Shirley Gene Battagler


Shirley Gene Battagler, 87 of rural Orrick, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at Liberty Hospital. Shirley was born on the family farm near Orrick, on October 1, 1932, to Frank and Nettie (Hessenflow) Battagler. He had lived his entire life around Orrick and near where his life began. He was a lifelong farmer. He had attended Excelsior Springs High School and graduated with the class of 1950. He had served his country proudly in The United States Army during the Korean Conflict in the 1950's.

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Mary Lou Zegers


Mary Lou Zegers of Lawson, Missouri, died June 14, 2020 at the age of 67 years. Mary was born in West Point, Nebraska.

Mary enjoyed hiking, camping with her friends and going to the movies. Mary was a loyal honest and loving friend and devoted wife.

Ernestine H. Powell


Ernestine H.  Powell, 100, of Excelsior Springs, MO formerly of Belton, MO, died June 24, 2020 at Excelsior Springs Nursing and Rehab. Ernestine was born January 3, 1920 to Charles and Bertha (Fritz) Hockaday in Peculiar, MO.  She married William V. (Bill) Powell in 1940 and they remained married until Bill’s death in 2007.

Charles Dean Sinclair


Charles Dean Sinclair, 71, of Pleasant Valley, MO, passed away June 20, 2020. A visitation will be held from 12:00 to 1:00 pm on Friday, June 26th at Terrace Park Cemetery, Lakeside Chapel, with a funeral service following. Graveside and burial will take place at Terrace Park Cemetery following his funeral.

Larry Glenn Vassmer


Larry Glenn Vassmer, 78, entered heaven on Saturday, June 20, 2020.

Larry loved Jesus, his family, and farming on the Missouri Century Farm his family has worked for over one hundred years. He could frequently be found sporting his well-worn work overalls, or a white Stetson and cowboy boots. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and teaching his grandchildren how to play countless card games. He was a loyal employee of Grain Systems Incorporated for 26 years and retired in 2008. 

Margaret Agnes Rowe


Margaret A Rowe, 86, of Excelsior Springs, died June 14, 2020. Visitation will be June 16, 2020, 5-7pm at Hidden Valley Funeral Home of Excelsior Springs (816) 637-3000, with Rosary at 6:30p. Service will be at 10:30 am, Wednesday, June 17 2020 at St. Ann Parish.   Burial: Resurrection Cemetery.