Obituaries: April 18, 2019

Dorothy Pearl Ayler

Feb. 28, 1933 – April 1, 2019

Dorothy Pearl Cowan was born Feb. 28, 1933, just northeast of Garden City. As a child they moved to what she called home, a farm north of Latour. There, she attended school up to her sophomore year. During high school she played basketball, back when each team played six girls, three on offense, three on defense never crossing half court.

One of her teammates turned out to be a lifelong friend, Nellie Jane Hyatt Hutchings.

Dorothy left high school early to marry her lifelong husband, Perry Richard Ayler, Dec. 21,1949. This union lasted until he died Oct. 12, 2018, almost 69 years later. They had six sons and a daughter.

From the day she married Dorothy put everyone ahead of herself. Everything she ever did was to make her family’s day a little better. Even though work was never ending she always had a smile. Her patience was nothing short of amazing. To her, life was always good.

Dorothy always loved the garden, she could grow anything, animals loved her as much as she loved them and like so many moms, she could cook anything and make it taste great. We are going to miss her.

Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Charles, William and Gene Cowan.

Dorothy is survived by six sons, John (Jackie) Ayler, Eudora, Kansas, Bob (Tammy) Ayler, Holden, Jerry (Sharon) Ayler, Garden City, Steve Ayler, Urich, Frank (Maureen) Ayler and Dennis (Sandy) Ayler all of Creighton; a daughter, Kathy (Victor) Mueller, Creighton; 22 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; a sister, Marie Bohannon and husband, Paul, Holden; a sister-in-law, Francis Cowan, Harrisonville; other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were April 5 at the Heart Of Life Church, Garden City, with burial in the Elm Spring Cemetery, Elm.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Crossroads Hospice.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City.


David Ray Gartner

April 8, 1956 – April 11, 2019

David Ray Gartner, 63, Harrisonville, died April 11 at Golden Years Care Center in Harrisonville. Graveside services were April 15 in Brooking Cemetery, Raytown.

David was born April 8, 1956, in Kansas City, the son of Lee Harvey and Toker (Burton) Gartner. He had lived in Raytown and Harrisonville all of his life.

David was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by a brother, Harvey Gartner, Archie.

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


Dale McClintock, Sr.

July 31, 1930 – April 2, 2019

Dale Vertoe McClintock, Sr., 88, lifelong resident of Pleasant Hill, was born, July 31, 1930, in Lone Jack, the son of Guy and Frances (Clark) McClintock.

He died life April 2 at Crown Care Center in Harrisonville surrounded with love and family.

Dale was a 1948 Pleasant Hill High School graduate and proudly served in the United States Air Force from 1948 to 1952.

May 6, 1953, Dale was united in marriage to Alice Bates in Harrisonville. To this union four children, Cheryl, Dale, Jr., Cathy and Carrie were born. They later divorced.

Dale owned and operated Dale’s New and Used Cars in Pleasant Hill for more than 50 years retiring in 2009. He was a past member of the Pleasant Hill Lions Club and active in the annual Howdy Neighbor Music Show.

He was also past president of the Pleasant Hill Chamber of Commerce, past president of the Pleasant Hill Booster Club, a member of Jewel Lodge 480 A.F.&A.M., Pleasant Hill, and the Cass County Shrine. Beyond the civic clubs he sponsored many youth sports in Pleasant Hill.

Dale was preceded in death by his parents; and his two brothers, Ray McClin-tock and Clark McClintock.

He is survived by his four children, Cheryl Parris of Raymore, Dale (and Debi) McClintock,, Jr., of Blue Springs, Cathy McClintock of Lee’s Summit and Carrie Barker of Pleasant Hill; five grandchildren, Jill “Jillbee” (and Kelly) Keister of Osceola, Shayna (and Gary) Mansell of Blue Springs, Jason (and Kay) McClintock of Blue Springs, Madison Barker of Lee’s Summit and Macey Barker of Pleasant Hill; two great-grandchildren, Chase and Austin; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and a host of many friends.

Funeral services were April 8 at the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill. The Rev. D. Kent Deubner officiated. Military services and interment were in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery with full military honors by the United States Air Force and VFW Post 3118 Honor Guard.

Casket bearers were George Clark, Sam Davenport, Gene Hamilton, Kelly Keister, Jason McClintock and Clark Stanley.

Honorary casket bearers are Chase Goodwin, Tom Hale, Austin Mansell, Jerry McClintock, Jay Ware and Ben Wood-rome.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Meals on Wheels or the Pleasant Hill Historical Society and may be sent in care of the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent the family at

Arrangements were under the direction of the Stanley Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill.


Tammy Sue Tolly

March 14, 1960 – April 6, 2019

Tammy Sue Tolly, Creighton, was born March 14, 1960, the daughter of Lloyd and Esther May (Robison) King. She died April 6 at her home surrounded by love and family at the age of 59 years and 23 days.

Dec. 30, 1984, Tammy was united in marriage to Lewis Lester Tolly in Miami, Oklahoma.

Tammy was employed as a business office manager for several nursing homes and earlier was in the banking business. She helped coach softball and was a competitive diver in high school.

Tammy loved to crochet and made the most beautiful afghans. She was a hard worker, very intelligent and had a great  sense of humor.

Tammy was a great wife, mom and grandmother, aunt and sister and her grandchildren were the love of her life. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Ronnie E. Faulkner. Jr., April 22, 2017; and a sister, Virginia McCarthy.

Tammy is survived by her husband, Lewis Tolly, of the home; four daughters, Tracy Wittke and husband, Fred, Garden City, April Jordan, Kansas City, Stephanie Berndt and husband, Michael, Olathe, Kansas, Nichole Knowles and husband, David, Independence; nine grandchildren, Fred, Jr., Jacob and Makayla Wittke, Jessica Jordan, Charli and Olivia Dick, Kylie Knox, Jaymes Reddell and Layla Knowles; two sisters, Janet Kelley, Lee’s Summit, Pamela Rockey, Shawnee, Kansas; other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were April 10 at the Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City, with burial in the Dayton Cemetery near Garden City.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City.