Obituaries

Bertha Prado
B: 1927-06-25
D: 2021-03-06
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Prado, Bertha
Sheila Arnold
B: 1952-12-13
D: 2021-03-05
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Arnold, Sheila
Viola Ault
B: 1927-11-16
D: 2021-03-02
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Ault, Viola
Caroline Stewart
B: 1927-05-11
D: 2021-03-02
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Stewart, Caroline
Naomi Ruse
B: 1939-03-15
D: 2021-02-27
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Ruse, Naomi
Virginia Skelton
B: 1932-06-06
D: 2021-02-27
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Skelton, Virginia
James "Phil" Suffridge
B: 1959-09-24
D: 2021-02-25
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Suffridge, James "Phil"
John and Lottie Cianciolo
B: 1930-04-16
D: 2021-02-25
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Cianciolo, John and Lottie
Mary Puterbaugh
B: 1928-06-12
D: 2021-02-24
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Puterbaugh, Mary
Alice Boone
B: 1935-07-17
D: 2021-02-24
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Boone, Alice
Alberta Jourdan
B: 1921-04-18
D: 2021-02-24
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Jourdan, Alberta
Sidney "Earl" Bradford
B: 1934-11-19
D: 2021-02-24
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Bradford, Sidney "Earl"
Bertie Willis
B: 1940-02-14
D: 2021-02-24
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Willis, Bertie
Joshua Maget
B: 2008-01-18
D: 2021-02-24
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Maget, Joshua
Aron Smitka
B: 1928-02-08
D: 2021-02-23
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Smitka, Aron
Norma Flowers
B: 1926-09-24
D: 2021-02-23
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Flowers, Norma
John Wilson
B: 1951-09-07
D: 2021-02-23
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Wilson, John
Darlene Woods
B: 1928-12-12
D: 2021-02-22
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Woods, Darlene
Natalie Winder
B: 1968-08-27
D: 2021-02-22
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Winder, Natalie
Donald Sladek
B: 1940-02-06
D: 2021-02-21
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Sladek, Donald
James Haefele
B: 1929-01-09
D: 2021-02-20
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Haefele, James

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One of the major goals at the Speaks Chapels is to make arrangements easier for the families that we serve.  We will be glad to help you place the obituary in the newspaper and will even be able to assist with placement in out-of-town newspapers.  Just let us know which papers you want to include.  Listed below you will find the contact information for our local newspapers.



 Independence

The Examiner  
Independence
Phone: 816-254-8600


 Kansas City

Kansas City Star  
Kansas City
Phone: 816-234-4470


There are sometimes options as to what sort of placement is available in the newspaper.  Below are some of the more common options.  The editorial policy of each individual newspaper will determine what is available to you.

CARDS OF THANKS  This is an insertion in the paper where you thank people that helped you during your time of need. Typically people thank their Doctors, Nurses and friends.

OBITUARIES  This details the personal data, background, funeral details as well as the survivors of the deceased.

IN MEMORIAMS  This generally states the deceased's name and the date of passing, perhaps on occasion of the one year anniversary of the death. It is not uncommon for survivors to include a short poem that fits the occasion.

DEATH NOTICE  The death notice gives detail about where the person passed on, who is survived by them and the location and date of the funeral.