passed away peacefully at his home in Blue Springs, MO, on Thursday, February 25, 2021. He was born August 14, 1946, to Kenneth and Hazel (Weber) Schwope in St. Joseph, MO. After graduating Highland High School, he left life on the farm and enrolled in mechanic trade school.
He served his country proudly as a diesel mechanic in the United States Army, and then continued his craft turning wrenches for Midwest Kenworth for 15 years. [Read more…]
Sally Jane LeRoy, 87, of Parkville, MO passed away of natural causes on February 25, 2021. She was born October 29, 1933 to Alvie and Flora (Gulley) Neff in Cameron, Missouri.
Sally enjoyed camping, fishing, movies and reading. Spending time with her family and friends meant the world to her. A mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother will be greatly missed. [Read more…]
Thomas I. Johnson “Tommy” was born March 8, 1940 in Erie, Pennsylvania toRaymond and Esther Johnson. He passed away peacefully on February 23, 2021 atSt. Luke’s Hospice House in Kansas City, MO after being cared for by his son andfamily in their home in Parkville, MO.
Tommy was self-taught and started playing the piano at age four. He made hisdebut at the age of seven on the Horace Heidt Show, where he performed Tchaikovsky’s piano concerto. Quickly becoming a rising star, at age nine Tommy was pictured in Life magazine. [Read more…]