Dec 06, 2019 5:59 AM

L. Earl Stephenson 1929 - 2019

Posted Dec 06, 2019 5:59 AM

L. Earl Stephenson 90, of Kansas City, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, December 4, 2019 after a battle with cancer.

A memorial mass will be held Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Cure of Ars Catholic Church 9401 Mission Rd, Leawood, KS. 66206. Interment Mount Olivet Cemetery, St. Joseph, MO at a later date.

Earl was born January 5, 1929 in St. Joseph, Missouri to L. Earl Stephenson and Irene Holland Stephenson. Earl graduated from De La Salle High School and from Rockhurst University. He was a Korean War veteran serving from 1951-1953. Following his service in the military, Earl was a salesman and later owned his own business selling building materials and brick to area builders. Earl retired in the mid-1980's and spent his retirement traveling and playing senior softball as well as the Senior Olympics. Earl was a talented baseball and basketball player and enjoyed his time coaching an area youth baseball camp.

Earl is preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Irene Stephenson, his sister Vernelle Stephenson Bruns and his brother John Stephenson.

He is survived by his niece Elaine Dunn, Susie Rollheiser and many great nieces and nephews. Earl was a very generous person with a great sense of humor and will be deeply missed.

In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to the Servants of Mary, 800 N. 18th Street, Kansas City, KS 66102.

We would like to extend a special thank you to Crossroads Hospice and Brookdale of Leawood for their exceptional care.

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Orville Louis Hunter  1954 - 2019

Orville Louis Hunter, 65, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Monday, December 2, 2019.

He was born September 17, 1954 in St. Joseph, Missouri. Orville was a member of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church and the Testrams Club. He was employed with the City of St. Joseph for over 30 years.

He enjoyed concrete work, cartoons, BBQ and was an avid Kansas City Chiefs fan.

Orville was preceded in death by his parents, James and Ruby (Jones) Hunter; brothers, Robert, Steve, Craig and John Hunter. Survivors include son, Darnell Grayson (Kathy); sisters, Carol Barksdale (Daryl), Vickie Hunter, Mary McGaughy (Ron), Paula Hunter; brother, Henry “Clint” Hunter; grandchildren, Danae Nelson, Keion Grayson; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Farewell Services 1:00 P.M. Saturday, New Hope Missionary Baptist Church. Interment Ashland Cemetery. The family will gather with friends 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Friday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Online guest book and obituary at