Howard Christopher “Chris” Bell

In Loving MemoryArrangements for Howard Christopher “Chris” Bell are Cremation, with family memorial services scheduled for 5:30 PM Thursday, October 30, 2014 at the family home, 703 Parkview in Butler, Missouri. Contributions to the family. Messages and memories may be left for the family at Cremation under the direction of the Mullinax Funeral Home (660-679-0009) in Butler, Missouri.

Howard Christopher Bell, 52, formerly of Overland Park, Kansas passed away October 28, 2014 in Butler, Missouri. He was born February 11, 1962 in Kansas City, Kansas, son of Paul B. Bell, Sr., and Leola Mae (Powell) Bell.

He was very much loved by all who ever met him. He enjoyed country music, old cars, motorcycles and was a Dukes of Hazard Fan. He also enjoyed watching wrestling. His life was spent enjoying time with his brother Mike, nephew Cameron and family and friends.

Chris was preceded in death by his mother and father. Survivors include sister Carol Yaw (Ed) of Terre Haute, Ind; brother Paul Bennett Bell, Jr. of Kansas City, Kansas; brother John L. Bell (Amanda) of Topeka, Kansas; sister Brenda L. Current (Pete) of Chattanooga, Tennessee; sister Theresa Rohlfing (David) of Appleton City, Missouri; brother Bruce Dotson (Renee) of Butler, Missouri; sister Jessie Taylor (Mike) of Holden, Missouri; sister Leona Featherstone of Kansas City, Missouri; brother Lloyd Bell of Winfield, Kansas; brother Mike Bell (Michelle) of Butler, Missouri; sister Deborah Bell of Terre Haute, Indiana; sister Margaret Ward (Rob) of Kansas City, Kansas; special nephews including Cameron Bell and Nick Current and nieces Stephanie Scott and Amber Dotson and a host of other nieces and nephews; as well as a special uncle Craig Powell, and other family members.

Kathryn Coffman

In Loving MemoryArrangements for Kathryn Coffman are Cremation, with memorial services to be announced at a later time by her family. Messages of condolence for the family may be left at Cremation under the direction of the Mullinax Funeral Home, Butler, Missouri (660-679-0009).

Kathryn Jean (Snyder) Coffman, 63 of Ronan, Montana passed away October 22, 2014 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. She was born July 5, 1951 in Ronan, daughter of Eldon Snyder and Ruth Kirsch.

Kathryn was preceded in death by her parents and one grandson, Timothy Johnson. She is survived by her children: daughter Deni Coffman of Clarksville, Tennessee; daughter Becky Coffman of Ronan, Montana; daughter Amy Coffman of Ronan; son TJ Coffman and wife Amy of Butler, Missouri; and grandchildren Jesse, Tyler, Rosie, Sage, Kylee, Danielle, Ted, Cheyenne, Cameron and Carter; as well as many “honorary” kids and grandkids. She also leaves behind brother Kenny Snyder and wife Donnita, brother Kim Snyder, and sisters Kay Langan and husband Bill, Krissy Paro and husband Jim, and Kelly Bailey and husband Walt.

Thomas “Gary” Young

Gary ObituaryGraveside memorial services for Gary Young will be 11:00 AM Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 in Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville, Missouri. The family will gather for fellowship following services at noon at Harrisonville Youth Building. Contributions are suggested to American Cancer Society, or Diabetes Association. Messages of condolence for the family may be left at Services under the direction of the Mullinax Funeral Home in Butler, Missouri (660-679-0009).

Thomas “Gary” Young, 67 of Peculiar, Missouri passed away Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at Crown Care in Harrisonville, Missouri. Gary was born December 11, 1946 in Los Angeles, California, son of Marion T. and Velma E. (Davis) Young.

Gary was loved by many, and a friend to all. He was a successful business owner for many years, and was a Realtor at his retirement. Gary was a dedicated family man, and was a proud papa and granddad who survived raising five children and seven grandchildren. Gary is loved and will be missed.

Gary was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter-in-law, Kimberly George. He is survived by his children, Karie Rogers of Peculiar; Michael Young (Christy) of Harrisonville; Mark Young of Peculiar; Jamie Garrison (Doug) of Peculiar; Matthew Young of Peculiar; grandchildren Trevor, Shelby, Preston, Codie, Madison, Chloe, and Mason; and one sister, Patricia Smith (Ralph) of Amsterdam, Missouri; as well as former spouse, Ellen Holmes (Rick).

Everett L. Baker

In Loving MemoryFuneral services for Everett Lee Baker will be 2:00 PM Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at the Mullinax Funeral Home (660-679-0009) in Butler, Missouri with Minister Felix Salazar officiating. Visitation will be prior to services from 1:30 – 2:00 PM at the funeral home. Burial will follow funeral services in Double Branch Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to Double Branch Cemetery. Messages of condolence for the family may be left at

Everett Lee Baker, 89 of Butler, Missouri passed away October 18, 2014 at Heartland of Willow Lane in Butler. Everett was born July 8, 1925 in rural Bates County, Missouri, son of Claude A. and Rosalie (Wix) Baker. Everett was united in marriage to Virginia Cox, who survives.

Throughout his life, it can be said that Everett was public-minded. He served his community on a great many boards and organizations to include Bates County Fair Board and the Hospital board, to name only a couple. Everett will be remembered by many as someone who would clear rural roads for neighbors following hard snows; he cared for these roads year-round as well. Everett raised Guernsey cattle and showed Angus, for which he had quite an eye and repeatedly achieved top-of-market. He loved animals and was good with them, but particularly loved dogs.

Everett was preceded in death by his parents, sister Varie Thompson and brother Clyde Baker; as well as an infant daughter. He is survived by his wife, Virginia Baker of Butler; niece Jean Van Horn and husband Pete; great-nieces and great-nephews Dallas Van Horn, Kelly Deems, Shannon Van Horn, and Angela Van Horn; as well as many other nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Beatrice E. “Bea” Page

In Loving MemoryMass of Christian Burial for Bea Page will be 10:30 AM Monday, October 13, 2014 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Butler, Missouri with Father John Bolderson as Celebrant. Visitation will be Sunday evening, 5 – 7 PM at Mullinax Funeral Home in Butler (660-679-0009) with Rosary at 7 PM. Burial following Mass in Oak Hill Cemetery in Butler. Messages of condolence for the family may be left at

Beatrice Elizabeth “Bea” (Heiman) Page, 85 of Butler, Missouri passed away October 9, 2014 at her home in Butler. Bea was born December 11, 1928 in Montrose, Missouri, daughter of Cornelius and Lucy (Hake) Heiman. She was united in marriage to Joe Donald Page, who preceded her in death January 28, 2013. Bea was a member of Beta Sigma Phi sorority for over 50 years. She was active in 4H, and was a longtime member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, where she sang in the choir. Additionally she belonged to the Extension Club and was an active bowler.

In addition to Joe, Bea was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, JoAnne Page, and grandchildren Scott and Jennifer Harold; brothers Harold, Ted and Jim Heiman, and sisters Berniece Griggs, Rita Gibbens, and Evelyn Brownsberger; as well as her father and mother-in-law, Harley and Winnie Page. Bea is survived by her children: Mike Page and wife Barbara of Appleton City, Missouri; Patricia Johnson and husband Gene of Fort Scott, Kansas; Nancy Hedrick and husband Eddie of Butler; Jim Page and wife Sarah of Green Valley, Arizona; Jerry Page and wife Christine of Butler; Harley Page and wife Kori of Butler; grandchildren Becky Jones (Andy), Seth Harold (Sarah), Joe Hedrick (Leslie), Chance Hedrick (fiancé Shanya), Michael Page, Jennifer Page, and Jordan Page, and Devon, Austin, Drew and Alli Page; great-grandchildren Tristen Chadd and Megan Jones, and Alden and Henry Hedrick; and brothers Jerome Heiman and Charles Heiman.

Cheryl Bestvater

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Funeral services for Cheryl Bestvater will be 11:00 AM Friday, October 10, 2014 at South Haven Baptist Church in Belton, Missouri with Senior Pastor Curt Fieleke officiating. Visitation will be immediately prior to services from 9:30 – 11:00 AM at the church. Burial will follow services in Peculiar Cemetery, Peculiar, Missouri. Memorial contributions in memory of Cheryl are suggested to South Haven Baptist Church. Messages of condolence for the family may be left at

Cheryl Ann (Lee) Bestvater, 57 of Belton, Missouri passed away Saturday, October 4, 2014 at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Cheryl was born August 3, 1957 in Jefferson City, Missouri, daughter of Everett and Shirley (Thornberry) Lee.

Cheryl graduated high school in Eureka, Kansas. She began in retail sales and then started her career in real estate in 1986. Cheryl loved her job – helping people find their dream home, or helping them receive the most from the sale of their home. Cheryl just loved people.

In 1995 Cheryl was diagnosed with breast cancer while she was pregnant with Brooke. She always called Brooke our “miracle baby.” She has been cancer-free ever since. Cheryl loved to plant flowers and decorate for just about every season and holiday. She loved the Lord, and would listen to Christian radio while she worked on her real estate.

Cheryl held the distinction of Senior Sales Associate, Multi-Million Dollar producer, WHS, CREW, CREST, and was a Broker in Kansas and Missouri for 28 years.

Cheryl was preceded in death by her mother and one sister, Dayna Lynn Masters. She is survived by her father, Everett Lee of Peculiar, Missouri; her husband, William Bestvater of Belton; daughters Teresa Hammond of Fayetteville, Arkansas and Brooke Bestvater of Belton; brothers Rocky Lee, Rick Lee, Randy Lee, and Rance Lee; and granddaughters Michaele and Kinley.


Carmen Moses Harp

In Loving MemoryCelebration of Life Services for Carmen Moses Harp will be 1:00 PM Saturday, September 27, 2014 at Ohio Street United Methodist Church in Butler, Missouri. There is no visitation. Messages of condolence for the family may be left at This information is provided courtesy of Mullinax Funeral Home in Butler, Missouri (660-679-0009).

Carmen Letitia Moses Harp was born June 8, 1964 in Butler, Missouri and passed away September 15, 2014 in Dallas, Texas.

Carmen was preceded in death by her mother, Shirley Moses, and her father, Carl Moses; her grandparents, Buster (Theodore) & Helen Sweets, and Charles and Myrtle Moses. She is survived by her son, Skylar Moses; brothers Tim Nuckols, Carl Moses, Jr., Harold Moses, and Carlos Moses; sisters Debra Moses, Carla Fondren, Theresa Moses Clark, and Clarissa Moses; along with a host of nieces and nephews.