Blue Springs Obituaries

d. May 25, 2016

Peggy Sue Parr-Gholson, 82, a resident of Higginsville, MO formerly of Blue Springs, MO passed away on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 in Warrensburg, MO.

Peggy worked as a secretary throughout the Blue Springs area for several years.  She was a member of the Rebekah’s, a branch of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF).  More…

d. May 22, 2016

Meyers Funeral ChapelDonna Thompson, 89, a Kansas City, MO resident passed away  Saturday, May 21, 2016.  She was born on December 13, 1926 in Blackfoot, ID to Grant and Minnie (Jensen) Hoskins.

Donna was united in marriage to Carmi “Tommy” Thompson on March 27, 1944 in Yuma, AZ.  She enjoyed sewing, quilting, reading, and gardening.   More…

d. May 20, 2016

John ”Jack” W. Herndon, 78, of Grain Valley, MO passed away at home Friday May 20, 2016 surrounded in love by his family. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at the Meyers Funeral Chapel 1600 W. Main St. Blue Springs, MO.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Elks Lodge of Blue Springs Christmas Basket Fund.  More…

d. May 19, 2016

Ronald E. Brown, 67, Blue Springs, MO passed away May 19, 2016.  He was born January 13, 1949 in Hammond, IN to Eugene and Dorothy (Bagley) Brown.  He graduated from William Chrisman High School in 1967.

Ron owned his own trucking business, Brown Delivery Inc. for many years and More…

d. May 15, 2016

Kelly Lynn Hills, 51, a Blue Springs, MO resident passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 14, 2016.  She was born on September 1, 1964 in Independence, MO to Robert and Frances (McClelland) Ericson.

Kelly attended and earned her bachelor’s degree from Missouri State in Springfield, MO.  She was united in marriage with Brian Hills on November 23, 1991 in Independence, MO.  More…

d. May 12, 2016

Rev. Dr. Raymond Schiefelbein was born in May, 1938, in Chicago, IL, to Lillian (Nyberg) and Walter Schiefelbein.  He joined two brothers, Gordon and Richard.

He attended Taft High School, and got his BA at Ripon College.  He went to work for the AT&T phone company.  He married Rona Walters in Aug 1960.  They had one daughter, Renee, who is married to Kyle Miller and they have two children, Anaya and Lucas.

He was called to the ministry of Jesus Christ and attended Concordia Theological Seminary where he graduated  in 1972.  He furthered his education with a Masters in counseling and education from the University of WI, Oshkosh, and received his Doctorate in Ministry from Concordia Seminary in 1992.

He spent 6 years in the Army Reserves, during the Vietnam War. 

He served several LCMS churches during his ministry, beginning with his vicarage at Christ Lutheran in Costa Mesa, Calif.  He then worked for Messiah Lutheran in Kinosha, WI, St. Mark’s in McKees Rock, PA, Good Shepherd Lutheran in Oshkosh, WI, and Holy Cross Lutheran in Collinsville, IL.  He also spent several months in Guam.  He then worked for Concordia Publishing House, before being called to Messiah Lutheran in Independence, MO, and finally ended his career at Bethel Lutheran in Kansas City, KS.  In his retirement years, he served the shut- in ministry at St Paul’s in Leavenworth, KS, and taught senior bible class at Timothy Lutheran in Blue Springs, MO.  He was a substitute preacher at Zion Lutheran in Corder and Immanuel Lutheran in Waverly, MO, and Shepherd of the Valley, Oak Grove,MO

His first wife Rona went to be with the Lord in 2008 and Ray joined in marriage with Diane Chrisman in Nov 2009, whose children: son Mark, wife Rachel, grandson Lucas, son Matt, wife Stephanie, daughter Claire, daughter Megan and husband Jon and soon to be born daughter, and daughter Michelle, enlarged his family.  Ray loved his pets and had several dogs and cats over the years.

He was a voracious reader, loved politics and Fox4News channel, loved the KC Royals and Chiefs, teaching his Friday morning senior bible class, working on writing a book, and assisting with Diane’s ministry to teens and adults with disabilities.

He also loved singing in the choir, and on the Praise team at Timothy Lutheran and Point of Hope, and attending churches that Diane assisted musically, St Paul’s in Indep, MO, Ascension in Raytown,MO and Our Redeemer KCMO.

Ray would answer a “How are you” question with the words, “I am blessed as you are” and would spontaneously pray with each person he met.  He was a true servant of God.

He is preceeded in death by his parents, his first wife, his brother Richard and his wife Gail, various other relatives.

He is survived by his second wife, his daughter and family, his stepchildren and families, his brother Gordon and wife Barb and all his nieces and nephews and grandnieces and nephews, and other in-laws

The family will receive friends from 9-11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at Timothy Lutheran Church, 425 N.W. RD Mize Rd, Blue Springs, MO.  Memorial service will follow starting at 11:00 a.m., at the church.  Memorial contributions may be made to TEEN CLUB, (for teens and adults with disabilities) at Timothy Lutheran Church, Blue Springs, MO, or to the Lutheran High School in KCMO.  Final Arrangements have been entrusted with Meyers Funeral Chapel of Blue Springs.  Memories of Raymond and condolences to the family may be left at

d. May 8, 2016

Linda Lou Logan, 76, of Blue Springs, MO passed away May 8, 2016 at the St. Luke’s Hospice House in Kansas City, MO.  She was born August 1, 1939 in El Dorado Springs, MO to Charles Melvin and Helen Juanita (Kuhn) Slichenmyer.  More…

d. May 8, 2016

Marlys M. Springston, 90, of Independence, MO and formerly Blue Springs, MO, passed away May 8, 2016, surrounded by love at the Centerpoint Hospital.

Marlys was born November 27, 1925, in Oberon, ND to Wallace and Eula (Willis) Bingham.  She was the fourth of five children in the family.  More…

d. May 8, 2016

Sylvia Helen Dalzell Brock, Our Angel, passed away peacefully on May 8, 2016 in Kansas City, MO.

Helen is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Angie and Blake Guynes; her granddaughter and son, Haley and Sam Guynes, all of Grain Valley, MO; her sisters, More…

d. May 7, 2016

Ronald L. Hanlan 76, of Blue Springs, MO, died Saturday, May 7, 2016 at his home.  Ron was born June 18, 1939 in Troy, KS the son of Charles and Estella (Blanton) Hanlan.  He was a graduate of Troy High School in the Class of 1958.

Ron was an over the road truck driver for 30 years and a member of Local 41 Teamsters Union in Kansas City, MO.  More…