Obituaries 5-5-22

Posted 5/5/22

Doris Jean Hill Doris Jean Hill, age 73, of Clinton, Missouri passed away on Thursday, April 14, 2022 at Research Medical Center, Kansas City, Missouri. Doris Jean Hill was born on June 1, 1948 to …

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Obituaries 5-5-22


Doris Jean Hill
Doris Jean Hill, age 73, of Clinton, Missouri passed away on Thursday, April 14, 2022 at Research Medical Center, Kansas City, Missouri.
Doris Jean Hill was born on June 1, 1948 to Raymond and Jesse (Moore) Hill. Doris always loved to have fun and she lit up the room when she walked in. Doris went to Bevs School of Beauty in Clinton to learn how to do hair, Doris loved to do hair! Doris loved to dance, she loved country music. Doris will be missed dearly.
Doris is preceded in death by her parents; Raymond “Jack” Hill and Jessie Irene Hill, her sister, Wanda Hill and her brothers, Terry Hill and Ronnie “Big Time” Hill.
Survivors include her daughter, Theresa (Bub) Dempsey, her son, Larry Crowell, her sister, Carol (Dale) Felton, granddaughters; Madison Price, Kelsey Hill, Kenzey (Michael) Witherspoon, Allison Turner, Alexis Turner and 7 great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family.
A memorial service was held April 25, 2022 at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton with Rev. Rick Weaver officiating. Special music included "Lead Me Home, Scars In Heaven and Give Heaven Some Hell."
Services were under the direction of Vansant-Mills Funeral Home of Clinton, Missouri.
James "J.D." Shaw
James "J.D." Shaw, age 64, passed away on Thursday, April 21, 2022 at his home in Clinton, Missouri.
James Dean Shaw was born on September 20, 1957 and departed this life on April 21, 2022. He went by several names including Jimmy, James Dean, JD and Jim.
James will be remembered as a very talented artist and created many masterpieces over the years for his friends and family. He loved the outdoors and his biggest passion was fishing. He was always positive, no matter the circumstance and always had a joke or a funny story ready to tell. He could cheer anyone up and his laugh was unforgettable. James was deeply loved and will be missed by many.
James is survived by his mother, Viola Bailey, brothers; Grant Jackson Jr., Robert Jackson and sister, Kimberly Jackson, children; Jason Shaw, Jesse (Sheldon) Shaw, Kourtney (Dustin) Bruns, Lindsey Shaw and Shyann Shaw (her mother, Angelina Brewer), grandchildren; Devin Shaw, Dillan Shaw, Michael Goodpaster, Lily Goodpaster, Alaina Goodpaster, Kinley Bruns, Aunt Erma Woody and several beloved cousins, nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Kathy Shaw, father, Willard Shaw, brother, Ricky Bledsoe, as well as grandparents, aunts and uncles.
Funeral services were held Friday, April 12, 2022 at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton with Rev. David Mills officiating. Special music included "Don't Let the Sun Go Down, Into the Mystic and Time for Me to Fly."
Services were under the direction of Vansant-Mills Funeral Home of Clinton, Missouri.
Wanda Mae Packer
Wanda Mae Packer, age 85, of Lee's Summit, Missouri passed away on Saturday, March 19, 2022.
Wanda Packer was born on March 20, 1936 in Clinton, Missouri to Emmett Ray and Ella Marie Harrelson. Wanda lived in Clinton where she eventually met and married Ralph Engeman. Ralph and Wanda had three children Mark, Myron and Meldan. Wanda made sure her children attended many activities, some of them including church, band, swimming and Boy Scouts. Wanda made sure all three sons achieved their Eagle Scout from Troop 430 in Clinton, Missouri. Some may remember her from many years of employment at Wetzel Clinic and Clearfield Cheese. Ralph and Wanda were married for 24 years before his passing on July 30, 1980. Wanda eventually remarried to Charles (Chuck) Packer where they traveled Central and NW States with Chuck’s employment at The Boeing Company. After Chuck’s retirement they resettled to Lee’s Summit, Missouri to be close to her children. Wanda and Chuck were married for 40 years until her passing.
Preceding Wanda in death were her parents, Emmett and Ella; her husband Ralph Henry Engeman, four brothers, Eugene Harrelson, Billy Harrelson, Donald Harrelson and Joe Harrelson, and one sister, Juanita Cooper.
Survivors include two brothers, Ralph Harrelson and Larry Harrelson of Clinton, Missouri, her husband, Charles Packer of Lee’s Summit, Missouri; her sons and spouses, Mark and Linda of Oak Grove, Missouri, Myron and LaVonne of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, Meldan and Darsi of Greenwood, Missouri; six grandchildren, Cassandra Engeman, Christina Godinez, Danielle Schremser, Breanne Raymond, Audrey Boykin and Kyle Engeman; along with ten great grandchildren.
Graveside services were held April 20, 2022 at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton with Rev. Margie Briggs officiating.
Services were under the direction of Vansant-Mills Funeral Home of Clinton, Missouri.
Jerry Lynn Cooper
Jerry Lynn Cooper, age 80, of Calhoun, Missouri passed away on Thursday, April 7, 2022 at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri.
Jerry was born on February 14, 1942 in Clinton, Missouri to Charles Otis and Kathleen (Young) Cooper.
Jerry graduated from Clinton High School in 1960, and Married Linda Lucille (Long) Cooper on November 5, 1960. After graduation he worked as an auto mechanic for the Walker Motor Co. in Clinton Mo. In 1964 the family moved to California where Jerry was Head Mechanic at the American Indian Motor Co. After 10 years they moved back to Missouri where he worked for the Clinton Fire Department, Owned and operated the Cooper Dairy Farm in Calhoun, Mo, and was a mechanic for the KC Metro Bus Co. until his retirement in 2008.
Jerry was a one-of-a-kind spirit that broke the mold, he had an infectious laugh and never met a stranger. He had a strong love for his family and would go above and beyond for them. He was softhearted and ornery all at once.
In addition to his parents, Jerry was predeceased by a brother Jack Cooper, a sister Mary Kay (Cooper) Miller, and a granddaughter Stacie Cooper
He is survived by his wife Linda (Long) Cooper of Calhoun Mo, and his children Beverly (Cooper) and Bob North of Kansas City, Charles Douglas Cooper of Calhoun, and Lori (Cooper) and Dale Willcockson of Calhoun. His grandchildren Jerry Lynn Cooper, Elizabeth North-Pilotte, Christina (Willcockson) Mantonya, Kathleen (Willcockson) McCord, and Melinda (Willcockson) Chowning, and 13 great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral services were held April 13, 2022 at the Vansant-Mills Chapel, Clinton with Brother Larry Hill officiating. Special music included "Beyond the Moon, Check Yes Or No, and Go Rest High." The casket bearers were Charles Cooper, Ryan Mantonya, Tony Trolinger, Jeff Cooper, John Chowning and David Wareham. Nelson Smith, Lee Roy Simmons, Bob Trolinger and Jim Schumate were honorary bearers. Interment followed in Hopewell Cemetery, Montrose, Missouri.
Services were under the direction of Vansant-Mills Funeral Home of Clinton, Missouri.
David W. Hutcherson
David W. Hutcherson, 87, of Calhoun, Missouri passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, April 26, 2022 at his home. He was born February 19, 1935 in Clinton, Mo., the son of Luther Wyatt Hutcherson and Mary Ethel (Wiley) Hutcherson.
He married Mary Helen Peelor on October 26, 1958 in Clinton, Mo. She preceded him in death on November 7, 2001.
David was a lifelong farmer. He was a member of the Clinton United Methodist Church, singing in the church choir, a member of the Clinton Elk’s Lodge #1034, Sedalia Moose Lodge, Windsor American Legion, and the “birthday club”. He enjoyed attending high school sporting events, especially when his grandkids were participants. He was a true Royals and Chiefs fan but also enjoyed his Mizzou football and basketball.
Surviving are one son, Bob Hutcherson (Susan), Clinton, Mo.; one daughter, Elizabeth Maurin (John), Kansas City North, Mo.; six grandsons, Scott Hutcherson (Brittany), Clinton, Mo., Cody Hutcherson (Hannah), Austin, Texas, Douglas Hutcherson (Colleen), Columbia, Mo., Matthew Maurin, Kansas City North, Mo., Andrew Maurin (Sara), Liberty, Mo., and Steven Maurin (Brittany), Kansas City North, Mo.; eight great-grandchildren, Wyatt, Whitley, Wylie, Leah, Hunter, Benjamin, Rose and Shyanne, and one on the way, Jackson David; and numerous extended family and friends.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 30, 2022 at the Clinton United Methodist Church. Pastor Monty Stratton will officiate. The family will receive friends from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., just prior to the funeral service. Interment will be in the Calhoun Cemetery, Calhoun, Mo. Friends may call Friday from noon to 8:00 p.m. at the Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Clinton United Methodist Church, and these donations may be left in care of the funeral home.