Obituaries: Jan. 3, 2019

Richard E. Call

Sept. 19, 1942 – Dec. 22, 2018

Richard E. Call, 76, Urich, died Dec. 22 at Clinton Health and Rehabilitation, Clinton. A celebration of life service will be at held at 1 p.m. Jan. 5 at the Church of The Nazarene, Harrisonville.

Richard was born Sept. 19, 1942, in Kansas City, the son of Hurschel Richard and Beulah Alvina (Hubbard) Call. He grew up in Independence, Harrisonville and Osceola. He was married to Doris Graves Dec. 28, 1963, at the First Baptist Church in Harrisonville.

Richard lived in many places during his life, but mostly in the Osceola and Harrisonville areas. He worked as a body and fender man and was a mechanic most of his life.

He was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved to camp and be outdoors. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, but especially with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Doris, of the home; a son, Darryl Call, Harrisonville; two daughters, Cheryl Call, Harrisonville, and Tineka Parrott and her husband, Harold, Urich; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Atkinson Funeral Home, Harrisonville.


Margaret I. Cook

Sept. 10, 1929 – Dec. 18, 2018

Margaret “Marge” I. Cook, Harrisonville, was born Sept. 10, 1929, near Warsaw, the daughter of John and Osa (Wisdom) Duke. She died Dec. 18 at Crown Care Center, Harrisonville, at the age of 89 years, 3 months and 18 days.

On Sept. 5, 1972, Marge was united in marriage to Milburn Lee Cook in Gunnison, Colorado.

Marge was employed as an operator for AT&T until her retirement. Earlier, she was employed at Newman’s Department Store in Arkansas City, Kansas. Marge loved to travel with her husband and go shopping.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Milburn Cook, June 16, 2014; a son, John Hopkins, Feb. 18, 2017; and three sisters, Ina, Maxine and Chris.

Marge is survived by two grandsons, Rusty Hopkins and wife, Kathy, Garden City, and Chad Hopkins and wife, Stacie, Archie; six great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren and one on the way.

Graveside services were Dec. 21 at the Garden City Cemetery, Garden City.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Dickey Funeral Home.


Rusty Wade Fisher

Feb. 11, 1958 – Dec. 20, 2018

Rusty Wade Fisher, 60, Archie, died Dec. 20 at his mother’s home in Archie.  Funeral services were Dec. 27 at the Atkinson Funeral Home, Archie, with burial immediately following in the Austin Cemetery.

Rusty was born in the Harrisonville Hospital, Feb. 11, 1958, the son of Leroy Goodman and Geraldine (Thomas) Fisher. He was a 1976 graduate of Archie High School and a lifelong Archie resident. He married Christine Leona Reeves Dec. 10, 2015, in Butler and they were together for 28 years.

Rusty worked at numerous jobs during his life. He worked at the Bendix plant, at Panter ITC as a welder, professional painter and machinist. Rusty worked with electrical parts and as a plastic tech.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Rusty is survived by his wife, Christine, of the home; his mother, Geraldine Fisher, Archie; his sons, Joseph Russell Fisher (Valerie), Creighton, and Rusty Fisher, Jr., Gladstone; a sister, Brenda Williams (Steve), Archie; a stepson, James Lee May, Jr., (Stephanie), Independence; three grandchildren, Serina Wimsatt (Damon), Nathanial Fisher and Charlie Fisher; four stepgrandchildren, Taylor May, Tristyn Richardson, James Lee May III and Tyler Gurley (Angel); two stepgreat-grandchildren, Braxton and Faith Haven; and several nieces and nephews.

Rusty was an avid hunter and fisherman. “Give him just a knife and he could live in the forest forever – that’s how he was raised.”  Rusty liked spending time with family. He especially enjoyed birthdays and family dinners. As a husband, father, son, brother, uncle and grandpa, Rusty was loved by his family and friends and will be greatly missed.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Atkinson Funeral Home, Archie.


Wilbur Charles Hutson

March 25, 1927 – Dec. 24, 2018

Wilbur Charles Hutson, 91, Lee’s Summit, died Dec. 24 at his home. Funeral services were Dec. 31 at the Atkinson Funeral Home, Harrisonville, with burial in Peculiar Cemetery, Peculiar.

Wilbur was born March 25, 1927, in Rich Hill, the son of Charles and Erma (Houghten) Hutson. He grew up in the Norris and Blairstown area. Wilbur married Lois Jean Hargrave Dec. 26, 1948, and they were married almost 50 years before her death on Nov. 18, 1998. Wilbur started working at Bendix as a machinist in 1947 and retired in 1978 after 31 years. He moved from Kansas City to Peculiar in 1956 and to Lee’s Summit in 2008. Wilbur and Lois also ran an antique store and furniture stripping business for 30 years.

He married Barbara Lambrecht on Oct. 16, 2004.

Wilbur was a Navy veteran of World War II, a member of the Lee’s Summit VFW and a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Lee’s Summit.

Wilbur was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Lois Jean; a son, David Hutson; three brothers and one sister.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara, of the home; a son, Dean Hutson and his wife, Betty, Harrisonville; two daughters, Sherry Staton and husband, Mark, Cole Camp, and Lynn Cartwright and husband, Jimmy, Peculiar; his extended family, Kathy Curtis and Jim Summers;  two step-daughters, Michelle Wilson, Lee’s Summit, and Sherry Taggert, Jefferson City; his mother-in-law, Artie Lambrecht; six grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Arrangements were under the direction of Atkinson Funeral Home, Harrisonville.


Paul W. Luzadder

March 31, 1963 – Dec. 17, 2018

Paul W. Luzadder, 55, Harrisonville, died Dec. 17 at Golden Years in Harrisonville. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 5 at Golden Years in Harrisonville.

Paul was born March 31, 1963, in Chicago, Illinois, the son of George and Gloria (Flasch) Luzadder. He spent his early years in Lyons, Illinois, and was a graduate of Morton East High School in Cicero, Illinois. He moved to Harrisonville in 1994.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Shirley Gully, and a nephew, Brian McCormick.

Paul is survived by his parents, George and Gloria Luzadder, Harrisonville, and two brothers, Daniel (Lisa) Luzadder, Kansas City, and John (Vida) Luzadder, Steamwood, Illinois.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Atkinson Funeral Home, Harrisonville.


Dalen R. Miller

Dec. 29, 1963 – Aug. 26, 2018

Dalen R. Miller, 54, Harrisonville, died Aug. 26.  A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Jan. 5 at the Atkinson Funeral Home, Harrisonville, with visitation from 1 to 2 p.m.

Dale was born Dec. 29, 1963, the son of Edwin R. and Rose Barnard Miller. He married Tarasa Smith and they had a daughter, Ashley.

Dale worked at Grandview Truck and Auto and Paul Fordyce for several years. Dale also worked for his uncle, Ira, at Barnard’s Auto Salvage for many years and was a good mechanic. He liked being outside and later worked for his friend, Randy, at Humbird’s Landscaping Farm for 18 years.

Dale was preceded in death by his father and both sets of his grandparents.

He is survived by his daughter, Ashley (Jorge) Gutierrez, and his granddaughter, Raegan, both of Florida; his mother, Rose McAllister, Harrisonville; his brothers, Edwin Miller, Arkansas, and Randy Miller, Harrisonville; his siblings, Matthew Lopez, Georgia, Jeremy McAllister, California, Tina Polzer (J’an), Kansas, Amber Mallinson, Archie; his aunt and uncle, LaVonne and Ira Barnard; and nieces, nephews and cousins. He will be forever missed.

Arrangements were under the direction of Atkinson Funeral Home, Harrisonville.



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