Harold Eastwood


eastwood-photoHarold D. Eastwood, 82 of Butler, Missouri passed away July 25, 2016 at Medicalodge in Butler. Graveside funeral services will be 3:30 PM Saturday, July 30, 2016 in Fontana Cemetery, Fontana, Kansas with Greg Mullinax officiating. Visitation will be from 1-2 PM prior to services at Mullinax Funeral Home (660-679-0009) in Butler. Contributions are suggested to the charity of the donor’s choice. Messages of condolence for the family may be left at http://www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com.

Harold David Eastwood was born March 1, 1934 in Kansas City, Missouri, son of Arthur and Doreta (McAddams) Eastwood. He grew up in the Fontana, Kansas area briefly but spent most of his early years in Kansas City, Kansas.

Harold held many occupations throughout his life, including at a gas station, Faultless Starch, and a battery company, but is best known for founding Eastwood Appliance.  The company originated in Kansas City, Kansas but currently is in Pleasanton, Kansas. Harold was gifted when it came to appliance repair and he imparted this knowledge on to his children.  He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his grandchildren, and was a former member of the Cornerstone United Pentecostal Church.

Harold was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Judy Kay (Nyhart) Eastwood; and one brother, Charles “Bud” Eastwood. He is survived by his children: Davida Asher, David Lee Eastwood, Aaron Dean Eastwood, Jeffrey Allen Eastwood, Glenn William Eastwood, Sean Kelly Eastwood, Ronald Clint Eastwood; 19 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.


Kenneth E. Hunt

Hunt PicKenneth E. Hunt, 89 of Foxwood Springs in Raymore, Missouri passed away July 23, 2016 at Belton Regional Medical Center in Belton, Missouri. A visitation will be held from 10:00 to 11:00 am Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at the Mullinax  Funeral Home, Drexel Chapel (660-679-0009).  Funeral services will follow at 11:00 am also at the chapel.  Burial will be in Sharon Cemetery, Drexel, Missouri.  Contributions are suggested in lieu of flowers to the “Fellowship of John” fund at Foxwood Springs.  Messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com

Kenneth Emmett Hunt, passed away July 23, 2016, just two months shy, to the day, of his 90th birthday.  He was born September 23, 1926, in Adrian, MO, the oldest child of Emmett LeRoy Hunt and Bessie Bell (Bishop) Hunt.  Kenneth shared his childhood with his one sibling, sister, Doris Marie (Hunt) Tucker. After graduating Drexel High School, in 1944, Kenneth enlisted into the United States Army Infantry and bravely served his country in the South Pacific, Japan, during World War II.

The majority of Kenneth’s working career was with Westinghouse, Colgate-Palmolive and over 30 years at the same building and location through several corporate mergers; Bendix/Allied-Signal/ Honeywell where he retired in 1994.  During his retirement years Kenneth enjoyed bowling, square dancing and attending his grandson’s sporting events.

Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents, Emmett and Bessie; sister, Doris Marie Tucker; and daughter-in-law, Ginny Hunt.

He is survived by two sons, Kenny Hunt (Trish), and Ron Hunt (Shelia); two grandsons, Curtis Hunt (Kara), Kyle Hunt (Annie), three great-grandchildren, Dakota Marshall, Brynn Marshall, and Brady Hunt.





Herman Mager

mager-photoHerman F. Mager, 84 of Butler, Missouri passed away July 22, 2016 at his home. Funeral services will be 10:00 AM Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at the Mullinax Funeral Home (660-679-0009) in Butler. Visitation will be prior to services from 9-10 AM at the funeral home. Interment will follow services in the Benjamin Cemetery near Amoret, Missouri. Contributions are suggested to the Benjamin Cemetery or Calvary Baptist Church, and may be left in care of the funeral home. Messages of condolence for the family may be left at www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com.

Herman Franklin Mager was born August 20, 1931 in Mulberry, Mo., son of Fred William and Marie (Spawn) Mager.

Herman attended Mulberry Grade School and graduated from Amoret High School. He married his one and only love, Zella Fritts Mager in October of 1951, celebrating over 62 years of marriage. Herman was a machinist in the aerospace industry working at Westinghouse, Bendix, and Allied Signal. He was a member of the Bates County Elks Lodge. He loved to dance including square dancing, round dancing, and the ‘two-step.’ He loved to hunt deer and turkey.

In addition to his parents, Herman was preceded in death by his wife Zella in 2014; his sister Della Luckan; and one daughter, Julie Taylor.

He is survived by his sister, Emma Meade and husband Bill; son Dennis Mager and wife Karen of Maryland; son Doug Mager and wife Nancy of Butler; son-in-law Stan Taylor of Texas, as well as nine grandchildren: Bryan (Karen) Mager, Michelle (Kip) Copeland, Brent (Anne) Mager, Andrea (Sean) Fitzgerald, Kevin (Heather) Mager, Ashley (Bret) Keighley, Mallory Mager, Sam Mager, Jacob Mager; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Norman Ricky

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Dr. Norman Ricky, 81 of Belton, Missouri passed away July 19, 2016 in Harrisonville, Missouri. Cremation, with a Memorial Service scheduled for 11:00 AM Saturday, July 30, 2016 at LifeQuest Church, 1400 N. Scott Ave., Belton, MO 64012. Messages of condolence for the family may be left at www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com.

Norman Douglas Ricky was born July 10, 1935 in Lincoln, Nebraska, son of Dana Bruce and Thelma (Shirley) Ricky. Dr. Norman was a Chiropractor in Raymore, Missouri.


Laura Louise Careswell

Scan 1Laura “Louise” Careswell, 79 of Drexel, Missouri passed away July 16, 2016 at Kansas City Hospice House in Kansas City, Missouri.  A visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 pm Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at Mullinax Funeral Home, Drexel Chapel (660-679-0009).  Funeral services will be held 10:00 am Thursday, July 21, 2016 also at the funeral home.  Burial will follow in Sharon Cemetery, Drexel, Missouri.  Contributions are suggested to Heartland Christian Church of Sebring, FL or Drexel United Methodist Church.  Messages of condolence may be left for the family at http://www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com

Louise was born August 9, 1936 to Woodrow and Dorothy Reed Russell in Miami County, Kansas.  She grew up in the Drexel, Missouri area and attended Drexel schools, where she began playing basketball.  Louise graduated in 1954 and continued to play basketball for a short time.  On January 4, 1959 she was united in marriage to Rawland Careswell in Moberly, Missouri.  To this union three daughters were born, Sherri, Carole, and Angela.  Louise worked for BMA Insurance in Kansas City until she became a full time homemaker.  Later in life she would work as a waitress in various local restaurants, but her true joy was found in caring for children.  Louise at one time was Volunteer EMT for the city of Drexel. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary, Drexel United Methodist Church, and Heartland Christian Church during her retirement in Sebring, Florida.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband of 40 years, Rawland Careswell, and brothers, M. Dean Russell and Roy Curtis Russell.  Louise is survived by her daughters, Sherri Tregnago and husband Bill, Carole Brandt and husband Kerry, and Angela Stephens and Husband Danny, five grandchildren, Alicia Martin and husband Gabe, Bradley Tregnago and wife Megan, Dustin Tregnago, Shawn Brandt, and Emily Stephens, four great-grandchildren, brothers Dale and Don Russell, sisters, Linda Carlson, Doris Yadon and husband Gary, Loretta Creek, Twila Russell, Gayle Semple and husband Don, Patricia Larson, sister-in-law Cindy Russell, and by a “4th” daughter Christi Russell Shannon and her family, along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.

Louise will be forever remembered for her love of children and her warm spirit.  “You are so beautiful, and I love you.”








Minnie F. Vaughn

In Loving MemoryMinnie F. Vaughn, age 92, of Warsaw, Missouri, passed away Monday, July 11, 2016 at her home in Warsaw.   A visitation will be held Thursday July 14, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Reser Funeral Home in Warsaw.  Funeral services will then be held 1:30 pm Saturday, July 16, 2016 at Mullinax Funeral Home, Butler, Missouri (660-679-0009).  Visitation will be held prior to services on Saturday from 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm also at Mullinax Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Salem Cemetery, Foster, Missouri.   Messages of condolence may be left for the family at http://www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com

Minnie was born on December 9, 1923 the daughter of Gus and Gladys (Woodfin) Strait.  She grew up in Rich Hill and graduated from Rich Hill High School.  Minnie was united in marriage to Wesley Donald Vaughn. They made their home in Lee’s Summit, Missouri where she was employed as a line worker for Western Electric. After their retirement, they made their home in Warsaw and spent their winters in Brownsville, Texas.  She was a member of the Spoonbill Quilters Club, the DAM Painters (Decorative Artists of Missouri) and the Ozark Rug Hookers.

Minnie was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a son Jack Edward Vaughn and a sister Norma McCaw.

She is survived by a son Larry Vaughn and his wife Barbara, of Warsaw, a daughter Diane Sharp and her husband Jerry, of Warsaw, a daughter-in-law Judy Vaughn of Belton, Missouri, six grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren, other relatives and friends.

Alecia Rochelle Johnson

In Loving MemoryAlecia Rochelle Johnson, 22 of Olathe, Kansas passed away July 7, 2016 at her home in Olathe.  A visitation will be held Friday July 15, 2016 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm at the Mullinax Funeral Home in Butler, Missouri (660-679-0009).  Funeral services will follow at 1:30 pm also at the funeral home.  Contributions are suggested to Epilepsy Foundation or Children’s Mercy Hospital.  Messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com

Alecia was born September 7, 1993 in Clinton, Missouri to Richard and Lori Mayfield Johnson.  She attended school in Butler, Missouri and graduated from Ruskin High School, Kansas City, Missouri in 2012.  She worked for many years for Sonic and part-time for Genesis Property Management.   Alecia was an avid fan of the Missouri Tigers, Kansas City Royals and the New England Patriots.  She had a deep love for her family, putting each of them before herself.  Alecia touched the lives of many people, making friends wherever she went.  She will always be remembered for her kind words, warm presence, and cheerful smile.

Alecia was preceded in death by her brother Zachary Johnson, grandmothers, Mary Hollingshead and Sue Howard, and great-grandma “Fergie”.

She is survived by her father Richard Johnson and Mother Lori Mayfield Johnson both of Kansas City, MO, by her boyfriend Eddie Thompson, Jr. of the home, siblings, Amber, Zenas, Brittany, Cody, Aiden, Bailey, Keegan, Kordell, Shane, Joshua, and, Lexi, grandpa Larry Mayfield of Butler, MO, and an aunt Elizabeth Mayfield Clark of Kansas City, MO, along with three nephews, one niece, and various extended family members and friends.