Mattie Mae Burnside
July 2, 1932 – Aug. 7, 2019
Mattie Mae Burnside, 87, Great Bend, Kansas, died Aug. 7 peacefully in her home with family by her side.
Mae (her preferred nickname) was born in July 2,1932 in Ripley County to
Riley Mason and Florence Mason. She married Loyd Burnside May 28, 1949. They had eight children during their union. Mae worked full time her whole life and before retiring, worked at a juvenile detention center where she inspired kids to get their high school diplomas.
She ended up receiving her diploma at the age of 69 and taught kids and adults alike that it’s not too late to go back to school. Her perseverance inspired her niece to go back to college and get her nursing license.
She studied at Barton County Community College. She had two lifelong passions for gardening and reading a good book. She was able to get her garden established as a protected wildlife and pollination habitat.
Mae was preceded in death by husband, Loyd Burnside; daughter, Joy Lynn Bittle; grandson, William Randall Schrock; great-granddaughter, Avery Kaye Belk; and all of her siblings. She is survived by her children, Wayne and Gayle Burnside, Poplar Bluff, Mike Burnside, Ellinwood, Kansas, Diane
Frederking, Wichita, Kansas, Donna and Bill Schrock, Garden City, David and Carmela Burnside, Reno, Nevada, David and Jeanie Kozel, Chase, Kansas, and Julie Larson, Great Bend, Kansas.
She is also survived by 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and numerous cousins, nephews and nieces.
The celebration of her life will be held at 1 p.m. Aug. 15 at the Grace Community Church.
Special thanks to the Erica Bittle, the hospice nurses and Tierra Weber for their love and care.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Wulf-Ast Mortuary, Garden Plain, Kansas.
Kenneth E. Curry
Oct. 31, 1956 – July 18, 2019
Kenneth E. Curry, 62, Raymore, died July 18 at Research Medical Center.
Kenneth was a born Oct. 31, 1956, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, the son of
David Curry and Sandra Curry.
Kenneth was employed as a machinist for Sioux Chief Manufacturing for the past 36 years. July 22, 2002, he married Jane A. Edmonson, she survives.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Sandra Curry.
Other survivors include sons, David Curry, of the home, Dennis Curry, Marysville, Washington, Daniel Curry, Overland Park, Kansas; daughters, Catherine Curry Everett, Washington, Amy Bedolla, Kansas City; sister, Marie Cain, Belton, and brother, Mark Curry, Kansas; grandchildren; Preston, Lillian, Olivia Curry, Eduando, Elena, Israel, Isabella, Amelia and Ana Bedolla; many nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral services were July 23 at Johnson County Funeral Chapel, 11200 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, Kansas.
Matthew Forest Feeback
Jan. 25, 1963 – Aug. 3, 2019
Matthew Forest Feeback, Lee’s Summit, died Aug. 3 at his home.
He was born Jan. 25, 1963, in Warrensburg, the son of Don and Helen
Feeback. Matthew was a graduate of Missouri Valley College. He enjoyed golf, fly fishing, watching the Kansas City Chiefs and spending time with his pets.
He was preceded in death by his father, Don Feeback, and a cousin, Steve Hon. Matthew is survived by his wife, Brooke Feeback, of the home; father and mother-in-law, Paul and Lorraine Nieder, Sedalia; sister-in-law, Roxanne Nieder, North Kansas City; mother, Helen L. Feeback, Latour; two brothers, Michael D. Feeback (Deborah Bilinski), Lake Ozark and Mark Feeback (Debbie), Sunrise Beach; a nephew Tanner Feeback (Dani), Latour; aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Cremation. A private family inurnment will be held at the Rose Hill Cemetery near Latour at a later date.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Furry Kid’s
Refuge, P.O. Box 1442, Lee’s Summit, MO 64063.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville.
Betsey Bingham LaRose
April 22, 1946 – Aug. 6, 2019
Betsey B. LaRose, 73, died Aug. 6 at her home in Kansas City after a short
battle with cancer.
Betsey was born April 22, 1946, in Boston, Massachusetts, the daughter of Edward Cadwell and Grace Evelyn (Weir)Janes. She graduated from Westfield High School before attending college and even-
tually receiving a Bachelor’s of Science in Finance and a Master’s of Business Administration.
Betsey enjoyed a professional career before retiring to enjoy family life and
traveling. Betsey was an avid gardener and loved to read books. She enjoyed every day and always lived life to the fullest.
Betsey was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Grace Evelyn Janes; her brother, Calvin Janes; and former husbands, Tom Crosbie and James LaRose. She is survived by her children, Tom Crosbie II, William Crosbie (Cynthia) and Jennifer LaRose (John Young); and four grandchildren.
Graveside services were Aug. 13 at Crescent Hill Cemetery in Adrian. Me-
morial contributions may be made to City Union Mission, Kansas City.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Atkinson Funeral Home, Harrisonville.
Oct. 5, 1923 – Aug. 4, 2019
Harriett Lanora Scott, 95, Drexel, died Aug. 4 at her home in Drexel. She was born Oct. 5, 1923, in Rich Hill, the daughter of Edgar Lee and Harriett Olive Reese Ingram.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Barney, in
December 2018; two brothers, Marvin and Bill Ingram; and a
grandson, Trent Scott. Harriett is survived by two sons, Russell Scott and James “Jim” Scott and wife, Trish, all of Drexel; two grandchildren, Rebekah Scott and Brent Scott and wife, Kari; and a great-grandson, Drew Scott.
Funeral services were Aug. 8 at Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel, Butler. Burial was in Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian.
Contributions are suggested to Heartland Hospice.
Lena Anne Shelton
April 9, 1974 – Aug. 6, 2019
Lena Anne Shelton, 45, Harrisonville, died Aug. 6 at her home in Harrisonville. She was born April 9, 1974, in Butler, the daughter of Kenneth R. and Beverly A. (Lane) Shelton.
Lena grew up in Schell City and was a 1993 graduate of Schell City High
School. She had lived in Rich Hill and Butler before moving to Harrisonville
four years ago.
Lena was a waitress at area restaurants, including Halfway Truck Stop, The
Boathouse, the Rich Hill Café and The Fishing Dock. She loved bingo and was a dedicated player.
Lena is survived by a daughter, Bridgete Shelton and son-in-law Travis
Dawn, Harrisonville; her fiancé, Kenneth Lindberg, Harrisonville; a stepdaughter, Kendra Levesen, Oregon; her father, Kenneth R. Shelton, Rich Hill; five brothers, David Phillips, Lincoln, Kenneth Shelton, Jr., Richmond, Larry Shelton, Lowry City, Gary Shelton, Lowry City, and Terry Shelton,
Leavenworth, Kansas; a sister, Michele Stover, Stover; two grandchildren, John and Chasen; numerous nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.
Cremation with a memorial service will be at a later date.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Atkinson Funeral Home,