Kansas City Obituaries Cremation Center of Kansas City

Michael John Onderko

Michael John Onderko passed away on May 27, 2021 at Kansas City Hospice House (MO), following a long illness.  He was born on April 18, 1968 in Erie, PA to parents John E. Onderko Jr. and Sandra Lee (Parker) Onderko. He attended Harborcreek elementary school and in 1986, graduated from McDowell High School in Millcreek…

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Betty Jean Cockburn (Osborn)

Betty Jean Cockburn (Osborn) passed away peacefully on May 23, 2021.  Born in Kansas City in 1949, she was the first child of Edwin S. and Ruth G. Osborn, and leaves behind her brother, Robert (Bob) Osborn, and sister, Ruth Ann Newby. She is also survived by her daughter Leigh Ann and son-in-law Troy, and…

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Wiley Dean Ferguson

Wiley Dean Ferguson February 22, 1937 – May 30, 2021 Born in the Land of Lincoln on February 22, 1937, Wiley Dean Ferguson joined the Marine Corps at age 17 and spent his military career traveling the Earth with them. Vietnam, Okinawa, Norfolk, VA, Cherry Point, NC, San Diego, CA., and Kansas City, MO were…

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Nancy Wescott Balsbaugh

Nancy Wescott Balsbaugh, age 66 of Overland Park, Kansas, passed away at St. Luke’s on the Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri from complications related to an aortic dissection despite the heroic efforts of the CardioVascular Intensive Care Unit doctors, nurses, and staff.  She underwent two long surgeries in a 24 hour period.  Nancy was born…

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Lawrence “Russell” Morse

Lawrence “Russell” Morse, 96, passed away Sunday May 30, 2021 at Kansas City Hospice House. Russell was born in Kansas City, MO on July 9, 1924 to William Lawrence and Lougenia (Henre) Morse. He grew up in Kansas City, KS graduating from Wyandotte High School in 1942. In 1951 he went back to school and…

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Grace Gipson

Grace Marie Gipson went home to her Heavenly Father on May 27, 2021 at the age of 90, three weeks after her husband of 71 years, Donald E. Gipson passed. Grace leaves behind three sons, Michael L. Gipson, Donald S. Gipson and John D. Gipson, and daughter Melinda J. Bailey. Grace had many jobs, but…

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Gary L. Ellermeier

Gary L. Ellermeier of Overland Park, Kansas, completed his earthly journey on May 25, 2021 at the KU Medical Center in Kansas City after a brief illness.   Gary was born on September 2, 1939 in Hastings, Nebraska to Glen and Charlotte (Kissinger) Ellermeier. He was preceded in death by his parents.   Survivors include his wife,…

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Shane Barry Dye

Shane Barry Dye, age 54, passed away on Thursday, May 20, 2021.  He was born April 29th, 1967 in Frostburg, Maryland.  He attended Lawrence High School.  Shane was a Navy Veteran and served his country in Desert Storm on the USS Simpson.  As a child, Shane loved to take apart lawnmowers, bicycles, and typewriters and…

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Gloria Jean McGlothlin

Gloria Jean McGlothlin was born on August 22, 1943, in Overland Park, Kansas.  She passed away on May 18, 2021, at Advent Health Care Center of Overland Park, Kansas.  She graduated in 1961  from Shawnee Mission North,  Overland Park, Kansas.  Gloria worked for TWA and American Airlines in Cargo Accounting until her retirement.  She is…

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Richard Moore

Richard Stephen Moore, 72, died peacefully in his home in Leawood, Kan., on May 18. Dick, known as “Frog” to his friends and family, was born on Feb. 22, 1949, in Kansas City, Mo., to Gene and Marge Moore. He graduated from Shawnee Mission North High School in 1967. He received dual bachelor’s degrees in…

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Obituaries & Condolences

Rudolph Hiram, Broadnax, Jr. (Lil Rudy)

Dr. Thomas Magstadt

Jill Earnestine Sherman

Mark Douglas Clardy

Jeffrey Mark Curtis

Wilma Dean Oxley

Kelly McMasters

Doris Crawford

Mark Bretches

Barbara Louise Copps Oliver

Michael John Onderko

Betty Jean Cockburn (Osborn)