Mary J. Brown
May 28, 1931 – Sept. 27, 2020

Mary was the daughter of W.J., Sr., and Josephine Mills of Garden City. She was born May 28, 1931, in Neosho. She died Sept. 27 while living in Belton.

She attended grade school in Neosho and Garden City. She graduated from Harrisonville High School in 1950 and then she attended Kansas City Business College.

Mary retired from Dit-Mco Int. in 1996. She returned to work in 1999 as an in-home caregiver for 12 years. She thought her care giving years were some of the best years of her working life.

Mary loved making quilts, embroidering, gardening, canning and cooking. She loved spending time with her family and friends. Mary was also a deer hunter and trout fisherman.

Mary was a member of the Hickman Mills Christian Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Richard; brothers, James Richard, Neosho, and W.J., Jr., Harrisonville; a sister, Anne Grasher, Urich; and sister-in-law, Verna Mills, Garden City.

She is survived by her son, Terry and Mary, Raymore; daughter, Ellen Vining, Peoria, Arizona; three grandsons, Blake and Austin Brown and Christopher Vining and Alexandra; two granddaughters, Kristina and Quetin Piveral and Laina Vining; three great-grandsons, Dylon and Eldon Piveral and Cash Brown.

She is also survived by brothers, Leonard, Roy and Judy and Theodore all of Garden City, and Ronald, Harrisonville; sister, Rachel Hale, and Ronald, Shawnee, Kansas, along with a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and friends.

May she rest in peace.

Cremation. A celebration of life service will be held at a later date.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the charity of one’s choice or to Children’s Mercy Hospital.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville.

Garvey Hess
Nov. 27, 1942 – Sept. 22, 2020

Garvey Hess died Sept. 22 in Granbury Texas. Garvey was born Nov 27, 1942, in Archie, son of the late Joseph and Dorothy George Hess.

As a youth, he was a farmer, active in the Boy Scouts of America and graduated from Archie High School. He and his four brothers attained the rank of Eagle Scout.

He proudly served in the United States Army.

He married Janice Pulliam Sept. 3, 1965, in Harrisonville, and together they raised two children, Robbie and Sherry. The family moved from Harrisonville to Keller, Texas, in 1982.

He worked in several professions, including construction and truck driving, prior to purchasing the Tex-Hess Three-Way Country Store in 1988.

Garvey had resided in Stephenville, Texas, for 32 years and was a member of Selden Baptist Church. He loved traveling, RV-ing and spending summers in Colorado and the Texas Rio Grande Valley in the winter.

He volunteered many years at the Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show and Rodeo. He enjoyed watching grandsons show their Santa Gertrudis cattle at major shows in Texas. He loved fishing, nature and being outside.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Dorothy Hess; a sister, Barbara Heid; and brothers, Larry Hess and Jerry Hess.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Janice Hess, Stephenville Texas; a son, Robbie Hess and wife, Cindy, Stephenville; daughter, Sherry Roe and husband, Andy, Harrisonville; grandchildren, Jordan Hess, Kayson Roe and Ryan Hess; his siblings, Joe and Jeanette Hess, Janice Strawbridge and Glenn and Claudine Hess; his siblings’ spouses Walter Heid, Reba Hess and Betty Hess.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Stephenville Funeral Home Chapel, Stephenville.

Ronald B. Hodges
May 15, 1941 – Sept. 27, 2020

Ret. United States Navy 1st Class Ronald B. Hodges, 79, died Sept. 27 at home in Harrisonville surrounded by his family.

He was born May 15, 1941, in Greenwood, the son of Walter William “Pat” Hodges and Geneva Mae (Randol) Hodges Ron married Darlene Thornburg July 3, 1960.

He served 20 years of distinguished service in the United States Navy in several duty stations in California. Ron retired from the Navy in 1980 and enjoyed family and friends across Cass County for the past 40 years.

He was a faithful member of the United Methodist Church, Harrisonville. Ron enjoyed life and looking for the treasure in people and any garage sale that crossed his path.

Ron was preceded in death by his parents, Walter William “Pat” Hodges and Geneva Mae (Randol) Hodges, Creighton, and brothers, Cletus and Roger Hodges and son, Ronnie Hodges, Jr.

Ron is survived by his wife, Darlene, and son, Ryan and Jill, Hazelwood; his grandsons, Matthew and Jenna Hodges, St. Charles, Michael and Melissa Hodges, Kansas City, and Marc Hodges, Cullman, Alabama; his two great-grandsons Kipp Hudson, Kansas City, and Warren Jameson, St. Charles; a brother, Steven Hodges, Harrisonville; and three sisters, Sylva Davis, Archie, Lucretia Hodges, Kauffman, Texas, and Marcy Polzin, Peculiar.

Funeral services were Sept. 30 at the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, with burial in the Byler Cemetery near Creighton, with full military honors.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Byler Cemetery Association or the Harrisonville United Methodist Church Memorial Fund.

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

Hugh King
Dec, 29, 1934 – Sept. 26, 2020

Hugh “Dick” Richard King, 85, East Lynne, died Sept. 26 at Crown Care Center in Harrisonville.

Dick was born Dec. 29, 1934, in East Lynne, the son of Clyde and Laura (Dale) King. He grew up in East Lynne, staying in his childhood home from the age of 4 until he had to go to Crown Care due to his health.

He graduated from Harrisonville High School with the class of 1952. He spent a period of time in the United States Army and then in the Army Reserves, but primarily spent his career as a farmer.

He did enjoy watching sports, including the KC Chiefs and Royals, but is probably most remembered for helping people in East Lynne, whether with welding projects, electrical work or even working on furnaces.

Dick was preceded in death by parents; his brothers, Clyde King, Jr., Bob King, Sam King and Jimmy King; his sister, Norma Cummins; and his niece, Karen Draper.

He is survived by his nieces, Sharon Hopgood, Nancy and Paul Gregg, Sandy and Dave Arnall and Cindy and Norman Neumeyer; and his nephew, Kevin and Connie King.

A funeral service was Sept. 30 at the Atkinson Funeral Home, Harrisonville.

Interment followed in Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville.

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

John M. Kirk
March 4, 1958 – Sept. 17, 2020

John Michael “Mike” Kirk was born March 4, 1958, in Kansas City, and died Sept. 17 at his home in Linn Valley, Kansas.

He was the son of Robert Maurice and Jessica Elizabeth (Halliday) Kirk. Mike lived in the Kansas City area until 2003 when he moved to Linn Valley, Kansas, to make his home.

Mike was an avid Kansas City Chiefs fan and a season ticket holder for many years. He also enjoyed fishing in his spare time.

Mike loved his family and any occasion that brought them together.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Jessica Kirk.

Mike is survived by his sons, Jason Kirk, Pleasant Hill, Joel Kirk, Kansas City, Justin Kirk, Warsaw, and Jarrod Kirk, Kansas City; a daughter, Jordan Kirk, Kansas City; two brothers, Robert “Bob” Kirk and wife, Deborah, Garden City, and James Christopher “Chris” Kirk and wife, Sharon, Lynchburg, Virginia; three sisters, Judy Hainley and husband, Lee, Lee’s Summit, Barbara Gangel and husband, Lou, Leawood, Kansas, and Jessica McGannon and husband, Paul, Kansas City; grandchildren, Tommy Kirk, Tyler Kirk, Savannah Kirk and Carson Kirk; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Private family services will be held at a later date.

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

Marilyn A. Poole
March 8, 1935 – Sept. 25, 2020

Marilyn Ann Poole, 85, Harrisonville, died Sept. 25 at Redwood of Raymore.

Marilyn was born March 8, 1935, the daughter of Clarence and Frances Violet (Knight) Frank in Kansas City, Kansas.

Marilyn married Alva Poole and together they worked on the family farm and raised their family.

As her children became adults, she decided to pursue her dream of being a nurse and became CNA and CMT certified, primarily working in hospitals in medical surgery.

Marilyn was a Harrisonville resident for more than 30 years. She considered herself to be a religious person, although not necessarily a member at any one church.

She was a great mother, a very active grandmother who enjoyed all activities with her grandchildren, but especially attending ball games with them and later a very loving great-grandmother. She leaves a legacy of love and strength to those who survive.

Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Alva “Shorty” Poole; her son, Alvie Poole; her daughter, Lois Ann Carney; her grandson, Craig Poole; her brothers: Charles Frank, Bob Frank, Leonard Frank, Howard Frank and Dick Frank; and her sister, Dorothy Thompson.

She is survived by her daughter, Lisa Johnson; 10 grandchildren, Joe Carney, TJ Poole, Eddie Johnson, Justin Carney, Stacey Miller, Courtney Poole, Kyle Poole, Brandon Poole, Nathan Poole and Jon Poole; 17 great-grandchildren; her sister, Margie Stevens; along with many nieces, nephews and extended family.

A memorial service was Oct. 2, at Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville.

Inurnment followed in the Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville.

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

James S. Billingsley
June 8, 1947 – Sept. 25, 2020

James Steven Billingsley, 73, Rich Hill, died Sept. 25 at his home. He was born June 8, 1947, the son of Alex Rice and Mary Elizabeth Durham Billingsley in Warrensburg.

Steve is survived by his wife, Sandra Billingsley, Rich Hill; a son, Jim Billingsley, Gardner, Kansas; a daughter, Laura Billingsley, Oneida, Kentucky; a brother, Tom Billingsley, Omaha, Nebraska; four grandchildren, Arielle, Alexis, Austin and Mackenzie; and two great-grandchildren.

Steve’s wishes were to be cremated.

A celebration of life and visitation will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Rich Hill Christian Church, Rich Hill.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel, Butler.

Emma J. Harwell
April 13, 1933 – Sept. 30, 2020

Graveside services for Erma Jean Harwell, 87, Sulphur Springs, Texas, were Oct. 5 at Miller Grove Cemetery with Bro. David Burns officiating.

Erma died Sept. 30 at Christus Mother Frances Hospital, Sulphur Springs. She was born April 13, 1933, in Appleton City, the daughter of Carrel Newton Davis and Elsie Marie Diehl Davis.

She worked in quality control for Western Electric for many years. She loved gardening, landscaping and anything that required a green thumb. She loved to quilt and crochet. Wood carving was also one of her many talents.

Erma was a member of Brashear Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; spouses; and two children, Bobby Dean and Sandra Lea Culbertson.

She is survived by son, Steve Culbertson and wife, Karen, Miller Grove; a daughter, Cindy Miller and husband, Robert, Lake Jackson; and granddaughters, Blanca and Annalisa Culbertson, Miller Grove.

Arrangements were under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home, Sulpher Springs.

Bill B. Marr
July 11, 1922 – Oct. 1, 2020

Bill B. Marr, Amoret, died Oct. 1 from extreme old age and complications of COVID-19. He was 98 years old, a businessman, farmer, husband, father and self-proclaimed “best nine-fingered guitarist in Bates County.”

Bill was born July 11, 1922, the son of James B. and Dorothy Marr. He was raised the son of a farmer and spent his youth helping his parents work their 600 acres in the rural Merwin community.

Tending to crops, as well as every imaginable form of livestock, Bill on occasion spoke of coming of age during the Great Depression. To help the family weather the hard times, he chopped wood for neighboring families, an enterprise he felt left him with impressive physical strength for the remainder of his life.

He was proud of the fact that, though his family had lost almost everything by the time the Depression ended, they managed to hold onto their land.

Bill attended high school in Adrian and despite his short stature, was regarded countywide as a star basketball player. At the age of 17 he enrolled in the University
of Missouri-Columbia and graduated with a degree in agriculture.

He turned down other educational options and had, in fact, won a music scholarship to what would later be Missouri State University, based upon, as he would later put it, his melodious tenor voice.

Upon graduation and in the wake of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Bill enlisted in the United States Navy. He attended Officer Candidate School at Columbia University, New York City, and was eventually awarded the rank of Lieutenant, JG.

While he rarely spoke of these years as is true with many of his generation, he saw action in some of the most brutal locales of the Pacific Theater. He revealed late in life he was present for the bloody invasion of Iwo Jima and on at least two occasions the ships on which he sailed were under threat from Kamikaze pilots.

The war years had a profound effect on Bill and he once mentioned he had lost many friends and comrades to battle, drownings and shark attacks. He was en route to the proposed United States invasion of Japan, aboard a small destroyer, when nuclear bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. He was in Tokyo Harbor when the Japanese surrendered Sept. 2, 1945.

To give perspective to generations past and present, Bill was only 23 years old.

Though he wished to make a career in of naval service, Bill’s parents pleaded with him to return home and help them with the farm. Loyal to their wishes, he resigned his commission and came back to Bates County.

Assisting his father on the family farm (and losing the aforementioned finger in a grain auger accident, which led him to be a nine-fingered guitarist) Bill soon met
Ruth Jensen in Butler. They were married Nov. 18, 1951, and purchased 360 acres in rural Amoret that same year. The couple initially lived in Adrian and moved to their farm in 1953.

For a time, in addition to farming, Bill worked selling real estate for the United Farm Agency and insurance for MFA. In 1953 he bought into an existing insurance business known as The Adrian Agency and eventually purchased it outright. Bill operated that business very successfully for 20 years, selling it in 1972.

Though he considered himself a farmer at heart, Bill was resolute in the concept of undertaking a diverse business life.

Though he loved growing crops, he opined on more than one occasion that farming was a risky proposition at best.

He attributed his father’s early death in part to the rigors of farming and concluded there are easier ways to make money than killing yourself.

And so, sometimes with partners and sometimes solo, he engaged in numerous business ventures. He was one of the principals in Triangle Investments of Adrian, which at various times built and sold homes and subdivisions. He also owned a restaurant, lumberyard, cable TV franchise, car dealerships and numerous real estate investments.

Community minded in a quiet way, Bill was instrumental in the construction of Adrian’s first senior citizen complex. He also, usually anonymously, provided financial aid to many individuals and organizations that required assistance.

Retiring at age 50, Bill soon learned he was not well suited for retirement. In the late 1970s he opened Bill Marr Motors on the family farm, his office being a converted grainery in an old barn. Between that time and 2009, he sold used cars and trucks, moving more titles through the county tax offices than most local dealerships of the times.

When he was nearing 80 years of age, Bill taught himself computer skills in order to adapt to technology and continue the stock market investing he had engaged in for years. Until his late 80s, he could often be found seated at the computer screen, analyzing potential investments and making online trades.

He loved games of all sorts, had a ready smile and in the face of life’s challenges always managed to keep his sense of humor.

At the end of any family gathering, large or small, Bill would inevitably exclaim, “I’m sure glad we could all be here to whoop ‘er up.” Same here, Daddy. Same here.

Bill leaves behind his wife, Ruth, and two sons, Alan and Ron. He will be remembered as a happy man who, though sometimes impatient, always had time to shoot a game of snooker, play basketball or ping pong with his boys or have a good laugh.

Graveside services were Oct. 6 at Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Mullinax Funeral Home, Butler.

Thomas R. McGrath
Jan. 23, 1954 – Sept. 29, 2020

Thomas R. McGrath, 66, Butler, died Sept. 29 at the Missouri Veterans Home in Warrensburg.

Tom was born Jan. 23, 1954, in Butler, the son of Michael John and Irene McGrath.

He graduated from Butler High School and entered the United States Air Force.

Following his service, Tom returned to Butler and married Chris Estes and to this union two children, Drew and Cori, were born.

Feb. 26, 1996, he married Kim Horn and two families very naturally merged.

Tom was employed at General Motors in Kansas City and later Kansas City Power & Light before he entered the Sonic business, where he impacted many local lives.

Family mattered most to Tom, but he also had a lifelong love of classic cars.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Michael P. McGrath; and a sister, Carl Ann McGrath.

He is survived by his wife, Kim; children M. Drew McGrath and Crystal; Cori Hutchens and Larry Lambeth; Brian Horn and Kelley; and Keith Horn; as well as eight grandchildren, Gabe, Payton, Hanks, Lucas, Michael, Olivia, Mary and Amelia.

Funeral services were Oct. 2 at Mullinax Funeral Home, Butler. Burial with United States Air Force honors was in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Dementia Society of America.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Mullinax Funeral Home, Butler.

Diana L. Phelan
Dec. 16, 1956 – Sept 21, 2020

Diana Phelan, 63, Butler, died Sept. 21 at her home in Butler. Cremation, with memorial graveside services were Oct. 3 at Park Lawn Cemetery, Kansas City.

Diana Lynn Phelan was born Dec. 16, 1956, in Kansas City, the daughter of Walter “Tony” and Rosemary Perry Taylor.

Diana was a proud mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and cousin
to so many.

Diana enjoyed several things in life, including, being with her family whenever she could and cooking for them as well, especially on Thanksgiving. The family always looked forward to what faces she would create with veggies on her deviled eggs.

She loved staying up all night on Christmas Eve to decorate presents and watch as her wacky designs brought smiles on Christmas morning. Diana also enjoyed her job. She worked for many years at the Flaming Lantern restaurant in Butler and loved serving the community and joking with her co-workers and customers.

Occasionally, she would make trips to the casinos to play slot machines. She always knew someday she would “hit big” on them. She also loved thrift store shopping, listening to oldies music like they were new releases and watching movies.

Diana loved her family very, very much, including her parents, little brothers, six children, nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, brother-in-law, big sister, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.

Although she had not seen her cousins in many years, she spoke of the fond memories with them. She was loved by many and will forever be missed.

Diana was preceded in death by her parents; toddler brother, Scotty Taylor; and niece, Rachel Neely.

She is survived by her sister, Pam Herndon and husband, Richard; brother, Craig Taylor and wife, Glynda; five sons, Ben Phelan and Lesley, their children Elizabeth and Madeline; Paul Phelan and Melissa, and daughters Tori and Halia; Tony Phelan and his sons, Skyler and Aiden; Danny Phelan and his daughter, Jennifer and boyfriend Martin; Joey Phelan and his children, Alex and Alaina; a daughter, Niki Phelan and her children, Tyler and Layla; great-grandchildren, Liam and Lillie; and by many nieces,
nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Mullinax Funeral Home, Butler.

Donald L. Ragsdale
Aug. 3, 1945 – Sept. 30, 2020

Donald Lynn Ragsdale, 75, Adrian, formerly of Harrisonville and Pleasant Hill, died Sept. 30 at his home.

Donald was born Aug. 3, 1945, in Harrisonville, the son of John Lynn and Thelma Neola (Bell) Ragsdale.

He attended Prairie Dell Rural School No. 71 in Pleasant Hill and was a 1964 graduate of Pleasant Hill High School.

Donald was a member and deacon of the Hickory Grove Baptist Church until moving to Harrisonville in 1987. He then became a member of the Harrisonville First Baptist Church.

He had farmed all of his life.

Donald is survived by two sisters, Shirley Qualls and Jack, Clinton, and Patty Ragsdale, Adrian; a niece, Kimberly Beaty and Matt; nephew, Jackie Qualls and Lisa; and great-nieces and great-nephews, Zachary and Samantha Qualls and Lacy and Miranda Beaty.

Funeral services were Oct. 3 at the First Baptist Church in Harrisonville, with burial in the Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Harrisonville First Baptist Church.

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

Allyne F. Schultze
Aug. 17, 1915 – Sept. 25, 2020

Allyne Faye Schultz, 105, Butler, died Sept. 25 at the Butler Center in Butler. She was born Aug. 17, 1915, the daughter of Louis Fredrick and Clara Shoop Bock near Appleton City.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Fred Schultze, in 1982; three brothers, Melvin, Olin and Fredolin; three sisters, an infant sister, Gwendolyn, Opal Smith and Ila Wiser.

Allyne is survived by her sister, Jane McNabb, Butler; a brother, J.D. Bock and wife, Hetty, Greeley, Colorado; and nephews, nieces and friends. Funeral services for Allyne Schultze were Oct. 3 at the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel, Butler. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler.

A card or phone call to the family would go a long way in remembering their loved one.

If you don’t have family addresses, feel free to mail cards to Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel, 1301 N. Orange St., Butler, MO 64730 and they will be sent to the family.

Contributions are suggested to Ohio Street United Methodist Church.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Schowengerdt Funeral Home, Butler.

Harold L. Six
July 22, 1934 – Sept. 25, 2020

Harold Lee Six, 86, died Sept. 25 at his home in rural Adrian. Harold was born July 22, 1934, the second son of C.A. and Naomi King Six.

He graduated from Adrian High School in 1952, earned Eagle Scout distinction with Troop 238 and later served in the U.S. Army being stationed in Germany.

Harold retired after 20 years of service as the Rural Water District No. 5 Superintendent in 1999. Harold was on the Adrian Bank Board of Director until 2014 and was currently serving as an advisory director.

Harold married Thelma Massey of Lebanon, May 29, 1955. Together, they raised three children on the family farm northwest of Adrian, Cheryl Lawrence, Adrian, Darla Six, Harrisonville, and Cary and Lara Six, Adrian.

Giving back to the Adrian community and Bates County was important to Harold. He volunteered countless hours of time to many civic organizations. He was a 60-year member of Crescent Hill Masonic Lodge No. 368.

Harold was a charter member of the Adrian Optimist Club and served as president the year the first community building was built, grilled burgers under the tree at the city park for numerous Fourth of July celebrations and was kitchen boss on Monday nights for Bingo at the old and new buildings for many years.

He was proud to be a tri-chairman of the Adrian Bi-Centennial Book project.

Taking money and chatting with vendors and visitors for Optimist Club gun shows was something he looked forward to twice a year.

Harold loved being a cattleman and was a member of the Bates County Cattlemen’s group. As a young man, he worked for the Cavanah-Purdy Polled Hereford Ranch in Luther, Oklahoma, and traveled with a show string on the professional circuit.

His claim to fame was having shown cattle at every state fair west of the Mississippi and many to the east. He passed his love and knowledge for showing on to his children and other community children as a 4-H beef leader.

His daily routine included going to the pasture to keep tabs on his cow and calf herd.

Harold wanted the youth of the Adrian community to thrive. To keep the best as the Optimist theme states, he helped organize the Adrian Booster Club and served early on as president. He was an avid supporter of his children, grandchildren and other community children at various Blackhawk events.

He helped establish the Bates County Fair, served on its board for many years and was honored as his family received the “Friends of the Fair” recognition in 2018.

Harold’s favorite pastimes included nurturing and tending huge vegetable gardens, hunting with his buddies, taking Foxtrotters out on trail rides, adding to his collections of guns and pocket knives and being a part of numerous shed “board meetings” with Milsap neighbors He looked forward each day to going to town and chatting with the coffee club.

He’d make various stops at local businesses to get caught up on news and happenings.

Harold and Thelma were season ticket holders to Mizzou football games for more than 50 years. Early on they spent many Saturday afternoons in Columbia tailgating with friends and later with his children and grandchildren. His enthusiasm for life and presence will leave a big void in many lives.

Harold was preceded in death by his parents; brother, G.J. Six; and son-in-law, Monte Lawrence.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Thelma, of the home; his three children; daughter-in-law; and five grandchildren, whom he deeply loved, Rebecca Lawrence, Lakewood, Colorado, J.R. and Erica Lawrence, Boonville, Makyna and Drew Scott, Raymore, and Bayler and Kyler Six, Adrian; sister-in-law, Reine Six, Holiday, Florida; a cousin, Sue Ann and Ed Steele, Butler. Harold was also blessed with numerous other relatives and friends.

Harold’s commitment to his family and the community will be greatly missed.

Funeral services were Sept. 29 at the Adrian United Methodist Church with burial following in Crescent Hill Cemetery, Adrian.

In lieu of flowers, the family encourages donations to the Adrian Optimist Club and Crescent Hill Masonic Lodge No. 368.

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