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Franklin Keith Cummings 1918-2014

Franklin Keith Cummings, 95, of Blue Springs, passed away July 12, 2014, at St. Mary’s Manor, Blue Springs. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, July 17th at Royer-Hays Funeral Home, Blue Springs. The family will receive friends from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. Graveside services will be at 3:00 p.m. in Old Scotland Church of Christ Cemetery, Jameson. Contributions may be made to

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Rita Keyes 1947-2014

A family service for Rita Keyes will be held on July 16, 2014, on the family farm, Pattonsburg. Arrangements were by Poland-Thompson Funeral Home, Cameron. Memorials may be sent to UNO Medical Center; Attention: Medical Research.

Rita Keyes, 66, Cameron, died on July 13, 2014.

She was born Sept. 12, 1947, in Omaha, Neb.

Rita married Robert Keyes III on June 26, 1965. He survives of the home.

Other survivors

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Ruth Ann Parton 1942-2014

Ruth Ann (Walker) Parton, 70, of Lawson, died July 10, 2014, at her home.

Ruth was born July 29, 1943, to Olin Lee and Mildred Ruth (Sailor) Walker in Bethany. She graduated from Gallatin High School with the class of 1961.

Ruth married Ivan E. Parton on Aug. 20, 1960. She was a homemaker and “snake fighter” all her life. She was a lady in every sense of the word.

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Freya Hope Lopp 2014-2014

Freya Hope Lopp, nine days, premature infant daughter of Allen and Michelle (Sherwood) Lopp, passed away on July 5, 2014, at Children’s Mercy Hospital.

Survivors: parents; sister, Nichole; two brothers, Damion and Zeus; grandparents, Raye (George “Joe”) Phelps, all of Altamont.

Freya has been cremated under the direction of Poland-Thompson Funeral Home, Cameron.

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Harold V. Shopbell 1934-2014

Harold V. Shopbell, 79, Gallatin, died July 5, 2014, at Liberty Hospital.

He was born Aug. 27, 1934, to Guy and Goldie (Justice) Shopbell in Union Star. He married Roselie Mary Campbell on April 13, 1958. She preceded him in death in 2005.

Harold proudly served in the United States Army and served in Germany for several years. He enjoyed fishing, dancing with his companion, Nadine, and was a regular

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Joyce Clark 1926-2014

A memorial service for Joyce Clark will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Hillcrest Manor Nursing Home, Hamilton. The body has been cremated. Arrangements were by Bram Funeral Home, Hamilton.

Joyce Jean Clark, 87, Hamilton, died on July 1, 2014, at the Cameron Regional Medical Center. She had previously lived in the Weatherby area.

Joyce was born on Oct. 15,

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Carl W. “Cotton” Gutshall 1921-2014

Carl W. “Cotton” Gutshall, 93, Gilman City, passed away July 6, 2014, at the Cameron Veteran’s Home.

He was born Feb. 27, 1921, in Blue Ridge, the son of Glenn Forrest and Osta K. (Twedell) Gutshall. He attended grade school at Blue Ridge and high school in Gilman City, where he graduated in 1940. He also attended college at Maryville for a year. When WWII broke out, Cotton joined the

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L. Frank Wilson 1922-2014

Funeral services for L. Frank Wilson will be Saturday, July 5, 2014, at the Missouri Veteran’s Home, Cameron. Burial: Mirabile Cemetery. Memorial donations to the local VFW and/or Salvation Army. Arrangements: Poland-Thompson Funeral Home, Cameron.

L. Frank Wilson, 92, Cameron, died on June 28, 2014.

Frank was born on May 9, 1922, in Excelsior Springs, to Fred and Lena (Fink) Wilson.

He married Ann G. Anderson in 1950.

Frank served

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Craig McBroom 1961-2014

Tragedy once again strikes the McBroom family of Gallatin, with the death of Craig McBroom on June 30, 2014, as the result of injuries sustained in an accident in Wichita Kansas.

It was October 23, 1961, when Clayton and Mildred McBroom first welcomed Craig into this world. He was the fourth of what would become a family of eight children. Craig was inherently charming, sharp-witted and well-liked in the community.

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