Edward Bowden, Jr.

In Loving MemoryGraveside funeral services for Edward Bowden, Jr., will be 3:00 PM Saturday, April 19, 2014 at Oak Hill Cemetery in Butler, Missouri with Chaplain Steve Knoll officiating. Visitation prior to services, from 2 PM until departure for cemetery at Mullinax Funeral Home, Butler, Missouri (660-679-0009). Contributions are suggested to Heartland Hospice. Messages of condolence for the family may be left at www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com.

Edward “Ed” Harrison Bowden, Jr., 71 of Butler, Missouri passed away April 14, 2014 at his home in Butler. He was born March 13, 1943 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, son of Edward H. (Sr.) and Laverne (Ridgeway) Bowden.

Edward had served in the Navy during the Vietnam era. He was united in marriage to wife Linda for 52 years. In his thirties, Edward attended the Tulsa Junior College, where he studied criminal law. He had worked for U.S. Steel following his return from the Navy. In his later years, he worked in the prosecutor’s office in Kansas City. In his spare time, Edward enjoyed target shooting and camping.

Edward was preceded in death by his mother and step-father. He is survived by his wife, Linda Bowden of Butler; son Stephen Bowden, daughter Vicki Hobbs and husband Kurt; grandchildren Nicholas and Leann; and great-grandchildren Laytin, Jena and Shane; as well as one sister, Delores, and brother, Danny.

Gage Kraft

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Funeral services for Gage Kraft will be 2:00 PM Sunday, April 13, 2014 at the Mullinax Funeral Home – Drexel Chapel in Drexel, Missouri (816-657-4400) with Pastor Mike Harenza officiating. Visitation prior to services, 1-2 PM at the chapel. Burial to follow services in Sharon Cemetery near Drexel. Contributions are suggested to the Gage Kraft Memorial, care of Hawthorn Bank at the Drexel, Harrisonville or Belton locations. Messages of condolence for the family may be left at www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com.

Gage Kraft, age 6, passed away April 9, 2014 following injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Miami County, Kansas. Gage leaves behind his parents, Tanya Adams and Timothy Kraft, and older brother, Brendon Kraft; as well as many additional family and loved ones whose lives he touched.

More complete obituary information will be provided as the information becomes available.

Shirley M. Black

In Loving MemoryGraveside Funeral Services for Shirley Black will be 1:00 PM Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Park Lawn Cemetery, Kansas City, Missouri. There is no visitation. A public memorial service will be held at a later time. Messages of condolence for the family may be left at www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com. Arrangements under the direction of the Mullinax Funeral Home, Butler, Missouri (660-679-0009).

Shirley Marie (Booth) Black, 81 of Belton, Missouri, passed away April 8, 2014. Shirley was born June 20, 1932 in Turlock, California, daughter of Harry and Pearl (Lee) Booth.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband Warren; as well as two sisters, Wanda and Roberta. She is survived by her son, Ward Black and wife Laurie of Belton; grandson Weston Black, and granddaughter Julia Black; and three sisters: Carol Ashmun, Wilma Glos, and Elaine Smay.

A more complete obituary will be provided as the information becomes available.

Jerry Johnson

In Loving MemoryArrangements for Jerry Johnson are private burial, with no public services planned. Arrangements under the direction of the Mullinax Funeral Home, Butler, Missouri (660-679-0009).

Jerry Wayne Johnson, 67 of Creighton, Missouri passed away March 26, 2014 at St. Joseph Medical Center, Kansas City, Missouri. Jerry is survived by his longtime companion Robin McElroy of Creighton. Private graveside services and burial were held in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, Missouri.

Mary K. Roberts

In Loving MemoryGraveside Memorial Services for Mary Roberts will be 10:00 AM Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Mt. Olive Baptist Church Cemetery. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, April 26, 2014 at Edelweiss Clubhouse, 72nd Terrace & Switzer, Shawnee Mission, KS 66203. Messages of condolence for the family may be left below.

Mary Kay Roberts, 62 of Merriam, Kansas passed away April 3, 2014 at Kansas City Hospice House, Kansas City, Missouri. Mary was born February 9, 1952 in Waynesville, Missouri, daughter of William L. (Sr.) and Lorraine (Badger) Rinck.

Mary was preceded in death by her mother. She is survived by her husband, Lee Roberts of Merriam; her father, and her step-mother, Vera Rinck; her children: Fred Rinck and wife Jenny, Christopher Roberts and wife Crystal, Angela VanNatter and husband Scott, and Jeffery Roberts and wife Kathleen; one sister, Gloria Rinck, and three brothers: William L. Rinck, Jr., Timothy L. Rinck, and Randy Wood. She also leaves behind nine grandchildren: Gannen, Fury, Skylar, Kaylee, Ivan, Kiefer, Neffie, Cameron, and Keira.

Lorraine “Lorrie” Johnson

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Memorial services for Lorrie Johnson will be 2:00 PM Sunday, March 30, 2014 at the Amoret Christian Church in Amoret, Missouri with Pastor Kevin Berry officiating. There is no visitation. Private family inurnment at a later time in Virginia Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Amoret Christian Church. Services under the direction of the Mullinax Funeral Home (660-679-0009) of Butler, Missouri. Messages of condolence for the family may be left at www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com.

Lorraine “Lorrie” Johnson, 86 of Amoret, Missouri passed away March 25, 2014 at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas. She was born July 15, 1927 in Boston, Mass.

Lorrie was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, and two sisters; as well as one son, Randall Johnson; and two great-grandchildren, LaResa and Collin.  She is survived by her husband, Kirby Johnson of Amoret; sisters June, Shirley, and Carol; daughters Sharon, Lorrie Marie and Donna; sons Richard and David; as well as many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and also great-great grandchildren.

A complete obituary will be published as the information becomes available.

Lowell W. Logan

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Memorial Services for Lowell Logan will be 10:00 AM Thursday, March 27, 2014 at Mullinax Funeral Home (660-679-0009) in Butler, Missouri with Greg Mullinax officiating. Visitation Wednesday evening, 6 – 8 PM with Masonic Services beginning at 7:30 PM at the funeral home. Contributions are suggested to the Butler Public Library, Shriners Hospital, or Butler Masonic Lodge. Messages of condolence for the family may be left at www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com.

Lowell Warren Logan, 82 of Butler, Missouri passed away March 24, 2014 at his home in Butler. He was born July 30, 1931 in Kansas City, Missouri, son of Warren and Nina M. (French) Logan.

Lowell moved to Butler in 1945 and graduated from Butler High School in 1948. He worked with his dad as an electrician until he went to Moler Barber School in Kansas City, Missouri, graduating October 14, 1950; and later that same month, began work at South Side Barber Shop in Butler. While in Barber school he joined the Army Reserves – just to have something to do on Thursday evenings!

In January 1951, his unit was called to active duty and Lowell was sent to Ft. Campbell, Kentucky. He took advantage of every weekend pass he could wrangle to come home to Butler, all because of Waldeane Niggley. They were married June 8, 1952 and returned to Kentucky until November of 1952, when Lowell was discharged. Upon returning to Butler, he was again at South Side Barber Shop as a partner with Gene Wilson, later buying the business in 1975.

Lowell was president and secretary of the Butler Jaycees, helping build the Jaycee Park, including the Shelter House. He coached Little League football several years and served as Eagle Scout advisor for five years. He was a member of the American Legion, the Butler Masonic Lodge where he was due to receive his 50-year pin in May, 2014, the Scottish Rite, and Ararat Shrine in Kansas City. Lowell was also a member of the Butler Country Club and enjoyed golf, hunting, and fishing.

Lowell was an accomplished builder – having built three homes in Butler, with help from his dad, brother, nephew, and son. He also built one home at Lake of the Ozarks, frequently driving the boat and pulling the kids on skis.

Lowell was a member of the First Baptist Church of Butler.

Lowell was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Waldeane Logan of Butler; son, Dr. Russell Logan and wife Pam of Lamar; and daughters Sandy Golden and husband John and Sheri Wheelen and husband Marty, all of Joplin; granddaughters Amanda O’Brien and husband Thaddeus and Abbey Logan and fiancé Jenny Johnson, all of Overland Park, Kansas; and one brother, Kenneth W. Logan and wife Deanna of Reeds Spring, Missouri.