Blue Springs Obituaries

d. May 29, 2013

Dr. V. Carl Jelley, Jr., M.D. was born on July 15, 1943 and died on May 29, 2013 at the age of 69. He is survived by his daughter, Cantrell Wenzel, of Blue Springs, MO. He is preceded in death by his brother, Lee Jelley, his father, Vernon Carl Jelley, Sr., and his mother, Bernice Jelley.  Dr. Jelley graduated from Shawnee Mission High School in Prairie Village, KS in 1961. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland in 1965. More…

d. May 29, 2013

Danny Lee Watkins Sr., 68, of Blue Springs, MO passed May 29, 2013 at his home.  Funeral service will be at 10:00 am, Monday, June 3, 2013 at the Timothy Lutheran Church 425 NW RD Mize Rd. Blue Springs, MO.  Visitation will be one hour prior to service. Interment will be in Missouri Veteran’s Cemetery Higginsville, MO.  More…

d. May 26, 2013

Eva Lee Duncan, 85, of Independence, MO passed away Sunday, May 26, 2013 at the Payton Place Care Home in Blue Springs, MO.  Funeral services will be at 12:00 Noon, Friday, May 31, 2013 at the Glenwood Park Methodist 10000 E. 23rd St. South Independence, MO.  Visitation will be one hour prior to service.  Interment will follow at the Mt. Washington Cemetery Independence, MO.   More…

d. May 21, 2013

Linus Garland Aucutt, 85, of Oak Grove, MO passed away May 21, 2013 at the Veterans Administration hospital in Kansas City, MO.  He was born September 22, 1927 in Atlanta, GA to Ellis and Catherine (Lynch) Aucutt.  He graduated from Central High School in Kansas City, and served in the US Navy.  He was a driver for Automotive Distributors Inc.  Garland was a member of the Teamsters Union, and was a Catholic by faith.   More…

d. May 21, 2013

Joseph R. Davenport, 72, of Blue Springs, MO, passed away Monday May 20, 2013 at Vitas Hospice Care in Kansas City, MO.  He was born to Joseph and Naomi (Maines) Davenport on June 23, 1940 in Philadelphia, PA.
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d. May 18, 2013

Roberta Radford, 67, of Independence, MO passed away May 18, 2013.  Funeral mass will be 10:30 am, Wednesday May 22, 2013 at St. John LaLande Catholic Church.  Visitation will be from 5:45 to 7:30 pm Tuesday May 21, 2013 at the Meyers Funeral Chapel Blue Springs with the rosary prayed at 5:30 pm. Burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.  More…

d. May 16, 2013

Myrtle M. Greathouse Wheeler Ford of Blue Springs, Missouri, passed away May 16, 2013 at the Villages of Jackson Creek in Independence, MO following a short illness.  She was 94 years and 22 days old.  Myrtle was born in Brookshire, Texas, April 24, 1919, the daughter of William Hayes Greathouse & Alice Menetta Stewart.  Myrtle grew up near Collins, MO and graduated from Weaubleau Missouri High School.  She accepted the Lord at an early age and grew up a Baptist.  She married Ray E. Wheeler of Osceola, MO in 1940.  Two children were born in this union: Mary Alice and William Ray.
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d. May 15, 2013

Joseph Venturina, 51, of Kansas City, MO passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at the Vitas Hospice Unit at Research Medical Center.  Funeral arrangements are pending.

d. May 14, 2013

 James R. Kern, 72, of Independence, MO passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Blue Springs, MO. He was born to Everett and Thelma (Bennett) Kern on February 8, 1941 in Blue Springs, MO. More…

d. May 13, 2013

Betty M. Rush, 91, of Lake Tapawingo, MO passed away May 13, 2013 at the Villages of Jackson Creek Independence, MO.  Funeral service will be 11:00 am, Friday, May 17, 2013 at the Meyers Funeral Chapel, Blue Springs, MO.  Visitation will be one hour prior to service.  Burial in Floral Hills Cemetery. More…